• <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b><br>Dr. Seuss, pen, ink & watercolor, calendar illustration, Thomas D. Murphy Company, 1937. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b> Georges Lepape, <i>Sur la Terrasse,</i> gouache & pencil, cover for <i>Vogue,</i> 1930. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b> Charles Dana Gibson, <i>The Coming Game, Yale vs. Vassar,</i> pen & ink, for <i>Life</i> magazine, 1895. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b><br>H.A. Rey, color pencil, charcoal, watercolor & gouache, for <i>Rafi et les 9 singes,</i> 1939. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b> Ernest H. Shepard, pen & ink, for Kenneth Grahame’s <i>Bertie’s Escapade,</i> 1949. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b> Charles Schulz, <i>The Biggest Star Measured So Far,</i> ink & wash, original <i>Peanuts</i> cartoon, published 1961. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b> Saul Steinberg, <i>12 Biographies, A to B,</i> pen & ink with collage, final illustration in his book <i>The Labyrinth,</i> 1960. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b><br>Jo Mielziner, <i>A Streetcar Named Desire,</i> watercolor, graphite & gouache, first color study for the award-winning 1947 production. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b> Charles Addams, <i>Nevermore,</i> watercolor & ink, for <i>The New Yorker,</i> 1973. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b> James Montgomery Flagg, <i>I Should Worry,</i> watercolor, gouache & graphite, cover for <i>Judge</i> magazine, 1914. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b> Edward Gorey, <i>Swan Lake, Hunters/Siegfried, Van Rothbart,</i> watercolor, pen & ink, costume designs, 1975. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b> Ludwig Bemelmans, <i>Sketch for Madeline,</i> gouache & ink. $6,000 to $9,000.
  • <b>Christie’s London, Nov. 27:</b> [Peter I, Tsar]. <i>Simboly i emblemata ukazom i blagopovedenii imperatora Petra Alekseevicha [Symbola et emblemata jussu atque auspiciis Petri Alexeidis].</i> Amsterdam, 1705. £30,000 to £40,000
    <b>Christie’s London, Nov. 27:</b> Charlemagne, Adolf. Benefice d'Adieu de Madame Naptal. [St Petersburg: 16th February 1873]. £30,000 to £40,000
    <b>Christie’s London, Nov. 27:</b> [Military. Album.] [An album of drawings of weapons and their accessories, drawn from nature by the Second Cadets Corps.] St Petersburg, 1800. £100,000 to £150,000
    <b>Christie’s London, Nov. 27:</b> Pushkin, Alexander. <i>Evgenii Onegin.</i> St Petersburg: Dep. of Public Education, 1825-1832. £100,000 to £150,000
    <b>Christie’s London, Nov. 27:</b> Sumarokov, Pavel. <i>Dosugi krymskogo sud’i ili vtoroe puteshestvie v Tavridu. [The Leisure of a Crimean Judge or a Second Tour to Tauris].</i> St Petersburg: Imperial Press, 1803-5. £50,000 to £80,000
  • <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>Macbeth: A Tragedy.</i> London, 1673. FIRST SEPARATE AND FIRST QUARTO EDITION. THE CHARLTON HESTON COPY. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> HEMINGWAY, ERNEST. <i>In Our Time.</i> Paris, 1924. FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> HAWTHORNE, NATHANIEL. <i>Fanshawe, A Tale.</i> Boston, 1828. FIRST EDITION OF AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> THOREAU, HENRY DAVID. <i>Walden; Or, Life in the Woods.</i> Boston, 1854. FINE COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies.</i> London, 1685. THE FOURTH FOLIO, Brewster/Bentley issue. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> STEIG, WILLIAM. Original maquette and 58 finished drawings for <i>The Agony in the Kindergarten,</i> one of Steig's most important books. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> VERNE, JULES. <i>A Journey to the Centre of the Earth.</i> New York & London, 1872. FIRST EDITION, RARE AMERICAN ISSUE, with Scribner & Welford cancel title. $5,000 to $8,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> KING, STEPHEN. <i>Carrie.</i> New York, 1974. INSCRIBED FIRST EDITION, OF AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. $1,200 to $1,800.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 4:</b> APPLE MACINTOSH PROTOTYPE. 1983. The earliest known Macintosh with "Twiggy" drive, one of only two known working machines. $120,000 to $180,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 4:</b> PLATO. <i>Timaeus</i> [AND] <i>Critias</i> [from Ficini's 1484 Opera]. A LANDMARK OF SCIENTIFIC THOUGHT. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 4:</b> LOVELACE, AUGUSTA ADA. Sketch of the Analytical Engine Invented by Charles Babbage Esq. London, 1843. FIRST EDITION, JOURNAL ISSUE, MOST IMPORTANT PAPER IN EARLY DIGITAL COMPUTING. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 4:</b> APPLE-1 COMPUTER. Signed by Steve Wozniak, used in development of Apple II. $200,000 to $300,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 4:</b> DARWIN, CHARLES. 1809-1882. <i>On the Origin of Species By Means of Natural Selection.</i> London, 1859. FIRST EDITION. $80,000 to $120,000.

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Rare Book Hub: 21 Auctions Archived, another 16 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Friday, 23 August 2019, 21 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database;  4 denominated in euros, 1 in British pounds, and 16 in US dollars.  Turnover was $3,545,685 as 5,366 lots were offered and 4,503 sold for an 84% success rate.  Buyers increasingly buy right through the doldrums because collecting has become a matter of what rather than when.

 

1 auction saw total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Heritage AuctionsANA World's Fair of Money Currency Platinum Night Auction on August 15th: $1,909,980 


1 auction saw total sales exceed 100% of the high estimates of all lots offered: 

Bruun RasmussenPrints on August 20th: 100.78% 


11 sales saw at least 80% of their lots sell: 

Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 8/13 on August 20th: 100.00% 
Alaska AuctionPrints on August 21st: 100.00% 
William H. Bunch Auctions and AppraisalsEclectic Variety - Books, Prints on August 20th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsU.S. Currency Weekly - Internet Bidstart 8/13 on August 20th: 99.63% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 8/11 on August 18th: 99.57% 
Heritage AuctionsANA World's Fair of Money Currency Platinum Night Auction on August 15th: 98.37% 
Alaska AuctionAntique Books on August 22nd: 95.35% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 8/11 on August 18th: 95.19% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on August 17th: 93.19% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on August 20th: 88.46% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 7/19 on July 29th: 86.27% 


21 total sales reported this week: 

Alaska AuctionAntique Books on August 22nd: 95.35% 
Alaska AuctionPrints on August 21st: 100.00% 
Kestenbaum and CompanyPrinted Books and Posters on August 20th: 71.53% 
PBA GalleriesAmericana, Travel & Cartography with Material from the Warren Heckrotte Collection on August 22nd: 75.25% 
Trafford BooksBooks, Photos & Ephemera, Postcards, Stamps and Postal History. on August 14th: 77.46% 
William H. Bunch Auctions and AppraisalsEclectic Variety - Books, Prints on August 20th: 100.00% 
EldredsJapanese Art and the Prints of Paul Jacoulet on August 21st: 71.84% 
Heritage AuctionsMonthly Photographs - Internet bidstart 7/31 on August 21st: 70.10% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on August 20th: 88.46% 
Addison and SarovaRare Books and Ephemera on August 17th: 79.80% 
North American Auction CompanyAugust Classic Car, Western Antiques and Collectors Sale on August 3rd: 33.00% 
Purcell AuctioneersAntiques and Collectables -Books and Prints, Advertising Signs on August 14th: 60.42% 
Heritage AuctionsU.S. Currency Weekly - Internet Bidstart 8/13 on August 20th: 99.63% 
Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 8/13 on August 20th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 8/11 on August 18th: 95.19% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 7/19 on July 29th: 86.27% 
Catawiki B. V.Autographs and Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 7/19 on July 28th: 76.67% 
RR AuctionPop Culture, Featuring Woodstock - Online bidstart 8/8 on August 15th: 55.54% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on August 17th: 93.19% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 8/11 on August 18th: 99.57% 

Heritage AuctionsANA World's Fair of Money Currency Platinum Night Auction on August 15th: 98.37% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Heritage Auctions Fr. 2220-F $5,000 1928 Federal Reserve Note. PMG Very Fine 30 EPQ. on August 15th Actual price: USD $117,000.
  2. Heritage Auctions Fr. 2211-L $1,000 1934 Light Green Seal Federal Reserve Note. PMG Very Fine 25. on August 15th Actual price: USD $114,000.
  3. Heritage Auctions Fr. 1216 $500 1882 Gold Certificate PCGS About New 50. on August 15th Actual price: USD $93,000.
  4. Heritage Auctions Fr. 326 $50 1880 Silver Certificate PMG Very Fine 20. on August 15th Actual price: USD $84,000.
  5. Heritage Auctions Fr. 2221-G $5,000 1934 Federal Reserve Note. PMG Choice Extremely Fine 45. on August 15th Actual price: USD $60,000.
  6. Heritage Auctions Fr. 1220 $1,000 1922 Gold Certificate PCGS Extremely Fine 40. on August 15th Actual price: USD $52,800.
  7. Heritage Auctions Fr. 1133-C $1,000 1918 Federal Reserve Note PMG About Uncirculated 53 EPQ. on August 15th Actual price: USD $48,000.
  8. Heritage Auctions Fr. 2210-J $1,000 1928 Federal Reserve Note. PCGS Gem New 66PPQ. on August 15th Actual price: USD $39,600.
  9. Heritage Auctions Fr. 1216a $500 1882 Gold Certificate PMG Very Fine 30. on August 15th Actual price: USD $30,000.
  10. Heritage Auctions Fr. 2308* $10 1934 Mule North Africa Silver Certificate. PMG Very Fine 30. on August 15th Actual price: USD $28,800.
  11. Heritage Auctions T2 $500 1861 PF-1 Cr. 2 PMG Very Fine 25. on August 15th Actual price: USD $28,800.
  12. Heritage Auctions Fr. 2201-K* $500 1934 Federal Reserve Note. PMG About Uncirculated 53. on August 15th Actual price: USD $25,200.
  13. Heritage Auctions Fr. 824 $20 1915 Federal Reserve Bank Note PCGS Gem New 66PPQ. on August 15th Actual price: USD $25,200.
  14. RR Auction Led Zeppelin Signed Album on August 15th Actual price: USD $22,956.
  15. Heritage Auctions Fr. 1219e $1,000 1907 Gold Certificate PMG Very Fine 25. on August 15th Actual price: USD $22,800.
  16. RR Auction James Dean Crash Site Photograph Collection on August 15th Actual price: USD $22,499.
  17. Heritage Auctions Amazing Fantasy #15 (Marvel, 1962) CGC VG 4.0 Cream to off-white pages. on August 18th Actual price: USD $22,200.
  18. Heritage Auctions Fr. 2408 $1,000 1928 Gold Certificate. PMG Choice Extremely Fine 45. on August 15th Actual price: USD $21,600.
  19. Heritage Auctions Fr. 268 $5 Silver Certificate Face Proofs Four Examples. on August 15th Actual price: USD $21,600.
  20. Heritage Auctions Fr. 178 $100 1880 Legal Tender PMG Very Fine 25. on August 15th Actual price: USD $20,400.
  21. Heritage Auctions Fr. 97 $10 1875 Legal Tender PMG Very Fine 30. on August 15th Actual price: USD $20,400.
  22. Heritage Auctions Fr. 2211-K $1,000 1934 Light Green Seal Federal Reserve Note. PMG Choice Uncirculated 64 EPQ. on August 15th Actual price: USD $19,200.
  23. Heritage Auctions Fr. 2211-K $1,000 1934 Mule Federal Reserve Note. PMG Gem Uncirculated 66 EPQ. on August 15th Actual price: USD $19,200.
  24. Heritage Auctions Fr. 1535* $5 1953C Legal Tender Notes. Original Pack of 100. Very Choice Crisp Uncirculated. on August 15th Actual price: USD $19,200.
  25. Heritage Auctions Fr. 1220 $1,000 1922 Gold Certificate PMG Very Fine 20. on August 15th Actual price: USD $19,200.

 


For the week ahead 16 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Aug. 26th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 48 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 8/16. 41 lots

Tue. Aug. 27th
Lark Mason Associates. New York. Fine Books, Manuscripts, and Stamps - online bidstart 8/8. 138 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. U.S. Currency Weekly - Internet Bidstart 8/20. 554 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. World Currency Weekly - Internet Bidstart 8/20. 190 lots

Wed. Aug. 28th
University Archives. Westport. Rare Autographs, Books. 257 lots
Grays Auctioneers. Cleveland, . Fine Art - Prints. 90 lots

Thu. Aug. 29th
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Maps and Atlases. 241 lots
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Book Sale - Day 1. 706 lots
Morton Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Books and Papers: World Travelers and Explorers. 280 lots

Fri. Aug. 30th
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Book Sale - Day 2. 139 lots

Sat. Aug. 31st
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 200 lots

Sun. Sep. 1st
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles Auction - online bidstart 8/4. 136 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 8/25.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 8/25.
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books and EphemeraTurkish Manuscript, Hunt & Fish, Catholic. 108 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

 

  • <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works<br>on Paper including Books from The Collection of The Garden Ltd<br>November 21, 2019</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 21:</b> Bohr (Niels). <i>On the Constitution of Atoms and Molecules,</i> first edition, presentation copy, offprint 1913. £20,000 to £30,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 21:</b> Shakespeare's Falstaff.- Henry V & Sir John Fastolf. Indenture agreement appointing Fastolf as Keeper of the Bastille of St Anthony at Paris, manuscript in French, 1421. £10,000 to £15,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 21:</b> World.- Purchas (Samuel). <i>Purchas his Pilgrimes. In Five Books...,</i> 5 vol., first edition, 7 folding engraved maps, contemporary calf, by William Stansby for Henrie Fetherstone, 1625-26. £20,000 to £30,000
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works<br>on Paper including Books from The Collection of The Garden Ltd<br>November 21, 2019</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 21:</b> Book of Hours.- Use of Rouen, manuscript on vellum, in Latin and French, illuminated with 14 full-page miniatures by the workshop or follower of the Maitre de l'Echevinage, Rouen, 1480s. £20,000 t0 £30,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 21:</b> Giese (Raban, ?scholar and medical doctor). Album Amicorum of drawing on his travels and acquaintances in Europe 1618-21, 134 watercolour illustrations including c. 60 professional miniatures, 1618-39. £30,000 to £40,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 21:</b> Jones (David). 14 Autograph Letters signed, 1952-68; and a small quantity of ephemera (sm. qty). £6,000 to £8,000
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works<br>on Paper including Books from The Collection of The Garden Ltd<br>November 21, 2019</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 21:</b> Constable (John). Various Subjects of Landscape, Characteristic of English Scenery, signed presentation inscription from Constable, 1833. £6,000 to £8,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 21:</b> Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669). The Descent from the Cross: Second Plate, etching and engraving, 1633. £6,000 to £8,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 21:</b> Salvin (Francis Henry) and William Brodrick. <i>Falconry in the British Isles,</i> second edition, William Brodrick's copy with 3 original watercolours by him, 1873. £8,000 to £12,000
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works<br>on Paper including Books from The Collection of The Garden Ltd<br>November 21, 2019</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 21:</b> China.- Helman (Isidore Stanislas Henri). <i>Suite des seize estampes representant les conquetes de l'Empereur de la Chine,</i> 1783-88. £10,000 to £15,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 21:</b> Pratt (Edward Roger, 1789-1863). Album of 28 watercolours and other works on paper from a journey to ancient sites and monuments in the Mediterranean, [c.1830 and later]. £3,000 to £5,000
  • <center><b>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on November 25th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b> Fust-Schöffer-Bibel from Gutenberg-Press, 1462. Est: € 1,000,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>J. W. Weinmann, <i>Phytanthoza-Iconographia,</i> 1735-45. Est: € 60,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>O. Kokoschka, <i>Die träumenden Knaben,</i> 1917. Est: € 10,000
    <center><b>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on November 25th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>Z. Lilius, <i>Orbis breviarium,</i> 1493. <br>Est: € 10,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b> <i>Gazette du Bon Ton,</i> 1912-22.<br>Est: € 14,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>M. Chagall, <i>Daphnis & Chloé,</i> 1961. Est: € 100,000
    <center><b>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on November 25th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>C. Ptolemaeus, <i>Geographie,</i> 1513.<br>Est: € 100,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>E. L. Kirchner, <i>Umbra vitae,</i> 1924.<br>Est: € 6,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>J. Miró, <i>Midi le trèfle blanc,</i> 1968. Est: € 2,000
    <center><b>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on November 25th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b> Clemens V., <i>Constitutiones,</i> 1471.<br>Est: € 14,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>C. Gesner, <i>Tierbuch, Vogelbuch, Fischbuch,</i> 1563-81. Est: € 5,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>J. Itten, <i>Utopia,</i> 1921. Est: € 2,000