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Rare Book Hub: 24 Auctions Archived, another 26 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Friday, 6 September 2019, 24 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 15 denominated in US dollars, 4 in British pounds, and 5 in euros.  Turnover was $4,603,482 as 6,472 lots were offered and 5,723 sold for an 88% success rate.  Rising prices suggest demand is outstripping supply.

 

2 auctions saw total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Heritage AuctionsFall Signature Auction Featuring The Otto Penzler Collection of Mystery Fiction on September 5th: $1,437,699 
Heritage AuctionsThe Maurice Car Collection featuring Rare Books and Manuscripts on September 4th: $1,277,320 
 

4 auctions saw total sales exceed 100% of the high estimates of all lots offered: 

Heritage AuctionsThe Maurice Car Collection featuring Rare Books and Manuscripts on September 4th: 245.37% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 8/16 on August 26th: 206.82% 
Heritage AuctionsFall Signature Auction Featuring The Otto Penzler Collection of Mystery Fiction on September 5th: 149.07% 
Keys Fine Arts AuctioneersBook Sale - Day 2 on August 30th: 107.52% 


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

National Book AuctionsBooks and EphemeraTurkish Manuscript, Hunt & Fish, Catholic on September 1st: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 8/25 on September 1st: 99.65% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles Auction - online bidstart 8/4 on September 1st: 99.26% 
Leland Little AuctionsFine Art - Prints on September 2nd: 99.02% 
Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 8/27 on September 3rd: 98.89% 
Heritage AuctionsU.S. Currency Weekly - Internet Bidstart 8/27 on September 3rd: 98.29% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 8/25 on September 1st: 98.28% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 8/16 on August 26th: 97.56% 
Heritage AuctionsThe Maurice Car Collection featuring Rare Books and Manuscripts on September 4th: 97.53% 
Heritage AuctionsFall Signature Auction Featuring The Otto Penzler Collection of Mystery Fiction on September 5th: 97.22% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on August 31st: 88.00% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) bidstart 8/23 on August 30th: 86.05% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on September 3rd: 83.91% 
Alaska AuctionBooks and Prints on September 4th: 83.58% 
Grays AuctioneersFine Art - Prints on August 28th: 81.11% 
 
 
Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Heritage Auctions Sir Isaac Newton. Autograph Manuscript, Notes on Physics and Solid Geometry, with Two Diagrams. In Latin. [Oxford: 1694]. on September 4th Actual price: USD $399,000.
  2. Heritage Auctions Brighton Rock. A Novel. on September 5th Actual price: USD $93,750.
  3. Heritage Auctions Tristan Tzara. Autograph Manuscripts on Dada. [Paris?]; [circa 1920s]. on September 4th Actual price: USD $68,750.
  4. Heritage Auctions Ulysses. on September 5th Actual price: USD $48,125.
  5. Heritage Auctions Raymond Radiguet. Le diable au corps. Typed Manuscript with Holograph corrections. on September 4th Actual price: USD $40,000.
  6. Heritage Auctions Paul Gauguin. Autograph Manuscript. on September 4th Actual price: USD $37,500.
  7. Heritage Auctions [Francis Picabia]. Marie de la Hire, FRANCIS PICABIA. Paris: La Cible Gallery, [1920]. First edition. on September 4th Actual price: USD $36,250.
  8. Sothebys SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS (1937) ORIGINAL ARTWORK, ‘DWARFS OUTSIDE COTTAGE AT NIGHT’, BRITISH on September 5th Actual price: USD $33,550.
  9. Sothebys SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS (1937) ORIGINAL ARTWORK, ‘SNOW WHITE AND PRINCE ON HORSE’, BRITISH on September 5th Actual price: USD $33,550.
  10. Heritage Auctions Henri Matisse. Autograph Manuscript Signed. "Henri Matisse." Fifteen pages [rectos only] in French, entitled "Notes d'un peintre", 7.77" x 12.25" [pages 1-8] and 8" x 10.5" [pages 9-15], n.p.; [1908]. on September 4th Actual price: USD $31,250.
  11. Heritage Auctions Pablo Picasso. Original Abstract Ink Drawing. One page, 8.25" x 10.5", n.p. [Paris]; 1942. on September 4th Actual price: USD $30,000.
  12. Heritage Auctions In Did Come the Strangest Figure. on September 5th Actual price: USD $30,000.
  13. Heritage Auctions Paul Gauguin. Tahitian or Polynesian-French Dictionary. AM. Four pages (both sides of two separate sheets), 8" x 12.25"; [Tahiti?]; [ca. 1890s]. Gauguin probably created this manuscript during one of the two periods of time he lived in Tahiti. There are a on September 4th Actual price: USD $27,500.
  14. Sothebys BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S (1961) POSTER, US on September 5th Actual price: USD $25,925.
  15. Heritage Auctions Why Didn't They Ask Evans? on September 5th Actual price: USD $22,500.
  16. Heritage Auctions The Mystery of the Blue Train. on September 5th Actual price: USD $22,500.
  17. Heritage Auctions Paul Cezanne. Autograph Letter Signed With Sketches. ALS. "Paul Cezanne." One page in French, with two sketches, 5.5" x 8.75", Aix; October 19, 1906. on September 4th Actual price: USD $21,250.
  18. Sothebys GONE WITH THE WIND (1939) ORIGINAL ARTWORK, US on September 5th Actual price: USD $19,825.
  19. Lark Mason Associates Anno Regni Georgi II. The Intolerable Acts and Other Bills on August 27th Actual price: USD $19,375.
  20. Heritage Auctions Paul Gauguin. Autograph Letter Signed. on September 4th Actual price: USD $18,750.
  21. Heritage Auctions The Mysterious Mr. Quin. on September 5th Actual price: USD $18,750.
  22. Sothebys TOP HAT (1935) POSTER, SWEDISH on September 5th Actual price: USD $18,300.
  23. Lark Mason Associates Common Sense Addressed to The Inhabitants of America, London on August 27th Actual price: USD $18,125.
  24. Heritage Auctions The Murder on the Links. on September 5th Actual price: USD $17,500.
  25. Heritage Auctions [Picasso]. Honoré de Balzac. LE CHEF-D'OEUVRE INCONNU. Paris: Ambroise Vollard, 1931. Limited and extra-illustrated edition based on the 1831 first edition. on September 4th Actual price: USD $16,250.



24 total sales reported this week:

Alaska Auction. Books and Prints on September 4th: 83.58%
Cowans Auctions. Books and Manuscripts: Timed Auction launch 8/22 on September 3rd: 74.69%
Lark Mason Associates. Fine Books, Manuscripts, and Stamps - online bidstart 8/8 on August 27th: 55.80%
PBA Galleries. Rare Books and Manuscripts on September 5th: 73.42%
Heritage Auctions. Fall Signature Auction Featuring The Otto Penzler Collection of Mystery Fiction on September 5th: 97.22%
Grays Auctioneers. Fine Art - Prints on August 28th: 81.11%
Leland Little Auctions. Fine Art - Prints on September 2nd: 99.02%
Sothebys. Original Film Posters - Online bidstart 8/23 on September 5th: 76.84%
National Book Auctions. Books and EphemeraTurkish Manuscript, Hunt & Fish, Catholic on September 1st: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. The Maurice Car Collection featuring Rare Books and Manuscripts on September 4th: 97.53%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Book Sale - Day 2 on August 30th: 64.75%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Book Sale - Day 1 on August 29th: 69.83%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on September 3rd: 83.91%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Maps and Atlases on August 29th: 67.63%
Heritage Auctions. World Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 8/27 on September 3rd: 98.89%
Heritage Auctions. U.S. Currency Weekly - Internet Bidstart 8/27 on September 3rd: 98.29%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 8/25 on September 1st: 99.65%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles Auction - online bidstart 8/4 on September 1st: 99.26%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) bidstart 8/23 on August 30th: 86.05%
Catawiki B. V.. Cartography - Bidstart 8/23 on August 29th: 40.00%
Catawiki B. V.. Autographs and Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 8/16 on August 25th: 71.43%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 8/16 on August 26th: 97.56%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 8/25 on September 1st: 98.28%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on August 31st: 88.00%


For the week ahead 26 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Sep. 9th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Long Beach Expo U.S. Currency - Session 5. 1463 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Long Beach Expo World Currency - Session 3. 601 lots
Winter Associates. Plainville, CT . Prints. 8 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 8/30. 78 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 57 lots

Tue. Sep. 10th
Sothebys. London. Made in Britain. 112 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. U.S. Currency Weekly - Internet Bidstart 9/3. 474 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. World Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 9/3. 197 lots
Dorotheum . Vienna. Antiques and Art: Books. 19 lots

Wed. Sep. 11th
Old World Auctions. Richmond. Maps and Atlases - Internet bidstart 8/28. 827 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books, Maps and Documents. 410 lots
Freemans. Philadelphia. Photography and Photobooks. 253 lots
Bonhams. New York. Fine Japanese and Korean Art - Prints. 149 lots

Thu. Sep. 12th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. The Glynn and Suzanne Crain Science Fiction Collection Online Auction. 472 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autograph and Artifact Auction - online bidstart 8/16. 825 lots
Morton Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Graphic Work and Photography. 281 lots

Fri. Sep. 13th
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Lancaster. Book Auction. 397 lots
Brunk Auctions. Asheville, NC . Emporium Auction. 55 lots

Sat. Sep. 14th
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Important Estates Auction. 87 lots
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints and Photographs. 129 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 200 lots
Brunk Auctions. Asheville, NC . Premier Auction - Books, Prints. 78 lots

Sun. Sep. 15th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 9/8. 211 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 9/8.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 9/8.
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints and Photographs. 68 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>November 12-13, 2020</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> MACHIAVELLI, Niccolò. <i>Nicholas Machiavel's Prince. Also, The life of Castruccio Castracani of Lucca…</i> Translated by Edward Dacres. London, 1640. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> FILSON, John. <i>The Discovery, Settlement and present State of Kentucke: and An Essay towards the Topography, and Natural History of that important Country…</i> Wilmington, Del.: James Adams, 1784. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> ELUARD, Paul. <i>Un poeme dans chaque livre.</i> Paris: Louis Broder, 1956. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>November 12-13, 2020</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> LEWIS, James Otto. [<i>Aboriginal Port Folio.</i> Philadelphia: Published by the Author, 1835-1836]. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> [ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPTS]. BOOK OF HOURS, use of Rome, in Latin. [Southern Netherlands (Ghent or Bruges), c.1460]. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> MORE, Thomas, Sir. <i>The Workes ... wrytten by him in the Englysh tongue.</i> Edited by William Rastell. London, 1557. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>November 12-13, 2020</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> [KELMSCOTT PRESS]. MORRIS, William. <i>Love is Enough.</i> Hammersmith: The Kelmscott Press, 1897. $5,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> LINCOLN, Abraham. Autograph endorsement signed as President (“A. Lincoln”), 24 February 1863. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> WASHINGTON, George. Address panel with autograph free frank signed ("G:o Washington"), as Commander in Chief of the Continental Army, 5 August 1777. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>November 12-13, 2020</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> GOREY, Edward. <i>The Beastly Baby.</i> N.p.: The Fantod Press, 1962. $1,000 to $1,500.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> FROST, Robert. Photographic reproduction signed and inscribed ("Robert Frost”), to R.V. Thornton, 1955. $1,000 to $1,500.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> GOREY, Edward. <i>The Bug Book.</i> New York: Looking Glass Library, 1959. $500 to $700.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Book of Hours with Illuminated Miniatures, France, mid-15th century. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Conradus de Alemania [Halberstadt the Elder], <i>Concordantiae Bibliorum,</i> Strassburg, 1474. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Christopher Marlowe, <i>The Jew of Malta,</i> London, 1633. Earliest extant edition of this antiauthoritarian Elizabethan play. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b><br>Sir Isaac Newton, <i>The Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy,</i> first edition in English, 2 volumes, London, 1729. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> John Rae, <i>Narrative of an Expedition to the Shores of the Arctic Sea in 1846 and 1847,</i> first edition, London, 1850. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Philip Pittman, <i>The Present State of the European Settlements on the Mississippi…,</i> first edition, London, 1770. $10,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Cyanotype of an anatomy class at Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1895. $300 to $400.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Equine veterinary formulary, manuscript on paper, East Earl, Pennsylvania, circa 1860. $400 to $600.
  • <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> REGAMEY, Felix (1844-1906). Unique drawing showing Verlaine and Rimbaud in London, September 1872. €70,000 to 100,000
    <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> LABORDE, Alexandre de (1773-1842). <i>Voyage pittoresque et historique de l’Espagne.</i> Paris : 1806-1820. €20,000 to 30,000
    <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> BOCCACE, Jean (1313-1375). <i>Il Decamerone…</i> Venise : Gabriele Giolito di Ferrari, 1542.<br>€ 12,000 to 15,000
    <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> LAMBERT, Yvon (1936). Full collection of writings from <i>Une rêverie émanée de mes loisirs.</i> Paris : 1992 - 2018. €50,000 to 70,000
    <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> JOUVE, Paul (1878-1973) -- KIPLING, Rudyard (1865-1936). <i>La Chasse de Kaa.</i> Paris : Javal & Bourdeaux, 1930. €2,000 to 3,000