• <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Joseph F. Kernan, <i>College Football,</i> oil on canvas, <i>The Saturday Evening Post</i> cover, 1932. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Joseph C. Leyendecker, <i>Golfer Lighting a Cigarette,</i> oil on canvas, c.1920. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Howard Chandler Christy, <i>In the Field,</i> charcoal & watercolor, published in <i>Scribner’s,</i> 1902. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> N.C. Wyeth, <i>Standish Reading,</i> pen & ink, for <i>The Courtship of Miles Standish,</i> 1920. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Johnanna Stewart Mapes, <i>A Fairy Book,</i> conté crayon, for <i>St. Nicholas Magazine,</i> 1907. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Arnold Lobel, pen & ink, for <i>The Frog & Toad Coloring Book,</i> 1981. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Antonio Lopez, <i>Today’s Fashions,</i> study for <i>The New York Times,</i> 1981. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Charles Schulz, <i>“I’ll have to go back to the house…I forgot my rubbers…”</i> pen & ink, original 4-panel <i>Peanuts comic,</i> 1960. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Constantin Alajalov, <i>Family Tree,</i> watercolor and gouache, cover for <i>The New Yorker,</i> 1938. Estimate $3,000 to $4,000.
  • <center><b>Il Ponte Casa d'Aste<br>Books and Manuscripts<br>26 January 2021</b>
    <center><b>Il Ponte Casa d'Aste<br>Books and Manuscripts<br>26 January 2021</b>
    <center><b>Il Ponte Casa d'Aste<br>Books and Manuscripts<br>26 January 2021</b>
  • <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>and Works on Paper<br>28 January 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Schedel (Hartmann). <i>Liber Chronicarum,</i> first edition, Nuremberg, Anton Koberger for Sebald Schreyer and Sebastian Kammermeister, 1493. £30,000 to £50,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> [Greek Orthodox Church].- <i>Menaion,</i> manuscript in Greek, on paper, in Greek letters, [Eastern Mediterranean], [c. 1400]. £5,000 to £7,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> American Revolution.- Loyalist's cow powder horn, engraved with the cypher "GR" for George III surmounted by a crown, an inscription, and on reverse an engraving of the "North River" [Hudson River], 1777. £5,000 to £7,000.
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>and Works on Paper<br>28 January 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Illuminated prayer book.- <i>Maria Carcer y Trigueros... Santa Misa y Oraciones,</i> illuminated manuscript in Spanish, on paper, [c. 1850]. £5,000 to £7,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Hardy (Thomas). <i>The Mayor of Casterbridge,</i> 2 vol., first edition in book form, original cloth, 1886. £2,000 to £3,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> [Austen (Jane)]. <i>Emma: A Novel,</i> first edition, Printed for John Murray, 1816. £7,000 to £10,000.
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>and Works on Paper<br>28 January 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Brontë (Charlotte). <i>Jane Eyre. An Autobiography,</i> 3 vol., first edition, Smith, Elder and Co., 1847. £10,000 to £15,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Cruikshank (George). <i>The Road to the Derby,</i> one of two proof copies, Raphael Tuck & Sons, 1882. £600 to £800.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Meunier (Charles, binder).- Gruel (Leon). <i>Manuel Historique et Bibliographique de l'Amateur de Reliures,</i> 2 vol., Paris, 1887.-1905. £3,000 to £4,000.
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>and Works on Paper<br>28 January 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Burne-Jones (Sir Edward). <i>The Work of Edward Burne-Jones,</i> edited by Philip Burne-Jones, one of 200 copies, [c.1900]. £4,000 to £6,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Nazraeli Press.- <i>Six by Six,</i> 36 vol. [a complete set], one of 100 sets, each with signed photograph, Portland, Or., 2010-16. £10,000 to £15,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Australasia.- Péron (Francois) and Freycinet. <i>Voyage de Découvertes aux Terres Australes,</i> 5 vol. including Atlas, second edition, Paris, 1824. £6,000 to £8,000.

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Rare Book Hub: 31 Auctions Archived, another 42 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Friday 11 October 2019 31 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database, 10 denominated in euros, 4 in British pounds, 1 in Mexican pesos, and 16 in US dollars.  Turnover was $8,052,210 as 9,940 lots were offered and 8,084 sold for an 81% success rate.  The high sell-through rate suggests that there are more bidders than there are lots to buy.  The norm over the past twenty years has been a 75% sell-through.

 

2 auctions saw total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Morphy AuctionsAutomobilia and Petroliana on October 7th: $2,254,511 
Swann GalleriesFine Books and Manuscripts on October 10th: $1,007,600 


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

TooveysPost Cards, Cigarette and Trade Cards, Photographs and Ephemera on October 8th: 181.32% 
Lyon and TurnbullRare Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Photographs on October 9th: 139.13% 
PandolfiniWorks on Paper - Prints on October 1st: 120.55% 
John McInnis AuctioneersA Collection of Maritime Antiques - Session 2 on October 6th: 115.77% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on October 3rd: 114.01% 


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

Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 9/20 on September 30th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsU.S. Currency Weekly - Internet Bidstart 10/1 on October 8th: 99.68% 
Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 10/1 on October 8th: 99.52% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 9/29 on October 6th: 99.23% 
Morphy AuctionsAutomobilia and Petroliana on October 7th: 98.03% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 9/8 on October 6th: 97.99% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 9/29 on October 6th: 97.17% 
TooveysPost Cards, Cigarette and Trade Cards, Photographs and Ephemera on October 8th: 94.59% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 9/27 on October 4th: 91.23% 
TooveysDecorative Pictures - Prints on October 9th: 90.00% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on October 5th: 88.50% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on October 3rd: 87.96% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on October 8th: 82.86% 
PBA GalleriesFine Literature on October 10th: 82.42% 
Swann GalleriesFine Books and Manuscripts on October 10th: 82.22% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Lyon and Turnbull ON THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES, BY MEANS OF NATURAL SELECTION on October 9th Actual price: USD $198,250.
  2. Christies The Picture of Dorian Gray. on October 7th Actual price: USD $110,000.
  3. Swann Galleries Two volumes - Juvenal and Persius. The Satires * Euripides. The Tragedies, vol. III. on October 10th Actual price: USD $106,250.
  4. Christies La Conqueste de la Hollande en 1672, par Louis XIV Dieu-donné, surnommé Le Grand, Roi de France et de Navarre. on October 7th Actual price: USD $93,500.
  5. Christies Exemplaire d'épreuves sur Chine, tel que paru, bien complet de ses deux couvertures en peau de vélin avec titre à froid et chaque serpente conservée. on October 7th Actual price: USD $68,750.
  6. Lyon and Turnbull CASINO ROYALE on October 9th Actual price: USD $67,100.
  7. Christies La Chèvre-Feuille. on October 7th Actual price: USD $66,000.
  8. Christies De umbris idearum – Ars memoriae. on October 7th Actual price: USD $57,750.
  9. Ader L.A.S., [Pont-Aven septembre 1894], à William Molard on October 3rd Actual price: USD $54,912.
  10. Swann Galleries Illustrations of the Book of Job. on October 10th Actual price: USD $52,500.
  11. Christies Champfleury, au quel est contenu lart & science de la deue & vraye proportion des lettres attiques… selon le Corps & Visage humain. on October 7th Actual price: USD $49,500.
  12. Tessier & Sarrou and Associates LA FEMME DU BOULANGER Marcel Pagnol. 1938 on October 4th Actual price: USD $44,000.
  13. Ader Manuscrit autographe signé, Le Champ d’oliviers on October 3rd Actual price: USD $43,648.
  14. Morphy Auctions Complete Coors Dairy Die Cut Porcelain Cow Neon Sign W/ Bullnose. on October 7th Actual price: USD $43,520.
  15. Morphy Auctions Extremely Rare Buffalo Brand Gasoline Oils & Grease Embossed Tin Sign W/ Wood Frame. on October 7th Actual price: USD $43,050.
  16. Christies Paris sans fin. on October 7th Actual price: USD $41,250.
  17. Morphy Auctions Outstanding Bengal Pep & Power Gasoline Porcelain Sign W/ Tiger Graphic. on October 7th Actual price: USD $40,590.
  18. Ader Manuscrit autographe signé, Voyage en Orient. I. La Cange, février 1850 on October 3rd Actual price: USD $36,608.
  19. Lyon and Turnbull LIVE AND LET DIE on October 9th Actual price: USD $36,600.
  20. Tessier & Sarrou and Associates ANGÈLE Marcel Pagnol. 1934 on October 4th Actual price: USD $34,375.
  21. RR Auction Bruce Lee ALS on October 10th Actual price: USD $30,215.
  22. Swann Galleries Autograph album containing 30 items on October 10th Actual price: USD $30,000.
  23. Heritage Auctions Raising the Flag on Mt. Surbachi, Iwo Jima on October 4th Actual price: USD $30,000.
  24. Heritage Auctions Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico on October 4th Actual price: USD $27,500.
  25. Ader Manuscrit autographe signé, Le Livre ouvert I (1938-1940) on October 3rd Actual price: USD $25,344.



31 total sales reported this week:

Morton Subastas. MEXICAN HISTORY BOOKS AND DOCUMENTS, FROM PRE-HISPANIC TIMES TO THE FIRST REPUBLIC on October 9th: 36.33%
RR Auction. Fine Autographs and Artifacts - Bidstart 9/20 on October 10th: 55.98%
PBA Galleries. Fine Literature on October 10th: 82.42%
Swann Galleries. Fine Books and Manuscripts on October 10th: 82.22%
Lyon and Turnbull. Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Photographs on October 9th: 76.96%
Tooveys. Decorative Pictures - Prints on October 9th: 90.00%
Tooveys. Post Cards, Cigarette and Trade Cards, Photographs and Ephemera on October 8th: 94.59%
Morphy Auctions. Automobilia and Petroliana on October 7th: 98.03%
John McInnis Auctioneers. A Collection of Maritime Antiques - Session 2 on October 6th: 64.52%
John McInnis Auctioneers. A Collection of Maritime Antiques - Session 1 on October 5th: 64.08%
Vermot de Pas. Books and Bindings, Posters and Old Paper on October 8th: 53.41%
Heritage Auctions. World Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 10/1 on October 8th: 99.52%
Heritage Auctions. U.S. Currency Weekly - Internet Bidstart 10/1 on October 8th: 99.68%
Grays Auctioneers. Prints and Books on October 2nd: 57.14%
Christies. Books and Rare Manuscripts on October 7th: 77.78%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on October 8th: 82.86%
Tessier & Sarrou and Associates. Posters on October 4th: 27.94%
Potomack Company. Online Auction: Robert McNamara Estate, and Diana Byfield McNamara Book Collection on October 4th: 51.25%
Potomack Company. Online Auction - Books, Prints on October 3rd: 62.18%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on October 3rd: 87.96%
Purcell Auctioneers. Irish Interest Book & Ephemera Auction on October 2nd: 74.17%
Pandolfini. Works on Paper - Prints on October 1st: 72.73%
Ader. Letters, Manuscripts and Autographs on October 3rd: 61.79%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 9/29 on October 6th: 99.23%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 9/29 on October 6th: 97.17%
Heritage Auctions. Photographs on October 4th: 75.56%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 9/8 on October 6th: 97.99%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 9/27 on October 4th: 91.23%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 9/20 on September 30th: 100.00%
Catawiki B. V.. Autographs and Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 9/20 on September 29th: 65.71%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on October 5th: 88.50%


For the week ahead 42 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Oct. 14th
Winter Associates. Plainville, CT . Black Americana, Nautical, etc.. 47 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 10/4. 61 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 58 lots

Tue. Oct. 15th
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Book Auction.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. U.S. Currency Weekly - Internet Bidstart 10/8. 700 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. World Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 10/8. 194 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Illustration Art. 493 lots
Artoria S.A.. Genève. Autographs, Manuscripts and Books. 368 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - Internet bidstart 9/27. 20 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Valuable Books (Varia). 305 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Manuscripts and Old Prints.
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Literature and Book Illustrations.

Wed. Oct. 16th
Chiswick Auctions. London. Autographs and Memorabilia. 425 lots
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. ALEXANDRE TRAUNER (1906-1993) AND HIS ENTOURAGE: PHOTOGRAPHS, DECORATIONS, DOCUMENTS. 276 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Monthly Photographs Online - bidstart 9/26. 124 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Autographs. 448 lots
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Prints, Books. 67 lots

Thu. Oct. 17th
ALDE. Paris. Autographs, Letters and Manuscripts. 151 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Classic and Contemporary Photographs. 429 lots
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Cape Town. Rare Books - Internet Bidstart 10/10. 603 lots
Morphy Auctions. Denver. The John Yarbrough Coca Cola Collection. 266 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online sale: Modern Literature, Children’s and Illustrated Books, Private Press and Limited Editions. 181 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Fine and Decorative Arts - Prints, Books, etc.. 28 lots
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. Ancient and Modern Books. 204 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Space and Aviation - Internet bidstart 10/10. 684 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. The MAD Collection of Annie Gaines Ashton Online Auction. 145 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Fall Sports Memorabilia Collectibles. 1231 lots
Garth's Auctioneers and Appraisers. Columbus. The Collection of Jim Richards, Duck Creek Books -Online bidstart 10/7. 352 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Modern Literature and Art Documentation. 607 lots
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Books, Prints. 74 lots

Fri. Oct. 18th
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. Fine Books and Manuscripts. 640 lots
ALDE. Paris. French Classics. 284 lots
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. Autographs and Documents.
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 10/11. 110 lots

Sat. Oct. 19th
Arenberg Auctions. BRUSSEL. Prints and Drawings (old and modern). 620 lots
Rachel Davis Fine Arts. Cleveland. Fine Art - Prints. 140 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 200 lots
Nadeau's Auction Gallery. Windsor. Mars and Neptune Sale. 45 lots

Sun. Oct. 20th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 9/22. 155 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 10/13.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 10/13.
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Autographs and Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 10/11. 45 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>January Auction<br>January 23, 2021</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> AUDUBON, John James. <i>Carolina Parrot, Plate 26.</i> London: Robert Havell, 1827-1838. $125,000 to $175,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> AUDUBON, John James. <i>Fish Hawk or Osprey, Plate 81.</i> London: Robert Havell, 1827-1838. $145,000 to $175,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> AUDUBON, John James. <i>Brown Pelican, Plate 421.</i> London: Robert Havell, 1827-1838. $75,000 to $100,000.
    <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>January Auction<br>January 23, 2021</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> DE BRY, Johann Theodore, attributed to. Pair of Watercolor studies of Tulips. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> FUERTES, Louis Agassiz. <i>Alaskan Brown Bear.</i> Watercolor and gouache on board. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> HILL, Thomas. <i>Big Trees.</i> Oil on canvas. c. 1903. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>January Auction<br>January 23, 2021</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> GOULD, John. <i>A Monograph of the Macropodidae or Family of Kangaroos.</i> London: by the author, August 1st 1841-May 1st 1842. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> GOULD, John. <i>A Monograph of the Odontophorinae, or Partridges of America.</i> London: Richard and John E. Taylor for the Author, [1844]-1850. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> JANSSONIUS, Joannes. <i>Atlantis majoris quinta pars, orbem maritimum seu omnium marium…</i> Amsterdam: Joannes Janssonius, 1652. $50,000 to $80,000.
    <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>January Auction<br>January 23, 2021</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> DONCKER, Hendrik. <i>De Zee-Atlas ofte Water-Waereld, vertoonende alle de Zee-Kusten van het bekende deel des Aerd-Bodems.</i> Amsterdam: Henrick Doncker, [1658-1665]. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> BURR, David. <i>Map of the City and County of New York with the Adjacent Country.</i> Engraved map with original hand color. Ithaca, NY: Stone & Clark, 1839. $9,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> CURRIER, Nathaniel and IVES, James Merritt. <i>The City of New York.</i> Lithograph with original hand color. New York: Currier & Ives, 1884. $15,000 to $20,000.