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Rare Book Hub: 41 Auctions Archived, another 44 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Friday 18 October 2019 41 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 1 denominated in Australian Dollars, 1 in Mexican pesos, 14 in euros, and 25 in US dollars.  Turnover was $10,904,600 as 17,897 lots were offered and 11,679 sold for a slim 65% success rate.  Eleven sales struggled to reach a 60% sell-through.  It is becoming imperative for auctions to post all lot details 25 days in advance of sale to ensure the interested have time to find and evaluate material.

 

4 auctions saw total proceeds reach a million dollars: 


Heritage AuctionsIllustration Art on October 15th: $2,712,698 
Swann GalleriesClassic and Contemporary Photographs on October 17th: $1,519,936 
RR AuctionSpace and Aviation - Internet bidstart 10/10 on October 17th: $1,428,809 
Kiefer Buch und KunstauktionenGraphics modern and ancient Arts, Antiques on October 12th: $1,008,944 


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

Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 9/27 on October 7th: 201.77% 
Marc van de Wiele AuctionsRare Books on October 5th: 110.86% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on October 15th: 108.34% 
Case Antiques, Inc.Fall Discovery Auction - Books and Prints on October 5th: 102.30% 
Heritage AuctionsIllustration Art on October 15th: 100.34% 


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

Leland Little AuctionsOctober Gallery Sale - Books, Prints on October 12th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsThe MAD Collection of Annie Gaines Ashton Online Auction on October 17th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 9/15 on October 13th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 10/6 on October 13th: 99.90% 
Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 10/8 on October 15th: 99.48% 
Heritage AuctionsU.S. Currency Weekly - Internet Bidstart 10/8 on October 15th: 99.43% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 10/6 on October 13th: 98.73% 
Alaska AuctionBooks, Prints on October 17th: 97.30% 
Alaska AuctionPrints, Books on October 16th: 94.03% 
Heritage AuctionsIllustration Art on October 15th: 93.10% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on October 15th: 91.38% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - Internet bidstart 9/27 on October 8th: 90.00% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on October 12th: 88.00% 
John McInnis AuctioneersKennedy Relations on October 13th: 86.81% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 10/4 on October 11th: 83.97% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 9/27 on October 7th: 83.02% 
Winter AssociatesBlack Americana, Nautical, etc. on October 14th: 82.98% 
Case Antiques, Inc.Fall Discovery Auction - Books and Prints on October 5th: 81.97% 
Cowans AuctionsAmerican History Timed Online Auction - bidstart 9/26 on October 7th: 80.77% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Heritage Auctions Child of the Sun paperback cover, 1972 on October 15th Actual price: USD $495,000.
  2. Heritage Auctions The Chessmen of Mars book dust jacket, 1922 on October 15th Actual price: USD $150,000.
  3. Galerie Bassenge Die Eclogen on October 17th Actual price: USD $109,224.
  4. Heritage Auctions MAD #1 Gaines File Pedigree (EC, 1952) CGC NM/MT 9.8 White pages. on October 17th Actual price: USD $96,000.
  5. Swann Galleries Cuzco Children, Peru, December. on October 17th Actual price: USD $93,750.
  6. Heritage Auctions Pin-Up in Turquoise Bikini, Simoniz car polish advertisement, circa 1960 on October 15th Actual price: USD $81,250.
  7. Heritage Auctions Hero of Coffin Creek, Spicy Western Stories cover, June 1937 on October 15th Actual price: USD $75,000.
  8. Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen Handbibliothek eines Kunsthändlers, ca. 130 lfd. Meter mit ca. 3500 bis 4000 Bänden nicht gezählt, überw. im 20. Jhdt. erschienen. Schwerpunkt Werkverzeichnisse, Kunst und Künstler. on October 12th Actual price: USD $54,612.
  9. Heritage Auctions The Ark of the Covenant, Air Wonder Stories cover, August 1929 on October 15th Actual price: USD $53,750.
  10. Heritage Auctions The Haunted Wood, Arthur Rackham's Book of Pictures interior illustration, 1913 on October 15th Actual price: USD $51,250.
  11. Heritage Auctions Martini Time, 1935 on October 15th Actual price: USD $50,000.
  12. Heritage Auctions Game of Thrones book dust jacket, 2000 on October 15th Actual price: USD $48,750.
  13. Heritage Auctions Check and Double Check (Now Don't Get Me in a Corner), 1946 on October 15th Actual price: USD $47,500.
  14. Heritage Auctions Kelly Freas MAD #67 Cover Original Art (EC, 1961). on October 17th Actual price: USD $45,600.
  15. Heritage Auctions I've Been Spotted (Lasting Impression), 1956 on October 15th Actual price: USD $45,000.
  16. RR Auction Gemini Attitude and Rotational Hand Controller on October 17th Actual price: USD $43,751.
  17. Swann Galleries Gestapo informer recognized by a woman she had denounced, Dessau, Germany. on October 17th Actual price: USD $42,500.
  18. Heritage Auctions There's No Stopping Her! Film Fun cover, May 1936 on October 15th Actual price: USD $42,500.
  19. Heritage Auctions The Great God Harris, Spicy-Adventure Stories cover, December 1940 on October 15th Actual price: USD $40,000.
  20. Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen Für Joseph Beuys. Dreissig internationale Künstler unserer Zeit ehren Joseph Beuys. on October 12th Actual price: USD $38,228.
  21. RR Auction Dave Scott's Lunar Orbit-Flown Apollo 15 CSM Launch Checklist on October 17th Actual price: USD $37,500.
  22. RR Auction Gene Cernan's Apollo 17 Flown CSM Updates on October 17th Actual price: USD $34,371.
  23. Galerie Bassenge Brief 1918 mit 2 Holzschnitten on October 16th Actual price: USD $30,037.
  24. Marc van de Wiele Auctions Allégorie de la Rhétorique on October 5th Actual price: USD $29,138.
  25. Swann Galleries The North American Indian, Portfolio II [Apache, Pima, Pagago, and Mohave]. on October 17th Actual price: USD $27,500.



41 total sales reported this week:

Alaska Auction. Books, Prints on October 17th: 97.30%
Alaska Auction. Prints, Books on October 16th: 94.03%
John McInnis Auctioneers. Kennedy Relations on October 13th: 86.81%
Case Antiques, Inc.. Fall Discovery Auction - Books and Prints on October 5th: 81.97%
Michael Treloar. Travel and exploration, militaria, history of medicine, photographs and autographs. on October 12th: 72.41%
Winter Associates. Black Americana, Nautical, etc. on October 14th: 82.98%
RR Auction. Space and Aviation - Internet bidstart 10/10 on October 17th: 67.54%
Swann Galleries. Classic and Contemporary Photographs on October 17th: 67.60%
Morton Subastas. Morton Weekly:- Posters, Prints, Books on October 12th: 19.05%
Clars Auction Gallery. Prints and Photographs on October 13th: 78.69%
Clars Auction Gallery. Prints and Photographs on October 12th: 76.60%
One Of Kind Collectibles. Rare Autographs,Manuscripts, Sports, Books and Photography on October 10th: 78.26%
Cowans Auctions. American History Timed Online Auction - bidstart 9/26 on October 7th: 80.77%
Holabird Kagin Americana. October Auction - Day 4 on October 7th: 49.22%
Holabird Kagin Americana. October Auction - Day 3 on October 6th: 52.66%
Holabird Kagin Americana. October Auction - Day 2 on October 5th: 42.70%
Holabird Kagin Americana. October Auction - Day 1 on October 4th: 40.28%
Binoche et Giquello. ALEXANDRE TRAUNER (1906-1993) AND HIS ENTOURAGE: PHOTOGRAPHS, DECORATIONS, DOCUMENTS on October 16th: 71.38%
Marc van de Wiele Auctions. Rare Books on October 5th: 79.81%
Galerie Bassenge. Modern Literature and Art Documentation on October 17th: 44.48%
Galerie Bassenge. Autographs on October 16th: 52.46%
Galerie Bassenge. Literature and Book Illustrations on October 15th: 47.90%
Galerie Bassenge. Manuscripts and Old Prints on October 15th: 64.53%
Galerie Bassenge. Valuable Books (Varia) on October 15th: 44.92%
Galerie Bassenge. History, Geography and Travel Books on October 15th: 57.70%
Heritage Auctions. The MAD Collection of Annie Gaines Ashton Online Auction on October 17th: 100.00%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on October 15th: 91.38%
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. Graphics modern and ancient Arts, Antiques on October 12th: 47.33%
Heritage Auctions. Monthly Photographs Online - bidstart 9/26 on October 16th: 66.13%
Heritage Auctions. U.S. Currency Weekly - Internet Bidstart 10/8 on October 15th: 99.43%
Leland Little Auctions. October Gallery Sale - Books, Prints on October 12th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Illustration Art on October 15th: 93.10%
Heritage Auctions. World Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 10/8 on October 15th: 99.48%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 9/15 on October 13th: 100.00%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 10/4 on October 11th: 83.97%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - Internet bidstart 9/27 on October 8th: 90.00%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 9/27 on October 7th: 83.02%
Catawiki B. V.. Autographs and Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 9/27 on October 6th: 76.32%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 10/6 on October 13th: 99.90%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on October 12th: 88.00%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 10/6 on October 13th: 98.73%

 


For the week ahead 44 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Oct. 21st
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 10/11. 53 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 58 lots
Ader. PARIS. Post-War Prints.

Tue. Oct. 22nd
Christies. New York. Prints and Multiples. 215 lots
Morton Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Books and Documents, Photographs and Prints. 256 lots
Doyle New York. New York. Prints and Multiples. 168 lots
Doyle New York. New York. Bank Notes. 32 lots
Rossini. Paris. Books, Autographs, Postcards. 335 lots
Artcurial. Paris. Outsider(s) - A History of Beautiful Losers. 103 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. U.S. Currency Weekly - Internet Bidstart 10/15. 638 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. World Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 10/15. 225 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - Internet bidstart 10/11. 22 lots

Wed. Oct. 23rd
Chiswick Auctions. London. Books and Works on Paper. 423 lots
Bonhams. London. Natural History, Travel and Americana featuring the Dodge Family Autograph Collection. 321 lots
PIASA. Paris. Daniel Varenne Collections - Illustrated Books, Books, and Documentation. 337 lots
Beaussant Lefevre. Paris. JEAN-CLAUDE DELAUNEY COLLECTION - ANCIENT AND MODERN BOOKS. 127 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Historical Manuscripts Featuring the Bret J. Formichi American Civil War Rarities Collection. 493 lots
Lion Heart Autographs. New York, NY . 150 MAGNIFICENT AUTOGRAPHS – INCLUDING HISTORY OF ISRAEL COLLECTION – NO BUYERS’ PREMIUM. 149 lots
Sothebys. London. THE SHAKERINE COLLECTION: Calligraphy in Qur’ans and other Manuscripts. 93 lots

Thu. Oct. 24th
Aste Bolaffi. Turin. Posters - Online. 310 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Americana - Yosemite - Travel & Exploration - World History - Cartography. 381 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Early Printed, Travel, Scientific & Medical Books. 254 lots
ALDE. Paris. Modern Illustrated Books and Original Bindings. 313 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Forum @ Artsy: Colour Theory. 72 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Estate of John and Elaine Steinbeck Manuscripts. 36 lots
Sothebys. New York. Prints and Multiples - Prints. 66 lots
Bogota Auction. Bogota. Rare Books. 208 lots

Fri. Oct. 25th
Nosbüsch & Stucke. Berlin. Books - Part 1: Modern Literature, Erotica and Posters. 589 lots
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. Prints. 114 lots
Jeschke van Vliet Auctions Berlin GmbH. Berlin-Schoneberg. Modern and Contemporary Art - Modern Photography. 342 lots
Nosbüsch & Stucke. Berlin. Books - Part 2: Modern Art, Graphics and Photography. 284 lots
Christies. New York. Fine Printed Books & Manuscripts including Americana. 152 lots
Mirabaud-Mercier Auctioneers. PARIS . Portraits of Stars: Photographs and Souvenirs. 389 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 10/18. 128 lots

Sat. Oct. 26th
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 200 lots
Kolbe and Fanning Numismatic Booksellers. Gahanna. George F. Kolbe Library Sale. 430 lots
Nosbüsch & Stucke. Berlin. Books - Part 3: Valuable Books, Autographs and Prints. 500 lots
Nosbüsch & Stucke. Berlin. Books - Part 4: Science, Natural History and Curiosities. 46 lots
North American Auction Company. Bozeman. Montana Antiques. 121 lots
Sothebys. New York. Important Prints and Multiples. 233 lots

Sun. Oct. 27th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 9/29. 200 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 10/20.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 10/20.
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Autographs and Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 10/18. 27 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