• <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Churchill (Winston) & Others. 1944 Commonwealth Prime Ministers’ Conference, 27 April 1944. £8,000 to £12,000.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Joyce (James). <i>Ulysses.</i> First English edition, 1922. £800 to £1,200.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Belzoni (Giovanni Battista). <i>Plates Illustrated of the Researches and Operations...in Egypt and Nubia,</i> FIRST EDITION, 1821-1822. £14,375 inc Buyers Premium.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Astor (John Jacob). A collection of rare letters, 9 January 1812- 4 September 1837. £26,000 inc Buyers Premium.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Rowling (J.K.) <i>Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone,</i> FIRST EDITION, first issue, 1997. £27,500 inc Buyers Premium.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Royal Family. Photograph of Queen Elizabeth, George VI, Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret, signed, 1946. £3,640 inc Buyers Premium.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Collodi (Carlo). <i>Le avventure di Pinocchio. Storia di un burattino,</i> FIRST EDITION, 1883. £8,401 inc Buyers Premium.
  • <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> CLEMENS, SAMUEL L. <i>The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain.</i> Hartford: The American Publishing Company, 1876. $14,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> BATEMAN, JAMES. <i>The Orchidaceae of Mexico and Guatemala.</i> London: J. Ridgway & Sons for the author, [1837]-1843. $60,000 to $80,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> WHITMAN, WALT. <i>Leaves of Grass.</i> Brooklyn: [For the author by Andrew and James Rome,] 1855. $150,000 to $200,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> LEE, HARPER. Three “Seckatary Hawkins”-related books inscribed and signed by Harper Lee. $60,000 to $80,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> POE, EDGAR ALLAN. <i>The Raven.</i> New York: Wiley and Putnam, 1845. $120,000 to $180,000.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Currier & Ives, <i>The Mississippi in Time of Peace,</i> hand-colored lithograph, 1865. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Hartmann Schedel, <i>Liber Cronicarum...,</i> Nuremberg, 1493. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Claudius Ptolemaeus, <i>Geographicae Enarrationis Libri Octo,</i> Lyons, 1535. $20,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Thomas Jefferys, <i>The American Atlas,</i> London, 1776-77. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> John Speed, <i>A Prospect of the Most Famous Parts of the World,</i> 20 miniature maps, London, 1665. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> <i>Biblia Das ist: Die Gantze Heilige Schrifft Durch D. Martin Luther Verteutscht,</i> illustrated cartographic Bible, Basel, 1665. $1,500 to $2,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Early Hawaiian-language school geography, Lahainaluna Seminary, 1840. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Cornelis de Jode, <i>Africae Vera Forma, et Situs,</i> Antwerp, 1593. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Maria Vincenzo Coronelli, <i>America Settentrionale Colle Nuove Scoperte Sin All Anno,</i> Venice, 1688. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Johann Christoph Volkamer, <i>Nürnbergische Hesperides,</i> Nuremberg, 1708-1714. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Johann Bayer, <i>Uranometria, Omnium Asterismorum Continens Schemata...,</i> 51 celestial charts, c. 1603. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Manuscript map of Commodore Perry’s Black Ship squadron at Edo Bay, with manuscript sketchbook, ink & watercolor, Japan, c. 1853. $2,500 to $3,500.
  • <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 17:</b> [EINSTEIN, ALBERT]; JOHN GRAUDENZ [PHOTOGRAPHER]. Photographic portrait of Albert Einstein by John Graudenz, taken circa 1928. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 17:</b> ENIGMA M4. A fully operational four-rotor ("M4") Kriegsmarine Enigma Cipher Machine. Berlin-Wilmersdorf, Germany, Heimsoeth und Rinke, 1942. $300,000 to $500,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 17:</b> FEYNMAN, RICHARD P. <i>“Surely You’re Joking Mr. Feynman”. Adventures of a Curious Character.</i> New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1985. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 17:</b> An intact egg of the Aepyornis Maximus, or Elephant Bird. Pre-17th century, Madagascar. $35,000 to $45,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 17:</b> Palm frond with fish. Green River Formation, Wyoming, United States. <i>Sabalites sp.,</i> and <i>Diplomystus dentatus</i> Cenozoic, Eocene (53-33 million years ago). $60,000 to $70,000.

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Rare Book Hub: 34 Auctions Archived, another 36 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Friday, 8 November 2019, 34 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Transaction Database; 14 in euros, 6 in British pounds, and 14 in US dollars.  Turnover was $16,996,025 as 7,970 lots were offered and 6,450 sold for an 81% success rate.  An eighty-percent sell-through rate is no longer surprising.

 

4 auctions saw total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Pierre Berge and AssociesLibrary of Genevieve and Jean Paul Kahn on November 7th: $6,373,961 
ChristiesPhotographs on November 5th: $3,125,004 
Hindman AuctionsLibrary of a MidWestern Collector on November 5th: $1,910,985 
Heritage AuctionsLincoln and His Times Americana & Political Signature Auction on November 2nd: $1,260,325 

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

TooveysPrints, Maps and Posters on November 6th: 191.54% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents on November 6th: 156.98% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsMilitary and Aviation History on November 7th: 154.60% 
TooveysAntiquarian and Collectors' Books on November 5th: 150.76% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on October 31st: 138.95% 
Pierre Berge and AssociesLibrary of Genevieve and Jean Paul Kahn on November 7th: 136.22% 
Hindman AuctionsLibrary of a MidWestern Collector on November 5th: 124.92% 
Mirabaud-Mercier AuctioneersFurniture, Art Boards, Objects - Books, Prints on October 30th: 124.46% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 10/18 on October 28th: 123.56% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 10/25 on November 1st: 116.52% 
Hindman AuctionsFine Books and Manuscripts on November 6th: 113.98% 


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

Alaska AuctionSports Cards, etc. on October 31st: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 10/29 on November 5th: 99.59% 
Heritage AuctionsU.S. Currency Weekly - Internet Bidstart 10/29 on November 5th: 99.51% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 10/6 on November 3rd: 99.11% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 10/27 on November 3rd: 98.44% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 10/27 on November 3rd: 98.29% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents on November 6th: 95.56% 
Pierre Berge and AssociesLibrary of Genevieve and Jean Paul Kahn on November 7th: 95.17% 
TooveysAntiquarian and Collectors' Books on November 5th: 94.94% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - Internet bidstart 10/18 on October 29th: 94.74% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on November 5th: 92.59% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 10/25 on November 1st: 90.91% 
Heritage AuctionsLincoln and His Times Americana & Political Signature Auction on November 2nd: 89.85% 
TooveysPrints, Maps and Posters on November 6th: 89.62% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on October 31st: 89.50% 
University ArchivesStellar Manuscripts, Rare Books, and Apollo Related Items on November 5th: 88.64% 
Hindman AuctionsFine Books and Manuscripts on November 6th: 86.43% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 10/18 on October 25th: 85.16% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsMilitary and Aviation History on November 7th: 84.52% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on November 2nd: 82.50% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 10/18 on October 28th: 82.00% 
Hindman AuctionsLibrary of a MidWestern Collector on November 5th: 81.61% 
ChristiesPhotographs on November 5th: 80.42% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Hindman Auctions On the Origin of Species. on November 5th Actual price: USD $564,500.
  2. Pierre Berge and Associes À toute épreuve. on November 7th Actual price: USD $426,958.
  3. Christies Marilyn Monroe, actress, New York city, 6 mai 1957 on November 5th Actual price: USD $383,168.
  4. Heritage Auctions Lincoln & Johnson: Awesome, Mammoth 41" x 54" 1864 Jugate Campaign Poster. on November 2nd Actual price: USD $250,000.
  5. Heritage Auctions Abraham Lincoln: A Highly Important, Seminal 1858 Political Letter, Ex: Malcolm Forbes, Jr. Collection. on November 2nd Actual price: USD $225,000.
  6. Hindman Auctions Philosophiae naturalis principia mathematica. [Edited by Edmond Halley (1656-1743)]. on November 5th Actual price: USD $212,500.
  7. Christies Le Coq, La Muse Endormie, 1924 on November 5th Actual price: USD $207,641.
  8. Pierre Berge and Associes Tonnerre de Brest. on November 7th Actual price: USD $201,388.
  9. Pierre Berge and Associes Le Peseur d'âmes précédé d'un frontispice et suivi de huit illustrations de Francis Picabia. on November 7th Actual price: USD $181,789.
  10. Pierre Berge and Associes La Poupée. on November 7th Actual price: USD $167,805.
  11. Hindman Auctions Plan of the City of New York in North America, surveyed in the years 1766 & 1767. on November 6th Actual price: USD $162,500.
  12. Christies Lavender Glory Poppy, New York, 1968 on November 5th Actual price: USD $152,270.
  13. Hindman Auctions Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. on November 5th Actual price: USD $150,000.
  14. Hindman Auctions Ulysses on November 5th Actual price: USD $137,500.
  15. Pierre Berge and Associes Champs magnétiques. on November 7th Actual price: USD $129,463.
  16. Pierre Berge and Associes La Barre d'appui. on November 7th Actual price: USD $128,650.
  17. Christies Bee (A), New York, 1995 on November 5th Actual price: USD $124,585.
  18. Pierre Berge and Associes La Bague d'aurore. on November 7th Actual price: USD $123,057.
  19. Hindman Auctions An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. on November 5th Actual price: USD $112,500.
  20. Hindman Auctions The Federalist: A Collection of Essays, Written in Favour of the New Constitution, as Agreed Upon by the Federal Convention, September 17, 1787 on November 5th Actual price: USD $106,250.
  21. Pierre Berge and Associes Une vague de rêves. on November 7th Actual price: USD $103,480.
  22. Pierre Berge and Associes Sans titre. on November 7th Actual price: USD $100,694.
  23. Christies Frozen Foods, New York, 1977 on November 5th Actual price: USD $96,899.
  24. Pierre Berge and Associes Ubu Roi. on November 7th Actual price: USD $92,293.
  25. Christies Vue d’Atelier (La Tortue volante, les Coqs, le Roi des Rois, l’Oiseau dans l’espace, le Baiser, le Nouveau-Né), c. 1945 on November 5th Actual price: USD $89,978.



34 total sales reported this week:

Vermot de Pas. NASA Photographs on November 7th: 4.33%
Pierre Berge and Associes. Library of Genevieve and Jean Paul Kahn on November 7th: 95.17%
Eldreds. Antiques and Accessories - Books and Prints on November 7th: 52.08%
Ader. Photographs on November 7th: 42.51%
PBA Galleries. Art and Illustration - Books in All Fields on November 7th: 75.12%
Binoche et Giquello. Antiquarian and Modern Books on November 6th: 45.27%
Christies. On the Shoulders of Giants: A Brief History of Big Ideas - Online bidstart 10/30 on November 7th: 67.24%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Military and Aviation History on November 7th: 84.52%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Printed Books, Maps and Documents on November 6th: 95.56%
Purcell Auctioneers. Antiques and Collectibles -Books, Advertising and Prints on November 6th: 70.65%
Hindman Auctions. Fine Books and Manuscripts on November 6th: 86.43%
Hindman Auctions. Library of a MidWestern Collector on November 5th: 81.61%
Tooveys. Prints, Maps and Posters on November 6th: 89.62%
Tooveys. Antiquarian and Collectors' Books on November 5th: 94.94%
Heritage Auctions. World Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 10/29 on November 5th: 99.59%
Christies. Photographs on November 5th: 80.42%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on November 5th: 92.59%
Alaska Auction. Sports Cards, etc. on October 31st: 100.00%
Mirabaud-Mercier Auctioneers. Furniture, Art Boards, Objects - Books, Prints on October 30th: 60.87%
JellyFishTree. Collectable Books, Antique Maps & Engravings. on October 30th: 30.93%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on October 31st: 89.50%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 10/18 on October 25th: 85.16%
University Archives. Stellar Manuscripts, Rare Books, and Apollo Related Items on November 5th: 88.64%
Heritage Auctions. U.S. Currency Weekly - Internet Bidstart 10/29 on November 5th: 99.51%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 10/27 on November 3rd: 98.29%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 10/27 on November 3rd: 98.44%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 10/6 on November 3rd: 99.11%
Heritage Auctions. Lincoln and His Times Americana & Political Signature Auction on November 2nd: 89.85%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 10/25 on November 1st: 90.91%
Catawiki B. V.. Cartography - Online Bidstart 10/25 on October 31st: 28.89%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - Internet bidstart 10/18 on October 29th: 94.74%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 10/18 on October 28th: 82.00%
Catawiki B. V.. Autographs and Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 10/18 on October 27th: 62.96%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on November 2nd: 82.50%

 


For the week ahead 36 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Nov. 11th
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 11/1. 44 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 80 lots

Tue. Nov. 12th
Burgersdijk and Niermans. Leiden. Books. 1120 lots
Doyle New York. New York. Rare Books, Autographs & Maps. 290 lots
Sothebys. London. Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History. 319 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. U.S. Currency Weekly - Internet Bidstart 11/12. 665 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. World Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 11/5. 239 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - Internet bidstart 11/1. 18 lots

Wed. Nov. 13th
Old World Auctions. Richmond. Maps and Atlases - Internet bidstart 10/30. 717 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Banksy X Editions. 182 lots
Vermot de Pas. Paris. Library on Gastronomy and Oenology. 316 lots
Christies. New York. Modern Editions - Online bidstart 11/6. 46 lots
Trafford Books. Manchester. Books, Photos & Ephemera, Postcards, and Postage Stamps.. 232 lots

Thu. Nov. 14th
Chiswick Auctions. London. Photographica. 200 lots
Pierre Berge and Associes. Paris. Thomas Vroom Library - History and Perspective. 163 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Rare and Important Travel Posters. 198 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper. 222 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Space Exploration Auction Featuring The Armstrong Family Collection Part IV. 1416 lots

Fri. Nov. 15th
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. American History: Premier Auction. 442 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 11/8. 153 lots

Sat. Nov. 16th
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. Circus - Side Show - Oddities. 757 lots
OSENAT. FONTAINEBLEAU. Books and Manuscripts. 124 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 200 lots
Arader Galleries. New York City. November Sale. 85 lots
Potomack Company. Alexandria. American, European & Asian Historic to Modern Auction. 22 lots
PosterConnection Inc.. Clayton. Posters. 358 lots
Waverly Auctions. Falls Church. Quinn Auction: Modern and Contemporary Prints and Posters. 251 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Entertainment & Music Memorabilia. 1231 lots
North American Auction Company. Bozeman. November Premier Collector Sale - Books, Prints, Signs, Photographs. 119 lots

Sun. Nov. 17th
Grogan and Company. Dedham. Fall Auction. 23 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 11/10.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 11/10.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 10/20. 193 lots
Skinner. Boston. Fine Books and Manuscripts - Online - Bidstart 11/11. 540 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Books. 12 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Autographs and Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 11/8. 38 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <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.
  • <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> <i>The Birds of America; from Original Drawings by John James Audubon</i> $6,000,000 to $8,000,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> <i>The Birds of America; from Original Drawings by John James Audubon</i> $6,000,000 to $8,000,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> <i>The Birds of America; from Original Drawings by John James Audubon</i> $6,000,000 to $8,000,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> <i>The Birds of America; from Original Drawings by John James Audubon</i> $6,000,000 to $8,000,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> <i>The Birds of America; from Original Drawings by John James Audubon</i> $6,000,000 to $8,000,000.