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Rare Book Hub: 33 Auctions Archived, another 29 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Friday, 10 April 2020, 33 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 15 denominated in euros, 1 in British pounds, and 17 in US dollars as 9,473 lots were offered and 7,370 sold for a 78% success rate.  Given that the world is in the grip of both financial and health anxieties the auctions component of the rare book, manuscript, map and ephemera fields are holding up well.  For the houses, consignors and bidders this is an inspiring demonstration.  Their success is well earned.  In this market it takes both brains and guts.  History will will remember you in a favorable light.

 

 

1 auction saw total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Heritage AuctionsEntertainment & Music Memorabilia on April 5th: $1,682,472 

6 auctions saw total sales exceed 100% of the high estimates of all lots offered in the sale: 

Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 3/20 on April 1st: 119.08% 
Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 3/31 on April 7th: 119.03% 
Galerie BassengeModern Literature and Art Documentation on April 9th: 115.59% 
Bruneau & Co. Comic Books on April 4th: 113.17% 
Galerie BassengeValuable Books (Varia) on April 7th: 108.22% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on April 7th: 106.16% 


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

Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 3/31 on April 7th: 100.00% 
Tessier & Sarrou and AssociatesPart of the Library of Decorative Arts - online on April 6th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsU.S. Currency Weekly - Internet Bidstart 10/13/31 on April 7th: 99.69% 
Bruneau & Co. Comic Books on April 4th: 99.41% 
Heritage AuctionsSports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 3/22 on April 5th: 99.33% 
Heritage AuctionsComics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online on April 6th: 98.86% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters Weekly on April 5th: 96.32% 
Garth's Auctioneers and AppraisersApril Eclectic on April 10th: 96.00% 
Charlton HallThree Day Auction - Prints, Books, etc. on April 4th: 95.24% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on April 4th: 95.00% 
Heritage AuctionsEntertainment & Music Memorabilia on April 5th: 88.13% 
Catawiki B. V.Autographs and Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 3/20 on March 29th: 87.18% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 3/27 on April 3rd: 85.50% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on April 7th: 83.51% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 3/20 on April 1st: 83.08% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 3/20 on March 30th: 80.00% 


Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Galerie Bassenge Philosophiae naturalis principia mathematica on April 7th Actual price: USD $187,694.
  2. Heritage Auctions The Beatles 1966 Genuine Shea Stadium NY Concert Poster, Long-Lost Original Just Found. on April 5th Actual price: USD $137,500.
  3. Heritage Auctions Buddy Holly & The Crickets Stunningly Rare 1959 Winter Dance Party Concert Poster. on April 5th Actual price: USD $125,000.
  4. Heritage Auctions Michael Jackson Personally Owned Crystal-Studded Glove Worn on Stage During the HIStory World Tour (1996/97). on April 5th Actual price: USD $106,250.
  5. Galerie Bassenge Discours de la méthode pour bien conduire sa ra... on April 7th Actual price: USD $100,550.
  6. Heritage Auctions Clearing Winter Storm, Yosemite Valley, California, 1944 on April 4th Actual price: USD $52,500.
  7. Galerie Bassenge Von Tod zu Tod on April 9th Actual price: USD $49,635.
  8. Galerie Bassenge Das Werk von Gustav Klimt on April 9th Actual price: USD $48,293.
  9. Heritage Auctions Whitney Houston Stage-Worn Dolce & Gabbana Multi-Colored Fur Coat, 1999. on April 5th Actual price: USD $42,500.
  10. Galerie Bassenge Heym, Georg - Konvolut Manuskripte on April 8th Actual price: USD $40,220.
  11. Kedem Auctions Ltd. Avot DeRabbi Natan on March 31st Actual price: USD $36,900.
  12. Heritage Auctions Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas in their rue de Fleurus Drawing Room, 1922 on April 4th Actual price: USD $35,000.
  13. RR Auction Wilbur Wright Manuscript on April 8th Actual price: USD $34,769.
  14. Arader Galleries White-Headed Eagle (Male), Plate 31. on April 4th Actual price: USD $31,200.
  15. Galerie Bassenge Stadler, Ernst - Signiertes Manuskript mit 24 Gedichten on April 8th Actual price: USD $24,132.
  16. Heritage Auctions Demain, 1932 on April 4th Actual price: USD $22,500.
  17. Kedem Auctions Ltd. Leaf Handwritten by the Chatam Sofer - Homily on Parashiot Yitro, Mishpatim and Teruma (Homily on the Verse "And He will Bless Your Food and Your Drink, and I will Remove Illness from Your Midst") on March 31st Actual price: USD $22,140.
  18. Heritage Auctions Aspens, Northern New Mexico, 1958 on April 4th Actual price: USD $21,875.
  19. Arader Galleries La Descrittione dell'Africa. on April 4th Actual price: USD $21,600.
  20. RR Auction Bob Marley Signed Photo on April 8th Actual price: USD $20,335.
  21. Heritage Auctions The Beatles Yesterday and Today "Butcher" Cover Stereo First State Album Cover Prototype With Queens Litho Envelope, Delivery Receipt, Capitol Office Memos, File Folder, Proof Sheets, and Vinyl LP (1966). on April 5th Actual price: USD $20,000.
  22. Heritage Auctions Elvis Presley - George Klein Personally Owned and Worn "TCB" Necklace and Gifted By Elvis. on April 5th Actual price: USD $18,750.
  23. Heritage Auctions The Steerage, 1907 on April 4th Actual price: USD $17,500.
  24. Heritage Auctions Grateful Dead 1966 "Skeleton & Roses" Concert Poster FD-26 Signed by Mouse & Kelley. on April 5th Actual price: USD $17,500.
  25. Kedem Auctions Ltd. The Complutensian Polyglot Bible on March 31st Actual price: USD $17,220.



33 total sales reported this week:

Chiswick Auctions. Books and Works on Paper on March 31st: 58.84%
Arader Galleries. Audubons, Natural History Watercolors, Rare Maps, Asian Art, Rare Books, & Globes. on April 4th: 21.51%
Potomack Company. Jiao Bingzhen (1689-1728) Album: with Gong Qin Wang Yixin seals on April 8th: 0.00%
Garth's Auctioneers and Appraisers. April Eclectic on April 10th: 96.00%
Galerie Bassenge. Modern Literature and Art Documentation on April 9th: 60.40%
RR Auction. Fine Autograph and Artifact Auction - online bidstart 3/13 on April 8th: 67.92%
Heritage Auctions. Photographs Monthly Online Auction on April 8th: 74.19%
Galerie Bassenge. Autographs on April 8th: 59.29%
Galerie Bassenge. Literature and Book Illustrations, 17th-19th Centuries on April 8th: 47.91%
Galerie Bassenge. Valuable Books on April 7th: 58.22%
Galerie Bassenge. Valuable Books (Varia) on April 7th: 47.18%
Galerie Bassenge. Book Sale: History, Geography, Travel on April 7th: 52.20%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on April 7th: 83.51%
Heritage Auctions. World Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 3/31 on April 7th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. U.S. Currency Weekly - Internet Bidstart 10/13/31 on April 7th: 99.69%
Tajan. Prints and Editions on April 3rd: 46.03%
Tessier & Sarrou and Associates. Part of the Library of Decorative Arts - online on April 6th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Comics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online on April 6th: 98.86%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters Weekly on April 5th: 96.32%
Dorotheum . Master Prints on April 4th: 62.00%
Bruneau & Co. . Comic Books on April 4th: 99.41%
Charlton Hall. Three Day Auction - Prints, Books, etc. on April 4th: 95.24%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 3/27 on April 3rd: 85.50%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 3/20 on April 1st: 83.08%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - Internet bidstart 3/20 on March 31st: 74.36%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 3/20 on March 30th: 80.00%
Catawiki B. V.. Autographs and Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 3/20 on March 29th: 87.18%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on April 4th: 95.00%
Heritage Auctions. Photographs on April 4th: 69.06%
Heritage Auctions. Sports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 3/22 on April 5th: 99.33%
Heritage Auctions. Entertainment & Music Memorabilia on April 5th: 88.13%
Kedem Auctions Ltd.. Judaica: Books, Manuscripts, Letters, Objects on March 31st: 79.90%
Kedem Auctions Ltd.. Judaica: Books, Manuscripts, Letters on March 4th: 72.47%

 

For the week ahead 29 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Apr. 13th
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Treasure Chest: Online-Only Timed Auction - bidstart 3/20. 26 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 60 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 4/3. 80 lots

Tue. Apr. 14th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. U.S. Currency Weekly - Internet Bidstart 4/7. 632 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. World Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 4/7. 130 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Spring Asian Art Auction - Prints, Books. 58 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - Internet bidstart 4/3. 42 lots

Wed. Apr. 15th
Nye & Company Auctioneers. Bloomfield. Online Only - Estate Treasures - Fine Art Prints, Books. 22 lots
Skinner. Marlborough. Americana - online bidstart 4/4. 84 lots
Tajan. Paris. Online - Comics. 162 lots
Doyle New York. New York. Fine Literature, Featuring a Collection of Rudyard Kipling. 106 lots

Thu. Apr. 16th
ALDE. Paris. Noel Herme Mountain Library - Part 1. 386 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Space Exploration - Bidstart 4/9. 687 lots
ALDE. Paris. Noel Herme Mountain Library - Part 2. 330 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. The David Hall T206 Collection Part IV Sports Collectibles. 209 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Spring Auction - Books and Prints - Day 1. 379 lots
Lyon and Turnbull. Edinburgh. Contemporary and Post-War Art - Prints - Online only. 90 lots

Fri. Apr. 17th
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Spring Auction - Books and Prints - Day 2. 653 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 4/10. 150 lots

Sat. Apr. 18th
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. Fine Books and Manuscripts. 690 lots
Aspire Auctions. Cleveland. Fine Art - Prints - Bidstart 4/10. 43 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 200 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Spring Auction - Books and Prints - Day 3. 765 lots

Sun. Apr. 19th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters Weekly.
Carlsen Gallery. Greenville, NY. March Madness 2020 - Fine Art - Prints. 15 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 4/5. 197 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Spring Auction - Books and Prints - Day 4. 227 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Autographs and Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 4/10. 37 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b><center>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Rare & Remarkable Autographs<br>and Manuscripts<br>Now until October 21, 2020</b>
    <b>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Now thru Oct. 21:</b> Most Remarkable Autograph Album Ever Offered: Wilde Poem, Melville Quotes Shakespeare, 8 presidents, Mary Lincoln & 400 More. $30,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Now thru Oct. 21:</b> Unique Napoleon Autograph Manuscript Detailing his Military Campaign in Italy, plus Doodles. $18,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Now thru Oct. 21:</b> Remarkable Pasteur Manuscript on Rabies Research 8 Months before 1st Successful Human Vaccination. $12,500 to $15,000.
    <b><center>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Rare & Remarkable Autographs<br>and Manuscripts<br>Now until October 21, 2020</b>
    <b>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Now thru Oct. 21:</b> Freud 1933 ALS Supporting First Lay Analyst Theodor Reik with Reik’s Handwritten Definition of Psychology. $15,000 to $16,000.
    <b>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Now thru Oct. 21:</b> Begin & Sadat Unique Signed Photo from Camp David Summit. $2,000 to $2,500.
    <b>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Now thru Oct. 21:</b> Rare Scriabin ALS Written the Year He Completed “The Poem of Ecstasy.” $4,000 to $5,000.
    <b><center>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Rare & Remarkable Autographs<br>and Manuscripts<br>Now until October 21, 2020</b>
    <b>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Now thru Oct. 21:</b> Columbus’ Patron Pays for a Gift to a Lady in Waiting. $2,000 to $2,500.
    <b>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Now thru Oct. 21:</b> Rare Signed Photo of Nansen, Nobel Prize Winner & Norway’s First Great Arctic Explorer. $1,000 to $1,200.
    <b>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Now thru Oct. 21:</b> Stravinsky Pens 5 Bars from "Petrouschka.” $1,200 to $1,500.
    <b>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Now thru Oct. 21:</b> Zapata Letter Written 4 Days Following Collapse of Negotiations between Villa and Carranza. $2,000 to $2,200.
  • <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>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
  • <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.