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Rare Book Hub: 39 Auctions Archived, another 47 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Friday 12 June 39 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 1 denominated in Australian dollars, 1 in Danish krona, 12 in euros, 3 in British pounds, 1 in Hong Kong dollars, and 21 in US dollars.  Turnover was $13,314,265 as 11,521 lots were offered and 9,078 sold for a 79% success rate.  Such weeks were once unusual but anymore, increasingly feel the norm.

 

5 auctions saw total proceeds reach a million dollars: 


Binoche et GiquelloThe Robert Beauvillain Library on June 5th: $2,471,049 
Forum AuctionsFine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper on June 9th: $1,503,190 
SothebysArts of the Islamic World - Manuscripts, Books on June 10th: $1,329,713 
RR AuctionFine Autographs & Artifacts - Featuring Hollywood, and 1956 Topps Master Set - Internet bidstart 5/ on June 10th: $1,207,364 
Heritage AuctionsSpace Exploration on June 5th: $1,108,271 


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

Galerie BassengeWorks on Paper - Prints on June 6th: 224.35% 
FerratonBooks on June 6th: 168.02% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 5/22 on June 3rd: 135.84% 
Binoche et GiquelloThe Robert Beauvillain Library on June 5th: 135.32% 
Winter AssociatesFine Art - Prints on June 8th: 126.96% 
Heritage AuctionsSpace Exploration on June 5th: 121.67% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 5/22 on June 1st: 116.24% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on June 9th: 109.48% 
Catawiki B. V.Autographs and Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 5/22 on May 31st: 102.88% 
SothebysContemporary Showcase: Time Goes On - Bidstart 6/2 on June 9th: 102.67% 


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

Heritage AuctionsThe Pinnacle US Rarities Collection Long Beach Expo Currency Signature Auction - Long Beach on June 5th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 5/24 on June 7th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 6/2 on June 9th: 100.00% 
SothebysContemporary Showcase: Time Goes On - Bidstart 6/2 on June 9th: 100.00% 
William H. Bunch Auctions and AppraisalsEclectic Variety - Books, Prints on June 8th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsComics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online on June 8th: 99.63% 
Heritage AuctionsU.S. Currency Weekly - Internet Bidstart 6/2 on June 9th: 99.24% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters Weekly on June 7th: 98.56% 
Heritage AuctionsSpace Exploration on June 5th: 97.80% 
Robert Siegel GalleriesU.S. Postal History on June 5th: 95.46% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - Internet bidstart 5/22 on June 2nd: 95.00% 
Winter AssociatesFine Art - Prints on June 8th: 95.00% 
Galerie BassengeWorks on Paper - Prints on June 6th: 94.17% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on June 6th: 94.00% 
Australian Book AuctionsBooks and ephemera: Australiana, Voyages and Travels on May 25th: 92.76% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 5/22 on June 3rd: 92.00% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on June 9th: 90.41% 
Catawiki B. V.Autographs and Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 5/22 on May 31st: 89.80% 
Binoche et GiquelloThe Robert Beauvillain Library on June 5th: 87.97% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 5/22 on June 1st: 87.88% 
FerratonBooks on June 6th: 87.88% 
Forum AuctionsFine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper on June 9th: 87.33% 
PBA GalleriesLiterature - Counterculture - Rare Books & Manuscripts on June 11th: 81.29% 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Binoche et Giquello «HEURES DE G ET H» Livre d'heures à l'usage de Rome (Heures de la Vierge et Office des morts) on June 5th Actual price: USD $850,014.
  2. Binoche et Giquello HEURES DE PIERRE SOPPITE ET MARIE DESCHEVERT Livre d'heures à l'usage de Rome (Heures de la Vierge et Office des morts) on June 5th Actual price: USD $781,759.
  3. Sothebys HAFIZ (D.1390 AD), DIWAN, DEDICATED TO THE LIBRARY OF PIR BUDAQ, COPIED BY SHAYKH MAHMUD PIR BUDAQI, IRAQ, BAGHDAD, DATED 867 AH/1462 AD HAFIZ (D.1390 AD), DIWAN, DEDICATED TO THE LIBRARY OF PIR BUDAQ, COPIED BY SHAYKH MAHMUD PIR BUDAQI, IRAQ, BAGHDAD, DA on June 10th Actual price: USD $475,917.
  4. Forum Auctions Opticks: or, A Treatise of the Reflexions, Refractions, Inflexions and Colours of Light on June 9th Actual price: USD $246,685.
  5. Bonhams THE ESSENCE OF RENAISSANCE. on June 10th Actual price: USD $187,575.
  6. Sothebys MAJMU'AT AL-MUTAWASSITAT, ('THE COMPENDIUM OF INTERMEDIATE BOOKS'), A RARE AND HIGHLY IMPORTANT COMPENDIUM OF TREATISES ON MATHEMATICS AND ASTRONOMY COMPILED BY NASIR AL-DIN AL-TUSI, COPIED IN BAGHDAD IN 682 AH/1283 AD, THE FINAL PART COMPLETED IN 706 AH/ on June 10th Actual price: USD $174,503.
  7. Sothebys AN IMPORTANT EARLY COPY OF THE EDITION OF EUCLID'S ELEMENTS BY THE 13TH-CENTURY POLYMATH NASIR AL-DIN AL-TUSI (D.1274), POSSIBLY WITH THE FIRST FEW PAGES BY THE AUTHOR AND APPARENTLY PARTIALLY COMPLETED BY THE YEAR 1280 AD AN IMPORTANT EARLY COPY OF THE E on June 10th Actual price: USD $158,639.
  8. Bonhams GÖDEL'S INCOMPLETENESS THEOREMS AND PHILOSOPHY OF MATH. on June 10th Actual price: USD $137,575.
  9. Forum Auctions Album of 12 drawings of Australian Aborigines, possibly after an original set of drawings once owned by George Charles Jenner (active 1805-1822) on June 9th Actual price: USD $114,589.
  10. Sothebys AN ILLUMINATED QUR’AN JUZ (I), COPIED BY ZAYN AL-‘ABIDIN B. MUHAMMAD AL-KATIB, PERSIA, AQQOYUNLU, LATE 15TH CENTURY AN ILLUMINATED QUR’AN JUZ (I), COPIED BY ZAYN AL-‘ABIDIN B. MUHAMMAD AL-KATIB, PERSIA, AQQOYUNLU, LATE 15TH CENTURY on June 10th Actual price: USD $103,115.
  11. Binoche et Giquello Livre d'heures à l'usage de Paris France, on June 5th Actual price: USD $100,764.
  12. Forum Auctions An album of 166 original watercolours and drawings made on voyages between 1842 and 1853 on June 9th Actual price: USD $82,759.
  13. Bonhams ISAAC NEWTON ON THE PLAGUE. on June 10th Actual price: USD $81,325.
  14. Sothebys FAKHR-AL-DIN ABI 'ABDULLAH MUHAMMAD AL-RAZI (D.1209), SHARH UYUN AL-HIKMA, A COMMENTARY ON ‘SOURCES OF WISDOM’ BY IBN SINA, MESOPOTAMIA, 13TH/14TH CENTURY FAKHR-AL-DIN ABI 'ABDULLAH MUHAMMAD AL-RAZI (D.1209), SHARH UYUN AL-HIKMA, A COMMENTARY ON ‘SOURCES on June 10th Actual price: USD $79,320.
  15. Sothebys 'ABD AL-RAHMAN JAMI (D.1492), SILSILAT AL-DHAHAB, FROM THE HAFT AWRANG, SIGNED BY MUHAMMAD AL-QAWAM AL-SHIRAZI, PERSIA, SAFAVID, SECOND HALF 16TH CENTURY 'ABD AL-RAHMAN JAMI (D.1492), SILSILAT AL-DHAHAB, FROM THE HAFT AWRANG, SIGNED BY MUHAMMAD AL-QAWAM A on June 10th Actual price: USD $76,147.
  16. Binoche et Giquello Stultifera Navis on June 5th Actual price: USD $65,360.
  17. Forum Auctions La Belle Dame sans Merci and other poems [Ode on a Grecian Urn & Ode to Psyche] on June 9th Actual price: USD $63,661.
  18. Sothebys NUR AL-DIN ‘ABD AL-RAHMAN JAMI (D.1492), TUHFAT AL-AHRAR, ASCRIBED TO RUSTAM ‘ALI, PERSIA, PROBABLY TABRIZ, SAFAVID, DATED 947 AH/1540-41 AD NUR AL-DIN ‘ABD AL-RAHMAN JAMI (D.1492), TUHFAT AL-AHRAR, ASCRIBED TO RUSTAM ‘ALI, PERSIA, PROBABLY TABRIZ, SAFAVI on June 10th Actual price: USD $60,283.
  19. Heritage Auctions Apollo 17 Flown MS68 NGC Silver Robbins Medallion, Serial Number 159, Originally from the Personal Collection of Mission Commander Gene Cernan, Initialed as Flown on Original Case and with Signed Letter of Certification. on June 5th Actual price: USD $60,000.
  20. Heritage Auctions Apollo 10 Flown MS66 NGC Silver Robbins Medallion, Serial Number 89, Originally from the Personal Collection of Mission Command Module Pilot John Young, with Handwritten and Signed Letter of Authenticity. on June 5th Actual price: USD $55,000.
  21. Heritage Auctions Fr. 334 $50 1891 Silver Certificate PCGS Superb Gem New 67PPQ. on June 5th Actual price: USD $54,000.
  22. Binoche et Giquello Les Gestes romaines on June 5th Actual price: USD $51,863.
  23. Forum Auctions The most ancient and famous history of the renowned prince Arthur King of Britaine, vvherein is declared his life and death, with all his glorious battailes against the Saxons, Saracens and pagans on June 9th Actual price: USD $50,929.
  24. Heritage Auctions Fr. 260 $5 1886 Silver Certificate PMG Gem Uncirculated 66 EPQ. on June 5th Actual price: USD $43,200.
  25. RR Auction Mickey Mantle on June 10th Actual price: USD $39,238.



39 total sales reported this week:

Soler Y Llach. Antiquarian Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Collectibles on June 4th: 49.13%
Ferraton. Books on June 6th: 87.88%
Eldreds. Summer Sale - Day 2 on June 12th: 56.67%
Swann Galleries. Fine Photographs on June 11th: 65.15%
PBA Galleries. Literature - Counterculture - Rare Books & Manuscripts on June 11th: 81.29%
Eldreds. Spring Sale - Prints, Posters, Pamphlets - Day 1 on June 11th: 77.36%
Aste Bolaffi. Advertising Posters on June 11th: 77.86%
Sothebys. Arts of the Islamic World - Manuscripts, Books on June 10th: 45.10%
Australian Book Auctions. Books and ephemera: Australiana, Voyages and Travels on May 25th: 92.76%
RR Auction. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Featuring Hollywood, and 1956 Topps Master Set - Internet bidstart 5/ on June 10th: 58.98%
PosterConnection Inc.. Posters on June 9th: 44.92%
Kedem Auctions Ltd.. Jewish and Israeli History, Art and Culture & Judaica Books, Manuscripts, Letters and Objects on June 9th: 75.31%
Heritage Auctions. Photographs Monthly Online Auction on June 10th: 71.96%
Galerie Bassenge. 19th-21st Century Photography on June 10th: 54.90%
Bonhams. Essential Genius: Ten Important Manuscripts for Modern Times - Online - Bidstart 6/1 on June 10th: 60.00%
Sothebys. Contemporary Showcase: Time Goes On - Bidstart 6/2 on June 9th: 100.00%
Forum Auctions. Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper on June 9th: 87.33%
Alexander Historical Auctions. "No Surrender to Coronavirus" Military Autographs on June 9th: 45.00%
Heritage Auctions. World Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 6/2 on June 9th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. U.S. Currency Weekly - Internet Bidstart 6/2 on June 9th: 99.24%
Winter Associates. Fine Art - Prints on June 8th: 95.00%
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Eclectic Variety - Books, Prints on June 8th: 100.00%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on June 9th: 90.41%
Galerie Bassenge. Works on Paper - Prints on June 6th: 94.17%
Galerie Bassenge. Modern Art Part 1 - Prints on June 6th: 71.72%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters Weekly on June 7th: 98.56%
Heritage Auctions. Comics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online on June 8th: 99.63%
Heritage Auctions. Sports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 5/24 on June 7th: 100.00%
Binoche et Giquello. The Robert Beauvillain Library on June 5th: 87.97%
Robert Siegel Galleries. U.S. Postal History on June 5th: 95.46%
Chiswick Auctions. Urban and Contemporary Art - Prints on June 2nd: 49.58%
Heritage Auctions. The Pinnacle US Rarities Collection Long Beach Expo Currency Signature Auction - Long Beach on June 5th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Space Exploration on June 5th: 97.80%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on June 6th: 94.00%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 5/29 on June 5th: 78.16%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 5/22 on June 3rd: 92.00%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - Internet bidstart 5/22 on June 2nd: 95.00%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 5/22 on June 1st: 87.88%
Catawiki B. V.. Autographs and Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 5/22 on May 31st: 89.80%


For the week ahead 47 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jun. 15th
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Books. 193 lots
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Autographs and Manuscripts. 80 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 56 lots
Rossini. Paris. 19th Century, Modern and Contemporary Lithographs. 180 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 1/24. 70 lots

Tue. Jun. 16th
Burgersdijk and Niermans. Leiden. Books - Day 1: Classical Antiquity, Judaism, Egyptology, etc.. 627 lots
Revere Auctions. St. Paul. Chinese and Japanese Prints. 14 lots
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Two Day Books & Ephemera Auction. 746 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. U.S. Currency Weekly - Internet Bidstart 6/9. 722 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. World Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 6/9. 143 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - Internet bidstart 6/5. 40 lots

Wed. Jun. 17th
Artcurial. Paris. Literature of the 20th Century - Aristophil Collection. 127 lots
Lyon and Turnbull. Edinburgh. Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Photographs. 391 lots
Rossini. Paris. Modern and Contemporary Art - Prints and Photographs. 9 lots
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. R. and B.L. Library - Original Editions, Autographs and Manuscripts - online bidstart 6/11. 276 lots
Doyle New York. New York. Travel, Natural History, Americana and Sporting Books. 220 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 6/5. 105 lots
Burgersdijk and Niermans. Leiden. Books - Day 2: Fine Arts, Literature, Prints/Drawings, Old & Rare Books. 549 lots
Grays Auctioneers. Cleveland, . Fine Art - Prints. 132 lots
Sothebys. Paris. R. and B.L. Library - A Decade of Sales. 271 lots

Thu. Jun. 18th
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper. 245 lots
Bonhams. London. Prints and Multiples - Prints. 337 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Marvels of Modern Music - Internet bidstart 6/11. 414 lots
Christies. New York. The Open Book: Fine Travel, Americana, Literature and History in Print and Manuscript bidstart 6/2. 112 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Miscellany - bidstart 6/8. 412 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. The Henri Nuber PSA Set Registry Collection Auction. 675 lots
Christies. New York. Selections from the Library of Lorenzo H. Zambrano: Latin Americana, Science, and Literature -bidsta. 51 lots
Christies. London - King Street. From Artist to Woodblock: Japanese Prints - bidstart 6/11. 114 lots
Nye & Company Auctioneers. Bloomfield. Discovery in the Backyard - Online. 20 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Graphic Design, Modernist Posters. 239 lots
Venator and Hanstein. Köln . Summer Sale. 439 lots

Fri. Jun. 19th
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Old Master Prints. 64 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Animation Art. 1680 lots
Aguttes. Neuilly-sur-Seine . 29 - Aristophil Collection: Literature Years 1920-1930. 175 lots
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . Fine Summer Auction. 11 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 6/12. 150 lots

Sat. Jun. 20th
Tessier & Sarrou and Associates. Paris. Comics. 603 lots
Morphy Auctions. Denver. Coin-Op and Advertising - Signs, Displays, Posters and Prints. 512 lots
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. Eclectible Collectible Auction. 611 lots
Aspire Auctions. Cleveland. Online Auction - Prints, Books - bidstart 6/12. 44 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 200 lots
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . June Gallery Auction - Books,Prints. 23 lots
Morton Subastas. México DF CP 11000. BOOK AUCTION OF THE COLLECTION OF DON LORENZO ZAMBRANO - bidstart 6/8. 250 lots

Sun. Jun. 21st
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters Weekly.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 6/7. 288 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Autographs and Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 6/12. 36 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> <i>Manhattan Gay Scene Guide 1969, Summer Edition,</i> Mattachine Book Service. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> Harvey Milk, 2 autograph letters signed, to Pat Mormon, during US Navy service, 1954. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> Oscar Wilde, <i>“The secret of life is in Art,”</i> autograph quotation dated and signed, 1882. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> Daniel Abraham, original art for <i>Stonewall Romances,</i> pen, ink & gouache, 1979. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> Antonio Lopez, 9 men’s fashion studies, graphite, 1974. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> Susie Gaynes & Amy E. Bartell, <i>March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights,</i> 1987. $600 to $900.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> <i>Paris is Burning,</i> photo offset poster by Anne Dutlinger, signed by film director Jennie Livingston, 1991. $400 to $600.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> Toyen, pen & ink illustration from <i>Marquis de Sade: Justina cili prokletí ctnosti,</i> 1932. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> David Wojnarowicz, <i>Untitled (Genet with Dog),</i> mixed media collage. $8,000 to $12,000.