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Rare Book Hub: 32 Auctions Archived, another 32 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Friday, 10 July 2020, 32 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 1 in Swiss francs, 11 in euros, 1 in British pounds, and 19 in US dollars.  Turnover was $10,441,321 as 9,281 lots were offered and 7,315 sold for a solid 79% success rate.  The auctions continue to be strong. 

 

For the week ahead another 32 sales are posted.  Bon chance!

 

3 auctions saw total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Ketterer Kunst DoerlingRare Books on July 6th: $1,956,860 
Kedem Auctions Ltd.Rare and Important Items on July 7th: $1,954,593 
RR AuctionFine Autograph and Artifact Auction - online bidstart 6/19 on July 7th: $1,405,220  


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

Binoche et GiquelloBOOKS - FROM THE LIBRARY OF DR HENRI POLAILLON - OLD BOOKS AND MILITARY COSTUMES on July 8th: 157.67% 
Thomson Roddick Auctioneers & ValuersAntiquarian and Collectable Books Auction on July 9th: 138.00% 
Koller AuctionsPrints and Multiples on July 4th: 114.01% 
Ketterer Kunst DoerlingRare Books on July 6th: 106.64% 


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

Neal Auction CompanyOnline Only - Unreserved - Books, Prints on May 25th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsUS Currency Weekly Online - Bidstart 6/30 on July 7th: 99.84% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters Weekly on July 5th: 99.26% 
Heritage AuctionsSports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 6/21 on July 5th: 99.02% 
Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 6/30 on July 7th: 98.67% 
Thomson Roddick Auctioneers & ValuersAntiquarian and Collectable Books Auction on July 9th: 97.51% 
Heritage AuctionsComics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online on July 6th: 97.23% 
Binoche et GiquelloBOOKS - FROM THE LIBRARY OF DR HENRI POLAILLON - OLD BOOKS AND MILITARY COSTUMES on July 8th: 94.76% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on July 4th: 93.50% 
Alaska AuctionBooks, Prints on July 8th: 93.33% 
Alaska AuctionBooks, Prints on July 9th: 92.86% 
Kedem Auctions Ltd.Rare and Important Items on July 7th: 90.56% 
Swann GalleriesMaps and Atlases, Natural History and Color Plate Books on July 9th: 89.74% 
Koller AuctionsPrints and Multiples on July 4th: 89.11% 
Aste BolaffiAutomobilia - Internet Live on July 7th: 87.60% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - Internet bidstart 6/19 on June 30th: 82.35% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 6/19 on June 29th: 80.00% 


32 total sales reported this week: 

Holabird Kagin AmericanaSummer 2020 Extravaganza Sale: Part 2- Day 1 on July 10th: 68.14% 

Thomson Roddick Auctioneers & ValuersAntiquarian and Collectable Books Auction on July 9th: 97.51% 
Swann GalleriesMaps and Atlases, Natural History and Color Plate Books on July 9th: 89.74% 
PBA GalleriesFine Art - Photographs and Prints - Food and Drink - Illustrated Books on July 9th: 60.39% 
ALDETravel Books - Atlases - Maps on July 9th: 69.50% 
Alaska AuctionBooks, Prints on July 9th: 92.86% 
RR AuctionFine Autograph and Artifact Auction - online bidstart 6/19 on July 7th: 67.05% 
Nye & Company AuctioneersEstate Treasures - Fine Art Prints, Books on July 8th: 70.00% 
BonhamsFine Books and Manuscripts - Online - Bidstart 6/25 on July 8th: 60.99% 
Binoche et GiquelloBOOKS - FROM THE LIBRARY OF DR HENRI POLAILLON - OLD BOOKS AND MILITARY COSTUMES on July 8th: 94.76% 
Alaska AuctionBooks, Prints on July 8th: 93.33% 
Kedem Auctions Ltd.Rare and Important Items on July 7th: 90.56% 
Heritage AuctionsPhotographs Monthly Online Auction on July 8th: 73.91% 
AderAder's Auction on April 12th: 58.37% 
Neal Auction CompanyOnline Only - Unreserved - Books, Prints on May 25th: 100.00% 
Neal Auction CompanySummer Estates Auction on June 14th: 75.00% 
Aste BolaffiAutomobilia - Internet Live on July 7th: 87.60% 
Ketterer Kunst DoerlingRare Books on July 6th: 56.65% 
Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 6/30 on July 7th: 98.67% 
Heritage AuctionsUS Currency Weekly Online - Bidstart 6/30 on July 7th: 99.84% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters Weekly on July 5th: 99.26% 
Heritage AuctionsComics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online on July 6th: 97.23% 
Garth's Auctioneers and AppraisersThe American Colony and Obsolete Currency Collection of a Southern Gentleman - bidstart 6/22 on July 5th: 71.88% 
Koller AuctionsPrints and Multiples on July 4th: 89.11% 
Heritage AuctionsSports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 6/21 on July 5th: 99.02% 
Christian Hesse AuktionenSpring Auction - Books and Prints on July 4th: 68.94% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on July 4th: 93.50% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 6/26 on July 3rd: 79.33% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - Internet bidstart 6/19 on June 30th: 82.35% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 6/19 on June 29th: 80.00% 
Catawiki B. V.Autographs and Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 6/19 on June 28th: 74.19% 
AderPhotographs on July 3rd: 47.02% 
 
 
Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Kedem Auctions Ltd. Case File of Rebbe Yisrael of Ruzhin, Upon His Arrival in Sadigura/ Travel Document Used by the Rebbe to Illegally Cross the Russian Border on July 7th Actual price: USD $344,400.
  2. Koller Auctions Dracula. 1981. on July 4th Actual price: USD $122,955.
  3. Kedem Auctions Ltd. Manuscript, Tefillah L'Moshe on Tehillim by the Yismach Moshe - Many Hitherto Unprinted Sections on July 7th Actual price: USD $110,700.
  4. Ketterer Kunst Doerling An Essay on the Principle of Population, 1798. on July 6th Actual price: USD $88,800.
  5. Ketterer Kunst Doerling Civitates orbis terrarum - Urbium praecipuarum - 6 in 3 Bänden, 1612-1618. on July 6th Actual price: USD $76,313.
  6. Bonhams Macbeth: A Tragedy. Acted at the Dukes-Theatre. on July 8th Actual price: USD $75,075.
  7. Kedem Auctions Ltd. Babylonian Talmud on July 7th Actual price: USD $73,800.
  8. Ketterer Kunst Doerling Das Werk, Wien 1914. on July 6th Actual price: USD $72,150.
  9. Ketterer Kunst Doerling Liber chronicarum, 1493. on July 6th Actual price: USD $65,213.
  10. Ketterer Kunst Doerling Stundenbuch Troyes, um 1480. on July 6th Actual price: USD $58,275.
  11. Kedem Auctions Ltd. Manuscript of the Rama of Fano - Mahadura Kama of His Books Pelach HaRimon and Yayin HaRekach on July 7th Actual price: USD $56,580.
  12. Ketterer Kunst Doerling Bulla aurea, 1485. on July 6th Actual price: USD $55,500.
  13. Ketterer Kunst Doerling Das Kapital. Mit eigh. Widmung, 1872. on July 6th Actual price: USD $52,725.
  14. Koller Auctions Untitled III. 1983. on July 4th Actual price: USD $49,372.
  15. Kedem Auctions Ltd. Letter of Rabbinic Ordination Signed by the Noda BiYehuda, with the Signatures of the Dayanim in His Beit Din, Leading Prague Torah Scholars on July 7th Actual price: USD $49,200.
  16. Ketterer Kunst Doerling Fleurs du Printemps et de l´Este, um 1630. on July 6th Actual price: USD $48,563.
  17. Ketterer Kunst Doerling Biblia aethiopica ... Testamentum novum, 1548. on July 6th Actual price: USD $48,563.
  18. RR Auction Beatles Album on July 7th Actual price: USD $47,188.
  19. Koller Auctions Joseph Beuys 1980/83. on July 4th Actual price: USD $46,791.
  20. Kedem Auctions Ltd. Likutei Moharan Kama on July 7th Actual price: USD $46,740.
  21. Koller Auctions Color Numerals Series, Figure 1. 1969. on July 4th Actual price: USD $45,500.
  22. Swann Galleries Great Blue Heron. Plate CCXI. on July 9th Actual price: USD $45,000.
  23. RR Auction Eyvind Earle concept painting from Sleeping Beauty Concept painting on July 7th Actual price: USD $43,179.
  24. Kedem Auctions Ltd. Certificate of Appointment, Appointing Rebbe Yoel Teitelbaum of Satmar as President of the Eda HaCharedit in Jerusalem on July 7th Actual price: USD $41,820.
  25. Christian Hesse Auktionen Insel-Bücherei - John Heartfield. Fotomontagen aus den Jahren 1924 bis 1944. on July 4th Actual price: USD $41,803.


For the week ahead 32 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jul. 13th
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 7/3. 55 lots

Tue. Jul. 14th
Sothebys. London. Music, Continental Books and Medieval Manuscripts - bidstart 7/7. 167 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. US Currency Weekly Online - Bidstart 7/7. 571 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. World Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 7/7. 179 lots
Sothebys. New York. Photographs from the Ginny Williams Collection. 94 lots
Bellmans Auctioneers and Valuers. Billinghurst, West Sussex. Printed Books, Maps and Manuscripts - Live Online. 123 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - Internet bidstart 7/3. 40 lots

Wed. Jul. 15th
Sothebys. London. The Collection of a Connoiseur: History in Manuscript - bidstart 7/8. 136 lots
Bonhams. Los Angeles. Music Memorabilia - bidstart 7/1. 83 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 3/20. 150 lots
Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers. Kilkenny. The Collector's Sale - Timed Auction. 576 lots

Thu. Jul. 16th
Christies. London - King Street. On the shoulders of Giants - Online bidstart 6/24. 58 lots
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Hudson. 20th Century, Modern and Contemporary Art - Prints. 86 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. 236 lots
Sothebys. New York. Magnificent Nudes: Iconic Photographs from Distinguished Private Collections - bidstart 7/9. 52 lots
Sothebys. Paris. The Ginny Williams Collection: Part II: Photographs and Prints. 142 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Illustration Art. 250 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Science and Technology, and Space Exploration - bidstart 7/9. 408 lots
Finarte. Rome. Recollections: Modern and Contemporary Art's Books and Documents. 243 lots
Leland Little Auctions. Hillsborough, NC. The July Estates Sale - Books, Prints. 49 lots

Fri. Jul. 17th
Eldreds. East Dennis,. The July Auction. 14 lots
Bonhams. Los Angeles. Prints and Multiples Online. 111 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 7/10. 150 lots

Sat. Jul. 18th
Thomaston Place Auction Galleries. Thomaston. Summer's Bounty #1, Day 1. 37 lots
Nadeau's Auction Gallery. Windsor. Books, Prints. 19 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 200 lots

Sun. Jul. 19th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters Weekly.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 7/5. 245 lots
Thomaston Place Auction Galleries. Thomaston. Summer's Bounty #1, Day 2. 24 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Autographs and Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 7/10. 35 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>October Sale<br>October 10, 2020</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Oct. 10:</b> LA HARPE, Jean-Baptiste Benard de. 'CARTE NOUVELLE DE LA PARTIE DE L'OUEST DE LA LOUISIANNE'. $800,000 to $1,200,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Oct. 10:</b> AUDUBON, John James. Great Blue Heron, Plate 211. $250,000 to $350,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Oct. 10:</b> REDOUTE, Pierre-Joseph. Watercolor for plate 456: Bromella ananas (Cultivated Pineapple). $450,000 to $550,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Oct. 10:</b> COOK, Captain James. <i>A set of the three voyages comprising...</i> London: 1773-1785. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Oct. 10:</b> KEY, Adrien Thomaszoon. Abraham Ortelius. Oil on Panel. $400,000 to $450,000.
  • <center><b>Doyle<br>Fine Literature<br>September 30</b>
    <b>Doyle, Fine Literature:</b> WHITMAN, WALT. <i>Leaves of Grass.</i> First Edition. $150,000 to $250,000.
    <b>Doyle, Fine Literature:</b> MILNE, A.A. and SHEPARD, E.H. <i>Now We Are Six.</i> $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Doyle, Fine Literature:</b> HEMINGWAY, ERNEST. <i>A Farewell to Arms.</i> $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Doyle, Fine Literature:</b> NABOKOV, VLADIMIR. <i>Lolita.</i> First American Edition. $5,000 to $8,000.
    <center><b>Doyle<br>Fine Literature<br>September 30</b>
    <b>Doyle, Fine Literature:</b> RAND, AYN. <i>Atlas Shrugged.</i> $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Doyle, Fine Literature:</b> STEINBECK, JOHN. <i>To a God Unknown.</i> First Edition. $1,500 to $2,500.
    <b>Doyle, Fine Literature:</b> WELLS, H.G. <i>The Works of H.G. Wells.</i> $4,000 to $6,000.
    <center><b>We Invite You to Consign!<br>Rare Books, Autographs & Maps</b>
  • <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Selections from the Library of<br>Gerald and Barbara Weiner<br>Live and Online<br>October 8, 2020 / 10am CT</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Oct. 8:</b> DARWIN, Charles Robert. <i>On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection.</i> London: W. Clowes and Sons for John Murray, 1859. [With] autograph note signed. $60,000 to $80,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Oct. 8:</b> [FINE PRESS & LIVRE D'ARTISTE]. -- [KELMSCOTT PRESS]. CHAUCER, Geoffrey. <i>The Works ... now newly imprinted.</i> Edited by F.S. Ellis. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1896. $60,000 to $80,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Oct. 8:</b> LAWRENCE, Thomas Edward. <i>Seven Pillars of Wisdom, a triumph.</i> [London: Privately Printed], 1926. $60,000 to $80,000.
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Selections from the Library of<br>Gerald and Barbara Weiner<br>Live and Online<br>October 8, 2020 / 10am CT</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Oct. 8:</b> SHAKESPEARE, William. <i>Mr. William Shakespear's Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies…</i> London, Printed for H. Herringman, E. Brewster, R. Chiswell, and R. Bentley, 1685. $60,000 to $80,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Oct. 8:</b> AUDUBON, John James. <i>The Birds of America…</i> [1839-] 1840-1844. -- AUDUBON, John James and John BACHMAN. <i>The Quadrupeds of North America.</i> 1849-1854. $60,000 to $80,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Oct. 8:</b> OGILBY, John, trans. [MONTANUS, Arnoldus]. <i>America: being the latest, and most Accurate Description of the New World…</i> London: Printed by the Author, 1671. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Selections from the Library of<br>Gerald and Barbara Weiner<br>Live and Online<br>October 8, 2020 / 10am CT</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Oct. 8:</b> HOBBES, Thomas. <i>Leviathan, or The Matter, Forme, & Power of a Common-Wealth Ecclesiasticall and Civill.</i> London: printed for Andrew Crooke, 1651. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Oct. 8:</b> BLACKWELL, Elizabeth. <i>A Curious Herbal, containing Five Hundred Cuts of the most useful Plant which are now used in the Practice of Physick…</i> London: John Nourse, 1739. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Oct. 8:</b> MILTON, John. <i>Paradise Lost.</i> London: Printed by S. Simmons ... to be sold by T. Helder, 1669. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Selections from the Library of<br>Gerald and Barbara Weiner<br>Live and Online<br>October 8, 2020 / 10am CT</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Oct. 8:</b> MALCOLM X. Typed letter signed ("Malcolm X"), to Alex Haley. Cairo, Egypt, 18 September 1964. " 1 page, 8vo. $6,000 to $8,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Oct. 8:</b> TOLKIEN, John Ronald Reuel. Autograph letter signed (“JRRT”). To George Sayer, Oxford, 7 August 1952. 2 pages, 8vo, creased; morocco folding case. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Oct. 8:</b> WRIGHT, Frank Lloyd. Autograph manuscript signed ("Frank Lloyd Wright"), entitled "To the Countryside." N.p. [Taliesin?], [June 1926]. 2 pages, 4to, creased. $4,000 to $6,000.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 15:</b> Paul George Lawler, <i>San Francisco – Hawaii Overnight,</i> 1939. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 15:</b> Around the World, <i>North German Lloyd,</i> designer unknown, circa 1910. $800 to $1,200.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 15:</b> Michael Rudolf Wening, <i>Siam,</i> circa 1920s. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 15:</b> Sigismunds Vidbergs, <i>Spend Your Holidays at the Wonderful Seaside of Riga,</i> circa 1925. $1,200 to $1,800.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 15:</b> Jean Dupas, <i>“Where is this Bower Beside the Silver Thames?”</i> 1930. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 15:</b> Charles-Léonce Brossé, <i>Meeting d’Aviation, Nice,</i> 1910. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 15:</b> John Held Jr., <i>Nantucket,</i> 1925. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 15:</b> Seaverns W. Hilton, <i>Lewis and Clark, Northern Pacific,</i> 1920. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 15:</b> Fred Powis, <i>Jasper, Canadian National Railways.</i> $2,000 to $3,000.