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Rare Book Hub: 37 Auctions Archived, Another 36 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Friday, 24 July 2020, 37 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 1 denominated in Swiss francs, 10 in euros, 3 in British pounds, 2 in Mexican pesos, and 21 in US dollars.  Turnover was $5,768,929 as 6,307 lots were offered and 5,096 sold for a robust 81% rate of sale.  Felicitations!

  

1 auction saw total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Forum AuctionsEditions and Works on Paper on July 21st: $1,266,691 

 


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


Il PonteModern and Contemporary Art - Prints and Photographs on July 21st: 394.99% 
Grays AuctioneersEntertainment and Transportation Collectibles - bidstart 7/3 on July 22nd: 182.12% 
Profiles in HistoryThe Howard Hughes Auction on July 23rd: 176.91% 
Chorley'sFine Art - Prints and Books on July 22nd: 130.25% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 3/20 on July 15th: 129.19% 
Koller AuctionsOnline Prints and Multiples - Prints on July 9th: 112.05% 
Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 7/14 on July 21st: 107.07% 


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

Copley Fine Art AuctionsThe Sporting Sale on July 23rd: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 7/5 on July 19th: 100.00% 
Alaska AuctionBooks, Prints on July 23rd: 100.00% 
Chorley'sFine Art - Prints and Books on July 22nd: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsComics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online on July 20th: 99.47% 
Heritage AuctionsUS Currency Weekly Online - Bidstart 7/14 on July 21st: 99.33% 
Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 7/14 on July 21st: 98.64% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters Weekly on July 19th: 98.01% 
Il PonteModern and Contemporary Art - Prints and Photographs on July 21st: 97.37% 
Grays AuctioneersEntertainment and Transportation Collectibles - bidstart 7/3 on July 22nd: 96.15% 
Profiles in HistoryThe Howard Hughes Auction on July 23rd: 94.74% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 3/20 on July 15th: 92.67% 
William H. Bunch Auctions and AppraisalsVariety Auction on July 21st: 92.31% 
Koller AuctionsOnline Prints and Multiples - Prints on July 9th: 91.43% 
Thomaston Place Auction GalleriesSummer's Bounty #1, Day 1 on July 18th: 89.19% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on July 18th: 88.50% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - Internet bidstart 7/3 on July 14th: 87.50% 
Thomaston Place Auction GalleriesSummer's Bounty #1, Day 2 on July 19th: 87.50% 
Catawiki B. V.Autographs and Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 7/3 on July 12th: 86.84% 
Winner's Auctions LtdRare Manuscripts, Rabbinical & Admors Letters, Seforim & Amulets on July 20th: 85.12% 
Nadeau's Auction GalleryBooks, Prints on July 18th: 84.21% 

  

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Profiles in History Zoë Mozert original poster artwork of Jane Russell for The Outlaw. on July 23rd Actual price: USD $166,400.
  2. Forum Auctions Banksy (b.1974) Love is in the Air (Flower Thrower) on July 21st Actual price: USD $95,643.
  3. Sothebys Autograph manuscript fragment from Washington's undelivered first Inaugural Address on July 21st Actual price: USD $81,250.
  4. Forum Auctions Banksy (b.1974) No Ball Games (Green) on July 21st Actual price: USD $76,856.
  5. Profiles in History Washington, George. Historic autograph letter signed as Commander of the Continental Army. on July 23rd Actual price: USD $70,400.
  6. Forum Auctions Banksy (b.1974) Laugh Now on July 21st Actual price: USD $64,900.
  7. Sothebys QUATRE SUJETS POUR LA BARRE D'APPUI (BLOCH 295A; BAER 607; SEE CRAMER BOOKS 26) on July 24th Actual price: USD $62,500.
  8. Sothebys Autograph letter signed ("Go: Washington") as Continental Commander to Bryan Fairfax, hoping for good news regarding the peace negotiations to end the Revolutionary War—not knowing the preliminary articles of peace had been signed two weeks earlier on July 21st Actual price: USD $60,000.
  9. Forum Auctions Julian Opie (b.1958) This is Shahnoza (Cristea 58-62) on July 21st Actual price: USD $54,653.
  10. Sothebys PORTRAIT DE JACQUELINE AU CHAPEAU DE PAILLE FLEURI (FEMME AU CHAPEAU À FLEURS) (B. 1075; BA. 1322) on July 24th Actual price: USD $50,000.
  11. Forum Auctions Banksy (b.1974) Get out while you can on July 21st Actual price: USD $47,821.
  12. Forum Auctions Banksy (b.1974) Rude Copper on July 21st Actual price: USD $47,821.
  13. Forum Auctions Banksy & Various Artists Pax Britannica: A Hellish Peace on July 21st Actual price: USD $44,406.
  14. Profiles in History Howard Hughes (55+) personal handwritten love letters, notes and postcards from Katharine Hepburn. on July 23rd Actual price: USD $43,400.
  15. Forum Auctions Banksy (b.1974) Bomb Love (Bomb Hugger) on July 21st Actual price: USD $42,698.
  16. Profiles in History Lenin, Vladimir Ilyich. Rare and important autograph letter signed ('N. Lenin'), 1 November 1911. on July 23rd Actual price: USD $40,300.
  17. Profiles in History Eisenhower, Dwight D. Extraordinary typed letter signed as Supreme Allied Commander. on July 23rd Actual price: USD $40,300.
  18. Sothebys House Calendar No. 61, 116th Congress, 1st Session, H. RES 755 [Report No. 116-346], Impeaching Donald John Trump, President of the United States, for high crimes and misdemeanors. on July 21st Actual price: USD $37,500.
  19. Sothebys DEUX FEMMES AVEC UN VASE À FLEURS (B. 915; BA. 1239) on July 24th Actual price: USD $35,000.
  20. Winner's Auctions Ltd Discovery: Practical Kabbalah Handwritten by Rabbi Moshe Mizrachi. Damascus, 1628 on July 20th Actual price: USD $34,160.
  21. Forum Auctions Bridget Riley Untitled (Fragment 2) (Schubert 5b) on July 21st Actual price: USD $34,158.
  22. Sothebys Bible in Latin. on July 21st Actual price: USD $32,500.
  23. Forum Auctions Banksy (b.1974) Morons on July 21st Actual price: USD $32,450.
  24. Forum Auctions Yayoi Kusama (b.1929) Pumpkin 2000 (Yellow) (Kusama 298) on July 21st Actual price: USD $31,482.
  25. Sothebys PETIT BUSTE DE FEMME (PORTRAIT DE JACQUELINE EN ROBE IMPRIMÉE) (B. 1082; BA. 1300) on July 24th Actual price: USD $31,250.



37 total sales reported this week:

Copley Fine Art Auctions. The Sporting Sale on July 23rd: 100.00%
Sothebys. Picasso Prints (and Ceramics) Online - bidstart 7/13 on July 24th: 69.57%
Profiles in History. The Howard Hughes Auction on July 23rd: 94.74%
Tooveys. Prints, Maps and Posters on July 23rd: 75.00%
RR Auction. Olympic Memorabilia - online bidstart 7/17 on July 23rd: 41.67%
PBA Galleries. Fine and Rare Books on July 23rd: 69.44%
Alaska Auction. Books, Prints on July 23rd: 100.00%
Sothebys. Fine Books and Manuscripts, including The Eric C. Caren Collection - bidstart 7/6 on July 21st: 58.54%
Il Ponte. Photographs on July 22nd: 52.80%
Chorley's. Fine Art - Prints and Books on July 22nd: 100.00%
Grays Auctioneers. Entertainment and Transportation Collectibles - bidstart 7/3 on July 22nd: 96.15%
Heritage Auctions. US Currency Weekly Online - Bidstart 7/14 on July 21st: 99.33%
Heritage Auctions. World Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 7/14 on July 21st: 98.64%
Winner's Auctions Ltd. Unlimited Sale 122 Part 2 on July 21st: 71.60%
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Variety Auction on July 21st: 92.31%
Morton Subastas. Books and Documents - Collection and Library Backal on July 21st: 32.80%
Kestenbaum and Company. Fine Judaica: including Printed Books, Manuscripts, Graphic and Ceremonial Art on July 21st: 53.89%
Il Ponte. Modern and Contemporary Art - Prints and Photographs on July 21st: 97.37%
Forum Auctions. Editions and Works on Paper on July 21st: 60.52%
ALDE. Ancient and 19th Century Books on July 21st: 57.06%
Winner's Auctions Ltd. Rare Manuscripts, Rabbinical & Admors Letters, Seforim & Amulets on July 20th: 85.12%
Binoche et Giquello. Contemporary Art - Photographs, Old and Modern Prints on July 20th: 41.18%
Heritage Auctions. Comics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online on July 20th: 99.47%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters Weekly on July 19th: 98.01%
Heritage Auctions. Sports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 7/5 on July 19th: 100.00%
Thomaston Place Auction Galleries. Summer's Bounty #1, Day 2 on July 19th: 87.50%
Thomaston Place Auction Galleries. Summer's Bounty #1, Day 1 on July 18th: 89.19%
Nadeau's Auction Gallery. Books, Prints on July 18th: 84.21%
Morton Subastas. Opportunity - Books, Prints on July 18th: 71.64%
Koller Auctions. Online Prints and Multiples - Prints on July 9th: 91.43%
Finarte. Recollections: Modern and Contemporary Art's Books and Documents on July 16th: 65.43%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on July 18th: 88.50%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 7/10 on July 17th: 74.67%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 3/20 on July 15th: 92.67%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - Internet bidstart 7/3 on July 14th: 87.50%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 7/3 on July 13th: 78.18%
Catawiki B. V.. Autographs and Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 7/3 on July 12th: 86.84%

 


For the week ahead 36 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jul. 27th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 79 lots
John McInnis Auctioneers. Amesbury. The Billie and Dottie Haughton Online Auction. 26 lots
Winter Associates. Plainville, CT . Prints, Books. 11 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 7/17. 51 lots

Tue. Jul. 28th
Sothebys. London. The Library of a Greek Bibliophile: Travel Books, Aldines and an Important Qur’an. 119 lots
Sothebys. London. Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History. 236 lots
Sothebys. New York. Legends, Landscapes, and Lovelies - bidstart 7/22. 58 lots
Sothebys. New York. Contemporary Prints and Multiples - bidstart 7/1/. 80 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. US Currency Weekly Online - Bidstart 7/21. 493 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. World Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 7/21. 145 lots
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Chadds Ford, PA . Eclectic Variety - Books, Prints. 46 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - Internet bidstart 7/17. 35 lots

Wed. Jul. 29th
Purcell Auctioneers. Birr. Auction Of Irish Interest Books, Maps, Posters, Interesting Ephemera Etc. To Include An Entire Colle. 614 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Travel, Atlases and Maps, Autographs and Documents. 428 lots
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Lee's Summit . Online Only: Railroad Travel Ephemera, China and Books. 335 lots
Rago Arts and Auctions. Lambertville. Living Contemporary. 41 lots

Thu. Jul. 30th
Christies. London - King Street. Valuable Books and Manuscripts - bidstart 7/9. 201 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online only: Books and Works on Paper. 296 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Fine Art, etc. - Old Master Prints. 133 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Summer Sale - signs, prints, books. 23 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Literature & Books in All Fields: Timed Online Auction - No Reserve - bidstart 7/20. 201 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Fine Books and Manuscripts. 451 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Summer Sports Card Catalogue Auction. 2182 lots
Christies. New York. Contemporary Edition - Online bidstart 7/16. 134 lots

Fri. Jul. 31st
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Lancaster. Books - March 13 Sale Postponed - Bid online by 7/31. 400 lots
Brunk Auctions. Asheville, NC . Premier and Emporium Auctions. 139 lots
Jeschke van Vliet Auctions Berlin GmbH. Berlin-Schoneberg. Valuable Books, Photographs, Prints. 1682 lots
Chiswick Auctions. London. Autographs and Memorabilia. 374 lots
Chiswick Auctions. London. Books & Works on Paper including Aviation & Transport. 355 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Aberon Collection of Virginia Obsolete Banknotes - Online. 464 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Cartography - Online Bidstart 7/24. 42 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 7/24. 157 lots

Sat. Aug. 1st
North American Auction Company. Bozeman. Old West and American Indian - Online Sale. 138 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 200 lots

Sun. Aug. 2nd
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 7/19. 182 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Autographs and Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 7/24. 31 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 Nov 17:</b> Jane Austen, <i>Pride & Prejudice,</i> 3 volumes, first edition, London, 1813. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 17:</b> John Hancock, Uncommon Privateer Commission, signed as President of Continental Congress, 1777. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 17:</b> Frank Lloyd Wright, photograph signed & inscribed. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 17:</b> Abraham Lincoln, document signed conscripting troops for first national draft in U.S., 1863. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 17:</b> Jane Austen, <i>Sense & Sensibility,</i> 3 volumes, first edition, London, 1811. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 17:</b> Charles Dickens, <i>American Notes for General Circulation,</i> first edition, inscribed to Richard Henry Dana, Jr., London, 1842. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 17:</b> John Maynard Keynes, <i>The General Theory of Employment, Interest & Money,</i> first edition, London, 1936. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 17:</b> Alexandre Raymond, <i>L’Art Islamique en Orient,</i> 2 volumes, first editions, Péra-Constantinople, 1922-24. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 17:</b> Igor Stravinsky, autograph musical quotation signed, 3 bars from <i>Perséphone,</i> 1936. $1,500 to $2,500.
  • <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