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Rare Book Hub: 23 Auctions Archived, another 30 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Friday 21 August 2020 23 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transactions+ Database; 1 denominated in Danish krona, 4 in euros, 1 in British pounds, 2 in Mexican pesos, and 15 in US dollars.  Turnover was $3,146,532 as 5,014 lots were offered and 4,373 sold for a 87% success rate.

 

1 auction saw total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

BonhamsFine Books, Atlases, Manuscripts and Historical Photographs on August 19th: $1,112,563

 


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

Rago Arts and AuctionsUnreserved, Day 1 on August 20th: 140.78% 
Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 8/11 on August 18th: 101.05% 


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

Rago Arts and AuctionsUnreserved, Day 2 on August 21st: 100.00% 
Rago Arts and AuctionsUnreserved, Day 1 on August 20th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 8/11 on August 18th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 8/2 on August 16th: 100.00% 
PBA GalleriesPublications of the Limited Editions Club: Timed - bidstart 8/3 on August 13th: 99.73% 
Heritage AuctionsComics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online - bidstart 8/9 on August 17th: 99.15% 
Heritage AuctionsUS Currency Weekly Online - Bidstart 8/11 on August 18th: 98.85% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters Weekly - Bidstart 8/9 on August 16th: 98.78% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on August 15th: 94.50% 
University ArchivesRare Autographs, Manuscripts and Books on August 19th: 91.17% 
BonhamsFine Books, Atlases, Manuscripts and Historical Photographs on August 19th: 90.77% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - Internet bidstart 7/31 on August 11th: 88.46% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 8/7 on August 14th: 86.90% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 7/31 on August 10th: 85.45% 
Catawiki B. V.Autographs and Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 7/31 on August 9th: 84.38% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on August 18th: 83.33% 


23 total sales reported this week: 

Rago Arts and AuctionsUnreserved, Day 2 on August 21st: 100.00% 
RR AuctionSports Memorabilia - online bidstart 9/13 on August 20th: 73.87% 
Rago Arts and AuctionsUnreserved, Day 1 on August 20th: 100.00% 
AntiquarianAuctions.comBooks - Bidstart 8/13 on August 20th: 37.84% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on August 18th: 83.33% 
University ArchivesRare Autographs, Manuscripts and Books on August 19th: 91.17% 
EldredsAugust Market Auction on August 19th: 71.43% 
BonhamsFine Books, Atlases, Manuscripts and Historical Photographs on August 19th: 90.77% 
William H. Bunch Auctions and AppraisalsEclectic Variety - Books, Prints on August 18th: 75.00% 
Morton SubastasBooks and Documents - Interventions in Mexico on August 18th: 45.45% 
BonhamsSummer Refreshments - Prints and Multiples Online on August 18th: 43.89% 
Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 8/11 on August 18th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsUS Currency Weekly Online - Bidstart 8/11 on August 18th: 98.85% 
Heritage AuctionsComics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online - bidstart 8/9 on August 17th: 99.15% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters Weekly - Bidstart 8/9 on August 16th: 98.78% 
PBA GalleriesPublications of the Limited Editions Club: Timed - bidstart 8/3 on August 13th: 99.73% 
Morton SubastasMorton Weekly:- Posters, Prints, Books on August 15th: 57.14% 
Heritage AuctionsSports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 8/2 on August 16th: 100.00% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on August 15th: 94.50% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 8/7 on August 14th: 86.90% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - Internet bidstart 7/31 on August 11th: 88.46% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 7/31 on August 10th: 85.45% 
Catawiki B. V.Autographs and Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 7/31 on August 9th: 84.38% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Bonhams Klänge, FIRST EDITION, NUMBER 64 OF 300 COPIES SIGNED BY THE ARTIST, Munich, R. Piper & Co., [1913] on August 19th Actual price: USD $49,651.
  2. Bonhams Series of one hundred and twenty six letters signed Northwick Lodge, Harrow-on-the-Hill, Monks Dene Residential Hotel, 2 Northwick Park Road, Harrow and Calvary Nursing Home, Sudbury ("Sodbury") Hill, Harrow, [mostly dated in Welsh], 4 February 1959 to 27 on August 19th Actual price: USD $46,346.
  3. Bonhams Seven Pillars of Wisdom. A Triumph, PRIVATELY PRINTED EDITION, INSCRIBED BY LAWRENCE "INCOMPLETE COPY. I.XII.26 T.E.S." on p.XIX, [Printed for the author by Manning Pike and H.J. Hodgson, 1926] on August 19th Actual price: USD $46,346.
  4. Bonhams Panorama of Delhi taken from the Jamma Masjid, 1858 on August 19th Actual price: USD $33,128.
  5. Bonhams Atlas nouveau contenant toutes les parties du monde, ou sont exactement remarqués les empires, monarchies, royaumes, estats, republiques & peuples qui s'y trouvent á present, 2 vol. in one, Paris, Hubert Jaillot, 1696 [but Amsterdam, Pierre Mortier, on August 19th Actual price: USD $31,476.
  6. Bonhams Six photographs of Amritsar including the Golden Temple complex, 1858-1859 on August 19th Actual price: USD $26,519.
  7. Bonhams Interior with Chair, from Leo Castelli 90th Birthday on August 18th Actual price: USD $25,075.
  8. Rago Arts and Auctions Superman, The Witch, Santa Claus, Mickey Mouse, Mammy, Howdy Doody, Dracula, The Shadow, The Star and Uncle Sam from Myths on August 20th Actual price: USD $23,750.
  9. Bonhams Panorama of Lucknow taken from the Kaiser Bagh Palace, 1585 on August 19th Actual price: USD $23,214.
  10. Bonhams Photograph signed and inscribed to the photographer ("To Mr Tycko/ Albert Einstein. 1932"), 1932 on August 19th Actual price: USD $21,562.
  11. Bonhams Twenty-four photographs of Lucknow, together with 2 parts of a panorama, 1858 on August 19th Actual price: USD $21,562.
  12. Bonhams Eighteen photographs of Delhi and environs, 1858-1859 on August 19th Actual price: USD $21,562.
  13. Bonhams Seventeen photographs of Delhi, 1858-1859 on August 19th Actual price: USD $19,910.
  14. Bonhams The shoes reputedly worn by Charles I on the day of his execution, Tuesday 30 January 1649, (2) on August 19th Actual price: USD $19,910.
  15. Bonhams Recipe book, bearing the ownership inscription of "Sarah Turner" and the date "1658", 1658 to c.1755 on August 19th Actual price: USD $19,910.
  16. Heritage Auctions Amazing Fantasy #15 (Marvel, 1962) CGC VG- 3.5 Cream to off-white pages. on August 17th Actual price: USD $16,800.
  17. Bonhams The Birds of Great Britain, vol. 1 (of 5), FIRST EDITION, by the Author, 1873 on August 19th Actual price: USD $16,605.
  18. Bonhams Book of culinary receipts written in several late seventeenth and eighteenth century hands late seventeenth to mid eighteenth century on August 19th Actual price: USD $16,605.
  19. Bonhams A New and Elegant Imperial Sheet Atlas, Comprehending General and Particular Maps of Every Part of the World, Laurie & Whittle, 1797 on August 19th Actual price: USD $15,779.
  20. Bonhams Recipe and household book kept by the Croft family of Stillington Hall, North Yorkshire, mid eighteenth to early nineteenth century on August 19th Actual price: USD $15,779.
  21. Bonhams Two Apples, from Seven Apple Woodcut series on August 18th Actual price: USD $15,075.
  22. University Archives A. Lincoln Large Rare Photo, With Superb Full Signature, Outstanding Display on August 19th Actual price: USD $15,000.
  23. Bonhams Vile Bodies, FIRST EDITION, Chapman & Hall, 1930 on August 19th Actual price: USD $14,953.
  24. Bonhams Anna Karenina, 3 vol., FIRST EDITION, Moscow, T. Ris, 1878 on August 19th Actual price: USD $14,953.
  25. Rago Arts and Auctions A Rose is a Rose is a Rose is a Rose on August 20th Actual price: USD $13,750.

 

For the week ahead 30 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Aug. 24th
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 8/14. 50 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 66 lots

Tue. Aug. 25th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. US Currency Weekly Online - Bidstart 8/18. 424 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. World Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 8/18. 167 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - Internet bidstart 8/14. 21 lots
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Fine Art - Prints. 79 lots

Wed. Aug. 26th
Grays Auctioneers. Cleveland, . Fine Art - Prints - Bidstart 8/7. 54 lots
Skinner. Marlborough. Coins and Currency - Paper Currency. 24 lots

Thu. Aug. 27th
Forum Auctions. London. Forum Auctions @ Artsy. 74 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Books with Americana, Travel, Maps & Arthur H. Clark Publications - Timed Online Auction - No R. 386 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Vintage Posters. 353 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper. 209 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Great Americana Pow Wow - Session 1. 71 lots
The Written Word Autographs. Tamworth, NH . Autographs Auction. 974 lots
Tooveys. West Sussex. Antiquarian and Collectors' Books. 215 lots
Skinner. Marlborough. Discovery/Interiors - Prints, Books. 16 lots
Bruneau & Co. . Cranston. August Estate Fine Art and Antiques. 42 lots

Fri. Aug. 28th
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Great Americana Pow-Wow - Session 2. 508 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Cartography - Online Bidstart 8/21. 45 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 8/21. 150 lots

Sat. Aug. 29th
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. Coin-Op and Advertising - Posters and Prints. 241 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 200 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Summer Platinum Night Sports Collectible Catalog Auction. 384 lots
Addison and Sarova. Social Circle. Summer Rare Books and Ephemera. 304 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Great Americana Pow Wow - Session 3. 127 lots

Sun. Aug. 30th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 8/16.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters Weekly - Bidstart 8/23.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online - bidstart 8/23.
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Great Americana Pow Wow - Session 4. 249 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Autographs and Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 8/21. 25 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 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.
  • <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