• <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>January Auction<br>January 23, 2021</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> AUDUBON, John James. <i>Carolina Parrot, Plate 26.</i> London: Robert Havell, 1827-1838. $125,000 to $175,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> AUDUBON, John James. <i>Fish Hawk or Osprey, Plate 81.</i> London: Robert Havell, 1827-1838. $145,000 to $175,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> AUDUBON, John James. <i>Brown Pelican, Plate 421.</i> London: Robert Havell, 1827-1838. $75,000 to $100,000.
    <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>January Auction<br>January 23, 2021</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> DE BRY, Johann Theodore, attributed to. Pair of Watercolor studies of Tulips. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> FUERTES, Louis Agassiz. <i>Alaskan Brown Bear.</i> Watercolor and gouache on board. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> HILL, Thomas. <i>Big Trees.</i> Oil on canvas. c. 1903. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>January Auction<br>January 23, 2021</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> GOULD, John. <i>A Monograph of the Macropodidae or Family of Kangaroos.</i> London: by the author, August 1st 1841-May 1st 1842. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> GOULD, John. <i>A Monograph of the Odontophorinae, or Partridges of America.</i> London: Richard and John E. Taylor for the Author, [1844]-1850. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> JANSSONIUS, Joannes. <i>Atlantis majoris quinta pars, orbem maritimum seu omnium marium…</i> Amsterdam: Joannes Janssonius, 1652. $50,000 to $80,000.
    <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>January Auction<br>January 23, 2021</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> DONCKER, Hendrik. <i>De Zee-Atlas ofte Water-Waereld, vertoonende alle de Zee-Kusten van het bekende deel des Aerd-Bodems.</i> Amsterdam: Henrick Doncker, [1658-1665]. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> BURR, David. <i>Map of the City and County of New York with the Adjacent Country.</i> Engraved map with original hand color. Ithaca, NY: Stone & Clark, 1839. $9,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> CURRIER, Nathaniel and IVES, James Merritt. <i>The City of New York.</i> Lithograph with original hand color. New York: Currier & Ives, 1884. $15,000 to $20,000.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Joseph F. Kernan, <i>College Football,</i> oil on canvas, <i>The Saturday Evening Post</i> cover, 1932. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Joseph C. Leyendecker, <i>Golfer Lighting a Cigarette,</i> oil on canvas, c.1920. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Howard Chandler Christy, <i>In the Field,</i> charcoal & watercolor, published in <i>Scribner’s,</i> 1902. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> N.C. Wyeth, <i>Standish Reading,</i> pen & ink, for <i>The Courtship of Miles Standish,</i> 1920. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Johnanna Stewart Mapes, <i>A Fairy Book,</i> conté crayon, for <i>St. Nicholas Magazine,</i> 1907. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Arnold Lobel, pen & ink, for <i>The Frog & Toad Coloring Book,</i> 1981. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Antonio Lopez, <i>Today’s Fashions,</i> study for <i>The New York Times,</i> 1981. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Charles Schulz, <i>“I’ll have to go back to the house…I forgot my rubbers…”</i> pen & ink, original 4-panel <i>Peanuts comic,</i> 1960. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Constantin Alajalov, <i>Family Tree,</i> watercolor and gouache, cover for <i>The New Yorker,</i> 1938. Estimate $3,000 to $4,000.

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Rare Book Hub: 21 Auctions Archived, another 29 Upcoming this Week

 For the week ended Friday, 8th January 2021, 21 auctions were archived to Rare Book Hub’s Transactions+ Database; 1 denominated in Danish kroners, 8 in euros, 1 in British pounds, and 11 in US dollars.

 

Turnover was $2,244,301 as 94% of all lots offered sold.  Four thousand three hundred and one were offered and 4,044 changed hands.  Stay safe.  Vaccines are on the way.

 

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

De Baecque and AssociesStamps and Postcards on January 6th: 138.72% 
Leslie Hindman AuctioneersChicago Collections on January 8th: 134.44% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on January 5th: 121.35% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on January 7th: 110.76% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 12/18 on December 30th: 105.80% 
Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 12/29 on January 5th: 100.95% 


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

Leslie Hindman AuctioneersChicago Collections on January 8th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 12/21 on January 3rd: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsUS Currency Weekly Online - Bidstart 12/29 on January 5th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsComics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online - bidstart 12/28 on January 4th: 99.87% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters Weekly - Bidstart 12/27 on January 3rd: 99.54% 
Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 12/29 on January 5th: 99.34% 
Alaska AuctionOnline Only Auction on January 6th: 98.25% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on January 5th: 95.29% 
University ArchivesRare Autographs, Manuscripts, and Books on January 6th: 93.82% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on January 2nd: 93.50% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 12/18 on December 30th: 90.00% 
De Baecque and AssociesStamps and Postcards on January 6th: 89.31% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on January 7th: 89.10% 
PBA GalleriesFine Literature - Science Fiction and Mystery on January 7th: 89.01% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - bidstart 12/18 on December 29th: 88.68% 
EldredsOnline Only: Winter Market on January 8th: 84.00% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - bidstart 12/18 on December 28th: 83.52% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 12/25 on January 1st: 82.86% 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. University Archives Einstein Among the Most Important Letters in Private Hands; His Manuscript On the Theory of Relativity, Hitler and the Nazi’s and an Incredible Statement on his own Modesty, In English 1 page Ready f on January 6th Actual price: USD $100,000.
  2. University Archives Adam Smith Rare 4 p. ALS On The Financial and Moral Responsibility of the Son of Royalty on January 6th Actual price: USD $50,000.
  3. University Archives George Washington Superb Letter Re: Battle of Yorktown Giving Thanks for "advantage obtained over the enemy, as it exhibits a noble proof of that ardor & spirit in the allied troops” on January 6th Actual price: USD $31,250.
  4. University Archives Einstein on Unified Field Theory, Space, Matter, and Motion - A Superb Letter Signed in Full on January 6th Actual price: USD $28,125.
  5. University Archives G. Washington Rare Commission For an Indian Fighter alongside W. H. Harrison, and Lewis and Clark in Legion of the United States. on January 6th Actual price: USD $21,250.
  6. University Archives George Washington Requests Three Months’ Pay as Colonel of Virginia Militia, 1754 Extremely Rare this Early on January 6th Actual price: USD $20,000.
  7. University Archives Great Jefferson Letter to His Cousin on Plantation Business on January 6th Actual price: USD $17,500.
  8. University Archives Einstein on his "Cult of Personality" Used to Further Jewish Causes on January 6th Actual price: USD $17,500.
  9. Heritage Auctions The Incredible Hulk #181 (Marvel, 1974) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white to white pages. on January 4th Actual price: USD $16,800.
  10. Heritage Auctions Fantastic Four #1 (Marvel, 1961) CGC VG 4.0 Off-white to white pages. on January 4th Actual price: USD $15,600.
  11. Heritage Auctions X-Men #1 (Marvel, 1963) CGC FN- 5.5 Cream to off-white pages. on January 4th Actual price: USD $12,600.
  12. University Archives Lee Harvey Oswald Among Finest Known On Trying to Return to the USA: "If I can get the government to drop charges … and get the Russians to let me out…" 3pg. ALS on January 6th Actual price: USD $12,500.
  13. University Archives James Watt ALS Discussing the Grain Millers Opposition to His Albion Mill—Signaling the Start of the Industrial Revolution on January 6th Actual price: USD $11,875.
  14. University Archives "Dallas Morning News" November 23, 1963 Front Page Newspaper Printing Plate! on January 6th Actual price: USD $11,875.
  15. Heritage Auctions The Amazing Spider-Man #1 (Marvel, 1963) CGC VG/FN 5.0 Cream to off-white pages. on January 4th Actual price: USD $10,800.
  16. Catawiki B. V. Biblia Sacra [in custom made cabinet] on December 26th Actual price: USD $10,669.
  17. Heritage Auctions 1948-49 Leaf Jackie Robinson #79 SGC Good 2. on January 3rd Actual price: USD $10,200.
  18. University Archives Babe Ruth, L. Gehrig, T. Cobb, H. Heilmann and more Signed HOF Ball! W. Spence LOA on January 6th Actual price: USD $10,000.
  19. University Archives JFK Assassination Lincoln Continental Hood Ornament Attributed to Have Been on the Presidential Limousine on January 6th Actual price: USD $10,000.
  20. De Baecque and Associes Collection in a large cardboard box about World War II with German and French letters... on January 6th Actual price: USD $8,923.
  21. University Archives James C. Maxwell Superb ALS on January 6th Actual price: USD $8,750.
  22. University Archives President Abraham Lincoln Signs Commission for Captain Wounded at Fredericksburg on January 6th Actual price: USD $8,750.
  23. Heritage Auctions 1948 Leaf Jackie Robinson #79 SGC Fair 1.5. on January 3rd Actual price: USD $7,500.
  24. University Archives Charles Darwin Superb Letter About Mentor Charles Lyell on January 6th Actual price: USD $7,500.
  25. University Archives Huge Lock of Napoleon's Hair Collected Around 1819, Over 50 Strands! on January 6th Actual price: USD $7,500.



21 total sales reported this week:

Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago Collections on January 8th: 100.00%
Eldreds. Online Only: Winter Market on January 8th: 84.00%
University Archives. Rare Autographs, Manuscripts, and Books on January 6th: 93.82%
PBA Galleries. Fine Literature - Science Fiction and Mystery on January 7th: 89.01%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on January 7th: 89.10%
Alaska Auction. Online Only Auction on January 6th: 98.25%
De Baecque and Associes. Stamps and Postcards on January 6th: 89.31%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on January 5th: 95.29%
Heritage Auctions. US Currency Weekly Online - Bidstart 12/29 on January 5th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. World Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 12/29 on January 5th: 99.34%
Heritage Auctions. Comics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online - bidstart 12/28 on January 4th: 99.87%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 12/25 on January 1st: 82.86%
Catawiki B. V.. Cartography - Bidstart 12/25 on January 1st: 47.69%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 12/18 on December 30th: 90.00%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - bidstart 12/18 on December 29th: 88.68%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - bidstart 12/18 on December 28th: 83.52%
Catawiki B. V.. Autographs and Manuscripts - bidstart 12/18 on December 27th: 79.49%
Catawiki B. V.. Art and Photography - bidstart 12/18 on December 26th: 46.51%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters Weekly - Bidstart 12/27 on January 3rd: 99.54%
Heritage Auctions. Sports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 12/21 on January 3rd: 100.00%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on January 2nd: 93.50%


For the week ahead 29 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jan. 11th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 81 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - bidstart 1/1. 80 lots

Tue. Jan. 12th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. US Currency Weekly Online - Bidstart 1/5. 836 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. World Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 1/5. 221 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - bidstart 1/1. 30 lots
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Chadds Ford, PA . Eclectic Variety - bidstart 1/7. 58 lots

Wed. Jan. 13th
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autographs and Artifacts: Featuring Social Activists - bidstart 12/18. 835 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Photographs Monthly Online. 104 lots
Litchfield County Auctions. Litchfield. Winter Discovery Auction. 24 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 1/1. 99 lots

Thu. Jan. 14th
Artcurial. Paris. The World of Herge, Tintin's Creator. 107 lots
Artcurial. Paris. Comic Strips. 135 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Art & illustration - Americana - Books in All Fields - Timed Online Auction - bidstart 1/4. 433 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics and Comic Art. 1132 lots
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Lakeville. Rare Books, Maps and Prints - bistart 1/7. 261 lots
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. Books by Unit and in Lots. 59 lots
Mirabaud-Mercier Auctioneers. PARIS . L'Epogue Regine. 46 lots

Fri. Jan. 15th
Bruneau & Co. . Cranston. DiscoverIT - Comic and Toy.
Brunk Auctions. Asheville, NC . Asian and Emporium Auction. 90 lots
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Furniture and Fine Art. 29 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 1/8. 112 lots

Sat. Jan. 16th
Christian Hesse Auktionen. Hamburg. Books, Modern Art and Autographs - including The Book Collection of the Barbara Achilles Foundation. 1054 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 200 lots

Sun. Jan. 17th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online - bidstart 1/10.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 1/3. 221 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters Weekly - Bidstart 1/10.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. The Robert Laub Blue Collar Collection of Fractional Currency Special Online Auction. 388 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Autographs and Manuscripts - bidstart 1/8. 39 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books - bidstart 1/8. 25 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <center><b>Il Ponte Casa d'Aste<br>Books and Manuscripts<br>26 January 2021</b>
    <center><b>Il Ponte Casa d'Aste<br>Books and Manuscripts<br>26 January 2021</b>
    <center><b>Il Ponte Casa d'Aste<br>Books and Manuscripts<br>26 January 2021</b>
  • <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>and Works on Paper<br>28 January 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Schedel (Hartmann). <i>Liber Chronicarum,</i> first edition, Nuremberg, Anton Koberger for Sebald Schreyer and Sebastian Kammermeister, 1493. £30,000 to £50,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> [Greek Orthodox Church].- <i>Menaion,</i> manuscript in Greek, on paper, in Greek letters, [Eastern Mediterranean], [c. 1400]. £5,000 to £7,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> American Revolution.- Loyalist's cow powder horn, engraved with the cypher "GR" for George III surmounted by a crown, an inscription, and on reverse an engraving of the "North River" [Hudson River], 1777. £5,000 to £7,000.
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>and Works on Paper<br>28 January 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Illuminated prayer book.- <i>Maria Carcer y Trigueros... Santa Misa y Oraciones,</i> illuminated manuscript in Spanish, on paper, [c. 1850]. £5,000 to £7,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Hardy (Thomas). <i>The Mayor of Casterbridge,</i> 2 vol., first edition in book form, original cloth, 1886. £2,000 to £3,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> [Austen (Jane)]. <i>Emma: A Novel,</i> first edition, Printed for John Murray, 1816. £7,000 to £10,000.
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>and Works on Paper<br>28 January 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Brontë (Charlotte). <i>Jane Eyre. An Autobiography,</i> 3 vol., first edition, Smith, Elder and Co., 1847. £10,000 to £15,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Cruikshank (George). <i>The Road to the Derby,</i> one of two proof copies, Raphael Tuck & Sons, 1882. £600 to £800.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Meunier (Charles, binder).- Gruel (Leon). <i>Manuel Historique et Bibliographique de l'Amateur de Reliures,</i> 2 vol., Paris, 1887.-1905. £3,000 to £4,000.
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>and Works on Paper<br>28 January 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Burne-Jones (Sir Edward). <i>The Work of Edward Burne-Jones,</i> edited by Philip Burne-Jones, one of 200 copies, [c.1900]. £4,000 to £6,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Nazraeli Press.- <i>Six by Six,</i> 36 vol. [a complete set], one of 100 sets, each with signed photograph, Portland, Or., 2010-16. £10,000 to £15,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Australasia.- Péron (Francois) and Freycinet. <i>Voyage de Découvertes aux Terres Australes,</i> 5 vol. including Atlas, second edition, Paris, 1824. £6,000 to £8,000.