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Rare Book Hub: 35 Auctions Archived, another 40 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Friday, 19th February 2021, 35 auctions were archived to Rare Book Hub’s Transactions+ Database; 1 denominated in Australian dollars, 1 in Danish krone, 9 in euros, 3 in British pounds, and 21 in US dollars.

 

Turnover was $6,027,019 as 87% of all lots offered sold.  Ten thousand one-hundred-eighty-eight lots were offered and 8,903 changed hands.  The market continues to be strong.

 

1 auction saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars:

Rago Arts and AuctionsPrints and Multiples on February 17th: $1,192,757

 


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

Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - bidstart 1/29 on February 8th: 782.23%
SothebysUnwrapped, Part II: The Hidden World of Christo and Jeanne-Claude - bidstart 2/8 on February 18th: 251.44%
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 1/29 on February 10th: 198.02%
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps, Prints & Ephemera, Military Books, General Stock on February 17th: 170.61%
Keys Fine Arts AuctioneersPictures and Prints on February 19th: 168.36%
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Modern Literature, Private Press and Illustrated Books on February 18th: 156.60%
FreemansBooks and Manuscripts on February 18th: 152.09%
Garth's Auctioneers and AppraisersEclectic Variety Eclectic Auction TIMED, ONLINE ONLY - bidstart 2/4 on February 14th: 113.90%
Bruun RasmussenPrints on February 16th: 105.76%
Il PonteInterior Decoration|...| Books on February 16th: 102.44%
Cowans AuctionsAfrican Americana on February 18th: 100.52%


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

Heritage AuctionsSports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 1/31 on February 14th: 100.00%
Leland Little AuctionsThe Presidents' Week Auction on February 19th: 100.00%
Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 2/9 on February 16th: 100.00%
SothebysUnwrapped, Part II: The Hidden World of Christo and Jeanne-Claude - bidstart 2/8 on February 18th: 100.00%
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - bidstart 1/29 on February 8th: 100.00%
William H. Bunch Auctions and AppraisalsOnline Only: Eclectic Variety on February 16th: 100.00%
Garth's Auctioneers and AppraisersEclectic Variety Eclectic Auction TIMED, ONLINE ONLY - bidstart 2/4 on February 14th: 100.00%
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters Weekly - Bidstart 2/7 on February 14th: 99.81%
Heritage AuctionsUS Currency Weekly Online - Bidstart 2/9 on February 16th: 99.42%
Heritage AuctionsComics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online - bidstart 2/7 on February 15th: 99.39%
Old World AuctionsMaps and Atlases - Internet bidstart 1/27 on February 10th: 99.22%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on February 13th: 98.00%
Il PonteInterior Decoration|...| Books on February 16th: 95.65%
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 1/29 on February 10th: 95.62%
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Modern Literature, Private Press and Illustrated Books on February 18th: 94.12%
Brunk AuctionsPremier and Emporium Auctions on February 13th: 92.86%
Purcell AuctioneersIrish Interest Books and Ephemera on February 17th: 92.62%
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps, Prints & Ephemera, Military Books, General Stock on February 17th: 91.71%
Rago Arts and AuctionsPrints and Multiples on February 17th: 90.91%
Keys Fine Arts AuctioneersPictures and Prints on February 19th: 90.00%
Holabird Kagin AmericanaThe Sweetheart Express Auction - Day 5 on February 15th: 89.08%
FreemansBooks and Manuscripts on February 18th: 88.55%
Bruun RasmussenPrints on February 16th: 86.67%
Holabird Kagin AmericanaThe Sweetheart Express Auction - Day 4 on February 14th: 86.29%
Catawiki B. V.Autographs and Manuscripts - bidstart 1/29 on February 7th: 84.62%
Cowans AuctionsAfrican Americana on February 18th: 83.70%
RR AuctionPresidential Auction on February 18th: 83.22%
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 2/5 on February 12th: 82.30%

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Freemans Les voyages du sieur de Champlain xaintongeois, capitaine ordinaire pour le Roy, en la marine. Divisez en deux livres. ou, journal tres-fidele des observations faites es descouuertures de la nouuelle France... on February 18th Actual price: USD $201,600.
  2. RR Auction Abraham Lincoln Signed Photograph on February 18th Actual price: USD $135,473.
  3. RR Auction John F. Kennedy's Harvard Sweater on February 18th Actual price: USD $85,266.
  4. Cowans Auctions An archive of materials mostly related to abolitionist George H. Hoyt's work as an attorney for John Brown, on February 18th Actual price: USD $43,750.
  5. Rago Arts and Auctions Dutch Iris on February 17th Actual price: USD $40,000.
  6. Rago Arts and Auctions Sunflower V on February 17th Actual price: USD $37,500.
  7. Kestenbaum and Company (Admor of Ratzfert, 1862-1944). Autograph Letter Signed, written in Hebrew on letterhead, to Chaim Fleischman. on February 18th Actual price: USD $37,500.
  8. Swann Galleries LA MAISON MODERNE. 1900. on February 18th Actual price: USD $37,500.
  9. RR Auction George Washington Autograph Letter Signed on February 18th Actual price: USD $34,031.
  10. RR Auction Thomas Jefferson Autograph Letter Signed on February 18th Actual price: USD $30,626.
  11. PBA Galleries Nicholas Machiavel's Prince. Also, The life of Castruccio Castracani of Lucca. And the meanes Duke Valentine us'd to put to death Vitellozzo Vitelli, Oliverotto of Fermo Paul, and the Duke of Gravina. Translated out of Italian into English; by E[dward] D[ on February 18th Actual price: USD $30,000.
  12. RR Auction Andrew Johnson Document Signed on February 18th Actual price: USD $28,539.
  13. Rago Arts and Auctions Lost Time on February 17th Actual price: USD $27,500.
  14. Rago Arts and Auctions Monica Nude with Cezanne from Portfolio 90 on February 17th Actual price: USD $26,000.
  15. RR Auction George Washington Signed Lottery Ticket on February 18th Actual price: USD $25,713.
  16. RR Auction Abraham Lincoln Large Lock of Hair on February 18th Actual price: USD $25,000.
  17. PBA Galleries Fourteen Hundred and 91 Days in the Confederate Army: A Journal Kept by W. W. Heartsill. For Four Years, One Month, and One Day, or Camp Life; Day-by-Day, of the W. P. Lane Rangers. From April 19th, 1861, to May 20th, 1865 on February 18th Actual price: USD $24,000.
  18. Kestenbaum and Company (Foremost Posek, 1761-1837). Autograph Manuscript Signed, written in Hebrew. on February 18th Actual price: USD $23,750.
  19. RR Auction Ronald Reagan Autograph Letter Signed on February 18th Actual price: USD $23,716.
  20. Old World Auctions A Plan of Boston, and Its Environs. Shewing the True Situation of His Majesty's Army. And Also Those of the Rebels. Drawn by an Engineer at Boston. Octr. 1775, 1776 on February 10th Actual price: USD $23,575.
  21. PBA Galleries The Lord of the Rings trilogy on February 18th Actual price: USD $22,800.
  22. PBA Galleries The Wonders of the Invisible World: Being an account of the tryals of several vvitches, lately excuted [sic] in New-England: and of several remarkable curiosities therein occurring... on February 18th Actual price: USD $21,600.
  23. Brunk Auctions Titanic Plan of First Class Accommodation deck plans for White Star Line's New Triple Screw, R.M.S. "TITANIC", flanked by photographs of interior quarters on February 13th Actual price: USD $21,420.
  24. Rago Arts and Auctions Blonde Vivienne on February 17th Actual price: USD $21,250.
  25. Heritage Auctions Amazing Fantasy #15 (Marvel, 1962) CGC Apparent VG 4.0 Slight/Moderate (C-2) Off-white to white pages. on February 15th Actual price: USD $19,200.


35 total sales reported this week:

Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Pictures and Prints on February 19th: 90.00%
Leland Little Auctions. The Presidents' Week Auction on February 19th: 100.00%
Swann Galleries. Vintage Posters on February 18th: 75.29%
RR Auction. Presidential Auction on February 18th: 83.22%
Sothebys. Unwrapped, Part II: The Hidden World of Christo and Jeanne-Claude - bidstart 2/8 on February 18th: 100.00%
PBA Galleries. PBA Platinum - Rare Books, Manuscripts & Art on February 18th: 77.48%
Kestenbaum and Company. FINE JUDAICA: RARE PRINTED BOOKS, MANUSCRIPTS, AUTOGRAPH LETTERS & GRAPHIC ARTS on February 18th: 69.32%
Freemans. Books and Manuscripts on February 18th: 88.55%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Modern Literature, Private Press and Illustrated Books on February 18th: 94.12%
Cowans Auctions. African Americana on February 18th: 83.70%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Printed Books, Maps, Prints & Ephemera, Military Books, General Stock on February 17th: 91.71%
Heritage Auctions. US Currency Weekly Online - Bidstart 2/9 on February 16th: 99.42%
Old World Auctions. Maps and Atlases - Internet bidstart 1/27 on February 10th: 99.22%
Rago Arts and Auctions. Prints and Multiples on February 17th: 90.91%
Purcell Auctioneers. Irish Interest Books and Ephemera on February 17th: 92.62%
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Online Only: Eclectic Variety on February 16th: 100.00%
Il Ponte. Interior Decoration|...| Books on February 16th: 95.65%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on February 16th: 86.67%
Heritage Auctions. World Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 2/9 on February 16th: 100.00%
Vermot de Pas. History and Regions of France: Manuscripts, Placards, Archives on February 15th: 31.69%
Holabird Kagin Americana. The Sweetheart Express Auction - Day 5 on February 15th: 89.08%
Heritage Auctions. Comics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online - bidstart 2/7 on February 15th: 99.39%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters Weekly - Bidstart 2/7 on February 14th: 99.81%
Garth's Auctioneers and Appraisers. Eclectic Variety Eclectic Auction TIMED, ONLINE ONLY - bidstart 2/4 on February 14th: 100.00%
Sydney Rare Book Auctions. More Idriess, Australiana, manuscripts, historic documents, maps, photography and art on February 13th: 72.97%
Holabird Kagin Americana. The Sweetheart Express Auction - Day 4 on February 14th: 86.29%
Holabird Kagin Americana. The Sweetheart Express Auction - Day 3 on February 13th: 78.33%
Brunk Auctions. Premier and Emporium Auctions on February 13th: 92.86%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 2/5 on February 12th: 82.30%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 1/29 on February 10th: 95.62%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - bidstart 1/29 on February 9th: 74.55%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - bidstart 1/29 on February 8th: 100.00%
Catawiki B. V.. Autographs and Manuscripts - bidstart 1/29 on February 7th: 84.62%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on February 13th: 98.00%
Heritage Auctions. Sports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 1/31 on February 14th: 100.00%

 


For the week ahead 40 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Feb. 22nd
Bonhams. New York. Geometric Abstractions / Prints and Multiples. 141 lots
Ader. PARIS. Online Photography and Art Catalogs Books - bidstart 2/15. 277 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - bidstart 2/12. 62 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 154 lots

Tue. Feb. 23rd
Bonhams. London. The Gentleman's Library Sale. 13 lots
Stephan Welz & Co.. Constantia. CAPE TOWN | FINE & DECORATIVE ART, BOOKS & MAPS, CARPETS, FURNITURE, SILVERWARE, JEWELLERY, WATCHES. 75 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. US Currency Weekly Online - Bidstart 2/16. 544 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. World Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 2/16. 163 lots
Morton Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Antiquarian and Contemporary Books. 250 lots
Litchfield County Auctions. Litchfield. Winter Antiques Sale. 10 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - bidstart 2/12. 33 lots
Vermot de Pas. Paris. NASA Photographs. 207 lots

Wed. Feb. 24th
Lyon and Turnbull. Edinburgh. Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Photographs. 443 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Photographs Monthly Online. 116 lots
Bonhams. New York. Highlights from the Medical Library of the late James Tait Goodrich, Part II - bidstart 2/16. 215 lots
Hake's Auctions. York. Americana and Collectibles. 1522 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 2/12. 149 lots
Potomack Company. Alexandria. February Cornucopia. 26 lots

Thu. Feb. 25th
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Comics - Timed, Online - bidstart 2/15. 417 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Fine Books and Autographs. 269 lots
Bonhams. London. British. Cool.. 212 lots
Bruneau & Co. . Cranston. February Fine Arts and Antiques - Online Only. 37 lots
Chiswick Auctions. London. The Delighted Eye Part II: Works from the Collection of Allen and Beryl Freer. 142 lots
Skinner. Marlborough. Irresistible. Unreserved. Bidstart 2/16. 43 lots
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Hudson. Thursday Morning @ Stair. 21 lots

Fri. Feb. 26th
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. American Historical Ephemera & Photography, Including African Americana: Online Only. 320 lots
Thomaston Place Auction Galleries. Thomaston. Temptations. 79 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Cartography - Bidstart 2/19. 65 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 2/19. 89 lots

Sat. Feb. 27th
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. Select Secrets - Rare and Important Magicana. 83 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 200 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Winter Platinum Night Sports Auction. 1066 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Americana & Political Signature Auction. 179 lots
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Lee's Summit . Railroad Ephemera - Day 1. 57 lots

Sun. Feb. 28th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online - bidstart 2/21.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters Weekly - Bidstart 2/21.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 2/14. 208 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. A Western Gentleman's Stocks and Bonds Special Online Auction. 267 lots
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Lee's Summit . Railroad Ephemera - Day 2. 195 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Autographs and Manuscripts - bidstart 2/19. 39 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

 

  • <center><b>The Collectors’ Sale<br>March 3, 2021</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Mar. 3:</b> Verlag, Luzern, Publishers: <i>The Book of Kells,</i> the most precious illuminated manuscript of the early Middle Ages, now reproduced, the FIRST AND ONLY COMPLETE FINE ART FACSIMILE EDITION. €5,000 to €6,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Mar. 3:</b> Rowling (J.K.) <i>Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone,</i> 8vo, L. (Bloomsbury) 1997, First Deluxe Edn., Signed by the Author on title page. €4,000 to €5,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Mar. 3:</b> Gilbert (John T.) Account of Facsimiles of National Manuscripts of Ireland, from the earliest extant specimens to A.D. 719. €2,000 to €3,000.
    <center><b>The Collectors’ Sale<br>March 3, 2021</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Mar. 3:</b> <i>The Georgian Society Records of Eighteenth-Century Domestic Architecture in Dublin [-Ireland],</i> 5 vols. lg. 4to D. 1909 - 1913. Limited Editions. €1,500 to €2,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Mar. 3:</b> Yeats (W.B.) <i>The Poems of W.B. Yeats,</i> 2 vols., roy 8vo, L. (MacMillan & Co.) 1949, Limited Edn., No. 185 (of 375 copies). Signed. €1,500 to €2,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Mar. 3:</b> Crone (John S.)ed. <i>The Irish Book Lover, A Monthly Review of Irish Literature and Bibliography.</i> Vol. I No 1 August 1909 - Vol. XXXII No. 6, September 1957. €1,250 to €2,000.
    <center><b>The Collectors’ Sale<br>March 3, 2021</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Mar. 3:</b> Yeats (John Butler) <i>An original self-portrait Sketch,</i> Signed and dated April 1919, N[ew] York. €1,200 to €1,500.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Mar. 3:</b> Photograph Album. Entitled ''A Souvenir of the Visit to Jeypore Samasthanam of His Excellency the Right Hon'ble Viscount Goschen of Hawkhurst… 14th December 1927''. €1,000 to €1,500.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Mar. 3:</b> Pistolesi (Erasmo) <i>Il Vaticano,</i> 8vols. large atlas, folio Rome (Tipografia della Societa..) 1829. €500 to €600.
    <center><b>The Collectors’ Sale<br>March 3, 2021</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Mar. 3:</b> Chagall (Marc)illus., Legmarie (Jean) comp., <i>The Jerusalem Windows,</i> folio N.Y. (George Braziller) 1962. €400 to €500.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Mar. 3:</b> Bullitt (Thos. W.) <i>My Life at Oxmoor,</i> Life on a Farm in Kentucky before the War. Roy 8vo Louisville, Kentucky, 1911. Privately Printed No. 86 of 100 Copies Only. €300 to €400.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Mar. 3:</b> Popish Plot: Oates (Titus) <i>The Popes Whore House or The Merchandise of The Whore of Rome,</i> folio L. 1679. First Edn. €100 to €150.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 25:</b> Frederick Douglass, ALS recruiting help for his paper after schism with Garrison, Rochester, 1851. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 25:</b> James Dean, photograph by Sanford H. Roth, signed & inscribed by Dean. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 25:</b> Richard Wagner, ALS requesting confirmation that the Grand Duke received his letter, 1863. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 25:</b> Benjamin Rush, ALS, doctor’s note for a Revolutionary soldier, 1780. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 25:</b> Lord Byron, ALS to Cambridge classmate, “your friendship is of more account to me than all these absurd vanities,” c. 1812. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 25:</b> Ernest Hemingway, <i>Three Stories & Ten Poems,</i> first edition of the author’s first book, Paris, 1923. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 25:</b> Ralph Ellison, <i>Invisible Man,</i> first English edition of the author’s first novel, signed, London, 1953. $1,800 to $2,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 25:</b> Margery Lawrence, <i>The Madonna of Seven Moons,</i> first edition in unrestored dust jacket, Indianapolis, 1933. $800 to $1,200.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 25:</b> Joseph Albers, <i>Interaction of Color,</i> 80 color screenprints, Yale University Press, New Haven & London, 1963. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 25:</b> Albert Einstein, autograph manuscript, unsigned, likely a draft discarded while working toward a unified field theory. $10,000 to $20,000.
  • <b><center>Hindman Auctions<br>Literature from a Private New Orleans Collection<br>March 19, 2021</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Mar. 19:</b> STEINBECK, John (1902-1968). <i>The Pastures of Heaven.</i> New York: Brewer, Warren & Putnam, 1932. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Mar. 19:</b> FITZGERALD, F. Scott (1896-1940). <i>Tender is the Night.</i> New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1934. $6,000 to $8,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Mar. 19:</b> STOKER, Bram (1847-1912). <i>Dracula.</i> Westminster: Archibald Constable and Company, 1897. $5,000 to $7,000.
    <b><center>Hindman Auctions<br>Literature from a Private New Orleans Collection<br>March 19, 2021</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Mar. 19:</b> GOLDING, William (1911-1993). <i>Lord of the Flies.</i> London: Faber and Faber, 1954. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Mar. 19:</b> SALINGER, J. D. (1919-2010). The Catcher in the Rye. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1951. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Mar. 19:</b> HEMINGWAY, Ernest (1899-1961). <i>The Torrents of Spring.</i> New York: Scribner's, 1926. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b><center>Hindman Auctions<br>Literature from a Private New Orleans Collection<br>March 19, 2021</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Mar. 19:</b> HUXLEY, Aldous (1894-1963). <i>Brave New World.</i> London: Chatto & Windus, 1932. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Mar. 19:</b> WELLS, H.G. <i>The Time Machine, an Invention.</i> New York: Henry Holt, 1895. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Mar. 19:</b> DAHL, Roald (1916-1990). <i>Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.</i> New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1964. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b><center>Hindman Auctions<br>Literature from a Private New Orleans Collection<br>March 19, 2021</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Mar. 19:</b> HERBERT, Frank (1920-1986). Dune. Philadelphia: Chilton Books, 1965. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Mar. 19:</b> KESEY, Ken (1935-2001). <i>One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.</i> New York: The Viking Press, 1962. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Mar. 19:</b> VONNEGUT, Kurt, Jr. (1922-2007). <i>Slaughterhouse-Five or The Children's Crusade.</i> New York: Seymour Lawrence Delacorte Press, 1969. $2,000 to $3,000.