• <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> CLEMENS, SAMUEL L. <i>The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain.</i> Hartford: The American Publishing Company, 1876. $14,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> BATEMAN, JAMES. <i>The Orchidaceae of Mexico and Guatemala.</i> London: J. Ridgway & Sons for the author, [1837]-1843. $60,000 to $80,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> WHITMAN, WALT. <i>Leaves of Grass.</i> Brooklyn: [For the author by Andrew and James Rome,] 1855. $150,000 to $200,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> LEE, HARPER. Three “Seckatary Hawkins”-related books inscribed and signed by Harper Lee. $60,000 to $80,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> POE, EDGAR ALLAN. <i>The Raven.</i> New York: Wiley and Putnam, 1845. $120,000 to $180,000.
  • <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> <i>The Birds of America; from Original Drawings by John James Audubon</i> $6,000,000 to $8,000,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> <i>The Birds of America; from Original Drawings by John James Audubon</i> $6,000,000 to $8,000,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> <i>The Birds of America; from Original Drawings by John James Audubon</i> $6,000,000 to $8,000,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> <i>The Birds of America; from Original Drawings by John James Audubon</i> $6,000,000 to $8,000,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> <i>The Birds of America; from Original Drawings by John James Audubon</i> $6,000,000 to $8,000,000.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Currier & Ives, <i>The Mississippi in Time of Peace,</i> hand-colored lithograph, 1865. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Hartmann Schedel, <i>Liber Cronicarum...,</i> Nuremberg, 1493. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Claudius Ptolemaeus, <i>Geographicae Enarrationis Libri Octo,</i> Lyons, 1535. $20,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Thomas Jefferys, <i>The American Atlas,</i> London, 1776-77. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> John Speed, <i>A Prospect of the Most Famous Parts of the World,</i> 20 miniature maps, London, 1665. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> <i>Biblia Das ist: Die Gantze Heilige Schrifft Durch D. Martin Luther Verteutscht,</i> illustrated cartographic Bible, Basel, 1665. $1,500 to $2,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Early Hawaiian-language school geography, Lahainaluna Seminary, 1840. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Cornelis de Jode, <i>Africae Vera Forma, et Situs,</i> Antwerp, 1593. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Maria Vincenzo Coronelli, <i>America Settentrionale Colle Nuove Scoperte Sin All Anno,</i> Venice, 1688. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Johann Christoph Volkamer, <i>Nürnbergische Hesperides,</i> Nuremberg, 1708-1714. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Johann Bayer, <i>Uranometria, Omnium Asterismorum Continens Schemata...,</i> 51 celestial charts, c. 1603. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Manuscript map of Commodore Perry’s Black Ship squadron at Edo Bay, with manuscript sketchbook, ink & watercolor, Japan, c. 1853. $2,500 to $3,500.
  • <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Churchill (Winston) & Others. 1944 Commonwealth Prime Ministers’ Conference, 27 April 1944. £8,000 to £12,000.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Joyce (James). <i>Ulysses.</i> First English edition, 1922. £800 to £1,200.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Belzoni (Giovanni Battista). <i>Plates Illustrated of the Researches and Operations...in Egypt and Nubia,</i> FIRST EDITION, 1821-1822. £14,375 inc Buyers Premium.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Astor (John Jacob). A collection of rare letters, 9 January 1812- 4 September 1837. £26,000 inc Buyers Premium.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Rowling (J.K.) <i>Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone,</i> FIRST EDITION, first issue, 1997. £27,500 inc Buyers Premium.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Royal Family. Photograph of Queen Elizabeth, George VI, Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret, signed, 1946. £3,640 inc Buyers Premium.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Collodi (Carlo). <i>Le avventure di Pinocchio. Storia di un burattino,</i> FIRST EDITION, 1883. £8,401 inc Buyers Premium.

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Weekly Auction Update: 42 Auctions Archived, 47 more Upcoming

For the week ended Saturday 11 May 2019 42 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 7 denominated in euros, 5 in British pounds, 29 in US dollars, and 1 in South African Rands.  Turnover was $17,650,215 as 13,701 lots were offered and 9,828 lots sold for a 72% success rate.

 

4 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

SothebysPrints and Multiples on April 29th: $7,653,750 
Swann GalleriesOld Master Through Modern Prints on May 2nd: $1,725,681 
BonhamsPrints and Multiples on May 7th: $1,095,025 
Heritage AuctionsAmericana and Political on May 5th: $1,073,351 


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

Keys Fine Arts AuctioneersAntiques and Interiors - Day 2 - Prints on May 1st: 169.20% 
Keys Fine Arts AuctioneersPrints on April 30th: 145.54% 
Burgersdijk and NiermansBooks on May 8th: 125.09% 
Heritage AuctionsAmericana and Political on May 5th: 109.71% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on April 23rd: 104.10% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on May 7th: 100.19% 


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

Keys Fine Arts AuctioneersEast Anglian Sale - etchings on April 26th: 100.00% 
National Book AuctionsAelian, Ohio, Americana, Atlases, Collecting, Antique, etc. on May 5th: 100.00% 
Leland Little AuctionsMay Gallery Auction - Prints, Books, Photographs on May 4th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 4/28 on May 5th: 99.64% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 4/7 on May 5th: 99.49% 
National Book AuctionsWest, Espy, Civil War, Antique, Americana, etc. on April 21st: 99.13% 
Heritage AuctionsWeekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 4/30 on May 7th: 98.90% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 4/30 on May 7th: 97.83% 
Potter and Potter AuctionsThe Magic Collection of Ray Goulet - Books, cards, posters on April 27th: 97.44% 
Heritage AuctionsAmericana and Political on May 5th: 94.43% 
Grogan and CompanySpring Auction - Books and Prints on May 5th: 93.55% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on May 4th: 93.33% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 4/28 on May 5th: 92.80% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on April 23rd: 90.83% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on May 7th: 89.47% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on April 30th: 88.89% 
FreemansModern and Contemporary Art - Prints and Photographs on May 8th: 86.44% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on April 27th: 86.31% 
SothebysPrints and Multiples on April 29th: 84.48% 
Burgersdijk and NiermansBooks on May 8th: 83.11% 
Rago Arts and AuctionsAmerican and European Fine Art - Prints on May 4th: 82.69% 
Leslie Hindman AuctioneersFine Books and Manuscripts on May 1st: 82.11% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys CAMPBELL'S SOUP I (F. & S. II.44-53) on April 29th Actual price: USD $980,000.
  2. Sothebys JAZZ (DUTHUIT BOOKS 22 BIS) on April 29th Actual price: USD $860,000.
  3. Sothebys CAMPBELL'S SOUP II (F. & S. II.54 - 63) on April 29th Actual price: USD $620,000.
  4. Sothebys LITHO #1 (WAVES #1) (GRAHAM 2) on April 29th Actual price: USD $500,000.
  5. Sothebys UNTITLED (SCHELLMANN 157 - 166) on April 29th Actual price: USD $400,000.
  6. Sothebys QUEEN ELIZABETH II OF THE UNITED KINGDOM (F. & S. II.334 - 337) on April 29th Actual price: USD $400,000.
  7. Sothebys MOONWALK (F. & S. II.404 - 405) on April 29th Actual price: USD $312,500.
  8. Sothebys CAMOUFLAGE (F. & S. II.406 - 413) on April 29th Actual price: USD $275,000.
  9. Sothebys LA CLOWNESSE ASSISE (MADEMOISELLE CHA-U-KA-O) (DELTEIL 180; ADRIANI 172; WITTROCK 156) on April 29th Actual price: USD $200,000.
  10. Heritage Auctions Zachary Taylor: Only Known Example Campaign Banner for the 1848 Whig Candidate and 12th President. on May 5th Actual price: USD $200,000.
  11. Sothebys MOONWALK (SEE F. & S. IIB.404-405) on April 29th Actual price: USD $187,500.
  12. Sothebys MOONWALK (SEE F. & S. IIB.404-405) on April 29th Actual price: USD $187,500.
  13. Sothebys CHANEL (F. & S. II.354) on April 29th Actual price: USD $187,500.
  14. Sothebys GATEWAY SCREEN (HARRISON 154.7) on April 29th Actual price: USD $175,000.
  15. Sothebys REFLECTIONS ON GIRL (C. 245) on April 29th Actual price: USD $162,500.
  16. Sothebys SP (DANILOWITZ 175) on April 29th Actual price: USD $162,500.
  17. Sothebys MARILYN MONROE (MARILYN) (F. & S. II.22) on April 29th Actual price: USD $150,000.
  18. Sothebys REVERIE (C. 38) on April 29th Actual price: USD $125,000.
  19. Sothebys REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE (JAMES DEAN) (F. & S. II.355) on April 29th Actual price: USD $125,000.
  20. PBA Galleries The Taber Photographic Album of Principal Business Houses, Residences and Persons (cover title) on May 2nd Actual price: USD $120,000.
  21. Sothebys RAILROAD CROSSING (L. 103; Z. 23) on April 29th Actual price: USD $112,500.
  22. Freemans GRACE KELLY on May 8th Actual price: USD $106,250.
  23. Sothebys ANNIVERSARY DONALD DUCK (F. & S. II.360) on April 29th Actual price: USD $100,000.
  24. Heritage Auctions James Butler "Wild Bill" Hickok: Perhaps the Most Important Known Autograph Letter Signed from this Old West Legend. on May 5th Actual price: USD $100,000.
  25. Sothebys LIZ (F. & S. II.7) on April 29th Actual price: USD $87,500.



42 total sales reported this week:

National Book Auctions. West, Espy, Civil War, Antique, Americana, etc. on April 21st: 99.13%
National Book Auctions. Aelian, Ohio, Americana, Atlases, Collecting, Antique, etc. on May 5th: 100.00%
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. Rare Books on May 4th: 53.56%
Burgersdijk and Niermans. Books on May 8th: 83.11%
Old World Auctions. Maps and Atlases - Internet bidstart 4/3 on April 17th: 70.44%
Grogan and Company. Spring Auction - Books and Prints on May 5th: 93.55%
RR Auction. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Featuring John F. Kennedy - Internet bidstart 4/19 on May 8th: 56.34%
Freemans. Modern and Contemporary Art - Prints and Photographs on May 8th: 86.44%
Winter Associates. Prints on May 6th: 70.00%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on May 7th: 89.47%
Leland Little Auctions. May Gallery Auction - Prints, Books, Photographs on May 4th: 100.00%
Stephan Welz & Co.. JOHANNESBURG | FINE ART & DESIGN AUCTION - Prints on April 30th: 21.95%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. The Fine Sale - Prints on April 28th: 78.26%
Grays Auctioneers. Fine Art - Prints on April 24th: 66.67%
Pierre Berge and Associes. Prints and Photographs on April 25th: 63.64%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on April 30th: 88.89%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on April 23rd: 90.83%
ALDE. Guy Bigorie Library on April 25th: 54.00%
Potter and Potter Auctions. The Magic Collection of Ray Goulet - Books, cards, posters on April 27th: 97.44%
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Fine Books and Manuscripts on May 1st: 82.11%
PBA Galleries. Rare Americana - Including California and the West on May 2nd: 69.67%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Antiques and Interiors - Day 2 - Prints on May 1st: 62.50%
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Books - Internet Bidstart 4/18 on April 25th: 38.41%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. East Anglian Sale - etchings on April 26th: 100.00%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Prints on April 30th: 75.00%
Eldreds. Spring Asian Art Auction - Prints on May 3rd: 70.99%
Bonhams. Prints and Multiples on May 7th: 75.00%
Swann Galleries. Old Master Through Modern Prints on May 2nd: 66.89%
Bonhams. Prints and Multiples on May 2nd: 69.54%
Bonhams. The Sporting Sale on May 1st: 61.54%
Sothebys. Prints and Multiples on April 29th: 84.48%
Potomack Company. Japanese Print Collection: Estate of Frances & Philip H. Bradley on April 17th: 75.28%
Rago Arts and Auctions. American and European Fine Art - Prints on May 4th: 82.69%
Rago Arts and Auctions. Post War and Contemporary Art - Prints on May 4th: 73.82%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on April 27th: 86.31%
Heritage Auctions. Weekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 4/30 on May 7th: 98.90%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 4/30 on May 7th: 97.83%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 4/28 on May 5th: 99.64%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 4/7 on May 5th: 99.49%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 4/28 on May 5th: 92.80%
Heritage Auctions. Americana and Political on May 5th: 94.43%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on May 4th: 93.33%


For the week ahead 47 sales are scheduled:

Mon. May. 13th
Il Ponte. Milan. Interior Decorations - Books. 948 lots
Moreshet Auctions. Jerusalem. Judaica - Books, Manuscripts, Letters. 200 lots
Morton Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Graphic Works of the European and Latin American Masters - Online bidstart 4/22. 132 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 70 lots

Tue. May. 14th
Swann Galleries. New York. 19th and 20th Century Literature. 273 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Manuscripts. 284 lots
Sothebys. London. Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History. 278 lots
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. Ancient and Modern Books. 358 lots
Rossini. Paris. Books. 81 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 5/7. 655 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Weekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 5/7. 201 lots

Wed. May. 15th
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books, Maps and Documents. 565 lots
Dorotheum . Vienna. Photography. 182 lots
Dorotheum . Vienna. Printmaking and Multiples. 256 lots
Purcell Auctioneers. Birr. Antiques and Collectables -Books and Prints. 75 lots
University Archives. Westport. An Astounding Collection of Declaration Signers. 292 lots
Kedem Auction. Jerusalem . Rare and Important Items. 168 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Monthly Photographs Online - bidstart 4/24. 96 lots
Trafford Books. Manchester. Books, Photographs, Postcards, Stamps and Postal History.

Thu. May. 16th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics. 1414 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Militaria, Aviation, Maritime and Railway History. 138 lots
Brunk Auctions. Asheville, NC . Emporium Auction - Prints, Books. 26 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper. 179 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Rare Golf Books, Clubs & Memorabilia. 472 lots
Skinner. Marlborough. Fine Books and Manuscripts - Online - Bidstart 5/8. 292 lots
Chiswick Auctions. London. Photographica. 129 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Spring Americana Auction - Session 1: General Americana, Numismatics, Mining. 692 lots
Sothebys. London. Photographs. 119 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. May Evening Sale - Prints. 38 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. John Brennan Music Collection. 422 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Spring Sports Memorabilia Catalogue. 1851 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Contemporary Art. 331 lots

Fri. May. 17th
Brunk Auctions. Asheville, NC . Premier Auction. 50 lots
Nosbüsch & Stucke. Berlin. Valuable Books, Autographs and Prints. 700 lots
Nosbüsch & Stucke. Berlin. Modern Art and Graphics. 229 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Spring Americana Auction - Session 2: Mining Part II. 825 lots

Sat. May. 18th
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. Spring Magic Auction - Books, Posters, Prints, Letters, Photos - Online. 140 lots
Rachel Davis Fine Arts. Cleveland. Discovery Auction - Prints. 33 lots
Nosbüsch & Stucke. Berlin. Modern Literature, Erotica and Photography.. 640 lots
Nosbüsch & Stucke. Berlin. Special Auction Russian Avant-Garde. 183 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 166 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Spring Americana Auction - Session 3: Air, Auto, Railroad, Express,. 593 lots

Sun. May. 19th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 4/21. 229 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 5/12.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 5/12.
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books.
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Spring Americana Auction - Session 4: Sports, Art, Native Americana, and More. 366 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>Macbeth: A Tragedy.</i> London, 1673. FIRST SEPARATE AND FIRST QUARTO EDITION. THE CHARLTON HESTON COPY. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> HEMINGWAY, ERNEST. <i>In Our Time.</i> Paris, 1924. FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> HAWTHORNE, NATHANIEL. <i>Fanshawe, A Tale.</i> Boston, 1828. FIRST EDITION OF AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> THOREAU, HENRY DAVID. <i>Walden; Or, Life in the Woods.</i> Boston, 1854. FINE COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies.</i> London, 1685. THE FOURTH FOLIO, Brewster/Bentley issue. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> STEIG, WILLIAM. Original maquette and 58 finished drawings for <i>The Agony in the Kindergarten,</i> one of Steig's most important books. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> VERNE, JULES. <i>A Journey to the Centre of the Earth.</i> New York & London, 1872. FIRST EDITION, RARE AMERICAN ISSUE, with Scribner & Welford cancel title. $5,000 to $8,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> KING, STEPHEN. <i>Carrie.</i> New York, 1974. INSCRIBED FIRST EDITION, OF AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. $1,200 to $1,800.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 4:</b> APPLE MACINTOSH PROTOTYPE. 1983. The earliest known Macintosh with "Twiggy" drive, one of only two known working machines. $120,000 to $180,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 4:</b> PLATO. <i>Timaeus</i> [AND] <i>Critias</i> [from Ficini's 1484 Opera]. A LANDMARK OF SCIENTIFIC THOUGHT. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 4:</b> LOVELACE, AUGUSTA ADA. Sketch of the Analytical Engine Invented by Charles Babbage Esq. London, 1843. FIRST EDITION, JOURNAL ISSUE, MOST IMPORTANT PAPER IN EARLY DIGITAL COMPUTING. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 4:</b> APPLE-1 COMPUTER. Signed by Steve Wozniak, used in development of Apple II. $200,000 to $300,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 4:</b> DARWIN, CHARLES. 1809-1882. <i>On the Origin of Species By Means of Natural Selection.</i> London, 1859. FIRST EDITION. $80,000 to $120,000.