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Rare Book Hub: 37 Auctions Archived, another 35 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 18 May 2019 37 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 9 denominated in euros, 7 in British pounds, 2 in Mexican pesos, and 19 in US dollars.  Turnover was $19,947,614 as 12,698 lots were offered and 10,039 sold for a 79% success rate.  It was a strong week.
 
 
6 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Heritage AuctionsSpace Exploration, Featuring the Armstrong Family Collection on May 11th: $4,567,627 
SothebysTravel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History on May 14th: $2,691,753 
ArtcurialComic Strips on April 27th: $2,321,154 
Swann GalleriesContemporary Art on May 16th: $1,399,657 
SothebysPhotographs on May 16th: $1,237,600 
Doyle New YorkPrints and Multiples on April 30th: $1,132,750 


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

Dominic Winter Book AuctionsMilitaria, Aviation, Maritime and Railway History on May 16th: 145.98% 
Aste BolaffiPosters on May 9th: 124.67% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents on May 15th: 119.87% 
De Baecque and AssociesPrints on May 16th: 119.62% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on May 2nd: 118.01% 
Doyle New YorkPrints and Multiples on April 30th: 116.63% 
SkinnerFine Prints and Multiples, Fine Photographs on May 10th: 113.19% 
Bearnes Hampton and LittlewoodAntiquarian Books, Maps and Prints on March 6th: 107.18% 
Heritage AuctionsSpace Exploration, Featuring the Armstrong Family Collection on May 11th: 101.41% 


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

Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 5/5 on May 12th: 99.78% 
Heritage AuctionsWeekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 5/7 on May 14th: 99.50% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 5/7 on May 14th: 98.47% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 4/14 on May 12th: 98.46% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 5/5 on May 12th: 98.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSpace Exploration, Featuring the Armstrong Family Collection on May 11th: 94.13% 
SkinnerFine Prints and Multiples, Fine Photographs on May 10th: 93.71% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on May 11th: 93.06% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents on May 15th: 90.09% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on May 2nd: 89.12% 
Doyle New YorkPrints and Multiples on April 30th: 88.44% 
Heritage AuctionsManuscripts on May 14th: 88.03% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsMilitaria, Aviation, Maritime and Railway History on May 16th: 86.96% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on May 16th: 84.92% 
Swann Galleries19th and 20th Century Literature on May 14th: 83.88% 
SkinnerFine Books and Manuscripts - Online - Bidstart 5/8 on May 16th: 82.94% 
Swann GalleriesContemporary Art on May 16th: 80.36% 
 
 
Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Binoche et Giquello Theatre des cites du monde. on May 14th Actual price: USD $403,932.
  2. Sothebys MEKKA ... MIT BILDER-ATLAS [ZU MEKKA [AND] BILDER AUS MEKKA]. on May 14th Actual price: USD $274,125.
  3. Sothebys LIVRE DES DIFFERENTES ESPÈCES D'OISEAUX DE LA CHINE TIRES DU CABINET DU ROY... [BOUND WITH:] 2.E PARTIE... 3.E PARTIE… 4.E PARTIE. on May 14th Actual price: USD $241,875.
  4. Heritage Auctions Apollo 11 Lunar Module Flown Piece of the Wright Flyer Propeller, Flown as Part of the First Successful Powered Flight in History at Kitty Hawk in 1903 as well as the First Manned Lunar Landing in 1969, Directly From The Armstrong Family Collection™, CAG on May 11th Actual price: USD $175,000.
  5. Heritage Auctions Apollo 11 Lunar Module Flown Section of the Wright Flyer's Wing Fabric, Position #44, Flown as Part of the First Successful Powered Controlled Flight in History at Kitty Hawk in 1903 as well as the First Manned Lunar Landing in 1969, Directly From The Arm on May 11th Actual price: USD $175,000.
  6. Artcurial Nikopol - Tome 2 La Femme piège on April 27th Actual price: USD $167,440.
  7. Artcurial Coke en stock on April 27th Actual price: USD $145,600.
  8. Sothebys DA QING WAN NIAN YI TONG DI LI TU. GEOGRAPHICAL MAP OF THE GREAT QING DYNASTY. JIAQING PERIOD (1760-1820) on May 14th Actual price: USD $137,063.
  9. Sothebys A GROUP OF 26 PHOTOGRAPHS INCLUDING IBN SAUD, HIS FAMILY, SWORD DANCING, HIS CAMP IN MECCA, AND PALACE IN RIYADH. on May 14th Actual price: USD $129,000.
  10. Sothebys THEATRUM ORBIS TERRARUM. on May 14th Actual price: USD $129,000.
  11. Heritage Auctions Apollo 11 Lunar Module Flown Piece of the Wright Flyer Propeller, Flown as Part of the First Successful Powered Flight in History at Kitty Hawk in 1903 as well as the First Manned Lunar Landing in 1969, Directly From The Armstrong Family Collection™, CAG on May 11th Actual price: USD $125,000.
  12. Sothebys THE THEATRE OF THE EMPIRE OF GREAT BRITAIN, on May 14th Actual price: USD $120,938.
  13. Heritage Auctions Apollo 11 Lunar Module Flown Piece of the Wright Flyer Propeller, Flown as Part of the First Successful Powered Flight in History at Kitty Hawk in 1903 as well as the First Manned Lunar Landing in 1969, Directly From The Armstrong Family Collection™, CAG on May 11th Actual price: USD $112,500.
  14. Heritage Auctions Apollo 11 Lunar Module Flown Section of the Wright Flyer's Wing Fabric, Position #5, Flown as Part of the First Successful Powered Controlled Flight in History at Kitty Hawk in 1903 as well as the First Manned Lunar Landing in 1969, Directly From The Arms on May 11th Actual price: USD $106,250.
  15. Artcurial Nikopol - Tome 2 La Femme piège on April 27th Actual price: USD $104,832.
  16. Sothebys ESTELLE LEFÉBURE, KAREN ALEXANDER, RACHEL WILLIAMS, LINDA EVANGELISTA, TATJANA PATITZ, CHRISTY TURLINGTON' on May 16th Actual price: USD $96,000.
  17. Sothebys LOLIONDO LION CHARGE, FOR THE END OF THE GAME / LAST WORD FROM PARADISE' on May 16th Actual price: USD $96,000.
  18. Artcurial Una Ballata del Mare Salato on April 27th Actual price: USD $94,640.
  19. Artcurial Nikopol - Tome 2 La Femme piège on April 27th Actual price: USD $94,640.
  20. Heritage Auctions Apollo 11 Flown Largest Size American Flag Directly From The Armstrong Family Collection™, CAG Certified. on May 11th Actual price: USD $93,750.
  21. Heritage Auctions Apollo 11 Flown Crew-Signed "Type One" Quarantine Cover, Hand-numbered NA-5 and Certified by Neil Armstrong, Directly From The Armstrong Family Collection™, CAG Certified. on May 11th Actual price: USD $93,750.
  22. Sothebys A MAP OF THE BRITISH AND FRENCH DOMINIONS IN NORTH AMERICA. on May 14th Actual price: USD $88,688.
  23. Dorotheum Landschaft on May 15th Actual price: USD $84,336.
  24. Heritage Auctions Apollo 11 Flown and Crew-Signed Beta Cloth Mission Insignia Directly from the Personal Collection of Mission Command Module Pilot Michael Collins, Signed and Certified, with Hand-Signed CAG Certification. on May 11th Actual price: USD $81,250.
  25. Artcurial Fins de siècle - Partie de chasse on April 27th Actual price: USD $80,080.



37 total sales reported this week:

Eldreds. May Evening Sale - Prints on May 16th: 52.63%
PBA Galleries. Rare Golf Books, Clubs & Memorabilia on May 16th: 59.11%
De Baecque and Associes. Prints on May 16th: 73.53%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on May 16th: 84.92%
RR Auction. John Brennan Music Collection on May 16th: 67.30%
Sothebys. Photographs on May 16th: 60.50%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Militaria, Aviation, Maritime and Railway History on May 16th: 86.96%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Printed Books, Maps and Documents on May 15th: 90.09%
Swann Galleries. Contemporary Art on May 16th: 80.36%
Skinner. Fine Books and Manuscripts - Online - Bidstart 5/8 on May 16th: 82.94%
Rossini. Books on May 14th: 49.38%
Dorotheum . Printmaking and Multiples on May 15th: 74.22%
Dorotheum . Photography on May 15th: 54.40%
Binoche et Giquello. Ancient and Modern Books on May 14th: 50.28%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 5/7 on May 14th: 98.47%
Heritage Auctions. Monthly Photographs Online - bidstart 4/24 on May 15th: 65.63%
Sothebys. Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History on May 14th: 70.25%
Swann Galleries. 19th and 20th Century Literature on May 14th: 83.88%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on May 14th: 77.14%
Morton Subastas. Photographs on May 9th: 14.14%
Morton Subastas. PHOTOGRAPHY, PRINTS, ANTIQUE AND CONTEMPORARY BOOKS on May 7th: 39.61%
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Antiquarian Books, Maps and Prints on March 6th: 73.46%
Heritage Auctions. Weekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 5/7 on May 14th: 99.50%
Heritage Auctions. Manuscripts on May 14th: 88.03%
Skinner. Fine Prints and Multiples, Fine Photographs on May 10th: 93.71%
Zisska and Lacher. Books on May 11th: 62.98%
Case Antiques, Inc.. Books, Prints on April 27th: 77.27%
Michaans Auctions. Gallery Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs on May 11th: 52.08%
Aste Bolaffi. Posters on May 9th: 74.30%
Artcurial. Comic Strips on April 27th: 69.10%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 5/5 on May 12th: 98.00%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 5/5 on May 12th: 99.78%
Heritage Auctions. Space Exploration, Featuring the Armstrong Family Collection on May 11th: 94.13%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 4/14 on May 12th: 98.46%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on May 2nd: 89.12%
Doyle New York. Prints and Multiples on April 30th: 88.44%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on May 11th: 93.06%

 


For the week ahead 35 sales are scheduled:

Mon. May. 20th
Rossini. Paris. Lithographs, Fine Art Prints. 261 lots
Morton Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Graphic Works of the European and Latin American Masters - Online bidstart 4/22. 132 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Spring Americana Auction - Session 5: Bargains and Dealer Specials. 817 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 72 lots

Tue. May. 21st
Tooveys. West Sussex. Antiquarian and Collectors Books. 246 lots
Bubb Kuyper. 2011 KM Haarlem. Books. 5215 lots
Bonhams. New York. Modern and Contemporary Prints and Multiples. 174 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 5/14. 639 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Weekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 5/14. 168 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Select Photographs and Photobooks. 63 lots
Robert Siegel Galleries. New York. The Dr. William H. Johnson Collection of the U.S. 1890 Small Bank Note Issue. 210 lots

Wed. May. 22nd
Tooveys. West Sussex. Prints and Maps. 164 lots
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Prints and Multiples. 136 lots
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. Vintage Posters. 723 lots
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. R. AND BL LIBRARY: AUTOGRAPHS AND MANUSCRIPTS XIXTH AND XXTH CENTURIES - WRITERS - MUSICIANS - PAINT. 150 lots
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Posters and Advertisements, Prints. 34 lots
Sothebys. Paris. Bibliothèque R. et B. L. Autographes et Manuscrits XIXe et XXe Siècles. 148 lots

Thu. May. 23rd
Christies. London - King Street. On the shoulders of Giants - Online bidstart 5/16. 57 lots
Vermot de Pas. Paris. Library of a Gourmet Parisien - Chapter 2: Gastronomy and Oenology. 464 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Hollywood, Featuring Robert Shelton's Old Tucson Collection - bidstart 5/17. 602 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Graphic Design. 273 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Banksy X Editions. 10 lots
Ader. PARIS. Old and Modern Prints - Day 1. 346 lots
Stephan Welz & Co.. Constantia. Online Fine Art and Book Sale - Bidstart 5/16. 235 lots

Fri. May. 24th
Vermot de Pas. Paris. History and Regions of France chez Vermot et Associés , Paris (France). 602 lots
Ader. PARIS. Old and Modern Prints - Day 2. 391 lots
Ferraton. Bruxelles. Rare Books. 890 lots

Sat. May. 25th
Christian Hesse Auktionen. Hamburg. Fine Art Prints, Books, Autographs. 953 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 170 lots
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Online Only - Unreserved - Books, Prints. 32 lots

Sun. May. 26th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 5/19.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 5/19.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 4/28. 244 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. The Doug Murray Collection - Special Monthly Auction - Online Only - bidstart 5/1. 174 lots
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

 

  • <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Darwin, Charles. <i>On the Origin of Species.</i> Presentation Copy. Sold for $500,075.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Darwin, Charles. Autograph Letter Signed, 3 pp, negotiating the 2nd American edition with Appleton. Sold for $21,325.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Hemingway, Ernest. Autograph Letter Signed, 8 pp, Paris, 1924, to his father discussing Bullfighting, Stories, and his new baby. Sold for $25,075.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Shakespeare, William. <i>Corialanus.</i> London, 1623. 1st printing [Extracted from the First Folio]. Sold for $50,075.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Swift, Jonathan. <i>Gulliver's Travels.</i> London, 1726. 1st edition, Teerink's A edition, fine, large copy. Sold for $21,325.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Fitzroy, Robert. Autograph Letter Signed to agent Thomas Stilwell, informing him of the progress of H.M.S. Beagle. Sold for $17,575.
    <center><b>Bonhams<br> Property from the Collection of Nicole and William R. Keck II</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Shakespeare, William. <i>Sonnets.</i> 1901. 2 volumes. Printed on vellum and illuminated by Ross Turner, bound by Trautz-Bauzonnet. Sold for $13,825.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Beardsley, Aubrey. <i>The Birth, Life, and Acts of King Arthur.</i> 1893-94. 2 volumes. Contemporary painted vellum gilt by Chivers. Sold for $5,325.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Assisi, St. Francis. <i>The Canticle of Brother Sun.</i> Illuminated on vellum, for the Grolier Society. Sold for $7,575.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Rackham, Arthur. <i>Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens.</i> 1/500 copies signed by Rackham. Sold for $4,825.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Proust, Marcel. <i>Du coté de chez Swann.</i> 1st edition, 1st issue. Inscribed by Proust. Sold for $8,825.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 26:</b> Textile of the Great White Fleet, with portraits of Theodore Roosevelt, Rear Admiral Robley D. Evans & successor Charles Stillman Sperry, 1908. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 26:</b> William J. Stone, <i>Declaration of Independence,</i> Force printing, 1833. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 26:</b> Shugart family papers including documentation of the Underground Railroad, 63 items, 1838-81. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 26:</b> Records of the Dickinson & Shrewsbury salt works, over 2000 items, with extensive slave labor correspondence, legal records & receipts, bulk 1820-1865. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 26:</b> Gloria Steinem, typescript for her speech <i>Living the Revolution,</i> with related letters and documents, 1941-77. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 26:</b> <i>Liberty Triumphant or the Downfall of Oppression,</i> depicting the aftermath of the Boston Tea Party, c. 1774. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 26:</b> Juan Eusebio Nieremberg, <i>Historia naturae, maxime peregrinae, libris XVI distincta,</i> Antwerp, 1635. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 26:</b> Antonio de Mayorga, manuscript map of Mexico City, 1779. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 26:</b> Thomas L. McKenney & James Hall, <i>History of the Indian Tribes of North America,</i> first edition, 3 volumes, Philadelphia, 1842-44. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 26:</b> Samuel Walker, diary of the entire first cruise of the USS Kineo, a gunboat on the Mississippi, 1854-69. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 26:</b> Scrapbook on early Stanford football, with letters from Walter Camp, 1893-95 & 1931. $8,000 to $12,000.
  • <b>Lark Mason Associates, Aug 8-27:</b> Roberts, David. Twenty Lithographs of the Holy Land, 19th Century. $2,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Lark Mason Associates, Aug 8-27:</b> Declaration by the Reps. of the United Colonies of N.A. 1775. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Lark Mason Associates, Aug 8-27:</b> Composer Jerome Kern personal Letters, Albums and Other. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Lark Mason Associates, Aug 8-27:</b> Paine, Thomas. <i>Common Sense,</i> London 1776. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Lark Mason Associates, Aug 8-27:</b> Stowe, Harriet Beecher. <i>Uncle Tom’s Cabin,</i> Cleveland 1852. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Lark Mason Associates, Aug 8-27:</b> Hobbes, Thomas. <i>Leviathan,</i> 3rd edition, London 1651. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Lark Mason Associates, Aug 8-27:</b> Anno Regni Georgii III. Intolerable Acts and other Bills, 1774. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Lark Mason Associates, Aug 8-27:</b> Wilberforce, William. An Abstract of the Evidence, 5 Letters, and two books. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Lark Mason Associates, Aug 8-27:</b> Nightingale, Florence. Notes on Nursing and Signed Letters, ca. 1860 $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Lark Mason Associates, Aug 8-27:</b> Tolstov, Leo. <i>War and Peace,</i> 5 volumes, 1886. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Lark Mason Associates, Aug 8-27:</b> Dickinson, John. Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania, 1768. $1,500 to $2,500.
    <b>Lark Mason Associates, Aug 8-27:</b> Twain, Mark. <i>Tom Sawyer,</i> 1877 [and] <i>Huckleberry Finn,</i> 1885. $4,000 to $6,000.