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Rare Book Hub: 41 Auctions Archived, another 43 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 15 June 2019 41 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 5 denominated in euros, 5 in British pounds, and 31 in US dollars.  Turnover was $15,419,497 as 9,973 lots were offered and 7,405 lots sold for a 74% success rate.  This is June for goodness sake and the turnover is extraordinary.

 

 

5 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

ChristiesFine Printed Books & Manuscripts including Americana on June 12th: $3,478,750 
Heritage AuctionsComic Art on June 8th: $2,401,007 
SothebysImportant Manuscripts, Continental Books and Music on June 11th: $1,954,370 
BonhamsFine Books and Manuscripts on June 13th: $1,249,947 
ChristiesSumma de Arithmetica: The Birth of Modern Business on June 12th: $1,215,000 

 


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

ChristiesWrite Me and Tell Me Your Heart: Leonard Cohen's Letters to Marianne - online bidstart 6/5 on June 13th: 203.43% 
BonhamsFine Books and Manuscripts on June 13th: 105.17% 


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

National Book AuctionsAtlases, Americana, Signatures, Morley, Firsts, etc. on June 9th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsWeekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 6/4 on June 11th: 100.00% 
Aspire AuctionsMay Online - Prints, Books - Bidstart 5/31 on June 8th: 100.00% 
ChristiesWrite Me and Tell Me Your Heart: Leonard Cohen's Letters to Marianne - online bidstart 6/5 on June 13th: 100.00% 
ChristiesSumma de Arithmetica: The Birth of Modern Business on June 12th: 100.00% 
Alaska AuctionPrints, Books on June 5th: 100.00% 
Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersJoseph Beuys: Prints and Multiples on June 7th: 100.00% 
Alaska AuctionPosters and Advertisements, Prints on May 22nd: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 5/12 on June 9th: 99.61% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 6/2 on June 9th: 99.53% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 6/4 on June 11th: 98.74% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 6/2 on June 9th: 95.40% 
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers20th Century Contemporary and Modern Art - Prints on June 8th: 93.66% 
Heritage AuctionsComic Art on June 8th: 93.59% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on June 6th: 91.63% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on June 8th: 91.06% 
SkinnerGentleman's Sale - Prints on June 7th: 90.91% 
Rachel Davis Fine ArtsPrints on June 8th: 89.80% 
BonhamsFine Books and Manuscripts on June 13th: 84.54% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on June 11th: 84.06%

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Christies Somma di arithmetica, geometria, proporzioni e proporzionalità. . on June 12th Actual price: USD $1,215,000.
  2. Heritage Auctions HERGÉ (1907-1983) Les Aventures de Tintin, Tome 1 Tintin au Pays de Soviets on June 8th Actual price: USD $1,125,000.
  3. Sothebys MAO ZEDONG Calligraphic autograph letter signed, to the journalist Yang Yi, 17 August [c.1947-1949] on June 11th Actual price: USD $659,130.
  4. Bonhams On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, on June 13th Actual price: USD $500,075.
  5. Christies Galley proof signed ("Francis Crick" and "James D. Watson") with two annotations. "Molecular structure of nucleic acids: A structure for deoxyribose nucleic acid." Nature 171 (1953): 737-738. One galley page, 570 x 153mm (repaired at fold, old pin holes on June 12th Actual price: USD $350,000.
  6. Christies An 18k gold key-wound quarter repeating open-face pocket watch with metal guilloche dial Roman hour markers and spade hands. on June 12th Actual price: USD $250,000.
  7. Arader Galleries A New Map of the Western Parts of Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland and North Carolina. on June 8th Actual price: USD $237,500.
  8. Sothebys Opera, in Latin on June 11th Actual price: USD $190,500.
  9. Christies Voyage dans l’intérieur de l’Amérique du Nord executé pendant les années 1832, 1833, et 1834. on June 12th Actual price: USD $187,500.
  10. Sothebys DAVID JOSEF BACH (1874-1947) Important collection of autograph manuscript quotations and artistic tributes to David Bach by Bartók, Berg, Schoenberg, Strauss, Webern, Hoffmann, Kokoschka, Moll, Hofmansthal, Schnitzler, Zweig and others, Vienna, 13 August on June 11th Actual price: USD $127,000.
  11. Christies Letter signed ("B. Franklin") to Henry Home, Lord Kames ("My Dear Lord"), London 11 April 1767. Seven pages, 325 x 203mm, with the date additionally in Franklin's hand (fold separations neatly repaired, lightly toned in spots). on June 12th Actual price: USD $106,250.
  12. Christies Autograph letter signed ("Go: Washington") as President to Major General Daniel Morgan (1736-1802), Carlisle, [Pennsylvania] 8 October 1794. on June 12th Actual price: USD $100,000.
  13. Christies Ichthyologie, ou Histoire naturelle, generale et particuliere des poissons. on June 12th Actual price: USD $100,000.
  14. Christies Autograph letter signed ("A. Einstein") to Paul Epstein, Princeton, n.d., but before November 1945. on June 12th Actual price: USD $93,750.
  15. Heritage Auctions Moebius Le Garage Hermétique de Jerry Cornelius Planche 125 (Métal Hurlant, 1976-1978). on June 8th Actual price: USD $87,500.
  16. Christies Autograph letter to John Page, Philadelphia, 30 July 1776. on June 12th Actual price: USD $85,000.
  17. Sothebys Discours de la methode pour bien conduire sa raison, & chercher la verité dans les sciences. on June 11th Actual price: USD $82,550.
  18. Arader Galleries Wild Turkey, Female, Plate 6. on June 8th Actual price: USD $81,250.
  19. Christies Autograph letter signed ("A. Lincoln") as President, to Major General John Charles Frémont, Washington, 21 December 1861. on June 12th Actual price: USD $81,250.
  20. Christies Autograph letter signed ("A. Einstein") to Paul Epstein, Princeton, 8 November 1945. on June 12th Actual price: USD $81,250.
  21. Christies REVOLUTIONARY WAR – The Uniform of the Several Regiments of Foot in his Majesty’s Service on June 12th Actual price: USD $75,000.
  22. Christies Autograph letter signed twice ("Samuel L. Clemens" and "S.L.C."), including an autograph post-script signed from Livy L. Clemens ("Livy L. Clemens"), to Dr John Brown, Quarry Farm, near Elmira, New York, 4 September 1874. on June 12th Actual price: USD $75,000.
  23. Christies Autograph letter signed ("J. Adams") to Benjamin Rush, Quincy, 23 June 1807. on June 12th Actual price: USD $75,000.
  24. Arader Galleries John James Audubon (1785 - 1851). on June 8th Actual price: USD $62,500.
  25. Arader Galleries Mapa de los Estados Unidos de Méjico... on June 8th Actual price: USD $60,000.



41 total sales reported this week:

National Book Auctions. Atlases, Americana, Signatures, Morley, Firsts, etc. on June 9th: 100.00%
Sothebys. Important Manuscripts, Continental Books and Music on June 11th: 69.40%
PBA Galleries. Lenny Bruce and the Post-War Counterculture on June 13th: 64.85%
Bonhams. Fine Books and Manuscripts on June 13th: 84.54%
Skinner. Americana Online - Bidstart 6/4 on June 13th: 75.00%
RR Auction. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Featuring Science and Technology-Online bidstart 5/24 on June 12th: 57.22%
Aspire Auctions. May Online - Prints, Books - Bidstart 5/31 on June 8th: 100.00%
Doyle New York. Photographs on June 13th: 73.68%
PosterConnection Inc.. Posters on June 8th: 47.95%
Christies. Fine Printed Books & Manuscripts including Americana on June 12th: 66.81%
Christies. Write Me and Tell Me Your Heart: Leonard Cohen's Letters to Marianne - online bidstart 6/5 on June 13th: 100.00%
Christies. Summa de Arithmetica: The Birth of Modern Business on June 12th: 100.00%
Bonhams. Entertainment Memorabilia on June 12th: 53.21%
Rachel Davis Fine Arts. Prints on June 8th: 89.80%
PosterConnection Inc.. Spring Sale - Affordable Posters on April 16th: 42.48%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on June 11th: 84.06%
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Books - Internet Bidstart 5/30 on June 6th: 35.91%
Winter Associates. 18th-20th Century Prints on June 10th: 75.00%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. 20th Century Contemporary and Modern Art - Prints on June 8th: 93.66%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Joseph Beuys: Prints and Multiples on June 7th: 100.00%
Michaans Auctions. Gallery Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs on June 8th: 48.21%
ALDE. Autograph Letters and Manuscripts on June 7th: 51.17%
Brunk Auctions. Photography Online on June 6th: 49.02%
Alaska Auction. Prints, Books on June 6th: 71.11%
Alaska Auction. Posters and Advertisements, Prints on May 22nd: 100.00%
Alaska Auction. Prints, Books on June 5th: 100.00%
Skinner. Gentleman's Sale - Prints on June 7th: 90.91%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on June 6th: 91.63%
De Baecque and Associes. Library of Monsieur L. and others - Illustrated books of the twentieth century - Regionalism - Old b on June 5th: 73.39%
De Baecque and Associes. Library of Monsieur L. and others - Illustrated books of the twentieth century - Regionalism - Old b on June 6th: 68.67%
Pandolfini. Books, Manuscripts and Autographs on May 30th: 69.92%
Heritage Auctions. Weekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 6/4 on June 11th: 100.00%
Chiswick Auctions. Autographs and Memorabilia on May 30th: 61.65%
Chiswick Auctions. Books and Works on Paper on May 29th: 61.56%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 6/4 on June 11th: 98.74%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on June 8th: 91.06%
Arader Galleries. June Auction - Audubon Prints, etc. on June 8th: 48.17%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 5/12 on June 9th: 99.61%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 6/2 on June 9th: 95.40%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 6/2 on June 9th: 99.53%
Heritage Auctions. Comic Art on June 8th: 93.59%

 

For the week ahead 43 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jun. 17th
ALDE. Paris. Ancient and 19th Century Books. 441 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 71 lots

Tue. Jun. 18th
Doyle New York. New York. Travel and Sports in Africa: The Library of Arnold "Jake" Johnson. 400 lots
Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers. Kilkenny. Rare Book and Literature Sale. 648 lots
Sothebys. Paris. Books and Manuscripts. 194 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 6/11. 425 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Weekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 6/11. 187 lots
Morton Subastas. México DF CP 11000. BOOKS OF PHOTOGRAPHY, ART AND MOTORSPORTS FROM THE COLLECTION OF ING. DON LORENZO ZAMBRANO. 396 lots
Potomack Company. Alexandria. Japanese Print Collection. 53 lots
Robert Siegel Galleries. New York. Worldwide Postal History. 1155 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Books and Manuscripts. 159 lots

Wed. Jun. 19th
Lyon and Turnbull. Edinburgh. Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Photographs. 474 lots
Artcurial. Paris. Books and Manuscripts. 214 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books, Maps and Documents. 477 lots
Purcell Auctioneers. Birr. Antiques and Collectables -Books and Prints. 93 lots
Christies. Paris. Icons of Glamour and Style : The Constantiner Collection. 92 lots
Freemans. Philadelphia. The Collection of Victor Niederhoffer. 54 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Monthly Photographs Online - bidstart 5/29. 83 lots
Artcurial. Paris. Andre Malraux's Intimate Collection - books, manuscripts, prints. 29 lots

Thu. Jun. 20th
Swann Galleries. New York. The Pride Sale. 275 lots
Minerva Auctions Roma. Roma. Finarte Sale - Books, Autographs and Prints. 507 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper. 269 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Modern Literature & First Editions, Children's, Private Press & Illustrated Books. 294 lots
Audap and Mirabaud. PARIS. Posters. 885 lots
Freemans. Philadelphia. Books, Maps and Manuscripts. 516 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Apollo 11: 50th Anniversary - Online bidstart 6/13. 555 lots
Morton Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Graphic Art - Prints. 259 lots
Kestenbaum and Company. New York. Fine Judaica. 178 lots

Fri. Jun. 21st
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. American History: Premier Auction. 354 lots
Jeschke van Vliet Auctions Berlin GmbH. Berlin-Schoneberg. Modern and Contemporary Art - Prints and Photographs. 429 lots
Sothebys. New York. Books and Manuscripts Online - bidstart 6/7. 263 lots
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Lee's Summit . 21st Annual Spring Fine Art Auction With Historical American Prints. 95 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Artsy - Color Theory. 72 lots
Audap and Mirabaud. PARIS. Posters - Day 2. 791 lots

Sat. Jun. 22nd
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Summer Estates Auction. 13 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 176 lots
Vermot de Pas. Paris. Comic Strips and Original Boards. 259 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. The David and Janice Frent Collection of Presidential & Political Americana, Part V. 542 lots

Sun. Jun. 23rd
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 6/16.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 6/16.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 5/26. 287 lots
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Civil War, Americana, Signatures, Firsts. 152 lots
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Summer Estates Auction. 37 lots

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.