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Rare Book Hub: 42 Auctions Archived, another 14 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended 30 June 2019  42 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database, 1 in Australian dollars, 14 in euros, 7 in British pounds, and 20 in US dollars.  Turnover was $12,295,274 as10,176 lots were offered and 8,043 sold for a 79% success rate.  It was another strong week.

  

3 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

 

BonhamsPrints and Multiples on June 13th: $2,300,812 
SothebysBooks and Manuscripts Online - bidstart 6/7 on June 21st: $1,255,000 
Minerva Auctions RomaFinarte Sale - Books, Autographs and Prints on June 20th: $1,092,284 


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

Dominic Winter Book AuctionsThe Library of the late Martin Woolf Orskey on June 26th: 219.33% 
Minerva Auctions RomaFinarte Sale - Books, Autographs and Prints on June 20th: 205.58% 
De Baecque and AssociesPhotographs on June 20th: 125.27% 
ALDELibrary of an Amateur on June 25th: 122.97% 
FerratonModern and Contemporary Art - Prints and Photographs on June 22nd: 112.50% 
Neal Auction CompanySummer Estates Auction on June 22nd: 101.01% 


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

National Book AuctionsCivil War, Americana, Signatures, Firsts on June 23rd: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 5/26 on June 23rd: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 6/16 on June 23rd: 99.61% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 6/18 on June 25th: 99.27% 
Heritage AuctionsWeekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 6/18 on June 25th: 99.07% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsThe Library of the late Martin Woolf Orskey on June 26th: 99.01% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 6/16 on June 23rd: 98.35% 
Heritage AuctionsThe David and Janice Frent Collection of Presidential & Political Americana, Part V on June 23rd: 94.28% 
William H. Bunch Auctions and AppraisalsEclectic Variety - Books, Prints on June 25th: 93.10% 
Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersThe Fine Sale - Prints on June 22nd: 90.48% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on June 20th: 89.59% 
Dirk Soulis Auctions21st Annual Spring Fine Art Auction With Historical American Prints on June 21st: 88.42% 
Leslie Hindman AuctioneersFine Art Summer Selections - Prints on June 28th: 88.14% 
FerratonModern and Contemporary Art - Prints and Photographs on June 22nd: 86.34% 
BonhamsSam Francis Prints - Online bidstart 6/19 on June 27th: 85.71% 
Neal Auction CompanySummer Estates Auction on June 22nd: 84.62% 
Dorotheum Books and Decorative Prints on June 25th: 82.47% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Minerva Auctions Roma SUMA DE ARITHMETICA GEOMETRIA PROPORTIONI & PROPORTIONALITA, 1494 on June 20th Actual price: USD $599,868.
  2. Bonhams La Suite des Saltimbanques on June 13th Actual price: USD $396,954.
  3. Bonhams A complete group of 131 full-sized Supreme skateboard decks, on June 27th Actual price: USD $158,829.
  4. Sothebys THE WHALE. on June 21st Actual price: USD $137,500.
  5. Cowans Auctions Joel Whitney, Exceptional Album Containing Large Format Photographs of Sioux Involved in the 1862 Minnesota Uprising on June 21st Actual price: USD $131,250.
  6. Bonhams Los Desastres de la Guerra (Disasters of War) on June 13th Actual price: USD $127,079.
  7. Bonhams Nude Reading, from Nudes series on June 13th Actual price: USD $103,267.
  8. Sothebys THE FEDERALIST. A COLLECTION OF ESSAYS, WRITTEN IN FAVOUR OF THE NEW CONSTITUTION,… on June 21st Actual price: USD $87,500.
  9. Cowans Auctions Exceedingly Rare Photograph of Fugitive Slaves Posed with Abolitionists Levi Coffin and Jonathan Cable on June 21st Actual price: USD $81,250.
  10. Bonhams The Odes, Satyrs, and Epistles... Done into English by Mr. Creech on June 26th Actual price: USD $79,454.
  11. Bonhams Speedway on June 13th Actual price: USD $76,279.
  12. Bonhams Roch Grey Chevaux de Minuit, Le Degré Quarante et Un (Iliazd), Paris and Cannes, 1955 10 on June 13th Actual price: USD $76,279.
  13. Vermot de Pas Spirou et Fantasio on June 22nd Actual price: USD $74,693.
  14. Minerva Auctions Roma COMENTO DI CHRISTOPHORO LANDINO FIORENTINO SOPRA LA COMEDIA DI DANTHE ALIGHIERI POETA FIORENTINO, 1481 on June 20th Actual price: USD $71,250.
  15. Bonhams In a Spin, the Action of the World on things, Volume I, 2002 on June 27th Actual price: USD $63,579.
  16. Bonhams Choose Your Weapon (Dark Purple) on June 13th Actual price: USD $63,579.
  17. Sothebys “THUNDER ROAD” WORKING MANUSCRIPT, on June 21st Actual price: USD $62,500.
  18. Bonhams Wild Raspberries on June 13th Actual price: USD $61,992.
  19. PIASA Till Death Do Us Part - La suite complète des 10 sérigraphies - 2012 on June 26th Actual price: USD $59,280.
  20. Sothebys BIBLE IN LATIN A LEAF FROM THE GUTENBERG BIBLE. on June 21st Actual price: USD $56,250.
  21. Bonhams White Curl (YMC/FourMagnet: Los Angeles, California, February 27th 2013, Fuji Color Crystal Archive Super Type C, Em. No. 186-016, 05313), 2014 on June 27th Actual price: USD $55,642.
  22. Bonhams Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone on June 26th Actual price: USD $55,642.
  23. Bonhams The Sunshine Roof on June 13th Actual price: USD $47,704.
  24. Dominic Winter Book Auctions The Five Senses. Tasting, Feeling, Hearing, Smeling [sic] & Seeing on June 26th Actual price: USD $45,720.
  25. PIASA Cow Going Abstract - Triptyque - 1982 on June 26th Actual price: USD $45,201.



42 total sales reported this week:

PBA Galleries. Fine Literature with Mystery & Detective Fiction on June 27th: 71.01%
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Fine Art Summer Selections - Prints on June 28th: 88.14%
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Interiors - Prints on June 26th: 69.70%
PIASA. Editions: prints, illustrated books, multiples on June 26th: 51.45%
Rossini. Modern and Contemporary Prints on June 25th: 58.33%
Old World Auctions. Maps and Atlases - Internet bidstart 5/29 on June 5th: 74.79%
Bonhams. Sam Francis Prints - Online bidstart 6/19 on June 27th: 85.71%
Bonhams. Modern and Contemporary Art - Prints and Photographs on June 27th: 66.67%
Bonhams. Fine Books and Manuscripts on June 26th: 78.99%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. The Library of the late Martin Woolf Orskey on June 26th: 99.01%
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Eclectic Variety - Books, Prints on June 25th: 93.10%
De Baecque and Associes. Prints on June 26th: 43.40%
Kestenbaum and Company. Fine Judaica on June 20th: 48.31%
ALDE. Library of an Amateur on June 25th: 74.11%
National Book Auctions. Civil War, Americana, Signatures, Firsts on June 23rd: 100.00%
Vermot de Pas. Comic Strips and Original Boards on June 22nd: 51.35%
Neal Auction Company. Summer Estates Auction on June 23rd: 67.57%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. The Fine Sale - Prints on June 22nd: 90.48%
Dirk Soulis Auctions. 21st Annual Spring Fine Art Auction With Historical American Prints on June 21st: 88.42%
Neal Auction Company. Summer Estates Auction on June 22nd: 84.62%
Bonhams. Prints and Multiples on June 13th: 75.80%
Aguttes. Contemporary Art and Photography - Prints and Photos on June 24th: 54.90%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on June 25th: 78.82%
Dorotheum . Books and Decorative Prints on June 25th: 82.47%
Australian Book Auctions. Rare Books on June 24th: 76.07%
Ferraton. Modern and Contemporary Art - Prints and Photographs on June 22nd: 86.34%
Cowans Auctions. American History: Premier Auction on June 21st: 78.81%
De Baecque and Associes. Photographs on June 20th: 79.89%
Ader. Autograph Letters and Manuscripts on June 21st: 47.88%
Ader. Autograph Letters and Manuscripts on June 20th: 54.23%
Forum Auctions. Artsy - Color Theory on June 21st: 69.44%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on June 20th: 89.59%
Jeschke van Vliet Auctions Berlin GmbH. Modern and Contemporary Art - Prints and Photographs on June 21st: 37.53%
Minerva Auctions Roma. Finarte Sale - Books, Autographs and Prints on June 20th: 65.48%
Sothebys. Books and Manuscripts Online - bidstart 6/7 on June 21st: 60.46%
Heritage Auctions. Weekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 6/18 on June 25th: 99.07%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 6/16 on June 23rd: 99.61%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 6/18 on June 25th: 99.27%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 6/16 on June 23rd: 98.35%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 5/26 on June 23rd: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. The David and Janice Frent Collection of Presidential & Political Americana, Part V on June 23rd: 94.28%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on June 22nd: 75.57%

 

Very truly yours,

 

Bruce McKinney

Rare Book Hub

  • <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.