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Rare Book Hub: 21 Auctions Archived, another 20 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Friday, 9 August 2019, 21 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 3 auctions denominated in euros, 1 in British pounds, and 17 in US dollars.  Turnover was $11,977,614 as 6,831 lots were offered and 5,893 sold for an 86% success rate.  Not bad for the summer doldrums!

 

For the week ahead 20 sales are posted.  Bon chance!

 

1 auction saw total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Heritage AuctionsComics on August 2nd: $9,330,161 


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

Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersAmericana - Books, Prints on August 3rd: 149.56% 
Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersAnimation Art: Walt Disney’s Who Framed Roger Rabbit on August 2nd: 145.23% Fonsie Mealy AuctioneersPrints, Signs, Books on July 23rd: 104.87% 

 

14 sales saw at least 80% of their lots sell: 
 
Heritage AuctionsWeekly World Currency Internet bidstart 7/30 on August 6th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 7/7 on August 4th: 100.00% 
Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersAnimation Art: Walt Disney’s Who Framed Roger Rabbit on August 2nd: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 7/28 on August 4th: 99.69% 
Heritage AuctionsComics on August 2nd: 99.39% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 7/30 on August 6th: 99.12% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 7/28 on August 4th: 97.94% 
Alaska AuctionPrints on August 7th: 97.80% 
Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersAmericana - Books, Prints on August 3rd: 96.88% 
Cowans AuctionsCleveland Fine and Decorative Art - Maps on August 2nd: 96.55% 
Fonsie Mealy AuctioneersPrints, Signs, Books on July 23rd: 95.35% 
Thomson Roddick Auctioneers & ValuersAntiquarian and Collectible Books Auction on August 7th: 93.38% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on August 3rd: 86.84% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on August 6th: 84.52% 
 
 
Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Heritage Auctions Captain America Comics #1 San Francisco Pedigree (Timely, 1941) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white to white pages. on August 2nd Actual price: USD $915,000.
  2. Heritage Auctions Frank Frazetta Creepy #17 Cover Painting Original Art (Warren, 1967). on August 2nd Actual price: USD $264,000.
  3. Heritage Auctions Batman #1 (DC, 1940) CGC VG/FN 5.0 Off-white to white pages. on August 2nd Actual price: USD $204,000.
  4. Heritage Auctions Captain America Comics #1 (Timely, 1941) CGC FN- 5.5 Cream to off-white pages. on August 2nd Actual price: USD $156,000.
  5. Heritage Auctions Carl Barks Rug Riders' Last Flight Painting CB-OIL 97 Original Art (1975). on August 2nd Actual price: USD $156,000.
  6. Heritage Auctions Fantastic Four #1 (Marvel, 1961) CGC VF+ 8.5 Off-white pages. on August 2nd Actual price: USD $126,000.
  7. Heritage Auctions Sal Buscema The Defenders #9 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1973). on August 2nd Actual price: USD $102,000.
  8. Heritage Auctions Don Heck and George Roussos The Avengers Annual #1 Internal Splash Page Original Art (Marvel, 1967). on August 2nd Actual price: USD $96,000.
  9. Heritage Auctions Sal Buscema Captain America #137 Cover Spider-Man and Falcon Original Art (Marvel, 1971). on August 2nd Actual price: USD $96,000.
  10. Heritage Auctions Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 (Mirage Studios, 1984) CGC NM/MT 9.8 White pages. on August 2nd Actual price: USD $90,000.
  11. Heritage Auctions Al Williamson, Frank Frazetta, and Roy Krenkel Weird Science #19 Complete 7-Page Story "The One Who Waits" Original Art (EC, 1953). on August 2nd Actual price: USD $90,000.
  12. Heritage Auctions Barry Smith Conan the Barbarian #11 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1971). on August 2nd Actual price: USD $90,000.
  13. Heritage Auctions Magic: The Gathering Black Lotus Alpha Edition BGS 9 Signed on Case by Artist (Wizards of the Coast, 1993). on August 2nd Actual price: USD $84,600.
  14. Heritage Auctions More Fun Comics #73 (DC, 1941) CGC FN/VF 7.0 White pages. on August 2nd Actual price: USD $72,000.
  15. Heritage Auctions All Star Comics #3 Billy Wright Pedigree (DC, 1940) CGC VF+ 8.5 Off-white to white pages. on August 2nd Actual price: USD $72,000.
  16. Eldreds My Provincetown Studio on August 2nd Actual price: USD $66,000.
  17. Eldreds Sail Boat on August 2nd Actual price: USD $66,000.
  18. Heritage Auctions Carl Barks In Voodoo Land Painting CB-OIL 60 Original Art (1973). on August 2nd Actual price: USD $66,000.
  19. Heritage Auctions Journey Into Mystery #83 (Marvel, 1962) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Off-white to white pages. on August 2nd Actual price: USD $60,000.
  20. Heritage Auctions Charles Schulz Peanuts Sunday Comic Strip Charlie Brown and Lucy Original Art dated 1-18-59 (United Feature Syndicate, 1959). on August 2nd Actual price: USD $60,000.
  21. Heritage Auctions Jack Kirby and Chic Stone Strange Tales #127 "The Thing" Pin-Up Original Art (Marvel, 1964). on August 2nd Actual price: USD $60,000.
  22. Heritage Auctions Amazing Fantasy #15 (Marvel, 1962) CGC FN 6.0 Off-white pages. on August 2nd Actual price: USD $57,600.
  23. Heritage Auctions All-American Comics #16 (DC, 1940) CGC Conserved VF 8.0 Off-white pages. on August 2nd Actual price: USD $52,800.
  24. Heritage Auctions Superman #1 (DC, 1939) CGC Apparent FN+ 6.5 Moderate/Extensive (A-4) Cream to off-white pages. on August 2nd Actual price: USD $50,400.
  25. Heritage Auctions Gil Kane and Murphy Anderson Green Lantern #10 Complete 10-Page Story "The Origin of Green Lantern's Oath!" Original Art (DC, 1962). on August 2nd Actual price: USD $49,200.

 

 

21 total sales reported this week:

Thomson Roddick Auctioneers & Valuers. Antiquarian and Collectible Books Auction on August 7th: 93.38%
Nye & Company Auctioneers. Backyard Timed Auction - Prints, Books on August 8th: 50.00%
Alaska Auction. Prints on August 7th: 97.80%
PBA Galleries. Summer Miscellany - Golf Books on August 8th: 73.23%
RR Auction. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Featuring WWII - Internet bidstart 7/19 on August 7th: 58.77%
Swann Galleries. Vintage Posters on August 7th: 64.81%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on August 6th: 84.52%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Animation Art: Walt Disney’s Who Framed Roger Rabbit on August 2nd: 100.00%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Americana - Books, Prints on August 3rd: 96.88%
University Archives. Superb Selection of Autographed Documents, Manuscripts, Photos & Books, start time 10:30 am EST on June 26th: 71.43%
Heritage Auctions. Weekly World Currency Internet bidstart 7/30 on August 6th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 7/30 on August 6th: 99.12%
Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers. Prints, Signs, Books on July 23rd: 95.35%
Cowans Auctions. Cleveland Fine and Decorative Art - Maps on August 2nd: 96.55%
Eldreds. The Summer Sale on August 2nd: 56.82%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) Online bidstart 7/26 on August 2nd: 79.81%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 7/28 on August 4th: 97.94%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 7/28 on August 4th: 99.69%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 7/7 on August 4th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Comics on August 2nd: 99.39%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on August 3rd: 86.84%

 


For the week ahead 20 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Aug. 12th
Bonhams. New York. Prints and Multiples Online - bidstart 8/6. 178 lots
Winter Associates. Plainville, CT . Prints. 63 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) Online bidstart 8/2. 49 lots

Tue. Aug. 13th
Doyle New York. New York. Angling & Miscellaneous Books from the Library of Arnold 'Jake' Johnson. 364 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. The Glynn and Suzanne Crain Science Fiction Collection. 461 lots
Tooveys. West Sussex. Antiquarian and Collectors' Books. 177 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. US Currency Weekly - Bidstart 8/6. 407 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. World Currency Weekly - Online Bidstart 8/6. 168 lots

Wed. Aug. 14th
Chiswick Auctions. London. Books and Works on Paper. 232 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books, Maps and Documents. 250 lots
Purcell Auctioneers. Birr. Antiques and Collectables -Books and Prints, Advertising Signs. 96 lots
Trafford Books. Manchester. Books, Photos & Ephemera, Postcards, Stamps and Postal History.. 244 lots
Tooveys. West Sussex. Prints, Maps and Posters. 140 lots

Thu. Aug. 15th
RR Auction. Amherst. Pop Culture, Featuring Woodstock - Online bidstart 8/8. 542 lots
Heritage Auctions. Chicago. ANA World's Fair of Money Currency Platinum Night Auction. 123 lots

Sat. Aug. 17th
Addison and Sarova. Macon. Rare Books and Ephemera. 614 lots
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. Summer Magic Auction - Online only. 276 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 191 lots

Sun. Aug. 18th
Bourgeault-Horan Antiquarians & Associates, LLC. Portsmouth NH . Summer Americana and Marine Auction. 29 lots
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Dickens, Sci-Fi, Catholic, Pulp, Antique, Decorative, etc.. 76 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Library of a Midwestern Collector<br>November 5, 2019</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 5:</b> DARWIN, Charles. <i>On the Origin of Species.</i> London John Murray, 1859. FIRST EDITION. THE VERY FINE MELLON-GARDEN COPY. $120,000 to $180,000
    <b>Hindman Auctions Auctioneers, Nov. 5:</b> ECKERT, J. P, H. H. GOLDSTINE, and J. G. BRAINERD. <i>Description of the ENIAC and comments on electronic digital computing machines.</i> N.p., 1945. FIRST EDITION, INSCRIBED BY GOLDSTINE. $5,000 to $7,000
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 5:</b> EUCLID. <i>Elementa geometriae.</i> Translated from the Arabic by Adelard of Bath. Venice: Erhard Ratdolt, 25 May 1482. FIRST EDITION. $60,000 to $80,000
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Library of a Midwestern Collector<br>November 5, 2019</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 5:</b> [HAMILTON, Alexander, James MADISON and John JAY]. <i>The Federalist: A Collection of Essays…</i> New York: John and Andrew M'Lean, 1788. FIRST EDITION. $60,000 to $80,000
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 5:</b> GALILEI, Galileo. <i>Dialogo...Dove ne i congressi di quattro giornate si discorre sopra i due massimi sistemi del mondo Tolemaico, e Copernicano.</i> Florence, 1632. FIRST EDITION. $30,000 to $40,000
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 5:</b> JOYCE, James. <i>Ulysses.</i> Paris: Shakespeare and Company, 1922. FIRST EDITION, ONE OF 100 COPIES SIGNED BY JOYCE. $120,000 to $180,000
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Library of a Midwestern Collector<br>November 5, 2019</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 5:</b> KEYNES, John Maynard. <i>The General Theory of Employment Interest and Money.</i> London: Macmillan, 1936. FIRST EDITION. $5,000 to $7,000
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 5:</b> NEWTON, Isaac, Sir. <i>Philosophiae naturalis principia mathematica.</i> London: Joseph Streater for the Royal Society, 1687. FIRST EDITION. $150,000 to $250,000
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 5:</b> ROWLING, J. K. <i>Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.</i> London: Bloomsbury, 1997. FIRST EDITION, SIGNED BY ROWLING. $80,000 to $120,000
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 5:</b> SMITH, Adam. <i>An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations.</i> London: for W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1776. FIRST EDITION. $70,000 to $90,000
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 24:</b> Sir Isaac Newton, <i>Opticks,</i> first edition, first issue, London, 1704. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 24:</b> Johannes Jacobus Canis, <i>De modo studendi in utroque iure,</i> first edition, Padua, 1476. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 24:</b> Pope Clemens V, <i>Constitutiones,</i> Nuremberg, 1482. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 24:</b> Nicolaus Panormitanus de Tudeschis, <i>Lectura super V libris Decretalium,</i> Basel, 1480-81. $5,000 to $7,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 24:</b> Michael Faraday, <i>Experimental Researches in Electricity,</i> complete set, first editions, London, 1832-56. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 24:</b> William Gilbert, <i>Tractatus sive physiologia nova de magnete,</i> Sedini, 1628. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 24:</b> John Bulwer, <i>Philocophus,</i> first edition of the first book in English on the deaf, London, 1648. $1,000 to $2,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 24:</b> James Cook, complete set, 9 volumes, London, 1773-84. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 24:</b> Nicolaus Bertrand, <i>Opus de Tholosano[rum] Gestis ab Urbe Condita,</i> with the earliest known view of the city of Toulouse, 1515. $2,000 to $3,000.
  • <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts Including Americana<br>November 6, 2019</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 6:</b> RATZER, Bernard. <i>Plan of the City of New York in North America, surveyed in the years 1766 & 1767.</i> London: Jefferys and Faden, “Jan.y” 12, 1776. $80,000 to $120,000
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 6:</b> [KELMSCOTT PRESS]. COCKERELL, Sydney C. <i>Some German Woodcuts of the Fifteenth Century.</i> Hammersmith: The Kelmscott Press, 1897 [issued 1898]. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 6:</b> [GOLDEN COCKEREL PRESS]. KEATS, John. <i>Lamia, Isabella, the Eve of Saint Agnes and Other Poems.</i> Waltham Saint Lawrence, Berkshire: The Golden Cockerel Press, 1928. $6,000 to $8,000
    <center> <b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts Including Americana<br>November 6, 2019</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 6:</b> [GRANT, Ulysses S.— GRANT, Julia, First Lady]. Carved Applewood and 18-karat Gold Jewelry Suite, Browne & Spaulding, Jewelers, New York City, 1865. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 6:</b> [LINCOLN ASSASSINATION]. GARDNER, Alexander. <i>Incidents of the War |Sic Semper Sicariis</i> [caption title]. Washington, D. C.: Philip & Solomons, 1865. $5,000 to $7,000
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 6:</b> A COMPLETE COLLECTION of 115 titles published in R. R. Donnelley's Lakeside Classics series. Chicago, 1903-2017. COMPLETE RUN OF THE LONGEST-RUNNING CONTINUOUS SERIES OF BOOKS IN THE WORLD. $5,000 to $7,000
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts Including Americana<br>November 6, 2019</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 6:</b> GLEIZES, Albert. METZINGER, Jean. <i>Du Cubisme.</i> Paris, 1947. LIMITED EDITION, number 19 of 20 copies on papier d'Auvergne. $3,000 to $4,000
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 6:</b> [THE LITTLE REVIEW]. ANDERSON, Margaret, ed. POUND, Ezra, ed. HEAP, Jane, ed. <i>The Little Review.</i> Vol. I, No. 1 through Vol. XII, No. 2. 1914-1929. $3,000 to $4,000
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 6:</b> [MOUNTENEY, Leonard, binder]. LOUŸS, Pierre. <i>Songs of Bilitis.</i> Chicago: Argus Books, 1931. $2,000 to $3,000
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 6:</b> [HANCOCK, John]. Partly-printed U.S. Loan-Office Transfer Certificate issued on behalf of Hancock. Sgn’d on recto by William Imlay, as Commissioner of Loans of Connecticut. 28 February 1793. $2,000 to $3,000
  • <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> SMITH, CHRISTOPHER WEBB. 1793-1871. <i>Indian Ornithology.</i> [Patna, India]: 1828. $50,000 to $80,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> DUPRÉ, LOUIS. 1789-1837. <i>Voyage à Athènes et à Constantinople, ou Collection de portraits, vues et costumes grecs et ottomans.</i> Paris: Dondey-Dupré, 1825. $60,000 to $90,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> ADAMS, JOHN. Autograph Letter Signed ("J Adams"), [to Dr. Perkins?] while recovering from his small pox inoculation, [late-April, 1764]. $30,000 to $50,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> AUSTEN, JANE. Autograph Letter Signed ("J. Austen"), to her sister Cassandra, 4 pp, "Thursday – after dinner," [September 16, 1813,] Henrietta St. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> AUDUBON, JOHN JAMES. 1785-1851. <i>The Birds of America, from Drawings Made in the United States and Their Territories.</i> New York & Philadelphia: J.J. Audubon & J.B. Chevalier, 1840-1844. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> DODWELL, EDWARD. 1767-1832. <i>Views in Greece.</i> London: Rodwell and Martin, 1821. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> JAMES, JESSE. Autograph Letter Signed ("Jesse W. James"), to Mr. Flood demanding Flood retract spurious accusations, 3 pp, June 5, 1875. $200,000 to $300,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> DE CORDOBA, JACOB. <i>Map of the State of Texas.</i> New York, 1866. $15,000 to $20,000
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> ARNOLD, BENEDICT. Autograph bookseller's receipt for Dr. John Dickinson, Signed ("B. Arnold"), February 1767. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> EINSTEIN, ALBERT. 4 Typed Letters Signed ("A Einstein") to Cleveland E. Dodge offering early reports on the meetings of the Emergency Committee of Atomic Scientists. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> EISENHOWER, DWIGHT D. Typed Letter Signed ("Dwight D. Eisenhower") to General Henri Giraud written from a secret bunker in Gibraltar on the eve of Operation Torch, November 4 [but 6], 1942. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> Early Broadside Printing of the GADSDEN PURCHASE, Puebla, August 16, 1854. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> ALLEN, ETHAN. Autograph Letter Signed to Crevecouer during the Constitutional Debates in Congress, 2 pp, August 29, 1787. $30,000 to $50,000.