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Twenty-five Auctions Archived, 39 Sales Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday, November 26th, 2016, 25 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 8 denominated in euros, 1 in British pounds, and 16 in US dollars.  Turnover was $27,074,340 as 9,484 lots were offered and 7,762 sold for an 82% success rate.  It was a strong week.

 

For the week ahead 39 sales are scheduled.

 

7 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Heritage AuctionsComics on November 18th: $9,927,872 
ArtcurialThe World of Herge - Tintin's Creator on November 19th: $3,521,790 
ChristiesComic Strips on November 19th: $3,406,045 
Doyle New YorkRare Books, Autographs and Photographs on November 22nd: $2,188,600 
Kedem AuctionRare and Important Items on November 15th: $2,129,622 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters on November 20th: $1,918,571 
ArtcurialComic Strips on November 18th: $1,228,571 

1 auction saw total sales exceed 100% of the high estimates of all lots offered: 

Burgersdijk and NiermansRare Books on November 16th: 145.68% 


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

Aspire AuctionsFine Art - Prints, Online bistart 10/21 on October 29th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsComics on November 18th: 99.87% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 11/13 on November 20th: 99.87% 
National Book Auctions16th Century, Children's, Emblem on November 20th: 99.06% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters on November 20th: 97.60% 
John McInnis AuctioneersAmericana - Books and Prints; War Memorabilia on November 11th: 95.52% 
Charlton HallFall Auction on November 19th: 93.33% 
Brunk AuctionsBooks, Prints on November 19th: 87.88% 
Doyle New YorkRare Books, Autographs and Photographs on November 22nd: 87.87% 
Kedem AuctionRare and Important Items on November 15th: 82.53% 
 
Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Artcurial On a marché sur la Lune on November 19th Actual price: USD $1,646,512.
  2. Christies TINTIN ON A MARCHÉ SUR LA LUNE (T.17) on November 19th Actual price: USD $638,650.
  3. Doyle New York The Present State of the British Colonies in America, also known as The Hillsborough Colonial Returns. on November 22nd Actual price: USD $394,000.
  4. Heritage Auctions Superman #1 on November 18th Actual price: USD $358,500.
  5. Heritage Auctions The Amazing Spider-Man #1 Curator Pedigree on November 18th Actual price: USD $262,900.
  6. Christies TINTIN TINTIN ET LE THERMO-ZERO 1960 on November 19th Actual price: USD $244,330.
  7. Heritage Auctions Steve Ditko Amazing Spider-Man #27 Splash Page 1 Original Art on November 18th Actual price: USD $239,000.
  8. Heritage Auctions Batman #1 on November 18th Actual price: USD $239,000.
  9. Christies ASTÉRIX ASTÉRIX EN HISPANIE (T.14) on November 19th Actual price: USD $212,530.
  10. Heritage Auctions Casablanca (Warner Brothers, R-1953). Italian 2 - Fogli (39.5" X 55") Luigi Martinati Artwork. on November 20th Actual price: USD $203,150.
  11. Kedem Auction Pair of Torah finials, created by the Jewish silversmith Abraham Lopes de Oliveyra. on November 15th Actual price: USD $196,800.
  12. Heritage Auctions Casablanca (Warner Brothers, 1942). Half Sheet (22" X 28") Style B. on November 20th Actual price: USD $167,300.
  13. Artcurial Carte neige on November 19th Actual price: USD $155,544.
  14. Doyle New York The Pennsylvania Journal; and the Weekly Advertiser. on November 22nd Actual price: USD $150,000.
  15. Heritage Auctions Robert Crumb Thrilling Murder Comics #3 "Jumpin' Jack Flash" Complete 4-Page Story Original Art on November 18th Actual price: USD $143,400.
  16. Kedem Auction Letter from the Cairo geniza, by Rabbi Shlomo Cohen of Alexandria (Egypt), to his father Rabbi Yehuda who resided in Fustat (now a part of the 'Old Egypt' area in Cairo), Shvat 1148. on November 15th Actual price: USD $135,300.
  17. Heritage Auctions Robert Crumb Mondo Snarfo "Grim Grids" Complete 3-Page Story Original Art on November 18th Actual price: USD $131,450.
  18. Artcurial Astérix le Gaulois on November 18th Actual price: USD $108,205.
  19. Heritage Auctions Flash Comics #1 on November 18th Actual price: USD $107,550.
  20. Heritage Auctions More Fun Comics #73 on November 18th Actual price: USD $104,563.
  21. Kedem Auction Handwritten volume, compilation of compositions of the Arizal's kabbalah, with teachings of R. Israel Sarug, including an unknown composition. on November 15th Actual price: USD $104,550.
  22. Heritage Auctions Alex Raymond Flash Gordon Sunday Comic Strip Original Art dated 8-14-38 on November 18th Actual price: USD $95,600.
  23. Christies JARRE TINTIN LOTUS BLEU on November 19th Actual price: USD $91,690.
  24. Kedem Auction A volume of handwritten halachic responsa, including original letters by various writers. on November 15th Actual price: USD $86,100.
  25. Artcurial Carte neige on November 19th Actual price: USD $81,154.



25 total sales reported this week:

Purcell Auctioneers. Books on October 26th: 76.25%
Charlton Hall. Fall Auction on November 19th: 93.33%
JellyFishTree. Collectible Books on November 9th: 37.96%
Aspire Auctions. Fine Art - Prints, Online bistart 10/21 on October 29th: 100.00%
Brunk Auctions. Books, Prints on November 19th: 87.88%
Artcurial. The World of Herge - Tintin's Creator on November 19th: 66.95%
Artcurial. Comic Strips on November 18th: 64.86%
National Book Auctions. 16th Century, Children's, Emblem on November 20th: 99.06%
Skinner. Studio Art online - Prints on November 18th: 60.66%
Doyle New York. Rare Books, Autographs and Photographs on November 22nd: 87.87%
Kedem Auction. Rare and Important Items on November 15th: 82.53%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on November 22nd: 79.27%
RR Auction. Music and Entertainment - Internet bidstart 11/10 on November 17th: 56.91%
Cowans Auctions. American History on November 18th: 75.84%
PIASA. Editions : prints, illustrated books, multiples on November 17th: 58.93%
Christies. Comic Strips on November 19th: 63.33%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Books & Works on Paper, inc. Literature,Children’s & Illustrated Books on November 18th: 68.10%
Eldreds. Fall Americana and Paintings on November 19th: 58.06%
Neret Minet and Tessier. Posters on November 18th: 55.75%
Alexander Historical Auctions. Asian Manuscripts, Propaganda & Antiques on November 17th: 57.53%
John McInnis Auctioneers. Americana - Books and Prints; War Memorabilia on November 11th: 95.52%
Burgersdijk and Niermans. Rare Books on November 16th: 79.50%
Heritage Auctions. Comics on November 18th: 99.87%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters on November 20th: 97.60%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 11/13 on November 20th: 99.87%


For the week ahead 39 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Nov. 28th
Dorotheum . Vienna. Autographs. 328 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 56 lots

Tue. Nov. 29th
Sothebys. London. Music and Continental Books and Manuscripts. 222 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Start Collecting: Part 1. 96 lots
Jacksons Auction. Cedar Falls, Iowa . World Treasures Featuring Important Russian, European, Asian & American Works. 13 lots
Winner's Auctions and Exhibitions. Jerusalem. Rare Books & Manuscripts, Rabbinical & Admors letters, Maps of Jerusalem, Judiaca. 407 lots
Ader. PARIS. Letters, Autographs and Manuscripts.

Wed. Nov. 30th
Bonhams. London. Prints and Multiples. 308 lots
Christies. London - King Street. Giancarlo Bettrame Library of Science Books, Part 2. 368 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Photography. 345 lots
Tajan. Paris. Prints. 299 lots
Tooveys. West Sussex. Prints. 11 lots
Chiswick Auctions. London. Printed Books and Manuscripts. 262 lots
Ader. PARIS. Letters, Autographs and Manuscripts.

Thu. Dec. 1st
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Books, Maps and Ephemera.
Swann Galleries. New York. Art, Press & Illustrated Books. 250 lots
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Photography. 122 lots
Christies. London - King Street. Valuable Printed Books and Manuscripts. 165 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Books with Children's Literature, Art and Illustrated. 502 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Editions - Prints. 22 lots
Anteo Subastas. San Sebastián. December Auction - Prints. 13 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Autographs, Memorabilia and Vintage Posters. 711 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Asian Art at Auction - Prints, Books. 74 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Prints and Photographs. 134 lots

Fri. Dec. 2nd
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Louisiana Purchase Auction - Day 1 - Historical Documents, Maps and Prints. 126 lots
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Books, Maps and Ephemera.
ALDE. Paris. Original Editions from the 19th-21st Centuries. 223 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Photographs Curated by Lou Proud. 74 lots
Guernseys. New York, NY. The Neil Leifer Photographic Collection - Day 1. 200 lots
Rago Arts and Auctions. Lambertville. Remix: Timeless Style - Prints and Photographs. 19 lots

Sat. Dec. 3rd
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. Winter Magic: The Rex Conklin Library and Other Fine Conjuring Collections. 550 lots
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Prints and Multiples. 161 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Americana & Political. 682 lots
Guernseys. New York, NY. The Neil Leifer Photographic Collection - Day 2. 432 lots
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Louisiana Purchase Auction - Day 2 - Manuscript, Maps, Prints. 36 lots

Sun. Dec. 4th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 11/27.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 11/27.
Pierre Berge and Associes. Paris. Private Collection: Artists' Books and Catalogues. 113 lots
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Louisiana Purchase Auction - Day 3 - Manuscript, Maps, Prints.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>Bonhams: Results from Fine Books and Manuscripts on March 9, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN. Autograph Manuscript sketch-leaf part of the score of the Scottish Songs, "Sunset" Op. 108 no 2. [Vienna, February 1818]. Inscribed by Alexander Wheelock Thayer. SOLD for $131,250
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> Violin belonging to Albert Einstein, presented to him by Oscar H. Steger, 1933. SOLD for $516,500
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> EINSTEIN, ALBERT. Autograph Letter Signed ("Papa") to his son Hans Albert, discussing his involvement with the atomic bomb, September 2, 1945. SOLD for $106,250
    <b>Bonhams: Results from Fine Books and Manuscripts on March 9, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> HAMILTON, ALEXANDER. Autograph Letter Signed, to Baron von Steuben, with extensive notes of Von Steuben's aide Benjamin Walker, June 12, 1780. SOLD for $16,250
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> NEWTON, ISAAC. Autograph Manuscript in Latin, being detailed instructions on making the philosopher's stone. 8 pp. 1790s. SOLD for $275,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> 1869 Inauguration Bible of President Ulysses S. Grant. SOLD for $118,750
  • <b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers:<br>Rare & Collectors’ Sale. May 2, 2018</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> Extremely Fine Copy of Fantasy Classic. Tolkien (J.R.R.) <i>The Hobbit, or There and Back Again,</i> L. (George Allen & Unwin Ltd. Museum Street) 1937. €20,000 to €30,000
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> Incunabula. [Sirectus, Antonius] O’Fihely (Maurice)Abp. <i>Formalitates de Mente Doctoris Subtilis Scoti Nec Non Stephai Burlifer cum novis additionibus…</i> Venice 14th December 1051 (ie. 1501). €3,000 to €4,000
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> Original Book Illustrations by Pamela Leonard. Illustrations: Regan (Peter) Touchstone, 8vo D. (Mount Salas Press) 1989. €3,500 to €4,500
    <b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers:<br>Rare & Collectors’ Sale. May 2, 2018</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> [Petit (Jean), Prevel (Jean) & Gregory (Pope)] [Gregorius]. <i>Compendium Textuale Compillationis decretalium Gregorri noni sine qua…</i>, Paris [Dec. 1524]. €350 to €500
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> Excessively Rare – V. Fine Copy. [Mac Mahon]. <i>Jus Primatiale Armacanum, In Omnes Archiepiscopos, Episcopos, et Universum Clerum</i>… [n.p.] 1728. €750 to €1,000
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> Madden (R.R.). <i>Travels in Turkey, Egypt, Nubia and Palestine in 1824, 1825, 1826 and 1827,</i> 2 vols. 1822. €500 to €700
    <b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers:<br>Rare & Collectors’ Sale. May 2, 2018</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> Early English Herbal. Gerarde (John). The Herball or General History of Plants, thick folio L. (John Norton) 1597. €700 to €1,000
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> The Tehran World War 2 Conference Photograph: [Tehran Conference 1943] An important and iconic Group Photograph showing Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin. €80 to €120
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> Natural History Specimens from Jersey Jersey Islands: Westacton [Mrs Acton] Collection of 53 original dried examples of Seaweed collected in Jersey, c. 1860. €300 to €400
    <b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers:<br>Rare & Collectors’ Sale. May 2, 2018</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> Plyglot Bible: Hutteri (Eliae). <i>Biblia Sacra, Ebraice, Chaldaice, Graece, Latinae, Germanice, Sclavonice.</i> Lg. folio Nurimberg 1599. €250 to €350
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> The American Invasion 1888: “First Ever G.A.A. Hurling Match in America” Medal: G.A.A., The Invaders, 1888. €2,000 to €3,000
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> “Babe” Ruth and the G.A.A. G.A.A. & Baseball: A unique and early Sporting Association. An original Spalding B12 Baseball Bat. €4,000 to €6,000
  • <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Charles Darwin on sexuality and the transmission of hereditary characteristics: Autograph Letter Signed to Lawson Tait. Down, 17 January [1877].
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> MILTON, JOHN. <i>Paradise Lost. A Poem written in ten books.</i> London: 1667. A very rare example with the contemporary binding untouched and with a 1667 title page.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Hamilton secures the ratification of the Constitution: <i>The Debates and Proceedings of the Convention of the State of New-York, assembled at Poughkeespsie, on the 17th June, 1788.</i>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> The social contract “Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains”: ROUSSEAU, JEAN-JACQUES. <i>Principes du Droit Politique [Du Contract Social]</i>. Amsterdam: Michel Rey, 1762
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> “The first English textbook on geometrical land-measurement and surveying”: BENESE, RICHARD. <i>This Boke Sheweth the Maner of Measurynge All Maner of Lande…</i>
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> Jacques-Émile Ruhlmann, wallpaper sample book, circa 1919. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> Archive from a late office of the Breuer & Smith architectural team, New York, 1960-70s. $3,500 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> William Morris, <i>The Story of the Glittering Plain or the Land of Living Men,</i> illustrated by Walter Crane, Kelmscott Press, Hammersmith, 1894. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> Gustave Doré, <i>La Sainte Bible selon la Vulgate,</i> Tours, 1866. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> Gustav Klimt & Max Eisler, <i>Eine Nachlese,</i> complete set, Vienna, 1931. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b><br>Eric Allatini & Gerda Wegener, <i>Sur Talons Rouges,</i> with original watercolor by Wegener, Paris, 1929. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b><br>C.P. Cavafy, <i>Fourteen Poems,</i> illustrated & signed by David Hockney, London, 1966. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> Jean Midolle, <i>Spécimen des Écritures Modernes...</i>, Strasbourg, 1834-35. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b><br>E.A. Seguy, <i>Floréal: Dessins & Coloris Nouveaux,</i> Paris, 1925. $3,000 to $4,000.