• <b>Announcing a new Books for Sale platform hosted by Biblio!</b>
    <b>List your books simultaneously on Rare Book Hub and Biblio!</b>
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14: 19th & 20th Century Literature</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b><br><i>The Centenary Edition of the Works of Ian Fleming</i>, one of 26 lettered sets, 18 volumes, London, 2008. $25,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> William Faulkner, <i>The Marble Faun</i>, first edition, signed & inscribed to Dorothy Wilcox by Faulkner & Phil Stone, Boston, 1924. $18,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> Maurice Sendak, <i>Where the Wild Things Are</i>, first edition, signed & inscribed to William Archibald, New York, 1963. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14: 19th & 20th Century Literature</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> Anne Frank, <i>Het Achterhuis</i>, first edition, in first state jacket, Amsterdam, 1947. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> Roald Dahl, <i>Charlie and the Chocolate Factory</i>, first edition, signed, New York, 1964. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b><br>Ray Bradbury, <i>Fahrenheit 451</i>, first limited edition bound in Johns-Manville Quinterra, New York, 1953. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14: 19th & 20th Century Literature</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> Benjamin Graham, <i>The Intelligent Investor</i>, first edition, in original dust jacket, New York, 1949. $4,500 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> Anna Sewell, <i>Black Beauty</i>, first edition, inscribed, London, 1877. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> Arthur Conan Doyle, <i>A Study in Scarlet</i>, first American edition, Philadelphia, 1890. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14: 19th & 20th Century Literature</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> James Fenimore Cooper, <i>The Last of the Mohicans</i>, first edition, two volumes, Philadelphia, 1826. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> Amelia Earhart, <i>20 hrs. 40 mins. Our Flight in Friendship</i>, limited first edition, signed, New York, 1928. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> Philip K. Dick, <i>World of Chance</i>, first edition, signed, London, 1956. $3,000 to $4,000.
  • <b>Sotheby’s New York: The Magnificent Botanical Library of D. F. Allen. October 26, 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Oct. 26:</b> Redouté, Pierre Joseph, and Claude Antoine Thory. <i>Les Roses</I>. Paris: Firmin Didot, 1817–1824. Est. $225,000 to $325,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Oct. 26:</b> Trew, Jakob Christoph. <i>Hortus Nitidissimis Omnen Per Annum Superbiens Floribus</i>… Nuremberg: Johann Joseph Fleischmann, 1750 [–1786]. Est. $200,000 to $300,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Oct. 26:</b> Trew, Christoph Jakob, and Benedict Christian Vogel. <i>Plantæ Selectæ</i>…[Nuremberg:] 1750–1773; Supplement, [Augsburg:] 1790 [–1792]. Est. $200,000 to $300,000
    <b>Sotheby’s New York: The Magnificent Botanical Library of D. F. Allen. October 26, 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Oct. 26:</b> Jacquin, Nikolaus Joseph von. <i>Plantarum Rariorum Horti Caesarei Schönbrunnensis Descriptiones Et Icones.</i>Vienna; London; Leiden, 1797–1804. Est. $180,000 to $250,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Oct. 26:</b> Weinmann, Johann Wilhelm. <i>Phytanthoza Iconographia; Sive Conspectus Aliquot Millium, Tam Indigenarum Quam Exoticarum</i>… Regensburg, 1735–1737–1745. Est. $120,000 to $180,000
  • <b>19th Century Shop’s Catalog 170 Great Books and Photos. Please inquire for a copy.</b>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Exodus 10:10 to 16:15. Complete Biblical scroll sheet in Hebrew, a Torah scroll panel. Middle East, ca. 10th or 11th century.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Copernicus Refuted. (Astronomy.). Scientific manuscript of a course of studies at Collège de la Trinité, Lyon. 1660s.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Israel’s War of Independence and the Early Days of the IDF. 58 photographs presented to Israel Ber, IDF officer and later convicted spy.
    <b>19th Century Shop’s Catalog 170 Great Books and Photos. Please inquire for a copy.</b>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Early Unpublished Darwin letter on the races of man. Autograph Letter Signed [to Henry Denny]. Down, Kent, June 1, [1844].
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Classic Image of American Slavery. Kimball, M. H. <i>Emancipated Slaves</i>. New York: George Hanks, 1863.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> (Underground Railroad.) Scaggs, Isaac. Important Runaway Slave Poster: $500 Reward Ran away, or decoyed from the subscriber…

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Twenty-four Auctions Archived, 21 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday, February 4th, 24 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 9 auctions denominated in euros, 3 in British pounds, and 12 in US dollars.  Sales were $4,357,845 as 5,967 lots were offered and 4,678 sold for a 78% success rate.  The pace is picking up.



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

De Baecque and AssociesChina and Asian Art - Letters and Prints on January 25th: 258.30% 
Kedem AuctionOnline Auction – Jewish Art and Artists on January 17th: 147.64% 
BonhamsTravel and Exploration on February 1st: 140.82% 
Gonnelli Casa DAsteBooks, Manuscripts and Autographs on January 31st: 128.56% 
Brunk AuctionsJanuary Sale on January 27th: 106.11% 


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

Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 1/22 on January 29th: 99.33% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 1/22 on January 29th: 97.53% 
Brunk AuctionsJanuary Sale on January 27th: 94.67% 
Kedem AuctionOnline Auction – Jewish Art and Artists on January 17th: 92.86% 
Lancaster Mennonite Historical SocietyRare, Out of Print and Used Books on January 13th: 90.59% 
BonhamsTravel and Exploration on February 1st: 88.24% 
Potomack CompanySpecial Collections and Estates - Prints on January 28th: 85.29% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on January 31st: 83.33% 
Cowans AuctionsHistorical Autographs and Maps - Internet bidstart 1/19 on January 30th: 80.82% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on January 25th: 80.44% 
 
 
 
Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Arader Galleries Audubon Aquatint Engraving, Fish Hawk or Osprey on January 28th Actual price: USD $109,800.
  2. Bonhams Aurora Australis on February 1st Actual price: USD $87,313.
  3. Arader Galleries Audubon Aquatint Engraving, Summer, or Wood Duck on January 28th Actual price: USD $79,300.
  4. Arader Galleries Audubon Aquatint Engraving, Long-Billed Curlew on January 28th Actual price: USD $73,200.
  5. Arader Galleries Audubon Aquatint Engraving, Great Horned Owl on January 28th Actual price: USD $51,850.
  6. Bonhams Album containing 37 large photographs by White taken in 1905 on February 1st Actual price: USD $50,800.
  7. Arader Galleries Audubon Aquatint Engraving, Virginia Partridge on January 28th Actual price: USD $48,800.
  8. Arader Galleries Audubon Aquatint Engraving, Canvas-Backed Duck on January 28th Actual price: USD $48,800.
  9. Skinner Le joueur de diole on January 27th Actual price: USD $43,050.
  10. Arader Galleries Audubon Aquatint Engraving, Wild Turkey (Female) on January 28th Actual price: USD $39,650.
  11. Arader Galleries John Webber, Winter Scene in Kamchatka Oil Painting on January 28th Actual price: USD $36,600.
  12. Forum Auctions Greek medical manuscript.- Iatrosophion on January 25th Actual price: USD $34,650.
  13. Arader Galleries Audubon Aquatint Engraving, Great White Heron on January 28th Actual price: USD $33,550.
  14. Forum Auctions Practica musicae on January 25th Actual price: USD $31,500.
  15. Arader Galleries Audubon Aquatint Engraving, White-Headed Eagle on January 28th Actual price: USD $30,500.
  16. Skinner Art Critic on January 27th Actual price: USD $27,060.
  17. Bonhams African Scenery and Animals at the Cape of Good Hope on February 1st Actual price: USD $26,988.
  18. Arader Galleries Audubon Aquatint Engraving, Great Cinereous Owl on January 28th Actual price: USD $24,400.
  19. Bonhams Log of midshipman A. N. ["Neville"] Pepper on February 1st Actual price: USD $23,813.
  20. Forum Auctions Epitome proverbiorum Tarrhaei et Didymi [graece], on January 25th Actual price: USD $23,625.
  21. Skinner Signs on January 27th Actual price: USD $23,370.
  22. Gonnelli Casa DAste Horae BMV secundum usum Romanae Curiae. on January 31st Actual price: USD $22,950.
  23. Skinner Marcel Duchamp, New York on January 27th Actual price: USD $22,140.
  24. Skinner Portrait on January 27th Actual price: USD $22,140.
  25. Forum Auctions Commedia. Paradiso on January 25th Actual price: USD $22,050.



24 total sales reported this week:

Gonnelli Casa DAste. Books, Manuscripts and Autographs on January 31st: 67.15%
De Baecque and Associes. China and Asian Art - Letters and Prints on January 25th: 44.30%
Bonhams. Travel and Exploration on February 1st: 88.24%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Photo Opportunities on January 31st: 17.43%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on January 31st: 83.33%
Cowans Auctions. Historical Autographs and Maps - Internet bidstart 1/19 on January 30th: 80.82%
Rossini. Photojournalism on January 28th: 24.49%
Brunk Auctions. January Sale on January 27th: 94.67%
OSENAT. Automobilia on January 28th: 76.14%
Potomack Company. Special Collections and Estates - Prints on January 28th: 85.29%
Auctionata. Space History Sale on January 27th: 57.14%
Tajan. A Doctor's Library on January 27th: 65.02%
Tajan. Modern and Contemporary Works of Art - Prints on January 26th: 33.33%
Audap and Mirabaud. Prints on January 24th: 60.87%
Grays Auctioneers. Fine Art, Furniture and Decorative Arts - Prints on January 18th: 75.93%
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Rare, Out of Print and Used Books on January 13th: 90.59%
Eldreds. Prints in Art and Collectibles - Internet bidstart 1/14 on January 24th: 60.71%
Arader Galleries. Winter 2017 Auction on January 28th: 72.18%
PBA Galleries. Fine Literature and Modern First Editions on January 26th: 79.37%
Skinner. Fine Prints, Photographs on January 27th: 77.89%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 1/22 on January 29th: 97.53%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 1/22 on January 29th: 99.33%
Kedem Auction. Online Auction – Jewish Art and Artists on January 17th: 92.86%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on January 25th: 80.44%


For the week ahead 21 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Feb. 6th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 74 lots

Tue. Feb. 7th
Forum Auctions in Italy. Roma. Fine Books and Works on Paper. 93 lots
Kedem Auction. Jerusalem . Judaica: Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters. 475 lots
Il Ponte. Milan. Home Decor Modern Art, Modernism, Books - Session 1 and 2: Interior Design - Prints. 44 lots

Wed. Feb. 8th
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. Autographs and Manuscripts. 229 lots
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Three Day Books, Maps, Ephemera, Pictures & Prints Sale - Day 1.. 747 lots
Old World Auctions. Glen Allen. Antique Maps, Globes, Charts, Atlases & Vintage Graphics. 825 lots
Sothebys. Paris. Books and Manuscripts. 148 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Autographs and Artifacts - Internet bidstart 1/20. 767 lots

Thu. Feb. 9th
James D Julia Auctioneers. Fairfield. Fine Art, Asian and Antiques. 94 lots
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Three Day Books, Maps, Ephemera, Pictures & Prints Sale - Day 2.. 227 lots
Il Ponte. Milan. Home Decor Modern Art, Modernism, Books - Session 5 and 6: Modern Art and Interior Design - Prints. 105 lots

Fri. Feb. 10th
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Lee's Summit . Photographs, Prints. 18 lots
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Three Day Books, Maps, Ephemera, Pictures & Prints Sale. - Day 3. 95 lots
Il Ponte. Milan. Home Decor Modern Art, Modernism, Books - Session 7 and 8: Interior Design - Prints. 48 lots

Sat. Feb. 11th
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . February Estate Auction. 36 lots
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Winter Estate Auction. 70 lots
Artcurial. Paris. AUTOMOBILIA RÉTROMOBILE 2017. 29 lots

Sun. Feb. 12th
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Rare Books and Manuscripts. 220 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 2/5.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 2/5.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>Results from Bonhams’ sale of <i>Fine Books & Manuscripts Featuring Exploration and Travel</i></b>
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Columbus. De Insulis nuper in mari Indico repertis. Basel, 1494. SOLD for $751,500
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Cook in Tahiti. [Playbill]. [Germany, c.1840.] SOLD for $6,250
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Aa, Pieter van der. Naaukeurige versameling der gedenk-waardigste zee en land-reysen. Leyden, 1706-8. SOLD for $35,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Dürer. Underweysung der messung [and two more]. Nuremberg, 1525-8. SOLD for $175,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Cortes, Hernan. A Pleito signed by Antonio de Mendoza in the case of Hernan Cortes. 1542. SOLD for $8750
    <b>Results from Bonhams’ <i>The Air and Space Sale</i></b>
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 27:</b> Russian Kholod 5D67 HFL Rocket Engine. SOLD for $25,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 27:</b> Neil Armstrong Apollo Era Training Glove. SOLD for $50,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 27:</b> Full Scale Sputnik-1 EMC/EMI Lab Model. SOLD for $847,500
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 27:</b> SOLRAD GREB Spy Satellite Engineering Dummy. SOLD for $10,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 27:</b> Soviet LK-3 Lunar Lander Model. SOLD for $25,000
  • <b>Sotheby’s London: Fine Autograph Letters and Manuscripts from a Distinguished Private Collection. Part I: Music. 26 October 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s London Oct 26:</b> Beethoven, Ludwig van. Autograph Manuscript of the Canon "Ewig Dein" Woo 161, signed at the end ("...[Ewig] Dein...Freund Ludwig Van Beethowen"). Est. £120,000 to £150,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London Oct 26:</b> Brahms, Johannes. Autograph Manuscript of the "Geistliches Wiegenlied", Op.91 No.2, for Contralto, Viola And Piano, the original version of 1864, signed and inscribed at the end by the composer. Est. £200,000 to £250,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London Oct 26:</b> Chopin, Frédéric. Autograph Manuscript of the Opening of the Étude Op.25 No.2, in A-Flat Major, signed and dated ("Paris Ce 28 Avril F. Chopin"). Est. £100,000 to £150,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London: Fine Autograph Letters and Manuscripts from a Distinguished Private Collection. Part I: Music. 26 October 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s London Oct 26:</b> Haydn, Joseph. Autograph Letter Signed ("Jos Haydn[Paraph]"), to the Baden Choirmaster Anton Stoll, 30 July 1802. Est. £20,000 to £30,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London Oct 26:</b> Verdi, Giuseppe. Autograph Working Manuscript of a scene from Ernani. Est. £100,000 to £150,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London Oct 26:</b> Verdi, Giuseppe. Highly Important Series of Thirty-Six Autograph Letters Signed to The Librettist Salvadore Cammarano, written between 1844 And 1851, the greater part unpublished and unrecorded. Est. £250,000 to £300,000
  • <b>Sotheby’s Paris: Books & Manuscripts. 30 October 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, Oct. 30:</b> MARCEL PROUST. Du côté de chez Swann. Grasset, 1913. First edition. One of 5 copies on Japan paper, inscribed by the author to Louis Brun. Est. €400,000 - 600,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, Oct. 30:</b> Saint-Exupéry. <i>25 Autograph Illustrated Letters to his Friend Charles Sallès</i>. Est. €30,000-50,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, Oct. 30:</b> French Revolution, 1793. Déclaration des droits de l’Homme. 2,55 x 1,30m. A monumental wallpaper poster of the 1793 version, with hand-colored highlights. Unique copy. Est. €100,000 - 150,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, Oct. 30:</b> GIAMBATTISTA PIRANESI. <i>Vedute di Roma</i>, 1748-1775. 107 etchings. An exceptional copy, printed and bound before 1780. Est. €50,000 - 80,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, Oct. 30:</b> Picasso, Pablo -- Fernando de Rojas. LA CÉLESTINE. [PARIS, EDITIONS DE L'ATELIER CROMMELYNCK, 1971.] One of the 30 copies hors commerce (n° X). 66 original etchings by Picasso. Signed. Est. €30,000 - €35,000