• <b>Swann Auction Galleries: Inviting Quality Consignments</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 30:</b> Carte-de-visite album featuring a previously unrecorded image of Harriet Tubman, 1860s. Sold for $161,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 7:</b> Hovhannes Amira Dadian, first world atlas in Armenian, Venice, 1849. Sold for $37,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 16:</b> T.E. Lawrence, <i>Seven Pillars of Wisdom</i>, privately printed edition, inscribed, London, 1926. Sold for $62,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries: Inviting Quality Consignments</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Feb 14:</b> 22 large-format photographs from NASA missions, 1965-84. Sold for $43,750.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 21: </b> Charles M. Schulz, <i>Here Comes the Big Polar Bear</i>, pen & ink, 4-panel Peanuts comic strip, 1957. Sold for $12,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Elliott Erwitt, photograph of JFK & Eisenhower, signed by both, 1960. Sold for $32,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries: Inviting Quality Consignments</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9:</b> John Milton, <i>Paradise Lost</i>, first edition, London, 1668. Sold for $22,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 30:</b> Frederick Douglass, Autograph Letter Signed to George Alfred Townsend, Washington, 1880. Sold for $100,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Jan 26:</b> <i>Les Maîtres de l'Affiche</i>, 5 volumes, Paris, 1896-1900. Sold for $47,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries: Inviting Quality Consignments</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 16:</b> James Joyce, <i>Ulysses</i>, first edition, number 724 on handmade paper, Paris, 1922. Sold for $33,750.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9:</b> Single leaf of the Gutenberg Bible, Mainz, 1455, in a copy of Newton's <i>A Noble Fragment</i>. Sold for $52,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 27:</b> The Book of Mormon, first edition, Palmyra, NY, 1830. Sold for $52,500.
  • <b>Cowan’s Auctions: An Eclectic Collection: The Library of the Late Dr. Ivan Gilbert of Columbus.<br>June 5-26</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, June 5-26:</b> [Voyages and Travel] Churchill's Voyages 1732 - Complete in 6 Volumes.<br>$5,000 - $7,500.
    <b>Cowan’s, June 5-26:</b> [Illustrated] Alice by Salvador Dali, Signed and Limited. $3,000 - $5,000
    <b>Cowan’s, June 5-26:</b> [Literature] The Little Prince - Signed/Limited First French Edition, 1943; #61 of 260. $5,000 - $7,500
    <b>Cowan’s Auctions: An Eclectic Collection: The Library of the Late Dr. Ivan Gilbert of Columbus.<br>June 5-26</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, June 5-26:</b> [Literature] Gone With The Wind, 1st in DJ, May, 1936. $1,500 - $2,500
    <b>Cowan’s, June 5-26:</b> [Literature - Modern Firsts] Rare Henry Miller, Tropic of Cancer, Obelisk Press Paris - 1934. $2,000 - $3,000
    <b>Cowan’s, June 5-26:</b> [[Sporting - Fishing] Rare - Lee Sturges, Salmon Fishing New Brunswick, 1 of 50 Printed - 7 Original Etchings.<br>$4,000 - $6,000
    <b>Cowan’s Auctions: An Eclectic Collection: The Library of the Late Dr. Ivan Gilbert of Columbus.<br>June 5-26</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, June 5-26:</b> [Voyages and Travel - Maritime] Rare Ledyard Account of Cook's Last Voyage, 1783 Hartford, Howes "d".<br>$10,000 - $15,000
    <b>Cowan’s, June 5-26:</b> [Illustrated - Maxfield Parrish] Knave of Hearts, Scribner's, 1st Hardback Edition, 1925 Parrish Illustrations.<br>$750 - $1,000
    <b>Cowan’s, June 5-26:</b> [Bible - Illustrated - Cartography) Massive Dutch Bible, 1682, Contemporary Colored Maps, Working Brass Clasps. $2,500 - $3,500
    <b>Cowan’s Auctions: An Eclectic Collection: The Library of the Late Dr. Ivan Gilbert of Columbus.<br>June 5-26</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, June 5-26:</b> [Women Suffrage - Civil Rights - Autographs] A Unique Extra-Illustrated Life of Susan B. Anthony. $15,000 - $20,000
    <b>Cowan’s, June 5-26:</b> [18th Century French Manuscript] Unpublished History of Belle-Isle-En-Mer, 1754 With Watercolor Illustration.<br>$10,000 - $15,000
    <b>Cowan’s, June 5-26:</b> [Illustrated - Children's - Movable] Wonderful 19th Century Lothar Meggendorfer Moveable Book. $750 - $1,000
  • <b>Forum Auctions: Online Sale of Cricket Books and Works on Paper. Now through July 5, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, now thru Jul 5:</b> Wisden (John). <i>Cricketers' Almanack for 1896</i>, original cloth, 1896. £15,000 to 20,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, now thru Jul 5:</b> Wisden (John). <i>The Cricketers' Almanack for the year 1869</i>, excellent copy of the scarce sixth edition, 1869. £10,000 to 15,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, now thru Jul 5:</b> Wisden (John). <i>Cricketers' Almanack for 1916</i>, with tribute to W.G. Grace by Lord Harris, original cloth, 1916. £5,000 to 6,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Online Sale of Cricket Books and Works on Paper. Now through July 5, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, now thru Jul 5:</b> Lillywhite (Frederick) and Arthur Haygarth. <i>Cricket Scores and Biographies of Celebrated Cricketers</i>, vol. 1 - 16 [a complete run], 1862-2003. £750 to 1,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, now thru Jul 5:</b> Trumper (Victor). Postcard of Victor Trumper, signed by Trumper on image, 1905. £300 to 400
    <b>Forum Auctions, now thru Jul 5:</b> Crombie (Charles). <i>Laws of Cricket</i>, 1907; and 29 others. £150 to 200
  • <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July 8: Rare Books & Manuscripts</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions July 8:</b><br> Walter Gibson's Complete Run of The Shadow. 48 bound volumes, 1931-44. $8,000-12,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions July 8:</b><br> Frederic Shoberl, The World in Miniature: Hindoostan. 6 volumes. $2,000-4,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions July 8:</b><br> A Rare Copy of the Earliest Chicago Newspaper to Report on the Great Fire of 1871. $6,000-8,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July 8: Rare Books & Manuscripts</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions July 8:</b><br> Broadside Proclamation by Mayor Roswell B. Mason for the Preservation of Good Order Following the Great Fire of 1871. Chicago. $4,000-6,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions July 8:</b><br> Peter Force Engraving of the Declaration of Independence. One page. Scarce and highly collectable. $15,000-20,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions July 8:</b><br> John Quincy Adams. The Jubilee of the Constitution. A Discourse. First edition. Inscribed. 1839. $3,000-5,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July 8: Rare Books & Manuscripts</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions July 8:</b><br> Cuban Revolution: Expedicion y Desembarco del “Granma.” Havana, ca. 1959. With portraits of the Castro brothers & Che Guevara. $150-250
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions July 8:</b><br> Osuna Ramos. A group of 28 photographs of the Mexican Revolution & aftermath in Mexico City, 1910-1920. 4½ x 6”. $400-600
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions July 8:</b><br> Charles Bukowski. Hot Water Music. First edition with original signed painting. 1983. $2,000-4,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July 8: Rare Books & Manuscripts</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions July 8:</b><br> Alan Ginsberg. Five Page Autographed Letter. Signed. February 10, 1971. $3,000-5,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions July 8:</b><br> Andy Warhol’s Children’s Book. Featuring 12 color illustrations. Signed 5 times. 1983. $5,000-7,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions July 8:</b><br> Albrecht Durer. The Martyrdom Saint John the Evangelist. Woodcut, 1511 edition. $1,000-2,000

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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>Pierre Bergé and Associés in association with Sotheby’s:<br>De la musique avant toute chose… June 28, 2017</b>
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés in association with Sotheby’s, Jun 28:</b> Roland de Lassus. [Songs and madrigals]. Album gathering three collections of secular music for tenor. 15.000-20.000 €
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés in association with Sotheby’s, Jun 28:</b> Richard Wagner. <i>Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg.</i> Original edition corrected and annotated by Wagner. 60.000-80.000 €
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés in association with Sotheby’s, Jun 28:</b> Claude Debussy. <i>La Damoiselle élue</i>. Lyrical poem, after D.-G. Rossetti. Limited edition of 160 copies. 6.000-8.000 €
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés in association with Sotheby’s:<br>De la musique avant toute chose… June 28, 2017</b>
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés in association with Sotheby’s, Jun 28:</b> Stéphane Mallarmé. Handwritten notebook made by Geneviève Mallarmé. No place or date [circa 1910]. 10.000-15.000 €
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés in association with Sotheby’s, Jun 28:</b> Henri Sauguet. <i>Les Forains</i>. Ballet. Reduction for piano. Original edition. 20.000-30.000 €
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés in association with Sotheby’s, Jun 28:</b> Athanasius Kircher. <i>Musurgia Universalis sive Ars Magna Consoni et Dissoni in X. Libros digesta.</i> 1650. 30.000-40.000 €
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés in association with Sotheby’s:<br>De la musique avant toute chose… June 28, 2017</b>
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés in association with Sotheby’s, Jun 28:</b> François Villon, & Clément Marot. <i>Les Œuvres de François Villon de Paris, Reviewed and gathered by Clement Marot.</i> 15.000-20.000 €
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés in association with Sotheby’s, Jun 28:</b> Rainer Maria Rilke. <i>Larenopfer</i> (Offrande aux dieux Lares). The second collection of Rainer Maria Rilke, containing ninety poems. 6.000-8.000 €
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés in association with Sotheby’s, Jun 28:</b> Paul Éluard. <i>Capitale de la douleur.</i> One of the most beautiful poetic collections from the first surrealist wave. 15.000-20.000 €
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés in association with Sotheby’s, Jun 28:</b> Pierre de Ronsard. <i>Les Amours</i> ... newly augmented by him, and commented by Marc Antoine de Muret. 40.000-60.000 €
  • <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…
  • <b>Bonhams, inviting consignments for Sep 27:</b> Newton. <i>Philosophiae naturalis principia mathematica</i>. London, 1687.
    <b>Bonhams, inviting consignments for Sep 27:</b> Josephus. <i>De antiquitate Judaica.</i> Lubeck, 1475-76.
    <b>Bonhams, inviting consignments for Sep 27:</b> Carlerius. <i>Sporta fragmentorum, Sportula fragmentorum</i>. Brussels, 1478-79.
    <b>Bonhams, inviting consignments for Sep 27:</b> Fridolin. <i>Der Schatzbehalter</i>. Nuremberg, 1491.
    <b>Bonhams, inviting consignments for Sep 27:</b> Pinder. <i>Der beschlossen gart des rosenkrantz marie</i>. Nuremberg, 1505.
    <b>Bonhams, inviting consignments for Sep 27:</b> Isidorus Hispalensis. <i>Synonyma de Homine</i>. Nuremberg, 1470-71.
    <b>Bonhams, inviting consignments for Sep 27:</b> Durer. Sammelband including <i>Underweysung der messing</i>. Nuremberg, 1525-29.