• <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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Eighteen Auctions Archived, 23 Auctions Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday, March 4th, 2017 18 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 7 denominated in euros, 3 in British pounds, and 8 in US dollars.  Turnover was $13,867,971 as 6,737 lots were posted and 5,760 lots sold for a robust 86% success rate.

 

3 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 


Heritage AuctionsComics on February 24th: $6,332,633 
Swann Galleries19th and 20th Century Prints and Drawings on March 2nd: $3,146,297 
ChristiesContemporary Editions on March 1st: $1,707,688 

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

Audap and MirabaudOld and Modern Prints, Photographs, Ancient and Modern Books on March 1st: 143.70% 
AderModern and Contemporary Prints on March 1st: 137.01% 
ALDEXVth to XIXth Century Books on February 24th: 130.94% 
BonhamsFine Books and Manuscripts on March 1st: 122.17% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents on March 1st: 116.18% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrints on March 2nd: 105.45% 
Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersObjects and Curiosities from Around the World - Manuscripts on February 25th: 103.01% 

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

Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 2/19 on February 26th: 99.88% 
Heritage AuctionsComics on February 24th: 99.34% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 2/19 on February 26th: 97.41% 
Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersObjects and Curiosities from Around the World - Manuscripts on February 25th: 96.43% 
AderModern and Contemporary Prints on March 1st: 93.41% 
Winner's Auctions and ExhibitionsPassover Haggadot - Online Auction on February 22nd: 92.61% 
BonhamsFine Books and Manuscripts on March 1st: 91.87% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents on March 1st: 89.04% 
ChristiesContemporary Editions on March 1st: 83.90% 
Audap and MirabaudOld and Modern Prints, Photographs, Ancient and Modern Books on March 1st: 82.65% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Swann Galleries Four Tales from the Arabian Nights. on March 2nd Actual price: USD $269,000.
  2. Heritage Auctions Robert Crumb Hup #4 Complete 4-Page Story Original Art (Last Gasp, 1992). on February 24th Actual price: USD $155,350.
  3. Heritage Auctions Frank Frazetta Thor's Flight Oil Painting Original Art (1968). on February 24th Actual price: USD $155,350.
  4. Heritage Auctions Amazing Fantasy #15 (Marvel, 1962) CGC VF+ 8.5 Off-white to white pages. on February 24th Actual price: USD $155,350.
  5. Swann Galleries Evening Wind. on March 2nd Actual price: USD $149,000.
  6. Heritage Auctions Batman #1 (DC, 1940) CGC VG- 3.5 Off-white pages. on February 24th Actual price: USD $143,400.
  7. Heritage Auctions Alex Raymond Flash Gordon Original Art dated 10-27-35 (King Features Syndicate, 1935). on February 24th Actual price: USD $131,450.
  8. Heritage Auctions Detective Comics #35 (DC, 1940) CGC VF- 7.5 Cream to off-white pages. on February 24th Actual price: USD $119,500.
  9. Swann Galleries Orologi Molli. on March 2nd Actual price: USD $112,500.
  10. Heritage Auctions Alex Raymond Flash Gordon with Jungle Jim Topper Sunday Comic Strip Original Art dated 11-12-39 Group of 2 (King Features Syndicate, 1939). on February 24th Actual price: USD $95,600.
  11. Bonhams An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations on March 1st Actual price: USD $84,563.
  12. Swann Galleries The Coiffure. on March 2nd Actual price: USD $81,250.
  13. Heritage Auctions Robert Crumb Mr. Natural #2 Complete 4-Page Story Original Art (Apex/San Francisco Comic Book Company, 1970). on February 24th Actual price: USD $77,675.
  14. Heritage Auctions Captain America Comics #68 Cover Original Art (Timely, 1948). on February 24th Actual price: USD $77,675.
  15. Heritage Auctions Bill Watterson Calvin and Hobbes Daily Comic Strip Original Art dated 4-28-86 (Universal Press Syndicate, 1986). on February 24th Actual price: USD $71,700.
  16. Heritage Auctions Steve Ditko Amazing Spider-Man #34 Story Page 16 Original Art (Marvel, 1966). on February 24th Actual price: USD $71,700.
  17. Heritage Auctions Detective Comics #32 (DC, 1939) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white pages. on February 24th Actual price: USD $71,700.
  18. Heritage Auctions Batman #1 (DC, 1940) CBCS GD+ 2.5 White pages. on February 24th Actual price: USD $71,700.
  19. Swann Galleries The Garden. on March 2nd Actual price: USD $70,000.
  20. Swann Galleries Upright Venice. on March 2nd Actual price: USD $70,000.
  21. Heritage Auctions Bill Elder MAD #2 Complete 7-Page Story "Mole!" (EC, 1952). on February 24th Actual price: USD $68,713.
  22. Heritage Auctions Frank Frazetta Ghost Rider #2 [A-1 Comics #29] Cover Original Art (Magazine Enterprises, 1950). on February 24th Actual price: USD $62,738.
  23. Christies My House set of three on March 1st Actual price: USD $62,500.
  24. Christies Untitled (Head II) on March 1st Actual price: USD $62,500.
  25. Christies John Wayne, from Cowboys and Indians on March 1st Actual price: USD $62,500.


18 total sales reported this week:

PIASA. Interiors - Prints on March 2nd: 37.29%
ALDE. XVth to XIXth Century Books on February 24th: 69.06%
Swann Galleries. 19th and 20th Century Prints and Drawings on March 2nd: 68.45%
Audap and Mirabaud. Old and Modern Prints, Photographs, Ancient and Modern Books on March 1st: 82.65%
Ader. Modern and Contemporary Prints on March 1st: 93.41%
Christies. Contemporary Editions on March 1st: 83.90%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Prints on March 2nd: 73.28%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Printed Books, Maps and Documents on March 1st: 89.04%
Bonhams. Fine Books and Manuscripts on March 1st: 91.87%
Winner's Auctions and Exhibitions. Passover Haggadot - Online Auction on February 22nd: 92.61%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Objects and Curiosities from Around the World - Manuscripts on February 25th: 96.43%
Tajan. Interiors and Design - Prints, Photos on February 23rd: 14.29%
De Baecque and Associes. Photography on February 23rd: 61.31%
Vermot de Pas. NASA Photographs on February 20th: 65.33%
Heritage Auctions. Comics on February 24th: 99.34%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 2/19 on February 26th: 99.88%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 2/19 on February 26th: 97.41%
Old World Auctions. Antique Maps, Globes, Charts, Atlases & Vintage Graphics on February 8th: 76.85%

 

For the week ahead 23 sales are scheduled: 

Mon. Mar. 6th 
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 96 lots 
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. Advertising and Toys: Books and Prints - Internet bidstart 2/20. 26 lots 

Tue. Mar. 7th 
Moreshet Auctions. Jerusalem. Books and Manuscripts. 268 lots 
Quagga Rare Books and Art. Stellenbosch. Rare Books and Prints of South African interest - Internet bidstart 2/28. 48 lots 

Wed. Mar. 8th 
Heritage Auctions. New York. Books. 1361 lots 
Auctionata. Berlin. Post War and Contemporary Art - Prints. 73 lots 
Auctionata. Berlin. Conception of Man: 15th-21st Century. 40 lots 
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 48 lots 
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet bidstart 2/17. 814 lots 

Thu. Mar. 9th 
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Cape Town. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 3/2. 378 lots 
Bonhams. New York. Fine Books and Manuscripts. 251 lots 
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Art and Illustration. 480 lots 
Swann Galleries. New York. Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books. 243 lots 
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Antiques and Accessories - Books and Prints. 60 lots 
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . A Prominent San Francisco Library from the Andrew F. Burke Family. 493 lots 

Fri. Mar. 10th 
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. Ancient and Modern Books. 217 lots 
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Lancaster. Rare and Used Books. 449 lots 
Marc van de Wiele Auctions. Brugge. Books. 1015 lots 

Sat. Mar. 11th 
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. Music and Movies. 775 lots 
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . March Estate Auction - Books and Prints. 49 lots 
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Hudson. Americana - 18th and 19th Century Fine and Applied Art - Prints. 45 lots 

Sun. Mar. 12th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 3/5
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 3/5.

 

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