• <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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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>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.