• <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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Fourteen Auctions Archived, 36 Sales Upcoming this Week

 

For the week ended Saturday, March 18, 2017, 14 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database:  1 in Danish krona, 1 in euros, 1 in British pounds, and 11 in US dollars.  Turnover was $2,394,339 as 4,385 lots were offered and 3,417 sold for a 78% success rate.

 

3 auctions saw total sales exceed 100% of the high estimates of all lots offered in the sale: 


Binoche et GiquelloAncient and Modern Books on March 10th: 140.58% 
Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersAmericana - 18th and 19th Century Fine and Applied Art - Prints on March 11th: 117.68% 
Michaans AuctionsA Prominent San Francisco Library from the Andrew F. Burke Family on March 9th: 104.11% 


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

Carlsen GalleryEarly March Antique Auction - Books and Prints on March 5th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 3/5 on March 12th: 99.87% 
Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersAmericana - 18th and 19th Century Fine and Applied Art - Prints on March 11th: 97.78% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 3/5 on March 12th: 97.28% 
Michaans AuctionsA Prominent San Francisco Library from the Andrew F. Burke Family on March 9th: 92.90% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on March 16th: 80.16% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Binoche et Giquello Traicté de l'oeconomie politique. on March 10th Actual price: USD $113,863.
  2. Binoche et Giquello Passio domini nostri Jesu [...]. on March 10th Actual price: USD $43,691.
  3. RR Auction Queen Elizabeth I - Rare partly-printed DS on March 8th Actual price: USD $36,750.
  4. RR Auction Actresses - Massive collection of more than 2250 photos on March 8th Actual price: USD $31,850.
  5. RR Auction Actors - Enormous collection of more than 2250 photos on March 8th Actual price: USD $31,850.
  6. Swann Galleries TOURNÉE DU CHAT NOIR. on March 16th Actual price: USD $30,000.
  7. RR Auction Thomas Paine - Rare and important autograph manuscript on March 8th Actual price: USD $29,400.
  8. Binoche et Giquello HEURES.- Heures à l'usage de Rome. on March 10th Actual price: USD $26,215.
  9. RR Auction George Washington and Thomas Jefferson - Highly desirable partly-printed DS on March 8th Actual price: USD $23,275.
  10. Potter and Potter Auctions Archive of Movie Stills and Glamour Photos. on March 11th Actual price: USD $22,800.
  11. Swann Galleries DOCUMENTS DÉCORATIFS. on March 16th Actual price: USD $22,500.
  12. RR Auction Steve Jobs - Very rare color 24 x 30 poster promoting the inaugural NeXTWORLD Expo held at San Francisco's Civic Auditorium and Brooks Hall on January 22 - 24 on March 8th Actual price: USD $19,600.
  13. Swann Galleries SALON DES CENT. on March 16th Actual price: USD $16,900.
  14. RR Auction Entertainers - Large collection of over 2300 ink signatures of a wide variety of entertainers on March 8th Actual price: USD $15,925.
  15. RR Auction Declaration of Independence - Striking rice paper engraving of the Declaration of Independence on March 8th Actual price: USD $15,925.
  16. RR Auction Dwight D. Eisenhower - Impressive original oil painting accomplished by President Eisenhower during his time in the White House on March 8th Actual price: USD $14,700.
  17. Swann Galleries [TIMES OF THE DAY.] Four decorative panels in folding screen. on March 16th Actual price: USD $13,750.
  18. RR Auction Beatles - Official circa late 1963 Beatles Fan Club promo card featuring the classic Dezo Hoffman portrait of the group seated in their matching collarless suits on March 8th Actual price: USD $12,250.
  19. RR Auction Daniel Boone - Extremely rare ADS on March 8th Actual price: USD $12,250.
  20. RR Auction Benjamin Franklin - Choice partly-printed DS on March 8th Actual price: USD $12,250.
  21. RR Auction Marilyn Monroe - Early DS on March 8th Actual price: USD $11,638.
  22. Swann Galleries ST. MORITZ. on March 16th Actual price: USD $11,250.
  23. RR Auction Confederate Generals - Tremendous assemblage of three of the most sought-after confederate generals on March 8th Actual price: USD $11,025.
  24. Binoche et Giquello Le Théâtre d'agriculture et mesnage des champs. on March 10th Actual price: USD $10,725.
  25. RR Auction Music, Opera, and Dance - Massive collection of well over 1,250 items on March 8th Actual price: USD $10,413.


14 total sales reported this week:

Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on March 16th: 80.16%
Swann Galleries. Vintage Posters on March 16th: 60.16%
Potter and Potter Auctions. Music and Movies on March 11th: 72.90%
Grays Auctioneers. 1904 St. Louis World's Fair, Louisiana Purchase Exposition - Prints and Books on March 13th: 76.92%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on March 14th: 76.99%
RR Auction. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet bidstart 2/17 on March 8th: 61.55%
Carlsen Gallery. Early March Antique Auction - Books and Prints on March 5th: 100.00%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Americana - 18th and 19th Century Fine and Applied Art - Prints on March 11th: 97.78%
Michaans Auctions. March Estate Auction - Books and Prints on March 11th: 51.02%
Binoche et Giquello. Ancient and Modern Books on March 10th: 58.99%
Michaans Auctions. A Prominent San Francisco Library from the Andrew F. Burke Family on March 9th: 92.90%
Quagga Rare Books and Art. Rare Books and Prints of South African interest - Internet bidstart 2/28 on March 7th: 47.92%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 3/5 on March 12th: 99.87%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 3/5 on March 12th: 97.28%


For the week ahead 36 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Mar. 20th
Skinner. Marlborough. A Scholar's Library - Online, bidstart 3/9. 74 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Old Master Prints. 8 lots

Tue. Mar. 21st
Swann Galleries. New York. Illustration Art. 278 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Editions and Works on Paper. 410 lots
Beaussant Lefevre. Paris. Books, Autographs, Photographs, Postcards and Stamps. 101 lots
Henri Godts Books and Prints Auctions. Bruxelles . Antiquarian and Modern Books. 464 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Books. 236 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 71 lots

Wed. Mar. 22nd
Pierre Berge and Associes. Paris. Ancient and Modern Books. 117 lots
Bonhams. London. Prints and Multiples. 283 lots
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. Books.
Purcell Auctioneers. Birr. Pub and Shop Memorabilia - Posters and Prints.
Tooveys. West Sussex. Prints.
Ader. PARIS. Judaica. 128 lots

Thu. Mar. 23rd
Venator and Hanstein. Köln . Library of Dr. Henning Rasner. 950 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. 20th Century Books and Works on Paper. 505 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Literature. 443 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Modern Literature. 103 lots
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Fine Sale - Day 3: Books. 119 lots
Dorotheum . Vienna. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 13 lots

Fri. Mar. 24th
Venator and Hanstein. Köln . Books, Prints and Drawings, Autographs. 1069 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Texana and Western Americana. 363 lots
Brunk Auctions. Asheville, NC . Prints, Books. 144 lots
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Hudson. Exposition Auction - Books and Prints. 42 lots

Sat. Mar. 25th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters. 950 lots
Venator and Hanstein. Köln . Modern and contemporary Prints and Drawings · Modern Books. 399 lots
Forum Auctions in Italy. Roma. Books and Works on Paper. 433 lots
Addison and Sarova. Macon. Rare Books, Manuscripts and Ephemera. 213 lots
Rachel Davis Fine Arts. Cleveland. Fine Art - Prints. 238 lots
Arader Galleries. New York City. Spring 2017 Auction. 263 lots
John McInnis Auctioneers. Amesbury. Three Day Estates Auction, Day 2 - Books, Prints. 60 lots

Sun. Mar. 26th
OSENAT. FONTAINEBLEAU. Empire at Fontainebleau. Historical Souvenirs.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 3/19.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 3/19.
Mid Hudson Auction Galleries. Cornwall-on-Hudson, . Antiques, Fine Art, Audubons, Collectibles.
John McInnis Auctioneers. Amesbury. Three Day Estates Auction, Day 2 - Books, Prints. 16 lots

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