• <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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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>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.