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Twenty-one Auctions Archived, 35 Auctions Scheduled this Week

For the week ended Saturday, June 3, 2017, 21 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; one sale denominated in Australian dollars, 12 in euros, 1 in British pounds, 1 in Mexican pesos, and 6 in US dollars.  Sales totaled $2,973,769 as 6,131 lots were offered and 4,397 sold for a 72% success rate.

 

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

Brunk AuctionsOnline Sale: Naturalist Prints and More... Internet bidstart 5/11 on May 25th: 205.37% 
Australian Book AuctionsThe Collection of Michael Aitkin, Esq. The Port Phillip District of New South Wales, The Colony of V on May 29th: 141.64% 
AguttesCollection of Posters on the Theme of SNCF on May 30th: 128.28% 
Il PonteBooks, Manuscripts and Engravings on May 22nd: 109.83% 


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

National Book AuctionsBooks on May 20th: 100.00% 
Australian Book AuctionsThe Collection of Michael Aitkin, Esq. The Port Phillip District of New South Wales, The Colony of V on May 29th: 99.57% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 5/21 on May 28th: 99.34% 
Aspire AuctionsArt - Prints - bidstart 5/19 on May 27th: 95.83% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 5/21 on May 28th: 95.31% 
Brunk AuctionsOnline Sale: Naturalist Prints and More... Internet bidstart 5/11 on May 25th: 91.23% 
Forum AuctionsImportant Books and Manuscripts on May 24th: 80.43% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Il Ponte Le donne famose (De mulieribus claris). on May 22nd Actual price: USD $75,600.
  2. Aguttes Histoire des Oiseaux Peints dans tous leurs aspects, apparens et sensibles, ornée de planches coloriées. on June 22nd Actual price: USD $50,800.
  3. Aguttes EXPLORATION ANTARCTIQUE - Expéditions Charcot. on May 12th Actual price: USD $29,726.
  4. Il Ponte Horae Beatae Mariae Virginis. on May 22nd Actual price: USD $28,000.
  5. ALDE Observations sur la Virginie, traduites de l'anglois. on May 31st Actual price: USD $27,328.
  6. Aguttes Les Maîtres de l'affiche" - Publication mensuelle contenant la reproduction en couleur des plus belles affiches illustrées de la fin du XIXe siècle. on May 12th Actual price: USD $27,140.
  7. Australian Book Auctions AN ACCOUNT OF THE ENGLISH COLONY IN NEW SOUTH WALES, on May 29th Actual price: USD $23,050.
  8. Morton Subastas Mexico Illustrated in Twenty-Six Drawings. on May 31st Actual price: USD $21,600.
  9. Forum Auctions Vitruvius Britannicus, or The British Architect… on May 24th Actual price: USD $17,738.
  10. Morton Subastas Mapa de los Estados Unidos Mejicanos Arreglado a la Distribución que en Diversos Decretos ha Hecho del Territorio el Congreso General Mejicano. on May 31st Actual price: USD $16,800.
  11. Forum Auctions Bible, Latin.- Biblia Latina cum postillis Nicolai de Lyra et expositionibus Guilelmi Britonis on May 24th Actual price: USD $16,125.
  12. Il Ponte [Composite Atlas]. on May 22nd Actual price: USD $15,400.
  13. Il Ponte Summa de casibus conscientiae. on May 22nd Actual price: USD $15,400.
  14. Aguttes Carte générale de la France faite en 1744. on November 15th Actual price: USD $15,309.
  15. Forum Auctions Shahnama [The Book of Kings] on May 24th Actual price: USD $13,706.
  16. PIASA Yamamoto, 1997 on May 23rd Actual price: USD $12,740.
  17. Il Ponte Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica. on May 22nd Actual price: USD $12,600.
  18. Il Ponte Danthe alighieri fiorentino. on May 22nd Actual price: USD $12,600.
  19. Aguttes Corona Florida Medicimae sive De conservatione sanitatis. Venezia per Johannem de For­livio et Gregorium Fratres, die XX mensis Junii M CCCC LXXXXI on November 15th Actual price: USD $12,526.
  20. Morton Subastas Bando. on May 31st Actual price: USD $11,400.
  21. Il Ponte Compendio y Philosophia y Destreza de las armas reducido a su simplicidad di rigido a Don Juan Ferdinando Baron de Quienburg Saragozza, 1625. on May 22nd Actual price: USD $11,200.
  22. ALDE Voyage autour du monde, principalement à la Californie et aux Iles Sandwich, pendant les années 1826, 1827, 1828, et 1829. on May 31st Actual price: USD $10,931.
  23. Australian Book Auctions SIT NOMEN DOMINI BENEDICTUM. THE EUREKA STOCKADE. on May 29th Actual price: USD $10,638.
  24. Il Ponte BATTHYANY, Conte Antonio Giuseppe. on May 22nd Actual price: USD $9,800.
  25. Aguttes LIVRE D'HEURES (usage de Châlons-sur-Marne: matines, «Benedicta tu / Sancta maria»; tierce, «Rubum quem / Paradisi porta»; vêpres, «Beata mater / Beata es virgo») on May 12th Actual price: USD $9,743.



21 total sales reported this week:

PBA Galleries. The Richard Beagle Collection of Angling & Sporting Books, Part I on June 1st: 66.04%
ALDE. Travel Books, Maps and Plans - Atlases - Globes on May 31st: 51.51%
Forum Auctions. Important Books and Manuscripts on May 24th: 80.43%
Australian Book Auctions. The Collection of Michael Aitkin, Esq. The Port Phillip District of New South Wales, The Colony of V on May 29th: 99.57%
Morton Subastas. Books of Travel, Exploration, Geography on May 31st: 46.87%
Aguttes. Antiquarian Books and Documents on May 12th: 52.94%
Aguttes. Books and Old Paper on June 22nd: 52.00%
Aguttes. Books and Manuscripts on November 15th: 56.11%
Aguttes. Collection of Posters on the Theme of SNCF on May 30th: 79.10%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on May 30th: 74.36%
Aspire Auctions. Art - Prints - bidstart 5/19 on May 27th: 95.83%
Brunk Auctions. Online Sale: Naturalist Prints and More... Internet bidstart 5/11 on May 25th: 91.23%
Neret Minet and Tessier. Marine - Voyages on June 29th: 47.54%
Neret Minet and Tessier. Imagery on December 11th: 38.60%
Neret Minet and Tessier. Posters on May 19th: 46.09%
PIASA. Photographs on May 23rd: 26.62%
Il Ponte. Books, Manuscripts and Engravings on May 22nd: 76.64%
National Book Auctions. Books on May 20th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 5/21 on May 28th: 95.31%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 5/21 on May 28th: 99.34%
Marc van de Wiele Auctions. Books on May 20th: 72.55%


For the week ahead 35 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jun. 5th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 53 lots
Il Ponte. Milan. Interior Decoration - Day 4 - Prints. 23 lots
Bonhams. New York. Animation Art. 292 lots
Winter Associates. Plainville, CT . Art - Prints. 24 lots

Tue. Jun. 6th
Bonhams. New York. Modern and Contemporary Prints and Multiples. 180 lots
Il Ponte. Milan. Interior Decoration - Day 5 - Books. 525 lots
Kedem Auction. Jerusalem . Jewish and Israeli History and Culture. 506 lots
Chiswick Auctions. London. General - Books and Prints. 26 lots

Wed. Jun. 7th
Swann Galleries. New York. Maps and Atlases, Natural History and Color Plate Books. 428 lots
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Three Day Books and Ephemera Sale. 1223 lots
Sothebys. London. The Library of William O’Brien: Property of the Milltown Park Charitable Trust. 379 lots
Bonhams. New York. Fine Books and Manuscripts. 357 lots
Moreshet Auctions. Jerusalem. Judaica - Books, Manuscripts, Letters. 64 lots
Purcell Auctioneers. Birr. Antiques and Collectables -Books and Prints. 70 lots
Il Ponte. Milan. Interior Decorations - Day 6. 48 lots

Thu. Jun. 8th
ALDE. Paris. Autograph Letters and Manuscripts. 423 lots
Profiles in History. Calabasas Hills. Historical and Pop Culture. 133 lots
Il Ponte. Milan. Interior Decorations - Day 7. 29 lots
Christies. Paris. Contemporary Art Day Auction - Prints. 13 lots
Forum Auctions in Italy. Roma. Antiquarian and Rare Books. 80 lots

Fri. Jun. 9th
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. American History. 331 lots
Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH. Berlin-Schoneberg. Old and Modern Art, Modern Photography, Antiques. 205 lots
Profiles in History. Calabasas Hills. Animation and Disneyana. 650 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Books and Prints - Live auction begins May 30. 43 lots
Il Ponte. Milan. Interior Decorations - Day 8. 12 lots
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Lee's Summit . Our 19th Annual Spring Art Auction - Prints. 68 lots

Sat. Jun. 10th
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . June Estates Auction. 61 lots
Potomack Company. Alexandria. Live Auction - Books, Prints. 25 lots
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. The Grossman/Nicholson Collection II. 438 lots
Rachel Davis Fine Arts. Cleveland. Works on Paper - Prints.
Aguttes. Neuilly-sur-Seine . Automobilia. 82 lots
Rago Arts and Auctions. Lambertville. Remix: Effortless Style - Prints and Photographs. 18 lots

Sun. Jun. 11th
Grogan and Company. Dedham. The June Auction - Prints. 22 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 6/4.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 6/4.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:<br>Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Caius Julius Hyginus, <i>Poeticon Astronomicon,</i> first illustrated edition, Venice, 1482. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Giovanni Botero, <i>Le Relationi Universali... divise in Sette Parti</i>, Venice, 1618. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> <i>L'Escole des Filles</i>, likely third edition of the first work of pornographic fiction in French, 1676. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:<br>Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Illuminated Book of Hours in Latin on vellum, Flanders, early 16th century. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Johannes Regiomontanus, <i>Calendarium,</i> Venice, 1485. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Pedro de Medina, <i>Libro d[e] gra[n]dezas y cosas memorables de España,</i> Alcalá de Henares, 1566. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:<br>Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b><br>Luis de Lucena, <i>Arte de Ajedres,</i> Salamanca, circa 1496-97. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Andrés Serrano, <i>Los Siete Principes de los Ángeles, válidos de Rey del Cielo,</i> Spain, 1707. $800 to $1,200.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Johannes de Sacrobosco, <i>Sphaera mundi,</i> first illustrated edition, Venice, 1478. $15,000 to $20,000.
  • <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> A Rare 3-rotor German Enigma I Enciphering Machine. $70,000 to $90,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Important collection of correspondence between Werner Heisenberg and Bruno Rossi. $40,000 to $60,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Walt Whitman Autograph manuscript containing his thoughts on death. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> David Roberts. <i>Holy Land</i>. Six volumes. 1842-1849. First edition. $15,000 to $25,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Extensive collection of Ray Bradbury's primary works, most signed or inscribed. $15,000 to $20,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Peter Force. Declaration of Independence. $12,000 to $18,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Steinbeck. <i>Grapes of Wrath</i>. A fine copy of the first edition. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Lewis & Clark. <i>Travels to the Source of the Missouri River</i>... First English edition, extra-illustrated. 1814. $10,000 to 15,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Manuscript document signed by Nuno de Guzman relating to Hernan Cortes, 1528. $8,000 to $12,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> “Nos los inquisidores..." The first book in English printed West of the Mississippi. [1787]. $5,000 to $8,000.
  • <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> Collection of 131 Herbert Ponting gelatin silver contact prints of Antartica, £6000-8000
    <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> One of several lots of Henri Cartier-Bresson gelatin silver prints, £200-300
    <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> Vintage gelatin silver print of Diego Rivera by Leonard McCombe, £300-500
    <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> Albumen print portrait by Julia Margaret Cameron of Sir John Herschel (April, 1867), £30,000-50,000
    <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> Albumen print by Julia Margaret Cameron, Love, 1864 (from the Norman album), £1000-1500
    <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> Albumen print by Lewis Carroll of Twyford School Eleven (Summer Term, 1859), £1000-1500
    <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> Albumen print portrait by Lewis Carroll of Xie Kitchin as 'Dane' (Oxford, 1873), £500-800
    <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> Calotype print (c1845) by Hill & Adamson of Lady Elizabeth (Rigby) Eastlake, £3000-4000
    <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> Group of 12 waxed paper negatives of Scottish scenes by Thomas Keith, mid-1850s, £3000-5000
    <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> One of 15 lots of Roger Fenton salt prints of his work in the Crimea, mid-1850s, £400-600
    <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> Quarter plate ambrotype (c.1860s) with ethnographic portrait of a woman seated at a table, £400-600
    <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> Rare whole plate thermoplastic union case of the Landing of Columbus (c.1858),part of the John Hannavy collection, £1500-2000
  • <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Charles Darwin on sexuality and the transmission of hereditary characteristics: Autograph Letter Signed to Lawson Tait. Down, 17 January [1877].
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> MILTON, JOHN. <i>Paradise Lost. A Poem written in ten books.</i> London: 1667. A very rare example with the contemporary binding untouched and with a 1667 title page.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Hamilton secures the ratification of the Constitution: <i>The Debates and Proceedings of the Convention of the State of New-York, assembled at Poughkeespsie, on the 17th June, 1788.</i>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> The social contract “Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains”: ROUSSEAU, JEAN-JACQUES. <i>Principes du Droit Politique [Du Contract Social]</i>. Amsterdam: Michel Rey, 1762
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> “The first English textbook on geometrical land-measurement and surveying”: BENESE, RICHARD. <i>This Boke Sheweth the Maner of Measurynge All Maner of Lande…</i>