• <b>Skinner: Early English Books<br>A Single Owner Sale. July 20, 2018</b>
    <b>Skinner, July 20:</b> Cranmer, Thomas (1489-1556). <i>Catechismus, That is to Say, a Shorte Instruction into Christian Religion...</i> London, 1548. First edition. $12,000 to $18,000
    <b>Skinner, July 20:</b> Donne, John (1572-1631). <i>Pseudo-Martyr.</i> London: Printed by W[illiam] Stansby for Walter Burre, 1610. First edition. $25,000 to $35,000
    <b>Skinner, July 20:</b> Fletcher, Giles (1549?-1611). <i>The Russe Common Wealth, or Maner of Gouernement by the Russe Emperour…</i> London, 1591. First edition. $15,000 to $25,000
    <b>Skinner, July 20:</b> Gabelkover, Oswald (1539-1616). <i>The Boock of Physicke.</i> Dordrecht: Isaack Caen, 1599. First edition. $12,000 to $15,000
    <b>Skinner: Early English Books<br>A Single Owner Sale. July 20, 2018</b>
    <b>Skinner, July 20:</b> Galileo, Galilei (1564-1642) trans. Thomas Salusbury (d. 1666). <i>Mathematical Collections and Translations the First Tome.</i> London, 1661. First edition of Galileo's works in English. $35,000 to $50,000
    <b>Skinner, July 20:</b> Higden, Ranulphus (d. 1364). <i>Polycronicon.</i> Translated by John Trevisa, with the 1357-1460 <i>Continuation</i> by William Caxton. Southwark, 1527. $15,000 to $25,000
    <b>Skinner, July 20:</b> Randolph, Bernard (b. 1643). <i>The Present State of the Morea, Called Anciently Peloponnesus…</i> London, 1689. [Bound with] <i>The Present State of the Islands of the Archipelago…</i> $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Skinner, July 20:</b> <i>The Great Herball Newly Corrected.</i> London, 1539. Folio, ESTC lists three U.S. copies; the last copy offered at auction was incomplete and sold in 1949. $25,000 to $35,000
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Luis de Lucena, <i>Arte de Ajedres,</i> first edition of the earliest extant manual on modern chess, Salamanca, circa 1496-97. Sold for $68,750.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Carte-de-visite album with 83 images of prominent African Americans & abolitionists, circa 1860s. Sold for $47,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Gustav Klimt, <i>Das Werk,</i> Vienna & Leipzig, 1918. Sold for $106,250.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Man Ray, <i>[London Transport] – Keeps London Going,</i> 1938. Sold for $149,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Thomas Jefferson, Letter Signed, to Major-General Nathanael Greene, promising reinforcements against Cornwallis, 1781. Sold for $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Nicolas de Fer, <i>L’Amerique Divisee Selon Letendue de ses Principales Parties,</i> Paris, 1713. Sold for $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Russell H. Tandy, <i>The Secret in the Old Attic,</i> watercolor, pencil & ink, 1944. Sold for $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Ernest Hemingway, <i>Three Stories & Ten Poems,</i> first edition of the author's first book, Paris, 1923. Sold for $23,750.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Walker Evans, <i>River Rouge Plant,</i> silver print, 1947. Sold for $57,500.
  • <b>Doyle, online only: Angling Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake" Johnson. July 13-24, 2018</b>
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Zane Grey, Inscribed photograph album depicting Grey and party at Catalina, fishing, and in Arizona. $700 to $1,000
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Eric Taverner, Salmon Fishing...London: Seeley, Service & Co., 1931. $600 to $900
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> The Gentleman Angler. $300 to $500
    <b>Doyle, online only: Angling Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake" Johnson. July 13-24, 2018</b>
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Ken Robinson, Flyfishers' Progress. [London: The Flyfishers' Club, 2000. $200 to $300
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> G. H. Lacy, North Punjab Fishing Club Angler's Handbook. Calcutta: Newman & Co., 1890. $300 to $500
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> J. Harrington Keene, Fly-Fishing and Fly-Making for Trout, etc. New York, 1887. $200 to $300
    <b>Doyle, online only: Angling Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake" Johnson. July 13-24, 2018</b>
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Arthur Macrate, The History of The Tuna Club, Avalon, Santa Catalina Island, California, 1948. $400 to $600
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Joseph D. Bates Jr. Streamer Fly Tying and Fishing. Harrisburg, PA: The Stackpole Company, 1966. $800 to $1,200
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Paul Schmookler and Ingrid V. Sils. Rare and Unusual Fly Tying Materials: A Natural History. $300 to $500
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Herbert Hoover, Fishing For Fun - And To Wash Your Soul. New York: Random House, 1963. $400 to $600
  • <b>Potter & Potter Auctions: Fine Books & Manuscripts. July 28, 2018</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 372: Martin Luther King Jr. March for Freedom Now! Placard. Chicago, 1960. 28 x 22”. $3,000 to $6,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 567: Warhol, Andy. Tate Gallery Exhibition Booklet, Signed on the Cover by Warhol. Tate Gallery, 1971. $700 to $900
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 72: Mitchell, Margaret. <i>Gone With the Wind.</i> New York: The Macmillan Co., 1936. First edition, first issue. $4,000 to $5,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions: Fine Books & Manuscripts. July 28, 2018</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 468: Photo Archive Documenting the 1930s—50s Chicago Jazz and Night Club Scene. A significant collection. $2,000 to $4,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 143: Dr. Seuss. <i>Oh Say Can You Say.</i> 1979, First Edition, Signed. $200 to $300
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 285: [Maps] Thomas G. Bradford. <i>A Comprehensive Atlas, Geographical, Historical & Commercial.</i> Boston: William D. Ticknor, 1835. First Edition. $1,600 to $1,800
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions: Fine Books & Manuscripts. July 28, 2018</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 69: Herman Melville. <i>Moby Dick, or The Whale</i>. New York: Random House, 1930. First Kent Trade Edition. $400 to $600
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 295: John James Audoban. Group of 148 Lithographs from the Birds of America. Philadelphia: J.T. Bowen, ca. 1840s. $600 to $800
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 54: Langston Hughes. <i>One-Way Ticket.</i> New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1949. First edition. $300 to $500
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions: Fine Books & Manuscripts. July 28, 2018</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 7: Ray Bradbury. <i>The Martian Chronicles.</i> With a Wine Label Signed by Bradbury. Garden City: Doubleday, 1950. First edition $300 to $500
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 121. Frank L Baum. <i>The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.</i> Chicago: George M. Hill Co., 1899, 1900. First Edition. $4,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 369. [Declaration of Independence] Peter Force Engraving of the Declaration of Independence. One page; 29 x 26”. From the "American Archives" 1837-1853 series of books. $15,000 to $20,000

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37 Auctions Archived, 24 Sales this Week

For the week ended Saturday, June 24, 2017, 37 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 22 denominated in euros, 5 in British pounds, and 10 in US dollars.  Turnover was $11,609,453 as 13,472 lots were offered and 8,925 sold for a 66% success rate.

 

For the week of 26 June ending July 2 24 sales are scheduled.

 

2 auctions saw total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

ChristiesComic Strips and Illustrations on June 17th: $2,261,840 
ArtcurialBooks and Manuscripts on June 14th: $1,157,829 

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

PIASAEngravings, etc. on June 15th: 645.88% 
Leland Little AuctionsContemporary Prints and Photographs from the Davidson Art College Collection - Online bidstart 6/7 on June 17th: 160.50% 
Henri Godts Books and Prints AuctionsBooks on June 20th: 125.04% 
Chiswick AuctionsFine Art - Prints on June 13th: 124.38% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsFine Art and Antiques - Prints on June 14th: 121.03% 
PIASAAsian Art - Books and Prints on June 23rd: 107.26% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents on June 14th: 105.69% 
Bubb KuyperBooks, Manuscripts, Prints - Part 5 on June 1st: 104.56% 
Bubb KuyperBooks, Manuscripts, Prints - Part 6 on June 1st: 103.89% 
Dorotheum Modern and Contemporary Prints on June 14th: 100.40% 


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

Leland Little AuctionsContemporary Prints and Photographs from the Davidson Art College Collection - Online bidstart 6/7 on June 17th: 100.00% 
Leland Little AuctionsContemporary Prints and Photographs from the Davidson Art College Collection - Online bidstart 6/7Co on June 14th: 100.00% 
PIASAEngravings, etc. on June 15th: 97.14% 
Grogan and CompanyThe June Auction - Prints on June 11th: 95.45% 
FreemansBooks, Maps and Manuscripts on June 16th: 89.30% 
Rachel Davis Fine ArtsWorks on Paper - Prints on June 10th: 88.78% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents on June 14th: 85.69% 
Leslie Hindman AuctioneersFine Art - Prints and Photography on June 22nd: 84.31% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on June 15th: 83.51% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on June 20th: 81.93% 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Minerva Auctions Roma Sidereus Nuncius on June 15th Actual price: USD $448,000.
  2. Artcurial Aquarelle originale utilisée pour l'illustration du Petit Prince on June 14th Actual price: USD $329,504.
  3. Christies ASTÉRIX, ASTÉRIX ET LE CHAUDRON (T.13), DARGAUD 1969 on June 17th Actual price: USD $271,600.
  4. Artcurial Aquarelle originale utilisée pour l'illustration du Petit Prince on June 14th Actual price: USD $253,120.
  5. Christies BLAKE ET MORTIMER, LE MYSTÈRE DE LA GRANDE PYRAMIDE T.2 (T.4), on June 17th Actual price: USD $150,640.
  6. Christies XIII, DARGAUD, Illustration originale, réalisée en 1989, on June 17th Actual price: USD $117,040.
  7. Artcurial Suite de 11 dessins originaux on June 14th Actual price: USD $116,480.
  8. Kestenbaum and Company Arba’ah Turim [The Four Orders of the Jewish Code of Law] Second incunable edition. on June 22nd Actual price: USD $87,500.
  9. Bubb Kuyper Ongeluckige Voyagie, Van 't Schip Batavia, Nae de Oost-Indien. Gebleven op de Abrolhos van Frederick Houtman, … on May 31st Actual price: USD $87,360.
  10. Henri Godts Books and Prints Auctions Theatrum Orbis Terrarum. on June 20th Actual price: USD $80,475.
  11. Christies GASTON, Illustration originale, Prudent Pimpon, publiée dans on June 17th Actual price: USD $76,720.
  12. Adams Amsterdam Auctions Toonneel der steden van de Vereenighde Nederlanden met hare Beschrijvingen, Uytgegeven by -.. on June 20th Actual price: USD $68,931.
  13. Heritage Auctions James Jamerson Owned and Played 1961 Fender Precision Bass, Serial Number 60228, with Strap, Case, and Photo Archive. on June 18th Actual price: USD $68,750.
  14. Dominic Winter Book Auctions [Drevnosti Rossiskago Gosudarstva: Izdaniya po Vysochaishemu Poveleniyu, on June 14th Actual price: USD $59,654.
  15. Artcurial comte de BUFFON 1707-1788 on June 14th Actual price: USD $59,447.
  16. PIASA LA FORTUNE AVEUGLE DISTRIBUANT DES PRESENTS - CUPIDON ET PSYCHE on June 15th Actual price: USD $58,240.
  17. Heritage Auctions Beatles - Original Tony Curtis Cut-Out from the Cover of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (U.K., 1967), in Framed Display. on June 18th Actual price: USD $57,500.
  18. Heritage Auctions Beatles Yesterday And Today Sealed First State Mono "Butcher Cover" LP in GEM MINT 10 Condition (Capitol T2553, 1966). on June 18th Actual price: USD $57,500.
  19. Bubb Kuyper Luchtkasteel. on June 1st Actual price: USD $57,120.
  20. Dominic Winter Book Auctions The Birds of Great Britain on June 14th Actual price: USD $55,066.
  21. PIASA Album including 83 oban tate-e prints on June 23rd Actual price: USD $53,872.
  22. RR Auction Isaac Newton ADS on June 14th Actual price: USD $53,806.
  23. Bubb Kuyper [N.K.F.]. (Normalieënboekje) on May 30th Actual price: USD $53,280.
  24. Christies THORGAL, LES ARCHERS (T.9), LE LOMBARD 1985 on June 17th Actual price: USD $53,200.
  25. Freemans Bible in Latin. on June 16th Actual price: USD $53,125.


37 total sales reported this week:

Bubb Kuyper. Books, Manuscripts, Prints - Part 7 on June 2nd: 76.94%
Bubb Kuyper. Books, Manuscripts, Prints - Part 6 on June 1st: 76.36%
Bubb Kuyper. Books, Manuscripts, Prints - Part 5 on June 1st: 75.64%
Bubb Kuyper. Books, Manuscripts, Prints - Part 4 on May 31st: 70.71%
Bubb Kuyper. Books, Manuscripts, Prints - Part 3 on May 31st: 55.74%
PIASA. Asian Art - Books and Prints on June 23rd: 56.82%
PIASA. Masters : prints, books, and multiples XXe Including Andy Warhol : L’intégrale on June 22nd: 54.29%
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Fine Art - Prints and Photography on June 22nd: 84.31%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Books and Works on Paper on June 22nd: 72.60%
Minerva Auctions Roma. Books, Autographs and Prints on June 15th: 54.15%
Vermot de Pas. NASA Photographs on June 13th: 24.00%
Vermot de Pas. Children Books - Jean-Jacques Loup Original Drawings on June 12th: 11.04%
Kestenbaum and Company. Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts, Autograph Letters & Graphic Art on June 22nd: 50.73%
Bubb Kuyper. Books, Manuscripts, Prints - Part 2 on May 30th: 71.90%
Bubb Kuyper. Books, Manuscripts, Prints - Part 1 on May 30th: 70.08%
Clars Auction Gallery. Antiques, Asian and Fine Arts: Prints on June 17th: 78.36%
Rachel Davis Fine Arts. Works on Paper - Prints on June 10th: 88.78%
Henri Godts Books and Prints Auctions. Books on June 20th: 76.17%
Bruun Rasmussen. Books and Manuscripts on June 20th: 78.38%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on June 20th: 81.93%
Adams Amsterdam Auctions. Books, Prints on June 20th: 78.23%
Clars Auction Gallery. Antiques, Asian and Fine Arts: Prints on June 18th: 74.51%
Vermot de Pas. Sporlympique III: 100% Sport Sale on June 13th: 18.24%
Leland Little Auctions. Contemporary Prints and Photographs from the Davidson Art College Collection - Online bidstart 6/7Co on June 14th: 100.00%
Leland Little Auctions. Contemporary Prints and Photographs from the Davidson Art College Collection - Online bidstart 6/7 on June 17th: 100.00%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on June 15th: 83.51%
PIASA. Engravings, etc. on June 15th: 97.14%
Christies. Comic Strips and Illustrations on June 17th: 70.55%
Freemans. Books, Maps and Manuscripts on June 16th: 89.30%
RR Auction. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet bidstart 5/19 on June 14th: 64.84%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Fine Art and Antiques - Prints on June 14th: 79.26%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Printed Books, Maps and Documents on June 14th: 85.69%
Dorotheum . Art Photography on June 14th: 58.73%
Dorotheum . Modern and Contemporary Prints on June 14th: 61.64%
Artcurial. Books and Manuscripts on June 14th: 30.89%
Grogan and Company. The June Auction - Prints on June 11th: 95.45%
Chiswick Auctions. Fine Art - Prints on June 13th: 72.73%


For the week ahead 24 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jun. 26th
Profiles in History. Calabasas Hills. Hollywood - Day 1. 650 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 91 lots
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. An Eclectic Collection: the Library of the Late Dr. Ivan Gilbert of Columbus, Ohio: Timed Bidsquare.

Tue. Jun. 27th
Bonhams. London. Prints and Multiples. 119 lots
Jacksons Auction. Cedar Falls, Iowa . World Treasures: Important Russian, European, Asian & American Works. 24 lots
Chiswick Auctions. London. Modern & Contemporary Art from A Distinguished Private Collection, Part One. 8 lots
Kedem Auction. Jerusalem . Jewish and Israeli History and Culture. 341 lots
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Chadds Ford, PA . June Quarterly Fine and Decorative Arts Catalogue. 44 lots
Profiles in History. Calabasas Hills. Hollywood Auction - Day 2. 297 lots

Wed. Jun. 28th
Pierre Berge and Associes. Paris. LIBRARY OF PIERRE BERGÉ '' MUSIC BEFORE ANYTHING ELSE ... '' MUSICIANS AND POETS IN ASSOCIATION WIT. 260 lots
Bonhams. London. Entertainment Memorabilia. 185 lots
Dorotheum . Vienna. Books and Decorative Prints. 385 lots
Forum Auctions in Italy. Roma. No Reserve Online Sale: Antiquarian and Rare Books. 110 lots
Grays Auctioneers. Cleveland, . Fine Art - Prints and Photography. 118 lots
Sothebys. London. Contemporary Art Evening Auction - Prints. 4 lots
Profiles in History. Calabasas Hills. Hollywood Auction - Day 3. 229 lots

Thu. Jun. 29th
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Americana - World History & Exploration - Natural History. 636 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. The Erotica Sale: Books, Works on Paper, Photographs. 115 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper. 94 lots
Sothebys. London. Contemporary Art Day Auction - Prints. 21 lots

Fri. Jun. 30th
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. 75172 Pforzheim. Books, Maps and Prints. 4635 lots

Sat. Jul. 1st
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Prints and Multiples, Photography. 285 lots
Vermot de Pas. Paris. Comics and Original Plates.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Animation Art. 920 lots

Sun. Jul. 2nd
OSENAT. FONTAINEBLEAU. Empire at Fontainebleau. 96 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 6/25.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 6/25.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>Bonhams: September 25, New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>The Tragedie of Julius Caesar.</i> London, 1623. 1st appearance in print, Complete from the First Folio. Sold for $175,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Ernst, Max. <i>Mr. Knife and Miss Fork</i>. Paris, 1932. DELUXE EDITION. Sold for $15,625
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Cage, John. Autograph musical leaf from his Concert for Piano and Orchestra, NY, 1958. Sold for $18,750
    <b>Bonhams: September 25, New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Einstein, Albert. Signed Passport Photo for his US citizenship application. Bermuda, 1935. Sold for $17,500
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Verard, Antoine. Illuminated printed Book of Hours. Paris, 1507. Sold for $7,500
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Wetterkurzschlussel. German Weather Report Codebook - for Enigma use. Berlin, 1942. Sold for $225,000
    <b>Bonhams: September 25, New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Morelos y Pavon, Jose Maria. Autograph letter signed to El Virrey Venegas, February 5, 1812. Sold for $6,250
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Milne, A.A. Complete set of <i>Winnie-the-Pooh</i> books. 4 volumes. All first issue points. London, 1924-1928. Sold for $5,250
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> A 48-star American Flag, battle worn flown at Guadalcanal and Peleliu, 1942-1944. Sold for $35,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Locke, John. Autograph Letter Signed mourning the death of his friend, William Molyneaux, 2 pp, October 27, 1698. Sold for $20,000
  • <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>