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Seven Auctions Archived, 18 upcoming this week

For the week ended Saturday, July 15th, 7 sales were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; one denominated in euros, 1 in British pounds, and 5 in US dollars.  Turnover was a slim $952,230, not because there wasn’t activity but because we, at Rare Book Hub, are working shorter summer hours.  For this report 1,700 lots were offered and 1,535 sold for a 90% success rate.  We’ll be back to full schedule this week.

 

For the week ahead 18 auctions are scheduled.

 

5 sales this past week saw at least 80% of their lots sell: 

Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 7/2 on July 9th: 99.25% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 7/2 on July 9th: 97.06% 
RossiniEngravings, etc. on July 4th: 88.89% 
Neal Auction CompanySummer Estates Auction on July 9th: 80.65% 
Holabird Kagin AmericanaGreat American July Auction - Session one: prints, books, ephemera on July 8th: 80.34% 


7 auctions were reported: 

Neal Auction CompanySummer Estates Auction on July 9th: 80.65% 
Holabird Kagin AmericanaGreat American July Auction - Session one: prints, books, ephemera on July 8th: 80.34% 
Neal Auction CompanyBooks, Prints on July 8th: 77.36% 
RossiniEngravings, etc. on July 4th: 88.89% 
Bloomsbury AuctionsWestern and Oriental Manuscripts and Miniatures on July 6th: 60.57% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 7/2 on July 9th: 97.06% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 7/2 on July 9th: 99.25% 
 
Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Bloomsbury Auctions Compendium of Canon Law, Homilies and religious treatises, partly copied by the scribe Nicolaos, manuscript in Greek, on paper, in a Greek-style binding perhaps made in Western Europe on July 6th Actual price: USD $87,978.
  2. Bloomsbury Auctions The Antonine Itinerary, with its additions for maritime travel and ports, decorated humanist manuscript, in Latin on paper on July 6th Actual price: USD $67,183.
  3. Bloomsbury Auctions Charlemagne's Admonitio Generalis, the Aachen capitulary of 789, single leaf from a decorated manuscript in Latin on parchment on July 6th Actual price: USD $57,586.
  4. Bloomsbury Auctions Juvenal, Satires I-XVI, in dactylic hexameter verse, with introductory hexameter to satires II, IV-VIII by Guarino da Verona, fine humanist manuscript in Latin on parchment on July 6th Actual price: USD $47,988.
  5. Bloomsbury Auctions The Master of the Montepulciano Gradual (formerly identified as the work of the Master of San Giovanni Fuorcivitas), a virgin saint being crowned at moment of execution, in a large historiated initial, on a leaf from the Sanctorale volume of a set of il on July 6th Actual price: USD $41,590.
  6. Bloomsbury Auctions The Hardouin Hours, illuminated manuscript in Latin, on parchment on July 6th Actual price: USD $36,791.
  7. Bloomsbury Auctions R ental Roll for the Christchurch ecclesiastical estate, Ipswich, large scroll in Latin with Middle English inscription on outside and occasional Middle English bynames, manuscript on parchment on July 6th Actual price: USD $28,793.
  8. Bloomsbury Auctions Single large leaf from a monumental Glagolitic Breviary, with part of the reading for the Feast of St. Apollonia, from a decorated manuscript on parchment on July 6th Actual price: USD $22,394.
  9. Bloomsbury Auctions Psalter, of Dominican Use, illuminated manuscript in Latin on parchment on July 6th Actual price: USD $14,396.
  10. Bloomsbury Auctions A Moroccan Dala'il al-Khayrat , in Arabic, illuminated manuscript on paper on July 6th Actual price: USD $11,997.
  11. Bloomsbury Auctions Leaf from a notably large and early copy of the Gospel of Matthew, in Armenian, on parchment on July 6th Actual price: USD $7,998.
  12. Bloomsbury Auctions Krishna and Balarama Fight the Evil King Kamsa's Wrestlers, scene from the Bhagavata Purana , Indian miniature on card, probably Kangra school on July 6th Actual price: USD $7,358.
  13. Bloomsbury Auctions Monastic Rule of the Third Order of Franciscans, and various practical Offices, a Litany and an Office for Dead, decorated manuscript in Italian and Latin, on parchment on July 6th Actual price: USD $7,038.
  14. Bloomsbury Auctions Two Franciscans reading and bearing witness as God appears to them, in a large historiated initial on a leaf from an illuminated manuscript choir psalter on parchment on July 6th Actual price: USD $6,398.
  15. Bloomsbury Auctions The Prayerbook of Anna Catharina Karbanin of Wolschan, eastern border of Czech Republic, illuminated manuscript in German on paper and parchment on July 6th Actual price: USD $6,398.
  16. Bloomsbury Auctions Augustine, Sermons , complete leaf and stub of its conjoint leaf within the bifolium, from a manuscript in Latin on parchment on July 6th Actual price: USD $6,398.
  17. Bloomsbury Auctions Book of Hours, Use of Rome, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on parchment on July 6th Actual price: USD $5,599.
  18. Bloomsbury Auctions A Prince and Princess seated in a chamber with a hugga , illuminated Indian miniature on card, Kangra school on July 6th Actual price: USD $5,599.
  19. Bloomsbury Auctions Lord Krishna and the bathing Gopis, scene from the Bhagavata Purana, Indian miniature on paper, Kangra school on July 6th Actual price: USD $5,119.
  20. Heritage Auctions New Warriors #15 Cover Original Art on July 9th Actual price: USD $5,019.
  21. Neal Auction Company New Orleans Characters, on July 8th Actual price: USD $4,880.
  22. Bloomsbury Auctions The Rental book of Diethers von Ernberg , in German, manuscript on paper on July 6th Actual price: USD $4,799.
  23. Bloomsbury Auctions Two bifolia from an early Gradual, in Latin on parchment on July 6th Actual price: USD $4,639.
  24. Neal Auction Company Confederate Prisoner Autograph Album from Fort Warren, Dec. 5, 1861?April 5, 1862 on July 8th Actual price: USD $4,575.
  25. Bloomsbury Auctions Grant of Lord ‘Harsquy' of Cleseby of rights over woodland named “Scroges” near Ellerton, North Yorkshire, to Mahen of Wassingburn, with the right to ‘cut and carry at will' reserving only the common of pasture for Lord Harsculph, manuscript document in on July 6th Actual price: USD $4,479.


For the week ahead 18 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jul. 17th
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. Property from N. Flayderman & Co.: Online Timed Auction - Internet bidstart 7/6. 294 lots

Wed. Jul. 19th
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books, Maps and Documents. 551 lots
Trafford Books. Manchester. Books. 334 lots
Winner's Auctions and Exhibitions. Jerusalem. Holy books, letters from Rabbis and Rebbes, Judaica, Maps, Periodicals, Postcards, banknotes, Eretz. 331 lots
Sothebys. New York. Contemporary Living Online: Prints, Photographs and Design - Online bidstart 7/6. 160 lots

Thu. Jul. 20th
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Fine Sale - Day 3: Books. 124 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Children's and Illustrated Books, Modern Literature, and First Editions. 370 lots
Sothebys. New York. Space Exploration. 143 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper. 72 lots
Charlton Hall. West Columbia, SC. Estate and Private Collections. 52 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. The Marine Sale - Books and Prints. 70 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Olympic Memorabilia - Internet bidstart 7/13. 38 lots
Leland Little Auctions. Hillsborough, NC. The Estate of the late Richard C. Siskey and Diane Siskey presented by Iron Horse Auction Co. and Le. 43 lots
Skinner. Marlborough. Country Americana - Pribnts. 24 lots

Fri. Jul. 21st
Brunk Auctions. Asheville, NC . July Sale - Day 1 - Books and Prints. 49 lots

Sat. Jul. 22nd
Brunk Auctions. Asheville, NC . July Sale - Day 2 - Books and Prints. 65 lots

Sun. Jul. 23rd
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 7/16.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 7/16.

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>