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Seventeen Auctions Archived, 11 Sales this Week

For the week ended Saturday, July 29, 2017, 17 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; six denominated in euros and 11 in US dollars.  Turnover was $1,904,954 as 4,581 lots were offered and 3,625 sold for a 79% success rate.  It’s summer and every week is quite different.

  

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

Dominic Winter Book AuctionsChildren's and Illustrated Books, Modern Literature, and First Editions on July 20th: 136.93% 
EldredsThe Marine Sale - Books and Prints on July 20th: 120.32% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents on July 19th: 105.86% 


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

Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 7/16 on July 23rd: 99.64% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsChildren's and Illustrated Books, Modern Literature, and First Editions on July 20th: 93.78% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 7/16 on July 23rd: 92.77% 
SkinnerCountry Americana - Pribnts on July 20th: 91.67% 
Brunk AuctionsJuly Sale - Day 2 - Books and Prints on July 22nd: 90.77% 
Brunk AuctionsJuly Sale - Day 1 - Books and Prints on July 21st: 89.80% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents on July 19th: 84.21% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on July 20th: 80.88% 
EldredsThe Marine Sale - Books and Prints on July 20th: 80.00% 


17 total sales reported this week: 

Bloomsbury AuctionsRare Books and Works on Paper, including Photographs and Autographs on July 27th: 62.09% 
PBA GalleriesFine Literature and Fine Books on July 27th: 77.21% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on July 20th: 80.88% 
Brunk AuctionsJuly Sale - Day 2 - Books and Prints on July 22nd: 90.77% 
Brunk AuctionsJuly Sale - Day 1 - Books and Prints on July 21st: 89.80% 
SkinnerCountry Americana - Pribnts on July 20th: 91.67% 
Charlton HallEstate and Private Collections on July 22nd: 65.38% 
RR AuctionOlympic Memorabilia - Internet bidstart 7/13 on July 20th: 55.26% 
EldredsThe Marine Sale - Books and Prints on July 20th: 80.00% 
Keys Fine Arts AuctioneersFine Sale - Day 3: Books on July 20th: 53.23% 
Trafford BooksBooks on July 19th: 73.65% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsChildren's and Illustrated Books, Modern Literature, and First Editions on July 20th: 93.78% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents on July 19th: 84.21% 
JellyFishTreeBooks on July 5th: 20.47% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 7/16 on July 23rd: 92.77% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 7/16 on July 23rd: 99.64% 
Old World AuctionsAntique Maps, Globes, Charts, Atlases & Vintage Graphics - online bidstart 6/7 on June 14th: 69.84% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Dominic Winter Book Auctions On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life on July 19th Actual price: USD $86,996.
  2. Bloomsbury Auctions Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, on July 27th Actual price: USD $61,727.
  3. Eldreds NATHAN YOUNG'S JOURNAL OF FOUR WHALING VOYAGES FROM PROVINCETOWN, MASSACHUSETTS on July 20th Actual price: USD $57,000.
  4. Dominic Winter Book Auctions A complete set of all 14 James Bond novels on July 20th Actual price: USD $41,945.
  5. Bloomsbury Auctions The Repository of Arts on July 27th Actual price: USD $21,117.
  6. Dominic Winter Book Auctions The Power and the Glory on July 20th Actual price: USD $13,360.
  7. Dominic Winter Book Auctions Voyage Round the World, in the Years 1803 on July 19th Actual price: USD $10,564.
  8. Bloomsbury Auctions You Only Live Twice on July 27th Actual price: USD $10,559.
  9. Dominic Winter Book Auctions A Murder of Quality on July 20th Actual price: USD $10,253.
  10. Dominic Winter Book Auctions Robert Morden Miniature Map Playing Cards. [The 52 Counties of England and Wales, Geographically Described in a Pack of Cards on July 20th Actual price: USD $10,098.
  11. Dominic Winter Book Auctions Gleanings of Natural History, exhibiting figures of Quadrupeds, Birds, Insects, Plants &c..., on July 19th Actual price: USD $9,942.
  12. PBA Galleries Moby-Dick; or, the Whale on July 27th Actual price: USD $9,600.
  13. RR Auction Antwerp 1920 Summer Olympics Official Olympic Report on July 20th Actual price: USD $7,963.
  14. Bloomsbury Auctions Psalter (The) or Psalmes of David, on July 27th Actual price: USD $7,797.
  15. Dominic Winter Book Auctions A Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism, on July 19th Actual price: USD $7,768.
  16. Dominic Winter Book Auctions Severn & Somme on July 20th Actual price: USD $6,835.
  17. Dominic Winter Book Auctions Kinder- und Haus-Märchen. Gesammelt durch die Brüder Grimm, on July 20th Actual price: USD $6,525.
  18. PBA Galleries The Catcher in the Rye on July 27th Actual price: USD $6,000.
  19. Old World Auctions Maris Pacifici, (quod Vulgo Mar del Zur) cum Regionibus Circumiacentibus, Insulisque in Eodem Passim Sparsis, Novissima Descriptio Abraham Ortelius on June 14th Actual price: USD $5,750.
  20. Dominic Winter Book Auctions Notes on Nursing, What it is, and What it is not on July 19th Actual price: USD $5,593.
  21. Dominic Winter Book Auctions The History of Travayle in the West and East Indies, and other countreys lying eyther way, towards the fruitfull and ryche Moluccas. on July 19th Actual price: USD $5,593.
  22. PBA Galleries The Works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle on July 27th Actual price: USD $5,400.
  23. PBA Galleries The Red Badge of Courage: An Episode of the American Civil War on July 27th Actual price: USD $5,400.
  24. Heritage Auctions Iron Man #54 Story Page 14 Namor and Moondragon Original Art on July 23rd Actual price: USD $5,258.
  25. Dominic Winter Book Auctions The Illustrated London News, 102 volumes, a broken run, volumes 4-104 on July 19th Actual price: USD $5,127.



For the week ahead 11 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jul. 31st
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints and Photographs. 50 lots
Grays Auctioneers. Cleveland, . A Century of World's Fairs. 85 lots

Wed. Aug. 2nd
Swann Galleries. New York. Vintage Posters. 610 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Americana and Paintings - Books, Prints. 44 lots
Forum Auctions in Italy. Roma. No Reserve Online Sale: Antiquarian and Rare Books. 99 lots

Sat. Aug. 5th
Case Antiques, Inc.. Knoxville. Live Auction - Books, Prints. 134 lots
Leland Little Auctions. Hillsborough, NC. August Gallery Auction. 76 lots
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Hudson. Americana and English - Prints. 63 lots

Sun. Aug. 6th
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Cowboy Con Auction. 43 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 7/30.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 7/30.

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>