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  • <b>Sotheby’s: The Library of John & Suzanne Bonham. 26 September in London. Viewing 22-25 September</b>
    Sotheby’s London, Sep. 26:</b> Churchill, Winston S. Two Typed Letters Signed, regarding the British North Greenland Expedition (1952-54). £3,000 to £4,000
    Sotheby’s London, Sep. 26:</b> Bernatz, Johann Martin. <i> Scenes in Ethiopia</i>. London: F.G. Moon, 1852. First edition. £6,000 to £8,000
    Sotheby’s London, Sep. 26:</b> Captain Lawrence Edward Grace Oates. Collection comprising (among other things): documents and pamphlets. £1,500 to £1,800
    <b>Sotheby’s: The Library of John & Suzanne Bonham. 26 September in London. Viewing 22-25 September</b>
    Sotheby’s London, Sep. 26:</b> Darwin, Charles, and Philip Parker King, and Robert FitzRoy. <i> Narrative of the Surveying Voyages of His Majesty's Ships Adventure and Beagle Between the Years 1826 and 1836…</i> £15,000 to £20,000
    Sotheby’s London, Sep. 26:</b> Spratt, Thomas A.B., and Edward Forbes. <i>Travels in Lycia, Milyas, and the Cibyratis</i>. London: John Van Voorst, 1847. £800 to £1,200
    Sotheby’s London, Sep. 26:</b> Richardson, John. <i>Arctic Searching Expedition: A Journal of a Boat-Voyage Through Rupert's Land and the Arctic Sea, In Search of Sir John Franklin</i>. £6,000 to £8,000
  • <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Cook in Tahiti. [Playbill]. [Germany, c.1840.] $3,000 - $5,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Roberts' Sketches in Egypt and Nubia. London, 1846-9. $20,000 - $30,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Breydenbach. Peregrinatio in terram sanctam. Mainz, 1486. $100,000 - $150,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Dürer. Underweysung der messung [and two more]. Nuremberg, 1525-8. $150,000 - $200,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Whitman. Autograph Manuscript [in] The Complete Writings. One of 32 sets. $8,000 - $12,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Columbus. De Insulis nuper in mari Indico repertis. Basel, 1494. $700,000 - $1,000,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> The Dr. Hendon M. Harris Jr. Korean Atlas Collection. [Korea; c.1700 to c.1890.] $35,000 - $50,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Aa, Pieter van der. Naaukeurige versameling der gedenk-waardigste zee en land-reysen. Leyden, 1706-8. $8000 - $12,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 27:</b> Russian Kholod 5D67 HFL Rocket Engine. $25,000 - $40,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 27:</b> Neil Armstrong Apollo Era Training Glove. $8,000 - $12,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 27:</b> Large Lunar Near Side Chart, Signed by 20th Century Surface Explorers. $20,000 - $25,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 27:</b> Annotated Photo Album Detailing Alexander Graham Bell's Experiments with Tetrahedral Kites. $50,000 - $80,000

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Twelve Auctions Archived, 22 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday, August 19th, 2017, twelve auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; one denominated in euros and 11 denominated in US dollars.  Sales totaled $7,067,878 as 3,024 lots were offered and 2,905 sold for a 96% success rate.

 

1 auction saw its total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Heritage AuctionsComics on August 11th: $6,277,230 

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

SkinnerAugust Americana - Prints on August 13th: 147.84% 
SkinnerAugust Americana Online - bidstart 8/4 on August 14th: 131.13% 
James D Julia AuctioneersFine Art, Asian and Antiques - session 3 - Decorative Prints and Books on August 18th: 109.03% 


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

Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 8/6 on August 13th: 99.66% 
Heritage AuctionsComics on August 11th: 99.12% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 8/6 on August 13th: 97.77% 
SkinnerAugust Americana - Prints on August 13th: 94.12% 
SkinnerAugust Americana Online - bidstart 8/4 on August 14th: 87.80% 
Clars Auction GalleryAntiques, Asian and Fine Arts: Prints on August 12th: 86.36% 
James D Julia AuctioneersFine Art, Asian and Antiques - session 2 - Decorative Prints and Books on August 17th: 84.21% 
Clars Auction GalleryAntiques, Asian and Fine Arts: Prints on August 13th: 82.98% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on August 15th: 81.91% 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Heritage Auctions Robert Crumb Zap Comix #1 Unused Cover Original Art (1967). on August 11th Actual price: USD $525,800.
  2. Heritage Auctions Robert Crumb The People's Comics Complete 4-Page Story Original Art (Golden Gate Publishing Company, 1972). on August 11th Actual price: USD $203,150.
  3. Heritage Auctions Robert Crumb Weirdo #22 Complete 4-Page Story Original Art (Last Gasp, 1988). on August 11th Actual price: USD $131,450.
  4. Heritage Auctions Robert Crumb ID #2 Cover Original Art (Eros/Fantagraphics, 1991). on August 11th Actual price: USD $101,575.
  5. Heritage Auctions Robert Crumb Your Hytone Comics #nn Complete 9-Page Story "Pete the Plumber" Original Art (Apex Novelties, 1971). on August 11th Actual price: USD $89,625.
  6. Heritage Auctions Robert Crumb Mr. Natural #2 Complete 6-Page Story Original Art (San Francisco Comic Book Co., 1971). on August 11th Actual price: USD $77,675.
  7. Heritage Auctions Fred Ray Superman #12 Cover Original Art (DC, 1941). on August 11th Actual price: USD $77,675.
  8. Heritage Auctions Robert Crumb Snoid Comics One-Shot Complete 9-Page Story Original Art (Kitchen Sink Press, 1980). on August 11th Actual price: USD $74,688.
  9. Heritage Auctions The Amazing Spider-Man #14 (Marvel, 1964) CBCS NM/MT 9.8 White pages. on August 11th Actual price: USD $71,700.
  10. Heritage Auctions Steve Ditko Strange Tales #141 Story Page 8 Doctor Strange Original Art (Marvel, 1966). on August 11th Actual price: USD $65,725.
  11. Heritage Auctions The Amazing Spider-Man #1 Stan Lee Verified Signature (Marvel, 1963) CBCS VF/NM 9.0 Off-white to white pages. on August 11th Actual price: USD $65,725.
  12. James D Julia Auctioneers BOOK: LES ROSES, BY PIERRE-JOSEPH ROUDOUTE (1759-1840) AND CLAUDE ANTOINE THORY (1759-1827), PUBLISHED IN PARIS BY FIRMIN DIDOT (1817-1824). on August 17th Actual price: USD $65,340.
  13. Heritage Auctions Detective Comics #35 (DC, 1940) CGC VG+ 4.5 Off-white pages. on August 11th Actual price: USD $56,165.
  14. Heritage Auctions All Star Comics #8 (DC, 1942) CGC VG 4.0 Off-white pages. on August 11th Actual price: USD $53,775.
  15. Heritage Auctions Robert Crumb Weirdo #23 Cover Original Art (Last Gasp, 1988). on August 11th Actual price: USD $52,580.
  16. Heritage Auctions Barry Windsor-Smith Marvel Comics Presents #83 Cover Wolverine/ Weapon X Original Art (Marvel, 1991). on August 11th Actual price: USD $52,580.
  17. Heritage Auctions Steve Ditko Amazing Spider-Man #22 Story Page 17 Original Art (Marvel, 1965). on August 11th Actual price: USD $52,580.
  18. Heritage Auctions Robert Crumb American Splendor Complete 6-Page Story Original Art (Harvey Pekar, 1979). on August 11th Actual price: USD $43,020.
  19. Heritage Auctions Bob Powell and Wally Wood Daredevil #10 Story Page 14 Original Art (Marvel, 1965). on August 11th Actual price: USD $40,630.
  20. Heritage Auctions John Buscema and Vince Colletta Thor #197 Complete 21-Page Story Original Art (Marvel, 1972). on August 11th Actual price: USD $40,630.
  21. Heritage Auctions Amazing Fantasy #15 (Marvel, 1962) CGC VG/FN 5.0 Cream to off-white pages. on August 11th Actual price: USD $38,240.
  22. Heritage Auctions Dave Cockrum and Bob McLeod X-Men #94 Story Page 3 Original Art (1975). on August 11th Actual price: USD $35,850.
  23. Heritage Auctions EC Horror and Crime Comics Bound Volumes Group of 7 (EC, 1950s). on August 11th Actual price: USD $35,850.
  24. Heritage Auctions Hal Foster Tarzan Sunday Comic Strip Original Art dated 8-14-32 (United Feature Syndicate, 1932). on August 11th Actual price: USD $33,460.
  25. Heritage Auctions Science Comics #2 Mile High Pedigree (Fox, 1940) CGC NM- 9.2 Off-white to white pages. on August 11th Actual price: USD $33,460.



12 total sales reported this week:

James D Julia Auctioneers. Fine Art, Asian and Antiques - session 3 - Decorative Prints and Books on August 18th: 75.00%
James D Julia Auctioneers. Fine Art, Asian and Antiques - session 2 - Decorative Prints and Books on August 17th: 84.21%
James D Julia Auctioneers. Fine Art, Asian and Antiques - session 1 - Decorative Prints and Books on August 16th: 69.64%
Skinner. August Americana Online - bidstart 8/4 on August 14th: 87.80%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on August 15th: 81.91%
Skinner. August Americana - Prints on August 13th: 94.12%
Michaans Auctions. August Estate Sale - Books and Prints on August 12th: 71.43%
Clars Auction Gallery. Antiques, Asian and Fine Arts: Prints on August 13th: 82.98%
Clars Auction Gallery. Antiques, Asian and Fine Arts: Prints on August 12th: 86.36%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 8/6 on August 13th: 99.66%
Heritage Auctions. Comics on August 11th: 99.12%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 8/6 on August 13th: 97.77%


For the week ahead 22 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Aug. 21st
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Chadds Ford, PA . August Premier Auction - Books and Prints. 42 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints, Photographs. 104 lots
Australian Book Auctions. Armadale, . Important Books, Voyages and Travels, Literature and Art, Fishing, &c.. 458 lots

Tue. Aug. 22nd
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Japanese Art. 125 lots

Wed. Aug. 23rd
Eldreds. East Dennis,. The Prints of Paul Jacoulet. 87 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Summer Sale - Prints. 5 lots

Thu. Aug. 24th
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Books - Day 1. 802 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Miniature Books: Library of A Gentleman's Collection. 317 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Asian Art. 50 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Modern Literature, Children’s and Illustrated Books. 115 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Princess Diana Tribute - Online bidstart 8/18. 47 lots
Skinner. Marlborough. 20th Century Design - prints. 10 lots
Waverly Auctions. Falls Church. Quinn Books: Shelf lots. 286 lots

Fri. Aug. 25th
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Books - Day 2. 253 lots
Rago Arts and Auctions. Lambertville. Unreserved - Session 1. 46 lots

Sat. Aug. 26th
Addison and Sarova. Macon. Rare Books, Manuscripts and Ephemera. 211 lots
Rago Arts and Auctions. Lambertville. Unreserved - Session 2. 104 lots
Leland Little Auctions. Hillsborough, NC. Customer Appreciation Gallery Auction. 51 lots
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books.

Sun. Aug. 27th
Rago Arts and Auctions. Lambertville. Unreserved - Session 3. 62 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 8/20.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 8/20.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>Consignments now invited<br>History of Science & Technology<br>December 12th, 2017</b>
    NEWTON, ISAAC. <i>Opticks</i>. London, 1704. Presentation copy to Edmund Halley. Sold for $1,330,000
    Apple Computer Contract & Dissolution of Contract, signed by Jobs, Wozniak, & Wayne. Sold for $1,594,500
    DARWIN, CHARLES. Autograph Manuscript page from the manuscript of <i>On the Origin of Species</i>. Sold for $250,000
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> Printed & Manuscript Americana</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> Broadside proclaiming the end of the Revolutionary War, NH, 1783. $20,000 to $30,000. 
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> Manuscript medical journal kept by physicians aboard Continental Navy vessels, 1777-88. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> Manuscript notes on sermons heard at Boston's First Church & Old South Church, 1684-1703. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> Printed & Manuscript Americana</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> Missionary archive of Samuel W. and Gideon H. Pond, MN, 1833-93. $30,000 to $40,000. 
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> Captain's journal of a mutinous whaling journey, South Pacific, 1839-46. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> <i>McClees' Gallery of Photographic Portraits ... of the Thirty-Fifth Congress</i>,Washington, 1859. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> Printed & Manuscript Americana</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> Juan de Ugarte, manuscript report on first 16 months of California missions, Mexico, 1699. $12,000 to $18,000
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> Cyanotype albums depicting the construction of the Williamsburg Bridge, New York City, 1897-1903. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> Unrecorded broadside from occupied New York, 1778. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> Printed & Manuscript Americana</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> <i>The Honolulu Merchants' Looking-Glass</i>, first edition, San Francisco, 1862. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> Honorius Philoponus, <i>Nova Typis Transacta Navigatio</i>, first edition, Linz, 1621. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> The Book of Mormon, first edition, Palmyra, NY, 1830. $10,000 to $15,000.
  • <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. September 27, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Cook (Captain James).- Webber (John) and Marie Catherina Prestel. Four views in the South Seas [bound with] <i>Atlas to accompany Captain James Cook's account of his voyages...</i> £4,000 to £6,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Knight (Joseph). <i>On the cultivation of the plants belonging to the natural order of Proteeae</i>, 1809. £2,000 to £3,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> India & China.- Sonnerat (Pierre). <i>Voyage aux Indes Orientales et a la Chine, fait par ordre du roi, depuis 1774 jusqu'en 1781</i>. £20,000 to £30,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. September 27, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Mongolia.- Pallas (Peter Simon). <i>Sammlungen Historischer Nachrichten uber die Mongolischen Volkerschaften.</i> £15,000 to £20,000 
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> America.- Warre (Henry). <i>Sketches in North America</i>, 1848. £4,000 to £6,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Atlases.- <i>English Pilot (The). The Fourth Book. Describing The West-Indian Navigation, from Hudson's Bay to the River Amazones...</i> £4,000 to £6,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. September 27, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Greece.- Lear (Edward). <i>Views of the Seven Ionian Isles</i>, signed presentation copy from the author to Evelyn Baring, 1863. £3,000 to £4,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Lear (Edward).- [Gray (John Edward)]. <i>Gleanings from the Menagerie and Aviary at Knowsley Hall</i>, 1846. £7,000 to £10,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Flamsteed (John). <i>Historiae Coelestis</i>, first edition,1712. £20,000 to £30,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. September 27, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Flamsteed (John). <i>Atlas Coelestis</i>, 1781. £10,000 to £15,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Conjuring Posters.- The Steens, American Mystifiers: Originators of Silent Transmission. broadside poster, [probably 1890-1900]. £300 to £500
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Tyndale's Bible.- Bible, English. The newe Testament, Richard Jugge, 1552; sold not subject to return. £10,000 to £15,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. September 27, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Cook (Captain James).- Webber (John) and Marie Catherina Prestel. Four views in the South Seas [bound with] <i>Atlas to accompany Captain James Cook's account of his voyages to the Pacific Ocean in the years 1776-1780.</i>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Knight (Joseph). <i>On the cultivation of the plants belonging to the natural order of Proteeae</i>, 1809. £2,000 to £3,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> India & China.- Sonnerat (Pierre). <i>Voyage aux Indes Orientales et a la Chine, fait par ordre du roi, depuis 1774 jusqu'en 1781</i>. £20,000 to £30,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. September 27, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Mongolia.- Pallas (Peter Simon). <i>Sammlungen Historischer Nachrichten uber die Mongolischen Volkerschaften.</i> £15,000 to £20,000 
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> America.- Warre (Henry). <i>Sketches in North America</i>, 1848. £4,000 to £6,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Atlases.- <i>English Pilot (The). The Fourth Book. Describing The West-Indian Navigation, from Hudson's Bay to the River Amazones...</i> £4,000 to £6,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. September 27, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Greece.- Lear (Edward). <i>Views of the Seven Ionian Isles</i>, signed presentation copy from the author to Evelyn Baring, 1863. £3,000 to £4,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Lear (Edward).- [Gray (John Edward)]. <i>Gleanings from the Menagerie and Aviary at Knowsley Hall</i>, 1846. £7,000 to £10,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Flamsteed (John). <i>Historiae Coelestis</i>, first edition,1712. £20,000 to £30,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. September 27, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Flamsteed (John). <i>Atlas Coelestis</i>, 1781. £10,000 to £15,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Conjuring Posters.- The Steens, American Mystifiers: Originators of Silent Transmission. broadside poster, [probably 1890-1900]. £300 to £500
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Tyndale's Bible.- Bible, English. The newe Testament, Richard Jugge, 1552; sold not subject to return. £10,000 to £15,000
  • <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…