• <b>19th Century Shop’s Catalog 170 Great Books and Photos. Please inquire for a copy!</b>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Walt Whitman. Poetical manuscript from <i>Leaves of Grass</i> (1865)
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> (Daniel Boone.) Filson. <i>The Discovery ... of Kentucke</i> (1784)
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Edgar A. Poe. <i>Tales</i> (1845) original cloth
    <b>19th Century Shop’s Catalog 170 Great Books and Photos. Please inquire for a copy!</b>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Emerson. Autograph letter signed on his philosophy of poetry (1841)
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Fitzgerald. <i>This Side of Paradise</i> (1920) presentation copy
  • <b>Cowan’s Auctions: American History: Live Salesroom Auction Including Property from N. Flayderman & Co. Nov. 17, 2017</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, Nov. 17:</b> French & Indian War, Manuscript Orderly Book, Recorded by Captain Nathaniel Perry, 1755-1756. $10,000 - $15,000
    <b>Cowan’s, Nov. 17:</b> Nicholas Gilman, N.H. Patriot, Revolutionary War Veteran, & Signer of the US Constitution, Bible & Sword. $40,000 - $60,000
    <b>Cowan’s, Nov. 17:</b> The Year of Secession, 1861, Exceptional Confederate States of America Collection. $35,000 - $45,000
    <b>Cowan’s Auctions: American History: Live Salesroom Auction Including Property from N. Flayderman & Co. Nov. 17, 2017</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, Nov. 17:</b> Very Rare “Proclamation ... to the People of...Texas,” July 1863, After the Fall of Vicksburg. $3,000 - $5,000
    <b>Cowan’s, Nov. 17:</b> Confederate Pass Signed by Captain William C. Quantrill. $8,000 - $12,000
    <b>Cowan’s, Nov. 17:</b> Album Containing Original Artwork by Frederick Volck, Incl. Drawing of Stonewall Jackson. $2,000 - $4,000
    <b>Cowan’s Auctions: American History: Live Salesroom Auction Including Property from N. Flayderman & Co. Nov. 17, 2017</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, Nov. 17:</b> Sir Edmund Loder, Naturalist, Horticulturist, Traveller, & Sportsman, Exceptional Photo Book. $15,000 - $25,000
    <b>Cowan’s, Nov. 17:</b> Abolitionist Family CDV Album Containing Prominent Abolitionist & Quaker Personalities, Plus. $15,000 - $25,000
    <b>Cowan’s, Nov. 17:</b> Record of American Citizens Listed in the The American Artists Manual Manuscript Order Book, Ca 1812-1813.
    <b>Cowan’s Auctions: American History: Live Salesroom Auction Including Property from N. Flayderman & Co. Nov. 17, 2017</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, Nov. 17:</b> Exceptional CDV of Lincoln Assassination Conspirator Lewis Powell by Gardner. $800 - $1,000
    <b>Cowan’s, Nov. 17:</b> Photo Album and Archive Documenting Rev. W.C. Roe's Mission to Fort Sill, Incl. Many Photographs of Geronimo, & Others. $20,000 - $30,000
    <b>Cowan’s, Nov. 17:</b> The American West, Extraordinary Album Containing Photographs of Mormon Elders, American Indians, & More. $15,000 - $25,000
  • <b>Bonhams: History of Science and Technology. Wednesday, December 6, 2017. New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 95. Turing. <i>Systems of Logic Based on Ordinals</i>. Offprint. London, 1939. Robin Gandy's Copy. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 98. Zernike, Fritz. The 1953 Nobel Prize for Physics: The Invention of the Phase-Contrast Microscope. $100,000 to $150,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 111. Apple 1 Computer, operational, with exceptional provenance. $400,000 to $600,000
    <b>Bonhams: Voices of the 20th Century. Wednesday, December 6, 2017. New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 1074. Bruce, Lenny. An unreleased 16 mm film by "Count" Lewis DePasquale featuring Lenny Bruce. $7,000 to $10,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 1254. Hirohito. Manuscript in Japanese, "The Emperor's Monologue," transcribed by Terasaki Hidenari. $100,000 to $150,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 1095. Goldman. Emma. Large archive of correspondence, much of it to Warren Starr Van Valkenburgh. $70,000 to $100,000
    <b>Bonhams: History of Science and Technology. Wednesday, December 6, 2017. New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 109. Wozniak and Jobs. The First Digital "Blue Box", Berkeley, 1972. $30,000 to $50,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 46. Newton, Isaac. <i>Philosophiae naturalis principia mathematica</i>. 1st issue. London, 1687. $300,000 to $500,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 49. Newton. Autograph Manuscript in English, a portion of a draft of Newton's study on revelation. $15,000 to $20,000
    <b>Bonhams: Voices of the 20th Century. Wednesday, December 6, 2017. New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 1027. Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby. 1st edition, 1st issue. Scribners, 1925. $40,000 to $60,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 1042. Hemingway., Ernest. For Whom the Bell Tolls. Presentation copy, one of 15 copies. Scribners, 1940. $25,000 to $35,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 1215. A 48-star American Flag, flown from LCT-703, sunk on Omaha Beach, December 1944. $15,000 to $20,000
  • <b>Ketterer Kunst Hamburg: Rare Books Auction on November 20th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books Nov. 20:</b><br><i>Biblia latina</i>, Nuremberg 1475. <br>Est: €18,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books Nov. 20:</b><br>Latin and French Book of Hours, Paris around 1490. Est: €60,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books Nov. 20:</b><br>P. J. Redouté, <i>Les Roses</i>, Paris 1828-29. Est: €12,000
    <b>Ketterer Kunst Hamburg: Rare Books Auction on November 20th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books Nov. 20:</b><br>G. W. Knorr, <i>Deliciae Naturae Selectae</i>, Doordrecht 1771. Est: €10,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books Nov. 20:</b><br>J. J. Spalowsky, <i>Beytrag zur Naturgeschichte der Vögel</i>, Vienna 1790-92. Est: €20,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books Nov. 20:</b><br>H. A. Châtelain, <i>Atlas historique</i>, Amsterdam 1718-20. Est: €20,000
    <b>Ketterer Kunst Hamburg: Rare Books Auction on November 20th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books Nov. 20:</b><br>K. Rasmussen, Thule-expedition, around 1925-33. Est: €28,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books Nov. 20:</b><br>E. Cerillo, <i>Dipinti murali di Pompei</i>, Napels 1886. Est: €3,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books Nov. 20:</b><br>W. Shakespeare, <i>The plays</i>, London 1807. Est: €1,500
    <b>Ketterer Kunst Hamburg: Rare Books Auction on November 20th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books Nov. 20:</b><br>G. Klimt, <i>Das Werk</i>, Vienna 1914. Est: €15,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books Nov. 20:</b><br><i>International Exhibition of Modern Art</i>, New York 1926. Est: €3,500
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books Nov. 20:</b><br><i>Arp – Delaunay – Magnelli – Taeuber-Arp</i>, Paris 1950. Est: €1,500

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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.

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  • <b>Christie’s Paris, Nov. 28:</b> Seba, Albertus. <i>Locupletissimi rerum naturalium thesauri.</i> Amsterdam: J. Wetsten, 1734[-1769]. €350,000–550,000
    <b>Christie’s Paris, Nov. 28:</b> Janssonius, Joannes. <i>Novus Atlas Absolutissimus</i>. Amsterdam: J Jansson, 1658 [after 1664]. €250,000–450,000
    <b>Christie’s Paris, Nov. 28:</b> Goya, Francisco de. <i>[La Tauromaquia.] Treinta y tres estampas, que representan diferentes suertes y actitudes del arte de lidiar los Toros</i>. Madrid: [Rafael Esteve, 1816]. €150,000–250,000
    <b>Christie’s Online, Nov. 29 – Dec. 06:</b> Einstein, Albert. <i>On residual rays – and guilt about an old girlfriend</i>. Prague, 26 December 1911. US$10,000–15,000
    <b>Christie’s Online, Nov. 29 – Dec. 06:</b> Einstein, Albert. <i>‘What is logically simple is so difficult mathematically'</i>. Princeton, 16 August 1949. US$20,000–30,000
    <b>Christie’s New York, Dec. 5:</b> Yorktown Campaign manuscript map. ‘No 1 Carte générale de l’Isle de New York et des Environs...No 2. Reconnoissance Geometrique…’ n.p., c. 1781–1782. US$150,000–200,000
    <b>Christie’s New York, Dec. 5:</b> Le Hay, Jacques and Ferriol, Charles de (1637–1722). <i>Recueil de cent estampes représentant differentes nations du Levant</i>. Paris: Le Hay and Duchange, 1714. US$30,000–40,000
    <b>Christie’s New York, Dec. 7:</b> Cresswell, Samuel Gurney. <i>A Series of Eight Sketches … of the Voyage of the H.M.S. Investigator during the Discovery of the North-west Passage</i>. London: 1854. US$30,000–40,000.
    <b>Christie’s New York, Dec. 7:</b> Veer, Gerrit de. <i>Diarium nauticum seu vera descriptio trium navigationum admirandarum</i>. Amsterdam: Cornelius [Claesz], 1598. US$25,000–35,000
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:<br>Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>John Norman, <i>The American Pilot</i>, complete copy with 11 folding charts, Boston, 1810. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>John Smith, <i>New England</i>, London, 1616. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>Plancius Petrus, <i>Orbis Terrarum Typus de Integro Multis in Locis Emendatus</i>, Amsterdam, 1594. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:<br>Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>Martin Waldseemüller, <i>Tabula Terre Nove</i>, woodcut, Strasbourg, 1513. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>Forlani & Zaltieri, <i>Il Disegno del Discoperto della Noua Franza</i>, Venice, 1566. $30,000 to $50,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>Richard Hakluyt, <i>Novus Orbis</i>, first appearance of "Virginia" on a printed map, Paris, 1587. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:<br>Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>Pieter van den Keere, <i>Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Geographica</i>, Amsterdam, 1608. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>Abraham Ortelius, <i>Theatrum Orbis Terrarum</i>, Antwerp, 1584. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>George B. Goode & Samuel A. Kilbourne, <i>Game Fishes of the United States</i>, New York, 1879. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:<br>Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>William Faden, <i>The Province of New Jersey</i>, London, 1777. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>James Gillray, <i>The Plumb-Pudding in Danger</i>, hand-colored etching, London, 1805. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>Pierre Belon, <i>L'Histoire de la Nature des Oyseaux</i>, with woodcut illustrations, Paris, 1555. $8,000 to $12,000.
  • <b>ALDE - Modern Illustrated Books - Original Drawings. 22 November 2017</b>
    <b>ALDE, Nov. 22:</b> DEGAS (Edgar). Danseuses au repos. Charcoal drawing. 30,000€ to 40,000€
    <b>ALDE, Nov. 22:</b> ERNST (Max). Une Semaine de bonté ou Les Sept éléments capitaux. Deuxième cahier. L'Eau. 1934. With an original collage signed by Max Ernst. 15,000€ to 20,000€
    <b>ALDE, Nov. 22:</b> BALZAC (Honoré de). Le Chef-d’œuvre inconnu. 1931. Illustrated edition by Pablo Picasso of 12 original etchings. 20,000€ to 30,000€
    <b>ALDE, Nov. 22:</b> GIACOMETTI (Alberto). Paris sans fin. 1969. Last illustrated book of Giacometti. 15,000€ to 20,000€