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Thirty-one Auctions Archived, 32 new Sales this Week

For the week ended Saturday, 16 September, 31 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database, 5 denominated in euros, 6 in British pounds, and 20 in US dollars.  Turnover was $5,389,009 as 7,208 lots were offered and 5,687 sold for a 79% success rate.  This was a strong week.

 

2 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Heritage AuctionsBooks on September 14th: $1,879,951 
SothebysMade in Britain - Prints on September 13th: $1,024,516 

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

SothebysTimeless Elegance on September 14th: 296.88% 
ChristiesSOUTH ASIAN MODERN + CONTEMPORARY ART on September 13th: 222.83% 
Chiswick AuctionsAsian Art - Books and Prints on September 5th: 138.63% 
Moreshet AuctionsJudaica: Books and Manuscripts on September 4th: 126.72% 
SothebysMade in Britain - Prints on September 13th: 121.56% 
SothebysTimeless Elegance on September 15th: 115.85% 


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

Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersFine Auction - Art and Design - Prints on September 9th: 100.00% 
Gibson Auction Inc.Civil War Relics on September 9th: 100.00% 
SothebysTimeless Elegance on September 14th: 100.00% 
Alaska AuctionOnline Auction - Books, Prints on September 6th: 100.00% 
ChristiesSOUTH ASIAN MODERN + CONTEMPORARY ART on September 13th: 100.00% 
Neal Auction CompanyFall Estates Auction on September 10th: 100.00% 
Alaska AuctionBooks, Prints on September 7th: 100.00% 
National Book AuctionsBooks and Ephemera - Colonial, Vellum, Childrens, Signed, etc. on September 9th: 99.45% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 9/3 on September 10th: 99.16% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 9/3 on September 10th: 98.62% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - Online bidstart 9/5 on September 12th: 98.36% 
Heritage AuctionsBooks on September 14th: 95.89% 
Aspire AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Prints - Internet bidstart 9/1 on September 9th: 93.83% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on September 12th: 92.00% 
SothebysMade in Britain - Prints on September 13th: 89.57% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on September 14th: 87.85% 
SothebysTimeless Elegance on September 15th: 81.82% 
Leslie Hindman AuctioneersSt. Louis Fall Auction - Books and Prints on September 15th: 80.65% 
Trafford BooksBooks on August 30th: 80.34% 
 
 
Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers Chicago. on September 13th Actual price: USD $197,000.
  2. Alexander Historical Auctions THE AMERICAN FLAG FLOWN OVER PACIFIC FLEET HEADQUARTERS DURING THE ATTACK ON PEARL HARBOR on September 14th Actual price: USD $131,198.
  3. Alexander Historical Auctions ADOLF HITLER'S GLOBE, CAPTURED AT HIS BAVARIAN HOME on September 14th Actual price: USD $94,754.
  4. Heritage Auctions Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. on September 14th Actual price: USD $81,250.
  5. Sothebys EQUANIMITY, 2004 on September 13th Actual price: USD $69,825.
  6. Heritage Auctions History of the Indian Tribes of North America, with Biographical Sketches and Anecdotes of the Principal Chiefs Embellished With One Hundred and Twenty Portraits. From the Indian Gallery in the Department of War, at Washington. on September 14th Actual price: USD $66,250.
  7. Heritage Auctions Original Copper Printing Plate. on September 14th Actual price: USD $62,500.
  8. Heritage Auctions Ara Vos Prec. on September 14th Actual price: USD $57,500.
  9. Sothebys RELEASE (WORKING PROOFS FOR STAGES 19 AND 16) (L. 83) on September 13th Actual price: USD $53,200.
  10. Heritage Auctions Red Harvest. on September 14th Actual price: USD $50,625.
  11. Heritage Auctions [The Nuremberg Chronicle]. Liber cronicarum cum figuris et ymaginibus. on September 14th Actual price: USD $50,000.
  12. Sothebys RELEASE (L. 83) on September 13th Actual price: USD $49,875.
  13. Alexander Historical Auctions PRESENTATION "MEIN KAMPF" TO HITLER FROM GAULEITER OTTO TELSCHOW on September 14th Actual price: USD $47,377.
  14. Sothebys SHEEP (C. 196-197; 199; 225-235) on September 13th Actual price: USD $46,550.
  15. Sothebys RELEASE (WORKING PROOFS FOR STAGES 16 AND 19) (LULLIN 83) on September 13th Actual price: USD $46,550.
  16. Neal Auction Company Lithographic Water Made of Lines, Crayon and Two Blue Washes with Green Wash, 1978-1980 on September 10th Actual price: USD $46,080.
  17. Sothebys BLOND GIRL (HARTLEY 24; FIGURA 33) on September 13th Actual price: USD $36,575.
  18. Heritage Auctions The Sun Also Rises. on September 14th Actual price: USD $35,000.
  19. Sothebys METHAMPHETAMINE on September 13th Actual price: USD $31,588.
  20. Sothebys PITCHFORK ON GREEN; PITCHFORK ON PINK on September 13th Actual price: USD $31,588.
  21. Moreshet Auctions An Amulet on Parchment "Which Shakes All the Worlds" in the Handwriting of the Lofty Tzadik the Rebbe Rabbi Yeshayale Krestirer. Extremely Rare on September 4th Actual price: USD $31,200.
  22. Christies Ahmedabad; Kabul; Beirut (from the portfolio These Cities Blotted into the Wilderness (Adrienne Rich after Ghalib)) on September 13th Actual price: USD $30,000.
  23. Heritage Auctions The Birds of America, From Drawings Made in the United States and Their Territories. on September 14th Actual price: USD $28,750.
  24. Heritage Auctions The Hobbit. Or There and Back Again. on September 14th Actual price: USD $28,750.
  25. Heritage Auctions Tarzan of the Apes [In The All-Story, Vol. XXIV, No. 2]. on September 14th Actual price: USD $28,750.



31 total sales reported this week:

Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. St. Louis Fall Auction - Books and Prints on September 15th: 80.65%
Alexander Historical Auctions. Summer Militaria Auction - Autographs, Photographs, Documents, Posters, etc. on September 14th: 74.71%
Bloomsbury Auctions. The Glory of Science: Photos, Maps, Prints and Autographs on September 14th: 59.63%
Sothebys. Timeless Elegance on September 15th: 81.82%
Sothebys. Timeless Elegance on September 14th: 100.00%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on September 14th: 87.85%
Heritage Auctions. Books on September 14th: 95.89%
National Book Auctions. Books and Ephemera - Colonial, Vellum, Childrens, Signed, etc. on September 9th: 99.45%
Moreshet Auctions. Judaica: Books and Manuscripts on September 4th: 61.94%
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Fine Books and Manuscripts on September 13th: 64.53%
Christies. SOUTH ASIAN MODERN + CONTEMPORARY ART on September 13th: 100.00%
Aspire Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Prints - Internet bidstart 9/1 on September 9th: 93.83%
Sothebys. Made in Britain - Prints on September 13th: 89.57%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Online bidstart 9/5 on September 12th: 98.36%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Fine Auction - Art and Design - Prints on September 9th: 100.00%
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Books - Internet Bidstart 8/24 on August 31st: 38.89%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on September 12th: 92.00%
Gibson Auction Inc.. Civil War Relics on September 9th: 100.00%
Michaans Auctions. Gallery Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs on September 9th: 79.31%
Potter and Potter Auctions. Coin-Op and Advertising - Posters and Lithographs on September 9th: 78.95%
Neal Auction Company. Fall Estates Auction on September 10th: 100.00%
Alaska Auction. Books, Prints on September 7th: 100.00%
Alaska Auction. Online Auction - Books, Prints on September 6th: 100.00%
Trafford Books. Books on August 30th: 80.34%
Rossini. Prints, Lithographs on September 5th: 17.82%
Addison and Sarova. Rare Books, Manuscripts and Ephemera on August 26th: 79.62%
Chiswick Auctions. Printed Books and Manuscripts on July 26th: 79.00%
Chiswick Auctions. Asian Art - Books and Prints on September 5th: 72.00%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 9/3 on September 10th: 99.16%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Antique Prints on September 7th: 59.09%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 9/3 on September 10th: 98.62%


For the week ahead 7 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Sep. 18th
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Books. 372 lots
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Autographs. 50 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 55 lots

Tue. Sep. 19th
Christies. London - King Street. Prints and Multiples. 216 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. 19th and 20th Century Prints and Drawings. 636 lots
Artcurial. Paris. The Banksy Years. 70 lots
Artcurial. Paris. More - Prints. 147 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Books. 11 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Online bidstart 9/12. 520 lots

Wed. Sep. 20th
Sothebys. London. Prints and Multiples. 247 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Fine Clocks, Barometers & Scientific Instruments - Books. 96 lots

Thu. Sep. 21st
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Rare Cartography - Americana. 420 lots
Venator and Hanstein. Köln . Rare Posters. 308 lots
Forum Auctions in Italy. Roma. NO RESERVE: Online Auction: Antiquarian and Rare Books. 84 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. 1933 Goudey PSA Set Registry Sports Collectibles Catalog Auction. 240 lots
Dorotheum . Vienna. Books and Decorative Prints. 340 lots

Fri. Sep. 22nd
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Ornithology - Books and Prints. 217 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper. 102 lots
Ader. PARIS. Photograph Books. 328 lots
Christies. Paris. Collection Jean Lafont. 27 lots
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Old Master Prints. 63 lots
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Old Master & 19th Century Prints & Drawings. 63 lots
Venator and Hanstein. Köln . Books, manuscripts, autographs and prints. 854 lots

Sat. Sep. 23rd
Rachel Davis Fine Arts. Cleveland. Asian Fine Art - Prints. 286 lots
Potomack Company. Alexandria. September Live Auction: Books and prints. 9 lots
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. Demeure by Jacqueline Offenbach and the painter Pierre Mousset Souvenirs-Partitions Library -Tableau. 19 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Antiques and Accessories - Books and Prints.
Venator and Hanstein. Köln . Modern and contemporary prints, drawings, multiples, modern books and portfolios.. 623 lots

Sun. Sep. 24th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 9/17.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 9/17.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Internet Sports Collectibles - bidstart 8/29. 312 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> E.H. SHEPARD, Original drawing for A.A. Milne’s The House at Pooh Corner.<br>$40,000-60,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> BERNARD RATZER, Plan of the City of New York in North America, surveyed in the years 1766 & 1767. $80,000-100,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> THOMAS JEFFERSON, Autograph letter signed comparing Logan, Tecumseh, and Little Turtle to the Spartans. Monticello: 15 February 1821. $14,000-18,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> JOHN C. FREMONT, Narrative of the Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains, in the Year 1842.. Abridged edition, the only one containing the folding map From the Sporting Library of Arnold “Jake” Johnson. $3,000-5,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> ZANE GREY, Album containing 94 large format photographs of Grey and party at Catalina Island, Arizona, and fishing in the Pacific. From the Sporting Library of Arnold “Jake” Johnson. $5,000-$8,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> WILLIAM COMBE, A History of Madeira ... illustrative of the Costumes, Manners, and Occupations of the Inhabitants. produced by Ackermann in 1821; From the Sporting Library of Jake Johnson. $2,000-$3,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> ERIC TAVERNER, Salmon Fishing... One of 275 copies signed by Taverner, published in 1931,From the Sporting Library of Jake Johnson. $2,000-$3,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> JOHN WHITEHEAD, Exploration of Mount Kina Balu, North Borneo. Whitehead reached the high point of Kinabalu in 1888. Part of a major group of travel books from the Sporting Library of Jake Johnson. $2,000-$3,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> JOHN LONG, Voyages and Travels of an Indian Interpreter and Trader, describing the Manners and Customs of the North American Indians... The first edition of 1791. $3,000-$5,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> SAMUEL BECKETT, Stirrings Still. This, Beckett’s last work of fiction with original lithographs by Le Brocquy, limited to 200 copies signed by the author and the artist. From the Estate of Howard Kaminsky.. $1,500-$2,500
  • <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>
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> Jacques-Émile Ruhlmann, wallpaper sample book, circa 1919. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> Archive from a late office of the Breuer & Smith architectural team, New York, 1960-70s. $3,500 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> William Morris, <i>The Story of the Glittering Plain or the Land of Living Men,</i> illustrated by Walter Crane, Kelmscott Press, Hammersmith, 1894. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> Gustave Doré, <i>La Sainte Bible selon la Vulgate,</i> Tours, 1866. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> Gustav Klimt & Max Eisler, <i>Eine Nachlese,</i> complete set, Vienna, 1931. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b><br>Eric Allatini & Gerda Wegener, <i>Sur Talons Rouges,</i> with original watercolor by Wegener, Paris, 1929. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b><br>C.P. Cavafy, <i>Fourteen Poems,</i> illustrated & signed by David Hockney, London, 1966. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> Jean Midolle, <i>Spécimen des Écritures Modernes...</i>, Strasbourg, 1834-35. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b><br>E.A. Seguy, <i>Floréal: Dessins & Coloris Nouveaux,</i> Paris, 1925. $3,000 to $4,000.
  • <b>Bonhams: Results from Fine Books and Manuscripts on March 9, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN. Autograph Manuscript sketch-leaf part of the score of the Scottish Songs, "Sunset" Op. 108 no 2. [Vienna, February 1818]. Inscribed by Alexander Wheelock Thayer. SOLD for $131,250
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> Violin belonging to Albert Einstein, presented to him by Oscar H. Steger, 1933. SOLD for $516,500
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> EINSTEIN, ALBERT. Autograph Letter Signed ("Papa") to his son Hans Albert, discussing his involvement with the atomic bomb, September 2, 1945. SOLD for $106,250
    <b>Bonhams: Results from Fine Books and Manuscripts on March 9, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> HAMILTON, ALEXANDER. Autograph Letter Signed, to Baron von Steuben, with extensive notes of Von Steuben's aide Benjamin Walker, June 12, 1780. SOLD for $16,250
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> NEWTON, ISAAC. Autograph Manuscript in Latin, being detailed instructions on making the philosopher's stone. 8 pp. 1790s. SOLD for $275,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> 1869 Inauguration Bible of President Ulysses S. Grant. SOLD for $118,750