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Rare Book Hub: 8 Auctions Archived, 14 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 6 January 2018 8 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 3 in euros, 1 in British pounds, and 4 in US dollars.  These sales together raised $1,149,321 as 2,024 lots were offered and 1,802 lots sold for an 89% success rate. 

 

For the week ahead 14 sales are scheduled.

 

1 auction saw its total sales exceed 100% of the high estimates of all lots offered: 

TooveysEnd of Year Sale - Prints on December 29th: 103.54% 


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

Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 12/24 on December 31st: 99.85% 
Potter and Potter AuctionsWinter Magic Auction on December 16th: 96.51% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 12/24 on December 31st: 96.07% 
TooveysEnd of Year Sale - Prints on December 29th: 87.10% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on January 2nd: 80.26% 


8 total sales reported this week: 

ArtcurialBooks and Manuscripts on December 4th: 62.80% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on January 2nd: 80.26% 
TooveysEnd of Year Sale - Prints on December 29th: 87.10% 
PandolfiniAsian Art - Books on December 19th: 14.81% 
Potter and Potter AuctionsWinter Magic Auction on December 16th: 96.51% 
Clars Auction GalleryAntiques, Asian and Fine Arts: Prints on December 17th: 75.44% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 12/24 on December 31st: 99.85% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 12/24 on December 31st: 96.07% 

  

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Artcurial Fonds des plaques de verre negatives realisees par Emile Zola, 1894-1902 on December 4th Actual price: USD $59,280.
  2. Artcurial Denise - 1898 ou 1899 Portraits. on December 4th Actual price: USD $42,120.
  3. Artcurial Les OEuvres de P. de Ronsard gentilhomme vandomois on December 4th Actual price: USD $28,813.
  4. Artcurial La Femme 100 têtes on December 4th Actual price: USD $17,440.
  5. Artcurial Denise et Jacques Histoire vraie par Emile Zola Juin - Septembre 1897 on December 4th Actual price: USD $15,600.
  6. Artcurial Jacques - 1898 ou 1899 Etudes de portraits avec et sans virage on December 4th Actual price: USD $15,600.
  7. Artcurial Livre d'heures on December 4th Actual price: USD $15,600.
  8. Potter and Potter Auctions Alexander. The Man Who Knows. Signed Window Card. on December 16th Actual price: USD $15,600.
  9. Artcurial OEuvre photographique d'Emile Zola, 1894-1902 on December 4th Actual price: USD $13,572.
  10. Artcurial Le Journal d'une femme de chambre on December 4th Actual price: USD $12,890.
  11. Artcurial Emile Zola a l'age de quatre ans - 1844 on December 4th Actual price: USD $12,480.
  12. Artcurial Denise - 1898 ou 1899 Portraits. on December 4th Actual price: USD $11,700.
  13. Artcurial Emile Zola, Jeanne Rozerot et leurs deux enfants, Denise et Jacques a Verneuil - Circa 1896-1900 on December 4th Actual price: USD $11,232.
  14. Artcurial Denise et Jacques - 1898 ou 1899 Portrait. Variations de virages. on December 4th Actual price: USD $10,920.
  15. Artcurial Jacques - 1898 ou 1899 Portraits. Variations. on December 4th Actual price: USD $10,920.
  16. Artcurial Denise et Jacque Juin - Septembre 1897 on December 4th Actual price: USD $10,140.
  17. Artcurial Portraits des enfants Denise et Jacques 1896-1899 on December 4th Actual price: USD $10,140.
  18. Artcurial Jacques - 1898 ou 1899 Portraits. on December 4th Actual price: USD $10,140.
  19. Artcurial La Grande Pronostication des laboureurs durant a tousjoursmais, faicte et composee par les anciens par usage de scavoir on December 4th Actual price: USD $9,857.
  20. Artcurial Nature morte au daguerreotype d'Emile Zola enfant a 4 ans - Circa 1895 on December 4th Actual price: USD $9,360.
  21. Potter and Potter Auctions Chung Ling Soo. And His Ten Assistants. on December 16th Actual price: USD $9,000.
  22. Artcurial Autoportraits d'Emile Zola - Circa 1900 on December 4th Actual price: USD $8,112.
  23. Artcurial Emile Zola et son pere Francois Zola Circa 1846 on December 4th Actual price: USD $7,800.
  24. Artcurial La vie a Verneuil - ete 1899 on December 4th Actual price: USD $7,488.
  25. Artcurial OEillades ciselées en branche Œillades ciselées en branche on December 4th Actual price: USD $7,279.

 

For the week ahead 14 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jan. 8th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 56 lots
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. American History - Online bidstart 12/27. 457 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. FUN World Currency Signature Auction - Tampa - session 2. 964 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. FUN Currency Signature Auction - Tampa. 3139 lots

Tue. Jan. 9th
Kedem Auction. Jerusalem . Jewish and Israeli History, Art and Culture. 496 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 1/2. 301 lots

Wed. Jan. 10th
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet bidstart 12/15. 863 lots
Trafford Books. Manchester. Books, Photographs, Postcards, Postal History.

Thu. Jan. 11th
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Literature and Fine Books. 721 lots

Fri. Jan. 12th
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Lancaster. Books. 433 lots

Sat. Jan. 13th
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . Gallery Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs. 48 lots

Sun. Jan. 14th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 12/17. 277 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 1/7.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 1/7.

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