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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>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers: The Adventure & Exploration Library of Steve Fossett. October 31, 2018</b>
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> SHACKLETON, Ernest Henry, Sir. <i>Aurora Australis. Printed at the Winter Quarters of the British Antarctic Expedition, 1907, During the Winter Months of April, May, June, July, 1908.</i> $60,000 to $80,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> HUMBOLDT, Alexander von, and Aime J. A. BONPLAND. <i>Vues des Cordillères, et monumens des peuples indigènes de l'Amérique.</i> Paris, 1810. $30,000 to $40,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> COOK, James, Captain. [Collected Voyages]. London: Strahan and Cadell, 1773, 1777, 1784. First editions of the second and third voyages. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers: The Adventure & Exploration Library of Steve Fossett. October 31, 2018</b>
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> DARWIN, Charles. <i>A Narrative of the Surveying Voyages of His Majesty's Ships Adventure and Beagle, between the years 1826 and 1836.</i> $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> SPILBERGEN, Joris van (1568-1620). <i>Speculum orientalis occidentalisque Indiae navigationum.</i> Leiden: Nicolaus van Geelkercken, 1619. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> DRAKE, Francis, Sir. <i>Sir Francis Drake Revived. Who is or may be a Pattern to stirre up all Heroicke and active Spirits of these Times…</i> London, 1653 [i.e. 1652]. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers: The Adventure & Exploration Library of Steve Fossett. October 31, 2018</b>
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> SHACKLETON, Ernest Henry, Sir, Louis C. BERNACCHI, and Apsley George Benet CHERRY-GARRARD, editors. The South Polar Times. London, 1907-1914. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> ANSON, George. <i>A Voyage round the World, In the Years 1740...</i> 1744. London: John and Paul Knapton for the author, 1748. $8,000 to $12,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> HERRERA Y TORDESILLAS, Antonio de. <i>Description des Indes Occidentales, Qu'on appelle aujourdhuy Le Nouveau Monde...</i> Amsterdam: Michel Colin, 1622. $8,000 to $12,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers: The Adventure & Exploration Library of Steve Fossett. October 31, 2018</b>
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> NOORT, Olivier van. <i>Description du Penible Voyage fait entour de l'univers ou globe terrestre...</i> Amsterdam: Cornille Nicolas, 1610. $5,000 to $7,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> LEO AFRICANUS, Johannes. <i>A Geographical Historie of Africa, Written in Arabicke and Italian.</i> London: George Bishop, 1600. $4,000 to $6,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> SCHOUTEN, Willem Corneliszoon. <i>Journal ou Description du Merveilleux Voyage de Guillaume Schouten, Hollandois natif de Hoorn, fait es années 1615, 1616, & 1617.</i> 1619. $4,000 to $6,000
  • <b>Bonhams: Sale Results from <i>Exploration and Travel, Featuring Americana, Part I.</i> September 25, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25 results:</b> Shackleton, Ernest. <i>Aurora Australis.</i> Printed at the sign of 'The Penguins'; East Antarctica, 1908. Sold for $97,500
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25 results:</b> Shackleton, Ernest. <i>South Polar Times.</i> 1st edition, limited issue. from the library of Michael Barne. Sold for $25,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25 results:</b> General Washington's <i>Proceedings of a General Court Martial... of Major General Lee.</i> Philiadelphia, 1778. 100 copies printed for Congress. BOUND WITH: ...Court Martial... of St Clair and ...Schuyler. Sold for $87,50
    <b>Bonhams: Sale Results from <i>Exploration and Travel, Featuring Americana, Part I.</i> September 25, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25 results:</b> <i>The Voice of the People.</i> Boston, 1754. Rare pamphlet on the Excise Tax. Nathaniel Sparhawk's copy. Sold for $8,750
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25 results:</b> Autograph Letter Signed ("S.L. Clemens"), offering extensive hard-earned advice on writing, 5 pp, 1881. Sold for $37,500
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25 results:</b> Lewis, Meriwether. Contemporary manuscript true copy of his final power of attorney, 1809. Sold for $7,500
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25 results:</b> <i>A New Method of Macarony Making, as Practiced at Boston in North America.</i> Mezzotint. London, 1774. Sold for $6,875
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25 results:</b> <i>Scientific Base Ball Pitching: A Treatise on the Pitcher, Pitching, Origin and Philosophy of the Curve.</i> Chicago, 1897. Sold for $3,750
  • <center><b>William Bunch Auctions<br>October Fine Art and Prints<br>October 29, 2018</b>
    <b>William Bunch Auctions, Oct. 29:</b> Aegidius Sadeler (Flemish, 1570-1629), engraving on laid paper "Madonna and Child in a Landscape", after a drawing by Albrecht Durer. $800 to $1,200
    <b>William Bunch Auctions, Oct. 29:</b> Anders Zorn (Swedish, 1860-1920), drypoint etching on paper "On Hemso Island", 1917, pencil signed. $400 to $600
    <b>William Bunch Auctions, Oct. 29:</b> Joseph Pennell (American, 1860-1926), etching on paper "Setting Up Columns", pencil signed. $200 to $300
    <center><b>William Bunch Auctions<br>October Fine Art and Prints<br>October 29, 2018</b>
    <b>William Bunch Auctions, Oct. 29:</b> William Lee Hankey (British, 1869-1952), drypoint etching on paper "Affection", pencil signed. $200 to $300
    <b>William Bunch Auctions, Oct. 29:</b> William Walcot (English, 1874-1943), drypoint etching on paper "Lower Broadway, New York", 1924, pencil signed. $200 to $300
    <b>William Bunch Auctions, Oct. 29:</b> Auguste Brouet (French, 1872-1941), color etching "La Pirouette", pencil signed, ed 111/250. $400 to $600
    <center><b>William Bunch Auctions<br>October Fine Art and Prints<br>October 29, 2018</b>
    <b>William Bunch Auctions, Oct. 29:</b> Thomas Hart Benton (American, 1889-1975), lithograph on paper "The Boy", pencil signed. $2,000 to $3,000
    <b>William Bunch Auctions, Oct. 29:</b> John Stockton de Martelly (American, 1903-1979), lithograph on paper "Looking at the Sunshine", pencil signed, original AAA certificate. $400 to $600
    <b>William Bunch Auctions, Oct. 29:</b> Jacques Hnizdovsky (Ukrainian-American, 1915-1985), woodcut on paper "Moppet", pencil signed and dated 1965, ed 118/250. $400 to $600
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 8:</b> Kurt Vonnegut, archive of 12 letters, signed to his family, 6 illustrated, 1930s-40s. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 8:</b> Allen Ginsberg, 11 autograph manuscripts, including 10 drafts of poems & a page of notes, circa 1948. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 8:</b> Joan Miró, illustrated autograph note signed to MoMA Director of Exhibitions & Publications, 1959. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 8:</b> Carl Gustav Jung, typed letter signed to a colleague, 1948. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 8:</b> Gustav Mahler, ALS, arranging a meeting during his historic visit to New York, circa 1908. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 8:</b> Mark Twain, ALS, explaining the target of his new book, 1902. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 8:</b> Charles Dickens, ALS, accepting an invitation in the voice of a <i>Martin Chuzzlewit</i> character, 1843. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 8:</b> Jacob Lawrence, illustrated greeting card signed, 1960. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 8:</b> Robert E. Lee, ALS, to the colonel of the Kanawha Valley volunteers, boosting morale, 1861. $15,000 to $25,000
  • <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>