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Rare Book Hub: 23 Auctions Archived, 22 New Sales this Week

For the week ended Saturday 17 February 2018, 23 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 3 denominated in euros, 5 in British pounds, and 15 in US dollars.  Turnover was $8,565,565 as 6,596 lots were offered and 5,456 sold for an 83% success rate.  Any percentage north of eighty is quite strong.

 

2 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Binoche et GiquelloCOLLECTION OF A BIBLIOPHILE - PRECIOUS BOOKS & MANUSCRIPTS 1478-1977 on February 14th: $1,664,628 
Swann GalleriesIcons & Images: Photographs & Photobooks on February 15th: $1,640,288 


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

Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books Online on February 14th: 171.60% 
ALDEOld Books and 19th Century on February 15th: 126.91% 
SkinnerCollection of Eugene and Avis Robinson on February 9th: 118.23% 
Lyon and TurnbullRare Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Photographs on February 14th: 112.74% 
SothebysErotic: Passion and Desire on February 15th: 103.50% 


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

Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 1/14 on February 11th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 2/4 on February 11th: 98.91% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 2/6 on February 13th: 97.69% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 2/4 on February 11th: 96.62% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books Online on February 14th: 95.58% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on February 14th: 88.28% 
Winter AssociatesPrints on February 12th: 87.27% 
James D Julia AuctioneersFine Art, Asian and Antiques on February 9th: 86.59% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on February 13th: 83.61% 
SkinnerCollection of Eugene and Avis Robinson on February 9th: 82.83% 
Lyon and TurnbullRare Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Photographs on February 14th: 81.90% 
Rachel Davis Fine ArtsWorks on Paper - Online only - Prints on February 10th: 81.68% 
 
 
Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Binoche et Giquello [MER DES HISTOIRES]. on February 14th Actual price: USD $273,762.
  2. Binoche et Giquello Il Decamerone di nuovo emendato secondo gli antichi essemplari, per giudicio et diligenza di piu autori [...]. on February 14th Actual price: USD $175,730.
  3. Sothebys EROTIC FANTASIES on February 15th Actual price: USD $121,625.
  4. Sothebys SHE'S LIGHT (LASER 3), 2013 on February 15th Actual price: USD $104,250.
  5. Swann Galleries Photographic Views of Red River Raft on February 15th Actual price: USD $93,750.
  6. Bonhams Enigma I machine. on February 11th Actual price: USD $93,750.
  7. Sothebys NASTASSJA KINSKI AND THE SERPENT, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, 1981 on February 15th Actual price: USD $86,875.
  8. Swann Galleries Mechanic at Steam Pump in Electric Power House. on February 15th Actual price: USD $81,250.
  9. Binoche et Giquello L'Intitulation & recueil de toutes les oeuvres que Bernard de Bluet Darberes, comte de permission chevalier des ligues des trez quantons de Suisse, … on February 14th Actual price: USD $76,145.
  10. Sothebys BRITISHTHE SLUGGARD on February 15th Actual price: USD $66,025.
  11. James D Julia Auctioneers RARE MANUSCRIPT RULES AND REGULATIONS OF USS CONGRESS AND USS CONSTITUTION, 1817-1821. on February 9th Actual price: USD $62,920.
  12. Binoche et Giquello [WIENER WERKSTÄTTE]. on February 14th Actual price: USD $55,943.
  13. Sothebys ASCOT, 1995 on February 15th Actual price: USD $55,600.
  14. Lyon and Turnbull Early Photography of India[Photographs of Western India. c.1855-1862] on February 14th Actual price: USD $55,600.
  15. Sothebys MR & MRS WOODMAN, C. 1928 on February 15th Actual price: USD $52,125.
  16. Swann Galleries Georgia O'Keeffe and Orville Cox. on February 15th Actual price: USD $48,600.
  17. Binoche et Giquello Projet nouveau sur la manière de faire utilement en France le commerce des grains. on February 14th Actual price: USD $46,619.
  18. James D Julia Auctioneers JOURNAL OF A CRUISE ON THE USS CONGRESS, 1817-1818; USS CONSTITUTION, 1821-1822. on February 9th Actual price: USD $45,980.
  19. Sothebys FRENCHTHESÉE ET LE MINOTAURE (THESEUS AND THE MINOTAUR) on February 15th Actual price: USD $45,175.
  20. Sothebys NUDES GO21 on February 15th Actual price: USD $43,438.
  21. Swann Galleries Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico. on February 15th Actual price: USD $43,200.
  22. Swann Galleries The North American Indian, Portfolio V. on February 15th Actual price: USD $43,200.
  23. RR Auction Prince The Black Album on February 15th Actual price: USD $42,298.
  24. Sothebys UNTITLED (FROM THE PROPO SERIES) (DIRTY DOTTY), 1999-2000 on February 15th Actual price: USD $41,700.
  25. Bonhams The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt & Nubia from drawings made on the spot by David Roberts R.A. with historical descriptions by the Revd. George Croly LL.D on February 11th Actual price: USD $41,250.

 

For the week ahead 22 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Feb. 19th
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Chadds Ford, PA . February Premier Auction. 48 lots
Il Ponte. Milan. Interior Decoration - Prints - Sessions 9 and 10. 38 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 82 lots

Tue. Feb. 20th
Tooveys. West Sussex. Antiquarian and Collectors Books. 265 lots
Il Ponte. Milan. Modern Art - Prints/Photographs - Session 11. 143 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 2/14. 613 lots

Wed. Feb. 21st
Tooveys. West Sussex. Prints and Maps. 249 lots
Purcell Auctioneers. Birr. February Antiques and Collectibles. 170 lots
University Archives. Westport. Fabulous Autographs, Books & Relics. 249 lots
Il Ponte. Milan. Interior Decoration - Prints - Sessions 13, 14 and 15. 47 lots
Winner's Auctions and Exhibitions. Jerusalem. Eretz Israel and Zionism, Postcards and Photographs, Numismatics, Posters, Maps, Judaica, Holy books. 492 lots

Thu. Feb. 22nd
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics & Comic Art. 1418 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Books with Art - Illustrated and Children's Books. 492 lots
Charlton Hall. West Columbia, SC. Turtle Walk | Millicent Rogers Collection. 175 lots

Fri. Feb. 23rd
Rago Arts and Auctions. Lambertville. Unreserved Auctions. 71 lots
Nosbüsch & Stucke. Berlin. Rare Books, Maps and Manuscripts - Day 1. 434 lots

Sat. Feb. 24th
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Fine Art - Prints. 116 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. The David and Janice Frent Collection of Political & Presidential Americana, Part 2. 549 lots
Nosbüsch & Stucke. Berlin. Books, Ephemera, and Artworks, including items from Stefan George and His Circle. 932 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Platinum Night Sports Collectibles. 617 lots

Sun. Feb. 25th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 2/18.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 2/18.
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Fine Art - Prints. 60 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. September 27, 2018</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Cartwright (George). <i>A Journal of Transactions and Events, during a Residence of nearly Sixteen Years on the Coast of Labrador...,</i> first edition, with A.L.s. from the author, 1792. £4,000 to £6,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Swift (Jonathan). <i>Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World,</i> 2 vol., first edition, Teerink's "A" edition, Printed for Benj. Motte, 1726. £15,000 to £20,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Fourier (Jean Baptiste Joseph). <i>Theorie Analytique de la Chaleur,</i> first edition, Paris, chez Firmin Didot, 1822. £6,000 to £8,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. September 27, 2018</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Boccaccio (Giovanni). <i>Genealogiae Deorum,</i> additions by Dominicus Silvester and Raphael Zovenzonius, Venice, Vindelinus de Spira, 1472. £10,000 to £15,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Mary I. Letter signed at the head "Marye the Quene" to Lord Paget, 1 page, 7th June 1556. The recall from exile of nine persons opposed to the Marian regime. £10,000 to £12,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Nelson (Horatio). Autograph Letter signed "Horatio Nelson" and written to Francis Drake, British Minister at Genoa, discussing the disposition of his "Cruizers" near Genoa. £6,000 to £8,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. September 27, 2018</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Darwin (Charles). Unpublished Autograph Letter signed to Walter Raleigh Browne, playing down his scientific knowledge of comparative anatomy, 1881. £6,000 to £8,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Murphew (J.). <i>The fair in an uproar, or, the dancing-doggs.</i> As they perform in Mr. Pinkeman's New Opera in Bartholomew Fair, 1707. £1,500 to £2,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Chaucer (Geoffrey). <i>The Workes,</i> by [Nicholas Hill for] Thomas Petit, dwellyng in Paules churche yarde at the sygne of the Maydens heed, 1550. £7,000 to £10,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. September 27, 2018</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Austen (Jane). <i>Emma: A Novel,</i> 3 vol., first edition, 1816. £7,000 to £10,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Greene (Graham). <i>Stamboul Train,</i> first edition, first issue, 1932. £8,000 to £12,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Churchill.- Fearon (Percy Hutton) "Poy". “Eat More Beef,” pen and ink cartoon with shading in blue pencil, [July 1928]. £400 to £600
  • <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>Bonhams: Exploration and Travel, Featuring Americana, Part I. September 25, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> Shackleton, Ernest. <i>Aurora Australis.</i> Printed at the sign of 'The Penguins'; East Antarctica, 1908. $70,000 to $100,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> Shackleton, Ernest. <i>South Polar Times.</i> 1st edition, limited issue. from the library of Michael Barne. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</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. $25,000 to $35,000
    <b>Bonhams: Exploration and Travel, Featuring Americana, Part I. September 25, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> <i>The Voice of the People.</i> Boston, 1754. Rare pamphlet on the Excise Tax. Nathaniel Sparhawk's copy. $4,000 to $6,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> Autograph Letter Signed ("S.L. Clemens"), offering extensive hard-earned advice on writing, 5 pp, 1881. $30,000 to $50,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> After Fra Egnazio Danti. <i>L'Ultime Parti not:e nel Indie Occid:ntli" [The last known parts of the Western Indies].</i> Painted Map of California, Western Mexico, and Japan. $70,000 to $100,000
    <b>Bonhams: Exploration and Travel, Featuring Americana, Part I. September 25, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> Ptolemaeus, Claudius. <i>Geographie opus nouissima...</i> 1513. The most important edition of Ptolemy, containing the Admiral's Map. $250,000 to $350,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> De Arellano, Don Alonso. Manuscript, his <i>"Relación mui singular y circunstanciada... Capitán del Patax San Lucas,"</i> manuscript copy from the Sir Thomas Phillips collection. $50,000 to $80,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> Purchas, Samuel. <i>Purchas his Pilgrimes.</i> First edition. With John Simth's engraved map of Virginia. $70,000 to $100,000
    <b>Bonhams: Exploration and Travel, Featuring Americana, Part I. September 25, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> Lewis, Meriwether. Contemporary manuscript true copy of his final power of attorney, 1809. $8,000 to $12,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> <i>A New Method of Macarony Making, as Practiced at Boston in North America.</i> Mezzotint. London, 1774. $5,000 to $7,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> <i>Scientific Base Ball Pitching: A Treatise on the Pitcher, Pitching, Origin and Philosophy of the Curve.</i> Chicago, 1897. $2,000 to $3,000
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Franklin H. Brown, <i>State Sovereignty, National Union,</i> Chicago, 1860. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Thomas Paine, <i>The American Crisis,</i> Fishkill, NY, December 1776. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b><br>The Aitken Bible, Philadelphia, 1781. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Francisco Loubayssin de Lamarca, probable first edition of the first novel set in the Spanish New World, Paris, 1617. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Juan de la Anunciación, <i>Sermonario en lengua mexicana,</i> first edition, first book of sermons in Nahuatl, Mexico, 1577. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Maturino Gilberti, <i>Thesoro spiritual en lengua de Mechuacá,</i> first edition, Mexico, 1558. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Commission of William O. Stoddard as secretary to the president, signed by Lincoln, Washington, 1861. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> <i>Clay and Frelinghuysen,</i> flag banner, circa 1844. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Daguerreotype of a man believed to be Frederick Granger Williams Smith, son of Joseph Smith, circa late 1850s. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> John C. Wolfe, <i>Portrait of Abraham Lincoln,</i> oil on board in period wooden frame, circa 1860s. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Francis W. Winton, manuscript on pow-wows with indigenous Canadians, 1881. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Family letters from two young daguerreotype artists, 1826-79. $10,000 to $15,000.