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Rare Book Hub: 29 Auctions Archived, 22 on deck this Week

For the week ended Saturday, 24 February 2018, 29 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 11 denominated in euros, 2 in British pounds, and 16 in US dollars.  Turnover was $3,184,481 as 5,925 lots were offered and 5,262 sold for an 89% sell-through rate.  Eighty-nine percent is a very high overall rate for a week. 

 

1 auction saw its total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

SothebysRoma. La Biblioteca Sergio Rossetti on February 20th: $1,457,474 

8 auctions saw total sales exceed 100% of the high estimates of all lots offered in the sale: 

EldredsWinter Market Auction - Prints and Books on February 17th: 337.09% 
SothebysRoma. La Biblioteca Sergio Rossetti on February 20th: 218.92% 
Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersFine Auction on February 17th: 207.20% 
PandolfiniBooks, Manuscripts and Autographs on February 14th: 150.97% 
Il PonteInterior Decoration - Prints - Sessions 7 and 8 on February 16th: 149.89% 
Moreshet AuctionsBooks, Kodesh books, Hassidic books, Rabbinical letters, Manuscripts, Judaika objects and more on February 7th: 143.72% 
TooveysAntiquarian and Collectors Books on February 20th: 107.32% 
EldredsPolitical Memorabilia, Including the Daniel Schofield Collection on February 16th: 101.21% 


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

National Book AuctionsBooks and Ephemera – Easton, Signed, Antique, etc. on February 3rd: 100.00% 
Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersFine Auction on February 17th: 100.00% 
Aspire AuctionsArt Prints - Online bidstart 2/9 on February 17th: 100.00% 
Carlsen GalleryMid-Winter Antique Sale - Books, Posters on February 11th: 100.00% 
National Book AuctionsBooks on February 17th: 100.00% 
Forum Auctions in ItalyNo Reserve Online Sale: Antiquarian and Rare Books on February 21st: 100.00% 
SothebysRoma. La Biblioteca Sergio Rossetti on February 20th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 2/11 on February 18th: 99.63% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 2/14 on February 20th: 98.53% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 1/21 on February 18th: 98.28% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 2/11 on February 18th: 96.77% 
Il PonteInterior Decoration - Prints - Sessions 5 and 6 on February 15th: 96.30% 
EldredsPolitical Memorabilia, Including the Daniel Schofield Collection on February 16th: 95.85% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on February 17th: 94.71% 
Il PonteInterior Decoration - Prints - Sessions 7 and 8 on February 16th: 91.67% 
EldredsWinter Market Auction - Prints and Books on February 17th: 89.19% 
TooveysAntiquarian and Collectors Books on February 20th: 87.17% 
PandolfiniBooks, Manuscripts and Autographs on February 14th: 84.03% 
Il PonteInterior Decoration - Prints - Sessions 3 and 4 on February 14th: 83.33% 
Il PonteInterior Decoration - Prints - Sessions 13, 14 and 15 on February 21st: 82.98% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on February 20th: 81.71% 
William H. Bunch Auctions and AppraisalsFebruary Premier Auction on February 20th: 81.25% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Pandolfini Theatrum orbis terrarum Opus nunc denuò ab ipso Auctore recognitum, multisque locis castigatum, & quamplurimis novis tabulis atquè Commentarijs auctum. ( on February 14th Actual price: USD $46,875.
  2. Sothebys DUE OPERE IN DUE VOLUMI: on February 20th Actual price: USD $43,400.
  3. Sothebys IL CAMPO MARZIO DELL'ANTICA ROMA. ROMA : [GIOVANNI BATTISTA PIRANESI], 1762 on February 20th Actual price: USD $40,300.
  4. Sothebys TEMPLUM VATICANUM ET IPSIUS ORIGO CUM AEDIFICIIS MAXIMÈ CONSPICUIS ANTIQUITÙS, & RECÈNS IBIDEM CONSTITUTES … OPUS IN SEPTEM LIBROS DISTRIBUTUM. ROMA : GIOVANNI FRANCESCO BUAGNI, 1694 on February 20th Actual price: USD $40,300.
  5. Sothebys BELLA RACCOLTA DI 599 TAVOLE INCISE. [PARIS, C. 1750] on February 20th Actual price: USD $37,200.
  6. Eldreds Yachting Girl". on February 17th Actual price: USD $36,000.
  7. Sothebys DELLE MAGNIFICENZE DI ROMA ANTICA E MODERNA. ROMA : CHRACAS, EREDI BARBIELLINI, PAGLIARINI, 1747-1761 on February 20th Actual price: USD $34,100.
  8. Sothebys DELLA MAGNIFICENZA ED ARCHITETTURA DE' ROMANI … DE ROMANORUM MAGNIFICENTIA ET ARCHITECTURA. ROMA : S.N., 1761 on February 20th Actual price: USD $29,450.
  9. Sothebys LETTERE DI GIUSTIFICAZIONE SCRITTE A MILORD CHARLEMONT E A' DI LUI AGENTI DI ROMA … INTORNO LA DEDICA DELLA SUA OPERA DELLE ANTICHITÀ ROM. FATTA ALLO STESSO SIGNOR ED ULTIMAMENTE SOPPRESSA. ROMA : S.N., 1757 on February 20th Actual price: USD $29,450.
  10. Pandolfini Encyclopédie, ou Dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et de métiers, par une societè de gens de lettres. Mis en ordre et publiè per M. Diderot, [...] e quant à la partie mathématique par M. d'Alembert, [...] Tome premier [- dix-septieme]. on February 14th Actual price: USD $25,781.
  11. Sothebys NUOVA PIANTA DI ROMA DATA IL LUCE DA GIAMBATTISTA NOLLI L'ANNO 1748. [ROMA] : GIAMBATTISTA NOLLI, 1748 on February 20th Actual price: USD $24,800.
  12. Sothebys NOUVEAU THEATRE D'ITALIE, OU DESCRIPTION EXACTE DE SES VILLES, PALAIS, EGLISES, PRINCIPAUX EDIFICES &C. TOME QUATRIEME. CONTENANT ROME ANCIENNE ET MODERNE. L'AJA : RUTGERT CHRISTOPHE ALBERTS, 1724 on February 20th Actual price: USD $24,800.
  13. Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers SOME POEMS on February 17th Actual price: USD $24,400.
  14. Sothebys ANTIQUAE URBIS SPLENDOR, HOC EST PRAECIPUA EIUSDEM TEMPLA, AMPHITHEATRA, THEATRA, CIRCI, NAUMACHIAE ... ITEM TRIUMPHALIS ET COLOSSEARUM IMAGINUM DESCRIPTIO. ROMA : VITALE MASCARDI 1637 on February 20th Actual price: USD $23,250.
  15. Sothebys ANTIQUAE URBIS ROMAE CUM REGIONIBUS SIMULACHRUM. (ROMA : VALERIO DORICO, APRILE 1532) on February 20th Actual price: USD $20,150.
  16. Pandolfini Le Chef-D’Oeuvre Inconnu. Eaux-fortes originales et dessins gravés sur bois par Pablo Picasso. on February 14th Actual price: USD $18,750.
  17. Pandolfini Vedute delle ville e d’altri luoghi della Toscana. 1744 on February 14th Actual price: USD $18,750.
  18. Pandolfini The Tapestry Hangings of the House of Lords: Representing the several Engagements between the English and Spanish Fleets, in the ever memorable Year MDLXXXVIII, with the portraits of the Lord High-Admiral, and the other Noble Commanders, taken from Life. on February 14th Actual price: USD $18,750.
  19. Pandolfini Copialettere, provenienza toscana, on February 14th Actual price: USD $18,750.
  20. Pandolfini Regola delle Monache di Santa Maria della Passione in Genova on February 14th Actual price: USD $18,750.
  21. Sothebys IN TRIUMPHANTIS ROMAE LIBROS. BRESCIA : BARTHOLOMAEUS VERCELLENSIS, 1482 on February 20th Actual price: USD $18,600.
  22. Sothebys LES PLUS BEAUX MONUMENTS DE ROME ANCIENNE ... ÉDIFICES DE ROME MODERNE ...  ROMA : BOUCHARD & GRAVIER : KOMAREK, 1761-1770  on February 20th Actual price: USD $18,600.
  23. Pandolfini Incipit co[n]fessio[n]ale siue Interrogatorium p[er] venerabilem fr[atr]em B[ar]tholameu[m] de Cavmi de m[edio]l[an]o ordi[ni]s minorum [com]positu[m] i[n] loco s[an]c[ta]e abazie de a[n]gelis ap[ud] m[edio]l[anu]m. (14 febbraio on February 14th Actual price: USD $17,188.
  24. Pandolfini La Fiorita Italica. Provenienza toscana, on February 14th Actual price: USD $17,188.
  25. Sothebys LE ROVINE DEL CASTELLO DELL'ACQUA GIULIA SITUATO IN ROMA PRESSO S. EUSEBIO E FALSAMENTE DETTO DELL'ACQUA MARCIA COLLA DICHIARAZIONE DI UNO DE' CELEBRI PASSI DEL COMENTARIO FRONTINIANO E SPOSIZIONE DELLA MANIERA CON CUI GLI ANTICHI ROMANI DISTRIBUIVAN LE A on February 20th Actual price: USD $17,050.



29 total sales reported this week:

PBA Galleries. Fine Books with Art - Illustrated and Children's Books on February 22nd: 72.15%
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 1/25 on February 1st: 42.67%
Il Ponte. Interior Decoration - Prints - Sessions 13, 14 and 15 on February 21st: 82.98%
Il Ponte. Modern Art - Prints/Photographs - Session 11 on February 20th: 65.03%
Il Ponte. Interior Decoration - Prints - Sessions 9 and 10 on February 19th: 68.42%
Il Ponte. Interior Decoration - Prints - Sessions 7 and 8 on February 16th: 91.67%
Il Ponte. Interior Decoration - Prints - Sessions 5 and 6 on February 15th: 96.30%
Il Ponte. Interior Decoration - Prints - Sessions 3 and 4 on February 14th: 83.33%
Il Ponte. Interior Decoration - Prints - Sessions 1 and 2 on February 13th: 77.78%
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. February Premier Auction on February 20th: 81.25%
Forum Auctions in Italy. No Reserve Online Sale: Antiquarian and Rare Books on February 21st: 100.00%
Tooveys. Prints and Maps on February 21st: 74.70%
Tooveys. Antiquarian and Collectors Books on February 20th: 87.17%
Sothebys. Roma. La Biblioteca Sergio Rossetti on February 20th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 2/14 on February 20th: 98.53%
National Book Auctions. Books on February 17th: 100.00%
National Book Auctions. Books and Ephemera – Easton, Signed, Antique, etc. on February 3rd: 100.00%
Carlsen Gallery. Mid-Winter Antique Sale - Books, Posters on February 11th: 100.00%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on February 20th: 81.71%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 1/21 on February 18th: 98.28%
Moreshet Auctions. Books, Kodesh books, Hassidic books, Rabbinical letters, Manuscripts, Judaika objects and more on February 7th: 67.88%
Aspire Auctions. Art Prints - Online bidstart 2/9 on February 17th: 100.00%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Fine Auction on February 17th: 100.00%
Eldreds. Winter Market Auction - Prints and Books on February 17th: 89.19%
Eldreds. Political Memorabilia, Including the Daniel Schofield Collection on February 16th: 95.85%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on February 17th: 94.71%
Pandolfini. Books, Manuscripts and Autographs on February 14th: 84.03%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 2/11 on February 18th: 96.77%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 2/11 on February 18th: 99.63%


For the week ahead 21 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Feb. 26th
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. American History - Timed Online 2/15. 196 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 97 lots

Tue. Feb. 27th
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Property from Villa Massei, Lucca, Italy - Prints, Books. 12 lots
Morton Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Book Auction of Explorers and Travelers of the World, Maps, Cartography and Geography. 284 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 2/21. 655 lots

Wed. Feb. 28th
Aste Bolaffi. Turin. Mountain Memorabilia. 58 lots
Christies. New York. Contemporary Editions. 184 lots
Lyon and Turnbull. Edinburgh. A LIFE ILLUSTRATED | WORKS BY JOHN BURNINGHAM & THE BLUNDALL PUPPET COLLECTION. 84 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper. 143 lots
Trafford Books. Manchester. Books. 187 lots

Thu. Mar. 1st
Swann Galleries. New York. Vintage Posters. 552 lots

Fri. Mar. 2nd
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Hudson. Exposition Auction - Books and Prints. 39 lots
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. WPA Era Prints and Works on Paper. 183 lots

Sat. Mar. 3rd
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Postal History.
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. The Magic Collection of John Daniel. 262 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 153 lots
Leland Little Auctions. Hillsborough, NC. Important Spring Auction - Prints. 38 lots
Alain and Evelyne Morel de Westgaver. 1050 Bruxelles. Books, etc..

Sun. Mar. 4th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 2/4. 350 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 2/25.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 2/25.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

 

  • <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
  • <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.