• <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>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
  • <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
  • <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

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Rare Book Hub: 23 Auctions Archived, 29 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 14 April 2018 23 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 2 in euros, 3 in British pounds, and 18 in US dollars.  Turnover was $11,543,765 as 6,779 lots were offered and 5,399 sold for an 80% success rate.  It was another strong week in the rooms.

 

For the week ahead 29 auctions in the books, manuscripts, maps and ephemera categories are scheduled.

 

4 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

SothebysPhotographs on April 10th: $3,126,750 
SothebysA Beautiful Life: Photographs from the Collection of Leland Hirsch on April 10th: $2,002,750 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters on April 8th: $1,932,067 
Swann GalleriesPrinted and Manuscript Americana on April 12th: $1,068,305 



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

Northeast AuctionsFall Portsmouth Auction - Prints, Books on October 25th: 480.86% 
Northeast AuctionsPortsmouth Weekend Auction - Books and Prints on April 8th: 170.30% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents on April 11th: 147.49% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on April 10th: 105.64% 
Rago Arts and AuctionsRemix Sale - Prints, Books on April 7th: 104.03% 


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

Alaska AuctionApril Auction online - Prints, Books on April 7th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 4/1 on April 8th: 98.58% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 4/3 on April 10th: 98.09% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters on April 8th: 96.83% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 3/11 on April 8th: 96.79% 
North American Auction CompanyNative American and Western Auction - Advertising on April 7th: 96.69% 
Northeast AuctionsFall Portsmouth Auction - Prints, Books on October 25th: 94.87% 
Swann GalleriesPrinted and Manuscript Americana on April 12th: 91.98% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on April 10th: 91.86% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents on April 11th: 90.96% 
Alaska AuctionApril Auction online - Prints, Books on April 6th: 90.00% 
Rago Arts and AuctionsRemix Sale - Prints, Books on April 7th: 88.57% 
Northeast AuctionsPortsmouth Weekend Auction - Books and Prints on April 8th: 84.85% 
SothebysA Beautiful Life: Photographs from the Collection of Leland Hirsch on April 10th: 84.31% 
EldredsSpring Americana - Books, Prints, Ephemera on April 7th: 83.33% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys DOVIMA WITH ELEPHANTS, EVENING DRESS BY DIOR, CIRQUE D’HIVER, PARIS on April 10th Actual price: USD $375,000.
  2. Sothebys 'THE PENCIL OF NATURE' on April 10th Actual price: USD $275,000.
  3. Sothebys 'HOG RANCH FRONT LAWN, NIGHT FEEDER (2:00 AM) WITH MAUREEN GALLAGHER & MBUNO, FEB. 1987' on April 10th Actual price: USD $250,000.
  4. Sothebys NEW ORLEANS (TROLLEY) on April 10th Actual price: USD $200,000.
  5. Sothebys MINOTAUR on April 10th Actual price: USD $175,000.
  6. Sothebys PERU on April 10th Actual price: USD $162,500.
  7. Sothebys 'STEPHANIE, CINDY, CHRISTY, TATJANA, NAOMI, HOLLYWOOD' on April 10th Actual price: USD $150,000.
  8. Sothebys EQUIVALENT 227 on April 10th Actual price: USD $150,000.
  9. Heritage Auctions Casablanca (Warner Brothers, 1947). First Post-War French Release Double Grande (63" X 90") Artwork Attributed to Hervé Morvan. on April 8th Actual price: USD $143,400.
  10. RR Auction John F. Kennedy Map on April 11th Actual price: USD $138,799.
  11. Sothebys 'CHILD WITH A TOY HAND GRENADE IN CENTRAL PARK, N. Y. C.' on April 10th Actual price: USD $137,500.
  12. Sothebys 'MAN LIGHTING GIRL'S CIGARETTE (NEW YORK)' on April 10th Actual price: USD $125,000.
  13. Sothebys 'HOBOKEN' (PARADE, NEW JERSEY) on April 10th Actual price: USD $112,500.
  14. Binoche et Giquello LES JEUX DE LA POUPÉE on April 6th Actual price: USD $106,985.
  15. Sothebys 'BRAS' (ARM) on April 10th Actual price: USD $100,000.
  16. Sothebys THE WOLF OF MAIN STREET on April 10th Actual price: USD $100,000.
  17. Sothebys UNTITLED (SUMNER, MISSISSIPPI, CASSIDY BAYOU IN THE BACKGROUND) on April 10th Actual price: USD $87,500.
  18. Sothebys UNTITLED (NEAR MINTER CITY AND GLENDORA, MISSISSIPPI) on April 10th Actual price: USD $87,500.
  19. Sothebys NASTASSJA KINSKI AND THE SERPENT, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA on April 10th Actual price: USD $81,250.
  20. Swann Galleries The Book of Mormon: An Account Written by the Hand of Mormon, upon Plates Taken from the Plates of Nephi. on April 12th Actual price: USD $77,500.
  21. Sothebys JAY N. Y. (FOURTH OF JULY) on April 10th Actual price: USD $75,000.
  22. Sothebys DOUBLE JACK IN THE PULPIT on April 10th Actual price: USD $68,750.
  23. Sothebys LISA MARIE on April 10th Actual price: USD $68,750.
  24. Sothebys 'PANORAMIC NUDE - THE SCHOOL TEACHER, LAKE COMO' on April 10th Actual price: USD $62,500.
  25. Sothebys 'KEITH HARING, NEW YORK' on April 10th Actual price: USD $60,000.



23 total sales reported this week:

RR Auction. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet bidstart 3/16 on April 11th: 63.99%
Christies. Interiors including Faringdon House, Oxfordshire on April 12th: 72.92%
PBA Galleries. Rare Golf Books, Clubs & Memorabilia on April 12th: 64.73%
Swann Galleries. Printed and Manuscript Americana on April 12th: 91.98%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Printed Books, Maps and Documents on April 11th: 90.96%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on April 11th: 76.62%
Northeast Auctions. Fall Portsmouth Auction - Prints, Books on October 25th: 94.87%
Northeast Auctions. Portsmouth Weekend Auction - Books and Prints on April 8th: 84.85%
North American Auction Company. Native American and Western Auction - Advertising on April 7th: 96.69%
Alaska Auction. April Auction online - Prints, Books on April 7th: 100.00%
Alaska Auction. April Auction online - Prints, Books on April 6th: 90.00%
Potter and Potter Auctions. Entertainment Memorabilia on April 7th: 60.33%
Rago Arts and Auctions. Remix Sale - Prints, Books on April 7th: 88.57%
Sothebys. A Beautiful Life: Photographs from the Collection of Leland Hirsch on April 10th: 84.31%
Sothebys. Photographs on April 10th: 67.48%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on April 10th: 91.86%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 4/3 on April 10th: 98.09%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 3/11 on April 8th: 96.79%
Michaans Auctions. Gallery Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs on April 7th: 59.32%
Binoche et Giquello. Surrealism - Books on April 6th: 37.39%
Eldreds. Spring Americana - Books, Prints, Ephemera on April 7th: 83.33%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 4/1 on April 8th: 98.58%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters on April 8th: 96.83%


For the week ahead 29 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Apr. 16th
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Chadds Ford, PA . April Premier Auction - Books, Prints. 7 lots
Grays Auctioneers. Cleveland, . World's Fair Memorabilia and Collectibles. 59 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 63 lots

Tue. Apr. 17th
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Valuable Books. 223 lots
Tooveys. West Sussex. Postcards, Cigarette Cards; Photographs, Autographs, Printed & Manuscript Ephemera. 161 lots
Il Ponte. Milan. Photographs. 255 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Forum Auctions @ Artsy: Select Contemporary Editions. 39 lots
Morton Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Auction of Printed Documents and Manuscripts, Brochures, Autographs and Dedicated Books. 311 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 4//10. 350 lots

Wed. Apr. 18th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 3/30. 375 lots
Tooveys. West Sussex. Decorative Pictures - Prints. 10 lots
Christies. New York. Japanese and Korean Art - Prints. 32 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Thur Collection. 391 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Autographs. 424 lots

Thu. Apr. 19th
Swann Galleries. New York. Images and Objects: Photographs and Photobooks. 328 lots
Aguttes. Neuilly-sur-Seine . ANCIENT & MANUSCRIPTED BOOKS. 276 lots
Christies. New York. Prints and Multiples. 171 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Illustrated Books: Oriental & Occidental - Art & Art Reference – Books about Books. 350 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Space - Internet bidstart 4/12. 719 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. 2018 April 19-20 Spring Sports Card Catalog Auction. 1973 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Modern Literature and Art Documentation. 616 lots

Fri. Apr. 20th
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. Modern and Contemporary Art and Design - Prints, Posters. 21 lots

Sat. Apr. 21st
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Fine Art - Prints. 122 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 165 lots

Sun. Apr. 22nd
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 4/15.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 4/15.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 3/25. 271 lots
Carlsen Gallery. Greenville, NY. Spring Potpourri Antique Auction. 22 lots
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Fine Art and Antiques - Books, Prints. 46 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <center><b> The Library of Pierre Bergé<br>Auction Pierre Bergé & Associés<br>in association with Sotheby’s<br>Paris-Hôtel Drout<br>December 14, 2018<br><br>New York Exhibition<br>Oct. 16 to Oct. 20</b>
    <b>The Library of Pierre Bergé, NY exhibition 10/16 to 10/20:</b> BARTHOLOMEUS ANGLICUS. <i>Le Proprietaire des choses.</i> Lyon, [circa 1484]. 150 000 / 200 000 €
    <b>The Library of Pierre Bergé, NY exhibition 10/16 to 10/20:</b> MONTAIGNE, Michel de. <i>Essais.</i> Bordeaux, 1580. 400 000 / 500 000 €
    <b>The Library of Pierre Bergé, NY exhibition 10/16 to 10/20:</b> PROUST, Marcel. <i>Du côté de chez Swann.</i> Paris, 1914 [1913]. 600 000 / 800 000 €
    <b>The Library of Pierre Bergé, NY exhibition 10/16 to 10/20:</b> MONSTRELET, Enguerrand de. <i>Le Premier [-Tiers] Volume des Cronicques.</i> Paris, circa 1503.<br>300 000 / 400 000 €
  • <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>