• <b>Potter & Potter Auctions: Fine Books & Manuscripts. July 28, 2018</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 372: Martin Luther King Jr. March for Freedom Now! Placard. Chicago, 1960. 28 x 22”. $3,000 to $6,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 567: Warhol, Andy. Tate Gallery Exhibition Booklet, Signed on the Cover by Warhol. Tate Gallery, 1971. $700 to $900
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 72: Mitchell, Margaret. <i>Gone With the Wind.</i> New York: The Macmillan Co., 1936. First edition, first issue. $4,000 to $5,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions: Fine Books & Manuscripts. July 28, 2018</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 468: Photo Archive Documenting the 1930s—50s Chicago Jazz and Night Club Scene. A significant collection. $2,000 to $4,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 143: Dr. Seuss. <i>Oh Say Can You Say.</i> 1979, First Edition, Signed. $200 to $300
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 285: [Maps] Thomas G. Bradford. <i>A Comprehensive Atlas, Geographical, Historical & Commercial.</i> Boston: William D. Ticknor, 1835. First Edition. $1,600 to $1,800
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions: Fine Books & Manuscripts. July 28, 2018</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 69: Herman Melville. <i>Moby Dick, or The Whale</i>. New York: Random House, 1930. First Kent Trade Edition. $400 to $600
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 295: John James Audoban. Group of 148 Lithographs from the Birds of America. Philadelphia: J.T. Bowen, ca. 1840s. $600 to $800
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 54: Langston Hughes. <i>One-Way Ticket.</i> New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1949. First edition. $300 to $500
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions: Fine Books & Manuscripts. July 28, 2018</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 7: Ray Bradbury. <i>The Martian Chronicles.</i> With a Wine Label Signed by Bradbury. Garden City: Doubleday, 1950. First edition $300 to $500
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 121. Frank L Baum. <i>The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.</i> Chicago: George M. Hill Co., 1899, 1900. First Edition. $4,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 369. [Declaration of Independence] Peter Force Engraving of the Declaration of Independence. One page; 29 x 26”. From the "American Archives" 1837-1853 series of books. $15,000 to $20,000
  • <b>Bonhams: September 25, New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>The Tragedie of Julius Caesar.</i> London, 1623. 1st appearance in print, Complete from the First Folio. Sold for $175,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Ernst, Max. <i>Mr. Knife and Miss Fork</i>. Paris, 1932. DELUXE EDITION. Sold for $15,625
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Cage, John. Autograph musical leaf from his Concert for Piano and Orchestra, NY, 1958. Sold for $18,750
    <b>Bonhams: September 25, New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Einstein, Albert. Signed Passport Photo for his US citizenship application. Bermuda, 1935. Sold for $17,500
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Verard, Antoine. Illuminated printed Book of Hours. Paris, 1507. Sold for $7,500
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Wetterkurzschlussel. German Weather Report Codebook - for Enigma use. Berlin, 1942. Sold for $225,000
    <b>Bonhams: September 25, New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Morelos y Pavon, Jose Maria. Autograph letter signed to El Virrey Venegas, February 5, 1812. Sold for $6,250
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Milne, A.A. Complete set of <i>Winnie-the-Pooh</i> books. 4 volumes. All first issue points. London, 1924-1928. Sold for $5,250
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> A 48-star American Flag, battle worn flown at Guadalcanal and Peleliu, 1942-1944. Sold for $35,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Locke, John. Autograph Letter Signed mourning the death of his friend, William Molyneaux, 2 pp, October 27, 1698. Sold for $20,000
  • <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>
  • <b>Skinner: Early English Books<br>A Single Owner Sale. July 20, 2018</b>
    <b>Skinner, July 20:</b> Cranmer, Thomas (1489-1556). <i>Catechismus, That is to Say, a Shorte Instruction into Christian Religion...</i> London, 1548. First edition. $12,000 to $18,000
    <b>Skinner, July 20:</b> Donne, John (1572-1631). <i>Pseudo-Martyr.</i> London: Printed by W[illiam] Stansby for Walter Burre, 1610. First edition. $25,000 to $35,000
    <b>Skinner, July 20:</b> Fletcher, Giles (1549?-1611). <i>The Russe Common Wealth, or Maner of Gouernement by the Russe Emperour…</i> London, 1591. First edition. $15,000 to $25,000
    <b>Skinner, July 20:</b> Gabelkover, Oswald (1539-1616). <i>The Boock of Physicke.</i> Dordrecht: Isaack Caen, 1599. First edition. $12,000 to $15,000
    <b>Skinner: Early English Books<br>A Single Owner Sale. July 20, 2018</b>
    <b>Skinner, July 20:</b> Galileo, Galilei (1564-1642) trans. Thomas Salusbury (d. 1666). <i>Mathematical Collections and Translations the First Tome.</i> London, 1661. First edition of Galileo's works in English. $35,000 to $50,000
    <b>Skinner, July 20:</b> Higden, Ranulphus (d. 1364). <i>Polycronicon.</i> Translated by John Trevisa, with the 1357-1460 <i>Continuation</i> by William Caxton. Southwark, 1527. $15,000 to $25,000
    <b>Skinner, July 20:</b> Randolph, Bernard (b. 1643). <i>The Present State of the Morea, Called Anciently Peloponnesus…</i> London, 1689. [Bound with] <i>The Present State of the Islands of the Archipelago…</i> $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Skinner, July 20:</b> <i>The Great Herball Newly Corrected.</i> London, 1539. Folio, ESTC lists three U.S. copies; the last copy offered at auction was incomplete and sold in 1949. $25,000 to $35,000

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Rare Book Hub: 31 Auctions Archived, 35 More This Week

For the week ended Saturday 21 April, 2018 31 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 5 denominated in euros, 4 in British pounds, 1 in Mexican pesos, and 21 in US dollars.  Turnover was $16,684,130 as 9,075 lots were offered and 6,890 sold for a 76% success rate.  It was another strong week.

 

For the week ahead 35 auctions are scheduled.

 

6 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

ChristiesPrints and Multiples on April 20th: $7,683,000 
Heritage AuctionsEntertainment on April 15th: $1,773,451 
ChristiesJapanese and Korean Art - Prints on April 18th: $1,751,750 
Swann GalleriesImages and Objects: Photographs and Photobooks on April 19th: $1,174,688 
RR AuctionSpace - Internet bidstart 4/12 on April 19th: $1,094,608 
Heritage AuctionsManuscripts - Internet bidstart 3/30 on April 18th: $1,012,799 
 

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

TooveysPostcards, Cigarette Cards; Photographs, Autographs, Printed & Manuscript Ephemera on April 17th: 184.58% 
ChristiesJapanese and Korean Art - Prints on April 18th: 183.24% 
AguttesANCIENT & MANUSCRIPTED BOOKS on April 19th: 103.53% 


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

ChristiesJapanese and Korean Art - Prints on April 18th: 100.00% 
William H. Bunch Auctions and AppraisalsApril Premier Auction - Books, Prints on April 16th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 4/8 on April 15th: 99.08% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 4//10 on April 17th: 98.86% 
Aspire AuctionsApril Auction online - Prints - Internet bidstart 4/6 on April 13th: 97.30% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 3/19 on April 15th: 95.98% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on April 14th: 95.35% 
Heritage AuctionsManuscripts - Internet bidstart 3/30 on April 18th: 94.40% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 4/8 on April 15th: 94.34% 
TooveysPostcards, Cigarette Cards; Photographs, Autographs, Printed & Manuscript Ephemera on April 17th: 91.93% 
TooveysDecorative Pictures - Prints on April 18th: 90.00% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on April 17th: 87.30% 
Cowans AuctionsModern and Contemporary Art and Design - Prints, Posters on April 20th: 85.71% 
ChristiesPrints and Multiples on April 20th: 85.38% 
Trafford BooksBooks on April 11th: 82.04% 
University ArchivesOutstanding Selection of Autographed Documents, Manuscripts, Photos, Books & Relics on April 10th: 81.10% 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Christies KANAGAWA OKI NAMI URA (IN THE WELL OF THE GREAT WAVE OFF KANAGAWA), FROM THE SERIES FUGAKU SANJUROKKEI (THIRTY-SIX VIEWS OF MOUNT FUJI) on April 18th Actual price: USD $540,500.
  2. Christies He Disappeared Into Complete Silence, Gemor Press, New York, 1947 on April 20th Actual price: USD $516,500.
  3. Christies LU ZHISHEN, BANDIT HERO FROM THE CHINESE NOVEL OUTLAWS OF THE MARSH on April 18th Actual price: USD $432,500.
  4. Christies Moonwalk on April 20th Actual price: USD $336,500.
  5. Heritage Auctions Arthur Conan Doyle Autograph Manuscript "The Adventure of the Dancing Men" Signed Three Times. on April 18th Actual price: USD $312,500.
  6. Christies Marilyn: one plate on April 20th Actual price: USD $281,250.
  7. Christies A La Recherche du Shoe Perdu on April 20th Actual price: USD $275,000.
  8. Christies The Scream (After Munch) on April 20th Actual price: USD $275,000.
  9. Heritage Auctions Stevie Ray Vaughan Owned and Stage-Played "Jimbo" Electric Guitar. on April 15th Actual price: USD $250,000.
  10. Christies Details of Renaissance Paintings (Sandro Botticelli, Birth of Venus) on April 20th Actual price: USD $237,500.
  11. Christies Marilyn: one plate on April 20th Actual price: USD $237,500.
  12. Christies Marilyn: one plate on April 20th Actual price: USD $237,500.
  13. Christies Electric Chairs on April 20th Actual price: USD $237,500.
  14. Christies Quatre Lithographies on April 20th Actual price: USD $212,500.
  15. Christies The Potato Eaters on April 20th Actual price: USD $212,500.
  16. Christies Untitled (Cake Window) on April 20th Actual price: USD $175,000.
  17. Christies Target on April 20th Actual price: USD $175,000.
  18. Christies Bull Profile Series on April 20th Actual price: USD $175,000.
  19. Christies Mickey Mouse, from Myths on April 20th Actual price: USD $150,000.
  20. Christies Untitled, from On the Bowery on April 20th Actual price: USD $125,000.
  21. Christies Ten from Leo Castelli, Tanglewood Press, Inc., New York, 1968 on April 20th Actual price: USD $112,500.
  22. Christies Portrait de Jacqueline de Face II on April 20th Actual price: USD $112,500.
  23. Christies Grace Kelly on April 20th Actual price: USD $106,250.
  24. Christies #4, from Cold Mountain Series, Zen Studies (Early State) on April 20th Actual price: USD $100,000.
  25. Christies $ (Quadrant): one plate on April 20th Actual price: USD $100,000.



31 total sales reported this week:

Holabird Kagin Americana. Gold Rush Auction - Day 4 on March 18th: 70.45%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Gold Rush Auction - Day 3 on March 17th: 75.14%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Gold Rush Auction - Day 2 on March 16th: 60.62%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Gold Rush Sale on March 15th: 75.12%
Cowans Auctions. Modern and Contemporary Art and Design - Prints, Posters on April 20th: 85.71%
Christies. Prints and Multiples on April 20th: 85.38%
RR Auction. Space - Internet bidstart 4/12 on April 19th: 71.35%
PBA Galleries. Fine Illustrated Books: Oriental & Occidental - Art & Art Reference – Books about Books on April 19th: 73.43%
Aguttes. ANCIENT & MANUSCRIPTED BOOKS on April 19th: 59.06%
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. April Premier Auction - Books, Prints on April 16th: 100.00%
Swann Galleries. Images and Objects: Photographs and Photobooks on April 19th: 67.38%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on April 14th: 95.35%
Tooveys. Decorative Pictures - Prints on April 18th: 90.00%
Tooveys. Postcards, Cigarette Cards; Photographs, Autographs, Printed & Manuscript Ephemera on April 17th: 91.93%
Christies. Japanese and Korean Art - Prints on April 18th: 100.00%
Grays Auctioneers. World's Fair Memorabilia and Collectibles on April 16th: 79.66%
Forum Auctions. Forum Auctions @ Artsy: Select Contemporary Editions on April 17th: 56.41%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on April 17th: 87.30%
Morton Subastas. Auction of Printed Documents and Manuscripts, Brochures, Autographs and Dedicated Books on April 17th: 25.40%
Trafford Books. Books on April 11th: 82.04%
Vermot de Pas. NASA Photographs on April 9th: 9.40%
Heritage Auctions. Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 3/30 on April 18th: 94.40%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 4/8 on April 15th: 99.08%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 4//10 on April 17th: 98.86%
Heritage Auctions. Entertainment on April 15th: 74.97%
Binoche et Giquello. Romantic Illustrated Books on April 13th: 64.54%
Aspire Auctions. April Auction online - Prints - Internet bidstart 4/6 on April 13th: 97.30%
University Archives. Outstanding Selection of Autographed Documents, Manuscripts, Photos, Books & Relics on April 10th: 81.10%
Audap and Mirabaud. Press Drawings on April 10th: 68.87%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 4/8 on April 15th: 94.34%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 3/19 on April 15th: 95.98%

 


For the week ahead 35 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Apr. 23rd
Winter Associates. Plainville, CT . Prints. 20 lots
Australian Book Auctions. Armadale, . Books and Documents: Comprising Voyages and Travels, Ephemera, Literature, Art, Natural History and. 182 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints and Photographs. 178 lots

Tue. Apr. 24th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Illustration. 451 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 4/17. 423 lots

Wed. Apr. 25th
Doyle New York. New York. Rare Books, Autographs and Maps. 602 lots
Purcell Auctioneers. Birr. Irish Interest Book Auction. 563 lots
Tajan. Paris. Photographs. 186 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper. 140 lots
Heritage Auctions. Chicago. CSNS Currency Signature Auction - session 1. 310 lots

Thu. Apr. 26th
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Cape Town. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 4/19. 316 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Fine Illustrated Books and Graphics. 279 lots
Artcurial. Paris. Books and Manuscripts. 203 lots
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. Marine and Travel - Books, Prints, Maps. 65 lots
PIASA. Paris. Masters 2 : prints, illustrated books and multiples of the 20th century, including a private collect. 109 lots
Sothebys. New York. Prints and Multiples. 165 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Forum Auctions @ Artsy: The Master and The Muse. 36 lots
One Of Kind Collectibles. Coral Gables. Autographs, Manuscripts and Sports Memorabilia. 152 lots
Heritage Auctions. Chicago. CSNS World Currency Signature Auction - session 1. 470 lots
Heritage Auctions. Chicago. CSNS Currency Signature Auction - session 2. 738 lots

Fri. Apr. 27th
ALDE. Paris. Maps and Plans - Travel. 329 lots
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. East Anglian Sale, Part 1 - including Books and Maps.
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. Comics. 352 lots
Heritage Auctions. Chicago. CSNS Currency Signature Auction - session 3. 306 lots
Heritage Auctions. Chicago. CSNS Currency Signature Auction - session 4. 110 lots
Heritage Auctions. Chicago. CSNS Currency Signature Auction - session 5. 317 lots
Heritage Auctions. Chicago. CSNS Currency Signature Auction - session 6. 376 lots
ALDE. Paris. Russian Art. 237 lots

Sat. Apr. 28th
PosterConnection Inc.. Clayton. Posters. 358 lots
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. Spring Magic Auction - Books, Posters, Prints, Letters, Photos.
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Hudson. Fine Auction - Books and Prints. 23 lots
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Lee's Summit . Property from the William D. Hutsell Trust - Books, Prints.

Sun. Apr. 29th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 4/22.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 4/22.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 4/1. 236 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Luis de Lucena, <i>Arte de Ajedres,</i> first edition of the earliest extant manual on modern chess, Salamanca, circa 1496-97. Sold for $68,750.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Carte-de-visite album with 83 images of prominent African Americans & abolitionists, circa 1860s. Sold for $47,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Gustav Klimt, <i>Das Werk,</i> Vienna & Leipzig, 1918. Sold for $106,250.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Man Ray, <i>[London Transport] – Keeps London Going,</i> 1938. Sold for $149,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Thomas Jefferson, Letter Signed, to Major-General Nathanael Greene, promising reinforcements against Cornwallis, 1781. Sold for $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Nicolas de Fer, <i>L’Amerique Divisee Selon Letendue de ses Principales Parties,</i> Paris, 1713. Sold for $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Russell H. Tandy, <i>The Secret in the Old Attic,</i> watercolor, pencil & ink, 1944. Sold for $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Ernest Hemingway, <i>Three Stories & Ten Poems,</i> first edition of the author's first book, Paris, 1923. Sold for $23,750.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Walker Evans, <i>River Rouge Plant,</i> silver print, 1947. Sold for $57,500.
  • <b>Doyle, online only: Angling Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake" Johnson. July 13-24, 2018</b>
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Zane Grey, Inscribed photograph album depicting Grey and party at Catalina, fishing, and in Arizona. $700 to $1,000
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Eric Taverner, Salmon Fishing...London: Seeley, Service & Co., 1931. $600 to $900
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> The Gentleman Angler. $300 to $500
    <b>Doyle, online only: Angling Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake" Johnson. July 13-24, 2018</b>
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Ken Robinson, Flyfishers' Progress. [London: The Flyfishers' Club, 2000. $200 to $300
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> G. H. Lacy, North Punjab Fishing Club Angler's Handbook. Calcutta: Newman & Co., 1890. $300 to $500
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> J. Harrington Keene, Fly-Fishing and Fly-Making for Trout, etc. New York, 1887. $200 to $300
    <b>Doyle, online only: Angling Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake" Johnson. July 13-24, 2018</b>
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Arthur Macrate, The History of The Tuna Club, Avalon, Santa Catalina Island, California, 1948. $400 to $600
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Joseph D. Bates Jr. Streamer Fly Tying and Fishing. Harrisburg, PA: The Stackpole Company, 1966. $800 to $1,200
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Paul Schmookler and Ingrid V. Sils. Rare and Unusual Fly Tying Materials: A Natural History. $300 to $500
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Herbert Hoover, Fishing For Fun - And To Wash Your Soul. New York: Random House, 1963. $400 to $600