• <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: 26 Auctions Archived, another 26 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 28 April 2018 26 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; one in Australian dollars, 9 in euros, 2 in British pounds, and 14 in US dollars.  Turnover was $23,431,578 as 9,281 lots were offered and 7,561 sold for an 81% success rate.  It was another strong week.

 

During the next 7 days 26 auctions are scheduled.

 

3 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Heritage Auctions2018 April 19-20 Spring Sports Card Catalog Auction on April 20th: $9,832,590 
SothebysPrints and Multiples on April 27th: $8,012,250 
Heritage AuctionsIllustration on April 24th: $1,346,124 

1 auction saw total sales exceed 100% of the high estimates of all lots offered: 

PIASAMasters 2 : prints, illustrated books and multiples of the 20th century, including a private collect on April 26th: 146.65% 


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

Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 4/15 on April 22nd: 99.55% 
Heritage Auctions2018 April 19-20 Spring Sports Card Catalog Auction on April 20th: 98.88% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 4/17 on April 24th: 97.87% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 4/15 on April 22nd: 97.35% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 3/25 on April 22nd: 97.05% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on April 21st: 96.97% 
Heritage AuctionsIllustration on April 24th: 93.79% 
Doyle New YorkRare Books, Autographs and Maps on April 25th: 89.57% 
Clars Auction GalleryFine Art - Prints on April 21st: 86.89% 
SothebysPrints and Multiples on April 27th: 86.14% 
Winter AssociatesBooks on March 26th: 85.00% 
Australian Book AuctionsBooks and Documents: Comprising Voyages and Travels, Ephemera, Literature, Art, Natural History and on April 23rd: 84.62% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on April 25th: 84.29% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Heritage Auctions 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle #311 PSA Mint 9. on April 20th Actual price: USD $2,880,000.
  2. Sothebys FLAGS I (ULAE 128) on April 27th Actual price: USD $1,575,000.
  3. Sothebys OCÉANIE, LA MER on April 27th Actual price: USD $1,215,000.
  4. Sothebys FLOWERS (F. & S. II.64-73) on April 27th Actual price: USD $831,000.
  5. Heritage Auctions 1951 Bowman Mickey Mantle #253 PSA Mint 9. on April 20th Actual price: USD $750,000.
  6. Heritage Auctions 1916 M101-5 Sporting News (Blank Back) Babe Ruth Rookie #151 PSA NM 7. on April 20th Actual price: USD $384,000.
  7. Sothebys SUPERMAN (F. & S. IIB.260) on April 27th Actual price: USD $250,000.
  8. Sothebys NUDE WITH YELLOW PILLOW (C. 283) on April 27th Actual price: USD $225,000.
  9. Sothebys SUPERMAN (F. & S. II.260) on April 27th Actual price: USD $212,500.
  10. Heritage Auctions 1948 Leaf Warren Spahn #32 PSA Gem Mint 10 - The Ultimate PSA Example, Pop One! on April 20th Actual price: USD $192,000.
  11. Sothebys BLUE SURROUND on April 27th Actual price: USD $162,500.
  12. Doyle New York Plan of the City of New York in North America, surveyed in the years 1766 & 1767. on April 25th Actual price: USD $150,000.
  13. Sothebys GRACE KELLY (FELDMAN & SCHELLMANN II.305) on April 27th Actual price: USD $125,000.
  14. Heritage Auctions 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle #311 PSA NM 7. on April 20th Actual price: USD $120,000.
  15. Swann Galleries Das Werk von Gustav Klimt. on April 26th Actual price: USD $106,250.
  16. Heritage Auctions Nude on Back with Black Stockings, 1983 on April 24th Actual price: USD $106,250.
  17. Heritage Auctions 1975 Topps Baseball Unopened Cello Case - Factory Sealed. on April 20th Actual price: USD $102,000.
  18. Sothebys TAUREAU (A.R. 255)  on April 27th Actual price: USD $100,000.
  19. Sothebys HIBOU (A.R. 224)  on April 27th Actual price: USD $100,000.
  20. Sothebys NATURAL HISTORY PART I MUSHROOMS (BASTIAN 42-51) on April 27th Actual price: USD $93,750.
  21. Heritage Auctions Martini Time, 1935 on April 24th Actual price: USD $87,500.
  22. Heritage Auctions 1948 Leaf Satchel Paige #8 PSA NM 7. on April 20th Actual price: USD $84,000.
  23. Heritage Auctions 1925 Exhibits Lou Gehrig SGC 50 VG/EX 4. on April 20th Actual price: USD $78,000.
  24. Sothebys HOTEL ACATLAN: FIRST DAY (MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, TOKYO 269) on April 27th Actual price: USD $75,000.
  25. Heritage Auctions 1916 M101-5 Sporting News (Blank Back) Joe Jackson #86 PSA NM-MT 8. on April 20th Actual price: USD $72,120.



26 total sales reported this week:

Purcell Auctioneers. Irish Interest Book Auction on April 25th: 79.04%
Tajan. Photographs on April 25th: 40.11%
Forum Auctions. Forum Auctions @ Artsy: The Master and The Muse on April 26th: 77.78%
PIASA. Masters 2 : prints, illustrated books and multiples of the 20th century, including a private collect on April 26th: 76.15%
Sothebys. Prints and Multiples on April 27th: 86.14%
Swann Galleries. Fine Illustrated Books and Graphics on April 26th: 77.42%
Doyle New York. Rare Books, Autographs and Maps on April 25th: 89.57%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on April 25th: 84.29%
Il Ponte. Photographs on April 17th: 66.27%
Australian Book Auctions. Books and Documents: Comprising Voyages and Travels, Ephemera, Literature, Art, Natural History and on April 23rd: 84.62%
Galerie Bassenge. Thur Collection on April 18th: 59.34%
Galerie Bassenge. Modern Literature and Art Documentation on April 19th: 56.17%
Galerie Bassenge. Autographs on April 18th: 63.92%
Heritage Auctions. Illustration on April 24th: 93.79%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 4/17 on April 24th: 97.87%
Winter Associates. Prints on April 23rd: 55.00%
Winter Associates. Books on March 26th: 85.00%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints and Photographs on April 24th: 69.10%
Clars Auction Gallery. Fine Art and Antiques - Books, Prints on April 22nd: 76.09%
Clars Auction Gallery. Fine Art - Prints on April 21st: 86.89%
Vermot de Pas. Enfintina III - Children's Books on April 16th: 18.76%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 3/25 on April 22nd: 97.05%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 4/15 on April 22nd: 97.35%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 4/15 on April 22nd: 99.55%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on April 21st: 96.97%
Heritage Auctions. 2018 April 19-20 Spring Sports Card Catalog Auction on April 20th: 98.88%


For the week ahead 26 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Apr. 30th
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. Fine Books, Maps and Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 4/19. 127 lots
Heritage Auctions. Chicago. CSNS World Currency Signature Auction - session 2. 896 lots
Heritage Auctions. Chicago. CSNS Currency Signature Auction - session 7. 1350 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 82 lots

Tue. May. 1st
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Fine Books and Manuscripts. 488 lots
Doyle New York. New York. Prints and Multiples. 231 lots
Bonhams. Los Angeles. Prints and Multiples. 170 lots
Heritage Auctions. Chicago. CSNS Currency Signature Auction - session 8. 785 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 4/24. 481 lots

Wed. May. 2nd
Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers. Kilkenny. Rare Book and Collectors Sale. 828 lots
Zisska and Lacher. Munich. Books, Manuscripts, Prints. 1960 lots

Thu. May. 3rd
Swann Galleries. New York. Graphic Design. 254 lots
Christies. Paris. Comic Strips and Illustrations. 172 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Spring Asian Arts - Prints. 146 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Literature and Books. 511 lots
Sothebys. London. Collections - Prints, Books. 3 lots
Ader. PARIS. Posters May 68. 102 lots

Fri. May. 4th
Artcurial. Paris. the Universe of the Creator of TinTin. 110 lots
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. 75172 Pforzheim. Books, Graphics modern and ancient Arts, Antiques - parsed. 4428 lots

Sat. May. 5th
Artcurial. Paris. Comic Strips. 278 lots
Profiles in History. Calabasas Hills. The Big Book: The Original Working Manuscript of Alcoholics Anonymous. 1 lots
Profiles in History. Calabasas Hills. Animation and Disneyana. 554 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 160 lots

Sun. May. 6th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 4/1.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 4/8. 235 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 4/29.

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