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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 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.
  • <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