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RBH: 23 Auctions archived, 31 fresh this week

For the week ended Saturday, 13 May, 23 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 8 denominated in euros, 1 in British pounds, and 14 in US dollars.  Turnover was $11,299,644 as 13,439 lots were offered and 9,033 sold for a slim 67% success rate.  The average price was $1,251.

 

For the week upcoming 31 auctions are scheduled.

 

4 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Profiles in HistoryThe Big Book: The Original Working Manuscript of Alcoholics Anonymous on May 5th: $2,400,000 
Swann GalleriesOld Master Through Modern Prints on May 8th: $2,086,995 
ArtcurialComic Strips on May 5th: $1,212,052 
Doyle New YorkPrints and Multiples on May 1st: $1,042,723 


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

Burgersdijk and NiermansRare Books - Day 1 on May 8th: 181.14% 
Burgersdijk and NiermansRare Books - Day 2 on May 9th: 171.23% 
FreemansMODERN & CONTEMPORARY ART INCLUDING FLASH: BRITISH PHOTOGRAPHY FROM THE COLLECTION OF JEFFREY M. KAP on May 8th: 121.80% 
Doyle New YorkPrints and Multiples on May 1st: 117.88% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on May 10th: 106.24% 


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

National Book AuctionsBooks and Ephemera – Mockingbird, Uncle Tom, Frost, Americana, etc. on May 5th: 100.00% 
Profiles in HistoryThe Big Book: The Original Working Manuscript of Alcoholics Anonymous on May 5th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 4/29 on May 6th: 99.83% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 5/1 on May 8th: 98.86% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on May 5th: 97.70% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 4/29 on May 6th: 95.40% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 4/8 on May 6th: 95.32% 
Doyle New YorkPrints and Multiples on May 1st: 94.37% 
Burgersdijk and NiermansRare Books - Day 1 on May 8th: 93.13% 
Burgersdijk and NiermansRare Books - Day 2 on May 9th: 89.32% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on May 8th: 86.49% 
Kedem AuctionOnline Auction 13: Judaica – Books, Manuscripts, Letters, Objects on May 7th: 84.22% 
FreemansMODERN & CONTEMPORARY ART INCLUDING FLASH: BRITISH PHOTOGRAPHY FROM THE COLLECTION OF JEFFREY M. KAP on May 8th: 83.61% 
 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Profiles in History Bill Wilson's working draft manuscript of Alcoholics Anonymous "Big Book". on May 5th Actual price: USD $2,400,000.
  2. Artcurial Astro Boy - Tome 4 on May 5th Actual price: USD $320,586.
  3. Artcurial Astérix et Obélix - Tome 30. La Galère d'Obélix on May 5th Actual price: USD $146,965.
  4. Freemans PORTRAIT DE JACQUELINE AU CHAPEAU DE PAILLE (T?TE DE FEMME) on May 8th Actual price: USD $112,500.
  5. Artcurial La Gare de banlieue on May 5th Actual price: USD $100,555.
  6. Freemans SAN FRANCISCO SILVERSPOT on May 8th Actual price: USD $100,000.
  7. Swann Galleries Grand Masque. on May 8th Actual price: USD $87,500.
  8. RR Auction Frederic Chopin Sketch on May 9th Actual price: USD $85,751.
  9. Freemans THE STAR on May 8th Actual price: USD $75,000.
  10. Swann Galleries Tête de femme, de profil. on May 8th Actual price: USD $75,000.
  11. Swann Galleries Carmen. on May 8th Actual price: USD $62,500.
  12. Swann Galleries Jan Uytenbogaert, Preacher of the Remonstrants. on May 8th Actual price: USD $57,500.
  13. Doyle New York 18 COLORS (CINCINNATI) (AXSOM 193) on May 1st Actual price: USD $56,250.
  14. Swann Galleries Under the Horse Chestnut Tree. on May 8th Actual price: USD $52,500.
  15. Swann Galleries Le Antichità Romane. on May 8th Actual price: USD $52,500.
  16. Doyle New York CONSTELLATIONS (M. 261; CRAMER BOOKS 58) on May 1st Actual price: USD $46,875.
  17. Swann Galleries L'Âme du Cirque. on May 8th Actual price: USD $42,500.
  18. Artcurial Le courrier de Tintin on May 4th Actual price: USD $40,222.
  19. Swann Galleries St. Eustace. on May 8th Actual price: USD $37,500.
  20. Doyle New York LIZ (F./S. II.7) on May 1st Actual price: USD $37,500.
  21. Zisska and Lacher SAMMELBAND on May 4th Actual price: USD $36,557.
  22. Swann Galleries Self Portrait in a Fur Cap: Bust. on May 8th Actual price: USD $35,000.
  23. Artcurial Boule et Bill. La leçon de photographie on May 5th Actual price: USD $34,034.
  24. Swann Galleries Abrahams Sacrifice on May 8th Actual price: USD $32,500.
  25. Doyle New York DAY AND NIGHT (BOOL/KIST/LOCHER/WIERDA 303) on May 1st Actual price: USD $32,500.



23 total sales reported this week:

Burgersdijk and Niermans. Rare Books - Day 2 on May 9th: 89.32%
Burgersdijk and Niermans. Rare Books - Day 1 on May 8th: 93.13%
National Book Auctions. Books and Ephemera – Mockingbird, Uncle Tom, Frost, Americana, etc. on May 5th: 100.00%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on May 10th: 78.72%
Zisska and Lacher. Books, Manuscripts, Prints on May 4th: 65.61%
RR Auction. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet bidstart 4/20 on May 9th: 57.97%
Kedem Auction. Online Auction 13: Judaica – Books, Manuscripts, Letters, Objects on May 7th: 84.22%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on May 5th: 97.70%
Artcurial. the Universe of the Creator of TinTin on May 4th: 53.64%
Artcurial. Comic Strips on May 5th: 54.32%
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. Books, Graphics modern and ancient Arts, Antiques - parsed on May 5th: 44.69%
Freemans. MODERN & CONTEMPORARY ART INCLUDING FLASH: BRITISH PHOTOGRAPHY FROM THE COLLECTION OF JEFFREY M. KAP on May 8th: 83.61%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 5/1 on May 8th: 98.86%
Swann Galleries. Old Master Through Modern Prints on May 8th: 66.79%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on May 8th: 86.49%
Profiles in History. The Big Book: The Original Working Manuscript of Alcoholics Anonymous on May 5th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 4/8 on May 6th: 95.32%
Ader. Posters May 68 on May 3rd: 54.37%
Eldreds. Spring Asian Arts - Prints on May 4th: 74.66%
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Fine Books and Manuscripts on May 1st: 75.20%
Doyle New York. Prints and Multiples on May 1st: 94.37%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 4/29 on May 6th: 95.40%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 4/29 on May 6th: 99.83%

 


For the week ahead 31 sales are scheduled:

Mon. May. 14th
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Chadds Ford, PA . May Premier Auction - Books, Prints. 36 lots
Adams Amsterdam Auctions. Amsterdam. 70 years of COBRA. The Gert Jan Hemmink collection. 208 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 76 lots

Tue. May. 15th
Swann Galleries. New York. 19th and 20th Century Literature. 310 lots
Tooveys. West Sussex. Antiquarian and Collectors Books. 347 lots
Sothebys. London. Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History Including the Library of Colin and Joan Deacon. 420 lots
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. Autographs and Documents. 254 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 5/8. 662 lots

Wed. May. 16th
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books, Maps and Documents. 578 lots
Tooveys. West Sussex. Prints and Maps. 183 lots
ALDE. Paris. A Collection on Savoie and the Mountain - Part 1. 306 lots
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. Photographs. 260 lots

Thu. May. 17th
Christies. London -South Kensington. Photographs. 121 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Motoring, Cycling, Maritime and Railway History. 272 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Spring Miscellany. 455 lots
ALDE. Paris. A Collection on Savoie and the Mountain - Part 2. 283 lots
Sothebys. London. Photographs. 72 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. John Brennan Rock and Roll Collection - Internet Bidstart 5/10. 503 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sports Memorabilia. 1424 lots

Fri. May. 18th
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Military, Aviation and Naval History. 201 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Forum Auctions @ Artsy: More Than Words.
Skinner. Boston. Walker Evans Photographs online - Internet bidstart 5/8. 160 lots
Dorotheum . Salzburg. Modern Prints. 126 lots

Sat. May. 19th
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Late Spring Estates Auction. 57 lots
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. Gambling Memorabilia. 351 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Antiques and Accessories - Books and Prints. 37 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Antique Prints and Rare Books. 171 lots

Sun. May. 20th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 4/22. 221 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 5/13.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 5/13.
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Late Spring Estates Auction - Day 2. 42 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <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
  • <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.