• <center><b>Doyle: Angling Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake” Johnson<br>Online Only Auction ending Dec. 18</b>
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> WETZEL, CHARLES M. American Fishing Books. $400 to $600
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> BISSELL, ALFRED E., <i>In Pursuit of Salar.</i> $400 to $600
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> <i>The Settler and Sportsman in Anticosti.</i> $400 to $600
    <center><b>Doyle: Angling Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake” Johnson<br>Online Only Auction ending Dec. 18</b>
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> CARLETON, HENRY GUY, <i>Advice to Young Anglers.</i> $300 to $500
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> ROBINSON, ROLAND EVANS, <i>Forest and Stream Fables. By Awahsoose the Bear.</i> $300 to $500
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> SAWADA, KEN, <i>The Art of the Classic Salmon Fly.</i> $300 to $500
    <center><b>Doyle: Angling Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake” Johnson<br>Online Only Auction ending Dec. 18</b>
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> SOUTHARD, CHARLES ZIBEON, <i>The Evolution of Trout and Trout Fishing in America.</i> $400 to $600
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> SOUTHARD, CHARLES ZIBEON, <i>Trout Fly-Fishing in America.</i> $400 to $600
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 13:</b> Adrian Reland, <i>Imperium Japonicum,</i> first European map to use Sino-Japanese characters, Amsterdam, circa 1740. $1,000 to $1,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 13:</b> John Overton, <i>A New & Most Exact Map of America,</i> hand colored, London, 1671. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 13:</b> John James Audubon, <i>The Birds of America & Quadrupeds of North America,</i> together in 10 matching octavo bindings. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 13:</b> Cornelis de Jode, <i>Hemispheriu ab Aequinoctiali Linea,</i> Antwerp, 1593. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 13:</b> Currier & Ives, <i>Across the Continent,</i> New York, 1868, formerly in the collection of Thomas Winthrop Streeter. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 13:</b> Frederick Sander, <i>Reichenbachia, Orchids Illustrated & Described,</i> in four volumes, St. Albans, 1888-94. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 13:</b> Color woodblock map of Uraga and Edo Bay showing the course of Commodore Perry’s Black Ship squadron, Japan, circa 1854. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 13:</b> Manuscript report on the arrival of Commodore Matthew Perry, with 2 portraits of Perry & Commander H. A. Adams, Japan. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 13:</b> Edward Lear, <i>Castello di Melfi in Basilicata,</i> ink, graphite & watercolor, 1847. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 13:</b> Abraham Ortelius, <i>Islandia,</i> Antwerp, 1603. $3,500 to $5,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 13:</b> Philippe Vandermaelen, North American volume of the first atlas to use lithography, Brussels, 1827. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 13:</b> Joseph Frederick Wallet Des Barres, <i>A Chart of the Coast,</i> from the <i>Atlantic Neptune,</i> London, 1780. $18,000 to $22,000.
  • <center><b>Sotheby’s New York<br>Fine Autograph Letters and Manuscripts from a Distinguished Private Collection: Part II<br>December 13, 2018</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Dec 13:</b> Sibelius, Jean. Autograph manuscript of “Spagnuolo” for piano, boldly signed “Jean Sibelius.” $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Dec 13:</b> Verdi, Giuseppe. Fourteen largely unpublished autograph letters signed to Alessandro Lanari, the “Napoleon of Impresarios.” $100,000 to $150,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Dec 13:</b> Jefferson, Thomas. Autograph letter signed ("Th: Jefferson") to William Lee, Monticello, 26 August 1816. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Dec 13:</b> Whitman, Walt. Signed carte-de-visite photograph by Benjamin Gurney, 1875. $1,000 to $1,500
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Dec 13:</b> Wilde, Oscar. Autograph letter signed ("Oscar Wilde"). 8 pages on 2 bifolia of different sizes, with ink sketch on the first page. $25,000 to $30,000
  • <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>

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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

  • <center><b>Sotheby’s New York<br>Fine Books & Manuscripts Online<br>Ending December 17</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, Now - Dec 17:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies…</i> The Second Impression. 1632. $100,000 to $150,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, Now - Dec 17:</b> GEORGE CURZON, 1ST MARQUESS CURZON OF KEDLESTON. “Curzon Tiger Hunt.” [India: circa 1901]. 120 albumen photographs. $3,000 to $5,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, Now - Dec 17:</b> (CASSADY, NEAL). Kerouac, Jack. <i>On the Road.</i> New York: Viking Press, 1957. Inscribed. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, Now - Dec 17:</b> VEGA, JOSEPH PENSO DE LA. <i>Confusion de Confusiones. Dialogos curiosos entre un Philosopho agudo, un Mercader discrete...</i> Amsterdam, 1688. $200,000 to $300,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, Now - Dec 17:</b> RACKHAM, ARTHUR — [WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE]. "The Moon Like to a Silver Bow New-Bent in Heaven," original illustration for <i>A Midsummer Night's Dream.</i> $12,000 to $18,000
  • <b>Christie’s London, 12 Dec:</b> Huang Qianren. Complete Geographic Map of the Great Qing Dynasty. £50,000 to £80,000
    <b>Christie’s London, 12 Dec:</b> Book of Hours of Jean Le Sauvage and Jacqueline de Boulogne. £70,000 to £100,000
    <b>Christie’s London, 12 Dec:</b> Abraham Ortelius. <i>Theatrum orbis terrarum. – Parergon. – Nomenclator ptolemaicus,</i> 1584. £80,000 to £120,000
  • <b>Bonhams New York: Fine Books and Manuscripts Including the World of Hilary Knight. December 5, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> KNIGHT, HILARY. The Original Portrait of Eloise that Hung at the Plaza Hotel. $100,000 to 150,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> WARHOL, ANDY. "Iced Lemon Delight," an Original Watercolor Presented to Hilary Knight's cat, Phoebe $8,000 to 12,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> SENDAK, MAURICE. <i>Where the Wild Things Are.</i> PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED with drawing to Hilary Knight in the month following publication. $10,000 to 15,000
    <b>Bonhams New York: Fine Books and Manuscripts Including the World of Hilary Knight. December 5, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> NOLAND, KENNETH. Original circle painting, untitled, acrylic and ink on cloth, for cover of monograph $8,000 to 12,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> TOULOUSE-LAUTREC. <i>Histoires Naturelles,</i> 1899. With 22 original lithographs. $10,000 to 15,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>A Collection of Poems,</i> [1711]. The first authoritative and complete collected Sonnets.$15,000 to 20,000
    <b>Bonhams New York: Fine Books and Manuscripts Including the World of Hilary Knight. December 5, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> LONDON, JACK. <i>The Call of the Wild.</i> 1903. First edition, first state jacket. $2,000 to 3,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> FROST, ROBERT. Autograph Manuscript of "Build Soil," 12 pp, 1932-1936. $15,000 to 20,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> GOULD, GLENN. Glenn Gould's extensively annotated copy of Bach's Goldberg Variations $100,000 to 150,000
    <b>Bonhams New York: Fine Books and Manuscripts Including the World of Hilary Knight. December 5, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> PLATH, SYLVIA. EARLY Autograph Letter Signed, about her beginnings as a writer, Northampton, MA, 1951. $7,000 to 10,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> HOUDINI, HARRY. A collection of 11 cast iron shackle and lock items from Houdini's personal collection. $20,000 to 30,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> M4 ENGIMA MACHINE, with very rare RARE HYDRA KEY ENVELOPE. $400,000 to 600,000
  • <b>Arenberg Auctions: Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps, and Works on Paper. December 14 & 15, 2018</b>
    <b>Arenberg Auctions, Dec 14-15:</b> LÉOPOLD II of Belgium. Autograph letter signed to Ferdinand de Lesseps. (Brusselss, 30th of August 1881. € 500 / 600
    <b>Arenberg Auctions, Dec 14-15:</b> Unique collection of c. 280 satirical postcards on Léopold II of Belgium.<br>€ 3.000 / 3.500
    <b>Arenberg Auctions, Dec 14-15:</b> Horae, use of Rouen, c. 1475.<br>€ 22.000 / 30.000
    <b>Arenberg Auctions: Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps, and Works on Paper. December 14 & 15, 2018</b>
    <b>Arenberg Auctions, Dec 14-15:</b> <i>Sensuyt la tresplaisante hystoire du preux et vaillant Guerin de Montglaue</i> [...]. € 6.000 / 8.000
    <b>Arenberg Auctions, Dec 14-15:</b> SCUTENAIRE, Louis. <i>Mes inscriptions.</i> 1945-1963. € 1.000 / 1.200
    <b>Arenberg Auctions, Dec 14-15:</b> Études Gèographiques [puzzle].<br>€ 70 / 100
    <b>Arenberg Auctions: Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps, and Works on Paper. December 14 & 15, 2018</b>
    <b>Arenberg Auctions, Dec 14-15:</b> Unique series of fifty 19th-c. Persian miniatures. € 1.500 / 2.500
    <b>Arenberg Auctions, Dec 14-15:</b> SIXTUS IV. <i>De sanguine Christi et De potentia Dei,</i> 1474. € 4.500 / 6.000
    <b>Arenberg Auctions, Dec 14-15:</b> Joan Miró, lithographies. € 200 / 300
    <b>Arenberg Auctions, Dec 14-15:</b> MERIAN, Anna Maria Sibylla. [Metamorphosis of a brown butterfly]. € 4.000 / 5.000