• <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>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>Cowan’s Auctions: American History - Premier Auction. June 22, 2018</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> General George Custer's Officer, James McLean Steele, 1868-1869 Diary. $30,000 - $50,000
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> Exceptionally Rare Anti-Slavery Broadside, “A Crusade Against Slavery”. $4,000 - $6,000
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> Revolutionary War General Richard Montgomery, Exceptionally Rare War-Date ANS. $4,000 - $6,000
    <b>Cowan’s Auctions: American History - Premier Auction. June 22, 2018</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> Albumen Photograph of the "Scouts of the Plains," from Cody's Personal Collection. $8,000 - $10,000
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> Jefferson Davis, CDV, Signed and Dated to his Imprisonment in Fortress Monroe. $4,000 - $6,000
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> Robert E. Lee, CDV Signed Twice. $2,000 - $4,000
    <b>Cowan’s Auctions: American History - Premier Auction. June 22, 2018</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> “Si Clack: Co. Q, 100th Indiana Vols.,” Written & Illustrated by Civil War Veteran, P.M. Radford. $2,500 - $3,500
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> General Meade Inspecting the 5th Corps, Civil War-Era Sketch by Alfred R. Waud. $2,000 - $3,000
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> Rare Huey Newton Black Panther Party Poster. $3,000 - $5,000
    <b>Cowan’s Auctions: American History - Premier Auction. June 22, 2018</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> Lloyd's New Political Chart, 1861. $800 - $1,200
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> William J. Ferguson, “Our American Cousin” Cast Member, Lincoln Assassination Archive. $8,000 - $10,000
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> Albert Einstein, Signed Photograph in his Favorite Leather Jacket. $2,000 - $4,000
  • <b>Sotheby’s Online, June 18 - 28:</b> Lewis, Meriwether, and William Clark. <i>History of the Expedition Under the Command of Captains Lewis and Clark, To the Sources of the Missouri…</i> 1814, first edition. $100,000 to $150,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, June 18 - 28:</b> Poe, Edgar Allan. <i>Tales.</i> New York: Wiley And Putnam, 1845. First edition, first printing, first issue. $70,000 to $100,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, June 18 - 28:</b> Dürer, Albrecht, and Johann Stabius. [Map of the World as a Sphere.] [Vienna,] 1781 (From Woodblocks Cut In 1515). $120,000 to $180,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, June 18 - 28:</b> Ferdinand, Franz — Lala Deen Dayal [Photographer]. VISIT OF H.I. & H.R. THE ARCHDUKE FRANZ FERDINAND OF AUSTRIA ESTE TO HYDERABAD (DECCAN), JANUARY 1893. $4,000 to $6,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, June 18 - 28:</b> Lincoln, Abraham. Manuscript Letter Signed ("Yours Truly A. Lincoln") as Sixteenth President to Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles Regarding William Johnson. $200,000 to $300,000

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RBH: 27 Auctions Archived, 26 upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 19 May 27 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 7 denominated in euros, 7 in British pounds, and 13 in US dollars.  Turnover was $23,129,067 as 9,408 lots were offered and 7,872 sold for a robust 84% success rate.  The average price was $2,938.

 

For the week upcoming 31 auctions are scheduled.

 

5 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Heritage AuctionsComics on May 12th: $12,201,974 
SothebysTravel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History Including the Library of Colin and Joan Deacon on May 15th: $3,019,974 
ChristiesPhotographs on May 17th: $2,131,481 
SothebysPhotographs on May 17th: $1,764,788 
Heritage AuctionsSpace Exploration on May 11th: $1,138,462 

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

De Baecque and AssociesPhotographs on May 16th: 243.61% 
TooveysAntiquarian and Collectors Books on May 15th: 228.93% 
Aste BolaffiPoster on May 10th: 131.92% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents on May 16th: 131.52% 
Heritage AuctionsSpace Exploration on May 11th: 119.38% 
ALDEA Collection on Savoie and the Mountain - Part 1 on May 16th: 105.16% 


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

Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersExposition Auction - Books and Prints on May 11th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 5/6 on May 13th: 99.64% 
Heritage AuctionsComics on May 12th: 99.53% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 5/8 on May 15th: 98.34% 
Heritage AuctionsSpace Exploration on May 11th: 97.69% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 5/6 on May 13th: 94.80% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 4/15 on May 13th: 93.95% 
Brunk AuctionsPremier Catalogue Auction - Prints, Books on May 12th: 91.67% 
TooveysAntiquarian and Collectors Books on May 15th: 89.63% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents on May 16th: 88.93% 
Swann Galleries19th and 20th Century Literature on May 15th: 86.45% 
PBA GalleriesSpring Miscellany on May 17th: 86.37% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on May 15th: 81.58% 
TooveysPrints and Maps on May 16th: 80.87%
 
 
Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Heritage Auctions Frank Frazetta Death Dealer 6 Painting Original Art (1990). on May 12th Actual price: USD $1,792,500.
  2. Heritage Auctions Action Comics #1 (DC, 1938) CGC VG 4.0 Cream to off-white pages. on May 12th Actual price: USD $573,600.
  3. Sothebys FIFTEEN EARLY PHOTOGRAPHS OF MECCA, THE MAHMAL, TAIF AND PILGRIMS ON THE HAJJ. on May 15th Actual price: USD $400,950.
  4. Sothebys 'AVEDON/PARIS', 1978 on May 17th Actual price: USD $319,950.
  5. Sothebys A COMPLETE SET OF LAS CASAS'S INDIAN TRACTS, WITH AN EARLY INSCRIPTION STATING THIS BOOK WAS OWNED BY INCA GARCILASO DE LA VEGA on May 15th Actual price: USD $227,813.
  6. Heritage Auctions Batman #1 (DC, 1940) CGC FN- 5.5 Cream to off-white pages. on May 12th Actual price: USD $227,050.
  7. Heritage Auctions Justice League of America #1 (DC, 1960) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white pages. on May 12th Actual price: USD $215,100.
  8. Heritage Auctions Apollo 11 Flown Large Size American Flag on a Crew-Signed Presentation Certificate, Framed. on May 11th Actual price: USD $187,500.
  9. Sothebys ALBUM OF PHOTOGRAPHS OF OMAN AND IRAQ PRESENTED BY THE UNITED STATES CONSUL IN MUSCAT TO THE BRITISH POLITICAL AGENT IN THE GULF. on May 15th Actual price: USD $185,625.
  10. Heritage Auctions Whiz Comics #2 (#1) (Fawcett Publications, 1940) CGC FN 6.0 Off-white to white pages. on May 12th Actual price: USD $173,275.
  11. Sothebys THE HOLY LAND, SYRIA, IDUMEA, ARABIA, EGYPT & NUBIA. on May 15th Actual price: USD $168,750.
  12. Heritage Auctions Superman #1 (DC, 1939) CGC GD 2.0 Cream to off-white pages. on May 12th Actual price: USD $167,300.
  13. Heritage Auctions John Romita Sr. Amazing Spider-Man #61 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1968). on May 12th Actual price: USD $167,300.
  14. Heritage Auctions Action Comics #7 (DC, 1938) CGC VG/FN 5.0 Off-white to white pages. on May 12th Actual price: USD $161,325.
  15. Christies Ken Moody and Robert Sherman, 1984 on May 17th Actual price: USD $160,313.
  16. Sothebys DE ZEE-ATLAS OFTE WATER-WERELD, … on May 15th Actual price: USD $143,438.
  17. Heritage Auctions Robert Crumb Yarrowstalks #2 "Head Comix" Complete 1-Page Story Original Art (Yarrowstalks, 1967). on May 12th Actual price: USD $143,400.
  18. Heritage Auctions Batman #1 (DC, 1940) CGC VG 4.0 Cream to off-white pages. on May 12th Actual price: USD $131,450.
  19. Heritage Auctions Dave Cockrum X-Men #102 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1976). on May 12th Actual price: USD $131,450.
  20. Christies Elephant drinking, Amboseli, 2007 on May 17th Actual price: USD $118,125.
  21. Heritage Auctions Jack Kirby and George Roussos (as G. Bell) Fantastic Four #25 Splash Page 1 Original Art (Marvel, 1964). on May 12th Actual price: USD $113,525.
  22. Sothebys '78 DEGREES NORTH', SVALVBARD, NORWAY 2017 on May 17th Actual price: USD $109,688.
  23. Christies 17h 58m / -25°, 1990 on May 17th Actual price: USD $101,250.
  24. Sothebys LIBER GEOGRAPHIAE CUM TABULIS ET UNIVERSALI FIGURA ET CUM ADDITIONE LOCORUM QUAE A RECENTIORIBUS REPERTA SUNT. on May 15th Actual price: USD $101,250.
  25. Heritage Auctions Detective Comics #29 (DC, 1939) CGC VG/FN 5.0 Cream to off-white pages. on May 12th Actual price: USD $95,600.



27 total sales reported this week:

RR Auction. John Brennan Rock and Roll Collection - Internet Bidstart 5/10 on May 17th: 68.39%
PBA Galleries. Spring Miscellany on May 17th: 86.37%
ALDE. A Collection on Savoie and the Mountain - Part 2 on May 17th: 12.37%
Sothebys. Photographs on May 17th: 72.22%
Christies. Photographs on May 17th: 71.07%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Motoring, Cycling, Maritime and Railway History on May 17th: 73.53%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Printed Books, Maps and Documents on May 16th: 88.93%
ALDE. A Collection on Savoie and the Mountain - Part 1 on May 16th: 59.80%
De Baecque and Associes. Photographs on May 16th: 69.62%
De Baecque and Associes. Autographs and Documents on May 15th: 54.33%
Tooveys. Prints and Maps on May 16th: 80.87%
Tooveys. Antiquarian and Collectors Books on May 15th: 89.63%
Sothebys. Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History Including the Library of Colin and Joan Deacon on May 15th: 65.24%
Swann Galleries. 19th and 20th Century Literature on May 15th: 86.45%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on May 15th: 81.58%
Adams Amsterdam Auctions. 70 years of COBRA. The Gert Jan Hemmink collection on May 14th: 77.88%
University Archives. Fantastic Selection of Autographed Documents, Manuscripts, Photos, Books & Relics on May 8th: 66.54%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 5/8 on May 15th: 98.34%
Michaans Auctions. Gallery Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs on May 12th: 72.22%
Brunk Auctions. Premier Catalogue Auction - Prints, Books on May 12th: 91.67%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Exposition Auction - Books and Prints on May 11th: 100.00%
Aste Bolaffi. Poster on May 10th: 53.78%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 5/6 on May 13th: 94.80%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 5/6 on May 13th: 99.64%
Heritage Auctions. Space Exploration on May 11th: 97.69%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 4/15 on May 13th: 93.95%
Heritage Auctions. Comics on May 12th: 99.53%


For the week ahead 26 sales are scheduled:

Mon. May. 21st
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 52 lots

Tue. May. 22nd
Bonhams. Edinburgh. The Sporting Sale. 33 lots
PosterConnection Inc.. Clayton. Small Decorative Art. 257 lots
Sothebys. London. Musical Manuscripts. 74 lots
Bonhams. New York. Modern and Contemporary Prints and Multiples. 139 lots
Sothebys. London. Fine Autograph Music: the Property of Helmut Nanz and Family. 45 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 5/15. 680 lots
Robert Siegel Galleries. New York. United States and Confederate States Postal History. 663 lots

Wed. May. 23rd
Christies. Paris. The Collector: Works of Art, Prints. 1 lots
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Fine Prints. 335 lots
Il Ponte. Milan. Books and Manuscripts. 239 lots
Artcurial. Paris. Japanese Prints. 49 lots
Moreshet Auctions. Jerusalem. Judaica. 299 lots
Trafford Books. Manchester. Books. 158 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Online Only: Books and Prints. 28 lots

Thu. May. 24th
Sothebys. Paris. Books and Manuscripts. 195 lots
Ader. PARIS. Old and Modern Prints - Day 1. 380 lots

Fri. May. 25th
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. Ancient and Modern Books. 275 lots
Arenberg Auctions. BRUSSEL. Books, Maps, Prints. 1410 lots
Ader. PARIS. Old and Modern Prints - Day 2. 394 lots
Ferraton. Bruxelles. Books. 1075 lots

Sat. May. 26th
OSENAT. FONTAINEBLEAU. 20th Century Spirit. 14 lots
Christian Hesse Auktionen. Hamburg. Spring Auction - Books, Autographs, Prints. 820 lots

Sun. May. 27th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 4/29. 213 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 5/20.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 5/20.

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>
  • <center><b>TIMED ONLINE AUCTION<br>June 11 - 25, 2018</b></center>
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> ACCADEMIA ERCOLANENSE DI ARCHEOLOGIA. <i>Ornati delle Pareti</i>, Naples 1796. £2,000 to £3,000
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> AMERICAS. <i>Il Gazzettiere Americano…</i>, Livorno, 1763. £2,000 to £3,000
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> BARROW, John. <i>Travels in China…</i>, London, 1804. £600 to £800
    <center><b>TIMED ONLINE AUCTION<br>June 11 - 25, 2018</b></center>
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> BENOIST, Felix. <i>Album de L'Ile de Jersey</i>…, Paris & Nantes, 1870. £1,500 to £2,000
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> GAIL, Wilhelm. <i>Erinnerungen aus Spanien,</i> Munchen, [ca. 1837]. £1,800 to £2,200
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> HANCARVILLE, Pierre d'. <i>Recherches sur l'origine…,</i> London, Appleyard, 1785. £1,5000 to £2,000
    <center><b>TIMED ONLINE AUCTION<br>June 11 - 25, 2018</b></center>
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> HULLEY, T. <i>Six Views of Cheltenham.</i> London, R. Ackerman, 1813. £800 to £1,200
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> JEFFERSON, Thomas. <i>Notes on the state of Virginia</i>…, London, 1787. £12,000 to £18,000
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> LEWIS, John F. <i>Lewis's illustrations of Constantinople…,</i> London, McLean, 1837. £3,000 to £4,000
    <center><b>TIMED ONLINE AUCTION<br>June 11 - 25, 2018</b></center>
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> MARQUARD, Johann. <i>Tractatus politico-juridicus,</i> Frankfurt, 1662. £1,800 to £2,200
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> MAUND, Benjamin. <i>The botanic garden,</i> London, 1825-42. £1,500 to £2,000
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> Willughby, Francis; John Ray (ed.). <i>Ornithologiæ libri tres</i>. London, John Martyn, 1676. £1,500 to £2,000