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8 Auctions Archived, 33 Sales Upcoming This Week

We were unable to enter all of the past week's auctions so we are slighly behind. They will be made up next week. For this past week, ending June 9, eight auctions were archived to the Rare Book Transaction History, all denominated in U.S. dollars. Total sales were $3,307,325. There were 3,397 lots offered with 3,025 sold, for a robust sell through rate of 89%. The average price was $1,093.

 

2 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars:

Heritage Auctions. Photographs on June 5th: $1,345,900
Heritage Auctions. European Comic Art on June 2nd: $1,257,082

2 auctions saw total sales exceed 100% of the high estimates of all lots offered in the sale:

Leland Little Auctions. 19th Annual Memorial Day Auction - Prints, Books on May 28th: 397.75%
Kedem Auction. Jewish and Israeli History, Art and Culture on June 5th: 293.29%


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

Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 5/27 on June 3rd: 99.75%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 5/29 on June 5th: 99.14%
Leland Little Auctions. 19th Annual Memorial Day Auction - Prints, Books on May 28th: 99.07%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 5/6 on June 3rd: 98.24%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 5/27 on June 3rd: 94.48%
Heritage Auctions. European Comic Art on June 2nd: 88.29%


8 total sales reported this week:

Kedem Auction. Jewish and Israeli History, Art and Culture on June 5th: 64.43%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 5/29 on June 5th: 99.14%
Heritage Auctions. Photographs on June 5th: 74.23%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 5/6 on June 3rd: 98.24%
Leland Little Auctions. 19th Annual Memorial Day Auction - Prints, Books on May 28th: 99.07%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 5/27 on June 3rd: 94.48%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 5/27 on June 3rd: 99.75%
Heritage Auctions. European Comic Art on June 2nd: 88.29%

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Heritage Auctions Hergé Tintin, Coke en Stock Planche 58 Journal Tintin du 4 décembre 1957 (Casterman - 1958). on June 2nd Actual price: USD $425,000.
  2. Heritage Auctions Cuzco Children, Peru, December on June 5th Actual price: USD $93,750.
  3. Heritage Auctions Hugo Pratt Corto Maltese : Les Ethiopiques (Casterman, 1978). on June 2nd Actual price: USD $62,500.
  4. Heritage Auctions Dovima with Elephants, Evening Dress by Dior, Cirque d'Hiver, Paris on June 5th Actual price: USD $50,000.
  5. Heritage Auctions Clearing Winter Storm, Yosemite National Park on June 5th Actual price: USD $47,500.
  6. Heritage Auctions Barber Shop, New Orleans on June 5th Actual price: USD $45,000.
  7. Heritage Auctions Migrant Mother (contact sheet, six photographs) on June 5th Actual price: USD $40,000.
  8. Heritage Auctions Saddle I, Paris (at the Hotel Lancaster) on June 5th Actual price: USD $40,000.
  9. Heritage Auctions Charles Schulz Peanuts Sunday Page du 7 mars 1971 (United Feature Syndicate, 1971). on June 2nd Actual price: USD $40,000.
  10. Heritage Auctions Guedras in the Wind, Morocco on June 5th Actual price: USD $27,500.
  11. Heritage Auctions Mankind, Yirol, South Sudan on June 5th Actual price: USD $23,750.
  12. Heritage Auctions St. Francis Church, Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico on June 5th Actual price: USD $22,500.
  13. Heritage Auctions Hell's Angel: Doug on June 5th Actual price: USD $22,500.
  14. Heritage Auctions Finland on June 5th Actual price: USD $21,250.
  15. Heritage Auctions Moebius L'Incal Noir Planche 25 (Humanoïdes Associés, 1991). on June 2nd Actual price: USD $21,250.
  16. Heritage Auctions Interior of Coal Miner's Home with Rocking Chair and Advertisements on Wall, West Virginia on June 5th Actual price: USD $20,000.
  17. Heritage Auctions Robert Crumb Weirdo n°15 Parodie de Publicité (Last Gasp, 1985). on June 2nd Actual price: USD $20,000.
  18. Heritage Auctions Poppy on June 5th Actual price: USD $18,750.
  19. Heritage Auctions Fish Market Near Birmingham, Alabama on June 5th Actual price: USD $18,750.
  20. Heritage Auctions Photographs Portfolio (twelve photographs) on June 5th Actual price: USD $18,750.
  21. Heritage Auctions Charles Schulz Peanuts Strip du 15 janvier 1957 (United Feature Syndicate, 1957). on June 2nd Actual price: USD $18,750.
  22. Heritage Auctions Jack Kamen Weird Science #9 Planche 1 (EC, 1951). on June 2nd Actual price: USD $18,750.
  23. Heritage Auctions Carrie in Sand (detail) on June 5th Actual price: USD $16,250.
  24. Heritage Auctions Peter Pan, Etude de personnage en peinture pour les ?Sirènes par Mary Blair (Walt Disney, 1953). on June 2nd Actual price: USD $16,250.
  25. Heritage Auctions Will Eisner The Spirit Planche 1 - 29 janvier 1950 (Register and Tribune Syndicate, 1950). on June 2nd Actual price: USD $16,250.

 

For the week ahead 33 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jun. 11th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 84 lots
Adams Amsterdam Auctions. Amsterdam. Fine Art 17th-20th Century - Prints, Photographs, Autographs. 182 lots
ALDE. Paris. Antiquarian and 19th Century Books - Natural History. 245 lots

Tue. Jun. 12th
Bonhams. New York. Fine Books and Manuscripts. 286 lots
Christies. London - King Street. South Asian Modern and Contemporary Art - Prints. 9 lots
Minerva Auctions Roma. Roma. Books, Autographs and Prints. 786 lots
Christies. London - King Street. Arts of India - Prints, Illustrations, Manuscripts. 155 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 6/6. 628 lots

Wed. Jun. 13th
ALDE. Paris. First Editions of the 19th and 20th Century. 290 lots
Il Ponte. Milan. Modern and Contemporary Art - Prints and Photographs. 12 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet bidstart 5/18. 1012 lots

Thu. Jun. 14th
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Cape Town. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 6/7 PREVIEW. 386 lots
Doyle New York. New York. Photographs. 184 lots
Aste Bolaffi. Milan. Rare Books and Autographs. 694 lots
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Books, Maps, Prints and Ephemera. 1344 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper. 153 lots
Christies. New York. The Portland Audubon. 1 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Rare Books and Manuscripts. 205 lots
Christies. New York. Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts - Including Americana. 212 lots
Kestenbaum and Company. New York. Judaica - Books, Manuscripts, Letters. 414 lots
Pierre Berge and Associes. Paris. Modern and Contemporary Art - Prints and Photographs. 55 lots

Fri. Jun. 15th
Leland Little Auctions. Hillsborough, NC. A Single-Owner Collection of Cypriot History & Culture. 74 lots

Sat. Jun. 16th
Artcurial. Paris. Photography.
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. The Magic Collection of David Baldwin, Part II. 185 lots
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Art - Prints.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Animation Art. 1144 lots
Leland Little Auctions. Hillsborough, NC. Important Summer Auction. 60 lots
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books.
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 180 lots

Sun. Jun. 17th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 5/20. 236 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 6/10.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 6/10.
Aguttes. Neuilly-sur-Seine . Aguttes Neuilly 2 • ORIGIN (S) • WRITING IN THE MIDDLE AGES AND RENAISSANCE. 45 lots

Mike Stillman

RBH and AE

  • <b>Bonhams: September 25, New York</b>
    <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, 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>Chiswick Auctions: Summer Books. August 22, 2018</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> Adams (Richard). <i>Watership Down,</i> FIRST EDITION, author inscription on front free end paper, folded map tipped in, original boards, dust-jacket. £800 to £1,200
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> Bowles (John). <i>Several Prospects of the Most…la Ville de Londres, avec des Remarques Historiques fort Succinctes, qui les Regardant,</i> 20 double page engraved plates only, of 23, 1724. £200 to £300
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> Auden (W.H.). <i>Our Hunting Fathers,</i> FIRST SEPARATE EDITION, 1 of 22 copies, COPY B OF 5 PRINTED ON NORMANDIE, original patterned wrappers, Cambridge, for Frederic Prokosch, 1935. £800 to £1200
    <b>Chiswick Auctions: Summer Books. August 22, 2018</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> Barrie (J. M.) & Attwell (Mabel Lucie, illustrator). <i>Peter Pan & Wendy,</i> FIRST EDITION, 12 chromolithograph plates, publisher's blue cloth, original printed dust jacket, [c.1920]; and 3 others (4). £200 to £300
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> Bartolozzi (Francesco). Genius Calling Forth the Fine Arts to Adorn Manufactures and Commerce; Agriculture (Husbandry Aided by Arts and Commerce), glazed and framed. £200 to £300
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> A collection of engraved caricatures, including Gillray ([James]) Tales of Wonder!, 1802; Rowlandson (Thomas) Sports, Smock Racing, 1811;Irish Jaunting Carr, 1814. £400 to £600
    <b>Chiswick Auctions: Summer Books. August 22, 2018</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> Bennett (Charles H, illustrator). <i>Æsop’s Fables,</i> 1875; Buchanan (Robert). <i>Ballad Stories of the Affections,</i> [1866]; Douce (Francis), The Dance of Death, 1833. £200 to £300
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> Chinese Illustrations. A group of 6 Cantonese rice paper illustrations, depicting scenes of torture with different instruments, gouache, c.340 x 220mm, original wrapper boards preserved, [c. 1800]. £200 to £300
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> Dulac (Edmund). <i>The Queen of Romania, The Dreamer of Dreams,</i> 5 coloured plates, [1915]; and others illustrated by Edmund Dulac. £300 to £400
    <b>Chiswick Auctions: Summer Books. August 22, 2018</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> Fronth (Per). Xingu Chronicles, the portfolio, comprising 30 plates, photogravues in colours, each signed, dated and titled in pencil, each numbered 10/35, on wove paper, 790 x 600 x 60mm, 1997. £300 to £400
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> Pasternak (Boris). <i>Doctor Zhivago,</i> FIRST ENGLISH EDITION, original red publisher’s cloth, pictorial dust jacket, 4to, Collins & Harvill Press, 1958. £200 to £300
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> 13 sepia photographs of visitors to the Thermes Nationaux d’Aix-les-Bains, c. 150 x 105mm, c.1890 (12). £300 to £400
  • <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>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>