• <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>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers: The Adventure & Exploration Library of Steve Fossett. October 31, 2018</b>
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> SHACKLETON, Ernest Henry, Sir. <i>Aurora Australis. Printed at the Winter Quarters of the British Antarctic Expedition, 1907, During the Winter Months of April, May, June, July, 1908.</i> $60,000 to $80,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> HUMBOLDT, Alexander von, and Aime J. A. BONPLAND. <i>Vues des Cordillères, et monumens des peuples indigènes de l'Amérique.</i> Paris, 1810. $30,000 to $40,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> COOK, James, Captain. [Collected Voyages]. London: Strahan and Cadell, 1773, 1777, 1784. First editions of the second and third voyages. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers: The Adventure & Exploration Library of Steve Fossett. October 31, 2018</b>
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> DARWIN, Charles. <i>A Narrative of the Surveying Voyages of His Majesty's Ships Adventure and Beagle, between the years 1826 and 1836.</i> $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> SPILBERGEN, Joris van (1568-1620). <i>Speculum orientalis occidentalisque Indiae navigationum.</i> Leiden: Nicolaus van Geelkercken, 1619. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> DRAKE, Francis, Sir. <i>Sir Francis Drake Revived. Who is or may be a Pattern to stirre up all Heroicke and active Spirits of these Times…</i> London, 1653 [i.e. 1652]. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers: The Adventure & Exploration Library of Steve Fossett. October 31, 2018</b>
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> SHACKLETON, Ernest Henry, Sir, Louis C. BERNACCHI, and Apsley George Benet CHERRY-GARRARD, editors. The South Polar Times. London, 1907-1914. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> ANSON, George. <i>A Voyage round the World, In the Years 1740...</i> 1744. London: John and Paul Knapton for the author, 1748. $8,000 to $12,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> HERRERA Y TORDESILLAS, Antonio de. <i>Description des Indes Occidentales, Qu'on appelle aujourdhuy Le Nouveau Monde...</i> Amsterdam: Michel Colin, 1622. $8,000 to $12,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers: The Adventure & Exploration Library of Steve Fossett. October 31, 2018</b>
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> NOORT, Olivier van. <i>Description du Penible Voyage fait entour de l'univers ou globe terrestre...</i> Amsterdam: Cornille Nicolas, 1610. $5,000 to $7,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> LEO AFRICANUS, Johannes. <i>A Geographical Historie of Africa, Written in Arabicke and Italian.</i> London: George Bishop, 1600. $4,000 to $6,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> SCHOUTEN, Willem Corneliszoon. <i>Journal ou Description du Merveilleux Voyage de Guillaume Schouten, Hollandois natif de Hoorn, fait es années 1615, 1616, & 1617.</i> 1619. $4,000 to $6,000
  • <center><b>William Bunch Auctions<br>October Fine Art and Prints<br>October 29, 2018</b>
    <b>William Bunch Auctions, Oct. 29:</b> Aegidius Sadeler (Flemish, 1570-1629), engraving on laid paper "Madonna and Child in a Landscape", after a drawing by Albrecht Durer. $800 to $1,200
    <b>William Bunch Auctions, Oct. 29:</b> Anders Zorn (Swedish, 1860-1920), drypoint etching on paper "On Hemso Island", 1917, pencil signed. $400 to $600
    <b>William Bunch Auctions, Oct. 29:</b> Joseph Pennell (American, 1860-1926), etching on paper "Setting Up Columns", pencil signed. $200 to $300
    <center><b>William Bunch Auctions<br>October Fine Art and Prints<br>October 29, 2018</b>
    <b>William Bunch Auctions, Oct. 29:</b> William Lee Hankey (British, 1869-1952), drypoint etching on paper "Affection", pencil signed. $200 to $300
    <b>William Bunch Auctions, Oct. 29:</b> William Walcot (English, 1874-1943), drypoint etching on paper "Lower Broadway, New York", 1924, pencil signed. $200 to $300
    <b>William Bunch Auctions, Oct. 29:</b> Auguste Brouet (French, 1872-1941), color etching "La Pirouette", pencil signed, ed 111/250. $400 to $600
    <center><b>William Bunch Auctions<br>October Fine Art and Prints<br>October 29, 2018</b>
    <b>William Bunch Auctions, Oct. 29:</b> Thomas Hart Benton (American, 1889-1975), lithograph on paper "The Boy", pencil signed. $2,000 to $3,000
    <b>William Bunch Auctions, Oct. 29:</b> John Stockton de Martelly (American, 1903-1979), lithograph on paper "Looking at the Sunshine", pencil signed, original AAA certificate. $400 to $600
    <b>William Bunch Auctions, Oct. 29:</b> Jacques Hnizdovsky (Ukrainian-American, 1915-1985), woodcut on paper "Moppet", pencil signed and dated 1965, ed 118/250. $400 to $600
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 8:</b> Kurt Vonnegut, archive of 12 letters, signed to his family, 6 illustrated, 1930s-40s. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 8:</b> Allen Ginsberg, 11 autograph manuscripts, including 10 drafts of poems & a page of notes, circa 1948. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 8:</b> Joan Miró, illustrated autograph note signed to MoMA Director of Exhibitions & Publications, 1959. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 8:</b> Carl Gustav Jung, typed letter signed to a colleague, 1948. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 8:</b> Gustav Mahler, ALS, arranging a meeting during his historic visit to New York, circa 1908. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 8:</b> Mark Twain, ALS, explaining the target of his new book, 1902. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 8:</b> Charles Dickens, ALS, accepting an invitation in the voice of a <i>Martin Chuzzlewit</i> character, 1843. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 8:</b> Jacob Lawrence, illustrated greeting card signed, 1960. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 8:</b> Robert E. Lee, ALS, to the colonel of the Kanawha Valley volunteers, boosting morale, 1861. $15,000 to $25,000

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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: Sale Results from <i>Exploration and Travel, Featuring Americana, Part I.</i> September 25, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25 results:</b> Shackleton, Ernest. <i>Aurora Australis.</i> Printed at the sign of 'The Penguins'; East Antarctica, 1908. Sold for $97,500
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25 results:</b> Shackleton, Ernest. <i>South Polar Times.</i> 1st edition, limited issue. from the library of Michael Barne. Sold for $25,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25 results:</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. Sold for $87,50
    <b>Bonhams: Sale Results from <i>Exploration and Travel, Featuring Americana, Part I.</i> September 25, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25 results:</b> <i>The Voice of the People.</i> Boston, 1754. Rare pamphlet on the Excise Tax. Nathaniel Sparhawk's copy. Sold for $8,750
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25 results:</b> Autograph Letter Signed ("S.L. Clemens"), offering extensive hard-earned advice on writing, 5 pp, 1881. Sold for $37,500
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25 results:</b> Lewis, Meriwether. Contemporary manuscript true copy of his final power of attorney, 1809. Sold for $7,500
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25 results:</b> <i>A New Method of Macarony Making, as Practiced at Boston in North America.</i> Mezzotint. London, 1774. Sold for $6,875
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25 results:</b> <i>Scientific Base Ball Pitching: A Treatise on the Pitcher, Pitching, Origin and Philosophy of the Curve.</i> Chicago, 1897. Sold for $3,750
  • <center><b> The Library of Pierre Bergé<br>Auction Pierre Bergé & Associés<br>in association with Sotheby’s<br>Paris-Hôtel Drout<br>December 14, 2018<br><br>New York Exhibition<br>Oct. 16 to Oct. 20</b>
    <b>The Library of Pierre Bergé, NY exhibition 10/16 to 10/20:</b> BARTHOLOMEUS ANGLICUS. <i>Le Proprietaire des choses.</i> Lyon, [circa 1484]. 150 000 / 200 000 €
    <b>The Library of Pierre Bergé, NY exhibition 10/16 to 10/20:</b> MONTAIGNE, Michel de. <i>Essais.</i> Bordeaux, 1580. 400 000 / 500 000 €
    <b>The Library of Pierre Bergé, NY exhibition 10/16 to 10/20:</b> PROUST, Marcel. <i>Du côté de chez Swann.</i> Paris, 1914 [1913]. 600 000 / 800 000 €
    <b>The Library of Pierre Bergé, NY exhibition 10/16 to 10/20:</b> MONSTRELET, Enguerrand de. <i>Le Premier [-Tiers] Volume des Cronicques.</i> Paris, circa 1503.<br>300 000 / 400 000 €