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Rare Book Hub: 32 Auctions Archived, another 34 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday, 23 June 2018, 32 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 9 denominated in euros, 5 in British pounds, and 18 in US dollars.  Turnover was $21,131,191 as 11,107 lots were offered and 9,056 sold for an 82% success rate.  It was another strong week.

 

3 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 


AguttesAguttes Neuilly 2 • ORIGIN (S) • WRITING IN THE MIDDLE AGES AND RENAISSANCE on June 17th: $11,614,137 
BonhamsFine Books and Manuscripts on June 20th: $1,733,833 
Heritage AuctionsAnimation Art on June 17th: $1,416,432 



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

Leland Little AuctionsA Single-Owner Collection of Cypriot History & Culture on June 15th: 1235.19% 
AguttesAguttes Neuilly 2 • ORIGIN (S) • WRITING IN THE MIDDLE AGES AND RENAISSANCE on June 17th: 145.05% 
Keys Fine Arts AuctioneersBooks, Maps, Prints and Ephemera on June 15th: 144.82% 
OSENAT20th Century Spirit on May 26th: 142.27% 
Potter and Potter AuctionsThe Magic Collection of David Baldwin, Part II on June 16th: 106.44% 
BonhamsFine Books and Manuscripts on June 20th: 104.70% 
Christian Hesse AuktionenSpring Auction - Books, Autographs, Prints on May 26th: 104.10% 
Bruun RasmussenBooks and Manuscripts on June 19th: 101.21% 


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

Leland Little AuctionsImportant Summer Auction on June 16th: 100.00% 
Leland Little AuctionsA Single-Owner Collection of Cypriot History & Culture on June 15th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 6/10 on June 17th: 99.48% 
Heritage AuctionsAnimation Art on June 17th: 99.30% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 6/10 on June 17th: 96.42% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 6/12 on June 19th: 95.28% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on June 16th: 95.00% 
Potter and Potter AuctionsGambling Memorabilia - Books, Cards, Ephemera on May 19th: 94.30% 
Potter and Potter AuctionsThe Magic Collection of David Baldwin, Part II on June 16th: 92.43% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 5/20 on June 17th: 91.95% 
Swann GalleriesRevolutionary & Presidential Americana from the Collection of William Wheeler III on June 21st: 89.96% 
Bruun RasmussenBooks and Manuscripts on June 19th: 89.71% 
BonhamsFine Books and Manuscripts on June 20th: 87.50% 
Potter and Potter AuctionsSpring Magic Auction - Books, Posters, Prints, Letters, Photos on April 28th: 85.90% 
OSENAT20th Century Spirit on May 26th: 85.71% 
AguttesAguttes Neuilly 2 • ORIGIN (S) • WRITING IN THE MIDDLE AGES AND RENAISSANCE on June 17th: 84.44% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents on June 20th: 83.56% 
Keys Fine Arts AuctioneersBooks, Maps, Prints and Ephemera on June 15th: 81.70% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on June 19th: 81.44% 
Clars Auction GalleryJune 17th Fine Art - Prints on June 17th: 80.56% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Aguttes HEURES PETAU LIVRE D'HEURES À L'USAGE DE ROME on June 17th Actual price: USD $4,976,400.
  2. Aguttes GRANDES HEURES DE GALEAZZO MARIA SFORZA LIVRE D'HEURES, À L'USAGE DE ROME on June 17th Actual price: USD $2,563,600.
  3. Aguttes CANZONIERE; TRIOMPHES;LEONARDO BRUNI, VITA PETRARCAE; PETRARQUE, NOTES SUR LAURE on June 17th Actual price: USD $693,680.
  4. Aguttes EPISTRES D'OVIDE (TRADUCTION DE CINQ DES HÉROIDES D'OVIDE) [SUIVI DE] TROIS POÈMES (L'EPITAFFE DE FEUE MADAME DE BALSAC on June 17th Actual price: USD $678,600.
  5. Aguttes LIVRE D'HEURES (À L'USAGE DE PARIS) on June 17th Actual price: USD $377,000.
  6. Aguttes ATLAS NAUTIQUE DE LA MÉDITERRANÉE COMPORTANT 10 CARTES MARINES on June 17th Actual price: USD $301,600.
  7. Artcurial Correspondance illustrée à une jeune femme : manuscrit autographe signé et aquarelles originales. on June 16th Actual price: USD $278,980.
  8. Aguttes CATHOLICON MAYENCE, COMPOSÉ PAR JOHANNES GUTENBERG, on June 17th Actual price: USD $241,882.
  9. Aguttes PARZIVAL [STRASBOURG], [JOHANN MENTELIN], 1477ET ESCHENBACH (WOLFRAM VON) (PSEUDO-) [ALBRECHT VON SCHARFENBERG]TITUREL on June 17th Actual price: USD $219,893.
  10. Christian Hesse Auktionen Eigenhändiges Manuskript »Skizze zur Einleitung für Richard und Samuel«. [Prag, 14. XI.1911]. Ein gefalztes Doppelblatt und ein Einzelblatt, beide beidseitig beschrieben, zusammen sechs Seiten. on May 26th Actual price: USD $208,800.
  11. Aguttes DECAMERONE [SUIVI DE] HIERONYMUS SQARZAFICUS: VITA DI BOCCACCIO (EN ITALIEN) on June 17th Actual price: USD $197,903.
  12. Aguttes LE RECUEIL DES HYSTOIRES TROYENNES on June 17th Actual price: USD $175,914.
  13. Aguttes Le premier [-second] volume de Vincent Miroir hystorial [suivi de] Le troisiesme [-quatriesme... -cinquiesme] volume de vincent miroir hystorial.Paris, Nicolas Couteau pour Jean Petit, Galliot du Pré, Gilles de Gourmont, 16 mars 1531. on June 17th Actual price: USD $161,255.
  14. Bonhams The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life on June 20th Actual price: USD $138,600.
  15. Aguttes CHARTE IMPÉRIALE DE L'ABBAYE DE CORBIE En latin, manuscrit sur parchemin, on June 17th Actual price: USD $120,640.
  16. Aguttes GENEALOGIAE DEORUM GENTILIUM [DE LA GÉNÉALOGIE DES DIEUX]VENISE, VINDELINUS DE SPIRA, 1472 on June 17th Actual price: USD $109,946.
  17. Bonhams 23 photographs, chiefly of India on June 20th Actual price: USD $92,400.
  18. Aguttes DE CLARIS MULIERIBUS [DES FEMMES CÉLÈBRES] ED. ALBERTUS DE PLACENTIA ET AUGUSTINUS DE CASALI MAIORI on June 17th Actual price: USD $92,355.
  19. Bonhams A Map of the British Empire in America, with the French and Spanish Settlements Adjacent Thereto on June 20th Actual price: USD $90,750.
  20. Aguttes Lettre signée «Jehan», Windsor 26 novembre, à son fils on June 17th Actual price: USD $88,972.
  21. Aguttes Essais de Messire Michel Seigneur de Montaigne, Chevalier de l'Ordre du Roy, & Gentil-homme ordinaire de sa Chambre, Maire & Gouverneur de Bourdeaus. on June 17th Actual price: USD $83,559.
  22. Aguttes HYPNEROTOMACHIA POLIPHILI, UBI HUMANA OMNIA NON NISI SOMNIUM ESSE DOCET, ATQUE OBITER PLURIMA SCITU SANE QUAM DIGNA COMMEMORAT.VENISE, ALDE MANUCE, DÉCEMBRE 1499 on June 17th Actual price: USD $80,627.
  23. Bonhams Harry Potter & the Philosopher's Stone on June 20th Actual price: USD $74,250.
  24. Aguttes LIVRE D'HEURES (À L'USAGE DE PARIS) on June 17th Actual price: USD $70,876.
  25. Winner's Auctions Ltd Very Large Manuscript. Halachic Decisions Organized per the Arba Turim and Other Works. 16th Century Italy on June 19th Actual price: USD $70,760.



32 total sales reported this week:

Swann Galleries. Revolutionary & Presidential Americana from the Collection of William Wheeler III on June 21st: 89.96%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Printed Books, Maps and Documents on June 20th: 83.56%
Lyon and Turnbull. Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Photography on June 19th: 73.50%
Aguttes. Aguttes Neuilly 2 • ORIGIN (S) • WRITING IN THE MIDDLE AGES AND RENAISSANCE on June 17th: 84.44%
OSENAT. Automobilia on June 17th: 64.81%
Clars Auction Gallery. June 17th Fine Art - Prints on June 17th: 80.56%
Bonhams. Fine Books and Manuscripts on June 20th: 87.50%
Potter and Potter Auctions. Gambling Memorabilia - Books, Cards, Ephemera on May 19th: 94.30%
Potter and Potter Auctions. The Magic Collection of David Baldwin, Part II on June 16th: 92.43%
Artcurial. Aristophil Collections: Postal History - Heros of Aviation on June 16th: 18.42%
Leland Little Auctions. Important Summer Auction on June 16th: 100.00%
Leland Little Auctions. A Single-Owner Collection of Cypriot History & Culture on June 15th: 100.00%
Kestenbaum and Company. Judaica - Books, Manuscripts, Letters on June 14th: 54.11%
Bruun Rasmussen. Books and Manuscripts on June 19th: 89.71%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on June 19th: 81.44%
Chiswick Auctions. Modern First Editions, Illustrated Books & Limited Editions on May 30th: 76.11%
Winner's Auctions Ltd. Letters by A. Einstein and Other Illustrious Personalities on June 19th: 69.30%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 6/12 on June 19th: 95.28%
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 4/19 on April 26th: 52.22%
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 6/7 PREVIEW on June 14th: 39.64%
Aste Bolaffi. Rare Books and Autographs on June 14th: 74.64%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 5/20 on June 17th: 91.95%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 6/10 on June 17th: 96.42%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on June 16th: 95.00%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Books, Maps, Prints and Ephemera on June 15th: 81.70%
Pierre Berge and Associes. Modern and Contemporary Art - Prints and Photographs on June 14th: 36.36%
Christian Hesse Auktionen. Spring Auction - Books, Autographs, Prints on May 26th: 69.63%
OSENAT. 20th Century Spirit on May 26th: 85.71%
Potter and Potter Auctions. Spring Magic Auction - Books, Posters, Prints, Letters, Photos on April 28th: 85.90%
Clars Auction Gallery. Art - PrintsJune 16th Fine Art, Furniture, Asian Art, Jewelry Auction - Prints, Photos, Books on June 16th: 73.60%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 6/10 on June 17th: 99.48%
Heritage Auctions. Animation Art on June 17th: 99.30%

 

For the week ahead 34 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jun. 25th
Winter Associates. Plainville, CT . Americana, Nautical, ... Prints and Books. 24 lots
Mayfair Book Auctions. Mayfair, London. The first Mayfair Book Auctions sale, comprising architecture, natural history, travel, religion, hi. 70 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Treasures from Pacific Shores: Numismatics, Mining, & Americana - Day 4. 637 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 75 lots

Tue. Jun. 26th
Bonhams. London. Prints and Multiples. 164 lots
ALDE. Paris. Autographs, Letters and Manuscripts. 248 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Editions and Works on Paper. 249 lots
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Chadds Ford, PA . Summer Quarterly Auction - Prints. 45 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Treasures from Pacific Shores: Numismatics, Mining, & Americana - Day 5. 555 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 6/19. 434 lots

Wed. Jun. 27th
Dorotheum . Vienna. Books and Decorative Prints. 496 lots
Heritage Auctions. Hong Kong. HKINF World Currency Signature Auction. 728 lots
Thomson Roddick Auctioneers & Valuers. Carlisle. Antiquarian and Collectable Books. 268 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Artsy: Modern Icons. 26 lots
Morton Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Auction of Ancient and Contemporary Books from the Collection of a Bibliophile.

Thu. Jun. 28th
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper.
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Art & Illustration, with Asian & Asian-American Material. 364 lots
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Photography.
PosterConnection Inc.. Clayton. Affordable Posters. 329 lots
Soler Y Llach. Barcelona. Books, Maps and Manuscripts. 985 lots
Robert Siegel Galleries. New York. LIVE INTERNET BIDDING AT STAMP AUCTION NETWORK The Kilbourne Collection of CSA Stamps and Postal Hi. 367 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. The Significant Letter Collection of Victor Niederhoffer - Internet bidstart 6/22. 132 lots
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Books, Prints, Photographs.

Fri. Jun. 29th
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. Exhibition Posters.

Sat. Jun. 30th
OSENAT. FONTAINEBLEAU. Historical Books. 71 lots
Vermot de Pas. Paris. Comic Strips, Original Plates and Japanese Animation. 982 lots
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Prints and Multiples.
Goldberg Coins and Collectibles. LOS ANGELES. Collectibles, Space Memorabilia. 665 lots
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. 75172 Pforzheim. Rare Books. 4290 lots
North American Auction Company. Bozeman. Montana Saddlery, Western, Bear Trap & Antique Auction. 69 lots

Sun. Jul. 1st
OSENAT. FONTAINEBLEAU. The Empire, Historical Memories. 55 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 6/3. 200 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 6/24.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 6/24.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>Leland Little: Important Fall Auction. September 22, 2018</b>
    <b>Leland Little, Sep. 22:</b> Published Half Plate Ambrotype of a North Carolina Confederate Officer. $2,000 to $4,000
    <b>Leland Little, Sep. 22:</b> Two 19th Century Books Pertaining to Canada's Red River Settlement. $400 to $800
    <b>Leland Little, Sep. 22:</b> Two Books With Fore-Edge Paintings of British Architectual Landmarks. $400 to $600
    <b>Leland Little: Important Fall Auction. September 22, 2018</b>
    <b>Leland Little, Sep. 22:</b> Andy Warhol (American, 1928-1987), "Torte a la Dobosch" from <i>Wild Raspberries</i>. $1,000 to $3,000
    <b>Leland Little, Sep. 22:</b> Keith Haring (American, 1958-1990), <i>Pop Shop II,</i> One Plate screenprint in colors, on wove paper, 1998. $8,000 to $12,000
    <b>Leland Little, Sep. 22:</b> Thomas Rowlandson (British, 1756-1827), Twenty-Two Prints from the <i>Tours of Dr. Syntax</i>. $500 to $1,000
  • <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>
  • <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.