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Rare Book Hub: 31 Auctions Archived, another 15 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 30 June 2018, 31 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 11 denominated in euros, 4 in British pounds, 1 in Mexican pesos, and 15 in US dollars.  Turnover was $12,184,813 as 9,914 lots were offered and 7,102 lots sold for a 72% success rate.

 

The doldrums are upon us.

 

 3 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 


Aguttes4 * Free Arts * Works and Correspondence on June 18th: $2,658,971 
BonhamsPrints and Multiples on June 26th: $1,658,085 
Forum AuctionsEditions and Works on Paper on June 26th: $1,450,235 

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

Dorotheum Books and Decorative Prints on June 27th: 140.51% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsCHILDREN'S & ILLUSTRATED BOOKS, MODERN FIRST EDITIONS, PRIVATE PRESS, TOYS & GAMES, ORIGINAL ILLUSTR on June 21st: 136.99% 
Aguttes4 * Free Arts * Works and Correspondence on June 18th: 109.28% 
ALDEAutographs, Letters and Manuscripts on June 26th: 100.27% 


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

Forum Auctions in ItalyNO RESERVE Online Sale: General Antiquarian Books & 20th Century First editions and Works on Paper on June 26th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 6/17 on June 24th: 98.86% 
William H. Bunch Auctions and AppraisalsSummer Quarterly Auction - Prints on June 26th: 97.78% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 6/19 on June 26th: 97.47% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 6/17 on June 24th: 96.46% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 5/27 on June 24th: 95.96% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on June 23rd: 95.06% 
North American Auction CompanyMontana’s Best Early Western & Antique Auction on June 2nd: 91.45% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsCHILDREN'S & ILLUSTRATED BOOKS, MODERN FIRST EDITIONS, PRIVATE PRESS, TOYS & GAMES, ORIGINAL ILLUSTR on June 21st: 90.98% 
Cowans AuctionsAmerican History: Live Salesroom Auction on June 22nd: 84.86% 
Dorotheum Books and Decorative Prints on June 27th: 83.27% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on June 26th: 80.00% 


31 total sales reported this week: 

PBA GalleriesArt & Illustration, with Asian & Asian-American Material on June 28th: 50.55% 
RR AuctionThe Significant Letter Collection of Victor Niederhoffer - Internet bidstart 6/22 on June 28th: 62.88% 
Nosbüsch & StuckeRare Books - Day 2 on June 23rd: 62.16% 
Nosbüsch & StuckeRare Books on June 22nd: 49.43% 
Dorotheum Books and Decorative Prints on June 27th: 83.27% 
North American Auction CompanyMontana’s Best Early Western & Antique Auction on June 2nd: 91.45% 
Forum AuctionsArtsy: Modern Icons on June 27th: 38.46% 
Morton SubastasAuction of Ancient and Contemporary Books from the Collection of a Bibliophile on June 27th: 53.28% 
William H. Bunch Auctions and AppraisalsSummer Quarterly Auction - Prints on June 26th: 97.78% 
Forum Auctions in ItalyNO RESERVE Online Sale: General Antiquarian Books & 20th Century First editions and Works on Paper on June 26th: 100.00% 
ALDEAutographs, Letters and Manuscripts on June 26th: 50.40% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 6/19 on June 26th: 97.47% 
Forum AuctionsEditions and Works on Paper on June 26th: 60.24% 
Cowans AuctionsAmerican History: Live Salesroom Auction on June 22nd: 84.86% 
BonhamsPrints and Multiples on June 26th: 68.29% 
University ArchivesFabulous Autographs, Rare Books and Relics on June 20th: 75.19% 
Winter AssociatesAmericana, Nautical, ... Prints and Books on June 25th: 70.83% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on June 26th: 80.00% 
Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbHModern Contemporary Art, Modern Photography on June 22nd: 44.08% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 5/27 on June 24th: 95.96% 
Galerie BassengePhotography on June 6th: 57.63% 
SkinnerFine Books and Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 5/31 on June 8th: 63.05% 
RR AuctionSports - Internet Bidstart 6/14 on June 21st: 62.84% 
EldredsFine and Decorative Arts - Prints, Books, etc. on June 22nd: 65.63% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsCHILDREN'S & ILLUSTRATED BOOKS, MODERN FIRST EDITIONS, PRIVATE PRESS, TOYS & GAMES, ORIGINAL ILLUSTR on June 21st: 90.98% 
Aguttes8 • MUSIC • FROM LULLY TO STRAVINSKY BY AGUTTES on June 20th: 68.18% 
Aguttes6 • LITERATURE • WRITERS & POETS OF XIX TH -XX TH BY AGUTTES on June 19th: 45.69% 
Aguttes4 * Free Arts * Works and Correspondence on June 18th: 56.97% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 6/17 on June 24th: 98.86% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 6/17 on June 24th: 96.46% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on June 23rd: 95.06% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Aguttes L.A.S. illustrée de on June 18th Actual price: USD $618,280.
  2. Aguttes L.A.S. «Vincent», Arles 22 janvier 1889, à Arnold KONING on June 18th Actual price: USD $392,080.
  3. Aguttes Jazz, Paris, Tériade, 1947 154 pages on June 18th Actual price: USD $337,169.
  4. Nosbüsch & Stucke Ungemein wichtiger Teilnachlass mit einer umfangreichen Sammlung von Vorlesungsmitschriften, Exzerpten, Vorarbeiten zu ihrer Dissertation und Briefen sowie ein Ordner mit 17 meist handschriftlichen Briefen auf 55 Seiten an ihre Schulfreundin Ingeborg Frey on June 23rd Actual price: USD $191,516.
  5. Aguttes Chronique des Temps héroïques on June 18th Actual price: USD $150,800.
  6. Aguttes L.A.S. avec AQUARELLE originale, Bellevue 1880, à une dame on June 18th Actual price: USD $143,260.
  7. Bonhams Balloon Girl on June 26th Actual price: USD $115,500.
  8. Skinner Signed Carte-de-visite. on June 8th Actual price: USD $110,700.
  9. Aguttes Têtes de deux jeunes femmes de profil on June 18th Actual price: USD $90,480.
  10. Bonhams Pichet à glace on June 26th Actual price: USD $79,200.
  11. Forum Auctions Who Cares Wins on June 26th Actual price: USD $62,700.
  12. Bonhams Men in the Cities on June 26th Actual price: USD $57,750.
  13. Forum Auctions Barcode on June 26th Actual price: USD $57,750.
  14. Bonhams Jose Delgado, La Tauromaquia, Ediciones de la Cometa, Barcelona, 1959 on June 26th Actual price: USD $52,800.
  15. Forum Auctions Nola (White Rain) on June 26th Actual price: USD $52,800.
  16. Forum Auctions Twenty Minutes on June 26th Actual price: USD $52,800.
  17. Forum Auctions Girl with Balloon on June 26th Actual price: USD $49,500.
  18. Skinner Norman's Chart of the Lower Mississippi River. on June 8th Actual price: USD $49,200.
  19. Bonhams Mickey (small) on June 26th Actual price: USD $46,200.
  20. Galerie Bassenge Views of buildings illuminated for 'Berlin im L... on June 6th Actual price: USD $43,173.
  21. Bonhams Rainbow Rhythm on June 26th Actual price: USD $39,600.
  22. Forum Auctions Six Piccadillies (Dobke 117-123) on June 26th Actual price: USD $39,600.
  23. Aguttes Portrait d'Iris CLERT on June 18th Actual price: USD $39,208.
  24. Aguttes À toute épreuve, Paris, ÉditionsSurréalistes, 1930 on June 19th Actual price: USD $38,115.
  25. Bonhams No Ball Games (Green) on June 26th Actual price: USD $37,950.

 

For the week ahead 15 auctions are scheduled


Mon. Jul. 2nd
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. Historic Photography: Timed Auction - Internet bidstart 6/21. 235 lots
Gonnelli Casa DAste. Firenze. Books and Graphics. 454 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 90 lots

Tue. Jul. 3rd
Sothebys. London. Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts and Continental and Russian Books. 188 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 6/26. 287 lots
Gonnelli Casa DAste. Firenze. Books and Graphics - Day 2. 495 lots

Wed. Jul. 4th
Bonhams. London. Prints and Multiples. 280 lots
Aste Bolaffi. Milan. Maritime. 80 lots
Gonnelli Casa DAste. Firenze. Books and Graphics - Day 3. 460 lots

Fri. Jul. 6th
Aguttes. Neuilly-sur-Seine . POSTAL HISTORY • WAR OF 1870-1871. 185 lots

Sat. Jul. 7th
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . Gallery Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs.

Sun. Jul. 8th
OSENAT. FONTAINEBLEAU. 19th Century Spirit.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 6/10. 153 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 7/1.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 7/1.

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.