• <b>Skinner: Early English Books<br>A Single Owner Sale. July 20, 2018</b>
    <b>Skinner, July 20:</b> Cranmer, Thomas (1489-1556). <i>Catechismus, That is to Say, a Shorte Instruction into Christian Religion...</i> London, 1548. First edition. $12,000 to $18,000
    <b>Skinner, July 20:</b> Donne, John (1572-1631). <i>Pseudo-Martyr.</i> London: Printed by W[illiam] Stansby for Walter Burre, 1610. First edition. $25,000 to $35,000
    <b>Skinner, July 20:</b> Fletcher, Giles (1549?-1611). <i>The Russe Common Wealth, or Maner of Gouernement by the Russe Emperour…</i> London, 1591. First edition. $15,000 to $25,000
    <b>Skinner, July 20:</b> Gabelkover, Oswald (1539-1616). <i>The Boock of Physicke.</i> Dordrecht: Isaack Caen, 1599. First edition. $12,000 to $15,000
    <b>Skinner: Early English Books<br>A Single Owner Sale. July 20, 2018</b>
    <b>Skinner, July 20:</b> Galileo, Galilei (1564-1642) trans. Thomas Salusbury (d. 1666). <i>Mathematical Collections and Translations the First Tome.</i> London, 1661. First edition of Galileo's works in English. $35,000 to $50,000
    <b>Skinner, July 20:</b> Higden, Ranulphus (d. 1364). <i>Polycronicon.</i> Translated by John Trevisa, with the 1357-1460 <i>Continuation</i> by William Caxton. Southwark, 1527. $15,000 to $25,000
    <b>Skinner, July 20:</b> Randolph, Bernard (b. 1643). <i>The Present State of the Morea, Called Anciently Peloponnesus…</i> London, 1689. [Bound with] <i>The Present State of the Islands of the Archipelago…</i> $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Skinner, July 20:</b> <i>The Great Herball Newly Corrected.</i> London, 1539. Folio, ESTC lists three U.S. copies; the last copy offered at auction was incomplete and sold in 1949. $25,000 to $35,000
  • <b>Doyle, online only: Angling Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake" Johnson. July 13-24, 2018</b>
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Zane Grey, Inscribed photograph album depicting Grey and party at Catalina, fishing, and in Arizona. $700 to $1,000
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Eric Taverner, Salmon Fishing...London: Seeley, Service & Co., 1931. $600 to $900
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> The Gentleman Angler. $300 to $500
    <b>Doyle, online only: Angling Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake" Johnson. July 13-24, 2018</b>
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Ken Robinson, Flyfishers' Progress. [London: The Flyfishers' Club, 2000. $200 to $300
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> G. H. Lacy, North Punjab Fishing Club Angler's Handbook. Calcutta: Newman & Co., 1890. $300 to $500
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> J. Harrington Keene, Fly-Fishing and Fly-Making for Trout, etc. New York, 1887. $200 to $300
    <b>Doyle, online only: Angling Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake" Johnson. July 13-24, 2018</b>
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Arthur Macrate, The History of The Tuna Club, Avalon, Santa Catalina Island, California, 1948. $400 to $600
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Joseph D. Bates Jr. Streamer Fly Tying and Fishing. Harrisburg, PA: The Stackpole Company, 1966. $800 to $1,200
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Paul Schmookler and Ingrid V. Sils. Rare and Unusual Fly Tying Materials: A Natural History. $300 to $500
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Herbert Hoover, Fishing For Fun - And To Wash Your Soul. New York: Random House, 1963. $400 to $600
  • <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>

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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>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>Potter & Potter Auctions: Fine Books & Manuscripts. July 28, 2018</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 372: Martin Luther King Jr. March for Freedom Now! Placard. Chicago, 1960. 28 x 22”. $3,000 to $6,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 567: Warhol, Andy. Tate Gallery Exhibition Booklet, Signed on the Cover by Warhol. Tate Gallery, 1971. $700 to $900
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 72: Mitchell, Margaret. <i>Gone With the Wind.</i> New York: The Macmillan Co., 1936. First edition, first issue. $4,000 to $5,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions: Fine Books & Manuscripts. July 28, 2018</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 468: Photo Archive Documenting the 1930s—50s Chicago Jazz and Night Club Scene. A significant collection. $2,000 to $4,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 143: Dr. Seuss. <i>Oh Say Can You Say.</i> 1979, First Edition, Signed. $200 to $300
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 285: [Maps] Thomas G. Bradford. <i>A Comprehensive Atlas, Geographical, Historical & Commercial.</i> Boston: William D. Ticknor, 1835. First Edition. $1,600 to $1,800
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions: Fine Books & Manuscripts. July 28, 2018</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 69: Herman Melville. <i>Moby Dick, or The Whale</i>. New York: Random House, 1930. First Kent Trade Edition. $400 to $600
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 295: John James Audoban. Group of 148 Lithographs from the Birds of America. Philadelphia: J.T. Bowen, ca. 1840s. $600 to $800
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 54: Langston Hughes. <i>One-Way Ticket.</i> New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1949. First edition. $300 to $500
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions: Fine Books & Manuscripts. July 28, 2018</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 7: Ray Bradbury. <i>The Martian Chronicles.</i> With a Wine Label Signed by Bradbury. Garden City: Doubleday, 1950. First edition $300 to $500
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 121. Frank L Baum. <i>The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.</i> Chicago: George M. Hill Co., 1899, 1900. First Edition. $4,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 369. [Declaration of Independence] Peter Force Engraving of the Declaration of Independence. One page; 29 x 26”. From the "American Archives" 1837-1853 series of books. $15,000 to $20,000