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Rare Book Hub: 20 Auctions Archived, another 30 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 7 July 2018 20 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 2 in Swiss francs, 8 in euros, 2 in British pounds, and 8 in US dollars.  Turnover was $7,939,650 as 7,127 lots were offered and 5,179 sold for a 73% success rate.  It’s July; trade wars are brewing, and the auction market for rare books, manuscripts, maps and ephemera is holding its own!

 

3 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

SothebysMedieval and Renaissance Manuscripts and Continental and Russian Books on July 3rd: $2,284,948 
Heritage AuctionsHKINF World Currency Signature Auction on June 29th: $1,329,924 
Koller AuctionsPrints and Multiples on June 30th: $1,071,814 


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

Bruun RasmussenPrints on July 3rd: 476.01% 
Goldberg Coins and CollectiblesCollectibles, Space Memorabilia on July 1st: 116.18% 
Koller AuctionsPrints and Multiples on June 30th: 112.52% 
OSENATHistorical Books on June 30th: 105.53% 
OSENATThe Empire, Historical Memories on July 1st: 100.49% 


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

Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 6/24 on July 1st: 99.50% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 6/26 on July 3rd: 99.30% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 6/24 on July 1st: 98.88% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on June 30th: 97.26% 
Cowans AuctionsHistoric Photography: Timed Auction - Internet bidstart 6/21 on July 2nd: 92.77% 
Heritage AuctionsHKINF World Currency Signature Auction on June 29th: 92.58% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 6/3 on July 1st: 89.00% 
Goldberg Coins and CollectiblesCollectibles, Space Memorabilia on July 1st: 87.52% 


Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys The Breviary of Marie (1344-1404), Duchess of Bar, Daughter of Bonne of Luxembourg and King John II (the Good) of France, Franciscan Use, in Latin with a few rubrics in French on July 3rd Actual price: USD $805,200.
  2. Sothebys John Chrysostom, Homilies on Matthew’s Gospel, in Greek on July 3rd Actual price: USD $330,000.
  3. Koller Auctions Dominique. 1988. on June 30th Actual price: USD $170,185.
  4. Sothebys Bible, with prologues and interpretations of Hebrew Names, in Latin on July 3rd Actual price: USD $107,250.
  5. Koller Auctions Femme au corsage à fleurs. 1958. on June 30th Actual price: USD $103,525.
  6. Gonnelli Casa DAste Voyage dans l'Amérique septentrionale, ou description des pays arrosés par le Mississipi, L'Ohio, le Missouri et autres rivières affluentes [...] Avec un atlas de 36 cartes, plans, vues et figures [...]. Tome premier (-second). on July 2nd Actual price: USD $95,063.
  7. Sothebys LIBER CHRONICARUM. on July 3rd Actual price: USD $85,800.
  8. Heritage Auctions China Central Bank of China 1 Yuan 1936 Pick 209. on June 29th Actual price: USD $84,000.
  9. OSENAT Unique et important portefeuille herbier aux grandes armes impériales probablement utilisé par l’Impératrice Joséphine à la Malmaison. on July 1st Actual price: USD $81,900.
  10. Sothebys Prayerbook with Sequences and Hymns, in Dutch with some Latin rubrics on July 3rd Actual price: USD $79,200.
  11. Sothebys Bible, with prologues and Interpretations of Hebrew Names, in Latin on July 3rd Actual price: USD $74,250.
  12. Sothebys Compilation of pastoral works by Guido de Monte Roquiero, Jean Gerson, and others, in Latin and French on July 3rd Actual price: USD $66,000.
  13. Koller Auctions From: Growing. 1988. on June 30th Actual price: USD $58,681.
  14. Koller Auctions Jacqueline de profil (Buste de femme au corsage blanc). 1958. on June 30th Actual price: USD $55,045.
  15. Koller Auctions Statue of Liberty. 1986. on June 30th Actual price: USD $53,833.
  16. Koller Auctions Françoise. 1946. on June 30th Actual price: USD $52,621.
  17. Koller Auctions Pop Shop I-IV. 1988. on June 30th Actual price: USD $51,409.
  18. Sothebys Book of Hours, Use of Rouen, in Latin and French on July 3rd Actual price: USD $49,500.
  19. Sothebys Book of Hours, Use of Rome, in Latin on July 3rd Actual price: USD $49,500.
  20. Heritage Auctions China Peoples Bank of China 10 Yuan 1953 Pick 870. on June 29th Actual price: USD $48,000.
  21. Heritage Auctions China Empire Yuan Dynasty 2 Kuan 1335-40 Pick UNL S/M#C167-1. on June 29th Actual price: USD $43,200.
  22. Sothebys CLEONIDES, HARMONICUM INTRODUCTORIUM [TRANSLATED BY GEORGIUS VALLA]; VITRUVIUS, DE ARCHITECTURA; ANGELUS POLITIANUS, PANEPISTEMON; LAMIA (PRAELECTIO IN PRIORA ARISTOTELIS ANALYTICA); FRONTINUS, DE AQUAEDUCTIBUS. on July 3rd Actual price: USD $42,900.
  23. Sothebys Book of Hours, Use of Utrecht, in Dutch with some Latin rubrics on July 3rd Actual price: USD $42,900.
  24. Sothebys SINGLE LEAF FROM A BLOCK BOOK [SCHREIBER'S EDITION III]. on July 3rd Actual price: USD $41,250.
  25. Bonhams The Plough on July 4th Actual price: USD $39,600.



20 total sales reported this week:

Goldberg Coins and Collectibles. Collectibles, Space Memorabilia on July 1st: 87.52%
Cowans Auctions. Historic Photography: Timed Auction - Internet bidstart 6/21 on July 2nd: 92.77%
Koller Auctions. Photography on June 28th: 46.39%
Koller Auctions. Prints and Multiples on June 30th: 77.60%
OSENAT. Historical Books on June 30th: 64.79%
Bonhams. Prints and Multiples on July 4th: 60.00%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on July 3rd: 67.78%
OSENAT. The Empire, Historical Memories on July 1st: 45.45%
Sothebys. Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts and Continental and Russian Books on July 3rd: 55.32%
Aste Bolaffi. Maritime on July 4th: 37.50%
Gonnelli Casa DAste. Books and Graphics - Day 3 on July 4th: 46.30%
Gonnelli Casa DAste. Books and Graphics - Day 2 on July 3rd: 58.38%
Gonnelli Casa DAste. Books and Graphics on July 2nd: 69.82%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 6/26 on July 3rd: 99.30%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 6/24 on July 1st: 98.88%
Soler Y Llach. Books, Maps and Manuscripts on June 28th: 35.94%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on June 30th: 97.26%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 6/24 on July 1st: 99.50%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 6/3 on July 1st: 89.00%
Heritage Auctions. HKINF World Currency Signature Auction on June 29th: 92.58%

 

 

For the week ahead 30 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jul. 9th
Sothebys. London. English Literature, History, Children's Books & Illustrations. 319 lots
Moreshet Auctions. Jerusalem. Books and Manuscripts. 238 lots

Tue. Jul. 10th
Tooveys. West Sussex. Postcards, Cigarette Cards; Photographs, Autographs, Printed & Manuscript Ephemera. 138 lots
Forum Auctions. London. The Rothamsted Collection, Day 1: Rarities from the Lawes Agricultural Library. 258 lots
Sothebys. London. The Library of an English Bibliophile. 247 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 7/3. 381 lots
Freemans. Philadelphia. Collector's Sale: Ocean Liner Memorabilia. 51 lots
Kedem Auction. Jerusalem . Judaica: Books, Manuscripts, Letters, Objects. 452 lots

Wed. Jul. 11th
Christies. London - King Street. Valuable Books and Manuscripts. 392 lots
Forum Auctions. London. The Rothamsted Collection, Day 2: Rarities from the Lawes Agricultural Library. 557 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autographs & Artifacts featuring The Founding Fathers - Internet Bidstart 6/29. 1071 lots
Trafford Books. Manchester. Books. 199 lots
Grays Auctioneers. Cleveland, . Fine Art Prints, Movie Posters. 129 lots
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Prints, Posters, Signs. 94 lots

Thu. Jul. 12th
Brunk Auctions. Asheville, NC . Premier Catalogue Auction - Prints, Books. 47 lots
Chiswick Auctions. London. Autographs & Memorabilia. 235 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Literature and Fine Books. 703 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. 225 lots
Chiswick Auctions. London. The Library of Giancarlo Beltrame Part III and other Fine & Antiquarian Books. 362 lots

Fri. Jul. 13th
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Lancaster. Books. 465 lots
Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH. Berlin-Schoneberg. Rare Books, Decorative Prints, Historical Photographs. 1152 lots
Bonhams. Chichester. Automobilia - Books and Prints. 32 lots

Sat. Jul. 14th
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Summer Estates Auction. 25 lots
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Art - Prints. 148 lots
Case Antiques, Inc.. Knoxville. Historic Summer Fine Art and Antiques Auction. 123 lots

Sun. Jul. 15th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 6/174. 174 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 7/8.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 7/8.
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Fine Art, Jewelry, Asian Auction - Prints, Books. 49 lots
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Summer Estates Auction - Books, Prints. 41 lots

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.