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RBH: 29 Auctions Archived, 26 upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 14 July 29 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 4 denominated in euros, 12 in British pounds, and 13 in US dollars. Sales totaled $25,118,729 as 11,667 lots were offered and 7,988 sold for a 68% success rate.

 

5 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

ChristiesValuable Books and Manuscripts on July 11th: $8,166,675 
SothebysEnglish Literature, History, Children's Books & Illustrations on July 9th: $5,488,097 
SothebysFine Books and Manuscripts Including Americana Online on June 28th: $2,648,100 
Forum AuctionsThe Rothamsted Collection, Day 1: Rarities from the Lawes Agricultural Library on July 10th: $1,815,660 
Forum AuctionsThe Rothamsted Collection, Day 2: Rarities from the Lawes Agricultural Library on July 11th: $1,085,040 

6 auctions saw total sales exceed 100% of the high estimates of all lots offered: 

Forum AuctionsThe Rothamsted Collection, Day 1: Rarities from the Lawes Agricultural Library on July 10th: 220.08% 
Forum AuctionsThe Rothamsted Collection, Day 2: Rarities from the Lawes Agricultural Library on July 11th: 208.71% 
TooveysPostcards, Cigarette Cards; Photographs, Autographs, Printed & Manuscript Ephemera on July 10th: 192.13% 
SothebysEnglish Literature, History, Children's Books & Illustrations on July 9th: 154.21% 
SothebysPrints and Multiples Online - bistart 3/17 on March 31st: 108.93% 
Chiswick AuctionsThe Library of Giancarlo Beltrame Part III and other Fine & Antiquarian Books on July 12th: 104.44% 


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

Forum AuctionsThe Rothamsted Collection, Day 2: Rarities from the Lawes Agricultural Library on July 11th: 100.00% 
Forum AuctionsThe Rothamsted Collection, Day 1: Rarities from the Lawes Agricultural Library on July 10th: 100.00% 
SothebysIn Motion: Photos by Eadweard Muybridge - Online bidstart 3/24 on April 10th: 100.00% 
SothebysCharity Sale - Prints on April 17th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 7/1 on July 8th: 99.64% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 7/3 on July 10th: 97.90% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 7/1 on July 8th: 97.56% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on July 7th: 95.00% 
SothebysPrints and Multiples Online - bistart 3/17 on March 31st: 92.31% 
Chiswick AuctionsThe Library of Giancarlo Beltrame Part III and other Fine & Antiquarian Books on July 12th: 89.78% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 6/10 on July 8th: 89.54% 
TooveysPostcards, Cigarette Cards; Photographs, Autographs, Printed & Manuscript Ephemera on July 10th: 89.13% 
AguttesPOSTAL HISTORY • WAR OF 1870-1871 on July 6th: 80.54% 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT LEAF FROM THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES on July 9th Actual price: USD $651,700.
  2. Christies The Plantin Polyglot Bible on July 11th Actual price: USD $645,150.
  3. Sothebys THE ORIGINAL MAP OF THE HUNDRED ACRE WOOD on July 9th Actual price: USD $571,900.
  4. Christies The Fall of Princes, in Middle English, from Laurent de Premierfait’s French version of Giovanni Boccaccio’s De casibus virorum illustrium, decorated manuscript on vellum on July 11th Actual price: USD $518,430.
  5. Sothebys CARTE NOUVELLE DE LA PARTIE DE L'OUEST DE LA LOUISIANNE'. on June 28th Actual price: USD $480,000.
  6. Christies Elementa geometriae. on July 11th Actual price: USD $375,870.
  7. Christies Opera, in Greek. on July 11th Actual price: USD $367,950.
  8. Sothebys AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT LEAF FROM THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES, on July 9th Actual price: USD $364,420.
  9. Christies Documents from the library of the pre-eminent Reformation theologian, scholar, and peer of Martin Luther, representing his most significant concerns and teachings. on July 11th Actual price: USD $328,350.
  10. Sothebys ON THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES BY MEANS OF NATURAL SELECTION. on July 9th Actual price: USD $282,625.
  11. Sothebys ...BY-AND-BY THEY CAME TO AN ENCHANTED PLACE ON THE VERY TOP OF THE FOREST… on July 9th Actual price: USD $266,000.
  12. Sothebys AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT LEAF FROM THE EXPRESSION OF THE EMOTIONS OF MAN AND ANIMALS, on July 9th Actual price: USD $266,000.
  13. Christies GENEALOGICAL CHRONICLE OF THE KINGS OF ENGLAND TO EDWARD IV, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on vellum on July 11th Actual price: USD $255,750.
  14. Sothebys FOR A LONG TIME THEY LOOKED AT THE RIVER BENEATH THEM... on July 9th Actual price: USD $232,750.
  15. Sothebys BORN TO RUN WORKING MANUSCRIPT, [LONG BRANCH, NEW JERSEY, 1974] on June 28th Actual price: USD $200,000.
  16. Sothebys AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT LEAF FROM THE EXPRESSION OF THE EMOTIONS IN MAN AND ANIMALS on July 9th Actual price: USD $182,875.
  17. Sothebys LE CAPITAL'. on June 28th Actual price: USD $150,000.
  18. Sothebys HISTORY OF THE EXPEDITION UNDER THE COMMAND OF CAPTAINS LEWIS AND CLARK, TO THE SOURCES OF THE MISSOURI, … on June 28th Actual price: USD $150,000.
  19. Sothebys PAIR OF ILLUSTRATIONS, COMPRISING: on July 9th Actual price: USD $149,625.
  20. Sothebys THE FAERIE QUEEN: THE SHEPHEARDS CALENDAR: TOGETHER WITH THE OTHER WORKS OF ENGLAND'S ARCH-POET. on July 9th Actual price: USD $141,313.
  21. Christies London. on July 11th Actual price: USD $140,250.
  22. Christies Theatrum orbis terrarum. – Parergon. – Nomenclator ptolemaicus. on July 11th Actual price: USD $140,250.
  23. Christies BREVIARY, in Glagolitic – Breviarium Romanum Glagoiticum. on July 11th Actual price: USD $128,700.
  24. Sothebys COLLECTION OF C.119 LETTERS BY HERSCHEL, BABBAGE, LYELL, AND OTHER PHILOSOPHERS, ASTRONOMERS, MATHEMATICIANS, AND GEOLOGISTS on July 9th Actual price: USD $124,688.
  25. Christies THE LANDAU HOURS, use of Paris, in Latin and French, illuminated manuscript on vellum on July 11th Actual price: USD $123,750.



29 total sales reported this week:

Forum Auctions. The Rothamsted Collection, Day 2: Rarities from the Lawes Agricultural Library on July 11th: 100.00%
Forum Auctions. The Rothamsted Collection, Day 1: Rarities from the Lawes Agricultural Library on July 10th: 100.00%
Chiswick Auctions. Autographs & Memorabilia on July 12th: 60.43%
Chiswick Auctions. The Library of Giancarlo Beltrame Part III and other Fine & Antiquarian Books on July 12th: 89.78%
PBA Galleries. Fine Literature and Fine Books on July 12th: 61.31%
Tooveys. Postcards, Cigarette Cards; Photographs, Autographs, Printed & Manuscript Ephemera on July 10th: 89.13%
Alaska Auction. Prints, Posters, Signs on July 11th: 55.32%
RR Auction. Fine Autographs & Artifacts featuring The Founding Fathers - Internet Bidstart 6/29 on July 11th: 52.01%
Christies. Valuable Books and Manuscripts on July 11th: 75.00%
Forum Auctions. Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper on July 12th: 72.00%
Grays Auctioneers. Fine Art Prints, Movie Posters on July 11th: 16.28%
Trafford Books. Books on July 11th: 78.89%
Freemans. Collector's Sale: Ocean Liner Memorabilia on July 10th: 68.63%
Sothebys. The Library of an English Bibliophile on July 10th: 78.54%
Sothebys. English Literature, History, Children's Books & Illustrations on July 9th: 67.40%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 7/3 on July 10th: 97.90%
Sothebys. In Motion: Photos by Eadweard Muybridge - Online bidstart 3/24 on April 10th: 100.00%
Sothebys. Prints and Multiples Online - bistart 3/17 on March 31st: 92.31%
Sothebys. Fine Books and Manuscripts Including Americana Online on June 28th: 67.90%
Sothebys. Charity Sale - Prints on April 17th: 100.00%
Mayfair Book Auctions. The first Mayfair Book Auctions sale, comprising architecture, natural history, travel, religion, hi on June 25th: 40.00%
OSENAT. 19th Century Spirit on July 8th: 66.67%
Michaans Auctions. Gallery Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs on July 7th: 71.43%
Aguttes. POSTAL HISTORY • WAR OF 1870-1871 on July 6th: 80.54%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 7/1 on July 8th: 97.56%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 7/1 on July 8th: 99.64%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 6/10 on July 8th: 89.54%
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. Books, Autographs and Prints on June 30th: 49.40%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on July 7th: 95.00%

 


For the week ahead 14 sales are scheduled:

Tue. Jul. 17th
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Sporting Art - Prints. 15 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 7/10. 491 lots

Wed. Jul. 18th
Bonhams. London. Entertainment Memorabilia. 299 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Prints. 207 lots

Thu. Jul. 19th
Copley Fine Art Auctions. Boston. Sporting Sale - Fine Art Prints. 43 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. The Marine Sale - Books and Prints. 67 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. 2018 July 19-20 Summer Sports Card Catalog Auction. 1409 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Marvels of Modern Music - Internet bidstart 7/12. 816 lots

Fri. Jul. 20th
Skinner. Boston. Early English Books: A Single Owner Sale. 198 lots

Sat. Jul. 21st
Leland Little Auctions. Hillsborough, NC. Mid-Summer Gallery Auction. 52 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Entertainment & Music Memorabilia. 553 lots

Sun. Jul. 22nd
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 7/15.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 7/15.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 6/24. 277 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

 

  • <b>Chiswick Auctions: Summer Books. August 22, 2018</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> Adams (Richard). <i>Watership Down,</i> FIRST EDITION, author inscription on front free end paper, folded map tipped in, original boards, dust-jacket. £800 to £1,200
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> Bowles (John). <i>Several Prospects of the Most…la Ville de Londres, avec des Remarques Historiques fort Succinctes, qui les Regardant,</i> 20 double page engraved plates only, of 23, 1724. £200 to £300
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> Auden (W.H.). <i>Our Hunting Fathers,</i> FIRST SEPARATE EDITION, 1 of 22 copies, COPY B OF 5 PRINTED ON NORMANDIE, original patterned wrappers, Cambridge, for Frederic Prokosch, 1935. £800 to £1200
    <b>Chiswick Auctions: Summer Books. August 22, 2018</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> Barrie (J. M.) & Attwell (Mabel Lucie, illustrator). <i>Peter Pan & Wendy,</i> FIRST EDITION, 12 chromolithograph plates, publisher's blue cloth, original printed dust jacket, [c.1920]; and 3 others (4). £200 to £300
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> Bartolozzi (Francesco). Genius Calling Forth the Fine Arts to Adorn Manufactures and Commerce; Agriculture (Husbandry Aided by Arts and Commerce), glazed and framed. £200 to £300
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> A collection of engraved caricatures, including Gillray ([James]) Tales of Wonder!, 1802; Rowlandson (Thomas) Sports, Smock Racing, 1811;Irish Jaunting Carr, 1814. £400 to £600
    <b>Chiswick Auctions: Summer Books. August 22, 2018</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> Bennett (Charles H, illustrator). <i>Æsop’s Fables,</i> 1875; Buchanan (Robert). <i>Ballad Stories of the Affections,</i> [1866]; Douce (Francis), The Dance of Death, 1833. £200 to £300
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> Chinese Illustrations. A group of 6 Cantonese rice paper illustrations, depicting scenes of torture with different instruments, gouache, c.340 x 220mm, original wrapper boards preserved, [c. 1800]. £200 to £300
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> Dulac (Edmund). <i>The Queen of Romania, The Dreamer of Dreams,</i> 5 coloured plates, [1915]; and others illustrated by Edmund Dulac. £300 to £400
    <b>Chiswick Auctions: Summer Books. August 22, 2018</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> Fronth (Per). Xingu Chronicles, the portfolio, comprising 30 plates, photogravues in colours, each signed, dated and titled in pencil, each numbered 10/35, on wove paper, 790 x 600 x 60mm, 1997. £300 to £400
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> Pasternak (Boris). <i>Doctor Zhivago,</i> FIRST ENGLISH EDITION, original red publisher’s cloth, pictorial dust jacket, 4to, Collins & Harvill Press, 1958. £200 to £300
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> 13 sepia photographs of visitors to the Thermes Nationaux d’Aix-les-Bains, c. 150 x 105mm, c.1890 (12). £300 to £400
  • <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>
  • <b>Bonhams: September 25, New York</b>
    <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, 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