• <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 8:</b> Kurt Vonnegut, archive of 12 letters, signed to his family, 6 illustrated, 1930s-40s. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 8:</b> Allen Ginsberg, 11 autograph manuscripts, including 10 drafts of poems & a page of notes, circa 1948. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 8:</b> Joan Miró, illustrated autograph note signed to MoMA Director of Exhibitions & Publications, 1959. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 8:</b> Carl Gustav Jung, typed letter signed to a colleague, 1948. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 8:</b> Gustav Mahler, ALS, arranging a meeting during his historic visit to New York, circa 1908. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 8:</b> Mark Twain, ALS, explaining the target of his new book, 1902. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 8:</b> Charles Dickens, ALS, accepting an invitation in the voice of a <i>Martin Chuzzlewit</i> character, 1843. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 8:</b> Jacob Lawrence, illustrated greeting card signed, 1960. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 8:</b> Robert E. Lee, ALS, to the colonel of the Kanawha Valley volunteers, boosting morale, 1861. $15,000 to $25,000
  • <b>Bonhams: Sale Results from <i>Exploration and Travel, Featuring Americana, Part I.</i> September 25, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25 results:</b> Shackleton, Ernest. <i>Aurora Australis.</i> Printed at the sign of 'The Penguins'; East Antarctica, 1908. Sold for $97,500
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25 results:</b> Shackleton, Ernest. <i>South Polar Times.</i> 1st edition, limited issue. from the library of Michael Barne. Sold for $25,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25 results:</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. Sold for $87,50
    <b>Bonhams: Sale Results from <i>Exploration and Travel, Featuring Americana, Part I.</i> September 25, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25 results:</b> <i>The Voice of the People.</i> Boston, 1754. Rare pamphlet on the Excise Tax. Nathaniel Sparhawk's copy. Sold for $8,750
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25 results:</b> Autograph Letter Signed ("S.L. Clemens"), offering extensive hard-earned advice on writing, 5 pp, 1881. Sold for $37,500
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25 results:</b> Lewis, Meriwether. Contemporary manuscript true copy of his final power of attorney, 1809. Sold for $7,500
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25 results:</b> <i>A New Method of Macarony Making, as Practiced at Boston in North America.</i> Mezzotint. London, 1774. Sold for $6,875
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25 results:</b> <i>Scientific Base Ball Pitching: A Treatise on the Pitcher, Pitching, Origin and Philosophy of the Curve.</i> Chicago, 1897. Sold for $3,750
  • <center><b> The Library of Pierre Bergé<br>Auction Pierre Bergé & Associés<br>in association with Sotheby’s<br>Paris-Hôtel Drout<br>December 14, 2018<br><br>New York Exhibition<br>Oct. 16 to Oct. 20</b>
    <b>The Library of Pierre Bergé, NY exhibition 10/16 to 10/20:</b> BARTHOLOMEUS ANGLICUS. <i>Le Proprietaire des choses.</i> Lyon, [circa 1484]. 150 000 / 200 000 €
    <b>The Library of Pierre Bergé, NY exhibition 10/16 to 10/20:</b> MONTAIGNE, Michel de. <i>Essais.</i> Bordeaux, 1580. 400 000 / 500 000 €
    <b>The Library of Pierre Bergé, NY exhibition 10/16 to 10/20:</b> PROUST, Marcel. <i>Du côté de chez Swann.</i> Paris, 1914 [1913]. 600 000 / 800 000 €
    <b>The Library of Pierre Bergé, NY exhibition 10/16 to 10/20:</b> MONSTRELET, Enguerrand de. <i>Le Premier [-Tiers] Volume des Cronicques.</i> Paris, circa 1503.<br>300 000 / 400 000 €
  • <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>

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RBH: 40 Auctions archived, 16 fresh this week

For the week ended Saturday 21 July, 2018 40 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 14 denominated in euros, 5 in British pounds, and 21 in US dollars.  Total sales were $10,142,269 as 15,589 lots were offered and 10,910 sold for a 70% success rate.  Auction activity remains high. 

 

2 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 


AderMusic - The Aristophil Collection on June 20th: $4,346,109 
Drouot EstimationsAristophil 5 • Literature • Writers and Poets of the 19th and 20th Centuries on June 19th: $1,025,658 



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

Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrints on July 18th: 120.78% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on July 19th: 107.01% 
Brunk AuctionsPremier Catalogue Auction - Prints, Books on July 14th: 104.11% 


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

Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 7/8 on July 15th: 99.16% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 7/10 on July 17th: 98.17% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 7/8 on July 15th: 97.56% 
Brunk AuctionsPremier Catalogue Auction - Prints, Books on July 14th: 95.74% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 6/174 on July 15th: 94.83% 
Lancaster Mennonite Historical SocietyBooks on July 13th: 92.47% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on July 14th: 91.38% 
Kedem AuctionJudaica: Books, Manuscripts, Letters, Objects on July 10th: 87.83% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on July 19th: 86.00% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrints on July 18th: 80.68% 
Neal Auction CompanySummer Estates Auction on July 14th: 80.00% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Ader MANUSCRIT MUSICAL autographe, Skizzen zu Faust [WoO3], [1844-1853]  on June 20th Actual price: USD $754,000.
  2. Ader ALBUM MUSICAL, Musikalisches Album d’Aloys FUCHS, recueil de 112 MANUSCRITS autographes de compositeurs et musiciens, 1817-1850  on June 20th Actual price: USD $678,600.
  3. Ader MANUSCRIT MUSICAL autographe signé, Ruf vom Berge [WoO 147], 1816  on June 20th Actual price: USD $226,200.
  4. Ader MANUSCRIT MUSICAL autographe signé, Des canyons aux étoiles… pour piano solo, cor, xylorimba, et petit orchestre (1974)  on June 20th Actual price: USD $218,660.
  5. Drouot Estimations PATIENCE. D'UN ÉTÉ. on June 19th Actual price: USD $217,500.
  6. Ader MANUSCRIT MUSICAL autographe signé, Vocalise en forme de habanera (1907)  on June 20th Actual price: USD $196,040.
  7. Ader MOZART Wolfgang Amadeus (1756-1791). on June 20th Actual price: USD $196,040.
  8. Ader MANUSCRIT MUSICAL autographe signé, Métaboles (1964).  on June 20th Actual price: USD $165,880.
  9. Ader Clavir Ubung bestehend in Præludien, Allemanden, Couranten, Sarabanden, Giguen, Menuetten, und andern Galanterien  on June 20th Actual price: USD $146,624.
  10. Ader L.A.S., [Baden fin juillet début août 1825], à l’ARCHIDUC RODOLPHE  on June 20th Actual price: USD $135,720.
  11. Ader L.A.S. « Beethoven », Vienne 17 septembre [1795], à Heinrich von STRUVE  on June 20th Actual price: USD $128,180.
  12. Ader MANUSCRIT MUSICAL autographe, Le Soleil des eaux : La Sorgue, chanson pour Yvonne (1958)  on June 20th Actual price: USD $105,560.
  13. Drouot Estimations PARTNERSHIP. on June 19th Actual price: USD $104,400.
  14. Ader L.A.S., [été 1787 ?, au baron Gottfried von SWIETEN ?]  on June 20th Actual price: USD $98,020.
  15. Ader MANUSCRIT MUSICAL autographe signé, Beau Soir (1891)  on June 20th Actual price: USD $90,480.
  16. Drouot Estimations LE CHIENDENT. on June 19th Actual price: USD $79,750.
  17. Ader MANUSCRIT MUSICAL autographe signé, L’Ascension, quatre méditations symphoniques pour orchestre (1934).  on June 20th Actual price: USD $70,876.
  18. Ader MANUSCRIT MUSICAL autographe signé, [Liebesrausch] et Sehnsucht der Liebe, 8 avril 1815  on June 20th Actual price: USD $69,368.
  19. Drouot Estimations D'AUCULNES. on June 19th Actual price: USD $65,250.
  20. Drouot Estimations GRAND BAL DU PRINTEMPS. on June 19th Actual price: USD $65,250.
  21. Bonhams Overend Watts/Mott The Hoople: A 1954 'Hardtail' Fender Stratocaster, believed the earliest of its type to be shipped, on July 18th Actual price: USD $62,225.
  22. Ader 29 lettres (12 L.A.S. et 17 L.A.), 1834-1862, à Franz LISZT et/ou à Marie d’AGOULT  on June 20th Actual price: USD $57,304.
  23. Ader MANUSCRIT autographe signé « R. L. », Hymne des Marseillois  on June 20th Actual price: USD $57,304.
  24. Ader L.A.S. « Chip », Manchester 1er septembre 1848, [à Thomas ALBRECHT]  on June 20th Actual price: USD $55,796.
  25. Ader L.A.S. « Ch », château de Nohant près La Châtre 13 septembre [18]46, à Auguste FRANCHOMME, « Professeur au Conservatoire de Musique à Paris »  on June 20th Actual price: USD $55,796.



A total of 40 auctions reported this week:


Drouot Estimations. Aristophil 5 • Literature • Writers and Poets of the 19th and 20th Centuries on June 19th: 31.25%
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Books on July 13th: 92.47%
Eldreds. Sporting Art - Prints on July 17th: 73.33%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on June 28th: 76.43%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on July 19th: 86.00%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Prints on July 18th: 80.68%
Bonhams. Entertainment Memorabilia on July 18th: 65.22%
Old World Auctions. Antique Maps, Globes, Charts, Atlases & Vintage Graphics - online bidstart 3/21 on March 28th: 69.05%
Old World Auctions. Antique Maps, Globes, Charts, Atlases & Vintage Graphics - online bidstart 5/23 on June 6th: 79.49%
Ader. Photographs on June 21st: 40.00%
Ader. Music - The Aristophil Collection on June 20th: 48.34%
Rossini. Photographs, Lithographs, Modern and Contemporary Prints on June 7th: 32.41%
Binoche et Giquello. Posters on May 30th: 20.91%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Treasures from Pacific Shores: Numismatics, Mining, & Americana - Day 5 on June 26th: 63.60%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Treasures from Pacific Shores: Numismatics, Mining, & Americana - Day 4 on June 25th: 51.18%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Treasures from Pacific Shores: Numismatics, Mining, & Americana - Day 3 on June 24th: 50.58%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Treasures from Pacific Shores: Numismatics, Mining, & Americana - Day 2 on June 23rd: 59.16%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Treasures from Pacific Shores - Numismatic, Mining, Americana, etc. - Day 1 on June 22nd: 57.92%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 7/10 on July 17th: 98.17%
Bubb Kuyper. Varia, Posters, Drawings and watercolours, Catchpenny prints, Old master prints, Optical views, Maps on June 1st: 76.11%
Bubb Kuyper. Modern Art - Prints, etc. on May 31st: 77.43%
Bubb Kuyper. Modern Art: Prints, etc. on May 31st: 74.35%
Bubb Kuyper. Old and rare books (part 2) on May 30th: 70.42%
Bubb Kuyper. Books: History and topography, Natural history, Medicine, Science, Manuscripts, Autographs, Old and on May 30th: 59.86%
Bubb Kuyper. Books: Fine Printing, Illustrated books on May 29th: 61.78%
Bubb Kuyper. Books: Bibliography and typography, Art reference, Children’s books, Varia, Literature, Indonesia on May 29th: 68.58%
Bubb Kuyper. Books, Manuscripts, Prints on May 28th: 78.98%
Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH. Rare Books, Decorative Prints, Historical Photographs on July 13th: 48.61%
Clars Auction Gallery. Fine Art, Jewelry, Asian Auction - Prints, Books on July 15th: 69.39%
Clars Auction Gallery. Art - Prints on July 14th: 75.00%
Bonhams. Automobilia - Books and Prints on July 13th: 75.00%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on July 14th: 91.38%
Neal Auction Company. Summer Estates Auction - Books, Prints on July 15th: 70.73%
Neal Auction Company. Summer Estates Auction on July 14th: 80.00%
Brunk Auctions. Premier Catalogue Auction - Prints, Books on July 14th: 95.74%
Moreshet Auctions. Books and Manuscripts on July 9th: 50.00%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 6/174 on July 15th: 94.83%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 7/8 on July 15th: 97.56%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 7/8 on July 15th: 99.16%
Kedem Auction. Judaica: Books, Manuscripts, Letters, Objects on July 10th: 87.83%

 

For the week ahead 16 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jul. 23rd
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Chadds Ford, PA . Books & Works on Paper. 270 lots
Australian Book Auctions. Armadale, . Books, Documents, & Maps. 155 lots

Tue. Jul. 24th
Forum Auctions. London. Artsy: Urban Jungle. 45 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 7/17. 296 lots
Doyle New York. New York. Angling Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake" Johnson. 344 lots
Morton Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Engravings, Lithographs, Photographs, Old and Contemporary Books. 269 lots

Wed. Jul. 25th
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books, Maps and Documents. 550 lots
Guernseys. New York, NY. African American Historic & Cultural Treasures. 439 lots

Thu. Jul. 26th
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Literature and Fine Books. 560 lots
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Cape Town. Books - Internet Bidstart 7/19. 197 lots
Guernseys. New York, NY. African American Historic & Cultural Treasures - Day 2. 258 lots

Sat. Jul. 28th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters. 929 lots
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. Fine Books and Manuscripts. 616 lots

Sun. Jul. 29th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 7/22.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 7/22.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 7/1. 191 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers: The Adventure & Exploration Library of Steve Fossett. October 31, 2018</b>
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> SHACKLETON, Ernest Henry, Sir. <i>Aurora Australis. Printed at the Winter Quarters of the British Antarctic Expedition, 1907, During the Winter Months of April, May, June, July, 1908.</i> $60,000 to $80,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> HUMBOLDT, Alexander von, and Aime J. A. BONPLAND. <i>Vues des Cordillères, et monumens des peuples indigènes de l'Amérique.</i> Paris, 1810. $30,000 to $40,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> COOK, James, Captain. [Collected Voyages]. London: Strahan and Cadell, 1773, 1777, 1784. First editions of the second and third voyages. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers: The Adventure & Exploration Library of Steve Fossett. October 31, 2018</b>
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> DARWIN, Charles. <i>A Narrative of the Surveying Voyages of His Majesty's Ships Adventure and Beagle, between the years 1826 and 1836.</i> $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> SPILBERGEN, Joris van (1568-1620). <i>Speculum orientalis occidentalisque Indiae navigationum.</i> Leiden: Nicolaus van Geelkercken, 1619. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> DRAKE, Francis, Sir. <i>Sir Francis Drake Revived. Who is or may be a Pattern to stirre up all Heroicke and active Spirits of these Times…</i> London, 1653 [i.e. 1652]. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers: The Adventure & Exploration Library of Steve Fossett. October 31, 2018</b>
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> SHACKLETON, Ernest Henry, Sir, Louis C. BERNACCHI, and Apsley George Benet CHERRY-GARRARD, editors. The South Polar Times. London, 1907-1914. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> ANSON, George. <i>A Voyage round the World, In the Years 1740...</i> 1744. London: John and Paul Knapton for the author, 1748. $8,000 to $12,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> HERRERA Y TORDESILLAS, Antonio de. <i>Description des Indes Occidentales, Qu'on appelle aujourdhuy Le Nouveau Monde...</i> Amsterdam: Michel Colin, 1622. $8,000 to $12,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers: The Adventure & Exploration Library of Steve Fossett. October 31, 2018</b>
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> NOORT, Olivier van. <i>Description du Penible Voyage fait entour de l'univers ou globe terrestre...</i> Amsterdam: Cornille Nicolas, 1610. $5,000 to $7,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> LEO AFRICANUS, Johannes. <i>A Geographical Historie of Africa, Written in Arabicke and Italian.</i> London: George Bishop, 1600. $4,000 to $6,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> SCHOUTEN, Willem Corneliszoon. <i>Journal ou Description du Merveilleux Voyage de Guillaume Schouten, Hollandois natif de Hoorn, fait es années 1615, 1616, & 1617.</i> 1619. $4,000 to $6,000
  • <center><b>William Bunch Auctions<br>October Fine Art and Prints<br>October 29, 2018</b>
    <b>William Bunch Auctions, Oct. 29:</b> Aegidius Sadeler (Flemish, 1570-1629), engraving on laid paper "Madonna and Child in a Landscape", after a drawing by Albrecht Durer. $800 to $1,200
    <b>William Bunch Auctions, Oct. 29:</b> Anders Zorn (Swedish, 1860-1920), drypoint etching on paper "On Hemso Island", 1917, pencil signed. $400 to $600
    <b>William Bunch Auctions, Oct. 29:</b> Joseph Pennell (American, 1860-1926), etching on paper "Setting Up Columns", pencil signed. $200 to $300
    <center><b>William Bunch Auctions<br>October Fine Art and Prints<br>October 29, 2018</b>
    <b>William Bunch Auctions, Oct. 29:</b> William Lee Hankey (British, 1869-1952), drypoint etching on paper "Affection", pencil signed. $200 to $300
    <b>William Bunch Auctions, Oct. 29:</b> William Walcot (English, 1874-1943), drypoint etching on paper "Lower Broadway, New York", 1924, pencil signed. $200 to $300
    <b>William Bunch Auctions, Oct. 29:</b> Auguste Brouet (French, 1872-1941), color etching "La Pirouette", pencil signed, ed 111/250. $400 to $600
    <center><b>William Bunch Auctions<br>October Fine Art and Prints<br>October 29, 2018</b>
    <b>William Bunch Auctions, Oct. 29:</b> Thomas Hart Benton (American, 1889-1975), lithograph on paper "The Boy", pencil signed. $2,000 to $3,000
    <b>William Bunch Auctions, Oct. 29:</b> John Stockton de Martelly (American, 1903-1979), lithograph on paper "Looking at the Sunshine", pencil signed, original AAA certificate. $400 to $600
    <b>William Bunch Auctions, Oct. 29:</b> Jacques Hnizdovsky (Ukrainian-American, 1915-1985), woodcut on paper "Moppet", pencil signed and dated 1965, ed 118/250. $400 to $600