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Rare Book Hub: 25 Auctions Archived, another 14 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 28 July 2018 25 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; one in Australian dollars, 3 in British pounds, 1 in Mexican pesos, and 20 in US dollars.  Turnover was $9,893,633 as 9,034 lots were offered and 7,514 sold for an 83% sales rate.

 

1 auction saw total proceeds reach a million dollars: 


Heritage Auctions2018 July 19-20 Summer Sports Card Catalog Auction on July 20th: $5,164,978 



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

Bearnes Hampton and LittlewoodBooks, Maps and Prints on March 14th: 162.75% 
Case Antiques, Inc.Historic Summer Fine Art and Antiques Auction on July 14th: 124.20% 
Australian Book AuctionsBooks, Documents, & Maps on July 23rd: 121.35% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents on July 25th: 118.22% 
Copley Fine Art AuctionsSporting Sale - Fine Art Prints on July 20th: 114.01% 


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

National Book AuctionsHorse Racing, Railroads, Art History, etc. on June 30th: 100.00% 
Copley Fine Art AuctionsSporting Sale - Fine Art Prints on July 20th: 100.00% 
Heritage Auctions2018 July 19-20 Summer Sports Card Catalog Auction on July 20th: 99.22% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 7/15 on July 22nd: 98.77% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 7/15 on July 22nd: 97.79% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 7/17 on July 24th: 97.30% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on July 21st: 95.86% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 6/24 on July 22nd: 94.22% 
North American Auction CompanyMontana Saddlery, Western, Bear Trap & Antique Auction on June 30th: 94.20% 
Case Antiques, Inc.Historic Summer Fine Art and Antiques Auction on July 14th: 93.50% 
Bearnes Hampton and LittlewoodBooks, Maps and Prints on March 14th: 88.75% 
Australian Book AuctionsBooks, Documents, & Maps on July 23rd: 87.10% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents on July 25th: 86.00% 
William H. Bunch Auctions and AppraisalsBooks & Works on Paper on July 23rd: 84.07% 
Case Antiques, Inc.Spring Online Auction - Prints, Books on April 22nd: 82.61% 
PBA GalleriesFine Literature and Fine Books on July 26th: 80.18% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Heritage Auctions 1955 Topps Roberto Clemente #164 PSA Mint 9. on July 20th Actual price: USD $264,000.
  2. Heritage Auctions 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle #311 PSA NM+ 7.5. on July 20th Actual price: USD $204,000.
  3. Heritage Auctions 1968 Topps Nolan Ryan - Mets Rookie Stars #177 SGC 98 Gem 10. on July 20th Actual price: USD $120,000.
  4. Heritage Auctions 1949 Bowman Roy Campanella #84 PSA Gem Mint 10. on July 20th Actual price: USD $108,000.
  5. Heritage Auctions 1915 Boston Red Sox Real Photo Postcard PSA VG+ 3.5 with Rookie Babe Ruth. on July 20th Actual price: USD $108,000.
  6. Heritage Auctions 1960 Hemmets Journal Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali) Rookie #23 PSA Gem Mint 10 - The Finest Example Known to the Hobby! on July 20th Actual price: USD $90,000.
  7. Heritage Auctions 1955 Topps Sandy Koufax #123 PSA Mint 9. on July 20th Actual price: USD $90,000.
  8. Copley Fine Art Auctions Long-billed Curlew on July 20th Actual price: USD $79,200.
  9. Heritage Auctions Kaja Foglio Magic: The Gathering: Arabian Nights "Shahrazad" Card Painting Original Art and Card (Wizards of the Coast, 1993). on July 22nd Actual price: USD $72,000.
  10. Heritage Auctions 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle #311 PSA EX 5. on July 20th Actual price: USD $72,000.
  11. Heritage Auctions 2003-04 Upper Deck Exquisite Collection Basketball Unopened Case. on July 20th Actual price: USD $66,000.
  12. Heritage Auctions 1979/80 O-Pee-Chee Hockey Unopened & Still Sealed Wax Box (48 packs) - Gretzky's Rookie Year! on July 20th Actual price: USD $55,200.
  13. Heritage Auctions 1986 Fleer Basketball Wax Box With 36 Unopened Packs. on July 20th Actual price: USD $50,400.
  14. Heritage Auctions 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle #311 SGC 82 EX/MT+ 6.5. on July 20th Actual price: USD $50,400.
  15. Heritage Auctions 1916 M101-4 The Sporting News Babe Ruth Rookie #151 PSA VG 3 (MK). on July 20th Actual price: USD $50,400.
  16. Heritage Auctions 1952 Topps Baseball 5-Cent Unopened Wax Pack PSA NM 7. on July 20th Actual price: USD $48,000.
  17. Skinner The Great Herball Newly Corrected. on July 20th Actual price: USD $46,125.
  18. Heritage Auctions 1957 Topps John Unitas #138 SGC 96 Mint 9 - Pop Three, None Higher. on July 20th Actual price: USD $43,200.
  19. Heritage Auctions 1968 Topps Mickey Mantle #280 PSA Gem Mint 10. on July 20th Actual price: USD $43,200.
  20. Heritage Auctions 1963 Topps Pete Rose - 1963 Rookie Stars #537 PSA Mint 9 - Only One Higher. on July 20th Actual price: USD $38,400.
  21. Heritage Auctions 1910 E98 "Set of 30" Ty Cobb - Red (Black Swamp Find) PSA Mint 9. on July 20th Actual price: USD $37,666.
  22. Heritage Auctions Grateful Dead Concert Poster First Printing Signed By Mouse & Kelley FD-26 (Family Dog, 1966). on July 21st Actual price: USD $37,500.
  23. Heritage Auctions Beatles - Original Capitol Records Meet the Beatles Moving Heads Store Display (1964). on July 21st Actual price: USD $35,000.
  24. Forum Auctions No Ball Games (Grey) on July 24th Actual price: USD $34,320.
  25. Heritage Auctions 1953 Topps Mickey Mantle (SP) #82 PSA NM-MT 8. on July 20th Actual price: USD $33,600.



25 total sales reported this week:

PBA Galleries. Fine Literature and Fine Books on July 26th: 80.18%
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Books, Maps and Prints on March 14th: 88.75%
Guernseys. African American Historic & Cultural Treasures - Day 2 on July 26th: 49.10%
Guernseys. African American Historic & Cultural Treasures on July 25th: 57.18%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Printed Books, Maps and Documents on July 25th: 86.00%
Copley Fine Art Auctions. Sporting Sale - Fine Art Prints on July 20th: 100.00%
Doyle New York. Angling Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake" Johnson on July 24th: 78.49%
Forum Auctions. Artsy: Urban Jungle on July 24th: 68.89%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 7/17 on July 24th: 97.30%
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Books & Works on Paper on July 23rd: 84.07%
Morton Subastas. Engravings, Lithographs, Photographs, Old and Contemporary Books on July 24th: 31.60%
Australian Book Auctions. Books, Documents, & Maps on July 23rd: 87.10%
North American Auction Company. Montana Saddlery, Western, Bear Trap & Antique Auction on June 30th: 94.20%
National Book Auctions. Horse Racing, Railroads, Art History, etc. on June 30th: 100.00%
Case Antiques, Inc.. Spring Online Auction - Prints, Books on April 22nd: 82.61%
Case Antiques, Inc.. Historic Summer Fine Art and Antiques Auction on July 14th: 93.50%
Eldreds. The Marine Sale - Books and Prints on July 20th: 73.13%
RR Auction. Marvels of Modern Music - Internet bidstart 7/12 on July 19th: 62.25%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 6/24 on July 22nd: 94.22%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 7/15 on July 22nd: 97.79%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 7/15 on July 22nd: 98.77%
Heritage Auctions. Entertainment & Music Memorabilia on July 21st: 75.59%
Heritage Auctions. 2018 July 19-20 Summer Sports Card Catalog Auction on July 20th: 99.22%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on July 21st: 95.86%
Skinner. Early English Books: A Single Owner Sale on July 20th: 65.15%

 


For the week ahead 14 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jul. 30th
Profiles in History. Calabasas Hills. Love, Liza - The Auction - Day 1. 588 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 61 lots
Potomack Company. Alexandria. Jewelry & Estate Collections Online - Prints, Books, Manuscripts. 53 lots

Tue. Jul. 31st
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 7/24.
Potomack Company. Alexandria. Native American and Western Auction. 13 lots
Profiles in History. Calabasas Hills. Love, Liza - The Auction - Day 2. 600 lots

Wed. Aug. 1st
Swann Galleries. New York. Vintage Posters. 608 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Summer Americana Sale - Books, Prints. 49 lots
Profiles in History. Calabasas Hills. Love, Liza - The Auction - Day 3. 65 lots

Thu. Aug. 2nd
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics. 1105 lots

Sat. Aug. 4th
Gaston & Sheehan Auctioneers, Inc.. Pflugerville. U.S. Marshals Service National Live/Online Simulcast being held in Round Rock, Texas. 3 lots

Sun. Aug. 5th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 7/29.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 7/29.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 7/8. 212 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