• <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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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>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