• <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: 16 Auctions Archived, another 13 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday, 4 August, 2018, 16 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 3 denominated in euros and 13 in US dollars.  Turnover was $5,108,953 as 6,649 lots were offered and 4,985 sold for a 75% success rate.  Appreciate the quiet for in September the cacophony will return. 

 

 

2 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 


Robert Siegel GalleriesLIVE INTERNET BIDDING AT STAMP AUCTION NETWORK The Kilbourne Collection of CSA Stamps and Postal Hi on June 28th: $1,726,257 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters on July 29th: $1,634,145 



1 auction saw total sales exceed 100% of the high estimates of all lots offered: 

Robert Siegel GalleriesLIVE INTERNET BIDDING AT STAMP AUCTION NETWORK The Kilbourne Collection of CSA Stamps and Postal Hi on June 28th: 126.33% 


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

Robert Siegel GalleriesLIVE INTERNET BIDDING AT STAMP AUCTION NETWORK The Kilbourne Collection of CSA Stamps and Postal Hi on June 28th: 99.73% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 7/24 on July 31st: 98.90% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 7/22 on July 29th: 98.23% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on July 28th: 97.60% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 7/1 on July 29th: 95.29% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters on July 29th: 94.94% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on July 31st: 85.25% 
Alaska AuctionBooks, Prints, Photographs on June 28th: 82.81% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Robert Siegel Galleries 10c Rose (5). on June 28th Actual price: USD $53,100.
  2. Robert Siegel Galleries 20c Green (13). on June 28th Actual price: USD $50,150.
  3. Heritage Auctions Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home by Bob Peak (Paramount, 1987). Signed and Framed Original Mixed-Media Poster Artwork (Artwork: 40" X 57.5", Framed: 43" X 61"). on July 29th Actual price: USD $46,800.
  4. Heritage Auctions Regeneration (Norman, 1923). Three Sheet (41" X 77.75"). on July 29th Actual price: USD $40,800.
  5. Swann Galleries [TIMES OF THE DAY.] Group of four decorative panels. on August 1st Actual price: USD $40,000.
  6. Robert Siegel Galleries 20c Green (13). on June 28th Actual price: USD $31,860.
  7. Robert Siegel Galleries 5c Green, Stone 1 (1). on June 28th Actual price: USD $31,860.
  8. Robert Siegel Galleries 10c Blue, Frameline (10). on June 28th Actual price: USD $29,500.
  9. Robert Siegel Galleries 2c Green (3). on June 28th Actual price: USD $28,320.
  10. Heritage Auctions The Empire Strikes Back (20th Century Fox, 1980). One Sheet (27" X 41") Original Roger Kastel Concept Poster. on July 29th Actual price: USD $26,400.
  11. Heritage Auctions Casablanca (Warner Brothers, 1952). First Post-War Release German A1 (23.5" X 33") Hans Otto Wendt Artwork. on July 29th Actual price: USD $26,400.
  12. Heritage Auctions Casablanca (Warner Brothers, R-1953). Italian Photobustas (3) (13.5" X 19.25"). on July 29th Actual price: USD $26,400.
  13. Robert Siegel Galleries Marshall Tex. Jul. 25 (1861). on June 28th Actual price: USD $24,780.
  14. Heritage Auctions Superman Cartoon Stock (Paramount, 1941). One Sheet (27" X 41"). on July 29th Actual price: USD $24,000.
  15. Swann Galleries [SUTRO BATHS.] on August 1st Actual price: USD $23,400.
  16. Heritage Auctions Casablanca (Warner Brothers, 1943). Swedish Insert (12.75" X 27.5"). on July 29th Actual price: USD $22,800.
  17. Robert Siegel Galleries 3c Rose (65). on June 28th Actual price: USD $22,420.
  18. Robert Siegel Galleries Nashville Tenn., 5c Violet Brown (61X5). on June 28th Actual price: USD $21,830.
  19. Robert Siegel Galleries 5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6). on June 28th Actual price: USD $21,240.
  20. Robert Siegel Galleries Memphis Tenn., 5c Red (56X2). on June 28th Actual price: USD $20,060.
  21. Robert Siegel Galleries Robert E. Lee. on June 28th Actual price: USD $20,060.
  22. Robert Siegel Galleries Vicksburg Miss. Apr. 11 (1861). on June 28th Actual price: USD $19,470.
  23. Heritage Auctions Help! (United Artists, 1965). Door Panel Set of 4 (20" X 60"). on July 29th Actual price: USD $19,200.
  24. Heritage Auctions Creature from the Black Lagoon (Universal International, 1954). One Sheet (27" X 41") Albert Kallis Artwork. on July 29th Actual price: USD $19,200.
  25. Robert Siegel Galleries 10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b). on June 28th Actual price: USD $18,880.



16 total sales reported this week:

Swann Galleries. Vintage Posters on August 1st: 61.68%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on July 31st: 85.25%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 7/24 on July 31st: 98.90%
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Books - Internet Bidstart 7/19 on July 26th: 34.42%
Vermot de Pas. Comic Strips, Original Plates and Japanese Animation on June 30th: 47.05%
Alaska Auction. Books, Prints, Photographs on June 28th: 82.81%
PosterConnection Inc.. Affordable Posters on June 28th: 60.18%
Carlsen Gallery. Summer Sizzler Sale - Books and Prints on June 24th: 40.00%
Robert Siegel Galleries. LIVE INTERNET BIDDING AT STAMP AUCTION NETWORK The Kilbourne Collection of CSA Stamps and Postal Hi on June 28th: 99.73%
Neret Minet and Tessier. Exhibition Posters on June 29th: 37.20%
Potomack Company. Jewelry & Estate Collections Online - Prints, Books, Manuscripts on July 30th: 50.94%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 7/22 on July 29th: 98.23%
Potter and Potter Auctions. Fine Books and Manuscripts on July 28th: 75.16%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 7/1 on July 29th: 95.29%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on July 28th: 97.60%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters on July 29th: 94.94%

 

For the week ahead 13 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Aug. 6th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 57 lots

Tue. Aug. 7th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 7/31. 489 lots

Wed. Aug. 8th
Tooveys. West Sussex. Decorative Pictures - Prints. 15 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. August Auction Featuring WWII and Animation bidstart 7/20. 1286 lots
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Lee's Summit . 20th Century Pop Culture and Animation Art - Online bidstart 7/24. 116 lots
Grays Auctioneers. Cleveland, . Fine Art, Furniture and Decorative Art - Prints. 44 lots

Thu. Aug. 9th
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Books with Art and Illustration. 609 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper.

Sat. Aug. 11th
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Art - Prints.
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . Gallery Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs.

Sun. Aug. 12th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 8/5.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 8/5.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 7/15. 255 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