• <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>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
  • <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

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Rare Book Hub: 14 Auctions Archived, another 19 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 11 August 2018 14 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 1 denominated in euros, 3 in British pounds, and 10 in US dollars. Total sales were $7,823,586 as 4,070 lots were offered and 3,654 sold for a 90% success rate. Interest in buying has become an every month phenomena.  This past week it was comics. 

 

1 auction saw its total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Heritage AuctionsComics on August 4th: $6,670,739 
 

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

Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on August 9th: 111.49% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on August 7th: 100.76% 


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

Gaston & Sheehan Auctioneers, Inc.U.S. Marshals Service National Live/Online Simulcast being held in Round Rock, Texas on August 4th: 100.00% 
National Book AuctionsBooks and Ephemera – Erle Stanley Gardner, Wood Carving, etc.t on August 4th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsComics on August 4th: 99.73% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 7/29 on August 5th: 99.57% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 7/31 on August 7th: 98.77% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on August 4th: 94.71% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on August 7th: 91.23% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 7/8 on August 5th: 88.68% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on August 9th: 86.47% 
Potomack CompanyNative American and Western Auction on July 31st: 84.62% 
 
 
Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Heritage Auctions Frank Frazetta Escape on Venus Painting Original Art (1972). on August 4th Actual price: USD $660,000.
  2. Heritage Auctions The Incredible Hulk #1 (Marvel, 1962) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Off-white to white pages. on August 4th Actual price: USD $264,000.
  3. Heritage Auctions Gene Colan and Bill Everett Iron Man and Sub-Mariner #1 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1968). on August 4th Actual price: USD $240,000.
  4. Gaston & Sheehan Auctioneers, Inc. "The Great Gatsby" on August 4th Actual price: USD $126,000.
  5. Heritage Auctions Brian Bolland Batman: The Killing Joke Story Page 1 Original Art (DC, 1988). on August 4th Actual price: USD $120,000.
  6. Heritage Auctions John Romita Sr. Amazing Spider-Man #55 Cover Doctor Octopus Original Art (Marvel, 1967). on August 4th Actual price: USD $105,000.
  7. Heritage Auctions Jack Kirby and Chic Stone Tales of Suspense #60 Splash Page 1 Captain America Original Art (Marvel, 1964). on August 4th Actual price: USD $96,000.
  8. Heritage Auctions Wally Wood Weird Science #22 Cover Original Art (EC, 1953). on August 4th Actual price: USD $90,000.
  9. Heritage Auctions Jack Kirby and Paul Reinman X-Men #1 Story Page 5 Original Art (Marvel, 1963). on August 4th Actual price: USD $72,000.
  10. Heritage Auctions Detective Comics #35 Larson Pedigree (DC, 1940) CGC Conserved NM- 9.2 White pages. on August 4th Actual price: USD $66,000.
  11. Heritage Auctions Bernie Wrightson Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley's Frankenstein Unused Illustration Original Art (c. 1975). on August 4th Actual price: USD $60,000.
  12. Heritage Auctions Barry Smith Conan the Barbarian #5 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1971). on August 4th Actual price: USD $60,000.
  13. Heritage Auctions Alex Raymond Flash Gordon Sunday Comic Strip Original Art dated 6-26-38 (King Features Syndicate, 1938). on August 4th Actual price: USD $55,200.
  14. Heritage Auctions Amazing Fantasy #15 (Marvel, 1962) CGC FN 6.0 Off-white pages. on August 4th Actual price: USD $50,400.
  15. Heritage Auctions Robert Crumb Coney Island Baby Cover Original Art (East River Records, 2017). on August 4th Actual price: USD $48,000.
  16. Heritage Auctions Dave Gibbons Watchmen #7 Nite Owl's Hovercraft Cover Original Art (DC, 1987). on August 4th Actual price: USD $48,000.
  17. Heritage Auctions Alex Raymond Jungle Jim Sunday Comic Strip Original Art dated 6-23-35 (King Features Syndicate, 1935). on August 4th Actual price: USD $45,600.
  18. Heritage Auctions Frank Miller The Complete Frank Miller Batman #1 Hardback Cover Element and Interior Illustrations Original Art and Book (DC, 1989). on August 4th Actual price: USD $43,200.
  19. Gaston & Sheehan Auctioneers, Inc. "History of the Indian Tribes of North America" on August 4th Actual price: USD $41,500.
  20. Heritage Auctions Jack Kirby and Joe Sinnott Fantastic Four #57 Sandman Page 2 Original Art (Marvel, 1966). on August 4th Actual price: USD $39,000.
  21. Heritage Auctions The Avengers #1 (Marvel, 1963) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Off-white to white pages. on August 4th Actual price: USD $38,400.
  22. Heritage Auctions Fantastic Four #48 (Marvel, 1966) CGC NM/MT 9.8 White pages. on August 4th Actual price: USD $37,200.
  23. Heritage Auctions Wally Wood Daredevil #6 Story Page 3 Original Art (Marvel, 1965). on August 4th Actual price: USD $36,000.
  24. Heritage Auctions The Amazing Spider-Man #1 (Marvel, 1963) CGC VF- 7.5 White pages. on August 4th Actual price: USD $36,000.
  25. Heritage Auctions Amazing Fantasy #15 (Marvel, 1962) CGC Conserved FN+ 6.5 Off-white to white pages. on August 4th Actual price: USD $36,000.



14 total sales reported this week:

Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on August 9th: 86.47%
PBA Galleries. Fine Books with Art and Illustration on August 9th: 55.17%
National Book Auctions. Books and Ephemera – Erle Stanley Gardner, Wood Carving, etc.t on August 4th: 100.00%
Tooveys. Decorative Pictures - Prints on August 8th: 73.33%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 7/31 on August 7th: 98.77%
Gaston & Sheehan Auctioneers, Inc.. U.S. Marshals Service National Live/Online Simulcast being held in Round Rock, Texas on August 4th: 100.00%
Potomack Company. Native American and Western Auction on July 31st: 84.62%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on August 7th: 91.23%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Select Modern & Contemporary Editions on August 2nd: 45.98%
Eldreds. Summer Americana Sale - Books, Prints on August 3rd: 67.35%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 7/8 on August 5th: 88.68%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 7/29 on August 5th: 99.57%
Heritage Auctions. Comics on August 4th: 99.73%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on August 4th: 94.71%

 

For the week ahead 19 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Aug. 13th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 74 lots
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. Fine Books, Maps and Manuscripts - online bidstart 8/2. 137 lots

Tue. Aug. 14th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 8/7. 315 lots
Doyle New York. New York. Hunting Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake" Johnson. 214 lots
Quagga Rare Books and Art. Cape Town. Quagga Auction- Internet bidstart 8/9. 41 lots
Kedem Auction. Jerusalem . Online Auction 16: Jewish & Israeli History, Art & Culture. 500 lots

Wed. Aug. 15th
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books Online. 335 lots
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Online only: Prints, Iditarod memorabilia. 41 lots

Thu. Aug. 16th
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Multicultural Auction - Prints, Books. 23 lots

Fri. Aug. 17th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. ANA WFOM Currency Platinum Night Auction - Philadelphia. 114 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. ANA WFOM World Currency Platinum Night Auction - Philadelphia. 221 lots

Sat. Aug. 18th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Americana and Political. 1134 lots
Northeast Auctions. Portsmouth. Summer Auction. 113 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Summer Platinum Night Sports Collectibles. 497 lots
Northeast Auctions. Portsmouth. THE SUE MACKAY & PETER FIELD COLLECTION. 14 lots
Addison and Sarova. Macon. Rare Books, Manuscripts & Ephemera. 423 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 162 lots

Sun. Aug. 19th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 8/12.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 8/12.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <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 €