• <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: 21 Auctions Archived, another 14 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 25 August 2018 21 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 1 denominated in euros, 3 in British pounds, 1 in Mexican pesos, and 16 in US dollars.  Turnover was $14,630,994 as 4,915 lots were offered and 4,282 sold for an 87% success rate.  As we have come to expect, when the number of lots offered declines the percentage of lots sold rises.  Why?  Because interest in buying is relatively constant so constant interest pursuing fewer lots generates higher bids.  This is the way it works.

 

4 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 


Heritage AuctionsSummer Platinum Night Sports Collectibles on August 19th: $8,588,130 
Heritage AuctionsANA WFOM Currency Platinum Night Auction - Philadelphia on August 17th: $1,976,946 
Heritage AuctionsANA WFOM World Currency Platinum Night Auction - Philadelphia on August 17th: $1,349,640 
Arader GalleriesSelect Language?? Arader Galleries Summer Auction on July 28th: $1,226,283 


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

Northeast AuctionsTHE SUE MACKAY & PETER FIELD COLLECTION on August 18th: 203.05% 
Northeast AuctionsSummer Auction on August 19th: 120.07% 
Morton SubastasCartography, Geography, Science and Religion. on August 21st: 115.89% 


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

Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 8/12 on August 19th: 99.80% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 8/14 on August 21st: 97.90% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 8/12 on August 19th: 97.90% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on August 18th: 94.61% 
Heritage AuctionsANA WFOM Currency Platinum Night Auction - Philadelphia on August 17th: 93.86% 
Heritage AuctionsSummer Platinum Night Sports Collectibles on August 19th: 93.56% 
Northeast AuctionsTHE SUE MACKAY & PETER FIELD COLLECTION on August 18th: 92.86% 
Northeast AuctionsSummer Auction on August 19th: 92.11% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on August 23rd: 90.48% 
Addison and SarovaRare Books, Manuscripts & Ephemera on August 18th: 88.89% 
Alaska AuctionOnline only: Prints, Iditarod memorabilia on August 15th: 87.80% 
EldredsThe Prints of Paul Jacoulet on August 22nd: 87.50% 
Chiswick AuctionsPrinted Books and Manuscripts on August 22nd: 85.94% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on August 21st: 82.81% 
Alaska AuctionMulticultural Auction - Prints, Books on August 16th: 82.61% 
EldredsJapanese Art - Prints on August 22nd: 80.23% 
 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Heritage Auctions 1964 Mickey Mantle World Series Home Run Record-Setting Game Worn New York Yankees Jersey, MEARS A9. on August 19th Actual price: USD $1,320,000.
  2. Heritage Auctions 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle #311 PSA NM-MT+ 8.5. on August 19th Actual price: USD $810,000.
  3. Heritage Auctions 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle #311 PSA NM-MT 8. on August 19th Actual price: USD $420,000.
  4. Heritage Auctions 1916 Indianapolis Brewing Co. Babe Ruth #151 Rookie PSA VG-EX 4. on August 19th Actual price: USD $264,000.
  5. Morton Subastas On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection. on August 21st Actual price: USD $246,000.
  6. Heritage Auctions 1930-31 Babe Ruth Signed New York Yankees Player's Contract--The Richest of His Career. on August 19th Actual price: USD $243,600.
  7. Heritage Auctions 1914 Boston Garter Color "Ty" Cobb SGC 50 VG/EX 4. on August 19th Actual price: USD $204,000.
  8. Arader Galleries Mitchell Map of North America, 1755 on July 28th Actual price: USD $201,300.
  9. Heritage Auctions 1927 Babe Ruth Home Run #48 Baseball Signed and Notated in Ruth's Hand! on August 19th Actual price: USD $192,000.
  10. Heritage Auctions 1922 Babe Ruth Game Used & Signed Bat, PSA/DNA GU 9.5. on August 19th Actual price: USD $180,000.
  11. Heritage Auctions 1967-2018 Super Bowl Full Ticket Run of 52--Number One All-Time Finest on the PSA Set Registry! on August 19th Actual price: USD $168,000.
  12. Heritage Auctions Fr. 2221-G $5,000 1934 Federal Reserve Note. PMG Choice Uncirculated 64. on August 17th Actual price: USD $150,000.
  13. Heritage Auctions 1914 Cracker Jack Christy Mathewson #88 PSA EX 5. on August 19th Actual price: USD $144,000.
  14. Arader Galleries Pitt&#x27;s English Atlas on July 28th Actual price: USD $122,000.
  15. Heritage Auctions Fr. 1078b $100 1914 Red Seal Federal Reserve Note PMG Superb Gem Unc 67 EPQ. on August 17th Actual price: USD $120,000.
  16. Arader Galleries Origin of Mason Dixon Line on July 28th Actual price: USD $115,900.
  17. Heritage Auctions 1909-11 T206 Piedmont Christy Mathewson Portrait PSA NM-MT+ 8.5. on August 19th Actual price: USD $114,000.
  18. Heritage Auctions Zanzibar Zanzibar Government 20 Rupees 1.1.1908 Pick 4cts Color Trial Specimen. on August 17th Actual price: USD $108,000.
  19. Heritage Auctions Fr. 2221-G $5,000 1934 Federal Reserve Note. PCGS Choice About New 58PPQ. on August 17th Actual price: USD $102,000.
  20. Heritage Auctions Fr. 1179 $20 1905 Gold Certificate PMG Superb Gem Unc 67 EPQ. on August 17th Actual price: USD $102,000.
  21. Arader Galleries Ortelius&#x27; Theatrum Orbis Terrarum on July 28th Actual price: USD $97,600.
  22. Heritage Auctions Fr. 1072a $100 1914 Red Seal Federal Reserve Note Cut Sheet of Four PMG Choice Uncirculated 64. on August 17th Actual price: USD $96,000.
  23. Heritage Auctions 1964 American League Most Valuable Player Award from The Brooks Robinson Collection. on August 19th Actual price: USD $90,000.
  24. Heritage Auctions 1952 Ted Williams Game Worn Boston Red Sox Jersey, MEARS A10. on August 19th Actual price: USD $90,000.
  25. Heritage Auctions Philadelphia, PA - $100 1882 Brown Back Fr. 520 The Western NB Ch. # 656 on August 17th Actual price: USD $90,000.



21 total sales reported this week:


Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on August 23rd: 90.48%
Forum Auctions. Artsy: Color Theory on August 22nd: 78.57%
Chiswick Auctions. Printed Books and Manuscripts on August 22nd: 85.94%
Northeast Auctions. Summer Auction on August 19th: 92.11%
Eldreds. The Prints of Paul Jacoulet on August 22nd: 87.50%
Addison and Sarova. Rare Books, Manuscripts & Ephemera on August 18th: 88.89%
Eldreds. Japanese Art - Prints on August 22nd: 80.23%
Northeast Auctions. THE SUE MACKAY & PETER FIELD COLLECTION on August 18th: 92.86%
Morton Subastas. Cartography, Geography, Science and Religion. on August 21st: 33.43%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on August 21st: 82.81%
Alaska Auction. Online only: Prints, Iditarod memorabilia on August 15th: 87.80%
Alaska Auction. Multicultural Auction - Prints, Books on August 16th: 82.61%
Arader Galleries. Select Language?? Arader Galleries Summer Auction on July 28th: 48.89%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on August 18th: 94.61%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 8/14 on August 21st: 97.90%
Heritage Auctions. Summer Platinum Night Sports Collectibles on August 19th: 93.56%
Heritage Auctions. ANA WFOM Currency Platinum Night Auction - Philadelphia on August 17th: 93.86%
Dirk Soulis Auctions. 20th Century Pop Culture and Animation Art - Online bidstart 7/24 on August 8th: 50.00%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 8/12 on August 19th: 99.80%
Heritage Auctions. ANA WFOM World Currency Platinum Night Auction - Philadelphia on August 17th: 78.28%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 8/12 on August 19th: 97.90%  

 


For the week ahead 14 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Aug. 27th
Winter Associates. Plainville, CT . Prints. 38 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints, Photographs. 43 lots

Tue. Aug. 28th
Jacksons Auction. Cedar Falls, Iowa . World Treasures Featuring a Variety of Exceptional Fine Art & Antiques From a Multitude of Worldwide. 18 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 8/21. 529 lots
Kedem Auction. Jerusalem . Judaica - Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters, Ceremonial Art. 401 lots

Wed. Aug. 29th
James D Julia Auctioneers. Fairfield. Fine Art, Asian and Antiques. 100 lots
Forum Auctions in Italy. Roma. Online Sale: A Bibliophile's Bibliographic Library - Part II. 376 lots
Trafford Books. Manchester. Books. 261 lots
Over & Above Online Auction and Estate Sales, LLC. Timonium. BOOKS! MAPS! and MORE! ….. LIVE and Online Auction!. 410 lots

Thu. Aug. 30th
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Books, Maps, Prints and Ephemera. 1280 lots

Sat. Sep. 1st
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books.

Sun. Sep. 2nd
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles Auction - online bidstart 8/5. 240 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 8/26.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 8/26.

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