• <b>Arenberg Auctions: Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps, and Works on Paper. December 14 & 15, 2018</b>
    <b>Arenberg Auctions, Dec 14-15:</b> LÉOPOLD II of Belgium. Autograph letter signed to Ferdinand de Lesseps. (Brusselss, 30th of August 1881. € 500 / 600
    <b>Arenberg Auctions, Dec 14-15:</b> Unique collection of c. 280 satirical postcards on Léopold II of Belgium.<br>€ 3.000 / 3.500
    <b>Arenberg Auctions, Dec 14-15:</b> Horae, use of Rouen, c. 1475.<br>€ 22.000 / 30.000
    <b>Arenberg Auctions: Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps, and Works on Paper. December 14 & 15, 2018</b>
    <b>Arenberg Auctions, Dec 14-15:</b> <i>Sensuyt la tresplaisante hystoire du preux et vaillant Guerin de Montglaue</i> [...]. € 6.000 / 8.000
    <b>Arenberg Auctions, Dec 14-15:</b> SCUTENAIRE, Louis. <i>Mes inscriptions.</i> 1945-1963. € 1.000 / 1.200
    <b>Arenberg Auctions, Dec 14-15:</b> Études Gèographiques [puzzle].<br>€ 70 / 100
    <b>Arenberg Auctions: Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps, and Works on Paper. December 14 & 15, 2018</b>
    <b>Arenberg Auctions, Dec 14-15:</b> Unique series of fifty 19th-c. Persian miniatures. € 1.500 / 2.500
    <b>Arenberg Auctions, Dec 14-15:</b> SIXTUS IV. <i>De sanguine Christi et De potentia Dei,</i> 1474. € 4.500 / 6.000
    <b>Arenberg Auctions, Dec 14-15:</b> Joan Miró, lithographies. € 200 / 300
    <b>Arenberg Auctions, Dec 14-15:</b> MERIAN, Anna Maria Sibylla. [Metamorphosis of a brown butterfly]. € 4.000 / 5.000
  • <b>Bonhams New York: Fine Books and Manuscripts Including the World of Hilary Knight. December 5, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> KNIGHT, HILARY. The Original Portrait of Eloise that Hung at the Plaza Hotel. $100,000 to 150,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> WARHOL, ANDY. "Iced Lemon Delight," an Original Watercolor Presented to Hilary Knight's cat, Phoebe $8,000 to 12,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> SENDAK, MAURICE. <i>Where the Wild Things Are.</i> PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED with drawing to Hilary Knight in the month following publication. $10,000 to 15,000
    <b>Bonhams New York: Fine Books and Manuscripts Including the World of Hilary Knight. December 5, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> NOLAND, KENNETH. Original circle painting, untitled, acrylic and ink on cloth, for cover of monograph $8,000 to 12,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> TOULOUSE-LAUTREC. <i>Histoires Naturelles,</i> 1899. With 22 original lithographs. $10,000 to 15,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>A Collection of Poems,</i> [1711]. The first authoritative and complete collected Sonnets.$15,000 to 20,000
    <b>Bonhams New York: Fine Books and Manuscripts Including the World of Hilary Knight. December 5, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> LONDON, JACK. <i>The Call of the Wild.</i> 1903. First edition, first state jacket. $2,000 to 3,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> FROST, ROBERT. Autograph Manuscript of "Build Soil," 12 pp, 1932-1936. $15,000 to 20,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> GOULD, GLENN. Glenn Gould's extensively annotated copy of Bach's Goldberg Variations $100,000 to 150,000
    <b>Bonhams New York: Fine Books and Manuscripts Including the World of Hilary Knight. December 5, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> PLATH, SYLVIA. EARLY Autograph Letter Signed, about her beginnings as a writer, Northampton, MA, 1951. $7,000 to 10,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> HOUDINI, HARRY. A collection of 11 cast iron shackle and lock items from Houdini's personal collection. $20,000 to 30,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> M4 ENGIMA MACHINE, with very rare RARE HYDRA KEY ENVELOPE. $400,000 to 600,000
  • <center><b>Sotheby’s New York<br>Fine Autograph Letters and Manuscripts from a Distinguished Private Collection: Part II<br>December 13, 2018</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Dec 13:</b> Sibelius, Jean. Autograph manuscript of “Spagnuolo” for piano, boldly signed “Jean Sibelius.” $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Dec 13:</b> Verdi, Giuseppe. Fourteen largely unpublished autograph letters signed to Alessandro Lanari, the “Napoleon of Impresarios.” $100,000 to $150,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Dec 13:</b> Jefferson, Thomas. Autograph letter signed ("Th: Jefferson") to William Lee, Monticello, 26 August 1816. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Dec 13:</b> Whitman, Walt. Signed carte-de-visite photograph by Benjamin Gurney, 1875. $1,000 to $1,500
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Dec 13:</b> Wilde, Oscar. Autograph letter signed ("Oscar Wilde"). 8 pages on 2 bifolia of different sizes, with ink sketch on the first page. $25,000 to $30,000
  • <center><b>Sotheby’s New York<br>Fine Books & Manuscripts Online<br>Ending December 17</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, Now - Dec 17:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies…</i> The Second Impression. 1632. $100,000 to $150,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, Now - Dec 17:</b> GEORGE CURZON, 1ST MARQUESS CURZON OF KEDLESTON. “Curzon Tiger Hunt.” [India: circa 1901]. 120 albumen photographs. $3,000 to $5,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, Now - Dec 17:</b> (CASSADY, NEAL). Kerouac, Jack. <i>On the Road.</i> New York: Viking Press, 1957. Inscribed. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, Now - Dec 17:</b> VEGA, JOSEPH PENSO DE LA. <i>Confusion de Confusiones. Dialogos curiosos entre un Philosopho agudo, un Mercader discrete...</i> Amsterdam, 1688. $200,000 to $300,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, Now - Dec 17:</b> RACKHAM, ARTHUR — [WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE]. "The Moon Like to a Silver Bow New-Bent in Heaven," original illustration for <i>A Midsummer Night's Dream.</i> $12,000 to $18,000

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9 Auctions Archived, 22 More This Week

For the week ending on Saturday, the 8th of September, 9 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database, 7 in U.S. dollars, and one each in British pounds and Mexican pesos. The number of reported auctions was low because of the Labor Day holiday in America. Total sales in U.S. currency were $1,310,642. There were 4,677 lots offered while 4,309 sold, for a 92% sell-through rate. The average lot price was $304. The high sell-through rate and low average order reflect the lower sample size.

 

No auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars.


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

Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Books, Maps, Prints and Ephemera on August 31st: 113.19%


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

Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 8/19 on August 26th: 99.78%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 8/28 on September 4th: 99.72%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 8/26 on September 2nd: 99.36%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 8/26 on September 2nd: 98.49%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on September 1st: 98.21%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 7/29 on August 26th: 96.35%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles Auction - online bidstart 8/5 on September 2nd: 95.00%


9 total sales reported this week:

Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 8/28 on September 4th: 99.72%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 8/26 on September 2nd: 99.36%
Morton Subastas. Sadi Carnot Opportunity Auction - Books, Prints on September 1st: 28.21%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Books, Maps, Prints and Ephemera on August 31st: 76.64%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 8/26 on September 2nd: 98.49%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles Auction - online bidstart 8/5 on September 2nd: 95.00%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 7/29 on August 26th: 96.35%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 8/19 on August 26th: 99.78%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on September 1st: 98.21%

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Heritage Auctions Amazing Fantasy #15 (Marvel, 1962) CGC GD/VG 3.0 Off-white pages. on September 2nd Actual price: USD $18,000.
  2. Heritage Auctions Amazing Fantasy #15 (Marvel, 1962) CGC GD- 1.8 Cream to off-white pages. on August 26th Actual price: USD $13,200.
  3. Heritage Auctions X-Men #94 (Marvel, 1975) CGC NM/MT 9.8 Off-white to white pages. on August 26th Actual price: USD $9,000.
  4. Heritage Auctions 1967 Sports Illustrated Magazine Complete Run (52). on August 26th Actual price: USD $7,800.
  5. Heritage Auctions X-Men #1 (Marvel, 1963) CGC FN- 5.5 Off-white pages. on September 2nd Actual price: USD $7,200.
  6. Heritage Auctions Erik Larsen and Randy Emberlin Amazing Spider-Man #350 Story Page 2 Original Art (Marvel, 1991). on August 26th Actual price: USD $6,600.
  7. Heritage Auctions Fantastic Four #48 (Marvel, 1966) CGC NM- 9.2 Off-white to white pages. on August 26th Actual price: USD $6,000.
  8. Heritage Auctions My Greatest Adventure #80 Massachusetts Copy Pedigree (DC, 1963) CGC VF/NM 9.0 White pages. on August 26th Actual price: USD $5,760.
  9. Heritage Auctions X-Men #1 (Marvel, 1963) CGC VG+ 4.5 Off-white pages. on August 26th Actual price: USD $5,400.
  10. Heritage Auctions Detective Comics #37 (DC, 1940) CGC Qualified FR/GD 1.5 Cream to off-white pages. on August 26th Actual price: USD $5,280.
  11. Heritage Auctions 1966 Sports Illustrated Magazine Complete Run (51). on August 26th Actual price: USD $5,040.
  12. Heritage Auctions Tales of Suspense #39 (Marvel, 1963) CGC GD/VG 3.0 Off-white pages. on August 26th Actual price: USD $4,896.
  13. Heritage Auctions George Pérez and Romeo Tanghal The New Teen Titans #28 Story Page 15 Original Art (DC, 1983). on September 2nd Actual price: USD $4,800.
  14. Heritage Auctions 1970 Sports Illustrated Magazine Complete Run (51). on August 26th Actual price: USD $4,800.
  15. Heritage Auctions Mystery Men Comics #10 (Fox, 1940) CGC Apparent VF- 7.5 Slight to Moderate (A-2) Off-white to white pages. on August 26th Actual price: USD $4,560.
  16. Heritage Auctions 1959 Topps Baseball Near Set (570/572). on August 26th Actual price: USD $4,560.
  17. Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers THE BEANO BOOK [No 1 1940] on August 31st Actual price: USD $4,212.
  18. Heritage Auctions Russ Heath - African-American Couple Original Art (c. 1940s). on September 2nd Actual price: USD $4,080.
  19. Heritage Auctions The Incredible Hulk #181 (Marvel, 1974) CGC VF 8.0 Off-white to white pages. on August 26th Actual price: USD $4,080.
  20. Heritage Auctions Marvel Mystery Comics #13 (Timely, 1940) CGC VG+ 4.5 Off-white pages. on August 26th Actual price: USD $3,840.
  21. Heritage Auctions 1965 Sports Illustrated Magazine Complete Run (51). on August 26th Actual price: USD $3,840.
  22. Heritage Auctions 1963 Sports Illustrated Magazine Complete Run (51). on August 26th Actual price: USD $3,840.
  23. Heritage Auctions 1961 Sports Illustrated Magazine Complete Run (51). on August 26th Actual price: USD $3,840.
  24. Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers ATLAS ANGLICANUS OR A COMPLETE SETT OF MAPS OF THE COUNTIES OF SOUTH BRITAIN DIVIDED INTO THEIR RESPECTIVE HUNDREDS, WAPENTAKES, WARDS, RAPES, LATHES ETC... on August 31st Actual price: USD $3,744.
  25. Heritage Auctions Prize Comics #42 Mile High Pedigree (Prize, 1944) CGC NM/MT 9.8 White pages. on September 2nd Actual price: USD $3,600.


For the week ahead 22 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Sep. 10th
Christies. Paris. Collection Juan de Beistegui - prints. 40 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 87 lots
Vermot de Pas. Paris. NASA Photographs. 200 lots

Tue. Sep. 11th
Sothebys. London. Irish Art - Prints. 2 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 9/4. 426 lots
Rossini. Paris. Art Objects - Fine Prints. 19 lots

Wed. Sep. 12th
Old World Auctions. Glen Allen. Antique Maps, Globes, Charts, Atlases & Vintage Graphics - online bidstart 8/29. 823 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Fine Books and Manuscripts - Dominic's 30th Anniversary Sale. 179 lots
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Exeter. Books, Maps and Prints Auction. 385 lots
Audap and Mirabaud. PARIS. Classic Sale - Books, Prints, Autographs. 6 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autographs and Artifacts; Featuring Royalty - bidstart 8/17. 1021 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Photographs and Photobooks. 126 lots

Thu. Sep. 13th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Books. 342 lots
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. 14H: BOOKS & ART DOCUMENTATION - 19H: CONTEMPORARY ART. 185 lots

Fri. Sep. 14th
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Lancaster. Books. 450 lots
Brunk Auctions. Asheville, NC . Premier Catalogue Auction - Prints, Books. 195 lots
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Online Only Fine Art Sale. 99 lots

Sat. Sep. 15th
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Important Estates Auction. 71 lots

Sun. Sep. 16th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 9/9.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 9/9.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 8/19. 204 lots
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Asian, Furniture, Jewelry, Fine Art Auction - Prints. 61 lots

 

We can expect the number of auction sales to pick up shortly because in the fall, they always do.

Mike Stillman

RBH and AE

  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 13:</b> Adrian Reland, <i>Imperium Japonicum,</i> first European map to use Sino-Japanese characters, Amsterdam, circa 1740. $1,000 to $1,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 13:</b> John Overton, <i>A New & Most Exact Map of America,</i> hand colored, London, 1671. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 13:</b> John James Audubon, <i>The Birds of America & Quadrupeds of North America,</i> together in 10 matching octavo bindings. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 13:</b> Cornelis de Jode, <i>Hemispheriu ab Aequinoctiali Linea,</i> Antwerp, 1593. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 13:</b> Currier & Ives, <i>Across the Continent,</i> New York, 1868, formerly in the collection of Thomas Winthrop Streeter. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 13:</b> Frederick Sander, <i>Reichenbachia, Orchids Illustrated & Described,</i> in four volumes, St. Albans, 1888-94. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 13:</b> Color woodblock map of Uraga and Edo Bay showing the course of Commodore Perry’s Black Ship squadron, Japan, circa 1854. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 13:</b> Manuscript report on the arrival of Commodore Matthew Perry, with 2 portraits of Perry & Commander H. A. Adams, Japan. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 13:</b> Edward Lear, <i>Castello di Melfi in Basilicata,</i> ink, graphite & watercolor, 1847. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 13:</b> Abraham Ortelius, <i>Islandia,</i> Antwerp, 1603. $3,500 to $5,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 13:</b> Philippe Vandermaelen, North American volume of the first atlas to use lithography, Brussels, 1827. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 13:</b> Joseph Frederick Wallet Des Barres, <i>A Chart of the Coast,</i> from the <i>Atlantic Neptune,</i> London, 1780. $18,000 to $22,000.
  • <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>
  • <center><b>Doyle: Angling Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake” Johnson<br>Online Only Auction ending Dec. 18</b>
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> WETZEL, CHARLES M. American Fishing Books. $400 to $600
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> BISSELL, ALFRED E., <i>In Pursuit of Salar.</i> $400 to $600
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> <i>The Settler and Sportsman in Anticosti.</i> $400 to $600
    <center><b>Doyle: Angling Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake” Johnson<br>Online Only Auction ending Dec. 18</b>
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> CARLETON, HENRY GUY, <i>Advice to Young Anglers.</i> $300 to $500
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> ROBINSON, ROLAND EVANS, <i>Forest and Stream Fables. By Awahsoose the Bear.</i> $300 to $500
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> SAWADA, KEN, <i>The Art of the Classic Salmon Fly.</i> $300 to $500
    <center><b>Doyle: Angling Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake” Johnson<br>Online Only Auction ending Dec. 18</b>
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> SOUTHARD, CHARLES ZIBEON, <i>The Evolution of Trout and Trout Fishing in America.</i> $400 to $600
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> SOUTHARD, CHARLES ZIBEON, <i>Trout Fly-Fishing in America.</i> $400 to $600