• <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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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>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