• <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>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
  • <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

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Rare Book Hub: 31 Auctions Archived, another 29 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 29 September 2018 31 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 1 in Australian dollars, 11 denominated in euros, 2 in British pounds, 1 in Mexican pesos, and 16 in US dollars. Turnover was $21,548,033 as 8,956 lots were offered and 6,911 sold for a 77% success rate.

 

3 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Heritage Auctions1909-11 T206 PSA Set Registry Catalog Auction on September 20th: $8,150,658 
SothebysPrints and Multiples on September 26th: $5,799,668 
Swann GalleriesPrinted and Manuscript Americana on September 27th: $1,268,800 



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

Keys Fine Arts AuctioneersOrnithology - including Books on September 21st: 302.32% 
SothebysAlias Daniel Cordier on September 27th: 264.29% 
Dorotheum Books and Decorative Prints on September 25th: 186.56% 
TajanParisian Library on September 25th: 158.48% 
Swann GalleriesPrinted and Manuscript Americana on September 27th: 116.57% 
Leland Little AuctionsImportant Fall Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs on September 22nd: 111.56% 
Venator and HansteinMASTERPIECES OF GRAPHICS OF FIVE CENTURIES on September 21st: 100.80% 
SkinnerFine Prints and Multiples; Photographs on September 21st: 100.31% 


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

Heritage Auctions1909-11 T206 PSA Set Registry Catalog Auction on September 20th: 100.00% 
SothebysAlias Daniel Cordier on September 27th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsThe Art of Ronald McDonald and Friends - The Setmakers Collection on September 23rd: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 9/16 on September 23rd: 99.53% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 9/16 on September 23rd: 98.45% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 9/18 on September 25th: 97.85% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 8/26 on September 23rd: 97.69% 
Leland Little AuctionsImportant Fall Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs on September 22nd: 96.36% 
William H. Bunch Auctions and AppraisalsSeptember Quarterly Sale on September 25th: 96.00% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on September 22nd: 95.81% 
SothebysPrints and Multiples on September 26th: 91.75% 
Lancaster Mennonite Historical SocietyBooks on September 14th: 90.00% 
SkinnerFine Prints and Multiples; Photographs on September 21st: 86.83% 
Swann GalleriesPrinted and Manuscript Americana on September 27th: 85.27% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on September 25th: 84.62% 
Il PonteInterior Decoration - Prints and Photographs on September 21st: 82.24% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Heritage Auctions 1909-11 T206 Sweet Caporal 350/30 Eddie Plank PSA NM 7 - Pop Three, One Higher. on September 20th Actual price: USD $690,000.
  2. Heritage Auctions 1909-11 T206 Piedmont 150 Sherry Magee ("Magie" Error) PSA NM-MT 8 - The Single Finest Example Known! on September 20th Actual price: USD $660,000.
  3. Sothebys THE SCREAM (AFTER MUNCH) (F. & S. IIIA.58) on September 26th Actual price: USD $504,240.
  4. RR Auction Apple-1 Computer on September 25th Actual price: USD $375,000.
  5. Heritage Auctions 1909-11 T206 Old Mill Ty Cobb (Green Portrait) PSA NM-MT 8 - Pop Eight, None Higher. on September 20th Actual price: USD $360,000.
  6. Heritage Auctions 1909-11 T206 Sweet Caporal 150/649 Overprint Christy Mathewson (White Cap) PSA Mint 9 - Pop Two, None Higher! on September 20th Actual price: USD $264,000.
  7. Sothebys  UNTITLED 1-5 (L. PP. 30-33) on September 26th Actual price: USD $247,500.
  8. Sothebys VAMPIRE II (WOLL 41; SCHIEFLER 34) on September 26th Actual price: USD $247,500.
  9. Sothebys MUHAMMAD ALI (F. & S. II.179-182) on September 26th Actual price: USD $239,250.
  10. Sothebys QUEEN ELIZABETH II (SEE F. & S. IIB.334-337) on September 26th Actual price: USD $214,500.
  11. Sothebys THE ENTOMBMENT (B., HOLL. 86; NEW HOLL. 284; H. 281) on September 26th Actual price: USD $198,000.
  12. Heritage Auctions 1909-11 T206 Piedmont 150 John McGraw (Finger in Air) PSA Gem Mint 10 - Pop One! on September 20th Actual price: USD $192,000.
  13. Heritage Auctions 1909-11 T206 Sweet Caporal 350-460/42 Overprint Ty Cobb (Portrait-Red) PSA NM-MT 8 - Pop One, None Higher! on September 20th Actual price: USD $192,000.
  14. Heritage Auctions 1909-11 T206 Piedmont 150 Cy Young (Bare Hand Shows) PSA Mint 9 - Pop Three, None Higher! on September 20th Actual price: USD $168,000.
  15. Sothebys MADONNA (AFTER MUNCH) (F. & S. IIIA.60[B]) on September 26th Actual price: USD $165,000.
  16. Sothebys MADONNA AND SELF-PORTRAIT WITH SKELETON'S ARM (AFTER MUNCH) (F. & S. IIIA.62) on September 26th Actual price: USD $165,000.
  17. Sothebys THE SCREAM (AFTER MUNCH) (F. & S. IIIA.58[B]) on September 26th Actual price: USD $165,000.
  18. Heritage Auctions 1909-11 T206 Sweet Caporal 350-460/25 Walter Johnson (Hands at Chest) PSA Mint 9 - Pop Three, None Higher! on September 20th Actual price: USD $156,000.
  19. Sothebys TOMATO SOUP (FELDMAN & SCHELLMANN II.46) on September 26th Actual price: USD $148,500.
  20. Heritage Auctions 1909-11 T206 Sweet Caporal Ty Cobb (Bat On Shoulder) PSA NM-MT 8 - None Higher! on September 20th Actual price: USD $144,000.
  21. Sothebys EVA MUDOCCI (AFTER MUNCH) (F. & S. IIIA.59) on September 26th Actual price: USD $140,250.
  22. Sothebys MICK JAGGER (F. & S. II.143) on September 26th Actual price: USD $132,000.
  23. Sothebys FRANÇOISE SUR FOND GRIS (B. 681; M., PP. 195) on September 26th Actual price: USD $132,000.
  24. Sothebys SELF-PORTRAIT WITH SKELETON'S ARM (AFTER MUNCH) (F. & S. IIIA.61[B]) on September 26th Actual price: USD $123,750.
  25. Heritage Auctions 1909-11 T206 Piedmont 350 Christy Mathewson (Dark Cap) PSA NM-MT 8.5 - Pop One, One Higher! on September 20th Actual price: USD $120,000.



31 total sales reported this week:

Swann Galleries. Printed and Manuscript Americana on September 27th: 85.27%
University Archives. Outstanding Selection of Autographed Documents, Manuscripts, Books & Relics on September 26th: 76.74%
Leland Little Auctions. Important Fall Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs on September 22nd: 96.36%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints, Photographs on September 26th: 60.00%
RR Auction. Remarkable Rarities - bidstart 9/13 on September 25th: 64.81%
Sothebys. Alias Daniel Cordier on September 27th: 100.00%
Sothebys. Prints and Multiples on September 26th: 91.75%
Tajan. Parisian Library on September 25th: 62.91%
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. September Quarterly Sale on September 25th: 96.00%
Dorotheum . Books and Decorative Prints on September 25th: 79.84%
Bonhams. Exploration and Travel, Featuring Americana on September 25th: 57.24%
Morton Subastas. Books and Documents on the History of Mexico on September 25th: 26.06%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 9/18 on September 25th: 97.85%
Australian Book Auctions. Books, Documents, and maps including Voyages, Exploration and Travels, Ephemera, Australiana, Prin on September 24th: 71.66%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on September 25th: 84.62%
Venator and Hanstein. Modern and Contemporary Prints, Modern Books on September 22nd: 56.95%
Venator and Hanstein. Books, Prints and Drawings, Autographs on September 21st: 39.68%
Venator and Hanstein. MASTERPIECES OF GRAPHICS OF FIVE CENTURIES on September 21st: 55.68%
Il Ponte. Interior Decoration - Prints and Photographs on September 21st: 82.24%
Eldreds. Antiques and Accessories - Books and Prints on September 22nd: 63.01%
Ader. Books and Photographs on September 20th: 60.55%
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Books on September 14th: 90.00%
Skinner. Fine Prints and Multiples; Photographs on September 21st: 86.83%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Ornithology - including Books on September 21st: 57.66%
Il Ponte. Books and Manuscripts on May 23rd: 32.64%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 8/26 on September 23rd: 97.69%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 9/16 on September 23rd: 99.53%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 9/16 on September 23rd: 98.45%
Heritage Auctions. The Art of Ronald McDonald and Friends - The Setmakers Collection on September 23rd: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. 1909-11 T206 PSA Set Registry Catalog Auction on September 20th: 100.00%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on September 22nd: 95.81%

 

For the week ahead 29 sales are scheduled:


Mon. Oct. 1st
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. 19TH CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE MIDDLE-EAST AND ETHNIC JEWELLERY - ONLINE AUCTION - bidstart 9/18. 52 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 59 lots
Winter Associates. Plainville, CT . Prints. 28 lots

Tue. Oct. 2nd
Bonhams. New York. Photographs. 138 lots
Lyon and Turnbull. Edinburgh. Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Photographs. 384 lots
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Fine Prints. 320 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 9/25. 677 lots
Dorotheum . Vienna. Prints Before 1900. 88 lots
PIASA. Paris. Tribute to Joy Henderiks and his commitment to Restos du Coeur - Prints. 33 lots
Tooveys. West Sussex. Antiquarian and Collectors Books. 203 lots

Wed. Oct. 3rd
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books, Maps and Documents. 536 lots
Pandolfini. Florence . Works on Paper: 15th-19th Century - Prints. 15 lots
Sothebys. New York. Contemporary Photographs. 78 lots
Sothebys. New York. Photographs. 130 lots
Leland Little Auctions. Hillsborough, NC. The Collection of NOA Living presented by Leland Little Auctions and Iron Horse Auction Co. - Poster. 62 lots
Tooveys. West Sussex. Prints and Maps. 187 lots

Thu. Oct. 4th
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Literature. 514 lots
Sothebys. New York. Creating a Stage: The Collection of Marsha and Robin Williams. 82 lots
Christies. New York. An American Journey: The Diann G. and Thomas A. Mann Collection of Photographic Masterworks. 64 lots
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Prints, Advertising. 61 lots

Fri. Oct. 5th
Christies. New York. Photographs. 181 lots
Marc van de Wiele Auctions. Brugge. Documents, Books and Manuscripts. 1246 lots
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. 75172 Pforzheim. Rare Books. 5390 lots
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. Posters - Prints. 281 lots

Sat. Oct. 6th
Case Antiques, Inc.. Knoxville. Books, Prints. 99 lots
J & J LUBRANO MUSIC ANTIQUARIANS LLC. Syosset. Printed Music. 471 lots

Sun. Oct. 7th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 9/30.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 9/30.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 9/9. 174 lots

 

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <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 €