• <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

Auction Update Review

Ceeb7388-ef87-448f-881e-f3ef5a01b74d

Click slideshow for more
info.

Rare Book Hub: 33 Auctions Archived, another 22 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 6 October 2018 33 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hib Transaction Database; 3 in Swiss francs, 6 in euros, 6 in British pounds, and 18 in US dollars.  Turnover was $16,610,438 as 9,477 lots were offered and 7,861 sold for an extraordinary 83% success rate.  Many are the recent comments of bidders that it’s taking higher bids to win lots this fall.

 

4 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Arader GalleriesArader Galleries' Fall 2018 Auction on September 29th: $4,240,625 
SothebysPhotographs on October 3rd: $2,764,875 
SothebysContemporary Photographs on October 3rd: $1,252,750 
Leslie Hindman AuctioneersFine Prints on October 2nd: $1,173,708



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

TooveysAntiquarian and Collectors Books on October 2nd: 272.45% 
Koller AuctionsOld Master Prints on September 28th: 208.97% 
Koller AuctionsAutographs on September 24th: 150.32% 
SothebysCreating a Stage: The Collection of Marsha and Robin Williams on October 4th: 146.16% 
PIASATribute to Joy Henderiks and his commitment to Restos du Coeur - Prints on October 2nd: 134.10% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents on October 3rd: 129.92% 
TooveysPrints and Maps on October 3rd: 127.85% 
ALDEAntiquarian Books from the 15th to the 19th Century on September 27th: 115.91% 
Forum Auctions in ItalyAntiquarian Books including a Collection of Agriculture and Equestrian Books on October 3rd: 107.13% 
Forum AuctionsFine Books and Works on Paper on September 27th: 101.55% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys GIRL WITH A LEICA (DEVUSHKA S LEIKOI) on October 3rd Actual price: USD $519,000.
  2. Sothebys UNTITLED (PHOTOGRAM WITH CIRCULAR SHAPES AND DIAGONAL LINE) on October 3rd Actual price: USD $447,000.
  3. Arader Galleries Banana (Musa Paradisiaca) on September 29th Actual price: USD $362,500.
  4. Arader Galleries Hooping Crane, Plate 226. on September 29th Actual price: USD $266,500.
  5. Arader Galleries Blush-Colored Crinum (Crinum Erubrscens) on September 29th Actual price: USD $262,500.
  6. Arader Galleries The Birds of Australia & The Birds of Australia, Supplement. on September 29th Actual price: USD $250,000.
  7. Arader Galleries The Birds of Asia. on September 29th Actual price: USD $225,000.
  8. Arader Galleries Golden Hurricane (Amaryllis Autea) on September 29th Actual price: USD $225,000.
  9. Arader Galleries Tiger Lily / Devil Lily. on September 29th Actual price: USD $225,000.
  10. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers Superman, 1981 on October 2nd Actual price: USD $200,000.
  11. Arader Galleries R. Bowdler SHARPE. A Monograph of the Trochilidae, or Family of Hummingbirds. [And] A Monograph of the Trochilidae or family of Hummingbirds Completed after the author's death Supplement. on September 29th Actual price: USD $187,500.
  12. Arader Galleries VOYAGE DANS L'AMÉRIQUE SEPT NORD, OU DESCRIPTION DES PAYS ARROSÉS PAR LE MISSISSIPI, OHIO, MISSOURI ET AUTRES RIVIÈRES AFFLUENTES [...] AVEC UN ATLAS DE 36 CARTES, PLANS, VUES ET FIGURES [...]. on September 29th Actual price: USD $168,750.
  13. Sothebys SONYA, POLES (MONTAUK) on October 3rd Actual price: USD $168,750.
  14. Arader Galleries Flabby-Leaved Canna (Canna Flaccida) on September 29th Actual price: USD $162,500.
  15. Arader Galleries Canvas backed Duck, Plate 301.Canvasback, Aythya valisineria. on September 29th Actual price: USD $162,500.
  16. Sothebys 'LE ROSE' on October 3rd Actual price: USD $137,500.
  17. Sothebys 'STEPHANIE, CINDY, CHRISTY, TATJANA, NAOMI' on October 3rd Actual price: USD $125,000.
  18. Sothebys 'CAVIAR, NEW YORK, JAN 18, 2001' on October 3rd Actual price: USD $125,000.
  19. Sothebys 'GARDASEE' (LAKE GARDA, PANORAMA) on October 3rd Actual price: USD $125,000.
  20. Sothebys 'UNTITLED #5 (ICEHOUSES)' on October 3rd Actual price: USD $125,000.
  21. Arader Galleries The Birds of Great Britain. on September 29th Actual price: USD $118,750.
  22. Arader Galleries Bird of Paradise (Strelitz Reginae) on September 29th Actual price: USD $112,500.
  23. Sothebys ARAB WOMAN on October 4th Actual price: USD $112,500.
  24. Arader Galleries Botany-Bay Lily (Crinum Taitense) on September 29th Actual price: USD $100,000.
  25. Sothebys CHRIST WITH SHOPPING BAGS on October 4th Actual price: USD $100,000.

 

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


Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 9/23 on September 30th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. The Feeling Good Collection, Part I Currency Auction Monthly Auction - Internet bidstart 9/1 on September 30th: 97.18%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 9/23 on September 30th: 96.40%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 9/25 on October 2nd: 96.16%
Tooveys. Antiquarian and Collectors Books on October 2nd: 96.08%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 9/2 on September 30th: 95.61%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on September 29th: 92.90%
Koller Auctions. Old Master Prints on September 28th: 92.11%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. The Poster Sale on September 28th: 92.05%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Printed Books, Maps and Documents on October 3rd: 91.98%
Sothebys. Creating a Stage: The Collection of Marsha and Robin Williams on October 4th: 91.46%
Il Ponte. Interior Decoration - Prints, Photographs, Books on September 28th: 84.66%
Potter and Potter Auctions. Coin-Op and Advertising - Posters and Lithographs on September 29th: 84.66%
Dorotheum . Prints Before 1900 on October 2nd: 84.09%
Old World Auctions. Antique Maps, Globes, Charts, Atlases & Vintage Graphics - online bidstart 8/29 on September 12th: 81.90%
Freemans. Books, Maps and Manuscripts on September 27th: 80.79%
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Fine Prints on October 2nd: 80.63%


33 total sales reported this week:

PBA Galleries. Fine Literature on October 4th: 73.35%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Printed Books, Maps and Documents on October 3rd: 91.98%
Forum Auctions in Italy. Antiquarian Books including a Collection of Agriculture and Equestrian Books on October 3rd: 73.52%
Sothebys. Creating a Stage: The Collection of Marsha and Robin Williams on October 4th: 91.46%
Sothebys. Photographs on October 3rd: 60.00%
Sothebys. Contemporary Photographs on October 3rd: 50.00%
Lyon and Turnbull. Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Photographs on October 2nd: 78.52%
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Fine Prints on October 2nd: 80.63%
PIASA. Tribute to Joy Henderiks and his commitment to Restos du Coeur - Prints on October 2nd: 75.76%
Tooveys. Prints and Maps on October 3rd: 78.07%
Tooveys. Antiquarian and Collectors Books on October 2nd: 96.08%
Bonhams. Photographs on October 2nd: 55.07%
Dorotheum . Prints Before 1900 on October 2nd: 84.09%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 9/25 on October 2nd: 96.16%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on October 2nd: 77.97%
Il Ponte. Interior Decoration - Prints, Photographs, Books on September 28th: 84.66%
Potomack Company. September 2018 Live Auction on September 29th: 65.22%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. The Poster Sale on September 28th: 92.05%
Koller Auctions. Books on September 24th: 72.33%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 9/2 on September 30th: 95.61%
Forum Auctions. Fine Books and Works on Paper on September 27th: 71.90%
Forum Auctions. Editions and Works on Paper on September 26th: 62.78%
Arader Galleries. Arader Galleries' Fall 2018 Auction on September 29th: 71.66%
Old World Auctions. Antique Maps, Globes, Charts, Atlases & Vintage Graphics - online bidstart 8/29 on September 12th: 81.90%
Potter and Potter Auctions. Coin-Op and Advertising - Posters and Lithographs on September 29th: 84.66%
Freemans. Books, Maps and Manuscripts on September 27th: 80.79%
ALDE. Antiquarian Books from the 15th to the 19th Century on September 27th: 63.49%
Koller Auctions. Old Master Prints on September 28th: 92.11%
Koller Auctions. Autographs on September 24th: 60.87%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 9/23 on September 30th: 96.40%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 9/23 on September 30th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. The Feeling Good Collection, Part I Currency Auction Monthly Auction - Internet bidstart 9/1 on September 30th: 97.18%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on September 29th: 92.90%  

 


For the week ahead 22 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Oct. 8th
James D Julia Auctioneers. Fairfield. Automobilia and Petroliana. 635 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 74 lots

Tue. Oct. 9th
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. BIBLIOTHÈQUE R. ET B. L., ORIGINAL PRINTS FROM XIXTH C.. 313 lots
Sothebys. Paris. Library R. & BL VII, 19th century (1840-1898). Original editions - Journals - Letters and autograph. 312 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 10/2. 719 lots

Wed. Oct. 10th
Chiswick Auctions. London. Autographs and Memorabilia. 314 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Illustration Art. 398 lots
Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers. Kilkenny. Chatsworth Fine Art Sale - Prints. 30 lots
Forum Auctions in Italy. Roma. NO RESERVE Online Sale: A Bibliophile's Bibliographic Library. 198 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Autographs and Artifacts - Internet bidstart 9/26. 1051 lots
Trafford Books. Manchester. Postal history, Photographs, Books, Postcards, and Ephemera.. 77 lots

Thu. Oct. 11th
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Rare Golf Books & Memorabilia. 234 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Maps and Atlases. 184 lots
Dorotheum . Salzburg. October Auction - Modern Prints. 51 lots

Fri. Oct. 12th
Arenberg Auctions. BRUSSEL. Books. 1216 lots
Heritage Auctions. New York. Photographs. 430 lots

Sat. Oct. 13th
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . Gallery Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs. 45 lots
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Fine Art - Prints.

Sun. Oct. 14th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 10/7.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 10/7.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 9/16. 227 lots
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Fine Art - Prints. 42 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 €