• <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>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
  • <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

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Rare Book Hub: 31 Auctions Archived, 35 More This Week

For the week ended Saturday 21 April, 2018 31 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 5 denominated in euros, 4 in British pounds, 1 in Mexican pesos, and 21 in US dollars.  Turnover was $16,684,130 as 9,075 lots were offered and 6,890 sold for a 76% success rate.  It was another strong week.

 

For the week ahead 35 auctions are scheduled.

 

6 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

ChristiesPrints and Multiples on April 20th: $7,683,000 
Heritage AuctionsEntertainment on April 15th: $1,773,451 
ChristiesJapanese and Korean Art - Prints on April 18th: $1,751,750 
Swann GalleriesImages and Objects: Photographs and Photobooks on April 19th: $1,174,688 
RR AuctionSpace - Internet bidstart 4/12 on April 19th: $1,094,608 
Heritage AuctionsManuscripts - Internet bidstart 3/30 on April 18th: $1,012,799 
 

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

TooveysPostcards, Cigarette Cards; Photographs, Autographs, Printed & Manuscript Ephemera on April 17th: 184.58% 
ChristiesJapanese and Korean Art - Prints on April 18th: 183.24% 
AguttesANCIENT & MANUSCRIPTED BOOKS on April 19th: 103.53% 


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

ChristiesJapanese and Korean Art - Prints on April 18th: 100.00% 
William H. Bunch Auctions and AppraisalsApril Premier Auction - Books, Prints on April 16th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 4/8 on April 15th: 99.08% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 4//10 on April 17th: 98.86% 
Aspire AuctionsApril Auction online - Prints - Internet bidstart 4/6 on April 13th: 97.30% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 3/19 on April 15th: 95.98% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on April 14th: 95.35% 
Heritage AuctionsManuscripts - Internet bidstart 3/30 on April 18th: 94.40% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 4/8 on April 15th: 94.34% 
TooveysPostcards, Cigarette Cards; Photographs, Autographs, Printed & Manuscript Ephemera on April 17th: 91.93% 
TooveysDecorative Pictures - Prints on April 18th: 90.00% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on April 17th: 87.30% 
Cowans AuctionsModern and Contemporary Art and Design - Prints, Posters on April 20th: 85.71% 
ChristiesPrints and Multiples on April 20th: 85.38% 
Trafford BooksBooks on April 11th: 82.04% 
University ArchivesOutstanding Selection of Autographed Documents, Manuscripts, Photos, Books & Relics on April 10th: 81.10% 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Christies KANAGAWA OKI NAMI URA (IN THE WELL OF THE GREAT WAVE OFF KANAGAWA), FROM THE SERIES FUGAKU SANJUROKKEI (THIRTY-SIX VIEWS OF MOUNT FUJI) on April 18th Actual price: USD $540,500.
  2. Christies He Disappeared Into Complete Silence, Gemor Press, New York, 1947 on April 20th Actual price: USD $516,500.
  3. Christies LU ZHISHEN, BANDIT HERO FROM THE CHINESE NOVEL OUTLAWS OF THE MARSH on April 18th Actual price: USD $432,500.
  4. Christies Moonwalk on April 20th Actual price: USD $336,500.
  5. Heritage Auctions Arthur Conan Doyle Autograph Manuscript "The Adventure of the Dancing Men" Signed Three Times. on April 18th Actual price: USD $312,500.
  6. Christies Marilyn: one plate on April 20th Actual price: USD $281,250.
  7. Christies A La Recherche du Shoe Perdu on April 20th Actual price: USD $275,000.
  8. Christies The Scream (After Munch) on April 20th Actual price: USD $275,000.
  9. Heritage Auctions Stevie Ray Vaughan Owned and Stage-Played "Jimbo" Electric Guitar. on April 15th Actual price: USD $250,000.
  10. Christies Details of Renaissance Paintings (Sandro Botticelli, Birth of Venus) on April 20th Actual price: USD $237,500.
  11. Christies Marilyn: one plate on April 20th Actual price: USD $237,500.
  12. Christies Marilyn: one plate on April 20th Actual price: USD $237,500.
  13. Christies Electric Chairs on April 20th Actual price: USD $237,500.
  14. Christies Quatre Lithographies on April 20th Actual price: USD $212,500.
  15. Christies The Potato Eaters on April 20th Actual price: USD $212,500.
  16. Christies Untitled (Cake Window) on April 20th Actual price: USD $175,000.
  17. Christies Target on April 20th Actual price: USD $175,000.
  18. Christies Bull Profile Series on April 20th Actual price: USD $175,000.
  19. Christies Mickey Mouse, from Myths on April 20th Actual price: USD $150,000.
  20. Christies Untitled, from On the Bowery on April 20th Actual price: USD $125,000.
  21. Christies Ten from Leo Castelli, Tanglewood Press, Inc., New York, 1968 on April 20th Actual price: USD $112,500.
  22. Christies Portrait de Jacqueline de Face II on April 20th Actual price: USD $112,500.
  23. Christies Grace Kelly on April 20th Actual price: USD $106,250.
  24. Christies #4, from Cold Mountain Series, Zen Studies (Early State) on April 20th Actual price: USD $100,000.
  25. Christies $ (Quadrant): one plate on April 20th Actual price: USD $100,000.



31 total sales reported this week:

Holabird Kagin Americana. Gold Rush Auction - Day 4 on March 18th: 70.45%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Gold Rush Auction - Day 3 on March 17th: 75.14%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Gold Rush Auction - Day 2 on March 16th: 60.62%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Gold Rush Sale on March 15th: 75.12%
Cowans Auctions. Modern and Contemporary Art and Design - Prints, Posters on April 20th: 85.71%
Christies. Prints and Multiples on April 20th: 85.38%
RR Auction. Space - Internet bidstart 4/12 on April 19th: 71.35%
PBA Galleries. Fine Illustrated Books: Oriental & Occidental - Art & Art Reference – Books about Books on April 19th: 73.43%
Aguttes. ANCIENT & MANUSCRIPTED BOOKS on April 19th: 59.06%
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. April Premier Auction - Books, Prints on April 16th: 100.00%
Swann Galleries. Images and Objects: Photographs and Photobooks on April 19th: 67.38%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on April 14th: 95.35%
Tooveys. Decorative Pictures - Prints on April 18th: 90.00%
Tooveys. Postcards, Cigarette Cards; Photographs, Autographs, Printed & Manuscript Ephemera on April 17th: 91.93%
Christies. Japanese and Korean Art - Prints on April 18th: 100.00%
Grays Auctioneers. World's Fair Memorabilia and Collectibles on April 16th: 79.66%
Forum Auctions. Forum Auctions @ Artsy: Select Contemporary Editions on April 17th: 56.41%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on April 17th: 87.30%
Morton Subastas. Auction of Printed Documents and Manuscripts, Brochures, Autographs and Dedicated Books on April 17th: 25.40%
Trafford Books. Books on April 11th: 82.04%
Vermot de Pas. NASA Photographs on April 9th: 9.40%
Heritage Auctions. Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 3/30 on April 18th: 94.40%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 4/8 on April 15th: 99.08%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 4//10 on April 17th: 98.86%
Heritage Auctions. Entertainment on April 15th: 74.97%
Binoche et Giquello. Romantic Illustrated Books on April 13th: 64.54%
Aspire Auctions. April Auction online - Prints - Internet bidstart 4/6 on April 13th: 97.30%
University Archives. Outstanding Selection of Autographed Documents, Manuscripts, Photos, Books & Relics on April 10th: 81.10%
Audap and Mirabaud. Press Drawings on April 10th: 68.87%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 4/8 on April 15th: 94.34%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 3/19 on April 15th: 95.98%

 


For the week ahead 35 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Apr. 23rd
Winter Associates. Plainville, CT . Prints. 20 lots
Australian Book Auctions. Armadale, . Books and Documents: Comprising Voyages and Travels, Ephemera, Literature, Art, Natural History and. 182 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints and Photographs. 178 lots

Tue. Apr. 24th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Illustration. 451 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 4/17. 423 lots

Wed. Apr. 25th
Doyle New York. New York. Rare Books, Autographs and Maps. 602 lots
Purcell Auctioneers. Birr. Irish Interest Book Auction. 563 lots
Tajan. Paris. Photographs. 186 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper. 140 lots
Heritage Auctions. Chicago. CSNS Currency Signature Auction - session 1. 310 lots

Thu. Apr. 26th
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Cape Town. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 4/19. 316 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Fine Illustrated Books and Graphics. 279 lots
Artcurial. Paris. Books and Manuscripts. 203 lots
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. Marine and Travel - Books, Prints, Maps. 65 lots
PIASA. Paris. Masters 2 : prints, illustrated books and multiples of the 20th century, including a private collect. 109 lots
Sothebys. New York. Prints and Multiples. 165 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Forum Auctions @ Artsy: The Master and The Muse. 36 lots
One Of Kind Collectibles. Coral Gables. Autographs, Manuscripts and Sports Memorabilia. 152 lots
Heritage Auctions. Chicago. CSNS World Currency Signature Auction - session 1. 470 lots
Heritage Auctions. Chicago. CSNS Currency Signature Auction - session 2. 738 lots

Fri. Apr. 27th
ALDE. Paris. Maps and Plans - Travel. 329 lots
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. East Anglian Sale, Part 1 - including Books and Maps.
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. Comics. 352 lots
Heritage Auctions. Chicago. CSNS Currency Signature Auction - session 3. 306 lots
Heritage Auctions. Chicago. CSNS Currency Signature Auction - session 4. 110 lots
Heritage Auctions. Chicago. CSNS Currency Signature Auction - session 5. 317 lots
Heritage Auctions. Chicago. CSNS Currency Signature Auction - session 6. 376 lots
ALDE. Paris. Russian Art. 237 lots

Sat. Apr. 28th
PosterConnection Inc.. Clayton. Posters. 358 lots
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. Spring Magic Auction - Books, Posters, Prints, Letters, Photos.
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Hudson. Fine Auction - Books and Prints. 23 lots
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Lee's Summit . Property from the William D. Hutsell Trust - Books, Prints.

Sun. Apr. 29th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 4/22.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 4/22.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 4/1. 236 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <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
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Jean de Mandeville, <i>Reysen und Wanderschafften durch das Gelobte Land,</i> Strassburg, 1488. Sold for $106,250.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> José González Cabrera Bueno, <i>Navegación Especulativa, y Práctica,</i> Manila, 1734. Sold for $55,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Francis W. Winton, manuscript on pow-wows with indigenous Canadians, 1881. Sold for $65,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Louise Bourgeois, <i>He Disappeared Into Complete Silence,</i> portfolio with complete text & 9 engravings, 1947. Sold for $413,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Erich Maria Remarque, <i>All Quiet on the Western Front,</i> first American edition, Boston, 1929. Sold for $9,375.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Sir William Russell Flint, gouache & watercolor illustration for Homer's <i>Odyssey,</i> 1924. Sold for $22,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Kurt Vonnegut, archive of 12 letters, signed to his family, 6 illustrated, 1930s-40s. Sold for $12,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Oscar Wilde, <i>Lady Windermere's Fan,</i> first edition, presentation copy, signed & inscribed, London, 1893. Sold for $27,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Emil Cardinaux, <i>St. Moritz,</i> 1918. Sold for $17,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> R.J. Waters, 3 panoramas of the San Francisco earthquake & fire, 1906. Sold for $21,250.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Album with 200 cartes-de-visite, including images by Felice Beato, John Thompson & F.W. Sutton, Japan & China, 1863-69. Sold for $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Thomas Paine, <i>The American Crisis,</i> Fishkill, NY, December 1776. Sold for $40,000.
  • <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