• <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
  • <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

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Rare Book Hub: 26 Auctions Archived, another 26 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 28 April 2018 26 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; one in Australian dollars, 9 in euros, 2 in British pounds, and 14 in US dollars.  Turnover was $23,431,578 as 9,281 lots were offered and 7,561 sold for an 81% success rate.  It was another strong week.

 

During the next 7 days 26 auctions are scheduled.

 

3 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Heritage Auctions2018 April 19-20 Spring Sports Card Catalog Auction on April 20th: $9,832,590 
SothebysPrints and Multiples on April 27th: $8,012,250 
Heritage AuctionsIllustration on April 24th: $1,346,124 

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

PIASAMasters 2 : prints, illustrated books and multiples of the 20th century, including a private collect on April 26th: 146.65% 


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

Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 4/15 on April 22nd: 99.55% 
Heritage Auctions2018 April 19-20 Spring Sports Card Catalog Auction on April 20th: 98.88% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 4/17 on April 24th: 97.87% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 4/15 on April 22nd: 97.35% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 3/25 on April 22nd: 97.05% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on April 21st: 96.97% 
Heritage AuctionsIllustration on April 24th: 93.79% 
Doyle New YorkRare Books, Autographs and Maps on April 25th: 89.57% 
Clars Auction GalleryFine Art - Prints on April 21st: 86.89% 
SothebysPrints and Multiples on April 27th: 86.14% 
Winter AssociatesBooks on March 26th: 85.00% 
Australian Book AuctionsBooks and Documents: Comprising Voyages and Travels, Ephemera, Literature, Art, Natural History and on April 23rd: 84.62% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on April 25th: 84.29% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Heritage Auctions 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle #311 PSA Mint 9. on April 20th Actual price: USD $2,880,000.
  2. Sothebys FLAGS I (ULAE 128) on April 27th Actual price: USD $1,575,000.
  3. Sothebys OCÉANIE, LA MER on April 27th Actual price: USD $1,215,000.
  4. Sothebys FLOWERS (F. & S. II.64-73) on April 27th Actual price: USD $831,000.
  5. Heritage Auctions 1951 Bowman Mickey Mantle #253 PSA Mint 9. on April 20th Actual price: USD $750,000.
  6. Heritage Auctions 1916 M101-5 Sporting News (Blank Back) Babe Ruth Rookie #151 PSA NM 7. on April 20th Actual price: USD $384,000.
  7. Sothebys SUPERMAN (F. & S. IIB.260) on April 27th Actual price: USD $250,000.
  8. Sothebys NUDE WITH YELLOW PILLOW (C. 283) on April 27th Actual price: USD $225,000.
  9. Sothebys SUPERMAN (F. & S. II.260) on April 27th Actual price: USD $212,500.
  10. Heritage Auctions 1948 Leaf Warren Spahn #32 PSA Gem Mint 10 - The Ultimate PSA Example, Pop One! on April 20th Actual price: USD $192,000.
  11. Sothebys BLUE SURROUND on April 27th Actual price: USD $162,500.
  12. Doyle New York Plan of the City of New York in North America, surveyed in the years 1766 & 1767. on April 25th Actual price: USD $150,000.
  13. Sothebys GRACE KELLY (FELDMAN & SCHELLMANN II.305) on April 27th Actual price: USD $125,000.
  14. Heritage Auctions 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle #311 PSA NM 7. on April 20th Actual price: USD $120,000.
  15. Swann Galleries Das Werk von Gustav Klimt. on April 26th Actual price: USD $106,250.
  16. Heritage Auctions Nude on Back with Black Stockings, 1983 on April 24th Actual price: USD $106,250.
  17. Heritage Auctions 1975 Topps Baseball Unopened Cello Case - Factory Sealed. on April 20th Actual price: USD $102,000.
  18. Sothebys TAUREAU (A.R. 255)  on April 27th Actual price: USD $100,000.
  19. Sothebys HIBOU (A.R. 224)  on April 27th Actual price: USD $100,000.
  20. Sothebys NATURAL HISTORY PART I MUSHROOMS (BASTIAN 42-51) on April 27th Actual price: USD $93,750.
  21. Heritage Auctions Martini Time, 1935 on April 24th Actual price: USD $87,500.
  22. Heritage Auctions 1948 Leaf Satchel Paige #8 PSA NM 7. on April 20th Actual price: USD $84,000.
  23. Heritage Auctions 1925 Exhibits Lou Gehrig SGC 50 VG/EX 4. on April 20th Actual price: USD $78,000.
  24. Sothebys HOTEL ACATLAN: FIRST DAY (MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, TOKYO 269) on April 27th Actual price: USD $75,000.
  25. Heritage Auctions 1916 M101-5 Sporting News (Blank Back) Joe Jackson #86 PSA NM-MT 8. on April 20th Actual price: USD $72,120.



26 total sales reported this week:

Purcell Auctioneers. Irish Interest Book Auction on April 25th: 79.04%
Tajan. Photographs on April 25th: 40.11%
Forum Auctions. Forum Auctions @ Artsy: The Master and The Muse on April 26th: 77.78%
PIASA. Masters 2 : prints, illustrated books and multiples of the 20th century, including a private collect on April 26th: 76.15%
Sothebys. Prints and Multiples on April 27th: 86.14%
Swann Galleries. Fine Illustrated Books and Graphics on April 26th: 77.42%
Doyle New York. Rare Books, Autographs and Maps on April 25th: 89.57%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on April 25th: 84.29%
Il Ponte. Photographs on April 17th: 66.27%
Australian Book Auctions. Books and Documents: Comprising Voyages and Travels, Ephemera, Literature, Art, Natural History and on April 23rd: 84.62%
Galerie Bassenge. Thur Collection on April 18th: 59.34%
Galerie Bassenge. Modern Literature and Art Documentation on April 19th: 56.17%
Galerie Bassenge. Autographs on April 18th: 63.92%
Heritage Auctions. Illustration on April 24th: 93.79%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 4/17 on April 24th: 97.87%
Winter Associates. Prints on April 23rd: 55.00%
Winter Associates. Books on March 26th: 85.00%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints and Photographs on April 24th: 69.10%
Clars Auction Gallery. Fine Art and Antiques - Books, Prints on April 22nd: 76.09%
Clars Auction Gallery. Fine Art - Prints on April 21st: 86.89%
Vermot de Pas. Enfintina III - Children's Books on April 16th: 18.76%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 3/25 on April 22nd: 97.05%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 4/15 on April 22nd: 97.35%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 4/15 on April 22nd: 99.55%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on April 21st: 96.97%
Heritage Auctions. 2018 April 19-20 Spring Sports Card Catalog Auction on April 20th: 98.88%


For the week ahead 26 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Apr. 30th
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. Fine Books, Maps and Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 4/19. 127 lots
Heritage Auctions. Chicago. CSNS World Currency Signature Auction - session 2. 896 lots
Heritage Auctions. Chicago. CSNS Currency Signature Auction - session 7. 1350 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 82 lots

Tue. May. 1st
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Fine Books and Manuscripts. 488 lots
Doyle New York. New York. Prints and Multiples. 231 lots
Bonhams. Los Angeles. Prints and Multiples. 170 lots
Heritage Auctions. Chicago. CSNS Currency Signature Auction - session 8. 785 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 4/24. 481 lots

Wed. May. 2nd
Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers. Kilkenny. Rare Book and Collectors Sale. 828 lots
Zisska and Lacher. Munich. Books, Manuscripts, Prints. 1960 lots

Thu. May. 3rd
Swann Galleries. New York. Graphic Design. 254 lots
Christies. Paris. Comic Strips and Illustrations. 172 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Spring Asian Arts - Prints. 146 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Literature and Books. 511 lots
Sothebys. London. Collections - Prints, Books. 3 lots
Ader. PARIS. Posters May 68. 102 lots

Fri. May. 4th
Artcurial. Paris. the Universe of the Creator of TinTin. 110 lots
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. 75172 Pforzheim. Books, Graphics modern and ancient Arts, Antiques - parsed. 4428 lots

Sat. May. 5th
Artcurial. Paris. Comic Strips. 278 lots
Profiles in History. Calabasas Hills. The Big Book: The Original Working Manuscript of Alcoholics Anonymous. 1 lots
Profiles in History. Calabasas Hills. Animation and Disneyana. 554 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 160 lots

Sun. May. 6th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 4/1.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 4/8. 235 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 4/29.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <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