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Rare Book Hub: 32 Auctions Archived, another 34 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday, 23 June 2018, 32 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 9 denominated in euros, 5 in British pounds, and 18 in US dollars.  Turnover was $21,131,191 as 11,107 lots were offered and 9,056 sold for an 82% success rate.  It was another strong week.

 

3 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 


AguttesAguttes Neuilly 2 • ORIGIN (S) • WRITING IN THE MIDDLE AGES AND RENAISSANCE on June 17th: $11,614,137 
BonhamsFine Books and Manuscripts on June 20th: $1,733,833 
Heritage AuctionsAnimation Art on June 17th: $1,416,432 



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

Leland Little AuctionsA Single-Owner Collection of Cypriot History & Culture on June 15th: 1235.19% 
AguttesAguttes Neuilly 2 • ORIGIN (S) • WRITING IN THE MIDDLE AGES AND RENAISSANCE on June 17th: 145.05% 
Keys Fine Arts AuctioneersBooks, Maps, Prints and Ephemera on June 15th: 144.82% 
OSENAT20th Century Spirit on May 26th: 142.27% 
Potter and Potter AuctionsThe Magic Collection of David Baldwin, Part II on June 16th: 106.44% 
BonhamsFine Books and Manuscripts on June 20th: 104.70% 
Christian Hesse AuktionenSpring Auction - Books, Autographs, Prints on May 26th: 104.10% 
Bruun RasmussenBooks and Manuscripts on June 19th: 101.21% 


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

Leland Little AuctionsImportant Summer Auction on June 16th: 100.00% 
Leland Little AuctionsA Single-Owner Collection of Cypriot History & Culture on June 15th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 6/10 on June 17th: 99.48% 
Heritage AuctionsAnimation Art on June 17th: 99.30% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 6/10 on June 17th: 96.42% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 6/12 on June 19th: 95.28% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on June 16th: 95.00% 
Potter and Potter AuctionsGambling Memorabilia - Books, Cards, Ephemera on May 19th: 94.30% 
Potter and Potter AuctionsThe Magic Collection of David Baldwin, Part II on June 16th: 92.43% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 5/20 on June 17th: 91.95% 
Swann GalleriesRevolutionary & Presidential Americana from the Collection of William Wheeler III on June 21st: 89.96% 
Bruun RasmussenBooks and Manuscripts on June 19th: 89.71% 
BonhamsFine Books and Manuscripts on June 20th: 87.50% 
Potter and Potter AuctionsSpring Magic Auction - Books, Posters, Prints, Letters, Photos on April 28th: 85.90% 
OSENAT20th Century Spirit on May 26th: 85.71% 
AguttesAguttes Neuilly 2 • ORIGIN (S) • WRITING IN THE MIDDLE AGES AND RENAISSANCE on June 17th: 84.44% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents on June 20th: 83.56% 
Keys Fine Arts AuctioneersBooks, Maps, Prints and Ephemera on June 15th: 81.70% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on June 19th: 81.44% 
Clars Auction GalleryJune 17th Fine Art - Prints on June 17th: 80.56% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Aguttes HEURES PETAU LIVRE D'HEURES À L'USAGE DE ROME on June 17th Actual price: USD $4,976,400.
  2. Aguttes GRANDES HEURES DE GALEAZZO MARIA SFORZA LIVRE D'HEURES, À L'USAGE DE ROME on June 17th Actual price: USD $2,563,600.
  3. Aguttes CANZONIERE; TRIOMPHES;LEONARDO BRUNI, VITA PETRARCAE; PETRARQUE, NOTES SUR LAURE on June 17th Actual price: USD $693,680.
  4. Aguttes EPISTRES D'OVIDE (TRADUCTION DE CINQ DES HÉROIDES D'OVIDE) [SUIVI DE] TROIS POÈMES (L'EPITAFFE DE FEUE MADAME DE BALSAC on June 17th Actual price: USD $678,600.
  5. Aguttes LIVRE D'HEURES (À L'USAGE DE PARIS) on June 17th Actual price: USD $377,000.
  6. Aguttes ATLAS NAUTIQUE DE LA MÉDITERRANÉE COMPORTANT 10 CARTES MARINES on June 17th Actual price: USD $301,600.
  7. Artcurial Correspondance illustrée à une jeune femme : manuscrit autographe signé et aquarelles originales. on June 16th Actual price: USD $278,980.
  8. Aguttes CATHOLICON MAYENCE, COMPOSÉ PAR JOHANNES GUTENBERG, on June 17th Actual price: USD $241,882.
  9. Aguttes PARZIVAL [STRASBOURG], [JOHANN MENTELIN], 1477ET ESCHENBACH (WOLFRAM VON) (PSEUDO-) [ALBRECHT VON SCHARFENBERG]TITUREL on June 17th Actual price: USD $219,893.
  10. Christian Hesse Auktionen Eigenhändiges Manuskript »Skizze zur Einleitung für Richard und Samuel«. [Prag, 14. XI.1911]. Ein gefalztes Doppelblatt und ein Einzelblatt, beide beidseitig beschrieben, zusammen sechs Seiten. on May 26th Actual price: USD $208,800.
  11. Aguttes DECAMERONE [SUIVI DE] HIERONYMUS SQARZAFICUS: VITA DI BOCCACCIO (EN ITALIEN) on June 17th Actual price: USD $197,903.
  12. Aguttes LE RECUEIL DES HYSTOIRES TROYENNES on June 17th Actual price: USD $175,914.
  13. Aguttes Le premier [-second] volume de Vincent Miroir hystorial [suivi de] Le troisiesme [-quatriesme... -cinquiesme] volume de vincent miroir hystorial.Paris, Nicolas Couteau pour Jean Petit, Galliot du Pré, Gilles de Gourmont, 16 mars 1531. on June 17th Actual price: USD $161,255.
  14. Bonhams The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life on June 20th Actual price: USD $138,600.
  15. Aguttes CHARTE IMPÉRIALE DE L'ABBAYE DE CORBIE En latin, manuscrit sur parchemin, on June 17th Actual price: USD $120,640.
  16. Aguttes GENEALOGIAE DEORUM GENTILIUM [DE LA GÉNÉALOGIE DES DIEUX]VENISE, VINDELINUS DE SPIRA, 1472 on June 17th Actual price: USD $109,946.
  17. Bonhams 23 photographs, chiefly of India on June 20th Actual price: USD $92,400.
  18. Aguttes DE CLARIS MULIERIBUS [DES FEMMES CÉLÈBRES] ED. ALBERTUS DE PLACENTIA ET AUGUSTINUS DE CASALI MAIORI on June 17th Actual price: USD $92,355.
  19. Bonhams A Map of the British Empire in America, with the French and Spanish Settlements Adjacent Thereto on June 20th Actual price: USD $90,750.
  20. Aguttes Lettre signée «Jehan», Windsor 26 novembre, à son fils on June 17th Actual price: USD $88,972.
  21. Aguttes Essais de Messire Michel Seigneur de Montaigne, Chevalier de l'Ordre du Roy, & Gentil-homme ordinaire de sa Chambre, Maire & Gouverneur de Bourdeaus. on June 17th Actual price: USD $83,559.
  22. Aguttes HYPNEROTOMACHIA POLIPHILI, UBI HUMANA OMNIA NON NISI SOMNIUM ESSE DOCET, ATQUE OBITER PLURIMA SCITU SANE QUAM DIGNA COMMEMORAT.VENISE, ALDE MANUCE, DÉCEMBRE 1499 on June 17th Actual price: USD $80,627.
  23. Bonhams Harry Potter & the Philosopher's Stone on June 20th Actual price: USD $74,250.
  24. Aguttes LIVRE D'HEURES (À L'USAGE DE PARIS) on June 17th Actual price: USD $70,876.
  25. Winner's Auctions Ltd Very Large Manuscript. Halachic Decisions Organized per the Arba Turim and Other Works. 16th Century Italy on June 19th Actual price: USD $70,760.



32 total sales reported this week:

Swann Galleries. Revolutionary & Presidential Americana from the Collection of William Wheeler III on June 21st: 89.96%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Printed Books, Maps and Documents on June 20th: 83.56%
Lyon and Turnbull. Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Photography on June 19th: 73.50%
Aguttes. Aguttes Neuilly 2 • ORIGIN (S) • WRITING IN THE MIDDLE AGES AND RENAISSANCE on June 17th: 84.44%
OSENAT. Automobilia on June 17th: 64.81%
Clars Auction Gallery. June 17th Fine Art - Prints on June 17th: 80.56%
Bonhams. Fine Books and Manuscripts on June 20th: 87.50%
Potter and Potter Auctions. Gambling Memorabilia - Books, Cards, Ephemera on May 19th: 94.30%
Potter and Potter Auctions. The Magic Collection of David Baldwin, Part II on June 16th: 92.43%
Artcurial. Aristophil Collections: Postal History - Heros of Aviation on June 16th: 18.42%
Leland Little Auctions. Important Summer Auction on June 16th: 100.00%
Leland Little Auctions. A Single-Owner Collection of Cypriot History & Culture on June 15th: 100.00%
Kestenbaum and Company. Judaica - Books, Manuscripts, Letters on June 14th: 54.11%
Bruun Rasmussen. Books and Manuscripts on June 19th: 89.71%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on June 19th: 81.44%
Chiswick Auctions. Modern First Editions, Illustrated Books & Limited Editions on May 30th: 76.11%
Winner's Auctions Ltd. Letters by A. Einstein and Other Illustrious Personalities on June 19th: 69.30%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 6/12 on June 19th: 95.28%
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 4/19 on April 26th: 52.22%
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 6/7 PREVIEW on June 14th: 39.64%
Aste Bolaffi. Rare Books and Autographs on June 14th: 74.64%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 5/20 on June 17th: 91.95%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 6/10 on June 17th: 96.42%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on June 16th: 95.00%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Books, Maps, Prints and Ephemera on June 15th: 81.70%
Pierre Berge and Associes. Modern and Contemporary Art - Prints and Photographs on June 14th: 36.36%
Christian Hesse Auktionen. Spring Auction - Books, Autographs, Prints on May 26th: 69.63%
OSENAT. 20th Century Spirit on May 26th: 85.71%
Potter and Potter Auctions. Spring Magic Auction - Books, Posters, Prints, Letters, Photos on April 28th: 85.90%
Clars Auction Gallery. Art - PrintsJune 16th Fine Art, Furniture, Asian Art, Jewelry Auction - Prints, Photos, Books on June 16th: 73.60%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 6/10 on June 17th: 99.48%
Heritage Auctions. Animation Art on June 17th: 99.30%

 

For the week ahead 34 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jun. 25th
Winter Associates. Plainville, CT . Americana, Nautical, ... Prints and Books. 24 lots
Mayfair Book Auctions. Mayfair, London. The first Mayfair Book Auctions sale, comprising architecture, natural history, travel, religion, hi. 70 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Treasures from Pacific Shores: Numismatics, Mining, & Americana - Day 4. 637 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 75 lots

Tue. Jun. 26th
Bonhams. London. Prints and Multiples. 164 lots
ALDE. Paris. Autographs, Letters and Manuscripts. 248 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Editions and Works on Paper. 249 lots
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Chadds Ford, PA . Summer Quarterly Auction - Prints. 45 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Treasures from Pacific Shores: Numismatics, Mining, & Americana - Day 5. 555 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 6/19. 434 lots

Wed. Jun. 27th
Dorotheum . Vienna. Books and Decorative Prints. 496 lots
Heritage Auctions. Hong Kong. HKINF World Currency Signature Auction. 728 lots
Thomson Roddick Auctioneers & Valuers. Carlisle. Antiquarian and Collectable Books. 268 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Artsy: Modern Icons. 26 lots
Morton Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Auction of Ancient and Contemporary Books from the Collection of a Bibliophile.

Thu. Jun. 28th
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper.
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Art & Illustration, with Asian & Asian-American Material. 364 lots
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Photography.
PosterConnection Inc.. Clayton. Affordable Posters. 329 lots
Soler Y Llach. Barcelona. Books, Maps and Manuscripts. 985 lots
Robert Siegel Galleries. New York. LIVE INTERNET BIDDING AT STAMP AUCTION NETWORK The Kilbourne Collection of CSA Stamps and Postal Hi. 367 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. The Significant Letter Collection of Victor Niederhoffer - Internet bidstart 6/22. 132 lots
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Books, Prints, Photographs.

Fri. Jun. 29th
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. Exhibition Posters.

Sat. Jun. 30th
OSENAT. FONTAINEBLEAU. Historical Books. 71 lots
Vermot de Pas. Paris. Comic Strips, Original Plates and Japanese Animation. 982 lots
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Prints and Multiples.
Goldberg Coins and Collectibles. LOS ANGELES. Collectibles, Space Memorabilia. 665 lots
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. 75172 Pforzheim. Rare Books. 4290 lots
North American Auction Company. Bozeman. Montana Saddlery, Western, Bear Trap & Antique Auction. 69 lots

Sun. Jul. 1st
OSENAT. FONTAINEBLEAU. The Empire, Historical Memories. 55 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 6/3. 200 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 6/24.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 6/24.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Feb 21:</b> NASA archive with 351 photographs, silver & chromogenic prints, 1960-2002. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Feb 21:</b> Edward S. Curtis, suite of 18 cyanotypes, 1910-14. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Feb 21:</b> Edward S. Curtis, <i>Horse Capture, Atsina,</i> unique copper plate for <i>The North American Indian,</i> 1908. $60,000 to $90,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Feb 21:</b> John Whipple, <i>Harriet Beecher Stowe,</i> salted print from a calotype negative, 1853. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Feb 21:</b> Lewis Carroll, <i>Xie Kitchen,</i> albumen print, circa 1872. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Feb 21:</b> Ansel Adams, <i>Taos Pueblo,</i> limited, signed first edition of the artist's first book, 12 silver bromide prints, 1930. $30,000 to $45,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Feb 21:</b><br>JFK in his motorcade about 2 mins before his assassination, chromogenic print, 1963. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Feb 21:</b> Anton Guilio Bragaglia, 6 photomechanical postcards with facsimile signatures, 1911-13, printed 1932. $30,000 to $45,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Feb 21:</b> Société Anonyme, Inc, group of 9 postcards, including 8 real photo postcards, 1920-30. $25,000 to $35,000.
  • <b>Bonhams, Mar 12:</b> Walt Whitman. <i>Leaves of Grass.</i> First edition, first issue, SIGNED in block letters by Whitman. 1855. $200,000 to $300,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 12:</b> Isaac Newton's copy of John Greave's <i>Pyramidographia,</i> London, 1646. $50,000 to $70,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 12:</b> Colonel John Mosby. Robert E. Lee's autograph letter to Samuel Cooper reporting on Mosby's exploits, with Cooper's autograph note ordering his appointment to Major.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 12:</b> Gyula Halasz Brassai. Large archive of autograph and typed letters, over 260, to his family including his wife Gilberte, 1947-1978. $40,000 to $60,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 12:</b> Archive of drawings and letters from Harper Lee to Charles Carruth, including an inscribed first edition of <i>To Kill a Mockingbird.</i> $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 11:</b> VESALIUS, ANDREAS. 1514-1564. <i>De humani corporis fabrica libri septem.</i> Basel: Johannes Oporinus, June 1543. $300,000 to $500,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 11:</b> HARVEY, WILLIAM. 1578-1657. <i>De motu cordis & sanguinis in animalibus Anatomica Exercitatio.</i> Leiden: Joannis Maire, 1639. $25,000 to $35,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 11:</b> BERENGARIO DA CARPI, GIACOMO. 1460-1530. <i>Isagogae breves perlucide ac uberrimae in Anatomiam humani corporis.</i> Bologna: Benedictus Hectoris, 15 July 1523. $15,000 to $25,000
    <b>Bonhams NY, Mar 11:</b> FRANKLIN, BENJAMIN. 1706-1790. <i>Experiments and Observations on Electricity, made at Philadelphia in America…</i> London, 1769. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Bonhams NY, Mar 11:</b> BENIVIENI, ANTONIO. 1443-1502. <i>De abditis nonnullis ac mirandis morborum et sanationum causis.</i>Florence: Filippo Giunta, 1507. $8,000 to $12,000
  • <b>Christie’s Paris, 20 Feb:</b> BELON. <i>L’Histoire de la nature des oyseaux.</i> Paris : Corrozet, 1555. $17,000 to $23,000
    <b>Christie’s Paris, 20 Feb:</b> MIOMANDRE – BARBIER. <i>Dessins sur les danses de Vaslav Nijinsky.</i> Paris. 1913. $23,000 to $34,000
    <b>Christie’s Paris, 20 Feb:</b> HOKUSAI. <i>Fugaku Hyakkei, Edo : Nishimura Yûzô.</i> 1834-1875. $58,000 to $80,000
    <b>Christie’s Paris, 20 Feb:</b> EDWARDS. <i> <br>A Natural History of Uncommon Birds…</i> London : Printed for the Author. 1743-1764. $35,000 to $46,000
    <b>Christie’s Paris, 20 Feb:</b> VESALIUS. <i><br> De Humane Corporis Fabrica libri septem...</i> Basle : J. Oporinus. 1555. $58,000 to $80,000
  • <b>Morton Subastas on Bidsquare:</b><br>Die Französische Expedition gegen Mexico /Beilagen zum Beiheft des Militair - Wochenblattes
    <b>Morton Subastas on Bidsquare:</b><br>The Architecture Of M. Vitruvius Pollio. London, 1791.
    <b>Morton Subastas on Bidsquare:</b> Estatuto Provisional del Imperio Mexicano. México: Imprenta de Andrade y Escalante, 1865.
    <b>Morton Subastas on Bidsquare:</b> Historia de Méjico... México, 1849 - 1852.
    <b>Morton Subastas on Bidsquare:</b> Juárez, Benito - Ogazón, Pedro. Legajos de Bandos del Estado de Guadalajara, 1860-1863.
    <b>Morton Subastas on Bidsquare:</b> Sigüenza y Góngora, Carlos. Mapa de las Aguas que por el Círculo de 90 Leguas Vienen a la Laguna de Tescuco... Méx, 1748.
    <b>Morton Subastas on Bidsquare:</b> Cruces y Campa / Aubert / Valleto. Pareja Imperial, Fusilamiento de Maximiliano, Tipos Mexicanos... ca,1875.
  • <b>Bonhams: Treasures from the Eric C. Caren Collection: How History Unfolds on Paper, Part VII (Online). March 6-14, 2019</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> Albert Einstein A remarkable letter on God in English, one of his most eloquent and quoted, 1 p, July 2, 1945. $100,000 to $150,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> Benjamin Lincoln's commission as Major General in the Continental Army, February 19th, 1777. $60,000 to $90,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> Broadside. A Poem Upon the Bloody Engagement That Was Fought on Bunker's-Hill. 1775. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> Early, full printing of the Star-Spangled Banner in The Yankee, October 7, 1814. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> Paul Revere. Engraving, “The Boston Massacre Perpetrated on March 5, 1770," in <i>Massachusett's Calendar 1772.</i> $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Bonhams: Treasures from the Eric C. Caren Collection: How History Unfolds on Paper, Part VII (Online). March 6-14, 2019</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> Earliest known newspaper coverage of Babe Ruth, "a St Mary's schoolboy," Baltimore, April 4, 1914. $6,000 to $9,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> Franklin, Benjamin. <i>The Independent Whig.</i> First Magazine Published in America, Philadelphia: Keimer, 1723-4. $15,000 to $20,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> Smith, Joseph. <i>The Book of Mormon.</i> Palmyra: Printed by E.B. Grandin for the Author, 1830. First printing. $40,000 to $60,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> Last Words of Joseph Smith. Autograph Letter Signed from a Mormon disciple, conveying a contemporary account of the Prophet's final words, Nauvoo, July 27, 1844. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> John Brown's Body. Autograph Letter Signed from the daughter of John Brown attempting to arrange the return of her father's body, North Elba, Essex Co, NY, November 29, 1859. $4,000 to $6,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> Powell Expedition. Autograph diary of Rhodes C. Allen kept during the Powell Expedition of 1868, June 29, 1868 - November 16, 1868. $20,000 to $40,000