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Rare Book Hub: 31 Auctions Archived, another 15 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 30 June 2018, 31 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 11 denominated in euros, 4 in British pounds, 1 in Mexican pesos, and 15 in US dollars.  Turnover was $12,184,813 as 9,914 lots were offered and 7,102 lots sold for a 72% success rate.

 

The doldrums are upon us.

 

 3 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 


Aguttes4 * Free Arts * Works and Correspondence on June 18th: $2,658,971 
BonhamsPrints and Multiples on June 26th: $1,658,085 
Forum AuctionsEditions and Works on Paper on June 26th: $1,450,235 

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

Dorotheum Books and Decorative Prints on June 27th: 140.51% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsCHILDREN'S & ILLUSTRATED BOOKS, MODERN FIRST EDITIONS, PRIVATE PRESS, TOYS & GAMES, ORIGINAL ILLUSTR on June 21st: 136.99% 
Aguttes4 * Free Arts * Works and Correspondence on June 18th: 109.28% 
ALDEAutographs, Letters and Manuscripts on June 26th: 100.27% 


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

Forum Auctions in ItalyNO RESERVE Online Sale: General Antiquarian Books & 20th Century First editions and Works on Paper on June 26th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 6/17 on June 24th: 98.86% 
William H. Bunch Auctions and AppraisalsSummer Quarterly Auction - Prints on June 26th: 97.78% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 6/19 on June 26th: 97.47% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 6/17 on June 24th: 96.46% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 5/27 on June 24th: 95.96% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on June 23rd: 95.06% 
North American Auction CompanyMontana’s Best Early Western & Antique Auction on June 2nd: 91.45% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsCHILDREN'S & ILLUSTRATED BOOKS, MODERN FIRST EDITIONS, PRIVATE PRESS, TOYS & GAMES, ORIGINAL ILLUSTR on June 21st: 90.98% 
Cowans AuctionsAmerican History: Live Salesroom Auction on June 22nd: 84.86% 
Dorotheum Books and Decorative Prints on June 27th: 83.27% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on June 26th: 80.00% 


31 total sales reported this week: 

PBA GalleriesArt & Illustration, with Asian & Asian-American Material on June 28th: 50.55% 
RR AuctionThe Significant Letter Collection of Victor Niederhoffer - Internet bidstart 6/22 on June 28th: 62.88% 
Nosbüsch & StuckeRare Books - Day 2 on June 23rd: 62.16% 
Nosbüsch & StuckeRare Books on June 22nd: 49.43% 
Dorotheum Books and Decorative Prints on June 27th: 83.27% 
North American Auction CompanyMontana’s Best Early Western & Antique Auction on June 2nd: 91.45% 
Forum AuctionsArtsy: Modern Icons on June 27th: 38.46% 
Morton SubastasAuction of Ancient and Contemporary Books from the Collection of a Bibliophile on June 27th: 53.28% 
William H. Bunch Auctions and AppraisalsSummer Quarterly Auction - Prints on June 26th: 97.78% 
Forum Auctions in ItalyNO RESERVE Online Sale: General Antiquarian Books & 20th Century First editions and Works on Paper on June 26th: 100.00% 
ALDEAutographs, Letters and Manuscripts on June 26th: 50.40% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 6/19 on June 26th: 97.47% 
Forum AuctionsEditions and Works on Paper on June 26th: 60.24% 
Cowans AuctionsAmerican History: Live Salesroom Auction on June 22nd: 84.86% 
BonhamsPrints and Multiples on June 26th: 68.29% 
University ArchivesFabulous Autographs, Rare Books and Relics on June 20th: 75.19% 
Winter AssociatesAmericana, Nautical, ... Prints and Books on June 25th: 70.83% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on June 26th: 80.00% 
Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbHModern Contemporary Art, Modern Photography on June 22nd: 44.08% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 5/27 on June 24th: 95.96% 
Galerie BassengePhotography on June 6th: 57.63% 
SkinnerFine Books and Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 5/31 on June 8th: 63.05% 
RR AuctionSports - Internet Bidstart 6/14 on June 21st: 62.84% 
EldredsFine and Decorative Arts - Prints, Books, etc. on June 22nd: 65.63% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsCHILDREN'S & ILLUSTRATED BOOKS, MODERN FIRST EDITIONS, PRIVATE PRESS, TOYS & GAMES, ORIGINAL ILLUSTR on June 21st: 90.98% 
Aguttes8 • MUSIC • FROM LULLY TO STRAVINSKY BY AGUTTES on June 20th: 68.18% 
Aguttes6 • LITERATURE • WRITERS & POETS OF XIX TH -XX TH BY AGUTTES on June 19th: 45.69% 
Aguttes4 * Free Arts * Works and Correspondence on June 18th: 56.97% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 6/17 on June 24th: 98.86% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 6/17 on June 24th: 96.46% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on June 23rd: 95.06% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Aguttes L.A.S. illustrée de on June 18th Actual price: USD $618,280.
  2. Aguttes L.A.S. «Vincent», Arles 22 janvier 1889, à Arnold KONING on June 18th Actual price: USD $392,080.
  3. Aguttes Jazz, Paris, Tériade, 1947 154 pages on June 18th Actual price: USD $337,169.
  4. Nosbüsch & Stucke Ungemein wichtiger Teilnachlass mit einer umfangreichen Sammlung von Vorlesungsmitschriften, Exzerpten, Vorarbeiten zu ihrer Dissertation und Briefen sowie ein Ordner mit 17 meist handschriftlichen Briefen auf 55 Seiten an ihre Schulfreundin Ingeborg Frey on June 23rd Actual price: USD $191,516.
  5. Aguttes Chronique des Temps héroïques on June 18th Actual price: USD $150,800.
  6. Aguttes L.A.S. avec AQUARELLE originale, Bellevue 1880, à une dame on June 18th Actual price: USD $143,260.
  7. Bonhams Balloon Girl on June 26th Actual price: USD $115,500.
  8. Skinner Signed Carte-de-visite. on June 8th Actual price: USD $110,700.
  9. Aguttes Têtes de deux jeunes femmes de profil on June 18th Actual price: USD $90,480.
  10. Bonhams Pichet à glace on June 26th Actual price: USD $79,200.
  11. Forum Auctions Who Cares Wins on June 26th Actual price: USD $62,700.
  12. Bonhams Men in the Cities on June 26th Actual price: USD $57,750.
  13. Forum Auctions Barcode on June 26th Actual price: USD $57,750.
  14. Bonhams Jose Delgado, La Tauromaquia, Ediciones de la Cometa, Barcelona, 1959 on June 26th Actual price: USD $52,800.
  15. Forum Auctions Nola (White Rain) on June 26th Actual price: USD $52,800.
  16. Forum Auctions Twenty Minutes on June 26th Actual price: USD $52,800.
  17. Forum Auctions Girl with Balloon on June 26th Actual price: USD $49,500.
  18. Skinner Norman's Chart of the Lower Mississippi River. on June 8th Actual price: USD $49,200.
  19. Bonhams Mickey (small) on June 26th Actual price: USD $46,200.
  20. Galerie Bassenge Views of buildings illuminated for 'Berlin im L... on June 6th Actual price: USD $43,173.
  21. Bonhams Rainbow Rhythm on June 26th Actual price: USD $39,600.
  22. Forum Auctions Six Piccadillies (Dobke 117-123) on June 26th Actual price: USD $39,600.
  23. Aguttes Portrait d'Iris CLERT on June 18th Actual price: USD $39,208.
  24. Aguttes À toute épreuve, Paris, ÉditionsSurréalistes, 1930 on June 19th Actual price: USD $38,115.
  25. Bonhams No Ball Games (Green) on June 26th Actual price: USD $37,950.

 

For the week ahead 15 auctions are scheduled


Mon. Jul. 2nd
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. Historic Photography: Timed Auction - Internet bidstart 6/21. 235 lots
Gonnelli Casa DAste. Firenze. Books and Graphics. 454 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 90 lots

Tue. Jul. 3rd
Sothebys. London. Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts and Continental and Russian Books. 188 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 6/26. 287 lots
Gonnelli Casa DAste. Firenze. Books and Graphics - Day 2. 495 lots

Wed. Jul. 4th
Bonhams. London. Prints and Multiples. 280 lots
Aste Bolaffi. Milan. Maritime. 80 lots
Gonnelli Casa DAste. Firenze. Books and Graphics - Day 3. 460 lots

Fri. Jul. 6th
Aguttes. Neuilly-sur-Seine . POSTAL HISTORY • WAR OF 1870-1871. 185 lots

Sat. Jul. 7th
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . Gallery Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs.

Sun. Jul. 8th
OSENAT. FONTAINEBLEAU. 19th Century Spirit.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 6/10. 153 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 7/1.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 7/1.

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