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Rare Book Hub: 20 Auctions Archived, another 30 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 7 July 2018 20 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 2 in Swiss francs, 8 in euros, 2 in British pounds, and 8 in US dollars.  Turnover was $7,939,650 as 7,127 lots were offered and 5,179 sold for a 73% success rate.  It’s July; trade wars are brewing, and the auction market for rare books, manuscripts, maps and ephemera is holding its own!

 

3 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

SothebysMedieval and Renaissance Manuscripts and Continental and Russian Books on July 3rd: $2,284,948 
Heritage AuctionsHKINF World Currency Signature Auction on June 29th: $1,329,924 
Koller AuctionsPrints and Multiples on June 30th: $1,071,814 


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

Bruun RasmussenPrints on July 3rd: 476.01% 
Goldberg Coins and CollectiblesCollectibles, Space Memorabilia on July 1st: 116.18% 
Koller AuctionsPrints and Multiples on June 30th: 112.52% 
OSENATHistorical Books on June 30th: 105.53% 
OSENATThe Empire, Historical Memories on July 1st: 100.49% 


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

Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 6/24 on July 1st: 99.50% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 6/26 on July 3rd: 99.30% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 6/24 on July 1st: 98.88% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on June 30th: 97.26% 
Cowans AuctionsHistoric Photography: Timed Auction - Internet bidstart 6/21 on July 2nd: 92.77% 
Heritage AuctionsHKINF World Currency Signature Auction on June 29th: 92.58% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 6/3 on July 1st: 89.00% 
Goldberg Coins and CollectiblesCollectibles, Space Memorabilia on July 1st: 87.52% 


Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys The Breviary of Marie (1344-1404), Duchess of Bar, Daughter of Bonne of Luxembourg and King John II (the Good) of France, Franciscan Use, in Latin with a few rubrics in French on July 3rd Actual price: USD $805,200.
  2. Sothebys John Chrysostom, Homilies on Matthew’s Gospel, in Greek on July 3rd Actual price: USD $330,000.
  3. Koller Auctions Dominique. 1988. on June 30th Actual price: USD $170,185.
  4. Sothebys Bible, with prologues and interpretations of Hebrew Names, in Latin on July 3rd Actual price: USD $107,250.
  5. Koller Auctions Femme au corsage à fleurs. 1958. on June 30th Actual price: USD $103,525.
  6. Gonnelli Casa DAste Voyage dans l'Amérique septentrionale, ou description des pays arrosés par le Mississipi, L'Ohio, le Missouri et autres rivières affluentes [...] Avec un atlas de 36 cartes, plans, vues et figures [...]. Tome premier (-second). on July 2nd Actual price: USD $95,063.
  7. Sothebys LIBER CHRONICARUM. on July 3rd Actual price: USD $85,800.
  8. Heritage Auctions China Central Bank of China 1 Yuan 1936 Pick 209. on June 29th Actual price: USD $84,000.
  9. OSENAT Unique et important portefeuille herbier aux grandes armes impériales probablement utilisé par l’Impératrice Joséphine à la Malmaison. on July 1st Actual price: USD $81,900.
  10. Sothebys Prayerbook with Sequences and Hymns, in Dutch with some Latin rubrics on July 3rd Actual price: USD $79,200.
  11. Sothebys Bible, with prologues and Interpretations of Hebrew Names, in Latin on July 3rd Actual price: USD $74,250.
  12. Sothebys Compilation of pastoral works by Guido de Monte Roquiero, Jean Gerson, and others, in Latin and French on July 3rd Actual price: USD $66,000.
  13. Koller Auctions From: Growing. 1988. on June 30th Actual price: USD $58,681.
  14. Koller Auctions Jacqueline de profil (Buste de femme au corsage blanc). 1958. on June 30th Actual price: USD $55,045.
  15. Koller Auctions Statue of Liberty. 1986. on June 30th Actual price: USD $53,833.
  16. Koller Auctions Françoise. 1946. on June 30th Actual price: USD $52,621.
  17. Koller Auctions Pop Shop I-IV. 1988. on June 30th Actual price: USD $51,409.
  18. Sothebys Book of Hours, Use of Rouen, in Latin and French on July 3rd Actual price: USD $49,500.
  19. Sothebys Book of Hours, Use of Rome, in Latin on July 3rd Actual price: USD $49,500.
  20. Heritage Auctions China Peoples Bank of China 10 Yuan 1953 Pick 870. on June 29th Actual price: USD $48,000.
  21. Heritage Auctions China Empire Yuan Dynasty 2 Kuan 1335-40 Pick UNL S/M#C167-1. on June 29th Actual price: USD $43,200.
  22. Sothebys CLEONIDES, HARMONICUM INTRODUCTORIUM [TRANSLATED BY GEORGIUS VALLA]; VITRUVIUS, DE ARCHITECTURA; ANGELUS POLITIANUS, PANEPISTEMON; LAMIA (PRAELECTIO IN PRIORA ARISTOTELIS ANALYTICA); FRONTINUS, DE AQUAEDUCTIBUS. on July 3rd Actual price: USD $42,900.
  23. Sothebys Book of Hours, Use of Utrecht, in Dutch with some Latin rubrics on July 3rd Actual price: USD $42,900.
  24. Sothebys SINGLE LEAF FROM A BLOCK BOOK [SCHREIBER'S EDITION III]. on July 3rd Actual price: USD $41,250.
  25. Bonhams The Plough on July 4th Actual price: USD $39,600.



20 total sales reported this week:

Goldberg Coins and Collectibles. Collectibles, Space Memorabilia on July 1st: 87.52%
Cowans Auctions. Historic Photography: Timed Auction - Internet bidstart 6/21 on July 2nd: 92.77%
Koller Auctions. Photography on June 28th: 46.39%
Koller Auctions. Prints and Multiples on June 30th: 77.60%
OSENAT. Historical Books on June 30th: 64.79%
Bonhams. Prints and Multiples on July 4th: 60.00%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on July 3rd: 67.78%
OSENAT. The Empire, Historical Memories on July 1st: 45.45%
Sothebys. Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts and Continental and Russian Books on July 3rd: 55.32%
Aste Bolaffi. Maritime on July 4th: 37.50%
Gonnelli Casa DAste. Books and Graphics - Day 3 on July 4th: 46.30%
Gonnelli Casa DAste. Books and Graphics - Day 2 on July 3rd: 58.38%
Gonnelli Casa DAste. Books and Graphics on July 2nd: 69.82%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 6/26 on July 3rd: 99.30%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 6/24 on July 1st: 98.88%
Soler Y Llach. Books, Maps and Manuscripts on June 28th: 35.94%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on June 30th: 97.26%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 6/24 on July 1st: 99.50%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 6/3 on July 1st: 89.00%
Heritage Auctions. HKINF World Currency Signature Auction on June 29th: 92.58%

 

 

For the week ahead 30 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jul. 9th
Sothebys. London. English Literature, History, Children's Books & Illustrations. 319 lots
Moreshet Auctions. Jerusalem. Books and Manuscripts. 238 lots

Tue. Jul. 10th
Tooveys. West Sussex. Postcards, Cigarette Cards; Photographs, Autographs, Printed & Manuscript Ephemera. 138 lots
Forum Auctions. London. The Rothamsted Collection, Day 1: Rarities from the Lawes Agricultural Library. 258 lots
Sothebys. London. The Library of an English Bibliophile. 247 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 7/3. 381 lots
Freemans. Philadelphia. Collector's Sale: Ocean Liner Memorabilia. 51 lots
Kedem Auction. Jerusalem . Judaica: Books, Manuscripts, Letters, Objects. 452 lots

Wed. Jul. 11th
Christies. London - King Street. Valuable Books and Manuscripts. 392 lots
Forum Auctions. London. The Rothamsted Collection, Day 2: Rarities from the Lawes Agricultural Library. 557 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autographs & Artifacts featuring The Founding Fathers - Internet Bidstart 6/29. 1071 lots
Trafford Books. Manchester. Books. 199 lots
Grays Auctioneers. Cleveland, . Fine Art Prints, Movie Posters. 129 lots
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Prints, Posters, Signs. 94 lots

Thu. Jul. 12th
Brunk Auctions. Asheville, NC . Premier Catalogue Auction - Prints, Books. 47 lots
Chiswick Auctions. London. Autographs & Memorabilia. 235 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Literature and Fine Books. 703 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. 225 lots
Chiswick Auctions. London. The Library of Giancarlo Beltrame Part III and other Fine & Antiquarian Books. 362 lots

Fri. Jul. 13th
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Lancaster. Books. 465 lots
Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH. Berlin-Schoneberg. Rare Books, Decorative Prints, Historical Photographs. 1152 lots
Bonhams. Chichester. Automobilia - Books and Prints. 32 lots

Sat. Jul. 14th
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Summer Estates Auction. 25 lots
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Art - Prints. 148 lots
Case Antiques, Inc.. Knoxville. Historic Summer Fine Art and Antiques Auction. 123 lots

Sun. Jul. 15th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 6/174. 174 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 7/8.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 7/8.
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Fine Art, Jewelry, Asian Auction - Prints, Books. 49 lots
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Summer Estates Auction - Books, Prints. 41 lots

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