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RBH: 29 Auctions Archived, 26 upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 14 July 29 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 4 denominated in euros, 12 in British pounds, and 13 in US dollars. Sales totaled $25,118,729 as 11,667 lots were offered and 7,988 sold for a 68% success rate.

 

5 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

ChristiesValuable Books and Manuscripts on July 11th: $8,166,675 
SothebysEnglish Literature, History, Children's Books & Illustrations on July 9th: $5,488,097 
SothebysFine Books and Manuscripts Including Americana Online on June 28th: $2,648,100 
Forum AuctionsThe Rothamsted Collection, Day 1: Rarities from the Lawes Agricultural Library on July 10th: $1,815,660 
Forum AuctionsThe Rothamsted Collection, Day 2: Rarities from the Lawes Agricultural Library on July 11th: $1,085,040 

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

Forum AuctionsThe Rothamsted Collection, Day 1: Rarities from the Lawes Agricultural Library on July 10th: 220.08% 
Forum AuctionsThe Rothamsted Collection, Day 2: Rarities from the Lawes Agricultural Library on July 11th: 208.71% 
TooveysPostcards, Cigarette Cards; Photographs, Autographs, Printed & Manuscript Ephemera on July 10th: 192.13% 
SothebysEnglish Literature, History, Children's Books & Illustrations on July 9th: 154.21% 
SothebysPrints and Multiples Online - bistart 3/17 on March 31st: 108.93% 
Chiswick AuctionsThe Library of Giancarlo Beltrame Part III and other Fine & Antiquarian Books on July 12th: 104.44% 


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

Forum AuctionsThe Rothamsted Collection, Day 2: Rarities from the Lawes Agricultural Library on July 11th: 100.00% 
Forum AuctionsThe Rothamsted Collection, Day 1: Rarities from the Lawes Agricultural Library on July 10th: 100.00% 
SothebysIn Motion: Photos by Eadweard Muybridge - Online bidstart 3/24 on April 10th: 100.00% 
SothebysCharity Sale - Prints on April 17th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 7/1 on July 8th: 99.64% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 7/3 on July 10th: 97.90% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 7/1 on July 8th: 97.56% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on July 7th: 95.00% 
SothebysPrints and Multiples Online - bistart 3/17 on March 31st: 92.31% 
Chiswick AuctionsThe Library of Giancarlo Beltrame Part III and other Fine & Antiquarian Books on July 12th: 89.78% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 6/10 on July 8th: 89.54% 
TooveysPostcards, Cigarette Cards; Photographs, Autographs, Printed & Manuscript Ephemera on July 10th: 89.13% 
AguttesPOSTAL HISTORY • WAR OF 1870-1871 on July 6th: 80.54% 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT LEAF FROM THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES on July 9th Actual price: USD $651,700.
  2. Christies The Plantin Polyglot Bible on July 11th Actual price: USD $645,150.
  3. Sothebys THE ORIGINAL MAP OF THE HUNDRED ACRE WOOD on July 9th Actual price: USD $571,900.
  4. Christies The Fall of Princes, in Middle English, from Laurent de Premierfait’s French version of Giovanni Boccaccio’s De casibus virorum illustrium, decorated manuscript on vellum on July 11th Actual price: USD $518,430.
  5. Sothebys CARTE NOUVELLE DE LA PARTIE DE L'OUEST DE LA LOUISIANNE'. on June 28th Actual price: USD $480,000.
  6. Christies Elementa geometriae. on July 11th Actual price: USD $375,870.
  7. Christies Opera, in Greek. on July 11th Actual price: USD $367,950.
  8. Sothebys AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT LEAF FROM THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES, on July 9th Actual price: USD $364,420.
  9. Christies Documents from the library of the pre-eminent Reformation theologian, scholar, and peer of Martin Luther, representing his most significant concerns and teachings. on July 11th Actual price: USD $328,350.
  10. Sothebys ON THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES BY MEANS OF NATURAL SELECTION. on July 9th Actual price: USD $282,625.
  11. Sothebys ...BY-AND-BY THEY CAME TO AN ENCHANTED PLACE ON THE VERY TOP OF THE FOREST… on July 9th Actual price: USD $266,000.
  12. Sothebys AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT LEAF FROM THE EXPRESSION OF THE EMOTIONS OF MAN AND ANIMALS, on July 9th Actual price: USD $266,000.
  13. Christies GENEALOGICAL CHRONICLE OF THE KINGS OF ENGLAND TO EDWARD IV, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on vellum on July 11th Actual price: USD $255,750.
  14. Sothebys FOR A LONG TIME THEY LOOKED AT THE RIVER BENEATH THEM... on July 9th Actual price: USD $232,750.
  15. Sothebys BORN TO RUN WORKING MANUSCRIPT, [LONG BRANCH, NEW JERSEY, 1974] on June 28th Actual price: USD $200,000.
  16. Sothebys AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT LEAF FROM THE EXPRESSION OF THE EMOTIONS IN MAN AND ANIMALS on July 9th Actual price: USD $182,875.
  17. Sothebys LE CAPITAL'. on June 28th Actual price: USD $150,000.
  18. Sothebys HISTORY OF THE EXPEDITION UNDER THE COMMAND OF CAPTAINS LEWIS AND CLARK, TO THE SOURCES OF THE MISSOURI, … on June 28th Actual price: USD $150,000.
  19. Sothebys PAIR OF ILLUSTRATIONS, COMPRISING: on July 9th Actual price: USD $149,625.
  20. Sothebys THE FAERIE QUEEN: THE SHEPHEARDS CALENDAR: TOGETHER WITH THE OTHER WORKS OF ENGLAND'S ARCH-POET. on July 9th Actual price: USD $141,313.
  21. Christies London. on July 11th Actual price: USD $140,250.
  22. Christies Theatrum orbis terrarum. – Parergon. – Nomenclator ptolemaicus. on July 11th Actual price: USD $140,250.
  23. Christies BREVIARY, in Glagolitic – Breviarium Romanum Glagoiticum. on July 11th Actual price: USD $128,700.
  24. Sothebys COLLECTION OF C.119 LETTERS BY HERSCHEL, BABBAGE, LYELL, AND OTHER PHILOSOPHERS, ASTRONOMERS, MATHEMATICIANS, AND GEOLOGISTS on July 9th Actual price: USD $124,688.
  25. Christies THE LANDAU HOURS, use of Paris, in Latin and French, illuminated manuscript on vellum on July 11th Actual price: USD $123,750.



29 total sales reported this week:

Forum Auctions. The Rothamsted Collection, Day 2: Rarities from the Lawes Agricultural Library on July 11th: 100.00%
Forum Auctions. The Rothamsted Collection, Day 1: Rarities from the Lawes Agricultural Library on July 10th: 100.00%
Chiswick Auctions. Autographs & Memorabilia on July 12th: 60.43%
Chiswick Auctions. The Library of Giancarlo Beltrame Part III and other Fine & Antiquarian Books on July 12th: 89.78%
PBA Galleries. Fine Literature and Fine Books on July 12th: 61.31%
Tooveys. Postcards, Cigarette Cards; Photographs, Autographs, Printed & Manuscript Ephemera on July 10th: 89.13%
Alaska Auction. Prints, Posters, Signs on July 11th: 55.32%
RR Auction. Fine Autographs & Artifacts featuring The Founding Fathers - Internet Bidstart 6/29 on July 11th: 52.01%
Christies. Valuable Books and Manuscripts on July 11th: 75.00%
Forum Auctions. Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper on July 12th: 72.00%
Grays Auctioneers. Fine Art Prints, Movie Posters on July 11th: 16.28%
Trafford Books. Books on July 11th: 78.89%
Freemans. Collector's Sale: Ocean Liner Memorabilia on July 10th: 68.63%
Sothebys. The Library of an English Bibliophile on July 10th: 78.54%
Sothebys. English Literature, History, Children's Books & Illustrations on July 9th: 67.40%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 7/3 on July 10th: 97.90%
Sothebys. In Motion: Photos by Eadweard Muybridge - Online bidstart 3/24 on April 10th: 100.00%
Sothebys. Prints and Multiples Online - bistart 3/17 on March 31st: 92.31%
Sothebys. Fine Books and Manuscripts Including Americana Online on June 28th: 67.90%
Sothebys. Charity Sale - Prints on April 17th: 100.00%
Mayfair Book Auctions. The first Mayfair Book Auctions sale, comprising architecture, natural history, travel, religion, hi on June 25th: 40.00%
OSENAT. 19th Century Spirit on July 8th: 66.67%
Michaans Auctions. Gallery Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs on July 7th: 71.43%
Aguttes. POSTAL HISTORY • WAR OF 1870-1871 on July 6th: 80.54%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 7/1 on July 8th: 97.56%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 7/1 on July 8th: 99.64%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 6/10 on July 8th: 89.54%
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. Books, Autographs and Prints on June 30th: 49.40%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on July 7th: 95.00%

 


For the week ahead 14 sales are scheduled:

Tue. Jul. 17th
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Sporting Art - Prints. 15 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 7/10. 491 lots

Wed. Jul. 18th
Bonhams. London. Entertainment Memorabilia. 299 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Prints. 207 lots

Thu. Jul. 19th
Copley Fine Art Auctions. Boston. Sporting Sale - Fine Art Prints. 43 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. The Marine Sale - Books and Prints. 67 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. 2018 July 19-20 Summer Sports Card Catalog Auction. 1409 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Marvels of Modern Music - Internet bidstart 7/12. 816 lots

Fri. Jul. 20th
Skinner. Boston. Early English Books: A Single Owner Sale. 198 lots

Sat. Jul. 21st
Leland Little Auctions. Hillsborough, NC. Mid-Summer Gallery Auction. 52 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Entertainment & Music Memorabilia. 553 lots

Sun. Jul. 22nd
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 7/15.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 7/15.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 6/24. 277 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>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
  • <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
  • <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>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.