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Rare Book Hub: 25 Auctions Archived, another 14 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 28 July 2018 25 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; one in Australian dollars, 3 in British pounds, 1 in Mexican pesos, and 20 in US dollars.  Turnover was $9,893,633 as 9,034 lots were offered and 7,514 sold for an 83% sales rate.

 

1 auction saw total proceeds reach a million dollars: 


Heritage Auctions2018 July 19-20 Summer Sports Card Catalog Auction on July 20th: $5,164,978 



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

Bearnes Hampton and LittlewoodBooks, Maps and Prints on March 14th: 162.75% 
Case Antiques, Inc.Historic Summer Fine Art and Antiques Auction on July 14th: 124.20% 
Australian Book AuctionsBooks, Documents, & Maps on July 23rd: 121.35% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents on July 25th: 118.22% 
Copley Fine Art AuctionsSporting Sale - Fine Art Prints on July 20th: 114.01% 


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

National Book AuctionsHorse Racing, Railroads, Art History, etc. on June 30th: 100.00% 
Copley Fine Art AuctionsSporting Sale - Fine Art Prints on July 20th: 100.00% 
Heritage Auctions2018 July 19-20 Summer Sports Card Catalog Auction on July 20th: 99.22% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 7/15 on July 22nd: 98.77% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 7/15 on July 22nd: 97.79% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 7/17 on July 24th: 97.30% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on July 21st: 95.86% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 6/24 on July 22nd: 94.22% 
North American Auction CompanyMontana Saddlery, Western, Bear Trap & Antique Auction on June 30th: 94.20% 
Case Antiques, Inc.Historic Summer Fine Art and Antiques Auction on July 14th: 93.50% 
Bearnes Hampton and LittlewoodBooks, Maps and Prints on March 14th: 88.75% 
Australian Book AuctionsBooks, Documents, & Maps on July 23rd: 87.10% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents on July 25th: 86.00% 
William H. Bunch Auctions and AppraisalsBooks & Works on Paper on July 23rd: 84.07% 
Case Antiques, Inc.Spring Online Auction - Prints, Books on April 22nd: 82.61% 
PBA GalleriesFine Literature and Fine Books on July 26th: 80.18% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Heritage Auctions 1955 Topps Roberto Clemente #164 PSA Mint 9. on July 20th Actual price: USD $264,000.
  2. Heritage Auctions 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle #311 PSA NM+ 7.5. on July 20th Actual price: USD $204,000.
  3. Heritage Auctions 1968 Topps Nolan Ryan - Mets Rookie Stars #177 SGC 98 Gem 10. on July 20th Actual price: USD $120,000.
  4. Heritage Auctions 1949 Bowman Roy Campanella #84 PSA Gem Mint 10. on July 20th Actual price: USD $108,000.
  5. Heritage Auctions 1915 Boston Red Sox Real Photo Postcard PSA VG+ 3.5 with Rookie Babe Ruth. on July 20th Actual price: USD $108,000.
  6. Heritage Auctions 1960 Hemmets Journal Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali) Rookie #23 PSA Gem Mint 10 - The Finest Example Known to the Hobby! on July 20th Actual price: USD $90,000.
  7. Heritage Auctions 1955 Topps Sandy Koufax #123 PSA Mint 9. on July 20th Actual price: USD $90,000.
  8. Copley Fine Art Auctions Long-billed Curlew on July 20th Actual price: USD $79,200.
  9. Heritage Auctions Kaja Foglio Magic: The Gathering: Arabian Nights "Shahrazad" Card Painting Original Art and Card (Wizards of the Coast, 1993). on July 22nd Actual price: USD $72,000.
  10. Heritage Auctions 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle #311 PSA EX 5. on July 20th Actual price: USD $72,000.
  11. Heritage Auctions 2003-04 Upper Deck Exquisite Collection Basketball Unopened Case. on July 20th Actual price: USD $66,000.
  12. Heritage Auctions 1979/80 O-Pee-Chee Hockey Unopened & Still Sealed Wax Box (48 packs) - Gretzky's Rookie Year! on July 20th Actual price: USD $55,200.
  13. Heritage Auctions 1986 Fleer Basketball Wax Box With 36 Unopened Packs. on July 20th Actual price: USD $50,400.
  14. Heritage Auctions 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle #311 SGC 82 EX/MT+ 6.5. on July 20th Actual price: USD $50,400.
  15. Heritage Auctions 1916 M101-4 The Sporting News Babe Ruth Rookie #151 PSA VG 3 (MK). on July 20th Actual price: USD $50,400.
  16. Heritage Auctions 1952 Topps Baseball 5-Cent Unopened Wax Pack PSA NM 7. on July 20th Actual price: USD $48,000.
  17. Skinner The Great Herball Newly Corrected. on July 20th Actual price: USD $46,125.
  18. Heritage Auctions 1957 Topps John Unitas #138 SGC 96 Mint 9 - Pop Three, None Higher. on July 20th Actual price: USD $43,200.
  19. Heritage Auctions 1968 Topps Mickey Mantle #280 PSA Gem Mint 10. on July 20th Actual price: USD $43,200.
  20. Heritage Auctions 1963 Topps Pete Rose - 1963 Rookie Stars #537 PSA Mint 9 - Only One Higher. on July 20th Actual price: USD $38,400.
  21. Heritage Auctions 1910 E98 "Set of 30" Ty Cobb - Red (Black Swamp Find) PSA Mint 9. on July 20th Actual price: USD $37,666.
  22. Heritage Auctions Grateful Dead Concert Poster First Printing Signed By Mouse & Kelley FD-26 (Family Dog, 1966). on July 21st Actual price: USD $37,500.
  23. Heritage Auctions Beatles - Original Capitol Records Meet the Beatles Moving Heads Store Display (1964). on July 21st Actual price: USD $35,000.
  24. Forum Auctions No Ball Games (Grey) on July 24th Actual price: USD $34,320.
  25. Heritage Auctions 1953 Topps Mickey Mantle (SP) #82 PSA NM-MT 8. on July 20th Actual price: USD $33,600.



25 total sales reported this week:

PBA Galleries. Fine Literature and Fine Books on July 26th: 80.18%
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Books, Maps and Prints on March 14th: 88.75%
Guernseys. African American Historic & Cultural Treasures - Day 2 on July 26th: 49.10%
Guernseys. African American Historic & Cultural Treasures on July 25th: 57.18%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Printed Books, Maps and Documents on July 25th: 86.00%
Copley Fine Art Auctions. Sporting Sale - Fine Art Prints on July 20th: 100.00%
Doyle New York. Angling Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake" Johnson on July 24th: 78.49%
Forum Auctions. Artsy: Urban Jungle on July 24th: 68.89%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 7/17 on July 24th: 97.30%
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Books & Works on Paper on July 23rd: 84.07%
Morton Subastas. Engravings, Lithographs, Photographs, Old and Contemporary Books on July 24th: 31.60%
Australian Book Auctions. Books, Documents, & Maps on July 23rd: 87.10%
North American Auction Company. Montana Saddlery, Western, Bear Trap & Antique Auction on June 30th: 94.20%
National Book Auctions. Horse Racing, Railroads, Art History, etc. on June 30th: 100.00%
Case Antiques, Inc.. Spring Online Auction - Prints, Books on April 22nd: 82.61%
Case Antiques, Inc.. Historic Summer Fine Art and Antiques Auction on July 14th: 93.50%
Eldreds. The Marine Sale - Books and Prints on July 20th: 73.13%
RR Auction. Marvels of Modern Music - Internet bidstart 7/12 on July 19th: 62.25%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 6/24 on July 22nd: 94.22%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 7/15 on July 22nd: 97.79%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 7/15 on July 22nd: 98.77%
Heritage Auctions. Entertainment & Music Memorabilia on July 21st: 75.59%
Heritage Auctions. 2018 July 19-20 Summer Sports Card Catalog Auction on July 20th: 99.22%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on July 21st: 95.86%
Skinner. Early English Books: A Single Owner Sale on July 20th: 65.15%

 


For the week ahead 14 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jul. 30th
Profiles in History. Calabasas Hills. Love, Liza - The Auction - Day 1. 588 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 61 lots
Potomack Company. Alexandria. Jewelry & Estate Collections Online - Prints, Books, Manuscripts. 53 lots

Tue. Jul. 31st
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 7/24.
Potomack Company. Alexandria. Native American and Western Auction. 13 lots
Profiles in History. Calabasas Hills. Love, Liza - The Auction - Day 2. 600 lots

Wed. Aug. 1st
Swann Galleries. New York. Vintage Posters. 608 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Summer Americana Sale - Books, Prints. 49 lots
Profiles in History. Calabasas Hills. Love, Liza - The Auction - Day 3. 65 lots

Thu. Aug. 2nd
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics. 1105 lots

Sat. Aug. 4th
Gaston & Sheehan Auctioneers, Inc.. Pflugerville. U.S. Marshals Service National Live/Online Simulcast being held in Round Rock, Texas. 3 lots

Sun. Aug. 5th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 7/29.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 7/29.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 7/8. 212 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.