• <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>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>Chiswick Auctions: Autographs & Memorabilia. February 28, 2019</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Feb 28:</b> Autograph album featuring signatures by prominent actors, politicians, musicians and authors, including Rudolph Valentino. £1,000 to £1,500
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Feb 28:</b> An extremely rare working radio script for Crazy People No 29, the first series of <i>The Goon Show.</i> £600 to £800
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Feb 28:</b> Manuscript prayer book, in German. 8vo, 1755 £800 to £1,200
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Feb 28:</b> Italian Manuscript on Geometry, with diagrams, 18th century. £500 to £700
    <b>Chiswick Auctions: Ornithology, Zoology & Voyages. February 27, 2019</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Feb 27:</b> Thorburn (Archibald). Sparrowhawk, original watercolour & gouache, signed & dated lower right, 1917. £1,500 to £2,000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Feb 27:</b> Burton (Sir Richard Francis). <i>Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to El-Medinah and Meccah.</i> 3 vol., FIRST EDITION, 1855-56. £1,000 to £1,500
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Feb 27:</b> [Mount (Richard) & Page (Thomas)]. <i>The English Pilot. Describing the Sea-Coasts…</i> 31 engraved maps, W. & J. Mount, T. Page, 1756 £4000 to £6000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions: Ornithology, Zoology & Voyages. February 27, 2019</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Feb 27:</b> D’apres De Mannevillette (Jean-Baptiste Nicolas Denis). <i>Le Neptune Oriental.</i> Paris & Brest, [1775 – 1781]. £10,000 to £15,000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Feb 27:</b> Loring (Josiah). Terrestrial Globe Containing all the Late Discoveries and Geographical Improvements. Boston, Gilman Joslin, 1846, £800 to £1,200
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Feb 27:</b> Shelley (G. E., Capt.). <i>A Monograph of the Nectariniidae, or Family of Sun-birds,</i> FIRST EDITION, by the Author, 1876-80. £4,000 to £6,000
  • <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> 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

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Rare Book Hub: 14 Auctions Archived, another 19 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 11 August 2018 14 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 1 denominated in euros, 3 in British pounds, and 10 in US dollars. Total sales were $7,823,586 as 4,070 lots were offered and 3,654 sold for a 90% success rate. Interest in buying has become an every month phenomena.  This past week it was comics. 

 

1 auction saw its total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Heritage AuctionsComics on August 4th: $6,670,739 
 

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

Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on August 9th: 111.49% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on August 7th: 100.76% 


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

Gaston & Sheehan Auctioneers, Inc.U.S. Marshals Service National Live/Online Simulcast being held in Round Rock, Texas on August 4th: 100.00% 
National Book AuctionsBooks and Ephemera – Erle Stanley Gardner, Wood Carving, etc.t on August 4th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsComics on August 4th: 99.73% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 7/29 on August 5th: 99.57% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 7/31 on August 7th: 98.77% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on August 4th: 94.71% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on August 7th: 91.23% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 7/8 on August 5th: 88.68% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on August 9th: 86.47% 
Potomack CompanyNative American and Western Auction on July 31st: 84.62% 
 
 
Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Heritage Auctions Frank Frazetta Escape on Venus Painting Original Art (1972). on August 4th Actual price: USD $660,000.
  2. Heritage Auctions The Incredible Hulk #1 (Marvel, 1962) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Off-white to white pages. on August 4th Actual price: USD $264,000.
  3. Heritage Auctions Gene Colan and Bill Everett Iron Man and Sub-Mariner #1 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1968). on August 4th Actual price: USD $240,000.
  4. Gaston & Sheehan Auctioneers, Inc. "The Great Gatsby" on August 4th Actual price: USD $126,000.
  5. Heritage Auctions Brian Bolland Batman: The Killing Joke Story Page 1 Original Art (DC, 1988). on August 4th Actual price: USD $120,000.
  6. Heritage Auctions John Romita Sr. Amazing Spider-Man #55 Cover Doctor Octopus Original Art (Marvel, 1967). on August 4th Actual price: USD $105,000.
  7. Heritage Auctions Jack Kirby and Chic Stone Tales of Suspense #60 Splash Page 1 Captain America Original Art (Marvel, 1964). on August 4th Actual price: USD $96,000.
  8. Heritage Auctions Wally Wood Weird Science #22 Cover Original Art (EC, 1953). on August 4th Actual price: USD $90,000.
  9. Heritage Auctions Jack Kirby and Paul Reinman X-Men #1 Story Page 5 Original Art (Marvel, 1963). on August 4th Actual price: USD $72,000.
  10. Heritage Auctions Detective Comics #35 Larson Pedigree (DC, 1940) CGC Conserved NM- 9.2 White pages. on August 4th Actual price: USD $66,000.
  11. Heritage Auctions Bernie Wrightson Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley's Frankenstein Unused Illustration Original Art (c. 1975). on August 4th Actual price: USD $60,000.
  12. Heritage Auctions Barry Smith Conan the Barbarian #5 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1971). on August 4th Actual price: USD $60,000.
  13. Heritage Auctions Alex Raymond Flash Gordon Sunday Comic Strip Original Art dated 6-26-38 (King Features Syndicate, 1938). on August 4th Actual price: USD $55,200.
  14. Heritage Auctions Amazing Fantasy #15 (Marvel, 1962) CGC FN 6.0 Off-white pages. on August 4th Actual price: USD $50,400.
  15. Heritage Auctions Robert Crumb Coney Island Baby Cover Original Art (East River Records, 2017). on August 4th Actual price: USD $48,000.
  16. Heritage Auctions Dave Gibbons Watchmen #7 Nite Owl's Hovercraft Cover Original Art (DC, 1987). on August 4th Actual price: USD $48,000.
  17. Heritage Auctions Alex Raymond Jungle Jim Sunday Comic Strip Original Art dated 6-23-35 (King Features Syndicate, 1935). on August 4th Actual price: USD $45,600.
  18. Heritage Auctions Frank Miller The Complete Frank Miller Batman #1 Hardback Cover Element and Interior Illustrations Original Art and Book (DC, 1989). on August 4th Actual price: USD $43,200.
  19. Gaston & Sheehan Auctioneers, Inc. "History of the Indian Tribes of North America" on August 4th Actual price: USD $41,500.
  20. Heritage Auctions Jack Kirby and Joe Sinnott Fantastic Four #57 Sandman Page 2 Original Art (Marvel, 1966). on August 4th Actual price: USD $39,000.
  21. Heritage Auctions The Avengers #1 (Marvel, 1963) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Off-white to white pages. on August 4th Actual price: USD $38,400.
  22. Heritage Auctions Fantastic Four #48 (Marvel, 1966) CGC NM/MT 9.8 White pages. on August 4th Actual price: USD $37,200.
  23. Heritage Auctions Wally Wood Daredevil #6 Story Page 3 Original Art (Marvel, 1965). on August 4th Actual price: USD $36,000.
  24. Heritage Auctions The Amazing Spider-Man #1 (Marvel, 1963) CGC VF- 7.5 White pages. on August 4th Actual price: USD $36,000.
  25. Heritage Auctions Amazing Fantasy #15 (Marvel, 1962) CGC Conserved FN+ 6.5 Off-white to white pages. on August 4th Actual price: USD $36,000.



14 total sales reported this week:

Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on August 9th: 86.47%
PBA Galleries. Fine Books with Art and Illustration on August 9th: 55.17%
National Book Auctions. Books and Ephemera – Erle Stanley Gardner, Wood Carving, etc.t on August 4th: 100.00%
Tooveys. Decorative Pictures - Prints on August 8th: 73.33%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 7/31 on August 7th: 98.77%
Gaston & Sheehan Auctioneers, Inc.. U.S. Marshals Service National Live/Online Simulcast being held in Round Rock, Texas on August 4th: 100.00%
Potomack Company. Native American and Western Auction on July 31st: 84.62%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on August 7th: 91.23%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Select Modern & Contemporary Editions on August 2nd: 45.98%
Eldreds. Summer Americana Sale - Books, Prints on August 3rd: 67.35%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 7/8 on August 5th: 88.68%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 7/29 on August 5th: 99.57%
Heritage Auctions. Comics on August 4th: 99.73%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on August 4th: 94.71%

 

For the week ahead 19 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Aug. 13th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 74 lots
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. Fine Books, Maps and Manuscripts - online bidstart 8/2. 137 lots

Tue. Aug. 14th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 8/7. 315 lots
Doyle New York. New York. Hunting Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake" Johnson. 214 lots
Quagga Rare Books and Art. Cape Town. Quagga Auction- Internet bidstart 8/9. 41 lots
Kedem Auction. Jerusalem . Online Auction 16: Jewish & Israeli History, Art & Culture. 500 lots

Wed. Aug. 15th
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books Online. 335 lots
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Online only: Prints, Iditarod memorabilia. 41 lots

Thu. Aug. 16th
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Multicultural Auction - Prints, Books. 23 lots

Fri. Aug. 17th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. ANA WFOM Currency Platinum Night Auction - Philadelphia. 114 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. ANA WFOM World Currency Platinum Night Auction - Philadelphia. 221 lots

Sat. Aug. 18th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Americana and Political. 1134 lots
Northeast Auctions. Portsmouth. Summer Auction. 113 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Summer Platinum Night Sports Collectibles. 497 lots
Northeast Auctions. Portsmouth. THE SUE MACKAY & PETER FIELD COLLECTION. 14 lots
Addison and Sarova. Macon. Rare Books, Manuscripts & Ephemera. 423 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 162 lots

Sun. Aug. 19th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 8/12.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 8/12.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <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