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Rare Book Hub: 20 Auctions Archived, another 23 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 18th August 2018 20 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 1 denominated in euros, 1 in British pounds, and 18 in US dollars.  Turnover was $2,791,709 as 6,321 lots were offered and 5,122 sold for an 81% success rate.  In what are traditionally the doldrums of summer there continue to be flashes of lightning.  The auction houses slow for well-earned vacations while the auction addicted paw through the summer’s traditionally thin offerings to find reasons to collect, I among them, for tomorrow an interesting lot arrives and another prepares to enter the rooms.  For those who love the material they collect there are no days off any more.

 

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

Profiles in HistoryLove, Liza - The Auction - Day 3 on August 1st: 357.92% 
SkinnerAugust Americana - Online on August 14th: 263.22% 
Profiles in HistoryLove, Liza - The Auction - Day 1 on July 30th: 190.20% 
Profiles in HistoryLove, Liza - The Auction - Day 2 on July 31st: 141.03% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books Online on August 15th: 139.78% 
Doyle New YorkHunting Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake" Johnson on August 14th: 125.37% 


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

Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 8/5 on August 12th: 99.46% 
Profiles in HistoryLove, Liza - The Auction - Day 3 on August 1st: 98.46% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 8/7 on August 14th: 97.14% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 8/5 on August 12th: 96.71% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 7/15 on August 12th: 96.08% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on August 11th: 95.81% 
Doyle New YorkHunting Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake" Johnson on August 14th: 94.42% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books Online on August 15th: 93.73% 
Clars Auction GalleryPrints, Books, Photographs on August 12th: 89.66% 
Michaans AuctionsGallery Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs on August 11th: 86.67% 
Profiles in HistoryLove, Liza - The Auction - Day 1 on July 30th: 86.56% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on August 14th: 81.08% 
 
 
Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. RR Auction Charles de Gaulle ALS on August 8th Actual price: USD $33,690.
  2. RR Auction Charles de Gaulle Handwritten Manuscript on August 8th Actual price: USD $22,234.
  3. Heritage Auctions Amazing Fantasy #15 (Marvel, 1962) CGC GD/VG 3.0 Off-white to white pages. on August 12th Actual price: USD $21,600.
  4. Profiles in History Liza Minnelli (350+) oversize doubleweight custom production photographs from New York, New York. on July 31st Actual price: USD $17,000.
  5. Profiles in History Liza Minnelli personal 1971 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow sedan. on July 31st Actual price: USD $16,000.
  6. RR Auction Mary Blair concept painting from Alice in Wonderland on August 8th Actual price: USD $14,700.
  7. RR Auction Mary Blair concept painting from Cinderella on August 8th Actual price: USD $14,700.
  8. Profiles in History Judy Garland 'Dorothy Gale' wig from the first week of shooting on The Wizard of Oz. on July 30th Actual price: USD $14,000.
  9. RR Auction The Doors: Jim Morrison Signed Photo on August 8th Actual price: USD $13,632.
  10. Clars Auction Gallery Prints, Benny Andrews on August 11th Actual price: USD $13,530.
  11. Profiles in History Peanuts original daily comic strip art inscribed and signed by Charles M. Schulz to Liza Minnelli. on July 31st Actual price: USD $13,000.
  12. Cowans Auctions [Illustrated - Audubon - Color Plate Ornithology] 8 Volume Royal Octavo Audubon "Birds," in Publisher's 1/2 Morocco Binding Complete with 500 Color Plates on August 13th Actual price: USD $12,000.
  13. Profiles in History Liza Minnelli personal hand-annotated book bound shooting script for Cabaret. on July 31st Actual price: USD $12,000.
  14. Profiles in History Vincente Minnelli 1-sheet Style C poster for his first film, Cabin in the Sky. on July 30th Actual price: USD $12,000.
  15. RR Auction Mary Blair concept painting of the Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland on August 8th Actual price: USD $11,639.
  16. RR Auction Japanese Sword and Pistol Surrendered by Col. Hitoshi Masaki Archive on August 8th Actual price: USD $11,542.
  17. RR Auction U. S. Grant Signed Photo on August 8th Actual price: USD $11,127.
  18. RR Auction Albert Einstein ALS on August 8th Actual price: USD $11,026.
  19. Skinner A Four-oared Shell Race on August 14th Actual price: USD $10,455.
  20. Cowans Auctions [Photography - Original Photographs - Botanical] Rare 3 Volume Work by Edwin Hale Lincoln: "Orchids of New England and New York," 1930 with 81 Original Platinum Prints, Published in Pittsfield, Massachusetts in 1930 on August 13th Actual price: USD $10,200.
  21. RR Auction George Washington on August 8th Actual price: USD $10,003.
  22. Profiles in History Vincente Minnelli archive of (20+) internal MGM studio documentation regarding his films. on July 30th Actual price: USD $10,000.
  23. RR Auction Chinese-Made Field Jacket Belonging to George L. Paxton of the A.V.G. 'Flying Tigers' Jacket with Patch on August 8th Actual price: USD $9,897.
  24. RR Auction George S. Patton Group Lot on August 8th Actual price: USD $9,764.
  25. Profiles in History Vincente Minnelli (225+) original and vintage reprint photographs and negatives spanning his career. on July 30th Actual price: USD $9,500.



20 total sales reported this week:

Doyle New York. Hunting Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake" Johnson on August 14th: 94.42%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Printed Books Online on August 15th: 93.73%
Quagga Rare Books and Art. Quagga Auction- Internet bidstart 8/9 on August 14th: 29.27%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on August 14th: 81.08%
Skinner. August Americana - Online on August 14th: 77.27%
Profiles in History. Love, Liza - The Auction - Day 3 on August 1st: 98.46%
Profiles in History. Love, Liza - The Auction - Day 2 on July 31st: 76.83%
Profiles in History. Love, Liza - The Auction - Day 1 on July 30th: 86.56%
Cowans Auctions. Fine Books, Maps and Manuscripts - online bidstart 8/2 on August 13th: 61.31%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 8/5 on August 12th: 99.46%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 8/7 on August 14th: 97.14%
Kedem Auction. Online Auction 16: Jewish & Israeli History, Art & Culture on August 14th: 66.00%
Clars Auction Gallery. Prints, Books, Photographs on August 12th: 89.66%
Clars Auction Gallery. Art - Prints on August 11th: 76.59%
Grays Auctioneers. Fine Art, Furniture and Decorative Art - Prints on August 8th: 52.27%
Michaans Auctions. Gallery Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs on August 11th: 86.67%
RR Auction. August Auction Featuring WWII and Animation bidstart 7/20 on August 8th: 56.38%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 7/15 on August 12th: 96.08%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 8/5 on August 12th: 96.71%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on August 11th: 95.81%

 

For the week ahead 23 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Aug. 20th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 64 lots

Tue. Aug. 21st
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 8/14. 524 lots
Winner's Auctions Ltd. Jerusalem. Eretz Israel and Zionism, Postcards and Photographs, Numismatics, Posters, Maps, Judaica, Holy books. 466 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Japanese Art - Prints. 258 lots
Morton Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Cartography, Geography, Science and Religion.. 338 lots

Wed. Aug. 22nd
Forum Auctions. London. Artsy: Color Theory. 42 lots
Chiswick Auctions. London. Printed Books and Manuscripts. 192 lots
University Archives. Westport. Incredible Selection of Autographed Documents, Manuscripts, Books & Relics - Internet bidstart 8/2. 298 lots
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Online - Prints. 27 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. The Prints of Paul Jacoulet. 96 lots
Purcell Auctioneers. Birr. August Antiques and Collectibles. 145 lots

Thu. Aug. 23rd
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper. 126 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Travel and Exploration - Cartography. 739 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Asian Art - Books and Prints. 21 lots

Fri. Aug. 24th
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Americana and Collectibles - Day 1. 120 lots
John McInnis Auctioneers. Amesbury. Three Day Single Owner Auction. 90 lots

Sat. Aug. 25th
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. Summer Magic Auction.
North American Auction Company. Bozeman. Early Frontier, Western & Firearms Auction.
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Americana and Collectibles - Day 2. 435 lots

Sun. Aug. 26th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 8/19.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 8/19.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 7/29. 274 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Americana and Collectibles - Day 3. 500 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>Koller Auctions: Books & Autographs. March 26, 2019</b>
    <b>Koller Auctions, Mar 26:</b> Jacques Gamelin. <i>Nouveau recueil d'osteologie et de myologie, dessine d'apres nature...</i> 2 parts in 1 vol., large folio, 82 copper plates. CHF 12,000 to 18,000
    <b>Koller Auctions, Mar 26:</b> Melchior Pfintzing. <i>Die geverlicheiten und einsteils geschichten des loblichen streytparen...</i> 118 woodcut engravings, first edition. CHF 30,000 to 50,000
    <b>Koller Auctions, Mar 26:</b> Book of hours. Handwritten Latin text on vellum. With 17 large miniatures, Flanders, c.1460. CHF 70,000 to 90,000
    <b>Koller Auctions, Mar 26:</b> Maria Sibylla Merian. <i> Dissertatio de generatione et metamorphosibus insectorum Surinamensium,</i> 72 copper plates, Den Haag, 1726. CHF 60,000 to 90,000
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 21:</b> Princess Diana, group of 6 ALS to the editor of British Vogue, 1989-92. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 21:</b> Joseph Brant, Mohawk Chief, ALS, writing with news after pledging support to King George III against the American rebels, 1776. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 21:</b> Ulysses S. Grant, photograph dated & signed as President, portrait by Brady, 1875. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 21:</b> Alexander Graham Bell, ALS, accepting an invitation to tea during his only trip to Japan, 1898. $1,000 to $2,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 21:</b> Nikola Tesla, signature & date on his monogrammed correspondence card, 1935. $3,500 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 21:</b> Richard Wagner, ALS, concerning his opera Rienzi, 1869. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 21:</b> Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, autograph note signed, requesting the address of Yvette Guilbert, 1895. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 21:</b> Claude Monet, ALS, to painter Harry Lachman, complaining that his vision has not improved, 1920s. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 21:</b> Friedrich Hölderlin, autograph manuscript, unsigned, 7 lines quoting Michael Denis's <i>Ossians und Sineds Lieder.</i> $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 21:</b> Guestbook for Lüchow's restaurant, over 400 signatures, including W.H. Auden, Grace Kelly & drawings by Charles Addams, NYC, 1950-56. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 21:</b> George Washington, lottery ticket, signed, 1768. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 21:</b> Vaslav Nijinsky, postcard dated & signed, showing a drawing of him in <i>Schéhérazade,</i> 1916. $2,500 to $3,500.
  • <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>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. March 28, 2019</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar 28:</b> Greco (Gioachino). <i>Primo modo del gioco de Partito…</i> Manuscript, France, 1624 or 1625. A collection of partiti, or 'chess problems' by one of the most important figures in the history of chess. £20,000 to £30,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar 28:</b> Herodotus. <i>Historiae,</i> translated into Latin by Lorenzo Valla and edited by Antonio Mancinelli. Venice, 1494. £15,000 to £20,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar 28:</b> Darwin (Charles). Autograph Letter signed to his cousin Reginald Darwin, Down, Beckenham, Kent, 27th March 1879. £12,000 to £18,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. March 28, 2019</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar 28:</b> Nicolay (Nicolas de). <i>The Navigations, peregrinations and voyages, made into Turkie,</i> first edition in English, Imprinted at London by Thomas Dawson, 1585. £10,000 to £15,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar 28:</b> Saint-Exupéry (Antoine de). <i>The Little Prince,</i> number 66 of 525 copies signed by the author, 1943. £8,000 to £12,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar 28:</b> Catlin (George, 1796-1872). Tuch-ee, A Celebrated War Chief of the Cherokees, watercolour, [circa 1834]. £6,000 to £8,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. March 28, 2019</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar 28:</b> Genetics.- A collection of c.300 pamphlets on genetics comprising many of the major contributions from the first half of the 20th century. £5,000 to £7,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar 28:</b> India.- Rajasthan.- Kota School (probably late 18th c.). Elephant in a landscape with chains around his feet, brush and black ink with opaque pigments. £5,000 to £7,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar 28:</b> Commelin (Caspar). <i>Horti medici Amstelaedamensis plantae rariores et exoticae,</i> first edition, 48 finely hand-coloured engraved plates, Leiden, F.Haringh, 1706. £4,000 to £6,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. March 28, 2019</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar 28:</b> Plague-water and cookery & medical recipes.- Jackson (Mrs Sarah). Medical and cookery recipes, manuscript in several hands, title and 134pp., 1688-1755. £4,000 to £6,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar 28:</b> Vernet (<i>After</i> Joseph, 1714-1789). <i>[Vues des ports de France],</i> sixteen plates (of 18), etchings and engravings by Charles Nicolas Cochin fils and Jacques Philippe Le Bas, [c.1760-1780]. £4,000 to £6,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar 28:</b> Detmold (Edward Julius, 1883-1957). Parrots and Butterflies, watercolour. £2,500 to £3,500.