• <b>Christie’s London June 5:</b> <i>Le Neptune François, ou Atlas Nouveau des Cartes Marines. Levées et Gravées par ordre exprès du Roy...</i> Paris: Hubert Jaillot, 1693 [but Amsterdam: Pieter Mortier, 1693-1700].
    <b>Christie’s London June 5:</b> BLAEU, Willem Janszoon. <i>Le Flambeau de la Navigation monstrant la description & delineation de toutes les Costes & Havres…</i> Amsterdam: Jan Jansson, 1620.
    <b>Christie’s London June 5:</b> [WALDSEEMÜLLER, Martin.] <i>Orbis Typus Universalis Iuxta Hydrographorum Traditionem.</i> [Strasbourg: 1513].
    <b>Christie’s London June 5:</b> KEULEN, Johannes van. <i>De Groote Nieuwe Vermeerderde Zee-Atlas ofte Water-Werelt.</i> Amsterdam: Johannes van Keulen, 1688.
    <b>Christie’s London June 5:</b> DONCKER, Hendrick. <i>De Zee-Atlas of Water-Waerelt.</i> Amsterdam: Hendrick Doncker, 1666.
    <b>Christie’s London June 5:</b> GARNIER, Francis and Ernest DOUDART DE LAGRÉE. <i>Voyage d'exploration en Indo-Chine effectué pendant les années 1866, 1867 et 1868 par une Commission Française.</i> Paris: Hachette, 1873 [-1875].
  • <b>Bonhams, Jun 13:</b> Darwin, Charles. <i>On the Origin of Species.</i> Presentation Copy. Very Fine. $200,000 to $300,000
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13:</b> Darwin, Charles. Autograph Letter Signed, 3 pp, negotiating the 2nd American edition with Appleton $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13:</b> Hemingway, Ernest. Autograph Letter Signed, 8 pp, Paris, 1924, to his father discussing Bullfighting, Stories, and his new baby. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13:</b> Shakespeare, William. <i>Corialanus.</i> London, 1623. 1st printing [Extracted from the First Folio]. $40,000 to $60,000
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13:</b> Swift, Jonathan. <i>Gulliver's Travels.</i> London, 1726. 1st edition, Teerink's A edition, fine, large copy. $15,000 to $25,000
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13:</b> Neill, John R. Pen-and-ink drawing from Oz, "He raised his gun, took aim and fired," $6,000 to $8,000
    <center><b>Bonhams<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>June 13 - New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13:</b> Shakespeare, William. <i>Sonnets.</i> 1901. 2 volumes. Printed on vellum and illuminated by Ross Turner, bound by Trautz-Bauzonnet. $8,000 to $12,000
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13:</b> Thompson, Kay. <i>Eloise at Christmastime.</i> New York: Random House, [1958]. First edition. In custom binding by Asprey. $3,000 to $5,000
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13:</b> Beardsley, Aubrey. <i>The Birth, Life, and Acts of King Arthur.</i> 1893-94. 2 volumes. Contemporary painted vellum gilt by Chivers. $2,000 to $3,000
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13:</b> Assisi, St. Francis. <i>The Canticle of Brother Sun.</i> Illuminated on vellum, for the Grolier Society. $7,000 to $9,000
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13:</b> Taylor, Deems. <i>Walt Disney’s Fantasia.</i> New York: 1940. In custom binding by Asprey. $3,000 to $5,000
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13:</b> Proust, Marcel. <i>Du coté de chez Swann.</i> 1st edition, 1st issue. Inscribed by Proust. $5,000 to $7,000
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13:</b> Rackham, Arthur. <i>Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens.</i> 1/500 copies signed by Rackham. $1,500 to $2,500
  • <center><b>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on May 27th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 27:</b><br><i>Breviarium Romanum,</i> before 1478. Est: € 15,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 27:</b><br>C. Ptolemaeus, <i>Geographie,</i> 1513.<br>Est: € 140,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 27:</b><br>M. Chagall, <i>Daphnis & Chloé,</i> 1961.<br>Est: € 130,000
    <center><b>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on May 27th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 27:</b><br>F. Colonna, <i>Hypnerotomachia Poliphili,</i> 1499. Est: € 20,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 27:</b><br>J. H. van Linschoten, <i>Itinerarium,</i> 1644. Est: € 50,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 27:</b><br>M. Chagall, <i>Cirque,</i> 1967.<br>Est: € 120,000
    <center><b>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on May 27th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 27:</b><br>G. L. L. Buffon, <i>Histoire naturelle des oiseaux,</i> 1765-83. Est: € 30,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 27:</b><br>K. Marx, <i>Das Kapital,</i> 1867.<br>Est: € 30,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 27:</b><br>P. J. Redouté, <i>Les liliacées,</i> 1802-16.<br>Est: € 120,000
    <center><b>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on May 27th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 27:</b><br>M. E. Bloch, <i>Naturgeschichte der Fische,</i> 1782-95. Est: € 50,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 27:</b><br>H. A. Châtelain, <i>Atlas historique,</i> 1718-20. Est: € 18,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 27:</b><br>Bauhausbücher, complete series, 1925-30. Est: € 28,000
  • <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. May 30, 2019</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions May 30:</b> Bouchette (Lt.-Col.Joseph, Canadian Surveyor-General of British North America). A Plan of the Province of Upper Canada, manuscript map, [c.1790-1795]. £20,000 to £30,000
    <b>Forum Auctions May 30:</b> Browne (W.H.). Ten Coloured Views taken during the Arctic Expedition of Her Majesty's Ships "Enterprise" and "Investigator", first edition, presentation copy, 1850. £4,000 to £6,000
    <b>Forum Auctions May 30:</b> Lovelace (Ada).- Lacroix (Silvestre Francois). <i>An Elementary Treatise on the Differential and Integral Calculus,</i> first edition in English, Lovelace's copy, Cambridge, 1816. £3,000 to £4,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. May 30, 2019</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions May 30:</b> Rackham (Arthur). <i>Grimm's Fairy Tales,</i> one of 750 copies signed by the artist, 1909. One of several signed limited editions by Rackham in the sale. £1,000 to £1,500
    <b>Forum Auctions May 30:</b> Schedel (Hartmann). <i>Liber chronicarum [German] Das Buch der Croniken und Geschichten,</i> Augsburg, Johann Schonsperger, 1500. £10,000 to £15,000
    <b>Forum Auctions May 30:</b> Gandhi, Mohandas.- Eichenberg (Fritz, German-American illustrator). Autograph inscription by Ghandi with celebrated bust-length wood-engraved portrait by Eichenberg, c.1942. £10,000 to £15,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. May 30, 2019</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions May 30:</b> Shakespeare (William). <i>A Collection of Poems,</i> 2 vol. in 1, for Bernard Lintott, [1710-11]. £8,000 to £12,000
    <b>Forum Auctions May 30:</b> Churchill (SirWinston Spencer). Midland Conservative Club. Presidential Address Delivered by Winston Spencer Churchill, Esq., June 1st, 1899, first edition, [1899]. £10,000 to £15,000
    <b>Forum Auctions May 30:</b> [Walpole (Horace)]. <i>The Castle of Otranto, a Story,</i> first Dublin edition, Dublin, 1765. £800 to £1,200
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. May 30, 2019</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions May 30:</b> Dickens (Charles). Sketches by "Boz," Illustrative of Every-day Life, and Every-day People, [First Series] - Second Series, together 3 vol., first editions, first issues , 1836-7. £10,000 to £15,000
    <b>Forum Auctions May 30:</b> Wilde (Oscar). [Works], 14 vol., first collected edition, one of 80 sets on Japanese vellum, Methuen & Co., 1908. £8,000 to £12,000
    <b>Forum Auctions May 30:</b> Rowling (J.K.). <i>Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone,</i> first edition, first printing, 1997. £20,000 to £30,000

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Rare Book Hub: 21 Auctions Archived, another 14 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 25 August 2018 21 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 1 denominated in euros, 3 in British pounds, 1 in Mexican pesos, and 16 in US dollars.  Turnover was $14,630,994 as 4,915 lots were offered and 4,282 sold for an 87% success rate.  As we have come to expect, when the number of lots offered declines the percentage of lots sold rises.  Why?  Because interest in buying is relatively constant so constant interest pursuing fewer lots generates higher bids.  This is the way it works.

 

4 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 


Heritage AuctionsSummer Platinum Night Sports Collectibles on August 19th: $8,588,130 
Heritage AuctionsANA WFOM Currency Platinum Night Auction - Philadelphia on August 17th: $1,976,946 
Heritage AuctionsANA WFOM World Currency Platinum Night Auction - Philadelphia on August 17th: $1,349,640 
Arader GalleriesSelect Language?? Arader Galleries Summer Auction on July 28th: $1,226,283 


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

Northeast AuctionsTHE SUE MACKAY & PETER FIELD COLLECTION on August 18th: 203.05% 
Northeast AuctionsSummer Auction on August 19th: 120.07% 
Morton SubastasCartography, Geography, Science and Religion. on August 21st: 115.89% 


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

Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 8/12 on August 19th: 99.80% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 8/14 on August 21st: 97.90% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 8/12 on August 19th: 97.90% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on August 18th: 94.61% 
Heritage AuctionsANA WFOM Currency Platinum Night Auction - Philadelphia on August 17th: 93.86% 
Heritage AuctionsSummer Platinum Night Sports Collectibles on August 19th: 93.56% 
Northeast AuctionsTHE SUE MACKAY & PETER FIELD COLLECTION on August 18th: 92.86% 
Northeast AuctionsSummer Auction on August 19th: 92.11% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on August 23rd: 90.48% 
Addison and SarovaRare Books, Manuscripts & Ephemera on August 18th: 88.89% 
Alaska AuctionOnline only: Prints, Iditarod memorabilia on August 15th: 87.80% 
EldredsThe Prints of Paul Jacoulet on August 22nd: 87.50% 
Chiswick AuctionsPrinted Books and Manuscripts on August 22nd: 85.94% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on August 21st: 82.81% 
Alaska AuctionMulticultural Auction - Prints, Books on August 16th: 82.61% 
EldredsJapanese Art - Prints on August 22nd: 80.23% 
 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Heritage Auctions 1964 Mickey Mantle World Series Home Run Record-Setting Game Worn New York Yankees Jersey, MEARS A9. on August 19th Actual price: USD $1,320,000.
  2. Heritage Auctions 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle #311 PSA NM-MT+ 8.5. on August 19th Actual price: USD $810,000.
  3. Heritage Auctions 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle #311 PSA NM-MT 8. on August 19th Actual price: USD $420,000.
  4. Heritage Auctions 1916 Indianapolis Brewing Co. Babe Ruth #151 Rookie PSA VG-EX 4. on August 19th Actual price: USD $264,000.
  5. Morton Subastas On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection. on August 21st Actual price: USD $246,000.
  6. Heritage Auctions 1930-31 Babe Ruth Signed New York Yankees Player's Contract--The Richest of His Career. on August 19th Actual price: USD $243,600.
  7. Heritage Auctions 1914 Boston Garter Color "Ty" Cobb SGC 50 VG/EX 4. on August 19th Actual price: USD $204,000.
  8. Arader Galleries Mitchell Map of North America, 1755 on July 28th Actual price: USD $201,300.
  9. Heritage Auctions 1927 Babe Ruth Home Run #48 Baseball Signed and Notated in Ruth's Hand! on August 19th Actual price: USD $192,000.
  10. Heritage Auctions 1922 Babe Ruth Game Used & Signed Bat, PSA/DNA GU 9.5. on August 19th Actual price: USD $180,000.
  11. Heritage Auctions 1967-2018 Super Bowl Full Ticket Run of 52--Number One All-Time Finest on the PSA Set Registry! on August 19th Actual price: USD $168,000.
  12. Heritage Auctions Fr. 2221-G $5,000 1934 Federal Reserve Note. PMG Choice Uncirculated 64. on August 17th Actual price: USD $150,000.
  13. Heritage Auctions 1914 Cracker Jack Christy Mathewson #88 PSA EX 5. on August 19th Actual price: USD $144,000.
  14. Arader Galleries Pitt&#x27;s English Atlas on July 28th Actual price: USD $122,000.
  15. Heritage Auctions Fr. 1078b $100 1914 Red Seal Federal Reserve Note PMG Superb Gem Unc 67 EPQ. on August 17th Actual price: USD $120,000.
  16. Arader Galleries Origin of Mason Dixon Line on July 28th Actual price: USD $115,900.
  17. Heritage Auctions 1909-11 T206 Piedmont Christy Mathewson Portrait PSA NM-MT+ 8.5. on August 19th Actual price: USD $114,000.
  18. Heritage Auctions Zanzibar Zanzibar Government 20 Rupees 1.1.1908 Pick 4cts Color Trial Specimen. on August 17th Actual price: USD $108,000.
  19. Heritage Auctions Fr. 2221-G $5,000 1934 Federal Reserve Note. PCGS Choice About New 58PPQ. on August 17th Actual price: USD $102,000.
  20. Heritage Auctions Fr. 1179 $20 1905 Gold Certificate PMG Superb Gem Unc 67 EPQ. on August 17th Actual price: USD $102,000.
  21. Arader Galleries Ortelius&#x27; Theatrum Orbis Terrarum on July 28th Actual price: USD $97,600.
  22. Heritage Auctions Fr. 1072a $100 1914 Red Seal Federal Reserve Note Cut Sheet of Four PMG Choice Uncirculated 64. on August 17th Actual price: USD $96,000.
  23. Heritage Auctions 1964 American League Most Valuable Player Award from The Brooks Robinson Collection. on August 19th Actual price: USD $90,000.
  24. Heritage Auctions 1952 Ted Williams Game Worn Boston Red Sox Jersey, MEARS A10. on August 19th Actual price: USD $90,000.
  25. Heritage Auctions Philadelphia, PA - $100 1882 Brown Back Fr. 520 The Western NB Ch. # 656 on August 17th Actual price: USD $90,000.



21 total sales reported this week:


Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on August 23rd: 90.48%
Forum Auctions. Artsy: Color Theory on August 22nd: 78.57%
Chiswick Auctions. Printed Books and Manuscripts on August 22nd: 85.94%
Northeast Auctions. Summer Auction on August 19th: 92.11%
Eldreds. The Prints of Paul Jacoulet on August 22nd: 87.50%
Addison and Sarova. Rare Books, Manuscripts & Ephemera on August 18th: 88.89%
Eldreds. Japanese Art - Prints on August 22nd: 80.23%
Northeast Auctions. THE SUE MACKAY & PETER FIELD COLLECTION on August 18th: 92.86%
Morton Subastas. Cartography, Geography, Science and Religion. on August 21st: 33.43%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on August 21st: 82.81%
Alaska Auction. Online only: Prints, Iditarod memorabilia on August 15th: 87.80%
Alaska Auction. Multicultural Auction - Prints, Books on August 16th: 82.61%
Arader Galleries. Select Language?? Arader Galleries Summer Auction on July 28th: 48.89%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on August 18th: 94.61%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 8/14 on August 21st: 97.90%
Heritage Auctions. Summer Platinum Night Sports Collectibles on August 19th: 93.56%
Heritage Auctions. ANA WFOM Currency Platinum Night Auction - Philadelphia on August 17th: 93.86%
Dirk Soulis Auctions. 20th Century Pop Culture and Animation Art - Online bidstart 7/24 on August 8th: 50.00%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 8/12 on August 19th: 99.80%
Heritage Auctions. ANA WFOM World Currency Platinum Night Auction - Philadelphia on August 17th: 78.28%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 8/12 on August 19th: 97.90%  

 


For the week ahead 14 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Aug. 27th
Winter Associates. Plainville, CT . Prints. 38 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints, Photographs. 43 lots

Tue. Aug. 28th
Jacksons Auction. Cedar Falls, Iowa . World Treasures Featuring a Variety of Exceptional Fine Art & Antiques From a Multitude of Worldwide. 18 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 8/21. 529 lots
Kedem Auction. Jerusalem . Judaica - Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters, Ceremonial Art. 401 lots

Wed. Aug. 29th
James D Julia Auctioneers. Fairfield. Fine Art, Asian and Antiques. 100 lots
Forum Auctions in Italy. Roma. Online Sale: A Bibliophile's Bibliographic Library - Part II. 376 lots
Trafford Books. Manchester. Books. 261 lots
Over & Above Online Auction and Estate Sales, LLC. Timonium. BOOKS! MAPS! and MORE! ….. LIVE and Online Auction!. 410 lots

Thu. Aug. 30th
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Books, Maps, Prints and Ephemera. 1280 lots

Sat. Sep. 1st
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books.

Sun. Sep. 2nd
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles Auction - online bidstart 8/5. 240 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 8/26.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 8/26.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 6:</b><br>John Carte, <i>The Frontispiece of the Cosmographical Clock,</i> hand-colored broadside, London, circa 1699. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 6:</b><br>John Fisk Allen & William Sharp, <i>Victoria Regia,</i> Boston, 1854. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 6:</b> George Catlin, <i>North American Indian Portfolio,</i> London, 1844. $30,000 to $50,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 6:</b> Abraham Ortelius, <i>Islandia,</i> Antwerp, 1598. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 6:</b> Plancius Petrus, map of Southern Africa, Amsterdam, 1592-94. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 6:</b> Pieter Verbiest, <i>Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Geographica,</i> Antwerp, 1636. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 6:</b><br>Emil B. Fischer, <i>Map of Southwestern Colorado,</i> lithograph, 1893. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 6:</b><br>A.P. Folie, <i>Plan of the Town of Baltimore,</i> Philadelphia, 1792. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 6:</b> Lewis Evans, <i>A General Map of the Middle British Colonies,</i> proof copy, annotated, signed & dated by Evans, Philadelphia, 1755. $30,000 to $50,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 23:</b> Lester Beall, <i>Rural Electrification Administration,</i> 1939. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 6:</b> Jacob Robyn, after Arent Roggeveen, <i>The First Part of the Burning Fen,</i> with English text, Amsterdam, circa 1680. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 6:</b> Large bird’s-eye view of New York City, hand-painted photo, circa 1933. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 6:</b> Arundel Society, group of approx. 185 chromolithographed Renaissance paintings, late-19th century. $6,000 to $9,000.
  • <center><b>Chiswick Auctions</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, May 29:</b> Rumphius (Georgius Everhardus). <i>D’Ambionsche Rariteitkamer,</i> FIRST EDITION, 61 handcoloured engraved plates, 1705. £10,000 to £15,000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, May 29:</b> Collodi (Carlo) Le avventure di Pinocchio. <i>Storia di un burattino,</i> FIRST EDITION, frontispiece and 61 illustrations by Enrico Mazzanti, 1883. £8,000 to £12,000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, May 29:</b> De Bry (T, J T & J I). <i>[Great Voyages, part IV] Americae sive Insignis & Admiranda Historia de Reperta primum Occidentali India,</i> FIRST EDITION, 23 engraved plates, 1594. £4,000 to £6,000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, May 29:</b> Wine & Beer.-Kellermaysterey. <i>Gründtlicher bericht wie man alle wein Teütscher und Welscher landen vor allen zufallen bewaren...,</i> 16 leaves of manuscript notes, 1548. £2,000 to £3,000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, May 29:</b> Table Globe'- Doppelmayr (J G) & Puschner (J G, engraver). An 8-inch German terrestrial table Globe, diameter c.200 mm, height c.300 mm, 1730. £6,000 to £8,000
    <center><b>Chiswick Auctions</b
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, May 30:</b> An album with 107 original watercolours featuring landscapes and views of various places in England, Scotland and Ireland, late 1840s. £600 to £800
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, May 30:</b> Hemingway (Ernest). Black and white, landscape photograph of man on horseback, signed and inscribed by Hemingway. £1,000 to £1,500
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, May 30:</b> Unrecorded autograph letter by Charles William Stewart to his father the Marquess of Londonerry, describing the ceremony of the presentation to Consul Bonaparte in January 1803. £6,000 to £8,000.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, May 30:</b> Davis (William Heath). <i>Seventy-five Years in California,</i> Author's Section of the Argonaut Edition, no. 142 [of 250 copies] signed by the editor and publisher on limitation leaf. £1,500 to £2,000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, May 30:</b> Prussian Royal Family. Six signed photographs of members of Prussian Royal Family, in a contemporary folding triptych, ebonised wood display case. £1,500 to £2,000