• <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
  • <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
  • <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.

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Rare Book Hub: 31 Auctions Archived, another 29 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 29 September 2018 31 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 1 in Australian dollars, 11 denominated in euros, 2 in British pounds, 1 in Mexican pesos, and 16 in US dollars. Turnover was $21,548,033 as 8,956 lots were offered and 6,911 sold for a 77% success rate.

 

3 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Heritage Auctions1909-11 T206 PSA Set Registry Catalog Auction on September 20th: $8,150,658 
SothebysPrints and Multiples on September 26th: $5,799,668 
Swann GalleriesPrinted and Manuscript Americana on September 27th: $1,268,800 



8 auctions saw total sales exceed 100% of the high estimates of all lots offered in the sale: 

Keys Fine Arts AuctioneersOrnithology - including Books on September 21st: 302.32% 
SothebysAlias Daniel Cordier on September 27th: 264.29% 
Dorotheum Books and Decorative Prints on September 25th: 186.56% 
TajanParisian Library on September 25th: 158.48% 
Swann GalleriesPrinted and Manuscript Americana on September 27th: 116.57% 
Leland Little AuctionsImportant Fall Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs on September 22nd: 111.56% 
Venator and HansteinMASTERPIECES OF GRAPHICS OF FIVE CENTURIES on September 21st: 100.80% 
SkinnerFine Prints and Multiples; Photographs on September 21st: 100.31% 


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

Heritage Auctions1909-11 T206 PSA Set Registry Catalog Auction on September 20th: 100.00% 
SothebysAlias Daniel Cordier on September 27th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsThe Art of Ronald McDonald and Friends - The Setmakers Collection on September 23rd: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 9/16 on September 23rd: 99.53% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 9/16 on September 23rd: 98.45% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 9/18 on September 25th: 97.85% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 8/26 on September 23rd: 97.69% 
Leland Little AuctionsImportant Fall Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs on September 22nd: 96.36% 
William H. Bunch Auctions and AppraisalsSeptember Quarterly Sale on September 25th: 96.00% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on September 22nd: 95.81% 
SothebysPrints and Multiples on September 26th: 91.75% 
Lancaster Mennonite Historical SocietyBooks on September 14th: 90.00% 
SkinnerFine Prints and Multiples; Photographs on September 21st: 86.83% 
Swann GalleriesPrinted and Manuscript Americana on September 27th: 85.27% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on September 25th: 84.62% 
Il PonteInterior Decoration - Prints and Photographs on September 21st: 82.24% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Heritage Auctions 1909-11 T206 Sweet Caporal 350/30 Eddie Plank PSA NM 7 - Pop Three, One Higher. on September 20th Actual price: USD $690,000.
  2. Heritage Auctions 1909-11 T206 Piedmont 150 Sherry Magee ("Magie" Error) PSA NM-MT 8 - The Single Finest Example Known! on September 20th Actual price: USD $660,000.
  3. Sothebys THE SCREAM (AFTER MUNCH) (F. & S. IIIA.58) on September 26th Actual price: USD $504,240.
  4. RR Auction Apple-1 Computer on September 25th Actual price: USD $375,000.
  5. Heritage Auctions 1909-11 T206 Old Mill Ty Cobb (Green Portrait) PSA NM-MT 8 - Pop Eight, None Higher. on September 20th Actual price: USD $360,000.
  6. Heritage Auctions 1909-11 T206 Sweet Caporal 150/649 Overprint Christy Mathewson (White Cap) PSA Mint 9 - Pop Two, None Higher! on September 20th Actual price: USD $264,000.
  7. Sothebys  UNTITLED 1-5 (L. PP. 30-33) on September 26th Actual price: USD $247,500.
  8. Sothebys VAMPIRE II (WOLL 41; SCHIEFLER 34) on September 26th Actual price: USD $247,500.
  9. Sothebys MUHAMMAD ALI (F. & S. II.179-182) on September 26th Actual price: USD $239,250.
  10. Sothebys QUEEN ELIZABETH II (SEE F. & S. IIB.334-337) on September 26th Actual price: USD $214,500.
  11. Sothebys THE ENTOMBMENT (B., HOLL. 86; NEW HOLL. 284; H. 281) on September 26th Actual price: USD $198,000.
  12. Heritage Auctions 1909-11 T206 Piedmont 150 John McGraw (Finger in Air) PSA Gem Mint 10 - Pop One! on September 20th Actual price: USD $192,000.
  13. Heritage Auctions 1909-11 T206 Sweet Caporal 350-460/42 Overprint Ty Cobb (Portrait-Red) PSA NM-MT 8 - Pop One, None Higher! on September 20th Actual price: USD $192,000.
  14. Heritage Auctions 1909-11 T206 Piedmont 150 Cy Young (Bare Hand Shows) PSA Mint 9 - Pop Three, None Higher! on September 20th Actual price: USD $168,000.
  15. Sothebys MADONNA (AFTER MUNCH) (F. & S. IIIA.60[B]) on September 26th Actual price: USD $165,000.
  16. Sothebys MADONNA AND SELF-PORTRAIT WITH SKELETON'S ARM (AFTER MUNCH) (F. & S. IIIA.62) on September 26th Actual price: USD $165,000.
  17. Sothebys THE SCREAM (AFTER MUNCH) (F. & S. IIIA.58[B]) on September 26th Actual price: USD $165,000.
  18. Heritage Auctions 1909-11 T206 Sweet Caporal 350-460/25 Walter Johnson (Hands at Chest) PSA Mint 9 - Pop Three, None Higher! on September 20th Actual price: USD $156,000.
  19. Sothebys TOMATO SOUP (FELDMAN & SCHELLMANN II.46) on September 26th Actual price: USD $148,500.
  20. Heritage Auctions 1909-11 T206 Sweet Caporal Ty Cobb (Bat On Shoulder) PSA NM-MT 8 - None Higher! on September 20th Actual price: USD $144,000.
  21. Sothebys EVA MUDOCCI (AFTER MUNCH) (F. & S. IIIA.59) on September 26th Actual price: USD $140,250.
  22. Sothebys MICK JAGGER (F. & S. II.143) on September 26th Actual price: USD $132,000.
  23. Sothebys FRANÇOISE SUR FOND GRIS (B. 681; M., PP. 195) on September 26th Actual price: USD $132,000.
  24. Sothebys SELF-PORTRAIT WITH SKELETON'S ARM (AFTER MUNCH) (F. & S. IIIA.61[B]) on September 26th Actual price: USD $123,750.
  25. Heritage Auctions 1909-11 T206 Piedmont 350 Christy Mathewson (Dark Cap) PSA NM-MT 8.5 - Pop One, One Higher! on September 20th Actual price: USD $120,000.



31 total sales reported this week:

Swann Galleries. Printed and Manuscript Americana on September 27th: 85.27%
University Archives. Outstanding Selection of Autographed Documents, Manuscripts, Books & Relics on September 26th: 76.74%
Leland Little Auctions. Important Fall Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs on September 22nd: 96.36%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints, Photographs on September 26th: 60.00%
RR Auction. Remarkable Rarities - bidstart 9/13 on September 25th: 64.81%
Sothebys. Alias Daniel Cordier on September 27th: 100.00%
Sothebys. Prints and Multiples on September 26th: 91.75%
Tajan. Parisian Library on September 25th: 62.91%
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. September Quarterly Sale on September 25th: 96.00%
Dorotheum . Books and Decorative Prints on September 25th: 79.84%
Bonhams. Exploration and Travel, Featuring Americana on September 25th: 57.24%
Morton Subastas. Books and Documents on the History of Mexico on September 25th: 26.06%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 9/18 on September 25th: 97.85%
Australian Book Auctions. Books, Documents, and maps including Voyages, Exploration and Travels, Ephemera, Australiana, Prin on September 24th: 71.66%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on September 25th: 84.62%
Venator and Hanstein. Modern and Contemporary Prints, Modern Books on September 22nd: 56.95%
Venator and Hanstein. Books, Prints and Drawings, Autographs on September 21st: 39.68%
Venator and Hanstein. MASTERPIECES OF GRAPHICS OF FIVE CENTURIES on September 21st: 55.68%
Il Ponte. Interior Decoration - Prints and Photographs on September 21st: 82.24%
Eldreds. Antiques and Accessories - Books and Prints on September 22nd: 63.01%
Ader. Books and Photographs on September 20th: 60.55%
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Books on September 14th: 90.00%
Skinner. Fine Prints and Multiples; Photographs on September 21st: 86.83%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Ornithology - including Books on September 21st: 57.66%
Il Ponte. Books and Manuscripts on May 23rd: 32.64%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 8/26 on September 23rd: 97.69%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 9/16 on September 23rd: 99.53%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 9/16 on September 23rd: 98.45%
Heritage Auctions. The Art of Ronald McDonald and Friends - The Setmakers Collection on September 23rd: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. 1909-11 T206 PSA Set Registry Catalog Auction on September 20th: 100.00%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on September 22nd: 95.81%

 

For the week ahead 29 sales are scheduled:


Mon. Oct. 1st
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. 19TH CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE MIDDLE-EAST AND ETHNIC JEWELLERY - ONLINE AUCTION - bidstart 9/18. 52 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 59 lots
Winter Associates. Plainville, CT . Prints. 28 lots

Tue. Oct. 2nd
Bonhams. New York. Photographs. 138 lots
Lyon and Turnbull. Edinburgh. Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Photographs. 384 lots
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Fine Prints. 320 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 9/25. 677 lots
Dorotheum . Vienna. Prints Before 1900. 88 lots
PIASA. Paris. Tribute to Joy Henderiks and his commitment to Restos du Coeur - Prints. 33 lots
Tooveys. West Sussex. Antiquarian and Collectors Books. 203 lots

Wed. Oct. 3rd
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books, Maps and Documents. 536 lots
Pandolfini. Florence . Works on Paper: 15th-19th Century - Prints. 15 lots
Sothebys. New York. Contemporary Photographs. 78 lots
Sothebys. New York. Photographs. 130 lots
Leland Little Auctions. Hillsborough, NC. The Collection of NOA Living presented by Leland Little Auctions and Iron Horse Auction Co. - Poster. 62 lots
Tooveys. West Sussex. Prints and Maps. 187 lots

Thu. Oct. 4th
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Literature. 514 lots
Sothebys. New York. Creating a Stage: The Collection of Marsha and Robin Williams. 82 lots
Christies. New York. An American Journey: The Diann G. and Thomas A. Mann Collection of Photographic Masterworks. 64 lots
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Prints, Advertising. 61 lots

Fri. Oct. 5th
Christies. New York. Photographs. 181 lots
Marc van de Wiele Auctions. Brugge. Documents, Books and Manuscripts. 1246 lots
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. 75172 Pforzheim. Rare Books. 5390 lots
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. Posters - Prints. 281 lots

Sat. Oct. 6th
Case Antiques, Inc.. Knoxville. Books, Prints. 99 lots
J & J LUBRANO MUSIC ANTIQUARIANS LLC. Syosset. Printed Music. 471 lots

Sun. Oct. 7th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 9/30.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 9/30.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 9/9. 174 lots

 

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <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