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Rare Book Hub: 31 Auctions Archived, another 26 Upcoming this Week

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. University Archives Bob Dylan Handwritten Signed Lyrics "The Times They Are A-Changin"', A Timeless Anthem Which Reverberates To All Generations on October 31st Actual price: USD $132,000.
  2. Swann Galleries Le Repas Frugal. on November 1st Actual price: USD $125,000.
  3. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers Aurora Australis. Printed at the Winter Quarters of the British Antarctic Expedition: 1907, During the Winter Months of April, May, June, July 1908. on October 31st Actual price: USD $87,500.
  4. Swann Galleries La Femme au Chapeau (Portrait de Jacqueline à la Fraise et un Chapeau). on November 1st Actual price: USD $81,250.
  5. Sothebys VIOLETT (ROETHEL 178) on October 30th Actual price: USD $71,438.
  6. Sothebys LADY CHATTERLEY'S LOVER. HARMONDSWORTH: PENGUIN, 1960 on October 30th Actual price: USD $71,438.
  7. PIASA Les Hommes de bonne volonté on October 30th Actual price: USD $61,651.
  8. Cowans Auctions Quarter Plate Tintype of Robert E. Lee on Traveller, by A.H. Plecker, 1866 on October 31st Actual price: USD $52,875.
  9. Doyle New York SUNSET (F./S. II.85-88) on October 22nd Actual price: USD $50,000.
  10. Swann Galleries Melencolia I. on November 1st Actual price: USD $47,500.
  11. Cowans Auctions Civil War Ames Presentation Sword to Acting Master James R. Wheeler, USN - USS Kearsarge on October 31st Actual price: USD $47,000.
  12. Doyle New York THE MERRY-GO-ROUND (COPPEL CEP 16) on October 22nd Actual price: USD $45,000.
  13. Sothebys LE POUSSIN (BAER 214) on October 30th Actual price: USD $44,450.
  14. Cowans Auctions Cased Presentation Sword to Surgeon Elisha K. Kane, USN - Mexican War Hero and Famous Arctic Explorer on October 31st Actual price: USD $38,188.
  15. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers Vues des Cordillères, et monumens des peuples indigènes de l'Amérique. on October 31st Actual price: USD $37,500.
  16. Swann Galleries Head of Saskia (Three Heads of Women, One Lightly Etched). on November 1st Actual price: USD $37,500.
  17. Swann Galleries Bust of an Old Bearded Man, Looking down, Three Quarters Right. on November 1st Actual price: USD $37,500.
  18. PIASA De Gaulle on October 30th Actual price: USD $35,568.
  19. Swann Galleries Le Pitre Rose. on November 1st Actual price: USD $35,000.
  20. Swann Galleries Woman with a High Headdress around Chin: Bust. on November 1st Actual price: USD $35,000.
  21. Sothebys OPTICIANS SIGN FOR HILLS SHOP on October 30th Actual price: USD $34,925.
  22. Doyle New York A LETTER (SCHWARTZ 34) on October 22nd Actual price: USD $34,375.
  23. PIASA Notre jeunesse on October 30th Actual price: USD $34,086.
  24. Swann Galleries Bust of a Bearded Old Man with a High Forehead. on November 1st Actual price: USD $33,750.
  25. Swann Galleries La Pâtisserie. on November 1st Actual price: USD $32,500.


2 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars:

Swann Galleries. Old Master Through Modern Prints on November 1st: $1,767,536
Doyle New York. Prints and Multiples on October 22nd: $1,046,500

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

PIASA. Library of François Mitterrand Modern books: from 1900 to today - Part one on October 29th: 232.57%
PIASA. Library of François Mitterrand Modern books: from 1900 to the present day - Second part on October 30th: 216.98%
Sothebys. A Private View: Property from the Country Home of Christopher Cone and Stanley J. Seeger on October 30th: 182.54%
Tooveys. Postcards, Cigarette Cards; Photographs, Autographs, Printed & Manuscript Ephemera on October 30th: 152.95%
Tooveys. Automobilia and Aeronautica on November 2nd: 125.66%
Doyle New York. Prints and Multiples on October 22nd: 111.28%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on October 30th: 111.18%


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

William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Fine Art + Prints - Day I on October 29th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 10/21 on October 28th: 99.58%
PIASA. Library of François Mitterrand Modern books: from 1900 to today - Part one on October 29th: 99.40%
Heritage Auctions. The Feeling Good Collection, Part II Currency Auction - online bidstart 9/30 on October 28th: 99.34%
PIASA. Library of François Mitterrand Modern books: from 1900 to the present day - Second part on October 30th: 99.14%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 10/23 on October 30th: 98.39%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 10/21 on October 28th: 97.77%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 9/30 on October 28th: 94.43%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on October 27th: 94.05%
Sothebys. A Private View: Property from the Country Home of Christopher Cone and Stanley J. Seeger on October 30th: 93.75%
Tooveys. Postcards, Cigarette Cards; Photographs, Autographs, Printed & Manuscript Ephemera on October 30th: 92.74%
Doyle New York. Prints and Multiples on October 22nd: 90.55%
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Antique Railroadiana, The Collection of Phil and Beverly Birks on October 28th: 89.83%
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Fine Art + Prints - Day 2 on October 30th: 89.47%
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. The Travel & Exploration Library of Steve and Peggy Fossett Part I on October 31st: 88.73%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on October 30th: 88.64%
Northeast Auctions. The Dingman Collection - Prints and Books on October 28th: 88.00%
Chiswick Auctions. Printed Books: Travel, Natural History, Sporting & Sciences on October 17th: 86.57%
Tooveys. Automobilia and Aeronautica on November 2nd: 86.36%
Cowans Auctions. Treasures of the Civil War on October 31st: 84.18%


31 total sales reported this week:

Tooveys. Automobilia and Aeronautica on November 2nd: 86.36%
Cowans Auctions. Treasures of the Civil War on October 31st: 84.18%
University Archives. Autographed Documents, Manuscripts, Books & Relics on October 31st: 71.73%
Swann Galleries. Old Master Through Modern Prints on November 1st: 65.45%
PBA Galleries. The Joel Harris Collection of Original Illustration Art and Illustrated Books (with additions) on November 1st: 43.33%
Chiswick Auctions. Printed Books: Travel, Natural History, Sporting & Sciences on October 17th: 86.57%
Chiswick Auctions. Autographs and Memorabilia on October 10th: 57.32%
Vermot de Pas. Sporlympique 5: Athlé-auto-aviation-rowing-boxing-circus-cycling-foot-rugby-tennis, omnisport & olym on October 21st: 37.60%
Vermot de Pas. Classic Sale - Books, Prints on October 30th: 53.60%
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. The Travel & Exploration Library of Steve and Peggy Fossett Part I on October 31st: 88.73%
Winter Associates. Prints on October 29th: 66.67%
Tooveys. Postcards, Cigarette Cards; Photographs, Autographs, Printed & Manuscript Ephemera on October 30th: 92.74%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 10/23 on October 30th: 98.39%
Sothebys. Collections on October 31st: 50.00%
Sothebys. A Private View: Property from the Country Home of Christopher Cone and Stanley J. Seeger on October 30th: 93.75%
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Fine Art + Prints - Day 2 on October 30th: 89.47%
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Fine Art + Prints - Day I on October 29th: 100.00%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on October 30th: 88.64%
PIASA. Library of François Mitterrand Modern books: from 1900 to the present day - Second part on October 30th: 99.14%
PIASA. Library of François Mitterrand Modern books: from 1900 to today - Part one on October 29th: 99.40%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 9/30 on October 28th: 94.43%
Northeast Auctions. The Dingman Collection - Prints and Books on October 28th: 88.00%
Bruun Rasmussen. Jan Mogensen Illustrations on October 28th: 53.57%
James D Julia Auctioneers. Dolph Gotelli, Holiday Auction on October 25th: 63.58%
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Antique Railroadiana, The Collection of Phil and Beverly Birks on October 28th: 89.83%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. East Anglian Sale, Part 2 - including Books and Maps on October 26th: 65.69%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 10/21 on October 28th: 97.77%
Heritage Auctions. The Feeling Good Collection, Part II Currency Auction - online bidstart 9/30 on October 28th: 99.34%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 10/21 on October 28th: 99.58%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on October 27th: 94.05%
Doyle New York. Prints and Multiples on October 22nd: 90.55%


For the week ahead 37 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Nov. 5th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 91 lots

Tue. Nov. 6th
Aste Bolaffi. Turin. 20th Century Art - prints, photographs. 257 lots
Forum Auctions in Italy. Roma. Online Sale: Antiquarian Books including two collections: Equestrian Books and 16th-century Editions.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 10/30. 772 lots

Wed. Nov. 7th
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books, Maps and Documents. 583 lots
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. BIBLIOTHÈQUE J.C.D. ORIGINAL PRINTS, 1880-1930. 323 lots
Dorotheum . Vienna. Graphic Prints. 212 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Eric P. Newman Collection part X Currency. 432 lots
James D Julia Auctioneers. Fairfield. Militaria - Prints, Books, Manuscripts. 70 lots
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. The World of Cinema. 280 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Current Auction - Featuring JFK - Bidstart 10/19. 817 lots
Zisska and Lacher. Munich. Autumn Book Auction. 2367 lots
Winner's Auctions Ltd. Jerusalem. Winner's Unlimited - Eretz Israel and Zionism. 460 lots

Thu. Nov. 8th
Swann Galleries. New York. Autographs. 374 lots
Bonhams. New York. Modern and Contemporary Prints and Multiples. 173 lots
Christies. Paris. Hiroshi Sugimoto Photographs: The Fossilization of Time. 28 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Motoring Literature, Automobilia. 63 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Food & Drink. 373 lots
Soler Y Llach. Barcelona. LIBRARY "Ausiàs March". 887 lots
Ader. PARIS. Photographs. 361 lots
Christies. Paris. Hiroshi Sugimoto Photographs: The Fossilization of Time. 104 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper.

Fri. Nov. 9th
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Lancaster. Books. 447 lots
Sothebys. Paris. Photographs. 75 lots
Nosbüsch & Stucke. Berlin. Maps, Prints, Posters. 519 lots
Sothebys. Paris. Modernism: Photographs from a Private Collection. 12 lots
Nosbüsch & Stucke. Berlin. Books and Manuscripts. 30 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Aviation, Military & Maritime History - Prints, Manuscripts, Photographs. 39 lots

Sat. Nov. 10th
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . Gallery Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs. 30 lots
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. Freakatorium: Collection of Johnny Fox. 433 lots
Nosbüsch & Stucke. Berlin. Books and Fine Art Prints. 743 lots
Rago Arts and Auctions. Lambertville. Post War and Contemporary Art - Prints.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. The David and Janice Frent Collection of Presidential & Political Americana, Part 4. 770 lots

Sun. Nov. 11th
Grogan and Company. Dedham. The Fall Auction - Books and Prints.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles Auction - bidstart 10/14. 260 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 11/4.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 11/2.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <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>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 7:</b> Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, <i>El Ingenioso Hildalgo Don Quixote de la Mancha . . . Nueva Edición,</i> first Ibarra edition, Madrid, 1780. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 7:</b> Illuminated Prayer Book in Latin and French, France, 1530-40s. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 7:</b> Illuminated Book of Hours in Latin, France, mid-15th century. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 7:</b><br><i>Die Ernsthaffte Christenpflicht,</i> earliest known edition of the first complete Mennonite prayer book, 1708. $300 to $500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 7:</b> Georg Agricola, <i>De ortu & causis subterraneorum Lib V.,</i> first edition, Basel, 1546. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 7:</b> Frederick Ruysch, <i>Icon durae matris in concava [convexa] superficie visae,</i> with 2 mezzotints by Jan Ladmiral, first edition, Amsterdam, 1737. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 7:</b> Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen, <i>Eine Neue Art von Strahlen,</i> Würzburg, 1895. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 7:</b> Pietro Carrera, <i>Il Gioco de gli Scacchi,</i> first edition, Militello, 1617. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 7:</b> William Lithgow, <i>The Totall Discourse, of the Rare Adventures</i> [etc.], London, 1632. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 7:</b> Michel de Nostradamus, <i>The True Prophecies or Prognostications,</i> first complete edition in English, London, 1672. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 7:</b> Pseudo-Methodius, <i>De revelatione facta . . . beato Methodio,</i> Basel, 1504. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 7:</b> Hrabanus Maurus, <i>De laudibus sancte crucis opus,</i> Pforzheim, 1503. $1,000 to $2,000.
  • <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