• <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Currier & Ives, <i>The Mississippi in Time of Peace,</i> hand-colored lithograph, 1865. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Hartmann Schedel, <i>Liber Cronicarum...,</i> Nuremberg, 1493. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Claudius Ptolemaeus, <i>Geographicae Enarrationis Libri Octo,</i> Lyons, 1535. $20,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Thomas Jefferys, <i>The American Atlas,</i> London, 1776-77. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> John Speed, <i>A Prospect of the Most Famous Parts of the World,</i> 20 miniature maps, London, 1665. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> <i>Biblia Das ist: Die Gantze Heilige Schrifft Durch D. Martin Luther Verteutscht,</i> illustrated cartographic Bible, Basel, 1665. $1,500 to $2,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Early Hawaiian-language school geography, Lahainaluna Seminary, 1840. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Cornelis de Jode, <i>Africae Vera Forma, et Situs,</i> Antwerp, 1593. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Maria Vincenzo Coronelli, <i>America Settentrionale Colle Nuove Scoperte Sin All Anno,</i> Venice, 1688. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Johann Christoph Volkamer, <i>Nürnbergische Hesperides,</i> Nuremberg, 1708-1714. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Johann Bayer, <i>Uranometria, Omnium Asterismorum Continens Schemata...,</i> 51 celestial charts, c. 1603. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Manuscript map of Commodore Perry’s Black Ship squadron at Edo Bay, with manuscript sketchbook, ink & watercolor, Japan, c. 1853. $2,500 to $3,500.
  • <b>Christie’s London, Dec. 11:</b> AN EARLY DUTCH POCKET GLOBE ATTRIBUTED TO WILLEM BLAEU, AFTER C.1618. £70,000 to £100,000.
    <b>Christie’s London, Dec. 11:</b> BLAEU, Johannes (1596-1673). £50,000 to £70,000.
    <b>Christie’s London, Dec. 11:</b> BLAEU, Johannes. <i>Theatrum Statuum Regiae Celsitudinis Sabaudiae Ducis, Pedemontii principis, ... pars prima, exhibens Pedemontium ...</i> Amsterdam, 1682. £70,000 to £100,000.
    <b>Christie’s London, Dec. 11:</b> DUDLEY, Sir Robert, self-styled Duke of Northumberland and Earl of Warwick. <i>Arcano del Mare.</i> Florence, 1661. £500,000 to £700,000.
    <b>Christie’s London, Dec. 11:</b> The Mainz Psalter: <i>Psalterium Benedictinum cum canticis et hymnis,</i> for Bursfeld use. [Mainz:] Johann Fust and Peter Schoeffer, 29 August 1459. £5,000 to £10,000.
  • <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Churchill (Winston) & Others. 1944 Commonwealth Prime Ministers’ Conference, 27 April 1944. £8,000 to £12,000.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Joyce (James). <i>Ulysses.</i> First English edition, 1922. £800 to £1,200.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Belzoni (Giovanni Battista). <i>Plates Illustrated of the Researches and Operations...in Egypt and Nubia,</i> FIRST EDITION, 1821-1822. £14,375 inc Buyers Premium.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Astor (John Jacob). A collection of rare letters, 9 January 1812- 4 September 1837. £26,000 inc Buyers Premium.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Rowling (J.K.) <i>Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone,</i> FIRST EDITION, first issue, 1997. £27,500 inc Buyers Premium.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Royal Family. Photograph of Queen Elizabeth, George VI, Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret, signed, 1946. £3,640 inc Buyers Premium.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Collodi (Carlo). <i>Le avventure di Pinocchio. Storia di un burattino,</i> FIRST EDITION, 1883. £8,401 inc Buyers Premium.
  • <b>Christie’s London, Dec. 11:</b> ALBUM AMICORUM OF SCHELOMITH FLAUM. Autograph album containing drawings, autograph quotations and signatures from over 47 contributors, India, Europe, America, Israel and elsewhere, 1923–50. £40,000 to £60,000.
    <b>Christie’s London, Dec. 11:</b> FLEMING, Ian (1908–1964). <i>Live and Let Die.</i> London: Jonathan Cape, 1954. £15,000 to £20,000.
    <b>Christie’s London, Dec. 11:</b> HISTORY OF CINEMA. Animal Farm (1954), an animation archive from the Halas and Batchelor studios, [c.1954]. £20,000 to £30,000.
    <b>Christie’s London, Dec. 11:</b> LE HAY, Jacques – [Charles de FERRIOL]. <i>Recueil de Cent Estampes representant differentes Nations du Levant...</i> Paris, 1714. [With:] <i>Explication des cents Estampes.</i> Paris, 1715. £25,000 to £35,000.
    <b>Christie’s London, Dec. 11:</b> THE LAST JUDGEMENT, historiated initial 'A' on a leaf from an Antiphonal on vellum illuminated by Nikolaus Bertschi [Augsburg, first quarter 16th century]. £7,000 to £10,000.
    <b>Christie’s London, Dec. 11:</b> VALTURIUS, Robertus (1413–1484). <i>De re militari.</i> [Verona:] Johannes Nicolai de Verona, 1472. £170,000 to £250,000.

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Rare Book Hub: 13 Auctions Archived, another 21 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 12 January 2019 13 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 3 denominated in euros, 1 in British pounds, and 9 in US dollars.  Turnover  was $4,117.148 as 5,335 lots were offered and 4,369 sold for an 82% success rate.

 

1 auction saw its total proceeds reach a million dollars: 


Ketterer Kunst DoerlingRare Books on November 26th: $1,888,119 


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

Fonsie Mealy AuctioneersRare Books on December 4th: 110.31% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on January 8th: 106.94% 


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

Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 12/30 on January 6th: 99.58% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 12/30 on January 6th: 99.26% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 1/1 on January 8th: 99.02% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on January 5th: 98.77% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles Auction - online bidstart 12/9/18 on January 6th: 98.25% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 1/1 on January 8th: 98.21% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on January 8th: 95.18% 
Cowans AuctionsHistoric Photography: Timed Auction - Internet bidstart 12/20 on January 7th: 91.56% 
Kedem AuctionOnline: Books, Manuscripts and Rabbinic Letters on December 26th: 88.10% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on January 10th: 86.21%

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Ketterer Kunst Doerling Buch der Chroniken, 1493. on November 26th Actual price: USD $168,264.
  2. Ketterer Kunst Doerling Stundenbuch. Troyes, um 1480. on November 26th Actual price: USD $79,925.
  3. Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers The Wanderings of Oisin. Dramatic Sketches, Ballads & Lyrics. Fisher Unwin on December 4th Actual price: USD $66,240.
  4. Ketterer Kunst Doerling Stundenbuch. Rouen um 1500 on November 26th Actual price: USD $53,284.
  5. Ketterer Kunst Doerling Plantae selectae, 1750-1773. on November 26th Actual price: USD $44,870.
  6. RR Auction Paul Cezanne Sketch on January 9th Actual price: USD $37,293.
  7. Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers Analysis Per Quantitatum Series, Fluxiones, ae Differentias: Cum Enumeratione Linearum Tertii Ordinis, 4to on December 4th Actual price: USD $35,880.
  8. Ketterer Kunst Doerling Lukian, Hetaerengespräche, 1907. on November 26th Actual price: USD $33,653.
  9. Ketterer Kunst Doerling Weltchronik, 1493. on November 26th Actual price: USD $29,446.
  10. Ketterer Kunst Doerling Biblia germanica. Koloriert, 1560. on November 26th Actual price: USD $28,044.
  11. Ketterer Kunst Doerling Paris sans fin, 1969. on November 26th Actual price: USD $26,642.
  12. Ketterer Kunst Doerling Klänge, 1913. on November 26th Actual price: USD $25,941.
  13. Ketterer Kunst Doerling Die Leiden des jungen Werther, 1774. on November 26th Actual price: USD $25,941.
  14. Ketterer Kunst Doerling Freie Secession Berlin, Siebzehn Steinzeichnungen, 1921. on November 26th Actual price: USD $23,837.
  15. Ketterer Kunst Doerling Universal Lexicon. 64 Bände, 1732-1750. on November 26th Actual price: USD $23,837.
  16. Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers An original pair of pince-nez Glasses, gilt fittings and chain, in a velvet lined morocco case from a Dublin optician, stamped on underside 'Yeates & Co. Opticians / Dublin.' By tradition Joyce's own glasses, used when writing Ulysses; familiar from many on December 4th Actual price: USD $23,460.
  17. Ketterer Kunst Doerling Dix recettes d'immortalité, 1973. on November 26th Actual price: USD $22,435.
  18. Ketterer Kunst Doerling Libro en que estan copiladas algunas bullas, 1503. on November 26th Actual price: USD $22,435.
  19. Ketterer Kunst Doerling Eine Nachlese, 1931. on November 26th Actual price: USD $21,033.
  20. Ketterer Kunst Doerling 12 Gedichte, 1929. on November 26th Actual price: USD $19,631.
  21. Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers Autograph Letter Signed to 'Dear Mr [Thomas] Pugh,' 3 pp (folded sheet), on paper of Grand Hotel Britannique, Spa, Belgique [where Joyce is on holiday], dated 6.8.1934, asking Pugh to visit him when next in Paris, and making several requests. 'My American on December 4th Actual price: USD $19,320.
  22. Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers Was 17th Century Ireland bound by Statues Passed in England? An Important Contemporary Legal Manuscript Manuscript: Bolton (Sir Richard) on December 4th Actual price: USD $19,320.
  23. Ketterer Kunst Doerling Montagnola, 1925. on November 26th Actual price: USD $18,229.
  24. Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers The Mime of Mick, Nick and the Maggies. A Fragment of Work in Progress [i.e. Finnegans Wake]. MCMXXXIV [1934], Servire Press, The Hague, tall on December 4th Actual price: USD $17,940.
  25. RR Auction George Washington ADS on January 9th Actual price: USD $17,394.



13 total sales reported this week:

Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on January 10th: 86.21%
RR Auction. January Auction - Featuring Art and Animation - Online bidstart 12/14 on January 9th: 59.47%
Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers. Rare Books on December 4th: 69.32%
Kedem Auction. Online: Books, Manuscripts and Rabbinic Letters on December 26th: 88.10%
Cowans Auctions. Historic Photography: Timed Auction - Internet bidstart 12/20 on January 7th: 91.56%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on January 8th: 95.18%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 1/1 on January 8th: 98.21%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 1/1 on January 8th: 99.02%
Ketterer Kunst Doerling. Rare Books on November 26th: 64.95%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on January 5th: 98.77%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles Auction - online bidstart 12/9/18 on January 6th: 98.25%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 12/30 on January 6th: 99.58%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 12/30 on January 6th: 99.26%


For the week ahead 21 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jan. 14th
Winter Associates. Plainville, CT . Prints. 43 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 72 lots

Tue. Jan. 15th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Manuscripts. 383 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 1/8. 377 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 1/8. 332 lots

Wed. Jan. 16th
Grays Auctioneers. Cleveland, . Fine Art - Prints. 133 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Online Photographs - Bidstart 2/26. 136 lots

Thu. Jan. 17th
RR Auction. Amherst. Olympics - Featuring the Mason Dinehart Collection - online bidstart 1/10. 149 lots
Kestenbaum and Company. New York. PRINTED BOOKS, HOLY LAND MAPS, POSTERS, & JEWISH GRAPHIC ART. 171 lots
Sothebys. London. Royal and Noble. 6 lots

Fri. Jan. 18th
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Antiques and Accessories - Books and Prints. 83 lots
Sothebys. New York. A Collecting Legacy: Property from the Collection of Nelson & Happy Rockefeller. 70 lots
Christies. New York. Important American Furniture, Folk Art, Silver and Prints - Prints. 11 lots

Sat. Jan. 19th
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper.
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints. 137 lots
Sothebys. New York. The Collection of Anne H. & Frederick Vogel III. 41 lots

Sun. Jan. 20th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles Auction - online bidstart 12/23/18. 226 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 1/13.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 1/13.
Artcurial. Paris. MORE Design, Prints, Limited Edition, Urban, Photographs ....
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints. 42 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>Christie’s London, Dec. 11:</b> SHAKESPEARE, William. <i>Comedies, Histories and Tragedies. Published according to the true Originall Copies.</i> The second Impression. London, 1632. £120,000 to £180,000.
    <b>Christie’s London, Dec. 11:</b> [GOETHE, Johann Wolfgang von (1749–1832)]. <i>Das Römische Carneval.</i> Berlin and Gotha, 1789. £20,000 to £30,000.
    <b>Christie’s London, Dec. 11:</b> [SHAKESPEARE, William]. Manuscript part for a contemporary analogue to <i>Henry IV,</i> part I, n.p. [perhaps Oxford or London], n.d. [c.1580s – before c.1620]. £25,000 to £35,000.
    <b>Christie’s London, Dec. 11:</b> GOETHE, Johann Wolfgang von (1749–1832). <i>Faust. Ein Fragment... Ächte Ausgabe.</i> Leipzig: Georg Joachim Göschen, 1790. £3,000 to £5,000.
    <b>Christie’s London, Dec. 11:</b> SHAKESPEARE, William. <i>The Tragedy of Hamlet Prince of Denmark. As it is now Acted at his Highness the Duke of York's Theatre.</i> London, 1683. £60,000 to £90,000.
    <b>Christie’s London, Dec. 11:</b> [GOETHE, Johann Wolfgang von (1749–1832)]. <i>Die Leiden des jungen Werthers.</i> Leipzig: Weygand, 1774. £15,000 to £20,000.
  • <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> <i>The Birds of America; from Original Drawings by John James Audubon</i> $6,000,000 to $8,000,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> <i>The Birds of America; from Original Drawings by John James Audubon</i> $6,000,000 to $8,000,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> <i>The Birds of America; from Original Drawings by John James Audubon</i> $6,000,000 to $8,000,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> <i>The Birds of America; from Original Drawings by John James Audubon</i> $6,000,000 to $8,000,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> <i>The Birds of America; from Original Drawings by John James Audubon</i> $6,000,000 to $8,000,000.
  • <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> CLEMENS, SAMUEL L. <i>The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain.</i> Hartford: The American Publishing Company, 1876. $14,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> BATEMAN, JAMES. <i>The Orchidaceae of Mexico and Guatemala.</i> London: J. Ridgway & Sons for the author, [1837]-1843. $60,000 to $80,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> WHITMAN, WALT. <i>Leaves of Grass.</i> Brooklyn: [For the author by Andrew and James Rome,] 1855. $150,000 to $200,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> LEE, HARPER. Three “Seckatary Hawkins”-related books inscribed and signed by Harper Lee. $60,000 to $80,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> POE, EDGAR ALLAN. <i>The Raven.</i> New York: Wiley and Putnam, 1845. $120,000 to $180,000.
  • <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>Macbeth: A Tragedy.</i> London, 1673. FIRST SEPARATE AND FIRST QUARTO EDITION. THE CHARLTON HESTON COPY. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> HEMINGWAY, ERNEST. <i>In Our Time.</i> Paris, 1924. FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> HAWTHORNE, NATHANIEL. <i>Fanshawe, A Tale.</i> Boston, 1828. FIRST EDITION OF AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> THOREAU, HENRY DAVID. <i>Walden; Or, Life in the Woods.</i> Boston, 1854. FINE COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies.</i> London, 1685. THE FOURTH FOLIO, Brewster/Bentley issue. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> STEIG, WILLIAM. Original maquette and 58 finished drawings for <i>The Agony in the Kindergarten,</i> one of Steig's most important books. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> VERNE, JULES. <i>A Journey to the Centre of the Earth.</i> New York & London, 1872. FIRST EDITION, RARE AMERICAN ISSUE, with Scribner & Welford cancel title. $5,000 to $8,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> KING, STEPHEN. <i>Carrie.</i> New York, 1974. INSCRIBED FIRST EDITION, OF AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. $1,200 to $1,800.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 4:</b> APPLE MACINTOSH PROTOTYPE. 1983. The earliest known Macintosh with "Twiggy" drive, one of only two known working machines. $120,000 to $180,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 4:</b> PLATO. <i>Timaeus</i> [AND] <i>Critias</i> [from Ficini's 1484 Opera]. A LANDMARK OF SCIENTIFIC THOUGHT. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 4:</b> LOVELACE, AUGUSTA ADA. Sketch of the Analytical Engine Invented by Charles Babbage Esq. London, 1843. FIRST EDITION, JOURNAL ISSUE, MOST IMPORTANT PAPER IN EARLY DIGITAL COMPUTING. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 4:</b> APPLE-1 COMPUTER. Signed by Steve Wozniak, used in development of Apple II. $200,000 to $300,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 4:</b> DARWIN, CHARLES. 1809-1882. <i>On the Origin of Species By Means of Natural Selection.</i> London, 1859. FIRST EDITION. $80,000 to $120,000.