• <b>Doyle, The Estate of Oleg Cassini. June 27</b>
    <b>Doyle, The Estate of Oleg Cassini:</b> KENNEDY ONASSIS, JACQUELINE Typed letter signed to Oleg Cassini. $400 to $600
    <b>Doyle, The Estate of Oleg Cassini:</b> [CASSINI-KENNEDY FASHIONS] Important archives related to the development of fashions for Mrs. Kennedy… $4,000 to $6,000
    <b>Doyle, The Estate of Oleg Cassini:</b> [CASSINI-KENNEDY FASHIONS] Detailed ledger of the Kennedy White House years… $500 to $800
    <b>Doyle, The Estate of Oleg Cassini:</b> KELLY, GRACE. Four autograph letters to Oleg Cassini. $5,000 to $8,000
    <b>Doyle, The Estate of Oleg Cassini. June 27</b>
    <b>Doyle, The Estate of Oleg Cassini:</b> CASSINI, OLEG. Group of Kennedy-era original fashion sketches. $1,000 to $1,500
    <b>Doyle, The Estate of Oleg Cassini:</b> KENNEDY ONASSIS, JACQUELINE. Autograph letter signed to Oleg Cassini. $800 to $1,200
    <b>Doyle, The Estate of Oleg Cassini:</b> CASSINI, OLEG. Fashion sketch titled “Mrs. Kennedy-Palais de Versailles-State Dinner.” $800 to $1,200
    Doyle, The Estate of Oleg Cassini: [CASSINI, OLEG - KENNEDY, JACQUELINE.] Group of approximately 130 original fashion designs… $800 to $1,200.
  • <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts Online<br>Now through June 21</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, June 21:</b> THOREAU, HENRY DAVID. <i> Walden: or, Life in the Woods.</i> Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1854. $15,000 to $20,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, June 21:</b> BUKOWSKI, CHARLES. Archive of Correspondence Addressed to Kay "Kaja" Johnson, Los Angeles, California: July – November 1961. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, June 21:</b> DICKENS, CHARLES, AND GEORGE CRUIKSHANK [ILLUSTRATOR]. Unpublished autograph letter signed, to Cruikshank, completed on the artist's proof, related to the publication of The Pic-Nic Papers. $7,000 to $10,000
    <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts Online<br>Now through June 21</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, June 21:</b> FEYNMAN, RICHARD. <i>"Surely You’re Joking Mr. Feynman!" Adventures of a Curious Character.</i> As Told to Ralph Leighton. New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 1985. $12,000 to $18,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, June 21:</b> GERSHWIN, GEORGE. Autograph music manuscript of "Leavin’ for de Promise’ Lan’" from the opera Porgy and Bess, Act One Scene Two. $25,000 to $35,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, June 21:</b> LINCOLN, ABRAHAM. Document signed ("Abraham Lincoln") as sixteenth president, being a military commission for Rufus H. Johnson. $8,000 to $10,000
  • <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Darwin, Charles. <i>On the Origin of Species.</i> Presentation Copy. Sold for $500,075.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Darwin, Charles. Autograph Letter Signed, 3 pp, negotiating the 2nd American edition with Appleton. Sold for $21,325.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Hemingway, Ernest. Autograph Letter Signed, 8 pp, Paris, 1924, to his father discussing Bullfighting, Stories, and his new baby. Sold for $25,075.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Shakespeare, William. <i>Corialanus.</i> London, 1623. 1st printing [Extracted from the First Folio]. Sold for $50,075.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Swift, Jonathan. <i>Gulliver's Travels.</i> London, 1726. 1st edition, Teerink's A edition, fine, large copy. Sold for $21,325.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Fitzroy, Robert. Autograph Letter Signed to agent Thomas Stilwell, informing him of the progress of H.M.S. Beagle. Sold for $17,575.
    <center><b>Bonhams<br> Property from the Collection of Nicole and William R. Keck II</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Shakespeare, William. <i>Sonnets.</i> 1901. 2 volumes. Printed on vellum and illuminated by Ross Turner, bound by Trautz-Bauzonnet. Sold for $13,825.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Beardsley, Aubrey. <i>The Birth, Life, and Acts of King Arthur.</i> 1893-94. 2 volumes. Contemporary painted vellum gilt by Chivers. Sold for $5,325.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Assisi, St. Francis. <i>The Canticle of Brother Sun.</i> Illuminated on vellum, for the Grolier Society. Sold for $7,575.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Proust, Marcel. <i>Du coté de chez Swann.</i> 1st edition, 1st issue. Inscribed by Proust. Sold for $8,825.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Rackham, Arthur. <i>Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens.</i> 1/500 copies signed by Rackham. Sold for $4,825.
  • <center><b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>The Library and Picture Collection of the late Martin Woolf Orskey<br>June 26</b>
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>June 26:</b> Book of Hours. Illuminated manuscript, Flanders or northern France, c. 1450. With 12 full-page illuminated miniatures. £10,000 to £15,000
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>June 26:</b> Zahrawi, Abu’-Qasim, al- (c. 936-1013). <i>Albucasis chirurgicorum omnium,</i> Strasbourg, 1532. The first comprehensive illustrated treatise on surgery. £3,000 to £5,000
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>June 26:</b> Milles, Thomas. <i>The Custumers Alphabet and Primer,</i> 1608. Gilt supralibros of 17th-century English bibliophile Edward Gwynn. £2,000 to £3,000
    <center><b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>The Library and Picture Collection of the late Martin Woolf Orskey<br>June 26</b>
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>June 26:</b> Guillemeau, Jacques. <i>Child-Birth or, the Happy Deliverie of Women,</i> 1st edition in English, 1612. The second midwifery manual printed in English. £1,500 to £2,000
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>June 26:</b> Rabisha, William. <i>The Whole Body of Cookery Dissected,</i> 1st edition, 1661. Rare. Five copies in libraries. £2,000 to £3,000
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>June 26:</b> Royal binding. <i>An Abridgment of the English Military Discipline,</i> 1678. Contemporary red goatskin gilt by Samuel Mearne for Charles II (1630-1865). £1,500 to £2,000
    <center><b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>The Library and Picture Collection of the late Martin Woolf Orskey<br>June 26</b>
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>June 26:</b> Pallavicino, Ferrante. <i>The Whores Rhetorick,</i> 1st edition in English, 1683. Rare anti-Jesuit satire. £2,000 to £3,000
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>June 26:</b> Swift, Jonathan. <i>The Benefit of Farting,</i> 1st London edition, 1722. Teerink 19. £2,000 to £3,000
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>June 26:</b> Edwards, George. <i>Natural History of Uncommon Birds</i> [and] <i>Gleanings of Natural History,</i> 7 volumes, 1743-64. Contemporary tree calf, 362 hand-coloured engraved plates. £8,000 to £12,000
    <center><b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>The Library and Picture Collection of the late Martin Woolf Orskey<br>June 26</b>
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>June 26:</b> Campbell, Patrick. <i>Travels in the Interior Inhabited Parts of North America,</i> 1st edition, 1793. Howes C101; Sabin 10264. Uncut in original boards. £5,000 to £8,000
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>June 26:</b> Hearne, Samuel. <i>A Journey from Prince of Wales's Fort in Hudson's Bay, to the Northern Ocean,</i> 1st edition, 1795. Sabin 31181. Large-paper copy. £2,000 to £3,000
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>June 26:</b> Edgeworth, Maria. <i>The Match Girl, A Novel,</i> 1808. £1,000 to £1,500

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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>Chiswick Auctions:</b> Rowling (J.K). <i>Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone,</i> FIRST EDITION, first issue, 1997. £15,000 to £20,000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, seeking consignments:</b> Thornton (Samuel). <i>A Large Drought of the North Part of China Shewing…the Harbour of Chusan,</i> copper engraved map, 1711. £600 to £800
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, seeking consignments:</b> Stuart (Helen). Portrait of a Maori, over-painted gelatin silver print, signed and dated, 1885. £4,000 to £6,000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, seeking consignments:</b> Picasso (Pablo). Minotaure vaincu, plate 89 from La Suite Vollard , signed, Paris, 1939. £4,000 to £5,000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, seeking consignments:</b> Pissarro (Camille). Vachère au Bord de l'Eau, NUMBER 14 OF 100 PROOFS, etching, 1890. £800 to £1,200
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, seeking consignments:</b> Einstein (Albert). Copy of typewritten script of the episode "The Atom" of the TV programme "Your World Tomorrow", signed by Einstein. £2,000 to £3,000
  • <b>Christie’s Paris:</b> Blaise Cendrars and Fernand Léger, <i>La Fin du monde filmée par l’ange N.-D.,</i> Paris, Editions de la Sirène, 1919
    <b>Christie’s Paris:</b> André Breton, <i>Second manifeste du Surréalisme,</i> Paris, Editions Kra, 1930
    <b>Christie’s Paris:</b> Paul Eluard and Pablo Picasso, <i>La Barre d’appui,</i> Paris, Editions « Cahiers d’Art », 1936
    <b>Christie’s Paris:</b> Blaise Cendrars and Fernand Léger, <i>La Fin du monde filmée par l’ange N.-D.,</i> Paris, Editions de la Sirène, 1919
    <b>Christie’s Paris:</b> Hans Bellmer, <i>Die Puppe,</i> Paris, G.L.M., 1936
    <b>Christie’s Paris:</b> Salvador Dali, <i>La femme visible,</i> Paris, Editions Surréalistes, 1930
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Ian Fleming, <i>Goldfinger,</i> first edition, inscribed to Sir Henry Cotton, MBE, London, 1959. Sold for $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Joseph Brant, Mohawk Chief, ALS, writing after pledging support to King George III against American rebels, 1776. Sold for a record $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Sonia Delaunay, <i>Ses Peintures</i> . . ., 20 pochoir plates, Paris, 1925. Sold for a record $13,750.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Diana, Princess of Wales, 6 autograph letters signed to British <i>Vogue</i> editor, 1989-92. Sold for $10,400.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Alexander Hamilton, ALS, as Secretary of the Treasury covering costs of the new U.S. Mint, 1793. Sold for $12,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Benjamin Graham & David L. Dodd, <i>Security Analysis,</i> first edition, inscribed by Graham to a Wall Street trader, NY, 1934. Sold for $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> George Barbier & François-Louis Schmied, <i>Personnages de Comédie,</i> Paris, 1922. Sold for $9,375.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Alphonse Mucha, <i>Ilsée, Princesse de Tripoli,</i> Paris, 1897. Sold for a record $13,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Ralph Waldo Emerson, <i>The Dial,</i> first edition of the reconstituted issue, Emerson’s copy with inscriptions, Cincinnati, 1860. Sold for a record $3,250.