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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>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.
  • <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>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>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