• <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: 32 Auctions Archived, another 21 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 2 February 32 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 6 denominated in euros, 5 in British pounds, 1 in Mexican pesos, and 20 in US dollars.  Turnover was $11,670,574 as 7,866 lots were offered and 6,706 lots sold for an 85% success rate.

  

3 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 


ChristiesOld Master Prints on January 29th: $4,602,625 
Arader GalleriesJanuary Auction on January 26th: $1,620,220 
Forum AuctionsEditions and Works on Paper on January 29th: $1,211,742 



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

Dorotheum Property from Aristocratic Estates and Important Provenance on January 28th: 221.76% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents on January 30th: 139.75% 
Forum AuctionsPrivate Press, Illustrated Books, and Modern First Editions on January 30th: 118.90% 
Morton SubastasAn Approach to the Graphic Work of Salvador Dali on January 24th: 113.83% 
ChristiesOld Master Prints on January 29th: 109.25% 
Doyle New YorkAmericana from the Library of Arnold "Jake" Johnson on January 29th: 104.76% 
Brunk AuctionsEmporium Auction - Books, Prints on January 25th: 100.87% 


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

Leland Little AuctionsNew Year's Gallery Auction - Prints, Books on January 5th: 100.00% 
National Book AuctionsBooks-on-Books, King Ranch, Easton Leather on January 27th: 100.00% 
Leland Little AuctionsEnd of Summer Gallery Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs on August 26th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsWeekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 1/22 on January 29th: 99.70% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 1/20 on January 27th: 99.56% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 1/22 on January 29th: 99.14% 
Leland Little AuctionsWinter Gallery Auction on January 26th: 98.48% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on January 26th: 97.67% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 1/20 on January 27th: 97.14% 
Morton SubastasAn Approach to the Graphic Work of Salvador Dali on January 24th: 96.83% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 12/30 on January 27th: 96.83% 
Brunk AuctionsPremier Auction on January 26th: 95.83% 
Brunk AuctionsEmporium Auction - Books, Prints on January 25th: 95.35% 
Forum AuctionsPrivate Press, Illustrated Books, and Modern First Editions on January 30th: 87.85% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents on January 30th: 86.28% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on January 29th: 85.09% 
Doyle New YorkAmericana from the Library of Arnold "Jake" Johnson on January 29th: 84.94% 
SkinnerFine Prints and Multiples, Fine Photographs on January 25th: 84.00% 
Swann GalleriesFine Illustrated Books and Graphics on January 29th: 83.08% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Christies The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, from: The Apocalypse on January 29th Actual price: USD $612,500.
  2. Christies The Death of the Virgin on January 29th Actual price: USD $492,500.
  3. Christies Saint Jerome reading in an Italian Landscape on January 29th Actual price: USD $468,500.
  4. Christies Saint Eustace on January 29th Actual price: USD $396,500.
  5. Christies The Madonna of Einsiedeln: Large Version on January 29th Actual price: USD $372,500.
  6. Christies The Three Trees on January 29th Actual price: USD $324,500.
  7. Christies Carceri on January 29th Actual price: USD $225,000.
  8. Arader Galleries Ortelius Theatro de la Tierra Universal on January 26th Actual price: USD $218,750.
  9. Christies Cottage and Farm Buildings with a Man sketching on January 29th Actual price: USD $137,500.
  10. Arader Galleries Visscher America Wall Map on January 26th Actual price: USD $118,750.
  11. Arader Galleries Audubon Aquatint Female Turkey on January 26th Actual price: USD $100,000.
  12. Arader Galleries Audubon Aquatint Purple Heron on January 26th Actual price: USD $90,000.
  13. Christies The Whore of Babylon, from: The Apocalypse on January 29th Actual price: USD $87,500.
  14. Arader Galleries American Neptune 1778 on January 26th Actual price: USD $87,500.
  15. Arader Galleries Audubon Aquatint Great White Heron on January 26th Actual price: USD $87,500.
  16. Christies Bust of an Oriental Man on January 29th Actual price: USD $81,250.
  17. Arader Galleries Hubbard's Present State of New England on January 26th Actual price: USD $81,250.
  18. Christies The Large Self-Portrait on January 29th Actual price: USD $75,000.
  19. Christies The Crucifixion, from: The Large Passion on January 29th Actual price: USD $75,000.
  20. Forum Auctions Girl with Balloon on January 29th Actual price: USD $68,120.
  21. Christies The Sudarium held by one Angel on January 29th Actual price: USD $65,000.
  22. Christies Double Portrait of the Painter Konrad Eberhard and his Brother Franz on January 29th Actual price: USD $62,500.
  23. Forum Auctions Laugh Now on January 29th Actual price: USD $59,605.
  24. Forum Auctions Barcode on January 29th Actual price: USD $59,605.
  25. Arader Galleries 2 Spanish charts of the North Pacific Coast on January 26th Actual price: USD $58,750.


32 total sales reported this week:

Forum Auctions. Artsy: The Master and the Muse on January 31st: 71.43%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Printed Books, Maps and Documents on January 30th: 86.28%
Forum Auctions. Private Press, Illustrated Books, and Modern First Editions on January 30th: 87.85%
Forum Auctions. Editions and Works on Paper on January 29th: 69.85%
Bonhams. The Gentleman's Library Sale - Books and Prints on January 30th: 77.78%
Doyle New York. Americana from the Library of Arnold "Jake" Johnson on January 29th: 84.94%
Leland Little Auctions. Winter Gallery Auction on January 26th: 98.48%
Leland Little Auctions. End of Summer Gallery Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs on August 26th: 100.00%
Leland Little Auctions. New Year's Gallery Auction - Prints, Books on January 5th: 100.00%
Morton Subastas. An Approach to the Graphic Work of Salvador Dali on January 24th: 96.83%
Swann Galleries. Fine Illustrated Books and Graphics on January 29th: 83.08%
National Book Auctions. Books-on-Books, King Ranch, Easton Leather on January 27th: 100.00%
Purcell Auctioneers. The Christmas Book Sale on December 12th: 77.27%
OSENAT. Automobilia - Books and Prints on January 26th: 62.77%
Brunk Auctions. Premier Auction on January 26th: 95.83%
Brunk Auctions. Emporium Auction - Books, Prints on January 25th: 95.35%
Neal Auction Company. Winter Estates Auction on January 27th: 54.72%
Skinner. Fine Prints and Multiples, Fine Photographs on January 25th: 84.00%
Neret Minet and Tessier. Books and Manuscripts on January 25th: 56.86%
Christies. Old Master Prints on January 29th: 75.00%
Dorotheum . Property from Aristocratic Estates and Important Provenance on January 28th: 76.47%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on January 29th: 85.09%
Heritage Auctions. Weekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 1/22 on January 29th: 99.70%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 1/22 on January 29th: 99.14%
Il Ponte. Books and Manuscripts on January 22nd: 79.63%
Kedem Auction. Judaica: Books, Manuscripts, Letters, Objects on January 22nd: 71.35%
Kedem Auction. Online| Judaica: Books, Manuscripts, Letters, Objects on January 23rd: 72.64%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 12/30 on January 27th: 96.83%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 1/20 on January 27th: 97.14%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 1/20 on January 27th: 99.56%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on January 26th: 97.67%
Arader Galleries. January Auction on January 26th: 50.51%

For the week ended Saturday xx auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 6 denominated in euros, 5 in British pounds, 1 in Mexican pesos, and 20 in US dollars.  Turnover was $11,670,574 as 7,866 lots were offered and 6,706 lots sold for an 85% success rate.

 

For the week ahead 21 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Feb. 4th
Gonnelli Casa DAste. Firenze. Books and Graphics. 643 lots
Stephan Welz & Co.. Constantia. Cape Town | Fine Art & Design Auction - The Library of the Late Frikkie Botha.. 159 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 70 lots

Tue. Feb. 5th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 1/29. 610 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Weekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 1/29. 305 lots

Wed. Feb. 6th
Bonhams. London. Travel and Exploration - logbooks, prints, books. 85 lots
Old World Auctions. Glen Allen. Maps and Atlases - Internet bidstart 2/6. 795 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autograph and Artifact Auction featuring Presidents - online bidstart 1/18. 944 lots
Rossini. Paris. Lithographs, Fine Art Prints. 211 lots

Thu. Feb. 7th
Bonhams. New York. Amor Fati - Photographs Online - bidstart 1/31. 133 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Modern Literature and Illustrated Books. 267 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Vintage Posters. 464 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Books Sold to Benefit the ABAA Benevolent Fund (at Oakland). 174 lots

Sat. Feb. 9th
Rachel Davis Fine Arts. Cleveland. Prints and Drawings. 359 lots
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Lee's Summit . Advertising. 544 lots
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . Gallery Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs. 18 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 168 lots

Sun. Feb. 10th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 2/3.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 2/3.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 1/13. 157 lots
Carlsen Gallery. Greenville, NY. Annual Winter Antiques Auction - Books, Prints. 19 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.