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Rare Book Hub: 37 Auctions Archived, another 23 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Friday, 1 May 2020, 37 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 13 denominated in euros, 5 in British pounds, and 19 in US dollars.  Turnover was $14,586,542 as 10,213 lots were offered and 9,087 sold for a healthy 89% rate of sale.

 

 4 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 


Heritage AuctionsCentral States Currency Auction on April 27th: $4,786,327 
SothebysPrints and Multiples - Online bidstart 4/17 on April 28th: $3,320,500 
Heritage AuctionsCentral States World Paper Money on April 27th: $1,688,651 
Heritage AuctionsIllustration Art on April 24th: $1,539,736 
 

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

Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Modern Literature, Children's, Private Press and Original Illustrations on April 30th: 188.39% 
Forum AuctionsOnline only: Paolozzi Prints from a Private Collection on April 29th: 143.67% 
ALDENoel Herme Mountain Library - Part 1 on April 24th: 123.64% 
FinartePrints and Multiples on April 27th: 116.49% 
Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 4/21 on April 28th: 109.50% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on April 28th: 100.04% 


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

Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 4/21 on April 28th: 100.00% 
ChristiesWalker Evans: An American Master - bidstart 4/21 on April 29th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsComics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online on April 27th: 99.28% 
Arader GalleriesNew York Views, Maps, Scenes, and Naval Prints from the Downtown Association on April 25th: 99.15% 
Heritage AuctionsThe Drs. Joanne and Edward Dauer Sale of World Banknotes on April 24th: 98.98% 
Heritage AuctionsSports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 4/26 on April 26th: 98.88% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Modern Literature, Children's, Private Press and Original Illustrations on April 30th: 98.72% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters Weekly on April 26th: 98.20% 
Heritage AuctionsU.S. Currency Weekly - Internet Bidstart 4/21 on April 28th: 97.97% 
PBA GalleriesMiscellaneous Books - bistart 4/20 on April 30th: 97.65% 
Heritage AuctionsIllustration Art on April 24th: 97.34% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on April 25th: 96.00% 
Heritage AuctionsCentral States Currency Auction on April 27th: 94.49% 
North American Auction CompanyAmerican Indian and Western Sale - Fine Art Prints, Advertising, Signs on April 25th: 93.55% 
Heritage AuctionsCentral States World Paper Money on April 27th: 93.26% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on April 28th: 92.75% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - Internet bidstart 4/10 on April 21st: 90.00% 
Forum AuctionsOnline only: Paolozzi Prints from a Private Collection on April 29th: 90.00% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 4/10 on April 22nd: 89.38% 
SothebysPrints and Multiples - Online bidstart 4/17 on April 28th: 87.60% 
Grays AuctioneersFine Art - Prints on April 29th: 86.36% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 4/10 on April 20th: 86.30% 
Alaska AuctionOnline Auction - Books, Prints - bidstart now on April 29th: 85.00% 
Doyle New YorkPrints and Multiples on April 29th: 84.18% 
FinartePrints and Multiples on April 27th: 80.39% 
 
 
Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys GRAPES (FELDMAN & SCHELLMANN II.190-195) on April 28th Actual price: USD $375,000.
  2. Sothebys MOONWALK (FELDMAN & SCHELLMANN II.405) on April 28th Actual price: USD $187,500.
  3. Sothebys TARGET (ULAE 147) on April 28th Actual price: USD $162,500.
  4. Sothebys UNTITLED (SCHELLMANN 261-270) on April 28th Actual price: USD $150,000.
  5. Heritage Auctions Fr. 2221-C $5,000 1934 Federal Reserve Note. PMG About Uncirculated 55. on April 27th Actual price: USD $138,000.
  6. Heritage Auctions Fr. 2231-A $10,000 1934 Federal Reserve Note. PMG About Uncirculated 55. on April 27th Actual price: USD $132,000.
  7. Sothebys SWEET DREAMS BABY! (CORLETT 39) on April 28th Actual price: USD $125,000.
  8. Sothebys SUNSET (SEE FELDMAN & SCHELLMANN II.85-88) on April 28th Actual price: USD $112,500.
  9. Heritage Auctions Untitled, 1982 on April 24th Actual price: USD $112,500.
  10. Heritage Auctions Fr. 165b $100 1862 Legal Tender PMG Very Fine 25. on April 27th Actual price: USD $84,000.
  11. Sothebys RED LENIN (FELDMAN & SCHELLMANN II.403) on April 28th Actual price: USD $81,250.
  12. Sothebys BLACK LENIN (FELDMAN & SCHELLMANN II.402) on April 28th Actual price: USD $75,000.
  13. Heritage Auctions Zanzibar Zanzibar Government 20 Rupees 1.1.1908 Pick 4cts1 Color Trial Specimen PMG Choice Uncirculated 64. on April 27th Actual price: USD $72,000.
  14. Sothebys RELATIVITY (BOOL/KIST/LOCHER/WEIRDA 389) on April 28th Actual price: USD $68,750.
  15. Doyle New York MARILYN (FELDMAN/SCHELLMAN II.26) on April 29th Actual price: USD $62,500.
  16. Sothebys HAGGADAH (P2) on April 28th Actual price: USD $62,500.
  17. Sothebys HOTEL ACATLÁN: TWO WEEKS LATER (MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, TOKYO 271) on April 28th Actual price: USD $62,500.
  18. Sothebys ABSTRAKTES BILD (P1) on April 28th Actual price: USD $60,000.
  19. Sothebys GAZING BALL (DA VINCI MONA LISA) on April 28th Actual price: USD $60,000.
  20. Sothebys POP SHOP I (LITTMANN PP. 82-83) on April 28th Actual price: USD $60,000.
  21. Heritage Auctions Lebanon Banque de Syrie et du Liban 250 Livres 1.4.1939 Pick 21 PMG Extremely Fine 40. on April 27th Actual price: USD $57,600.
  22. Sothebys BURNING ELEGY (WALKER ART CENTER 520) on April 28th Actual price: USD $52,500.
  23. Sothebys AN IMAGE OF GREGORY (MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, TOKYO 276) on April 28th Actual price: USD $52,500.
  24. Heritage Auctions Neat Trick, 1953 on April 24th Actual price: USD $52,500.
  25. Sothebys TALES OF GENJI II on April 28th Actual price: USD $50,000.



37 total sales reported this week:

Tajan. Online - Comics on April 15th: 20.37%
Tajan. Books and Manuscripts on April 24th: 46.86%
Chiswick Auctions. Photographica on April 29th: 59.70%
PBA Galleries. Miscellaneous Books - bistart 4/20 on April 30th: 97.65%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Picture Sale - Prints on April 30th: 75.00%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Modern Literature, Children's, Private Press and Original Illustrations on April 30th: 98.72%
Grays Auctioneers. Fine Art - Prints on April 29th: 86.36%
Forum Auctions. Forum Auctions @ Artsy: Colour Theory on April 29th: 51.24%
Forum Auctions. Online only: Paolozzi Prints from a Private Collection on April 29th: 90.00%
Doyle New York. Prints and Multiples on April 29th: 84.18%
Christies. Walker Evans: An American Master - bidstart 4/21 on April 29th: 100.00%
Alaska Auction. Online Auction - Books, Prints - bidstart now on April 29th: 85.00%
Heritage Auctions. World Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 4/21 on April 28th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. U.S. Currency Weekly - Internet Bidstart 4/21 on April 28th: 97.97%
Heritage Auctions. Comics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online on April 27th: 99.28%
Heritage Auctions. Central States Currency Auction on April 27th: 94.49%
Heritage Auctions. Central States World Paper Money on April 27th: 93.26%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters Weekly on April 26th: 98.20%
Heritage Auctions. Sports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 4/26 on April 26th: 98.88%
Sothebys. Prints and Multiples - Online bidstart 4/17 on April 28th: 87.60%
Ader. Photography Books on April 28th: 75.57%
Finarte. Prints and Multiples on April 27th: 80.39%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on April 28th: 92.75%
Potomack Company. Fine Art and Antiques on April 25th: 64.29%
North American Auction Company. American Indian and Western Sale - Fine Art Prints, Advertising, Signs on April 25th: 93.55%
Arader Galleries. New York Views, Maps, Scenes, and Naval Prints from the Downtown Association on April 25th: 99.15%
ALDE. Noel Herme Mountain Library - Part 2 on April 25th: 63.33%
ALDE. Noel Herme Mountain Library - Part 1 on April 24th: 77.20%
Heritage Auctions. The Drs. Joanne and Edward Dauer Sale of World Banknotes on April 24th: 98.98%
Heritage Auctions. Illustration Art on April 24th: 97.34%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on April 25th: 96.00%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 4/17 on April 24th: 73.33%
Catawiki B. V.. Cartography - Online Bidstart 4/17 on April 24th: 41.54%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 4/10 on April 22nd: 89.38%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - Internet bidstart 4/10 on April 21st: 90.00%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 4/10 on April 20th: 86.30%
Catawiki B. V.. Autographs and Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 4/10 on April 19th: 78.38%


For the week ahead 25 sales are scheduled:

Mon. May. 4th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 67 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 4/24. 55 lots

Tue. May. 5th
Morton Subastas. México DF CP 11000. This is Now Contemporary Art - Prints. 45 lots
Kedem Auctions Ltd.. Jerusalem . The Collection of Rabbi Professor Daniel Sperber. 71 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - Internet bidstart 4/24. 38 lots
Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers. Kilkenny. Timed Auction: Books. 374 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. U.S. Currency Weekly - Internet Bidstart 4/28. 643 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. World Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 4/28. 138 lots

Wed. May. 6th
University Archives. Westport. Autographs, Books and Relics. 261 lots
Christies. New York. Andy Warhol: Better Days - bidstart 4/28. 60 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 4/24. 80 lots

Thu. May. 7th
Swann Galleries. New York. Printed and Manuscript African Americana SALE POSTPONED - DATE TBA. 402 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Americana - Travel & Exploration - World History - Cartography. 412 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper. 300 lots
Freemans. Philadelphia. P.G. Wodehouse Collection of William Toplis. 191 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Spring Sports Collectibles. 3117 lots
Nye & Company Auctioneers. Bloomfield. Backyard Timed Auction - Prints, Books. 94 lots

Fri. May. 8th
Tessier & Sarrou and Associates. Paris. COLLECTION OF ART CRITIC FRANK ELGAR, FERNAND LEGER - Postponed - Date TBA. 53 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 5/1. 126 lots

Sat. May. 9th
Tessier & Sarrou and Associates. Paris. Comics - POSTPONED - Date TBA. 603 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper.

Sun. May. 10th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 4/26. 267 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Autographs and Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 5/1. 27 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>Including the Eric C. Caren Collection Part 8<br>Online July 6 - 21, 2020</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jul. 6 to 21:</b> Albert Einstein, typed letter signed, explaining the nature of his personal atheism and belief in God. $70,000 to $100,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jul. 6 to 21:</b> George Washington. Autograph letter signed to Bryan Fairfax, looking forward to the Treaty of Paris, 5 February 1783. $60,000 to $80,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jul. 6 to 21:</b> Alfred Swaine Taylor. Early “photogenic drawing,” photograph of a fern, dated 2 December 1839. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>Including the Eric C. Caren Collection Part 8<br>Online July 6 - 21, 2020</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jul. 6 to 21:</b> "Departure of Mr. Lincoln—Parting Address" in the <i>Weekly Illinois State Journal,</i> Vol. XXX, No. 1541, Springfield, February 13, 1861. $4,000 to $6,000
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jul. 6 to 21:</b> Benjamin Harrison document signed certifying the service of Daniel Cumbo, a black Revolutionary soldier. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jul. 6 to 21:</b> Front page printing of the Articles of Confederation in the <i>New-Jersey Gazette,</i> Vol. 1, No. 22. Trenton, April 29, 1778. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>Including the Eric C. Caren Collection Part 8<br>Online July 6 - 21, 2020</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jul. 6 to 21:</b> George Washington Funeral Procession Broadside. Boston, January 6, 1800. $5,000 to $7,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jul. 6 to 21:</b> Philippe Laroque, printed score for “The Heroe of New Orleans Battle.” Philadelphia, 1815. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jul. 6 to 21:</b> Report of the Battle of Queenston Heights, the first major battle in the War of 1812, in <i>Supplement to the Quebec Gazette,</i> 24th October 1812. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>Including the Eric C. Caren Collection Part 8<br>Online July 6 - 21, 2020</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jul. 6 to 21:</b> His Majesty's Most Gracious Speech to both Houses of Parliament, On Tuesday the Eighteenth Day of November, 1760. London, 1760. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jul. 6 to 21:</b> Elegy on the Death of James Lawrence, Esq. late Commander of the U.S. Frigate Chesapeake. [Boston]: A. Bowen, 1813. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jul. 6 to 21:</b> Benjamin Lincoln's Commission as Major General, signed by John Hancock, 19 February 1777. $30,000 to $50,000.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries July 9:</b><br>John James Audubon, <i>Great Blue Heron,</i> hand-colored aquatint and engraved plate, 1834. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries July 9:</b> Joshua Fry & Peter Jefferson, <i>A Map of the Most Inhabited Part of Virginia,</i> Dalrymple edition, 1755. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries July 9:</b><br>John James Audubon, <i>The Birds of America,</i> sign & inscribed to Brantz Mayer, 1840-44. $18,000 to $22,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries July 9:</b> Vincenzo Maria Coronelli & Jean Baptiste Nolin, Paris, 1688. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries July 9:</b> Henri Abraham Chatelain, <i>Atlas Historique,</i> 7 volumes, Amsterdam, 1705-1720. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries July 9:</b> Johann Baptist Homann, <i>Atlas Mapparum Geographicarum...,</i> Nuremberg, circa 1750s. $12,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries July 9:</b> Lowell Mason, <i>Musical Exercises for Singing Schools,</i> Boston, 1838. $1,500 to $2,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries July 9:</b> Alexander Wilson, <i>American Ornithology,</i> 9 volumes, Philadelphia, 1808-14. $6,000 to $9,000.
  • <center><b> Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on July 6th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, July 6:</b><br>Latin Book of Hours, around 1480.<br>Est: € 30,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, July 6:</b><br>Northern journeys - Collection of around 120 works, 17th-19th century.
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, July 6:</b><br>J. Joyce, <i>Ulysses,</i> 1922. Est: € 8,000
    <center><b> Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on July 6th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, July 6:</b><br>Florilegium, <i>Fleurs du Printemps et de l‘Este,</i> around 1630. Est: € 35,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, July 6:</b><br>T. R. Malthus, <i>An essay on the principle of population,</i> 1798. Est: € 60,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, July 6:</b><br>E. Cerillo, <i>Dipinti murali di Pompei,</i> 1886. Est: € 2,000
    <center><b> Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on July 6th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, July 6:</b><br><i>Bulla aurea,</i> 1485. Est: € 40,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, July 6:</b><br>A. Verschaffelt, <i>Iconographie des Camellias,</i> 1848-60. Est: € 10,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, July 6:</b><br>M. Duchamp & A. Breton, <i>Le surréalisme en 1947,</i> 1947.<br>Est: € 16,000
    <center><b> Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on July 6th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, July 6:</b><br>H. Schedel, <i>Liber chronicarum,</i> 1493.<br>Est: € 25,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, July 6:</b><br>M. E. Chevreul, <i>De la loi du contraste simultané des couleurs,</i> 1839.<br>Est: € 5,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, July 6:</b><br>F. Léger & P. Éluard, <i>Liberté j‘écris ton nom,</i> 1953. Est: € 15,000
  • <center><b>Bonhams<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>Online Only<br>25 June to 8 July 2020</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Jun. 25 – Jul. 8:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>Macbeth: A Tragedy.</i> Acted at the Dukes-Theatre. London: printed for William Cademan, 1673. $60,000 to $90,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun. 25 – Jul. 8:</b> MUYBRIDGE, EADWEARD. Panorama of San Francisco, from California-St. Hill. [San Francisco:] Morse's Gallery, 1877. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun. 25 – Jul. 8:</b> BRUNUS ARETINUS, LEONARDUS. <i>De bello Italico adversus Gothos gesto.</i> Venice: Nicolas Jenson, 1471. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <center><b>Bonhams<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>Online Only<br>25 June to 8 July 2020</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Jun. 25 – Jul. 8:</b> HILL, JOHN. <i>Compleat Body of Gardening.</i> London: printed for T. Osborne; T. Trye; S. Crowder and Co.; and H. Woodgate, 1757. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun. 25 – Jul. 8:</b> GASPAR DE PORTOLA. Document Signed Twice ("Gaspar de Portola," & "M. Portola"), 29 pp, Puebla, Mexico, December 10, 1780. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun. 25 – Jul. 8:</b> VINGTIEME SIECLE. A complete set of the second series of <i>Vingtieme Siecle (XXe Siecle),</i> together with all fourteen special numbers. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <center><b>Bonhams<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>Online Only<br>25 June to 8 July 2020</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Jun. 25 – Jul. 8:</b> ROOSEVELT, FRANKLIN DELANO. Autograph Letter Signed ("F.D.R.") as President, Washington, [1941], to Norman Davis, on White House stationery. $6,000 to $8,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun. 25 – Jul. 8:</b> HAYEK, FRIEDRICH AUGUST. Autograph Manuscript, "Discipline of Civilisation." $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun. 25 – Jul. 8:</b> ADAMS, HANNAH; ADAMS, THOMAS "BOOK". Daubuz, Charles. <i>A Perpetual Commentary On The Revelation Of St. John.</i> London: Printed for Benj. Tooke, 1720. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun. 25 – Jul. 8:</b> EMPEROR NORTON. Photograph signed ("Norton I"), albumen print carte-de-visite. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun. 25 – Jul. 8:</b> ROBERTS, DAVID. <i>Egypt and Nubia from Drawings Made on the Spot ... with Historical Descriptions by William Brockendon.</i> London: F.G. Moon, 1846-9. $4,000 to $6,000.