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Rare Book Hub: 27 Auctions Archived, another 24 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Friday 28 August 2020 27 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transactions+ Database; 2 denominated in Danish krona, 4 in euros, 3 in British pounds, and 18 in US dollars.  Turnover was $1,730,966 as 6,205 lots were offered and 5,197 sold at a 84% success rate.

 

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

Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) bidstart 8/9 on August 16th: 117.04% 
Rago Arts and AuctionsFine Art - Prints on August 24th: 106.25% 


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

National Book AuctionsDickens, Sci-Fi, Catholic, Pulp, Antique, Decorative, etc. on August 25th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles Auction - online bidstart 7/28 on August 25th: 100.00% 
Rago Arts and AuctionsFine Art - Prints on August 25th: 100.00% 
Rago Arts and AuctionsFine Art - Prints on August 24th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly - Internet Bidstart 8/20 on August 27th: 99.47% 
Leland Little AuctionsSingle-Owner Advertising & Americana Auction, The Collection of Mary Wells, Greensboro, NC on August 23rd: 99.12% 
Heritage AuctionsU.S. Currency Weekly - Internet Bidstart 8/20 on August 27th: 98.74% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 8/18 on August 25th: 98.49% 
Bourgeault-Horan Antiquarians & Associates, LLCSummer Americana and Marine Auction on August 18th: 96.55% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 8/18 on August 25th: 96.13% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) Online bidstart 8/9 on August 19th: 94.83% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on August 24th: 90.72% 
University ArchivesRare Autographs, Books on August 28th: 89.11% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 8/16 on August 23rd: 88.14% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on August 27th: 87.50% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) bidstart 8/9 on August 16th: 84.87% 
Addison and SarovaRare Books and Ephemera on August 17th: 80.62% 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Morton Subastas Toda la Tierra de las Indias. on August 29th Actual price: USD $9,000.
  2. Heritage Auctions Tales of Suspense #39 (Marvel, 1963) CGC VG/FN 5.0 Cream to off-white pages. on August 25th Actual price: USD $9,000.
  3. Heritage Auctions Journey Into Mystery #83 (Marvel, 1962) CGC VG/FN 5.0 White pages. on August 25th Actual price: USD $9,000.
  4. Catawiki B. V. Biblia Sacra Vulgatae Editionis on August 24th Actual price: USD $8,590.
  5. Bourgeault-Horan Antiquarians & Associates, LLC 1816 MAP OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, WITH ENGRAVINGS BY ABEL BOWEN OF "THE GAP OF THE WHITE MOUNTAINS," "THE GREAT BOARSHEAD AND HAMPTON BEACH" AND "VIEWS OF THE WHITE MOUNTAINS FROM SHELBURNE," on August 18th Actual price: USD $8,400.
  6. Heritage Auctions Peanuts #1 Davis Crippen ("D" Copy) Pedigree (United Feature Syndicate, 1953) CGC FN/VF 7.0 Off-white to white pages. on August 25th Actual price: USD $7,800.
  7. Heritage Auctions X-Men #1 (Marvel, 1963) CGC VG+ 4.5 Off-white to white pages. on August 25th Actual price: USD $7,200.
  8. Addison and Sarova Madonna and Child Between St. Francis and St. Nicasius, also known as "Castelfranco Madonna." on August 17th Actual price: USD $6,000.
  9. Moreshet Auctions DarcheiTzedek—chassidut. First edition, Vlvi 1796, rare and important. on July 31st Actual price: USD $5,760.
  10. Bruun Rasmussen Two Part Story. on August 27th Actual price: USD $5,550.
  11. Moreshet Auctions Pesach Haggadah "GeulatYisrael"—printed by the Shapira brothers in Zhitomir, 1848, with additions handwritten from the period of the book’s printing. on July 31st Actual price: USD $5,280.
  12. Heritage Auctions Tim Bradstreet Punisher #50 Cover Original Art (Marvel Comics, 2007). on August 25th Actual price: USD $5,160.
  13. Addison and Sarova calligraphy specimen. With headpiece in the center with the name "John Rochfort," "ABC" on left and in reverse on right on August 17th Actual price: USD $5,100.
  14. Moreshet Auctions Large, comprehensive manuscript, more than 250 pages in Ashkenazi handwriting, with chiddushim on the Shas and poskim that were never printed, from the early 19th century. Rare, important, interesting! on July 31st Actual price: USD $5,040.
  15. Moreshet Auctions Or Pnei Moshe—first edition, Mastrich 1810, complete, handsome copy in the original binding, including rare endorsements. on July 31st Actual price: USD $4,800.
  16. Heritage Auctions Detective Comics #140 (DC, 1948) CGC VG- 3.5 Off-white to white pages. on August 25th Actual price: USD $4,800.
  17. Addison and Sarova THE BOTANIST'S REPOSITORY, COMPRISING COLOUR'D ENGRAVINGS OF NEW AND RARE PLANTS… BOTANICAL DESCRIPTIONS IN LATIN AND ENGLISH AFTER THE LINNAEAN SYSTEM. on August 17th Actual price: USD $4,500.
  18. Morton Subastas Trajes Regionales de México. Mapa de la República Mexicana. on August 29th Actual price: USD $4,500.
  19. National Book Auctions A Tale of Two Cities on August 25th Actual price: USD $4,406.
  20. Heritage Auctions Fr. 114 $10 1901 Legal Tender PCGS Choice About New 58PPQ. on August 27th Actual price: USD $4,080.
  21. Moreshet Auctions Letter from the Rebbe for one’s birthday, handwritten addition "for health, happiness, and besorottovot." 1965. on July 31st Actual price: USD $4,080.
  22. Rago Arts and Auctions John Wayne, 1986 (unframed) on August 25th Actual price: USD $4,063.
  23. Heritage Auctions Dick Ayers and John Tartaglione Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos #29 Story Page 13 Original Art (Marvel, 1966). on August 25th Actual price: USD $3,840.
  24. Moreshet Auctions 50th edition of the Tanya, the first published by the Rebbe, with the inclusion of 10 $1 bills given by the Rebbe. on July 31st Actual price: USD $3,840.
  25. Heritage Auctions The Incredible Hulk #181 (Marvel, 1974) CGC VF 8.0 White pages. on August 25th Actual price: USD $3,720.



27 sales reported this week:

Morton Subastas. Books and Papers: World Travelers and Explorers on August 29th: 26.07%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on August 27th: 87.50%
Addison and Sarova. Rare Books and Ephemera on August 17th: 80.62%
University Archives. Rare Autographs, Books on August 28th: 89.11%
Heritage Auctions. World Currency Weekly - Internet Bidstart 8/20 on August 27th: 99.47%
Heritage Auctions. U.S. Currency Weekly - Internet Bidstart 8/20 on August 27th: 98.74%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 8/18 on August 25th: 98.49%
Catawiki B. V.. Art and Photography - Online bidstart 8/16 on August 24th: 75.00%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 8/16 on August 23rd: 88.14%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) Online bidstart 8/9 on August 19th: 94.83%
Catawiki B. V.. Autographs and Manuscripts - Online bidstart 8/9 on August 18th: 70.21%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) bidstart 8/9 on August 16th: 84.87%
JellyFishTree. South African Books on August 21st: 27.87%
National Book Auctions. Dickens, Sci-Fi, Catholic, Pulp, Antique, Decorative, etc. on August 25th: 100.00%
Rago Arts and Auctions. Fine Art - Prints on August 25th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 8/18 on August 25th: 96.13%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles Auction - online bidstart 7/28 on August 25th: 100.00%
Bourgeault-Horan Antiquarians & Associates, LLC. Summer Americana and Marine Auction on August 18th: 96.55%
Rago Arts and Auctions. Fine Art - Prints on August 24th: 100.00%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on August 24th: 90.72%
Moreshet Auctions. Jewish Books and Manuscripts on July 31st: 57.47%
Leland Little Auctions. Single-Owner Advertising & Americana Auction, The Collection of Mary Wells, Greensboro, NC on August 23rd: 99.12%
Forum Auctions. Artsy: The Master and the Muse on August 22nd: 66.67%


For the week ahead 24 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Aug. 31st
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. The Adem Karisik Collection of Canada World Paper Money Online Auction. 78 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Great Americana Pow Wow - Session 5. 386 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 77 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 8/21. 65 lots
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. Unreserved Fine and Decorative Arts - Prints and Books - bidstart 8/20. 57 lots

Tue. Sep. 1st
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - Internet bidstart 8/21. 45 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. U.S. Currency Weekly - Internet Bidstart 8/25. 535 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. World Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 8/25. 177 lots

Wed. Sep. 2nd
Nye & Company Auctioneers. Bloomfield. Estate Treasures Auction. 81 lots
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Hudson. A Partial Gentleman's Library: Important Books from Around the World. 10 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Summer Online Only. 35 lots

Thu. Sep. 3rd
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Modern Literature, Private Press & Illustrated Books. 220 lots

Fri. Sep. 4th
Bonhams. New York. Nothing But Soul (Photographs) - bidstart 8/26. 64 lots
Bonhams. New York. Seeing Out of the Box - Conceptural Photographs Online - bidstart 8/26. 116 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Only Banksy. 23 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 8/28. 130 lots

Sat. Sep. 5th
Aspire Auctions. Cleveland. Fine Art Prints - Online bidstart 8/28. 20 lots
North American Auction Company. Bozeman. Early September American Indian and Western Sale. 123 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper.
Morton Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Modern Art - Prints, and Books on Art. 119 lots

Sun. Sep. 6th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters Weekly - Bidstart 8/30.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online - bidstart 8/30.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 8/23. 227 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Autographs and Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 8/28. 37 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>November 12-13, 2020</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> MACHIAVELLI, Niccolò. <i>Nicholas Machiavel's Prince. Also, The life of Castruccio Castracani of Lucca…</i> Translated by Edward Dacres. London, 1640. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> FILSON, John. <i>The Discovery, Settlement and present State of Kentucke: and An Essay towards the Topography, and Natural History of that important Country…</i> Wilmington, Del.: James Adams, 1784. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> ELUARD, Paul. <i>Un poeme dans chaque livre.</i> Paris: Louis Broder, 1956. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>November 12-13, 2020</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> LEWIS, James Otto. [<i>Aboriginal Port Folio.</i> Philadelphia: Published by the Author, 1835-1836]. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> [ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPTS]. BOOK OF HOURS, use of Rome, in Latin. [Southern Netherlands (Ghent or Bruges), c.1460]. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> MORE, Thomas, Sir. <i>The Workes ... wrytten by him in the Englysh tongue.</i> Edited by William Rastell. London, 1557. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>November 12-13, 2020</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> [KELMSCOTT PRESS]. MORRIS, William. <i>Love is Enough.</i> Hammersmith: The Kelmscott Press, 1897. $5,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> LINCOLN, Abraham. Autograph endorsement signed as President (“A. Lincoln”), 24 February 1863. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> WASHINGTON, George. Address panel with autograph free frank signed ("G:o Washington"), as Commander in Chief of the Continental Army, 5 August 1777. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>November 12-13, 2020</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> GOREY, Edward. <i>The Beastly Baby.</i> N.p.: The Fantod Press, 1962. $1,000 to $1,500.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> FROST, Robert. Photographic reproduction signed and inscribed ("Robert Frost”), to R.V. Thornton, 1955. $1,000 to $1,500.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> GOREY, Edward. <i>The Bug Book.</i> New York: Looking Glass Library, 1959. $500 to $700.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Book of Hours with Illuminated Miniatures, France, mid-15th century. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Conradus de Alemania [Halberstadt the Elder], <i>Concordantiae Bibliorum,</i> Strassburg, 1474. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Christopher Marlowe, <i>The Jew of Malta,</i> London, 1633. Earliest extant edition of this antiauthoritarian Elizabethan play. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b><br>Sir Isaac Newton, <i>The Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy,</i> first edition in English, 2 volumes, London, 1729. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> John Rae, <i>Narrative of an Expedition to the Shores of the Arctic Sea in 1846 and 1847,</i> first edition, London, 1850. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Philip Pittman, <i>The Present State of the European Settlements on the Mississippi…,</i> first edition, London, 1770. $10,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Cyanotype of an anatomy class at Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1895. $300 to $400.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Equine veterinary formulary, manuscript on paper, East Earl, Pennsylvania, circa 1860. $400 to $600.
  • <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> REGAMEY, Felix (1844-1906). Unique drawing showing Verlaine and Rimbaud in London, September 1872. €70,000 to 100,000
    <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> LABORDE, Alexandre de (1773-1842). <i>Voyage pittoresque et historique de l’Espagne.</i> Paris : 1806-1820. €20,000 to 30,000
    <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> BOCCACE, Jean (1313-1375). <i>Il Decamerone…</i> Venise : Gabriele Giolito di Ferrari, 1542.<br>€ 12,000 to 15,000
    <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> LAMBERT, Yvon (1936). Full collection of writings from <i>Une rêverie émanée de mes loisirs.</i> Paris : 1992 - 2018. €50,000 to 70,000
    <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> JOUVE, Paul (1878-1973) -- KIPLING, Rudyard (1865-1936). <i>La Chasse de Kaa.</i> Paris : Javal & Bourdeaux, 1930. €2,000 to 3,000