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Rare Book Hub: 50 Auctions Archived, another 46 Upcoming this Week

For the week ending Friday, 15 July 2022, 50 auctions were archived to Rare Book Hub’s Transactions+ database; 14 in euros,  6 in British pounds, 2 in Mexican pesos, and 28 in U.S. dollars. 

Turnover this past week was $21,052,664 as 76% of all lots sold. There were 14,749 offered while 11,163 were sold.  The average lot sold for $1,886.

For the week ahead 46 auctions are scheduled.

 

3 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars:

Christies. Valuable Books and Manuscripts on July 13th: $7,277,648
Sothebys. The James S. Copley Library: Magnificent American, Historical Documents: Second Selection on October 15th: $2,700,755
Poster Auctions International, Inc.. PAI-LXXXVII: Rare Posters - bidstart 6/14 on July 12th: $2,069,250

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

Christies. First Editions, Second Thoughts: An Auction in Support of English PEN - bidstart 6/28 on July 12th: 183.57%
Heritage Auctions. Music Memorabilia on July 10th: 170.67%
Lyon and Turnbull. Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Photographs on July 13th: 169.63%
Case Antiques, Inc.. Summer 2022 Auction on July 10th: 150.32%
Neal Auction Company. Bohemian Elegance: Eclectic Furniture and Art from the Estate of Mario Villa Part II on July 14th: 149.48%
Thomson Roddick Auctioneers & Valuers. Antiquarian and Collectible Books, and Related Items on July 14th: 135.62%
Catawiki B. V.. Autographs and Manuscripts - bidstart 6/24 on July 3rd: 128.13%
Forum Auctions. Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper on July 14th: 118.24%
Brunk Auctions. Emporium Auction on July 14th: 110.52%
Rossini. Philately, Books, Manuscripts, Posters on July 12th: 109.03%
Bellmans Auctioneers and Valuers. Printed Books, Manuscripts and Maps on July 14th: 105.73%
International Autograph Auctions Europe SL. Autographs, Letters and Manuscripts Auction - Day 1 on July 12th: 105.29%
International Autograph Auctions Europe SL. Autographs, Letters and Manuscripts Auction - Day 2 on July 13th: 104.37%
Rago Arts and Auctions. Art and Design (online) - bidstart 7/5 on July 12th: 101.55%


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

Heritage Auctions. World Currency Weekly - bidstart 7/5 on July 12th: 100.00%
Schilb Antiquarian. Rare Books with NO Reserve, NO Buyer's Premium on July 10th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Trading Card Games Select Auction - bidstart 7/6 on July 13th: 100.00%
Neal Auction Company. Bohemian Elegance: Eclectic Furniture and Art from the Estate of Mario Villa Part II on July 14th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Doonesbury NFT Comics & Comic Art Charity Showcase Auction on July 14th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Sports Collectibles Weekly - bidstart 6/26 on July 10th: 99.70%
Heritage Auctions. Comics, Animation and Art Weekly - bidstart 7/3 on July 11th: 99.53%
Heritage Auctions. Comic Art and Animation Select Auction - bidstart 7/6 on July 13th: 99.42%
Heritage Auctions. US Currency Weekly - bidstart 7/5 on July 12th: 99.38%
International Autograph Auctions Europe SL. Autographs, Letters and Manuscripts Auction - Day 2 on July 13th: 98.93%
Sothebys. The James S. Copley Library: Magnificent American, Historical Documents: Second Selection on October 15th: 98.62%
Christies. First Editions, Second Thoughts: An Auction in Support of English PEN - bidstart 6/28 on July 12th: 97.75%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Poster Weekly - bidstart 7/3 on July 10th: 97.00%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books: Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper - on July 9th: 97.00%
International Autograph Auctions Europe SL. Autographs, Letters and Manuscripts Auction - Day 1 on July 12th: 96.88%
Thomson Roddick Auctioneers & Valuers. Antiquarian and Collectible Books, and Related Items on July 14th: 96.84%
Copley Fine Art Auctions. The Sporting Sale 2022 on July 15th: 94.44%
Mennonite Life. Rare and Used Books on April 8th: 93.50%
Catawiki B. V.. Autographs and Manuscripts - bidstart 6/24 on July 3rd: 92.86%
Lyon and Turnbull. Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Photographs on July 13th: 92.63%
Case Antiques, Inc.. Summer 2022 Auction on July 10th: 89.86%
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Eclectic Auction - bidstart 7/6 on July 12th: 89.23%
Rago Arts and Auctions. Art and Design (online) - bidstart 7/5 on July 12th: 88.73%
Bellmans Auctioneers and Valuers. Printed Books, Manuscripts and Maps on July 14th: 87.82%
Heritage Auctions. Music Memorabilia on July 10th: 87.82%
Brunk Auctions. Emporium Auction on July 14th: 86.67%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books Auction (pre-1700) - bidstart 6/24 on July 4th: 85.90%
Winner's Auctions Ltd. Summer Sale on July 14th: 84.13%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books Auction (pre-1600) - bidstart 6/24 on July 5th: 84.00%
Forum Auctions. Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper on July 14th: 80.49%

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Christies Philosophiae naturalis principia mathematica. Edited by Edmond Halley (1656-1743). on July 13th Actual price: USD $809,394.
  2. Christies The Atlantic Neptune, published for the use of the Royal Navy of Great Britain ... under the Directions of the Right Honble. the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty. on July 13th Actual price: USD $749,439.
  3. Christies A sammelband of 5 mathematical texts, in Latin, illustrated manuscript on paper, on July 13th Actual price: USD $419,686.
  4. Christies On the Tendency of Species to form Varieties.' In: Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society, Vol. III, No. 9 on July 13th Actual price: USD $374,719.
  5. Christies Hortus Eystettensis. on July 13th Actual price: USD $329,753.
  6. Sothebys Notes on the State of Virginia; written in the year 1781, somewhat corrected and enlarged in the winter of 1782, for the use of a foreigner of distinction, in answer to certain queries proposed by him. on October 15th Actual price: USD $254,500.
  7. Christies Flora Graeca: sive plantarum ranorum historia, quas in provinciis aut insulis Graeciae. on July 13th Actual price: USD $179,865.
  8. Christies De mirabilibus mundi. on July 13th Actual price: USD $164,876.
  9. Christies Bible, with the Prologues attributed to St Jerome and the Interpretation of Hebrew Names, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on vellum on July 13th Actual price: USD $164,876.
  10. Heritage Auctions Bob Dylan 1963 Original Freewheelin' Album w/Four Deleted Tracks In Super-Rare Stereo. on July 10th Actual price: USD $150,000.
  11. Christies Analysis per quantitatum series, fluxiones, ac differentias: cum enumeratione linearum tertii ordinis. on July 13th Actual price: USD $149,888.
  12. Christies On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection. on July 13th Actual price: USD $142,393.
  13. Christies Harmonices mundi libri V. on July 13th Actual price: USD $134,899.
  14. Forum Auctions America, Colony of Virginia.- Certaine directions for the sending of Men, Comodities, & Cattle to Virginia, manuscript, [? c. 1609]. on July 14th Actual price: USD $123,035.
  15. Christies Large collection of scientific publications by the Dutch Nobel laureate, H.A. Lorentz, from his own private library. on July 13th Actual price: USD $112,416.
  16. Christies De revolutionibus orbium coelestium. - Georg Johann RHETICUS (1514-1574). on July 13th Actual price: USD $112,416.
  17. Sothebys History of the Expedition under the Command of Captains Lewis and Clark, to the Sources of the Missouri, thence across the Rocky Mountains and down to River Columbia and the Pacific Ocean, performed in the years 1804–5–6. on October 15th Actual price: USD $110,500.
  18. Christies Dialogo... sopre i due massimi sistemi del mondo Tolemaico, e Copernicano. on July 13th Actual price: USD $104,921.
  19. Christies Autograph sketchleaf for the Ninth Symphony, comprising two sections of the third movement, 'Rondo Burleske', on July 13th Actual price: USD $104,921.
  20. Sothebys Jonathan Swift. The Beauties of Swift: or, the Favorite Offspring of Wit & Genius. on October 15th Actual price: USD $104,500.
  21. Sothebys The Journal of Major George Washington, sent by the Hon. Robert Dinwiddie, Esq; his Majesty's Lieutenant-Governor, and Commander in Chief of Virginia, to the Commandant of the French Forces on Ohio. on October 15th Actual price: USD $104,500.
  22. Poster Auctions International, Inc. Fox-Land Jamaica Rum. 1897. on July 12th Actual price: USD $100,000.
  23. Christies Historia coelestis. Edited by Albert Curtz. on July 13th Actual price: USD $97,427.
  24. Christies Book of Hours, use of Rome, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on vellum on July 13th Actual price: USD $97,427.
  25. Christies Comoedia, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on vellum. on July 13th Actual price: USD $97,427.



50 total sales reported this week:

Brunk Auctions. Premier Auction on July 15th: 18.42%
Copley Fine Art Auctions. The Sporting Sale 2022 on July 15th: 94.44%
Winner's Auctions Ltd. Summer Sale on July 14th: 84.13%
Thomson Roddick Auctioneers & Valuers. Antiquarian and Collectible Books, and Related Items on July 14th: 96.84%
Rago Arts and Auctions. 20/21: The Chicago Edition on July 14th: 64.94%
PBA Galleries. Fine Literature on July 14th: 74.87%
Neal Auction Company. Bohemian Elegance: Eclectic Furniture and Art from the Estate of Mario Villa Part II on July 14th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Doonesbury NFT Comics & Comic Art Charity Showcase Auction on July 14th: 100.00%
Forum Auctions. Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper on July 14th: 80.49%
Brunk Auctions. Emporium Auction on July 14th: 86.67%
Bellmans Auctioneers and Valuers. Printed Books, Manuscripts and Maps on July 14th: 87.82%
North American Auction Company. Western and Native American Auction on July 9th: 76.13%
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Eclectic Auction - bidstart 7/6 on July 12th: 89.23%
Tessier & Sarrou and Associates. Online Sale - Posters on July 12th: 59.97%
RR Auction. Fine Autographs and Artifacts - bidstart 6/24 on July 13th: 71.43%
Lyon and Turnbull. Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Photographs on July 13th: 92.63%
International Autograph Auctions Europe SL. Autographs, Letters and Manuscripts Auction - Day 2 on July 13th: 98.93%
Christies. Valuable Books and Manuscripts on July 13th: 70.40%
Heritage Auctions. Trading Card Games Select Auction - bidstart 7/6 on July 13th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Depth of Field: Photographs on July 13th: 69.64%
Heritage Auctions. Comic Art and Animation Select Auction - bidstart 7/6 on July 13th: 99.42%
Rossini. Philately, Books, Manuscripts, Posters on July 12th: 64.22%
Rago Arts and Auctions. Art and Design (online) - bidstart 7/5 on July 12th: 88.73%
Poster Auctions International, Inc.. PAI-LXXXVII: Rare Posters - bidstart 6/14 on July 12th: 51.72%
Morton Subastas. Antiquarian and Contemporary Books Auction on July 12th: 26.97%
International Autograph Auctions Europe SL. Autographs, Letters and Manuscripts Auction - Day 1 on July 12th: 96.88%
Christies. First Editions, Second Thoughts: An Auction in Support of English PEN - bidstart 6/28 on July 12th: 97.75%
Heritage Auctions. World Currency Weekly - bidstart 7/5 on July 12th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. US Currency Weekly - bidstart 7/5 on July 12th: 99.38%
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. Books, Graphics modern and ancient Arts, Antiques - Day 3 on May 14th: 46.31%
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. Books, Graphics modern and ancient Arts, Antiques - Day 2 on May 13th: 53.05%
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. Books, Graphics modern and ancient Arts, Antiques - Day 1 on May 12th: 60.55%
Mennonite Life. Rare and Used Books on April 8th: 93.50%
Vermot de Pas. 75th Cannes Film Festival: Cinema Posters Sale on May 19th: 37.39%
Mirabaud-Mercier Auctioneers. Listed Book Sale on May 4th: 75.88%
Thomaston Place Auction Galleries. July Splendor - Day 3 on July 10th: 75.79%
Schilb Antiquarian. Rare Books with NO Reserve, NO Buyer's Premium on July 10th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Sports Collectibles Weekly - bidstart 6/26 on July 10th: 99.70%
Heritage Auctions. Comics, Animation and Art Weekly - bidstart 7/3 on July 11th: 99.53%
OSENAT. The Empire at Fontainebleau on June 26th: 52.31%
OSENAT. The Empire at Fontainebleau on June 25th: 63.89%
Morton Subastas. Opportunity Auction on July 9th: 47.76%
Case Antiques, Inc.. Summer 2022 Auction on July 10th: 89.86%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books Auction (pre-1600) - bidstart 6/24 on July 5th: 84.00%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books Auction (pre-1700) - bidstart 6/24 on July 4th: 85.90%
Catawiki B. V.. Autographs and Manuscripts - bidstart 6/24 on July 3rd: 92.86%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books: Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper - on July 9th: 97.00%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Poster Weekly - bidstart 7/3 on July 10th: 97.00%
Heritage Auctions. Music Memorabilia on July 10th: 87.82%
Sothebys. The James S. Copley Library: Magnificent American, Historical Documents: Second Selection on October 15th: 98.62%

 

For the week ahead 46 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jul. 18th
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books Auction (pre-1700) - bidstart 7/8. 75 lots

Tue. Jul. 19th
Sothebys. London. Books, Manuscripts and Music from Medieval to Modern - bidstart 7/12. 373 lots
Sothebys. New York. Contemporary Discoveries - bidstart 7/8. 123 lots
Christies. New York. Contemporary Edition - bidstart 7/8. 109 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. US Currency Weekly - bidstart 7/12. 308 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. World Currency Weekly - bidstart 7/12. 183 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Only Banksy. 12 lots
Rossini. Paris. Photos, Books, Cameras and Photographic Material. 117 lots
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Chadds Ford, PA . Eclectic Variety Auction Online - bidstart 7/8. 34 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books Auction (pre-1600) - bidstart 7/8. 23 lots
Chorley's. Gloucestershire. Fine Art & Antiques. 45 lots

Wed. Jul. 20th
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books, Maps and Documents. 424 lots
Nye & Company Auctioneers. Bloomfield. Estate Treasures Auction. 23 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comic Art and Animation Select Auction - bidstart 7/13. 275 lots
Sothebys. New York. Modern Discoveries - bidstart 7/8. 71 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Trading Card Games Select Auction - bidstart 7/13. 104 lots

Thu. Jul. 21st
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. Online Book Auction. 492 lots
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Constantia. Antiquarian Books - bidstart 7/14. 588 lots
Artcurial. Paris. Enki Bilal. 25 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. British & European Paintings, Old Master Drawing & Prints. 115 lots
Chiswick Auctions. London. Autographs and Memorabilia. 419 lots
Christies. New York. Tresspassing - bidstart 7/8. 38 lots
Leland Little Auctions. Hillsborough, NC. July Estate Auction. 61 lots
Sothebys. New York. Fine Books and Manuscripts, Including Americana - Part 1. 13 lots
Sothebys. New York. Fine Books and Manuscripts, Including Americana - Part 2 - bidstart 7/7. 116 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Olympic Memorabilia - bidstart 6/27. 63 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. The Legendary Trading Card Games Showcase Auction. 138 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Summer Sports Catalogue Auction. 4325 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper. 293 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. The Wild West Auction, Day 1: Featuring the Gary Bracken Collection. 592 lots
Vermot de Pas. Paris. NASA : HISTORY OF THE SPACE CONQUEST, PHOTOGRAPHIES AND ARTEFACTS - LIVE ONLY SALE. 356 lots
Sothebys. London. Masters of the Woodblock: Important Japanese Prints - bidstart 7/14. 40 lots
Du Mouchelles. Detroit. The July Auctions. 104 lots

Fri. Jul. 22nd
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Hollywood and Entertainment. 421 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. The Wild West Auction, Day 2. 396 lots

Sat. Jul. 23rd
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books: Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper -. 200 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. The Wild West Auction, Day 3. 57 lots
Ripley Auctions. Indianapolis. Great Estates: Antiques To Post Modern Art & Design. 61 lots

Sun. Jul. 24th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics, Animation and Art Weekly - bidstart 7/17.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Poster Weekly - bidstart 7/17.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sports Collectibles Weekly - bidstart 7/10. 295 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. The Skourtes Collection of Fancy Serial Number $2 FRNs Currency Showcase Auction. 403 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. The Wild West Auction, Day 4. 238 lots
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Timed Collectors sale of Olympic memorabilia, Beano and Dandy Comics and Ephemera etc - bidstart 7/1. 124 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Autographs and Manuscripts - bidstart 7/15. 41 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Exclusive Books Auction - bidstart 7/15. 23 lots

Michael Stillman

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  • <center><b>Swann Auction Galleries<br>View Our Record Breaking Results</b>
    <b>Swann:</b> Scott Joplin, <i>Treemonisha: Opera in Three Acts,</i> New York, 1911. Sold March 24 — $40,000.
    <b>Swann:</b> Louisa May Alcott, autograph letter signed, 1868. Sold June 2 — $23,750.
    <b>Swann:</b> Anne Bradstreet, <i>Several Poems Compiled with Great Variety of Wit and Learning, full of Delight,</i> Boston, 1758. Sold June 2 — $21,250.
    <b>Swann:</b> William Shakespeare, <i>Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies. Published according to the true Originall Copies. The Second Impression,</i> London, 1632. Sold May 5 — $161,000.
    <center><b>Swann Auction Galleries<br>View Our Record Breaking Results</b>
    <b>Swann:</b> John Bachmann, <i>Panorama of the Seat of War,</i> New York, 1861-62. Sold June 23 — $35,000.
    <b>Swann:</b> Charlotte Bronte, <i>Jane Eyre,</i> first edition, London, 1847. Sold June 16 — $23,750.
    <b>Swann:</b> Elihu Vedder, <i>Simple Simon, His Book,</i> 1913. Sold June 9 — $12,350.
    <b>Swann:</b> Frederick Catherwood, <i>Views of Ancient Monuments in Central America, Chiapas and Yucatan,</i> London, 1844. Sold April 7 — $37,500.
  • <center><b>University Archives<br>Rare Autographs, Manuscripts & Books<br>August 17, 2022</b>
    <b>University Archives, Aug. 17:</b> George Washington ADS, One of the Earliest in His Hand, A Survey from 1752, the Same Year He Inherited Mount Vernon.
    <b>University Archives, Aug. 17:</b> Rare JFK Signed Check & Transmittal Letter During Campaign for 1956 VP Nomination, Both BAS Slabbed; Possibly A Unique Combo!
    <b>University Archives, Aug. 17:</b> Daniel Boone Signed Receipt as VA Delegate; During His 1st of 3 Terms, Boone Was Kidnapped by British Forces Gunning for Gov. T. Jefferson & Other Legislators.
    <center><b>University Archives<br>Rare Autographs, Manuscripts & Books<br>August 17, 2022</b>
    <b>University Archives, Aug. 17:</b> Benjamin Franklin Signed Receipt for “Pennsylvania Gazette,” Important & Beautifully Displayed
    <b>University Archives, Aug. 17:</b> Lincoln & His Civil War Cabinet: 8 Signatures, Beautifully Presented!
    <b>University Archives, Aug. 17:</b> G.A. Custer ALS from Fort Lincoln, Dakota Territory to Capt. Yates, Who Also Died at Little Bighorn, Re: Acquiring “good horses” from Kentucky for 7th Cavalry.
    <center><b>University Archives<br>Rare Autographs, Manuscripts & Books<br>August 17, 2022</b>
    <b>University Archives, Aug. 17:</b> Jefferson Davis ALS: “the negroes are humble and generally inclined to cling to their masters…neither crop or stock could be protected from their thieving” – Incredible!
    <b>University Archives, Aug. 17:</b> Lee Harvey Oswald Signed Letter: “if we finally get back to the states…maybe we’ll…settle in Texas,” Warren Commission Exhibit.
    <b>University Archives, Aug. 17:</b> Babe Ruth First Edition Biography Signed Just Months Before His Death, Excellent Signature!
    <center><b>University Archives<br>Rare Autographs, Manuscripts & Books<br>August 17, 2022</b>
    <b>University Archives, Aug. 17:</b> “B Arnold” ANS on Pre-Revolutionary War Promissory Note Dating From His Days as a New Haven Merchant
    <b>University Archives, Aug. 17:</b> Bob Dylan Signed LP “Blonde on Blonde” with Jeff Rosen COA.
    <b>University Archives, Aug. 17:</b> Marilyn Monroe & Joe DiMaggio Signed Checks, Handsomely Displayed.