Auction Update Review

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On the Cusp

For the week just ended fifteen auctions were archived:  five denominated in dollars, four in British pounds, one in Australian dollars, and five in Euros.  Four thousand seven hundred and forty-five lots were offered and 3,557sold for a 75% success rate.  For lots sold the aggregate low estimate were $5,093,004 and the aggregate high $7,461,071.  Total sales were $8,531,258 and the total high estimate of all sold [sold and unsold] was $10,521,109.  Total sales amounted to 81% of the aggregate high estimate.  It was a good week.

 

Four sales reached or exceeded the total of their high estimates:

 

Ferraton:  Ancient and Modern Books, Prints and Photographies – 2nd Vacation – 153%;

 

Christie’s:  Travel, Science and Natural History – 130%

 

Alde:  Ancient and Modern Books – XIX century – 124%;

 

Christie’s:  L’age d’or du rail – 117%;

 

For the week ahead 11 sales are scheduled:

 

 

October 4th Bonhams:  Travel and Photography [18942]

                        Rupert Toovey and Co.:  Books, Photos, Prints, Ephemera [987]                       

 

October 5th Dominic Winter:  Printed Books & Maps [10511]

                        Sothebys:  Photographs [NO8775]

 

October 6th Alde:  Pierre Jean Remy Library [17316]

                        Bloomsbury Auctions:  Bibliophile [Godalming] [35842]

                        Christie’s:  Photographs [2470]

                        Dominic Winter:  Natural History [10611]

                        PBA Galleries:  Rare Americana [464]

 

October 7th Christie’s:  The American Landscape, Black and White Photographs from
The Collection of Bruce and Nancy Berman [2515]

                        Tajan:  Books [100711]

Bruce McKinney
3 October 2011

  • <b>Announcing a new Books for Sale platform hosted by Biblio</b>
    <b>List your books simultaneously on Rare Book Hub and Biblio</b>
  • <b>19th Century Shop’s Catalog 170 Great Books and Photos. Please inquire for a copy.</b>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Exodus 10:10 to 16:15. Complete Biblical scroll sheet in Hebrew, a Torah scroll panel. Middle East, ca. 10th or 11th century.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Copernicus Refuted. (Astronomy.). Scientific manuscript of a course of studies at Collège de la Trinité, Lyon. 1660s.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Israel’s War of Independence and the Early Days of the IDF. 58 photographs presented to Israel Ber, IDF officer and later convicted spy.
    <b>19th Century Shop’s Catalog 170 Great Books and Photos. Please inquire for a copy.</b>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Early Unpublished Darwin letter on the races of man. Autograph Letter Signed [to Henry Denny]. Down, Kent, June 1, [1844].
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Classic Image of American Slavery. Kimball, M. H. <i>Emancipated Slaves</i>. New York: George Hanks, 1863.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> (Underground Railroad.) Scaggs, Isaac. Important Runaway Slave Poster: $500 Reward Ran away, or decoyed from the subscriber…
  • <b>Bonhams, inviting consignments for Sep 27:</b> Newton. <i>Philosophiae naturalis principia mathematica</i>. London, 1687.
    <b>Bonhams, inviting consignments for Sep 27:</b> Josephus. <i>De antiquitate Judaica.</i> Lubeck, 1475-76.
    <b>Bonhams, inviting consignments for Sep 27:</b> Carlerius. <i>Sporta fragmentorum, Sportula fragmentorum</i>. Brussels, 1478-79.
    <b>Bonhams, inviting consignments for Sep 27:</b> Fridolin. <i>Der Schatzbehalter</i>. Nuremberg, 1491.
    <b>Bonhams, inviting consignments for Sep 27:</b> Pinder. <i>Der beschlossen gart des rosenkrantz marie</i>. Nuremberg, 1505.
    <b>Bonhams, inviting consignments for Sep 27:</b> Isidorus Hispalensis. <i>Synonyma de Homine</i>. Nuremberg, 1470-71.
    <b>Bonhams, inviting consignments for Sep 27:</b> Durer. Sammelband including <i>Underweysung der messing</i>. Nuremberg, 1525-29.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries: Fall 2017 Auction Schedule</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 19: 19th & 20th Century Prints & Drawings</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28: Printed & Manuscript Americana</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 5: African-American Fine Art</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries: Fall 2017 Auction Schedule</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 17: Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 19:<br>Art & Storytelling: Photographs & Photobooks</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 26: Rare & Important Travel Posters</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries: Fall 2017 Auction Schedule</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 2:<br>Old Master Through Modern Prints</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 7: Autographs</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14: 19th & 20th Century Literature</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries: Fall 2017 Auction Schedule</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 16: Contemporary Art</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:<br>Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 14: Illustration Art</b>