Auction Update Review

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For the week ending Saturday November 12th nineteen auctions were archived; four in British Pounds, eight in Euros and seven in Dollars.  Five thousand and fifty three lots were offered and 3,746 sold for a 74% success rate.  Total turnover was $15,758,205 against the aggregate high estimate of $19,004,566:  83%.  Sotheby’s completed three sales in this category and accounted for $7,943,675 of the week’s turnover:

 

Rare Books from an Amateur’s Library on November 9th:  $1,839,892

Books and Manuscripts on November 9th:  $3,523,234

Photographs on November 11th:  $2,580,549

 

Theirs was an exceptional performance.

 

Doyle New York also delivered back-to-back first tier performances as well:

 

Books, Photographs & Prints on November 7th:  $2,171,081

Prints and Books from the Creedmore and Adele Fath Charitable Foundation Trust:  $568,900

 

In the changing alchemy of the New York auction market Doyle, with these sales, is delivering results commensurate with the top New York houses, further confirming New York’s dominance of the North American if not the world auction market for printed material.  In New York today Sotheby’s, Christies, Bonhams, Swann’s, Doyle and Heritage are delivering the most exciting auction market in a generation.

 

For the week six sales reached or exceeded 100% of their high aggregate high estimate:

 

Skinner.  The Early Photography Collection on November 1st225%

Sotheby’s.  Rare Books from an Amateur’s Library on November 9th169%

Doyle New York.  Books, Photographs & Prints on November 7th:  123%

Doyle New York.  Prints and Books from the Creedmore and Adele Fath Charitable Trust on November 8th:  123%

Dominic Winter.  Important Bible & Theology from Ramsgate Abbey on November 10th:  116%

Dominic Winter.  Books and Maps on November 9th106%

 

 

For the week ahead 22 sales are scheduled:

 

November 14th Ader.  Photographs (17501)

                                    Artcurial Briest-Le Fur-Poulain-F. Tajan.  Books and Manuscripts (17689)

                                    Kapandji Morhange.  Photographs (17848)

 

November 15th          Burgersdijk & Niermans.  Books (334)

                                    Christie’s.  Books and Manuscripts (2611)

                                    Sotheby’s.  Travel, Atlases, Maps (11405)

 

November 16th          Bloomsbury Auctions.  Photographs (35854)
Burgersdijk & Niermans.  Books (334)

                                    Dominic Winter Book Auctions.  Aviation and Transport (11162011)

 

November 17th          Ader.  Sacha Guitry – Collection Andre Bernard Part I (17504)

                                    Bloomsbury Auctions.  Photographs (Roma-62)

                                    Bonhams.  Photographs (18988)

                                    Dominic Winter (11172011)

                                    PBA Galleries.  Rare Books & Manuscripts (467)

                                    Swann Galleries.  American Art / Contemporary Art (2262)

 

November 18th          Ader.  Sacha Guitry – Collection Andre Bernard Part II

                                    Galeria Koller Auctions.  Books (G49)

                                    Jeschke – van vliet Buch and Kunstauktionen GmbH.  Modern and Graphic Art (73)

 

November 19th          Adams Amsterdam Auctions.  Fine & Rare Books and Prints (111911)

                                    Neal Auction Company.  Antiques (111911)

 

November 20th          Neal Auction Company.  Antiques (111911)

                                    National Book Auction.  Books and Ephemera – Antique, Special Editions, Art, etc.  (11202011)

 

We are now in the high cotton.

 

Bruce McKinney

AE

November 13th, 2011

 

  • <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.
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    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 5: African-American Fine Art</b>
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    <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>
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    <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>
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    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 16: Contemporary Art</b>
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  • <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…