Auction Update Review

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No Escaping Reality

For the week ending November 26th, 2011 we archived eleven auctions; two in dollars, two in British Pounds, and seven in Euros.  Five thousand seven hundred fifty-three lots were offered and 3,382 sold for a 59% sale rate.  Total turnover was $7,992,704 against the aggregate high estimate of $10,605,319.  Both rate of sale and percentage of the aggregate high estimate were on the low side.  As if anyone needs it these results mirror global uncertainty leading to the expectation that resolution of the European debt crisis and the American congressional log-jam will rise auction outcomes by at least 10%.

 

Only two of this past week’s sales reached or exceeded 100% of their high estimate and both were achieved by the same house:  Ader.  Congratulations.  This is a difficult feat in any economic scenario and a particularly difficult one during the current malaise.

 

Ader.  Sacha Guitrt – The Collection of Andre Bernard pt. 2:  148%

Ader.  Sacha Guitrt – The Collection of Andre Bernard pt. 1:  135%

 

For the week ahead 35 sales are scheduled:

 

November 28th Christie’s.  Books (3013).

                                    Alde.  Modern Books, Works on Paper (17884)

                                    Artcurial Briest-Le Fur-Poulain-F. Tajan.  60 Photos to Benefit the School of Hope (2135)

                                   Map World.  Cape Town (3)

                                   

November 29th          Alde.  Library of an Amateur (17319)

                                    Bloomsbury Auctions.  Important Books, Manuscripts & Works on Paper (27202)

                                    Bonhams.  Books, Maps and Manuscripts (19001)

                                    Bonhams.  Prints (19086)

                                    Bubb Kuyper.  Books, Manuscripts and Graphic Arts (55)

                                    Christie’s.  Important Old Books, Art Books and Manuscripts (1015)

                                    Map World.  Cape Town (3)

 

November 30th          Bubb Kuyper.  Books, Manuscripts and Graphic Arts (55)

                                    Comic Connect.  Comics (113011)

                                    Galerie Bassenge.  Photography (98f)

                                    Gray’s Auctioneers.  Fine  Books, Maps, and Manuscripts (54)

                                    Map World.  Cape Town (3)

                                    Rupert Toovey and Co.  Prints (1000)

                                    Sotheby’s.  Music Books, Children’s and Illustrated Books (L11406)

 

December 1st             Antiquarian Auctions.co.za.  Books (15)

                                    Bubb Kuyper.  Books, Manuscripts and Graphic Arts (55c)

                                    Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers.  Books Day 1 (947)

                                    Map World.  Cape Town (3)

                                    Oger et Camper.  Autographs, Stamps, Photographs and Books (17930)

                                    PBA Galleries.  Fine Literature – Fine Books in all Fields (468)

                                    Swann Galleries.  Printed & Manuscript Americana / Ocean Liner Memorabilia (2263)

December 2nd          Antiquarian Auctions.co.za.  Books (15)

                                    Bubb Kuyper.  Books, Manuscripts and Graphic Arts (55d)

                                    Cowan’s Auctions, Inc.  American History (281)

                                    Ferraton.  Books, Manuscript, Autographs (2322)

                                    Key’s Fine Arts Auctioneers.  Books Day 2 (948)

 

December 3rd             Antiquarian Auctions.co.za.  Books (15)

                                    Ferraton.  Books, Manuscript, Autographs (2322)

 

December 4th             Antiquarian Auctions.co.za.  Books (15)

                                    National Book Auctions.  Books and Ephemera – Atlases, Art, Fancy Bindings, etc (12042011)

                                    Osenat.  The French Empire in Fontainbleau (120411)

 

The selection is broad and appealing.

 

Bruce McKinney

AE

November 27th, 2011 

  • <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>
  • <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.