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In the Heart of the Battle

For the week ending Saturday October 27th, 2012 22 auction were archived to the AED;  3 in British pounds, 8 in US dollars and 11 in euros.  Six thousand two hundred and sixty-seven lots were offered and 4,102 sold for a 66% success rate.  Sales totaled $6,795,732, 73% of the total of high estimates of all lots offered.

 

Two sales reached a million dollars in total proceeds:

 

Bonhams.  Prints on October 23rd:  $1,708,623

Bloomsbury.  Modern First Editions:  The Library of a Gentleman on October 25th:  $1,166,232

 

Three sales saw their total sales reach 100% of their aggregate high estimates:

 

Swann Galleries.  Aldine Imprints & Early Printed Books from the Library of Kenneth Rapoport on October 23rd:  116%

Tajan.  Books on October 17th:  110%

Bonhams.  Books on October 24th:  100%

 

Galerie Bassenge came close:  Autograph Letters on October 19th:  98%

 

Five sales saw 80% or more of their lots sell:

 

Swann Galleries.  Aldine Imprints & Early Printed Books from the Library of Kenneth Rapoport on October 23rd:  98%

Bonhams.  Books on October 24th:  94%

ERA Encheres.  Library of a Ceramist on October 6th:  87%

Heritage Auctions.  Rare Books on line bidding ended 10/25:  84%

Bruun Rasmussen.  Modern Prints on October 23rd:  81%

 

For the week ahead 26 sales are scheduled.  5,233 lots are offered and all are searchable in the AE unified auction search.      

 

Mon.  Oct. 29th    Artcurial Briest-Le Fur-Poulain-F. Tajan.  Enki Bilaf – “Oxymore” Last Paintings [2237].  15 lots

                    Bruun Rasmussen.  Old, Modern Prints [1244].  15 lots
Christie’s.  Important Antiquarian Books, Art Books and Manuscripts [3518].  113 lots

    Christie’s.  Book Collection [3532].  58 lots
Neret – Minet & Tessier.  Posters.  [14280].  500 lots

 

Tues.  Oct. 30th           Bonhams.  Photographs.  [20064].  137 lots

                                    Bruun Rasmussen.  Old, Modern Prints [1244].  15 lots

                                    Christie’s.  Prints and Multiples.  [2593].  379 lots

                                    Christie’s.  Collection of an Amateur Bibliophile.  [3537].  195 lots

                                    Christie’s.  Sporting Books.  [4354].  333 lots

                                    Dorotheum.  Books and Decorative Prints.  [103012].  413 lots

 

Wed. Oct. 31st          Alde.  Ancient and XIX Century Books [19723].  325 lots

                                    Christie’s.  Prints and Multiples [2593].  379 lots

                                    Christie’s.  Photographs [7272].  139 lots

                                    Cowan’s Auctions.  Photographs, Prints [302].  60 lots

                                    Remy Le Fur & Associes.  Pierre Lacam Library [181].  197 lots

                                    Swann Galleries.  Old Master Through Modern Prints;  including Salvador Dali Prints, Drawings,
  Art Books [2292].  495 lots

 

Thursday Nov. 1st      Bloomsbury Auctions.  Bibliophile Sale [35991].  417 lots

                                    Christie’s.  Vintage Posters in London [7303].  261 lots

                                    Heritage Auctions.  Rare Book online bidding ending Nov.1st [201244].  400 lots

                                    Sotheby’s.  Prints [N08896].  387 lots

 

Friday Nov. 2nd           Aspire Auctions.  Prints ending Nov. 2nd.  115 lots

                                    Bloomsbury Auctions.  Old Master to 20th Century Prints & Drawings and Vintage Posters [35990].  

                                    Heritage Auctions.  Space Exploration [6082].  276 lots

                                    Sotheby’s.  Prints [NO8896].  387 lots

 

Saturday Nov. 3rd      Heritage Auctions.  Americana and Political Memorabilia [6092]

 

We are in the battle.

 

 

Bruce McKinney

AE

October 28th, 2012

 

 

  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:<br>Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Caius Julius Hyginus, <i>Poeticon Astronomicon,</i> first illustrated edition, Venice, 1482. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Giovanni Botero, <i>Le Relationi Universali... divise in Sette Parti</i>, Venice, 1618. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> <i>L'Escole des Filles</i>, likely third edition of the first work of pornographic fiction in French, 1676. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:<br>Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Illuminated Book of Hours in Latin on vellum, Flanders, early 16th century. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Johannes Regiomontanus, <i>Calendarium,</i> Venice, 1485. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Pedro de Medina, <i>Libro d[e] gra[n]dezas y cosas memorables de España,</i> Alcalá de Henares, 1566. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:<br>Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b><br>Luis de Lucena, <i>Arte de Ajedres,</i> Salamanca, circa 1496-97. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Andrés Serrano, <i>Los Siete Principes de los Ángeles, válidos de Rey del Cielo,</i> Spain, 1707. $800 to $1,200.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Johannes de Sacrobosco, <i>Sphaera mundi,</i> first illustrated edition, Venice, 1478. $15,000 to $20,000.
  • <b>Bonhams: Fine Books and Manuscripts. March 9, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN. Autograph Manuscript sketch-leaf part of the score of the Scottish Songs, "Sunset" Op. 108 no 2. [Vienna, February 1818]. Inscribed by Alexander Wheelock Thayer. $80,000 to $120,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> Violin belonging to Albert Einstein, presented to him by Oscar H. Steger, 1933. $100,000 to $150,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> EINSTEIN, ALBERT. Autograph Letter Signed ("Papa") to his son Hans Albert, discussing his involvement with the atomic bomb, September 2, 1945. $100,000 to $150,000
    <b>Bonhams: Fine Books and Manuscripts. March 9, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> HAMILTON, ALEXANDER. Autograph Letter Signed, to Baron von Steuben, with extensive notes of Von Steuben's aide Benjamin Walker, June 12, 1780. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> NEWTON, ISAAC. Autograph Manuscript in Latin, being detailed instructions on making the philosopher's stone. 8 pp. 1790s. $200,000 to 300,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> 1869 Inauguration Bible of President Ulysses S. Grant. $80,000 to $120,000
  • <b>Leland Little: Important Spring Auction. March 3, 2018</b>
    <b>Leland Little, Mar. 3:</b> Copper Printing Plate for "Marshall's Household Engraving of Washington." $500 to $1000
    <b>Leland Little, Mar. 3:</b> Important Documentary Painting Showing Baseball Great Ty Cobb in Cuba. $1,000 to $2,000
    <b>Leland Little, Mar. 3:</b> <i>Alcoholics Anonymous Comes of Age</i>, Inscribed by Bill Wilson. $500 to $1,000
    <b>Leland Little: Important Spring Auction. March 3, 2018</b>
    <b>Leland Little, Mar. 3:</b> Joan Miró (Spanish, 1893-1983), <i>Prise à l'hameçon.</i> $3,000 to $6,000
    <b>Leland Little, Mar. 3:</b> Maurice Dufrène (French, 1876-1955), <i>Rayon des Soieries</i>. $400 to $800
    <b>Leland Little, Mar. 3:</b> William Pope.L (American, b. 1955), <i>Intimacy Project</i>. $2,000 to $4,000
  • <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> Collection of 131 Herbert Ponting gelatin silver contact prints of Antartica, £6000-8000
    <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> One of several lots of Henri Cartier-Bresson gelatin silver prints, £200-300
    <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> Vintage gelatin silver print of Diego Rivera by Leonard McCombe, £300-500
    <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> Albumen print portrait by Julia Margaret Cameron of Sir John Herschel (April, 1867), £30,000-50,000
    <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> Albumen print by Julia Margaret Cameron, Love, 1864 (from the Norman album), £1000-1500
    <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> Albumen print by Lewis Carroll of Twyford School Eleven (Summer Term, 1859), £1000-1500
    <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> Albumen print portrait by Lewis Carroll of Xie Kitchin as 'Dane' (Oxford, 1873), £500-800
    <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> Calotype print (c1845) by Hill & Adamson of Lady Elizabeth (Rigby) Eastlake, £3000-4000
    <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> Group of 12 waxed paper negatives of Scottish scenes by Thomas Keith, mid-1850s, £3000-5000
    <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> One of 15 lots of Roger Fenton salt prints of his work in the Crimea, mid-1850s, £400-600
    <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> Quarter plate ambrotype (c.1860s) with ethnographic portrait of a woman seated at a table, £400-600
    <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> Rare whole plate thermoplastic union case of the Landing of Columbus (c.1858),part of the John Hannavy collection, £1500-2000
  • <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Charles Darwin on sexuality and the transmission of hereditary characteristics: Autograph Letter Signed to Lawson Tait. Down, 17 January [1877].
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> MILTON, JOHN. <i>Paradise Lost. A Poem written in ten books.</i> London: 1667. A very rare example with the contemporary binding untouched and with a 1667 title page.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Hamilton secures the ratification of the Constitution: <i>The Debates and Proceedings of the Convention of the State of New-York, assembled at Poughkeespsie, on the 17th June, 1788.</i>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> The social contract “Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains”: ROUSSEAU, JEAN-JACQUES. <i>Principes du Droit Politique [Du Contract Social]</i>. Amsterdam: Michel Rey, 1762
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> “The first English textbook on geometrical land-measurement and surveying”: BENESE, RICHARD. <i>This Boke Sheweth the Maner of Measurynge All Maner of Lande…</i>