Auction Update Review

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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>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>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.
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