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In Like a Lion

For the week ending Saturday 2 March 2013 33 auctions were archived to the AED; 11 denominated in euros, 8 in British pounds, and 14 in US dollars.  Total sales were $20,072,204.  It was a big, very robust week.   Five sales reached a million dollars, 15 sales saw their total proceeds reach or exceed 100% of the high estimate of all lots offered, and 19 sales sold 80% or more of their lots.  The stock market was flirting with new highs in the United States but its exuberance paled in comparison with the BM2E market.  The results were strong.

 

Sales reaching a million dollars:

 

Heritage Auctions [HA.com].  Comics and Comic Art on February 21st:  $4,105,223

Sothebys.  Fine Travel and Plate  Books:  A Private Collection on February 28th:  $2,496,940

Sothebys.  Hommage to Aldo Crommelynck on February 25th:  $2,617,054

Artcurial Briest-Le Fur-Poulain-F. Tajan.  Comic Strips on February 23rd:  $2,476,817

Swann Galleries.  Fine Photographs and Photobooks on February 26th:  $1,005,765

 

Sales reaching 100% of the high estimates of all lots offered:

 

RR Auction.  Rare Manuscripts, Documents and Autographs, online bidding ended February 13th:  274%

Sothebys.  Hommage to Aldo Crommelynck:  From Picasso to George Condo:  216%

Cornette de Saint Cyr.  Comics and Illustration:  Michael Gourdon on February 23rd:  177%

Alain & Evelyne Morel de Westgaver.  Prints and Books on February 2nd:  161%

Ferraton.  Ancient Books and Prints on February 22nd:  146%

Sothebys.  Fine Travel and Plate Books:  A Private Collection on February 28th:  134%

Rupert Toovey and Co.  Prints on February 20th:  131%

Christies.  Prints on February 27th:  130%

Christies.  Prints on February 26th:  121%

Swann Galleries, Inc.  Early Printed, Medical, Scientific and Travel Books on February 28th:  116%

De Baecque & Associes.  Ancient and  modern Books – Books of the XIX Century and Regionalism:  105%

Bonhams.  World War II:  The Pacific Theatre on February 22nd:             103%

Rupert Toovey and Co.  Prints on January 23rd:  101%

Rupert Toovey and Co.  Antiquarian and Collectors’ Books on February 19th:  100%

 

Sales that saw 80% or more of their lots sell:

 

Cornette de Saint Cyr.  Comics and Illustration:  Michel Gourdon:  100%

Heritage Auctions [HA.com].  Animation Art on February 21st:  98%

Heritage Auctions [HA.com].  Comics and Comic Art on February 21st:  96%

Waverly Auctions, Inc.  Quinn Auction – Books on February 21st:  96%

Swann Galleries, Inc.  Early Printed, Medical, Scientific and Travel Books on February 28th:  96%

Sothebys.  Hommage to Aldo Crommelynck:  From Picasso to George Condo :  96%

Heritage Auctions [HA.com].  Rare Books online bidding ended February 21st:  94%

Sothebys.  Fine Travel and Plate Books:  A Private Collection on February 28th:  93%

Heritage Auctions [HA.com].  Rare Books online bidding ended February 21st:  91%

De Baecque & Associes.  Ancient  and Modern Books – Books of XIX Century and Regionalism on January 31st:  90%

Rupert Toovey and Co.  Prints on February 20th:  86%

Christies.  Prints on February 27th:  86%

Ferraton.  Ancient Books and Prints on February 22nd:  85%

Bonhams.  Books on February 24th:  85%

Christies.  Prints on February 26th:  83%

Alain & Evelyne Morel de Westgaver.  Prints and Books on February 2nd:  83%

Neal Auction Company/  Winter Estates Auction on February 23rd:  82%

Bruun Rasmussen.  Prints on February 25th:  80%

 

For the week ahead 21 sales are scheduled:

 

Mon. Mar. 4th          Bruun Rasmussen.  Prints [1310].  41 lots

 

Tues. Mar. 5th             Christie’s.  Andy Wharhol.  Internet sale ending today [24389].  125 lots

                                    ERA Encheres.  Maps [21203].  1 item

 

Wed. Mar 6th              Ader.  Comics [208280.  140 lots

                                    Bruun Rasmussen.  Prints [838].  58 items

                                    Dominic Winter.  Printed Books and Maps [30613].   624 lots

                                    Gray’s Auctioneers.  Prints [65]

 

Thurs. Mar 7th           Ader.  Theatre and Performing Arts – Collection Jacques Lorcey [20827].  344 lots

                                    Dominic Winter Book Auctions.  Natural History and Sporting Books and Prints [30713].  217 lots

                                    Heritage Auctions.  Rare Books – online bidding ending today [201310].  220 lots

                                    Pierre Berge & Associes.  Ancient and Modern Books [15126].  367 lots

                                    Swann Galleries.  19th and 20th Century Prints [2306].  663 lots

 

Fri. Mar. 8th                Alde.  The Claude L. Library [20982].  344 lots

                                    Keys Fine Arts.  Prints [30813].  23 lots

 

Sat. Mar. 9th                Cowan’s Auctions, Inc.  Fine and Decorative Art:  Prints and Books [310].  74 lots

                                    Dorotheum.  Fine Prints [9930].  31 lots

                                    Marc van de Wiele Auctions.  Rare books, manuscripts and Ensor [48].  778 lots

                                    Northeast Auctions.  Important Portsmouth Weekend Auction – Prints [30913].  13 lots

 

Sun. Mar. 10th          National Book Auctions.  Books [31013].

                                    National Book Auctions.  Books and Ephemera – Marilyn, Sendak, PA, Antique, etc [03102013]

                                    Northeast Auctions.  Important Portsmouth Weekend Auction – Prints [30913] ends today.  13 lots

 

For a few weeks the market had felt desultory and then bang- a terrific week.

 

Bruce McKinney

AE

3 March 2013

  • <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>Booth & Williams: NO RESERVE Rare Book Auction, now through July 23, 7:15PM EDT</b>
    <b>Booth & Williams No Reserve Sale until Jul 23:</b> John Muir. <i>My First Summer in the Sierra</i>, Boston, 1911.
    <b>Booth & Williams No Reserve Sale until Jul 23:</b> Ernest Hemingway. <i>For Whom the Bell Tolls</i>, New York, 1940. First edition later printing.
    <b>Booth & Williams No Reserve Sale until Jul 23:</b> Upton Sinclair. <i>The Jungle</i>, New York, 1906. First edition.
    <b>Booth & Williams: NO RESERVE Rare Book Auction, now through July 23, 7:15PM EDT</b>
    <b>Booth & Williams No Reserve Sale until Jul 23:</b> George Orwell. <i>Nineteen Eighty-Four</i>, 1949. First American edition.
    <b>Booth & Williams No Reserve Sale until Jul 23:</b> Harper Lee. <i>To Kill a Mocking Bird</i>, 1960. Early printing.
    <b>Booth & Williams No Reserve Sale until Jul 23:</b> Richard Wright. <i>Native Son</i>, New York, 1940. First edition.
    <b>Booth & Williams: NO RESERVE Rare Book Auction, now through July 23, 7:15PM EDT</b>
    <b>Booth & Williams No Reserve Sale until Jul 23:</b> Dryden, Congreve, and others. <i>Ovid’s Art of Love</i>, London, 1764. English translation of Ovid’s work.
    <b>Booth & Williams No Reserve Sale until Jul 23:</b> S. E. Hinton. <i>The Outsiders</i>, New York, 1967. First edition.
    <b>Booth & Williams No Reserve Sale until Jul 23:</b> J. D. Salinger. <i>The Catcher in the Rye</i>, Boston, 1951. Book club edition.
    <b>Booth & Williams: NO RESERVE Rare Book Auction, now through July 23, 7:15PM EDT</b>
    <b>Booth & Williams No Reserve Sale until Jul 23:</b> Ayn Rand. <i>Atlas Shrugged</i>, New York, 1957. Early printing.
    <b>Booth & Williams No Reserve Sale until Jul 23:</b> J. D. Salinger. <i>Raise High The Roof Beam, Carpenters</i> and <i>Seymour: An Introduction</i>, Boston, 1963. First [book] edition, third state.
    <b>Booth & Williams No Reserve Sale until Jul 23:</b> Tennessee Williams. <i>Sweet Bird of Youth</i>, 1959. First edition.
  • <b>TO AKABA! T.E. Lawrence and the Arab Revolt. Books, manuscripts and pictures. On exhibition 16 to 24th July at Maggs' new premises 48 Bedford Square.</b>
    <b>TO AKABA! T.E. Lawrence and the Arab Revolt. Books, manuscripts and pictures. On exhibition 16 to 24th July at Maggs' new premises 48 Bedford Square.</b>
    <b>TO AKABA! T.E. Lawrence and the Arab Revolt. Books, manuscripts and pictures. On exhibition 16 to 24th July at Maggs' new premises 48 Bedford Square.</b>
    <b>TO AKABA! T.E. Lawrence and the Arab Revolt. Books, manuscripts and pictures. On exhibition 16 to 24th July at Maggs' new premises 48 Bedford Square.</b>
    <b>TO AKABA! T.E. Lawrence and the Arab Revolt. Books, manuscripts and pictures. On exhibition 16 to 24th July at Maggs' new premises 48 Bedford Square.</b>
    <b>TO AKABA! T.E. Lawrence and the Arab Revolt. Books, manuscripts and pictures. On exhibition 16 to 24th July at Maggs' new premises 48 Bedford Square.</b>
    <b>TO AKABA! T.E. Lawrence and the Arab Revolt. Books, manuscripts and pictures. On exhibition 16 to 24th July at Maggs' new premises 48 Bedford Square.</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>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 2: Vintage Posters</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 2:</b> <i>Keep Calm and Carry On</i>, designer unknown, 1939. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 2:</b> Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen, <i>Le Journal / La Traite des Blanches</i>, 1899. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 2:</b> <i>"Let Us Go Forward Together,"</i> designer unknown, 1940. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 2: Vintage Posters</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 2:</b> Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, <i>Babylone d'Allemagne</i>, 1894. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 2:</b> Frank Beatty, <i>Out of the Running</i>, 1929. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 2:</b> James Montgomery Flagg, <i>Wake Up America Day</i>, 1917. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 2: Vintage Posters</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 2:</b> <i>Danté / Sim • Sala • Bim!</i>, designer unknown. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 2:</b> Alphonse Mucha, <i>[Zodiac]</i>, 1900. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 2:</b> Rick Griffin, <i>Jimi Hendrix Experience / John Mayall</i>, 1968. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 2: Vintage Posters</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 2:</b> Abram Games, <i>Join the ATS</i>, 1941. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 2:</b> Aldo Mazza, <i>Torino / Esposizione Internazionale</i>, 1911. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 2:</b> Robert Motherwell, <i>Julliard School / Dedication - Lincoln Center</i>, 1969. $3,000 to $4,000