Auction Update Review

Nopreview

The Game is on

For the week ended Saturday March 16th 20 auctions were archived to the AED; 10 in US dollars, 2 in British pounds, and 8 in euros. Turnover was $5,771,471. 12,003 lots were offered and 7,836 sold for a 65% success rate. Two sales reached a million dollars, and 8 sold 80% or more of their lots.

Christie’s. Andy Warhol@Christies Internet sale ended March 5th: $2,237,125
Keifer – Buch – und Kunstaukionen. Books on February 1st: $1,275,148

Five sales saw their sales reach 100% of the total of their high estimates:

Dorotheum. Books and Decorative Prints on March 12th: 154%
Alde. Library of the Castle of La Plagne: 134%
Christies. Andy Warhol@Christies Internet sale ended March 5th: 116%

Marc van de Wiele Auctions. Rare Books, manuscripts and Ensor on March 9th: 101%
Northeast Auctions. Important Portsmouth Weekend Auction – Prints on March 9th: 100%

Eight sales sold 80% or more of their lots offered:

National Book Auctions. Books and Ephemera – Americana, Antique, Firsts, Nautical, etc on January 27th: 100%
National Book Auctions. Books and Ephemera – Americana, Antique, Firsts, Nautical, etc: 100%
National Book Auctions. Books and Ephemera – Quaker. Journals, Exploration, etc. on February 17th: 100%
Christie’s. Andy  Warhol@Christies Internet sale ended March 5th: 98%
Northeast Auctions. Important Portsmouth Weekend Auction – Prints on March 9th: 91%
Heritage Auctions [HA.com]. Rare Book internet bidding ended March 14th: 87%
Alde. Library of the Castle of La Plagne on March 11th: 84%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Bibliophile Books on March 14th: 83%

 

For the week ahead 26 sales with 11,573 lots are scheduled:

 

 Mon. Mar. 18th    Bruun Rasmussen.  Prints [1312].  7 lots

                                    Cowan’s Auctions, Inc.  American History [347].  447 lots

 

Tues. Mar. 19th          Artcurial Briest-Le Fur-Poulain-F. Tajan.  Prints and Photographs [20892].  74 lots

Bloomsbury Auctions.  Vintage Posters [31913].  157 lots

                                    Bonhams.  Books, Maps, Manuscripts, and Historical Photographs [20751].  234 lots

                                    Henri Godts Books and Prints Auctions.  Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Prints [31913].  436 lots

                                    Sothebys.  Modern and Contemporary Prints [L13162].  53 lots

                                    Sothebys.  Old Master, Modern and Contemporary Prints [L13160].  181 lots

 

Wed.  Mar. 20th          Bonhams.  The Xi’an Incident:  The Papers of Hyland “Bud” Lyon [21070].  8 Lots

                                    Christies.  Old Master, Modern and Contemporary Prints [1114].  176 lots

                                    Christies.  Library of a Spanish Bibliophile [4897].  426 lots

                                    Robert A. Siegel.  The Alyeska Collection of Pony Express Mail [1038].  32 lots

                                    Rupert Toovey and Co.  Prints [1111].  14 lots

 

Thurs. Mar. 21st         Ader.  Threatre and Performing Arts – Collection of Jacques Lorcey [20832].  528 lots

                                    Bloomsbury Auctions.  Travel and Natural History Books [32113].  336 lots

                                    Heritage Auctions [HA.com].  Rare Book internet auction ending today [201312].  207 lots

                                    Keys Fine Arts.  Books [32113].  856 lots

                                    RR Auction.  Rare and Obscure Signed Photography – bidding ending today [405].  1105 lots

                                    Sothebys.  Mark Birley:  The Private Collection [L13313].  38 lots

                                    Swann Galleries.  Printed and Manuscript African-Americana [2308].  562 lots

 

Fri.  Mar. 22nd             Gallerie Koller Auctions.  Prints [A164a].  66 lots

                                    Gallerie Koller Auctions.  Prints [W236].  119 lots

                                    Jeschke – van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH.  Rare Books [21321].  17 lots

                                    Keys Fine  Arts Auctioneers.  Books [32113].  213 lots

                                    Venator and Hanstein [Buch und Graphikauktionen].  Books and Prints [126].  1349 lots

 

Sat. Mar. 23rd             Cottone.  Prints [76].  3 lots

                                    Ferraton.  Prints [2463].  656 lots

                                    Galerie Koller Auctions.  Manuscripts and Books [A164b].  608 lots

                                    Heritage Auctions [HA.com].  Vintage Movie Posters [7072].  1134 lots

                                    Venator and Hanstein [Buch und Graphikauktionen].  Books and Prints [126] cont. as [127].  1349 lots

 

Sun. Mar. 24th      Bonhams.  Prints [20906].  85 lots

                                    Osenat.  French Empire at Fontainbleau [21043].  97 lots

 

We’re in the spring high season.  It’s early but its solid.

 

Bruce McKinney

AE

March 17th, 2013

  • <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> E.H. SHEPARD, Original drawing for A.A. Milne’s The House at Pooh Corner.<br>$40,000-60,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> BERNARD RATZER, Plan of the City of New York in North America, surveyed in the years 1766 & 1767. $80,000-100,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> THOMAS JEFFERSON, Autograph letter signed comparing Logan, Tecumseh, and Little Turtle to the Spartans. Monticello: 15 February 1821. $14,000-18,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> JOHN C. FREMONT, Narrative of the Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains, in the Year 1842.. Abridged edition, the only one containing the folding map From the Sporting Library of Arnold “Jake” Johnson. $3,000-5,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> ZANE GREY, Album containing 94 large format photographs of Grey and party at Catalina Island, Arizona, and fishing in the Pacific. From the Sporting Library of Arnold “Jake” Johnson. $5,000-$8,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> WILLIAM COMBE, A History of Madeira ... illustrative of the Costumes, Manners, and Occupations of the Inhabitants. produced by Ackermann in 1821; From the Sporting Library of Jake Johnson. $2,000-$3,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> ERIC TAVERNER, Salmon Fishing... One of 275 copies signed by Taverner, published in 1931,From the Sporting Library of Jake Johnson. $2,000-$3,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> JOHN WHITEHEAD, Exploration of Mount Kina Balu, North Borneo. Whitehead reached the high point of Kinabalu in 1888. Part of a major group of travel books from the Sporting Library of Jake Johnson. $2,000-$3,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> JOHN LONG, Voyages and Travels of an Indian Interpreter and Trader, describing the Manners and Customs of the North American Indians... The first edition of 1791. $3,000-$5,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> SAMUEL BECKETT, Stirrings Still. This, Beckett’s last work of fiction with original lithographs by Le Brocquy, limited to 200 copies signed by the author and the artist. From the Estate of Howard Kaminsky.. $1,500-$2,500
  • <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>
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> Jacques-Émile Ruhlmann, wallpaper sample book, circa 1919. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> Archive from a late office of the Breuer & Smith architectural team, New York, 1960-70s. $3,500 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> William Morris, <i>The Story of the Glittering Plain or the Land of Living Men,</i> illustrated by Walter Crane, Kelmscott Press, Hammersmith, 1894. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> Gustave Doré, <i>La Sainte Bible selon la Vulgate,</i> Tours, 1866. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> Gustav Klimt & Max Eisler, <i>Eine Nachlese,</i> complete set, Vienna, 1931. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b><br>Eric Allatini & Gerda Wegener, <i>Sur Talons Rouges,</i> with original watercolor by Wegener, Paris, 1929. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b><br>C.P. Cavafy, <i>Fourteen Poems,</i> illustrated & signed by David Hockney, London, 1966. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> Jean Midolle, <i>Spécimen des Écritures Modernes...</i>, Strasbourg, 1834-35. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b><br>E.A. Seguy, <i>Floréal: Dessins & Coloris Nouveaux,</i> Paris, 1925. $3,000 to $4,000.
  • <b>Bonhams: Results from Fine Books and Manuscripts on 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. SOLD for $131,250
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> Violin belonging to Albert Einstein, presented to him by Oscar H. Steger, 1933. SOLD for $516,500
    <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. SOLD for $106,250
    <b>Bonhams: Results from Fine Books and Manuscripts on 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. SOLD for $16,250
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> NEWTON, ISAAC. Autograph Manuscript in Latin, being detailed instructions on making the philosopher's stone. 8 pp. 1790s. SOLD for $275,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> 1869 Inauguration Bible of President Ulysses S. Grant. SOLD for $118,750