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For the week ending April 6th 15 auctions were archived to the AED; 8 in US dollars, 2 in British pounds, and 5 in euros.  Turnover was a brisk $27,563,384 earned on the sale of 3,245 lots, 76% of the 4,267 lots offered.  The market was firm.

 

Six sales reached the million-dollar level:

 

Christies.  Photographs and Modernist Masterworks [2767] on April 4th:  $7,654,125

Christies.  Photographs and Modern Masterworks [2691] on April 5th:  $7,245,375

Sotheby’s.  Photographs on April 6th:  $5,061,190

Sotheby’s.  The Modern Image:  Photographs from an Important American Collection on April 5th:  $2,544,376

Dorothy Sloan Rare Books.  Americana:  Texas, the West, Mexico & the Borderlands on April 4th:  $1,578,488

Bloomsbury Auctions.  Books, Manuscripts, Prints, Drawings and other Artworks on April 4th:  $1,305,407

 

Seven auctions saw their total sales exceed the total of their high estimates:

 

Cornette de Saint Cyr.  Private Sacha Guitry on March 28th:  254%

Neret – Minet & Tessier.  Books and Autographs on April 3rd:  244%

Bloomsbury Auctions.  Books, Manuscripts, Prints, Drawings and other Artworks on April 4th:  142%

Aguttes.  Prints and Photographs on April 3rd:  116%

Christies.  Photographs and Modern Masterworks [2691] on April 5th:  112%

Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers.  Books on March 21st:  106%

Christies.  Photographs and Modernist Masterworks [2767] on April 4th:  101%

 

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

 

Cornette de Saint Cyr.  Private Sacha Guitry on March 28th:  100%

Freeman’s.  Books, Manuscripts and Maps on April 4th:  90%

Heritage Auctions [HA.com] on April 4th:  89%

Aguttes.  Prints and Photographs on April 3rd:  116%

Bloomsbury Auctions.  Books, Manuscripts, Prints, Drawings and other Artworks on April 4th:  89%

Christies.  Photographs and Modern Masterworks [2691] on April 5th:  84%

Sotheby’s.  The Modern Image:  Photographs from an Important American Collection on April 5th:  83%

Freeman’s.  Posters and Other Graphics on April 5th:  80%

 

For the week ahead 27 sales are scheduled:

 

Mon. April 8th          Artcurial Briest-Le Fur-Poulain-F. Tajan.  Weapons and Historical Memories [20892].  7 lots

                                   Bruun Rasmussen.  Old Prints [1315a].  5 lots

                                    Doyle New York.  Photographs [40813].  519 lots

                                    Sothebys.  Collection de Nicholas Landau et Jacqueline Goldman [PF1336].  11 lots

 

Tues. April 9th              Bonhams.  20th Century Prints [21121].  103 lots

                                    Bruun Rasmussen.  Modern Prints [1315b].  61 lots

                                    Christies.  Books and Manuscripts [2706].  351 lots

                                    Piasa.  Ancient and Modern Books [20921].  319 lots

                                    Sothebys.  Collection de Nicholas Landau et Jacqueline Goldman [PF1336].  11 lots

 

Wed. April 10th          Bonhams.  Roy David’s Collection:  Part III:  Poetry [20922].  264 lots

                                    Christies.  Books and Manuscripts [2706].  351 lots

                                    Christies.  Prints [8623].  250 lots

                                    Christies.  Books and Manuscripts [2806].  3 lots

                                    Dominic Winter Book Auctions.  Printed Books and Maps [41013].  658 lots

                                    Heritage Auctions [Ha.com].  Rare Books [6094].  630 items.

                                    Leslie Hindman Auctioneers.  Fine Books and Manuscripts [239].  465 lots

 

Thurs. April 11th        Bloomsbury Auctions.  Horology and Science Books [36036].  169 lots

                                    Dominic Winter Book Auctions.  Private Collection of Mountaineering Books [41113].  418 lots

                                    Heritage Auctions [HA.com].  Historical Manuscripts [6093].  652 lots

                                    Heritage Auctions [Ha.com].  Illustration Art [5126].  856 lots

                                    Heritage Auctions [Ha.com].    Internet online bidding ended today [201315].  369 lots

                                    PBA Galleries.  South Sale:  The Library of Dr. Richard Topel, Part I [504].  364 lots

                                    Swann Galleries, Inc.  Fine Books, Including Incunabula [2309].  148 lots

                                   

Fri. April 12th             Dominic Winter Book Auctions.  Private Collection of Mountaineering Books [41113].  418 lots

                                    Heritage Auctions [Ha.com].  Illustration Art [5126].  856 lots

 

Sat. April 13th             Alde.  Beautiful and Modern Bindings [20985].  344 lots

 

Sun. April 14th           Bonhams.  Books, Prints [20943].  27 lots

 

It’s an important week.  Not so long ago extensive sales in a single week were rare.  These days they are becoming the norm.

 

Bruce McKinney

AE

April 15th, 2013

  • <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
  • <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>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…