• Christie's: The first four Folios of William Shakespeare’s collected works will be auctioned on 25 May.
    Christie's: The first four Folios of William Shakespeare’s collected works will be auctioned on 25 May.
  • <b>ALDE May 24:</b> Lot 1. Silver coin (1455), celebrating expulsion of English people in 1451.<br>Est: € 12,000-20,000.
    <b>ALDE May 24:</b> Lot 7. Heures à l’usage de Coutances. Paris, last quarter of 15th century. Est: € 30,000-40,000.
    <b>ALDE May 24:</b> Lot 9.<br>TERENCE. Lyon, Jean Trechsel, 1493. Est: € 20,000-30,000.
    <b>ALDE May 24:</b> Lot 8. Biblia latina. Nuremberg, Anton Koberger, 1478. Est: € 20,000-30,000.
    <b>ALDE May 24:</b> Lot 11. [Francesco Colonna]. Hypnerotomachia Poliphili. Venise, Alde Manuce, December 1499. Est: € 150,000-200,000.
    <b>ALDE May 24:</b> Lot 14. Marco<br>Vigerio della Rovere. Decachordum christianum. Fano, Girolamo Socino, 1507. Est: € 15,000-20,000.
    <b>ALDE May 24:</b> Lot 18. CONSTANTIN VII. De notevoli et utilissimi ammæstramenti dell’agricoltura. Venise, Gabriele Giolito de Ferrari, 1542. Est: € 40,000-50,000.
    <b>ALDE May 24:</b> Lot 19. TITE-LIVE. Latinæ historiæ principis. Lyon, Sébastien Gryphe, 1548.<br>Est: € 15,000-20,000.
    <b>ALDE May 24:</b> Lot 38. OTTOMAN CORAN. 17th century by Muhammad Hafiz (Imam Mehmed Effendi).<br>Est: € 20,000-30,000.
    <b>ALDE May 24:</b> Lot 45. Blaise PASCAL. Pensées. Paris, Guillaume Desprez, 1670. Est: € 100,000-120,000.
    <b>ALDE May 24:</b> Lot 52. George EDWARDS. A Natural History of uncommon birds. London, the author, 1743-1751. Est: € 20,000-30,000
    <b>ALDE May 24:</b> Lot 59. Jean de LA FONTAINE. Fables choisies. Paris, Desaint & Saillant, Durand, 1755-1759. Est: € 40,000-50,000.
  • <b>Bloomsbury May 25:</b> Lot 10.<br>Caxton (William, printer). Polycronicon, 53 leaves, after<br>July 1482. £10,000-£15,000
    <b>Bloomsbury May 25:</b> Lot 15. Cookery recipes. C17th/18th manuscript, 127pp., recipes include "To make Rasberry Creame" & "To make the Oxford Ginger Bread". £2,000-£3,000
    <b>Bloomsbury May 25:</b> Lot 32. Churchill (Winston S.) The Second World War, 2 vol. (of 6), signed and inscribed, 1950-51. £1,000-£1,500
    <b>Bloomsbury May 25:</b> Lot 34. "Lewis Carroll". The Nursery "Alice", with 7 autograph notes & letters, inscribed. 1891. £25,000-£35,000
    <b>Bloomsbury May 25:</b> Lot 39. Childers (Erskine) The Riddle of the Sands, first edition, in morocco binding, 1903. £700-£900.
    <b>Bloomsbury May 25:</b> Lot 42. Ono (Yoko) and John Lennon. Grapefruit, signed by Lennon & Yoko Ono, 1971. £700-£900.
    <b>Bloomsbury May 25:</b> Lot 58. Rodchenko (Alexander) Krasnaia Armiia [Red Army], 1938. <br>£1,800-£2,200.
    <b>Bloomsbury May 25:</b> Lot 66. Henning (Veit Balthasar) Perpetual Almanac, 1750. £2,000-£3,000.
    <b>Bloomsbury May 25:</b> Lot 73. Gillray (James) Dido in Despair, original hand-coloured caricature, 1802. £1,500-£2,000.
    <b>Bloomsbury May 25:</b> Lot 94. Norris (Herbert) A good group of mostly Shakespearean and Elizabethan C20th costumes. £1,200-£1,800.
    <b>Bloomsbury May 25:</b> Lot 106. Beardsley (Aubrey, illustrator) The Cambridge A.B.C., June 1894.<br>£1,000-£1,500.
    <b>Bloomsbury May 25:</b> Lot 133. Perry (Charles) A View of the Levant, George IV's copy, the Beckford Rosebery copy, 1743. £5,000-£7,000.
  • <b>Ketterer Kunst Hamburg, Rare Books Auction on May 23/24.</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May Auction:</b> Mary Stuart. Ms. Parliament document (contemp. copy). 1567. <br>Est: € 2.000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May Auction:</b> Latin and French Book of Hours. About 1480. Est: € 65.000.
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May Auction:</b> Book of Hours by Germain Hardouyn. 1533. Est: € 18.000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May Auction:</b> G. P. Gallucci, Theatrum mundi. 1588. Est: € 5.000
    <b>Ketterer Kunst Hamburg, Rare Books Auction on May 23/24.</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May Auction:</b> J. Hill, The vegetable system. 1761-75. Est: € 60.000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May Auction:</b> <br>J. Honter, Rudimentorum cosmographicorum libri III. 1549.<br>Est: € 3.000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May Auction:</b> Two terrestrial and celestial globes by J. G. Doppelmayr. 1789 or later. Est: € 40.000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May Auction:</b> <br>G. de Maupassant, Contes choisies. 1891-92. Est: € 6.000
    <b>Ketterer Kunst Hamburg, Rare Books Auction on May 23/24.</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May Auction:</b> <br>K. Schwitters, HahnePeter. 1924.<br>Est: € 6.000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May Auction:</b> <br>I. G. Chernikhov, Arkhitekturnye fantazii. 1933. Est: € 3.000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May Auction:</b> <br>E. Baj, La Cravate. 1972. Est: € 3.000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May Auction:</b> <br>H. Bellmer & G. Bataille, Histoire de l'oeil. 1944. Est: € 3.000

Auction Update Review

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5,743 Lots Searchable for the Week Ahead

5,743 Lots Searchable for the week ahead

 

For the week ending Saturday October 26th 30 auctions were archived to the AED; 12 in euros, 4 in British pounds, and 14 in US dollars.  12,688 lots were offered and 8,877 sold for a 70% success rate.  Turnover was $14,119,425.

 

Five auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars:

 

Artcurial.  Books and Manuscripts on October 16th:  $2,018,459

Bonhams.  Prints on October 22nd:  $1,883,997

Heritage Auctions.  Manuscripts on October 17th:  $1,652,732

Bonhams.  Fine Books and Manuscripts on October 16th:  $1,106,359

Swann Galleries – New York.  Fine Photographs and Photobooks on October 17th:  $1,079,189

 

Six auctions saw total sales exceed 100% of the high estimates of all lots offered in the sale:

 

RR Auctions – Amherst.  Autographs on October 16th:  308%

Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers – Norwich.  Books – Day 1 on September 26th:  146%

Galerie Bassenge – Berlin-Grunwald.  Autographs on October 18th:  130%

Artcurial – Paris.  Books and Manuscripts on October 16th:  119%

Artcurial – Paris.  Automobilia on October 20th:  117%

Bruun Rasmussen – Copenhagen.  Old Master Prints on October 21st:  117%

 

Nine sales saw at least 80% of their lots sell:

 

Heritage Auctions – Dallas.  Comics online bidding ended October 20th:  100%

Doyle Auctions - New York.  Prints on October 16th:  100%

Waverly Auctions – Falls Church.  Rare Books on September 19th:  97%

Heritage Auctions – Beverly Hills.  Manuscripts on October 17th:  94%

Heritage Auctions – Beverly Hills.  Rare Books on October 17th:  93%

Heritage Auctions – Dallas.  Posters – internet bidding ended October 20th:  92%

Artcurial – Paris.  Automobilia on October 20th:  90%

Heritage Auctions – Dallas.  Books – internet bidding ended October17th:  82%

Christies – New York.  Prints on October 22nd:  80%

 

For the week ahead 21 sales are scheduled:

 

Tues. Oct. 29th

Gray’s Auctioneers – Cleveland.  Prints [72].  102 lots

Gray’s Auctioneers – Cleveland.  Prints [71].  42 lots

Dorotheum – Vienna.  Books and Decorative Prints. [10236].  270 lots

Bonhams – New York.  Photographs [21017].  137 lots 

Christies – New York.  Prints and Multiples [2740].  406 lots

Christies – New York.  The Collection of Arthur & Charlotte Vershbow Part Four [2781].  136 lots

 

Wed. Oct. 30th

Christies – New York.  Prints and Multiples [2740].  406 lots

Bolaffi Ambassador Auctions – Turin.  Rare Books and Autographs [2892170].  756 lots

Swann Galleries – New York.  Old Master to Modern Prints [2328].  463 lots

Tajan – Paris.  Books [9836].  Books [9836].  384 lots

Bonhams – Edinburgh.  The Sporting Sale [20658].  46 lots

Neret Minet and Tessier – Paris.  Posters [17098].  540 lots

 

Thurs. Oct. 31st

Sothebys – New York.  Prints [N09031].  400 lots

Heritage Auctions – Dallas [HA.com].  Rare Books – internet bidding ending today [201344].  355 lots

Eldred’s – East Dennis.  Asian Art – Books, Prints [785].  59 lots

Bloomsbury Auctions – London.  Antiques Maps at Fixed Prices [36068].  274 lots

 

Fri. Nov. 1st

Heritage Auctions.  Space (6103).  349 lots

 

Sat. Nov. 2nd

Heritage Auctions.  Photography (5153).  185 lots

 

Sun. Nov. 3rd

Heritage Auctions - Dallas.  Comics.  Internet bidding ends today (121344).

Heritage Auctions - Dallas.  Posters.  Internet bidding ends today (161344).

National Book Auctions - Ithaca.  Books and Ephemera (110313).  433 lots

 

The 21 auctions this week are actually an interlude between a very busy October and a remarkable November that ends with a copy of Bay Psalm in the rooms at Sotheby’s toward the end of the month.

 

If you have consigned to auction November is looking like a strong month.

 

Bruce McKinney

AE

  • Bonhams Fine Books and Manuscripts, 8 June 2016, New York
    Bonhams June 8: ARISTOTLE.<br>384-322 B.C.E. De animalibus <br>US$ 300,000-500,000.
  • <b>19th Century Shop.</b> DARWIN, CHARLES. Iconic signed Darwin photograph "I like this photograph much better than any other which ..."
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> DARWIN, CHARLES. <i>Autograph Letter Signed</i>. Early Unpublished Darwin letter on the races of man.
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> WRIGHT, WILBUR. Experiments and Observations in Soaring Flight. Journal of the Western Society of Engineers 8, no. 4 (August, 1903).
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> EINSTEIN, ALBERT. <i>The Meaning of Relativity.</i> FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH. Signed and dated Oxford 1931.
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> GARDNER, ALEXANDER. Antietam Bridge, Maryland. "One of the memorable spots in the history of the war."