Auction Update Review

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The Sun Never Sets Anymore

 

For the week ending Saturday March 8th 21 auctions were archived to the AED; 5 in euros, 6 in British pounds, and 10 in US dollars.  Turnover was $11,883,959 as 5,292 lots were offered and 4,048 were sold for a 75% success rate.

<--- Archives International Sale on March 11th.  Lot 846 Rensselaer [New York] Glass Stock, 1806 Est. $500-$800 

2 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

ALDE. Library of Amateur Architecture, from Vitruvius to Ledoux on March 6th: $4,535,350
Swann Galleries. 19th & 20th Century Prints & Drawings on March 6th: $2,477,983

<--- Archives International on March 11th.  Lot 1003.  Nashville and Chatanooga Railroad Co., ca. 1869 to 1872.  Stock Transfer Book with hundreds of signatures.  Est. $300 - $600.


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

Sothebys. 1000 Ways of Seeing - Prints on March 6th: 243.30%
Skinner. Americana: Prints - Internet bidstart 2/24 on March 3rd: 156.53%
ALDE. Library of Amateur Architecture, from Vitruvius to Ledoux on March 6th: 128.30%
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Books, Prints, Ephemera on March 4th: 116.70%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Prints and Books on March 7th: 116.40%


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

Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 2/26 on March 2nd: 99.04%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet Bidstart 2/26 on March 2nd: 95.17%
Sothebys. 1000 Ways of Seeing - Prints on March 6th: 94.23%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 2/27 on March 6th: 92.35%
John McInnis Auctioneers. Prints on February 22nd: 91.89%
ALDE. Library of Amateur Architecture, from Vitruvius to Ledoux on March 6th: 90.54%
Skinner. Americana: Prints - Internet bidstart 2/24 on March 3rd: 90.48%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Printed Books, Maps and Historical Documents on March 6th: 88.44%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Prints and Books on March 7th: 82.61%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on March 4th: 81.82%

For the week ahead 23 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Mar. 10th
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. AMERICAN SOCIAL HISTORY, INCL. AFRICAN AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHY - internet bidstart 2/27. 207 lots

Tue. Mar. 11th
Doyle New York. New York. Prints. 20 lots
Archives International Auctions. FORT LEE,. U.S. & Worldwide Banknotes, Scripophily & Security Printing Ephemera. 1043 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 65 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Horological Books. 54 lots

Wed. Mar. 12th
Sothebys. Paris. Felix Marcilhac, Private Collection. 4 lots
Beaussant Lefevre. Paris. Books and Manuscripts. 197 lots
Dorotheum . Vienna. Books and Decorative Prints. 153 lots
Addison and Sarova. Macon. Rare and Fine Books in All Fields. 170 lots
Kestenbaum and Company. New York. Judaica: Books and Manuscripts. 343 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Rare Manuscript, Document & Autograph - bidstart 2/21. 956 lots

Thu. Mar. 13th
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Bibliophile. 479 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Books with Material from the Pacific School of Religion. 591 lots
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Laguna Beach. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 3/6. 400 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 3/6. 343 lots

Fri. Mar. 14th
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Estate of Harold K. Hill Antiques - Prints, Books. 99 lots

Sat. Mar. 15th
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints and Photographs. 102 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Texana. 237 lots
Blacksparrow. Sun Valley. Posters and Art - Internet bidstart 2/17. 104 lots
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Estate of Harold K. Hill Antiques - Prints, Books. 7 lots

Sun. Mar. 16th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 3/9.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet Bidstart 3/9.
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints and Photographs, Day 2. 153 lots

 We are becoming accustomed to a steady flow of interesting material.

 

Bruce McKinney

AE

  • <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