• http://catalogue.swanngalleries.com/asp/searchresults.asp?sale_no=2419&st=D&viewby=lot_asc&ps=25&pg=1
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 14:</b> Lewis Carroll, <i>Alice's Adventures</i>, illustrated & signed by Salvador Dalí, New York, 1969. <br>$12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 14:</b> David Roberts, <i>The Holy Land</i>, 6 volumes, London, 1842-49. <br>$35,000 to $50,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 14:</b> Arthur Szyk, <i>The Szyk Haggadah</i>, edited by Cecil Roth, first edition, signed, London, 1939. <br>$15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 14:</b> William Shakespeare, <i>The Dramatic Works</i>, 9 illustrated volumes, London, 1802. $5,000 to $7,500.
    http://catalogue.swanngalleries.com/asp/searchresults.asp?sale_no=2419&st=D&viewby=lot_asc&ps=25&pg=1
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 14:</b> Grimm Brothers, <i>Little Brother & Little Sister</i>, illustrated & signed by Arthur Rackham, London, 1917. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 14:</b> John Milton, <i>Paradise Lost</i>, illustrated by John Martin, London, 1846. $1,500 to $2,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 14:</b> Edward Young, <i>The Complaint, and The Consolation</i>, first edition, illustrated by William Blake, London, 1797. $8,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 14:</b> <i>Catalogue of the Morgan Collection of Chinese Porcelains</i>, first edition, New York, 1904-11. $3,000 to $4,000.
  • <b>Arader June 11:</b> Audubon Aquatint by Havell, Purple Heron Purple Heron or Reddish Egret, Plate 256. London: Havell, 1827-1838.<br>Est. $45,000-$60,000.
    <b>Arader June 11:</b> Audubon Aquatint by Havell, Wild Turkey, Male Wild Turkey, Male, Plate 1. London: Havell, 1827-38. Est. $80,000-$100,000.
    <b>Arader June 11:</b> Audubon Lithographs, Imperial Folio, Common Deer Common Deer, Plate 136. Philadelphia: J. T. Bowen, 1839-44. Est. $12,000-$15,000.
    <b>Arader June 11:</b> Charles H. Smith, Indian Elephant Watercolor Indian Elephant. Charles H. Smith (1760 - 1859). Est. $6,000-$8,000.
    <b>Arader June 11:</b> Spectacularly Rare Copper Engraving Solanum Pomiferum. Basil Besler (1561-1629). Est. $5,000-$8,000.
    <b>Arader June 11:</b> John Contable Drawing of River Stour Barges on the River Stour at Flatford, Suffolk John Constable (1776-1837).<br>Est. $45000-$65000.
    <b>Arader June 11:</b> Pine's The Tapestry Hangings of the House of Lords The Tapestry Hangings of the House of Lords. Est. $18000-$22000.
    <b>Arader June 11:</b> Exceptionally Fine and Attractive Copy of Bertram's Travels Travels. William Bartram (1729-1823). Est. $22000-$25000.
    <b>Arader June 11:</b> Mortier & Covens French edition of Mitchell A Map of the British and French Dominions in N America... Est. $15000-$25000.
    <b>Arader June 11:</b> Jefferson and Fry Map of Virgina, 1776 A Map of the Most Inhabited part of Virginia... <br>Est. $12000-$18000.
    <b>Arader June 11:</b> Floriano, Untitled World Map on a Double Hemisphere Polar Projection World Map. Antonio Floriano. Est. $75000-$100000.
    <b>Arader June 11:</b> Bierstadt Chromolithograph of Yosemite Domes of Yosemite. Albert Bierstadt (1830-1902). Est. $18000-$25000.
  • <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."
  • <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Leaves from<br>George Washington's Own Draft <br>of His first Inaugural Address. An Extraordinary Rarity!
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Declaration of Independence: Benjamin Tyler 1818 - First Print with Facsimile Signatures.
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Thomas Jefferson Signed Act of Contress Authorizing Alexander Hamilton to Complete Famous Portland Maine Lighthouse.
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Emanuel Leutze. Silk Flag Banner designed by Leutze, created by Tiffany & Co., and presented to Gen. John A. Dix, 1864.
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> The "greatest of early American maps … a masterpiece" (Corcoran). Thomas Holme.
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Lincoln Summons His Cabinet for a Historic Meeting to Discuss Compensated Emancipation.
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Albert Einstein. Autograph Letter Signed. Einstein Counsels His Son ... Meaning of Life.
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Normal Rockwell. Painting/Drawing Signed. Rockwell's "Barbeshop Quartet", 1936.
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Frederick Douglass. Autograph Letter Signed to unknown correspondent. Washington, D.C.
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Harry Truman. Autograph Manuscript Notebook for Kansas City Law School Night Class.
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Robert E. Lee. Autograph Letter Signed, June 11, 1782. Hours after the Battle of Culpeper Court House, Lee Escapes Again.
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> George Washington. Letter Signed, as Commander-in-Chief, Continental Army, to Elias Dayton, Headquarters, [Newburgh, N.Y.], June 11, 1782.

Auction Update Review

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There is no denying summer is here

For the week ended Saturday June 21st 62 auctions were archived to the AED; 24 denominated in euros, 13 in British pounds, and 25 in US dollars.  Turnover was $31,895,556 as 15,245 lots were offered and 11,296 sold for a 74% success rate.

<--- Kestenbaum & Company.  Auction 62:  Fine Judaica - Books, Manuscripts, Autograph Letters, Ceremonial Objects & Graphic Art.  Thursday June 26th in New York City. [Catalogue image is a link]

10 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars:

Christies. Books and Manuscripts on June 19th: $4,409,882
Sothebys. Books and Manuscripts on June 19th: $1,934,646
Bonhams. Books, Maps, Manuscripts and Historical Photographs on June 18th: $1,877,959
Profiles in History. HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS on June 13th: $1,841,272
Ketterer Kunst Doerling. Modern Classics - Prints on June 6th: $1,644,381
Bonhams. the Story of the 20th Century on June 4th: $1,568,547
Pierre Berge and Associes. Books and Manuscripts on June 18th: $1,516,843
Swann Galleries. The Shape of Things to Come: African-American Fine Art - Prints on June 10th: $1,242,627
Artcurial. Prints and Illustrated Books on June 4th: $1,223,999
Ketterer Kunst Doerling. Post War and Contemporary - Prints on June 7th: $1,054,133

 <---Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers.  Rare Book & Collectors Sale on July 1st.  Online and in Ireland.  [Catalogue image is a link]

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

Henri Godts Books and Prints Auctions. Books, Prints, Maps on June 17th: 199.26%
Beaussant Lefevre. Antiquarian and Modern Books on June 13th: 172.58%
Pierre Berge and Associes. Books and Manuscripts on June 18th: 160.46%
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Estate Sale - Books and Prints on June 6th: 158.85%
Dorotheum . Books and Decorative Prints on June 18th: 158.40%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Printed Books, Maps and Documents on June 18th: 150.51%
Galerie Bassenge. China - Photography 1890s to 1950s on June 4th: 148.45%
Christies. An American Dynastyh: The Clark Family Treasures - Books, Illustrations, Prints on June 18th: 138.08%
Bonhams. WWII on June 5th: 131.04%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Autographs, Manuscripts and Documents on June 5th: 122.92%
Woolley and Wallis. Prints on June 4th: 114.45%
Grogan and Company. Prints, Books on June 8th: 110.64%
Sothebys. Books and Manuscripts on June 19th: 106.50%
Grogan and Company. Antiques - Prints on April 26th: 105.76%
Pandolfini. Ancient and Modern Prints and Antiquarian Books on June 11th: 105.56%
Ketterer Kunst Doerling. Modern Classics - Prints on June 6th: 103.50%
Robert Siegel Galleries. U.S. Postal History on May 21st: 101.81%
Gonnelli Casa DAste. Books, Manuscripts, Prints on May 16th: 101.73%
Swann Galleries. 19th & 20th Century Literature on June 19th: 101.64%

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

Grogan and Company. Antiques - Prints on April 26th: 100.00%
Carlsen Gallery. Antiques - Photos, Prints on June 8th: 100.00%
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Estate Sale - Books and Prints on June 6th: 100.00%
Freemans. Prints on June 17th: 100.00%
Galerie Bassenge. China - Photography 1890s to 1950s on June 4th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Comics -Internet bidstart 6/8 on June 15th: 99.25%
Robert Siegel Galleries. U.S. Postal History on May 21st: 95.09%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 6/8 on June 15th: 94.55%
Christies. An American Dynastyh: The Clark Family Treasures - Books, Illustrations, Prints on June 18th: 94.12%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 6/12 on June 19th: 91.69%
Woolley and Wallis. Prints on June 4th: 90.24%
Beaussant Lefevre. Antiquarian and Modern Books on June 13th: 89.60%
Clars Auction Gallery. Prints and Photographs on June 14th: 88.61%
Swann Galleries. 19th & 20th Century Literature on June 19th: 86.93%
Grogan and Company. Prints, Books on June 8th: 86.36%
Bonhams. The Sporting Sale on June 11th: 86.27%
Winter Associates. Books and Prints on June 9th: 85.71%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Printed Books, Maps and Documents on June 18th: 85.54%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 6/5 on June 12th: 85.13%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Autographs, Manuscripts and Documents on June 5th: 84.53%
Heritage Auctions. Legends of the West on June 14th: 81.88%

For the week ahead 28 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jun. 23rd
Sothebys. London. Modern Art - Prints. 2 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Old Master Prints. 4 lots

Tue. Jun. 24th
Sothebys. New York. A Rock & Roll History: Presley to Punk. 113 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 35 lots

Wed. Jun. 25th
Bonhams. Oxford . Printed Books, Maps and Photographs. 503 lots
Minerva Auctions Roma. Roma. Photography. 149 lots
Bonhams. London. Entertainment Memorabilia. 364 lots
Grays Auctioneers. Cleveland, . Prints. 62 lots
Morton Casa de Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Antiquarian Books and Documents. 360 lots
Bonhams. San Francisco. ASIAN DECORATIVE WORKS OF ARTS - Ref Books and Woodblock Prints. 23 lots

Thu. Jun. 26th
Minerva Auctions Roma. Roma. Books, Autographs and Prints. 738 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Hollywood- Internet bidstart 6/19. 314 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Fine and Decorative Arts - Prints, Books, etc.. 44 lots
Audap and Mirabaud. PARIS. Antiquarian Books.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 6/19. 373 lots
Kestenbaum and Company. New York. Fine Judaica. 252 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Lomasney Vintage Movie Art Posters Benefiting Lifebeat Monthly Internet Charity. 40 lots

Fri. Jun. 27th
ALDE. Paris. Antiquarian Books from the XIX Century. 421 lots
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. 75172 Pforzheim. Books and Prints. 4699 lots
Ader. PARIS. Posters of the Opera.
Bonhams. Oxford . The Goodwood Festival of Speed - Posters, Maps. 33 lots

Sat. Jun. 28th
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Modern Prints. 168 lots
OSENAT. FONTAINEBLEAU. The Spirit of the 20th Century. 26 lots
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Books, Prints. 73 lots
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. Comic Strips.

Sun. Jun. 29th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics -Internet bidstart 6/22.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 6/22.
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books.

The pace of the auctions is slowing down but the number of auctions has been exceptional.

 

Bruce McKinney

AE

Sunday 22 June 2014

 

  • <b>Bonhams Fine Books and Manuscripts, 8 June 2016, New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams June 8:</b> Lot 1. ARISTOTLE. 384-322 B.C.E. De animalibus [De historia animalium. De partibus animalium. De generatione animalium.] US$ 300,000-500,000.
    <b>Bonhams June 8:</b> Lot 44. ARIOSTO, LUDOVICO. 1474-1533. Orlando Furioso in English Heroical Verse, by John Haringto[n]. [London: Richard Field, 1591.] US$ 70,000-90,000.
    <b>Bonhams June 8:</b> Lot 183. HARRISON, William Henry. Document Signed AS PRESIDENT ("W.H. Harrison"). US$ 40,000-60,000.
    <b>Bonhams June 8:</b> Lot 116. <br>ALI, MUHAMMAD. B.1942. U.S. Passport Signed ("Muhammad Ali") Twice, [Dublin, July 19, 1972].<br>US$ 25,000-35,000.
    <b>Bonhams June 8:</b> Lot 52. Bible In English. [Mearne, Samuel, binder.] The Holy Bible containing the bookes of the Old & New Testament. US$ 25,000-35,000.
    <b>Bonhams June 8:</b> Lot 130. EARHART, Amelia. 1897-1937. Archive of material on the purchase and outfitting of Earhart's Lockheed Electra 10e. US$ 15,000-20,000.
    <b>Bonhams June 8:</b> Lot 85. BURTON, Virginia Lee. 1909-1968. The Little House. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1942. US$ 15,000-20,000.
    <b>Bonhams London June 15.</b> Lot 68. CAMERON (Julia Margaret) Kate Keown [No. 5 Of Series of Twelve Lifesized Heads], [1866]. <br>£30,000-50,000.
    <b>Bonhams London June 15.</b> Lot 98. Karl Marx. Das Kapital. Kritik der politischen Oekonomie... Erster Band, FIRST EDITION, 1867.<br>£80,000-120,000.
    <b>Bonhams London June 15.</b> Lot 111. Isaac Newton Autograph manuscript, in English, headed "The Question stated about abstaining from blood". £50,000-70,000.
    <b>Bonhams London June 15.</b> Lot 112. Nobel Prize for discovering isotopes in stable elements, awarded to F.W. Aston in 1922. £200,000-400,000.
    <b>Bonhams London June 15.</b> Lot 140. Kay Nielsen (Prince Bismarck discovering the soldier), 1913. £15,000-20,000.
  • <b>American History: Live Salesroom Auction, June 10, 10:00 AM ET</b>
    <b>Cowans June 10:</b> Lot 5. The Confederate Blockade Runner <i>CSS Colonel Lamb at Sea</i>, 1864, by Samuel Walters. Est $60000-$80000.
    <b>Cowans June 10:</b> Lot 140. Brevet Brigadier General James H. Kidd, 6th Michigan Cavalry, Exceptional Collection. Est Est $80000-$100000.
    <b>Cowans June 10:</b> Lot 141. Elizabeth "Libbie" Bacon Custer, ALS and Souvenir Relics from the Surrender at Appomattox Court House.<br>Est $20000-$30000.
    <b>Cowans June 10:</b> Lot 116. Colonel Elmer E. Ellsworth Presentation Sword and Archive. Lot of 52 items related to Elmer Ellsworth.<br>Est $100000-$200000.
    <b>American History: Live Salesroom Auction, June 10, 10:00 AM ET</b>
    <b>Cowans June 10:</b> Lot 1. Paul Revere, War of 1812, Mechanics of the Town of Boston Signed Pledge. <br>Est $10000-$15000.
    <b>Cowans June 10:</b> Lot 64. Rare Whole Plate Tintype of the Ill-Fated Civil War Steamer Sultana. <br>Est $5000-$7000.
    <b>Cowans June 10:</b> Lot 346. James B. "Wild Bill" Hickok Tintype and Autograph Poem Signed.<br>Est $20000-$30000.
    <b>Cowans June 10:</b> Lot 330. Remarkable California US Mail Steamship Co. Broadside, 1859. <br>Est $10000-$15000.
    <b>American History: Live Salesroom Auction, June 10, 10:00 AM ET</b>
    <b>Cowans June 10:</b> Lot 161. Previously Unknown Daguerreotype of Future First Lady Julia Dent Grant and Sons Made for Captain Ulysses S. Grant. Est $10000-$15000.
    <b>Cowans June 10:</b> Lot 229. <i>Titanic Disaster</i>, Ogden Family Travel Album Containing 30 Photographs Taken from the RMS Carpathia. <br>Est $5000-$7000.
    <b>Cowans June 10:</b> Lot 230. RMS <i>Titanic</i>, Cork from Life Belt Salvaged by Passengers of the RMS <i>Carpathia</i>. Est $7000-$9000.
    <b>Cowans June 10:</b> Lot 231. Bronze RMS Carpathia Medals Presented to Mr. & Mrs. Ogden, Plus ALS from Captain Arthur Rostron.<br>Est $4000-$6000.