Auction Update Review

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It's not so quiet after all

For the week ending Saturday July 12th 15 auctions were archived to the AED; 1 in Swiss francs, 3 in euros, 5 in British pounds, and 6 in US dollars.  Turnover was $8,123,653 as 6,315 lots were offered and 4,812 sold for a 76% success rate.

<--- Dominic Winter.  Old Master & Modern Prints, Japanese Prints on July 16th.  Lot 296.  Ballooning.  Ville de Poitiers.  Exposition Generale des Sprts du 12 Mai au 14 Juiller 1907.  Fine large color litho. pster in folded condition.  Est.  BP 400-600.  Image is a link.

3 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars:

Sothebys. Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts on July 8th: $1,804,050
Bloomsbury Auctions. Modern and Contemporary Prints on July 3rd: $1,673,963
Heritage Auctions. Animation Art on July 2nd: $1,281,703

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

Bloomsbury Auctions. The Collection from The Royal Agricultural Society of England - Books, Prints on July 11th: 229.25%
Audap and Mirabaud. Antiquarian Books on June 26th: 210.05%
Sothebys. Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts on July 8th: 129.61%
Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers. Rare Books and Collector's Sale on July 1st: 100.29%

<--- Dominic Winter.  Old Master & Modern Prints, Japanese Prints on July 16th.  Lot 17.  English School.  Interior of an old bookshop, late 19th or early 20th-century watercolour, heightened with bodycolour, apparently unsigned [21 x 17 inches].  Est. BP 200-300.  Image is a link.


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

Bloomsbury Auctions. The Collection from The Royal Agricultural Society of England - Books, Prints on July 11th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Comics -Internet bidstart 6/29 on July 6th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Animation Art on July 2nd: 98.49%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 6/29 on July 6th: 93.15%
Audap and Mirabaud. Antiquarian Books on June 26th: 86.05%
Sothebys. Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts on July 8th: 81.54%

For the week ahead 28 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jul. 14th
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Japanese Woodblock Prints. 100 lots
Winter Associates. Plainville, CT . Antiques. 16 lots

Tue. Jul. 15th
Sothebys. London. English Literature, History, Children's Books & Illustrations. 281 lots
Christies. New York. Prints and Multiples. 467 lots
Sothebys. London. The Joseph Conrad Collection from the Library of the late Stanley J. Seeger – Part II. 196 lots
Bonhams. London. Prints. 146 lots
Freemans. Philadelphia. Summer Sale - Prints. 10 lots
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Exeter. Pictures. 24 lots

Wed. Jul. 16th
Rupert Toovey and Co. West Sussex. Prints. 35 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Rare Manuscript, Document & Autograph - bidstart 6/27. 1129 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Old Master & Modern Prints, Japanese Prints. 140 lots
Doyle New York. New York. At Home - Prints. 16 lots
Christies. London - King Street. Yates, Thompson and Bright: A Family of Bibliophiles. 372 lots
Kedem Auction. Jerusalem . Objects: Judaica, Israeliana, Numismatics and Medals (Manuscripts, prints). 53 lots

Thu. Jul. 17th
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Antiquarian Books. 418 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 7/10. 499 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Roycroft Press Collection - Fine Bindings - Illustrated & Children's Books. 518 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Summer Market - Prints. 49 lots
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Laguna Beach. Rare Manuscript, Document & Autograph - bidstart 7/10. 432 lots

Fri. Jul. 18th
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Antiquarian Books, Day 2. 478 lots
Blacksparrow. Sun Valley. The Disney Sale - Illustration Art and Ephemera. 70 lots

Sat. Jul. 19th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters. 1284 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. UNT Mayborn Benefit Auction. 47 lots
Florence Number Nine. Florence. Fine Chinese and Oriental Works of Art - Prints. 5 lots
Florence Number Nine. Florence. Fine Indian Works of Art - Prints. 7 lots

Sun. Jul. 20th
Bonhams. San Francisco. Period Art and Design - Prints. 125 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics -Internet bidstart 7/13.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 7/13.

The calendar says its summer but interesting material is around.  I bought 5 lots at two sales this past week, some of the best material I've ever acquired for my Hudson Valley collection.

 

Bruce McKinney

AE

  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:<br>Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Caius Julius Hyginus, <i>Poeticon Astronomicon,</i> first illustrated edition, Venice, 1482. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Giovanni Botero, <i>Le Relationi Universali... divise in Sette Parti</i>, Venice, 1618. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> <i>L'Escole des Filles</i>, likely third edition of the first work of pornographic fiction in French, 1676. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:<br>Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Illuminated Book of Hours in Latin on vellum, Flanders, early 16th century. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Johannes Regiomontanus, <i>Calendarium,</i> Venice, 1485. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Pedro de Medina, <i>Libro d[e] gra[n]dezas y cosas memorables de España,</i> Alcalá de Henares, 1566. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:<br>Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b><br>Luis de Lucena, <i>Arte de Ajedres,</i> Salamanca, circa 1496-97. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Andrés Serrano, <i>Los Siete Principes de los Ángeles, válidos de Rey del Cielo,</i> Spain, 1707. $800 to $1,200.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Johannes de Sacrobosco, <i>Sphaera mundi,</i> first illustrated edition, Venice, 1478. $15,000 to $20,000.
  • <b>Bonhams: Fine Books and Manuscripts. 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. $80,000 to $120,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> Violin belonging to Albert Einstein, presented to him by Oscar H. Steger, 1933. $100,000 to $150,000
    <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. $100,000 to $150,000
    <b>Bonhams: Fine Books and Manuscripts. 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. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> NEWTON, ISAAC. Autograph Manuscript in Latin, being detailed instructions on making the philosopher's stone. 8 pp. 1790s. $200,000 to 300,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> 1869 Inauguration Bible of President Ulysses S. Grant. $80,000 to $120,000
  • <b>Leland Little: Important Spring Auction. March 3, 2018</b>
    <b>Leland Little, Mar. 3:</b> Copper Printing Plate for "Marshall's Household Engraving of Washington." $500 to $1000
    <b>Leland Little, Mar. 3:</b> Important Documentary Painting Showing Baseball Great Ty Cobb in Cuba. $1,000 to $2,000
    <b>Leland Little, Mar. 3:</b> <i>Alcoholics Anonymous Comes of Age</i>, Inscribed by Bill Wilson. $500 to $1,000
    <b>Leland Little: Important Spring Auction. March 3, 2018</b>
    <b>Leland Little, Mar. 3:</b> Joan Miró (Spanish, 1893-1983), <i>Prise à l'hameçon.</i> $3,000 to $6,000
    <b>Leland Little, Mar. 3:</b> Maurice Dufrène (French, 1876-1955), <i>Rayon des Soieries</i>. $400 to $800
    <b>Leland Little, Mar. 3:</b> William Pope.L (American, b. 1955), <i>Intimacy Project</i>. $2,000 to $4,000
  • <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> Collection of 131 Herbert Ponting gelatin silver contact prints of Antartica, £6000-8000
    <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> One of several lots of Henri Cartier-Bresson gelatin silver prints, £200-300
    <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> Vintage gelatin silver print of Diego Rivera by Leonard McCombe, £300-500
    <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> Albumen print portrait by Julia Margaret Cameron of Sir John Herschel (April, 1867), £30,000-50,000
    <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> Albumen print by Julia Margaret Cameron, Love, 1864 (from the Norman album), £1000-1500
    <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> Albumen print by Lewis Carroll of Twyford School Eleven (Summer Term, 1859), £1000-1500
    <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> Albumen print portrait by Lewis Carroll of Xie Kitchin as 'Dane' (Oxford, 1873), £500-800
    <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> Calotype print (c1845) by Hill & Adamson of Lady Elizabeth (Rigby) Eastlake, £3000-4000
    <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> Group of 12 waxed paper negatives of Scottish scenes by Thomas Keith, mid-1850s, £3000-5000
    <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> One of 15 lots of Roger Fenton salt prints of his work in the Crimea, mid-1850s, £400-600
    <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> Quarter plate ambrotype (c.1860s) with ethnographic portrait of a woman seated at a table, £400-600
    <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> Rare whole plate thermoplastic union case of the Landing of Columbus (c.1858),part of the John Hannavy collection, £1500-2000
  • <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>