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 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
  • <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>