Auction Update Review

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Even in a Quiet Month it's Busy

For the week ending Saturday July 26th 22 auctions were archived to the AED; 18 in US dollars, 3 in British pounds and I in euros.  Turnover was $5,061,546 as 6,819 lots were offered and 5,089 sold for a 75% success rate.

2 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars:

Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters on July 20th: $2,346,894
Christies. Forms in Color - Prints on July 25th: $1,307,377

<--- Swann  Galleries.  Wake Up America Day.  A Vintage Poster Auction on August 6th [image is a link]

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

Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 7/17 on July 24th: 20535.00%
Heritage Auctions. UNT Mayborn Benefit Auction on July 20th: 166.21%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Prints, Books on July 19th: 148.20%
Christies. Forms in Color - Prints on July 25th: 146.68%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Work on Paper on July 24th: 145.10%

<--- Leslie Hindman Auctioneers.  Fine Books and Manuscripts.  406 lots.  Wednesday August 6th beginning at noon CST [image is a link]

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

National Book Auctions. Books and Ephemera - Civil War, Am. West, Exploration, etc.by on May 18th: 100.00%
National Book Auctions. Books, Art, Ephemera, and Collectibles on June 8th: 100.00%
National Book Auctions. Books on June 29th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. UNT Mayborn Benefit Auction on July 20th: 100.00%
Skinner. European Decorative Prints on July 19th: 100.00%
Winter Associates. Antiques on July 14th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Comics -Internet bidstart 7/13 on July 20th: 99.57%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Prints, Books on July 19th: 97.67%
Christies. Forms in Color - Prints on July 25th: 95.93%
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Summer Sale - Prints on July 25th: 92.56%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 7/17 on July 24th: 89.37% 

For the week ahead 12 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jul. 28th
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. Americana History: Photography Collection - Bidstart 7/17. 488 lots

Wed. Jul. 30th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Americana, Political. 117 lots
Morton Casa de Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Antiquarian and Modern Documents, Prints and Books. 360 lots

Thu. Jul. 31st
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Books - Day 1. 735 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 7/24. 432 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Literature with Collections of James Joyce & Ray Bradbury: The Library of the late Rik Thompson. 586 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. The Collector's Sale to include Militaria. 17 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Prints and Ephemera. 39 lots

Fri. Aug. 1st
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Books - Day 2. 242 lots

Sat. Aug. 2nd
Northeast Auctions. Portsmouth. ANNUAL SUMMER AMERICANA AUCTION. 36 lots

Sun. Aug. 3rd
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics -Internet bidstart 7/27.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 7/27.

This is what the slow season looks like but never the less it still looks like 50+ auctions in the month ahead.

Bruce McKinney

AE

27 July 2014 

 

  • <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 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, Feb. 11:</b> A Rare 3-rotor German Enigma I Enciphering Machine. $70,000 to $90,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Important collection of correspondence between Werner Heisenberg and Bruno Rossi. $40,000 to $60,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Walt Whitman Autograph manuscript containing his thoughts on death. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> David Roberts. <i>Holy Land</i>. Six volumes. 1842-1849. First edition. $15,000 to $25,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Extensive collection of Ray Bradbury's primary works, most signed or inscribed. $15,000 to $20,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Peter Force. Declaration of Independence. $12,000 to $18,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Steinbeck. <i>Grapes of Wrath</i>. A fine copy of the first edition. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Lewis & Clark. <i>Travels to the Source of the Missouri River</i>... First English edition, extra-illustrated. 1814. $10,000 to 15,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Manuscript document signed by Nuno de Guzman relating to Hernan Cortes, 1528. $8,000 to $12,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> “Nos los inquisidores..." The first book in English printed West of the Mississippi. [1787]. $5,000 to $8,000.