Auction Update Review

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More Certainty in the Rooms than in the Real World

For the week ended Saturday October 11th 32 sales were archived to the AED; 11 denominated in euros, 10 in British pounds, and 11 in US dollars.  Turnover was $12,986,147 as 9,671 lots were offered and 7,426 sold for a 76.79% success rate.  It was another strong week.

<---- Swann Gallery.  Rare and Important Travel Posters October 14th.  198 lots.  Click on the image to view the entire sale.

3 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars:

Sothebys. Bibliothèque R. et B.L. Éditions Originales Autographes et Manuscrits du XXe siècle on October 7th: $4,413,267
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. China and the East - Photographs, Prints on October 9th: $1,812,113
Swann Galleries. African American Fine Art - Prints on October 9th: $1,347,370

<---- Leslie Hindman Auctioneers:  Fine Natural History and Historical Prints [sale 352] on October 14th.  Click on the image to view the entire sale.

11 auctions saw their total sales exceed 100% of the high estimates of all lots offered:

Dominic Winter Book Auctions. China and the East - Photographs, Prints on October 9th: 609.75%
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Antiquarian Books on October 1st: 191.52%
Tooveys. Antiquarian Books on October 7th: 160.00%
Alain and Evelyne Morel de Westgaver. Postcards, Prints and Antiquarian Books on September 27th: 144.73%
Bonhams. The Library of Professor Brian Shefton on October 7th: 134.98%
Ader. Performing Art Collection - Andre Bernard on October 2nd: 125.41%
De Baecque and Associes. Old Photographs - Historical Memories - Decorations - Weapons on October 4th: 116.60%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Pictures and Prints on October 3rd: 112.18%
Sothebys. Bibliothèque R. et B.L. Éditions Originales Autographes et Manuscrits du XXe siècle on October 7th: 112.05%
De Baecque and Associes. Autographs and Documents on October 2nd: 108.68%
Tooveys. Prints on October 8th: 106.91%


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

National Book Auctions. Books, Art and Ephemera - Lawrence, Signed, NYS, RR, etc. on September 21st: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 9/28 on October 5th: 100.00%
De Baecque and Associes. Old Photographs - Historical Memories - Decorations - Weapons on October 4th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 9/28 on October 5th: 95.63%
Heritage Auctions. Manuscripts on October 9th: 93.76%
Cowans Auctions. American History: Timed Online Auction - Internet bidstart 9/25 on October 6th: 92.42%
National Book Auctions. Books, Art, Ephemera, and Collectible on August 24th: 91.71%
Sothebys. Bibliothèque R. et B.L. Éditions Originales Autographes et Manuscrits du XXe siècle on October 7th: 88.74%
Tooveys. Antiquarian Books on October 7th: 86.45%
Tooveys. Prints on October 8th: 85.19%
Alain and Evelyne Morel de Westgaver. Postcards, Prints and Antiquarian Books on September 27th: 82.46%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books on October 9th: 82.22%


32 total sales in total were reported this week:

Pierre Berge and Associes. Books and Photography on October 9th: 42.52%
Heritage Auctions. Manuscripts on October 9th: 93.76%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books on October 9th: 82.22%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 9/28 on October 5th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 9/28 on October 5th: 95.63%
Michaans Auctions. October Estate Sale - Prints and Books on October 5th: 54.84%
Tooveys. Prints on October 8th: 85.19%
Tooveys. Antiquarian Books on October 7th: 86.45%
Swann Galleries. African American Fine Art - Prints on October 9th: 72.51%
PBA Galleries. Rare Americana - Travel - Cartography on October 9th: 58.14%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Bibliophile on October 9th: 75.53%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. China and the East - Photographs, Prints on October 9th: 61.76%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Books, Maps and Documents on October 8th: 76.69%
Bonhams. The Library of Professor Brian Shefton on October 7th: 68.89%
Christies. Travel, Science and Natural History on October 8th: 77.44%
Bruun Rasmussen. Modern and Contemporary Prints on October 7th: 75.00%
Sothebys. Art of Imperial India - Prints, Photographs on October 8th: 78.38%
Sothebys. Bibliothèque R. et B.L. Éditions Originales Autographes et Manuscrits du XXe siècle on October 7th: 88.74%
Winter Associates. Fine Prints on October 6th: 73.53%
Cowans Auctions. American History: Timed Online Auction - Internet bidstart 9/25 on October 6th: 92.42%
Dorotheum . Globes on October 6th: 75.86%
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Antiquarian Books on October 1st: 74.92%
Ader. Performing Art Collection - Andre Bernard on October 2nd: 68.41%
Bruun Rasmussen. Old Master Prints on October 6th: 50.00%
Vermot de Pas. Comic Strips, Original Prints, Animation on October 4th: 44.38%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Pictures and Prints on October 3rd: 67.48%
De Baecque and Associes. Autographs and Documents on October 2nd: 59.45%
De Baecque and Associes. Old Photographs - Historical Memories - Decorations - Weapons on October 4th: 100.00%
Guillaumot Richard . One Hundred Eighty Books on September 27th: 68.33%
National Book Auctions. Books, Art and Ephemera - Lawrence, Signed, NYS, RR, etc. on September 21st: 100.00%
National Book Auctions. Books, Art, Ephemera, and Collectible on August 24th: 91.71%
Alain and Evelyne Morel de Westgaver. Postcards, Prints and Antiquarian Books on September 27th: 82.46%

For the week ahead 36 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Oct. 13th
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. Contemporary Art - Design #6. 34 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Old Master Prints. 7 lots

Tue. Oct. 14th
Henri Godts Books and Prints Auctions. Bruxelles . Books, Maps, Prints. 455 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Rare and important Travel Posters. 198 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Vintage Posters. 160 lots
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Fine Natural History and Historical Prints. 84 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 47 lots

Wed. Oct. 15th
RR Auction. Amherst. Rare Manuscript, Document & Autograph - bidstart 9/26. 960 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . History, Geography and Travel Books. 328 lots
Gonnelli Casa DAste. Firenze. Prints - Internet bidstart 10/1. 189 lots

Thu. Oct. 16th
Heritage Auctions. New York. Illustration Art. 755 lots
Freemans. Philadelphia. Books, Manuscripts and Maps.
Ader. PARIS. Books - Library of an Amateur. 316 lots
ALDE. Paris. First Editions. 263 lots
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Cape Town. Books Online bidstart 10/9. 483 lots
Heritage Auctions. New York. Photographs. 402 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 10/9.
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Rare Books, Varia. 431 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Incunabula / 16th Century / Theology / Architecture and Arts. 191 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Autographs. 422 lots

Fri. Oct. 17th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Animation Art.
Swann Galleries. New York. Fine Photographs. 334 lots
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. 75172 Pforzheim. Books, Graphics modern and ancient Arts, Antiques. 6546 lots
Profiles in History. Calabasas Hills. Hollywood Auction - Day 1. 492 lots
Vermot de Pas. Paris. Books. 316 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Literature (17th - 19th Century). 797 lots
Ader. PARIS. Books. 48 lots

Sat. Oct. 18th
Dorotheum . Vienna. Automobilia. 200 lots
Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH. Berlin-Schoneberg. Books, Prints, Photographs. 163 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Modern Literature. 789 lots
Potomack Company. Alexandria. Fine Books and Prints. 31 lots
Profiles in History. Calabasas Hills. Hollywood Auction - Day 2. 719 lots

Sun. Oct. 19th
Bonhams. London. Autumn Stafford Sale - Automobilia. 14 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 1012.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 10/12.
Profiles in History. Calabasas Hills. Hollywood Auction - Day 3.

From now to the holidays there are 4 to 5 auctions every day.

 

Bruce McKinney

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  • <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.