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 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