• <b>Bonhams: September 25, New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>The Tragedie of Julius Caesar.</i> London, 1623. 1st appearance in print, Complete from the First Folio. Sold for $175,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Ernst, Max. <i>Mr. Knife and Miss Fork</i>. Paris, 1932. DELUXE EDITION. Sold for $15,625
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Cage, John. Autograph musical leaf from his Concert for Piano and Orchestra, NY, 1958. Sold for $18,750
    <b>Bonhams: September 25, New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Einstein, Albert. Signed Passport Photo for his US citizenship application. Bermuda, 1935. Sold for $17,500
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Verard, Antoine. Illuminated printed Book of Hours. Paris, 1507. Sold for $7,500
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Wetterkurzschlussel. German Weather Report Codebook - for Enigma use. Berlin, 1942. Sold for $225,000
    <b>Bonhams: September 25, New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Morelos y Pavon, Jose Maria. Autograph letter signed to El Virrey Venegas, February 5, 1812. Sold for $6,250
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Milne, A.A. Complete set of <i>Winnie-the-Pooh</i> books. 4 volumes. All first issue points. London, 1924-1928. Sold for $5,250
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> A 48-star American Flag, battle worn flown at Guadalcanal and Peleliu, 1942-1944. Sold for $35,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Locke, John. Autograph Letter Signed mourning the death of his friend, William Molyneaux, 2 pp, October 27, 1698. Sold for $20,000
  • <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:</b> Luis de Lucena, <i>Arte de Ajedres,</i> first edition of the earliest extant manual on modern chess, Salamanca, circa 1496-97. Sold for $68,750.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Carte-de-visite album with 83 images of prominent African Americans & abolitionists, circa 1860s. Sold for $47,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Gustav Klimt, <i>Das Werk,</i> Vienna & Leipzig, 1918. Sold for $106,250.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Man Ray, <i>[London Transport] – Keeps London Going,</i> 1938. Sold for $149,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Thomas Jefferson, Letter Signed, to Major-General Nathanael Greene, promising reinforcements against Cornwallis, 1781. Sold for $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Nicolas de Fer, <i>L’Amerique Divisee Selon Letendue de ses Principales Parties,</i> Paris, 1713. Sold for $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Russell H. Tandy, <i>The Secret in the Old Attic,</i> watercolor, pencil & ink, 1944. Sold for $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Ernest Hemingway, <i>Three Stories & Ten Poems,</i> first edition of the author's first book, Paris, 1923. Sold for $23,750.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Walker Evans, <i>River Rouge Plant,</i> silver print, 1947. Sold for $57,500.
  • <b>Cowan’s Auctions: American History - Premier Auction. June 22, 2018</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> General George Custer's Officer, James McLean Steele, 1868-1869 Diary. $30,000 - $50,000
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> Exceptionally Rare Anti-Slavery Broadside, “A Crusade Against Slavery”. $4,000 - $6,000
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> Revolutionary War General Richard Montgomery, Exceptionally Rare War-Date ANS. $4,000 - $6,000
    <b>Cowan’s Auctions: American History - Premier Auction. June 22, 2018</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> Albumen Photograph of the "Scouts of the Plains," from Cody's Personal Collection. $8,000 - $10,000
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> Jefferson Davis, CDV, Signed and Dated to his Imprisonment in Fortress Monroe. $4,000 - $6,000
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> Robert E. Lee, CDV Signed Twice. $2,000 - $4,000
    <b>Cowan’s Auctions: American History - Premier Auction. June 22, 2018</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> “Si Clack: Co. Q, 100th Indiana Vols.,” Written & Illustrated by Civil War Veteran, P.M. Radford. $2,500 - $3,500
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> General Meade Inspecting the 5th Corps, Civil War-Era Sketch by Alfred R. Waud. $2,000 - $3,000
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> Rare Huey Newton Black Panther Party Poster. $3,000 - $5,000
    <b>Cowan’s Auctions: American History - Premier Auction. June 22, 2018</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> Lloyd's New Political Chart, 1861. $800 - $1,200
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> William J. Ferguson, “Our American Cousin” Cast Member, Lincoln Assassination Archive. $8,000 - $10,000
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> Albert Einstein, Signed Photograph in his Favorite Leather Jacket. $2,000 - $4,000

Auction Update Review

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Auctions: we are now getting serious

For the week ended Saturday October 26th 38 auctions were archived to the AED; 14 denominated in euros, 3 in British pounds, and 21 in US dollars.  Turnover was $29,195,196 as 19,983 lots were offered and 12,557 sold for a 63% success rate.

9 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

<---- Swann Galleries:  Old Master Through Modern Prints in New York on October 29th.  Click on the image to view the entire sale.


Christies. Prints and Multiples on October 23rd: $8,138,463
Heritage Auctions. Illustration Art on October 16th: $2,730,848
Profiles in History. Hollywood Auction - Day 3 on October 19th: $2,694,824
Bonhams. Prints and Multiples on October 21st: $2,247,249
Profiles in History. Hollywood Auction - Day 2 on October 18th: $1,752,083
Swann Galleries. Fine Photographs on October 17th: $1,457,990
Bonhams. History of Science on October 22nd: $1,457,870
Arader Galleries. Mid-Hudson auction of Audubon Bird Prints, and others on October 11th: $1,426,033
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. Books, Graphics modern and ancient Arts, Antiques on October 18th: $1,120,096

<---- One of a Kind Collectibles:  Rare Signatures.  Online bidding ends October 29th.  Lot 3:  Account of the British Quit Rents Collected for the Province of New York for His Majesty, for the Year of September 29, 1766 to September 29, 1767.  Current bid $2,225.  Click on the image to view the entire sale.


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

Dorotheum . Automobilia on October 18th: 248.61%
Profiles in History. Hollywood Auction - Day 1 on October 17th: 223.53%
Bonhams. Autumn Stafford Sale - Automobilia on October 19th: 182.83%
PBA Galleries. Fine Literature with Literature Manuscripts and Archives on October 23rd: 175.40%
Swann Galleries. Early Printed, Medical & Scientific Books on October 21st: 108.41%
Profiles in History. Hollywood Auction - Day 3 on October 19th: 100.40%

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

National Book Auctions. Signed, Cruikshank, Magazines, etc. on April 27th: 100.00%
Bonhams. Autumn Stafford Sale - Automobilia on October 19th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Doodle for Hunger Illustration Art Auction Benefiting St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelter - online on October 21st: 100.00%
National Book Auctions. Books, etc. on October 12th: 99.79%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 1012 on October 19th: 99.61%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 10/12 on October 19th: 97.77%
Swann Galleries. Early Printed, Medical & Scientific Books on October 21st: 93.33%
Dorotheum . Automobilia on October 18th: 91.50%
Heritage Auctions. Illustration Art on October 16th: 89.27%
Bruun Rasmussen. Modern and Contemporary Prints on October 21st: 88.37%
Arader Galleries. Mid-Hudson auction of Audubon Bird Prints, and others on October 11th: 85.03%
Bonhams. Prints and Multiples on October 21st: 83.77%
Christies. Prints and Multiples on October 23rd: 80.56%
Cowans Auctions. A.C. Daum Firearms Collection: on October 21st: 80.00%


38 total sales reported this week:

Cowans Auctions. A.C. Daum Firearms Collection: on October 21st: 80.00%
Heritage Auctions. Doodle for Hunger Illustration Art Auction Benefiting St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelter - online on October 21st: 100.00%
Rossini. Prints on October 21st: 44.07%
PBA Galleries. Fine Literature with Literature Manuscripts and Archives on October 23rd: 64.17%
Bloomsbury Auctions. 20th Century Books and Manuscripts on October 23rd: 71.17%
PIASA. PERFORMING ART FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION on October 21st: 34.43%
Christies. Prints and Multiples on October 23rd: 80.56%
Ader. Books on October 17th: 56.25%
Bonhams. History of Science on October 22nd: 48.26%
Swann Galleries. Early Printed, Medical & Scientific Books on October 21st: 93.33%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 10/16 on October 23rd: 79.50%
Profiles in History. Hollywood Auction - Day 3 on October 19th: 73.40%
Profiles in History. Hollywood Auction - Day 2 on October 18th: 74.97%
Profiles in History. Hollywood Auction - Day 1 on October 17th: 74.80%
Bonhams. Prints and Multiples on October 21st: 83.77%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Interiors,Day 1: Prints on October 21st: 46.73%
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. Books, Graphics modern and ancient Arts, Antiques on October 18th: 45.13%
Old World Auctions. Antique Maps, Globes, Charts, Atlases & Vintage Graphics - online bidstart 9/3 on September 17th: 77.65%
Bruun Rasmussen. Modern and Contemporary Prints on October 21st: 88.37%
Potomack Company. Fine Books and Prints on October 18th: 77.42%
Dorotheum . Automobilia on October 18th: 91.50%
Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH. Books, Prints, Photographs on October 18th: 47.85%
Vermot de Pas. Books on October 17th: 37.03%
RR Auction. Rare Manuscript, Document & Autograph - bidstart 9/26 on October 15th: 63.75%
Galerie Bassenge. Modern Literature on October 18th: 48.29%
Galerie Bassenge. Literature (17th - 19th Century) on October 17th: 53.45%
Galerie Bassenge. Autographs on October 16th: 54.74%
Galerie Bassenge. Incunabula / 16th Century / Theology / Architecture and Arts on October 16th: 50.26%
Galerie Bassenge. Rare Books, Varia on October 16th: 45.48%
Galerie Bassenge. History, Geography and Travel Books on October 15th: 48.48%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 10/12 on October 19th: 97.77%
Bonhams. Autumn Stafford Sale - Automobilia on October 19th: 100.00%
National Book Auctions. Signed, Cruikshank, Magazines, etc. on April 27th: 100.00%
National Book Auctions. Books, etc. on October 12th: 99.79%
Swann Galleries. Fine Photographs on October 17th: 66.77%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 1012 on October 19th: 99.61%
Heritage Auctions. Illustration Art on October 16th: 89.27%
Arader Galleries. Mid-Hudson auction of Audubon Bird Prints, and others on October 11th: 85.03%

For the week ahead 20 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Oct. 27th
Doyle New York. New York. Old Master, Modern and Contemporary Prints. 217 lots
PIASA. Paris. Protest! Art and Design. 293 lots
Dorotheum . Vienna. Books and Decorative Prints. 329 lots

Tue. Oct. 28th
Artcurial. Paris. Posters. 332 lots
Bonhams. New York. Photographs. 137 lots
Sothebys. London. Collections - Prints. 10 lots
Bonhams. New York. THE GEMINI COLLECTION OF MODERN PRINTS AND ILLUSTRATED BOOKS. 166 lots

Wed. Oct. 29th
Swann Galleries. New York. Old Master Through Modern Prints. 521 lots
Christies. Paris. COLLECTION WILLEM PEPPLER - Prints and Photographs. 194 lots
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. Modern Books. 283 lots
Kedem Auction. Jerusalem . Jewish and Israeli History and Culture, Israeli and International Art. 463 lots
One Of Kind Collictibles. Coral Gables. Rare Collectibles - Internet bidstart 10/19. 272 lots

Thu. Oct. 30th
Sothebys. New York. Prints. 437 lots
Morton Casa de Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Books and Ancient Documents. 368 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 10/23. 383 lots

Fri. Oct. 31st
Bonhams. London. London to Brighton Run - Automobilia. 55 lots

Sat. Nov. 1st
Aspire Auctions. Cleveland. Prints - Internet bidstart 10/17.

Sun. Nov. 2nd
Artcurial. Paris. Automobilia. 53 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 10/26.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 10/26.

The dollar volume this week was substantial:  $29,195,196.  So too the number of lots offered:  12,557.  The percentage of lots sold was down a bit at 63%.  It's too early to say if the weakness is a function of economic issues in Europe or the unsettled financial markets in the United States.  It could also reflect the upcoming US elections.  In any event the best material is enthusiastically selling when the estimates are inviting.

 

Bruce McKinney

AE

  • <center><b>TIMED ONLINE AUCTION<br>June 11 - 25, 2018</b></center>
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> ACCADEMIA ERCOLANENSE DI ARCHEOLOGIA. <i>Ornati delle Pareti</i>, Naples 1796. £2,000 to £3,000
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> AMERICAS. <i>Il Gazzettiere Americano…</i>, Livorno, 1763. £2,000 to £3,000
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> BARROW, John. <i>Travels in China…</i>, London, 1804. £600 to £800
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    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> BENOIST, Felix. <i>Album de L'Ile de Jersey</i>…, Paris & Nantes, 1870. £1,500 to £2,000
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> GAIL, Wilhelm. <i>Erinnerungen aus Spanien,</i> Munchen, [ca. 1837]. £1,800 to £2,200
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> HANCARVILLE, Pierre d'. <i>Recherches sur l'origine…,</i> London, Appleyard, 1785. £1,5000 to £2,000
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    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> HULLEY, T. <i>Six Views of Cheltenham.</i> London, R. Ackerman, 1813. £800 to £1,200
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> JEFFERSON, Thomas. <i>Notes on the state of Virginia</i>…, London, 1787. £12,000 to £18,000
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> LEWIS, John F. <i>Lewis's illustrations of Constantinople…,</i> London, McLean, 1837. £3,000 to £4,000
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    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> MARQUARD, Johann. <i>Tractatus politico-juridicus,</i> Frankfurt, 1662. £1,800 to £2,200
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> MAUND, Benjamin. <i>The botanic garden,</i> London, 1825-42. £1,500 to £2,000
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> Willughby, Francis; John Ray (ed.). <i>Ornithologiæ libri tres</i>. London, John Martyn, 1676. £1,500 to £2,000
  • <b>Sotheby’s Online, June 18 - 28:</b> Lewis, Meriwether, and William Clark. <i>History of the Expedition Under the Command of Captains Lewis and Clark, To the Sources of the Missouri…</i> 1814, first edition. $100,000 to $150,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, June 18 - 28:</b> Poe, Edgar Allan. <i>Tales.</i> New York: Wiley And Putnam, 1845. First edition, first printing, first issue. $70,000 to $100,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, June 18 - 28:</b> Dürer, Albrecht, and Johann Stabius. [Map of the World as a Sphere.] [Vienna,] 1781 (From Woodblocks Cut In 1515). $120,000 to $180,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, June 18 - 28:</b> Ferdinand, Franz — Lala Deen Dayal [Photographer]. VISIT OF H.I. & H.R. THE ARCHDUKE FRANZ FERDINAND OF AUSTRIA ESTE TO HYDERABAD (DECCAN), JANUARY 1893. $4,000 to $6,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, June 18 - 28:</b> Lincoln, Abraham. Manuscript Letter Signed ("Yours Truly A. Lincoln") as Sixteenth President to Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles Regarding William Johnson. $200,000 to $300,000