Auction Update Review

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Halfway Through November...

We have reached the mid-point of November, with slightly over a month remaining in the busiest auction season of the year. For the week ending November 15, 17 auctions were archived, 10 in U.S. dollars, 6 in euros, and 1 in British pounds. Sales totaled $6,284,966 with an unusually high sell through rate of 84%. Another 33 sales are scheduled for this coming week. 


2 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars:

Swann Galleries. Contemporary Art - Prints on November 12th: $1,739,886
Zisska and Lacher. Books on November 7th: $1,406,109

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

Bruun Rasmussen. Books on November 9th: 173.70%
Zisska and Lacher. Books on November 7th: 109.70%
James D Julia Auctioneers. Advertising on November 7th: 107.53%


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

National Book Auctions. Munter, Medical, Rochester, etc. on November 9th: 100.00%
Bruun Rasmussen. Books on November 9th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 11/2 on November 9th: 99.85%
Heritage Auctions. Legends of the West - Session 1 on November 8th: 95.21%
James D Julia Auctioneers. Advertising on November 7th: 94.85%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 11/2 on November 9th: 94.36%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 10/30 on November 6th: 82.05%
Bruun Rasmussen. Modern and Contemporary Prints on November 11th: 81.13%
Bruun Rasmussen. Old Master Prints on November 10th: 80.00%


17 total sales reported this week:

PBA Galleries. Fine Golf Books & Memorabilia - The Library of John Burns with Additions on November 13th: 79.06%
Swann Galleries. Contemporary Art - Prints on November 12th: 79.22%
Bonhams. Books, Maps, Manuscripts and Historical Photographs on November 12th: 79.31%
National Book Auctions. Munter, Medical, Rochester, etc. on November 9th: 100.00%
Bruun Rasmussen. Modern and Contemporary Prints on November 11th: 81.13%
Heritage Auctions. Legends of the West - Session 1 on November 8th: 95.21%
Heritage Auctions. Legends of the West - Session 2 on November 8th: 65.88%
Bonhams. Period Art and Design - Prints on November 10th: 61.40%
Bruun Rasmussen. Old Master Prints on November 10th: 80.00%
Bruun Rasmussen. Books on November 9th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 11/2 on November 9th: 94.36%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 10/30 on November 6th: 82.05%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 11/2 on November 9th: 99.85%
James D Julia Auctioneers. Advertising on November 7th: 94.85%
PIASA. Ancient and Modern Books on November 7th: 61.74%
PIASA. Photography: Metamorphosis on November 6th: 45.95%
Zisska and Lacher. Books on November 7th: 78.50%

For the week ahead 36 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Nov. 17th
Ketterer Kunst Doerling. Hamburg. Rare Books, Manuscripts, Autographs, Decorative Prints, Maritime and North German Art. 1002 lots
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. Comics. 394 lots
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. Books on Exploration and More - Internet bidstart 11/6. 130 lots
Northeast Auctions. Portsmouth. Fall Afternoon Auction - Prints. 72 lots

Tue. Nov. 18th
Burgersdijk and Niermans. Leiden. Antiquarian Books. 1118 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. 19th and 20th Century Literature. 286 lots
Hauswedell and Nolte. Hamburg. Rare Books and Autographs. 59 lots
Ader. PARIS. Letters and Autograph Manuscripts - Women. 400 lots
Christies. London - King Street. Highlights from the Erotic Library of Tony Fekete. 221 lots
Paige Auction. Portland. Prints, Ephemera. 83 lots
Poulin Antiques Auctions. Fairfield. Rare Books. 582 lots
Hauswedell and Nolte. Hamburg. Rare Books and Autographs. 906 lots

Wed. Nov. 19th
Old World Auctions. Glen Allen. Antique Maps, Globes, Charts, Atlases & Vintage Graphics - online bidstart 11/5.
Christies. London - King Street. Valuable Manuscripts and Printed Books. 87 lots
ALDE. Paris. Antiquarian Books and Nineteenth Century.
Ader. PARIS. Letters and Autograph Manuscripts - Women - Day 2. 396 lots

Thu. Nov. 20th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics. 2049 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Space and Aviation - Internet bidstart 11/13. 600 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Autographs. 310 lots
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Books - Day 1.
Sothebys. London. Music, Continental and Russian Books and Manuscripts. 209 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 11/13. 334 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Fall Americana and Paintings.
Robert Siegel Galleries. New York. Brandon Collection Part 2: General Issues and Postal History. 570 lots

Fri. Nov. 21st
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Texas State Historical Association Winter Benefit Auction. 27 lots
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. American History: Live Salesroom Auction. 301 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Photographs and Photobooks.
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Books - Day 2.
Romantic Agony Book and Print Auctions. Brussels. Books and Prints.

Sat. Nov. 22nd
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters. 1354 lots
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Louisiana Purchase Auction. 99 lots
Addison and Sarova. Macon. Rare and Fine Books. 133 lots
Artcurial. Paris. Comic Strips.
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Lee's Summit . The Loyd Davis Estate. 201 lots

Sun. Nov. 23rd
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 11/16.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 11/16.

 

Auctions will continue to be very active from now until a few days before Christmas.

Mike Stillman

AE

  • <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>
  • <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