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

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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.