Auction Update Review

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The first week of what will be a busy year

For the week ending Saturday January 10th 15 auctions were archived to the AED; 6 denominated in euros, 2 in British pounds and 7 in US dollars.  Turnover was $3,038,679 as 5,106 lots were offered and 3,991 sold for a 78% success rate.  Considering this is a quiet time it was a busy reporting week.

1 auction saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars:

Bolaffi Ambassador Auctions. Rare Books and Autographs on December 17th: $1,460,497

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

Tooveys. Prints on December 31st: 117.87%
Bolaffi Ambassador Auctions. Posters - Internet bidstart 11/12 on November 26th: 108.68%


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

National Book Auctions. Whistler, Maps, Sets, Fancy, etc. on January 4th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 12/28 on January 4th: 99.67%
Tooveys. Prints on December 31st: 97.22%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 12/28 on January 4th: 94.01%
Bruun Rasmussen. Old Master Prints on January 5th: 88.89%
Rachel Davis Fine Arts. Works on Paper and Books on December 13th: 87.57%
Bruun Rasmussen. Modern and Contemporary Prints on January 6th: 83.93%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 1/1 on January 8th: 81.29%


15 total sales reported this week:

Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 1/1 on January 8th: 81.29%
Gonnelli Casa DAste. Manuscripts, Books, Autographs, Prints and Drawings on December 13th: 54.88%
Rachel Davis Fine Arts. Works on Paper and Books on December 13th: 87.57%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Interiors: Day 1 - Prints on January 7th: 27.27%
Bolaffi Ambassador Auctions. Posters - Internet bidstart 11/12 on November 26th: 56.97%
Bolaffi Ambassador Auctions. Rare Books and Autographs on December 17th: 75.09%
Pandolfini. Old Prints, Old and Modern Books on December 15th: 36.80%
National Book Auctions. Whistler, Maps, Sets, Fancy, etc. on January 4th: 100.00%
Michaans Auctions. January Estate Auction on January 4th: 65.63%
Bruun Rasmussen. Modern and Contemporary Prints on January 6th: 83.93%
Bruun Rasmussen. Old Master Prints on January 5th: 88.89%
John McInnis Auctioneers. Lifelong Collection of Robert "Bob" Rogers - Photographs, Ephemera on January 2nd: 72.46%
Tooveys. Prints on December 31st: 97.22%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 12/28 on January 4th: 94.01%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 12/28 on January 4th: 99.67%

For the week ahead 16 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jan. 12th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Old Master Prints. 8 lots
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Lee's Summit . The Estate of Artist David Goodrich. 18 lots

Tue. Jan. 13th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Modern Prints. 30 lots

Wed. Jan. 14th
Doyle New York. New York. Doyle at Home: Decorative Prints. 23 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Rare Manuscript, Document & Autograph - bidstart 12/19. 818 lots

Thu. Jan. 15th
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Bibliophile. 439 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 1/8. 300 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Literature with Books in All Fields. 510 lots
Bonhams. San Francisco. The Scottsdale Auction - Automobilia. 43 lots

Fri. Jan. 16th
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. Prints. 36 lots

Sat. Jan. 17th
Nosbüsch & Stucke. Berlin. Books. 561 lots
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints and Photographs. 156 lots

Sun. Jan. 18th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 1/11.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 1/11.
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. Napoleonic Collection of the Prince's Palace in Monaco - Prints and Manuscripts. 51 lots
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints, Books, Maps. 56 lots

It's a given that 2015 will be a busy year so rest up.

 

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