Auction Update Review

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21 Sales Archived, 23 Sales Scheduled

 

For the week ended Saturday 7 February 21 sales were archived to Rare Book Transaction History; 10 in euros, 3 in British pounds, and 8 in US dollars.  Reported sales were $4,436,523 as 4,075 lots were offered and 3,150 sold for a 77.3% success rate. 

1 auction saw total proceeds reach a million dollars:

Keno Auctions. Seth Kaller, Inc Historic Documents and Legacy Collections: on January 31st: $3,456,500

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

Artcurial. Hotel de Paris - Books and Prints, Day 1 on January 25th: 764.40%
Artcurial. Hotel de Paris - Books and Prints, Day 6 on January 27th: 346.05%
Artcurial. Hotel de Paris - Books and Prints, Day 3 on January 26th: 227.34%
Artcurial. Hotel de Paris - Books and Prints, Day 5 on January 27th: 214.65%
Artcurial. Hotel de Paris - Books and Prints, Day 2 on January 25th: 201.19%
Bruun Rasmussen. Books and Manuscripts on February 3rd: 118.58%
Keno Auctions. Seth Kaller, Inc Historic Documents and Legacy Collections: on January 31st: 117.97%


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

Artcurial. Hotel de Paris - Books and Prints, Day 3 on January 26th: 100.00%
Artcurial. Hotel de Paris - Books and Prints, Day 1 on January 25th: 100.00%
Artcurial. Hotel de Paris - Books and Prints, Day 2 on January 25th: 100.00%
Artcurial. Hotel de Paris - Books and Prints, Day 5 on January 27th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 1/25 on February 1st: 99.47%
Artcurial. Hotel de Paris - Books and Prints, Day 6 on January 27th: 97.14%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 1/25 on February 1st: 97.08%
Keno Auctions. Seth Kaller, Inc Historic Documents and Legacy Collections: on January 31st: 92.31%
Bruun Rasmussen. Books and Manuscripts on February 3rd: 91.56%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 1/29 on February 5th: 90.49%
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Books, Prints on December 2nd: 83.33%


21 total sales reported this week:

Neal Auction Company. Important Winter Estates Auction - Day 1 on January 31st: 61.88%
Neal Auction Company. Winter Estate Sale - Day 2 on February 1st: 60.98%
Kedem Auction. Judaica and Isealiana on February 4th: 64.29%
Neret Minet and Tessier. Marine - Books, Maps, Globes on February 2nd: 57.65%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 1/29 on February 5th: 90.49%
Bruun Rasmussen. Books and Manuscripts on February 3rd: 91.56%
Bruun Rasmussen. Modern and Contemporary Prints on February 3rd: 68.42%
Bruun Rasmussen. Old Master Prints on February 2nd: 66.67%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Ephemera on January 30th: 68.87%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Books and Ephemera on January 29th: 70.32%
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 1/22 on January 29th: 39.77%
Aguttes. Books on December 16th: 53.62%
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Books, Prints on December 2nd: 83.33%
Artcurial. Hotel de Paris - Books and Prints, Day 6 on January 27th: 97.14%
Artcurial. Hotel de Paris - Books and Prints, Day 5 on January 27th: 100.00%
Artcurial. Hotel de Paris - Books and Prints, Day 3 on January 26th: 100.00%
Artcurial. Hotel de Paris - Books and Prints, Day 2 on January 25th: 100.00%
Artcurial. Hotel de Paris - Books and Prints, Day 1 on January 25th: 100.00%
Keno Auctions. Seth Kaller, Inc Historic Documents and Legacy Collections: on January 31st: 92.31%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 1/25 on February 1st: 97.08%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 1/25 on February 1st: 99.47%


For the week ahead 23 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Feb. 9th
Bonhams. San Francisco. Important Western Americana. 151 lots
Winter Associates. Plainville, CT . February Auction - Prints. 25 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Old Master Prints. 5 lots

Tue. Feb. 10th
Doyle New York. New York. Doyle at Home: Decorative Prints. 13 lots
Alexander Historical Auctions. Chesapeake City. Winter Auction. 1246 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 76 lots

Wed. Feb. 11th
Pierre Berge and Associes. Paris. REGINE DEFORGES Autographs, Manuscripts, books from the seventeenth to the twentieth century. 265 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Autographs and Artifacts - Internet bidstart 1/23. 834 lots
Sothebys. Paris. Collections of the Dukes of Mortemart Castle's Eve. 27 lots
Ader. PARIS. Antique Arms and Historical Memories - prints, manuscripts. 27 lots

Thu. Feb. 12th
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Bibliophile. 507 lots
Christies. New York. Prints and Multiples. 177 lots
Copley Fine Art Auctions. Boston. The Winter Sale. 98 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 2/5. 419 lots
Heritage Auctions. Beverly Hills. Art of Laika Studios. 277 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Vintage Posters. 440 lots
The Written Word Autographs. Tamworth, NH . Autographs.

Fri. Feb. 13th
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. 75172 Pforzheim. Books, Graphics modern and ancient Arts, Antiques. 7044 lots
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. Ancient and Modern Books. 215 lots
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. In the Arms of .... 102 lots

Sat. Feb. 14th
Hauff and Auvermann. Berlin-Wilmersdorf. Books, Prints, Photographs. 312 lots

Sun. Feb. 15th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 2/8.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 2/8.

For those who visited the ABAA and ILAB fair in Oakland this past weekend it was a very nice affair.  The weather was difficult but inside the fair there were familiar faces behind the counters and in the aisles.  Hopefully for the exhibitors the show worked out.

 

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <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.