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 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