Auction Update Review

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21 Auctions Archived, 31 Upcoming

For the week ended Saturday April 11th,  21 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Database; 14 denominated in US dollars, 2 in British pounds, 3 in euros, and 2 in Swiss francs.  Turnover was $10,438,692.80 as 5,958 lots were offered and 4,868 sold for a 82% success rate.  It was another strong week.

3 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars:

Christies. 20/21 PHOTOGRAPHS on March 31st: $4,194,250
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books on April 9th: $1,457,285
Christies. DON MCLEAN'S 'AMERICAN PIE': THE ORIGINAL LYRICS on April 7th: $1,205,000

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

Pierre Berge and Associes. COLLECTION OF TWO LOVERS OF XIX th CENTURY The Gaston and Albert Tissandier brothers aeronauts and A on April 1st: 127.18%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Printed Books, Maps & Documents; Travel, Atlases & Natural History on April 8th: 108.86%

The Arader Galleries Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Christies THE COMPLETE WORKING MANUSCRIPT FOR THE SONG “AMERICAN PIE”, WITH NUMEROUS REVISIONS AND UNPUBLISHED DELETED SECTIONS. on April 7th Actual price: USD 1205000.0.
  2. Christies From the Back-Window, - '291', 1915 on March 31st Actual price: USD 473000.0.
  3. Christies Georgia O'Keeffe, 1918 on March 31st Actual price: USD 413000.0.
  4. Christies Dovima with Elephants, Evening dress by Dior, Cirque d'Hiver, Paris, 1955 on March 31st Actual price: USD 341000.0. ARader
  5. Christies A Family and Their Car in a Nudist Camp in Pennsylvania, 1965 on March 31st Actual price: USD 245000.0.
  6. Christies Bar - Gallup, New Mexico, 1955 on March 31st Actual price: USD 245000.0.
  7. Christies Teenage Couple on Hudson Street, N.Y.C., 1963 on March 31st Actual price: USD 209000.0.
  8. Christies Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, 1967 on March 31st Actual price: USD 161000.0.
  9. Christies Dunes, Oceano, 1936 on March 31st Actual price: USD 118750.0.
  10. Koller Auctions Sammlung von 9 eigenhAndigen Briefen mit Unterschrift an Gabriel de La Rochefoucauld (1875-1942) sowie zwei weiteren eigenh. Briefen wohl an dessen Gemahlin Odile de Richelieu. on March 28th Actual price: USD 89856.0.
  11. Christies Untitled, 1971 on March 31st Actual price: USD 87500.0.
  12. Christies The White Fence, Port Kent, New York, 1916 on March 31st Actual price: USD 87500.0.
  13. Christies Callot Swallow-tail Dress, 1974 on March 31st Actual price: USD 81250.0.
  14. Christies Untitled, 1970 on March 31st Actual price: USD 77500.0.
  15. Christies Untitled, Rome, c. 1977-1978 on March 31st Actual price: USD 75000.0.
  16. Christies Portfolio III: Yosemite Valley San Francisco: Sierra Club, 1960. 16 on March 31st Actual price: USD 68750.0.
  17. Christies Marella Agnelli, New York, December 1953 on March 31st Actual price: USD 62500.0.
  18. Christies Moon and Half Dome, Yosemite National Park, 1960 on March 31st Actual price: USD 60000.0.
  19. Koller Auctions The Birds of Great Britain. on March 28th Actual price: USD 57408.0.
  20. Christies Motorama - Los Angeles, 1956 on March 31st Actual price: USD 56250.0.
  21. Christies Equivalent, 1927 on March 31st Actual price: USD 56250.0.
  22. Christies Tayiana, son of Ollenana, February 3rd, 1990 on March 31st Actual price: USD 50000.0.
  23. Christies Watercolor Palette, New York, n.d. archival pigment print, flush-mounted, printed April 2005 on March 31st Actual price: USD 50000.0.
  24. Koller Auctions The Orchidaceae of Mexico and Guatemala. on March 28th Actual price: USD 48672.0.
  25. Christies Calla Lilies, 1930 on March 31st Actual price: USD 47500.0.




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

Heritage Auctions. Doodle for Hunger Illustration Art Auction Benefiting St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelter - online on April 6th: 100.00%
Christies. DON MCLEAN'S 'AMERICAN PIE': THE ORIGINAL LYRICS on April 7th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 3/29 on April 5th: 99.72%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 3/29 on April 5th: 95.64%
Rachel Davis Fine Arts. Fine Art - Prints on March 21st: 93.21%
Heritage Auctions. Historical Manuscripts on April 9th: 91.19%
Swann Galleries. Early Printed, Medical, Scientific and Travel Books on April 9th: 89.09%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 3/6 on April 2nd: 85.91%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Printed Books, Maps & Documents; Travel, Atlases & Natural History on April 8th: 82.81%
Eldreds. Spring Americana on April 4th: 81.82%


21 total sales reported this week:

Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Naples Online on April 9th: 55.56%
Bloomsbury Auctions. The Library of a Gentleman on April 9th: 78.89%
Swann Galleries. Early Printed, Medical, Scientific and Travel Books on April 9th: 89.09%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books on April 9th: 76.83%
Heritage Auctions. Historical Manuscripts on April 9th: 91.19%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 4/2 on April 9th: 75.00%
Rachel Davis Fine Arts. Fine Art - Prints on March 21st: 93.21%
Koller Auctions. Books and Autographs, Photography on March 28th: 60.63%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Printed Books, Maps & Documents; Travel, Atlases & Natural History on April 8th: 82.81%
Heritage Auctions. Doodle for Hunger Illustration Art Auction Benefiting St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelter - online on April 6th: 100.00%
Koller Auctions. Photographs and Photobooks on March 28th: 45.76%
Pierre Berge and Associes. COLLECTION OF TWO LOVERS OF XIX th CENTURY The Gaston and Albert Tissandier brothers aeronauts and A on April 1st: 77.58%
Christies. DON MCLEAN'S 'AMERICAN PIE': THE ORIGINAL LYRICS on April 7th: 100.00%
Bruun Rasmussen. Modern and Contemporary Prints on April 7th: 75.00%
Bruun Rasmussen. Old Master Prints on April 6th: 66.67%
Potomack Company. Books, Prints, Manuscripts on April 4th: 69.39%
Christies. 20/21 PHOTOGRAPHS on March 31st: 57.24%
Eldreds. Spring Americana on April 4th: 81.82%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 3/6 on April 2nd: 85.91%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 3/29 on April 5th: 95.64%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 3/29 on April 5th: 99.72%

For the week ahead 31 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Apr. 13th
Bonhams. New York. FINE BOOKS AND MANUSCRIPTS INCLUDING THE HIDDEN WARTIME MANUSCRIPT OF ALAN TURING. 243 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Old Master Prints. 5 lots

Tue. Apr. 14th
Swann Galleries. New York. Printed and Manuscript Americana. 359 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 64 lots

Wed. Apr. 15th
Doyle New York. New York. Rare Books, Maps and Autographs. 581 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Geography. 366 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autographs and Artifacts - bidstart 3/22. 970 lots

Thu. Apr. 16th
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Transport Sale. 3 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Bibliophile. 571 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Literature with Science Fiction and Detective Fiction. 653 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 4/9. 372 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Valuable Books. 342 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Rare Prints. 222 lots

Fri. Apr. 17th
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Islamic, Indian & Oriental Art, Photography 1850-2000. 298 lots
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Spring Estates Auction Day 1. 9 lots
ALDE. Paris. LIBRARY OF AMADEO DELAUNET Y ESNAOLA I. 341 lots
Beaussant Lefevre. Paris. Works of Art - Prints. 7 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Western Prospects: Discovering Americana & Numismatics (session 3). 505 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Literature of the 17th - 19th Century. 611 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Autographs. 313 lots

Sat. Apr. 18th
Aspire Auctions. Cleveland. Printed Art - Internet bidstart 4/3.
Heritage Auctions. Beverly Hills. Entertainment and Music Auction. 592 lots
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. April 18th Auction - Prints, Ephemera. 24 lots
ALDE. Paris. LIBRARY OF AMADEO DELAUNET Y ESNAOLA II. 185 lots
Arader Galleries. New York City. Age of European and American Exploration. 248 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Western Prospects: Discovering Americana & Numismatics (session 4). 735 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Modern Literature. 938 lots
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Spring Estates Auction Day 2. 31 lots

Sun. Apr. 19th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 4/12.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 4/12.
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Spring Estates Auction Day 3. 53 lots

 

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