Auction Update Review

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38 Auctions Archived, 32 upcoming

For the week ended Saturday 6 June 38 auctions were archived to the RBH database; 1 in Australian dollars, 19 in euros, 7 in British pounds, and 11 in US dollars.  Turnover was $23,293,813 as 20,302 lots were offered and 14,350 sold for a 71% success rate.  And this is summer?
 
6 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Heritage AuctionsComics on May 30th: $6,037,056 
SothebysMusic, Continental and Russian Books and Manuscripts on May 28th: $4,083,804 
Ketterer Kunst DoerlingRare Books on May 19th: $1,561,249 
ChristiesPosters on June 4th: $1,280,711 
Bubb KuyperBooks, Manuscripts and Graphic Arts on May 22nd: $1,278,181 
Galerie Bassenge15th -19th Century Prints on May 28th: $1,190,848 

The Arader Galleries Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys TCHAIKOVSKY, PYOTR AUTOGRAPH WORKING MANUSCRIPT OF THE ORCHESTRAL SUITE NO.2 OP.53 on May 28th Actual price: USD $503,370.
  2. Dorotheum Rituals/Pontifical, Sacramentary, Calendar and Computistical Notes For the Notre Dame Cathedral in Le Puy-en-Velay, on June 1st Actual price: USD $399,616.
  3. Sothebys MOZART, WOLFGANG AMADEUS FINE AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT OF MOZART’S TRANSCRIPTION OF THE “STABAT MATER” BY MARCHESE EUGENIO LIGNIVILLE, [K.ANH.238 (ANH. on May 28th Actual price: USD $255,510.
  4. Ader Paysages et Intérieurs. on May 28th Actual price: USD $210,130.
  5. Sothebys THE HOBBIT. on June 4th Actual price: USD $209,610. ARader Auction Galleries
  6. Sothebys BOOK OF HOURS. USE OF ROME on May 28th Actual price: USD $172,125.
  7. Heritage Auctions Alex Raymond Flash Gordon and Jungle Jim Sunday Comic Strip Original Art dated 5-21-39 (King Features Syndicate, 1939). on May 30th Actual price: USD $155,350.
  8. Sothebys MANN, THOMAS IMPORTANT SERIES OF C. 90 EARLY AUTOGRAPH LETTERS AND POSTCARDS, TO OTTO GRAUTOFF, ABOUT BUDDENBROOKS, INCLUDING ELEVEN UNPUBLISHED ITEMS, WITH POEMS AND TRANSCRIPTIONS on May 28th Actual price: USD $153,000.
  9. Heritage Auctions Winsor McCay Little Nemo in Slumberland Sunday Comic Strip Original Art dated 7-18-09 (New York Herald, 1909). on May 30th Actual price: USD $131,450.
  10. Sothebys THEOCRITUS AND DIOSCORIDES A VOLUME OWNED BY FLETCHER OF SALTOUN, on May 28th Actual price: USD $118,575.
  11. Hauswedell and Nolte Decretales cum glossa Bernardi Parmensis. on May 20th Actual price: USD $112,865.
  12. Sothebys WAGNER, RICHARD AUTOGRAPH SKETCH-LEAF CONTAINING DRAFTS AND IDEAS FOR “SIEGFRIED” AND “SIEGFRIEDS TOD”, THE FIRST VERSION OF “GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG”, on May 28th Actual price: USD $99,450.
  13. Sothebys BOULEZ, PIERRE AUTOGRAPH WORKING MANUSCRIPT OF 'CONDUITE' FROM LE VISAGE NUPTIAL, FOR VOICES AND LARGE ORCHESTRA with the title at the head of the first page ("I. on May 28th Actual price: USD $99,450.
  14. Christies MOULIN ROUGE- LA GOULUE on June 4th Actual price: USD $95,625.
  15. Sothebys AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT FOR A PICTORIAL NONSENSE ALPHABET, 26 SEPARATE LEAVES, EACH WITH PEN AND INK LETTER FOLLOWED BY DRAWING AND VERSE BENEATH, on June 4th Actual price: USD $91,800.
  16. Sothebys THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS. on June 4th Actual price: USD $91,800.
  17. Heritage Auctions Alex Raymond Flash Gordon Sunday Comic Strip Original Art dated 7-12-36 (King Features Syndicate, 1936). on May 30th Actual price: USD $89,625.
  18. Sothebys PLATO OMNIA PLATONIS OPERA. on May 28th Actual price: USD $86,063.
  19. Heritage Auctions Detective Comics #33 (DC, 1939) CGC VF 8.0 Cream to off-white pages. on May 30th Actual price: USD $83,650.
  20. Ketterer Kunst Doerling Reise in das Innere Nord-America in den Jahren 1832 bis 1834. on May 19th Actual price: USD $79,200.
  21. Heritage Auctions Captain America Comics #1 (Timely, 1941) CGC FN- 5.5 Cream to off-white pages. on May 30th Actual price: USD $77,675.
  22. Heritage Auctions Batman #1 (DC, 1940) CGC VG+ 4.5 Cream to off-white pages. on May 30th Actual price: USD $77,675.
  23. Sothebys BOULEZ, PIERRE AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT OF 'STRUCTURE 1A', THE OPENING MOVEMENT OF STRUCTURES, PREMIER LIVRE, FOR TWO PIANOS on May 28th Actual price: USD $76,500.
  24. Galerie Bassenge Die Cappella Paolina im Vatikan während der Zer... on May 28th Actual price: USD $74,592.
  25. Sothebys STRAVINSKY, IGOR FINE AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT OF BERCEUSES DU CHAT AND PRIBAOUTKI, [VOCAL SCORE], SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY THE COMPOSER TO PRINCESS EUGÈNE (VIOLETTE) MURAT on May 28th Actual price: USD $72,675.


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

Dorotheum Autographs on June 1st: 298.56% 
AderPrints on May 28th: 163.86% 
AderPrints on May 29th: 121.45% 
Potter and Potter AuctionsOld & Rare Conjuring Books on May 31st: 108.41% 
ALDELetters and Autograph Manuscripts on May 29th: 106.33% 


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

Heritage AuctionsDoodle for Hunger Illustration Art Auction Benefiting St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelter - online on June 1st: 100.00% 
Aspire AuctionsPrinted Art - Internet bidstart 5/22 on May 30th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 5/24 on May 31st: 100.00% 
National Book AuctionsBooks, Art and Ephemera - Genealogy, Ephemera, Kane, etc. on May 31st: 99.80% 
Heritage AuctionsComics on May 30th: 99.60% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 5/24 on May 31st: 97.95% 
Potter and Potter AuctionsOld & Rare Conjuring Books on May 31st: 95.65% 
Clars Auction GalleryFine Art and Antiques - Books, Prints - Day 2 on May 31st: 92.47% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 5/28 on June 4th: 89.07% 
Australian Book AuctionsTHE COLLECTION OF JOHN LANE MULLINS on June 1st: 84.42% 
Clars Auction GalleryPrints and Photographs on May 30th: 82.26% 
ChristiesPosters on June 4th: 80.00% 


38 total sales reported this week: 

Galerie BassengeModern Art Part I - Prints on May 30th: 77.22% 
Bubb KuyperBooks, Manuscripts and Graphic Arts on May 22nd: 68.28% 
Bloomsbury AuctionsPhoto Opportunities on June 4th: 61.90% 
Keys Fine Arts AuctioneersBooks and Ephemera - Day 2 on May 29th: 62.02% 
Keys Fine Arts AuctioneersBooks and Ephemera - Day 1 on May 28th: 71.65% 
Gonnelli Casa DAsteManuscripts, Incunabula and Books on May 28th: 54.55% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 5/28 on June 4th: 89.07% 
Potter and Potter AuctionsOld & Rare Conjuring Books on May 31st: 95.65% 
ChristiesPosters on June 4th: 80.00% 
SothebysLibrary on an English Bibliophile, Part IV on June 4th: 64.84% 
National Book AuctionsBooks, Art and Ephemera - Genealogy, Ephemera, Kane, etc. on May 31st: 99.80% 
BonhamsPrints and Multiples on June 3rd: 67.06% 
Dorotheum Autographs on June 1st: 66.56% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on June 2nd: 76.19% 
Clars Auction GalleryFine Art and Antiques - Books, Prints - Day 2 on May 31st: 92.47% 
Clars Auction GalleryPrints and Photographs on May 30th: 82.26% 
Audap and MirabaudWeapons, Hunting, Militaria, Historical Memories on May 19th: 27.27% 
Audap and MirabaudSport on May 30th: 41.30% 
Aspire AuctionsPrinted Art - Internet bidstart 5/22 on May 30th: 100.00% 
Binoche et GiquelloBooks on May 29th: 47.04% 
Neret Minet and TessierPaul Coze Archives - Wakanda on April 10th: 0.00% 
Neret Minet and TessierComic Strips on May 29th: 63.87% 
AderPrints on May 29th: 66.21% 
AderPrints on May 28th: 77.67% 
Australian Book AuctionsTHE COLLECTION OF JOHN LANE MULLINS on June 1st: 84.42% 
ALDELetters and Autograph Manuscripts on May 29th: 60.48% 
SkinnerAmericana and European Prints and Photography on May 29th: 68.81% 
Neret Minet and TessierBooks and Manuscripts on May 27th: 50.80% 
Hauswedell and NolteRare Books and Autographs on May 20th: 49.68% 
Hauff and AuvermannModern and contemporary art. Paintings, prints, sculptures. on May 23rd: 39.62% 
Heritage AuctionsDoodle for Hunger Illustration Art Auction Benefiting St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelter - online on June 1st: 100.00% 
Galerie Bassenge15th -19th Century Prints on May 28th: 58.33% 
Hauff and AuvermannBooks, autographs, avant-garde and posters on May 22nd: 49.64% 
Ketterer Kunst DoerlingRare Books on May 19th: 72.63% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 5/24 on May 31st: 97.95% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 5/24 on May 31st: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsComics on May 30th: 99.60% 

SothebysMusic, Continental and Russian Books and Manuscripts on May 28th: 64.76% 

 

For the week ahead 32 sales are scheduled: 

Mon. Jun. 8th
Audap and Mirabaud. PARIS. From Empire to Literary Salons. 34 lots
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. Tintinomania. 508 lots
Skinner. Bolton. Gentleman's Auction - Online Bidstart 5/28. 20 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 84 lots

Tue. Jun. 9th
Christies. London -South Kensington. Posters. 286 lots
Pandolfini. Florence . Important Collection of Modern and Contemporary Prints. 108 lots
Aguttes. Neuilly-sur-Seine . Books, Old Paper. 133 lots
Adams Amsterdam Auctions. Amsterdam. Max Reneman - The Magical Provo, initiator of the 'Insect Sect' and the 'Expertology Lab'. 44 lots
Hauswedell and Nolte. Hamburg. Old Master Prints. 91 lots
Hauswedell and Nolte. Hamburg. Contemporary Art - Prints. 166 lots
Hauswedell and Nolte. Hamburg. Modern Art/Contemporary Art - Prints. 39 lots

Wed. Jun. 10th
Swann Galleries. New York. Art, Press & Illustrated Books. 376 lots
ALDE. Paris. Books of an Amateur Collector. 142 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. PRINTED BOOKS, MAPS & EPHEMERA, NATURAL HISTORY & FISHING BOOKS, SPORTING ART, TAXIDERMY & FOSSILS. 720 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints and Photographs. 100 lots
Christies. London -South Kensington. Modern Literature: The Personal Collection of Anthony Hobson. 250 lots
Hauswedell and Nolte. Hamburg. Modern Art - Prints. 203 lots

Thu. Jun. 11th
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Bibliophile. 427 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 6/4. 237 lots
Profiles in History. Calabasas Hills. Historical Auction. 199 lots
Waverly Auctions. Falls Church. Books. 361 lots
Sothebys. Hong Kong. Boundless: Contemporary Art. 31 lots

Fri. Jun. 12th
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. American History. 413 lots
Christies. New York. Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts - Including Americana. 213 lots
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. Books. 331 lots

Sat. Jun. 13th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Civil War and Militaria. 534 lots
Rachel Davis Fine Arts. Cleveland. Works on Paper and Books. 543 lots
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . Estate Auction - Prints, books, documents. 34 lots
Arader Galleries. New York City. Audubons, Maps, and Natural History. 311 lots
Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH. Berlin-Schoneberg. Old and Modern Art, Modern Photography, Antiques. 349 lots

Sun. Jun. 14th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 6/7.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 6/7.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

 
  • <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: Fine Books and Manuscripts. 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. $80,000 to $120,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> Violin belonging to Albert Einstein, presented to him by Oscar H. Steger, 1933. $100,000 to $150,000
    <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. $100,000 to $150,000
    <b>Bonhams: Fine Books and Manuscripts. 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. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> NEWTON, ISAAC. Autograph Manuscript in Latin, being detailed instructions on making the philosopher's stone. 8 pp. 1790s. $200,000 to 300,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> 1869 Inauguration Bible of President Ulysses S. Grant. $80,000 to $120,000
  • <b>Leland Little: Important Spring Auction. March 3, 2018</b>
    <b>Leland Little, Mar. 3:</b> Copper Printing Plate for "Marshall's Household Engraving of Washington." $500 to $1000
    <b>Leland Little, Mar. 3:</b> Important Documentary Painting Showing Baseball Great Ty Cobb in Cuba. $1,000 to $2,000
    <b>Leland Little, Mar. 3:</b> <i>Alcoholics Anonymous Comes of Age</i>, Inscribed by Bill Wilson. $500 to $1,000
    <b>Leland Little: Important Spring Auction. March 3, 2018</b>
    <b>Leland Little, Mar. 3:</b> Joan Miró (Spanish, 1893-1983), <i>Prise à l'hameçon.</i> $3,000 to $6,000
    <b>Leland Little, Mar. 3:</b> Maurice Dufrène (French, 1876-1955), <i>Rayon des Soieries</i>. $400 to $800
    <b>Leland Little, Mar. 3:</b> William Pope.L (American, b. 1955), <i>Intimacy Project</i>. $2,000 to $4,000
  • <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> Collection of 131 Herbert Ponting gelatin silver contact prints of Antartica, £6000-8000
    <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> One of several lots of Henri Cartier-Bresson gelatin silver prints, £200-300
    <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> Vintage gelatin silver print of Diego Rivera by Leonard McCombe, £300-500
    <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> Albumen print portrait by Julia Margaret Cameron of Sir John Herschel (April, 1867), £30,000-50,000
    <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> Albumen print by Julia Margaret Cameron, Love, 1864 (from the Norman album), £1000-1500
    <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> Albumen print by Lewis Carroll of Twyford School Eleven (Summer Term, 1859), £1000-1500
    <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> Albumen print portrait by Lewis Carroll of Xie Kitchin as 'Dane' (Oxford, 1873), £500-800
    <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> Calotype print (c1845) by Hill & Adamson of Lady Elizabeth (Rigby) Eastlake, £3000-4000
    <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> Group of 12 waxed paper negatives of Scottish scenes by Thomas Keith, mid-1850s, £3000-5000
    <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> One of 15 lots of Roger Fenton salt prints of his work in the Crimea, mid-1850s, £400-600
    <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> Quarter plate ambrotype (c.1860s) with ethnographic portrait of a woman seated at a table, £400-600
    <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> Rare whole plate thermoplastic union case of the Landing of Columbus (c.1858),part of the John Hannavy collection, £1500-2000
  • <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>