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40 Auctions Archived, 28 Sales upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday June 13th, 40 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub database; 19 in euros, 4 in British pounds, 1 in Hong Kong dollars, and 16 in US dollars.  Total sales were $16,321,951 as 9,308 lots were offered and 6,795 sold for a 73% success rate.

4 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

ChristiesFine Printed Books and Manuscripts - Including Americana on June 12th: $3,501,003 
Profiles in HistoryHistorical Auction on June 11th: $1,915,885 
SothebysBoundless: Contemporary Art on June 11th: $1,439,425 
ChristiesPosters on June 9th: $1,133,476 

The Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.

  1. Christies De re aedificatoria. on June 12th Actual price: USD $437,000.
  2. Sothebys DOG on June 11th Actual price: USD $416,000.
  3. Christies De architectura. on June 12th Actual price: USD $389,000.
  4. Sothebys SOFU TESHIGAHARA (TWO WORKS) on June 11th Actual price: USD $369,200.
  5. Christies De humani corporis fabrica libri septem. on June 12th Actual price: USD $269,000.
  6. Christies The Raven and Other Poems. on June 12th Actual price: USD $221,000.
  7. Profiles in History Historic engrossed copy of the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution signed by 125 members of Congress on June 11th Actual price: USD $180,000.
  8. Minerva Auctions Roma Lettera autografa on June 4th Actual price: USD $153,216.
  9. Christies MAGNA CARTA AND STATUTES OF THE REALM, in Latin and Anglo-Norman French, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM, on June 12th Actual price: USD $137,000.
  10. Profiles in History Historic autograph letter signed (“W.T. Sherman Maj. Gnl.”) on June 11th Actual price: USD $96,000.
  11. Christies [MEDICI FAMILY] – A collection of the correspondence of Ottavio Falconieri (1636-1675), humanist scholar and cleric, comprising c.420 letters received chiefly from members of the Medici family, c.1658-1675 on June 9th Actual price: USD $91,063.
  12. Christies Historiae Romanae decades. on June 12th Actual price: USD $87,500.
  13. Profiles in History Historic manuscript document signed of Lee’s historic General Order No. on June 11th Actual price: USD $87,000.
  14. Artcurial FEMME AU FAUTEUIL N°1 on June 3rd Actual price: USD $83,955.
  15. Christies Manuscript document signed, 24 February 1868. on June 12th Actual price: USD $81,250.
  16. Christies Le Antichita  Romane. on June 12th Actual price: USD $81,250.
  17. Christies The Federalist: A Collection of Essays, Written in Favour of the New Constitution, as Agreed Upon by the Federal Convention, September 17, 1787. on June 12th Actual price: USD $75,000.
  18. Christies A Hyakumanto pagoda with associated printed dharani. on June 12th Actual price: USD $75,000.
  19. Sothebys REVERSAL GREY MARILYN (FROM PICTURES OF DIAMOND DUST) on June 11th Actual price: USD $74,750.
  20. Rossini Partie de Coran on June 5th Actual price: USD $71,190.
  21. Christies The Discoverie of Witchcraft, wherin the lewde dealings of witches and witchmongers is notablie detected, the knauerie of conjurors, the impietie of inchantors. on June 12th Actual price: USD $68,750.
  22. Hauswedell and Nolte  Zwei Menschen - Die Einsamen on June 9th Actual price: USD $66,662.
  23. Sothebys ASTRÉE on June 11th Actual price: USD $65,000.
  24. Christies CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION. A collection of 72 letters and documents, on June 12th Actual price: USD $62,500.
  25. Christies Autograph letter signed to Wilhelm Wien (1864-1928), Berlin, 15 June 1914. on June 12th Actual price: USD $62,500.


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


RossiniPrints, Globes on June 5th: 478.16% 
Audap and MirabaudFrom Empire to Literary Salons on June 8th: 268.66% 
ChristiesModern Literature: The Personal Collection of Anthony Hobson on June 10th: 172.03% 
Galerie BassengeSpecial Sale Keiko Minami on June 3rd: 166.91% 
ChristiesPosters on June 9th: 129.03% 
Audap and MirabaudPrints on June 2nd: 120.57% 
ArtcurialPrints and Illustrated Books on June 3rd: 111.26% 
ALDEBooks of an Amateur Collector on June 10th: 109.14% 
Galerie BassengeModern Art Part II - Prints on May 30th: 107.69% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints and Photographs on June 10th: 105.56% 
SothebysBoundless: Contemporary Art on June 11th: 105.06% 

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

Galerie Bassenge. Special Sale Keiko Minami on June 3rd: 100.00%
Alaska Auction. Prints on June 3rd: 100.00%
Rossini. Prints, Globes on June 5th: 100.00%
Audap and Mirabaud. From Empire to Literary Salons on June 8th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 5/31 on June 7th: 99.15%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 5/31 on June 7th: 98.16%
Alaska Auction. Prints, Books on April 25th: 96.97%
Christies. Modern Literature: The Personal Collection of Anthony Hobson on June 10th: 90.40%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Spot On! Modern and Contemporary Art - Photos and Prints on June 6th: 89.86%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 6/4 on June 11th: 88.19%
Beaussant Lefevre. Old and Modern Books, Autographs and Photographs on June 3rd: 85.84%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. PRINTED BOOKS, MAPS & EPHEMERA, NATURAL HISTORY & FISHING BOOKS, SPORTING ART, TAXIDERMY & FOSSILS on June 11th: 85.83%
Christies. Posters on June 9th: 84.97%
ALDE. Books of an Amateur Collector on June 10th: 84.15%
Sothebys. Boundless: Contemporary Art on June 11th: 83.87%
Swann Galleries. Art, Press & Illustrated Books on June 10th: 82.98%
Galerie Bassenge. Modern Art Part II - Prints on May 30th: 82.89%
Artcurial. Prints and Illustrated Books on June 3rd: 82.44%
Skinner. Fine Books and Manuscripts - online bidstart 5/27 on June 7th: 81.82%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Bibliophile on June 11th: 80.80%


40 total sales reported this week:

ALDE. Books of an Amateur Collector on June 10th: 84.15%
Hauswedell and Nolte. Modern Art - Prints on June 10th: 18.72%
Hauswedell and Nolte. Contemporary Art - Prints on June 9th: 41.57%
Hauswedell and Nolte. Modern Art/Contemporary Art - Prints on June 9th: 53.85%
Neret Minet and Tessier. Tintinomania on June 8th: 75.59%
Aguttes. Books, Old Paper on June 9th: 54.14%
Cowans Auctions. American History on June 12th: 71.43%
Christies. Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts - Including Americana on June 12th: 76.06%
Profiles in History. Historical Auction on June 11th: 64.00%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Bibliophile on June 11th: 80.80%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. PRINTED BOOKS, MAPS & EPHEMERA, NATURAL HISTORY & FISHING BOOKS, SPORTING ART, TAXIDERMY & FOSSILS on June 11th: 85.83%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 6/4 on June 11th: 88.19%
Sothebys. Boundless: Contemporary Art on June 11th: 83.87%
Swann Galleries. Art, Press & Illustrated Books on June 10th: 82.98%
Audap and Mirabaud. From Empire to Literary Salons on June 8th: 100.00%
Skinner. Gentleman's Auction - Online Bidstart 5/28 on June 8th: 55.00%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints and Photographs on June 10th: 70.00%
Christies. Posters on June 9th: 84.97%
Christies. Modern Literature: The Personal Collection of Anthony Hobson on June 10th: 90.40%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on June 9th: 76.19%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Spot On! Modern and Contemporary Art - Photos and Prints on June 6th: 89.86%
Auctionata. American and European Art on May 27th: 30.95%
Auctionata. Post War and Contemporary Art - Prints on June 6th: 47.15%
Rossini. Prints, Globes on June 5th: 100.00%
Rago Arts and Auctions. Modern Design - Prints on June 7th: 63.64%
Beaussant Lefevre. Old and Modern Books, Autographs and Photographs on June 3rd: 85.84%
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Books - Internet Bidstart 5/28 on June 4th: 50.14%
Galerie Bassenge. Special Sale Keiko Minami on June 3rd: 100.00%
Galerie Bassenge. Modern Art Part II - Prints on May 30th: 82.89%
Galerie Bassenge. Photograph Sale on June 3rd: 55.40%
Skinner. Fine Books and Manuscripts - online bidstart 5/27 on June 7th: 81.82%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 5/31 on June 7th: 98.16%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 5/31 on June 7th: 99.15%
Minerva Auctions Roma. Books, Autographs and Prints on June 4th: 36.81%
Minerva Auctions Roma. Photographs on June 3rd: 29.85%
Alaska Auction. Prints, Books on April 25th: 96.97%
Alaska Auction. Prints on June 3rd: 100.00%
PIASA. Photographs and Prints on June 3rd: 11.11%
Artcurial. Prints and Illustrated Books on June 3rd: 82.44%
Audap and Mirabaud. Prints on June 2nd: 78.57%


For the week ahead 28 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jun. 15th
Dorotheum . Vienna. Books and Prints. 335 lots
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. Asian Arts - Prints. 32 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 66 lots

Tue. Jun. 16th
Christies. London - King Street. Important Books and Manuscripts from the Library of Jenna A. Bonna. 165 lots
Henri Godts Books and Prints Auctions. Bruxelles . Books. 455 lots
Bonhams. New York. Voices of the 20th Century. 158 lots
Jacksons Auction. Cedar Falls, Iowa . World Treasures: Important Russian, European, Asian & American Works - Important Americana. 40 lots

Wed. Jun. 17th
Swann Galleries. New York. 19th and 20th Century Literature. 282 lots
Tooveys. West Sussex. Prints. 14 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Interiors: Prints. 11 lots
Bonhams. London. British Master Prints. 102 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. The NASA Collection of Leon Ford. 997 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. William E. Fredeman Pre-Raphaelite Collection Weekly Internet Rare Books and Autographs. 376 lots

Thu. Jun. 18th
Ader. PARIS. Letters, Manuscripts and Autographs. 296 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Books and Works on Paper. 232 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 6/11. 283 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Travel and Exploration - Cartography. 338 lots

Fri. Jun. 19th
Sothebys. New York. Books and Manuscripts. 150 lots
James D Julia Auctioneers. Fairfield. Advertising, Toy and Doll Auction. 36 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Rare Prints and Portfolios from the Brusberg Gallery. 56 lots
Romantic Agony Book and Print Auctions. Brussels. DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY - Day 1. 266 lots

Sat. Jun. 20th
Vermot de Pas. Paris. Comic Strips. 709 lots
Bonhams. Oxford . Summer Classic Sale - Automobilia. 94 lots
Ferraton. Bruxelles. Books and Prints. 643 lots
Romantic Agony Book and Print Auctions. Brussels. DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY - Day 2. 497 lots

Sun. Jun. 21st
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 6/14.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 6/14.
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books, Art and Ephemera - Craighead, Modern Firsts, Frontier.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>19th Century Shop’s Catalog 170 Great Books and Photos. Please inquire for a copy.</b>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Exodus 10:10 to 16:15. Complete Biblical scroll sheet in Hebrew, a Torah scroll panel. Middle East, ca. 10th or 11th century.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Copernicus Refuted. (Astronomy.). Scientific manuscript of a course of studies at Collège de la Trinité, Lyon. 1660s.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Israel’s War of Independence and the Early Days of the IDF. 58 photographs presented to Israel Ber, IDF officer and later convicted spy.
    <b>19th Century Shop’s Catalog 170 Great Books and Photos. Please inquire for a copy.</b>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Early Unpublished Darwin letter on the races of man. Autograph Letter Signed [to Henry Denny]. Down, Kent, June 1, [1844].
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Classic Image of American Slavery. Kimball, M. H. <i>Emancipated Slaves</i>. New York: George Hanks, 1863.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> (Underground Railroad.) Scaggs, Isaac. Important Runaway Slave Poster: $500 Reward Ran away, or decoyed from the subscriber…
  • <b>Bonhams, inviting consignments for Sep 27:</b> Newton. <i>Philosophiae naturalis principia mathematica</i>. London, 1687.
    <b>Bonhams, inviting consignments for Sep 27:</b> Josephus. <i>De antiquitate Judaica.</i> Lubeck, 1475-76.
    <b>Bonhams, inviting consignments for Sep 27:</b> Carlerius. <i>Sporta fragmentorum, Sportula fragmentorum</i>. Brussels, 1478-79.
    <b>Bonhams, inviting consignments for Sep 27:</b> Fridolin. <i>Der Schatzbehalter</i>. Nuremberg, 1491.
    <b>Bonhams, inviting consignments for Sep 27:</b> Pinder. <i>Der beschlossen gart des rosenkrantz marie</i>. Nuremberg, 1505.
    <b>Bonhams, inviting consignments for Sep 27:</b> Isidorus Hispalensis. <i>Synonyma de Homine</i>. Nuremberg, 1470-71.
    <b>Bonhams, inviting consignments for Sep 27:</b> Durer. Sammelband including <i>Underweysung der messing</i>. Nuremberg, 1525-29.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries: Fall 2017 Auction Schedule</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 19: 19th & 20th Century Prints & Drawings</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28: Printed & Manuscript Americana</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 5: African-American Fine Art</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries: Fall 2017 Auction Schedule</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 17: Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 19:<br>Art & Storytelling: Photographs & Photobooks</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 26: Rare & Important Travel Posters</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries: Fall 2017 Auction Schedule</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 2:<br>Old Master Through Modern Prints</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 7: Autographs</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14: 19th & 20th Century Literature</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries: Fall 2017 Auction Schedule</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 16: Contemporary Art</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:<br>Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 14: Illustration Art</b>
  • <b>Announcing a new Books for Sale platform hosted by Biblio</b>
    <b>List your books simultaneously on Rare Book Hub and Biblio</b>