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25 Auctions Archived, 42 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday June 20th 25 auctions were archived to the RBH database, 6 denominated in euros, 5 in British pounds, and 14 in US dollars.  Turnover was $17,306,151 as 7,564 lots were offered and 6,127 sold for an 81% success rate.  For the week ahead 42 auctions are scheduled.

4 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

ChristiesImportant Books and Manuscripts from the Library of Jenna A. Bonna on June 16th: $5,627,409 
SothebysBooks and Manuscripts on June 19th: $3,512,375 
Arader GalleriesAudubons, Maps, and Natural History on June 13th: $2,085,975 
BonhamsBritish Master Prints on June 17th: $1,156,363 

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

Dorotheum Books and Prints on June 15th: 210.32% 
Binoche et GiquelloBooks on June 12th: 160.57% 
AderLetters, Manuscripts and Autographs on June 18th: 136.80% 
Henri Godts Books and Prints AuctionsBooks on June 16th: 134.36% 
Kedem AuctionJewish and Israeli History and Culture on June 3rd: 110.27% 

The Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys BIBLE. LATIN. (GUTENBERG BIBLE: BOOK OF ESTHER). on June 19th Actual price: USD $970,000.
  2. Christies Le Pèlerinage de Vie Humaine, in the French prose translation commissioned by JEANNE DE LAVAL, illuminated manuscript on vellum made for CHARLOTTE OF SAVOY on June 16th Actual price: USD $667,550.
  3. Christies Jazz. on June 16th Actual price: USD $534,830.
  4. Sothebys THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE THE FIRST BOOK-FORM PRINTING OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE on June 19th Actual price: USD $370,000.
  5. Christies De Historia Stirpium Commentarii insignes. on June 16th Actual price: USD $307,310.
  6. Christies De humani corporis fabrica, lib. VII. on June 16th Actual price: USD $250,430.
  7. Arader Galleries Catlin's North American Indian Portfolio... on June 13th Actual price: USD $244,000.
  8. Sothebys DE ANTIQUITATE JUDAICA; DE BELLO JUDAICO. on June 19th Actual price: USD $225,000.
  9. Christies Annales et croniques de France depuis la destruction de Troyes iusques au temps du Roy Louys onziesme, iadis composées par feu maistre Nicole Gilles, en son vivant Secrettaire, Iudiciaire du Roy, & Controlleur en son Tresor. on June 16th Actual price: USD $220,094.
  10. Arader Galleries An Atlas of England and Wales on June 13th Actual price: USD $195,200.
  11. Bonhams The Great Gatsby. on June 16th Actual price: USD $191,000.
  12. Christies Les Fleurs du mal. Seconde édition augmentée de trente-cinq poèmes nouveaux. on June 16th Actual price: USD $189,758.
  13. Christies Autograph letter signed (‘Descartes’) to [M. de Flessel, vicomte de Brégy], Stockholm, 15 January 1650, on June 16th Actual price: USD $184,070.
  14. Arader Galleries The Natural History of Carolina, Florida, and... on June 13th Actual price: USD $183,000.
  15. Sothebys THE BLOUDY TENENT, OF PERSECUTION, FOR CAUSE OF CONSCIENCE, DISCUSSED, IN A CONFERENCE BETWEENE TRUTH AND PEACE…. on June 19th Actual price: USD $175,000.
  16. Christies Le diverse et artificiose machine ... nelle quali si contengono uarij et artificiosi mouimenti, degni di grandissima speculatione, per cauarne beneficio in ogni sorte d'operatione. Composte in lingua italiana et francese. on June 16th Actual price: USD $165,110.
  17. Christies Discours d'Ambroise Paré ... A sçavoir de la mumie, des venins, de la licorne et de la peste. on June 16th Actual price: USD $155,630.
  18. Arader Galleries Universalior cogniti orbis tabula ex recentibus... on June 13th Actual price: USD $152,500.
  19. Sothebys AUTOGRAPH LEAF FROM HIS DISCARDED FIRST INAUGURAL ADDRESS on June 19th Actual price: USD $150,000.
  20. Ader Wolfgang-Amadeus MOZART (1756-1791) Manuscrit musical autographe pour la Sérénade en ré majeur K.185/167a on June 18th Actual price: USD $149,625.
  21. Sothebys GREAT EXPECTATIONS. on June 19th Actual price: USD $137,500.
  22. Christies Histoires extraordinaires … nouvelle édition, translated by Charles Baudelaire. on June 16th Actual price: USD $136,670.
  23. Christies A Defence of the Constitutions of Government of the United States of America. on June 16th Actual price: USD $136,670.
  24. Christies Cinq livres de chirurgie. on June 16th Actual price: USD $117,710.
  25. Christies Llanto sagrado de la America meridional. on June 16th Actual price: USD $108,230.



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

Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 6/7 on June 14th: 99.03%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 6/7 on June 14th: 98.13%
Heritage Auctions. Civil War and Militaria on June 13th: 96.44%
Waverly Auctions. Books on June 11th: 90.71%
Heritage Auctions. William E. Fredeman Pre-Raphaelite Collection Weekly Internet Rare Books and Autographs on June 17th: 89.10%
Swann Galleries. 19th and 20th Century Literature on June 17th: 87.59%
Knotty Pine Auction Service. Antique and Estate Book Sale - Session 2: Books on May 2nd: 86.41%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on June 16th: 86.36%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 6/11 on June 18th: 85.16%
Dorotheum . Books and Prints on June 15th: 82.39%
Binoche et Giquello. Books on June 12th: 81.27%


25 total sales reported this week:

Ader. Letters, Manuscripts and Autographs on June 18th: 73.99%
Tooveys. Prints on June 17th: 78.57%
Sothebys. Books and Manuscripts on June 19th: 58.67%
PBA Galleries. Travel and Exploration - Cartography on June 18th: 71.01%
Waverly Auctions. Books on June 11th: 90.71%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 6/11 on June 18th: 85.16%
Binoche et Giquello. Books on June 12th: 81.27%
Kedem Auction. Jewish and Israeli History and Culture on June 3rd: 73.69%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Books and Works on Paper on June 18th: 71.55%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Interiors: Prints on June 17th: 54.55%
Bonhams. British Master Prints on June 17th: 75.49%
Bonhams. Voices of the 20th Century on June 16th: 50.63%
Swann Galleries. 19th and 20th Century Literature on June 17th: 87.59%
Henri Godts Books and Prints Auctions. Books on June 16th: 72.31%
Christies. Important Books and Manuscripts from the Library of Jenna A. Bonna on June 16th: 78.79%
Dorotheum . Books and Prints on June 15th: 82.39%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on June 16th: 86.36%
Michaans Auctions. Estate Auction - Prints, books, documents on June 13th: 52.94%
Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH. Old and Modern Art, Modern Photography, Antiques on June 13th: 36.68%
Heritage Auctions. William E. Fredeman Pre-Raphaelite Collection Weekly Internet Rare Books and Autographs on June 17th: 89.10%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 6/7 on June 14th: 98.13%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 6/7 on June 14th: 99.03%
Heritage Auctions. Civil War and Militaria on June 13th: 96.44%
Knotty Pine Auction Service. Antique and Estate Book Sale - Session 2: Books on May 2nd: 86.41%
Arader Galleries. Audubons, Maps, and Natural History on June 13th: 69.77%


For the week ahead 42 sales are scheduled: 

Mon. Jun. 22nd 
Artcurial. Paris. Automobilia. 45 lots 
Artcurial. Paris. Books and Manuscripts. 206 lots 
Dorotheum . Vienna. Art Photography. 229 lots 
Bloomsbury Philobiblon. Rome. Gastronomy Books and Manuscripts. 337 lots 
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. From 1900-1980, 500 Posters at Low Prices. 281 lots 
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 73 lots 

Tue. Jun. 23rd 
Pierre Berge and Associes. Paris. Judaica. 22 lots 
Bloomsbury Philobiblon. Rome. Incunabula and Printed Books. 396 lots 
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Baldwin's Sale: Wellington, Napoleon and the Napoleonic Wars. 45 lots 
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Vintage Posters from the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia, Online Only. 311 lots 

Wed. Jun. 24th 
Pierre Berge and Associes. Paris. Books and Manuscripts. 94 lots 
Bonhams. London. Fine Books and Manuscripts. 342 lots 
Bonhams. London. Entertainment Memorabilia. 289 lots 
Auctionata. Berlin. Prints and Photography of the Modernist Era. 80 lots 
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. Posters. 367 lots 

Thu. Jun. 25th 
Sothebys. Paris. Books and Manuscripts. 227 lots 
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Fine and Decorative Arts - Prints. 68 lots 
Pierre Berge and Associes. Paris. Autographs and Manuscripts. 415 lots 
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Caricatures. 221 lots 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 6/18. 210 lots 
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Literature. Wayne Martin Collection
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet bidstart 5/21. 105 lots 
Archives International Auctions. FORT LEE,. The Rudolph P. Laubenheimer Family Archives. 1147 lots 
Auctionata. Berlin. Contemporary Prints and Photography. 104 lots 
Audap and Mirabaud. PARIS. Books
Bonhams. New York. Fine Maritime Paintings and Decorative Arts: Prints, Maps, Globes. 62 lots 
Kestenbaum and Company. New York. Fine Judaica. 173 lots 
Koller Auctions. Geneve. Modern Prints. 30 lots 

Fri. Jun. 26th 
Ader. PARIS. Books. 272 lots 
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. 75172 Pforzheim. Books and Prints. 4338 lots 
Bonhams. London. THE GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED SALE. 87 lots 
Charlton Hall. West Columbia, SC. International Sale

Sat. Jun. 27th 
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 181 lots 
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Summer Estates Auction. 29 lots 
OSENAT. FONTAINEBLEAU. The Spirit of the 20th Century. 15 lots 
Goldberg Coins and Collectibles. LOS ANGELES. Manuscripts and Collectibles. 1086 lots 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Merrill C. Berman Collection Part II Americana & Political. 356 lots 
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. Gambling Memorabilia and Rare Playing Cards. 820 lots 

Sun. Jun. 28th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 6/21
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 6/21
OSENAT. FONTAINEBLEAU. The Spirit of the 19th Century
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Summer Estates Auction - Day 2. 28 lots 

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

 

  • <b>Booth & Williams: NO RESERVE Rare Book Auction, now through July 23, 7:15PM EDT</b>
    <b>Booth & Williams No Reserve Sale until Jul 23:</b> John Muir. <i>My First Summer in the Sierra</i>, Boston, 1911.
    <b>Booth & Williams No Reserve Sale until Jul 23:</b> Ernest Hemingway. <i>For Whom the Bell Tolls</i>, New York, 1940. First edition later printing.
    <b>Booth & Williams No Reserve Sale until Jul 23:</b> Upton Sinclair. <i>The Jungle</i>, New York, 1906. First edition.
    <b>Booth & Williams: NO RESERVE Rare Book Auction, now through July 23, 7:15PM EDT</b>
    <b>Booth & Williams No Reserve Sale until Jul 23:</b> George Orwell. <i>Nineteen Eighty-Four</i>, 1949. First American edition.
    <b>Booth & Williams No Reserve Sale until Jul 23:</b> Harper Lee. <i>To Kill a Mocking Bird</i>, 1960. Early printing.
    <b>Booth & Williams No Reserve Sale until Jul 23:</b> Richard Wright. <i>Native Son</i>, New York, 1940. First edition.
    <b>Booth & Williams: NO RESERVE Rare Book Auction, now through July 23, 7:15PM EDT</b>
    <b>Booth & Williams No Reserve Sale until Jul 23:</b> Dryden, Congreve, and others. <i>Ovid’s Art of Love</i>, London, 1764. English translation of Ovid’s work.
    <b>Booth & Williams No Reserve Sale until Jul 23:</b> S. E. Hinton. <i>The Outsiders</i>, New York, 1967. First edition.
    <b>Booth & Williams No Reserve Sale until Jul 23:</b> J. D. Salinger. <i>The Catcher in the Rye</i>, Boston, 1951. Book club edition.
    <b>Booth & Williams: NO RESERVE Rare Book Auction, now through July 23, 7:15PM EDT</b>
    <b>Booth & Williams No Reserve Sale until Jul 23:</b> Ayn Rand. <i>Atlas Shrugged</i>, New York, 1957. Early printing.
    <b>Booth & Williams No Reserve Sale until Jul 23:</b> J. D. Salinger. <i>Raise High The Roof Beam, Carpenters</i> and <i>Seymour: An Introduction</i>, Boston, 1963. First [book] edition, third state.
    <b>Booth & Williams No Reserve Sale until Jul 23:</b> Tennessee Williams. <i>Sweet Bird of Youth</i>, 1959. First edition.
  • <b>TO AKABA! T.E. Lawrence and the Arab Revolt. Books, manuscripts and pictures. On exhibition 16 to 24th July at Maggs' new premises 48 Bedford Square.</b>
    <b>TO AKABA! T.E. Lawrence and the Arab Revolt. Books, manuscripts and pictures. On exhibition 16 to 24th July at Maggs' new premises 48 Bedford Square.</b>
    <b>TO AKABA! T.E. Lawrence and the Arab Revolt. Books, manuscripts and pictures. On exhibition 16 to 24th July at Maggs' new premises 48 Bedford Square.</b>
    <b>TO AKABA! T.E. Lawrence and the Arab Revolt. Books, manuscripts and pictures. On exhibition 16 to 24th July at Maggs' new premises 48 Bedford Square.</b>
    <b>TO AKABA! T.E. Lawrence and the Arab Revolt. Books, manuscripts and pictures. On exhibition 16 to 24th July at Maggs' new premises 48 Bedford Square.</b>
    <b>TO AKABA! T.E. Lawrence and the Arab Revolt. Books, manuscripts and pictures. On exhibition 16 to 24th July at Maggs' new premises 48 Bedford Square.</b>
    <b>TO AKABA! T.E. Lawrence and the Arab Revolt. Books, manuscripts and pictures. On exhibition 16 to 24th July at Maggs' new premises 48 Bedford Square.</b>
  • <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>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 2: Vintage Posters</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 2:</b> <i>Keep Calm and Carry On</i>, designer unknown, 1939. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 2:</b> Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen, <i>Le Journal / La Traite des Blanches</i>, 1899. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 2:</b> <i>"Let Us Go Forward Together,"</i> designer unknown, 1940. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 2: Vintage Posters</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 2:</b> Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, <i>Babylone d'Allemagne</i>, 1894. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 2:</b> Frank Beatty, <i>Out of the Running</i>, 1929. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 2:</b> James Montgomery Flagg, <i>Wake Up America Day</i>, 1917. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 2: Vintage Posters</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 2:</b> <i>Danté / Sim • Sala • Bim!</i>, designer unknown. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 2:</b> Alphonse Mucha, <i>[Zodiac]</i>, 1900. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 2:</b> Rick Griffin, <i>Jimi Hendrix Experience / John Mayall</i>, 1968. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 2: Vintage Posters</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 2:</b> Abram Games, <i>Join the ATS</i>, 1941. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 2:</b> Aldo Mazza, <i>Torino / Esposizione Internazionale</i>, 1911. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 2:</b> Robert Motherwell, <i>Julliard School / Dedication - Lincoln Center</i>, 1969. $3,000 to $4,000
  • <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.