Auction Update Review

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Where has the summer gone?

For the week ending Saturday August 8th 17 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Database; 1 sale denominated in euros, 3 in British pounds, and 13 in US dollars.  Turnover was $3,314,987 as 4,955 lots were offered and 3,851 sold for a 78% success rate.

1 auction saw their total sales exceed 100% of the high estimates of all lots offered: 

Copley Fine Art AuctionsThe Sporting Sale on July 25th: 103.99% 


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

Alaska AuctionJuly 29th Auction - Prints on July 29th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 7/26 on August 2nd: 100.00% 
Arader GalleriesThe History of the Caribbean Pirates & Treasure As Told Through Maps, Atlases, & Natural History Wat on August 5th: 98.46% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 7/26 on August 2nd: 97.34% 
Copley Fine Art AuctionsThe Sporting Sale on July 25th: 92.42% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 7/23 on July 30th: 80.47% 

The Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Arader Galleries Pomegranate, f. 59 on August 5th Actual price: USD $134,200.
  2. Arader Galleries Flamingos on August 5th Actual price: USD $122,000.
  3. Arader Galleries Poppy, f. 19 on August 5th Actual price: USD $109,800.
  4. Arader Galleries White Iris, f.9 on August 5th Actual price: USD $97,600.
  5. Arader Galleries Peach, f. 66 on August 5th Actual price: USD $85,400.
  6. Arader Galleries Estados Unidos de Mijoco… on August 5th Actual price: USD $85,400.
  7. Swann Galleries CONFETTI. on August 5th Actual price: USD $60,000.
  8. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers History of the Expedition under the Command of Captains Lewis and Clark, to the Sources of the Missouri, thence across the Rocky Mountains and Down the River Columbia to the Pacific Ocean. Performed during the years 1804-5-6. on August 5th Actual price: USD $47,500.
  9. RR Auction Ringo Starr’s HELP Screen-worn Jacket on July 23rd Actual price: USD $46,528.
  10. Swann Galleries DIVAN JAPONAIS. on August 5th Actual price: USD $40,000.
  11. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers The Birds of America, from Drawings Made in the United States and Their Territories. on August 5th Actual price: USD $32,500.
  12. RR Auction Jimi Hendrix Experience Signed Album on July 23rd Actual price: USD $30,712.
  13. Arader Galleries The West-India Atlas... on August 5th Actual price: USD $30,500.
  14. RR Auction Beatles Signed ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ Album Cover on July 23rd Actual price: USD $30,202.
  15. Arader Galleries A Voyage to the Islands Madera, Barbados, Nieves... on August 5th Actual price: USD $27,450.
  16. Arader Galleries Chart of the West Indies and Spanish Dominions... on August 5th Actual price: USD $27,450.
  17. Heritage Auctions Oriental Scenery. Twenty Four Views in Hindoostan Drawn and Engraved by Thomas and William Daniell. [Bound with:] Twenty Four Landscapes, Views in Hindoostan. on August 5th Actual price: USD $23,750.
  18. RR Auction Jimi Hendrix Signed Photograph on July 23rd Actual price: USD $20,372.
  19. RR Auction Janis Joplin Signed Photograph on July 23rd Actual price: USD $18,779.
  20. Swann Galleries QUI? / L'ARTISAN MODERNE. on August 5th Actual price: USD $18,750.
  21. RR Auction Beatles Signed ‘Please Please Me’ Album on July 23rd Actual price: USD $17,046.
  22. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers Partie Occidentale de la Virginie, Pensylvanie, Maryland et Caroline. on August 5th Actual price: USD $16,250.
  23. Heritage Auctions A Remarkable Collection of Visionaire, a Continuous Run of the First Fifty-Six Installments of the Groundbreaking Art Publication. on August 5th Actual price: USD $16,250.
  24. RR Auction Beatles Typed Letter Signed on July 23rd Actual price: USD $15,496.
  25. Heritage Auctions The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. on August 5th Actual price: USD $13,750.



17 total sales reported this week:

Alaska Auction. July 29th Auction - Prints on July 29th: 100.00%
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Fine Books and Manuscripts on August 5th: 71.53%
Swann Galleries. Vintage Posters on August 5th: 69.71%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on August 4th: 79.17%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 7/30 on August 6th: 78.47%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. General - Books and Prints on August 3rd: 60.71%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Books and Ephemera - Day 2 on July 31st: 58.63%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Books and Ephemera - Day 1 on July 30th: 79.06%
Arader Galleries. The History of the Caribbean Pirates & Treasure As Told Through Maps, Atlases, & Natural History Wat on August 5th: 98.46%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 7/23 on July 30th: 80.47%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books on August 5th: 59.49%
Grays Auctioneers. Contemporary Art - Prints on July 31st: 55.38%
Eldreds. Americana, Paintings and Maritime Art on July 31st: 68.85%
RR Auction. Marvels of Modern Music - Internet bidstart 7/16 on July 23rd: 65.91%
Copley Fine Art Auctions. The Sporting Sale on July 25th: 92.42%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 7/26 on August 2nd: 97.34%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 7/26 on August 2nd: 100.00%


For the week ahead 13 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Aug. 10th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 67 lots
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. General - Books and Prints. 23 lots

Tue. Aug. 11th
Tooveys. West Sussex. Photographs, Autographs, Printed and Manuscript Ephemera. 70 lots

Wed. Aug. 12th
Tooveys. West Sussex. Prints. 33 lots
Doyle New York. New York. End of Summer Sale - Prints. 16 lots
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. Magic Memorabilia. 45 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet bidstart 7/24. 1071 lots

Thu. Aug. 13th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 8/6. 416 lots
Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH. Berlin-Schoneberg. Rare Books, Art and Antiques - Day 1. 332 lots

Fri. Aug. 14th
Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH. Berlin-Schoneberg. Rare Books, Art and Antiques - Part 1, Day 2. 399 lots

Sat. Aug. 15th
Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH. Berlin-Schoneberg. Rare Books, Art and Antiques - Part 2. 345 lots

Sun. Aug. 16th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 8/9.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 8/9.

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