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Fonsie Mealy Auction Dec 15,
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43 Auctions Archived, 66 Sales Upcoming. The number of upcoming sales is stunning!

For the week ended Saturday 5 December 43 auctions were archived to the RBH Database; I in Australian dollars, 27 in euros, 4 in British pounds, 1 in Mexican pesos, and 10 in US dollars.  Turnover was $12,637,719 as 11,725 lots were offered and 7,613 sold for 65% success rate.

3 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

ChristiesBooks and Manuscripts on December 1st: $2,191,877 
ChristiesScience and Medical Books on December 1st: $1,712,813 
Galerie Bassenge15th-19th Century Prints on November 26th: $1,154,893 

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

Beaussant LefevreAntiquarian and Modern Books on November 26th: 205.45% 
Dorotheum Books and Prints on December 2nd: 149.37% 
Dorotheum Autographs - Manuscripts on November 30th: 139.65% 
TooveysPrints on December 2nd: 117.39% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on December 2nd: 104.83% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on December 1st: 103.71% 


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

Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 11/22 on November 29th: 99.53% 
Beaussant LefevreAntiquarian and Modern Books on November 26th: 98.48% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 11/22 on November 29th: 97.46% 
Lancaster Mennonite Historical SocietyRare and Used Books on November 13th: 93.02% 
Australian Book AuctionsBooks on November 30th: 90.45% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 11/26 on December 3rd: 89.16% 
PBA GalleriesRare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages: The Warren Heckrotte Collection, Part II on December 3rd: 86.81% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on December 1st: 85.98% 
Dorotheum Books and Prints on December 2nd: 80.54% 


43 total sales reported this week: 

Minerva Auctions RomaPhotographs on December 2nd: 19.37% 
Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbHRare Books, Prints and Photographs on November 27th: 50.07% 
AuctionataChina Now! & Asian Contemporary Art on December 4th: 7.69% 
PBA GalleriesRare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages: The Warren Heckrotte Collection, Part II on December 3rd: 86.81% 
PIASAPhotographs on December 3rd: 55.96% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 11/26 on December 3rd: 89.16% 
PIASAPrints on December 2nd: 34.04% 
Brunk AuctionsDecember Online Auction - Prints and Books on December 2nd: 73.17% 
TooveysPrints on December 2nd: 66.67% 
AuctionataItaly: Art of the 16th to 21st Century - Prints on December 3rd: 14.29% 
AuctionataSpain: Modern & Contemporary - with Works from Portugal & Latin America - Prints on December 3rd: 32.00% 
AuctionataParis: Artists of the City - Prints on December 2nd: 30.95% 
AuctionataLa Grande Nation: French Art of the 18th - 20th Century - Prints on December 2nd: 12.73% 
Morton Casa de SubastasRare Books on December 1st: 41.71% 
AuctionataAustrian Modern and Contemporary Art with Hundertwasser Collection on December 1st: 54.55% 
AuctionataGerman Zeitgeist: Post War - Prints on December 1st: 37.93% 
AuctionataGerman Art of the 20th Century - Prints and Portfolios on November 30th: 32.43% 
AuctionataAustrian Art: 19th Century and Modernism - Books, Prints on November 30th: 57.14% 
SkinnerThe Gentleman's Auction - Internet bidstart 11/19 on December 2nd: 66.67% 
Bloomsbury AuctionsEditions and Works on Paper on December 2nd: 53.63% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on December 2nd: 62.26% 
ArtcurialPhotography: Bruno Mouron Collection - Part 2 on December 1st: 61.14% 
ArtcurialPhotography: Bruno Mouron Collection - Part 1 on November 30th: 46.43% 
ArtcurialLimited Editions - Prints on November 30th: 68.55% 
ChristiesBooks and Manuscripts on December 2nd: 61.36% 
ChristiesScience and Medical Books on December 1st: 75.56% 
ChristiesBooks and Manuscripts on December 1st: 62.23% 
Dorotheum Books and Prints on December 2nd: 80.54% 
Dorotheum Autographs - Manuscripts on November 30th: 69.75% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on December 1st: 85.98% 
Galerie Bassenge19th-21st Century Photography on December 2nd: 56.34% 
Galerie BassengeModern Art Part I - Prints on November 28th: 71.43% 
Galerie BassengeModern Art Part II - Prints on November 28th: 74.23% 
Galerie Bassenge15th-19th Century Prints on November 26th: 55.58% 
Old World AuctionsMaps and Atlases on November 18th: 72.34% 
Australian Book AuctionsBooks on November 30th: 90.45% 
Beaussant LefevreAntiquarian and Modern Books on November 26th: 98.48% 
AguttesBooks and Old Paper on November 26th: 51.46% 
Cowans AuctionsAmerican History on November 20th: 76.55% 
Lancaster Mennonite Historical SocietyRare and Used Books on November 13th: 93.02% 
AntiquarianAuctions.comBooks - Internet Bidstart 11/19 on November 26th: 35.27% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 11/22 on November 29th: 99.53% 

 

Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 11/22 on November 29th: 97.46% 

 

The Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Christies De humani corporis fabrica libri septem. on December 1st Actual price: USD $381,750.
  2. Christies Astronomia nova, seu physica coelestis, tradita commentariis de motibus stellae Martis, ex observationibus G.V. Tychonis Brahe. on December 1st Actual price: USD $219,750.
  3. Galerie Bassenge Les Chats on November 28th Actual price: USD $146,280.
  4. Christies [Geological Sections.] (No general title-page). on December 1st Actual price: USD $129,750.
  5. Christies  on December 1st Actual price: USD $129,750.
  6. Artcurial $ (9) - 1982 Sérigraphie en couleurs sur Lenox Museum on November 30th Actual price: USD $128,090.
  7. Christies De magnete, magneticisque corporibus, et de magno magnete tellure; Physiologia nova, plurimis & argumentis, & experimentis demonstrata on December 1st Actual price: USD $120,750.
  8. Christies Boris Godunov. St Petersburg: at the Press of the Department of Public Education, 1831. on December 1st Actual price: USD $102,750.
  9. Dorotheum E. B. m. U. (Ihr Freund Beethowen), (kurz nach dem 6. 1. 1813), on November 30th Actual price: USD $92,750.
  10. Christies De historia et causis plantarum. Translated from Greek intro Latin by Theodorus Gaza (fl. 1400-75), edited by Georgius Merula (d. 1494). on December 1st Actual price: USD $90,000.
  11. Christies Ulysses. Paris: Shakespeare and Company, 1922. on December 1st Actual price: USD $84,375.
  12. Cowans Auctions <i>Gardner's Photographic Sketch Book of the War</i>, Philp & Solomons, 1865-1866  on November 20th Actual price: USD $84,000.
  13. Christies A COMPLETE SET OF MAJOR AND AN ALMOST COMPLETE SET OF MINOR WORKS, MOST IN FIRST EDITION, THE 49 VOLUMES UNIFORMLY BOUND IN GILT-TOOLED RED MOROCCO BY WALLIS. on December 1st Actual price: USD $75,000.
  14. Christies A PRIEST RENOUNCING HIS BENEFICE, miniature on a bifolium from a glossed Decretum Gratiani, manuscript on vellum illuminated by the Maître Honoré on December 1st Actual price: USD $75,000.
  15. Dorotheum Breviarium [Brevier] (Nocturnale, Pars hiemalis [Winterteil]), Sweetheart Abbey 1300/1350. on November 30th Actual price: USD $74,200.
  16. Christies Novum ac Magnum Theatrum Urbium Belgicae Foederate on December 1st Actual price: USD $71,250.
  17. Christies ST PETER, miniature on a leaf from the Chester Beatty Book of Hours, with a text leaf from the same manuscript, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM, on December 1st Actual price: USD $71,250.
  18. Galerie Bassenge Lady Jane Montagu on November 26th Actual price: USD $69,960.
  19. Christies ‘He held it very tightly against himself, so … on December 1st Actual price: USD $65,625.
  20. Christies [AUSTRALIA – RUM REBELLION] – WARRANT FOR THE COURT-MARTIAL OF LIEUTENANT COLONEL GEORGE JOHNSTON (1764-1823). on December 1st Actual price: USD $65,625.
  21. Christies Nous avons. on December 2nd Actual price: USD $61,374.
  22. Christies 23 gravures. on December 2nd Actual price: USD $58,830.
  23. Christies The Sea-Mirrour Containing a Briefe Instruction in the Art of Navigation. Amsterdam: W. Blaeu, 1635. on December 1st Actual price: USD $56,250.
  24. Christies Phytanthoza iconographia; sive Conspectus aliquot millium, tam indigenarum quam exoticarum, ex quatuor mundi partibus, longa annorum serie indefessoque studio ... collectarum plantarum, arborum, fruticum, florum fructuum, fungorum. Text by J.G.N. Dietric on December 1st Actual price: USD $56,250.
  25. Christies BOOK OF HOURS, use of Paris, in Latin and french, illuminated manuscript on vellum on December 1st Actual price: USD $56,250.

 

For the week ahead 66 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Dec. 7th
Aguttes. Neuilly-sur-Seine . Contemporary Art and Photography. 4 lots
Sothebys. London. Music, Continental and Russian Books and Manuscripts. 260 lots
Artcurial. Paris. Collectibles - Posters. 180 lots
Christies. New York. THE CHARLES E. SIGETY COLLECTION OF FINE PRINTED BOOKS AND AMERICANA, PART II. 320 lots
Winter Associates. Plainville, CT . December Sale - Prints, Books, Ephemera. 34 lots
Adams Amsterdam Auctions. Amsterdam. Art From Three Centuries. 253 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 65 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. 100 Masterworks - Prints. 16 lots
Profiles in History. Calabasas Hills. Morris Everett, Jr. The Auction Part II - Day1. 503 lots

Tue. Dec. 8th
Henri Godts Books and Prints Auctions. Bruxelles . Books, Maps, Prints. 412 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Maps and Atlases, Natural History and Color Plate Books. 554 lots
Christies. New York. Books and Manuscripts. 320 lots
Sothebys. London. Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts. 76 lots
Alexander Historical Auctions. Chesapeake City. Winter Auction. 1104 lots
Christies. New York. SELECTIONS FROM THE DAVIDSON COLLECTION: IMPORTANT ENGLISH AND AMERICAN LITERATURE AND HISTORICAL AM. 258 lots
Profiles in History. Calabasas Hills. Morris Everett, Jr. The Auction Part II - Day2. 487 lots

Wed. Dec. 9th
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet bidstart 11/20. 1247 lots
Christies. London - King Street. Old Master Prints. 233 lots
Artcurial. Paris. Prints and Illustrated Books. 153 lots
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. Science Books. 317 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Western Manuscripts. 125 lots
Bonhams. London. Prints and Multiples. 265 lots
Bonhams. New York. Fine Books and Manuscripts, Including the Collection of Harry E. Gould, Jr.. 354 lots
Robert Siegel Galleries. New York. Postal History. 144 lots
Grays Auctioneers. Cleveland, . Jewelry, Fine Art and Antiques - Books and Prints. 27 lots
Profiles in History. Calabasas Hills. Morris Everett, Jr. The Auction Part II - Day3. 511 lots

Thu. Dec. 10th
Bonhams. London. The December Sale - Automobilia. 14 lots
Ader. PARIS. Modern Prints - Henri M. Petiet Collection. 325 lots
Minerva Auctions Roma. Roma. An Important International Prints Collection. 287 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Books and Works on Paper. 352 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 12/3. 315 lots
Bonhams. London. Entertainment Memorabilia. 180 lots
Christies. London -South Kensington. Prints and Multiples. 223 lots
PIASA. Paris. PIERRE NÉTANGE COLLECTION , BOOKS. 396 lots
Rossini. Paris. Collection of Documents, Posters, Ancient Manuscripts.
Auctionata. New York. American and European Fine Art - Prints. 17 lots
Morton Casa de Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Auction Year of Graphic Art and Paintings.
Profiles in History. Calabasas Hills. Animation and Disneyana. 880 lots
PIASA. Paris. Manuscripts and Books.
PIASA. Paris. 20th Century Prints. 96 lots

Fri. Dec. 11th
Profiles in History. Calabasas Hills. DocDave Winiewicz Collection Featuring the Works of Master Frank Frazetta. 129 lots
Pierre Berge and Associes. Paris. Library of Pierre Berge. 188 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Autographs, Memorabilia and Vintage Posters. 496 lots
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. Imagery. 342 lots
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. December 11th Auction. 53 lots
Gonnelli Casa DAste. Firenze. Prints. 693 lots
Hauswedell and Nolte. Hamburg. Modern Art - Prints.
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Selected Quality Pictures - Prints. 39 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Editions .. For You or Someone Special - Prints. 269 lots
Hauswedell and Nolte. Hamburg. Modern Art - Part 2 - Prints.
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. Works on Paper - Prints. 60 lots

Sat. Dec. 12th
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . Estate Auction. 20 lots
Aspire Auctions. Cleveland. December Online Auction - Prints Internet bidstart 12/4. 18 lots
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints. 102 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Civil War and Militaria. 271 lots
Vermot de Pas. Paris. Comics: Albums and Original Plates.
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. December 12th Auction. 13 lots
Hauswedell and Nolte. Hamburg. Contemporary Art - Prints.
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. December Sale - Part 1. 638 lots
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Lee's Summit . Fine Art, Traditional Antiques and Contemporary Western Art - Prints, Maps. 15 lots
Rachel Davis Fine Arts. Cleveland. Prints.

Sun. Dec. 13th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 12/6.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 12/6.
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints. 83 lots
Rachel Davis Fine Arts. Cleveland. Fine and Decorative Arts - Prints. 46 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Western Americana Live Auction - session 1.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

 

 

  • <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
  • <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.