Auction Update Review

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12 Auctions Archived, 10 Sales Upcoming

For the week ended Saturday 2 January 12 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub database; 3 denominated in euros, 1 in British pounds, and 8 in US dollars.  Turnover was a slim $740,056 as 4,315 lots were offered and 3,580 sold for a 83% success rate.

2 auctions saw total sales exceed 100% of the high estimates of all lots offered: 

Soler Y LlachPHILATELIC LIBRARY AND POSTAL HISTORY. on December 23rd: 109.57% 
TooveysPrints on December 31st: 100.58% 


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

Alaska AuctionDecember 12th Auction on December 12th: 100.00% 
Dirk Soulis AuctionsJesse Barnes Lithographs Online Auction - bidstart 12/12 on December 22nd: 100.00% 
National Book AuctionsWest, RR, Antique, Plates, etc. on November 1st: 99.80% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 12/20 on December 27th: 99.53% 
National Book AuctionsBooks, Art & Ephemera - Sendak, Rossman, Americana, etc on December 13th: 99.45% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 12/20 on December 27th: 99.18% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 12/24 on December 31st: 97.87% 
TooveysPrints on December 31st: 85.71% 


12 total sales reported this week: 

TooveysPrints on December 31st: 85.71% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 12/24 on December 31st: 97.87% 
Soler Y LlachPHILATELIC LIBRARY AND POSTAL HISTORY. on December 23rd: 58.25% 
National Book AuctionsBooks, Art & Ephemera - Sendak, Rossman, Americana, etc on December 13th: 99.45% 
National Book AuctionsWest, RR, Antique, Plates, etc. on November 1st: 99.80% 
Dirk Soulis AuctionsJesse Barnes Lithographs Online Auction - bidstart 12/12 on December 22nd: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 12/20 on December 27th: 99.53% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 12/20 on December 27th: 99.18% 
Alaska AuctionDecember 19th Auction - Books, Prints on December 19th: 40.00% 
Alaska AuctionDecember 12th Auction on December 12th: 100.00% 
Vermot de PasComics: Albums and Original Plates on December 12th: 54.18% 
OSENATThe Spirit of the 20th Century on December 19th: 46.67% 

For the week ahead 10 sales are scheduled.

 

The Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.

  1. OSENAT Panthère noire, circa 1920 on December 19th Actual price: USD $9,281.
  2. Soler Y Llach BIBLIA DE SAN LUIS on December 23rd Actual price: USD $7,456.
  3. Heritage Auctions Batman #1 (DC, 1940) Condition: Coverless. on December 27th Actual price: USD $7,170.
  4. Soler Y Llach JACOBI LOPIDIS STUNICAE Itinerarium ab Hispania vsq ad vrbem Romana in quo multa varia ac scitu dignissima cotinent .. on December 23rd Actual price: USD $6,540.
  5. OSENAT Le Bestiaire de la Fontaine Dalinisé on December 19th Actual price: USD $6,188.
  6. Soler Y Llach TAPIES, ANTONI: NOU VARIACIONS SOBRE TRES GRAVATS (1947-1948) on December 23rd Actual price: USD $5,886.
  7. Heritage Auctions Amazing Fantasy #15 (Marvel, 1962) CGC Apparent GD+ 2.5 Slight (C-1) Off-white pages. on December 27th Actual price: USD $5,497.
  8. Soler Y Llach PERPINYA, TOMAS DE: LO STYL QUE ES DEU TENIR EN LO ESCRIURE on December 23rd Actual price: USD $5,494.
  9. Soler Y Llach LIBRO DE HORAS DE CARLOS VIII REY DE FRANCIA on December 23rd Actual price: USD $4,186.
  10. Soler Y Llach LIBRO DE HORAS DE JUANA I DE CASTILLA on December 23rd Actual price: USD $3,662.
  11. Soler Y Llach LIBRO DE HORAS DE LUIS DE ORLEANS on December 23rd Actual price: USD $3,662.
  12. Soler Y Llach PSALTERIUM GLOSATUM - SALTERIO ANGLO-CATALAN on December 23rd Actual price: USD $3,532.
  13. Soler Y Llach CODICE DEL MONASTERIO DE SANTO DOMINGO DE SILOS on December 23rd Actual price: USD $3,401.
  14. Soler Y Llach CODICE DEL MONASTERIO DE SANTO DOMINGO DE SILOS on December 23rd Actual price: USD $3,401.
  15. Soler Y Llach MARTIROLOGIO DE USUARD on December 23rd Actual price: USD $3,401.
  16. National Book Auctions Facsimiles of Manuscripts in European Archives relating to America 1773-1783 with Descriptions, Editorial Notes, Collations, References, and Translations on December 13th Actual price: USD $3,290.
  17. Soler Y Llach BEATO DE LIEBANA. CODICE DE GIRONA. on December 23rd Actual price: USD $3,270.
  18. Soler Y Llach LIBRO DE HORAS DE JUANA I DE CASTILLA on December 23rd Actual price: USD $3,139.
  19. Soler Y Llach DUFOUR, AUGUSTE-HENRI (1798-1865): CONJUNTO COMPLETO DE 12 MAPAS DE LA OBRA ATLAS NACIONAL DE ESPAÑA: CASTILLA LA NUEVA; MURCIA; ISLAS BALEARES; EXTREMADURA; ANDALUCIA; 150 1850 ca TERCERA HOJA DE SUPLEMENTO - ANDALUCIA : GRANADA; CORDOBA Y SEVILLA on December 23rd Actual price: USD $3,139.
  20. National Book Auctions 12V Francis Brinkley JAPAN DESCRIBED AND ILLUSTRATED BY THE JAPANESE /THE ART OF JAPAN 1897/1901 Limited Edition Antique Asian Art Folio on December 13th Actual price: USD $2,938.
  21. Soler Y Llach BEATO DE LIEBANA CODICE DE SAN PEDRO DE CARDEÑA on December 23rd Actual price: USD $2,747.
  22. Soler Y Llach LIBRO DEL CABALLERO ZIFAR on December 23rd Actual price: USD $2,616.
  23. Soler Y Llach LIBRO DE HORAS DE LA REINA MARIA DE NAVARRA on December 23rd Actual price: USD $2,616.
  24. Soler Y Llach INCIPIT ITINERARIUM PROVINCIARUM OMNIUM IMP. ANTONINI AUGUSTINI on December 23rd Actual price: USD $2,616.
  25. Soler Y Llach LIBRO DE LA FELICIDAD on December 23rd Actual price: USD $2,485.


For the week ahead 10 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jan. 4th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Old Master Prints. 13 lots

Tue. Jan. 5th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 62 lots
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Exeter. Antiques and Interiors - Books and Pictures. 31 lots

Thu. Jan. 7th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 12/31. 201 lots

Fri. Jan. 8th
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Lancaster. Rare, Out of Print and Used Books. 447 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Prints of the 19th and 20th Centuries. 150 lots

Sat. Jan. 9th
Kolbe and Fanning Numismatic Booksellers. Gahanna. New York Book Auction - Numismatic Books. 455 lots
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . January Estate Auction. 29 lots

Sun. Jan. 10th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 1/3.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 1/3.

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