Auction Update Review

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AuctionAta February 9th.
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21 Auctions Archived, 24 Upcoming

 

For the week ended Saturday 16 January  21 sales were archived to the RBH database; 7 denominated in euros, 5 in British pounds, and 9 in US dollars.  Turnover was $2,807,899 as 6,730 lots were offered and 5,551 sold for an 82% success rate.

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

Bearnes Hampton and LittlewoodAntiquarian Books, Maps and Prints on August 26th: 391.19% 
De Baecque and AssociesEquestrian Library - Mr. X on October 7th: 172.98% 
De Baecque and AssociesReopening Sale: Prints on September 18th: 130.65% 
Kolbe and Fanning Numismatic BooksellersNew York Book Auction - Numismatic Books on January 9th: 126.41% 
Bearnes Hampton and LittlewoodAntiques and Interiors - Books and Pictures on January 5th: 122.41% 
Lyon and TurnbullRare Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Photographs on January 13th: 120.34% 

 

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

Michaans AuctionsJanuary Estate Auction on January 9th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 1/7 on January 14th: 98.97% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 1/3 on January 10th: 98.78% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 1/3 on January 10th: 98.18% 
Rachel Davis Fine ArtsFine and Decorative Arts - Prints on December 13th: 91.30% 
Bearnes Hampton and LittlewoodAntiques and Interiors - Books and Pictures on January 5th: 90.32% 
Rachel Davis Fine ArtsFine Art - Prints and Photography on October 24th: 90.00% 
Bloomsbury AuctionsBibliophile on January 14th: 87.78% 
De Baecque and AssociesEquestrian Library - Mr. X on October 7th: 86.16% 
Rachel Davis Fine ArtsWorks on Paper - Prints on December 12th: 85.36% 
Bearnes Hampton and LittlewoodAntiquarian Books, Maps and Prints on August 26th: 82.96% 
Kolbe and Fanning Numismatic BooksellersNew York Book Auction - Numismatic Books on January 9th: 82.86% 
Lyon and TurnbullRare Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Photographs on January 13th: 81.02% 


21 total sales reported this week: 

PBA GalleriesFine Literature - Science Fiction - Books in All Fields on January 14th: 79.41% 
Bloomsbury AuctionsBibliophile on January 14th: 87.78% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 1/7 on January 14th: 98.97% 
De Baecque and AssociesEquestrian Library - Mr. X on October 7th: 86.16% 
De Baecque and AssociesReopening Sale: Prints on September 18th: 56.12% 
De Baecque and AssociesAncient and Modern Books on July 8th: 63.37% 
De Baecque and AssociesAncient and Modern Books on November 26th: 70.03% 
Lyon and TurnbullRare Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Photographs on January 13th: 81.02% 
Bearnes Hampton and LittlewoodAntiquarian Books, Maps and Prints on August 26th: 82.96% 
Bearnes Hampton and LittlewoodAntiques and Interiors - Books and Pictures on January 5th: 90.32% 
Bloomsbury AuctionsInteriors: Day 1 - Prints on January 12th: 54.55% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on January 12th: 75.47% 
AuctionataPost War Prints on January 11th: 38.51% 
Kolbe and Fanning Numismatic BooksellersNew York Book Auction - Numismatic Books on January 9th: 82.86% 
Michaans AuctionsJanuary Estate Auction on January 9th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 1/3 on January 10th: 98.18% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 1/3 on January 10th: 98.78% 
Fonsie Mealy AuctioneersRare Books on December 15th: 67.75% 
Rachel Davis Fine ArtsFine Art - Prints and Photography on October 24th: 90.00% 
Rachel Davis Fine ArtsFine and Decorative Arts - Prints on December 13th: 91.30% 
Rachel Davis Fine ArtsWorks on Paper - Prints on December 12th: 85.36%

 

The Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood KORAN Illuminated manuscript on August 26th Actual price: USD $390,816.
  2. Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood Illustrations of China and its People. A Series of Two Hundred Photographs 4 vols on August 26th Actual price: USD $39,082.
  3. Lyon and Turnbull Vida y hechos des ingenioso cavallero Don Quixhote de la Mancha on January 13th Actual price: USD $30,600.
  4. Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood KORAN illuminated manuscript in filigree gold box on August 26th Actual price: USD $30,586.
  5. Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood Middlemarch EIGHT PARTS IN ORIGINAL WRAPPERS on August 26th Actual price: USD $25,488.
  6. Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers An Investigation into the Laws of Thought on December 15th Actual price: USD $14,388.
  7. Kolbe and Fanning Numismatic Booksellers AN ACCOUNT OF THE SALE OF COINS, MEDALS, &C., BELONGING TO CHARLES B. FOOTE, SOLD BY EDWARD COGAN, PHILADELPHIA, BETWEEN THE 7TH AND 14TH MARCH, 1859. on January 9th Actual price: USD $12,980.
  8. Heritage Auctions Amazing Fantasy #15 on January 10th Actual price: USD $11,353.
  9. Lyon and Turnbull To Mark Wood Esq. M.P., Colonel of the Army in India, Late Chief on January 13th Actual price: USD $10,800.
  10. Kolbe and Fanning Numismatic Booksellers DE ASSE ET PARTIBUS EIUS LIBRI QUINQUE, GULIELMO BUDEO PARISIENSI, A SECRETIS REGIS FRANCIE, AUCTORE. on January 9th Actual price: USD $10,620.
  11. De Baecque and Associes Methode et invention nouvelle de dresser les chevaux. on October 7th Actual price: USD $9,720.
  12. Kolbe and Fanning Numismatic Booksellers ILLUSTRIUM IMAGINES. (IMPERATORUM: & ILLUSTRIUM VIRORUM AC MULIERUM VULTUS EX ANTIQUIS NOMISMATIBUS EXPRESSI: EMENDATUM CORREPTUMQUE OPUS PER ANDREAM FULVIUM DILIGENTISSIMUM ANTIQUARIUM). on January 9th Actual price: USD $9,440.
  13. Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers JACK B. YEATS. A Broadside, complete. The full set of 84 monthly issues, June 1908 to May 1915, Vol. 1 no. 1 to Vol. 7 no. 12 on December 15th Actual price: USD $9,156.
  14. PBA Galleries The Land That Time Forgot on January 14th Actual price: USD $9,000.
  15. Auctionata Europaische Graphik VII on January 11th Actual price: USD $8,856.
  16. Auctionata Dark Black Heaven (Nite Time) on January 11th Actual price: USD $8,175.
  17. De Baecque and Associes 1 carton comprenant 21 pièces dont un dessin de Edmond Lajoux, représentant des chasseurs alpins en action. on September 18th Actual price: USD $8,165.
  18. Lyon and Turnbull Fac-simile of a Chinese plan of the Tatar, or inner City, Nuyching and the Imperial on January 13th Actual price: USD $7,920.
  19. Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers Journal of the Association for the Preservation of the Memorials of the Dead in Ireland, Vol. I - Vol. XII, together 12 vols. plus Index to Vols. I - VII, together 13 vols. and 2 other Index vols. (wrappers). on December 15th Actual price: USD $7,848.
  20. Kolbe and Fanning Numismatic Booksellers RECUEIL GÉNÉRAL DES PIÈCES OBSIDIONALES ET DE NÉCESSITÉ, GRAVÉES DANS L’ORDRE CHRONOLOGIQUE DES ÉVÉNEMENS.... on January 9th Actual price: USD $7,670.
  21. Rachel Davis Fine Arts ''Modele Contemplant un Groupe Sculpte'' (Bloch 175) on December 12th Actual price: USD $7,670.
  22. Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers Pathological Anatomy - Illustrations of the Elementary Forms of Disease on December 15th Actual price: USD $7,586.
  23. De Baecque and Associes TRÈS NOBLES ET TRÈS VAILLANS CHEVALIERS. on November 26th Actual price: USD $7,128.
  24. Kolbe and Fanning Numismatic Booksellers LA COLLECTION DE MONNAIES ET MÉDAILLES DE M. CARLOS DE BEISTEGUI. on January 9th Actual price: USD $7,080.
  25. De Baecque and Associes Anatomia del cavallo, infermità, et svoi rimedii [...]. on October 7th Actual price: USD $6,998.


For the week ahead 24 sales are scheduled: 


Mon. Jan. 18th
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. American History - Online bidstart 1/7. 185 lots
Winter Associates. Plainville, CT . January Sale. 54 lots
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Books. 44 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 91 lots

Tue. Jan. 19th
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Exeter. 2-Day Fine Art Sale - Prints. 27 lots
Sothebys. London. Of Royal and Noble Descent Including Works of Art from Palazzo Sacchetti, Rome. 17 lots
Morton Casa de Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Books and Old Documents. 312 lots
Auctionata. New York. Cutting Edge: Pop and Contemporary Art for Beginning Collectors. 134 lots
Kedem Auction. Jerusalem . Sale 49 - Part I: Books, Chassidism, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters. 393 lots

Wed. Jan. 20th
Grays Auctioneers. Cleveland, . William Richards Chromogenic Color Photographs. 421 lots
Kedem Auction. Jerusalem . Auction no. 49 - Part II - Bibles and Prayer Books, Manuscripts, Graphics and Ceremonial Art. 211 lots

Thu. Jan. 21st
RR Auction. Amherst. Autographs and Artifacts - Internet bidstart 1/14. 101 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 1/14. 195 lots

Fri. Jan. 22nd
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. Discovery - Books and Prints. 32 lots
Skinner. Boston. American and European Prints and Photography. 112 lots
Mid Hudson Auction Galleries. Cornwall-on-Hudson, . THE GILBERT JONAS LIBRARY SALE. - Online only. 237 lots
Sothebys. New York. Important Americana - Prints. 18 lots

Sat. Jan. 23rd
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Antiques and Accessories - Books and Prints. 23 lots
Nosbüsch & Stucke. Berlin. Books. 859 lots
Case Antiques, Inc.. Knoxville. Case Winter Art and Antiques Auction. 57 lots
Mid Hudson Auction Galleries. Cornwall-on-Hudson, . Estate Sale - Prints, Books. - Online only. 53 lots

Sun. Jan. 24th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 1/17.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 1/17.
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books.

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