Auction Update Review

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Arader Jan 30th Auction.
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25 Auctions Upcoming, 22 Archived this Week

For the week ended Saturday January 24th 22 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Database; 2 denominated in euros, 3 in British pounds, 1 Mexican pesos, and 16 in US Dollars.  For the week 5,218 lots were offered and 3,943 sold for a 76% success rate.  Turnover was $2,672,898.

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

SothebysOf Royal and Noble Descent Including Works of Art from Palazzo Sacchetti, Rome on January 19th: 309.70% 
Cowans AuctionsAmerican History - Online bidstart 1/7 on January 18th: 125.89% 
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood2-Day Fine Art Sale - Prints on January 20th: 103.70% 


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

Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersEnglish, Continental, Asian & Ethnographic Furniture, Decorations & Art - Prints on January 15th: 100.00% 
Alaska AuctionJanuary 16th Auction - Books, Prints on January 16th: 100.00% 
Alaska AuctionPrints on January 15th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 1/10 on January 17th: 99.41% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 1/10 on January 17th: 98.61% 
Cowans AuctionsAmerican History - Online bidstart 1/7 on January 18th: 98.38% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 1/14 on January 21st: 95.38% 
SothebysOf Royal and Noble Descent Including Works of Art from Palazzo Sacchetti, Rome on January 19th: 94.12% 
Lancaster Mennonite Historical SocietyRare, Out of Print and Used Books on January 8th: 91.72% 
Clars Auction GalleryPrints, Books, Maps on January 17th: 91.46% 
Brunk AuctionsBooks, Prints on January 16th: 89.47% 
SkinnerAmerican and European Prints and Photography on January 22nd: 87.50% 
Knotty Pine Auction ServiceAntique and Estate Book Sale on November 7th: 80.92% 


22 total sales reported this week: 

Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood2-Day Fine Art Sale - Prints on January 20th: 70.37% 
Gonnelli Casa DAstePrints on December 12th: 41.70% 
SkinnerAmerican and European Prints and Photography on January 22nd: 87.50% 
Keys Fine Arts AuctioneersBooks on January 18th: 65.91% 
Alaska AuctionJanuary 16th Auction - Books, Prints on January 16th: 100.00% 
Alaska AuctionPrints on January 15th: 100.00% 
Lancaster Mennonite Historical SocietyRare, Out of Print and Used Books on January 8th: 91.72% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 1/14 on January 21st: 95.38% 
Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersEnglish, Continental, Asian & Ethnographic Furniture, Decorations & Art - Prints on January 15th: 100.00% 
AuctionataCutting Edge: Pop and Contemporary Art for Beginning Collectors on January 19th: 52.99% 
Winter AssociatesJanuary Sale on January 18th: 62.96% 
Cowans AuctionsAmerican History - Online bidstart 1/7 on January 18th: 98.38% 
Morton Casa de SubastasBooks and Old Documents on January 19th: 47.44% 
SothebysOf Royal and Noble Descent Including Works of Art from Palazzo Sacchetti, Rome on January 19th: 94.12% 
RR AuctionAutographs and Artifacts - Internet bidstart 12/18 on January 13th: 58.58% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on January 19th: 72.53% 
Brunk AuctionsBooks, Prints on January 16th: 89.47% 
Clars Auction GalleryPrints, Books, Maps on January 17th: 91.46% 
Clars Auction GalleryPrints on January 16th: 57.40% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 1/10 on January 17th: 99.41% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 1/10 on January 17th: 98.61% 
Knotty Pine Auction ServiceAntique and Estate Book Sale on November 7th: 80.92% 

The Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys A RARE DUTCH 21½IN TERRESTRIAL GLOBE BY JACOB FLORIS VAN LANGREN AND ARNOLD FLORIS VAN LANGREN, WITH A DEDICATION TO THE COUNCIL AND THE PEOPLE OF THE CITY OF ZWOLLE on January 19th Actual price: USD $88,750.
  2. RR Auction Declaration of Independence Force print on January 13th Actual price: USD $50,684.
  3. Sothebys ATLAS. on January 19th Actual price: USD $49,700.
  4. Skinner 25 Cats Name[d] Sam and One Blue Pussy on January 22nd Actual price: USD $49,200.
  5. Skinner Mick Jagger on January 22nd Actual price: USD $45,510.
  6. Brunk Auctions Femme assis (Dora Maar) on January 16th Actual price: USD $30,680.
  7. RR Auction Thomas Paine ALS on January 13th Actual price: USD $30,202.
  8. RR Auction Pennsylvania: George Taylor Partial DS on January 13th Actual price: USD $28,554.
  9. RR Auction James Potter Saber with Scabbard Saber with scabbard on January 13th Actual price: USD $26,100.
  10. RR Auction Frederic Chopin on January 13th Actual price: USD $24,511.
  11. RR Auction Bruce Lee SP on January 13th Actual price: USD $24,500.
  12. Morton Casa de Subastas Views of Ancient Monuments in Central America, Chiapas and Yucatan. on January 19th Actual price: USD $24,000.
  13. RR Auction South Carolina: Arthur Middleton Sheet music on January 13th Actual price: USD $22,051.
  14. RR Auction John Adams LS on January 13th Actual price: USD $20,247.
  15. Skinner Night Shadow on January 22nd Actual price: USD $17,220.
  16. Auctionata Ten Portraits of Jews on January 19th Actual price: USD $16,250.
  17. Skinner Le square de Paris on January 22nd Actual price: USD $14,760.
  18. RR Auction Marilyn Monroe SP on January 13th Actual price: USD $14,650.
  19. RR Auction Negro Folk Songs as Sung by Lead Belly by John A. and Alan Lomax. on January 13th Actual price: USD $14,088.
  20. RR Auction Georgia: Lyman Hall ALS on January 13th Actual price: USD $14,088.
  21. RR Auction Buddy Holly SP on January 13th Actual price: USD $12,647.
  22. Skinner Le magicien de Paris I on January 22nd Actual price: USD $12,300.
  23. Skinner Chicken 'n Dumplings on January 22nd Actual price: USD $12,300.
  24. RR Auction Confederate LeMat Revolver Revolver on January 13th Actual price: USD $11,004.
  25. Skinner Und führe uns nicht in Versuchung on January 22nd Actual price: USD $10,455.


For the week ahead 25 sales are scheduled: 


Mon. Jan. 25th 
Auctionata. Berlin. Treasures of Asian Art - Woodblock Prints. 70 lots 
Freemans. Philadelphia. European Art and Old Masters - Prints
Skinner. Boston. Fine Art - Prints Online Bidstart 1/19. 66 lots 
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Books, Maps and Ephemera. 492 lots 
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 76 lots 
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Antiques and Interiors - Books and Pictures. 59 lots 

Tue. Jan. 26th 
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Exeter. Antiques and Interiors - Books and Pictures. 26 lots 
Auctionata. Berlin. Art of Nature: Prints by Selected Masters. 74 lots 
Auctionata. Berlin. Portraits - People as Seen by Artists. 176 lots 

Wed. Jan. 27th 
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Books and Prints
Tooveys. West Sussex. Prints. 37 lots 
Doyle New York. New York. Books and Prints. 42 lots 
Auctionata. Berlin. Abstract Art - Prints. 73 lots 
Auctionata. Berlin. Shapes, Colors, Symbols. 87 lots 

Thu. Jan. 28th 
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Cape Town. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 1/21. 442 lots 
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. Autographs - Manuscripts. 302 lots 
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Americana - Travel & Exploration - Cartography - African & Asian Americana. 695 lots 
Swann Galleries. New York. Illustration Art
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 1/21. 195 lots 
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Market Place - Prints. 169 lots 

Fri. Jan. 29th 
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. Ancient and Modern Photographs. 297 lots 

Sat. Jan. 30th 
OSENAT. FONTAINEBLEAU. Automobilia
Arader Galleries. New York City. Natural History Works on Paper, Historic Maps, Rare Books and Audubon's Birds of America and Quadrup

Sun. Jan. 31st 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 1/24
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 1/24

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <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
  • <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>