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Bonhams Feb 14th Auction.
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AuctionAta February 9th.
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14 Auctions Archived, 21 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 7 February 14 auctions were archived to the RBH Database; 6 denominated in euros, 1 in British pounds, and 7 in US dollars.  Turnover was $4,981,884 as 4,282 lots were offered and 3,446 sold for an 80% success rate.  Strength has begun to reappear.

2 auctions saw sale proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Arader GalleriesNatural History Works on Paper, Historic Maps, Rare Books and Audubon's Birds of America and Quadrup on January 30th: $1,724,963 
Swann GalleriesPrinted and Manuscript Americana on February 4th: $1,051,127 

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

Dominic Winter Book AuctionsThe Bookshop Sale on February 3rd: 209.51% 
De Baecque and AssociesAncient and Modern Photographs on January 29th: 126.75% 
Swann GalleriesPrinted and Manuscript Americana on February 4th: 107.65% 

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

Dominic Winter Book AuctionsThe Bookshop Sale on February 3rd: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 1/24 on January 31st: 99.40% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 1/24 on January 31st: 99.33% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 1/28 on February 4th: 95.05% 
Arader GalleriesNatural History Works on Paper, Historic Maps, Rare Books and Audubon's Birds of America and Quadrup on January 30th: 91.70% 
Swann GalleriesPrinted and Manuscript Americana on February 4th: 90.12% 
Kedem AuctionAuction no. 49 - Part II - Bibles and Prayer Books, Manuscripts, Graphics and Ceremonial Art on January 20th: 87.68% 
Kedem AuctionSale 49 - Part I: Books, Chassidism, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters on January 19th: 84.99% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on February 2nd: 80.36% 

14 total sales reported this week: 

Minerva Auctions RomaBooks, Autographs and Prints - Part 3 on February 4th: 40.30% 
Minerva Auctions RomaBooks, Autographs and Prints - Part 2 on February 3rd: 44.75% 
Minerva Auctions RomaBooks, Autographs and Prints on February 3rd: 55.49% 
Swann GalleriesPrinted and Manuscript Americana on February 4th: 90.12% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 1/28 on February 4th: 95.05% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsThe Bookshop Sale on February 3rd: 100.00% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on February 2nd: 80.36% 
De Baecque and AssociesAncient and Modern Photographs on January 29th: 71.72% 
De Baecque and AssociesAutographs - Manuscripts on January 28th: 55.63% 
Kedem AuctionAuction no. 49 - Part II - Bibles and Prayer Books, Manuscripts, Graphics and Ceremonial Art on January 20th: 87.68% 
Kedem AuctionSale 49 - Part I: Books, Chassidism, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters on January 19th: 84.99% 
Arader GalleriesNatural History Works on Paper, Historic Maps, Rare Books and Audubon's Birds of America and Quadrup on January 30th: 91.70% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 1/24 on January 31st: 99.40% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 1/24 on January 31st: 99.33% 

 

The Arader Galleries Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Swann Galleries The Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs of the Old and New-Testament . for the Use, Edification, and Comfort of the Saints in Publick and Private; Especially in New-England. on February 4th Actual price: USD $221,000.
  2. Arader Galleries Carolina Parrot, Plate 26 on January 30th Actual price: USD $170,800.
  3. Arader Galleries Ivory-Billed Woodpecker, Plate 66 on January 30th Actual price: USD $122,000.
  4. Swann Galleries The Federalist: A Collection of Essays Written in Favour of the New Constitution. on February 4th Actual price: USD $87,500.
  5. Minerva Auctions Roma Incoronazione di S.M.I.R.A. Ferdinando a Re del regno Lombardo-Veneto - Ingresso solenne delle LL.MM....nella Città di Milano on February 3rd Actual price: USD $84,000.
  6. Arader Galleries Wild Turkey (Male), Plate 1 on January 30th Actual price: USD $79,300.
  7. Arader Galleries Liber chronicarum [NUREMBERG CHRONICLE] on January 30th Actual price: USD $53,125.
  8. Arader Galleries Wild Turkey (Female), Plate 6 on January 30th Actual price: USD $51,850.
  9. Swann Galleries Observations sur la Virginie. on February 4th Actual price: USD $47,500.
  10. Minerva Auctions Roma Carteggio on February 3rd Actual price: USD $44,800.
  11. Minerva Auctions Roma Raccolta di varie decorazioni sceniche inventate ed eseguite per il R. Teatro alla Scala on February 3rd Actual price: USD $42,000.
  12. Arader Galleries Sharea robusta (223) on January 30th Actual price: USD $39,650.
  13. Arader Galleries Epidendrum Aepellsedes (204) on January 30th Actual price: USD $39,650.
  14. Kedem Auction Illustrated Parchment Manuscript - Seder Brit Milah and Pidyon HaBen - Mohel Book (Pinkas Milah) - London, 1840 on January 20th Actual price: USD $39,360.
  15. Swann Galleries $100,000 Reward! The Murderer of our Late Beloved President, Abraham Lincoln, is Still at Large. on February 4th Actual price: USD $37,500.
  16. Arader Galleries Shorea Talura (225) on January 30th Actual price: USD $36,600.
  17. Arader Galleries Ariza sativa (203) on January 30th Actual price: USD $36,600.
  18. Arader Galleries Flemingia prostrata (201) on January 30th Actual price: USD $36,600.
  19. Arader Galleries Convolvulus malabaricus (57) on January 30th Actual price: USD $36,600.
  20. Arader Galleries Americae Pars Borealis, Florida, Baccalaos... on January 30th Actual price: USD $35,380.
  21. Swann Galleries Latter Day Saints' Messenger and Advocate. on February 4th Actual price: USD $35,000.
  22. Arader Galleries A Map of the Most Inhabited part of New England... on January 30th Actual price: USD $33,550.
  23. Swann Galleries Disputatio Geographica de Vero Californiae. on February 4th Actual price: USD $32,500.
  24. Arader Galleries Theatrum Orbis Terrarum. - Parergon in quo Veteris on January 30th Actual price: USD $30,500.
  25. Arader Galleries Ruffed Grouse, Plate 41 on January 30th Actual price: USD $30,500.


For the week ahead 21 sales are scheduled and fully searchable:

Mon. Feb. 8th
Rossini. Paris. Prints. 60 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 77 lots

Tue. Feb. 9th
Bonhams. London. Gentleman's Library Sale. 50 lots
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. Books. 310 lots
Auctionata. New York. Rare Books and Ephemera. 104 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Books. 204 lots
Potomack Company. Alexandria. Design Online Auction - Books, Prints. 20 lots

Wed. Feb. 10th
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autographs and Artifacts - bidstart 1/22. 1030 lots

Thu. Feb. 11th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 2/4. 200 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Vintage Posters. 584 lots

Fri. Feb. 12th
Copley Fine Art Auctions. Boston. Winter Auction - Fine Art Prints. 133 lots
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Books, Prints. 8 lots

Sat. Feb. 13th
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . February Estate Auction. 33 lots
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. Comic strips and Original Boards, 3D, Japanese Animation, Jean-Jacques Loup's Drawings Collection -.
Vermot de Pas. Paris. Comic strips and Original Boards, 3D, Japanese Animation, Jean Jacques Loup's Drawings Collection.
Thomaston Place Auction Galleries. Thomaston. Winter Auction - Day 1. 36 lots

Sun. Feb. 14th
Bonhams. Los Angeles. Fine Books and Manuscripts.
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Rare Books & Manuscripts - Sunday at Pasadena. 225 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 2/7.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 2/7.
Thomaston Place Auction Galleries. Thomaston. Winter Auction - Day 2. 75 lots

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 Mar 8:<br>Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Caius Julius Hyginus, <i>Poeticon Astronomicon,</i> first illustrated edition, Venice, 1482. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Giovanni Botero, <i>Le Relationi Universali... divise in Sette Parti</i>, Venice, 1618. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> <i>L'Escole des Filles</i>, likely third edition of the first work of pornographic fiction in French, 1676. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:<br>Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Illuminated Book of Hours in Latin on vellum, Flanders, early 16th century. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Johannes Regiomontanus, <i>Calendarium,</i> Venice, 1485. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Pedro de Medina, <i>Libro d[e] gra[n]dezas y cosas memorables de España,</i> Alcalá de Henares, 1566. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:<br>Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b><br>Luis de Lucena, <i>Arte de Ajedres,</i> Salamanca, circa 1496-97. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Andrés Serrano, <i>Los Siete Principes de los Ángeles, válidos de Rey del Cielo,</i> Spain, 1707. $800 to $1,200.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Johannes de Sacrobosco, <i>Sphaera mundi,</i> first illustrated edition, Venice, 1478. $15,000 to $20,000.
  • <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> A Rare 3-rotor German Enigma I Enciphering Machine. $70,000 to $90,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Important collection of correspondence between Werner Heisenberg and Bruno Rossi. $40,000 to $60,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Walt Whitman Autograph manuscript containing his thoughts on death. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> David Roberts. <i>Holy Land</i>. Six volumes. 1842-1849. First edition. $15,000 to $25,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Extensive collection of Ray Bradbury's primary works, most signed or inscribed. $15,000 to $20,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Peter Force. Declaration of Independence. $12,000 to $18,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Steinbeck. <i>Grapes of Wrath</i>. A fine copy of the first edition. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Lewis & Clark. <i>Travels to the Source of the Missouri River</i>... First English edition, extra-illustrated. 1814. $10,000 to 15,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Manuscript document signed by Nuno de Guzman relating to Hernan Cortes, 1528. $8,000 to $12,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> “Nos los inquisidores..." The first book in English printed West of the Mississippi. [1787]. $5,000 to $8,000.