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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 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