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Swann Galleries, March 8.
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Bloomsbury London: Thursday,
17 March 2016.

25 Auctions Archives, 20 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 5 March 25 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub primary database; 9 denominated in euros, 3 in British pounds, and 13 in US dollars.  Turnover was $4,539,897 as 4,688 lots were offered and 3,644 sold for a 78% success rate.  It was another strong week.

1 auction saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

ChristiesFirst Open: Editions on March 1st: $1,701,627 

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

RR AuctionFine Autographs and Artifacts - bidstart 2/11 on February 18th: 131.29% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPRINTED BOOKS, MAPS & PRINTS BIBLES, ANTIQUARIAN LITERATURE & SCIENCE A REGENCY LIBRARY M R JAMES & on March 2nd: 104.89% 

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

Rago Arts and Auctions20th C Decorative Arts and Design - Books and Prints - starts 2/26 on February 28th: 100.00% 
National Book AuctionsBooks on February 21st: 99.50% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 2/21 on February 28th: 99.21% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 2/21 on February 28th: 98.46% 
Heritage AuctionsAmericana, Political on February 27th: 96.38% 
Alaska AuctionBooks and Prints on February 27th: 94.12% 
Waverly AuctionsWOLVERTON COLLECTION: 2-18-2016 on February 18th: 93.08% 
SkinnerAmerican Furniture & Decorative Arts - Prints on February 27th: 88.89% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPRINTED BOOKS, MAPS & PRINTS BIBLES, ANTIQUARIAN LITERATURE & SCIENCE A REGENCY LIBRARY M R JAMES & on March 2nd: 84.93% 


25 total sales reported this week: 


Rago Arts and Auctions20th C Decorative Arts and Design - Books and Prints - starts 2/26 on February 28th: 100.00% 
Alaska AuctionBooks and Prints on February 27th: 94.12% 
AuctionataEditions on March 4th: 44.88% 
AuctionataWorks on Paper of the 20th and 21st Century on March 4th: 24.63% 
AuctionataAbstractionism - Prints on March 3rd: 26.09% 
AuctionataCollectibles and Post-War and Contemporary Art - Prints on March 3rd: 38.30% 
Waverly AuctionsWOLVERTON COLLECTION: 2-18-2016 on February 18th: 93.08% 
Bloomsbury AuctionsPhoto Opportunities on March 3rd: 43.69% 
PBA GalleriesRare Golf Books & Memorabilia on March 3rd: 69.20% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents on March 3rd: 71.19% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPRINTED BOOKS, MAPS & PRINTS BIBLES, ANTIQUARIAN LITERATURE & SCIENCE A REGENCY LIBRARY M R JAMES & on March 2nd: 84.93% 
RossiniTrip to the East on March 1st: 58.62% 
EldredsMarch Online Auction on March 1st: 34.78% 
AuctionataThe World on Paper - Classical Modern Works - Prints on March 2nd: 9.80% 
AuctionataBritish and American Art - Prints on February 29th: 12.50% 
AuctionataMade in Germany - Prints on February 29th: 36.67% 
ChristiesFirst Open: Editions on March 1st: 79.13% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on March 1st: 75.32% 
National Book AuctionsBooks on February 21st: 99.50% 
SkinnerAmerican Furniture & Decorative Arts - Prints on February 27th: 88.89% 
RR AuctionFine Autographs and Artifacts - bidstart 2/11 on February 18th: 55.47% 
EldredsWinter Market Auction - Prints and Books on February 27th: 76.00% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 2/21 on February 28th: 99.21% 
Heritage AuctionsAmericana, Political on February 27th: 96.38%
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 2/21 on February 28th: 98.46%

 

 

The Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. RR Auction Mario Puzo Archive on February 18th Actual price: USD $625,000.
  2. Christies Grevy's Zebra, from Endangered Species on March 1st Actual price: USD $52,500.
  3. Christies African Elephant, from Endangered Species on March 1st Actual price: USD $52,500.
  4. Christies Roman Notes VI, from Roman Notes on March 1st Actual price: USD $52,500.
  5. Christies Flowers: one plate on March 1st Actual price: USD $45,000.
  6. Christies Steel Drawing Sitting Nude Edition on March 1st Actual price: USD $43,750.
  7. Christies Ophelia cibachrome on March 1st Actual price: USD $40,000.
  8. Christies Blue Head on March 1st Actual price: USD $40,000.
  9. Heritage Auctions Douglas & Johnson: A Supreme Campaign Ribbon Rarity, the Key to this Iconic 1860 Set. on February 27th Actual price: USD $37,500.
  10. Christies Mao: one plate on March 1st Actual price: USD $32,500.
  11. Christies Guildenstern cibachrome on March 1st Actual price: USD $30,000.
  12. Christies Untitled on March 1st Actual price: USD $30,000.
  13. Auctionata Mädchen vor Hutladen on March 2nd Actual price: USD $26,160.
  14. Christies Loo Paper cibachrome on March 1st Actual price: USD $25,000.
  15. Christies Perrier on March 1st Actual price: USD $25,000.
  16. Christies Cow on March 1st Actual price: USD $23,750.
  17. Heritage Auctions Lincoln & Hamlin: Choice 1860 Jugate Ribbon with Brady Photos. on February 27th Actual price: USD $22,500.
  18. Christies Dr. Waldmann, from Expressionist Woodcuts on March 1st Actual price: USD $21,250.
  19. Christies Untitled (Purple) on March 1st Actual price: USD $20,000.
  20. Christies Hope in the Green Leaves on March 1st Actual price: USD $20,000.
  21. Christies Quene 1-AM on March 1st Actual price: USD $18,750.
  22. Christies Beginnings on March 1st Actual price: USD $18,750.
  23. Heritage Auctions Roosevelt & Fairbanks: The 1¾" "20th Century Club" Jugate, One of the Top Designs from the 1904 Election. on February 27th Actual price: USD $18,750.
  24. Christies Cow on March 1st Actual price: USD $17,500.
  25. Heritage Auctions William Henry Harrison: Gorgeous Pewter Rim Mirror. on February 27th Actual price: USD $17,500.



For the week ahead 20 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Mar. 7th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 72 lots

Tue. Mar. 8th
Bonhams. London. Library of the Late Hugh Selbourne, M.D. - Part 2. 474 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. 19th and 20th Century Prints and Drawings. 604 lots
Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers. Kilkenny. Fine Art Sale - Books and Prints. 15 lots
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. Marine, Voyages. 102 lots

Wed. Mar. 9th
Christies. London - King Street. Linley Hall, Shropshire Library. 88 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autograph & Artifact Auction - Internet bidstart 2/19. 798 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 26 lots

Thu. Mar. 10th
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Rare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages: The Warren Heckrotte Collection, Part III - Filling in the. 202 lots
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Cape Town. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 3/3. 351 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 3/3. 293 lots

Fri. Mar. 11th
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Lancaster. Rare, Out of Print and Used Books. 495 lots
Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH. Berlin-Schoneberg. Special Auction: Rare Books. 398 lots
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Prints, Books. 45 lots

Sat. Mar. 12th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Texana. 280 lots
Tajan. Paris. Comics. 161 lots
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . March Estate Auction. 29 lots
Bloomsbury Philobiblon. Rome. Antiquarian and Rare Books. 77 lots

Sun. Mar. 13th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 3/6.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 3/6.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

 

 

  • <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>
  • <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.