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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>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.