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17 Auctions Archived, 30 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 12 March 17 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub database; 6 denominated in euros, 2 in British pounds, and 9 in US dollars.  Turnover was $8,400,040 as 5,930 lots were offered and 5,086 sold for an 86% success rate.  It was another good week in the rooms.

4 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Swann Galleries19th and 20th Century Prints and Drawings on March 8th: $2,530,828 
ChristiesLinley Hall, Shropshire Library on March 9th: $1,649,250 
PBA GalleriesRare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages: The Warren Heckrotte Collection, Part III - Filling in the on March 10th: $1,470,641 
BonhamsLibrary of the Late Hugh Selbourne, M.D. - Part 2 on March 8th: $1,182,186 

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

BonhamsLibrary of the Late Hugh Selbourne, M.D. - Part 2 on March 8th: 188.38% 
PBA GalleriesRare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages: The Warren Heckrotte Collection, Part III - Filling in the on March 10th: 170.99% 
FerratonBooks and Prints on February 26th: 149.36% 
ChristiesLinley Hall, Shropshire Library on March 9th: 147.86% 
Treadway Toomey Auctions20th Century Art and Design - Prints on March 5th: 111.68% 
ALDE19th Century Collection of Books on March 4th: 108.98% 
Marc van de Wiele AuctionsJudaica, Architecture, Avant-garde, Literature on March 5th: 100.61% 


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

Alaska AuctionBooks, Prints on March 5th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 2/28 on March 6th: 99.88% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 3/3 on March 10th: 98.29% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 2/28 on March 6th: 98.23% 
BonhamsLibrary of the Late Hugh Selbourne, M.D. - Part 2 on March 8th: 97.26% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 2/25 on March 3rd: 95.70% 
ChristiesLinley Hall, Shropshire Library on March 9th: 92.13% 
Treadway Toomey Auctions20th Century Art and Design - Prints on March 5th: 86.89% 
PBA GalleriesRare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages: The Warren Heckrotte Collection, Part III - Filling in the on March 10th: 86.63% 
FerratonBooks and Prints on February 26th: 83.33% 
ALDE19th Century Collection of Books on March 4th: 82.05% 


17 total sales reported this week: 

Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 3/3 on March 10th: 98.29% 
Treadway Toomey Auctions20th Century Art and Design - Prints on March 5th: 86.89% 
PBA GalleriesRare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages: The Warren Heckrotte Collection, Part III - Filling in the on March 10th: 86.63% 
Alaska AuctionBooks, Prints on March 5th: 100.00% 
FerratonBooks and Prints on February 26th: 83.33% 
Grays AuctioneersBooks and Prints on March 2nd: 37.93% 
ChristiesLinley Hall, Shropshire Library on March 9th: 92.13% 
Swann Galleries19th and 20th Century Prints and Drawings on March 8th: 71.69% 
BonhamsLibrary of the Late Hugh Selbourne, M.D. - Part 2 on March 8th: 97.26% 
Bruun RasmussenModern and Contemporary Prints on March 9th: 57.69% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on March 8th: 77.78% 
ALDE19th Century Collection of Books on March 4th: 82.05% 
ALDELibrary of Michel Weber on March 4th: 44.83% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 2/28 on March 6th: 99.88% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 2/28 on March 6th: 98.23% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 2/25 on March 3rd: 95.70% 
Marc van de Wiele AuctionsJudaica, Architecture, Avant-garde, Literature on March 5th: 75.26% 

The Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Christies Le chevalier délibéré, illuminated manuscript on vellum on March 9th Actual price: USD $719,230.
  2. Christies Mondus novus. on March 9th Actual price: USD $216,550.
  3. Bonhams Two Treatises of Government: In the Former, the False Principles, and Foundation of Sir Robert Filmer, and his Followers, Are Detected and Overthrown. The Latter is an Essay Concerning the True Original, Exetent, and End of Civil Government, on March 8th Actual price: USD $156,910.
  4. Christies The Generall History of Virginia, New-England, and the Summer Isles: with the names of the Adventurers, Planters, and Governours from their first beginning An°. 1584 to this present 1626. on March 9th Actual price: USD $148,390.
  5. Swann Galleries La Danse on March 8th Actual price: USD $93,750.
  6. Swann Galleries Fly Fishing, Saranac Lake on March 8th Actual price: USD $87,500.
  7. Christies The Boke of Conforte agaynste all Tribulacions. on March 9th Actual price: USD $71,000.
  8. Bonhams The Zoology of the Voyage of H.M.S. Beagle, Under the Command of Captain Fitzroy, during the Years 1832 to 1836, parts 1- 4 (of 5, comprising: Fossil Mammalia; Mammalia; Birds; Fish) on March 8th Actual price: USD $71,000.
  9. Christies Noctes Atticae. on March 9th Actual price: USD $62,125.
  10. Swann Galleries Grande natura morta con la lampada a petrolio on March 8th Actual price: USD $54,600.
  11. Swann Galleries Shadow Dance on March 8th Actual price: USD $47,500.
  12. Swann Galleries Torse d'homme, vu de dos on March 8th Actual price: USD $45,000.
  13. Swann Galleries Buste au corsage à carreaux on March 8th Actual price: USD $42,500.
  14. Ferraton La Poupée. on February 26th Actual price: USD $40,875.
  15. Swann Galleries Bearded Man's Wife on March 8th Actual price: USD $37,500.
  16. Swann Galleries The Mythology on March 8th Actual price: USD $35,000.
  17. Swann Galleries Night Shadows on March 8th Actual price: USD $35,000.
  18. Christies Britannia, Volume the First: or, an Illustration of the Kingdom of England and Dominion of Wales. on March 9th Actual price: USD $30,175.
  19. Christies The first Booke of the Historie of the Discoverie and Conquest of the East Indias, enterprised by the Portingales ... now translated into English by N[icholas] L[ichfield]. on March 9th Actual price: USD $30,175.
  20. Swann Galleries Petit Intérieur Bleu on March 8th Actual price: USD $30,000.
  21. Swann Galleries Petit Buste de Femme (Portrait de Jacqueline en Robe Imprimée) on March 8th Actual price: USD $30,000.
  22. Swann Galleries The Pool-Player on March 8th Actual price: USD $30,000.
  23. Christies Les Ruines des plus beaux monuments de la Grèce. on March 9th Actual price: USD $28,400.
  24. Swann Galleries Lithographie Blau on March 8th Actual price: USD $27,500.
  25. Swann Galleries L'Espagnole à la Mantille on March 8th Actual price: USD $27,500.

 

For the week ahead 30 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Mar. 14th
Winter Associates. Plainville, CT . March Sale - Prints and Books. 25 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Art of the 20th and 21st Century - Prints. 100 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. German Art of the 20th Century - with Friedrich Ludwig Collection. 83 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 62 lots

Tue. Mar. 15th
Christies. London - King Street. Prints and Multiples. 172 lots
Sothebys. London. Contemporary Curated - Prints. 30 lots

Wed. Mar. 16th
Bonhams. London. Fine Books and Manuscripts. 302 lots
Sothebys. London. Made in Britain. 104 lots
Robert Siegel Galleries. New York. The Steven Walske Collection of US-France Transatlantic Mail. 128 lots

Thu. Mar. 17th
Aguttes. Neuilly-sur-Seine . Antiquarian Books. 40 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. 20th Century Books and Works on Paper. 277 lots
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Books. 235 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 3/10. 200 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. The Presidential Collection of Everett Fisher - Internet bidstart 3/10. 99 lots
25 Blythe Road. LONDON. British & Continental Pictures & Prints and Photographs Sale. 117 lots

Fri. Mar. 18th
Venator and Hanstein. Köln . Books, Prints and Drawings, Autographs. 776 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Autographs, Memorabilia and Vintage Posters. 203 lots
Robert Siegel Galleries. New York. United States Revenues incl. Hunting Permits. 47 lots

Sat. Mar. 19th
Addison and Sarova. Macon. Rare Books. 202 lots
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints.
Venator and Hanstein. Köln . Modern and Contemporary Prints and Drawings; Modern Illustrated Books. 548 lots
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Books. 298 lots
Rachel Davis Fine Arts. Cleveland. Fine Art - Prints.
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Autographs. 48 lots
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Photography. 114 lots
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Old Master Prints. 51 lots

Sun. Mar. 20th
Grogan and Company. Dedham. The March Auction - Books and Prints. 12 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 3/13.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 3/13.
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints. 62 lots

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The Arader Galleries Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Christies Le chevalier délibéré, illuminated manuscript on vellum on March 9th Actual price: USD $719,230.
  2. Christies Mondus novus. on March 9th Actual price: USD $216,550.
  3. Bonhams Two Treatises of Government: In the Former, the False Principles, and Foundation of Sir Robert Filmer, and his Followers, Are Detected and Overthrown. The Latter is an Essay Concerning the True Original, Exetent, and End of Civil Government, on March 8th Actual price: USD $156,910.
  4. Christies The Generall History of Virginia, New-England, and the Summer Isles: with the names of the Adventurers, Planters, and Governours from their first beginning An°. 1584 to this present 1626. on March 9th Actual price: USD $148,390.
  5. Swann Galleries La Danse on March 8th Actual price: USD $93,750.
  6. Swann Galleries Fly Fishing, Saranac Lake on March 8th Actual price: USD $87,500.
  7. Christies The Boke of Conforte agaynste all Tribulacions. on March 9th Actual price: USD $71,000.
  8. Bonhams The Zoology of the Voyage of H.M.S. Beagle, Under the Command of Captain Fitzroy, during the Years 1832 to 1836, parts 1- 4 (of 5, comprising: Fossil Mammalia; Mammalia; Birds; Fish) on March 8th Actual price: USD $71,000.
  9. Christies Noctes Atticae. on March 9th Actual price: USD $62,125.
  10. Swann Galleries Grande natura morta con la lampada a petrolio on March 8th Actual price: USD $54,600.
  11. Swann Galleries Shadow Dance on March 8th Actual price: USD $47,500.
  12. Swann Galleries Torse d'homme, vu de dos on March 8th Actual price: USD $45,000.
  13. Swann Galleries Buste au corsage à carreaux on March 8th Actual price: USD $42,500.
  14. Ferraton La Poupée. on February 26th Actual price: USD $40,875.
  15. Swann Galleries Bearded Man's Wife on March 8th Actual price: USD $37,500.
  16. Swann Galleries The Mythology on March 8th Actual price: USD $35,000.
  17. Swann Galleries Night Shadows on March 8th Actual price: USD $35,000.
  18. Christies Britannia, Volume the First: or, an Illustration of the Kingdom of England and Dominion of Wales. on March 9th Actual price: USD $30,175.
  19. Christies The first Booke of the Historie of the Discoverie and Conquest of the East Indias, enterprised by the Portingales ... now translated into English by N[icholas] L[ichfield]. on March 9th Actual price: USD $30,175.
  20. Swann Galleries Petit Intérieur Bleu on March 8th Actual price: USD $30,000.
  21. Swann Galleries Petit Buste de Femme (Portrait de Jacqueline en Robe Imprimée) on March 8th Actual price: USD $30,000.
  22. Swann Galleries The Pool-Player on March 8th Actual price: USD $30,000.
  23. Christies Les Ruines des plus beaux monuments de la Grèce. on March 9th Actual price: USD $28,400.
  24. Swann Galleries Lithographie Blau on March 8th Actual price: USD $27,500.
  25. Swann Galleries L'Espagnole à la Mantille on March 8th Actual price: USD $27,500.



  • <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.
  • <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