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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

Bruce McKinney

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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>19th Century Shop’s Catalog 170 Great Books and Photos. Please inquire for a copy.</b>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Exodus 10:10 to 16:15. Complete Biblical scroll sheet in Hebrew, a Torah scroll panel. Middle East, ca. 10th or 11th century.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Copernicus Refuted. (Astronomy.). Scientific manuscript of a course of studies at Collège de la Trinité, Lyon. 1660s.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Israel’s War of Independence and the Early Days of the IDF. 58 photographs presented to Israel Ber, IDF officer and later convicted spy.
    <b>19th Century Shop’s Catalog 170 Great Books and Photos. Please inquire for a copy.</b>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Early Unpublished Darwin letter on the races of man. Autograph Letter Signed [to Henry Denny]. Down, Kent, June 1, [1844].
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Classic Image of American Slavery. Kimball, M. H. <i>Emancipated Slaves</i>. New York: George Hanks, 1863.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> (Underground Railroad.) Scaggs, Isaac. Important Runaway Slave Poster: $500 Reward Ran away, or decoyed from the subscriber…
  • <b>Bonhams, inviting consignments for Sep 27:</b> Newton. <i>Philosophiae naturalis principia mathematica</i>. London, 1687.
    <b>Bonhams, inviting consignments for Sep 27:</b> Josephus. <i>De antiquitate Judaica.</i> Lubeck, 1475-76.
    <b>Bonhams, inviting consignments for Sep 27:</b> Carlerius. <i>Sporta fragmentorum, Sportula fragmentorum</i>. Brussels, 1478-79.
    <b>Bonhams, inviting consignments for Sep 27:</b> Fridolin. <i>Der Schatzbehalter</i>. Nuremberg, 1491.
    <b>Bonhams, inviting consignments for Sep 27:</b> Pinder. <i>Der beschlossen gart des rosenkrantz marie</i>. Nuremberg, 1505.
    <b>Bonhams, inviting consignments for Sep 27:</b> Isidorus Hispalensis. <i>Synonyma de Homine</i>. Nuremberg, 1470-71.
    <b>Bonhams, inviting consignments for Sep 27:</b> Durer. Sammelband including <i>Underweysung der messing</i>. Nuremberg, 1525-29.
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    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14: 19th & 20th Century Literature</b>
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