Auction Update Review

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27 Auctions Archived this week, 22 Upcoming

For the week ended Saturday March 19th 27 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Database:  8 denominated in euros, 6 in British pounds, and 13 in US dollars.  Turnover was $10,849,934 as 12,698 lots were offered and 7,710 sold for a 61% success rate.  Sales were a bit spotty, - political unrest in Europe and Trumpism in the United States, the logical culprits. 

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4 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Christies
Prints and Multiples on March 15th: $2,798,145 
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen
Books and Prints on February 20th: $1,340,180 
Tajan.
 Comics on March 12th: $1,245,547 
Bonhams
Fine Books and Manuscripts on March 16th: $1,157,362 

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


Winter Associates
March Sale - Prints and Books on March 14th: 157.34% 
Sothebys
Made in Britain on March 16th: 125.62% 
Bonhams
Fine Books and Manuscripts on March 16th: 116.58% 
Bloomsbury Philobiblon
Antiquarian and Rare Books on March 12th: 112.62% 


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

Heritage Auctions
Rare Books - Internet bidstart 3/10 on March 17th: 100.00% 
National Book Auctions
Books on March 6th: 100.00% 
Alaska Auction
Prints, Books on March 11th: 100.00% 
Heritage Auctions
Comics - Internet bidstart 3/6 on March 13th: 99.75% 
Heritage Auctions
Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 3/6 on March 13th: 96.94% 
Heritage Auctions
Texana on March 12th: 92.14% 
Bonhams
Fine Books and Manuscripts on March 16th: 91.72% 
Sothebys
Made in Britain on March 16th: 88.46% 
Northeast Auctions
Portsmouth Weekend Auction - Books and Prints on March 6th: 88.43% 
Bruun Rasmussen
Prints on March 15th: 80.65% 
Robert Siegel Galleries
The Steven Walske Collection of US-France Transatlantic Mail on March 16th: 80.47% 


27 total sales reported this week: 

Bloomsbury Auctions
Autographs, Memorabilia and Vintage Posters on March 18th: 47.78% 
Heritage Auctions
Rare Books - Internet bidstart 3/10 on March 17th: 100.00% 
Winter Associates
March Sale - Prints and Books on March 14th: 72.00% 
National Book Auctions
Books on March 6th: 100.00% 
Alaska Auction
Prints, Books on March 11th: 100.00% 
Bloomsbury Auctions
20th Century Books and Works on Paper on March 17th: 76.53% 
Robert Siegel Galleries
The Steven Walske Collection of US-France Transatlantic Mail on March 16th: 80.47% 
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen
Books and Prints on February 20th: 51.60% 
The Written Word Autographs
Authentic Autographs - Entertainers on February 4th: 21.68% 
Bonhams
Fine Books and Manuscripts on March 16th: 91.72% 
Neret Minet and Tessier
Marine, Voyages on March 8th: 59.80% 
Auctionata
Art of the 20th and 21st Century - Prints on March 14th: 49.00% 
Auctionata
German Art of the 20th Century - with Friedrich Ludwig Collection on March 14th: 33.73% 
Bruun Rasmussen
Prints on March 15th: 80.65% 
Tajan
Comics on March 12th: 49.07% 
Christies
Prints and Multiples on March 15th: 61.85% 
Sothebys.
 Made in Britain on March 16th: 88.46% 
Sothebys
Contemporary Curated - Prints on March 15th: 73.33% 
Michaans Auctions
March Estate Auction on March 12th: 62.07% 
AntiquarianAuctions.com
Rare Books - Internet bidstart 3/3 on March 10th: 35.61% 
Bloomsbury Philobiblon
Antiquarian and Rare Books on March 12th: 66.23% 
RR Auction
Fine Autograph & Artifact Auction - Internet bidstart 2/19 on March 9th: 61.65% 
Northeast Auctions
Portsmouth Weekend Auction - Books and Prints on March 6th: 88.43% 
Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH
Special Auction: Rare Books on March 11th: 46.98% 
Heritage Auctions
Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 3/6 on March 13th: 96.94% 
Heritage Auctions
Comics - Internet bidstart 3/6 on March 13th: 99.75% 
Heritage Auctions
Texana on March 12th: 92.14% 

The Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Tajan Tintin, le sceptre d'Ottokar on March 12th Actual price: USD $910,244.
  2. Christies Andy Mouse on March 15th Actual price: USD $147,345.
  3. Christies Quelques aspects de la vie de Paris on March 15th Actual price: USD $121,965.
  4. Christies Chanel, from: Ads on March 15th Actual price: USD $121,965.
  5. Christies Minotaure caressant une dormeuse, from: La Suite Vollard on March 15th Actual price: USD $121,965.
  6. Christies Paysages et Interieurs the complete set of 13 on March 15th Actual price: USD $121,965.
  7. Christies Le Repas Frugal, from: La Suite des Saltimbanques on March 15th Actual price: USD $105,045.
  8. Sothebys GARDEN IN WINTER (F. 97) on March 16th Actual price: USD $84,600.
  9. Christies Queen Elizabeth II, from: Reigning Queens on March 15th Actual price: USD $84,600.
  10. Robert Siegel Galleries SOUTHN. LETTER UNPAID. on March 16th Actual price: USD $80,000.
  11. Christies Hollywood on March 15th Actual price: USD $70,500.
  12. Bloomsbury Philobiblon Hypnerotomachia Poliphili on March 12th Actual price: USD $63,314.
  13. Robert Siegel Galleries 5c Red Brown (12). on March 16th Actual price: USD $62,500.
  14. Christies Faune devoilant une femme, from: La Suite Vollard on March 15th Actual price: USD $61,688.
  15. Christies Diables rossant Anges et Archanges on March 15th Actual price: USD $61,688.
  16. Christies Nemesis on March 15th Actual price: USD $59,925.
  17. Tajan La quête de l'oiseau du temps, La conque de Ramor on March 12th Actual price: USD $59,052.
  18. Bonhams The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine: presenting an exact geography of the Kingdomes of England on March 16th Actual price: USD $56,400.
  19. Christies Tete de face (Portrait de Marie-Therese de face) on March 15th Actual price: USD $56,400.
  20. Christies L'Anglais au Moulin Rouge brush and spatter on March 15th Actual price: USD $56,400.
  21. Sothebys DAISY on March 15th Actual price: USD $54,638.
  22. Sothebys PSALM: BENEDICTUS DOMINUS; AND PSALM: EXAUDI DOMINE on March 16th Actual price: USD $52,875.
  23. Bonhams The Birds of Great Britain on March 16th Actual price: USD $52,875.
  24. Christies Untitled (Ernok) on March 15th Actual price: USD $52,875.
  25. Christies Untitled (Head) on March 15th Actual price: USD $52,875.



For the week ahead 22 sales are scheduled.

Mon. Mar. 21st
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 54 lots
Adams Amsterdam Auctions. Amsterdam. Photographs. 206 lots
Adams Amsterdam Auctions. Amsterdam. Paul Blanca Photographs. 72 lots

Tue. Mar. 22nd
Sothebys. London. Prints and Multiples. 152 lots
Henri Godts Books and Prints Auctions. Bruxelles . Antiquarian Books. 455 lots
Tooveys. West Sussex. Postcards, Topographical Books. 384 lots
Christies. New York. First Open/Home - Prints. 72 lots
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Old Master Prints. 51 lots
Lyon and Turnbull. Edinburgh. Asian Art - Books and Prints. 14 lots

Wed. Mar. 23rd
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Exeter. Books, Maps, Prints. 701 lots
Bonhams. London. Prints and Multiples. 322 lots
Tooveys. West Sussex. Prints. 6 lots
Auctionata. New York. The Superhero Sale. 56 lots

Thu. Mar. 24th
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Books in All Fields with Illustrated & Children's Books. 764 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Bibliophile. 397 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 3/17. 373 lots

Fri. Mar. 25th
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. Books, Manuscripts, Prints, etc..

Sat. Mar. 26th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters. 1192 lots
Vermot de Pas. Paris. Collection of an Amateur : Comic Strips and Original Boards, 3D, Japanese Animation.
OSENAT. FONTAINEBLEAU. Spirit of the 20th Century.

Sun. Mar. 27th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 3/20.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 3/20.

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