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32 Auctions Archived, 15 Upcoming

For the week ended Saturday 26 March 32 sales were archived to the Rare Book Hub database; 4 denominated in Swiss francs, 7 in euros, 8 in British pounds, and 13 in U.S. dollars.  Turnover was $10,047,793 as 7,458 lots were offered and 5,443 sold for a 73% success rate.  The world is unstable and bidders recently have been somewhat shy.  This too shall pass.

1 auction saw its total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

SothebysPrints and Multiples on March 22nd: $4,563,703

8 auctions saw total sales exceed 100% of the high estimates of all lots offered: 

AguttesAntiquarian Books on March 17th: 305.47% 
TooveysPrints on March 23rd: 199.52% 
Henri Godts Books and Prints AuctionsAntiquarian Books on March 22nd: 156.27% 
Lyon and TurnbullAsian Art - Books and Prints on March 22nd: 130.99% 
Koller AuctionsOld Master Prints on March 22nd: 123.18% 
SothebysPrints and Multiples on March 22nd: 112.54% 
RR AuctionThe Presidential Collection of Everett Fisher - Internet bidstart 3/10 on March 17th: 112.22% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on March 22nd: 100.56% 


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

Carlsen GalleryEarly March Antique Auction - Books and Prints on March 6th: 100.00% 
Robert Siegel GalleriesUnited States Revenues incl. Hunting Permits on March 18th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 3/13 on March 20th: 99.63% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 3/13 on March 20th: 97.86% 
TooveysPostcards, Topographical Books on March 22nd: 94.01% 
SothebysPrints and Multiples on March 22nd: 90.13% 
AguttesAntiquarian Books on March 17th: 87.50% 
Koller AuctionsOld Master Prints on March 22nd: 86.27% 
TooveysPrints on March 23rd: 83.33% 
Koller AuctionsAutographs on March 19th: 81.25% 
Keys Fine Arts AuctioneersBooks on March 17th: 80.85% 


32 auctions reported this week: 

PBA GalleriesFine Books in All Fields with Illustrated & Children's Books on March 24th: 72.25% 
Bloomsbury AuctionsBibliophile on March 24th: 73.05% 
AuctionataThe Superhero Sale on March 23rd: 39.29% 
TooveysPrints on March 23rd: 83.33% 
TooveysPostcards, Topographical Books on March 22nd: 94.01% 
Koller AuctionsOld Master Prints on March 22nd: 86.27% 
Koller AuctionsPhotography on March 19th: 61.40% 
Koller AuctionsAutographs on March 19th: 81.25% 
Koller AuctionsBooks on March 19th: 54.36% 
BonhamsPrints and Multiples on March 23rd: 53.42% 
Lyon and TurnbullAsian Art - Books and Prints on March 22nd: 78.57% 
AguttesAntiquarian Books on March 17th: 87.50% 
25 Blythe RoadBritish & Continental Pictures & Prints and Photographs Sale on March 17th: 21.37% 
RR AuctionThe Presidential Collection of Everett Fisher - Internet bidstart 3/10 on March 17th: 73.74% 
Henri Godts Books and Prints AuctionsAntiquarian Books on March 22nd: 72.97% 
SothebysPrints and Multiples on March 22nd: 90.13% 
Carlsen GalleryEarly March Antique Auction - Books and Prints on March 6th: 100.00% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on March 22nd: 79.63% 
Clars Auction GalleryPrints on March 20th: 62.90% 
Clars Auction GalleryPrints on March 19th: 79.84% 
Brunk AuctionsBooks, Prints on March 19th: 66.67% 
Adams Amsterdam AuctionsPaul Blanca Photographs on March 21st: 76.39% 
Adams Amsterdam AuctionsPhotographs on March 21st: 49.51% 
EldredsAntiques and Accessories - Books and Prints on March 19th: 60.00% 
ChristiesFirst Open/Home - Prints on March 22nd: 52.78% 
Keys Fine Arts AuctioneersBooks on March 17th: 80.85% 
Robert Siegel GalleriesUnited States Revenues incl. Hunting Permits on March 18th: 100.00% 
Alexander Historical AuctionsSpring 2016 Historical Militaria Day 1 on March 18th: 71.00% 
Venator and HansteinModern and Contemporary Prints and Drawings; Modern Illustrated Books on March 19th: 54.74% 
Venator and HansteinBooks, Prints and Drawings, Autographs on March 18th: 58.12% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 3/13 on March 20th: 99.63% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 3/13 on March 20th: 97.86% 

The Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys A LA RECHERCHE DU SHOE PERDU; AND SHOE AND LEG (F. & S. IV.69B - 85) on March 22nd Actual price: USD $416,060.
  2. Aguttes Entomologie, ou histoire naturelle des Insectes,avec leurs caractères génériques et spécifiques, leur description, leur synonymie et leur figure enluminée. Entomologie - Histoire naturelle des insectes. on March 17th Actual price: USD $222,683.
  3. Sothebys THE BULLS OF BORDEAUX (HARRIS 283-286; DELTEIL 286-289) on March 22nd Actual price: USD $211,580.
  4. Sothebys MARILYN MONROE (F. & S. II.31) on March 22nd Actual price: USD $194,540.
  5. Sothebys GOETHE (F. & S. II.270-273) on March 22nd Actual price: USD $168,625.
  6. Sothebys MARILYN MONROE (F. & S. II.23) on March 22nd Actual price: USD $150,875.
  7. Sothebys MOCHA STANDARD (WALKER ART CENTER 30) on March 22nd Actual price: USD $115,375.
  8. Koller Auctions Histoire naturelle des perroquets. on March 19th Actual price: USD $105,575.
  9. Sothebys MOONWALK (F. & S. II.404) on March 22nd Actual price: USD $97,625.
  10. Koller Auctions Poissons Ecrevisses et Crabes, de diverses couleurs et figures extraordinaires, que l‘on trouve autour des Isles Moluques, et sur les côtes des Terres Australes: [...] Divisé en deux tomes, dont le premier a été copié sur l on March 19th Actual price: USD $93,215.
  11. Koller Auctions Encyclopédie, ou dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des art et des métiers... on March 19th Actual price: USD $93,215.
  12. Sothebys MARILYN MONROE (F. & S. II.28) on March 22nd Actual price: USD $92,300.
  13. Sothebys MIROIR DE LA TAUROMACHIE (S. 29-30) on March 22nd Actual price: USD $88,750.
  14. Sothebys MARILYN MONROE (F. & S. II.22) on March 22nd Actual price: USD $85,200.
  15. Sothebys MARILYN MONROE (F. & S. II.29) on March 22nd Actual price: USD $78,100.
  16. RR Auction William Henry Harrison DS on March 17th Actual price: USD $74,938.
  17. Venator and Hanstein Reise in das innere Nord-America in den Jahren 1832 bis 1834. Daraus der Atlasband on March 18th Actual price: USD $73,665.
  18. Sothebys MARILYN MONROE (F. & S. II.25) on March 22nd Actual price: USD $71,000.
  19. Sothebys ERASMUS OF ROTTERDAM (B. 107; M., HOLL., 105) on March 22nd Actual price: USD $71,000.
  20. Sothebys MAO (F. & S. II.91) on March 22nd Actual price: USD $69,225.
  21. Henri Godts Books and Prints Auctions La grande cita de Anversa. on March 22nd Actual price: USD $68,880.
  22. Sothebys NAPOLÉON (DELTEIL 358; ADRIANI 135; WITTROCK 140) on March 22nd Actual price: USD $67,450.
  23. Sothebys MICK JAGGER (F. & S. II.146) on March 22nd Actual price: USD $63,900.
  24. Sothebys LENIN (F. & S. II.402) on March 22nd Actual price: USD $62,125.
  25. Sothebys CARMEN (M. CS 39) on March 22nd Actual price: USD $62,125.

 

For the week ahead 15 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Mar. 28th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 41 lots

Tue. Mar. 29th
Ader. PARIS. Modern Prints. 119 lots
Auctionata. New York. Modern and Contemporary Art. 132 lots

Wed. Mar. 30th
Dorotheum . Vienna. Prints Before 1900. 73 lots

Thu. Mar. 31st
Swann Galleries. New York. Printed and Manuscript African Americana. 462 lots
Dorotheum . Vienna. Globes. 20 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Modern and Contemporary Editions. 477 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 3/24. 199 lots

Sat. Apr. 2nd
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Montana "Big Sky" Auction. 385 lots
Arader Galleries. New York City. Natural History Works on Paper, Historic Maps, Rare Books and Audubon's Birds of America and Quadrup. 203 lots

Sun. Apr. 3rd
Sothebys. New York. Photographs. 152 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 3/27.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 3/27.
John McInnis Auctioneers. Amesbury. Photography. 544 lots
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <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