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Twenty-two Auctions Archived, 37 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday April 2nd 22 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub database; 8 denominated in euros, 1 in British pounds, and 13 in US dollars.  Turnover was $7,478,330 as 8,441 lots were offered and 7,108 sold for an exceptional 84% success rate.

2 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters on March 27th: $2,076,484 
Arader GalleriesAsian Maps on March 16th: $1,358,725 

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

FerratonBooks, Prints on March 19th: 135.40% 
Dorotheum Prints Before 1900 on March 30th: 129.57% 
Purcell AuctioneersThe Sale of the Library of the Late Mr Gill Ruttledge on March 30th: 128.97% 
Vermot de PasCollection of an Amateur : Comic Strips and Original Boards, 3D, Japanese Animation on March 26th: 101.86% 
Arader GalleriesAsian Maps on March 16th: 101.40% 
AderModern Prints on March 29th: 101.13% 


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

Arader GalleriesAsian Maps on March 16th: 100.00% 
National Book AuctionsJudaica, Magazines, Americana, etc on March 20th: 100.00% 
Aspire AuctionsFine Art - Prints - Internet Bidstart 2/12 on February 20th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 3/20 on March 27th: 99.74% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 3/17 on March 24th: 99.46% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 3/24 on March 31st: 98.49% 
Purcell AuctioneersThe Sale of the Library of the Late Mr Gill Ruttledge on March 30th: 96.71% 
Addison and SarovaRare Books on March 19th: 95.05% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters on March 27th: 94.38% 
Grogan and CompanyThe March Auction - Books and Prints on March 20th: 91.67% 
Lancaster Mennonite Historical SocietyRare, Out of Print and Used Books on March 11th: 91.11% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on March 29th: 90.24% 
Dorotheum Prints Before 1900 on March 30th: 84.93% 
FerratonBooks, Prints on March 19th: 83.08% 


22 total sales reported this week: 

Purcell AuctioneersThe Sale of the Library of the Late Mr Gill Ruttledge on March 30th: 96.71% 
Swann GalleriesPrinted and Manuscript African Americana on March 31st: 68.61% 
Bloomsbury AuctionsModern and Contemporary Editions on March 31st: 63.73% 
AderModern Prints on March 29th: 78.15% 
Dorotheum Prints Before 1900 on March 30th: 84.93% 
Dorotheum Globes on March 31st: 55.00% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 3/24 on March 31st: 98.49% 
Vermot de PasCollection of an Amateur : Comic Strips and Original Boards, 3D, Japanese Animation on March 26th: 73.90% 
National Book AuctionsJudaica, Magazines, Americana, etc on March 20th: 100.00% 
Lancaster Mennonite Historical SocietyRare, Out of Print and Used Books on March 11th: 91.11% 
AuctionataModern and Contemporary Art on March 29th: 40.30% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on March 29th: 90.24% 
Arader GalleriesAsian Maps on March 16th: 100.00% 
Grogan and CompanyThe March Auction - Books and Prints on March 20th: 91.67% 
Binoche et GiquelloAvant-Guard of the 20th Century: - FIRST EDITIONS - PHOTOGRAPHS - MAGAZINES - GRAPHIC WORKS - MANUS on March 25th: 47.16% 
Addison and SarovaRare Books on March 19th: 95.05% 
FerratonBooks, Prints on March 19th: 83.08% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 3/20 on March 27th: 99.74% 
Aspire AuctionsFine Art - Prints - Internet Bidstart 2/12 on February 20th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters on March 27th: 94.38% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 3/17 on March 24th: 99.46% 
Old World AuctionsAntique Maps, Globes, Charts, Atlases & Vintage Graphics on February 17th: 75.75%

 

The Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Arader Galleries The Birds of Asia. on March 16th Actual price: USD $244,000.
  2. Arader Galleries Kun-yü Ch'üan-t'u on March 16th Actual price: USD $170,800.
  3. Heritage Auctions The Public Enemy (Warner Brothers, 1931). One Sheet (27" X 41") Style A. on March 27th Actual price: USD $167,300.
  4. Arader Galleries Lesser Adjutant on March 16th Actual price: USD $134,200.
  5. Arader Galleries Black-Necked Stork on March 16th Actual price: USD $134,200.
  6. Binoche et Giquello DESSIN ORIGINAL SIGNÉ. on March 25th Actual price: USD $102,413.
  7. Swann Galleries A Night-Club Map of Harlem. on March 31st Actual price: USD $100,000.
  8. Auctionata 'Details… Botticelli' on March 29th Actual price: USD $93,750.
  9. Heritage Auctions Halloween by Robert Gleason (Compass International, 1978). Original Acrylic Painting on Canvas (27" X 39.75"). on March 27th Actual price: USD $83,650.
  10. Vermot de Pas The Three Robbers on March 26th Actual price: USD $77,827.
  11. Binoche et Giquello GALA. BRETON André HUGO Valentine. on March 25th Actual price: USD $49,784.
  12. Arader Galleries Russischer Atlas welcher in einer General-Charte und neunzehen Special-Charten das gesamte Russische Reich und dessen angräntzende Länder...vorstellig macht on March 16th Actual price: USD $48,800.
  13. Swann Galleries Bannaker's (sic) Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Virginia, Kentucky, and North Carolina Almanack and Ephemeris for the Year of Our Lord 1796. on March 31st Actual price: USD $47,500.
  14. Arader Galleries Indian Egret on March 16th Actual price: USD $45,750.
  15. Heritage Auctions Gilda (Columbia, 1946). One Sheet (27" X 41") Style B. on March 27th Actual price: USD $45,410.
  16. Swann Galleries Autograph Letter Signed to one of the sons of Alphonso Janes of Providence, RI. on March 31st Actual price: USD $45,000.
  17. Arader Galleries Histoire de la navigation de Iean Hvgves de Linschot Hollandois: aux Indes Orientales...Troixiesme edition augmentee; [Part II:]  Le grand routier de Mer... [Part III:] Description de l'Amerique & des parties d'icelle, comme de la Nouvelle France... on March 16th Actual price: USD $42,700.
  18. Addison and Sarova Moriae Encomium. on March 19th Actual price: USD $40,000.
  19. Arader Galleries A Himalayan Monal (Impeyen Pheasant) on March 16th Actual price: USD $36,600.
  20. Arader Galleries Figures on the Banks of the River Hoogly, Tollygunge, Calcutta on March 16th Actual price: USD $36,600.
  21. Heritage Auctions It's a Wonderful Life (RKO, 1948). Italian 4 Foglio (55" X 57") Averardo Ciriello Artwork. on March 27th Actual price: USD $35,850.
  22. Heritage Auctions The Bride of Frankenstein (Universal, 1935). Uncut Pressbook (18 Pages, 13" X 26"). on March 27th Actual price: USD $33,460.
  23. Auctionata 'Still Life with Windmill' on March 29th Actual price: USD $32,500.
  24. Arader Galleries Onzieme volume de la Geographie Blaviane, contenant l'Asie qui est la IV. on March 16th Actual price: USD $30,500.
  25. Auctionata 'Grapes (Special edition)' on March 29th Actual price: USD $30,000.

 

For the week ahead 37 sales are scheduled: 

Mon. Apr. 4th 
Freemans. Philadelphia. Books, Maps and Manuscripts, including Photographs. 521 lots 
Artcurial. Paris. Prints and Illustrated Books. 165 lots 
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. Comic Strips. 410 lots 
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 136 lots 
Audap and Mirabaud. PARIS. Historical Souvenirs - Manuscripts, Photographs, Prints. 76 lots 

Tue. Apr. 5th 
Sothebys. Paris. Collection Boutet de Monvel. 23 lots 
Christies. New York. EX LIBRIS JEAN R. PERRETTE: IMPORTANT TRAVEL, EXPLORATION & CARTOGRAPHY - Day 2. 518 lots 
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. Weapons, Hunting, Militaria, Historical Memories. 46 lots 
Heritage Auctions. New York. Manuscripts. 272 lots 
JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung. Berlin. Autographs - Day 1. 632 lots 
Rossini. Paris. Prints. 15 lots 
Morton Casa de Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Antiquarian Books and Documents. 323 lots 

Wed. Apr. 6th 
Christies. New York. Photographs. 200 lots 
Heritage Auctions. New York. Books. 1124 lots 
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books, Maps and Prints. 670 lots 
Grays Auctioneers. Cleveland, . Fine Art - Prints. 36 lots 
Kedem Auction. Jerusalem . Passover Haggadot - Online Auction. 362 lots 
JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung. Berlin. Autographs - Day 2. 240 lots 

Thu. Apr. 7th 
Ader. PARIS. Antiquarian and Modern Books. 293 lots 
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Rare Americana with the Jonathan Bulkley Collection of Advertising Signs & Broadsides. 573 lots 
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Prints, Asian Art, Photography. 324 lots 
Charlton Hall. West Columbia, SC. International Sale. 117 lots 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 3/31. 245 lots 
Gonnelli Casa DAste. Firenze. Books, Manuscripts, Autographs and Musical works. 922 lots 
Kestenbaum and Company. New York. Fine Judaica. 244 lots 

Fri. Apr. 8th 
ALDE. Paris. Original Editions, Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries. 296 lots 
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Autographs in Americana, and Maritime - Books and Prints. 49 lots 
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Palm Beach Spring Auction - Prints. 8 lots 
Auctionata. Berlin. German Post-War Art: Prints. 133 lots 
Auctionata. Berlin. Art of the 20th Century - Prints. 153 lots 

Sat. Apr. 9th 
Aspire Auctions. Cleveland. Fine Art - Prints - Internet Bidstart 4/1. 8 lots 
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . April Estate Auction. 36 lots 
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. Houdiniana. 602 lots 

Sun. Apr. 10th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 4/3
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 4/3
Artcurial. Paris. Aeronautics. 32 lots 
OSENAT. FONTAINEBLEAU. Empire at Fontainebleau

Bruce McKinney

 

RBH and AE

 

  • <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: Fine Books and Manuscripts. 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. $80,000 to $120,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> Violin belonging to Albert Einstein, presented to him by Oscar H. Steger, 1933. $100,000 to $150,000
    <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. $100,000 to $150,000
    <b>Bonhams: Fine Books and Manuscripts. 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. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> NEWTON, ISAAC. Autograph Manuscript in Latin, being detailed instructions on making the philosopher's stone. 8 pp. 1790s. $200,000 to 300,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> 1869 Inauguration Bible of President Ulysses S. Grant. $80,000 to $120,000
  • <b>Leland Little: Important Spring Auction. March 3, 2018</b>
    <b>Leland Little, Mar. 3:</b> Copper Printing Plate for "Marshall's Household Engraving of Washington." $500 to $1000
    <b>Leland Little, Mar. 3:</b> Important Documentary Painting Showing Baseball Great Ty Cobb in Cuba. $1,000 to $2,000
    <b>Leland Little, Mar. 3:</b> <i>Alcoholics Anonymous Comes of Age</i>, Inscribed by Bill Wilson. $500 to $1,000
    <b>Leland Little: Important Spring Auction. March 3, 2018</b>
    <b>Leland Little, Mar. 3:</b> Joan Miró (Spanish, 1893-1983), <i>Prise à l'hameçon.</i> $3,000 to $6,000
    <b>Leland Little, Mar. 3:</b> Maurice Dufrène (French, 1876-1955), <i>Rayon des Soieries</i>. $400 to $800
    <b>Leland Little, Mar. 3:</b> William Pope.L (American, b. 1955), <i>Intimacy Project</i>. $2,000 to $4,000
  • <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> Collection of 131 Herbert Ponting gelatin silver contact prints of Antartica, £6000-8000
    <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> One of several lots of Henri Cartier-Bresson gelatin silver prints, £200-300
    <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> Vintage gelatin silver print of Diego Rivera by Leonard McCombe, £300-500
    <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> Albumen print portrait by Julia Margaret Cameron of Sir John Herschel (April, 1867), £30,000-50,000
    <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> Albumen print by Julia Margaret Cameron, Love, 1864 (from the Norman album), £1000-1500
    <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> Albumen print by Lewis Carroll of Twyford School Eleven (Summer Term, 1859), £1000-1500
    <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> Albumen print portrait by Lewis Carroll of Xie Kitchin as 'Dane' (Oxford, 1873), £500-800
    <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> Calotype print (c1845) by Hill & Adamson of Lady Elizabeth (Rigby) Eastlake, £3000-4000
    <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> Group of 12 waxed paper negatives of Scottish scenes by Thomas Keith, mid-1850s, £3000-5000
    <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> One of 15 lots of Roger Fenton salt prints of his work in the Crimea, mid-1850s, £400-600
    <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> Quarter plate ambrotype (c.1860s) with ethnographic portrait of a woman seated at a table, £400-600
    <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> Rare whole plate thermoplastic union case of the Landing of Columbus (c.1858),part of the John Hannavy collection, £1500-2000
  • <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>