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Twenty-two Auctions Archived, 28 auctions Upcoming

For the week ended Saturday April 10th 22 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub database; 7 denominated in euros, 2 in British pounds, 1 Mexican pesos, 11 in US dollars, and 1 in South African rands.  Turnover was $23,230,351 as 7,310 lots were offered and 6,037 sold for an 83% success rate.  Buying interest was strong. 
6 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

ChristiesEX LIBRIS JEAN R. PERRETTE: IMPORTANT TRAVEL, EXPLORATION & CARTOGRAPHY - Day 2 on April 5th: $9,439,077 
ChristiesPhotographs on April 6th: $4,086,125 
SothebysPhotographs on April 3rd: $3,323,000 
Heritage AuctionsBooks on April 6th: $1,891,818 
Heritage AuctionsManuscripts on April 5th: $1,217,920 
Arader GalleriesNatural History Works on Paper, Historic Maps, Rare Books and Audubon's Birds of America and Quadrup on April 2nd: $1,137,192 

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

SothebysCollection Boutet de Monvel on April 6th: 258.87% 
De Baecque and AssociesWeapons, Hunting, Militaria, Historical Memories on April 5th: 241.68% 
Heritage AuctionsManuscripts on April 5th: 129.13% 


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

De Baecque and AssociesWeapons, Hunting, Militaria, Historical Memories on April 5th: 100.00% 
SothebysCollection Boutet de Monvel on April 6th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 3/27 on April 3rd: 99.60% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 3/27 on April 3rd: 97.73% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 3/31 on April 7th: 96.33% 
Heritage AuctionsManuscripts on April 5th: 94.85% 
Heritage AuctionsBooks on April 6th: 93.33% 
Neret Minet and TessierComic Strips on April 4th: 84.39% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Prints on April 6th: 83.13% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on April 5th: 81.62% 
FreemansBooks, Maps and Manuscripts, including Photographs on April 4th: 81.57% 


22 total sales reported this week: 

Quagga Rare Books and ArtOnline Book Auction - Internet bidstart 2/9 on February 16th: 46.15% 
PBA GalleriesRare Americana with the Jonathan Bulkley Collection of Advertising Signs & Broadsides on April 7th: 72.43% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrints, Asian Art, Photography on April 7th: 68.83% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 3/31 on April 7th: 96.33% 
Binoche et GiquelloTravel Albums, Photographs on April 6th: 0.00% 
SothebysCollection Boutet de Monvel on April 6th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsBooks on April 6th: 93.33% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Prints on April 6th: 83.13% 
De Baecque and AssociesWeapons, Hunting, Militaria, Historical Memories on April 5th: 100.00% 
Morton Casa de SubastasAntiquarian Books and Documents on April 5th: 41.18% 
Neret Minet and TessierComic Strips on April 4th: 84.39% 
Audap and MirabaudHistorical Souvenirs - Manuscripts, Photographs, Prints on April 4th: 51.32% 
ArtcurialPrints and Illustrated Books on April 4th: 63.64% 
ChristiesPhotographs on April 6th: 63.37% 
ChristiesEX LIBRIS JEAN R. PERRETTE: IMPORTANT TRAVEL, EXPLORATION & CARTOGRAPHY - Day 2 on April 5th: 76.06% 
Heritage AuctionsManuscripts on April 5th: 94.85% 
FreemansBooks, Maps and Manuscripts, including Photographs on April 4th: 81.57% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on April 5th: 81.62% 
SothebysPhotographs on April 3rd: 73.68% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 3/27 on April 3rd: 99.60% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 3/27 on April 3rd: 97.73% 
Arader GalleriesNatural History Works on Paper, Historic Maps, Rare Books and Audubon's Birds of America and Quadrup on April 2nd: 74.88% 

The Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Christies Cosmographia. Translated from Greek into Latin by Jacobus Angelus (fl. early 15th century). Edited by Nicolaus Germanus (c.1420-c.1490). Johann Reger (d. after 1499). Registrum, De locis ac mirabilibus mundi. on April 5th Actual price: USD $725,000.
  2. Sothebys 'SIE KOMMEN (DRESSED)' AND 'SIE KOMMEN (NAKED)' on April 3rd Actual price: USD $670,000.
  3. Christies [THE GREAT AND SMALL VOYAGES], text in Latin. on April 5th Actual price: USD $545,000.
  4. Heritage Auctions The Declaration of Independence: Rare July 1776 Broadside Printing by Ezekiel Russell of Salem, Massachusetts-Bay, the Colony's Authorized Edition, Sent to an Ipswich Pastor to be Read to His Congregation. on April 5th Actual price: USD $514,000.
  5. Christies The Family, Luzzara, Italy, 1953 on April 6th Actual price: USD $461,000.
  6. Christies Les Voyages du Sieur de Champlain Xaintongeois, Capitaine ordinaire pour le Roy, en la marine. on April 5th Actual price: USD $425,000.
  7. Heritage Auctions Chair Used by J.K. Rowling whilst Writing the First Two Harry Potter Books, Later Hand-Painted and Signed by Rowling Herself. on April 6th Actual price: USD $394,000.
  8. Christies Toonneel des Aerdrijcx, ofte Nieuwe Atlas. on April 5th Actual price: USD $365,000.
  9. Christies A declaration of the state of the colony and affairs in Virginia. on April 5th Actual price: USD $293,000.
  10. Christies Theatre des Cites du Monde. on April 5th Actual price: USD $293,000.
  11. Sothebys RAYOGRAPH  on April 3rd Actual price: USD $250,000.
  12. Christies Boy with a straw hat waiting to march in a pro-war parade, N.Y.C., 1967 on April 6th Actual price: USD $245,000.
  13. Christies BOOK OF HOURS, use of Coutances, in Latin and French, illuminated manuscript on vellum on April 5th Actual price: USD $245,000.
  14. Christies [Pingding Xiyu zhantu]. Suite of thirteen etched copper plates representing the conquest of Jinchuan or the military campaigns at Jinchuan. on April 5th Actual price: USD $245,000.
  15. Christies Church of the Light, Tadao Ando, 1997 on April 6th Actual price: USD $233,000.
  16. Christies Itinerarium Portugallensium e Lusitania in Indiam et inde in occidentem et demum ad aquilonem. on April 5th Actual price: USD $233,000.
  17. Christies Liber chronicarum. on April 5th Actual price: USD $197,000.
  18. Christies BOOK OF HOURS, use of Besancon, in Latin and French, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM on April 5th Actual price: USD $185,000.
  19. Christies Levees et Gravees par ordre expres du Roy. Pour l'usage de ses armees de mer. on April 5th Actual price: USD $185,000.
  20. Christies Les Voyages de la Nouvelle France occidentale, dite Canada faits par le Sr Champlain Xainctongeois, Capitaine pour le Roy en la Marine du Ponant, & toutes les Descouvertes qu'il a faites en ce paos depuis l'an 1603. Iusques en l'an 1629. on April 5th Actual price: USD $173,000.
  21. Christies [Theuerdank.] Die geuerlicheiten und einsteils der geschichten des loblichen streytparen und hochberumbten helds und Ritters herz Tewrdannckhs. on April 5th Actual price: USD $161,000.
  22. Arader Galleries Roseate Spoonbill, Plate 231 on April 2nd Actual price: USD $152,500.
  23. Christies Civitates orbis Terrarum. on April 5th Actual price: USD $149,000.
  24. Christies Gisele, New York, April, 1999 selenium toned on April 6th Actual price: USD $137,000.
  25. Christies Histoire de la Nouvelle France : contenant les navigations, decouvertes, & habitations faites pare les Francois es Indes Occidentales & Nouvelle-France ... on April 5th Actual price: USD $137,000.



For the week ahead 28 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Apr. 11th
Bonhams. New York. Treasures from the Caren Archive. 327 lots
Australian Book Auctions. Armadale, . The Collection of Ralph Renard Esq. Pacific and Australian Voyages, Travels, and Description, Privat. 211 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 111 lots
Bonhams. New York. Fine Literature. 28 lots
Archives International Auctions. FORT LEE,. Spring Auction. 514 lots

Tue. Apr. 12th
Swann Galleries. New York. Early Printed, Medical, Scientific and Travel Books. 260 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Photographs. 95 lots

Wed. Apr. 13th
Doyle New York. New York. Rare Books, Manuscripts and Photographs. 505 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet bidstart 3/18. 838 lots
Audap and Mirabaud. PARIS. Autograph Manuscripts, Books and Prints. 355 lots

Thu. Apr. 14th
Ader. PARIS. Photographs. 432 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 4/7. 399 lots
Anteo Subastas. San Sebastián. Books, Prints. 74 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Books and Art - Internet bidstart 4/2. 84 lots
Rago Arts and Auctions. Lambertville. Great Estates Auction - Books and Prints. 47 lots

Fri. Apr. 15th
Auctionata. Berlin. A Gentleman's Library. 30 lots
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Sporting and Taxidermy - Prints and Books. 127 lots

Sat. Apr. 16th
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints. 137 lots
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. St. Louis Spring Auction - Prints. 49 lots
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. Cleveland Live Salesroom Auction: Prints and Books. 149 lots
Kolbe and Fanning Numismatic Booksellers. Gahanna. Online Numismatic Book Sale. 400 lots

Sun. Apr. 17th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 4/10.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 4/10.
Sothebys. New York. At Home: Designer Showhouse and Auction - Prints, Photographs.
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books.
OSENAT. FONTAINEBLEAU. Spirit of the 19th Century.
Heritage Auctions. New York. Photographs - Reflections on Childhood. 675 lots
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints. 53 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <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
  • <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.