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29 Auctions Archived, 20 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 25 June 29 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 1 in Australian dollars, 13 in euros, 3 in British pounds, 1 in Hong Kong dollars, 1 in Swedish kronas, and 10 in US dollars.  Turnover was $11,123,297 as 8,767 lots were offered and 5,904 sold for a 67% success rate.  The Brexit vote no doubt reduced some bids this week and will impact bids further this summer.

3 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars:

Sothebys. Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale on June 21st: $2,653,350
Australian Book Auctions. Denis Joachim Collection on June 20th: $1,553,837
Bonhams. Prints and Multiples on June 22nd: $1,336,046

1 auction saw total sales exceed 100% of the high estimates of all lots offered:

Sothebys. Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale on June 21st: 150.42%


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

Sothebys. Impressionist and Modern Art Day Sale on June 22nd: 100.00%
Sothebys. Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale on June 21st: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 6/12 on June 19th: 98.48%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 6/12 on June 19th: 96.47%


29 total sales reported this week:

Sothebys. Boundless: Contemporary Art on June 23rd: 76.92%
Stockholms Auktionsverk. Rare Books, Maps and Manuscripts on June 21st: 75.80%
RJM Autographs and Antiques. Historic Letters, Documents, and Autographs of the 18th-19th Centuries on June 7th: 11.25%
Christies. ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND on June 16th: 0.00%
Bonhams. Prints and Multiples on June 22nd: 72.97%
Sothebys. Impressionist and Modern Art Day Sale on June 22nd: 100.00%
Dorotheum . Autographs on June 22nd: 70.93%
Henri Godts Books and Prints Auctions. Antiquarian Books on June 21st: 69.63%
Australian Book Auctions. Denis Joachim Collection on June 20th: 74.06%
RR Auction. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet bidstart 5/20 on June 15th: 64.06%
Grays Auctioneers. Fine Art - Prints on June 15th: 57.14%
Swann Galleries. Printed and Manuscript Americana on June 21st: 79.09%
Sothebys. Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale on June 21st: 100.00%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on June 21st: 79.63%
Vermot de Pas. Comic Strips and Original Boards, 3D, Japanese Animation on June 18th: 55.35%
Bolaffi Ambassador Auctions. Books and Autographs on June 16th: 62.57%
Bolaffi Ambassador Auctions. Books and Autographs on June 15th: 72.14%
Old World Auctions. Maps, Atlases - Internet bidstart 4/20 on May 4th: 71.88%
Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH. Old and Modern Art, Modern Photography, Antiques on June 17th: 31.62%
Dorotheum . Imperial Court Memorabilia and Historical Objects on June 20th: 60.00%
Clars Auction Gallery. Prints on June 19th: 53.70%
Clars Auction Gallery. Prints on June 18th: 72.96%
ALDE. Music - Part 2 on June 18th: 46.35%
ALDE. Music on June 17th: 58.82%
Vermot de Pas. Coca Cola Collections on June 15th: 59.54%
Auctionata. Circle of Life: Photographs on June 18th: 34.38%
Auctionata. Artworks of the Post-War Era on June 18th: 13.27%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 6/12 on June 19th: 96.47%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 6/12 on June 19th: 98.48%

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys THE SCREAM on June 21st Actual price: USD $2,653,350.
  2. Sothebys JAZZ  on June 22nd Actual price: USD $677,670.
  3. Auctionata The Silence on June 18th Actual price: USD $88,140.
  4. Australian Book Auctions Prodromus Entomology. on June 20th Actual price: USD $71,100.
  5. Bonhams Seascape, from Landscapes on June 22nd Actual price: USD $64,313.
  6. Bonhams Untitled [Based on Blaze] on June 22nd Actual price: USD $53,288.
  7. Swann Galleries The Book of Mormon: An Account Written by the Hand of Mormon, upon Plates Taken from the Plates of Nephi. on June 21st Actual price: USD $52,500.
  8. Australian Book Auctions The Voyage of Governor Phillip to Botany Bay; with an Account of the Establishment of the Colonies of Port Jackson & Norfolk Island; compiled from Authentic Papers, which have been obtained from the several Departments. on June 20th Actual price: USD $52,140.
  9. Bonhams William S. Burroughs: Apocalypse on June 22nd Actual price: USD $51,450.
  10. Australian Book Auctions A Natural History of the Birds of New South Wales, Collected, Engraved and faithfully Painted after Nature. on June 20th Actual price: USD $51,192.
  11. Swann Galleries [Andre, John.] Pencil portrait of Abraham and Jannetje Cuyler of Albany, NY. on June 21st Actual price: USD $47,500.
  12. Australian Book Auctions An Epitome of the Natural History of the Insects of New Holland, New Zealand, New Guinea, Otaheite and Other Islands in the Indian, Southern and Pacific Oceans; including the Figures and Descriptions of One Hundred and Fifty-Three Species of the more Sple on June 20th Actual price: USD $47,400.
  13. Bonhams Stop and Search on June 22nd Actual price: USD $45,938.
  14. Australian Book Auctions Sketches in Australia and the adjacent Islands, selected from a number taken during the surveying voyage of H.M.S. on June 20th Actual price: USD $45,504.
  15. Dorotheum Einstein, Albert, Konvolut von 6 masch. B. m. e. U. on June 22nd Actual price: USD $45,200.
  16. Bonhams Nola (Grey Rain) on June 22nd Actual price: USD $44,100.
  17. Bonhams Made in California on June 22nd Actual price: USD $44,100.
  18. Australian Book Auctions A Specimen of the Botany of New Holland... on June 20th Actual price: USD $43,608.
  19. Australian Book Auctions Narrative of a Voyage from Sydney to Torres’ Straits, in search of the survivors of the Charles Eaton; in His Majesty’s Schooner Isabella, C.M. on June 20th Actual price: USD $41,712.
  20. Australian Book Auctions Voyage de la Corvette l’Astrolabe exécuté par Ordre du Roi, pendant les années 1826 – 1827 – 1828 – 1829, sous le commandement de M. on June 20th Actual price: USD $39,816.
  21. Australian Book Auctions Tracing from Plan of the Town of Sydney, N.S. on June 20th Actual price: USD $39,816.
  22. RR Auction George Washington LS on June 15th Actual price: USD $39,392.
  23. Australian Book Auctions Part the First Containing Six Lithographic Sketches of Scenery In & Around Sydney. on June 20th Actual price: USD $37,920.
  24. Australian Book Auctions Voyage autour du monde entrepris par Order du Roi… Zoologie, par MM. Quoy et Gaimard, médecins de l’expédition. on June 20th Actual price: USD $37,920.
  25. RR Auction Baseball Hall of Famers Collection on June 15th Actual price: USD $37,481.


For the week ahead 20 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jun. 27th
Winter Associates. Plainville, CT . June Auction - Prints, Books. 47 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 72 lots

Tue. Jun. 28th
Pierre Berge and Associes. Paris. Rolling Stone: Edition. 246 lots
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. West Palm Beach, Florida . Palm Beach Marketplace Auction - Prints, Books. 25 lots

Wed. Jun. 29th
ALDE. Paris. Antiquarian and 19th Century Books. 280 lots
Bonhams. London. Entertainment Memorabilia. 254 lots
Purcell Auctioneers. Birr. Antiques and Collectables -Books and Prints. 84 lots
Sothebys. London. Contemporary Art Day Auction - Prints. 20 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Fine Art - Prints. 96 lots

Thu. Jun. 30th
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine and Rare Books - Art and Illustration. 450 lots
Dorotheum . Vienna. Books and Decorative Prints. 399 lots
ALDE. Paris. Original Edition, 19th-21st Centuries. 160 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. All Facets of Editions. 131 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Collect Now - Post-War and Contemporary Art. 20 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Art of the Book: Book Binding Studio of Philip Smith. 217 lots

Sat. Jul. 2nd
Gibson Auction Inc.. Orange County. Rare Americana Books and Maps. 126 lots

Sun. Jul. 3rd
OSENAT. FONTAINEBLEAU. The Empire at Fontainebleau.
Pierre Berge and Associes. Paris. Prints. 6 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 6/26.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 6/26.

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