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31 Auctions Archived, 20 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday, 25 July, 31 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 1 in Australian dollars, 14 in US dollars, 3 in British pounds, 1 in Hong Kong dollars, 1 in Swedish krona, and 11 in US dollars.  Turnover was $12,792,014 as 10,307 lots were offered and 7,076 sold for a 68% success rate.

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 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, Feb. 11:</b> A Rare 3-rotor German Enigma I Enciphering Machine. $70,000 to $90,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Important collection of correspondence between Werner Heisenberg and Bruno Rossi. $40,000 to $60,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Walt Whitman Autograph manuscript containing his thoughts on death. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> David Roberts. <i>Holy Land</i>. Six volumes. 1842-1849. First edition. $15,000 to $25,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Extensive collection of Ray Bradbury's primary works, most signed or inscribed. $15,000 to $20,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Peter Force. Declaration of Independence. $12,000 to $18,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Steinbeck. <i>Grapes of Wrath</i>. A fine copy of the first edition. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Lewis & Clark. <i>Travels to the Source of the Missouri River</i>... First English edition, extra-illustrated. 1814. $10,000 to 15,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Manuscript document signed by Nuno de Guzman relating to Hernan Cortes, 1528. $8,000 to $12,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> “Nos los inquisidores..." The first book in English printed West of the Mississippi. [1787]. $5,000 to $8,000.