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Christie's London July 13.
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15 Auctions Archived, 26 Auctions Upcoming

For the week ended Saturday July 9th 15 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 8 denominated in euros, 3 in British pounds, and 4 in US dollars.  Turnover was $5,807,298 as 7,821 lots were offered and 4,892 sold for a slim 63% success rate.  The summer is upon us.


2 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars:

Christies. Fifty Prints by Rembrandt Van Rijn - A Private English Collection on July 5th: $2,697,118
Sothebys. Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts on July 5th: $1,163,809

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

Dorotheum . Books and Decorative Prints on June 30th: 183.73%
Sothebys. Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts on July 5th: 166.74%
Pierre Berge and Associes. Prints on July 3rd: 135.32%


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

John McInnis Auctioneers. Henry D. Audesse Collection - Books, Prints on July 2nd: 100.00%
National Book Auctions. Books Carter, Vampires, Kulicke, etc. on June 26th: 99.67%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 6/26 on July 3rd: 99.64%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 6/26 on July 3rd: 98.12%
Dorotheum . Books and Decorative Prints on June 30th: 88.22%
Christies. Fifty Prints by Rembrandt Van Rijn - A Private English Collection on July 5th: 88.00%
Sothebys. Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts on July 5th: 81.69%


15 total sales were reported this week:

Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. Books, Graphics modern and ancient Arts, Antiques on June 25th: 44.74%
Minerva Auctions Roma. Books, Autographs and Prints - Session 1 on July 7th: 28.62%
De Baecque and Associes. Autographs, Documents, Ancient and Modern Books on July 7th: 55.50%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Western Manuscripts and Miniatures on July 6th: 71.43%
Christies. Fifty Prints by Rembrandt Van Rijn - A Private English Collection on July 5th: 88.00%
Sothebys. Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts on July 5th: 81.69%
Neret Minet and Tessier. Comic Strips on July 4th: 68.67%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on July 5th: 68.97%
Pierre Berge and Associes. Prints on July 3rd: 50.00%
OSENAT. The Empire at Fontainebleau on July 3rd: 54.17%
John McInnis Auctioneers. Henry D. Audesse Collection - Books, Prints on July 2nd: 100.00%
Dorotheum . Books and Decorative Prints on June 30th: 88.22%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 6/26 on July 3rd: 98.12%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 6/26 on July 3rd: 99.64%
National Book Auctions. Books Carter, Vampires, Kulicke, etc. on June 26th: 99.67%

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys Book of Hours, Use of Rome, in Latin on July 5th Actual price: USD $521,300.
  2. Christies The Woman with the Arrow on July 5th Actual price: USD $331,500.
  3. Christies Christ returning from the Temple with His Parents on July 5th Actual price: USD $228,540.
  4. Christies Saint Jerome beside a Pollard Willow on July 5th Actual price: USD $191,100.
  5. Christies The Windmill on July 5th Actual price: USD $153,660.
  6. Christies Saint Jerome in a dark Chamber on July 5th Actual price: USD $134,940.
  7. Christies View of Amsterdam from the Kadjik on July 5th Actual price: USD $134,940.
  8. Bloomsbury Auctions Zechariah (Yirmiyahu), Jeremiah (Zechariah), Proverbs (Mishlei) and Chronicles (Divrei Hayamim) from a Hebrew Bible in codex form , on parchment on July 6th Actual price: USD $112,840.
  9. Christies Landscape with a Farm Building and the 'House with the Tower' on July 5th Actual price: USD $106,860.
  10. Christies Landscape with Cottages and a Hay Barn: Oblong on July 5th Actual price: USD $97,500.
  11. Christies Christ preaching ('La Petite Tombe') on July 5th Actual price: USD $87,750.
  12. Christies The Flight into Egypt: altered from Seghers on July 5th Actual price: USD $87,750.
  13. Christies A Cottage beside a Canal with a View of Ouderkerk on July 5th Actual price: USD $81,250.
  14. Christies Cottages and Farm Buildings with a Man sketching on July 5th Actual price: USD $65,000.
  15. Sothebys Book of Hours, Use of Paris, in Latin and French on July 5th Actual price: USD $61,750.
  16. Christies The Return of the Prodigal Son on July 5th Actual price: USD $56,875.
  17. Sothebys The Three Maries at the Sepulchre, very large historiated initial from an Antiphoner, in Latin on July 5th Actual price: USD $56,875.
  18. Christies The Flight into Egypt: crossing a Brook on July 5th Actual price: USD $52,813.
  19. Christies The Star of the Kings: a Night Piece on July 5th Actual price: USD $52,813.
  20. Christies Christ driving the Money Changers from the Temple on July 5th Actual price: USD $52,813.
  21. Christies Jan Lutma, Goldsmith on July 5th Actual price: USD $48,750.
  22. Christies Abraham's Sacrifice on July 5th Actual price: USD $48,750.
  23. Christies The Angel appearing to the Shepherds on July 5th Actual price: USD $48,750.
  24. Christies The Good Samaritan on July 5th Actual price: USD $48,750.
  25. Bloomsbury Auctions The Noblecourt Homer papyrus , containing the Iliad, song II, lines 794-804 and 839-845 in dactylic hexameter verse, in Homeric Greek, fragments from a manuscript papyrus scroll on July 6th Actual price: USD $46,748.


For the week ahead 26 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jul. 11th
Auctionata. Berlin. Abstract Art of the 21st Century - Prints. 138 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Figurative Art of the 20th and 21st Centuries. 136 lots
Kedem Auction. Jerusalem . Books, Chassidim, Manuscripts, Rabbinic Letters. 379 lots
Tooveys. West Sussex. Antiquarian and Collectors Books. 243 lots

Tue. Jul. 12th
Sothebys. London. English Literature, History, Children's Books & Illustrations. 266 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Castle of Style: Books. 21 lots
Kedem Auction. Jerusalem . Manuscripts, Graphics. 114 lots
Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers. Kilkenny. The Philip Murray Book Collection. 583 lots
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Exeter. Prints. 10 lots

Wed. Jul. 13th
Christies. London - King Street. THE GIANCARLO BELTRAME LIBRARY OF SCIENTIFIC BOOKS, PART I. 100 lots
Christies. London - King Street. Valuable Books and Manuscripts. 170 lots
Tooveys. West Sussex. Prints. 27 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. RR Auction: Fine Autographs and Artifacts - Internet bidstart 6/26. 1171 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Decorate. Art Deco, Bauhaus, Contemporary Collectibles - Prints. 11 lots

Thu. Jul. 14th
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Literature. 490 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Summer Market Sale - Books, Prints. 48 lots
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Cape Town. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 7/7. 353 lots
Anteo Subastas. San Sebastián. July 14th Sale - Graphic Works. 9 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Valuable Books. 30 lots

Fri. Jul. 15th
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Hudson. Midsummer's Evening Sale - Prints. 41 lots

Sat. Jul. 16th
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints. 154 lots
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Books and Prints. 37 lots

Sun. Jul. 17th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 7/10.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 7/10.
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints. 51 lots
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Prints and Books. 39 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <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
  • <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>