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Forum Auctions July 13-14.
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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>TO AKABA! T.E. Lawrence and the Arab Revolt. Books, manuscripts and pictures. On exhibition 16 to 24th July at Maggs' new premises 48 Bedford Square.</b>
    <b>TO AKABA! T.E. Lawrence and the Arab Revolt. Books, manuscripts and pictures. On exhibition 16 to 24th July at Maggs' new premises 48 Bedford Square.</b>
    <b>TO AKABA! T.E. Lawrence and the Arab Revolt. Books, manuscripts and pictures. On exhibition 16 to 24th July at Maggs' new premises 48 Bedford Square.</b>
    <b>TO AKABA! T.E. Lawrence and the Arab Revolt. Books, manuscripts and pictures. On exhibition 16 to 24th July at Maggs' new premises 48 Bedford Square.</b>
    <b>TO AKABA! T.E. Lawrence and the Arab Revolt. Books, manuscripts and pictures. On exhibition 16 to 24th July at Maggs' new premises 48 Bedford Square.</b>
    <b>TO AKABA! T.E. Lawrence and the Arab Revolt. Books, manuscripts and pictures. On exhibition 16 to 24th July at Maggs' new premises 48 Bedford Square.</b>
    <b>TO AKABA! T.E. Lawrence and the Arab Revolt. Books, manuscripts and pictures. On exhibition 16 to 24th July at Maggs' new premises 48 Bedford Square.</b>
  • <b>19th Century Shop’s Catalog 170 Great Books and Photos. Please inquire for a copy.</b>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Exodus 10:10 to 16:15. Complete Biblical scroll sheet in Hebrew, a Torah scroll panel. Middle East, ca. 10th or 11th century.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Copernicus Refuted. (Astronomy.). Scientific manuscript of a course of studies at Collège de la Trinité, Lyon. 1660s.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Israel’s War of Independence and the Early Days of the IDF. 58 photographs presented to Israel Ber, IDF officer and later convicted spy.
    <b>19th Century Shop’s Catalog 170 Great Books and Photos. Please inquire for a copy.</b>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Early Unpublished Darwin letter on the races of man. Autograph Letter Signed [to Henry Denny]. Down, Kent, June 1, [1844].
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Classic Image of American Slavery. Kimball, M. H. <i>Emancipated Slaves</i>. New York: George Hanks, 1863.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> (Underground Railroad.) Scaggs, Isaac. Important Runaway Slave Poster: $500 Reward Ran away, or decoyed from the subscriber…
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 2: Vintage Posters</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 2:</b> <i>Keep Calm and Carry On</i>, designer unknown, 1939. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 2:</b> Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen, <i>Le Journal / La Traite des Blanches</i>, 1899. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 2:</b> <i>"Let Us Go Forward Together,"</i> designer unknown, 1940. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 2: Vintage Posters</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 2:</b> Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, <i>Babylone d'Allemagne</i>, 1894. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 2:</b> Frank Beatty, <i>Out of the Running</i>, 1929. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 2:</b> James Montgomery Flagg, <i>Wake Up America Day</i>, 1917. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 2: Vintage Posters</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 2:</b> <i>Danté / Sim • Sala • Bim!</i>, designer unknown. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 2:</b> Alphonse Mucha, <i>[Zodiac]</i>, 1900. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 2:</b> Rick Griffin, <i>Jimi Hendrix Experience / John Mayall</i>, 1968. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 2: Vintage Posters</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 2:</b> Abram Games, <i>Join the ATS</i>, 1941. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 2:</b> Aldo Mazza, <i>Torino / Esposizione Internazionale</i>, 1911. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 2:</b> Robert Motherwell, <i>Julliard School / Dedication - Lincoln Center</i>, 1969. $3,000 to $4,000
  • <b>Bonhams, inviting consignments for Sep 27:</b> Newton. <i>Philosophiae naturalis principia mathematica</i>. London, 1687.
    <b>Bonhams, inviting consignments for Sep 27:</b> Josephus. <i>De antiquitate Judaica.</i> Lubeck, 1475-76.
    <b>Bonhams, inviting consignments for Sep 27:</b> Carlerius. <i>Sporta fragmentorum, Sportula fragmentorum</i>. Brussels, 1478-79.
    <b>Bonhams, inviting consignments for Sep 27:</b> Fridolin. <i>Der Schatzbehalter</i>. Nuremberg, 1491.
    <b>Bonhams, inviting consignments for Sep 27:</b> Pinder. <i>Der beschlossen gart des rosenkrantz marie</i>. Nuremberg, 1505.
    <b>Bonhams, inviting consignments for Sep 27:</b> Isidorus Hispalensis. <i>Synonyma de Homine</i>. Nuremberg, 1470-71.
    <b>Bonhams, inviting consignments for Sep 27:</b> Durer. Sammelband including <i>Underweysung der messing</i>. Nuremberg, 1525-29.
  • <b>Booth & Williams: NO RESERVE Rare Book Auction, now through July 23, 7:15PM EDT</b>
    <b>Booth & Williams No Reserve Sale until Jul 23:</b> John Muir. <i>My First Summer in the Sierra</i>, Boston, 1911.
    <b>Booth & Williams No Reserve Sale until Jul 23:</b> Ernest Hemingway. <i>For Whom the Bell Tolls</i>, New York, 1940. First edition later printing.
    <b>Booth & Williams No Reserve Sale until Jul 23:</b> Upton Sinclair. <i>The Jungle</i>, New York, 1906. First edition.
    <b>Booth & Williams: NO RESERVE Rare Book Auction, now through July 23, 7:15PM EDT</b>
    <b>Booth & Williams No Reserve Sale until Jul 23:</b> George Orwell. <i>Nineteen Eighty-Four</i>, 1949. First American edition.
    <b>Booth & Williams No Reserve Sale until Jul 23:</b> Harper Lee. <i>To Kill a Mocking Bird</i>, 1960. Early printing.
    <b>Booth & Williams No Reserve Sale until Jul 23:</b> Richard Wright. <i>Native Son</i>, New York, 1940. First edition.
    <b>Booth & Williams: NO RESERVE Rare Book Auction, now through July 23, 7:15PM EDT</b>
    <b>Booth & Williams No Reserve Sale until Jul 23:</b> Dryden, Congreve, and others. <i>Ovid’s Art of Love</i>, London, 1764. English translation of Ovid’s work.
    <b>Booth & Williams No Reserve Sale until Jul 23:</b> S. E. Hinton. <i>The Outsiders</i>, New York, 1967. First edition.
    <b>Booth & Williams No Reserve Sale until Jul 23:</b> J. D. Salinger. <i>The Catcher in the Rye</i>, Boston, 1951. Book club edition.
    <b>Booth & Williams: NO RESERVE Rare Book Auction, now through July 23, 7:15PM EDT</b>
    <b>Booth & Williams No Reserve Sale until Jul 23:</b> Ayn Rand. <i>Atlas Shrugged</i>, New York, 1957. Early printing.
    <b>Booth & Williams No Reserve Sale until Jul 23:</b> J. D. Salinger. <i>Raise High The Roof Beam, Carpenters</i> and <i>Seymour: An Introduction</i>, Boston, 1963. First [book] edition, third state.
    <b>Booth & Williams No Reserve Sale until Jul 23:</b> Tennessee Williams. <i>Sweet Bird of Youth</i>, 1959. First edition.