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20 Auctions Archived, 13 Sales Upcoming

For the week ended Saturday 6 August 2016 20 auctions in the categories of rare and collectible books, manuscripts, maps and ephemera were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 4 denominated in euros, 5 in British pounds, and 11 in US dollars.  Turnover was $6,357,683 as 6,221 lots were offered and 4,610 sold for a 74% success rate. 

 

2 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars:

Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters on July 31st: $1,781,611
Sothebys. Contemporary Living - Prints on July 28th: $1,392,750

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

Case Antiques, Inc.. Summer Historic Antiques and Art Auction - Books, Photographs, Letters, Maps on July 30th: 197.34%
Sothebys. The Patricia Milne-Henderson Collection: Books on Coins, Medals and Antiquities - Internet bidstart on July 18th: 131.09%


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

Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 7/24 on July 31st: 99.87%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters on July 31st: 95.42%
Case Antiques, Inc.. Summer Historic Antiques and Art Auction - Books, Photographs, Letters, Maps on July 30th: 93.42%
Cowans Auctions. American History - Online bidstart 7/21 on August 1st: 93.23%
Forum Auctions. Fine Books and Works on Paper - Day 1 on July 13th: 93.12%
Sothebys. Contemporary Living - Prints on July 28th: 85.00%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Beatrix Potter:Books & Works on Paper,inc. John R. Cawood Collection on July 28th: 82.26%


A total of 20 auctions were reported this week:

Swann Galleries. Vintage Posters on August 3rd: 56.70%
Forum Auctions. Fine Books and Works on Paper - Day 2 on July 14th: 66.29%
Forum Auctions. Fine Books and Works on Paper - Day 1 on July 13th: 93.12%
PBA Galleries. Rare AmericanaRare Americana & Travel, with Books & Maps from the Warren Heckrotte Collection on July 28th: 73.20%
Skinner. Discovery - Online Auction - Prints Bidstart 7/14 on July 22nd: 73.08%
Sothebys. The Patricia Milne-Henderson Collection: Books on Coins, Medals and Antiquities - Internet bidstart on July 18th: 60.87%
Sothebys. Photographs, Prints - Internet Bidstart 6/24 on July 9th: 65.63%
Cowans Auctions. American History - Online bidstart 7/21 on August 1st: 93.23%
Case Antiques, Inc.. Summer Historic Antiques and Art Auction - Books, Photographs, Letters, Maps on July 30th: 93.42%
Archives International Auctions. Archives International Part XXXIV on July 26th: 58.09%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 7/24 on July 31st: 99.87%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters on July 31st: 95.42%
Sothebys. Contemporary Living - Prints on July 28th: 85.00%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Beatrix Potter:Books & Works on Paper,inc. John R. Cawood Collection on July 28th: 82.26%
Purcell Auctioneers. Antiques and Collectables -Books and Prints on July 27th: 55.00%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Books and Works on Paper on July 27th: 78.60%
Auctionata. Abstract World: Post-War Art - Prints on July 26th: 18.70%
Auctionata. Rare Paper Works of the 19th and 20th Centuries on July 26th: 6.90%
Auctionata. Addicted to Paper: Prints and Photographs on July 26th: 17.22%
Winter Associates. Americana - Books and Prints on July 25th: 56.41%

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Forum Auctions Epistolae familiares, on July 14th Actual price: USD $209,600.
  2. Forum Auctions De Aetna dialogus on July 14th Actual price: USD $117,900.
  3. Sothebys MICKEY MOUSE (FELDMAN & SCHELLMANN II.265) on July 28th Actual price: USD $106,250.
  4. Forum Auctions Hypnerotomachia Poliphili on July 14th Actual price: USD $98,250.
  5. Sothebys 'MT. KILIMANJARO (MOUNTAIN OF SLAVE CARAVANS) . . . NOW HOME OF THE ELEPHANT PROBLEM, AMBOSELI + BEYOND' on July 28th Actual price: USD $87,500.
  6. Forum Auctions Autograph Manuscript of The Original of Laura on July 13th Actual price: USD $78,600.
  7. Heritage Auctions The Birth of a Nation (Epoch Producing, 1915). One Sheet (28" X 42"). on July 31st Actual price: USD $74,688.
  8. Sothebys UNTITLED (FRAGMENT 2) (SCHUBERT 5B) on July 28th Actual price: USD $62,500.
  9. Sothebys An account of the remains of the worship of Priapus. on July 18th Actual price: USD $60,648.
  10. Bloomsbury Auctions The Tale of Peter Rabbit on July 28th Actual price: USD $57,722.
  11. Forum Auctions Magnificentiores Selectioresque Urbis Venetiarum Prospectus ... Venetij MDCCXLI on July 14th Actual price: USD $57,640.
  12. Heritage Auctions Son of Frankenstein (Universal, 1939). One Sheet (27" X 41") Style A. on July 31st Actual price: USD $43,020.
  13. Heritage Auctions Morocco (Paramount, 1930). One Sheet (27.5" X 41") Style B. on July 31st Actual price: USD $40,630.
  14. Sothebys COMPOSITION II (C. 298) on July 28th Actual price: USD $37,500.
  15. Sothebys CABINET DES BEAUTÉES, CHÂTEAU DE VERSAILLES on July 28th Actual price: USD $37,500.
  16. Heritage Auctions Dracula's Daughter (Universal, 1936). One Sheet (27" X 41"). on July 31st Actual price: USD $35,850.
  17. Heritage Auctions The Bell Boy (Paramount, 1918). One Sheet (28" X 41"). on July 31st Actual price: USD $35,850.
  18. Heritage Auctions Casablanca (Warner Brothers, 1942). Insert (14" X 36"). on July 31st Actual price: USD $33,460.
  19. Sothebys POP SHOP VI (LITTMANN PGS. 150-151): 4 PRINTS on July 28th Actual price: USD $32,500.
  20. Heritage Auctions The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (PEA, 1966). Italian Premiere Displays Set of 3 (39" X 110"). on July 31st Actual price: USD $31,070.
  21. Heritage Auctions The 39 Steps (Gaumont, 1935). One Sheet (27" X 41"). on July 31st Actual price: USD $31,070.
  22. Sothebys SLING-SHOTS LIT #5 (GEMINI 41.160) on July 28th Actual price: USD $30,000.
  23. Sothebys SHIPBOARD GIRL (CORLETT II.6) on July 28th Actual price: USD $30,000.
  24. Sothebys RED BARN (C. 89) on July 28th Actual price: USD $27,500.
  25. Sothebys SEASCAPE PORTFOLIO on July 28th Actual price: USD $27,500.


For the week ahead 13 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Aug. 8th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 42 lots

Tue. Aug. 9th
Tooveys. West Sussex. Photographs, Autographs, Printed and Manuscript Ephemera. 202 lots

Wed. Aug. 10th
Tooveys. West Sussex. Prints. 13 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. From Beuys to Uecker: Collectibles of Prints and Photography. 130 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet bidstart 7/22. 843 lots

Thu. Aug. 11th
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Autographs and Memorabilia, including NASA Photographs. 311 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Books with Children's Literature & Counterculture Memorabilia. 461 lots

Sat. Aug. 13th
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . August Estate Auction. 33 lots
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints. 155 lots
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books, Art, Ephemera, and Collectibles.

Sun. Aug. 14th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 8/7.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 8/7.
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints. 43 lots

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.