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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 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