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29 Auctions Archived, 23 Sales Upcoming

For the week ended Saturday 8 October 2016, 29 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 7 denominated in euros, 6 in British pounds, 1 in Mexican pesos, and 15 in US dollars.  Turnover was $14,676,519 as 6,215 lots were offered and 4,846 sold for a 78% success rate.  It was another strong week.

5 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

SothebysPhotographs on October 7th: $2,805,125 
ChristiesPhotographs on October 5th: $2,421,188 
SothebysBibliothèque cynégétique du Verne : Vénerie, fauconnerie, chasses on October 5th: $2,144,136 
Swann GalleriesAfrican-American Fine Art - Prints on October 6th: $2,106,209 
ChristiesPhotographs: The Evening Sale on October 4th: $1,083,000 

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

Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents on October 5th: 326.72% 
ChristiesLeslie Waddington Collection - Prints on October 4th: 215.28% 
Robert Siegel GalleriesPeter Sharrer Collection of Postal Markings on October 5th: 183.06% 
ALDEAntiquarian and 19th Century Books on September 30th: 127.05% 
TooveysAntiquarian and Collectors Books on October 4th: 114.40% 
Dallas Auction GalleryThe Fine Art Auction - Prints on October 5th: 105.89% 

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

ChristiesLeslie Waddington Collection - Prints on October 4th: 100.00% 
Dallas Auction GalleryThe Fine Art Auction - Prints on October 5th: 100.00% 
Robert Siegel GalleriesPeter Sharrer Collection of Postal Markings on October 5th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 9/25 on October 2nd: 99.26% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 9/25 on October 2nd: 97.66% 
Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersPrints on October 7th: 95.56% 
GuernseysJohnny Winter - The Auction on September 30th: 93.24% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents on October 5th: 87.63% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on October 4th: 87.10% 
Grays AuctioneersModern, Post-Modern and Contemporary Art - Prints on September 28th: 86.40% 
GuernseysGuernseys: Johnny Winter - The Auction on October 1st: 86.16% 
TooveysAntiquarian and Collectors Books on October 4th: 85.27% 
AderPost War and Contemporary Art - Prints on September 27th: 82.35% 
FreemansBooks, Maps and Manuscripts on September 30th: 82.24% 
ALDEAntiquarian and 19th Century Books on September 30th: 80.32% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys DES DEDUIZ DE LA CHASSE DES BESTES SAUVAIGES ET DES OYSEAUX DE PROYE. NOUUELLEMENT IMPRIMÉ À PARIS. on October 5th Actual price: USD $581,280.
  2. Christies Flag, 1987 on October 5th Actual price: USD $487,500.
  3. Sothebys LA VENERIE DE IAQUES DU FOUILLOUX ESCUYER, SEIGNEUR DUDIT LIEU, PAYS DE GASTINE, EN POITOU. DEDIÉE AU ROY TRESCHRESTIEN CHARLES NEUFIESME DE CE NOM. PLUSIEURS RECEPTES ET REMEDES POUR GUERIR LES CHIENS DE DIVERSES MALADIES. PLUS, L’ADOLESCENCE DE L’AUTHE on October 5th Actual price: USD $299,040.
  4. Christies Rayograph, 1922 on October 4th Actual price: USD $295,500.
  5. Christies El Capitan (Yosemite National Park), 1999 on October 4th Actual price: USD $187,500.
  6. Sothebys LA VÉNERIE… on October 5th Actual price: USD $127,008.
  7. Christies Parade – Hoboken, New Jersey, 1955 on October 4th Actual price: USD $125,000.
  8. Christies Jacqueline de profil à droite lithograph, 1958 on October 4th Actual price: USD $118,125.
  9. Christies Self Portrait with Whip, 1978 on October 5th Actual price: USD $106,250.
  10. Christies White Angel Bread Line, San Francisco, 1933 on October 4th Actual price: USD $106,250.
  11. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers Francoise sur fond gris, 1950 on September 30th Actual price: USD $106,250.
  12. Christies Ken Moody and Robert Sherman, 1984 on October 5th Actual price: USD $100,000.
  13. Christies Calla Lily, 1988 on October 5th Actual price: USD $93,750.
  14. Freemans The Federalist: A Collection of Essays, Written in Favour of the New Constitution [by Hamilton, Madison and Jay]. on September 30th Actual price: USD $93,750.
  15. Swann Galleries Eighteen Photographs on October 6th Actual price: USD $87,500.
  16. Christies Calla Lily, 1984 on October 5th Actual price: USD $75,000.
  17. Christies Untitled (Downtown Morton, Mississippi), c. 1970 on October 4th Actual price: USD $68,750.
  18. Robert Siegel Galleries 5c Red Brown (1). on October 5th Actual price: USD $63,250.
  19. Christies Golden Bird, c. 1920 on October 4th Actual price: USD $62,500.
  20. Christies Untitled #724-96, 1996 on October 4th Actual price: USD $60,000.
  21. Christies Cocoa Dress (Balenciaga), Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn, 1950 on October 5th Actual price: USD $56,250.
  22. Christies Yakusa, 1994 on October 5th Actual price: USD $56,250.
  23. Christies The Walk to Paradise Garden, 1946 on October 5th Actual price: USD $52,500.
  24. Christies Frozen Lake and Cliffs, Kaweah Gap, Sierra Nevada, California, 1932 on October 5th Actual price: USD $50,000.
  25. Freemans Book of Hours. Use of Rome. on September 30th Actual price: USD $47,500.


29 total sales reported this week:

Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Prints on October 7th: 95.56%
Sothebys. Photographs on October 7th: 65.71%
Grays Auctioneers. Modern, Post-Modern and Contemporary Art - Prints on September 28th: 86.40%
Morton Subastas. Books and Documents on September 27th: 38.16%
Swann Galleries. African-American Fine Art - Prints on October 6th: 77.46%
PBA Galleries. Fine Literature on October 6th: 74.17%
Robert Siegel Galleries. Peter Sharrer Collection of Postal Markings on October 5th: 100.00%
Sothebys. Bibliothèque cynégétique du Verne : Vénerie, fauconnerie, chasses on October 5th: 68.27%
Dallas Auction Gallery. The Fine Art Auction - Prints on October 5th: 100.00%
Purcell Auctioneers. Antiques and Collectables -Books and Prints on October 5th: 76.19%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Photographs on October 6th: 78.06%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Printed Books, Maps and Documents on October 5th: 87.63%
Christies. Photographs on October 5th: 62.18%
Christies. Leslie Waddington Collection - Prints on October 4th: 100.00%
Christies. Photographs: The Evening Sale on October 4th: 50.00%
Tooveys. Prints and Maps on October 5th: 73.30%
Tooveys. Antiquarian and Collectors Books on October 4th: 85.27%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on October 4th: 87.10%
Guernseys. Guernseys: Johnny Winter - The Auction on October 1st: 86.16%
Guernseys. Johnny Winter - The Auction on September 30th: 93.24%
Auctionata. Art of the 20th and 21st Century - Prints on September 30th: 30.00%
Freemans. Books, Maps and Manuscripts on September 30th: 82.24%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Ornithology - Books and Prints on September 30th: 56.85%
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Fine Prints on September 30th: 72.04%
ALDE. Antiquarian and 19th Century Books on September 30th: 80.32%
Ader. Post War and Contemporary Art - Prints on September 27th: 82.35%
Ader. Photographies à Tout Prix ! on September 29th: 51.88%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 9/25 on October 2nd: 97.66%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 9/25 on October 2nd: 99.26%

23 sales are scheduled this week:


Mon. Oct. 10th
Winter Associates. Plainville, CT . Continental - Prints and Books. 29 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 75 lots

Tue. Oct. 11th
Ader. PARIS. Vinyl and Memorabilia. 457 lots

Wed. Oct. 12th
Forum Auctions. London. Banksy Editions. 40 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet bidstart 9/23. 918 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Illustration Art. 313 lots
Central Mass Auctions. Boston,. Moving Sale Worcester, MA Modern Fine Furnishings. 15 lots
JellyFishTree. Johannesburg. October Sale of Books. 110 lots

Thu. Oct. 13th
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Rare Books, Geography, Medicine, Science, Music, Politics. 738 lots
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Cape Town. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 10/6. 323 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Manuscripts, Incunables, Theology, Books on Art, Juridica. 500 lots

Fri. Oct. 14th
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. 75172 Pforzheim. Books. 3186 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Literature, Illustrated Books, Philosophy, Abecedaria. 383 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Modern Literature and Art Documentation, Design, Avantgarde. 289 lots

Sat. Oct. 15th
OSENAT. FONTAINEBLEAU. Automobilia. 107 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. The Marine Sale - Books and Prints. 48 lots
Gateway Gallery Auction. Chambersburg, PA . Matchbooks and Comic Books. 121 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Autograph Letters on Literature, Science, Art and Music. 894 lots
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. 75172 Pforzheim. Books, Autographs and Manuscripts, Antique Maps and Prints. 2843 lots
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints. 144 lots

Sun. Oct. 16th
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints. 36 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 10/9.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 10/9.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <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>
  • <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.