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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>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.