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40 Auctions Archived, 20 Sales Upcoming

For the week ended Saturday, November 19th, 40 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 17 denominated in euros, 8 in British pounds, and 15 in US dollars.  Sales totaled $15,446,749 as 12,194 lots were offered and 8,828 lots sold for a 72.4% success rate.

2 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

SothebysTravel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History on November 15th: $2,879,517 
Swann GalleriesContemporary Art on November 15th: $1,080,471 

9 auctions saw total sales exceed 100% of the high estimates of all lots offered in the sale: 

TooveysEphemera on November 1st: 216.15% 
AderPrints on October 20th: 177.04% 
Binoche et GiquelloRARE PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE 19TH CENTURY AND GUSTAVE LE GRAY on November 10th: 166.15% 
Binoche et GiquelloLIBRARY OF NORMAN CASTLE, TRAVEL BOOKS on November 16th: 149.25% 
Forum Auctions in ItalyRare Books on October 27th: 135.06% 
AguttesAutomobilia on November 5th: 127.23% 
Forum AuctionsBanksy Editions on October 12th: 117.87% 
Swann GalleriesPrinted & Manuscript Americana on November 17th: 102.89% 
TooveysPrints on November 2nd: 101.72% 


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

Forum AuctionsArchitectural Books, Prints and Drawings. The Property of the late Nancy Sheiry Glaister on September 29th: 100.00% 
Forum AuctionsBanksy Editions on October 12th: 100.00% 
National Book AuctionsBooks on November 5th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 11/6 on November 13th: 99.88% 
Heritage AuctionsBiblical Archaeology & Related Objects on November 16th: 98.39% 
TooveysEphemera on November 1st: 98.08% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 11/6 on November 13th: 97.00% 
AguttesAutomobilia on November 5th: 92.31% 
Addison and SarovaRare and Fine Books on November 5th: 89.21% 
Cowans AuctionsAmerican History - Online bidstart 10/6 on October 17th: 89.00% 
TooveysPrints on November 2nd: 87.50% 
Forum Auctions in ItalyRare Books on October 27th: 86.42% 
Swann GalleriesPrinted & Manuscript Americana on November 17th: 84.31% 
TooveysPrints and Maps on April 20th: 81.55% 
 
Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys DESCRIPTION DE L'ÉGYPTE, OU RECUEIL DES OBSERVATIONS ET DES RECHERCHES QUI ONT ÉTÉ FAITES EN ÉGYPTE PENDANT L'EXPÉDITION DE L'ARMÉE FRANÇAISE, PUBLIÉ PAR LES ORDERS DE SA MAJESTÉ L'EMPEREUR NAPOLÉON LE GRAND. on November 15th Actual price: USD $397,730.
  2. Sothebys GROOTEN ATLAS, OFT WERELT-BESCHRYVING IN WELCKE 'T AERDRYCK DE ZEE, EN HEMEL.  on November 15th Actual price: USD $338,210.
  3. Christies Rear view, open air theatre, Vancouver, 2005 on November 12th Actual price: USD $310,835.
  4. Sothebys A COLLECTION OF OVER 1,300 NINETEENTH-CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHS OF PALESTINE, HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE: on November 15th Actual price: USD $308,450.
  5. Artcurial Album de portraits on November 15th Actual price: USD $295,106.
  6. Sothebys BRITISH ALGAE VOL. III', 1843-1853 on November 11th Actual price: USD $234,330.
  7. Sothebys THE HOLY LAND, SYRIA, IDUMEA, ARABIA, EGYPT & NUBIA. on November 15th Actual price: USD $186,000.
  8. Binoche et Giquello Les Voyages de la Nouvelle France occidentale, dicte Canada. on November 16th Actual price: USD $133,172.
  9. Swann Galleries Milkweed on November 15th Actual price: USD $125,000.
  10. Forum Auctions Girl with Balloon on October 12th Actual price: USD $108,675.
  11. Binoche et Giquello Panorama des quais de la Seine, l'Île de la Cité, avec la passerelle des Arts et l'Institut on November 10th Actual price: USD $103,276.
  12. Sothebys NOUVEAU THEATRE DU MONDE OU NOUVEL ATLAS COMPRENNT LES TABLES ET DESCRIPTIONS DE TOUTES LES REGIONS DELA TERRE. on November 15th Actual price: USD $100,750.
  13. Sothebys LARGE COLLECTION OF MAPS DEVOTED TO THE NORTH AFRICAN LITTORAL FROM MOROCCO TO THE RED SEA.  on November 15th Actual price: USD $85,250.
  14. Christies War is terror, 2001-2003 on November 12th Actual price: USD $79,715.
  15. Binoche et Giquello Tour Saint-Jacques vue depuis la rue des Halles on November 10th Actual price: USD $78,816.
  16. Sothebys TOONEEL DER STADEN VAN DE VEREENIGHDE NEDERLANDEN 'S KONINGS NEDERLANDEN TOWNBOOKS OF THE NETHERLANDS. on November 15th Actual price: USD $74,400.
  17. Forum Auctions Kate Moss on October 12th Actual price: USD $70,875.
  18. Sothebys AN ALBUM INCLUDING AN EARLY PHOTOGRAPH OF A FERN BY TALBOT, AND DRAWINGS AND WATERCOLOURS BY MEMBERS OF THE MUNDY FAMILY. on November 15th Actual price: USD $69,750.
  19. Sothebys Herbarius latinus on November 15th Actual price: USD $69,750.
  20. Binoche et Giquello Le Roman de la Rose. on November 16th Actual price: USD $67,945.
  21. Swann Galleries The Book of Mormon: An Account Written by the Hand of Mormon, upon Plates Taken from the Plates of Nephi. on November 17th Actual price: USD $67,500.
  22. Binoche et Giquello Les Voyages. Divisez en deux livres. Ou, Journal tres-fidele des observations faites és descouvertures de la Nouvelle France. on November 16th Actual price: USD $62,509.
  23. Forum Auctions Barely Legal (LA set) on October 12th Actual price: USD $62,213.
  24. Binoche et Giquello Les Quatre premiers livres des navigations et peregrinations Orientales. on November 16th Actual price: USD $61,151.
  25. Clars Auction Gallery Fiftieth Anniversary Portfolio: 1902-1952 on November 13th Actual price: USD $60,500.


40 total sales reported this week:

JellyFishTree. October Sale of Books on October 16th: 32.73%
Zisska and Lacher. Rare Books, Maps, Photographs, Prints and Drawings on November 11th: 61.11%
Bolaffi Ambassador Auctions. Posters - Internet bidstart 10/31 on November 10th: 40.78%
PBA Galleries. Rare Books and Manuscripts on November 17th: 60.21%
Swann Galleries. Printed & Manuscript Americana on November 17th: 84.31%
Bonhams. Prints and Multiples on November 16th: 71.84%
ALDE. Original Bindings and Modern Illustrated Books - Day 2 on November 15th: 40.71%
ALDE. Original Bindings and Modern Illustrated Books on November 14th: 74.44%
Artcurial. Alfred de Vigny Collection - Books and Manuscripts on November 15th: 73.97%
Binoche et Giquello. LIBRARY OF NORMAN CASTLE, TRAVEL BOOKS on November 16th: 77.16%
Binoche et Giquello. RARE PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE 19TH CENTURY AND GUSTAVE LE GRAY on November 10th: 70.59%
Binoche et Giquello. Gustave Le Gray: 18 Views of Paris on November 10th: 61.11%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on November 15th: 67.83%
Swann Galleries. Contemporary Art on November 15th: 78.89%
RR Auction. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet bidstart 10/21 on November 9th: 59.92%
Clars Auction Gallery. Prints on November 13th: 72.73%
Clars Auction Gallery. Asian, Antique, Jewelry, Art - Prints, Books on November 12th: 78.26%
Michaans Auctions. November Estate Auction - Books and Prints on November 12th: 60.53%
Sothebys. Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History on November 15th: 73.18%
Sothebys. Photographs from Atkins to Warhol - An Important European Collection on November 11th: 40.51%
Aguttes. Automobilia on November 5th: 92.31%
Christies. Photographs on November 12th: 66.67%
Kolbe and Fanning Numismatic Booksellers. Numismatic Books on October 21st: 76.45%
Heritage Auctions. Biblical Archaeology & Related Objects on November 16th: 98.39%
Forum Auctions in Italy. Rare Books on October 27th: 86.42%
Forum Auctions. Collectors Sale: Books and Works on Paper on October 20th: 78.18%
Forum Auctions. Architectural Books, Prints and Drawings. The Property of the late Nancy Sheiry Glaister on September 29th: 100.00%
Nosbüsch & Stucke. Rare Books and Prints on November 5th: 64.05%
Nosbüsch & Stucke. Rare Books and Prints on November 4th: 58.66%
Minerva Auctions Roma. Photography on November 3rd: 30.13%
Addison and Sarova. Rare and Fine Books on November 5th: 89.21%
Cowans Auctions. American History - Online bidstart 10/6 on October 17th: 89.00%
Tooveys. Prints and Maps on April 20th: 81.55%
Tooveys. Ephemera on November 1st: 98.08%
Tooveys. Prints on November 2nd: 87.50%
Ader. Prints on October 20th: 74.64%
Forum Auctions. Banksy Editions on October 12th: 100.00%
National Book Auctions. Books on November 5th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 11/6 on November 13th: 97.00%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 11/6 on November 13th: 99.88%


For the week ahead 20 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Nov. 21st
Ketterer Kunst Doerling. Hamburg. Rare Books - Evening Sale. 127 lots
Grays Auctioneers. Cleveland, . The Chicago World's Fair, Columbian Exposition 1893 - Prints, Books. 50 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 82 lots

Tue. Nov. 22nd
Bubb Kuyper. 2011 KM Haarlem. Books, Manuscripts, Prints. 6064 lots
Doyle New York. New York. Rare Books, Autographs and Photographs. 601 lots
Pandolfini. Florence . OLD MASTER AND MODERN PRINTS AND DRAWINGS - OLD AND RARE BOOKS. 260 lots
Ketterer Kunst Doerling. Hamburg. Rare Books Day 2. 1141 lots

Wed. Nov. 23rd
Auctionata. Berlin. Selected Works by Dieter Blum. 88 lots

Thu. Nov. 24th
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Fine Sale - Books. 104 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Art - Prints. 867 lots
PIASA. Paris. Images and Landscapes of Europe and the Orient, XVIII and XIX century books decorated with etchings.
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Cape Town. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 11/19. 403 lots
Rossini. Paris. Prints, etc.. 43 lots

Fri. Nov. 25th
Romantic Agony Book and Print Auctions. Brussels. Antiquarian Books. 691 lots
Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH. Berlin-Schoneberg. Prints and Photographs. 434 lots
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Lee's Summit . Thanksgiving Weekend Sale - Prints. 13 lots

Sat. Nov. 26th
OSENAT. FONTAINEBLEAU. 20th Century Spirit. 38 lots
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. Comic Strips.

Sun. Nov. 27th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 11/20.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 11/20.

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.