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October Week Two Revised

For the week ended Saturday 8 October 2017 33 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 7 denominated in euros, 6 in British pounds, 1 in Mexican pesos, and 21 in US dollars.  Turnover was $7,066,303 as 8,721 lots were offered and 6,671 sold for a 76% success rate.  The average lot value was $1,059.26.

 

1 auction saw its total proceeds reach a million dollars: 


SothebysPhotographs on October 5th: $2,901,375 

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

RR AuctionThe Prince Auction - Online bidstart9/14 on September 27th: 204.13% 
TooveysAntiquarian and Collectors' Books on October 3rd: 155.24% 
Rachel Davis Fine ArtsAsian Fine Art - Prints on September 23rd: 131.49% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents on October 4th: 127.09% 
Jacksons AuctionImportant Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper on September 26th: 112.48% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on October 6th: 111.45% 
Nye & Company AuctioneersEstate Sale - Books and Prints - online bidstart 9/13 on September 27th: 106.26% 
Chiswick AuctionsPrinted Books and Manuscripts on September 27th: 100.35% 


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

Carlsen GallerySeptember Anniversary Antique Auction - Books, Prints on September 17th: 100.00% 
Nye & Company AuctioneersEstate Sale - Books and Prints - online bidstart 9/13 on September 27th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 9/24 on October 1st: 99.88% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - Online bidstart 9/26 on October 3rd: 99.03% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 9/24 on October 1st: 98.52% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on October 6th: 96.97% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles Auction - bidstart 9/3 on October 1st: 95.92% 
TooveysAntiquarian and Collectors' Books on October 3rd: 93.26% 
Rachel Davis Fine ArtsAsian Fine Art - Prints on September 23rd: 91.26% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents on October 4th: 87.35% 
Il PonteInterior Decoration - Modern Art/Modern Antiques - session 10: Books on October 2nd: 86.97% 
PBA GalleriesFine Literature on October 5th: 85.32% 
RR AuctionThe Prince Auction - Online bidstart9/14 on September 27th: 85.20% 
Jacksons AuctionImportant Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper on September 26th: 80.10% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys JOHN QUINCY ADAMS on October 5th Actual price: USD $360,500.
  2. Sothebys 'CHARLESTON, S. C.' on October 5th Actual price: USD $348,500.
  3. Sothebys NUDE ON SAND  on October 5th Actual price: USD $324,500.
  4. Bonhams Ginkgo Leaves (New York), 1990 on October 2nd Actual price: USD $199,500.
  5. Bonhams The Golden Gate before the Bridge, San Francisco, California, 1933 on October 2nd Actual price: USD $162,500.
  6. Sothebys 'WHITE ANGEL BREADLINE' (SAN FRANCISCO) on October 5th Actual price: USD $106,250.
  7. Sothebys 'MOONRISE, HERNANDEZ, N.M.' on October 5th Actual price: USD $81,250.
  8. RR Auction Prince's Personally-Owned and Stage-Worn Yellow Boots on September 27th Actual price: USD $75,148.
  9. Sothebys SELECTED MOTION STUDIES on October 5th Actual price: USD $72,500.
  10. Sothebys 'AU LUXEMBOURG' (LA FONTAINE DE CARPEAUX AU LUXEMBOURG) on October 5th Actual price: USD $62,500.
  11. Sothebys 'PARMELIAN PRINTS OF THE HIGH SIERRAS' on October 5th Actual price: USD $62,500.
  12. RR Auction Prince's Own 1980 Rick James Tour All Access Pass on September 27th Actual price: USD $60,367.
  13. Sothebys CEREMONY COMMEMORATING THE ABOLITION OF SLAVERY IN THE FRENCH EMPIRE, MARTINIQUE on October 5th Actual price: USD $60,000.
  14. RR Auction Prince 1986 'Camille' Advance Pressing on September 27th Actual price: USD $58,787.
  15. Sothebys DR. CHARLES LINNAEUS ALLEN STUDYING ANATOMY WITH STUDENT on October 5th Actual price: USD $56,250.
  16. Bonhams Portfolio IV: What Majestic Word--In Memory of Russell Varian, on October 2nd Actual price: USD $56,250.
  17. RR Auction Prince's Purple Rain Nine-Page Handwritten Musical Enhancement Notes on September 27th Actual price: USD $51,323.
  18. RR Auction Prince's Cherry Moon Personal Notebook with Extensive Handwritten Working Script on September 27th Actual price: USD $44,839.
  19. Sothebys 'NEW YORK CITY' (GIRLS IN THE WINDOWS) on October 5th Actual price: USD $40,000.
  20. Sothebys CIEL CHARGÉ - MER MÉDITERRANÉE (CLOUDY SKY, MEDITERRANEAN SEA) on October 5th Actual price: USD $37,500.
  21. Sothebys 'MOUNT MCKINLEY AND WONDER LAKE, ALASKA' on October 5th Actual price: USD $37,500.
  22. Sothebys 'WINTER SUNRISE, THE SIERRA NEVADA FROM LONE PINE, CALIFORNIA' on October 5th Actual price: USD $35,000.
  23. Bonhams Dovima with Elephants, Evening Dress by Dior, Cirque d'Hiver, Paris, August, 1955 on October 2nd Actual price: USD $35,000.
  24. Sothebys CHINESE GOLD MINERS POSED WITH NUGGETS, CALIFORNIA on October 5th Actual price: USD $32,500.
  25. Sothebys STREET SCENE IN BENICIA, SOLANO COUNTY, CALIFORNIA on October 5th Actual price: USD $32,500.



33 total sales reported this week:

Sothebys. Photographs on October 5th: 54.77%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on October 6th: 96.97%
Il Ponte. Interior Decoration - Modern Art/Modern Antiques - Prints on October 6th: 72.22%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art – Antique Engravings & Lithographs – Works on Paper on October 5th: 74.68%
Grays Auctioneers. Fine Art, etc. - Books, Prints on October 4th: 50.00%
PBA Galleries. Fine Literature on October 5th: 85.32%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Fine Art - Prints on October 5th: 75.36%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Printed Books, Maps and Documents on October 4th: 87.35%
RR Auction. The Prince Auction - Online bidstart9/14 on September 27th: 85.20%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Online bidstart 9/26 on October 3rd: 99.03%
Tooveys. Prints and Maps on October 4th: 75.37%
Chiswick Auctions. Printed Books and Manuscripts on September 27th: 75.29%
Old World Auctions. Antique Maps, Globes, Charts, Atlases & Vintage Graphics - online bidstart 8/30 on September 13th: 72.06%
The Antiquarian Book. Online sale of Fine & Rare Antiquarian Books and Documents on October 3rd: 41.18%
Carlsen Gallery. September Anniversary Antique Auction - Books, Prints on September 17th: 100.00%
Morton Subastas. Books and Documents on the History of Mexico on October 3rd: 30.57%
Tooveys. Antiquarian and Collectors' Books on October 3rd: 93.26%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on October 3rd: 44.44%
Winter Associates. Modern, Fine Art - Prints on October 2nd: 60.00%
Nye & Company Auctioneers. Estate Sale - Books and Prints - online bidstart 9/13 on September 27th: 100.00%
OSENAT. Works of Art - Prints on October 1st: 60.00%
Bonhams. Photographs on October 2nd: 30.56%
Il Ponte. Interior Decoration - Modern Art/Modern Antiques - session 10: Books on October 2nd: 86.97%
Il Ponte. Interior Decoration - Modern Art/Modern Antiques - Prints on September 29th: 75.34%
The Written Word Autographs. Autographs on September 30th: 40.86%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 9/24 on October 1st: 99.88%
Heritage Auctions. The Connie Francis Collection Entertainment on October 1st: 46.09%
Potomack Company. Books, Prints, Asian & Decorative Arts Online Auction on September 27th: 67.43%
Jacksons Auction. Important Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper on September 26th: 80.10%
Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH. Modern Art, Modern Photography, Old Paintings & Antiques on September 29th: 44.02%
Rachel Davis Fine Arts. Asian Fine Art - Prints on September 23rd: 91.26%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 9/24 on October 1st: 98.52%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles Auction - bidstart 9/3 on October 1st: 95.92% 

 

For the week ahead 30 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Oct. 9th
Gonnelli Casa DAste. Firenze. Old Master Prints and Modern Prints. 360 lots
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. American History: Timed Online Auction - bidstart 9/28. 446 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 104 lots
Profiles in History. Calabasas Hills. The Personal Property Auction of Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds - Day 3. 168 lots

Tue. Oct. 10th
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. ROMANTIC ILLUSTRATED BOOKS, R. B.L.'S COLLECTION. 103 lots
Christies. New York. VISIONARIES: PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE EMILY AND JERRY SPIEGEL COLLECTION. 40 lots
Christies. New York. Photographs. 111 lots
Christies. New York. Important Photographs from the Collection of Donald and Alice Lappe. 67 lots
Henri Godts Books and Prints Auctions. Bruxelles . Live Auction - Books, Prints. 469 lots
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. ROMANTIC LITERARY WORKS, ORIGINAL EDITIONS, R. B.L.'S COLLECTION. 261 lots
Gonnelli Casa DAste. Firenze. Prints, Autographs, Photographs, Music. 427 lots
PIASA. Paris. FRANÇOIS DAUTRESME COLLECTION , MEMORIES OF CHINA - books, photos. 48 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Online bidstart 10/3. 802 lots

Wed. Oct. 11th
Lyon and Turnbull. Edinburgh. Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Photographs. 651 lots
Trafford Books. Manchester. Books. 243 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet bidstart 9/28. 775 lots
Heritage Auctions. New York. Photographs. 467 lots
Gonnelli Casa DAste. Firenze. Books and Manuscripts. 589 lots
Ader. PARIS. Modern Illustrated Books.
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Books and Prints. 50 lots

Thu. Oct. 12th
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Cape Town. Books - Internet Bidstart 10/5. 241 lots
Forum Auctions. London. The Edge Hall Library. 311 lots
Ader. PARIS. Abstract and Contemporary Art - Books and Prints.

Fri. Oct. 13th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Illustration Art. 365 lots
Dorotheum . Vienna. Modern and Contemporary Art, Modern Prints. 83 lots

Sat. Oct. 14th
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Antiques, Asian and Fine Arts: Prints. 143 lots

Sun. Oct. 15th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 10/8.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 10/8.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles Auction - bidstart 9/17. 263 lots
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Antiques, Asian and Fine Arts: Prints. 44 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <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>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers:<br>Rare & Collectors’ Sale. May 2, 2018</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> Extremely Fine Copy of Fantasy Classic. Tolkien (J.R.R.) <i>The Hobbit, or There and Back Again,</i> L. (George Allen & Unwin Ltd. Museum Street) 1937. €20,000 to €30,000
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> Incunabula. [Sirectus, Antonius] O’Fihely (Maurice)Abp. <i>Formalitates de Mente Doctoris Subtilis Scoti Nec Non Stephai Burlifer cum novis additionibus…</i> Venice 14th December 1051 (ie. 1501). €3,000 to €4,000
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> Original Book Illustrations by Pamela Leonard. Illustrations: Regan (Peter) Touchstone, 8vo D. (Mount Salas Press) 1989. €3,500 to €4,500
    <b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers:<br>Rare & Collectors’ Sale. May 2, 2018</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> [Petit (Jean), Prevel (Jean) & Gregory (Pope)] [Gregorius]. <i>Compendium Textuale Compillationis decretalium Gregorri noni sine qua…</i>, Paris [Dec. 1524]. €350 to €500
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> Excessively Rare – V. Fine Copy. [Mac Mahon]. <i>Jus Primatiale Armacanum, In Omnes Archiepiscopos, Episcopos, et Universum Clerum</i>… [n.p.] 1728. €750 to €1,000
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> Madden (R.R.). <i>Travels in Turkey, Egypt, Nubia and Palestine in 1824, 1825, 1826 and 1827,</i> 2 vols. 1822. €500 to €700
    <b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers:<br>Rare & Collectors’ Sale. May 2, 2018</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> Early English Herbal. Gerarde (John). The Herball or General History of Plants, thick folio L. (John Norton) 1597. €700 to €1,000
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> The Tehran World War 2 Conference Photograph: [Tehran Conference 1943] An important and iconic Group Photograph showing Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin. €80 to €120
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> Natural History Specimens from Jersey Jersey Islands: Westacton [Mrs Acton] Collection of 53 original dried examples of Seaweed collected in Jersey, c. 1860. €300 to €400
    <b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers:<br>Rare & Collectors’ Sale. May 2, 2018</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> Plyglot Bible: Hutteri (Eliae). <i>Biblia Sacra, Ebraice, Chaldaice, Graece, Latinae, Germanice, Sclavonice.</i> Lg. folio Nurimberg 1599. €250 to €350
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> The American Invasion 1888: “First Ever G.A.A. Hurling Match in America” Medal: G.A.A., The Invaders, 1888. €2,000 to €3,000
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> “Babe” Ruth and the G.A.A. G.A.A. & Baseball: A unique and early Sporting Association. An original Spalding B12 Baseball Bat. €4,000 to €6,000
  • <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>