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Sixty-eight Auctions Archived: 30 Scheduled this Week

For the week ended Saturday 28 October 68 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database, 26 denominated in euros, 8 in British pounds, and 34 in US dollars.  Turnover was a svelte $52,815,820 as 22,798 lots were offered and 15,425 sold for a 68% success rate.

 

14 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 


SothebysImportant Prints & Multiples Including Property from the Collection of Catherine Woodard and Nelson on October 24th: $12,109,938 
ChristiesMasterpieces of Design and Photography on October 3rd: $4,750,350 
ALDEPrecious Ancient Books on October 17th: $4,094,305 
ChristiesImportant Photographs from the Collection of Donald and Alice Lappe on October 10th: $3,603,125 
ChristiesPhotographs on October 10th: $3,321,500 
Winner's Auctions and ExhibitionsHoly books, Chassidut, Manuscripts, Rabbinical & Admors' letters, Eretz Yisrael & Zionism, Americana on October 24th: $2,269,452 
SothebysArts of the Islamic World on October 25th: $2,200,153 
ChristiesVISIONARIES: PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE EMILY AND JERRY SPIEGEL COLLECTION on October 10th: $2,140,625 
SothebysThe Magnificent Botanical Library of D.F. Allen on October 26th: $1,825,251 
BonhamsPrints and Multiples on October 24th: $1,623,648 
Swann GalleriesArt and Storytelling: Photographs and Photobooks on October 19th: $1,476,677 
Kiefer Buch und KunstauktionenBooks, Graphics modern and ancient Arts, Antiques on October 7th: $1,231,019 
SothebysFine Autograph Letters and Manuscripts from a Distinguished Private Collection. Part 1: Music on October 26th: $1,229,187 
RR AuctionSpace and Aviation - Internet bidstart 10/12 on October 19th: $1,074,007 

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

PIASAFRANÇOIS DAUTRESME COLLECTION , MEMORIES OF CHINA - books, photos on October 10th: 475.75% 
Winner's Auctions and ExhibitionsHoly books, Chassidut, Manuscripts, Rabbinical & Admors' letters, Eretz Yisrael & Zionism, Americana on October 24th: 321.53% 
ALDEPrecious Ancient Books on October 17th: 201.16% 
EldredsThe Schofield Collection of Political Memorabilia on October 18th: 160.05% 
ArtcurialFrancis Giacobetti Photographs on October 17th: 149.32% 
BonhamsThe Sporting Sale on October 25th: 142.73% 
Galerie BassengeThe Romantic Ballet on October 18th: 122.79% 
Galerie BassengeAutographs on October 18th: 122.75% 
Heritage AuctionsThe David and Janice Frent Collection of Presidential & Political Americana Americana & Political on October 21st: 117.94% 
Swann GalleriesEarly Printed, Medical, Scientific and Travel Books on October 17th: 117.49% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Winner's Auctions and Exhibitions Professor Albert Einstein, Regarding Fitting Way of Life. Imperial Hotel, Tokyo [Japan], 1922 on October 24th Actual price: USD $1,560,000.
  2. ALDE [BIBLE à 49 lignes]. Biblia Latina. Volume I seul (Genèse-Psaumes). on October 17th Actual price: USD $1,209,500.
  3. Christies Red Morning (Hell) on October 3rd Actual price: USD $1,120,350.
  4. Christies May Day IV on October 3rd Actual price: USD $1,001,550.
  5. ALDE Offi cium Beatae Mariae Virginis, ad usum Romanum. Manuscrit enluminé sur vélin par BARTOLOMEO SANVITO et GASPARE da PADOVA, on October 17th Actual price: USD $885,000.
  6. Sothebys CAMPBELL'S SOUP I (F. & S. II.44-53) on October 24th Actual price: USD $852,500.
  7. Sothebys PORTRAIT D'OLGA AU COL DE FOURRURE (BA. 109) on October 24th Actual price: USD $732,500.
  8. Christies Betty in Her Attic, 1920 on October 10th Actual price: USD $732,500.
  9. Christies Self-Portrait on October 3rd Actual price: USD $724,350.
  10. Christies Orphaned Cheetah Cubs, Mweiga, near Nyeri, Kenya, March 1968 on October 10th Actual price: USD $672,500.
  11. Sothebys EVENING. MELANCHOLY I (SCH. 82; W. 91) on October 24th Actual price: USD $612,500.
  12. Sothebys GREEN on October 24th Actual price: USD $492,500.
  13. Christies Rebecca, New York, 1923 on October 10th Actual price: USD $492,500.
  14. Sothebys MELANCHOLY III (SCHIEFLER 144; WOLL 203) on October 24th Actual price: USD $468,500.
  15. Christies Urgency XVI on October 3rd Actual price: USD $455,070.
  16. Christies "Charlotte Rampling" at the Hotel Nord Pinus, Arles, France 1973 on October 3rd Actual price: USD $439,230.
  17. Christies Dunes, Oceano, 1936 on October 10th Actual price: USD $432,500.
  18. Sothebys An illustration from the Fraser Album: Khan Bahadur Khan with Members of his Clan on October 25th Actual price: USD $394,678.
  19. Sothebys ANATOMY: 18 PRINTS on October 24th Actual price: USD $372,500.
  20. Sothebys LA FEMME À LA FENÊTRE (B. 695; BA. 891/II/A) on October 24th Actual price: USD $372,500.
  21. Christies Cottage Tulip: Sorbet, New York on October 3rd Actual price: USD $344,190.
  22. Christies Poppy: Glowing Embers, New York, 1968 on October 10th Actual price: USD $336,500.
  23. Christies Museum of Modern Art, New York on October 3rd Actual price: USD $312,510.
  24. Sothebys ALE CANS (ULAE 20) on October 24th Actual price: USD $300,000.
  25. Sothebys AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT OF THE "GEISTLICHES WIEGENLIED", OP.91 NO.2, FOR CONTRALTO, VIOLA AND PIANO, THE ORIGINAL VERSION OF 1864, SIGNED AND INSCRIBED AT THE END BY THE COMPOSER on October 26th Actual price: USD $298,918.



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

Alaska Auction. Books and Prints on October 11th: 100.00%
PIASA. FRANÇOIS DAUTRESME COLLECTION , MEMORIES OF CHINA - books, photos on October 10th: 100.00%
Gibson Auction Inc.. Best of the Best Fall Sale on October 7th: 100.00%
ALDE. Precious Ancient Books on October 17th: 100.00%
National Book Auctions. Books and Ephemera - Kashmir, Fairbanks, Civil War, etc. on October 21st: 100.00%
National Book Auctions. Books and Ephemera - Children’s, Signed, Exploration, etc. on September 23rd: 100.00%
National Book Auctions. Books on October 7th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 10/15 on October 22nd: 98.89%
Eldreds. The Schofield Collection of Political Memorabilia on October 18th: 98.06%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Online bidstart 10/17 on October 24th: 97.62%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 10/15 on October 22nd: 95.67%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles Auction - bidstart 9/24 on October 22nd: 94.59%
Heritage Auctions. The David and Janice Frent Collection of Presidential & Political Americana Americana & Political on October 21st: 94.23%
Heritage Auctions. Historical Manuscripts on October 19th: 92.29%
Swann Galleries. Early Printed, Medical, Scientific and Travel Books on October 17th: 91.83%
Artcurial. Francis Giacobetti Photographs on October 17th: 88.24%
Bonhams. The Sporting Sale on October 25th: 88.24%
Christies. VISIONARIES: PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE EMILY AND JERRY SPIEGEL COLLECTION on October 10th: 87.50%
Rachel Davis Fine Arts. Fine Art - Prints on October 21st: 87.32%
Rago Arts and Auctions. Curiouser and Curiouser - Prints on October 22nd: 86.84%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on October 10th: 86.54%
Bonhams. Prints and Multiples on October 24th: 85.71%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on October 17th: 84.93%
Galerie Bassenge. The Romantic Ballet on October 18th: 84.15%
Sothebys. Important Prints & Multiples Including Property from the Collection of Catherine Woodard and Nelson on October 24th: 83.38%


68 total sales reported this week:

Sothebys. Important Prints & Multiples Including Property from the Collection of Catherine Woodard and Nelson on October 24th: 83.38%
Artcurial. Eye Feel Photography on October 24th: 40.65%
Binoche et Giquello. Ancient and Modern Books on October 25th: 55.19%
Swann Galleries. Rare and important Travel Posters on October 26th: 71.01%
Bonhams. The Sporting Sale on October 25th: 88.24%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on October 24th: 79.78%
Sothebys. Arts of the Islamic World on October 25th: 49.12%
Sothebys. Fine Autograph Letters and Manuscripts from a Distinguished Private Collection. Part 1: Music on October 26th: 61.35%
Sothebys. The Magnificent Botanical Library of D.F. Allen on October 26th: 74.63%
Winner's Auctions and Exhibitions. Holy books, Chassidut, Manuscripts, Rabbinical & Admors' letters, Eretz Yisrael & Zionism, Americana on October 24th: 72.75%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Online bidstart 10/17 on October 24th: 97.62%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Books and Works on Paper on October 19th: 65.97%
Galerie Bassenge. Modern Literature and Art Documentation on October 19th: 57.28%
Galerie Bassenge. Collection Private Press Books on October 19th: 47.75%
Galerie Bassenge. Autographs on October 18th: 65.67%
Galerie Bassenge. The Romantic Ballet on October 18th: 84.15%
Galerie Bassenge. Literature, Children's Books on October 18th: 54.43%
Galerie Bassenge. Manuscripts, Incunabula and Books on October 17th: 48.56%
Galerie Bassenge. Valuable Books on October 17th: 43.90%
Galerie Bassenge. History, Geography and Travel Books on October 17th: 54.73%
National Book Auctions. Books and Ephemera - Kashmir, Fairbanks, Civil War, etc. on October 21st: 100.00%
National Book Auctions. Books on October 7th: 100.00%
National Book Auctions. Books and Ephemera - Children’s, Signed, Exploration, etc. on September 23rd: 100.00%
Rago Arts and Auctions. Curiouser and Curiouser - Prints on October 22nd: 86.84%
Rago Arts and Auctions. Great Estates Auction - Books and Prints on October 21st: 61.43%
Bonhams. Prints and Multiples on October 24th: 85.71%
Bonhams. ISLAMIC AND INDIAN ART INCLUDING MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY SOUTH ASIAN ART on October 23rd: 32.56%
Rachel Davis Fine Arts. Fine Art - Prints on October 21st: 87.32%
Eldreds. The Schofield Collection of Political Memorabilia on October 18th: 98.06%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on October 17th: 84.93%
Pierre Berge and Associes. Ancient and Modern Books on October 18th: 60.26%
Artcurial. Francis Giacobetti Photographs on October 17th: 88.24%
ALDE. Precious Ancient Books on October 17th: 100.00%
Clars Auction Gallery. Antiques, Asian and Fine Arts: Prints on October 15th: 72.73%
Clars Auction Gallery. Antiques, Asian and Fine Arts: Prints on October 14th: 72.03%
Forum Auctions in Italy. Ancient and Rare Books on October 19th: 70.13%
Ader. Abstract and Contemporary Art - Books and Prints on October 12th: 77.91%
Ader. Modern Illustrated Books on October 11th: 75.38%
Alaska Auction. Books and Prints on October 11th: 100.00%
PIASA. FRANÇOIS DAUTRESME COLLECTION , MEMORIES OF CHINA - books, photos on October 10th: 100.00%
Lyon and Turnbull. Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Photographs on October 11th: 72.20%
Binoche et Giquello. In conjunction with Sotheby's: ROMANTIC ILLUSTRATED BOOKS, R. B.L.'S COLLECTION on October 10th: 70.87%
PBA Galleries. The Richard Beagle Collection of Angling & Sporting Books, Part II on October 19th: 70.42%
Swann Galleries. Art and Storytelling: Photographs and Photobooks on October 19th: 71.50%
Swann Galleries. Early Printed, Medical, Scientific and Travel Books on October 17th: 91.83%
RR Auction. Space and Aviation - Internet bidstart 10/12 on October 19th: 79.59%
RR Auction. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet bidstart 9/28 on October 11th: 60.39%
Dorotheum . Modern and Contemporary Art, Modern Prints on October 13th: 50.60%
Christies. VILLA WUNDERKIND: SELECTED WORKS FROM THE PRIVATE COLLECTION OF WOLFGANG JOOP on October 18th: 0.00%
Christies. Masterpieces of Design and Photography on October 3rd: 73.33%
Christies. Important Photographs from the Collection of Donald and Alice Lappe on October 10th: 67.16%
Christies. Photographs on October 10th: 75.68%
Christies. VISIONARIES: PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE EMILY AND JERRY SPIEGEL COLLECTION on October 10th: 87.50%
Heritage Auctions. Historical Manuscripts on October 19th: 92.29%
Cowans Auctions. American History: Timed Online Auction - bidstart 9/28 on October 9th: 78.70%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on October 10th: 86.54%
Gibson Auction Inc.. Best of the Best Fall Sale on October 7th: 100.00%
Guernseys. The Kennedy Era on October 7th: 68.94%
Michaans Auctions. Gallery Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs on October 7th: 62.69%
Soler Y Llach. Ancient Books and Manuscripts on October 19th: 48.75%
Adams Amsterdam Auctions. Modern & Contemporary Art, part 2 (F t/m Z) on October 17th: 79.46%
Adams Amsterdam Auctions. Fine Art (16th – 20th Century) and Modern and Contemporary Art - Prints on October 16th: 71.84%
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Books - Internet Bidstart 10/5 on October 12th: 51.37%
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. Books, Graphics modern and ancient Arts, Antiques on October 7th: 45.61%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles Auction - bidstart 9/24 on October 22nd: 94.59%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 10/15 on October 22nd: 98.89%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 10/15 on October 22nd: 95.67%
Heritage Auctions. The David and Janice Frent Collection of Presidential & Political Americana Americana & Political on October 21st: 94.23% 


For the week ahead 30 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Oct. 30th
Sothebys. Paris. Books and Manuscripts. 161 lots
ALDE. Paris. Elie Faure Correspondence. 312 lots
Dorotheum . Vienna. Imperial Court Memorabilia and Historical Objects. 50 lots
Archives International Auctions. FORT LEE,. Chinese & Worldwide Banknotes, Scripophily and Ephemera. 339 lots
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. The Collection of Howard & Judith Tullman Online. 11 lots

Tue. Oct. 31st
Tooveys. West Sussex. Cigarette Cards, Photographs, Autographs, Ephemera, Postcards. 204 lots
Sothebys. London. Collections. 10 lots
Kedem Auction. Jerusalem . Rare and Important Items. 165 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 86 lots
Bonhams. London. Important Instruments of Science and Technology. 7 lots
Morton Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Ancient and Contemporary Books of Literature, Religion and CDMX. 336 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Online bidstart 10/24. 894 lots

Wed. Nov. 1st
Doyle New York. New York. Prints and Multiples. 244 lots
Tooveys. West Sussex. Prints. 12 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Eric P. Newman VIII Currency Signature Auction. 1215 lots
Nye & Company Auctioneers. Bloomfield. Fall Estate Treasures - Prints, Books. 54 lots

Thu. Nov. 2nd
Swann Galleries. New York. Old Master Through Modern Prints. 523 lots
Skinner. Marlborough. The Beauty of Space: NASA Photographs. 446 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Illustrated Books - Children's Literature - Books in All Fields. 557 lots
Sothebys. London. The Library of a European Gentleman. 283 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Fine and Decorative Arts - Prints. 33 lots
Dorotheum . Vienna. Graphic Prints. 165 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art – Antique Engravings & Lithographs – Works on Paper. 146 lots

Fri. Nov. 3rd
Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH. Berlin-Schoneberg. Ichthyology & Natural History - An important german private collection. 575 lots

Sat. Nov. 4th
Aspire Auctions. Cleveland. Online Sale: Books and Prints - Internet bidstart 10/27. 46 lots
Leland Little Auctions. Hillsborough, NC. Single-Owner Auction - The Collection of the late Keith and Caroline Gray. 142 lots
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books, etc..

Sun. Nov. 5th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 10/29.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 10/29.
Grogan and Company. Dedham. The 30th Anniversary Auction - Fine Arts Prints and Photographs. 24 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles Auction - bidstart 10/8. 297 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>Bonhams: Exploration and Travel, Featuring Americana, Part I. September 25, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> Shackleton, Ernest. <i>Aurora Australis.</i> Printed at the sign of 'The Penguins'; East Antarctica, 1908. $70,000 to $100,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> Shackleton, Ernest. <i>South Polar Times.</i> 1st edition, limited issue. from the library of Michael Barne. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> General Washington's <i>Proceedings of a General Court Martial... of Major General Lee.</i> Philiadelphia, 1778. 100 copies printed for Congress. BOUND WITH: ...Court Martial... of St Clair and ...Schuyler. $25,000 to $35,000
    <b>Bonhams: Exploration and Travel, Featuring Americana, Part I. September 25, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> <i>The Voice of the People.</i> Boston, 1754. Rare pamphlet on the Excise Tax. Nathaniel Sparhawk's copy. $4,000 to $6,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> Autograph Letter Signed ("S.L. Clemens"), offering extensive hard-earned advice on writing, 5 pp, 1881. $30,000 to $50,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> After Fra Egnazio Danti. <i>L'Ultime Parti not:e nel Indie Occid:ntli" [The last known parts of the Western Indies].</i> Painted Map of California, Western Mexico, and Japan. $70,000 to $100,000
    <b>Bonhams: Exploration and Travel, Featuring Americana, Part I. September 25, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> Ptolemaeus, Claudius. <i>Geographie opus nouissima...</i> 1513. The most important edition of Ptolemy, containing the Admiral's Map. $250,000 to $350,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> De Arellano, Don Alonso. Manuscript, his <i>"Relación mui singular y circunstanciada... Capitán del Patax San Lucas,"</i> manuscript copy from the Sir Thomas Phillips collection. $50,000 to $80,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> Purchas, Samuel. <i>Purchas his Pilgrimes.</i> First edition. With John Simth's engraved map of Virginia. $70,000 to $100,000
    <b>Bonhams: Exploration and Travel, Featuring Americana, Part I. September 25, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> Lewis, Meriwether. Contemporary manuscript true copy of his final power of attorney, 1809. $8,000 to $12,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> <i>A New Method of Macarony Making, as Practiced at Boston in North America.</i> Mezzotint. London, 1774. $5,000 to $7,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> <i>Scientific Base Ball Pitching: A Treatise on the Pitcher, Pitching, Origin and Philosophy of the Curve.</i> Chicago, 1897. $2,000 to $3,000
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Franklin H. Brown, <i>State Sovereignty, National Union,</i> Chicago, 1860. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Thomas Paine, <i>The American Crisis,</i> Fishkill, NY, December 1776. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b><br>The Aitken Bible, Philadelphia, 1781. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Francisco Loubayssin de Lamarca, probable first edition of the first novel set in the Spanish New World, Paris, 1617. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Juan de la Anunciación, <i>Sermonario en lengua mexicana,</i> first edition, first book of sermons in Nahuatl, Mexico, 1577. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Maturino Gilberti, <i>Thesoro spiritual en lengua de Mechuacá,</i> first edition, Mexico, 1558. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Commission of William O. Stoddard as secretary to the president, signed by Lincoln, Washington, 1861. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> <i>Clay and Frelinghuysen,</i> flag banner, circa 1844. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Daguerreotype of a man believed to be Frederick Granger Williams Smith, son of Joseph Smith, circa late 1850s. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> John C. Wolfe, <i>Portrait of Abraham Lincoln,</i> oil on board in period wooden frame, circa 1860s. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Francis W. Winton, manuscript on pow-wows with indigenous Canadians, 1881. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Family letters from two young daguerreotype artists, 1826-79. $10,000 to $15,000.