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36 Auctions Archived, 39 fresh sales this week

For the week ended Saturday 4 November 2017 36 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 10 denominated in euros, 8 in British pounds, 1 in Mexican pesos, and 17 in US dollars.  Turnover was $29,852,746 as 9,724 lots were offered and 7,915 sold for a 81% success rate.

 

8 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

ChristiesPrints and Multiples on October 25th: $8,710,250 
Arader GalleriesArader Galleries October Sale on October 28th: $3,804,997 
SothebysThe Library of a European Gentleman on November 2nd: $2,887,697 
Swann GalleriesOld Master Through Modern Prints on November 2nd: $2,647,935 
Binoche et GiquelloROMANTIC LITERARY WORKS, ORIGINAL EDITIONS, R. B.L.'S COLLECTION on October 10th: $2,082,150 
SothebysBooks and Manuscripts on October 30th: $2,016,676 
Heritage AuctionsEric P. Newman VIII Currency Signature Auction on November 2nd: $1,990,281 
Doyle New YorkPrints and Multiples on November 1st: $1,060,101 

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

BonhamsImportant Instruments of Science and Technology on October 31st: 1487.94% 
Dorotheum Imperial Court Memorabilia and Historical Objects on October 30th: 199.55% 
Forum AuctionsThe Edge Hall Library on October 12th: 186.23% 
FerratonModern and Contemporary Works of Art - Prints on October 21st: 154.05% 
Potter and Potter AuctionsBlackstone Magic Auction on October 28th: 137.53% 
SothebysThe Library of a European Gentleman on November 2nd: 135.93% 
TooveysCigarette Cards, Photographs, Autographs, Ephemera, Postcards on October 31st: 125.13% 
Dorotheum Graphic Prints on November 2nd: 110.47% 
SkinnerThe Beauty of Space: NASA Photographs on November 2nd: 109.92% 
Henri Godts Books and Prints AuctionsLive Auction - Books, Prints on October 10th: 108.32% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on October 31st: 102.08% 
Arader GalleriesArader Galleries October Sale on October 28th: 101.29% 


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

Arader GalleriesArader Galleries October Sale on October 28th: 100.00% 
BonhamsImportant Instruments of Science and Technology on October 31st: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsEric P. Newman VIII Currency Signature Auction on November 2nd: 99.92% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 10/22 on October 29th: 99.69% 
Forum AuctionsThe Edge Hall Library on October 12th: 98.71% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - Online bidstart 10/24 on October 31st: 98.43% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles Auction - bidstart 10/1 on October 29th: 98.16% 
William H. Bunch Auctions and AppraisalsOctober Premier Sale - Books and Prints on October 24th: 96.88% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 10/22 on October 29th: 96.72% 
Dorotheum Imperial Court Memorabilia and Historical Objects on October 30th: 94.00% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on October 31st: 91.86% 
Potter and Potter AuctionsBlackstone Magic Auction on October 28th: 90.80% 
TooveysCigarette Cards, Photographs, Autographs, Ephemera, Postcards on October 31st: 90.69% 
FerratonModern and Contemporary Works of Art - Prints on October 21st: 88.89% 
SkinnerThe Beauty of Space: NASA Photographs on November 2nd: 87.89% 
Doyle New YorkPrints and Multiples on November 1st: 87.30% 
TooveysPrints on November 1st: 83.33% 
 
 
Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Christies Flowers on October 25th Actual price: USD $852,500.
  2. Sothebys DU CÔTÉ DE CHEZ SWANN. on October 30th Actual price: USD $621,180.
  3. Christies Nude with Blue Hair, State I, from Nudes on October 25th Actual price: USD $552,500.
  4. Sothebys DE HISTORIA STIRPIUM COMMENTARII INSIGNES. on November 2nd Actual price: USD $404,790.
  5. Christies -1.0 on October 25th Actual price: USD $324,500.
  6. Swann Galleries The Lonely House on November 2nd Actual price: USD $317,000.
  7. Arader Galleries Audubon Aquatint Engraving, Great Blue Heron on October 28th Actual price: USD $305,000.
  8. Binoche et Giquello Carnet autographe, 81 pages in-16 (105 x 65 mm), on October 10th Actual price: USD $262,160.
  9. Sothebys THEATRUM ORBIS TERRARUM. on November 2nd Actual price: USD $253,813.
  10. Christies Nature morte au verre sous la lampe on October 25th Actual price: USD $250,000.
  11. Sothebys OPUS RURALIUM COMMODORUM. on November 2nd Actual price: USD $245,625.
  12. Sothebys HARMONIA MACROCOSMICA SEU ATLAS UNIVERSALIS ET NOVUS, TOTIUS UNIVERSI CREATI COSMOGRAPHIAM GENERALEM, ET NOVAM EXHIBENS. on November 2nd Actual price: USD $245,625.
  13. Arader Galleries Redoute's Great Book of Lilies on October 28th Actual price: USD $244,000.
  14. Binoche et Giquello [Gibet de Montfaucon]. on October 10th Actual price: USD $226,200.
  15. Christies Ode à l'Oubli on October 25th Actual price: USD $225,000.
  16. Arader Galleries Ortelius' Theater of the Whole World in English on October 28th Actual price: USD $219,600.
  17. Christies Moonwalk: one plate on October 25th Actual price: USD $212,500.
  18. Arader Galleries Merian's Two Great Works on Insects on October 28th Actual price: USD $207,400.
  19. Bonhams A RARE PAIR OF VINCENZO CORONELLI 18 1/2-INCH TERRESTRIAL AND CELESTIAL GLOBES ON STANDS, on October 31st Actual price: USD $198,170.
  20. Sothebys COMMENTAIRES AUTOGRAPHES SUR LES ILLUSTRATIONS POUR L'HISTOIRE DE JULIETTE, AVEC 12 DESSINS ORIGINAUX INÉDITS [PAR BORNET ?]. on October 30th Actual price: USD $188,500.
  21. Christies Four Tales from Arabian Nights on October 25th Actual price: USD $187,500.
  22. Arader Galleries Audubon Aquatint Engraving, Male Turkey on October 28th Actual price: USD $183,000.
  23. Binoche et Giquello [Burg]. on October 10th Actual price: USD $180,960.
  24. Heritage Auctions United States of America - Fr. 10 $10 1861 St. Louis Demand Note PCGS Very Fine 30. on November 2nd Actual price: USD $168,000.
  25. Christies High Green, Version II on October 25th Actual price: USD $162,500.



36 total sales reported this week:

Skinner. The Beauty of Space: NASA Photographs on November 2nd: 87.89%
Tooveys. Prints on November 1st: 83.33%
Tooveys. Cigarette Cards, Photographs, Autographs, Ephemera, Postcards on October 31st: 90.69%
Sothebys. The Library of a European Gentleman on November 2nd: 78.80%
Dorotheum . Graphic Prints on November 2nd: 70.30%
PBA Galleries. Illustrated Books - Children's Literature - Books in All Fields on November 2nd: 62.84%
Swann Galleries. Old Master Through Modern Prints on November 2nd: 66.16%
Heritage Auctions. Eric P. Newman VIII Currency Signature Auction on November 2nd: 99.92%
Doyle New York. Prints and Multiples on November 1st: 87.30%
Nye & Company Auctioneers. Fall Estate Treasures - Prints, Books on November 2nd: 70.37%
Nye & Company Auctioneers. Backyard Timed Auction - Prints, Books on October 26th: 60.98%
RR Auction. Remarkable Rarities - bidstart 10/20 on October 26th: 48.31%
Potter and Potter Auctions. Blackstone Magic Auction on October 28th: 90.80%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on October 31st: 91.86%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. East Anglian Sale - Books on October 27th: 65.25%
Bonhams. Important Instruments of Science and Technology on October 31st: 100.00%
Morton Subastas. Ancient and Contemporary Books of Literature, Religion and CDMX on October 31st: 31.85%
ALDE. Elie Faure Correspondence on October 30th: 68.27%
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. The Collection of Howard & Judith Tullman Online on October 30th: 45.45%
Dorotheum . Imperial Court Memorabilia and Historical Objects on October 30th: 94.00%
Sothebys. Collections on November 1st: 60.00%
Sothebys. Books and Manuscripts on October 30th: 78.88%
Christies. Prints and Multiples on October 25th: 72.57%
Binoche et Giquello. ROMANTIC LITERARY WORKS, ORIGINAL EDITIONS, R. B.L.'S COLLECTION on October 10th: 58.24%
Ferraton. Modern and Contemporary Works of Art - Prints on October 21st: 88.89%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Online bidstart 10/24 on October 31st: 98.43%
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. October Premier Sale - Books and Prints on October 24th: 96.88%
Il Ponte. Giorgia Forattini's Parisian Residence on October 24th: 60.00%
OSENAT. Automobilia - Books and Prints on October 21st: 0.00%
Forum Auctions. The Edge Hall Library on October 12th: 98.71%
Forum Auctions. THE MOON: Vintage NASA Photographs 1964-1972 (Online only) on October 18th: 42.00%
Henri Godts Books and Prints Auctions. Live Auction - Books, Prints on October 10th: 66.74%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles Auction - bidstart 10/1 on October 29th: 98.16%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 10/22 on October 29th: 99.69%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 10/22 on October 29th: 96.72%
Arader Galleries. Arader Galleries October Sale on October 28th: 100.00%


For the week ahead 39 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Nov. 6th
Winter Associates. Plainville, CT . Americana - Prints, Ephemera. 27 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 89 lots

Tue. Nov. 7th
Swann Galleries. New York. Autographs. 300 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Motoring, Cycling, Maritime and Railway History. 304 lots
Doyle New York. New York. Rare Books, Autographs & Maps. 233 lots
Sothebys. London. Library of an English Bibliophile. 339 lots
Freemans. Philadelphia. Modern and Contemporary Art - Prints and Photographs. 94 lots
Rossini. Paris. THE UNIVERSE OF THE CIRCUS: MODELS, POSTERS, PROGRAMS.. 93 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Online bidstart 10/31. 810 lots

Wed. Nov. 8th
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books, Maps and Documents. 597 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet bidstart 10/27. 842 lots
Forum Auctions in Italy. Roma. Online Sale: Prints & Drawings - 16th-19th Century. 126 lots
Rossini. Paris. Sale including Prints and Lithographs - Online bidstart 10/20. 50 lots
Zisska and Lacher. Munich. Rare Books, Autographs and Manuscripts. 520 lots

Thu. Nov. 9th
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. Eugene Atget - 50 Photographs of Paris. 48 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Cinema, Entertainment and Music Memorabilia. 249 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online - Books and Works on Paper. 97 lots
Brunk Auctions. Asheville, NC . November 9-11 Catalog Auction - Books, Prints. 172 lots
Kestenbaum and Company. New York. The Valmadonna Trust Library: Highly Important Hebrew Books. 209 lots
Christies. Paris. Stripped Bare: Photographs from the Collection of Thomas Koerfer. 73 lots
Zisska and Lacher. Munich. Rare Books and Photographs. 1117 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Aviation, Military, Transport - Photos, Books and Prints. 250 lots

Fri. Nov. 10th
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Lancaster. Rare and Used Books. 393 lots
Sothebys. Paris. Photography. 106 lots
Sothebys. Paris. Important European Collection of Photographs. 97 lots
Christies. Paris. Photographs. 143 lots
Zisska and Lacher. Munich. Fine Art, Maps and Prints. 387 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Space Exploration. 648 lots

Sat. Nov. 11th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Signature Auction. 1054 lots
Nosbüsch & Stucke. Berlin. Book Auction - Part 1. 668 lots
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . Gallery Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs. 30 lots
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Hudson. Collection of Paul F. Walters - Part 1. 21 lots

Sun. Nov. 12th
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Golf Books, Hickory Clubs & Golf Memorabilia. 400 lots
Skinner. Boston. Fine Books and Manuscripts.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 11/5.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 11/5.
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Books and Manuscripts. 22 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles Auction - bidstart 10/15. 318 lots
Nosbüsch & Stucke. Berlin. Book Auction - Part 2. 924 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>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>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