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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

  • <center><b>William Bunch Auctions<br>October Fine Art and Prints<br>October 29, 2018</b>
    <b>William Bunch Auctions, Oct. 29:</b> Aegidius Sadeler (Flemish, 1570-1629), engraving on laid paper "Madonna and Child in a Landscape", after a drawing by Albrecht Durer. $800 to $1,200
    <b>William Bunch Auctions, Oct. 29:</b> Anders Zorn (Swedish, 1860-1920), drypoint etching on paper "On Hemso Island", 1917, pencil signed. $400 to $600
    <b>William Bunch Auctions, Oct. 29:</b> Joseph Pennell (American, 1860-1926), etching on paper "Setting Up Columns", pencil signed. $200 to $300
    <center><b>William Bunch Auctions<br>October Fine Art and Prints<br>October 29, 2018</b>
    <b>William Bunch Auctions, Oct. 29:</b> William Lee Hankey (British, 1869-1952), drypoint etching on paper "Affection", pencil signed. $200 to $300
    <b>William Bunch Auctions, Oct. 29:</b> William Walcot (English, 1874-1943), drypoint etching on paper "Lower Broadway, New York", 1924, pencil signed. $200 to $300
    <b>William Bunch Auctions, Oct. 29:</b> Auguste Brouet (French, 1872-1941), color etching "La Pirouette", pencil signed, ed 111/250. $400 to $600
    <center><b>William Bunch Auctions<br>October Fine Art and Prints<br>October 29, 2018</b>
    <b>William Bunch Auctions, Oct. 29:</b> Thomas Hart Benton (American, 1889-1975), lithograph on paper "The Boy", pencil signed. $2,000 to $3,000
    <b>William Bunch Auctions, Oct. 29:</b> John Stockton de Martelly (American, 1903-1979), lithograph on paper "Looking at the Sunshine", pencil signed, original AAA certificate. $400 to $600
    <b>William Bunch Auctions, Oct. 29:</b> Jacques Hnizdovsky (Ukrainian-American, 1915-1985), woodcut on paper "Moppet", pencil signed and dated 1965, ed 118/250. $400 to $600
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 8:</b> Kurt Vonnegut, archive of 12 letters, signed to his family, 6 illustrated, 1930s-40s. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 8:</b> Allen Ginsberg, 11 autograph manuscripts, including 10 drafts of poems & a page of notes, circa 1948. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 8:</b> Joan Miró, illustrated autograph note signed to MoMA Director of Exhibitions & Publications, 1959. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 8:</b> Carl Gustav Jung, typed letter signed to a colleague, 1948. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 8:</b> Gustav Mahler, ALS, arranging a meeting during his historic visit to New York, circa 1908. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 8:</b> Mark Twain, ALS, explaining the target of his new book, 1902. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 8:</b> Charles Dickens, ALS, accepting an invitation in the voice of a <i>Martin Chuzzlewit</i> character, 1843. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 8:</b> Jacob Lawrence, illustrated greeting card signed, 1960. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 8:</b> Robert E. Lee, ALS, to the colonel of the Kanawha Valley volunteers, boosting morale, 1861. $15,000 to $25,000
  • <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>
  • <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers: The Adventure & Exploration Library of Steve Fossett. October 31, 2018</b>
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> SHACKLETON, Ernest Henry, Sir. <i>Aurora Australis. Printed at the Winter Quarters of the British Antarctic Expedition, 1907, During the Winter Months of April, May, June, July, 1908.</i> $60,000 to $80,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> HUMBOLDT, Alexander von, and Aime J. A. BONPLAND. <i>Vues des Cordillères, et monumens des peuples indigènes de l'Amérique.</i> Paris, 1810. $30,000 to $40,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> COOK, James, Captain. [Collected Voyages]. London: Strahan and Cadell, 1773, 1777, 1784. First editions of the second and third voyages. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers: The Adventure & Exploration Library of Steve Fossett. October 31, 2018</b>
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> DARWIN, Charles. <i>A Narrative of the Surveying Voyages of His Majesty's Ships Adventure and Beagle, between the years 1826 and 1836.</i> $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> SPILBERGEN, Joris van (1568-1620). <i>Speculum orientalis occidentalisque Indiae navigationum.</i> Leiden: Nicolaus van Geelkercken, 1619. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> DRAKE, Francis, Sir. <i>Sir Francis Drake Revived. Who is or may be a Pattern to stirre up all Heroicke and active Spirits of these Times…</i> London, 1653 [i.e. 1652]. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers: The Adventure & Exploration Library of Steve Fossett. October 31, 2018</b>
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> SHACKLETON, Ernest Henry, Sir, Louis C. BERNACCHI, and Apsley George Benet CHERRY-GARRARD, editors. The South Polar Times. London, 1907-1914. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> ANSON, George. <i>A Voyage round the World, In the Years 1740...</i> 1744. London: John and Paul Knapton for the author, 1748. $8,000 to $12,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> HERRERA Y TORDESILLAS, Antonio de. <i>Description des Indes Occidentales, Qu'on appelle aujourdhuy Le Nouveau Monde...</i> Amsterdam: Michel Colin, 1622. $8,000 to $12,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers: The Adventure & Exploration Library of Steve Fossett. October 31, 2018</b>
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> NOORT, Olivier van. <i>Description du Penible Voyage fait entour de l'univers ou globe terrestre...</i> Amsterdam: Cornille Nicolas, 1610. $5,000 to $7,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> LEO AFRICANUS, Johannes. <i>A Geographical Historie of Africa, Written in Arabicke and Italian.</i> London: George Bishop, 1600. $4,000 to $6,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> SCHOUTEN, Willem Corneliszoon. <i>Journal ou Description du Merveilleux Voyage de Guillaume Schouten, Hollandois natif de Hoorn, fait es années 1615, 1616, & 1617.</i> 1619. $4,000 to $6,000
  • <b>Bonhams: Sale Results from <i>Exploration and Travel, Featuring Americana, Part I.</i> September 25, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25 results:</b> Shackleton, Ernest. <i>Aurora Australis.</i> Printed at the sign of 'The Penguins'; East Antarctica, 1908. Sold for $97,500
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25 results:</b> Shackleton, Ernest. <i>South Polar Times.</i> 1st edition, limited issue. from the library of Michael Barne. Sold for $25,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25 results:</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. Sold for $87,50
    <b>Bonhams: Sale Results from <i>Exploration and Travel, Featuring Americana, Part I.</i> September 25, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25 results:</b> <i>The Voice of the People.</i> Boston, 1754. Rare pamphlet on the Excise Tax. Nathaniel Sparhawk's copy. Sold for $8,750
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25 results:</b> Autograph Letter Signed ("S.L. Clemens"), offering extensive hard-earned advice on writing, 5 pp, 1881. Sold for $37,500
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25 results:</b> Lewis, Meriwether. Contemporary manuscript true copy of his final power of attorney, 1809. Sold for $7,500
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25 results:</b> <i>A New Method of Macarony Making, as Practiced at Boston in North America.</i> Mezzotint. London, 1774. Sold for $6,875
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25 results:</b> <i>Scientific Base Ball Pitching: A Treatise on the Pitcher, Pitching, Origin and Philosophy of the Curve.</i> Chicago, 1897. Sold for $3,750