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For the week ending April 6th 15 auctions were archived to the AED; 8 in US dollars, 2 in British pounds, and 5 in euros.  Turnover was a brisk $27,563,384 earned on the sale of 3,245 lots, 76% of the 4,267 lots offered.  The market was firm.

 

Six sales reached the million-dollar level:

 

Christies.  Photographs and Modernist Masterworks [2767] on April 4th:  $7,654,125

Christies.  Photographs and Modern Masterworks [2691] on April 5th:  $7,245,375

Sotheby’s.  Photographs on April 6th:  $5,061,190

Sotheby’s.  The Modern Image:  Photographs from an Important American Collection on April 5th:  $2,544,376

Dorothy Sloan Rare Books.  Americana:  Texas, the West, Mexico & the Borderlands on April 4th:  $1,578,488

Bloomsbury Auctions.  Books, Manuscripts, Prints, Drawings and other Artworks on April 4th:  $1,305,407

 

Seven auctions saw their total sales exceed the total of their high estimates:

 

Cornette de Saint Cyr.  Private Sacha Guitry on March 28th:  254%

Neret – Minet & Tessier.  Books and Autographs on April 3rd:  244%

Bloomsbury Auctions.  Books, Manuscripts, Prints, Drawings and other Artworks on April 4th:  142%

Aguttes.  Prints and Photographs on April 3rd:  116%

Christies.  Photographs and Modern Masterworks [2691] on April 5th:  112%

Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers.  Books on March 21st:  106%

Christies.  Photographs and Modernist Masterworks [2767] on April 4th:  101%

 

Eight sales saw 80% or more of their lots sell:

 

Cornette de Saint Cyr.  Private Sacha Guitry on March 28th:  100%

Freeman’s.  Books, Manuscripts and Maps on April 4th:  90%

Heritage Auctions [HA.com] on April 4th:  89%

Aguttes.  Prints and Photographs on April 3rd:  116%

Bloomsbury Auctions.  Books, Manuscripts, Prints, Drawings and other Artworks on April 4th:  89%

Christies.  Photographs and Modern Masterworks [2691] on April 5th:  84%

Sotheby’s.  The Modern Image:  Photographs from an Important American Collection on April 5th:  83%

Freeman’s.  Posters and Other Graphics on April 5th:  80%

 

For the week ahead 27 sales are scheduled:

 

Mon. April 8th          Artcurial Briest-Le Fur-Poulain-F. Tajan.  Weapons and Historical Memories [20892].  7 lots

                                   Bruun Rasmussen.  Old Prints [1315a].  5 lots

                                    Doyle New York.  Photographs [40813].  519 lots

                                    Sothebys.  Collection de Nicholas Landau et Jacqueline Goldman [PF1336].  11 lots

 

Tues. April 9th              Bonhams.  20th Century Prints [21121].  103 lots

                                    Bruun Rasmussen.  Modern Prints [1315b].  61 lots

                                    Christies.  Books and Manuscripts [2706].  351 lots

                                    Piasa.  Ancient and Modern Books [20921].  319 lots

                                    Sothebys.  Collection de Nicholas Landau et Jacqueline Goldman [PF1336].  11 lots

 

Wed. April 10th          Bonhams.  Roy David’s Collection:  Part III:  Poetry [20922].  264 lots

                                    Christies.  Books and Manuscripts [2706].  351 lots

                                    Christies.  Prints [8623].  250 lots

                                    Christies.  Books and Manuscripts [2806].  3 lots

                                    Dominic Winter Book Auctions.  Printed Books and Maps [41013].  658 lots

                                    Heritage Auctions [Ha.com].  Rare Books [6094].  630 items.

                                    Leslie Hindman Auctioneers.  Fine Books and Manuscripts [239].  465 lots

 

Thurs. April 11th        Bloomsbury Auctions.  Horology and Science Books [36036].  169 lots

                                    Dominic Winter Book Auctions.  Private Collection of Mountaineering Books [41113].  418 lots

                                    Heritage Auctions [HA.com].  Historical Manuscripts [6093].  652 lots

                                    Heritage Auctions [Ha.com].  Illustration Art [5126].  856 lots

                                    Heritage Auctions [Ha.com].    Internet online bidding ended today [201315].  369 lots

                                    PBA Galleries.  South Sale:  The Library of Dr. Richard Topel, Part I [504].  364 lots

                                    Swann Galleries, Inc.  Fine Books, Including Incunabula [2309].  148 lots

                                   

Fri. April 12th             Dominic Winter Book Auctions.  Private Collection of Mountaineering Books [41113].  418 lots

                                    Heritage Auctions [Ha.com].  Illustration Art [5126].  856 lots

 

Sat. April 13th             Alde.  Beautiful and Modern Bindings [20985].  344 lots

 

Sun. April 14th           Bonhams.  Books, Prints [20943].  27 lots

 

It’s an important week.  Not so long ago extensive sales in a single week were rare.  These days they are becoming the norm.

 

Bruce McKinney

AE

April 15th, 2013

  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Book of Hours with Illuminated Miniatures, France, mid-15th century. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Conradus de Alemania [Halberstadt the Elder], <i>Concordantiae Bibliorum,</i> Strassburg, 1474. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Christopher Marlowe, <i>The Jew of Malta,</i> London, 1633. Earliest extant edition of this antiauthoritarian Elizabethan play. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b><br>Sir Isaac Newton, <i>The Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy,</i> first edition in English, 2 volumes, London, 1729. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> John Rae, <i>Narrative of an Expedition to the Shores of the Arctic Sea in 1846 and 1847,</i> first edition, London, 1850. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Philip Pittman, <i>The Present State of the European Settlements on the Mississippi…,</i> first edition, London, 1770. $10,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Cyanotype of an anatomy class at Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1895. $300 to $400.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Equine veterinary formulary, manuscript on paper, East Earl, Pennsylvania, circa 1860. $400 to $600.
  • <b><center>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Rare & Remarkable Autographs<br>and Manuscripts<br>Now until October 21, 2020</b>
    <b>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Now thru Oct. 21:</b> Most Remarkable Autograph Album Ever Offered: Wilde Poem, Melville Quotes Shakespeare, 8 presidents, Mary Lincoln & 400 More. $30,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Now thru Oct. 21:</b> Unique Napoleon Autograph Manuscript Detailing his Military Campaign in Italy, plus Doodles. $18,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Now thru Oct. 21:</b> Remarkable Pasteur Manuscript on Rabies Research 8 Months before 1st Successful Human Vaccination. $12,500 to $15,000.
    <b><center>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Rare & Remarkable Autographs<br>and Manuscripts<br>Now until October 21, 2020</b>
    <b>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Now thru Oct. 21:</b> Freud 1933 ALS Supporting First Lay Analyst Theodor Reik with Reik’s Handwritten Definition of Psychology. $15,000 to $16,000.
    <b>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Now thru Oct. 21:</b> Begin & Sadat Unique Signed Photo from Camp David Summit. $2,000 to $2,500.
    <b>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Now thru Oct. 21:</b> Rare Scriabin ALS Written the Year He Completed “The Poem of Ecstasy.” $4,000 to $5,000.
    <b><center>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Rare & Remarkable Autographs<br>and Manuscripts<br>Now until October 21, 2020</b>
    <b>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Now thru Oct. 21:</b> Columbus’ Patron Pays for a Gift to a Lady in Waiting. $2,000 to $2,500.
    <b>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Now thru Oct. 21:</b> Rare Signed Photo of Nansen, Nobel Prize Winner & Norway’s First Great Arctic Explorer. $1,000 to $1,200.
    <b>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Now thru Oct. 21:</b> Stravinsky Pens 5 Bars from "Petrouschka.” $1,200 to $1,500.
    <b>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Now thru Oct. 21:</b> Zapata Letter Written 4 Days Following Collapse of Negotiations between Villa and Carranza. $2,000 to $2,200.
  • <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>November 12-13, 2020</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> MACHIAVELLI, Niccolò. <i>Nicholas Machiavel's Prince. Also, The life of Castruccio Castracani of Lucca…</i> Translated by Edward Dacres. London, 1640. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> FILSON, John. <i>The Discovery, Settlement and present State of Kentucke: and An Essay towards the Topography, and Natural History of that important Country…</i> Wilmington, Del.: James Adams, 1784. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> ELUARD, Paul. <i>Un poeme dans chaque livre.</i> Paris: Louis Broder, 1956. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>November 12-13, 2020</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> LEWIS, James Otto. [<i>Aboriginal Port Folio.</i> Philadelphia: Published by the Author, 1835-1836]. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> [ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPTS]. BOOK OF HOURS, use of Rome, in Latin. [Southern Netherlands (Ghent or Bruges), c.1460]. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> MORE, Thomas, Sir. <i>The Workes ... wrytten by him in the Englysh tongue.</i> Edited by William Rastell. London, 1557. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>November 12-13, 2020</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> [KELMSCOTT PRESS]. MORRIS, William. <i>Love is Enough.</i> Hammersmith: The Kelmscott Press, 1897. $5,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> LINCOLN, Abraham. Autograph endorsement signed as President (“A. Lincoln”), 24 February 1863. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> WASHINGTON, George. Address panel with autograph free frank signed ("G:o Washington"), as Commander in Chief of the Continental Army, 5 August 1777. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>November 12-13, 2020</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> GOREY, Edward. <i>The Beastly Baby.</i> N.p.: The Fantod Press, 1962. $1,000 to $1,500.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> FROST, Robert. Photographic reproduction signed and inscribed ("Robert Frost”), to R.V. Thornton, 1955. $1,000 to $1,500.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> GOREY, Edward. <i>The Bug Book.</i> New York: Looking Glass Library, 1959. $500 to $700.
  • <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> REGAMEY, Felix (1844-1906). Unique drawing showing Verlaine and Rimbaud in London, September 1872. €70,000 to 100,000
    <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> LABORDE, Alexandre de (1773-1842). <i>Voyage pittoresque et historique de l’Espagne.</i> Paris : 1806-1820. €20,000 to 30,000
    <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> BOCCACE, Jean (1313-1375). <i>Il Decamerone…</i> Venise : Gabriele Giolito di Ferrari, 1542.<br>€ 12,000 to 15,000
    <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> LAMBERT, Yvon (1936). Full collection of writings from <i>Une rêverie émanée de mes loisirs.</i> Paris : 1992 - 2018. €50,000 to 70,000
    <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> JOUVE, Paul (1878-1973) -- KIPLING, Rudyard (1865-1936). <i>La Chasse de Kaa.</i> Paris : Javal & Bourdeaux, 1930. €2,000 to 3,000