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A Surge into Summer

For the week ending Saturday May 25th 24 auctions were archived to the AED; 15 in US dollars, 3 in British pounds, and 6 in euros.  Turnover was $17,631,022 as 15,075 lots were offered and 10,747 lots sold for a 71.29% success rate.

 

Four sales saw their totals reach a million dollars:

 

Heritage Auctions [HA.com].  Comics and Comic Art on May 16th:  $3,730,946

J. A. Stargardt Autographenhandlung.  Autographs on April 16th:  $2,775,505

Guernsey’s.  John James Audubon Handsome Works of Nature on May 11th:
  $2,422,159

RR Auction.  Autographs on May 15th:  $1,007,266

 

Nine sales saw their total sales exceed 100% of the high estimates of all lots offered:

 

Stair Auctioneers & Appraisers.  Books and Prints on April 6th:  220%

J. A. Stargardt Autographenhandkung.  Autographs on April16th:  173%

Neret – Minet & Tessier.  Militaria on May 17th:  136%

Rupert Toovey and Co.  Prints on May 15th:  125%

Bonhams.  Books, Prints on May 19th:  121%

Bonhams.  The Sport Sale on May 22nd:  114%

Tajan.  Russian Art – Ancient and Modern Books on May 15th:  109%

Dominic Winter Book Auctions.  Printed Books, Maps and Documents on May 15th:  106%

Bloomsbury Auctions.  Bibliophile on May 16th:  101%

 

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

 

Sotheby’s.  First Editions, Second Thoughts on May 21st:  100%

Heritage Auctions [Ha.com].  Comics and Comic Art on May 16th:  99%

Skinner, Inc.  Ephemera on May 23rd:  92%

Stair Auctioneers & Appraisers.  Books and Prints on April 6th:  96%

Bonhams.  Books, Prints on May 19th:  92%

Heritage Auctions [HA.com].  Rare Books, internet bidding ended May 23rd:  90%

Swann Galleries.  Autographs on May 23rd:  89%

Guernsey’s.  John James Audubon Handsome Works of Nature on May 11th:  85%

J. A. Stargardt Autographenhandkung.  Autographs on April16th:  83%

Bloomsbury Auctions.  Bibliophile on May 16th:  82%

Coutau-Begarie.  Ancient and Modern Books on May 17th:  82%

Dominic Winter Book Auctions.  Printed Books, Maps and Documents on May 15th:  81%

Bonhams.  The Sporting Sale on May 22nd:  80%

 

For the week ahead 38 sales and 16,405 lots are scheduled.  These lots are searchable in the AE Upcoming Auction Search:

 

Mon. May 27th                Artcurial Briest-Le Fur Poulain-F. Tajan.  Books and Manuscripts [20879].  121 lot

Australian Book Auctions.  Voyages and Travels, and other Books and Documents [63].  584 lots

Bruun Rasmussen.  Prints [1322].  60 lots

Dorotheum.  Modern and Contemporary Prints [52713].  211 lots

                                    Ketterer Kunst / F. Doerling.  Books [405].  1259 lots

 

Tues.  May 28th          Artcurial Briest-Le Fur-Poulain-F. Tajan.  Modern Books [20890].  366 lots

Australian Book Auctions.  Voyages and Travels, and other Books and Documents [63].  584 lots

                                    Bruun Rasmussen.  Prints [1322].  60 lots

                                    Bubb Kuyper.  Prints and Photographs [58f].  415 lots

                                    Bubb Kuyper.  Bibliograph, Typography, Cartograph, Art Reference [58a].  1078 lots

                                    Jeschke – van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH.  Prints [91].  365 lots

                                    Ketterer Kunst / F. Doerling.  Books [405].  1259 lots

                                    Minerva Auctions Roma.  Paintings and Drawings of the XIX Century Art Books [ROMA-91].  19 lots

 

Wed. May 29th                  Bubb Kuyper.  Books, Prints, Science, History, Transport [58c].  955 lots

                                    Bubb Kuyper.  Manuscripts, Autographs, Documents, Old and Rare Books [58d].  730 lots

                                    Dorotheum.  Autographs [52913].  388 lots

                                    Sothebys.  Photographs [PF1310].  221 lots

                                    Sothebys.  Books and Manuscripts [PF1303].  149 lots

 

Thurs. May 30th         Alde.  Letters and Manuscripts [20986].  406 lots

Bloomsbury Auctions.  Important Book and Manuscripts [36055].  424 lots

                                    Bubb Kuyper.  Prints [58e].  917 lots

                                    Bubb Kuyper.  Prints and Photographs [58f].  415 lots 

                                    Galerie Bassenge.  Prints [101h].  834 lots

                                    Heritage Auctions [HA.com].  Rare Books – internet bidding ending today [2013222].  216 lots

                                    Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers.  Books [53013].  832 lots

                                    PBA Galleries.  South Sea:  The Library of Dr. Richard Topel, Part II [507].  349 lots

                                    Profiles in History.  The Property of a Distinguished American Private Collector,
  Part II [53013].  247 lots

                                    Tajan.  Prints, Photographs [21896].  41 lots

 

Fri. May 31st               Alde.  Letters and Manuscripts [20986].  406 lots

                                    Bubb Kuyper.  Prints [58g].   816 lots

                                    Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers.  Books [53013].  402 lots

 

Sat.  June 1st               Galerie Bassenge.  Prints [101k].  316 lots

                                    Galerie Bassenge.  Prints – Session II [101L].  217 lots

                                    John McInnis Auctioneers [281].  21 lots

                                    Morton Casa de Subastas.  Books, Documents and Engravings [672].  262 lots

                                    Skinner, Inc.  Fine Books and Manuscripts [2658B].  444 lots

 

Sun. June 2nd              Carlsen Gallery.  Prints, Photographs [60213].  16 lots

                                    National Book Auctions.  Books and Ephemera – Earhart, Antique, History, etc. [06022013].

 

The summer slow down is coming but only after the early summer surge.

 

Bruce McKinney

AE

  • <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>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>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