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5,743 Lots Searchable for the Week Ahead

5,743 Lots Searchable for the week ahead

 

For the week ending Saturday October 26th 30 auctions were archived to the AED; 12 in euros, 4 in British pounds, and 14 in US dollars.  12,688 lots were offered and 8,877 sold for a 70% success rate.  Turnover was $14,119,425.

 

Five auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars:

 

Artcurial.  Books and Manuscripts on October 16th:  $2,018,459

Bonhams.  Prints on October 22nd:  $1,883,997

Heritage Auctions.  Manuscripts on October 17th:  $1,652,732

Bonhams.  Fine Books and Manuscripts on October 16th:  $1,106,359

Swann Galleries – New York.  Fine Photographs and Photobooks on October 17th:  $1,079,189

 

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

 

RR Auctions – Amherst.  Autographs on October 16th:  308%

Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers – Norwich.  Books – Day 1 on September 26th:  146%

Galerie Bassenge – Berlin-Grunwald.  Autographs on October 18th:  130%

Artcurial – Paris.  Books and Manuscripts on October 16th:  119%

Artcurial – Paris.  Automobilia on October 20th:  117%

Bruun Rasmussen – Copenhagen.  Old Master Prints on October 21st:  117%

 

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

 

Heritage Auctions – Dallas.  Comics online bidding ended October 20th:  100%

Doyle Auctions - New York.  Prints on October 16th:  100%

Waverly Auctions – Falls Church.  Rare Books on September 19th:  97%

Heritage Auctions – Beverly Hills.  Manuscripts on October 17th:  94%

Heritage Auctions – Beverly Hills.  Rare Books on October 17th:  93%

Heritage Auctions – Dallas.  Posters – internet bidding ended October 20th:  92%

Artcurial – Paris.  Automobilia on October 20th:  90%

Heritage Auctions – Dallas.  Books – internet bidding ended October17th:  82%

Christies – New York.  Prints on October 22nd:  80%

 

For the week ahead 21 sales are scheduled:

 

Tues. Oct. 29th

Gray’s Auctioneers – Cleveland.  Prints [72].  102 lots

Gray’s Auctioneers – Cleveland.  Prints [71].  42 lots

Dorotheum – Vienna.  Books and Decorative Prints. [10236].  270 lots

Bonhams – New York.  Photographs [21017].  137 lots 

Christies – New York.  Prints and Multiples [2740].  406 lots

Christies – New York.  The Collection of Arthur & Charlotte Vershbow Part Four [2781].  136 lots

 

Wed. Oct. 30th

Christies – New York.  Prints and Multiples [2740].  406 lots

Bolaffi Ambassador Auctions – Turin.  Rare Books and Autographs [2892170].  756 lots

Swann Galleries – New York.  Old Master to Modern Prints [2328].  463 lots

Tajan – Paris.  Books [9836].  Books [9836].  384 lots

Bonhams – Edinburgh.  The Sporting Sale [20658].  46 lots

Neret Minet and Tessier – Paris.  Posters [17098].  540 lots

 

Thurs. Oct. 31st

Sothebys – New York.  Prints [N09031].  400 lots

Heritage Auctions – Dallas [HA.com].  Rare Books – internet bidding ending today [201344].  355 lots

Eldred’s – East Dennis.  Asian Art – Books, Prints [785].  59 lots

Bloomsbury Auctions – London.  Antiques Maps at Fixed Prices [36068].  274 lots

 

Fri. Nov. 1st

Heritage Auctions.  Space (6103).  349 lots

 

Sat. Nov. 2nd

Heritage Auctions.  Photography (5153).  185 lots

 

Sun. Nov. 3rd

Heritage Auctions - Dallas.  Comics.  Internet bidding ends today (121344).

Heritage Auctions - Dallas.  Posters.  Internet bidding ends today (161344).

National Book Auctions - Ithaca.  Books and Ephemera (110313).  433 lots

 

The 21 auctions this week are actually an interlude between a very busy October and a remarkable November that ends with a copy of Bay Psalm in the rooms at Sotheby’s toward the end of the month.

 

If you have consigned to auction November is looking like a strong month.

 

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