Auction Update Review

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The Summer is slipping by


For the week ended Saturday August 9th 10 auctions were archived to the AED; 2 in euros, 1 in British pounds, and 7 in US dollars.  It was a slim week and one that just a few years ago might have been lumped in with another.  But these days the lights in the auction rooms never go out and so the weekly updates continue apace.

No million dollar sales were archived this week but two sales saw their total proceeds exceed 100% of the high estimates of all lots offered. 

Bruun Rasmussen. Old Master Prints on June 9th: 195.73%
Doyle New York. End of Summer Sale - Prints on August 6th: 104.53%

<--- Bruun Rasmussen Auctioneers.  Sale 1433/6000.  Danish Antiquarian Bookshop with 20,000 to 25,000 book titles to be sold on Tuesday August 12th as a single lot.  Estimated $18,090 to $26,800 [the image is a link to the auction]

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

Heritage Auctions. Comics -Internet bidstart 7/27 on August 3rd: 99.73%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 7/27 on August 3rd: 99.26%
Doyle New York. End of Summer Sale - Prints on August 6th: 96.77%

For the week ahead 18 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Aug. 11th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Old Master Prints. 6 lots
Skinner. Marlborough. August Online - Internet Bidstart 8/4. 11 lots

Tue. Aug. 12th
Rupert Toovey and Co. West Sussex. Photographs, Autographs, Printed and Manuscript Ephemera. 80 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Japanese Art - Prints. 229 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Danish antiquarian bookshop with 20-25.000 book titles.. 1 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 49 lots

Wed. Aug. 13th
Rupert Toovey and Co. West Sussex. Prints. 23 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Rare Manuscript, Document & Autograph - bidstart 7/25. 1105 lots
Lyon and Turnbull. Edinburgh. Scottish Design - Books and Prints. 7 lots

Thu. Aug. 14th
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Americana - African-American History - Cartography. 539 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 8/7. 461 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Asian Art - Books and Prints. 6 lots
Lyon and Turnbull. Edinburgh. Contemporary and Post-War Art - Prints. 30 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Lomasney Vintage Movie Art Posters Benefiting Lifebeat Weekly Internet Charity Auction Internet bids. 70 lots

Fri. Aug. 15th
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Hudson. Prints. 22 lots

Sun. Aug. 17th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics -Internet bidstart 8/10.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 8/10.
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books, Art, Ephemera, and Collectible.

In this summer auction season there is still plenty of life and the material is interesting.

 

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