Auction Update Review

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23 Sales this past week, 25 new sales this week


For the week ending Saturday September 13th 23 sales were archived to the AED; 2 in euros, 6 in British pounds, and 15 in US dollars.  Turnover was $1,982,469 as 5,589 lots were offered and 4,424 sold for a 79% success rate. 

<--- Old World Auctions closing on September 17th:  Antique Maps, Globes, Charts, Atlases & Vintage Graphics [Click on the image to review the catalogue]


4 auctions saw their total sales exceed 100% of the high estimates of all lots offered.

 
Bonhams. Automobilia - Books and Prints on September 6th: 955.85%
Cowans Auctions. Cleveland Fall Auction: Fine and Decorative Arts - Prints on September 6th: 177.85%
Alain and Evelyne Morel de Westgaver. Books and Ephemera on March 29th: 118.04%
Lyon and Turnbull. Rare Books, Maps and Manuscripts on September 10th: 111.13%

<---- RR Auctions on September 18th:  Remarkable Rarities [Click on th image to review the entire sale]

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

Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Prints and Photographs on September 5th: 100.00%
Dirk Soulis Auctions. MIlitary, Technology and Space Exploration on September 9th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Comics -Internet bidstart 8/31 on September 7th: 99.73%
Heritage Auctions. Lomasney Vintage Movie Art Posters Benefiting Lifebeat Monthly Internet Charity - Internet bidstart on September 11th: 98.84%
Aspire Auctions. September Sale: Prints - Internet bidstart 8/29 on September 6th: 96.69%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 8/31 on September 7th: 94.83%
Paige Auction. Vintage Advertising on September 9th: 91.53%
Cowans Auctions. Cleveland Fall Auction: Fine and Decorative Arts - Prints on September 6th: 90.91%
Bonhams. Automobilia - Books and Prints on September 6th: 87.10%
Bonhams. Period Art and Design - Prints on September 7th: 84.85%
Winter Associates. Antiques on September 8th: 84.62%
Rupert Toovey and Co. Prints on September 10th: 84.21%
Bruun Rasmussen. Old Master Prints on September 8th: 80.00%


23 total sales reported this week:

Alexander Historical Auctions. Summer 2014 Auction on September 10th: 68.24%
Rupert Toovey and Co. Prints on September 10th: 84.21%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Prints and Photographs on September 5th: 100.00%
PBA Galleries. Fine Literature with the Michael Montfort Collection of Charles Bukowski on September 11th: 74.87%
Lyon and Turnbull. Rare Books, Maps and Manuscripts on September 10th: 78.64%
Paige Auction. Vintage Advertising on September 9th: 91.53%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Bibliophile on September 11th: 74.13%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Transport - Ephemera on September 10th: 39.13%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 9/4 on September 11th: 78.49%
Heritage Auctions. Lomasney Vintage Movie Art Posters Benefiting Lifebeat Monthly Internet Charity - Internet bidstart on September 11th: 98.84%
Dirk Soulis Auctions. MIlitary, Technology and Space Exploration on September 9th: 100.00%
Winter Associates. Antiques on September 8th: 84.62%
Bruun Rasmussen. Modern and Contemporary Prints on September 9th: 63.04%
Bruun Rasmussen. Old Master Prints on September 8th: 80.00%
Eldreds. Online only sale - Ephemera - Online bidstart: now on September 8th: 57.81%
Bonhams. Period Art and Design - Prints on September 7th: 84.85%
Bonhams. Automobilia - Books and Prints on September 6th: 87.10%
Cowans Auctions. Cleveland Fall Auction: Fine and Decorative Arts - Prints on September 6th: 90.91%
Aspire Auctions. September Sale: Prints - Internet bidstart 8/29 on September 6th: 96.69%
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Sporting and Collector's Sale - Books and Ephemera on September 3rd: 67.35%
Alain and Evelyne Morel de Westgaver. Books and Ephemera on March 29th: 69.57%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 8/31 on September 7th: 94.83%
Heritage Auctions. Comics -Internet bidstart 8/31 on September 7th: 99.73%

For the week ahead 25 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Sep. 15th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Old Master Prints. 9 lots

Tue. Sep. 16th
Bonhams. Oxford . Printed Books, Maps and Photographs. 477 lots
Freemans. Philadelphia. Photographs and Photobooks. 130 lots
Sothebys. London. Prints and Multiples. 209 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Doodles for Hunger Illustration Art - online bidstart 8/26. 60 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 64 lots

Wed. Sep. 17th
Old World Auctions. Glen Allen. Antique Maps, Globes, Charts, Atlases & Vintage Graphics - online bidstart 9/3. 774 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Historic Collection of Raleigh DeGeer Amyx - Internet bidstart 9/11. 91 lots
Christies. London - King Street. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 189 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Books, Maps and Documents. 633 lots
Ader. PARIS. Vanguard Books, Fine Arts. 570 lots
Bonhams. London. Prints, Featuring the Works of L. S. Lowry. 293 lots

Thu. Sep. 18th
Christies. London -South Kensington. MODERN MASTERS & POLÍGRAFA: CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF PRINTMAKING. 330 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 9/11. 351 lots
Skinner. Marlborough. Discovery - Books and Prints. 41 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Remarkable Rarity - Internet bidstart 9/11. 71 lots

Fri. Sep. 19th
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Old Master Prints. 65 lots
Koller Auctions. Geneve. Prints. 95 lots
Skinner. Boston. Americana and European Prints and Photography. 218 lots

Sat. Sep. 20th
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Books and Autographs. 549 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Antiques and Accessories - Books and Prints. 63 lots

Sun. Sep. 21st
OSENAT. FONTAINEBLEAU. The Manuscript that Would Change the History of the World.... 62 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics -Internet bidstart 9/14.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 9/14.
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books, etc..

 

Best wishes,

Bruce McvKinney

AE

  • <b><center>Fonsie Mealy’s<br>The Library of Howth Castle<br>September 22nd & 23rd, 2021</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Sep. 22-23:</b> Rosellini (Ippolito). <i>I Monumenti dell Egitto e Della Nubia,</i> Plate Volumes 1, 11 & 111, 3 vols. Elephant folio. €50,000 to €80,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Sep. 22-23:</b> Curtis (William), 1746 - 179, & other Editors. <i>The Botanical Magazine: or, The Flower Garden Displayed.</i> London 1793 - 1982-83. Together 184 vols. [with] other botanical material. €30,000 to €40,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Sep. 22-23:</b> Berkeley (George). <i>A Treatise Concerning the principles of Human Knowledge, wherein the chief Causes of Error and Difficulty in the Sciences…</i> Part I, Dublin, 1710 Rare First Edn. €15,000 to €20,000.
    <b><center>Fonsie Mealy’s<br>The Library of Howth Castle<br>September 22nd & 23rd, 2021</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Sep. 22-23:</b> Ruskin (John). A large finely executed Pencil Drawing, captioned <i>Oxford Cathedral, The Choir,</i> & Signed 'J. Ruskin Ch. Ch. 1838. €15,000 to €20,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Sep. 22-23:</b> Sir Edward L. Lutyens. Howth Castle Plans: A Series of 10 Original Architects Drawings and Sketches, Alterations and Additions for J.C. Gaisford St. Lawrence, County Dublin, Ireland. €8,000 to €12,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Sep. 22-23:</b> Newman (Rev. Fr. John Henry, later Cardinal, now Saint) A very good collection of 24 A.L.S. to [Thomas] Gaisford of the Gaisford St. Lawrence family of Howth Castle. €10,000 to €15,000.
    <b><center>Fonsie Mealy’s<br>The Library of Howth Castle<br>September 22nd & 23rd, 2021</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Sep. 22-23:</b> Manuscript Atlas: Hodges, Smith & Co. <i>The Estate of the Rt. Hon. the Earl of Howth Situate in the County of Dublin,</i> lg. atlas folio Dublin (Hodges, Smith & Co.) 1863. €4,000 to €6,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Sep. 22-23:</b> Anon. <i>Herbolario Volgare: nel quale se dimostra conoscer le herbe et le sue vrtu…</i> Sm. 8vo Venice (Gio Maria Palamides) 1539. €3,000 to €4,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Sep. 22-23:</b> Baron (Caesar). <i>Annales Ecclesiastici</i>. [With] <i>Annalium Ecclesiasticorum Caesaris Baronii... Apparatus.</i> [With] <i>Index Universalis Rerum Omnium</i> [and one other]. 38 vols total. €1,500 to €2,000.
    <b><center>Fonsie Mealy’s<br>The Library of Howth Castle<br>September 22nd & 23rd, 2021</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Sep. 22-23:</b> Log Books of Three British Warships. Three folio Volumes, containing meticulously arranged logs of the voyages of Royal Navy Ships from 1876 – 1881. €1,200 to €1,800.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Sep. 22-23:</b> Walpole (Robert). <i>Memoirs Relating to European and Asiatic Turkey,</i> lg. 4to Lond. 1817. €1,000 to €1,500.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Sep. 22-23:</b> Bosio (Antonio). <i>Roma Sotteranea,</i> Opera Postuma. Large thick folio Rome (Guglielmo Facciotti) 1632. €1,000 to €1,500.
  • <b>Il Ponte, Sep. 21:</b> ZEILER, Martin - <i>Topographiae Italiae.</i> Francoforte: Mattheus Merian, 1688. €3,500 to €4,500.
    <b>Il Ponte, Sep. 21:</b> HAMILTON, William, Sir -- HANCARVILLE, Pierre-Francois HUGUES - Collection of Etruscan, Greek and Roman Antiquities from the Cabinet of the Hon. William Hamilton. Napoli: Francois Morelli, 1766-67. €38,000 to €48,000.
    <b>Il Ponte, Sep. 21:</b> [ASTRONOMIA] - Manoscritto astronomico. Italia: 1650. €1,000 to €1,500.
    <b>Il Ponte, Sep. 21:</b> DALI, Salvador - <i>Biblia Sacra vulgatae editionis.</i> Edizione “Ad Personam” Milano: Rizzoli, 1967. €40,000 to €60,000.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> C.F. Payne, <i>Micawber—Imitating Norman Rockwell's "Triple self-portrait,"</i> acrylic, watercolor & colored pencil, 2002. Sold June 2021 for $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Jane Russell, archive of letters written during a whaling voyage, 1840s. Sold July 2021 for $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Guild of Women Binders, exhibition binding of A.F. Pollard’s <i>Henry VIII,</i> London, 1902. Sold July 2021 for $12,350.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Robert Frost, <i>Collected Poems,</i> author’s presentation copy, signed, with entirety of <i>Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening</i> inscribed, NY, 1930. Sold June 2021 for $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> James Joyce, <i>Ulysses,</i> deluxe limited issue, signed, London, 1936. Sold June 2021 for $21,250.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Mercator [family], <i>[World and Continents],</i> 5 double-page maps, Amsterdam, c. 1633. Sold June 2021 for $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> George Schlegel, <i>New York, Taken from Central Park,</i> hand-finished color-tinted lithograph, 1874. Sold June 2021 for $11,250.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Nicolaus Copernicus, <i>De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium,</i> second edition, Basel, 1566. Sold April 2021 for $75,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Book of Hours, Use of Utrecht, illuminated manuscript, c. 1435-45. Sold April 2021 for $60,000.
  • <b><center>Doyle<br>Rare Books, Autographs & Maps<br>September 23, 2021</b>
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 20. ADAMS, JOHN QUINCY. Letter to the editors of the Boston Atlas on slavery and its political ramifications, 1842. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 208. HEMINGWAY, ERNEST. <i>A Farewell To Arms.</i> New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1929. First edition. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 237. ADDAMS, CHARLES. Original drawing "Now Remember-act casual." $5,000 to $7,000.
    <b><center>Doyle<br>Rare Books, Autographs & Maps<br>September 23, 2021</b>
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 4. SMITH, ADAM. <i>An inquiry into the nature and causes of the wealth of nations.</i> Philadelphia, 1789. The first American edition. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 131. BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VON. <i>Cinquieme Sinfonie en ut mineur: C Moll de Louis Van Beethoven. Oeuvre 67.</i> First edition of the complete score. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 73. Chinese Export Painting. Album of twenty-three original Chinese natural history studies of flowers and insects. Likely Canton: circa 1850. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b><center>Doyle<br>Rare Books, Autographs & Maps<br>September 23, 2021</b>
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 241. GOREY, EDWARD. Original drawing "Cat Drawing Wallpaper." Signed in Pencil in lower right margin. $2,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 36. LINCOLN, ABRAHAM. Autograph note signed instructing Edwin Stanton to meet with the important African American abolitionist and officer Martin Delany. [Washington:] 21 February 1865. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 112. JONSON, BEN. <i>Workes</i>. London: William Stansby, 1616; Together with <i>Workes.</i> London: Richard Meighen,1640-41. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 161. STURGIS, LEE. <i>Salmon Fishing on Cain River, New Brunswick.</i> (Chicago:) Privately printed (for the author by Ralph Fletcher Seymour), 1919. First edition. $3,000 to $5,000.