Auction Update Review

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Halfway Through November...

We have reached the mid-point of November, with slightly over a month remaining in the busiest auction season of the year. For the week ending November 15, 17 auctions were archived, 10 in U.S. dollars, 6 in euros, and 1 in British pounds. Sales totaled $6,284,966 with an unusually high sell through rate of 84%. Another 33 sales are scheduled for this coming week. 


2 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars:

Swann Galleries. Contemporary Art - Prints on November 12th: $1,739,886
Zisska and Lacher. Books on November 7th: $1,406,109

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

Bruun Rasmussen. Books on November 9th: 173.70%
Zisska and Lacher. Books on November 7th: 109.70%
James D Julia Auctioneers. Advertising on November 7th: 107.53%


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

National Book Auctions. Munter, Medical, Rochester, etc. on November 9th: 100.00%
Bruun Rasmussen. Books on November 9th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 11/2 on November 9th: 99.85%
Heritage Auctions. Legends of the West - Session 1 on November 8th: 95.21%
James D Julia Auctioneers. Advertising on November 7th: 94.85%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 11/2 on November 9th: 94.36%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 10/30 on November 6th: 82.05%
Bruun Rasmussen. Modern and Contemporary Prints on November 11th: 81.13%
Bruun Rasmussen. Old Master Prints on November 10th: 80.00%


17 total sales reported this week:

PBA Galleries. Fine Golf Books & Memorabilia - The Library of John Burns with Additions on November 13th: 79.06%
Swann Galleries. Contemporary Art - Prints on November 12th: 79.22%
Bonhams. Books, Maps, Manuscripts and Historical Photographs on November 12th: 79.31%
National Book Auctions. Munter, Medical, Rochester, etc. on November 9th: 100.00%
Bruun Rasmussen. Modern and Contemporary Prints on November 11th: 81.13%
Heritage Auctions. Legends of the West - Session 1 on November 8th: 95.21%
Heritage Auctions. Legends of the West - Session 2 on November 8th: 65.88%
Bonhams. Period Art and Design - Prints on November 10th: 61.40%
Bruun Rasmussen. Old Master Prints on November 10th: 80.00%
Bruun Rasmussen. Books on November 9th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 11/2 on November 9th: 94.36%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 10/30 on November 6th: 82.05%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 11/2 on November 9th: 99.85%
James D Julia Auctioneers. Advertising on November 7th: 94.85%
PIASA. Ancient and Modern Books on November 7th: 61.74%
PIASA. Photography: Metamorphosis on November 6th: 45.95%
Zisska and Lacher. Books on November 7th: 78.50%

For the week ahead 36 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Nov. 17th
Ketterer Kunst Doerling. Hamburg. Rare Books, Manuscripts, Autographs, Decorative Prints, Maritime and North German Art. 1002 lots
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. Comics. 394 lots
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. Books on Exploration and More - Internet bidstart 11/6. 130 lots
Northeast Auctions. Portsmouth. Fall Afternoon Auction - Prints. 72 lots

Tue. Nov. 18th
Burgersdijk and Niermans. Leiden. Antiquarian Books. 1118 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. 19th and 20th Century Literature. 286 lots
Hauswedell and Nolte. Hamburg. Rare Books and Autographs. 59 lots
Ader. PARIS. Letters and Autograph Manuscripts - Women. 400 lots
Christies. London - King Street. Highlights from the Erotic Library of Tony Fekete. 221 lots
Paige Auction. Portland. Prints, Ephemera. 83 lots
Poulin Antiques Auctions. Fairfield. Rare Books. 582 lots
Hauswedell and Nolte. Hamburg. Rare Books and Autographs. 906 lots

Wed. Nov. 19th
Old World Auctions. Glen Allen. Antique Maps, Globes, Charts, Atlases & Vintage Graphics - online bidstart 11/5.
Christies. London - King Street. Valuable Manuscripts and Printed Books. 87 lots
ALDE. Paris. Antiquarian Books and Nineteenth Century.
Ader. PARIS. Letters and Autograph Manuscripts - Women - Day 2. 396 lots

Thu. Nov. 20th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics. 2049 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Space and Aviation - Internet bidstart 11/13. 600 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Autographs. 310 lots
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Books - Day 1.
Sothebys. London. Music, Continental and Russian Books and Manuscripts. 209 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 11/13. 334 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Fall Americana and Paintings.
Robert Siegel Galleries. New York. Brandon Collection Part 2: General Issues and Postal History. 570 lots

Fri. Nov. 21st
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Texas State Historical Association Winter Benefit Auction. 27 lots
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. American History: Live Salesroom Auction. 301 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Photographs and Photobooks.
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Books - Day 2.
Romantic Agony Book and Print Auctions. Brussels. Books and Prints.

Sat. Nov. 22nd
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters. 1354 lots
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Louisiana Purchase Auction. 99 lots
Addison and Sarova. Macon. Rare and Fine Books. 133 lots
Artcurial. Paris. Comic Strips.
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Lee's Summit . The Loyd Davis Estate. 201 lots

Sun. Nov. 23rd
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 11/16.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 11/16.

 

Auctions will continue to be very active from now until a few days before Christmas.

Mike Stillman

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  • <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