Auction Update Review

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Auctions: a busy busy time

For the week ended Saturday March 28th 39 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Database; 14 in euros, 7 in British pounds, 2 in Mexican pesos, and 16 in US dollars.  Turnover was $16,855,479 as 9,075 lots were offered and 6,828 sold for a 75% success rate.  This was a busy reporting period.

5 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars:

JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung. Autographs - Music on March 24th: $2,588,277
Pierre Berge and Associes. Particular History of Photography - Mr. and Mrs. X Collection on March 19th: $2,569,564
Sothebys. Exploration and Discovery, 1576-1939, The Library of Franklin Brooke- Hitching, Part III, K-P on March 19th: $1,810,375
Sothebys. Made in Britain on March 25th: $1,581,478 
ChristiesThe Collection of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth IV - The Library on March 21st: $1,176,876

The Arader Galleries Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung O HaNDEL, Georg Friedrich, 1685 - 1759. Eigenhandiges Musikmanuskript mit Unterschrift "G. F. Hendel." und Datum "li 12 di Iuglio. / 1708. / Napoli" am Schluß. 29 S. Querformat (ca. 21,7 x 28,5 cm), achtzeilig. 4 Lagen festes, unbeschnittenes Papier à 4 B on March 24th Actual price: USD 632200.0.
  2. Pierre Berge and Associes Gustave Le Gray posant dans le cloitre de l'eglise abbatiale Sainte-Marie d'Arles-sur-Tech 1851 on March 19th Actual price: USD 545545.0.
  3. JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung O (KANDLER, Franz Sales, osterreichischer Musikschriftsteller, 1792 - 1831.) - Mu s i k - S t ammb u c h mit 55 Eintragungen von Musikern und Musikfreunden. (Wien) 1817 bis 1829, 2 Eintragungen Venedig 1818 und 1820. 192 (+ 76 nicht beschriebene Notenblat on March 24th Actual price: USD 379320.0.
  4. JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung BEETHOVEN, Ludwig van, 1770 - 1827. Eigenh. Musikmanuskript. (1801.) 2 S. Querformat, 12-zeilig. Am linken Rand montiert. on March 24th Actual price: USD 379320.0.
  5. Pierre Berge and Associes Aquilin SCHAD La Frayeur Virginie OLDOINI, comtesse de CASTIGLIONE Epreuve photographique entierement sur-peinte a la gouache 1861-1864 on March 19th Actual price: USD 341824.0. Arader Galleries
  6. Christies Taifudo meiseki taifudo meiseki (The Works of Chinese Painters in the collection of Dafengtang). on March 21st Actual price: USD 275650.0.
  7. Christies AUCTION CATALOGS A group of approximately 850 volumes comprising Christie's, Sotheby's, and Chinese sales of Asian art, and other subjects, on March 21st Actual price: USD 248830.0.
  8. JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung O WEBER, Carl Maria von, 1786 - 1826. Eigenh. Musikmanuskript mit Namenszug auf dem Titel, am Schluss datiert "Vollendet Berlin d. 18. Juny 1821". Titel + 60 S. Querformat, 14-zeilig. Leicht gebraunt und fleckig. Geheftet und eingehangt in eine Leinendeck on March 24th Actual price: USD 164372.0.
  9. Sothebys IVY (H. 80) on March 25th Actual price: USD 157250.0.
  10. Pierre Berge and Associes Ordre du jour, Armee d'Italie 1859 on March 19th Actual price: USD 143535.56.
  11. Sothebys WHENCE & WHITHER? (C. CEP 14) on March 25th Actual price: USD 101750.0.
  12. Sothebys RETURNING TO THE TRENCHES (B. 9) on March 25th Actual price: USD 92500.0.
  13. Pierre Berge and Associes Un Tambo dans les Cordilleres a la hauteur de 16.000 pieds Daguerreotype pleine plaque en coffret 1849 on March 19th Actual price: USD 90568.1.
  14. Sothebys A VILLAGE SCENE on March 25th Actual price: USD 88800.0.
  15. Sothebys PURCHAS HIS PILGRIMES IN FIVE BOOKS... CONTAYNING THE VOYAGES AND PEREGRINATIONS MADE BY ANCIENT KINGS... A DESCRIPTION OF ALL THE CIRCUMNAVIGATIONS OF THE GLOBE... NAVIGATIONS AND VOYAGES OF ENGLISH-MEN [&C.] [ENGRAVED TITLE: HAKLUYTUS POSTHUMUS OR PURCH on March 19th Actual price: USD 85675.0.
  16. JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung O SCARLATTI, Alessandro, 1660 - 1725. Eigenh. Musikmanuskript, am Kopf datiert "4 Giug[n]o 1703" und signiert "Alesso Scarlatti". 42/3 S. Querformat, 12-zeilig. In einen von Aloys Fuchs beschrifteten Umschlag geheftet. on March 24th Actual price: USD 82186.0.
  17. Christies Jin Tang Yilai Shuhuajia Jiancangjia Kuanyinpu (The Signatures and Seals of Artists Connoisseurs and Collectors on Painting and Calligraphy since Tsin Dynasty). on March 21st Actual price: USD 78225.0.
  18. JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung BEETHOVEN, Ludwig van, 1770 - 1827. E. Br. m. U. "Beethoven". O. O. u. D. 3 S. 8o. Minimal fleckig; auf der leeren vierten Seite schwache Montagespuren. on March 24th Actual price: USD 75864.0.
  19. Pierre Berge and Associes Alger 1854 on March 19th Actual price: USD 70196.0.
  20. Pierre Berge and Associes Groupe de personnes au pied d'un chene, foret de Fontainebleau 1849-1850 on March 19th Actual price: USD 70196.0.
  21. Sothebys OBSERVATIONS AND REMARKS MADE DURING A VOYAGE TO THE ISLANDS OF TENERIFFE, AMSTERDAM, MARIA'S ISLANDS NEAR VAN DIEMAN'S LAND; OTAHEITE, SANDWICH ISLANDS; OWHYHEE, THE FOX ISLANDS ON THE NORTH WEST COAST OF AMERICA, TINIAN, AND FROM THENCE TO CANTON, IN T on March 19th Actual price: USD 67050.0.
  22. Christies Yuwai suocang Zhongguo guhuaji ji (Twenty-Four Albums of Old Chinese Paintings). on March 21st Actual price: USD 65187.5.
  23. Sothebys THE TUBE STATION (C. CEP 32) on March 25th Actual price: USD 64750.0.
  24. Pierre Berge and Associes Auguste MESTRAL (Rans 1812-1884) Portail ouest de l'eglise Saint-Ours, Loches (Indre-et-Loire) 1851 on March 19th Actual price: USD 64580.32.
  25. JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung BRAHMS, Johannes, 1833 - 1897. Eigenh. Musikmanuskript (Tinte), am Schluss nachtraglich mit Bleistift datiert "Juli 73. Tutzing." 31/2 S. Querformat, 9-zeilig. Leicht fleckig, kleine Randlasuren; beide Blatter mit langerem Einriss am rechten Rand. on March 24th Actual price: USD 63220.0.


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

Christies. The Collection of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth IV - The Library on March 21st: 668.72%
JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung. Autographs - Music on March 24th: 187.19%
JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung. Autographs -Literature on March 24th: 159.17%
JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung. Autographs - Science on March 24th: 155.67%
Sothebys. Exploration and Discovery, 1576-1939, The Library of Franklin Brooke- Hitching, Part III, K-P on March 19th: 150.22%
JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung. Autographs - History on March 25th: 130.15%
Henri Godts Books and Prints Auctions. Old & Modern Books, Prints, Maps, Photographs, Popular Art on March 17th: 127.73%
Sothebys. Made in Britain on March 25th: 125.18%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Autographs, Memorabilia and Vintage Posters on March 20th: 119.00%
Bonhams. Books, Maps and Manuscripts on March 24th: 113.71%
JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung. Autographs - Fine Arts on March 24th: 113.02%
Swann Galleries. Autographs on March 19th: 104.43%
Bloomsbury Auctions. English and Continental Books and Manuscripts on March 19th: 102.67%


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

Alaska Auction. Prints on March 14th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 3/15 on March 22nd: 99.52%
Christies. The Collection of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth IV - The Library on March 21st: 99.32%
Adams Amsterdam Auctions. PHOTOGRAPHS - LOCOMOTIVES & RAILROAD BRIDGES - Online bidstart 3/5 on March 23rd: 97.83%
Sothebys. Exploration and Discovery, 1576-1939, The Library of Franklin Brooke- Hitching, Part III, K-P on March 19th: 97.43%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 3/15 on March 22nd: 96.75%
Clars Auction Gallery. Prints and Photographs on March 21st: 95.76%
Swann Galleries. Autographs on March 19th: 93.72%
Northeast Auctions. Spring Afternoon Auction on March 22nd: 92.31%
JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung. Autographs - Science on March 24th: 89.66%
Sothebys. Made in Britain on March 25th: 88.51%
Bonhams. Books, Maps and Manuscripts on March 24th: 88.13%
Grogan and Company. March Auction - Prints on March 22nd: 87.50%
JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung. Autographs -Literature on March 24th: 87.14%
Bloomsbury Auctions. English and Continental Books and Manuscripts on March 19th: 86.98%
JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung. Autographs - Fine Arts on March 24th: 86.05%
JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung. Autographs - Music on March 24th: 85.53%
Adams Amsterdam Auctions. BOOKS FROM IMPORTANT PROPERTIES - Online bidstart 3/5 on March 24th: 84.85%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 3/19 on March 26th: 84.50%
Bruun Rasmussen. Old Master Prints on March 23rd: 83.33%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 3/12 on March 19th: 83.00%
Winter Associates. Prints, Illustrations on March 23rd: 82.61%
Clars Auction Gallery. Fine Arts - Prints on March 22nd: 82.09%


39 total sales reported this week:

Bloomsbury Auctions. Modern and Contemporary Prints on March 26th: 73.64%
RR Auction. Remarkable Rarities - Internet bidstart 3/11 on March 18th: 74.88%
JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung. Autographs - History on March 25th: 78.23%
JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung. Autographs - Music on March 24th: 85.53%
JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung. Autographs - Fine Arts on March 24th: 86.05%
JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung. Autographs - Science on March 24th: 89.66%
JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung. Autographs -Literature on March 24th: 87.14%
Swann Galleries. Printed and Manuscript African Americana on March 26th: 65.56%
Sothebys. Made in Britain on March 25th: 88.51%
Bonhams. Books, Maps and Manuscripts on March 24th: 88.13%
Winter Associates. Prints, Illustrations on March 23rd: 82.61%
James D Julia Auctioneers. The Private & Personal Collection of Dr. Helga Wall-Apelt - RARE ASIAN PHOTOGRAPHS on March 23rd: 50.00%
Pierre Berge and Associes. Particular History of Photography - Mr. and Mrs. X Collection on March 19th: 35.48%
Morton Casa de Subastas. Old and Modern Books and Documents on March 23rd: 45.21%
Adams Amsterdam Auctions. BOOKS FROM IMPORTANT PROPERTIES - Online bidstart 3/5 on March 24th: 84.85%
Adams Amsterdam Auctions. PHOTOGRAPHS - LOCOMOTIVES & RAILROAD BRIDGES - Online bidstart 3/5 on March 23rd: 97.83%
Grogan and Company. March Auction - Prints on March 22nd: 87.50%
Northeast Auctions. Spring Afternoon Auction on March 22nd: 92.31%
Alaska Auction. Prints on March 14th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 3/19 on March 26th: 84.50%
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 3/5 on March 12th: 30.18%
Bruun Rasmussen. Modern and Contemporary Prints on March 24th: 53.85%
Bruun Rasmussen. Old Master Prints on March 23rd: 83.33%
Clars Auction Gallery. Fine Arts - Prints on March 22nd: 82.09%
Clars Auction Gallery. Prints and Photographs on March 21st: 95.76%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 3/15 on March 22nd: 99.52%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 3/15 on March 22nd: 96.75%
Ader. Ancient and Modern Books on March 19th: 60.13%
Christies. The Collection of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth IV - The Library on March 21st: 99.32%
Tajan. Raoul Lehouard Library on March 18th: 55.13%
Swann Galleries. Autographs on March 19th: 93.72%
Sothebys. Exploration and Discovery, 1576-1939, The Library of Franklin Brooke- Hitching, Part III, K-P on March 19th: 97.43%
PIASA. Antiquarian and Modern Books on March 17th: 67.59%
PBA Galleries. Illustrated and Children's Books - Fine Books in All Fields on March 19th: 66.16%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 3/12 on March 19th: 83.00%
Morton Casa de Subastas. Modern Art - Prints on March 19th: 47.42%
Henri Godts Books and Prints Auctions. Old & Modern Books, Prints, Maps, Photographs, Popular Art on March 17th: 76.00%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Autographs, Memorabilia and Vintage Posters on March 20th: 68.73%
Bloomsbury Auctions. English and Continental Books and Manuscripts on March 19th: 86.98%

For the week ahead 25 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Mar. 30th
Aguttes. Neuilly-sur-Seine . Photography. 56 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts. 62 lots
Australian Book Auctions. Armadale, . Books and Documents. 276 lots
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. Wes Cowan Stereoview Auction - online bidstart 3/13. 249 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Old Master Prints. 6 lots

Tue. Mar. 31st
Christies. New York. 20/21 PHOTOGRAPHS/ LEAVES OF LIGHT AND SHADOW: PHOTOGRAPHS GATHERED BY WILLIAM T. HILLMAN. 116 lots
Christies. New York. 20/21 PHOTOGRAPHS. 145 lots
Bonhams. New York. THE LAUREN BACALL COLLECTION - Prints. 99 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. English and Continental Letters and Documents. 201 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 79 lots
Auctionata. New York. Modern Masters - Prints. 67 lots

Wed. Apr. 1st
Bonhams. London. Wellington, Waterloo and the Napoleonic Wars. 46 lots
Ader. PARIS. Photo Books - Collection of Jean-Claude Eidelman, Part 2. 351 lots
Pierre Berge and Associes. Paris. COLLECTION OF TWO LOVERS OF XIX th CENTURY The Gaston and Albert Tissandier brothers aeronauts and A. 223 lots
Sothebys. New York. The New York Sale. 42 lots
Sothebys. New York. Photographs. 188 lots

Thu. Apr. 2nd
Swann Galleries. New York. Ascension: A Century of African American Art. 178 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Americana and Exploration of the West. 749 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 3/6. 220 lots
Dorotheum . Vienna. Prints Before 1900.

Fri. Apr. 3rd
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Spring Americana. 44 lots
Vermot de Pas. Paris. Modern and Antiquarian Books - Art Photography Books.

Sat. Apr. 4th
Potomack Company. Alexandria. Books, Prints, Manuscripts. 49 lots

Sun. Apr. 5th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 3/29.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 3/29.

 

Bruce McKinney

RBH and 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