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32 Auctions Archived, 15 Upcoming

For the week ended Saturday 26 March 32 sales were archived to the Rare Book Hub database; 4 denominated in Swiss francs, 7 in euros, 8 in British pounds, and 13 in U.S. dollars.  Turnover was $10,047,793 as 7,458 lots were offered and 5,443 sold for a 73% success rate.  The world is unstable and bidders recently have been somewhat shy.  This too shall pass.

1 auction saw its total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

SothebysPrints and Multiples on March 22nd: $4,563,703

8 auctions saw total sales exceed 100% of the high estimates of all lots offered: 

AguttesAntiquarian Books on March 17th: 305.47% 
TooveysPrints on March 23rd: 199.52% 
Henri Godts Books and Prints AuctionsAntiquarian Books on March 22nd: 156.27% 
Lyon and TurnbullAsian Art - Books and Prints on March 22nd: 130.99% 
Koller AuctionsOld Master Prints on March 22nd: 123.18% 
SothebysPrints and Multiples on March 22nd: 112.54% 
RR AuctionThe Presidential Collection of Everett Fisher - Internet bidstart 3/10 on March 17th: 112.22% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on March 22nd: 100.56% 


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

Carlsen GalleryEarly March Antique Auction - Books and Prints on March 6th: 100.00% 
Robert Siegel GalleriesUnited States Revenues incl. Hunting Permits on March 18th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 3/13 on March 20th: 99.63% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 3/13 on March 20th: 97.86% 
TooveysPostcards, Topographical Books on March 22nd: 94.01% 
SothebysPrints and Multiples on March 22nd: 90.13% 
AguttesAntiquarian Books on March 17th: 87.50% 
Koller AuctionsOld Master Prints on March 22nd: 86.27% 
TooveysPrints on March 23rd: 83.33% 
Koller AuctionsAutographs on March 19th: 81.25% 
Keys Fine Arts AuctioneersBooks on March 17th: 80.85% 


32 auctions reported this week: 

PBA GalleriesFine Books in All Fields with Illustrated & Children's Books on March 24th: 72.25% 
Bloomsbury AuctionsBibliophile on March 24th: 73.05% 
AuctionataThe Superhero Sale on March 23rd: 39.29% 
TooveysPrints on March 23rd: 83.33% 
TooveysPostcards, Topographical Books on March 22nd: 94.01% 
Koller AuctionsOld Master Prints on March 22nd: 86.27% 
Koller AuctionsPhotography on March 19th: 61.40% 
Koller AuctionsAutographs on March 19th: 81.25% 
Koller AuctionsBooks on March 19th: 54.36% 
BonhamsPrints and Multiples on March 23rd: 53.42% 
Lyon and TurnbullAsian Art - Books and Prints on March 22nd: 78.57% 
AguttesAntiquarian Books on March 17th: 87.50% 
25 Blythe RoadBritish & Continental Pictures & Prints and Photographs Sale on March 17th: 21.37% 
RR AuctionThe Presidential Collection of Everett Fisher - Internet bidstart 3/10 on March 17th: 73.74% 
Henri Godts Books and Prints AuctionsAntiquarian Books on March 22nd: 72.97% 
SothebysPrints and Multiples on March 22nd: 90.13% 
Carlsen GalleryEarly March Antique Auction - Books and Prints on March 6th: 100.00% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on March 22nd: 79.63% 
Clars Auction GalleryPrints on March 20th: 62.90% 
Clars Auction GalleryPrints on March 19th: 79.84% 
Brunk AuctionsBooks, Prints on March 19th: 66.67% 
Adams Amsterdam AuctionsPaul Blanca Photographs on March 21st: 76.39% 
Adams Amsterdam AuctionsPhotographs on March 21st: 49.51% 
EldredsAntiques and Accessories - Books and Prints on March 19th: 60.00% 
ChristiesFirst Open/Home - Prints on March 22nd: 52.78% 
Keys Fine Arts AuctioneersBooks on March 17th: 80.85% 
Robert Siegel GalleriesUnited States Revenues incl. Hunting Permits on March 18th: 100.00% 
Alexander Historical AuctionsSpring 2016 Historical Militaria Day 1 on March 18th: 71.00% 
Venator and HansteinModern and Contemporary Prints and Drawings; Modern Illustrated Books on March 19th: 54.74% 
Venator and HansteinBooks, Prints and Drawings, Autographs on March 18th: 58.12% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 3/13 on March 20th: 99.63% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 3/13 on March 20th: 97.86% 

The Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys A LA RECHERCHE DU SHOE PERDU; AND SHOE AND LEG (F. & S. IV.69B - 85) on March 22nd Actual price: USD $416,060.
  2. Aguttes Entomologie, ou histoire naturelle des Insectes,avec leurs caractères génériques et spécifiques, leur description, leur synonymie et leur figure enluminée. Entomologie - Histoire naturelle des insectes. on March 17th Actual price: USD $222,683.
  3. Sothebys THE BULLS OF BORDEAUX (HARRIS 283-286; DELTEIL 286-289) on March 22nd Actual price: USD $211,580.
  4. Sothebys MARILYN MONROE (F. & S. II.31) on March 22nd Actual price: USD $194,540.
  5. Sothebys GOETHE (F. & S. II.270-273) on March 22nd Actual price: USD $168,625.
  6. Sothebys MARILYN MONROE (F. & S. II.23) on March 22nd Actual price: USD $150,875.
  7. Sothebys MOCHA STANDARD (WALKER ART CENTER 30) on March 22nd Actual price: USD $115,375.
  8. Koller Auctions Histoire naturelle des perroquets. on March 19th Actual price: USD $105,575.
  9. Sothebys MOONWALK (F. & S. II.404) on March 22nd Actual price: USD $97,625.
  10. Koller Auctions Poissons Ecrevisses et Crabes, de diverses couleurs et figures extraordinaires, que l‘on trouve autour des Isles Moluques, et sur les côtes des Terres Australes: [...] Divisé en deux tomes, dont le premier a été copié sur l on March 19th Actual price: USD $93,215.
  11. Koller Auctions Encyclopédie, ou dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des art et des métiers... on March 19th Actual price: USD $93,215.
  12. Sothebys MARILYN MONROE (F. & S. II.28) on March 22nd Actual price: USD $92,300.
  13. Sothebys MIROIR DE LA TAUROMACHIE (S. 29-30) on March 22nd Actual price: USD $88,750.
  14. Sothebys MARILYN MONROE (F. & S. II.22) on March 22nd Actual price: USD $85,200.
  15. Sothebys MARILYN MONROE (F. & S. II.29) on March 22nd Actual price: USD $78,100.
  16. RR Auction William Henry Harrison DS on March 17th Actual price: USD $74,938.
  17. Venator and Hanstein Reise in das innere Nord-America in den Jahren 1832 bis 1834. Daraus der Atlasband on March 18th Actual price: USD $73,665.
  18. Sothebys MARILYN MONROE (F. & S. II.25) on March 22nd Actual price: USD $71,000.
  19. Sothebys ERASMUS OF ROTTERDAM (B. 107; M., HOLL., 105) on March 22nd Actual price: USD $71,000.
  20. Sothebys MAO (F. & S. II.91) on March 22nd Actual price: USD $69,225.
  21. Henri Godts Books and Prints Auctions La grande cita de Anversa. on March 22nd Actual price: USD $68,880.
  22. Sothebys NAPOLÉON (DELTEIL 358; ADRIANI 135; WITTROCK 140) on March 22nd Actual price: USD $67,450.
  23. Sothebys MICK JAGGER (F. & S. II.146) on March 22nd Actual price: USD $63,900.
  24. Sothebys LENIN (F. & S. II.402) on March 22nd Actual price: USD $62,125.
  25. Sothebys CARMEN (M. CS 39) on March 22nd Actual price: USD $62,125.

 

For the week ahead 15 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Mar. 28th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 41 lots

Tue. Mar. 29th
Ader. PARIS. Modern Prints. 119 lots
Auctionata. New York. Modern and Contemporary Art. 132 lots

Wed. Mar. 30th
Dorotheum . Vienna. Prints Before 1900. 73 lots

Thu. Mar. 31st
Swann Galleries. New York. Printed and Manuscript African Americana. 462 lots
Dorotheum . Vienna. Globes. 20 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Modern and Contemporary Editions. 477 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 3/24. 199 lots

Sat. Apr. 2nd
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Montana "Big Sky" Auction. 385 lots
Arader Galleries. New York City. Natural History Works on Paper, Historic Maps, Rare Books and Audubon's Birds of America and Quadrup. 203 lots

Sun. Apr. 3rd
Sothebys. New York. Photographs. 152 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 3/27.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 3/27.
John McInnis Auctioneers. Amesbury. Photography. 544 lots
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books.

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 Nov 17:</b> Jane Austen, <i>Pride & Prejudice,</i> 3 volumes, first edition, London, 1813. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 17:</b> John Hancock, Uncommon Privateer Commission, signed as President of Continental Congress, 1777. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 17:</b> Frank Lloyd Wright, photograph signed & inscribed. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 17:</b> Abraham Lincoln, document signed conscripting troops for first national draft in U.S., 1863. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 17:</b> Jane Austen, <i>Sense & Sensibility,</i> 3 volumes, first edition, London, 1811. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 17:</b> Charles Dickens, <i>American Notes for General Circulation,</i> first edition, inscribed to Richard Henry Dana, Jr., London, 1842. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 17:</b> John Maynard Keynes, <i>The General Theory of Employment, Interest & Money,</i> first edition, London, 1936. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 17:</b> Alexandre Raymond, <i>L’Art Islamique en Orient,</i> 2 volumes, first editions, Péra-Constantinople, 1922-24. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 17:</b> Igor Stravinsky, autograph musical quotation signed, 3 bars from <i>Perséphone,</i> 1936. $1,500 to $2,500.
  • <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