• <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Bernardus Sylvanus, one of the earliest printed maps of the New World, woodcut, Venice, 1511. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Johannes Blaeu, <i>Nova et Accuratissima Totius Terrarum Orbis Tabula,</i> Amsterdam, 1662. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Emanuel Bowen & John Gibson, <i>Atlas Minimus,</i> miniature atlas, London, 1758. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Henry Andrews, <i>The Botanist's Repository for New & Rare Plants,</i> London, 1797-1815. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> John James Audubon, <i>Night Heron or Qua Bird, Plate CCXXXVI,</i> hand-colored aquatint, 1835. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Basilius Besler, group of 30 folio engravings, <i>Hortus Eystettensis,</i> Eichstatt, 1613. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Henri Chatelain, <i>Carte Tres Curieuse de la Mer du Sud...,</i> Amsterdam, 1719. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Arnoldus Montanus, <i>Die Unbekante Neue Welt...,</i> German text edition, Amsterdam, 1673. $4,000 to $6,000.
  • <b>ANZAAB Joint Catalogue:</b> BULLER, Walter Lawry. <i>A HISTORY OF THE BIRDS OF NEW ZEALAND.</i> London, Van Voorst, 1873. Special De-Luxe edition of this already rare work.
    <b>ANZAAB Joint Catalogue:</b> GIBBS, May. <i>Gum-Nut Babies.</i> Sydney: Angus and Robertson, Ca. 1918.
    <b>ANZAAB Joint Catalogue:</b> SWIFT, Jonathan. <i>TRAVELS INTO SEVERAL REMOTE NATIONS OF THE WORLD.</i> London: Printed for Benj.Motte. 1727.
    <b>ANZAAB Joint Catalogue:</b> JUKES, Joseph Beete. <i>NARRATIVE OF THE SURVEYING VOYAGE OF H.M.S. FLY…</i> London: T. & W. Boone, 1847. First Edition.
    <b>ANZAAB Joint Catalogue:</b> <i>SOMERVILLE, E OE. IN THE VINE COUNTRY.</i> London: W H Allen & Co Limited, 1893.
    <b>ANZAAB Joint Catalogue:</b> MAWE, John. <i>The voyager’s companion, or shell collector’s pilot.</i> London : 1825. Rare.
    <b>ANZAAB Joint Catalogue:</b> PARKINSON, John. <i>Theatrum Botanicum, The Theater of Plants…</i> London, Thomas Cotes, 1640.
    <b>ANZAAB Joint Catalogue:</b> c. 1150 decorated MONASTIC MISSAL LEAF, Southern Germany/Austria.
    <b>ANZAAB Joint Catalogue:</b> LEGGE, Captain W. Vincent. <i>A HISTORY OF THE BIRDS OF CEYLON.</i> London, The Author, 1880.
    <b>ANZAAB Joint Catalogue:</b> AUNT HANNAH. <i>SOME ADVENTURES IN THE LIFE OF A COCKATOO.</i> Published in New York by R. Shugg and Co., 1872.
  • <center><b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers<br>Christmas Rare Books<br>& Collectors’ Sale<br>9 & 10 December 2020</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> Joyce (James), <i>Ulysses,</i> 4to, Paris: (Shakespeare & Co.) 1922, First Edn. €7,000 to €9,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> Of the Utmost Rarity with Swift Association. Harward (Michael). <i>Philomath. A New Almanack for the Year of Our Lord,</i> 1666. €6,000 to €9,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> With Full Complement of Hand Coloured & Other Plates. Rosellini (Ippolito). <i>Monumenti dell Egitto e della Nubia,</i> Vols. I, II, & III Plate Volumes only. €5,000 to €7,000.
    <center><b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers<br>Christmas Rare Books<br>& Collectors’ Sale<br>9 & 10 December 2020</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> With Magnificent Hand Coloured Plates. [Bivort, Debabay, & others] <i>Annales de Pomologie,</i> 8 vols., folio, Brussels, 1853-1861. €4,000 to €6,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> With Very Fine Coloured Plates & Illustrations. Barbier (George) Vogel (Lucien) & others, <i>Gazette du Bon Ton - Arts-modes et frivolities, </i> 1914 to 1922. €4,000 to €6,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> “I have seen War... I hate War," Signed Presentation Copy to William C. Bullitt, Roosevelt (Franklin D.) August 14, 1936. €3,000 to €4,000.
    <center><b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers<br>Christmas Rare Books<br>& Collectors’ Sale<br>9 & 10 December 2020</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> Victorian Hostess & Horticulturist. An Important Collection Relating to Lady Dorothy Nevill (1826-1913). €2,500 to €3,200.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> Fine Original Portrait Photos of The O'Brien Ladies by Margaret Cameron. Two black and white Photos, each 8" x 10". €1,200 to €1,800.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> James Hume Nesbitt Illustrations: A collection of twelve pen and ink Drawings and Etchings intended for publication as book of illustrations for his thriller novels. €800 to €1,200.
    <center><b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers<br>Christmas Rare Books<br>& Collectors’ Sale<br>9 & 10 December 2020</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> Attributed to Kitagawa Utamavo (1753-1806). A pair of attractive colourful woodblock prints, of Court Ladies in decorative robes with numerous stamps and script. €800 to €1,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> Contemporaneous Notes from Captain Cook's Voyage Travel: [Anon] <i>Voyage to the South Sea by Mr. Banks, Mr. Parkinson and Dr. Solender, with Capt. Cooke,</i> a 7 page m/ss document. €700 to €1,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> Very Rare First U.K. Edition with Yellow Paper Band. Herbert (Frank). <i>Dune,</i> 8vo London (Victor Gollancz Ltd.) 1966. €500 to €700.

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Twenty-two Auctions Archived, 37 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday April 2nd 22 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub database; 8 denominated in euros, 1 in British pounds, and 13 in US dollars.  Turnover was $7,478,330 as 8,441 lots were offered and 7,108 sold for an exceptional 84% success rate.

2 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters on March 27th: $2,076,484 
Arader GalleriesAsian Maps on March 16th: $1,358,725 

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

FerratonBooks, Prints on March 19th: 135.40% 
Dorotheum Prints Before 1900 on March 30th: 129.57% 
Purcell AuctioneersThe Sale of the Library of the Late Mr Gill Ruttledge on March 30th: 128.97% 
Vermot de PasCollection of an Amateur : Comic Strips and Original Boards, 3D, Japanese Animation on March 26th: 101.86% 
Arader GalleriesAsian Maps on March 16th: 101.40% 
AderModern Prints on March 29th: 101.13% 


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

Arader GalleriesAsian Maps on March 16th: 100.00% 
National Book AuctionsJudaica, Magazines, Americana, etc on March 20th: 100.00% 
Aspire AuctionsFine Art - Prints - Internet Bidstart 2/12 on February 20th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 3/20 on March 27th: 99.74% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 3/17 on March 24th: 99.46% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 3/24 on March 31st: 98.49% 
Purcell AuctioneersThe Sale of the Library of the Late Mr Gill Ruttledge on March 30th: 96.71% 
Addison and SarovaRare Books on March 19th: 95.05% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters on March 27th: 94.38% 
Grogan and CompanyThe March Auction - Books and Prints on March 20th: 91.67% 
Lancaster Mennonite Historical SocietyRare, Out of Print and Used Books on March 11th: 91.11% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on March 29th: 90.24% 
Dorotheum Prints Before 1900 on March 30th: 84.93% 
FerratonBooks, Prints on March 19th: 83.08% 


22 total sales reported this week: 

Purcell AuctioneersThe Sale of the Library of the Late Mr Gill Ruttledge on March 30th: 96.71% 
Swann GalleriesPrinted and Manuscript African Americana on March 31st: 68.61% 
Bloomsbury AuctionsModern and Contemporary Editions on March 31st: 63.73% 
AderModern Prints on March 29th: 78.15% 
Dorotheum Prints Before 1900 on March 30th: 84.93% 
Dorotheum Globes on March 31st: 55.00% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 3/24 on March 31st: 98.49% 
Vermot de PasCollection of an Amateur : Comic Strips and Original Boards, 3D, Japanese Animation on March 26th: 73.90% 
National Book AuctionsJudaica, Magazines, Americana, etc on March 20th: 100.00% 
Lancaster Mennonite Historical SocietyRare, Out of Print and Used Books on March 11th: 91.11% 
AuctionataModern and Contemporary Art on March 29th: 40.30% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on March 29th: 90.24% 
Arader GalleriesAsian Maps on March 16th: 100.00% 
Grogan and CompanyThe March Auction - Books and Prints on March 20th: 91.67% 
Binoche et GiquelloAvant-Guard of the 20th Century: - FIRST EDITIONS - PHOTOGRAPHS - MAGAZINES - GRAPHIC WORKS - MANUS on March 25th: 47.16% 
Addison and SarovaRare Books on March 19th: 95.05% 
FerratonBooks, Prints on March 19th: 83.08% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 3/20 on March 27th: 99.74% 
Aspire AuctionsFine Art - Prints - Internet Bidstart 2/12 on February 20th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters on March 27th: 94.38% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 3/17 on March 24th: 99.46% 
Old World AuctionsAntique Maps, Globes, Charts, Atlases & Vintage Graphics on February 17th: 75.75%

 

The Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Arader Galleries The Birds of Asia. on March 16th Actual price: USD $244,000.
  2. Arader Galleries Kun-yü Ch'üan-t'u on March 16th Actual price: USD $170,800.
  3. Heritage Auctions The Public Enemy (Warner Brothers, 1931). One Sheet (27" X 41") Style A. on March 27th Actual price: USD $167,300.
  4. Arader Galleries Lesser Adjutant on March 16th Actual price: USD $134,200.
  5. Arader Galleries Black-Necked Stork on March 16th Actual price: USD $134,200.
  6. Binoche et Giquello DESSIN ORIGINAL SIGNÉ. on March 25th Actual price: USD $102,413.
  7. Swann Galleries A Night-Club Map of Harlem. on March 31st Actual price: USD $100,000.
  8. Auctionata 'Details… Botticelli' on March 29th Actual price: USD $93,750.
  9. Heritage Auctions Halloween by Robert Gleason (Compass International, 1978). Original Acrylic Painting on Canvas (27" X 39.75"). on March 27th Actual price: USD $83,650.
  10. Vermot de Pas The Three Robbers on March 26th Actual price: USD $77,827.
  11. Binoche et Giquello GALA. BRETON André HUGO Valentine. on March 25th Actual price: USD $49,784.
  12. Arader Galleries Russischer Atlas welcher in einer General-Charte und neunzehen Special-Charten das gesamte Russische Reich und dessen angräntzende Länder...vorstellig macht on March 16th Actual price: USD $48,800.
  13. Swann Galleries Bannaker's (sic) Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Virginia, Kentucky, and North Carolina Almanack and Ephemeris for the Year of Our Lord 1796. on March 31st Actual price: USD $47,500.
  14. Arader Galleries Indian Egret on March 16th Actual price: USD $45,750.
  15. Heritage Auctions Gilda (Columbia, 1946). One Sheet (27" X 41") Style B. on March 27th Actual price: USD $45,410.
  16. Swann Galleries Autograph Letter Signed to one of the sons of Alphonso Janes of Providence, RI. on March 31st Actual price: USD $45,000.
  17. Arader Galleries Histoire de la navigation de Iean Hvgves de Linschot Hollandois: aux Indes Orientales...Troixiesme edition augmentee; [Part II:]  Le grand routier de Mer... [Part III:] Description de l'Amerique & des parties d'icelle, comme de la Nouvelle France... on March 16th Actual price: USD $42,700.
  18. Addison and Sarova Moriae Encomium. on March 19th Actual price: USD $40,000.
  19. Arader Galleries A Himalayan Monal (Impeyen Pheasant) on March 16th Actual price: USD $36,600.
  20. Arader Galleries Figures on the Banks of the River Hoogly, Tollygunge, Calcutta on March 16th Actual price: USD $36,600.
  21. Heritage Auctions It's a Wonderful Life (RKO, 1948). Italian 4 Foglio (55" X 57") Averardo Ciriello Artwork. on March 27th Actual price: USD $35,850.
  22. Heritage Auctions The Bride of Frankenstein (Universal, 1935). Uncut Pressbook (18 Pages, 13" X 26"). on March 27th Actual price: USD $33,460.
  23. Auctionata 'Still Life with Windmill' on March 29th Actual price: USD $32,500.
  24. Arader Galleries Onzieme volume de la Geographie Blaviane, contenant l'Asie qui est la IV. on March 16th Actual price: USD $30,500.
  25. Auctionata 'Grapes (Special edition)' on March 29th Actual price: USD $30,000.

 

For the week ahead 37 sales are scheduled: 

Mon. Apr. 4th 
Freemans. Philadelphia. Books, Maps and Manuscripts, including Photographs. 521 lots 
Artcurial. Paris. Prints and Illustrated Books. 165 lots 
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. Comic Strips. 410 lots 
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 136 lots 
Audap and Mirabaud. PARIS. Historical Souvenirs - Manuscripts, Photographs, Prints. 76 lots 

Tue. Apr. 5th 
Sothebys. Paris. Collection Boutet de Monvel. 23 lots 
Christies. New York. EX LIBRIS JEAN R. PERRETTE: IMPORTANT TRAVEL, EXPLORATION & CARTOGRAPHY - Day 2. 518 lots 
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. Weapons, Hunting, Militaria, Historical Memories. 46 lots 
Heritage Auctions. New York. Manuscripts. 272 lots 
JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung. Berlin. Autographs - Day 1. 632 lots 
Rossini. Paris. Prints. 15 lots 
Morton Casa de Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Antiquarian Books and Documents. 323 lots 

Wed. Apr. 6th 
Christies. New York. Photographs. 200 lots 
Heritage Auctions. New York. Books. 1124 lots 
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books, Maps and Prints. 670 lots 
Grays Auctioneers. Cleveland, . Fine Art - Prints. 36 lots 
Kedem Auction. Jerusalem . Passover Haggadot - Online Auction. 362 lots 
JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung. Berlin. Autographs - Day 2. 240 lots 

Thu. Apr. 7th 
Ader. PARIS. Antiquarian and Modern Books. 293 lots 
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Rare Americana with the Jonathan Bulkley Collection of Advertising Signs & Broadsides. 573 lots 
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Prints, Asian Art, Photography. 324 lots 
Charlton Hall. West Columbia, SC. International Sale. 117 lots 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 3/31. 245 lots 
Gonnelli Casa DAste. Firenze. Books, Manuscripts, Autographs and Musical works. 922 lots 
Kestenbaum and Company. New York. Fine Judaica. 244 lots 

Fri. Apr. 8th 
ALDE. Paris. Original Editions, Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries. 296 lots 
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Autographs in Americana, and Maritime - Books and Prints. 49 lots 
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Palm Beach Spring Auction - Prints. 8 lots 
Auctionata. Berlin. German Post-War Art: Prints. 133 lots 
Auctionata. Berlin. Art of the 20th Century - Prints. 153 lots 

Sat. Apr. 9th 
Aspire Auctions. Cleveland. Fine Art - Prints - Internet Bidstart 4/1. 8 lots 
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . April Estate Auction. 36 lots 
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. Houdiniana. 602 lots 

Sun. Apr. 10th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 4/3
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 4/3
Artcurial. Paris. Aeronautics. 32 lots 
OSENAT. FONTAINEBLEAU. Empire at Fontainebleau

Bruce McKinney

 

RBH and AE

 

  • <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>December Sale<br>December 5, 2020</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> SHERBURNE, BRANTZ, and WIRGMAN. The Original Drawings of the First Modern Scientific Survey of the Patapsco River and Chesapeake Bay. $350,000 to $500,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> LAFON, Barthelemy. The Earliest Comprehensive Survey of Louisiana and its Adjacent Regions. $350,000 to $450,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> Giacomo GASTALDI. The Most Important Renaissance Wall Map of Asia Published in the 16th Century – with all four sheets having full margins. $300,000 to $400,000.
    <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>December Sale<br>December 5, 2020</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> CAO, Junyi. The Most Important Map of China to Come to Market in 50 Years. One of only three known copies of the last Ming Dynasty world map. $325,000 to $375,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> ORTELIUS, Abraham. Ortelius Atlas Spanish 1588 Magnificently Rich Original Hand Color in Full. $225,000 to $350,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> An Exceptionally Fine and Historically Important Manuscript Map Showing the Origins of Texas in the 19th Century. $250,000 to $350,000.
    <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>December Sale<br>December 5, 2020</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> PRICE, William and BONNER, John. Map of Boston 1769. $225,000 to $325,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> John James AUDUBON. Audubon’s Brilliant Icon, That Has Never Been Equaled for Drama. $150,000 to $250,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> Pierre-Joseph REDOUTE. Original Watercolor, Red Lily. $175,000 to $250,000.
    <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>December Sale<br>December 5, 2020</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> John James AUDUBON. The Most Famous Image of a Bird in All of History. $150,000 to $200,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> Martin WALDSEEMULLER. The Finest Example in Existence of Martin Waldseemuller’s Map of the New World, with Spectacular Full Original Color. $150,000 to $200,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> GORDON, Peter. The First State of the First View of Savannah: The Template for American Urban Planning. $100,000 to $150,000.
  • <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>English Literature, History, Science,<br>Children’s Books and Illustrations<br>1 – 8 December, 2020</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 1-8 Dec.:</b> JAMES OF MILAN | <i>Pricking of love,</i> illuminated manuscript in Middle English [England, fifteenth century]. £60,000 to £80,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 1-8 Dec.:</b> BEARDSLEY | <i>The Toilet of Helen,</i> original ink drawing for Savoy, 1895. £30,000 to £50,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 1-8 Dec.:</b> DICKENS | <i>A Christmas Carol,</i> 1844, seventh edition, presentation copy inscribed by the author. £20,000 to £30,000.
    <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>English Literature, History, Science,<br>Children’s Books and Illustrations<br>1 – 8 December, 2020</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 1-8 Dec.:</b> DARWIN | <i>For Private Distribution... Extracts from Letters addressed to Professor Henslow...,</i> 1835, original wrappers. £70,000 to £90,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 1-8 Dec.:</b> DEFOE | Autograph manuscript poem, 'Resignation', 1708. £20,000 to £30,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 1-8 Dec.:</b> GRAHAME | <i>The Wind in the Willows,</i> 1908, first edition, dust-jacket. £12,000 to £16,000.
  • <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Livres et Manuscrits<br>7 – 15 December, 2020</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 7 – 15 Dec.:</b> [RELIURE BRODÉE]. <i>Horae beatissimae...</i> Anvers, 1570. Reliure brodée de la Renaissance aux armes du duc d'Anjou. €50,000 to €70,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 7 – 15 Dec.:</b> ARTOIS, comte d', futur Charles X. 75 lettres autographes au comte de Vaudreuil entre 1792 et 1804. €15,000 to €20,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 7 – 15 Dec.:</b> [Pascal, Blaise]. <i>Lettres de A. Dettonville ...</i> Paris, 1658-1659. Rarissime édition originale en reliure de l'époque. €30,000 to €50,000.
    <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Livres et Manuscrits<br>7 – 15 December, 2020</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 7 – 15 Dec.:</b> Aragon, Louis. Ens. de 8 ouvrages avec envois à Jacques Lacan, dont "Blanche et l'oubli", 1967, sur grand papier. €2,000 to €3,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 7 – 15 Dec.:</b> Fermat, Pierre de. <i>Varia opera mathematica.</i> Toulouse,1679. Petit in-folio. Edition originale. De la bibliothèque de Jacques Lacan. €6,000 to €8,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 7 – 15 Dec.:</b> Leduc, Violette. <i>La Bâtarde.</i> 1958-1963. Important manuscrit autographe, premier jet. 20 cahiers, env 2048 p. ms. €40,000 to €60,000.