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Forty-four Auctions Archived, 21 Sales Upcoming

For the week ended Saturday 30 April 2016 44 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub database; 1 in Australian dollars, 16 in euros, 7 in British pounds, and 20 in US dollars.  Turnover was $39,365,392 as 11,808 lots were offered and 8,851 sold for a 75% success rate.  It was another strong week.

9 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Christies. Prints and Multiples on April 26th: $11,455,500
Sothebys. Library of R & B.L. Dada-Surrealism on April 27th: $6,584,414
Sothebys. Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History on April 28th: $3,959,156
Sothebys. Arts of the Islamic World on April 20th: $3,006,792
Swann Galleries. Old Master Through Modern Prints on April 28th: $2,773,046
Christies. Books and Manuscripts on April 22nd: $1,932,880
RR Auction. Space and Aviation - Internet bidstart 4/14 on April 21st: $1,719,924
Heritage Auctions. Illustration Art on April 26th: $1,696,769
Doyle New York. Prints and Multiples on April 25th: $1,173,501

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

ALDE. An Amateur Collection - Part 1 on April 22nd: 163.21%
Sothebys. Arts of the Islamic World on April 20th: 136.21%
Galerie Bassenge. Exile Collection Rudiger Harms on April 23rd: 130.79%
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Two Day Fine Art Sale - Prints on April 20th: 125.02%
Sothebys. Library of R & B.L. Dada-Surrealism on April 27th: 123.22%
Sothebys. Alchemy: Objects of Desire on April 21st: 117.95%
Sothebys. Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History on April 28th: 115.55%
Ferraton. Modern and Contemporary Art - Prints and Photographs on April 16th: 110.36%
ALDE. An Amateur Collection - Part 2 on April 23rd: 102.85%
Galerie Bassenge. Literature (17th - 19th Century) on April 22nd: 100.33%

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

Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 4/17 on April 24th: 100.00%
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Antique, Decorative & Fine Arts - Books, Manuscripts on April 26th: 100.00%
National Book Auctions. Books, Art and Ephemera - T.R., Exploration, NYC, Maps, etc. on April 17th: 100.00%
National Book Auctions. Books on April 3rd: 100.00%
Alaska Auction. Books, Prints on April 22nd: 98.28%
Heritage Auctions. Illustration Art on April 26th: 97.99%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 4/17 on April 24th: 97.96%
Addison and Sarova. Rare Books on March 19th: 95.05%
Sothebys. Collections - Prints, Books on April 28th: 92.86%
ALDE. An Amateur Collection - Part 1 on April 22nd: 90.69%
Alaska Auction. Books, Prints on April 23rd: 89.80%
Sothebys. Library of R & B.L. Dada-Surrealism on April 27th: 88.71%
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Two Day Fine Art Sale - Prints on April 20th: 87.50%
Doyle New York. Prints and Multiples on April 25th: 86.30%
Christies. Prints and Multiples on April 26th: 85.87%
Sothebys. Alchemy: Objects of Desire on April 21st: 83.08%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on April 26th: 82.14%
Ferraton. Modern and Contemporary Art - Prints and Photographs on April 16th: 82.02%

44 total sales reported this week:

Auctionata. Editions and Photography on April 29th: 46.61%
De Baecque and Associes. Antiquarian and Modern Books on April 27th: 43.71%
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 4/14 on April 21st: 43.10%
Auctionata. Rare and Exceptional Books on April 28th: 7.27%
Auctionata. Art of the 17th - 19th Century on April 27th: 19.77%
Auctionata. Spring Photography on April 26th: 15.63%
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Two Day Fine Art Sale - Prints on April 20th: 87.50%
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Antique, Decorative & Fine Arts - Books, Manuscripts on April 26th: 100.00%
Mid Hudson Auction Galleries. Antiques and Fine Art - Books and Prints on April 23rd: 67.57%
Peter Arnold. Rare Books, Australiana on April 19th: 70.36%
Swann Galleries. Old Master Through Modern Prints on April 28th: 71.20%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Bibliophile on April 28th: 68.06%
Bloomsbury Auctions. The Transport Sale on April 27th: 35.71%
ALDE. An Amateur Collection - Part 2 on April 23rd: 77.59%
ALDE. An Amateur Collection - Part 1 on April 22nd: 90.69%
Sothebys. Collections - Prints, Books on April 28th: 92.86%
Sothebys. Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History on April 28th: 70.31%
Sothebys. Library of R & B.L. Dada-Surrealism on April 27th: 88.71%
Christies. Prints and Multiples on April 26th: 85.87%
Bonhams. Photographs on April 26th: 57.41%
RR Auction. Space and Aviation - Internet bidstart 4/14 on April 21st: 74.11%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on April 26th: 82.14%
Doyle New York. Prints and Multiples on April 25th: 86.30%
Heritage Auctions. Illustration Art on April 26th: 97.99%
Galerie Bassenge. Modern Literature A-Z on April 23rd: 62.18%
Galerie Bassenge. Exile Collection Rudiger Harms on April 23rd: 79.62%
Galerie Bassenge. Autographs on April 22nd: 76.58%
Galerie Bassenge. Literature (17th - 19th Century) on April 22nd: 54.81%
Galerie Bassenge. Manuscripts, Incunable, Theology on April 21st: 58.29%
Galerie Bassenge. Miscellanea on April 21st: 53.13%
Galerie Bassenge. Geography on April 21st: 57.14%
Addison and Sarova. Rare Books on March 19th: 95.05%
Archives International Auctions. Spring Auction on April 13th: 40.27%
One Of Kind Collectibles. Rare Autographs, Manuscripts and Photography - Online Bidstart now on April 7th: 77.06%
Alaska Auction. Books, Prints on April 23rd: 89.80%
Alaska Auction. Books, Prints on April 22nd: 98.28%
Christies. Books and Manuscripts on April 22nd: 49.09%
Ferraton. Modern and Contemporary Art - Prints and Photographs on April 16th: 82.02%
National Book Auctions. Books, Art and Ephemera - T.R., Exploration, NYC, Maps, etc. on April 17th: 100.00%
National Book Auctions. Books on April 3rd: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 4/17 on April 24th: 97.96%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 4/17 on April 24th: 100.00%
Sothebys. Alchemy: Objects of Desire on April 21st: 83.08%
Sothebys. Arts of the Islamic World on April 20th: 72.73%

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Christies Flags I on April 26th Actual price: USD $1,685,000.
  2. Sothebys A MAGNIFICENT COLLECTION OF EARLY PANORAMAS, PHOTOBOOKS AND INDIVIDUAL PRINTS, TOTALLING OVER 1700 IMAGES; HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE: on April 28th Actual price: USD $1,408,900.
  3. Christies Myths on April 26th Actual price: USD $581,000.
  4. Sothebys GROOTEN ATLAS, OFT WERELT-BESCHRYVING IN WELCKE 'T AERDRYCK DE ZEE, EN HEMEL. on April 28th Actual price: USD $567,940.
  5. Sothebys A rare and finely decorated Qur’an leaf in eastern Kufic script on April 20th Actual price: USD $542,880.
  6. Sothebys Rasa’il Ikhwan al-Safa ('Epistles of the Brethren of Purity') Book I on the mathematical sciences on April 20th Actual price: USD $525,600.
  7. Christies Nude with Blue Hair relief print in colors, 1994 on April 26th Actual price: USD $425,000.
  8. Christies Médaille de son prix Nobel de littérature, 1947. on April 22nd Actual price: USD $408,495.
  9. Christies Buste de femme d'après Cranach le Jeune on April 26th Actual price: USD $389,000.
  10. Sothebys Zakhirah-yi Khwarazmshahi ('Treasury dedicated to the king of Khwarazmshahi') an encyclopaedia of medical science, books I (part II), II and III on April 20th Actual price: USD $335,520.
  11. Sothebys CHAMPS DÉLICIEUX. ALBUM DE PHOTOGRAPHIES. on April 27th Actual price: USD $277,020.
  12. Christies Moonwalk on April 26th Actual price: USD $269,000.
  13. Christies Details of Renaissance Paintings (Sandro Botticelli, Birth of Venus) on April 26th Actual price: USD $269,000.
  14. Sothebys Shaykh San'an and the Christian maiden on April 20th Actual price: USD $249,120.
  15. Christies Égypte, Nubie, Palestine et Syrie : dessins photographiques recueillis pendant les années 1849, 1850 et 1851, accompagnés d’un texte explicatif et précédés d’une introduction par Maxime Du Camp, chargé d’une mission archéologique en Orient par le ministèr on April 22nd Actual price: USD $232,215.
  16. Christies Andy Mouse: one plate on April 26th Actual price: USD $209,000.
  17. Christies 11 Pop Artists, Volume III the complete portfolio of eleven on April 26th Actual price: USD $185,000.
  18. Christies Le Cirque, Tériade Editeur, Paris, 1967 on April 26th Actual price: USD $185,000.
  19. Sothebys EGYPT, SINAI, AND JERUSALEM: A SERIES OF TWENTY PHOTOGRAPHIC VIEWS... WITH DESCRIPTIONS BY MRS POOLE AND REGINALD STUART POOLE. on April 28th Actual price: USD $182,500.
  20. Sothebys HORTUS ROMANUS. on April 28th Actual price: USD $173,375.
  21. Sothebys LE SURRÉALISME EN 1947. on April 27th Actual price: USD $167,580.
  22. Sothebys LA BARRE D’APPUI. on April 27th Actual price: USD $153,900.
  23. Sothebys LES JEUX DE LA POUPÉE. on April 27th Actual price: USD $153,900.
  24. Sothebys LES JEUX DE LA POUPÉE. on April 27th Actual price: USD $153,900.
  25. Christies Andy Mouse on April 26th Actual price: USD $149,000.

 

For the week ahead 21 sales are scheduled: 

Mon. May. 2nd 
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 85 lots 

Tue. May. 3rd 
Tajan. Paris. Books. 255 lots 
Morton Casa de Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Books and Old Documents. 353 lots 

Wed. May. 4th 
Lyon and Turnbull. Edinburgh. Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Photographs. 179 lots 
Old World Auctions. Glen Allen. Maps, Atlases - Internet bidstart 4/20. 800 lots 
Ader. PARIS. Judaica. 149 lots 
Auctionata. Berlin. Super Sale - Collectibles and Advertising Posters. 109 lots 
Auctionata. Berlin. Super Sale: Prints and Photography. 225 lots 

Thu. May. 5th 
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Fine Books and Manuscripts. 587 lots 
Swann Galleries. New York. Autographs. 294 lots 
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Rare Natural History and Color Plate Books. 276 lots 
Robert Siegel Galleries. New York. U.S. and Confederate States Postal History. 599 lots 

Fri. May. 6th 
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Spring Estates Auction - Books and Prints - Day 1. 11 lots 
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. Modern and Contemporary Works of Art - Prints. 33 lots 

Sat. May. 7th 
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . May Estate Auction. 32 lots 
Knotty Pine Auction Service. West Swanzey. Antique and Estate Book Sale. 299 lots 
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Spring Estates Auction - Books and Prints - Day 2. 18 lots 
Rago Arts and Auctions. Lambertville. Art Sale - Prints. 419 lots 

Sun. May. 8th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 5/1
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 5/1
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Spring Estates Auction - Books and Prints - Day 3. 42 lots 

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