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25 Auctions Archived, 35 Sales Upcoming

For the week ended Saturday, October 22nd, 25 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 9 denominated in euros, 5 in English pounds, and 11 in US dollars.  Turnover was $14,427,742 as 6,572 lots were offered and 5,027 sold for a 76% success rate.

4 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 


Sothebys
Arts of the Islamic World on October 19th: $3,892,715 
PIASA
Library of Tissot Dupont - Part 2 on October 19th: $1,826,696 
Bonhams
Prints and Multiples on October 18th: $1,510,557 
Sothebys
The Library of an English Bibliophile, Part VI on October 20th: $1,345,684 

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

OSENAT
The Empire at Fontainebleau on October 7th: 222.72% 
PIASA
Art Nouveau Posters on October 17th: 138.26% 
Swann Galleries
Early Printed, Medical, Scientific and Travel Books on October 18th: 130.72% 
Sothebys
Arts of the Islamic World on October 19th: 126.82% 
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers
Antiques and Interiors with Pictures: Prints on October 17th: 125.83% 
PIASA
Library of Tissot Dupont - Part 1 on October 18th: 112.91% 
Artcurial
Prints and Illustrated Books on October 17th: 108.59% 
PIASA
Library of Tissot Dupont - Part 2 on October 19th: 108.35% 


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

National Book Auctions
Books, Art and Ephemera - Polar, West, Americana, Sendak etc on October 8th: 100.00% 
Heritage Auctions
Comics - Internet bidstart 10/9 on October 16th: 100.00% 
Swann Galleries
Early Printed, Medical, Scientific and Travel Books on October 18th: 97.91% 
Heritage Auctions
Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 10/9 on October 16th: 97.55% 
Doyle New York
Prints and Multiples on October 18th: 89.91% 
Heritage Auctions
Manuscripts on October 20th: 85.49% 
Clars Auction Gallery
Prints on October 15th: 81.25% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys Kulliyat, signed by Na’im al-Din al-Katib,  on October 19th Actual price: USD $577,060.
  2. Sothebys UNRECORDED AUTOGRAPH SKETCH-LEAF FOR THE FIFTH PIANO CONCERTO IN E FLAT MAJOR, OP.73 ("EMPEROR"), DEDICATED TO THE ARCHDUKE RUDOLF, CONTAINING THEMES AND IDEAS FOR THE MAIN MATERIAL OF THE FIRST AND LAST MOVEMENTS on October 20th Actual price: USD $459,940.
  3. Heritage Auctions Georg Wittig Nobel Prize Medal in Chemistry Received in 1979, Together with Four Additional Medals. on October 20th Actual price: USD $274,000.
  4. Sothebys A compendium containing astrological and talismanic treatises and tracts mostly by Abu Ma’shar al-Balki (d.886 AD) and including numerous tables, signed by Mufaddal ibn Haydar and Mas’ud ibn As’ad,  on October 19th Actual price: USD $254,980.
  5. Sothebys A fine illuminated Qur'an, copied by Suleyman al-Uskudari, on October 19th Actual price: USD $240,340.
  6. PIASA Gamiani ou Une Nuit d'excès on October 19th Actual price: USD $226,698.
  7. Sothebys An illuminated muraqqa' of Ka'b ibn Zubayr's Qasida al-Burda, signed by Mustafa Izzet, on October 19th Actual price: USD $218,380.
  8. Sothebys A large illuminated firman bearing the tughra of Sultan Mehmed IV (r.1648-87) on October 19th Actual price: USD $211,060.
  9. Sothebys Abu ‘Abdallah Muhammad ibn Isma’il ibn Ibrahim al-Bukhari al-Ju’fi (d.870 AD) on October 19th Actual price: USD $196,420.
  10. Sothebys Prayers for the seven days of the week, signed by Ahmad Karahisari (d. circa 1556), on October 19th Actual price: USD $167,140.
  11. PIASA [Theuerdank]. Die Geuerlicheiten und Einsteils der Geschichten des loblichen streyt paren und hochberumbten helds und Ritters herr Tewrdannckhs on October 19th Actual price: USD $134,299.
  12. Sothebys Kitab al-taqsim wa al-tashjir, a treatise on medicine, signed by Sa’ad ibn Sa’id ibn Lutfallah ibn Sa’ad al-Katib al-Misri,  on October 19th Actual price: USD $109,800.
  13. Bonhams Reverie, from 11 Pop Artists, Vol. II on October 18th Actual price: USD $106,250.
  14. Sothebys the six books of the Mathnawi, on October 19th Actual price: USD $99,125.
  15. Sothebys LES TROIS MOUSQUETAIRES. on October 20th Actual price: USD $88,450.
  16. Swann Galleries 19 folding engraved plates. on October 18th Actual price: USD $87,500.
  17. Sothebys An illuminated Qur'an juz' (IV) on October 19th Actual price: USD $83,875.
  18. PIASA Fables choisies mises en vers par Jean de La Fontaine on October 19th Actual price: USD $82,819.
  19. Bonhams Corrida on October 18th Actual price: USD $81,250.
  20. Heritage Auctions Abraham Lincoln Carte de Visite by Mathew Brady Signed "A. Lincoln." 2.5" x 4". on October 20th Actual price: USD $81,250.
  21. Sothebys A large illuminated Qur'an, copied by Muhammad Reza ibn Muhammad Taqi al-Tabrizi, dedicated to Samsam al-Daulah Khan-e Dauran, on October 19th Actual price: USD $76,250.
  22. Sothebys Majmu'a, a scientific, astronomical and mathematical compendium of eleven works, dedicated to the Artuqid ruler Abu’l-Harith ibn Qara Arsalan ibn Artuq, on October 19th Actual price: USD $73,200.
  23. PIASA Les Français peints par eux-mêmes. Encyclopédie morale du XIXe siècle on October 18th Actual price: USD $68,926.
  24. Sothebys Guy va Chawgan (also known as Hal-nameh) on October 19th Actual price: USD $68,625.
  25. PIASA Liber chronicarum cum figuris et ymaginibus ab initio mundi on October 19th Actual price: USD $68,299.


25 total sales reported this week:

Ader.
Vinyl and Memorabilia on October 11th: 36.98%
Bloomsbury Auctions.
Fine Photographs on October 20th: 35.88%
Sothebys.
The Library of an English Bibliophile, Part VI on October 20th: 72.50%
PIASA.
Library of Tissot Dupont - Part 2 on October 19th: 76.17%
Bonhams.
The Sporting Sale on October 19th: 73.47%
Sothebys.
Arts of the Islamic World on October 19th: 66.67%
Swann Galleries.
Early Printed, Medical, Scientific and Travel Books on October 18th: 97.91%
Bonhams.
Prints and Multiples on October 18th: 79.07%
Dorotheum .
Automobilia on October 18th: 75.45%
Doyle New York.
Prints and Multiples on October 18th: 89.91%
PIASA.
Library of Tissot Dupont - Part 1 on October 18th: 76.79%
Artcurial.
Prints and Illustrated Books on October 17th: 61.70%
PIASA.
Art Nouveau Posters on October 17th: 67.31%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers.
Antiques and Interiors with Pictures: Prints on October 17th: 32.26%
Bruun Rasmussen.
Prints on October 18th: 76.47%
Clars Auction Gallery.
Prints on October 16th: 69.44%
Clars Auction Gallery.
Prints on October 15th: 81.25%
OSENAT.
Automobilia on October 15th: 59.81%
Eldreds.
The Marine Sale - Books and Prints on October 15th: 75.00%
OSENAT.
The Empire at Fontainebleau on October 7th: 75.68%
RR Auction.
Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet bidstart 9/23 on October 12th: 62.64%
National Book Auctions.
Books, Art and Ephemera - Polar, West, Americana, Sendak etc on October 8th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions.
Manuscripts on October 20th: 85.49%
Heritage Auctions.
Comics - Internet bidstart 10/9 on October 16th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions.
Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 10/9 on October 16th: 97.55% 

For the week ahead 35 sales are scheduled: 

Mon. Oct. 24th 
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 89 lots 

Tue. Oct. 25th 
Bonhams. New York. Photographs. 90 lots 
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Interiors - Prints. 24 lots 
Swann Galleries. New York. Fine and Vernacular Prints. 419 lots 
Northeast Auctions. Portsmouth. Fall Portsmouth Auction - Prints, Books. 39 lots 
Archives International Auctions. FORT LEE,. U.S. & Worldwide Scripophily, Banknotes & Security Printing Ephemera. 1013 lots 
Quagga Rare Books and Art. Stellenbosch. Photographs and Photobooks - Part 1 - Internet bidstart 10/18. 72 lots 
Morton Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Books and Manuscripts. 353 lots 

Wed. Oct. 26th 
Sothebys. London. Collections - Prints, Books. 5 lots 
Grays Auctioneers. Cleveland, . Fine Art - Prints. 37 lots 
Sothebys. New York. Selections from the Fox Pointe Manor Library. 319 lots 
Christies. New York. Old Masters - Prints. 10 lots 
Purcell Auctioneers. Birr. Books. 518 lots 

Thu. Oct. 27th 
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Books and Works on Paper. 208 lots 
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Travel, Natural History and Colour Plate Books. 190 lots 
Swann Galleries. New York. Rare and Important Travel Posters. 222 lots 
Christies. London -South Kensington. First Open | Editions. 136 lots 
Heritage Auctions. New York. Photographs. 738 lots 
Auctionata. Berlin. Post War and Contemporary Art - Prints. 55 lots 
Brunk Auctions. Asheville, NC . Prints - Online - Internet Bidstart 10/13. 59 lots 
Forum Auctions in Italy. Roma. Rare Books. 405 lots 
One Of Kind Collectibles. Coral Gables. Autographs,& Manuscripts and Sports. 367 lots 
Sothebys. New York. Prints and Multiples. 352 lots 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. The Edgar Rice Burroughs Collection of Roy and Dela White Internet Rare Books and Autographs. 505 lots 

Fri. Oct. 28th 
Eldreds. East Dennis,. The Rosenthal Collection. 13 lots 
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. East Anglian Sale - Books. 178 lots 

Sat. Oct. 29th 
Gateway Gallery Auction. Chambersburg, PA . Sports Cards and Memorabilia. 361 lots 
Aspire Auctions. Cleveland. Fine Art - Prints, Online bistart 10/21. 28 lots 
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Fine and Decorative Arts - Prints. 19 lots 
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. The Magic Collection of David Baldwin. 144 lots 

Sun. Oct. 30th 
Skinner. Boston. Fine Books and Manuscripts. 544 lots 
Alexander Historical Auctions. Chesapeake City. Fall Autograph Auction 2016
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 10/23
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 10/23

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