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Sixteen Auctions Archived, 26 Sales Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday, February 11th, 16 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database, 1 in Danish krona, 4 in euros, 1 in British pounds, and 10 in US dollars.  Turnover was $3,641,289 as 5,068 lots were offered and 3,981 sold for a 79% success rate.  The evidence is circumstantial but encouraging.

1 auction saw its total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

SothebysBooks and Manuscripts on February 8th: $1,839,598 

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

Dominic Winter Book AuctionsUnreserved Book Stock Sale on February 8th: 200.94% 
FerratonAntiquarian and Modern Books, Engravings and Autographs on February 3rd: 159.02% 
Case Antiques, Inc.Winter Art and Antiques - Prints, Manuscripts, Books on January 21st: 119.44% 
Binoche et GiquelloAutographs and Manuscripts on February 8th: 118.44% 
SothebysBooks and Manuscripts on February 8th: 102.72% 


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

Dominic Winter Book AuctionsUnreserved Book Stock Sale on February 8th: 100.00% 
Grogan and CompanyThe February Auction - Fine Art: Prints on February 5th: 100.00% 
National Book AuctionsBooks, Art and Ephemera - 1601, Fancy Leather, Breathed, etc on February 4th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 1/29 on February 5th: 99.36% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 1/29 on February 5th: 97.14% 
Potter and Potter AuctionsThe Golden Age of Magic Posters on February 4th: 94.22% 
Binoche et GiquelloAutographs and Manuscripts on February 8th: 90.95% 
Case Antiques, Inc.Winter Art and Antiques - Prints, Manuscripts, Books on January 21st: 89.51% 
Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersExposition Auction - Books and Prints on February 3rd: 86.96% 
FerratonAntiquarian and Modern Books, Engravings and Autographs on February 3rd: 86.49% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on February 7th: 82.43% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys LA RIVIERE DE CASSIS. POÈME AUTOGRAPHE. on February 8th Actual price: USD $303,345.
  2. Sothebys PLAISIRS DU JEUNE ÂGE. 7 DESSINS MANUSCRITS AUTOGRAPHES. on February 8th Actual price: USD $127,063.
  3. Potter and Potter Auctions Houdini Presents His Own Original Invention. The Greatest Sensational Mystery Ever Attempted in This or any Other Age!!! on February 4th Actual price: USD $114,000.
  4. Sothebys DE FORMATO FOETU. – DE VENARUM OSTIOLIS. – DE LOCUTIONE ET EJUS INSTRUMENTIS LIBER. — DE BRUTORUM LOQUELA. on February 8th Actual price: USD $82,925.
  5. Sothebys BÜCHER UND SCHRIFFTEN. [EN TÊTE DU PREMIER VOLUME :] CHIRURGISCHE BÜCHER UND SCHRIFFTEN. on February 8th Actual price: USD $58,850.
  6. Sothebys LA NOUVELLE CHUTE DE L’AMÉRIQUE. on February 8th Actual price: USD $56,175.
  7. Sothebys LETTRE AUTOGRAPHE SIGNÉE À LOU [CONTENANT 2 POÈMES SOUS FORME DE FABLES :] "LES FLEURS RARES" ET "LE TOUTOU ET LE GUI". on February 8th Actual price: USD $54,838.
  8. Sothebys MON CHER FRECHTMAN... TRÈS IMPORTANT ENSEMBLE DE LETTRE À SON TRADUCTEUR, AGENT LITTÉRAIRE ET CONFIDENT BERNARD FRECHTMAN. on February 8th Actual price: USD $45,475.
  9. Sothebys [REÇU DU HARAR ADRESSÉ À ARMAND SAVOURÉ, POUR LE COMPTE DU ROI MÉNÉLIK II]. on February 8th Actual price: USD $38,788.
  10. Sothebys QUATUOR HIS SUARU[M] INSTITUTIONUM GEOMETRICARUM LIBRIS. on February 8th Actual price: USD $37,450.
  11. Sothebys LES CARACTÈRES DE THÉOPHRASTE. on February 8th Actual price: USD $34,775.
  12. Sothebys IMPORTANTE CORRESPONDANCE REÇUE PAR PIET DE GROOF, ALIAS WALTER KORUN, DIRECTEUR DE LA GALERIE TAPTOE. on February 8th Actual price: USD $32,100.
  13. Sothebys DIE HETÄRENGESPRÄCHE DES LUKIAN. on February 8th Actual price: USD $32,100.
  14. Sothebys ODE À MA MÈRE. on February 8th Actual price: USD $32,100.
  15. Sothebys NEDERLANDISCHE VOGELEN. on February 8th Actual price: USD $32,100.
  16. Sothebys POMME ENDORMIE. on February 8th Actual price: USD $29,425.
  17. Sothebys POUR UN FUNAMBULE.  MANUSCRIT ET TAPUSCRIT INCONNUS.  on February 8th Actual price: USD $29,425.
  18. Sothebys VERZAMELING VAN UITLANDSCHE EN ZELDZAAME VOGELEN.  on February 8th Actual price: USD $29,425.
  19. Sothebys RARE CORRESPONDANCE À SES CRÉANCIERS DURAND ET DESVIGNES, 13 OCTOBRE 1819-24 MARS 1830. [AVEC :] 50 PIÈCES MANUSCRITES RELATIVE À NICÉPHORE NIÉPCE. on February 8th Actual price: USD $26,750.
  20. Sothebys ARS DE STATICA MEDICINA APHORISMORUM. on February 8th Actual price: USD $26,750.
  21. Sothebys [COUTUMIER DE NORMANDIE. on February 8th Actual price: USD $24,075.
  22. Potter and Potter Auctions Kellar?s Startling Wonder. The Cassadaga Propaganda. on February 4th Actual price: USD $24,000.
  23. Potter and Potter Auctions Houdini. King of Cards. on February 4th Actual price: USD $24,000.
  24. Sothebys CORRESPONDANCE À PIET DE GROOF, ALIAS WALTER KORUN. on February 8th Actual price: USD $22,738.
  25. Sothebys PHYSIOCRATIE, OU CONSTITUTION NATURELLE DU GOUVERNEMENT LE PLUS AVANTAGEUX AU GENRE HUMAIN. on February 8th Actual price: USD $22,738.



16 total sales reported this week:

Case Antiques, Inc.. Winter Art and Antiques - Prints, Manuscripts, Books on January 21st: 89.51%
Binoche et Giquello. Autographs and Manuscripts on February 8th: 90.95%
Potter and Potter Auctions. The Golden Age of Magic Posters on February 4th: 94.22%
Ferraton. Antiquarian and Modern Books, Engravings and Autographs on February 3rd: 86.49%
National Book Auctions. Books, Art and Ephemera - 1601, Fancy Leather, Breathed, etc on February 4th: 100.00%
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 11/19 on November 24th: 37.47%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Unreserved Book Stock Sale on February 8th: 100.00%
Sothebys. Books and Manuscripts on February 8th: 74.32%
Grogan and Company. The February Auction - Fine Art: Prints on February 5th: 100.00%
Rossini. Engravings, etc. on December 15th: 70.00%
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 1/6 on January 26th: 36.21%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on February 7th: 82.43%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Exposition Auction - Books and Prints on February 3rd: 86.96%
Winner's Auctions and Exhibitions. Holy books, letters from Rabbis and Rebbes, Judaica, Posters & Periodicals, Postcards, Maps, Zionism on January 31st: 46.44%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 1/29 on February 5th: 99.36%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 1/29 on February 5th: 97.14%


For the week ahead 26 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Feb. 13th
Winter Associates. Plainville, CT . February Auction - Continental. 36 lots
Il Ponte. Milan. Home Decor Modern Art, Modernism, Books - Session 9 and 10: Interior Design and Books. 264 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 95 lots

Tue. Feb. 14th
Swann Galleries. New York. Icons & Images: Photographs & Photobooks. 322 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Discover Nature. 54 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Portraits - People as Seen by Artists. 53 lots
Il Ponte. Milan. Home Decor Modern Art, Modernism, Books - Session 11 and 12: Interior Design - Prints. 35 lots

Wed. Feb. 15th
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Remaining books from the Library of Franklin Brooke-Hitching. 96 lots
Il Ponte. Milan. Home Decor Modern Art, Modernism, Books - Session 13 and 14: Interior Design - Prints. 19 lots

Thu. Feb. 16th
Auctionata. Berlin. From Chagall to Hockney: Prints and Editions. 84 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. The Spectrum of Artistic Expression. 21 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. The Spectrum of Artistic Expression: Art of the 20th & 21st Century. 66 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Marvels of Modern Music - Internet bidstart 2/9. 503 lots
Il Ponte. Milan. Home Decor Modern Art, Modernism, Books - Session 15 and 16: Interior Design - Prints. 23 lots

Fri. Feb. 17th
Copley Fine Art Auctions. Boston. Winter Sale. 100 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Winter Market Auction - Prints and Books. 96 lots
Freemans. Philadelphia. Books, Maps and Manuscripts. 384 lots
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. 75172 Pforzheim. Books, Graphics modern and ancient Arts, Antiques. 6025 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Manuscripts and Autographs. 249 lots

Sat. Feb. 18th
Aspire Auctions. Cleveland. Prints - Internet bidstart 2/10. 63 lots
Nosbüsch & Stucke. Berlin. Rare Books and Prints. 1133 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Scott W. Dawson Weekly Internet Auction - Books. 239 lots
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints. 124 lots

Sun. Feb. 19th
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Antiques, Asian and Fine Arts: Prints. 63 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 2/12.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 2/12.

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>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
  • <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><center>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Rare & Remarkable Autographs<br>and Manuscripts<br>Now until October 21, 2020</b>
    <b>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Now thru Oct. 21:</b> Most Remarkable Autograph Album Ever Offered: Wilde Poem, Melville Quotes Shakespeare, 8 presidents, Mary Lincoln & 400 More. $30,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Now thru Oct. 21:</b> Unique Napoleon Autograph Manuscript Detailing his Military Campaign in Italy, plus Doodles. $18,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Now thru Oct. 21:</b> Remarkable Pasteur Manuscript on Rabies Research 8 Months before 1st Successful Human Vaccination. $12,500 to $15,000.
    <b><center>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Rare & Remarkable Autographs<br>and Manuscripts<br>Now until October 21, 2020</b>
    <b>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Now thru Oct. 21:</b> Freud 1933 ALS Supporting First Lay Analyst Theodor Reik with Reik’s Handwritten Definition of Psychology. $15,000 to $16,000.
    <b>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Now thru Oct. 21:</b> Begin & Sadat Unique Signed Photo from Camp David Summit. $2,000 to $2,500.
    <b>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Now thru Oct. 21:</b> Rare Scriabin ALS Written the Year He Completed “The Poem of Ecstasy.” $4,000 to $5,000.
    <b><center>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Rare & Remarkable Autographs<br>and Manuscripts<br>Now until October 21, 2020</b>
    <b>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Now thru Oct. 21:</b> Columbus’ Patron Pays for a Gift to a Lady in Waiting. $2,000 to $2,500.
    <b>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Now thru Oct. 21:</b> Rare Signed Photo of Nansen, Nobel Prize Winner & Norway’s First Great Arctic Explorer. $1,000 to $1,200.
    <b>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Now thru Oct. 21:</b> Stravinsky Pens 5 Bars from "Petrouschka.” $1,200 to $1,500.
    <b>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Now thru Oct. 21:</b> Zapata Letter Written 4 Days Following Collapse of Negotiations between Villa and Carranza. $2,000 to $2,200.