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  • <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>and Works on Paper<br>28 January 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Schedel (Hartmann). <i>Liber Chronicarum,</i> first edition, Nuremberg, Anton Koberger for Sebald Schreyer and Sebastian Kammermeister, 1493. £30,000 to £50,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> [Greek Orthodox Church].- <i>Menaion,</i> manuscript in Greek, on paper, in Greek letters, [Eastern Mediterranean], [c. 1400]. £5,000 to £7,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> American Revolution.- Loyalist's cow powder horn, engraved with the cypher "GR" for George III surmounted by a crown, an inscription, and on reverse an engraving of the "North River" [Hudson River], 1777. £5,000 to £7,000.
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>and Works on Paper<br>28 January 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Illuminated prayer book.- <i>Maria Carcer y Trigueros... Santa Misa y Oraciones,</i> illuminated manuscript in Spanish, on paper, [c. 1850]. £5,000 to £7,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Hardy (Thomas). <i>The Mayor of Casterbridge,</i> 2 vol., first edition in book form, original cloth, 1886. £2,000 to £3,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> [Austen (Jane)]. <i>Emma: A Novel,</i> first edition, Printed for John Murray, 1816. £7,000 to £10,000.
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>and Works on Paper<br>28 January 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Brontë (Charlotte). <i>Jane Eyre. An Autobiography,</i> 3 vol., first edition, Smith, Elder and Co., 1847. £10,000 to £15,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Cruikshank (George). <i>The Road to the Derby,</i> one of two proof copies, Raphael Tuck & Sons, 1882. £600 to £800.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Meunier (Charles, binder).- Gruel (Leon). <i>Manuel Historique et Bibliographique de l'Amateur de Reliures,</i> 2 vol., Paris, 1887.-1905. £3,000 to £4,000.
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>and Works on Paper<br>28 January 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Burne-Jones (Sir Edward). <i>The Work of Edward Burne-Jones,</i> edited by Philip Burne-Jones, one of 200 copies, [c.1900]. £4,000 to £6,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Nazraeli Press.- <i>Six by Six,</i> 36 vol. [a complete set], one of 100 sets, each with signed photograph, Portland, Or., 2010-16. £10,000 to £15,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Australasia.- Péron (Francois) and Freycinet. <i>Voyage de Découvertes aux Terres Australes,</i> 5 vol. including Atlas, second edition, Paris, 1824. £6,000 to £8,000.

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32 Auctions Archived, 28 Sales Upcoming This Week

For the week ending Saturday, March 25, 2017, 32 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database: 3 in Danish krona, 10 in euros, 4 in British pounds, and 15 in US dollars. Turnover was $10,423,910 as 10,474 lots were offered and 8,359 sold. The sell-through rate was 79.8%, the average sale price $1,247. Those were robust numbers for both sales rate and average price.


3 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars:

JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung. Autographs (letters, manuscripts, documents, photographs): Music, History on March 15th: $1,500,211
PBA Galleries. Fine Literature on March 23rd: $1,275,080
Heritage Auctions. Entertainment on March 18th: $1,069,493

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

PBA Galleries. Fine Literature on March 23rd: 396.48%
Sothebys. Saturdays at Sotheby's: Asian Art - Prints, Books on March 18th: 237.96%
Ferraton. Photographs, Prints on March 18th: 157.72%
JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung. Autographs (letters, manuscripts, documents, photographs): Music, History on March 15th: 138.51%
JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung. Autographs (letters, manuscripts, documents, photographs): Music, History - Day 1Autographs (letters on March 14th: 134.68%
Henri Godts Books and Prints Auctions. Antiquarian and Modern Books on March 21st: 132.59%
Audap and Mirabaud. Ancient and Modern Book - Atlas - Maps - Maps & Views on March 15th: 118.05%
Marc van de Wiele Auctions. Books on March 11th: 112.00%
Ader. Judaica on March 22nd: 102.88%


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

Cowans Auctions. Cleveland Springs Live Auction - Prints on March 17th: 100.00%
National Book Auctions. Books, Art and Ephemera - Civil War, Life, Emblems, Derriere on March 18th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 3/12 on March 19th: 99.58%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 3/12 on March 19th: 96.42%
Ferraton. Photographs, Prints on March 18th: 95.25%
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Rare and Used Books on March 10th: 88.42%
Bruun Rasmussen. Old Master Prints on March 20th: 87.50%
Heritage Auctions. Texana and Western Americana on March 24th: 86.78%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Modern Literature on March 23rd: 85.44%
Bruun Rasmussen. Modern and Contemporary Prints on March 21st: 83.10%
Bloomsbury Auctions. 20th Century Books and Works on Paper on March 23rd: 82.18%
Henri Godts Books and Prints Auctions. Antiquarian and Modern Books on March 21st: 82.11%
JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung. Autographs (letters, manuscripts, documents, photographs): Music, History - Day 1Autographs (letters on March 14th: 81.84%
Bruun Rasmussen. Books on March 21st: 81.36%
Swann Galleries. Illustration Art on March 21st: 80.58%
JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung. Autographs (letters, manuscripts, documents, photographs): Music, History on March 15th: 80.00%
Sothebys. Saturdays at Sotheby's: Asian Art - Prints, Books on March 18th: 80.00%

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. PBA Galleries Dusk of Dawn: An Essay Toward an Autobiography of a Race Concept on March 23rd Actual price: USD $720,161.
  2. PBA Galleries A Season in Hell on March 23rd Actual price: USD $420,321.
  3. JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung MOZART, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791. Eigenh. Musikmanuskript. Sommer 1776. on March 15th Actual price: USD $369,576.
  4. Heritage Auctions William Barret Travis Autograph Document Signed, with Second Document Signed by John N. Seguin and Antonio Menchaca. on March 24th Actual price: USD $137,500.
  5. JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung CHOPIN, Fryderyk, 1810-1849. Eigenh. Musikmanuskript mit Widmung, Namenszug und Datierung am Schluss. on March 15th Actual price: USD $95,580.
  6. JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung BEETHOVEN, Ludwig van, 1770-1827. E. Br. m. U. Beethoven?. on March 15th Actual price: USD $95,580.
  7. JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung SCHUMANN, Robert, 1810-1856. Eigenh. Musikmanuskript. on March 15th Actual price: USD $82,836.
  8. JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung BEETHOVEN, Ludwig van, 1770-1827. E. Schriftstück m. U. on March 15th Actual price: USD $76,464.
  9. JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung MOZART, Maria Anna (Nannerl), verehel. Freifrau von Berchtold zu Sonnenburg, die Schwester des Komponisten, 1751-1829. E. Br. m. U. M:A: Reichsfreyin von Berchtold zu Sonnenburg?. on March 15th Actual price: USD $63,720.
  10. Kestenbaum and Company Mivchar HaPeninim [“Choice Pearls”: Anthology of Sayings]. Translated from the Arabic by Judah ibn Tibbon. on March 16th Actual price: USD $61,500.
  11. Forum Auctions Pulp Fiction on March 21st Actual price: USD $56,250.
  12. Kestenbaum and Company An extraordinary world-wide study on anti-Semitism, created by the Holocaust survivor and prominent Argentinean reparation lawyer, José Moskovits (1926-2014). on March 16th Actual price: USD $55,350.
  13. Heritage Auctions A Steve McQueen Owned Script from "Le Mans." on March 18th Actual price: USD $55,000.
  14. Heritage Auctions A Steve McQueen Owned Script from "Bullitt." on March 18th Actual price: USD $55,000.
  15. JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung FEININGER, Lyonel, 1871-1956. 5 Autographen: 1 e. Br. m. U., 3 Br. m. U. 1 Unterschrift maschinenschriftlich und 1 Br. m. U. seiner Frau Julia F on March 14th Actual price: USD $50,976.
  16. Heritage Auctions A Steve McQueen Owned Script from "The Great Escape." on March 18th Actual price: USD $50,000.
  17. Kestenbaum and Company Seder Tefilloth MiKol HaShanah KeMinhag Kehiloth Ashkenazim [Order of Prayers for the Entire Year]. on March 16th Actual price: USD $49,200.
  18. Forum Auctions Stop and Search on March 21st Actual price: USD $48,438.
  19. JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung GOETHEKREIS. ? STEIN, Charlotte von, geb. von Schardt, Hofdame der Herzogin Anna Amalia; Goethes geliebte Freundin, 1742-1827. Manuskript von der Hand der Weimarer Hofdame Luise von G ö c h h a u s e n , mit eigenh. Zusätzen. on March 14th Actual price: USD $43,330.
  20. JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung BRAHMS, Johannes, 1833-1897. Eigenh. Musikmanuskript. on March 15th Actual price: USD $42,055.
  21. Swann Galleries Le Roi Babar. on March 21st Actual price: USD $40,000.
  22. Ader The Vanished World Portfolio (Twelve Photographs), 1936-38. on March 22nd Actual price: USD $38,209.
  23. Forum Auctions HMV on March 21st Actual price: USD $37,500.
  24. JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung HAYDN, Joseph, 1732-1809. E. Br. m. U. on March 15th Actual price: USD $35,683.
  25. Heritage Auctions A. R. Roessler's Latest Map of the State of Texas on March 24th Actual price: USD $35,000.


32 total sales reported this week:

Heritage Auctions. Texana and Western Americana on March 24th: 86.78%
PBA Galleries. Fine Literature on March 23rd: 75.17%
Ferraton. Photographs, Prints on March 18th: 95.25%
National Book Auctions. Books, Art and Ephemera - Civil War, Life, Emblems, Derriere on March 18th: 100.00%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Modern Literature on March 23rd: 85.44%
Bloomsbury Auctions. 20th Century Books and Works on Paper on March 23rd: 82.18%
Swann Galleries. Illustration Art on March 21st: 80.58%
Dorotheum . Modern and Contemporary Prints on March 23rd: 53.85%
Ader. Judaica on March 22nd: 68.75%
Bonhams. Prints and Multiples on March 22nd: 72.44%
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Rare and Used Books on March 10th: 88.42%
Pierre Berge and Associes. Ancient and Modern Books on March 22nd: 47.01%
Forum Auctions. Editions and Works on Paper on March 21st: 75.85%
Henri Godts Books and Prints Auctions. Antiquarian and Modern Books on March 21st: 82.11%
Bruun Rasmussen. Books on March 21st: 81.36%
Bruun Rasmussen. Modern and Contemporary Prints on March 21st: 83.10%
Bruun Rasmussen. Old Master Prints on March 20th: 87.50%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 3/12 on March 19th: 99.58%
Audap and Mirabaud. Ancient and Modern Book - Atlas - Maps - Maps & Views on March 15th: 76.95%
Marc van de Wiele Auctions. Books on March 11th: 78.52%
Sothebys. Saturdays at Sotheby's: Asian Art - Prints, Books on March 18th: 80.00%
Clars Auction Gallery. Antiques, Asian and Fine Arts: Prints on March 19th: 78.69%
Clars Auction Gallery. Fine Art - Prints and Photography on March 18th: 73.68%
Rago Arts and Auctions. Great Estates Auction - Books and Prints on March 18th: 57.58%
Vermot de Pas. Comics and Original Plates on March 18th: 71.56%
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 3/2 on March 9th: 41.80%
Cowans Auctions. Cleveland Springs Live Auction - Prints on March 17th: 100.00%
JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung. Autographs (letters, manuscripts, documents, photographs): Music, History on March 15th: 80.00%
JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung. Autographs (letters, manuscripts, documents, photographs): Music, History - Day 1Autographs (letters on March 14th: 81.84%
Kestenbaum and Company. Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts, Holy Land Maps and Art on March 16th: 58.58%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 3/12 on March 19th: 96.42%
Heritage Auctions. Entertainment on March 18th: 75.00%

 


For the week ahead 28 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Mar. 27th
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Chadds Ford, PA . Multi-Estate Sale - Books and Prints. 33 lots
Winter Associates. Plainville, CT . Americana - Books and Prints. 34 lots
Winner's Auctions and Exhibitions. Jerusalem. Holy books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical & Admors letters, Americana & Judiaca. 422 lots
Bonhams. New York. TCM Presents... Rock and Roll Through the Lens. 104 lots
Australian Book Auctions. Armadale, . Books, Ephemera, Manuscripts, and Artworks.. 302 lots
Gibson Auction Inc.. Orange County. Online Sale: Books, Prints, Photographs. 12 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 102 lots

Tue. Mar. 28th
Sothebys. London. Two Great Scottish Collections: Property from the Forbeses of Pitsligo and the Marquesses of Lothian. 60 lots
Jacksons Auction. Cedar Falls, Iowa . Americana Art, Antiques and Collectibles. 58 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Fine Clocks, Barometers & Scientific Instruments. 50 lots

Wed. Mar. 29th
Christies. London - King Street. Prints and Multiples. 288 lots
Dorotheum . Vienna. Globes. 17 lots
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Hudson. The Golf Sale - prints. 74 lots
Bonhams. London. The Contents of Glyn Cywarch. 213 lots
Morton Subastas. México DF CP 11000. American and French Interventions in Mexico. 325 lots

Thu. Mar. 30th
Forum Auctions. London. Fine Books and Works on Paper. 460 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Printed and Manuscript African Americana. 532 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Books and Works on Paper & Early Prints. 280 lots
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. McRorie Auction - Prints, Books. 32 lots

Fri. Mar. 31st
Heritage Auctions. Beverly Hills. Knott's Berry Farm Signature Auction. 227 lots
Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH. Berlin-Schoneberg. Rare Books, Art and Antiques. 427 lots
Sothebys. New York. Prints and Multiples Online - bistart 3/17. 52 lots
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Old Master Prints. 70 lots

Sat. Apr. 1st
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Old Master Prints. 49 lots
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Books. 331 lots

Sun. Apr. 2nd
Northeast Auctions. Portsmouth. Spring Auction. 53 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 3/26.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 3/26.

Twenty-eight more sales are scheduled for this coming week, and history tells us the number will only build through the next two months.

Mike Stillman

RBH and AE

  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Joseph F. Kernan, <i>College Football,</i> oil on canvas, <i>The Saturday Evening Post</i> cover, 1932. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Joseph C. Leyendecker, <i>Golfer Lighting a Cigarette,</i> oil on canvas, c.1920. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Howard Chandler Christy, <i>In the Field,</i> charcoal & watercolor, published in <i>Scribner’s,</i> 1902. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> N.C. Wyeth, <i>Standish Reading,</i> pen & ink, for <i>The Courtship of Miles Standish,</i> 1920. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Johnanna Stewart Mapes, <i>A Fairy Book,</i> conté crayon, for <i>St. Nicholas Magazine,</i> 1907. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Arnold Lobel, pen & ink, for <i>The Frog & Toad Coloring Book,</i> 1981. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Antonio Lopez, <i>Today’s Fashions,</i> study for <i>The New York Times,</i> 1981. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Charles Schulz, <i>“I’ll have to go back to the house…I forgot my rubbers…”</i> pen & ink, original 4-panel <i>Peanuts comic,</i> 1960. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Constantin Alajalov, <i>Family Tree,</i> watercolor and gouache, cover for <i>The New Yorker,</i> 1938. Estimate $3,000 to $4,000.
  • <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>January Auction<br>January 23, 2021</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> AUDUBON, John James. <i>Carolina Parrot, Plate 26.</i> London: Robert Havell, 1827-1838. $125,000 to $175,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> AUDUBON, John James. <i>Fish Hawk or Osprey, Plate 81.</i> London: Robert Havell, 1827-1838. $145,000 to $175,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> AUDUBON, John James. <i>Brown Pelican, Plate 421.</i> London: Robert Havell, 1827-1838. $75,000 to $100,000.
    <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>January Auction<br>January 23, 2021</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> DE BRY, Johann Theodore, attributed to. Pair of Watercolor studies of Tulips. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> FUERTES, Louis Agassiz. <i>Alaskan Brown Bear.</i> Watercolor and gouache on board. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> HILL, Thomas. <i>Big Trees.</i> Oil on canvas. c. 1903. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>January Auction<br>January 23, 2021</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> GOULD, John. <i>A Monograph of the Macropodidae or Family of Kangaroos.</i> London: by the author, August 1st 1841-May 1st 1842. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> GOULD, John. <i>A Monograph of the Odontophorinae, or Partridges of America.</i> London: Richard and John E. Taylor for the Author, [1844]-1850. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> JANSSONIUS, Joannes. <i>Atlantis majoris quinta pars, orbem maritimum seu omnium marium…</i> Amsterdam: Joannes Janssonius, 1652. $50,000 to $80,000.
    <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>January Auction<br>January 23, 2021</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> DONCKER, Hendrik. <i>De Zee-Atlas ofte Water-Waereld, vertoonende alle de Zee-Kusten van het bekende deel des Aerd-Bodems.</i> Amsterdam: Henrick Doncker, [1658-1665]. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> BURR, David. <i>Map of the City and County of New York with the Adjacent Country.</i> Engraved map with original hand color. Ithaca, NY: Stone & Clark, 1839. $9,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> CURRIER, Nathaniel and IVES, James Merritt. <i>The City of New York.</i> Lithograph with original hand color. New York: Currier & Ives, 1884. $15,000 to $20,000.