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Twenty-eight Auctions Archived, 30 Sales Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday, April 22, 2017, 28 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 2 in Australian dollars, 2 in Danish krona, 2 in euros, 2 in British pounds, and 20 in US dollars.  Turnover was $11,438,897 as 7,279 lots were offered and 5,536 sold for a 76% success rate.  It was a solid week.

 

3 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

ChristiesPrints on April 20th: $5,415,375 
BonhamsPrints and Multiples on April 18th: $1,341,221 
Swann GalleriesImages and Objects: Photographs and Photobooks on April 20th: $1,223,927 

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

Potter and Potter AuctionsSpring Magic Auction on April 8th: 126.28% 
PIASAEditions : prints, illustrated books, multiples on April 20th: 117.78% 
ALDEModern Illustrated Books and Original Bindings on April 12th: 111.79% 


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

Leland Little AuctionsHoliday Weekend Gallery Auction on April 15th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 4/9 on April 16th: 99.85% 
National Book AuctionsBooks on April 8th: 99.50% 
Potter and Potter AuctionsSpring Magic Auction on April 8th: 96.11% 
Aspire AuctionsFine Art - Prints -Internet bidstart: 3/31 on April 8th: 95.74% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 4/9 on April 16th: 93.49% 
ChristiesPrints on April 20th: 88.89% 
Northeast AuctionsSpring Auction on April 2nd: 88.68% 
ALDEModern Illustrated Books and Original Bindings on April 12th: 83.27% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Christies Myths on April 20th Actual price: USD $583,500.
  2. Christies Cowboys and Indians on April 20th Actual price: USD $379,500.
  3. Christies Le Repas Frugal on April 20th Actual price: USD $199,500.
  4. Christies Longus, Daphnis et Chloé, Tériade Editeur, Paris, 1961 on April 20th Actual price: USD $168,750.
  5. Christies Paramount, from Ads on April 20th Actual price: USD $125,000.
  6. Christies Mickey Mouse, from Myths on April 20th Actual price: USD $125,000.
  7. Christies Portrait de Jacqueline on April 20th Actual price: USD $125,000.
  8. Michael Treloar The Elder Scientific Exploration Expedition, 1891-2. on April 6th Actual price: USD $115,140.
  9. Christies Accident on April 20th Actual price: USD $93,750.
  10. Christies Alexander the Great: one plate on April 20th Actual price: USD $87,500.
  11. Bonhams Truck on April 18th Actual price: USD $87,500.
  12. Christies Rebel Without a Cause (James Dean), from Ads on April 20th Actual price: USD $81,250.
  13. Christies Self-Portrait on April 20th Actual price: USD $75,000.
  14. Christies Crying Girl on April 20th Actual price: USD $75,000.
  15. Christies Lithographic Water Made of Lines, Crayon, and Two Blue Washes on April 20th Actual price: USD $75,000.
  16. Christies Bighorn Ram, from Endangered Species on April 20th Actual price: USD $72,500.
  17. Bonhams Touched Red on April 18th Actual price: USD $72,500.
  18. Potter and Potter Auctions Bess Houdini's Diamond and Gemstone Brooch on April 8th Actual price: USD $72,000.
  19. Christies Giant Panda, from Endangered Species on April 20th Actual price: USD $68,750.
  20. Christies Mick Jagger: one plate on April 20th Actual price: USD $68,750.
  21. Christies Roman Notes VI, from Roman Notes on April 20th Actual price: USD $68,750.
  22. PIASA Serpent noir on April 20th Actual price: USD $63,986.
  23. Christies Alexander the Great: one plate on April 20th Actual price: USD $62,500.
  24. Christies Details of Renaissance Paintings (Sandro Botticelli, Birth of Venus, 1482): one plate on April 20th Actual price: USD $62,500.
  25. Bonhams Grand Masque on April 18th Actual price: USD $62,500.



28 total sales reported this week:

PBA Galleries. Americana - Travel & Exploration - World History - Cartography on April 20th: 69.38%
PIASA. Editions : prints, illustrated books, multiples on April 20th: 77.29%
Swann Galleries. Images and Objects: Photographs and Photobooks on April 20th: 71.18%
Christies. Prints on April 20th: 88.89%
Tooveys. Prints and Maps on April 19th: 77.08%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Antiques and Interiors - Books and Pictures on April 18th: 48.15%
Bonhams. Prints and Multiples on April 18th: 79.18%
One Of Kind Collectibles. Autographs, Manuscripts and Sports on April 13th: 75.21%
Leland Little Auctions. Holiday Weekend Gallery Auction on April 15th: 100.00%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on April 18th: 74.44%
RR Auction. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet bidstart 3/17 on April 12th: 71.90%
Grays Auctioneers. Fine Art - Prints on April 12th: 64.86%
ALDE. Modern Illustrated Books and Original Bindings on April 12th: 83.27%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on April 11th: 78.26%
Potomack Company. Live Auction - Books, Prints on April 8th: 74.29%
Potomack Company. Online Auction - Books, Prints on April 11th: 54.29%
Michaans Auctions. April Estate Auction on April 8th: 66.67%
The Written Word Autographs. Autographs - Session 2 on April 9th: 41.74%
The Written Word Autographs. Autographs - Session 1 on April 8th: 41.88%
Potter and Potter Auctions. Spring Magic Auction on April 8th: 96.11%
National Book Auctions. Books on April 8th: 99.50%
Aspire Auctions. Fine Art - Prints -Internet bidstart: 3/31 on April 8th: 95.74%
Northeast Auctions. Spring Auction on April 2nd: 88.68%
Cowans Auctions. American History - Online bidstart 3/23 on April 3rd: 79.44%
Michael Treloar. Voyages and exploration, rare medical books, art, photographs, literature, maps, prints and Australi on April 6th: 56.14%
Michael Treloar. Voyages and exploration, rare medical books, art, photographs, literature, maps, prints and Australi on April 5th: 71.49%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 4/9 on April 16th: 93.49%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 4/9 on April 16th: 99.85%

 


For the week ahead 30 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Apr. 24th
Tooveys. West Sussex. Antiquarian and Collectors Books. 285 lots
Sothebys. New York. The Maurice Neville Collection of Modern Literature (Part III). 102 lots
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Chadds Ford, PA . April Premier Auction. 18 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 73 lots

Tue. Apr. 25th
Bonhams. New York. Photographs. 111 lots
Tajan. Paris. Prints. 331 lots
Freemans. Philadelphia. Asian Art - Books and Prints. 20 lots

Wed. Apr. 26th
Doyle New York. New York. Rare Books, Autographs and Photographs. 432 lots
Christies. London - King Street. THE GIANCARLO BELTRAME LIBRARY OF SCIENTIFIC BOOKS, PART III. 416 lots
Pierre Berge and Associes. Paris. JEAN A. BONNA LIBRARY - SELECTED BOOKS AND MANUSCRIPTS FROM THE 15TH TO THE 20TH CENTURY. 307 lots
Old World Auctions. Glen Allen. Antique Maps, Globes, Charts, Atlases & Vintage Graphics - online bidstart 4/12. 809 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. The Transport Sale. 19 lots
Freemans. Philadelphia. American Folk and Decorative Art - Prints. 5 lots
Ader. PARIS. Letters and Autograph Manuscripts. 306 lots

Thu. Apr. 27th
Swann Galleries. New York. Printed & Manuscript Americana. 372 lots
Sothebys. New York. Prints and Multiples. 294 lots
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. Eric Gruaz Library: Alchemy - Magic - Witchcraft - Occultism - Religion (Auction in association with. 222 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. The Library of the Late Hubert Dingwall. 223 lots
Ader. PARIS. Letters and Autograph Manuscripts. 295 lots
Waverly Auctions. Falls Church. Books. 74 lots

Fri. Apr. 28th
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. Eric Gruaz Library: Alchemy - Magic - Witchcraft - Occultism - Religion (Auction in association with. 228 lots
Romantic Agony Book and Print Auctions. Brussels. Books and Prints. 723 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Dynamite, Guns and Gold - Day 1 - Books, mining ephemera, manuscripts. 201 lots
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Sporting and Taxidermy - Prints and Books. 48 lots

Sat. Apr. 29th
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books.
Romantic Agony Book and Print Auctions. Brussels. Books and Prints. 685 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Dynamite, Guns, and Gold(Session 2, Minerals, Gold, Numismatics, Firearms, ). 19 lots

Sun. Apr. 30th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 4/23.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 4/23.
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Dynamite, Guns, and Gold (Session 3, Western Americana, Cowboy, Indian). 268 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