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Twenty-seven Auctions Archived, 36 new Sales this Week

For the week ended Saturday 23 September 2017 27 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 8 denominated in euros, 4 in British pounds, and 15 in US dollars.  Turnover was $16,023,540 as 6,898 lots were offered and 5,435 sold for a 79% success rare.  The average lot brought $2,948.

 

 

4 auctions saw total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

ChristiesPrints and Multiples on September 20th: $4,870,969 
SothebysPrints and Multiples on September 20th: $4,312,406 
Swann Galleries19th and 20th Century Prints and Drawings on September 19th: $2,625,109 
TajanBooks on September 14th: $1,129,338 
 

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

PBA GalleriesRare Cartography - Americana on September 21st: 214.69% 
Bearnes Hampton and LittlewoodBooks, Maps and Prints on September 6th: 164.36% 
TajanBooks on September 14th: 159.73% 
Bloomsbury AuctionsFine Clocks, Barometers & Scientific Instruments - Books on September 20th: 146.53% 
ArtcurialThe Banksy Years on September 19th: 129.18% 
ChristiesPrints and Multiples on September 20th: 103.71% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on September 19th: 102.11% 
SothebysPrints and Multiples on September 20th: 100.79% 


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

Leland Little AuctionsCustomer Appreciation Gallery Auction on August 26th: 100.00% 
Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersProperty from the Camilla and Earl McGrath Collection, Part II on September 13th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 9/10 on September 17th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 9/10 on September 17th: 100.00% 
Forum Auctions in ItalyNO RESERVE: Online Auction: Antiquarian and Rare Books on September 21st: 98.81% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - Online bidstart 9/12 on September 19th: 97.31% 
Bloomsbury AuctionsFine Clocks, Barometers & Scientific Instruments - Books on September 20th: 96.88% 
Treadway Toomey Auctions20th Century Art and Design - Prints on September 16th: 91.25% 
Bearnes Hampton and LittlewoodBooks, Maps and Prints on September 6th: 90.81% 
TajanBooks on September 14th: 88.75% 
Clars Auction GalleryPrints, Books on September 17th: 88.10% 
ChristiesPrints and Multiples on September 20th: 86.57% 
Brunk AuctionsSeptember 16 Catalogue Auction - Books, Prints on September 17th: 86.36% 
Leland Little AuctionsThe Fall Quarterly Auction featuring The Collection of Esther B. Ferguson, Secessionville Manor, SC on September 16th: 85.71% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on September 19th: 85.45% 
Clars Auction GalleryFine Art and Antiques - Books, Prints on September 16th: 84.24% 
SothebysPrints and Multiples on September 20th: 83.60% 
 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. PBA Galleries Album of forty-eight albumen photographs of South Africa and Egypt on September 21st Actual price: USD $600,321.
  2. Christies Der Krieg the set of fifty on September 20th Actual price: USD $319,613.
  3. Christies The Girls on the Bridge on September 20th Actual price: USD $168,750.
  4. Sothebys HOMMAGE A PICASSO on September 20th Actual price: USD $151,875.
  5. Christies Grace Kelly on September 20th Actual price: USD $151,875.
  6. Christies Melencolia I on September 20th Actual price: USD $135,000.
  7. Sothebys REFLECTIONS ON THE SCREAM (C. 243) on September 20th Actual price: USD $126,563.
  8. Swann Galleries Françoise sur fond gris on September 19th Actual price: USD $125,000.
  9. Christies NOLA (Pink and Yellow Rain) on September 20th Actual price: USD $121,500.
  10. Christies Queen Elizabeth II, from: Reigning Queens (Royal Edition) on September 20th Actual price: USD $118,125.
  11. Sothebys QUEEN ELIZABETH II OF THE UNITED KINGDOM (ROYAL EDITION) (F. & S. II.334) on September 20th Actual price: USD $101,250.
  12. Sothebys THE SCREAM (AFTER MUNCH) (FELDMAN & SCHELLMANN IIIA.58) on September 20th Actual price: USD $101,250.
  13. Sothebys THE BULLS OF BORDEAUX (D. 286-289; H. 283-286) on September 20th Actual price: USD $101,250.
  14. Sothebys MELENCOLIA I (B. 74; M., HOLL 75) on September 20th Actual price: USD $101,250.
  15. Christies José Delgado: La Tauromaquia on September 20th Actual price: USD $92,813.
  16. Christies Bacchanale avec chevreau et spectateur on September 20th Actual price: USD $92,813.
  17. Christies Hotel Acatlán: Second day, from: The Moving Focus Series on September 20th Actual price: USD $84,375.
  18. Christies Jacqueline de profil à droite on September 20th Actual price: USD $84,375.
  19. Sothebys BLACK LENIN (F. & S. II.402) on September 20th Actual price: USD $81,000.
  20. Christies Hotel Acatlán: Two Weeks Later, from: The Moving Focus Series on September 20th Actual price: USD $81,000.
  21. Christies Miroir de la Tauromachie the complete set of four on September 20th Actual price: USD $81,000.
  22. Sothebys COLOUR FIELDS, SIX ARRANGEMENTS OF 1260 COLOURS (BUTIN 51) on September 20th Actual price: USD $75,938.
  23. Christies Lithograph of water made of thick and thin lines and a light blue and a dark blue wash lithograph in colours, 1978-80, on September 20th Actual price: USD $75,938.
  24. Christies Pluto aged Twelve on September 20th Actual price: USD $75,938.
  25. Christies The Garden of Love the complete set of six on September 20th Actual price: USD $75,938.



27 total sales reported this week:

Forum Auctions in Italy. NO RESERVE: Online Auction: Antiquarian and Rare Books on September 21st: 98.81%
Dorotheum . Books and Decorative Prints on September 21st: 74.12%
PBA Galleries. Rare Cartography - Americana on September 21st: 57.62%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Fine Clocks, Barometers & Scientific Instruments - Books on September 20th: 96.88%
Sothebys. Prints and Multiples on September 20th: 83.60%
Artcurial. More - Prints on September 19th: 63.27%
Artcurial. The Banksy Years on September 19th: 70.00%
Christies. Prints and Multiples on September 20th: 86.57%
Swann Galleries. 19th and 20th Century Prints and Drawings on September 19th: 72.64%
Bruun Rasmussen. Books on September 19th: 63.64%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Online bidstart 9/12 on September 19th: 97.31%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 9/10 on September 17th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 9/10 on September 17th: 100.00%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on September 19th: 85.45%
Leland Little Auctions. Customer Appreciation Gallery Auction on August 26th: 100.00%
Treadway Toomey Auctions. 20th Century Art and Design - Prints on September 16th: 91.25%
Clars Auction Gallery. Prints, Books on September 17th: 88.10%
Clars Auction Gallery. Fine Art and Antiques - Books, Prints on September 16th: 84.24%
Brunk Auctions. September 16 Catalogue Auction - Books, Prints on September 17th: 86.36%
Tajan. Books on September 14th: 88.75%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Property from the Camilla and Earl McGrath Collection, Part II on September 13th: 100.00%
Dallas Auction Gallery. Fine and Decorative Art - Prints on September 13th: 75.00%
RR Auction. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet bidstart 8/18 on September 13th: 48.48%
RR Auction. Princess Diana Tribute - Online bidstart 8/18 on September 13th: 61.70%
Rossini. Works of Art - Prints, and Books on September 12th: 29.03%
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Books, Maps and Prints on September 6th: 90.81%
Leland Little Auctions. The Fall Quarterly Auction featuring The Collection of Esther B. Ferguson, Secessionville Manor, SC on September 16th: 85.71%


For the week ahead 36 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Sep. 25th
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Chadds Ford, PA . Quarterly Catalogue Auction. 27 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 91 lots

Tue. Sep. 26th
Aguttes. Neuilly-sur-Seine . THE PATRIOTIC ICONOGRAPHY OF THE WAR 14-18 - COLLECTION A. AND H. PARENT DE CURZON. 83 lots
Bonhams. New York. Rare Books and Manuscripts featuring Exploration and Travel. 159 lots
Jacksons Auction. Cedar Falls, Iowa . Important Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. 191 lots
Sothebys. London. The Vivien Leigh Collection. 86 lots
ALDE. Paris. Antiquarian and 19th Century Books. 442 lots
Grogan and Company. Dedham. Fine and Decorative Asian Works of Art Auction. 3 lots
Christies. New York. The Collection of Paul F. Walter. 140 lots
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. Image Theatre Cinema Advertising. 346 lots
Sothebys. London. The Library of John and Suzanne Bonham. 393 lots
Vermot de Pas. Paris. Mister D. Succession : Postcards, Stamps, Posters, Historical Documents, etc.... 499 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 26 lots
Il Ponte. Milan. Interior Decoration - Modern Art/Modern Antiques - Prints. 146 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Online bidstart 9/19. 604 lots

Wed. Sep. 27th
Bonhams. New York. The Air and Space Sale. 210 lots
Dorotheum . Vienna. Prints Before 1900. 102 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Fine Books and Works on Paper. 576 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. The Prince Auction - Online bidstart9/14. 223 lots
Chiswick Auctions. London. Printed Books and Manuscripts. 187 lots
Skinner. Boston. Fine Prints, Fine Photographs. 143 lots
Sothebys. London. Yeats: The Family Collection. 64 lots
Nye & Company Auctioneers. Bloomfield. Estate Sale - Books and Prints - online bidstart 9/13. 92 lots

Thu. Sep. 28th
Swann Galleries. New York. Printed and Manuscript Americana. 325 lots
Freemans. Philadelphia. Rare Books, Maps and Manuscripts. 284 lots
Dorotheum . Vienna. Globes. 13 lots
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Fine Prints. 294 lots
Sothebys. New York. Post-War and Contemporary Photographs. 94 lots
Quagga Rare Books and Art. Cape Town. Internet Book Sale - Historical, Non-fiction - Bidstart 9/21. 89 lots
The Antiquarian Book. Izola. Online sale of Fine & Rare Antiquarian Books and Documents.

Fri. Sep. 29th
Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH. Berlin-Schoneberg. Modern Art, Modern Photography, Old Paintings & Antiques. 393 lots
The Written Word Autographs. Tamworth, NH . Autographs. 629 lots

Sun. Oct. 1st
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles Auction - bidstart 9/3. 245 lots
Heritage Auctions. Beverly Hills. The Connie Francis Collection Entertainment. 243 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 9/24.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 9/24.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Charles Darwin on sexuality and the transmission of hereditary characteristics: Autograph Letter Signed to Lawson Tait. Down, 17 January [1877].
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> MILTON, JOHN. <i>Paradise Lost. A Poem written in ten books.</i> London: 1667. A very rare example with the contemporary binding untouched and with a 1667 title page.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Hamilton secures the ratification of the Constitution: <i>The Debates and Proceedings of the Convention of the State of New-York, assembled at Poughkeespsie, on the 17th June, 1788.</i>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> The social contract “Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains”: ROUSSEAU, JEAN-JACQUES. <i>Principes du Droit Politique [Du Contract Social]</i>. Amsterdam: Michel Rey, 1762
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> “The first English textbook on geometrical land-measurement and surveying”: BENESE, RICHARD. <i>This Boke Sheweth the Maner of Measurynge All Maner of Lande…</i>
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Jean de Mandeville, <i>Reysen und Wanderschafften durch das Gelobte Land,</i> Strassburg, 1488. Sold for $106,250.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> José González Cabrera Bueno, <i>Navegación Especulativa, y Práctica,</i> Manila, 1734. Sold for $55,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Francis W. Winton, manuscript on pow-wows with indigenous Canadians, 1881. Sold for $65,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Louise Bourgeois, <i>He Disappeared Into Complete Silence,</i> portfolio with complete text & 9 engravings, 1947. Sold for $413,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Erich Maria Remarque, <i>All Quiet on the Western Front,</i> first American edition, Boston, 1929. Sold for $9,375.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Sir William Russell Flint, gouache & watercolor illustration for Homer's <i>Odyssey,</i> 1924. Sold for $22,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Kurt Vonnegut, archive of 12 letters, signed to his family, 6 illustrated, 1930s-40s. Sold for $12,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Oscar Wilde, <i>Lady Windermere's Fan,</i> first edition, presentation copy, signed & inscribed, London, 1893. Sold for $27,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Emil Cardinaux, <i>St. Moritz,</i> 1918. Sold for $17,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> R.J. Waters, 3 panoramas of the San Francisco earthquake & fire, 1906. Sold for $21,250.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Album with 200 cartes-de-visite, including images by Felice Beato, John Thompson & F.W. Sutton, Japan & China, 1863-69. Sold for $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Thomas Paine, <i>The American Crisis,</i> Fishkill, NY, December 1776. Sold for $40,000.
  • <center><b>Sotheby’s New York<br>Fine Books & Manuscripts Online<br>Ending December 17</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, Now - Dec 17:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies…</i> The Second Impression. 1632. $100,000 to $150,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, Now - Dec 17:</b> GEORGE CURZON, 1ST MARQUESS CURZON OF KEDLESTON. “Curzon Tiger Hunt.” [India: circa 1901]. 120 albumen photographs. $3,000 to $5,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, Now - Dec 17:</b> (CASSADY, NEAL). Kerouac, Jack. <i>On the Road.</i> New York: Viking Press, 1957. Inscribed. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, Now - Dec 17:</b> VEGA, JOSEPH PENSO DE LA. <i>Confusion de Confusiones. Dialogos curiosos entre un Philosopho agudo, un Mercader discrete...</i> Amsterdam, 1688. $200,000 to $300,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, Now - Dec 17:</b> RACKHAM, ARTHUR — [WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE]. "The Moon Like to a Silver Bow New-Bent in Heaven," original illustration for <i>A Midsummer Night's Dream.</i> $12,000 to $18,000
  • <b>Bonhams New York: Fine Books and Manuscripts Including the World of Hilary Knight. December 5, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> KNIGHT, HILARY. The Original Portrait of Eloise that Hung at the Plaza Hotel. $100,000 to 150,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> WARHOL, ANDY. "Iced Lemon Delight," an Original Watercolor Presented to Hilary Knight's cat, Phoebe $8,000 to 12,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> SENDAK, MAURICE. <i>Where the Wild Things Are.</i> PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED with drawing to Hilary Knight in the month following publication. $10,000 to 15,000
    <b>Bonhams New York: Fine Books and Manuscripts Including the World of Hilary Knight. December 5, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> NOLAND, KENNETH. Original circle painting, untitled, acrylic and ink on cloth, for cover of monograph $8,000 to 12,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> TOULOUSE-LAUTREC. <i>Histoires Naturelles,</i> 1899. With 22 original lithographs. $10,000 to 15,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>A Collection of Poems,</i> [1711]. The first authoritative and complete collected Sonnets.$15,000 to 20,000
    <b>Bonhams New York: Fine Books and Manuscripts Including the World of Hilary Knight. December 5, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> LONDON, JACK. <i>The Call of the Wild.</i> 1903. First edition, first state jacket. $2,000 to 3,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> FROST, ROBERT. Autograph Manuscript of "Build Soil," 12 pp, 1932-1936. $15,000 to 20,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> GOULD, GLENN. Glenn Gould's extensively annotated copy of Bach's Goldberg Variations $100,000 to 150,000
    <b>Bonhams New York: Fine Books and Manuscripts Including the World of Hilary Knight. December 5, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> PLATH, SYLVIA. EARLY Autograph Letter Signed, about her beginnings as a writer, Northampton, MA, 1951. $7,000 to 10,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> HOUDINI, HARRY. A collection of 11 cast iron shackle and lock items from Houdini's personal collection. $20,000 to 30,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> M4 ENGIMA MACHINE, with very rare RARE HYDRA KEY ENVELOPE. $400,000 to 600,000
  • <center><b>Doyle: Angling Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake” Johnson<br>Online Only Auction ending Dec. 18</b>
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> WETZEL, CHARLES M. American Fishing Books. $400 to $600
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> BISSELL, ALFRED E., <i>In Pursuit of Salar.</i> $400 to $600
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> <i>The Settler and Sportsman in Anticosti.</i> $400 to $600
    <center><b>Doyle: Angling Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake” Johnson<br>Online Only Auction ending Dec. 18</b>
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> CARLETON, HENRY GUY, <i>Advice to Young Anglers.</i> $300 to $500
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> ROBINSON, ROLAND EVANS, <i>Forest and Stream Fables. By Awahsoose the Bear.</i> $300 to $500
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> SAWADA, KEN, <i>The Art of the Classic Salmon Fly.</i> $300 to $500
    <center><b>Doyle: Angling Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake” Johnson<br>Online Only Auction ending Dec. 18</b>
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> SOUTHARD, CHARLES ZIBEON, <i>The Evolution of Trout and Trout Fishing in America.</i> $400 to $600
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> SOUTHARD, CHARLES ZIBEON, <i>Trout Fly-Fishing in America.</i> $400 to $600