• <b>Christie’s Paris:</b> Blaise Cendrars and Fernand Léger, <i>La Fin du monde filmée par l’ange N.-D.,</i> Paris, Editions de la Sirène, 1919
    <b>Christie’s Paris:</b> André Breton, <i>Second manifeste du Surréalisme,</i> Paris, Editions Kra, 1930
    <b>Christie’s Paris:</b> Paul Eluard and Pablo Picasso, <i>La Barre d’appui,</i> Paris, Editions « Cahiers d’Art », 1936
    <b>Christie’s Paris:</b> Blaise Cendrars and Fernand Léger, <i>La Fin du monde filmée par l’ange N.-D.,</i> Paris, Editions de la Sirène, 1919
    <b>Christie’s Paris:</b> Hans Bellmer, <i>Die Puppe,</i> Paris, G.L.M., 1936
    <b>Christie’s Paris:</b> Salvador Dali, <i>La femme visible,</i> Paris, Editions Surréalistes, 1930
  • <b>Chiswick Auctions:</b> Rowling (J.K). <i>Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone,</i> FIRST EDITION, first issue, 1997. £15,000 to £20,000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, seeking consignments:</b> Thornton (Samuel). <i>A Large Drought of the North Part of China Shewing…the Harbour of Chusan,</i> copper engraved map, 1711. £600 to £800
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, seeking consignments:</b> Stuart (Helen). Portrait of a Maori, over-painted gelatin silver print, signed and dated, 1885. £4,000 to £6,000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, seeking consignments:</b> Picasso (Pablo). Minotaure vaincu, plate 89 from La Suite Vollard , signed, Paris, 1939. £4,000 to £5,000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, seeking consignments:</b> Pissarro (Camille). Vachère au Bord de l'Eau, NUMBER 14 OF 100 PROOFS, etching, 1890. £800 to £1,200
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, seeking consignments:</b> Einstein (Albert). Copy of typewritten script of the episode "The Atom" of the TV programme "Your World Tomorrow", signed by Einstein. £2,000 to £3,000
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 20:</b> NYC pride parade photos by Hank O’Neal, annotated on verso by Allen Ginsberg, 1970s. Pictured is Marsha P. Johnson. $70,000 to $100,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 20:</b> David Wojnarowicz, <i>Neon Dancer,</i> postcard signed to Jim Fouratt, 1982. $5,000 to $8,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 20:</b> Personal papers of Candy Darling, New York, circa 1950s-1973. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 20:</b> Walt Whitman, <i>Memoranda of the War,</i> Remembrance Copy, inscribed to Peter Doyle, from “the author with his love,” Camden, 1875-76. $50,000 to $75,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 20:</b> Oscar Wilde, <i>The Importance of Being Earnest, A Trivial Comedy for Serious People,</i> first edition, signed, London, 1899. $50,000 to $70,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 20:</b> James Baldwin, <i>Giovanni’s Room,</i> first edition, presentation copy, New York, 1956. $1,800 to $2,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 20:</b> JEB (Joan E. Biren), <i>Ginger and Catherine,</i> silver print, 1972. $700 to $1,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 20:</b> Su Negrin, <i>Gay Liberation,</i> photograph by Peter Hujar, poster published by Times Change Press, 1970. $400 to $600.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 20:</b> Harvey Milk, Autograph Letter Signed, as acting Mayor of San Francisco, March 7, 1978. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 23:</b> Lester Beall, <i>Rural Electrification Administration,</i> 1939. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 20:</b> Gerda Wegener, <i>Two Women in a Window,</i> watercolor, chalk & wash, circa 1920. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 20:</b> Jean Cocteau, original sketchbook, <i>Le Mystère et Antigone,</i> including sketches of his lover Jean Desbordes, 1932. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 20:</b> Djuna Barnes, <i>Ladies Almanack . . . Written & Illustrated by A Lady of Fashion,</i> limited edition, signed & inscribed to her literary executor, 1928. $10,000 to $15,000.
  • <b>Doyle, The Estate of Oleg Cassini. June 27</b>
    <b>Doyle, The Estate of Oleg Cassini:</b> KENNEDY ONASSIS, JACQUELINE Typed letter signed to Oleg Cassini. $400 to $600
    <b>Doyle, The Estate of Oleg Cassini:</b> [CASSINI-KENNEDY FASHIONS] Important archives related to the development of fashions for Mrs. Kennedy… $4,000 to $6,000
    <b>Doyle, The Estate of Oleg Cassini:</b> [CASSINI-KENNEDY FASHIONS] Detailed ledger of the Kennedy White House years… $500 to $800
    <b>Doyle, The Estate of Oleg Cassini:</b> KELLY, GRACE. Four autograph letters to Oleg Cassini. $5,000 to $8,000
    <b>Doyle, The Estate of Oleg Cassini. June 27</b>
    <b>Doyle, The Estate of Oleg Cassini:</b> CASSINI, OLEG. Group of Kennedy-era original fashion sketches. $1,000 to $1,500
    <b>Doyle, The Estate of Oleg Cassini:</b> KENNEDY ONASSIS, JACQUELINE. Autograph letter signed to Oleg Cassini. $800 to $1,200
    <b>Doyle, The Estate of Oleg Cassini:</b> CASSINI, OLEG. Fashion sketch titled “Mrs. Kennedy-Palais de Versailles-State Dinner.” $800 to $1,200
    Doyle, The Estate of Oleg Cassini: [CASSINI, OLEG - KENNEDY, JACQUELINE.] Group of approximately 130 original fashion designs… $800 to $1,200.

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RBH: 24 Auctions Archived, 18 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday, 3 February 2018, 24 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 6 denominated in euros, 3 in British pounds, and 15 in US dollars.  Turnover was $5,418,558 as 6,462 lots were offered and 5,127 sold for a 79% success rate.  It was a solid week.

 

1 auction in our categories saw its total proceeds reach a million dollars: 


Arader GalleriesPrints, Rare Maps on January 27th: $2,354,513 

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

Case Antiques, Inc.Art, Antiques - Prints, Books on January 27th: 227.34% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents on January 31st: 123.32% 
SkinnerFine Prints, Fine Photographs on January 26th: 112.09% 
AderAntiquarian and Modern Books on January 25th: 106.49% 
Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersWorks on Paper: Drawings and Prints 1780-Present on January 29th: 106.16% 
Brunk AuctionsPremier Catalogue Auction - Prints, Books on January 27th: 102.92% 


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

Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 1/21 on January 28th: 100.00% 
Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersWorks on Paper: Drawings and Prints 1780-Present on January 29th: 100.00% 
Forum Auctions in ItalyNo Reserve Online Sale: Antiquarian and Rare Books on February 1st: 98.57% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 1/21 on January 28th: 96.55% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 12/31 on January 28th: 96.36% 
Brunk AuctionsPremier Catalogue Auction - Prints, Books on January 27th: 91.67% 
SkinnerFine Prints, Fine Photographs on January 26th: 91.55% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents on January 31st: 87.08% 
Potomack CompanyOnline Sale: Prints on January 30th: 86.67% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on January 30th: 86.42% 
Dorotheum Property from Aristocratic Estates and Important Provenance on January 30th: 82.61% 
Neal Auction CompanyWinter Estates Auction on January 27th: 82.50% 
Potter and Potter AuctionsFine Books and Manuscripts on January 27th: 81.38% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Arader Galleries Great Blue Heron, Plate 211. on January 27th Actual price: USD $353,800.
  2. Arader Galleries Histoire naturelle des perroquets. on January 27th Actual price: USD $292,800.
  3. Arader Galleries Snowy Heron, Plate 242. on January 27th Actual price: USD $292,800.
  4. Arader Galleries De historia stirpium commentarii insignes. on January 27th Actual price: USD $219,600.
  5. Arader Galleries Map of Texas with Parts of Adjoining States Compiled by Stephen F. Austin. on January 27th Actual price: USD $164,700.
  6. Case Antiques, Inc. George Washington Signed Book w/ Bookplate on January 27th Actual price: USD $138,000.
  7. Arader Galleries Harmonia macrocosmica seu atlas universalis et Novus. on January 27th Actual price: USD $109,800.
  8. Arader Galleries Original Manuscript Map "Plano De Una Parte De La Provincia De La Luisiana y De Otra De La Florida Occidental y De La Provincia De Texas". on January 27th Actual price: USD $103,700.
  9. Arader Galleries Ruffed Grouse, Plate 41. on January 27th Actual price: USD $73,200.
  10. Arader Galleries A BOUQUET OF DAFFODILS AND OTHER FLOWERS WITH A BUTTERFLY ON THE STEM. on January 27th Actual price: USD $61,000.
  11. Ader En attendant Godot. Pièce en deux actes. on January 25th Actual price: USD $60,512.
  12. Arader Galleries Wood Ibiss, Plate 216. on January 27th Actual price: USD $54,900.
  13. Arader Galleries Grosser Atlas über die gantze Welt. on January 27th Actual price: USD $42,700.
  14. Ader The Life and Strange Surprizing adventures of Robinson Crusoe of York : Who lived Eight and Twenty Years, all alone in an un-inhabited Island on the Coast of America, near the Mouth of the Great of Oroonoque ; Having been east on Shore by Shipwreck, whe on January 25th Actual price: USD $37,820.
  15. Arader Galleries Double Hemisphere World Map. on January 27th Actual price: USD $36,600.
  16. Arader Galleries La Descrittione dell'Africa. on January 27th Actual price: USD $33,550.
  17. Brunk Auctions Audubon, Birds of America, Six Volumes by John James Audubon, on January 27th Actual price: USD $32,500.
  18. Skinner The Portfolio X + X (Ten Works by Ten Painters) on January 26th Actual price: USD $31,980.
  19. Arader Galleries Narrative of the Surveying Voyages of the Adventure and the Beagle between the years 1826 and 1836, Describing Their Examination of the Southern Shores of South America, and the Beagle's Circumnavigation of the Globe. on January 27th Actual price: USD $31,750.
  20. Arader Galleries The Clouded Leopard. on January 27th Actual price: USD $30,500.
  21. Ader LA CARICATURE MORALE, RELIGIEUSE, LITTÉRAIRE ET SCÉNIQUE. on January 25th Actual price: USD $30,256.
  22. Arader Galleries Trumpeter Swan (Young), Plate 376. on January 27th Actual price: USD $26,840.
  23. Tajan De Montmartre à Pigalle. Idylle. on January 25th Actual price: USD $26,640.
  24. Ader Terenti(us) cu(m) Directio Vocabulor(m) Sententiaru(m), artis Comice, Glosa i(n)terlineali , Come(n)tariis Donato Guidone Ascensio. on January 25th Actual price: USD $26,020.
  25. Skinner Preliminaries on January 26th Actual price: USD $25,830.



24 total sales reported this week:

Forum Auctions. Modern Literature, Art and Illustrated Books on January 31st: 68.97%
Forum Auctions in Italy. No Reserve Online Sale: Antiquarian and Rare Books on February 1st: 98.57%
Potomack Company. Online Sale: Prints on January 30th: 86.67%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Printed Books, Maps and Documents on January 31st: 87.08%
Holabird Kagin Americana. January Auction 2018- Books, Prints - Day 2 on January 21st: 72.25%
Holabird Kagin Americana. January Auction 2018- Books, Prints on January 20th: 75.85%
Dorotheum . Property from Aristocratic Estates and Important Provenance on January 30th: 82.61%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on January 30th: 86.42%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 12/31 on January 28th: 96.36%
Arader Galleries. Prints, Rare Maps on January 27th: 54.27%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Works on Paper: Drawings and Prints 1780-Present on January 29th: 100.00%
Neal Auction Company. Winter Estates Auction - Day 2 on January 28th: 77.78%
Neal Auction Company. Winter Estates Auction on January 27th: 82.50%
Potomack Company. Live Auction - Manuscripts on January 27th: 75.00%
Potter and Potter Auctions. Fine Books and Manuscripts on January 27th: 81.38%
Case Antiques, Inc.. Art, Antiques - Prints, Books on January 27th: 63.30%
Brunk Auctions. Premier Catalogue Auction - Prints, Books on January 27th: 91.67%
Tajan. Books on January 25th: 56.91%
Ader. Antiquarian and Modern Books on January 25th: 79.90%
Purcell Auctioneers. January Collectibles on January 24th: 66.67%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Books and Ephemera - Day 1 on January 26th: 67.61%
Skinner. Fine Prints, Fine Photographs on January 26th: 91.55%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 1/21 on January 28th: 96.55%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 1/21 on January 28th: 100.00%


For the week ahead 18 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Feb. 5th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 92 lots

Tue. Feb. 6th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 1/30. 755 lots

Wed. Feb. 7th
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. Autographs, Manuscripts. 238 lots
Bonhams. London. Travel and Exploration. 50 lots
Old World Auctions. Glen Allen. Antique Maps, Globes, Charts, Atlases & Vintage Graphics - online bidstart 1/24. 783 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autographs - Featuring Presidential - Internet bidstart 1/19. 913 lots
Moreshet Auctions. Jerusalem. Books, Kodesh books, Hassidic books, Rabbinical letters, Manuscripts, Judaika objects and more. 192 lots

Thu. Feb. 8th
James D Julia Auctioneers. Fairfield. Fine Art, Asian and Antiques. 82 lots
Rossini. Paris. Online Sale: Lithographs, Photos, Works on Paper - Online bidstart 1/25. 428 lots
The Antiquarian Book. Izola. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 2/1. 9 lots

Fri. Feb. 9th
Skinner. Boston. Collection of Eugene and Avis Robinson. 198 lots

Sat. Feb. 10th
Rachel Davis Fine Arts. Cleveland. Works on Paper - Online only - Prints. 535 lots

Sun. Feb. 11th
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Rare Books and Manuscripts. 222 lots
Bonhams. Los Angeles. Fine Books and Manuscripts. 269 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 2/4.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 2/4.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 1/14. 279 lots
Carlsen Gallery. Greenville, NY. Mid-Winter Antique Sale - Books, Posters. 38 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Darwin, Charles. <i>On the Origin of Species.</i> Presentation Copy. Sold for $500,075.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Darwin, Charles. Autograph Letter Signed, 3 pp, negotiating the 2nd American edition with Appleton. Sold for $21,325.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Hemingway, Ernest. Autograph Letter Signed, 8 pp, Paris, 1924, to his father discussing Bullfighting, Stories, and his new baby. Sold for $25,075.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Shakespeare, William. <i>Corialanus.</i> London, 1623. 1st printing [Extracted from the First Folio]. Sold for $50,075.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Swift, Jonathan. <i>Gulliver's Travels.</i> London, 1726. 1st edition, Teerink's A edition, fine, large copy. Sold for $21,325.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Fitzroy, Robert. Autograph Letter Signed to agent Thomas Stilwell, informing him of the progress of H.M.S. Beagle. Sold for $17,575.
    <center><b>Bonhams<br> Property from the Collection of Nicole and William R. Keck II</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Shakespeare, William. <i>Sonnets.</i> 1901. 2 volumes. Printed on vellum and illuminated by Ross Turner, bound by Trautz-Bauzonnet. Sold for $13,825.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Beardsley, Aubrey. <i>The Birth, Life, and Acts of King Arthur.</i> 1893-94. 2 volumes. Contemporary painted vellum gilt by Chivers. Sold for $5,325.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Assisi, St. Francis. <i>The Canticle of Brother Sun.</i> Illuminated on vellum, for the Grolier Society. Sold for $7,575.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Proust, Marcel. <i>Du coté de chez Swann.</i> 1st edition, 1st issue. Inscribed by Proust. Sold for $8,825.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Rackham, Arthur. <i>Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens.</i> 1/500 copies signed by Rackham. Sold for $4,825.
  • <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts Online<br>Now through June 21</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, June 21:</b> THOREAU, HENRY DAVID. <i> Walden: or, Life in the Woods.</i> Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1854. $15,000 to $20,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, June 21:</b> BUKOWSKI, CHARLES. Archive of Correspondence Addressed to Kay "Kaja" Johnson, Los Angeles, California: July – November 1961. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, June 21:</b> DICKENS, CHARLES, AND GEORGE CRUIKSHANK [ILLUSTRATOR]. Unpublished autograph letter signed, to Cruikshank, completed on the artist's proof, related to the publication of The Pic-Nic Papers. $7,000 to $10,000
    <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts Online<br>Now through June 21</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, June 21:</b> FEYNMAN, RICHARD. <i>"Surely You’re Joking Mr. Feynman!" Adventures of a Curious Character.</i> As Told to Ralph Leighton. New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 1985. $12,000 to $18,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, June 21:</b> GERSHWIN, GEORGE. Autograph music manuscript of "Leavin’ for de Promise’ Lan’" from the opera Porgy and Bess, Act One Scene Two. $25,000 to $35,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, June 21:</b> LINCOLN, ABRAHAM. Document signed ("Abraham Lincoln") as sixteenth president, being a military commission for Rufus H. Johnson. $8,000 to $10,000
  • <center><b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>The Library and Picture Collection of the late Martin Woolf Orskey<br>June 26</b>
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>June 26:</b> Book of Hours. Illuminated manuscript, Flanders or northern France, c. 1450. With 12 full-page illuminated miniatures. £10,000 to £15,000
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>June 26:</b> Zahrawi, Abu’-Qasim, al- (c. 936-1013). <i>Albucasis chirurgicorum omnium,</i> Strasbourg, 1532. The first comprehensive illustrated treatise on surgery. £3,000 to £5,000
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>June 26:</b> Milles, Thomas. <i>The Custumers Alphabet and Primer,</i> 1608. Gilt supralibros of 17th-century English bibliophile Edward Gwynn. £2,000 to £3,000
    <center><b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>The Library and Picture Collection of the late Martin Woolf Orskey<br>June 26</b>
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>June 26:</b> Guillemeau, Jacques. <i>Child-Birth or, the Happy Deliverie of Women,</i> 1st edition in English, 1612. The second midwifery manual printed in English. £1,500 to £2,000
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>June 26:</b> Rabisha, William. <i>The Whole Body of Cookery Dissected,</i> 1st edition, 1661. Rare. Five copies in libraries. £2,000 to £3,000
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>June 26:</b> Royal binding. <i>An Abridgment of the English Military Discipline,</i> 1678. Contemporary red goatskin gilt by Samuel Mearne for Charles II (1630-1865). £1,500 to £2,000
    <center><b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>The Library and Picture Collection of the late Martin Woolf Orskey<br>June 26</b>
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>June 26:</b> Pallavicino, Ferrante. <i>The Whores Rhetorick,</i> 1st edition in English, 1683. Rare anti-Jesuit satire. £2,000 to £3,000
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>June 26:</b> Swift, Jonathan. <i>The Benefit of Farting,</i> 1st London edition, 1722. Teerink 19. £2,000 to £3,000
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>June 26:</b> Edwards, George. <i>Natural History of Uncommon Birds</i> [and] <i>Gleanings of Natural History,</i> 7 volumes, 1743-64. Contemporary tree calf, 362 hand-coloured engraved plates. £8,000 to £12,000
    <center><b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>The Library and Picture Collection of the late Martin Woolf Orskey<br>June 26</b>
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>June 26:</b> Campbell, Patrick. <i>Travels in the Interior Inhabited Parts of North America,</i> 1st edition, 1793. Howes C101; Sabin 10264. Uncut in original boards. £5,000 to £8,000
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>June 26:</b> Hearne, Samuel. <i>A Journey from Prince of Wales's Fort in Hudson's Bay, to the Northern Ocean,</i> 1st edition, 1795. Sabin 31181. Large-paper copy. £2,000 to £3,000
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>June 26:</b> Edgeworth, Maria. <i>The Match Girl, A Novel,</i> 1808. £1,000 to £1,500