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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>Mayfair Book Auctions, July 16:</b><br>Lot 1. Albertus Magnus, De Natura Locorum, 2nd edn, 1515. £3000 to £4000.
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, July 16:</b><br>Lot 22. George Cooke, Scenery of the East India Islands, 1811-13. £4500 to £5500.
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, July 16:</b><br>Lot 23. J.M. Crozet, Nouveau vouage a la Mer du Sud, 1st edn, 1783. £4000 to £6000.
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, July 16:</b><br>Lot 27. J.P.J.Du Bois, Vies des Gouverneurs Generaux, 1st edn, 1763. £1200 to £1800.
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, July 16:</b><br>Lot 28. Wm Ellis, Authentic Narrative...Captain Cook, 1st edn, 1782. £2500 to £3500.
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, July 16:</b><br>Lot 31. Thomas Forrest, Voyage to New Guinea, 1st edn, 1779. £1500 to £2000.
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, July 16:</b><br>Lot 32. Forster & Forster, Voyage round the World, 1st edn, 1777-78. £4500 to £5500.
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, July 16:</b><br>Lot 38. Gianetti, Elogy of Captain James Cook, 1st edn, 1785. £2500 to £3500.
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, July 16:</b><br>Lot 46. Otto von Kotzebue, Entdeckungs Reise, 1st edn, 1821. £3500 to £4500.
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, July 16:</b><br>Lot 52. Alejandro Malaspina, Viaje politico-scientifico, 1st edn, 1885. £2000 to £3000.
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, July 16:</b><br>Lot 60. Sydney Parkinson, Journal of Voyage to the South Seas, large paper, 1773. £4500 to £5500.
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, July 16:</b><br>Lot 64. Nathaniel Portlock, A Voyage round the World, 1st edn, 1789. £4000 to £6000.
  • <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>The Collection of a Connoisseur:<br>History in Manuscript<br>Online Auction 8-15 July
    <b>Sotheby’s:</b> Elizabeth I. Early letter signed, to Edward North, First Baron North 1560. £12,000 to £18,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s:</b> Catherine II. Empress of Russia Letter signed to Prince Grigori Aleksandrovich [Potemkin] 1784. £2,000 to £3,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s:</b> Nelson. Autograph letter signed, to Captains of Egyptian Club, 3 August 1798. £12,000 to £18,000,
    <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>The Collection of a Connoisseur:<br>History in Manuscript<br>Online Auction 8-15 July
    <b>Sotheby’s:</b> Charles Darwin. Photograph signed, c.1871 by Oscar Gustave Rejlander. £6,000 to £8,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s:</b> T.E. Lawrence. Autograph letter signed, to Major Littleton, 14 October 1918. £10,000 to £15,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s:</b> Napoleon. Letter signed, ordering General Desaix to sail to Malta, prior to the Egyptian Expedition, 1798. £2,000 to £3,000.
  • <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>and Works on Paper<br>July 16, 2020</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, July 16:</b> Ptolomaeus (Claudius). <i>Cosmographia,</i> first edition, Vicenza, Hermann Liechtenstein, 13 September 1475. £150,000 to £200,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, July 16:</b> Schoener (Johann). <i>Opera mathematica,</i> 3 parts in 1, first edition,The Honeyman copy in contemporary binding, Nuremberg, J. Montanus and U. Neuber, 1551. £30,000 to £40,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, July 16:</b> Lucian of Samosata. <i>Dialogoi, editio princeps,</i> with fine illuminated title-page, Florence, Lorenzo de Alopa, 1496. £20,000 to £30,000.
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>and Works on Paper<br>July 16, 2020</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, July 16:</b> Pian (Jean Baptiste de). [Architectural Alphabet], 26 chromolithographs by Leopold Muller after Pian, Vienna, 1842-44. £15,000 to £20,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, July 16:</b> Rogers (Bruce).- Holy Bible (The)..., one of 200 copies on handmade paper, designed by Bruce Rogers, bound in modern crimson morocco, gilt, Oxford, 1935. £10,000 to £15,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, July 16:</b> Jenner (Edward). <i>An Inquiry into the Causes and Effects of the Variolae Vaccinae…,</i> first edition, Printed for the Author, by Sampson Low, 1798. £8,000 to £12,000.
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>and Works on Paper<br>July 16, 2020</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, July 16:</b> Voyages.- Cook (Capt. James).- Parkinson (Sydney). <i>A Journal of a Voyage to the South Seas, in his Majesty's Ship the Endeavour,</i> second edition, Charles Dilly...& James Phillips, 1784. £4,000 to £6,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, July 16:</b> [Clemens (Samuel Langhorne)] "Mark Twain". <i>Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,</i> first edition, first state, New York, Charles L. Webster and Company, 1885. £4,000 to £6,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, July 16:</b> [Voight (Hans Henning)], "Alastair". Herod, for 'Salome: Drame en un Acte', original drawing in red & black ink over pencil, [c.1922]. £4,000 to £6,000.
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>and Works on Paper<br>July 16, 2020</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, July 16:</b> James (M.R.) <i>Ghost Stories of an Antiquary,</i> first edition, signed presentation inscription from the author to A.C. Benson, 1904. £3,000 to £4,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, July 16:</b> Remarque (Erich Maria). <i>All Quiet on the Western Front,</i> first English edition, signed presentation inscription from the author, 1929. £3,000 to £4,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, July 16:</b> Ashendene Press.- More (Sir Thomas). <i>A Fruteful and Pleasaunt Worke...Utopia,</i> one of 100 copies, bound in black goatskin by J.Franklin Mowery, Ashendene Press, 1906. £3,000 to £4,000.
  • <center><b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers<br>The Collectors’ Sale<br>July 7 – 15, 2020</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Jul. 7 – 15:</b> O'Fihely, Maurice Abp. <i>Questiones subtilissme Scoti in metaphysicam Aristotelis</i>, Venice (Octavianus Scoti) 20th November 1497. 8,000 to 12,000 €
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Jul. 7 – 15:</b> Pococke (Richard). <i>A Description of the East and some other Countries,</i> 3 vols. in 2, L. (W. Bowyer) 1743. 2,250 to 3,500 €
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Jul. 7 – 15:</b> Keogh (John). <i>Botanalogia Universalis Hibernica, or A General Irish Herbal Calculated for this Kingdom, giving an account of the Herbs, Scrubs…</i>, Corke (George Harrison) 1735. 1,000 to 1,500 €
    <center><b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers<br>The Collectors’ Sale<br>July 7 – 15, 2020</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Jul. 7 – 15:</b> Perry (Charles). <i>A View of the Levant particularly of Constantinople, Syria, Egypt and Greece,</i> L. (T. Woodward) 1743. 800 to 1,200 €
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Jul. 7 – 15:</b> Shaw (Thomas). <i>Travels, or Observations Relating to Several Parts of Barbary and the Levant,</i>, Oxford (The Theatre) 1738. 600 to 700 €
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Jul. 7 – 15:</b> [French (Nicholas) Bishop of Ferns] Attributed, <i>Recit Exact et Fidele de la Vente et Partage du Roiaume d'Irlande Fait Sous Charles II…,</i> Milan (Chez Charles Joseph Quinto) 1724. 500 to 700 €
    <center><b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers<br>The Collectors’ Sale<br>July 7 – 15, 2020</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Jul. 7 – 15:</b> [French (V. Rev.Dr. Nicholas, Bp of Ferns.)] <i>The Unkinde Desertor of Loyall Men and True Frinds,</i> 12mo, n.p. 1676. 500 to 700 €
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Jul. 7 – 15:</b> Yeats (W.B.) <i>Plays and Controversies,</i>, N.Y. (The MacMillan Company) 1924, Signed Limited Edn. 500 to 700 €
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Jul. 7 – 15:</b> Barrie (J.M.) & Thomson (Hugh) illus. <i>Quality Street, a Comedy in Four Acts,</i> L. (Hodder and Stoughton) 1901, Limited Edition, signed by the artist. 500 to 700 €
    <center><b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers<br>The Collectors’ Sale<br>July 7 – 15, 2020</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Jul. 7 – 15:</b> Molyneaux (William). <i>The Case of Ireland's being bound by Acts of Parliament in England Stated,</i> [London 1719]. 200 to 300 €
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Jul. 7 – 15:</b> Johnston's (W. & A.) Map of South Africa, to illustrate the Military Operations 1900. 100 to 150 €
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries July 16:</b><br>N.C. Wyeth, <i>The Black Arrow,</i> oil on canvas, for the book by Robert Louis Stevenson, 1916. $150,000 to $250,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries July 16:</b> Laurent de Brunhoff, mixed media color study for <i>Babar’s World Tour,</i> 2005. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries July 16:</b> Hilary Knight, <i>Eloise with Valentine,</i> watercolor, ink & pencil, 2015. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries July 16:</b> Howard Pyle, <i>It was a Comrade from His Own Regiment,</i> oil on canvas, for <i>Harper’s Monthly Magazine,</i> 1909. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries July 16:</b><br>Coby Whitmore, <i>‘Poor baby! You want me so much,’ she said,</i> acrylic, for <i>The Saturday Evening Post,</i> 1968. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries July 16:</b><br>Al Hirschfeld, <i>Charley’s Aunt,</i> pen & ink, for the Broadway revival, <i>The New York Times,</i> 1940. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries July 16:</b><br>Erté, <i>Décor de Laideronnette,</i> gouache set design for third movement of <i>Mother Goose,</i> 1949. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries July 16:</b> Vince McIndoe, <i>Villainous Last Supper, DC Comics,</i> oil on canvas, 2016. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries July 16:</b> Arthur Getz, <i>Rooftop Party,</i> casein tempera, cover illustration for <i>The New Yorker,</i> 1970. $2,000 to $3,000.