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RBH: 14 Auctions archived, 32 upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday, 10 February 2018; 6 sales denominated euros, 2 in British pounds, and 6 in US dollars were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database. Turnover was $1,949,697 as 4,584 lots were offered and 3,863 sold for an 84% success rate.  This was the lull before the storm.  The auction schedule is beginning to fill.

 

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


Audap and MirabaudOld and Modern Prints, Ancient and Modern Books, Comic on February 2nd: 165.85% 
BonhamsTravel and Exploration on February 7th: 125.53% 


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

Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 1/28 on February 4th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 1/30 on February 6th: 97.88% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 1/28 on February 4th: 97.24% 
North American Auction CompanyEarly Western, Firearms, & Historic Auction on February 3rd: 95.51% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 1/7 on February 4th: 95.18% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on February 3rd: 94.70% 
Audap and MirabaudOld and Modern Prints, Ancient and Modern Books, Comic on February 2nd: 90.15% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on February 6th: 88.04% 
Chiswick AuctionsPrinted Books and Manuscripts on January 31st: 84.50% 
Binoche et GiquelloAncient and Modern Books (Gruaz Library) Part 1 (chez DeBaecque) on January 31st: 83.39% 
BonhamsTravel and Exploration on February 7th: 82.00% 

  

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Audap and Mirabaud Nouveau théâtre du Monde ou Nouvel Atlas comprenant les tables et descriptions de toutes les régions de la Terre. on February 2nd Actual price: USD $65,413.
  2. Bonhams A group of 35 vintage gelatin silver and platinum contact prints depicting the British Antarctic Expedition, or 'Terra Nova Expedition', led by Robert Falcon Scott, [1910-1911] on February 7th Actual price: USD $45,175.
  3. Bonhams A Cavern beneath the Coastal Ice Cliffs, [1911-1914] on February 7th Actual price: USD $33,013.
  4. Bonhams Album containing 108 photographs of California, Singapore, Istanbul, Sri Lanka, China, India, and elsewhere, 1867-1870 on February 7th Actual price: USD $31,275.
  5. Audap and Mirabaud Le Cabinet du Roi. Recueil de 139 estampes, toutes gravées vers 1685-1690, sur grand papier vergé filigrané. on February 2nd Actual price: USD $28,903.
  6. Bonhams Lotus floe 'neath the Barrier Brink, [1911-1914] on February 7th Actual price: USD $20,850.
  7. Bonhams An Antarctic Mushroom, [1913] on February 7th Actual price: USD $16,506.
  8. Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH Collection d‘Imitations de Dessins d‘après les Principaux Maîtres Hollandais et Flamands, on December 8th Actual price: USD $15,808.
  9. Bonhams Album containing 47 photographs of Hawaiian royalty and scenes, [1874-1877] on February 7th Actual price: USD $14,769.
  10. Binoche et Giquello BIBLE DU XVe SIÈCLE. BIBLIA LATINA. on January 31st Actual price: USD $13,858.
  11. Audap and Mirabaud Les Douze Tribus d'Israël. Hommage à Israël pour son 25 ème anniversaire. on February 2nd Actual price: USD $13,387.
  12. Audap and Mirabaud Rotoreliefs 1935 - 1959. on February 2nd Actual price: USD $12,930.
  13. Bonhams H.M.S. Terror off a spectacular iceberg, apparently in the Davis Strait, between Canada and Greenland on February 7th Actual price: USD $12,163.
  14. Audap and Mirabaud Phonofilm on February 2nd Actual price: USD $11,409.
  15. Audap and Mirabaud Aurore ; Crépuscule on February 2nd Actual price: USD $11,409.
  16. Audap and Mirabaud Champagne Ruinart on February 2nd Actual price: USD $10,649.
  17. Bonhams Dog Team Resting by an Iceberg, [1911] on February 7th Actual price: USD $10,425.
  18. Bonhams HMS Resolution and Discovery at Morea; The Resolution and Discovery off Huaheine each 43.8 x 60.3cm (17 1/4 x 23 3/4in)(image).(2) both unframed on February 7th Actual price: USD $10,425.
  19. Binoche et Giquello LES CLAVICULES DE RABI SALOMON, traduites exactement du texte Hébreu en François. on January 31st Actual price: USD $10,236.
  20. Audap and Mirabaud Chocolat idéal on February 2nd Actual price: USD $9,127.
  21. Bonhams GIRAUDIER (BALTASAR) Expedicio?n a Jolo? 1876: bocetos del cronista del Diario de Manila, [?Madrid, J.M. Mateu, 1877] on February 7th Actual price: USD $8,688.
  22. Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH Mekka. 2 Textbände (ohne den Atlasband). on December 8th Actual price: USD $8,524.
  23. Heritage Auctions Russ Heath and Terry Austin Star Trek: Passage to Moauv #PR-25 Partial Story Original Art Group of 3 (Peter Pan, 1975). on February 4th Actual price: USD $8,365.
  24. Bonhams The Terra Nova at the Ice Foot, Cape Evans, [1911] on February 7th Actual price: USD $8,340.
  25. Binoche et Giquello LE COMMENTAIRE ROYAL, OU L'HISTOIRE DES YNCAS, ROYS DU PERU. on February 1st Actual price: USD $7,874.





14 total sales reported this week:

Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH. Books and Art on December 8th: 44.77%
Binoche et Giquello. Autographs, Manuscripts on February 7th: 75.63%
Bonhams. Travel and Exploration on February 7th: 82.00%
North American Auction Company. Early Western, Firearms, & Historic Auction on February 3rd: 95.51%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on February 6th: 88.04%
Audap and Mirabaud. Old and Modern Prints, Ancient and Modern Books, Comic on February 2nd: 90.15%
Binoche et Giquello. Ancient and Modern Books (Gruaz Library) Part 2 (chez DeBaecque) on February 1st: 77.59%
Binoche et Giquello. Ancient and Modern Books (Gruaz Library) Part 1 (chez DeBaecque) on January 31st: 83.39%
Chiswick Auctions. Printed Books and Manuscripts on January 31st: 84.50%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 1/30 on February 6th: 97.88%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 1/28 on February 4th: 97.24%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 1/28 on February 4th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 1/7 on February 4th: 95.18%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on February 3rd: 94.70% 

 

For the week ahead 32 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Feb. 12th
Skinner. Boston. Robinson Collection Online - bidstart 2/1. 98 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 61 lots
Rossini. Paris. Online Auction - Prints and Lithographs - Online bidstart 2/2. 33 lots
Winter Associates. Plainville, CT . Prints. 55 lots

Tue. Feb. 13th
Il Ponte. Milan. Interior Decoration - Prints - Sessions 1 and 2. 27 lots
Kedem Auction. Jerusalem . Judaica - Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters, Ceremonial Art. 384 lots
PosterConnection Inc.. Clayton. Affordable Posters. 407 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 2/6. 693 lots

Wed. Feb. 14th
Bonhams. London. The Gentleman's Library Sale - Books and Prints. 22 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books Online. 181 lots
Lyon and Turnbull. Edinburgh. Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Photographs. 547 lots
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. COLLECTION OF A BIBLIOPHILE - PRECIOUS BOOKS & MANUSCRIPTS 1478-1977. 165 lots
Pandolfini. Florence . Books, Manuscripts and Autographs. 143 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper. 145 lots
Il Ponte. Milan. Interior Decoration - Prints - Sessions 3 and 4. 42 lots

Thu. Feb. 15th
Sothebys. London. Erotic: Passion and Desire. 24 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Icons & Images: Photographs & Photobooks. 321 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Prince - Internet bidstart 2/8. 225 lots
ALDE. Paris. Old Books and 19th Century. 325 lots
Il Ponte. Milan. Interior Decoration - Prints - Sessions 5 and 6. 27 lots

Fri. Feb. 16th
Copley Fine Art Auctions. Boston. Sporting Art - Prints. 41 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Political Memorabilia, Including the Daniel Schofield Collection. 241 lots
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. 75172 Pforzheim. Books. 5616 lots
Il Ponte. Milan. Interior Decoration - Prints - Sessions 7 and 8. 48 lots

Sat. Feb. 17th
Aspire Auctions. Cleveland. Art Prints - Online bidstart 2/9. 10 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Winter Market Auction - Prints and Books. 37 lots
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books.
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Hudson. Fine Auction. 31 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 156 lots

Sun. Feb. 18th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 2/11.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 2/11.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 1/21. 348 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Ian Fleming, <i>Goldfinger,</i> first edition, inscribed to Sir Henry Cotton, MBE, London, 1959. Sold for $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Joseph Brant, Mohawk Chief, ALS, writing after pledging support to King George III against American rebels, 1776. Sold for a record $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Sonia Delaunay, <i>Ses Peintures</i> . . ., 20 pochoir plates, Paris, 1925. Sold for a record $13,750.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Diana, Princess of Wales, 6 autograph letters signed to British <i>Vogue</i> editor, 1989-92. Sold for $10,400.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Alexander Hamilton, ALS, as Secretary of the Treasury covering costs of the new U.S. Mint, 1793. Sold for $12,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Benjamin Graham & David L. Dodd, <i>Security Analysis,</i> first edition, inscribed by Graham to a Wall Street trader, NY, 1934. Sold for $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> George Barbier & François-Louis Schmied, <i>Personnages de Comédie,</i> Paris, 1922. Sold for $9,375.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Alphonse Mucha, <i>Ilsée, Princesse de Tripoli,</i> Paris, 1897. Sold for a record $13,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Ralph Waldo Emerson, <i>The Dial,</i> first edition of the reconstituted issue, Emerson’s copy with inscriptions, Cincinnati, 1860. Sold for a record $3,250.
  • <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> Rackham, Arthur. <i>Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens.</i> 1/500 copies signed by Rackham. Sold for $4,825.
    <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>Christie’s London, Jul. 9:</b> Pushkin, Alexander. <i>Evgenii Onegin. A novel in verse.</i> A first edition of the most important work in Russian literature in its original parts, 1825–32. £120,000 to £160,000
    <b>Christie’s London, Jul. 9:</b> Gogol, Nikolai. <i>Evenings on a Farm near Dikanka.</i> A rare first edition of Gogol's first masterpiece, 1831–32. £70,000 to £100,000
    <b>Christie’s London, Jul. 9:</b> Darwin, Charles Robert. <i>On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection.</i> First edition, owned and read by two contemporaries of Darwin. London: John Murray, 1859. £140,000 to £200,000
    <b>Christie’s London, Jul. 9:</b> Galilei, Galileo. <i>Sidereus Nuncius.</i> First edition, announcing the first astronomical discoveries made with the telescope. Venice: Tommaso Baglioni, [March] 1610. £300,000 to £500,000
    <b>Christie’s London, Jul. 9:</b> The seal of Wulfric. England, first half 11th century. £70,000 to £100,000
    <b>Christie’s London, Jul. 9:</b> Bible, <i>Ezechiel</i> in Latin. [Northern Italy, 5th century]. £120,000 to £180,000
    <b>Christie’s London, Jul. 9:</b> Blaeu, Jan and Willem Blaeu. <i>Grooten Atlas [Atlas Major]</i>. Amsterdam: Johannes Blaeu, 1664. £450,000 to £650,000
    <b>Christie’s London, Jul. 9:</b> Petites Heures of Charles VIII use of Paris, in Latin. An exquisite Hours illuminated by the Master of the Chronique Scandaleuse. [Paris, 1490s]. £300,000 to £500,000
  • <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