• <center><b>Case Antiques<br>Two-Day Winter Auction<br>Jan. 30 & 31, 2021</b>
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> Rare 1778 Engraved map of Colonial Philadelphia after George Heap (1714-1752) and Nicholas Scull (1687-1761). $10,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> Author signed and inscribed <i>THE FOUNTAINHEAD,</i> stated First Edition, by Ayn Rand, published by The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Indianapolis, New York, 1943. $2,000 to $2,400.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> John James Audubon (American, 1785-1851) hand-colored aquatint engraving, "Yellow-billed Magpie, Stellers Jay, Ultramarine Jay and Clark's Crow," Plate Number CCCLXII. $1,800 to $2,200.
    <center><b>Case Antiques<br>Two-Day Winter Auction<br>Jan. 30 & 31, 2021</b>
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> Andrew Jackson (1767-1845) autograph letter, signed, as President, to Nathan Reid detailing Jackson’s intervention on behalf of Reid's grandson. $1,800 to $2,200.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> Edward Steichen (Luxembourg/American, 1879-1973) portfolio of photographs, "The Early Years 1900-1927, 12 Hand-Gravure Prints" #41/1000, printed in 1981. $1,400 to $1,600.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, TLS, one-page typed letter on The White House, Washington, D.C., stationary to John Marshall Butler. $1,400 to $1,600.
    <center><b>Case Antiques<br>Two-Day Winter Auction<br>Jan. 30 & 31, 2021</b>
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> Two Pre-Civil War slave related letters, including one written by Mariah, a female domestic slave of James Vincent Musgrove (1814-1890) to her daughter. $1,000 to $1,200.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> Two author signed and inscribed Ayn Rand related books, including one Rand signed <i>WE THE LIVING,</i> London 1940 edition. $1,000 to $1,200.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> PLAN DE LA VILLE DE MEMPHIS (ETATS-UNIS) 40,000 HABITANTS pen and ink with watercolor hand drawn drainage system map, circa 1870. $700 to $900.
    <center><b>Case Antiques<br>Two-Day Winter Auction<br>Jan. 30 & 31, 2021</b>
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> Scarce Mezzotint portrait of Thomas Pownall, Colonial Governor of the Province of Massachusetts Bay (1757-1760) and South Carolina (1760). $600 to $700.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> VIEW OF NORFOLK FROM COSPORT, VIRGINIA, John Hill, engraver, after John Shaw (U.K., 1776-1832). $600 to $700.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> THE BURNING OF THE MERCHANT'S EXCHANGE, NEW YORK CITY -THE GREAT FIRE OF DECEMBER, 1835. Scarce color lithograph, a 1909 reissue of the original 1836 print. $500 to $700.
  • <center><b>Il Ponte Casa d'Aste<br>Books and Manuscripts<br>26 January 2021</b>
    <center><b>Il Ponte Casa d'Aste<br>Books and Manuscripts<br>26 January 2021</b>
    <center><b>Il Ponte Casa d'Aste<br>Books and Manuscripts<br>26 January 2021</b>
  • <b><center>Christie’s<br>Paul Destribats:<br>Une Bibliothèque des Avant-gardes<br>Part III<br>2-3 and 4 February 2021</b>
    <b><center>Christie’s<br>Paul Destribats:<br>Une Bibliothèque des Avant-gardes<br>Part III<br>2-3 and 4 February 2021</b>
    <b><center>Christie’s<br>Paul Destribats:<br>Une Bibliothèque des Avant-gardes<br>Part III<br>2-3 and 4 February 2021</b>
    <b><center>Christie’s<br>Paul Destribats:<br>Une Bibliothèque des Avant-gardes<br>Part III<br>2-3 and 4 February 2021</b>
  • <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>and Works on Paper<br>28 January 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Schedel (Hartmann). <i>Liber Chronicarum,</i> first edition, Nuremberg, Anton Koberger for Sebald Schreyer and Sebastian Kammermeister, 1493. £30,000 to £50,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> [Greek Orthodox Church].- <i>Menaion,</i> manuscript in Greek, on paper, in Greek letters, [Eastern Mediterranean], [c. 1400]. £5,000 to £7,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> American Revolution.- Loyalist's cow powder horn, engraved with the cypher "GR" for George III surmounted by a crown, an inscription, and on reverse an engraving of the "North River" [Hudson River], 1777. £5,000 to £7,000.
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>and Works on Paper<br>28 January 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Illuminated prayer book.- <i>Maria Carcer y Trigueros... Santa Misa y Oraciones,</i> illuminated manuscript in Spanish, on paper, [c. 1850]. £5,000 to £7,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Hardy (Thomas). <i>The Mayor of Casterbridge,</i> 2 vol., first edition in book form, original cloth, 1886. £2,000 to £3,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> [Austen (Jane)]. <i>Emma: A Novel,</i> first edition, Printed for John Murray, 1816. £7,000 to £10,000.
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>and Works on Paper<br>28 January 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Brontë (Charlotte). <i>Jane Eyre. An Autobiography,</i> 3 vol., first edition, Smith, Elder and Co., 1847. £10,000 to £15,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Cruikshank (George). <i>The Road to the Derby,</i> one of two proof copies, Raphael Tuck & Sons, 1882. £600 to £800.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Meunier (Charles, binder).- Gruel (Leon). <i>Manuel Historique et Bibliographique de l'Amateur de Reliures,</i> 2 vol., Paris, 1887.-1905. £3,000 to £4,000.
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>and Works on Paper<br>28 January 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Burne-Jones (Sir Edward). <i>The Work of Edward Burne-Jones,</i> edited by Philip Burne-Jones, one of 200 copies, [c.1900]. £4,000 to £6,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Nazraeli Press.- <i>Six by Six,</i> 36 vol. [a complete set], one of 100 sets, each with signed photograph, Portland, Or., 2010-16. £10,000 to £15,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Australasia.- Péron (Francois) and Freycinet. <i>Voyage de Découvertes aux Terres Australes,</i> 5 vol. including Atlas, second edition, Paris, 1824. £6,000 to £8,000.

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Weekly Auction Update: 26 Auctions Archived, 36 Up this Week

For the week ended Saturday, 17 March 2018, 26 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 9 denominated in euros, 5 in British pounds, and 12 in US dollars.  Turnover was $8,192,490 as 8,531 lots were offered and 6,375 sold for a 75% success rate.

 


For the week ahead 36 auctions in the rare book, manuscripts, maps and ephemera are scheduled.

 

2 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Swann Galleries19th and 20th Century Prints and Drawings on March 13th: $2,605,863 
JA Stargardt AutographenhandlungIII. Fine Arts IV. Music on March 13th: $1,272,936



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

ChristiesNoble House and Private Collections on March 14th: 253.13% 
JA Stargardt AutographenhandlungI. Literature II. Science on March 13th: 169.04% 
JA Stargardt AutographenhandlungIII. Fine Arts IV. Music on March 13th: 165.86% 
SothebysThe Political Cartoon Collection of Jeffrey Archer on March 14th: 150.23% 
JA Stargardt AutographenhandlungV. History on March 14th: 126.27% 
Heritage AuctionsThe David and Janice Frent Collection of Political & Presidential Americana, Part 2 on March 10th: 107.23% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on March 13th: 104.14% 


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

ChristiesNoble House and Private Collections on March 14th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 3/4 on March 11th: 99.43% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 3/6 on March 13th: 98.59% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 3/4 on March 11th: 98.13% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 2/11 on March 11th: 95.88% 
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Societybooks on March 9th: 90.42% 
Heritage AuctionsThe David and Janice Frent Collection of Political & Presidential Americana, Part 2 on March 10th: 89.81% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on March 13th: 89.53% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on March 14th: 89.39% 
JA Stargardt AutographenhandlungIII. Fine Arts IV. Music on March 13th: 86.52% 
JA Stargardt AutographenhandlungI. Literature II. Science on March 13th: 86.30% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Collection of Russian photographs, vintage Soviet posters & works by Alexander Rodchen on March 15th: 82.26% 

EldredsAntiques and Fine Art - Books and Prints on March 10th: 81.25%  

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung Eigenh. Musikmanuskript mit Widmung u. U. Wien 26.IV.1827. 4 S. quer-8o (ca. 10 × 15,5 cm), 6-zeilig. Schwarz-braune Tinte. Leicht gebräunt. Einriss in unterer Bugfalte (ca. 2,5 cm). Mit Nadelspuren in den oberen Ecken. Winziger Randeinriss am Oberrand a on March 13th Actual price: USD $246,738.
  2. RR Auction Steve Jobs Signed Job Application on March 15th Actual price: USD $174,757.
  3. JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung Das REHBERG-ALBUM mit 26 Zeichnungen, Aquarellen und Gouachen von Künstlern aus dem Kreis um August Ke s t n e r (1777 – 1853). Rom um 1830. 58 S. quer-folio (21,5 × 29 cm), die Werke an den Ecken montiert oder eingesteckt. Pergamentband der Zeit mit farb on March 13th Actual price: USD $116,112.
  4. Swann Galleries House by a River. on March 13th Actual price: USD $100,000.
  5. JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung Eigenh. Musikmanuskript. 2 S. großes Hochformat, 26- bzw. 25-zeilig. Schwarze Tinte, Hinzufügung in Rot (Kreuzzeichen, Takt 39). Winzige Randeinrisse, Klammerspuren am Kopf undFuß on March 13th Actual price: USD $87,084.
  6. JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung Eigenh. Musikmanuskript mit e. Widmung u. U. auf dem Titel. London 2.IX.1846. Titelblatt (schwach berieben) und 21?6 S. Hochformat, 12-zeilig. Auf gedrucktem Notenpapier. Leicht gebräunt. Einige Randläsuren on March 13th Actual price: USD $84,181.
  7. Swann Galleries La Colombe. on March 13th Actual price: USD $67,500.
  8. Sothebys 'MR CHURCHILL'  on March 14th Actual price: USD $66,500.
  9. Sothebys CONSEQUENCES OF A SUCCESSFUL FRENCH INVASION... OR... WE FLY ON THE WINGS OF THE WIND TO SAVE THE IRISH CATHOLICS FROM PERSECUTION' on March 14th Actual price: USD $66,500.
  10. Swann Galleries Téte de jeune femme. on March 13th Actual price: USD $50,000.
  11. Swann Galleries Femme nue, trois quarts, debout. on March 13th Actual price: USD $50,000.
  12. JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung Eigenh. Musikmanuskript, am Schluss datiert „Berlin am 16 Juny 1827“. 31?3 S. Hochformat, 16-zeilig. Etwas gebräunt und fleckig. on March 13th Actual price: USD $49,348.
  13. Swann Galleries New York Nocturne. on March 13th Actual price: USD $47,500.
  14. JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung Eigenh. Musikmanuskript mit Namenszug „Frz. Schubert m[anu]p[ropria]“. Februar 1823. 3 S. Querformat (ca. 24 x 31 cm), 16-zeilig. Braune Tinte. Mit Anmerkungen von fremder Hand(Tinte, Rötel und Blei). Kräftiges Papier. Leicht gebräunt, minimal staubflecki on March 13th Actual price: USD $46,445.
  15. JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung 2 e. Br. m. U. und 7 Br. m. U. on March 13th Actual price: USD $46,445.
  16. Sothebys PRIME MINISTERS IN MY DAY - AND MOSTLY TREMENDOUS LUMINARIES IN THEIRS' on March 14th Actual price: USD $45,500.
  17. Pierre Berge and Associes Très important ensemble d'environ 190 photographies panoramiques, obtenues avec l'appareil Kodak, de son expédition vers la Banquise, 1907 on March 14th Actual price: USD $43,122.
  18. RR Auction Steve Jobs Signed Apple Mac OS X Manual on March 15th Actual price: USD $41,807.
  19. Swann Galleries Sans Titre (Transparence). on March 13th Actual price: USD $40,000.
  20. Swann Galleries El sueño (La noche de los pobres). on March 13th Actual price: USD $40,000.
  21. Sothebys DRAUGHTING A BILL AT THE BOARD OF TRADE' ('MR CHURCHILL: "OH, I UNDERSTAND ALL THESE FIGURES, RIGHT ENOUGH. WHAT WE'VE GOT TO DO, GENTLEMEN, IS TO PUT SOME - ER - HUMANISING GINGER INTO 'EM"') on March 14th Actual price: USD $38,500.
  22. Sothebys NUTS TO CRACK' on March 14th Actual price: USD $38,500.
  23. Swann Galleries Six American Etchings, Series I. on March 13th Actual price: USD $37,500.
  24. Swann Galleries Half Figure. on March 13th Actual price: USD $35,000.
  25. Swann Galleries Maja Negra. on March 13th Actual price: USD $35,000.


26 total sales reported this week:

RR Auction. Pop Culture - Internet Bidstart 3/8 on March 15th: 51.52%
JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung. V. History on March 14th: 78.64%
JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung. III. Fine Arts IV. Music on March 13th: 86.52%
JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung. I. Literature II. Science on March 13th: 86.30%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on March 16th: 76.64%
Freemans. Asian Arts - Woodblock Prints on March 16th: 45.00%
Soler Y Llach. Antiquarian Books and Manuscripts on March 15th: 36.51%
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. books on March 9th: 90.42%
Artcurial. May '68 in 500 Posters on March 13th: 59.38%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Collection of Russian photographs, vintage Soviet posters & works by Alexander Rodchen on March 15th: 82.26%
Pierre Berge and Associes. Photographs on March 14th: 32.80%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on March 14th: 89.39%
Sothebys. The Political Cartoon Collection of Jeffrey Archer on March 14th: 77.33%
Christies. Noble House and Private Collections on March 14th: 100.00%
Rossini. SALE ART ADVERTISING: POSTERS - ENAMELLED PLATES - BOXES AND LITHOGRAPHED SHEETS - CARDBOARD - POS on March 6th: 66.26%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 3/6 on March 13th: 98.59%
Forum Auctions in Italy. Online Sale: Ancient and Rare Books, including volumes from the private library of Giorgio Petrocchi on March 13th: 73.33%
Swann Galleries. 19th and 20th Century Prints and Drawings on March 13th: 72.70%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on March 13th: 89.53%
Michaans Auctions. Gallery Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs on March 10th: 60.38%
Eldreds. Antiques and Fine Art - Books and Prints on March 10th: 81.25%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 2/11 on March 11th: 95.88%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 3/4 on March 11th: 99.43%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 3/4 on March 11th: 98.13%
Heritage Auctions. The David and Janice Frent Collection of Political & Presidential Americana, Part 2 on March 10th: 89.81%
Old World Auctions. Antique Maps, Globes, Charts, Atlases & Vintage Graphics - online bidstart 1/24 on February 7th: 68.45%


For the week ahead 36 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Mar. 19th
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Books, Autographs. 95 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 71 lots
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Books. 304 lots

Tue. Mar. 20th
Sothebys. London. Made in Britain - Prints. 96 lots
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Chadds Ford, PA . Spring Quarterly Catalog. 28 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Books. 177 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 2/13. 533 lots

Wed. Mar. 21st
Bonhams. London. Fine Books and Manuscripts. 405 lots
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. Old and Modern Books.
Purcell Auctioneers. Birr. Shop and Pub Signs and Memorabilia. 213 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Editions and Works on Paper.
Ader. PARIS. Judaica. 296 lots

Thu. Mar. 22nd
Forum Auctions. London. Fine Books and Works on Paper. 602 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Autographs. 258 lots
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. Autographs - Stamps - Photographs.
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Americana - Travel & Exploration - World History - Cartography . 435 lots
Nye & Company Auctioneers. Bloomfield. March Backyard Auction - Books, Prints. 42 lots

Fri. Mar. 23rd
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Old Master Prints. 43 lots
Beaussant Lefevre. Paris. STAMPS - PHOTOGRAPHS - MANUSCRIPTS & BOOKS. 281 lots
Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH. Berlin-Schoneberg. Rare Books, Old and Modern Art, Antiques. 546 lots

Sat. Mar. 24th
Brunk Auctions. Asheville, NC . Premier Catalogue Auction - Prints, Books. 40 lots
OSENAT. FONTAINEBLEAU. Classic Cars, Automobilia. 34 lots
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Spring Estates Auction. 56 lots
Addison and Sarova. Macon. Rare Books, Manuscripts and Ephemera. 186 lots
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Hudson. Exposition Auction - Books and Prints. 49 lots
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Fine Art - Prints. 171 lots
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Lee's Summit . Americana and Advertising.
Ferraton. Bruxelles. Modern and Contemporary Art - Prints and Photographs.
Leland Little Auctions. Hillsborough, NC. Prints.
Potomack Company. Alexandria. Asian, European and American Works of Art - Prints.

Sun. Mar. 25th
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Fine Art - Prints. 65 lots
OSENAT. FONTAINEBLEAU. The Empire, Historical Memories. 68 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 3/18.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 3/18.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 2/25. 276 lots
OSENAT. FONTAINEBLEAU. The Empire at Fontainebleau - Books and Manuscripts. 55 lots

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RBH and AE

  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Joseph F. Kernan, <i>College Football,</i> oil on canvas, <i>The Saturday Evening Post</i> cover, 1932. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Joseph C. Leyendecker, <i>Golfer Lighting a Cigarette,</i> oil on canvas, c.1920. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Howard Chandler Christy, <i>In the Field,</i> charcoal & watercolor, published in <i>Scribner’s,</i> 1902. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> N.C. Wyeth, <i>Standish Reading,</i> pen & ink, for <i>The Courtship of Miles Standish,</i> 1920. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Johnanna Stewart Mapes, <i>A Fairy Book,</i> conté crayon, for <i>St. Nicholas Magazine,</i> 1907. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Arnold Lobel, pen & ink, for <i>The Frog & Toad Coloring Book,</i> 1981. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Antonio Lopez, <i>Today’s Fashions,</i> study for <i>The New York Times,</i> 1981. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Charles Schulz, <i>“I’ll have to go back to the house…I forgot my rubbers…”</i> pen & ink, original 4-panel <i>Peanuts comic,</i> 1960. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Constantin Alajalov, <i>Family Tree,</i> watercolor and gouache, cover for <i>The New Yorker,</i> 1938. Estimate $3,000 to $4,000.