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Rare Book Hub: 34 Auctions Archived this Week, 24 New Sales this Week

For the week ended Saturday 7 April 2018 34 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 10 denominated in euros, 6 in British pounds, and 18 in US dollars.  Turnover was $17,955,333 as 7,327 lots were offered and 6,038 sold for an 82% success rate.  There is strength in the rooms these days.

 

For the week ahead 24 auctions are scheduled.

 

4 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 


ChristiesPrints and Multiples on March 28th: $5,294,463 
ChristiesPhotographs on April 6th: $3,432,000 
Arader GalleriesAudubon Prints, and Rare Books on March 31st: $2,406,915 
ChristiesThe Yamakawa Collection on April 6th: $1,683,375 

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

Chiswick AuctionsBooks from the Library of Giancarlo Beltrame, Part II on March 29th: 149.27% 
FerratonModern and Contemporary Art - Prints and Photographs on March 24th: 148.35% 
Kedem AuctionJewish and Israeli History and Culture on March 20th: 145.90% 
Chiswick AuctionsThe Warrens Library and a Fine Collection of Maps & Atlases on March 28th: 144.31% 
OSENATThe Empire at Fontainebleau - Books and Manuscripts on March 25th: 138.90% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on April 3rd: 134.79% 
Cowans AuctionsAmerican Indian and Western Art: Live Salesroom Auction on April 6th: 115.15% 
OSENATThe Empire, Historical Memories on March 25th: 112.92% 
Swann GalleriesPrinted and Manuscript African Americana on March 29th: 107.82% 
Forum AuctionsForum Auctions @ Artsy: Select Urban Editions on March 29th: 104.20% 
ChristiesThe Yamakawa Collection on April 6th: 100.98% 


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

Cowans AuctionsAmerican Indian and Western Art: Live Salesroom Auction on April 6th: 100.00% 
National Book AuctionsBooks and Ephemera – 16th Century, Firsts, Space, Lankes, etc. on March 17th: 100.00% 
Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersAntonio Lopez: The Art of Fashion on March 26th: 100.00% 
Leland Little AuctionsPrints on March 24th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 3/27 on April 3rd: 99.67% 
Chiswick AuctionsBooks from the Library of Giancarlo Beltrame, Part II on March 29th: 99.18% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 3/4 on April 1st: 98.25% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 3/25 on April 1st: 98.23% 
ChristiesThe Yamakawa Collection on April 6th: 95.45% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 3/25 on April 1st: 94.59% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Engravings and Lithographs - Works on Paper on March 31st: 92.00% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on April 3rd: 91.04% 
Chiswick AuctionsThe Warrens Library and a Fine Collection of Maps & Atlases on March 28th: 90.08% 
ChristiesPrints and Multiples on March 28th: 85.65% 
FerratonModern and Contemporary Art - Prints and Photographs on March 24th: 84.94% 

AderIllustrated Modern Books: Dr. Yves Gogue Collection on March 29th: 84.33%  

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Christies A box of ten photographs on April 6th Actual price: USD $792,500.
  2. Christies Dovima with Elephants, Evening Dress by Dior, Cirque d'Hiver, Paris, 1955 on April 6th Actual price: USD $456,500.
  3. Christies Vampire II on March 28th Actual price: USD $418,418.
  4. Arader Galleries Geographie opus novissima traductione e Graecorum archtypis castigatissme pressum. on March 31st Actual price: USD $366,000.
  5. Arader Galleries The Natural History of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama Islands: Containing the Figures of Birds, Beasts, Fishes, Serpents, Insects, and Plants; Particularly the Forest-Trees, Shrubs, and other Plants, not hitherto Described… on March 31st Actual price: USD $366,000.
  6. Christies Melencolia I on March 28th Actual price: USD $264,375.
  7. Christies Aspens, Northern New Mexico, 1958 on April 6th Actual price: USD $250,000.
  8. Christies Pluto on March 28th Actual price: USD $220,313.
  9. Arader Galleries Voyage Pittoresque Autour de Monde, avec des portraits de sauvages d'Amérique, d'Asie, d'Afrique, et des iles du Grand Ocean; des Paysages, des Vues Maritimes, et plusieurs objets d'histoire naturelle; Accompagné de Descriptions par M. on March 31st Actual price: USD $213,500.
  10. Arader Galleries The Birds of Great Britain. on March 31st Actual price: USD $183,000.
  11. Christies A Bigger Green Valley on March 28th Actual price: USD $176,250.
  12. Christies Recueil de Quatre-Vingt-Cinq Estampes originales, Têtes, Paysages et différents Sujet, dessinées et gravées par Rembrandt on March 28th Actual price: USD $176,250.
  13. Christies Parade – Hoboken, New Jersey, 1955 on April 6th Actual price: USD $150,000.
  14. Christies Minotaure aveugle guidé par une Fillette dans la Nuit, from: La Suite Vollard on March 28th Actual price: USD $141,000.
  15. Chiswick Auctions Manuscript Portolan Chart on Vellum of Europe on March 28th Actual price: USD $132,188.
  16. Christies Reptiles on March 28th Actual price: USD $132,188.
  17. OSENAT Ensemble d'environ 1300 pièces montées dans 6 forts volumes grand in-folio, maroquin bleu nuit, on March 25th Actual price: USD $130,688.
  18. Bonhams Girl Behind Bottle, New York (Jean Patchett) on April 6th Actual price: USD $125,000.
  19. Christies Calla Lily, 1986 on April 6th Actual price: USD $118,750.
  20. Christies Candlestick Point on April 6th Actual price: USD $118,750.
  21. Christies The Arrival of Spring in Woldgate, East Yorkshire in 2011 (twenty eleven) – 2 January 2011 on March 28th Actual price: USD $109,275.
  22. Chiswick Auctions West Indische Paskaert waer in de graden de breedde over weder zijden vande middellijn wassende...rare and historic Atlantic sea chart printed on vellum on March 28th Actual price: USD $105,750.
  23. Christies Self Portrait: Reflection on March 28th Actual price: USD $96,938.
  24. Christies Snakes on March 28th Actual price: USD $96,938.
  25. Arader Galleries Catlin's North American Indian Portfolio. Hunting Scenes and Amusements of the Rocky Mountains and Prairies of America. on March 31st Actual price: USD $87,840.



34 total sales reported this week:

Cowans Auctions. American Indian and Western Art: Live Salesroom Auction on April 6th: 100.00%
Christies. Photographs on April 6th: 68.02%
Christies. The Yamakawa Collection on April 6th: 95.45%
Bonhams. 100 Photographs on April 6th: 54.00%
PBA Galleries. Fine & Rare Books on April 5th: 67.76%
Dorotheum . Globes on April 4th: 61.54%
Chiswick Auctions. Books from the Library of Giancarlo Beltrame, Part II on March 29th: 99.18%
Leland Little Auctions. Prints on March 24th: 100.00%
Artcurial. Prints and Illustrated Books on March 28th: 68.00%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 3/27 on April 3rd: 99.67%
Chiswick Auctions. The Warrens Library and a Fine Collection of Maps & Atlases on March 28th: 90.08%
Chiswick Auctions. Autographs and Memorabilia on March 28th: 64.49%
Grays Auctioneers. Fine Art - Prints on March 28th: 44.58%
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Live Ending Online Auction - Prints on March 28th: 71.43%
ALDE. The Life of an Amateur on March 28th: 64.67%
Forum Auctions. Forum Auctions @ Artsy: Select Urban Editions on March 29th: 77.50%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on April 3rd: 91.04%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Engravings and Lithographs - Works on Paper on March 31st: 92.00%
Trafford Books. Books on February 28th: 75.40%
Ferraton. Modern and Contemporary Art - Prints and Photographs on March 24th: 84.94%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 3/4 on April 1st: 98.25%
Swann Galleries. Printed and Manuscript African Americana on March 29th: 78.65%
Ader. Illustrated Modern Books: Dr. Yves Gogue Collection on March 29th: 84.33%
Ader. Envelopes of Artists: Pierre-Stéphane Proust Collection on March 27th: 32.97%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Antonio Lopez: The Art of Fashion on March 26th: 100.00%
OSENAT. The Empire, Historical Memories on March 25th: 67.65%
OSENAT. The Empire at Fontainebleau - Books and Manuscripts on March 25th: 76.36%
OSENAT. Automobilia - Books and Prints on March 24th: 76.47%
Christies. Prints and Multiples on March 28th: 85.65%
National Book Auctions. Books and Ephemera – 16th Century, Firsts, Space, Lankes, etc. on March 17th: 100.00%
Kedem Auction. Jewish and Israeli History and Culture on March 20th: 76.61%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 3/25 on April 1st: 94.59%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 3/25 on April 1st: 98.23%
Arader Galleries. Audubon Prints, and Rare Books on March 31st: 57.93%


For the week ahead 24 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Apr. 9th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 86 lots
Vermot de Pas. Paris. NASA Photographs. 149 lots

Tue. Apr. 10th
Sothebys. New York. Photographs. 162 lots
Sothebys. New York. A Beautiful Life: Photographs from the Collection of Leland Hirsch. 51 lots
Audap and Mirabaud. PARIS. Press Drawings. 379 lots
University Archives. Westport. Outstanding Selection of Autographed Documents, Manuscripts, Photos, Books & Relics. 254 lots
Aguttes. Neuilly-sur-Seine . Modern and Contemporary Photographs. 89 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 4/3. 418 lots

Wed. Apr. 11th
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books, Maps and Documents. 586 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper. 154 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet bidstart 3/16. 1022 lots
Trafford Books. Manchester. Books. 167 lots

Thu. Apr. 12th
Swann Galleries. New York. Printed and Manuscript Americana. 324 lots
Christies. London - King Street. Interiors including Faringdon House, Oxfordshire. 48 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Rare Golf Books, Clubs & Memorabilia. 431 lots

Fri. Apr. 13th
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. Romantic Illustrated Books. 313 lots
Aspire Auctions. Cleveland. April Auction online - Prints - Internet bidstart 4/6. 24 lots

Sat. Apr. 14th
Leland Little Auctions. Hillsborough, NC. April Gallery Auction. 47 lots
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books.
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 152 lots

Sun. Apr. 15th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Entertainment. 807 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 4/8.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 4/8.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 3/19. 224 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Charles Loupot, <i>Les Cigarettes Mekka,</i> 1919. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Plinio Codognato, <i>Cicli Fiat,</i> circa 1910. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> L.N. Britton, <i>Warning! Consider the Possible Consequences,</i> c. 1917. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Leonardo Bistolfi, <i>Première Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs Modernes,</i> 1902. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Leonetto Cappiello, <i>Paquet Pernot / Biscuits Pernot,</i> 1910. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jul 15:</b> Jessie Tarbox Beals, archive of signed photographs, 15 silver prints, c. 1930. $6,000 to $8,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Francesco Nonni, <i>Font Meo / Acqua Minerale Naturale,</i> 1924. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Frederick Winthrop Ramsdell, <i>American Crescent Cycles,</i> 1899. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> <i>Be a Tight Wad! Own Something!</i> designer unknown, 1925. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Candido Aragonese de Faria, <i>Chamonix–Mont–Blanc,</i> c. 1910. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> W.E.J., <i>Irishmen Avenge the Lusitania,</i> c. 1915. $2,000 to $3,000.
  • <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Your Own Sylvia:<br>Sylvia Plath’s letters to Ted Hughes and other items,<br>Property of Frieda Hughes<br>9 to 21 July 2021</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Sylvia Plath. Family photograph album ("The Hughes family Album"), 1957-1962. £30,000 to £50,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Sylvia Plath. Typed letter signed, to Ted Hughes, on "my own private doctrine", with a poem, 5 October 1956. £15,000 to £20,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Sylvia Plath. Pen and ink portrait of Ted Hughes, [1956]. £10,000 to £15,000.
    <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Your Own Sylvia:<br>Sylvia Plath’s letters to Ted Hughes and other items,<br>Property of Frieda Hughes<br>9 to 21 July 2021</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath. Joint autograph letter signed, to William and Edith Hughes, March 1960. £8,000 to £12,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes. Photographic portrait by David Bailey, inscribed by Plath, 1961, and another press photo. £800 to £1,200.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Tarot de Marseille. Deck of cards owned by Sylvia Plath. £4,000 to £6,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes. Pair of gold wedding rings. £6,000 to £8,000.
  • <center><b>Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books<br>Fine Art<br>Antique Engravings & Lithographs<br>Works on Paper<br>Accepting bids until July 31</b>
    <b>Trillium, July 31:</b> Cleveley, Jukes, & Cook - View of Charlotte Sound, New Zealand. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Trillium, July 31:</b> Peron - Platypus. $300 to $600.
    <b>Trillium, July 31:</b> Loon & Pitt - Map of the World published 1680 - <I>Orbis Terrarum nova et accuratissima tabula.</i> $5,000 to $8,000.
    <b>Trillium, July 31:</b> Maitres de l'Affiche by MUCHA - La Dame aux Camelias. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <center><b>Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books<br>Fine Art<br>Antique Engravings & Lithographs<br>Works on Paper<br>Accepting bids until July 31</b>
    <b>Trillium, July 31:</b> Cause - Peony, Crocus, Dog's Tooth Violet. $400 to $800.
    <b>Trillium, July 31:</b> Redoute, Folio - Lemmonnier's Iris - Iris Monnieri. $2,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Trillium, July 31:</b> Audubon, Imperial Folio - Common American Deer. $6,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Trillium, July 31:</b> Gould - Cuvier's Toucan (Ramphastos Cuvieri). $5,000 to $8,000.
  • <b>ANZAAB Highlights Catalogue:</b> OUTHWAITE, Ida Rentoul. FROG TEACHER LEADING ELF PUPILS ... Watercolour, c.1920.
    <b>ANZAAB Highlights Catalogue:</b> SATO, Gyro. [GENDAI RYOKI SENTAN ZUKAN]. Tokyo : Shinchosa, 1931.
    <b>ANZAAB Highlights Catalogue:</b> CARROLL, Lewis. ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND. London : Macmillan and Co., 1868.
    <b>ANZAAB Highlights Catalogue:</b> FLEMING, Ian and MILLER, Albert. CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG. New York : Random House, 1968.
    <b>ANZAAB Highlights Catalogue:</b> PHOENIX. Adelaide : Adelaide University Union, 1939.
    <b>ANZAAB Highlights Catalogue:</b> BOWEN, Emmanuel. A complete map of the Southern Continent. London : 1744.
    <b>ANZAAB Highlights Catalogue:</b> NORTHFIELD, James. AUSTRALIA. Melbourne : Northfield Studios and J.E. Hackett, c.1935
  • <center><b>The Transatlantic Book Fair<br>July 22-27, 2021</b>
    <b>Transatlantic Book Fair, Jul. 22-27:</b> SHAKESPEARE, William. <i>Comedies, Histories and Tragedies. Published according to the true originall copies.</i> London, Tho Cotes, for Robert Allot, 1632.
    <b>Transatlantic Book Fair, Jul. 22-27:</b> STAHL, Augusto. <i>Panorama of Rio de Janiero.</i> c.1859. 3-part albumen print panorama (266 x 1186mm.).
    <b>Transatlantic Book Fair, Jul. 22-27:</b> WILDE, Oscar. <i>Lady Windermere's Fan</i>. London: Elkin Mathews & John Lane, 1893. Presentation copy.
    <center><b>The Transatlantic Book Fair<br>July 22-27, 2021</b>
    <b>Transatlantic Book Fair, Jul. 22-27:</b> DE TOCQUEVILLE, Alexis. <i>De la Democratie en Amerique.</i> Paris: Pagnerre, 1850. Thirteenth Edition. Presentation copy.
    <b>Transatlantic Book Fair, Jul. 22-27:</b> CHAUDRON, A[delaide] de V[endel]. <i>Chaudron’s Spelling Book.</i> Mobile (AL): S.H. Goetzel, 1865.
    <b>Transatlantic Book Fair, Jul. 22-27:</b> SAINT CHER, Hugh of. <i>Commentary on Peter Lombard’s Sentences, with the Abridgement of the Sentences.</i> Eastern France, illuminated manuscript., first half of the fifteenth century.
    <center><b>The Transatlantic Book Fair<br>July 22-27, 2021</b>
    <b>Transatlantic Book Fair, Jul. 22-27:</b> LANE, Thomas. <i>The Crystal Palace.</i> London, 1851.
    <b>Transatlantic Book Fair, Jul. 22-27:</b> B[ULWER], J[ohn]. <i>Anthropometamorphosis: man transform’d: or, the artificiall changling historically presented…</i> London: William Hunt, 1653.
    <b>Transatlantic Book Fair, Jul. 22-27:</b> VOLTAIRE, François-Marie Arouet de. <i>Oeuvres de M. de Voltaire.</i> Dresden, George-Conrad Walther (i.e. Leipzig, Breitkopf), 1748-1750.
    <center><b>The Transatlantic Book Fair<br>July 22-27, 2021</b>
    <b>Transatlantic Book Fair, Jul. 22-27:</b> HAWKING, Stephen & Leonard Mlodinow. <i>The Grand Design.</i> London: Bantam Books, 2011.
    <b>Transatlantic Book Fair, Jul. 22-27:</b> FIELDS, James T. <i>Yesterdays with Authors.</i> With fine manuscript letter by Charles Dickens, and autograph letters from Forster, Landor, Mitford and others.
    <b>Transatlantic Book Fair, Jul. 22-27:</b> <i>Kit, the Arkansas Traveller Broadside.</i> Chromolithograph.