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Rare Book Hub: 23 Auctions Archived, 29 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 14 April 2018 23 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 2 in euros, 3 in British pounds, and 18 in US dollars.  Turnover was $11,543,765 as 6,779 lots were offered and 5,399 sold for an 80% success rate.  It was another strong week in the rooms.

 

For the week ahead 29 auctions in the books, manuscripts, maps and ephemera categories are scheduled.

 

4 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

SothebysPhotographs on April 10th: $3,126,750 
SothebysA Beautiful Life: Photographs from the Collection of Leland Hirsch on April 10th: $2,002,750 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters on April 8th: $1,932,067 
Swann GalleriesPrinted and Manuscript Americana on April 12th: $1,068,305 



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

Northeast AuctionsFall Portsmouth Auction - Prints, Books on October 25th: 480.86% 
Northeast AuctionsPortsmouth Weekend Auction - Books and Prints on April 8th: 170.30% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents on April 11th: 147.49% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on April 10th: 105.64% 
Rago Arts and AuctionsRemix Sale - Prints, Books on April 7th: 104.03% 


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

Alaska AuctionApril Auction online - Prints, Books on April 7th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 4/1 on April 8th: 98.58% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 4/3 on April 10th: 98.09% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters on April 8th: 96.83% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 3/11 on April 8th: 96.79% 
North American Auction CompanyNative American and Western Auction - Advertising on April 7th: 96.69% 
Northeast AuctionsFall Portsmouth Auction - Prints, Books on October 25th: 94.87% 
Swann GalleriesPrinted and Manuscript Americana on April 12th: 91.98% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on April 10th: 91.86% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents on April 11th: 90.96% 
Alaska AuctionApril Auction online - Prints, Books on April 6th: 90.00% 
Rago Arts and AuctionsRemix Sale - Prints, Books on April 7th: 88.57% 
Northeast AuctionsPortsmouth Weekend Auction - Books and Prints on April 8th: 84.85% 
SothebysA Beautiful Life: Photographs from the Collection of Leland Hirsch on April 10th: 84.31% 
EldredsSpring Americana - Books, Prints, Ephemera on April 7th: 83.33% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys DOVIMA WITH ELEPHANTS, EVENING DRESS BY DIOR, CIRQUE D’HIVER, PARIS on April 10th Actual price: USD $375,000.
  2. Sothebys 'THE PENCIL OF NATURE' on April 10th Actual price: USD $275,000.
  3. Sothebys 'HOG RANCH FRONT LAWN, NIGHT FEEDER (2:00 AM) WITH MAUREEN GALLAGHER & MBUNO, FEB. 1987' on April 10th Actual price: USD $250,000.
  4. Sothebys NEW ORLEANS (TROLLEY) on April 10th Actual price: USD $200,000.
  5. Sothebys MINOTAUR on April 10th Actual price: USD $175,000.
  6. Sothebys PERU on April 10th Actual price: USD $162,500.
  7. Sothebys 'STEPHANIE, CINDY, CHRISTY, TATJANA, NAOMI, HOLLYWOOD' on April 10th Actual price: USD $150,000.
  8. Sothebys EQUIVALENT 227 on April 10th Actual price: USD $150,000.
  9. Heritage Auctions Casablanca (Warner Brothers, 1947). First Post-War French Release Double Grande (63" X 90") Artwork Attributed to Hervé Morvan. on April 8th Actual price: USD $143,400.
  10. RR Auction John F. Kennedy Map on April 11th Actual price: USD $138,799.
  11. Sothebys 'CHILD WITH A TOY HAND GRENADE IN CENTRAL PARK, N. Y. C.' on April 10th Actual price: USD $137,500.
  12. Sothebys 'MAN LIGHTING GIRL'S CIGARETTE (NEW YORK)' on April 10th Actual price: USD $125,000.
  13. Sothebys 'HOBOKEN' (PARADE, NEW JERSEY) on April 10th Actual price: USD $112,500.
  14. Binoche et Giquello LES JEUX DE LA POUPÉE on April 6th Actual price: USD $106,985.
  15. Sothebys 'BRAS' (ARM) on April 10th Actual price: USD $100,000.
  16. Sothebys THE WOLF OF MAIN STREET on April 10th Actual price: USD $100,000.
  17. Sothebys UNTITLED (SUMNER, MISSISSIPPI, CASSIDY BAYOU IN THE BACKGROUND) on April 10th Actual price: USD $87,500.
  18. Sothebys UNTITLED (NEAR MINTER CITY AND GLENDORA, MISSISSIPPI) on April 10th Actual price: USD $87,500.
  19. Sothebys NASTASSJA KINSKI AND THE SERPENT, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA on April 10th Actual price: USD $81,250.
  20. Swann Galleries The Book of Mormon: An Account Written by the Hand of Mormon, upon Plates Taken from the Plates of Nephi. on April 12th Actual price: USD $77,500.
  21. Sothebys JAY N. Y. (FOURTH OF JULY) on April 10th Actual price: USD $75,000.
  22. Sothebys DOUBLE JACK IN THE PULPIT on April 10th Actual price: USD $68,750.
  23. Sothebys LISA MARIE on April 10th Actual price: USD $68,750.
  24. Sothebys 'PANORAMIC NUDE - THE SCHOOL TEACHER, LAKE COMO' on April 10th Actual price: USD $62,500.
  25. Sothebys 'KEITH HARING, NEW YORK' on April 10th Actual price: USD $60,000.



23 total sales reported this week:

RR Auction. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet bidstart 3/16 on April 11th: 63.99%
Christies. Interiors including Faringdon House, Oxfordshire on April 12th: 72.92%
PBA Galleries. Rare Golf Books, Clubs & Memorabilia on April 12th: 64.73%
Swann Galleries. Printed and Manuscript Americana on April 12th: 91.98%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Printed Books, Maps and Documents on April 11th: 90.96%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on April 11th: 76.62%
Northeast Auctions. Fall Portsmouth Auction - Prints, Books on October 25th: 94.87%
Northeast Auctions. Portsmouth Weekend Auction - Books and Prints on April 8th: 84.85%
North American Auction Company. Native American and Western Auction - Advertising on April 7th: 96.69%
Alaska Auction. April Auction online - Prints, Books on April 7th: 100.00%
Alaska Auction. April Auction online - Prints, Books on April 6th: 90.00%
Potter and Potter Auctions. Entertainment Memorabilia on April 7th: 60.33%
Rago Arts and Auctions. Remix Sale - Prints, Books on April 7th: 88.57%
Sothebys. A Beautiful Life: Photographs from the Collection of Leland Hirsch on April 10th: 84.31%
Sothebys. Photographs on April 10th: 67.48%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on April 10th: 91.86%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 4/3 on April 10th: 98.09%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 3/11 on April 8th: 96.79%
Michaans Auctions. Gallery Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs on April 7th: 59.32%
Binoche et Giquello. Surrealism - Books on April 6th: 37.39%
Eldreds. Spring Americana - Books, Prints, Ephemera on April 7th: 83.33%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 4/1 on April 8th: 98.58%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters on April 8th: 96.83%


For the week ahead 29 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Apr. 16th
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Chadds Ford, PA . April Premier Auction - Books, Prints. 7 lots
Grays Auctioneers. Cleveland, . World's Fair Memorabilia and Collectibles. 59 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 63 lots

Tue. Apr. 17th
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Valuable Books. 223 lots
Tooveys. West Sussex. Postcards, Cigarette Cards; Photographs, Autographs, Printed & Manuscript Ephemera. 161 lots
Il Ponte. Milan. Photographs. 255 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Forum Auctions @ Artsy: Select Contemporary Editions. 39 lots
Morton Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Auction of Printed Documents and Manuscripts, Brochures, Autographs and Dedicated Books. 311 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 4//10. 350 lots

Wed. Apr. 18th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 3/30. 375 lots
Tooveys. West Sussex. Decorative Pictures - Prints. 10 lots
Christies. New York. Japanese and Korean Art - Prints. 32 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Thur Collection. 391 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Autographs. 424 lots

Thu. Apr. 19th
Swann Galleries. New York. Images and Objects: Photographs and Photobooks. 328 lots
Aguttes. Neuilly-sur-Seine . ANCIENT & MANUSCRIPTED BOOKS. 276 lots
Christies. New York. Prints and Multiples. 171 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Illustrated Books: Oriental & Occidental - Art & Art Reference – Books about Books. 350 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Space - Internet bidstart 4/12. 719 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. 2018 April 19-20 Spring Sports Card Catalog Auction. 1973 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Modern Literature and Art Documentation. 616 lots

Fri. Apr. 20th
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. Modern and Contemporary Art and Design - Prints, Posters. 21 lots

Sat. Apr. 21st
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Fine Art - Prints. 122 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 165 lots

Sun. Apr. 22nd
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 4/15.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 4/15.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 3/25. 271 lots
Carlsen Gallery. Greenville, NY. Spring Potpourri Antique Auction. 22 lots
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Fine Art and Antiques - Books, Prints. 46 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <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>Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Jan 20.<br>Mrs S. C. Belnos.</b> <i>The Sundhya or the Daily Prayers of the Brahmins,</i> 1st edition, 1851. £2,000 to £3,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Jan 20.<br>Sir Harry Darell.</b> <i>China, India, Cape of Good Hope and Vicinity,</i> 1st edition, 1852. £2,000 to £3,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Jan 20.<br><i>Scots Magazine,</i></b> 61 volumes, 1739-1800. With important maps of North America. £1,500 to £2,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Jan 21.<br>Ian Fleming.</b> <i>Casino Royale,</i> 1st edition, 1953. £10,000 to £15,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Jan 21.<br>Virginia Woolf.</b> <i>Really and Truly,</i> 1915. Autograph confessions book. £4,000 to £6,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Jan 21.<br>Evelyn Waugh.</b> <i>Vile Bodies,</i> 1st edition, 1930. £3,000 to £4,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Jan 21.<br>J. R. R. Tolkien.</b> Autograph letter signed on Old English, with corrected typescript. £2,000 to £3,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Jan 21.<br>Lewis Carroll.</b> <i>The Hunting of the Snark,</i> 1st edition, 1876. Presentation copy. £2,000 to £3,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Jan 21.<br>Essex House Press.</b> <i>Poems of William Shakespeare,</i> 1899. One of 450 copies. £1,000 to £1,500.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Jan 21.<br>Lafcadio Hearn.</b> <i>A Japanese Miscellany,</i> 1st edition, 1901. Presentation copy. £1,000 to £1,500.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Jan 21.<br>Jules Verne.</b> <i>Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Seas,</i> 1st UK edition, 1873. £2,000 to £3,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Jan 21.<br>Charles Dickens.</b> <i>The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit,</i> 1st edition, 1844. Original cloth binding. £800 to £1,200.
  • <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>January Auction<br>January 23, 2021</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> AUDUBON, John James. <i>Carolina Parrot, Plate 26.</i> London: Robert Havell, 1827-1838. $125,000 to $175,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> AUDUBON, John James. <i>Fish Hawk or Osprey, Plate 81.</i> London: Robert Havell, 1827-1838. $145,000 to $175,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> AUDUBON, John James. <i>Brown Pelican, Plate 421.</i> London: Robert Havell, 1827-1838. $75,000 to $100,000.
    <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>January Auction<br>January 23, 2021</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> DE BRY, Johann Theodore, attributed to. Pair of Watercolor studies of Tulips. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> FUERTES, Louis Agassiz. <i>Alaskan Brown Bear.</i> Watercolor and gouache on board. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> HILL, Thomas. <i>Big Trees.</i> Oil on canvas. c. 1903. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>January Auction<br>January 23, 2021</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> GOULD, John. <i>A Monograph of the Macropodidae or Family of Kangaroos.</i> London: by the author, August 1st 1841-May 1st 1842. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> GOULD, John. <i>A Monograph of the Odontophorinae, or Partridges of America.</i> London: Richard and John E. Taylor for the Author, [1844]-1850. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> JANSSONIUS, Joannes. <i>Atlantis majoris quinta pars, orbem maritimum seu omnium marium…</i> Amsterdam: Joannes Janssonius, 1652. $50,000 to $80,000.
    <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>January Auction<br>January 23, 2021</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> DONCKER, Hendrik. <i>De Zee-Atlas ofte Water-Waereld, vertoonende alle de Zee-Kusten van het bekende deel des Aerd-Bodems.</i> Amsterdam: Henrick Doncker, [1658-1665]. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> BURR, David. <i>Map of the City and County of New York with the Adjacent Country.</i> Engraved map with original hand color. Ithaca, NY: Stone & Clark, 1839. $9,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> CURRIER, Nathaniel and IVES, James Merritt. <i>The City of New York.</i> Lithograph with original hand color. New York: Currier & Ives, 1884. $15,000 to $20,000.
  • <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.