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RBH: 40 Auctions archived, 16 fresh this week

For the week ended Saturday 21 July, 2018 40 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 14 denominated in euros, 5 in British pounds, and 21 in US dollars.  Total sales were $10,142,269 as 15,589 lots were offered and 10,910 sold for a 70% success rate.  Auction activity remains high. 

 

2 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 


AderMusic - The Aristophil Collection on June 20th: $4,346,109 
Drouot EstimationsAristophil 5 • Literature • Writers and Poets of the 19th and 20th Centuries on June 19th: $1,025,658 



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

Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrints on July 18th: 120.78% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on July 19th: 107.01% 
Brunk AuctionsPremier Catalogue Auction - Prints, Books on July 14th: 104.11% 


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

Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 7/8 on July 15th: 99.16% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 7/10 on July 17th: 98.17% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 7/8 on July 15th: 97.56% 
Brunk AuctionsPremier Catalogue Auction - Prints, Books on July 14th: 95.74% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 6/174 on July 15th: 94.83% 
Lancaster Mennonite Historical SocietyBooks on July 13th: 92.47% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on July 14th: 91.38% 
Kedem AuctionJudaica: Books, Manuscripts, Letters, Objects on July 10th: 87.83% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on July 19th: 86.00% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrints on July 18th: 80.68% 
Neal Auction CompanySummer Estates Auction on July 14th: 80.00% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Ader MANUSCRIT MUSICAL autographe, Skizzen zu Faust [WoO3], [1844-1853]  on June 20th Actual price: USD $754,000.
  2. Ader ALBUM MUSICAL, Musikalisches Album d’Aloys FUCHS, recueil de 112 MANUSCRITS autographes de compositeurs et musiciens, 1817-1850  on June 20th Actual price: USD $678,600.
  3. Ader MANUSCRIT MUSICAL autographe signé, Ruf vom Berge [WoO 147], 1816  on June 20th Actual price: USD $226,200.
  4. Ader MANUSCRIT MUSICAL autographe signé, Des canyons aux étoiles… pour piano solo, cor, xylorimba, et petit orchestre (1974)  on June 20th Actual price: USD $218,660.
  5. Drouot Estimations PATIENCE. D'UN ÉTÉ. on June 19th Actual price: USD $217,500.
  6. Ader MANUSCRIT MUSICAL autographe signé, Vocalise en forme de habanera (1907)  on June 20th Actual price: USD $196,040.
  7. Ader MOZART Wolfgang Amadeus (1756-1791). on June 20th Actual price: USD $196,040.
  8. Ader MANUSCRIT MUSICAL autographe signé, Métaboles (1964).  on June 20th Actual price: USD $165,880.
  9. Ader Clavir Ubung bestehend in Præludien, Allemanden, Couranten, Sarabanden, Giguen, Menuetten, und andern Galanterien  on June 20th Actual price: USD $146,624.
  10. Ader L.A.S., [Baden fin juillet début août 1825], à l’ARCHIDUC RODOLPHE  on June 20th Actual price: USD $135,720.
  11. Ader L.A.S. « Beethoven », Vienne 17 septembre [1795], à Heinrich von STRUVE  on June 20th Actual price: USD $128,180.
  12. Ader MANUSCRIT MUSICAL autographe, Le Soleil des eaux : La Sorgue, chanson pour Yvonne (1958)  on June 20th Actual price: USD $105,560.
  13. Drouot Estimations PARTNERSHIP. on June 19th Actual price: USD $104,400.
  14. Ader L.A.S., [été 1787 ?, au baron Gottfried von SWIETEN ?]  on June 20th Actual price: USD $98,020.
  15. Ader MANUSCRIT MUSICAL autographe signé, Beau Soir (1891)  on June 20th Actual price: USD $90,480.
  16. Drouot Estimations LE CHIENDENT. on June 19th Actual price: USD $79,750.
  17. Ader MANUSCRIT MUSICAL autographe signé, L’Ascension, quatre méditations symphoniques pour orchestre (1934).  on June 20th Actual price: USD $70,876.
  18. Ader MANUSCRIT MUSICAL autographe signé, [Liebesrausch] et Sehnsucht der Liebe, 8 avril 1815  on June 20th Actual price: USD $69,368.
  19. Drouot Estimations D'AUCULNES. on June 19th Actual price: USD $65,250.
  20. Drouot Estimations GRAND BAL DU PRINTEMPS. on June 19th Actual price: USD $65,250.
  21. Bonhams Overend Watts/Mott The Hoople: A 1954 'Hardtail' Fender Stratocaster, believed the earliest of its type to be shipped, on July 18th Actual price: USD $62,225.
  22. Ader 29 lettres (12 L.A.S. et 17 L.A.), 1834-1862, à Franz LISZT et/ou à Marie d’AGOULT  on June 20th Actual price: USD $57,304.
  23. Ader MANUSCRIT autographe signé « R. L. », Hymne des Marseillois  on June 20th Actual price: USD $57,304.
  24. Ader L.A.S. « Chip », Manchester 1er septembre 1848, [à Thomas ALBRECHT]  on June 20th Actual price: USD $55,796.
  25. Ader L.A.S. « Ch », château de Nohant près La Châtre 13 septembre [18]46, à Auguste FRANCHOMME, « Professeur au Conservatoire de Musique à Paris »  on June 20th Actual price: USD $55,796.



A total of 40 auctions reported this week:


Drouot Estimations. Aristophil 5 • Literature • Writers and Poets of the 19th and 20th Centuries on June 19th: 31.25%
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Books on July 13th: 92.47%
Eldreds. Sporting Art - Prints on July 17th: 73.33%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on June 28th: 76.43%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on July 19th: 86.00%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Prints on July 18th: 80.68%
Bonhams. Entertainment Memorabilia on July 18th: 65.22%
Old World Auctions. Antique Maps, Globes, Charts, Atlases & Vintage Graphics - online bidstart 3/21 on March 28th: 69.05%
Old World Auctions. Antique Maps, Globes, Charts, Atlases & Vintage Graphics - online bidstart 5/23 on June 6th: 79.49%
Ader. Photographs on June 21st: 40.00%
Ader. Music - The Aristophil Collection on June 20th: 48.34%
Rossini. Photographs, Lithographs, Modern and Contemporary Prints on June 7th: 32.41%
Binoche et Giquello. Posters on May 30th: 20.91%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Treasures from Pacific Shores: Numismatics, Mining, & Americana - Day 5 on June 26th: 63.60%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Treasures from Pacific Shores: Numismatics, Mining, & Americana - Day 4 on June 25th: 51.18%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Treasures from Pacific Shores: Numismatics, Mining, & Americana - Day 3 on June 24th: 50.58%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Treasures from Pacific Shores: Numismatics, Mining, & Americana - Day 2 on June 23rd: 59.16%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Treasures from Pacific Shores - Numismatic, Mining, Americana, etc. - Day 1 on June 22nd: 57.92%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 7/10 on July 17th: 98.17%
Bubb Kuyper. Varia, Posters, Drawings and watercolours, Catchpenny prints, Old master prints, Optical views, Maps on June 1st: 76.11%
Bubb Kuyper. Modern Art - Prints, etc. on May 31st: 77.43%
Bubb Kuyper. Modern Art: Prints, etc. on May 31st: 74.35%
Bubb Kuyper. Old and rare books (part 2) on May 30th: 70.42%
Bubb Kuyper. Books: History and topography, Natural history, Medicine, Science, Manuscripts, Autographs, Old and on May 30th: 59.86%
Bubb Kuyper. Books: Fine Printing, Illustrated books on May 29th: 61.78%
Bubb Kuyper. Books: Bibliography and typography, Art reference, Children’s books, Varia, Literature, Indonesia on May 29th: 68.58%
Bubb Kuyper. Books, Manuscripts, Prints on May 28th: 78.98%
Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH. Rare Books, Decorative Prints, Historical Photographs on July 13th: 48.61%
Clars Auction Gallery. Fine Art, Jewelry, Asian Auction - Prints, Books on July 15th: 69.39%
Clars Auction Gallery. Art - Prints on July 14th: 75.00%
Bonhams. Automobilia - Books and Prints on July 13th: 75.00%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on July 14th: 91.38%
Neal Auction Company. Summer Estates Auction - Books, Prints on July 15th: 70.73%
Neal Auction Company. Summer Estates Auction on July 14th: 80.00%
Brunk Auctions. Premier Catalogue Auction - Prints, Books on July 14th: 95.74%
Moreshet Auctions. Books and Manuscripts on July 9th: 50.00%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 6/174 on July 15th: 94.83%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 7/8 on July 15th: 97.56%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 7/8 on July 15th: 99.16%
Kedem Auction. Judaica: Books, Manuscripts, Letters, Objects on July 10th: 87.83%

 

For the week ahead 16 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jul. 23rd
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Chadds Ford, PA . Books & Works on Paper. 270 lots
Australian Book Auctions. Armadale, . Books, Documents, & Maps. 155 lots

Tue. Jul. 24th
Forum Auctions. London. Artsy: Urban Jungle. 45 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 7/17. 296 lots
Doyle New York. New York. Angling Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake" Johnson. 344 lots
Morton Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Engravings, Lithographs, Photographs, Old and Contemporary Books. 269 lots

Wed. Jul. 25th
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books, Maps and Documents. 550 lots
Guernseys. New York, NY. African American Historic & Cultural Treasures. 439 lots

Thu. Jul. 26th
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Literature and Fine Books. 560 lots
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Cape Town. Books - Internet Bidstart 7/19. 197 lots
Guernseys. New York, NY. African American Historic & Cultural Treasures - Day 2. 258 lots

Sat. Jul. 28th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters. 929 lots
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. Fine Books and Manuscripts. 616 lots

Sun. Jul. 29th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 7/22.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 7/22.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 7/1. 191 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b><center>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>& Works on Paper<br>30th September 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> Bible, English. The Holy Bible, Second Folio edition, the "Great She Bible", engraved More-Speed 1611 map of Canaan, Robert Barker, 1613-11. £7,000 to £10,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> Galilei (Galileo). <i>Opere,</i> 2 vol., first collected edition, Bologna, Heirs of Dozza for Carlo Manolessi, 1656-1655. £4,000 to £6,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> Venetian choirbook.- Single leaf from a 13th century Venetian antiphonal, with large decorated initial, manuscript on vellum, Venice, [c.1260]. £6,000 to £8,000.
    <b><center>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>& Works on Paper<br>30th September 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> Petrarca (Francesco). <i>Rerum vulrgarium fragmenta,</i> decorated manuscript on paper, Italy, [second half of the 15th century]. £8,000 to £12,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> New York School of abstract expressionists.- Abbott (Mary Lee). [Sketch book of original artwork], [New York], 1945. £5,000 to £7,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> Contemporary colouring.- Nitzschewitz (Hermannus). <i>Novum beatae Mariaevirginis psalterium,</i> Zinna, Press of the Cistercian Monastery, 1493. £4,000 to £6,000.
    <b><center>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>& Works on Paper<br>30th September 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> Shakespeare source book.- Montemayor (Jorge de). Diana of George of Montemayor: translated out of Spanish into English by Bartholomew Yong, first edition in English, B[ishop]., 1598. £6,000 to £8,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> Milton (John). Poems of Mr. John Milton, Both English and Latin, Compos'd at several times, first edition, state with "S" in "S. Pauls" in imprint, 1645. £12,000 to £18,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> Greene (Graham). <i>The Power and the Glory,</i> first edition, 1940. £6,000 to £8,000.
    <b><center>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>& Works on Paper<br>30th September 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> Crowley (Aleister). View of the Tyrrhenian Sea, probably from the hill behind the abbey of Thelema, Cefalù, Sicily, charcoal, [1921]. £10,000 to £15,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> Fleming (Ian). <i>Casino Royale,</i> first edition, 1953. £12,000 to £18,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> China.- Thomson (John). <i>Illustrations of China and Its People,</i> 4 vol., first edition, 96 photographic plates, 1873-74. £15,000 to £20,000.
  • <b><center>Doyle<br>Rare Books, Autographs & Maps<br>September 23, 2021</b>
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 20. ADAMS, JOHN QUINCY. Letter to the editors of the Boston Atlas on slavery and its political ramifications, 1842. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 208. HEMINGWAY, ERNEST. <i>A Farewell To Arms.</i> New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1929. First edition. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 237. ADDAMS, CHARLES. Original drawing "Now Remember-act casual." $5,000 to $7,000.
    <b><center>Doyle<br>Rare Books, Autographs & Maps<br>September 23, 2021</b>
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 4. SMITH, ADAM. <i>An inquiry into the nature and causes of the wealth of nations.</i> Philadelphia, 1789. The first American edition. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 131. BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VON. <i>Cinquieme Sinfonie en ut mineur: C Moll de Louis Van Beethoven. Oeuvre 67.</i> First edition of the complete score. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 73. Chinese Export Painting. Album of twenty-three original Chinese natural history studies of flowers and insects. Likely Canton: circa 1850. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b><center>Doyle<br>Rare Books, Autographs & Maps<br>September 23, 2021</b>
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 241. GOREY, EDWARD. Original drawing "Cat Drawing Wallpaper." Signed in Pencil in lower right margin. $2,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 36. LINCOLN, ABRAHAM. Autograph note signed instructing Edwin Stanton to meet with the important African American abolitionist and officer Martin Delany. [Washington:] 21 February 1865. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 112. JONSON, BEN. <i>Workes</i>. London: William Stansby, 1616; Together with <i>Workes.</i> London: Richard Meighen,1640-41. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 161. STURGIS, LEE. <i>Salmon Fishing on Cain River, New Brunswick.</i> (Chicago:) Privately printed (for the author by Ralph Fletcher Seymour), 1919. First edition. $3,000 to $5,000.
  • <center><b>iGavel Auctions<br>Antiquarian and Other Books<br>September 14 – October 12</b>
    <b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b> Athanasius. <i>Illustrium Virorum Opuscula,</i> Paris, 1500. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b> <i>The New Testament of Jesus Christ, Translated Faithfully into English,</i> Rheims, John Fogny, 1582. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b> Stith, William. <i>The First History of Virginia printed in America,</i> [Williamsburg, 1747]. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <center><b>iGavel Auctions<br>Antiquarian and Other Books<br>September 14 – October 12</b>
    <b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b><br>S. Bonaventure. <i>Commentarius in Secundum Librum Sententiarum Petri Lombardi,</i> Venice, 1477. $2,000 to $4,000.
    <b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b> Juvenalis, Junii. <i>Satyrae,</i> with the commentary of Domitius Calderinus, Venice, 1475. $2,000 to $4,000.
    <b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b> Horatius Flaccus, Quintus. <i>Opera.</i> Ed. with commentary of Christophorus Landinus, Florence, 1482. $2,000 to $4,000.
    <center><b>iGavel Auctions<br>Antiquarian and Other Books<br>September 14 – October 12</b>
    <b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b> Scotus, Duns. <i>Quaestiones in Quattuor Libros Sententiarum,</i> 1476-1477. $2,000 to $4,000.
    <b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b> Polidori, John. <i>The Vampyre, A Tale,</i> Paris, 1819. $1,000 to $2,000.
    <b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b> Stowe, Harriet Beecher. <i>Uncle Tom's Cabin,</i> Vol. I and II, 1852, and a Later Edition, 1885. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <center><b>iGavel Auctions<br>Antiquarian and Other Books<br>September 14 – October 12</b>
    <b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b> Twain, Mark. <i>The Adventures of Tom Sawyer,</i> 1877 [and] <i>The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,</i> 1885. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b> Book of Hours, Illuminated Vellum, Calendar of Months, 15th century. $600 to $900.
    <b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b> <i>Picturesque,</i> America, Europe, Palestine, and Russia, 1872-1885. $400 to $600.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> C.F. Payne, <i>Micawber—Imitating Norman Rockwell's "Triple self-portrait,"</i> acrylic, watercolor & colored pencil, 2002. Sold June 2021 for $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Jane Russell, archive of letters written during a whaling voyage, 1840s. Sold July 2021 for $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Guild of Women Binders, exhibition binding of A.F. Pollard’s <i>Henry VIII,</i> London, 1902. Sold July 2021 for $12,350.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Robert Frost, <i>Collected Poems,</i> author’s presentation copy, signed, with entirety of <i>Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening</i> inscribed, NY, 1930. Sold June 2021 for $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> James Joyce, <i>Ulysses,</i> deluxe limited issue, signed, London, 1936. Sold June 2021 for $21,250.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Mercator [family], <i>[World and Continents],</i> 5 double-page maps, Amsterdam, c. 1633. Sold June 2021 for $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> George Schlegel, <i>New York, Taken from Central Park,</i> hand-finished color-tinted lithograph, 1874. Sold June 2021 for $11,250.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Nicolaus Copernicus, <i>De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium,</i> second edition, Basel, 1566. Sold April 2021 for $75,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Book of Hours, Use of Utrecht, illuminated manuscript, c. 1435-45. Sold April 2021 for $60,000.