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Rare Book Hub: 33 Auctions Archived, another 22 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 6 October 2018 33 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hib Transaction Database; 3 in Swiss francs, 6 in euros, 6 in British pounds, and 18 in US dollars.  Turnover was $16,610,438 as 9,477 lots were offered and 7,861 sold for an extraordinary 83% success rate.  Many are the recent comments of bidders that it’s taking higher bids to win lots this fall.

 

4 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Arader GalleriesArader Galleries' Fall 2018 Auction on September 29th: $4,240,625 
SothebysPhotographs on October 3rd: $2,764,875 
SothebysContemporary Photographs on October 3rd: $1,252,750 
Leslie Hindman AuctioneersFine Prints on October 2nd: $1,173,708



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

TooveysAntiquarian and Collectors Books on October 2nd: 272.45% 
Koller AuctionsOld Master Prints on September 28th: 208.97% 
Koller AuctionsAutographs on September 24th: 150.32% 
SothebysCreating a Stage: The Collection of Marsha and Robin Williams on October 4th: 146.16% 
PIASATribute to Joy Henderiks and his commitment to Restos du Coeur - Prints on October 2nd: 134.10% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents on October 3rd: 129.92% 
TooveysPrints and Maps on October 3rd: 127.85% 
ALDEAntiquarian Books from the 15th to the 19th Century on September 27th: 115.91% 
Forum Auctions in ItalyAntiquarian Books including a Collection of Agriculture and Equestrian Books on October 3rd: 107.13% 
Forum AuctionsFine Books and Works on Paper on September 27th: 101.55% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys GIRL WITH A LEICA (DEVUSHKA S LEIKOI) on October 3rd Actual price: USD $519,000.
  2. Sothebys UNTITLED (PHOTOGRAM WITH CIRCULAR SHAPES AND DIAGONAL LINE) on October 3rd Actual price: USD $447,000.
  3. Arader Galleries Banana (Musa Paradisiaca) on September 29th Actual price: USD $362,500.
  4. Arader Galleries Hooping Crane, Plate 226. on September 29th Actual price: USD $266,500.
  5. Arader Galleries Blush-Colored Crinum (Crinum Erubrscens) on September 29th Actual price: USD $262,500.
  6. Arader Galleries The Birds of Australia & The Birds of Australia, Supplement. on September 29th Actual price: USD $250,000.
  7. Arader Galleries The Birds of Asia. on September 29th Actual price: USD $225,000.
  8. Arader Galleries Golden Hurricane (Amaryllis Autea) on September 29th Actual price: USD $225,000.
  9. Arader Galleries Tiger Lily / Devil Lily. on September 29th Actual price: USD $225,000.
  10. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers Superman, 1981 on October 2nd Actual price: USD $200,000.
  11. Arader Galleries R. Bowdler SHARPE. A Monograph of the Trochilidae, or Family of Hummingbirds. [And] A Monograph of the Trochilidae or family of Hummingbirds Completed after the author's death Supplement. on September 29th Actual price: USD $187,500.
  12. Arader Galleries VOYAGE DANS L'AMÉRIQUE SEPT NORD, OU DESCRIPTION DES PAYS ARROSÉS PAR LE MISSISSIPI, OHIO, MISSOURI ET AUTRES RIVIÈRES AFFLUENTES [...] AVEC UN ATLAS DE 36 CARTES, PLANS, VUES ET FIGURES [...]. on September 29th Actual price: USD $168,750.
  13. Sothebys SONYA, POLES (MONTAUK) on October 3rd Actual price: USD $168,750.
  14. Arader Galleries Flabby-Leaved Canna (Canna Flaccida) on September 29th Actual price: USD $162,500.
  15. Arader Galleries Canvas backed Duck, Plate 301.Canvasback, Aythya valisineria. on September 29th Actual price: USD $162,500.
  16. Sothebys 'LE ROSE' on October 3rd Actual price: USD $137,500.
  17. Sothebys 'STEPHANIE, CINDY, CHRISTY, TATJANA, NAOMI' on October 3rd Actual price: USD $125,000.
  18. Sothebys 'CAVIAR, NEW YORK, JAN 18, 2001' on October 3rd Actual price: USD $125,000.
  19. Sothebys 'GARDASEE' (LAKE GARDA, PANORAMA) on October 3rd Actual price: USD $125,000.
  20. Sothebys 'UNTITLED #5 (ICEHOUSES)' on October 3rd Actual price: USD $125,000.
  21. Arader Galleries The Birds of Great Britain. on September 29th Actual price: USD $118,750.
  22. Arader Galleries Bird of Paradise (Strelitz Reginae) on September 29th Actual price: USD $112,500.
  23. Sothebys ARAB WOMAN on October 4th Actual price: USD $112,500.
  24. Arader Galleries Botany-Bay Lily (Crinum Taitense) on September 29th Actual price: USD $100,000.
  25. Sothebys CHRIST WITH SHOPPING BAGS on October 4th Actual price: USD $100,000.

 

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


Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 9/23 on September 30th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. The Feeling Good Collection, Part I Currency Auction Monthly Auction - Internet bidstart 9/1 on September 30th: 97.18%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 9/23 on September 30th: 96.40%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 9/25 on October 2nd: 96.16%
Tooveys. Antiquarian and Collectors Books on October 2nd: 96.08%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 9/2 on September 30th: 95.61%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on September 29th: 92.90%
Koller Auctions. Old Master Prints on September 28th: 92.11%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. The Poster Sale on September 28th: 92.05%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Printed Books, Maps and Documents on October 3rd: 91.98%
Sothebys. Creating a Stage: The Collection of Marsha and Robin Williams on October 4th: 91.46%
Il Ponte. Interior Decoration - Prints, Photographs, Books on September 28th: 84.66%
Potter and Potter Auctions. Coin-Op and Advertising - Posters and Lithographs on September 29th: 84.66%
Dorotheum . Prints Before 1900 on October 2nd: 84.09%
Old World Auctions. Antique Maps, Globes, Charts, Atlases & Vintage Graphics - online bidstart 8/29 on September 12th: 81.90%
Freemans. Books, Maps and Manuscripts on September 27th: 80.79%
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Fine Prints on October 2nd: 80.63%


33 total sales reported this week:

PBA Galleries. Fine Literature on October 4th: 73.35%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Printed Books, Maps and Documents on October 3rd: 91.98%
Forum Auctions in Italy. Antiquarian Books including a Collection of Agriculture and Equestrian Books on October 3rd: 73.52%
Sothebys. Creating a Stage: The Collection of Marsha and Robin Williams on October 4th: 91.46%
Sothebys. Photographs on October 3rd: 60.00%
Sothebys. Contemporary Photographs on October 3rd: 50.00%
Lyon and Turnbull. Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Photographs on October 2nd: 78.52%
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Fine Prints on October 2nd: 80.63%
PIASA. Tribute to Joy Henderiks and his commitment to Restos du Coeur - Prints on October 2nd: 75.76%
Tooveys. Prints and Maps on October 3rd: 78.07%
Tooveys. Antiquarian and Collectors Books on October 2nd: 96.08%
Bonhams. Photographs on October 2nd: 55.07%
Dorotheum . Prints Before 1900 on October 2nd: 84.09%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 9/25 on October 2nd: 96.16%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on October 2nd: 77.97%
Il Ponte. Interior Decoration - Prints, Photographs, Books on September 28th: 84.66%
Potomack Company. September 2018 Live Auction on September 29th: 65.22%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. The Poster Sale on September 28th: 92.05%
Koller Auctions. Books on September 24th: 72.33%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 9/2 on September 30th: 95.61%
Forum Auctions. Fine Books and Works on Paper on September 27th: 71.90%
Forum Auctions. Editions and Works on Paper on September 26th: 62.78%
Arader Galleries. Arader Galleries' Fall 2018 Auction on September 29th: 71.66%
Old World Auctions. Antique Maps, Globes, Charts, Atlases & Vintage Graphics - online bidstart 8/29 on September 12th: 81.90%
Potter and Potter Auctions. Coin-Op and Advertising - Posters and Lithographs on September 29th: 84.66%
Freemans. Books, Maps and Manuscripts on September 27th: 80.79%
ALDE. Antiquarian Books from the 15th to the 19th Century on September 27th: 63.49%
Koller Auctions. Old Master Prints on September 28th: 92.11%
Koller Auctions. Autographs on September 24th: 60.87%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 9/23 on September 30th: 96.40%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 9/23 on September 30th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. The Feeling Good Collection, Part I Currency Auction Monthly Auction - Internet bidstart 9/1 on September 30th: 97.18%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on September 29th: 92.90%  

 


For the week ahead 22 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Oct. 8th
James D Julia Auctioneers. Fairfield. Automobilia and Petroliana. 635 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 74 lots

Tue. Oct. 9th
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. BIBLIOTHÈQUE R. ET B. L., ORIGINAL PRINTS FROM XIXTH C.. 313 lots
Sothebys. Paris. Library R. & BL VII, 19th century (1840-1898). Original editions - Journals - Letters and autograph. 312 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 10/2. 719 lots

Wed. Oct. 10th
Chiswick Auctions. London. Autographs and Memorabilia. 314 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Illustration Art. 398 lots
Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers. Kilkenny. Chatsworth Fine Art Sale - Prints. 30 lots
Forum Auctions in Italy. Roma. NO RESERVE Online Sale: A Bibliophile's Bibliographic Library. 198 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Autographs and Artifacts - Internet bidstart 9/26. 1051 lots
Trafford Books. Manchester. Postal history, Photographs, Books, Postcards, and Ephemera.. 77 lots

Thu. Oct. 11th
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Rare Golf Books & Memorabilia. 234 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Maps and Atlases. 184 lots
Dorotheum . Salzburg. October Auction - Modern Prints. 51 lots

Fri. Oct. 12th
Arenberg Auctions. BRUSSEL. Books. 1216 lots
Heritage Auctions. New York. Photographs. 430 lots

Sat. Oct. 13th
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . Gallery Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs. 45 lots
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Fine Art - Prints.

Sun. Oct. 14th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 10/7.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 10/7.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 9/16. 227 lots
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Fine Art - Prints. 42 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Francis Scott Key, <i>Star Spangled Banner,</i> first printing, c. 1814-16. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> William Sydney Porter, a.k.a. “O. Henry,” archive of drawings made to illustrate a lost mining memoir, c. 1883-84. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> [Bay Psalm Book], printed for Hezekiah Usher of Boston, Cambridge, c. 1648-65. $50,000 to $75,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Book of Mormon, first edition, Palmyra, 1830. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> <i>Noticia estraordinario,</i> probable first announcement in Mexico City of the fall of the Alamo, 1836. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Patrick Gass, first edition of earliest first-hand account of the Lewis and Clarke expedition, Pittsburgh, 1807. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Diploma from the Princeton Class of 1783, commencement attended by Washington & Continental Congress. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> <i>Sprague Light Cavalry!</i> color-printed broadside, NY, 1863. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> <i>The Lincoln & Johnson Union Campaign Songster,</i> Philadelphia, 1864. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Lucy Parsons, labor organizer, albumen cabinet card, New York, 1886. $800 to $1,200.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Daniel L.F. Swift, journal as third mate on a Pacific Whaling voyage, 1848-1850. $3,000 to $4,0000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Two photos of Thomas Moran, Grand Canyon, silver prints, 1901. $1,500 to $2,500.
  • <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Helvelius. Two Autograph Letters Signed to Francis Aston, Royal Society Secretary, noting his feud with Robert Hooke, 5 pp total, 1685. $70,000 to $100,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Newton, Isaac. Autograph manuscript on God, 4 pp, c.1710, "In the beginning was the Word...."?$100,000 to $150,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. First edition, first issue. Untrimmed copy in contemporary boards. $30,000 to $50,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Lincoln, Abraham. Signed photograph, beardless portrait with Civil War provenance. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> IMPEACHMENT. Original engrossed copy of the first Andrew Johnson impeachment resolution vote. $120,000 to $180,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Mucha, Alphonse. 11 original pencil drawings for?<i>Andelicek z Baroku,</i> "Litte Baroque Angel," Prague, 1929. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Einstein, Albert. Annotated Galley Proofs for <i>The Meaning of Relativity.</i> 1921. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Silverstein, Shel. Original maquette for <i>The Giving Tree,</i> 34 original drawings. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Roth, Philip. Typed Manuscript with substantial autograph corrections for an unpublished sequel to <i>The Breast.</i> $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Taupin, Bernie. Autograph Manuscript, the original draft of lyrics for Elton John's "Candle in the Wind," 2 pp, 1973. $100,000 to $150,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> HARVEY, WILLIAM. <i>De Motu Cordis et Sanguinis in Animalibus Anatomica Exercitatio.</i> Padua: 1643. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> CESALPINO, ANDREA. <i>Peripateticarum Quaestionum Libri Quinque.</i> Venice: 1571. $30,000 to $40,000.