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Rare Book Hub: 33 Auctions Archived, another 28 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 20 October 2018 33 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 13 denominated in euros, 2 in British pounds, and 18 in US dollars.  Turnover was $15,779,733 as 16,280 lots were offered and 11,476 sold for a slim 70% success rate. Concerns in the United Kingdom over BREXIT and in the United States the recent stock market decline may auger that the linkage between economic uncertainty and auction outcomes is increasingly closely linked.  But it’s too early to say with any certainty whether a pattern will develop.

 

6 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

James D Julia AuctioneersAutomobilia and Petroliana on October 8th: $1,919,128 
RR AuctionSpace and Aviation - Internet bidstart 10/11 on October 18th: $1,791,914 
Heritage AuctionsIllustration Art on October 12th: $1,739,406 
Swann GalleriesArtists and Amateurs: Photographs and Photobooks on October 18th: $1,628,890 
Kiefer Buch und KunstauktionenRare Books on October 6th: $1,460,818 
Arenberg AuctionsBooks on October 13th: $1,346,050 



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

SothebysThe Collection of Renand-Chapet on October 18th: 258.72% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Art and Architecture Around the World on October 17th: 223.76% 
Swann GalleriesEarly Printed, Medical, Scientific and Travel Books on October 16th: 160.25% 
Arenberg AuctionsBooks on October 13th: 121.90% 
ALDELibrary of an Amateur - Modern Illustrated Books and Bindings on October 17th: 117.22% 
Purcell AuctioneersAutumn Book Sale on October 17th: 104.88% 
Marc van de Wiele AuctionsDocuments, Books and Manuscripts on October 6th: 104.37% 
Galerie BassengeManuscripts, Incunables, Theology, Paper Antiquities on October 16th: 104.14% 
SothebysGallison Hall: The James F. Scott Collection on October 15th: 103.42% 
RR AuctionSpace and Aviation - Internet bidstart 10/11 on October 18th: 101.74% 
James D Julia AuctioneersO'Connor's Americana Collection on September 26th: 101.44% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys NOTES ON THE STATE OF VIRGINIA; WRITTEN IN THE YEAR 1781, SOMEWHAT CORRECTED AND ENLARGED IN THE WINTER OF 1782, FOR THE USE OF A FOREIGNER OF DISTINCTION, IN ANSWER TO CERTAIN QUERIES PROPOSED BY HIM. [PARIS: FOR THE AUTHOR BY PHILIPPE-DENIS PIERRES,] 17 on October 15th Actual price: USD $300,000.
  2. Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen Opisanie Sviashchenneishago Koronovaniia ikh Imperatorskikh ... (kyrill., = Beschreibung der Krönung Ihrer Kaiserlichen Majestäten, ….). on October 6th Actual price: USD $222,720.
  3. Heritage Auctions Untitled Acrylic on canvas 48 x 40 in. Signed lower left , on October 12th Actual price: USD $162,500.
  4. Arenberg Auctions French songbook titled “Recueil des plus beaux airs de ce temps. 1620”, illuminated on vellum and silk. on October 13th Actual price: USD $137,750.
  5. Heritage Auctions Untitled, on October 12th Actual price: USD $137,500.
  6. Galerie Bassenge Geographicae Ennarationis, Libri Octo. on October 16th Actual price: USD $127,305.
  7. Swann Galleries Vu d'atelier [The artist's studio]. on October 18th Actual price: USD $125,000.
  8. Sothebys Christ Returning from the Temple with His Parents (B., Holl. 60; New Holl. 276; H. 278) on October 18th Actual price: USD $115,000.
  9. Swann Galleries Reysen und Wanderschafften durch das Gelobte Land. on October 16th Actual price: USD $106,250.
  10. Swann Galleries Portfolio entitled Roy DeCarava. on October 18th Actual price: USD $100,000.
  11. Heritage Auctions Trick or Treat, Playboy interior illustration on October 12th Actual price: USD $100,000.
  12. James D Julia Auctioneers Francis Pfister's Folding Map From of the Hudon River Corridor, Complete with Map Case, Circa 1758. on September 26th Actual price: USD $84,000.
  13. Heritage Auctions Broadway Showgirl, 1928 Watercolor and pencil on board 24.25 x 18.5 in. (sight) on October 12th Actual price: USD $81,250.
  14. Arenberg Auctions Theatrum orbis terrarum. on October 13th Actual price: USD $75,400.
  15. Sothebys HISTORY OF THE EXPEDITION UNDER THE COMMAND OF CAPTAINS LEWIS AND CLARK, TO THE SOURCES OF THE MISSOURI, THENCE ACROSS THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS AND DOWN TO RIVER COLUMBIA AND THE PACIFIC OCEAN, PERFORMED IN THE YEARS 1804–5–6. BY ORDER OF THE GOVERNMENT OF THE on October 15th Actual price: USD $75,000.
  16. RR Auction Dave Scott's Flown Apollo 15 CSM Lunar Landmark Maps Book on October 18th Actual price: USD $74,182.
  17. Heritage Auctions I Never Go Out with Married Men, So Won't You Please Come In on October 12th Actual price: USD $68,750.
  18. James D Julia Auctioneers Outstanding Red Hat Royal 400 Gasoline Porcelain Sign with Red Hat Graphic. on October 8th Actual price: USD $66,000.
  19. James D Julia Auctioneers Roger?s Rangers 1757 Commission and Two Powder Horns of Ranger Charles Bulkeley, Purchased Directly From His Descendants. on September 26th Actual price: USD $58,425.
  20. Swann Galleries Suite of 25 lively photographs depicting intimate studies of women; handsome couples and families; gorgeous dancers; revealing snapshots of kids; … on October 18th Actual price: USD $55,000.
  21. Swann Galleries Navegación Especulativa, y Práctica, con la Explicación de algunos Instrumentos, que están mas en Uso en los Navegantes [etc.]. on October 16th Actual price: USD $55,000.
  22. Arenberg Auctions Itinerario, Voyage ofte Schipvaert [...] naer Oost ofte Portugaels Indien, inhoudende een corte beschrijvinghe der selver Landen ende Zee-custen [...]. [And] Beschrijvinghe van de gantsche custe van Guinea, Manicongo, Angola, Monomotapa, ende tegenover de on October 13th Actual price: USD $52,200.
  23. Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen Los desastres de la guerra. Coleccion de ochenta láminas inventadas y grabadas al agua fuerte. Lfg. 1-5 u.7 (v. 8). on October 6th Actual price: USD $50,112.
  24. Swann Galleries The Walk to Paradise Garden. on October 18th Actual price: USD $47,500.
  25. Swann Galleries Fables Choisies, mises en Vers. on October 16th Actual price: USD $45,000.



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

Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Art and Architecture Around the World on October 17th: 100.00%
Sothebys. The Collection of Renand-Chapet on October 18th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 10/7 on October 14th: 99.86%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 10/9 on October 16th: 98.61%
Heritage Auctions. Ed Asner Family Center Fundraiser Internet Comic Art -Online bidstart 10/3 on October 17th: 98.53%
James D Julia Auctioneers. O'Connor's Americana Collection on September 26th: 98.46%
Sothebys. Gallison Hall: The James F. Scott Collection on October 15th: 96.97%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 9/16 on October 14th: 96.92%
Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers. Chatsworth Fine Art Sale - Prints on October 10th: 96.67%
James D Julia Auctioneers. Automobilia and Petroliana on October 8th: 96.54%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on October 13th: 95.91%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 10/7 on October 14th: 94.84%
Swann Galleries. Early Printed, Medical, Scientific and Travel Books on October 16th: 94.57%
Heritage Auctions. Illustration Art on October 12th: 88.44%
PBA Galleries. Fine Literature & Poetry on October 18th: 80.47%
Marc van de Wiele Auctions. Documents, Books and Manuscripts on October 6th: 80.02%


33 total sales reported this week:

Swann Galleries. Artists and Amateurs: Photographs and Photobooks on October 18th: 65.28%
RR Auction. Space and Aviation - Internet bidstart 10/11 on October 18th: 70.89%
Binoche et Giquello. Photographs by Josef Sudek on October 18th: 69.72%
PBA Galleries. Fine Literature & Poetry on October 18th: 80.47%
Sothebys. The Collection of Renand-Chapet on October 18th: 100.00%
Marc van de Wiele Auctions. Documents, Books and Manuscripts on October 6th: 80.02%
Galerie Bassenge. Manuscripts, Incunables, Theology, Paper Antiquities on October 16th: 57.24%
Galerie Bassenge. Literature, Children's Books on October 16th: 48.90%
Galerie Bassenge. Miscellanea on October 16th: 48.40%
Galerie Bassenge. Geography on October 16th: 51.81%
Heritage Auctions. Ed Asner Family Center Fundraiser Internet Comic Art -Online bidstart 10/3 on October 17th: 98.53%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 10/9 on October 16th: 98.61%
ALDE. Library of an Amateur - Modern Illustrated Books and Bindings on October 17th: 69.42%
Sothebys. The Midas Touch - John Keats Book on October 17th: 0.00%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Art and Architecture Around the World on October 17th: 100.00%
Michaans Auctions. Gallery Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs on October 13th: 55.56%
Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers. Chatsworth Fine Art Sale - Prints on October 10th: 96.67%
Purcell Auctioneers. Autumn Book Sale on October 17th: 78.73%
Swann Galleries. Early Printed, Medical, Scientific and Travel Books on October 16th: 94.57%
James D Julia Auctioneers. O'Connor's Americana Collection on September 26th: 98.46%
James D Julia Auctioneers. Automobilia and Petroliana on October 8th: 96.54%
Arenberg Auctions. Books on October 13th: 73.68%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on October 16th: 78.41%
Sothebys. Gallison Hall: The James F. Scott Collection on October 15th: 96.97%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 9/16 on October 14th: 96.92%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on October 13th: 95.91%
Clars Auction Gallery. Fine Art - Prints on October 14th: 76.19%
Clars Auction Gallery. Fine Art - Prints on October 13th: 73.61%
Heritage Auctions. Photographs on October 12th: 67.21%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 10/7 on October 14th: 94.84%
Heritage Auctions. Illustration Art on October 12th: 88.44%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 10/7 on October 14th: 99.86%
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. Rare Books on October 6th: 50.06%


For the week ahead 28 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Oct. 22nd
Doyle New York. New York. Prints and Multiples. 254 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 67 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Cornucopia of Collectibles- 2018 October Auction - session 5. 677 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Jan Mogensen Illustrations. 28 lots

Tue. Oct. 23rd
Bonhams. Los Angeles. Prints and Multiples. 217 lots
Christies. New York. Prints. 361 lots
Morton Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Auction of Ancient and Contemporary Books from the Collection of a Bibliophile. 259 lots
Ader. PARIS. Letters and Manuscripts. 451 lots
Il Ponte. Milan. Old Master Drawings and Engravings. 42 lots
Robert Siegel Galleries. New York. The John Birkinbine II Collection of Arizona and New Mexico Postal History. 217 lots

Wed. Oct. 24th
Bonhams. Edinburgh. The Sporting Sale. 152 lots
James D Julia Auctioneers. Fairfield. Dolph Gotelli, Holiday Auction. 162 lots
Robert Siegel Galleries. New York. The Kilbourne Collection of CSA Stamps and Postal History, Part 2. 429 lots

Thu. Oct. 25th
Swann Galleries. New York. Rare and important Travel Posters. 232 lots
ALDE. Paris. Antiquarian and 19th Century Books. 369 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper. 200 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Historical Manuscripts. 303 lots

Fri. Oct. 26th
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. East Anglian Sale, Part 2 - including Books and Maps. 102 lots
Skinner. Marlborough. Discovery - Interiors online - Bidstart 10/17.

Sat. Oct. 27th
North American Auction Company. Bozeman. Early American Indian and Western Auction. 102 lots
Leland Little Auctions. Hillsborough, NC. October Gallery Sale - Books, Prints.
Northeast Auctions. Portsmouth. The Dingman Collection - Prints and Books.
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper.

Sun. Oct. 28th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 10/21.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 10/21.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 9/30. 305 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. The Feeling Good Collection, Part II Currency Auction - online bidstart 9/30. 303 lots
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Lee's Summit . Antique Railroadiana, The Collection of Phil and Beverly Birks.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <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.
  • <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>