• <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>and Works on Paper<br>28 January 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Schedel (Hartmann). <i>Liber Chronicarum,</i> first edition, Nuremberg, Anton Koberger for Sebald Schreyer and Sebastian Kammermeister, 1493. £30,000 to £50,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> [Greek Orthodox Church].- <i>Menaion,</i> manuscript in Greek, on paper, in Greek letters, [Eastern Mediterranean], [c. 1400]. £5,000 to £7,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> American Revolution.- Loyalist's cow powder horn, engraved with the cypher "GR" for George III surmounted by a crown, an inscription, and on reverse an engraving of the "North River" [Hudson River], 1777. £5,000 to £7,000.
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>and Works on Paper<br>28 January 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Illuminated prayer book.- <i>Maria Carcer y Trigueros... Santa Misa y Oraciones,</i> illuminated manuscript in Spanish, on paper, [c. 1850]. £5,000 to £7,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Hardy (Thomas). <i>The Mayor of Casterbridge,</i> 2 vol., first edition in book form, original cloth, 1886. £2,000 to £3,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> [Austen (Jane)]. <i>Emma: A Novel,</i> first edition, Printed for John Murray, 1816. £7,000 to £10,000.
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>and Works on Paper<br>28 January 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Brontë (Charlotte). <i>Jane Eyre. An Autobiography,</i> 3 vol., first edition, Smith, Elder and Co., 1847. £10,000 to £15,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Cruikshank (George). <i>The Road to the Derby,</i> one of two proof copies, Raphael Tuck & Sons, 1882. £600 to £800.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Meunier (Charles, binder).- Gruel (Leon). <i>Manuel Historique et Bibliographique de l'Amateur de Reliures,</i> 2 vol., Paris, 1887.-1905. £3,000 to £4,000.
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>and Works on Paper<br>28 January 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Burne-Jones (Sir Edward). <i>The Work of Edward Burne-Jones,</i> edited by Philip Burne-Jones, one of 200 copies, [c.1900]. £4,000 to £6,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Nazraeli Press.- <i>Six by Six,</i> 36 vol. [a complete set], one of 100 sets, each with signed photograph, Portland, Or., 2010-16. £10,000 to £15,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Australasia.- Péron (Francois) and Freycinet. <i>Voyage de Découvertes aux Terres Australes,</i> 5 vol. including Atlas, second edition, Paris, 1824. £6,000 to £8,000.
  • <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>Case Antiques<br>Two-Day Winter Auction<br>Jan. 30 & 31, 2021</b>
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> Rare 1778 Engraved map of Colonial Philadelphia after George Heap (1714-1752) and Nicholas Scull (1687-1761). $10,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> Author signed and inscribed <i>THE FOUNTAINHEAD,</i> stated First Edition, by Ayn Rand, published by The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Indianapolis, New York, 1943. $2,000 to $2,400.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> John James Audubon (American, 1785-1851) hand-colored aquatint engraving, "Yellow-billed Magpie, Stellers Jay, Ultramarine Jay and Clark's Crow," Plate Number CCCLXII. $1,800 to $2,200.
    <center><b>Case Antiques<br>Two-Day Winter Auction<br>Jan. 30 & 31, 2021</b>
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> Andrew Jackson (1767-1845) autograph letter, signed, as President, to Nathan Reid detailing Jackson’s intervention on behalf of Reid's grandson. $1,800 to $2,200.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> Edward Steichen (Luxembourg/American, 1879-1973) portfolio of photographs, "The Early Years 1900-1927, 12 Hand-Gravure Prints" #41/1000, printed in 1981. $1,400 to $1,600.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, TLS, one-page typed letter on The White House, Washington, D.C., stationary to John Marshall Butler. $1,400 to $1,600.
    <center><b>Case Antiques<br>Two-Day Winter Auction<br>Jan. 30 & 31, 2021</b>
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> Two Pre-Civil War slave related letters, including one written by Mariah, a female domestic slave of James Vincent Musgrove (1814-1890) to her daughter. $1,000 to $1,200.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> Two author signed and inscribed Ayn Rand related books, including one Rand signed <i>WE THE LIVING,</i> London 1940 edition. $1,000 to $1,200.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> PLAN DE LA VILLE DE MEMPHIS (ETATS-UNIS) 40,000 HABITANTS pen and ink with watercolor hand drawn drainage system map, circa 1870. $700 to $900.
    <center><b>Case Antiques<br>Two-Day Winter Auction<br>Jan. 30 & 31, 2021</b>
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> Scarce Mezzotint portrait of Thomas Pownall, Colonial Governor of the Province of Massachusetts Bay (1757-1760) and South Carolina (1760). $600 to $700.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> VIEW OF NORFOLK FROM COSPORT, VIRGINIA, John Hill, engraver, after John Shaw (U.K., 1776-1832). $600 to $700.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> THE BURNING OF THE MERCHANT'S EXCHANGE, NEW YORK CITY -THE GREAT FIRE OF DECEMBER, 1835. Scarce color lithograph, a 1909 reissue of the original 1836 print. $500 to $700.

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Rare Book Hub: 44 Auctions Archived, another 28 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 27 October 2018 44 auctions were archived to the  Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 11 denominated in euros, 3 in British pounds, 1 in Mexican pesos, and 29 in US dollars.  Turnover was $36,456,421 as 12,673 lots were offered and 9,609 sold for a 76% sales rate. 

 
4 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

ChristiesPrints on October 25th: $13,239,750 
SothebysPrints and Multiples on October 22nd: $11,937,479 
Heritage AuctionsFall Sports Memorabilia on October 19th: $3,326,026 
BonhamsPrints and Multiples on October 23rd: $1,388,123 


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

Il PonteOld Master Drawings and Engravings on October 23rd: 223.94% 
Rago Arts and AuctionsTribal Art from the Collection of Allan Stone on October 19th: 203.25% 
AderAncient and Modern Books on October 18th: 167.57% 
Charlton HallEstates and Private Collections - Day 1 on October 18th: 132.05% 
ALDEAntiquarian and 19th Century Books on October 25th: 107.72% 
Potter and Potter AuctionsHoudiniana on October 20th: 103.96% 
SkinnerDiscovery - Interiors online - Bidstart 10/17 on October 26th: 101.43% 
ChristiesPrints on October 25th: 101.25% 
FerratonModern and Contemporary Art - Prints and Photographs on October 20th: 100.79% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on October 23rd: 100.27% 
 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys CICADA (ULAE 215) on October 22nd Actual price: USD $1,215,000.
  2. Christies Myths on October 25th Actual price: USD $780,500.
  3. Christies Jazz, Tériade, Paris, 1947 on October 25th Actual price: USD $588,500.
  4. Sothebys TEN PORTRAITS OF JEWS OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY (F. & S. II.226-235) on October 22nd Actual price: USD $471,000.
  5. Sothebys GREEN on October 22nd Actual price: USD $465,000.
  6. Christies Edmond de Belamy, from La Famille de Belamy on October 25th Actual price: USD $432,500.
  7. Christies Buste de femme d'après Cranach le Jeune on October 25th Actual price: USD $432,500.
  8. Christies De ou par Marcel Duchamp ou Rrose Sélavy (La boîte en valise, series F) on October 25th Actual price: USD $396,500.
  9. Sothebys MUHAMMAD ALI (F. & S. II. 179-182) on October 22nd Actual price: USD $325,000.
  10. Christies Mickey Mouse, from Myths on October 25th Actual price: USD $324,500.
  11. Heritage Auctions 1937 Heisman Memorial Trophy Presented to Yale University Halfback Clint Frank. on October 19th Actual price: USD $312,000.
  12. Sothebys MARILYN MONROE (MARILYN) (F. & S. II.31) on October 22nd Actual price: USD $275,000.
  13. Christies The Scream (After Munch) on October 25th Actual price: USD $250,000.
  14. Christies Torse de femme (L'Egyptienne) on October 25th Actual price: USD $237,500.
  15. Sothebys SUPERMAN (F. & S. II.260) on October 22nd Actual price: USD $237,500.
  16. Christies Reflection on Girl, from Reflections on October 25th Actual price: USD $225,000.
  17. Christies Mondschien I (Moonlight I) on October 25th Actual price: USD $212,500.
  18. Sothebys GRAPES (F. & S. II.190-195) on October 22nd Actual price: USD $212,500.
  19. Christies Le Repas Frugal, from La suite des Saltimbanques on October 25th Actual price: USD $200,000.
  20. Christies Superman, from Myths on October 25th Actual price: USD $200,000.
  21. Christies Marilyn: one plate on October 25th Actual price: USD $200,000.
  22. Christies Chanel, from Ads on October 25th Actual price: USD $187,500.
  23. Sothebys UNTITLED (TURQUOISE) (SCHELLMANN NO. 24) on October 22nd Actual price: USD $175,000.
  24. Christies Mickey Mouse, from Myths on October 25th Actual price: USD $162,500.
  25. Sothebys GROWING (LITTMANN PP. 88-91) on October 22nd Actual price: USD $162,500.



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

National Book Auctions. Books – Meehan, Native American, West, Mexico, Decorative, Antique, etc. on October 21st: 100.00%
Rago Arts and Auctions. Tribal Art from the Collection of Allan Stone on October 19th: 100.00%
Charlton Hall. Estates and Private Collections - Day 1 on October 18th: 100.00%
Alaska Auction. Books and Prints on October 18th: 100.00%
Carlsen Gallery. Spring Potpourri Antique Auction on April 22nd: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 10/14 on October 21st: 99.73%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 10/16 on October 23rd: 98.55%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 10/14 on October 21st: 98.33%
North American Auction Company. September Auction: Books, Prints on September 22nd: 97.70%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 9/23 on October 21st: 97.14%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on October 20th: 95.35%
Potter and Potter Auctions. Houdiniana on October 20th: 94.67%
Heritage Auctions. Fall Sports Memorabilia on October 19th: 93.79%
Il Ponte. Old Master Drawings and Engravings on October 23rd: 92.86%
Robert Siegel Galleries. The Kilbourne Collection of CSA Stamps and Postal History, Part 2 on October 24th: 92.54%
Heritage Auctions. Historical Manuscripts on October 25th: 92.08%
Carlsen Gallery. Anniversary Sale - Books, Prints, Photographs on September 23rd: 91.67%
James D Julia Auctioneers. Coin-Op and Advertising - Posters and Prints on October 21st: 90.32%
Charlton Hall. Estates and Private Collections - Day 2 on October 19th: 85.07%
Skinner. Discovery - Interiors online - Bidstart 10/17 on October 26th: 84.91%
Christies. Prints on October 25th: 83.43%
Bonhams. Prints and Multiples on October 23rd: 83.41%
Rachel Davis Fine Arts. Fine Art - Prints on October 20th: 81.32%
Ferraton. Modern and Contemporary Art - Prints and Photographs on October 20th: 80.66%
Binoche et Giquello. Autographs/Historic Manuscripts on October 19th: 80.65%
Trafford Books. Postal history, Photographs, Books, Postcards, and Ephemera. on October 10th: 80.52%


44 total sales reported this week:

National Book Auctions. Books – Meehan, Native American, West, Mexico, Decorative, Antique, etc. on October 21st: 100.00%
Skinner. Discovery - Interiors online - Bidstart 10/17 on October 26th: 84.91%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on October 25th: 76.50%
ALDE. Antiquarian and 19th Century Books on October 25th: 68.29%
Christies. Prints on October 25th: 83.43%
Swann Galleries. Rare and important Travel Posters on October 25th: 65.95%
Robert Siegel Galleries. The Kilbourne Collection of CSA Stamps and Postal History, Part 2 on October 24th: 92.54%
Robert Siegel Galleries. The John Birkinbine II Collection of Arizona and New Mexico Postal History on October 23rd: 37.33%
Il Ponte. Old Master Drawings and Engravings on October 23rd: 92.86%
Morton Subastas. Auction of Ancient and Contemporary Books from the Collection of a Bibliophile on October 23rd: 30.12%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on October 23rd: 79.10%
Heritage Auctions. Historical Manuscripts on October 25th: 92.08%
Alaska Auction. Books and Prints on October 18th: 100.00%
Rachel Davis Fine Arts. Fine Art - Prints on October 20th: 81.32%
Bonhams. The Sporting Sale on October 24th: 63.82%
Bonhams. Prints and Multiples on October 23rd: 83.41%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 10/16 on October 23rd: 98.55%
James D Julia Auctioneers. Coin-Op and Advertising - Posters and Prints on October 21st: 90.32%
Rago Arts and Auctions. The Collection of Martin Cohen, Part 1 on October 21st: 75.00%
Rago Arts and Auctions. Remix: Contemporary + Classic on October 20th: 69.23%
Rago Arts and Auctions. Tribal Art from the Collection of Allan Stone on October 19th: 100.00%
Potter and Potter Auctions. Houdiniana on October 20th: 94.67%
Galerie Bassenge. Autographs on October 18th: 65.55%
Galerie Bassenge. Modern Literature and Art Documentation on October 18th: 59.03%
Galerie Bassenge. Collection National Economy and State Philosophy on October 17th: 38.37%
Tajan. Books and Manuscripts on October 18th: 57.38%
Trafford Books. Postal history, Photographs, Books, Postcards, and Ephemera. on October 10th: 80.52%
Charlton Hall. Estates and Private Collections - Day 2 on October 19th: 85.07%
Charlton Hall. Estates and Private Collections - Day 1 on October 18th: 100.00%
Eldreds. Fine and Decorative Arts - Prints, Books, etc. on October 20th: 61.68%
Ferraton. Modern and Contemporary Art - Prints and Photographs on October 20th: 80.66%
Ader. Letters and Manuscripts on October 23rd: 44.69%
Ader. Ancient and Modern Books on October 18th: 73.44%
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Books - Internet Bidstart 10/11 on October 18th: 45.02%
Sothebys. Prints and Multiples on October 22nd: 70.51%
Binoche et Giquello. Autographs/Historic Manuscripts on October 19th: 80.65%
North American Auction Company. September Auction: Books, Prints on September 22nd: 97.70%
Carlsen Gallery. Spring Potpourri Antique Auction on April 22nd: 100.00%
Carlsen Gallery. Anniversary Sale - Books, Prints, Photographs on September 23rd: 91.67%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on October 20th: 95.35%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 9/23 on October 21st: 97.14%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 10/14 on October 21st: 98.33%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 10/14 on October 21st: 99.73%
Heritage Auctions. Fall Sports Memorabilia on October 19th: 93.79%

 


For the week ahead 28 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Oct. 29th
Winter Associates. Plainville, CT . Prints. 30 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 88 lots
PIASA. Paris. Library of François Mitterrand Modern books: from 1900 to today - Part one. 334 lots
Adams Amsterdam Auctions. Amsterdam. Co Westerik: Paintings, drawings and prints. The collection of Frank Verhallen. 94 lots
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Chadds Ford, PA . Fine Art + Prints - Day I. 340 lots

Tue. Oct. 30th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 10/23. 871 lots
PIASA. Paris. Library of François Mitterrand Modern books: from 1900 to the present day - Second part. 349 lots
Sothebys. London. A Private View: Property from the Country Home of Christopher Cone and Stanley J. Seeger. 32 lots
Doyle New York. New York. Travel Literature and Sporting Books from the Library of Arnold 'Jake' Johnson.
Tooveys. West Sussex. Postcards, Cigarette Cards; Photographs, Autographs, Printed & Manuscript Ephemera.
Vermot de Pas. Paris. Classic Sale - Books, Prints. 640 lots
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Chadds Ford, PA . Fine Art + Prints - Day 2. 38 lots

Wed. Oct. 31st
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. Treasures of the Civil War.
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. The Travel & Exploration Library of Steve and Peggy Fossett Part I. 213 lots
Sothebys. London. Collections. 2 lots
University Archives. Westport. Autographed Documents, Manuscripts, Books & Relics. 283 lots

Thu. Nov. 1st
Swann Galleries. New York. Old Master Through Modern Prints. 440 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. The Joel Harris Collection of Original Illustration Art and Illustrated Books (with additions). 360 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Space Exploration Signature Auction Featuring The Armstrong Family Collection Part I. 1268 lots

Fri. Nov. 2nd
Tooveys. West Sussex. Automobilia and Aeronautica.

Sat. Nov. 3rd
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Entertainment. 680 lots
PosterConnection Inc.. Clayton. Posters. 377 lots
Addison and Sarova. Macon. Rare Books in All Fields. 367 lots
Aspire Auctions. Cleveland. October Sale - Internet bidstart 10/26. 30 lots
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Hudson. The Fine Sale - Prints. 48 lots

Sun. Nov. 4th
OSENAT. FONTAINEBLEAU. Baudelaire Collection and Great Writers. 143 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 10/7. 286 lots
Michael Treloar. Adelaide SA. Books, Photographs & Manuscripts.

Bruce McKinney

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