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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

RBH and AE

  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Feb 21:</b> NASA archive with 351 photographs, silver & chromogenic prints, 1960-2002. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Feb 21:</b> Edward S. Curtis, suite of 18 cyanotypes, 1910-14. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Feb 21:</b> Edward S. Curtis, <i>Horse Capture, Atsina,</i> unique copper plate for <i>The North American Indian,</i> 1908. $60,000 to $90,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Feb 21:</b> John Whipple, <i>Harriet Beecher Stowe,</i> salted print from a calotype negative, 1853. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Feb 21:</b> Lewis Carroll, <i>Xie Kitchen,</i> albumen print, circa 1872. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Feb 21:</b> Ansel Adams, <i>Taos Pueblo,</i> limited, signed first edition of the artist's first book, 12 silver bromide prints, 1930. $30,000 to $45,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Feb 21:</b><br>JFK in his motorcade about 2 mins before his assassination, chromogenic print, 1963. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Feb 21:</b> Anton Guilio Bragaglia, 6 photomechanical postcards with facsimile signatures, 1911-13, printed 1932. $30,000 to $45,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Feb 21:</b> Société Anonyme, Inc, group of 9 postcards, including 8 real photo postcards, 1920-30. $25,000 to $35,000.
  • <b>Bonhams, Mar 12:</b> Walt Whitman. <i>Leaves of Grass.</i> First edition, first issue, SIGNED in block letters by Whitman. 1855. $200,000 to $300,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 12:</b> Isaac Newton's copy of John Greave's <i>Pyramidographia,</i> London, 1646. $50,000 to $70,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 12:</b> Colonel John Mosby. Robert E. Lee's autograph letter to Samuel Cooper reporting on Mosby's exploits, with Cooper's autograph note ordering his appointment to Major.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 12:</b> Gyula Halasz Brassai. Large archive of autograph and typed letters, over 260, to his family including his wife Gilberte, 1947-1978. $40,000 to $60,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 12:</b> Archive of drawings and letters from Harper Lee to Charles Carruth, including an inscribed first edition of <i>To Kill a Mockingbird.</i> $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 11:</b> VESALIUS, ANDREAS. 1514-1564. <i>De humani corporis fabrica libri septem.</i> Basel: Johannes Oporinus, June 1543. $300,000 to $500,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 11:</b> HARVEY, WILLIAM. 1578-1657. <i>De motu cordis & sanguinis in animalibus Anatomica Exercitatio.</i> Leiden: Joannis Maire, 1639. $25,000 to $35,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 11:</b> BERENGARIO DA CARPI, GIACOMO. 1460-1530. <i>Isagogae breves perlucide ac uberrimae in Anatomiam humani corporis.</i> Bologna: Benedictus Hectoris, 15 July 1523. $15,000 to $25,000
    <b>Bonhams NY, Mar 11:</b> FRANKLIN, BENJAMIN. 1706-1790. <i>Experiments and Observations on Electricity, made at Philadelphia in America…</i> London, 1769. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Bonhams NY, Mar 11:</b> BENIVIENI, ANTONIO. 1443-1502. <i>De abditis nonnullis ac mirandis morborum et sanationum causis.</i>Florence: Filippo Giunta, 1507. $8,000 to $12,000
  • <b>Christie’s Paris, 20 Feb:</b> BELON. <i>L’Histoire de la nature des oyseaux.</i> Paris : Corrozet, 1555. $17,000 to $23,000
    <b>Christie’s Paris, 20 Feb:</b> MIOMANDRE – BARBIER. <i>Dessins sur les danses de Vaslav Nijinsky.</i> Paris. 1913. $23,000 to $34,000
    <b>Christie’s Paris, 20 Feb:</b> HOKUSAI. <i>Fugaku Hyakkei, Edo : Nishimura Yûzô.</i> 1834-1875. $58,000 to $80,000
    <b>Christie’s Paris, 20 Feb:</b> EDWARDS. <i> <br>A Natural History of Uncommon Birds…</i> London : Printed for the Author. 1743-1764. $35,000 to $46,000
    <b>Christie’s Paris, 20 Feb:</b> VESALIUS. <i><br> De Humane Corporis Fabrica libri septem...</i> Basle : J. Oporinus. 1555. $58,000 to $80,000
  • <b>Morton Subastas on Bidsquare:</b><br>Die Französische Expedition gegen Mexico /Beilagen zum Beiheft des Militair - Wochenblattes
    <b>Morton Subastas on Bidsquare:</b><br>The Architecture Of M. Vitruvius Pollio. London, 1791.
    <b>Morton Subastas on Bidsquare:</b> Estatuto Provisional del Imperio Mexicano. México: Imprenta de Andrade y Escalante, 1865.
    <b>Morton Subastas on Bidsquare:</b> Historia de Méjico... México, 1849 - 1852.
    <b>Morton Subastas on Bidsquare:</b> Juárez, Benito - Ogazón, Pedro. Legajos de Bandos del Estado de Guadalajara, 1860-1863.
    <b>Morton Subastas on Bidsquare:</b> Sigüenza y Góngora, Carlos. Mapa de las Aguas que por el Círculo de 90 Leguas Vienen a la Laguna de Tescuco... Méx, 1748.
    <b>Morton Subastas on Bidsquare:</b> Cruces y Campa / Aubert / Valleto. Pareja Imperial, Fusilamiento de Maximiliano, Tipos Mexicanos... ca,1875.
  • <b>Bonhams: Treasures from the Eric C. Caren Collection: How History Unfolds on Paper, Part VII (Online). March 6-14, 2019</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> Albert Einstein A remarkable letter on God in English, one of his most eloquent and quoted, 1 p, July 2, 1945. $100,000 to $150,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> Benjamin Lincoln's commission as Major General in the Continental Army, February 19th, 1777. $60,000 to $90,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> Broadside. A Poem Upon the Bloody Engagement That Was Fought on Bunker's-Hill. 1775. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> Early, full printing of the Star-Spangled Banner in The Yankee, October 7, 1814. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> Paul Revere. Engraving, “The Boston Massacre Perpetrated on March 5, 1770," in <i>Massachusett's Calendar 1772.</i> $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Bonhams: Treasures from the Eric C. Caren Collection: How History Unfolds on Paper, Part VII (Online). March 6-14, 2019</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> Earliest known newspaper coverage of Babe Ruth, "a St Mary's schoolboy," Baltimore, April 4, 1914. $6,000 to $9,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> Franklin, Benjamin. <i>The Independent Whig.</i> First Magazine Published in America, Philadelphia: Keimer, 1723-4. $15,000 to $20,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> Smith, Joseph. <i>The Book of Mormon.</i> Palmyra: Printed by E.B. Grandin for the Author, 1830. First printing. $40,000 to $60,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> Last Words of Joseph Smith. Autograph Letter Signed from a Mormon disciple, conveying a contemporary account of the Prophet's final words, Nauvoo, July 27, 1844. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> John Brown's Body. Autograph Letter Signed from the daughter of John Brown attempting to arrange the return of her father's body, North Elba, Essex Co, NY, November 29, 1859. $4,000 to $6,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> Powell Expedition. Autograph diary of Rhodes C. Allen kept during the Powell Expedition of 1868, June 29, 1868 - November 16, 1868. $20,000 to $40,000