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Rare Book Hub: 32 Auctions Archived, another 21 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 2 February 32 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 6 denominated in euros, 5 in British pounds, 1 in Mexican pesos, and 20 in US dollars.  Turnover was $11,670,574 as 7,866 lots were offered and 6,706 lots sold for an 85% success rate.

  

3 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 


ChristiesOld Master Prints on January 29th: $4,602,625 
Arader GalleriesJanuary Auction on January 26th: $1,620,220 
Forum AuctionsEditions and Works on Paper on January 29th: $1,211,742 



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

Dorotheum Property from Aristocratic Estates and Important Provenance on January 28th: 221.76% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents on January 30th: 139.75% 
Forum AuctionsPrivate Press, Illustrated Books, and Modern First Editions on January 30th: 118.90% 
Morton SubastasAn Approach to the Graphic Work of Salvador Dali on January 24th: 113.83% 
ChristiesOld Master Prints on January 29th: 109.25% 
Doyle New YorkAmericana from the Library of Arnold "Jake" Johnson on January 29th: 104.76% 
Brunk AuctionsEmporium Auction - Books, Prints on January 25th: 100.87% 


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

Leland Little AuctionsNew Year's Gallery Auction - Prints, Books on January 5th: 100.00% 
National Book AuctionsBooks-on-Books, King Ranch, Easton Leather on January 27th: 100.00% 
Leland Little AuctionsEnd of Summer Gallery Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs on August 26th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsWeekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 1/22 on January 29th: 99.70% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 1/20 on January 27th: 99.56% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 1/22 on January 29th: 99.14% 
Leland Little AuctionsWinter Gallery Auction on January 26th: 98.48% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on January 26th: 97.67% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 1/20 on January 27th: 97.14% 
Morton SubastasAn Approach to the Graphic Work of Salvador Dali on January 24th: 96.83% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 12/30 on January 27th: 96.83% 
Brunk AuctionsPremier Auction on January 26th: 95.83% 
Brunk AuctionsEmporium Auction - Books, Prints on January 25th: 95.35% 
Forum AuctionsPrivate Press, Illustrated Books, and Modern First Editions on January 30th: 87.85% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents on January 30th: 86.28% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on January 29th: 85.09% 
Doyle New YorkAmericana from the Library of Arnold "Jake" Johnson on January 29th: 84.94% 
SkinnerFine Prints and Multiples, Fine Photographs on January 25th: 84.00% 
Swann GalleriesFine Illustrated Books and Graphics on January 29th: 83.08% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Christies The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, from: The Apocalypse on January 29th Actual price: USD $612,500.
  2. Christies The Death of the Virgin on January 29th Actual price: USD $492,500.
  3. Christies Saint Jerome reading in an Italian Landscape on January 29th Actual price: USD $468,500.
  4. Christies Saint Eustace on January 29th Actual price: USD $396,500.
  5. Christies The Madonna of Einsiedeln: Large Version on January 29th Actual price: USD $372,500.
  6. Christies The Three Trees on January 29th Actual price: USD $324,500.
  7. Christies Carceri on January 29th Actual price: USD $225,000.
  8. Arader Galleries Ortelius Theatro de la Tierra Universal on January 26th Actual price: USD $218,750.
  9. Christies Cottage and Farm Buildings with a Man sketching on January 29th Actual price: USD $137,500.
  10. Arader Galleries Visscher America Wall Map on January 26th Actual price: USD $118,750.
  11. Arader Galleries Audubon Aquatint Female Turkey on January 26th Actual price: USD $100,000.
  12. Arader Galleries Audubon Aquatint Purple Heron on January 26th Actual price: USD $90,000.
  13. Christies The Whore of Babylon, from: The Apocalypse on January 29th Actual price: USD $87,500.
  14. Arader Galleries American Neptune 1778 on January 26th Actual price: USD $87,500.
  15. Arader Galleries Audubon Aquatint Great White Heron on January 26th Actual price: USD $87,500.
  16. Christies Bust of an Oriental Man on January 29th Actual price: USD $81,250.
  17. Arader Galleries Hubbard's Present State of New England on January 26th Actual price: USD $81,250.
  18. Christies The Large Self-Portrait on January 29th Actual price: USD $75,000.
  19. Christies The Crucifixion, from: The Large Passion on January 29th Actual price: USD $75,000.
  20. Forum Auctions Girl with Balloon on January 29th Actual price: USD $68,120.
  21. Christies The Sudarium held by one Angel on January 29th Actual price: USD $65,000.
  22. Christies Double Portrait of the Painter Konrad Eberhard and his Brother Franz on January 29th Actual price: USD $62,500.
  23. Forum Auctions Laugh Now on January 29th Actual price: USD $59,605.
  24. Forum Auctions Barcode on January 29th Actual price: USD $59,605.
  25. Arader Galleries 2 Spanish charts of the North Pacific Coast on January 26th Actual price: USD $58,750.


32 total sales reported this week:

Forum Auctions. Artsy: The Master and the Muse on January 31st: 71.43%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Printed Books, Maps and Documents on January 30th: 86.28%
Forum Auctions. Private Press, Illustrated Books, and Modern First Editions on January 30th: 87.85%
Forum Auctions. Editions and Works on Paper on January 29th: 69.85%
Bonhams. The Gentleman's Library Sale - Books and Prints on January 30th: 77.78%
Doyle New York. Americana from the Library of Arnold "Jake" Johnson on January 29th: 84.94%
Leland Little Auctions. Winter Gallery Auction on January 26th: 98.48%
Leland Little Auctions. End of Summer Gallery Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs on August 26th: 100.00%
Leland Little Auctions. New Year's Gallery Auction - Prints, Books on January 5th: 100.00%
Morton Subastas. An Approach to the Graphic Work of Salvador Dali on January 24th: 96.83%
Swann Galleries. Fine Illustrated Books and Graphics on January 29th: 83.08%
National Book Auctions. Books-on-Books, King Ranch, Easton Leather on January 27th: 100.00%
Purcell Auctioneers. The Christmas Book Sale on December 12th: 77.27%
OSENAT. Automobilia - Books and Prints on January 26th: 62.77%
Brunk Auctions. Premier Auction on January 26th: 95.83%
Brunk Auctions. Emporium Auction - Books, Prints on January 25th: 95.35%
Neal Auction Company. Winter Estates Auction on January 27th: 54.72%
Skinner. Fine Prints and Multiples, Fine Photographs on January 25th: 84.00%
Neret Minet and Tessier. Books and Manuscripts on January 25th: 56.86%
Christies. Old Master Prints on January 29th: 75.00%
Dorotheum . Property from Aristocratic Estates and Important Provenance on January 28th: 76.47%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on January 29th: 85.09%
Heritage Auctions. Weekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 1/22 on January 29th: 99.70%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 1/22 on January 29th: 99.14%
Il Ponte. Books and Manuscripts on January 22nd: 79.63%
Kedem Auction. Judaica: Books, Manuscripts, Letters, Objects on January 22nd: 71.35%
Kedem Auction. Online| Judaica: Books, Manuscripts, Letters, Objects on January 23rd: 72.64%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 12/30 on January 27th: 96.83%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 1/20 on January 27th: 97.14%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 1/20 on January 27th: 99.56%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on January 26th: 97.67%
Arader Galleries. January Auction on January 26th: 50.51%

For the week ended Saturday xx auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 6 denominated in euros, 5 in British pounds, 1 in Mexican pesos, and 20 in US dollars.  Turnover was $11,670,574 as 7,866 lots were offered and 6,706 lots sold for an 85% success rate.

 

For the week ahead 21 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Feb. 4th
Gonnelli Casa DAste. Firenze. Books and Graphics. 643 lots
Stephan Welz & Co.. Constantia. Cape Town | Fine Art & Design Auction - The Library of the Late Frikkie Botha.. 159 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 70 lots

Tue. Feb. 5th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 1/29. 610 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Weekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 1/29. 305 lots

Wed. Feb. 6th
Bonhams. London. Travel and Exploration - logbooks, prints, books. 85 lots
Old World Auctions. Glen Allen. Maps and Atlases - Internet bidstart 2/6. 795 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autograph and Artifact Auction featuring Presidents - online bidstart 1/18. 944 lots
Rossini. Paris. Lithographs, Fine Art Prints. 211 lots

Thu. Feb. 7th
Bonhams. New York. Amor Fati - Photographs Online - bidstart 1/31. 133 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Modern Literature and Illustrated Books. 267 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Vintage Posters. 464 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Books Sold to Benefit the ABAA Benevolent Fund (at Oakland). 174 lots

Sat. Feb. 9th
Rachel Davis Fine Arts. Cleveland. Prints and Drawings. 359 lots
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Lee's Summit . Advertising. 544 lots
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . Gallery Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs. 18 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 168 lots

Sun. Feb. 10th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 2/3.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 2/3.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 1/13. 157 lots
Carlsen Gallery. Greenville, NY. Annual Winter Antiques Auction - Books, Prints. 19 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Darwin, Charles. <i>On the Origin of Species.</i> Presentation Copy. Sold for $500,075.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Darwin, Charles. Autograph Letter Signed, 3 pp, negotiating the 2nd American edition with Appleton. Sold for $21,325.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Hemingway, Ernest. Autograph Letter Signed, 8 pp, Paris, 1924, to his father discussing Bullfighting, Stories, and his new baby. Sold for $25,075.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Shakespeare, William. <i>Corialanus.</i> London, 1623. 1st printing [Extracted from the First Folio]. Sold for $50,075.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Swift, Jonathan. <i>Gulliver's Travels.</i> London, 1726. 1st edition, Teerink's A edition, fine, large copy. Sold for $21,325.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Fitzroy, Robert. Autograph Letter Signed to agent Thomas Stilwell, informing him of the progress of H.M.S. Beagle. Sold for $17,575.
    <center><b>Bonhams<br> Property from the Collection of Nicole and William R. Keck II</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Shakespeare, William. <i>Sonnets.</i> 1901. 2 volumes. Printed on vellum and illuminated by Ross Turner, bound by Trautz-Bauzonnet. Sold for $13,825.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Beardsley, Aubrey. <i>The Birth, Life, and Acts of King Arthur.</i> 1893-94. 2 volumes. Contemporary painted vellum gilt by Chivers. Sold for $5,325.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Assisi, St. Francis. <i>The Canticle of Brother Sun.</i> Illuminated on vellum, for the Grolier Society. Sold for $7,575.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Rackham, Arthur. <i>Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens.</i> 1/500 copies signed by Rackham. Sold for $4,825.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Proust, Marcel. <i>Du coté de chez Swann.</i> 1st edition, 1st issue. Inscribed by Proust. Sold for $8,825.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Ian Fleming, <i>Goldfinger,</i> first edition, inscribed to Sir Henry Cotton, MBE, London, 1959. Sold for $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Joseph Brant, Mohawk Chief, ALS, writing after pledging support to King George III against American rebels, 1776. Sold for a record $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Sonia Delaunay, <i>Ses Peintures</i> . . ., 20 pochoir plates, Paris, 1925. Sold for a record $13,750.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Diana, Princess of Wales, 6 autograph letters signed to British <i>Vogue</i> editor, 1989-92. Sold for $10,400.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Alexander Hamilton, ALS, as Secretary of the Treasury covering costs of the new U.S. Mint, 1793. Sold for $12,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Benjamin Graham & David L. Dodd, <i>Security Analysis,</i> first edition, inscribed by Graham to a Wall Street trader, NY, 1934. Sold for $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> George Barbier & François-Louis Schmied, <i>Personnages de Comédie,</i> Paris, 1922. Sold for $9,375.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Alphonse Mucha, <i>Ilsée, Princesse de Tripoli,</i> Paris, 1897. Sold for a record $13,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Ralph Waldo Emerson, <i>The Dial,</i> first edition of the reconstituted issue, Emerson’s copy with inscriptions, Cincinnati, 1860. Sold for a record $3,250.