• <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.
  • <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.

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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

  • <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.
  • <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>
  • <b><center>Christie’s<br>Paul Destribats:<br>Une Bibliothèque des Avant-gardes<br>Part III<br>2-3 and 4 February 2021</b>
    <b><center>Christie’s<br>Paul Destribats:<br>Une Bibliothèque des Avant-gardes<br>Part III<br>2-3 and 4 February 2021</b>
    <b><center>Christie’s<br>Paul Destribats:<br>Une Bibliothèque des Avant-gardes<br>Part III<br>2-3 and 4 February 2021</b>