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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, 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
  • <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.