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Rare Book Hub: 26 Auctions Archived, another 28 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 6 April 2019 26 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database, 3 in Australian dollars, 1 in Swiss francs, 6 in euros, 1 in British pounds, 1 in Mexican pesos, and 14 in US dollars.  Turnover was $13,538,653 as 7,572 lots were offered and 6,056 sold for an 80% success rate.  Interest in the rooms continues to be high.

 

5 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

 
ChristiesPhotographs on April 2nd: $3,511,750 
Arenberg AuctionsBooks on March 30th: $1,844,122 
ChristiesThe Face of the Century: Photographs from the F Collection on April 2nd: $1,812,000 
ChristiesDaydreaming: Photographs from the Goldstein Collection on April 2nd: $1,614,750 
Kestenbaum and CompanyFine Judaica on March 28th: $1,389,692 
 

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

Koller AuctionsOld Master Prints on March 29th: 179.35% 
De Baecque and AssociesIncunables and Impressions of the 16th Century on March 28th: 128.82% 
Arenberg AuctionsBooks on March 30th: 117.25% 


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

Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 3/24 on March 31st: 99.40% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 3/24 on March 31st: 99.32% 
Heritage AuctionsWeekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 3/26 on April 2nd: 99.08% 
National Book AuctionsNatural History, de Soto, Chemistry, Americana on March 31st: 98.95% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 3/26 on April 2nd: 98.82% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 3/3 on March 31st: 96.06% 
Koller AuctionsOld Master Prints on March 29th: 92.45% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on March 30th: 89.29% 
De Baecque and AssociesIncunables and Impressions of the 16th Century on March 28th: 88.41% 
Addison and SarovaRare Books in All Fields on March 30th: 87.78% 
ChristiesThe Face of the Century: Photographs from the F Collection on April 2nd: 86.67% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on April 4th: 82.91% 
Winter AssociatesFine Art - Prints on April 1st: 80.00% 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Christies Dovima with Elephants, Evening Dress by Dior, Cirque d'Hiver, Paris, 1955 on April 2nd Actual price: USD $615,000.
  2. Christies Harlequin Dress (Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn), NY, 1950 on April 2nd Actual price: USD $325,000.
  3. Christies Lestnitsa (Steps), 1929 on April 2nd Actual price: USD $281,250.
  4. Christies A family on their lawn one Sunday in Westchester, N.Y. 1968 on April 2nd Actual price: USD $275,000.
  5. Christies Elephant Family at Night at a salt lick, Aberdare Forest, 1972/2009 on April 2nd Actual price: USD $250,000.
  6. Christies The Family, Luzzara, Italy, 1953 on April 2nd Actual price: USD $250,000.
  7. Arenberg Auctions A magnificent pair of globes, terrestrial and celestial. on March 30th Actual price: USD $238,000.
  8. Arenberg Auctions Le Grand Atlas, ou Cosmographie Blaviaene, en laquelle est exactement descritte la Terre, la Mer, et le Ciel. on March 30th Actual price: USD $231,000.
  9. Christies Nude on Sand, 1936 on April 2nd Actual price: USD $150,000.
  10. Christies Parade – Hoboken, New Jersey, 1955 on April 2nd Actual price: USD $137,500.
  11. Christies Black and White Vogue Cover (Jean Patchett), New York, 1950 on April 2nd Actual price: USD $137,500.
  12. Christies Untitled #328-02, 2002 on April 2nd Actual price: USD $125,000.
  13. Christies Iceland Poppy/ Papaver nudicaule (A), New York, 2006 on April 2nd Actual price: USD $125,000.
  14. Arenberg Auctions Theatrum Orbis Terrarum. on March 30th Actual price: USD $123,200.
  15. Christies Rose, Fritz Nobis, London, 1970 on April 2nd Actual price: USD $106,250.
  16. Christies Lew Alcindor, Basketball Player, 61st Street and Amsterdam Avenue, New York City, May 2, 1963 on April 2nd Actual price: USD $106,250.
  17. Christies 'Tied-Up Torso', Ramatuelle, 1980 on April 2nd Actual price: USD $100,000.
  18. Christies 'Self Portrait with Wife and Models', Paris, 1981 on April 2nd Actual price: USD $100,000.
  19. Christies Marilyn Monroe, actress, New York City, May 6, 1957 on April 2nd Actual price: USD $100,000.
  20. Christies North Pacific Ocean, Iwate, 1986 on April 2nd Actual price: USD $100,000.
  21. Kestenbaum and Company <<THE YOSEF GOLDMAN “SINGERMAN” COLLECTION.>> Containing c. 1,300 printed volumes. Abbreviated short-title list available upon request. on March 28th Actual price: USD $93,750.
  22. Christies 'Rue Abriot', Yves St. Laurent and Nude, Paris 1975 on April 2nd Actual price: USD $87,500.
  23. Christies Rayograph (Kiki Silhouette, Positive), 1922–1938 on April 2nd Actual price: USD $87,500.
  24. Kestenbaum and Company Machzor LePesach Minhag Aschkenaz [prayer-book for Passover]. Rite according to Aschkenazi custom. on March 28th Actual price: USD $80,000.
  25. Christies 'Mannequins Quai d'Orsay II', Paris, 1977 on April 2nd Actual price: USD $75,000.



26 total sales reported this week:

PBA Galleries. Art and Illustration: Books and Graphics - Illustrated Books - Miscellanea on April 4th: 62.73%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on April 4th: 82.91%
Arenberg Auctions. Books on March 30th: 77.81%
Winter Associates. Fine Art - Prints on April 1st: 80.00%
Artcurial. Aristophil - Writings and Works by Artists from the 16th to the 20th Centuries on April 2nd: 56.38%
Morton Subastas. EXPLORERS AND TRAVELERS OF THE WORLD, GEOGRAPHY, MAPS AND CARTOGRAPHY INCLUDES DOCUMENTS AND BOOKS O on April 2nd: 30.77%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints and Photographs on April 2nd: 69.75%
Christies. The Face of the Century: Photographs from the F Collection on April 2nd: 86.67%
Christies. Daydreaming: Photographs from the Goldstein Collection on April 2nd: 76.81%
Christies. Photographs on April 2nd: 65.25%
Heritage Auctions. Weekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 3/26 on April 2nd: 99.08%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 3/26 on April 2nd: 98.82%
Michael Treloar. Militaria - Online bidstart 3/19 on March 31st: 51.24%
Michael Treloar. Gastronomy - Online bidstart 3/19 on March 31st: 43.16%
Australian Book Auctions. April Gallery Sale on April 1st: 78.87%
Kestenbaum and Company. Fine Judaica on March 28th: 65.26%
Neret Minet and Tessier. Marine and Travel on March 27th: 75.80%
De Baecque and Associes. Incunables and Impressions of the 16th Century on March 28th: 88.41%
Koller Auctions. Old Master Prints on March 29th: 92.45%
Jeschke van Vliet Auctions Berlin GmbH. Rare Books, Prints and Art on March 29th: 48.28%
National Book Auctions. Natural History, de Soto, Chemistry, Americana on March 31st: 98.95%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 3/3 on March 31st: 96.06%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 3/24 on March 31st: 99.32%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 3/24 on March 31st: 99.40%
Addison and Sarova. Rare Books in All Fields on March 30th: 87.78%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on March 30th: 89.29%

 


For the week ahead 28 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Apr. 8th
Winner's Auctions Ltd. Jerusalem. Illustrious Personalities, Holocaust & Anti-Semitism, Historic Documents, Art, Seforim, Letters from. 280 lots
Dorotheum . Vienna. Globes. 9 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 72 lots

Tue. Apr. 9th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 4/2. 550 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Weekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 4/2. 229 lots
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Chadds Ford, PA . Eclectic Variety. 49 lots

Wed. Apr. 10th
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books, Maps and Documents. 555 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. April Fine Autograph and Artifact Sale - online bidstart 3/15. 879 lots
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Prints, Books. 39 lots
Purcell Auctioneers. Birr. Irish Advertising Signs and Rural Bygones. 119 lots
Dorotheum . Vienna. Prints Before 1900. 85 lots

Thu. Apr. 11th
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Vintage Cameras and Photography. 252 lots
One Of Kind Collectibles. Coral Gables. Rare Autographs, Manuscripts and Photography - Online Bidstart 4/4.

Fri. Apr. 12th
ALDE. Paris. Atlases - Maps - Travel Books. 214 lots

Sat. Apr. 13th
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Spring Estates Auction. 107 lots
Aspire Auctions. Cleveland. Prints - Online - Internet Bidstart 4/5. 39 lots
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints, Books. 226 lots
Leland Little Auctions. Hillsborough, NC. April Gallery Auction. 62 lots
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . Gallery Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs. 27 lots
North American Auction Company. Bozeman. American Frontier April Auction. 104 lots
Potomack Company. Alexandria. Live and Online - Prints, Books. 32 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 174 lots

Sun. Apr. 14th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 4/7.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 4/7.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 3/17. 242 lots
Carlsen Gallery. Greenville, NY. Books and Prints.
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints, Books. 50 lots
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>November 12-13, 2020</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> MACHIAVELLI, Niccolò. <i>Nicholas Machiavel's Prince. Also, The life of Castruccio Castracani of Lucca…</i> Translated by Edward Dacres. London, 1640. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> FILSON, John. <i>The Discovery, Settlement and present State of Kentucke: and An Essay towards the Topography, and Natural History of that important Country…</i> Wilmington, Del.: James Adams, 1784. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> ELUARD, Paul. <i>Un poeme dans chaque livre.</i> Paris: Louis Broder, 1956. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>November 12-13, 2020</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> LEWIS, James Otto. [<i>Aboriginal Port Folio.</i> Philadelphia: Published by the Author, 1835-1836]. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> [ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPTS]. BOOK OF HOURS, use of Rome, in Latin. [Southern Netherlands (Ghent or Bruges), c.1460]. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> MORE, Thomas, Sir. <i>The Workes ... wrytten by him in the Englysh tongue.</i> Edited by William Rastell. London, 1557. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>November 12-13, 2020</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> [KELMSCOTT PRESS]. MORRIS, William. <i>Love is Enough.</i> Hammersmith: The Kelmscott Press, 1897. $5,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> LINCOLN, Abraham. Autograph endorsement signed as President (“A. Lincoln”), 24 February 1863. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> WASHINGTON, George. Address panel with autograph free frank signed ("G:o Washington"), as Commander in Chief of the Continental Army, 5 August 1777. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>November 12-13, 2020</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> GOREY, Edward. <i>The Beastly Baby.</i> N.p.: The Fantod Press, 1962. $1,000 to $1,500.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> FROST, Robert. Photographic reproduction signed and inscribed ("Robert Frost”), to R.V. Thornton, 1955. $1,000 to $1,500.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> GOREY, Edward. <i>The Bug Book.</i> New York: Looking Glass Library, 1959. $500 to $700.
  • <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> REGAMEY, Felix (1844-1906). Unique drawing showing Verlaine and Rimbaud in London, September 1872. €70,000 to 100,000
    <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> LABORDE, Alexandre de (1773-1842). <i>Voyage pittoresque et historique de l’Espagne.</i> Paris : 1806-1820. €20,000 to 30,000
    <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> BOCCACE, Jean (1313-1375). <i>Il Decamerone…</i> Venise : Gabriele Giolito di Ferrari, 1542.<br>€ 12,000 to 15,000
    <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> LAMBERT, Yvon (1936). Full collection of writings from <i>Une rêverie émanée de mes loisirs.</i> Paris : 1992 - 2018. €50,000 to 70,000
    <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> JOUVE, Paul (1878-1973) -- KIPLING, Rudyard (1865-1936). <i>La Chasse de Kaa.</i> Paris : Javal & Bourdeaux, 1930. €2,000 to 3,000
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Book of Hours with Illuminated Miniatures, France, mid-15th century. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Conradus de Alemania [Halberstadt the Elder], <i>Concordantiae Bibliorum,</i> Strassburg, 1474. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Christopher Marlowe, <i>The Jew of Malta,</i> London, 1633. Earliest extant edition of this antiauthoritarian Elizabethan play. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b><br>Sir Isaac Newton, <i>The Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy,</i> first edition in English, 2 volumes, London, 1729. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> John Rae, <i>Narrative of an Expedition to the Shores of the Arctic Sea in 1846 and 1847,</i> first edition, London, 1850. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Philip Pittman, <i>The Present State of the European Settlements on the Mississippi…,</i> first edition, London, 1770. $10,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Cyanotype of an anatomy class at Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1895. $300 to $400.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Equine veterinary formulary, manuscript on paper, East Earl, Pennsylvania, circa 1860. $400 to $600.
  • <b><center>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Rare & Remarkable Autographs<br>and Manuscripts<br>Now until October 21, 2020</b>
    <b>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Now thru Oct. 21:</b> Most Remarkable Autograph Album Ever Offered: Wilde Poem, Melville Quotes Shakespeare, 8 presidents, Mary Lincoln & 400 More. $30,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Now thru Oct. 21:</b> Unique Napoleon Autograph Manuscript Detailing his Military Campaign in Italy, plus Doodles. $18,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Now thru Oct. 21:</b> Remarkable Pasteur Manuscript on Rabies Research 8 Months before 1st Successful Human Vaccination. $12,500 to $15,000.
    <b><center>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Rare & Remarkable Autographs<br>and Manuscripts<br>Now until October 21, 2020</b>
    <b>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Now thru Oct. 21:</b> Freud 1933 ALS Supporting First Lay Analyst Theodor Reik with Reik’s Handwritten Definition of Psychology. $15,000 to $16,000.
    <b>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Now thru Oct. 21:</b> Begin & Sadat Unique Signed Photo from Camp David Summit. $2,000 to $2,500.
    <b>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Now thru Oct. 21:</b> Rare Scriabin ALS Written the Year He Completed “The Poem of Ecstasy.” $4,000 to $5,000.
    <b><center>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Rare & Remarkable Autographs<br>and Manuscripts<br>Now until October 21, 2020</b>
    <b>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Now thru Oct. 21:</b> Columbus’ Patron Pays for a Gift to a Lady in Waiting. $2,000 to $2,500.
    <b>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Now thru Oct. 21:</b> Rare Signed Photo of Nansen, Nobel Prize Winner & Norway’s First Great Arctic Explorer. $1,000 to $1,200.
    <b>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Now thru Oct. 21:</b> Stravinsky Pens 5 Bars from "Petrouschka.” $1,200 to $1,500.
    <b>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Now thru Oct. 21:</b> Zapata Letter Written 4 Days Following Collapse of Negotiations between Villa and Carranza. $2,000 to $2,200.