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Rare Book Hub: 36 Auctions Archived, another 32 Upcoming this Week

Apologies for the delay in thie week's mailing folks!

 

For the week ended  Saturday 13 April 2019 36 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database, 14 denominated in euros, 2 in British pounds, and 20 in US dollars.  Turnover was $17,792,210 as 9,865 lots were offered and 7,867 sold for an 80% success rate.  These days bidders are plentiful and, for the field, it’s encouraging.

 

For the week ahead 32 auctions are scheduled.

 

 

4 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

SothebysPhotographs on April 5th: $4,036,875 
AderAristophil 18 - Historical Documents on April 4th: $1,685,160 
Arader GalleriesSpring 2019 Auction on April 6th: $1,594,033 
AguttesAristophil 18 - Famous Writers of the 19th and 20th Centuries on April 3rd: $1,203,283 


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

Beaussant LefevreAncient and Modern Books on April 5th: 183.72% 
EldredsThe Spring Sale on April 6th: 167.13% 
FerratonModern and Contemporary Works of Art - Prints on March 30th: 154.34% 
OSENATThe Empire at Fontainebleau - Books and Manuscripts on April 6th: 146.46% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents on April 10th: 117.84% 
AderAristophil 18 - Historical Documents on April 4th: 105.20% 
Charlton Hall90TH ANNIVERSAY AUCTION on April 5th: 104.76% 
Dorotheum Prints Before 1900 on April 10th: 104.74% 


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

National Book AuctionsModern 1sts, Limited Editions Club, Hemingway on April 7th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 3/10 on April 7th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 3/31 on April 7th: 99.60% 
Heritage AuctionsWeekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 4/2 on April 9th: 99.56% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 4/2 on April 9th: 99.45% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 3/31 on April 7th: 97.74% 
Beaussant LefevreAncient and Modern Books on April 5th: 96.15% 
James D Julia AuctioneersAutomobilia and Petroliana on April 4th: 95.91% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on April 6th: 94.80% 
William H. Bunch Auctions and AppraisalsEclectic Variety on April 9th: 93.88% 
FerratonModern and Contemporary Works of Art - Prints on March 30th: 91.81% 
EldredsThe Spring Sale on April 6th: 91.16% 
Potter and Potter AuctionsGambling Memorabilia, featuring the Collection of Tom Blue on March 30th: 90.51% 
OSENATThe Empire at Fontainebleau - Books and Manuscripts on April 6th: 88.95% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents on April 10th: 88.29% 
Alaska AuctionPrints, Books on March 27th: 85.71% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on April 9th: 81.94% 
Heritage AuctionsPhotographs on April 6th: 81.53% 
 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys PELIKAN TINTE on April 5th Actual price: USD $462,500.
  2. Ader L.A.S. « Bonaparte », Millesimo 29 germinal [18 avril 1796], à SA FEMME JOSÉPHINE, « A la citoyenne Bonaparte Rue Chantrene N° 6 Paris »  on April 4th Actual price: USD $247,520.
  3. Arader Galleries Snowy Owl, Plate 121. on April 6th Actual price: USD $227,500.
  4. Ader L.A.S. « BP », Quartier Général Milan 28 floréal IV (17 mai 1796), à SA FEMME JOSÉPHINE, « La Citoyenne Bonaparte Rue Chanterelle [sic] N° 6 Paris »  on April 4th Actual price: USD $189,280.
  5. Sothebys ASPENS, NORTHERN NEW MEXICO on April 5th Actual price: USD $187,500.
  6. Sothebys 'BLACK AND WHITE VOGUE COVER' (JEAN PATCHETT, NEW YORK) on April 5th Actual price: USD $187,500.
  7. Venator and Hanstein Vitas patrum (dt.) – Leben der heiligen Altväter. on March 29th Actual price: USD $159,839.
  8. Sothebys ORCHID CACTUS (CACTUS BLOSSOM) on April 5th Actual price: USD $150,000.
  9. Ader Portraits de l’Empereur Napoléon et de l’Impératrice Eugénie, en pied. Paire d’huiles sur toile, réentoilées, avec cadres en bois et stuc doré (accidents), 298 x 211 cm on April 4th Actual price: USD $138,320.
  10. Ader L.A.S. « NPB », Pont-de-Briques 2 thermidor [XII] (21 juillet 1804), à SA FEMME JOSÉPHINE  on April 4th Actual price: USD $138,320.
  11. Aguttes L.A.S. «Vincent v. Gogh», [Saint-Rémy de Provence 9 ou 10 février 1890], à Albert AURIER on April 1st Actual price: USD $120,848.
  12. Arader Galleries Ivory-Billed Woodpecker, Plate 66. on April 6th Actual price: USD $113,750.
  13. Sothebys 'WOMAN IN CHICKEN HAT (LISA FONSSAGRIVES-PENN) (A)' on April 5th Actual price: USD $112,500.
  14. Aguttes Le Livre Ouvert III, manuscrit autographe avec gouaches originales [ on April 3rd Actual price: USD $110,175.
  15. Sothebys AMBOSELI KENYA on April 5th Actual price: USD $106,250.
  16. Sothebys 'ASPENS, NORTHERN NEW MEXICO' on April 5th Actual price: USD $100,000.
  17. Arader Galleries Summer or Wood Duck, Plate 206. on April 6th Actual price: USD $100,000.
  18. Aguttes Correspondance autographe signée adressée à Théodore FRAENKEL on April 3rd Actual price: USD $99,892.
  19. Sothebys WASHINGTON COLUMN, 208 FEET, YOSEMITE on April 5th Actual price: USD $93,750.
  20. Aguttes Lettre autographe signée à sa femme illustrée d'un dessin original on April 3rd Actual price: USD $82,264.
  21. Sothebys '"TIED UP TORSO," RAMATUELLE' on April 5th Actual price: USD $81,250.
  22. Sothebys 'BATHING NUDE: SOAPING REAR (A)' (NEW YORK) on April 5th Actual price: USD $81,250.
  23. Sothebys FACE, PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND on April 5th Actual price: USD $81,250.
  24. Sothebys 'CALLA LILY' on April 5th Actual price: USD $81,250.
  25. Arader Galleries North American Indian Portfolio.. on April 6th Actual price: USD $81,250.



36 total sales reported this week:

RR Auction. April Fine Autograph and Artifact Sale - online bidstart 3/15 on April 10th: 60.07%
James D Julia Auctioneers. Automobilia and Petroliana on April 4th: 95.91%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Printed Books, Maps and Documents on April 10th: 88.29%
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Eclectic Variety on April 9th: 93.88%
Dorotheum . Prints Before 1900 on April 10th: 74.12%
OSENAT. The Empire at Fontainebleau - Books and Manuscripts on April 6th: 88.95%
Aguttes. Aristophil 21 - Mailing History on April 5th: 73.21%
Aguttes. Aristophil 20 - History, Famous Historical Characters on April 4th: 64.60%
Heritage Auctions. Weekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 4/2 on April 9th: 99.56%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 4/2 on April 9th: 99.45%
Venator and Hanstein. Modern and Contemporary Prints - Contemporary Books on March 30th: 61.36%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on April 9th: 81.94%
Alaska Auction. Prints, Books on March 27th: 85.71%
Ferraton. Modern and Contemporary Works of Art - Prints on March 30th: 91.81%
Potter and Potter Auctions. Gambling Memorabilia, featuring the Collection of Tom Blue on March 30th: 90.51%
Venator and Hanstein. Book - Prints - Autographs on March 29th: 47.97%
Dorotheum . Globes on April 8th: 77.78%
Aguttes. Aristophil 18 - Famous Writers of the 19th and 20th Centuries on April 3rd: 59.74%
Beaussant Lefevre. Ancient and Modern Books on April 5th: 96.15%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 3/31 on April 7th: 99.60%
Heritage Auctions. Photographs on April 6th: 81.53%
Eldreds. The Spring Sale on April 6th: 91.16%
Ader. Aristophil 18 - Historical Documents on April 4th: 67.49%
National Book Auctions. Modern 1sts, Limited Editions Club, Hemingway on April 7th: 100.00%
Trafford Books. Books on April 3rd: 79.73%
Charlton Hall. 90TH ANNIVERSAY AUCTION on April 5th: 78.57%
Kestenbaum and Company. Passover Haggadot - Online Auction on April 4th: 59.47%
Aste Bolaffi. Works of Art - Prints on April 2nd: 77.78%
Aguttes. Aristophil 16 - Fine Arts, Writings on April 1st: 59.02%
Sothebys. Photographs on April 5th: 69.31%
Bonhams. Photographs on April 5th: 55.40%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 3/10 on April 7th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 3/31 on April 7th: 97.74%
Arader Galleries. Spring 2019 Auction on April 6th: 46.23%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on April 6th: 94.80%
University Archives. Outstanding Selection of Autographed Documents, Manuscripts, Books & Relics on March 27th: 75.00%

 


For the week ahead 32 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Apr. 15th
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. Fine Books and Manuscripts - Timed - Bidstart 4/4. 120 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Americana Online - bidstart 4/1. 74 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 74 lots

Tue. Apr. 16th
Swann Galleries. New York. Printed and Manuscript Americana. 356 lots
Tooveys. West Sussex. Postcards, Cigarette Cards; Photographs, Autographs, & Ephemera. 59 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Valuable Books (Varia). 271 lots
PosterConnection Inc.. Clayton. Spring Sale - Affordable Posters. 412 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 4/9. 487 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Weekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 4/9. 249 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . History, Geography and Travel Books. 219 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Literature and Book Illustrations. 275 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Manuscripts and Old Prints. 177 lots
Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers. Kilkenny. Fortgranite Baltinglass Wicklow Country House Sale - Books and Prints. 172 lots

Wed. Apr. 17th
Doyle New York. New York. Rare Books, Autographs & Maps. 351 lots
Old World Auctions. Glen Allen. Maps and Atlases - Internet bidstart 4/3. 751 lots
Christies. New York. Prints and Multiples. 324 lots
Nye & Company Auctioneers. Bloomfield. April Fine Art And Collectors' Passion. 50 lots
Potomack Company. Alexandria. Japanese Print Collection: Estate of Frances & Philip H. Bradley. 89 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Monthly Photographs Online - bidstart 3/27. 100 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Bibliotecha Scholastica. 284 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Autographs. 394 lots

Thu. Apr. 18th
Swann Galleries. New York. Classic and Contemporary Photographs. 314 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper. 212 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Travel & Exploration - World History - Cartography. 312 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Space and Aviation - Internet bidstart 4/11. 405 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Spring Sports Card Catalogue. 2037 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Modern Literature and Art Documentation. 688 lots

Sat. Apr. 20th
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 160 lots

Sun. Apr. 21st
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 4/14.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 4/14.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 3/24. 255 lots
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> C.F. Payne, <i>Micawber—Imitating Norman Rockwell's "Triple self-portrait,"</i> acrylic, watercolor & colored pencil, 2002. Sold June 2021 for $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Jane Russell, archive of letters written during a whaling voyage, 1840s. Sold July 2021 for $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Guild of Women Binders, exhibition binding of A.F. Pollard’s <i>Henry VIII,</i> London, 1902. Sold July 2021 for $12,350.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Robert Frost, <i>Collected Poems,</i> author’s presentation copy, signed, with entirety of <i>Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening</i> inscribed, NY, 1930. Sold June 2021 for $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> James Joyce, <i>Ulysses,</i> deluxe limited issue, signed, London, 1936. Sold June 2021 for $21,250.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Mercator [family], <i>[World and Continents],</i> 5 double-page maps, Amsterdam, c. 1633. Sold June 2021 for $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> George Schlegel, <i>New York, Taken from Central Park,</i> hand-finished color-tinted lithograph, 1874. Sold June 2021 for $11,250.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Nicolaus Copernicus, <i>De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium,</i> second edition, Basel, 1566. Sold April 2021 for $75,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Book of Hours, Use of Utrecht, illuminated manuscript, c. 1435-45. Sold April 2021 for $60,000.
  • <b><center>Doyle<br>Rare Books, Autographs & Maps<br>September 23, 2021</b>
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 20. ADAMS, JOHN QUINCY. Letter to the editors of the Boston Atlas on slavery and its political ramifications, 1842. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 208. HEMINGWAY, ERNEST. <i>A Farewell To Arms.</i> New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1929. First edition. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 237. ADDAMS, CHARLES. Original drawing "Now Remember-act casual." $5,000 to $7,000.
    <b><center>Doyle<br>Rare Books, Autographs & Maps<br>September 23, 2021</b>
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 4. SMITH, ADAM. <i>An inquiry into the nature and causes of the wealth of nations.</i> Philadelphia, 1789. The first American edition. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 131. BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VON. <i>Cinquieme Sinfonie en ut mineur: C Moll de Louis Van Beethoven. Oeuvre 67.</i> First edition of the complete score. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 73. Chinese Export Painting. Album of twenty-three original Chinese natural history studies of flowers and insects. Likely Canton: circa 1850. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b><center>Doyle<br>Rare Books, Autographs & Maps<br>September 23, 2021</b>
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 241. GOREY, EDWARD. Original drawing "Cat Drawing Wallpaper." Signed in Pencil in lower right margin. $2,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 36. LINCOLN, ABRAHAM. Autograph note signed instructing Edwin Stanton to meet with the important African American abolitionist and officer Martin Delany. [Washington:] 21 February 1865. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 112. JONSON, BEN. <i>Workes</i>. London: William Stansby, 1616; Together with <i>Workes.</i> London: Richard Meighen,1640-41. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 161. STURGIS, LEE. <i>Salmon Fishing on Cain River, New Brunswick.</i> (Chicago:) Privately printed (for the author by Ralph Fletcher Seymour), 1919. First edition. $3,000 to $5,000.
  • <b><center>Fonsie Mealy’s<br>The Library of Howth Castle<br>September 22nd & 23rd, 2021</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Sep. 22-23:</b> Rosellini (Ippolito). <i>I Monumenti dell Egitto e Della Nubia,</i> Plate Volumes 1, 11 & 111, 3 vols. Elephant folio. €50,000 to €80,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Sep. 22-23:</b> Curtis (William), 1746 - 179, & other Editors. <i>The Botanical Magazine: or, The Flower Garden Displayed.</i> London 1793 - 1982-83. Together 184 vols. [with] other botanical material. €30,000 to €40,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Sep. 22-23:</b> Berkeley (George). <i>A Treatise Concerning the principles of Human Knowledge, wherein the chief Causes of Error and Difficulty in the Sciences…</i> Part I, Dublin, 1710 Rare First Edn. €15,000 to €20,000.
    <b><center>Fonsie Mealy’s<br>The Library of Howth Castle<br>September 22nd & 23rd, 2021</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Sep. 22-23:</b> Ruskin (John). A large finely executed Pencil Drawing, captioned <i>Oxford Cathedral, The Choir,</i> & Signed 'J. Ruskin Ch. Ch. 1838. €15,000 to €20,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Sep. 22-23:</b> Sir Edward L. Lutyens. Howth Castle Plans: A Series of 10 Original Architects Drawings and Sketches, Alterations and Additions for J.C. Gaisford St. Lawrence, County Dublin, Ireland. €8,000 to €12,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Sep. 22-23:</b> Newman (Rev. Fr. John Henry, later Cardinal, now Saint) A very good collection of 24 A.L.S. to [Thomas] Gaisford of the Gaisford St. Lawrence family of Howth Castle. €10,000 to €15,000.
    <b><center>Fonsie Mealy’s<br>The Library of Howth Castle<br>September 22nd & 23rd, 2021</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Sep. 22-23:</b> Manuscript Atlas: Hodges, Smith & Co. <i>The Estate of the Rt. Hon. the Earl of Howth Situate in the County of Dublin,</i> lg. atlas folio Dublin (Hodges, Smith & Co.) 1863. €4,000 to €6,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Sep. 22-23:</b> Anon. <i>Herbolario Volgare: nel quale se dimostra conoscer le herbe et le sue vrtu…</i> Sm. 8vo Venice (Gio Maria Palamides) 1539. €3,000 to €4,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Sep. 22-23:</b> Baron (Caesar). <i>Annales Ecclesiastici</i>. [With] <i>Annalium Ecclesiasticorum Caesaris Baronii... Apparatus.</i> [With] <i>Index Universalis Rerum Omnium</i> [and one other]. 38 vols total. €1,500 to €2,000.
    <b><center>Fonsie Mealy’s<br>The Library of Howth Castle<br>September 22nd & 23rd, 2021</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Sep. 22-23:</b> Log Books of Three British Warships. Three folio Volumes, containing meticulously arranged logs of the voyages of Royal Navy Ships from 1876 – 1881. €1,200 to €1,800.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Sep. 22-23:</b> Walpole (Robert). <i>Memoirs Relating to European and Asiatic Turkey,</i> lg. 4to Lond. 1817. €1,000 to €1,500.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Sep. 22-23:</b> Bosio (Antonio). <i>Roma Sotteranea,</i> Opera Postuma. Large thick folio Rome (Guglielmo Facciotti) 1632. €1,000 to €1,500.
  • <b>Il Ponte, Sep. 21:</b> ZEILER, Martin - <i>Topographiae Italiae.</i> Francoforte: Mattheus Merian, 1688. €3,500 to €4,500.
    <b>Il Ponte, Sep. 21:</b> HAMILTON, William, Sir -- HANCARVILLE, Pierre-Francois HUGUES - Collection of Etruscan, Greek and Roman Antiquities from the Cabinet of the Hon. William Hamilton. Napoli: Francois Morelli, 1766-67. €38,000 to €48,000.
    <b>Il Ponte, Sep. 21:</b> [ASTRONOMIA] - Manoscritto astronomico. Italia: 1650. €1,000 to €1,500.
    <b>Il Ponte, Sep. 21:</b> DALI, Salvador - <i>Biblia Sacra vulgatae editionis.</i> Edizione “Ad Personam” Milano: Rizzoli, 1967. €40,000 to €60,000.