• <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: 19 Auctions Archived, another 39 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 6 July 2019 19 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 8 denominated in euros, 2 in British pounds, and 9 in US dollars.  Turnover was $13,331,916 as 11,223 lots were offered and 6,717 sold for a slim 60% success rate.  Several sales underperformed but otherwise it was a very regular week.


2 auctions saw total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

ChristiesSingle Owner Book Collection on July 5th: $9,170,027 
Forum AuctionsEditions and Works on Paper on June 26th: $1,482,278 


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

Pierre Berge and AssociesBooks on June 28th: 192.36% 
ChristiesSingle Owner Book Collection on July 5th: 114.39% 
Fonsie Mealy AuctioneersRare Book and Literature Sale on June 18th: 108.30% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on July 2nd: 106.81% 


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

Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 6/2 on June 30th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 6/23 on June 30th: 99.18% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 6/25 on July 2nd: 99.18% 
Heritage AuctionsWeekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 6/25 on July 2nd: 98.50% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 6/23 on June 30th: 97.21% 
Fonsie Mealy AuctioneersRare Book and Literature Sale on June 18th: 94.91% 
North American Auction CompanyEarly American Indian and Western Auction on June 8th: 94.25% 
ChristiesSingle Owner Book Collection on July 5th: 89.93% 
Potter and Potter AuctionsThe Magic Collection of Jim Rawlins - Part 2 on June 29th: 88.89% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on July 2nd: 85.71% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on June 29th: 82.58% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Christies La Barre d'appui on July 5th Actual price: USD $601,160.
  2. Christies Second manifeste du Surréalisme. Frontispice de Salvador Dali on July 5th Actual price: USD $499,460.
  3. Christies Champs délicieux on July 5th Actual price: USD $390,980.
  4. Christies La Prose du Transsibérien et de la petite Jehanne de France on July 5th Actual price: USD $377,420.
  5. Christies Divers poèmes du livre ouvert (2e série) on July 5th Actual price: USD $296,060.
  6. Christies J'ai tué on July 5th Actual price: USD $247,188.
  7. Christies Le Revolver à cheveux blancs on July 5th Actual price: USD $211,875.
  8. Christies Dictionnaire abrégé du surréalisme on July 5th Actual price: USD $169,500.
  9. Christies La Fin du monde filmée par l'ange N.-D. on July 5th Actual price: USD $155,375.
  10. Christies Fiat modes, pereat ars on July 5th Actual price: USD $141,250.
  11. Christies Chanson complète on July 5th Actual price: USD $134,188.
  12. Christies Clair de terre on July 5th Actual price: USD $134,188.
  13. Christies 291. Numéros 1-12 on July 5th Actual price: USD $127,125.
  14. Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers Ulysses. on June 18th Actual price: USD $115,260.
  15. Christies Facile. Poèmes de Paul Éluard. Photographies de Man Ray on July 5th Actual price: USD $113,000.
  16. Christies Électricité. Dix rayogrammes de Man Ray et un texte de Pierre Bost on July 5th Actual price: USD $110,175.
  17. Forum Auctions Diamond Dust Shoes (Feldman & Schellmann II.255) on June 26th Actual price: USD $106,470.
  18. Christies L'Air de l'eau on July 5th Actual price: USD $98,875.
  19. Christies La Femme visible on July 5th Actual price: USD $98,875.
  20. Christies Poésie Ron-Ron. Manuscrit autographe et tapuscrit, signé et daté à Lausanne, le 24 février 1919 on July 5th Actual price: USD $93,225.
  21. Christies Au défaut du silence on July 5th Actual price: USD $87,575.
  22. Christies Le Miroir du merveilleux on July 5th Actual price: USD $84,750.
  23. Christies 23 gravures de Arp, Calder, De Chirico, Picasso, etc. on July 5th Actual price: USD $84,750.
  24. Christies Les Chants de Maldoror on July 5th Actual price: USD $84,750.
  25. Christies De l’Humour noir on July 5th Actual price: USD $77,688.

 


19 total sales reported this week:

Christies. Single Owner Book Collection on July 5th: 89.93%
Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers. Rare Book and Literature Sale on June 18th: 94.91%
Mirabaud-Mercier Auctioneers. Posters on June 20th: 11.53%
Pierre Berge and Associes. Books on June 28th: 50.00%
Potter and Potter Auctions. The Magic Collection of Jim Rawlins - Part 2 on June 29th: 88.89%
North American Auction Company. Early American Indian and Western Auction on June 8th: 94.25%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on July 2nd: 85.71%
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. Books, Graphics modern and ancient Arts, Antiques on June 27th: 43.54%
Forum Auctions. Editions and Works on Paper on June 26th: 60.81%
Soler Y Llach. Books, Maps, Manuscripts and Collections on June 27th: 34.21%
Soler Y Llach. Vintage Posters on June 27th: 69.48%
Kestenbaum and Company. Fine Judaica on June 20th: 48.31%
Heritage Auctions. Weekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 6/25 on July 2nd: 98.50%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 6/2 on June 30th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 6/25 on July 2nd: 99.18%
Chiswick Auctions. Books and Works on Paper on June 27th: 61.00%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on June 29th: 82.58%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 6/23 on June 30th: 97.21%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 6/23 on June 30th: 99.18%

 


For the week ahead 39 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jul. 8th
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 6/28. 94 lots

Tue. Jul. 9th
Sothebys. London. English Literature, History, Children's Books & Illustrations.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 7/2. 243 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Weekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 7/2. 182 lots
Christies. London - King Street. The Golden Age of Russian Literature: A Private European Collection.
Christies. London - King Street. Important Scientific Books from the Collection of Peter and Margarethe Braune.
Morton Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Books and Documents on the History of Mexico.
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. Comics. 31 lots
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Chadds Ford, PA . Eclectic Variety - Books, Prints.

Wed. Jul. 10th
Christies. London - King Street. Printed Books and Manuscripts.
Christies. London - King Street. Single Owner #1 - Books and Manuscripts.
Forum Auctions. London. Selected 16th and 17th century English books from the Fox Pointe Manor Library. 227 lots
Bonhams. New York. Stonewall@50 - Online bidstart 6/27.
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Featuring Animation and Presidents/Founding Fathers - Internet bidstar. 1074 lots
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Prints, Books. 21 lots

Thu. Jul. 11th
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Americana - Travel & Exploration - World History - Cartography.
Forum Auctions. London. Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. 234 lots
Profiles in History. Calabasas Hills. The Frank Darabont Collection - Part 2.
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Summer Americana Auction - Session 1: Native Americana, General Americana. 522 lots
Christies. London - King Street. From Artist to Woodblock: Japanese Prints - internet bidstart 7/4.
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Prints, Books. 10 lots

Fri. Jul. 12th
Jeschke van Vliet Auctions Berlin GmbH. Berlin-Schoneberg. Precious Books, Decorative Prints, Historical Photographs.
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Summer Americana Auction - Session 2: General Americana Pt.2; Numismatics. 354 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 7/5. 104 lots

Sat. Jul. 13th
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . Gallery Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs.
Case Antiques, Inc.. Knoxville. Historic Summer Fine Art, Antique, and Jewelry Auction - Books, Prints, Advertising. 90 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. The Nantucket Auction. 16 lots
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints, Books.
North American Auction Company. Bozeman. Montana's Largest Western Antique & Collector Sale..
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper.
Kolbe and Fanning Numismatic Booksellers. Gahanna. Numismatic Literature.
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Summer Americana Auction - Session 3: Minerals, Mining. 785 lots

Sun. Jul. 14th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 7/7.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 7/7.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 6/16. 153 lots
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Aviation, Easton, Atlases, Socialism, 17th Century, etc.. 167 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Summer Americana Auction - Session 4: Mining, Pt.2; Railroad, Transportation. 764 lots
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints, Books. 47 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Autographs and Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 7/5. 35 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <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.
  • <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.