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Rare Book Hub: 38 Auctions Archived, another 25 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Friday, 27 October 2019, 38 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 15 denominated in euros, 3 in British pounds, 1 in Mexican pesos, and 19 in US dollars.  Turnover was $31,713,773 as 8,678 lots were offered and 6,308 sold for a 73% success rate. 

 

5 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

ChristiesPrints and Multiples on October 23rd: $10,287,750 
SothebysPrints and Multiples - Prints on October 24th: $6,811,125 
ChristiesFine Printed Books & Manuscripts including Americana on October 25th: $3,356,625 
SothebysTHE SHAKERINE COLLECTION: Calligraphy in Qur’ans and other Manuscripts on October 23rd: $2,860,729 
BonhamsNatural History, Travel and Americana featuring the Dodge Family Autograph Collection on October 23rd: $1,822,869 

9 auctions saw total sales exceed 100% of the high estimates of all lots offered in the sale: 

PIASADaniel Varenne Collections - Illustrated Books, Books, and Documentation on October 23rd: 173.58% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - Internet bidstart 9/27 on October 15th: 165.14% 
Arenberg AuctionsPrints and Drawings (old and modern) on October 19th: 154.71% 
Forum AuctionsOnline sale: Modern Literature, Children’s and Illustrated Books, Private Press and Limited Editions on October 17th: 139.11% 
SothebysTHE SHAKERINE COLLECTION: Calligraphy in Qur’ans and other Manuscripts on October 23rd: 132.18% 
ALDEAutographs, Letters and Manuscripts on October 17th: 124.78% 
Swann GalleriesEarly Printed, Travel, Scientific & Medical Books on October 24th: 116.68% 
AderPost-War Prints on October 21st: 113.99% 
Doyle New YorkBank Notes on October 22nd: 106.05% 


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

Doyle New YorkBank Notes on October 22nd: 100.00% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - Internet bidstart 9/27 on October 15th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 10/13 on October 20th: 97.77% 
Forum AuctionsOnline sale: Modern Literature, Children’s and Illustrated Books, Private Press and Limited Editions on October 17th: 96.69% 
PIASADaniel Varenne Collections - Illustrated Books, Books, and Documentation on October 23rd: 94.07% 
Doyle New YorkPrints and Multiples on October 22nd: 93.45% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 10/4 on October 14th: 93.44% 
Swann GalleriesEarly Printed, Travel, Scientific & Medical Books on October 24th: 92.52% 
Robert Siegel GalleriesThe Joseph Antizzo Collection of Embossed Revenue Stamped Paper on October 23rd: 89.35% 
Morphy AuctionsThe John Yarbrough Coca Cola Collection on October 17th: 89.10% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on October 19th: 84.50% 
Rachel Davis Fine ArtsFine Art - Prints on October 19th: 82.14% 
Arenberg AuctionsPrints and Drawings (old and modern) on October 19th: 81.61% 
ChristiesFine Printed Books & Manuscripts including Americana on October 25th: 80.26% 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys TWO HUMAN BEINGS. THE LONELY ONES (SCHIEFLER 133; WOLL 157) on October 24th Actual price: USD $1,460,000.
  2. Christies Flags I on October 23rd Actual price: USD $1,215,000.
  3. Sothebys FLOWERS (F. & S. II.64-73) on October 24th Actual price: USD $1,100,000.
  4. Sothebys A MAGNIFICENT SAFAVID QUR'AN on October 23rd Actual price: USD $945,749.
  5. Christies The 1994 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences awarded to John Forbes Nash, Jr. on October 25th Actual price: USD $735,000.
  6. Sothebys MOONLIGHT I (SCH. 81A; W. 90) on October 24th Actual price: USD $680,000.
  7. Christies Color Numeral Series on October 23rd Actual price: USD $675,000.
  8. Christies Double Mickey Mouse on October 23rd Actual price: USD $615,000.
  9. Sothebys GREEN on October 24th Actual price: USD $548,000.
  10. Sothebys UNTITLED (HEAD; PER CAPITA; ERNOK; AND RINSO) on October 24th Actual price: USD $500,000.
  11. Christies The Fountain on October 23rd Actual price: USD $375,000.
  12. Christies Melancholy III on October 23rd Actual price: USD $287,500.
  13. Bonhams Indian Ornithology. on October 23rd Actual price: USD $275,075.
  14. Christies Retrospect on October 23rd Actual price: USD $275,000.
  15. ALDE Souvenirs du camp de Châlons. on October 17th Actual price: USD $266,000.
  16. Sothebys PORTRAIT DE JACQUELINE AU CHAPEAU DE PAILLE (B. 1067; BA. 1279) on October 24th Actual price: USD $250,000.
  17. Sothebys A LARGE AND FINELY-ILLUMINATED QUR'AN, COPIED BY MUHAMMAD SHAFI' B. 'ALI ASKAR AL-ARSANJANI, ILLUMINATED BY REZA SANI' HUMAYUN, PERSIA, QAJAR, DATED 1283 AH/1866-67 AD on October 23rd Actual price: USD $241,262.
  18. Christies Dissertatio de generatione et metamorphosibus insectorum Surinamensium. on October 25th Actual price: USD $225,000.
  19. Christies The 1994 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences awarded to Reinhard Selten for his contributions to Game Theory, namely as the first person to "refine the Nash equilibrium concept for analyzing dynamic strategic interaction." on October 25th Actual price: USD $225,000.
  20. Christies Two Maps I on October 23rd Actual price: USD $218,750.
  21. Bonhams Autograph Letter Signed ("Jesse W. James") denying accusations of being a horse thief, on October 23rd Actual price: USD $212,575.
  22. Christies Roommates, from Nude Series on October 23rd Actual price: USD $212,500.
  23. Bonhams Autograph Letter Signed ("J. Austen"), to her sister Cassandra, discussing intimate affairs, on October 23rd Actual price: USD $200,075.
  24. Sothebys TOTEM on October 24th Actual price: USD $187,500.
  25. Christies Usuyuki on October 23rd Actual price: USD $187,500.



38 total sales reported this week:

Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 10/13 on October 20th: 97.77%
Christies. Fine Printed Books & Manuscripts including Americana on October 25th: 80.26%
Swann Galleries. Early Printed, Travel, Scientific & Medical Books on October 24th: 92.52%
Sothebys. Prints and Multiples - Prints on October 24th: 60.61%
Morton Subastas. Books and Documents, Photographs and Prints on October 24th: 21.88%
PBA Galleries. Americana - Yosemite - Travel & Exploration - World History - Cartography on October 24th: 73.75%
Bonhams. Natural History, Travel and Americana featuring the Dodge Family Autograph Collection on October 23rd: 66.04%
ALDE. Modern Illustrated Books and Original Bindings on October 24th: 57.19%
Lion Heart Autographs. 150 MAGNIFICENT AUTOGRAPHS – INCLUDING HISTORY OF ISRAEL COLLECTION – NO BUYERS’ PREMIUM on October 23rd: 54.36%
PIASA. Daniel Varenne Collections - Illustrated Books, Books, and Documentation on October 23rd: 94.07%
Robert Siegel Galleries. The Joseph Antizzo Collection of Embossed Revenue Stamped Paper on October 23rd: 89.35%
Sothebys. THE SHAKERINE COLLECTION: Calligraphy in Qur’ans and other Manuscripts on October 23rd: 69.15%
Artcurial. Outsider(s) - A History of Beautiful Losers on October 22nd: 66.99%
Christies. Prints and Multiples on October 23rd: 73.49%
Tajan. Prints on October 21st: 27.96%
Ader. Post-War Prints on October 21st: 77.53%
Doyle New York. Prints and Multiples on October 22nd: 93.45%
Doyle New York. Bank Notes on October 22nd: 100.00%
Aguttes. Photography on October 20th: 37.59%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on October 22nd: 79.31%
Rachel Davis Fine Arts. Fine Art - Prints on October 19th: 82.14%
Nadeau's Auction Gallery. Mars and Neptune Sale on October 19th: 74.47%
Artoria S.A.. Autographs, Manuscripts and Books on October 15th: 65.22%
Garth's Auctioneers and Appraisers. The Collection of Jim Richards, Duck Creek Books -Online bidstart 10/7 on October 17th: 79.55%
Chiswick Auctions. Autographs and Memorabilia on October 16th: 50.59%
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Rare Books - Internet Bidstart 10/10 on October 17th: 31.34%
Arenberg Auctions. Prints and Drawings (old and modern) on October 19th: 81.61%
Eldreds. Fine and Decorative Arts - Prints, Books, etc. on October 18th: 53.57%
Forum Auctions. Online sale: Modern Literature, Children’s and Illustrated Books, Private Press and Limited Editions on October 17th: 96.69%
Morphy Auctions. The John Yarbrough Coca Cola Collection on October 17th: 89.10%
Michaans Auctions. Gallery Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs on October 12th: 50.00%
ALDE. French Classics on October 18th: 69.37%
ALDE. Autographs, Letters and Manuscripts on October 17th: 79.47%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 10/11 on October 18th: 78.18%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - Internet bidstart 9/27 on October 15th: 100.00%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 10/4 on October 14th: 93.44%
Catawiki B. V.. Autographs and Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 10/4 on October 13th: 72.97%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on October 19th: 84.50%

For the week ahead 25 sales are listed:

Mon. Oct. 28th
Australian Book Auctions. Armadale, . Voyages, Travels and Australiana - Including books from the estate of the late James Oswald Fairfax. 272 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 10/18. 50 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 69 lots

Tue. Oct. 29th
Swann Galleries. New York. Old Master Through Modern Prints. 446 lots
Morton Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Books and Documents, Lithographs and Engravings. 222 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - Internet bidstart 10/18. 19 lots
Freemans. Philadelphia. Modern and Contemporary Art - Prints and Photographs. 34 lots
Robert Siegel Galleries. New York. The William H. Gross Collection: United States Postal History. 563 lots

Wed. Oct. 30th
Nye & Company Auctioneers. Bloomfield. Estate Treasures - Fine Art Prints, Books. 30 lots
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Sports Cards, etc.. 59 lots
Freemans. Philadelphia. The Collection of Robert J. Morrison. 211 lots
Mirabaud-Mercier Auctioneers. PARIS . Furniture, Art Boards, Objects - Books, Prints. 46 lots

Thu. Oct. 31st
Bonhams. Edinburgh. The Sporting Sale - Books, Prints. 30 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper. 200 lots
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Sports Cards, etc.. 14 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Cartography - Online Bidstart 10/25. 45 lots

Fri. Nov. 1st
Bonhams. New York. Modern and Contemporary Prints and Multiples. 178 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 10/25. 143 lots

Sat. Nov. 2nd
Aspire Auctions. Cleveland. Fine Art - Prints - Online bidstart 10/25. 58 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 200 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Lincoln and His Times Americana & Political Signature Auction. 335 lots

Sun. Nov. 3rd
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 10/27.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 10/27.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 10/6. 225 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Autographs and Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 10/25. 23 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 18:</b> Manuel Orazi, <i>La Maison Moderne,</i> 1900. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 18:</b> Maxfield Parrish, <i>The Century, Midsummer Holiday Number,</i> 1897. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 18:</b> Alphonse Mucha, <i>Medee, Sarah Bernhardt,</i> 1898. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 18:</b> H.A. Volodimer, <i>Grand Prix d’Endurance de 24 Heures,</i> 1923. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 18:</b> Aldo Mazza, <i>Vini d’Italia,</i> circa 1920. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 18:</b> Leonetto Cappiello, <i>l’Oie d’Or,</i> circa 1930. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 18:</b> <i>James Bond Does It Everywhere in “Thunderball!”</i> designer unknown, 1965. $1,500 to $2,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 18:</b> Emil Cardinaux, <i>Palace Hotel, St. Moritz,</i> 1920. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 18:</b> Joseph C. Leyendecker, <i>“Contour” Arrow Form-Fit Collars,</i> 1917. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 18:</b> Sascha Maurer, <i>Ski at Lake Placid,</i> 1938. $2,500 to $3,500.
  • <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>
    <b><center>Christie’s<br>Paul Destribats:<br>Une Bibliothèque des Avant-gardes<br>Part III<br>2-3 and 4 February 2021</b>
  • <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>Rare Book Fair<br>Stuttgart<br>29 Jan – 1 Feb 2021</b>
    <center><b>Rare Book Fair<br>Stuttgart<br>29 Jan – 1 Feb 2021</b>
    <center><b>Rare Book Fair<br>Stuttgart<br>29 Jan – 1 Feb 2021</b>