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Rare Book Hub: 35 Auctions Archived, another 24 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Friday 31 January 2020 35 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 9 denominated in euros, 6 in British pounds, 2 in Mexican pesos, and 18 in US dollars.  Turnover was $12,266,490 as 14,366 lots were offered and 11,543 sold for an 80% success rate.  It was another strong week.

  

For the week upcoming 24 auctions are scheduled.

 

3 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

SothebysFine Manuscripts and Printed Americana on January 27th: $3,208,750 
Arader GalleriesFine Art - Prints on January 25th: $2,618,047 
Bubb KuyperBooks on November 29th: $1,619,137 

 

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

Case Antiques, Inc.Winter Auction on January 26th: 170.23% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - Internet bidstart 1/10 on January 21st: 147.01% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps, Documents on January 29th: 145.09% 
Chorley'sSpetchley Park - The Attic Sale - Books on January 28th: 137.72% 
Grays AuctioneersFine Art - Prints on January 29th: 131.04% 
Tessier & Sarrou and AssociatesAntiquarian Books on January 24th: 123.56% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 1/10 on January 20th: 114.14% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 1/17 on January 24th: 104.92% 


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

Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly on January 28th: 100.00% 
Leland Little Auctionsthe Winter Gallery Auction on January 25th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 1/12 on January 26th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsComics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online on January 27th: 99.91% 
Heritage AuctionsThe 1952 Topps & 1953 Topps PSA Set Registry Auction on January 30th: 99.87% 
Tessier & Sarrou and AssociatesAntiquarian Books on January 24th: 99.67% 
Heritage AuctionsComics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online on January 28th: 99.16% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters Weekly - Bidstart 1/19 on January 26th: 98.35% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - Internet bidstart 1/10 on January 21st: 97.22% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 1/10 on January 20th: 96.72% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps, Documents on January 29th: 92.81% 
Potter and Potter AuctionsVintage Posters on January 25th: 92.33% 
Case Antiques, Inc.Winter Auction on January 26th: 91.40% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on January 25th: 88.00% 
Chorley'sSpetchley Park - The Attic Sale - Books on January 28th: 87.12% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 1/17 on January 24th: 85.37% 
Grays AuctioneersFine Art - Prints on January 29th: 85.19% 
FreemansBooks and Manuscripts on January 30th: 85.02% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on January 30th: 83.66% 
OSENATAutomobilia - Books and Prints on January 25th: 81.02% 
Chiswick AuctionsPrinted Books and Manuscripts on January 28th: 80.85% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys John Hancock, manuscript letter signed, announcing the adoption of the Declaration of Independence, 6 July 1776 on January 27th Actual price: USD $1,040,000.
  2. Arader Galleries [World Map] Cosmographia Universalis ab Orontio olim descripta. on January 25th Actual price: USD $378,200.
  3. Sothebys The Generall Historie of Virginia, New-England, and the Summer Isles...London: 1627 on January 27th Actual price: USD $275,000.
  4. Arader Galleries [World Map] Universalior cogniti orbis tabula ex recentibus confecta observationi (A Universal Map of the Known World, Constructed by Means of Recent Observations) on January 25th Actual price: USD $268,400.
  5. Sothebys Autograph letter signed, to Joshua Reed Giddings, 21 May 1860 on January 27th Actual price: USD $175,000.
  6. Arader Galleries Theatrum Orbis Terrarum. - Parergon in quo Veteris Geographiae aliquot tabulae. - Nomenclator Ptolemaicus. on January 25th Actual price: USD $173,240.
  7. Sothebys AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN (PLATE CCCXI) on January 26th Actual price: USD $137,500.
  8. Sothebys Autograph manuscript fragment from his undelivered first Inaugural Address on January 27th Actual price: USD $137,500.
  9. Arader Galleries Iceland or Jer Falcon, Plate 366. on January 25th Actual price: USD $134,200.
  10. Sothebys GREAT BLUE HERON (PLATE CCXI) on January 26th Actual price: USD $118,750.
  11. Heritage Auctions 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle #311 PSA NM 7. on January 30th Actual price: USD $111,000.
  12. Arader Galleries [Americas Map] Il Disegno Del Discoperto Della Nova Franza, il quale s'e hauuto ultimamente dalla nouissima nauigatione de' Franzesi in quel luogo. on January 25th Actual price: USD $103,700.
  13. Sothebys Manuscript letter signed, to the Citizens of New York, [26-27 November 1783] on January 27th Actual price: USD $100,000.
  14. Arader Galleries [World Map] . Untitled double-hemisphere map constructed on a polar projections, with each hemisphere cut into thirty-six gores, in the manner of printed globes. on January 25th Actual price: USD $91,500.
  15. Arader Galleries Common American Swan, Plate 411. on January 25th Actual price: USD $85,400.
  16. Sothebys The Discovery, Settlement and Present State of Kentucke. Wilmington: Printed by James Adams, 1784 on January 27th Actual price: USD $68,750.
  17. Arader Galleries Reddish Egret or Purple Heron, Plate 256. on January 25th Actual price: USD $68,320.
  18. Arader Galleries NORTH AMERICAN INDIAN PORTFOLIO; HUNTING SCENES AND AMUSEMENTS OF THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS AND PRAIRIES OF AMERICA. on January 25th Actual price: USD $67,100.
  19. Arader Galleries A New Mapp of the Whole World. on January 25th Actual price: USD $66,040.
  20. Sothebys SNOWY OWL (PLATE CXXI) on January 26th Actual price: USD $62,500.
  21. Sothebys HOOPING CRANE (PLATE CCXXVI) on January 26th Actual price: USD $62,500.
  22. Freemans American White Pelican on January 30th Actual price: USD $62,500.
  23. Sothebys New-York: Hugh Gaine, ca. 1763–66 on January 27th Actual price: USD $62,500.
  24. Sothebys One autograph letter signed & 3 letters signed to General Alexander McDougall, September 1777 on January 27th Actual price: USD $62,500.
  25. Sothebys Six Nations document signed with the holograph totems of fourteen chiefs of the Six Nations, [Lancaster?], 28 July 1769 on January 27th Actual price: USD $62,500.



35 total sales reported this week:

Heritage Auctions. The 1952 Topps & 1953 Topps PSA Set Registry Auction on January 30th: 99.87%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on January 30th: 83.66%
Forum Auctions. Online Only - Select and Modern and Contemporary Editions and Works on Paper on January 28th: 45.16%
Rossini. Lithographs, Engravings on January 30th: 51.54%
Morton Subastas. Graphic Work and Photography on January 30th: 39.92%
Freemans. The Collection of Victor Niederhoffer - Part III on January 30th: 71.92%
Freemans. Books and Manuscripts on January 30th: 85.02%
Winner's Auctions Ltd. Chabad, Seforim, Hassidut, Glosses & Signatures, Postcards and Photo's, Holocaust and Antisemitism, on January 28th: 73.09%
Grays Auctioneers. Fine Art - Prints on January 29th: 85.19%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Printed Books, Maps, Documents on January 29th: 92.81%
Heritage Auctions. Comics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online on January 28th: 99.16%
Morton Subastas. Book Auction of Explorers, Travelers, Maps, Views, Science and Religion on January 28th: 45.22%
Chorley's. Spetchley Park - The Attic Sale - Books on January 28th: 87.12%
Chiswick Auctions. Autographs and Memorabilia on January 28th: 57.19%
Chiswick Auctions. Printed Books and Manuscripts on January 28th: 80.85%
Bubb Kuyper. Books on November 29th: 70.44%
Heritage Auctions. World Currency Weekly on January 28th: 100.00%
Potter and Potter Auctions. Vintage Posters on January 25th: 92.33%
Tessier & Sarrou and Associates. Antiquarian Books on January 24th: 99.67%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on January 28th: 75.25%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters Weekly - Bidstart 1/19 on January 26th: 98.35%
Heritage Auctions. Sports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 1/12 on January 26th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Comics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online on January 27th: 99.91%
Sothebys. Important Americana on January 26th: 67.86%
Sothebys. Fine Manuscripts and Printed Americana on January 27th: 72.78%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on January 25th: 88.00%
OSENAT. Automobilia - Books and Prints on January 25th: 81.02%
Leland Little Auctions. the Winter Gallery Auction on January 25th: 100.00%
Arader Galleries. Fine Art - Prints on January 25th: 63.16%
Case Antiques, Inc.. Winter Auction on January 26th: 91.40%
Eldreds. Annual "Cabin Fever" Auction on January 25th: 72.94%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 1/17 on January 24th: 85.37%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - Internet bidstart 1/10 on January 21st: 97.22%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 1/10 on January 20th: 96.72%
Catawiki B. V.. Autographs and Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 1/10 on January 19th: 79.55%

 


For the week ahead 24 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Feb. 3rd
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 60 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 1/24. 51 lots

Tue. Feb. 4th
Christies. Paris. Paul Distribats - Avant Garde Library. 276 lots
Doyle New York. New York. Sporting & Travel Books From the Library of Arnold "Jake" Johnson - bidstart 1/23. 350 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 1/24. 42 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. World Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 1/28. 155 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. US Currency Weekly Online - Bidstart 1/28. 686 lots

Wed. Feb. 5th
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autograph and Artifact Auction - online bidstart 1/24. 887 lots

Thu. Feb. 6th
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Rare Books and Manuscripts at the Pasadena Book Fair. 168 lots
Ader. PARIS. Letters and Autograph Manuscripts. 413 lots

Fri. Feb. 7th
Brunk Auctions. Asheville, NC . Emporium Auction. 32 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Winter Market Auction. 59 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 1/31. 164 lots

Sat. Feb. 8th
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . February Gallery Auction. 25 lots
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Important Winter Estates Auction. 74 lots
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. Disney. 25 lots
Rachel Davis Fine Arts. Cleveland. Works on Paper - Prints. 433 lots
Artcurial. Paris. Racing, Flying and Yachting. 40 lots
Brunk Auctions. Asheville, NC . Premier Auction - Prints, Books. 12 lots
North American Auction Company. Bozeman. February Collectors Sale. 107 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 200 lots

Sun. Feb. 9th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 1/26. 177 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Autographs and Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 1/31. 55 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.
  • <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.
  • <center><b>Il Ponte Casa d'Aste<br>Books and Manuscripts<br>26 January 2021</b>
    <center><b>Il Ponte Casa d'Aste<br>Books and Manuscripts<br>26 January 2021</b>
    <center><b>Il Ponte Casa d'Aste<br>Books and Manuscripts<br>26 January 2021</b>
  • <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Jan 20.<br>Mrs S. C. Belnos.</b> <i>The Sundhya or the Daily Prayers of the Brahmins,</i> 1st edition, 1851. £2,000 to £3,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Jan 20.<br>Sir Harry Darell.</b> <i>China, India, Cape of Good Hope and Vicinity,</i> 1st edition, 1852. £2,000 to £3,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Jan 20.<br><i>Scots Magazine,</i></b> 61 volumes, 1739-1800. With important maps of North America. £1,500 to £2,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Jan 21.<br>Ian Fleming.</b> <i>Casino Royale,</i> 1st edition, 1953. £10,000 to £15,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Jan 21.<br>Virginia Woolf.</b> <i>Really and Truly,</i> 1915. Autograph confessions book. £4,000 to £6,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Jan 21.<br>Evelyn Waugh.</b> <i>Vile Bodies,</i> 1st edition, 1930. £3,000 to £4,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Jan 21.<br>J. R. R. Tolkien.</b> Autograph letter signed on Old English, with corrected typescript. £2,000 to £3,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Jan 21.<br>Lewis Carroll.</b> <i>The Hunting of the Snark,</i> 1st edition, 1876. Presentation copy. £2,000 to £3,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Jan 21.<br>Essex House Press.</b> <i>Poems of William Shakespeare,</i> 1899. One of 450 copies. £1,000 to £1,500.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Jan 21.<br>Lafcadio Hearn.</b> <i>A Japanese Miscellany,</i> 1st edition, 1901. Presentation copy. £1,000 to £1,500.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Jan 21.<br>Jules Verne.</b> <i>Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Seas,</i> 1st UK edition, 1873. £2,000 to £3,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Jan 21.<br>Charles Dickens.</b> <i>The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit,</i> 1st edition, 1844. Original cloth binding. £800 to £1,200.