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Rare Book Hub: 28 Auctions Archived, another 29 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Friday, 6 March 2020, 28 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 2 denominated in British pounds, 7 in euros, and 19 in US dollars.  Turnover was $10,683,245 as 8,016 lots were offered and 6,826 sold at a svelt 85% rate.  The field is holding together as the emerging crisis for covid-19 is engulfing vulnerable populations.  To all:  Be Safe!!!!

 
4 auctions saw total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

ChristiesContemporary Editions on March 4th: $2,383,375 
Swann Galleries19th and 20th Century Prints and Drawings on March 5th: $1,779,358 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books on March 4th: $1,608,855 
SothebysAlfred Stieglitz, Georgia O’Keeffe, Juan Hamilton: Passage on March 5th: $1,596,875 
 

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

Catawiki B. V.Autographs and Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 2/14 on February 23rd: 172.57% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps & Documents, The Reference Library of the Late John Lawson (1932-2019) on March 4th: 123.16% 
ChristiesContemporary Editions on March 4th: 116.30% 
Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 2/25 on March 3rd: 101.74% 


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

Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 2/25 on March 3rd: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsComics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online on March 2nd: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsThe Charles Pease Collection Special Currency Online Auction on March 1st: 99.74% 
Heritage AuctionsSports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 2/16 on March 1st: 99.48% 
Heritage AuctionsU.S. Currency Weekly - Internet Bidstart 2/25 on March 3rd: 99.11% 
William H. Bunch Auctions and AppraisalsEclectic Variety - Books, Prints on March 2nd: 96.97% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters Weekly - Bidstart 2/23 on March 1st: 96.53% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books on March 4th: 95.18% 
William H. Bunch Auctions and AppraisalsEclectic Variety - Books, Prints on March 3rd: 94.83% 
Heritage AuctionsVintage Sports Photography Catalog Auction on February 29th: 93.23% 
Potter and Potter AuctionsThe Magic Collection of Jim Rawlins - Part 3 on February 29th: 92.58% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps & Documents, The Reference Library of the Late John Lawson (1932-2019) on March 4th: 92.17% 
ChristiesContemporary Editions on March 4th: 92.00% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 2/21 on February 28th: 84.11% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on February 29th: 81.00% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - Internet bidstart 9/27 on February 25th: 80.56% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 2/14 on February 24th: 80.00% 
 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys GEORGIA O'KEEFFE - HAND AND WHEEL on March 5th Actual price: USD $400,000.
  2. Heritage Auctions The Federalist: A Collection of Essays, Written in Favour of the New Constitution, as Agreed Upon by the Federal Convention, September 17, 1787. on March 4th Actual price: USD $312,500.
  3. Sothebys FLOWERS IN A VASE on March 5th Actual price: USD $275,000.
  4. Sothebys 'SPIRITUAL AMERICA' on March 5th Actual price: USD $218,750.
  5. Sothebys '291' on March 5th Actual price: USD $162,500.
  6. Bonhams Autograph manuscript in English, exploring the nature of God, on March 6th Actual price: USD $106,325.
  7. Sothebys SMALL HILLS NEAR ALCALDE on March 5th Actual price: USD $100,000.
  8. Heritage Auctions A Collection of Sacred Hymns, for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Selected by Emma Smith. on March 4th Actual price: USD $100,000.
  9. Christies $ (1): one plate on March 4th Actual price: USD $87,500.
  10. Christies Flexible on March 4th Actual price: USD $68,750.
  11. Christies Sun State I on March 4th Actual price: USD $68,750.
  12. Sothebys ULYSSES. PARIS: 1922; FIRST EDITION, MARSDEN HARTLEY'S COPY on March 5th Actual price: USD $62,500.
  13. Christies The Book of Love on March 4th Actual price: USD $60,000.
  14. Bonhams Original maquette for the Giving Tree, c.1964, on March 6th Actual price: USD $52,575.
  15. Bonhams White metal vessel, 35 inches high by 26 inches in diameter at widest, bottom 22 inches in diameter, welded "milk jug" with tapered neck, 3 (of 4) wing nut screws at bottom at north, south and east, and two faux hasps at either side of the neck. on March 6th Actual price: USD $50,075.
  16. Sothebys SELECTED IMAGES on March 5th Actual price: USD $50,000.
  17. Christies Touched Red on March 4th Actual price: USD $50,000.
  18. Heritage Auctions Doctrine and Covenants of the Church of the Latter Day Saints: Carefully Selected from the Revelations of God... on March 4th Actual price: USD $50,000.
  19. Bonhams A Book of Cats. on March 6th Actual price: USD $43,825.
  20. Bonhams [Beethoven's Ninth] Sinfonie mit Schluss-Chor uber Schillers Ode "An die Freude" fur grosses Orchester. on March 6th Actual price: USD $43,825.
  21. Bonhams Illuminated Manuscript on vellum, in Latin. on March 6th Actual price: USD $43,825.
  22. Christies Self Portrait on March 4th Actual price: USD $43,750.
  23. Christies Candy Apples on March 4th Actual price: USD $43,750.
  24. Christies Figure 5, from Color Numeral Series on March 4th Actual price: USD $43,750.
  25. Sothebys 'GEORGIA O'KEEFFE AND ORVILLE COX, CANYON DE CHELLY NATIONAL MONUMENT, ARIZONA' on March 5th Actual price: USD $40,000.



28 total sales reported this week:

Bonhams. Extraordinary Books and Manuscripts on March 6th: 58.26%
Swann Galleries. 19th and 20th Century Prints and Drawings on March 5th: 74.54%
Sothebys. Alfred Stieglitz, Georgia O’Keeffe, Juan Hamilton: Passage on March 5th: 62.75%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Maps and Atlases on March 5th: 65.52%
Alaska Auction. Online Only Sale - Books, Prints on March 5th: 79.76%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on March 3rd: 69.05%
Kedem Auctions Ltd.. Judaica: Books, Manuscripts, Letters on March 4th: 72.47%
RR Auction. Autographs and Artifacts, featuring Pop Culture - online bidstart 2/24 on March 4th: 57.72%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Printed Books, Maps & Documents, The Reference Library of the Late John Lawson (1932-2019) on March 4th: 92.17%
Christies. Contemporary Editions on March 4th: 92.00%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books on March 4th: 95.18%
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Eclectic Variety - Books, Prints on March 3rd: 94.83%
Heritage Auctions. World Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 2/25 on March 3rd: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. U.S. Currency Weekly - Internet Bidstart 2/25 on March 3rd: 99.11%
Heritage Auctions. Comics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online on March 2nd: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters Weekly - Bidstart 2/23 on March 1st: 96.53%
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Eclectic Variety - Books, Prints on March 2nd: 96.97%
Potter and Potter Auctions. The Magic Collection of Jim Rawlins - Part 3 on February 29th: 92.58%
Binoche et Giquello. Books: Avant Garde, Surrealism on February 28th: 62.42%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on February 29th: 81.00%
Catawiki B. V.. Autographs and Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 2/14 on February 23rd: 75.00%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 2/21 on February 28th: 84.11%
Catawiki B. V.. Cartography - Online Bidstart 2/21 on February 27th: 42.00%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - Internet bidstart 9/27 on February 25th: 80.56%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 2/14 on February 24th: 80.00%
Heritage Auctions. The Charles Pease Collection Special Currency Online Auction on March 1st: 99.74%
Heritage Auctions. Vintage Sports Photography Catalog Auction on February 29th: 93.23%
Heritage Auctions. Sports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 2/16 on March 1st: 99.48%

 


For the week ahead 29 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Mar. 9th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 103 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 1/24. 65 lots

Tue. Mar. 10th
ALDE. Paris. Ancient and 19th Century Books. 360 lots
JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung. Berlin. Autographs - Day 1. 377 lots
PosterConnection Inc.. Clayton. Winter Sale of Affordable Posters. 398 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Printed and Manuscript Americana. 370 lots
Rossini. Paris. COLLECTIONS: ADVERTISING ART - AUTOMOBILIA - AVIATION - SHIPPING AND RAILWAYS - CALCULATING MACHINES. 220 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - Internet bidstart 2/28. 30 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. U.S. Currency Weekly - Internet Bidstart 3/3. 823 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. World Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 3/3. 163 lots

Wed. Mar. 11th
Bonhams. London. Fine Books, Atlases, Manuscripts and Historical Photographs. 156 lots
Bonhams. New York. Medical and Scientific Library of Bruce Fye - Part III - Online bidstart 3/1. 337 lots
Nye & Company Auctioneers. Bloomfield. Pop Up Fine Art Auction. 60 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Photographs Monthly Online Auction. 122 lots
JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung. Berlin. Autographs - Day 2. 259 lots
Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers. Kilkenny. Spring Rare Book Sale. 901 lots

Thu. Mar. 12th
PIASA. Paris. Editions. 166 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: The Erwin Tomash Library on the History of Computing: the residual part. 292 lots
Sothebys. New York. Prints and Multiples Online - bidstart 3/4. 67 lots

Fri. Mar. 13th
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Lancaster. Books. 400 lots
Leland Little Auctions. Hillsborough, NC. The Contemporary Art Auction. 67 lots
Marc van de Wiele Auctions. Brugge. Spring Auction - Books and Prints. 986 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 3/6.

Sat. Mar. 14th
Leland Little Auctions. Hillsborough, NC. The Important Spring Auction. 51 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 200 lots

Sun. Mar. 15th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 3/1. 171 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters Weekly - Bidstart 3/8.
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Autographs and Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 3/6.

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>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>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