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Rare Book Hub: 29 Auctions Archived, another 41 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Friday 20 March 2020 29 auctions have been archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 8 denominated in euros, 7 in British pounds, 1 in Mexican pesos, and 13 in US dollars.  Turnover was $11,344,009 as 7,526 lots were offered and 6,089 sold for a svelt 81% in a world in crisis.  The world of rare books, manuscripts, maps and ephemera is transitioning.

 

2 auctions saw total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

ChristiesPrints and Multiples on March 18th: $4,569,752 
SothebysPrints and Multiples on March 19th: $3,631,642 
 

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

Leland Little AuctionsThe Important Spring Auction on March 14th: 131.40% 
SothebysMade in Britain on March 17th: 124.75% 
TooveysAntiquarian and Collectors' Books on March 17th: 121.27% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: The Partridge Fine Arts Research Library on March 20th: 117.54% 


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

Leland Little AuctionsThe Important Spring Auction on March 14th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 3/10 on March 17th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsComics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online on March 16th: 99.47% 
Heritage AuctionsUS Currency Weekly Online - Bidstart 3/10 on March 17th: 99.34% 
Heritage AuctionsSports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 3/1 on March 15th: 98.83% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: The Partridge Fine Arts Research Library on March 20th: 98.20% 
William H. Bunch Auctions and AppraisalsEclectic Variety - Books, Prints on March 17th: 95.65% 
TooveysAntiquarian and Collectors' Books on March 17th: 95.02% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters Weekly - Bidstart 3/8 on March 15th: 94.38% 
Cowans AuctionsHistoric Photography on March 16th: 92.65% 
Thomson Roddick Auctioneers & ValuersAntiquarian and Collectable Books Auction on March 19th: 89.44% 
Leland Little AuctionsThe Contemporary Art Auction on March 13th: 88.06% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 1/24 on March 9th: 87.69% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 3/6 on March 13th: 87.59% 
SothebysMade in Britain on March 17th: 86.11% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on March 14th: 85.00% 
Bruun RasmussenBooks and Illustrations on March 17th: 82.25% 
 
Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Christies Cowboys and Indians on March 18th Actual price: USD $569,125.
  2. Sothebys TOWARDS THE FOREST I (WOLL 112; SCHIEFLER 100) on March 19th Actual price: USD $437,512.
  3. Sothebys BEETHOVEN (F. & S. II.390-393) on March 19th Actual price: USD $320,842.
  4. Sothebys MELANCHOLY III (W. 203; SCH. 144) on March 19th Actual price: USD $291,675.
  5. Sothebys THE GIRLS ON THE BRIDGE (W. 628; SCH. 488) on March 19th Actual price: USD $277,091.
  6. Christies Queen Elizabeth II, from: Reigning Queens (Royal Edition) on March 18th Actual price: USD $243,606.
  7. Sothebys RETROSPECT (LITTMANN P. 120-121) on March 19th Actual price: USD $218,756.
  8. Christies Moonwalk on March 18th Actual price: USD $182,705.
  9. Christies Marilyn Monroe on March 18th Actual price: USD $182,705.
  10. Christies Apple, from: Ads on March 18th Actual price: USD $175,092.
  11. Christies Reflection on Conversation, from: Reflections Series on March 18th Actual price: USD $167,479.
  12. Christies $ (Quadrant) on March 18th Actual price: USD $159,867.
  13. Sothebys QUEEN ELIZABETH II OF THE UNITED KINGDOM (F<br>& S. II.335A) on March 19th Actual price: USD $138,546.
  14. Christies Moonwalk on March 18th Actual price: USD $129,416.
  15. Christies Faune devoilant une femme, from: La Suite Vollard on March 18th Actual price: USD $97,443.
  16. Christies Marilyn Monroe on March 18th Actual price: USD $91,352.
  17. Christies Lithographic Water Made of Lines, Crayon, and Two Blue Washes on March 18th Actual price: USD $88,307.
  18. Christies Kate Moss on March 18th Actual price: USD $83,740.
  19. Christies Étude pour une corrida on March 18th Actual price: USD $83,740.
  20. Christies Bacchanale on March 18th Actual price: USD $83,740.
  21. Sothebys CABEZA on March 19th Actual price: USD $80,211.
  22. Sothebys LIGHTNESS OF BEING, 2013 on March 17th Actual price: USD $73,082.
  23. Christies Goethe on March 18th Actual price: USD $63,947.
  24. Sothebys STATUE OF LIBERTY (L. P. 63) on March 19th Actual price: USD $61,252.
  25. Sothebys I LOVE LIBERTY (C. 192) on March 19th Actual price: USD $61,252.



29 total sales reported this week:

Sothebys. Prints and Multiples on March 19th: 51.32%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: The Partridge Fine Arts Research Library on March 20th: 98.20%
Thomson Roddick Auctioneers & Valuers. Antiquarian and Collectable Books Auction on March 19th: 89.44%
Nye & Company Auctioneers. Discovery in the Backyard Sale on March 19th: 74.16%
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Books, Maps and Prints on March 18th: 73.37%
PosterConnection Inc.. Winter Sale of Affordable Posters on March 10th: 53.52%
Finarte. Photographs on March 17th: 43.70%
Cowans Auctions. Historic Photography on March 16th: 92.65%
Heritage Auctions. US Currency Weekly Online - Bidstart 3/10 on March 17th: 99.34%
Christies. Prints and Multiples on March 18th: 79.51%
Sothebys. Made in Britain on March 17th: 86.11%
Morton Subastas. The Backal Collection and Library on March 17th: 33.20%
Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers. Spring Rare Book Sale on March 11th: 70.81%
Heritage Auctions. World Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 3/10 on March 17th: 100.00%
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Eclectic Variety - Books, Prints on March 17th: 95.65%
Tooveys. Antiquarian and Collectors' Books on March 17th: 95.02%
Kestenbaum and Company. K2 Online Sale: Judaic Books and Manuscripts on March 17th: 52.21%
Bruun Rasmussen. Books and Illustrations on March 17th: 82.25%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on March 17th: 74.24%
Heritage Auctions. Comics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online on March 16th: 99.47%
Leland Little Auctions. The Important Spring Auction on March 14th: 100.00%
Leland Little Auctions. The Contemporary Art Auction on March 13th: 88.06%
Heritage Auctions. Sports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 3/1 on March 15th: 98.83%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters Weekly - Bidstart 3/8 on March 15th: 94.38%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 3/6 on March 13th: 87.59%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - Internet bidstart 2/28 on March 10th: 76.67%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 1/24 on March 9th: 87.69%
Catawiki B. V.. Autographs and Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 2/28 on March 8th: 77.42%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on March 14th: 85.00%


For the week ahead 41 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Mar. 23rd
Tessier & Sarrou and Associates. Paris. Second part of Jean-Pierre Coffe's library: many autographed books (Online sale - starting price 1 e. 678 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints and Photographs. 110 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 3/13. 66 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Art of Persuasion: Online Auction of WWI Posters - bidstart 3/9. 75 lots

Tue. Mar. 24th
Forum Auctions. London. Editions and Works on Paper. 416 lots
Dorotheum . Vienna. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 268 lots
Jacksons Auction. Cedar Falls, Iowa . Spectacular Art, Antiques and Collectibles. 97 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. US Currency Weekly Online - Bidstart 3/17. 836 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. World Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 3/17. 164 lots
Sothebys. London. Original Film Posters - Online bidstart 3/17. 314 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - Internet bidstart 3/13. 35 lots
Robert Siegel Galleries. New York. The "Dubois" Collection of Important Prestamp Covers and Postal Markings of British North America, 1. 229 lots

Wed. Mar. 25th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. CGC-Certified Magazines. 357 lots
University Archives. Westport. Autographs, Manuscripts, Photographs. 215 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 3/13. 120 lots
Moreshet Auctions. Jerusalem. Judaica: Books and Manuscripts. 210 lots
Rago Arts and Auctions. Lambertville. Art - Prints and Photographs. 62 lots

Thu. Mar. 26th
Forum Auctions. London. The Birmingham Assay Office Library. 457 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Printed and Manuscript African Americana SALE POSTPONED - DATE TBA. 402 lots
Sothebys. London. Banksy Online - bidstart 3/13. 25 lots
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Lakeville. Rare and Unusual American Books, Ephemera and Art - bidstart 3/19. 189 lots
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Hudson. Asian Online. 21 lots

Fri. Mar. 27th
Jeschke van Vliet Auctions Berlin GmbH. Berlin-Schoneberg. Rare Books, Fine Art Prints. 547 lots
Brunk Auctions. Asheville, NC . Emporium Auction. 41 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. 296 lots
Grays Auctioneers. Cleveland, . Fine Art - Prints. 44 lots
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Lee's Summit . The Ed McHugh Collection: Books, including Railroad and Military History. 102 lots
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Hudson. Friday at Stair. 39 lots

Sat. Mar. 28th
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. Gambling Memorabilia and Playing Cards.
Addison and Sarova. Social Circle. Rare Books. 233 lots
Garth's Auctioneers and Appraisers. Columbus. Country Americana - Books and Prints. 18 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 200 lots
Brunk Auctions. Asheville, NC . Premier Auction - Prints, Books. 24 lots
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Lee's Summit . McHugh Railroadiana Collection, Session II. 425 lots
Leland Little Auctions. Hillsborough, NC. March Estates Auction - Fine Art Prints.
Stephan Welz & Co.. Constantia. Fine Art, Decorative Art, Books, etc.. 117 lots

Sun. Mar. 29th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters Weekly.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 3/15. 137 lots
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Lee's Summit . The Ed McHugh Collection: Sportsman and Advertising. 186 lots
Carlsen Gallery. Greenville, NY. March Madness 2020.

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