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Rare Book Hub: 47 Auctions Archived, another 35 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Friday, 3 July 2020, 47 auctions have been archived; 1 in Danish krona, 24 in euros, 4 in British pounds, and 18 in US dollars.  Turnover was $10,404,296 as 12,651 lots were offered and 9,912 lots sold for a 78% rate of sale [ROS].  It was another solid week.

 

2 auctions saw total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

SothebysContemporary Art Day on June 30th: $2,067,000 
ArtcurialComics on June 27th: $1,563,525 

 

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

Dirk Soulis AuctionsLithographs, Fine Art Prints on June 28th: 141.17% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 6/12 on June 24th: 126.42% 
Il PonteThe "wonderful" world of L'Oro dei Farlocchi. A fine selection of items from Maurizio Epifani's esta on June 30th: 118.22% 
Zwiggelaar AuctionsPart 3: Fine Arts, Photography, Sports, Picture albums, Chess books part I. on July 1st: 107.61% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on June 30th: 107.06% 
Il PonteBooks, Prints, Photographs on June 30th: 102.89% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on July 2nd: 100.18% 


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

Heritage AuctionsU.S. Currency Weekly - Internet Bidstart 6/23 on June 30th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsThe Charles R. Pease Collection Special Currency Online on June 28th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 6/23 on June 30th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 4/26 on June 28th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsComics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online on June 29th: 99.66% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters Weekly on June 28th: 97.38% 
Dirk Soulis AuctionsLithographs, Fine Art Prints on June 28th: 95.77% 
University ArchivesManuscripts and Autographs - Books on June 24th: 93.12% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 6/12 on June 24th: 92.00% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on July 2nd: 91.89% 
Rachel Davis Fine ArtsPrints and Drawings on June 27th: 91.62% 
ChristiesModern Editions - Online bidstart 6/15 on July 1st: 91.55% 
Il PonteThe "wonderful" world of L'Oro dei Farlocchi. A fine selection of items from Maurizio Epifani's esta on June 30th: 90.68% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on June 30th: 90.63% 
Dorotheum Books and Decorative Prints on June 30th: 88.45% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on June 27th: 87.50% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 6/12 on June 22nd: 86.30% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - Internet bidstart 9/27 on June 23rd: 85.29% 
Il PonteBooks, Prints, Photographs on June 30th: 84.88% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 6/19 on June 26th: 84.77% 
SothebysBooks and Manuscripts bidstart 6/22 on June 30th: 84.69% 
Zwiggelaar AuctionsPart 3: Fine Arts, Photography, Sports, Picture albums, Chess books part I. on July 1st: 84.62% 
University ArchivesThe Kennedys on June 10th: 84.21% 
Catawiki B. V.Autographs and Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 6/12 on June 21st: 83.33% 
Morphy AuctionsCoin-Op and Advertising - Signs, Displays, Posters and Prints on June 21st: 82.81% 
SothebysContemporary Art Day on June 30th: 80.77% 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys DOLLAR SIGN on June 30th Actual price: USD $500,000.
  2. Sothebys PLANK PIECE I-II on June 30th Actual price: USD $387,500.
  3. Artcurial Recueil Spirou n°49 La Pirogue on June 27th Actual price: USD $382,493.
  4. Artcurial Le Sceptre d'Ottokar on June 27th Actual price: USD $347,370.
  5. Sothebys BAD WOMAN on June 30th Actual price: USD $250,000.
  6. Sothebys SAVARIN (ULAE 183) on June 30th Actual price: USD $200,000.
  7. Sothebys UNTITLED ETCHING 1 on June 30th Actual price: USD $150,000.
  8. Artcurial Idées noires - Tome 1 on June 27th Actual price: USD $132,558.
  9. Sothebys UNTITLED on June 30th Actual price: USD $100,000.
  10. Sothebys UNTITLED (CINDY & RICHARD OUTTAKE) on June 30th Actual price: USD $93,750.
  11. Sothebys SHRINKY DINK 3 on June 30th Actual price: USD $55,000.
  12. Sothebys LOUISE BOURGEOIS on June 30th Actual price: USD $52,500.
  13. Artcurial Valérian - Tome 17 L'Orphelin des astres on June 27th Actual price: USD $51,550.
  14. Dorotheum Das Werk. Einleitende Worte: Hermann Bahr (und) Peter Altenberg. on June 30th Actual price: USD $49,931.
  15. Sothebys MALRAUX. La condition humaine. 1933 on June 30th Actual price: USD $49,502.
  16. Artcurial L'île noire on June 27th Actual price: USD $44,186.
  17. Sothebys CRYING PORTRAIT OF WILHELMINA AS A RENAISSANCE MADONNA WITH HOLY CHILD (AFTER LEONARDO) on June 30th Actual price: USD $43,750.
  18. Sothebys UNTITLED (YOUR MISERY LOVES COMPANY/FEEL IS SOMETHING YOU DO WITH YOUR HANDS) on June 30th Actual price: USD $43,750.
  19. Christies Miroir de la Tauromachie on July 1st Actual price: USD $43,574.
  20. Sothebys BETWEEN THE CLOCK AND THE BED (ULAE 246) on June 30th Actual price: USD $42,500.
  21. Sothebys LA BAIE DES ANGES (M. 350) on July 2nd Actual price: USD $40,671.
  22. Sothebys ARRANGED BY DONALD MARRON, SUSAN BRUNDAGE, CHERYL BISHOP AT PAINE WEBBER, INC. on June 30th Actual price: USD $37,500.
  23. Artcurial Eau-Forte V on July 1st Actual price: USD $35,280.
  24. Sothebys LE RÊVE DE PARIS (M. 600) on July 2nd Actual price: USD $34,414.
  25. Sothebys TEMPLE ET HISTOIRE DE BACCHUS (M. 346; C. BKS. 46) on July 2nd Actual price: USD $34,414.



47 total sales reported this week:

Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on July 2nd: 91.89%
Zwiggelaar Auctions. Part 4: Chess books part II, Ephemera and Postcards, Toys, WWI & II, Erotica, Posters, Stereo Photo on July 2nd: 72.90%
Sothebys. Marc Chagall's Colourful Reverie - Bidstart 6/22 on July 2nd: 69.74%
OSENAT. Automobilia - Books and Prints - Bidstart 6/25 on July 2nd: 75.82%
Artcurial. Limited Edition on July 1st: 77.55%
Zwiggelaar Auctions. Part 3: Fine Arts, Photography, Sports, Picture albums, Chess books part I. on July 1st: 84.62%
Trafford Books. Books, Ephemera, Photographs, Postcards, Postal History on July 1st: 73.96%
Christies. Modern Editions - Online bidstart 6/15 on July 1st: 91.55%
Binoche et Giquello. Typographical Curiosities - Remarkable Bindings - C.L. Collection on July 1st: 62.87%
Sothebys. Contemporary Art Day on June 30th: 80.77%
Sothebys. Books and Manuscripts bidstart 6/22 on June 30th: 84.69%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on June 30th: 90.63%
Il Ponte. Books, Prints, Photographs on June 30th: 84.88%
Il Ponte. The "wonderful" world of L'Oro dei Farlocchi. A fine selection of items from Maurizio Epifani's esta on June 30th: 90.68%
De Baecque and Associes. Ancient and Modern Books on June 30th: 60.47%
Potomack Company. Fine Art Prints, Vintage Posters on June 30th: 68.18%
Heritage Auctions. U.S. Currency Weekly - Internet Bidstart 6/23 on June 30th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. World Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 6/23 on June 30th: 100.00%
Dorotheum . Books and Decorative Prints on June 30th: 88.45%
Zwiggelaar Auctions. Part 2: Atlases, Comics, Asian, Subculture, Fine Arts on June 30th: 78.85%
Zwiggelaar Auctions. Part 1: Children's books, Literature, Old Books, Manuscripts, Amsterdam, Topography. on June 29th: 75.44%
Tessier & Sarrou and Associates. Book Sale: Surrealism, Old Paper, Literature, Children's Books on June 29th: 73.43%
Pierre Berge and Associes. Works of Art - Cartoons - bidstart 619 on June 29th: 22.83%
Doyle New York. Photographs on June 29th: 79.77%
Catawiki B. V.. Art and Photography - Online bidstart 6/19 on June 27th: 62.50%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 6/19 on June 26th: 84.77%
Catawiki B. V.. Cartography - Online Bidstart 6/19 on June 26th: 30.00%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 6/12 on June 24th: 92.00%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - Internet bidstart 9/27 on June 23rd: 85.29%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 6/12 on June 22nd: 86.30%
Catawiki B. V.. Autographs and Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 6/12 on June 21st: 83.33%
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Lithographs, Fine Art Prints on June 28th: 95.77%
Rachel Davis Fine Arts. Prints and Drawings on June 27th: 91.62%
Artcurial. Comics on June 27th: 64.58%
Jeschke van Vliet Auctions Berlin GmbH. Modern and Contemporary Art - Prints and Photographs on June 26th: 62.52%
Heritage Auctions. Comics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online on June 29th: 99.66%
Heritage Auctions. Sports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 4/26 on June 28th: 100.00%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Summer 2020 Extravaganza Sale: Part 1 - Day 4 on June 28th: 79.65%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Summer 2020 Extravaganza Sale: Part 1 - Day 3 on June 27th: 50.00%
Rago Arts and Auctions. American and European Fine Art - Prints on June 26th: 78.57%
Mirabaud-Mercier Auctioneers. Sale Collectible Posters on June 26th: 9.92%
Morphy Auctions. Coin-Op and Advertising - Signs, Displays, Posters and Prints on June 21st: 82.81%
University Archives. Manuscripts and Autographs - Books on June 24th: 93.12%
University Archives. The Kennedys on June 10th: 84.21%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters Weekly on June 28th: 97.38%
Heritage Auctions. The Charles R. Pease Collection Special Currency Online on June 28th: 100.00%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on June 27th: 87.50%


For the week ahead 35 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jul. 6th
Ketterer Kunst Doerling. Hamburg. Rare Books. 500 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 6/26. 67 lots

Tue. Jul. 7th
Aste Bolaffi. Turin. Automobilia - Internet Live. 129 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autograph and Artifact Auction - online bidstart 6/19. 1135 lots
Kedem Auctions Ltd.. Jerusalem . Rare and Important Items. 180 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. US Currency Weekly Online - Bidstart 6/30. 630 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. World Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 6/30. 150 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - Internet bidstart 6/26. 44 lots

Wed. Jul. 8th
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Photography. 160 lots
Nye & Company Auctioneers. Bloomfield. Estate Treasures - Fine Art Prints, Books. 20 lots
Bonhams. New York. Fine Books and Manuscripts - Online - Bidstart 6/25. 141 lots
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. BOOKS - FROM THE LIBRARY OF DR HENRI POLAILLON - OLD BOOKS AND MILITARY COSTUMES. 191 lots
Tajan. Paris. Prints and Illustrated Books. 261 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Photographs Monthly Online Auction. 92 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 6/26. 130 lots
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Books, Prints. 75 lots

Thu. Jul. 9th
ALDE. Paris. Travel Books - Atlases - Maps. 282 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics. 1323 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Art - Photographs and Prints - Food and Drink - Illustrated Books. 361 lots
Thomson Roddick Auctioneers & Valuers. Carlisle. Antiquarian and Collectable Books Auction. 321 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Maps and Atlases, Natural History and Color Plate Books. 390 lots
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Books, Prints. 28 lots

Fri. Jul. 10th
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Summer 2020 Extravaganza Sale: Part 2- Day 1. 587 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 7/3. 140 lots

Sat. Jul. 11th
Case Antiques, Inc.. Knoxville. Summer Auction. 126 lots
Heritage Auctions. Hong Kong. HKINF World Paper Money Signature Auction. 379 lots
John McInnis Auctioneers. Amesbury. Marblehead Estates. 121 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 200 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Summer 2020 Extravaganza Sale: Part 2- Day 2. 762 lots

Sun. Jul. 12th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters Weekly.
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Fine Art - Prints. 47 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 6/28. 213 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Summer 2020 Extravaganza Sale: Part 2- Day 3. 417 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Autographs and Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 7/3. 38 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <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.
  • <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>