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Rare Book Hub: 40 Auctions Archived, another 43 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Friday, 2 October 2020, 40 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transactions+ Database; 1 denominated in Danish kronor, 8 in euros, 2 in British pounds, 1 in Mexican pesos, and 28 in US dollars.  Turnover was $10,274,306 as 8,316 lots were offered and 6,779 sold for an 82% success rate. 

 

4 auctions saw total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

BonhamsPrints and Multiples on September 29th: $1,714,298 
ChristiesPhotographs - online bidstart 9/21 on September 30th: $1,301,500 
SothebysClassic Photographs - online bidstart 9/21 on October 1st: $1,158,318 
SothebysContemporary Photographs on October 1st: $1,100,106 

 

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

Jacksons AuctionAutumn Collector's Choice Auction on September 30th: 185.35% 
Nye & Company AuctioneersDiscovery in the Backyard - Online Only on October 1st: 115.91% 
Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 9/22 on September 29th: 114.80% 
Doyle New YorkFine Literature on September 30th: 105.39% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on September 29th: 103.42% 
Lyon and TurnbullRare Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Photographs on September 30th: 101.11% 
SothebysThe Beatles - Online bidstart 9/8 on October 1st: 100.50% 


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

Heritage AuctionsComics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online - bidstart 9/20 on September 28th: 100.00% 
Leland Little AuctionsThe October Estate Sale on October 1st: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 9/13 on September 27th: 99.53% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters Weekly - Bidstart 9/20 on September 27th: 99.45% 
Heritage AuctionsUS Currency Weekly Online - Bidstart 9/22 on September 29th: 99.41% 
Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 9/22 on September 29th: 99.37% 
Jacksons AuctionAutumn Collector's Choice Auction on September 30th: 98.03% 
Potter and Potter AuctionsCircus, Sideshow and Oddities - online bidstart 8/31 on September 26th: 97.82% 
Doyle New YorkFine Literature on September 30th: 95.70% 
Heritage AuctionsCurrency Signature Auction on September 21st: 94.27% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on September 26th: 93.00% 
Grays AuctioneersFine Art Prints on September 30th: 91.18% 
Robert Siegel GalleriesWorldwide Stamps and Postal History on October 1st: 88.24% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on September 29th: 88.00% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 9/18 on September 25th: 87.32% 
Lyon and TurnbullRare Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Photographs on September 30th: 86.85% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 9/11 on September 23rd: 86.00% 
Nye & Company AuctioneersDiscovery in the Backyard - Online Only on October 1st: 84.54% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - bidstart 9/11 on September 22nd: 82.14% 
Rachel Davis Fine ArtsFine and Decorative Arts - Prints on September 26th: 80.00% 
SothebysThe Beatles - Online bidstart 9/8 on October 1st: 80.00% 
 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Christies Tom Stroud, oil field worker, Velma, Oklahoma, June, 12, 1980 on September 30th Actual price: USD $350,000.
  2. Bonhams Muhammad Ali on September 29th Actual price: USD $325,075.
  3. Sothebys CLEARING WINTER STORM, YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CALIFORNIA on October 1st Actual price: USD $277,200.
  4. Doyle New York Leaves of Grass. on September 30th Actual price: USD $175,000.
  5. Christies Maureen Gallagher and a night feeder at Hog Ranch, February, 1987 on September 30th Actual price: USD $150,000.
  6. Bonhams Marilyn Monroe (Marilyn) on September 29th Actual price: USD $137,575.
  7. Sothebys UNTITLED FILM STILL #84 on October 1st Actual price: USD $119,700.
  8. Bonhams Femme au Fauteuil No. 1 (Le Manteau Polonais) on September 29th Actual price: USD $112,575.
  9. Christies Elephant Drinking, Amboseli, 2007 on September 30th Actual price: USD $100,000.
  10. Sothebys SELF-PORTRAIT on October 1st Actual price: USD $88,200.
  11. Sothebys MAROON BELLS, NEAR ASPEN, COLORADO on October 1st Actual price: USD $75,600.
  12. Bonhams Maroon Bells, Near Aspen, Colorado on October 2nd Actual price: USD $75,075.
  13. Guernseys Wit, Frederick de. General Atlas on September 23rd Actual price: USD $75,000.
  14. Sothebys 'UNTITLED (JULY 28, 2012 3:57 PM)' on October 1st Actual price: USD $69,300.
  15. Sothebys 'EINKREISUNG' (ENCIRCLEMENT) (FROM KÖRPERKONFIGURATIONEN (BODY CONFIGURATIONS)) on October 1st Actual price: USD $60,480.
  16. Bonhams "Portfolio IV: What Majestic Word, In Memory of Russell Varian" on October 2nd Actual price: USD $56,325.
  17. Bonhams Mao on September 29th Actual price: USD $56,325.
  18. Bonhams Mao on September 29th Actual price: USD $56,325.
  19. Doyle New York Lolita. on September 30th Actual price: USD $55,625.
  20. Bonhams Mao on September 29th Actual price: USD $52,575.
  21. Bonhams Mao on September 29th Actual price: USD $50,075.
  22. Christies Four Guedras, Morocco, 1971 on September 30th Actual price: USD $50,000.
  23. Sothebys BATES HALL, BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY on October 1st Actual price: USD $47,880.
  24. Sothebys CIRCLE OF LIFE II on October 1st Actual price: USD $47,880.
  25. Bonhams Françoise on September 29th Actual price: USD $47,575.



40 auctions were reported this week:

Bonhams. Photographs on October 2nd: 44.51%
Finarte. Photographs on September 30th: 56.87%
Robert Siegel Galleries. Worldwide Stamps and Postal History on October 1st: 88.24%
Nye & Company Auctioneers. Discovery in the Backyard - Online Only on October 1st: 84.54%
Leland Little Auctions. The October Estate Sale on October 1st: 100.00%
Sothebys. Classic Photographs - online bidstart 9/21 on October 1st: 60.75%
Sothebys. Contemporary Photographs on October 1st: 70.79%
Sothebys. The Beatles - Online bidstart 9/8 on October 1st: 80.00%
PBA Galleries. Fine Golf Books and Memorabilia on October 1st: 76.48%
Jacksons Auction. Autumn Collector's Choice Auction on September 30th: 98.03%
Lyon and Turnbull. Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Photographs on September 30th: 86.85%
Grays Auctioneers. Fine Art Prints on September 30th: 91.18%
Doyle New York. Fine Literature on September 30th: 95.70%
Christies. Photographs - online bidstart 9/21 on September 30th: 50.83%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on September 29th: 88.00%
Bonhams. Prints and Multiples on September 29th: 75.81%
Heritage Auctions. US Currency Weekly Online - Bidstart 9/22 on September 29th: 99.41%
Heritage Auctions. World Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 9/22 on September 29th: 99.37%
Finarte. Prints and Multiples: Works from the Collection on September 24th: 43.33%
Ader. Online Photography Books - Collection of Nude Books (Bertolotti) & Miscellaneous on September 28th: 55.93%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters Weekly - Bidstart 9/20 on September 27th: 99.45%
Heritage Auctions. Currency Signature Auction on September 21st: 94.27%
Heritage Auctions. Comics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online - bidstart 9/20 on September 28th: 100.00%
Bonhams. Leaves of Wisdom Tibetan Illuminated Manuscripts from American Collections - bidstart 9/20 on September 27th: 72.73%
Rachel Davis Fine Arts. Fine and Decorative Arts - Prints on September 26th: 80.00%
Potter and Potter Auctions. Circus, Sideshow and Oddities - online bidstart 8/31 on September 26th: 97.82%
PosterConnection Inc.. End-of-Summer Sale on September 26th: 52.12%
Nadeau's Auction Gallery. Books, Prints on September 26th: 76.67%
Morton Subastas. Opportunity - Books, Prints - bidstart 9/16 on September 26th: 51.39%
Michaans Auctions. September Gallery Auction on September 26th: 65.31%
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Shooting Gallery Auction - Catalogs and Ephemera on September 26th: 64.81%
Heritage Auctions. Sports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 9/13 on September 27th: 99.53%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on September 26th: 93.00%
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Japanese and Korean Works of Art - Prints on September 25th: 62.00%
Guernseys. The Legendary Vladi Collection of Historical Maps on September 23rd: 11.85%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 9/18 on September 25th: 87.32%
Catawiki B. V.. Cartography - Bidstart 9/18 on September 25th: 55.56%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 9/11 on September 23rd: 86.00%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - bidstart 9/11 on September 22nd: 82.14%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - bidstart 9/11 on September 21st: 70.00%


For the week ahead 43 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Oct. 5th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 91 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - bidstart 9/25. 80 lots

Tue. Oct. 6th
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Valuable Books. 866 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. US Currency Weekly Online - Bidstart 9/29. 638 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. World Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 9/27. 159 lots
Ader. PARIS. Autograph Letters and Manuscripts - Day 1. 311 lots
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Chadds Ford, PA . Eclectic Variety - bidstart 10/1. 32 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Photographs. 356 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Books. 137 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - bidstart 9/25. 27 lots

Wed. Oct. 7th
Purcell Auctioneers. Birr. Irish Interest Book & Ephemera Auction. 593 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books, Maps & Documents, Travel & Exploration, Science & Medicine. 451 lots
Ader. PARIS. Autograph Letters and Manuscripts - Day 2. 233 lots
Mirabaud-Mercier Auctioneers. PARIS . Classic Sale - Books, Prints. 61 lots
Potomack Company. Alexandria. Between the Wars: Works on Paper. 51 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autographs and Artifacts - bidstart 9/12. 909 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Literature and Autographs. 695 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 9/25. 140 lots
Bonhams. London. Prints and Multiples. 283 lots
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. October Auction - Prints, Books. 30 lots

Thu. Oct. 8th
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Maps and Atlases. 181 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Literature - Illustrated Books. 356 lots
Christies. New York. Robert Motherwell Prints from the Dedalus Foundation - bidstart 9/22. 43 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Antiques & Textiles, A Private Collection of Vintage Automobilia & Motoring History. 53 lots
Leland Little Auctions. Hillsborough, NC. Asian Arts & Modern Art & Design. 82 lots
Sothebys. London. Private Collection of Fine Japanese Prints - bidstart 9/28. 50 lots
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. UNRESERVED @Neal - LA State & Mobile Museums. 66 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Modern Literature and Art Documentation. 759 lots
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Collection from the Library of Gerald and Barbara Weiner. 336 lots
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. 75172 Pforzheim. Books, Graphics. 3307 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 100220. 69 lots

Fri. Oct. 9th
Marc van de Wiele Auctions. Brugge. Autumn Auction. 1231 lots
Pierre Berge and Associes. Paris. Genevieve and Jean-Paul Kahn Library. 256 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. British & European Paintings & Watercolours, Old Master Prints & Drawings - Prints. 88 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 100920. 104 lots

Sat. Oct. 10th
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. Fine Books and Manuscripts. 894 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 200 lots
Arader Galleries. New York City. October Sale - online bidstart 9/19. 192 lots
Bonhams. London. Pop x Culture. 68 lots

Sun. Oct. 11th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online - bidstart 10/4.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters Weekly - Bidstart 10/4.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 9/27. 237 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Autographs and Manuscripts - bidstart 10/2. 54 lots

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