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Rare Book Hub: 33 Auctions Archived, another 54 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Friday, 12th March 2021, 33 auctions were archived to Rare Book Hub’s Transactions+ Database; 2 denominated in Danish krone, 12 in euros, 4 in British pounds, 1 in Mexican pesos, and 14 in US dollars.

 

Turnover was $9,355,880 as 85% of all lots offered sold.  Eight thousand five-hundred-ninety-five lots were posted and 7,298  changed hands.

 

For the week ahead 54 new sales are posted.  Prepare your paddles!

 

3 auctions saw total proceeds reach a million dollars:

ChristiesContemporary Editions on March 10th: $1,697,875
ArtcurialMaurice Houdayer Library on March 9th: $1,584,339
Swann GalleriesFine Photographs on March 11th: $1,412,802

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

Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 2/19 on March 3rd: 230.18%
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps & Documents, The Kenn Back Polar Library, Napoleonic Manuscripts on March 10th: 195.55%
Bruun RasmussenBooks and Old Prints on March 8th: 151.31%
Tennants AuctioneersBooks, Maps and Ephemera - online on March 10th: 147.95%
ArtcurialMaurice Houdayer Library on March 9th: 139.77%
Fonsie Mealy AuctioneersThe Collector's Sale on March 3rd: 124.13%
Carlsen GalleryMarch Madness on March 7th: 118.36%
SothebysNOW! Online bidstart 3/4 on March 11th: 115.56%
Catawiki B. V.Autographs and Manuscripts - bidstart 2/19 on February 28th: 110.03%
Bruun RasmussenPrints on March 9th: 107.01%
ChristiesContemporary Editions on March 10th: 102.82%
Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 3/2 on March 9th: 100.53%
Heritage AuctionsUS Currency Weekly Online - Bidstart 3/2 on March 9th: 100.27%


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

ArtcurialMaurice Houdayer Library on March 9th: 100.00%
Heritage AuctionsComics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online - bidstart 2/28 on March 8th: 99.72%
Heritage AuctionsSports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 2/21 on March 7th: 99.60%
Heritage AuctionsUS Currency Weekly Online - Bidstart 3/2 on March 9th: 99.55%
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters Weekly - Bidstart 2/28 on March 7th: 98.72%
Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 3/2 on March 9th: 97.45%
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 2/19 on March 3rd: 97.33%
Fonsie Mealy AuctioneersThe Collector's Sale on March 3rd: 96.77%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on March 6th: 96.50%
Tennants AuctioneersBooks, Maps and Ephemera - online on March 10th: 95.48%
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps & Documents, The Kenn Back Polar Library, Napoleonic Manuscripts on March 10th: 93.79%
Bruun RasmussenBooks and Old Prints on March 8th: 92.50%
Carlsen GalleryMarch Madness on March 7th: 92.00%
Bruun RasmussenPrints on March 9th: 90.27%
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - bidstart 2/19 on March 1st: 87.14%
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - bidstart 2/19 on March 2nd: 85.71%
ChristiesContemporary Editions on March 10th: 84.53%
SothebysNOW! Online bidstart 3/4 on March 11th: 83.87%
SkinnerCountry Americana - bidstart 3/3 on March 10th: 83.78%
Nye & Company AuctioneersEstate Treasures Auction on March 10th: 82.54%
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 2/26 on March 5th: 81.65%
 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Forum Auctions Cirque (Cramer 68) on March 11th Actual price: USD $149,244.
  2. Christies Frau mit kind (Woman with Child) on March 10th Actual price: USD $93,750.
  3. Christies Hotel Acatlán: First Day, from Moving Focus on March 10th Actual price: USD $81,250.
  4. Christies URGE on March 10th Actual price: USD $75,000.
  5. Swann Galleries Migrant Mother (horizontal). on March 11th Actual price: USD $68,750.
  6. Christies LOST TIME, ALONE AGAIN, FAR FAR DOWN on March 10th Actual price: USD $68,750.
  7. Sothebys Eau-forte XXXVI - 1979 on March 11th Actual price: USD $63,351.
  8. Christies D-Train on March 10th Actual price: USD $56,250.
  9. Artcurial One cent life. on March 9th Actual price: USD $52,661.
  10. Christies 0 Through 9, from Lead Reliefs on March 10th Actual price: USD $52,500.
  11. Forum Auctions Profil de Jacqueline on March 11th Actual price: USD $48,504.
  12. Artcurial Parler seul, poème. on March 9th Actual price: USD $46,643.
  13. Christies ISOLATION TOWER on March 10th Actual price: USD $43,750.
  14. Christies Blue with Red on March 10th Actual price: USD $43,750.
  15. Artcurial La Maigre. on March 9th Actual price: USD $42,129.
  16. Artcurial L'Odyssée. on March 9th Actual price: USD $42,129.
  17. Christies Vermalung (grau) (Inpainting (Grey)) on March 10th Actual price: USD $40,000.
  18. Christies La Rosa, from The Drape Suite on March 10th Actual price: USD $40,000.
  19. Christies La Cucitrice, from The Drape Suite on March 10th Actual price: USD $37,500.
  20. Forum Auctions Cavalier de Cirque et Clown (Mourlot 511) on March 11th Actual price: USD $37,311.
  21. Christies Tales of Genji VI on March 10th Actual price: USD $35,000.
  22. Christies Le Fugitif on March 10th Actual price: USD $35,000.
  23. Sothebys Time Exposed, 1991 on March 11th Actual price: USD $33,184.
  24. Artcurial La Tentation de l'Occident. on March 9th Actual price: USD $33,102.
  25. Artcurial Eaux fortes originales pour des textes de Buffon. on March 9th Actual price: USD $33,102.




33 total sales reported this week:

Tennants Auctioneers. Books, Maps and Ephemera - online on March 10th: 95.48%
Swann Galleries. Fine Photographs on March 11th: 78.33%
Sothebys. NOW! Online bidstart 3/4 on March 11th: 83.87%
Morton Subastas. Prints and Multiples on March 11th: 39.68%
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Rare Books, Maps and Prints - bistart 3/4 on March 11th: 35.98%
Forum Auctions. Editions and Works on Paper 1500 - 2020 on March 11th: 69.60%
Trafford Books. Books and Postal History on March 10th: 78.00%
Skinner. Country Americana - bidstart 3/3 on March 10th: 83.78%
Nye & Company Auctioneers. Estate Treasures Auction on March 10th: 82.54%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Printed Books, Maps & Documents, The Kenn Back Polar Library, Napoleonic Manuscripts on March 10th: 93.79%
Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers. The Collector's Sale on March 3rd: 96.77%
Christies. Contemporary Editions on March 10th: 84.53%
Heritage Auctions. Photographs Monthly Online Auction on March 10th: 76.23%
Tajan. Modern and Contemporary Prints on March 2nd: 68.00%
Heritage Auctions. US Currency Weekly Online - Bidstart 3/2 on March 9th: 99.55%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on March 9th: 90.27%
Artcurial. Maurice Houdayer Library on March 9th: 100.00%
Bruun Rasmussen. Books and Old Prints on March 8th: 92.50%
Heritage Auctions. World Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 3/2 on March 9th: 97.45%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters Weekly - Bidstart 2/28 on March 7th: 98.72%
Heritage Auctions. Comics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online - bidstart 2/28 on March 8th: 99.72%
Carlsen Gallery. March Madness on March 7th: 92.00%
Vermot de Pas. SPORLYMPIQUE VI : MULTISPORTS, OLYMPISM, CYCLE POSTER COLLECTION, CYCLE AND AUTOMOBILE POSTER COLLEC on March 6th: 64.47%
PosterConnection Inc.. Winter Sale - Affordable Posters on March 6th: 68.66%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 2/26 on March 5th: 81.65%
Catawiki B. V.. Books - bidstart 2/19 on March 4th: 75.00%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 2/19 on March 3rd: 97.33%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - bidstart 2/19 on March 2nd: 85.71%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - bidstart 2/19 on March 1st: 87.14%
Catawiki B. V.. Autographs and Manuscripts - bidstart 2/19 on February 28th: 74.36%
Binoche et Giquello. LITTERATURE AND ARTS OF THE XXTH CENTURY - AVANT-GARDES on March 5th: 75.15%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on March 6th: 96.50%
Heritage Auctions. Sports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 2/21 on March 7th: 99.60%

 

For the week ahead 54 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Mar. 15th
Kedem Auctions Ltd.. Jerusalem . Judaica: Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters and Ceremonial Art. 414 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - bidstart 3/5. 119 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 113 lots

Tue. Mar. 16th
Ader. PARIS. Letters and Manuscripts. 321 lots
Tajan. Paris. Old Books and Manuscripts. 197 lots
Sothebys. London. Made in Britain - bidstart 3/9. 141 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. US Currency Weekly Online - Bidstart 3/9. 663 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. World Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 3/9. 170 lots
Tessier & Sarrou and Associates. Paris. Chinese Contemporary Photographs and Works. 23 lots
Kedem Auctions Ltd.. Jerusalem . Special Auction for Pessach and 11th Nissan: Honoring the Birthday of the Lubavitcher Rebbe. 60 lots
Sothebys. Paris. Collection Pierre Le-Tan, Part I. 10 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - bidstart 3/5. 26 lots
Old World Auctions. Richmond. Antique Maps, Charts, Atlases, Engravings, Historical Documents & Books. 187 lots

Wed. Mar. 17th
ALDE. Paris. Max Cointreau gastronomic & oenological library. 190 lots
Finarte. Milan. Photographs. 239 lots
Sothebys. London. Prints and Multiples. 166 lots
Tooveys. West Sussex. Antiquarian and Collector's Books. 182 lots
Sothebys. Paris. Collection Pierre Le-Tan, Part II - bidstart3/9. 44 lots
Skinner. Marlborough. Studio Art - bidstart 3/9. 80 lots
Tooveys. West Sussex. Prints, Maps and Posters. 130 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 3/5. 130 lots
Litchfield County Auctions. Litchfield. Discovery Auction.

Thu. Mar. 18th
Aste Bolaffi. Turin. Posters. 288 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Artsy X Forum Auctions. 33 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Maps and Atlases. 157 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Literature with Beats, Bukowski, and Counterculture. 416 lots
Sothebys. London. Banksy - bidstart 3/9. 49 lots
Ader. PARIS. Judaica. 118 lots
ALDE. Paris. Max Cointreau humanist library. 110 lots
Aguttes. Neuilly-sur-Seine . Autographs and Manuscripts. 264 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sports MonthlyShowcase. 389 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Spring Asian Art: Session II. 59 lots
Nye & Company Auctioneers. Bloomfield. Discovery Auction.

Fri. Mar. 19th
Garth's Auctioneers and Appraisers. Columbus. Americana Auction - Day 1. 27 lots
Venator and Hanstein. Köln . Books, Prints, Autographs. 354 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autographs and Artifacts - Featuring Music and Prince - bidstart 2/19. 857 lots
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Literature from a Private New Orleans Collection. 267 lots
Sothebys. London. Otto Dix: Haunted Visions | Graphic Masterworks from an Important Private Collection - bidstart 3/9. 32 lots
Sothebys. New York. Prints and Multiples - bidstart 3/5. 90 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 3/12. 111 lots
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Books.

Sat. Mar. 20th
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 200 lots
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Lee's Summit . A 50-Year Old Railroadiana Collection. 23 lots
Rachel Davis Fine Arts. Cleveland. Fine Art at Online Auction, featuring Cleveland School Artists. 146 lots
Venator and Hanstein. Köln . Modern and contemporary Prints · Drawings · Multiples · Modern Books. 336 lots
Garth's Auctioneers and Appraisers. Columbus. Americana Auction - Day 2. 27 lots
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Jewelry, Fine Art, Furniture and Decorative Art, Asian Art. 82 lots
Nadeau's Auction Gallery. Windsor. Decorators and Designers Special Auction.

Sun. Mar. 21st
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics, Animation and Art Weekly - Bidstart 3/14.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters Weekly - Bidstart 3/14.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 3/7. 273 lots
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Jewelry & Timepieces, Furniture & Design, Fine Art, Asian Art Auction. 40 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Autographs and Manuscripts - bidstart 3/12. 40 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Books - bidstart 3/12. 32 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries, May 12:</b> <i>Westvaco–Inspirations for Printers,</i> 3 volumes, 1938-61. $200 to $300.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, May 12:</b> Proef van Letteren, <i>Welk gegooten worden in de Nieuwe Haerlemsche Lettergietery,</i> 1768. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, May 12:</b> Paul Klee, <i>Bauhaus Ausstellung Juli – Sept.,</i> Weimar, 1923. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, May 12:</b> Michel Seuphor & Jozef Peeters, <i>Het Overzicht Nos.</i> 22-23-24, Antwerp, 1922. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, May 12:</b> Wolfrum & Co., <i>Modern Graphik, Serie I…,</i> complete portfolio, 1909. $1,200 to $1,800.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, May 12:</b> <i>Gravure et Fonderie deC. Derriey: Specimen-Album,</i> Paris, 1862. $5,000 to $7,500.
  • <b><center>Sotheby’s<br>Science: Books and Manuscripts<br>15-25 May 2021</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 15-25 May:</b> Mary Anning. Autograph letter signed, to William Buckland, 24 November 1834. £50,000 to £70,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 15-25 May:</b> Bolyai. <i>Scientiam spatii absolute veram exhibens,</i> Maros Vásárhelyi, 1832-1833, 2 volumes, half calf. £50,000 to £70,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 15-25 May:</b> Vesalius.<br><i>De humani corporis fabrica,</i> Basel, 1555, modern crushed burgundy morocco. £15,000 to £20,000.
    <b><center>Sotheby’s<br>Science: Books and Manuscripts<br>15-25 May 2021</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 15-25 May:</b> Copernicus.<br><i>De revolutionibus orbium coelestium,</i> Nuremberg, 1543, later boards, Rostock duplicate. £70,000 to £100,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 15-25 May:</b> Payan-Dumoulin. Profusely illustrated manuscript of fossils, France, c.1875-1979. £15,000 to £20,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 15-25 May:</b> Albert Einstein. Autograph letter signed, to his son Albert, 4 November [1915]. £10,000 to £15,000.
  • <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Images of Angling:<br>The David Beazley Collection<br>of Angling Prints<br>Online Sale<br>20th May 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 20:</b> Alken (Henry), after. Salmon Fishing; Fishing in a Punt; Pike Fishing, three works, 1820. £600 to £800.
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 20:</b> Early Images of Angling.- Hollar (Wenceslaus) Angling; River Fishing; and Salmon Fishing, after Francis Barlow, 3 engravings, [c. 1671]. £500 to £700.
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 20:</b> Rolfe (Henry Leonidas). <i>Studies of Fresh Water Fish,</i> 1851. £500 to £700.
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Images of Angling:<br>The David Beazley Collection<br>of Angling Prints<br>Online Sale<br>20th May 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 20:</b> Morland (George), After. A Party Angling; The Anglers' Repast, a pair, mezzotints, 1789. £400 to £600.
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 20:</b> Pollard (James), After. Bottom Fishing; Anglers Packing Up, etchings with aquatint, 1831. £400 to £600.
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 20:</b> Angling's Age of Romance.- Sayer (Robert, publisher) & J. Bennett. The Angelic Angler, mezzotint, 1781; and another. £300 to £400.
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Images of Angling:<br>The David Beazley Collection<br>of Angling Prints<br>Online Sale<br>20th May 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 20:</b> Fishing Satire.- London.- Roberts (Piercy). Patience at Paddington or angling in the Junction Canal, etching after Woodward, 1807; together with Woodward's 'Angling at Sadler's Wells', and another, 1794. £300 to £400.
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 20:</b> Fishing Satire - Cats Fishing.- Seymour (Robert). Waltonizing or - Green-land Fisherman, [c. 1830s]; together with 3 lithographs of cats fishing, [c. 1830s]. £300 to £400.
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 20:</b> Fishing Portraits.- Zoffany (Johan), After. Master James Sayer, at the age of 13, mezzotint by Richard Houston, 1772. £300 to £400.
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Images of Angling:<br>The David Beazley Collection<br>of Angling Prints<br>Online Sale<br>20th May 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 20:</b> Wilkinson (Norman). Come to Britain for Fishing, lithographic poster, [c. 1947]. £300 to £400.
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 20:</b> Scottish Fishing.- Heath (William). Sporting in the Scottish Isles no. III. Salmon Fishing, 1835; and another. £150 to £200.
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 20:</b> Simpson (Joseph). The Border Angler, drypoint, [c. 1927]. £150 to £200.