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Twenty-eight Auctions Archived, 18 Sales this Week

For the week ended Saturday, July 1, 2017, 28 Auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 9 denominated in euros, 6 in British pounds, 1 in Swedish krona, and 12 in US dollars.  Turnover was $11,912,875 as 7,098 lots were offered and 5,573 sold for a 79% success rate.  Average lot value was $2,138.

 

4 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

SothebysContemporary Art Day Auction - Prints on June 29th: $2,005,250 
Pierre Berge and AssociesLIBRARY OF PIERRE BERGÉ '' MUSIC BEFORE ANYTHING ELSE ... '' MUSICIANS AND POETS IN ASSOCIATION WIT on June 28th: $1,890,880 
SothebysContemporary Art Evening Auction - Prints on June 28th: $1,597,440 
BonhamsPrints and Multiples on June 27th: $1,312,228 


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

Dorotheum Books and Decorative Prints on June 28th: 195.63% 
Cowans AuctionsAn Eclectic Collection: the Library of the Late Dr. Ivan Gilbert of Columbus, Ohio: Timed Bidsquare on June 26th: 141.28% 
FerratonBooks, Prints, Photographs on June 24th: 137.03% 
Stockholms AuktionsverkRare Books, Maps and Manuscripts on June 20th: 136.83% 
Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersFine Auction - Prints on June 24th: 126.19% 
SothebysContemporary Art Day Auction - Prints on June 29th: 109.17% 
Jacksons AuctionWorld Treasures: Important Russian, European, Asian & American Works on June 27th: 108.51% 
AderLetters and Autographs on June 20th: 104.73% 


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

National Book AuctionsBooks on June 24th: 100.00% 
Forum Auctions in ItalyNo Reserve Online Sale: Antiquarian and Rare Books on June 28th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 6/18 on June 25th: 99.45% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 6/18 on June 25th: 95.65% 
Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersFine Auction - Prints on June 24th: 91.67% 
Jacksons AuctionWorld Treasures: Important Russian, European, Asian & American Works on June 27th: 91.67% 
William H. Bunch Auctions and AppraisalsJune Quarterly Fine and Decorative Arts Catalogue on June 27th: 90.91% 
Dorotheum Books and Decorative Prints on June 28th: 82.08% 
Cowans AuctionsAn Eclectic Collection: the Library of the Late Dr. Ivan Gilbert of Columbus, Ohio: Timed Bidsquare on June 26th: 81.97% 
FerratonBooks, Prints, Photographs on June 24th: 80.17% 
 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys CAGE GRID (COMPLETE SET) on June 29th Actual price: USD $1,181,375.
  2. Sothebys RIMINI on June 28th Actual price: USD $748,480.
  3. Sothebys FREISCHWIMMER #81 on June 28th Actual price: USD $640,960.
  4. Dorotheum De humani corporis fabrica libri septem. on June 28th Actual price: USD $395,500.
  5. Sothebys ANDY WARHOL, ‘ELVIS’, 1964  on June 29th Actual price: USD $227,500.
  6. Sothebys ANONYMOUS on June 28th Actual price: USD $208,000.
  7. Bonhams Le Cirque on June 27th Actual price: USD $189,230.
  8. Stockholms Auktionsverk New Kreüterbuch, in welchem nit allein die gantz histori, das ist, namen, gestalt, statt vnd zeit der wachsung, natur, krafft vnd würckung, … on June 20th Actual price: USD $168,438.
  9. Pierre Berge and Associes Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg [Livret annoté par Wagner]. on June 28th Actual price: USD $142,147.
  10. Sothebys LIGHTER GREEN/RED III on June 29th Actual price: USD $105,625.
  11. Bolaffi Ambassador Auctions Civitates Orbis Terrarum. on June 22nd Actual price: USD $103,395.
  12. Dorotheum De historia stirpium commentarii insignes. on June 28th Actual price: USD $98,875.
  13. Sothebys FALTENWURF (GREY) on June 29th Actual price: USD $94,250.
  14. Bonhams Balloon Girl on June 27th Actual price: USD $82,550.
  15. Pierre Berge and Associes Un couPde dés jamais n'abolira le hasard. Épreuves corrigées. on June 28th Actual price: USD $82,525.
  16. Sothebys THE ARRIVAL OF SPRING IN WOLDGATE, EAST YORKSHIRE IN 2011 (TWENTY ELEVEN) - 1 APRIL, 2011 on June 29th Actual price: USD $73,125.
  17. Sothebys MISSING LEBANESE WARS on June 29th Actual price: USD $71,500.
  18. Pierre Berge and Associes Le Cimetière marin. on June 28th Actual price: USD $71,432.
  19. Pierre Berge and Associes Musurgia Universalis sive Ars Magna Consoni et Dissoni in X. Libros digesta. on June 28th Actual price: USD $71,432.
  20. Bolaffi Ambassador Auctions De re militari. on June 22nd Actual price: USD $68,930.
  21. Pierre Berge and Associes The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer now newly imprinted. on June 28th Actual price: USD $60,003.
  22. Pierre Berge and Associes La Gierusalemme liberata (...) con le figure di Bernardo Castello; e le Annotationi di Scipio<br/>Gentili, e di Giulio Guastavini. on June 28th Actual price: USD $53,574.
  23. Pierre Berge and Associes Calligrammes. Poèmes de la paix et de la guerre. (1913-1916). Ondes - Étendards - Case d'Armons - Lueurs des tirs - Obus couleur de lune - La Tête étoilée. on June 28th Actual price: USD $50,003.
  24. Bonhams Flowers on June 27th Actual price: USD $47,625.
  25. Pierre Berge and Associes Le Blason des fleurs où sont contenus plusieurs secrets de medecine. Dédié à tres-illustre Princesse, Marguerite de France, Royne de Navarre. on June 28th Actual price: USD $44,288.



28 total sales reported this week:

Grays Auctioneers. Fine Art - Prints and Photography on June 28th: 62.71%
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. June Quarterly Fine and Decorative Arts Catalogue on June 27th: 90.91%
Pierre Berge and Associes. LIBRARY OF PIERRE BERGÉ '' MUSIC BEFORE ANYTHING ELSE ... '' MUSICIANS AND POETS IN ASSOCIATION WIT on June 28th: 64.62%
PBA Galleries. Americana - World History & Exploration - Natural History on June 29th: 66.82%
Bloomsbury Auctions. The Erotica Sale: Books, Works on Paper, Photographs on June 29th: 73.04%
Sothebys. Contemporary Art Day Auction - Prints on June 29th: 76.19%
Ferraton. Books, Prints, Photographs on June 24th: 80.17%
National Book Auctions. Books on June 24th: 100.00%
Forum Auctions in Italy. No Reserve Online Sale: Antiquarian and Rare Books on June 28th: 100.00%
Chiswick Auctions. Modern & Contemporary Art from A Distinguished Private Collection, Part One on June 27th: 12.50%
Dorotheum . Books and Decorative Prints on June 28th: 82.08%
Jacksons Auction. World Treasures: Important Russian, European, Asian & American Works on June 27th: 91.67%
Bonhams. Entertainment Memorabilia on June 28th: 63.78%
Bolaffi Ambassador Auctions. Rare Books and Autographs on June 22nd: 71.99%
RR Auction. Bonnie and Clyde - Online bidstart 6/15 on June 23rd: 65.65%
Sothebys. Contemporary Art Evening Auction - Prints on June 28th: 75.00%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Fine Auction - Prints on June 24th: 91.67%
Bonhams. Prints and Multiples on June 27th: 68.07%
Stockholms Auktionsverk. Rare Books, Maps and Manuscripts on June 20th: 77.06%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on June 27th: 79.12%
Cowans Auctions. An Eclectic Collection: the Library of the Late Dr. Ivan Gilbert of Columbus, Ohio: Timed Bidsquare on June 26th: 81.97%
Pandolfini. Books, Manuscripts and Autographs on June 20th: 63.93%
Pandolfini. Prints and Drawings from the 16th to the 20th Century on June 20th: 56.99%
Skinner. Discovery - Online Auction - Prints Bidstart 6/15 on June 27th: 62.50%
Ader. Letters and Autographs on June 20th: 68.47%
Eldreds. Fine and Decorative Arts - Prints, Books, etc. on June 23rd: 57.66%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 6/18 on June 25th: 95.65%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 6/18 on June 25th: 99.45%


For the week ahead 18 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jul. 3rd
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. Benjamin Rabier. 311 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 75 lots

Tue. Jul. 4th
Rossini. Paris. Engravings, etc.. 9 lots

Wed. Jul. 5th
Bonhams. London. Prints and Multiples. 364 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Cricket Books and Works on Paper. 83 lots
Aguttes. Neuilly-sur-Seine . Post Cards and Posters. 86 lots
Sothebys. London. Treasures: Lot 19, Adolph Menzel Book. 1 lots

Thu. Jul. 6th
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Western and Oriental Manuscripts and Miniatures. 175 lots

Fri. Jul. 7th
Vermot de Pas. Paris. Cinema Posters.
Skinner. Marlborough. Irresistible. Unreserved. - Books, Prints - bidstart 6/21. 79 lots

Sat. Jul. 8th
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. Fine Books and Manuscripts. 569 lots
Goldberg Coins and Collectibles. LOS ANGELES. Collectibles and Space Memorabilia. 391 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Great American July Auction - Session one: prints, books, ephemera. 234 lots
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Books, Prints. 106 lots

Sun. Jul. 9th
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Summer Estates Auction. 31 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Great American July Auction - Session two: prints, books, ephemera. 185 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 7/2.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 7/2.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:<br>Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Caius Julius Hyginus, <i>Poeticon Astronomicon,</i> first illustrated edition, Venice, 1482. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Giovanni Botero, <i>Le Relationi Universali... divise in Sette Parti</i>, Venice, 1618. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> <i>L'Escole des Filles</i>, likely third edition of the first work of pornographic fiction in French, 1676. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:<br>Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Illuminated Book of Hours in Latin on vellum, Flanders, early 16th century. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Johannes Regiomontanus, <i>Calendarium,</i> Venice, 1485. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Pedro de Medina, <i>Libro d[e] gra[n]dezas y cosas memorables de España,</i> Alcalá de Henares, 1566. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:<br>Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b><br>Luis de Lucena, <i>Arte de Ajedres,</i> Salamanca, circa 1496-97. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Andrés Serrano, <i>Los Siete Principes de los Ángeles, válidos de Rey del Cielo,</i> Spain, 1707. $800 to $1,200.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Johannes de Sacrobosco, <i>Sphaera mundi,</i> first illustrated edition, Venice, 1478. $15,000 to $20,000.
  • <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> A Rare 3-rotor German Enigma I Enciphering Machine. $70,000 to $90,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Important collection of correspondence between Werner Heisenberg and Bruno Rossi. $40,000 to $60,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Walt Whitman Autograph manuscript containing his thoughts on death. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> David Roberts. <i>Holy Land</i>. Six volumes. 1842-1849. First edition. $15,000 to $25,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Extensive collection of Ray Bradbury's primary works, most signed or inscribed. $15,000 to $20,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Peter Force. Declaration of Independence. $12,000 to $18,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Steinbeck. <i>Grapes of Wrath</i>. A fine copy of the first edition. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Lewis & Clark. <i>Travels to the Source of the Missouri River</i>... First English edition, extra-illustrated. 1814. $10,000 to 15,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Manuscript document signed by Nuno de Guzman relating to Hernan Cortes, 1528. $8,000 to $12,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> “Nos los inquisidores..." The first book in English printed West of the Mississippi. [1787]. $5,000 to $8,000.
  • <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> Collection of 131 Herbert Ponting gelatin silver contact prints of Antartica, £6000-8000
    <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> One of several lots of Henri Cartier-Bresson gelatin silver prints, £200-300
    <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> Vintage gelatin silver print of Diego Rivera by Leonard McCombe, £300-500
    <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> Albumen print portrait by Julia Margaret Cameron of Sir John Herschel (April, 1867), £30,000-50,000
    <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> Albumen print by Julia Margaret Cameron, Love, 1864 (from the Norman album), £1000-1500
    <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> Albumen print by Lewis Carroll of Twyford School Eleven (Summer Term, 1859), £1000-1500
    <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> Albumen print portrait by Lewis Carroll of Xie Kitchin as 'Dane' (Oxford, 1873), £500-800
    <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> Calotype print (c1845) by Hill & Adamson of Lady Elizabeth (Rigby) Eastlake, £3000-4000
    <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> Group of 12 waxed paper negatives of Scottish scenes by Thomas Keith, mid-1850s, £3000-5000
    <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> One of 15 lots of Roger Fenton salt prints of his work in the Crimea, mid-1850s, £400-600
    <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> Quarter plate ambrotype (c.1860s) with ethnographic portrait of a woman seated at a table, £400-600
    <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> Rare whole plate thermoplastic union case of the Landing of Columbus (c.1858),part of the John Hannavy collection, £1500-2000
  • <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Charles Darwin on sexuality and the transmission of hereditary characteristics: Autograph Letter Signed to Lawson Tait. Down, 17 January [1877].
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> MILTON, JOHN. <i>Paradise Lost. A Poem written in ten books.</i> London: 1667. A very rare example with the contemporary binding untouched and with a 1667 title page.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Hamilton secures the ratification of the Constitution: <i>The Debates and Proceedings of the Convention of the State of New-York, assembled at Poughkeespsie, on the 17th June, 1788.</i>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> The social contract “Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains”: ROUSSEAU, JEAN-JACQUES. <i>Principes du Droit Politique [Du Contract Social]</i>. Amsterdam: Michel Rey, 1762
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> “The first English textbook on geometrical land-measurement and surveying”: BENESE, RICHARD. <i>This Boke Sheweth the Maner of Measurynge All Maner of Lande…</i>