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Forty-five Auctions Archived, 30 upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 30 September 45 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 12 denominated in euros, 4 in Swiss francs, 6 in British pounds and 22 in US dollars.  Turnover was $19,480,115 as 12,692 lots were offered and 8,952 sold for a 71% success rate.  Enthusiasm seems to be carrying the day at a moment when political and economic uncertainty are dominating the headlines.  The average lot brought $2,176,06.

 

5 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

SothebysPost-War and Contemporary Photographs on September 28th: $2,486,125 
Arader GalleriesSeptember Auction on September 23rd: $1,899,220 
ChristiesThe Collection of Paul F. Walter on September 27th: $1,853,750 
BonhamsRare Books and Manuscripts featuring Exploration and Travel on September 26th: $1,382,184 
BonhamsThe Air and Space Sale on September 27th: $1,221,277 


15 auctions saw total sales exceed 100% of the high estimates of all lots offered in the sale: 

SothebysThe Vivien Leigh Collection on September 26th: 353.90% 
De Baecque and AssociesDemeure by Jacqueline Offenbach and the painter Pierre Mousset Souvenirs-Partitions Library -Tableau on September 23rd: 184.21% 
FreemansRare Books, Maps and Manuscripts on September 28th: 148.03% 
FerratonBooks and Engravings on September 15th: 134.00% 
Keys Fine Arts AuctioneersOrnithology - Books and Prints on September 22nd: 130.55% 
BonhamsThe Air and Space Sale on September 27th: 127.13% 
ChristiesThe Collection of Paul F. Walter on September 27th: 126.66% 
Swann GalleriesPrinted and Manuscript Americana on September 28th: 113.93% 
Koller AuctionsAutographs on September 18th: 112.04% 
Forum AuctionsFine Books and Works on Paper on September 27th: 110.00% 
Potomack CompanySeptember Live Auction: Books and prints on September 23rd: 108.95% 
Copley Fine Art AuctionsThe Sporting Sale - Books and Prints on July 28th: 106.92% 
Koller AuctionsOld Master Prints on September 22nd: 106.47% 
SothebysThe Library of John and Suzanne Bonham on September 26th: 100.75% 
Dorotheum Globes on September 28th: 100.52% 


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

Winner's Auctions and ExhibitionsWin-One Rosh HaShana (No. 1) on September 6th: 100.00% 
SothebysThe Vivien Leigh Collection on September 26th: 100.00% 
William H. Bunch Auctions and AppraisalsQuarterly Catalogue Auction on September 26th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 9/17 on September 24th: 99.49% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 9/17 on September 24th: 98.94% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - Online bidstart 9/19 on September 26th: 98.51% 
Heritage AuctionsInternet Sports Collectibles - bidstart 8/29 on September 24th: 96.79% 
ChristiesThe Collection of Paul F. Walter on September 27th: 91.43% 
De Baecque and AssociesDemeure by Jacqueline Offenbach and the painter Pierre Mousset Souvenirs-Partitions Library -Tableau on September 23rd: 89.47% 
Copley Fine Art AuctionsThe Sporting Sale - Books and Prints on July 28th: 87.69% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on September 22nd: 86.27% 
SothebysYeats: The Family Collection on September 27th: 85.94% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on September 26th: 85.71% 
Swann GalleriesPrinted and Manuscript Americana on September 28th: 85.54% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on September 27th: 84.62% 
FerratonBooks and Engravings on September 15th: 84.50% 
Koller AuctionsAutographs on September 18th: 84.00% 
FreemansRare Books, Maps and Manuscripts on September 28th: 83.51% 
Leslie Hindman AuctioneersFine Prints on September 28th: 82.65% 
Kedem AuctionJewish and Israeli History, Art and Culture on August 29th: 82.17% 
Forum AuctionsFine Books and Works on Paper on September 27th: 81.77% 
SothebysThe Library of John and Suzanne Bonham on September 26th: 80.15% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Bonhams De Insulis nuper in mari Indico repertis. Preceded by Carolus Verardus (1440-1500). Historia Baetica. on September 26th Actual price: USD $751,500.
  2. Sothebys A STORYBOOK LIFE (THE COMPLETE SERIES) on September 28th Actual price: USD $468,500.
  3. Sothebys MAILÄNDER DOM (FASSADE), MAILAND on September 28th Actual price: USD $456,500.
  4. Arader Galleries Blaeu's Atlas Major on September 23rd Actual price: USD $274,500.
  5. Freemans [Charts of the Coast of America from Cape Breton to the Entrance of the Gulph of Mexico]. on September 28th Actual price: USD $212,500.
  6. Arader Galleries Audubon Aquatint Engraving, Male Turkey, Plate 1 on September 23rd Actual price: USD $183,000.
  7. Bonhams Underweysung der messung, mit dem zirckel unn richtscheyt in Linien ebnen unnd gantzen corporen. on September 26th Actual price: USD $175,000.
  8. Arader Galleries THE ONLY SURVIVING ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT OF THE FIRST PLAN OF THE CITY OF PITTSBURGH on September 23rd Actual price: USD $158,600.
  9. Arader Galleries Audubon Aquatint Engraving, Pileated Woodpecker, Plate 111 on September 23rd Actual price: USD $158,600.
  10. Christies Suzhou I-IV on September 27th Actual price: USD $125,000.
  11. Heritage Auctions 1933 Goudey Babe Ruth #53 PSA NM-MT 8 - Only One Higher. on September 21st Actual price: USD $120,000.
  12. Sothebys THE CAPTAIN on September 27th Actual price: USD $117,250.
  13. Swann Galleries Large archive of Indian missionary letters written by the Pond family on the Minnesota frontier. on September 28th Actual price: USD $112,500.
  14. Christies Views of India, Indonesia and Myanmar (Burma), c. 1858 on September 27th Actual price: USD $107,500.
  15. Arader Galleries Extremely rare map of North America by Forlani on September 23rd Actual price: USD $98,820.
  16. Heritage Auctions 1933 Goudey Babe Ruth #149 PSA NM-MT 8. on September 21st Actual price: USD $90,000.
  17. Christies Ten Days on September 27th Actual price: USD $87,500.
  18. Arader Galleries Champlains Definitive Map of New France on September 23rd Actual price: USD $85,400.
  19. Arader Galleries Fully Framed Set of the First Edition of Catlin's North American Indian Portfolio on September 23rd Actual price: USD $85,400.
  20. Heritage Auctions 1933 Goudey Lou Gehrig #160 PSA NM-MT+ 8.5 - Pop Two, Two Higher. on September 21st Actual price: USD $84,000.
  21. Sothebys VIVIEN LEIGH READING WITH TISSY on September 26th Actual price: USD $83,750.
  22. Sothebys GERHARD RICHTER 1, KÖLN on September 28th Actual price: USD $81,250.
  23. Sothebys GONE WITH THE WIND on September 26th Actual price: USD $78,725.
  24. Arader Galleries First Globe to show Travel's of Lewis & Clark on September 23rd Actual price: USD $73,200.
  25. Forum Auctions Historia Coelestis libri duo quorum prior exhibet catalogum stellarum fixarum Britannicum... Oservante... in Observatorio Regio Grenovicensi continua serie ab anno 1676 ad annum 1705 completum on September 27th Actual price: USD $72,025.



45 total sales reported this week:

Venator and Hanstein. Modern and contemporary prints, drawings, multiples, modern books and portfolios. on September 23rd: 52.01%
Quagga Rare Books and Art. Internet Book Sale - Historical, Non-fiction - Bidstart 9/21 on September 28th: 47.19%
Freemans. Rare Books, Maps and Manuscripts on September 28th: 83.51%
Sothebys. Post-War and Contemporary Photographs on September 28th: 74.47%
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Fine Prints on September 28th: 82.65%
Swann Galleries. Printed and Manuscript Americana on September 28th: 85.54%
Skinner. Fine Prints, Fine Photographs on September 27th: 76.92%
Audap and Mirabaud. Posters on June 23rd: 10.92%
Forum Auctions. Fine Books and Works on Paper on September 27th: 81.77%
Dorotheum . Globes on September 28th: 69.23%
Dorotheum . Prints Before 1900 on September 27th: 75.49%
Koller Auctions. Old Master & 19th Century Prints & Drawings (West) on September 22nd: 35.48%
Vermot de Pas. Mister D. Succession : Postcards, Stamps, Posters, Historical Documents, etc... on September 26th: 40.88%
ALDE. Antiquarian and 19th Century Books on September 26th: 68.10%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on September 27th: 84.62%
Christies. The Collection of Paul F. Walter on September 27th: 91.43%
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Quarterly Catalogue Auction on September 26th: 100.00%
Bonhams. The Air and Space Sale on September 27th: 57.14%
Sothebys. Yeats: The Family Collection on September 27th: 85.94%
Bonhams. Rare Books and Manuscripts featuring Exploration and Travel on September 26th: 62.89%
Sothebys. The Vivien Leigh Collection on September 26th: 100.00%
Sothebys. The Library of John and Suzanne Bonham on September 26th: 80.15%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on September 26th: 85.71%
Ferraton. Books and Engravings on September 15th: 84.50%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Online bidstart 9/19 on September 26th: 98.51%
Potomack Company. September Live Auction: Books and prints on September 23rd: 66.67%
Eldreds. Antiques and Accessories - Books and Prints on September 23rd: 72.29%
De Baecque and Associes. Demeure by Jacqueline Offenbach and the painter Pierre Mousset Souvenirs-Partitions Library -Tableau on September 23rd: 89.47%
Arader Galleries. September Auction on September 23rd: 64.89%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Ornithology - Books and Prints on September 22nd: 68.66%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 9/17 on September 24th: 99.49%
Heritage Auctions. Internet Sports Collectibles - bidstart 8/29 on September 24th: 96.79%
Ader. Photograph Books on September 22nd: 61.28%
Venator and Hanstein. Books, manuscripts, autographs and prints on September 22nd: 53.04%
PBA Galleries. Rare Cartography - Americana on September 21st: 57.62%
Venator and Hanstein. Rare Posters on September 21st: 60.71%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on September 22nd: 86.27%
Koller Auctions. Old Master Prints on September 22nd: 79.37%
Koller Auctions. Autographs on September 18th: 84.00%
Koller Auctions. Books on September 18th: 78.23%
Copley Fine Art Auctions. The Sporting Sale - Books and Prints on July 28th: 87.69%
Kedem Auction. Jewish and Israeli History, Art and Culture on August 29th: 82.17%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 9/17 on September 24th: 98.94%
Winner's Auctions and Exhibitions. Win-One Rosh HaShana (No. 1) on September 6th: 100.00%
Winner's Auctions and Exhibitions. Holy books, letters from Rabbis and Rebbes, Judaica, Maps, Periodicals, Postcards, banknotes, Eretz on July 19th: 62.24%


For the week ahead 30 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Oct. 2nd
Bonhams. New York. Photographs. 108 lots
Winter Associates. Plainville, CT . Modern, Fine Art - Prints. 35 lots
Il Ponte. Milan. Interior Decoration - Modern Art/Modern Antiques - session 10: Books. 307 lots
Il Ponte. Milan. Interior Decoration - Modern Art/Modern Antiques - Prints. 90 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 72 lots

Tue. Oct. 3rd
Tooveys. West Sussex. Antiquarian and Collectors' Books. 178 lots
Christies. London -South Kensington. Masterpieces of Design and Photography. 15 lots
Morton Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Books and Documents on the History of Mexico. 314 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Online bidstart 9/26. 718 lots

Wed. Oct. 4th
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books, Maps and Documents. 593 lots
Purcell Auctioneers. Birr. Autumn Irish Interest Books.
Tooveys. West Sussex. Prints and Maps. 203 lots
Grays Auctioneers. Cleveland, . Fine Art, etc. - Books, Prints. 52 lots

Thu. Oct. 5th
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Fine Art - Prints. 211 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Literature. 327 lots
Sothebys. New York. Photographs. 153 lots
Forum Auctions in Italy. Roma. Online Sale: Prints & Drawings - 16th-19th Century. 126 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art – Antique Engravings & Lithographs – Works on Paper. 150 lots

Fri. Oct. 6th
Guernseys. New York, NY. The Kennedy Era. 409 lots
Marc van de Wiele Auctions. Brugge. Rare Books. 1045 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper. 99 lots
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. 75172 Pforzheim. Books, Graphics modern and ancient Arts, Antiques. 5810 lots

Sat. Oct. 7th
Profiles in History. Calabasas Hills. Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds.
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . Gallery Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs. 67 lots
Gibson Auction Inc.. Orange County. Best of the Best Fall Sale. 13 lots
Leland Little Auctions. Hillsborough, NC. October Gallery Sale - Books, Prints. 53 lots
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books.

Sun. Oct. 8th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles Auction - bidstart 9/10. 238 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 10/1.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 10/1.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <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>
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> Jacques-Émile Ruhlmann, wallpaper sample book, circa 1919. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> Archive from a late office of the Breuer & Smith architectural team, New York, 1960-70s. $3,500 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> William Morris, <i>The Story of the Glittering Plain or the Land of Living Men,</i> illustrated by Walter Crane, Kelmscott Press, Hammersmith, 1894. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> Gustave Doré, <i>La Sainte Bible selon la Vulgate,</i> Tours, 1866. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> Gustav Klimt & Max Eisler, <i>Eine Nachlese,</i> complete set, Vienna, 1931. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b><br>Eric Allatini & Gerda Wegener, <i>Sur Talons Rouges,</i> with original watercolor by Wegener, Paris, 1929. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b><br>C.P. Cavafy, <i>Fourteen Poems,</i> illustrated & signed by David Hockney, London, 1966. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> Jean Midolle, <i>Spécimen des Écritures Modernes...</i>, Strasbourg, 1834-35. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b><br>E.A. Seguy, <i>Floréal: Dessins & Coloris Nouveaux,</i> Paris, 1925. $3,000 to $4,000.
  • <b>Bonhams: Results from Fine Books and Manuscripts on March 9, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN. Autograph Manuscript sketch-leaf part of the score of the Scottish Songs, "Sunset" Op. 108 no 2. [Vienna, February 1818]. Inscribed by Alexander Wheelock Thayer. SOLD for $131,250
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> Violin belonging to Albert Einstein, presented to him by Oscar H. Steger, 1933. SOLD for $516,500
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> EINSTEIN, ALBERT. Autograph Letter Signed ("Papa") to his son Hans Albert, discussing his involvement with the atomic bomb, September 2, 1945. SOLD for $106,250
    <b>Bonhams: Results from Fine Books and Manuscripts on March 9, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> HAMILTON, ALEXANDER. Autograph Letter Signed, to Baron von Steuben, with extensive notes of Von Steuben's aide Benjamin Walker, June 12, 1780. SOLD for $16,250
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> NEWTON, ISAAC. Autograph Manuscript in Latin, being detailed instructions on making the philosopher's stone. 8 pp. 1790s. SOLD for $275,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> 1869 Inauguration Bible of President Ulysses S. Grant. SOLD for $118,750
  • <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> E.H. SHEPARD, Original drawing for A.A. Milne’s The House at Pooh Corner.<br>$40,000-60,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> BERNARD RATZER, Plan of the City of New York in North America, surveyed in the years 1766 & 1767. $80,000-100,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> THOMAS JEFFERSON, Autograph letter signed comparing Logan, Tecumseh, and Little Turtle to the Spartans. Monticello: 15 February 1821. $14,000-18,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> JOHN C. FREMONT, Narrative of the Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains, in the Year 1842.. Abridged edition, the only one containing the folding map From the Sporting Library of Arnold “Jake” Johnson. $3,000-5,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> ZANE GREY, Album containing 94 large format photographs of Grey and party at Catalina Island, Arizona, and fishing in the Pacific. From the Sporting Library of Arnold “Jake” Johnson. $5,000-$8,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> WILLIAM COMBE, A History of Madeira ... illustrative of the Costumes, Manners, and Occupations of the Inhabitants. produced by Ackermann in 1821; From the Sporting Library of Jake Johnson. $2,000-$3,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> ERIC TAVERNER, Salmon Fishing... One of 275 copies signed by Taverner, published in 1931,From the Sporting Library of Jake Johnson. $2,000-$3,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> JOHN WHITEHEAD, Exploration of Mount Kina Balu, North Borneo. Whitehead reached the high point of Kinabalu in 1888. Part of a major group of travel books from the Sporting Library of Jake Johnson. $2,000-$3,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> JOHN LONG, Voyages and Travels of an Indian Interpreter and Trader, describing the Manners and Customs of the North American Indians... The first edition of 1791. $3,000-$5,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> SAMUEL BECKETT, Stirrings Still. This, Beckett’s last work of fiction with original lithographs by Le Brocquy, limited to 200 copies signed by the author and the artist. From the Estate of Howard Kaminsky.. $1,500-$2,500