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Forty-two Auctions Archived, 41 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 11 November 2017 42 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 2 denominated in Australian dollars, 8 in euros, 7 in British pounds, and 25 in US dollars.  Turnover was $17,318,430 as 11,006 lots were offered and 8,692 sold for a 79% success rate.

7 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

ChristiesStripped Bare: Photographs from the Collection of Thomas Koerfer on November 9th: $4,387,700 
MossgreenThe Martin Copley Collection of Important Natural History and Voyages and Travels on October 22nd: $1,799,830 
SothebysPhotography on November 10th: $1,597,030 
SothebysImportant European Collection of Photographs on November 10th: $1,523,080 
SothebysLibrary of an English Bibliophile on November 7th: $1,364,863 
Kedem AuctionRare and Important Items on October 31st: $1,333,689 
Doyle New YorkRare Books, Autographs & Maps on November 7th: $1,098,350 

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

RossiniTHE UNIVERSE OF THE CIRCUS: MODELS, POSTERS, PROGRAMS. on November 7th: 140.03% 
ChristiesStripped Bare: Photographs from the Collection of Thomas Koerfer on November 9th: 131.93% 
MossgreenThe Martin Copley Collection of Important Natural History and Voyages and Travels on October 22nd: 130.59% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsAviation, Military, Transport - Photos, Books and Prints on November 9th: 128.13% 
Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersEnglish, Continental & American Fine Art - Prints on October 29th: 124.17% 
Swann GalleriesAutographs on November 7th: 116.22% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents on November 8th: 111.37% 
SothebysLibrary of an English Bibliophile on November 7th: 109.59% 
Marc van de Wiele AuctionsRare Books on October 7th: 104.64% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on November 7th: 102.63% 
FreemansModern and Contemporary Art - Prints and Photographs on November 7th: 102.40% 
Case Antiques, Inc.Online Auction - Books, Prints on October 21st: 101.62% 


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

Aspire AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Prints - Internet bidstart 10/27 on November 4th: 100.00% 
Leland Little AuctionsThe October Holiday Auction on October 28th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 10/29 on November 5th: 99.70% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 10/29 on November 5th: 99.14% 
Leland Little AuctionsOctober Gallery Sale - Books, Prints on October 7th: 98.11% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - Online bidstart 10/31 on November 7th: 97.65% 
RossiniTHE UNIVERSE OF THE CIRCUS: MODELS, POSTERS, PROGRAMS. on November 7th: 96.77% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles Auction - bidstart 10/8 on November 5th: 96.30% 
MossgreenThe Martin Copley Collection of Important Natural History and Voyages and Travels on October 22nd: 94.49% 
Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersEnglish, Continental & American Fine Art - Prints on October 29th: 92.86% 
Grays AuctioneersModern and Contemporary Art - Prints and Photographs on October 25th: 92.70% 
Case Antiques, Inc.Online Auction - Books, Prints on October 21st: 91.97% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents on November 8th: 91.46% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsAviation, Military, Transport - Photos, Books and Prints on November 9th: 90.80% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on November 7th: 89.89% 
Swann GalleriesAutographs on November 7th: 88.33% 
FreemansModern and Contemporary Art - Prints and Photographs on November 7th: 88.30% 
Holabird Kagin AmericanaOctober Auction - Dealer Specials: Americana, Ephemera, Stocks and Bonds on October 23rd: 87.26% 
Doyle New YorkRare Books, Autographs & Maps on November 7th: 82.40% 
Waverly AuctionsBooks on September 14th: 81.67% 
Forum AuctionsOnline - Books and Works on Paper on November 9th: 80.41% 
SothebysLibrary of an English Bibliophile on November 7th: 80.24% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Christies Noire et Blanche, 1926 on November 9th Actual price: USD $3,118,950.
  2. Christies Identical twins, Roselle, N.J, 1966 on November 9th Actual price: USD $635,100.
  3. Mossgreen The birds of Australia. on October 22nd Actual price: USD $343,728.
  4. Mossgreen The mammals of Australia. on October 22nd Actual price: USD $210,056.
  5. Doyle New York Group of 80 plates from the atlas of Prince Maximilian's Travels in the Interior of North America. on November 7th Actual price: USD $175,000.
  6. Sothebys STILL LIFE WITH WATERMELON, NEW YORK, 1947 on November 10th Actual price: USD $174,000.
  7. Sothebys CALLA LILY, 1986 on November 10th Actual price: USD $159,500.
  8. Sothebys THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST on November 7th Actual price: USD $156,750.
  9. Marc van de Wiele Auctions Theatrum orbis terrarum on October 7th Actual price: USD $153,700.
  10. Mossgreen The zoology of the voyage of H.M.S. Beagle, under the command of Captain Fitzroy, R.N., during the years 1832 to 1836. on October 22nd Actual price: USD $152,768.
  11. Sothebys WATER TOWER TYPOLOGY, 1977-1990 on November 10th Actual price: USD $145,000.
  12. Sothebys PICASSO (B), CANNES, 1957 on November 10th Actual price: USD $137,750.
  13. Kedem Auction Pair of Torah Scroll Finials - Berlin, 18th Century - From the Collection of the Jewish Community of Nottingham on October 31st Actual price: USD $135,300.
  14. Sothebys CHARLES BAUDELAIRE, LE DERNIER PORTRAIT, PARIS, 1865 on November 10th Actual price: USD $130,500.
  15. Mossgreen The birds of Asia. on October 22nd Actual price: USD $124,740.
  16. Christies Reclining Nude on Dark Green, 1937 on November 9th Actual price: USD $118,900.
  17. Sothebys BRICK AU CLAIRE DE LUNE, 1856 on November 10th Actual price: USD $116,000.
  18. Mossgreen Relations de divers voyages curieux. on October 22nd Actual price: USD $114,576.
  19. Mossgreen The birds of New Guinea and the adjacent Papuan islands, including many new species recently discovered in Australia. on October 22nd Actual price: USD $114,576.
  20. Mossgreen Zoology of New Holland. Vol. 1 [all published]. on October 22nd Actual price: USD $105,028.
  21. Mossgreen On the tendency of species to form varieties. on October 22nd Actual price: USD $105,028.
  22. Sothebys FROZEN FOODS, NEW YORK, 1977 on November 10th Actual price: USD $101,500.
  23. Doyle New York Catlin's North American Indian Portfolio. Hunting Scenes and Amusements of the Rocky Mountains and Prairies of A... on November 7th Actual price: USD $100,000.
  24. Sothebys TWO GUEDRAS, 1971 on November 10th Actual price: USD $98,600.
  25. Sothebys POEMS BY CURRER, ELLIS, AND ACTON BELL on November 7th Actual price: USD $90,750.



42 total sales reported this week:

Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. English, Continental & American Fine Art - Prints on October 29th: 92.86%
Mossgreen. The Contents Of Boree Cabonne, Six Generations on October 29th: 72.50%
Mossgreen. The Martin Copley Collection of Important Natural History and Voyages and Travels on October 22nd: 94.49%
Grays Auctioneers. Modern and Contemporary Art - Prints and Photographs on October 25th: 92.70%
PosterConnection Inc.. International Posters on October 14th: 47.18%
Trafford Books. Books on October 11th: 75.72%
Sothebys. Important European Collection of Photographs on November 10th: 67.01%
Sothebys. Photography on November 10th: 49.06%
Forum Auctions in Italy. Online Sale: Prints & Drawings - 16th-19th Century on November 8th: 61.90%
Forum Auctions. Online - Books and Works on Paper on November 9th: 80.41%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Cinema, Entertainment and Music Memorabilia on November 9th: 52.61%
Christies. Stripped Bare: Photographs from the Collection of Thomas Koerfer on November 9th: 68.49%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Aviation, Military, Transport - Photos, Books and Prints on November 9th: 90.80%
Rossini. THE UNIVERSE OF THE CIRCUS: MODELS, POSTERS, PROGRAMS. on November 7th: 96.77%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Online bidstart 10/31 on November 7th: 97.65%
Waverly Auctions. Books on September 14th: 81.67%
Holabird Kagin Americana. October Auction - Dealer Specials: Americana, Ephemera, Stocks and Bonds on October 23rd: 87.26%
Holabird Kagin Americana. October Auction - Americana: Books, Ephemera on October 22nd: 65.47%
Doyle New York. Rare Books, Autographs & Maps on November 7th: 82.40%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on November 7th: 89.89%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Printed Books, Maps and Documents on November 8th: 91.46%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Motoring, Cycling, Maritime and Railway History on November 7th: 79.93%
Freemans. Modern and Contemporary Art - Prints and Photographs on November 7th: 88.30%
Sothebys. Library of an English Bibliophile on November 7th: 80.24%
Swann Galleries. Autographs on November 7th: 88.33%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles Auction - bidstart 10/8 on November 5th: 96.30%
Marc van de Wiele Auctions. Rare Books on October 7th: 64.88%
Leland Little Auctions. Single-Owner Auction - The Collection of the late Keith and Caroline Gray on November 4th: 78.87%
Leland Little Auctions. The October Holiday Auction on October 28th: 100.00%
Leland Little Auctions. October Gallery Sale - Books, Prints on October 7th: 98.11%
Case Antiques, Inc.. Online Auction - Books, Prints on October 21st: 91.97%
Holabird Kagin Americana. October Auction - Native American Books - Cowboy Ephemera on October 20th: 75.64%
Holabird Kagin Americana. October Auction - Books, Paper Ephemera, Postal History on October 21st: 67.79%
Holabird Kagin Americana. October Auction - Mining: Books and Ephemera on October 19th: 77.38%
Winter Associates. Americana - Prints, Ephemera on November 6th: 48.15%
Aspire Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Prints - Internet bidstart 10/27 on November 4th: 100.00%
Eldreds. Fine and Decorative Arts - Prints on November 3rd: 77.14%
Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH. Ichthyology & Natural History - An important german private collection on November 3rd: 46.43%
Kedem Auction. Rare and Important Items on October 31st: 74.55%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art – Antique Engravings & Lithographs – Works on Paper on November 2nd: 69.18%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 10/29 on November 5th: 99.14%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 10/29 on November 5th: 99.70%

For the week ahead 41 sales are scheduled:


Mon. Nov. 13th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 73 lots
Mossgreen. Armadale, Melbourne VIC. The Contents of Falls House - Prints, Photographs, Books. 32 lots

Tue. Nov. 14th
Burgersdijk and Niermans. Leiden. Rare Books - Session 1. 610 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. 19th and 20th Century Literature. 305 lots
ALDE. Paris. Michel Wittock Collection. 195 lots
ALDE. Paris. Selected Books from the 15th through 19th Century. 110 lots
Sothebys. London. Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History. 236 lots
Sothebys. London. 20th Century Art - A Different Perspective. 4 lots
Mossgreen. Armadale, Melbourne VIC. Interiors - Books, Prints. 5 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Heritage Auctions: Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Online bidstart 11/7. 722 lots

Wed. Nov. 15th
Bonhams. London. Fine Books and Manuscripts. 255 lots
Old World Auctions. Glen Allen. Antique Maps, Globes, Charts, Atlases & Vintage Graphics - online bidstart 11/1.
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. Surrealism: Books, Drawings, Autographs, Manuscripts. 345 lots
Doyle New York. New York. Prints.
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Hudson. Collection of Paul F. Walters - Part 2. 66 lots
Burgersdijk and Niermans. Leiden. Rare Books - Session 2. 610 lots
Purcell Auctioneers. Birr. Autumn Irish Interest Books. 485 lots

Thu. Nov. 16th
Heritage Auctions. Beverly Hills. Comics & Comic Art Signature Auction. 1245 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Fine Books, Western Manuscripts and Works on Paper. 491 lots
PIASA. Paris. American Idols: American Prints.
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Fall Americana Auction. 60 lots
Dorotheum . Salzburg. Christmas Auction - Graphics. 68 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sports Collectible Catalog Auction. 3858 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Space Exploration - Internet bidstart 11/9. 201 lots

Fri. Nov. 17th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters. 1008 lots
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Louisiana Purchase Auction. 158 lots
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. American History - Live Salesroom Auction. 372 lots

Sat. Nov. 18th
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Antiques, Asian and Fine Arts: Prints. 157 lots
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. Circus, Sideshow and Wild West. 648 lots
Goldberg Coins and Collectibles. LOS ANGELES. Fall Manuscript Auction. 316 lots
Artcurial. Paris. The World of Herge - Tintin's Creator. 225 lots
Artcurial. Paris. Comic Strips. 308 lots
Christian Hesse Auktionen. Hamburg. Books, Autographs and Prints. 854 lots
Addison and Sarova. Macon. Rare Books, Manuscripts and Ephemera. 242 lots
Arader Galleries. New York City. Fall 2017 Sale. 199 lots
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Antique, Fraternal, History, etc..

Sun. Nov. 19th
OSENAT. FONTAINEBLEAU. The Empire, Historical Memories.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 11/12.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 11/12.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. "Heroes of Sport" Catalog Auction. 58 lots
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Antiques, Asian and Fine Arts: Prints. 60 lots

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