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RBH: 24 Auctions Archived, 18 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday, 3 February 2018, 24 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 6 denominated in euros, 3 in British pounds, and 15 in US dollars.  Turnover was $5,418,558 as 6,462 lots were offered and 5,127 sold for a 79% success rate.  It was a solid week.

 

1 auction in our categories saw its total proceeds reach a million dollars: 


Arader GalleriesPrints, Rare Maps on January 27th: $2,354,513 

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

Case Antiques, Inc.Art, Antiques - Prints, Books on January 27th: 227.34% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents on January 31st: 123.32% 
SkinnerFine Prints, Fine Photographs on January 26th: 112.09% 
AderAntiquarian and Modern Books on January 25th: 106.49% 
Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersWorks on Paper: Drawings and Prints 1780-Present on January 29th: 106.16% 
Brunk AuctionsPremier Catalogue Auction - Prints, Books on January 27th: 102.92% 


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

Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 1/21 on January 28th: 100.00% 
Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersWorks on Paper: Drawings and Prints 1780-Present on January 29th: 100.00% 
Forum Auctions in ItalyNo Reserve Online Sale: Antiquarian and Rare Books on February 1st: 98.57% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 1/21 on January 28th: 96.55% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 12/31 on January 28th: 96.36% 
Brunk AuctionsPremier Catalogue Auction - Prints, Books on January 27th: 91.67% 
SkinnerFine Prints, Fine Photographs on January 26th: 91.55% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents on January 31st: 87.08% 
Potomack CompanyOnline Sale: Prints on January 30th: 86.67% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on January 30th: 86.42% 
Dorotheum Property from Aristocratic Estates and Important Provenance on January 30th: 82.61% 
Neal Auction CompanyWinter Estates Auction on January 27th: 82.50% 
Potter and Potter AuctionsFine Books and Manuscripts on January 27th: 81.38% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Arader Galleries Great Blue Heron, Plate 211. on January 27th Actual price: USD $353,800.
  2. Arader Galleries Histoire naturelle des perroquets. on January 27th Actual price: USD $292,800.
  3. Arader Galleries Snowy Heron, Plate 242. on January 27th Actual price: USD $292,800.
  4. Arader Galleries De historia stirpium commentarii insignes. on January 27th Actual price: USD $219,600.
  5. Arader Galleries Map of Texas with Parts of Adjoining States Compiled by Stephen F. Austin. on January 27th Actual price: USD $164,700.
  6. Case Antiques, Inc. George Washington Signed Book w/ Bookplate on January 27th Actual price: USD $138,000.
  7. Arader Galleries Harmonia macrocosmica seu atlas universalis et Novus. on January 27th Actual price: USD $109,800.
  8. Arader Galleries Original Manuscript Map "Plano De Una Parte De La Provincia De La Luisiana y De Otra De La Florida Occidental y De La Provincia De Texas". on January 27th Actual price: USD $103,700.
  9. Arader Galleries Ruffed Grouse, Plate 41. on January 27th Actual price: USD $73,200.
  10. Arader Galleries A BOUQUET OF DAFFODILS AND OTHER FLOWERS WITH A BUTTERFLY ON THE STEM. on January 27th Actual price: USD $61,000.
  11. Ader En attendant Godot. Pièce en deux actes. on January 25th Actual price: USD $60,512.
  12. Arader Galleries Wood Ibiss, Plate 216. on January 27th Actual price: USD $54,900.
  13. Arader Galleries Grosser Atlas über die gantze Welt. on January 27th Actual price: USD $42,700.
  14. Ader The Life and Strange Surprizing adventures of Robinson Crusoe of York : Who lived Eight and Twenty Years, all alone in an un-inhabited Island on the Coast of America, near the Mouth of the Great of Oroonoque ; Having been east on Shore by Shipwreck, whe on January 25th Actual price: USD $37,820.
  15. Arader Galleries Double Hemisphere World Map. on January 27th Actual price: USD $36,600.
  16. Arader Galleries La Descrittione dell'Africa. on January 27th Actual price: USD $33,550.
  17. Brunk Auctions Audubon, Birds of America, Six Volumes by John James Audubon, on January 27th Actual price: USD $32,500.
  18. Skinner The Portfolio X + X (Ten Works by Ten Painters) on January 26th Actual price: USD $31,980.
  19. Arader Galleries Narrative of the Surveying Voyages of the Adventure and the Beagle between the years 1826 and 1836, Describing Their Examination of the Southern Shores of South America, and the Beagle's Circumnavigation of the Globe. on January 27th Actual price: USD $31,750.
  20. Arader Galleries The Clouded Leopard. on January 27th Actual price: USD $30,500.
  21. Ader LA CARICATURE MORALE, RELIGIEUSE, LITTÉRAIRE ET SCÉNIQUE. on January 25th Actual price: USD $30,256.
  22. Arader Galleries Trumpeter Swan (Young), Plate 376. on January 27th Actual price: USD $26,840.
  23. Tajan De Montmartre à Pigalle. Idylle. on January 25th Actual price: USD $26,640.
  24. Ader Terenti(us) cu(m) Directio Vocabulor(m) Sententiaru(m), artis Comice, Glosa i(n)terlineali , Come(n)tariis Donato Guidone Ascensio. on January 25th Actual price: USD $26,020.
  25. Skinner Preliminaries on January 26th Actual price: USD $25,830.



24 total sales reported this week:

Forum Auctions. Modern Literature, Art and Illustrated Books on January 31st: 68.97%
Forum Auctions in Italy. No Reserve Online Sale: Antiquarian and Rare Books on February 1st: 98.57%
Potomack Company. Online Sale: Prints on January 30th: 86.67%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Printed Books, Maps and Documents on January 31st: 87.08%
Holabird Kagin Americana. January Auction 2018- Books, Prints - Day 2 on January 21st: 72.25%
Holabird Kagin Americana. January Auction 2018- Books, Prints on January 20th: 75.85%
Dorotheum . Property from Aristocratic Estates and Important Provenance on January 30th: 82.61%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on January 30th: 86.42%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 12/31 on January 28th: 96.36%
Arader Galleries. Prints, Rare Maps on January 27th: 54.27%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Works on Paper: Drawings and Prints 1780-Present on January 29th: 100.00%
Neal Auction Company. Winter Estates Auction - Day 2 on January 28th: 77.78%
Neal Auction Company. Winter Estates Auction on January 27th: 82.50%
Potomack Company. Live Auction - Manuscripts on January 27th: 75.00%
Potter and Potter Auctions. Fine Books and Manuscripts on January 27th: 81.38%
Case Antiques, Inc.. Art, Antiques - Prints, Books on January 27th: 63.30%
Brunk Auctions. Premier Catalogue Auction - Prints, Books on January 27th: 91.67%
Tajan. Books on January 25th: 56.91%
Ader. Antiquarian and Modern Books on January 25th: 79.90%
Purcell Auctioneers. January Collectibles on January 24th: 66.67%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Books and Ephemera - Day 1 on January 26th: 67.61%
Skinner. Fine Prints, Fine Photographs on January 26th: 91.55%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 1/21 on January 28th: 96.55%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 1/21 on January 28th: 100.00%


For the week ahead 18 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Feb. 5th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 92 lots

Tue. Feb. 6th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 1/30. 755 lots

Wed. Feb. 7th
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. Autographs, Manuscripts. 238 lots
Bonhams. London. Travel and Exploration. 50 lots
Old World Auctions. Glen Allen. Antique Maps, Globes, Charts, Atlases & Vintage Graphics - online bidstart 1/24. 783 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autographs - Featuring Presidential - Internet bidstart 1/19. 913 lots
Moreshet Auctions. Jerusalem. Books, Kodesh books, Hassidic books, Rabbinical letters, Manuscripts, Judaika objects and more. 192 lots

Thu. Feb. 8th
James D Julia Auctioneers. Fairfield. Fine Art, Asian and Antiques. 82 lots
Rossini. Paris. Online Sale: Lithographs, Photos, Works on Paper - Online bidstart 1/25. 428 lots
The Antiquarian Book. Izola. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 2/1. 9 lots

Fri. Feb. 9th
Skinner. Boston. Collection of Eugene and Avis Robinson. 198 lots

Sat. Feb. 10th
Rachel Davis Fine Arts. Cleveland. Works on Paper - Online only - Prints. 535 lots

Sun. Feb. 11th
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Rare Books and Manuscripts. 222 lots
Bonhams. Los Angeles. Fine Books and Manuscripts. 269 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 2/4.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 2/4.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 1/14. 279 lots
Carlsen Gallery. Greenville, NY. Mid-Winter Antique Sale - Books, Posters. 38 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>Bonhams: September 25, New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Ernst, Max. <i>Mr. Knife and Miss Fork</i>. Paris, 1932. DELUXE EDITION. Sold for $15,625
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Cage, John. Autograph musical leaf from his Concert for Piano and Orchestra, NY, 1958. Sold for $18,750
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Cage, John. Autograph musical leaf from his Concert for Piano and Orchestra, NY, 1958. Sold for $18,750
    <b>Bonhams: September 25, New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Einstein, Albert. Signed Passport Photo for his US citizenship application. Bermuda, 1935. Sold for $17,500
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Verard, Antoine. Illuminated printed Book of Hours. Paris, 1507. Sold for $7,500
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Wetterkurzschlussel. German Weather Report Codebook - for Enigma use. Berlin, 1942. Sold for $225,000
    <b>Bonhams: September 25, New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Morelos y Pavon, Jose Maria. Autograph letter signed to El Virrey Venegas, February 5, 1812. Sold for $6,250
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Milne, A.A. Complete set of <i>Winnie-the-Pooh</i> books. 4 volumes. All first issue points. London, 1924-1928. Sold for $5,250
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> A 48-star American Flag, battle worn flown at Guadalcanal and Peleliu, 1942-1944. Sold for $35,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Locke, John. Autograph Letter Signed mourning the death of his friend, William Molyneaux, 2 pp, October 27, 1698. Sold for $20,000
  • <b>Chiswick Auctions: Summer Books. August 22, 2018</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> Adams (Richard). <i>Watership Down,</i> FIRST EDITION, author inscription on front free end paper, folded map tipped in, original boards, dust-jacket. £800 to £1,200
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> Bowles (John). <i>Several Prospects of the Most…la Ville de Londres, avec des Remarques Historiques fort Succinctes, qui les Regardant,</i> 20 double page engraved plates only, of 23, 1724. £200 to £300
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> Auden (W.H.). <i>Our Hunting Fathers,</i> FIRST SEPARATE EDITION, 1 of 22 copies, COPY B OF 5 PRINTED ON NORMANDIE, original patterned wrappers, Cambridge, for Frederic Prokosch, 1935. £800 to £1200
    <b>Chiswick Auctions: Summer Books. August 22, 2018</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> Barrie (J. M.) & Attwell (Mabel Lucie, illustrator). <i>Peter Pan & Wendy,</i> FIRST EDITION, 12 chromolithograph plates, publisher's blue cloth, original printed dust jacket, [c.1920]; and 3 others (4). £200 to £300
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> Bartolozzi (Francesco). Genius Calling Forth the Fine Arts to Adorn Manufactures and Commerce; Agriculture (Husbandry Aided by Arts and Commerce), glazed and framed. £200 to £300
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> A collection of engraved caricatures, including Gillray ([James]) Tales of Wonder!, 1802; Rowlandson (Thomas) Sports, Smock Racing, 1811;Irish Jaunting Carr, 1814. £400 to £600
    <b>Chiswick Auctions: Summer Books. August 22, 2018</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> Bennett (Charles H, illustrator). <i>Æsop’s Fables,</i> 1875; Buchanan (Robert). <i>Ballad Stories of the Affections,</i> [1866]; Douce (Francis), The Dance of Death, 1833. £200 to £300
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> Chinese Illustrations. A group of 6 Cantonese rice paper illustrations, depicting scenes of torture with different instruments, gouache, c.340 x 220mm, original wrapper boards preserved, [c. 1800]. £200 to £300
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> Dulac (Edmund). <i>The Queen of Romania, The Dreamer of Dreams,</i> 5 coloured plates, [1915]; and others illustrated by Edmund Dulac. £300 to £400
    <b>Chiswick Auctions: Summer Books. August 22, 2018</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> Fronth (Per). Xingu Chronicles, the portfolio, comprising 30 plates, photogravues in colours, each signed, dated and titled in pencil, each numbered 10/35, on wove paper, 790 x 600 x 60mm, 1997. £300 to £400
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> Pasternak (Boris). <i>Doctor Zhivago,</i> FIRST ENGLISH EDITION, original red publisher’s cloth, pictorial dust jacket, 4to, Collins & Harvill Press, 1958. £200 to £300
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> 13 sepia photographs of visitors to the Thermes Nationaux d’Aix-les-Bains, c. 150 x 105mm, c.1890 (12). £300 to £400
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Luis de Lucena, <i>Arte de Ajedres,</i> first edition of the earliest extant manual on modern chess, Salamanca, circa 1496-97. Sold for $68,750.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Carte-de-visite album with 83 images of prominent African Americans & abolitionists, circa 1860s. Sold for $47,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Gustav Klimt, <i>Das Werk,</i> Vienna & Leipzig, 1918. Sold for $106,250.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Man Ray, <i>[London Transport] – Keeps London Going,</i> 1938. Sold for $149,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Thomas Jefferson, Letter Signed, to Major-General Nathanael Greene, promising reinforcements against Cornwallis, 1781. Sold for $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Nicolas de Fer, <i>L’Amerique Divisee Selon Letendue de ses Principales Parties,</i> Paris, 1713. Sold for $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Russell H. Tandy, <i>The Secret in the Old Attic,</i> watercolor, pencil & ink, 1944. Sold for $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Ernest Hemingway, <i>Three Stories & Ten Poems,</i> first edition of the author's first book, Paris, 1923. Sold for $23,750.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Walker Evans, <i>River Rouge Plant,</i> silver print, 1947. Sold for $57,500.