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Weekly Auction Update: 26 Auctions Archived, 36 Up this Week

For the week ended Saturday, 17 March 2018, 26 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 9 denominated in euros, 5 in British pounds, and 12 in US dollars.  Turnover was $8,192,490 as 8,531 lots were offered and 6,375 sold for a 75% success rate.

 


For the week ahead 36 auctions in the rare book, manuscripts, maps and ephemera are scheduled.

 

2 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Swann Galleries19th and 20th Century Prints and Drawings on March 13th: $2,605,863 
JA Stargardt AutographenhandlungIII. Fine Arts IV. Music on March 13th: $1,272,936



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

ChristiesNoble House and Private Collections on March 14th: 253.13% 
JA Stargardt AutographenhandlungI. Literature II. Science on March 13th: 169.04% 
JA Stargardt AutographenhandlungIII. Fine Arts IV. Music on March 13th: 165.86% 
SothebysThe Political Cartoon Collection of Jeffrey Archer on March 14th: 150.23% 
JA Stargardt AutographenhandlungV. History on March 14th: 126.27% 
Heritage AuctionsThe David and Janice Frent Collection of Political & Presidential Americana, Part 2 on March 10th: 107.23% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on March 13th: 104.14% 


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

ChristiesNoble House and Private Collections on March 14th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 3/4 on March 11th: 99.43% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 3/6 on March 13th: 98.59% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 3/4 on March 11th: 98.13% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 2/11 on March 11th: 95.88% 
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Societybooks on March 9th: 90.42% 
Heritage AuctionsThe David and Janice Frent Collection of Political & Presidential Americana, Part 2 on March 10th: 89.81% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on March 13th: 89.53% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on March 14th: 89.39% 
JA Stargardt AutographenhandlungIII. Fine Arts IV. Music on March 13th: 86.52% 
JA Stargardt AutographenhandlungI. Literature II. Science on March 13th: 86.30% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Collection of Russian photographs, vintage Soviet posters & works by Alexander Rodchen on March 15th: 82.26% 

EldredsAntiques and Fine Art - Books and Prints on March 10th: 81.25%  

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung Eigenh. Musikmanuskript mit Widmung u. U. Wien 26.IV.1827. 4 S. quer-8o (ca. 10 × 15,5 cm), 6-zeilig. Schwarz-braune Tinte. Leicht gebräunt. Einriss in unterer Bugfalte (ca. 2,5 cm). Mit Nadelspuren in den oberen Ecken. Winziger Randeinriss am Oberrand a on March 13th Actual price: USD $246,738.
  2. RR Auction Steve Jobs Signed Job Application on March 15th Actual price: USD $174,757.
  3. JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung Das REHBERG-ALBUM mit 26 Zeichnungen, Aquarellen und Gouachen von Künstlern aus dem Kreis um August Ke s t n e r (1777 – 1853). Rom um 1830. 58 S. quer-folio (21,5 × 29 cm), die Werke an den Ecken montiert oder eingesteckt. Pergamentband der Zeit mit farb on March 13th Actual price: USD $116,112.
  4. Swann Galleries House by a River. on March 13th Actual price: USD $100,000.
  5. JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung Eigenh. Musikmanuskript. 2 S. großes Hochformat, 26- bzw. 25-zeilig. Schwarze Tinte, Hinzufügung in Rot (Kreuzzeichen, Takt 39). Winzige Randeinrisse, Klammerspuren am Kopf undFuß on March 13th Actual price: USD $87,084.
  6. JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung Eigenh. Musikmanuskript mit e. Widmung u. U. auf dem Titel. London 2.IX.1846. Titelblatt (schwach berieben) und 21?6 S. Hochformat, 12-zeilig. Auf gedrucktem Notenpapier. Leicht gebräunt. Einige Randläsuren on March 13th Actual price: USD $84,181.
  7. Swann Galleries La Colombe. on March 13th Actual price: USD $67,500.
  8. Sothebys 'MR CHURCHILL'  on March 14th Actual price: USD $66,500.
  9. Sothebys CONSEQUENCES OF A SUCCESSFUL FRENCH INVASION... OR... WE FLY ON THE WINGS OF THE WIND TO SAVE THE IRISH CATHOLICS FROM PERSECUTION' on March 14th Actual price: USD $66,500.
  10. Swann Galleries Téte de jeune femme. on March 13th Actual price: USD $50,000.
  11. Swann Galleries Femme nue, trois quarts, debout. on March 13th Actual price: USD $50,000.
  12. JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung Eigenh. Musikmanuskript, am Schluss datiert „Berlin am 16 Juny 1827“. 31?3 S. Hochformat, 16-zeilig. Etwas gebräunt und fleckig. on March 13th Actual price: USD $49,348.
  13. Swann Galleries New York Nocturne. on March 13th Actual price: USD $47,500.
  14. JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung Eigenh. Musikmanuskript mit Namenszug „Frz. Schubert m[anu]p[ropria]“. Februar 1823. 3 S. Querformat (ca. 24 x 31 cm), 16-zeilig. Braune Tinte. Mit Anmerkungen von fremder Hand(Tinte, Rötel und Blei). Kräftiges Papier. Leicht gebräunt, minimal staubflecki on March 13th Actual price: USD $46,445.
  15. JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung 2 e. Br. m. U. und 7 Br. m. U. on March 13th Actual price: USD $46,445.
  16. Sothebys PRIME MINISTERS IN MY DAY - AND MOSTLY TREMENDOUS LUMINARIES IN THEIRS' on March 14th Actual price: USD $45,500.
  17. Pierre Berge and Associes Très important ensemble d'environ 190 photographies panoramiques, obtenues avec l'appareil Kodak, de son expédition vers la Banquise, 1907 on March 14th Actual price: USD $43,122.
  18. RR Auction Steve Jobs Signed Apple Mac OS X Manual on March 15th Actual price: USD $41,807.
  19. Swann Galleries Sans Titre (Transparence). on March 13th Actual price: USD $40,000.
  20. Swann Galleries El sueño (La noche de los pobres). on March 13th Actual price: USD $40,000.
  21. Sothebys DRAUGHTING A BILL AT THE BOARD OF TRADE' ('MR CHURCHILL: "OH, I UNDERSTAND ALL THESE FIGURES, RIGHT ENOUGH. WHAT WE'VE GOT TO DO, GENTLEMEN, IS TO PUT SOME - ER - HUMANISING GINGER INTO 'EM"') on March 14th Actual price: USD $38,500.
  22. Sothebys NUTS TO CRACK' on March 14th Actual price: USD $38,500.
  23. Swann Galleries Six American Etchings, Series I. on March 13th Actual price: USD $37,500.
  24. Swann Galleries Half Figure. on March 13th Actual price: USD $35,000.
  25. Swann Galleries Maja Negra. on March 13th Actual price: USD $35,000.


26 total sales reported this week:

RR Auction. Pop Culture - Internet Bidstart 3/8 on March 15th: 51.52%
JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung. V. History on March 14th: 78.64%
JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung. III. Fine Arts IV. Music on March 13th: 86.52%
JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung. I. Literature II. Science on March 13th: 86.30%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on March 16th: 76.64%
Freemans. Asian Arts - Woodblock Prints on March 16th: 45.00%
Soler Y Llach. Antiquarian Books and Manuscripts on March 15th: 36.51%
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. books on March 9th: 90.42%
Artcurial. May '68 in 500 Posters on March 13th: 59.38%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Collection of Russian photographs, vintage Soviet posters & works by Alexander Rodchen on March 15th: 82.26%
Pierre Berge and Associes. Photographs on March 14th: 32.80%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on March 14th: 89.39%
Sothebys. The Political Cartoon Collection of Jeffrey Archer on March 14th: 77.33%
Christies. Noble House and Private Collections on March 14th: 100.00%
Rossini. SALE ART ADVERTISING: POSTERS - ENAMELLED PLATES - BOXES AND LITHOGRAPHED SHEETS - CARDBOARD - POS on March 6th: 66.26%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 3/6 on March 13th: 98.59%
Forum Auctions in Italy. Online Sale: Ancient and Rare Books, including volumes from the private library of Giorgio Petrocchi on March 13th: 73.33%
Swann Galleries. 19th and 20th Century Prints and Drawings on March 13th: 72.70%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on March 13th: 89.53%
Michaans Auctions. Gallery Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs on March 10th: 60.38%
Eldreds. Antiques and Fine Art - Books and Prints on March 10th: 81.25%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 2/11 on March 11th: 95.88%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 3/4 on March 11th: 99.43%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 3/4 on March 11th: 98.13%
Heritage Auctions. The David and Janice Frent Collection of Political & Presidential Americana, Part 2 on March 10th: 89.81%
Old World Auctions. Antique Maps, Globes, Charts, Atlases & Vintage Graphics - online bidstart 1/24 on February 7th: 68.45%


For the week ahead 36 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Mar. 19th
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Books, Autographs. 95 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 71 lots
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Books. 304 lots

Tue. Mar. 20th
Sothebys. London. Made in Britain - Prints. 96 lots
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Chadds Ford, PA . Spring Quarterly Catalog. 28 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Books. 177 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 2/13. 533 lots

Wed. Mar. 21st
Bonhams. London. Fine Books and Manuscripts. 405 lots
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. Old and Modern Books.
Purcell Auctioneers. Birr. Shop and Pub Signs and Memorabilia. 213 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Editions and Works on Paper.
Ader. PARIS. Judaica. 296 lots

Thu. Mar. 22nd
Forum Auctions. London. Fine Books and Works on Paper. 602 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Autographs. 258 lots
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. Autographs - Stamps - Photographs.
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Americana - Travel & Exploration - World History - Cartography . 435 lots
Nye & Company Auctioneers. Bloomfield. March Backyard Auction - Books, Prints. 42 lots

Fri. Mar. 23rd
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Old Master Prints. 43 lots
Beaussant Lefevre. Paris. STAMPS - PHOTOGRAPHS - MANUSCRIPTS & BOOKS. 281 lots
Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH. Berlin-Schoneberg. Rare Books, Old and Modern Art, Antiques. 546 lots

Sat. Mar. 24th
Brunk Auctions. Asheville, NC . Premier Catalogue Auction - Prints, Books. 40 lots
OSENAT. FONTAINEBLEAU. Classic Cars, Automobilia. 34 lots
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Spring Estates Auction. 56 lots
Addison and Sarova. Macon. Rare Books, Manuscripts and Ephemera. 186 lots
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Hudson. Exposition Auction - Books and Prints. 49 lots
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Fine Art - Prints. 171 lots
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Lee's Summit . Americana and Advertising.
Ferraton. Bruxelles. Modern and Contemporary Art - Prints and Photographs.
Leland Little Auctions. Hillsborough, NC. Prints.
Potomack Company. Alexandria. Asian, European and American Works of Art - Prints.

Sun. Mar. 25th
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Fine Art - Prints. 65 lots
OSENAT. FONTAINEBLEAU. The Empire, Historical Memories. 68 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 3/18.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 3/18.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 2/25. 276 lots
OSENAT. FONTAINEBLEAU. The Empire at Fontainebleau - Books and Manuscripts. 55 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <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
  • <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.