Auction Update Review

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Bonhams. Photography on 6
April. Lot 41 of 100. Paul
Strand, Untitled [New
England] 1945

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Christies. The Yamakawa
Collection. Lot 32 of 44.
Joel Sternfeld, McLean
Virginia December 1978

RBH: 28 Auctions Archived, 18 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 1 April 2018 28 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 3 in Swiss francs, 5 in euros, 4 in British pounds, and 16 in US dollars.  Turnover was $12,412,118 as 6,509 lots were offered and 5,338 sold for an 82% success rate.  The average lot brought $2,325.  It was another strong week.

 

For the week ahead 18 auctions are scheduled.

 

1 auction saw its total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

SothebysPrints and Multiples on March 27th: $8,238,486 



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

Beaussant LefevreSTAMPS - PHOTOGRAPHS - MANUSCRIPTS & BOOKS on March 23rd: 204.72% 
Koller AuctionsOld Master Prints on March 23rd: 183.64% 
SothebysPrints and Multiples on March 27th: 122.78% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on March 28th: 116.96% 
William H. Bunch Auctions and AppraisalsSpring Quarterly Catalog on March 20th: 116.61% 
Dorotheum Prints Before 1900 on March 27th: 113.43% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on March 27th: 104.24% 


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

William H. Bunch Auctions and AppraisalsSpring Quarterly Catalog on March 20th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 3/18 on March 25th: 99.18% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 3/20 on March 27th: 98.94% 
Dirk Soulis AuctionsAmericana and Advertising on March 24th: 98.80% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 3/18 on March 25th: 95.97% 
Koller AuctionsOld Master Prints on March 23rd: 95.35% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 2/25 on March 25th: 94.57% 
Beaussant LefevreSTAMPS - PHOTOGRAPHS - MANUSCRIPTS & BOOKS on March 23rd: 94.31% 
Clars Auction GalleryFine Art - Prints on March 24th: 90.64% 
Addison and SarovaRare Books, Manuscripts and Ephemera on March 24th: 90.32% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on March 27th: 90.28% 
Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersExposition Auction - Books and Prints on March 24th: 89.80% 
SothebysPrints and Multiples on March 27th: 88.64% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on March 28th: 88.18% 
Cowans AuctionsAmerican History - Online bidstart 3/15 on March 26th: 86.97% 
Dorotheum Prints Before 1900 on March 27th: 82.31% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys THE TWO HUMAN BEINGS. THE LONELY ONES (WOLL 157; SCHIEFLER 133) on March 27th Actual price: USD $1,716,780.
  2. Sothebys CAMPBELL'S SOUP I (F. & S. II.44-53) on March 27th Actual price: USD $1,205,580.
  3. Sothebys ANDY MOUSE (L. PP. 64-65) on March 27th Actual price: USD $967,020.
  4. Sothebys LE REPAS FRUGAL (BLOCH 1; BAER 2) on March 27th Actual price: USD $213,000.
  5. Sothebys BEAT THE WHITES WITH THE RED WEDGE on March 27th Actual price: USD $195,250.
  6. Sothebys REVERIE (C. 38) on March 27th Actual price: USD $150,875.
  7. Sothebys MARILYN MONROE (MARILYN) (F. & S. II.28) on March 27th Actual price: USD $142,000.
  8. Sothebys MELENCOLIA I (B. 74; M., HOLL. 75) on March 27th Actual price: USD $133,125.
  9. Sothebys AN IMAGE OF CELIA (MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART TOKYO 277) on March 27th Actual price: USD $115,375.
  10. Sothebys RETROSPECT (L. PP. 120-121) on March 27th Actual price: USD $106,500.
  11. Sothebys QUEEN ELIZABETH II OF THE UNITED KINGDOM (F. & S. II.335) on March 27th Actual price: USD $102,950.
  12. Sothebys LENIN (F. & S. II.402) on March 27th Actual price: USD $88,750.
  13. Koller Auctions Campi Phlegraei. on March 19th Actual price: USD $83,210.
  14. Sothebys AFRICAN ELEPHANT (F. & S. II.293) on March 27th Actual price: USD $71,000.
  15. Sothebys UNTITLED (SCHELLMANN 223-226) on March 27th Actual price: USD $71,000.
  16. Beaussant Lefevre Description géographique, historique, chronologique, politique et physique de l'Empire de la Chine et de laTartarie chinoise. on March 23rd Actual price: USD $68,921.
  17. Sothebys MICK JAGGER (F. & S. II.138)  on March 27th Actual price: USD $62,125.
  18. Dorotheum Jesus and His Parents returning from the Temple on March 27th Actual price: USD $62,000.
  19. Sothebys MINOTAURE CARESSANT UNE DORMEUSE (B. 201; BA. 369) on March 27th Actual price: USD $60,350.
  20. Koller Auctions Libellus isagogus. Lateinische Handschrift auf Papier. Sammelband mit 12 Werken über Astronomie, Medizin und Logik, zusammengestellt von Hieronymus Pauli von Limburg. on March 19th Actual price: USD $57,770.
  21. Bonhams Modern Woodcutters 4 on March 28th Actual price: USD $56,800.
  22. Sothebys LIZ (F. & S. II.7) on March 27th Actual price: USD $56,800.
  23. Sothebys SECOND VERSION OF THE TRIPTYCH, 1944 (SABATIER 24) on March 27th Actual price: USD $56,800.
  24. Sothebys MAO (FELDMAN & SCHELLMANN II.92) on March 27th Actual price: USD $53,250.
  25. Sothebys DIE SCHAFFENDEN on March 27th Actual price: USD $53,250.



28 total sales reported this week:

Cowans Auctions. American History - Online bidstart 3/15 on March 26th: 86.97%
Freemans. Rare Books, Maps and Manuscripts on March 28th: 65.93%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on March 28th: 88.18%
Bonhams. Prints and Multiples on March 28th: 61.22%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 3/20 on March 27th: 98.94%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Editions and Works on Paper on March 27th: 40.00%
Dorotheum . Prints Before 1900 on March 27th: 82.31%
Sothebys. Prints and Multiples on March 27th: 88.64%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on March 27th: 90.28%
Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH. Rare Books, Old and Modern Art, Antiques on March 23rd: 46.52%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 2/25 on March 25th: 94.57%
Addison and Sarova. Rare Books, Manuscripts and Ephemera on March 24th: 90.32%
Koller Auctions. Old Master Prints on March 23rd: 95.35%
Koller Auctions. Books on March 19th: 67.43%
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Americana and Advertising on March 24th: 98.80%
Potomack Company. Asian, European and American Works of Art - Prints on March 24th: 50.00%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Exposition Auction - Books and Prints on March 24th: 89.80%
Brunk Auctions. Premier Catalogue Auction - Prints, Books on March 24th: 77.50%
Clars Auction Gallery. Fine Art - Prints on March 25th: 75.38%
Clars Auction Gallery. Fine Art - Prints on March 24th: 90.64%
Neal Auction Company. Spring Estates Auction on March 24th: 75.00%
Beaussant Lefevre. STAMPS - PHOTOGRAPHS - MANUSCRIPTS & BOOKS on March 23rd: 94.31%
Purcell Auctioneers. Shop and Pub Signs and Memorabilia on March 21st: 77.00%
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Spring Quarterly Catalog on March 20th: 100.00%
Koller Auctions. Books, Autographs on March 19th: 47.37%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 3/18 on March 25th: 99.18%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 3/18 on March 25th: 95.97%
PBA Galleries. Americana - Travel & Exploration - World History - Cartography on March 22nd: 76.78%


For the week ahead 18 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Apr. 2nd
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 67 lots

Tue. Apr. 3rd
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 3/27. 304 lots

Wed. Apr. 4th
Dorotheum . Vienna. Globes. 13 lots

Thu. Apr. 5th
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine & Rare Books. 459 lots

Fri. Apr. 6th
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Spring Americana - Books, Prints, Ephemera. 36 lots
Christies. New York. Photographs. 172 lots
Christies. New York. The Yamakawa Collection. 44 lots
Bonhams. New York. 100 Photographs. 100 lots
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. Surrealism - Books. 329 lots
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. American Indian and Western Art: Live Salesroom Auction. 19 lots

Sat. Apr. 7th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters. 947 lots
Northeast Auctions. Portsmouth. Portsmouth Weekend Auction - Books and Prints. 132 lots
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . Gallery Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs. 59 lots
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. Entertainment Memorabilia. 857 lots
North American Auction Company. Bozeman. Native American and Western Auction - Advertising. 121 lots

Sun. Apr. 8th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 4/1.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 4/1.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 3/11. 249 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. September 27, 2018</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Cartwright (George). <i>A Journal of Transactions and Events, during a Residence of nearly Sixteen Years on the Coast of Labrador...,</i> first edition, with A.L.s. from the author, 1792. £4,000 to £6,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Swift (Jonathan). <i>Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World,</i> 2 vol., first edition, Teerink's "A" edition, Printed for Benj. Motte, 1726. £15,000 to £20,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Fourier (Jean Baptiste Joseph). <i>Theorie Analytique de la Chaleur,</i> first edition, Paris, chez Firmin Didot, 1822. £6,000 to £8,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. September 27, 2018</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Boccaccio (Giovanni). <i>Genealogiae Deorum,</i> additions by Dominicus Silvester and Raphael Zovenzonius, Venice, Vindelinus de Spira, 1472. £10,000 to £15,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Mary I. Letter signed at the head "Marye the Quene" to Lord Paget, 1 page, 7th June 1556. The recall from exile of nine persons opposed to the Marian regime. £10,000 to £12,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Nelson (Horatio). Autograph Letter signed "Horatio Nelson" and written to Francis Drake, British Minister at Genoa, discussing the disposition of his "Cruizers" near Genoa. £6,000 to £8,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. September 27, 2018</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Darwin (Charles). Unpublished Autograph Letter signed to Walter Raleigh Browne, playing down his scientific knowledge of comparative anatomy, 1881. £6,000 to £8,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Murphew (J.). <i>The fair in an uproar, or, the dancing-doggs.</i> As they perform in Mr. Pinkeman's New Opera in Bartholomew Fair, 1707. £1,500 to £2,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Chaucer (Geoffrey). <i>The Workes,</i> by [Nicholas Hill for] Thomas Petit, dwellyng in Paules churche yarde at the sygne of the Maydens heed, 1550. £7,000 to £10,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. September 27, 2018</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Austen (Jane). <i>Emma: A Novel,</i> 3 vol., first edition, 1816. £7,000 to £10,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Greene (Graham). <i>Stamboul Train,</i> first edition, first issue, 1932. £8,000 to £12,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Churchill.- Fearon (Percy Hutton) "Poy". “Eat More Beef,” pen and ink cartoon with shading in blue pencil, [July 1928]. £400 to £600
  • <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: Exploration and Travel, Featuring Americana, Part I. September 25, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> Shackleton, Ernest. <i>Aurora Australis.</i> Printed at the sign of 'The Penguins'; East Antarctica, 1908. $70,000 to $100,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> Shackleton, Ernest. <i>South Polar Times.</i> 1st edition, limited issue. from the library of Michael Barne. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> General Washington's <i>Proceedings of a General Court Martial... of Major General Lee.</i> Philiadelphia, 1778. 100 copies printed for Congress. BOUND WITH: ...Court Martial... of St Clair and ...Schuyler. $25,000 to $35,000
    <b>Bonhams: Exploration and Travel, Featuring Americana, Part I. September 25, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> <i>The Voice of the People.</i> Boston, 1754. Rare pamphlet on the Excise Tax. Nathaniel Sparhawk's copy. $4,000 to $6,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> Autograph Letter Signed ("S.L. Clemens"), offering extensive hard-earned advice on writing, 5 pp, 1881. $30,000 to $50,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> After Fra Egnazio Danti. <i>L'Ultime Parti not:e nel Indie Occid:ntli" [The last known parts of the Western Indies].</i> Painted Map of California, Western Mexico, and Japan. $70,000 to $100,000
    <b>Bonhams: Exploration and Travel, Featuring Americana, Part I. September 25, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> Ptolemaeus, Claudius. <i>Geographie opus nouissima...</i> 1513. The most important edition of Ptolemy, containing the Admiral's Map. $250,000 to $350,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> De Arellano, Don Alonso. Manuscript, his <i>"Relación mui singular y circunstanciada... Capitán del Patax San Lucas,"</i> manuscript copy from the Sir Thomas Phillips collection. $50,000 to $80,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> Purchas, Samuel. <i>Purchas his Pilgrimes.</i> First edition. With John Simth's engraved map of Virginia. $70,000 to $100,000
    <b>Bonhams: Exploration and Travel, Featuring Americana, Part I. September 25, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> Lewis, Meriwether. Contemporary manuscript true copy of his final power of attorney, 1809. $8,000 to $12,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> <i>A New Method of Macarony Making, as Practiced at Boston in North America.</i> Mezzotint. London, 1774. $5,000 to $7,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> <i>Scientific Base Ball Pitching: A Treatise on the Pitcher, Pitching, Origin and Philosophy of the Curve.</i> Chicago, 1897. $2,000 to $3,000
  • <center><b>Bibliothèque R. & B. L. VII :<br>XIXe siècle (1840–1898)<br>First editions – Reviews – Autograph letters and manuscripts<br>Auction in association with Binoche & Giquello on October 9th.</b></center>
    <b>Bibliothèque R. & B. L. VII, Oct. 9:</b> LAUTRÉAMONT. <i>Les Chants de Maldoror.</i> 1869. First edition, unbound, one of the rare copies dated 1869. €100 000 to €150 000
    <b>Bibliothèque R. & B. L. VII, Oct. 9:</b> PAUL VERLAINE. Poème saturnien. March 31st -June 1st, 1885. Autograph poem signed and illustrated. €12 000 to €15 000
    <b>Bibliothèque R. & B. L. VII, Oct. 9:</b> STÉPHANE MALLARMÉ. <i>L’Après-midi d’un faune.</i> 1876. Inscribed to Paul Gauguin. €30 000 to €40 000
    <center><b>Bibliothèque R. & B. L. VII :<br>XIXe siècle (1840–1898)<br>First editions – Reviews – Autograph letters and manuscripts<br>Auction in association with Binoche & Giquello on October 9th.</b></center>
    <b>Bibliothèque R. & B. L. VII, Oct. 9:</b> CHARLES BAUDELAIRE. <i>[La Cloche fêlée,</i> 1851–1855.] Signed autograph manuscript of one of the poems of Les Fleurs du mal. €25 000 to<br>€35 000
    <b>Bibliothèque R. & B. L. VII, Oct. 9:</b> STÉPHANE MALLARMÉ. <i>Le Tombeau d’Edgar Poe.</i> Circa 1889. Signed autograph manuscript inscribed to Edmund Gosse. €40 000 to €60 000
    <b>Bibliothèque R. & B. L. VII, Oct. 9:</b> GÉRARD DE NERVAL. Manuscrit autographe. 1855. Rare manuscript fragment of Aurelia with corrections. €20 000 to €30 000
    <center><b>Bibliothèque R. & B. L. VII :<br>XIXe siècle (1840–1898)<br>First editions – Reviews – Autograph letters and manuscripts<br>Auction in association with Binoche & Giquello on October 9th.</b></center>
    <b>Bibliothèque R. & B. L. VII, Oct. 9:</b> PAUL VERLAINE. <i>La Bonne chanson.</i> 1870. First edition. One of 20 copies on Hollande paper in a mosaic binding by Noulhac. €15 000 to<br>€18 000
    <b>Bibliothèque R. & B. L. VII, Oct. 9:</b> ARTHUR RIMBAUD. Autograph letter to his sister, July 10, 1891. One of the most beautiful letters by Rimbaud, about his last moments, illustrated with drawings of his leg. €80 000 to €100 000
    <b>Bibliothèque R. & B. L. VII, Oct. 9:</b> GUSTAVE FLAUBERT. <i>Salammbô.</i> 1863. First edition. One of 25 copies on Hollande paper, this one inscribed to Théophile Gautier. €30 000 to<br>€40 000
    <center><b>Bibliothèque R. & B. L. VII :<br>XIXe siècle (1840–1898)<br>First editions – Reviews – Autograph letters and manuscripts<br>Auction in association with Binoche & Giquello on October 9th.</b></center>
    <b>Bibliothèque R. & B. L. VII, Oct. 9:</b> CHARLES BAUDELAIRE. <i>Les Fleurs du mal</i>. 1857. First edition, unbound.<br>€15 000 to €20 000
    <b>Bibliothèque R. & B. L. VII, Oct. 9:</b> CHARLES BAUDELAIRE. Barbey d’Aurevilly caricature. Original drawing (208 x 130 mm). 1865.<br>€20 000 to €30 000
    <b>Bibliothèque R. & B. L. VII, Oct. 9:</b> OSCAR WILDE. <i>The Ballad of Reading Goal by C.3.3.</i> 1898 First edition, publisher’s binding, one of 30 on Japan paper. €10 000 to €12 000
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Franklin H. Brown, <i>State Sovereignty, National Union,</i> Chicago, 1860. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Thomas Paine, <i>The American Crisis,</i> Fishkill, NY, December 1776. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b><br>The Aitken Bible, Philadelphia, 1781. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Francisco Loubayssin de Lamarca, probable first edition of the first novel set in the Spanish New World, Paris, 1617. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Juan de la Anunciación, <i>Sermonario en lengua mexicana,</i> first edition, first book of sermons in Nahuatl, Mexico, 1577. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Maturino Gilberti, <i>Thesoro spiritual en lengua de Mechuacá,</i> first edition, Mexico, 1558. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Commission of William O. Stoddard as secretary to the president, signed by Lincoln, Washington, 1861. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> <i>Clay and Frelinghuysen,</i> flag banner, circa 1844. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Daguerreotype of a man believed to be Frederick Granger Williams Smith, son of Joseph Smith, circa late 1850s. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> John C. Wolfe, <i>Portrait of Abraham Lincoln,</i> oil on board in period wooden frame, circa 1860s. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Francis W. Winton, manuscript on pow-wows with indigenous Canadians, 1881. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Family letters from two young daguerreotype artists, 1826-79. $10,000 to $15,000.