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Rare Book Hub: 34 Auctions Archived this Week, 24 New Sales this Week

For the week ended Saturday 7 April 2018 34 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 10 denominated in euros, 6 in British pounds, and 18 in US dollars.  Turnover was $17,955,333 as 7,327 lots were offered and 6,038 sold for an 82% success rate.  There is strength in the rooms these days.

 

For the week ahead 24 auctions are scheduled.

 

4 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 


ChristiesPrints and Multiples on March 28th: $5,294,463 
ChristiesPhotographs on April 6th: $3,432,000 
Arader GalleriesAudubon Prints, and Rare Books on March 31st: $2,406,915 
ChristiesThe Yamakawa Collection on April 6th: $1,683,375 

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

Chiswick AuctionsBooks from the Library of Giancarlo Beltrame, Part II on March 29th: 149.27% 
FerratonModern and Contemporary Art - Prints and Photographs on March 24th: 148.35% 
Kedem AuctionJewish and Israeli History and Culture on March 20th: 145.90% 
Chiswick AuctionsThe Warrens Library and a Fine Collection of Maps & Atlases on March 28th: 144.31% 
OSENATThe Empire at Fontainebleau - Books and Manuscripts on March 25th: 138.90% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on April 3rd: 134.79% 
Cowans AuctionsAmerican Indian and Western Art: Live Salesroom Auction on April 6th: 115.15% 
OSENATThe Empire, Historical Memories on March 25th: 112.92% 
Swann GalleriesPrinted and Manuscript African Americana on March 29th: 107.82% 
Forum AuctionsForum Auctions @ Artsy: Select Urban Editions on March 29th: 104.20% 
ChristiesThe Yamakawa Collection on April 6th: 100.98% 


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

Cowans AuctionsAmerican Indian and Western Art: Live Salesroom Auction on April 6th: 100.00% 
National Book AuctionsBooks and Ephemera – 16th Century, Firsts, Space, Lankes, etc. on March 17th: 100.00% 
Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersAntonio Lopez: The Art of Fashion on March 26th: 100.00% 
Leland Little AuctionsPrints on March 24th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 3/27 on April 3rd: 99.67% 
Chiswick AuctionsBooks from the Library of Giancarlo Beltrame, Part II on March 29th: 99.18% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 3/4 on April 1st: 98.25% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 3/25 on April 1st: 98.23% 
ChristiesThe Yamakawa Collection on April 6th: 95.45% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 3/25 on April 1st: 94.59% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Engravings and Lithographs - Works on Paper on March 31st: 92.00% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on April 3rd: 91.04% 
Chiswick AuctionsThe Warrens Library and a Fine Collection of Maps & Atlases on March 28th: 90.08% 
ChristiesPrints and Multiples on March 28th: 85.65% 
FerratonModern and Contemporary Art - Prints and Photographs on March 24th: 84.94% 

AderIllustrated Modern Books: Dr. Yves Gogue Collection on March 29th: 84.33%  

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Christies A box of ten photographs on April 6th Actual price: USD $792,500.
  2. Christies Dovima with Elephants, Evening Dress by Dior, Cirque d'Hiver, Paris, 1955 on April 6th Actual price: USD $456,500.
  3. Christies Vampire II on March 28th Actual price: USD $418,418.
  4. Arader Galleries Geographie opus novissima traductione e Graecorum archtypis castigatissme pressum. on March 31st Actual price: USD $366,000.
  5. Arader Galleries The Natural History of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama Islands: Containing the Figures of Birds, Beasts, Fishes, Serpents, Insects, and Plants; Particularly the Forest-Trees, Shrubs, and other Plants, not hitherto Described… on March 31st Actual price: USD $366,000.
  6. Christies Melencolia I on March 28th Actual price: USD $264,375.
  7. Christies Aspens, Northern New Mexico, 1958 on April 6th Actual price: USD $250,000.
  8. Christies Pluto on March 28th Actual price: USD $220,313.
  9. Arader Galleries Voyage Pittoresque Autour de Monde, avec des portraits de sauvages d'Amérique, d'Asie, d'Afrique, et des iles du Grand Ocean; des Paysages, des Vues Maritimes, et plusieurs objets d'histoire naturelle; Accompagné de Descriptions par M. on March 31st Actual price: USD $213,500.
  10. Arader Galleries The Birds of Great Britain. on March 31st Actual price: USD $183,000.
  11. Christies A Bigger Green Valley on March 28th Actual price: USD $176,250.
  12. Christies Recueil de Quatre-Vingt-Cinq Estampes originales, Têtes, Paysages et différents Sujet, dessinées et gravées par Rembrandt on March 28th Actual price: USD $176,250.
  13. Christies Parade – Hoboken, New Jersey, 1955 on April 6th Actual price: USD $150,000.
  14. Christies Minotaure aveugle guidé par une Fillette dans la Nuit, from: La Suite Vollard on March 28th Actual price: USD $141,000.
  15. Chiswick Auctions Manuscript Portolan Chart on Vellum of Europe on March 28th Actual price: USD $132,188.
  16. Christies Reptiles on March 28th Actual price: USD $132,188.
  17. OSENAT Ensemble d'environ 1300 pièces montées dans 6 forts volumes grand in-folio, maroquin bleu nuit, on March 25th Actual price: USD $130,688.
  18. Bonhams Girl Behind Bottle, New York (Jean Patchett) on April 6th Actual price: USD $125,000.
  19. Christies Calla Lily, 1986 on April 6th Actual price: USD $118,750.
  20. Christies Candlestick Point on April 6th Actual price: USD $118,750.
  21. Christies The Arrival of Spring in Woldgate, East Yorkshire in 2011 (twenty eleven) – 2 January 2011 on March 28th Actual price: USD $109,275.
  22. Chiswick Auctions West Indische Paskaert waer in de graden de breedde over weder zijden vande middellijn wassende...rare and historic Atlantic sea chart printed on vellum on March 28th Actual price: USD $105,750.
  23. Christies Self Portrait: Reflection on March 28th Actual price: USD $96,938.
  24. Christies Snakes on March 28th Actual price: USD $96,938.
  25. Arader Galleries Catlin's North American Indian Portfolio. Hunting Scenes and Amusements of the Rocky Mountains and Prairies of America. on March 31st Actual price: USD $87,840.



34 total sales reported this week:

Cowans Auctions. American Indian and Western Art: Live Salesroom Auction on April 6th: 100.00%
Christies. Photographs on April 6th: 68.02%
Christies. The Yamakawa Collection on April 6th: 95.45%
Bonhams. 100 Photographs on April 6th: 54.00%
PBA Galleries. Fine & Rare Books on April 5th: 67.76%
Dorotheum . Globes on April 4th: 61.54%
Chiswick Auctions. Books from the Library of Giancarlo Beltrame, Part II on March 29th: 99.18%
Leland Little Auctions. Prints on March 24th: 100.00%
Artcurial. Prints and Illustrated Books on March 28th: 68.00%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 3/27 on April 3rd: 99.67%
Chiswick Auctions. The Warrens Library and a Fine Collection of Maps & Atlases on March 28th: 90.08%
Chiswick Auctions. Autographs and Memorabilia on March 28th: 64.49%
Grays Auctioneers. Fine Art - Prints on March 28th: 44.58%
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Live Ending Online Auction - Prints on March 28th: 71.43%
ALDE. The Life of an Amateur on March 28th: 64.67%
Forum Auctions. Forum Auctions @ Artsy: Select Urban Editions on March 29th: 77.50%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on April 3rd: 91.04%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Engravings and Lithographs - Works on Paper on March 31st: 92.00%
Trafford Books. Books on February 28th: 75.40%
Ferraton. Modern and Contemporary Art - Prints and Photographs on March 24th: 84.94%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 3/4 on April 1st: 98.25%
Swann Galleries. Printed and Manuscript African Americana on March 29th: 78.65%
Ader. Illustrated Modern Books: Dr. Yves Gogue Collection on March 29th: 84.33%
Ader. Envelopes of Artists: Pierre-Stéphane Proust Collection on March 27th: 32.97%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Antonio Lopez: The Art of Fashion on March 26th: 100.00%
OSENAT. The Empire, Historical Memories on March 25th: 67.65%
OSENAT. The Empire at Fontainebleau - Books and Manuscripts on March 25th: 76.36%
OSENAT. Automobilia - Books and Prints on March 24th: 76.47%
Christies. Prints and Multiples on March 28th: 85.65%
National Book Auctions. Books and Ephemera – 16th Century, Firsts, Space, Lankes, etc. on March 17th: 100.00%
Kedem Auction. Jewish and Israeli History and Culture on March 20th: 76.61%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 3/25 on April 1st: 94.59%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 3/25 on April 1st: 98.23%
Arader Galleries. Audubon Prints, and Rare Books on March 31st: 57.93%


For the week ahead 24 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Apr. 9th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 86 lots
Vermot de Pas. Paris. NASA Photographs. 149 lots

Tue. Apr. 10th
Sothebys. New York. Photographs. 162 lots
Sothebys. New York. A Beautiful Life: Photographs from the Collection of Leland Hirsch. 51 lots
Audap and Mirabaud. PARIS. Press Drawings. 379 lots
University Archives. Westport. Outstanding Selection of Autographed Documents, Manuscripts, Photos, Books & Relics. 254 lots
Aguttes. Neuilly-sur-Seine . Modern and Contemporary Photographs. 89 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 4/3. 418 lots

Wed. Apr. 11th
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books, Maps and Documents. 586 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper. 154 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet bidstart 3/16. 1022 lots
Trafford Books. Manchester. Books. 167 lots

Thu. Apr. 12th
Swann Galleries. New York. Printed and Manuscript Americana. 324 lots
Christies. London - King Street. Interiors including Faringdon House, Oxfordshire. 48 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Rare Golf Books, Clubs & Memorabilia. 431 lots

Fri. Apr. 13th
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. Romantic Illustrated Books. 313 lots
Aspire Auctions. Cleveland. April Auction online - Prints - Internet bidstart 4/6. 24 lots

Sat. Apr. 14th
Leland Little Auctions. Hillsborough, NC. April Gallery Auction. 47 lots
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books.
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 152 lots

Sun. Apr. 15th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Entertainment. 807 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 4/8.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 4/8.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 3/19. 224 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.