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WAU: 54 Auctions Archived, 33 More This Week

For the week ended Saturday 16 June 2018, 54 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 17 denominated in euros, 5 in British pounds, 1 in Mexican pesos, and 31 in US dollars.  Turnover was $29,127,781 as 14,567 lots were offered and 10,534 sold for a 72% success rate.  These results include some auctions that were deferred from the previous week.

 

7 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 


ChristiesThe Portland Audubon on June 14th: $9,650,000 
ChristiesFine Printed Books and Manuscripts - Including Americana on June 14th: $3,203,250 
Arenberg AuctionsBooks, Maps, Prints on May 26th: $2,141,626 
ChristiesArts of India - Prints, Illustrations, Manuscripts on June 12th: $1,791,344 
BonhamsFine Books and Manuscripts on June 12th: $1,410,900 
Arader GalleriesJune 2018 Auction on June 2nd: $1,117,151 
Heritage AuctionsDavid and Janice Frent Collection of Presidential and Political Americana on June 3rd: $1,069,808 


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

Grogan and CompanyThe Spring Auction - Prints and Books on June 3rd: 224.74% 
ChristiesSouth Asian Modern and Contemporary Art - Prints on June 12th: 137.27% 
Il PonteModern and Contemporary Art - Prints and Photographs on June 13th: 133.22% 
FerratonBooks on May 26th: 121.51% 
Arenberg AuctionsBooks, Maps, Prints on May 26th: 119.63% 
De Baecque and AssociesOld and Modern Books on May 31st: 118.13% 
Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersFine Auction - Books and Prints on June 2nd: 117.04% 
TajanPrints on May 29th: 107.61% 
ChristiesArts of India - Prints, Illustrations, Manuscripts on June 12th: 103.34% 
Potomack CompanyFine Art and Antiques - Books, Prints on June 2nd: 101.56% 


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

Grogan and CompanyThe Spring Auction - Prints and Books on June 3rd: 100.00% 
National Book AuctionsBooks on June 2nd: 100.00% 
William H. Bunch Auctions and AppraisalsMay Premier Auction - Books, Prints on May 15th: 100.00% 
Potomack CompanyFine Art and Antiques - Books, Prints on June 2nd: 100.00% 
ChristiesThe Portland Audubon on June 14th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 6/3 on June 10th: 98.97% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on June 2nd: 98.89% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 6/6 on June 12th: 98.57% 
Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersFine Auction - Books and Prints on June 2nd: 97.22% 
Alaska AuctionPrints and Books - online only on May 30th: 94.25% 
Aspire AuctionsPrints - Internet bidstart 5/25 on June 2nd: 94.03% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 6/3 on June 10th: 92.86% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 5/13 on June 10th: 92.18% 
ChristiesSouth Asian Modern and Contemporary Art - Prints on June 12th: 88.89% 
Heritage AuctionsDavid and Janice Frent Collection of Presidential and Political Americana on June 3rd: 88.36% 
Alaska AuctionPrints and Books on May 31st: 86.49% 
De Baecque and AssociesOld and Modern Books on May 31st: 84.17% 
Charlton Hall89th Anniversary Sale on June 1st: 83.33% 
Il PonteModern and Contemporary Art - Prints and Photographs on June 13th: 83.33% 
Swann GalleriesMaps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books on June 7th: 82.87% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on June 7th: 81.65% 
FerratonBooks on May 26th: 81.52% 
Doyle New YorkPhotographs on June 14th: 81.08% 
Rago Arts and AuctionsCollectibles on June 9th: 80.56% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Christies The Birds of America; from Original Drawings. London: Published by the Author, 1827-1838. on June 14th Actual price: USD $9,650,000.
  2. Arenberg Auctions [Atlas maior, sive cosmographia blaviana, qua solum, salum, coelum, accuratissime describuntur]. Geographia, quae est cosmographiae Blaviana pars prima [...]. on May 26th Actual price: USD $708,000.
  3. Christies The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America. on June 14th Actual price: USD $348,500.
  4. Christies AN IMPORTANT ILLUSTRATED MANUSCRIPT OF THE RAMAYANA OF TULSI DAS on June 12th Actual price: USD $282,625.
  5. Bonhams Autograph Musical Manuscript, 2 pp, oblong 4to (233 x 307 mm), [Vienna, early 1809,] ruled with 14-staves per page, on June 12th Actual price: USD $250,000.
  6. Bonhams Wetterkurzschlussel. [WKS. Weather short Signal Book]. Berlin: Oberkommando der Kriegsmarine, 1942. on June 12th Actual price: USD $225,000.
  7. Christies Comedies, Histories and Tragedies. Published according to the true Originall Copies. on June 14th Actual price: USD $175,000.
  8. Bonhams The Tragedie of Julius Caesar [Extracted from the First Folio]. [London: Isaac Jaggard..., 1623.] on June 12th Actual price: USD $175,000.
  9. Arenberg Auctions Horae. Use of Rome. Latin (and a few French rubrics). on May 26th Actual price: USD $162,250.
  10. Tajan RECUEIL DE QUATRE–VINGT CINQ ESTAMPES ORIGINALES on May 29th Actual price: USD $145,730.
  11. Arenberg Auctions "Les avantures de Telemaque fils d'Ulÿsse &c.". on May 26th Actual price: USD $128,325.
  12. Christies IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE CHANCERY DIVISION [...] BETWEEN JAMES PAUL McCARTNEY Plaintiff and JOHN ONO LENNON, GEORGE HARRISON[,] RICHARD STARKEY and APPLE CORPS LIMITED Defendants. on June 14th Actual price: USD $125,000.
  13. Christies BASKETBALL – An Olympic Gold Medal awarded for Basketball to George Louis Redlein (1885-1968), on June 14th Actual price: USD $125,000.
  14. Arader Galleries The First Part of the North American Pilot, for Newfoundland, Labradore, and the Gulf and River St. Laurence... [with] A New Edition, much enlarged, of the Second Part of the North American Pilot, for New England, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey,... on June 2nd Actual price: USD $124,440.
  15. Christies BIBLE, in English – The Holy Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments. on June 14th Actual price: USD $118,750.
  16. Arader Galleries Map of the British Empire in America with the French and Spanish Settlements adjacent Thereto. on June 2nd Actual price: USD $115,900.
  17. Christies Autograph manuscript signed ("Ch. Darwin"), titled "The Descent of Man," being a working draft in 12 lines with autograph cancellations and emendations on June 14th Actual price: USD $112,500.
  18. Bonhams [Vita et Fabulae], Latin prose version of Romulus, Franciscus Rinucius Aretinus, translator, et Fabulae, Lib. I-IV, with the metrical version of Anonymous Neveletti (i.e., Aesopus Moralisatus). [Basel: Jacob Wolff von Pforzheim, c.1489.] on June 12th Actual price: USD $106,250.
  19. Arader Galleries Louisiana Heron, Plate 217. on June 2nd Actual price: USD $103,700.
  20. Christies AN ILLUSTRATION FROM THE 'LARGE' GULER-BASOHLI BHAGAVATA PURANA SERIES: KRISHNA ATTACKED BY DHENUKASURA AS HIS COMPANIONS GATHER FRUIT on June 12th Actual price: USD $99,750.
  21. Christies A PRINCE AND A PRINCESS HOLDING FIREWORKS on June 12th Actual price: USD $99,750.
  22. Arader Galleries Map of the State of Georgia, Prepared from actual Surveys and other Documents for Eleazer Early. on June 2nd Actual price: USD $97,600.
  23. Christies Autograph manuscript signed ("Thomas Paine"), "Letter of Thomas Paine to Camille Jourdan," on June 14th Actual price: USD $93,750.
  24. Heritage Auctions William Henry Harrison: A Spectacular Large 1840 Silk Campaign Flag. on June 3rd Actual price: USD $87,500.
  25. Christies El Ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quixote de la Mancha. on June 14th Actual price: USD $81,250.



54 total sales reported this week:

Doyle New York. Photographs on June 14th: 81.08%
PBA Galleries. Rare Books and Manuscripts on June 14th: 68.78%
Rachel Davis Fine Arts. Prints and Drawings on June 9th: 77.32%
Rago Arts and Auctions. Collectibles on June 9th: 80.56%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on June 14th: 76.47%
Potomack Company. Postmaster General Collection & Other Estates Online Auction on June 7th: 49.15%
RR Auction. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet bidstart 5/18 on June 13th: 56.32%
Il Ponte. Modern and Contemporary Art - Prints and Photographs on June 13th: 83.33%
ALDE. First Editions of the 19th and 20th Century on June 13th: 53.45%
Minerva Auctions Roma. Books, Autographs and Prints on June 12th: 47.33%
Bonhams. Fine Books and Manuscripts on June 12th: 62.94%
Christies. The Portland Audubon on June 14th: 100.00%
Christies. Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts - Including Americana on June 14th: 74.06%
Christies. Arts of India - Prints, Illustrations, Manuscripts on June 12th: 74.36%
Christies. South Asian Modern and Contemporary Art - Prints on June 12th: 88.89%
ALDE. Antiquarian and 19th Century Books - Natural History on June 11th: 55.92%
Michaans Auctions. Gallery Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs on June 9th: 69.05%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on June 7th: 81.65%
Grays Auctioneers. Fine Art - Prints on June 6th: 58.33%
Nye & Company Auctioneers. June Estate Treasures: Printes on June 7th: 41.38%
PIASA. Editions: Prints, Illustrated Books, Multiples on June 6th: 54.90%
Grogan and Company. The Spring Auction - Prints and Books on June 3rd: 100.00%
De Baecque and Associes. Old and Modern Books on May 31st: 84.17%
Rossini. Online Book Auction - Internet bidstart 5/17 on May 30th: 38.21%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on June 12th: 77.38%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on June 5th: 79.25%
Adams Amsterdam Auctions. Fine Art 17th-20th Century - Prints, Photographs, Autographs on June 12th: 79.67%
Ferraton. Books on May 26th: 81.52%
National Book Auctions. Books on June 2nd: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 6/6 on June 12th: 98.57%
Aspire Auctions. Prints - Internet bidstart 5/25 on June 2nd: 94.03%
Alaska Auction. Prints and Books on May 31st: 86.49%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Fine Auction - Books and Prints on June 2nd: 97.22%
Alaska Auction. Prints and Books - online only on May 30th: 94.25%
Chiswick Auctions. Modern First Editions, Illustrated Books & Limited Editions on May 30th: 76.55%
Charlton Hall. 89th Anniversary Sale on June 1st: 83.33%
Dorotheum . Graphic Prints on June 5th: 64.10%
Dorotheum . Art Photography on June 5th: 53.00%
Dorotheum . Autographs, Manuscripts and Certificates on June 4th: 66.08%
Morton Subastas. Prints & Multiples from United States, Latin America and Europe on June 4th: 14.58%
Swann Galleries. Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books on June 7th: 82.87%
Swann Galleries. Illustration Art on June 5th: 77.25%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 6/3 on June 10th: 98.97%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 5/13 on June 10th: 92.18%
Potomack Company. Fine Art and Antiques - Books, Prints on June 2nd: 100.00%
Minerva Auctions Roma. Photographs on May 30th: 38.65%
Arader Galleries. June 2018 Auction on June 2nd: 57.71%
Heritage Auctions. David and Janice Frent Collection of Presidential and Political Americana on June 3rd: 88.36%
Arenberg Auctions. Books, Maps, Prints on May 26th: 63.83%
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. May Premier Auction - Books, Prints on May 15th: 100.00%
Tajan. Prints on May 29th: 67.52%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on June 2nd: 98.89%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 6/3 on June 10th: 92.86%

 


For the week ahead 33 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jun. 18th
Aguttes. Neuilly-sur-Seine . 4 * Free Arts * Works and Correspondence. 323 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 97 lots

Tue. Jun. 19th
Lyon and Turnbull. Edinburgh. Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Photography. 434 lots
Stockholms Auktionsverk. Stockholm. Books, Maps and Manuscripts. 296 lots
Aguttes. Neuilly-sur-Seine . 6 • LITERATURE • WRITERS & POETS OF XIX TH -XX TH BY AGUTTES. 116 lots
Drouot Estimations. Paris. Aristophil 5 • Literature • Writers and Poets of the 19th and 20th Centuries. 96 lots
Winner's Auctions Ltd. Jerusalem. Letters by A. Einstein and Other Illustrious Personalities. 342 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 6/12. 424 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Books and Manuscripts. 175 lots

Wed. Jun. 20th
Bonhams. London. Fine Books and Manuscripts. 296 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books, Maps and Documents. 505 lots
Aguttes. Neuilly-sur-Seine . 8 • MUSIC • FROM LULLY TO STRAVINSKY BY AGUTTES. 176 lots
Ader. PARIS. Music - The Aristophil Collection. 151 lots
University Archives. Westport. Fabulous Autographs, Rare Books and Relics. 266 lots

Thu. Jun. 21st
Swann Galleries. New York. Revolutionary & Presidential Americana from the Collection of William Wheeler III. 229 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Fine and Decorative Arts - Prints, Books, etc..
RR Auction. Amherst. Sports - Internet Bidstart 6/14. 654 lots
Ader. PARIS. Photographs. 345 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. CHILDREN'S & ILLUSTRATED BOOKS, MODERN FIRST EDITIONS, PRIVATE PRESS, TOYS & GAMES, ORIGINAL ILLUSTR. 366 lots

Fri. Jun. 22nd
Aguttes. Neuilly-sur-Seine . Ancient Books and Manuscripts.
Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH. Berlin-Schoneberg. Modern Contemporary Art, Modern Photography. 431 lots
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. American History: Live Salesroom Auction. 502 lots
Nosbüsch & Stucke. Berlin. Rare Books. 619 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Treasures from Pacific Shores - Numismatic, Mining, Americana, etc..

Sat. Jun. 23rd
Nosbüsch & Stucke. Berlin. Rare Books - Day 2. 798 lots
John McInnis Auctioneers. Amesbury. Unreserved Estate Sale.
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books.
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Treasures from Pacific Shores: Numismatics, Mining, & Americana - Day 2.

Sun. Jun. 24th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 5/27. 223 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 6/17.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 6/17.
Carlsen Gallery. Greenville, NY. Summer Sizzler Sale - Books and Prints.
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Treasures from Pacific Shores: Numismatics, Mining, & Americana - Day 3.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>Leland Little: Important Fall Auction. September 22, 2018</b>
    <b>Leland Little, Sep. 22:</b> Published Half Plate Ambrotype of a North Carolina Confederate Officer. $2,000 to $4,000
    <b>Leland Little, Sep. 22:</b> Two 19th Century Books Pertaining to Canada's Red River Settlement. $400 to $800
    <b>Leland Little, Sep. 22:</b> Two Books With Fore-Edge Paintings of British Architectual Landmarks. $400 to $600
    <b>Leland Little: Important Fall Auction. September 22, 2018</b>
    <b>Leland Little, Sep. 22:</b> Andy Warhol (American, 1928-1987), "Torte a la Dobosch" from <i>Wild Raspberries</i>. $1,000 to $3,000
    <b>Leland Little, Sep. 22:</b> Keith Haring (American, 1958-1990), <i>Pop Shop II,</i> One Plate screenprint in colors, on wove paper, 1998. $8,000 to $12,000
    <b>Leland Little, Sep. 22:</b> Thomas Rowlandson (British, 1756-1827), Twenty-Two Prints from the <i>Tours of Dr. Syntax</i>. $500 to $1,000
  • <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
  • <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.