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RBH: 40 Auctions archived, 16 fresh this week

For the week ended Saturday 21 July, 2018 40 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 14 denominated in euros, 5 in British pounds, and 21 in US dollars.  Total sales were $10,142,269 as 15,589 lots were offered and 10,910 sold for a 70% success rate.  Auction activity remains high. 

 

2 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 


AderMusic - The Aristophil Collection on June 20th: $4,346,109 
Drouot EstimationsAristophil 5 • Literature • Writers and Poets of the 19th and 20th Centuries on June 19th: $1,025,658 



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

Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrints on July 18th: 120.78% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on July 19th: 107.01% 
Brunk AuctionsPremier Catalogue Auction - Prints, Books on July 14th: 104.11% 


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

Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 7/8 on July 15th: 99.16% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 7/10 on July 17th: 98.17% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 7/8 on July 15th: 97.56% 
Brunk AuctionsPremier Catalogue Auction - Prints, Books on July 14th: 95.74% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 6/174 on July 15th: 94.83% 
Lancaster Mennonite Historical SocietyBooks on July 13th: 92.47% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on July 14th: 91.38% 
Kedem AuctionJudaica: Books, Manuscripts, Letters, Objects on July 10th: 87.83% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on July 19th: 86.00% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrints on July 18th: 80.68% 
Neal Auction CompanySummer Estates Auction on July 14th: 80.00% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Ader MANUSCRIT MUSICAL autographe, Skizzen zu Faust [WoO3], [1844-1853]  on June 20th Actual price: USD $754,000.
  2. Ader ALBUM MUSICAL, Musikalisches Album d’Aloys FUCHS, recueil de 112 MANUSCRITS autographes de compositeurs et musiciens, 1817-1850  on June 20th Actual price: USD $678,600.
  3. Ader MANUSCRIT MUSICAL autographe signé, Ruf vom Berge [WoO 147], 1816  on June 20th Actual price: USD $226,200.
  4. Ader MANUSCRIT MUSICAL autographe signé, Des canyons aux étoiles… pour piano solo, cor, xylorimba, et petit orchestre (1974)  on June 20th Actual price: USD $218,660.
  5. Drouot Estimations PATIENCE. D'UN ÉTÉ. on June 19th Actual price: USD $217,500.
  6. Ader MANUSCRIT MUSICAL autographe signé, Vocalise en forme de habanera (1907)  on June 20th Actual price: USD $196,040.
  7. Ader MOZART Wolfgang Amadeus (1756-1791). on June 20th Actual price: USD $196,040.
  8. Ader MANUSCRIT MUSICAL autographe signé, Métaboles (1964).  on June 20th Actual price: USD $165,880.
  9. Ader Clavir Ubung bestehend in Præludien, Allemanden, Couranten, Sarabanden, Giguen, Menuetten, und andern Galanterien  on June 20th Actual price: USD $146,624.
  10. Ader L.A.S., [Baden fin juillet début août 1825], à l’ARCHIDUC RODOLPHE  on June 20th Actual price: USD $135,720.
  11. Ader L.A.S. « Beethoven », Vienne 17 septembre [1795], à Heinrich von STRUVE  on June 20th Actual price: USD $128,180.
  12. Ader MANUSCRIT MUSICAL autographe, Le Soleil des eaux : La Sorgue, chanson pour Yvonne (1958)  on June 20th Actual price: USD $105,560.
  13. Drouot Estimations PARTNERSHIP. on June 19th Actual price: USD $104,400.
  14. Ader L.A.S., [été 1787 ?, au baron Gottfried von SWIETEN ?]  on June 20th Actual price: USD $98,020.
  15. Ader MANUSCRIT MUSICAL autographe signé, Beau Soir (1891)  on June 20th Actual price: USD $90,480.
  16. Drouot Estimations LE CHIENDENT. on June 19th Actual price: USD $79,750.
  17. Ader MANUSCRIT MUSICAL autographe signé, L’Ascension, quatre méditations symphoniques pour orchestre (1934).  on June 20th Actual price: USD $70,876.
  18. Ader MANUSCRIT MUSICAL autographe signé, [Liebesrausch] et Sehnsucht der Liebe, 8 avril 1815  on June 20th Actual price: USD $69,368.
  19. Drouot Estimations D'AUCULNES. on June 19th Actual price: USD $65,250.
  20. Drouot Estimations GRAND BAL DU PRINTEMPS. on June 19th Actual price: USD $65,250.
  21. Bonhams Overend Watts/Mott The Hoople: A 1954 'Hardtail' Fender Stratocaster, believed the earliest of its type to be shipped, on July 18th Actual price: USD $62,225.
  22. Ader 29 lettres (12 L.A.S. et 17 L.A.), 1834-1862, à Franz LISZT et/ou à Marie d’AGOULT  on June 20th Actual price: USD $57,304.
  23. Ader MANUSCRIT autographe signé « R. L. », Hymne des Marseillois  on June 20th Actual price: USD $57,304.
  24. Ader L.A.S. « Chip », Manchester 1er septembre 1848, [à Thomas ALBRECHT]  on June 20th Actual price: USD $55,796.
  25. Ader L.A.S. « Ch », château de Nohant près La Châtre 13 septembre [18]46, à Auguste FRANCHOMME, « Professeur au Conservatoire de Musique à Paris »  on June 20th Actual price: USD $55,796.



A total of 40 auctions reported this week:


Drouot Estimations. Aristophil 5 • Literature • Writers and Poets of the 19th and 20th Centuries on June 19th: 31.25%
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Books on July 13th: 92.47%
Eldreds. Sporting Art - Prints on July 17th: 73.33%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on June 28th: 76.43%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on July 19th: 86.00%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Prints on July 18th: 80.68%
Bonhams. Entertainment Memorabilia on July 18th: 65.22%
Old World Auctions. Antique Maps, Globes, Charts, Atlases & Vintage Graphics - online bidstart 3/21 on March 28th: 69.05%
Old World Auctions. Antique Maps, Globes, Charts, Atlases & Vintage Graphics - online bidstart 5/23 on June 6th: 79.49%
Ader. Photographs on June 21st: 40.00%
Ader. Music - The Aristophil Collection on June 20th: 48.34%
Rossini. Photographs, Lithographs, Modern and Contemporary Prints on June 7th: 32.41%
Binoche et Giquello. Posters on May 30th: 20.91%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Treasures from Pacific Shores: Numismatics, Mining, & Americana - Day 5 on June 26th: 63.60%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Treasures from Pacific Shores: Numismatics, Mining, & Americana - Day 4 on June 25th: 51.18%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Treasures from Pacific Shores: Numismatics, Mining, & Americana - Day 3 on June 24th: 50.58%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Treasures from Pacific Shores: Numismatics, Mining, & Americana - Day 2 on June 23rd: 59.16%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Treasures from Pacific Shores - Numismatic, Mining, Americana, etc. - Day 1 on June 22nd: 57.92%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 7/10 on July 17th: 98.17%
Bubb Kuyper. Varia, Posters, Drawings and watercolours, Catchpenny prints, Old master prints, Optical views, Maps on June 1st: 76.11%
Bubb Kuyper. Modern Art - Prints, etc. on May 31st: 77.43%
Bubb Kuyper. Modern Art: Prints, etc. on May 31st: 74.35%
Bubb Kuyper. Old and rare books (part 2) on May 30th: 70.42%
Bubb Kuyper. Books: History and topography, Natural history, Medicine, Science, Manuscripts, Autographs, Old and on May 30th: 59.86%
Bubb Kuyper. Books: Fine Printing, Illustrated books on May 29th: 61.78%
Bubb Kuyper. Books: Bibliography and typography, Art reference, Children’s books, Varia, Literature, Indonesia on May 29th: 68.58%
Bubb Kuyper. Books, Manuscripts, Prints on May 28th: 78.98%
Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH. Rare Books, Decorative Prints, Historical Photographs on July 13th: 48.61%
Clars Auction Gallery. Fine Art, Jewelry, Asian Auction - Prints, Books on July 15th: 69.39%
Clars Auction Gallery. Art - Prints on July 14th: 75.00%
Bonhams. Automobilia - Books and Prints on July 13th: 75.00%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on July 14th: 91.38%
Neal Auction Company. Summer Estates Auction - Books, Prints on July 15th: 70.73%
Neal Auction Company. Summer Estates Auction on July 14th: 80.00%
Brunk Auctions. Premier Catalogue Auction - Prints, Books on July 14th: 95.74%
Moreshet Auctions. Books and Manuscripts on July 9th: 50.00%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 6/174 on July 15th: 94.83%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 7/8 on July 15th: 97.56%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 7/8 on July 15th: 99.16%
Kedem Auction. Judaica: Books, Manuscripts, Letters, Objects on July 10th: 87.83%

 

For the week ahead 16 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jul. 23rd
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Chadds Ford, PA . Books & Works on Paper. 270 lots
Australian Book Auctions. Armadale, . Books, Documents, & Maps. 155 lots

Tue. Jul. 24th
Forum Auctions. London. Artsy: Urban Jungle. 45 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 7/17. 296 lots
Doyle New York. New York. Angling Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake" Johnson. 344 lots
Morton Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Engravings, Lithographs, Photographs, Old and Contemporary Books. 269 lots

Wed. Jul. 25th
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books, Maps and Documents. 550 lots
Guernseys. New York, NY. African American Historic & Cultural Treasures. 439 lots

Thu. Jul. 26th
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Literature and Fine Books. 560 lots
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Cape Town. Books - Internet Bidstart 7/19. 197 lots
Guernseys. New York, NY. African American Historic & Cultural Treasures - Day 2. 258 lots

Sat. Jul. 28th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters. 929 lots
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. Fine Books and Manuscripts. 616 lots

Sun. Jul. 29th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 7/22.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 7/22.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 7/1. 191 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <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.
  • <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