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RBH: 24 Auctions Archived, 18 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday, 3 February 2018, 24 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 6 denominated in euros, 3 in British pounds, and 15 in US dollars.  Turnover was $5,418,558 as 6,462 lots were offered and 5,127 sold for a 79% success rate.  It was a solid week.

 

1 auction in our categories saw its total proceeds reach a million dollars: 


Arader GalleriesPrints, Rare Maps on January 27th: $2,354,513 

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

Case Antiques, Inc.Art, Antiques - Prints, Books on January 27th: 227.34% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents on January 31st: 123.32% 
SkinnerFine Prints, Fine Photographs on January 26th: 112.09% 
AderAntiquarian and Modern Books on January 25th: 106.49% 
Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersWorks on Paper: Drawings and Prints 1780-Present on January 29th: 106.16% 
Brunk AuctionsPremier Catalogue Auction - Prints, Books on January 27th: 102.92% 


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

Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 1/21 on January 28th: 100.00% 
Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersWorks on Paper: Drawings and Prints 1780-Present on January 29th: 100.00% 
Forum Auctions in ItalyNo Reserve Online Sale: Antiquarian and Rare Books on February 1st: 98.57% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 1/21 on January 28th: 96.55% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 12/31 on January 28th: 96.36% 
Brunk AuctionsPremier Catalogue Auction - Prints, Books on January 27th: 91.67% 
SkinnerFine Prints, Fine Photographs on January 26th: 91.55% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents on January 31st: 87.08% 
Potomack CompanyOnline Sale: Prints on January 30th: 86.67% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on January 30th: 86.42% 
Dorotheum Property from Aristocratic Estates and Important Provenance on January 30th: 82.61% 
Neal Auction CompanyWinter Estates Auction on January 27th: 82.50% 
Potter and Potter AuctionsFine Books and Manuscripts on January 27th: 81.38% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Arader Galleries Great Blue Heron, Plate 211. on January 27th Actual price: USD $353,800.
  2. Arader Galleries Histoire naturelle des perroquets. on January 27th Actual price: USD $292,800.
  3. Arader Galleries Snowy Heron, Plate 242. on January 27th Actual price: USD $292,800.
  4. Arader Galleries De historia stirpium commentarii insignes. on January 27th Actual price: USD $219,600.
  5. Arader Galleries Map of Texas with Parts of Adjoining States Compiled by Stephen F. Austin. on January 27th Actual price: USD $164,700.
  6. Case Antiques, Inc. George Washington Signed Book w/ Bookplate on January 27th Actual price: USD $138,000.
  7. Arader Galleries Harmonia macrocosmica seu atlas universalis et Novus. on January 27th Actual price: USD $109,800.
  8. Arader Galleries Original Manuscript Map "Plano De Una Parte De La Provincia De La Luisiana y De Otra De La Florida Occidental y De La Provincia De Texas". on January 27th Actual price: USD $103,700.
  9. Arader Galleries Ruffed Grouse, Plate 41. on January 27th Actual price: USD $73,200.
  10. Arader Galleries A BOUQUET OF DAFFODILS AND OTHER FLOWERS WITH A BUTTERFLY ON THE STEM. on January 27th Actual price: USD $61,000.
  11. Ader En attendant Godot. Pièce en deux actes. on January 25th Actual price: USD $60,512.
  12. Arader Galleries Wood Ibiss, Plate 216. on January 27th Actual price: USD $54,900.
  13. Arader Galleries Grosser Atlas über die gantze Welt. on January 27th Actual price: USD $42,700.
  14. Ader The Life and Strange Surprizing adventures of Robinson Crusoe of York : Who lived Eight and Twenty Years, all alone in an un-inhabited Island on the Coast of America, near the Mouth of the Great of Oroonoque ; Having been east on Shore by Shipwreck, whe on January 25th Actual price: USD $37,820.
  15. Arader Galleries Double Hemisphere World Map. on January 27th Actual price: USD $36,600.
  16. Arader Galleries La Descrittione dell'Africa. on January 27th Actual price: USD $33,550.
  17. Brunk Auctions Audubon, Birds of America, Six Volumes by John James Audubon, on January 27th Actual price: USD $32,500.
  18. Skinner The Portfolio X + X (Ten Works by Ten Painters) on January 26th Actual price: USD $31,980.
  19. Arader Galleries Narrative of the Surveying Voyages of the Adventure and the Beagle between the years 1826 and 1836, Describing Their Examination of the Southern Shores of South America, and the Beagle's Circumnavigation of the Globe. on January 27th Actual price: USD $31,750.
  20. Arader Galleries The Clouded Leopard. on January 27th Actual price: USD $30,500.
  21. Ader LA CARICATURE MORALE, RELIGIEUSE, LITTÉRAIRE ET SCÉNIQUE. on January 25th Actual price: USD $30,256.
  22. Arader Galleries Trumpeter Swan (Young), Plate 376. on January 27th Actual price: USD $26,840.
  23. Tajan De Montmartre à Pigalle. Idylle. on January 25th Actual price: USD $26,640.
  24. Ader Terenti(us) cu(m) Directio Vocabulor(m) Sententiaru(m), artis Comice, Glosa i(n)terlineali , Come(n)tariis Donato Guidone Ascensio. on January 25th Actual price: USD $26,020.
  25. Skinner Preliminaries on January 26th Actual price: USD $25,830.



24 total sales reported this week:

Forum Auctions. Modern Literature, Art and Illustrated Books on January 31st: 68.97%
Forum Auctions in Italy. No Reserve Online Sale: Antiquarian and Rare Books on February 1st: 98.57%
Potomack Company. Online Sale: Prints on January 30th: 86.67%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Printed Books, Maps and Documents on January 31st: 87.08%
Holabird Kagin Americana. January Auction 2018- Books, Prints - Day 2 on January 21st: 72.25%
Holabird Kagin Americana. January Auction 2018- Books, Prints on January 20th: 75.85%
Dorotheum . Property from Aristocratic Estates and Important Provenance on January 30th: 82.61%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on January 30th: 86.42%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 12/31 on January 28th: 96.36%
Arader Galleries. Prints, Rare Maps on January 27th: 54.27%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Works on Paper: Drawings and Prints 1780-Present on January 29th: 100.00%
Neal Auction Company. Winter Estates Auction - Day 2 on January 28th: 77.78%
Neal Auction Company. Winter Estates Auction on January 27th: 82.50%
Potomack Company. Live Auction - Manuscripts on January 27th: 75.00%
Potter and Potter Auctions. Fine Books and Manuscripts on January 27th: 81.38%
Case Antiques, Inc.. Art, Antiques - Prints, Books on January 27th: 63.30%
Brunk Auctions. Premier Catalogue Auction - Prints, Books on January 27th: 91.67%
Tajan. Books on January 25th: 56.91%
Ader. Antiquarian and Modern Books on January 25th: 79.90%
Purcell Auctioneers. January Collectibles on January 24th: 66.67%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Books and Ephemera - Day 1 on January 26th: 67.61%
Skinner. Fine Prints, Fine Photographs on January 26th: 91.55%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 1/21 on January 28th: 96.55%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 1/21 on January 28th: 100.00%


For the week ahead 18 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Feb. 5th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 92 lots

Tue. Feb. 6th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 1/30. 755 lots

Wed. Feb. 7th
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. Autographs, Manuscripts. 238 lots
Bonhams. London. Travel and Exploration. 50 lots
Old World Auctions. Glen Allen. Antique Maps, Globes, Charts, Atlases & Vintage Graphics - online bidstart 1/24. 783 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autographs - Featuring Presidential - Internet bidstart 1/19. 913 lots
Moreshet Auctions. Jerusalem. Books, Kodesh books, Hassidic books, Rabbinical letters, Manuscripts, Judaika objects and more. 192 lots

Thu. Feb. 8th
James D Julia Auctioneers. Fairfield. Fine Art, Asian and Antiques. 82 lots
Rossini. Paris. Online Sale: Lithographs, Photos, Works on Paper - Online bidstart 1/25. 428 lots
The Antiquarian Book. Izola. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 2/1. 9 lots

Fri. Feb. 9th
Skinner. Boston. Collection of Eugene and Avis Robinson. 198 lots

Sat. Feb. 10th
Rachel Davis Fine Arts. Cleveland. Works on Paper - Online only - Prints. 535 lots

Sun. Feb. 11th
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Rare Books and Manuscripts. 222 lots
Bonhams. Los Angeles. Fine Books and Manuscripts. 269 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 2/4.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 2/4.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 1/14. 279 lots
Carlsen Gallery. Greenville, NY. Mid-Winter Antique Sale - Books, Posters. 38 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 21:</b> Princess Diana, group of 6 ALS to the editor of British Vogue, 1989-92. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 21:</b> Joseph Brant, Mohawk Chief, ALS, writing with news after pledging support to King George III against the American rebels, 1776. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 21:</b> Ulysses S. Grant, photograph dated & signed as President, portrait by Brady, 1875. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 21:</b> Alexander Graham Bell, ALS, accepting an invitation to tea during his only trip to Japan, 1898. $1,000 to $2,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 21:</b> Nikola Tesla, signature & date on his monogrammed correspondence card, 1935. $3,500 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 21:</b> Richard Wagner, ALS, concerning his opera Rienzi, 1869. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 21:</b> Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, autograph note signed, requesting the address of Yvette Guilbert, 1895. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 21:</b> Claude Monet, ALS, to painter Harry Lachman, complaining that his vision has not improved, 1920s. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 21:</b> Friedrich Hölderlin, autograph manuscript, unsigned, 7 lines quoting Michael Denis's <i>Ossians und Sineds Lieder.</i> $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 21:</b> Guestbook for Lüchow's restaurant, over 400 signatures, including W.H. Auden, Grace Kelly & drawings by Charles Addams, NYC, 1950-56. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 21:</b> George Washington, lottery ticket, signed, 1768. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 21:</b> Vaslav Nijinsky, postcard dated & signed, showing a drawing of him in <i>Schéhérazade,</i> 1916. $2,500 to $3,500.
  • <b>Bonhams, Mar 12:</b> Walt Whitman. <i>Leaves of Grass.</i> First edition, first issue, SIGNED in block letters by Whitman. 1855. $200,000 to $300,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 12:</b> Isaac Newton's copy of John Greave's <i>Pyramidographia,</i> London, 1646. $50,000 to $70,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 12:</b> Colonel John Mosby. Robert E. Lee's autograph letter to Samuel Cooper reporting on Mosby's exploits, with Cooper's autograph note ordering his appointment to Major.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 12:</b> Gyula Halasz Brassai. Large archive of autograph and typed letters, over 260, to his family including his wife Gilberte, 1947-1978. $40,000 to $60,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 12:</b> Archive of drawings and letters from Harper Lee to Charles Carruth, including an inscribed first edition of <i>To Kill a Mockingbird.</i> $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 11:</b> VESALIUS, ANDREAS. 1514-1564. <i>De humani corporis fabrica libri septem.</i> Basel: Johannes Oporinus, June 1543. $300,000 to $500,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 11:</b> HARVEY, WILLIAM. 1578-1657. <i>De motu cordis & sanguinis in animalibus Anatomica Exercitatio.</i> Leiden: Joannis Maire, 1639. $25,000 to $35,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 11:</b> BERENGARIO DA CARPI, GIACOMO. 1460-1530. <i>Isagogae breves perlucide ac uberrimae in Anatomiam humani corporis.</i> Bologna: Benedictus Hectoris, 15 July 1523. $15,000 to $25,000
    <b>Bonhams NY, Mar 11:</b> FRANKLIN, BENJAMIN. 1706-1790. <i>Experiments and Observations on Electricity, made at Philadelphia in America…</i> London, 1769. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Bonhams NY, Mar 11:</b> BENIVIENI, ANTONIO. 1443-1502. <i>De abditis nonnullis ac mirandis morborum et sanationum causis.</i>Florence: Filippo Giunta, 1507. $8,000 to $12,000
  • <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. March 28, 2019</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar 28:</b> Greco (Gioachino). <i>Primo modo del gioco de Partito…</i> Manuscript, France, 1624 or 1625. A collection of partiti, or 'chess problems' by one of the most important figures in the history of chess. £20,000 to £30,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar 28:</b> Herodotus. <i>Historiae,</i> translated into Latin by Lorenzo Valla and edited by Antonio Mancinelli. Venice, 1494. £15,000 to £20,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar 28:</b> Darwin (Charles). Autograph Letter signed to his cousin Reginald Darwin, Down, Beckenham, Kent, 27th March 1879. £12,000 to £18,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. March 28, 2019</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar 28:</b> Nicolay (Nicolas de). <i>The Navigations, peregrinations and voyages, made into Turkie,</i> first edition in English, Imprinted at London by Thomas Dawson, 1585. £10,000 to £15,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar 28:</b> Saint-Exupéry (Antoine de). <i>The Little Prince,</i> number 66 of 525 copies signed by the author, 1943. £8,000 to £12,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar 28:</b> Catlin (George, 1796-1872). Tuch-ee, A Celebrated War Chief of the Cherokees, watercolour, [circa 1834]. £6,000 to £8,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. March 28, 2019</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar 28:</b> Genetics.- A collection of c.300 pamphlets on genetics comprising many of the major contributions from the first half of the 20th century. £5,000 to £7,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar 28:</b> India.- Rajasthan.- Kota School (probably late 18th c.). Elephant in a landscape with chains around his feet, brush and black ink with opaque pigments. £5,000 to £7,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar 28:</b> Commelin (Caspar). <i>Horti medici Amstelaedamensis plantae rariores et exoticae,</i> first edition, 48 finely hand-coloured engraved plates, Leiden, F.Haringh, 1706. £4,000 to £6,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. March 28, 2019</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar 28:</b> Plague-water and cookery & medical recipes.- Jackson (Mrs Sarah). Medical and cookery recipes, manuscript in several hands, title and 134pp., 1688-1755. £4,000 to £6,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar 28:</b> Vernet (<i>After</i> Joseph, 1714-1789). <i>[Vues des ports de France],</i> sixteen plates (of 18), etchings and engravings by Charles Nicolas Cochin fils and Jacques Philippe Le Bas, [c.1760-1780]. £4,000 to £6,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar 28:</b> Detmold (Edward Julius, 1883-1957). Parrots and Butterflies, watercolour. £2,500 to £3,500.
  • <b>Koller Auctions: Books & Autographs. March 26, 2019</b>
    <b>Koller Auctions, Mar 26:</b> Jacques Gamelin. <i>Nouveau recueil d'osteologie et de myologie, dessine d'apres nature...</i> 2 parts in 1 vol., large folio, 82 copper plates. CHF 12,000 to 18,000
    <b>Koller Auctions, Mar 26:</b> Melchior Pfintzing. <i>Die geverlicheiten und einsteils geschichten des loblichen streytparen...</i> 118 woodcut engravings, first edition. CHF 30,000 to 50,000
    <b>Koller Auctions, Mar 26:</b> Book of hours. Handwritten Latin text on vellum. With 17 large miniatures, Flanders, c.1460. CHF 70,000 to 90,000
    <b>Koller Auctions, Mar 26:</b> Maria Sibylla Merian. <i> Dissertatio de generatione et metamorphosibus insectorum Surinamensium,</i> 72 copper plates, Den Haag, 1726. CHF 60,000 to 90,000