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RBH: 14 Auctions archived, 32 upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday, 10 February 2018; 6 sales denominated euros, 2 in British pounds, and 6 in US dollars were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database. Turnover was $1,949,697 as 4,584 lots were offered and 3,863 sold for an 84% success rate.  This was the lull before the storm.  The auction schedule is beginning to fill.

 

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


Audap and MirabaudOld and Modern Prints, Ancient and Modern Books, Comic on February 2nd: 165.85% 
BonhamsTravel and Exploration on February 7th: 125.53% 


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

Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 1/28 on February 4th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 1/30 on February 6th: 97.88% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 1/28 on February 4th: 97.24% 
North American Auction CompanyEarly Western, Firearms, & Historic Auction on February 3rd: 95.51% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 1/7 on February 4th: 95.18% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on February 3rd: 94.70% 
Audap and MirabaudOld and Modern Prints, Ancient and Modern Books, Comic on February 2nd: 90.15% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on February 6th: 88.04% 
Chiswick AuctionsPrinted Books and Manuscripts on January 31st: 84.50% 
Binoche et GiquelloAncient and Modern Books (Gruaz Library) Part 1 (chez DeBaecque) on January 31st: 83.39% 
BonhamsTravel and Exploration on February 7th: 82.00% 

  

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Audap and Mirabaud Nouveau théâtre du Monde ou Nouvel Atlas comprenant les tables et descriptions de toutes les régions de la Terre. on February 2nd Actual price: USD $65,413.
  2. Bonhams A group of 35 vintage gelatin silver and platinum contact prints depicting the British Antarctic Expedition, or 'Terra Nova Expedition', led by Robert Falcon Scott, [1910-1911] on February 7th Actual price: USD $45,175.
  3. Bonhams A Cavern beneath the Coastal Ice Cliffs, [1911-1914] on February 7th Actual price: USD $33,013.
  4. Bonhams Album containing 108 photographs of California, Singapore, Istanbul, Sri Lanka, China, India, and elsewhere, 1867-1870 on February 7th Actual price: USD $31,275.
  5. Audap and Mirabaud Le Cabinet du Roi. Recueil de 139 estampes, toutes gravées vers 1685-1690, sur grand papier vergé filigrané. on February 2nd Actual price: USD $28,903.
  6. Bonhams Lotus floe 'neath the Barrier Brink, [1911-1914] on February 7th Actual price: USD $20,850.
  7. Bonhams An Antarctic Mushroom, [1913] on February 7th Actual price: USD $16,506.
  8. Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH Collection d‘Imitations de Dessins d‘après les Principaux Maîtres Hollandais et Flamands, on December 8th Actual price: USD $15,808.
  9. Bonhams Album containing 47 photographs of Hawaiian royalty and scenes, [1874-1877] on February 7th Actual price: USD $14,769.
  10. Binoche et Giquello BIBLE DU XVe SIÈCLE. BIBLIA LATINA. on January 31st Actual price: USD $13,858.
  11. Audap and Mirabaud Les Douze Tribus d'Israël. Hommage à Israël pour son 25 ème anniversaire. on February 2nd Actual price: USD $13,387.
  12. Audap and Mirabaud Rotoreliefs 1935 - 1959. on February 2nd Actual price: USD $12,930.
  13. Bonhams H.M.S. Terror off a spectacular iceberg, apparently in the Davis Strait, between Canada and Greenland on February 7th Actual price: USD $12,163.
  14. Audap and Mirabaud Phonofilm on February 2nd Actual price: USD $11,409.
  15. Audap and Mirabaud Aurore ; Crépuscule on February 2nd Actual price: USD $11,409.
  16. Audap and Mirabaud Champagne Ruinart on February 2nd Actual price: USD $10,649.
  17. Bonhams Dog Team Resting by an Iceberg, [1911] on February 7th Actual price: USD $10,425.
  18. Bonhams HMS Resolution and Discovery at Morea; The Resolution and Discovery off Huaheine each 43.8 x 60.3cm (17 1/4 x 23 3/4in)(image).(2) both unframed on February 7th Actual price: USD $10,425.
  19. Binoche et Giquello LES CLAVICULES DE RABI SALOMON, traduites exactement du texte Hébreu en François. on January 31st Actual price: USD $10,236.
  20. Audap and Mirabaud Chocolat idéal on February 2nd Actual price: USD $9,127.
  21. Bonhams GIRAUDIER (BALTASAR) Expedicio?n a Jolo? 1876: bocetos del cronista del Diario de Manila, [?Madrid, J.M. Mateu, 1877] on February 7th Actual price: USD $8,688.
  22. Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH Mekka. 2 Textbände (ohne den Atlasband). on December 8th Actual price: USD $8,524.
  23. Heritage Auctions Russ Heath and Terry Austin Star Trek: Passage to Moauv #PR-25 Partial Story Original Art Group of 3 (Peter Pan, 1975). on February 4th Actual price: USD $8,365.
  24. Bonhams The Terra Nova at the Ice Foot, Cape Evans, [1911] on February 7th Actual price: USD $8,340.
  25. Binoche et Giquello LE COMMENTAIRE ROYAL, OU L'HISTOIRE DES YNCAS, ROYS DU PERU. on February 1st Actual price: USD $7,874.





14 total sales reported this week:

Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH. Books and Art on December 8th: 44.77%
Binoche et Giquello. Autographs, Manuscripts on February 7th: 75.63%
Bonhams. Travel and Exploration on February 7th: 82.00%
North American Auction Company. Early Western, Firearms, & Historic Auction on February 3rd: 95.51%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on February 6th: 88.04%
Audap and Mirabaud. Old and Modern Prints, Ancient and Modern Books, Comic on February 2nd: 90.15%
Binoche et Giquello. Ancient and Modern Books (Gruaz Library) Part 2 (chez DeBaecque) on February 1st: 77.59%
Binoche et Giquello. Ancient and Modern Books (Gruaz Library) Part 1 (chez DeBaecque) on January 31st: 83.39%
Chiswick Auctions. Printed Books and Manuscripts on January 31st: 84.50%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 1/30 on February 6th: 97.88%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 1/28 on February 4th: 97.24%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 1/28 on February 4th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 1/7 on February 4th: 95.18%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on February 3rd: 94.70% 

 

For the week ahead 32 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Feb. 12th
Skinner. Boston. Robinson Collection Online - bidstart 2/1. 98 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 61 lots
Rossini. Paris. Online Auction - Prints and Lithographs - Online bidstart 2/2. 33 lots
Winter Associates. Plainville, CT . Prints. 55 lots

Tue. Feb. 13th
Il Ponte. Milan. Interior Decoration - Prints - Sessions 1 and 2. 27 lots
Kedem Auction. Jerusalem . Judaica - Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters, Ceremonial Art. 384 lots
PosterConnection Inc.. Clayton. Affordable Posters. 407 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 2/6. 693 lots

Wed. Feb. 14th
Bonhams. London. The Gentleman's Library Sale - Books and Prints. 22 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books Online. 181 lots
Lyon and Turnbull. Edinburgh. Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Photographs. 547 lots
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. COLLECTION OF A BIBLIOPHILE - PRECIOUS BOOKS & MANUSCRIPTS 1478-1977. 165 lots
Pandolfini. Florence . Books, Manuscripts and Autographs. 143 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper. 145 lots
Il Ponte. Milan. Interior Decoration - Prints - Sessions 3 and 4. 42 lots

Thu. Feb. 15th
Sothebys. London. Erotic: Passion and Desire. 24 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Icons & Images: Photographs & Photobooks. 321 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Prince - Internet bidstart 2/8. 225 lots
ALDE. Paris. Old Books and 19th Century. 325 lots
Il Ponte. Milan. Interior Decoration - Prints - Sessions 5 and 6. 27 lots

Fri. Feb. 16th
Copley Fine Art Auctions. Boston. Sporting Art - Prints. 41 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Political Memorabilia, Including the Daniel Schofield Collection. 241 lots
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. 75172 Pforzheim. Books. 5616 lots
Il Ponte. Milan. Interior Decoration - Prints - Sessions 7 and 8. 48 lots

Sat. Feb. 17th
Aspire Auctions. Cleveland. Art Prints - Online bidstart 2/9. 10 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Winter Market Auction - Prints and Books. 37 lots
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books.
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Hudson. Fine Auction. 31 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 156 lots

Sun. Feb. 18th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 2/11.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 2/11.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 1/21. 348 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>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>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>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