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Weekly Auction Update: 26 Auctions Archived, 36 Up this Week

For the week ended Saturday, 17 March 2018, 26 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 9 denominated in euros, 5 in British pounds, and 12 in US dollars.  Turnover was $8,192,490 as 8,531 lots were offered and 6,375 sold for a 75% success rate.

 


For the week ahead 36 auctions in the rare book, manuscripts, maps and ephemera are scheduled.

 

2 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Swann Galleries19th and 20th Century Prints and Drawings on March 13th: $2,605,863 
JA Stargardt AutographenhandlungIII. Fine Arts IV. Music on March 13th: $1,272,936



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

ChristiesNoble House and Private Collections on March 14th: 253.13% 
JA Stargardt AutographenhandlungI. Literature II. Science on March 13th: 169.04% 
JA Stargardt AutographenhandlungIII. Fine Arts IV. Music on March 13th: 165.86% 
SothebysThe Political Cartoon Collection of Jeffrey Archer on March 14th: 150.23% 
JA Stargardt AutographenhandlungV. History on March 14th: 126.27% 
Heritage AuctionsThe David and Janice Frent Collection of Political & Presidential Americana, Part 2 on March 10th: 107.23% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on March 13th: 104.14% 


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

ChristiesNoble House and Private Collections on March 14th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 3/4 on March 11th: 99.43% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 3/6 on March 13th: 98.59% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 3/4 on March 11th: 98.13% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 2/11 on March 11th: 95.88% 
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Societybooks on March 9th: 90.42% 
Heritage AuctionsThe David and Janice Frent Collection of Political & Presidential Americana, Part 2 on March 10th: 89.81% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on March 13th: 89.53% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on March 14th: 89.39% 
JA Stargardt AutographenhandlungIII. Fine Arts IV. Music on March 13th: 86.52% 
JA Stargardt AutographenhandlungI. Literature II. Science on March 13th: 86.30% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Collection of Russian photographs, vintage Soviet posters & works by Alexander Rodchen on March 15th: 82.26% 

EldredsAntiques and Fine Art - Books and Prints on March 10th: 81.25%  

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung Eigenh. Musikmanuskript mit Widmung u. U. Wien 26.IV.1827. 4 S. quer-8o (ca. 10 × 15,5 cm), 6-zeilig. Schwarz-braune Tinte. Leicht gebräunt. Einriss in unterer Bugfalte (ca. 2,5 cm). Mit Nadelspuren in den oberen Ecken. Winziger Randeinriss am Oberrand a on March 13th Actual price: USD $246,738.
  2. RR Auction Steve Jobs Signed Job Application on March 15th Actual price: USD $174,757.
  3. JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung Das REHBERG-ALBUM mit 26 Zeichnungen, Aquarellen und Gouachen von Künstlern aus dem Kreis um August Ke s t n e r (1777 – 1853). Rom um 1830. 58 S. quer-folio (21,5 × 29 cm), die Werke an den Ecken montiert oder eingesteckt. Pergamentband der Zeit mit farb on March 13th Actual price: USD $116,112.
  4. Swann Galleries House by a River. on March 13th Actual price: USD $100,000.
  5. JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung Eigenh. Musikmanuskript. 2 S. großes Hochformat, 26- bzw. 25-zeilig. Schwarze Tinte, Hinzufügung in Rot (Kreuzzeichen, Takt 39). Winzige Randeinrisse, Klammerspuren am Kopf undFuß on March 13th Actual price: USD $87,084.
  6. JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung Eigenh. Musikmanuskript mit e. Widmung u. U. auf dem Titel. London 2.IX.1846. Titelblatt (schwach berieben) und 21?6 S. Hochformat, 12-zeilig. Auf gedrucktem Notenpapier. Leicht gebräunt. Einige Randläsuren on March 13th Actual price: USD $84,181.
  7. Swann Galleries La Colombe. on March 13th Actual price: USD $67,500.
  8. Sothebys 'MR CHURCHILL'  on March 14th Actual price: USD $66,500.
  9. Sothebys CONSEQUENCES OF A SUCCESSFUL FRENCH INVASION... OR... WE FLY ON THE WINGS OF THE WIND TO SAVE THE IRISH CATHOLICS FROM PERSECUTION' on March 14th Actual price: USD $66,500.
  10. Swann Galleries Téte de jeune femme. on March 13th Actual price: USD $50,000.
  11. Swann Galleries Femme nue, trois quarts, debout. on March 13th Actual price: USD $50,000.
  12. JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung Eigenh. Musikmanuskript, am Schluss datiert „Berlin am 16 Juny 1827“. 31?3 S. Hochformat, 16-zeilig. Etwas gebräunt und fleckig. on March 13th Actual price: USD $49,348.
  13. Swann Galleries New York Nocturne. on March 13th Actual price: USD $47,500.
  14. JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung Eigenh. Musikmanuskript mit Namenszug „Frz. Schubert m[anu]p[ropria]“. Februar 1823. 3 S. Querformat (ca. 24 x 31 cm), 16-zeilig. Braune Tinte. Mit Anmerkungen von fremder Hand(Tinte, Rötel und Blei). Kräftiges Papier. Leicht gebräunt, minimal staubflecki on March 13th Actual price: USD $46,445.
  15. JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung 2 e. Br. m. U. und 7 Br. m. U. on March 13th Actual price: USD $46,445.
  16. Sothebys PRIME MINISTERS IN MY DAY - AND MOSTLY TREMENDOUS LUMINARIES IN THEIRS' on March 14th Actual price: USD $45,500.
  17. Pierre Berge and Associes Très important ensemble d'environ 190 photographies panoramiques, obtenues avec l'appareil Kodak, de son expédition vers la Banquise, 1907 on March 14th Actual price: USD $43,122.
  18. RR Auction Steve Jobs Signed Apple Mac OS X Manual on March 15th Actual price: USD $41,807.
  19. Swann Galleries Sans Titre (Transparence). on March 13th Actual price: USD $40,000.
  20. Swann Galleries El sueño (La noche de los pobres). on March 13th Actual price: USD $40,000.
  21. Sothebys DRAUGHTING A BILL AT THE BOARD OF TRADE' ('MR CHURCHILL: "OH, I UNDERSTAND ALL THESE FIGURES, RIGHT ENOUGH. WHAT WE'VE GOT TO DO, GENTLEMEN, IS TO PUT SOME - ER - HUMANISING GINGER INTO 'EM"') on March 14th Actual price: USD $38,500.
  22. Sothebys NUTS TO CRACK' on March 14th Actual price: USD $38,500.
  23. Swann Galleries Six American Etchings, Series I. on March 13th Actual price: USD $37,500.
  24. Swann Galleries Half Figure. on March 13th Actual price: USD $35,000.
  25. Swann Galleries Maja Negra. on March 13th Actual price: USD $35,000.


26 total sales reported this week:

RR Auction. Pop Culture - Internet Bidstart 3/8 on March 15th: 51.52%
JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung. V. History on March 14th: 78.64%
JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung. III. Fine Arts IV. Music on March 13th: 86.52%
JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung. I. Literature II. Science on March 13th: 86.30%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on March 16th: 76.64%
Freemans. Asian Arts - Woodblock Prints on March 16th: 45.00%
Soler Y Llach. Antiquarian Books and Manuscripts on March 15th: 36.51%
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. books on March 9th: 90.42%
Artcurial. May '68 in 500 Posters on March 13th: 59.38%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Collection of Russian photographs, vintage Soviet posters & works by Alexander Rodchen on March 15th: 82.26%
Pierre Berge and Associes. Photographs on March 14th: 32.80%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on March 14th: 89.39%
Sothebys. The Political Cartoon Collection of Jeffrey Archer on March 14th: 77.33%
Christies. Noble House and Private Collections on March 14th: 100.00%
Rossini. SALE ART ADVERTISING: POSTERS - ENAMELLED PLATES - BOXES AND LITHOGRAPHED SHEETS - CARDBOARD - POS on March 6th: 66.26%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 3/6 on March 13th: 98.59%
Forum Auctions in Italy. Online Sale: Ancient and Rare Books, including volumes from the private library of Giorgio Petrocchi on March 13th: 73.33%
Swann Galleries. 19th and 20th Century Prints and Drawings on March 13th: 72.70%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on March 13th: 89.53%
Michaans Auctions. Gallery Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs on March 10th: 60.38%
Eldreds. Antiques and Fine Art - Books and Prints on March 10th: 81.25%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 2/11 on March 11th: 95.88%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 3/4 on March 11th: 99.43%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 3/4 on March 11th: 98.13%
Heritage Auctions. The David and Janice Frent Collection of Political & Presidential Americana, Part 2 on March 10th: 89.81%
Old World Auctions. Antique Maps, Globes, Charts, Atlases & Vintage Graphics - online bidstart 1/24 on February 7th: 68.45%


For the week ahead 36 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Mar. 19th
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Books, Autographs. 95 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 71 lots
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Books. 304 lots

Tue. Mar. 20th
Sothebys. London. Made in Britain - Prints. 96 lots
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Chadds Ford, PA . Spring Quarterly Catalog. 28 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Books. 177 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 2/13. 533 lots

Wed. Mar. 21st
Bonhams. London. Fine Books and Manuscripts. 405 lots
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. Old and Modern Books.
Purcell Auctioneers. Birr. Shop and Pub Signs and Memorabilia. 213 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Editions and Works on Paper.
Ader. PARIS. Judaica. 296 lots

Thu. Mar. 22nd
Forum Auctions. London. Fine Books and Works on Paper. 602 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Autographs. 258 lots
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. Autographs - Stamps - Photographs.
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Americana - Travel & Exploration - World History - Cartography . 435 lots
Nye & Company Auctioneers. Bloomfield. March Backyard Auction - Books, Prints. 42 lots

Fri. Mar. 23rd
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Old Master Prints. 43 lots
Beaussant Lefevre. Paris. STAMPS - PHOTOGRAPHS - MANUSCRIPTS & BOOKS. 281 lots
Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH. Berlin-Schoneberg. Rare Books, Old and Modern Art, Antiques. 546 lots

Sat. Mar. 24th
Brunk Auctions. Asheville, NC . Premier Catalogue Auction - Prints, Books. 40 lots
OSENAT. FONTAINEBLEAU. Classic Cars, Automobilia. 34 lots
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Spring Estates Auction. 56 lots
Addison and Sarova. Macon. Rare Books, Manuscripts and Ephemera. 186 lots
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Hudson. Exposition Auction - Books and Prints. 49 lots
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Fine Art - Prints. 171 lots
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Lee's Summit . Americana and Advertising.
Ferraton. Bruxelles. Modern and Contemporary Art - Prints and Photographs.
Leland Little Auctions. Hillsborough, NC. Prints.
Potomack Company. Alexandria. Asian, European and American Works of Art - Prints.

Sun. Mar. 25th
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Fine Art - Prints. 65 lots
OSENAT. FONTAINEBLEAU. The Empire, Historical Memories. 68 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 3/18.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 3/18.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 2/25. 276 lots
OSENAT. FONTAINEBLEAU. The Empire at Fontainebleau - Books and Manuscripts. 55 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <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
  • <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