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Rare Book Hub: 30 Auctions Archived, another 39 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Friday 22 May 2020 30 auctions were archived to Rare Book Hub’s Transaction Database; 10 denominated in euros, 2 in British pounds, 1 in South African rand, and 17 in US dollars.  Turnover was $6,907,793 as 7,249 lots were offered and 6,145 sold for a simmering 85% success rate.  The rooms are competitive. 

 

1 auction saw its total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Swann GalleriesOld Master Through Modern Prints on May 21st: $1,581,448

 

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

Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - Internet bidstart 5/1 on May 12th: 210.69% 
Catawiki B. V.Autographs and Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 5/1 on May 10th: 170.15% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on May 21st: 122.86% 
Marc van de Wiele AuctionsArt, Autographs and Rare Books, Atlases and Manuscripts on May 16th: 121.67% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 5/8 on May 15th: 106.93% 
Nosbüsch & StuckeCounterculture – From Anarchism to Donaldism – The H. D. Heilmann Collection on May 16th: 104.76% 


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

Heritage AuctionsSports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 5/3 on May 17th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 5/12 on May 19th: 100.00% 
Garth's Auctioneers and AppraisersCountry Americana and Decorative Arts on May 16th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsComics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online on May 18th: 99.88% 
Heritage AuctionsU.S. Currency Weekly - Internet Bidstart 5/12 on May 19th: 99.85% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters Weekly on May 17th: 97.64% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - Internet bidstart 5/1 on May 12th: 96.97% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on May 16th: 96.00% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on May 21st: 94.53% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on May 19th: 89.33% 
Catawiki B. V.Autographs and Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 5/1 on May 10th: 88.89% 
PBA GalleriesAmericana from the George M. Steinmetz Collection - Literature - Miscellaneous Books - Timed Auction on May 21st: 88.70% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 5/8 on May 15th: 88.00% 
Revere AuctionsFine and Decorative Arts - Prints, Books, etc. on May 20th: 86.67% 
EldredsSummer Living - Prints on May 15th: 86.11% 
Rago Arts and AuctionsArt - Prints and Photographs on May 20th: 86.00% 
Leslie Hindman AuctioneersPrints and Photographs - Live and online on May 21st: 85.88% 
ArtcurialPrints and Multiples on May 20th: 84.62% 
Brunk AuctionsPremier Auction on May 16th: 84.38% 


30 total sales reported this week: 

Swann GalleriesOld Master Through Modern Prints on May 21st: 70.19% 
RR AuctionThe Lawrence Miller Collection - Bidstart 5/15 on May 21st: 69.23% 
PBA GalleriesAmericana from the George M. Steinmetz Collection - Literature - Miscellaneous Books - Timed Auction on May 21st: 88.70% 
Leslie Hindman AuctioneersPrints and Photographs - Live and online on May 21st: 85.88% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on May 21st: 94.53% 
ArtcurialPrints and Multiples on May 20th: 84.62% 
Revere AuctionsFine and Decorative Arts - Prints, Books, etc. on May 20th: 86.67% 
Rago Arts and AuctionsArt - Prints and Photographs on May 20th: 86.00% 
SothebysChurchill in Charge \ 80th Anniversary - Online bidstart 5/10 on May 20th: 61.00% 
Heritage AuctionsU.S. Currency Weekly - Internet Bidstart 5/12 on May 19th: 99.85% 
Stephan Welz & Co.Collector's Choice Online Auction - bidstart 5/8 on May 19th: 67.09% 
Forum AuctionsEditions and Works on Paper on May 19th: 56.06% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on May 19th: 89.33% 
Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 5/12 on May 19th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 5/3 on May 17th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters Weekly on May 17th: 97.64% 
Heritage AuctionsComics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online on May 18th: 99.88% 
Clars Auction GalleryFine Art - Prints and Photographs on May 17th: 75.90% 
Nosbüsch & StuckeModern Art and Photography - Prints and Photos on May 16th: 68.99% 
Nosbüsch & StuckeCounterculture – From Anarchism to Donaldism – The H. D. Heilmann Collection on May 16th: 63.96% 
Garth's Auctioneers and AppraisersCountry Americana and Decorative Arts on May 16th: 100.00% 
Brunk AuctionsPremier Auction on May 16th: 84.38% 
Marc van de Wiele AuctionsArt, Autographs and Rare Books, Atlases and Manuscripts on May 16th: 77.89% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on May 16th: 96.00% 
EldredsSummer Living - Prints on May 15th: 86.11% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 5/8 on May 15th: 88.00% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 5/1 on May 13th: 79.86% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - Internet bidstart 5/1 on May 12th: 96.97% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 5/1 on May 11th: 75.00% 
Catawiki B. V.Autographs and Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 5/1 on May 10th: 88.89%

  

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys Vintage silver gelatin print, signed by Karsh, 1941 [printed ca. 1951] on May 20th Actual price: USD $62,500.
  2. Swann Galleries Männerbildnis. on May 21st Actual price: USD $62,500.
  3. Swann Galleries Faune dévoilant une femme. on May 21st Actual price: USD $57,500.
  4. Forum Auctions Flying Copper on May 19th Actual price: USD $55,864.
  5. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers Men in the Cities: Raphael and Barbara, 1998 on May 21st Actual price: USD $48,640.
  6. Swann Galleries Buste Modern Style. on May 21st Actual price: USD $37,500.
  7. Swann Galleries Self Portrait Frowning: Bust. on May 21st Actual price: USD $37,500.
  8. Marc van de Wiele Auctions Livre d'heures à l'usage de Rome on May 16th Actual price: USD $36,719.
  9. Marc van de Wiele Auctions Les musiciens ambulants on May 16th Actual price: USD $36,719.
  10. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers Blonde (from the Brushstroke Figure Series), 1989 on May 21st Actual price: USD $35,840.
  11. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers Panni (from the Drape Suite), 1981 on May 21st Actual price: USD $35,840.
  12. Artcurial Eau-Forte XIII - 1957 on May 20th Actual price: USD $35,749.
  13. Forum Auctions Toxic Mary on May 19th Actual price: USD $35,114.
  14. Swann Galleries Night Shadows. on May 21st Actual price: USD $35,000.
  15. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers Crying Girl , 1963 on May 21st Actual price: USD $33,280.
  16. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers East Side Interior, 1922 on May 21st Actual price: USD $33,280.
  17. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers Sueño y Mentira de Franco (The Dream and Lie of Franco the complete set of two), 1937 on May 21st Actual price: USD $33,280.
  18. Artcurial Eau-forte XXIII - 1973 on May 20th Actual price: USD $32,889.
  19. Swann Galleries Self Portrait with a Raised Sabre. on May 21st Actual price: USD $32,500.
  20. Forum Auctions Rude Copper on May 19th Actual price: USD $31,922.
  21. Forum Auctions Soup Can, (Yellow/Emerald/Sky Blue) on May 19th Actual price: USD $31,922.
  22. Forum Auctions Map of Nowhere on May 19th Actual price: USD $31,922.
  23. Swann Galleries Monsieur D. Lisant. on May 21st Actual price: USD $30,000.
  24. Forum Auctions Love Rat on May 19th Actual price: USD $28,730.
  25. Artcurial Eau-forte XXXIX - 1994 on May 20th Actual price: USD $27,169.

 

For the week ahead 39 sales are scheduled:

Mon. May. 25th
Vermot de Pas. Paris. History and Regions of France. 578 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 100 lots
Australian Book Auctions. Armadale, . Books and ephemera: Australiana, Voyages and Travels. 221 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 5/15. 69 lots

Tue. May. 26th
Bubb Kuyper. 2011 KM Haarlem. Books, Prints. 5490 lots
Gonnelli Casa DAste. Firenze. Books and Graphics. 1145 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. U.S. Currency Weekly - Internet Bidstart 5/19. 727 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. World Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 5/19. 130 lots
Aguttes. Neuilly-sur-Seine . Autographs and Manuscripts. 278 lots
Artcurial. Paris. ASTERIX SUPPORTS FONDATION HÔPITAUX DE PARIS - HÔPITAUX DE FRANCE. 5 lots
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Chadds Ford, PA . Online Only: Timed Eclectic Variety - bidstart 3/15. 25 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - Internet bidstart 5/15. 42 lots

Wed. May. 27th
Forum Auctions. London. Online only: Select Modern & Contemporary Editions and Works on Paper.
Nye & Company Auctioneers. Bloomfield. Estate Treasures - Fine Art Prints, Books. 35 lots
Skinner. Marlborough. Fine Prints and Photographs. 138 lots
Christies. Paris. Rare Books and Manuscripts. 182 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books, Maps, Prints, Autographs & Documents, Antiquarian, Travel, Military & Natural Histor. 874 lots
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Art Prints, Books. 46 lots
Morphy Auctions. Denver. Founders and Patriots: Documents, Maps, Rare Imprints and Books. 58 lots
Sothebys. New York. Books and Manuscripts: A Spring Miscellany - Online bidstart 5/14. 190 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 5/15. 90 lots

Thu. May. 28th
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Art & Archaeology of Asia - Travel & Exploration - POSTPONED - Date TBA. 319 lots
Freemans. Philadelphia. Books and Manuscripts. 218 lots
Freemans. Philadelphia. The Martin Magovsky Collection of Children's Books.
Morton Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Online Only, Morton Weekly - Books, Prints. 61 lots

Fri. May. 29th
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Lee's Summit . The Ed McHugh Collection: Books, including Railroad and Military History. 102 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Cartography - Online Bidstart 5/22. 35 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 5/22. 140 lots

Sat. May. 30th
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Lee's Summit . McHugh Railroadiana Collection, Session II. 425 lots
Nadeau's Auction Gallery. Windsor. Mic-Century and Contemporary Sale. 39 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 200 lots
Rachel Davis Fine Arts. Cleveland. Works on Paper - Prints. 184 lots
Kolbe and Fanning Numismatic Booksellers. Gahanna. Important Numismatic Book Sale - bidstart 5/4. 419 lots

Sun. May. 31st
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Lee's Summit . The Ed McHugh Collection: Sportsman and Advertising. 186 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters Weekly.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 5/17. 293 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. The Armando Valdes Collection of South American Banknote Proofs Online Auction. 208 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Autographs and Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 5/22. 49 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries July 9:</b><br>John James Audubon, <i>Great Blue Heron,</i> hand-colored aquatint and engraved plate, 1834. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries July 9:</b> Joshua Fry & Peter Jefferson, <i>A Map of the Most Inhabited Part of Virginia,</i> Dalrymple edition, 1755. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries July 9:</b><br>John James Audubon, <i>The Birds of America,</i> sign & inscribed to Brantz Mayer, 1840-44. $18,000 to $22,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries July 9:</b> Vincenzo Maria Coronelli & Jean Baptiste Nolin, Paris, 1688. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries July 9:</b> Henri Abraham Chatelain, <i>Atlas Historique,</i> 7 volumes, Amsterdam, 1705-1720. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries July 9:</b> Johann Baptist Homann, <i>Atlas Mapparum Geographicarum...,</i> Nuremberg, circa 1750s. $12,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries July 9:</b> Lowell Mason, <i>Musical Exercises for Singing Schools,</i> Boston, 1838. $1,500 to $2,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries July 9:</b> Alexander Wilson, <i>American Ornithology,</i> 9 volumes, Philadelphia, 1808-14. $6,000 to $9,000.
  • <center><b> Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on July 6th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, July 6:</b><br>Latin Book of Hours, around 1480.<br>Est: € 30,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, July 6:</b><br>Northern journeys - Collection of around 120 works, 17th-19th century.
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, July 6:</b><br>J. Joyce, <i>Ulysses,</i> 1922. Est: € 8,000
    <center><b> Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on July 6th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, July 6:</b><br>Florilegium, <i>Fleurs du Printemps et de l‘Este,</i> around 1630. Est: € 35,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, July 6:</b><br>T. R. Malthus, <i>An essay on the principle of population,</i> 1798. Est: € 60,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, July 6:</b><br>E. Cerillo, <i>Dipinti murali di Pompei,</i> 1886. Est: € 2,000
    <center><b> Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on July 6th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, July 6:</b><br><i>Bulla aurea,</i> 1485. Est: € 40,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, July 6:</b><br>A. Verschaffelt, <i>Iconographie des Camellias,</i> 1848-60. Est: € 10,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, July 6:</b><br>M. Duchamp & A. Breton, <i>Le surréalisme en 1947,</i> 1947.<br>Est: € 16,000
    <center><b> Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on July 6th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, July 6:</b><br>H. Schedel, <i>Liber chronicarum,</i> 1493.<br>Est: € 25,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, July 6:</b><br>M. E. Chevreul, <i>De la loi du contraste simultané des couleurs,</i> 1839.<br>Est: € 5,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, July 6:</b><br>F. Léger & P. Éluard, <i>Liberté j‘écris ton nom,</i> 1953. Est: € 15,000
  • <center><b>Bonhams<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>Online Only<br>25 June to 8 July 2020</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Jun. 25 – Jul. 8:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>Macbeth: A Tragedy.</i> Acted at the Dukes-Theatre. London: printed for William Cademan, 1673. $60,000 to $90,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun. 25 – Jul. 8:</b> MUYBRIDGE, EADWEARD. Panorama of San Francisco, from California-St. Hill. [San Francisco:] Morse's Gallery, 1877. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun. 25 – Jul. 8:</b> BRUNUS ARETINUS, LEONARDUS. <i>De bello Italico adversus Gothos gesto.</i> Venice: Nicolas Jenson, 1471. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <center><b>Bonhams<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>Online Only<br>25 June to 8 July 2020</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Jun. 25 – Jul. 8:</b> HILL, JOHN. <i>Compleat Body of Gardening.</i> London: printed for T. Osborne; T. Trye; S. Crowder and Co.; and H. Woodgate, 1757. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun. 25 – Jul. 8:</b> GASPAR DE PORTOLA. Document Signed Twice ("Gaspar de Portola," & "M. Portola"), 29 pp, Puebla, Mexico, December 10, 1780. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun. 25 – Jul. 8:</b> VINGTIEME SIECLE. A complete set of the second series of <i>Vingtieme Siecle (XXe Siecle),</i> together with all fourteen special numbers. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <center><b>Bonhams<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>Online Only<br>25 June to 8 July 2020</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Jun. 25 – Jul. 8:</b> ROOSEVELT, FRANKLIN DELANO. Autograph Letter Signed ("F.D.R.") as President, Washington, [1941], to Norman Davis, on White House stationery. $6,000 to $8,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun. 25 – Jul. 8:</b> HAYEK, FRIEDRICH AUGUST. Autograph Manuscript, "Discipline of Civilisation." $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun. 25 – Jul. 8:</b> ADAMS, HANNAH; ADAMS, THOMAS "BOOK". Daubuz, Charles. <i>A Perpetual Commentary On The Revelation Of St. John.</i> London: Printed for Benj. Tooke, 1720. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun. 25 – Jul. 8:</b> EMPEROR NORTON. Photograph signed ("Norton I"), albumen print carte-de-visite. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun. 25 – Jul. 8:</b> ROBERTS, DAVID. <i>Egypt and Nubia from Drawings Made on the Spot ... with Historical Descriptions by William Brockendon.</i> London: F.G. Moon, 1846-9. $4,000 to $6,000.
  • <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>Including the Eric C. Caren Collection Part 8<br>Online July 6 - 21, 2020</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jul. 6 to 21:</b> Albert Einstein, typed letter signed, explaining the nature of his personal atheism and belief in God. $70,000 to $100,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jul. 6 to 21:</b> George Washington. Autograph letter signed to Bryan Fairfax, looking forward to the Treaty of Paris, 5 February 1783. $60,000 to $80,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jul. 6 to 21:</b> Alfred Swaine Taylor. Early “photogenic drawing,” photograph of a fern, dated 2 December 1839. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>Including the Eric C. Caren Collection Part 8<br>Online July 6 - 21, 2020</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jul. 6 to 21:</b> "Departure of Mr. Lincoln—Parting Address" in the <i>Weekly Illinois State Journal,</i> Vol. XXX, No. 1541, Springfield, February 13, 1861. $4,000 to $6,000
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jul. 6 to 21:</b> Benjamin Harrison document signed certifying the service of Daniel Cumbo, a black Revolutionary soldier. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jul. 6 to 21:</b> Front page printing of the Articles of Confederation in the <i>New-Jersey Gazette,</i> Vol. 1, No. 22. Trenton, April 29, 1778. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>Including the Eric C. Caren Collection Part 8<br>Online July 6 - 21, 2020</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jul. 6 to 21:</b> George Washington Funeral Procession Broadside. Boston, January 6, 1800. $5,000 to $7,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jul. 6 to 21:</b> Philippe Laroque, printed score for “The Heroe of New Orleans Battle.” Philadelphia, 1815. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jul. 6 to 21:</b> Report of the Battle of Queenston Heights, the first major battle in the War of 1812, in <i>Supplement to the Quebec Gazette,</i> 24th October 1812. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>Including the Eric C. Caren Collection Part 8<br>Online July 6 - 21, 2020</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jul. 6 to 21:</b> His Majesty's Most Gracious Speech to both Houses of Parliament, On Tuesday the Eighteenth Day of November, 1760. London, 1760. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jul. 6 to 21:</b> Elegy on the Death of James Lawrence, Esq. late Commander of the U.S. Frigate Chesapeake. [Boston]: A. Bowen, 1813. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jul. 6 to 21:</b> Benjamin Lincoln's Commission as Major General, signed by John Hancock, 19 February 1777. $30,000 to $50,000.