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Rare Book Hub: 31 Auctions Archived, another 35 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Friday, 29 May 2020, 31 auctions have been archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 11 denominated in euros, 1 in British pounds, 1 in Mexican pesos, and 18 in US dollars.  Turnover was $9,648,101 as 10,975 lots were offered and 8,445 sold for a 77% success rate.  The field continues to normalize in the Covid-19 era.

 

3 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

ChristiesWorking from Home: Prints and Multiples - bidstart 4/30 on May 14th: $1,899,750 
ChristiesRare Books and Manuscripts on May 27th: $1,422,958 
Kiefer Buch und KunstauktionenBooks, Graphics modern and ancient Arts, Antiques on May 13th: $1,082,977


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

Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps, Prints, Autographs & Documents, Antiquarian, Travel, Military & Natural Histor on May 28th: 159.74% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - Internet bidstart 5/8 on May 19th: 135.02% 
Gonnelli Casa DAsteBooks and Graphics on May 28th: 103.78% 
Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 5/19 on May 26th: 102.89% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 5/8 on May 20th: 101.92% 


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

Dirk Soulis AuctionsThe Ed McHugh Collection: Books, including Railroad and Military History on May 29th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 5/10 on May 24th: 100.00% 
ChristiesFrom Pictorialism into Modernism: 80 Years of Photography - Bidstart 4/30 on May 13th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 5/19 on May 26th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsComics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online on May 25th: 99.89% 
Heritage AuctionsU.S. Currency Weekly - Internet Bidstart 5/19 on May 26th: 99.45% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters Weekly on May 24th: 98.38% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - Internet bidstart 5/8 on May 19th: 97.67% 
William H. Bunch Auctions and AppraisalsOnline Only: Timed Eclectic Variety - bidstart 3/15 on May 26th: 96.00% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on May 23rd: 95.00% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps, Prints, Autographs & Documents, Antiquarian, Travel, Military & Natural Histor on May 28th: 94.97% 
FreemansBooks and Manuscripts on May 28th: 91.74% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on May 26th: 91.00% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 5/8 on May 18th: 89.23% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 5/8 on May 20th: 88.46% 
SkinnerFine Prints and Photographs on May 27th: 85.51% 
Catawiki B. V.Autographs and Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 5/8 on May 17th: 84.78% 
Morphy AuctionsFounders and Patriots: Documents, Maps, Rare Imprints and Books on May 27th: 82.76% 
ChristiesRare Books and Manuscripts on May 27th: 80.77% 
ChristiesWorking from Home: Prints and Multiples - bidstart 4/30 on May 14th: 80.26% 
ArtcurialASTERIX SUPPORTS FONDATION HÔPITAUX DE PARIS - HÔPITAUX DE FRANCE on May 26th: 80.00% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Christies -9.0 on May 14th Actual price: USD $325,000.
  2. Christies Médaille de son prix Nobel de littérature on May 27th Actual price: USD $166,288.
  3. Artcurial Tanguy et Laverdure - Tome 4 on May 26th Actual price: USD $165,346.
  4. Sothebys Texas. on May 27th Actual price: USD $150,000.
  5. Christies Paravent on May 14th Actual price: USD $112,500.
  6. Christies Chris Evert on May 15th Actual price: USD $106,250.
  7. Artcurial Asterix - Volume 30 on May 26th Actual price: USD $104,719.
  8. Christies Hippocratis magni coacae Praenotiones. Opus admirabile, in tres libros tributum. Interprete et enarratore Ludovico Dureto, segusiano, ad Henricum III, Galli et Polonia regem Christianisimum, cum rerum commemorabilium Indice amplissimo.. on May 27th Actual price: USD $103,930.
  9. Christies Campbell's Onion Soup Box on May 15th Actual price: USD $100,000.
  10. Christies Amaryllis in Vase, from Moving Focus on May 14th Actual price: USD $100,000.
  11. Christies Four Tales from the Arabian Nights, on May 14th Actual price: USD $93,750.
  12. Christies Marilyn Monroe (Marilyn): one print on May 14th Actual price: USD $93,750.
  13. Artcurial Astérix - Tome 29 on May 26th Actual price: USD $88,185.
  14. Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen (1884 Leipzig - New York 1950). "Gesichter". Portfolio mit 19 Radierungen auf Bütten, 1919. on May 13th Actual price: USD $83,969.
  15. Gonnelli Casa DAste Marilyn Monroe (Marilyn). on May 28th Actual price: USD $83,144.
  16. Sothebys Voyage Dans l'Intérieur De l'Amérique Du Nord Executé Pendant les Années 1832, 1833 et 1834. on May 27th Actual price: USD $81,250.
  17. Christies De ou par Marcel Duchamp ou Rrose Sélavy (la Boîte-en-valise) on May 27th Actual price: USD $76,215.
  18. Artcurial Oumpah - Pah - Tome 1 on May 26th Actual price: USD $71,650.
  19. Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen Hortus nitidissimis omnem per annum superviens floribus... Bd. 3 (v.3). on May 13th Actual price: USD $62,977.
  20. Sothebys [Map of the World as a Sphere]. on May 27th Actual price: USD $62,500.
  21. Christies André Breton, Constellations, Pierre Matisse, New York, 1959 on May 14th Actual price: USD $62,500.
  22. Christies Whirlpools on May 14th Actual price: USD $62,500.
  23. Christies Vampyr II (Vampire II) on May 14th Actual price: USD $60,000.
  24. Christies Les Jeux de la Poupée. Illustrés de textes par Paul Éluard on May 27th Actual price: USD $52,658.
  25. Christies Les Œuvres de maistre Francoys Villlon. Le monologue du franc archier de Baignollet. Le Dyalogue des seigneurs de Mallepaye & Baillevent. on May 27th Actual price: USD $52,658.

 


31 total sales reported this week:

Freemans. The Martin Magovsky Collection of Children's Books on May 28th: 76.28%
Dirk Soulis Auctions. The Ed McHugh Collection: Books, including Railroad and Military History on May 29th: 100.00%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Printed Books, Maps, Prints, Autographs & Documents, Antiquarian, Travel, Military & Natural Histor on May 28th: 94.97%
PBA Galleries. Art & Archaeology of Asia - Travel & Exploration - Cartography on May 28th: 78.37%
Morton Subastas. Online Only, Morton Weekly - Books, Prints on May 28th: 67.21%
Freemans. Books and Manuscripts on May 28th: 91.74%
Morphy Auctions. Founders and Patriots: Documents, Maps, Rare Imprints and Books on May 27th: 82.76%
Gonnelli Casa DAste. Books and Graphics on May 28th: 73.97%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on May 26th: 91.00%
Vermot de Pas. History and Regions of France on May 25th: 30.97%
Nye & Company Auctioneers. Estate Treasures - Fine Art Prints, Books on May 28th: 45.71%
Christies. Rare Books and Manuscripts on May 27th: 80.77%
Skinner. Fine Prints and Photographs on May 27th: 85.51%
Sothebys. Books and Manuscripts: A Spring Miscellany - Online bidstart 5/14 on May 27th: 70.00%
Heritage Auctions. U.S. Currency Weekly - Internet Bidstart 5/19 on May 26th: 99.45%
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Online Only: Timed Eclectic Variety - bidstart 3/15 on May 26th: 96.00%
Artcurial. ASTERIX SUPPORTS FONDATION HÔPITAUX DE PARIS - HÔPITAUX DE FRANCE on May 26th: 80.00%
Heritage Auctions. World Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 5/19 on May 26th: 100.00%
Christies. First Open | Online - bistart 4/30 on May 15th: 58.33%
Christies. Working from Home: Prints and Multiples - bidstart 4/30 on May 14th: 80.26%
Christies. From Pictorialism into Modernism: 80 Years of Photography - Bidstart 4/30 on May 13th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Sports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 5/10 on May 24th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Comics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online on May 25th: 99.89%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters Weekly on May 24th: 98.38%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on May 23rd: 95.00%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 5/15 on May 22nd: 78.57%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 5/8 on May 20th: 88.46%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - Internet bidstart 5/8 on May 19th: 97.67%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 5/8 on May 18th: 89.23%
Catawiki B. V.. Autographs and Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 5/8 on May 17th: 84.78%
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. Books, Graphics modern and ancient Arts, Antiques on May 13th: 59.30% 

 

For the week ahead 35 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jun. 1st
Rossini. Paris. Modern and Contemporary Art - Prints and Photographs. 9 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 70 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 5/22. 66 lots

Tue. Jun. 2nd
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - Internet bidstart 5/22. 40 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. U.S. Currency Weekly - Internet Bidstart 5/26. 703 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. World Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 5/26. 127 lots
Chiswick Auctions. London. Urban and Contemporary Art - Prints. 353 lots

Wed. Jun. 3rd
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper. 238 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . 15th-19th Century Prints. 695 lots
Christies. New York. Photographs - Online bidstart 5/19. 238 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 5/22. 75 lots

Thu. Jun. 4th
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Comic Books: Pre-Code Horror, Silver Age Marvel and Undergrounds. 340 lots
Christies. New York. Ansel Adams and the American West Photographs from the Center for Creative Photography - bidstart 5/. 34 lots
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Lakeville. Rare Books - online bidstart 5/28.
Soler Y Llach. Barcelona. Antiquarian Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Collectibles. 804 lots
Christies. New York. Worlds Beyond: Fine Books and Manuscripts - Online bidstart5/14. 162 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Special Sale 'Fernweh'. 98 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Spring Online Auction - bidstart 5/21. 25 lots

Fri. Jun. 5th
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. The Robert Beauvillain Library. 349 lots
Dorotheum . Vienna. Autographs, Manuscripts, Certificates. 362 lots
Bonhams. New York. Modern and Contemporary Prints and Multiples. 169 lots
Heritage Auctions. Beverly Hills. The Pinnacle US Rarities Collection Long Beach Expo Currency Signature Auction - Long Beach. 57 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Space Exploration. 681 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Modern Art Part 2 - Prints. 245 lots
Ferraton. Bruxelles. Books.
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 5/29. 174 lots

Sat. Jun. 6th
Garth's Auctioneers and Appraisers. Columbus. June Eclectic Auction.
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Modern Art Part 1 - Prints. 145 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Works on Paper - Prints. 120 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper.

Sun. Jun. 7th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters Weekly.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 5/24. 357 lots
Garth's Auctioneers and Appraisers. Columbus. The 50 Year Asian & Korean Collection of a United States Gentleman Diplomat, Serving Asia 1958-1988. 33 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Autographs and Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 5/29. 58 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>ANZAAB Highlights Catalogue:</b> OUTHWAITE, Ida Rentoul. FROG TEACHER LEADING ELF PUPILS ... Watercolour, c.1920.
    <b>ANZAAB Highlights Catalogue:</b> SATO, Gyro. [GENDAI RYOKI SENTAN ZUKAN]. Tokyo : Shinchosa, 1931.
    <b>ANZAAB Highlights Catalogue:</b> CARROLL, Lewis. ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND. London : Macmillan and Co., 1868.
    <b>ANZAAB Highlights Catalogue:</b> FLEMING, Ian and MILLER, Albert. CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG. New York : Random House, 1968.
    <b>ANZAAB Highlights Catalogue:</b> PHOENIX. Adelaide : Adelaide University Union, 1939.
    <b>ANZAAB Highlights Catalogue:</b> BOWEN, Emmanuel. A complete map of the Southern Continent. London : 1744.
    <b>ANZAAB Highlights Catalogue:</b> NORTHFIELD, James. AUSTRALIA. Melbourne : Northfield Studios and J.E. Hackett, c.1935
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Charles Loupot, <i>Les Cigarettes Mekka,</i> 1919. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Plinio Codognato, <i>Cicli Fiat,</i> circa 1910. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> L.N. Britton, <i>Warning! Consider the Possible Consequences,</i> c. 1917. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Leonardo Bistolfi, <i>Première Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs Modernes,</i> 1902. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Leonetto Cappiello, <i>Paquet Pernot / Biscuits Pernot,</i> 1910. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jul 15:</b> Jessie Tarbox Beals, archive of signed photographs, 15 silver prints, c. 1930. $6,000 to $8,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Francesco Nonni, <i>Font Meo / Acqua Minerale Naturale,</i> 1924. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Frederick Winthrop Ramsdell, <i>American Crescent Cycles,</i> 1899. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> <i>Be a Tight Wad! Own Something!</i> designer unknown, 1925. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Candido Aragonese de Faria, <i>Chamonix–Mont–Blanc,</i> c. 1910. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> W.E.J., <i>Irishmen Avenge the Lusitania,</i> c. 1915. $2,000 to $3,000.
  • <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Your Own Sylvia:<br>Sylvia Plath’s letters to Ted Hughes and other items,<br>Property of Frieda Hughes<br>9 to 21 July 2021</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Sylvia Plath. Family photograph album ("The Hughes family Album"), 1957-1962. £30,000 to £50,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Sylvia Plath. Typed letter signed, to Ted Hughes, on "my own private doctrine", with a poem, 5 October 1956. £15,000 to £20,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Sylvia Plath. Pen and ink portrait of Ted Hughes, [1956]. £10,000 to £15,000.
    <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Your Own Sylvia:<br>Sylvia Plath’s letters to Ted Hughes and other items,<br>Property of Frieda Hughes<br>9 to 21 July 2021</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath. Joint autograph letter signed, to William and Edith Hughes, March 1960. £8,000 to £12,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes. Photographic portrait by David Bailey, inscribed by Plath, 1961, and another press photo. £800 to £1,200.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Tarot de Marseille. Deck of cards owned by Sylvia Plath. £4,000 to £6,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes. Pair of gold wedding rings. £6,000 to £8,000.
  • <center><b>Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books<br>Fine Art<br>Antique Engravings & Lithographs<br>Works on Paper<br>Accepting bids until July 31</b>
    <b>Trillium, July 31:</b> Cleveley, Jukes, & Cook - View of Charlotte Sound, New Zealand. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Trillium, July 31:</b> Peron - Platypus. $300 to $600.
    <b>Trillium, July 31:</b> Loon & Pitt - Map of the World published 1680 - <I>Orbis Terrarum nova et accuratissima tabula.</i> $5,000 to $8,000.
    <b>Trillium, July 31:</b> Maitres de l'Affiche by MUCHA - La Dame aux Camelias. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <center><b>Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books<br>Fine Art<br>Antique Engravings & Lithographs<br>Works on Paper<br>Accepting bids until July 31</b>
    <b>Trillium, July 31:</b> Cause - Peony, Crocus, Dog's Tooth Violet. $400 to $800.
    <b>Trillium, July 31:</b> Redoute, Folio - Lemmonnier's Iris - Iris Monnieri. $2,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Trillium, July 31:</b> Audubon, Imperial Folio - Common American Deer. $6,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Trillium, July 31:</b> Gould - Cuvier's Toucan (Ramphastos Cuvieri). $5,000 to $8,000.