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Rare Book Hub: 46 Auctions Archived, another 40 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Friday, 16 October 2020, 46 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transactions+ Database; 1 denominated in Danish kroner, 17 in euros, 4 in British pounds, and 24 in US dollars.  Turnover was $50,432,333 as 10,050 lots were offered and 8,052 sold for an 80% success rate.

 

The Arader Sale completed on the 12th was noteworthy for its size:  $18,610,969, while Christies' sale of Shakespeare's First Folio at $9,978,000 may well be the highest single realization in 2020.  

 

Congratulations are earned all around.

 

9 auctions saw total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Arader GalleriesOctober Sale - online bidstart 9/19 on October 10th: $18,610,969 
ChristiesThe Exceptional Sale on October 14th: $9,978,000 
Pierre Berge and AssociesGenevieve and Jean-Paul Kahn Library on October 9th: $5,458,471 
ChristiesFine Printed Books and Manuscripts, Including Americana - bidstart 10/1 on October 16th: $2,732,750 
BonhamsPop x Culture on October 10th: $1,637,953 
SothebysPhotographs - Online bidstart 10/7 on October 14th: $1,397,071 
RR AuctionSpace and Aviation - bidstart 10/8 on October 15th: $1,392,601 
SothebysFine Books and Manuscripts, including Americana - bidstart 10/1 on October 15th: $1,201,536 
SothebysJamais Perdu en Mer - Collection of Jean-Paul Morin on October 14th: $1,134,897 

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

ChristiesThe Private Collection of Jayne Wrightsman: Online - bidstart 10/1 on October 15th: 301.95% 
Pierre Berge and AssociesGenevieve and Jean-Paul Kahn Library on October 9th: 190.86% 
ChristiesThe Exceptional Sale on October 14th: 166.30% 
Doyle New YorkSpecial Collection: The Estate of Monique Van Vooren on October 15th: 149.28% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 9/25 on October 7th: 142.82% 
Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 10/6 on October 13th: 126.54% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on October 13th: 123.50% 
BonhamsPop x Culture on October 10th: 122.75% 
Marc van de Wiele AuctionsAutumn Auction on October 10th: 121.43% 
SothebysFrom Japan With Love - online bidstart 10/6 on October 13th: 116.40% 
AderAutograph Letters and Manuscripts - Day 2 on October 7th: 105.00% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - bidstart 9/25 on October 6th: 100.58% 


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

Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 10/6 on October 13th: 100.00% 
Doyle New YorkSpecial Collection: The Estate of Monique Van Vooren on October 15th: 100.00% 
ChristiesThe Private Collection of Jayne Wrightsman: Online - bidstart 10/1 on October 15th: 100.00% 
ChristiesThe Exceptional Sale on October 14th: 100.00% 
Purcell AuctioneersSingle Owner Collection - Fishing Paraphernalia: Books on October 14th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 9/27 on October 11th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsComics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online - bidstart 10/4 on October 12th: 99.42% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters Weekly - Bidstart 10/4 on October 11th: 99.35% 
Heritage AuctionsUS Currency Weekly Online - Bidstart 10/6 on October 13th: 99.32% 
Pierre Berge and AssociesGenevieve and Jean-Paul Kahn Library on October 9th: 96.88% 
Potter and Potter AuctionsFine Books and Manuscripts on October 10th: 94.07% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on October 10th: 94.00% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on October 13th: 92.39% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 9/25 on October 7th: 92.14% 
FreemansAge of Exploration: Travel & Discovery through the Centuries on October 14th: 89.47% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - bidstart 9/25 on October 6th: 88.89% 
BonhamsEntertainment Memorabilia on October 13th: 86.82% 
William H. Bunch Auctions and AppraisalsEclectic Variety on October 13th: 86.05% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 9/25 on October 2nd: 84.09% 
ChristiesThe Unseen Eye: Photographs from the W.M. Hunt Collection - bidstart 10/5 on October 14th: 83.33% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 100920 on October 9th: 82.69% 
Marc van de Wiele AuctionsAutumn Auction on October 10th: 80.91% 
SothebysAmerican Manuscripts and Other Property from the Collection of Elsie and Philip Sang - bidstart 9/30 on October 14th: 80.53% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Christies Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies. Published according to the True Originall Copies. on October 14th Actual price: USD $9,978,000.
  2. Arader Galleries Heap & Scull View of Philadelphia, 1754 Large Copy on October 10th Actual price: USD $968,750.
  3. Arader Galleries La Harpe Manuscript Map of Louisiana on October 10th Actual price: USD $875,000.
  4. Arader Galleries Robinson Map of Mexico on October 10th Actual price: USD $750,000.
  5. Arader Galleries Vingboons Manucript View of Mexico City on October 10th Actual price: USD $687,500.
  6. Arader Galleries Couagne Manuscript Map of New France / Canada on October 10th Actual price: USD $656,250.
  7. Arader Galleries Fairfax Lands Potomac River Source Manuscript Maps on October 10th Actual price: USD $625,000.
  8. Arader Galleries Mitchell Map of America, 1755 First Edition on October 10th Actual price: USD $531,250.
  9. Arader Galleries Redoute Watercolor for Les Liliacees, plate 456: Bromella ananas (Cultivated Pineapple) on October 10th Actual price: USD $531,250.
  10. Arader Galleries Redoute Watercolor for Les Liliacees, plate 444: Musa paradisiaca (Banana) on October 10th Actual price: USD $531,250.
  11. Sothebys Lee, Richard Henry. The Virginia Senator informs George Washington of his unanimous selection as President on October 15th Actual price: USD $504,000.
  12. Arader Galleries Redoute Watercolor for Les Liliacees, Plate 309. Tall Bearded Iris. Iris Germanica on October 10th Actual price: USD $500,000.
  13. Arader Galleries Scull Map of Philadelphia with Statehouse, 1752 on Silk on October 10th Actual price: USD $487,500.
  14. Christies The complete editio princeps on October 16th Actual price: USD $475,000.
  15. Christies The First National Thanksgiving on October 16th Actual price: USD $475,000.
  16. Bonhams Girl with Balloon, 2004 on October 10th Actual price: USD $456,046.
  17. Pierre Berge and Associes The Civilizing Influence. 1944. Huile sur toile (30,4 x 45,7 cm), signée et datée... on October 9th Actual price: USD $417,365.
  18. Arader Galleries Key Oil on Abraham Ortelius with engraving on October 10th Actual price: USD $406,250.
  19. Arader Galleries Beck Watercolor of Washington DC / Georgetown on October 10th Actual price: USD $387,500.
  20. Bonhams JOHN F. KENNEDY WHITE 1963 LINCOLN "LIMO ONE" THAT CARRIED HIM THE MORNING OF NOVEMBER 22, 1963. A white 1963 Lincoln Continental Convertible that drove JFK, Jackie, and Texas Governor John Connally to Carswell Air Force Base in Fort Worth the morning of on October 14th Actual price: USD $375,075.
  21. Arader Galleries Redoute Watercolor for Les Liliacees, plate 336: Iris Amoena on October 10th Actual price: USD $375,000.
  22. Arader Galleries Redoute Watercolor for Les Liliacees, plate 61: Amaryllis Autea (Golden Hurricane Lily). on October 10th Actual price: USD $375,000.
  23. Arader Galleries Redoute Watercolor for Les Liliacees, plate 365: Iris squalens on October 10th Actual price: USD $362,500.
  24. Arader Galleries Redoute Watercolor for Les Liliacees, plate 356: "Pleated Iris" Iris plicata on October 10th Actual price: USD $337,500.
  25. Pierre Berge and Associes De ou par Marcel Duchamp ou Rrose Sélavy [La Boîte-en-valise]. Paris-Milan, 1966.... on October 9th Actual price: USD $331,014.




46 total sales reported this week:

Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on October 10th: 94.00%
Christies. Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts, Including Americana - bidstart 10/1 on October 16th: 71.30%
Swann Galleries. Rare and Important Travel Posters on October 15th: 79.27%
Sothebys. Fine Books and Manuscripts, including Americana - bidstart 10/1 on October 15th: 50.98%
RR Auction. Space and Aviation - bidstart 10/8 on October 15th: 70.29%
Doyle New York. Special Collection: The Estate of Monique Van Vooren on October 15th: 100.00%
De Baecque and Associes. Ancient and Modern Books on October 14th: 66.01%
De Baecque and Associes. Photographs on October 15th: 61.82%
Christies. The Private Collection of Jayne Wrightsman: Online - bidstart 10/1 on October 15th: 100.00%
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Rare Books - Online bidstart 10/8 on October 15th: 43.41%
Ader. Autograph Letters and Manuscripts - Day 1 on October 6th: 63.67%
Ader. Autograph Letters and Manuscripts - Day 2 on October 7th: 63.52%
Ader. Photographs Online - bidstart 10/5 on October 15th: 50.55%
Sothebys. Jamais Perdu en Mer - Collection of Jean-Paul Morin on October 14th: 54.55%
Sothebys. American Manuscripts and Other Property from the Collection of Elsie and Philip Sang - bidstart 9/30 on October 14th: 80.53%
Sothebys. Photographs - Online bidstart 10/7 on October 14th: 51.33%
Purcell Auctioneers. Single Owner Collection - Fishing Paraphernalia: Books on October 14th: 100.00%
Nye & Company Auctioneers. Estate Treasures on October 14th: 50.00%
Freemans. Age of Exploration: Travel & Discovery through the Centuries on October 14th: 89.47%
Bonhams. The American Presidential Museum Auction on October 14th: 43.54%
Christies. The Unseen Eye: Photographs from the W.M. Hunt Collection - bidstart 10/5 on October 14th: 83.33%
Christies. The Exceptional Sale on October 14th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Photographs Monthly Online on October 14th: 65.97%
Heritage Auctions. US Currency Weekly Online - Bidstart 10/6 on October 13th: 99.32%
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Eclectic Variety on October 13th: 86.05%
Sothebys. From Japan With Love - online bidstart 10/6 on October 13th: 76.79%
Bonhams. Entertainment Memorabilia on October 13th: 86.82%
Aguttes. Antiquarian, Modern and Illustrated Books, Prints on October 13th: 53.92%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on October 13th: 92.39%
Heritage Auctions. World Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 10/6 on October 13th: 100.00%
Clars Auction Gallery. Fine Art and Antique Auction on October 11th: 56.76%
Potter and Potter Auctions. Fine Books and Manuscripts on October 10th: 94.07%
Heritage Auctions. Sports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 9/27 on October 11th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Comics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online - bidstart 10/4 on October 12th: 99.42%
Bonhams. Pop x Culture on October 10th: 67.65%
Marc van de Wiele Auctions. Autumn Auction on October 10th: 80.91%
Pierre Berge and Associes. Genevieve and Jean-Paul Kahn Library on October 9th: 96.88%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 100920 on October 9th: 82.69%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 100220 on October 8th: 78.26%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 9/25 on October 7th: 92.14%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - bidstart 9/25 on October 6th: 88.89%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - bidstart 9/25 on October 5th: 73.75%
Catawiki B. V.. Autographs and Manuscripts - bidstart 9/25 on October 4th: 72.34%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 9/25 on October 2nd: 84.09%
Arader Galleries. October Sale - online bidstart 9/19 on October 10th: 69.27%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters Weekly - Bidstart 10/4 on October 11th: 99.35%

 


For the week ahead 40 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Oct. 19th
Rossini. Paris. Lithographs. 81 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - bidstart 10/9. 81 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 88 lots

Tue. Oct. 20th
ALDE. Paris. Antiquarian Books from the 15th to 19th Centuries. 404 lots
Christies. New York. Prints and Multiples. 200 lots
Dorotheum . Vienna. Master Prints Before 1900 - bidstart 10/14. 76 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. US Currency Weekly Online - Bidstart 10/13. 542 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. World Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 10/13. 162 lots
Morton Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Collection of a Mexican Library. 235 lots
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Chadds Ford, PA . Online Only: Timed Eclectic Variety - bidstart 10/9. 53 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - bidstart 10/9. 38 lots

Wed. Oct. 21st
Bonhams. New York. Exploration and Travel. 261 lots
Lion Heart Autographs. New York, NY . Rare & Remarkable Autographs and Manuscripts. 122 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 10/9. 160 lots

Thu. Oct. 22nd
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper. 292 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Photographs and Photobooks. 301 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Antiques and Accessories. 57 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Books - Fine Bindings - Fine Press. 360 lots
Brunk Auctions. Asheville, NC . Specialty Auction and Emporium Auction. 64 lots
Christies. New York. Matisse on Paper: Prints and Drawings from the Estate of Jacquelyn Miller-Matisse - bidstart 10/8. 36 lots
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. Old and Modern Photographs. 253 lots
Leland Little Auctions. Hillsborough, NC. The Fall Estate Auction. 31 lots
Skinner. Marlborough. Discovery - Interiors - Online bidstart 10/13. 24 lots
Sothebys. New York. Important Prints and Multiples. 118 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Powell Miller 1909-11 T206 PSA Set Registry Catalog Auction. 522 lots

Fri. Oct. 23rd
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. Old and Modern Books. 367 lots
Christies. New York. The Sleep of Reason: Frances Goya's "Los Caprichos" - bidstart 10/8. 80 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 10/16. 113 lots

Sat. Oct. 24th
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper.
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Lee's Summit . Combined Collections - Prints, Books. 18 lots
Grays Auctioneers. Cleveland, . League of Women Voters Posters. 111 lots
Kolbe and Fanning Numismatic Booksellers. Gahanna. Catalogue of Catalogues: The P. Scott Rubin Library - bidstart 9/27. 500 lots
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . October Gallery Auction. 34 lots
Nadeau's Auction Gallery. Windsor. Annual Fall Americana, Folk Art, Chinese & Fine Art Auction. 19 lots
Lang's Auction, Inc.. Bouckville. Zane Grey Auction. 338 lots

Sun. Oct. 25th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online - bidstart 10/18.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters Weekly - Bidstart 10/18.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 10/11. 208 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. The Charles R. Pease Collection Special Currency Online Auction. 215 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Autographs and Manuscripts - bidstart 10/16. 39 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>November 12-13, 2020</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> MACHIAVELLI, Niccolò. <i>Nicholas Machiavel's Prince. Also, The life of Castruccio Castracani of Lucca…</i> Translated by Edward Dacres. London, 1640. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> FILSON, John. <i>The Discovery, Settlement and present State of Kentucke: and An Essay towards the Topography, and Natural History of that important Country…</i> Wilmington, Del.: James Adams, 1784. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> ELUARD, Paul. <i>Un poeme dans chaque livre.</i> Paris: Louis Broder, 1956. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>November 12-13, 2020</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> LEWIS, James Otto. [<i>Aboriginal Port Folio.</i> Philadelphia: Published by the Author, 1835-1836]. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> [ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPTS]. BOOK OF HOURS, use of Rome, in Latin. [Southern Netherlands (Ghent or Bruges), c.1460]. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> MORE, Thomas, Sir. <i>The Workes ... wrytten by him in the Englysh tongue.</i> Edited by William Rastell. London, 1557. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>November 12-13, 2020</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> [KELMSCOTT PRESS]. MORRIS, William. <i>Love is Enough.</i> Hammersmith: The Kelmscott Press, 1897. $5,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> LINCOLN, Abraham. Autograph endorsement signed as President (“A. Lincoln”), 24 February 1863. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> WASHINGTON, George. Address panel with autograph free frank signed ("G:o Washington"), as Commander in Chief of the Continental Army, 5 August 1777. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>November 12-13, 2020</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> GOREY, Edward. <i>The Beastly Baby.</i> N.p.: The Fantod Press, 1962. $1,000 to $1,500.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> FROST, Robert. Photographic reproduction signed and inscribed ("Robert Frost”), to R.V. Thornton, 1955. $1,000 to $1,500.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> GOREY, Edward. <i>The Bug Book.</i> New York: Looking Glass Library, 1959. $500 to $700.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Book of Hours with Illuminated Miniatures, France, mid-15th century. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Conradus de Alemania [Halberstadt the Elder], <i>Concordantiae Bibliorum,</i> Strassburg, 1474. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Christopher Marlowe, <i>The Jew of Malta,</i> London, 1633. Earliest extant edition of this antiauthoritarian Elizabethan play. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b><br>Sir Isaac Newton, <i>The Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy,</i> first edition in English, 2 volumes, London, 1729. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> John Rae, <i>Narrative of an Expedition to the Shores of the Arctic Sea in 1846 and 1847,</i> first edition, London, 1850. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Philip Pittman, <i>The Present State of the European Settlements on the Mississippi…,</i> first edition, London, 1770. $10,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Cyanotype of an anatomy class at Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1895. $300 to $400.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Equine veterinary formulary, manuscript on paper, East Earl, Pennsylvania, circa 1860. $400 to $600.
  • <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> REGAMEY, Felix (1844-1906). Unique drawing showing Verlaine and Rimbaud in London, September 1872. €70,000 to 100,000
    <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> LABORDE, Alexandre de (1773-1842). <i>Voyage pittoresque et historique de l’Espagne.</i> Paris : 1806-1820. €20,000 to 30,000
    <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> BOCCACE, Jean (1313-1375). <i>Il Decamerone…</i> Venise : Gabriele Giolito di Ferrari, 1542.<br>€ 12,000 to 15,000
    <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> LAMBERT, Yvon (1936). Full collection of writings from <i>Une rêverie émanée de mes loisirs.</i> Paris : 1992 - 2018. €50,000 to 70,000
    <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> JOUVE, Paul (1878-1973) -- KIPLING, Rudyard (1865-1936). <i>La Chasse de Kaa.</i> Paris : Javal & Bourdeaux, 1930. €2,000 to 3,000