Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Auction Report: September Wrapup

The October roundup's coming soon, but before that, a look back at September.

- The Asian Art Reference Books sale at Christie's New York on 13 September realized $1,290,825. Two lots shared the top price of $74,500: Mizuno and Nagahiro's Yun Kang the Buddhist Cave-Temples of the Fifth Century A.D. in Northern China (1951-1956) and Great Paintings of the Sung Dynasty (1975).

- Sale prices for the PBA Galleries 13 September Rare Books & Manuscripts: The Property of Jane Hohfield Galante sale are here. The untrimmed copy of the first edition of Smith's Wealth of Nations was the top lot, at $90,000. Darwin's copy of Bewick's British Birds didn't do as well as anticipated, fetching $54,000. The other expected top lots failed to sell.

- Results of the 13 September Bibliophile Sale at Bloomsbury are here.

- The top lot at the 20 September Children's, Conjuring, Private Press and Modern First Editions at Bloomsbury on 20 September was an original Arthur Rackham illustration, which made £10,000.

Dominic Winter Auctions sold Printed Books and Historical Documents, Important British Atlases & Maps on 19 September (results), and "A Gentleman's Library" on 20 September (results).

- At the Bonhams Oxford sale of Printed Books and Maps on 25 September, the top lot was a fine binding copy of a 1904 edition of Malory's Mort d'Arthur, done by Chivers of Bath. It sold for £6,875.

- On 27 September PBA Galleries sold Americana, African-American History, Travel & Exploration, Cartography from the library from Jane Galante. Results are here. The top price went to a Carl Bodmer aquatint, which sold for $18,000.

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