• <b>Sotheby’s New York: The Maurice Neville Collection of Modern Literature (Part III). April 24, 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s NY Apr. 24:</b> Clemens, Samuel L. <i>The Writings Of Mark Twain.</i> New York And London: Harper & Brothers, 1904to1906. $80,000 to 120,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY Apr. 24:</b> Biggers, Earl Derr. <i>The House Without a Key</i>. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1925. $7,000 to 10,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY Apr. 24:</b> Bukowski, Charles. Extensively revised typescript of his novel <i>Factotum</i>. [Los Angeles, c. 1973 to 75]. $50,000 to 70,000
    <b>Sotheby’s New York: The Maurice Neville Collection of Modern Literature (Part III). April 24, 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s NY Apr. 24:</b> Dickens, Charles. Autograph quotation from <i>A Christmas Carol</i> signed ("Charles Dickens" With Paraph). $25,000 to 35,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY Apr. 24:</b> Fitzgerald, Zelda. A group of paper dolls with costumes, circa 1927. $25,000 to 35,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY Apr. 24:</b> Hemingway, Ernest. <i>Men Without Women</i>. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1928. $25,000 to 35,000
    <b>Sotheby’s New York: The Maurice Neville Collection of Modern Literature (Part III). April 24, 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s NY Apr. 24:</b> Lawrence, T. E. Autograph letter signed ("TE Shaw") completing the order for George VII — The Brough Superior motorcycle on which he was killed. $5,000 to 7,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY Apr. 24:</b> Steadman, Ralph. "Somewhere Around Barstow". $7,000 to 10,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY Apr. 24:</b> Jones, Robert Tyre ("Bobby"), and O. B. Keeler. <i>Down The Fairway: The Golf Life And Play Of Robert T. Jones, Jr.</i> New York: Minton, Balch, 1927. $7,000 to 10,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY Apr. 24:</b> Ruth, George Herman ("Babe"). <i>Babe Ruth's Own Book Of Baseball</i>. New York & London: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1928. $8,000 to 12,000
  • <b>Seth Kaller:</b> “America the Beautiful”
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> George Washington, Tongue-in-Cheek, Writes James McHenry About His Wife or Mistress—But Funding the Continental Army is the Real Topic
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Young’s Map of the United States
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> President Lincoln & His Most Profitable Client, the Illinois Central Railroad
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Lincoln Thanks Former Pro-Slavery and Newly Republican Congressman for a Fiery Anti-Slavery Speech at a Philadelphia Campaign Rally
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> “A Visit From St. Nicholas” - great association copy inscribed by Clement C. Moore
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Einstein Agrees to Allow “a Short Book on the Hydrogen Bomb” to Use His Statement Made on Eleanor Roosevelt’s TV Show
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> The Building Blocks of Albert Einstein’s Creative Mind
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> A Unique Manuscript Map of Block Island Sound Including Fisher’s and Gardiner’s Islands, the Hamptons, and Montauk Point
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> J.R.R. Tolkien Writes his Proofreader with a Lengthy Discussion of the Lord of the Rings, Including Criticism of Radio Broadcasts of his Work
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Six Benjamin Franklin Signed Receipts – Including his Earliest Obtainable Autograph — Acknowledging a Donation to the Famous Library Company He Founded, and Five Payments for His Pennsylvania Gazette
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Sherman Dishes on Lincoln & Thomas, Meade, Sheridan, Halleck & Grant
  • <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b>  Lewis Morris Rutherfurd, The Moon, From a Negative taken at the Observatory of Mr. L. M. Rutherfurd...May 19, 1874. Est: $5,000-8,000 (Lot 3)
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> Alvin Langdon Coburn. London. With 20 photogravures by Coburn and text by Hilaire Belloc, London and New York: 1909. First edition. Est: $4,000-6,000 (Lot 32)
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> Lee Friedlander, Newark, New Jersey, 1962 and Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1972.<br>Est: $7,000-9,000 (Lot 50)
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> The  papers of Brevet Major General John Gross Barnard (1815-1882), Chief Engineer of the Army of the Potomac. Est: $75,000-100,000 (Lot 160)
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> James Joyce, Dubliners, London: Grant Richards, 1914. First edition. Est: $5,000-8,000 (Lot 362)
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> George Sand, Group of five volumes inscribed to Henry Harrisse. Est: $4,000-6,000 (Lot 405)
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> Thomas More, Sir, Saint [Utopia]: De optimo reip. statu deque nova insula utopia libellus vere aureus… Basel: Froben, March 1518. First Basel edition. Est: $15,000-25,000 (Lot 308)
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> Johannes Brahms, Autograph letter in German signed "Joh. Brahms.” Est: $4,000-6,000 (Lot 285)
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> Kelmscott Press, [Guilelmus, of Tyre, Archbishop]. The History of Godefrey of Boloyne. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1893. Est: $2,000-3,000 (Lot 270)
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> Gilles Robert de Vaugondy, Gilles Didier, Atlas universel...Paris: the author and Boudet, 1757[-58]. Est: $10,000 - $15,000  (Lot 222)
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> John Keats, Lamia, Isabella, the Eve of Saint Agnes and Other Poems. London: Taylor and Hessey, 1820. First edition. Est: $5,000-7,000 (Lot 399)
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> Specimen book of Schumacher & Ettlinge, between 1870-1895. Original roan-backed boards.. Est: $2,000-3,000 (Lot 195)
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4: Autographs</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Ernest Hemingway, Autograph Letter Signed "Love / Mr. Papa," to Marlene Dietrich, Cuba, 1952. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Alexis de Tocqueville, Autograph Letter Signed, on the publication of <i> Democracy in America </i>, 1837. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Thomas Hart Benton, Autograph Manuscript, draft of <i>The Mechanics of Form Organization in Painting</i>, with sketches, 1926. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4: Autographs</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Elliot Erwitt, photograph of Kennedy & Eisenhower, signed by both,<br>c. 1960. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> John Adams, Partly-printed Document Signed, as President, countersigned by Secretary of State Timothy Pickering, 1798. $4,000 to $6,000. 
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Graphite drawing of Albert Einstein, signed by him & the artist, S.N. Swamy, 1950. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4: Autographs</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Autograph Musical Quotation Signed, London, 1888. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Thomas Jefferson, Partly-printed vellum Document Signed, as President, countersigned by Secretary of State James Madison, 1809. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Agatha Christie, Autograph Manuscript notebook with early drafts for numerous novels, Baghdad, circa 1948. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4: Autographs</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Claude Monet, Autograph Letter Signed to Desmond Fitzgerald, in French, 1889. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Photograph of Fidel Castro, Signed & Inscribed, in Spanish, 1955. $3,500 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Frederick Stuart Church, archive of 17 illustrated Autograph Letters Signed to Evander Schley, 1905-11. $5,000 to $7,500.

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12 Auctions Archived, 16 Sales Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 14 January 2017 12 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 2 denominated in euros, 4 in British pounds, and 6 in US dollars.  Turnover was $1,145,170 as 3,853 lots were offered and 2,872 sold for a 75% success rate.

 

We are in the quiet period but the spring will come early this year.



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

Lyon and TurnbullRare Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Photography on January 11th: 122.01% 
Bloomsbury AuctionsEdwin S. Curtis "The North American Indian" - Online on January 9th: 105.32% 


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

National Book AuctionsBooks on January 7th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 1/1 on January 8th: 99.60% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 1/1 on January 8th: 98.47% 
Bloomsbury AuctionsEdwin S. Curtis "The North American Indian" - Online on January 9th: 89.13% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on January 10th: 88.64% 
Michaans AuctionsJanuary Estate Auction on January 7th: 84.62% 
Lyon and TurnbullRare Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Photography on January 11th: 81.29% 
Chiswick AuctionsPrinted Books and Manuscripts on November 30th: 80.15% 
 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Lyon and Turnbull Animal Locomotion. An Electro-Photographic Investigation of Consecutive Phases of Animal Movements 1872-1885. on January 11th Actual price: USD $90,750.
  2. Lyon and Turnbull 1) Wordsworth, William "The Pine Tree upon Monte Mario", Autograph Manuscript Poem, signed; 15 lines including title, with at foot: "Rydal Mount, St. Peter's day (June 29th), 1843. Transcribed for my beloved friend Isabella Fenwick, Wm. Wordsworth", one s on January 11th Actual price: USD $51,425.
  3. Bibliopathos Atlas sive Geographia compendiosa in qua Orbis Terrarum paucis attamen novissimus tabulis ostenditur on December 15th Actual price: USD $45,262.
  4. Bibliopathos Dialogo [...] sopra i due Massimi Sistemi del Mondo Tolemaico, e Copernicano on December 15th Actual price: USD $20,691.
  5. Bibliopathos Atlante Novissimo. on December 15th Actual price: USD $19,875.
  6. Lyon and Turnbull Emilie Schindler's manuscript workbook containing 60pp. of German-Spanish translation notes on January 11th Actual price: USD $11,344.
  7. Bibliopathos Atlas Universel dressé sur les meilleures cartes modernes on December 15th Actual price: USD $10,346.
  8. Heritage Auctions Four Color #4 Donald Duck (Dell, 1940) CGC VG 4.0 Cream to off-white pages. on January 8th Actual price: USD $7,170.
  9. Lyon and Turnbull Syphilis sive Morbus Gallicus. on January 11th Actual price: USD $6,353.
  10. Lyon and Turnbull 2pp. typed letter signed in red ink sent from Oskar Schindler to Emilie Schindler, on January 11th Actual price: USD $5,748.
  11. Bibliopathos Liber epistolarum beati Augustini episcopi hipponensis ecclesie on December 15th Actual price: USD $5,690.
  12. Lyon and Turnbull A General History of Birds. on January 11th Actual price: USD $5,143.
  13. Lyon and Turnbull Idem] The Blue Fairy Book, 1889. First edition, with an ALS from Laing to Thomas Hutchison laid-in, commenting, "This book is only meant for children...", 8 full-page illustrations, 16pp. publisher's catalogue dated August 1889; Lang, Andrew The Red Fairy on January 11th Actual price: USD $4,840.
  14. Michaans Auctions Sally's Back and "Frances Duckling" on January 7th Actual price: USD $4,720.
  15. Lyon and Turnbull A Voyage Round Great Britain.. on January 11th Actual price: USD $4,538.
  16. Lyon and Turnbull Book of Common Prayer, 1636/7 The Booke of Common Prayer... on January 11th Actual price: USD $4,538.
  17. Lyon and Turnbull Die unbesungenen Helden. on January 11th Actual price: USD $4,538.
  18. Lyon and Turnbull Alexandria. on January 11th Actual price: USD $4,538.
  19. PBA Galleries Zwen Tractatus des hocherfarnen... 1. De viribus membrorum spiritualium, II. De Electro. Mit Erklärung ettlicher Wörter und Praeparationum on January 12th Actual price: USD $4,500.
  20. PBA Galleries Reichenbachia. Orchids Illustrated and Described on January 12th Actual price: USD $4,200.
  21. Lyon and Turnbull The Old Closes & Streets of Glasgow. on January 11th Actual price: USD $3,933.
  22. Lyon and Turnbull Postcard, post-marked 31.7.57, handwritten and signed, to Emilie Schindler, 15 x 10.5cm Provenance: From the estate of Emilie Schindler and thence by descent on January 11th Actual price: USD $3,933.
  23. Lyon and Turnbull A Collection of the Most Remarkable Accounts that Relate to the families of Scotland, Drawn from their owne charters... on January 11th Actual price: USD $3,933.
  24. Lyon and Turnbull Lord of the Flies on January 11th Actual price: USD $3,933.
  25. Lyon and Turnbull Opera Inedita... Goettingen: Joann. Christian. on January 11th Actual price: USD $3,630.




12 total sales reported this week:

PBA Galleries. Rare Medicine & Science: Inventory of Edwin V. Glaser Rare Books on January 12th: 44.59%
National Book Auctions. Books on January 7th: 100.00%
Bibliopathos. Fine and Valuable Books on December 15th: 15.67%
Chiswick Auctions. Canals and River Books on September 21st: 77.40%
Chiswick Auctions. Printed Books and Manuscripts on November 30th: 80.15%
Lyon and Turnbull. Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Photography on January 11th: 81.29%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Edwin S. Curtis "The North American Indian" - Online on January 9th: 89.13%
Winter Associates. Mid-Century Modern - Prints on January 9th: 51.72%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on January 10th: 88.64%
Michaans Auctions. January Estate Auction on January 7th: 84.62%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 1/1 on January 8th: 98.47%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 1/1 on January 8th: 99.60%

 

For the week ahead 16 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jan. 16th
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Prints from the Collection of Clifford and Rosemary Ellis. 163 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 89 lots

Tue. Jan. 17th
Kedem Auction. Jerusalem . Online Auction – Jewish Art and Artists. 518 lots

Wed. Jan. 18th
Sothebys. New York. Alexander Hamilton: An Important Family Archive. 77 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Prints, Multiples and Photography. 138 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Post War and Contemporary Art. 113 lots
Grays Auctioneers. Cleveland, . Fine Art, Furniture and Decorative Arts - Prints. 54 lots
JellyFishTree. Johannesburg. Collectible Books. 145 lots

Thu. Jan. 19th
Bonhams. London. A Gentleman's Library. 15 lots
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. West Palm Beach, Florida . Palm Beach January Auction. 38 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Olympic Memorabilia - Internet bidstart 1/12. 12 lots

Sat. Jan. 21st
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Antiques and Accessories - Books and Prints. 58 lots
Sothebys. Paris. Comic Strips. 71 lots
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books, Art, Ephemera, and Collectibles.

Sun. Jan. 22nd
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 1/15.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 1/15.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>Old World Auctions, Apr. 26:</b> Lot 37. Anonymous, <i>[Untitled - Ancient World]</i>, 1553. Est. $20,000 - $23,000
    <b>Old World Auctions, Apr. 26:</b> Lot 45. Cellarius, <i>Haemisphaerium Stellatum Australe</i>, 1708. Est. $2,400 - $3,000
    <b>Old World Auctions, Apr. 26:</b> Lot 51. Kircher, <i>Systema Ideale quo Exprimitur</i>, 1665. Est. $1,600 - $1,900
    <b>Old World Auctions, Apr. 26:</b> Lot 152. David H. Vance, <i>Map of the United States of North America</i>, 1825. Est. $8,000 - $10,000
    <b>Old World Auctions, Apr. 26:</b> Lot 309. Mark Storm, <i>Official Texas Brags Map of North America</i>, 1948. Est. $350 - $425
    <b>Old World Auctions, Apr. 26:</b> Lot 426. B. Crété, <i>Carte Symbolique de l'Europe / Europe en 1914</i>, 1915. Est. $2,000 - $2,300
    <b>Old World Auctions, Apr. 26:</b> Lot 636. Hartmann Schedel, <i>Folio LXIIII - Destruccio Iherosolime</i>, 1493. Est. $1,100 - $1,400
    <b>Old World Auctions, Apr. 26:</b> Lot 649. Heinrich Bunting, <i>Asia Secunda pars Terrae in Forma Pegasi</i>, 1581. Est. $3,000 - $3,750
    <b>Old World Auctions, Apr. 26:</b> Lot 747. Theodore de Bry, <i> [Lot of 22 - Complete Set of De Bry's Virginia Natives]</i>, 1590. Est. $6,000 - $7,000
    <b>Old World Auctions, Apr. 26:</b> Lot 769. Lotter/Lobeck, <i>Atlas Geographicus Portatilis</i>, 1760. Est. $1,900 - $2,200
    <b>Old World Auctions, Apr. 26:</b> Lot 772. Henry Teesdale, <i>A New General Atlas of the World</i>, 1835. Est. $1,200 - $1,500
    <b>Old World Auctions, Apr. 26:</b> Lot 777. Marco Coltellini, <i>[3 Volumes] Il Gazzettiere Americano</i>, 1763. Est. $5,500 - $7,000
  • <b>Now in press: 19th Century Shop’s Catalog 170 Great Books and Photos. Please inquire for a copy.</b>
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> <i>The First American Magna Carta. English Liberties.</i> Boston, 1721.
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> Babbage presentation to Peel, the man who killed the Difference Engine 1832
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> The Stamp Act. 1765
    <b>Now in press: 19th Century Shop’s Catalog 170 Great Books and Photos. Please inquire for a copy.</b>
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> Central Park Photographs by Prevost 1862
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> Salem Witch Trials. Wonders of the Invisible World 1693
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> Mammoth print of Millie-Christine, "The Carolina Twins" c. 1868
  • <b>Bonhams, March 9. Fine Books and Manuscripts, Including the Kennedy Years</b>
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> BROWNING, ELIZABETH BARRETT. Autograph Manuscript Initialed ("E.B.B."), being the working notebook for the poems contained in <i>The Seraphim and Other Poems</i>. $400,000 to 600,000
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> WILDE, OSCAR. Two leaves, pp 31-34, from the first appearance of <i>The Picture of Dorian Gray in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine for July, 1890</i>, with Wilde's autograph revisions. $40,000 to 60,000
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>Comedies, Histories and Tragedies; Published according to the true Originall Copies. Second Impression. [THE SECOND FOLIO.]</i> $200,000 to 300,000
    <b>Bonhams, March 9. Fine Books and Manuscripts, Including the Kennedy Years</b>
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> KENNEDY, JOHN FITZGERALD. Photograph Signed ("John F. Kennedy") and Inscribed, 8 x 10 inch gelatin silver print, of Senator Kennedy and Miss Barelli, at the swearing of the secretarial oath for Miss Barelli. $1,200 to 1,800
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> COOPER, JAMES FENIMORE. Autograph Manuscript, being Chapter XXVII of <i>Afloat and Ashore</i>. $15,000 to 20,000
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> IRVING, WASHINGTON. Autograph Manuscript, being Chapter 20 from Volume IV of <i>The Life of George Washington</i>. $20,000 to 30,000
    <b>Bonhams, March 9. Fine Books and Manuscripts, Including the Kennedy Years</b>
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> VERNE, JULES. Autograph Manuscript Signed ("Jules Verne"), being the complete short story "<i>Une fantaisie de docteur Ox</i>". $100,000 to 150,000
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> ALCHEMY. <i>[The Crowning of Nature, or Coronatio Naturae.]</i> Original alchemical manuscript on paper, ruled in red, with watermark of the arms of Schieland. $100,000 to 150,000
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> DE JODE, CORNELUS. 1568 - 1600. <i>Quivirae Regnu, Cum Alija Versus Borea</i>. [Antwerp: Arnoldum Coninx, 1593]. $7,000 to 10,000
    <b>Bonhams, March 9. Fine Books and Manuscripts, Including the Kennedy Years</b>
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> HOOKER, JOSEPH DALTON. <i>The Rhododendrons of Sikkim-Himalaya; Being an Account, Botanical and Geographical, of the Rhododendrons Recently Discovered in the Mountains of Eastern Himalaya</i>… $7,000 to 10,000
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> CATLIN, GEORGE. <i>North American Indian Portfolio. Hunting scenes and amusements of the Rocky Mountains and prairies of America. From drawings and notes of the author, made during eight years' travel.</i> $20,000 to 30,000
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> LINCOLN, ABRAHAM. HESLER, ALEXANDER. Platinum print, 8 3/4 x 6 3/4 in, of a beardless Lincoln, 1860.<br>$2,000 to 3,000