• <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July 8: Rare Books & Manuscripts</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions July 8:</b><br> Walter Gibson's Complete Run of The Shadow. 48 bound volumes, 1931-44. $8,000-12,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions July 8:</b><br> Frederic Shoberl, The World in Miniature: Hindoostan. 6 volumes. $2,000-4,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions July 8:</b><br> A Rare Copy of the Earliest Chicago Newspaper to Report on the Great Fire of 1871. $6,000-8,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July 8: Rare Books & Manuscripts</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions July 8:</b><br> Broadside Proclamation by Mayor Roswell B. Mason for the Preservation of Good Order Following the Great Fire of 1871. Chicago. $4,000-6,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions July 8:</b><br> Peter Force Engraving of the Declaration of Independence. One page. Scarce and highly collectable. $15,000-20,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions July 8:</b><br> John Quincy Adams. The Jubilee of the Constitution. A Discourse. First edition. Inscribed. 1839. $3,000-5,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July 8: Rare Books & Manuscripts</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions July 8:</b><br> Cuban Revolution: Expedicion y Desembarco del “Granma.” Havana, ca. 1959. With portraits of the Castro brothers & Che Guevara. $150-250
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions July 8:</b><br> Osuna Ramos. A group of 28 photographs of the Mexican Revolution & aftermath in Mexico City, 1910-1920. 4½ x 6”. $400-600
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions July 8:</b><br> Charles Bukowski. Hot Water Music. First edition with original signed painting. 1983. $2,000-4,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July 8: Rare Books & Manuscripts</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions July 8:</b><br> Alan Ginsberg. Five Page Autographed Letter. Signed. February 10, 1971. $3,000-5,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions July 8:</b><br> Andy Warhol’s Children’s Book. Featuring 12 color illustrations. Signed 5 times. 1983. $5,000-7,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions July 8:</b><br> Albrecht Durer. The Martyrdom Saint John the Evangelist. Woodcut, 1511 edition. $1,000-2,000
  • <b>Bonhams, inviting consignments for Sep 27:</b> Newton. <i>Philosophiae naturalis principia mathematica</i>. London, 1687.
    <b>Bonhams, inviting consignments for Sep 27:</b> Josephus. <i>De antiquitate Judaica.</i> Lubeck, 1475-76.
    <b>Bonhams, inviting consignments for Sep 27:</b> Carlerius. <i>Sporta fragmentorum, Sportula fragmentorum</i>. Brussels, 1478-79.
    <b>Bonhams, inviting consignments for Sep 27:</b> Fridolin. <i>Der Schatzbehalter</i>. Nuremberg, 1491.
    <b>Bonhams, inviting consignments for Sep 27:</b> Pinder. <i>Der beschlossen gart des rosenkrantz marie</i>. Nuremberg, 1505.
    <b>Bonhams, inviting consignments for Sep 27:</b> Isidorus Hispalensis. <i>Synonyma de Homine</i>. Nuremberg, 1470-71.
    <b>Bonhams, inviting consignments for Sep 27:</b> Durer. Sammelband including <i>Underweysung der messing</i>. Nuremberg, 1525-29.
  • <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés in association with Sotheby’s:<br>De la musique avant toute chose… June 28, 2017</b>
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés in association with Sotheby’s, Jun 28:</b> Roland de Lassus. [Songs and madrigals]. Album gathering three collections of secular music for tenor. 15.000-20.000 €
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés in association with Sotheby’s, Jun 28:</b> Richard Wagner. <i>Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg.</i> Original edition corrected and annotated by Wagner. 60.000-80.000 €
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés in association with Sotheby’s, Jun 28:</b> Claude Debussy. <i>La Damoiselle élue</i>. Lyrical poem, after D.-G. Rossetti. Limited edition of 160 copies. 6.000-8.000 €
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés in association with Sotheby’s:<br>De la musique avant toute chose… June 28, 2017</b>
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés in association with Sotheby’s, Jun 28:</b> Stéphane Mallarmé. Handwritten notebook made by Geneviève Mallarmé. No place or date [circa 1910]. 10.000-15.000 €
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés in association with Sotheby’s, Jun 28:</b> Henri Sauguet. <i>Les Forains</i>. Ballet. Reduction for piano. Original edition. 20.000-30.000 €
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés in association with Sotheby’s, Jun 28:</b> Athanasius Kircher. <i>Musurgia Universalis sive Ars Magna Consoni et Dissoni in X. Libros digesta.</i> 1650. 30.000-40.000 €
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés in association with Sotheby’s:<br>De la musique avant toute chose… June 28, 2017</b>
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés in association with Sotheby’s, Jun 28:</b> François Villon, & Clément Marot. <i>Les Œuvres de François Villon de Paris, Reviewed and gathered by Clement Marot.</i> 15.000-20.000 €
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés in association with Sotheby’s, Jun 28:</b> Rainer Maria Rilke. <i>Larenopfer</i> (Offrande aux dieux Lares). The second collection of Rainer Maria Rilke, containing ninety poems. 6.000-8.000 €
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés in association with Sotheby’s, Jun 28:</b> Paul Éluard. <i>Capitale de la douleur.</i> One of the most beautiful poetic collections from the first surrealist wave. 15.000-20.000 €
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés in association with Sotheby’s, Jun 28:</b> Pierre de Ronsard. <i>Les Amours</i> ... newly augmented by him, and commented by Marc Antoine de Muret. 40.000-60.000 €
  • <b>19th Century Shop’s Catalog 170 Great Books and Photos. Please inquire for a copy.</b>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Exodus 10:10 to 16:15. Complete Biblical scroll sheet in Hebrew, a Torah scroll panel. Middle East, ca. 10th or 11th century.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Copernicus Refuted. (Astronomy.). Scientific manuscript of a course of studies at Collège de la Trinité, Lyon. 1660s.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Israel’s War of Independence and the Early Days of the IDF. 58 photographs presented to Israel Ber, IDF officer and later convicted spy.
    <b>19th Century Shop’s Catalog 170 Great Books and Photos. Please inquire for a copy.</b>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Early Unpublished Darwin letter on the races of man. Autograph Letter Signed [to Henry Denny]. Down, Kent, June 1, [1844].
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Classic Image of American Slavery. Kimball, M. H. <i>Emancipated Slaves</i>. New York: George Hanks, 1863.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> (Underground Railroad.) Scaggs, Isaac. Important Runaway Slave Poster: $500 Reward Ran away, or decoyed from the subscriber…

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Twenty Auctions Archived, 16 Sales Upcoming

For the week ended Saturday, February 26th, 20 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; one denominated in Danish krona, 4 in euros, 3 in British pounds, 1 in Mexican pesos, and 11 in US dollars.  Turnover was $3,398,721 as 6,722 lots were offered and 5,121 lots sold for a 76% success rate.


4 auctions saw total sales exceed 100% of the high estimates of all lots offered in the sale: 

TooveysPostcards, Autographs and Ephemera on February 21st: 177.03% 
De Baecque and AssociesWeapons - War - Historical Memory on February 22nd: 169.63% 
Cowans AuctionsProperty of N. Flayderman & Co. on February 21st: 152.74% 
ALDECollection Gerard Vidalenche - Artist's Books on February 21st: 127.29% 


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

Heritage AuctionsManuscripts and Autographs on February 17th: 100.00% 
Aspire AuctionsPrints - Internet bidstart 2/10 on February 18th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsScott W. Dawson Weekly Internet Auction - Books on February 18th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 2/12 on February 19th: 99.75% 
National Book AuctionsBooks, Art and Ephemera - Civil War, Steinbeck, Frontier on February 18th: 99.71% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 2/12 on February 19th: 97.94% 
TooveysPostcards, Autographs and Ephemera on February 21st: 92.26% 
Cowans AuctionsProperty of N. Flayderman & Co. on February 21st: 90.65% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on February 21st: 86.15% 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Cowans Auctions Rare & Important Album Containing CDVs & Cabinet Cards of Wells Fargo Highway Men, Train Robbers, & Other Criminals on February 21st Actual price: USD $46,800.
  2. Cowans Auctions Men of Color, To Arms! To Arms! Now or Never</i>, Exceptionally Rare Civil War Recruitment Broadside on February 21st Actual price: USD $34,800.
  3. RR Auction Prince Signed Handwritten Brit Awards Acceptance Speech on February 16th Actual price: USD $26,228.
  4. Cowans Auctions Charleston Mercury Extra</i>, Rare Broadside Announcing South Carolina Secession, December 1860 on February 21st Actual price: USD $24,000.
  5. RR Auction Prince 'The Screams of Passion' Handwritten Lyrics on February 16th Actual price: USD $23,555.
  6. RR Auction Classic Rock Legends Signatures: Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Canned Heat on February 16th Actual price: USD $23,309.
  7. Cowans Auctions Rare Richmond, Virginia, CSA Broadsides Calling for the Defense of Richmond on February 21st Actual price: USD $22,800.
  8. De Baecque and Associes Henri VIII, roi d’Angleterre. Lettre signée on February 22nd Actual price: USD $22,730.
  9. RR Auction Beatles 1965 'Help!' Grammy Nomination on February 16th Actual price: USD $20,405.
  10. Cowans Auctions Come and Join Us Brothers</i> Very Rare Civil War Colored Troops Recruitment Broadside on February 21st Actual price: USD $18,600.
  11. Cowans Auctions Extraordinary Barbary Wars-Era, United States Naval Officer's POW Diary, Ca 1803-1805 on February 21st Actual price: USD $18,000.
  12. Cowans Auctions Civil War Surgeon and Libby Prison POW William S. Newton Manuscript Archive on February 21st Actual price: USD $16,800.
  13. RR Auction Jimi Hendrix Experience: Electric Ladyland Alternate Album Cover Proof on February 16th Actual price: USD $16,630.
  14. RR Auction Jimi Hendrix Autograph Letter Signed on February 16th Actual price: USD $16,500.
  15. De Baecque and Associes Journal personnel campagne de Chine. on February 22nd Actual price: USD $16,236.
  16. RR Auction Sex Pistols Signed Album on February 16th Actual price: USD $15,919.
  17. De Baecque and Associes Correspondance d’Afrique. on February 22nd Actual price: USD $15,586.
  18. RR Auction Beatles Signed Photograph on February 16th Actual price: USD $15,000.
  19. RR Auction Prince Autograph Letter Signed on February 16th Actual price: USD $14,854.
  20. ALDE L’Inclémence lointaine. on February 21st Actual price: USD $14,438.
  21. RR Auction Prince Autograph Letter Signed in Card on February 16th Actual price: USD $13,829.
  22. PBA Galleries The San Francisco Directory for the Year 1852-53: Embracing a general directory of citizens; a street directory; a new and complete map of the city; and an appendix of general information, an almanac, etc. First Publication on February 23rd Actual price: USD $13,200.
  23. Cowans Auctions Exceptional Confederate Broadsides Concerning Texas Troops, 1862-1864 on February 21st Actual price: USD $13,200.
  24. Cowans Auctions John Brown, Jr., 1861 ALS to Social Reformer Gerrit Smith, Plus Presentation Knife on February 21st Actual price: USD $12,600.
  25. RR Auction Prince Signed Document on February 16th Actual price: USD $12,396.



20 total sales reported this week:

RR Auction. Marvels of Modern Music - Internet bidstart 2/9 on February 16th: 66.00%
PBA Galleries. Americana - Travel & Exploration - World History - Cartography on February 23rd: 58.98%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Books and Works on Paper on February 23rd: 73.48%
De Baecque and Associes. Weapons - War - Historical Memory on February 22nd: 69.03%
Tooveys. Prints on February 22nd: 64.00%
Tooveys. Postcards, Autographs and Ephemera on February 21st: 92.26%
Nosbüsch & Stucke. Rare Books and Prints on February 18th: 65.84%
ALDE. Collection Gerard Vidalenche - Artist's Books on February 21st: 78.70%
Ader. Photography Books: Araki to Ylla on February 16th: 43.45%
Morton Subastas. Books and Documents on February 21st: 38.29%
Cowans Auctions. Property of N. Flayderman & Co. on February 21st: 90.65%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on February 21st: 86.15%
Aspire Auctions. Prints - Internet bidstart 2/10 on February 18th: 100.00%
National Book Auctions. Books, Art and Ephemera - Civil War, Steinbeck, Frontier on February 18th: 99.71%
Alexander Historical Auctions. Historical Militaria on February 18th: 72.66%
Eldreds. Winter Market Auction - Prints and Books on February 18th: 66.67%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 2/12 on February 19th: 97.94%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 2/12 on February 19th: 99.75%
Heritage Auctions. Scott W. Dawson Weekly Internet Auction - Books on February 18th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Manuscripts and Autographs on February 17th: 100.00%


For the week ahead 16 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Feb. 27th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 75 lots

Tue. Feb. 28th
Kedem Auction. Jerusalem . Jucaica: Books, Manuscripts, Letters. 387 lots

Wed. Mar. 1st
Bonhams. London. Fine Books and Manuscripts. 209 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books, Maps and Documents. 520 lots
Christies. New York. Contemporary Editions. 203 lots
Ader. PARIS. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 167 lots
Audap and Mirabaud. PARIS. Old and Modern Prints, Photographs, Ancient and Modern Books. 340 lots

Thu. Mar. 2nd
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Prints. 116 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. 19th and 20th Century Prints and Drawings. 634 lots
PIASA. Paris. Interiors - Prints. 59 lots
Charlton Hall. West Columbia, SC. ARTURO PERALTA-RAMOS ESTATE. 111 lots

Sat. Mar. 4th
Treadway Toomey Auctions. Oak Park. The Butch McGuire’s Collection - and - 20th Century Art and Design - Prints. 80 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Western Americana Postcards, Vintage Photographs, and Stocks. 918 lots

Sun. Mar. 5th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 2/26.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 2/26.
Carlsen Gallery. Greenville, NY. Early March Antique Auction - Books and Prints. 16 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>Cowan’s Auctions: An Eclectic Collection: The Library of the Late Dr. Ivan Gilbert of Columbus.<br>June 5-26</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, June 5-26:</b> [Voyages and Travel] Churchill's Voyages 1732 - Complete in 6 Volumes.<br>$5,000 - $7,500.
    <b>Cowan’s, June 5-26:</b> [Illustrated] Alice by Salvador Dali, Signed and Limited. $3,000 - $5,000
    <b>Cowan’s, June 5-26:</b> [Literature] The Little Prince - Signed/Limited First French Edition, 1943; #61 of 260. $5,000 - $7,500
    <b>Cowan’s Auctions: An Eclectic Collection: The Library of the Late Dr. Ivan Gilbert of Columbus.<br>June 5-26</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, June 5-26:</b> [Literature] Gone With The Wind, 1st in DJ, May, 1936. $1,500 - $2,500
    <b>Cowan’s, June 5-26:</b> [Literature - Modern Firsts] Rare Henry Miller, Tropic of Cancer, Obelisk Press Paris - 1934. $2,000 - $3,000
    <b>Cowan’s, June 5-26:</b> [[Sporting - Fishing] Rare - Lee Sturges, Salmon Fishing New Brunswick, 1 of 50 Printed - 7 Original Etchings.<br>$4,000 - $6,000
    <b>Cowan’s Auctions: An Eclectic Collection: The Library of the Late Dr. Ivan Gilbert of Columbus.<br>June 5-26</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, June 5-26:</b> [Voyages and Travel - Maritime] Rare Ledyard Account of Cook's Last Voyage, 1783 Hartford, Howes "d".<br>$10,000 - $15,000
    <b>Cowan’s, June 5-26:</b> [Illustrated - Maxfield Parrish] Knave of Hearts, Scribner's, 1st Hardback Edition, 1925 Parrish Illustrations.<br>$750 - $1,000
    <b>Cowan’s, June 5-26:</b> [Bible - Illustrated - Cartography) Massive Dutch Bible, 1682, Contemporary Colored Maps, Working Brass Clasps. $2,500 - $3,500
    <b>Cowan’s Auctions: An Eclectic Collection: The Library of the Late Dr. Ivan Gilbert of Columbus.<br>June 5-26</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, June 5-26:</b> [Women Suffrage - Civil Rights - Autographs] A Unique Extra-Illustrated Life of Susan B. Anthony. $15,000 - $20,000
    <b>Cowan’s, June 5-26:</b> [18th Century French Manuscript] Unpublished History of Belle-Isle-En-Mer, 1754 With Watercolor Illustration.<br>$10,000 - $15,000
    <b>Cowan’s, June 5-26:</b> [Illustrated - Children's - Movable] Wonderful 19th Century Lothar Meggendorfer Moveable Book. $750 - $1,000
  • <b>Forum Auctions: Online Sale of Cricket Books and Works on Paper. Now through July 5, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, now thru Jul 5:</b> Wisden (John). <i>Cricketers' Almanack for 1896</i>, original cloth, 1896. £15,000 to 20,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, now thru Jul 5:</b> Wisden (John). <i>The Cricketers' Almanack for the year 1869</i>, excellent copy of the scarce sixth edition, 1869. £10,000 to 15,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, now thru Jul 5:</b> Wisden (John). <i>Cricketers' Almanack for 1916</i>, with tribute to W.G. Grace by Lord Harris, original cloth, 1916. £5,000 to 6,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Online Sale of Cricket Books and Works on Paper. Now through July 5, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, now thru Jul 5:</b> Lillywhite (Frederick) and Arthur Haygarth. <i>Cricket Scores and Biographies of Celebrated Cricketers</i>, vol. 1 - 16 [a complete run], 1862-2003. £750 to 1,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, now thru Jul 5:</b> Trumper (Victor). Postcard of Victor Trumper, signed by Trumper on image, 1905. £300 to 400
    <b>Forum Auctions, now thru Jul 5:</b> Crombie (Charles). <i>Laws of Cricket</i>, 1907; and 29 others. £150 to 200
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries: Inviting Quality Consignments</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 30:</b> Carte-de-visite album featuring a previously unrecorded image of Harriet Tubman, 1860s. Sold for $161,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 7:</b> Hovhannes Amira Dadian, first world atlas in Armenian, Venice, 1849. Sold for $37,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 16:</b> T.E. Lawrence, <i>Seven Pillars of Wisdom</i>, privately printed edition, inscribed, London, 1926. Sold for $62,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries: Inviting Quality Consignments</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Feb 14:</b> 22 large-format photographs from NASA missions, 1965-84. Sold for $43,750.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 21: </b> Charles M. Schulz, <i>Here Comes the Big Polar Bear</i>, pen & ink, 4-panel Peanuts comic strip, 1957. Sold for $12,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Elliott Erwitt, photograph of JFK & Eisenhower, signed by both, 1960. Sold for $32,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries: Inviting Quality Consignments</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9:</b> John Milton, <i>Paradise Lost</i>, first edition, London, 1668. Sold for $22,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 30:</b> Frederick Douglass, Autograph Letter Signed to George Alfred Townsend, Washington, 1880. Sold for $100,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Jan 26:</b> <i>Les Maîtres de l'Affiche</i>, 5 volumes, Paris, 1896-1900. Sold for $47,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries: Inviting Quality Consignments</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 16:</b> James Joyce, <i>Ulysses</i>, first edition, number 724 on handmade paper, Paris, 1922. Sold for $33,750.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9:</b> Single leaf of the Gutenberg Bible, Mainz, 1455, in a copy of Newton's <i>A Noble Fragment</i>. Sold for $52,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 27:</b> The Book of Mormon, first edition, Palmyra, NY, 1830. Sold for $52,500.