• <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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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>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