• <b>Skinner: Early English Books<br>A Single Owner Sale. July 20, 2018</b>
    <b>Skinner, July 20:</b> Cranmer, Thomas (1489-1556). <i>Catechismus, That is to Say, a Shorte Instruction into Christian Religion...</i> London, 1548. First edition. $12,000 to $18,000
    <b>Skinner, July 20:</b> Donne, John (1572-1631). <i>Pseudo-Martyr.</i> London: Printed by W[illiam] Stansby for Walter Burre, 1610. First edition. $25,000 to $35,000
    <b>Skinner, July 20:</b> Fletcher, Giles (1549?-1611). <i>The Russe Common Wealth, or Maner of Gouernement by the Russe Emperour…</i> London, 1591. First edition. $15,000 to $25,000
    <b>Skinner, July 20:</b> Gabelkover, Oswald (1539-1616). <i>The Boock of Physicke.</i> Dordrecht: Isaack Caen, 1599. First edition. $12,000 to $15,000
    <b>Skinner: Early English Books<br>A Single Owner Sale. July 20, 2018</b>
    <b>Skinner, July 20:</b> Galileo, Galilei (1564-1642) trans. Thomas Salusbury (d. 1666). <i>Mathematical Collections and Translations the First Tome.</i> London, 1661. First edition of Galileo's works in English. $35,000 to $50,000
    <b>Skinner, July 20:</b> Higden, Ranulphus (d. 1364). <i>Polycronicon.</i> Translated by John Trevisa, with the 1357-1460 <i>Continuation</i> by William Caxton. Southwark, 1527. $15,000 to $25,000
    <b>Skinner, July 20:</b> Randolph, Bernard (b. 1643). <i>The Present State of the Morea, Called Anciently Peloponnesus…</i> London, 1689. [Bound with] <i>The Present State of the Islands of the Archipelago…</i> $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Skinner, July 20:</b> <i>The Great Herball Newly Corrected.</i> London, 1539. Folio, ESTC lists three U.S. copies; the last copy offered at auction was incomplete and sold in 1949. $25,000 to $35,000
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Luis de Lucena, <i>Arte de Ajedres,</i> first edition of the earliest extant manual on modern chess, Salamanca, circa 1496-97. Sold for $68,750.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Carte-de-visite album with 83 images of prominent African Americans & abolitionists, circa 1860s. Sold for $47,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Gustav Klimt, <i>Das Werk,</i> Vienna & Leipzig, 1918. Sold for $106,250.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Man Ray, <i>[London Transport] – Keeps London Going,</i> 1938. Sold for $149,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Thomas Jefferson, Letter Signed, to Major-General Nathanael Greene, promising reinforcements against Cornwallis, 1781. Sold for $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Nicolas de Fer, <i>L’Amerique Divisee Selon Letendue de ses Principales Parties,</i> Paris, 1713. Sold for $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Russell H. Tandy, <i>The Secret in the Old Attic,</i> watercolor, pencil & ink, 1944. Sold for $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Ernest Hemingway, <i>Three Stories & Ten Poems,</i> first edition of the author's first book, Paris, 1923. Sold for $23,750.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Walker Evans, <i>River Rouge Plant,</i> silver print, 1947. Sold for $57,500.
  • <b>Doyle, online only: Angling Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake" Johnson. July 13-24, 2018</b>
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Zane Grey, Inscribed photograph album depicting Grey and party at Catalina, fishing, and in Arizona. $700 to $1,000
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Eric Taverner, Salmon Fishing...London: Seeley, Service & Co., 1931. $600 to $900
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> The Gentleman Angler. $300 to $500
    <b>Doyle, online only: Angling Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake" Johnson. July 13-24, 2018</b>
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Ken Robinson, Flyfishers' Progress. [London: The Flyfishers' Club, 2000. $200 to $300
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> G. H. Lacy, North Punjab Fishing Club Angler's Handbook. Calcutta: Newman & Co., 1890. $300 to $500
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> J. Harrington Keene, Fly-Fishing and Fly-Making for Trout, etc. New York, 1887. $200 to $300
    <b>Doyle, online only: Angling Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake" Johnson. July 13-24, 2018</b>
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Arthur Macrate, The History of The Tuna Club, Avalon, Santa Catalina Island, California, 1948. $400 to $600
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Joseph D. Bates Jr. Streamer Fly Tying and Fishing. Harrisburg, PA: The Stackpole Company, 1966. $800 to $1,200
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Paul Schmookler and Ingrid V. Sils. Rare and Unusual Fly Tying Materials: A Natural History. $300 to $500
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Herbert Hoover, Fishing For Fun - And To Wash Your Soul. New York: Random House, 1963. $400 to $600
  • <b>Potter & Potter Auctions: Fine Books & Manuscripts. July 28, 2018</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 372: Martin Luther King Jr. March for Freedom Now! Placard. Chicago, 1960. 28 x 22”. $3,000 to $6,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 567: Warhol, Andy. Tate Gallery Exhibition Booklet, Signed on the Cover by Warhol. Tate Gallery, 1971. $700 to $900
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 72: Mitchell, Margaret. <i>Gone With the Wind.</i> New York: The Macmillan Co., 1936. First edition, first issue. $4,000 to $5,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions: Fine Books & Manuscripts. July 28, 2018</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 468: Photo Archive Documenting the 1930s—50s Chicago Jazz and Night Club Scene. A significant collection. $2,000 to $4,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 143: Dr. Seuss. <i>Oh Say Can You Say.</i> 1979, First Edition, Signed. $200 to $300
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 285: [Maps] Thomas G. Bradford. <i>A Comprehensive Atlas, Geographical, Historical & Commercial.</i> Boston: William D. Ticknor, 1835. First Edition. $1,600 to $1,800
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions: Fine Books & Manuscripts. July 28, 2018</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 69: Herman Melville. <i>Moby Dick, or The Whale</i>. New York: Random House, 1930. First Kent Trade Edition. $400 to $600
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 295: John James Audoban. Group of 148 Lithographs from the Birds of America. Philadelphia: J.T. Bowen, ca. 1840s. $600 to $800
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 54: Langston Hughes. <i>One-Way Ticket.</i> New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1949. First edition. $300 to $500
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions: Fine Books & Manuscripts. July 28, 2018</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 7: Ray Bradbury. <i>The Martian Chronicles.</i> With a Wine Label Signed by Bradbury. Garden City: Doubleday, 1950. First edition $300 to $500
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 121. Frank L Baum. <i>The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.</i> Chicago: George M. Hill Co., 1899, 1900. First Edition. $4,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 369. [Declaration of Independence] Peter Force Engraving of the Declaration of Independence. One page; 29 x 26”. From the "American Archives" 1837-1853 series of books. $15,000 to $20,000

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Twenty-one Auctions Archived, 35 Auctions Scheduled this Week

For the week ended Saturday, June 3, 2017, 21 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; one sale denominated in Australian dollars, 12 in euros, 1 in British pounds, 1 in Mexican pesos, and 6 in US dollars.  Sales totaled $2,973,769 as 6,131 lots were offered and 4,397 sold for a 72% success rate.

 

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

Brunk AuctionsOnline Sale: Naturalist Prints and More... Internet bidstart 5/11 on May 25th: 205.37% 
Australian Book AuctionsThe Collection of Michael Aitkin, Esq. The Port Phillip District of New South Wales, The Colony of V on May 29th: 141.64% 
AguttesCollection of Posters on the Theme of SNCF on May 30th: 128.28% 
Il PonteBooks, Manuscripts and Engravings on May 22nd: 109.83% 


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

National Book AuctionsBooks on May 20th: 100.00% 
Australian Book AuctionsThe Collection of Michael Aitkin, Esq. The Port Phillip District of New South Wales, The Colony of V on May 29th: 99.57% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 5/21 on May 28th: 99.34% 
Aspire AuctionsArt - Prints - bidstart 5/19 on May 27th: 95.83% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 5/21 on May 28th: 95.31% 
Brunk AuctionsOnline Sale: Naturalist Prints and More... Internet bidstart 5/11 on May 25th: 91.23% 
Forum AuctionsImportant Books and Manuscripts on May 24th: 80.43% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Il Ponte Le donne famose (De mulieribus claris). on May 22nd Actual price: USD $75,600.
  2. Aguttes Histoire des Oiseaux Peints dans tous leurs aspects, apparens et sensibles, ornée de planches coloriées. on June 22nd Actual price: USD $50,800.
  3. Aguttes EXPLORATION ANTARCTIQUE - Expéditions Charcot. on May 12th Actual price: USD $29,726.
  4. Il Ponte Horae Beatae Mariae Virginis. on May 22nd Actual price: USD $28,000.
  5. ALDE Observations sur la Virginie, traduites de l'anglois. on May 31st Actual price: USD $27,328.
  6. Aguttes Les Maîtres de l'affiche" - Publication mensuelle contenant la reproduction en couleur des plus belles affiches illustrées de la fin du XIXe siècle. on May 12th Actual price: USD $27,140.
  7. Australian Book Auctions AN ACCOUNT OF THE ENGLISH COLONY IN NEW SOUTH WALES, on May 29th Actual price: USD $23,050.
  8. Morton Subastas Mexico Illustrated in Twenty-Six Drawings. on May 31st Actual price: USD $21,600.
  9. Forum Auctions Vitruvius Britannicus, or The British Architect… on May 24th Actual price: USD $17,738.
  10. Morton Subastas Mapa de los Estados Unidos Mejicanos Arreglado a la Distribución que en Diversos Decretos ha Hecho del Territorio el Congreso General Mejicano. on May 31st Actual price: USD $16,800.
  11. Forum Auctions Bible, Latin.- Biblia Latina cum postillis Nicolai de Lyra et expositionibus Guilelmi Britonis on May 24th Actual price: USD $16,125.
  12. Il Ponte [Composite Atlas]. on May 22nd Actual price: USD $15,400.
  13. Il Ponte Summa de casibus conscientiae. on May 22nd Actual price: USD $15,400.
  14. Aguttes Carte générale de la France faite en 1744. on November 15th Actual price: USD $15,309.
  15. Forum Auctions Shahnama [The Book of Kings] on May 24th Actual price: USD $13,706.
  16. PIASA Yamamoto, 1997 on May 23rd Actual price: USD $12,740.
  17. Il Ponte Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica. on May 22nd Actual price: USD $12,600.
  18. Il Ponte Danthe alighieri fiorentino. on May 22nd Actual price: USD $12,600.
  19. Aguttes Corona Florida Medicimae sive De conservatione sanitatis. Venezia per Johannem de For­livio et Gregorium Fratres, die XX mensis Junii M CCCC LXXXXI on November 15th Actual price: USD $12,526.
  20. Morton Subastas Bando. on May 31st Actual price: USD $11,400.
  21. Il Ponte Compendio y Philosophia y Destreza de las armas reducido a su simplicidad di rigido a Don Juan Ferdinando Baron de Quienburg Saragozza, 1625. on May 22nd Actual price: USD $11,200.
  22. ALDE Voyage autour du monde, principalement à la Californie et aux Iles Sandwich, pendant les années 1826, 1827, 1828, et 1829. on May 31st Actual price: USD $10,931.
  23. Australian Book Auctions SIT NOMEN DOMINI BENEDICTUM. THE EUREKA STOCKADE. on May 29th Actual price: USD $10,638.
  24. Il Ponte BATTHYANY, Conte Antonio Giuseppe. on May 22nd Actual price: USD $9,800.
  25. Aguttes LIVRE D'HEURES (usage de Châlons-sur-Marne: matines, «Benedicta tu / Sancta maria»; tierce, «Rubum quem / Paradisi porta»; vêpres, «Beata mater / Beata es virgo») on May 12th Actual price: USD $9,743.



21 total sales reported this week:

PBA Galleries. The Richard Beagle Collection of Angling & Sporting Books, Part I on June 1st: 66.04%
ALDE. Travel Books, Maps and Plans - Atlases - Globes on May 31st: 51.51%
Forum Auctions. Important Books and Manuscripts on May 24th: 80.43%
Australian Book Auctions. The Collection of Michael Aitkin, Esq. The Port Phillip District of New South Wales, The Colony of V on May 29th: 99.57%
Morton Subastas. Books of Travel, Exploration, Geography on May 31st: 46.87%
Aguttes. Antiquarian Books and Documents on May 12th: 52.94%
Aguttes. Books and Old Paper on June 22nd: 52.00%
Aguttes. Books and Manuscripts on November 15th: 56.11%
Aguttes. Collection of Posters on the Theme of SNCF on May 30th: 79.10%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on May 30th: 74.36%
Aspire Auctions. Art - Prints - bidstart 5/19 on May 27th: 95.83%
Brunk Auctions. Online Sale: Naturalist Prints and More... Internet bidstart 5/11 on May 25th: 91.23%
Neret Minet and Tessier. Marine - Voyages on June 29th: 47.54%
Neret Minet and Tessier. Imagery on December 11th: 38.60%
Neret Minet and Tessier. Posters on May 19th: 46.09%
PIASA. Photographs on May 23rd: 26.62%
Il Ponte. Books, Manuscripts and Engravings on May 22nd: 76.64%
National Book Auctions. Books on May 20th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 5/21 on May 28th: 95.31%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 5/21 on May 28th: 99.34%
Marc van de Wiele Auctions. Books on May 20th: 72.55%


For the week ahead 35 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jun. 5th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 53 lots
Il Ponte. Milan. Interior Decoration - Day 4 - Prints. 23 lots
Bonhams. New York. Animation Art. 292 lots
Winter Associates. Plainville, CT . Art - Prints. 24 lots

Tue. Jun. 6th
Bonhams. New York. Modern and Contemporary Prints and Multiples. 180 lots
Il Ponte. Milan. Interior Decoration - Day 5 - Books. 525 lots
Kedem Auction. Jerusalem . Jewish and Israeli History and Culture. 506 lots
Chiswick Auctions. London. General - Books and Prints. 26 lots

Wed. Jun. 7th
Swann Galleries. New York. Maps and Atlases, Natural History and Color Plate Books. 428 lots
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Three Day Books and Ephemera Sale. 1223 lots
Sothebys. London. The Library of William O’Brien: Property of the Milltown Park Charitable Trust. 379 lots
Bonhams. New York. Fine Books and Manuscripts. 357 lots
Moreshet Auctions. Jerusalem. Judaica - Books, Manuscripts, Letters. 64 lots
Purcell Auctioneers. Birr. Antiques and Collectables -Books and Prints. 70 lots
Il Ponte. Milan. Interior Decorations - Day 6. 48 lots

Thu. Jun. 8th
ALDE. Paris. Autograph Letters and Manuscripts. 423 lots
Profiles in History. Calabasas Hills. Historical and Pop Culture. 133 lots
Il Ponte. Milan. Interior Decorations - Day 7. 29 lots
Christies. Paris. Contemporary Art Day Auction - Prints. 13 lots
Forum Auctions in Italy. Roma. Antiquarian and Rare Books. 80 lots

Fri. Jun. 9th
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. American History. 331 lots
Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH. Berlin-Schoneberg. Old and Modern Art, Modern Photography, Antiques. 205 lots
Profiles in History. Calabasas Hills. Animation and Disneyana. 650 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Books and Prints - Live auction begins May 30. 43 lots
Il Ponte. Milan. Interior Decorations - Day 8. 12 lots
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Lee's Summit . Our 19th Annual Spring Art Auction - Prints. 68 lots

Sat. Jun. 10th
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . June Estates Auction. 61 lots
Potomack Company. Alexandria. Live Auction - Books, Prints. 25 lots
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. The Grossman/Nicholson Collection II. 438 lots
Rachel Davis Fine Arts. Cleveland. Works on Paper - Prints.
Aguttes. Neuilly-sur-Seine . Automobilia. 82 lots
Rago Arts and Auctions. Lambertville. Remix: Effortless Style - Prints and Photographs. 18 lots

Sun. Jun. 11th
Grogan and Company. Dedham. The June Auction - Prints. 22 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 6/4.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 6/4.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>Bonhams: September 25, New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>The Tragedie of Julius Caesar.</i> London, 1623. 1st appearance in print, Complete from the First Folio. Sold for $175,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Ernst, Max. <i>Mr. Knife and Miss Fork</i>. Paris, 1932. DELUXE EDITION. Sold for $15,625
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Cage, John. Autograph musical leaf from his Concert for Piano and Orchestra, NY, 1958. Sold for $18,750
    <b>Bonhams: September 25, New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Einstein, Albert. Signed Passport Photo for his US citizenship application. Bermuda, 1935. Sold for $17,500
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Verard, Antoine. Illuminated printed Book of Hours. Paris, 1507. Sold for $7,500
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Wetterkurzschlussel. German Weather Report Codebook - for Enigma use. Berlin, 1942. Sold for $225,000
    <b>Bonhams: September 25, New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Morelos y Pavon, Jose Maria. Autograph letter signed to El Virrey Venegas, February 5, 1812. Sold for $6,250
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Milne, A.A. Complete set of <i>Winnie-the-Pooh</i> books. 4 volumes. All first issue points. London, 1924-1928. Sold for $5,250
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> A 48-star American Flag, battle worn flown at Guadalcanal and Peleliu, 1942-1944. Sold for $35,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Locke, John. Autograph Letter Signed mourning the death of his friend, William Molyneaux, 2 pp, October 27, 1698. Sold for $20,000
  • <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Charles Darwin on sexuality and the transmission of hereditary characteristics: Autograph Letter Signed to Lawson Tait. Down, 17 January [1877].
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> MILTON, JOHN. <i>Paradise Lost. A Poem written in ten books.</i> London: 1667. A very rare example with the contemporary binding untouched and with a 1667 title page.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Hamilton secures the ratification of the Constitution: <i>The Debates and Proceedings of the Convention of the State of New-York, assembled at Poughkeespsie, on the 17th June, 1788.</i>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> The social contract “Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains”: ROUSSEAU, JEAN-JACQUES. <i>Principes du Droit Politique [Du Contract Social]</i>. Amsterdam: Michel Rey, 1762
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> “The first English textbook on geometrical land-measurement and surveying”: BENESE, RICHARD. <i>This Boke Sheweth the Maner of Measurynge All Maner of Lande…</i>