• <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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Thirty-four Auctions Archived, 24 Sales Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday, June 17, 2017, 34 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 13 denominated in euros, 3 in British pounds, and 18 in US dollars.  Turnover was $17,505,351 as 8,573 lots were offered and 5,792 sold for a 68% success rate.  The average lot brought $3,022.

 

5 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

ChristiesBooks and Manuscripts on June 15th: $6,854,875 
SothebysFine Books and Manuscripts, Including Americana on June 13th: $1,724,188 
ChristiesMusical Masterpieces from the Metropolitan Opera Guild Collection on June 15th: $1,359,125 
ChristiesOrnithology Library of Gerald Dorros on June 15th: $1,332,625 
BonhamsFine Books, Atlases, Manuscripts and Photographs on June 14th: $1,208,841 

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

Bruun RasmussenPrints on June 13th: 181.77% 
BonhamsFine Books, Atlases, Manuscripts and Photographs on June 14th: 141.42% 
Potter and Potter AuctionsThe Grossman/Nicholson Collection II on June 10th: 114.41% 
Keys Fine Arts AuctioneersThree Day Books and Ephemera Sale on June 9th: 110.08% 
Cowans AuctionsAmerican History on June 9th: 102.46% 


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

Forum Auctions in ItalyAntiquarian and Rare Books on June 8th: 100.00% 
National Book AuctionsBooks, Maps, Ephemera, Photography, Prints, Natural History, Emblems, Audubon, Homann, Roscoe, etc. on June 10th: 100.00% 
National Book AuctionsWest, Everest, Exploration, 16th Century on June 3rd: 100.00% 
Potomack CompanyLive Auction - Books, Prints on June 10th: 100.00% 
Potter and Potter AuctionsThe Grossman/Nicholson Collection II on June 10th: 93.38% 
Winter AssociatesArt - Prints on June 5th: 91.67% 
Cowans AuctionsAmerican History on June 9th: 89.73% 
ChristiesMusical Masterpieces from the Metropolitan Opera Guild Collection on June 15th: 88.46% 
BonhamsFine Books, Atlases, Manuscripts and Photographs on June 14th: 86.02% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on June 13th: 84.62% 
Il PonteInterior Decorations - Day 7 on June 8th: 82.76% 
Il PonteInterior Decoration - Day 5 - Books on June 6th: 80.95% 
 
Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Christies Los Caprichos. on June 15th Actual price: USD $607,500.
  2. Christies A FOUR-ROTOR ("M4") ENIGMA CIPHER MACHINE. Olympia Büromaschinenwerke AG in Erfurt, for Heimsoeth & Rinke, 1944. on June 15th Actual price: USD $547,500.
  3. Christies Autograph music manuscript signed (‘Frz Schubert’) for the Piano Sonata in A flat major, D.557, May 1817. on June 15th Actual price: USD $475,500.
  4. Sothebys VOYAGE DANS L'INTÉRIEUR DE L'AMÉRIQUE DU NORD EXECUTÉ PENDANT LES ANNÉES 1832, 1833 ET 1834. on June 13th Actual price: USD $420,500.
  5. Christies A WORKING APPLE-1 PERSONAL COMPUTER. on June 15th Actual price: USD $355,500.
  6. Christies De humani corporis fabrica libri septem. on June 15th Actual price: USD $343,500.
  7. Christies La Tauromaquia Treinta y tres Estampas que representan diferentes suertes y actitudes del arte de lidiar los Toros. on June 15th Actual price: USD $343,500.
  8. Bonhams The Order of Surrender, typed and signed ("P. H. Pearse") and dated ("29th April 1916/ 3.45 p.m.") 'THE MEMBERS OF THE PROVISIONAL GOVERNMENT...HAVE AGREED TO AN UNCONDITIONAL SURRENDER': PATRICK PEARSE SETS IN HAND HIS OWN MARTYRDOM, bringing with it the on June 14th Actual price: USD $336,640.
  9. Christies The Great West Illustrated in a series of Photographic Views across the Continent; taken along the Line of the Union Pacific Railroad. on June 15th Actual price: USD $319,500.
  10. Christies Signature ("Button Gwinnett"), n.p., n.d. on June 15th Actual price: USD $319,500.
  11. Christies Autograph letter Signed ('W: A: Mozart') to his father [Leopold: 'Mon trés chere Pére'], Vienna, 3 March 1784. on June 15th Actual price: USD $319,500.
  12. Christies The Birds of Australia. on June 15th Actual price: USD $295,500.
  13. Sothebys NOTES ON THE STATE OF VIRGINIA; WRITTEN IN THE YEAR 1781, … on June 13th Actual price: USD $275,000.
  14. Christies Itinerario Voyage ofte Schipvaert naer Oost ofte Portugaels Indien. on June 15th Actual price: USD $247,500.
  15. Christies Nova Francia: Or the Description of that Part of New France, which is one continent with Virginia. Described in the three late Voyages and Plantation made by Monsieur de Monts, Monsieur du Pont-Grané, and Monsieur de Poutrincourt, into three countries cal on June 15th Actual price: USD $247,500.
  16. Christies The Vegetable System. Or, a series of experiments, and observations tending to explain the internal structure, and the life of plants; their growth, and propagation; the number, proportion, and disposition of their constituent parts; with the true course on June 15th Actual price: USD $199,500.
  17. Christies Great News from New-York … His Excellency General Washington … in Person at the Head of Three Thousand of our Troops, crossed the Delaware, attacked the Enemy at Trenton … and after a brisk Action of Thirty-five Minutes, entirely routed them. on June 15th Actual price: USD $175,000.
  18. Christies Daily Federal Republican. on June 15th Actual price: USD $168,750.
  19. Christies The Mammals of Australia. on June 15th Actual price: USD $162,500.
  20. Christies Autograph letter signed ("Go:Washington") to James Jay, Morristown, 12 May 1780. Separate address panel addressed in his hand and bearing his franking signature ("Go:Washington"). on June 15th Actual price: USD $137,500.
  21. Christies The Freeman’s Journal on June 15th Actual price: USD $137,500.
  22. Christies Manuscript Document, the deposition of Mary Daniel against Margaret Scott, Rowley, MA, 4 August 1692. on June 15th Actual price: USD $137,500.
  23. Christies Elementa geometriae. Translated from the Arabic by Adelard of Bath (c. 1080-c. 1152) Edited by Giovanni Campano da Novara (1220-96) on June 15th Actual price: USD $125,000.
  24. Christies The Birds of New Guinea and the adjacent Papuan islands, including many new species recently discovered in Australia. on June 15th Actual price: USD $125,000.
  25. Christies The Birds of Asia. on June 15th Actual price: USD $125,000.



34 total sales reported this week:

PBA Galleries. Rare Books and Manuscripts on June 15th: 66.25%
Christies. Ornithology Library of Gerald Dorros on June 15th: 79.49%
Christies. Musical Masterpieces from the Metropolitan Opera Guild Collection on June 15th: 88.46%
Christies. Books and Manuscripts on June 15th: 71.95%
Michaans Auctions. June Estates Auction on June 10th: 42.62%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Vintage Posters on June 15th: 50.70%
Bonhams. Fine Books, Atlases, Manuscripts and Photographs on June 14th: 86.02%
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 5/25 on June 1st: 33.80%
Swann Galleries. Art, Press & Illustrated Books on June 13th: 74.13%
Sothebys. Fine Books and Manuscripts, Including Americana on June 13th: 57.14%
Dorotheum . Autographs on June 12th: 32.14%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on June 13th: 84.62%
Aguttes. Automobilia on June 10th: 75.61%
Potter and Potter Auctions. The Grossman/Nicholson Collection II on June 10th: 93.38%
Potomack Company. Live Auction - Books, Prints on June 10th: 100.00%
Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH. Old and Modern Art, Modern Photography, Antiques on June 9th: 40.49%
Ader. Photographs on June 8th: 40.48%
Moreshet Auctions. Judaica - Books, Manuscripts, Letters on June 7th: 64.06%
Il Ponte. Interior Decorations - Day 8 on June 9th: 75.00%
Il Ponte. Interior Decorations - Day 7 on June 8th: 82.76%
Il Ponte. Interior Decorations - Day 6 on June 7th: 70.83%
Il Ponte. Interior Decoration - Day 5 - Books on June 6th: 80.95%
Il Ponte. Interior Decoration - Day 4 - Prints on June 5th: 47.83%
Profiles in History. Animation and Disneyana on June 9th: 57.23%
Profiles in History. Historical and Pop Culture on June 8th: 49.62%
Winter Associates. Art - Prints on June 5th: 91.67%
National Book Auctions. Books, Maps, Ephemera, Photography, Prints, Natural History, Emblems, Audubon, Homann, Roscoe, etc. on June 10th: 100.00%
National Book Auctions. West, Everest, Exploration, 16th Century on June 3rd: 100.00%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Three Day Books and Ephemera Sale on June 9th: 77.51%
Cowans Auctions. American History on June 9th: 89.73%
Forum Auctions in Italy. Antiquarian and Rare Books on June 8th: 100.00%
Nosbüsch & Stucke. Rare Books and Prints - Day 2 on June 3rd: 57.48%
Nosbüsch & Stucke. Rare Books and Prints - Day 1 on June 2nd: 55.90%
Rago Arts and Auctions. Remix: Effortless Style - Prints and Photographs on June 10th: 60.00%


For the week ahead 24 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jun. 19th
Adams Amsterdam Auctions. Amsterdam. Books, Prints. 248 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 83 lots

Tue. Jun. 20th
Pandolfini. Florence . Books, Manuscripts and Autographs. 122 lots
Pandolfini. Florence . Prints and Drawings from the 16th to the 20th Century. 186 lots
Henri Godts Books and Prints Auctions. Bruxelles . Books. 575 lots
Stockholms Auktionsverk. Stockholm. Rare Books, Maps and Manuscripts. 327 lots
Winner's Auctions and Exhibitions. Jerusalem. Books and Manuscripts. 98 lots
Ader. PARIS. Letters and Autographs. 333 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Books and Manuscripts. 111 lots

Thu. Jun. 22nd
Bolaffi Ambassador Auctions. Milan. Rare Books and Autographs. 782 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper. 475 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Books and Works on Paper. 416 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Bonnie and Clyde - Online bidstart 6/15. 131 lots
PIASA. Paris. Masters : prints, books, and multiples XXe Including Andy Warhol : L’intégrale. 35 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Fine and Decorative Arts - Prints, Books, etc.. 111 lots
Kestenbaum and Company. New York. Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts, Autograph Letters & Graphic Art. 343 lots
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Fine Art - Prints and Photography. 102 lots

Fri. Jun. 23rd
PIASA. Paris. Asian Art - Books and Prints. 88 lots
Ader. PARIS. Ancient and Modern Books.
Ferraton. Bruxelles. Books, Prints, Photographs.

Sat. Jun. 24th
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books.
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Hudson. Fine Auction - Prints. 24 lots

Sun. Jun. 25th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 6/18.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 6/18.

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>