• <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-eight Auctions Archived, 18 Sales this Week

For the week ended Saturday, July 1, 2017, 28 Auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 9 denominated in euros, 6 in British pounds, 1 in Swedish krona, and 12 in US dollars.  Turnover was $11,912,875 as 7,098 lots were offered and 5,573 sold for a 79% success rate.  Average lot value was $2,138.

 

4 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

SothebysContemporary Art Day Auction - Prints on June 29th: $2,005,250 
Pierre Berge and AssociesLIBRARY OF PIERRE BERGÉ '' MUSIC BEFORE ANYTHING ELSE ... '' MUSICIANS AND POETS IN ASSOCIATION WIT on June 28th: $1,890,880 
SothebysContemporary Art Evening Auction - Prints on June 28th: $1,597,440 
BonhamsPrints and Multiples on June 27th: $1,312,228 


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

Dorotheum Books and Decorative Prints on June 28th: 195.63% 
Cowans AuctionsAn Eclectic Collection: the Library of the Late Dr. Ivan Gilbert of Columbus, Ohio: Timed Bidsquare on June 26th: 141.28% 
FerratonBooks, Prints, Photographs on June 24th: 137.03% 
Stockholms AuktionsverkRare Books, Maps and Manuscripts on June 20th: 136.83% 
Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersFine Auction - Prints on June 24th: 126.19% 
SothebysContemporary Art Day Auction - Prints on June 29th: 109.17% 
Jacksons AuctionWorld Treasures: Important Russian, European, Asian & American Works on June 27th: 108.51% 
AderLetters and Autographs on June 20th: 104.73% 


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

National Book AuctionsBooks on June 24th: 100.00% 
Forum Auctions in ItalyNo Reserve Online Sale: Antiquarian and Rare Books on June 28th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 6/18 on June 25th: 99.45% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 6/18 on June 25th: 95.65% 
Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersFine Auction - Prints on June 24th: 91.67% 
Jacksons AuctionWorld Treasures: Important Russian, European, Asian & American Works on June 27th: 91.67% 
William H. Bunch Auctions and AppraisalsJune Quarterly Fine and Decorative Arts Catalogue on June 27th: 90.91% 
Dorotheum Books and Decorative Prints on June 28th: 82.08% 
Cowans AuctionsAn Eclectic Collection: the Library of the Late Dr. Ivan Gilbert of Columbus, Ohio: Timed Bidsquare on June 26th: 81.97% 
FerratonBooks, Prints, Photographs on June 24th: 80.17% 
 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys CAGE GRID (COMPLETE SET) on June 29th Actual price: USD $1,181,375.
  2. Sothebys RIMINI on June 28th Actual price: USD $748,480.
  3. Sothebys FREISCHWIMMER #81 on June 28th Actual price: USD $640,960.
  4. Dorotheum De humani corporis fabrica libri septem. on June 28th Actual price: USD $395,500.
  5. Sothebys ANDY WARHOL, ‘ELVIS’, 1964  on June 29th Actual price: USD $227,500.
  6. Sothebys ANONYMOUS on June 28th Actual price: USD $208,000.
  7. Bonhams Le Cirque on June 27th Actual price: USD $189,230.
  8. Stockholms Auktionsverk New Kreüterbuch, in welchem nit allein die gantz histori, das ist, namen, gestalt, statt vnd zeit der wachsung, natur, krafft vnd würckung, … on June 20th Actual price: USD $168,438.
  9. Pierre Berge and Associes Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg [Livret annoté par Wagner]. on June 28th Actual price: USD $142,147.
  10. Sothebys LIGHTER GREEN/RED III on June 29th Actual price: USD $105,625.
  11. Bolaffi Ambassador Auctions Civitates Orbis Terrarum. on June 22nd Actual price: USD $103,395.
  12. Dorotheum De historia stirpium commentarii insignes. on June 28th Actual price: USD $98,875.
  13. Sothebys FALTENWURF (GREY) on June 29th Actual price: USD $94,250.
  14. Bonhams Balloon Girl on June 27th Actual price: USD $82,550.
  15. Pierre Berge and Associes Un couPde dés jamais n'abolira le hasard. Épreuves corrigées. on June 28th Actual price: USD $82,525.
  16. Sothebys THE ARRIVAL OF SPRING IN WOLDGATE, EAST YORKSHIRE IN 2011 (TWENTY ELEVEN) - 1 APRIL, 2011 on June 29th Actual price: USD $73,125.
  17. Sothebys MISSING LEBANESE WARS on June 29th Actual price: USD $71,500.
  18. Pierre Berge and Associes Le Cimetière marin. on June 28th Actual price: USD $71,432.
  19. Pierre Berge and Associes Musurgia Universalis sive Ars Magna Consoni et Dissoni in X. Libros digesta. on June 28th Actual price: USD $71,432.
  20. Bolaffi Ambassador Auctions De re militari. on June 22nd Actual price: USD $68,930.
  21. Pierre Berge and Associes The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer now newly imprinted. on June 28th Actual price: USD $60,003.
  22. Pierre Berge and Associes La Gierusalemme liberata (...) con le figure di Bernardo Castello; e le Annotationi di Scipio<br/>Gentili, e di Giulio Guastavini. on June 28th Actual price: USD $53,574.
  23. Pierre Berge and Associes Calligrammes. Poèmes de la paix et de la guerre. (1913-1916). Ondes - Étendards - Case d'Armons - Lueurs des tirs - Obus couleur de lune - La Tête étoilée. on June 28th Actual price: USD $50,003.
  24. Bonhams Flowers on June 27th Actual price: USD $47,625.
  25. Pierre Berge and Associes Le Blason des fleurs où sont contenus plusieurs secrets de medecine. Dédié à tres-illustre Princesse, Marguerite de France, Royne de Navarre. on June 28th Actual price: USD $44,288.



28 total sales reported this week:

Grays Auctioneers. Fine Art - Prints and Photography on June 28th: 62.71%
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. June Quarterly Fine and Decorative Arts Catalogue on June 27th: 90.91%
Pierre Berge and Associes. LIBRARY OF PIERRE BERGÉ '' MUSIC BEFORE ANYTHING ELSE ... '' MUSICIANS AND POETS IN ASSOCIATION WIT on June 28th: 64.62%
PBA Galleries. Americana - World History & Exploration - Natural History on June 29th: 66.82%
Bloomsbury Auctions. The Erotica Sale: Books, Works on Paper, Photographs on June 29th: 73.04%
Sothebys. Contemporary Art Day Auction - Prints on June 29th: 76.19%
Ferraton. Books, Prints, Photographs on June 24th: 80.17%
National Book Auctions. Books on June 24th: 100.00%
Forum Auctions in Italy. No Reserve Online Sale: Antiquarian and Rare Books on June 28th: 100.00%
Chiswick Auctions. Modern & Contemporary Art from A Distinguished Private Collection, Part One on June 27th: 12.50%
Dorotheum . Books and Decorative Prints on June 28th: 82.08%
Jacksons Auction. World Treasures: Important Russian, European, Asian & American Works on June 27th: 91.67%
Bonhams. Entertainment Memorabilia on June 28th: 63.78%
Bolaffi Ambassador Auctions. Rare Books and Autographs on June 22nd: 71.99%
RR Auction. Bonnie and Clyde - Online bidstart 6/15 on June 23rd: 65.65%
Sothebys. Contemporary Art Evening Auction - Prints on June 28th: 75.00%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Fine Auction - Prints on June 24th: 91.67%
Bonhams. Prints and Multiples on June 27th: 68.07%
Stockholms Auktionsverk. Rare Books, Maps and Manuscripts on June 20th: 77.06%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on June 27th: 79.12%
Cowans Auctions. An Eclectic Collection: the Library of the Late Dr. Ivan Gilbert of Columbus, Ohio: Timed Bidsquare on June 26th: 81.97%
Pandolfini. Books, Manuscripts and Autographs on June 20th: 63.93%
Pandolfini. Prints and Drawings from the 16th to the 20th Century on June 20th: 56.99%
Skinner. Discovery - Online Auction - Prints Bidstart 6/15 on June 27th: 62.50%
Ader. Letters and Autographs on June 20th: 68.47%
Eldreds. Fine and Decorative Arts - Prints, Books, etc. on June 23rd: 57.66%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 6/18 on June 25th: 95.65%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 6/18 on June 25th: 99.45%


For the week ahead 18 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jul. 3rd
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. Benjamin Rabier. 311 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 75 lots

Tue. Jul. 4th
Rossini. Paris. Engravings, etc.. 9 lots

Wed. Jul. 5th
Bonhams. London. Prints and Multiples. 364 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Cricket Books and Works on Paper. 83 lots
Aguttes. Neuilly-sur-Seine . Post Cards and Posters. 86 lots
Sothebys. London. Treasures: Lot 19, Adolph Menzel Book. 1 lots

Thu. Jul. 6th
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Western and Oriental Manuscripts and Miniatures. 175 lots

Fri. Jul. 7th
Vermot de Pas. Paris. Cinema Posters.
Skinner. Marlborough. Irresistible. Unreserved. - Books, Prints - bidstart 6/21. 79 lots

Sat. Jul. 8th
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. Fine Books and Manuscripts. 569 lots
Goldberg Coins and Collectibles. LOS ANGELES. Collectibles and Space Memorabilia. 391 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Great American July Auction - Session one: prints, books, ephemera. 234 lots
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Books, Prints. 106 lots

Sun. Jul. 9th
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Summer Estates Auction. 31 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Great American July Auction - Session two: prints, books, ephemera. 185 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 7/2.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 7/2.

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>