• <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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21 Auctions Archived, 22 More This Week

For the week ending Saturday, July 8, 21 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database, 8 in U.S. dollars, 4 in British pounds, 6 in euros, 2 in Swiss francs, and 1 in Mexican pesos. Sales were $9.2 million ($9,199,970 for those keeping exact score) as 10,678 lots were offered and 6,839 were sold. That was a soft 64% sell-through rate, while the average lot price came in at $1,345.

 

3 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars:

Profiles in History. Hollywood - Day 1 on June 26th: $1,640,036
Heritage Auctions. Animation Art on July 2nd: $1,415,570
Profiles in History. Hollywood Auction - Day 2 on June 27th: $1,083,550

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

Kedem Auction. Jewish and Israeli History and Culture on June 27th: 259.03%
Profiles in History. Hollywood - Day 1 on June 26th: 135.18%
Profiles in History. Hollywood Auction - Day 3 on June 28th: 120.20%
Neret Minet and Tessier. Benjamin Rabier on July 3rd: 113.53%
Winner's Auctions and Exhibitions. Books and Manuscripts on June 20th: 105.47%


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

Heritage Auctions. Animation Art on July 2nd: 99.13%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 6/25 on July 2nd: 98.85%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 6/25 on July 2nd: 98.11%
Profiles in History. Hollywood - Day 1 on June 26th: 90.46%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on June 29th: 86.17%
Winner's Auctions and Exhibitions. Books and Manuscripts on June 20th: 82.65%

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Profiles in History Casablanca producer Hal Wallis' copy of the shooting script with additional Warner Bros. production file. on June 27th Actual price: USD $168,000.
  2. Profiles in History Edgar Wallace's personal film typescript for King Kong with Wallace's handwritten revisions. on June 27th Actual price: USD $120,000.
  3. Profiles in History Peter Ostrum "Charlie Bucket" Golden Ticket from Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory - Mel Stuart. on June 27th Actual price: USD $96,000.
  4. Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen Das Kapital. Kritik der politischen Oekonomie. Erster Band. Buch 1: Der Produktionsprocess des Kapitals. on July 1st Actual price: USD $84,750.
  5. Winner's Auctions and Exhibitions Letter. Professor Einstein expresses his opinion, "What is the primary worry of the Creator?" Princeton, 1954 on June 20th Actual price: USD $84,000.
  6. OSENAT Lettre autographe signée « Bonapart » au Directeur Paul BARRAS. on July 2nd Actual price: USD $69,825.
  7. Koller Auctions Drei Akte im Wald. 1933. on July 1st Actual price: USD $62,920.
  8. Ader Dada. on June 23rd Actual price: USD $62,585.
  9. Winner's Auctions and Exhibitions An Extraordinarily Rare Letter from Rabbi Gershon Chanoch Leiner of Radzin, Ba'al HaTecheilet on June 20th Actual price: USD $62,400.
  10. Heritage Auctions Fantasia "Night on Bald Mountain" Concept Painting by Kay Nielsen on July 2nd Actual price: USD $59,750.
  11. Winner's Auctions and Exhibitions "Shabbat Shuva" sermon in the handwriting of the Chatam Sofer on June 20th Actual price: USD $57,600.
  12. Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen Bible. Eaux-fortes originales de Marc Chagall. 2 Bde. on July 1st Actual price: USD $51,980.
  13. Winner's Auctions and Exhibitions Letter. Prof. Einstein with handwritten formulas, Princeton 1951 on June 20th Actual price: USD $50,400.
  14. Winner's Auctions and Exhibitions "Sefer HaLevush." Personal copy of kabbalist Rabbi Shmuel Vital, son of Rabbi Chaim Vital, with many glosses in his handwriting on June 20th Actual price: USD $48,000.
  15. Winner's Auctions and Exhibitions "Meor Einayim." "Yismach Lev." Discovery, first, unknown variant! First Edition. Slavuta, [1798] on June 20th Actual price: USD $48,000.
  16. Neret Minet and Tessier «Tintin soigne un scout». on July 3rd Actual price: USD $47,025.
  17. Profiles in History The Wizard of Oz complete shooting script. on June 27th Actual price: USD $45,000.
  18. Koller Auctions Two paintings: Dagwood. 1984. on July 1st Actual price: USD $42,952.
  19. Profiles in History Max Factor archive of (130+) sample hair locks from golden age Hollywood stars. on June 27th Actual price: USD $42,000.
  20. Profiles in History Marilyn Monroe's (Norma Jeane Dougherty) first signed studio contract with Twentieth Century-Fox. on June 27th Actual price: USD $39,000.
  21. Profiles in History The Wizard of Oz book signed by major cast including Toto's paw prints & Judy Garland inscribed. on June 27th Actual price: USD $38,400.
  22. Koller Auctions Violin Concert. 1903. on July 1st Actual price: USD $37,960.
  23. Profiles in History Hollywood icons massive collection of (200+) signed oversize photographs. on June 26th Actual price: USD $37,120.
  24. Profiles in History Tom Jung original sketch for the proposed 1-sheet poster for Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope. on June 28th Actual price: USD $36,000.
  25. Profiles in History Tom Jung (2) original color studies of "Luke Skywalker" & "Princess Leia" from Star Wars Episode IV. on June 28th Actual price: USD $36,000.


21 total sales reported this week:

Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. Books, Maps and Prints on July 1st: 45.93%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Cricket Books and Works on Paper on July 5th: 61.45%
Morton Subastas. Old and Contemporary Photographs, Engravings, Lithographs, Books and Documents on July 5th: 32.50%
Bonhams. Prints and Multiples on July 5th: 63.74%
Sothebys. Treasures: Lot 19, Adolph Menzel Book on July 5th: 0.00%
Profiles in History. Hollywood Auction - Day 3 on June 28th: 68.12%
Profiles in History. Hollywood Auction - Day 2 on June 27th: 78.45%
Profiles in History. Hollywood - Day 1 on June 26th: 90.46%
Neret Minet and Tessier. Benjamin Rabier on July 3rd: 60.13%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on July 4th: 77.33%
Heritage Auctions. Animation Art on July 2nd: 99.13%
OSENAT. Empire at Fontainebleau on July 2nd: 76.29%
Koller Auctions. Prints and Multiples on July 1st: 79.73%
Koller Auctions. Prints and Multiples, Photography on July 1st: 45.26%
Ader. Ancient and Modern Books on June 23rd: 64.81%
Vermot de Pas. Cinema Posters on June 22nd: 27.50%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on June 29th: 86.17%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 6/25 on July 2nd: 98.11%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 6/25 on July 2nd: 98.85%
Winner's Auctions and Exhibitions. Books and Manuscripts on June 20th: 82.65%
Kedem Auction. Jewish and Israeli History and Culture on June 27th: 72.73%


For the week ahead 22 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jul. 10th
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Great American July Auction - Session three: prints, books, ephemera. 274 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper. 475 lots
Winter Associates. Plainville, CT . Prints. 46 lots
Quagga Rare Books and Art. Cape Town. Photographs and Photobooks - Internet bidstart 7/3. 50 lots

Tue. Jul. 11th
Sothebys. London. English Literature, History, Children’s Books and Illustrations, including The Garrett Herman Collec. 399 lots
Vermot de Pas. Paris. Books, Posters, Photographs. 173 lots

Wed. Jul. 12th
Christies. London - King Street. Printed Books and Manuscripts. 260 lots
Tooveys. West Sussex. Prints. 33 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet bidstart 6/26. 827 lots

Thu. Jul. 13th
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Cape Town. Books - Internet Bidstart 10/87/6. 379 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Art and Illustration - Fine Children's Literature. 364 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Caricatures. 133 lots
Forum Auctions in Italy. Roma. Antiquarian and Rare Books.
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Lee's Summit . Summer Collections - Books, Prints - Internet Bidstart 6/19. 156 lots

Fri. Jul. 14th
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Lancaster. Rare and Used Books. 448 lots
Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH. Berlin-Schoneberg. Rare Books, Prints and Historical Photographs. 1034 lots

Sat. Jul. 15th
Mid Hudson Auction Galleries. Cornwall-on-Hudson, . Fine Art - Audubon, Gould, Sam Norkin. 484 lots
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books.
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints. 151 lots

Sun. Jul. 16th
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Antiques, Asian and Fine Arts: Prints. 37 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 7/9.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 1/297/9.

This is certainly not the busiest time of the year, but there will still be a decent selection of material in the weeks ahead for those not on vacation.

Michael Stillman

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>