• <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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Seven Auctions Archived, 18 upcoming this week

For the week ended Saturday, July 15th, 7 sales were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; one denominated in euros, 1 in British pounds, and 5 in US dollars.  Turnover was a slim $952,230, not because there wasn’t activity but because we, at Rare Book Hub, are working shorter summer hours.  For this report 1,700 lots were offered and 1,535 sold for a 90% success rate.  We’ll be back to full schedule this week.

 

For the week ahead 18 auctions are scheduled.

 

5 sales this past week saw at least 80% of their lots sell: 

Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 7/2 on July 9th: 99.25% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 7/2 on July 9th: 97.06% 
RossiniEngravings, etc. on July 4th: 88.89% 
Neal Auction CompanySummer Estates Auction on July 9th: 80.65% 
Holabird Kagin AmericanaGreat American July Auction - Session one: prints, books, ephemera on July 8th: 80.34% 


7 auctions were reported: 

Neal Auction CompanySummer Estates Auction on July 9th: 80.65% 
Holabird Kagin AmericanaGreat American July Auction - Session one: prints, books, ephemera on July 8th: 80.34% 
Neal Auction CompanyBooks, Prints on July 8th: 77.36% 
RossiniEngravings, etc. on July 4th: 88.89% 
Bloomsbury AuctionsWestern and Oriental Manuscripts and Miniatures on July 6th: 60.57% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 7/2 on July 9th: 97.06% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 7/2 on July 9th: 99.25% 
 
Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Bloomsbury Auctions Compendium of Canon Law, Homilies and religious treatises, partly copied by the scribe Nicolaos, manuscript in Greek, on paper, in a Greek-style binding perhaps made in Western Europe on July 6th Actual price: USD $87,978.
  2. Bloomsbury Auctions The Antonine Itinerary, with its additions for maritime travel and ports, decorated humanist manuscript, in Latin on paper on July 6th Actual price: USD $67,183.
  3. Bloomsbury Auctions Charlemagne's Admonitio Generalis, the Aachen capitulary of 789, single leaf from a decorated manuscript in Latin on parchment on July 6th Actual price: USD $57,586.
  4. Bloomsbury Auctions Juvenal, Satires I-XVI, in dactylic hexameter verse, with introductory hexameter to satires II, IV-VIII by Guarino da Verona, fine humanist manuscript in Latin on parchment on July 6th Actual price: USD $47,988.
  5. Bloomsbury Auctions The Master of the Montepulciano Gradual (formerly identified as the work of the Master of San Giovanni Fuorcivitas), a virgin saint being crowned at moment of execution, in a large historiated initial, on a leaf from the Sanctorale volume of a set of il on July 6th Actual price: USD $41,590.
  6. Bloomsbury Auctions The Hardouin Hours, illuminated manuscript in Latin, on parchment on July 6th Actual price: USD $36,791.
  7. Bloomsbury Auctions R ental Roll for the Christchurch ecclesiastical estate, Ipswich, large scroll in Latin with Middle English inscription on outside and occasional Middle English bynames, manuscript on parchment on July 6th Actual price: USD $28,793.
  8. Bloomsbury Auctions Single large leaf from a monumental Glagolitic Breviary, with part of the reading for the Feast of St. Apollonia, from a decorated manuscript on parchment on July 6th Actual price: USD $22,394.
  9. Bloomsbury Auctions Psalter, of Dominican Use, illuminated manuscript in Latin on parchment on July 6th Actual price: USD $14,396.
  10. Bloomsbury Auctions A Moroccan Dala'il al-Khayrat , in Arabic, illuminated manuscript on paper on July 6th Actual price: USD $11,997.
  11. Bloomsbury Auctions Leaf from a notably large and early copy of the Gospel of Matthew, in Armenian, on parchment on July 6th Actual price: USD $7,998.
  12. Bloomsbury Auctions Krishna and Balarama Fight the Evil King Kamsa's Wrestlers, scene from the Bhagavata Purana , Indian miniature on card, probably Kangra school on July 6th Actual price: USD $7,358.
  13. Bloomsbury Auctions Monastic Rule of the Third Order of Franciscans, and various practical Offices, a Litany and an Office for Dead, decorated manuscript in Italian and Latin, on parchment on July 6th Actual price: USD $7,038.
  14. Bloomsbury Auctions Two Franciscans reading and bearing witness as God appears to them, in a large historiated initial on a leaf from an illuminated manuscript choir psalter on parchment on July 6th Actual price: USD $6,398.
  15. Bloomsbury Auctions The Prayerbook of Anna Catharina Karbanin of Wolschan, eastern border of Czech Republic, illuminated manuscript in German on paper and parchment on July 6th Actual price: USD $6,398.
  16. Bloomsbury Auctions Augustine, Sermons , complete leaf and stub of its conjoint leaf within the bifolium, from a manuscript in Latin on parchment on July 6th Actual price: USD $6,398.
  17. Bloomsbury Auctions Book of Hours, Use of Rome, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on parchment on July 6th Actual price: USD $5,599.
  18. Bloomsbury Auctions A Prince and Princess seated in a chamber with a hugga , illuminated Indian miniature on card, Kangra school on July 6th Actual price: USD $5,599.
  19. Bloomsbury Auctions Lord Krishna and the bathing Gopis, scene from the Bhagavata Purana, Indian miniature on paper, Kangra school on July 6th Actual price: USD $5,119.
  20. Heritage Auctions New Warriors #15 Cover Original Art on July 9th Actual price: USD $5,019.
  21. Neal Auction Company New Orleans Characters, on July 8th Actual price: USD $4,880.
  22. Bloomsbury Auctions The Rental book of Diethers von Ernberg , in German, manuscript on paper on July 6th Actual price: USD $4,799.
  23. Bloomsbury Auctions Two bifolia from an early Gradual, in Latin on parchment on July 6th Actual price: USD $4,639.
  24. Neal Auction Company Confederate Prisoner Autograph Album from Fort Warren, Dec. 5, 1861?April 5, 1862 on July 8th Actual price: USD $4,575.
  25. Bloomsbury Auctions Grant of Lord ‘Harsquy' of Cleseby of rights over woodland named “Scroges” near Ellerton, North Yorkshire, to Mahen of Wassingburn, with the right to ‘cut and carry at will' reserving only the common of pasture for Lord Harsculph, manuscript document in on July 6th Actual price: USD $4,479.


For the week ahead 18 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jul. 17th
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. Property from N. Flayderman & Co.: Online Timed Auction - Internet bidstart 7/6. 294 lots

Wed. Jul. 19th
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books, Maps and Documents. 551 lots
Trafford Books. Manchester. Books. 334 lots
Winner's Auctions and Exhibitions. Jerusalem. Holy books, letters from Rabbis and Rebbes, Judaica, Maps, Periodicals, Postcards, banknotes, Eretz. 331 lots
Sothebys. New York. Contemporary Living Online: Prints, Photographs and Design - Online bidstart 7/6. 160 lots

Thu. Jul. 20th
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Fine Sale - Day 3: Books. 124 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Children's and Illustrated Books, Modern Literature, and First Editions. 370 lots
Sothebys. New York. Space Exploration. 143 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper. 72 lots
Charlton Hall. West Columbia, SC. Estate and Private Collections. 52 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. The Marine Sale - Books and Prints. 70 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Olympic Memorabilia - Internet bidstart 7/13. 38 lots
Leland Little Auctions. Hillsborough, NC. The Estate of the late Richard C. Siskey and Diane Siskey presented by Iron Horse Auction Co. and Le. 43 lots
Skinner. Marlborough. Country Americana - Pribnts. 24 lots

Fri. Jul. 21st
Brunk Auctions. Asheville, NC . July Sale - Day 1 - Books and Prints. 49 lots

Sat. Jul. 22nd
Brunk Auctions. Asheville, NC . July Sale - Day 2 - Books and Prints. 65 lots

Sun. Jul. 23rd
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 7/16.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 7/16.

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>