• <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-nine Auctions Archived, 11 Sales this Week

For the week ended Saturday, July 22nd, 29 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 5 sales denominated in euros, 5 in British pounds, and 19 in US dollars.  Turnover was $15,177,824 as 9,300 lots were offered and 6,761 sold for a 73% success rate.  We are in the summer quiet.

 

4 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 


ChristiesPrinted Books and Manuscripts on July 12th: $5,986,988 
SothebysEnglish Literature, History, Children’s Books and Illustrations, including The Garrett Herman Collec on July 11th: $3,475,277 
SothebysSpace Exploration on July 20th: $1,612,188 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on July 10th: $1,045,528 

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

SothebysSpace Exploration on July 20th: 157.44% 
SothebysEnglish Literature, History, Children’s Books and Illustrations, including The Garrett Herman Collec on July 11th: 134.61% 
Cowans AuctionsProperty from N. Flayderman & Co.: Online Timed Auction - Internet bidstart 7/6 on July 18th: 120.86% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on July 10th: 117.18% 


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

Forum Auctions in ItalyAntiquarian and Rare Books on July 13th: 100.00% 
SkinnerIrresistible. Unreserved. - Books, Prints - bidstart 6/21 on July 7th: 100.00% 
Dirk Soulis AuctionsSummer Collections - Books, Prints - Internet Bidstart 6/19 on July 13th: 98.72% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 7/9 on July 16th: 98.66% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 1/297/9 on July 16th: 96.25% 
Cowans AuctionsProperty from N. Flayderman & Co.: Online Timed Auction - Internet bidstart 7/6 on July 18th: 94.22% 
Dirk Soulis AuctionsOur 19th Annual Spring Art Auction - Prints on June 9th: 94.12% 
Clars Auction GalleryPrints on July 15th: 90.73% 
Winter AssociatesPrints on July 10th: 86.96% 
SothebysSpace Exploration on July 20th: 86.71% 
Fonsie Mealy AuctioneersRare Books, Literature, & Sporting Collectibles on May 30th: 85.52% 
Potter and Potter AuctionsFine Books and Manuscripts on July 8th: 84.53% 
ChristiesPrinted Books and Manuscripts on July 12th: 82.69% 
Goldberg Coins and CollectiblesCollectibles and Space Memorabilia on July 9th: 81.33% 
Clars Auction GalleryAntiques, Asian and Fine Arts: Prints on July 16th: 81.08% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT NOTES ON CLASSICAL CHINESE LITERATURE, on July 11th Actual price: USD $916,175.
  2. Christies Exercitia Spiritualia. on July 12th Actual price: USD $388,700.
  3. Christies Autograph letter signed ('Albert') to Michele Besso, n.p., n.d. on July 12th Actual price: USD $380,900.
  4. Christies On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection. on July 12th Actual price: USD $349,700.
  5. Christies With glosses according to Nicolaus de Lyra's postils. on July 12th Actual price: USD $310,700.
  6. Sothebys HOUSTON, WE'VE HAD A PROBLEM HERE. THE FLOWN APOLLO 13 FLIGHT PLANAPOLLO 13. FLIGHT PLAN. PART NO. SKB32100082-350. S/N: 1001. [HOUSTON: MANNED SPACECRAFT CENTER, MARCH 16, 1970] on July 20th Actual price: USD $275,000.
  7. Christies GILT BRASS TERRESTRIAL GLOBE -- on July 12th Actual price: USD $240,500.
  8. Christies The Holy Bible, conteyning the Old Testament, and the New: Newly Translated out of the Originall Tongues: & with the former Translations diligently compared and revised by His Maiesties Speciall Commandment. on July 12th Actual price: USD $217,100.
  9. Sothebys ON THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES BY MEANS OF NATURAL SELECTION, OR THE PRESERVATION OF FAVOURED RACES IN THE STRUGGLE FOR LIFE. on July 11th Actual price: USD $211,250.
  10. Sothebys AUTOGRAPH LETTER, WRITTEN IN THE THIRD PERSON, TO HER NIECE ANNA AUSTEN (LATER LEFROY) on July 11th Actual price: USD $211,250.
  11. Christies Kunyu Wanquo Quantu ‘A Map of the Myriad Countries of the World’ or ‘Complete Geographical Map of all the Kingdoms of the World’. on July 12th Actual price: USD $201,500.
  12. Christies Flore des Antilles, ou histoire générale botanique, rurale et economique des végétaux indigènes des Antilles. on July 12th Actual price: USD $178,100.
  13. Christies Historia destructionis Troiae, in German: Hystori wie Troya erstört ward. on July 12th Actual price: USD $178,100.
  14. Sothebys AN INQUIRY INTO THE NATURE AND CAUSES OF THE WEALTH OF NATIONS. on July 11th Actual price: USD $154,375.
  15. Christies Autograph letter signed ('Albert') to Michele Besso, [Berlin], 31 October 1916. on July 12th Actual price: USD $138,125.
  16. Sothebys THE ZOOLOGY OF THE VOYAGE OF H.M.S. BEAGLE, UNDER THE COMMAND OF CAPTAIN FITZROY, R.N., DURING THE YEARS 1832 TO 1836. on July 11th Actual price: USD $138,125.
  17. Christies Autograph letter signed ('Albert') to Michele Besso, [Princeton], 29 July [1953]. on July 12th Actual price: USD $130,000.
  18. Sothebys STONE ARCHITECTURE ON MARS, DEMONSTRATING MARS' TWO-THIRDS LESS GRAVITY THAN EARTH'S. on July 20th Actual price: USD $125,000.
  19. Christies An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. on July 12th Actual price: USD $113,750.
  20. Forum Auctions Wuthering Heights; Agnes Grey, together 3 vol., … on July 10th Actual price: USD $106,438.
  21. Christies Medals and awards, comprising: on July 12th Actual price: USD $105,625.
  22. RR Auction Dr. John Warren's Revolutionary War Amputation Kits Amputation kits on July 12th Actual price: USD $104,147.
  23. Christies Discours de la methode pour bien conduire sa raison, & chercher la verité dans les sciences. on July 12th Actual price: USD $97,500.
  24. Christies DAVID IN PRAYER, initial ‘B’ cut from a Giant Psalter on vellum illuminated by Liberale da Verona (1441-1526) on July 12th Actual price: USD $97,500.
  25. Christies Areopagitica; a speech […] for the liberty of unlicenc’d printing, to the parliament of England. on July 12th Actual price: USD $89,375.



29 total sales reported this week:

Cowans Auctions. Property from N. Flayderman & Co.: Online Timed Auction - Internet bidstart 7/6 on July 18th: 94.22%
Sothebys. Space Exploration on July 20th: 86.71%
Forum Auctions in Italy. Antiquarian and Rare Books on July 13th: 100.00%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Great American July Auction - Session three: prints, books, ephemera on July 10th: 63.14%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Great American July Auction - Session two: prints, books, ephemera on July 9th: 50.81%
Goldberg Coins and Collectibles. Collectibles and Space Memorabilia on July 9th: 81.33%
Potter and Potter Auctions. Fine Books and Manuscripts on July 8th: 84.53%
Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers. Rare Books, Literature, & Sporting Collectibles on May 30th: 85.52%
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Books - Internet Bidstart 10/87/6 on July 13th: 37.73%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on July 10th: 77.05%
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Our 19th Annual Spring Art Auction - Prints on June 9th: 94.12%
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Summer Collections - Books, Prints - Internet Bidstart 6/19 on July 13th: 98.72%
Tooveys. Prints on July 12th: 75.76%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Caricatures on July 13th: 72.93%
Clars Auction Gallery. Antiques, Asian and Fine Arts: Prints on July 16th: 81.08%
Clars Auction Gallery. Prints on July 15th: 90.73%
Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH. Rare Books, Prints and Historical Photographs on July 14th: 42.07%
PBA Galleries. Art and Illustration - Fine Children's Literature on July 13th: 69.23%
RR Auction. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet bidstart 6/26 on July 12th: 64.09%
Christies. Printed Books and Manuscripts on July 12th: 82.69%
Sothebys. English Literature, History, Children’s Books and Illustrations, including The Garrett Herman Collec on July 11th: 66.42%
Winter Associates. Prints on July 10th: 86.96%
Quagga Rare Books and Art. Photographs and Photobooks - Internet bidstart 7/3 on July 10th: 46.00%
Michaans Auctions. Estate Sale - Books and Prints on July 8th: 50.88%
Skinner. Irresistible. Unreserved. - Books, Prints - bidstart 6/21 on July 7th: 100.00%
Vermot de Pas. Books, Posters, Photographs on July 11th: 47.98%
Vermot de Pas. Comics and Original Plates on July 1st: 63.65%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 1/297/9 on July 16th: 96.25%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 7/9 on July 16th: 98.66%


For the week ahead 11 sales are scheduled:

Tue. Jul. 25th
Potomack Company. Alexandria. July 2017 Online Auction. 40 lots
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Chadds Ford, PA . July Premier Auction - Books and Prints. 57 lots

Wed. Jul. 26th
Chiswick Auctions. London. Printed Books and Manuscripts. 281 lots
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Prints, Ephemera. 34 lots

Thu. Jul. 27th
Copley Fine Art Auctions. Boston. The Sporting Sale - Books and Prints. 65 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Literature and Fine Books. 430 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Rare Books and Works on Paper, including Photographs and Autographs. 277 lots

Sat. Jul. 29th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters. 918 lots
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books.

Sun. Jul. 30th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 7/23.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 7/23.

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>