• <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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Seventeen Auctions Archived, 11 Sales this Week

For the week ended Saturday, July 29, 2017, 17 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; six denominated in euros and 11 in US dollars.  Turnover was $1,904,954 as 4,581 lots were offered and 3,625 sold for a 79% success rate.  It’s summer and every week is quite different.

  

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

Dominic Winter Book AuctionsChildren's and Illustrated Books, Modern Literature, and First Editions on July 20th: 136.93% 
EldredsThe Marine Sale - Books and Prints on July 20th: 120.32% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents on July 19th: 105.86% 


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

Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 7/16 on July 23rd: 99.64% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsChildren's and Illustrated Books, Modern Literature, and First Editions on July 20th: 93.78% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 7/16 on July 23rd: 92.77% 
SkinnerCountry Americana - Pribnts on July 20th: 91.67% 
Brunk AuctionsJuly Sale - Day 2 - Books and Prints on July 22nd: 90.77% 
Brunk AuctionsJuly Sale - Day 1 - Books and Prints on July 21st: 89.80% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents on July 19th: 84.21% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on July 20th: 80.88% 
EldredsThe Marine Sale - Books and Prints on July 20th: 80.00% 


17 total sales reported this week: 

Bloomsbury AuctionsRare Books and Works on Paper, including Photographs and Autographs on July 27th: 62.09% 
PBA GalleriesFine Literature and Fine Books on July 27th: 77.21% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on July 20th: 80.88% 
Brunk AuctionsJuly Sale - Day 2 - Books and Prints on July 22nd: 90.77% 
Brunk AuctionsJuly Sale - Day 1 - Books and Prints on July 21st: 89.80% 
SkinnerCountry Americana - Pribnts on July 20th: 91.67% 
Charlton HallEstate and Private Collections on July 22nd: 65.38% 
RR AuctionOlympic Memorabilia - Internet bidstart 7/13 on July 20th: 55.26% 
EldredsThe Marine Sale - Books and Prints on July 20th: 80.00% 
Keys Fine Arts AuctioneersFine Sale - Day 3: Books on July 20th: 53.23% 
Trafford BooksBooks on July 19th: 73.65% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsChildren's and Illustrated Books, Modern Literature, and First Editions on July 20th: 93.78% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents on July 19th: 84.21% 
JellyFishTreeBooks on July 5th: 20.47% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 7/16 on July 23rd: 92.77% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 7/16 on July 23rd: 99.64% 
Old World AuctionsAntique Maps, Globes, Charts, Atlases & Vintage Graphics - online bidstart 6/7 on June 14th: 69.84% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Dominic Winter Book Auctions On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life on July 19th Actual price: USD $86,996.
  2. Bloomsbury Auctions Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, on July 27th Actual price: USD $61,727.
  3. Eldreds NATHAN YOUNG'S JOURNAL OF FOUR WHALING VOYAGES FROM PROVINCETOWN, MASSACHUSETTS on July 20th Actual price: USD $57,000.
  4. Dominic Winter Book Auctions A complete set of all 14 James Bond novels on July 20th Actual price: USD $41,945.
  5. Bloomsbury Auctions The Repository of Arts on July 27th Actual price: USD $21,117.
  6. Dominic Winter Book Auctions The Power and the Glory on July 20th Actual price: USD $13,360.
  7. Dominic Winter Book Auctions Voyage Round the World, in the Years 1803 on July 19th Actual price: USD $10,564.
  8. Bloomsbury Auctions You Only Live Twice on July 27th Actual price: USD $10,559.
  9. Dominic Winter Book Auctions A Murder of Quality on July 20th Actual price: USD $10,253.
  10. Dominic Winter Book Auctions Robert Morden Miniature Map Playing Cards. [The 52 Counties of England and Wales, Geographically Described in a Pack of Cards on July 20th Actual price: USD $10,098.
  11. Dominic Winter Book Auctions Gleanings of Natural History, exhibiting figures of Quadrupeds, Birds, Insects, Plants &c..., on July 19th Actual price: USD $9,942.
  12. PBA Galleries Moby-Dick; or, the Whale on July 27th Actual price: USD $9,600.
  13. RR Auction Antwerp 1920 Summer Olympics Official Olympic Report on July 20th Actual price: USD $7,963.
  14. Bloomsbury Auctions Psalter (The) or Psalmes of David, on July 27th Actual price: USD $7,797.
  15. Dominic Winter Book Auctions A Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism, on July 19th Actual price: USD $7,768.
  16. Dominic Winter Book Auctions Severn & Somme on July 20th Actual price: USD $6,835.
  17. Dominic Winter Book Auctions Kinder- und Haus-Märchen. Gesammelt durch die Brüder Grimm, on July 20th Actual price: USD $6,525.
  18. PBA Galleries The Catcher in the Rye on July 27th Actual price: USD $6,000.
  19. Old World Auctions Maris Pacifici, (quod Vulgo Mar del Zur) cum Regionibus Circumiacentibus, Insulisque in Eodem Passim Sparsis, Novissima Descriptio Abraham Ortelius on June 14th Actual price: USD $5,750.
  20. Dominic Winter Book Auctions Notes on Nursing, What it is, and What it is not on July 19th Actual price: USD $5,593.
  21. Dominic Winter Book Auctions The History of Travayle in the West and East Indies, and other countreys lying eyther way, towards the fruitfull and ryche Moluccas. on July 19th Actual price: USD $5,593.
  22. PBA Galleries The Works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle on July 27th Actual price: USD $5,400.
  23. PBA Galleries The Red Badge of Courage: An Episode of the American Civil War on July 27th Actual price: USD $5,400.
  24. Heritage Auctions Iron Man #54 Story Page 14 Namor and Moondragon Original Art on July 23rd Actual price: USD $5,258.
  25. Dominic Winter Book Auctions The Illustrated London News, 102 volumes, a broken run, volumes 4-104 on July 19th Actual price: USD $5,127.



For the week ahead 11 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jul. 31st
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints and Photographs. 50 lots
Grays Auctioneers. Cleveland, . A Century of World's Fairs. 85 lots

Wed. Aug. 2nd
Swann Galleries. New York. Vintage Posters. 610 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Americana and Paintings - Books, Prints. 44 lots
Forum Auctions in Italy. Roma. No Reserve Online Sale: Antiquarian and Rare Books. 99 lots

Sat. Aug. 5th
Case Antiques, Inc.. Knoxville. Live Auction - Books, Prints. 134 lots
Leland Little Auctions. Hillsborough, NC. August Gallery Auction. 76 lots
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Hudson. Americana and English - Prints. 63 lots

Sun. Aug. 6th
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Cowboy Con Auction. 43 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 7/30.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 7/30.

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>