• <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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Fourteen Auctions Archived, 17 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday, August 5th, 14 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; two denominated in euros and 12 in US dollars.  Turnover was $3,746,023 as 4,492 lots were offered and 4,093 sold for a 91% success rate.

 

1 auction saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters on July 30th: $2,779,952 

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

Dirk Soulis AuctionsJuly Gallery Auction - Books and Prints on July 30th: 144.76% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints and Photographs on August 1st: 114.11% 


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

Forum Auctions in ItalyNo Reserve Online Sale: Antiquarian and Rare Books on August 2nd: 100.00% 
Alaska AuctionPrints, Ephemera on July 26th: 100.00% 
William H. Bunch Auctions and AppraisalsJuly Premier Auction - Books and Prints on July 25th: 100.00% 
National Book AuctionsBooks and Ephemera – Harper’s, West, Exploration, 17th Cent., etc. on July 15th: 100.00% 
National Book AuctionsAmericana, Exploration, Civil War, etc. on July 29th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 7/23 on July 30th: 99.85% 
Dirk Soulis AuctionsJuly Gallery Auction - Books and Prints on July 30th: 96.97% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters on July 30th: 96.19% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints and Photographs on August 1st: 96.00% 
Mid Hudson Auction GalleriesFine Art - Audubon, Gould, Sam Norkin on July 15th: 87.40% 
Lancaster Mennonite Historical SocietyRare and Used Books on July 14th: 85.49% 
EldredsAmericana and Paintings - Books, Prints on August 4th: 81.82% 
 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Heritage Auctions Casablanca (Warner Brothers, 1946). First Post-War Release Italian 4 - Fogli (55.5" X 78.25") Luigi Martinati Artwork. on July 30th Actual price: USD $478,000.
  2. Heritage Auctions Metropolis (UFA-Cinema Art Ltd., 1928). Australian Pre-War Daybill (15" X 40") Robotrix Style, Bernie Bragg Artwork. on July 30th Actual price: USD $215,100.
  3. Heritage Auctions Supernatural (Paramount, 1933). One Sheet (27.5" X 41"). on July 30th Actual price: USD $107,550.
  4. Heritage Auctions Frankenstein (Universal, 1931). One Sheet (27" X 41") Style A. on July 30th Actual price: USD $107,550.
  5. Heritage Auctions The Lady Eve (Paramount, 1941). One Sheet (27" X 41"). on July 30th Actual price: USD $83,650.
  6. Heritage Auctions The Thin Man (MGM, 1934). One Sheet (27" X 41") Style D. on July 30th Actual price: USD $65,725.
  7. Heritage Auctions Casablanca (Warner Brothers, 1942). Half Sheet (22" X 28") Style B. on July 30th Actual price: USD $65,725.
  8. Heritage Auctions Cavalcade (Fox, 1933). One Sheet (27" X 41"). on July 30th Actual price: USD $45,410.
  9. Heritage Auctions Metropolis (UFA- Cinema Art Ltd, 1928). Australian Pre-War Daybill (15" X 40") Flood Style, Bernie Bragg Artwork. on July 30th Actual price: USD $45,410.
  10. Heritage Auctions The Sin of Nora Moran (Majestic, 1933). One Sheet (27" X 41") Alberto Vargas Artwork. on July 30th Actual price: USD $38,240.
  11. Heritage Auctions Casablanca (Warner Brothers, 1940s). First Post-War Release Spanish One Sheet (27" X 59") MCP (Ramon Marti, Josep Clave, and Hernan Pico) Artwork. on July 30th Actual price: USD $35,850.
  12. Heritage Auctions Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (Columbia, 1939). One Sheet (27" X 41") Style A. on July 30th Actual price: USD $33,460.
  13. Heritage Auctions Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (Universal, 1943). One Sheet (27" X 41") Karl Godwin Artwork. on July 30th Actual price: USD $31,070.
  14. Heritage Auctions Marlene Dietrich by Alfred Eisenstaedt (1929). Eisenstaedt Signed Portrait Photo (16" X 20"). on July 30th Actual price: USD $28,680.
  15. Heritage Auctions Spitfire (RKO, 1934). One Sheet (27" X 41"). on July 30th Actual price: USD $23,900.
  16. Heritage Auctions Casablanca (Warner Brothers, 1946/R-1948). First Post-War Release Italian Photobusta (13.5" X 19") & Italian Photobusta (9.5" X 13.25"). on July 30th Actual price: USD $20,315.
  17. Heritage Auctions Moon Over Miami (20th Century Fox, 1941). One Sheet (27" X 41") Style B. on July 30th Actual price: USD $17,925.
  18. Heritage Auctions A Dog's Life (First National, 1918). Three Sheet (41" X 81"). on July 30th Actual price: USD $17,925.
  19. Heritage Auctions The Bell Boy (Paramount, 1918). One Sheet (27".5 X 41"). on July 30th Actual price: USD $17,925.
  20. Heritage Auctions The Passion of Joan of Arc (L'Alliance Cinematographique Europeenne, 1928). French Double Grande (62.5" X 93.75") Jean A. Mercier Artwork. on July 30th Actual price: USD $15,535.
  21. Heritage Auctions Battle for the Planet of the Apes by Robert Tanenbaum (20th Century Fox, 1973). Original Acrylic Poster Artwork (40" X 30"). on July 30th Actual price: USD $15,535.
  22. Swann Galleries KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON. on August 2nd Actual price: USD $15,000.
  23. Swann Galleries I WANT YOU FOR U.S. ARMY. on August 2nd Actual price: USD $14,300.
  24. Heritage Auctions La Belle et la Bete (DisCina, 1946). French Grande (45.75" X 62.25") Jean-Denis Malcles Artwork. on July 30th Actual price: USD $13,145.
  25. Heritage Auctions Convict 13 (Metro, 1920). One Sheet (28" X 41"). on July 30th Actual price: USD $12,548.



14 total sales reported this week:

Forum Auctions in Italy. No Reserve Online Sale: Antiquarian and Rare Books on August 2nd: 100.00%
Eldreds. Americana and Paintings - Books, Prints on August 4th: 81.82%
Swann Galleries. Vintage Posters on August 2nd: 66.23%
Mid Hudson Auction Galleries. Fine Art - Audubon, Gould, Sam Norkin on July 15th: 87.40%
National Book Auctions. Americana, Exploration, Civil War, etc. on July 29th: 100.00%
National Book Auctions. Books and Ephemera – Harper’s, West, Exploration, 17th Cent., etc. on July 15th: 100.00%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints and Photographs on August 1st: 96.00%
Alaska Auction. Prints, Ephemera on July 26th: 100.00%
Dirk Soulis Auctions. July Gallery Auction - Books and Prints on July 30th: 96.97%
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. July Premier Auction - Books and Prints on July 25th: 100.00%
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Rare and Used Books on July 14th: 85.49%
Potomack Company. July 2017 Online Auction on July 26th: 50.00%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 7/23 on July 30th: 99.85%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters on July 30th: 96.19%

 

For the week ahead 17 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Aug. 7th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 41 lots

Tue. Aug. 8th
Tooveys. West Sussex. Post Cards, Cigarette Cards, Photos, Autographs and Ephemera. 175 lots

Wed. Aug. 9th
Tooveys. West Sussex. Prints. 10 lots
JellyFishTree. Johannesburg. August Collectible Book Auction.
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet bidstart 7/21. 906 lots
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Hudson. Decorative Works on Paper - Prints. 107 lots

Thu. Aug. 10th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics. 1130 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Fine Books and Works on Paper. 138 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Americana with Travel and Exploration. 489 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art – Antique Engravings & Lithographs – Works on Paper. 209 lots
Morton Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Auction of Books and Documents of Medical - Biological, Physical - Mathematical and Social Sciences.. 351 lots

Sat. Aug. 12th
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . August Estate Sale - Books and Prints. 49 lots
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Antiques, Asian and Fine Arts: Prints.

Sun. Aug. 13th
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Antiques, Asian and Fine Arts: Prints. 47 lots
Skinner. Marlborough. August Americana - Prints.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 8/6.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 8/6.

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>