• <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> A Rare 3-rotor German Enigma I Enciphering Machine. $70,000 to $90,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Important collection of correspondence between Werner Heisenberg and Bruno Rossi. $40,000 to $60,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Walt Whitman Autograph manuscript containing his thoughts on death. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> David Roberts. <i>Holy Land</i>. Six volumes. 1842-1849. First edition. $15,000 to $25,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Extensive collection of Ray Bradbury's primary works, most signed or inscribed. $15,000 to $20,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Peter Force. Declaration of Independence. $12,000 to $18,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Steinbeck. <i>Grapes of Wrath</i>. A fine copy of the first edition. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Lewis & Clark. <i>Travels to the Source of the Missouri River</i>... First English edition, extra-illustrated. 1814. $10,000 to 15,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Manuscript document signed by Nuno de Guzman relating to Hernan Cortes, 1528. $8,000 to $12,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> “Nos los inquisidores..." The first book in English printed West of the Mississippi. [1787]. $5,000 to $8,000.
  • <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>
  • <b>Case Antiques: Historic Winter Fine Art and Antiques Auction<br>January 27, 2018</b>
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 27:</b> <i>The Massachusetts Magazine: or Monthly Museum of Knowledge and Rational Entertainment,</i> 1789. Signed by George Washington. $28,000 to $32,000
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 27:</b> George Washington Signed Letter to John Marshall. $12,000 to $14,000
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 27:</b> Picasso Signed “Vallauris” 1952 Exhibition Poster. $6,000 to $8,000
    <b>Case Antiques: Historic Winter Fine Art and Antiques Auction<br>January 27, 2018</b>
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 27:</b> Military appointment commission document signed by both President Thomas Jefferson and Secretary of War Henry Dearborn, dated January 27, 1803. $2,400 to $2,800
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 27:</b> Doris Ulmann and Julia Peterkin. <i>Roll, Jordan, Roll.</i> New York, 1933, deluxe edition, preceding first edition of the same year. No. 74 of 350. $5,000 to $6,000
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 27:</b> John Marshall. <i>The Life of George Washington,</i> Philadelphia, 1832. Signed by author. $5,000 to $7,000
    <b>Case Antiques: Historic Winter Fine Art and Antiques Auction<br>January 27, 2018</b>
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 27:</b> Samuel L. Margolies (American, 1897-1974). Aquatint and etching, "Builders of Babylon," 1937. $4,000 to $4,500
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 27:</b> Two Robert E. Lee (1807-1870) signed documents as President of Washington College. $3,000 to $3,500
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 27:</b> William C. Harris. <i>The Fishes of North America That Are Captured on Hook and Line</i>, Vol I., New York, 1898. 40 chromolithograph plates. $2,000 to $2,500
    <b>Case Antiques: Historic Winter Fine Art and Antiques Auction<br>January 27, 2018</b>
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 27:</b> $100 "Date Back" bank note 1902 from the Clarksville National Bank, Clarksville, Tennessee, depicting the portrait of John Jay Knox, Jr. $1,400 to $1,800
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 27:</b> View of the University of Virginia, Charlottesville and Monticello, Taken from Lewis Mountain, drawn and lithographed by Edward Sachse. $800 to $1,000
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 27:</b> Large Civil War photograph mounted on card stock depicting Rossville Gap in Missionary Ridge. $400 to $450
  • <b>Potter & Potter Auctions: Fine Books & Manuscripts. January 27, 2018</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions Jan. 27:</b><br>Lot 39: Presidential Pardon Signed by John F. Kennedy. November 1962. $7,000 to $9,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions Jan. 27:</b><br>Lot 537: Marc Chagall. <i>Illustrations for the Bible</i>. Features 28 lithograph plates. First American edition, 1956. $2,000 to $3,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions Jan. 27:</b><br>Lot 252: Jack Kerouac. <i>On the Road</i>. 1957. First edition. $5,000 to $7,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions: Fine Books & Manuscripts. January 27, 2018</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions Jan. 27:</b><br>Lot 143: Arthur Rimbaud. <i>A Season in Hell</i>. With photogravures by Robert Mapplethorpe. The Limited Editions Club, 1986. $600 to $800
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions Jan. 27:</b><br>Lot 72: Group of 11 Harry Truman Signed Letters. Typed & signed by the former President. 1962-1970. $1,500 to $2,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions Jan. 27:</b><br>Lot 157: Arthur Conan Doyle. The Complete Works of Sherlock Holmes by The Limited Editions Club. 8 vols. 1950-52. $300 to $500
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions: Fine Books & Manuscripts. January 27, 2018</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions Jan. 27:</b><br>Lot 173: Jacob Lawrence. <i>The First Book of Moses, Called Genesis</i>. Illustrated with silkscreens by Lawrence. 1989. $2,000 to $3,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions Jan. 27:</b><br>Lot 239: William Faulkner. <i>Sartoris</i>. First edition. New York: Harcourt, Brace, & Company, 1929. $2,000 to $3,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions Jan. 27:</b><br>Lot 286: Walt Whitman. New Year’s Eve Postcard Signed, “Walt Whitman,” to the poet Gabriel Sarrazin. January, 1891. $4,000 to $6,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions: Fine Books & Manuscripts. January 27, 2018</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions Jan. 27:</b><br>Lot 351: Pair of European Fine Bindings. Including Gesanbuch (1831) & Naboznych Vylevov (1911). $200 to $300
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions Jan. 27:</b><br>Lot 423: August Luben. <i> Naturhistorischer Atlas der Saugethiere </i>. Includes complete set of 30 loose plates. Leipzig: 1858. $1,000 to $1,500
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions Jan. 27:</b><br>Lot 386: <i>Famous Monsters of Filmland No 1</i>. Art by Will Elder, text by Forrest Ackerman. Warren’s first monster magazine. Feb, 1958. $2,000 to $3,000

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Eighteen Auctions Archived, 13 more this week

For the week ended Saturday, August 13, 2017, 18 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 1 in Australian dollars, 2 in euros, 3 in British pounds, 1 in Mexican Pesos, and 13 in US dollars.  Turnover was $1,449,692 as 4,562 lots were offered and 3,506 sold for a 77% success rate.

 

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

TooveysPost Cards, Cigarette Cards, Photos, Autographs and Ephemera on August 8th: 129.73% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on August 8th: 118.76% 


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

Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 7/30 on August 6th: 100.00% 
Leland Little AuctionsAugust Gallery Auction on August 5th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 7/30 on August 6th: 99.87% 
Leland Little AuctionsThe Estate of the late Richard C. Siskey and Diane Siskey presented by Iron Horse Auction Co. and Le on July 20th: 97.67% 
Booth & WilliamsRare Books on July 23rd: 94.81% 
Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersDecorative Works on Paper - Prints on August 9th: 93.46% 
Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersAmericana and English - Prints on August 5th: 90.48% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on August 8th: 90.24% 
Forum AuctionsFine Books and Works on Paper on August 10th: 89.86% 
TooveysPost Cards, Cigarette Cards, Photos, Autographs and Ephemera on August 8th: 89.14% 


18 total sales reported this week: 

Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art – Antique Engravings & Lithographs – Works on Paper on August 10th: 63.64% 
PBA GalleriesAmericana with Travel and Exploration on August 10th: 72.39% 
Forum AuctionsFine Books and Works on Paper on August 10th: 89.86% 
RR AuctionFine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet bidstart 7/21 on August 9th: 59.38% 
Morton SubastasAuction of Books and Documents of Medical - Biological, Physical - Mathematical and Social Sciences. on August 10th: 21.65% 
Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersDecorative Works on Paper - Prints on August 9th: 93.46% 
Holabird Kagin AmericanaCowboy Con Auction on August 6th: 79.07% 
TooveysPrints on August 9th: 70.00% 
TooveysPost Cards, Cigarette Cards, Photos, Autographs and Ephemera on August 8th: 89.14% 
Case Antiques, Inc.Live Auction - Books, Prints on August 5th: 34.33% 
Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersAmericana and English - Prints on August 5th: 90.48% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on August 8th: 90.24% 
Leland Little AuctionsAugust Gallery Auction on August 5th: 100.00% 
Booth & WilliamsRare Books on July 23rd: 94.81% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 7/30 on August 6th: 99.87% 
Leland Little AuctionsThe Estate of the late Richard C. Siskey and Diane Siskey presented by Iron Horse Auction Co. and Le on July 20th: 97.67% 
Grays AuctioneersA Century of World's Fairs on July 31st: 72.94% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 7/30 on August 6th: 100.00% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. RR Auction Beatles: John Lennon Letters on August 9th Actual price: USD $30,621.
  2. RR Auction Albert Einstein ALS on August 9th Actual price: USD $21,493.
  3. RR Auction Peter the Great LS on August 9th Actual price: USD $17,152.
  4. Case Antiques, Inc. John J. Audubon Trumpeter Swan, Havell ed. on August 5th Actual price: USD $13,440.
  5. RR Auction Sun Yat-sen Postcard on August 9th Actual price: USD $10,760.
  6. Heritage Auctions Rawhide Kid #17 on August 6th Actual price: USD $10,755.
  7. Case Antiques, Inc. Early Andrew Jackson Signed Letter to Richard K. Call on August 5th Actual price: USD $8,960.
  8. RR Auction Adolf Hitler LS on August 9th Actual price: USD $8,266.
  9. Case Antiques, Inc. J.J. Audubon, Great Northern Diver or Loon on August 5th Actual price: USD $8,160.
  10. RR Auction Alexander Hamilton LS on August 9th Actual price: USD $7,350.
  11. Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books Besler - Sunflower on August 10th Actual price: USD $7,205.
  12. Heritage Auctions Terry Moore Strangers in Paradise V2#10 Story Page 18 Francine and Katchoo Original Art on August 6th Actual price: USD $7,170.
  13. RR Auction Bob Marley Signed Photo on August 9th Actual price: USD $7,137.
  14. Case Antiques, Inc. President Abraham Lincoln signed military appointment on August 5th Actual price: USD $6,912.
  15. RR Auction Oscar Wilde ALS on August 9th Actual price: USD $6,488.
  16. RR Auction Claire L. Chennault ALS on August 9th Actual price: USD $6,374.
  17. Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books Besler - Artichoke on August 10th Actual price: USD $6,215.
  18. PBA Galleries The Tales of Peter Parley About America on August 10th Actual price: USD $6,000.
  19. RR Auction Pablo Picasso Signed Photo on August 9th Actual price: USD $5,933.
  20. Morton Subastas Medici Atque Historici Philippi II Hisp. on August 10th Actual price: USD $5,760.
  21. RR Auction Third Reich Guest Book Pages on August 9th Actual price: USD $5,645.
  22. RR Auction WWII Type A-2 Flight Jacket Jacket on August 9th Actual price: USD $5,525.
  23. RR Auction Ritchie Valens Signed Photo on August 9th Actual price: USD $5,520.
  24. RR Auction World War II: Geoffrey Keyes Uniform on August 9th Actual price: USD $5,520.
  25. RR Auction Thomas Jefferson ANS on August 9th Actual price: USD $5,172.



For the week ahead 13 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Aug. 14th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 94 lots
Skinner. Marlborough. August Americana Online - bidstart 8/4. 41 lots

Wed. Aug. 16th
James D Julia Auctioneers. Fairfield. Fine Art, Asian and Antiques - session 1 - Decorative Prints and Books. 56 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Unreserved Book Stock Sale.

Thu. Aug. 17th
RR Auction. Amherst. Pop Culture - Internet Bidstart 8/10. 537 lots
James D Julia Auctioneers. Fairfield. Fine Art, Asian and Antiques - session 2 - Decorative Prints and Books. 38 lots

Fri. Aug. 18th
Northeast Auctions. Portsmouth. American Furniture & Folk Art, Marine and China Trade Auction.
James D Julia Auctioneers. Fairfield. Fine Art, Asian and Antiques - session 3 - Decorative Prints and Books. 12 lots

Sat. Aug. 19th
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. Sleight of Hand - The Jeff Busby Collection. 443 lots
Northeast Auctions. Portsmouth. American Furniture & Folk Art, Marine and China Trade Auction -Day 2. 13 lots

Sun. Aug. 20th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 8/13.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 8/13.
Northeast Auctions. Portsmouth. American Furniture & Folk Art, Marine and China Trade Auction - Day 3. 41 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Feb 15:</b> Icons & Images: Photographs & Photobooks
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 1:</b> Vintage Posters Featuring Highlights from the Gail Chisholm Collection
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 8:</b> Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 13:</b> 19th & 20th Century Prints & Drawings
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 22:</b> Autographs
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 29:</b> Printed & Manuscript African Americana
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Apr 12:</b> Printed & Manuscript Americana
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Apr 26:</b> Fine Illustrated Books & Graphics
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 3:</b> Graphic Design
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 15:</b> 19th & 20th Century Literature
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Jun 7:</b><br>Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Jun 21:</b> Revolutionary & Presidential Americana from the Collection of William Wheeler III
  • <b>Arader Galleries Auction<br>January 27, 2018</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 27:</b> Snowy Heron, Plate 242. John James Audubon (1785-1851). First Edition Engravings with Original Hand Color. London: Robert Havell, 1827-1838.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 27:</b> Great Blue Heron, Plate 211. John James Audubon (1785-1851). First Edition Engravings with Original Hand Color. London: Robert Havell, 1827-1838.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 27:</b> The Clouded Leopard. Charles Robert Knight (1874-1953). Oil on canvas.
    <b>Arader Galleries Auction<br>January 27, 2018</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 27:</b> A Bouquet of Daffodils and Other Flowers with a Butterfly on the Stem. Pierre-Joseph Redouté (1759-1840). Black Chalk, Watercolor And Gum Arabic On Vellum.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 27:</b> CELLARIUS, Andreas (ca 1596-1665). <i>Harmonia macrocosmica seu atlas universalis et Novus</i>. Amsterdam: Pieter Schenk and Gerald Valk, 1708.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 27:</b> HOMANN, Johann Baptist (1663-1724). <i>Grosser Atlas über die gantze Welt</i>. Nuremburg: J.H.G. Bieling for the heirs of Homann, 1737.
    <b>Arader Galleries Auction<br>January 27, 2018</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 27:</b> LEVAILLANT, Francois (1753-1824). <i>Histoire naturelle des perroquets</i>. Paris: Levrault frères (later Levrault, Schoell & Co.), 1801-1805.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 27:</b> FUCHS, Leonhard (1501-1566). <i>De historia stirpium commentarii insignes. adiectis earundem vivis plusquam quingentis imaginibus</i>… Basel: Michel Isingrin, 1542.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 27:</b> Original Manuscript Map "Plano De Una Parte De La Provincia De La Luisiana..." AN EXCEPTIONALLY FINE AND HISTORICALLY IMPORTANT MAP SHOWING THE ORIGINS OF THE STATE OF TEXAS AT THE TURN OF THE 19TH CENTURY.
    <b>Arader Galleries Auction<br>January 27, 2018</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 27:</b> J. De Cordova's Map of the State of Texas Compiled from the records of the General Land Office of the State by Robert Creuzbaur, Houston. Hand-colored lithograph. New York: J. Atwood, 1850.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 27:</b> Texas. David Burr (1803-1875). Engraved Map with original hand color in full. New York: J. H. Colton & Co., 1834. Second Edition.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 27:</b> Map of Texas with Parts of Adjoining States Compiled by Stephen F. Austin. Engraved Map with original hand color. Philadelphia, 1830. First Edition.
  • <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books and Works on Paper. January 25, 2018</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 25:</b> <i>Verve: Revue Artistique et Littéraire/An Artistic and Literary Quarterly,</i> nos.1-38 in 26 vol [a complete set], numerous colour lithographs by Picasso, Chagall, Matisse & others. £8,000 to £12,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 25:</b> Wesley (John, Church of England clergyman and a founder of Methodism, 1703-91). Autograph Letter signed to Rev. John Bredin, 1782. £8,000 to £12,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 25:</b> Austen (Jane). Brock (Charles Edward). A group of seventeen ink and watercolour drawings for Dent's edition of Jane Austen's <i>Sense and Sensibility,</i> 1908. £6,000 to £8,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books and Works on Paper. January 25, 2018</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 25:</b> Tibullus (Albius) and Gaius Valerius Catullus. <i>Elegiae, sive Carmina,</i> Venice, Andreas de Paltasichis, 1487. £5,000 to £7,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 25:</b> Doves Press. English Bible (The), 5 vol., one of 500 copies, signed and inscribed by Laurence Hodson, Doves Press, 1903. £5,000 to £7,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 25:</b> Africa. Smith (Andrew). <i>Illustrations of the Zoology of South Africa,</i> 5 vol., first edition, original cloth, [1838-50]. £4,000 to £6,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books and Works on Paper. January 25, 2018</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 25:</b> Longitude. <i>An Act for providing a Publick Reward for such Person or Persons as shall Discover the Longitude at Sea,</i> first edition of this highly important act, John Baskett, 1714. £3,000 to £5,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 25:</b> Shirley (James). <i>Six new playes, viz. The Brothers. Sisters. Doubtfull Heir. Imposture. Cardinall. Court secret,</i> first edition, 1653. £3,000 to £4,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 25:</b> Heaney (Seamus). <i>Ugolino,</i> number 77 of 125 copies, Dublin, Dolmen Press, 1979. £3,000 to £4,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books and Works on Paper. January 25, 2018</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 25:</b> Lasinio (Carlo, 1759-1838). <i>[Ritratti Originali de Pittori Esistenti Nella Reale Galleria de Firenze],</i> 99 engravings, circa 1791-96. £1,800 to £2,200
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 25:</b> Japan. Kusakabe Kimbei. Photograph Album, 50 hand-coloured albumen prints, oblong folio, [c.1890-1900]. £1,500 to £2,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 25:</b> Polar. Expedition in search of Sir John Franklin. Arctic Expedition in search of Sir John Franklin, printed flyer, 1852. £1,000 to £1,500