• <b>19th Century Shop’s Catalog 170 Great Books and Photos. Please inquire for a copy!</b>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Walt Whitman. Poetical manuscript from <i>Leaves of Grass</i> (1865)
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> (Daniel Boone.) Filson. <i>The Discovery ... of Kentucke</i> (1784)
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Edgar A. Poe. <i>Tales</i> (1845) original cloth
    <b>19th Century Shop’s Catalog 170 Great Books and Photos. Please inquire for a copy!</b>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Emerson. Autograph letter signed on his philosophy of poetry (1841)
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Fitzgerald. <i>This Side of Paradise</i> (1920) presentation copy
  • <b>Cowan’s Auctions: American History: Live Salesroom Auction Including Property from N. Flayderman & Co. Nov. 17, 2017</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, Nov. 17:</b> French & Indian War, Manuscript Orderly Book, Recorded by Captain Nathaniel Perry, 1755-1756. $10,000 - $15,000
    <b>Cowan’s, Nov. 17:</b> Nicholas Gilman, N.H. Patriot, Revolutionary War Veteran, & Signer of the US Constitution, Bible & Sword. $40,000 - $60,000
    <b>Cowan’s, Nov. 17:</b> The Year of Secession, 1861, Exceptional Confederate States of America Collection. $35,000 - $45,000
    <b>Cowan’s Auctions: American History: Live Salesroom Auction Including Property from N. Flayderman & Co. Nov. 17, 2017</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, Nov. 17:</b> Very Rare “Proclamation ... to the People of...Texas,” July 1863, After the Fall of Vicksburg. $3,000 - $5,000
    <b>Cowan’s, Nov. 17:</b> Confederate Pass Signed by Captain William C. Quantrill. $8,000 - $12,000
    <b>Cowan’s, Nov. 17:</b> Album Containing Original Artwork by Frederick Volck, Incl. Drawing of Stonewall Jackson. $2,000 - $4,000
    <b>Cowan’s Auctions: American History: Live Salesroom Auction Including Property from N. Flayderman & Co. Nov. 17, 2017</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, Nov. 17:</b> Sir Edmund Loder, Naturalist, Horticulturist, Traveller, & Sportsman, Exceptional Photo Book. $15,000 - $25,000
    <b>Cowan’s, Nov. 17:</b> Abolitionist Family CDV Album Containing Prominent Abolitionist & Quaker Personalities, Plus. $15,000 - $25,000
    <b>Cowan’s, Nov. 17:</b> Record of American Citizens Listed in the The American Artists Manual Manuscript Order Book, Ca 1812-1813.
    <b>Cowan’s Auctions: American History: Live Salesroom Auction Including Property from N. Flayderman & Co. Nov. 17, 2017</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, Nov. 17:</b> Exceptional CDV of Lincoln Assassination Conspirator Lewis Powell by Gardner. $800 - $1,000
    <b>Cowan’s, Nov. 17:</b> Photo Album and Archive Documenting Rev. W.C. Roe's Mission to Fort Sill, Incl. Many Photographs of Geronimo, & Others. $20,000 - $30,000
    <b>Cowan’s, Nov. 17:</b> The American West, Extraordinary Album Containing Photographs of Mormon Elders, American Indians, & More. $15,000 - $25,000
  • <b>Bonhams: History of Science and Technology. Wednesday, December 6, 2017. New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 95. Turing. <i>Systems of Logic Based on Ordinals</i>. Offprint. London, 1939. Robin Gandy's Copy. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 98. Zernike, Fritz. The 1953 Nobel Prize for Physics: The Invention of the Phase-Contrast Microscope. $100,000 to $150,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 111. Apple 1 Computer, operational, with exceptional provenance. $400,000 to $600,000
    <b>Bonhams: Voices of the 20th Century. Wednesday, December 6, 2017. New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 1074. Bruce, Lenny. An unreleased 16 mm film by "Count" Lewis DePasquale featuring Lenny Bruce. $7,000 to $10,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 1254. Hirohito. Manuscript in Japanese, "The Emperor's Monologue," transcribed by Terasaki Hidenari. $100,000 to $150,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 1095. Goldman. Emma. Large archive of correspondence, much of it to Warren Starr Van Valkenburgh. $70,000 to $100,000
    <b>Bonhams: History of Science and Technology. Wednesday, December 6, 2017. New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 109. Wozniak and Jobs. The First Digital "Blue Box", Berkeley, 1972. $30,000 to $50,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 46. Newton, Isaac. <i>Philosophiae naturalis principia mathematica</i>. 1st issue. London, 1687. $300,000 to $500,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 49. Newton. Autograph Manuscript in English, a portion of a draft of Newton's study on revelation. $15,000 to $20,000
    <b>Bonhams: Voices of the 20th Century. Wednesday, December 6, 2017. New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 1027. Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby. 1st edition, 1st issue. Scribners, 1925. $40,000 to $60,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 1042. Hemingway., Ernest. For Whom the Bell Tolls. Presentation copy, one of 15 copies. Scribners, 1940. $25,000 to $35,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 1215. A 48-star American Flag, flown from LCT-703, sunk on Omaha Beach, December 1944. $15,000 to $20,000
  • <b>Ketterer Kunst Hamburg: Rare Books Auction on November 20th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books Nov. 20:</b><br><i>Biblia latina</i>, Nuremberg 1475. <br>Est: €18,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books Nov. 20:</b><br>Latin and French Book of Hours, Paris around 1490. Est: €60,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books Nov. 20:</b><br>P. J. Redouté, <i>Les Roses</i>, Paris 1828-29. Est: €12,000
    <b>Ketterer Kunst Hamburg: Rare Books Auction on November 20th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books Nov. 20:</b><br>G. W. Knorr, <i>Deliciae Naturae Selectae</i>, Doordrecht 1771. Est: €10,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books Nov. 20:</b><br>J. J. Spalowsky, <i>Beytrag zur Naturgeschichte der Vögel</i>, Vienna 1790-92. Est: €20,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books Nov. 20:</b><br>H. A. Châtelain, <i>Atlas historique</i>, Amsterdam 1718-20. Est: €20,000
    <b>Ketterer Kunst Hamburg: Rare Books Auction on November 20th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books Nov. 20:</b><br>K. Rasmussen, Thule-expedition, around 1925-33. Est: €28,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books Nov. 20:</b><br>E. Cerillo, <i>Dipinti murali di Pompei</i>, Napels 1886. Est: €3,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books Nov. 20:</b><br>W. Shakespeare, <i>The plays</i>, London 1807. Est: €1,500
    <b>Ketterer Kunst Hamburg: Rare Books Auction on November 20th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books Nov. 20:</b><br>G. Klimt, <i>Das Werk</i>, Vienna 1914. Est: €15,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books Nov. 20:</b><br><i>International Exhibition of Modern Art</i>, New York 1926. Est: €3,500
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books Nov. 20:</b><br><i>Arp – Delaunay – Magnelli – Taeuber-Arp</i>, Paris 1950. Est: €1,500

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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

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  • <b>Christie’s Paris, Nov. 28:</b> Seba, Albertus. <i>Locupletissimi rerum naturalium thesauri.</i> Amsterdam: J. Wetsten, 1734[-1769]. €350,000–550,000
    <b>Christie’s Paris, Nov. 28:</b> Janssonius, Joannes. <i>Novus Atlas Absolutissimus</i>. Amsterdam: J Jansson, 1658 [after 1664]. €250,000–450,000
    <b>Christie’s Paris, Nov. 28:</b> Goya, Francisco de. <i>[La Tauromaquia.] Treinta y tres estampas, que representan diferentes suertes y actitudes del arte de lidiar los Toros</i>. Madrid: [Rafael Esteve, 1816]. €150,000–250,000
    <b>Christie’s Online, Nov. 29 – Dec. 06:</b> Einstein, Albert. <i>On residual rays – and guilt about an old girlfriend</i>. Prague, 26 December 1911. US$10,000–15,000
    <b>Christie’s Online, Nov. 29 – Dec. 06:</b> Einstein, Albert. <i>‘What is logically simple is so difficult mathematically'</i>. Princeton, 16 August 1949. US$20,000–30,000
    <b>Christie’s New York, Dec. 5:</b> Yorktown Campaign manuscript map. ‘No 1 Carte générale de l’Isle de New York et des Environs...No 2. Reconnoissance Geometrique…’ n.p., c. 1781–1782. US$150,000–200,000
    <b>Christie’s New York, Dec. 5:</b> Le Hay, Jacques and Ferriol, Charles de (1637–1722). <i>Recueil de cent estampes représentant differentes nations du Levant</i>. Paris: Le Hay and Duchange, 1714. US$30,000–40,000
    <b>Christie’s New York, Dec. 7:</b> Cresswell, Samuel Gurney. <i>A Series of Eight Sketches … of the Voyage of the H.M.S. Investigator during the Discovery of the North-west Passage</i>. London: 1854. US$30,000–40,000.
    <b>Christie’s New York, Dec. 7:</b> Veer, Gerrit de. <i>Diarium nauticum seu vera descriptio trium navigationum admirandarum</i>. Amsterdam: Cornelius [Claesz], 1598. US$25,000–35,000
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:<br>Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>John Norman, <i>The American Pilot</i>, complete copy with 11 folding charts, Boston, 1810. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>John Smith, <i>New England</i>, London, 1616. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>Plancius Petrus, <i>Orbis Terrarum Typus de Integro Multis in Locis Emendatus</i>, Amsterdam, 1594. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:<br>Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>Martin Waldseemüller, <i>Tabula Terre Nove</i>, woodcut, Strasbourg, 1513. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>Forlani & Zaltieri, <i>Il Disegno del Discoperto della Noua Franza</i>, Venice, 1566. $30,000 to $50,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>Richard Hakluyt, <i>Novus Orbis</i>, first appearance of "Virginia" on a printed map, Paris, 1587. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:<br>Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>Pieter van den Keere, <i>Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Geographica</i>, Amsterdam, 1608. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>Abraham Ortelius, <i>Theatrum Orbis Terrarum</i>, Antwerp, 1584. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>George B. Goode & Samuel A. Kilbourne, <i>Game Fishes of the United States</i>, New York, 1879. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:<br>Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>William Faden, <i>The Province of New Jersey</i>, London, 1777. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>James Gillray, <i>The Plumb-Pudding in Danger</i>, hand-colored etching, London, 1805. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>Pierre Belon, <i>L'Histoire de la Nature des Oyseaux</i>, with woodcut illustrations, Paris, 1555. $8,000 to $12,000.
  • <b>ALDE - Modern Illustrated Books - Original Drawings. 22 November 2017</b>
    <b>ALDE, Nov. 22:</b> DEGAS (Edgar). Danseuses au repos. Charcoal drawing. 30,000€ to 40,000€
    <b>ALDE, Nov. 22:</b> ERNST (Max). Une Semaine de bonté ou Les Sept éléments capitaux. Deuxième cahier. L'Eau. 1934. With an original collage signed by Max Ernst. 15,000€ to 20,000€
    <b>ALDE, Nov. 22:</b> BALZAC (Honoré de). Le Chef-d’œuvre inconnu. 1931. Illustrated edition by Pablo Picasso of 12 original etchings. 20,000€ to 30,000€
    <b>ALDE, Nov. 22:</b> GIACOMETTI (Alberto). Paris sans fin. 1969. Last illustrated book of Giacometti. 15,000€ to 20,000€