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  • <b>Sotheby’s: The Library of John & Suzanne Bonham. 26 September in London. Viewing 22-25 September</b>
    Sotheby’s London, Sep. 26:</b> Churchill, Winston S. Two Typed Letters Signed, regarding the British North Greenland Expedition (1952-54). £3,000 to £4,000
    Sotheby’s London, Sep. 26:</b> Bernatz, Johann Martin. <i> Scenes in Ethiopia</i>. London: F.G. Moon, 1852. First edition. £6,000 to £8,000
    Sotheby’s London, Sep. 26:</b> Captain Lawrence Edward Grace Oates. Collection comprising (among other things): documents and pamphlets. £1,500 to £1,800
    <b>Sotheby’s: The Library of John & Suzanne Bonham. 26 September in London. Viewing 22-25 September</b>
    Sotheby’s London, Sep. 26:</b> Darwin, Charles, and Philip Parker King, and Robert FitzRoy. <i> Narrative of the Surveying Voyages of His Majesty's Ships Adventure and Beagle Between the Years 1826 and 1836…</i> £15,000 to £20,000
    Sotheby’s London, Sep. 26:</b> Spratt, Thomas A.B., and Edward Forbes. <i>Travels in Lycia, Milyas, and the Cibyratis</i>. London: John Van Voorst, 1847. £800 to £1,200
    Sotheby’s London, Sep. 26:</b> Richardson, John. <i>Arctic Searching Expedition: A Journal of a Boat-Voyage Through Rupert's Land and the Arctic Sea, In Search of Sir John Franklin</i>. £6,000 to £8,000
  • <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Cook in Tahiti. [Playbill]. [Germany, c.1840.] $3,000 - $5,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Roberts' Sketches in Egypt and Nubia. London, 1846-9. $20,000 - $30,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Breydenbach. Peregrinatio in terram sanctam. Mainz, 1486. $100,000 - $150,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Dürer. Underweysung der messung [and two more]. Nuremberg, 1525-8. $150,000 - $200,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Whitman. Autograph Manuscript [in] The Complete Writings. One of 32 sets. $8,000 - $12,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Columbus. De Insulis nuper in mari Indico repertis. Basel, 1494. $700,000 - $1,000,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> The Dr. Hendon M. Harris Jr. Korean Atlas Collection. [Korea; c.1700 to c.1890.] $35,000 - $50,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Aa, Pieter van der. Naaukeurige versameling der gedenk-waardigste zee en land-reysen. Leyden, 1706-8. $8000 - $12,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 27:</b> Russian Kholod 5D67 HFL Rocket Engine. $25,000 - $40,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 27:</b> Neil Armstrong Apollo Era Training Glove. $8,000 - $12,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 27:</b> Large Lunar Near Side Chart, Signed by 20th Century Surface Explorers. $20,000 - $25,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 27:</b> Annotated Photo Album Detailing Alexander Graham Bell's Experiments with Tetrahedral Kites. $50,000 - $80,000

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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>Consignments now invited<br>History of Science & Technology<br>December 12th, 2017</b>
    NEWTON, ISAAC. <i>Opticks</i>. London, 1704. Presentation copy to Edmund Halley. Sold for $1,330,000
    Apple Computer Contract & Dissolution of Contract, signed by Jobs, Wozniak, & Wayne. Sold for $1,594,500
    DARWIN, CHARLES. Autograph Manuscript page from the manuscript of <i>On the Origin of Species</i>. Sold for $250,000
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> Printed & Manuscript Americana</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> Broadside proclaiming the end of the Revolutionary War, NH, 1783. $20,000 to $30,000. 
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> Manuscript medical journal kept by physicians aboard Continental Navy vessels, 1777-88. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> Manuscript notes on sermons heard at Boston's First Church & Old South Church, 1684-1703. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> Printed & Manuscript Americana</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> Missionary archive of Samuel W. and Gideon H. Pond, MN, 1833-93. $30,000 to $40,000. 
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> Captain's journal of a mutinous whaling journey, South Pacific, 1839-46. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> <i>McClees' Gallery of Photographic Portraits ... of the Thirty-Fifth Congress</i>,Washington, 1859. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> Printed & Manuscript Americana</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> Juan de Ugarte, manuscript report on first 16 months of California missions, Mexico, 1699. $12,000 to $18,000
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> Cyanotype albums depicting the construction of the Williamsburg Bridge, New York City, 1897-1903. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> Unrecorded broadside from occupied New York, 1778. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> Printed & Manuscript Americana</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> <i>The Honolulu Merchants' Looking-Glass</i>, first edition, San Francisco, 1862. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> Honorius Philoponus, <i>Nova Typis Transacta Navigatio</i>, first edition, Linz, 1621. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> The Book of Mormon, first edition, Palmyra, NY, 1830. $10,000 to $15,000.
  • <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. September 27, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Cook (Captain James).- Webber (John) and Marie Catherina Prestel. Four views in the South Seas [bound with] <i>Atlas to accompany Captain James Cook's account of his voyages...</i> £4,000 to £6,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Knight (Joseph). <i>On the cultivation of the plants belonging to the natural order of Proteeae</i>, 1809. £2,000 to £3,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> India & China.- Sonnerat (Pierre). <i>Voyage aux Indes Orientales et a la Chine, fait par ordre du roi, depuis 1774 jusqu'en 1781</i>. £20,000 to £30,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. September 27, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Mongolia.- Pallas (Peter Simon). <i>Sammlungen Historischer Nachrichten uber die Mongolischen Volkerschaften.</i> £15,000 to £20,000 
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> America.- Warre (Henry). <i>Sketches in North America</i>, 1848. £4,000 to £6,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Atlases.- <i>English Pilot (The). The Fourth Book. Describing The West-Indian Navigation, from Hudson's Bay to the River Amazones...</i> £4,000 to £6,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. September 27, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Greece.- Lear (Edward). <i>Views of the Seven Ionian Isles</i>, signed presentation copy from the author to Evelyn Baring, 1863. £3,000 to £4,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Lear (Edward).- [Gray (John Edward)]. <i>Gleanings from the Menagerie and Aviary at Knowsley Hall</i>, 1846. £7,000 to £10,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Flamsteed (John). <i>Historiae Coelestis</i>, first edition,1712. £20,000 to £30,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. September 27, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Flamsteed (John). <i>Atlas Coelestis</i>, 1781. £10,000 to £15,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Conjuring Posters.- The Steens, American Mystifiers: Originators of Silent Transmission. broadside poster, [probably 1890-1900]. £300 to £500
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Tyndale's Bible.- Bible, English. The newe Testament, Richard Jugge, 1552; sold not subject to return. £10,000 to £15,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. September 27, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Cook (Captain James).- Webber (John) and Marie Catherina Prestel. Four views in the South Seas [bound with] <i>Atlas to accompany Captain James Cook's account of his voyages to the Pacific Ocean in the years 1776-1780.</i>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Knight (Joseph). <i>On the cultivation of the plants belonging to the natural order of Proteeae</i>, 1809. £2,000 to £3,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> India & China.- Sonnerat (Pierre). <i>Voyage aux Indes Orientales et a la Chine, fait par ordre du roi, depuis 1774 jusqu'en 1781</i>. £20,000 to £30,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. September 27, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Mongolia.- Pallas (Peter Simon). <i>Sammlungen Historischer Nachrichten uber die Mongolischen Volkerschaften.</i> £15,000 to £20,000 
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> America.- Warre (Henry). <i>Sketches in North America</i>, 1848. £4,000 to £6,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Atlases.- <i>English Pilot (The). The Fourth Book. Describing The West-Indian Navigation, from Hudson's Bay to the River Amazones...</i> £4,000 to £6,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. September 27, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Greece.- Lear (Edward). <i>Views of the Seven Ionian Isles</i>, signed presentation copy from the author to Evelyn Baring, 1863. £3,000 to £4,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Lear (Edward).- [Gray (John Edward)]. <i>Gleanings from the Menagerie and Aviary at Knowsley Hall</i>, 1846. £7,000 to £10,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Flamsteed (John). <i>Historiae Coelestis</i>, first edition,1712. £20,000 to £30,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. September 27, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Flamsteed (John). <i>Atlas Coelestis</i>, 1781. £10,000 to £15,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Conjuring Posters.- The Steens, American Mystifiers: Originators of Silent Transmission. broadside poster, [probably 1890-1900]. £300 to £500
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Tyndale's Bible.- Bible, English. The newe Testament, Richard Jugge, 1552; sold not subject to return. £10,000 to £15,000
  • <b>19th Century Shop’s Catalog 170 Great Books and Photos. Please inquire for a copy.</b>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Exodus 10:10 to 16:15. Complete Biblical scroll sheet in Hebrew, a Torah scroll panel. Middle East, ca. 10th or 11th century.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Copernicus Refuted. (Astronomy.). Scientific manuscript of a course of studies at Collège de la Trinité, Lyon. 1660s.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Israel’s War of Independence and the Early Days of the IDF. 58 photographs presented to Israel Ber, IDF officer and later convicted spy.
    <b>19th Century Shop’s Catalog 170 Great Books and Photos. Please inquire for a copy.</b>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Early Unpublished Darwin letter on the races of man. Autograph Letter Signed [to Henry Denny]. Down, Kent, June 1, [1844].
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Classic Image of American Slavery. Kimball, M. H. <i>Emancipated Slaves</i>. New York: George Hanks, 1863.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> (Underground Railroad.) Scaggs, Isaac. Important Runaway Slave Poster: $500 Reward Ran away, or decoyed from the subscriber…