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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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Fifteen Auctions Archived, 11 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday, August 26, 2017, fifteen auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; one denominated in Australian dollars, 1 in euros, 3 in British pounds and 10 in US dollars.  Turnover was $2,275,211 as 3,765 lots were offered and 3,113 sold for a 82.6% success rate.  Summer is over!

For the upcoming Labor Day shortened week 11 sales are scheduled.

 

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

Northeast AuctionsAmerican Furniture & Folk Art, Marine and China Trade Auction - Day 1 on August 18th: 197.73% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsUnreserved Book Stock Sale on August 16th: 187.60% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints, Photographs on August 22nd: 163.56% 
Potter and Potter AuctionsSleight of Hand - The Jeff Busby Collection on August 19th: 150.09% 
Northeast AuctionsAmerican Furniture & Folk Art, Marine and China Trade Auction - Day 3 on August 20th: 106.44% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Modern Literature, Children’s and Illustrated Books on August 24th: 104.65% 
Bloomsbury AuctionsSummer Sale - Prints on August 23rd: 103.83% 


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

Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 8/13 on August 20th: 98.82% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsUnreserved Book Stock Sale on August 16th: 98.64% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 8/13 on August 20th: 98.00% 
Potter and Potter AuctionsSleight of Hand - The Jeff Busby Collection on August 19th: 94.36% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints, Photographs on August 22nd: 91.35% 
Northeast AuctionsAmerican Furniture & Folk Art, Marine and China Trade Auction - Day 3 on August 20th: 90.24% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Modern Literature, Children’s and Illustrated Books on August 24th: 86.09% 
William H. Bunch Auctions and AppraisalsAugust Premier Auction - Books and Prints on August 22nd: 85.71% 
Northeast AuctionsAmerican Furniture & Folk Art, Marine and China Trade Auction -Day 2 on August 19th: 84.62% 
Bloomsbury AuctionsSummer Sale - Prints on August 23rd: 80.00% 
 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. RR Auction Tupac Shakur's 1996 American Motors Hummer H1 on August 17th Actual price: USD $206,531.
  2. Potter and Potter Auctions Important archive of Dai Vernon ? Faucett Ross Letters. on August 19th Actual price: USD $50,400.
  3. Potter and Potter Auctions Important Archive of Correspondence from Charlie Miller to Faucett Ross. on August 19th Actual price: USD $48,000.
  4. Australian Book Auctions SIT NOMEN DOMINI BENEDICTUM. THE EUREKA STOCKADE. THE CONSEQUENCE OF SOME PIRATES WANTING ON QUARTER-DECK A REBELLION. on August 22nd Actual price: USD $37,857.
  5. Northeast Auctions POLITICAL SATIRICAL PRINT "THE BOSTONIANS IN DISTRESS," on August 18th Actual price: USD $36,000.
  6. Australian Book Auctions SLAVERY AND FAMINE, PUNISHMENTS FOR SEDITION; OR, AN ACCOUNT OF THE MISERIES AND STARVATION AT BOTANY BAY. on August 22nd Actual price: USD $35,964.
  7. Northeast Auctions CANVAS BACKED DUCK, NO. 61, PLATE CCCI, FROM “THE BIRDS OF AMERICA.” on August 20th Actual price: USD $32,400.
  8. Northeast Auctions POLITICAL SATIRICAL PRINT "THE BOSTONIAN'S PAYING THE EXCISE-MAN, OR TARRING AND FEATHERING," on August 18th Actual price: USD $31,200.
  9. Potter and Potter Auctions The Csuri Notes [Original Typescripts]. on August 19th Actual price: USD $28,800.
  10. RR Auction Marilyn Monroe Signed Photograph on August 17th Actual price: USD $23,883.
  11. RR Auction James Dean Signed Oversized Pastel Portrait on August 17th Actual price: USD $17,334.
  12. RR Auction Beatles Set of (5) Prints on August 17th Actual price: USD $17,154.
  13. Northeast Auctions FRAKTUR FOR TRINA HAMMAN, BORN 9 OCTOBER 1790, HARDY COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA. on August 18th Actual price: USD $15,600.
  14. RR Auction J. K. Rowling Signed 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone' Book on August 17th Actual price: USD $13,453.
  15. RR Auction Andy Warhol Set of (10) Signed Mick Jagger Postcard Photographs on August 17th Actual price: USD $13,133.
  16. RR Auction Prince Original Oversized 1977 Photograph by Robert Whitman on August 17th Actual price: USD $12,251.
  17. Northeast Auctions VIEW OF SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA. TAKEN FROM TELEGRAPH HILL, APRIL 1850, BY WM. B. MCMURTRIE, DRAUGHTSMAN OF THE U.S. SURVEYING EXPEDITION. on August 20th Actual price: USD $12,000.
  18. Potter and Potter Auctions Large Archive of Faucett Ross?Frank Csuri Correspondence. on August 19th Actual price: USD $12,000.
  19. RR Auction Beatles Signed 1964 Norman Parkinson Book on August 17th Actual price: USD $11,026.
  20. Northeast Auctions THE CITY OF SAN FRANCISCO. on August 20th Actual price: USD $10,800.
  21. Heritage Auctions The Incredible Hulk #1 on August 20th Actual price: USD $10,158.
  22. RR Auction Beatles Signed 1963 Royal Command Performance Admission Ticket on August 17th Actual price: USD $9,800.
  23. RR Auction Prince 'Purple Rain' Film-Used Clapperboard on August 17th Actual price: USD $9,799.
  24. RR Auction The Sex Pistols 'Never Mind the Bollocks' Signed Album on August 17th Actual price: USD $9,093.
  25. Australian Book Auctions TO THE RIGHT HONOURABLE SIR GEORGE MURRAY, K.C.B. HIS MAJESTY’S PRINCIPAL SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE COLONIES… on August 22nd Actual price: USD $8,991.



15 total sales reported this week:

William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. August Premier Auction - Books and Prints on August 22nd: 85.71%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Modern Literature, Children’s and Illustrated Books on August 24th: 86.09%
PBA Galleries. Miniature Books: Library of A Gentleman's Collection on August 24th: 53.94%
Eldreds. Japanese Art on August 23rd: 72.00%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Summer Sale - Prints on August 23rd: 80.00%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints, Photographs on August 22nd: 91.35%
Northeast Auctions. American Furniture & Folk Art, Marine and China Trade Auction - Day 3 on August 20th: 90.24%
Northeast Auctions. American Furniture & Folk Art, Marine and China Trade Auction - Day 1 on August 18th: 59.24%
Northeast Auctions. American Furniture & Folk Art, Marine and China Trade Auction -Day 2 on August 19th: 84.62%
RR Auction. Pop Culture - Internet Bidstart 8/10 on August 17th: 63.87%
Australian Book Auctions. Important Books, Voyages and Travels, Literature and Art, Fishing, &c. on August 22nd: 71.18%
Potter and Potter Auctions. Sleight of Hand - The Jeff Busby Collection on August 19th: 94.36%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Unreserved Book Stock Sale on August 16th: 98.64%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 8/13 on August 20th: 98.00%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 8/13 on August 20th: 98.82%


For the week ahead 11 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Aug. 28th
Winter Associates. Plainville, CT . ANTIQUES; PAINTINGS; ASIAN; SCULPTURE; GLASS; PORCELAIN; SILVER; FURNITURE; ETC.. 40 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 64 lots

Tue. Aug. 29th
Morton Subastas. México DF CP 11000. MONCLAU Eclectic Collection Auction: Books, Brochures and Documents on the History of Constitutional. 164 lots
Kedem Auction. Jerusalem . Jewish and Israeli History, Art and Culture. 488 lots

Wed. Aug. 30th
Trafford Books. Manchester. Books. 295 lots
Grays Auctioneers. Cleveland, . Fine Art, Furniture and Decorative Arts - Prints. 29 lots

Thu. Aug. 31st
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Cape Town. Books - Internet Bidstart 8/24. 396 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Art and Illustration. 478 lots
Forum Auctions in Italy. Roma. No Reserve Online Sale: Antiquarian and Rare Books. 70 lots

Sun. Sep. 3rd
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 8/27.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 8/27.

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…