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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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The Season Begins: 25 Auctions this Week

For the week ended Saturday, September 2nd, 16 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; one denominated in euros, 2 in British pounds, 1 in Mexican pesos, and 12 in US dollars.  Turnover was a slim $888,397 as 3,714 lots were offered and 3,003 lots sold for an 81% success rate.  It was quiet.

 

1 auction saw total sales exceed 100% of the high estimates of all lots offered: 

EldredsThe Prints of Paul Jacoulet on August 23rd: 115.50% 


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

Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 8/20 on August 27th: 99.68% 
Rago Arts and AuctionsUnreserved - Session 2 on August 26th: 99.04% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 8/20 on August 27th: 98.40% 
Rago Arts and AuctionsUnreserved - Session 3 on August 27th: 98.39% 
Rago Arts and AuctionsUnreserved - Session 1 on August 25th: 97.83% 
EldredsThe Prints of Paul Jacoulet on August 23rd: 95.40% 
EldredsAsian Art on August 26th: 94.00% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on August 29th: 93.75% 
Skinner20th Century Design - prints on August 24th: 90.00% 


16 total sales reported this week: 

PBA GalleriesArt and Illustration on August 31st: 70.08% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on August 29th: 93.75% 
Morton SubastasMONCLAU Eclectic Collection Auction: Books, Brochures and Documents on the History of Constitutional on August 29th: 32.32% 
Winter AssociatesANTIQUES; PAINTINGS; ASIAN; SCULPTURE; GLASS; PORCELAIN; SILVER; FURNITURE; ETC. on August 28th: 60.00% 
Addison and SarovaRare Books, Manuscripts and Ephemera on August 26th: 79.15% 
Rago Arts and AuctionsUnreserved - Session 3 on August 27th: 98.39% 
Rago Arts and AuctionsUnreserved - Session 2 on August 26th: 99.04% 
Rago Arts and AuctionsUnreserved - Session 1 on August 25th: 97.83% 
Skinner20th Century Design - prints on August 24th: 90.00% 
EldredsAsian Art on August 26th: 94.00% 
EldredsThe Prints of Paul Jacoulet on August 23rd: 95.40% 
Keys Fine Arts AuctioneersBooks - Day 2 on August 25th: 68.38% 
Keys Fine Arts AuctioneersBooks - Day 1 on August 24th: 73.07% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art – Antique Engravings & Lithographs – Works on Paper on August 10th: 63.64% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 8/20 on August 27th: 98.40% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 8/20 on August 27th: 99.68% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Morton Subastas UNO DE LOS DOCUMENTOS MAS IMPORTANTES Y RAROS DEL MOVIMIENTO DE INDEPENDENCIA DE MÉXICO: PRIMERA EDICIÓN DEL MANIFIESTO DE LOS INSURGENTES COMANDADOS POR JOSÉ MARAA MORELOS Y PAVÓN, DANDO CUENTA DE LA PUBLICACIÓN, EL DIA ANTERIOR, DEL DECRETO CONSTITUCION on August 29th Actual price: USD $10,800.
  2. PBA Galleries The Koran (Qu'ran) on August 31st Actual price: USD $9,600.
  3. Morton Subastas ESTA ES LA VERDADERA EDICIÓN PRINCIPE DE LA PRIMERA CONSTITUCIÓN POLITICA DE MÉXICO, CON LAS 2 RÚBRICAS MANUSCRITAS DEL SECRETARIO DE ESTADO, D. JUAN GUZMAN. on August 29th Actual price: USD $9,360.
  4. Addison and Sarova Kent, Rockwell. Moby Dick [SIGNED, LTD] on August 26th Actual price: USD $7,800.
  5. Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books Besler - Sunflower on August 10th Actual price: USD $7,205.
  6. Heritage Auctions Fantastic Four #4 on August 27th Actual price: USD $6,573.
  7. Morton Subastas TODO INDICA QUE POR SER MUCHO MAS EXTENSA Y DETALLADA: 190 ARTICULOS, SE PUBLICÓ EN TERCER LUGAR. on August 29th Actual price: USD $6,480.
  8. Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books Besler - Artichoke on August 10th Actual price: USD $6,215.
  9. Eldreds Chinese Flower Seller, Seoul, 1936. on August 23rd Actual price: USD $5,938.
  10. Morton Subastas UNA DE LAS MAS IMPORTANTES REFERENCIAS DE CONSTITUCIONES DE MÉXICO. EDICIÓN PRINCIPE, MUY BUSCADA. LOS TRES TOMOS COMPLETOS CON EL GRABADO DE TORREBLANCA. INCLUYEN LAS CONSTITUCIONES DE COAHUILA - TEJAS, NUEVO MÉXICO, ALTA CALIFORNIA. on August 29th Actual price: USD $5,760.
  11. PBA Galleries Jimi Hendrix Experience, John Mayall and the Blues Breakers, and Albert King at the Fillmore Auditorium and Winterland on August 31st Actual price: USD $5,400.
  12. Rago Arts and Auctions "Calder's Circus," on August 26th Actual price: USD $5,313.
  13. Addison and Sarova Aristotle. De Natura Animalium. Aldus, 1513 on August 26th Actual price: USD $5,100.
  14. Eldreds La Confidente. (The Confidant). on August 23rd Actual price: USD $5,100.
  15. Morton Subastas RARASIMO E HISTÓRICAMENTE MUY IMPORTANTE, A PESAR DE SU MODESTO TATULO, ES UNA VERDADERA CONSTITUCIÓN POLATICA. EN SU ARTACULO 90, POR VEZ PRIMERA SE TRATA EL PROBLEMA AGRARIO. on August 29th Actual price: USD $5,040.
  16. Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books David Roberts - Approach of the Simoon, Desert of Gizeh on August 10th Actual price: USD $5,005.
  17. Addison and Sarova [Military Atlas, 1776, & Other Important Maps] on August 26th Actual price: USD $4,800.
  18. Addison and Sarova Jesse Woodson James, Original Ambrotype on August 26th Actual price: USD $4,800.
  19. PBA Galleries The Merry Wives of Windsor on August 31st Actual price: USD $4,500.
  20. Heritage Auctions Fantastic Four #1 on August 27th Actual price: USD $4,422.
  21. Morton Subastas EL PRIMER DOCUMENTO RELACIONADO CON LA CREACIÓN DE LAS BASES DE GOBIERNO PARA MÉXICO, A SEIS MESES INICIADA SU INDEPENDENCIA, DE ENORME IMPORTANCIA HISTÓRICA. on August 29th Actual price: USD $4,320.
  22. Heritage Auctions Jest Illustration Original Art on August 27th Actual price: USD $4,063.
  23. PBA Galleries The Tale of Peter Rabbit on August 31st Actual price: USD $3,900.
  24. Eldreds La Gerbe d'Anthurium. Angur. M du S. (Anthurium Flowers). on August 23rd Actual price: USD $3,900.
  25. Heritage Auctions Joker Illustration Original Art on August 27th Actual price: USD $3,824.






For the week ahead 25 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Sep. 4th
Moreshet Auctions. Jerusalem. Judaica: Books and Manuscripts. 402 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 53 lots

Tue. Sep. 5th
Rossini. Paris. Prints, Lithographs. 432 lots
Chiswick Auctions. London. Asian Art - Books and Prints. 25 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 8/29. 253 lots

Wed. Sep. 6th
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Exeter. Books, Maps and Prints. 740 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books, Maps and Documents. 539 lots
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Online Auction - Books, Prints. 14 lots
Winner's Auctions and Exhibitions. Jerusalem. Win-One Rosh HaShana (No. 1). 1 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Collectibles Online. 25 lots

Thu. Sep. 7th
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Rare Books and Manuscripts. 253 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Antique Prints. 154 lots
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Books, Prints. 34 lots
Vermot de Pas. Paris. NASA Photographs.

Fri. Sep. 8th
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Lancaster. Rare and Used Books. 452 lots
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. Treasures of the Caren Archive - How History Unfolds on Paper: Live Salesroom Auction. 428 lots

Sat. Sep. 9th
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Fall Estates Auction. 84 lots
Aspire Auctions. Cleveland. Online Sale: Books and Prints - Internet bidstart 9/1. 87 lots
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. Coin-Op and Advertising - Posters and Lithographs. 57 lots
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Hudson. Fine Auction - Art and Design - Prints. 17 lots
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . Gallery Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs. 29 lots
Gibson Auction Inc.. Orange County. Civil War Relics.
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books.

Sun. Sep. 10th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 9/3.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 9/3.

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…