• <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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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

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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€