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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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Twelve Auctions Archived, 30 More Next Week

For the week ending September 9, twelve auction were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database, 9 in U.S. dollars, 2 in euros, and one in British pounds. Sales were light, just $1,214,911 as 3,839 lots were offered, 3,286 sold, for a sales rate of 85.6%. The average lot was a modest $370. This is the calm before the storm, the end of summer and the Labor Day holiday in the U.S. Look for larger numbers beginning next week.

 

No auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars:


2 auctions saw total sales exceed 100% of the high estimates of all lots offered in the sale:

Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Printed Books, Maps and Documents on September 6th: 118.55%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on September 5th: 101.34%


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

National Book Auctions. Books & Ephemera - Signed, Modern, Colonial Ephmera, etc. on August 26th: 100.00%
National Book Auctions. Books and Ephemera – Firsts, Exploration, Signed, Limited, etc. on August 12th: 100.00%
Forum Auctions in Italy. No Reserve Online Sale: Antiquarian and Rare Books on August 31st: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 8/27 on September 3rd: 99.49%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 8/27 on September 3rd: 96.00%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Printed Books, Maps and Documents on September 6th: 91.65%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on September 5th: 90.57%


12 total sales reported this week:

Eldreds. Collectibles Online on September 6th: 68.00%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Printed Books, Maps and Documents on September 6th: 91.65%
Forum Auctions in Italy. No Reserve Online Sale: Antiquarian and Rare Books on August 31st: 100.00%
Grays Auctioneers. Fine Art, Furniture and Decorative Arts - Prints on August 30th: 27.59%
PBA Galleries. Rare Books and Manuscripts on September 7th: 55.73%
Cowans Auctions. Treasures of the Caren Archive - How History Unfolds on Paper: Live Salesroom Auction on September 8th: 79.91%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on September 5th: 90.57%
JellyFishTree. August Collectible Book Auction on August 9th: 22.46%
National Book Auctions. Books & Ephemera - Signed, Modern, Colonial Ephmera, etc. on August 26th: 100.00%
National Book Auctions. Books and Ephemera – Firsts, Exploration, Signed, Limited, etc. on August 12th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 8/27 on September 3rd: 99.49%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 8/27 on September 3rd: 96.00%

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. PBA Galleries The English Bible, Containing the Old Testament & the New Translated Out of the Original Tongues by Special Command of His Majesty King James the First... on September 7th Actual price: USD $16,800.
  2. Cowans Auctions “LEET ALL OUR HARTS UNITED BEE IN THE DEFENCE OF LIBERTY", Siege of Boston Powder Horn Identified to Barnabas Webb, April 1 on September 8th Actual price: USD $15,600.
  3. Cowans Auctions Abraham Lincoln and his Son Tad, Last Formal Photograph of the President, in Exceptional Folk Art Carved Emancipation Proclam on September 8th Actual price: USD $14,400.
  4. Cowans Auctions Mordecai M. Noah, Jewish American Editor & Journalist, Extraordinarily Lengthy ALS to James Monroe, May 1823 on September 8th Actual price: USD $14,400.
  5. Cowans Auctions Mathew Brady, Original Photograph Maquette, Union Cavalry Leaders & Raiders, Including George Armstrong Custer on September 8th Actual price: USD $13,800.
  6. Dominic Winter Book Auctions Report on the Scientific Results of the Voyage of the H.M.S. Challenger during the years 1873-76, under the command of Captain George S. Nares and Captain Frank Tourle Thomson, 40 volumes bound in 50, on September 6th Actual price: USD $11,831.
  7. Dominic Winter Book Auctions Highgrove Florilegium. The Highgrove Florilegium, Watercolours depicting Plants grown in the Garden at Highgrove on September 6th Actual price: USD $11,042.
  8. Cowans Auctions Buffalo Bill's Wild West Poster Maquette on September 8th Actual price: USD $8,400.
  9. Cowans Auctions Western Legends, "Wild Bill" Hickok, "Texas Jack" Omohundro, and "Buffalo Bill" Cody, Imperial-Size Cabinet Photograph of the on September 8th Actual price: USD $7,800.
  10. Cowans Auctions Bound Volume of Confederate Newspapers, Many Titles Represented on September 8th Actual price: USD $7,800.
  11. PBA Galleries Moby Dick or the Whale on September 7th Actual price: USD $7,800.
  12. Dominic Winter Book Auctions The Graphic. An Illustrated Weekly Newspaper, 60 volumes on September 6th Actual price: USD $7,572.
  13. Cowans Auctions Early Issue of the Extremely Rare, First Continuously Published American Newspaper, The Boston News-Letter, with Pirate's Con on September 8th Actual price: USD $7,200.
  14. Bruun Rasmussen The artist's self-portrait. on September 5th Actual price: USD $6,825.
  15. Dominic Winter Book Auctions Philipot Pedigree Roll - Capel Family of Cassiobury House. The Series, and Genealogie of the Auntient and Illustrious Family of the Capells; on September 6th Actual price: USD $6,625.
  16. Cowans Auctions Babe Ruth Sold to the Yankees, One of the Most Historic Sports Issues Ever Published. The Boston Post, January 6, 1920 on September 8th Actual price: USD $6,600.
  17. Cowans Auctions Buffalo Bill and Pawnee Bill, The "Two Bills", Perhaps the Finest Buffalo Bill Poster Extant on September 8th Actual price: USD $6,600.
  18. PBA Galleries Six early and seminal papers on DNA, in four issues of Nature on September 7th Actual price: USD $6,600.
  19. Dominic Winter Book Auctions Gutenberg Bible. Johannes Gutenberg’s Swei und Vierzigzeilige Bibel, 2 volumes, on September 6th Actual price: USD $6,310.
  20. PBA Galleries Two letters from Queen Liliuokalani to "Cousin William," writing about the publication of her autobiography on September 7th Actual price: USD $6,000.
  21. Heritage Auctions Basil Wolverton Popular Jokes October-1961 Gag Panel Illustration Original Art on September 3rd Actual price: USD $5,736.
  22. Dominic Winter Book Auctions Le Perroquet, Journal Politique Charivarique Illustré Colorié, 2 volumes on September 6th Actual price: USD $5,679.
  23. Heritage Auctions Basil Wolverton Popular Jokes May-1973 Gag Panel Illustration Original Art on September 3rd Actual price: USD $5,497.
  24. Cowans Auctions Cincinnati Reds vs. Chicago White Sox 1919 "Black Sox" World Series, Completed Series Scorecard on September 8th Actual price: USD $5,100.
  25. PBA Galleries The Well at the World's End on September 7th Actual price: USD $5,100.

 


For the week ahead 30 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Sep. 11th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 50 lots

Tue. Sep. 12th
Rossini. Paris. Works of Art - Prints, and Books. 217 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Online bidstart 9/5. 365 lots

Wed. Sep. 13th
Old World Auctions. Glen Allen. Antique Maps, Globes, Charts, Atlases & Vintage Graphics - online bidstart 8/30. 816 lots
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Fine Books and Manuscripts. 344 lots
Sothebys. London. Made in Britain - Prints. 115 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet bidstart 8/18. 984 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Princess Diana Tribute - Online bidstart 8/18. 47 lots
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Hudson. Property from the Camilla and Earl McGrath Collection, Part II. 47 lots
Christies. New York. SOUTH ASIAN MODERN + CONTEMPORARY ART. 3 lots
Dallas Auction Gallery. Dallas. Fine and Decorative Art - Prints. 4 lots
Waverly Auctions. Falls Church. Prints. 223 lots
Alexander Historical Auctions. Chesapeake City. Summer Militaria Auction - Autographs, Photographs, Documents, Posters, etc.. 1043 lots

Thu. Sep. 14th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Books. 706 lots
Tajan. Paris. Books. 391 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. The Glory of Science: Photos, Maps, Prints and Autographs. 109 lots
Sothebys. Paris. Timeless Elegance. 2 lots
Waverly Auctions. Falls Church. Books. 431 lots

Fri. Sep. 15th
Sothebys. Paris. Timeless Elegance. 11 lots
Ferraton. Bruxelles. Books and Engravings. 1026 lots
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Clayton, Missouri. St. Louis Fall Auction - Books and Prints. 31 lots

Sat. Sep. 16th
Brunk Auctions. Asheville, NC . September 16 Catalogue Auction - Books, Prints. 66 lots
Treadway Toomey Auctions. Cincinnati, OH. 20th Century Art and Design - Prints. 80 lots
Leland Little Auctions. Hillsborough, NC. The Fall Quarterly Auction featuring The Collection of Esther B. Ferguson, Secessionville Manor, SC. 63 lots
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Fine Art and Antiques - Books, Prints. 165 lots

Sun. Sep. 17th
Henri Godts Books and Prints Auctions. Bruxelles . Silent Auction (Books) - Internet bidstart 9/6.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 9/10.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 9/10.
Carlsen Gallery. Greenville, NY. September Anniversary Antique Auction - Books, Prints. 13 lots
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints, Books. 42 lots

Now, the busy season begins, and it will continue until the middle of December.

Michael Stillman

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…