• <b>Skinner: Early English Books<br>A Single Owner Sale. July 20, 2018</b>
    <b>Skinner, July 20:</b> Cranmer, Thomas (1489-1556). <i>Catechismus, That is to Say, a Shorte Instruction into Christian Religion...</i> London, 1548. First edition. $12,000 to $18,000
    <b>Skinner, July 20:</b> Donne, John (1572-1631). <i>Pseudo-Martyr.</i> London: Printed by W[illiam] Stansby for Walter Burre, 1610. First edition. $25,000 to $35,000
    <b>Skinner, July 20:</b> Fletcher, Giles (1549?-1611). <i>The Russe Common Wealth, or Maner of Gouernement by the Russe Emperour…</i> London, 1591. First edition. $15,000 to $25,000
    <b>Skinner, July 20:</b> Gabelkover, Oswald (1539-1616). <i>The Boock of Physicke.</i> Dordrecht: Isaack Caen, 1599. First edition. $12,000 to $15,000
    <b>Skinner: Early English Books<br>A Single Owner Sale. July 20, 2018</b>
    <b>Skinner, July 20:</b> Galileo, Galilei (1564-1642) trans. Thomas Salusbury (d. 1666). <i>Mathematical Collections and Translations the First Tome.</i> London, 1661. First edition of Galileo's works in English. $35,000 to $50,000
    <b>Skinner, July 20:</b> Higden, Ranulphus (d. 1364). <i>Polycronicon.</i> Translated by John Trevisa, with the 1357-1460 <i>Continuation</i> by William Caxton. Southwark, 1527. $15,000 to $25,000
    <b>Skinner, July 20:</b> Randolph, Bernard (b. 1643). <i>The Present State of the Morea, Called Anciently Peloponnesus…</i> London, 1689. [Bound with] <i>The Present State of the Islands of the Archipelago…</i> $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Skinner, July 20:</b> <i>The Great Herball Newly Corrected.</i> London, 1539. Folio, ESTC lists three U.S. copies; the last copy offered at auction was incomplete and sold in 1949. $25,000 to $35,000
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Luis de Lucena, <i>Arte de Ajedres,</i> first edition of the earliest extant manual on modern chess, Salamanca, circa 1496-97. Sold for $68,750.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Carte-de-visite album with 83 images of prominent African Americans & abolitionists, circa 1860s. Sold for $47,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Gustav Klimt, <i>Das Werk,</i> Vienna & Leipzig, 1918. Sold for $106,250.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Man Ray, <i>[London Transport] – Keeps London Going,</i> 1938. Sold for $149,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Thomas Jefferson, Letter Signed, to Major-General Nathanael Greene, promising reinforcements against Cornwallis, 1781. Sold for $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Nicolas de Fer, <i>L’Amerique Divisee Selon Letendue de ses Principales Parties,</i> Paris, 1713. Sold for $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Russell H. Tandy, <i>The Secret in the Old Attic,</i> watercolor, pencil & ink, 1944. Sold for $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Ernest Hemingway, <i>Three Stories & Ten Poems,</i> first edition of the author's first book, Paris, 1923. Sold for $23,750.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Walker Evans, <i>River Rouge Plant,</i> silver print, 1947. Sold for $57,500.
  • <b>Doyle, online only: Angling Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake" Johnson. July 13-24, 2018</b>
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Zane Grey, Inscribed photograph album depicting Grey and party at Catalina, fishing, and in Arizona. $700 to $1,000
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Eric Taverner, Salmon Fishing...London: Seeley, Service & Co., 1931. $600 to $900
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> The Gentleman Angler. $300 to $500
    <b>Doyle, online only: Angling Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake" Johnson. July 13-24, 2018</b>
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Ken Robinson, Flyfishers' Progress. [London: The Flyfishers' Club, 2000. $200 to $300
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> G. H. Lacy, North Punjab Fishing Club Angler's Handbook. Calcutta: Newman & Co., 1890. $300 to $500
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> J. Harrington Keene, Fly-Fishing and Fly-Making for Trout, etc. New York, 1887. $200 to $300
    <b>Doyle, online only: Angling Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake" Johnson. July 13-24, 2018</b>
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Arthur Macrate, The History of The Tuna Club, Avalon, Santa Catalina Island, California, 1948. $400 to $600
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Joseph D. Bates Jr. Streamer Fly Tying and Fishing. Harrisburg, PA: The Stackpole Company, 1966. $800 to $1,200
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Paul Schmookler and Ingrid V. Sils. Rare and Unusual Fly Tying Materials: A Natural History. $300 to $500
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Herbert Hoover, Fishing For Fun - And To Wash Your Soul. New York: Random House, 1963. $400 to $600
  • <b>Potter & Potter Auctions: Fine Books & Manuscripts. July 28, 2018</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 372: Martin Luther King Jr. March for Freedom Now! Placard. Chicago, 1960. 28 x 22”. $3,000 to $6,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 567: Warhol, Andy. Tate Gallery Exhibition Booklet, Signed on the Cover by Warhol. Tate Gallery, 1971. $700 to $900
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 72: Mitchell, Margaret. <i>Gone With the Wind.</i> New York: The Macmillan Co., 1936. First edition, first issue. $4,000 to $5,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions: Fine Books & Manuscripts. July 28, 2018</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 468: Photo Archive Documenting the 1930s—50s Chicago Jazz and Night Club Scene. A significant collection. $2,000 to $4,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 143: Dr. Seuss. <i>Oh Say Can You Say.</i> 1979, First Edition, Signed. $200 to $300
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 285: [Maps] Thomas G. Bradford. <i>A Comprehensive Atlas, Geographical, Historical & Commercial.</i> Boston: William D. Ticknor, 1835. First Edition. $1,600 to $1,800
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions: Fine Books & Manuscripts. July 28, 2018</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 69: Herman Melville. <i>Moby Dick, or The Whale</i>. New York: Random House, 1930. First Kent Trade Edition. $400 to $600
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 295: John James Audoban. Group of 148 Lithographs from the Birds of America. Philadelphia: J.T. Bowen, ca. 1840s. $600 to $800
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 54: Langston Hughes. <i>One-Way Ticket.</i> New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1949. First edition. $300 to $500
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions: Fine Books & Manuscripts. July 28, 2018</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 7: Ray Bradbury. <i>The Martian Chronicles.</i> With a Wine Label Signed by Bradbury. Garden City: Doubleday, 1950. First edition $300 to $500
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 121. Frank L Baum. <i>The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.</i> Chicago: George M. Hill Co., 1899, 1900. First Edition. $4,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 369. [Declaration of Independence] Peter Force Engraving of the Declaration of Independence. One page; 29 x 26”. From the "American Archives" 1837-1853 series of books. $15,000 to $20,000

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Thirty-one Auctions Archived, 32 new Sales this Week

For the week ended Saturday, 16 September, 31 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database, 5 denominated in euros, 6 in British pounds, and 20 in US dollars.  Turnover was $5,389,009 as 7,208 lots were offered and 5,687 sold for a 79% success rate.  This was a strong week.

 

2 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Heritage AuctionsBooks on September 14th: $1,879,951 
SothebysMade in Britain - Prints on September 13th: $1,024,516 

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

SothebysTimeless Elegance on September 14th: 296.88% 
ChristiesSOUTH ASIAN MODERN + CONTEMPORARY ART on September 13th: 222.83% 
Chiswick AuctionsAsian Art - Books and Prints on September 5th: 138.63% 
Moreshet AuctionsJudaica: Books and Manuscripts on September 4th: 126.72% 
SothebysMade in Britain - Prints on September 13th: 121.56% 
SothebysTimeless Elegance on September 15th: 115.85% 


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

Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersFine Auction - Art and Design - Prints on September 9th: 100.00% 
Gibson Auction Inc.Civil War Relics on September 9th: 100.00% 
SothebysTimeless Elegance on September 14th: 100.00% 
Alaska AuctionOnline Auction - Books, Prints on September 6th: 100.00% 
ChristiesSOUTH ASIAN MODERN + CONTEMPORARY ART on September 13th: 100.00% 
Neal Auction CompanyFall Estates Auction on September 10th: 100.00% 
Alaska AuctionBooks, Prints on September 7th: 100.00% 
National Book AuctionsBooks and Ephemera - Colonial, Vellum, Childrens, Signed, etc. on September 9th: 99.45% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 9/3 on September 10th: 99.16% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 9/3 on September 10th: 98.62% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - Online bidstart 9/5 on September 12th: 98.36% 
Heritage AuctionsBooks on September 14th: 95.89% 
Aspire AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Prints - Internet bidstart 9/1 on September 9th: 93.83% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on September 12th: 92.00% 
SothebysMade in Britain - Prints on September 13th: 89.57% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on September 14th: 87.85% 
SothebysTimeless Elegance on September 15th: 81.82% 
Leslie Hindman AuctioneersSt. Louis Fall Auction - Books and Prints on September 15th: 80.65% 
Trafford BooksBooks on August 30th: 80.34% 
 
 
Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers Chicago. on September 13th Actual price: USD $197,000.
  2. Alexander Historical Auctions THE AMERICAN FLAG FLOWN OVER PACIFIC FLEET HEADQUARTERS DURING THE ATTACK ON PEARL HARBOR on September 14th Actual price: USD $131,198.
  3. Alexander Historical Auctions ADOLF HITLER'S GLOBE, CAPTURED AT HIS BAVARIAN HOME on September 14th Actual price: USD $94,754.
  4. Heritage Auctions Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. on September 14th Actual price: USD $81,250.
  5. Sothebys EQUANIMITY, 2004 on September 13th Actual price: USD $69,825.
  6. Heritage Auctions History of the Indian Tribes of North America, with Biographical Sketches and Anecdotes of the Principal Chiefs Embellished With One Hundred and Twenty Portraits. From the Indian Gallery in the Department of War, at Washington. on September 14th Actual price: USD $66,250.
  7. Heritage Auctions Original Copper Printing Plate. on September 14th Actual price: USD $62,500.
  8. Heritage Auctions Ara Vos Prec. on September 14th Actual price: USD $57,500.
  9. Sothebys RELEASE (WORKING PROOFS FOR STAGES 19 AND 16) (L. 83) on September 13th Actual price: USD $53,200.
  10. Heritage Auctions Red Harvest. on September 14th Actual price: USD $50,625.
  11. Heritage Auctions [The Nuremberg Chronicle]. Liber cronicarum cum figuris et ymaginibus. on September 14th Actual price: USD $50,000.
  12. Sothebys RELEASE (L. 83) on September 13th Actual price: USD $49,875.
  13. Alexander Historical Auctions PRESENTATION "MEIN KAMPF" TO HITLER FROM GAULEITER OTTO TELSCHOW on September 14th Actual price: USD $47,377.
  14. Sothebys SHEEP (C. 196-197; 199; 225-235) on September 13th Actual price: USD $46,550.
  15. Sothebys RELEASE (WORKING PROOFS FOR STAGES 16 AND 19) (LULLIN 83) on September 13th Actual price: USD $46,550.
  16. Neal Auction Company Lithographic Water Made of Lines, Crayon and Two Blue Washes with Green Wash, 1978-1980 on September 10th Actual price: USD $46,080.
  17. Sothebys BLOND GIRL (HARTLEY 24; FIGURA 33) on September 13th Actual price: USD $36,575.
  18. Heritage Auctions The Sun Also Rises. on September 14th Actual price: USD $35,000.
  19. Sothebys METHAMPHETAMINE on September 13th Actual price: USD $31,588.
  20. Sothebys PITCHFORK ON GREEN; PITCHFORK ON PINK on September 13th Actual price: USD $31,588.
  21. Moreshet Auctions An Amulet on Parchment "Which Shakes All the Worlds" in the Handwriting of the Lofty Tzadik the Rebbe Rabbi Yeshayale Krestirer. Extremely Rare on September 4th Actual price: USD $31,200.
  22. Christies Ahmedabad; Kabul; Beirut (from the portfolio These Cities Blotted into the Wilderness (Adrienne Rich after Ghalib)) on September 13th Actual price: USD $30,000.
  23. Heritage Auctions The Birds of America, From Drawings Made in the United States and Their Territories. on September 14th Actual price: USD $28,750.
  24. Heritage Auctions The Hobbit. Or There and Back Again. on September 14th Actual price: USD $28,750.
  25. Heritage Auctions Tarzan of the Apes [In The All-Story, Vol. XXIV, No. 2]. on September 14th Actual price: USD $28,750.



31 total sales reported this week:

Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. St. Louis Fall Auction - Books and Prints on September 15th: 80.65%
Alexander Historical Auctions. Summer Militaria Auction - Autographs, Photographs, Documents, Posters, etc. on September 14th: 74.71%
Bloomsbury Auctions. The Glory of Science: Photos, Maps, Prints and Autographs on September 14th: 59.63%
Sothebys. Timeless Elegance on September 15th: 81.82%
Sothebys. Timeless Elegance on September 14th: 100.00%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on September 14th: 87.85%
Heritage Auctions. Books on September 14th: 95.89%
National Book Auctions. Books and Ephemera - Colonial, Vellum, Childrens, Signed, etc. on September 9th: 99.45%
Moreshet Auctions. Judaica: Books and Manuscripts on September 4th: 61.94%
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Fine Books and Manuscripts on September 13th: 64.53%
Christies. SOUTH ASIAN MODERN + CONTEMPORARY ART on September 13th: 100.00%
Aspire Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Prints - Internet bidstart 9/1 on September 9th: 93.83%
Sothebys. Made in Britain - Prints on September 13th: 89.57%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Online bidstart 9/5 on September 12th: 98.36%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Fine Auction - Art and Design - Prints on September 9th: 100.00%
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Books - Internet Bidstart 8/24 on August 31st: 38.89%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on September 12th: 92.00%
Gibson Auction Inc.. Civil War Relics on September 9th: 100.00%
Michaans Auctions. Gallery Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs on September 9th: 79.31%
Potter and Potter Auctions. Coin-Op and Advertising - Posters and Lithographs on September 9th: 78.95%
Neal Auction Company. Fall Estates Auction on September 10th: 100.00%
Alaska Auction. Books, Prints on September 7th: 100.00%
Alaska Auction. Online Auction - Books, Prints on September 6th: 100.00%
Trafford Books. Books on August 30th: 80.34%
Rossini. Prints, Lithographs on September 5th: 17.82%
Addison and Sarova. Rare Books, Manuscripts and Ephemera on August 26th: 79.62%
Chiswick Auctions. Printed Books and Manuscripts on July 26th: 79.00%
Chiswick Auctions. Asian Art - Books and Prints on September 5th: 72.00%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 9/3 on September 10th: 99.16%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Antique Prints on September 7th: 59.09%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 9/3 on September 10th: 98.62%


For the week ahead 7 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Sep. 18th
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Books. 372 lots
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Autographs. 50 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 55 lots

Tue. Sep. 19th
Christies. London - King Street. Prints and Multiples. 216 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. 19th and 20th Century Prints and Drawings. 636 lots
Artcurial. Paris. The Banksy Years. 70 lots
Artcurial. Paris. More - Prints. 147 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Books. 11 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Online bidstart 9/12. 520 lots

Wed. Sep. 20th
Sothebys. London. Prints and Multiples. 247 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Fine Clocks, Barometers & Scientific Instruments - Books. 96 lots

Thu. Sep. 21st
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Rare Cartography - Americana. 420 lots
Venator and Hanstein. Köln . Rare Posters. 308 lots
Forum Auctions in Italy. Roma. NO RESERVE: Online Auction: Antiquarian and Rare Books. 84 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. 1933 Goudey PSA Set Registry Sports Collectibles Catalog Auction. 240 lots
Dorotheum . Vienna. Books and Decorative Prints. 340 lots

Fri. Sep. 22nd
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Ornithology - Books and Prints. 217 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper. 102 lots
Ader. PARIS. Photograph Books. 328 lots
Christies. Paris. Collection Jean Lafont. 27 lots
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Old Master Prints. 63 lots
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Old Master & 19th Century Prints & Drawings. 63 lots
Venator and Hanstein. Köln . Books, manuscripts, autographs and prints. 854 lots

Sat. Sep. 23rd
Rachel Davis Fine Arts. Cleveland. Asian Fine Art - Prints. 286 lots
Potomack Company. Alexandria. September Live Auction: Books and prints. 9 lots
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. Demeure by Jacqueline Offenbach and the painter Pierre Mousset Souvenirs-Partitions Library -Tableau. 19 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Antiques and Accessories - Books and Prints.
Venator and Hanstein. Köln . Modern and contemporary prints, drawings, multiples, modern books and portfolios.. 623 lots

Sun. Sep. 24th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 9/17.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 9/17.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Internet Sports Collectibles - bidstart 8/29. 312 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>Bonhams: September 25, New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>The Tragedie of Julius Caesar.</i> London, 1623. 1st appearance in print, Complete from the First Folio. Sold for $175,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Ernst, Max. <i>Mr. Knife and Miss Fork</i>. Paris, 1932. DELUXE EDITION. Sold for $15,625
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Cage, John. Autograph musical leaf from his Concert for Piano and Orchestra, NY, 1958. Sold for $18,750
    <b>Bonhams: September 25, New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Einstein, Albert. Signed Passport Photo for his US citizenship application. Bermuda, 1935. Sold for $17,500
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Verard, Antoine. Illuminated printed Book of Hours. Paris, 1507. Sold for $7,500
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Wetterkurzschlussel. German Weather Report Codebook - for Enigma use. Berlin, 1942. Sold for $225,000
    <b>Bonhams: September 25, New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Morelos y Pavon, Jose Maria. Autograph letter signed to El Virrey Venegas, February 5, 1812. Sold for $6,250
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Milne, A.A. Complete set of <i>Winnie-the-Pooh</i> books. 4 volumes. All first issue points. London, 1924-1928. Sold for $5,250
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> A 48-star American Flag, battle worn flown at Guadalcanal and Peleliu, 1942-1944. Sold for $35,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Locke, John. Autograph Letter Signed mourning the death of his friend, William Molyneaux, 2 pp, October 27, 1698. Sold for $20,000
  • <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Charles Darwin on sexuality and the transmission of hereditary characteristics: Autograph Letter Signed to Lawson Tait. Down, 17 January [1877].
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> MILTON, JOHN. <i>Paradise Lost. A Poem written in ten books.</i> London: 1667. A very rare example with the contemporary binding untouched and with a 1667 title page.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Hamilton secures the ratification of the Constitution: <i>The Debates and Proceedings of the Convention of the State of New-York, assembled at Poughkeespsie, on the 17th June, 1788.</i>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> The social contract “Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains”: ROUSSEAU, JEAN-JACQUES. <i>Principes du Droit Politique [Du Contract Social]</i>. Amsterdam: Michel Rey, 1762
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> “The first English textbook on geometrical land-measurement and surveying”: BENESE, RICHARD. <i>This Boke Sheweth the Maner of Measurynge All Maner of Lande…</i>