• <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
  • <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>
  • <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

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Twenty-seven Auctions Archived, 36 new Sales this Week

For the week ended Saturday 23 September 2017 27 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 8 denominated in euros, 4 in British pounds, and 15 in US dollars.  Turnover was $16,023,540 as 6,898 lots were offered and 5,435 sold for a 79% success rare.  The average lot brought $2,948.

 

 

4 auctions saw total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

ChristiesPrints and Multiples on September 20th: $4,870,969 
SothebysPrints and Multiples on September 20th: $4,312,406 
Swann Galleries19th and 20th Century Prints and Drawings on September 19th: $2,625,109 
TajanBooks on September 14th: $1,129,338 
 

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

PBA GalleriesRare Cartography - Americana on September 21st: 214.69% 
Bearnes Hampton and LittlewoodBooks, Maps and Prints on September 6th: 164.36% 
TajanBooks on September 14th: 159.73% 
Bloomsbury AuctionsFine Clocks, Barometers & Scientific Instruments - Books on September 20th: 146.53% 
ArtcurialThe Banksy Years on September 19th: 129.18% 
ChristiesPrints and Multiples on September 20th: 103.71% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on September 19th: 102.11% 
SothebysPrints and Multiples on September 20th: 100.79% 


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

Leland Little AuctionsCustomer Appreciation Gallery Auction on August 26th: 100.00% 
Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersProperty from the Camilla and Earl McGrath Collection, Part II on September 13th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 9/10 on September 17th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 9/10 on September 17th: 100.00% 
Forum Auctions in ItalyNO RESERVE: Online Auction: Antiquarian and Rare Books on September 21st: 98.81% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - Online bidstart 9/12 on September 19th: 97.31% 
Bloomsbury AuctionsFine Clocks, Barometers & Scientific Instruments - Books on September 20th: 96.88% 
Treadway Toomey Auctions20th Century Art and Design - Prints on September 16th: 91.25% 
Bearnes Hampton and LittlewoodBooks, Maps and Prints on September 6th: 90.81% 
TajanBooks on September 14th: 88.75% 
Clars Auction GalleryPrints, Books on September 17th: 88.10% 
ChristiesPrints and Multiples on September 20th: 86.57% 
Brunk AuctionsSeptember 16 Catalogue Auction - Books, Prints on September 17th: 86.36% 
Leland Little AuctionsThe Fall Quarterly Auction featuring The Collection of Esther B. Ferguson, Secessionville Manor, SC on September 16th: 85.71% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on September 19th: 85.45% 
Clars Auction GalleryFine Art and Antiques - Books, Prints on September 16th: 84.24% 
SothebysPrints and Multiples on September 20th: 83.60% 
 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. PBA Galleries Album of forty-eight albumen photographs of South Africa and Egypt on September 21st Actual price: USD $600,321.
  2. Christies Der Krieg the set of fifty on September 20th Actual price: USD $319,613.
  3. Christies The Girls on the Bridge on September 20th Actual price: USD $168,750.
  4. Sothebys HOMMAGE A PICASSO on September 20th Actual price: USD $151,875.
  5. Christies Grace Kelly on September 20th Actual price: USD $151,875.
  6. Christies Melencolia I on September 20th Actual price: USD $135,000.
  7. Sothebys REFLECTIONS ON THE SCREAM (C. 243) on September 20th Actual price: USD $126,563.
  8. Swann Galleries Françoise sur fond gris on September 19th Actual price: USD $125,000.
  9. Christies NOLA (Pink and Yellow Rain) on September 20th Actual price: USD $121,500.
  10. Christies Queen Elizabeth II, from: Reigning Queens (Royal Edition) on September 20th Actual price: USD $118,125.
  11. Sothebys QUEEN ELIZABETH II OF THE UNITED KINGDOM (ROYAL EDITION) (F. & S. II.334) on September 20th Actual price: USD $101,250.
  12. Sothebys THE SCREAM (AFTER MUNCH) (FELDMAN & SCHELLMANN IIIA.58) on September 20th Actual price: USD $101,250.
  13. Sothebys THE BULLS OF BORDEAUX (D. 286-289; H. 283-286) on September 20th Actual price: USD $101,250.
  14. Sothebys MELENCOLIA I (B. 74; M., HOLL 75) on September 20th Actual price: USD $101,250.
  15. Christies José Delgado: La Tauromaquia on September 20th Actual price: USD $92,813.
  16. Christies Bacchanale avec chevreau et spectateur on September 20th Actual price: USD $92,813.
  17. Christies Hotel Acatlán: Second day, from: The Moving Focus Series on September 20th Actual price: USD $84,375.
  18. Christies Jacqueline de profil à droite on September 20th Actual price: USD $84,375.
  19. Sothebys BLACK LENIN (F. & S. II.402) on September 20th Actual price: USD $81,000.
  20. Christies Hotel Acatlán: Two Weeks Later, from: The Moving Focus Series on September 20th Actual price: USD $81,000.
  21. Christies Miroir de la Tauromachie the complete set of four on September 20th Actual price: USD $81,000.
  22. Sothebys COLOUR FIELDS, SIX ARRANGEMENTS OF 1260 COLOURS (BUTIN 51) on September 20th Actual price: USD $75,938.
  23. Christies Lithograph of water made of thick and thin lines and a light blue and a dark blue wash lithograph in colours, 1978-80, on September 20th Actual price: USD $75,938.
  24. Christies Pluto aged Twelve on September 20th Actual price: USD $75,938.
  25. Christies The Garden of Love the complete set of six on September 20th Actual price: USD $75,938.



27 total sales reported this week:

Forum Auctions in Italy. NO RESERVE: Online Auction: Antiquarian and Rare Books on September 21st: 98.81%
Dorotheum . Books and Decorative Prints on September 21st: 74.12%
PBA Galleries. Rare Cartography - Americana on September 21st: 57.62%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Fine Clocks, Barometers & Scientific Instruments - Books on September 20th: 96.88%
Sothebys. Prints and Multiples on September 20th: 83.60%
Artcurial. More - Prints on September 19th: 63.27%
Artcurial. The Banksy Years on September 19th: 70.00%
Christies. Prints and Multiples on September 20th: 86.57%
Swann Galleries. 19th and 20th Century Prints and Drawings on September 19th: 72.64%
Bruun Rasmussen. Books on September 19th: 63.64%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Online bidstart 9/12 on September 19th: 97.31%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 9/10 on September 17th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 9/10 on September 17th: 100.00%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on September 19th: 85.45%
Leland Little Auctions. Customer Appreciation Gallery Auction on August 26th: 100.00%
Treadway Toomey Auctions. 20th Century Art and Design - Prints on September 16th: 91.25%
Clars Auction Gallery. Prints, Books on September 17th: 88.10%
Clars Auction Gallery. Fine Art and Antiques - Books, Prints on September 16th: 84.24%
Brunk Auctions. September 16 Catalogue Auction - Books, Prints on September 17th: 86.36%
Tajan. Books on September 14th: 88.75%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Property from the Camilla and Earl McGrath Collection, Part II on September 13th: 100.00%
Dallas Auction Gallery. Fine and Decorative Art - Prints on September 13th: 75.00%
RR Auction. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet bidstart 8/18 on September 13th: 48.48%
RR Auction. Princess Diana Tribute - Online bidstart 8/18 on September 13th: 61.70%
Rossini. Works of Art - Prints, and Books on September 12th: 29.03%
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Books, Maps and Prints on September 6th: 90.81%
Leland Little Auctions. The Fall Quarterly Auction featuring The Collection of Esther B. Ferguson, Secessionville Manor, SC on September 16th: 85.71%


For the week ahead 36 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Sep. 25th
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Chadds Ford, PA . Quarterly Catalogue Auction. 27 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 91 lots

Tue. Sep. 26th
Aguttes. Neuilly-sur-Seine . THE PATRIOTIC ICONOGRAPHY OF THE WAR 14-18 - COLLECTION A. AND H. PARENT DE CURZON. 83 lots
Bonhams. New York. Rare Books and Manuscripts featuring Exploration and Travel. 159 lots
Jacksons Auction. Cedar Falls, Iowa . Important Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. 191 lots
Sothebys. London. The Vivien Leigh Collection. 86 lots
ALDE. Paris. Antiquarian and 19th Century Books. 442 lots
Grogan and Company. Dedham. Fine and Decorative Asian Works of Art Auction. 3 lots
Christies. New York. The Collection of Paul F. Walter. 140 lots
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. Image Theatre Cinema Advertising. 346 lots
Sothebys. London. The Library of John and Suzanne Bonham. 393 lots
Vermot de Pas. Paris. Mister D. Succession : Postcards, Stamps, Posters, Historical Documents, etc.... 499 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 26 lots
Il Ponte. Milan. Interior Decoration - Modern Art/Modern Antiques - Prints. 146 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Online bidstart 9/19. 604 lots

Wed. Sep. 27th
Bonhams. New York. The Air and Space Sale. 210 lots
Dorotheum . Vienna. Prints Before 1900. 102 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Fine Books and Works on Paper. 576 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. The Prince Auction - Online bidstart9/14. 223 lots
Chiswick Auctions. London. Printed Books and Manuscripts. 187 lots
Skinner. Boston. Fine Prints, Fine Photographs. 143 lots
Sothebys. London. Yeats: The Family Collection. 64 lots
Nye & Company Auctioneers. Bloomfield. Estate Sale - Books and Prints - online bidstart 9/13. 92 lots

Thu. Sep. 28th
Swann Galleries. New York. Printed and Manuscript Americana. 325 lots
Freemans. Philadelphia. Rare Books, Maps and Manuscripts. 284 lots
Dorotheum . Vienna. Globes. 13 lots
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Fine Prints. 294 lots
Sothebys. New York. Post-War and Contemporary Photographs. 94 lots
Quagga Rare Books and Art. Cape Town. Internet Book Sale - Historical, Non-fiction - Bidstart 9/21. 89 lots
The Antiquarian Book. Izola. Online sale of Fine & Rare Antiquarian Books and Documents.

Fri. Sep. 29th
Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH. Berlin-Schoneberg. Modern Art, Modern Photography, Old Paintings & Antiques. 393 lots
The Written Word Autographs. Tamworth, NH . Autographs. 629 lots

Sun. Oct. 1st
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles Auction - bidstart 9/3. 245 lots
Heritage Auctions. Beverly Hills. The Connie Francis Collection Entertainment. 243 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 9/24.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 9/24.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <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