• <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>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>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>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

Auction Update Review

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Rare Book Hub: 8 Auctions Archived, 14 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 6 January 2018 8 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 3 in euros, 1 in British pounds, and 4 in US dollars.  These sales together raised $1,149,321 as 2,024 lots were offered and 1,802 lots sold for an 89% success rate. 

 

For the week ahead 14 sales are scheduled.

 

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

TooveysEnd of Year Sale - Prints on December 29th: 103.54% 


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

Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 12/24 on December 31st: 99.85% 
Potter and Potter AuctionsWinter Magic Auction on December 16th: 96.51% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 12/24 on December 31st: 96.07% 
TooveysEnd of Year Sale - Prints on December 29th: 87.10% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on January 2nd: 80.26% 


8 total sales reported this week: 

ArtcurialBooks and Manuscripts on December 4th: 62.80% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on January 2nd: 80.26% 
TooveysEnd of Year Sale - Prints on December 29th: 87.10% 
PandolfiniAsian Art - Books on December 19th: 14.81% 
Potter and Potter AuctionsWinter Magic Auction on December 16th: 96.51% 
Clars Auction GalleryAntiques, Asian and Fine Arts: Prints on December 17th: 75.44% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 12/24 on December 31st: 99.85% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 12/24 on December 31st: 96.07% 

  

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Artcurial Fonds des plaques de verre negatives realisees par Emile Zola, 1894-1902 on December 4th Actual price: USD $59,280.
  2. Artcurial Denise - 1898 ou 1899 Portraits. on December 4th Actual price: USD $42,120.
  3. Artcurial Les OEuvres de P. de Ronsard gentilhomme vandomois on December 4th Actual price: USD $28,813.
  4. Artcurial La Femme 100 têtes on December 4th Actual price: USD $17,440.
  5. Artcurial Denise et Jacques Histoire vraie par Emile Zola Juin - Septembre 1897 on December 4th Actual price: USD $15,600.
  6. Artcurial Jacques - 1898 ou 1899 Etudes de portraits avec et sans virage on December 4th Actual price: USD $15,600.
  7. Artcurial Livre d'heures on December 4th Actual price: USD $15,600.
  8. Potter and Potter Auctions Alexander. The Man Who Knows. Signed Window Card. on December 16th Actual price: USD $15,600.
  9. Artcurial OEuvre photographique d'Emile Zola, 1894-1902 on December 4th Actual price: USD $13,572.
  10. Artcurial Le Journal d'une femme de chambre on December 4th Actual price: USD $12,890.
  11. Artcurial Emile Zola a l'age de quatre ans - 1844 on December 4th Actual price: USD $12,480.
  12. Artcurial Denise - 1898 ou 1899 Portraits. on December 4th Actual price: USD $11,700.
  13. Artcurial Emile Zola, Jeanne Rozerot et leurs deux enfants, Denise et Jacques a Verneuil - Circa 1896-1900 on December 4th Actual price: USD $11,232.
  14. Artcurial Denise et Jacques - 1898 ou 1899 Portrait. Variations de virages. on December 4th Actual price: USD $10,920.
  15. Artcurial Jacques - 1898 ou 1899 Portraits. Variations. on December 4th Actual price: USD $10,920.
  16. Artcurial Denise et Jacque Juin - Septembre 1897 on December 4th Actual price: USD $10,140.
  17. Artcurial Portraits des enfants Denise et Jacques 1896-1899 on December 4th Actual price: USD $10,140.
  18. Artcurial Jacques - 1898 ou 1899 Portraits. on December 4th Actual price: USD $10,140.
  19. Artcurial La Grande Pronostication des laboureurs durant a tousjoursmais, faicte et composee par les anciens par usage de scavoir on December 4th Actual price: USD $9,857.
  20. Artcurial Nature morte au daguerreotype d'Emile Zola enfant a 4 ans - Circa 1895 on December 4th Actual price: USD $9,360.
  21. Potter and Potter Auctions Chung Ling Soo. And His Ten Assistants. on December 16th Actual price: USD $9,000.
  22. Artcurial Autoportraits d'Emile Zola - Circa 1900 on December 4th Actual price: USD $8,112.
  23. Artcurial Emile Zola et son pere Francois Zola Circa 1846 on December 4th Actual price: USD $7,800.
  24. Artcurial La vie a Verneuil - ete 1899 on December 4th Actual price: USD $7,488.
  25. Artcurial OEillades ciselées en branche Œillades ciselées en branche on December 4th Actual price: USD $7,279.

 

For the week ahead 14 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jan. 8th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 56 lots
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. American History - Online bidstart 12/27. 457 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. FUN World Currency Signature Auction - Tampa - session 2. 964 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. FUN Currency Signature Auction - Tampa. 3139 lots

Tue. Jan. 9th
Kedem Auction. Jerusalem . Jewish and Israeli History, Art and Culture. 496 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 1/2. 301 lots

Wed. Jan. 10th
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet bidstart 12/15. 863 lots
Trafford Books. Manchester. Books, Photographs, Postcards, Postal History.

Thu. Jan. 11th
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Literature and Fine Books. 721 lots

Fri. Jan. 12th
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Lancaster. Books. 433 lots

Sat. Jan. 13th
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . Gallery Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs. 48 lots

Sun. Jan. 14th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 12/17. 277 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 1/7.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 1/7.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <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>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.