• <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
  • <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>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

Auction Update Review

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RBH: 28 Auctions Archived, 18 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 1 April 2018 28 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 3 in Swiss francs, 5 in euros, 4 in British pounds, and 16 in US dollars.  Turnover was $12,412,118 as 6,509 lots were offered and 5,338 sold for an 82% success rate.  The average lot brought $2,325.  It was another strong week.

 

For the week ahead 18 auctions are scheduled.

 

1 auction saw its total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

SothebysPrints and Multiples on March 27th: $8,238,486 



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

Beaussant LefevreSTAMPS - PHOTOGRAPHS - MANUSCRIPTS & BOOKS on March 23rd: 204.72% 
Koller AuctionsOld Master Prints on March 23rd: 183.64% 
SothebysPrints and Multiples on March 27th: 122.78% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on March 28th: 116.96% 
William H. Bunch Auctions and AppraisalsSpring Quarterly Catalog on March 20th: 116.61% 
Dorotheum Prints Before 1900 on March 27th: 113.43% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on March 27th: 104.24% 


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

William H. Bunch Auctions and AppraisalsSpring Quarterly Catalog on March 20th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 3/18 on March 25th: 99.18% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 3/20 on March 27th: 98.94% 
Dirk Soulis AuctionsAmericana and Advertising on March 24th: 98.80% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 3/18 on March 25th: 95.97% 
Koller AuctionsOld Master Prints on March 23rd: 95.35% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 2/25 on March 25th: 94.57% 
Beaussant LefevreSTAMPS - PHOTOGRAPHS - MANUSCRIPTS & BOOKS on March 23rd: 94.31% 
Clars Auction GalleryFine Art - Prints on March 24th: 90.64% 
Addison and SarovaRare Books, Manuscripts and Ephemera on March 24th: 90.32% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on March 27th: 90.28% 
Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersExposition Auction - Books and Prints on March 24th: 89.80% 
SothebysPrints and Multiples on March 27th: 88.64% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on March 28th: 88.18% 
Cowans AuctionsAmerican History - Online bidstart 3/15 on March 26th: 86.97% 
Dorotheum Prints Before 1900 on March 27th: 82.31% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys THE TWO HUMAN BEINGS. THE LONELY ONES (WOLL 157; SCHIEFLER 133) on March 27th Actual price: USD $1,716,780.
  2. Sothebys CAMPBELL'S SOUP I (F. & S. II.44-53) on March 27th Actual price: USD $1,205,580.
  3. Sothebys ANDY MOUSE (L. PP. 64-65) on March 27th Actual price: USD $967,020.
  4. Sothebys LE REPAS FRUGAL (BLOCH 1; BAER 2) on March 27th Actual price: USD $213,000.
  5. Sothebys BEAT THE WHITES WITH THE RED WEDGE on March 27th Actual price: USD $195,250.
  6. Sothebys REVERIE (C. 38) on March 27th Actual price: USD $150,875.
  7. Sothebys MARILYN MONROE (MARILYN) (F. & S. II.28) on March 27th Actual price: USD $142,000.
  8. Sothebys MELENCOLIA I (B. 74; M., HOLL. 75) on March 27th Actual price: USD $133,125.
  9. Sothebys AN IMAGE OF CELIA (MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART TOKYO 277) on March 27th Actual price: USD $115,375.
  10. Sothebys RETROSPECT (L. PP. 120-121) on March 27th Actual price: USD $106,500.
  11. Sothebys QUEEN ELIZABETH II OF THE UNITED KINGDOM (F. & S. II.335) on March 27th Actual price: USD $102,950.
  12. Sothebys LENIN (F. & S. II.402) on March 27th Actual price: USD $88,750.
  13. Koller Auctions Campi Phlegraei. on March 19th Actual price: USD $83,210.
  14. Sothebys AFRICAN ELEPHANT (F. & S. II.293) on March 27th Actual price: USD $71,000.
  15. Sothebys UNTITLED (SCHELLMANN 223-226) on March 27th Actual price: USD $71,000.
  16. Beaussant Lefevre Description géographique, historique, chronologique, politique et physique de l'Empire de la Chine et de laTartarie chinoise. on March 23rd Actual price: USD $68,921.
  17. Sothebys MICK JAGGER (F. & S. II.138)  on March 27th Actual price: USD $62,125.
  18. Dorotheum Jesus and His Parents returning from the Temple on March 27th Actual price: USD $62,000.
  19. Sothebys MINOTAURE CARESSANT UNE DORMEUSE (B. 201; BA. 369) on March 27th Actual price: USD $60,350.
  20. Koller Auctions Libellus isagogus. Lateinische Handschrift auf Papier. Sammelband mit 12 Werken über Astronomie, Medizin und Logik, zusammengestellt von Hieronymus Pauli von Limburg. on March 19th Actual price: USD $57,770.
  21. Bonhams Modern Woodcutters 4 on March 28th Actual price: USD $56,800.
  22. Sothebys LIZ (F. & S. II.7) on March 27th Actual price: USD $56,800.
  23. Sothebys SECOND VERSION OF THE TRIPTYCH, 1944 (SABATIER 24) on March 27th Actual price: USD $56,800.
  24. Sothebys MAO (FELDMAN & SCHELLMANN II.92) on March 27th Actual price: USD $53,250.
  25. Sothebys DIE SCHAFFENDEN on March 27th Actual price: USD $53,250.



28 total sales reported this week:

Cowans Auctions. American History - Online bidstart 3/15 on March 26th: 86.97%
Freemans. Rare Books, Maps and Manuscripts on March 28th: 65.93%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on March 28th: 88.18%
Bonhams. Prints and Multiples on March 28th: 61.22%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 3/20 on March 27th: 98.94%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Editions and Works on Paper on March 27th: 40.00%
Dorotheum . Prints Before 1900 on March 27th: 82.31%
Sothebys. Prints and Multiples on March 27th: 88.64%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on March 27th: 90.28%
Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH. Rare Books, Old and Modern Art, Antiques on March 23rd: 46.52%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 2/25 on March 25th: 94.57%
Addison and Sarova. Rare Books, Manuscripts and Ephemera on March 24th: 90.32%
Koller Auctions. Old Master Prints on March 23rd: 95.35%
Koller Auctions. Books on March 19th: 67.43%
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Americana and Advertising on March 24th: 98.80%
Potomack Company. Asian, European and American Works of Art - Prints on March 24th: 50.00%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Exposition Auction - Books and Prints on March 24th: 89.80%
Brunk Auctions. Premier Catalogue Auction - Prints, Books on March 24th: 77.50%
Clars Auction Gallery. Fine Art - Prints on March 25th: 75.38%
Clars Auction Gallery. Fine Art - Prints on March 24th: 90.64%
Neal Auction Company. Spring Estates Auction on March 24th: 75.00%
Beaussant Lefevre. STAMPS - PHOTOGRAPHS - MANUSCRIPTS & BOOKS on March 23rd: 94.31%
Purcell Auctioneers. Shop and Pub Signs and Memorabilia on March 21st: 77.00%
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Spring Quarterly Catalog on March 20th: 100.00%
Koller Auctions. Books, Autographs on March 19th: 47.37%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 3/18 on March 25th: 99.18%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 3/18 on March 25th: 95.97%
PBA Galleries. Americana - Travel & Exploration - World History - Cartography on March 22nd: 76.78%


For the week ahead 18 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Apr. 2nd
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 67 lots

Tue. Apr. 3rd
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 3/27. 304 lots

Wed. Apr. 4th
Dorotheum . Vienna. Globes. 13 lots

Thu. Apr. 5th
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine & Rare Books. 459 lots

Fri. Apr. 6th
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Spring Americana - Books, Prints, Ephemera. 36 lots
Christies. New York. Photographs. 172 lots
Christies. New York. The Yamakawa Collection. 44 lots
Bonhams. New York. 100 Photographs. 100 lots
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. Surrealism - Books. 329 lots
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. American Indian and Western Art: Live Salesroom Auction. 19 lots

Sat. Apr. 7th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters. 947 lots
Northeast Auctions. Portsmouth. Portsmouth Weekend Auction - Books and Prints. 132 lots
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . Gallery Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs. 59 lots
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. Entertainment Memorabilia. 857 lots
North American Auction Company. Bozeman. Native American and Western Auction - Advertising. 121 lots

Sun. Apr. 8th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 4/1.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 4/1.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 3/11. 249 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <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>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.