• <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>Sotheby’s Online, June 18 - 28:</b> Lewis, Meriwether, and William Clark. <i>History of the Expedition Under the Command of Captains Lewis and Clark, To the Sources of the Missouri…</i> 1814, first edition. $100,000 to $150,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, June 18 - 28:</b> Poe, Edgar Allan. <i>Tales.</i> New York: Wiley And Putnam, 1845. First edition, first printing, first issue. $70,000 to $100,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, June 18 - 28:</b> Dürer, Albrecht, and Johann Stabius. [Map of the World as a Sphere.] [Vienna,] 1781 (From Woodblocks Cut In 1515). $120,000 to $180,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, June 18 - 28:</b> Ferdinand, Franz — Lala Deen Dayal [Photographer]. VISIT OF H.I. & H.R. THE ARCHDUKE FRANZ FERDINAND OF AUSTRIA ESTE TO HYDERABAD (DECCAN), JANUARY 1893. $4,000 to $6,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, June 18 - 28:</b> Lincoln, Abraham. Manuscript Letter Signed ("Yours Truly A. Lincoln") as Sixteenth President to Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles Regarding William Johnson. $200,000 to $300,000
  • <center><b>TIMED ONLINE AUCTION<br>June 11 - 25, 2018</b></center>
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> ACCADEMIA ERCOLANENSE DI ARCHEOLOGIA. <i>Ornati delle Pareti</i>, Naples 1796. £2,000 to £3,000
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> AMERICAS. <i>Il Gazzettiere Americano…</i>, Livorno, 1763. £2,000 to £3,000
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> BARROW, John. <i>Travels in China…</i>, London, 1804. £600 to £800
    <center><b>TIMED ONLINE AUCTION<br>June 11 - 25, 2018</b></center>
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> BENOIST, Felix. <i>Album de L'Ile de Jersey</i>…, Paris & Nantes, 1870. £1,500 to £2,000
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> GAIL, Wilhelm. <i>Erinnerungen aus Spanien,</i> Munchen, [ca. 1837]. £1,800 to £2,200
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> HANCARVILLE, Pierre d'. <i>Recherches sur l'origine…,</i> London, Appleyard, 1785. £1,5000 to £2,000
    <center><b>TIMED ONLINE AUCTION<br>June 11 - 25, 2018</b></center>
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> HULLEY, T. <i>Six Views of Cheltenham.</i> London, R. Ackerman, 1813. £800 to £1,200
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> JEFFERSON, Thomas. <i>Notes on the state of Virginia</i>…, London, 1787. £12,000 to £18,000
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> LEWIS, John F. <i>Lewis's illustrations of Constantinople…,</i> London, McLean, 1837. £3,000 to £4,000
    <center><b>TIMED ONLINE AUCTION<br>June 11 - 25, 2018</b></center>
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> MARQUARD, Johann. <i>Tractatus politico-juridicus,</i> Frankfurt, 1662. £1,800 to £2,200
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> MAUND, Benjamin. <i>The botanic garden,</i> London, 1825-42. £1,500 to £2,000
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> Willughby, Francis; John Ray (ed.). <i>Ornithologiæ libri tres</i>. London, John Martyn, 1676. £1,500 to £2,000
  • <b>Bonhams: Fine Books and Manuscripts. June 12, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> Ortelius. Theatrum orbis terrarum. Antwerp, 1570. FIRST EDITION. $50,000 to $80,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> Shakespeare, William. The Tragedie of Julius Caesar. London, 1623. 1st appearance in print, Complete from the First Folio. $50,000 to $70,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> Ernst, Max. Mr. Knife and Miss Fork. Paris, 1932. DELUXE EDITION. $12,000 to $18,000
    <b>Bonhams: Fine Books and Manuscripts. June 12, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> Cage, John. Autograph musical leaf from his Concert for Piano and Orchestra, NY, 1958. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> Einstein, Albert. Signed Passport Photo for his US citizenship application. Bermuda, 1935. $8,000 to $12,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> Verard, Antoine. Illuminated printed Book of Hours. Paris, 1507. $8,000 to $12,000
    <b>Bonhams: Fine Books and Manuscripts. June 12, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> Wetterkurzschlussel. German Weather Report Codebook - for Enigma use. Berlin, 1942. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> Morelos y Pavon, Jose Maria. Autograph letter signed to El Virrey Venegas, February 5, 1812. $7,000 to $10,000
    <b>Bonhams: Fine Books and Manuscripts. June 12, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> Milne, A.A. Complete set of Winnie-the-Pooh books. 4 volumes. All first issue points. London, 1924-1928. $6,000 to $9,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> A 48-star American Flag, battle worn flown at Guadalcanal and Peleliu, 1942-1944. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> Locke, John. Autograph Letter Signed mourning the death of his friend, William Molyneaux, 2 pp, October 27, 1698. $7,000 to $10,000

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Rare Book Hub: 34 Auctions Archived this Week, 24 New Sales this Week

For the week ended Saturday 7 April 2018 34 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 10 denominated in euros, 6 in British pounds, and 18 in US dollars.  Turnover was $17,955,333 as 7,327 lots were offered and 6,038 sold for an 82% success rate.  There is strength in the rooms these days.

 

For the week ahead 24 auctions are scheduled.

 

4 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 


ChristiesPrints and Multiples on March 28th: $5,294,463 
ChristiesPhotographs on April 6th: $3,432,000 
Arader GalleriesAudubon Prints, and Rare Books on March 31st: $2,406,915 
ChristiesThe Yamakawa Collection on April 6th: $1,683,375 

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

Chiswick AuctionsBooks from the Library of Giancarlo Beltrame, Part II on March 29th: 149.27% 
FerratonModern and Contemporary Art - Prints and Photographs on March 24th: 148.35% 
Kedem AuctionJewish and Israeli History and Culture on March 20th: 145.90% 
Chiswick AuctionsThe Warrens Library and a Fine Collection of Maps & Atlases on March 28th: 144.31% 
OSENATThe Empire at Fontainebleau - Books and Manuscripts on March 25th: 138.90% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on April 3rd: 134.79% 
Cowans AuctionsAmerican Indian and Western Art: Live Salesroom Auction on April 6th: 115.15% 
OSENATThe Empire, Historical Memories on March 25th: 112.92% 
Swann GalleriesPrinted and Manuscript African Americana on March 29th: 107.82% 
Forum AuctionsForum Auctions @ Artsy: Select Urban Editions on March 29th: 104.20% 
ChristiesThe Yamakawa Collection on April 6th: 100.98% 


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

Cowans AuctionsAmerican Indian and Western Art: Live Salesroom Auction on April 6th: 100.00% 
National Book AuctionsBooks and Ephemera – 16th Century, Firsts, Space, Lankes, etc. on March 17th: 100.00% 
Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersAntonio Lopez: The Art of Fashion on March 26th: 100.00% 
Leland Little AuctionsPrints on March 24th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 3/27 on April 3rd: 99.67% 
Chiswick AuctionsBooks from the Library of Giancarlo Beltrame, Part II on March 29th: 99.18% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 3/4 on April 1st: 98.25% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 3/25 on April 1st: 98.23% 
ChristiesThe Yamakawa Collection on April 6th: 95.45% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 3/25 on April 1st: 94.59% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Engravings and Lithographs - Works on Paper on March 31st: 92.00% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on April 3rd: 91.04% 
Chiswick AuctionsThe Warrens Library and a Fine Collection of Maps & Atlases on March 28th: 90.08% 
ChristiesPrints and Multiples on March 28th: 85.65% 
FerratonModern and Contemporary Art - Prints and Photographs on March 24th: 84.94% 

AderIllustrated Modern Books: Dr. Yves Gogue Collection on March 29th: 84.33%  

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Christies A box of ten photographs on April 6th Actual price: USD $792,500.
  2. Christies Dovima with Elephants, Evening Dress by Dior, Cirque d'Hiver, Paris, 1955 on April 6th Actual price: USD $456,500.
  3. Christies Vampire II on March 28th Actual price: USD $418,418.
  4. Arader Galleries Geographie opus novissima traductione e Graecorum archtypis castigatissme pressum. on March 31st Actual price: USD $366,000.
  5. Arader Galleries The Natural History of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama Islands: Containing the Figures of Birds, Beasts, Fishes, Serpents, Insects, and Plants; Particularly the Forest-Trees, Shrubs, and other Plants, not hitherto Described… on March 31st Actual price: USD $366,000.
  6. Christies Melencolia I on March 28th Actual price: USD $264,375.
  7. Christies Aspens, Northern New Mexico, 1958 on April 6th Actual price: USD $250,000.
  8. Christies Pluto on March 28th Actual price: USD $220,313.
  9. Arader Galleries Voyage Pittoresque Autour de Monde, avec des portraits de sauvages d'Amérique, d'Asie, d'Afrique, et des iles du Grand Ocean; des Paysages, des Vues Maritimes, et plusieurs objets d'histoire naturelle; Accompagné de Descriptions par M. on March 31st Actual price: USD $213,500.
  10. Arader Galleries The Birds of Great Britain. on March 31st Actual price: USD $183,000.
  11. Christies A Bigger Green Valley on March 28th Actual price: USD $176,250.
  12. Christies Recueil de Quatre-Vingt-Cinq Estampes originales, Têtes, Paysages et différents Sujet, dessinées et gravées par Rembrandt on March 28th Actual price: USD $176,250.
  13. Christies Parade – Hoboken, New Jersey, 1955 on April 6th Actual price: USD $150,000.
  14. Christies Minotaure aveugle guidé par une Fillette dans la Nuit, from: La Suite Vollard on March 28th Actual price: USD $141,000.
  15. Chiswick Auctions Manuscript Portolan Chart on Vellum of Europe on March 28th Actual price: USD $132,188.
  16. Christies Reptiles on March 28th Actual price: USD $132,188.
  17. OSENAT Ensemble d'environ 1300 pièces montées dans 6 forts volumes grand in-folio, maroquin bleu nuit, on March 25th Actual price: USD $130,688.
  18. Bonhams Girl Behind Bottle, New York (Jean Patchett) on April 6th Actual price: USD $125,000.
  19. Christies Calla Lily, 1986 on April 6th Actual price: USD $118,750.
  20. Christies Candlestick Point on April 6th Actual price: USD $118,750.
  21. Christies The Arrival of Spring in Woldgate, East Yorkshire in 2011 (twenty eleven) – 2 January 2011 on March 28th Actual price: USD $109,275.
  22. Chiswick Auctions West Indische Paskaert waer in de graden de breedde over weder zijden vande middellijn wassende...rare and historic Atlantic sea chart printed on vellum on March 28th Actual price: USD $105,750.
  23. Christies Self Portrait: Reflection on March 28th Actual price: USD $96,938.
  24. Christies Snakes on March 28th Actual price: USD $96,938.
  25. Arader Galleries Catlin's North American Indian Portfolio. Hunting Scenes and Amusements of the Rocky Mountains and Prairies of America. on March 31st Actual price: USD $87,840.



34 total sales reported this week:

Cowans Auctions. American Indian and Western Art: Live Salesroom Auction on April 6th: 100.00%
Christies. Photographs on April 6th: 68.02%
Christies. The Yamakawa Collection on April 6th: 95.45%
Bonhams. 100 Photographs on April 6th: 54.00%
PBA Galleries. Fine & Rare Books on April 5th: 67.76%
Dorotheum . Globes on April 4th: 61.54%
Chiswick Auctions. Books from the Library of Giancarlo Beltrame, Part II on March 29th: 99.18%
Leland Little Auctions. Prints on March 24th: 100.00%
Artcurial. Prints and Illustrated Books on March 28th: 68.00%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 3/27 on April 3rd: 99.67%
Chiswick Auctions. The Warrens Library and a Fine Collection of Maps & Atlases on March 28th: 90.08%
Chiswick Auctions. Autographs and Memorabilia on March 28th: 64.49%
Grays Auctioneers. Fine Art - Prints on March 28th: 44.58%
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Live Ending Online Auction - Prints on March 28th: 71.43%
ALDE. The Life of an Amateur on March 28th: 64.67%
Forum Auctions. Forum Auctions @ Artsy: Select Urban Editions on March 29th: 77.50%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on April 3rd: 91.04%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Engravings and Lithographs - Works on Paper on March 31st: 92.00%
Trafford Books. Books on February 28th: 75.40%
Ferraton. Modern and Contemporary Art - Prints and Photographs on March 24th: 84.94%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 3/4 on April 1st: 98.25%
Swann Galleries. Printed and Manuscript African Americana on March 29th: 78.65%
Ader. Illustrated Modern Books: Dr. Yves Gogue Collection on March 29th: 84.33%
Ader. Envelopes of Artists: Pierre-Stéphane Proust Collection on March 27th: 32.97%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Antonio Lopez: The Art of Fashion on March 26th: 100.00%
OSENAT. The Empire, Historical Memories on March 25th: 67.65%
OSENAT. The Empire at Fontainebleau - Books and Manuscripts on March 25th: 76.36%
OSENAT. Automobilia - Books and Prints on March 24th: 76.47%
Christies. Prints and Multiples on March 28th: 85.65%
National Book Auctions. Books and Ephemera – 16th Century, Firsts, Space, Lankes, etc. on March 17th: 100.00%
Kedem Auction. Jewish and Israeli History and Culture on March 20th: 76.61%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 3/25 on April 1st: 94.59%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 3/25 on April 1st: 98.23%
Arader Galleries. Audubon Prints, and Rare Books on March 31st: 57.93%


For the week ahead 24 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Apr. 9th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 86 lots
Vermot de Pas. Paris. NASA Photographs. 149 lots

Tue. Apr. 10th
Sothebys. New York. Photographs. 162 lots
Sothebys. New York. A Beautiful Life: Photographs from the Collection of Leland Hirsch. 51 lots
Audap and Mirabaud. PARIS. Press Drawings. 379 lots
University Archives. Westport. Outstanding Selection of Autographed Documents, Manuscripts, Photos, Books & Relics. 254 lots
Aguttes. Neuilly-sur-Seine . Modern and Contemporary Photographs. 89 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 4/3. 418 lots

Wed. Apr. 11th
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books, Maps and Documents. 586 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper. 154 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet bidstart 3/16. 1022 lots
Trafford Books. Manchester. Books. 167 lots

Thu. Apr. 12th
Swann Galleries. New York. Printed and Manuscript Americana. 324 lots
Christies. London - King Street. Interiors including Faringdon House, Oxfordshire. 48 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Rare Golf Books, Clubs & Memorabilia. 431 lots

Fri. Apr. 13th
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. Romantic Illustrated Books. 313 lots
Aspire Auctions. Cleveland. April Auction online - Prints - Internet bidstart 4/6. 24 lots

Sat. Apr. 14th
Leland Little Auctions. Hillsborough, NC. April Gallery Auction. 47 lots
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books.
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 152 lots

Sun. Apr. 15th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Entertainment. 807 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 4/8.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 4/8.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 3/19. 224 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 21:</b> Thomas Paine, Autograph Letter Signed to Ira Allen, on a rendezvous at the Boston–a Paris café for political exiles, 1790s. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 21:</b> Paul Revere, Autograph Document Signed, certifying the discharge of a captain from his regiment, 1779. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 21:</b> Pay order to express rider Jonathan Park to warn Congress of arriving British warships, 1776. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 21:</b> Thomas Jefferson, Autograph Letter Signed to Thomas Sim Lee, stating that the government is not authorized to intervene in the Citizen Genêt affair, 1793. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 21:</b> George Washington, Letter Signed to Nathanael Greene, suggesting a way to obtain money for the Continental Army, 1780. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 21:</b> Andrew Jackson, Autograph Letter Signed to Senator John H. Eaton, on the Seminole Wars & Spain’s duplicity, 1819. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 21:</b> Harry S. Truman, Photograph Signed and Inscribed, showing a false newspaper headline about the 1948 presidential election. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 21:</b> Benjamin Franklin, vellum Document Signed, as President of the Supreme Executive Council of PA, 1786. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 21:</b> Henry Dearborn, two Autograph Manuscript items including a drawing of Bunker’s Hill, unsigned, 1818. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 21:</b> Andrew Jackson, <i>A New Map of the United States,</i> lithograph, circa 1828. $3,000 to $4,000.
  • <b>Cowan’s Auctions: American History - Premier Auction. June 22, 2018</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> General George Custer's Officer, James McLean Steele, 1868-1869 Diary. $30,000 - $50,000
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> Exceptionally Rare Anti-Slavery Broadside, “A Crusade Against Slavery”. $4,000 - $6,000
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> Revolutionary War General Richard Montgomery, Exceptionally Rare War-Date ANS. $4,000 - $6,000
    <b>Cowan’s Auctions: American History - Premier Auction. June 22, 2018</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> Albumen Photograph of the "Scouts of the Plains," from Cody's Personal Collection. $8,000 - $10,000
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> Jefferson Davis, CDV, Signed and Dated to his Imprisonment in Fortress Monroe. $4,000 - $6,000
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> Robert E. Lee, CDV Signed Twice. $2,000 - $4,000
    <b>Cowan’s Auctions: American History - Premier Auction. June 22, 2018</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> “Si Clack: Co. Q, 100th Indiana Vols.,” Written & Illustrated by Civil War Veteran, P.M. Radford. $2,500 - $3,500
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> General Meade Inspecting the 5th Corps, Civil War-Era Sketch by Alfred R. Waud. $2,000 - $3,000
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> Rare Huey Newton Black Panther Party Poster. $3,000 - $5,000
    <b>Cowan’s Auctions: American History - Premier Auction. June 22, 2018</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> Lloyd's New Political Chart, 1861. $800 - $1,200
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> William J. Ferguson, “Our American Cousin” Cast Member, Lincoln Assassination Archive. $8,000 - $10,000
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> Albert Einstein, Signed Photograph in his Favorite Leather Jacket. $2,000 - $4,000