• <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: 23 Auctions Archived, 29 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 14 April 2018 23 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 2 in euros, 3 in British pounds, and 18 in US dollars.  Turnover was $11,543,765 as 6,779 lots were offered and 5,399 sold for an 80% success rate.  It was another strong week in the rooms.

 

For the week ahead 29 auctions in the books, manuscripts, maps and ephemera categories are scheduled.

 

4 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

SothebysPhotographs on April 10th: $3,126,750 
SothebysA Beautiful Life: Photographs from the Collection of Leland Hirsch on April 10th: $2,002,750 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters on April 8th: $1,932,067 
Swann GalleriesPrinted and Manuscript Americana on April 12th: $1,068,305 



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

Northeast AuctionsFall Portsmouth Auction - Prints, Books on October 25th: 480.86% 
Northeast AuctionsPortsmouth Weekend Auction - Books and Prints on April 8th: 170.30% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents on April 11th: 147.49% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on April 10th: 105.64% 
Rago Arts and AuctionsRemix Sale - Prints, Books on April 7th: 104.03% 


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

Alaska AuctionApril Auction online - Prints, Books on April 7th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 4/1 on April 8th: 98.58% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 4/3 on April 10th: 98.09% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters on April 8th: 96.83% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 3/11 on April 8th: 96.79% 
North American Auction CompanyNative American and Western Auction - Advertising on April 7th: 96.69% 
Northeast AuctionsFall Portsmouth Auction - Prints, Books on October 25th: 94.87% 
Swann GalleriesPrinted and Manuscript Americana on April 12th: 91.98% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on April 10th: 91.86% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents on April 11th: 90.96% 
Alaska AuctionApril Auction online - Prints, Books on April 6th: 90.00% 
Rago Arts and AuctionsRemix Sale - Prints, Books on April 7th: 88.57% 
Northeast AuctionsPortsmouth Weekend Auction - Books and Prints on April 8th: 84.85% 
SothebysA Beautiful Life: Photographs from the Collection of Leland Hirsch on April 10th: 84.31% 
EldredsSpring Americana - Books, Prints, Ephemera on April 7th: 83.33% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys DOVIMA WITH ELEPHANTS, EVENING DRESS BY DIOR, CIRQUE D’HIVER, PARIS on April 10th Actual price: USD $375,000.
  2. Sothebys 'THE PENCIL OF NATURE' on April 10th Actual price: USD $275,000.
  3. Sothebys 'HOG RANCH FRONT LAWN, NIGHT FEEDER (2:00 AM) WITH MAUREEN GALLAGHER & MBUNO, FEB. 1987' on April 10th Actual price: USD $250,000.
  4. Sothebys NEW ORLEANS (TROLLEY) on April 10th Actual price: USD $200,000.
  5. Sothebys MINOTAUR on April 10th Actual price: USD $175,000.
  6. Sothebys PERU on April 10th Actual price: USD $162,500.
  7. Sothebys 'STEPHANIE, CINDY, CHRISTY, TATJANA, NAOMI, HOLLYWOOD' on April 10th Actual price: USD $150,000.
  8. Sothebys EQUIVALENT 227 on April 10th Actual price: USD $150,000.
  9. Heritage Auctions Casablanca (Warner Brothers, 1947). First Post-War French Release Double Grande (63" X 90") Artwork Attributed to Hervé Morvan. on April 8th Actual price: USD $143,400.
  10. RR Auction John F. Kennedy Map on April 11th Actual price: USD $138,799.
  11. Sothebys 'CHILD WITH A TOY HAND GRENADE IN CENTRAL PARK, N. Y. C.' on April 10th Actual price: USD $137,500.
  12. Sothebys 'MAN LIGHTING GIRL'S CIGARETTE (NEW YORK)' on April 10th Actual price: USD $125,000.
  13. Sothebys 'HOBOKEN' (PARADE, NEW JERSEY) on April 10th Actual price: USD $112,500.
  14. Binoche et Giquello LES JEUX DE LA POUPÉE on April 6th Actual price: USD $106,985.
  15. Sothebys 'BRAS' (ARM) on April 10th Actual price: USD $100,000.
  16. Sothebys THE WOLF OF MAIN STREET on April 10th Actual price: USD $100,000.
  17. Sothebys UNTITLED (SUMNER, MISSISSIPPI, CASSIDY BAYOU IN THE BACKGROUND) on April 10th Actual price: USD $87,500.
  18. Sothebys UNTITLED (NEAR MINTER CITY AND GLENDORA, MISSISSIPPI) on April 10th Actual price: USD $87,500.
  19. Sothebys NASTASSJA KINSKI AND THE SERPENT, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA on April 10th Actual price: USD $81,250.
  20. Swann Galleries The Book of Mormon: An Account Written by the Hand of Mormon, upon Plates Taken from the Plates of Nephi. on April 12th Actual price: USD $77,500.
  21. Sothebys JAY N. Y. (FOURTH OF JULY) on April 10th Actual price: USD $75,000.
  22. Sothebys DOUBLE JACK IN THE PULPIT on April 10th Actual price: USD $68,750.
  23. Sothebys LISA MARIE on April 10th Actual price: USD $68,750.
  24. Sothebys 'PANORAMIC NUDE - THE SCHOOL TEACHER, LAKE COMO' on April 10th Actual price: USD $62,500.
  25. Sothebys 'KEITH HARING, NEW YORK' on April 10th Actual price: USD $60,000.



23 total sales reported this week:

RR Auction. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet bidstart 3/16 on April 11th: 63.99%
Christies. Interiors including Faringdon House, Oxfordshire on April 12th: 72.92%
PBA Galleries. Rare Golf Books, Clubs & Memorabilia on April 12th: 64.73%
Swann Galleries. Printed and Manuscript Americana on April 12th: 91.98%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Printed Books, Maps and Documents on April 11th: 90.96%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on April 11th: 76.62%
Northeast Auctions. Fall Portsmouth Auction - Prints, Books on October 25th: 94.87%
Northeast Auctions. Portsmouth Weekend Auction - Books and Prints on April 8th: 84.85%
North American Auction Company. Native American and Western Auction - Advertising on April 7th: 96.69%
Alaska Auction. April Auction online - Prints, Books on April 7th: 100.00%
Alaska Auction. April Auction online - Prints, Books on April 6th: 90.00%
Potter and Potter Auctions. Entertainment Memorabilia on April 7th: 60.33%
Rago Arts and Auctions. Remix Sale - Prints, Books on April 7th: 88.57%
Sothebys. A Beautiful Life: Photographs from the Collection of Leland Hirsch on April 10th: 84.31%
Sothebys. Photographs on April 10th: 67.48%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on April 10th: 91.86%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 4/3 on April 10th: 98.09%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 3/11 on April 8th: 96.79%
Michaans Auctions. Gallery Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs on April 7th: 59.32%
Binoche et Giquello. Surrealism - Books on April 6th: 37.39%
Eldreds. Spring Americana - Books, Prints, Ephemera on April 7th: 83.33%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 4/1 on April 8th: 98.58%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters on April 8th: 96.83%


For the week ahead 29 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Apr. 16th
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Chadds Ford, PA . April Premier Auction - Books, Prints. 7 lots
Grays Auctioneers. Cleveland, . World's Fair Memorabilia and Collectibles. 59 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 63 lots

Tue. Apr. 17th
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Valuable Books. 223 lots
Tooveys. West Sussex. Postcards, Cigarette Cards; Photographs, Autographs, Printed & Manuscript Ephemera. 161 lots
Il Ponte. Milan. Photographs. 255 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Forum Auctions @ Artsy: Select Contemporary Editions. 39 lots
Morton Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Auction of Printed Documents and Manuscripts, Brochures, Autographs and Dedicated Books. 311 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 4//10. 350 lots

Wed. Apr. 18th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 3/30. 375 lots
Tooveys. West Sussex. Decorative Pictures - Prints. 10 lots
Christies. New York. Japanese and Korean Art - Prints. 32 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Thur Collection. 391 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Autographs. 424 lots

Thu. Apr. 19th
Swann Galleries. New York. Images and Objects: Photographs and Photobooks. 328 lots
Aguttes. Neuilly-sur-Seine . ANCIENT & MANUSCRIPTED BOOKS. 276 lots
Christies. New York. Prints and Multiples. 171 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Illustrated Books: Oriental & Occidental - Art & Art Reference – Books about Books. 350 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Space - Internet bidstart 4/12. 719 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. 2018 April 19-20 Spring Sports Card Catalog Auction. 1973 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Modern Literature and Art Documentation. 616 lots

Fri. Apr. 20th
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. Modern and Contemporary Art and Design - Prints, Posters. 21 lots

Sat. Apr. 21st
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Fine Art - Prints. 122 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 165 lots

Sun. Apr. 22nd
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 4/15.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 4/15.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 3/25. 271 lots
Carlsen Gallery. Greenville, NY. Spring Potpourri Antique Auction. 22 lots
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Fine Art and Antiques - Books, Prints. 46 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