• <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>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>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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RBH: 23 Auctions archived, 31 fresh this week

For the week ended Saturday, 13 May, 23 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 8 denominated in euros, 1 in British pounds, and 14 in US dollars.  Turnover was $11,299,644 as 13,439 lots were offered and 9,033 sold for a slim 67% success rate.  The average price was $1,251.

 

For the week upcoming 31 auctions are scheduled.

 

4 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Profiles in HistoryThe Big Book: The Original Working Manuscript of Alcoholics Anonymous on May 5th: $2,400,000 
Swann GalleriesOld Master Through Modern Prints on May 8th: $2,086,995 
ArtcurialComic Strips on May 5th: $1,212,052 
Doyle New YorkPrints and Multiples on May 1st: $1,042,723 


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

Burgersdijk and NiermansRare Books - Day 1 on May 8th: 181.14% 
Burgersdijk and NiermansRare Books - Day 2 on May 9th: 171.23% 
FreemansMODERN & CONTEMPORARY ART INCLUDING FLASH: BRITISH PHOTOGRAPHY FROM THE COLLECTION OF JEFFREY M. KAP on May 8th: 121.80% 
Doyle New YorkPrints and Multiples on May 1st: 117.88% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on May 10th: 106.24% 


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

National Book AuctionsBooks and Ephemera – Mockingbird, Uncle Tom, Frost, Americana, etc. on May 5th: 100.00% 
Profiles in HistoryThe Big Book: The Original Working Manuscript of Alcoholics Anonymous on May 5th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 4/29 on May 6th: 99.83% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 5/1 on May 8th: 98.86% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on May 5th: 97.70% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 4/29 on May 6th: 95.40% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 4/8 on May 6th: 95.32% 
Doyle New YorkPrints and Multiples on May 1st: 94.37% 
Burgersdijk and NiermansRare Books - Day 1 on May 8th: 93.13% 
Burgersdijk and NiermansRare Books - Day 2 on May 9th: 89.32% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on May 8th: 86.49% 
Kedem AuctionOnline Auction 13: Judaica – Books, Manuscripts, Letters, Objects on May 7th: 84.22% 
FreemansMODERN & CONTEMPORARY ART INCLUDING FLASH: BRITISH PHOTOGRAPHY FROM THE COLLECTION OF JEFFREY M. KAP on May 8th: 83.61% 
 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Profiles in History Bill Wilson's working draft manuscript of Alcoholics Anonymous "Big Book". on May 5th Actual price: USD $2,400,000.
  2. Artcurial Astro Boy - Tome 4 on May 5th Actual price: USD $320,586.
  3. Artcurial Astérix et Obélix - Tome 30. La Galère d'Obélix on May 5th Actual price: USD $146,965.
  4. Freemans PORTRAIT DE JACQUELINE AU CHAPEAU DE PAILLE (T?TE DE FEMME) on May 8th Actual price: USD $112,500.
  5. Artcurial La Gare de banlieue on May 5th Actual price: USD $100,555.
  6. Freemans SAN FRANCISCO SILVERSPOT on May 8th Actual price: USD $100,000.
  7. Swann Galleries Grand Masque. on May 8th Actual price: USD $87,500.
  8. RR Auction Frederic Chopin Sketch on May 9th Actual price: USD $85,751.
  9. Freemans THE STAR on May 8th Actual price: USD $75,000.
  10. Swann Galleries Tête de femme, de profil. on May 8th Actual price: USD $75,000.
  11. Swann Galleries Carmen. on May 8th Actual price: USD $62,500.
  12. Swann Galleries Jan Uytenbogaert, Preacher of the Remonstrants. on May 8th Actual price: USD $57,500.
  13. Doyle New York 18 COLORS (CINCINNATI) (AXSOM 193) on May 1st Actual price: USD $56,250.
  14. Swann Galleries Under the Horse Chestnut Tree. on May 8th Actual price: USD $52,500.
  15. Swann Galleries Le Antichità Romane. on May 8th Actual price: USD $52,500.
  16. Doyle New York CONSTELLATIONS (M. 261; CRAMER BOOKS 58) on May 1st Actual price: USD $46,875.
  17. Swann Galleries L'Âme du Cirque. on May 8th Actual price: USD $42,500.
  18. Artcurial Le courrier de Tintin on May 4th Actual price: USD $40,222.
  19. Swann Galleries St. Eustace. on May 8th Actual price: USD $37,500.
  20. Doyle New York LIZ (F./S. II.7) on May 1st Actual price: USD $37,500.
  21. Zisska and Lacher SAMMELBAND on May 4th Actual price: USD $36,557.
  22. Swann Galleries Self Portrait in a Fur Cap: Bust. on May 8th Actual price: USD $35,000.
  23. Artcurial Boule et Bill. La leçon de photographie on May 5th Actual price: USD $34,034.
  24. Swann Galleries Abrahams Sacrifice on May 8th Actual price: USD $32,500.
  25. Doyle New York DAY AND NIGHT (BOOL/KIST/LOCHER/WIERDA 303) on May 1st Actual price: USD $32,500.



23 total sales reported this week:

Burgersdijk and Niermans. Rare Books - Day 2 on May 9th: 89.32%
Burgersdijk and Niermans. Rare Books - Day 1 on May 8th: 93.13%
National Book Auctions. Books and Ephemera – Mockingbird, Uncle Tom, Frost, Americana, etc. on May 5th: 100.00%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on May 10th: 78.72%
Zisska and Lacher. Books, Manuscripts, Prints on May 4th: 65.61%
RR Auction. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet bidstart 4/20 on May 9th: 57.97%
Kedem Auction. Online Auction 13: Judaica – Books, Manuscripts, Letters, Objects on May 7th: 84.22%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on May 5th: 97.70%
Artcurial. the Universe of the Creator of TinTin on May 4th: 53.64%
Artcurial. Comic Strips on May 5th: 54.32%
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. Books, Graphics modern and ancient Arts, Antiques - parsed on May 5th: 44.69%
Freemans. MODERN & CONTEMPORARY ART INCLUDING FLASH: BRITISH PHOTOGRAPHY FROM THE COLLECTION OF JEFFREY M. KAP on May 8th: 83.61%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 5/1 on May 8th: 98.86%
Swann Galleries. Old Master Through Modern Prints on May 8th: 66.79%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on May 8th: 86.49%
Profiles in History. The Big Book: The Original Working Manuscript of Alcoholics Anonymous on May 5th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 4/8 on May 6th: 95.32%
Ader. Posters May 68 on May 3rd: 54.37%
Eldreds. Spring Asian Arts - Prints on May 4th: 74.66%
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Fine Books and Manuscripts on May 1st: 75.20%
Doyle New York. Prints and Multiples on May 1st: 94.37%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 4/29 on May 6th: 95.40%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 4/29 on May 6th: 99.83%

 


For the week ahead 31 sales are scheduled:

Mon. May. 14th
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Chadds Ford, PA . May Premier Auction - Books, Prints. 36 lots
Adams Amsterdam Auctions. Amsterdam. 70 years of COBRA. The Gert Jan Hemmink collection. 208 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 76 lots

Tue. May. 15th
Swann Galleries. New York. 19th and 20th Century Literature. 310 lots
Tooveys. West Sussex. Antiquarian and Collectors Books. 347 lots
Sothebys. London. Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History Including the Library of Colin and Joan Deacon. 420 lots
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. Autographs and Documents. 254 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 5/8. 662 lots

Wed. May. 16th
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books, Maps and Documents. 578 lots
Tooveys. West Sussex. Prints and Maps. 183 lots
ALDE. Paris. A Collection on Savoie and the Mountain - Part 1. 306 lots
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. Photographs. 260 lots

Thu. May. 17th
Christies. London -South Kensington. Photographs. 121 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Motoring, Cycling, Maritime and Railway History. 272 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Spring Miscellany. 455 lots
ALDE. Paris. A Collection on Savoie and the Mountain - Part 2. 283 lots
Sothebys. London. Photographs. 72 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. John Brennan Rock and Roll Collection - Internet Bidstart 5/10. 503 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sports Memorabilia. 1424 lots

Fri. May. 18th
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Military, Aviation and Naval History. 201 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Forum Auctions @ Artsy: More Than Words.
Skinner. Boston. Walker Evans Photographs online - Internet bidstart 5/8. 160 lots
Dorotheum . Salzburg. Modern Prints. 126 lots

Sat. May. 19th
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Late Spring Estates Auction. 57 lots
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. Gambling Memorabilia. 351 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Antiques and Accessories - Books and Prints. 37 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Antique Prints and Rare Books. 171 lots

Sun. May. 20th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 4/22. 221 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 5/13.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 5/13.
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Late Spring Estates Auction - Day 2. 42 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>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>