• <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

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Rare Book Hub: 20 Auctions Archived, another 30 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 7 July 2018 20 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 2 in Swiss francs, 8 in euros, 2 in British pounds, and 8 in US dollars.  Turnover was $7,939,650 as 7,127 lots were offered and 5,179 sold for a 73% success rate.  It’s July; trade wars are brewing, and the auction market for rare books, manuscripts, maps and ephemera is holding its own!

 

3 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

SothebysMedieval and Renaissance Manuscripts and Continental and Russian Books on July 3rd: $2,284,948 
Heritage AuctionsHKINF World Currency Signature Auction on June 29th: $1,329,924 
Koller AuctionsPrints and Multiples on June 30th: $1,071,814 


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

Bruun RasmussenPrints on July 3rd: 476.01% 
Goldberg Coins and CollectiblesCollectibles, Space Memorabilia on July 1st: 116.18% 
Koller AuctionsPrints and Multiples on June 30th: 112.52% 
OSENATHistorical Books on June 30th: 105.53% 
OSENATThe Empire, Historical Memories on July 1st: 100.49% 


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

Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 6/24 on July 1st: 99.50% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 6/26 on July 3rd: 99.30% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 6/24 on July 1st: 98.88% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on June 30th: 97.26% 
Cowans AuctionsHistoric Photography: Timed Auction - Internet bidstart 6/21 on July 2nd: 92.77% 
Heritage AuctionsHKINF World Currency Signature Auction on June 29th: 92.58% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 6/3 on July 1st: 89.00% 
Goldberg Coins and CollectiblesCollectibles, Space Memorabilia on July 1st: 87.52% 


Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys The Breviary of Marie (1344-1404), Duchess of Bar, Daughter of Bonne of Luxembourg and King John II (the Good) of France, Franciscan Use, in Latin with a few rubrics in French on July 3rd Actual price: USD $805,200.
  2. Sothebys John Chrysostom, Homilies on Matthew’s Gospel, in Greek on July 3rd Actual price: USD $330,000.
  3. Koller Auctions Dominique. 1988. on June 30th Actual price: USD $170,185.
  4. Sothebys Bible, with prologues and interpretations of Hebrew Names, in Latin on July 3rd Actual price: USD $107,250.
  5. Koller Auctions Femme au corsage à fleurs. 1958. on June 30th Actual price: USD $103,525.
  6. Gonnelli Casa DAste Voyage dans l'Amérique septentrionale, ou description des pays arrosés par le Mississipi, L'Ohio, le Missouri et autres rivières affluentes [...] Avec un atlas de 36 cartes, plans, vues et figures [...]. Tome premier (-second). on July 2nd Actual price: USD $95,063.
  7. Sothebys LIBER CHRONICARUM. on July 3rd Actual price: USD $85,800.
  8. Heritage Auctions China Central Bank of China 1 Yuan 1936 Pick 209. on June 29th Actual price: USD $84,000.
  9. OSENAT Unique et important portefeuille herbier aux grandes armes impériales probablement utilisé par l’Impératrice Joséphine à la Malmaison. on July 1st Actual price: USD $81,900.
  10. Sothebys Prayerbook with Sequences and Hymns, in Dutch with some Latin rubrics on July 3rd Actual price: USD $79,200.
  11. Sothebys Bible, with prologues and Interpretations of Hebrew Names, in Latin on July 3rd Actual price: USD $74,250.
  12. Sothebys Compilation of pastoral works by Guido de Monte Roquiero, Jean Gerson, and others, in Latin and French on July 3rd Actual price: USD $66,000.
  13. Koller Auctions From: Growing. 1988. on June 30th Actual price: USD $58,681.
  14. Koller Auctions Jacqueline de profil (Buste de femme au corsage blanc). 1958. on June 30th Actual price: USD $55,045.
  15. Koller Auctions Statue of Liberty. 1986. on June 30th Actual price: USD $53,833.
  16. Koller Auctions Françoise. 1946. on June 30th Actual price: USD $52,621.
  17. Koller Auctions Pop Shop I-IV. 1988. on June 30th Actual price: USD $51,409.
  18. Sothebys Book of Hours, Use of Rouen, in Latin and French on July 3rd Actual price: USD $49,500.
  19. Sothebys Book of Hours, Use of Rome, in Latin on July 3rd Actual price: USD $49,500.
  20. Heritage Auctions China Peoples Bank of China 10 Yuan 1953 Pick 870. on June 29th Actual price: USD $48,000.
  21. Heritage Auctions China Empire Yuan Dynasty 2 Kuan 1335-40 Pick UNL S/M#C167-1. on June 29th Actual price: USD $43,200.
  22. Sothebys CLEONIDES, HARMONICUM INTRODUCTORIUM [TRANSLATED BY GEORGIUS VALLA]; VITRUVIUS, DE ARCHITECTURA; ANGELUS POLITIANUS, PANEPISTEMON; LAMIA (PRAELECTIO IN PRIORA ARISTOTELIS ANALYTICA); FRONTINUS, DE AQUAEDUCTIBUS. on July 3rd Actual price: USD $42,900.
  23. Sothebys Book of Hours, Use of Utrecht, in Dutch with some Latin rubrics on July 3rd Actual price: USD $42,900.
  24. Sothebys SINGLE LEAF FROM A BLOCK BOOK [SCHREIBER'S EDITION III]. on July 3rd Actual price: USD $41,250.
  25. Bonhams The Plough on July 4th Actual price: USD $39,600.



20 total sales reported this week:

Goldberg Coins and Collectibles. Collectibles, Space Memorabilia on July 1st: 87.52%
Cowans Auctions. Historic Photography: Timed Auction - Internet bidstart 6/21 on July 2nd: 92.77%
Koller Auctions. Photography on June 28th: 46.39%
Koller Auctions. Prints and Multiples on June 30th: 77.60%
OSENAT. Historical Books on June 30th: 64.79%
Bonhams. Prints and Multiples on July 4th: 60.00%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on July 3rd: 67.78%
OSENAT. The Empire, Historical Memories on July 1st: 45.45%
Sothebys. Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts and Continental and Russian Books on July 3rd: 55.32%
Aste Bolaffi. Maritime on July 4th: 37.50%
Gonnelli Casa DAste. Books and Graphics - Day 3 on July 4th: 46.30%
Gonnelli Casa DAste. Books and Graphics - Day 2 on July 3rd: 58.38%
Gonnelli Casa DAste. Books and Graphics on July 2nd: 69.82%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 6/26 on July 3rd: 99.30%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 6/24 on July 1st: 98.88%
Soler Y Llach. Books, Maps and Manuscripts on June 28th: 35.94%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on June 30th: 97.26%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 6/24 on July 1st: 99.50%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 6/3 on July 1st: 89.00%
Heritage Auctions. HKINF World Currency Signature Auction on June 29th: 92.58%

 

 

For the week ahead 30 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jul. 9th
Sothebys. London. English Literature, History, Children's Books & Illustrations. 319 lots
Moreshet Auctions. Jerusalem. Books and Manuscripts. 238 lots

Tue. Jul. 10th
Tooveys. West Sussex. Postcards, Cigarette Cards; Photographs, Autographs, Printed & Manuscript Ephemera. 138 lots
Forum Auctions. London. The Rothamsted Collection, Day 1: Rarities from the Lawes Agricultural Library. 258 lots
Sothebys. London. The Library of an English Bibliophile. 247 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 7/3. 381 lots
Freemans. Philadelphia. Collector's Sale: Ocean Liner Memorabilia. 51 lots
Kedem Auction. Jerusalem . Judaica: Books, Manuscripts, Letters, Objects. 452 lots

Wed. Jul. 11th
Christies. London - King Street. Valuable Books and Manuscripts. 392 lots
Forum Auctions. London. The Rothamsted Collection, Day 2: Rarities from the Lawes Agricultural Library. 557 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autographs & Artifacts featuring The Founding Fathers - Internet Bidstart 6/29. 1071 lots
Trafford Books. Manchester. Books. 199 lots
Grays Auctioneers. Cleveland, . Fine Art Prints, Movie Posters. 129 lots
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Prints, Posters, Signs. 94 lots

Thu. Jul. 12th
Brunk Auctions. Asheville, NC . Premier Catalogue Auction - Prints, Books. 47 lots
Chiswick Auctions. London. Autographs & Memorabilia. 235 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Literature and Fine Books. 703 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. 225 lots
Chiswick Auctions. London. The Library of Giancarlo Beltrame Part III and other Fine & Antiquarian Books. 362 lots

Fri. Jul. 13th
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Lancaster. Books. 465 lots
Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH. Berlin-Schoneberg. Rare Books, Decorative Prints, Historical Photographs. 1152 lots
Bonhams. Chichester. Automobilia - Books and Prints. 32 lots

Sat. Jul. 14th
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Summer Estates Auction. 25 lots
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Art - Prints. 148 lots
Case Antiques, Inc.. Knoxville. Historic Summer Fine Art and Antiques Auction. 123 lots

Sun. Jul. 15th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 6/174. 174 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 7/8.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 7/8.
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Fine Art, Jewelry, Asian Auction - Prints, Books. 49 lots
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Summer Estates Auction - Books, Prints. 41 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.