• <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>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers: The Adventure & Exploration Library of Steve Fossett. October 31, 2018</b>
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> SHACKLETON, Ernest Henry, Sir. <i>Aurora Australis. Printed at the Winter Quarters of the British Antarctic Expedition, 1907, During the Winter Months of April, May, June, July, 1908.</i> $60,000 to $80,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> HUMBOLDT, Alexander von, and Aime J. A. BONPLAND. <i>Vues des Cordillères, et monumens des peuples indigènes de l'Amérique.</i> Paris, 1810. $30,000 to $40,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> COOK, James, Captain. [Collected Voyages]. London: Strahan and Cadell, 1773, 1777, 1784. First editions of the second and third voyages. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers: The Adventure & Exploration Library of Steve Fossett. October 31, 2018</b>
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> DARWIN, Charles. <i>A Narrative of the Surveying Voyages of His Majesty's Ships Adventure and Beagle, between the years 1826 and 1836.</i> $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> SPILBERGEN, Joris van (1568-1620). <i>Speculum orientalis occidentalisque Indiae navigationum.</i> Leiden: Nicolaus van Geelkercken, 1619. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> DRAKE, Francis, Sir. <i>Sir Francis Drake Revived. Who is or may be a Pattern to stirre up all Heroicke and active Spirits of these Times…</i> London, 1653 [i.e. 1652]. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers: The Adventure & Exploration Library of Steve Fossett. October 31, 2018</b>
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> SHACKLETON, Ernest Henry, Sir, Louis C. BERNACCHI, and Apsley George Benet CHERRY-GARRARD, editors. The South Polar Times. London, 1907-1914. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> ANSON, George. <i>A Voyage round the World, In the Years 1740...</i> 1744. London: John and Paul Knapton for the author, 1748. $8,000 to $12,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> HERRERA Y TORDESILLAS, Antonio de. <i>Description des Indes Occidentales, Qu'on appelle aujourdhuy Le Nouveau Monde...</i> Amsterdam: Michel Colin, 1622. $8,000 to $12,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers: The Adventure & Exploration Library of Steve Fossett. October 31, 2018</b>
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> NOORT, Olivier van. <i>Description du Penible Voyage fait entour de l'univers ou globe terrestre...</i> Amsterdam: Cornille Nicolas, 1610. $5,000 to $7,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> LEO AFRICANUS, Johannes. <i>A Geographical Historie of Africa, Written in Arabicke and Italian.</i> London: George Bishop, 1600. $4,000 to $6,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> SCHOUTEN, Willem Corneliszoon. <i>Journal ou Description du Merveilleux Voyage de Guillaume Schouten, Hollandois natif de Hoorn, fait es années 1615, 1616, & 1617.</i> 1619. $4,000 to $6,000
  • <center><b>William Bunch Auctions<br>October Fine Art and Prints<br>October 29, 2018</b>
    <b>William Bunch Auctions, Oct. 29:</b> Aegidius Sadeler (Flemish, 1570-1629), engraving on laid paper "Madonna and Child in a Landscape", after a drawing by Albrecht Durer. $800 to $1,200
    <b>William Bunch Auctions, Oct. 29:</b> Anders Zorn (Swedish, 1860-1920), drypoint etching on paper "On Hemso Island", 1917, pencil signed. $400 to $600
    <b>William Bunch Auctions, Oct. 29:</b> Joseph Pennell (American, 1860-1926), etching on paper "Setting Up Columns", pencil signed. $200 to $300
    <center><b>William Bunch Auctions<br>October Fine Art and Prints<br>October 29, 2018</b>
    <b>William Bunch Auctions, Oct. 29:</b> William Lee Hankey (British, 1869-1952), drypoint etching on paper "Affection", pencil signed. $200 to $300
    <b>William Bunch Auctions, Oct. 29:</b> William Walcot (English, 1874-1943), drypoint etching on paper "Lower Broadway, New York", 1924, pencil signed. $200 to $300
    <b>William Bunch Auctions, Oct. 29:</b> Auguste Brouet (French, 1872-1941), color etching "La Pirouette", pencil signed, ed 111/250. $400 to $600
    <center><b>William Bunch Auctions<br>October Fine Art and Prints<br>October 29, 2018</b>
    <b>William Bunch Auctions, Oct. 29:</b> Thomas Hart Benton (American, 1889-1975), lithograph on paper "The Boy", pencil signed. $2,000 to $3,000
    <b>William Bunch Auctions, Oct. 29:</b> John Stockton de Martelly (American, 1903-1979), lithograph on paper "Looking at the Sunshine", pencil signed, original AAA certificate. $400 to $600
    <b>William Bunch Auctions, Oct. 29:</b> Jacques Hnizdovsky (Ukrainian-American, 1915-1985), woodcut on paper "Moppet", pencil signed and dated 1965, ed 118/250. $400 to $600
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 8:</b> Kurt Vonnegut, archive of 12 letters, signed to his family, 6 illustrated, 1930s-40s. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 8:</b> Allen Ginsberg, 11 autograph manuscripts, including 10 drafts of poems & a page of notes, circa 1948. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 8:</b> Joan Miró, illustrated autograph note signed to MoMA Director of Exhibitions & Publications, 1959. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 8:</b> Carl Gustav Jung, typed letter signed to a colleague, 1948. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 8:</b> Gustav Mahler, ALS, arranging a meeting during his historic visit to New York, circa 1908. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 8:</b> Mark Twain, ALS, explaining the target of his new book, 1902. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 8:</b> Charles Dickens, ALS, accepting an invitation in the voice of a <i>Martin Chuzzlewit</i> character, 1843. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 8:</b> Jacob Lawrence, illustrated greeting card signed, 1960. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 8:</b> Robert E. Lee, ALS, to the colonel of the Kanawha Valley volunteers, boosting morale, 1861. $15,000 to $25,000

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Rare Book Hub: 19 Auctions Archived, another 18 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 1 September 19 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 3 denominated in euros, 1 in Swedish krona, and 15 in US dollars.  Turnover was $3,585,725 as 5,718 lots were offered and 4,814 sold for an 84% success rate.   The pace leading into fall will soon pick up.

 

1 auction saw its total proceeds reach a million dollars.


Heritage Auctions
Americana and Political on August 18th: $1,290,578 


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

EldredsAsian Art - Books and Prints on August 25th: 134.20% 
Jacksons AuctionWorld Treasures Featuring a Variety of Exceptional Fine Art & Antiques From a Multitude of Worldwide on August 28th: 106.62% 
Potter and Potter AuctionsSummer Magic Auction on August 25th: 101.95% 


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

John McInnis AuctioneersThree Day Single Owner Auction on August 26th: 100.00% 
National Book AuctionsErle Stanley Gardner, Signed, Art History, etc. on August 18th: 100.00% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on August 25th: 99.39% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 8/19 on August 26th: 99.14% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 8/21 on August 28th: 97.16% 
Heritage AuctionsAmericana and Political on August 18th: 96.56% 
Jacksons AuctionWorld Treasures Featuring a Variety of Exceptional Fine Art & Antiques From a Multitude of Worldwide on August 28th: 94.44% 
Potter and Potter AuctionsSummer Magic Auction on August 25th: 93.60% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints, Photographs on August 28th: 93.02% 
Winter AssociatesPrints on August 27th: 89.47% 
Alaska AuctionOnline - Prints on August 22nd: 85.19% 
Kedem AuctionJudaica - Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters, Ceremonial Art on August 28th: 80.05% 
 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Winner's Auctions Ltd Kedushat Levi, Slavuta, 1798 - First Edition which was Printed during the Author's Lifetime. Rare on August 21st Actual price: USD $67,100.
  2. Heritage Auctions RMS Titanic: Pocket Watch Owned by One of the Unfortunate Passengers. on August 18th Actual price: USD $57,500.
  3. Kedem Auction Letter Handwritten and Signed by the Chatam Sofer – Pressburg, Tammuz 1839 on August 28th Actual price: USD $46,740.
  4. Heritage Auctions Revolutionary War: "Liberty Triumphant or the Downfall of Oppression" Prohibitively Rare Copper Engraved Cartoon Celebrating the Boston Tea Party. on August 18th Actual price: USD $37,500.
  5. University Archives The First Known Marilyn Monroe Signed Photo, Graded 10 by PSA DNA, Signed the Year She Transformed from Norma Jean to Marilyn Monroe! on August 22nd Actual price: USD $36,000.
  6. Heritage Auctions Henry Clay: A Spectacular Hand-Painted Banner from the 1844 Campaign. on August 18th Actual price: USD $35,000.
  7. University Archives Abraham Lincoln 1863 ALS: Only Months after Issuing the Emancipation Proclamation Allowing Freed Slaves to Enlist, Lincoln Recommends Rev. John Eaton, Jr. to the Freedmen&rsquo;s Inquiry Commission; Eaton had Successfully Overseen 30,000 Freedmen in Grant on August 22nd Actual price: USD $33,000.
  8. Heritage Auctions William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody's Wild West Show: "He-Nu-Kaw" Richly Colored Lithographed Poster Depicting "The Handsomest Indian Maiden in the World." on August 18th Actual price: USD $32,500.
  9. Kedem Auction Manuscript Handwritten by the Chatam Sofer – Sermons for Parashat Zachor and Purim – Sermon Ending with the Wishes: "Righteousness, Blessing, Compassion, Life and Peace for Us and the Entire Jewish People Amen" on August 28th Actual price: USD $29,520.
  10. Heritage Auctions Mexican-American War: South Carolina Palmetto Regiment Gold Medal with Ribbon. on August 18th Actual price: USD $27,500.
  11. Heritage Auctions George Washington: Portrait Dated 1791 After Gilbert Stuart. on August 18th Actual price: USD $27,500.
  12. Kedem Auction Large Leaf from a Responsa Notebook of Rabbi Akiva Eiger – Entirely in His Handwriting on August 28th Actual price: USD $27,060.
  13. Potter and Potter Auctions Thurston the Great Magician. Levitation–The Greatest Mystery of the Age. on August 25th Actual price: USD $22,800.
  14. Heritage Auctions Cox & Roosevelt: The "Holy Grail" Jugate Button for These 1920 Running Mates. on August 18th Actual price: USD $22,500.
  15. Heritage Auctions Lyndon B. Johnson: Signed Iconic Air Force One Swearing-In Photograph. on August 18th Actual price: USD $21,250.
  16. Kedem Auction Talmud Tractates Rosh Hashanah-Yuma – Volume the Chafetz Chaim Studied from – With Notes in His Handwriting on August 28th Actual price: USD $20,910.
  17. Kedem Auction Halachic Responsum Handwritten and Signed by Rebbe Yoel Teitelbaum of Satmar – Including the Letter Containing the Query Handwritten and Signed by Rebbe Yoel Moscowicz of Shotz on August 28th Actual price: USD $19,680.
  18. Potter and Potter Auctions Chicago Magic Roundtable 1946 Scrapbook. on August 25th Actual price: USD $19,200.
  19. Kedem Auction Tefilla L&#x27;Itot BaTzara – Czernowitz, 1848 – Rare Printing of an Order of Prayers and Segulah Against Epidemics – Found in the Collection of Rebbe Yisrael Ruzhin and Printed Following an Epidemic in Sadigura on August 28th Actual price: USD $18,450.
  20. University Archives Abraham Lincoln Blood Stained Large Shirt Fragment from the Night of his Assassination, with Superb Provenance on August 22nd Actual price: USD $18,000.
  21. Stockholms Auktionsverk COLLECTION OF FOUR RUSSIAN BATTLE PLATES OF THE GREAT NORTHERN WAR 1700-21. on June 19th Actual price: USD $17,518.
  22. Heritage Auctions William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody and Buffalo Bill's Wild West: The Iconic Nine-Color "White Eagle" Cody Poster. on August 18th Actual price: USD $17,500.
  23. Heritage Auctions William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody's Wild West & Congress of Rough Riders of the World Poster: A Possibly Unique Poster Depicting Cody Roping a Horse. on August 18th Actual price: USD $17,500.
  24. Kedem Auction Tikunei Shabbat Siddur, Nusach Sefard – Zhitomir, 1857 on August 28th Actual price: USD $15,990.
  25. Heritage Auctions William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody's Wild West and Congress of Rough Riders of the World: One of the Most Graphic French Tour Poster Designs. on August 18th Actual price: USD $15,000.


19 total sales reported this week:

Jacksons Auction. World Treasures Featuring a Variety of Exceptional Fine Art & Antiques From a Multitude of Worldwide on August 28th: 94.44%
Forum Auctions in Italy. Online Sale: A Bibliophile's Bibliographic Library - Part II on August 29th: 64.36%
Kedem Auction. Judaica - Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters, Ceremonial Art on August 28th: 80.05%
Winter Associates. Prints on August 27th: 89.47%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 8/21 on August 28th: 97.16%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints, Photographs on August 28th: 93.02%
Winner's Auctions Ltd. Eretz Israel and Zionism, Postcards and Photographs, Numismatics, Posters, Maps, Judaica, Holy books on August 21st: 62.66%
Stockholms Auktionsverk. Books, Maps and Manuscripts on June 19th: 62.84%
Alaska Auction. Online - Prints on August 22nd: 85.19%
Potter and Potter Auctions. Summer Magic Auction on August 25th: 93.60%
Purcell Auctioneers. August Antiques and Collectibles on August 22nd: 65.52%
Eldreds. Asian Art - Books and Prints on August 25th: 76.19%
PBA Galleries. Travel and Exploration - Cartography on August 23rd: 75.10%
University Archives. Incredible Selection of Autographed Documents, Manuscripts, Books & Relics - Internet bidstart 8/2 on August 22nd: 74.83%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 8/19 on August 26th: 99.14%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on August 25th: 99.39%
Heritage Auctions. Americana and Political on August 18th: 96.56%
National Book Auctions. Erle Stanley Gardner, Signed, Art History, etc. on August 18th: 100.00%
John McInnis Auctioneers. Three Day Single Owner Auction on August 26th: 100.00%

 

For the week ahead 18 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Sep. 3rd
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 88 lots

Tue. Sep. 4th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 8/28. 357 lots

Wed. Sep. 5th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Long Beach Expo Currency. 4059 lots
Moreshet Auctions. Jerusalem. Judaica: Books and Manuscripts. 212 lots

Thu. Sep. 6th
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper.
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Cape Town. Books - Internet Bidstart 8/30. 267 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Books. 607 lots
Aguttes. Neuilly-sur-Seine . Books, Posters, etc..
Rossini. Paris. Online Sale: Prints - bidstart 7/18. 393 lots
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Prints and Posters. 51 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Long Beach Expo Currency. 3046 lots

Fri. Sep. 7th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. KOSTER'S MOTOR BOOKSTORE. 1 lots

Sat. Sep. 8th
Aspire Auctions. Cleveland. September Sale: Prints - Internet bidstart 8/31.
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . Gallery Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs. 37 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 174 lots

Sun. Sep. 9th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 8/12. 163 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 9/2.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 9/2.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>Bonhams: Sale Results from <i>Exploration and Travel, Featuring Americana, Part I.</i> September 25, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25 results:</b> Shackleton, Ernest. <i>Aurora Australis.</i> Printed at the sign of 'The Penguins'; East Antarctica, 1908. Sold for $97,500
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25 results:</b> Shackleton, Ernest. <i>South Polar Times.</i> 1st edition, limited issue. from the library of Michael Barne. Sold for $25,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25 results:</b> General Washington's <i>Proceedings of a General Court Martial... of Major General Lee.</i> Philiadelphia, 1778. 100 copies printed for Congress. BOUND WITH: ...Court Martial... of St Clair and ...Schuyler. Sold for $87,50
    <b>Bonhams: Sale Results from <i>Exploration and Travel, Featuring Americana, Part I.</i> September 25, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25 results:</b> <i>The Voice of the People.</i> Boston, 1754. Rare pamphlet on the Excise Tax. Nathaniel Sparhawk's copy. Sold for $8,750
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25 results:</b> Autograph Letter Signed ("S.L. Clemens"), offering extensive hard-earned advice on writing, 5 pp, 1881. Sold for $37,500
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25 results:</b> Lewis, Meriwether. Contemporary manuscript true copy of his final power of attorney, 1809. Sold for $7,500
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25 results:</b> <i>A New Method of Macarony Making, as Practiced at Boston in North America.</i> Mezzotint. London, 1774. Sold for $6,875
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25 results:</b> <i>Scientific Base Ball Pitching: A Treatise on the Pitcher, Pitching, Origin and Philosophy of the Curve.</i> Chicago, 1897. Sold for $3,750
  • <center><b> The Library of Pierre Bergé<br>Auction Pierre Bergé & Associés<br>in association with Sotheby’s<br>Paris-Hôtel Drout<br>December 14, 2018<br><br>New York Exhibition<br>Oct. 16 to Oct. 20</b>
    <b>The Library of Pierre Bergé, NY exhibition 10/16 to 10/20:</b> BARTHOLOMEUS ANGLICUS. <i>Le Proprietaire des choses.</i> Lyon, [circa 1484]. 150 000 / 200 000 €
    <b>The Library of Pierre Bergé, NY exhibition 10/16 to 10/20:</b> MONTAIGNE, Michel de. <i>Essais.</i> Bordeaux, 1580. 400 000 / 500 000 €
    <b>The Library of Pierre Bergé, NY exhibition 10/16 to 10/20:</b> PROUST, Marcel. <i>Du côté de chez Swann.</i> Paris, 1914 [1913]. 600 000 / 800 000 €
    <b>The Library of Pierre Bergé, NY exhibition 10/16 to 10/20:</b> MONSTRELET, Enguerrand de. <i>Le Premier [-Tiers] Volume des Cronicques.</i> Paris, circa 1503.<br>300 000 / 400 000 €