• <b>Bonhams: Treasures from the Eric C. Caren Collection: How History Unfolds on Paper, Part VII (Online). March 6-14, 2019</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> Albert Einstein A remarkable letter on God in English, one of his most eloquent and quoted, 1 p, July 2, 1945. $100,000 to $150,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> Benjamin Lincoln's commission as Major General in the Continental Army, February 19th, 1777. $60,000 to $90,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> Broadside. A Poem Upon the Bloody Engagement That Was Fought on Bunker's-Hill. 1775. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> Early, full printing of the Star-Spangled Banner in The Yankee, October 7, 1814. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> Paul Revere. Engraving, “The Boston Massacre Perpetrated on March 5, 1770," in <i>Massachusett's Calendar 1772.</i> $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Bonhams: Treasures from the Eric C. Caren Collection: How History Unfolds on Paper, Part VII (Online). March 6-14, 2019</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> Earliest known newspaper coverage of Babe Ruth, "a St Mary's schoolboy," Baltimore, April 4, 1914. $6,000 to $9,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> Franklin, Benjamin. <i>The Independent Whig.</i> First Magazine Published in America, Philadelphia: Keimer, 1723-4. $15,000 to $20,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> Smith, Joseph. <i>The Book of Mormon.</i> Palmyra: Printed by E.B. Grandin for the Author, 1830. First printing. $40,000 to $60,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> Last Words of Joseph Smith. Autograph Letter Signed from a Mormon disciple, conveying a contemporary account of the Prophet's final words, Nauvoo, July 27, 1844. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> John Brown's Body. Autograph Letter Signed from the daughter of John Brown attempting to arrange the return of her father's body, North Elba, Essex Co, NY, November 29, 1859. $4,000 to $6,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> Powell Expedition. Autograph diary of Rhodes C. Allen kept during the Powell Expedition of 1868, June 29, 1868 - November 16, 1868. $20,000 to $40,000
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Feb 21:</b> NASA archive with 351 photographs, silver & chromogenic prints, 1960-2002. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Feb 21:</b> Edward S. Curtis, suite of 18 cyanotypes, 1910-14. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Feb 21:</b> Edward S. Curtis, <i>Horse Capture, Atsina,</i> unique copper plate for <i>The North American Indian,</i> 1908. $60,000 to $90,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Feb 21:</b> John Whipple, <i>Harriet Beecher Stowe,</i> salted print from a calotype negative, 1853. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Feb 21:</b> Lewis Carroll, <i>Xie Kitchen,</i> albumen print, circa 1872. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Feb 21:</b> Ansel Adams, <i>Taos Pueblo,</i> limited, signed first edition of the artist's first book, 12 silver bromide prints, 1930. $30,000 to $45,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Feb 21:</b><br>JFK in his motorcade about 2 mins before his assassination, chromogenic print, 1963. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Feb 21:</b> Anton Guilio Bragaglia, 6 photomechanical postcards with facsimile signatures, 1911-13, printed 1932. $30,000 to $45,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Feb 21:</b> Société Anonyme, Inc, group of 9 postcards, including 8 real photo postcards, 1920-30. $25,000 to $35,000.
  • <b>Christie’s Paris, 20 Feb:</b> BELON. <i>L’Histoire de la nature des oyseaux.</i> Paris : Corrozet, 1555. $17,000 to $23,000
    <b>Christie’s Paris, 20 Feb:</b> MIOMANDRE – BARBIER. <i>Dessins sur les danses de Vaslav Nijinsky.</i> Paris. 1913. $23,000 to $34,000
    <b>Christie’s Paris, 20 Feb:</b> HOKUSAI. <i>Fugaku Hyakkei, Edo : Nishimura Yûzô.</i> 1834-1875. $58,000 to $80,000
    <b>Christie’s Paris, 20 Feb:</b> EDWARDS. <i> <br>A Natural History of Uncommon Birds…</i> London : Printed for the Author. 1743-1764. $35,000 to $46,000
    <b>Christie’s Paris, 20 Feb:</b> VESALIUS. <i><br> De Humane Corporis Fabrica libri septem...</i> Basle : J. Oporinus. 1555. $58,000 to $80,000
  • <b>Morton Subastas on Bidsquare:</b><br>Die Französische Expedition gegen Mexico /Beilagen zum Beiheft des Militair - Wochenblattes
    <b>Morton Subastas on Bidsquare:</b><br>The Architecture Of M. Vitruvius Pollio. London, 1791.
    <b>Morton Subastas on Bidsquare:</b> Estatuto Provisional del Imperio Mexicano. México: Imprenta de Andrade y Escalante, 1865.
    <b>Morton Subastas on Bidsquare:</b> Historia de Méjico... México, 1849 - 1852.
    <b>Morton Subastas on Bidsquare:</b> Juárez, Benito - Ogazón, Pedro. Legajos de Bandos del Estado de Guadalajara, 1860-1863.
    <b>Morton Subastas on Bidsquare:</b> Sigüenza y Góngora, Carlos. Mapa de las Aguas que por el Círculo de 90 Leguas Vienen a la Laguna de Tescuco... Méx, 1748.
    <b>Morton Subastas on Bidsquare:</b> Cruces y Campa / Aubert / Valleto. Pareja Imperial, Fusilamiento de Maximiliano, Tipos Mexicanos... ca,1875.

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Rare Book Hub: 23 Auctions archived, 26 more this Week

For the week ended Saturday 20 January 2018 23 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 1 in Australian dollars, 10 in euros, 2 in British pounds, and 10 in US dollars.  Turnover was $7,725,259 as 7,645 lots were offered and 5,484 sold for a 72% success rate.  The holiday respite is now in the rearview window.

 

1 auction saw its total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

SothebysImportant Printed and Manuscript Americana, including Cartography on January 17th: $4,289,502 

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

Kedem AuctionJewish and Israeli History, Art and Culture on January 9th: 142.18% 
Gonnelli Casa DAsteOld Master Prints and Modern Prints on October 9th: 106.07% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on January 16th: 104.24% 


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

Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 1/7 on January 14th: 98.83% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 1/9 on January 16th: 98.45% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Movie Poster- Internet bidstart 1/7 on January 14th: 97.87% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 12/17 on January 14th: 94.95% 
FreemansRare Books, Maps and Manuscripts on January 17th: 90.26% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on January 16th: 89.22% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on January 1st: 87.43% 
SothebysOf Royal and Noble Descent on January 17th: 84.62% 
PBA GalleriesFine Literature and Fine Books on January 11th: 81.14% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys IN CONGRESS, JULY 4, 1776. A DECLARATION BY THE REPRESENTATIVES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, IN GENERAL CONGRESS ASSEMBLED. on January 17th Actual price: USD $1,185,000.
  2. Sothebys A MAP OF MEXICO, LOUISIANA AND THE MISSOURI TERRITORY, on January 17th Actual price: USD $350,000.
  3. Sothebys THE NORTH AMERICAN ATLAS, SELECTED FROM THE MOST AUTHENTIC MAPS, CHARTS, PLANS, &C. HITHERTO PUBLISHED. on January 17th Actual price: USD $300,000.
  4. Sothebys THE COMMITTEE APPOINTED TO PREPARE A PLAN FOR THE TEMPORARY GOVERNMENT OF THE WESTERN TERRITORY, HAVE AGREED TO THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTIONS. on January 17th Actual price: USD $300,000.
  5. Sothebys THE YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, AND THE MOUNTAIN RANGES OF PORTIONS OF IDAHO, NEVADA, COLORADO AND UTAH. on January 17th Actual price: USD $275,000.
  6. Sothebys THE FEDERALIST. A COLLECTION OF ESSAYS, WRITTEN IN FAVOUR OF THE NEW CONSTITUTION, AS AGREED UPON BY THE FEDERAL CONVENTION, SEPTEMBER 17, 1787. on January 17th Actual price: USD $250,000.
  7. Sothebys [HARIOT'S VIRGINIA].  WUNDERBARLICHE, DOCH WARHAFFTIGE ERKLÄRUNG, VON DER GELEGENHEIT UND SITTEN DER WILDEN IN VIRGINIA ... on January 17th Actual price: USD $250,000.
  8. Gonnelli Casa DAste Fleurs et statuette. on October 10th Actual price: USD $183,000.
  9. Gonnelli Casa DAste Maurice, or the Fisher's Cot. on October 11th Actual price: USD $152,500.
  10. Sothebys A MAP OF THE BRITISH AND FRENCH DOMINIONS IN NORTH AMERICA  WITH THE ROADS, DISTANCES, LIMITS AND EXTENT OF THE SETTLEMENTS.  on January 17th Actual price: USD $125,000.
  11. Sothebys CARTE DE LA MER DU SUD, ET DES COSTES D'AMERIQUE ET D'ASIE, SITUÉES SUR CETTE MER ... on January 17th Actual price: USD $93,750.
  12. Sothebys MAP OF TEXAS WITH PARTS OF THE ADJOINING STATES COMPILED BY STEPHEN F. AUSTIN. on January 17th Actual price: USD $68,750.
  13. Sothebys COLLECTION OF FOURTEEN AUTOGRAPH LETTERS, SIGNED, AND MANUSCRIPT LETTERS OR CIRCULARS IN A SECRETARIAL HAND, FROM COMMODORE EDWARD PREBLE TO TOBIAS LEAR, on January 17th Actual price: USD $47,500.
  14. Sothebys A NEW MAP OF THE WESTERN PARTS OF VIRGINIA, PENNSYLVANIA, MARYLAND AND NORTH CAROLINA; on January 17th Actual price: USD $47,500.
  15. Sothebys MAP OF THE UNITED STATES, EXHIBITING THE POST-ROADS, THE SITUATIONS, CONNEXIONS & DISTANCES OF THE POST-OFFICES, STAGE ROADS, COUNTIES & PRINCIPAL RIVERS. on January 17th Actual price: USD $43,750.
  16. Sothebys MAP OF KANSAS, TEXAS, COLORADO, NEW MEXICO AND THE INDIAN TERRITORY. on January 17th Actual price: USD $43,750.
  17. Michael Treloar An extraordinary album of 50 cartes de visite, extensively annotated in an engaging anecdotal style, forming essentially an unpublished illustrated vernacular history of the inhabitants of South Australia - the battlers, the new chums, and especially the on December 10th Actual price: USD $41,940.
  18. Sothebys CHARLESTON HARBOUR AND THE ADJACENT COAST AND COUNTRY, SOUTH CAROLINA. SURVEYED AT INTERVALS IN 1823, 1824, AND 1825... on January 17th Actual price: USD $37,500.
  19. Sothebys CONNECTICUT, AND PARTS ADJACENT. on January 17th Actual price: USD $37,500.
  20. Sothebys MAP OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK. on January 17th Actual price: USD $37,500.
  21. Sothebys THE BIRDS OF AMERICA, FROM DRAWINGS MADE IN THE UNITED STATES AND THEIR TERRITORIES. NEW YORK: J. J. on January 17th Actual price: USD $37,500.
  22. Sothebys THE PENNSYLVANIA MAGAZINE OR AMERICAN MONTHLY MUSEUM. MDCCLXXV. VOLUME 1. on January 17th Actual price: USD $35,000.
  23. Michaans Auctions Burning Elegy 1991 on January 13th Actual price: USD $33,000.
  24. Sothebys [BIBLE]. THE NEW TESTAMENT OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, TRANSLATED OUT OF GREEK...  on January 17th Actual price: USD $32,500.
  25. Sothebys MANUSCRIPT SHIP'S LOG OF THE BOSTON CLIPPER SHIP TRITON ON A CIRCUMNAVIGATION TRADING VOYAGE TO THE NORTHWEST COAST OF AMERICA, BY WAY OF THE SANDWICH ISLANDS AND CANTON, CHINA. on January 17th Actual price: USD $30,000.



23 total sales reported this week:

Michael Treloar. Rare Books on December 10th: 43.75%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on January 17th: 73.72%
Sothebys. Of Royal and Noble Descent on January 17th: 84.62%
Sothebys. Important Printed and Manuscript Americana, including Cartography on January 17th: 53.41%
Freemans. Rare Books, Maps and Manuscripts on January 17th: 90.26%
Vermot de Pas. NASA Photographs on September 7th: 4.76%
Vermot de Pas. France: History and Regions on January 16th: 33.83%
Gonnelli Casa DAste. Prints - Internet bidstart 10/1 on October 15th: 23.28%
Gonnelli Casa DAste. Books, Manuscripts and Autographs - Internet Bidstart 9/15 on September 30th: 35.43%
Gonnelli Casa DAste. Books and Manuscripts on October 11th: 63.67%
Gonnelli Casa DAste. Prints, Autographs, Photographs, Music on October 10th: 57.38%
Gonnelli Casa DAste. Old Master Prints and Modern Prints on October 9th: 56.94%
Gonnelli Casa DAste. Antiquarian Book Auction from the Collection of Luigi Gonnelli + Figli - Day 2 on January 16th: 78.44%
Gonnelli Casa DAste. Antiquarian Book Auction from the Collection of Luigi Gonnelli + Figli - Day 1 on January 15th: 76.32%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on January 16th: 89.22%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 1/9 on January 16th: 98.45%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 12/17 on January 14th: 94.95%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on January 1st: 87.43%
Michaans Auctions. Gallery Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs on January 13th: 72.92%
PBA Galleries. Fine Literature and Fine Books on January 11th: 81.14%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 1/7 on January 14th: 98.83%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Movie Poster- Internet bidstart 1/7 on January 14th: 97.87%
Kedem Auction. Jewish and Israeli History, Art and Culture on January 9th: 73.39%


For the week ahead 26 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jan. 22nd
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 96 lots
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Chadds Ford, PA . January Premier Auction. 60 lots
Forum Auctions in Italy. Roma. No Reserve Online Sale - Antiquarian and Rare Books. 113 lots

Tue. Jan. 23rd
Tooveys. West Sussex. Postcards, Cigarette Cards; Photographs, Autographs, Printed & Manuscript Ephemera. 164 lots
Morton Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Old and Modern Photographs, Lithographs and Engravings. 296 lots
Freemans. Philadelphia. EUROPEAN ART & OLD MASTERS - Rembrandt etchings. 8 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 1/16. 715 lots

Wed. Jan. 24th
Tooveys. West Sussex. Decorative Pictures - Prints. 12 lots
Purcell Auctioneers. Birr. January Collectibles. 105 lots

Thu. Jan. 25th
Forum Auctions. London. Fine Books and Works on Paper. 385 lots
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Books and Ephemera - Day 1. 1204 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Americana - Travel & Exploration - Cartography. 500 lots
Tajan. Paris. Books. 426 lots
Ader. PARIS. Antiquarian and Modern Books. 199 lots

Fri. Jan. 26th
Brunk Auctions. Asheville, NC . Premier Catalogue Auction - Prints, Books. 108 lots
Skinner. Boston. Fine Prints, Fine Photographs. 142 lots

Sat. Jan. 27th
Arader Galleries. New York City. Prints, Rare Maps. 199 lots
Case Antiques, Inc.. Knoxville. Art, Antiques - Prints, Books. 109 lots
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. Fine Books and Manuscripts. 564 lots
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Winter Estates Auction. 80 lots
Leland Little Auctions. Hillsborough, NC. Winter Gallery Auction. 22 lots
Potomack Company. Alexandria. Live Auction - Manuscripts. 16 lots

Sun. Jan. 28th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 1/21.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 12/31. 330 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 1/21.
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Winter Estates Auction - Day 2.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>Bonhams, Mar 12:</b> Walt Whitman. <i>Leaves of Grass.</i> First edition, first issue, SIGNED in block letters by Whitman. 1855. $200,000 to $300,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 12:</b> Isaac Newton's copy of John Greave's <i>Pyramidographia,</i> London, 1646. $50,000 to $70,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 12:</b> Colonel John Mosby. Robert E. Lee's autograph letter to Samuel Cooper reporting on Mosby's exploits, with Cooper's autograph note ordering his appointment to Major.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 12:</b> Gyula Halasz Brassai. Large archive of autograph and typed letters, over 260, to his family including his wife Gilberte, 1947-1978. $40,000 to $60,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 12:</b> Archive of drawings and letters from Harper Lee to Charles Carruth, including an inscribed first edition of <i>To Kill a Mockingbird.</i> $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 11:</b> VESALIUS, ANDREAS. 1514-1564. <i>De humani corporis fabrica libri septem.</i> Basel: Johannes Oporinus, June 1543. $300,000 to $500,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 11:</b> HARVEY, WILLIAM. 1578-1657. <i>De motu cordis & sanguinis in animalibus Anatomica Exercitatio.</i> Leiden: Joannis Maire, 1639. $25,000 to $35,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 11:</b> BERENGARIO DA CARPI, GIACOMO. 1460-1530. <i>Isagogae breves perlucide ac uberrimae in Anatomiam humani corporis.</i> Bologna: Benedictus Hectoris, 15 July 1523. $15,000 to $25,000
    <b>Bonhams NY, Mar 11:</b> FRANKLIN, BENJAMIN. 1706-1790. <i>Experiments and Observations on Electricity, made at Philadelphia in America…</i> London, 1769. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Bonhams NY, Mar 11:</b> BENIVIENI, ANTONIO. 1443-1502. <i>De abditis nonnullis ac mirandis morborum et sanationum causis.</i>Florence: Filippo Giunta, 1507. $8,000 to $12,000
  • <b>Chiswick Auctions: Autographs & Memorabilia. February 28, 2019</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Feb 28:</b> Autograph album featuring signatures by prominent actors, politicians, musicians and authors, including Rudolph Valentino. £1,000 to £1,500
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Feb 28:</b> An extremely rare working radio script for Crazy People No 29, the first series of <i>The Goon Show.</i> £600 to £800
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Feb 28:</b> Manuscript prayer book, in German. 8vo, 1755 £800 to £1,200
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Feb 28:</b> Italian Manuscript on Geometry, with diagrams, 18th century. £500 to £700
    <b>Chiswick Auctions: Ornithology, Zoology & Voyages. February 27, 2019</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Feb 27:</b> Thorburn (Archibald). Sparrowhawk, original watercolour & gouache, signed & dated lower right, 1917. £1,500 to £2,000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Feb 27:</b> Burton (Sir Richard Francis). <i>Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to El-Medinah and Meccah.</i> 3 vol., FIRST EDITION, 1855-56. £1,000 to £1,500
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Feb 27:</b> [Mount (Richard) & Page (Thomas)]. <i>The English Pilot. Describing the Sea-Coasts…</i> 31 engraved maps, W. & J. Mount, T. Page, 1756 £4000 to £6000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions: Ornithology, Zoology & Voyages. February 27, 2019</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Feb 27:</b> D’apres De Mannevillette (Jean-Baptiste Nicolas Denis). <i>Le Neptune Oriental.</i> Paris & Brest, [1775 – 1781]. £10,000 to £15,000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Feb 27:</b> Loring (Josiah). Terrestrial Globe Containing all the Late Discoveries and Geographical Improvements. Boston, Gilman Joslin, 1846, £800 to £1,200
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Feb 27:</b> Shelley (G. E., Capt.). <i>A Monograph of the Nectariniidae, or Family of Sun-birds,</i> FIRST EDITION, by the Author, 1876-80. £4,000 to £6,000