• <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: 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, 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