• <center><b>Case Antiques<br>Two-Day Summer Sale<br>July 11 & 12, 2020</b>
    <b>Case Antiques, Jul. 11 – 12:</b> Very scarce autograph letter, signed, by Emily Tennessee Donelson, wife of Andrew Jackson Donelson, who served as First Lady / White House Hostess to President Andrew Jackson from 1828 to about 1834. $1,000 to $1,200.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jul. 11 – 12:</b> Thirteen Edward Wells maps plus title page from his rare atlas, A NEW SET OF MAPS BOTH OF ANCIENT AND PRESENT GEOGRAPHY. $600 to $700.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jul. 11 – 12:</b> L.B. Folger and C. Kallenback: MEMPHIS - BIRD'S EYE VIEW - SUPPLEMENT TO THE APPEAL. Scarce lithograph on paper. $800 to $1,200.
    <center><b>Case Antiques<br>Two-Day Summer Sale<br>July 11 & 12, 2020</b>
    <b>Case Antiques, Jul. 11 – 12:</b> Large NASA-Space Race era archive of material related to Colonel Michael J. Vaccaro, director of administration of the Marshall Space Flight Center of Huntsville, Alabama. $800 to $1,200.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jul. 11 – 12:</b> 1836 slavery related document signed by President Andrew Jackson, Andrew Jackson Jr., and Andrew Jackson Donelson. $800 to $1,100.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jul. 11 – 12:</b> Roger Sherman Signed CT Land Grant, 1757. $600 to $700.
    <center><b>Case Antiques<br>Two-Day Summer Sale<br>July 11 & 12, 2020</b>
    <b>Case Antiques, Jul. 11 – 12:</b> Letter archive related to the Randolph family of Virginia, including Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Jefferson Randolph, Lewis Meriwether Randolph – the grandson of President Jefferson. $400 to $500.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jul. 11 – 12:</b> Louisiana, as formerly claimed by France, now containing part of British America to the East in Spanish America to the West of Mississippi map, by Thomas Kitchin, 1765. $400 to $450.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jul. 11 – 12:</b> Andrew Jackson manuscript document, unsigned, containing notes on several Tennessee legal cases, including one regarding a slave, circa 1790-96. $350 to $450.
    <center><b>Case Antiques<br>Two-Day Summer Sale<br>July 11 & 12, 2020</b>
    <b>Case Antiques, Jul. 11 – 12:</b> VA Civil War Photo, Alexander Gardner – Timothy O'Sullivan. $400 to $450.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jul. 11 – 12:</b> Military Archive, WWI/WWII French Soldier Paul Didier. $400 to $450.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jul. 11 – 12:</b> Early Virginia Map, B. Tanner, J. Reid, 1796. $300 to $400.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries July 9:</b><br>John James Audubon, <i>Great Blue Heron,</i> hand-colored aquatint and engraved plate, 1834. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries July 9:</b> Joshua Fry & Peter Jefferson, <i>A Map of the Most Inhabited Part of Virginia,</i> Dalrymple edition, 1755. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries July 9:</b><br>John James Audubon, <i>The Birds of America,</i> sign & inscribed to Brantz Mayer, 1840-44. $18,000 to $22,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries July 9:</b> Vincenzo Maria Coronelli & Jean Baptiste Nolin, Paris, 1688. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries July 9:</b> Henri Abraham Chatelain, <i>Atlas Historique,</i> 7 volumes, Amsterdam, 1705-1720. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries July 9:</b> Johann Baptist Homann, <i>Atlas Mapparum Geographicarum...,</i> Nuremberg, circa 1750s. $12,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries July 9:</b> Lowell Mason, <i>Musical Exercises for Singing Schools,</i> Boston, 1838. $1,500 to $2,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries July 9:</b> Alexander Wilson, <i>American Ornithology,</i> 9 volumes, Philadelphia, 1808-14. $6,000 to $9,000.
  • <center><b>Bonhams<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>Online Only<br>25 June to 8 July 2020</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Jun. 25 – Jul. 8:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>Macbeth: A Tragedy.</i> Acted at the Dukes-Theatre. London: printed for William Cademan, 1673. $60,000 to $90,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun. 25 – Jul. 8:</b> MUYBRIDGE, EADWEARD. Panorama of San Francisco, from California-St. Hill. [San Francisco:] Morse's Gallery, 1877. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun. 25 – Jul. 8:</b> BRUNUS ARETINUS, LEONARDUS. <i>De bello Italico adversus Gothos gesto.</i> Venice: Nicolas Jenson, 1471. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <center><b>Bonhams<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>Online Only<br>25 June to 8 July 2020</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Jun. 25 – Jul. 8:</b> HILL, JOHN. <i>Compleat Body of Gardening.</i> London: printed for T. Osborne; T. Trye; S. Crowder and Co.; and H. Woodgate, 1757. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun. 25 – Jul. 8:</b> GASPAR DE PORTOLA. Document Signed Twice ("Gaspar de Portola," & "M. Portola"), 29 pp, Puebla, Mexico, December 10, 1780. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun. 25 – Jul. 8:</b> VINGTIEME SIECLE. A complete set of the second series of <i>Vingtieme Siecle (XXe Siecle),</i> together with all fourteen special numbers. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <center><b>Bonhams<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>Online Only<br>25 June to 8 July 2020</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Jun. 25 – Jul. 8:</b> ROOSEVELT, FRANKLIN DELANO. Autograph Letter Signed ("F.D.R.") as President, Washington, [1941], to Norman Davis, on White House stationery. $6,000 to $8,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun. 25 – Jul. 8:</b> HAYEK, FRIEDRICH AUGUST. Autograph Manuscript, "Discipline of Civilisation." $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun. 25 – Jul. 8:</b> ADAMS, HANNAH; ADAMS, THOMAS "BOOK". Daubuz, Charles. <i>A Perpetual Commentary On The Revelation Of St. John.</i> London: Printed for Benj. Tooke, 1720. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun. 25 – Jul. 8:</b> EMPEROR NORTON. Photograph signed ("Norton I"), albumen print carte-de-visite. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun. 25 – Jul. 8:</b> ROBERTS, DAVID. <i>Egypt and Nubia from Drawings Made on the Spot ... with Historical Descriptions by William Brockendon.</i> London: F.G. Moon, 1846-9. $4,000 to $6,000.

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Rare Book Hub: 28 Auctions Archived, another 27 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Friday, 3 April 2020, 28 sales were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 2 denominated in Swiss Francs, 6 in euros, 2 in British pounds, 1 in Mexican pesos and 17 in US dollars.  Turnover was $5,782,329 as 6,990 lots were offered and 6,145 sold at a stellar 88% success rate.  Folks are staying indoors while pursuing interesting material where and when they find it.

 
1 auction saw its total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

SothebysPhotographs - Online bidstart 3/24 on April 3rd: $2,994,875 
 

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

Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - Internet bidstart 3/13 on March 24th: 135.04% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on March 31st: 122.90% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 3/13 on March 25th: 119.98% 


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

Garth's Auctioneers and AppraisersCountry Americana - Books and Prints on March 28th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 3/15 on March 29th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 3/24 on March 31st: 100.00% 
Leland Little AuctionsMarch Estates Auction - Fine Art Prints on March 28th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsUS Currency Weekly Online - Bidstart 3/24 on March 31st: 99.29% 
Heritage AuctionsComics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online on March 30th: 98.77% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters Weekly on March 29th: 95.87% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on March 28th: 94.50% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on March 31st: 93.42% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 3/13 on March 25th: 91.67% 
Potter and Potter AuctionsGambling Memorabilia and Playing Cards on March 28th: 90.10% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - Internet bidstart 3/13 on March 24th: 88.57% 
Brunk AuctionsEmporium Auction on March 27th: 87.80% 
Brunk AuctionsPremier Auction - Prints, Books on March 28th: 87.50% 
Addison and SarovaRare Books on March 28th: 84.98% 
Alexander Historical AuctionsSpring Auction 2020 on April 1st: 84.64% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 3/13 on March 23rd: 81.82% 
 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys UMSCHLAG FÜR DIE ZEITSCHRIFT "BROOM" (PHOTOGRAM 'COVER FOR THE MAGAZINE "BROOM"') on April 3rd Actual price: USD $524,000.
  2. Profiles in History Alex Raymond original Sunday comic strip artwork for Flash Gordon #1 on March 31st Actual price: USD $512,000.
  3. Sothebys MEMENTO (UB40) on April 3rd Actual price: USD $162,500.
  4. Sothebys 'THE HAND OF MAN' on April 3rd Actual price: USD $112,500.
  5. Sothebys PORTFOLIO VII on April 3rd Actual price: USD $100,000.
  6. Sothebys UN GESTO DEL CAPO on April 3rd Actual price: USD $100,000.
  7. Profiles in History Alex Raymond original Sunday comic strip artwork for Jungle Jim #1 on March 31st Actual price: USD $96,000.
  8. Sothebys 'CABBAGE LEAF' on April 3rd Actual price: USD $93,750.
  9. Sothebys SIX TENANT FARMERS WITHOUT FARMS, GOODLET, HARDEMAN COUNTY, TEXAS on April 3rd Actual price: USD $87,500.
  10. Sothebys THE GRAND TETONS AND THE SNAKE RIVER, GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK, WYOMING on April 3rd Actual price: USD $68,750.
  11. Sothebys 'KATE MOSS (HAND ON NECK)' on April 3rd Actual price: USD $52,500.
  12. Sothebys CATHERINE PARR on April 3rd Actual price: USD $52,500.
  13. Sothebys 'PHG. 10_1' on April 3rd Actual price: USD $52,500.
  14. Sothebys DAN AYKROYD AND JOHN BELUSHI, HOLLYWOOD on April 3rd Actual price: USD $50,000.
  15. Sothebys 'CALLA LILY' on April 3rd Actual price: USD $50,000.
  16. Sothebys 'TWO GUEDRAS' on April 3rd Actual price: USD $37,500.
  17. Sothebys PRESS++20.31 on April 3rd Actual price: USD $37,500.
  18. Sothebys MOTHER AND BABY OF FAMILY ON THE ROAD, TULELAKE, SISKIYOU COUNTY, CALIFORNIA on April 3rd Actual price: USD $37,500.
  19. Sothebys HELLO on April 3rd Actual price: USD $35,000.
  20. Sothebys SELECTED FILM STILLS FROM THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI on April 3rd Actual price: USD $35,000.
  21. Sothebys POLLYANNA on April 3rd Actual price: USD $32,500.
  22. Sothebys SAN FRANCISCO on April 3rd Actual price: USD $32,500.
  23. Sothebys CARELESS on April 3rd Actual price: USD $30,000.
  24. Kedem Auctions Ltd. Avot DeRabbi Natan on March 31st Actual price: USD $30,000.
  25. Sothebys CINDY CRAWFORD, NEW YORK on April 3rd Actual price: USD $27,500.




28 total sales reported this week:

Sothebys. Photographs - Online bidstart 3/24 on April 3rd: 61.31%
Eldreds. April Sale - online only on April 2nd: 66.67%
Chiswick Auctions. Affordable Photographica on March 30th: 59.26%
Trafford Books. Books, Paintings & Ephemera, Autographs, Coins, Postcards, Postage Stamps and Postal History. on April 1st: 77.36%
Alexander Historical Auctions. Spring Auction 2020 on April 1st: 84.64%
Heritage Auctions. US Currency Weekly Online - Bidstart 3/24 on March 31st: 99.29%
Kedem Auctions Ltd.. Judaica: Books, Manuscripts, Letters, Objects on March 31st: 79.67%
Koller Auctions. Online Old Master Prints and Drawings on March 31st: 76.00%
Koller Auctions. Online Books and Autographs on March 31st: 73.42%
Potter and Potter Auctions. Gambling Memorabilia and Playing Cards on March 28th: 90.10%
Heritage Auctions. World Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 3/24 on March 31st: 100.00%
Profiles in History. The Alex Raymond Flash Gordon Auction on March 31st: 50.00%
Morton Subastas. Book Auction Eclectic Collection of the Engineer Don Lorenzo Zambrano on March 31st: 72.80%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on March 31st: 93.42%
Heritage Auctions. Comics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online on March 30th: 98.77%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters Weekly on March 29th: 95.87%
Leland Little Auctions. March Estates Auction - Fine Art Prints on March 28th: 100.00%
Garth's Auctioneers and Appraisers. Country Americana - Books and Prints on March 28th: 100.00%
Addison and Sarova. Rare Books on March 28th: 84.98%
Brunk Auctions. Premier Auction - Prints, Books on March 28th: 87.50%
Brunk Auctions. Emporium Auction on March 27th: 87.80%
Heritage Auctions. Sports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 3/15 on March 29th: 100.00%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on March 28th: 94.50%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 3/20 on March 27th: 71.67%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 3/13 on March 25th: 91.67%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - Internet bidstart 3/13 on March 24th: 88.57%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 3/13 on March 23rd: 81.82%
Catawiki B. V.. Autographs and Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 3/13 on March 22nd: 65.79%

 

For the week ahead 27 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Apr. 6th
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 3/27. 57 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 91 lots
Tessier & Sarrou and Associates. Paris. Part of the Library of Decorative Arts - online. 110 lots

Tue. Apr. 7th
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Book Sale: History, Geography, Travel. 159 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - Internet bidstart 3/27. 30 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Valuable Books (Varia). 301 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Valuable Books. 450 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. U.S. Currency Weekly - Internet Bidstart 10/13/31. 646 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. World Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 3/31. 129 lots

Wed. Apr. 8th
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autograph and Artifact Auction - online bidstart 3/13. 720 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Photographs Monthly Online Auction. 124 lots
Potomack Company. Alexandria. Jiao Bingzhen (1689-1728) Album: with Gong Qin Wang Yixin seals. 1 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Literature and Book Illustrations, 17th-19th Centuries. 263 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Autographs. 280 lots

Thu. Apr. 9th
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Modern Literature and Art Documentation. 500 lots

Fri. Apr. 10th
Garth's Auctioneers and Appraisers. Columbus. April Eclectic. 50 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 4/3. 150 lots

Sat. Apr. 11th
Leland Little Auctions. Hillsborough, NC. April Estates Auction. 60 lots
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . Gallery Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs. 27 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper.
Morton Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Opportunity - Books, Prints. 66 lots
Morton Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Special Bid-From-Home Auction. 43 lots

Sun. Apr. 12th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters Weekly.
Stephan Welz & Co.. Constantia. Fine Art, Decorative Art, Books, etc.. 117 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 3/29. 298 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Autographs and Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 4/3. 62 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>Including the Eric C. Caren Collection Part 8<br>Online July 6 - 21, 2020</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jul. 6 to 21:</b> Albert Einstein, typed letter signed, explaining the nature of his personal atheism and belief in God. $70,000 to $100,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jul. 6 to 21:</b> George Washington. Autograph letter signed to Bryan Fairfax, looking forward to the Treaty of Paris, 5 February 1783. $60,000 to $80,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jul. 6 to 21:</b> Alfred Swaine Taylor. Early “photogenic drawing,” photograph of a fern, dated 2 December 1839. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>Including the Eric C. Caren Collection Part 8<br>Online July 6 - 21, 2020</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jul. 6 to 21:</b> "Departure of Mr. Lincoln—Parting Address" in the <i>Weekly Illinois State Journal,</i> Vol. XXX, No. 1541, Springfield, February 13, 1861. $4,000 to $6,000
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jul. 6 to 21:</b> Benjamin Harrison document signed certifying the service of Daniel Cumbo, a black Revolutionary soldier. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jul. 6 to 21:</b> Front page printing of the Articles of Confederation in the <i>New-Jersey Gazette,</i> Vol. 1, No. 22. Trenton, April 29, 1778. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>Including the Eric C. Caren Collection Part 8<br>Online July 6 - 21, 2020</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jul. 6 to 21:</b> George Washington Funeral Procession Broadside. Boston, January 6, 1800. $5,000 to $7,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jul. 6 to 21:</b> Philippe Laroque, printed score for “The Heroe of New Orleans Battle.” Philadelphia, 1815. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jul. 6 to 21:</b> Report of the Battle of Queenston Heights, the first major battle in the War of 1812, in <i>Supplement to the Quebec Gazette,</i> 24th October 1812. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>Including the Eric C. Caren Collection Part 8<br>Online July 6 - 21, 2020</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jul. 6 to 21:</b> His Majesty's Most Gracious Speech to both Houses of Parliament, On Tuesday the Eighteenth Day of November, 1760. London, 1760. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jul. 6 to 21:</b> Elegy on the Death of James Lawrence, Esq. late Commander of the U.S. Frigate Chesapeake. [Boston]: A. Bowen, 1813. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jul. 6 to 21:</b> Benjamin Lincoln's Commission as Major General, signed by John Hancock, 19 February 1777. $30,000 to $50,000.
  • <center><b> Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on July 6th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, July 6:</b><br>Latin Book of Hours, around 1480.<br>Est: € 30,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, July 6:</b><br>Northern journeys - Collection of around 120 works, 17th-19th century.
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, July 6:</b><br>J. Joyce, <i>Ulysses,</i> 1922. Est: € 8,000
    <center><b> Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on July 6th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, July 6:</b><br>Florilegium, <i>Fleurs du Printemps et de l‘Este,</i> around 1630. Est: € 35,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, July 6:</b><br>T. R. Malthus, <i>An essay on the principle of population,</i> 1798. Est: € 60,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, July 6:</b><br>E. Cerillo, <i>Dipinti murali di Pompei,</i> 1886. Est: € 2,000
    <center><b> Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on July 6th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, July 6:</b><br><i>Bulla aurea,</i> 1485. Est: € 40,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, July 6:</b><br>A. Verschaffelt, <i>Iconographie des Camellias,</i> 1848-60. Est: € 10,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, July 6:</b><br>M. Duchamp & A. Breton, <i>Le surréalisme en 1947,</i> 1947.<br>Est: € 16,000
    <center><b> Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on July 6th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, July 6:</b><br>H. Schedel, <i>Liber chronicarum,</i> 1493.<br>Est: € 25,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, July 6:</b><br>M. E. Chevreul, <i>De la loi du contraste simultané des couleurs,</i> 1839.<br>Est: € 5,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, July 6:</b><br>F. Léger & P. Éluard, <i>Liberté j‘écris ton nom,</i> 1953. Est: € 15,000