• <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
  • <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.
  • <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.
  • <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>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.

Auction Update Review

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Rare Book Hub: 24 Auctions Archived, another 35 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Friday 17 April 2020 24 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 4 denominated in euros, 1 in British pounds, 2 in Mexican pesos, 16 in US dollars and I in South African rand.  Turnover was $2,640,810 as 5,381 lots were offered and 4,612 sold for a brisk 86% success rate.  The field of collectible books, manuscripts, maps and ephemera is getting its land legs!

 

1 auction saw total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

RR AuctionSpace Exploration - Bidstart 4/9 on April 16th: $1,271,964 
 

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

Leland Little AuctionsApril Estates Auction on April 11th: 545.24% 
Doyle New YorkFine Literature, Featuring a Collection of Rudyard Kipling on April 15th: 135.16% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on April 14th: 105.67% 


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

Heritage AuctionsSports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 3/29 on April 12th: 100.00% 
Leland Little AuctionsApril Estates Auction on April 11th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 4/7 on April 14th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsComics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online on April 13th: 99.23% 
Heritage AuctionsU.S. Currency Weekly - Internet Bidstart 4/7 on April 14th: 99.21% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters Weekly on April 12th: 95.39% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on April 11th: 94.00% 
Lyon and TurnbullContemporary and Post-War Art - Prints - Online only on April 16th: 92.22% 
Doyle New YorkFine Literature, Featuring a Collection of Rudyard Kipling on April 15th: 91.51% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 3/27 on April 6th: 89.47% 
SkinnerAmericana - online bidstart 4/4 on April 15th: 89.29% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on April 14th: 88.33% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - Internet bidstart 3/27 on April 7th: 86.67% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 4/3 on April 10th: 83.33% 
 
Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. RR Auction Apollo 16 Flown Lunar Module Grumman Identification Plate on April 16th Actual price: USD $32,464.
  2. Doyle New York The Jungle Book. on April 15th Actual price: USD $17,500.
  3. Heritage Auctions 2000 Playoff Contenders Football Unopened Hobby Box - Tom Brady Rookie Year! on April 12th Actual price: USD $16,200.
  4. Lyon and Turnbull COWBOY (FROM THE 'COWBOYS AND GIRLFRIENDS' PORTFOLIO), 1992 on April 16th Actual price: USD $15,670.
  5. RR Auction Dave Scott's Apollo 15 Flown COAS Electrical Plug on April 16th Actual price: USD $13,616.
  6. RR Auction Project Gemini on April 16th Actual price: USD $12,183.
  7. Doyle New York Just So Stories. on April 15th Actual price: USD $11,250.
  8. RR Auction Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins on April 16th Actual price: USD $11,250.
  9. RR Auction Dave Scott's Apollo 15 Flown Lunar Contingency Chart on April 16th Actual price: USD $9,376.
  10. RR Auction Dave Scott's Apollo 15 Lunar Surface-Flown Sieger Crew-Owned Cover on April 16th Actual price: USD $9,375.
  11. Heritage Auctions 1967 Topps Baseball Second Series Rack Pack - Potential Mickey Mantle! on April 12th Actual price: USD $9,300.
  12. RR Auction James Lovell's Apollo 13 Flown Orbital Science Chart on April 16th Actual price: USD $8,981.
  13. Lyon and Turnbull MISTY AND JIMMY PAULETTE IN A TAXI, NYC - 1991 on April 16th Actual price: USD $8,618.
  14. Holabird Kagin Americana Kid Curry wanted Poster (117157) on April 16th Actual price: USD $8,438.
  15. Heritage Auctions 1986 Fleer Michael Jordan #57 PSA Mint 9. on April 12th Actual price: USD $8,400.
  16. Heritage Auctions 1967 Topps Baseball Second Series Rack Pack - Potential Mickey Mantle! on April 12th Actual price: USD $8,400.
  17. RR Auction Gene Kranz's Apollo 13 Certificate of Commendation on April 16th Actual price: USD $8,125.
  18. Doyle New York Sixteen Illustrations of Subjects from Kipling's "Jungle Book." on April 15th Actual price: USD $7,500.
  19. Lyon and Turnbull MINOTAURE, UNE COUPE?À LA MAIN, ET JEUNE FEMME - 1933 on April 16th Actual price: USD $6,895.
  20. Lyon and Turnbull THE CONTRAPTION on April 16th Actual price: USD $6,895.
  21. Doyle New York The Writings of Henry David Thoreau. on April 15th Actual price: USD $6,875.
  22. RR Auction Neil Armstrong EVA Spacesuit Boots X-Ray on April 16th Actual price: USD $6,543.
  23. RR Auction Apollo Astronaut Signed Lunar Chart on April 16th Actual price: USD $6,250.
  24. RR Auction Wernher von Braun Handwritten Manuscript on April 16th Actual price: USD $6,196.
  25. Doyle New York Kim. on April 15th Actual price: USD $5,937.



24 total sales reported this week:

Holabird Kagin Americana. Spring Auction - Books and Prints - Day 2 on April 17th: 75.04%
RR Auction. Space Exploration - Bidstart 4/9 on April 16th: 67.39%
Lyon and Turnbull. Contemporary and Post-War Art - Prints - Online only on April 16th: 92.22%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on April 11th: 94.00%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Spring Auction - Books and Prints - Day 1 on April 16th: 70.45%
Skinner. Americana - online bidstart 4/4 on April 15th: 89.29%
Nye & Company Auctioneers. Online Only - Estate Treasures - Fine Art Prints, Books on April 15th: 59.09%
Doyle New York. Fine Literature, Featuring a Collection of Rudyard Kipling on April 15th: 91.51%
Eldreds. Treasure Chest: Online-Only Timed Auction - bidstart 3/20 on April 13th: 65.38%
Eldreds. Spring Asian Art Auction - Prints, Books on April 15th: 67.24%
Heritage Auctions. World Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 4/7 on April 14th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. U.S. Currency Weekly - Internet Bidstart 4/7 on April 14th: 99.21%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on April 14th: 88.33%
Heritage Auctions. Comics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online on April 13th: 99.23%
Heritage Auctions. Sports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 3/29 on April 12th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters Weekly on April 12th: 95.39%
Morton Subastas. Special Bid-From-Home Auction on April 11th: 20.93%
Morton Subastas. Opportunity - Books, Prints on April 11th: 51.52%
Stephan Welz & Co.. Fine Art, Decorative Art, Books, etc. on April 12th: 63.25%
Michaans Auctions. Gallery Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs on April 11th: 62.96%
Leland Little Auctions. April Estates Auction on April 11th: 100.00%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 4/3 on April 10th: 83.33%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - Internet bidstart 3/27 on April 7th: 86.67%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 3/27 on April 6th: 89.47%

 


For the week ahead 35 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Apr. 20th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 70 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 4/10. 73 lots
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. American Historical Ephemera and Photography, Including Books: Timed Auction - bidstart 4/10. 297 lots

Tue. Apr. 21st
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. U.S. Currency Weekly - Internet Bidstart 4/14. 834 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. World Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 4/14. 134 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - Internet bidstart 4/10. 40 lots
Dorotheum . Vienna. Printmaking and Multiples. 99 lots

Wed. Apr. 22nd
Doyle New York. New York. Rare Books, Autographs & Maps. 143 lots
Purcell Auctioneers. Birr. Irish Interest Book & Ephemera Auction. 595 lots
Ader. PARIS. Post-War prints (March 17) - Postponed. 335 lots
Chiswick Auctions. London. Modern and Post-War British Art - Prints. 50 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 4/10. 113 lots
Morton Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Opportunity - Books, Prints.

Thu. Apr. 23rd
Doyle New York. New York. Autograph Seeker: Estate of Gary Combs. 172 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Historical Manuscripts. 663 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper. 290 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Central States World Paper Money. 979 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Central States Currency Auction. 2633 lots
Leland Little Auctions. Hillsborough, NC. Modern Art (Prints), Pub Signs.
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Americana from the George E. Steinmetz Collection (with additions) - Timed Auction - No Reserve - bi.

Fri. Apr. 24th
ALDE. Paris. Noel Herme Mountain Library - Part 1. 386 lots
Tajan. Paris. Books and Manuscripts. 207 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. The Drs. Joanne and Edward Dauer Sale of World Banknotes. 197 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Illustration Art. 414 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Cartography - Online Bidstart 4/17. 65 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 4/17. 150 lots

Sat. Apr. 25th
Potomack Company. Alexandria. Fine Art and Antiques. 28 lots
ALDE. Paris. Noel Herme Mountain Library - Part 2. 330 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper.
North American Auction Company. Bozeman. American Indian and Western Sale - Fine Art Prints, Advertising, Signs. 93 lots
Arader Galleries. New York City. New York Views, Maps, Scenes, and Naval Prints from the Downtown Association. 236 lots

Sun. Apr. 26th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters Weekly.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 4/26. 179 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Autographs and Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 4/17. 31 lots

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