• <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 21:</b> Thomas Paine, Autograph Letter Signed to Ira Allen, on a rendezvous at the Boston–a Paris café for political exiles, 1790s. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 21:</b> Paul Revere, Autograph Document Signed, certifying the discharge of a captain from his regiment, 1779. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 21:</b> Pay order to express rider Jonathan Park to warn Congress of arriving British warships, 1776. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 21:</b> Thomas Jefferson, Autograph Letter Signed to Thomas Sim Lee, stating that the government is not authorized to intervene in the Citizen Genêt affair, 1793. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 21:</b> George Washington, Letter Signed to Nathanael Greene, suggesting a way to obtain money for the Continental Army, 1780. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 21:</b> Andrew Jackson, Autograph Letter Signed to Senator John H. Eaton, on the Seminole Wars & Spain’s duplicity, 1819. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 21:</b> Harry S. Truman, Photograph Signed and Inscribed, showing a false newspaper headline about the 1948 presidential election. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 21:</b> Benjamin Franklin, vellum Document Signed, as President of the Supreme Executive Council of PA, 1786. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 21:</b> Henry Dearborn, two Autograph Manuscript items including a drawing of Bunker’s Hill, unsigned, 1818. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 21:</b> Andrew Jackson, <i>A New Map of the United States,</i> lithograph, circa 1828. $3,000 to $4,000.
  • <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>Bonhams: Fine Books and Manuscripts. June 12, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> Ortelius. Theatrum orbis terrarum. Antwerp, 1570. FIRST EDITION. $50,000 to $80,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> Shakespeare, William. The Tragedie of Julius Caesar. London, 1623. 1st appearance in print, Complete from the First Folio. $50,000 to $70,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> Ernst, Max. Mr. Knife and Miss Fork. Paris, 1932. DELUXE EDITION. $12,000 to $18,000
    <b>Bonhams: Fine Books and Manuscripts. June 12, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> Cage, John. Autograph musical leaf from his Concert for Piano and Orchestra, NY, 1958. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> Einstein, Albert. Signed Passport Photo for his US citizenship application. Bermuda, 1935. $8,000 to $12,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> Verard, Antoine. Illuminated printed Book of Hours. Paris, 1507. $8,000 to $12,000
    <b>Bonhams: Fine Books and Manuscripts. June 12, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> Wetterkurzschlussel. German Weather Report Codebook - for Enigma use. Berlin, 1942. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> Morelos y Pavon, Jose Maria. Autograph letter signed to El Virrey Venegas, February 5, 1812. $7,000 to $10,000
    <b>Bonhams: Fine Books and Manuscripts. June 12, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> Milne, A.A. Complete set of Winnie-the-Pooh books. 4 volumes. All first issue points. London, 1924-1928. $6,000 to $9,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> A 48-star American Flag, battle worn flown at Guadalcanal and Peleliu, 1942-1944. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> Locke, John. Autograph Letter Signed mourning the death of his friend, William Molyneaux, 2 pp, October 27, 1698. $7,000 to $10,000
  • <center><b>TIMED ONLINE AUCTION<br>June 11 - 25, 2018</b></center>
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> ACCADEMIA ERCOLANENSE DI ARCHEOLOGIA. <i>Ornati delle Pareti</i>, Naples 1796. £2,000 to £3,000
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> AMERICAS. <i>Il Gazzettiere Americano…</i>, Livorno, 1763. £2,000 to £3,000
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> BARROW, John. <i>Travels in China…</i>, London, 1804. £600 to £800
    <center><b>TIMED ONLINE AUCTION<br>June 11 - 25, 2018</b></center>
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> BENOIST, Felix. <i>Album de L'Ile de Jersey</i>…, Paris & Nantes, 1870. £1,500 to £2,000
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> GAIL, Wilhelm. <i>Erinnerungen aus Spanien,</i> Munchen, [ca. 1837]. £1,800 to £2,200
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> HANCARVILLE, Pierre d'. <i>Recherches sur l'origine…,</i> London, Appleyard, 1785. £1,5000 to £2,000
    <center><b>TIMED ONLINE AUCTION<br>June 11 - 25, 2018</b></center>
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> HULLEY, T. <i>Six Views of Cheltenham.</i> London, R. Ackerman, 1813. £800 to £1,200
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> JEFFERSON, Thomas. <i>Notes on the state of Virginia</i>…, London, 1787. £12,000 to £18,000
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> LEWIS, John F. <i>Lewis's illustrations of Constantinople…,</i> London, McLean, 1837. £3,000 to £4,000
    <center><b>TIMED ONLINE AUCTION<br>June 11 - 25, 2018</b></center>
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> MARQUARD, Johann. <i>Tractatus politico-juridicus,</i> Frankfurt, 1662. £1,800 to £2,200
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> MAUND, Benjamin. <i>The botanic garden,</i> London, 1825-42. £1,500 to £2,000
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> Willughby, Francis; John Ray (ed.). <i>Ornithologiæ libri tres</i>. London, John Martyn, 1676. £1,500 to £2,000

Auction Update Review

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Another Week, Another ...

For the week ending Saturday June 15th 33 auctions were archived to the AED; 6 in US dollars, 2 in British pounds, and 25 in euros.  Turnover was $21,904,079 as 13,637 lots were offered and 9,165 sold for a 67% success rate.  The average lot realization was $2,390.

 

Six sales saw at least a million dollars change hands:

 

Christies.  Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts on May 12th:  $5,9019,329

Sothebys.  Fine Books and Manuscripts, including Americana on May 11th:  $3,691,946

Artcurial Briest-Le Fur-Poulain-F. Tajan.  Comic Strips with L’univers du Createur de Tintin – 3rd Part on June 8th:  $1,944,472

Ketterer Kunst / F. Doerling.  Books on May 27th:  $1,820,054

Galerie Bassenge.  Prints on May 30th:  $1,602,566

Artcurial Briest-Le Fur-Poulain-F. Tajan.  Prints and Illustrated Books on June 5th:  $1,148,087

 

Seven sales saw total proceeds exceed 100% of the high estimates of all lots offered:

 

Artcurial Briest-Le Fur-Poulain-F. Tajan.  Comics, Illustrations – Benefitting “Douleurs sans Frontiers” on June 6th:  258%

Piasa.  Books, Prints on June 11th:  137%

Osenat.  French Empire at Fontainbleau on June 6th:  132%

Alde.  First Editions of the XIX and XX – Collection of Tschann on May 3rd:  124%

Galerie Bassenge.  Prints on June 1st:  121%

Artcurial Briest-Le Fur-Poulain-F. Tajan.  Prints and Illustrated Books on June 5th:  110% 

Bubb Kuyper.  Bibliograph, Typography, Cartography, Art Reference on May 28th:  104%

 

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

 

John McInnis.  Prints on June 1st:  95%

Heritage Auctions [HA.com].  Rare Books internet bidding ended June 13th:  92%

Galerie Bassenge.  Prints on June 1st:  89%

Artcurial Briest-Le Fur-Poulain-F. Tajan.  Comics, Illustrations – Benefitting “Douleurs sans Frontiers” on June 6th:  88%

Heritage Auctions [HA.com].  Militaria and Civil War on June 8th:  87%

Artcurial Briest-Le Fur-Poulain-F. Tajan.  Prints and Illustrated Books on June 5th:  80%

 

For the week ahead 38 sales are scheduled:

 

Mon. June 17th       Dorotheum.  Globes [61713].  37 lots
Audap Mirabaud &.  Autographs and Manuscripts, Ancient and Modern Books [21932].  252 lots
Cornette de Saint Cyr.  Prints [21590].  393 lots

Tues. June 18th                Bruun Rasmussen.  Modern Prints [1325].  49 lots
Christies.  Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts [8952].  236 lots

                                               Henri Godts Books & Prints Auctions.  Books [61813].  450 lots

                                               Pierre Berge & Associes.  Ancient and Modern Books [21791].  123 lots
Pierre Berge & Associes.  Jean-Paul Morin Collection – 4th Part:  Photographs [22121].  202 Lots

Wed. June 19th                 Minerva Auctions Roma.  Enchantment of Art:  Prints [ROMA-93].  40 lots

                                               Bloomsbury Auctions.  Bibliophile [36060].  538 lots

                                              Bonhams.  Books [20752].  227 lots

                                             Dominic Winter Book Auctions.  Printed Books, Maps and Documents [61913].  534 lots

                                              RR Auction.  Autographs [410].  1751 lots

                                             Skinner, Inc.  Prints, Books, Ephemera [2660M].  43 lots

                                             Sothebys.  Collection Raoul Simonsen [PF1331].  343 lots

Thurs. June 20th              Christies.  The Collection of Arthur & Charlotte Vershbow Part Three:  The Baroque and
  Rococo Periods [2800].  410 lots

                                             Dominic Winter Book Auctions.  Children’s Illustrated Books, etc [62013].  364 lots

                                             Dorotheum.  Books and Decorative Prints [62013].  313 lots

                                             Heritage Auctions [HA.com].  Rare Books internet bidding ending today [201325].  245 lots

                                    Kestenbaum and Company.  Judaica – Manuscripts, Prints, Photographs [59].  60 lots

                                             Minerva Auctions Roma.  Books, Autographs and Prints [94].  651 lots

                                    Rossini.  Letters, Postcards, Documents [22183].  144 lots

                                                Skinner, Inc.  Prints, Books, Ephemera [2660M].  43 lots

                                                Swann Galleries, Inc.  19th and 20th Century Literature [2319].  303 lots

                                                Waverly Auctions, Inc.  Quinn’s Book Sale [62013].  361 lots

Fri. June 21st                       Christies.  Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts including Americana [2717].  187 lots

                                              Cowan’s Auctions, Inc.  American History [354].  425 lots

                                    Ferraton.  Ancient and Modern Books, Photographs [22185].  486 lots

                                            James D. Julia Auctioneers.  Advertising [343].  51 lots

                                              Kiefer – Buch- und Kunstauktionen.  Rare Books [85].  4544 lots

Sat. June 22nd             Farraton.  Etchings, Books [22187].  593 lots
Galerie Koller Auctions.  Modern Prints [A165].  132 lots

                                                Heritage Auctions [HA.com].  Americana, Political [6096].  244 lots

                                                Heritage Auctions [HA.com].  Legends of the Wild West [6101].  410 lots

                                                Kiefer – Buch- und Kunstauktionen.  Rare Books [85] cont. 4544 lots
                                     Skinner, Inc.  20th Century Design:  Prints [2661B].  34 lots

Sun. June 23rd            Bonhams.  Books, Prints, Photos [20980].  123 lots

                                                Pierre Berge & Associes.  Old Books/Modern [15229].

 

It’s another busy week.

 

Bruce McKinney

AE

  • <b>Cowan’s Auctions: American History - Premier Auction. June 22, 2018</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> General George Custer's Officer, James McLean Steele, 1868-1869 Diary. $30,000 - $50,000
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> Exceptionally Rare Anti-Slavery Broadside, “A Crusade Against Slavery”. $4,000 - $6,000
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> Revolutionary War General Richard Montgomery, Exceptionally Rare War-Date ANS. $4,000 - $6,000
    <b>Cowan’s Auctions: American History - Premier Auction. June 22, 2018</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> Albumen Photograph of the "Scouts of the Plains," from Cody's Personal Collection. $8,000 - $10,000
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> Jefferson Davis, CDV, Signed and Dated to his Imprisonment in Fortress Monroe. $4,000 - $6,000
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> Robert E. Lee, CDV Signed Twice. $2,000 - $4,000
    <b>Cowan’s Auctions: American History - Premier Auction. June 22, 2018</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> “Si Clack: Co. Q, 100th Indiana Vols.,” Written & Illustrated by Civil War Veteran, P.M. Radford. $2,500 - $3,500
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> General Meade Inspecting the 5th Corps, Civil War-Era Sketch by Alfred R. Waud. $2,000 - $3,000
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> Rare Huey Newton Black Panther Party Poster. $3,000 - $5,000
    <b>Cowan’s Auctions: American History - Premier Auction. June 22, 2018</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> Lloyd's New Political Chart, 1861. $800 - $1,200
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> William J. Ferguson, “Our American Cousin” Cast Member, Lincoln Assassination Archive. $8,000 - $10,000
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> Albert Einstein, Signed Photograph in his Favorite Leather Jacket. $2,000 - $4,000
  • <b>Sotheby’s Online, June 18 - 28:</b> Lewis, Meriwether, and William Clark. <i>History of the Expedition Under the Command of Captains Lewis and Clark, To the Sources of the Missouri…</i> 1814, first edition. $100,000 to $150,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, June 18 - 28:</b> Poe, Edgar Allan. <i>Tales.</i> New York: Wiley And Putnam, 1845. First edition, first printing, first issue. $70,000 to $100,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, June 18 - 28:</b> Dürer, Albrecht, and Johann Stabius. [Map of the World as a Sphere.] [Vienna,] 1781 (From Woodblocks Cut In 1515). $120,000 to $180,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, June 18 - 28:</b> Ferdinand, Franz — Lala Deen Dayal [Photographer]. VISIT OF H.I. & H.R. THE ARCHDUKE FRANZ FERDINAND OF AUSTRIA ESTE TO HYDERABAD (DECCAN), JANUARY 1893. $4,000 to $6,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, June 18 - 28:</b> Lincoln, Abraham. Manuscript Letter Signed ("Yours Truly A. Lincoln") as Sixteenth President to Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles Regarding William Johnson. $200,000 to $300,000