• <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Leaves from<br>George Washington's Own Draft <br>of His first Inaugural Address. An Extraordinary Rarity!
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Declaration of Independence: Benjamin Tyler 1818 - First Print with Facsimile Signatures.
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Thomas Jefferson Signed Act of Contress Authorizing Alexander Hamilton to Complete Famous Portland Maine Lighthouse.
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Emanuel Leutze. Silk Flag Banner designed by Leutze, created by Tiffany & Co., and presented to Gen. John A. Dix, 1864.
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> The "greatest of early American maps … a masterpiece" (Corcoran). Thomas Holme.
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Lincoln Summons His Cabinet for a Historic Meeting to Discuss Compensated Emancipation.
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Albert Einstein. Autograph Letter Signed. Einstein Counsels His Son ... Meaning of Life.
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Normal Rockwell. Painting/Drawing Signed. Rockwell's "Barbeshop Quartet", 1936.
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Frederick Douglass. Autograph Letter Signed to unknown correspondent. Washington, D.C.
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Harry Truman. Autograph Manuscript Notebook for Kansas City Law School Night Class.
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Robert E. Lee. Autograph Letter Signed, June 11, 1782. Hours after the Battle of Culpeper Court House, Lee Escapes Again.
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> George Washington. Letter Signed, as Commander-in-Chief, Continental Army, to Elias Dayton, Headquarters, [Newburgh, N.Y.], June 11, 1782.
  • <b>19th Century Shop.</b> (DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION, Chicago, 1968). <i>Collection of papers of John M. Bailey, Chairman of the Democratic National Committee, concerning the convention</i>. Various places, 1968.
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> (ARMSTRONG, NEIL.) VERNE, JULES. <i>A Trip to the Moon.</i> New York: F. M. Lupton, September 9, 1893. Signed by Neil Armstrong, first man to walk on the moon.
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> KEY, FRANCIS SCOTT. <i>A Celebrated Patriotic Song, the Star Spangled Banner.</i> 1814.
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> [COLUMBUS, CHRISTOPHER, Amerigo Vespucci ..] Bernardus Albingaunensis .. Dialogo nuperrime edito Genue in 1512.
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> (WATKINS, TABER &c.). <i>An album of 32 photographs of the Yosemite and American West Various places</i>, c. 1890s
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> (BATTLE OF CONCORD.) <i>Powder horn used by Minuteman Oliver Buttrick at the Battle of Concord</i>, April 19, 1775.
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> (CIVIL WAR.) <i>An Extraordinary Confederate Photograph and Autograph Album of Dr. R. L. C. White</i>, 125 original mounted salt prints. 1859-61.

Auction Update Review


A new auction starts every 4 hours and 54 minutes this week

For the week ending Saturday October 19th 23 auctions were archived to the AED:  15 denominated in US dollars, 2 in British pounds and 6 in euros.  Turnover was $10,682,345.  Six thousand seven hundred and eighty lots were offered and 5,659 sold for an 83% success rate.

Five sales saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars:

Artcurial.  Books and Manuscripts on October 16th:  $2,018,459
Heritage Auctions.  Manuscripts on October 17th:  $1,652,732
Ader.  Letters and Original Manuscripts on June 27th:  $1,448,773
Bonhams.  Fine Books and Manuscripts on October 19th:  $1,106,359
Swann Galleries.  Fine Photographs and Photo-books on October 17th

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

Ader.  Letters and Original Manuscripts on June 27th:  142%
ERA Encheres.  Ancient Books and Manuscripts on September 14th:  120%
Artcurial.  Books and Manuscripts on October 16th: 

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

Doyle New York.  Prints on October 16th:  100%
Heritage Auctions.  Comics – internet bidding ended October 13th:  100%
Waverly Auctions.  Rare Books on September 19th:  97%

Heritage Auctions. Manuscripts on October 17th: 94%

Heritage Auctions. Rare Books on October 17th: 93%
Heritage Auctions.  Posters – internet bidding ended October 13th:  93%
ERA Encheres.  Ancient Books and Manuscript on September 14th:  90%
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers.  Prints on October 14th:  82%

Heritage Auctions. Rare Books – internet bidding ended October 17th: 82%
Ader.  Letters and Original Manuscripts on June 27th:  81%
Bruun Rasmussen.  Old Master Prints on October 14th:  80%

For the week ahead, 34 sales covering 8,261 lots are scheduled:

Mon. Oct. 21st
Bruun Rasmussen – Copenhagen.  13 lots

Tues. Oct. 22nd
Bonhams – San Francisco.  Prints [21014].  321 lots
Cowans Auctions – Cincinnati.  Militaria [102313].  4 lots
Sothebys – Paris.  Bibliotheque des ducs de Luynes, Chateau de Dampierre – Seconde Partie [PF1333].  314 lots
Bruun Rasmussen – Copenhagen.  Modern and Contemporary Prints [1343b].  57 lots
Christies – New York.  Prints [2775].  5 lots

Wed. Oct. 23rd
Morton Casa de Subastas.  Books from a Collection, Historical Documents, Prints and Photographs [686].  287 lots

Thurs. Oct. 24th
Aspire Auctions.  Books, Maps, Manuscripts, Prints [328].  121 lots
RR Auction - Amherst.  Autographs [417].  230 lots
Swann Galleries – New York [2327].  Art, Press, and Illustrated Books [2327].  323 lots
Pierre Berge and Associes – Paris.  Autographs and Manuscripts [16855].  230 lots
Alde – Paris.  Michel Wittock Collection.  Part Five.  Bonaparte, First Consul to Napoleon III, Emperor [22889].  125 lots
Dorotheum – Vienna.  Prints [102413].  71 lots
PBA Galleries – San Francisco.  Fine Americana – Travel – Maps and Views [518].  549 lots
Heritage Auctions – Dallas [HA.com].  Rare Books – internet bidding ending today.  382 lots
Artcurial – Paris.  Francois Shuitten – 30 Original Works [2429].  30 lots
Hauff and Auvermann – Berlin – Wilmersdorf.  Part I:  Rare Books, Autographs and Engravings [71a].  1,103 lots

Fri. Oct. 25th
Aspire Auctions.  Books, Maps, Manuscripts, Prints [328].  121 lots
Alde – Paris.  Berkman Library and Kahnweiler from an English Collection.  Books by Painters, Sculptors … [22891].  178 lots
Dirk Soulis Auctions – Lee’s Summit.  Prints; Benton Lithographs [102513].  65 lots
Gonnelli Casa D’Aste – Firenze.  Manuscripts, Autographs & Books – Day 1 [13a].  399 lots
Hauff and Auvermann – Berlin – Wilmersdorf.  Part II:  Rare Books, Autographs and Engravings [71b].  488 lots
Hauff and Auvermann – Berlin – Wilmersdorf.  Part III:  Modern and Contemporary Art [71c].  361 lots

Sat. Oct. 26th
Heritage Auctions – New York [HA.com].  Illustration Art [5146].
Blacksparrow – Sun Valley.  Dr. Shocker’s Auction of Horror [102613].  126 lots
Christies – Paris.  Dagny and Runnqvist, Bonnier Gallery, A Century of Passion and Artistic Commitment [3536].  189 lots
Northeast Auctions – Portsmouth.  Fall Weekend Sale – Prints [102613].  29 lots
Gonelli Casa D’Aste – Firenze.  Manuscripts, Autographs & Books Day 2 [13b].  420 lots
Knotty Pine Auction Service – West Swanzey.  Fall Americana & Estate Books [102613].  341 lots
Hauff and Auvermann – Berlin – Wilmersdorf.  Part IV:  Modern Literature, Posters, Photography [71d].  693 lots
Hauff and Auvermann – Berlin – Wilmersdorf.  Part V:  Erotica [71e].  367 lots

Sun. Oct. 27th 
Northeast Auctions – Portsmouth.  Fall Weekend Sale – Prints [102613].  29 lots
Heritage Auctions – Dallas [HA.com].  Comics – internet bidding ending today [121343].
Heritage Auctions – Dallas.  Posters – internet bidding ending today.

This week there is a new sale, on average, every 4 hours and 54 minutes.  It’s busy.

Bruce McKinney

  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Announcing the Fall 2016 Auction Season
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 1:</b> Autographs
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 18:</b> Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 10:</b> 19th & 20th Century Literature
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 8:</b> Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Colored Plate Books
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 17:</b> Printed & Manuscript Americana
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 1:</b> Art, Press & Illustrated Books
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 29:</b> Illustration Art
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 3:</b> Old Master Through Modern Prints
  • <b>Bonhams: Fine Books and Manuscripts. Sept. 21, 2016</b>
    <b>Bonhams Sept. 21:</b> WARREN, JOSEPH. Letter Signed ("Jos Warren") as Chairman of the Committee of Safety. Cambridge, MA, June 4, 1775.
    <b>Bonhams Sept. 21:</b> WHITMAN, WALT. Leaves of Grass. Brooklyn, NY: [for the Author], 1855.
    <b>Bonhams Sept. 21:</b> JEFFERSON, THOMAS. Printed Broadside Signed ("Th: Jefferson") as Secretary of State. Philadelphia, February 12, 1793.
    <b>Bonhams Sept. 21:</b> CELLINI, BENVENUTO. 1500-1571. Autograph Letter Signed ("Beto. Cellini"). [Florence, c.1566].
    <b>Bonhams: Fine Books and Manuscripts. Sept. 21, 2016</b>
    <b>Bonhams Sept. 21:</b> NAPOLEON BONAPARTE. Autograph Manuscript. [c.1795].
    <b>Bonhams Sept. 21:</b> DICKENS, CHARLES. Great Expectations. London: Chapman and Hall, 1861.
    <b>Bonhams Sept. 21:</b> REED, JOHN. To the Honourable House of Representatives of the Freemen of Pennsylvania this Map of the City and Liberties of Phiadelphia With the Catalog of Purchasers is Humbly Dedicated.... [Philadelphia]: engraved by James Smit
    <b>Bonhams Sept. 21:</b> ELIOT, THOMAS STEARNS. The Waste Land. New York: Boni and Liveright, 1922.
    <b>Bonhams: Exploration and Travel. Sept. 20, 2016</b>
    <b>Bonhams Sept. 20:</b> PTOLEMAEUS, CLAUDIUS. 2nd Century. Untitled Ptolemaic Map of the World. [Insculptum est per Johane Schnitzer de Armszheim.] [Ulm: Leinhart Holle, July 16, 1482.]
    <b>Bonhams Sept. 20:</b> HONDIUS, JODOCUS THE YOUNGER. 1597-1651; JOHANNES JANSSONIUS, PUBLISHER. 1588-1664; ADRIAAN METIUS, ASTRONOMER; & ABRAHAM GOOS, ENGRAVER. A Pair of Library Globes. Amsterdam: 1623, 1648.
    <b>Bonhams Sept. 20:</b> HAKLUYT, RICHARD. 1553-1616. The Principall Navigations, Voiages, and Discoveries of the English Nations, made by Sea or ouer Land, to the most remote and farthest distant Quarters of the earth at any time within...
    <b>Bonhams Sept. 20:</b> WARRE, HENRY JAMES, SIR. 1819-1898. Sketches in North America and the Oregon Territory. [London]: Dickinson & Co., [1848].
    <b>Bonhams Sept. 20:</b> SPEKE, JOHN HANNING. 1827-1864. Manuscript map, ["Sketch Map of Eastern Africa, Shewing the Various Routes travelled by the Expedition"], 230 x 255 mm, n.p., c.1858.