• <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>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.

Auction Update Review


A Day in the New World


For the week ended Saturday September 8th 17 auctions were archived to the AED; 4 in euros, 5 in British pounds and 8 in US dollars.  Turnover was $1,602,915 as 4,165 lots were offered and 3,251 sold for a 78% success rate.

<-- Mr and Mrs John Price, she the playwright and he a rare book dealer - pleased with their Pasadena Fair experience this weekend.

7 auctions saw total sales exceed 100% of the high estimates of all lots offered in the sale:

Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Books - Day 2 on January 31st: 124.87%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. British and Continental Old Master and Modern Prints on February 5th: 114.63%
Cowans Auctions. William F. "Buffalo" Bill on January 31st: 107.62%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Books - Day 1 on January 30th: 104.10%
Rupert Toovey and Co. Prints on January 29th: 102.09%
Bruun Rasmussen. Modern and Contemporary Prints on February 4th: 100.98%
Carlsen Gallery. Winter Sale - Prints on February 2nd: 100.63%

<-- Robert Baird and his son Obadiah were busy all weekend selling old and rare comics at the Pasadena Book fair.

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

Bruun Rasmussen. Old Prints on February 3rd: 100.00%
Carlsen Gallery. Winter Sale - Prints on February 2nd: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Comics -Internet bidstart 1/26 on February 2nd: 99.82%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 1/26 on February 2nd: 96.11%
Bruun Rasmussen. Modern and Contemporary Prints on February 4th: 95.12%
Cowans Auctions. William F. "Buffalo" Bill on January 31st: 94.90%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 1/30 on February 6th: 87.31%
Rupert Toovey and Co. Prints on January 29th: 80.49%
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Antiques and Collectables -Books and Prints on January 28th: 80.00%

For the week ahead 7 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Feb. 10th
Bonhams. Los Angeles. Fine Books and Manuscripts. 171 lots
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Prints. 11 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Old Master Prints. 6 lots

Tue. Feb. 11th
Doyle New York. New York. Prints. 28 lots
Skinner. Bolton. Fine Prints and Photographs. 120 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 88 lots

Wed. Feb. 12th
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Vintage and Collector's Posters. 145 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Prints. 131 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Rare Manuscript, Document & Autograph - bidstart 1/24. 1418 lots
Ader. PARIS. Judaica. 173 lots
Aguttes. Neuilly-sur-Seine . Weapons and Hunting - Books and Prints. 20 lots

Thu. Feb. 13th
Copley Fine Art Auctions. Boston. Prints. 33 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Bibliophile. 611 lots
Kapandji Morhange. Paris. Classic Sale - Prints.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 2/6. 363 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Shadows Uplifted: African-American Fine Art - Prints. 23 lots
Christies. London - King Street. Post-War and Contemporary Art: Photographs. 6 lots

Fri. Feb. 14th
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Lancaster. Rare and Used Books. 473 lots
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. 75172 Pforzheim. Rare Books. 3676 lots
Ader. PARIS. Far East - Prints. 25 lots

Sat. Feb. 15th
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints and Photographs. 71 lots
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. Prints. 39 lots
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. 75172 Pforzheim. Books and Graphics. 2457 lots
Blacksparrow. Sun Valley. Manuscripts. 75 lots

Sun. Feb. 16th
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books and Ephemera.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics -Internet bidstart 2/9.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 2/9.


The Pasadena Rare Book Fair that ended today brought together great dealers and exceptional material for collectors and institutions to consider.  Many exhibitors report they did well.


Bruce McKinney


  • <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.