• <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>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>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.

Auction Update Review

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The Sound of the Hooves of Distant Armies


For the week ending Saturday February 23rd 16 auctions were archived to the AED; 6 in euros, 2 in British pounds, 1 in Mexican pesos, and 7 in US dollars.  Nine thousand eight hundred and ninety-eight lots were offered and 5,982 sold for a 60% success rate.  Turnover was $3,130,464.

<----4 Upcoming auctions at Swann Galleries

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

Bonhams. Asian Art - Books on February 19th: 226.14%
Ader. Judaica on February 12th: 141.04%


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

Bonhams. Asian Art - Books on February 19th: 100.00%
Bruun Rasmussen. Old Master Prints on February 17th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Comics -Internet bidstart 2/9 on February 16th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 2/9 on February 16th: 95.26%
Clars Auction Gallery. Prints and Photographs on February 16th: 88.73%
Cowans Auctions. Prints on February 15th: 84.62%

For the week ahead 19 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Feb. 24th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Celebrity Art: Doodle for Hunger. 93 lots

Tue. Feb. 25th
Swann Galleries. New York. Vintage Posters. 372 lots
Rupert Toovey and Co. West Sussex. Antiquarian and Collectors Books. 274 lots
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. The World at War. 32 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 66 lots

Wed. Feb. 26th
Rupert Toovey and Co. West Sussex. Prints. 37 lots
Christies. London -South Kensington. BUONO DI STAMPA: PRINTS FROM THE ARCHIVE OF STAMPERIA 2RC. 112 lots
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. Ancient and Modern Books. 266 lots
Kedem Auction. Jerusalem . Objects - Manuscripts, Books, Prints. 45 lots

Thu. Feb. 27th
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Rare Golf Books and Memorabilia. 462 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Library of a Gentleman. 234 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. The Photobook Library of Bill Diodato & Fine Photographs. 269 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 2/20. 355 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Military History. 39 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Lomasney Vintage Movie Art Posters Benefiting Lifebeat Monthly Internet Charity Auction - bidstart 2. 47 lots

Fri. Feb. 28th
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Photo Opportunities. 372 lots
Spink Shreves Galleries. Dallas. Worldwide Postal History. 1197 lots

Sun. Mar. 2nd
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 2/26.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet Bidstart 2/26.

As February ends we are approaching the end of the quiet period that has not been so quiet after all.  For March we now expect the total number of auctions to approach 100.  The tide is rising.

 

Bruce McKinney

AE

 

  • <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.