• <b>Now in press: 19th Century Shop’s Catalog 170 Great Books and Photos. Please inquire for a copy.</b>
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> <i>The First American Magna Carta. English Liberties.</i> Boston, 1721.
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> Babbage presentation to Peel, the man who killed the Difference Engine 1832
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> The Stamp Act. 1765
    <b>Now in press: 19th Century Shop’s Catalog 170 Great Books and Photos. Please inquire for a copy.</b>
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> Central Park Photographs by Prevost 1862
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> Salem Witch Trials. Wonders of the Invisible World 1693
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> Mammoth print of Millie-Christine, "The Carolina Twins" c. 1868
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4: Autographs</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Ernest Hemingway, Autograph Letter Signed "Love / Mr. Papa," to Marlene Dietrich, Cuba, 1952. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Alexis de Tocqueville, Autograph Letter Signed, on the publication of <i> Democracy in America </i>, 1837. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Thomas Hart Benton, Autograph Manuscript, draft of <i>The Mechanics of Form Organization in Painting</i>, with sketches, 1926. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4: Autographs</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Elliot Erwitt, photograph of Kennedy & Eisenhower, signed by both,<br>c. 1960. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> John Adams, Partly-printed Document Signed, as President, countersigned by Secretary of State Timothy Pickering, 1798. $4,000 to $6,000. 
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Graphite drawing of Albert Einstein, signed by him & the artist, S.N. Swamy, 1950. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4: Autographs</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Autograph Musical Quotation Signed, London, 1888. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Thomas Jefferson, Partly-printed vellum Document Signed, as President, countersigned by Secretary of State James Madison, 1809. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Agatha Christie, Autograph Manuscript notebook with early drafts for numerous novels, Baghdad, circa 1948. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4: Autographs</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Claude Monet, Autograph Letter Signed to Desmond Fitzgerald, in French, 1889. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Photograph of Fidel Castro, Signed & Inscribed, in Spanish, 1955. $3,500 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Frederick Stuart Church, archive of 17 illustrated Autograph Letters Signed to Evander Schley, 1905-11. $5,000 to $7,500.
  • <b>Seth Kaller:</b> “America the Beautiful”
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> George Washington, Tongue-in-Cheek, Writes James McHenry About His Wife or Mistress—But Funding the Continental Army is the Real Topic
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Young’s Map of the United States
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> President Lincoln & His Most Profitable Client, the Illinois Central Railroad
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Lincoln Thanks Former Pro-Slavery and Newly Republican Congressman for a Fiery Anti-Slavery Speech at a Philadelphia Campaign Rally
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> “A Visit From St. Nicholas” - great association copy inscribed by Clement C. Moore
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Einstein Agrees to Allow “a Short Book on the Hydrogen Bomb” to Use His Statement Made on Eleanor Roosevelt’s TV Show
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> The Building Blocks of Albert Einstein’s Creative Mind
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> A Unique Manuscript Map of Block Island Sound Including Fisher’s and Gardiner’s Islands, the Hamptons, and Montauk Point
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> J.R.R. Tolkien Writes his Proofreader with a Lengthy Discussion of the Lord of the Rings, Including Criticism of Radio Broadcasts of his Work
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Six Benjamin Franklin Signed Receipts – Including his Earliest Obtainable Autograph — Acknowledging a Donation to the Famous Library Company He Founded, and Five Payments for His Pennsylvania Gazette
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Sherman Dishes on Lincoln & Thomas, Meade, Sheridan, Halleck & Grant

Auction Update Review

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Into the High Season

 

For the week ending Saturday March 22nd 28 auctions were archived to the AED; 8 in euros, 5 in British pounds, and 15 in US dollars.  Turnover was $20,818,113 as 7,348 lots were offered and 5,673 sold for a 77% success rate.  It was a strong week.

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4 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 


Sothebys. Prints and Multiples on March 18th: $3,810,463
Christies. Old Master, Modern and Contemporary Prints on March 19th: $3,461,500
Christies. James Ensor Prints - The Mira Jacob Collection on March 19th: $1,302,866
Bonhams. Books, Maps, Manuscripts and Historical Photographs on March 19th: $1,111,050

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

RR Auction. Rare Manuscript, Document & Autograph - bidstart 2/21 on March 12th: 329.30%
Beaussant Lefevre. Books and Manuscripts on March 12th: 164.47%
Dorotheum . Automobilia on March 18th: 160.34%
Henri Godts Books and Prints Auctions. Prints, Books, Maps on March 18th: 154.80%
Christies. Japanese and Korean Art - Prints on March 18th: 149.60%
Christies. James Ensor Prints - The Mira Jacob Collection on March 19th: 138.77%
Bonhams. Books, Maps, Manuscripts and Historical Photographs on March 19th: 133.11%
Pierre Berge and Associes. Ancient and Modern Books on March 19th: 124.21%
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Estate of Harold K. Hill Antiques - Prints, Books on March 15th: 117.34%


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

Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Estate of Harold K. Hill Antiques - Prints, Books on March 15th: 100.00%
Bruun Rasmussen. Master Prints on March 17th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 3/9 on March 16th: 99.28%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet Bidstart 3/9 on March 16th: 93.75%
Christies. James Ensor Prints - The Mira Jacob Collection on March 19th: 91.56%
Bonhams. Books, Maps, Manuscripts and Historical Photographs on March 19th: 88.99%
Pierre Berge and Associes. Ancient and Modern Books on March 19th: 88.65%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 3/13 on March 20th: 87.90%
Bruun Rasmussen. Modern and Contemporary Prints on March 18th: 87.34%
Beaussant Lefevre. Books and Manuscripts on March 12th: 87.31%
Christies. Japanese and Korean Art - Prints on March 18th: 86.27%
Sothebys. Prints and Multiples on March 18th: 85.23%
Paige Auction. Collectors Sale - Ephemera on March 18th: 81.48%
Henri Godts Books and Prints Auctions. Prints, Books, Maps on March 18th: 80.44%
Heritage Auctions. Texana on March 15th: 80.17%

For the week ahead 36 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Mar. 24th
Peter Arnold. Prahran VIC . Rare Books, Maps, Prints and Manuscripts. 328 lots

Tue. Mar. 25th
JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung. Berlin. Autographs I. Literature. 391 lots
Bonhams. Oxford . Printed Books, Maps and Photographs. 737 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Prints. 11 lots
JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung. Berlin. Autographs II. Science. 163 lots
JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung. Berlin. Autographs III. Fine Arts. 85 lots

Wed. Mar. 26th
Sothebys. Paris. Curiosity: A Modern Look. 6 lots
Rupert Toovey and Co. West Sussex. Prints. 52 lots
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. Books. 337 lots
JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung. Berlin. Autographs IV. Music. 233 lots
JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung. Berlin. Autographs V. Theatre and Film. 12 lots
JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung. Berlin. Autographs VI. History. 318 lots

Thu. Mar. 27th
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 503 lots
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Books - Day 1. 629 lots
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Fine Books and Manuscripts. 493 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Printed & Manuscript African Americana. 598 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Americana - Trave - Maps and Views. 645 lots
Sothebys. London. Exploration & Discovery 1576-1939: The Library of Franklin Brooke-Hitching Part I, A-C. 350 lots
Morton Casa de Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Antiquarian Books and Documents. 343 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 3/20. 431 lots
Kedem Auction. Jerusalem . Books, Manuscripts and Rabbinic Letters. 425 lots

Fri. Mar. 28th
Venator and Hanstein. Köln . Books, Graphics, Autographs. 731 lots
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Books - Day 2. 178 lots
ALDE. Paris. Original Editions, Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries. 359 lots
Aspire Auctions. Cleveland. Prints - Bidstart 3/21. 13 lots
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Old Master Prints. 175 lots

Sat. Mar. 29th
Venator and Hanstein. Köln . Modern Art Graphics. 421 lots
Vermot de Pas. Paris. Comic Strips, Original Prints, Albums By-Products. 722 lots
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Print, Books and Photographs. 587 lots
OSENAT. FONTAINEBLEAU. The Spirit of the 20th Century. 89 lots
Alain and Evelyne Morel de Westgaver. 1050 Bruxelles. Books and Ephemera. 516 lots
Blacksparrow. Sun Valley. Monterpalooza Charity Auction - Memorabilia. 53 lots
Ferraton. Bruxelles. Posters, Photographs and Prints. 467 lots

Sun. Mar. 30th
Bonhams. San Francisco. Prints. 12 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 3/23.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet Bidstart 3/23.

It's a busy week and there are busier weeks ahead.

 

Bruce McKinney

AE

 

  • <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b>  Lewis Morris Rutherfurd, The Moon, From a Negative taken at the Observatory of Mr. L. M. Rutherfurd...May 19, 1874. Est: $5,000-8,000 (Lot 3)
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> Alvin Langdon Coburn. London. With 20 photogravures by Coburn and text by Hilaire Belloc, London and New York: 1909. First edition. Est: $4,000-6,000 (Lot 32)
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> Lee Friedlander, Newark, New Jersey, 1962 and Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1972.<br>Est: $7,000-9,000 (Lot 50)
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> The  papers of Brevet Major General John Gross Barnard (1815-1882), Chief Engineer of the Army of the Potomac. Est: $75,000-100,000 (Lot 160)
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> James Joyce, Dubliners, London: Grant Richards, 1914. First edition. Est: $5,000-8,000 (Lot 362)
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> George Sand, Group of five volumes inscribed to Henry Harrisse. Est: $4,000-6,000 (Lot 405)
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> Thomas More, Sir, Saint [Utopia]: De optimo reip. statu deque nova insula utopia libellus vere aureus… Basel: Froben, March 1518. First Basel edition. Est: $15,000-25,000 (Lot 308)
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> Johannes Brahms, Autograph letter in German signed "Joh. Brahms.” Est: $4,000-6,000 (Lot 285)
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> Kelmscott Press, [Guilelmus, of Tyre, Archbishop]. The History of Godefrey of Boloyne. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1893. Est: $2,000-3,000 (Lot 270)
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> Gilles Robert de Vaugondy, Gilles Didier, Atlas universel...Paris: the author and Boudet, 1757[-58]. Est: $10,000 - $15,000  (Lot 222)
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> John Keats, Lamia, Isabella, the Eve of Saint Agnes and Other Poems. London: Taylor and Hessey, 1820. First edition. Est: $5,000-7,000 (Lot 399)
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> Specimen book of Schumacher & Ettlinge, between 1870-1895. Original roan-backed boards.. Est: $2,000-3,000 (Lot 195)
  • <b>Old World Auctions, Apr. 26:</b> Lot 37. Anonymous, <i>[Untitled - Ancient World]</i>, 1553. Est. $20,000 - $23,000
    <b>Old World Auctions, Apr. 26:</b> Lot 45. Cellarius, <i>Haemisphaerium Stellatum Australe</i>, 1708. Est. $2,400 - $3,000
    <b>Old World Auctions, Apr. 26:</b> Lot 51. Kircher, <i>Systema Ideale quo Exprimitur</i>, 1665. Est. $1,600 - $1,900
    <b>Old World Auctions, Apr. 26:</b> Lot 152. David H. Vance, <i>Map of the United States of North America</i>, 1825. Est. $8,000 - $10,000
    <b>Old World Auctions, Apr. 26:</b> Lot 309. Mark Storm, <i>Official Texas Brags Map of North America</i>, 1948. Est. $350 - $425
    <b>Old World Auctions, Apr. 26:</b> Lot 426. B. Crété, <i>Carte Symbolique de l'Europe / Europe en 1914</i>, 1915. Est. $2,000 - $2,300
    <b>Old World Auctions, Apr. 26:</b> Lot 636. Hartmann Schedel, <i>Folio LXIIII - Destruccio Iherosolime</i>, 1493. Est. $1,100 - $1,400
    <b>Old World Auctions, Apr. 26:</b> Lot 649. Heinrich Bunting, <i>Asia Secunda pars Terrae in Forma Pegasi</i>, 1581. Est. $3,000 - $3,750
    <b>Old World Auctions, Apr. 26:</b> Lot 747. Theodore de Bry, <i> [Lot of 22 - Complete Set of De Bry's Virginia Natives]</i>, 1590. Est. $6,000 - $7,000
    <b>Old World Auctions, Apr. 26:</b> Lot 769. Lotter/Lobeck, <i>Atlas Geographicus Portatilis</i>, 1760. Est. $1,900 - $2,200
    <b>Old World Auctions, Apr. 26:</b> Lot 772. Henry Teesdale, <i>A New General Atlas of the World</i>, 1835. Est. $1,200 - $1,500
    <b>Old World Auctions, Apr. 26:</b> Lot 777. Marco Coltellini, <i>[3 Volumes] Il Gazzettiere Americano</i>, 1763. Est. $5,500 - $7,000
  • <b>Bonhams, March 9. Fine Books and Manuscripts, Including the Kennedy Years</b>
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> BROWNING, ELIZABETH BARRETT. Autograph Manuscript Initialed ("E.B.B."), being the working notebook for the poems contained in <i>The Seraphim and Other Poems</i>. $400,000 to 600,000
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> WILDE, OSCAR. Two leaves, pp 31-34, from the first appearance of <i>The Picture of Dorian Gray in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine for July, 1890</i>, with Wilde's autograph revisions. $40,000 to 60,000
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>Comedies, Histories and Tragedies; Published according to the true Originall Copies. Second Impression. [THE SECOND FOLIO.]</i> $200,000 to 300,000
    <b>Bonhams, March 9. Fine Books and Manuscripts, Including the Kennedy Years</b>
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> KENNEDY, JOHN FITZGERALD. Photograph Signed ("John F. Kennedy") and Inscribed, 8 x 10 inch gelatin silver print, of Senator Kennedy and Miss Barelli, at the swearing of the secretarial oath for Miss Barelli. $1,200 to 1,800
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> COOPER, JAMES FENIMORE. Autograph Manuscript, being Chapter XXVII of <i>Afloat and Ashore</i>. $15,000 to 20,000
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> IRVING, WASHINGTON. Autograph Manuscript, being Chapter 20 from Volume IV of <i>The Life of George Washington</i>. $20,000 to 30,000
    <b>Bonhams, March 9. Fine Books and Manuscripts, Including the Kennedy Years</b>
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> VERNE, JULES. Autograph Manuscript Signed ("Jules Verne"), being the complete short story "<i>Une fantaisie de docteur Ox</i>". $100,000 to 150,000
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> ALCHEMY. <i>[The Crowning of Nature, or Coronatio Naturae.]</i> Original alchemical manuscript on paper, ruled in red, with watermark of the arms of Schieland. $100,000 to 150,000
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> DE JODE, CORNELUS. 1568 - 1600. <i>Quivirae Regnu, Cum Alija Versus Borea</i>. [Antwerp: Arnoldum Coninx, 1593]. $7,000 to 10,000
    <b>Bonhams, March 9. Fine Books and Manuscripts, Including the Kennedy Years</b>
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> HOOKER, JOSEPH DALTON. <i>The Rhododendrons of Sikkim-Himalaya; Being an Account, Botanical and Geographical, of the Rhododendrons Recently Discovered in the Mountains of Eastern Himalaya</i>… $7,000 to 10,000
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> CATLIN, GEORGE. <i>North American Indian Portfolio. Hunting scenes and amusements of the Rocky Mountains and prairies of America. From drawings and notes of the author, made during eight years' travel.</i> $20,000 to 30,000
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> LINCOLN, ABRAHAM. HESLER, ALEXANDER. Platinum print, 8 3/4 x 6 3/4 in, of a beardless Lincoln, 1860.<br>$2,000 to 3,000