• <b>Bonhams: September 25, New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>The Tragedie of Julius Caesar.</i> London, 1623. 1st appearance in print, Complete from the First Folio. Sold for $175,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Ernst, Max. <i>Mr. Knife and Miss Fork</i>. Paris, 1932. DELUXE EDITION. Sold for $15,625
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Cage, John. Autograph musical leaf from his Concert for Piano and Orchestra, NY, 1958. Sold for $18,750
    <b>Bonhams: September 25, New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Einstein, Albert. Signed Passport Photo for his US citizenship application. Bermuda, 1935. Sold for $17,500
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Verard, Antoine. Illuminated printed Book of Hours. Paris, 1507. Sold for $7,500
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Wetterkurzschlussel. German Weather Report Codebook - for Enigma use. Berlin, 1942. Sold for $225,000
    <b>Bonhams: September 25, New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Morelos y Pavon, Jose Maria. Autograph letter signed to El Virrey Venegas, February 5, 1812. Sold for $6,250
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Milne, A.A. Complete set of <i>Winnie-the-Pooh</i> books. 4 volumes. All first issue points. London, 1924-1928. Sold for $5,250
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> A 48-star American Flag, battle worn flown at Guadalcanal and Peleliu, 1942-1944. Sold for $35,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Locke, John. Autograph Letter Signed mourning the death of his friend, William Molyneaux, 2 pp, October 27, 1698. Sold for $20,000
  • <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
  • <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
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Luis de Lucena, <i>Arte de Ajedres,</i> first edition of the earliest extant manual on modern chess, Salamanca, circa 1496-97. Sold for $68,750.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Carte-de-visite album with 83 images of prominent African Americans & abolitionists, circa 1860s. Sold for $47,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Gustav Klimt, <i>Das Werk,</i> Vienna & Leipzig, 1918. Sold for $106,250.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Man Ray, <i>[London Transport] – Keeps London Going,</i> 1938. Sold for $149,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Thomas Jefferson, Letter Signed, to Major-General Nathanael Greene, promising reinforcements against Cornwallis, 1781. Sold for $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Nicolas de Fer, <i>L’Amerique Divisee Selon Letendue de ses Principales Parties,</i> Paris, 1713. Sold for $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Russell H. Tandy, <i>The Secret in the Old Attic,</i> watercolor, pencil & ink, 1944. Sold for $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Ernest Hemingway, <i>Three Stories & Ten Poems,</i> first edition of the author's first book, Paris, 1923. Sold for $23,750.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Walker Evans, <i>River Rouge Plant,</i> silver print, 1947. Sold for $57,500.

Auction Update Review

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The Season Begins


For the week ending Saturday August 30 18 sales were archived to the AED; 2 in euros, 3 in British pounds, 2 Mexican pesos and 11 in US dollars.  Turnover was $2,181,611 as 4,537 lots were offered and 3,688 sold for a 81.3% success rate.

<--- Alexander Historical Auctions:  Summer 2014, Auction 52 on Sept. 9th and 10th.  Lot 494 Luftwaffe Helmut Captured and Painted by a Heroic Black Soldier.  Est.  $1,500-2,000 [the image is a link]

Two sales saw their total proceeds exceed 100% of the high estimate of all lots offered:

Bloomsbury Auctions. Scientific Instruments: Globes, Books, Prints on August 28th: 146.87%
Skinner. Discovery - Online Auction - Prints Bidstart 8/21 on August 29th: 104.69%

<--- PBA Galleries.  Sale 541 on Saturday September 11th:  Fine Literature - with Charles Bukowski from the Estate of Photographjer Michael Montfort.  Lot 55 [of 407].  Bukowski:  Photographs 1977-1991 - the original mock-up for the published edition, inscribed by Bukowski to Michal Montfort.  Est. $3,000-5,000. [the image is a link]

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

Bloomsbury Auctions. Scientific Instruments: Globes, Books, Prints on August 28th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 8/17 on August 24th: 99.89%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Summer Book Sale, Day Two on August 29th: 95.90%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 8/17 on August 24th: 94.89%
Addison and Sarova. Rare Books in All Fields on August 23rd: 94.66%
Cowans Auctions. World at War - Ephemera - Internet bidstart 8/14 on August 25th: 93.94%
Heritage Auctions. Lomasney Vintage Movie Art Posters Benefiting Lifebeat Monthly Internet Charity Auction on August 28th: 91.25%
Bruun Rasmussen. Modern and Contemporary Prints on August 26th: 80.00%

Here is a list of all auctions archived this week:

Skinner. Discovery - Online Auction - Prints Bidstart 8/21 on August 29th: 76.39%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Summer Book Sale, Day Two on August 29th: 95.90%
PBA Galleries. Fine Books in All Fields on August 28th: 68.52%
Morton Casa de Subastas. Documents, Prints and Books on August 27th: 40.70%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Summer Book Sale on August 28th: 74.18%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Scientific Instruments: Globes, Books, Prints on August 28th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Lomasney Vintage Movie Art Posters Benefiting Lifebeat Monthly Internet Charity Auction on August 28th: 91.25%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 8/21 on August 28th: 72.20%
Addison and Sarova. Rare Books in All Fields on August 23rd: 94.66%
Cowans Auctions. World at War - Ephemera - Internet bidstart 8/14 on August 25th: 93.94%
Bruun Rasmussen. Modern and Contemporary Prints on August 26th: 80.00%
Bruun Rasmussen. Old Master Prints on August 25th: 71.43%
James D Julia Auctioneers. Fine Art, Asian and Antiques on August 19th: 61.64%
Bonhams. Period Art and Design - Prints on August 24th: 66.67%
Morton Casa de Subastas. Prints on August 21st: 46.73%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 8/17 on August 24th: 99.89%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 8/17 on August 24th: 94.89%
Heritage Auctions. Entertainment on August 23rd: 78.60%

For the week ahead 19 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Sep. 1st
Australian Book Auctions. Armadale, . Spring Book Auction. 339 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Old Master Prints. 4 lots

Tue. Sep. 2nd
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Books and Manuscripts. 182 lots
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. American History - Online bidstart 8/21. 324 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 57 lots

Wed. Sep. 3rd
Kedem Auction. Jerusalem . Books, Manuscripts, and Rabbinical Letters. 413 lots
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Exeter. Sporting and Collector's Sale - Books and Ephemera. 49 lots

Thu. Sep. 4th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 8/28. 364 lots
Knotty Pine Auction Service. West Swanzey. Ephemera, Advertising, Collectibles and Books. 316 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Lomasney Vintage Movie Art Posters Benefiting Lifebeat Monthly Internet Charity - Internet bidstart. 40 lots

Fri. Sep. 5th
Aspire Auctions. Cleveland. September Sale: Prints - Internet bidstart 8/29. 121 lots
John McInnis Auctioneers. Amesbury. September Auction: Books, Prints - Day 1. 323 lots
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Hudson. Prints and Photographs. 8 lots

Sat. Sep. 6th
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. Cleveland Fall Auction: Fine and Decorative Arts - Prints. 11 lots
John McInnis Auctioneers. Amesbury. September Auction: Books, Prints - Day 2. 37 lots
Bonhams. London. Automobilia - Books and Prints. 31 lots

Sun. Sep. 7th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics -Internet bidstart 8/31.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 8/31.
Bonhams. Los Angeles. Period Art and Design - Prints. 33 lots

The fall auction season is looking strong.

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>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>