• <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
  • <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>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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Eighteen Sales Archived, 34 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday September 27th 18 auctions were archived to the AED; 3 denominated in Swiss francs, 6 in euros, 2 in British pounds, and 7 in US dollars.  Turnover was $9,207,301 as 6,449 lots were offered and 5,037 were sold for a 78% success rate. 

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3 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars:

Swann Galleries. 19th and 20th Century Prints on September 23rd: $2,779,467
Koller Auctions. Books and Autographs on September 20th: $2,458,763
OSENAT. The Manuscript that Would Change the History of the World... on September 21st: $1,670,000

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

OSENAT. The Manuscript that Would Change the History of the World... on September 21st: 272.15%
Dorotheum . Posters, Advertising Art, Comics, Film and Photohistory on September 22nd: 178.45%
Koller Auctions. Old Master Prints on September 19th: 112.48%
Ferraton. Books and Prints on September 13th: 106.56%
Ader. Vanguard Books, Fine Arts on September 17th: 106.52%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Autographs,Documents and Historic Sporting Memorabilia on September 25th: 105.22%


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

Heritage Auctions. Comics -Internet bidstart 9/14 on September 21st: 97.54%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 9/14 on September 21st: 94.47%
Dorotheum . Posters, Advertising Art, Comics, Film and Photohistory on September 22nd: 81.23%
Ferraton. Books and Prints on September 13th: 80.80%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 9/18 on September 25th: 80.70%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Autographs,Documents and Historic Sporting Memorabilia on September 25th: 80.22%


18 total sales reported this week:

Ferraton. Books and Prints on September 13th: 80.80%
PBA Galleries. Rare Books and Manuscripts on September 25th: 63.91%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 9/18 on September 25th: 80.70%
Koller Auctions. Prints on September 19th: 43.33%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Autographs,Documents and Historic Sporting Memorabilia on September 25th: 80.22%
Woolley and Wallis. Prints on September 24th: 56.41%
Bonhams. Fine Books and Manuscripts on September 22nd: 72.86%
Dorotheum . Posters, Advertising Art, Comics, Film and Photohistory on September 22nd: 81.23%
Swann Galleries. 19th and 20th Century Prints on September 23rd: 70.03%
OSENAT. The Manuscript that Would Change the History of the World... on September 21st: 75.81%
Koller Auctions. Books and Autographs on September 20th: 64.12%
Koller Auctions. Old Master Prints on September 19th: 76.92%
Eldreds. Antiques and Accessories - Books and Prints on September 20th: 53.97%
Ader. Vanguard Books, Fine Arts on September 17th: 68.60%
Bruun Rasmussen. Modern Prints on September 23rd: 73.02%
Bruun Rasmussen. Old Master Prints on September 22nd: 66.67%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 9/14 on September 21st: 94.47%
Heritage Auctions. Comics -Internet bidstart 9/14 on September 21st: 97.54%

For the week ahead 34 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Sep. 29th
Christies. New York. Photographs. 123 lots
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Fine Prints. 310 lots
ALDE. Paris. Workshop of Jean Viardot. 216 lots
Christies. New York. Photographs from the Forbes Collection. 62 lots
Christies. New York. Triple XXX: Photographs from the Collection of Don Sanders. 79 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Modern Prints. 55 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Old Master Prints. 3 lots

Tue. Sep. 30th
Bloomsbury Philobiblon. Rome. Rare Books. 587 lots
Sothebys. London. Exploration and Discovery 1576-1939: The Library of Franklin Brooke-Hitching, Part II, D-J. 350 lots
Sothebys. New York. Photographs. 235 lots
Morton Casa de Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Books and Ancient Documents. 328 lots
Sothebys. New York. Edward Weston/Cole Weston: The Master Set. 1 lots
Bonhams. San Francisco. The Warden Family Collection: Americana - Prints and Books. 8 lots
Gonnelli Casa DAste. Firenze. Books, Manuscripts and Autographs - Internet Bidstart 9/15. 398 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 58 lots

Wed. Oct. 1st
Bonhams. London. The First World War Centenary Sale. 101 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Art, Press & Illustrated Books. 260 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Texas State Historical Association Benefit Auction. 40 lots
Autographes Encheres. Meinier. Autographs - Internet bidstart 9/17. 144 lots
Keno Auctions. New York, NY 10021 . Modern and Contemporary Fine Art and Design Auction - Prints. 5 lots
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Exeter. Antiquarian Books. 614 lots

Thu. Oct. 2nd
Ader. PARIS. Performing Art Collection - Andre Bernard. 421 lots
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. Autographs and Documents. 545 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Antiquarian Books. 353 lots
Dorotheum . Vienna. Prints. 77 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 9/25. 330 lots

Fri. Oct. 3rd
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Pictures and Prints. 123 lots
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. Old Photographs - Historical Memories - Decorations - Weapons. 23 lots
Marc van de Wiele Auctions. Brugge. library of baron Reginald de Kerchove d'Ousselghem.. 432 lots

Sat. Oct. 4th
Marc van de Wiele Auctions. Brugge. Books, Maps, Prints. 830 lots
Vermot de Pas. Paris. Comic Strips, Original Prints, Animation. 649 lots

Sun. Oct. 5th
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . October Estate Sale - Prints and Books. 31 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 9/28.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 9/28.

From now through the end of the year there will be important sales every week.

 

Bruce McKInney

AE

  • <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books and Works on Paper. March 30, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions Mar. 30:</b> Potter (Beatrix). The Tale of Peter Rabbit, first edition, first issue, [1901]. Part of an extensive, private Beatrix Potter collection. £15,000 - 20,000
    <b>Forum Auctions Mar. 30:</b> Dodgson (Charles Lutwidge). The Hunting of the Snark, first edition, with original printed dust-jacket, 1876.<br>£7,000 - 9,000
    <b>Forum Auctions Mar. 30:</b> Buckland Wright (John). Pervigilium Veneris: The Vigil of Venus, number 1 of 100 copies (Christopher Sandford's copy), Golden Cockerel Press, 1939.<br>£2,000 - 3,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books and Works on Paper. March 30, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions Mar. 30:</b> Kelmscott Press. Keats (John). The Poems, one of 300, orig. vellum, 8vo, Kelmscott Press, 1894. £1,800 - 2,200
    <b>Forum Auctions Mar. 30:</b> Greenhill (Elizabeth).- Morison (Stanley) and Kenneth Day. The Typographic Book, 1450-1935, bound in dark green goatskin by Elizabeth Greenhill, 1963. £6,000 - 8,000
    <b>Forum Auctions Mar. 30:</b> Fitzgerald (F. Scott). The Great Gatsby, first edition, first state dust-jacket, New York, 1925. £25,000 - 35,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books and Works on Paper. March 30, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions Mar. 30:</b> Dionysius, <i>Halicarnassensis</i>. Antiquitates Romanae, Editio princeps, Treviso, Bernardinus Celerius, 24 or 25 February, 1480. £4,000 - 6,000
    <b>Forum Auctions Mar. 30:</b> Canon Law. [Laurentius Puldericus. Breviarum decreti], manuscript in Latin, on paper, [?Germany], [c. 1450].<br>£5,000 - 7,000
    <b>Forum Auctions Mar. 30:</b> Swimming. Percey (William) The Compleat Swimmer: or, the Art of Swimming, first and only edition, by J.C. for Henry Fletcher, 1658. £5,000 - 7,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books and Works on Paper. March 30, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions Mar. 30:</b> Binding with silverwork by Anthony Nelme. The Holy Bible, containing the Old Testament and the New: : newly translated out of the original tongues, Oxford, John Baskett, 1716. £10,000 - 15,000
    <b>Forum Auctions Mar. 30:</b> George IV's copy. Nash (John, architect). The Royal Pavilion at Brighton, one of 10 copies, 1826. £8,000 - 10,000
    <b>Forum Auctions Mar. 30:</b> Blake (William, 1757-1827). "With Dreams upon my bed thou scarest me & affrightest me with Visions", 1825. £700 - 1,000
  • <b>Auction Pierre Bergé & associés in association with Sotheby’s: Important Books and Manuscripts from the Library of Jean A. Bonna from the 15th to the 20th Century. Sale on April 26, 2017. Exhibition in London March 28-30</b>
    <b>Pierre Bergé & Associés, Apr. 26:</b> Galileo, <i>Discorsi e Dimostrazioni matematiche.</i> Leyde, Elzevier, 1638. Original edition: only known copy of the first state. €700,000 – 900,000
    <b>Pierre Bergé & Associés, Apr. 26:</b> Fables illustrated by Benjamin Rabier. Paris, Tallandier, without date [ca. 1910]. Superb binding doubled in vellum decorated with painted and mosaic decors by André Mare illustrating four fables. €10,000 – 15,000
    <b>Pierre Bergé & Associés, Apr. 26:</b> Gustave Flaubert, draft for the preface of the <i>Memoir for the defense of Madame Bovary</i>, 15-30 January 1857. Exceptiona signed autograph manuscript. €40,000 – 60,000
    <b>Auction Pierre Bergé & associés in association with Sotheby’s: Important Books and Manuscripts from the Library of Jean A. Bonna from the 15th to the 20th Century. Sale on April 26, 2017. Exhibition in London March 28-30</b>
    <b>Pierre Bergé & Associés, Apr. 26:</b> Boccace, <i>The Book of Praise and the Virtue of the Noble and Cleric Ladies.</i> Verard, 1493. First edition of the French version attributed to Laurent de Premierfait. €40,000 – 60,000
    <b>Pierre Bergé & Associés, Apr. 26:</b> Exceptional set of 15 original bindings by Jean de Gonet, on rare editions illustrated by Picasso, Matisse, Miro or original editions of Bataille or Radiguet.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30: Printed & Manuscript African Americana</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30:</b> Malcolm X, typed manuscripts for the <i>LA Herald Dispatch</i> column "God's Angry Men," 1957.<br>$200,000 to $300,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30:</b> Frederick Douglass, Autograph Letter Signed to George Alfred Townsend, Washington, 1880.<br>$40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30:</b> Carte-de-visite album featuring a previously unrecorded image of Harriet Tubman, 1860s.<br>$20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30: Printed & Manuscript African Americana</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30:</b> Collection of documents from the Montgomery Improvement Association, Alabama, 1955-63. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30:</b> Martin Luther King, Jr., working draft of the "Letter from Birmingham Jail," Alabama, 1963. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30:</b> <i>Benjamin Bannaker's Almanac</i> for 1795, Baltimore. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30: Printed & Manuscript African Americana</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30:</b> Collection of 41 letters addressed to Rebecca Primus, 1854-72.<br>$20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30:</b> Abby Fisher, <i>What Mrs. Fisher Knows About Old Southern Cooking</i>, first edition, San Francisco, 1881.<br>$10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30:</b> Victor H. Green, <i>The Negro Motorist Green-Book for 1941</i>, New York, 1940. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30:</b> Toni Morrison, <i>The Bluest Eye, </i>reviewer's copy, New York, 1971. $4,000 to $6,000.
  • <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> THE PAPERS OF BREVET MAJOR GENERAL JOHN GROSS BARNARD (1815-1882), Chief Engineer of the Army of the Potomac. Estimate: $75,000-100,000
    <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
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> WILLIAM FADEN, A Plan of New York Island, with part of Long Island, Staten Island & East New Jersey. London: 1776. Estimate: $5,000-8,000
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> MAX BEERBOHM, Lord Curzon delivering an oration. Original drawing with collage. London, 1912. Est: $2,000-3,000
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> AMERICAN REVOLUTION, Recueil des Loix Constitutives des Colonies Angloises. A Philadelphie, et se vend a Paris: Cellot & Jombert, 1778. First collected edition in French. Estimate: $500-800
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> WILLIAM TECUMSEH SHERMAN, Confederate General Joseph Johnston's copy of Sherman's General Orders No. 65 announcing the final agreement of Surrender, 27 April 1865. Est: $4,000-6,000
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> JOHN KEATS, Lamia, Isabella, the Eve of Saint Agnes and Other Poems. London: Taylor and Hessey, 1820. First edition of Keats’s third book.. Estimate: $5,000-7,000
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> M. T. Cicero's Cato Major, or his discourse of Old-age: With Explanatory Notes. Philadelphia: Benjamin Franklin, 1744. Est: $5,000-8,000
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> WINSTON S CHURCHILL, History of the English Speaking Peoples. London: Cassell, 1956-58. First editions. Est: $1,500-2,500