• <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
  • <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>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

Auction Update Review

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More Certainty in the Rooms than in the Real World

For the week ended Saturday October 11th 32 sales were archived to the AED; 11 denominated in euros, 10 in British pounds, and 11 in US dollars.  Turnover was $12,986,147 as 9,671 lots were offered and 7,426 sold for a 76.79% success rate.  It was another strong week.

<---- Swann Gallery.  Rare and Important Travel Posters October 14th.  198 lots.  Click on the image to view the entire sale.

3 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars:

Sothebys. Bibliothèque R. et B.L. Éditions Originales Autographes et Manuscrits du XXe siècle on October 7th: $4,413,267
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. China and the East - Photographs, Prints on October 9th: $1,812,113
Swann Galleries. African American Fine Art - Prints on October 9th: $1,347,370

<---- Leslie Hindman Auctioneers:  Fine Natural History and Historical Prints [sale 352] on October 14th.  Click on the image to view the entire sale.

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

Dominic Winter Book Auctions. China and the East - Photographs, Prints on October 9th: 609.75%
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Antiquarian Books on October 1st: 191.52%
Tooveys. Antiquarian Books on October 7th: 160.00%
Alain and Evelyne Morel de Westgaver. Postcards, Prints and Antiquarian Books on September 27th: 144.73%
Bonhams. The Library of Professor Brian Shefton on October 7th: 134.98%
Ader. Performing Art Collection - Andre Bernard on October 2nd: 125.41%
De Baecque and Associes. Old Photographs - Historical Memories - Decorations - Weapons on October 4th: 116.60%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Pictures and Prints on October 3rd: 112.18%
Sothebys. Bibliothèque R. et B.L. Éditions Originales Autographes et Manuscrits du XXe siècle on October 7th: 112.05%
De Baecque and Associes. Autographs and Documents on October 2nd: 108.68%
Tooveys. Prints on October 8th: 106.91%


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

National Book Auctions. Books, Art and Ephemera - Lawrence, Signed, NYS, RR, etc. on September 21st: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 9/28 on October 5th: 100.00%
De Baecque and Associes. Old Photographs - Historical Memories - Decorations - Weapons on October 4th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 9/28 on October 5th: 95.63%
Heritage Auctions. Manuscripts on October 9th: 93.76%
Cowans Auctions. American History: Timed Online Auction - Internet bidstart 9/25 on October 6th: 92.42%
National Book Auctions. Books, Art, Ephemera, and Collectible on August 24th: 91.71%
Sothebys. Bibliothèque R. et B.L. Éditions Originales Autographes et Manuscrits du XXe siècle on October 7th: 88.74%
Tooveys. Antiquarian Books on October 7th: 86.45%
Tooveys. Prints on October 8th: 85.19%
Alain and Evelyne Morel de Westgaver. Postcards, Prints and Antiquarian Books on September 27th: 82.46%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books on October 9th: 82.22%


32 total sales in total were reported this week:

Pierre Berge and Associes. Books and Photography on October 9th: 42.52%
Heritage Auctions. Manuscripts on October 9th: 93.76%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books on October 9th: 82.22%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 9/28 on October 5th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 9/28 on October 5th: 95.63%
Michaans Auctions. October Estate Sale - Prints and Books on October 5th: 54.84%
Tooveys. Prints on October 8th: 85.19%
Tooveys. Antiquarian Books on October 7th: 86.45%
Swann Galleries. African American Fine Art - Prints on October 9th: 72.51%
PBA Galleries. Rare Americana - Travel - Cartography on October 9th: 58.14%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Bibliophile on October 9th: 75.53%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. China and the East - Photographs, Prints on October 9th: 61.76%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Books, Maps and Documents on October 8th: 76.69%
Bonhams. The Library of Professor Brian Shefton on October 7th: 68.89%
Christies. Travel, Science and Natural History on October 8th: 77.44%
Bruun Rasmussen. Modern and Contemporary Prints on October 7th: 75.00%
Sothebys. Art of Imperial India - Prints, Photographs on October 8th: 78.38%
Sothebys. Bibliothèque R. et B.L. Éditions Originales Autographes et Manuscrits du XXe siècle on October 7th: 88.74%
Winter Associates. Fine Prints on October 6th: 73.53%
Cowans Auctions. American History: Timed Online Auction - Internet bidstart 9/25 on October 6th: 92.42%
Dorotheum . Globes on October 6th: 75.86%
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Antiquarian Books on October 1st: 74.92%
Ader. Performing Art Collection - Andre Bernard on October 2nd: 68.41%
Bruun Rasmussen. Old Master Prints on October 6th: 50.00%
Vermot de Pas. Comic Strips, Original Prints, Animation on October 4th: 44.38%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Pictures and Prints on October 3rd: 67.48%
De Baecque and Associes. Autographs and Documents on October 2nd: 59.45%
De Baecque and Associes. Old Photographs - Historical Memories - Decorations - Weapons on October 4th: 100.00%
Guillaumot Richard . One Hundred Eighty Books on September 27th: 68.33%
National Book Auctions. Books, Art and Ephemera - Lawrence, Signed, NYS, RR, etc. on September 21st: 100.00%
National Book Auctions. Books, Art, Ephemera, and Collectible on August 24th: 91.71%
Alain and Evelyne Morel de Westgaver. Postcards, Prints and Antiquarian Books on September 27th: 82.46%

For the week ahead 36 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Oct. 13th
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. Contemporary Art - Design #6. 34 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Old Master Prints. 7 lots

Tue. Oct. 14th
Henri Godts Books and Prints Auctions. Bruxelles . Books, Maps, Prints. 455 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Rare and important Travel Posters. 198 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Vintage Posters. 160 lots
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Fine Natural History and Historical Prints. 84 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 47 lots

Wed. Oct. 15th
RR Auction. Amherst. Rare Manuscript, Document & Autograph - bidstart 9/26. 960 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . History, Geography and Travel Books. 328 lots
Gonnelli Casa DAste. Firenze. Prints - Internet bidstart 10/1. 189 lots

Thu. Oct. 16th
Heritage Auctions. New York. Illustration Art. 755 lots
Freemans. Philadelphia. Books, Manuscripts and Maps.
Ader. PARIS. Books - Library of an Amateur. 316 lots
ALDE. Paris. First Editions. 263 lots
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Cape Town. Books Online bidstart 10/9. 483 lots
Heritage Auctions. New York. Photographs. 402 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 10/9.
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Rare Books, Varia. 431 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Incunabula / 16th Century / Theology / Architecture and Arts. 191 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Autographs. 422 lots

Fri. Oct. 17th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Animation Art.
Swann Galleries. New York. Fine Photographs. 334 lots
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. 75172 Pforzheim. Books, Graphics modern and ancient Arts, Antiques. 6546 lots
Profiles in History. Calabasas Hills. Hollywood Auction - Day 1. 492 lots
Vermot de Pas. Paris. Books. 316 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Literature (17th - 19th Century). 797 lots
Ader. PARIS. Books. 48 lots

Sat. Oct. 18th
Dorotheum . Vienna. Automobilia. 200 lots
Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH. Berlin-Schoneberg. Books, Prints, Photographs. 163 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Modern Literature. 789 lots
Potomack Company. Alexandria. Fine Books and Prints. 31 lots
Profiles in History. Calabasas Hills. Hollywood Auction - Day 2. 719 lots

Sun. Oct. 19th
Bonhams. London. Autumn Stafford Sale - Automobilia. 14 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 1012.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 10/12.
Profiles in History. Calabasas Hills. Hollywood Auction - Day 3.

From now to the holidays there are 4 to 5 auctions every day.

 

Bruce McKinney

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  • <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>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