• <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>Lawbook Exchange:</b> Jodocus of Erfurt. Vocabularius. Strasbourg, 1500. See at the 2017 NY ABAA Book Fair Booth C-22
    <b>Lawbook Exchange:</b> Magna Carta Printed in Letters of Gold. London, 1816. See at the 2017 NY ABAA Book Fair Booth C-22
    <b>Lawbook Exchange:</b> Manuscript. Laws of the Forest, 1632-1638. See at the 2017 NY ABAA Book Fair Booth C-22
    <b>Lawbook Exchange:</b> Manuscript. NYC Police Blotter, 1864. See at the 2017 NY ABAA Book Fair Booth C-22
    <b>Lawbook Exchange:</b> Tucker's Blackstone, first edition. Philadelphia, 1803. 5 vols. See at the 2017 NY ABAA Book Fair Booth C-22
    <b>Lawbook Exchange:</b> Trial of the 12 Spanish Pirates. Boston, 1834. See at the 2017 NY ABAA Book Fair Booth C-22
    <b>Lawbook Exchange:</b> Broadside. Sentences of Prisoners Tried at Devon... Devonport, 1828. See at the 2017 NY ABAA Book Fair Booth C-22
    <b>Lawbook Exchange:</b> Fitzherbert. Heavily annotated copy of La Nouvelle Natura Brevium. London, 1553. See at the 2017 NY ABAA Book Fair Booth C-22
    <b>Lawbook Exchange:</b> Gregory IX. Decretalium. Basel, 1511. See at the 2017 NY ABAA Book Fair Booth C-22
    <b>Lawbook Exchange:</b> Edgar, Lawes Resolutions of Womens Rights, first book on this subject. London, 1632. See at the 2017 NY ABAA Book Fair Booth C-22
    <b>Lawbook Exchange:</b> Hamilton, Madison, Jay. The Federalist. Leaf book with an original leaf from the first edition, 1788. See at the 2017 NY ABAA Book Fair Booth C-22
    <b>Lawbook Exchange:</b> Catalogue 85. Recently Acquired Books, Manuscripts & Ephemera
  • <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, Mar 9: Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9:</b> Single leaf from a paper copy of the Gutenberg Bible, Mainz, 1455, in a copy of Newton's <i>A Noble Fragment</i>. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9:</b> Immanuel Kant, <i>Critik der reinen Vernunft</i>, first edition, Riga, 1781. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9:</b> Hans Holbein, <i>The Images of the Old Testament</i>, with 94 woodcut illustrations, first edition in English, Lyon, 1549. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9: Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9:</b> Samuel Johnson, <i>A Dictionary of the English Language</i>, first edition, London, 1755. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9:</b><br>John Milton, <i>Paradise Lost</i>, first edition, London, 1668.<br>$6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9:</b> Antonio de Guevara, <i>The Dial of Princes</i>, London, 1568.<br>$3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9: Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9:</b> <i>Oraciones de los SS. Mysterios Gloriosos y Dolorosos</i>, manuscript in Spanish, Brussels, 1676.<br>$3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9:</b><br>Jan Nieuhoff, et al., <i>An Embassy from the East-India Company... to the Grand Tartar Cham, Emperour of China, </i>London, 1671. 4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9:</b> Moses Maimonides, <i>Ha-Higayon... Logica</i>, first edition, Basel, 1527.<br>$800 to $1,200.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9: Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9:</b> Petrus Berchorius, <i>Liber Bibliae moralis</i>, fourth edition of the first volume, Cologne, 1477.<br>$10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9:</b> Niccolò Machiavelli, <i>The Florentine Historie</i>, first edition in English, London, 1595. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9:</b><br>Sir Philip Sidney, <i>The Countesse of Pembrokes Arcadia</i>, third edition, London, 1598. $3,000 to $5,000.

Auction Update Review

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It's November

For the week ended Saturday November 2nd 27 sales were archived to the AED; 12 in euros, 3 in British pounds, and 12 in US dollars.  Turnover was $15,934,698 as 8,945 lots were offered and 5,971 sold for a slim 67% success rate.  Whether the estimates were too high or buyers were simply fussier isn't clear.

2 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Christies. COLLECTION WILLEM PEPPLER - Prints and Photographs on October 29th: $8,371,906
Swann Galleries. Old Master Through Modern Prints on October 29th: $2,168,659

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

Dorotheum . Books and Decorative Prints on October 27th: 208.92%
Christies. COLLECTION WILLEM PEPPLER - Prints and Photographs on October 29th: 156.62%
Artcurial. Posters on October 28th: 145.50%
Doyle New York. Old Master, Modern and Contemporary Prints on October 27th: 102.66%
Bonhams. London to Brighton Run - Automobilia on October 31st: 101.36%.

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

Archives International Auctions. U.S. & Worldwide Scripophily, Autographs & Historic Objects and Artifacts, on October 25th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Comics -Internet bidstart 10/19 on October 26th: 99.17%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 10/19 on October 26th: 97.25%
Doyle New York. Old Master, Modern and Contemporary Prints on October 27th: 90.78%
Dorotheum . Books and Decorative Prints on October 27th: 86.63%
Christies. COLLECTION WILLEM PEPPLER - Prints and Photographs on October 29th: 86.60%
Bonhams. London to Brighton Run - Automobilia on October 31st: 85.45%
Artcurial. Posters on October 28th: 84.34%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 10/23 on October 30th: 83.81%

27 total sales reported this week:

Bonhams. London to Brighton Run - Automobilia on October 31st: 85.45%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 10/23 on October 30th: 83.81%
Mid Hudson Auction Galleries. On the Waterfront - Books and Prints on October 24th: 68.00%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Modern and Contemporary Prints on October 29th: 59.70%
Bonhams. Photographs on October 28th: 66.42%
Bonhams. THE GEMINI Collection of Modern Prints and Illustrated Books on October 28th: 53.61%
Swann Galleries. Old Master Through Modern Prints on October 29th: 65.64%
Christies. COLLECTION WILLEM PEPPLER - Prints and Photographs on October 29th: 86.60%
Hauff and Auvermann. Modern and Contemporary Art on October 25th: 35.04%
Hauff and Auvermann. Modern Literature and Art on October 25th: 58.21%
Hauff and Auvermann. Books and Decorative Prints - Part 2 on October 24th: 55.69%
Hauff and Auvermann. Books and Decorative Prints - Part 1 on October 24th: 56.89%
Artcurial. Posters on October 28th: 84.34%
Bruun Rasmussen. Modern and Contemporary Prints on October 28th: 70.00%
Sothebys. Collections - Prints on October 28th: 70.00%
PIASA. Protest! Art and Design on October 28th: 28.67%
Bruun Rasmussen. Old Master Prints on October 27th: 75.00%
Dorotheum . Books and Decorative Prints on October 27th: 86.63%
Doyle New York. Old Master, Modern and Contemporary Prints on October 27th: 90.78%
Archives International Auctions. U.S. & Worldwide Scripophily, Autographs & Historic Objects and Artifacts, on October 25th: 100.00%
Ader. Far East - Prints on October 24th: 50.00%
Potomack Company. Fine Books and Prints - Internet bidstart Now on October 21st: 63.64%
RR Auction. Marvels of Modern Music - Internet bidstart 10/16 on October 23rd: 69.20%
Nosbüsch & Stucke. Books, Autographs and Manuscripts, Antique Maps and Prints on October 25th: 48.50%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 10/19 on October 26th: 97.25%
Heritage Auctions. Comics -Internet bidstart 10/19 on October 26th: 99.17%
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Books Online bidstart 10/9 on October 16th: 37.27%

For the week ahead 36 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Nov. 3rd
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Old Master Prints. 4 lots
Winter Associates. Plainville, CT . Books, Prints. 24 lots

Tue. Nov. 4th
Tooveys. West Sussex. Postcards. 204 lots
Sothebys. London. Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History. 234 lots
Christies. Paris. COLLECTION LITTÉRAIRE :VERLAINE, RIMBAUD, MALLARMÉ - LA COLLECTION LITTÉRAIRE D'ÉDOUARD-HENRI FISCHE. 255 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Fine and Decorative Arts - Prints. 38 lots
Archives International Auctions. FORT LEE,. Wall Street Sale, Part 2. 703 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 59 lots
Tooveys. West Sussex. Photographs and Ephemera. 53 lots

Wed. Nov. 5th
Tooveys. West Sussex. Prints. 46 lots
Bonhams. Edinburgh. The Sporting Sale. 69 lots
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Fine Books and Manuscripts. 435 lots
Pierre Berge and Associes. Paris. Old Books and Autographs. 63 lots
Christies. London -South Kensington. Sporting Books. 260 lots
Zisska and Lacher. Munich. Books. 2084 lots
Grays Auctioneers. Cleveland, . Post War and Contemporary - Prints. 69 lots

Thu. Nov. 6th
Swann Galleries. New York. The Latin Americana Library of Dr. W. Michael Mathes. 509 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Illustrated and Children's Books - Fine Bindings - Prints. 216 lots
PIASA. Paris. Photography: Metamorphosis. 74 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Bibliophile. 362 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 10/30. 390 lots
Vermot de Pas. Paris. Russian Militaria.
Sothebys. Paris. Library of Carlo de Poortere. 315 lots

Fri. Nov. 7th
PIASA. Paris. Ancient and Modern Books. 345 lots
James D Julia Auctioneers. Fairfield. Advertising. 194 lots
Beaussant Lefevre. Paris. Books and Autographs. 117 lots
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. Maps and Antiquarian Books. 130 lots
PIASA. Paris. Autograph Letter and Manuscript.

Sat. Nov. 8th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Legends of the West - Session 1. 564 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Legends of the West - Session 2. 170 lots

Sun. Nov. 9th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Books. 33 lots
Bonhams. Los Angeles. Period Art and Design - Prints. 57 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 11/2.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 11/2.
OSENAT. FONTAINEBLEAU. Automobilia. 100 lots
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Munter, Medical, Rochester, etc.. 475 lots

Dealers are reporting spotty sales with pockets of weakness and strength.  Perhaps the auctions are seeing the same thing.

 

Bruce McKinney

AE

 

  • <b>Daniel Crouch Rare Books</b><br>SAXTON, Christopher. <i>The Travellers Guide being the best Mapp of the Kingdom of England and Principality of Wales</i>. London, [1583, but c.1716].
    <b>Daniel Crouch Rare Books</b><br>VISSCHER, Claes Jansz. <i>Novissima et Accuratissima Leonis Belgici</i>. Amsterdam, Claes Jansz Visscher, [1611-1621 or later].
    <b>Daniel Crouch Rare Books</b> PTOLEMAEUS, Claudius. <i>Decima Asie Tabula</i>. Ulm, Lienhart Holle, 16 July 1482.
    <b>Daniel Crouch Rare Books</b><br>WIT, Frederick de, and Gerard VALK. <i>Orbis Terrarum Nova et Accurata Tabula</i>. Amsterdam, Gerard Valk, [c.1690-1700].
    <b>Daniel Crouch Rare Books</b><br>APIANUS, Petrus. <i>Astronomicum Caesareum</i>. Ingolstadt, Peter Apian, 1540.
    <b>Daniel Crouch Rare Books</b><br>CASSINI, Jean-Dominique. <i>Carte de la Lune</i>. Paris, Jean-Dominique Cassini, 1787.
    <b>Daniel Crouch Rare Books</b> PTOLEMAEUS, Claudius. <i>Geographicae enarrationis libri octo</i>. Argentoragi, 1525.
    <b>Daniel Crouch Rare Books</b><br>[SAXTON, Christopher]. <i> [An Atlas of England and Wales]</i>. [London, Christopher Saxton, 1579].
    <b>Daniel Crouch Rare Books</b> Commission des sciences et arts d'Egypte. <i>Description de l’Égypte</i>… Paris, Imprimerie impériale - Imprimerie royale, 1809-1828.
    <b>Daniel Crouch Rare Books</b> CHURCHMAN, John. <i>To George Washington President of the United States of America this Magnetic Atlas or Variation Chart is humbly inscribed by John Churchman</i>. Philadelphia, 1790.
    <b>Daniel Crouch Rare Books</b><br>APIANUS, Petrus. <i>Tipus Orbis Universalis</i>. Vienna, Johannes Camertius, 1520.
    <b>Daniel Crouch Rare Books</b><br>LORIOT, A[uguste], [after] Nicolas LANE. <i>[Pocket globe]</i>. London, 65 New Bond Street, 1809.
    <b>Daniel Crouch Rare Books</b><br>BLAEU, Johannes. <i>Grooten Atlas</i>. Amsterdam, Joan Blaeu, 1662-1665.
    <b>Daniel Crouch Rare Books</b><br>INGEBORG BRUN, Emmy. <i>Mars efter Lowell’s Glober 1894-1914</i>. Denmark, [c1915].
    <b>Daniel Crouch Rare Books</b><br>LUTHER, Martin. <i>Der vierde Teil aller Bücher vnd Schrifften des thewren seligen Mans</i>. Gedruckt zu Jhena, Durch Christian Rödinger, 1556.
  • <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>Cowan’s Auctions: Property of N. Flayderman & Co. and Select Additions. February 21, 2017</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, Feb. 21:</b> Darlinghurst Gaol Photographic Prisoner Records Featuring Australian Bushranger, Frank Gardiner Plus Other Convicted Felons, Ca 1873-1874.<br>$8,000 - $10,000
    <b>Cowan’s, Feb. 21:</b> USRC <i>Bear</i> Log Books Under the Direction of Captain Michael A. Healy, One Documenting the Important 1892 Season, Set of Eight. <br>$8,000 - $10,000
    <b>Cowan’s, Feb. 21:</b> Rare & Important Album Containing CDVs & Cabinet Cards of Wells Fargo Highway Men, Train Robbers, & Other Criminals. $7,000 - $10,000
    <b>Cowan’s Auctions: Property of N. Flayderman & Co. and Select Additions. February 21, 2017</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, Feb. 21:</b> Extraordinary Barbary Wars-Era, United States Naval Officer's POW Diary, Ca 1803-1805. $6,000 - $8,000
    <b>Cowan’s, Feb. 21:</b> <i>Charleston Mercury Extra</i>, Rare Broadside Announcing South Carolina Secession, December 1860. $5,000 - $10,000
    <b>Cowan’s, Feb. 21:</b> <i>Washington in Danger!</i>, Early Civil War Political Broadside, 1861. $500 - $700
    <b>Cowan’s Auctions: Property of N. Flayderman & Co. and Select Additions. February 21, 2017</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, Feb. 21:</b> <i>Sprague Light Cavalry</i>, Civil War Recruiting Broadside. $2,000 - $2,500
    <b>Cowan’s, Feb. 21:</b> <i>Come and Join Us Brothers</i> Very Rare Civil War Colored Troops Recruitment Broadside. $5,000 - $7,000
    <b>Cowan’s, Feb. 21:</b> <i>Men of Color, To Arms! To Arms! Now or Never,</i> Exceptionally Rare Civil War Recruitment Broadside. <br>$5,000 - $10,000
    <b>Cowan’s Auctions: Property of N. Flayderman & Co. and Select Additions. February 21, 2017</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, Feb. 21:</b> Civil War Albumen Photograph of Soldiers Posed with a Six-Pound Gun. $600 - $800
    <b>Cowan’s, Feb. 21:</b> General Douglas MacArthur, Romantic Letter to his Future Wife Plus Other Scandalous Correspondence. $8,000 - $10,000
    <b>Cowan’s, Feb. 21:</b> Cpt. George E. Albee, MOH Recipient, Extensive Archive Featuring 1869 Indian Wars Journal. $10,000 - $15,000