• <b>Bonhams: History of Science and Technology. December 7, 2016</b>
    <b>Bonhams Dec. 7:</b> EINSTEIN, ALBERT. <i>Die Grundlage der allgemeinen Relativitätstheorie.</i> Leipzig: Johann Ambrosius Barth, 1916.<br>$80,000 – 120,000
    <b>Bonhams Dec. 7:</b> NEWTON, ISAAC. Autograph Manuscript in English, Signed Integrally ("Isaac Newton"). $50,000 – 70,000
    <b>Bonhams Dec. 7:</b> DARWIN, CHARLES. <i>On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life</i>. London: John Murray, 1859. $25,000 – 35,000
    <b>Bonhams: History of Science and Technology. December 7, 2016</b>
    <b>Bonhams Dec. 7:</b> NEWTON, ISAAC. <i>The Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy.</i> London: Benjamin Motte, 1729.<br>$20,000 – 30,000
    <b>Bonhams Dec. 7:</b> HEISENBERG, WERNER. Autograph Manuscript entitled "<i>Entwicklung der Theorie der Elementarteilche,</i>” [1964].<br>$15,000 – 25,000
    <b>Bonhams Dec. 7:</b> BERNOULLI, DANIEL. <i>Hydrodynamica, sive De viribus et motibus fluidorum commentarii.</i> Strasbourg: Johann Heinrich Decker for Johann Reinhold Dulsecker, 1738. $5,000 – 7,000
    <b>Bonhams: Voices of the 20th Century. December 7, 2016</b>
    <b>Bonhams Dec. 7:</b> [TARKOVSKY, ANDREI ARSENIEVICH.] STRUGATSKY, BORIS AND ARKADY. Typed Manuscript for <i>Stalker</i>, being the director's working script, 1977. $150,000 – 200,000
    <b>Bonhams Dec. 7:</b> HEMINGWAY, ERNEST. Typed Manuscript of "Marlin Off the Morro: A Cuban Letter," n.p., [1933]. $30,000 – 50,000
    <b>Bonhams Dec. 7:</b> SALINGER, JEROME DAVID. 4 Autograph Letters, 2 of which Signed ("Jerry") and 6 Typed Letters, 2 of which Initialed ("J"). $30,000 – 50,000
    <b>Bonhams: Voices of the 20th Century. December 7, 2016</b>
    <b>Bonhams Dec. 7:</b> PASTERNAK, BORIS LEONIDOVICH. Typed Manuscript Carbon, "Doktor Zhivago," with some typed corrections, Moscow, 1948. $30,000 – 50,000
    <b>Bonhams Dec. 7:</b> MILNE, ALAN ALEXANDER. Autograph Manuscript Signed 3 times ("A.A. Milne"), entitled "Peace with Honour: An Enquiry into the War Convention," 1934.<br>$30,000 – 50,000
    <b>Bonhams Dec. 7:</b> FROST, ROBERT. Autograph Manuscript Signed ("Robert Frost"), titled "Gold for Christmas," 1952. $15,000 – 20,000
  • <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>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>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Western Manuscripts & Works on Paper. January 25, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions Jan. 25:</b> Zenobius. Epitome proverbiorum Tarrhaei et Didymi [graece], Florence, [possibly Bartolomeo de' Libri for] Filippo Giunta, [after 23 September] 1497. £15,000 – 20,000
    <b>Forum Auctions Jan. 25:</b> Phalaris. [Phalaridis tyranni Apollonii Philosophi pythagoraei Epistolae [Graece], Venice, Bartholomaeus Pelusius, Gabriel Bracius de Brisighella, Johannes Bissolus and Benedictus Mangius, 18 June, 1498. £10,000 – 15,000
    <b>Forum Auctions Jan. 25:</b> Orpheus. Argonautica. Hymni [graece], Florence, [Bartolomeo de' Libri for] Filippo Giunta, 19 September, 1500. £20,000 – 30,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Western Manuscripts & Works on Paper. January 25, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions Jan. 25:</b> Primaleon.- Los tres libros del muy esforçado cavallero Primaleon et Polendos su hermano…, Venice, Giovanni Antonio Nicolini da Sabbio for Giovanni Battista Pederzano, February, 1534. £20,000 – 30,000
    <b>Forum Auctions Jan. 25:</b> Bodoni (Giambattista). Manuale Tipografico, 2 vol., Parma, Giambattista Bodoni, 1818. £8,000 – 12,000
    <b>Forum Auctions Jan. 25:</b> Music. Gafurius (Franchinus). Practica musicae, Brescia, Angelus Britannicus, 23 September, 1497. £10,000 – 15,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Western Manuscripts & Works on Paper. January 25, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions Jan. 25:</b> Bonaventura (Saint). A group of three Franciscan mystical texts, [14th century]. £15,000 – 20,000
    <b>Forum Auctions Jan. 25:</b> Boccaccio (Giovanni). Trattatello in laude di Dante, decorated manuscript on paper, Florence, first half of 15th century. £30,000 – 40,000
    <b>Forum Auctions Jan. 25:</b> Greek medical manuscript. Iatrosophion, decorated manuscript on paper, Greece (probably Crete), [first half of 16th century]. £8,000 – 12,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Western Manuscripts & Works on Paper. January 25, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions Jan. 25:</b> Heraldry. Nayler (George). Album of coats of arms compiled from the papers of Sir George Nayler, 114 coats of arms, most with manuscript captions. [17th, 18th & early 19th centuries]. £1,500 – 2,000
    <b>Forum Auctions Jan. 25:</b> Zoffany (Johan). Autograph Letter signed to Messrs. Raikes & Co., merchants, 1p. with conjugate blank and address panel, 17th July 1801, "In consequence of an order I received from General Claud Martin…”<br>£500 - 700
    <b>Forum Auctions Jan. 25:</b> Bury (Richard de, Bishop of Durham). Philobiblon...sive de amore librorum, Oxford, Joseph Barnes, 1599.<br>£4,000 – 6,000

Auction Update Review

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Auctions: a busy busy time

For the week ended Saturday March 28th 39 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Database; 14 in euros, 7 in British pounds, 2 in Mexican pesos, and 16 in US dollars.  Turnover was $16,855,479 as 9,075 lots were offered and 6,828 sold for a 75% success rate.  This was a busy reporting period.

5 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars:

JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung. Autographs - Music on March 24th: $2,588,277
Pierre Berge and Associes. Particular History of Photography - Mr. and Mrs. X Collection on March 19th: $2,569,564
Sothebys. Exploration and Discovery, 1576-1939, The Library of Franklin Brooke- Hitching, Part III, K-P on March 19th: $1,810,375
Sothebys. Made in Britain on March 25th: $1,581,478 
ChristiesThe Collection of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth IV - The Library on March 21st: $1,176,876

The Arader Galleries Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung O HaNDEL, Georg Friedrich, 1685 - 1759. Eigenhandiges Musikmanuskript mit Unterschrift "G. F. Hendel." und Datum "li 12 di Iuglio. / 1708. / Napoli" am Schluß. 29 S. Querformat (ca. 21,7 x 28,5 cm), achtzeilig. 4 Lagen festes, unbeschnittenes Papier à 4 B on March 24th Actual price: USD 632200.0.
  2. Pierre Berge and Associes Gustave Le Gray posant dans le cloitre de l'eglise abbatiale Sainte-Marie d'Arles-sur-Tech 1851 on March 19th Actual price: USD 545545.0.
  3. JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung O (KANDLER, Franz Sales, osterreichischer Musikschriftsteller, 1792 - 1831.) - Mu s i k - S t ammb u c h mit 55 Eintragungen von Musikern und Musikfreunden. (Wien) 1817 bis 1829, 2 Eintragungen Venedig 1818 und 1820. 192 (+ 76 nicht beschriebene Notenblat on March 24th Actual price: USD 379320.0.
  4. JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung BEETHOVEN, Ludwig van, 1770 - 1827. Eigenh. Musikmanuskript. (1801.) 2 S. Querformat, 12-zeilig. Am linken Rand montiert. on March 24th Actual price: USD 379320.0.
  5. Pierre Berge and Associes Aquilin SCHAD La Frayeur Virginie OLDOINI, comtesse de CASTIGLIONE Epreuve photographique entierement sur-peinte a la gouache 1861-1864 on March 19th Actual price: USD 341824.0. Arader Galleries
  6. Christies Taifudo meiseki taifudo meiseki (The Works of Chinese Painters in the collection of Dafengtang). on March 21st Actual price: USD 275650.0.
  7. Christies AUCTION CATALOGS A group of approximately 850 volumes comprising Christie's, Sotheby's, and Chinese sales of Asian art, and other subjects, on March 21st Actual price: USD 248830.0.
  8. JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung O WEBER, Carl Maria von, 1786 - 1826. Eigenh. Musikmanuskript mit Namenszug auf dem Titel, am Schluss datiert "Vollendet Berlin d. 18. Juny 1821". Titel + 60 S. Querformat, 14-zeilig. Leicht gebraunt und fleckig. Geheftet und eingehangt in eine Leinendeck on March 24th Actual price: USD 164372.0.
  9. Sothebys IVY (H. 80) on March 25th Actual price: USD 157250.0.
  10. Pierre Berge and Associes Ordre du jour, Armee d'Italie 1859 on March 19th Actual price: USD 143535.56.
  11. Sothebys WHENCE & WHITHER? (C. CEP 14) on March 25th Actual price: USD 101750.0.
  12. Sothebys RETURNING TO THE TRENCHES (B. 9) on March 25th Actual price: USD 92500.0.
  13. Pierre Berge and Associes Un Tambo dans les Cordilleres a la hauteur de 16.000 pieds Daguerreotype pleine plaque en coffret 1849 on March 19th Actual price: USD 90568.1.
  14. Sothebys A VILLAGE SCENE on March 25th Actual price: USD 88800.0.
  15. Sothebys PURCHAS HIS PILGRIMES IN FIVE BOOKS... CONTAYNING THE VOYAGES AND PEREGRINATIONS MADE BY ANCIENT KINGS... A DESCRIPTION OF ALL THE CIRCUMNAVIGATIONS OF THE GLOBE... NAVIGATIONS AND VOYAGES OF ENGLISH-MEN [&C.] [ENGRAVED TITLE: HAKLUYTUS POSTHUMUS OR PURCH on March 19th Actual price: USD 85675.0.
  16. JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung O SCARLATTI, Alessandro, 1660 - 1725. Eigenh. Musikmanuskript, am Kopf datiert "4 Giug[n]o 1703" und signiert "Alesso Scarlatti". 42/3 S. Querformat, 12-zeilig. In einen von Aloys Fuchs beschrifteten Umschlag geheftet. on March 24th Actual price: USD 82186.0.
  17. Christies Jin Tang Yilai Shuhuajia Jiancangjia Kuanyinpu (The Signatures and Seals of Artists Connoisseurs and Collectors on Painting and Calligraphy since Tsin Dynasty). on March 21st Actual price: USD 78225.0.
  18. JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung BEETHOVEN, Ludwig van, 1770 - 1827. E. Br. m. U. "Beethoven". O. O. u. D. 3 S. 8o. Minimal fleckig; auf der leeren vierten Seite schwache Montagespuren. on March 24th Actual price: USD 75864.0.
  19. Pierre Berge and Associes Alger 1854 on March 19th Actual price: USD 70196.0.
  20. Pierre Berge and Associes Groupe de personnes au pied d'un chene, foret de Fontainebleau 1849-1850 on March 19th Actual price: USD 70196.0.
  21. Sothebys OBSERVATIONS AND REMARKS MADE DURING A VOYAGE TO THE ISLANDS OF TENERIFFE, AMSTERDAM, MARIA'S ISLANDS NEAR VAN DIEMAN'S LAND; OTAHEITE, SANDWICH ISLANDS; OWHYHEE, THE FOX ISLANDS ON THE NORTH WEST COAST OF AMERICA, TINIAN, AND FROM THENCE TO CANTON, IN T on March 19th Actual price: USD 67050.0.
  22. Christies Yuwai suocang Zhongguo guhuaji ji (Twenty-Four Albums of Old Chinese Paintings). on March 21st Actual price: USD 65187.5.
  23. Sothebys THE TUBE STATION (C. CEP 32) on March 25th Actual price: USD 64750.0.
  24. Pierre Berge and Associes Auguste MESTRAL (Rans 1812-1884) Portail ouest de l'eglise Saint-Ours, Loches (Indre-et-Loire) 1851 on March 19th Actual price: USD 64580.32.
  25. JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung BRAHMS, Johannes, 1833 - 1897. Eigenh. Musikmanuskript (Tinte), am Schluss nachtraglich mit Bleistift datiert "Juli 73. Tutzing." 31/2 S. Querformat, 9-zeilig. Leicht fleckig, kleine Randlasuren; beide Blatter mit langerem Einriss am rechten Rand. on March 24th Actual price: USD 63220.0.


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

Christies. The Collection of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth IV - The Library on March 21st: 668.72%
JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung. Autographs - Music on March 24th: 187.19%
JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung. Autographs -Literature on March 24th: 159.17%
JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung. Autographs - Science on March 24th: 155.67%
Sothebys. Exploration and Discovery, 1576-1939, The Library of Franklin Brooke- Hitching, Part III, K-P on March 19th: 150.22%
JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung. Autographs - History on March 25th: 130.15%
Henri Godts Books and Prints Auctions. Old & Modern Books, Prints, Maps, Photographs, Popular Art on March 17th: 127.73%
Sothebys. Made in Britain on March 25th: 125.18%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Autographs, Memorabilia and Vintage Posters on March 20th: 119.00%
Bonhams. Books, Maps and Manuscripts on March 24th: 113.71%
JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung. Autographs - Fine Arts on March 24th: 113.02%
Swann Galleries. Autographs on March 19th: 104.43%
Bloomsbury Auctions. English and Continental Books and Manuscripts on March 19th: 102.67%


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

Alaska Auction. Prints on March 14th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 3/15 on March 22nd: 99.52%
Christies. The Collection of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth IV - The Library on March 21st: 99.32%
Adams Amsterdam Auctions. PHOTOGRAPHS - LOCOMOTIVES & RAILROAD BRIDGES - Online bidstart 3/5 on March 23rd: 97.83%
Sothebys. Exploration and Discovery, 1576-1939, The Library of Franklin Brooke- Hitching, Part III, K-P on March 19th: 97.43%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 3/15 on March 22nd: 96.75%
Clars Auction Gallery. Prints and Photographs on March 21st: 95.76%
Swann Galleries. Autographs on March 19th: 93.72%
Northeast Auctions. Spring Afternoon Auction on March 22nd: 92.31%
JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung. Autographs - Science on March 24th: 89.66%
Sothebys. Made in Britain on March 25th: 88.51%
Bonhams. Books, Maps and Manuscripts on March 24th: 88.13%
Grogan and Company. March Auction - Prints on March 22nd: 87.50%
JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung. Autographs -Literature on March 24th: 87.14%
Bloomsbury Auctions. English and Continental Books and Manuscripts on March 19th: 86.98%
JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung. Autographs - Fine Arts on March 24th: 86.05%
JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung. Autographs - Music on March 24th: 85.53%
Adams Amsterdam Auctions. BOOKS FROM IMPORTANT PROPERTIES - Online bidstart 3/5 on March 24th: 84.85%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 3/19 on March 26th: 84.50%
Bruun Rasmussen. Old Master Prints on March 23rd: 83.33%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 3/12 on March 19th: 83.00%
Winter Associates. Prints, Illustrations on March 23rd: 82.61%
Clars Auction Gallery. Fine Arts - Prints on March 22nd: 82.09%


39 total sales reported this week:

Bloomsbury Auctions. Modern and Contemporary Prints on March 26th: 73.64%
RR Auction. Remarkable Rarities - Internet bidstart 3/11 on March 18th: 74.88%
JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung. Autographs - History on March 25th: 78.23%
JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung. Autographs - Music on March 24th: 85.53%
JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung. Autographs - Fine Arts on March 24th: 86.05%
JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung. Autographs - Science on March 24th: 89.66%
JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung. Autographs -Literature on March 24th: 87.14%
Swann Galleries. Printed and Manuscript African Americana on March 26th: 65.56%
Sothebys. Made in Britain on March 25th: 88.51%
Bonhams. Books, Maps and Manuscripts on March 24th: 88.13%
Winter Associates. Prints, Illustrations on March 23rd: 82.61%
James D Julia Auctioneers. The Private & Personal Collection of Dr. Helga Wall-Apelt - RARE ASIAN PHOTOGRAPHS on March 23rd: 50.00%
Pierre Berge and Associes. Particular History of Photography - Mr. and Mrs. X Collection on March 19th: 35.48%
Morton Casa de Subastas. Old and Modern Books and Documents on March 23rd: 45.21%
Adams Amsterdam Auctions. BOOKS FROM IMPORTANT PROPERTIES - Online bidstart 3/5 on March 24th: 84.85%
Adams Amsterdam Auctions. PHOTOGRAPHS - LOCOMOTIVES & RAILROAD BRIDGES - Online bidstart 3/5 on March 23rd: 97.83%
Grogan and Company. March Auction - Prints on March 22nd: 87.50%
Northeast Auctions. Spring Afternoon Auction on March 22nd: 92.31%
Alaska Auction. Prints on March 14th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 3/19 on March 26th: 84.50%
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 3/5 on March 12th: 30.18%
Bruun Rasmussen. Modern and Contemporary Prints on March 24th: 53.85%
Bruun Rasmussen. Old Master Prints on March 23rd: 83.33%
Clars Auction Gallery. Fine Arts - Prints on March 22nd: 82.09%
Clars Auction Gallery. Prints and Photographs on March 21st: 95.76%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 3/15 on March 22nd: 99.52%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 3/15 on March 22nd: 96.75%
Ader. Ancient and Modern Books on March 19th: 60.13%
Christies. The Collection of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth IV - The Library on March 21st: 99.32%
Tajan. Raoul Lehouard Library on March 18th: 55.13%
Swann Galleries. Autographs on March 19th: 93.72%
Sothebys. Exploration and Discovery, 1576-1939, The Library of Franklin Brooke- Hitching, Part III, K-P on March 19th: 97.43%
PIASA. Antiquarian and Modern Books on March 17th: 67.59%
PBA Galleries. Illustrated and Children's Books - Fine Books in All Fields on March 19th: 66.16%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 3/12 on March 19th: 83.00%
Morton Casa de Subastas. Modern Art - Prints on March 19th: 47.42%
Henri Godts Books and Prints Auctions. Old & Modern Books, Prints, Maps, Photographs, Popular Art on March 17th: 76.00%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Autographs, Memorabilia and Vintage Posters on March 20th: 68.73%
Bloomsbury Auctions. English and Continental Books and Manuscripts on March 19th: 86.98%

For the week ahead 25 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Mar. 30th
Aguttes. Neuilly-sur-Seine . Photography. 56 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts. 62 lots
Australian Book Auctions. Armadale, . Books and Documents. 276 lots
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. Wes Cowan Stereoview Auction - online bidstart 3/13. 249 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Old Master Prints. 6 lots

Tue. Mar. 31st
Christies. New York. 20/21 PHOTOGRAPHS/ LEAVES OF LIGHT AND SHADOW: PHOTOGRAPHS GATHERED BY WILLIAM T. HILLMAN. 116 lots
Christies. New York. 20/21 PHOTOGRAPHS. 145 lots
Bonhams. New York. THE LAUREN BACALL COLLECTION - Prints. 99 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. English and Continental Letters and Documents. 201 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 79 lots
Auctionata. New York. Modern Masters - Prints. 67 lots

Wed. Apr. 1st
Bonhams. London. Wellington, Waterloo and the Napoleonic Wars. 46 lots
Ader. PARIS. Photo Books - Collection of Jean-Claude Eidelman, Part 2. 351 lots
Pierre Berge and Associes. Paris. COLLECTION OF TWO LOVERS OF XIX th CENTURY The Gaston and Albert Tissandier brothers aeronauts and A. 223 lots
Sothebys. New York. The New York Sale. 42 lots
Sothebys. New York. Photographs. 188 lots

Thu. Apr. 2nd
Swann Galleries. New York. Ascension: A Century of African American Art. 178 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Americana and Exploration of the West. 749 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 3/6. 220 lots
Dorotheum . Vienna. Prints Before 1900.

Fri. Apr. 3rd
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Spring Americana. 44 lots
Vermot de Pas. Paris. Modern and Antiquarian Books - Art Photography Books.

Sat. Apr. 4th
Potomack Company. Alexandria. Books, Prints, Manuscripts. 49 lots

Sun. Apr. 5th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 3/29.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 3/29.

 

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <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>Case Antiques: Winter Art and Antiques Auction. January 21, 2017</b>
    <b>Case Antiques Jan. 21:</b> Cassilly Adams, Civil War era watercolor on paper painting of the navy vessel upon which he was stationed: the U.S.S. Osage. $3,000 – 5,000
    <b>Case Antiques Jan. 21:</b> Audubon, John James and John Bachman, <i>The Quadrupeds of North America.</i> New York: V.G. Audubon, 1854. 3 volumes. $2,400 – 3,400
    <b>Case Antiques Jan. 21:</b> Roulstone, George. <i>LAWS OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE.</i> Printed and published by George Roulstone, Knoxville, (Tennessee), 1803. $2,000 – 3,000
    <b>Case Antiques: Winter Art and Antiques Auction. January 21, 2017</b>
    <b>Case Antiques Jan. 21:</b> Heap, Gwin Harris. <i>CENTRAL ROUTE TO THE PACIFIC, FROM THE VALLEY OF THE MISSISSIPPI TO CALIFORNIA…</i> Philadelphia/London, 1854.<br>$1,800 – 2,200
    <b>Case Antiques Jan. 21:</b> FDR’s personal copy of <i>The Great Smoky Mountains"</i> by Laura Thornborough. Published by Thomas Y. Crowell Company, New York, 1937.<br>$1,500 – 1,800
    <b>Case Antiques Jan. 21:</b> Latour, Arsene Lacarriere. <i>HISTORICAL MEMOIR OF THE WAR IN WEST FLORIDA AND LOUISIANA IN 1814 – 1815. WITH AN ATLAS.</i> Philadelphia, 1816.<br>$1,200 – 1,500
    <b>Case Antiques: Winter Art and Antiques Auction. January 21, 2017</b>
    <b>Case Antiques Jan. 21:</b> [Kennedy Autograph Signature] Kennedy, John F. <i>Profiles in Courage.</i> New York Harper & Brothers, (1956).<br>$1,200 – 1,500
    <b>Case Antiques Jan. 21:</b> Sam Houston signed land document, granting Elias Riddle 100 acres in Bledsoe County, Tennessee "in the grassy cove…" dated February 22, 1828.<br>$1,000 – 1,200
    <b>Case Antiques Jan. 21:</b> "The State of Kentucky with Adjoining Territories" Map, by John Payne, engraved by John Scoles, published by John Low, New York, 1800. $500 – 700
    <b>Case Antiques: Winter Art and Antiques Auction. January 21, 2017</b>
    <b>Case Antiques Jan. 21:</b> Civil War era letter and 4 carte de visites, including Confederate Generals. $300 – 500
    <b>Case Antiques Jan. 21:</b> 12 Bank of East Tennessee Pre Civil War Bills. $350 – 450
    <b>Case Antiques Jan. 21:</b> 2 Early Homeopathy books by Alva Curtis. $300 – 400
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Jan 26: Alphonse Mucha & Masters of Art Nouveau: The Harry C. Meyerhoff Collection</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Jan 26:</b> Alphonse Mucha, <i>Princezna Hyacinta</i>, 1911. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Jan 26:</b><br><i>Les Maîtres de l'Affiche</i>, 5 volumes, Paris, 1896-1900.<br>$35,000 to $50,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Jan 26:</b> Alphonse Mucha, <i>Job</i>, 1896.<br>$15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Jan 26: Alphonse Mucha & Masters of Art Nouveau: The Harry C. Meyerhoff Collection</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Jan 26:</b> Alphonse Mucha, <i>Bleuze - Hadancourt Parfumeur</i>, circa 1899.<br>$15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Jan 26:</b> Alphonse Mucha, <i>Lygie</i>, 1901. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Jan 26:</b> Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, <i>Babylone d'Allemagne</i>, 1894.<br>$30,000 to $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Jan 26: Alphonse Mucha & Masters of Art Nouveau: The Harry C. Meyerhoff Collection</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Jan 26:</b> Alphonse Mucha, <i>Zodiac / La Plume</i>, 1896. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Jan 26:</b> Alphonse Mucha, <i>The Seasons</i>, 4 panels on silk, 1900.<br>$15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Jan 26:</b> Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, <i>Aristide Bruant dans son Cabaret</i>, 1893. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Jan 26: Alphonse Mucha & Masters of Art Nouveau: The Harry C. Meyerhoff Collection</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Jan 26:</b> Alphonse Mucha, <i>Monaco / Monte-Carlo</i>, 1897. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Jan 26:</b> Alphonse Mucha, <i>Medee / Sarah Bernhardt</i>, 1898. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Jan 26:</b> Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, <i>Confetti</i>, 1894. $40,000 to $60,000.
  • <b>Arader Galleries: Winter 2017 Auction. January 28, 2017</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries Jan. 28:</b> Long-Billed Curlew, Plate 231. John James Audubon. First Edition Robert Havell Aquatint Engraving with Original Hand Color From <i>Birds of America</i>. London, 1827-1838. 37 1/2 x 24 3/4” sheet, 49 1/2 x 37” framed
    <b>Arader Galleries Jan. 28:</b> Summer, or Wood Duck, Plate 206. John James Audubon. First Edition Robert Havell Aquatint Engraving with Original Hand Color From <i>Birds of America</i>. London, 1827-1838. 39 x 25 1/2” inches sheet, 49 1/2 x 37” framed
    <b>Arader Galleries Jan. 28:</b> Fish Hawk or Osprey, Plate 81. John James Audubon. First Edition Robert Havell Aquatint Engraving with Original Hand Color From <i>Birds of America</i>. London, 1827-1838. 38 1/4 x 25 1/4" sheet, 50 x 37” framed
    <b>Arader Galleries: Winter 2017 Auction. January 28, 2017</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries Jan. 28:</b> Great Cinereous Owl, Plate 351. John James Audubon. First Edition Robert Havell Aquatint Engraving with Original Hand Color From <i>Birds of America</i>. London, 1827-1838. 38 x 25” sheet, 50 x 37” framed
    <b>Arader Galleries Jan. 28:</b> A Flying Lizard, Surrounded by Beetles and Other Insects. Herman Henstenburgh, (Hoorn 1667 - 1726). Watercolor and gouache on paper. 7 x 10 1/4" sheet, 13 1/2 x 18 3/4" inches framed
    <b>Arader Galleries Jan. 28:</b> Marco Polo's Sheep (Ovis Poli). Joseph Wolf (1820 - 1899). Pencil and Watercolor, heightened with touches of white. Signed and dated Lower right "J. Wolf 1875". 11 1/4 x 15 1/4" sheet
    <b>Arader Galleries: Winter 2017 Auction. January 28, 2017</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries Jan. 28:</b> Winter Scene in Kamchatka. Attributed to John Webber, R.A. (1751-1793). Oil on Canvas. 25 x 36 1/2" canvas, 30 x 41” framed
    <b>Arader Galleries Jan. 28:</b> Winter River Scene. Cornelius David Krieghoff (1815-1872). Oil on Canvas. 16 x 20” canvas, 25 x 29” framed
    <b>Arader Galleries Jan. 28:</b> Grand Canyon of Arizona from Hermit Rim Road. Thomas Moran (1837-1926). Chromolithograph. New York: Atcheson, Topeka and Sante Fe Railway System, 1913. Printed by American Lithographic Co. 31 3/4 x 41 1/2" sheet
    <b>Arader Galleries: Winter 2017 Auction. January 28, 2017</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries Jan. 28:</b> Occidentalis Americae Partis... Theodore de Bry (1528-1598). Engraved Map. Frankfurt, 1594. 13 1/4 x 17 1/2" sheet, 24 1/2 x 29” framed
    <b>Arader Galleries Jan. 28:</b> Nouveau Monde. Nicolas De Nicolai (1517-1583). Engraved map. Amsterdam, 1602. 12 x 15 1/2"
    <b>Arader Galleries Jan. 28:</b> Typus Universalis Terrae... Petrus Apianus (1495-1552) & Reiner Gemma Frisius (1508-1555). Engraved map. Basel: Reisch, 1583. 8 1/4 x 12” sheet