• <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 May 4: Autographs</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Ernest Hemingway, Autograph Letter Signed "Love / Mr. Papa," to Marlene Dietrich, Cuba, 1952. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Alexis de Tocqueville, Autograph Letter Signed, on the publication of <i> Democracy in America </i>, 1837. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Thomas Hart Benton, Autograph Manuscript, draft of <i>The Mechanics of Form Organization in Painting</i>, with sketches, 1926. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4: Autographs</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Elliot Erwitt, photograph of Kennedy & Eisenhower, signed by both,<br>c. 1960. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> John Adams, Partly-printed Document Signed, as President, countersigned by Secretary of State Timothy Pickering, 1798. $4,000 to $6,000. 
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Graphite drawing of Albert Einstein, signed by him & the artist, S.N. Swamy, 1950. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4: Autographs</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Autograph Musical Quotation Signed, London, 1888. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Thomas Jefferson, Partly-printed vellum Document Signed, as President, countersigned by Secretary of State James Madison, 1809. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Agatha Christie, Autograph Manuscript notebook with early drafts for numerous novels, Baghdad, circa 1948. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4: Autographs</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Claude Monet, Autograph Letter Signed to Desmond Fitzgerald, in French, 1889. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Photograph of Fidel Castro, Signed & Inscribed, in Spanish, 1955. $3,500 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Frederick Stuart Church, archive of 17 illustrated Autograph Letters Signed to Evander Schley, 1905-11. $5,000 to $7,500.
  • <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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April 19th 21 Auctions Archived, 30 Upcoming

For the week ended Saturday April 18th,  21 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Database; 13 denominated in US dollars, 4 in British pounds, and 4 in euros.  Turnover was $7,139,233.25 as 6,578 lots were offered and 5,565 sold for a 84.6% success rate.  It was a another strong week.


3 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars:

Bonhams. FINE BOOKS AND MANUSCRIPTS INCLUDING THE HIDDEN WARTIME MANUSCRIPT OF ALAN TURING on April 13th: $2,191,109
Heritage Auctions. Animation Art on April 10th: $1,662,298
Doyle New York. Rare Books, Maps and Autographs on April 15th: $1,393,694

The Arader Galleries Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Bonhams Composition notebook. on April 13th Actual price: USD $1,025,000.
  2. Bonhams ENIGMA MACHINE. A Rare 3-rotor German Enigma I Enciphering Machine (aka Heeres Enigma), Berlin, July 1944. on April 13th Actual price: USD $269,000.
  3. Bonhams The Holy Bible, Conteyning the Old Testament, and the New: on April 13th Actual price: USD $173,000.
  4. Doyle New York An important unpublished archive of approximately twenty-five autograph letters to José Bartoli, with photographs and various enclosures. on April 15th Actual price: USD $137,000. ARader Auction Galleries
  5. Bonhams Manuscript map, "Camp of the Advanced Corps of Lieut Genl. Burgoyne's Army. Freeman's Farm 7th Octr 1777," on April 13th Actual price: USD $81,250.
  6. Doyle New York Horae B. M. V. on April 15th Actual price: USD $56,250.
  7. Bonhams Autograph Document Signed ("James Bowie"), on April 13th Actual price: USD $56,250.
  8. Swann Galleries The Book of Mormon: An Account Written by the Hand of Mormon, upon Plates Taken from the Plates of Nephi. on April 14th Actual price: USD $55,000.
  9. Heritage Auctions Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs The Old Hag Production Cel and Key Master Background Setup on April 10th Actual price: USD $47,800.
  10. Dominic Winter Book Auctions An album of 79 albumen prints on April 17th Actual price: USD $43,020.
  11. Heritage Auctions Two-Gun Mickey Mickey Mouse Production Cel and Background Setup on April 10th Actual price: USD $41,825.
  12. Swann Galleries An officer's long eyewitness description of the principal battle of Shays' Rebellion. on April 14th Actual price: USD $35,000.
  13. Swann Galleries Bound volume of the Connecticut Journal featuring the Tea Party and Bunker Hill. on April 14th Actual price: USD 35000.0.
  14. Doyle New York Printed pamphlet signed (“J W. on April 15th Actual price: USD $34,375.
  15. Doyle New York Two large signed Wild Thing prints on April 15th Actual price: USD $31,250.
  16. Doyle New York Acts passed at a Congress of the United States of America, begun and held at the city of New-York, on Wednesday the fourth of March, in the year M,DCC,LXXXIX and of the Independence of the United States, the thirteenth. on April 15th Actual price: USD $31,250.
  17. Heritage Auctions Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Snow White and Woodland Creatures Production Cel and Master Background Setup on April 10th Actual price: USD $29,875.
  18. Beaussant Lefevre Oban tate-e de la série "Meisho Edo hyakkei", les cent vues d'Edo, planche "Le temple Ekoin, le quartier de Ryogoku et le pont Moto Yanagi". on April 10th Actual price: USD $29,700.
  19. Heritage Auctions What's Opera, Doc? Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd Production Cel on April 10th Actual price: USD $28,680.
  20. Bonhams The Sound and the Fury. on April 13th Actual price: USD 27500.0.
  21. Bonhams Autograph letter signed "A.A. Lovelace," on April 13th Actual price: USD $27,500.
  22. Swann Galleries Log of the Mexican schooner Bravo while attempting to suppress the Texan Revolution. on April 14th Actual price: USD $27,500.
  23. Charlton Hall Pair J&W Cary 21-inch terrestrial and celestial library globes circa 1790 and 1825 on April 11th Actual price: USD $25,200.
  24. Doyle New York Three language ship’s papers signed, countersigned by Thomas Jefferson. on April 15th Actual price: USD $25,000.
  25. Swann Galleries In Congress, July 4th 1776. The Unanimous Declaration of the Thirteen United States of America. on April 14th Actual price: USD $25,000.


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

Beaussant Lefevre. Asia - Prints on April 10th: 191.01%
Bonhams. FINE BOOKS AND MANUSCRIPTS INCLUDING THE HIDDEN WARTIME MANUSCRIPT OF ALAN TURING on April 13th: 136.92%
Doyle New York. Rare Books, Maps and Autographs on April 15th: 125.04%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Prints on April 10th: 119.50%
Swann Galleries. Printed and Manuscript Americana on April 14th: 118.90%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Transport Sale on April 16th: 115.73%


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

National Book Auctions. Civil War, RR, Incunabulum, etc. on April 12th: 100.00%
Carlsen Gallery. "Spring Fling" ANTIQUE AUCTION - Prints on April 12th: 100.00%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Transport Sale on April 16th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Animation Art on April 10th: 99.04%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 4/5 on April 12th: 98.48%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 4/5 on April 12th: 96.05%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Prints on April 10th: 94.03%
Charlton Hall. 86 Anniversary Auction - Books and Prints on April 11th: 91.30%
Doyle New York. Rare Books, Maps and Autographs on April 15th: 87.78%
Swann Galleries. Printed and Manuscript Americana on April 14th: 87.47%


21 total sales reported this week:

National Book Auctions. Civil War, RR, Incunabulum, etc. on April 12th: 100.00%
Carlsen Gallery. "Spring Fling" ANTIQUE AUCTION - Prints on April 12th: 100.00%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Islamic, Indian & Oriental Art, Photography 1850-2000 on April 17th: 63.76%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Prints on April 10th: 94.03%
PBA Galleries. Fine Literature with Science Fiction and Detective Fiction on April 16th: 71.36%
Beaussant Lefevre. Asia - Prints on April 10th: 75.00%
Charlton Hall. 86 Anniversary Auction - Books and Prints on April 11th: 91.30%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 4/9 on April 16th: 77.42%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Bibliophile on April 16th: 70.40%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Transport Sale on April 16th: 100.00%
Binoche et Giquello. Ancient and Modern Books on April 9th: 39.27%
Michaans Auctions. Estate Auction on April 11th: 66.67%
Doyle New York. Rare Books, Maps and Autographs on April 15th: 87.78%
Swann Galleries. Printed and Manuscript Americana on April 14th: 87.47%
Bruun Rasmussen. Modern and Contemporary Prints on April 14th: 76.56%
Bruun Rasmussen. Old Master Prints on April 13th: 60.00%
Bonhams. FINE BOOKS AND MANUSCRIPTS INCLUDING THE HIDDEN WARTIME MANUSCRIPT OF ALAN TURING on April 13th: 63.37%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Pictures and Prints on April 10th: 58.59%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 4/5 on April 12th: 96.05%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 4/5 on April 12th: 98.48%
Heritage Auctions. Animation Art on April 10th: 99.04%

For the week ahead 7 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Apr. 20th
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. American History - Online bidstart 4/9. 290 lots
Sothebys. New York. Sotheby's Designer Showhouse. 52 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Western Prospects: Discovering Americana & Numismatics (session 5). 589 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Old Master Prints. 9 lots

Tue. Apr. 21st
Bonhams. San Francisco. Prints and Multiples. 255 lots
Tooveys. West Sussex. Antiquarian and Collectors Books. 316 lots
Paige Auction. Portland. Magic of Collection - Prints, Ephemera. 87 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Western Prospects: Discovering Americana & Numismatics (session 6). 553 lots
Bonhams. New York. Space History. 145 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 102 lots

Wed. Apr. 22nd
Christies. London -South Kensington. Prints and Multiples. 305 lots
Tooveys. West Sussex. Prints. 55 lots
Ader. PARIS. Judaica. 36 lots

Thu. Apr. 23rd
Christies. New York. Prints and Multiples. 282 lots
Freemans. Philadelphia. Books, Maps and Manuscripts. 575 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 4/16. 361 lots
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Cape Town. Books - Internet Bidstart 4/16. 429 lots
Christies. London -South Kensington. Travel, Science and Natural History. 64 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Space Exploration - online bidstart 4/16. 334 lots
Rossini. Paris. Prints.

Fri. Apr. 24th
Romantic Agony Book and Print Auctions. Brussels. Books and Prints. 1251 lots
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. 75172 Pforzheim. Books, Autographs and Prints. 6420 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Photography and Prints. 141 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Prints and Editions. 146 lots

Sat. Apr. 25th
Kolbe and Fanning Numismatic Booksellers. Gahanna. Numismatic Books. 376 lots
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Property from the Oprah Winfrey Collection. 10 lots
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Prints, Books. 33 lots

Sun. Apr. 26th
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints and Multiples. 60 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 4/19.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 4/19.

 

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

 

  • <b>Sotheby’s London: Travel, Atlases, Maps & Natural History. 9 May 2017. Viewing 5 – 8 May.</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s London, 9 May:</b> Ackermann, Rudolph—Uwins, Thomas. A collection of 240 drawings for Rudolph Ackermann's <i>Repository of Arts</i> magazine, 1809-1828. £20,000 – 30,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London, 9 May:</b> Blaeu, Willem Janszoon, and Joan. <i>Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, Sive Atlas Novus in Quo Tabulae et Descriptiones Omnium Regionum.</i> 1640-1654. £100,000 – 150,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London, 9 May:</b> Mercator, Gerard and Jodocus Hondius. <i>L’Atlas ou Méditations Cosmographiques de la Fabrique du Monde et Figure Diceluy.</i> 1613. £60,000 – 80,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London: Travel, Atlases, Maps & Natural History. 9 May 2017. Viewing 5 – 8 May.</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s London, 9 May:</b> Speed, John. <i>The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britain, Presenting an Exact Geography of the Kingdom of England, Scotland, Ireland and the Isles Adjoyning...</i> £100,000 – 150,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London, 9 May:</b> Wit, Frederick De. [General Atlas], With The Engraved Title For Atlas Maior. Amsterdam, [C.1688-1696]. £50,000 – 70,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London, 9 May:</b> Kuntz, Joh. Rudolph. <i>[Abbildungen Königlich Württembergischer Gestütts-Pferde von Orientalischen Racen.</I> Stuttgart: Ebner 1823–1824]. £30,000 – 40,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London: Travel, Atlases, Maps & Natural History. 9 May 2017. Viewing 5 – 8 May.</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s London, 9 May:</b> Lawrence, T.E. Ivory Silk Thawb, Or Under-Robe, Presented by Lawrence of Arabia to a family friend. £10,000 – 15,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London, 9 May:</b> Blaeu, Joan. <i>Archipelagus Orientalis Sive Asiaticus</i>. Amsterdam: Joan Blaeu, [1659]. £200,000 – 250,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London, 9 May:</b> Blaeu, Joan. <i>Asiae Descriptio Novissima</i>. Amsterdam: Joan Blaeu, [1659]. £60,000 – 80,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London: Travel, Atlases, Maps & Natural History. 9 May 2017. Viewing 5 – 8 May.</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s London, 9 May:</b> Japanese bird paintings—(Rinchô Zu). A Pair Of Painted Scrolls of Birds. [Japan, Late 18th Or Early 19th Century]. £25,000 – 35,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London, 9 May:</b> Huang, Qianren. Da Qing Wannian Yitong Tianxia Quantu [Complete Map of the Whole Unified Country of the Great Qing]. [1803]. £80,000 – 120,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London, 9 May:</b> Sôkaku or Ryôsei Jôkei. Da Ming Sheng Tu, [Map of (China Under) The Great Ming Dynasty]. (1691 Or 1711). £80,000 – 120,000
  • <b>Ketterer Kunst Hamburg, Rare Books Auction on May 22</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 22:</b><br>Book of hours, manuscript on vellum. Around 1520. Est: € 15,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 22:</b><br>H. Schedel, <i>Liber chronicarum</i>. 1493. Est: € 60,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 22:</b><br><i> Biblia germanica</i>. 1475/1476.<br>Est: € 140,000
    <b>Ketterer Kunst Hamburg, Rare Books Auction on May 22</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 22:</b><br>A. Ortelius, <i>Theatrum orbis terrarum</i>. 1574. Est: € 26,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 22:</b><br>L. de Varthema, <i>Die ritterlich und lobwirdig Rays</i>. 1515. Est: € 15,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 22:</b><br>J. H. van Linschoten, <i>His Discours of Voyages</i>. 1598. Est: € 70,000
    <b>Ketterer Kunst Hamburg, Rare Books Auction on May 22</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 22:</b><br>J. G. Stedman, <i>Narrative of Surinam</i>. 1806. Est: € 8,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 22:</b><br>A. von Menzel, <i>Armeewerk Friedrichs d. Gr.</i> 1850-1860. Est: € 50,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 22:</b><br>G. Heym, <i>Umbra Vitae</i>. 1924.<br>Est: € 8,000
    <b>Ketterer Kunst Hamburg, Rare Books Auction on May 22</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 22:</b><br>Master binding by G. Levitzky. 1914. Est: € 2,500
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 22:</b><br>R. Char, <i>A la santé du serpent</i>. 1954. Est: € 8,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 22:</b><br>Nam June Paik, <i>Fluxus Testament</i>. 1975. Est: € 18,000
  • <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