• <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
  • <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>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

Auction Update Review

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28 Auctions Reported, 29 Upcoming this Week

 For the week ended Saturday April 25th 28 auctions were archived to the RBH database; 6 in euros, 4 in British pounds and 18 in US dollars.  Turnover $17,823,240 as 6,825 lots were offered and 5,346 sold for a 78% success rate.  It was another strong week.

4 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars:

Christies. Prints and Multiples on April 24th: $8,346,875
Arader Galleries. Age of European and American Exploration on April 18th: $2,426,982
Bonhams. Prints and Multiples on April 21st: $2,021,687
Christies. Prints and Multiples on April 22nd: $1,095,531

The Arader Galleries Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Christies Andy Mouse on April 24th Actual price: USD $629,000.
  2. Christies Endangered Species on April 24th Actual price: USD $557,000.
  3. Christies Ads the complete set of ten screenprints on April 24th Actual price: USD $449,000.
  4. Arader Galleries Geographie opus nouissima traductione e Grecorum on April 18th Actual price: USD $329,400.
  5. Arader Galleries Portrait of Abraham Ortelius on April 18th Actual price: USD $305,000. ARader Auction Galleries
  6. Christies Cowboys and Indians on April 24th Actual price: USD $281,000.
  7. Arader Galleries Theatrum Orbis Terrarum. Antwerp: Officina Plantiniana, on April 18th Actual price: USD $213,500.
  8. Arader Galleries Snowy Owl, Plate 121 on April 18th Actual price: USD $198,250.
  9. Christies Superman, from Myths on April 24th Actual price: USD $197,000.
  10. Christies House Tops on April 24th Actual price: USD $197,000.
  11. Christies Reflections on Crash, from Reflections on April 24th Actual price: USD $155,000.
  12. Christies Nature morte sous la Lampe on April 24th Actual price: USD $149,000.
  13. Christies An English 15-inch Armillary Sphere on April 23rd Actual price: USD $121,555.
  14. Christies Pay Attention on April 24th Actual price: USD $118,750.
  15. Christies Twelve Maquettes of Stained Glass Windows for Jerusalem on April 24th Actual price: USD $118,750.
  16. Bonhams Bull Profile Series 6 on April 21st Actual price: USD $112,500.
  17. Arader Galleries Grosser Atlas uber die gantze Welt. on April 18th Actual price: USD $109,800.
  18. Bonhams Growing Series I-V 5 on April 21st Actual price: USD $108,750.
  19. Christies Moonwalk: one plate on April 24th Actual price: USD $106,250.
  20. Christies L'homme à la fraise on April 24th Actual price: USD $106,250.
  21. Christies The Cat Boat on April 24th Actual price: USD $106,250.
  22. Arader Galleries Atlas Minor, Sive Geographia Compendiosa Qua Orbis ... on April 18th Actual price: USD $103,700.
  23. Christies Ten Landscapes on April 24th Actual price: USD $100,000.
  24. Christies Jacqueline on April 24th Actual price: USD $100,000.
  25. Christies Le Repas Frugal, from La Suite des Saltimbanques on April 24th Actual price: USD $100,000.


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

Alaska Auction. April 18th Auction - Prints, Ephemera on April 18th: 1383.29%
Ader. Judaica on April 22nd: 184.09%
Beaussant Lefevre. Works of Art - Prints on April 17th: 178.57%
ALDE. LIBRARY OF AMADEO DELAUNET Y ESNAOLA I on April 17th: 106.65%


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

Aspire Auctions. Printed Art - Internet bidstart 4/10 on April 18th: 100.00%
Alaska Auction. April 18th Auction - Prints, Ephemera on April 18th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 4/12 on April 19th: 99.58%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 4/12 on April 19th: 97.72%
Ader. Judaica on April 22nd: 91.67%
Freemans. Books, Maps and Manuscripts on April 23rd: 90.43%
Paige Auction. Magic of Collection - Prints, Ephemera on April 21st: 87.36%
Arader Galleries. Age of European and American Exploration on April 18th: 87.10%
Cowans Auctions. American History - Online bidstart 4/9 on April 20th: 86.21%
Beaussant Lefevre. Works of Art - Prints on April 17th: 85.71%
Tooveys. Antiquarian and Collectors Books on April 21st: 83.86%
Bruun Rasmussen. Modern and Contemporary Prints on April 21st: 83.33%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 4/16 on April 23rd: 81.44%
Christies. Prints and Multiples on April 24th: 80.85%


28 total sales reported this week:

Christies. Travel, Science and Natural History on April 23rd: 59.38%
Christies. Prints and Multiples on April 24th: 80.85%
Galerie Bassenge. Geography on April 15th: 56.01%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 4/16 on April 23rd: 81.44%
Freemans. Books, Maps and Manuscripts on April 23rd: 90.43%
ALDE. LIBRARY OF AMADEO DELAUNET Y ESNAOLA I on April 17th: 71.07%
Ader. Judaica on April 22nd: 91.67%
Alaska Auction. April 18th Auction - Prints, Ephemera on April 18th: 100.00%
Aspire Auctions. Printed Art - Internet bidstart 4/10 on April 18th: 100.00%
Paige Auction. Magic of Collection - Prints, Ephemera on April 21st: 87.36%
Tooveys. Prints on April 22nd: 76.36%
Tooveys. Antiquarian and Collectors Books on April 21st: 83.86%
Arader Galleries. Age of European and American Exploration on April 18th: 87.10%
Cowans Auctions. American History - Online bidstart 4/9 on April 20th: 86.21%
Christies. Prints and Multiples on April 22nd: 69.84%
Bruun Rasmussen. Modern and Contemporary Prints on April 21st: 83.33%
Bruun Rasmussen. Old Master Prints on April 20th: 77.78%
RR Auction. Fine Autographs and Artifacts - bidstart 3/22 on April 15th: 58.56%
Bonhams. Space History on April 21st: 46.21%
Bonhams. Prints and Multiples on April 21st: 78.04%
Sothebys. Sotheby's Designer Showhouse on April 20th: 53.85%
Beaussant Lefevre. Works of Art - Prints on April 17th: 85.71%
Neal Auction Company. Spring Estates Auction Day 3 on April 19th: 60.38%
Neal Auction Company. Spring Estates Auction Day 2 on April 18th: 70.97%
Neal Auction Company. Spring Estates Auction Day 1 on April 17th: 66.67%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 4/12 on April 19th: 97.72%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 4/12 on April 19th: 99.58%
Heritage Auctions. Entertainment and Music Auction on April 19th: 76.01%


For the week ahead 29 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Apr. 27th
Christies. Paris. Books and Manuscripts. 201 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 88 lots

Tue. Apr. 28th
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Interiors: Day 1 - Prints. 4 lots
Doyle New York. New York. Prints and Multiples. 206 lots
Rossini. Paris. Autographs and Photographs. 24 lots
Bonhams. New York. Photographs. 107 lots
Sheppards Irish Auction House. Durrow. Prints. 20 lots
Christies. London -South Kensington. Around the World. 32 lots
Rossini. Paris. Prints. 120 lots

Wed. Apr. 29th
Bonhams. New York. The World War II 70th Anniversary Sale. 175 lots
PIASA. Paris. Limited Editions. 181 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Old Master Through Modern Prints. 605 lots
ALDE. Paris. Binders, Books. 357 lots
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. Antiquarian and Modern Books. 324 lots
Auctionata. New York. Theme Auction: Icons. 84 lots
Artcurial. Paris. Sailing - Posters, ephemera. 57 lots

Thu. Apr. 30th
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Books and Works on Paper. 285 lots
Sothebys. London. Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History. 258 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 4/23. 318 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Art and Art Reference - Fine Books in All Fields. 102 lots

Fri. May. 1st
Sothebys. New York. Prints. 307 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Asian Arts at Auction. 24 lots
Heritage Auctions. Beverly Hills. The Red Dot Auction Benefiting Chuck Jones Center for Creativity. 208 lots

Sat. May. 2nd
Nosbüsch & Stucke. Berlin. Books. 1231 lots
Knotty Pine Auction Service. West Swanzey. Antique and Estate Book Sale - Session 2: Books. 309 lots
Mid Hudson Auction Galleries. Cornwall-on-Hudson, . Seymour Stein Collection: Part 1. 14 lots

Sun. May. 3rd
Heritage Auctions. New York. Photographs. 217 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 4/26.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 4/26.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <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>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>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