• <b>Cowan’s Auctions: American History - Premier Auction. June 22, 2018</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> General George Custer's Officer, James McLean Steele, 1868-1869 Diary. $30,000 - $50,000
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> Exceptionally Rare Anti-Slavery Broadside, “A Crusade Against Slavery”. $4,000 - $6,000
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> Revolutionary War General Richard Montgomery, Exceptionally Rare War-Date ANS. $4,000 - $6,000
    <b>Cowan’s Auctions: American History - Premier Auction. June 22, 2018</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> Albumen Photograph of the "Scouts of the Plains," from Cody's Personal Collection. $8,000 - $10,000
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> Jefferson Davis, CDV, Signed and Dated to his Imprisonment in Fortress Monroe. $4,000 - $6,000
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> Robert E. Lee, CDV Signed Twice. $2,000 - $4,000
    <b>Cowan’s Auctions: American History - Premier Auction. June 22, 2018</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> “Si Clack: Co. Q, 100th Indiana Vols.,” Written & Illustrated by Civil War Veteran, P.M. Radford. $2,500 - $3,500
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> General Meade Inspecting the 5th Corps, Civil War-Era Sketch by Alfred R. Waud. $2,000 - $3,000
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> Rare Huey Newton Black Panther Party Poster. $3,000 - $5,000
    <b>Cowan’s Auctions: American History - Premier Auction. June 22, 2018</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> Lloyd's New Political Chart, 1861. $800 - $1,200
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> William J. Ferguson, “Our American Cousin” Cast Member, Lincoln Assassination Archive. $8,000 - $10,000
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> Albert Einstein, Signed Photograph in his Favorite Leather Jacket. $2,000 - $4,000
  • <center><b>TIMED ONLINE AUCTION<br>June 11 - 25, 2018</b></center>
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> ACCADEMIA ERCOLANENSE DI ARCHEOLOGIA. <i>Ornati delle Pareti</i>, Naples 1796. £2,000 to £3,000
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> AMERICAS. <i>Il Gazzettiere Americano…</i>, Livorno, 1763. £2,000 to £3,000
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> BARROW, John. <i>Travels in China…</i>, London, 1804. £600 to £800
    <center><b>TIMED ONLINE AUCTION<br>June 11 - 25, 2018</b></center>
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> BENOIST, Felix. <i>Album de L'Ile de Jersey</i>…, Paris & Nantes, 1870. £1,500 to £2,000
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> GAIL, Wilhelm. <i>Erinnerungen aus Spanien,</i> Munchen, [ca. 1837]. £1,800 to £2,200
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> HANCARVILLE, Pierre d'. <i>Recherches sur l'origine…,</i> London, Appleyard, 1785. £1,5000 to £2,000
    <center><b>TIMED ONLINE AUCTION<br>June 11 - 25, 2018</b></center>
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> HULLEY, T. <i>Six Views of Cheltenham.</i> London, R. Ackerman, 1813. £800 to £1,200
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> JEFFERSON, Thomas. <i>Notes on the state of Virginia</i>…, London, 1787. £12,000 to £18,000
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> LEWIS, John F. <i>Lewis's illustrations of Constantinople…,</i> London, McLean, 1837. £3,000 to £4,000
    <center><b>TIMED ONLINE AUCTION<br>June 11 - 25, 2018</b></center>
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> MARQUARD, Johann. <i>Tractatus politico-juridicus,</i> Frankfurt, 1662. £1,800 to £2,200
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> MAUND, Benjamin. <i>The botanic garden,</i> London, 1825-42. £1,500 to £2,000
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> Willughby, Francis; John Ray (ed.). <i>Ornithologiæ libri tres</i>. London, John Martyn, 1676. £1,500 to £2,000
  • <b>Sotheby’s Online, June 18 - 28:</b> Lewis, Meriwether, and William Clark. <i>History of the Expedition Under the Command of Captains Lewis and Clark, To the Sources of the Missouri…</i> 1814, first edition. $100,000 to $150,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, June 18 - 28:</b> Poe, Edgar Allan. <i>Tales.</i> New York: Wiley And Putnam, 1845. First edition, first printing, first issue. $70,000 to $100,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, June 18 - 28:</b> Dürer, Albrecht, and Johann Stabius. [Map of the World as a Sphere.] [Vienna,] 1781 (From Woodblocks Cut In 1515). $120,000 to $180,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, June 18 - 28:</b> Ferdinand, Franz — Lala Deen Dayal [Photographer]. VISIT OF H.I. & H.R. THE ARCHDUKE FRANZ FERDINAND OF AUSTRIA ESTE TO HYDERABAD (DECCAN), JANUARY 1893. $4,000 to $6,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, June 18 - 28:</b> Lincoln, Abraham. Manuscript Letter Signed ("Yours Truly A. Lincoln") as Sixteenth President to Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles Regarding William Johnson. $200,000 to $300,000
  • <b>Bonhams: September 25, New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>The Tragedie of Julius Caesar.</i> London, 1623. 1st appearance in print, Complete from the First Folio. Sold for $175,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Ernst, Max. <i>Mr. Knife and Miss Fork</i>. Paris, 1932. DELUXE EDITION. Sold for $15,625
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Cage, John. Autograph musical leaf from his Concert for Piano and Orchestra, NY, 1958. Sold for $18,750
    <b>Bonhams: September 25, New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Einstein, Albert. Signed Passport Photo for his US citizenship application. Bermuda, 1935. Sold for $17,500
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Verard, Antoine. Illuminated printed Book of Hours. Paris, 1507. Sold for $7,500
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Wetterkurzschlussel. German Weather Report Codebook - for Enigma use. Berlin, 1942. Sold for $225,000
    <b>Bonhams: September 25, New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Morelos y Pavon, Jose Maria. Autograph letter signed to El Virrey Venegas, February 5, 1812. Sold for $6,250
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Milne, A.A. Complete set of <i>Winnie-the-Pooh</i> books. 4 volumes. All first issue points. London, 1924-1928. Sold for $5,250
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> A 48-star American Flag, battle worn flown at Guadalcanal and Peleliu, 1942-1944. Sold for $35,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Locke, John. Autograph Letter Signed mourning the death of his friend, William Molyneaux, 2 pp, October 27, 1698. Sold for $20,000

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>19th Century Shop:</b> Charles Darwin on sexuality and the transmission of hereditary characteristics: Autograph Letter Signed to Lawson Tait. Down, 17 January [1877].
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> MILTON, JOHN. <i>Paradise Lost. A Poem written in ten books.</i> London: 1667. A very rare example with the contemporary binding untouched and with a 1667 title page.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Hamilton secures the ratification of the Constitution: <i>The Debates and Proceedings of the Convention of the State of New-York, assembled at Poughkeespsie, on the 17th June, 1788.</i>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> The social contract “Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains”: ROUSSEAU, JEAN-JACQUES. <i>Principes du Droit Politique [Du Contract Social]</i>. Amsterdam: Michel Rey, 1762
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> “The first English textbook on geometrical land-measurement and surveying”: BENESE, RICHARD. <i>This Boke Sheweth the Maner of Measurynge All Maner of Lande…</i>
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Luis de Lucena, <i>Arte de Ajedres,</i> first edition of the earliest extant manual on modern chess, Salamanca, circa 1496-97. Sold for $68,750.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Carte-de-visite album with 83 images of prominent African Americans & abolitionists, circa 1860s. Sold for $47,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Gustav Klimt, <i>Das Werk,</i> Vienna & Leipzig, 1918. Sold for $106,250.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Man Ray, <i>[London Transport] – Keeps London Going,</i> 1938. Sold for $149,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Thomas Jefferson, Letter Signed, to Major-General Nathanael Greene, promising reinforcements against Cornwallis, 1781. Sold for $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Nicolas de Fer, <i>L’Amerique Divisee Selon Letendue de ses Principales Parties,</i> Paris, 1713. Sold for $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Russell H. Tandy, <i>The Secret in the Old Attic,</i> watercolor, pencil & ink, 1944. Sold for $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Ernest Hemingway, <i>Three Stories & Ten Poems,</i> first edition of the author's first book, Paris, 1923. Sold for $23,750.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Walker Evans, <i>River Rouge Plant,</i> silver print, 1947. Sold for $57,500.