• <b>Bonhams: Fine Books and Manuscripts. June 12, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> Ortelius. Theatrum orbis terrarum. Antwerp, 1570. FIRST EDITION. $50,000 to $80,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> Shakespeare, William. The Tragedie of Julius Caesar. London, 1623. 1st appearance in print, Complete from the First Folio. $50,000 to $70,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> Ernst, Max. Mr. Knife and Miss Fork. Paris, 1932. DELUXE EDITION. $12,000 to $18,000
    <b>Bonhams: Fine Books and Manuscripts. June 12, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> Cage, John. Autograph musical leaf from his Concert for Piano and Orchestra, NY, 1958. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> Einstein, Albert. Signed Passport Photo for his US citizenship application. Bermuda, 1935. $8,000 to $12,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> Verard, Antoine. Illuminated printed Book of Hours. Paris, 1507. $8,000 to $12,000
    <b>Bonhams: Fine Books and Manuscripts. June 12, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> Wetterkurzschlussel. German Weather Report Codebook - for Enigma use. Berlin, 1942. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> Morelos y Pavon, Jose Maria. Autograph letter signed to El Virrey Venegas, February 5, 1812. $7,000 to $10,000
    <b>Bonhams: Fine Books and Manuscripts. June 12, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> Milne, A.A. Complete set of Winnie-the-Pooh books. 4 volumes. All first issue points. London, 1924-1928. $6,000 to $9,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> A 48-star American Flag, battle worn flown at Guadalcanal and Peleliu, 1942-1944. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> Locke, John. Autograph Letter Signed mourning the death of his friend, William Molyneaux, 2 pp, October 27, 1698. $7,000 to $10,000
  • <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
  • <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>Swann Auction Galleries June 21:</b> Thomas Paine, Autograph Letter Signed to Ira Allen, on a rendezvous at the Boston–a Paris café for political exiles, 1790s. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 21:</b> Paul Revere, Autograph Document Signed, certifying the discharge of a captain from his regiment, 1779. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 21:</b> Pay order to express rider Jonathan Park to warn Congress of arriving British warships, 1776. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 21:</b> Thomas Jefferson, Autograph Letter Signed to Thomas Sim Lee, stating that the government is not authorized to intervene in the Citizen Genêt affair, 1793. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 21:</b> George Washington, Letter Signed to Nathanael Greene, suggesting a way to obtain money for the Continental Army, 1780. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 21:</b> Andrew Jackson, Autograph Letter Signed to Senator John H. Eaton, on the Seminole Wars & Spain’s duplicity, 1819. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 21:</b> Harry S. Truman, Photograph Signed and Inscribed, showing a false newspaper headline about the 1948 presidential election. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 21:</b> Benjamin Franklin, vellum Document Signed, as President of the Supreme Executive Council of PA, 1786. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 21:</b> Henry Dearborn, two Autograph Manuscript items including a drawing of Bunker’s Hill, unsigned, 1818. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 21:</b> Andrew Jackson, <i>A New Map of the United States,</i> lithograph, circa 1828. $3,000 to $4,000.

Auction Update Review

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39 Auctions Archived, 23 Upcoming This Week

 For the week ended Saturday May 2nd 39 sales were archived to the RBH database; 17 denominated in euros, 4 in British pounds, 1 in Mexican pesos, and 17 in US dollars.  Turnover was $14,336,800 as 13,814 lots were offered and 9,531 sold for a 69% success rate.  To paraphrase Mae West, it was an up and down week.

4 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Sothebys. Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History on April 30th: $3,197,299
Swann Galleries. Old Master Through Modern Prints on April 29th: $3,168,880
Christies. Books and Manuscripts on April 27th: $1,298,784
Doyle New York. Prints and Multiples on April 28th: $1,008,116

The Arader Galleries Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys MANUSCRIPT FLORILEGIUM. on April 30th Actual price: USD $636,020.
  2. Bonhams Winter Sunrise, Sierra Nevada from Lone Pine, California on April 28th Actual price: USD $179,000.
  3. Sothebys SNOWY OWL, STRIX NYCTIA (PLATE CXXI) on April 30th Actual price: USD $163,625.
  4. Sothebys A MONOGRAPH OF TROCHILIDAE OR FAMILY OF HUMMING BIRDS. on April 30th Actual price: USD $144,375.
  5. Swann Galleries Yellow House, Lannion on April 29th Actual price: USD $125,000. ARader Auction Galleries
  6. Swann Galleries Ross Winans on April 29th Actual price: USD $118,750.
  7. Galerie Bassenge Widmungsexemplar für Malwida von Meysenbug Nietzsche, Friedrich. on April 17th Actual price: USD $117,720.
  8. Bonhams Maroon Bells, near Aspen Colorado on April 28th Actual price: USD $112,500.
  9. Sothebys THREE WATERCOLOURS OF THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE. on April 30th Actual price: USD $105,875.
  10. Swann Galleries Nocturne: Palaces on April 29th Actual price: USD $100,000.
  11. Sothebys MONUMENTI DELL'EGITTO E DELLA NUBIA. on April 30th Actual price: USD $96,250.
  12. Galerie Bassenge HANDSCHRIFTEN UND EINZELBLÄTTER Biblia latina vulgata. on April 16th Actual price: USD $94,176.
  13. Christies Astronomique discours, par Jaques Bassantin Escossois. on April 27th Actual price: USD $94,050.
  14. Christies In quattuor Aristotilis Metheororum libros Expositio. on April 27th Actual price: USD $94,050.
  15. Swann Galleries Christ Carrying the Cross: the Large Plate on April 29th Actual price: USD $93,750.
  16. Sothebys THE GRETE HERBALL THE GRETE HERBALL WHICH GEVETH PARFYT KNOWLEGE AND UNDERSTANDYNG OF ALL MANER OF HERBES... on April 30th Actual price: USD $86,625.
  17. Sothebys PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN PRIVATE COLLECTOR EDWARDS, ST JULIAN HUGH (ATTRIBUTED TO), AND OTHERS? ALBUM OF 60 PHOTOGRAPHS OF AMOY AND VICINITY. on April 30th Actual price: USD $77,000.
  18. Sothebys A COLLECTION OF OVER 600 WATERCOLOUR DRAWINGS AND SKETCHES OF KENT CHURCHES, CASTLES, AND MONUMENTS, TOGETHER WITH 5 POCKET SKETCHBOOKS. on April 30th Actual price: USD $77,000.
  19. Sothebys THE BIRDS OF GREAT BRITAIN. on April 30th Actual price: USD $77,000.
  20. Sothebys CHINA. on April 30th Actual price: USD $73,150.
  21. Sothebys CORRECTED MANUSCRIPT OF "LES MEMOIRES DU GENERAL COMTE DE HARRSCH...COMMANDANT EN CHEF POUR LA MAJESTÉ IMPLE ET CATHOLE A FRIBOURG EN BRISGAU & C, ESCRITS DEPUIS SA NAISSANCE, IUSQU'EN M.DCC.XIII". on April 30th Actual price: USD $73,150.
  22. Bloomsbury Auctions Map of Singapore Town, shewing building allotments & registered numbers of crown leases on April 30th Actual price: USD $72,565.
  23. Christies Les Jeux de la poupée. Illustrés de textes par Paul Éluard. on April 27th Actual price: USD $63,690.
  24. Swann Galleries Woolworth Building (The Dance) on April 29th Actual price: USD $62,500.
  25. Sothebys A DESCRIPTIVE ALBUM OF PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE COUNTRY AND PEOPLE OF SARAWAK. on April 30th Actual price: USD $61,600.


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

Neret Minet and Tessier. Prints on April 22nd: 158.35%
Galerie Bassenge. Literature of the 17th - 19th Century on April 17th: 122.15%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Western Prospects: Discovering Americana & Numismatics (session 6) on April 21st: 121.87%
Doyle New York. Prints and Multiples on April 28th: 118.32%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Books and Works on Paper on April 30th: 102.29%

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

Bloomsbury Auctions. Interiors: Day 1 - Prints on April 28th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 4/19 on April 26th: 99.35%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 4/19 on April 26th: 97.25%
Neret Minet and Tessier. Prints on April 22nd: 94.74%
Clars Auction Gallery. Prints and Multiples on April 26th: 91.67%
Doyle New York. Prints and Multiples on April 28th: 90.29%
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Property from the Oprah Winfrey Collection on April 25th: 90.00%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Western Prospects: Discovering Americana & Numismatics (session 2) on April 11th: 89.86%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Western Prospects: Discovering Americana & Numismatics (session 6) on April 21st: 86.62%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Western Prospects: Discovering Americana & Numismatics (session 4) on April 18th: 82.18%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Western Prospects: Discovering Americana & Numismatics (session 1) on April 10th: 80.67%

39 total sales reported this week:

Sothebys. Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History on April 30th: 69.77%
PIASA. Limited Editions on April 29th: 40.33%
ALDE. Binders, Books on April 29th: 70.03%
Artcurial. Sailing - Posters, ephemera on April 29th: 33.33%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 4/23 on April 30th: 77.67%
Kolbe and Fanning Numismatic Booksellers. Numismatic Books on April 25th: 31.12%
Doyle New York. Prints and Multiples on April 28th: 90.29%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Books and Works on Paper on April 30th: 70.88%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Interiors: Day 1 - Prints on April 28th: 100.00%
Swann Galleries. Old Master Through Modern Prints on April 29th: 71.74%
Bonhams. The World War II 70th Anniversary Sale on April 29th: 33.71%
Bonhams. Photographs on April 28th: 59.81%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on April 28th: 68.18%
Clars Auction Gallery. Prints and Multiples on April 26th: 91.67%
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Books - Internet Bidstart 4/16 on April 23rd: 45.22%
Romantic Agony Book and Print Auctions. Books and Prints on April 25th: 66.19%
Christies. Around the World on April 28th: 46.88%
Christies. Books and Manuscripts on April 27th: 59.70%
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Property from the Oprah Winfrey Collection on April 25th: 90.00%
Neret Minet and Tessier. Militaria on April 24th: 65.43%
Neret Minet and Tessier. Prints on April 22nd: 94.74%
Auctionata. Prints and Editions on April 24th: 38.36%
Auctionata. Photography and Prints on April 24th: 36.88%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 4/19 on April 26th: 97.25%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 4/19 on April 26th: 99.35%
OSENAT. The Empire at Fontainebleau on April 12th: 62.77%
Morton Casa de Subastas. Books and Antiquarian Documents on April 23rd: 47.22%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Western Prospects: Discovering Americana & Numismatics (session 6) on April 21st: 86.62%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Western Prospects: Discovering Americana & Numismatics (session 5) on April 20th: 75.55%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Western Prospects: Discovering Americana & Numismatics (session 4) on April 18th: 82.18%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Western Prospects: Discovering Americana & Numismatics (session 3) on April 17th: 77.03%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Western Prospects: Discovering Americana & Numismatics (session 1) on April 10th: 80.67%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Western Prospects: Discovering Americana & Numismatics (session 2) on April 11th: 89.86%
Galerie Bassenge. Modern Literature on April 18th: 61.62%
Galerie Bassenge. Autographs on April 17th: 65.50%
Galerie Bassenge. Literature of the 17th - 19th Century on April 17th: 58.10%
Galerie Bassenge. Rare Prints on April 16th: 61.26%
Galerie Bassenge. Valuable Books on April 16th: 46.78%
ALDE. LIBRARY OF AMADEO DELAUNET Y ESNAOLA II on April 18th: 65.39%

For the week ahead 23 sales are scheduled:

Mon. May. 4th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Doodle for Hunger Illustration Art Auction Benefiting St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelter. 43 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Old Master Prints. 13 lots

Tue. May. 5th
Tajan. Paris. Photographs. 170 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Books. 206 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 90 lots

Wed. May. 6th
Heritage Auctions. Beverly Hills. Illustration Art. 519 lots
Aguttes. Neuilly-sur-Seine . Old Books and Paper. 437 lots
Tajan. Paris. Rive Gauche. 27 lots
Lyon and Turnbull. Edinburgh. Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Photographs. 357 lots

Thu. May. 7th
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Fine Books and Manuscripts. 396 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Modernist Posters. 309 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 4/30. 267 lots
Rago Arts and Auctions. Lambertville. Fine Art and Post War Contemporary. 244 lots

Fri. May. 8th
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Lancaster. Rare and Used Books. 502 lots
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Pictures and Prints. 109 lots

Sat. May. 9th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Americana, Political. 444 lots
Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH. Berlin-Schoneberg. Rare Books, Prints and Photographs. 630 lots
Mid Hudson Auction Galleries. Cornwall-on-Hudson, . Seymour Stein Antique Advertisements. 899 lots
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . Estate Sale - Books and Prints. 62 lots

Sun. May. 10th
Mid Hudson Auction Galleries. Cornwall-on-Hudson, . Seymour Stein Collection: Part 3.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 1/115/3.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 5/3.

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>
  • <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