• <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9: Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9:</b> Single leaf from a paper copy of the Gutenberg Bible, Mainz, 1455, in a copy of Newton's <i>A Noble Fragment</i>. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9:</b> Immanuel Kant, <i>Critik der reinen Vernunft</i>, first edition, Riga, 1781. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9:</b> Hans Holbein, <i>The Images of the Old Testament</i>, with 94 woodcut illustrations, first edition in English, Lyon, 1549. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9: Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9:</b> Samuel Johnson, <i>A Dictionary of the English Language</i>, first edition, London, 1755. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9:</b><br>John Milton, <i>Paradise Lost</i>, first edition, London, 1668.<br>$6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9:</b> Antonio de Guevara, <i>The Dial of Princes</i>, London, 1568.<br>$3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9: Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9:</b> <i>Oraciones de los SS. Mysterios Gloriosos y Dolorosos</i>, manuscript in Spanish, Brussels, 1676.<br>$3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9:</b><br>Jan Nieuhoff, et al., <i>An Embassy from the East-India Company... to the Grand Tartar Cham, Emperour of China, </i>London, 1671. 4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9:</b> Moses Maimonides, <i>Ha-Higayon... Logica</i>, first edition, Basel, 1527.<br>$800 to $1,200.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9: Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9:</b> Petrus Berchorius, <i>Liber Bibliae moralis</i>, fourth edition of the first volume, Cologne, 1477.<br>$10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9:</b> Niccolò Machiavelli, <i>The Florentine Historie</i>, first edition in English, London, 1595. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9:</b><br>Sir Philip Sidney, <i>The Countesse of Pembrokes Arcadia</i>, third edition, London, 1598. $3,000 to $5,000.
  • <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
  • <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>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

Auction Update Review

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23 Auctions Archived, 40 Auctions Upcoming

For the week ended Saturday 17 May 23 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Transaction database; 4 denominated in euros, 5 in British pounds, and 14 in US dollars.  Turnover was $11,993,199 as 6,136 lots were offered and 4,713 sold for a 77% success rate.

3 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

SothebysContemporary Art Day Auction - Prints on May 13th: $5,775,250 
Heritage AuctionsIllustration Art on May 7th: $2,301,796 
Swann GalleriesContemporary Art on May 12th: $1,213,276 

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

Dominic Winter Book AuctionsMOTORING LITERATURE, AUTOMOBILIA EARLY CYCLING, RAILWAYANA CLOCKS AND SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS on May 15th: 176.73% 

The Arader Galleries Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys A FIX'D INFLEXIBLE SORROW on May 13th Actual price: USD $514,000.
  2. Sothebys KIMIKO POWERS [TWO WORKS] on May 13th Actual price: USD $514,000.
  3. Sothebys SELF-PORTRAITS [TWELVE WORKS] on May 13th Actual price: USD $418,000.
  4. Sothebys UNTITLED (PROVENANCE) on May 13th Actual price: USD $394,000.
  5. Sothebys WARHOL/MARILYN (BLUE) on May 13th Actual price: USD $322,000. ARader Auction Galleries
  6. Sothebys FLOWERS on May 13th Actual price: USD $298,000.
  7. Sothebys SELF PORTRAITS IN DRAG [SIX WORKS] on May 13th Actual price: USD $274,000.
  8. Sothebys UNTITLED FILM STILL #24 on May 13th Actual price: USD $237,500.
  9. Sothebys PRIMA FACIE (FOURTH STATE): STRAINED AND ET CETERA on May 13th Actual price: USD $193,750.
  10. Sothebys STERN 16H 30M/-50° on May 13th Actual price: USD $187,500.
  11. Sothebys CORPSE AND MIRROR (ULAE 169) on May 13th Actual price: USD $187,500.
  12. Sothebys POSTER STUDY FOR "NINE DISCOURSES ON COMMODUS BY CY TWOMBLY AT LEO on May 13th Actual price: USD $187,500.
  13. Sothebys UNTITLED FILM STILL #28 on May 13th Actual price: USD $162,500.
  14. Heritage Auctions High and Shy, Brown & Bigelow calendar illustration, 1950 on May 7th Actual price: USD $161,000.
  15. Sothebys OLYMPIA on May 13th Actual price: USD $150,000.
  16. Sothebys MURDER MYSTERY on May 13th Actual price: USD $150,000.
  17. Sothebys R LICHTENSTEIN, MASTERPIECE 1962 on May 13th Actual price: USD $150,000.
  18. Sothebys UNTITLED FILM STILL #31 on May 13th Actual price: USD $137,500.
  19. Sothebys PUMA INVADER (POSITIVE) on May 13th Actual price: USD $137,500.
  20. Heritage Auctions Mirage, 1982 on May 7th Actual price: USD $131,000.
  21. Sothebys OHNE TITEL VII, UNTITLED VII on May 13th Actual price: USD $125,000.
  22. Sothebys PUMA INVADER (NEGATIVE) on May 13th Actual price: USD $125,000.
  23. Sothebys TAIPEI on May 13th Actual price: USD $106,250.
  24. Sothebys ANDY WARHOL. MARLON. 1963 on May 13th Actual price: USD $100,000.
  25. Heritage Auctions Future-Kill, 1984 on May 7th Actual price: USD $93,750.


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

Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 1/115/3 on May 10th: 99.63%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 5/3 on May 10th: 97.61%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 5/7 on May 14th: 91.89%
Heritage Auctions. Illustration Art on May 7th: 87.48%
Bruun Rasmussen. Old Master Prints on May 11th: 85.71%


23 total sales reported this week:

Dominic Winter Book Auctions. MOTORING LITERATURE, AUTOMOBILIA EARLY CYCLING, RAILWAYANA CLOCKS AND SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS on May 15th: 73.67%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Printed Books, Maps and Documents on May 13th: 76.43%
PBA Galleries. Rare Americana with California & the P.P.P.I E. - Travel & Exploration - Maps & Views on May 14th: 74.85%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Bibliophile on May 14th: 54.04%
Mid Hudson Auction Galleries. Seymour Stein Collection: Part 3 on May 10th: 64.85%
Bonhams. The Sporting Sale on May 13th: 72.06%
Sothebys. Contemporary Art Day Auction - Prints on May 13th: 61.29%
Tajan. Rive Gauche on May 6th: 29.63%
Tajan. Photographs on May 5th: 28.82%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 5/7 on May 14th: 91.89%
Heritage Auctions. Illustration Art on May 7th: 87.48%
Swann Galleries. Contemporary Art on May 12th: 75.86%
Alexander Historical Auctions. International Fine Arts - Prints on May 12th: 29.63%
Bruun Rasmussen. Modern and Contemporary Prints on May 12th: 77.46%
Bruun Rasmussen. Old Master Prints on May 11th: 85.71%
Bonhams. Post War and Contemporary - Prints on May 11th: 52.10%
Michaans Auctions. Estate Sale - Books and Prints on May 9th: 61.29%
Rago Arts and Auctions. Fine Art and Post War Contemporary on May 7th: 77.05%
Mid Hudson Auction Galleries. Seymour Stein Antique Advertisements on May 9th: 76.86%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Pictures and Prints on May 8th: 54.13%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 5/3 on May 10th: 97.61%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 1/115/3 on May 10th: 99.63%
Heritage Auctions. The Red Dot Auction Benefiting Chuck Jones Center for Creativity on May 1st: 76.92%


For the week ahead 40 sales are scheduled:

Mon. May. 18th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Americana, Political. 444 lots
Ketterer Kunst Doerling. Hamburg. Rare Books. 1023 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Old Master Prints. 8 lots
Dorotheum . Vienna. Globes. 12 lots

Tue. May. 19th
Bubb Kuyper. 2011 KM Haarlem. Books, Manuscripts and Graphic Arts. 5337 lots
Tooveys. West Sussex. Photographs, Autographs, Printed and Manuscript Ephemera. 221 lots
Ader. PARIS. Photographs. 391 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Maps and Atlases, Natural History and Color Plate Books. 351 lots
Artcurial. Paris. Limited Editions. 86 lots
Hauswedell and Nolte. Hamburg. Rare Books and Autographs. 779 lots
Audap and Mirabaud. PARIS. Weapons, Hunting, Militaria, Historical Memories. 22 lots
Bonhams. London. Scientific Instruments - Globes. 11 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 65 lots

Wed. May. 20th
Tooveys. West Sussex. Prints. 58 lots
Tajan. Paris. Books.
Old World Auctions. Glen Allen. Antique Maps, Globes, Charts, Atlases & Vintage Graphics. 805 lots

Thu. May. 21st
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Important Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. 440 lots
PIASA. Paris. Russian and Soviet Photographs. 105 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Fine Photographs. 385 lots
Tajan. Paris. Prints. 298 lots
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Fine Prints. 304 lots
Dorotheum . Vienna. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 210 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Photography, Prints and Editions. 120 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 5/14. 217 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Graphic Art and Photography. 151 lots
Rossini. Paris. Prints. 120 lots
Woolley and Wallis. Salisbury. Asian Art II - Prints. 12 lots

Fri. May. 22nd
Pierre Berge and Associes. Paris. Jean Patou fashion, bibliophile and collector: Manuscripts Lafayette and America. 255 lots
Christies. London - King Street. 20/21 PHOTOGRAPHS: PHOTOGRAPHS SELECTED BY JAMES DANZIGER. 103 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Space Exploration. 402 lots
ALDE. Paris. First Editions of the 19th and 20th Century. 260 lots
Hauff and Auvermann. Berlin-Wilmersdorf. Books, autographs, avant-garde and posters. 1116 lots

Sat. May. 23rd
Sothebys. London. Photographs. 139 lots
Artcurial. Paris. Comic Strips. 373 lots
Hauff and Auvermann. Berlin-Wilmersdorf. Modern and contemporary art. Paintings, prints, sculptures.. 371 lots
ALDE. Paris. First Editions of the 19th and 20th Century. 157 lots
Artcurial. Paris. the Universe of the Creator of TinTin. 415 lots

Sun. May. 24th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 5/17.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 5/17.
Northeast Auctions. Portsmouth. Memorial Day Weekend Auction. 78 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>Lawbook Exchange:</b> Manuscript Archive. [Texas]. Early Legal File from Villa de San Fernando (Now San Antonio). 1758. See at the 2017 NY ABAA Book Fair Booth C-22
    <b>Lawbook Exchange:</b> Van Buren, Martin. Political Campaign Transformation Card with "Ugly Mug" Wm. Henry Harrison. See at the 2017 NY ABAA Book Fair Booth C-22
    <b>Lawbook Exchange:</b> Saur, Abraham. German Treatise on Criminal Law Illustrated with ten Woodcuts. Frankfurt, 1581. See at the 2017 NY ABAA Book Fair Booth C-22
    <b>Lawbook Exchange:</b> Taylor, John of Caroline. An Inquiry into the Principles and Policy of the Government of the United States. 1814. See at the 2017 NY ABAA Book Fair Booth C-22
    <b>Lawbook Exchange:</b> Taylor, John of Caroline. Tryanny Unmasked. Washington City, 1822. See at the 2017 NY ABAA Book Fair Booth C-22
    <b>Lawbook Exchange:</b> Manuscript. Rye House Plot. Contemporary Account. England, c.1683. See at the 2017 NY ABAA Book Fair Booth C-22
    <b>Lawbook Exchange:</b> Manuscript Archive. Slavery. Havana, Cuba. 1845-1886. See at the 2017 NY ABAA Book Fair Booth C-22
    <b>Lawbook Exchange:</b> Constitutions of the United States... Philadelphia, 1791. See at the 2017 NY ABAA Book Fair Booth C-22
    <b>Lawbook Exchange:</b> Schneidewein, Johann. An Anthology of Legal Opinions and a "Trial" of Humanity, Jesus Christ for the Defense. See at the 2017 NY ABAA Book Fair Booth C-22
    <b>Lawbook Exchange:</b> [Trial]. A Mock Trial of President Polk. Boston, 1847. See at the 2017 NY ABAA Book Fair Booth C-22
    <b>Lawbook Exchange:</b> [Trial]. [U.S. Supreme Court]. Owens v. Butler. Invalidated an Important New Deal Program. Washington, 1935-1936. See at the 2017 NY ABAA Book Fair Booth C-22
    <b>Lawbook Exchange:</b> Trial of Aratus F. Pierce... Lockport, NY, 1871. Successful Defense Based on Momentary Insanity. See at the 2017 NY ABAA Book Fair Booth C-22
  • <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