• <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>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>Lawbook Exchange:</b> Lawbook Exchange. Trials for Murder, Robbery, Burglary, Rapes, Sodomy... 4 vols. London, 1764. See at the 2017 NY ABAA Book Fair Booth C-22
    <b>Lawbook Exchange:</b> An Enquiry Concerning the Liberty, And Licentiousness of the Press. New York, 1801. See at the 2017 NY ABAA Book Fair Booth C-22
    <b>Lawbook Exchange:</b> Tavern Licence Granted to John Swan by Mayor James Duane, 1789. See at the 2017 NY ABAA Book Fair Booth C-22
    <b>Lawbook Exchange:</b> First edition of Story's, Commentaries on the Constitution. 3 vols. Boston, 1833. See at the 2017 NY ABAA Book Fair Booth C-22
    <b>Lawbook Exchange:</b> Manuscript Law Dictionary. Repertorium Universale, Amandola, Italy, c.1750. See at the 2017 NY ABAA Book Fair Booth C-22
    <b>Lawbook Exchange:</b> Magna Carta. London, 1556. See at the 2017 NY ABAA Book Fair Booth C-22
    <b>Lawbook Exchange:</b> Hemard. Code Civil, in an extraordinary binding. See at the 2017 NY ABAA Book Fair Booth C-22
    <b>Lawbook Exchange:</b> Two Accounts of the Murder of Mr. John Hayes. London, 1726. See at the 2017 NY ABAA Book Fair Booth C-22
    <b>Lawbook Exchange:</b> Robinson, Boardman. Mr Justice Precedent. 1914. See at the 2017 NY ABAA Book Fair Booth C-22
    <b>Lawbook Exchange:</b> Five volumes of Italian Legal Code in miniature. Turin: Fratelli Bocca, 1901-1903. See at the 2017 NY ABAA Book Fair Booth C-22
    <b>Lawbook Exchange:</b> Tartagni. Alexander de Imola in Prima(m) (et) Secunda(m)... Venice, 1514. In a contemporary chained binding. See at the 2017 NY ABAA Book Fair Booth C-22
    <b>Lawbook Exchange:</b> Catalogue 85. Recently Acquired Books, Manuscripts & Ephemera
  • <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.

Auction Update Review

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28 Auctions Archived, 27 Sales Upcoming

For the week ended Saturday 24 May 28 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Transaction database; 14 denominated in euros, 5 in British pounds, and 9 in US dollars.  Turnover was $12,316,537.58 as 17,580 lots were offered and 11,152 sold for a 63.44% success rate.

2 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Bloomsbury AuctionsImportant Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper on May 21st: $1,545,963 
Swann GalleriesFine Photographs on May 21st: $1,407,119 

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

Burgersdijk and NiermansBooks on May 13th: 189.32% 
TooveysPhotographs, Autographs, Printed and Manuscript Ephemera on May 19th: 116.71% 
FerratonBooks and Prints, Part I on May 8th: 113.79% 
Dorotheum Modern and Contemporary Prints on May 21st: 110.02% 
ArtcurialLimited Editions on May 19th: 107.18% 
Bloomsbury AuctionsImportant Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper on May 21st: 105.03% 

The Arader Galleries Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Bloomsbury Auctions Rights of Man: Being an Answer to Mr. Burke's Attack on the French Revolution, on May 21st Actual price: USD $253,084.
  2. Swann Galleries The North American Indian. on May 21st Actual price: USD $233,000.
  3. Christies Three young farmers on their way to a dance, Westerland, 1914 on May 22nd Actual price: USD $164,065.
  4. Swann Galleries De Zee-Atlas Ofte Water-Waereld Vertoonende all de Zee-Kusten Van het bekende Deel des Aerd-Bodems, Met een generale beschrijvinge van dien. Seer dienstigh vooralle Schippers en Stuurlieden; mitsgaders Koop-lieden om op't Kantoor gebruykt te werden Nieuwe on May 19th Actual price: USD $125,000. ARader Auction Galleries
  5. ALDE [Rarissime paire de globes de parquet] Globe terrestre et globe céleste. on May 13th Actual price: USD $117,510.
  6. ALDE [X01] Histoire naturelle des oiseaux. on May 13th Actual price: USD $109,312.
  7. Swann Galleries The Grand Tetons and the Snake River. on May 21st Actual price: USD $81,250.
  8. Swann Galleries De Zee-Atlas / Ofte Water-Wereld, Waer in vertoont warden alle de Zee-Kusten Van het bekende des Aerd-Bodems. on May 19th Actual price: USD $81,250.
  9. Artcurial MIROIR DE LA TAUROMACHIE on May 19th Actual price: USD $79,632.
  10. Christies Brig on the Water, 1856 on May 22nd Actual price: USD $78,500.
  11. Swann Galleries A remarkable set of 50 platinum prints from the Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition, most featuring portraits of the leaders and members of the Native American delegations that attended the Exposition, including Geronimo; some depicting outdoor on May 21st Actual price: USD $71,500.
  12. Swann Galleries Extremely rare and important separately-issued engraved view of Honolulu, printed on the island at the famous Lahainaluna Seminary press. on May 19th Actual price: USD $70,000.
  13. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers Traffic Control, 1936 on May 21st Actual price: USD $60,000.
  14. Artcurial MICK JAGGER on May 19th Actual price: USD $58,262.
  15. Christies Lightness of Being, 2008 on May 22nd Actual price: USD $54,950.
  16. Artcurial LAND'S END on May 19th Actual price: USD $54,790.
  17. Bloomsbury Auctions The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York, Mariner [&] The Farther Adventures of Robinson Crusoe [&] Serious Reflections During the Life and Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, on May 21st Actual price: USD $48,670.
  18. Swann Galleries Portrait of Elephant in Dust, Amboseli (from "Across the Ravaged Land, Part I"). on May 21st Actual price: USD $46,800.
  19. Bloomsbury Auctions Sense and Sensibility: A Novel, on May 21st Actual price: USD $46,723.
  20. Artcurial ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE on May 19th Actual price: USD $45,069.
  21. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers Le pitre rose, 1974 on May 21st Actual price: USD $45,000.
  22. Dorotheum Ohne Titel on May 21st Actual price: USD $42,000.
  23. Artcurial ETUDE POUR UN PORTRAIT DU PAPE INNOCENT X D'APRES VELASQUEZ on May 19th Actual price: USD $40,768.
  24. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers Mick Jagger, 1975 on May 21st Actual price: USD $40,000.
  25. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers Flowers III, 1970 on May 21st Actual price: USD $40,000.


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

Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 5/10 on May 17th: 99.84%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 5/10 on May 17th: 97.33%
Tooveys. Photographs, Autographs, Printed and Manuscript Ephemera on May 19th: 96.38%
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Rare and Used Books on May 8th: 93.43%
Heritage Auctions. Americana, Political on May 18th: 90.77%
Burgersdijk and Niermans. Books on May 13th: 88.77%
Swann Galleries. Maps and Atlases, Natural History and Color Plate Books on May 19th: 84.33%
Skinner. Asian Works of Art - Prints, Manuscripts, Catalogues on May 16th: 81.25%
Ferraton. Books and Prints, Part I on May 8th: 80.41%


28 total sales reported this week:

Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Fine Prints on May 21st: 74.34%
Dorotheum . Modern and Contemporary Prints on May 21st: 69.52%
Christies. 20/21 PHOTOGRAPHS: PHOTOGRAPHS SELECTED BY JAMES DANZIGER on May 22nd: 59.22%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Important Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper on May 21st: 76.82%
Swann Galleries. Fine Photographs on May 21st: 65.19%
Tajan. Prints on May 21st: 52.68%
Artcurial. Limited Editions on May 19th: 73.26%
Ader. Photographs on May 19th: 51.41%
Tooveys. Prints on May 20th: 70.69%
Tooveys. Photographs, Autographs, Printed and Manuscript Ephemera on May 19th: 96.38%
Swann Galleries. Maps and Atlases, Natural History and Color Plate Books on May 19th: 84.33%
Aguttes. Old Books and Paper on May 6th: 66.13%
Heritage Auctions. Americana, Political on May 18th: 90.77%
RR Auction. Fine Autographs & Artifacts on May 13th: 58.99%
Burgersdijk and Niermans. Books on May 13th: 88.77%
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. Books, Autographs and Prints on April 25th: 44.88%
Dorotheum . Globes on May 18th: 66.67%
Bonhams. Scientific Instruments - Globes on May 19th: 63.64%
Bruun Rasmussen. Modern and Contemporary Prints on May 19th: 73.85%
Bruun Rasmussen. Old Master Prints on May 18th: 62.50%
Skinner. Asian Works of Art - Prints, Manuscripts, Catalogues on May 16th: 81.25%
Bolaffi Ambassador Auctions. Books on Food on May 14th: 67.45%
ALDE. Antiquarian and 19th Century Books on May 13th: 66.36%
Ferraton. Books and Prints, Part I on May 8th: 80.41%
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Rare and Used Books on May 8th: 93.43%
Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH. Rare Books, Prints and Photographs on May 9th: 45.63%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 5/10 on May 17th: 97.33%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 5/10 on May 17th: 99.84%


For the week ahead 27 sales are scheduled:

Mon. May. 25th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 73 lots

Tue. May. 26th
Adams Amsterdam Auctions. Amsterdam. Art of the XXth Century. 213 lots

Wed. May. 27th
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. Books and Manuscripts. 437 lots
Christies. London - King Street. THE JOEL SPITZ COLLECTION OF ENGLISH COLOUR-PLATE BOOKS. 199 lots
Gonnelli Casa DAste. Firenze. Manuscripts, Incunabula and Books. 270 lots
Auctionata. New York. American and European Art. 84 lots

Thu. May. 28th
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . 15th -19th Century Prints. 828 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics. 1737 lots
Sothebys. London. Music, Continental and Russian Books and Manuscripts. 315 lots
Ader. PARIS. Prints. 299 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Rare Books and Manuscripts. 289 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 5/21. 271 lots
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Books and Ephemera - Day 1. 709 lots

Fri. May. 29th
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. Books. 304 lots
Skinner. Boston. Americana and European Prints and Photography. 109 lots
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Books and Ephemera - Day 2. 366 lots
ALDE. Paris. Letters and Autograph Manuscripts. 415 lots
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. Comic Strips. 476 lots
Ader. PARIS. Prints. 289 lots

Sat. May. 30th
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints and Photographs. 124 lots
Aspire Auctions. Cleveland. Printed Art - Internet bidstart 5/22. 10 lots
Audap and Mirabaud. PARIS. Sport. 138 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Modern Art Part II - Prints. 374 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Modern Art Part I - Prints. 180 lots

Sun. May. 31st
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 5/24.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 5/24.
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Fine Art and Antiques - Books, Prints - Day 2. 93 lots

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>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