• <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>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>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>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

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25 Auctions Archived, 20 Upcoming

For the week ended Saturday July 4th 25 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction History Database; 2 sales in Swiss francs, 6 in euros, 1 in British pounds, and 16 in US dollars.  Sales totaled $11,590,130 as 8,500 lots were offered and 6,955 sold for a 82% success rate.

4 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

ChristiesPhotographs, Icons and Styles on June 30th: $1,926,932 
Goldberg Coins and CollectiblesManuscripts and Collectibles on June 28th: $1,827,409 
Profiles in HistoryMorris Everett, Jr., The Auction - Day I on June 29th: $1,280,598 
Bloomsbury AuctionsEditions and Works on Paper on July 2nd: $1,178,728 

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

Heritage AuctionsMerrill C. Berman Collection Part II Americana & Political on June 27th: 179.88% 
OSENATThe Spirit of the 20th Century on June 27th: 139.70% 
Profiles in HistoryMorris Everett, Jr., The Auction - Day I on June 29th: 126.69% 
RR AuctionFine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet bidstart 5/21 on June 25th: 116.80% 
Charlton HallInternational Sale on June 26th: 106.98% 

The Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Christies Big Nude II on June 30th Actual price: USD $404,880.
  2. Christies Girl Behind Bottle on June 30th Actual price: USD $216,720.
  3. Christies Two Liqueurs on June 30th Actual price: USD $162,960.
  4. Christies Harlequin dress on June 30th Actual price: USD $149,520.
  5. Christies Black and White Vogue Cover (B) on June 30th Actual price: USD $109,200.
  6. Goldberg Coins and Collectibles Chagall, Marc. La Danseuse on June 28th Actual price: USD $93,000.
  7. Artcurial WINNIE ON DECK, OFF THE COAST OF CANNES – 1975 on June 29th Actual price: USD $82,320.
  8. OSENAT UNE AUTOBIOGRAPHIE EN IMAGES Exceptionnel fonds photographique constitué de 3.269 photographies personnelles, originales et inédites Couvrant la période de 1902 à 1940 on June 27th Actual price: USD $78,400.
  9. Koller Auctions Portraits imaginaires. 1969. on June 27th Actual price: USD $73,116.
  10. Christies Girl in a Bullfighter's hat on June 30th Actual price: USD $68,880.
  11. RR Auction Charles Conrad’s Apollo 12 Lunar Surface-worn Backpack Strap on June 25th Actual price: USD $62,500.
  12. Christies Lonely Metropolitan on June 30th Actual price: USD $55,440.
  13. Koller Auctions Goethe. 1982. on June 27th Actual price: USD $54,972.
  14. Goldberg Coins and Collectibles Van Buren, Martin Autograph letter signed on June 28th Actual price: USD $52,800.
  15. Artcurial LION BEFORE STORM – CLOSE-UP, MAASAI MARA – 2006 on June 29th Actual price: USD $50,064.
  16. Christies Croissant on June 30th Actual price: USD $50,064.
  17. RR Auction Buzz Aldrin’s Apollo 11 Flown PPK on June 25th Actual price: USD $50,000.
  18. Profiles in History Metropolis lobby card. on June 29th Actual price: USD $48,000.
  19. RR Auction Gene Cernan’s Gemini 9A Flown EVA Checklist on June 25th Actual price: USD $46,875.
  20. Christies Cigarette 37 on June 30th Actual price: USD $44,688.
  21. Christies Charles James on June 30th Actual price: USD $42,000.
  22. Christies Two Playmates II on June 30th Actual price: USD $42,000.
  23. Goldberg Coins and Collectibles Schubert, Franz Autograph manuscript of two songs, unsigned on June 28th Actual price: USD $40,800.
  24. Goldberg Coins and Collectibles Liszt, Franz Autograph working manuscript of Liszt's cadenza for the first movement of Beethoven's Third piano Concerto, prepared for Liszt's edition of the work for two pianos (LWV C27), signed on June 28th Actual price: USD $40,800.
  25. Goldberg Coins and Collectibles Chou En-Lai Typed letter signed in Chinese on June 28th Actual price: USD $39,600.



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

Alaska Auction. June 17th Auction - books and prints on June 17th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 6/21 on June 28th: 99.77%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 6/21 on June 28th: 97.11%
Heritage Auctions. Merrill C. Berman Collection Part II Americana & Political on June 27th: 95.79%
Neal Auction Company. Summer Estates Auction - Day 2 on June 28th: 92.86%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 6/25 on July 2nd: 89.67%
Charlton Hall. International Sale on June 26th: 89.08%
RR Auction. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet bidstart 5/21 on June 25th: 88.57%
Guernseys. Colonel McCrahon Collection - World War I Posters - Day 2 on July 1st: 87.60%
Profiles in History. Morris Everett, Jr., The Auction - Day I on June 29th: 85.84%
Goldberg Coins and Collectibles. Manuscripts and Collectibles on June 28th: 83.70%
Guernseys. Colonel McCrahon Collection - World War I Posters on June 30th: 80.88%

25 total sales reported this week:

Guernseys. Colonel McCrahon Collection - World War I Posters - Day 2 on July 1st: 87.60%
Guernseys. Colonel McCrahon Collection - World War I Posters on June 30th: 80.88%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 6/25 on July 2nd: 89.67%
RR Auction. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet bidstart 5/21 on June 25th: 88.57%
Alaska Auction. June 17th Auction - books and prints on June 17th: 100.00%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Editions and Works on Paper on July 2nd: 51.54%
Stockholms Auktionsverk. Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps on June 16th: 79.54%
Christies. Photographs, Icons and Styles on June 30th: 74.60%
Profiles in History. Morris Everett, Jr., The Auction - Day II on June 30th: 73.43%
Profiles in History. Morris Everett, Jr., The Auction - Day I on June 29th: 85.84%
Winter Associates. Prints on June 29th: 60.00%
Artcurial. Photography on June 29th: 56.47%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on June 30th: 57.14%
Neal Auction Company. Summer Estates Auction on June 27th: 79.31%
Neal Auction Company. Summer Estates Auction - Day 2 on June 28th: 92.86%
Koller Auctions. Modern Prints on June 25th: 60.00%
Koller Auctions. Modern and Contemporary Prints on June 27th: 62.98%
OSENAT. The Spirit of the 20th Century on June 27th: 33.33%
Goldberg Coins and Collectibles. Manuscripts and Collectibles on June 28th: 83.70%
Potter and Potter Auctions. Gambling Memorabilia and Rare Playing Cards on June 28th: 75.85%
Ader. Books on June 26th: 59.56%
Charlton Hall. International Sale on June 26th: 89.08%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 6/21 on June 28th: 97.11%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 6/21 on June 28th: 99.77%
Heritage Auctions. Merrill C. Berman Collection Part II Americana & Political on June 27th: 95.79%

 

For the week ahead 20 sales are scheduled: 

Mon. Jul. 6th 
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Lee's Summit . Heirlooms from a Californian Family - online bidstart 6/19. 241 lots 

Tue. Jul. 7th 
Sothebys. London. Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts. 92 lots 
Alexander Historical Auctions. Chesapeake City. Summer Auction. 1188 lots 
Kedem Auction. Jerusalem . Books, Objects, Manuscripts, Rabbinic Letters. 408 lots 
Morton Casa de Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Documents, Prints, Photographs and Ancient and Contemporary Books. 363 lots 

Wed. Jul. 8th 
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. Ancient and Modern Books. 273 lots 
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Western Manuscripts. 100 lots 
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. July 8th Auction - Books and Prints. 25 lots 

Thu. Jul. 9th 
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Illustrated and Children's Books - Fine Books in All Fields. 164 lots 
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Summer Market Sale. 40 lots 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 7/2. 269 lots 
One Of Kind Collictibles. Coral Gables. Autographs, Documents, and Art.. 171 lots 

Fri. Jul. 10th 
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Lancaster. Rare and Used Books. 443 lots 
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. Prints and Works on Paper. 111 lots 
John McInnis Auctioneers. Amesbury. The William "Bill" Johnson Collection - Day 1. 92 lots 

Sat. Jul. 11th 
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . Estate Sale - Books and Prints. 43 lots

John McInnis Auctioneers. Amesbury. The William "Bill" Johnson Collection - Day 2. 26 lots 


Sun. Jul. 12th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 7/5
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 7/5
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books
 
It's summer and now undeniable.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <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