• <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Cook in Tahiti. [Playbill]. [Germany, c.1840.] $3,000 - $5,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Roberts' Sketches in Egypt and Nubia. London, 1846-9. $20,000 - $30,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Breydenbach. Peregrinatio in terram sanctam. Mainz, 1486. $100,000 - $150,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Dürer. Underweysung der messung [and two more]. Nuremberg, 1525-8. $150,000 - $200,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Whitman. Autograph Manuscript [in] The Complete Writings. One of 32 sets. $8,000 - $12,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Columbus. De Insulis nuper in mari Indico repertis. Basel, 1494. $700,000 - $1,000,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> The Dr. Hendon M. Harris Jr. Korean Atlas Collection. [Korea; c.1700 to c.1890.] $35,000 - $50,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Aa, Pieter van der. Naaukeurige versameling der gedenk-waardigste zee en land-reysen. Leyden, 1706-8. $8000 - $12,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 27:</b> Russian Kholod 5D67 HFL Rocket Engine. $25,000 - $40,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 27:</b> Neil Armstrong Apollo Era Training Glove. $8,000 - $12,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 27:</b> Large Lunar Near Side Chart, Signed by 20th Century Surface Explorers. $20,000 - $25,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 27:</b> Annotated Photo Album Detailing Alexander Graham Bell's Experiments with Tetrahedral Kites. $50,000 - $80,000
  • <b>19th Century Shop’s Catalog 170 Great Books and Photos. Please inquire for a copy.</b>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Exodus 10:10 to 16:15. Complete Biblical scroll sheet in Hebrew, a Torah scroll panel. Middle East, ca. 10th or 11th century.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Copernicus Refuted. (Astronomy.). Scientific manuscript of a course of studies at Collège de la Trinité, Lyon. 1660s.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Israel’s War of Independence and the Early Days of the IDF. 58 photographs presented to Israel Ber, IDF officer and later convicted spy.
    <b>19th Century Shop’s Catalog 170 Great Books and Photos. Please inquire for a copy.</b>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Early Unpublished Darwin letter on the races of man. Autograph Letter Signed [to Henry Denny]. Down, Kent, June 1, [1844].
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Classic Image of American Slavery. Kimball, M. H. <i>Emancipated Slaves</i>. New York: George Hanks, 1863.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> (Underground Railroad.) Scaggs, Isaac. Important Runaway Slave Poster: $500 Reward Ran away, or decoyed from the subscriber…
  • <b>Consignments now invited<br>History of Science & Technology<br>December 12th, 2017</b>
    NEWTON, ISAAC. <i>Opticks</i>. London, 1704. Presentation copy to Edmund Halley. Sold for $1,330,000
    Apple Computer Contract & Dissolution of Contract, signed by Jobs, Wozniak, & Wayne. Sold for $1,594,500
    DARWIN, CHARLES. Autograph Manuscript page from the manuscript of <i>On the Origin of Species</i>. Sold for $250,000

Auction Update Review

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16 Auctions Archived, 21 Auctions Upcoming

For the week ended Saturday July 11th 16 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub database, 2 denominated is euros, 3 in British pounds, 1 in Mexican pesos, and 10 in US dollars.  Turnover was $6,729,738 as 9,209 lots were offered and 5,766 sold for a 63% success rate.  Uncertainty about Greece seemed to hang over market worldwide.  No one and no field have been exempt.


2 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

SothebysMedieval and Renaissance Manuscripts on July 7th: $3,580,982 
Bloomsbury AuctionsWestern Manuscripts on July 8th: $1,107,817 

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

Bloomsbury AuctionsWestern Manuscripts on July 8th: 115.82% 
SothebysMedieval and Renaissance Manuscripts on July 7th: 104.84% 

The Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys The Hours of Dona Violante, Use of Rome, in Latin and Catalan [Spain (Valencia) and southern Netherlands (Bruges), c.1480] on July 7th Actual price: USD $931,700.
  2. Sothebys Gradual, in Latin [Italy (Siena), c.1280] on July 7th Actual price: USD $783,860.
  3. Sothebys The Entry into Jerusalem, with the Washing of the Feet and Last Supper, a full-page miniature from a Psalter, in Latin [Alsace (Strasbourg), c.1220-40] on July 7th Actual price: USD $414,260.
  4. Bloomsbury Auctions The Hours of the Cross, Use of Metz, on July 8th Actual price: USD $286,440.
  5. Sothebys The Hours of Tanneguy IV du Chastel, Use of Rome, in Latin and French [France (Paris), c.1470s] on July 7th Actual price: USD $266,420.
  6. Sothebys Book of Hours, Use of Paris, in Latin and French [northern France, Champagne, c.1420-30] on July 7th Actual price: USD $182,875.
  7. Sothebys Book of Hours, Use of Evreux, in Latin and French [northern France (probably Evreux), early 15th century and 1460s] on July 7th Actual price: USD $144,375.
  8. Sothebys François Le Roy, Dialogue de consolation entre l’âme et raison, in French with a few passages in Latin [France (Paris), c.1520] on July 7th Actual price: USD $115,500.
  9. Bloomsbury Auctions The Mckell Medical Almanack, on July 8th Actual price: USD $105,028.
  10. Sothebys Book of Hours, Use of Troyes, in Latin [France (Troyes), c.1410] on July 7th Actual price: USD $96,250.
  11. Sothebys PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF SIR TIMOTHY AND LADY CLIFFORD on July 7th Actual price: USD $61,600.
  12. Sothebys Book of Hours, Use of Rome, in Latin [Italy (Florence), c.1470s] on July 7th Actual price: USD $57,750.
  13. Sothebys Book of Hours, Unidentified Use, in Latin and French [French Flanders (St-Omer), late 15th century and c.1500; and 19th century] on July 7th Actual price: USD $53,900.
  14. Bloomsbury Auctions Book of Hours, on July 8th Actual price: USD $53,469.
  15. Bloomsbury Auctions Psalter for Dominican Use, on July 8th Actual price: USD $53,469.
  16. Sothebys Book of Hours, Use of Rouen, in Latin and French [France (Rouen), 1490s] on July 7th Actual price: USD $50,050.
  17. Bloomsbury Auctions Pocket gradual, on July 8th Actual price: USD $49,650.
  18. Bloomsbury Auctions Leaves from a liturgical volume, probably a Missal on July 8th Actual price: USD $43,921.
  19. Sothebys Letter addressed to Edward I, King of England (1272-1307), in French, dated 31 May 1292 on July 7th Actual price: USD $40,425.
  20. Bloomsbury Auctions Sermon collection, on July 8th Actual price: USD $40,102.
  21. Sothebys The Souvré Hours, Use of Paris and Rome, in Latin [France (Tours), c.1500] on July 7th Actual price: USD $38,500.
  22. Sothebys Book of Hours, Use of Rome, in Latin [southern Netherlands (perhaps Brussels), late 15th century] on July 7th Actual price: USD $32,725.
  23. Bloomsbury Auctions Fragment from the earliest copy of St. Augustine, on July 8th Actual price: USD $30,554.
  24. Bloomsbury Auctions Isaiah, fragment of a leaf from a monumental on July 8th Actual price: USD $28,644.
  25. Bloomsbury Auctions King Sin-Iddinam of Larsa, on July 8th Actual price: USD $28,644.


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

Alaska Auction. July 1 Auction - books and prints on July 1st: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 6/28 on July 5th: 99.89%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 6/28 on July 5th: 98.73%
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Heirlooms from a Californian Family - online bidstart 6/19 on July 6th: 97.51%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 7/2 on July 9th: 93.31%
One Of Kind Collictibles. Autographs, Documents, and Art. on July 9th: 84.18%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Western Manuscripts on July 8th: 80.00%

16 total sales reported this week:

One Of Kind Collictibles. Autographs, Documents, and Art. on July 9th: 84.18%
Eldreds. Summer Market Sale on July 9th: 72.50%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Western Manuscripts on July 8th: 80.00%
Morton Casa de Subastas. Documents, Prints, Photographs and Ancient and Contemporary Books on July 7th: 29.75%
Alexander Historical Auctions. Summer Auction on July 9th: 78.03%
Auctionata. Brusberg Galleries: Prints on July 2nd: 68.75%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 7/2 on July 9th: 93.31%
Old World Auctions. Antique Maps, Globes, Charts, Atlases & Vintage Graphics on May 20th: 71.06%
Sothebys. Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts on July 7th: 60.87%
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Heirlooms from a Californian Family - online bidstart 6/19 on July 6th: 97.51%
Alaska Auction. July 1 Auction - books and prints on July 1st: 100.00%
Grays Auctioneers. Prints on June 30th: 63.64%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Pictures and Prints on July 3rd: 53.45%
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. Books and Prints on June 27th: 43.64%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 6/28 on July 5th: 98.73%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 6/28 on July 5th: 99.89%


For the week ahead 21 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jul. 13th
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. American History - Online bidstart 7/2. 453 lots
Rossini. Paris. Prints. 67 lots

Tue. Jul. 14th
Sothebys. London. English Literature, History, Children's Books & Illustrations. 264 lots
Bonhams. London. Prints and Multiples. 116 lots
Christies. New York. First Impressions. 437 lots

Wed. Jul. 15th
Christies. London - King Street. Valuable Books and Manuscripts, including Cartography. 182 lots
Tooveys. West Sussex. Prints. 27 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books, Maps and Documents; Early Printed Books and Incunabula. 650 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet bidstart 6/23. 1065 lots
Lyon and Turnbull. Edinburgh. Golf Memorabilia - Books. 9 lots
Kedem Auction. Jerusalem . Mail Auction - Italian Judaica, Jewry and Printings. 171 lots

Thu. Jul. 16th
Doyle New York. New York. Doyle at Home: Decorative Prints. 26 lots
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Cape Town. Books - Internet Bidstart 7/9. 371 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Bibliophile. 458 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Prints. 128 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 7/9. 241 lots
Brunk Auctions. Asheville, NC . Brunk Auction - Books, Maps, Manuscripts. 177 lots
Tooveys. West Sussex. Prints. 17 lots

Sat. Jul. 18th
Case Antiques, Inc.. Knoxville. Summer Art and Antiques Auction. 50 lots

Sun. Jul. 19th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 7/12.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 7/12.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. September 27, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Cook (Captain James).- Webber (John) and Marie Catherina Prestel. Four views in the South Seas [bound with] <i>Atlas to accompany Captain James Cook's account of his voyages...</i> £4,000 to £6,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Knight (Joseph). <i>On the cultivation of the plants belonging to the natural order of Proteeae</i>, 1809. £2,000 to £3,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> India & China.- Sonnerat (Pierre). <i>Voyage aux Indes Orientales et a la Chine, fait par ordre du roi, depuis 1774 jusqu'en 1781</i>. £20,000 to £30,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. September 27, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Mongolia.- Pallas (Peter Simon). <i>Sammlungen Historischer Nachrichten uber die Mongolischen Volkerschaften.</i> £15,000 to £20,000 
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> America.- Warre (Henry). <i>Sketches in North America</i>, 1848. £4,000 to £6,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Atlases.- <i>English Pilot (The). The Fourth Book. Describing The West-Indian Navigation, from Hudson's Bay to the River Amazones...</i> £4,000 to £6,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. September 27, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Greece.- Lear (Edward). <i>Views of the Seven Ionian Isles</i>, signed presentation copy from the author to Evelyn Baring, 1863. £3,000 to £4,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Lear (Edward).- [Gray (John Edward)]. <i>Gleanings from the Menagerie and Aviary at Knowsley Hall</i>, 1846. £7,000 to £10,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Flamsteed (John). <i>Historiae Coelestis</i>, first edition,1712. £20,000 to £30,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. September 27, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Flamsteed (John). <i>Atlas Coelestis</i>, 1781. £10,000 to £15,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Conjuring Posters.- The Steens, American Mystifiers: Originators of Silent Transmission. broadside poster, [probably 1890-1900]. £300 to £500
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Tyndale's Bible.- Bible, English. The newe Testament, Richard Jugge, 1552; sold not subject to return. £10,000 to £15,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. September 27, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Cook (Captain James).- Webber (John) and Marie Catherina Prestel. Four views in the South Seas [bound with] <i>Atlas to accompany Captain James Cook's account of his voyages to the Pacific Ocean in the years 1776-1780.</i>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Knight (Joseph). <i>On the cultivation of the plants belonging to the natural order of Proteeae</i>, 1809. £2,000 to £3,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> India & China.- Sonnerat (Pierre). <i>Voyage aux Indes Orientales et a la Chine, fait par ordre du roi, depuis 1774 jusqu'en 1781</i>. £20,000 to £30,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. September 27, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Mongolia.- Pallas (Peter Simon). <i>Sammlungen Historischer Nachrichten uber die Mongolischen Volkerschaften.</i> £15,000 to £20,000 
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> America.- Warre (Henry). <i>Sketches in North America</i>, 1848. £4,000 to £6,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Atlases.- <i>English Pilot (The). The Fourth Book. Describing The West-Indian Navigation, from Hudson's Bay to the River Amazones...</i> £4,000 to £6,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. September 27, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Greece.- Lear (Edward). <i>Views of the Seven Ionian Isles</i>, signed presentation copy from the author to Evelyn Baring, 1863. £3,000 to £4,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Lear (Edward).- [Gray (John Edward)]. <i>Gleanings from the Menagerie and Aviary at Knowsley Hall</i>, 1846. £7,000 to £10,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Flamsteed (John). <i>Historiae Coelestis</i>, first edition,1712. £20,000 to £30,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. September 27, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Flamsteed (John). <i>Atlas Coelestis</i>, 1781. £10,000 to £15,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Conjuring Posters.- The Steens, American Mystifiers: Originators of Silent Transmission. broadside poster, [probably 1890-1900]. £300 to £500
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Tyndale's Bible.- Bible, English. The newe Testament, Richard Jugge, 1552; sold not subject to return. £10,000 to £15,000
  • <b>Sotheby’s: The Library of John & Suzanne Bonham. 26 September in London. Viewing 22-25 September</b>
    Sotheby’s London, Sep. 26:</b> Churchill, Winston S. Two Typed Letters Signed, regarding the British North Greenland Expedition (1952-54). £3,000 to £4,000
    Sotheby’s London, Sep. 26:</b> Bernatz, Johann Martin. <i> Scenes in Ethiopia</i>. London: F.G. Moon, 1852. First edition. £6,000 to £8,000
    Sotheby’s London, Sep. 26:</b> Captain Lawrence Edward Grace Oates. Collection comprising (among other things): documents and pamphlets. £1,500 to £1,800
    <b>Sotheby’s: The Library of John & Suzanne Bonham. 26 September in London. Viewing 22-25 September</b>
    Sotheby’s London, Sep. 26:</b> Darwin, Charles, and Philip Parker King, and Robert FitzRoy. <i> Narrative of the Surveying Voyages of His Majesty's Ships Adventure and Beagle Between the Years 1826 and 1836…</i> £15,000 to £20,000
    Sotheby’s London, Sep. 26:</b> Spratt, Thomas A.B., and Edward Forbes. <i>Travels in Lycia, Milyas, and the Cibyratis</i>. London: John Van Voorst, 1847. £800 to £1,200
    Sotheby’s London, Sep. 26:</b> Richardson, John. <i>Arctic Searching Expedition: A Journal of a Boat-Voyage Through Rupert's Land and the Arctic Sea, In Search of Sir John Franklin</i>. £6,000 to £8,000
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> Printed & Manuscript Americana</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> Broadside proclaiming the end of the Revolutionary War, NH, 1783. $20,000 to $30,000. 
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> Manuscript medical journal kept by physicians aboard Continental Navy vessels, 1777-88. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> Manuscript notes on sermons heard at Boston's First Church & Old South Church, 1684-1703. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> Printed & Manuscript Americana</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> Missionary archive of Samuel W. and Gideon H. Pond, MN, 1833-93. $30,000 to $40,000. 
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> Captain's journal of a mutinous whaling journey, South Pacific, 1839-46. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> <i>McClees' Gallery of Photographic Portraits ... of the Thirty-Fifth Congress</i>,Washington, 1859. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> Printed & Manuscript Americana</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> Juan de Ugarte, manuscript report on first 16 months of California missions, Mexico, 1699. $12,000 to $18,000
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> Cyanotype albums depicting the construction of the Williamsburg Bridge, New York City, 1897-1903. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> Unrecorded broadside from occupied New York, 1778. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> Printed & Manuscript Americana</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> <i>The Honolulu Merchants' Looking-Glass</i>, first edition, San Francisco, 1862. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> Honorius Philoponus, <i>Nova Typis Transacta Navigatio</i>, first edition, Linz, 1621. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> The Book of Mormon, first edition, Palmyra, NY, 1830. $10,000 to $15,000.
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