• <b>Bonhams: September 25, New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>The Tragedie of Julius Caesar.</i> London, 1623. 1st appearance in print, Complete from the First Folio. Sold for $175,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Ernst, Max. <i>Mr. Knife and Miss Fork</i>. Paris, 1932. DELUXE EDITION. Sold for $15,625
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Cage, John. Autograph musical leaf from his Concert for Piano and Orchestra, NY, 1958. Sold for $18,750
    <b>Bonhams: September 25, New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Einstein, Albert. Signed Passport Photo for his US citizenship application. Bermuda, 1935. Sold for $17,500
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Verard, Antoine. Illuminated printed Book of Hours. Paris, 1507. Sold for $7,500
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Wetterkurzschlussel. German Weather Report Codebook - for Enigma use. Berlin, 1942. Sold for $225,000
    <b>Bonhams: September 25, New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Morelos y Pavon, Jose Maria. Autograph letter signed to El Virrey Venegas, February 5, 1812. Sold for $6,250
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Milne, A.A. Complete set of <i>Winnie-the-Pooh</i> books. 4 volumes. All first issue points. London, 1924-1928. Sold for $5,250
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> A 48-star American Flag, battle worn flown at Guadalcanal and Peleliu, 1942-1944. Sold for $35,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Locke, John. Autograph Letter Signed mourning the death of his friend, William Molyneaux, 2 pp, October 27, 1698. Sold for $20,000
  • <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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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>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