• <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>Swann Auction Galleries May 4: Autographs</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Ernest Hemingway, Autograph Letter Signed "Love / Mr. Papa," to Marlene Dietrich, Cuba, 1952. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Alexis de Tocqueville, Autograph Letter Signed, on the publication of <i> Democracy in America </i>, 1837. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Thomas Hart Benton, Autograph Manuscript, draft of <i>The Mechanics of Form Organization in Painting</i>, with sketches, 1926. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4: Autographs</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Elliot Erwitt, photograph of Kennedy & Eisenhower, signed by both,<br>c. 1960. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> John Adams, Partly-printed Document Signed, as President, countersigned by Secretary of State Timothy Pickering, 1798. $4,000 to $6,000. 
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Graphite drawing of Albert Einstein, signed by him & the artist, S.N. Swamy, 1950. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4: Autographs</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Autograph Musical Quotation Signed, London, 1888. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Thomas Jefferson, Partly-printed vellum Document Signed, as President, countersigned by Secretary of State James Madison, 1809. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Agatha Christie, Autograph Manuscript notebook with early drafts for numerous novels, Baghdad, circa 1948. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4: Autographs</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Claude Monet, Autograph Letter Signed to Desmond Fitzgerald, in French, 1889. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Photograph of Fidel Castro, Signed & Inscribed, in Spanish, 1955. $3,500 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Frederick Stuart Church, archive of 17 illustrated Autograph Letters Signed to Evander Schley, 1905-11. $5,000 to $7,500.

Auction Update Review

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22 Auctions Archived, 11 Sales Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 25 July 22 sales were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 8 denominated in euros, 3 in British pounds, and 11 in US dollars.  Turnover was $3,866,378 as 5,183 lots were offered and 3,682 sold for a 71% success rate.  The beach umbrellas are up and the bidding paddles down.  It is summer!

1 auction saw total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

SothebysModern Life: Post War Photographs, Prints and Design on July 22nd: $1,499,625 

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

De Baecque and AssociesAntiquarian and Modern Books on April 29th: 117.48% 
OSENATFontainebleau Empire on July 5th: 114.33% 

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

Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 7/12 on July 19th: 99.72% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 7/12 on July 19th: 99.40% 
Alaska AuctionJuly 8th Auction - Books and Prints on July 8th: 96.00% 
Brunk AuctionsBrunk Auction - Books, Maps, Manuscripts on July 18th: 94.35% 
Cowans AuctionsAmerican History - Online bidstart 7/2 on July 13th: 88.74% 
Keys Fine Arts AuctioneersAutomobilia on July 18th: 83.33% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 7/16 on July 23rd: 82.05% 

22 total sales reported this week: 

Kedem AuctionBooks, Objects, Manuscripts, Rabbinic Letters on July 7th: 73.28% 
PBA GalleriesFine Americana with California and the West on July 23rd: 64.55% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 7/16 on July 23rd: 82.05% 
SothebysModern Life: Post War Photographs, Prints and Design on July 22nd: 71.10% 
OSENATFontainebleau Empire on July 5th: 74.22% 
Alaska AuctionJuly 8th Auction - Books and Prints on July 8th: 96.00% 
AntiquarianAuctions.comBooks - Internet Bidstart 7/9 on July 16th: 48.52% 
Florence Number NineMonthly Online Sale - Prints, Books on February 6th: 0.00% 
Florence Number Nine30215 on March 2nd: 7.14% 
Florence Number NineFine Chinese Works of Art - Prints on June 3rd: 66.67% 
Sheppards Irish Auction HousePrints on April 29th: 55.00% 
Sheppards Irish Auction HouseBooks, Manuscripts and Maps on July 10th: 0.00% 
De Baecque and AssociesAutographs - Manuscripts on March 5th: 31.34% 
De Baecque and AssociesAntiquarian and Modern Books on April 29th: 70.06% 
Bearnes Hampton and LittlewoodMaritime on July 1st: 60.98% 
Keys Fine Arts AuctioneersAutomobilia on July 18th: 83.33% 
TooveysPrints on July 15th: 76.47% 
Brunk AuctionsBrunk Auction - Books, Maps, Manuscripts on July 18th: 94.35% 
BonhamsTCM Presents ... Picture Perfect - The Art of Movie Posters on July 20th: 60.26% 
Cowans AuctionsAmerican History - Online bidstart 7/2 on July 13th: 88.74% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 7/12 on July 19th: 99.40% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 7/12 on July 19th: 99.72% 
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books, Art, Ephemera, and Collectibles.

 

The Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys COWBOYS AND INDIANS (FELDMAN & SCHELLMANN II.377-386) on July 22nd Actual price: USD $346,000.
  2. OSENAT Correspondance de 24 lettres autographes adressées à ses parents. on July 5th Actual price: USD $129,438.
  3. Sothebys UNTITLED (SELF-PORTRAIT, BOULDER, COLORADO) on July 22nd Actual price: USD $68,750.
  4. Sothebys 'NEW YORK CITY' (GIRLS IN THE WINDOWS) on July 22nd Actual price: USD $40,000.
  5. Sothebys YAKUSA on July 22nd Actual price: USD $40,000.
  6. Bonhams Top Hat on July 20th Actual price: USD $37,500.
  7. Sothebys SCOTCH BROTH (FELDMAN & SCHELLMANN II.55) on July 22nd Actual price: USD $33,750.
  8. Sothebys 11 POP ARTISTS, VOLUME I on July 22nd Actual price: USD $32,500.
  9. Kedem Auction Manuscript, Accounting Notebook of Rabbi Sekl Loeb Wormser - the Ba'al Shem of Michelstadt on July 7th Actual price: USD $32,500.
  10. Sothebys 'GERBERA DAISY' on July 22nd Actual price: USD $31,250.
  11. Sothebys OYSTER STEW (FELDMAN & SCHELLMANN II.60) on July 22nd Actual price: USD $27,500.
  12. Sothebys 'KUSHO #2' on July 22nd Actual price: USD $27,500.
  13. Sothebys DRACULA (FELDMAN & SCHELLMANN II.264) on July 22nd Actual price: USD $25,000.
  14. Bonhams The Lady from Shanghai on July 20th Actual price: USD $25,000.
  15. Kedem Auction A Large Ancient Manuscript -- Oran and Tlemcen (Algeria), 1620-1650 - Compositions Never Printed on July 7th Actual price: USD $23,750.
  16. Brunk Auctions Thomas Jefferson letter, 1802 one-page letter written from Thomas Jefferson to his master carpenter, James Dinsmore dated Oct. 15, 1802 on July 18th Actual price: USD $23,600.
  17. Sothebys 'JESSIE AT 12' on July 22nd Actual price: USD $22,500.
  18. Sothebys 'LIPS' on July 22nd Actual price: USD $22,500.
  19. Kedem Auction Siddur Tehillat Hashem - With the Signature of the Lubavitch Rebbe on July 7th Actual price: USD $22,500.
  20. Bonhams Gilda on July 20th Actual price: USD $21,875.
  21. Sothebys 'CALVIN KLEIN FASHION, N. Y.' on July 22nd Actual price: USD $21,250.
  22. Sothebys POOL MADE WITH PAPER BLUE INK FOR BOOK (MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART TOKYO 234) on July 22nd Actual price: USD $21,250.
  23. Kedem Auction Tehillim with Seder Ma'amadot - Slavita, 1822 on July 7th Actual price: USD $21,250.
  24. Brunk Auctions The Birds of America from Drawings Made in the United States and Their Territories by John James Audubon on July 18th Actual price: USD $20,060.
  25. Sothebys BLACK CORSET on July 22nd Actual price: USD $20,000.

 

For the week ahead 11 sales are scheduled: 

Mon. Jul. 27th 
Winter Associates. Plainville, CT . Summer Auction. 14 lots 

Wed. Jul. 29th 
Bonhams. Oxford . Books. 243 lots 
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Americana, Paintings and Maritime Art. 61 lots 
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. July 29th Auction - Prints. 3 lots 

Thu. Jul. 30th 
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Books and Ephemera - Day 1. 764 lots 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 7/23. 297 lots 

Fri. Jul. 31st 
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Books and Ephemera - Day 2. 249 lots 
Grays Auctioneers. Cleveland, . Contemporary Art - Prints. 65 lots 

Sun. Aug. 2nd 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 7/26
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 7/26

 

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>Old World Auctions, Apr. 26:</b> Lot 37. Anonymous, <i>[Untitled - Ancient World]</i>, 1553. Est. $20,000 - $23,000
    <b>Old World Auctions, Apr. 26:</b> Lot 45. Cellarius, <i>Haemisphaerium Stellatum Australe</i>, 1708. Est. $2,400 - $3,000
    <b>Old World Auctions, Apr. 26:</b> Lot 51. Kircher, <i>Systema Ideale quo Exprimitur</i>, 1665. Est. $1,600 - $1,900
    <b>Old World Auctions, Apr. 26:</b> Lot 152. David H. Vance, <i>Map of the United States of North America</i>, 1825. Est. $8,000 - $10,000
    <b>Old World Auctions, Apr. 26:</b> Lot 309. Mark Storm, <i>Official Texas Brags Map of North America</i>, 1948. Est. $350 - $425
    <b>Old World Auctions, Apr. 26:</b> Lot 426. B. Crété, <i>Carte Symbolique de l'Europe / Europe en 1914</i>, 1915. Est. $2,000 - $2,300
    <b>Old World Auctions, Apr. 26:</b> Lot 636. Hartmann Schedel, <i>Folio LXIIII - Destruccio Iherosolime</i>, 1493. Est. $1,100 - $1,400
    <b>Old World Auctions, Apr. 26:</b> Lot 649. Heinrich Bunting, <i>Asia Secunda pars Terrae in Forma Pegasi</i>, 1581. Est. $3,000 - $3,750
    <b>Old World Auctions, Apr. 26:</b> Lot 747. Theodore de Bry, <i> [Lot of 22 - Complete Set of De Bry's Virginia Natives]</i>, 1590. Est. $6,000 - $7,000
    <b>Old World Auctions, Apr. 26:</b> Lot 769. Lotter/Lobeck, <i>Atlas Geographicus Portatilis</i>, 1760. Est. $1,900 - $2,200
    <b>Old World Auctions, Apr. 26:</b> Lot 772. Henry Teesdale, <i>A New General Atlas of the World</i>, 1835. Est. $1,200 - $1,500
    <b>Old World Auctions, Apr. 26:</b> Lot 777. Marco Coltellini, <i>[3 Volumes] Il Gazzettiere Americano</i>, 1763. Est. $5,500 - $7,000
  • <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b>  Lewis Morris Rutherfurd, The Moon, From a Negative taken at the Observatory of Mr. L. M. Rutherfurd...May 19, 1874. Est: $5,000-8,000 (Lot 3)
    <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 (Lot 32)
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> Lee Friedlander, Newark, New Jersey, 1962 and Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1972.<br>Est: $7,000-9,000 (Lot 50)
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> The  papers of Brevet Major General John Gross Barnard (1815-1882), Chief Engineer of the Army of the Potomac. Est: $75,000-100,000 (Lot 160)
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> James Joyce, Dubliners, London: Grant Richards, 1914. First edition. Est: $5,000-8,000 (Lot 362)
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> George Sand, Group of five volumes inscribed to Henry Harrisse. Est: $4,000-6,000 (Lot 405)
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> Thomas More, Sir, Saint [Utopia]: De optimo reip. statu deque nova insula utopia libellus vere aureus… Basel: Froben, March 1518. First Basel edition. Est: $15,000-25,000 (Lot 308)
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> Johannes Brahms, Autograph letter in German signed "Joh. Brahms.” Est: $4,000-6,000 (Lot 285)
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> Kelmscott Press, [Guilelmus, of Tyre, Archbishop]. The History of Godefrey of Boloyne. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1893. Est: $2,000-3,000 (Lot 270)
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> Gilles Robert de Vaugondy, Gilles Didier, Atlas universel...Paris: the author and Boudet, 1757[-58]. Est: $10,000 - $15,000  (Lot 222)
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> John Keats, Lamia, Isabella, the Eve of Saint Agnes and Other Poems. London: Taylor and Hessey, 1820. First edition. Est: $5,000-7,000 (Lot 399)
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> Specimen book of Schumacher & Ettlinge, between 1870-1895. Original roan-backed boards.. Est: $2,000-3,000 (Lot 195)
  • <b>Sotheby’s New York: The Maurice Neville Collection of Modern Literature (Part III). April 24, 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s NY Apr. 24:</b> Clemens, Samuel L. <i>The Writings Of Mark Twain.</i> New York And London: Harper & Brothers, 1904to1906. $80,000 to 120,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY Apr. 24:</b> Biggers, Earl Derr. <i>The House Without a Key</i>. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1925. $7,000 to 10,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY Apr. 24:</b> Bukowski, Charles. Extensively revised typescript of his novel <i>Factotum</i>. [Los Angeles, c. 1973 to 75]. $50,000 to 70,000
    <b>Sotheby’s New York: The Maurice Neville Collection of Modern Literature (Part III). April 24, 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s NY Apr. 24:</b> Dickens, Charles. Autograph quotation from <i>A Christmas Carol</i> signed ("Charles Dickens" With Paraph). $25,000 to 35,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY Apr. 24:</b> Fitzgerald, Zelda. A group of paper dolls with costumes, circa 1927. $25,000 to 35,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY Apr. 24:</b> Hemingway, Ernest. <i>Men Without Women</i>. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1928. $25,000 to 35,000
    <b>Sotheby’s New York: The Maurice Neville Collection of Modern Literature (Part III). April 24, 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s NY Apr. 24:</b> Lawrence, T. E. Autograph letter signed ("TE Shaw") completing the order for George VII — The Brough Superior motorcycle on which he was killed. $5,000 to 7,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY Apr. 24:</b> Steadman, Ralph. "Somewhere Around Barstow". $7,000 to 10,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY Apr. 24:</b> Jones, Robert Tyre ("Bobby"), and O. B. Keeler. <i>Down The Fairway: The Golf Life And Play Of Robert T. Jones, Jr.</i> New York: Minton, Balch, 1927. $7,000 to 10,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY Apr. 24:</b> Ruth, George Herman ("Babe"). <i>Babe Ruth's Own Book Of Baseball</i>. New York & London: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1928. $8,000 to 12,000
  • <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>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