• <b>Fonsie Mealy: Rare Books, Literature, Manuscripts. December 5, 2017</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 5:</b> With Fine Contemporary Hand-Coloured Folding Maps Atlas: MOLL (Hermann). <i>The World Described</i>. 15,000 to 20,000 €
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 5:</b> The Holy Grail of Early Photographic Illustrated Irish Books: HEMPHILL (William Despard). <i>Stereoscopic Illustrations of Clonmel, and the Surrounding Country</i>… 7,000 to 10,000 €
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 5:</b> "The Nugent Manuscript Archive" including letters on 1798 rebellion In Co. 7,000 to 9,000 €
    <b>Fonsie Mealy: Rare Books, Literature, Manuscripts. December 5, 2017</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 5:</b> The Greatest Irish Coloured Plate Book Original Coloured Copy: MALTON (James). <i>A Picturesque and Descriptive View of the City of Dublin Described</i>. 7,000 to 9,000 €
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 5:</b> BLAEU (Johannes). <i>Atlas Hibernia</i>, Amsterdam? c. 1662. 1,750 to <br>2,500 €
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 5:</b> Rare Limited Edition: YEATS (W.B.). Arion Press, San Francisco. <i>Poems of W.B. Yeats.</i> 1,700 to 2,200 €
    <b>Fonsie Mealy: Rare Books, Literature, Manuscripts. December 5, 2017</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 5:</b> [YEATS, W.B.]. Cradle of Genius. Original drawing, pen-and-ink and wash. 1,500 to 2,500 €
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 5:</b> W.B. Yeats Meets James Bond? YEATS (W. B.). <i>Selected Poems, Lyrical and Narrative</i>. 1,400 to 1,600 €
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 5:</b> Rare Unauthorized U.S. Edition of <i>Ulysses</i>: JOYCE (James). <i>Ulysses</i> - [Two World Monthly, Vol. 1 (No. 1) - vol. 3 (no.3)]. 1,200 to 1,500 €
    <b>Fonsie Mealy: Rare Books, Literature, Manuscripts. December 5, 2017</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 5:</b> With Original Holograph Passage by the Author: HEANEY (Seamus). <i>Door Into the Dark</i>. 1,000 to 1,500 €
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 5:</b> First American Edition: JOYCE (James). <i>Dubliners</i>, 8vo N. York (B.W. Huebsch) 1916. 600 to 800 €
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 5:</b> Rare American Photographs of Niagara Falls: ZYBACK (J.). Photographer, Niagara. Two large original photographs. 300 to 400 €
  • <b>ALDE - Modern Illustrated Books - Original Drawings. 22 November 2017</b>
    <b>ALDE, Nov. 22:</b> DEGAS (Edgar). Danseuses au repos. Charcoal drawing. 30,000€ to 40,000€
    <b>ALDE, Nov. 22:</b> ERNST (Max). Une Semaine de bonté ou Les Sept éléments capitaux. Deuxième cahier. L'Eau. 1934. With an original collage signed by Max Ernst. 15,000€ to 20,000€
    <b>ALDE, Nov. 22:</b> BALZAC (Honoré de). Le Chef-d’œuvre inconnu. 1931. Illustrated edition by Pablo Picasso of 12 original etchings. 20,000€ to 30,000€
    <b>ALDE, Nov. 22:</b> GIACOMETTI (Alberto). Paris sans fin. 1969. Last illustrated book of Giacometti. 15,000€ to 20,000€
  • <b>Bonhams: History of Science and Technology. Wednesday, December 6, 2017. New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 95. Turing. <i>Systems of Logic Based on Ordinals</i>. Offprint. London, 1939. Robin Gandy's Copy. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 98. Zernike, Fritz. The 1953 Nobel Prize for Physics: The Invention of the Phase-Contrast Microscope. $100,000 to $150,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 111. Apple 1 Computer, operational, with exceptional provenance. $400,000 to $600,000
    <b>Bonhams: Voices of the 20th Century. Wednesday, December 6, 2017. New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 1074. Bruce, Lenny. An unreleased 16 mm film by "Count" Lewis DePasquale featuring Lenny Bruce. $7,000 to $10,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 1254. Hirohito. Manuscript in Japanese, "The Emperor's Monologue," transcribed by Terasaki Hidenari. $100,000 to $150,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 1095. Goldman. Emma. Large archive of correspondence, much of it to Warren Starr Van Valkenburgh. $70,000 to $100,000
    <b>Bonhams: History of Science and Technology. Wednesday, December 6, 2017. New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 109. Wozniak and Jobs. The First Digital "Blue Box", Berkeley, 1972. $30,000 to $50,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 46. Newton, Isaac. <i>Philosophiae naturalis principia mathematica</i>. 1st issue. London, 1687. $300,000 to $500,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 49. Newton. Autograph Manuscript in English, a portion of a draft of Newton's study on revelation. $15,000 to $20,000
    <b>Bonhams: Voices of the 20th Century. Wednesday, December 6, 2017. New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 1027. Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby. 1st edition, 1st issue. Scribners, 1925. $40,000 to $60,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 1042. Hemingway., Ernest. For Whom the Bell Tolls. Presentation copy, one of 15 copies. Scribners, 1940. $25,000 to $35,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 1215. A 48-star American Flag, flown from LCT-703, sunk on Omaha Beach, December 1944. $15,000 to $20,000
  • <b>Christie’s Paris, Nov. 28:</b> Seba, Albertus. <i>Locupletissimi rerum naturalium thesauri.</i> Amsterdam: J. Wetsten, 1734[-1769]. €350,000–550,000
    <b>Christie’s Paris, Nov. 28:</b> Janssonius, Joannes. <i>Novus Atlas Absolutissimus</i>. Amsterdam: J Jansson, 1658 [after 1664]. €250,000–450,000
    <b>Christie’s Paris, Nov. 28:</b> Goya, Francisco de. <i>[La Tauromaquia.] Treinta y tres estampas, que representan diferentes suertes y actitudes del arte de lidiar los Toros</i>. Madrid: [Rafael Esteve, 1816]. €150,000–250,000
    <b>Christie’s Online, Nov. 29 – Dec. 06:</b> Einstein, Albert. <i>On residual rays – and guilt about an old girlfriend</i>. Prague, 26 December 1911. US$10,000–15,000
    <b>Christie’s Online, Nov. 29 – Dec. 06:</b> Einstein, Albert. <i>‘What is logically simple is so difficult mathematically'</i>. Princeton, 16 August 1949. US$20,000–30,000
    <b>Christie’s New York, Dec. 5:</b> Yorktown Campaign manuscript map. ‘No 1 Carte générale de l’Isle de New York et des Environs...No 2. Reconnoissance Geometrique…’ n.p., c. 1781–1782. US$150,000–200,000
    <b>Christie’s New York, Dec. 5:</b> Le Hay, Jacques and Ferriol, Charles de (1637–1722). <i>Recueil de cent estampes représentant differentes nations du Levant</i>. Paris: Le Hay and Duchange, 1714. US$30,000–40,000
    <b>Christie’s New York, Dec. 7:</b> Cresswell, Samuel Gurney. <i>A Series of Eight Sketches … of the Voyage of the H.M.S. Investigator during the Discovery of the North-west Passage</i>. London: 1854. US$30,000–40,000.
    <b>Christie’s New York, Dec. 7:</b> Veer, Gerrit de. <i>Diarium nauticum seu vera descriptio trium navigationum admirandarum</i>. Amsterdam: Cornelius [Claesz], 1598. US$25,000–35,000

Auction Update Review

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Summer please last a little longer

For the week ended Saturday August 15 12 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Database; 1 denominated in euros, 2 in British pounds, and 9 in US dollars.  Sales were a slim $560,399 as 3,073 lots were offered and 2,628 sold for a 86% success rate.  It has been quiet.

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

TooveysPhotographs, Autographs, Printed and Manuscript Ephemera on August 11th: 147.92% 
Doyle New YorkEnd of Summer Sale - Prints on August 12th: 142.76% 
SkinnerAugust Americana - Prints and Manuscripts on August 9th: 110.79% 

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

Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 8/2 on August 9th: 97.36% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 8/2 on August 9th: 96.52% 
TooveysPhotographs, Autographs, Printed and Manuscript Ephemera on August 11th: 92.86% 
Doyle New YorkEnd of Summer Sale - Prints on August 12th: 87.50% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 8/6 on August 13th: 85.58% 
National Book AuctionsBooks, Art, Ephemera, and Collectibles on August 2nd: 85.03% 

12 total sales reported this week: 

TooveysPhotographs, Autographs, Printed and Manuscript Ephemera on August 11th: 92.86% 
Quagga Rare Books and ArtRare Books on August 4th: 29.41% 
Keys Fine Arts AuctioneersGeneral - Books and Prints on August 10th: 65.22% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 8/6 on August 13th: 85.58% 
Doyle New YorkEnd of Summer Sale - Prints on August 12th: 87.50% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on August 11th: 79.10% 
Michaans AuctionsEstate Sale - Books and Prints on August 8th: 71.70% 
SkinnerAugust Americana - Prints and Manuscripts on August 9th: 68.97% 
PBA GalleriesFine Books in All Fields on August 6th: 72.87% 
National Book AuctionsBooks, Art, Ephemera, and Collectibles on August 2nd: 85.03% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 8/2 on August 9th: 96.52% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 8/2 on August 9th: 97.36% 

The Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Skinner Birth Certificate Fraktur by Daniel Peterman (1797-1871), York County, Pennsylvania, on August 9th Actual price: USD $14,760.
  2. Skinner Watercolor and Ink Fraktur, Pennsylvania, on August 9th Actual price: USD $7,995.
  3. Skinner Watercolor Reward of Merit, Pennsylvania, possibly Centre County, on August 9th Actual price: USD $7,995.
  4. Skinner Birth Certificate Fraktur by the "Ehre Vater" Artist (Berks County, act. 1782-1828), Berks County, Pennsylvania, on August 9th Actual price: USD $6,765.
  5. Skinner Birth and Baptismal Printed and Watercolor Certificate Fraktur Attributed to the "Ehre Vater" Artist (Berks County, Pennsylvania), on August 9th Actual price: USD $6,765.
  6. Skinner Birth Certificate Fraktur, southeastern Pennsylvania, possibly Northampton County, for "Maria Magdelena Fetterolf 1775," on August 9th Actual price: USD $6,765.
  7. Michaans Auctions Sailing Boats - Evening Double oban on August 8th Actual price: USD $5,015.
  8. Skinner Birth Certificate Fraktur by the "Ehre Vater" Artist (Berks County, act. 1782-1828), Northampton County, Pennsylvania, on August 9th Actual price: USD $4,920.
  9. Skinner Cross-legged Angel Artist (Pennsylvania, act. 1791-1822) Fraktur, southeastern Pennsylvania, on August 9th Actual price: USD $4,920.
  10. Skinner Birth and Baptismal Certificate Fraktur, Pennsylvania, on August 9th Actual price: USD $4,305.
  11. Heritage Auctions The Incredible Hulk #181 (Marvel, 1974) CGC NM 9.4 White pages. on August 9th Actual price: USD $3,824.
  12. National Book Auctions History of the Expedition under the Command of Captains Lewis and Clark, to the Sources of the Missouri, Thence acros the Rocky Mountains and down the RIver Columbia to the Pacific Ocean, Performed during the Years 1804-5-6 by order of the Government of t on August 2nd Actual price: USD $3,819.
  13. PBA Galleries Collection of poster art and posters for theatrical productions of John Steinbeck's "The Moon is Down" on August 6th Actual price: USD $3,600.
  14. PBA Galleries The Heart of Darkness on August 6th Actual price: USD $3,300.
  15. Michaans Auctions A Woodblock Print Ink and color on paper depicting a view of Hong Kong harbor at dusk on August 8th Actual price: USD $3,245.
  16. National Book Auctions Cabeza de mujer on August 2nd Actual price: USD $3,055.
  17. Michaans Auctions Ghat in Benares Oban on August 8th Actual price: USD $2,950.
  18. Skinner Watercolor and Pen and Ink Schoolgirl World Map, Miss H.W. Lyon, Rye Academy, on August 9th Actual price: USD $2,706.
  19. Doyle New York THE FALLOWFIELD HUNT CLUB on August 12th Actual price: USD $2,500.
  20. Tooveys LEGAL DOCUMENTS. AN ALBUM CONTAINING NUMEROUS LEGAL DOCUMENTS AND LETTERS on August 11th Actual price: USD $2,496.
  21. Skinner "COMMODORE HOPKINS" on August 9th Actual price: USD $1,968.
  22. Skinner Watercolor Bible Verse Fraktur Bookplate, Pennsylvania, on August 9th Actual price: USD $1,968.
  23. Skinner Watercolor, Pen and Ink Schoolboy Map of the United Kingdom, Saxton B. Little, Columbia, Connecticut, on August 9th Actual price: USD $1,968.
  24. Heritage Auctions Tales of Suspense #39 (Marvel, 1963) CGC Apparent VG+ 4.5 Moderate (B-3) Off-white pages. on August 9th Actual price: USD $1,912.
  25. PBA Galleries Oxonia illustrata, sive Omnium celeberrimæ istius universitatis collegiorum, aularum, bibliothecæ Bodleianæ, scholarum publicarum, Theatri Sheldoniani; nec non urbis totius scenographia. Delineavit & sculpsit Dav: Loggan Univ. Oxon. Chalcographus on August 6th Actual price: USD $1,800.



For the week ahead 12 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Aug. 17th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 52 lots

Wed. Aug. 19th
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Prints. 51 lots
Treadway Toomey Auctions. Oak Park. Inaugural Objects Online Auction. 109 lots

Thu. Aug. 20th
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Summer Book Sale. 490 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 8/13. 433 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. TBD - Internet bidstart 8/13.
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Literature with the Wayne Martin Collection of Jack London, Part Two. 463 lots
Michael Treloar. Adelaide SA. Modern Literature. 255 lots

Sat. Aug. 22nd
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints.

Sun. Aug. 23rd
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 8/16.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 8/15.
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints. 42 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:<br>Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>John Norman, <i>The American Pilot</i>, complete copy with 11 folding charts, Boston, 1810. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>John Smith, <i>New England</i>, London, 1616. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>Plancius Petrus, <i>Orbis Terrarum Typus de Integro Multis in Locis Emendatus</i>, Amsterdam, 1594. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:<br>Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>Martin Waldseemüller, <i>Tabula Terre Nove</i>, woodcut, Strasbourg, 1513. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>Forlani & Zaltieri, <i>Il Disegno del Discoperto della Noua Franza</i>, Venice, 1566. $30,000 to $50,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>Richard Hakluyt, <i>Novus Orbis</i>, first appearance of "Virginia" on a printed map, Paris, 1587. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:<br>Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>Pieter van den Keere, <i>Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Geographica</i>, Amsterdam, 1608. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>Abraham Ortelius, <i>Theatrum Orbis Terrarum</i>, Antwerp, 1584. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>George B. Goode & Samuel A. Kilbourne, <i>Game Fishes of the United States</i>, New York, 1879. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:<br>Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>William Faden, <i>The Province of New Jersey</i>, London, 1777. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>James Gillray, <i>The Plumb-Pudding in Danger</i>, hand-colored etching, London, 1805. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>Pierre Belon, <i>L'Histoire de la Nature des Oyseaux</i>, with woodcut illustrations, Paris, 1555. $8,000 to $12,000.
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  • <b>19th Century Shop’s Catalog 170 Great Books and Photos. Please inquire for a copy!</b>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Walt Whitman. Poetical manuscript from <i>Leaves of Grass</i> (1865)
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> (Daniel Boone.) Filson. <i>The Discovery ... of Kentucke</i> (1784)
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Edgar A. Poe. <i>Tales</i> (1845) original cloth
    <b>19th Century Shop’s Catalog 170 Great Books and Photos. Please inquire for a copy!</b>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Emerson. Autograph letter signed on his philosophy of poetry (1841)
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Fitzgerald. <i>This Side of Paradise</i> (1920) presentation copy