• <b>Sotheby’s London: Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts and Continental and Russian Books.<br>July 3, 2018</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s London, July 3:</b> The Breviary of Marie (1344-1404), Duchess of Bar, Daughter of Bonne of Luxembourg and King John II (the Good) of France, Franciscan Use, in Latin with a few rubrics in French [France (Paris), c.1360]. £500,000 to £700,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London, July 3:</b> John Chrysostom, Homilies on Matthew’s Gospel, in Greek [Byzantine Empire (Constantinople), late 9th century]. £200,000 to £300,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London, July 3:</b> Bible, with prologues and interpretations of Hebrew Names, in Latin [France (Paris), c.1250]. £80,000 to £120,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London: Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts and Continental and Russian Books.<br>July 3, 2018</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s London, July 3:</b> Euclides. Elementa Geometriae [Translated by Adelardus Bathoniensis, Edited by Johannes Campanus]. Vicenza: Leonardus Achates de Basilea and Guilielmus de Papia, [13 May Or 20 June] 1491. £40,000 to £60,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London, July 3:</b> Apocalypsis Sancti Johannis. Single Leaf from a Block Book [Schreiber's Edition III]. [The Netherlands, C. 1465-1470]. £15,000 to £20,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London, July 3:</b> Seneca, Lucius Annaeus. Opera Philosophica. Epistolae [Edited by Blasius Romerus]. Treviso: Bernardus De Colonia, 1478. £20,000 to £30,000
  • <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>
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Luis de Lucena, <i>Arte de Ajedres,</i> first edition of the earliest extant manual on modern chess, Salamanca, circa 1496-97. Sold for $68,750.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Carte-de-visite album with 83 images of prominent African Americans & abolitionists, circa 1860s. Sold for $47,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Gustav Klimt, <i>Das Werk,</i> Vienna & Leipzig, 1918. Sold for $106,250.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Man Ray, <i>[London Transport] – Keeps London Going,</i> 1938. Sold for $149,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Thomas Jefferson, Letter Signed, to Major-General Nathanael Greene, promising reinforcements against Cornwallis, 1781. Sold for $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Nicolas de Fer, <i>L’Amerique Divisee Selon Letendue de ses Principales Parties,</i> Paris, 1713. Sold for $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Russell H. Tandy, <i>The Secret in the Old Attic,</i> watercolor, pencil & ink, 1944. Sold for $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Ernest Hemingway, <i>Three Stories & Ten Poems,</i> first edition of the author's first book, Paris, 1923. Sold for $23,750.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Walker Evans, <i>River Rouge Plant,</i> silver print, 1947. Sold for $57,500.
  • <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

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The Respite Simmers, the Dragons Stir

For the week ended Saturday August 29th 15 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 3 denominated in euros, 1 in British pounds, 1 in Mexican pesos and 10 in US dollars.  Turnover was $979,612 as 4,783 lots were offered and 3,522 sold for a 74% success rate.  The fall season is on the near horizon.


1 auction saw their total sales exceed 100% of the high estimates of all lots offered: 

Bloomsbury AuctionsInteriors - Prints on August 27th: 494.10% 


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

Bloomsbury AuctionsInteriors - Prints on August 27th: 100.00% 
Alaska AuctionPrints on August 19th: 100.00% 
Clars Auction GalleryPrints on August 23rd: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 8/16 on August 23rd: 98.49% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 8/15 on August 23rd: 98.11% 
Clars Auction GalleryPrints on August 22nd: 98.08% 
National Book AuctionsChemistry, Civil War, Exploration on August 23rd: 89.22% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 8/20 on August 27th: 85.71% 


15 total sales reported this week: 

Bloomsbury AuctionsInteriors - Prints on August 27th: 100.00% 
Alaska AuctionPrints on August 19th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 8/20 on August 27th: 85.71% 
Kolbe and Fanning Numismatic BooksellersImportant Numismatic Literature on August 22nd: 64.72% 
AuctionataErotica on August 27th: 35.58% 
AuctionataPhotography on August 25th: 38.15% 
Morton Casa de SubastasPhotography, Documents, Prints, Antiquarian and Contemporary Books on August 25th: 50.00% 
Bruun RasmussenBooks and Maps on August 25th: 65.95% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on August 25th: 76.19% 
Archives International AuctionsU.S. & Worldwide Banknotes, Coins, Scripophily, Historic Ephemera & Security Printing Ephemera. on August 4th: 54.49% 
National Book AuctionsChemistry, Civil War, Exploration on August 23rd: 89.22% 
Clars Auction GalleryPrints on August 23rd: 100.00% 
Clars Auction GalleryPrints on August 22nd: 98.08% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 8/15 on August 23rd: 98.11% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 8/16 on August 23rd: 98.49%

 

The Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Bruun Rasmussen Hergé: The Adventures of Tintin: Original drawing in ink. on August 25th Actual price: USD $25,156.
  2. Auctionata X Portfolio on August 27th Actual price: USD $21,250.
  3. Auctionata ‘Untitled (Watches)’ on August 27th Actual price: USD $16,250.
  4. Clars Auction Gallery "Pop Shop Quad IV," on August 23rd Actual price: USD $11,900.
  5. Bloomsbury Auctions Hasui Kawase : Six Ukiyo-e Woodblock Prints after Hasui, in inks on paper on August 27th Actual price: USD $10,503.
  6. Auctionata ‘Untitled (Locker Room)’ on August 27th Actual price: USD $10,000.
  7. Bruun Rasmussen "Le Chien Roi" on August 25th Actual price: USD $8,841.
  8. Auctionata 'Gunilla Bergström at Eiffel Tower' on August 27th Actual price: USD $8,750.
  9. Auctionata ‘Untitled (Reclining Figure)’ on August 27th Actual price: USD $7,485.
  10. Morton Casa de Subastas Maximiliano y Carlota Emperadores. on August 25th Actual price: USD $6,624.
  11. National Book Auctions Index testarum conchyliorum quae adservantur in Museo Nicolai Gualtieri Philosophi et Medici Collegiati Florentini, Regiae Botanices Florentinae Academiae Socii in Pisano Athenaeo Medicinae Professoris emeriti et methodice exhibentur tabulis CX on August 23rd Actual price: USD $6,463.
  12. Bruun Rasmussen John Lennon Memorabilia: John and Yoko Calender 1970. on August 25th Actual price: USD $5,750.
  13. Auctionata ‘Untitled (Working Drawing)’ on August 27th Actual price: USD $5,444.
  14. Auctionata Untitled on August 27th Actual price: USD $5,444.
  15. Auctionata Pin. A fancy on August 25th Actual price: USD $5,000.
  16. Auctionata ‘Marilyn Monroe Crucifix’ on August 27th Actual price: USD $5,000.
  17. Auctionata ‘The Singers’ on August 27th Actual price: USD $5,000.
  18. National Book Auctions Tomoyoshi CONTEMPORARY ART AND THE ART OF THE FUTURE 1925 Antique Japanese Culture Plates Chemise & Slipcase on August 23rd Actual price: USD $4,700.
  19. Bruun Rasmussen Petermanns Geographische Mitteilungen: A. Petermann: Mitteilungen aus Justus Perthes' Geographischer Anstalt [...]. on August 25th Actual price: USD $4,600.
  20. Morton Casa de Subastas Historia Real Sagrada, Luz de Príncipes, y Súbditos. on August 25th Actual price: USD $4,464.
  21. Bruun Rasmussen Denmark's greatest storyteller: Important collection of letters from Karen Blixen to Viggo Kjær Petersen. on August 25th Actual price: USD $4,241.
  22. Clars Auction Gallery "Celestine Maja et Grotesques," on August 23rd Actual price: USD $4,165.
  23. Bruun Rasmussen Rousseau's works: Oeuvres completes. on August 25th Actual price: USD $4,025.
  24. Auctionata ‘SUMO’ on August 27th Actual price: USD $3,750.
  25. Morton Casa de Subastas Conquista dell' Indie Occidentali. on August 25th Actual price: USD $3,744.

 

For the week ahead 12 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Aug. 31st
Winter Associates. Plainville, CT . Prints. 25 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 77 lots

Wed. Sep. 2nd
Lyon and Turnbull. Edinburgh. Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Photographs. 403 lots

Thu. Sep. 3rd
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Cape Town. Books - Internet Bidstart 8/27. 438 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Books. 300 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 8/27. 410 lots
Vermot de Pas. Paris. CollectioMania II : Posters, Mai 68 Posters, Abstract and Contemporary Paintings and Prints, Tribal. 188 lots

Fri. Sep. 4th
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Autographs and Memorabilia. 210 lots

Sat. Sep. 5th
Aspire Auctions. Cleveland. Prints - Online - Internet Bidstart 8/28. 35 lots
Ferraton. Bruxelles. SPECIAL PUBLIC SALE Africa - Oceania - Pre-Columbian America BOOKS AND ARTICLES. 257 lots

Sun. Sep. 6th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 8/30.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 8/30.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <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>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>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