• <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.
  • <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

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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>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>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
  • <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