• <b>Auction Pierre Bergé & associés in association with Sotheby’s: Important Books and Manuscripts from the Library of Jean A. Bonna from the 15th to the 20th Century. Sale on April 26, 2017. Exhibition in London March 28-30</b>
    <b>Pierre Bergé & Associés, Apr. 26:</b> Galileo, <i>Discorsi e Dimostrazioni matematiche.</i> Leyde, Elzevier, 1638. Original edition: only known copy of the first state. €700,000 – 900,000
    <b>Pierre Bergé & Associés, Apr. 26:</b> Fables illustrated by Benjamin Rabier. Paris, Tallandier, without date [ca. 1910]. Superb binding doubled in vellum decorated with painted and mosaic decors by André Mare illustrating four fables. €10,000 – 15,000
    <b>Pierre Bergé & Associés, Apr. 26:</b> Gustave Flaubert, draft for the preface of the <i>Memoir for the defense of Madame Bovary</i>, 15-30 January 1857. Exceptiona signed autograph manuscript. €40,000 – 60,000
    <b>Auction Pierre Bergé & associés in association with Sotheby’s: Important Books and Manuscripts from the Library of Jean A. Bonna from the 15th to the 20th Century. Sale on April 26, 2017. Exhibition in London March 28-30</b>
    <b>Pierre Bergé & Associés, Apr. 26:</b> Boccace, <i>The Book of Praise and the Virtue of the Noble and Cleric Ladies.</i> Verard, 1493. First edition of the French version attributed to Laurent de Premierfait. €40,000 – 60,000
    <b>Pierre Bergé & Associés, Apr. 26:</b> Exceptional set of 15 original bindings by Jean de Gonet, on rare editions illustrated by Picasso, Matisse, Miro or original editions of Bataille or Radiguet.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30: Printed & Manuscript African Americana</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30:</b> Malcolm X, typed manuscripts for the <i>LA Herald Dispatch</i> column "God's Angry Men," 1957.<br>$200,000 to $300,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30:</b> Frederick Douglass, Autograph Letter Signed to George Alfred Townsend, Washington, 1880.<br>$40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30:</b> Carte-de-visite album featuring a previously unrecorded image of Harriet Tubman, 1860s.<br>$20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30: Printed & Manuscript African Americana</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30:</b> Collection of documents from the Montgomery Improvement Association, Alabama, 1955-63. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30:</b> Martin Luther King, Jr., working draft of the "Letter from Birmingham Jail," Alabama, 1963. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30:</b> <i>Benjamin Bannaker's Almanac</i> for 1795, Baltimore. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30: Printed & Manuscript African Americana</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30:</b> Collection of 41 letters addressed to Rebecca Primus, 1854-72.<br>$20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30:</b> Abby Fisher, <i>What Mrs. Fisher Knows About Old Southern Cooking</i>, first edition, San Francisco, 1881.<br>$10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30:</b> Victor H. Green, <i>The Negro Motorist Green-Book for 1941</i>, New York, 1940. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30:</b> Toni Morrison, <i>The Bluest Eye, </i>reviewer's copy, New York, 1971. $4,000 to $6,000.
  • <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>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

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   For the week ending Saturday September 12th, 9 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 2 denominated in euros, 2 in British pounds, and 5 in US dollars.  Turnover was $669,316 as 2,929 lots were offered and 2,646 sold for an 90.34% success rate. 

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

FerratonSPECIAL PUBLIC SALE Africa - Oceania - Pre-Columbian America BOOKS AND ARTICLES on September 5th: 226.23% 


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

Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 8/30 on September 6th: 98.87% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 8/30 on September 6th: 98.73% 
Aspire AuctionsPrints - Online - Internet Bidstart 8/28 on September 5th: 98.21% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 9/3 on September 10th: 92.86% 
TooveysPrints on September 9th: 89.66% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on September 8th: 85.48% 
FerratonSPECIAL PUBLIC SALE Africa - Oceania - Pre-Columbian America BOOKS AND ARTICLES on September 5th: 83.66% 
Bloomsbury AuctionsBibliophile on September 10th: 81.68% 


9 total sales reported this week: 

Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 9/3 on September 10th: 92.86% 
TooveysPrints on September 9th: 89.66% 
Bloomsbury AuctionsBibliophile on September 10th: 81.68% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on September 8th: 85.48% 
FerratonSPECIAL PUBLIC SALE Africa - Oceania - Pre-Columbian America BOOKS AND ARTICLES on September 5th: 83.66% 
Aspire AuctionsPrints - Online - Internet Bidstart 8/28 on September 5th: 98.21% 
PBA GalleriesFine Books on September 3rd: 75.00% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 8/30 on September 6th: 98.73% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 8/30 on September 6th: 98.87% 

 
The Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Ferraton « Voyages Haut Congo ». Manuscrit autographe comprenant deux volumes : on September 5th Actual price: USD $32,200.
  2. PBA Galleries Fruits of Mormonism, or a fair and candid Statement of Facts illustrative of Mormon Principles, Mormon Policy, and Mormon Character, by more than Forty Eye-Witnesses on September 3rd Actual price: USD $18,000.
  3. PBA Galleries A Chronological History of the Discoveries in the South Sea or Pacific Ocean on September 3rd Actual price: USD $7,200.
  4. PBA Galleries Thirty-eight stereoview photographs of Alaska and the Pacific Northwest, most by Richard Maynard on September 3rd Actual price: USD $6,600.
  5. PBA Galleries [The Grounds and Rules of Musick explained: or, An Introduction to the art of singing by note Fitted to the meanest capacities] on September 3rd Actual price: USD $4,800.
  6. Bloomsbury Auctions ou Exposition des Considerations Relatives a l'Histoire Naturelle des Animaux 2 vol. on September 10th Actual price: USD $4,201.
  7. PBA Galleries Die neuwen Inseln so hinder Hispanien gegen Orient bey dem land Indie ligen on September 3rd Actual price: USD $4,200.
  8. Heritage Auctions Wonder Woman #6 on September 6th Actual price: USD $3,585.
  9. Heritage Auctions Tales of Suspense #39 on September 6th Actual price: USD $3,585.
  10. Aspire Auctions Veiled, 1971. on September 5th Actual price: USD $3,479.
  11. Bloomsbury Auctions A Lecture on the preservation of persons in the hour of shipwreck; on September 10th Actual price: USD $3,437.
  12. Bloomsbury Auctions A group of 12 rice paper paintings of textile manufacture and food production on September 10th Actual price: USD $3,437.
  13. PBA Galleries Left by the Indians. Story of My Life. [wrapper title] on September 3rd Actual price: USD $3,300.
  14. PBA Galleries Orbis terrae compendiosa descriptio: quam ex magna universali Gerardi Mercatoris Domino Richardo Gartho, geographie ac aeterarum bonarum artium amatori ac fautori summo, in veteris amicitie ac familiaritatis memoria Rumoldus Mercator fieri curabat A0. M.D on September 3rd Actual price: USD $2,700.
  15. Heritage Auctions X-Men #1 on September 6th Actual price: USD $2,510.
  16. PBA Galleries Photograph of John Muir, signed by him in ink beneath the image on September 3rd Actual price: USD $2,280.
  17. Heritage Auctions Captain America Sketch Original Art on September 6th Actual price: USD $2,271.
  18. Aspire Auctions Marginal, 1971. on September 5th Actual price: USD $2,214.
  19. PBA Galleries Matrix: A Review For Printers and Bibliophiles. Volumes 1-26 on September 3rd Actual price: USD $2,040.
  20. Aspire Auctions Dimensional, 1971. on September 5th Actual price: USD $2,013.
  21. Ferraton Ensemble de +/- 175 photos, presque en majorité avec le cachet au verso de "Photo Congopresse", le nom du Cdt Dandoy et une notice dactylographiée collée. La plupart représentent des personnages isolés. on September 5th Actual price: USD $1,960.
  22. PBA Galleries History of the Expedition under the Command of Lewis and Clark to the Sources of the Missouri River, thence across the Rocky Mountains and down the Columbia River to the Pacific Ocean performed during the Years 1804-5-6, by Order of the Government of the on September 3rd Actual price: USD $1,920.
  23. PBA Galleries Vast collection of Hotel luggage labels on September 3rd Actual price: USD $1,920.
  24. Heritage Auctions Action Comics #252 on September 6th Actual price: USD $1,912.
  25. Heritage Auctions Justice League of America #121 Page 5 Original Art on September 6th Actual price: USD $1,912.


For the week ahead 32 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Sep. 14th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 77 lots

Tue. Sep. 15th
Paige Auction. Portland. Advertising Memorabilia. 136 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Fine Clocks, Barometers, Scientific Instruments: Books. 8 lots
Skinner. Boston. Fine Art Online - Prints Internet bidstart 9/2. 109 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Books. 29 lots
Quagga Rare Books and Art. Cape Town. Collectible Africana Books, Art and Ephemera - Internet bidstart 9/8. 21 lots

Wed. Sep. 16th
Christies. London - King Street. Prints and Multiples. 179 lots
Bonhams. London. Prints and Multiples. 283 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books, Maps and Documents: Opera and the History of Music. 718 lots
Old World Auctions. Glen Allen. Antique Maps, Globes, Charts, Atlases & Vintage Graphics. 806 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet bidstart 8/21. 1130 lots
PIASA. Paris. Wegman: Dogs on Furniture. 37 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Rogers de Rin Collections and Properties. 17 lots

Thu. Sep. 17th
Christies. London -South Kensington. Prints and Multiples. 245 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Printed and Manuscript Americana. 411 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Books. 192 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 9/10. 269 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Books and Works on Paper. 349 lots

Fri. Sep. 18th
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Prints, Books, Photographs. 69 lots
Koller Auctions. Geneve. Prints. 94 lots
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. Reopening Sale: Prints. 98 lots
Koller Auctions. Zurich. A Private Collection of Italian Manuscript Illumination. 71 lots

Sat. Sep. 19th
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. Advertising, Coin-Op and Vintage Poster. 995 lots
Heritage Auctions. New York. Entertainment and Music Memorabilia. 1032 lots
Arader Galleries. New York City. Audubon's Aquatints of Birds and Quads, Important Maps and Natural History Watercolors. 213 lots
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints.
Skinner. Boston. Asian Works of Art - Prints. 82 lots
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Books and Autographs. 548 lots
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Photography. 129 lots

Sun. Sep. 20th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 9/13.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 9/13.
Carlsen Gallery. Greenville, NY. Prints, Books. 13 lots

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  • <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> THE PAPERS OF BREVET MAJOR GENERAL JOHN GROSS BARNARD (1815-1882), Chief Engineer of the Army of the Potomac. Estimate: $75,000-100,000
    <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
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> WILLIAM FADEN, A Plan of New York Island, with part of Long Island, Staten Island & East New Jersey. London: 1776. Estimate: $5,000-8,000
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> MAX BEERBOHM, Lord Curzon delivering an oration. Original drawing with collage. London, 1912. Est: $2,000-3,000
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> AMERICAN REVOLUTION, Recueil des Loix Constitutives des Colonies Angloises. A Philadelphie, et se vend a Paris: Cellot & Jombert, 1778. First collected edition in French. Estimate: $500-800
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> WILLIAM TECUMSEH SHERMAN, Confederate General Joseph Johnston's copy of Sherman's General Orders No. 65 announcing the final agreement of Surrender, 27 April 1865. Est: $4,000-6,000
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> JOHN KEATS, Lamia, Isabella, the Eve of Saint Agnes and Other Poems. London: Taylor and Hessey, 1820. First edition of Keats’s third book.. Estimate: $5,000-7,000
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> M. T. Cicero's Cato Major, or his discourse of Old-age: With Explanatory Notes. Philadelphia: Benjamin Franklin, 1744. Est: $5,000-8,000
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> WINSTON S CHURCHILL, History of the English Speaking Peoples. London: Cassell, 1956-58. First editions. Est: $1,500-2,500
  • <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books and Works on Paper. March 30, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions Mar. 30:</b> Potter (Beatrix). The Tale of Peter Rabbit, first edition, first issue, [1901]. Part of an extensive, private Beatrix Potter collection. £15,000 - 20,000
    <b>Forum Auctions Mar. 30:</b> Dodgson (Charles Lutwidge). The Hunting of the Snark, first edition, with original printed dust-jacket, 1876.<br>£7,000 - 9,000
    <b>Forum Auctions Mar. 30:</b> Buckland Wright (John). Pervigilium Veneris: The Vigil of Venus, number 1 of 100 copies (Christopher Sandford's copy), Golden Cockerel Press, 1939.<br>£2,000 - 3,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books and Works on Paper. March 30, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions Mar. 30:</b> Kelmscott Press. Keats (John). The Poems, one of 300, orig. vellum, 8vo, Kelmscott Press, 1894. £1,800 - 2,200
    <b>Forum Auctions Mar. 30:</b> Greenhill (Elizabeth).- Morison (Stanley) and Kenneth Day. The Typographic Book, 1450-1935, bound in dark green goatskin by Elizabeth Greenhill, 1963. £6,000 - 8,000
    <b>Forum Auctions Mar. 30:</b> Fitzgerald (F. Scott). The Great Gatsby, first edition, first state dust-jacket, New York, 1925. £25,000 - 35,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books and Works on Paper. March 30, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions Mar. 30:</b> Dionysius, <i>Halicarnassensis</i>. Antiquitates Romanae, Editio princeps, Treviso, Bernardinus Celerius, 24 or 25 February, 1480. £4,000 - 6,000
    <b>Forum Auctions Mar. 30:</b> Canon Law. [Laurentius Puldericus. Breviarum decreti], manuscript in Latin, on paper, [?Germany], [c. 1450].<br>£5,000 - 7,000
    <b>Forum Auctions Mar. 30:</b> Swimming. Percey (William) The Compleat Swimmer: or, the Art of Swimming, first and only edition, by J.C. for Henry Fletcher, 1658. £5,000 - 7,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books and Works on Paper. March 30, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions Mar. 30:</b> Binding with silverwork by Anthony Nelme. The Holy Bible, containing the Old Testament and the New: : newly translated out of the original tongues, Oxford, John Baskett, 1716. £10,000 - 15,000
    <b>Forum Auctions Mar. 30:</b> George IV's copy. Nash (John, architect). The Royal Pavilion at Brighton, one of 10 copies, 1826. £8,000 - 10,000
    <b>Forum Auctions Mar. 30:</b> Blake (William, 1757-1827). "With Dreams upon my bed thou scarest me & affrightest me with Visions", 1825. £700 - 1,000
  • <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