• <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>Lawbook Exchange:</b> Lawbook Exchange. Trials for Murder, Robbery, Burglary, Rapes, Sodomy... 4 vols. London, 1764. See at the 2017 NY ABAA Book Fair Booth C-22
    <b>Lawbook Exchange:</b> An Enquiry Concerning the Liberty, And Licentiousness of the Press. New York, 1801. See at the 2017 NY ABAA Book Fair Booth C-22
    <b>Lawbook Exchange:</b> Tavern Licence Granted to John Swan by Mayor James Duane, 1789. See at the 2017 NY ABAA Book Fair Booth C-22
    <b>Lawbook Exchange:</b> First edition of Story's, Commentaries on the Constitution. 3 vols. Boston, 1833. See at the 2017 NY ABAA Book Fair Booth C-22
    <b>Lawbook Exchange:</b> Manuscript Law Dictionary. Repertorium Universale, Amandola, Italy, c.1750. See at the 2017 NY ABAA Book Fair Booth C-22
    <b>Lawbook Exchange:</b> Magna Carta. London, 1556. See at the 2017 NY ABAA Book Fair Booth C-22
    <b>Lawbook Exchange:</b> Hemard. Code Civil, in an extraordinary binding. See at the 2017 NY ABAA Book Fair Booth C-22
    <b>Lawbook Exchange:</b> Two Accounts of the Murder of Mr. John Hayes. London, 1726. See at the 2017 NY ABAA Book Fair Booth C-22
    <b>Lawbook Exchange:</b> Robinson, Boardman. Mr Justice Precedent. 1914. See at the 2017 NY ABAA Book Fair Booth C-22
    <b>Lawbook Exchange:</b> Five volumes of Italian Legal Code in miniature. Turin: Fratelli Bocca, 1901-1903. See at the 2017 NY ABAA Book Fair Booth C-22
    <b>Lawbook Exchange:</b> Tartagni. Alexander de Imola in Prima(m) (et) Secunda(m)... Venice, 1514. In a contemporary chained binding. See at the 2017 NY ABAA Book Fair Booth C-22
    <b>Lawbook Exchange:</b> Catalogue 85. Recently Acquired Books, Manuscripts & Ephemera
  • <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, Mar 9: Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9:</b> Single leaf from a paper copy of the Gutenberg Bible, Mainz, 1455, in a copy of Newton's <i>A Noble Fragment</i>. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9:</b> Immanuel Kant, <i>Critik der reinen Vernunft</i>, first edition, Riga, 1781. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9:</b> Hans Holbein, <i>The Images of the Old Testament</i>, with 94 woodcut illustrations, first edition in English, Lyon, 1549. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9: Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9:</b> Samuel Johnson, <i>A Dictionary of the English Language</i>, first edition, London, 1755. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9:</b><br>John Milton, <i>Paradise Lost</i>, first edition, London, 1668.<br>$6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9:</b> Antonio de Guevara, <i>The Dial of Princes</i>, London, 1568.<br>$3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9: Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9:</b> <i>Oraciones de los SS. Mysterios Gloriosos y Dolorosos</i>, manuscript in Spanish, Brussels, 1676.<br>$3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9:</b><br>Jan Nieuhoff, et al., <i>An Embassy from the East-India Company... to the Grand Tartar Cham, Emperour of China, </i>London, 1671. 4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9:</b> Moses Maimonides, <i>Ha-Higayon... Logica</i>, first edition, Basel, 1527.<br>$800 to $1,200.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9: Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9:</b> Petrus Berchorius, <i>Liber Bibliae moralis</i>, fourth edition of the first volume, Cologne, 1477.<br>$10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9:</b> Niccolò Machiavelli, <i>The Florentine Historie</i>, first edition in English, London, 1595. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9:</b><br>Sir Philip Sidney, <i>The Countesse of Pembrokes Arcadia</i>, third edition, London, 1598. $3,000 to $5,000.

Auction Update Review

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26 Auctions Archived, 29 Auctions Upcoming

26 Auctions Archived, 27    For the week ending Saturday September 19th, 26 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 2 denominated in Euros, 7 in British pounds, 1 in Australian Dollars, and 16 in US dollars.  Turnover was $9,414,892 as 5,290 lots were offered and 4,446 sold for an 84.05% success rate. 

2 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

ChristiesPrints and Multiples on September 16th: $4,815,075 
Swann GalleriesPrinted and Manuscript Americana on September 17th: $1,003,816

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

Bloomsbury AuctionsFine Clocks, Barometers, Scientific Instruments: Books on September 15th: 180.58% 
Swann GalleriesPrinted and Manuscript Americana on September 17th: 126.61% 
Rago Arts and AuctionsGreat Estates Auction - Books and Prints on September 11th: 110.25% 
SkinnerFine Prints and Photographs on September 11th: 107.84% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents: Opera and the History of Music on September 16th: 105.79% 

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

Bloomsbury AuctionsFine Clocks, Barometers, Scientific Instruments: Books on September 15th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 9/6 on September 13th: 99.20% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 9/6 on September 13th: 97.92% 
National Book AuctionsBooks and Ephemera on September 13th: 95.23% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 9/10 on September 17th: 95.17% 
Brunk AuctionsCatalogue Auction: Books and Prints on September 12th: 91.67% 
Charlton HallFall International Sale on September 12th: 89.55% 
Rago Arts and AuctionsAsian Arts - Woodblock Prints on September 10th: 89.00% 
Swann GalleriesPrinted and Manuscript Americana on September 17th: 88.56% 
SkinnerFine Prints and Photographs on September 11th: 84.89% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on September 15th: 80.52% 

26 total sales reported this week: 

National Book AuctionsBooks and Ephemera on September 13th: 95.23% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 9/10 on September 17th: 95.17% 
Swann GalleriesPrinted and Manuscript Americana on September 17th: 88.56% 
Bloomsbury AuctionsBooks and Works on Paper on September 17th: 69.63% 
ChristiesPrints and Multiples on September 17th: 65.71% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents: Opera and the History of Music on September 16th: 79.81% 
BonhamsPrints and Multiples on September 16th: 66.78% 
Bruun RasmussenBooks on September 15th: 79.31% 
ChristiesPrints and Multiples on September 16th: 77.09% 
Bloomsbury AuctionsRogers de Rin Collections and Properties on September 16th: 76.47% 
Paige AuctionAdvertising Memorabilia on September 15th: 61.76% 
Brunk AuctionsCatalogue Auction: Books and Prints on September 12th: 91.67% 
SkinnerFine Art Online - Prints Internet bidstart 9/2 on September 15th: 69.72% 
Bloomsbury AuctionsFine Clocks, Barometers, Scientific Instruments: Books on September 15th: 100.00% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on September 15th: 80.52% 
Charlton HallFall International Sale on September 12th: 89.55% 
Neal Auction CompanyFall Estates Auction - Books and Prints - Day 2 on September 13th: 66.67% 
Neal Auction CompanyFall Estates Auction - Books and Prints - Day 1 on September 12th: 67.39% 
Michaans AuctionsEstate Auction on September 12th: 59.52% 
SkinnerFine Prints and Photographs on September 11th: 84.89% 
Grays AuctioneersAntiques, Scientific Instruments - Books and Papers on September 9th: 40.00% 
Rago Arts and AuctionsGreat Estates Auction - Books and Prints on September 11th: 72.73% 
Australian Book AuctionsBooks on September 7th: 78.79% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 9/6 on September 13th: 97.92% 
Rago Arts and AuctionsAsian Arts - Woodblock Prints on September 10th: 89.00% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 9/6 on September 13th: 99.20%

The Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Christies Arearea no varua ino (Words of the Devil) on September 16th Actual price: USD $413,075.
  2. Christies Portfolio L'Estampe originale the near complete series of albums comprising 94 prints, 1893-1895 on September 16th Actual price: USD $227,075.
  3. Christies Andy Mouse screenprint in colours, 1986 on September 16th Actual price: USD $199,175.
  4. Christies Electric Chairs the complete set of ten screenprints in colours, 1971 on September 16th Actual price: USD $189,875.
  5. Christies Jazz 19 pochoirs in colours, 1947 on September 16th Actual price: USD $171,275.
  6. Christies Femme au Miroir linocut rincé printed in white, with China ink, 1963-64 on September 16th Actual price: USD $171,275.
  7. Christies Miroir de la Tauromachie the complete portfolio of four lithographs in colours, 1990 on September 16th Actual price: USD $143,375.
  8. Christies Le Repas Frugal, from: La Suite des Saltimbanques etching with drypoint, 1904 on September 16th Actual price: USD $124,775.
  9. Christies Reverie, from: 11 Pop Artists, Volume II screenprint in colours, 1965 on September 16th Actual price: USD $106,175.
  10. Christies Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, from: Reigning Queens screenprint in colours, 1985 on September 16th Actual price: USD $96,875.
  11. Christies Marilyn screenprint in colours, 1967 on September 16th Actual price: USD $96,875.
  12. Christies Bathers gouache monotype, 1902 on September 16th Actual price: USD $96,875.
  13. Christies Untitled, from: On the Bowery screenprint in colours, 1969-71 on September 16th Actual price: USD $87,188.
  14. Christies Landscape with Boats lithograph and screenprint in colours, 1996 on September 16th Actual price: USD $87,188.
  15. Christies Kerze II offset print in colours with hand-applied oil paint, 1989 on September 16th Actual price: USD $81,375.
  16. Christies Truck the complete set of four screenprints in colours, 1985 on September 16th Actual price: USD $77,500.
  17. Swann Galleries Manuscript furniture designs by an early 18th-century Philadelphia joiner. on September 17th Actual price: USD $75,000.
  18. Christies Sweet Dreams Baby!, from: 11 Pop Artists, Volume III screenprint in colours, 1965 on September 16th Actual price: USD $73,625.
  19. Christies chromogenic colour print mounted on aluminium, 2014 on September 16th Actual price: USD $71,688.
  20. Skinner Evening Wind on September 11th Actual price: USD $67,650.
  21. Bruun Rasmussen Allgemeine Naturgeschichte der Fische. on September 15th Actual price: USD $64,269.
  22. Christies Mickey screenprint in colours on September 17th Actual price: USD $62,000.
  23. Christies Liz offset lithograph in colours, 1964 on September 16th Actual price: USD $62,000.
  24. Christies Fusées the complete portfolio comprising 15 aquatints in colours, 1959 on September 16th Actual price: USD $62,000.
  25. Christies Views of Hotel Well III, from: Moving Focus lithograph in colours, 1984-1985 on September 16th Actual price: USD $58,125.

 

For the week ahead 29 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Sep. 21st
Bonhams. New York. The History of Science and Technology. 80 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Old Master Prints. 28 lots

Tue. Sep. 22nd
Bonhams. New York. Fine Books and Manuscripts. 291 lots
Dorotheum . Vienna. Books and Decorative Prints. 295 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 94 lots

Wed. Sep. 23rd
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. The Transport Sale. 8 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 70 lots

Thu. Sep. 24th
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Books and Ephemera - Day 1. 770 lots
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Fine Prints. 235 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Remarkable Rarity - Internet bidstart 9/17. 101 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. 19th and 20th Century Prints and Drawings. 651 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Rare Books and Manuscripts. 343 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 9/17.
Auctionata. New York. Meet the Masters: From Modern to Pop. 106 lots

Fri. Sep. 25th
Venator and Hanstein. Köln . Books, Prints, Autographs. 805 lots
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Books and Ephemera - Day 2. 373 lots
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Lee's Summit . Late Summer Sale. 164 lots
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Prints. 21 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Six Day - Million Dollar Auction - Session 1. 685 lots

Sat. Sep. 26th
Venator and Hanstein. Köln . Modern and Contemporary Prints. 424 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Merrill C. Berman Collection Part III Americana & Political. 373 lots
Potomack Company. Alexandria. Fine Art and Antiques - Books, Prints. 36 lots
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Books and Prints. 32 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Prints and Books. 39 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Six Day - Million Dollar Auction - Session 2. 628 lots

Sun. Sep. 27th
Grogan and Company. Dedham. September Auction - Books, Prints. 11 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 9/20.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 9/20.
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Six Day - Million Dollar Auction - Session 3. 783 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <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>Daniel Crouch Rare Books</b><br>SAXTON, Christopher. <i>The Travellers Guide being the best Mapp of the Kingdom of England and Principality of Wales</i>. London, [1583, but c.1716].
    <b>Daniel Crouch Rare Books</b><br>VISSCHER, Claes Jansz. <i>Novissima et Accuratissima Leonis Belgici</i>. Amsterdam, Claes Jansz Visscher, [1611-1621 or later].
    <b>Daniel Crouch Rare Books</b> PTOLEMAEUS, Claudius. <i>Decima Asie Tabula</i>. Ulm, Lienhart Holle, 16 July 1482.
    <b>Daniel Crouch Rare Books</b><br>WIT, Frederick de, and Gerard VALK. <i>Orbis Terrarum Nova et Accurata Tabula</i>. Amsterdam, Gerard Valk, [c.1690-1700].
    <b>Daniel Crouch Rare Books</b><br>APIANUS, Petrus. <i>Astronomicum Caesareum</i>. Ingolstadt, Peter Apian, 1540.
    <b>Daniel Crouch Rare Books</b><br>CASSINI, Jean-Dominique. <i>Carte de la Lune</i>. Paris, Jean-Dominique Cassini, 1787.
    <b>Daniel Crouch Rare Books</b> PTOLEMAEUS, Claudius. <i>Geographicae enarrationis libri octo</i>. Argentoragi, 1525.
    <b>Daniel Crouch Rare Books</b><br>[SAXTON, Christopher]. <i> [An Atlas of England and Wales]</i>. [London, Christopher Saxton, 1579].
    <b>Daniel Crouch Rare Books</b> Commission des sciences et arts d'Egypte. <i>Description de l’Égypte</i>… Paris, Imprimerie impériale - Imprimerie royale, 1809-1828.
    <b>Daniel Crouch Rare Books</b> CHURCHMAN, John. <i>To George Washington President of the United States of America this Magnetic Atlas or Variation Chart is humbly inscribed by John Churchman</i>. Philadelphia, 1790.
    <b>Daniel Crouch Rare Books</b><br>APIANUS, Petrus. <i>Tipus Orbis Universalis</i>. Vienna, Johannes Camertius, 1520.
    <b>Daniel Crouch Rare Books</b><br>LORIOT, A[uguste], [after] Nicolas LANE. <i>[Pocket globe]</i>. London, 65 New Bond Street, 1809.
    <b>Daniel Crouch Rare Books</b><br>BLAEU, Johannes. <i>Grooten Atlas</i>. Amsterdam, Joan Blaeu, 1662-1665.
    <b>Daniel Crouch Rare Books</b><br>INGEBORG BRUN, Emmy. <i>Mars efter Lowell’s Glober 1894-1914</i>. Denmark, [c1915].
    <b>Daniel Crouch Rare Books</b><br>LUTHER, Martin. <i>Der vierde Teil aller Bücher vnd Schrifften des thewren seligen Mans</i>. Gedruckt zu Jhena, Durch Christian Rödinger, 1556.