• <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>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.
  • <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>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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18 Auctions Archived, 26 Upcoming

For the week ended Saturday 10 October, 18 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 4 denominated in euros, 2 in British pounds,  and 12 in US dollars.  Turnover was $14,833,975 as 5,438 lots were offered and 4,153 sold for a 76.37% success rate.  It was a strong week. 

 

7 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Profiles in HistoryHollywood Auction - Day 3 on October 1st: $3,475,005 
SothebysPhotographs on October 7th: $3,280,375 
Profiles in HistoryHollywood Auction - Day 2 on September 30th: $2,692,310 
ChristiesPhotographs on October 6th: $1,661,375 
RR AuctionRemarkable Rarity - Internet bidstart 9/17 on September 24th: $1,141,731 
ChristiesPhotographs on October 5th: $1,061,000 
Profiles in HistoryHollywood Auction - Day 1 on September 29th: $1,028,018 

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

Profiles in HistoryHollywood Auction - Day 1 on September 29th: 135.80% 
Dorotheum Scientific Instruments: Globes on October 5th: 131.91% 
Alaska AuctionBooks and Prints on September 26th: 108.80% 


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

Alaska AuctionBooks and Prints on September 26th: 100.00% 
Alaska AuctionPrints on September 25th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 9/27 on October 4th: 98.81% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 9/27 on October 4th: 98.40% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 10/1 on October 8th: 85.56% 
TooveysAntiquarian and Collectors Books on October 6th: 80.43% 
TooveysPrints on October 7th: 80.00% 


18 total sales reported this week: 

TooveysPrints on October 7th: 80.00% 
TooveysAntiquarian and Collectors Books on October 6th: 80.43% 
Alaska AuctionPrints on September 25th: 100.00% 
Alaska AuctionBooks and Prints on September 26th: 100.00% 
Vermot de PasSporlympics - 2nd Part on October 5th: 59.92% 
Vermot de PasSporlympics - 1st Part on October 4th: 55.63% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 10/1 on October 8th: 85.56% 
SothebysPhotographs on October 7th: 59.64% 
Profiles in HistoryHollywood Auction - Day 3 on October 1st: 68.18% 
Profiles in HistoryHollywood Auction - Day 2 on September 30th: 76.10% 
Profiles in HistoryHollywood Auction - Day 1 on September 29th: 66.83% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on October 6th: 77.33% 
ChristiesPhotographs on October 6th: 56.00% 
Dorotheum Scientific Instruments: Globes on October 5th: 78.95% 
ChristiesPhotographs on October 5th: 57.14% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 9/27 on October 4th: 98.40% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 9/27 on October 4th: 98.81% 
RR AuctionRemarkable Rarity - Internet bidstart 9/17 on September 24th: 54.46% 

 

The Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys MAN IN POLYESTER SUIT on October 7th Actual price: USD $478,000.
  2. Profiles in History “Blockade Runner” filming miniature from Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope.  on October 1st Actual price: USD $450,000.
  3. Sothebys CAMPESINOS READING EL MACHETE on October 7th Actual price: USD $225,000.
  4. Profiles in History George Reeves “Superman” costume ensemble with fx “flying pan”. on September 30th Actual price: USD $216,000.
  5. Sothebys GEORGIA O'KEEFFE on October 7th Actual price: USD $212,500.
  6. Profiles in History Harrison Ford signature screen used “Indiana Jones” bullwhip. on October 1st Actual price: USD $204,000.
  7. RR Auction John F. Kennedy Handwritten Manuscript Announcing His Presidential Candidacy Handwritten Manuscript on September 24th Actual price: USD $196,000.
  8. Profiles in History Norma Shearer 1930 “Best Actress” Academy Award “Oscar” trophy for her role as “Jerry” in The Divorcee. on September 30th Actual price: USD $192,000.
  9. RR Auction The White House Plinth Plinth on September 24th Actual price: USD $183,750.
  10. Profiles in History Clyde De Vinna’s 1928/1929 “Best Cinematography” Academy Award for White Shadows in the South Seas on September 30th Actual price: USD $180,000.
  11. Christies Man's Construction, 1912 on October 5th Actual price: USD $161,000.
  12. Profiles in History Panavision PSR-148 35mm camera used on The Exorcist, The French Connection and other classic films. on September 30th Actual price: USD $128,000.
  13. Profiles in History “General Lee” 1969 Dodge Charger from The Dukes of Hazzard. on September 30th Actual price: USD $120,000.
  14. Sothebys NUDE (TINA ON THE AZOTEA) on October 7th Actual price: USD $118,750.
  15. Christies Helena Christensen, Debbie Lee Carrington, Vogue Italy, ET Mirage, California, 1990 on October 6th Actual price: USD $118,750.
  16. Sothebys 'PORTFOLIO VI' on October 7th Actual price: USD $112,500.
  17. Profiles in History Original screen-used hero Alien Creature head by H.R. Giger from Alien. on October 1st Actual price: USD $102,000.
  18. Profiles in History Carrie Fisher "Slave Leia" costume from Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi. on October 1st Actual price: USD $96,000.
  19. Sothebys 'PARMELIAN PRINTS OF THE HIGH SIERRAS' on October 7th Actual price: USD $93,750.
  20. Profiles in History Harrison Ford’s screen worn fedora from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. on October 1st Actual price: USD $90,000.
  21. Profiles in History Collection of (12) How the Grinch Stole Christmas screen-used production cels. on September 30th Actual price: USD $90,000.
  22. Profiles in History “Marty McFly” 2015 Nike “Mags” self-lacing shoes from Back to the Future II. on October 1st Actual price: USD $84,000.
  23. Profiles in History Leonard Nimoy “Spock” tunic from Star Trek: The Original Series. on October 1st Actual price: USD $84,000.
  24. Profiles in History Robert Shaw “Quint” hero harpoon rifle from Jaws. on October 1st Actual price: USD $84,000.
  25. Sothebys UNTITLED (CHICAGO LOOP) on October 7th Actual price: USD $81,250.

 

For the week ahead 26 sales are scheduled: 


Mon. Oct. 12th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 39 lots

Tue. Oct. 13th
Henri Godts Books and Prints Auctions. Bruxelles . Auction of Old & Modern Books & Graphics, Cartography. 502 lots

Wed. Oct. 14th
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books, Maps and Documents: Travel and Exploration including Australia, Greece, and the Levan. 572 lots
Heritage Auctions. New York. Illustration Art. 502 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet bidstart 9/25. 943 lots
Bonhams. Edinburgh. The Sporting Sale. 95 lots
Auctionata. New York. Illustration and Comic Art. 89 lots

Thu. Oct. 15th
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Fine Arts - Photography. 193 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Icons & Images: Fine & Vernacular Photographs. 362 lots
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Cape Town. Books - Internet Bidstart 10/8 PREVIEW. 358 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 10/8. 396 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Bibliophile. 450 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Illustrated & Children's Books - Oz - Fine Books in All Fields. 644 lots
Sothebys. Paris. The Library of Stéphane Mallarmé. 283 lots

Fri. Oct. 16th
ALDE. Paris. Books from the 16th to the 19th Century Theatre. 421 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Prints. 193 lots
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Books, Prints, Photographs. 52 lots
Sothebys. New York. Francesco Scavullo: No End to Beauty. 89 lots

Sat. Oct. 17th
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Books and Prints. 36 lots
Alain and Evelyne Morel de Westgaver. 1050 Bruxelles. Postcards - Engravings, Prints - Books. 537 lots
Dorotheum . Vienna. Automobilia. 260 lots
Rago Arts and Auctions. Lambertville. October Sale - Prints. 14 lots
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints. 129 lots

Sun. Oct. 18th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 10/11.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 10/11.
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints. 146 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

 
  • <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>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