• <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>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>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.
  • <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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29 Auctions Archived, 30 Upcoming

For the week ended Saturday 24 October 29 auctions were archived to the RBH Transaction Database:  5 denominated in euros, 2 in British pounds, and 22 in US dollars.  Turnover was $10,256,471 as 6,240 lots were offered and 5,208 sold for an 83% success rate.


1 auction saw its total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Bonhams. Prints and Multiples on October 20th: $1,892,937 


4 auctions saw total sales exceed 100% of the high estimates of all lots offered:

Bonhams. Richard Attenborough: Life Both Sides of the Camera on October 21st: 144.03%
Rago Arts and Auctions. October Sale - Prints on October 18th: 134.43%
Sothebys. The Creative Genius of Sam Simon: A Lifetime of Memorabilia on October 22nd: 122.97%
ALDE. Books from the 16th to the 19th Century Theatre on October 16th: 102.35%


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

Alaska Auction. Books and Prints on October 17th: 100.00%
Alaska Auction. Books, Prints, Photographs on October 16th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 10/11 on October 18th: 99.89%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 10/11 on October 18th: 99.56%
Sothebys. The Creative Genius of Sam Simon: A Lifetime of Memorabilia on October 22nd: 94.22%
Rago Arts and Auctions. October Sale - Prints on October 18th: 92.86%
Bonhams. Richard Attenborough: Life Both Sides of the Camera on October 21st: 89.90%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 10/15 on October 22nd: 88.31%
Bloomsbury Auctions. 20th Century Books and Works on Paper on October 22nd: 84.39%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Six Day - Million Dollar Auction - Session 3 on September 27th: 82.63%
Clars Auction Gallery. Prints on October 18th: 82.19%
Clars Auction Gallery. Prints on October 17th: 82.17%
Dorotheum . Automobilia on October 17th: 81.92%
Swann Galleries. Autographs on October 22nd: 80.88%


29 total sales reported this week:

Alaska Auction. Books and Prints on October 17th: 100.00%
Alaska Auction. Books, Prints, Photographs on October 16th: 100.00%
Bloomsbury Auctions. 20th Century Books and Works on Paper on October 22nd: 84.39%
Freemans. Books, Maps and Manuscripts on October 22nd: 78.72%
Swann Galleries. Autographs on October 22nd: 80.88%
Sothebys. The Creative Genius of Sam Simon: A Lifetime of Memorabilia on October 22nd: 94.22%
Bonhams. Richard Attenborough: Life Both Sides of the Camera on October 21st: 89.90%
Bonhams. Conflicts of the 20th Century - Manuscripts, posters, photographs on October 21st: 27.47%
Old World Auctions. Antique Maps, Globes, Charts, Atlases & Vintage Graphics on September 16th: 73.57%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 10/15 on October 22nd: 88.31%
ALDE. Books from the 16th to the 19th Century Theatre on October 16th: 62.73%
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Books - Internet Bidstart 10/8 PREVIEW on October 15th: 36.03%
Bonhams. Prints and Multiples on October 20th: 70.08%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on October 20th: 76.92%
Clars Auction Gallery. Prints on October 18th: 82.19%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 10/11 on October 18th: 99.89%
Clars Auction Gallery. Prints on October 17th: 82.17%
Rago Arts and Auctions. October Sale - Prints on October 18th: 92.86%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Six Day - Million Dollar Auction - Session 6 on October 4th: 57.14%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Six Day - Million Dollar Auction - Session 5 on October 3rd: 69.93%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Six Day - Million Dollar Auction - Session 4 on October 2nd: 48.12%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Six Day - Million Dollar Auction - Session 3 on September 27th: 82.63%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Six Day - Million Dollar Auction - Session 2 on September 26th: 61.31%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Six Day - Million Dollar Auction - Session 1 on September 25th: 64.09%
Dorotheum . Automobilia on October 17th: 81.92%
RR Auction. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet bidstart 9/25 on October 14th: 63.73%
Ader. Photographs on September 30th: 58.48%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 10/11 on October 18th: 99.56%
Nosbüsch & Stucke. Books on October 10th: 55.86%

The Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Bonhams La Bible (V. 199-303; C. bk. 30) on October 20th Actual price: USD $281,000.
  2. RR Auction Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart ANS on October 14th Actual price: USD $217,017.
  3. Bonhams Blue Surround on October 20th Actual price: USD $100,000.
  4. Bonhams Femme au Corsage à Fleurs (B. 847; M. 307) on October 20th Actual price: USD $87,500.
  5. Freemans Stipple Engravings Printed in Color & Finished by Hand: "Snowy Owl." on October 22nd Actual price: USD $68,750.
  6. Nosbüsch & Stucke Sammelband mit sieben bedeutenden deutschsprachigen Werken zur Medizin der ersten Hälfte des 16. Jahrhunderts. on October 10th Actual price: USD $60,534.
  7. Bonhams The Kid on October 21st Actual price: USD $57,750.
  8. ALDE Les Œuvres. on October 16th Actual price: USD $54,241.
  9. Bonhams Untitled (Head) on October 20th Actual price: USD $52,500.
  10. Bonhams A Dog's Life on October 21st Actual price: USD $50,050.
  11. Bonhams Liz (F./S. II.7) on October 20th Actual price: USD $50,000.
  12. Bonhams Les Grandes Manoeuvres (D. 575) on October 20th Actual price: USD $50,000.
  13. Nosbüsch & Stucke Encyclopédie, ou dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers, par une société de gens de lettres. on October 10th Actual price: USD $48,427.
  14. Bonhams Apple, from Ads (F./S. II.359) on October 20th Actual price: USD $47,500.
  15. Bloomsbury Auctions Casino Royale, on October 22nd Actual price: USD $42,011.
  16. Bonhams , by Charles Sorlier The Magic Flute (M. CS. 38) on October 20th Actual price: USD $40,000.
  17. Bonhams Mao (F./S. II.95) on October 20th Actual price: USD $37,500.
  18. Bonhams Indian Head Nickel, from Cowboys and Indians (F./S. II.385) on October 20th Actual price: USD $35,000.
  19. Freemans "Virginia, Discovered and Discribed by Captayn John Smith, Graven by William Hole." on October 22nd Actual price: USD $33,750.
  20. Bonhams Mégaclès reconnait sa Fille pendant le Festin, pl. 40, from Daphnis et Chloé (M. 347; C. bk. 46) on October 20th Actual price: USD $31,250.
  21. Swann Galleries CHURCHILL, GANDHI, AND TAGORE EACH SIGNED ON HIS BIRTHDATE PAGE (ALBUM--SOUTH ASIA.) The Tagore Birthday Book. on October 22nd Actual price: USD $30,000.
  22. Swann Galleries HOW SHOULD CLARINET PLAY OPENING OF "RHAPSODY IN BLUE"? GERSHWIN, GEORGE. Typed Letter Signed on October 22nd Actual price: USD $27,500.
  23. Freemans [Memoire] aux republiques equinoxiales, et a celles qui leur seront naturellement confederees. on October 22nd Actual price: USD $26,250.
  24. Bonhams Five Flavors on October 20th Actual price: USD $25,000.
  25. Bonhams Shipboard Girl (C. II. 6) on October 20th Actual price: USD $25,000.



For the week ahead 30 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Oct. 26th
Aguttes. Neuilly-sur-Seine . Contemporary Art and Photography. 71 lots
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. American History: Timed Online Auction - Internet bidstart 10/15. 456 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 61 lots

Tue. Oct. 27th
Bonhams. New York. Photographs. 106 lots
Christies. New York. Prints and Multiples. 321 lots
Doyle New York. New York. Prints and Multiples. 253 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Early Printed & Medical Books. 385 lots
Artcurial. Paris. Photography - Amedeo M. Turello Collection. 201 lots

Wed. Oct. 28th
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. Surrealism and Avant Guard in the 20th Century. 277 lots

Thu. Oct. 29th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 10/22. 363 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Rare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages: The Warren Heckrotte Collection, Part I. 201 lots
Tajan. Paris. Photographs. 118 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Picasso, Miro, Chagall and Dali. 84 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Cats: The Collection of the Late Marianne C. Gourary. 290 lots
Tajan. Paris. Photographies from the Don Sanders' Collection. 163 lots
Archives International Auctions. FORT LEE,. AIA Part XXIX - Session 2 - Wall St.. 484 lots

Fri. Oct. 30th
Bonhams. London. Automobilia. 26 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Pop Art. 64 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Warhol Only. 82 lots
Hauff and Auvermann. Berlin-Wilmersdorf. Modern Art - Prints. 187 lots

Sat. Oct. 31st
Aspire Auctions. Cleveland. Prints - Internet bidstart 10/23. 34 lots
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. Grosman/Nicholson Magic Collection. 331 lots
Northeast Auctions. Portsmouth. Portsmouth, N.H. Fall Weekend Auction. 107 lots
Hauff and Auvermann. Berlin-Wilmersdorf. Books, autographs, avant-garde and posters Part 1. 725 lots
Hauff and Auvermann. Berlin-Wilmersdorf. Books, autographs, avant-garde and posters Part 2. 418 lots

Sun. Nov. 1st
Artcurial. Paris. Automobilia. 69 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 10/25.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 10/23.
Freemans. Philadelphia. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 53 lots
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <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