• <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>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

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25 Auctions Archived, 34 Upcoming This Week

For the week ended Saturday 7 November 25 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 9 denominated in euros, 4 in British pounds, and 12 in US dollars.  Turnover was $12,557,518 as 7,956 lots were offered and 6,039 sold for a robust 76%.  We are in the high season.

4 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Heritage AuctionsManuscripts Grand Format Auction on November 5th: $3,744,764 
Swann GalleriesAmerican Prints from a Private Collection on November 4th: $3,018,305 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books on November 5th: $1,313,423 
ChristiesPosters on November 5th: $1,102,193 

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

Marc van de Wiele AuctionsBooks on October 9th: 142.39% 
Heritage AuctionsManuscripts Grand Format Auction on November 5th: 124.59% 
Marc van de Wiele AuctionsBooks on October 10th: 114.51% 

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

SothebysFrancesco Scavullo: No End to Beauty on November 2nd: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 10/23 on November 1st: 99.78% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 10/25 on November 1st: 98.30% 
TooveysPrints on November 4th: 92.50% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books on November 5th: 87.22% 
Heritage AuctionsManuscripts Grand Format Auction on November 5th: 86.10% 
Marc van de Wiele AuctionsBooks on October 9th: 85.93% 
TooveysPhotographs, Autographs, Printed and Manuscript Ephemera on November 3rd: 85.06% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on November 3rd: 83.53% 
FreemansModern and Contemporary Prints on November 1st: 83.02% 
Winter AssociatesPrints, Books on November 2nd: 80.00% 

25 total sales reported this week: 

Rago Arts and AuctionsFine Art and Post War Contemporary - Prints on November 5th: 74.55% 
Rago Arts and AuctionsPost War and Contemporary - Prints on November 5th: 63.68% 
ChristiesPosters on November 5th: 73.08% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 10/29 on November 5th: 77.36% 
Heritage AuctionsManuscripts Grand Format Auction on November 5th: 86.10% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books on November 5th: 87.22% 
Hauff and AuvermannBooks, autographs, avant-garde and posters Part 2 on October 31st: 55.50% 
Hauff and AuvermannModern Art - Prints on October 30th: 57.22% 
Hauff and AuvermannBooks, autographs, avant-garde and posters Part 1 on October 31st: 57.38% 
Swann GalleriesAmerican Prints from a Private Collection on November 4th: 64.34% 
TooveysPhotographs, Autographs, Printed and Manuscript Ephemera on November 3rd: 85.06% 
TooveysPrints on November 4th: 92.50% 
BonhamsTravel and Exploration - logbooks, prints, books on November 3rd: 77.59% 
Winter AssociatesPrints, Books on November 2nd: 80.00% 
ArtcurialAutomobilia on November 1st: 71.01% 
TajanPhotographs on October 29th: 22.03% 
TajanPhotographies from the Don Sanders' Collection on October 29th: 24.54% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on November 3rd: 83.53% 
Marc van de Wiele AuctionsBooks on October 10th: 79.44% 
Marc van de Wiele AuctionsBooks on October 9th: 85.93% 
Archives International AuctionsAIA Part XXIX - Session 1 - Wall St. Bourse on October 24th: 65.48% 
FreemansModern and Contemporary Prints on November 1st: 83.02% 
SothebysFrancesco Scavullo: No End to Beauty on November 2nd: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 10/25 on November 1st: 98.30% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 10/23 on November 1st: 99.78% 

The Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Heritage Auctions Abraham Lincoln Autograph Manuscript Signed, the Last Paragraph of His Second Inaugural Address, Circa March 1865. on November 5th Actual price: USD $2,213,000.
  2. Heritage Auctions Francis Peyton Rous: Nobel Prize Medal, Diploma, and Related Materials. on November 5th Actual price: USD $461,000.
  3. Heritage Auctions [Slavery]. Wederstrandt Family Archive of Correspondence, Documents, and Plantation Ledgers Regarding Their Ownership of Three Plantations in Louisiana. on November 5th Actual price: USD $118,750.
  4. Rago Arts and Auctions Muhammad Ali, 1978 on November 5th Actual price: USD $112,500.
  5. Rago Arts and Auctions Grace Kelly, 1984 on November 5th Actual price: USD $106,250.
  6. Christies L'IMPOSSIBLE MONSIEUR BÉBÉ on November 5th Actual price: USD $104,120.
  7. Heritage Auctions George Washington Autograph Letter Signed, With Initialed Postscript and Franking Signature. on November 5th Actual price: USD $100,000.
  8. Heritage Auctions Erwin Rommel Autograph Letter Twice Signed to Adolf Hitler. on November 5th Actual price: USD $78,125.
  9. Swann Galleries The Great Jewish Bride on November 4th Actual price: USD $75,000.
  10. Swann Galleries Wet Night, Route 6 on November 4th Actual price: USD $72,500.
  11. Bonhams An important album of sketches including the second known (and first detailed) panorama of Honolulu, and the earliest known view of Kealakekua Bay taken from Ka'awaloa, [Hawaii, Pitcairn, Marquesas Islands, Peru and Chile, 1837-1840] on November 3rd Actual price: USD $67,375.
  12. Swann Galleries Self Portrait in a Cap and Scarf with the Face Dark: Bust on November 4th Actual price: USD $65,000.
  13. Heritage Auctions Voyage Pittoresque autour du Monde, avec des Portraits de Sauvages d'Amérique, d'Asie, d'Afrique, et des Iles du Grand Ocean; des Paysages, des Vues Maritimes, et Pllusieurs Objets d'Histoire Naturelle; Accompagné de Descriptions par M. le Baron Cuvier, e on November 5th Actual price: USD $62,500.
  14. Bonhams A rare 18 1/2-inch Vincenzo Coronelli terrestrial globe, on November 3rd Actual price: USD $57,750.
  15. Christies MODIANO on November 5th Actual price: USD $57,000.
  16. Swann Galleries Old Man in Meditation, Leaning on a Book on November 4th Actual price: USD $52,500.
  17. Swann Galleries Self Portrait with Plumed Cap and Lowered Sabre on November 4th Actual price: USD $52,500.
  18. Swann Galleries The Sea Monster on November 4th Actual price: USD $50,000.
  19. Christies FLYING DOWN TO RIO on November 5th Actual price: USD $49,400.
  20. Freemans FORMS IN SPACE on November 1st Actual price: USD $48,750.
  21. Bonhams Indian Amateur's Photographic Album, nos. 1-31 (no. 5 being an 'Appendix', see below) bound in 3 vol., FIRST EDITION, [Bombay, William Henderson, November 1856-May 1859] on November 3rd Actual price: USD $48,125.
  22. Swann Galleries Jan Lutma, Goldsmith on November 4th Actual price: USD $47,500.
  23. Christies TO LONDON BY SLEEPER on November 5th Actual price: USD $45,600.
  24. Swann Galleries Rembrandt et jeune fille de profil on November 4th Actual price: USD $45,000.
  25. Heritage Auctions George Washington Franking Signature on a Cover Addressed to Thomas Jefferson. on November 5th Actual price: USD $45,000.


For the week ahead 34 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Nov. 9th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 69 lots

Tue. Nov. 10th
Paige Auction. Portland. Joy of Collecting. 66 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. 19th & 20th Century Literature Featuring The Lawrence M. Solomon Collection. 573 lots
Ader. PARIS. Ancient and Modern Books. 128 lots
Stockholms Auktionsverk. Stockholm. Prints and Photographs. 78 lots

Wed. Nov. 11th
Bonhams. London. Books. 284 lots
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Fine Books and Manuscripts. 417 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Travel & Natural History, Maps, Prints, Sporting Art. 560 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet bidstart 10/23. 1182 lots

Thu. Nov. 12th
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Motoring Literature, Automobilia, Early Cycling and Railwayana. 225 lots
Christies. Paris. Photographs. 104 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Important Books and Manuscripts. 221 lots
ALDE. Paris. Library of Michel Wittock VI. 110 lots
Lyon and Turnbull. Edinburgh. 19th and 20th Century Pictures. 29 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 11/5. 463 lots

Fri. Nov. 13th
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Lancaster. Rare and Used Books. 473 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books, Maps and Documents: Natural History and Sporting Art. 213 lots
Christies. Paris. COLLECTION SHALOM SHPILMAN VENDUE AU PROFIT DU SHPILMAN INSTITUTE FOR PHOTOGRAPHY. 210 lots
Artcurial. Paris. Photography - Pierre Molinier, Emmanuelle Arsan Collection. 194 lots
Sothebys. Paris. Photographs. 135 lots
Auxerre Encheres Estimations. AUXERRE. Antiquarian and Modern Books. 258 lots
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Books and Prints. 21 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Photographs. 326 lots

Sat. Nov. 14th
Bonhams. Hong Kong. Prints, Photographs and Works on Paper. 101 lots
Artcurial. Paris. Photography. 118 lots
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints. 147 lots
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Books and Prints. 8 lots
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Hudson. Property from Cornelia Guest, Formerly The Collection of Winston & C.Z. Guest, Templeton. 58 lots
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. Posters. 342 lots

Sun. Nov. 15th
Ader. PARIS. Exceptional Photograph Books. 447 lots
Skinner. Boston. Fine Books and Manuscripts. 409 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 11/8.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 11/8.
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints. 412 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>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.