• <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 21:</b> Thomas Paine, Autograph Letter Signed to Ira Allen, on a rendezvous at the Boston–a Paris café for political exiles, 1790s. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 21:</b> Paul Revere, Autograph Document Signed, certifying the discharge of a captain from his regiment, 1779. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 21:</b> Pay order to express rider Jonathan Park to warn Congress of arriving British warships, 1776. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 21:</b> Thomas Jefferson, Autograph Letter Signed to Thomas Sim Lee, stating that the government is not authorized to intervene in the Citizen Genêt affair, 1793. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 21:</b> George Washington, Letter Signed to Nathanael Greene, suggesting a way to obtain money for the Continental Army, 1780. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 21:</b> Andrew Jackson, Autograph Letter Signed to Senator John H. Eaton, on the Seminole Wars & Spain’s duplicity, 1819. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 21:</b> Harry S. Truman, Photograph Signed and Inscribed, showing a false newspaper headline about the 1948 presidential election. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 21:</b> Benjamin Franklin, vellum Document Signed, as President of the Supreme Executive Council of PA, 1786. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 21:</b> Henry Dearborn, two Autograph Manuscript items including a drawing of Bunker’s Hill, unsigned, 1818. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 21:</b> Andrew Jackson, <i>A New Map of the United States,</i> lithograph, circa 1828. $3,000 to $4,000.
  • <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Charles Darwin on sexuality and the transmission of hereditary characteristics: Autograph Letter Signed to Lawson Tait. Down, 17 January [1877].
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> MILTON, JOHN. <i>Paradise Lost. A Poem written in ten books.</i> London: 1667. A very rare example with the contemporary binding untouched and with a 1667 title page.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Hamilton secures the ratification of the Constitution: <i>The Debates and Proceedings of the Convention of the State of New-York, assembled at Poughkeespsie, on the 17th June, 1788.</i>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> The social contract “Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains”: ROUSSEAU, JEAN-JACQUES. <i>Principes du Droit Politique [Du Contract Social]</i>. Amsterdam: Michel Rey, 1762
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> “The first English textbook on geometrical land-measurement and surveying”: BENESE, RICHARD. <i>This Boke Sheweth the Maner of Measurynge All Maner of Lande…</i>
  • <b>Sotheby’s Online, June 18 - 28:</b> Lewis, Meriwether, and William Clark. <i>History of the Expedition Under the Command of Captains Lewis and Clark, To the Sources of the Missouri…</i> 1814, first edition. $100,000 to $150,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, June 18 - 28:</b> Poe, Edgar Allan. <i>Tales.</i> New York: Wiley And Putnam, 1845. First edition, first printing, first issue. $70,000 to $100,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, June 18 - 28:</b> Dürer, Albrecht, and Johann Stabius. [Map of the World as a Sphere.] [Vienna,] 1781 (From Woodblocks Cut In 1515). $120,000 to $180,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, June 18 - 28:</b> Ferdinand, Franz — Lala Deen Dayal [Photographer]. VISIT OF H.I. & H.R. THE ARCHDUKE FRANZ FERDINAND OF AUSTRIA ESTE TO HYDERABAD (DECCAN), JANUARY 1893. $4,000 to $6,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, June 18 - 28:</b> Lincoln, Abraham. Manuscript Letter Signed ("Yours Truly A. Lincoln") as Sixteenth President to Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles Regarding William Johnson. $200,000 to $300,000
  • <b>Bonhams: Fine Books and Manuscripts. June 12, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> Ortelius. Theatrum orbis terrarum. Antwerp, 1570. FIRST EDITION. $50,000 to $80,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> Shakespeare, William. The Tragedie of Julius Caesar. London, 1623. 1st appearance in print, Complete from the First Folio. $50,000 to $70,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> Ernst, Max. Mr. Knife and Miss Fork. Paris, 1932. DELUXE EDITION. $12,000 to $18,000
    <b>Bonhams: Fine Books and Manuscripts. June 12, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> Cage, John. Autograph musical leaf from his Concert for Piano and Orchestra, NY, 1958. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> Einstein, Albert. Signed Passport Photo for his US citizenship application. Bermuda, 1935. $8,000 to $12,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> Verard, Antoine. Illuminated printed Book of Hours. Paris, 1507. $8,000 to $12,000
    <b>Bonhams: Fine Books and Manuscripts. June 12, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> Wetterkurzschlussel. German Weather Report Codebook - for Enigma use. Berlin, 1942. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> Morelos y Pavon, Jose Maria. Autograph letter signed to El Virrey Venegas, February 5, 1812. $7,000 to $10,000
    <b>Bonhams: Fine Books and Manuscripts. June 12, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> Milne, A.A. Complete set of Winnie-the-Pooh books. 4 volumes. All first issue points. London, 1924-1928. $6,000 to $9,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> A 48-star American Flag, battle worn flown at Guadalcanal and Peleliu, 1942-1944. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> Locke, John. Autograph Letter Signed mourning the death of his friend, William Molyneaux, 2 pp, October 27, 1698. $7,000 to $10,000

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32 Auctions Archived, 37 Upcoming

For the week ended Saturday November 14 thirty-two auctions were archived to the RBH Database; 7 in euros, 6 in British pounds, and 19 in US dollars.  Turnover was $14,028,448 as 9,317 lots were offered and 6,442 sold for a 69% success rate.  It was another strong week.

4 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

ChristiesPhotographs on November 12th: $3,302,903 
SothebysPhotographs on November 13th: $1,722,776 
Zisska and LacherBooks and Prints on November 6th: $1,387,496 
BonhamsBooks on November 11th: $1,328,497 

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

FerratonPosters, Photographs and Prints on November 7th: 176.95% 
Dallas Auction GalleryFine Arts -- Historical Documents, Books, Prints on November 4th: 143.00% 
OSENATAutomobilia on November 8th: 130.97% 

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

John McInnis AuctioneersOn Site Auction - Arundel, ME - Session 2 - Prints, Book on November 8th: 100.00% 
John McInnis AuctioneersOn Site Auction - Arundel, ME on November 7th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 11/1 on November 8th: 99.51% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 11/5 on November 12th: 98.70% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 11/1 on November 8th: 98.03% 
Heritage AuctionsSpace Exploration on November 6th: 92.67% 
Heritage AuctionsAmericana and Political on November 7th: 92.31% 
Dallas Auction GalleryFine Arts -- Historical Documents, Books, Prints on November 4th: 92.00% 
Brunk AuctionsBooks and Prints on November 8th: 91.53% 
Addison and SarovaFine & Rare Books, Featuring Selections from the Robert Easton Library on November 7th: 91.32% 
FerratonPosters, Photographs and Prints on November 7th: 89.69% 
Mid Hudson Auction GalleriesIn Association with Guernsey's: Gilbert Jones Collection on November 7th: 88.89% 
EldredsFine and Decorative Arts - Prints on November 7th: 83.82% 
OSENATAutomobilia on November 8th: 83.56% 
Swann Galleries19th & 20th Century Literature Featuring The Lawrence M. Solomon Collection on November 10th: 83.07% 

32 total sales reported this week: 

Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents: Natural History and Sporting Art on November 13th: 65.26% 
SothebysPhotographs on November 13th: 53.33% 
Stockholms AuktionsverkPrints and Photographs on November 10th: 69.23% 
AderAncient and Modern Books on November 10th: 64.06% 
OSENATAutomobilia on November 8th: 83.56% 
Lyon and Turnbull19th and 20th Century Pictures on November 12th: 51.72% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 11/5 on November 12th: 98.70% 
Bloomsbury AuctionsImportant Books and Manuscripts on November 12th: 67.57% 
ChristiesPhotographs on November 12th: 75.00% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsMotoring Literature, Automobilia, Early Cycling and Railwayana on November 12th: 76.89% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsTravel & Natural History, Maps, Prints, Sporting Art on November 11th: 76.14% 
Leslie Hindman AuctioneersFine Books and Manuscripts on November 11th: 62.59% 
BonhamsBooks on November 11th: 75.00% 
Paige AuctionJoy of Collecting on November 10th: 78.79% 
Swann Galleries19th & 20th Century Literature Featuring The Lawrence M. Solomon Collection on November 10th: 83.07% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on November 10th: 79.71% 
Brunk AuctionsBooks and Prints on November 8th: 91.53% 
FerratonPosters, Photographs and Prints on November 7th: 89.69% 
Michaans AuctionsEstate Auction on November 7th: 47.92% 
Kolbe and Fanning Numismatic BooksellersNumismatic Books on November 7th: 68.51% 
John McInnis AuctioneersOn Site Auction - Arundel, ME - Session 2 - Prints, Book on November 8th: 100.00% 
John McInnis AuctioneersOn Site Auction - Arundel, ME on November 7th: 100.00% 
Mid Hudson Auction GalleriesIn Association with Guernsey's: Gilbert Jones Collection on November 8th: 73.93% 
Mid Hudson Auction GalleriesIn Association with Guernsey's: Gilbert Jones Collection on November 7th: 88.89% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 11/1 on November 8th: 98.03% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 11/1 on November 8th: 99.51% 
Zisska and LacherBooks and Prints on November 6th: 19.06% 
Addison and SarovaFine & Rare Books, Featuring Selections from the Robert Easton Library on November 7th: 91.32% 
EldredsFine and Decorative Arts - Prints on November 7th: 83.82% 
Dallas Auction GalleryFine Arts -- Historical Documents, Books, Prints on November 4th: 92.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSpace Exploration on November 6th: 92.67% 
Heritage AuctionsAmericana and Political on November 7th: 92.31%

The Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Zisska and Lacher EUGIPPIUS – EXCERPTA EX OPERIBUS SANCTI AUGUSTINI - Incipit liber Eugepii scarsum ex dictis sancti Augustini. Lateinische Handschrift auf Pergament. on November 6th Actual price: USD $702,000.
  2. Sothebys WASSERTÜRME (TRICHTER)', 1972 on November 13th Actual price: USD $443,880.
  3. Christies Man in Polyester Suit, 1980 on November 12th Actual price: USD $386,805.
  4. Christies 23. Rome. Jupiter Tonnant, 1842 on November 12th Actual price: USD $187,785.
  5. Bonhams On Liberty, on November 11th Actual price: USD $167,960.
  6. Christies 74. Près d'Alexandrie. Le désert., 1842 on November 12th Actual price: USD $142,845.
  7. Brunk Auctions A Plan of the Posts of York and Gloucester in the Province of Virginia. on November 8th Actual price: USD $141,600.
  8. Christies Natcho Aguirre, Santa Clara, Mexique, 1934 on November 12th Actual price: USD $123,585.
  9. Heritage Auctions R. M. S. Titanic: A Remarkable Final Dinner Menu from the Night the Ship Famously Struck the Fatal Iceberg. on November 7th Actual price: USD $118,750.
  10. Christies Tour Eiffel, 1925 on November 12th Actual price: USD $110,745.
  11. Christies Die Solotänzerin "Gerda Juré", Städtische Oper, Berlin, vers 1930 on November 12th Actual price: USD $104,325.
  12. Christies 26 et 28. Rome. Jupiter Tonnant et église Saint Luc, 1842 2 on November 12th Actual price: USD $104,325.
  13. Heritage Auctions John F. Kennedy: Dallas Limousine License Plates. on November 7th Actual price: USD $100,000.
  14. Christies Marchand d'abat-jour rue Lepic, 1898 on November 12th Actual price: USD $91,485.
  15. Sothebys EDWARD ROOP, COAL MINER, PAONIA, COLORADO', 12/10/79 DE LA SÉRIE IN THE AMERICAN WEST on November 13th Actual price: USD $91,368.
  16. Ader Le Tretté de la grammere francoeze.[Suivi de] La Reponse de Louis Meigret à l'apolojie de Jaqes Pelletier.Defenses de Louis Meigret touchant son Orthographe Françoeze, contre les censures e calõnies de Glaumalis du Vezelet, e de ses adherans. on November 10th Actual price: USD $83,009.
  17. Christies Pelota, 1930 on November 12th Actual price: USD $81,213.
  18. Sothebys HANSEL NICHOLAS BURUM, COAL MINER, SOMERSET, COLORADO', 12/17/79 DE LA SÉRIE IN THE AMERICAN WEST on November 13th Actual price: USD $81,000.
  19. Christies Fabrik, 1993 on November 12th Actual price: USD $78,645.
  20. Christies A Jewish giant at home with his parents in the Bronx, NY, 1970 on November 12th Actual price: USD $72,225.
  21. Christies Gênes, 1842 on November 12th Actual price: USD $72,225.
  22. Bonhams Despatch box, on November 11th Actual price: USD $66,500.
  23. Christies 83. Rosette. Rue ? (publiée), 1842 on November 12th Actual price: USD $65,805.
  24. Swann Galleries Red Harvest. on November 10th Actual price: USD $65,000.
  25. Christies 9. Coupole St. Pierre et jardins du Vatican, Rome, 1842 on November 12th Actual price: USD $63,237.


For the week ahead 37 sales are scheduled:


Mon. Nov. 16th
Quagga Rare Books and Art. Stellenbosch. Collectable out-of-print books including Anglo-Boer War. - Internet bidstart 11/9. 27 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 65 lots

Tue. Nov. 17th
Burgersdijk and Niermans. Leiden. Antiquarian Books. 1241 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Books and Maps. 244 lots
Bonhams. New York. Post War and Contemporary Prints and Multiples. 165 lots
Jacksons Auction. Cedar Falls, Iowa . World Treasures: Important Russian, European, Asian & American Works. 82 lots
Artcurial. Paris. Modern Books and Manuscripts. 57 lots
Sothebys. London. Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History. 181 lots
Tajan. Paris. Books and Prints. 260 lots

Wed. Nov. 18th
Pandolfini. Florence . Books, Prints and Drawings. 123 lots
ALDE. Paris. Binders, Original, Modern, Illustrated. 372 lots
PIASA. Paris. Pierre Székely (1923-2001) Sculptures, reliefs and prints. 53 lots

Thu. Nov. 19th
RR Auction. Amherst. Animation Auction - Online bidstart 11/12. 491 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Rare and important Travel Posters. 216 lots
Freemans. Philadelphia. The Sporting Sale. 8 lots
Ader. PARIS. Antique and Modern Prints - Day 1. 339 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Bibliophile. 419 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Photographs. 168 lots
Heritage Auctions. Beverly Hills. Comics. 1272 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Rare Books & Manuscripts. 289 lots
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Books and Ephemera - Day 1. 832 lots
One Of Kind Collictibles. Coral Gables. Autographs, Documents and Photographs. 218 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 3/6. 400 lots
Kestenbaum and Company. New York. PART II: RABBINIC MANUSCRIPTS FROM AN IMPORTANT COLLECTION. 305 lots

Fri. Nov. 20th
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. American History. 307 lots
Ader. PARIS. Antique and Modern Prints - Day 2. 337 lots
Romantic Agony Book and Print Auctions. Brussels. Antiquarian Books. 1302 lots
Christian Hesse Auktionen. Hamburg. Rare Books and Manuscripts. 1349 lots
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Books and Ephemera - Day 2. 282 lots

Sat. Nov. 21st
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Louisiana Purchase Auction. 119 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters. 1081 lots
Artcurial. Paris. Comic Strips. 318 lots
Potomack Company. Alexandria. Live Auction - Books, Prints. 24 lots
Arader Galleries. New York City. The Most Important American Maps and Audubon. 217 lots

Sun. Nov. 22nd
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 11/15.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 11/15.
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Louisiana Purchase Auction - Day 2. 60 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>Cowan’s Auctions: American History - Premier Auction. June 22, 2018</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> General George Custer's Officer, James McLean Steele, 1868-1869 Diary. $30,000 - $50,000
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> Exceptionally Rare Anti-Slavery Broadside, “A Crusade Against Slavery”. $4,000 - $6,000
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> Revolutionary War General Richard Montgomery, Exceptionally Rare War-Date ANS. $4,000 - $6,000
    <b>Cowan’s Auctions: American History - Premier Auction. June 22, 2018</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> Albumen Photograph of the "Scouts of the Plains," from Cody's Personal Collection. $8,000 - $10,000
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> Jefferson Davis, CDV, Signed and Dated to his Imprisonment in Fortress Monroe. $4,000 - $6,000
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> Robert E. Lee, CDV Signed Twice. $2,000 - $4,000
    <b>Cowan’s Auctions: American History - Premier Auction. June 22, 2018</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> “Si Clack: Co. Q, 100th Indiana Vols.,” Written & Illustrated by Civil War Veteran, P.M. Radford. $2,500 - $3,500
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> General Meade Inspecting the 5th Corps, Civil War-Era Sketch by Alfred R. Waud. $2,000 - $3,000
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> Rare Huey Newton Black Panther Party Poster. $3,000 - $5,000
    <b>Cowan’s Auctions: American History - Premier Auction. June 22, 2018</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> Lloyd's New Political Chart, 1861. $800 - $1,200
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> William J. Ferguson, “Our American Cousin” Cast Member, Lincoln Assassination Archive. $8,000 - $10,000
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> Albert Einstein, Signed Photograph in his Favorite Leather Jacket. $2,000 - $4,000
  • <center><b>TIMED ONLINE AUCTION<br>June 11 - 25, 2018</b></center>
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> ACCADEMIA ERCOLANENSE DI ARCHEOLOGIA. <i>Ornati delle Pareti</i>, Naples 1796. £2,000 to £3,000
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> AMERICAS. <i>Il Gazzettiere Americano…</i>, Livorno, 1763. £2,000 to £3,000
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> BARROW, John. <i>Travels in China…</i>, London, 1804. £600 to £800
    <center><b>TIMED ONLINE AUCTION<br>June 11 - 25, 2018</b></center>
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> BENOIST, Felix. <i>Album de L'Ile de Jersey</i>…, Paris & Nantes, 1870. £1,500 to £2,000
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> GAIL, Wilhelm. <i>Erinnerungen aus Spanien,</i> Munchen, [ca. 1837]. £1,800 to £2,200
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> HANCARVILLE, Pierre d'. <i>Recherches sur l'origine…,</i> London, Appleyard, 1785. £1,5000 to £2,000
    <center><b>TIMED ONLINE AUCTION<br>June 11 - 25, 2018</b></center>
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> HULLEY, T. <i>Six Views of Cheltenham.</i> London, R. Ackerman, 1813. £800 to £1,200
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> JEFFERSON, Thomas. <i>Notes on the state of Virginia</i>…, London, 1787. £12,000 to £18,000
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> LEWIS, John F. <i>Lewis's illustrations of Constantinople…,</i> London, McLean, 1837. £3,000 to £4,000
    <center><b>TIMED ONLINE AUCTION<br>June 11 - 25, 2018</b></center>
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> MARQUARD, Johann. <i>Tractatus politico-juridicus,</i> Frankfurt, 1662. £1,800 to £2,200
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> MAUND, Benjamin. <i>The botanic garden,</i> London, 1825-42. £1,500 to £2,000
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> Willughby, Francis; John Ray (ed.). <i>Ornithologiæ libri tres</i>. London, John Martyn, 1676. £1,500 to £2,000