• <b>Sotheby’s London: Travel, Atlases, Maps & Natural History. 9 May 2017. Viewing 5 – 8 May.</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s London, 9 May:</b> Ackermann, Rudolph—Uwins, Thomas. A collection of 240 drawings for Rudolph Ackermann's <i>Repository of Arts</i> magazine, 1809-1828. £20,000 – 30,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London, 9 May:</b> Blaeu, Willem Janszoon, and Joan. <i>Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, Sive Atlas Novus in Quo Tabulae et Descriptiones Omnium Regionum.</i> 1640-1654. £100,000 – 150,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London, 9 May:</b> Mercator, Gerard and Jodocus Hondius. <i>L’Atlas ou Méditations Cosmographiques de la Fabrique du Monde et Figure Diceluy.</i> 1613. £60,000 – 80,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London: Travel, Atlases, Maps & Natural History. 9 May 2017. Viewing 5 – 8 May.</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s London, 9 May:</b> Speed, John. <i>The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britain, Presenting an Exact Geography of the Kingdom of England, Scotland, Ireland and the Isles Adjoyning...</i> £100,000 – 150,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London, 9 May:</b> Wit, Frederick De. [General Atlas], With The Engraved Title For Atlas Maior. Amsterdam, [C.1688-1696]. £50,000 – 70,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London, 9 May:</b> Kuntz, Joh. Rudolph. <i>[Abbildungen Königlich Württembergischer Gestütts-Pferde von Orientalischen Racen.</I> Stuttgart: Ebner 1823–1824]. £30,000 – 40,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London: Travel, Atlases, Maps & Natural History. 9 May 2017. Viewing 5 – 8 May.</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s London, 9 May:</b> Lawrence, T.E. Ivory Silk Thawb, Or Under-Robe, Presented by Lawrence of Arabia to a family friend. £10,000 – 15,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London, 9 May:</b> Blaeu, Joan. <i>Archipelagus Orientalis Sive Asiaticus</i>. Amsterdam: Joan Blaeu, [1659]. £200,000 – 250,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London, 9 May:</b> Blaeu, Joan. <i>Asiae Descriptio Novissima</i>. Amsterdam: Joan Blaeu, [1659]. £60,000 – 80,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London: Travel, Atlases, Maps & Natural History. 9 May 2017. Viewing 5 – 8 May.</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s London, 9 May:</b> Japanese bird paintings—(Rinchô Zu). A Pair Of Painted Scrolls of Birds. [Japan, Late 18th Or Early 19th Century]. £25,000 – 35,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London, 9 May:</b> Huang, Qianren. Da Qing Wannian Yitong Tianxia Quantu [Complete Map of the Whole Unified Country of the Great Qing]. [1803]. £80,000 – 120,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London, 9 May:</b> Sôkaku or Ryôsei Jôkei. Da Ming Sheng Tu, [Map of (China Under) The Great Ming Dynasty]. (1691 Or 1711). £80,000 – 120,000
  • <b>Old World Auctions, Apr. 26:</b> Lot 37. Anonymous, <i>[Untitled - Ancient World]</i>, 1553. Est. $20,000 - $23,000
    <b>Old World Auctions, Apr. 26:</b> Lot 45. Cellarius, <i>Haemisphaerium Stellatum Australe</i>, 1708. Est. $2,400 - $3,000
    <b>Old World Auctions, Apr. 26:</b> Lot 51. Kircher, <i>Systema Ideale quo Exprimitur</i>, 1665. Est. $1,600 - $1,900
    <b>Old World Auctions, Apr. 26:</b> Lot 152. David H. Vance, <i>Map of the United States of North America</i>, 1825. Est. $8,000 - $10,000
    <b>Old World Auctions, Apr. 26:</b> Lot 309. Mark Storm, <i>Official Texas Brags Map of North America</i>, 1948. Est. $350 - $425
    <b>Old World Auctions, Apr. 26:</b> Lot 426. B. Crété, <i>Carte Symbolique de l'Europe / Europe en 1914</i>, 1915. Est. $2,000 - $2,300
    <b>Old World Auctions, Apr. 26:</b> Lot 636. Hartmann Schedel, <i>Folio LXIIII - Destruccio Iherosolime</i>, 1493. Est. $1,100 - $1,400
    <b>Old World Auctions, Apr. 26:</b> Lot 649. Heinrich Bunting, <i>Asia Secunda pars Terrae in Forma Pegasi</i>, 1581. Est. $3,000 - $3,750
    <b>Old World Auctions, Apr. 26:</b> Lot 747. Theodore de Bry, <i> [Lot of 22 - Complete Set of De Bry's Virginia Natives]</i>, 1590. Est. $6,000 - $7,000
    <b>Old World Auctions, Apr. 26:</b> Lot 769. Lotter/Lobeck, <i>Atlas Geographicus Portatilis</i>, 1760. Est. $1,900 - $2,200
    <b>Old World Auctions, Apr. 26:</b> Lot 772. Henry Teesdale, <i>A New General Atlas of the World</i>, 1835. Est. $1,200 - $1,500
    <b>Old World Auctions, Apr. 26:</b> Lot 777. Marco Coltellini, <i>[3 Volumes] Il Gazzettiere Americano</i>, 1763. Est. $5,500 - $7,000
  • <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b>  Lewis Morris Rutherfurd, The Moon, From a Negative taken at the Observatory of Mr. L. M. Rutherfurd...May 19, 1874. Est: $5,000-8,000 (Lot 3)
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> Alvin Langdon Coburn. London. With 20 photogravures by Coburn and text by Hilaire Belloc, London and New York: 1909. First edition. Est: $4,000-6,000 (Lot 32)
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> Lee Friedlander, Newark, New Jersey, 1962 and Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1972.<br>Est: $7,000-9,000 (Lot 50)
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> The  papers of Brevet Major General John Gross Barnard (1815-1882), Chief Engineer of the Army of the Potomac. Est: $75,000-100,000 (Lot 160)
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> James Joyce, Dubliners, London: Grant Richards, 1914. First edition. Est: $5,000-8,000 (Lot 362)
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> George Sand, Group of five volumes inscribed to Henry Harrisse. Est: $4,000-6,000 (Lot 405)
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> Thomas More, Sir, Saint [Utopia]: De optimo reip. statu deque nova insula utopia libellus vere aureus… Basel: Froben, March 1518. First Basel edition. Est: $15,000-25,000 (Lot 308)
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> Johannes Brahms, Autograph letter in German signed "Joh. Brahms.” Est: $4,000-6,000 (Lot 285)
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> Kelmscott Press, [Guilelmus, of Tyre, Archbishop]. The History of Godefrey of Boloyne. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1893. Est: $2,000-3,000 (Lot 270)
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> Gilles Robert de Vaugondy, Gilles Didier, Atlas universel...Paris: the author and Boudet, 1757[-58]. Est: $10,000 - $15,000  (Lot 222)
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> John Keats, Lamia, Isabella, the Eve of Saint Agnes and Other Poems. London: Taylor and Hessey, 1820. First edition. Est: $5,000-7,000 (Lot 399)
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> Specimen book of Schumacher & Ettlinge, between 1870-1895. Original roan-backed boards.. Est: $2,000-3,000 (Lot 195)

Auction Update Review

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12 Auctions Archived, 10 Sales Upcoming

For the week ended Saturday 2 January 12 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub database; 3 denominated in euros, 1 in British pounds, and 8 in US dollars.  Turnover was a slim $740,056 as 4,315 lots were offered and 3,580 sold for a 83% success rate.

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

Soler Y LlachPHILATELIC LIBRARY AND POSTAL HISTORY. on December 23rd: 109.57% 
TooveysPrints on December 31st: 100.58% 


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

Alaska AuctionDecember 12th Auction on December 12th: 100.00% 
Dirk Soulis AuctionsJesse Barnes Lithographs Online Auction - bidstart 12/12 on December 22nd: 100.00% 
National Book AuctionsWest, RR, Antique, Plates, etc. on November 1st: 99.80% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 12/20 on December 27th: 99.53% 
National Book AuctionsBooks, Art & Ephemera - Sendak, Rossman, Americana, etc on December 13th: 99.45% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 12/20 on December 27th: 99.18% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 12/24 on December 31st: 97.87% 
TooveysPrints on December 31st: 85.71% 


12 total sales reported this week: 

TooveysPrints on December 31st: 85.71% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 12/24 on December 31st: 97.87% 
Soler Y LlachPHILATELIC LIBRARY AND POSTAL HISTORY. on December 23rd: 58.25% 
National Book AuctionsBooks, Art & Ephemera - Sendak, Rossman, Americana, etc on December 13th: 99.45% 
National Book AuctionsWest, RR, Antique, Plates, etc. on November 1st: 99.80% 
Dirk Soulis AuctionsJesse Barnes Lithographs Online Auction - bidstart 12/12 on December 22nd: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 12/20 on December 27th: 99.53% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 12/20 on December 27th: 99.18% 
Alaska AuctionDecember 19th Auction - Books, Prints on December 19th: 40.00% 
Alaska AuctionDecember 12th Auction on December 12th: 100.00% 
Vermot de PasComics: Albums and Original Plates on December 12th: 54.18% 
OSENATThe Spirit of the 20th Century on December 19th: 46.67% 

For the week ahead 10 sales are scheduled.

 

The Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.

  1. OSENAT Panthère noire, circa 1920 on December 19th Actual price: USD $9,281.
  2. Soler Y Llach BIBLIA DE SAN LUIS on December 23rd Actual price: USD $7,456.
  3. Heritage Auctions Batman #1 (DC, 1940) Condition: Coverless. on December 27th Actual price: USD $7,170.
  4. Soler Y Llach JACOBI LOPIDIS STUNICAE Itinerarium ab Hispania vsq ad vrbem Romana in quo multa varia ac scitu dignissima cotinent .. on December 23rd Actual price: USD $6,540.
  5. OSENAT Le Bestiaire de la Fontaine Dalinisé on December 19th Actual price: USD $6,188.
  6. Soler Y Llach TAPIES, ANTONI: NOU VARIACIONS SOBRE TRES GRAVATS (1947-1948) on December 23rd Actual price: USD $5,886.
  7. Heritage Auctions Amazing Fantasy #15 (Marvel, 1962) CGC Apparent GD+ 2.5 Slight (C-1) Off-white pages. on December 27th Actual price: USD $5,497.
  8. Soler Y Llach PERPINYA, TOMAS DE: LO STYL QUE ES DEU TENIR EN LO ESCRIURE on December 23rd Actual price: USD $5,494.
  9. Soler Y Llach LIBRO DE HORAS DE CARLOS VIII REY DE FRANCIA on December 23rd Actual price: USD $4,186.
  10. Soler Y Llach LIBRO DE HORAS DE JUANA I DE CASTILLA on December 23rd Actual price: USD $3,662.
  11. Soler Y Llach LIBRO DE HORAS DE LUIS DE ORLEANS on December 23rd Actual price: USD $3,662.
  12. Soler Y Llach PSALTERIUM GLOSATUM - SALTERIO ANGLO-CATALAN on December 23rd Actual price: USD $3,532.
  13. Soler Y Llach CODICE DEL MONASTERIO DE SANTO DOMINGO DE SILOS on December 23rd Actual price: USD $3,401.
  14. Soler Y Llach CODICE DEL MONASTERIO DE SANTO DOMINGO DE SILOS on December 23rd Actual price: USD $3,401.
  15. Soler Y Llach MARTIROLOGIO DE USUARD on December 23rd Actual price: USD $3,401.
  16. National Book Auctions Facsimiles of Manuscripts in European Archives relating to America 1773-1783 with Descriptions, Editorial Notes, Collations, References, and Translations on December 13th Actual price: USD $3,290.
  17. Soler Y Llach BEATO DE LIEBANA. CODICE DE GIRONA. on December 23rd Actual price: USD $3,270.
  18. Soler Y Llach LIBRO DE HORAS DE JUANA I DE CASTILLA on December 23rd Actual price: USD $3,139.
  19. Soler Y Llach DUFOUR, AUGUSTE-HENRI (1798-1865): CONJUNTO COMPLETO DE 12 MAPAS DE LA OBRA ATLAS NACIONAL DE ESPAÑA: CASTILLA LA NUEVA; MURCIA; ISLAS BALEARES; EXTREMADURA; ANDALUCIA; 150 1850 ca TERCERA HOJA DE SUPLEMENTO - ANDALUCIA : GRANADA; CORDOBA Y SEVILLA on December 23rd Actual price: USD $3,139.
  20. National Book Auctions 12V Francis Brinkley JAPAN DESCRIBED AND ILLUSTRATED BY THE JAPANESE /THE ART OF JAPAN 1897/1901 Limited Edition Antique Asian Art Folio on December 13th Actual price: USD $2,938.
  21. Soler Y Llach BEATO DE LIEBANA CODICE DE SAN PEDRO DE CARDEÑA on December 23rd Actual price: USD $2,747.
  22. Soler Y Llach LIBRO DEL CABALLERO ZIFAR on December 23rd Actual price: USD $2,616.
  23. Soler Y Llach LIBRO DE HORAS DE LA REINA MARIA DE NAVARRA on December 23rd Actual price: USD $2,616.
  24. Soler Y Llach INCIPIT ITINERARIUM PROVINCIARUM OMNIUM IMP. ANTONINI AUGUSTINI on December 23rd Actual price: USD $2,616.
  25. Soler Y Llach LIBRO DE LA FELICIDAD on December 23rd Actual price: USD $2,485.


For the week ahead 10 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jan. 4th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Old Master Prints. 13 lots

Tue. Jan. 5th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 62 lots
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Exeter. Antiques and Interiors - Books and Pictures. 31 lots

Thu. Jan. 7th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 12/31. 201 lots

Fri. Jan. 8th
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Lancaster. Rare, Out of Print and Used Books. 447 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Prints of the 19th and 20th Centuries. 150 lots

Sat. Jan. 9th
Kolbe and Fanning Numismatic Booksellers. Gahanna. New York Book Auction - Numismatic Books. 455 lots
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . January Estate Auction. 29 lots

Sun. Jan. 10th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 1/3.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 1/3.

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
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4: Autographs</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Ernest Hemingway, Autograph Letter Signed "Love / Mr. Papa," to Marlene Dietrich, Cuba, 1952. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Alexis de Tocqueville, Autograph Letter Signed, on the publication of <i> Democracy in America </i>, 1837. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Thomas Hart Benton, Autograph Manuscript, draft of <i>The Mechanics of Form Organization in Painting</i>, with sketches, 1926. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4: Autographs</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Elliot Erwitt, photograph of Kennedy & Eisenhower, signed by both,<br>c. 1960. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> John Adams, Partly-printed Document Signed, as President, countersigned by Secretary of State Timothy Pickering, 1798. $4,000 to $6,000. 
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Graphite drawing of Albert Einstein, signed by him & the artist, S.N. Swamy, 1950. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4: Autographs</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Autograph Musical Quotation Signed, London, 1888. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Thomas Jefferson, Partly-printed vellum Document Signed, as President, countersigned by Secretary of State James Madison, 1809. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Agatha Christie, Autograph Manuscript notebook with early drafts for numerous novels, Baghdad, circa 1948. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4: Autographs</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Claude Monet, Autograph Letter Signed to Desmond Fitzgerald, in French, 1889. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Photograph of Fidel Castro, Signed & Inscribed, in Spanish, 1955. $3,500 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Frederick Stuart Church, archive of 17 illustrated Autograph Letters Signed to Evander Schley, 1905-11. $5,000 to $7,500.
  • <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