• <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: September 25, New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>The Tragedie of Julius Caesar.</i> London, 1623. 1st appearance in print, Complete from the First Folio. Sold for $175,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Ernst, Max. <i>Mr. Knife and Miss Fork</i>. Paris, 1932. DELUXE EDITION. Sold for $15,625
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Cage, John. Autograph musical leaf from his Concert for Piano and Orchestra, NY, 1958. Sold for $18,750
    <b>Bonhams: September 25, New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Einstein, Albert. Signed Passport Photo for his US citizenship application. Bermuda, 1935. Sold for $17,500
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Verard, Antoine. Illuminated printed Book of Hours. Paris, 1507. Sold for $7,500
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Wetterkurzschlussel. German Weather Report Codebook - for Enigma use. Berlin, 1942. Sold for $225,000
    <b>Bonhams: September 25, New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Morelos y Pavon, Jose Maria. Autograph letter signed to El Virrey Venegas, February 5, 1812. Sold for $6,250
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Milne, A.A. Complete set of <i>Winnie-the-Pooh</i> books. 4 volumes. All first issue points. London, 1924-1928. Sold for $5,250
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> A 48-star American Flag, battle worn flown at Guadalcanal and Peleliu, 1942-1944. Sold for $35,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Locke, John. Autograph Letter Signed mourning the death of his friend, William Molyneaux, 2 pp, October 27, 1698. Sold for $20,000
  • <b>Sotheby’s London: Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts and Continental and Russian Books.<br>July 3, 2018</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s London, July 3:</b> The Breviary of Marie (1344-1404), Duchess of Bar, Daughter of Bonne of Luxembourg and King John II (the Good) of France, Franciscan Use, in Latin with a few rubrics in French [France (Paris), c.1360]. £500,000 to £700,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London, July 3:</b> John Chrysostom, Homilies on Matthew’s Gospel, in Greek [Byzantine Empire (Constantinople), late 9th century]. £200,000 to £300,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London, July 3:</b> Bible, with prologues and interpretations of Hebrew Names, in Latin [France (Paris), c.1250]. £80,000 to £120,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London: Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts and Continental and Russian Books.<br>July 3, 2018</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s London, July 3:</b> Euclides. Elementa Geometriae [Translated by Adelardus Bathoniensis, Edited by Johannes Campanus]. Vicenza: Leonardus Achates de Basilea and Guilielmus de Papia, [13 May Or 20 June] 1491. £40,000 to £60,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London, July 3:</b> Apocalypsis Sancti Johannis. Single Leaf from a Block Book [Schreiber's Edition III]. [The Netherlands, C. 1465-1470]. £15,000 to £20,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London, July 3:</b> Seneca, Lucius Annaeus. Opera Philosophica. Epistolae [Edited by Blasius Romerus]. Treviso: Bernardus De Colonia, 1478. £20,000 to £30,000
  • <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>

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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

  • <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
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Luis de Lucena, <i>Arte de Ajedres,</i> first edition of the earliest extant manual on modern chess, Salamanca, circa 1496-97. Sold for $68,750.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Carte-de-visite album with 83 images of prominent African Americans & abolitionists, circa 1860s. Sold for $47,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Gustav Klimt, <i>Das Werk,</i> Vienna & Leipzig, 1918. Sold for $106,250.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Man Ray, <i>[London Transport] – Keeps London Going,</i> 1938. Sold for $149,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Thomas Jefferson, Letter Signed, to Major-General Nathanael Greene, promising reinforcements against Cornwallis, 1781. Sold for $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Nicolas de Fer, <i>L’Amerique Divisee Selon Letendue de ses Principales Parties,</i> Paris, 1713. Sold for $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Russell H. Tandy, <i>The Secret in the Old Attic,</i> watercolor, pencil & ink, 1944. Sold for $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Ernest Hemingway, <i>Three Stories & Ten Poems,</i> first edition of the author's first book, Paris, 1923. Sold for $23,750.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Walker Evans, <i>River Rouge Plant,</i> silver print, 1947. Sold for $57,500.