• <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 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
  • <b>Ketterer Kunst Hamburg, Rare Books Auction on May 22</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 22:</b><br>Book of hours, manuscript on vellum. Around 1520. Est: € 15,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 22:</b><br>H. Schedel, <i>Liber chronicarum</i>. 1493. Est: € 60,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 22:</b><br><i> Biblia germanica</i>. 1475/1476.<br>Est: € 140,000
    <b>Ketterer Kunst Hamburg, Rare Books Auction on May 22</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 22:</b><br>A. Ortelius, <i>Theatrum orbis terrarum</i>. 1574. Est: € 26,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 22:</b><br>L. de Varthema, <i>Die ritterlich und lobwirdig Rays</i>. 1515. Est: € 15,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 22:</b><br>J. H. van Linschoten, <i>His Discours of Voyages</i>. 1598. Est: € 70,000
    <b>Ketterer Kunst Hamburg, Rare Books Auction on May 22</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 22:</b><br>J. G. Stedman, <i>Narrative of Surinam</i>. 1806. Est: € 8,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 22:</b><br>A. von Menzel, <i>Armeewerk Friedrichs d. Gr.</i> 1850-1860. Est: € 50,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 22:</b><br>G. Heym, <i>Umbra Vitae</i>. 1924.<br>Est: € 8,000
    <b>Ketterer Kunst Hamburg, Rare Books Auction on May 22</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 22:</b><br>Master binding by G. Levitzky. 1914. Est: € 2,500
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 22:</b><br>R. Char, <i>A la santé du serpent</i>. 1954. Est: € 8,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 22:</b><br>Nam June Paik, <i>Fluxus Testament</i>. 1975. Est: € 18,000

Auction Update Review

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AuctionAta February 9th.
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Seven Auctions Archived, 15 Upcoming this week

For the week ended Saturday 9 January 2016 7 auctions were archived to the RBH Database; 2 in euros and 5 in US dollars.  Two thousand and forty-one lots were offered and 1,888 sold for a 92.5% success rate.  Sales were $366,398.

1 auction saw total sales exceed 100% of the high estimates of all lots offered: 

Bruun RasmussenOld Master Prints on January 4th: 133.11% 


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

Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 12/27 on January 3rd: 100.00% 
National Book AuctionsBooks on January 3rd: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 12/27 on January 3rd: 98.44% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 12/31 on January 7th: 94.53% 
Bruun RasmussenOld Master Prints on January 4th: 92.31% 

7 total sales reported this week: 

AuctionataPrints of the 19th and 20th Centuries on January 8th: 20.67% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 12/31 on January 7th: 94.53% 
Bruun RasmussenModern and Contemporary Prints on January 5th: 77.42% 
Bruun RasmussenOld Master Prints on January 4th: 92.31% 
National Book AuctionsBooks on January 3rd: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 12/27 on January 3rd: 98.44% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 12/27 on January 3rd: 100.00% 

 

The Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Heritage Auctions Amazing Fantasy #15 on January 3rd Actual price: USD $7,170.
  2. Auctionata Le Danseur on January 8th Actual price: USD $5,450.
  3. Heritage Auctions Art Adams - Magik and S'ym Illustration Original Art on January 3rd Actual price: USD $3,585.
  4. Bruun Rasmussen "Panoramic wiew of St. Petersburgh". on January 4th Actual price: USD $3,250.
  5. Bruun Rasmussen Uden titel. on January 5th Actual price: USD $2,903.
  6. Heritage Auctions The Amazing Spider-Man #1 Verified Signature Series - Trimmed on January 3rd Actual price: USD $2,868.
  7. Heritage Auctions The Avengers #1 UK Edition - Signature Series on January 3rd Actual price: USD $2,390.
  8. Bruun Rasmussen Six views from St. Petersburg. on January 4th Actual price: USD $2,375.
  9. Heritage Auctions Daredevil #223 Page 9 Original Art on January 3rd Actual price: USD $2,271.
  10. Auctionata Cheyenne Buck on January 8th Actual price: USD $2,180.
  11. Auctionata Vor Feierabend on January 8th Actual price: USD $2,180.
  12. Bruun Rasmussen "Familie". on January 5th Actual price: USD $2,160.
  13. Heritage Auctions The Incredible Hulk #1 Trimmed/Married Cover on January 3rd Actual price: USD $2,151.
  14. Heritage Auctions The Brave and the Bold #28 Justice League of America on January 3rd Actual price: USD $2,151.
  15. National Book Auctions The Old Man and the Sea on January 3rd Actual price: USD $1,998.
  16. Auctionata PAN, 2 Volumes, Julius Meier-Graefe / Otto Bierbaum on January 8th Actual price: USD $1,962.
  17. Heritage Auctions X-Men Annual #14 Page 8 Original Art on January 3rd Actual price: USD $1,912.
  18. Bruun Rasmussen Abstraktion. on January 5th Actual price: USD $1,890.
  19. Heritage Auctions King of the Underworld (Warner Brothers, 1939). Other Company Half Sheet (22" X 28"). Crime. on January 3rd Actual price: USD $1,793.
  20. Heritage Auctions X-Men #3 on January 3rd Actual price: USD $1,673.
  21. Heritage Auctions Conan the Barbarian #1-3 Multiple Copies Group of 24 on January 3rd Actual price: USD $1,673.
  22. National Book Auctions 3Pcs FRAMED VELLUM MANUSCRIPT LEAVES Latin Texts Rubrication Glosses on January 3rd Actual price: USD $1,586.
  23. Heritage Auctions Passage to Marseille (Warner Brothers, 1944). Half Sheet (22" X 28") Style A. War. on January 3rd Actual price: USD $1,554.
  24. Auctionata Portrait Felix H. Man on January 8th Actual price: USD $1,363.
  25. Heritage Auctions The Brave and the Bold #25 Suicide Squad on January 3rd Actual price: USD $1,315.



For the week ahead 15 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jan. 11th
Auctionata. Berlin. Post War Prints. 148 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 53 lots

Tue. Jan. 12th
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Interiors: Day 1 - Prints. 11 lots

Wed. Jan. 13th
Lyon and Turnbull. Edinburgh. Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Photographs. 332 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Autographs and Artifacts - Internet bidstart 12/18. 845 lots

Thu. Jan. 14th
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Bibliophile. 360 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Literature - Science Fiction - Books in All Fields. 714 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 1/7. 195 lots

Fri. Jan. 15th
Brunk Auctions. Asheville, NC . Books, Prints. 19 lots
Ferraton. Bruxelles. Books. 1231 lots
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Hudson. English, Continental, Asian & Ethnographic Furniture, Decorations & Art - Prints. 10 lots

Sat. Jan. 16th
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. January 16th Auction - Books, Prints. 13 lots
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints.

Sun. Jan. 17th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 1/10.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 1/10.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <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>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