• <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>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>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>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.

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>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.