• <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
  • <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
  • <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.

Auction Update Review

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AuctionAta February 9th.
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21 Auctions Archived, 24 Upcoming

 

For the week ended Saturday 16 January  21 sales were archived to the RBH database; 7 denominated in euros, 5 in British pounds, and 9 in US dollars.  Turnover was $2,807,899 as 6,730 lots were offered and 5,551 sold for an 82% success rate.

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

Bearnes Hampton and LittlewoodAntiquarian Books, Maps and Prints on August 26th: 391.19% 
De Baecque and AssociesEquestrian Library - Mr. X on October 7th: 172.98% 
De Baecque and AssociesReopening Sale: Prints on September 18th: 130.65% 
Kolbe and Fanning Numismatic BooksellersNew York Book Auction - Numismatic Books on January 9th: 126.41% 
Bearnes Hampton and LittlewoodAntiques and Interiors - Books and Pictures on January 5th: 122.41% 
Lyon and TurnbullRare Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Photographs on January 13th: 120.34% 

 

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

Michaans AuctionsJanuary Estate Auction on January 9th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 1/7 on January 14th: 98.97% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 1/3 on January 10th: 98.78% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 1/3 on January 10th: 98.18% 
Rachel Davis Fine ArtsFine and Decorative Arts - Prints on December 13th: 91.30% 
Bearnes Hampton and LittlewoodAntiques and Interiors - Books and Pictures on January 5th: 90.32% 
Rachel Davis Fine ArtsFine Art - Prints and Photography on October 24th: 90.00% 
Bloomsbury AuctionsBibliophile on January 14th: 87.78% 
De Baecque and AssociesEquestrian Library - Mr. X on October 7th: 86.16% 
Rachel Davis Fine ArtsWorks on Paper - Prints on December 12th: 85.36% 
Bearnes Hampton and LittlewoodAntiquarian Books, Maps and Prints on August 26th: 82.96% 
Kolbe and Fanning Numismatic BooksellersNew York Book Auction - Numismatic Books on January 9th: 82.86% 
Lyon and TurnbullRare Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Photographs on January 13th: 81.02% 


21 total sales reported this week: 

PBA GalleriesFine Literature - Science Fiction - Books in All Fields on January 14th: 79.41% 
Bloomsbury AuctionsBibliophile on January 14th: 87.78% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 1/7 on January 14th: 98.97% 
De Baecque and AssociesEquestrian Library - Mr. X on October 7th: 86.16% 
De Baecque and AssociesReopening Sale: Prints on September 18th: 56.12% 
De Baecque and AssociesAncient and Modern Books on July 8th: 63.37% 
De Baecque and AssociesAncient and Modern Books on November 26th: 70.03% 
Lyon and TurnbullRare Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Photographs on January 13th: 81.02% 
Bearnes Hampton and LittlewoodAntiquarian Books, Maps and Prints on August 26th: 82.96% 
Bearnes Hampton and LittlewoodAntiques and Interiors - Books and Pictures on January 5th: 90.32% 
Bloomsbury AuctionsInteriors: Day 1 - Prints on January 12th: 54.55% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on January 12th: 75.47% 
AuctionataPost War Prints on January 11th: 38.51% 
Kolbe and Fanning Numismatic BooksellersNew York Book Auction - Numismatic Books on January 9th: 82.86% 
Michaans AuctionsJanuary Estate Auction on January 9th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 1/3 on January 10th: 98.18% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 1/3 on January 10th: 98.78% 
Fonsie Mealy AuctioneersRare Books on December 15th: 67.75% 
Rachel Davis Fine ArtsFine Art - Prints and Photography on October 24th: 90.00% 
Rachel Davis Fine ArtsFine and Decorative Arts - Prints on December 13th: 91.30% 
Rachel Davis Fine ArtsWorks on Paper - Prints on December 12th: 85.36%

 

The Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood KORAN Illuminated manuscript on August 26th Actual price: USD $390,816.
  2. Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood Illustrations of China and its People. A Series of Two Hundred Photographs 4 vols on August 26th Actual price: USD $39,082.
  3. Lyon and Turnbull Vida y hechos des ingenioso cavallero Don Quixhote de la Mancha on January 13th Actual price: USD $30,600.
  4. Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood KORAN illuminated manuscript in filigree gold box on August 26th Actual price: USD $30,586.
  5. Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood Middlemarch EIGHT PARTS IN ORIGINAL WRAPPERS on August 26th Actual price: USD $25,488.
  6. Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers An Investigation into the Laws of Thought on December 15th Actual price: USD $14,388.
  7. Kolbe and Fanning Numismatic Booksellers AN ACCOUNT OF THE SALE OF COINS, MEDALS, &C., BELONGING TO CHARLES B. FOOTE, SOLD BY EDWARD COGAN, PHILADELPHIA, BETWEEN THE 7TH AND 14TH MARCH, 1859. on January 9th Actual price: USD $12,980.
  8. Heritage Auctions Amazing Fantasy #15 on January 10th Actual price: USD $11,353.
  9. Lyon and Turnbull To Mark Wood Esq. M.P., Colonel of the Army in India, Late Chief on January 13th Actual price: USD $10,800.
  10. Kolbe and Fanning Numismatic Booksellers DE ASSE ET PARTIBUS EIUS LIBRI QUINQUE, GULIELMO BUDEO PARISIENSI, A SECRETIS REGIS FRANCIE, AUCTORE. on January 9th Actual price: USD $10,620.
  11. De Baecque and Associes Methode et invention nouvelle de dresser les chevaux. on October 7th Actual price: USD $9,720.
  12. Kolbe and Fanning Numismatic Booksellers ILLUSTRIUM IMAGINES. (IMPERATORUM: & ILLUSTRIUM VIRORUM AC MULIERUM VULTUS EX ANTIQUIS NOMISMATIBUS EXPRESSI: EMENDATUM CORREPTUMQUE OPUS PER ANDREAM FULVIUM DILIGENTISSIMUM ANTIQUARIUM). on January 9th Actual price: USD $9,440.
  13. Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers JACK B. YEATS. A Broadside, complete. The full set of 84 monthly issues, June 1908 to May 1915, Vol. 1 no. 1 to Vol. 7 no. 12 on December 15th Actual price: USD $9,156.
  14. PBA Galleries The Land That Time Forgot on January 14th Actual price: USD $9,000.
  15. Auctionata Europaische Graphik VII on January 11th Actual price: USD $8,856.
  16. Auctionata Dark Black Heaven (Nite Time) on January 11th Actual price: USD $8,175.
  17. De Baecque and Associes 1 carton comprenant 21 pièces dont un dessin de Edmond Lajoux, représentant des chasseurs alpins en action. on September 18th Actual price: USD $8,165.
  18. Lyon and Turnbull Fac-simile of a Chinese plan of the Tatar, or inner City, Nuyching and the Imperial on January 13th Actual price: USD $7,920.
  19. Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers Journal of the Association for the Preservation of the Memorials of the Dead in Ireland, Vol. I - Vol. XII, together 12 vols. plus Index to Vols. I - VII, together 13 vols. and 2 other Index vols. (wrappers). on December 15th Actual price: USD $7,848.
  20. Kolbe and Fanning Numismatic Booksellers RECUEIL GÉNÉRAL DES PIÈCES OBSIDIONALES ET DE NÉCESSITÉ, GRAVÉES DANS L’ORDRE CHRONOLOGIQUE DES ÉVÉNEMENS.... on January 9th Actual price: USD $7,670.
  21. Rachel Davis Fine Arts ''Modele Contemplant un Groupe Sculpte'' (Bloch 175) on December 12th Actual price: USD $7,670.
  22. Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers Pathological Anatomy - Illustrations of the Elementary Forms of Disease on December 15th Actual price: USD $7,586.
  23. De Baecque and Associes TRÈS NOBLES ET TRÈS VAILLANS CHEVALIERS. on November 26th Actual price: USD $7,128.
  24. Kolbe and Fanning Numismatic Booksellers LA COLLECTION DE MONNAIES ET MÉDAILLES DE M. CARLOS DE BEISTEGUI. on January 9th Actual price: USD $7,080.
  25. De Baecque and Associes Anatomia del cavallo, infermità, et svoi rimedii [...]. on October 7th Actual price: USD $6,998.


For the week ahead 24 sales are scheduled: 


Mon. Jan. 18th
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. American History - Online bidstart 1/7. 185 lots
Winter Associates. Plainville, CT . January Sale. 54 lots
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Books. 44 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 91 lots

Tue. Jan. 19th
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Exeter. 2-Day Fine Art Sale - Prints. 27 lots
Sothebys. London. Of Royal and Noble Descent Including Works of Art from Palazzo Sacchetti, Rome. 17 lots
Morton Casa de Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Books and Old Documents. 312 lots
Auctionata. New York. Cutting Edge: Pop and Contemporary Art for Beginning Collectors. 134 lots
Kedem Auction. Jerusalem . Sale 49 - Part I: Books, Chassidism, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters. 393 lots

Wed. Jan. 20th
Grays Auctioneers. Cleveland, . William Richards Chromogenic Color Photographs. 421 lots
Kedem Auction. Jerusalem . Auction no. 49 - Part II - Bibles and Prayer Books, Manuscripts, Graphics and Ceremonial Art. 211 lots

Thu. Jan. 21st
RR Auction. Amherst. Autographs and Artifacts - Internet bidstart 1/14. 101 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 1/14. 195 lots

Fri. Jan. 22nd
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. Discovery - Books and Prints. 32 lots
Skinner. Boston. American and European Prints and Photography. 112 lots
Mid Hudson Auction Galleries. Cornwall-on-Hudson, . THE GILBERT JONAS LIBRARY SALE. - Online only. 237 lots
Sothebys. New York. Important Americana - Prints. 18 lots

Sat. Jan. 23rd
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Antiques and Accessories - Books and Prints. 23 lots
Nosbüsch & Stucke. Berlin. Books. 859 lots
Case Antiques, Inc.. Knoxville. Case Winter Art and Antiques Auction. 57 lots
Mid Hudson Auction Galleries. Cornwall-on-Hudson, . Estate Sale - Prints, Books. - Online only. 53 lots

Sun. Jan. 24th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 1/17.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 1/17.
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <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>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>