• <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July 8: Rare Books & Manuscripts</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions July 8:</b><br> Walter Gibson's Complete Run of The Shadow. 48 bound volumes, 1931-44. $8,000-12,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions July 8:</b><br> Frederic Shoberl, The World in Miniature: Hindoostan. 6 volumes. $2,000-4,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions July 8:</b><br> A Rare Copy of the Earliest Chicago Newspaper to Report on the Great Fire of 1871. $6,000-8,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July 8: Rare Books & Manuscripts</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions July 8:</b><br> Broadside Proclamation by Mayor Roswell B. Mason for the Preservation of Good Order Following the Great Fire of 1871. Chicago. $4,000-6,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions July 8:</b><br> Peter Force Engraving of the Declaration of Independence. One page. Scarce and highly collectable. $15,000-20,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions July 8:</b><br> John Quincy Adams. The Jubilee of the Constitution. A Discourse. First edition. Inscribed. 1839. $3,000-5,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July 8: Rare Books & Manuscripts</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions July 8:</b><br> Cuban Revolution: Expedicion y Desembarco del “Granma.” Havana, ca. 1959. With portraits of the Castro brothers & Che Guevara. $150-250
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions July 8:</b><br> Osuna Ramos. A group of 28 photographs of the Mexican Revolution & aftermath in Mexico City, 1910-1920. 4½ x 6”. $400-600
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions July 8:</b><br> Charles Bukowski. Hot Water Music. First edition with original signed painting. 1983. $2,000-4,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July 8: Rare Books & Manuscripts</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions July 8:</b><br> Alan Ginsberg. Five Page Autographed Letter. Signed. February 10, 1971. $3,000-5,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions July 8:</b><br> Andy Warhol’s Children’s Book. Featuring 12 color illustrations. Signed 5 times. 1983. $5,000-7,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions July 8:</b><br> Albrecht Durer. The Martyrdom Saint John the Evangelist. Woodcut, 1511 edition. $1,000-2,000
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries: Inviting Quality Consignments</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 30:</b> Carte-de-visite album featuring a previously unrecorded image of Harriet Tubman, 1860s. Sold for $161,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 7:</b> Hovhannes Amira Dadian, first world atlas in Armenian, Venice, 1849. Sold for $37,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 16:</b> T.E. Lawrence, <i>Seven Pillars of Wisdom</i>, privately printed edition, inscribed, London, 1926. Sold for $62,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries: Inviting Quality Consignments</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Feb 14:</b> 22 large-format photographs from NASA missions, 1965-84. Sold for $43,750.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 21: </b> Charles M. Schulz, <i>Here Comes the Big Polar Bear</i>, pen & ink, 4-panel Peanuts comic strip, 1957. Sold for $12,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Elliott Erwitt, photograph of JFK & Eisenhower, signed by both, 1960. Sold for $32,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries: Inviting Quality Consignments</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9:</b> John Milton, <i>Paradise Lost</i>, first edition, London, 1668. Sold for $22,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 30:</b> Frederick Douglass, Autograph Letter Signed to George Alfred Townsend, Washington, 1880. Sold for $100,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Jan 26:</b> <i>Les Maîtres de l'Affiche</i>, 5 volumes, Paris, 1896-1900. Sold for $47,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries: Inviting Quality Consignments</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 16:</b> James Joyce, <i>Ulysses</i>, first edition, number 724 on handmade paper, Paris, 1922. Sold for $33,750.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9:</b> Single leaf of the Gutenberg Bible, Mainz, 1455, in a copy of Newton's <i>A Noble Fragment</i>. Sold for $52,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 27:</b> The Book of Mormon, first edition, Palmyra, NY, 1830. Sold for $52,500.
  • <b>Forum Auctions: Online Sale of Cricket Books and Works on Paper. Now through July 5, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, now thru Jul 5:</b> Wisden (John). <i>Cricketers' Almanack for 1896</i>, original cloth, 1896. £15,000 to 20,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, now thru Jul 5:</b> Wisden (John). <i>The Cricketers' Almanack for the year 1869</i>, excellent copy of the scarce sixth edition, 1869. £10,000 to 15,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, now thru Jul 5:</b> Wisden (John). <i>Cricketers' Almanack for 1916</i>, with tribute to W.G. Grace by Lord Harris, original cloth, 1916. £5,000 to 6,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Online Sale of Cricket Books and Works on Paper. Now through July 5, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, now thru Jul 5:</b> Lillywhite (Frederick) and Arthur Haygarth. <i>Cricket Scores and Biographies of Celebrated Cricketers</i>, vol. 1 - 16 [a complete run], 1862-2003. £750 to 1,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, now thru Jul 5:</b> Trumper (Victor). Postcard of Victor Trumper, signed by Trumper on image, 1905. £300 to 400
    <b>Forum Auctions, now thru Jul 5:</b> Crombie (Charles). <i>Laws of Cricket</i>, 1907; and 29 others. £150 to 200
  • <b>19th Century Shop’s Catalog 170 Great Books and Photos. Please inquire for a copy.</b>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Exodus 10:10 to 16:15. Complete Biblical scroll sheet in Hebrew, a Torah scroll panel. Middle East, ca. 10th or 11th century.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Copernicus Refuted. (Astronomy.). Scientific manuscript of a course of studies at Collège de la Trinité, Lyon. 1660s.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Israel’s War of Independence and the Early Days of the IDF. 58 photographs presented to Israel Ber, IDF officer and later convicted spy.
    <b>19th Century Shop’s Catalog 170 Great Books and Photos. Please inquire for a copy.</b>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Early Unpublished Darwin letter on the races of man. Autograph Letter Signed [to Henry Denny]. Down, Kent, June 1, [1844].
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Classic Image of American Slavery. Kimball, M. H. <i>Emancipated Slaves</i>. New York: George Hanks, 1863.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> (Underground Railroad.) Scaggs, Isaac. Important Runaway Slave Poster: $500 Reward Ran away, or decoyed from the subscriber…

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25 Auctions Upcoming, 22 Archived this Week

For the week ended Saturday January 24th 22 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Database; 2 denominated in euros, 3 in British pounds, 1 Mexican pesos, and 16 in US Dollars.  For the week 5,218 lots were offered and 3,943 sold for a 76% success rate.  Turnover was $2,672,898.

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

SothebysOf Royal and Noble Descent Including Works of Art from Palazzo Sacchetti, Rome on January 19th: 309.70% 
Cowans AuctionsAmerican History - Online bidstart 1/7 on January 18th: 125.89% 
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood2-Day Fine Art Sale - Prints on January 20th: 103.70% 


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

Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersEnglish, Continental, Asian & Ethnographic Furniture, Decorations & Art - Prints on January 15th: 100.00% 
Alaska AuctionJanuary 16th Auction - Books, Prints on January 16th: 100.00% 
Alaska AuctionPrints on January 15th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 1/10 on January 17th: 99.41% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 1/10 on January 17th: 98.61% 
Cowans AuctionsAmerican History - Online bidstart 1/7 on January 18th: 98.38% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 1/14 on January 21st: 95.38% 
SothebysOf Royal and Noble Descent Including Works of Art from Palazzo Sacchetti, Rome on January 19th: 94.12% 
Lancaster Mennonite Historical SocietyRare, Out of Print and Used Books on January 8th: 91.72% 
Clars Auction GalleryPrints, Books, Maps on January 17th: 91.46% 
Brunk AuctionsBooks, Prints on January 16th: 89.47% 
SkinnerAmerican and European Prints and Photography on January 22nd: 87.50% 
Knotty Pine Auction ServiceAntique and Estate Book Sale on November 7th: 80.92% 


22 total sales reported this week: 

Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood2-Day Fine Art Sale - Prints on January 20th: 70.37% 
Gonnelli Casa DAstePrints on December 12th: 41.70% 
SkinnerAmerican and European Prints and Photography on January 22nd: 87.50% 
Keys Fine Arts AuctioneersBooks on January 18th: 65.91% 
Alaska AuctionJanuary 16th Auction - Books, Prints on January 16th: 100.00% 
Alaska AuctionPrints on January 15th: 100.00% 
Lancaster Mennonite Historical SocietyRare, Out of Print and Used Books on January 8th: 91.72% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 1/14 on January 21st: 95.38% 
Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersEnglish, Continental, Asian & Ethnographic Furniture, Decorations & Art - Prints on January 15th: 100.00% 
AuctionataCutting Edge: Pop and Contemporary Art for Beginning Collectors on January 19th: 52.99% 
Winter AssociatesJanuary Sale on January 18th: 62.96% 
Cowans AuctionsAmerican History - Online bidstart 1/7 on January 18th: 98.38% 
Morton Casa de SubastasBooks and Old Documents on January 19th: 47.44% 
SothebysOf Royal and Noble Descent Including Works of Art from Palazzo Sacchetti, Rome on January 19th: 94.12% 
RR AuctionAutographs and Artifacts - Internet bidstart 12/18 on January 13th: 58.58% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on January 19th: 72.53% 
Brunk AuctionsBooks, Prints on January 16th: 89.47% 
Clars Auction GalleryPrints, Books, Maps on January 17th: 91.46% 
Clars Auction GalleryPrints on January 16th: 57.40% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 1/10 on January 17th: 99.41% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 1/10 on January 17th: 98.61% 
Knotty Pine Auction ServiceAntique and Estate Book Sale on November 7th: 80.92% 

The Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys A RARE DUTCH 21½IN TERRESTRIAL GLOBE BY JACOB FLORIS VAN LANGREN AND ARNOLD FLORIS VAN LANGREN, WITH A DEDICATION TO THE COUNCIL AND THE PEOPLE OF THE CITY OF ZWOLLE on January 19th Actual price: USD $88,750.
  2. RR Auction Declaration of Independence Force print on January 13th Actual price: USD $50,684.
  3. Sothebys ATLAS. on January 19th Actual price: USD $49,700.
  4. Skinner 25 Cats Name[d] Sam and One Blue Pussy on January 22nd Actual price: USD $49,200.
  5. Skinner Mick Jagger on January 22nd Actual price: USD $45,510.
  6. Brunk Auctions Femme assis (Dora Maar) on January 16th Actual price: USD $30,680.
  7. RR Auction Thomas Paine ALS on January 13th Actual price: USD $30,202.
  8. RR Auction Pennsylvania: George Taylor Partial DS on January 13th Actual price: USD $28,554.
  9. RR Auction James Potter Saber with Scabbard Saber with scabbard on January 13th Actual price: USD $26,100.
  10. RR Auction Frederic Chopin on January 13th Actual price: USD $24,511.
  11. RR Auction Bruce Lee SP on January 13th Actual price: USD $24,500.
  12. Morton Casa de Subastas Views of Ancient Monuments in Central America, Chiapas and Yucatan. on January 19th Actual price: USD $24,000.
  13. RR Auction South Carolina: Arthur Middleton Sheet music on January 13th Actual price: USD $22,051.
  14. RR Auction John Adams LS on January 13th Actual price: USD $20,247.
  15. Skinner Night Shadow on January 22nd Actual price: USD $17,220.
  16. Auctionata Ten Portraits of Jews on January 19th Actual price: USD $16,250.
  17. Skinner Le square de Paris on January 22nd Actual price: USD $14,760.
  18. RR Auction Marilyn Monroe SP on January 13th Actual price: USD $14,650.
  19. RR Auction Negro Folk Songs as Sung by Lead Belly by John A. and Alan Lomax. on January 13th Actual price: USD $14,088.
  20. RR Auction Georgia: Lyman Hall ALS on January 13th Actual price: USD $14,088.
  21. RR Auction Buddy Holly SP on January 13th Actual price: USD $12,647.
  22. Skinner Le magicien de Paris I on January 22nd Actual price: USD $12,300.
  23. Skinner Chicken 'n Dumplings on January 22nd Actual price: USD $12,300.
  24. RR Auction Confederate LeMat Revolver Revolver on January 13th Actual price: USD $11,004.
  25. Skinner Und führe uns nicht in Versuchung on January 22nd Actual price: USD $10,455.


For the week ahead 25 sales are scheduled: 


Mon. Jan. 25th 
Auctionata. Berlin. Treasures of Asian Art - Woodblock Prints. 70 lots 
Freemans. Philadelphia. European Art and Old Masters - Prints
Skinner. Boston. Fine Art - Prints Online Bidstart 1/19. 66 lots 
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Books, Maps and Ephemera. 492 lots 
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 76 lots 
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Antiques and Interiors - Books and Pictures. 59 lots 

Tue. Jan. 26th 
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Exeter. Antiques and Interiors - Books and Pictures. 26 lots 
Auctionata. Berlin. Art of Nature: Prints by Selected Masters. 74 lots 
Auctionata. Berlin. Portraits - People as Seen by Artists. 176 lots 

Wed. Jan. 27th 
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Books and Prints
Tooveys. West Sussex. Prints. 37 lots 
Doyle New York. New York. Books and Prints. 42 lots 
Auctionata. Berlin. Abstract Art - Prints. 73 lots 
Auctionata. Berlin. Shapes, Colors, Symbols. 87 lots 

Thu. Jan. 28th 
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Cape Town. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 1/21. 442 lots 
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. Autographs - Manuscripts. 302 lots 
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Americana - Travel & Exploration - Cartography - African & Asian Americana. 695 lots 
Swann Galleries. New York. Illustration Art
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 1/21. 195 lots 
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Market Place - Prints. 169 lots 

Fri. Jan. 29th 
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. Ancient and Modern Photographs. 297 lots 

Sat. Jan. 30th 
OSENAT. FONTAINEBLEAU. Automobilia
Arader Galleries. New York City. Natural History Works on Paper, Historic Maps, Rare Books and Audubon's Birds of America and Quadrup

Sun. Jan. 31st 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 1/24
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 1/24

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>Bonhams, inviting consignments for Sep 27:</b> Newton. <i>Philosophiae naturalis principia mathematica</i>. London, 1687.
    <b>Bonhams, inviting consignments for Sep 27:</b> Josephus. <i>De antiquitate Judaica.</i> Lubeck, 1475-76.
    <b>Bonhams, inviting consignments for Sep 27:</b> Carlerius. <i>Sporta fragmentorum, Sportula fragmentorum</i>. Brussels, 1478-79.
    <b>Bonhams, inviting consignments for Sep 27:</b> Fridolin. <i>Der Schatzbehalter</i>. Nuremberg, 1491.
    <b>Bonhams, inviting consignments for Sep 27:</b> Pinder. <i>Der beschlossen gart des rosenkrantz marie</i>. Nuremberg, 1505.
    <b>Bonhams, inviting consignments for Sep 27:</b> Isidorus Hispalensis. <i>Synonyma de Homine</i>. Nuremberg, 1470-71.
    <b>Bonhams, inviting consignments for Sep 27:</b> Durer. Sammelband including <i>Underweysung der messing</i>. Nuremberg, 1525-29.
  • <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés in association with Sotheby’s:<br>De la musique avant toute chose… June 28, 2017</b>
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés in association with Sotheby’s, Jun 28:</b> Roland de Lassus. [Songs and madrigals]. Album gathering three collections of secular music for tenor. 15.000-20.000 €
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés in association with Sotheby’s, Jun 28:</b> Richard Wagner. <i>Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg.</i> Original edition corrected and annotated by Wagner. 60.000-80.000 €
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés in association with Sotheby’s, Jun 28:</b> Claude Debussy. <i>La Damoiselle élue</i>. Lyrical poem, after D.-G. Rossetti. Limited edition of 160 copies. 6.000-8.000 €
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés in association with Sotheby’s:<br>De la musique avant toute chose… June 28, 2017</b>
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés in association with Sotheby’s, Jun 28:</b> Stéphane Mallarmé. Handwritten notebook made by Geneviève Mallarmé. No place or date [circa 1910]. 10.000-15.000 €
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés in association with Sotheby’s, Jun 28:</b> Henri Sauguet. <i>Les Forains</i>. Ballet. Reduction for piano. Original edition. 20.000-30.000 €
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés in association with Sotheby’s, Jun 28:</b> Athanasius Kircher. <i>Musurgia Universalis sive Ars Magna Consoni et Dissoni in X. Libros digesta.</i> 1650. 30.000-40.000 €
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés in association with Sotheby’s:<br>De la musique avant toute chose… June 28, 2017</b>
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés in association with Sotheby’s, Jun 28:</b> François Villon, & Clément Marot. <i>Les Œuvres de François Villon de Paris, Reviewed and gathered by Clement Marot.</i> 15.000-20.000 €
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés in association with Sotheby’s, Jun 28:</b> Rainer Maria Rilke. <i>Larenopfer</i> (Offrande aux dieux Lares). The second collection of Rainer Maria Rilke, containing ninety poems. 6.000-8.000 €
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés in association with Sotheby’s, Jun 28:</b> Paul Éluard. <i>Capitale de la douleur.</i> One of the most beautiful poetic collections from the first surrealist wave. 15.000-20.000 €
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés in association with Sotheby’s, Jun 28:</b> Pierre de Ronsard. <i>Les Amours</i> ... newly augmented by him, and commented by Marc Antoine de Muret. 40.000-60.000 €
  • <b>Sotheby’s London: English Literature, History, Children’s Books and Illustrations, including The Garrett Herman Collection: The Age of Darwin. July 11, 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jul 11:</b> Austen, Jane. Autograph letter, written in the third person, to her niece Anna Austen (later Lefroy), 1812. £80,000 to 100,000
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jul 11:</b> Smith, Adam. <i>An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations</i>. London: Printed for W. Strahan; And T. Cadell, 1776. £50,000 to 70,000
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jul 11:</b> Darwin, Charles. <i>On the Origin of Species By Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life</i>. John Murray, 1859. £50,000 to 70,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London: English Literature, History, Children’s Books and Illustrations, including The Garrett Herman Collection: The Age of Darwin. July 11, 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jul 11:</b> Dickens, Charles. Autograph draft manuscript of "Mrs Gamp with the Strolling Players,” 1847. £40,000 to 60,000
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jul 11:</b> Shepard, E.H. Two drawings from <i>Winnie-The-Pooh</i> comprising “Why, what’s the matter?” and “He was taking the balloon out…” £40,000 to 60,000
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jul 11:</b> Blake, William. <i>Illustrations of the Book of Job. Invented and Engraved by William Blake. Published as the Act Directs...By William Blake, 8 March 1825</i> [1826]. £20,000 to 30,000