• <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>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>
  • <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.

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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>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