• <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> A Rare 3-rotor German Enigma I Enciphering Machine. $70,000 to $90,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Important collection of correspondence between Werner Heisenberg and Bruno Rossi. $40,000 to $60,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Walt Whitman Autograph manuscript containing his thoughts on death. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> David Roberts. <i>Holy Land</i>. Six volumes. 1842-1849. First edition. $15,000 to $25,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Extensive collection of Ray Bradbury's primary works, most signed or inscribed. $15,000 to $20,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Peter Force. Declaration of Independence. $12,000 to $18,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Steinbeck. <i>Grapes of Wrath</i>. A fine copy of the first edition. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Lewis & Clark. <i>Travels to the Source of the Missouri River</i>... First English edition, extra-illustrated. 1814. $10,000 to 15,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Manuscript document signed by Nuno de Guzman relating to Hernan Cortes, 1528. $8,000 to $12,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> “Nos los inquisidores..." The first book in English printed West of the Mississippi. [1787]. $5,000 to $8,000.
  • <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>Case Antiques: Historic Winter Fine Art and Antiques Auction<br>January 27, 2018</b>
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 27:</b> <i>The Massachusetts Magazine: or Monthly Museum of Knowledge and Rational Entertainment,</i> 1789. Signed by George Washington. $28,000 to $32,000
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 27:</b> George Washington Signed Letter to John Marshall. $12,000 to $14,000
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 27:</b> Picasso Signed “Vallauris” 1952 Exhibition Poster. $6,000 to $8,000
    <b>Case Antiques: Historic Winter Fine Art and Antiques Auction<br>January 27, 2018</b>
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 27:</b> Military appointment commission document signed by both President Thomas Jefferson and Secretary of War Henry Dearborn, dated January 27, 1803. $2,400 to $2,800
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 27:</b> Doris Ulmann and Julia Peterkin. <i>Roll, Jordan, Roll.</i> New York, 1933, deluxe edition, preceding first edition of the same year. No. 74 of 350. $5,000 to $6,000
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 27:</b> John Marshall. <i>The Life of George Washington,</i> Philadelphia, 1832. Signed by author. $5,000 to $7,000
    <b>Case Antiques: Historic Winter Fine Art and Antiques Auction<br>January 27, 2018</b>
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 27:</b> Samuel L. Margolies (American, 1897-1974). Aquatint and etching, "Builders of Babylon," 1937. $4,000 to $4,500
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 27:</b> Two Robert E. Lee (1807-1870) signed documents as President of Washington College. $3,000 to $3,500
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 27:</b> William C. Harris. <i>The Fishes of North America That Are Captured on Hook and Line</i>, Vol I., New York, 1898. 40 chromolithograph plates. $2,000 to $2,500
    <b>Case Antiques: Historic Winter Fine Art and Antiques Auction<br>January 27, 2018</b>
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 27:</b> $100 "Date Back" bank note 1902 from the Clarksville National Bank, Clarksville, Tennessee, depicting the portrait of John Jay Knox, Jr. $1,400 to $1,800
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 27:</b> View of the University of Virginia, Charlottesville and Monticello, Taken from Lewis Mountain, drawn and lithographed by Edward Sachse. $800 to $1,000
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 27:</b> Large Civil War photograph mounted on card stock depicting Rossville Gap in Missionary Ridge. $400 to $450
  • <b>Potter & Potter Auctions: Fine Books & Manuscripts. January 27, 2018</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions Jan. 27:</b><br>Lot 39: Presidential Pardon Signed by John F. Kennedy. November 1962. $7,000 to $9,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions Jan. 27:</b><br>Lot 537: Marc Chagall. <i>Illustrations for the Bible</i>. Features 28 lithograph plates. First American edition, 1956. $2,000 to $3,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions Jan. 27:</b><br>Lot 252: Jack Kerouac. <i>On the Road</i>. 1957. First edition. $5,000 to $7,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions: Fine Books & Manuscripts. January 27, 2018</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions Jan. 27:</b><br>Lot 143: Arthur Rimbaud. <i>A Season in Hell</i>. With photogravures by Robert Mapplethorpe. The Limited Editions Club, 1986. $600 to $800
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions Jan. 27:</b><br>Lot 72: Group of 11 Harry Truman Signed Letters. Typed & signed by the former President. 1962-1970. $1,500 to $2,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions Jan. 27:</b><br>Lot 157: Arthur Conan Doyle. The Complete Works of Sherlock Holmes by The Limited Editions Club. 8 vols. 1950-52. $300 to $500
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions: Fine Books & Manuscripts. January 27, 2018</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions Jan. 27:</b><br>Lot 173: Jacob Lawrence. <i>The First Book of Moses, Called Genesis</i>. Illustrated with silkscreens by Lawrence. 1989. $2,000 to $3,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions Jan. 27:</b><br>Lot 239: William Faulkner. <i>Sartoris</i>. First edition. New York: Harcourt, Brace, & Company, 1929. $2,000 to $3,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions Jan. 27:</b><br>Lot 286: Walt Whitman. New Year’s Eve Postcard Signed, “Walt Whitman,” to the poet Gabriel Sarrazin. January, 1891. $4,000 to $6,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions: Fine Books & Manuscripts. January 27, 2018</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions Jan. 27:</b><br>Lot 351: Pair of European Fine Bindings. Including Gesanbuch (1831) & Naboznych Vylevov (1911). $200 to $300
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions Jan. 27:</b><br>Lot 423: August Luben. <i> Naturhistorischer Atlas der Saugethiere </i>. Includes complete set of 30 loose plates. Leipzig: 1858. $1,000 to $1,500
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions Jan. 27:</b><br>Lot 386: <i>Famous Monsters of Filmland No 1</i>. Art by Will Elder, text by Forrest Ackerman. Warren’s first monster magazine. Feb, 1958. $2,000 to $3,000

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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>Swann Auction Galleries, Feb 15:</b> Icons & Images: Photographs & Photobooks
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 1:</b> Vintage Posters Featuring Highlights from the Gail Chisholm Collection
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 8:</b> Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 13:</b> 19th & 20th Century Prints & Drawings
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 22:</b> Autographs
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 29:</b> Printed & Manuscript African Americana
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Apr 12:</b> Printed & Manuscript Americana
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Apr 26:</b> Fine Illustrated Books & Graphics
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 3:</b> Graphic Design
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 15:</b> 19th & 20th Century Literature
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Jun 7:</b><br>Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Jun 21:</b> Revolutionary & Presidential Americana from the Collection of William Wheeler III
  • <b>Arader Galleries Auction<br>January 27, 2018</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 27:</b> Snowy Heron, Plate 242. John James Audubon (1785-1851). First Edition Engravings with Original Hand Color. London: Robert Havell, 1827-1838.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 27:</b> Great Blue Heron, Plate 211. John James Audubon (1785-1851). First Edition Engravings with Original Hand Color. London: Robert Havell, 1827-1838.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 27:</b> The Clouded Leopard. Charles Robert Knight (1874-1953). Oil on canvas.
    <b>Arader Galleries Auction<br>January 27, 2018</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 27:</b> A Bouquet of Daffodils and Other Flowers with a Butterfly on the Stem. Pierre-Joseph Redouté (1759-1840). Black Chalk, Watercolor And Gum Arabic On Vellum.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 27:</b> CELLARIUS, Andreas (ca 1596-1665). <i>Harmonia macrocosmica seu atlas universalis et Novus</i>. Amsterdam: Pieter Schenk and Gerald Valk, 1708.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 27:</b> HOMANN, Johann Baptist (1663-1724). <i>Grosser Atlas über die gantze Welt</i>. Nuremburg: J.H.G. Bieling for the heirs of Homann, 1737.
    <b>Arader Galleries Auction<br>January 27, 2018</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 27:</b> LEVAILLANT, Francois (1753-1824). <i>Histoire naturelle des perroquets</i>. Paris: Levrault frères (later Levrault, Schoell & Co.), 1801-1805.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 27:</b> FUCHS, Leonhard (1501-1566). <i>De historia stirpium commentarii insignes. adiectis earundem vivis plusquam quingentis imaginibus</i>… Basel: Michel Isingrin, 1542.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 27:</b> Original Manuscript Map "Plano De Una Parte De La Provincia De La Luisiana..." AN EXCEPTIONALLY FINE AND HISTORICALLY IMPORTANT MAP SHOWING THE ORIGINS OF THE STATE OF TEXAS AT THE TURN OF THE 19TH CENTURY.
    <b>Arader Galleries Auction<br>January 27, 2018</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 27:</b> J. De Cordova's Map of the State of Texas Compiled from the records of the General Land Office of the State by Robert Creuzbaur, Houston. Hand-colored lithograph. New York: J. Atwood, 1850.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 27:</b> Texas. David Burr (1803-1875). Engraved Map with original hand color in full. New York: J. H. Colton & Co., 1834. Second Edition.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 27:</b> Map of Texas with Parts of Adjoining States Compiled by Stephen F. Austin. Engraved Map with original hand color. Philadelphia, 1830. First Edition.
  • <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books and Works on Paper. January 25, 2018</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 25:</b> <i>Verve: Revue Artistique et Littéraire/An Artistic and Literary Quarterly,</i> nos.1-38 in 26 vol [a complete set], numerous colour lithographs by Picasso, Chagall, Matisse & others. £8,000 to £12,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 25:</b> Wesley (John, Church of England clergyman and a founder of Methodism, 1703-91). Autograph Letter signed to Rev. John Bredin, 1782. £8,000 to £12,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 25:</b> Austen (Jane). Brock (Charles Edward). A group of seventeen ink and watercolour drawings for Dent's edition of Jane Austen's <i>Sense and Sensibility,</i> 1908. £6,000 to £8,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books and Works on Paper. January 25, 2018</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 25:</b> Tibullus (Albius) and Gaius Valerius Catullus. <i>Elegiae, sive Carmina,</i> Venice, Andreas de Paltasichis, 1487. £5,000 to £7,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 25:</b> Doves Press. English Bible (The), 5 vol., one of 500 copies, signed and inscribed by Laurence Hodson, Doves Press, 1903. £5,000 to £7,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 25:</b> Africa. Smith (Andrew). <i>Illustrations of the Zoology of South Africa,</i> 5 vol., first edition, original cloth, [1838-50]. £4,000 to £6,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books and Works on Paper. January 25, 2018</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 25:</b> Longitude. <i>An Act for providing a Publick Reward for such Person or Persons as shall Discover the Longitude at Sea,</i> first edition of this highly important act, John Baskett, 1714. £3,000 to £5,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 25:</b> Shirley (James). <i>Six new playes, viz. The Brothers. Sisters. Doubtfull Heir. Imposture. Cardinall. Court secret,</i> first edition, 1653. £3,000 to £4,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 25:</b> Heaney (Seamus). <i>Ugolino,</i> number 77 of 125 copies, Dublin, Dolmen Press, 1979. £3,000 to £4,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books and Works on Paper. January 25, 2018</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 25:</b> Lasinio (Carlo, 1759-1838). <i>[Ritratti Originali de Pittori Esistenti Nella Reale Galleria de Firenze],</i> 99 engravings, circa 1791-96. £1,800 to £2,200
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 25:</b> Japan. Kusakabe Kimbei. Photograph Album, 50 hand-coloured albumen prints, oblong folio, [c.1890-1900]. £1,500 to £2,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 25:</b> Polar. Expedition in search of Sir John Franklin. Arctic Expedition in search of Sir John Franklin, printed flyer, 1852. £1,000 to £1,500