• <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 Early Unpublished Darwin letter on the races of man.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…
  • <b>Announcing a new Books for Sale platform hosted by Biblio</b>
    <b>List your books simultaneously on Rare Book Hub and Biblio</b>
  • <b>Consignments now invited<br>History of Science & Technology<br>December 12th, 2017</b>
    NEWTON, ISAAC. <i>Opticks</i>. London, 1704. Presentation copy to Edmund Halley. Sold for $1,330,000
    Apple Computer Contract & Dissolution of Contract, signed by Jobs, Wozniak, & Wayne. Sold for $1,594,500
    DARWIN, CHARLES. Autograph Manuscript page from the manuscript of <i>On the Origin of Species</i>. Sold for $250,000
  • <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Cook in Tahiti. [Playbill]. [Germany, c.1840.] $3,000 - $5,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Roberts' Sketches in Egypt and Nubia. London, 1846-9. $20,000 - $30,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Breydenbach. Peregrinatio in terram sanctam. Mainz, 1486. $100,000 - $150,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Dürer. Underweysung der messung [and two more]. Nuremberg, 1525-8. $150,000 - $200,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Whitman. Autograph Manuscript [in] The Complete Writings. One of 32 sets. $8,000 - $12,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Columbus. De Insulis nuper in mari Indico repertis. Basel, 1494. $700,000 - $1,000,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> The Dr. Hendon M. Harris Jr. Korean Atlas Collection. [Korea; c.1700 to c.1890.] $35,000 - $50,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Aa, Pieter van der. Naaukeurige versameling der gedenk-waardigste zee en land-reysen. Leyden, 1706-8. $8000 - $12,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 27:</b> Russian Kholod 5D67 HFL Rocket Engine. $25,000 - $40,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 27:</b> Neil Armstrong Apollo Era Training Glove. $8,000 - $12,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 27:</b> Large Lunar Near Side Chart, Signed by 20th Century Surface Explorers. $20,000 - $25,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 27:</b> Annotated Photo Album Detailing Alexander Graham Bell's Experiments with Tetrahedral Kites. $50,000 - $80,000

Auction Update Review

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32 Auctions Archived, 17 Upcoming

For the week ended Saturday 30 January 32 sales were archived to the RBH database; 18 denominated in US dollars, 5 in British pounds, and 9 in euros.  Turnover was $3,637,567 as 8,814 lots were offered and 6,671 sold for a 76% success rate.

 

For the week ahead 17 sales are scheduled.

 

7 auctions saw total sales exceed 100% of the high estimates of all lots offered in the sale: 

Bearnes Hampton and LittlewoodAntiques and Interiors - Books and Pictures on January 26th: 335.10% 
Doyle New YorkBooks and Prints on January 27th: 266.85% 
FerratonBooks on January 16th: 149.21% 
SothebysImportant Americana - Prints on January 23rd: 128.32% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsBooks and Prints on January 27th: 115.55% 
Case Antiques, Inc.Case Winter Art and Antiques Auction on January 23rd: 109.69% 
RR AuctionAutographs and Artifacts - Internet bidstart 1/14 on January 21st: 107.38% 


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

National Book AuctionsBooks on January 24th: 100.00% 
Grays AuctioneersWilliam Richards Chromogenic Color Photographs on January 20th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 1/17 on January 24th: 99.73% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 1/17 on January 24th: 99.22% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 1/21 on January 28th: 97.44% 
Cowans AuctionsDiscovery - Books and Prints on January 22nd: 96.88% 
Case Antiques, Inc.Case Winter Art and Antiques Auction on January 23rd: 94.74% 
Doyle New YorkBooks and Prints on January 27th: 92.86% 
Bearnes Hampton and LittlewoodAntiques and Interiors - Books and Pictures on January 26th: 92.31% 
FerratonBooks on January 16th: 87.16% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsBooks and Prints on January 27th: 84.78% 
Swann GalleriesIllustration Art on January 28th: 83.59% 
SkinnerFine Art - Prints Online Bidstart 1/19 on January 29th: 83.33% 
EldredsAntiques and Accessories - Books and Prints on January 23rd: 82.61% 
RR AuctionAutographs and Artifacts - Internet bidstart 1/14 on January 21st: 82.18% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on January 26th: 80.26% 


32 total sales reported this week: 

National Book AuctionsBooks on January 24th: 100.00% 
SkinnerFine Art - Prints Online Bidstart 1/19 on January 29th: 83.33% 
Bearnes Hampton and LittlewoodAntiques and Interiors - Books and Pictures on January 26th: 92.31% 
AntiquarianAuctions.comRare Books - Internet bidstart 1/21 on January 28th: 31.45% 
Leslie Hindman AuctioneersMarket Place - Prints on January 28th: 65.09% 
PBA GalleriesAmericana - Travel & Exploration - Cartography - African & Asian Americana on January 28th: 70.65% 
Swann GalleriesIllustration Art on January 28th: 83.59% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsBooks and Prints on January 27th: 84.78% 
Doyle New YorkBooks and Prints on January 27th: 92.86% 
TooveysPrints on January 27th: 67.57% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 1/21 on January 28th: 97.44% 
Case Antiques, Inc.Case Winter Art and Antiques Auction on January 23rd: 94.74% 
Keys Fine Arts AuctioneersAntiques and Interiors - Books and Pictures on January 25th: 37.29% 
Keys Fine Arts AuctioneersBooks, Maps and Ephemera on January 25th: 60.16% 
RR AuctionAutographs and Artifacts - Internet bidstart 1/14 on January 21st: 82.18% 
AuctionataAbstract Art - Prints on January 27th: 32.88% 
AuctionataShapes, Colors, Symbols on January 27th: 36.78% 
AuctionataPortraits - People as Seen by Artists on January 26th: 18.18% 
AuctionataArt of Nature: Prints by Selected Masters on January 26th: 25.68% 
AuctionataTreasures of Asian Art - Woodblock Prints on January 25th: 22.86% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on January 26th: 80.26% 
Nosbüsch & StuckeBooks on January 23rd: 60.30% 
EldredsAntiques and Accessories - Books and Prints on January 23rd: 82.61% 
Cowans AuctionsDiscovery - Books and Prints on January 22nd: 96.88% 
Grays AuctioneersWilliam Richards Chromogenic Color Photographs on January 20th: 100.00% 
Mid Hudson Auction GalleriesEstate Sale - Prints, Books. - Online only on January 23rd: 71.70% 
Mid Hudson Auction GalleriesTHE GILBERT JONAS LIBRARY SALE. - Online only on January 22nd: 45.99% 
RossiniCollection of Documents, Posters, Ancient Manuscripts on December 10th: 63.49% 
SothebysImportant Americana - Prints on January 23rd: 72.22% 
FerratonBooks on January 16th: 87.16% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 1/17 on January 24th: 99.22% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 1/17 on January 24th: 99.73% 

 

The Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN (PLATE CCCXI) on January 23rd Actual price: USD $118,750.
  2. Sothebys IVORY-BILLED WOODPECKER (PLATE LXVI) on January 23rd Actual price: USD $52,500.
  3. Sothebys FISH HAWK, OR OSPREY (PLATE LXXXI) on January 23rd Actual price: USD $47,500.
  4. Swann Galleries "I Am an American!" on January 28th Actual price: USD $40,000.
  5. PBA Galleries Original watercolor of Yosemite Falls on January 28th Actual price: USD $36,000.
  6. Sothebys HOOPING CRANE (PLATE CCLXI) on January 23rd Actual price: USD $35,000.
  7. Swann Galleries "Scrooge and The Ghost of Marley." on January 28th Actual price: USD $32,500.
  8. Doyle New York Large archive of photographs depicting Carstairs and others, 1920s-80s. on January 27th Actual price: USD $21,250.
  9. Auctionata Brisk Day I, II and III on January 26th Actual price: USD $17,713.
  10. Swann Galleries The dark side of "Little Annie." on January 28th Actual price: USD $17,500.
  11. Nosbüsch & Stucke Sammlung von 267 Bänden, veröffentlicht von Hubert Cazin. on January 23rd Actual price: USD $16,721.
  12. Swann Galleries Costume design for Romeo and Juliet. on January 28th Actual price: USD $13,750.
  13. Swann Galleries "Mole Stretched on the Bank." on January 28th Actual price: USD $13,750.
  14. Auctionata Twilight 1, 2 & 3 on January 26th Actual price: USD $13,080.
  15. Auctionata Christy on January 26th Actual price: USD $12,263.
  16. Swann Galleries "E=MC²." on January 28th Actual price: USD $11,700.
  17. Case Antiques, Inc. "La Corrida" on January 23rd Actual price: USD $11,328.
  18. Sothebys GOLDEN EAGLE (PLATE CLXXXI) on January 23rd Actual price: USD $11,250.
  19. Nosbüsch & Stucke Parfumeries de Maugenet et Coudray. on January 23rd Actual price: USD $10,933.
  20. Case Antiques, Inc. Sheldon Moldoff Moon Girl #7 Cover Art on January 23rd Actual price: USD $10,912.
  21. Swann Galleries "Lorimar Christmas." on January 28th Actual price: USD $10,625.
  22. Swann Galleries "Haunted New Orleans." on January 28th Actual price: USD $10,625.
  23. Sothebys WILD TURKEY (PLATE 287) on January 23rd Actual price: USD $10,625.
  24. Swann Galleries "Dead By Now." on January 28th Actual price: USD $9,375.
  25. Sothebys GENERAL WASHINGTON (HART 104) on January 23rd Actual price: USD $9,375.


For the week ahead 17 sales are scheduled: 


Mon. Feb. 1st
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 112 lots

Wed. Feb. 3rd
James D Julia Auctioneers. Fairfield. Fine Art, Asian Art and Antiques - Prints. 15 lots
Minerva Auctions Roma. Roma. Books, Autographs and Prints. 319 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. The Bookshop Sale. 120 lots
Minerva Auctions Roma. Roma. Books, Autographs and Prints - Part 2. 257 lots

Thu. Feb. 4th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 1/28. 182 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Printed and Manuscript Americana. 324 lots
The Written Word Autographs. Tamworth, NH . Authentic Autographs - Entertainers. 549 lots
James D Julia Auctioneers. Fairfield. Winter Fine Arts, Asian and Antiques Auction - Day 2. 34 lots
Minerva Auctions Roma. Roma. Books, Autographs and Prints - Part 3. 263 lots

Fri. Feb. 5th
James D Julia Auctioneers. Fairfield. Winter Antiques, Asian & Fine Art Auction - Day 3. 4 lots

Sat. Feb. 6th
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. 1001 Magic Tricks. 218 lots
Potomack Company. Alexandria. Live Auction - Books, Prints. 41 lots
Artcurial. Paris. Automobilia - Books and Prints. 51 lots

Sun. Feb. 7th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 1/31.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 1/31.
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>Sotheby’s: The Library of John & Suzanne Bonham. 26 September in London. Viewing 22-25 September</b>
    Sotheby’s London, Sep. 26:</b> Churchill, Winston S. Two Typed Letters Signed, regarding the British North Greenland Expedition (1952-54). £3,000 to £4,000
    Sotheby’s London, Sep. 26:</b> Bernatz, Johann Martin. <i> Scenes in Ethiopia</i>. London: F.G. Moon, 1852. First edition. £6,000 to £8,000
    Sotheby’s London, Sep. 26:</b> Captain Lawrence Edward Grace Oates. Collection comprising (among other things): documents and pamphlets. £1,500 to £1,800
    <b>Sotheby’s: The Library of John & Suzanne Bonham. 26 September in London. Viewing 22-25 September</b>
    Sotheby’s London, Sep. 26:</b> Darwin, Charles, and Philip Parker King, and Robert FitzRoy. <i> Narrative of the Surveying Voyages of His Majesty's Ships Adventure and Beagle Between the Years 1826 and 1836…</i> £15,000 to £20,000
    Sotheby’s London, Sep. 26:</b> Spratt, Thomas A.B., and Edward Forbes. <i>Travels in Lycia, Milyas, and the Cibyratis</i>. London: John Van Voorst, 1847. £800 to £1,200
    Sotheby’s London, Sep. 26:</b> Richardson, John. <i>Arctic Searching Expedition: A Journal of a Boat-Voyage Through Rupert's Land and the Arctic Sea, In Search of Sir John Franklin</i>. £6,000 to £8,000
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> Printed & Manuscript Americana</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> Broadside proclaiming the end of the Revolutionary War, NH, 1783. $20,000 to $30,000. 
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> Manuscript medical journal kept by physicians aboard Continental Navy vessels, 1777-88. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> Manuscript notes on sermons heard at Boston's First Church & Old South Church, 1684-1703. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> Printed & Manuscript Americana</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> Missionary archive of Samuel W. and Gideon H. Pond, MN, 1833-93. $30,000 to $40,000. 
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> Captain's journal of a mutinous whaling journey, South Pacific, 1839-46. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> <i>McClees' Gallery of Photographic Portraits ... of the Thirty-Fifth Congress</i>,Washington, 1859. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> Printed & Manuscript Americana</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> Juan de Ugarte, manuscript report on first 16 months of California missions, Mexico, 1699. $12,000 to $18,000
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> Cyanotype albums depicting the construction of the Williamsburg Bridge, New York City, 1897-1903. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> Unrecorded broadside from occupied New York, 1778. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> Printed & Manuscript Americana</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> <i>The Honolulu Merchants' Looking-Glass</i>, first edition, San Francisco, 1862. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> Honorius Philoponus, <i>Nova Typis Transacta Navigatio</i>, first edition, Linz, 1621. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> The Book of Mormon, first edition, Palmyra, NY, 1830. $10,000 to $15,000.
  • <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. September 27, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Cook (Captain James).- Webber (John) and Marie Catherina Prestel. Four views in the South Seas [bound with] <i>Atlas to accompany Captain James Cook's account of his voyages...</i> £4,000 to £6,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Knight (Joseph). <i>On the cultivation of the plants belonging to the natural order of Proteeae</i>, 1809. £2,000 to £3,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> India & China.- Sonnerat (Pierre). <i>Voyage aux Indes Orientales et a la Chine, fait par ordre du roi, depuis 1774 jusqu'en 1781</i>. £20,000 to £30,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. September 27, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Mongolia.- Pallas (Peter Simon). <i>Sammlungen Historischer Nachrichten uber die Mongolischen Volkerschaften.</i> £15,000 to £20,000 
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> America.- Warre (Henry). <i>Sketches in North America</i>, 1848. £4,000 to £6,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Atlases.- <i>English Pilot (The). The Fourth Book. Describing The West-Indian Navigation, from Hudson's Bay to the River Amazones...</i> £4,000 to £6,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. September 27, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Greece.- Lear (Edward). <i>Views of the Seven Ionian Isles</i>, signed presentation copy from the author to Evelyn Baring, 1863. £3,000 to £4,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Lear (Edward).- [Gray (John Edward)]. <i>Gleanings from the Menagerie and Aviary at Knowsley Hall</i>, 1846. £7,000 to £10,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Flamsteed (John). <i>Historiae Coelestis</i>, first edition,1712. £20,000 to £30,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. September 27, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Flamsteed (John). <i>Atlas Coelestis</i>, 1781. £10,000 to £15,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Conjuring Posters.- The Steens, American Mystifiers: Originators of Silent Transmission. broadside poster, [probably 1890-1900]. £300 to £500
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Tyndale's Bible.- Bible, English. The newe Testament, Richard Jugge, 1552; sold not subject to return. £10,000 to £15,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. September 27, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Cook (Captain James).- Webber (John) and Marie Catherina Prestel. Four views in the South Seas [bound with] <i>Atlas to accompany Captain James Cook's account of his voyages to the Pacific Ocean in the years 1776-1780.</i>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Knight (Joseph). <i>On the cultivation of the plants belonging to the natural order of Proteeae</i>, 1809. £2,000 to £3,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> India & China.- Sonnerat (Pierre). <i>Voyage aux Indes Orientales et a la Chine, fait par ordre du roi, depuis 1774 jusqu'en 1781</i>. £20,000 to £30,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. September 27, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Mongolia.- Pallas (Peter Simon). <i>Sammlungen Historischer Nachrichten uber die Mongolischen Volkerschaften.</i> £15,000 to £20,000 
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> America.- Warre (Henry). <i>Sketches in North America</i>, 1848. £4,000 to £6,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Atlases.- <i>English Pilot (The). The Fourth Book. Describing The West-Indian Navigation, from Hudson's Bay to the River Amazones...</i> £4,000 to £6,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. September 27, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Greece.- Lear (Edward). <i>Views of the Seven Ionian Isles</i>, signed presentation copy from the author to Evelyn Baring, 1863. £3,000 to £4,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Lear (Edward).- [Gray (John Edward)]. <i>Gleanings from the Menagerie and Aviary at Knowsley Hall</i>, 1846. £7,000 to £10,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Flamsteed (John). <i>Historiae Coelestis</i>, first edition,1712. £20,000 to £30,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. September 27, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Flamsteed (John). <i>Atlas Coelestis</i>, 1781. £10,000 to £15,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Conjuring Posters.- The Steens, American Mystifiers: Originators of Silent Transmission. broadside poster, [probably 1890-1900]. £300 to £500
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Tyndale's Bible.- Bible, English. The newe Testament, Richard Jugge, 1552; sold not subject to return. £10,000 to £15,000