• <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9: Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9:</b> Single leaf from a paper copy of the Gutenberg Bible, Mainz, 1455, in a copy of Newton's <i>A Noble Fragment</i>. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9:</b> Immanuel Kant, <i>Critik der reinen Vernunft</i>, first edition, Riga, 1781. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9:</b> Hans Holbein, <i>The Images of the Old Testament</i>, with 94 woodcut illustrations, first edition in English, Lyon, 1549. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9: Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9:</b> Samuel Johnson, <i>A Dictionary of the English Language</i>, first edition, London, 1755. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9:</b><br>John Milton, <i>Paradise Lost</i>, first edition, London, 1668.<br>$6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9:</b> Antonio de Guevara, <i>The Dial of Princes</i>, London, 1568.<br>$3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9: Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9:</b> <i>Oraciones de los SS. Mysterios Gloriosos y Dolorosos</i>, manuscript in Spanish, Brussels, 1676.<br>$3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9:</b><br>Jan Nieuhoff, et al., <i>An Embassy from the East-India Company... to the Grand Tartar Cham, Emperour of China, </i>London, 1671. 4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9:</b> Moses Maimonides, <i>Ha-Higayon... Logica</i>, first edition, Basel, 1527.<br>$800 to $1,200.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9: Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9:</b> Petrus Berchorius, <i>Liber Bibliae moralis</i>, fourth edition of the first volume, Cologne, 1477.<br>$10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9:</b> Niccolò Machiavelli, <i>The Florentine Historie</i>, first edition in English, London, 1595. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9:</b><br>Sir Philip Sidney, <i>The Countesse of Pembrokes Arcadia</i>, third edition, London, 1598. $3,000 to $5,000.
  • <b>Seth Kaller:</b> “America the Beautiful”
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> George Washington, Tongue-in-Cheek, Writes James McHenry About His Wife or Mistress—But Funding the Continental Army is the Real Topic
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Young’s Map of the United States
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> President Lincoln & His Most Profitable Client, the Illinois Central Railroad
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Lincoln Thanks Former Pro-Slavery and Newly Republican Congressman for a Fiery Anti-Slavery Speech at a Philadelphia Campaign Rally
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> “A Visit From St. Nicholas” - great association copy inscribed by Clement C. Moore
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Einstein Agrees to Allow “a Short Book on the Hydrogen Bomb” to Use His Statement Made on Eleanor Roosevelt’s TV Show
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> The Building Blocks of Albert Einstein’s Creative Mind
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> A Unique Manuscript Map of Block Island Sound Including Fisher’s and Gardiner’s Islands, the Hamptons, and Montauk Point
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> J.R.R. Tolkien Writes his Proofreader with a Lengthy Discussion of the Lord of the Rings, Including Criticism of Radio Broadcasts of his Work
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Six Benjamin Franklin Signed Receipts – Including his Earliest Obtainable Autograph — Acknowledging a Donation to the Famous Library Company He Founded, and Five Payments for His Pennsylvania Gazette
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Sherman Dishes on Lincoln & Thomas, Meade, Sheridan, Halleck & Grant
  • <b>Bonhams, March 9. Fine Books and Manuscripts, Including the Kennedy Years</b>
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> BROWNING, ELIZABETH BARRETT. Autograph Manuscript Initialed ("E.B.B."), being the working notebook for the poems contained in <i>The Seraphim and Other Poems</i>. $400,000 to 600,000
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> WILDE, OSCAR. Two leaves, pp 31-34, from the first appearance of <i>The Picture of Dorian Gray in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine for July, 1890</i>, with Wilde's autograph revisions. $40,000 to 60,000
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>Comedies, Histories and Tragedies; Published according to the true Originall Copies. Second Impression. [THE SECOND FOLIO.]</i> $200,000 to 300,000
    <b>Bonhams, March 9. Fine Books and Manuscripts, Including the Kennedy Years</b>
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> KENNEDY, JOHN FITZGERALD. Photograph Signed ("John F. Kennedy") and Inscribed, 8 x 10 inch gelatin silver print, of Senator Kennedy and Miss Barelli, at the swearing of the secretarial oath for Miss Barelli. $1,200 to 1,800
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> COOPER, JAMES FENIMORE. Autograph Manuscript, being Chapter XXVII of <i>Afloat and Ashore</i>. $15,000 to 20,000
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> IRVING, WASHINGTON. Autograph Manuscript, being Chapter 20 from Volume IV of <i>The Life of George Washington</i>. $20,000 to 30,000
    <b>Bonhams, March 9. Fine Books and Manuscripts, Including the Kennedy Years</b>
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> VERNE, JULES. Autograph Manuscript Signed ("Jules Verne"), being the complete short story "<i>Une fantaisie de docteur Ox</i>". $100,000 to 150,000
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> ALCHEMY. <i>[The Crowning of Nature, or Coronatio Naturae.]</i> Original alchemical manuscript on paper, ruled in red, with watermark of the arms of Schieland. $100,000 to 150,000
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> DE JODE, CORNELUS. 1568 - 1600. <i>Quivirae Regnu, Cum Alija Versus Borea</i>. [Antwerp: Arnoldum Coninx, 1593]. $7,000 to 10,000
    <b>Bonhams, March 9. Fine Books and Manuscripts, Including the Kennedy Years</b>
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> HOOKER, JOSEPH DALTON. <i>The Rhododendrons of Sikkim-Himalaya; Being an Account, Botanical and Geographical, of the Rhododendrons Recently Discovered in the Mountains of Eastern Himalaya</i>… $7,000 to 10,000
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> CATLIN, GEORGE. <i>North American Indian Portfolio. Hunting scenes and amusements of the Rocky Mountains and prairies of America. From drawings and notes of the author, made during eight years' travel.</i> $20,000 to 30,000
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> LINCOLN, ABRAHAM. HESLER, ALEXANDER. Platinum print, 8 3/4 x 6 3/4 in, of a beardless Lincoln, 1860.<br>$2,000 to 3,000
  • <b>Now in press: 19th Century Shop’s Catalog 170 Great Books and Photos. Please inquire for a copy.</b>
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> <i>The First American Magna Carta. English Liberties.</i> Boston, 1721.
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> Babbage presentation to Peel, the man who killed the Difference Engine 1832
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> The Stamp Act. 1765
    <b>Now in press: 19th Century Shop’s Catalog 170 Great Books and Photos. Please inquire for a copy.</b>
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> Central Park Photographs by Prevost 1862
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> Salem Witch Trials. Wonders of the Invisible World 1693
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> Mammoth print of Millie-Christine, "The Carolina Twins" c. 1868

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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>Daniel Crouch Rare Books</b><br>SAXTON, Christopher. <i>The Travellers Guide being the best Mapp of the Kingdom of England and Principality of Wales</i>. London, [1583, but c.1716].
    <b>Daniel Crouch Rare Books</b><br>VISSCHER, Claes Jansz. <i>Novissima et Accuratissima Leonis Belgici</i>. Amsterdam, Claes Jansz Visscher, [1611-1621 or later].
    <b>Daniel Crouch Rare Books</b> PTOLEMAEUS, Claudius. <i>Decima Asie Tabula</i>. Ulm, Lienhart Holle, 16 July 1482.
    <b>Daniel Crouch Rare Books</b><br>WIT, Frederick de, and Gerard VALK. <i>Orbis Terrarum Nova et Accurata Tabula</i>. Amsterdam, Gerard Valk, [c.1690-1700].
    <b>Daniel Crouch Rare Books</b><br>APIANUS, Petrus. <i>Astronomicum Caesareum</i>. Ingolstadt, Peter Apian, 1540.
    <b>Daniel Crouch Rare Books</b><br>CASSINI, Jean-Dominique. <i>Carte de la Lune</i>. Paris, Jean-Dominique Cassini, 1787.
    <b>Daniel Crouch Rare Books</b> PTOLEMAEUS, Claudius. <i>Geographicae enarrationis libri octo</i>. Argentoragi, 1525.
    <b>Daniel Crouch Rare Books</b><br>[SAXTON, Christopher]. <i> [An Atlas of England and Wales]</i>. [London, Christopher Saxton, 1579].
    <b>Daniel Crouch Rare Books</b> Commission des sciences et arts d'Egypte. <i>Description de l’Égypte</i>… Paris, Imprimerie impériale - Imprimerie royale, 1809-1828.
    <b>Daniel Crouch Rare Books</b> CHURCHMAN, John. <i>To George Washington President of the United States of America this Magnetic Atlas or Variation Chart is humbly inscribed by John Churchman</i>. Philadelphia, 1790.
    <b>Daniel Crouch Rare Books</b><br>APIANUS, Petrus. <i>Tipus Orbis Universalis</i>. Vienna, Johannes Camertius, 1520.
    <b>Daniel Crouch Rare Books</b><br>LORIOT, A[uguste], [after] Nicolas LANE. <i>[Pocket globe]</i>. London, 65 New Bond Street, 1809.
    <b>Daniel Crouch Rare Books</b><br>BLAEU, Johannes. <i>Grooten Atlas</i>. Amsterdam, Joan Blaeu, 1662-1665.
    <b>Daniel Crouch Rare Books</b><br>INGEBORG BRUN, Emmy. <i>Mars efter Lowell’s Glober 1894-1914</i>. Denmark, [c1915].
    <b>Daniel Crouch Rare Books</b><br>LUTHER, Martin. <i>Der vierde Teil aller Bücher vnd Schrifften des thewren seligen Mans</i>. Gedruckt zu Jhena, Durch Christian Rödinger, 1556.
  • <b>Lawbook Exchange:</b> Lawbook Exchange. Trials for Murder, Robbery, Burglary, Rapes, Sodomy... 4 vols. London, 1764. See at the 2017 NY ABAA Book Fair Booth C-22
    <b>Lawbook Exchange:</b> An Enquiry Concerning the Liberty, And Licentiousness of the Press. New York, 1801. See at the 2017 NY ABAA Book Fair Booth C-22
    <b>Lawbook Exchange:</b> Tavern Licence Granted to John Swan by Mayor James Duane, 1789. See at the 2017 NY ABAA Book Fair Booth C-22
    <b>Lawbook Exchange:</b> First edition of Story's, Commentaries on the Constitution. 3 vols. Boston, 1833. See at the 2017 NY ABAA Book Fair Booth C-22
    <b>Lawbook Exchange:</b> Manuscript Law Dictionary. Repertorium Universale, Amandola, Italy, c.1750. See at the 2017 NY ABAA Book Fair Booth C-22
    <b>Lawbook Exchange:</b> Magna Carta. London, 1556. See at the 2017 NY ABAA Book Fair Booth C-22
    <b>Lawbook Exchange:</b> Hemard. Code Civil, in an extraordinary binding. See at the 2017 NY ABAA Book Fair Booth C-22
    <b>Lawbook Exchange:</b> Two Accounts of the Murder of Mr. John Hayes. London, 1726. See at the 2017 NY ABAA Book Fair Booth C-22
    <b>Lawbook Exchange:</b> Robinson, Boardman. Mr Justice Precedent. 1914. See at the 2017 NY ABAA Book Fair Booth C-22
    <b>Lawbook Exchange:</b> Five volumes of Italian Legal Code in miniature. Turin: Fratelli Bocca, 1901-1903. See at the 2017 NY ABAA Book Fair Booth C-22
    <b>Lawbook Exchange:</b> Tartagni. Alexander de Imola in Prima(m) (et) Secunda(m)... Venice, 1514. In a contemporary chained binding. See at the 2017 NY ABAA Book Fair Booth C-22
    <b>Lawbook Exchange:</b> Catalogue 85. Recently Acquired Books, Manuscripts & Ephemera