• <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
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 14:</b> William Oden Waller studio, <i>Manhattan Mary</i>, gouache and graphite, 1927. Sold for $77,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> Missionary archive of Samuel W. and Gideon H. Pond, Minnesota, 1833-93. Sold for $112,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b> Richard Hakluyt, <i>Novus Orbis</i>, first printed use of “Virginia” on a map, Paris, 1587. Sold for $80,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 17:</b> Aegidius Romanus, <i>Lo libre del regiment dels princeps</i>, first edition in Catalan, Barcelona, 1480. Sold for $50,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> William Faulkner, <i>The Marble Faun</i>, first edition, signed & inscribed, Boston, 1924. Sold for $22,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 5:</b> Henry Ossawa Tanner, <i>Flight into Egypt</i>, oil on canvas, circa 1910. Sold for $341,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 2:</b> Edward Hopper, <i>The Lonely House</i>, etching, 1923. Sold for $317,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 7:</b> George Washington, Autograph Letter Signed, to his spymaster Benjamin Tallmadge, New Jersey, 1780. Sold for $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 19:</b> Saul Leiter, <i>Waiter, Paris</i>, chromogenic print, 1959. Sold for $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 26: </b> A. M. Cassandre, <i>Normandie / Maiden Voyage</i>, 1935. Sold for $20,000.
  • <b>Sotheby’s, New York: Fine Printed and Manuscript Americana, Including Cartography. January 17, 2018</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Jan. 17:</b> Hayden, Ferdinand V. <i>The Yellowstone National Park, and the Mountain Ranges of Portions of Idaho, Nevada, Colorado and Utah</i>. Boston, 1876. $250,000 to $350,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Jan. 17:</b> Colton, G. Woolworth. <i>Colton’s New Map of the State of Texas, The Indian Territory and Adjoining Portions of New Mexico, Louisiana, and Arkansas</i>. New York, 1882. $4,000 to $6,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Jan. 17:</b> [Jefferson, Thomas]. <i>The Committee appointed to prepare a Plan for the temporary Government of the Western Territory, have agreed to the following Resolutions.</i> … [Annapolis, 1 March 1784]. $250,000 to $350,000
    <b>Sotheby’s, New York: Fine Printed and Manuscript Americana, Including Cartography. January 17, 2018</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Jan. 17:</b> Mitchell, Samuel Augustus. <i>A New Map of Texas Oregon and California with the Regions Adjoining. Compiled from the Most Recent Authorities</i>. Philadelphia, 1846. $12,000 to $18,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Jan. 17:</b> Bodmer, Karl [illustrator] — Prince Maximilian Zu Wied-Neuwied. <i>Reise In Das Innere Nord-America In Den Jahren 1832 Bis 1834</i>. 1839-1841. $250,000 to $350,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Jan. 17:</b> Bry, Theodor De, Thomas Hariot, and John White. <i>[Hariot's Virginia]. Wunderbarliche, Doch Warhafftige Erklärung, Von der Gelegenheit und Sitten der Wilden in Virginia</i>... Frankfurt, 1590. $200,000 to $300,000
    <b>Sotheby’s, New York: Fine Printed and Manuscript Americana, Including Cartography. January 17, 2018</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Jan. 17:</b> Bry, Theodor De, Thomas Hariot, and John White. <i>[Hariot's Virginia]. Wunderbarliche, Doch Warhafftige Erklärung, Von der Gelegenheit und Sitten der Wilden in Virginia</i>... Frankfurt, 1590. $200,000 to $300,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Jan. 17:</b> Catlin, George. Catlin's North American Indian Portfolio. Hunting Scenes and Amusements of the Rocky Mountains and Prairies of America. London, 1844. $70,000 to $100,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Jan. 17:</b> Franklin, Benjamin ["Richard Saunders"]. <i>Poor Richard Improved: Being an Almanack and Ephemeris ... For ... 1756</i>. Philadelphia: B. Franklin And D. Hall, 1755. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Sotheby’s, New York: Fine Printed and Manuscript Americana, Including Cartography. January 17, 2018</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Jan. 17:</b> Paine, Thomas. <i>Common Sense; Addressed to the Inhabitants Of America... A New Edition, with Several Additions in the Body of the Work</i> ... Philadelphia, [1776]. $60,000 to $80,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Jan. 17:</b> The Declaration of Independence. In Congress, July 4, 1776 … Salem, Massachusetts-Bay: Printed By E. Russell, By Order Of Authority, [Ca. 18–20 July 1776]. $1,000,000 to $1,500,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Jan. 17:</b> Hamilton, Alexander, James Madison, and John Jay. The Federalist. A Collection of Essays, Written in Favour of the New Constitution … New York, 1788. $200,000 to $300,000
  • <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Autograph document signed by Junipero Serra and the other 5 heads of the Alta California missions. $50,000 to $70,000
    <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> Miguel Venegas 24 pp autograph manuscript. $15,000 to $25,000
    <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

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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>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