• <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>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>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

Auction Update Review

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Bonhams Feb 14th Auction.
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AuctionAta February 9th.
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14 Auctions Archived, 21 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 7 February 14 auctions were archived to the RBH Database; 6 denominated in euros, 1 in British pounds, and 7 in US dollars.  Turnover was $4,981,884 as 4,282 lots were offered and 3,446 sold for an 80% success rate.  Strength has begun to reappear.

2 auctions saw sale proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Arader GalleriesNatural History Works on Paper, Historic Maps, Rare Books and Audubon's Birds of America and Quadrup on January 30th: $1,724,963 
Swann GalleriesPrinted and Manuscript Americana on February 4th: $1,051,127 

3 auctions saw total sales exceed 100% of the high estimates of all lots offered: 

Dominic Winter Book AuctionsThe Bookshop Sale on February 3rd: 209.51% 
De Baecque and AssociesAncient and Modern Photographs on January 29th: 126.75% 
Swann GalleriesPrinted and Manuscript Americana on February 4th: 107.65% 

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

Dominic Winter Book AuctionsThe Bookshop Sale on February 3rd: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 1/24 on January 31st: 99.40% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 1/24 on January 31st: 99.33% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 1/28 on February 4th: 95.05% 
Arader GalleriesNatural History Works on Paper, Historic Maps, Rare Books and Audubon's Birds of America and Quadrup on January 30th: 91.70% 
Swann GalleriesPrinted and Manuscript Americana on February 4th: 90.12% 
Kedem AuctionAuction no. 49 - Part II - Bibles and Prayer Books, Manuscripts, Graphics and Ceremonial Art on January 20th: 87.68% 
Kedem AuctionSale 49 - Part I: Books, Chassidism, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters on January 19th: 84.99% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on February 2nd: 80.36% 

14 total sales reported this week: 

Minerva Auctions RomaBooks, Autographs and Prints - Part 3 on February 4th: 40.30% 
Minerva Auctions RomaBooks, Autographs and Prints - Part 2 on February 3rd: 44.75% 
Minerva Auctions RomaBooks, Autographs and Prints on February 3rd: 55.49% 
Swann GalleriesPrinted and Manuscript Americana on February 4th: 90.12% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 1/28 on February 4th: 95.05% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsThe Bookshop Sale on February 3rd: 100.00% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on February 2nd: 80.36% 
De Baecque and AssociesAncient and Modern Photographs on January 29th: 71.72% 
De Baecque and AssociesAutographs - Manuscripts on January 28th: 55.63% 
Kedem AuctionAuction no. 49 - Part II - Bibles and Prayer Books, Manuscripts, Graphics and Ceremonial Art on January 20th: 87.68% 
Kedem AuctionSale 49 - Part I: Books, Chassidism, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters on January 19th: 84.99% 
Arader GalleriesNatural History Works on Paper, Historic Maps, Rare Books and Audubon's Birds of America and Quadrup on January 30th: 91.70% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 1/24 on January 31st: 99.40% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 1/24 on January 31st: 99.33% 

 

The Arader Galleries Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Swann Galleries The Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs of the Old and New-Testament . for the Use, Edification, and Comfort of the Saints in Publick and Private; Especially in New-England. on February 4th Actual price: USD $221,000.
  2. Arader Galleries Carolina Parrot, Plate 26 on January 30th Actual price: USD $170,800.
  3. Arader Galleries Ivory-Billed Woodpecker, Plate 66 on January 30th Actual price: USD $122,000.
  4. Swann Galleries The Federalist: A Collection of Essays Written in Favour of the New Constitution. on February 4th Actual price: USD $87,500.
  5. Minerva Auctions Roma Incoronazione di S.M.I.R.A. Ferdinando a Re del regno Lombardo-Veneto - Ingresso solenne delle LL.MM....nella Città di Milano on February 3rd Actual price: USD $84,000.
  6. Arader Galleries Wild Turkey (Male), Plate 1 on January 30th Actual price: USD $79,300.
  7. Arader Galleries Liber chronicarum [NUREMBERG CHRONICLE] on January 30th Actual price: USD $53,125.
  8. Arader Galleries Wild Turkey (Female), Plate 6 on January 30th Actual price: USD $51,850.
  9. Swann Galleries Observations sur la Virginie. on February 4th Actual price: USD $47,500.
  10. Minerva Auctions Roma Carteggio on February 3rd Actual price: USD $44,800.
  11. Minerva Auctions Roma Raccolta di varie decorazioni sceniche inventate ed eseguite per il R. Teatro alla Scala on February 3rd Actual price: USD $42,000.
  12. Arader Galleries Sharea robusta (223) on January 30th Actual price: USD $39,650.
  13. Arader Galleries Epidendrum Aepellsedes (204) on January 30th Actual price: USD $39,650.
  14. Kedem Auction Illustrated Parchment Manuscript - Seder Brit Milah and Pidyon HaBen - Mohel Book (Pinkas Milah) - London, 1840 on January 20th Actual price: USD $39,360.
  15. Swann Galleries $100,000 Reward! The Murderer of our Late Beloved President, Abraham Lincoln, is Still at Large. on February 4th Actual price: USD $37,500.
  16. Arader Galleries Shorea Talura (225) on January 30th Actual price: USD $36,600.
  17. Arader Galleries Ariza sativa (203) on January 30th Actual price: USD $36,600.
  18. Arader Galleries Flemingia prostrata (201) on January 30th Actual price: USD $36,600.
  19. Arader Galleries Convolvulus malabaricus (57) on January 30th Actual price: USD $36,600.
  20. Arader Galleries Americae Pars Borealis, Florida, Baccalaos... on January 30th Actual price: USD $35,380.
  21. Swann Galleries Latter Day Saints' Messenger and Advocate. on February 4th Actual price: USD $35,000.
  22. Arader Galleries A Map of the Most Inhabited part of New England... on January 30th Actual price: USD $33,550.
  23. Swann Galleries Disputatio Geographica de Vero Californiae. on February 4th Actual price: USD $32,500.
  24. Arader Galleries Theatrum Orbis Terrarum. - Parergon in quo Veteris on January 30th Actual price: USD $30,500.
  25. Arader Galleries Ruffed Grouse, Plate 41 on January 30th Actual price: USD $30,500.


For the week ahead 21 sales are scheduled and fully searchable:

Mon. Feb. 8th
Rossini. Paris. Prints. 60 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 77 lots

Tue. Feb. 9th
Bonhams. London. Gentleman's Library Sale. 50 lots
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. Books. 310 lots
Auctionata. New York. Rare Books and Ephemera. 104 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Books. 204 lots
Potomack Company. Alexandria. Design Online Auction - Books, Prints. 20 lots

Wed. Feb. 10th
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autographs and Artifacts - bidstart 1/22. 1030 lots

Thu. Feb. 11th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 2/4. 200 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Vintage Posters. 584 lots

Fri. Feb. 12th
Copley Fine Art Auctions. Boston. Winter Auction - Fine Art Prints. 133 lots
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Books, Prints. 8 lots

Sat. Feb. 13th
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . February Estate Auction. 33 lots
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. Comic strips and Original Boards, 3D, Japanese Animation, Jean-Jacques Loup's Drawings Collection -.
Vermot de Pas. Paris. Comic strips and Original Boards, 3D, Japanese Animation, Jean Jacques Loup's Drawings Collection.
Thomaston Place Auction Galleries. Thomaston. Winter Auction - Day 1. 36 lots

Sun. Feb. 14th
Bonhams. Los Angeles. Fine Books and Manuscripts.
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Rare Books & Manuscripts - Sunday at Pasadena. 225 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 2/7.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 2/7.
Thomaston Place Auction Galleries. Thomaston. Winter Auction - Day 2. 75 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <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
  • <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.