• <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>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>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>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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16 Auctions Archived, 25 Sales Upcoming

For the week ended Saturday February 13th 16 sales were archived to the RBH database.  Turnover was $1,517,690 as 3,250 lots were offered and 2,816 sold for an 87% success rate.

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

Potomack CompanyDesign Online Auction - Books, Prints on February 9th: 155.69% 
Potter and Potter Auctions1001 Magic Tricks - Books and Prints on February 6th: 107.34% 

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

Potomack CompanyDesign Online Auction - Books, Prints on February 9th: 100.00% 
National Book AuctionsAntique, West, Mao, Magazines etc. on February 7th: 99.71% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 1/31 on February 7th: 99.11% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 1/31 on February 7th: 98.43% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 2/4 on February 11th: 97.00% 
Potter and Potter Auctions1001 Magic Tricks - Books and Prints on February 6th: 95.87% 
Potomack CompanyLive Auction - Books, Prints on February 6th: 88.37% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on February 9th: 88.31% 
ArtcurialAutomobilia - Books and Prints on February 6th: 84.31% 
James D Julia AuctioneersWinter Fine Arts, Asian and Antiques Auction - Day 2 on February 4th: 82.35% 
James D Julia AuctioneersFine Art, Asian Art and Antiques - Prints on February 3rd: 80.00% 

16 total sales reported this week: 

Swann GalleriesVintage Posters on February 11th: 58.56% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 2/4 on February 11th: 97.00% 
National Book AuctionsAntique, West, Mao, Magazines etc. on February 7th: 99.71% 
AuctionataRare Books and Ephemera on February 9th: 43.27% 
BonhamsGentleman's Library Sale on February 10th: 62.00% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on February 9th: 88.31% 
Bruun RasmussenBooks on February 9th: 75.00% 
Potter and Potter Auctions1001 Magic Tricks - Books and Prints on February 6th: 95.87% 
ArtcurialAutomobilia - Books and Prints on February 6th: 84.31% 
Potomack CompanyDesign Online Auction - Books, Prints on February 9th: 100.00% 
Potomack CompanyLive Auction - Books, Prints on February 6th: 88.37% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 1/31 on February 7th: 99.11% 
James D Julia AuctioneersWinter Antiques, Asian & Fine Art Auction - Day 3 on February 5th: 75.00% 
James D Julia AuctioneersWinter Fine Arts, Asian and Antiques Auction - Day 2 on February 4th: 82.35% 
James D Julia AuctioneersFine Art, Asian Art and Antiques - Prints on February 3rd: 80.00% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 1/31 on February 7th: 98.43% 

For the week ahead 25 auctions are scheduled and fully searchable today.

The Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Bruun Rasmussen Bøger fra Nansensgade Antikvariat: Velordnet antikvariat med over 4500 registrerede bogtitler. on February 9th Actual price: USD $45,200.
  2. Swann Galleries REINE DE JOIE on February 11th Actual price: USD $37,500.
  3. James D Julia Auctioneers FINE FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR POWDER HORN AND COMMISSIONS OF ABNER CURTIS, ALONG WITH HIS REVOLUTIONARY WAR COMMISSION on February 4th Actual price: USD $18,960.
  4. Potter and Potter Auctions Kellar. on February 6th Actual price: USD $15,600.
  5. Swann Galleries MODIANO on February 11th Actual price: USD $15,000.
  6. Swann Galleries JOB on February 11th Actual price: USD $15,000.
  7. Auctionata Complete ''Los Caprichos,'' on February 9th Actual price: USD $15,000.
  8. Swann Galleries LAIT PUR STÉRILISÉ on February 11th Actual price: USD $13,750.
  9. Bonhams A CHARLES SMITH & SON 18-INCH TERRESTRIAL LIBRARY GLOBE, on February 10th Actual price: USD $12,688.
  10. Auctionata Portfolio Revue Verve, Vols. I-X, Nos. 1-38 on February 9th Actual price: USD $12,500.
  11. James D Julia Auctioneers "THE LARGE BATHERS" on February 3rd Actual price: USD $10,665.
  12. Swann Galleries NEW YORK / FLY TWA on February 11th Actual price: USD $8,000.
  13. Bruun Rasmussen Die Ehre dess Hertzogthums Crain: J.W. Valvasor: Die Ehre dess Hertzogthums Crain [...]. 2 vols.(2) on February 9th Actual price: USD $7,981.
  14. Swann Galleries THE MUMMY on February 11th Actual price: USD $7,500.
  15. Bonhams A MATCHED PAIR OF 9 INCH CARY'S TERRESTRIAL/CELESTIAL GLOBES ON STANDS, on February 10th Actual price: USD $7,250.
  16. James D Julia Auctioneers CHINESE ALBUM OF STAMPS. on February 5th Actual price: USD $7,110.
  17. Swann Galleries I WANT YOU FOR U.S. ARMY on February 11th Actual price: USD $7,000.
  18. Bonhams A 2 3/4-INCH POCKET GLOBE, ANONYMOUS, AFTER HERMAN MOLL, on February 10th Actual price: USD $6,888.
  19. Swann Galleries LA TRAPPISTINE on February 11th Actual price: USD $6,500.
  20. Swann Galleries [THE SEASONS.] Four decorative panels on silk on February 11th Actual price: USD $6,250.
  21. Swann Galleries NEW YORK / THE UPPER BAY FROM LOWER MANHATTAN on February 11th Actual price: USD $6,250.
  22. James D Julia Auctioneers JOHN HANCOCK SIGNED DOCUMENT PAYING A "NEGRO" ANTHONY VASSELL'S REVOLUTIONARY WAR PENSION on February 4th Actual price: USD $6,221.
  23. Swann Galleries BISCUITS LEFÈVRE - UTILE on February 11th Actual price: USD $6,000.
  24. James D Julia Auctioneers MR. TOFFOLON'S ARCHIVE OF RESEARCH AND ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS PERTAINING TO COL. JEDUTHAN BALDWIN on February 4th Actual price: USD $5,925.
  25. Potter and Potter Auctions Portrait of Eva Kellar, Inscribed and Signed. on February 6th Actual price: USD $5,760.


For the week ahead 25 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Feb. 15th
Australian Book Auctions. Armadale, . Angling Books: the collection of the late John Cummins. 266 lots
Winter Associates. Plainville, CT . February Sale - Prints. 18 lots
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Lee's Summit . Leroy Nieman Prints - Internet bidstart 2/1. 49 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 92 lots

Tue. Feb. 16th
Paige Auction. Portland. Memorabilia, Prints, Collectible. 41 lots
Quagga Rare Books and Art. Stellenbosch. Online Book Auction - Internet bidstart 2/9. 26 lots

Wed. Feb. 17th
Christies. New York. Modern Visions: Exceptional Photographs. 279 lots
Old World Auctions. Glen Allen. Antique Maps, Globes, Charts, Atlases & Vintage Graphics. 833 lots

Thu. Feb. 18th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 1/11. 201 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Books and Works on Paper. 187 lots
Sothebys. Paris. Now! - Prints. 74 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autographs and Artifacts - bidstart 2/11. 137 lots
Morton Casa de Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Painting and Graphic Work. 92 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics. 1070 lots

Fri. Feb. 19th
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. 75172 Pforzheim. Books and Prints. 6552 lots
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Importand Estates Auction - Day 1 - Prints. 10 lots

Sat. Feb. 20th
Aspire Auctions. Cleveland. Fine Art - Prints - Internet Bidstart 2/12. 11 lots
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints. 144 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Entertainment. 602 lots
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Important Estates - Books, Prints - Day 2. 38 lots

Sun. Feb. 21st
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 2/14.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 2/14.
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books. 200 lots
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Important Estates - Books, Prints - Day 3. 60 lots
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints. 56 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>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