• <b>Sotheby’s Online, June 18 - 28:</b> Lewis, Meriwether, and William Clark. <i>History of the Expedition Under the Command of Captains Lewis and Clark, To the Sources of the Missouri…</i> 1814, first edition. $100,000 to $150,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, June 18 - 28:</b> Poe, Edgar Allan. <i>Tales.</i> New York: Wiley And Putnam, 1845. First edition, first printing, first issue. $70,000 to $100,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, June 18 - 28:</b> Dürer, Albrecht, and Johann Stabius. [Map of the World as a Sphere.] [Vienna,] 1781 (From Woodblocks Cut In 1515). $120,000 to $180,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, June 18 - 28:</b> Ferdinand, Franz — Lala Deen Dayal [Photographer]. VISIT OF H.I. & H.R. THE ARCHDUKE FRANZ FERDINAND OF AUSTRIA ESTE TO HYDERABAD (DECCAN), JANUARY 1893. $4,000 to $6,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, June 18 - 28:</b> Lincoln, Abraham. Manuscript Letter Signed ("Yours Truly A. Lincoln") as Sixteenth President to Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles Regarding William Johnson. $200,000 to $300,000
  • <b>Sotheby’s London: Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts and Continental and Russian Books.<br>July 3, 2018</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s London, July 3:</b> The Breviary of Marie (1344-1404), Duchess of Bar, Daughter of Bonne of Luxembourg and King John II (the Good) of France, Franciscan Use, in Latin with a few rubrics in French [France (Paris), c.1360]. £500,000 to £700,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London, July 3:</b> John Chrysostom, Homilies on Matthew’s Gospel, in Greek [Byzantine Empire (Constantinople), late 9th century]. £200,000 to £300,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London, July 3:</b> Bible, with prologues and interpretations of Hebrew Names, in Latin [France (Paris), c.1250]. £80,000 to £120,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London: Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts and Continental and Russian Books.<br>July 3, 2018</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s London, July 3:</b> Euclides. Elementa Geometriae [Translated by Adelardus Bathoniensis, Edited by Johannes Campanus]. Vicenza: Leonardus Achates de Basilea and Guilielmus de Papia, [13 May Or 20 June] 1491. £40,000 to £60,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London, July 3:</b> Apocalypsis Sancti Johannis. Single Leaf from a Block Book [Schreiber's Edition III]. [The Netherlands, C. 1465-1470]. £15,000 to £20,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London, July 3:</b> Seneca, Lucius Annaeus. Opera Philosophica. Epistolae [Edited by Blasius Romerus]. Treviso: Bernardus De Colonia, 1478. £20,000 to £30,000
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Luis de Lucena, <i>Arte de Ajedres,</i> first edition of the earliest extant manual on modern chess, Salamanca, circa 1496-97. Sold for $68,750.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Carte-de-visite album with 83 images of prominent African Americans & abolitionists, circa 1860s. Sold for $47,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Gustav Klimt, <i>Das Werk,</i> Vienna & Leipzig, 1918. Sold for $106,250.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Man Ray, <i>[London Transport] – Keeps London Going,</i> 1938. Sold for $149,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Thomas Jefferson, Letter Signed, to Major-General Nathanael Greene, promising reinforcements against Cornwallis, 1781. Sold for $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Nicolas de Fer, <i>L’Amerique Divisee Selon Letendue de ses Principales Parties,</i> Paris, 1713. Sold for $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Russell H. Tandy, <i>The Secret in the Old Attic,</i> watercolor, pencil & ink, 1944. Sold for $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Ernest Hemingway, <i>Three Stories & Ten Poems,</i> first edition of the author's first book, Paris, 1923. Sold for $23,750.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Walker Evans, <i>River Rouge Plant,</i> silver print, 1947. Sold for $57,500.
  • <b>Bonhams: September 25, New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>The Tragedie of Julius Caesar.</i> London, 1623. 1st appearance in print, Complete from the First Folio. Sold for $175,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Ernst, Max. <i>Mr. Knife and Miss Fork</i>. Paris, 1932. DELUXE EDITION. Sold for $15,625
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Cage, John. Autograph musical leaf from his Concert for Piano and Orchestra, NY, 1958. Sold for $18,750
    <b>Bonhams: September 25, New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Einstein, Albert. Signed Passport Photo for his US citizenship application. Bermuda, 1935. Sold for $17,500
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Verard, Antoine. Illuminated printed Book of Hours. Paris, 1507. Sold for $7,500
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Wetterkurzschlussel. German Weather Report Codebook - for Enigma use. Berlin, 1942. Sold for $225,000
    <b>Bonhams: September 25, New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Morelos y Pavon, Jose Maria. Autograph letter signed to El Virrey Venegas, February 5, 1812. Sold for $6,250
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Milne, A.A. Complete set of <i>Winnie-the-Pooh</i> books. 4 volumes. All first issue points. London, 1924-1928. Sold for $5,250
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> A 48-star American Flag, battle worn flown at Guadalcanal and Peleliu, 1942-1944. Sold for $35,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Locke, John. Autograph Letter Signed mourning the death of his friend, William Molyneaux, 2 pp, October 27, 1698. Sold for $20,000

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

  • <center><b>TIMED ONLINE AUCTION<br>June 11 - 25, 2018</b></center>
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> ACCADEMIA ERCOLANENSE DI ARCHEOLOGIA. <i>Ornati delle Pareti</i>, Naples 1796. £2,000 to £3,000
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> AMERICAS. <i>Il Gazzettiere Americano…</i>, Livorno, 1763. £2,000 to £3,000
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> BARROW, John. <i>Travels in China…</i>, London, 1804. £600 to £800
    <center><b>TIMED ONLINE AUCTION<br>June 11 - 25, 2018</b></center>
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> BENOIST, Felix. <i>Album de L'Ile de Jersey</i>…, Paris & Nantes, 1870. £1,500 to £2,000
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> GAIL, Wilhelm. <i>Erinnerungen aus Spanien,</i> Munchen, [ca. 1837]. £1,800 to £2,200
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> HANCARVILLE, Pierre d'. <i>Recherches sur l'origine…,</i> London, Appleyard, 1785. £1,5000 to £2,000
    <center><b>TIMED ONLINE AUCTION<br>June 11 - 25, 2018</b></center>
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> HULLEY, T. <i>Six Views of Cheltenham.</i> London, R. Ackerman, 1813. £800 to £1,200
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> JEFFERSON, Thomas. <i>Notes on the state of Virginia</i>…, London, 1787. £12,000 to £18,000
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> LEWIS, John F. <i>Lewis's illustrations of Constantinople…,</i> London, McLean, 1837. £3,000 to £4,000
    <center><b>TIMED ONLINE AUCTION<br>June 11 - 25, 2018</b></center>
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> MARQUARD, Johann. <i>Tractatus politico-juridicus,</i> Frankfurt, 1662. £1,800 to £2,200
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> MAUND, Benjamin. <i>The botanic garden,</i> London, 1825-42. £1,500 to £2,000
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> Willughby, Francis; John Ray (ed.). <i>Ornithologiæ libri tres</i>. London, John Martyn, 1676. £1,500 to £2,000
  • <b>Cowan’s Auctions: American History - Premier Auction. June 22, 2018</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> General George Custer's Officer, James McLean Steele, 1868-1869 Diary. $30,000 - $50,000
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> Exceptionally Rare Anti-Slavery Broadside, “A Crusade Against Slavery”. $4,000 - $6,000
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> Revolutionary War General Richard Montgomery, Exceptionally Rare War-Date ANS. $4,000 - $6,000
    <b>Cowan’s Auctions: American History - Premier Auction. June 22, 2018</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> Albumen Photograph of the "Scouts of the Plains," from Cody's Personal Collection. $8,000 - $10,000
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> Jefferson Davis, CDV, Signed and Dated to his Imprisonment in Fortress Monroe. $4,000 - $6,000
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> Robert E. Lee, CDV Signed Twice. $2,000 - $4,000
    <b>Cowan’s Auctions: American History - Premier Auction. June 22, 2018</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> “Si Clack: Co. Q, 100th Indiana Vols.,” Written & Illustrated by Civil War Veteran, P.M. Radford. $2,500 - $3,500
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> General Meade Inspecting the 5th Corps, Civil War-Era Sketch by Alfred R. Waud. $2,000 - $3,000
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> Rare Huey Newton Black Panther Party Poster. $3,000 - $5,000
    <b>Cowan’s Auctions: American History - Premier Auction. June 22, 2018</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> Lloyd's New Political Chart, 1861. $800 - $1,200
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> William J. Ferguson, “Our American Cousin” Cast Member, Lincoln Assassination Archive. $8,000 - $10,000
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> Albert Einstein, Signed Photograph in his Favorite Leather Jacket. $2,000 - $4,000
  • <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>