• <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> 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.
  • <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
  • <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

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>Swann Auction Galleries, Feb 15:</b> Icons & Images: Photographs & Photobooks
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 1:</b> Vintage Posters Featuring Highlights from the Gail Chisholm Collection
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 8:</b> Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 13:</b> 19th & 20th Century Prints & Drawings
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 22:</b> Autographs
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 29:</b> Printed & Manuscript African Americana
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Apr 12:</b> Printed & Manuscript Americana
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Apr 26:</b> Fine Illustrated Books & Graphics
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 3:</b> Graphic Design
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 15:</b> 19th & 20th Century Literature
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Jun 7:</b><br>Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Jun 21:</b> Revolutionary & Presidential Americana from the Collection of William Wheeler III
  • <b>Arader Galleries Auction<br>January 27, 2018</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 27:</b> Snowy Heron, Plate 242. John James Audubon (1785-1851). First Edition Engravings with Original Hand Color. London: Robert Havell, 1827-1838.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 27:</b> Great Blue Heron, Plate 211. John James Audubon (1785-1851). First Edition Engravings with Original Hand Color. London: Robert Havell, 1827-1838.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 27:</b> The Clouded Leopard. Charles Robert Knight (1874-1953). Oil on canvas.
    <b>Arader Galleries Auction<br>January 27, 2018</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 27:</b> A Bouquet of Daffodils and Other Flowers with a Butterfly on the Stem. Pierre-Joseph Redouté (1759-1840). Black Chalk, Watercolor And Gum Arabic On Vellum.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 27:</b> CELLARIUS, Andreas (ca 1596-1665). <i>Harmonia macrocosmica seu atlas universalis et Novus</i>. Amsterdam: Pieter Schenk and Gerald Valk, 1708.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 27:</b> HOMANN, Johann Baptist (1663-1724). <i>Grosser Atlas über die gantze Welt</i>. Nuremburg: J.H.G. Bieling for the heirs of Homann, 1737.
    <b>Arader Galleries Auction<br>January 27, 2018</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 27:</b> LEVAILLANT, Francois (1753-1824). <i>Histoire naturelle des perroquets</i>. Paris: Levrault frères (later Levrault, Schoell & Co.), 1801-1805.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 27:</b> FUCHS, Leonhard (1501-1566). <i>De historia stirpium commentarii insignes. adiectis earundem vivis plusquam quingentis imaginibus</i>… Basel: Michel Isingrin, 1542.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 27:</b> Original Manuscript Map "Plano De Una Parte De La Provincia De La Luisiana..." AN EXCEPTIONALLY FINE AND HISTORICALLY IMPORTANT MAP SHOWING THE ORIGINS OF THE STATE OF TEXAS AT THE TURN OF THE 19TH CENTURY.
    <b>Arader Galleries Auction<br>January 27, 2018</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 27:</b> J. De Cordova's Map of the State of Texas Compiled from the records of the General Land Office of the State by Robert Creuzbaur, Houston. Hand-colored lithograph. New York: J. Atwood, 1850.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 27:</b> Texas. David Burr (1803-1875). Engraved Map with original hand color in full. New York: J. H. Colton & Co., 1834. Second Edition.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 27:</b> Map of Texas with Parts of Adjoining States Compiled by Stephen F. Austin. Engraved Map with original hand color. Philadelphia, 1830. First Edition.
  • <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books and Works on Paper. January 25, 2018</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 25:</b> <i>Verve: Revue Artistique et Littéraire/An Artistic and Literary Quarterly,</i> nos.1-38 in 26 vol [a complete set], numerous colour lithographs by Picasso, Chagall, Matisse & others. £8,000 to £12,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 25:</b> Wesley (John, Church of England clergyman and a founder of Methodism, 1703-91). Autograph Letter signed to Rev. John Bredin, 1782. £8,000 to £12,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 25:</b> Austen (Jane). Brock (Charles Edward). A group of seventeen ink and watercolour drawings for Dent's edition of Jane Austen's <i>Sense and Sensibility,</i> 1908. £6,000 to £8,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books and Works on Paper. January 25, 2018</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 25:</b> Tibullus (Albius) and Gaius Valerius Catullus. <i>Elegiae, sive Carmina,</i> Venice, Andreas de Paltasichis, 1487. £5,000 to £7,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 25:</b> Doves Press. English Bible (The), 5 vol., one of 500 copies, signed and inscribed by Laurence Hodson, Doves Press, 1903. £5,000 to £7,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 25:</b> Africa. Smith (Andrew). <i>Illustrations of the Zoology of South Africa,</i> 5 vol., first edition, original cloth, [1838-50]. £4,000 to £6,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books and Works on Paper. January 25, 2018</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 25:</b> Longitude. <i>An Act for providing a Publick Reward for such Person or Persons as shall Discover the Longitude at Sea,</i> first edition of this highly important act, John Baskett, 1714. £3,000 to £5,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 25:</b> Shirley (James). <i>Six new playes, viz. The Brothers. Sisters. Doubtfull Heir. Imposture. Cardinall. Court secret,</i> first edition, 1653. £3,000 to £4,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 25:</b> Heaney (Seamus). <i>Ugolino,</i> number 77 of 125 copies, Dublin, Dolmen Press, 1979. £3,000 to £4,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books and Works on Paper. January 25, 2018</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 25:</b> Lasinio (Carlo, 1759-1838). <i>[Ritratti Originali de Pittori Esistenti Nella Reale Galleria de Firenze],</i> 99 engravings, circa 1791-96. £1,800 to £2,200
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 25:</b> Japan. Kusakabe Kimbei. Photograph Album, 50 hand-coloured albumen prints, oblong folio, [c.1890-1900]. £1,500 to £2,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 25:</b> Polar. Expedition in search of Sir John Franklin. Arctic Expedition in search of Sir John Franklin, printed flyer, 1852. £1,000 to £1,500