• <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 21:</b> Thomas Paine, Autograph Letter Signed to Ira Allen, on a rendezvous at the Boston–a Paris café for political exiles, 1790s. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 21:</b> Paul Revere, Autograph Document Signed, certifying the discharge of a captain from his regiment, 1779. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 21:</b> Pay order to express rider Jonathan Park to warn Congress of arriving British warships, 1776. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 21:</b> Thomas Jefferson, Autograph Letter Signed to Thomas Sim Lee, stating that the government is not authorized to intervene in the Citizen Genêt affair, 1793. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 21:</b> George Washington, Letter Signed to Nathanael Greene, suggesting a way to obtain money for the Continental Army, 1780. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 21:</b> Andrew Jackson, Autograph Letter Signed to Senator John H. Eaton, on the Seminole Wars & Spain’s duplicity, 1819. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 21:</b> Harry S. Truman, Photograph Signed and Inscribed, showing a false newspaper headline about the 1948 presidential election. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 21:</b> Benjamin Franklin, vellum Document Signed, as President of the Supreme Executive Council of PA, 1786. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 21:</b> Henry Dearborn, two Autograph Manuscript items including a drawing of Bunker’s Hill, unsigned, 1818. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 21:</b> Andrew Jackson, <i>A New Map of the United States,</i> lithograph, circa 1828. $3,000 to $4,000.
  • <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>
  • <b>Bonhams: Fine Books and Manuscripts. June 12, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> Ortelius. Theatrum orbis terrarum. Antwerp, 1570. FIRST EDITION. $50,000 to $80,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> Shakespeare, William. The Tragedie of Julius Caesar. London, 1623. 1st appearance in print, Complete from the First Folio. $50,000 to $70,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> Ernst, Max. Mr. Knife and Miss Fork. Paris, 1932. DELUXE EDITION. $12,000 to $18,000
    <b>Bonhams: Fine Books and Manuscripts. June 12, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> Cage, John. Autograph musical leaf from his Concert for Piano and Orchestra, NY, 1958. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> Einstein, Albert. Signed Passport Photo for his US citizenship application. Bermuda, 1935. $8,000 to $12,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> Verard, Antoine. Illuminated printed Book of Hours. Paris, 1507. $8,000 to $12,000
    <b>Bonhams: Fine Books and Manuscripts. June 12, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> Wetterkurzschlussel. German Weather Report Codebook - for Enigma use. Berlin, 1942. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> Morelos y Pavon, Jose Maria. Autograph letter signed to El Virrey Venegas, February 5, 1812. $7,000 to $10,000
    <b>Bonhams: Fine Books and Manuscripts. June 12, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> Milne, A.A. Complete set of Winnie-the-Pooh books. 4 volumes. All first issue points. London, 1924-1928. $6,000 to $9,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> A 48-star American Flag, battle worn flown at Guadalcanal and Peleliu, 1942-1944. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> Locke, John. Autograph Letter Signed mourning the death of his friend, William Molyneaux, 2 pp, October 27, 1698. $7,000 to $10,000

Auction Update Review

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Bloomsbury London: Thursday,
17 March 2016.

25 Auctions Archives, 20 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 5 March 25 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub primary database; 9 denominated in euros, 3 in British pounds, and 13 in US dollars.  Turnover was $4,539,897 as 4,688 lots were offered and 3,644 sold for a 78% success rate.  It was another strong week.

1 auction saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

ChristiesFirst Open: Editions on March 1st: $1,701,627 

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

RR AuctionFine Autographs and Artifacts - bidstart 2/11 on February 18th: 131.29% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPRINTED BOOKS, MAPS & PRINTS BIBLES, ANTIQUARIAN LITERATURE & SCIENCE A REGENCY LIBRARY M R JAMES & on March 2nd: 104.89% 

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

Rago Arts and Auctions20th C Decorative Arts and Design - Books and Prints - starts 2/26 on February 28th: 100.00% 
National Book AuctionsBooks on February 21st: 99.50% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 2/21 on February 28th: 99.21% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 2/21 on February 28th: 98.46% 
Heritage AuctionsAmericana, Political on February 27th: 96.38% 
Alaska AuctionBooks and Prints on February 27th: 94.12% 
Waverly AuctionsWOLVERTON COLLECTION: 2-18-2016 on February 18th: 93.08% 
SkinnerAmerican Furniture & Decorative Arts - Prints on February 27th: 88.89% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPRINTED BOOKS, MAPS & PRINTS BIBLES, ANTIQUARIAN LITERATURE & SCIENCE A REGENCY LIBRARY M R JAMES & on March 2nd: 84.93% 


25 total sales reported this week: 


Rago Arts and Auctions20th C Decorative Arts and Design - Books and Prints - starts 2/26 on February 28th: 100.00% 
Alaska AuctionBooks and Prints on February 27th: 94.12% 
AuctionataEditions on March 4th: 44.88% 
AuctionataWorks on Paper of the 20th and 21st Century on March 4th: 24.63% 
AuctionataAbstractionism - Prints on March 3rd: 26.09% 
AuctionataCollectibles and Post-War and Contemporary Art - Prints on March 3rd: 38.30% 
Waverly AuctionsWOLVERTON COLLECTION: 2-18-2016 on February 18th: 93.08% 
Bloomsbury AuctionsPhoto Opportunities on March 3rd: 43.69% 
PBA GalleriesRare Golf Books & Memorabilia on March 3rd: 69.20% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents on March 3rd: 71.19% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPRINTED BOOKS, MAPS & PRINTS BIBLES, ANTIQUARIAN LITERATURE & SCIENCE A REGENCY LIBRARY M R JAMES & on March 2nd: 84.93% 
RossiniTrip to the East on March 1st: 58.62% 
EldredsMarch Online Auction on March 1st: 34.78% 
AuctionataThe World on Paper - Classical Modern Works - Prints on March 2nd: 9.80% 
AuctionataBritish and American Art - Prints on February 29th: 12.50% 
AuctionataMade in Germany - Prints on February 29th: 36.67% 
ChristiesFirst Open: Editions on March 1st: 79.13% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on March 1st: 75.32% 
National Book AuctionsBooks on February 21st: 99.50% 
SkinnerAmerican Furniture & Decorative Arts - Prints on February 27th: 88.89% 
RR AuctionFine Autographs and Artifacts - bidstart 2/11 on February 18th: 55.47% 
EldredsWinter Market Auction - Prints and Books on February 27th: 76.00% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 2/21 on February 28th: 99.21% 
Heritage AuctionsAmericana, Political on February 27th: 96.38%
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 2/21 on February 28th: 98.46%

 

 

The Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. RR Auction Mario Puzo Archive on February 18th Actual price: USD $625,000.
  2. Christies Grevy's Zebra, from Endangered Species on March 1st Actual price: USD $52,500.
  3. Christies African Elephant, from Endangered Species on March 1st Actual price: USD $52,500.
  4. Christies Roman Notes VI, from Roman Notes on March 1st Actual price: USD $52,500.
  5. Christies Flowers: one plate on March 1st Actual price: USD $45,000.
  6. Christies Steel Drawing Sitting Nude Edition on March 1st Actual price: USD $43,750.
  7. Christies Ophelia cibachrome on March 1st Actual price: USD $40,000.
  8. Christies Blue Head on March 1st Actual price: USD $40,000.
  9. Heritage Auctions Douglas & Johnson: A Supreme Campaign Ribbon Rarity, the Key to this Iconic 1860 Set. on February 27th Actual price: USD $37,500.
  10. Christies Mao: one plate on March 1st Actual price: USD $32,500.
  11. Christies Guildenstern cibachrome on March 1st Actual price: USD $30,000.
  12. Christies Untitled on March 1st Actual price: USD $30,000.
  13. Auctionata Mädchen vor Hutladen on March 2nd Actual price: USD $26,160.
  14. Christies Loo Paper cibachrome on March 1st Actual price: USD $25,000.
  15. Christies Perrier on March 1st Actual price: USD $25,000.
  16. Christies Cow on March 1st Actual price: USD $23,750.
  17. Heritage Auctions Lincoln & Hamlin: Choice 1860 Jugate Ribbon with Brady Photos. on February 27th Actual price: USD $22,500.
  18. Christies Dr. Waldmann, from Expressionist Woodcuts on March 1st Actual price: USD $21,250.
  19. Christies Untitled (Purple) on March 1st Actual price: USD $20,000.
  20. Christies Hope in the Green Leaves on March 1st Actual price: USD $20,000.
  21. Christies Quene 1-AM on March 1st Actual price: USD $18,750.
  22. Christies Beginnings on March 1st Actual price: USD $18,750.
  23. Heritage Auctions Roosevelt & Fairbanks: The 1¾" "20th Century Club" Jugate, One of the Top Designs from the 1904 Election. on February 27th Actual price: USD $18,750.
  24. Christies Cow on March 1st Actual price: USD $17,500.
  25. Heritage Auctions William Henry Harrison: Gorgeous Pewter Rim Mirror. on February 27th Actual price: USD $17,500.



For the week ahead 20 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Mar. 7th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 72 lots

Tue. Mar. 8th
Bonhams. London. Library of the Late Hugh Selbourne, M.D. - Part 2. 474 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. 19th and 20th Century Prints and Drawings. 604 lots
Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers. Kilkenny. Fine Art Sale - Books and Prints. 15 lots
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. Marine, Voyages. 102 lots

Wed. Mar. 9th
Christies. London - King Street. Linley Hall, Shropshire Library. 88 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autograph & Artifact Auction - Internet bidstart 2/19. 798 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 26 lots

Thu. Mar. 10th
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Rare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages: The Warren Heckrotte Collection, Part III - Filling in the. 202 lots
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Cape Town. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 3/3. 351 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 3/3. 293 lots

Fri. Mar. 11th
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Lancaster. Rare, Out of Print and Used Books. 495 lots
Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH. Berlin-Schoneberg. Special Auction: Rare Books. 398 lots
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Prints, Books. 45 lots

Sat. Mar. 12th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Texana. 280 lots
Tajan. Paris. Comics. 161 lots
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . March Estate Auction. 29 lots
Bloomsbury Philobiblon. Rome. Antiquarian and Rare Books. 77 lots

Sun. Mar. 13th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 3/6.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 3/6.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

 

 

  • <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
  • <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