• <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>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>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>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>

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17 Auctions Archived, 30 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 12 March 17 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub database; 6 denominated in euros, 2 in British pounds, and 9 in US dollars.  Turnover was $8,400,040 as 5,930 lots were offered and 5,086 sold for an 86% success rate.  It was another good week in the rooms.

4 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Swann Galleries19th and 20th Century Prints and Drawings on March 8th: $2,530,828 
ChristiesLinley Hall, Shropshire Library on March 9th: $1,649,250 
PBA GalleriesRare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages: The Warren Heckrotte Collection, Part III - Filling in the on March 10th: $1,470,641 
BonhamsLibrary of the Late Hugh Selbourne, M.D. - Part 2 on March 8th: $1,182,186 

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

BonhamsLibrary of the Late Hugh Selbourne, M.D. - Part 2 on March 8th: 188.38% 
PBA GalleriesRare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages: The Warren Heckrotte Collection, Part III - Filling in the on March 10th: 170.99% 
FerratonBooks and Prints on February 26th: 149.36% 
ChristiesLinley Hall, Shropshire Library on March 9th: 147.86% 
Treadway Toomey Auctions20th Century Art and Design - Prints on March 5th: 111.68% 
ALDE19th Century Collection of Books on March 4th: 108.98% 
Marc van de Wiele AuctionsJudaica, Architecture, Avant-garde, Literature on March 5th: 100.61% 


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

Alaska AuctionBooks, Prints on March 5th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 2/28 on March 6th: 99.88% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 3/3 on March 10th: 98.29% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 2/28 on March 6th: 98.23% 
BonhamsLibrary of the Late Hugh Selbourne, M.D. - Part 2 on March 8th: 97.26% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 2/25 on March 3rd: 95.70% 
ChristiesLinley Hall, Shropshire Library on March 9th: 92.13% 
Treadway Toomey Auctions20th Century Art and Design - Prints on March 5th: 86.89% 
PBA GalleriesRare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages: The Warren Heckrotte Collection, Part III - Filling in the on March 10th: 86.63% 
FerratonBooks and Prints on February 26th: 83.33% 
ALDE19th Century Collection of Books on March 4th: 82.05% 


17 total sales reported this week: 

Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 3/3 on March 10th: 98.29% 
Treadway Toomey Auctions20th Century Art and Design - Prints on March 5th: 86.89% 
PBA GalleriesRare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages: The Warren Heckrotte Collection, Part III - Filling in the on March 10th: 86.63% 
Alaska AuctionBooks, Prints on March 5th: 100.00% 
FerratonBooks and Prints on February 26th: 83.33% 
Grays AuctioneersBooks and Prints on March 2nd: 37.93% 
ChristiesLinley Hall, Shropshire Library on March 9th: 92.13% 
Swann Galleries19th and 20th Century Prints and Drawings on March 8th: 71.69% 
BonhamsLibrary of the Late Hugh Selbourne, M.D. - Part 2 on March 8th: 97.26% 
Bruun RasmussenModern and Contemporary Prints on March 9th: 57.69% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on March 8th: 77.78% 
ALDE19th Century Collection of Books on March 4th: 82.05% 
ALDELibrary of Michel Weber on March 4th: 44.83% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 2/28 on March 6th: 99.88% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 2/28 on March 6th: 98.23% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 2/25 on March 3rd: 95.70% 
Marc van de Wiele AuctionsJudaica, Architecture, Avant-garde, Literature on March 5th: 75.26% 

The Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Christies Le chevalier délibéré, illuminated manuscript on vellum on March 9th Actual price: USD $719,230.
  2. Christies Mondus novus. on March 9th Actual price: USD $216,550.
  3. Bonhams Two Treatises of Government: In the Former, the False Principles, and Foundation of Sir Robert Filmer, and his Followers, Are Detected and Overthrown. The Latter is an Essay Concerning the True Original, Exetent, and End of Civil Government, on March 8th Actual price: USD $156,910.
  4. Christies The Generall History of Virginia, New-England, and the Summer Isles: with the names of the Adventurers, Planters, and Governours from their first beginning An°. 1584 to this present 1626. on March 9th Actual price: USD $148,390.
  5. Swann Galleries La Danse on March 8th Actual price: USD $93,750.
  6. Swann Galleries Fly Fishing, Saranac Lake on March 8th Actual price: USD $87,500.
  7. Christies The Boke of Conforte agaynste all Tribulacions. on March 9th Actual price: USD $71,000.
  8. Bonhams The Zoology of the Voyage of H.M.S. Beagle, Under the Command of Captain Fitzroy, during the Years 1832 to 1836, parts 1- 4 (of 5, comprising: Fossil Mammalia; Mammalia; Birds; Fish) on March 8th Actual price: USD $71,000.
  9. Christies Noctes Atticae. on March 9th Actual price: USD $62,125.
  10. Swann Galleries Grande natura morta con la lampada a petrolio on March 8th Actual price: USD $54,600.
  11. Swann Galleries Shadow Dance on March 8th Actual price: USD $47,500.
  12. Swann Galleries Torse d'homme, vu de dos on March 8th Actual price: USD $45,000.
  13. Swann Galleries Buste au corsage à carreaux on March 8th Actual price: USD $42,500.
  14. Ferraton La Poupée. on February 26th Actual price: USD $40,875.
  15. Swann Galleries Bearded Man's Wife on March 8th Actual price: USD $37,500.
  16. Swann Galleries The Mythology on March 8th Actual price: USD $35,000.
  17. Swann Galleries Night Shadows on March 8th Actual price: USD $35,000.
  18. Christies Britannia, Volume the First: or, an Illustration of the Kingdom of England and Dominion of Wales. on March 9th Actual price: USD $30,175.
  19. Christies The first Booke of the Historie of the Discoverie and Conquest of the East Indias, enterprised by the Portingales ... now translated into English by N[icholas] L[ichfield]. on March 9th Actual price: USD $30,175.
  20. Swann Galleries Petit Intérieur Bleu on March 8th Actual price: USD $30,000.
  21. Swann Galleries Petit Buste de Femme (Portrait de Jacqueline en Robe Imprimée) on March 8th Actual price: USD $30,000.
  22. Swann Galleries The Pool-Player on March 8th Actual price: USD $30,000.
  23. Christies Les Ruines des plus beaux monuments de la Grèce. on March 9th Actual price: USD $28,400.
  24. Swann Galleries Lithographie Blau on March 8th Actual price: USD $27,500.
  25. Swann Galleries L'Espagnole à la Mantille on March 8th Actual price: USD $27,500.

 

For the week ahead 30 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Mar. 14th
Winter Associates. Plainville, CT . March Sale - Prints and Books. 25 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Art of the 20th and 21st Century - Prints. 100 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. German Art of the 20th Century - with Friedrich Ludwig Collection. 83 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 62 lots

Tue. Mar. 15th
Christies. London - King Street. Prints and Multiples. 172 lots
Sothebys. London. Contemporary Curated - Prints. 30 lots

Wed. Mar. 16th
Bonhams. London. Fine Books and Manuscripts. 302 lots
Sothebys. London. Made in Britain. 104 lots
Robert Siegel Galleries. New York. The Steven Walske Collection of US-France Transatlantic Mail. 128 lots

Thu. Mar. 17th
Aguttes. Neuilly-sur-Seine . Antiquarian Books. 40 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. 20th Century Books and Works on Paper. 277 lots
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Books. 235 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 3/10. 200 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. The Presidential Collection of Everett Fisher - Internet bidstart 3/10. 99 lots
25 Blythe Road. LONDON. British & Continental Pictures & Prints and Photographs Sale. 117 lots

Fri. Mar. 18th
Venator and Hanstein. Köln . Books, Prints and Drawings, Autographs. 776 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Autographs, Memorabilia and Vintage Posters. 203 lots
Robert Siegel Galleries. New York. United States Revenues incl. Hunting Permits. 47 lots

Sat. Mar. 19th
Addison and Sarova. Macon. Rare Books. 202 lots
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints.
Venator and Hanstein. Köln . Modern and Contemporary Prints and Drawings; Modern Illustrated Books. 548 lots
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Books. 298 lots
Rachel Davis Fine Arts. Cleveland. Fine Art - Prints.
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Autographs. 48 lots
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Photography. 114 lots
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Old Master Prints. 51 lots

Sun. Mar. 20th
Grogan and Company. Dedham. The March Auction - Books and Prints. 12 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 3/13.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 3/13.
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints. 62 lots

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The Arader Galleries Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Christies Le chevalier délibéré, illuminated manuscript on vellum on March 9th Actual price: USD $719,230.
  2. Christies Mondus novus. on March 9th Actual price: USD $216,550.
  3. Bonhams Two Treatises of Government: In the Former, the False Principles, and Foundation of Sir Robert Filmer, and his Followers, Are Detected and Overthrown. The Latter is an Essay Concerning the True Original, Exetent, and End of Civil Government, on March 8th Actual price: USD $156,910.
  4. Christies The Generall History of Virginia, New-England, and the Summer Isles: with the names of the Adventurers, Planters, and Governours from their first beginning An°. 1584 to this present 1626. on March 9th Actual price: USD $148,390.
  5. Swann Galleries La Danse on March 8th Actual price: USD $93,750.
  6. Swann Galleries Fly Fishing, Saranac Lake on March 8th Actual price: USD $87,500.
  7. Christies The Boke of Conforte agaynste all Tribulacions. on March 9th Actual price: USD $71,000.
  8. Bonhams The Zoology of the Voyage of H.M.S. Beagle, Under the Command of Captain Fitzroy, during the Years 1832 to 1836, parts 1- 4 (of 5, comprising: Fossil Mammalia; Mammalia; Birds; Fish) on March 8th Actual price: USD $71,000.
  9. Christies Noctes Atticae. on March 9th Actual price: USD $62,125.
  10. Swann Galleries Grande natura morta con la lampada a petrolio on March 8th Actual price: USD $54,600.
  11. Swann Galleries Shadow Dance on March 8th Actual price: USD $47,500.
  12. Swann Galleries Torse d'homme, vu de dos on March 8th Actual price: USD $45,000.
  13. Swann Galleries Buste au corsage à carreaux on March 8th Actual price: USD $42,500.
  14. Ferraton La Poupée. on February 26th Actual price: USD $40,875.
  15. Swann Galleries Bearded Man's Wife on March 8th Actual price: USD $37,500.
  16. Swann Galleries The Mythology on March 8th Actual price: USD $35,000.
  17. Swann Galleries Night Shadows on March 8th Actual price: USD $35,000.
  18. Christies Britannia, Volume the First: or, an Illustration of the Kingdom of England and Dominion of Wales. on March 9th Actual price: USD $30,175.
  19. Christies The first Booke of the Historie of the Discoverie and Conquest of the East Indias, enterprised by the Portingales ... now translated into English by N[icholas] L[ichfield]. on March 9th Actual price: USD $30,175.
  20. Swann Galleries Petit Intérieur Bleu on March 8th Actual price: USD $30,000.
  21. Swann Galleries Petit Buste de Femme (Portrait de Jacqueline en Robe Imprimée) on March 8th Actual price: USD $30,000.
  22. Swann Galleries The Pool-Player on March 8th Actual price: USD $30,000.
  23. Christies Les Ruines des plus beaux monuments de la Grèce. on March 9th Actual price: USD $28,400.
  24. Swann Galleries Lithographie Blau on March 8th Actual price: USD $27,500.
  25. Swann Galleries L'Espagnole à la Mantille on March 8th Actual price: USD $27,500.



  • <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
  • <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