• <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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27 Auctions Archived this week, 22 Upcoming

For the week ended Saturday March 19th 27 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Database:  8 denominated in euros, 6 in British pounds, and 13 in US dollars.  Turnover was $10,849,934 as 12,698 lots were offered and 7,710 sold for a 61% success rate.  Sales were a bit spotty, - political unrest in Europe and Trumpism in the United States, the logical culprits. 

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4 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Christies
Prints and Multiples on March 15th: $2,798,145 
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen
Books and Prints on February 20th: $1,340,180 
Tajan.
 Comics on March 12th: $1,245,547 
Bonhams
Fine Books and Manuscripts on March 16th: $1,157,362 

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


Winter Associates
March Sale - Prints and Books on March 14th: 157.34% 
Sothebys
Made in Britain on March 16th: 125.62% 
Bonhams
Fine Books and Manuscripts on March 16th: 116.58% 
Bloomsbury Philobiblon
Antiquarian and Rare Books on March 12th: 112.62% 


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

Heritage Auctions
Rare Books - Internet bidstart 3/10 on March 17th: 100.00% 
National Book Auctions
Books on March 6th: 100.00% 
Alaska Auction
Prints, Books on March 11th: 100.00% 
Heritage Auctions
Comics - Internet bidstart 3/6 on March 13th: 99.75% 
Heritage Auctions
Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 3/6 on March 13th: 96.94% 
Heritage Auctions
Texana on March 12th: 92.14% 
Bonhams
Fine Books and Manuscripts on March 16th: 91.72% 
Sothebys
Made in Britain on March 16th: 88.46% 
Northeast Auctions
Portsmouth Weekend Auction - Books and Prints on March 6th: 88.43% 
Bruun Rasmussen
Prints on March 15th: 80.65% 
Robert Siegel Galleries
The Steven Walske Collection of US-France Transatlantic Mail on March 16th: 80.47% 


27 total sales reported this week: 

Bloomsbury Auctions
Autographs, Memorabilia and Vintage Posters on March 18th: 47.78% 
Heritage Auctions
Rare Books - Internet bidstart 3/10 on March 17th: 100.00% 
Winter Associates
March Sale - Prints and Books on March 14th: 72.00% 
National Book Auctions
Books on March 6th: 100.00% 
Alaska Auction
Prints, Books on March 11th: 100.00% 
Bloomsbury Auctions
20th Century Books and Works on Paper on March 17th: 76.53% 
Robert Siegel Galleries
The Steven Walske Collection of US-France Transatlantic Mail on March 16th: 80.47% 
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen
Books and Prints on February 20th: 51.60% 
The Written Word Autographs
Authentic Autographs - Entertainers on February 4th: 21.68% 
Bonhams
Fine Books and Manuscripts on March 16th: 91.72% 
Neret Minet and Tessier
Marine, Voyages on March 8th: 59.80% 
Auctionata
Art of the 20th and 21st Century - Prints on March 14th: 49.00% 
Auctionata
German Art of the 20th Century - with Friedrich Ludwig Collection on March 14th: 33.73% 
Bruun Rasmussen
Prints on March 15th: 80.65% 
Tajan
Comics on March 12th: 49.07% 
Christies
Prints and Multiples on March 15th: 61.85% 
Sothebys.
 Made in Britain on March 16th: 88.46% 
Sothebys
Contemporary Curated - Prints on March 15th: 73.33% 
Michaans Auctions
March Estate Auction on March 12th: 62.07% 
AntiquarianAuctions.com
Rare Books - Internet bidstart 3/3 on March 10th: 35.61% 
Bloomsbury Philobiblon
Antiquarian and Rare Books on March 12th: 66.23% 
RR Auction
Fine Autograph & Artifact Auction - Internet bidstart 2/19 on March 9th: 61.65% 
Northeast Auctions
Portsmouth Weekend Auction - Books and Prints on March 6th: 88.43% 
Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH
Special Auction: Rare Books on March 11th: 46.98% 
Heritage Auctions
Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 3/6 on March 13th: 96.94% 
Heritage Auctions
Comics - Internet bidstart 3/6 on March 13th: 99.75% 
Heritage Auctions
Texana on March 12th: 92.14% 

The Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Tajan Tintin, le sceptre d'Ottokar on March 12th Actual price: USD $910,244.
  2. Christies Andy Mouse on March 15th Actual price: USD $147,345.
  3. Christies Quelques aspects de la vie de Paris on March 15th Actual price: USD $121,965.
  4. Christies Chanel, from: Ads on March 15th Actual price: USD $121,965.
  5. Christies Minotaure caressant une dormeuse, from: La Suite Vollard on March 15th Actual price: USD $121,965.
  6. Christies Paysages et Interieurs the complete set of 13 on March 15th Actual price: USD $121,965.
  7. Christies Le Repas Frugal, from: La Suite des Saltimbanques on March 15th Actual price: USD $105,045.
  8. Sothebys GARDEN IN WINTER (F. 97) on March 16th Actual price: USD $84,600.
  9. Christies Queen Elizabeth II, from: Reigning Queens on March 15th Actual price: USD $84,600.
  10. Robert Siegel Galleries SOUTHN. LETTER UNPAID. on March 16th Actual price: USD $80,000.
  11. Christies Hollywood on March 15th Actual price: USD $70,500.
  12. Bloomsbury Philobiblon Hypnerotomachia Poliphili on March 12th Actual price: USD $63,314.
  13. Robert Siegel Galleries 5c Red Brown (12). on March 16th Actual price: USD $62,500.
  14. Christies Faune devoilant une femme, from: La Suite Vollard on March 15th Actual price: USD $61,688.
  15. Christies Diables rossant Anges et Archanges on March 15th Actual price: USD $61,688.
  16. Christies Nemesis on March 15th Actual price: USD $59,925.
  17. Tajan La quête de l'oiseau du temps, La conque de Ramor on March 12th Actual price: USD $59,052.
  18. Bonhams The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine: presenting an exact geography of the Kingdomes of England on March 16th Actual price: USD $56,400.
  19. Christies Tete de face (Portrait de Marie-Therese de face) on March 15th Actual price: USD $56,400.
  20. Christies L'Anglais au Moulin Rouge brush and spatter on March 15th Actual price: USD $56,400.
  21. Sothebys DAISY on March 15th Actual price: USD $54,638.
  22. Sothebys PSALM: BENEDICTUS DOMINUS; AND PSALM: EXAUDI DOMINE on March 16th Actual price: USD $52,875.
  23. Bonhams The Birds of Great Britain on March 16th Actual price: USD $52,875.
  24. Christies Untitled (Ernok) on March 15th Actual price: USD $52,875.
  25. Christies Untitled (Head) on March 15th Actual price: USD $52,875.



For the week ahead 22 sales are scheduled.

Mon. Mar. 21st
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 54 lots
Adams Amsterdam Auctions. Amsterdam. Photographs. 206 lots
Adams Amsterdam Auctions. Amsterdam. Paul Blanca Photographs. 72 lots

Tue. Mar. 22nd
Sothebys. London. Prints and Multiples. 152 lots
Henri Godts Books and Prints Auctions. Bruxelles . Antiquarian Books. 455 lots
Tooveys. West Sussex. Postcards, Topographical Books. 384 lots
Christies. New York. First Open/Home - Prints. 72 lots
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Old Master Prints. 51 lots
Lyon and Turnbull. Edinburgh. Asian Art - Books and Prints. 14 lots

Wed. Mar. 23rd
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Exeter. Books, Maps, Prints. 701 lots
Bonhams. London. Prints and Multiples. 322 lots
Tooveys. West Sussex. Prints. 6 lots
Auctionata. New York. The Superhero Sale. 56 lots

Thu. Mar. 24th
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Books in All Fields with Illustrated & Children's Books. 764 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Bibliophile. 397 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 3/17. 373 lots

Fri. Mar. 25th
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. Books, Manuscripts, Prints, etc..

Sat. Mar. 26th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters. 1192 lots
Vermot de Pas. Paris. Collection of an Amateur : Comic Strips and Original Boards, 3D, Japanese Animation.
OSENAT. FONTAINEBLEAU. Spirit of the 20th Century.

Sun. Mar. 27th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 3/20.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 3/20.

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