• <b>Seth Kaller:</b> “America the Beautiful”
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> George Washington, Tongue-in-Cheek, Writes James McHenry About His Wife or Mistress—But Funding the Continental Army is the Real Topic
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Young’s Map of the United States
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> President Lincoln & His Most Profitable Client, the Illinois Central Railroad
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Lincoln Thanks Former Pro-Slavery and Newly Republican Congressman for a Fiery Anti-Slavery Speech at a Philadelphia Campaign Rally
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> “A Visit From St. Nicholas” - great association copy inscribed by Clement C. Moore
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Einstein Agrees to Allow “a Short Book on the Hydrogen Bomb” to Use His Statement Made on Eleanor Roosevelt’s TV Show
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> The Building Blocks of Albert Einstein’s Creative Mind
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> A Unique Manuscript Map of Block Island Sound Including Fisher’s and Gardiner’s Islands, the Hamptons, and Montauk Point
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> J.R.R. Tolkien Writes his Proofreader with a Lengthy Discussion of the Lord of the Rings, Including Criticism of Radio Broadcasts of his Work
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Six Benjamin Franklin Signed Receipts – Including his Earliest Obtainable Autograph — Acknowledging a Donation to the Famous Library Company He Founded, and Five Payments for His Pennsylvania Gazette
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Sherman Dishes on Lincoln & Thomas, Meade, Sheridan, Halleck & Grant
  • <b>Lawbook Exchange:</b> Lawbook Exchange. Trials for Murder, Robbery, Burglary, Rapes, Sodomy... 4 vols. London, 1764. See at the 2017 NY ABAA Book Fair Booth C-22
    <b>Lawbook Exchange:</b> An Enquiry Concerning the Liberty, And Licentiousness of the Press. New York, 1801. See at the 2017 NY ABAA Book Fair Booth C-22
    <b>Lawbook Exchange:</b> Tavern Licence Granted to John Swan by Mayor James Duane, 1789. See at the 2017 NY ABAA Book Fair Booth C-22
    <b>Lawbook Exchange:</b> First edition of Story's, Commentaries on the Constitution. 3 vols. Boston, 1833. See at the 2017 NY ABAA Book Fair Booth C-22
    <b>Lawbook Exchange:</b> Manuscript Law Dictionary. Repertorium Universale, Amandola, Italy, c.1750. See at the 2017 NY ABAA Book Fair Booth C-22
    <b>Lawbook Exchange:</b> Magna Carta. London, 1556. See at the 2017 NY ABAA Book Fair Booth C-22
    <b>Lawbook Exchange:</b> Hemard. Code Civil, in an extraordinary binding. See at the 2017 NY ABAA Book Fair Booth C-22
    <b>Lawbook Exchange:</b> Two Accounts of the Murder of Mr. John Hayes. London, 1726. See at the 2017 NY ABAA Book Fair Booth C-22
    <b>Lawbook Exchange:</b> Robinson, Boardman. Mr Justice Precedent. 1914. See at the 2017 NY ABAA Book Fair Booth C-22
    <b>Lawbook Exchange:</b> Five volumes of Italian Legal Code in miniature. Turin: Fratelli Bocca, 1901-1903. See at the 2017 NY ABAA Book Fair Booth C-22
    <b>Lawbook Exchange:</b> Tartagni. Alexander de Imola in Prima(m) (et) Secunda(m)... Venice, 1514. In a contemporary chained binding. See at the 2017 NY ABAA Book Fair Booth C-22
    <b>Lawbook Exchange:</b> Catalogue 85. Recently Acquired Books, Manuscripts & Ephemera
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9: Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9:</b> Single leaf from a paper copy of the Gutenberg Bible, Mainz, 1455, in a copy of Newton's <i>A Noble Fragment</i>. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9:</b> Immanuel Kant, <i>Critik der reinen Vernunft</i>, first edition, Riga, 1781. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9:</b> Hans Holbein, <i>The Images of the Old Testament</i>, with 94 woodcut illustrations, first edition in English, Lyon, 1549. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9: Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9:</b> Samuel Johnson, <i>A Dictionary of the English Language</i>, first edition, London, 1755. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9:</b><br>John Milton, <i>Paradise Lost</i>, first edition, London, 1668.<br>$6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9:</b> Antonio de Guevara, <i>The Dial of Princes</i>, London, 1568.<br>$3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9: Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9:</b> <i>Oraciones de los SS. Mysterios Gloriosos y Dolorosos</i>, manuscript in Spanish, Brussels, 1676.<br>$3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9:</b><br>Jan Nieuhoff, et al., <i>An Embassy from the East-India Company... to the Grand Tartar Cham, Emperour of China, </i>London, 1671. 4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9:</b> Moses Maimonides, <i>Ha-Higayon... Logica</i>, first edition, Basel, 1527.<br>$800 to $1,200.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9: Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9:</b> Petrus Berchorius, <i>Liber Bibliae moralis</i>, fourth edition of the first volume, Cologne, 1477.<br>$10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9:</b> Niccolò Machiavelli, <i>The Florentine Historie</i>, first edition in English, London, 1595. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9:</b><br>Sir Philip Sidney, <i>The Countesse of Pembrokes Arcadia</i>, third edition, London, 1598. $3,000 to $5,000.
  • <b>Now in press: 19th Century Shop’s Catalog 170 Great Books and Photos. Please inquire for a copy.</b>
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> <i>The First American Magna Carta. English Liberties.</i> Boston, 1721.
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> Babbage presentation to Peel, the man who killed the Difference Engine 1832
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> The Stamp Act. 1765
    <b>Now in press: 19th Century Shop’s Catalog 170 Great Books and Photos. Please inquire for a copy.</b>
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> Central Park Photographs by Prevost 1862
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> Salem Witch Trials. Wonders of the Invisible World 1693
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> Mammoth print of Millie-Christine, "The Carolina Twins" c. 1868

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32 Auctions Archived, 15 Upcoming

For the week ended Saturday 26 March 32 sales were archived to the Rare Book Hub database; 4 denominated in Swiss francs, 7 in euros, 8 in British pounds, and 13 in U.S. dollars.  Turnover was $10,047,793 as 7,458 lots were offered and 5,443 sold for a 73% success rate.  The world is unstable and bidders recently have been somewhat shy.  This too shall pass.

1 auction saw its total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

SothebysPrints and Multiples on March 22nd: $4,563,703

8 auctions saw total sales exceed 100% of the high estimates of all lots offered: 

AguttesAntiquarian Books on March 17th: 305.47% 
TooveysPrints on March 23rd: 199.52% 
Henri Godts Books and Prints AuctionsAntiquarian Books on March 22nd: 156.27% 
Lyon and TurnbullAsian Art - Books and Prints on March 22nd: 130.99% 
Koller AuctionsOld Master Prints on March 22nd: 123.18% 
SothebysPrints and Multiples on March 22nd: 112.54% 
RR AuctionThe Presidential Collection of Everett Fisher - Internet bidstart 3/10 on March 17th: 112.22% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on March 22nd: 100.56% 


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

Carlsen GalleryEarly March Antique Auction - Books and Prints on March 6th: 100.00% 
Robert Siegel GalleriesUnited States Revenues incl. Hunting Permits on March 18th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 3/13 on March 20th: 99.63% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 3/13 on March 20th: 97.86% 
TooveysPostcards, Topographical Books on March 22nd: 94.01% 
SothebysPrints and Multiples on March 22nd: 90.13% 
AguttesAntiquarian Books on March 17th: 87.50% 
Koller AuctionsOld Master Prints on March 22nd: 86.27% 
TooveysPrints on March 23rd: 83.33% 
Koller AuctionsAutographs on March 19th: 81.25% 
Keys Fine Arts AuctioneersBooks on March 17th: 80.85% 


32 auctions reported this week: 

PBA GalleriesFine Books in All Fields with Illustrated & Children's Books on March 24th: 72.25% 
Bloomsbury AuctionsBibliophile on March 24th: 73.05% 
AuctionataThe Superhero Sale on March 23rd: 39.29% 
TooveysPrints on March 23rd: 83.33% 
TooveysPostcards, Topographical Books on March 22nd: 94.01% 
Koller AuctionsOld Master Prints on March 22nd: 86.27% 
Koller AuctionsPhotography on March 19th: 61.40% 
Koller AuctionsAutographs on March 19th: 81.25% 
Koller AuctionsBooks on March 19th: 54.36% 
BonhamsPrints and Multiples on March 23rd: 53.42% 
Lyon and TurnbullAsian Art - Books and Prints on March 22nd: 78.57% 
AguttesAntiquarian Books on March 17th: 87.50% 
25 Blythe RoadBritish & Continental Pictures & Prints and Photographs Sale on March 17th: 21.37% 
RR AuctionThe Presidential Collection of Everett Fisher - Internet bidstart 3/10 on March 17th: 73.74% 
Henri Godts Books and Prints AuctionsAntiquarian Books on March 22nd: 72.97% 
SothebysPrints and Multiples on March 22nd: 90.13% 
Carlsen GalleryEarly March Antique Auction - Books and Prints on March 6th: 100.00% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on March 22nd: 79.63% 
Clars Auction GalleryPrints on March 20th: 62.90% 
Clars Auction GalleryPrints on March 19th: 79.84% 
Brunk AuctionsBooks, Prints on March 19th: 66.67% 
Adams Amsterdam AuctionsPaul Blanca Photographs on March 21st: 76.39% 
Adams Amsterdam AuctionsPhotographs on March 21st: 49.51% 
EldredsAntiques and Accessories - Books and Prints on March 19th: 60.00% 
ChristiesFirst Open/Home - Prints on March 22nd: 52.78% 
Keys Fine Arts AuctioneersBooks on March 17th: 80.85% 
Robert Siegel GalleriesUnited States Revenues incl. Hunting Permits on March 18th: 100.00% 
Alexander Historical AuctionsSpring 2016 Historical Militaria Day 1 on March 18th: 71.00% 
Venator and HansteinModern and Contemporary Prints and Drawings; Modern Illustrated Books on March 19th: 54.74% 
Venator and HansteinBooks, Prints and Drawings, Autographs on March 18th: 58.12% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 3/13 on March 20th: 99.63% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 3/13 on March 20th: 97.86% 

The Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys A LA RECHERCHE DU SHOE PERDU; AND SHOE AND LEG (F. & S. IV.69B - 85) on March 22nd Actual price: USD $416,060.
  2. Aguttes Entomologie, ou histoire naturelle des Insectes,avec leurs caractères génériques et spécifiques, leur description, leur synonymie et leur figure enluminée. Entomologie - Histoire naturelle des insectes. on March 17th Actual price: USD $222,683.
  3. Sothebys THE BULLS OF BORDEAUX (HARRIS 283-286; DELTEIL 286-289) on March 22nd Actual price: USD $211,580.
  4. Sothebys MARILYN MONROE (F. & S. II.31) on March 22nd Actual price: USD $194,540.
  5. Sothebys GOETHE (F. & S. II.270-273) on March 22nd Actual price: USD $168,625.
  6. Sothebys MARILYN MONROE (F. & S. II.23) on March 22nd Actual price: USD $150,875.
  7. Sothebys MOCHA STANDARD (WALKER ART CENTER 30) on March 22nd Actual price: USD $115,375.
  8. Koller Auctions Histoire naturelle des perroquets. on March 19th Actual price: USD $105,575.
  9. Sothebys MOONWALK (F. & S. II.404) on March 22nd Actual price: USD $97,625.
  10. Koller Auctions Poissons Ecrevisses et Crabes, de diverses couleurs et figures extraordinaires, que l‘on trouve autour des Isles Moluques, et sur les côtes des Terres Australes: [...] Divisé en deux tomes, dont le premier a été copié sur l on March 19th Actual price: USD $93,215.
  11. Koller Auctions Encyclopédie, ou dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des art et des métiers... on March 19th Actual price: USD $93,215.
  12. Sothebys MARILYN MONROE (F. & S. II.28) on March 22nd Actual price: USD $92,300.
  13. Sothebys MIROIR DE LA TAUROMACHIE (S. 29-30) on March 22nd Actual price: USD $88,750.
  14. Sothebys MARILYN MONROE (F. & S. II.22) on March 22nd Actual price: USD $85,200.
  15. Sothebys MARILYN MONROE (F. & S. II.29) on March 22nd Actual price: USD $78,100.
  16. RR Auction William Henry Harrison DS on March 17th Actual price: USD $74,938.
  17. Venator and Hanstein Reise in das innere Nord-America in den Jahren 1832 bis 1834. Daraus der Atlasband on March 18th Actual price: USD $73,665.
  18. Sothebys MARILYN MONROE (F. & S. II.25) on March 22nd Actual price: USD $71,000.
  19. Sothebys ERASMUS OF ROTTERDAM (B. 107; M., HOLL., 105) on March 22nd Actual price: USD $71,000.
  20. Sothebys MAO (F. & S. II.91) on March 22nd Actual price: USD $69,225.
  21. Henri Godts Books and Prints Auctions La grande cita de Anversa. on March 22nd Actual price: USD $68,880.
  22. Sothebys NAPOLÉON (DELTEIL 358; ADRIANI 135; WITTROCK 140) on March 22nd Actual price: USD $67,450.
  23. Sothebys MICK JAGGER (F. & S. II.146) on March 22nd Actual price: USD $63,900.
  24. Sothebys LENIN (F. & S. II.402) on March 22nd Actual price: USD $62,125.
  25. Sothebys CARMEN (M. CS 39) on March 22nd Actual price: USD $62,125.

 

For the week ahead 15 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Mar. 28th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 41 lots

Tue. Mar. 29th
Ader. PARIS. Modern Prints. 119 lots
Auctionata. New York. Modern and Contemporary Art. 132 lots

Wed. Mar. 30th
Dorotheum . Vienna. Prints Before 1900. 73 lots

Thu. Mar. 31st
Swann Galleries. New York. Printed and Manuscript African Americana. 462 lots
Dorotheum . Vienna. Globes. 20 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Modern and Contemporary Editions. 477 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 3/24. 199 lots

Sat. Apr. 2nd
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Montana "Big Sky" Auction. 385 lots
Arader Galleries. New York City. Natural History Works on Paper, Historic Maps, Rare Books and Audubon's Birds of America and Quadrup. 203 lots

Sun. Apr. 3rd
Sothebys. New York. Photographs. 152 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 3/27.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 3/27.
John McInnis Auctioneers. Amesbury. Photography. 544 lots
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>Daniel Crouch Rare Books</b><br>SAXTON, Christopher. <i>The Travellers Guide being the best Mapp of the Kingdom of England and Principality of Wales</i>. London, [1583, but c.1716].
    <b>Daniel Crouch Rare Books</b><br>VISSCHER, Claes Jansz. <i>Novissima et Accuratissima Leonis Belgici</i>. Amsterdam, Claes Jansz Visscher, [1611-1621 or later].
    <b>Daniel Crouch Rare Books</b> PTOLEMAEUS, Claudius. <i>Decima Asie Tabula</i>. Ulm, Lienhart Holle, 16 July 1482.
    <b>Daniel Crouch Rare Books</b><br>WIT, Frederick de, and Gerard VALK. <i>Orbis Terrarum Nova et Accurata Tabula</i>. Amsterdam, Gerard Valk, [c.1690-1700].
    <b>Daniel Crouch Rare Books</b><br>APIANUS, Petrus. <i>Astronomicum Caesareum</i>. Ingolstadt, Peter Apian, 1540.
    <b>Daniel Crouch Rare Books</b><br>CASSINI, Jean-Dominique. <i>Carte de la Lune</i>. Paris, Jean-Dominique Cassini, 1787.
    <b>Daniel Crouch Rare Books</b> PTOLEMAEUS, Claudius. <i>Geographicae enarrationis libri octo</i>. Argentoragi, 1525.
    <b>Daniel Crouch Rare Books</b><br>[SAXTON, Christopher]. <i> [An Atlas of England and Wales]</i>. [London, Christopher Saxton, 1579].
    <b>Daniel Crouch Rare Books</b> Commission des sciences et arts d'Egypte. <i>Description de l’Égypte</i>… Paris, Imprimerie impériale - Imprimerie royale, 1809-1828.
    <b>Daniel Crouch Rare Books</b> CHURCHMAN, John. <i>To George Washington President of the United States of America this Magnetic Atlas or Variation Chart is humbly inscribed by John Churchman</i>. Philadelphia, 1790.
    <b>Daniel Crouch Rare Books</b><br>APIANUS, Petrus. <i>Tipus Orbis Universalis</i>. Vienna, Johannes Camertius, 1520.
    <b>Daniel Crouch Rare Books</b><br>LORIOT, A[uguste], [after] Nicolas LANE. <i>[Pocket globe]</i>. London, 65 New Bond Street, 1809.
    <b>Daniel Crouch Rare Books</b><br>BLAEU, Johannes. <i>Grooten Atlas</i>. Amsterdam, Joan Blaeu, 1662-1665.
    <b>Daniel Crouch Rare Books</b><br>INGEBORG BRUN, Emmy. <i>Mars efter Lowell’s Glober 1894-1914</i>. Denmark, [c1915].
    <b>Daniel Crouch Rare Books</b><br>LUTHER, Martin. <i>Der vierde Teil aller Bücher vnd Schrifften des thewren seligen Mans</i>. Gedruckt zu Jhena, Durch Christian Rödinger, 1556.
  • <b>Bonhams, March 9. Fine Books and Manuscripts, Including the Kennedy Years</b>
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> BROWNING, ELIZABETH BARRETT. Autograph Manuscript Initialed ("E.B.B."), being the working notebook for the poems contained in <i>The Seraphim and Other Poems</i>. $400,000 to 600,000
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> WILDE, OSCAR. Two leaves, pp 31-34, from the first appearance of <i>The Picture of Dorian Gray in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine for July, 1890</i>, with Wilde's autograph revisions. $40,000 to 60,000
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>Comedies, Histories and Tragedies; Published according to the true Originall Copies. Second Impression. [THE SECOND FOLIO.]</i> $200,000 to 300,000
    <b>Bonhams, March 9. Fine Books and Manuscripts, Including the Kennedy Years</b>
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> KENNEDY, JOHN FITZGERALD. Photograph Signed ("John F. Kennedy") and Inscribed, 8 x 10 inch gelatin silver print, of Senator Kennedy and Miss Barelli, at the swearing of the secretarial oath for Miss Barelli. $1,200 to 1,800
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> COOPER, JAMES FENIMORE. Autograph Manuscript, being Chapter XXVII of <i>Afloat and Ashore</i>. $15,000 to 20,000
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> IRVING, WASHINGTON. Autograph Manuscript, being Chapter 20 from Volume IV of <i>The Life of George Washington</i>. $20,000 to 30,000
    <b>Bonhams, March 9. Fine Books and Manuscripts, Including the Kennedy Years</b>
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> VERNE, JULES. Autograph Manuscript Signed ("Jules Verne"), being the complete short story "<i>Une fantaisie de docteur Ox</i>". $100,000 to 150,000
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> ALCHEMY. <i>[The Crowning of Nature, or Coronatio Naturae.]</i> Original alchemical manuscript on paper, ruled in red, with watermark of the arms of Schieland. $100,000 to 150,000
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> DE JODE, CORNELUS. 1568 - 1600. <i>Quivirae Regnu, Cum Alija Versus Borea</i>. [Antwerp: Arnoldum Coninx, 1593]. $7,000 to 10,000
    <b>Bonhams, March 9. Fine Books and Manuscripts, Including the Kennedy Years</b>
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> HOOKER, JOSEPH DALTON. <i>The Rhododendrons of Sikkim-Himalaya; Being an Account, Botanical and Geographical, of the Rhododendrons Recently Discovered in the Mountains of Eastern Himalaya</i>… $7,000 to 10,000
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> CATLIN, GEORGE. <i>North American Indian Portfolio. Hunting scenes and amusements of the Rocky Mountains and prairies of America. From drawings and notes of the author, made during eight years' travel.</i> $20,000 to 30,000
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> LINCOLN, ABRAHAM. HESLER, ALEXANDER. Platinum print, 8 3/4 x 6 3/4 in, of a beardless Lincoln, 1860.<br>$2,000 to 3,000