• <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>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
  • <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>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

Auction Update Review

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Twenty-four Auctions Archived, 27 Upcoming

For the week ended 7 May 2016 24 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub database; 9 denominated in euros, 2 in British pounds, 1 in Mexican pesos, and 12 in US dollars.  Turnover was $6,487,289 as 7,504 lots were offered and 5,687 sold for a 76% success rate.

For the week ahead 27 auctions are scheduled and searchable on RBH.

2 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars:

Artcurial. Universe of the Creator of Tin Tin on April 30th: $1,632,034
Artcurial. Comic Strips on April 30th: $1,368,003

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

OSENAT. Works of Art - Prints on May 1st: 809.50%
Kedem Auction. Passover Haggadot - Online Auction on April 6th: 313.08%
Swann Galleries. Autographs on May 5th: 103.42%
Artcurial. Universe of the Creator of Tin Tin on April 30th: 101.15%


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

National Book Auctions. Books, Art and Ephemera - Archaeologia, Ephemera, Photos on May 1st: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 4/24 on May 1st: 99.74%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Montana "Big Sky" Auction on April 2nd: 99.48%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 4/24 on May 1st: 97.66%
Kedem Auction. Passover Haggadot - Online Auction on April 6th: 96.41%
Cowans Auctions. Modern and Contemporary Works of Art - Prints on May 6th: 90.91%
Swann Galleries. Autographs on May 5th: 88.10%
Eldreds. Spring Asian Art - Prints on April 30th: 82.61%
Lyon and Turnbull. Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Photographs on May 4th: 81.01%
OSENAT. Works of Art - Prints on May 1st: 80.00%


24 total sales reported this week:

Kedem Auction. Passover Haggadot - Online Auction on April 6th: 96.41%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Montana "Big Sky" Auction on April 2nd: 99.48%
RJM Autographs and Antiques. Distinguished Historical Letters and Documents on April 29th: 11.92%
National Book Auctions. Books, Art and Ephemera - Archaeologia, Ephemera, Photos on May 1st: 100.00%
OSENAT. Works of Art - Prints on May 1st: 80.00%
Cowans Auctions. Modern and Contemporary Works of Art - Prints on May 6th: 90.91%
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Fine Books and Manuscripts on May 5th: 78.02%
PBA Galleries. Rare Natural History and Color Plate Books on May 5th: 64.86%
Swann Galleries. Autographs on May 5th: 88.10%
Lyon and Turnbull. Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Photographs on May 4th: 81.01%
Auctionata. Super Sale - Collectibles and Advertising Posters on May 4th: 26.61%
Auctionata. Super Sale: Prints and Photography on May 4th: 19.56%
Tajan. Books on May 3rd: 45.88%
Morton Casa de Subastas. Books and Old Documents on May 3rd: 41.93%
Artcurial. Universe of the Creator of Tin Tin on April 30th: 75.63%
Artcurial. Comic Strips on April 30th: 72.87%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on May 3rd: 77.65%
Freemans. Modern and Contemporary Art - Prints and Photographs on May 1st: 55.88%
Romantic Agony Book and Print Auctions. Antiquarian Books - Day 2 on April 30th: 68.18%
Romantic Agony Book and Print Auctions. Antiquarian Books - Day 1 on April 29th: 69.11%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Books and Ephemera on April 29th: 68.70%
Eldreds. Spring Asian Art - Prints on April 30th: 82.61%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 4/24 on May 1st: 99.74%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 4/24 on May 1st: 97.66%

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Artcurial HERGÉ (Georges Remi dit) 1907-1983 LE SCEPTRE D'OTTOKAR on April 30th Actual price: USD $1,203,268.
  2. Artcurial HERGÉ (Georges Remi dit) 1907-1983 QUICK ET FLUPKE GAMINS DE BRUXELLES - TOME 4 on April 30th Actual price: USD $110,055.
  3. Romantic Agony Book and Print Auctions Theatre de l'Univers, contenant les cartes de tout le monde. on April 30th Actual price: USD $92,625.
  4. Artcurial LA JEUNESSE DE BLUEBERRY - TOME 2 UN YANKEE NOMMÉ BLUEBERRY on April 30th Actual price: USD $77,772.
  5. Swann Galleries FRANK, ANNE. Aus Grimms Märchen on May 5th Actual price: USD $62,500.
  6. Artcurial NIKOPOL - TOME 1 LA FOIRE AUX IMMORTELS on April 30th Actual price: USD $58,696.
  7. Artcurial LES AVENTURES DU LIEUTENANT BLUEBERRY - TOME 18 NEZ CASSÉ on April 30th Actual price: USD $52,826.
  8. Artcurial BLEU SANG on April 30th Actual price: USD $48,424.
  9. Artcurial ....ET IN HELVETIA CORTO on April 30th Actual price: USD $44,022.
  10. Artcurial THE LONG TOMORROW on April 30th Actual price: USD $44,022.
  11. Tajan La Nef des folz du monde on May 3rd Actual price: USD $42,146.
  12. Freemans SHIPBOARD GIRL on May 1st Actual price: USD $40,625.
  13. OSENAT Histoire véritable et naturelle des mœurs & productions du pays de la Nouvelle France, vulgairement dite le Canada. on May 1st Actual price: USD $38,813.
  14. Artcurial LES CHEFS D'OEUVRES DU RIRE on April 30th Actual price: USD $36,685.
  15. Romantic Agony Book and Print Auctions Théâtre des cités du monde. on April 30th Actual price: USD $31,350.
  16. Artcurial LE CHAT AU THEATRE on April 30th Actual price: USD $29,348.
  17. Artcurial SOUS LA MANCHE on April 30th Actual price: USD $27,881.
  18. Artcurial ARZACH L'ARPENTEUR on April 30th Actual price: USD $27,881.
  19. Artcurial NESTOR BURMA BROUILLARD AU PONT DE TOLBIAC on April 30th Actual price: USD $27,147.
  20. Artcurial I SAW TWO KRAZY KAT on April 30th Actual price: USD $27,147.
  21. Artcurial XIII - TOME 14 SECRET DÉFENSE on April 30th Actual price: USD $26,413.
  22. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers The Life of Abraham Lincoln. on May 5th Actual price: USD $26,250.
  23. Freemans BRUSHSTROKE CONTEST on May 1st Actual price: USD $25,000.
  24. Artcurial LARGO WINCH - TOME 5 on April 30th Actual price: USD $24,946.
  25. Artcurial OBELIX AND CO. on April 30th Actual price: USD $22,011.

 

For the week ahead 27 sales are scheduled:

Mon. May. 9th
Auctionata. Berlin. World of Colors: German and Austrian Art. 143 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Black and White: German and Austrian Art. 140 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 54 lots
Rossini. Paris. Prints. 121 lots

Tue. May. 10th
Burgersdijk and Niermans. Leiden. Rare Books. 1193 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Modernist Posters. 294 lots
Minerva Auctions Roma. Roma. Photography. 198 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Art of the 21st Century - Prints. 127 lots
25 Blythe Road. LONDON. Charles Miller Ltd. - Maritime Collectibles. 45 lots

Wed. May. 11th
ALDE. Paris. Modern and Illustrated Books, Original Bindings. 307 lots
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. Antiquarian and Modern Books - Travel. 409 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books, Maps and Documents. 581 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. The Contents of Flinchcocks Musical Museum. 42 lots
Grays Auctioneers. Cleveland, . Fine Art - Prints. 28 lots
Zisska and Lacher. Munich. Rare Books and Prints. 1799 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. RR Auction: Fine Autograph & Artifact Auction - Internet bidstart 4/22. 888 lots

Thu. May. 12th
Ader. PARIS. Photograph Books. 344 lots
Aguttes. Neuilly-sur-Seine . Antiquarian Books and Documents. 255 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Motoring, Cycling, Maritime and Railway History. 251 lots
Brunk Auctions. Asheville, NC . Books, Prints. 11 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Contemporary Art. 336 lots
Heritage Auctions. Beverly Hills. Red Dot Auction Benefitting the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity. 151 lots
Pierre Berge and Associes. Paris. Michel Auchiard Sale - Part 1: Books. 105 lots

Fri. May. 13th
Heritage Auctions. New York. Comics. 1234 lots
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Lancaster. Rare, Out of Print and Used Books. 499 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Military History, including the Battle of the Somme. 133 lots
Skinner. Boston. American and European Prints and Photography. 120 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Reports and Correspondence. 427 lots
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. Books. 238 lots
Pierre Berge and Associes. Paris. Michel Auchiard Sale - Part 2: Books. 18 lots

Sat. May. 14th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Americana, Political. 319 lots
Sothebys. Paris. Comic Strips. 268 lots
Rachel Davis Fine Arts. Cleveland. Fine and Decorative Arts - Prints. 329 lots

Sun. May. 15th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 5/8.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 5/8.
Northeast Auctions. Portsmouth. Portsmouth Sunday Auction - Prints. 8 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <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>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