• <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
  • <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
  • <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

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20 Auctions Archived, 25 Sales Upcoming

Twenty auctions were archived during the past week to the Rare Book Transaction History, 12 in euros, 6 in U. S. dollars, 1 in British pounds, and 1 in South African rands. Total sales for the week were $8,070,674. Lots offered were 5,590, while 3,549 sold for a 63.5% sell through rate. Sales dropped off considerably from the previous week, with the primary culprit being the Memorial Day holiday in America, which greatly reduced the number of sales held in the U. S. Going forward, we will see some modest recovery in the number of sales, but not to May levels. Summer is rapidly approaching and it is traditionally the slowest time of the year.

 

2 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars:

Sothebys. Books and Manuscripts on May 31st: $2,509,852
Binoche et Giquello. Precious Books - Library of Jean Viardot on June 1st: $2,210,731

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

Aspire Auctions. Fine Art - Prints -Internet bidstart: 5/20 on May 28th: 162.43%
Sothebys. Books and Manuscripts on May 31st: 132.55%
Binoche et Giquello. Precious Books - Library of Jean Viardot on June 1st: 127.76%
Artcurial. Limited Editions on May 30th: 125.23%
Artcurial. Books and Manuscripts on May 31st: 101.09%


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

Aspire Auctions. Fine Art - Prints -Internet bidstart: 5/20 on May 28th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 5/22 on May 29th: 98.97%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 5/22 on May 29th: 97.97%
Sothebys. Books and Manuscripts on May 31st: 86.61%
Skinner. Fine Books and Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 5/18 on May 26th: 83.67%


20 total sales reported this week:

Rossini. Autographs, Books on June 1st: 62.94%
Rossini. The Art of Advertising on May 31st: 73.27%
Skinner. Fine Books and Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 5/18 on May 26th: 83.67%
Quagga Rare Books and Art. Medals and Stamps of South Africa and the Anglo-Boer War on May 24th: 20.83%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Interiors - Prints on June 2nd: 60.00%
PBA Galleries. Rare Books and Manuscripts on June 2nd: 72.61%
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 5/26 on June 2nd: 38.89%
Ader. Photographs on June 2nd: 37.53%
Auctionata. Prints and Editions on June 1st: 14.36%
Binoche et Giquello. Precious Books - Library of Jean Viardot on June 1st: 60.98%
Galerie Bassenge. 19th - 21st Century Photography on June 1st: 52.49%
Sothebys. Books and Manuscripts on May 31st: 86.61%
Artcurial. Books and Manuscripts on May 31st: 46.43%
Artcurial. Limited Editions on May 30th: 77.97%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on May 31st: 73.33%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 5/22 on May 29th: 97.97%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 5/22 on May 29th: 98.97%
OSENAT. Works of Art - Prints on May 29th: 75.00%
Aspire Auctions. Fine Art - Prints -Internet bidstart: 5/20 on May 28th: 100.00%
Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH. Rare Books, Prints and Historical Photographs on May 27th: 42.98%

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Binoche et Giquello Recueil de 226 dessins originaux. on June 1st Actual price: USD $397,419.
  2. Artcurial Claudii Ptolemei viri Alexandrini Mathematicæ disciplinæ Philosophi doctissimi Geographiæ opus novissima traductione e Græcorum archetypis castigatissime pressum : cæterisante lucubratorum multo præstantius on May 31st Actual price: USD $190,127.
  3. Binoche et Giquello philosophe et scientifique allemand (1646-1716) qui a écrit en latin, allemand et français, il rencontra tous les grands savants de son temps: Huygens, Newton, Spinoza. on June 1st Actual price: USD $180,645.
  4. Artcurial [Aquarelle originale utilisée pour l'illustration du Petit Prince] on May 31st Actual price: USD $149,184.
  5. Binoche et Giquello écrivain et philosophe (1897-1962) - Madame Edwarda.<br/>Manuscrit autographe avec dédicace autographe signée à Paul Eluard, sans lieu ni date (1937, date de sa première publication sous son pseudonyme) 45 pages d’un cahier à reliure cartonnée, 18,5 x 12 on June 1st Actual price: USD $144,516.
  6. Binoche et Giquello Madame Bovary. on June 1st Actual price: USD $144,516.
  7. Binoche et Giquello LIBELLUS DE NATURA ANIMALIUM. on June 1st Actual price: USD $126,451.
  8. Sothebys À L’OMBRE DES JEUNES FILLES EN FLEURS. PLACARD MANUSCRIT. on May 31st Actual price: USD $124,320.
  9. Swann Galleries MAHMUD RAIF EFENDI. on May 26th Actual price: USD $118,750.
  10. Binoche et Giquello Le Premier livre des Instruments mathematiques mechaniques. on June 1st Actual price: USD $97,548.
  11. Binoche et Giquello Il fut aussi dessinateur et graveur, (1873-1907) - Ubu Intime.<br/> Manuscrit autographe signé deux fois: en page de titre et sur la dernière page; Rennes 6 rue de Belair, décembre 1888, sur un cahier de 29 pages in-4 dont les 5 dernières sont détachées. on June 1st Actual price: USD $75,871.
  12. Sothebys EPISTOLA, DOCENS VENAM AXILLAREM DEXTRI CUBITI IN DOLORE LATERALI SECANDAM: & MELANCHOLICUM SUCCUM EX VENAE PORTAE RAMIS AD SEDEM PERTINENTIBUS, PURGARI. on May 31st Actual price: USD $72,800.
  13. Binoche et Giquello Dialogi duo de Fabricii Mordentis Salernitani propè divina adinuentione ad perfectam cosmimetriae praxim. on June 1st Actual price: USD $72,258.
  14. Binoche et Giquello Vues des différents palais et maisons de plaisance des rois d'Espagne. on June 1st Actual price: USD $70,451.
  15. Sothebys DU CÔTÉ DE CHEZ SWANN. on May 31st Actual price: USD $70,000.
  16. Binoche et Giquello Les Liaisons dangereuses, ou Lettres recueillies dans une Société, & publiées pour l'instruction de quelques autres. on June 1st Actual price: USD $68,645.
  17. Artcurial MICK JAGGER - 1975 on May 30th Actual price: USD $64,512.
  18. Skinner On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Strugg on May 26th Actual price: USD $61,500.
  19. Sothebys LA MARQUISE DE GANGE. on May 31st Actual price: USD $58,800.
  20. Binoche et Giquello Traicté de la proportion naturelle et artificielle des choses. on June 1st Actual price: USD $54,193.
  21. Binoche et Giquello De l'Antichita giudaiche. on June 1st Actual price: USD $54,193.
  22. Ader Moscou et ses environs on June 2nd Actual price: USD $53,200.
  23. Sothebys ABZIENS (KASTHEDRALCH). (FACADCH WWWOUEST). on May 31st Actual price: USD $53,200.
  24. Skinner The Birds of North America, from Drawings Made in the United States and their Territories. on May 26th Actual price: USD $52,275.
  25. Skinner Washington, George (1732-1799) Document Signed, Mount Vernon, Virginia, 1 February 1789, Membership Certificate in the Society of the C on May 26th Actual price: USD $52,275.

 

For the week ahead 25 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jun. 6th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 84 lots

Tue. Jun. 7th
Bonhams. New York. Modern and Contemporary Prints and Multiples. 127 lots
Tajan. Paris. Ancient and Modern Prints. 332 lots
RJM Autographs and Antiques. Boston. Historic Letters, Documents, and Autographs of the 18th-19th Centuries. 160 lots

Wed. Jun. 8th
Bonhams. New York. Fine Books and Manuscripts. 203 lots
Bonhams. London. Prints and Multiples. 185 lots

Thu. Jun. 9th
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Vintage Posters, Autographs and Memorabilia. 390 lots
Skinner. Boston. Historic Maritime - Online bidstart 6/1. 143 lots
Skinner. Boston. Gentleman's Auction - Online Bidstart 6/3. 12 lots
Ketterer Kunst . Munich. Modern Art II - Prints. 48 lots
Waverly Auctions. Falls Church. Books. 453 lots

Fri. Jun. 10th
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. American History. 352 lots
Ketterer Kunst . Munich. Post-War II - Prints. 79 lots

Sat. Jun. 11th
Ketterer Kunst . Munich. Modern Art I - Prints. 17 lots
Ketterer Kunst . Munich. Post War Art I - Prints. 10 lots
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . June Estate Auction. 94 lots
Potomack Company. Alexandria. Books, Prints. 40 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Legends of the West. 276 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Animation Art. 870 lots
Rachel Davis Fine Arts. Cleveland. Works on Paper - Prints. 532 lots
Arader Galleries. New York City. Summer Auction. 207 lots
Ketterer Kunst . Munich. Contemporary Art - Prints. 5 lots

Sun. Jun. 12th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 6/5.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 6/5.
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Hudson. Fine Auction - Books and Prints. 80 lots

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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
  • <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>