• <b>Doyle, online only: Angling Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake" Johnson. July 13-24, 2018</b>
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Zane Grey, Inscribed photograph album depicting Grey and party at Catalina, fishing, and in Arizona. $700 to $1,000
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Eric Taverner, Salmon Fishing...London: Seeley, Service & Co., 1931. $600 to $900
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> The Gentleman Angler. $300 to $500
    <b>Doyle, online only: Angling Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake" Johnson. July 13-24, 2018</b>
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Ken Robinson, Flyfishers' Progress. [London: The Flyfishers' Club, 2000. $200 to $300
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> G. H. Lacy, North Punjab Fishing Club Angler's Handbook. Calcutta: Newman & Co., 1890. $300 to $500
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> J. Harrington Keene, Fly-Fishing and Fly-Making for Trout, etc. New York, 1887. $200 to $300
    <b>Doyle, online only: Angling Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake" Johnson. July 13-24, 2018</b>
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Arthur Macrate, The History of The Tuna Club, Avalon, Santa Catalina Island, California, 1948. $400 to $600
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Joseph D. Bates Jr. Streamer Fly Tying and Fishing. Harrisburg, PA: The Stackpole Company, 1966. $800 to $1,200
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Paul Schmookler and Ingrid V. Sils. Rare and Unusual Fly Tying Materials: A Natural History. $300 to $500
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Herbert Hoover, Fishing For Fun - And To Wash Your Soul. New York: Random House, 1963. $400 to $600
  • <b>Potter & Potter Auctions: Fine Books & Manuscripts. July 28, 2018</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 372: Martin Luther King Jr. March for Freedom Now! Placard. Chicago, 1960. 28 x 22”. $3,000 to $6,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 567: Warhol, Andy. Tate Gallery Exhibition Booklet, Signed on the Cover by Warhol. Tate Gallery, 1971. $700 to $900
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 72: Mitchell, Margaret. <i>Gone With the Wind.</i> New York: The Macmillan Co., 1936. First edition, first issue. $4,000 to $5,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions: Fine Books & Manuscripts. July 28, 2018</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 468: Photo Archive Documenting the 1930s—50s Chicago Jazz and Night Club Scene. A significant collection. $2,000 to $4,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 143: Dr. Seuss. <i>Oh Say Can You Say.</i> 1979, First Edition, Signed. $200 to $300
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 285: [Maps] Thomas G. Bradford. <i>A Comprehensive Atlas, Geographical, Historical & Commercial.</i> Boston: William D. Ticknor, 1835. First Edition. $1,600 to $1,800
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions: Fine Books & Manuscripts. July 28, 2018</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 69: Herman Melville. <i>Moby Dick, or The Whale</i>. New York: Random House, 1930. First Kent Trade Edition. $400 to $600
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 295: John James Audoban. Group of 148 Lithographs from the Birds of America. Philadelphia: J.T. Bowen, ca. 1840s. $600 to $800
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 54: Langston Hughes. <i>One-Way Ticket.</i> New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1949. First edition. $300 to $500
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions: Fine Books & Manuscripts. July 28, 2018</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 7: Ray Bradbury. <i>The Martian Chronicles.</i> With a Wine Label Signed by Bradbury. Garden City: Doubleday, 1950. First edition $300 to $500
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 121. Frank L Baum. <i>The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.</i> Chicago: George M. Hill Co., 1899, 1900. First Edition. $4,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 369. [Declaration of Independence] Peter Force Engraving of the Declaration of Independence. One page; 29 x 26”. From the "American Archives" 1837-1853 series of books. $15,000 to $20,000
  • <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>Skinner: Early English Books<br>A Single Owner Sale. July 20, 2018</b>
    <b>Skinner, July 20:</b> Cranmer, Thomas (1489-1556). <i>Catechismus, That is to Say, a Shorte Instruction into Christian Religion...</i> London, 1548. First edition. $12,000 to $18,000
    <b>Skinner, July 20:</b> Donne, John (1572-1631). <i>Pseudo-Martyr.</i> London: Printed by W[illiam] Stansby for Walter Burre, 1610. First edition. $25,000 to $35,000
    <b>Skinner, July 20:</b> Fletcher, Giles (1549?-1611). <i>The Russe Common Wealth, or Maner of Gouernement by the Russe Emperour…</i> London, 1591. First edition. $15,000 to $25,000
    <b>Skinner, July 20:</b> Gabelkover, Oswald (1539-1616). <i>The Boock of Physicke.</i> Dordrecht: Isaack Caen, 1599. First edition. $12,000 to $15,000
    <b>Skinner: Early English Books<br>A Single Owner Sale. July 20, 2018</b>
    <b>Skinner, July 20:</b> Galileo, Galilei (1564-1642) trans. Thomas Salusbury (d. 1666). <i>Mathematical Collections and Translations the First Tome.</i> London, 1661. First edition of Galileo's works in English. $35,000 to $50,000
    <b>Skinner, July 20:</b> Higden, Ranulphus (d. 1364). <i>Polycronicon.</i> Translated by John Trevisa, with the 1357-1460 <i>Continuation</i> by William Caxton. Southwark, 1527. $15,000 to $25,000
    <b>Skinner, July 20:</b> Randolph, Bernard (b. 1643). <i>The Present State of the Morea, Called Anciently Peloponnesus…</i> London, 1689. [Bound with] <i>The Present State of the Islands of the Archipelago…</i> $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Skinner, July 20:</b> <i>The Great Herball Newly Corrected.</i> London, 1539. Folio, ESTC lists three U.S. copies; the last copy offered at auction was incomplete and sold in 1949. $25,000 to $35,000

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35 Auctions Archived, 30 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 19 June 35 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 11 denominated in euros, 4 in British pounds, 1 in Mexican pesos, and 19 in US dollars.  Turnover was $17,017,707 as 9,640 lots were offered and 7,192 sold for a 75% success rate.  The numbers were solid.


5 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars:

Sothebys. Fine Books and Manuscripts on June 14th: $2,666,693
Christies. Books and Manuscripts on June 16th: $2,476,001
Ketterer Kunst Doerling. Rare Books on May 24th: $1,889,245
Heritage Auctions. Animation Art on June 12th: $1,462,165
Bonhams. Fine Books and Manuscripts on June 15th: $1,360,229

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

Waverly Auctions. Books on June 9th: 123.54%
Ketterer Kunst . Post War Art I - Prints on June 11th: 115.53%
Ketterer Kunst . Modern Art I - Prints on June 11th: 114.52%
Skinner. Gentleman's Auction - Online Bidstart 6/3 on June 9th: 101.90%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Fine Auction - Books and Prints on June 12th: 101.78%


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

Skinner. Gentleman's Auction - Online Bidstart 6/3 on June 9th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. A Private Collection of Western Americana: Offered in a Special Internet Auction on June 13th: 99.76%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 6/5 on June 12th: 99.60%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 6/5 on June 12th: 99.59%
Heritage Auctions. Animation Art on June 12th: 99.31%
John McInnis Auctioneers. Americana on May 30th: 97.37%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Fine Auction - Books and Prints on June 12th: 95.00%
Waverly Auctions. Books on June 9th: 91.83%
Swann Galleries. Art, Press & Illustrated Books on June 14th: 83.33%
25 Blythe Road. Charles Miller Ltd. - Maritime Collectibles on May 10th: 82.22%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on June 14th: 80.72%

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Christies McHENRY, James (1753-1816), Delegate to the Constitutional Convention from Maryland, containing notes taken in Philadelphia at the proceedings of the Convention, 1787. on June 16th Actual price: USD $389,000.
  2. Bonhams Das Kapital. Kritik der politischen Oekonomie... Erster Band on June 15th Actual price: USD $310,270.
  3. Ketterer Kunst Monochrome bleu (IKB 262) on June 11th Actual price: USD $254,250.
  4. Sothebys AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT, TITLE "SECT 7. INSTINCT", BEING THE PAGE NUMBERED "270" FROM THE MANUSCRIPT OF ON THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES BY MEANS OF NATURAL SELECTION. on June 14th Actual price: USD $250,000.
  5. Christies Manuscript journal of a British sailor, with extensive entries dated from 1767 to 1783, on June 16th Actual price: USD $245,000.
  6. Sothebys LA PROSE DU TRANSSIBÉRIEN ET DE LA PETITE JEHANNE DE FRANCE. COULEURS SIMULTANÉES DE MME DELAUNAY-TERK on June 14th Actual price: USD $225,000.
  7. Sothebys A SUPERB ARCHIVE OF DRAWINGS ASSEMBLED BY THE ARTIST'S SON JEREMY. on June 14th Actual price: USD $187,500.
  8. Christies Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Tabula. on June 16th Actual price: USD $185,000.
  9. Christies The Great West Illustrated in a Series of Photographic Views Across the Continent; Taken Along the Line of the Union Pacific Railroad, West from Omaha, Nebraska. on June 16th Actual price: USD $161,000.
  10. Christies March 4, 1865 [caption title]. on June 16th Actual price: USD $149,000.
  11. Ketterer Kunst 25 Cats name[d] Sam and one Blue Pussy on June 11th Actual price: USD $141,250.
  12. Cowans Auctions The Confederate Blockade Runner <i>CSS Colonel Lamb</i> at Sea, 1864, by Samuel Walters  on June 10th Actual price: USD $126,000.
  13. Sothebys LEAVES OF GRASS. on June 14th Actual price: USD $125,000.
  14. Christies On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the preservation of favoured races in the struggle for life. on June 16th Actual price: USD $118,750.
  15. Sothebys THE CONSTITUTION OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA: MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA. BY SHORTER & REID(?) FOR THE PROVISIONAL CONGRESS, CA. 26–28 FEBRUARY 1861] — THE CONSTITUTION OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA on June 14th Actual price: USD $112,500.
  16. Cowans Auctions Brevet Brigadier General James H. Kidd, 6th Michigan Cavalry, Exceptional Collection Featuring <i>Custer</i> 14K Gold Tiffany Badge, GAR Medals, Sword, & Painted Escutcheon  on June 10th Actual price: USD $102,000.
  17. Christies A general Map of the Middle British Colonies in America. on June 16th Actual price: USD $100,000.
  18. Ketterer Kunst Doerling Die Siegel des Obezvelvolpal (russ.). Les Sceaux. on May 24th Actual price: USD $97,632.
  19. Ketterer Kunst Sweet Dreams Baby! on June 11th Actual price: USD $96,050.
  20. Christies Lolita. on June 16th Actual price: USD $93,750.
  21. Christies An important archive containing 19 autograph letters, 11 typed letters, 2 autograph card, and 2 printed e-mails from Francis Crick to Georg Kreisel, mathematician and internationally known expert on the foundations of logic and mathematics. on June 16th Actual price: USD $87,500.
  22. Arader Galleries Audubon Aquatint by Havell, Wild Turkey, Male on June 11th Actual price: USD $87,500.
  23. Ketterer Kunst Doerling The vegetable system. Or, the internal structure and the life of herbs; on May 24th Actual price: USD $84,072.
  24. Bonhams Autograph manuscript, in English, headed "The Question stated about abstaining from blood" on June 15th Actual price: USD $83,425.
  25. Sothebys UNIVERSALE DESCRITTIONE DI TUTTA LA TERRA CONOSCIUTA FIN QUI. on June 14th Actual price: USD $81,250.


The 35 auctions reported this week:

Tooveys. Prints on June 15th: 50.00%
PBA Galleries. Fine Americana - Travel - Cartography on June 16th: 64.84%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Bibliophile on June 16th: 74.43%
Christies. Books and Manuscripts on June 16th: 74.83%
Morton Subastas. Books and Documents on June 15th: 17.84%
Bonhams. Fine Books and Manuscripts on June 15th: 75.24%
Dorotheum . Modern and Contemporary Prints on June 14th: 46.43%
Sothebys. Fine Books and Manuscripts on June 14th: 71.48%
Swann Galleries. Art, Press & Illustrated Books on June 14th: 83.33%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on June 14th: 80.72%
John McInnis Auctioneers. Americana on May 30th: 97.37%
Tajan. Ancient and Modern Prints on June 7th: 57.23%
Dorotheum . Art Photography on June 13th: 46.60%
Bonhams. TCM PRESENTS ... ANIMATION ART INCLUDING THE COLLECTION OF TED AND DAWN HOPKINS on June 13th: 78.33%
Heritage Auctions. A Private Collection of Western Americana: Offered in a Special Internet Auction on June 13th: 99.76%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 6/5 on June 12th: 99.60%
Ketterer Kunst . Contemporary Art - Prints on June 11th: 20.00%
Ketterer Kunst . Post War Art I - Prints on June 11th: 70.00%
Ketterer Kunst . Modern Art I - Prints on June 11th: 76.47%
Ketterer Kunst . Post-War II - Prints on June 10th: 62.03%
Ketterer Kunst . Modern Art II - Prints on June 9th: 68.75%
25 Blythe Road. Charles Miller Ltd. - Maritime Collectibles on May 10th: 82.22%
Bubb Kuyper. Old & Rare Books (part 2) on May 25th: 62.34%
Ketterer Kunst Doerling. Rare Books on May 24th: 66.11%
Waverly Auctions. Books on June 9th: 91.83%
Skinner. Historic Maritime - Online bidstart 6/1 on June 9th: 39.16%
Skinner. Gentleman's Auction - Online Bidstart 6/3 on June 9th: 100.00%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Fine Auction - Books and Prints on June 12th: 95.00%
Potomack Company. Books, Prints on June 11th: 70.00%
Arader Galleries. Summer Auction on June 11th: 77.29%
Michaans Auctions. June Estate Auction on June 11th: 46.81%
Auctionata. Post War and Contemporary - Prints on June 10th: 23.97%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 6/5 on June 12th: 99.59%
Heritage Auctions. Animation Art on June 12th: 99.31%
Heritage Auctions. Legends of the West on June 11th: 72.83%

For the week ahead 30 sales are scheduled: 

Mon. Jun. 20th 
Dorotheum . Vienna. Imperial Court Memorabilia and Historical Objects. 65 lots 

Tue. Jun. 21st 
Stockholms Auktionsverk. Stockholm. Rare Books, Maps and Manuscripts. 314 lots 
Swann Galleries. New York. Printed and Manuscript Americana. 397 lots 
Henri Godts Books and Prints Auctions. Bruxelles . Antiquarian Books. 540 lots 
Sothebys. London. Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale. 1 lots 

Wed. Jun. 22nd 
Aguttes. Neuilly-sur-Seine . Books and Old Paper. 300 lots 
Bonhams. London. Prints and Multiples. 148 lots 
Dorotheum . Vienna. Autographs. 399 lots 
Old World Auctions. Glen Allen. Antique Maps, Globes, Charts, Atlases & Vintage Graphics - online bidstart 6/15. 471 lots 
Philobiblon Auctions. Rome. RARE AND ANCIENT BOOKS, INCLUDING AN IMPORTANT COLLECTION OF ALDINE EDITIONS AND RENAISSANCE BINDIN. 284 lots 
Ader. PARIS. Letters and Autograph Manuscripts. 299 lots 
Kedem Auction. Jerusalem . Israeli Culture of the 60's, 70's, and 80's. 219 lots 
Sothebys. London. Impressionist and Modern Art Day Sale. 1 lots 

Thu. Jun. 23rd 
Pandolfini. Florence . Prints and Drawings from the 16th to the 20th Century - Books. 242 lots 
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Fine and Decorative Arts - Prints. 59 lots 
RR Auction. Amherst. Pop Culture - Internet Bidstart 6/15. 482 lots 
Kestenbaum and Company. New York. Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts, Holy Land Maps and Ceremonial Objects. 304 lots 
Adams Amsterdam Auctions. Amsterdam. Fine Art - Modern and Contemporary Art - Prints, Photos, Books. 132 lots 
Sothebys. Hong Kong. Boundless: Contemporary Art. 13 lots 
Ader. PARIS. Letters and Autograph Manuscripts - Day 2. 285 lots 

Fri. Jun. 24th 
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. 75172 Pforzheim. Books, Graphics modern and ancient Arts, Antiques. 4086 lots 
Heritage Auctions. Beverly Hills. Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Signature Auction. 901 lots 
Auctionata. New York. That's Entertainment! - A Collection of Original Scripts, Ephemera & Memorabilia. 110 lots 

Sat. Jun. 25th 
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Prints, Multiples and Photography. 161 lots 
OSENAT. FONTAINEBLEAU. 20th Century Spirit. 4 lots 
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. The Golden Age of Magic Posters - The Nielsen Collection - Part 1. 324 lots 
Kolbe and Fanning Numismatic Booksellers. Gahanna. Numismatic Books. 379 lots 

Sun. Jun. 26th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 6/19
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 6/19
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books

 

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

 

  • <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>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