• <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>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>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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30 Auctions Archived, 19 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday July 2nd, 30 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Database; 1 in Swiss francs, 12 in euros, 2 in British pounds, and 15 in US dollars.  Turnover was $6,820,785 as 6,460 lots were offered and 4,526 sold for a 70% success rate.

 

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

OSENAT20th Century Spirit on June 25th: 166.80% 
Pierre Berge and AssociesRolling Stone: Edition on June 28th: 106.98% 


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

Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 6/19 on June 26th: 99.64% 
Potter and Potter AuctionsThe Golden Age of Magic Posters - The Nielsen Collection - Part 1 on June 25th: 97.22% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 6/19 on June 26th: 96.39% 
Alaska AuctionBooks, Posters, Prints on June 23rd: 90.24% 
PBA GalleriesFine and Rare Books - Art and Illustration on June 30th: 84.89% 
 


30 total sales reported this week: 

Philobiblon AuctionsRARE AND ANCIENT BOOKS, INCLUDING AN IMPORTANT COLLECTION OF ALDINE EDITIONS AND RENAISSANCE BINDIN on June 22nd: 55.28% 
AuctionataCollect Now - Post-War and Contemporary Art on June 30th: 25.00% 
AuctionataAll Facets of Editions on June 30th: 35.88% 
PBA GalleriesFine and Rare Books - Art and Illustration on June 30th: 84.89% 
SothebysContemporary Art Day Auction - Prints on June 29th: 70.00% 
Purcell AuctioneersAntiques and Collectables -Books and Prints on June 29th: 45.24% 
BonhamsEntertainment Memorabilia on June 29th: 68.11% 
Leslie Hindman AuctioneersPalm Beach Marketplace Auction - Prints, Books on June 28th: 64.00% 
Pierre Berge and AssociesRolling Stone: Edition on June 28th: 65.85% 
Winter AssociatesJune Auction - Prints, Books on June 27th: 51.06% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on June 28th: 76.39% 
Mid Hudson Auction GalleriesCollectibles - Prints on June 25th: 73.68% 
Kolbe and Fanning Numismatic BooksellersNumismatic Books on June 25th: 54.35% 
Potter and Potter AuctionsThe Golden Age of Magic Posters - The Nielsen Collection - Part 1 on June 25th: 97.22% 
OSENAT20th Century Spirit on June 25th: 75.00% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 6/19 on June 26th: 96.39% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 6/19 on June 26th: 99.64% 
Koller AuctionsPrints, Multiples and Photography on June 25th: 77.64% 
Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersThree Centuries of Style: Fine & Decorative Arts from the 18th, 19th and Early 20th Centuries - Prin on June 25th: 66.67% 
AuctionataThat's Entertainment! - A Collection of Original Scripts, Ephemera & Memorabilia on June 24th: 5.45% 
Alaska AuctionBooks, Posters, Prints on June 23rd: 90.24% 
Kedem AuctionIsraeli Culture of the 60's, 70's, and 80's on June 22nd: 62.10% 
Gonnelli Casa DAstePrints on June 14th: 44.47% 
PandolfiniPrints and Drawings from the 16th to the 20th Century - Books on June 23rd: 74.79% 
Adams Amsterdam AuctionsFine Art - Modern and Contemporary Art - Prints, Photos, Books on June 23rd: 66.67% 
Kestenbaum and CompanyFine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts, Holy Land Maps and Ceremonial Objects on June 23rd: 59.87% 
RR AuctionPop Culture - Internet Bidstart 6/15 on June 23rd: 59.13% 
EldredsFine and Decorative Arts - Prints on June 23rd: 67.80% 
AderLetters and Autograph Manuscripts - Day 2 on June 23rd: 53.33% 
AderLetters and Autograph Manuscripts on June 22nd: 64.88% 

 
 
Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys PRIMER on June 29th Actual price: USD $167,500.
  2. Heritage Auctions Prince Owned And Played Custom Made Signature Yellow Cloud Guitar (Circa 1988-1994). on June 25th Actual price: USD $137,500.
  3. Bonhams The Beatles: a rare autographed 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' album, signed on the gatefold sleeve by John Lennon, Paul McCartney George Harrison and Ringo Starr [later], on June 29th Actual price: USD $99,830.
  4. RR Auction John F. Kennedy Handwritten Letter to Mary Pinchot Meyer on June 23rd Actual price: USD $88,971.
  5. Bonhams Queen: Freddie Mercury's lyric notebook, circa 1988-1990, on June 29th Actual price: USD $83,750.
  6. Sothebys I. LUTZ, ALEX, SUZANNE AND CHRISTOPH ON BEACH II. JOY RAY III. CORINNE ON GLOUCESTER PLACE IV. MIKE PICKERING V. CHOIR VI. LUTZ & ALEX HOLDING EACH OTHER VII. OPERATING THEATER I VIII. CORNEL, ZURICH IX. HONG KONG TV REPORTER on June 29th Actual price: USD $75,375.
  7. RR Auction John F. Kennedy’s Rocking Chair on June 23rd Actual price: USD $74,938.
  8. Kestenbaum and Company Siddur [Weekday, Sabbath and Festival prayers. Includes Passover Hagadah and Ethics of the Fathers]. According to Aschkenazic rite. on June 23rd Actual price: USD $73,800.
  9. Pierre Berge and Associes Correspondance adressée à FélixBracquemond. on June 28th Actual price: USD $62,906.
  10. Sothebys SUBSTRAT 35 II on June 29th Actual price: USD $58,625.
  11. Pierre Berge and Associes Les Métamorphoses, eaux-fortes originales de Picasso on June 28th Actual price: USD $54,251.
  12. Sothebys LIGHTER 63 on June 29th Actual price: USD $46,900.
  13. Pandolfini DAS WERK VON GUSTAV KLIMT Hugo Heller. Vienna 1918. on June 23rd Actual price: USD $46,750.
  14. Kestenbaum and Company Miniature Sepher Torah written on vellum in an Aschkenazi square Hebrew hand. on June 23rd Actual price: USD $46,125.
  15. Potter and Potter Auctions Houdini Presents His Own Original Invention. The Greatest Sensational Mystery Ever Attempted In This or Any Other Age. on June 25th Actual price: USD $45,600.
  16. Heritage Auctions John Lennon Signed Copy Of Double Fantasy Owned By a Dakota Employee Who Attended To Lennon On The Night He Was Shot (Geffen GHS 2001, 1980). on June 25th Actual price: USD $42,500.
  17. Sothebys JOE 2064 on June 29th Actual price: USD $41,875.
  18. Ader Alexander CALDER Manuscrit autographe signé on June 22nd Actual price: USD $41,250.
  19. Sothebys ABSTRAKTES BILD (P1) on June 29th Actual price: USD $40,200.
  20. Kestenbaum and Company (RaYa”Tz. Sixth Grand Rabbi of Lubavitch, 1880-1950). on June 23rd Actual price: USD $39,360.
  21. Pandolfini Peripateticarum quaestionum libri quinque. on June 23rd Actual price: USD $38,500.
  22. Ader Stéphane MALLARMÉ Éventail avec poème autographe signé ; éventail plié de papier japonais décoré on June 22nd Actual price: USD $37,125.
  23. Sothebys LAKE SUPERIOR, JACOBS CREEK FALLS on June 29th Actual price: USD $36,850.
  24. Heritage Auctions Billie Holiday Concert Poster (Joe Glaser Presents, 1949), Extremely Rare. on June 25th Actual price: USD $35,000.
  25. Bonhams The Beatles / Peter Blake: A rare cut-out used on the 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' album cover of Bobby Breen, signed by Sir Peter Blake [later], on June 29th Actual price: USD $33,500.



For the week ahead 19 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jul. 4th
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. Comic Strips. 233 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 116 lots

Tue. Jul. 5th
Sothebys. London. Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts. 71 lots
Ader. PARIS. Illustrated and Modern Books. 134 lots
Christies. London - King Street. Fifty Prints by Rembrandt Van Rijn - A Private English Collection. 50 lots

Wed. Jul. 6th
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Western Manuscripts and Miniatures. 112 lots

Thu. Jul. 7th
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. Autographs, Documents, Ancient and Modern Books. 409 lots
John McInnis Auctioneers. Amesbury. Hopedale Mass. On Site Auction. 46 lots
Minerva Auctions Roma. Roma. Books, Autographs and Prints - Session 1. 325 lots

Fri. Jul. 8th
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Lancaster. Rare, Out of Print and Used Books. 470 lots
Minerva Auctions Roma. Roma. Books, Autographs and Prints - Session 2. 287 lots
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. Marine and Science. 10 lots
Minerva Auctions Roma. Roma. Books, Autographs and Prints - Session 3. 245 lots

Sat. Jul. 9th
Brunk Auctions. Asheville, NC . Books, Prints. 81 lots
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . July Estate Auction. 36 lots
Artcurial. Paris. Automobilia. 48 lots

Sun. Jul. 10th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 7/3.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 7/3.
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books, Art, Ephemera, and Collectibles.

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>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.