• <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> A Rare 3-rotor German Enigma I Enciphering Machine. $70,000 to $90,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Important collection of correspondence between Werner Heisenberg and Bruno Rossi. $40,000 to $60,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Walt Whitman Autograph manuscript containing his thoughts on death. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> David Roberts. <i>Holy Land</i>. Six volumes. 1842-1849. First edition. $15,000 to $25,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Extensive collection of Ray Bradbury's primary works, most signed or inscribed. $15,000 to $20,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Peter Force. Declaration of Independence. $12,000 to $18,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Steinbeck. <i>Grapes of Wrath</i>. A fine copy of the first edition. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Lewis & Clark. <i>Travels to the Source of the Missouri River</i>... First English edition, extra-illustrated. 1814. $10,000 to 15,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Manuscript document signed by Nuno de Guzman relating to Hernan Cortes, 1528. $8,000 to $12,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> “Nos los inquisidores..." The first book in English printed West of the Mississippi. [1787]. $5,000 to $8,000.
  • <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>
  • <b>Case Antiques: Historic Winter Fine Art and Antiques Auction<br>January 27, 2018</b>
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 27:</b> <i>The Massachusetts Magazine: or Monthly Museum of Knowledge and Rational Entertainment,</i> 1789. Signed by George Washington. $28,000 to $32,000
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 27:</b> George Washington Signed Letter to John Marshall. $12,000 to $14,000
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 27:</b> Picasso Signed “Vallauris” 1952 Exhibition Poster. $6,000 to $8,000
    <b>Case Antiques: Historic Winter Fine Art and Antiques Auction<br>January 27, 2018</b>
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 27:</b> Military appointment commission document signed by both President Thomas Jefferson and Secretary of War Henry Dearborn, dated January 27, 1803. $2,400 to $2,800
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 27:</b> Doris Ulmann and Julia Peterkin. <i>Roll, Jordan, Roll.</i> New York, 1933, deluxe edition, preceding first edition of the same year. No. 74 of 350. $5,000 to $6,000
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 27:</b> John Marshall. <i>The Life of George Washington,</i> Philadelphia, 1832. Signed by author. $5,000 to $7,000
    <b>Case Antiques: Historic Winter Fine Art and Antiques Auction<br>January 27, 2018</b>
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 27:</b> Samuel L. Margolies (American, 1897-1974). Aquatint and etching, "Builders of Babylon," 1937. $4,000 to $4,500
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 27:</b> Two Robert E. Lee (1807-1870) signed documents as President of Washington College. $3,000 to $3,500
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 27:</b> William C. Harris. <i>The Fishes of North America That Are Captured on Hook and Line</i>, Vol I., New York, 1898. 40 chromolithograph plates. $2,000 to $2,500
    <b>Case Antiques: Historic Winter Fine Art and Antiques Auction<br>January 27, 2018</b>
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 27:</b> $100 "Date Back" bank note 1902 from the Clarksville National Bank, Clarksville, Tennessee, depicting the portrait of John Jay Knox, Jr. $1,400 to $1,800
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 27:</b> View of the University of Virginia, Charlottesville and Monticello, Taken from Lewis Mountain, drawn and lithographed by Edward Sachse. $800 to $1,000
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 27:</b> Large Civil War photograph mounted on card stock depicting Rossville Gap in Missionary Ridge. $400 to $450
  • <b>Potter & Potter Auctions: Fine Books & Manuscripts. January 27, 2018</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions Jan. 27:</b><br>Lot 39: Presidential Pardon Signed by John F. Kennedy. November 1962. $7,000 to $9,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions Jan. 27:</b><br>Lot 537: Marc Chagall. <i>Illustrations for the Bible</i>. Features 28 lithograph plates. First American edition, 1956. $2,000 to $3,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions Jan. 27:</b><br>Lot 252: Jack Kerouac. <i>On the Road</i>. 1957. First edition. $5,000 to $7,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions: Fine Books & Manuscripts. January 27, 2018</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions Jan. 27:</b><br>Lot 143: Arthur Rimbaud. <i>A Season in Hell</i>. With photogravures by Robert Mapplethorpe. The Limited Editions Club, 1986. $600 to $800
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions Jan. 27:</b><br>Lot 72: Group of 11 Harry Truman Signed Letters. Typed & signed by the former President. 1962-1970. $1,500 to $2,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions Jan. 27:</b><br>Lot 157: Arthur Conan Doyle. The Complete Works of Sherlock Holmes by The Limited Editions Club. 8 vols. 1950-52. $300 to $500
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions: Fine Books & Manuscripts. January 27, 2018</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions Jan. 27:</b><br>Lot 173: Jacob Lawrence. <i>The First Book of Moses, Called Genesis</i>. Illustrated with silkscreens by Lawrence. 1989. $2,000 to $3,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions Jan. 27:</b><br>Lot 239: William Faulkner. <i>Sartoris</i>. First edition. New York: Harcourt, Brace, & Company, 1929. $2,000 to $3,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions Jan. 27:</b><br>Lot 286: Walt Whitman. New Year’s Eve Postcard Signed, “Walt Whitman,” to the poet Gabriel Sarrazin. January, 1891. $4,000 to $6,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions: Fine Books & Manuscripts. January 27, 2018</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions Jan. 27:</b><br>Lot 351: Pair of European Fine Bindings. Including Gesanbuch (1831) & Naboznych Vylevov (1911). $200 to $300
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions Jan. 27:</b><br>Lot 423: August Luben. <i> Naturhistorischer Atlas der Saugethiere </i>. Includes complete set of 30 loose plates. Leipzig: 1858. $1,000 to $1,500
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions Jan. 27:</b><br>Lot 386: <i>Famous Monsters of Filmland No 1</i>. Art by Will Elder, text by Forrest Ackerman. Warren’s first monster magazine. Feb, 1958. $2,000 to $3,000

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15 Auctions Archived, 26 Auctions Upcoming

For the week ended Saturday July 9th 15 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 8 denominated in euros, 3 in British pounds, and 4 in US dollars.  Turnover was $5,807,298 as 7,821 lots were offered and 4,892 sold for a slim 63% success rate.  The summer is upon us.


2 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars:

Christies. Fifty Prints by Rembrandt Van Rijn - A Private English Collection on July 5th: $2,697,118
Sothebys. Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts on July 5th: $1,163,809

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

Dorotheum . Books and Decorative Prints on June 30th: 183.73%
Sothebys. Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts on July 5th: 166.74%
Pierre Berge and Associes. Prints on July 3rd: 135.32%


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

John McInnis Auctioneers. Henry D. Audesse Collection - Books, Prints on July 2nd: 100.00%
National Book Auctions. Books Carter, Vampires, Kulicke, etc. on June 26th: 99.67%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 6/26 on July 3rd: 99.64%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 6/26 on July 3rd: 98.12%
Dorotheum . Books and Decorative Prints on June 30th: 88.22%
Christies. Fifty Prints by Rembrandt Van Rijn - A Private English Collection on July 5th: 88.00%
Sothebys. Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts on July 5th: 81.69%


15 total sales were reported this week:

Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. Books, Graphics modern and ancient Arts, Antiques on June 25th: 44.74%
Minerva Auctions Roma. Books, Autographs and Prints - Session 1 on July 7th: 28.62%
De Baecque and Associes. Autographs, Documents, Ancient and Modern Books on July 7th: 55.50%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Western Manuscripts and Miniatures on July 6th: 71.43%
Christies. Fifty Prints by Rembrandt Van Rijn - A Private English Collection on July 5th: 88.00%
Sothebys. Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts on July 5th: 81.69%
Neret Minet and Tessier. Comic Strips on July 4th: 68.67%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on July 5th: 68.97%
Pierre Berge and Associes. Prints on July 3rd: 50.00%
OSENAT. The Empire at Fontainebleau on July 3rd: 54.17%
John McInnis Auctioneers. Henry D. Audesse Collection - Books, Prints on July 2nd: 100.00%
Dorotheum . Books and Decorative Prints on June 30th: 88.22%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 6/26 on July 3rd: 98.12%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 6/26 on July 3rd: 99.64%
National Book Auctions. Books Carter, Vampires, Kulicke, etc. on June 26th: 99.67%

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys Book of Hours, Use of Rome, in Latin on July 5th Actual price: USD $521,300.
  2. Christies The Woman with the Arrow on July 5th Actual price: USD $331,500.
  3. Christies Christ returning from the Temple with His Parents on July 5th Actual price: USD $228,540.
  4. Christies Saint Jerome beside a Pollard Willow on July 5th Actual price: USD $191,100.
  5. Christies The Windmill on July 5th Actual price: USD $153,660.
  6. Christies Saint Jerome in a dark Chamber on July 5th Actual price: USD $134,940.
  7. Christies View of Amsterdam from the Kadjik on July 5th Actual price: USD $134,940.
  8. Bloomsbury Auctions Zechariah (Yirmiyahu), Jeremiah (Zechariah), Proverbs (Mishlei) and Chronicles (Divrei Hayamim) from a Hebrew Bible in codex form , on parchment on July 6th Actual price: USD $112,840.
  9. Christies Landscape with a Farm Building and the 'House with the Tower' on July 5th Actual price: USD $106,860.
  10. Christies Landscape with Cottages and a Hay Barn: Oblong on July 5th Actual price: USD $97,500.
  11. Christies Christ preaching ('La Petite Tombe') on July 5th Actual price: USD $87,750.
  12. Christies The Flight into Egypt: altered from Seghers on July 5th Actual price: USD $87,750.
  13. Christies A Cottage beside a Canal with a View of Ouderkerk on July 5th Actual price: USD $81,250.
  14. Christies Cottages and Farm Buildings with a Man sketching on July 5th Actual price: USD $65,000.
  15. Sothebys Book of Hours, Use of Paris, in Latin and French on July 5th Actual price: USD $61,750.
  16. Christies The Return of the Prodigal Son on July 5th Actual price: USD $56,875.
  17. Sothebys The Three Maries at the Sepulchre, very large historiated initial from an Antiphoner, in Latin on July 5th Actual price: USD $56,875.
  18. Christies The Flight into Egypt: crossing a Brook on July 5th Actual price: USD $52,813.
  19. Christies The Star of the Kings: a Night Piece on July 5th Actual price: USD $52,813.
  20. Christies Christ driving the Money Changers from the Temple on July 5th Actual price: USD $52,813.
  21. Christies Jan Lutma, Goldsmith on July 5th Actual price: USD $48,750.
  22. Christies Abraham's Sacrifice on July 5th Actual price: USD $48,750.
  23. Christies The Angel appearing to the Shepherds on July 5th Actual price: USD $48,750.
  24. Christies The Good Samaritan on July 5th Actual price: USD $48,750.
  25. Bloomsbury Auctions The Noblecourt Homer papyrus , containing the Iliad, song II, lines 794-804 and 839-845 in dactylic hexameter verse, in Homeric Greek, fragments from a manuscript papyrus scroll on July 6th Actual price: USD $46,748.


For the week ahead 26 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jul. 11th
Auctionata. Berlin. Abstract Art of the 21st Century - Prints. 138 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Figurative Art of the 20th and 21st Centuries. 136 lots
Kedem Auction. Jerusalem . Books, Chassidim, Manuscripts, Rabbinic Letters. 379 lots
Tooveys. West Sussex. Antiquarian and Collectors Books. 243 lots

Tue. Jul. 12th
Sothebys. London. English Literature, History, Children's Books & Illustrations. 266 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Castle of Style: Books. 21 lots
Kedem Auction. Jerusalem . Manuscripts, Graphics. 114 lots
Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers. Kilkenny. The Philip Murray Book Collection. 583 lots
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Exeter. Prints. 10 lots

Wed. Jul. 13th
Christies. London - King Street. THE GIANCARLO BELTRAME LIBRARY OF SCIENTIFIC BOOKS, PART I. 100 lots
Christies. London - King Street. Valuable Books and Manuscripts. 170 lots
Tooveys. West Sussex. Prints. 27 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. RR Auction: Fine Autographs and Artifacts - Internet bidstart 6/26. 1171 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Decorate. Art Deco, Bauhaus, Contemporary Collectibles - Prints. 11 lots

Thu. Jul. 14th
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Literature. 490 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Summer Market Sale - Books, Prints. 48 lots
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Cape Town. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 7/7. 353 lots
Anteo Subastas. San Sebastián. July 14th Sale - Graphic Works. 9 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Valuable Books. 30 lots

Fri. Jul. 15th
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Hudson. Midsummer's Evening Sale - Prints. 41 lots

Sat. Jul. 16th
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints. 154 lots
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Books and Prints. 37 lots

Sun. Jul. 17th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 7/10.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 7/10.
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints. 51 lots
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Prints and Books. 39 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Feb 15:</b> Icons & Images: Photographs & Photobooks
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 1:</b> Vintage Posters Featuring Highlights from the Gail Chisholm Collection
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 8:</b> Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 13:</b> 19th & 20th Century Prints & Drawings
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 22:</b> Autographs
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 29:</b> Printed & Manuscript African Americana
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Apr 12:</b> Printed & Manuscript Americana
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Apr 26:</b> Fine Illustrated Books & Graphics
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 3:</b> Graphic Design
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 15:</b> 19th & 20th Century Literature
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Jun 7:</b><br>Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Jun 21:</b> Revolutionary & Presidential Americana from the Collection of William Wheeler III
  • <b>Arader Galleries Auction<br>January 27, 2018</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 27:</b> Snowy Heron, Plate 242. John James Audubon (1785-1851). First Edition Engravings with Original Hand Color. London: Robert Havell, 1827-1838.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 27:</b> Great Blue Heron, Plate 211. John James Audubon (1785-1851). First Edition Engravings with Original Hand Color. London: Robert Havell, 1827-1838.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 27:</b> The Clouded Leopard. Charles Robert Knight (1874-1953). Oil on canvas.
    <b>Arader Galleries Auction<br>January 27, 2018</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 27:</b> A Bouquet of Daffodils and Other Flowers with a Butterfly on the Stem. Pierre-Joseph Redouté (1759-1840). Black Chalk, Watercolor And Gum Arabic On Vellum.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 27:</b> CELLARIUS, Andreas (ca 1596-1665). <i>Harmonia macrocosmica seu atlas universalis et Novus</i>. Amsterdam: Pieter Schenk and Gerald Valk, 1708.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 27:</b> HOMANN, Johann Baptist (1663-1724). <i>Grosser Atlas über die gantze Welt</i>. Nuremburg: J.H.G. Bieling for the heirs of Homann, 1737.
    <b>Arader Galleries Auction<br>January 27, 2018</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 27:</b> LEVAILLANT, Francois (1753-1824). <i>Histoire naturelle des perroquets</i>. Paris: Levrault frères (later Levrault, Schoell & Co.), 1801-1805.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 27:</b> FUCHS, Leonhard (1501-1566). <i>De historia stirpium commentarii insignes. adiectis earundem vivis plusquam quingentis imaginibus</i>… Basel: Michel Isingrin, 1542.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 27:</b> Original Manuscript Map "Plano De Una Parte De La Provincia De La Luisiana..." AN EXCEPTIONALLY FINE AND HISTORICALLY IMPORTANT MAP SHOWING THE ORIGINS OF THE STATE OF TEXAS AT THE TURN OF THE 19TH CENTURY.
    <b>Arader Galleries Auction<br>January 27, 2018</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 27:</b> J. De Cordova's Map of the State of Texas Compiled from the records of the General Land Office of the State by Robert Creuzbaur, Houston. Hand-colored lithograph. New York: J. Atwood, 1850.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 27:</b> Texas. David Burr (1803-1875). Engraved Map with original hand color in full. New York: J. H. Colton & Co., 1834. Second Edition.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 27:</b> Map of Texas with Parts of Adjoining States Compiled by Stephen F. Austin. Engraved Map with original hand color. Philadelphia, 1830. First Edition.
  • <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books and Works on Paper. January 25, 2018</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 25:</b> <i>Verve: Revue Artistique et Littéraire/An Artistic and Literary Quarterly,</i> nos.1-38 in 26 vol [a complete set], numerous colour lithographs by Picasso, Chagall, Matisse & others. £8,000 to £12,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 25:</b> Wesley (John, Church of England clergyman and a founder of Methodism, 1703-91). Autograph Letter signed to Rev. John Bredin, 1782. £8,000 to £12,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 25:</b> Austen (Jane). Brock (Charles Edward). A group of seventeen ink and watercolour drawings for Dent's edition of Jane Austen's <i>Sense and Sensibility,</i> 1908. £6,000 to £8,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books and Works on Paper. January 25, 2018</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 25:</b> Tibullus (Albius) and Gaius Valerius Catullus. <i>Elegiae, sive Carmina,</i> Venice, Andreas de Paltasichis, 1487. £5,000 to £7,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 25:</b> Doves Press. English Bible (The), 5 vol., one of 500 copies, signed and inscribed by Laurence Hodson, Doves Press, 1903. £5,000 to £7,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 25:</b> Africa. Smith (Andrew). <i>Illustrations of the Zoology of South Africa,</i> 5 vol., first edition, original cloth, [1838-50]. £4,000 to £6,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books and Works on Paper. January 25, 2018</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 25:</b> Longitude. <i>An Act for providing a Publick Reward for such Person or Persons as shall Discover the Longitude at Sea,</i> first edition of this highly important act, John Baskett, 1714. £3,000 to £5,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 25:</b> Shirley (James). <i>Six new playes, viz. The Brothers. Sisters. Doubtfull Heir. Imposture. Cardinall. Court secret,</i> first edition, 1653. £3,000 to £4,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 25:</b> Heaney (Seamus). <i>Ugolino,</i> number 77 of 125 copies, Dublin, Dolmen Press, 1979. £3,000 to £4,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books and Works on Paper. January 25, 2018</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 25:</b> Lasinio (Carlo, 1759-1838). <i>[Ritratti Originali de Pittori Esistenti Nella Reale Galleria de Firenze],</i> 99 engravings, circa 1791-96. £1,800 to £2,200
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 25:</b> Japan. Kusakabe Kimbei. Photograph Album, 50 hand-coloured albumen prints, oblong folio, [c.1890-1900]. £1,500 to £2,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 25:</b> Polar. Expedition in search of Sir John Franklin. Arctic Expedition in search of Sir John Franklin, printed flyer, 1852. £1,000 to £1,500