• <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
  • <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>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

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7 sales Archived, 7 Sales Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 30 July 7 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Database.  All sales this week were denominated in US dollars.  For the week 2,933 lots were offered and 2,721 sold for a 93% success rate.  Turnover was a slim $1,015,788.

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

Charlton HallSix Centuries at Auction - Books, Prints on July 23rd: 113.73% 
Copley Fine Art AuctionsSporting Sale - Fine Art Prints on July 24th: 110.50% 


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

National Book AuctionsBooks, Art and Ephemera - Hogarth, Egypt, London, Maps, etc. on July 24th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 7/17 on July 24th: 100.00% 
Copley Fine Art AuctionsSporting Sale - Fine Art Prints on July 24th: 98.68% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 7/17 on July 24th: 95.74% 
Charlton HallSix Centuries at Auction - Books, Prints on July 23rd: 89.47% 
Potter and Potter AuctionsThree Ring Auction! on July 23rd: 85.69% 


7 total sales reported this week: 

National Book AuctionsBooks, Art and Ephemera - Hogarth, Egypt, London, Maps, etc. on July 24th: 100.00% 
Copley Fine Art AuctionsSporting Sale - Fine Art Prints on July 24th: 98.68% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 7/17 on July 24th: 95.74% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 7/17 on July 24th: 100.00% 
Goldberg Coins and CollectiblesThe Stamps, Manuscripts and Space Memorabilia Sale on July 23rd: 75.76% 
Potter and Potter AuctionsThree Ring Auction! on July 23rd: 85.69% 
Charlton HallSix Centuries at Auction - Books, Prints on July 23rd: 89.47% 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Potter and Potter Auctions Buffalo Bill’s Wild West and Congress of Rough Riders of the World.The Duel of the Cannoneers Light Battery Artillery Exercises. on July 23rd Actual price: USD $12,000.
  2. Potter and Potter Auctions Buffalo Bill’s Wild West and Congress of Rough Riders of the World. U.S.Cavalry Exercises. The Military Marvels of the World. on July 23rd Actual price: USD $12,000.
  3. Potter and Potter Auctions Buffalo Bill’s Wild West and Congress of Rough Riders of the World. A Group of Wild West Girls and Cowboys – The Virginia Reel on Horseback. on July 23rd Actual price: USD $12,000.
  4. Heritage Auctions Amazing Fantasy #15 on July 24th Actual price: USD $10,158.
  5. Goldberg Coins and Collectibles Tobiasse, Theo. The Pigeon and The Lovers of Notre Dame on July 23rd Actual price: USD $9,600.
  6. Potter and Potter Auctions Al. G. Barnes Wild Animal Circus Wagon Gilt Carving. on July 23rd Actual price: USD $9,600.
  7. Copley Fine Art Auctions Ferruginous Thrush on July 24th Actual price: USD $9,360.
  8. Potter and Potter Auctions Penny Arcade Fortune Teller Machine. Cleopatra.Temple of Fate! Consult the Oracle! on July 23rd Actual price: USD $9,000.
  9. Heritage Auctions Detective Comics #35 on July 24th Actual price: USD $7,170.
  10. Heritage Auctions The Amazing Spider-Man #1 on July 24th Actual price: USD $7,170.
  11. Goldberg Coins and Collectibles Lincoln, Abraham on July 23rd Actual price: USD $6,600.
  12. Copley Fine Art Auctions Shoveller Duck on July 24th Actual price: USD $6,480.
  13. Goldberg Coins and Collectibles Bruce Lee Signed Photo from Fist of Fury on July 23rd Actual price: USD $6,300.
  14. Copley Fine Art Auctions Six Federal Duck Stamps and Prints on July 24th Actual price: USD $6,120.
  15. Potter and Potter Auctions Ringling Brothers. The Grand Highway Locomotive “Hercules,” Capacity 120,000 Lbs. Drawing a Section of the Enormous Street Parade. on July 23rd Actual price: USD $6,000.
  16. Charlton Hall WILD TURKEY, on July 23rd Actual price: USD $6,000.
  17. Copley Fine Art Auctions Marsh Gunner, 1918 on July 24th Actual price: USD $5,760.
  18. Copley Fine Art Auctions Brant Goose on July 24th Actual price: USD $5,040.
  19. Potter and Potter Auctions Portrait of John Sitting Bull. Sioux Tribe. on July 23rd Actual price: USD $4,800.
  20. Goldberg Coins and Collectibles 7 Past U.S. Presidents, 1969-2009, Signed Photograph of Air Force One on July 23rd Actual price: USD $4,800.
  21. Goldberg Coins and Collectibles Obama, Barack on July 23rd Actual price: USD $4,800.
  22. Goldberg Coins and Collectibles 1969 Apollo 11 important working documents (x3) on July 23rd Actual price: USD $4,800.
  23. Goldberg Coins and Collectibles 1986 STS-51L Crew Member Signed NASA Color Litho on July 23rd Actual price: USD $4,800.
  24. Heritage Auctions Conan the Barbarian #58 Page 23 Original Art on July 24th Actual price: USD $4,780.
  25. Copley Fine Art Auctions Old Tom, 1926 on July 24th Actual price: USD $4,320.



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

National Book Auctions. Books, Art and Ephemera - Hogarth, Egypt, London, Maps, etc. on July 24th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 7/17 on July 24th: 100.00%
Copley Fine Art Auctions. Sporting Sale - Fine Art Prints on July 24th: 98.68%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 7/17 on July 24th: 95.74%
Charlton Hall. Six Centuries at Auction - Books, Prints on July 23rd: 89.47%
Potter and Potter Auctions. Three Ring Auction! on July 23rd: 85.69%


14 total sales reported this week:

National Book Auctions. Books, Art and Ephemera - Hogarth, Egypt, London, Maps, etc. on July 24th: 100.00%
Copley Fine Art Auctions. Sporting Sale - Fine Art Prints on July 24th: 98.68%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 7/17 on July 24th: 95.74%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 7/17 on July 24th: 100.00%
Goldberg Coins and Collectibles. The Stamps, Manuscripts and Space Memorabilia Sale on July 23rd: 75.76%
Potter and Potter Auctions. Three Ring Auction! on July 23rd: 85.69%
Charlton Hall. Six Centuries at Auction - Books, Prints on July 23rd: 89.47%


For the week ahead 7 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Aug. 1st
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. American History - Online bidstart 7/21. 458 lots

Wed. Aug. 3rd
Swann Galleries. New York. Vintage Posters. 582 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Summer Americana Auction. 31 lots

Thu. Aug. 4th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics. 1246 lots

Fri. Aug. 5th
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Hudson. Americana Exposition Auction - Decorative Prints. 57 lots

Sun. Aug. 7th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 7/31.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. /Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 7/31.

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  • <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>Sotheby’s London: Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts and Continental and Russian Books.<br>July 3, 2018</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s London, July 3:</b> The Breviary of Marie (1344-1404), Duchess of Bar, Daughter of Bonne of Luxembourg and King John II (the Good) of France, Franciscan Use, in Latin with a few rubrics in French [France (Paris), c.1360]. £500,000 to £700,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London, July 3:</b> John Chrysostom, Homilies on Matthew’s Gospel, in Greek [Byzantine Empire (Constantinople), late 9th century]. £200,000 to £300,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London, July 3:</b> Bible, with prologues and interpretations of Hebrew Names, in Latin [France (Paris), c.1250]. £80,000 to £120,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London: Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts and Continental and Russian Books.<br>July 3, 2018</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s London, July 3:</b> Euclides. Elementa Geometriae [Translated by Adelardus Bathoniensis, Edited by Johannes Campanus]. Vicenza: Leonardus Achates de Basilea and Guilielmus de Papia, [13 May Or 20 June] 1491. £40,000 to £60,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London, July 3:</b> Apocalypsis Sancti Johannis. Single Leaf from a Block Book [Schreiber's Edition III]. [The Netherlands, C. 1465-1470]. £15,000 to £20,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London, July 3:</b> Seneca, Lucius Annaeus. Opera Philosophica. Epistolae [Edited by Blasius Romerus]. Treviso: Bernardus De Colonia, 1478. £20,000 to £30,000