• <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b>  Lewis Morris Rutherfurd, The Moon, From a Negative taken at the Observatory of Mr. L. M. Rutherfurd...May 19, 1874. Est: $5,000-8,000 (Lot 3)
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> Alvin Langdon Coburn. London. With 20 photogravures by Coburn and text by Hilaire Belloc, London and New York: 1909. First edition. Est: $4,000-6,000 (Lot 32)
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> Lee Friedlander, Newark, New Jersey, 1962 and Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1972.<br>Est: $7,000-9,000 (Lot 50)
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> The  papers of Brevet Major General John Gross Barnard (1815-1882), Chief Engineer of the Army of the Potomac. Est: $75,000-100,000 (Lot 160)
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> James Joyce, Dubliners, London: Grant Richards, 1914. First edition. Est: $5,000-8,000 (Lot 362)
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> George Sand, Group of five volumes inscribed to Henry Harrisse. Est: $4,000-6,000 (Lot 405)
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> Thomas More, Sir, Saint [Utopia]: De optimo reip. statu deque nova insula utopia libellus vere aureus… Basel: Froben, March 1518. First Basel edition. Est: $15,000-25,000 (Lot 308)
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> Johannes Brahms, Autograph letter in German signed "Joh. Brahms.” Est: $4,000-6,000 (Lot 285)
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> Kelmscott Press, [Guilelmus, of Tyre, Archbishop]. The History of Godefrey of Boloyne. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1893. Est: $2,000-3,000 (Lot 270)
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> Gilles Robert de Vaugondy, Gilles Didier, Atlas universel...Paris: the author and Boudet, 1757[-58]. Est: $10,000 - $15,000  (Lot 222)
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> John Keats, Lamia, Isabella, the Eve of Saint Agnes and Other Poems. London: Taylor and Hessey, 1820. First edition. Est: $5,000-7,000 (Lot 399)
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> Specimen book of Schumacher & Ettlinge, between 1870-1895. Original roan-backed boards.. Est: $2,000-3,000 (Lot 195)
  • <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>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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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.

Bruce McKinney

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  • <b>Sotheby’s New York: The Maurice Neville Collection of Modern Literature (Part III). April 24, 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s NY Apr. 24:</b> Clemens, Samuel L. <i>The Writings Of Mark Twain.</i> New York And London: Harper & Brothers, 1904to1906. $80,000 to 120,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY Apr. 24:</b> Biggers, Earl Derr. <i>The House Without a Key</i>. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1925. $7,000 to 10,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY Apr. 24:</b> Bukowski, Charles. Extensively revised typescript of his novel <i>Factotum</i>. [Los Angeles, c. 1973 to 75]. $50,000 to 70,000
    <b>Sotheby’s New York: The Maurice Neville Collection of Modern Literature (Part III). April 24, 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s NY Apr. 24:</b> Dickens, Charles. Autograph quotation from <i>A Christmas Carol</i> signed ("Charles Dickens" With Paraph). $25,000 to 35,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY Apr. 24:</b> Fitzgerald, Zelda. A group of paper dolls with costumes, circa 1927. $25,000 to 35,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY Apr. 24:</b> Hemingway, Ernest. <i>Men Without Women</i>. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1928. $25,000 to 35,000
    <b>Sotheby’s New York: The Maurice Neville Collection of Modern Literature (Part III). April 24, 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s NY Apr. 24:</b> Lawrence, T. E. Autograph letter signed ("TE Shaw") completing the order for George VII — The Brough Superior motorcycle on which he was killed. $5,000 to 7,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY Apr. 24:</b> Steadman, Ralph. "Somewhere Around Barstow". $7,000 to 10,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY Apr. 24:</b> Jones, Robert Tyre ("Bobby"), and O. B. Keeler. <i>Down The Fairway: The Golf Life And Play Of Robert T. Jones, Jr.</i> New York: Minton, Balch, 1927. $7,000 to 10,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY Apr. 24:</b> Ruth, George Herman ("Babe"). <i>Babe Ruth's Own Book Of Baseball</i>. New York & London: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1928. $8,000 to 12,000
  • <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>Old World Auctions, Apr. 26:</b> Lot 37. Anonymous, <i>[Untitled - Ancient World]</i>, 1553. Est. $20,000 - $23,000
    <b>Old World Auctions, Apr. 26:</b> Lot 45. Cellarius, <i>Haemisphaerium Stellatum Australe</i>, 1708. Est. $2,400 - $3,000
    <b>Old World Auctions, Apr. 26:</b> Lot 51. Kircher, <i>Systema Ideale quo Exprimitur</i>, 1665. Est. $1,600 - $1,900
    <b>Old World Auctions, Apr. 26:</b> Lot 152. David H. Vance, <i>Map of the United States of North America</i>, 1825. Est. $8,000 - $10,000
    <b>Old World Auctions, Apr. 26:</b> Lot 309. Mark Storm, <i>Official Texas Brags Map of North America</i>, 1948. Est. $350 - $425
    <b>Old World Auctions, Apr. 26:</b> Lot 426. B. Crété, <i>Carte Symbolique de l'Europe / Europe en 1914</i>, 1915. Est. $2,000 - $2,300
    <b>Old World Auctions, Apr. 26:</b> Lot 636. Hartmann Schedel, <i>Folio LXIIII - Destruccio Iherosolime</i>, 1493. Est. $1,100 - $1,400
    <b>Old World Auctions, Apr. 26:</b> Lot 649. Heinrich Bunting, <i>Asia Secunda pars Terrae in Forma Pegasi</i>, 1581. Est. $3,000 - $3,750
    <b>Old World Auctions, Apr. 26:</b> Lot 747. Theodore de Bry, <i> [Lot of 22 - Complete Set of De Bry's Virginia Natives]</i>, 1590. Est. $6,000 - $7,000
    <b>Old World Auctions, Apr. 26:</b> Lot 769. Lotter/Lobeck, <i>Atlas Geographicus Portatilis</i>, 1760. Est. $1,900 - $2,200
    <b>Old World Auctions, Apr. 26:</b> Lot 772. Henry Teesdale, <i>A New General Atlas of the World</i>, 1835. Est. $1,200 - $1,500
    <b>Old World Auctions, Apr. 26:</b> Lot 777. Marco Coltellini, <i>[3 Volumes] Il Gazzettiere Americano</i>, 1763. Est. $5,500 - $7,000
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4: Autographs</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Ernest Hemingway, Autograph Letter Signed "Love / Mr. Papa," to Marlene Dietrich, Cuba, 1952. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Alexis de Tocqueville, Autograph Letter Signed, on the publication of <i> Democracy in America </i>, 1837. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Thomas Hart Benton, Autograph Manuscript, draft of <i>The Mechanics of Form Organization in Painting</i>, with sketches, 1926. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4: Autographs</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Elliot Erwitt, photograph of Kennedy & Eisenhower, signed by both,<br>c. 1960. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> John Adams, Partly-printed Document Signed, as President, countersigned by Secretary of State Timothy Pickering, 1798. $4,000 to $6,000. 
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Graphite drawing of Albert Einstein, signed by him & the artist, S.N. Swamy, 1950. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4: Autographs</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Autograph Musical Quotation Signed, London, 1888. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Thomas Jefferson, Partly-printed vellum Document Signed, as President, countersigned by Secretary of State James Madison, 1809. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Agatha Christie, Autograph Manuscript notebook with early drafts for numerous novels, Baghdad, circa 1948. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4: Autographs</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Claude Monet, Autograph Letter Signed to Desmond Fitzgerald, in French, 1889. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Photograph of Fidel Castro, Signed & Inscribed, in Spanish, 1955. $3,500 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Frederick Stuart Church, archive of 17 illustrated Autograph Letters Signed to Evander Schley, 1905-11. $5,000 to $7,500.