• <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>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.

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16 Auctions Archived, 21 Sales Upcoming

For the week ended Saturday 3 September 2016 16 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 2 denominated in euros, 1 in Mexican pesos, and 13 in US dollars.  Sales totaled $1,279,737 as 4,278 lots were offered and 3,324 sold for a 78% success rate.


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

Northeast Auctions. Summer Weekend Auction - Prints, Books on August 20th: 137.56%
Eldreds. September Evening Sale - Prints on September 1st: 107.19%
Potter and Potter Auctions. Magic, Old and New on August 27th: 100.08%


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

Alaska Auction. Prints on September 1st: 100.00%
National Book Auctions. Books on August 27th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 8/21 on August 28th: 99.67%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 8/21 on August 28th: 98.23%
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Prints on August 27th: 97.83%
Potter and Potter Auctions. Magic, Old and New on August 27th: 95.30%
Northeast Auctions. Summer Weekend Auction - Prints, Books on August 20th: 94.44%
Alaska Auction. Prints and Books on August 31st: 90.32%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on August 30th: 89.74%


16 total sales reported this week:

Alaska Auction. Prints on September 1st: 100.00%
Alaska Auction. Prints and Books on August 31st: 90.32%
Eldreds. September Evening Sale - Prints on September 1st: 71.43%
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Modern First Editions on September 1st: 36.03%
Rossini. 19th Century Posters, Prints, Lithographs on August 31st: 26.67%
National Book Auctions. Books on August 27th: 100.00%
Morton Subastas. Books and Manuscripts on August 30th: 28.34%
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Making and Breaking Records: Entertainment and Sports Memorability on August 30th: 44.07%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on August 30th: 89.74%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 8/21 on August 28th: 99.67%
Alexander Historical Auctions. Militaria - Documents, Books, letters, photos on August 25th: 68.16%
Michaans Auctions. Prints on August 21st: 75.00%
Northeast Auctions. Summer Weekend Auction - Prints, Books on August 20th: 94.44%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 8/21 on August 28th: 98.23%
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Prints on August 27th: 97.83%
Potter and Potter Auctions. Magic, Old and New on August 27th: 95.30%

 


Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Alexander Historical Auctions ADOLF HITLER WATERCOLOR PAINTING on August 25th Actual price: USD $24,300.
  2. AntiquarianAuctions.com ACROSS THE RIVER AND INTO THE TREES on September 1st Actual price: USD $20,000.
  3. AntiquarianAuctions.com EGYPT, NUBIA, PALESTINE AND SYRIA on September 1st Actual price: USD $12,390.
  4. Northeast Auctions RARE SATIRICAL PRINT "A NEW METHOD OF MACARONY MAKING, AS PRACTICED AT BOSTON," 1774. on August 20th Actual price: USD $11,520.
  5. Northeast Auctions RARE ALLEGORICAL ENGRAVING "AMERICA" MEMORIALIZING REVOLUTIONARY WAR HEROES, CIRCA 1781. on August 20th Actual price: USD $10,560.
  6. Potter and Potter Auctions Silhouette of Harry Houdini Cut by Dai 398 Vernon. on August 27th Actual price: USD $10,200.
  7. Potter and Potter Auctions Program of Magician Dr. Lynn. on August 27th Actual price: USD $9,000.
  8. Northeast Auctions AMERICAN BLACK OR SILVER FOX, NO. 24, PLATE CXVI FROM "THE VIVIPAROUS QUADRUPEDS OF NORTH AMERICA." on August 20th Actual price: USD $8,880.
  9. Northeast Auctions BOUND GROUP OF LEDGER SHEETS FOR THE SHIPS "ALFRED" AND "TRUMBULL," 1775-1777. on August 20th Actual price: USD $8,880.
  10. Alexander Historical Auctions OMAHA BEACH INVASION PLANS AND MAP OVERLAYS, USED BY AN OFFICER WHO LANDED ON D-DAY on August 25th Actual price: USD $8,505.
  11. Alexander Historical Auctions BAND OF BROTHERS POSTER on August 25th Actual price: USD $8,505.
  12. Northeast Auctions JOHN HANCOCK, PRESIDENT OF THE CONTINENTAL CONGRESS. SIGNED NAVAL COMMISSION FOR DUDLEY SALTONSTALL, PHILADELPHIA, DECEMBER 7, 1775. on August 20th Actual price: USD $8,400.
  13. Alexander Historical Auctions WAFFEN-SS OFFICER'S VISOR HAT BY EREL on August 25th Actual price: USD $7,898.
  14. Alexander Historical Auctions SS M1940 DOUBLE DECAL HELMET BY QUIST on August 25th Actual price: USD $6,683.
  15. Alexander Historical Auctions ALLGEMEINE-SS OFFICER'S VISOR HAT on August 25th Actual price: USD $6,683.
  16. Alexander Historical Auctions ADOLF HITLER'S N.S.D.A.P. SWASTIKA ARMBAND FOUND IN HIS MUNICH HEADQUARTERS on August 25th Actual price: USD $6,075.
  17. Potter and Potter Auctions Dai Vernon’s Linking Rings. on August 27th Actual price: USD $6,000.
  18. Alexander Historical Auctions FALLSCHIRMJAGER M38 HELMET WITH SWIRL PATTERN CAMO on August 25th Actual price: USD $5,771.
  19. Potter and Potter Auctions Autograph Letter of Alexander Herrmann. on August 27th Actual price: USD $5,760.
  20. Potter and Potter Auctions Dramatic Cabinet Photograph of Magician Servais LeRoy. on August 27th Actual price: USD $5,280.
  21. Potter and Potter Auctions Professor Herrmann Program and Press Notice at Egyptian Hall. on August 27th Actual price: USD $5,280.
  22. Northeast Auctions BRITISH REVOLUTIONARY WAR LETTER OF MARQUE (PRIVATEERING COMMISSION) ISSUED TO RICHARD RIDDLE, CAPTAIN OF THE SCHOONER "ARBUTHNOT," 7 JULY, 1781. on August 20th Actual price: USD $5,280.
  23. Potter and Potter Auctions Houdini Packing Case Escape Challenge. on August 27th Actual price: USD $5,040.
  24. Potter and Potter Auctions L’Escamoteuse. on August 27th Actual price: USD $5,040.
  25. Potter and Potter Auctions Dr. Lynn’s Anglo-Indian Entertainment Program Booklet. on August 27th Actual price: USD $5,040.


For the week ahead 21 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Sep. 5th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 67 lots

Tue. Sep. 6th
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Morningthorpe Manor Country House Sale - Day 2 - Prints. 119 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Books and Manuscripts. 190 lots

Wed. Sep. 7th
Rossini. Paris. Posters, Prints, Lithographs. 235 lots
Winner's Auctions and Exhibitions. Jerusalem. Rare Latin Hebraica books and maps, Zionism, Numismatics and Jewellery. 537 lots

Thu. Sep. 8th
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Rare Books & Manuscripts. 218 lots
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Morningthorpe Manor Country House Sale - Day 3 - The Library. 619 lots
Vermot de Pas. Paris. CollectioMania - Posters, Prints. 110 lots
Waverly Auctions. Falls Church. Rare Books. 400 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Wall Art: Photographs and Posters of the 20th and 21st Centuries. 81 lots

Fri. Sep. 9th
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Lancaster. Rare, Out of Print and Used Books. 474 lots
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Morningthorpe Manor Country House Sale - Day 4 - The Library. 733 lots
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Hudson. Fine and Decorative Arts - Prints. 65 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Abstract Art in Focus. 82 lots

Sat. Sep. 10th
Aspire Auctions. Cleveland. Prints - Internet bidstart 9/2. 134 lots
Rago Arts and Auctions. Lambertville. Estates Sale. 61 lots
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . Estates Sale - Prints. 32 lots
Mid Hudson Auction Galleries. Cornwall-on-Hudson, . Americana - Books and Prints. 27 lots
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books.

Sun. Sep. 11th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 9/4.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 9/4.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <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
  • <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>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>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)