• <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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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>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