• <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>Daniel Crouch Rare Books</b><br>SAXTON, Christopher. <i>The Travellers Guide being the best Mapp of the Kingdom of England and Principality of Wales</i>. London, [1583, but c.1716].
    <b>Daniel Crouch Rare Books</b><br>VISSCHER, Claes Jansz. <i>Novissima et Accuratissima Leonis Belgici</i>. Amsterdam, Claes Jansz Visscher, [1611-1621 or later].
    <b>Daniel Crouch Rare Books</b> PTOLEMAEUS, Claudius. <i>Decima Asie Tabula</i>. Ulm, Lienhart Holle, 16 July 1482.
    <b>Daniel Crouch Rare Books</b><br>WIT, Frederick de, and Gerard VALK. <i>Orbis Terrarum Nova et Accurata Tabula</i>. Amsterdam, Gerard Valk, [c.1690-1700].
    <b>Daniel Crouch Rare Books</b><br>APIANUS, Petrus. <i>Astronomicum Caesareum</i>. Ingolstadt, Peter Apian, 1540.
    <b>Daniel Crouch Rare Books</b><br>CASSINI, Jean-Dominique. <i>Carte de la Lune</i>. Paris, Jean-Dominique Cassini, 1787.
    <b>Daniel Crouch Rare Books</b> PTOLEMAEUS, Claudius. <i>Geographicae enarrationis libri octo</i>. Argentoragi, 1525.
    <b>Daniel Crouch Rare Books</b><br>[SAXTON, Christopher]. <i> [An Atlas of England and Wales]</i>. [London, Christopher Saxton, 1579].
    <b>Daniel Crouch Rare Books</b> Commission des sciences et arts d'Egypte. <i>Description de l’Égypte</i>… Paris, Imprimerie impériale - Imprimerie royale, 1809-1828.
    <b>Daniel Crouch Rare Books</b> CHURCHMAN, John. <i>To George Washington President of the United States of America this Magnetic Atlas or Variation Chart is humbly inscribed by John Churchman</i>. Philadelphia, 1790.
    <b>Daniel Crouch Rare Books</b><br>APIANUS, Petrus. <i>Tipus Orbis Universalis</i>. Vienna, Johannes Camertius, 1520.
    <b>Daniel Crouch Rare Books</b><br>LORIOT, A[uguste], [after] Nicolas LANE. <i>[Pocket globe]</i>. London, 65 New Bond Street, 1809.
    <b>Daniel Crouch Rare Books</b><br>BLAEU, Johannes. <i>Grooten Atlas</i>. Amsterdam, Joan Blaeu, 1662-1665.
    <b>Daniel Crouch Rare Books</b><br>INGEBORG BRUN, Emmy. <i>Mars efter Lowell’s Glober 1894-1914</i>. Denmark, [c1915].
    <b>Daniel Crouch Rare Books</b><br>LUTHER, Martin. <i>Der vierde Teil aller Bücher vnd Schrifften des thewren seligen Mans</i>. Gedruckt zu Jhena, Durch Christian Rödinger, 1556.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9: Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9:</b> Single leaf from a paper copy of the Gutenberg Bible, Mainz, 1455, in a copy of Newton's <i>A Noble Fragment</i>. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9:</b> Immanuel Kant, <i>Critik der reinen Vernunft</i>, first edition, Riga, 1781. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9:</b> Hans Holbein, <i>The Images of the Old Testament</i>, with 94 woodcut illustrations, first edition in English, Lyon, 1549. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9: Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9:</b> Samuel Johnson, <i>A Dictionary of the English Language</i>, first edition, London, 1755. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9:</b><br>John Milton, <i>Paradise Lost</i>, first edition, London, 1668.<br>$6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9:</b> Antonio de Guevara, <i>The Dial of Princes</i>, London, 1568.<br>$3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9: Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9:</b> <i>Oraciones de los SS. Mysterios Gloriosos y Dolorosos</i>, manuscript in Spanish, Brussels, 1676.<br>$3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9:</b><br>Jan Nieuhoff, et al., <i>An Embassy from the East-India Company... to the Grand Tartar Cham, Emperour of China, </i>London, 1671. 4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9:</b> Moses Maimonides, <i>Ha-Higayon... Logica</i>, first edition, Basel, 1527.<br>$800 to $1,200.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9: Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9:</b> Petrus Berchorius, <i>Liber Bibliae moralis</i>, fourth edition of the first volume, Cologne, 1477.<br>$10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9:</b> Niccolò Machiavelli, <i>The Florentine Historie</i>, first edition in English, London, 1595. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9:</b><br>Sir Philip Sidney, <i>The Countesse of Pembrokes Arcadia</i>, third edition, London, 1598. $3,000 to $5,000.
  • <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

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13 Auctions Archived, 25 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 10 September, 11 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 3 denominated in euros, 4 in British pounds, 1 in South African rand, and 5 in US dollars.  Turnover was $1,549,455 as 3,816 lots were offered and 2,921 sold for a 77% success rate.  For the week ahead 25 auctions are scheduled.  The summer doldrums are over.

 

1 auction saw total sales exceed 100% of the high estimates of all lots offered: 

Keys Fine Arts AuctioneersMorningthorpe Manor Country House Sale - Day 2 - Prints on September 6th: 107.40% 


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

Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 8/28 on September 4th: 99.86% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 8/28 on September 4th: 97.28% 
William H. Bunch Auctions and AppraisalsSummer Hybrid Sale - Prints on August 29th: 97.14% 
Bruun RasmussenBooks and Manuscripts on September 6th: 85.79% 
Keys Fine Arts AuctioneersMorningthorpe Manor Country House Sale - Day 2 - Prints on September 6th: 81.51% 


13 total sales reported this week: 

Keys Fine Arts AuctioneersMorningthorpe Manor Country House Sale - Day 3 - The Library on September 8th: 75.12% 
PBA GalleriesRare Books & Manuscripts on September 8th: 62.39% 
Winner's Auctions and ExhibitionsRare Latin Hebraica books and maps, Zionism, Numismatics and Jewellery on September 7th: 59.78% 
RossiniPosters, Prints, Lithographs on September 7th: 7.66% 
Bruun RasmussenBooks and Manuscripts on September 6th: 85.79% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on September 6th: 71.64% 
Keys Fine Arts AuctioneersMorningthorpe Manor Country House Sale - Day 2 - Prints on September 6th: 81.51% 
BonhamsAutomobilia - Books and Prints on September 3rd: 75.51% 
Lyon and TurnbullRare Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Photographs on August 31st: 77.94% 
William H. Bunch Auctions and AppraisalsSummer Hybrid Sale - Prints on August 29th: 97.14% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 8/28 on September 4th: 97.28% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 8/28 on September 4th: 99.86% 
Quagga Rare Books and ArtAssorted Africana - Internet bidstart 8/25 on September 1st: 40.91% 


Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. PBA Galleries Acts Passed at a Congress of the United States of America, Begun and Held at the City of New-York, on Wednesday the fourth of March, in the year M,DCC,LXXXIX - 1st, 2nd & 3rd Sessions on September 8th Actual price: USD $96,000.
  2. Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers ALBUM OF DRAWINGS AND WATERCOLOURS on September 8th Actual price: USD $34,381.
  3. Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers 2 TITLES, THE HISTORY OF THE REBELLION AND CIVIL WARS IN ENGLAND BEGUN IN THE YEAR 1641 on September 8th Actual price: USD $28,130.
  4. PBA Galleries Nurnbergische Hesperides oder Grundliche Beschreibung der Edlen Citronat / Citronen und Pomeranzen-Fruchte. [With]: Obeliscus Constantinapolitanus ober Kurtze Erflarung des zu Constantinopol... [and]: Continuation der Nurnbergischen Hesperidum... on September 8th Actual price: USD $27,000.
  5. Lyon and Turnbull The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, from Drawings Made on the Spot by David Roberts, R.A. on August 31st Actual price: USD $21,613.
  6. Lyon and Turnbull A Natural History of Birds; Gleanings of Natural History. on August 31st Actual price: USD $18,288.
  7. Lyon and Turnbull A Natural History of Birds. on August 31st Actual price: USD $18,288.
  8. Lyon and Turnbull Illustrations of Himalayan Plants. on August 31st Actual price: USD $15,794.
  9. Lyon and Turnbull Captain Cook's Florilegium. on August 31st Actual price: USD $13,300.
  10. PBA Galleries Herbier Forestier, ou Collection des especes d'arbres et arbrisseaux qui composent les forets... Dedie et presente au Roi. Par J.-B. Duchesne Fils, Jardinier en chef de Sa Majaste on September 8th Actual price: USD $13,200.
  11. Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers ANECDOTES OF DISTINGUISHED PERSONS on September 8th Actual price: USD $12,502.
  12. Lyon and Turnbull Animals drawn from Nature and Engraved in Aquatint. on August 31st Actual price: USD $12,469.
  13. Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers CONFIRMATION AND PATENT BOOK OF THE DEAN AND CHAPTER OF THE CATHEDRAL CHURCH AT THE HOLY AND UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF NORWICH on September 8th Actual price: USD $10,627.
  14. Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers BISHOP OF SALISBURY, HISTORY OF HIS OWN TIME on September 8th Actual price: USD $9,377.
  15. PBA Galleries Albums of views of San Francisco in the aftermath of the 1906 earthquake and fire on September 8th Actual price: USD $9,000.
  16. PBA Galleries The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, and Other Sketches on September 8th Actual price: USD $8,400.
  17. PBA Galleries A Treatise Concerning Political Enquiry, and the Liberty of the Press on September 8th Actual price: USD $7,800.
  18. Bruun Rasmussen Greenland: H. Egede: Det gamle Grønlands Nye Perlustration eller Natural-Historie. Og Beskrivelse over det gamle Grønlands Situation. on September 6th Actual price: USD $7,258.
  19. Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers NORDOVICUS ANTIQUA ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE EARLY HISTORY OF NORWICH on September 8th Actual price: USD $7,189.
  20. Lyon and Turnbull The Natural History Of British Insects; Explaining Them In Their Several States, With The Periods Of Their Transformation, Their Food, Oeconomy, &c. on August 31st Actual price: USD $6,983.
  21. Lyon and Turnbull Autograph Letter Signed, to the Comte d'Argenson on August 31st Actual price: USD $6,650.
  22. Lyon and Turnbull Lindisfarne Gospels, Das Buch von Lindisfarne, Evangéliare de Lindisfarne on August 31st Actual price: USD $6,318.
  23. Heritage Auctions Showcase #22 Green Lantern on September 4th Actual price: USD $6,308.
  24. Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers THE SUBSTANTIAL AUTOGRAPH COLLECTION OF SIR DAVID WILLIAM SMITH CONTAINING CIRCA 600 AUTOGRAPHS on September 8th Actual price: USD $6,251.
  25. Lyon and Turnbull Manuscript book of collected verses, "Poems" compiled by Lady Anne Hamilton, daughter of Archibald Hamilton on August 31st Actual price: USD $5,653.



For the week ahead 25 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Sep. 12th
Winter Associates. Plainville, CT . Fine Arts, Antiques, Americana. 22 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Revolutionaries of the 60s and 70s. 58 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. 2000 - Now: Contemporary Art. 48 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 66 lots

Tue. Sep. 13th
RJM Autographs and Antiques. Boston. Autographs. 160 lots

Wed. Sep. 14th
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Antiquarian Literature and History. 579 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet bidstart 8/19. 998 lots
Dallas Auction Gallery. Dallas. The Fine and Decorative Art Auction - Books and Prints. 16 lots

Thu. Sep. 15th
Old World Auctions. Glen Allen. Antique Maps, Globes, Charts, Atlases & Vintage Graphics - online bidstart 8/31. 793 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books Books Signature Auction. 834 lots
Ader. PARIS. Books and Advertising. 105 lots
Ader. PARIS. Books and Advertising. 511 lots

Fri. Sep. 16th
Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH. Berlin-Schoneberg. Rare Books of the 18th to 20th Centuries. 828 lots
Ferraton. Bruxelles. Books and Prints. 1045 lots

Sat. Sep. 17th
Brunk Auctions. Asheville, NC . Books, Prints. 90 lots
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints.
Gateway Gallery Auction. Chambersburg, PA . Sports Cards and Memorabilia. 384 lots
Rachel Davis Fine Arts. Cleveland. Advertising at Auction.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Lincoln and His Times A joint Auction by Heritage Auctions and The Rail Splitter in Recognition of t. 472 lots

Sun. Sep. 18th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 9/11.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 9/11.
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Rare Golf Books & Memorabilia (Sunday in the Poconos). 202 lots
Henri Godts Books and Prints Auctions. Bruxelles . Silent Auction (Books) - Internet bidstart 9/8.
Carlsen Gallery. Greenville, NY. 25th Anniversary Auction - Prints, Books. 15 lots
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints. 61 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>Lawbook Exchange:</b> Lawbook Exchange. Trials for Murder, Robbery, Burglary, Rapes, Sodomy... 4 vols. London, 1764. See at the 2017 NY ABAA Book Fair Booth C-22
    <b>Lawbook Exchange:</b> An Enquiry Concerning the Liberty, And Licentiousness of the Press. New York, 1801. See at the 2017 NY ABAA Book Fair Booth C-22
    <b>Lawbook Exchange:</b> Tavern Licence Granted to John Swan by Mayor James Duane, 1789. See at the 2017 NY ABAA Book Fair Booth C-22
    <b>Lawbook Exchange:</b> First edition of Story's, Commentaries on the Constitution. 3 vols. Boston, 1833. See at the 2017 NY ABAA Book Fair Booth C-22
    <b>Lawbook Exchange:</b> Manuscript Law Dictionary. Repertorium Universale, Amandola, Italy, c.1750. See at the 2017 NY ABAA Book Fair Booth C-22
    <b>Lawbook Exchange:</b> Magna Carta. London, 1556. See at the 2017 NY ABAA Book Fair Booth C-22
    <b>Lawbook Exchange:</b> Hemard. Code Civil, in an extraordinary binding. See at the 2017 NY ABAA Book Fair Booth C-22
    <b>Lawbook Exchange:</b> Two Accounts of the Murder of Mr. John Hayes. London, 1726. See at the 2017 NY ABAA Book Fair Booth C-22
    <b>Lawbook Exchange:</b> Robinson, Boardman. Mr Justice Precedent. 1914. See at the 2017 NY ABAA Book Fair Booth C-22
    <b>Lawbook Exchange:</b> Five volumes of Italian Legal Code in miniature. Turin: Fratelli Bocca, 1901-1903. See at the 2017 NY ABAA Book Fair Booth C-22
    <b>Lawbook Exchange:</b> Tartagni. Alexander de Imola in Prima(m) (et) Secunda(m)... Venice, 1514. In a contemporary chained binding. See at the 2017 NY ABAA Book Fair Booth C-22
    <b>Lawbook Exchange:</b> Catalogue 85. Recently Acquired Books, Manuscripts & Ephemera
  • <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