• <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>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>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> THE PAPERS OF BREVET MAJOR GENERAL JOHN GROSS BARNARD (1815-1882), Chief Engineer of the Army of the Potomac. Estimate: $75,000-100,000
    <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
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> WILLIAM FADEN, A Plan of New York Island, with part of Long Island, Staten Island & East New Jersey. London: 1776. Estimate: $5,000-8,000
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> MAX BEERBOHM, Lord Curzon delivering an oration. Original drawing with collage. London, 1912. Est: $2,000-3,000
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> AMERICAN REVOLUTION, Recueil des Loix Constitutives des Colonies Angloises. A Philadelphie, et se vend a Paris: Cellot & Jombert, 1778. First collected edition in French. Estimate: $500-800
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> WILLIAM TECUMSEH SHERMAN, Confederate General Joseph Johnston's copy of Sherman's General Orders No. 65 announcing the final agreement of Surrender, 27 April 1865. Est: $4,000-6,000
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> JOHN KEATS, Lamia, Isabella, the Eve of Saint Agnes and Other Poems. London: Taylor and Hessey, 1820. First edition of Keats’s third book.. Estimate: $5,000-7,000
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> M. T. Cicero's Cato Major, or his discourse of Old-age: With Explanatory Notes. Philadelphia: Benjamin Franklin, 1744. Est: $5,000-8,000
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> WINSTON S CHURCHILL, History of the English Speaking Peoples. London: Cassell, 1956-58. First editions. Est: $1,500-2,500
  • <b>Auction Pierre Bergé & associés in association with Sotheby’s: Important Books and Manuscripts from the Library of Jean A. Bonna from the 15th to the 20th Century. Sale on April 26, 2017. Exhibition in London March 28-30</b>
    <b>Pierre Bergé & Associés, Apr. 26:</b> Galileo, <i>Discorsi e Dimostrazioni matematiche.</i> Leyde, Elzevier, 1638. Original edition: only known copy of the first state. €700,000 – 900,000
    <b>Pierre Bergé & Associés, Apr. 26:</b> Fables illustrated by Benjamin Rabier. Paris, Tallandier, without date [ca. 1910]. Superb binding doubled in vellum decorated with painted and mosaic decors by André Mare illustrating four fables. €10,000 – 15,000
    <b>Pierre Bergé & Associés, Apr. 26:</b> Gustave Flaubert, draft for the preface of the <i>Memoir for the defense of Madame Bovary</i>, 15-30 January 1857. Exceptiona signed autograph manuscript. €40,000 – 60,000
    <b>Auction Pierre Bergé & associés in association with Sotheby’s: Important Books and Manuscripts from the Library of Jean A. Bonna from the 15th to the 20th Century. Sale on April 26, 2017. Exhibition in London March 28-30</b>
    <b>Pierre Bergé & Associés, Apr. 26:</b> Boccace, <i>The Book of Praise and the Virtue of the Noble and Cleric Ladies.</i> Verard, 1493. First edition of the French version attributed to Laurent de Premierfait. €40,000 – 60,000
    <b>Pierre Bergé & Associés, Apr. 26:</b> Exceptional set of 15 original bindings by Jean de Gonet, on rare editions illustrated by Picasso, Matisse, Miro or original editions of Bataille or Radiguet.

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20 Auctions Archived, 34 Sales upcoming

For the week ended Saturday, 17 September, 20 sales were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 6 denominated in euros, 1 in British pounds, and 13 in US dollars.  Turnover was $2,669,910 as 5,869 lots were offered and 4,423 sold for a 76% success rate.  The volume is picking up.

 

1 auction saw its total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Heritage AuctionsRare Books Books Signature Auction on September 15th: $1,233,617 


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

Keys Fine Arts AuctioneersMorningthorpe Manor Country House Sale - Day 4 - The Library on September 9th: 113.84% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books Books Signature Auction on September 15th: 110.71% 
AderBooks and Advertising on September 15th: 104.79% 


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

Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersFine and Decorative Arts - Prints on September 9th: 100.00% 
National Book AuctionsBooks on September 10th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 9/4 on September 11th: 98.55% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 9/4 on September 11th: 98.16% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books Books Signature Auction on September 15th: 96.88% 
Waverly AuctionsRare Books on September 8th: 90.59% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on September 13th: 86.36% 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Heritage Auctions The Federalist. A Collection of Essays, Written in Favour of the New Constitution, Agreed Upon by the Federal Convention, September 17, 1787. on September 15th Actual price: USD $175,000.
  2. Heritage Auctions The Book of Mormon: An Account Written by the Hand of Mormon, upon Plates Taken from the Plates of Nephi...By Joseph Smith, Junior, Author and Proprietor. on September 15th Actual price: USD $100,000.
  3. Michaans Auctions Mt. Fuji from Gotenyama at Shinagawa on Tokaido on September 10th Actual price: USD $31,329.
  4. Heritage Auctions The Lord of the Rings, including: The Fellowship of the Ring. on September 15th Actual price: USD $30,000.
  5. ALDE Belle du Seigneur. on June 29th Actual price: USD $21,862.
  6. Heritage Auctions The Beasts of Tarzan. on September 15th Actual price: USD $18,750.
  7. Heritage Auctions The Story of How Many Thousands of Men and Women Have Recovered from Alcoholism. on September 15th Actual price: USD $17,500.
  8. Heritage Auctions Journals of Congress. Containing Their Proceedings [from September 5, 1774, to November 3, 1788]. on September 15th Actual price: USD $16,250.
  9. Heritage Auctions Three Stories & Ten Poems. on September 15th Actual price: USD $15,625.
  10. Ader Réunion des 3 plaquettes éditées par les établissements NICOLAS de 1930 à 1932 : on September 15th Actual price: USD $14,518.
  11. Heritage Auctions De Legibus & consuetudinibus Anglia, Libri Quinq... on September 15th Actual price: USD $14,375.
  12. Heritage Auctions Travels to the Source of the Missouri River and across the American Continent to the Pacific Ocean. on September 15th Actual price: USD $13,750.
  13. Heritage Auctions Detective Comics Group of 104 on September 11th Actual price: USD $13,145.
  14. Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers A SURVEY OF THE NORFOLK ESTATES OF THE RIGHT HON'BLE JOHN LORD WODEHOUSE on September 9th Actual price: USD $12,502.
  15. Heritage Auctions The Moon Maid. on September 15th Actual price: USD $12,500.
  16. Heritage Auctions Archive of Production Artwork for Carl Sagan's Cosmos. on September 15th Actual price: USD $12,500.
  17. Heritage Auctions Increase Mather. A Further Account of the Tryals of the New England Witches. on September 15th Actual price: USD $12,500.
  18. Old World Auctions A New and Accurat Map of the World Drawne According to ye Truest Descriptions Latest Discoveries & Best Observations yt Have Beene Made by English or Strangers&quot; on June 22nd Actual price: USD $12,075.
  19. Ader Ensemble de 38 plaquettes publicitaires et tarifs des établissements Nicolas, imprimées par Draeger, in-8 et in-4. Tête de collection complète des tarifs et des catalogues de 1927 à 1973. Prestigieuse publication illustrée en couleurs par les meilleurs ar on September 15th Actual price: USD $11,956.
  20. Heritage Auctions The Life of George Washington, Commander in Chief of the American Forces During the War Which Established the Independence of his Country and First President of the United States. on September 15th Actual price: USD $11,875.
  21. Heritage Auctions Great Auk. on September 15th Actual price: USD $11,250.
  22. Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers MEMORANDUMS OF HERALDRY on September 9th Actual price: USD $10,470.
  23. Heritage Auctions Men Without Women. on September 15th Actual price: USD $10,000.
  24. Heritage Auctions Route Across the Rocky Mountains, With a Description of Oregon and California; Their Geographical Features, Their Resources, Soil, Climate, Productions, &c., &c. on September 15th Actual price: USD $10,000.
  25. Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers VELLUM GRANT OF A STANDARD BY SIR THOMAS WRIOTHESLEY, GARTER, AND JOHN YONGE, NORROY TO SIR JOHN CARRE "DE HART" IN THE BISHOPRIC OF DURHAM DATED 14 March 1515 on September 9th Actual price: USD $9,689.


20 total sales reported this week:

Ader. Books and Advertising on September 15th: 52.84%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books Books Signature Auction on September 15th: 96.88%
JellyFishTree. Books on August 10th: 67.44%
JellyFishTree. September Auction: Books - Internet bidstart 9/7 on September 14th: 33.88%
RJM Autographs and Antiques. Autographs on September 13th: 11.88%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on September 13th: 86.36%
Winter Associates. Fine Arts, Antiques, Americana on September 12th: 72.73%
National Book Auctions. Books on September 10th: 100.00%
Waverly Auctions. Rare Books on September 8th: 90.59%
Vermot de Pas. CollectioMania - Posters, Prints on September 8th: 19.09%
Vermot de Pas. NASA Photographs on July 25th: 28.77%
ALDE. Original Edition, 19th-21st Centuries on June 30th: 31.25%
ALDE. Antiquarian and 19th Century Books on June 29th: 50.00%
Old World Auctions. Antique Maps, Globes, Charts, Atlases & Vintage Graphics - online bidstart 6/15 on June 22nd: 61.15%
Michaans Auctions. Estates Sale - Prints on September 10th: 53.13%
Rago Arts and Auctions. Estates Sale on September 10th: 73.77%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Fine and Decorative Arts - Prints on September 9th: 100.00%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Morningthorpe Manor Country House Sale - Day 4 - The Library on September 9th: 70.53%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 9/4 on September 11th: 98.16%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 9/4 on September 11th: 98.55%


For the week ahead 34 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Sep. 19th
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Chadds Ford, PA . September Catalogue Auction. 85 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 98 lots

Tue. Sep. 20th
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Clocks, etc. - Books. 6 lots
Bonhams. New York. Exploration and Travel. 149 lots
Tajan. Paris. Claude Morillon's Library.
Dorotheum . Vienna. Posters, Advertising Art, Comics, Film and Photohistory. 270 lots
Christies. New York. Private Collection of President and Mrs. Ronald Reagan - Books, Prints. 78 lots
Paige Auction. Portland. Art, Advertising, Collectibles and More. 58 lots
Kedem Auction. Jerusalem . Jewish and Israeli History and Culture. 401 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Books. 17 lots

Wed. Sep. 21st
Christies. London - King Street. Prints and Multiples. 158 lots
Bonhams. New York. Fine Books and Manuscripts. 187 lots
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Exeter. Antiquarian Books. 401 lots
Dorotheum . Vienna. Books and Decorative Prints.
Kedem Auction. Jerusalem . History of the Jewish People in Eretz Israel and the Diaspora. 509 lots
Chiswick Auctions. London. Canals and River Books. 146 lots

Thu. Sep. 22nd
Swann Galleries. New York. 19th and 20th Century Prints and Drawings.
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Angling & Sporting with Travel & Exploration plus Cartography. 392 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Fine Books and Works on Paper. 524 lots
Kestenbaum and Company. New York. Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts, Holy Land Maps and Ceremonial Objects. 235 lots

Fri. Sep. 23rd
Venator and Hanstein. Köln . Books and Prints.
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Lee's Summit . Paintings, Lithographs, Etchings and Woodcuts Featuring Part I of the Robert Hudson Collection.
Skinner. Boston. Fine Prints, Fine Photographs. 164 lots
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Old Master Prints. 70 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Antiques and Accessories - Books and Prints. 55 lots
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Old Master Prints. 66 lots

Sat. Sep. 24th
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Books and Prints. 40 lots
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Autographs. 89 lots
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. Advertising, Toys and Con-Op: Posters and Prints.
Venator and Hanstein. Köln . Modern and contemporary Prints and Drawings · Modern Books.
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Books. 354 lots

Sun. Sep. 25th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 9/18.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 9/18.
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Books and Prints. 45 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30: Printed & Manuscript African Americana</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30:</b> Malcolm X, typed manuscripts for the <i>LA Herald Dispatch</i> column "God's Angry Men," 1957.<br>$200,000 to $300,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30:</b> Frederick Douglass, Autograph Letter Signed to George Alfred Townsend, Washington, 1880.<br>$40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30:</b> Carte-de-visite album featuring a previously unrecorded image of Harriet Tubman, 1860s.<br>$20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30: Printed & Manuscript African Americana</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30:</b> Collection of documents from the Montgomery Improvement Association, Alabama, 1955-63. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30:</b> Martin Luther King, Jr., working draft of the "Letter from Birmingham Jail," Alabama, 1963. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30:</b> <i>Benjamin Bannaker's Almanac</i> for 1795, Baltimore. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30: Printed & Manuscript African Americana</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30:</b> Collection of 41 letters addressed to Rebecca Primus, 1854-72.<br>$20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30:</b> Abby Fisher, <i>What Mrs. Fisher Knows About Old Southern Cooking</i>, first edition, San Francisco, 1881.<br>$10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30:</b> Victor H. Green, <i>The Negro Motorist Green-Book for 1941</i>, New York, 1940. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30:</b> Toni Morrison, <i>The Bluest Eye, </i>reviewer's copy, New York, 1971. $4,000 to $6,000.
  • <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books and Works on Paper. March 30, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions Mar. 30:</b> Potter (Beatrix). The Tale of Peter Rabbit, first edition, first issue, [1901]. Part of an extensive, private Beatrix Potter collection. £15,000 - 20,000
    <b>Forum Auctions Mar. 30:</b> Dodgson (Charles Lutwidge). The Hunting of the Snark, first edition, with original printed dust-jacket, 1876.<br>£7,000 - 9,000
    <b>Forum Auctions Mar. 30:</b> Buckland Wright (John). Pervigilium Veneris: The Vigil of Venus, number 1 of 100 copies (Christopher Sandford's copy), Golden Cockerel Press, 1939.<br>£2,000 - 3,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books and Works on Paper. March 30, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions Mar. 30:</b> Kelmscott Press. Keats (John). The Poems, one of 300, orig. vellum, 8vo, Kelmscott Press, 1894. £1,800 - 2,200
    <b>Forum Auctions Mar. 30:</b> Greenhill (Elizabeth).- Morison (Stanley) and Kenneth Day. The Typographic Book, 1450-1935, bound in dark green goatskin by Elizabeth Greenhill, 1963. £6,000 - 8,000
    <b>Forum Auctions Mar. 30:</b> Fitzgerald (F. Scott). The Great Gatsby, first edition, first state dust-jacket, New York, 1925. £25,000 - 35,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books and Works on Paper. March 30, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions Mar. 30:</b> Dionysius, <i>Halicarnassensis</i>. Antiquitates Romanae, Editio princeps, Treviso, Bernardinus Celerius, 24 or 25 February, 1480. £4,000 - 6,000
    <b>Forum Auctions Mar. 30:</b> Canon Law. [Laurentius Puldericus. Breviarum decreti], manuscript in Latin, on paper, [?Germany], [c. 1450].<br>£5,000 - 7,000
    <b>Forum Auctions Mar. 30:</b> Swimming. Percey (William) The Compleat Swimmer: or, the Art of Swimming, first and only edition, by J.C. for Henry Fletcher, 1658. £5,000 - 7,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books and Works on Paper. March 30, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions Mar. 30:</b> Binding with silverwork by Anthony Nelme. The Holy Bible, containing the Old Testament and the New: : newly translated out of the original tongues, Oxford, John Baskett, 1716. £10,000 - 15,000
    <b>Forum Auctions Mar. 30:</b> George IV's copy. Nash (John, architect). The Royal Pavilion at Brighton, one of 10 copies, 1826. £8,000 - 10,000
    <b>Forum Auctions Mar. 30:</b> Blake (William, 1757-1827). "With Dreams upon my bed thou scarest me & affrightest me with Visions", 1825. £700 - 1,000
  • <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