• <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>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

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16 Auctions Archived, 31 Sales Upcoming

For the week ended Saturday 15 October, 16 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 2 sales reported in Swiss francs, 1 in euros, and 13 in US dollars.  Turnover was $3,592,034 as 4,398 lots were offered and 3,456 sold for a 79% success rate.

 

1 auction saw its total proceeds reach a million dollars:

Heritage Auctions. Illustration Art on October 12th: $1,787,996


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

Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 10/2 on October 9th: 99.75%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 10/2 on October 9th: 96.94%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Americana: Railroad Passes, Books, Ephemera on September 30th: 95.85%
Heritage Auctions. Illustration Art on October 12th: 92.65%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on October 11th: 86.67%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Americana: Railroad Passes, Books, Ephemera on October 1st: 86.24%


16 total sales reported this week:

AntiquarianAuctions.com. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 10/6 on October 13th: 49.23%
Neal Auction Company. Books and Prints on September 25th: 77.78%
Potter and Potter Auctions. Illustration Art, Vintage Posters & Prints on September 25th: 35.78%
Potter and Potter Auctions. Advertising, Toys and Con-Op: Posters and Prints on September 24th: 60.49%
Koller Auctions. Autographs on September 24th: 69.66%
Koller Auctions. Books on September 24th: 62.71%
Brunk Auctions. Books, Prints on September 17th: 74.44%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Americana: Railroad Passes, Books, Ephemera on October 2nd: 62.53%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Americana: Railroad Passes, Books, Ephemera on October 1st: 86.24%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Americana: Railroad Passes, Books, Ephemera on September 30th: 95.85%
Heritage Auctions. Illustration Art on October 12th: 92.65%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 10/2 on October 9th: 96.94%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 10/2 on October 9th: 99.75%
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. St. Louis Fall Auction - Books and Prints on October 8th: 62.79%
Winter Associates. Continental - Prints and Books on October 10th: 65.52%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on October 11th: 86.67%

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Heritage Auctions E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, original promotional movie illustration, 1982 on October 12th Actual price: USD $394,000.
  2. Heritage Auctions Red Planet, 1974 on October 12th Actual price: USD $346,000.
  3. Koller Auctions De omni rerum fossilium genere, gemmis, lapidibus, mettallis, et huiusmodi, libri aliquot, plerique nunc primum editi. on September 24th Actual price: USD $75,649.
  4. Koller Auctions La nouvelle Justine, ou les Malheurs de la Vertu. on September 24th Actual price: USD $58,681.
  5. Heritage Auctions Vargas Girl, Esquire calendar illustration, February 1946 on October 12th Actual price: USD $57,500.
  6. AntiquarianAuctions.com AFRICAN SCENERY AND ANIMALS on October 13th Actual price: USD $50,000.
  7. Koller Auctions 5 x 5 = 25. on September 24th Actual price: USD $42,925.
  8. Koller Auctions La Philosophie dans le Boudoir, Ouvrage posthume de l'Auteur de Justine. on September 24th Actual price: USD $41,713.
  9. Koller Auctions Astrolabium planu[m] in tabulis Ascendens co[n]tinens qualibet hora atq[ue] mi[nu]to. on September 24th Actual price: USD $40,501.
  10. Heritage Auctions Haute Cuisine, 1964 on October 12th Actual price: USD $40,000.
  11. Heritage Auctions Hold Everything (Making Friends; Puppy Love), Brown and Bigelow calendar illustration, 1962 on October 12th Actual price: USD $40,000.
  12. Heritage Auctions A Lot at Steak, Brown & Bigelow calendar illustration, 1955 on October 12th Actual price: USD $40,000.
  13. Heritage Auctions Worth a Gander, Brown and Bigelow calendar illustration, 1951 on October 12th Actual price: USD $37,500.
  14. Koller Auctions Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure. on September 24th Actual price: USD $36,865.
  15. Heritage Auctions Tasteful Design, circa 1960s on October 12th Actual price: USD $32,500.
  16. Heritage Auctions Elvis Tilley, The New Yorker magazine cover, February 21, 1994 on October 12th Actual price: USD $32,500.
  17. Heritage Auctions Flirtatious on the Phone, Petty Girl Pin-Up calendar illustration, December 1947 on October 12th Actual price: USD $30,000.
  18. Heritage Auctions The Ace of Hearts on October 12th Actual price: USD $30,000.
  19. Koller Auctions Atlas novus exhibens orbem terraqueum per naturae opera ... on September 24th Actual price: USD $24,745.
  20. Koller Auctions The Universal Conchologist Exhibiting the Figure of Every Known Shell Accurately Drawn and Painted After Nature. on September 24th Actual price: USD $24,745.
  21. Koller Auctions Vier eigenh. Briefe und drei Postkarten. on September 24th Actual price: USD $24,745.
  22. Heritage Auctions Formation of the Earth, interior book illustration, 1978 on October 12th Actual price: USD $23,750.
  23. Koller Auctions Historiae Animalium. on September 24th Actual price: USD $23,533.
  24. Heritage Auctions Candlelight Dinner with Redhead, 1965 on October 12th Actual price: USD $22,500.
  25. Koller Auctions Ars conjectandi, opus posthumum. on September 24th Actual price: USD $18,685.



For the week ahead 31 sales are scheduled: 


Mon. Oct. 17th
Artcurial. Paris. Prints and Illustrated Books. 235 lots
PIASA. Paris. Art Nouveau Posters. 104 lots
Australian Book Auctions. Armadale, . Books and Ephemera in All Fields from the Collection of the Late Paul Dwyer. 387 lots
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. American History - Online bidstart 10/6. 391 lots
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Antiques and Interiors with Pictures: Prints. 31 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 85 lots

Tue. Oct. 18th
Henri Godts Books and Prints Auctions. Bruxelles . Antiquarian Books. 447 lots
Doyle New York. New York. Prints and Multiples. 218 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Early Printed, Medical, Scientific and Travel Books. 335 lots
PIASA. Paris. Library of Tissot Dupont - Part 1. 280 lots
Bonhams. Los Angeles. Prints and Multiples. 258 lots
Dorotheum . Vienna. Automobilia. 387 lots

Wed. Oct. 19th
PIASA. Paris. Library of Tissot Dupont - Part 2. 298 lots
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. Ancient and Modern Books. 246 lots
Bonhams. Edinburgh. The Sporting Sale. 49 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Manuscripts. 324 lots
Christies. New York. The Golden Age of Baseball: Selections of Works from the National Pastime Museum. 484 lots
Sothebys. London. Arts of the Islamic World.

Thu. Oct. 20th
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Fine Photographs. 262 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Americana and the National Parks. 511 lots
Sothebys. London. The Library of an English Bibliophile, Part VI. 200 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Collectors Sale: Books and Works on Paper. 165 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Space and Aviation - Internet bidstart 10/13. 517 lots
Ader. PARIS. Prints. 343 lots

Fri. Oct. 21st
Kolbe and Fanning Numismatic Booksellers. Gahanna. Numismatic Books. 293 lots

Sat. Oct. 22nd
Archives International Auctions. FORT LEE,. U.S. & Worldwide Scripophily, Banknotes & Security Printing Ephemera. 372 lots
Rachel Davis Fine Arts. Cleveland. Fine Arts: Prints.
Case Antiques, Inc.. Knoxville. Maps and Books - including Charles and Ann Wells Collection Part 1. 73 lots

Sun. Oct. 23rd
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 10/16.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 10/16.
Grogan and Company. Dedham. The October Auction. 17 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <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.
  • <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>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>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