• <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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12 Auctions Archived, 16 Sales Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 14 January 2017 12 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 2 denominated in euros, 4 in British pounds, and 6 in US dollars.  Turnover was $1,145,170 as 3,853 lots were offered and 2,872 sold for a 75% success rate.

 

We are in the quiet period but the spring will come early this year.



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

Lyon and TurnbullRare Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Photography on January 11th: 122.01% 
Bloomsbury AuctionsEdwin S. Curtis "The North American Indian" - Online on January 9th: 105.32% 


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

National Book AuctionsBooks on January 7th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 1/1 on January 8th: 99.60% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 1/1 on January 8th: 98.47% 
Bloomsbury AuctionsEdwin S. Curtis "The North American Indian" - Online on January 9th: 89.13% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on January 10th: 88.64% 
Michaans AuctionsJanuary Estate Auction on January 7th: 84.62% 
Lyon and TurnbullRare Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Photography on January 11th: 81.29% 
Chiswick AuctionsPrinted Books and Manuscripts on November 30th: 80.15% 
 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Lyon and Turnbull Animal Locomotion. An Electro-Photographic Investigation of Consecutive Phases of Animal Movements 1872-1885. on January 11th Actual price: USD $90,750.
  2. Lyon and Turnbull 1) Wordsworth, William "The Pine Tree upon Monte Mario", Autograph Manuscript Poem, signed; 15 lines including title, with at foot: "Rydal Mount, St. Peter's day (June 29th), 1843. Transcribed for my beloved friend Isabella Fenwick, Wm. Wordsworth", one s on January 11th Actual price: USD $51,425.
  3. Bibliopathos Atlas sive Geographia compendiosa in qua Orbis Terrarum paucis attamen novissimus tabulis ostenditur on December 15th Actual price: USD $45,262.
  4. Bibliopathos Dialogo [...] sopra i due Massimi Sistemi del Mondo Tolemaico, e Copernicano on December 15th Actual price: USD $20,691.
  5. Bibliopathos Atlante Novissimo. on December 15th Actual price: USD $19,875.
  6. Lyon and Turnbull Emilie Schindler's manuscript workbook containing 60pp. of German-Spanish translation notes on January 11th Actual price: USD $11,344.
  7. Bibliopathos Atlas Universel dressé sur les meilleures cartes modernes on December 15th Actual price: USD $10,346.
  8. Heritage Auctions Four Color #4 Donald Duck (Dell, 1940) CGC VG 4.0 Cream to off-white pages. on January 8th Actual price: USD $7,170.
  9. Lyon and Turnbull Syphilis sive Morbus Gallicus. on January 11th Actual price: USD $6,353.
  10. Lyon and Turnbull 2pp. typed letter signed in red ink sent from Oskar Schindler to Emilie Schindler, on January 11th Actual price: USD $5,748.
  11. Bibliopathos Liber epistolarum beati Augustini episcopi hipponensis ecclesie on December 15th Actual price: USD $5,690.
  12. Lyon and Turnbull A General History of Birds. on January 11th Actual price: USD $5,143.
  13. Lyon and Turnbull Idem] The Blue Fairy Book, 1889. First edition, with an ALS from Laing to Thomas Hutchison laid-in, commenting, "This book is only meant for children...", 8 full-page illustrations, 16pp. publisher's catalogue dated August 1889; Lang, Andrew The Red Fairy on January 11th Actual price: USD $4,840.
  14. Michaans Auctions Sally's Back and "Frances Duckling" on January 7th Actual price: USD $4,720.
  15. Lyon and Turnbull A Voyage Round Great Britain.. on January 11th Actual price: USD $4,538.
  16. Lyon and Turnbull Book of Common Prayer, 1636/7 The Booke of Common Prayer... on January 11th Actual price: USD $4,538.
  17. Lyon and Turnbull Die unbesungenen Helden. on January 11th Actual price: USD $4,538.
  18. Lyon and Turnbull Alexandria. on January 11th Actual price: USD $4,538.
  19. PBA Galleries Zwen Tractatus des hocherfarnen... 1. De viribus membrorum spiritualium, II. De Electro. Mit Erklärung ettlicher Wörter und Praeparationum on January 12th Actual price: USD $4,500.
  20. PBA Galleries Reichenbachia. Orchids Illustrated and Described on January 12th Actual price: USD $4,200.
  21. Lyon and Turnbull The Old Closes & Streets of Glasgow. on January 11th Actual price: USD $3,933.
  22. Lyon and Turnbull Postcard, post-marked 31.7.57, handwritten and signed, to Emilie Schindler, 15 x 10.5cm Provenance: From the estate of Emilie Schindler and thence by descent on January 11th Actual price: USD $3,933.
  23. Lyon and Turnbull A Collection of the Most Remarkable Accounts that Relate to the families of Scotland, Drawn from their owne charters... on January 11th Actual price: USD $3,933.
  24. Lyon and Turnbull Lord of the Flies on January 11th Actual price: USD $3,933.
  25. Lyon and Turnbull Opera Inedita... Goettingen: Joann. Christian. on January 11th Actual price: USD $3,630.




12 total sales reported this week:

PBA Galleries. Rare Medicine & Science: Inventory of Edwin V. Glaser Rare Books on January 12th: 44.59%
National Book Auctions. Books on January 7th: 100.00%
Bibliopathos. Fine and Valuable Books on December 15th: 15.67%
Chiswick Auctions. Canals and River Books on September 21st: 77.40%
Chiswick Auctions. Printed Books and Manuscripts on November 30th: 80.15%
Lyon and Turnbull. Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Photography on January 11th: 81.29%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Edwin S. Curtis "The North American Indian" - Online on January 9th: 89.13%
Winter Associates. Mid-Century Modern - Prints on January 9th: 51.72%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on January 10th: 88.64%
Michaans Auctions. January Estate Auction on January 7th: 84.62%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 1/1 on January 8th: 98.47%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 1/1 on January 8th: 99.60%

 

For the week ahead 16 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jan. 16th
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Prints from the Collection of Clifford and Rosemary Ellis. 163 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 89 lots

Tue. Jan. 17th
Kedem Auction. Jerusalem . Online Auction – Jewish Art and Artists. 518 lots

Wed. Jan. 18th
Sothebys. New York. Alexander Hamilton: An Important Family Archive. 77 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Prints, Multiples and Photography. 138 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Post War and Contemporary Art. 113 lots
Grays Auctioneers. Cleveland, . Fine Art, Furniture and Decorative Arts - Prints. 54 lots
JellyFishTree. Johannesburg. Collectible Books. 145 lots

Thu. Jan. 19th
Bonhams. London. A Gentleman's Library. 15 lots
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. West Palm Beach, Florida . Palm Beach January Auction. 38 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Olympic Memorabilia - Internet bidstart 1/12. 12 lots

Sat. Jan. 21st
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Antiques and Accessories - Books and Prints. 58 lots
Sothebys. Paris. Comic Strips. 71 lots
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books, Art, Ephemera, and Collectibles.

Sun. Jan. 22nd
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 1/15.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 1/15.

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