• <b>Sotheby’s Online, June 18 - 28:</b> Lewis, Meriwether, and William Clark. <i>History of the Expedition Under the Command of Captains Lewis and Clark, To the Sources of the Missouri…</i> 1814, first edition. $100,000 to $150,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, June 18 - 28:</b> Poe, Edgar Allan. <i>Tales.</i> New York: Wiley And Putnam, 1845. First edition, first printing, first issue. $70,000 to $100,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, June 18 - 28:</b> Dürer, Albrecht, and Johann Stabius. [Map of the World as a Sphere.] [Vienna,] 1781 (From Woodblocks Cut In 1515). $120,000 to $180,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, June 18 - 28:</b> Ferdinand, Franz — Lala Deen Dayal [Photographer]. VISIT OF H.I. & H.R. THE ARCHDUKE FRANZ FERDINAND OF AUSTRIA ESTE TO HYDERABAD (DECCAN), JANUARY 1893. $4,000 to $6,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, June 18 - 28:</b> Lincoln, Abraham. Manuscript Letter Signed ("Yours Truly A. Lincoln") as Sixteenth President to Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles Regarding William Johnson. $200,000 to $300,000
  • <b>Bonhams: September 25, New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>The Tragedie of Julius Caesar.</i> London, 1623. 1st appearance in print, Complete from the First Folio. Sold for $175,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Ernst, Max. <i>Mr. Knife and Miss Fork</i>. Paris, 1932. DELUXE EDITION. Sold for $15,625
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Cage, John. Autograph musical leaf from his Concert for Piano and Orchestra, NY, 1958. Sold for $18,750
    <b>Bonhams: September 25, New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Einstein, Albert. Signed Passport Photo for his US citizenship application. Bermuda, 1935. Sold for $17,500
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Verard, Antoine. Illuminated printed Book of Hours. Paris, 1507. Sold for $7,500
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Wetterkurzschlussel. German Weather Report Codebook - for Enigma use. Berlin, 1942. Sold for $225,000
    <b>Bonhams: September 25, New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Morelos y Pavon, Jose Maria. Autograph letter signed to El Virrey Venegas, February 5, 1812. Sold for $6,250
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Milne, A.A. Complete set of <i>Winnie-the-Pooh</i> books. 4 volumes. All first issue points. London, 1924-1928. Sold for $5,250
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> A 48-star American Flag, battle worn flown at Guadalcanal and Peleliu, 1942-1944. Sold for $35,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Locke, John. Autograph Letter Signed mourning the death of his friend, William Molyneaux, 2 pp, October 27, 1698. Sold for $20,000
  • <b>Sotheby’s London: Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts and Continental and Russian Books.<br>July 3, 2018</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s London, July 3:</b> The Breviary of Marie (1344-1404), Duchess of Bar, Daughter of Bonne of Luxembourg and King John II (the Good) of France, Franciscan Use, in Latin with a few rubrics in French [France (Paris), c.1360]. £500,000 to £700,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London, July 3:</b> John Chrysostom, Homilies on Matthew’s Gospel, in Greek [Byzantine Empire (Constantinople), late 9th century]. £200,000 to £300,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London, July 3:</b> Bible, with prologues and interpretations of Hebrew Names, in Latin [France (Paris), c.1250]. £80,000 to £120,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London: Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts and Continental and Russian Books.<br>July 3, 2018</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s London, July 3:</b> Euclides. Elementa Geometriae [Translated by Adelardus Bathoniensis, Edited by Johannes Campanus]. Vicenza: Leonardus Achates de Basilea and Guilielmus de Papia, [13 May Or 20 June] 1491. £40,000 to £60,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London, July 3:</b> Apocalypsis Sancti Johannis. Single Leaf from a Block Book [Schreiber's Edition III]. [The Netherlands, C. 1465-1470]. £15,000 to £20,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London, July 3:</b> Seneca, Lucius Annaeus. Opera Philosophica. Epistolae [Edited by Blasius Romerus]. Treviso: Bernardus De Colonia, 1478. £20,000 to £30,000
  • <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>

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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:</b> Luis de Lucena, <i>Arte de Ajedres,</i> first edition of the earliest extant manual on modern chess, Salamanca, circa 1496-97. Sold for $68,750.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Carte-de-visite album with 83 images of prominent African Americans & abolitionists, circa 1860s. Sold for $47,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Gustav Klimt, <i>Das Werk,</i> Vienna & Leipzig, 1918. Sold for $106,250.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Man Ray, <i>[London Transport] – Keeps London Going,</i> 1938. Sold for $149,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Thomas Jefferson, Letter Signed, to Major-General Nathanael Greene, promising reinforcements against Cornwallis, 1781. Sold for $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Nicolas de Fer, <i>L’Amerique Divisee Selon Letendue de ses Principales Parties,</i> Paris, 1713. Sold for $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Russell H. Tandy, <i>The Secret in the Old Attic,</i> watercolor, pencil & ink, 1944. Sold for $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Ernest Hemingway, <i>Three Stories & Ten Poems,</i> first edition of the author's first book, Paris, 1923. Sold for $23,750.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Walker Evans, <i>River Rouge Plant,</i> silver print, 1947. Sold for $57,500.
  • <center><b>TIMED ONLINE AUCTION<br>June 11 - 25, 2018</b></center>
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> ACCADEMIA ERCOLANENSE DI ARCHEOLOGIA. <i>Ornati delle Pareti</i>, Naples 1796. £2,000 to £3,000
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> AMERICAS. <i>Il Gazzettiere Americano…</i>, Livorno, 1763. £2,000 to £3,000
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> BARROW, John. <i>Travels in China…</i>, London, 1804. £600 to £800
    <center><b>TIMED ONLINE AUCTION<br>June 11 - 25, 2018</b></center>
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> BENOIST, Felix. <i>Album de L'Ile de Jersey</i>…, Paris & Nantes, 1870. £1,500 to £2,000
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> GAIL, Wilhelm. <i>Erinnerungen aus Spanien,</i> Munchen, [ca. 1837]. £1,800 to £2,200
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> HANCARVILLE, Pierre d'. <i>Recherches sur l'origine…,</i> London, Appleyard, 1785. £1,5000 to £2,000
    <center><b>TIMED ONLINE AUCTION<br>June 11 - 25, 2018</b></center>
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> HULLEY, T. <i>Six Views of Cheltenham.</i> London, R. Ackerman, 1813. £800 to £1,200
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> JEFFERSON, Thomas. <i>Notes on the state of Virginia</i>…, London, 1787. £12,000 to £18,000
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> LEWIS, John F. <i>Lewis's illustrations of Constantinople…,</i> London, McLean, 1837. £3,000 to £4,000
    <center><b>TIMED ONLINE AUCTION<br>June 11 - 25, 2018</b></center>
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> MARQUARD, Johann. <i>Tractatus politico-juridicus,</i> Frankfurt, 1662. £1,800 to £2,200
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> MAUND, Benjamin. <i>The botanic garden,</i> London, 1825-42. £1,500 to £2,000
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> Willughby, Francis; John Ray (ed.). <i>Ornithologiæ libri tres</i>. London, John Martyn, 1676. £1,500 to £2,000