• <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Cook in Tahiti. [Playbill]. [Germany, c.1840.] $3,000 - $5,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Roberts' Sketches in Egypt and Nubia. London, 1846-9. $20,000 - $30,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Breydenbach. Peregrinatio in terram sanctam. Mainz, 1486. $100,000 - $150,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Dürer. Underweysung der messung [and two more]. Nuremberg, 1525-8. $150,000 - $200,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Whitman. Autograph Manuscript [in] The Complete Writings. One of 32 sets. $8,000 - $12,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Columbus. De Insulis nuper in mari Indico repertis. Basel, 1494. $700,000 - $1,000,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> The Dr. Hendon M. Harris Jr. Korean Atlas Collection. [Korea; c.1700 to c.1890.] $35,000 - $50,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Aa, Pieter van der. Naaukeurige versameling der gedenk-waardigste zee en land-reysen. Leyden, 1706-8. $8000 - $12,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 27:</b> Russian Kholod 5D67 HFL Rocket Engine. $25,000 - $40,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 27:</b> Neil Armstrong Apollo Era Training Glove. $8,000 - $12,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 27:</b> Large Lunar Near Side Chart, Signed by 20th Century Surface Explorers. $20,000 - $25,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 27:</b> Annotated Photo Album Detailing Alexander Graham Bell's Experiments with Tetrahedral Kites. $50,000 - $80,000
  • <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. September 27, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Cook (Captain James).- Webber (John) and Marie Catherina Prestel. Four views in the South Seas [bound with] <i>Atlas to accompany Captain James Cook's account of his voyages...</i> £4,000 to £6,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Knight (Joseph). <i>On the cultivation of the plants belonging to the natural order of Proteeae</i>, 1809. £2,000 to £3,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> India & China.- Sonnerat (Pierre). <i>Voyage aux Indes Orientales et a la Chine, fait par ordre du roi, depuis 1774 jusqu'en 1781</i>. £20,000 to £30,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. September 27, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Mongolia.- Pallas (Peter Simon). <i>Sammlungen Historischer Nachrichten uber die Mongolischen Volkerschaften.</i> £15,000 to £20,000 
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> America.- Warre (Henry). <i>Sketches in North America</i>, 1848. £4,000 to £6,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Atlases.- <i>English Pilot (The). The Fourth Book. Describing The West-Indian Navigation, from Hudson's Bay to the River Amazones...</i> £4,000 to £6,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. September 27, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Greece.- Lear (Edward). <i>Views of the Seven Ionian Isles</i>, signed presentation copy from the author to Evelyn Baring, 1863. £3,000 to £4,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Lear (Edward).- [Gray (John Edward)]. <i>Gleanings from the Menagerie and Aviary at Knowsley Hall</i>, 1846. £7,000 to £10,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Flamsteed (John). <i>Historiae Coelestis</i>, first edition,1712. £20,000 to £30,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. September 27, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Flamsteed (John). <i>Atlas Coelestis</i>, 1781. £10,000 to £15,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Conjuring Posters.- The Steens, American Mystifiers: Originators of Silent Transmission. broadside poster, [probably 1890-1900]. £300 to £500
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Tyndale's Bible.- Bible, English. The newe Testament, Richard Jugge, 1552; sold not subject to return. £10,000 to £15,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. September 27, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Cook (Captain James).- Webber (John) and Marie Catherina Prestel. Four views in the South Seas [bound with] <i>Atlas to accompany Captain James Cook's account of his voyages to the Pacific Ocean in the years 1776-1780.</i>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Knight (Joseph). <i>On the cultivation of the plants belonging to the natural order of Proteeae</i>, 1809. £2,000 to £3,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> India & China.- Sonnerat (Pierre). <i>Voyage aux Indes Orientales et a la Chine, fait par ordre du roi, depuis 1774 jusqu'en 1781</i>. £20,000 to £30,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. September 27, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Mongolia.- Pallas (Peter Simon). <i>Sammlungen Historischer Nachrichten uber die Mongolischen Volkerschaften.</i> £15,000 to £20,000 
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> America.- Warre (Henry). <i>Sketches in North America</i>, 1848. £4,000 to £6,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Atlases.- <i>English Pilot (The). The Fourth Book. Describing The West-Indian Navigation, from Hudson's Bay to the River Amazones...</i> £4,000 to £6,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. September 27, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Greece.- Lear (Edward). <i>Views of the Seven Ionian Isles</i>, signed presentation copy from the author to Evelyn Baring, 1863. £3,000 to £4,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Lear (Edward).- [Gray (John Edward)]. <i>Gleanings from the Menagerie and Aviary at Knowsley Hall</i>, 1846. £7,000 to £10,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Flamsteed (John). <i>Historiae Coelestis</i>, first edition,1712. £20,000 to £30,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. September 27, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Flamsteed (John). <i>Atlas Coelestis</i>, 1781. £10,000 to £15,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Conjuring Posters.- The Steens, American Mystifiers: Originators of Silent Transmission. broadside poster, [probably 1890-1900]. £300 to £500
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Tyndale's Bible.- Bible, English. The newe Testament, Richard Jugge, 1552; sold not subject to return. £10,000 to £15,000
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  • <b>Sotheby’s: The Library of John & Suzanne Bonham. 26 September in London. Viewing 22-25 September</b>
    Sotheby’s London, Sep. 26:</b> Churchill, Winston S. Two Typed Letters Signed, regarding the British North Greenland Expedition (1952-54). £3,000 to £4,000
    Sotheby’s London, Sep. 26:</b> Bernatz, Johann Martin. <i> Scenes in Ethiopia</i>. London: F.G. Moon, 1852. First edition. £6,000 to £8,000
    Sotheby’s London, Sep. 26:</b> Captain Lawrence Edward Grace Oates. Collection comprising (among other things): documents and pamphlets. £1,500 to £1,800
    <b>Sotheby’s: The Library of John & Suzanne Bonham. 26 September in London. Viewing 22-25 September</b>
    Sotheby’s London, Sep. 26:</b> Darwin, Charles, and Philip Parker King, and Robert FitzRoy. <i> Narrative of the Surveying Voyages of His Majesty's Ships Adventure and Beagle Between the Years 1826 and 1836…</i> £15,000 to £20,000
    Sotheby’s London, Sep. 26:</b> Spratt, Thomas A.B., and Edward Forbes. <i>Travels in Lycia, Milyas, and the Cibyratis</i>. London: John Van Voorst, 1847. £800 to £1,200
    Sotheby’s London, Sep. 26:</b> Richardson, John. <i>Arctic Searching Expedition: A Journal of a Boat-Voyage Through Rupert's Land and the Arctic Sea, In Search of Sir John Franklin</i>. £6,000 to £8,000
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> Printed & Manuscript Americana</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> Broadside proclaiming the end of the Revolutionary War, NH, 1783. $20,000 to $30,000. 
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> Manuscript medical journal kept by physicians aboard Continental Navy vessels, 1777-88. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> Manuscript notes on sermons heard at Boston's First Church & Old South Church, 1684-1703. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> Printed & Manuscript Americana</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> Missionary archive of Samuel W. and Gideon H. Pond, MN, 1833-93. $30,000 to $40,000. 
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> Captain's journal of a mutinous whaling journey, South Pacific, 1839-46. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> <i>McClees' Gallery of Photographic Portraits ... of the Thirty-Fifth Congress</i>,Washington, 1859. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> Printed & Manuscript Americana</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> Juan de Ugarte, manuscript report on first 16 months of California missions, Mexico, 1699. $12,000 to $18,000
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> Cyanotype albums depicting the construction of the Williamsburg Bridge, New York City, 1897-1903. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> Unrecorded broadside from occupied New York, 1778. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> Printed & Manuscript Americana</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> <i>The Honolulu Merchants' Looking-Glass</i>, first edition, San Francisco, 1862. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> Honorius Philoponus, <i>Nova Typis Transacta Navigatio</i>, first edition, Linz, 1621. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> The Book of Mormon, first edition, Palmyra, NY, 1830. $10,000 to $15,000.

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Twenty-four Auctions Archived, 21 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday, February 4th, 24 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 9 auctions denominated in euros, 3 in British pounds, and 12 in US dollars.  Sales were $4,357,845 as 5,967 lots were offered and 4,678 sold for a 78% success rate.  The pace is picking up.



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

De Baecque and AssociesChina and Asian Art - Letters and Prints on January 25th: 258.30% 
Kedem AuctionOnline Auction – Jewish Art and Artists on January 17th: 147.64% 
BonhamsTravel and Exploration on February 1st: 140.82% 
Gonnelli Casa DAsteBooks, Manuscripts and Autographs on January 31st: 128.56% 
Brunk AuctionsJanuary Sale on January 27th: 106.11% 


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

Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 1/22 on January 29th: 99.33% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 1/22 on January 29th: 97.53% 
Brunk AuctionsJanuary Sale on January 27th: 94.67% 
Kedem AuctionOnline Auction – Jewish Art and Artists on January 17th: 92.86% 
Lancaster Mennonite Historical SocietyRare, Out of Print and Used Books on January 13th: 90.59% 
BonhamsTravel and Exploration on February 1st: 88.24% 
Potomack CompanySpecial Collections and Estates - Prints on January 28th: 85.29% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on January 31st: 83.33% 
Cowans AuctionsHistorical Autographs and Maps - Internet bidstart 1/19 on January 30th: 80.82% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on January 25th: 80.44% 
 
 
 
Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Arader Galleries Audubon Aquatint Engraving, Fish Hawk or Osprey on January 28th Actual price: USD $109,800.
  2. Bonhams Aurora Australis on February 1st Actual price: USD $87,313.
  3. Arader Galleries Audubon Aquatint Engraving, Summer, or Wood Duck on January 28th Actual price: USD $79,300.
  4. Arader Galleries Audubon Aquatint Engraving, Long-Billed Curlew on January 28th Actual price: USD $73,200.
  5. Arader Galleries Audubon Aquatint Engraving, Great Horned Owl on January 28th Actual price: USD $51,850.
  6. Bonhams Album containing 37 large photographs by White taken in 1905 on February 1st Actual price: USD $50,800.
  7. Arader Galleries Audubon Aquatint Engraving, Virginia Partridge on January 28th Actual price: USD $48,800.
  8. Arader Galleries Audubon Aquatint Engraving, Canvas-Backed Duck on January 28th Actual price: USD $48,800.
  9. Skinner Le joueur de diole on January 27th Actual price: USD $43,050.
  10. Arader Galleries Audubon Aquatint Engraving, Wild Turkey (Female) on January 28th Actual price: USD $39,650.
  11. Arader Galleries John Webber, Winter Scene in Kamchatka Oil Painting on January 28th Actual price: USD $36,600.
  12. Forum Auctions Greek medical manuscript.- Iatrosophion on January 25th Actual price: USD $34,650.
  13. Arader Galleries Audubon Aquatint Engraving, Great White Heron on January 28th Actual price: USD $33,550.
  14. Forum Auctions Practica musicae on January 25th Actual price: USD $31,500.
  15. Arader Galleries Audubon Aquatint Engraving, White-Headed Eagle on January 28th Actual price: USD $30,500.
  16. Skinner Art Critic on January 27th Actual price: USD $27,060.
  17. Bonhams African Scenery and Animals at the Cape of Good Hope on February 1st Actual price: USD $26,988.
  18. Arader Galleries Audubon Aquatint Engraving, Great Cinereous Owl on January 28th Actual price: USD $24,400.
  19. Bonhams Log of midshipman A. N. ["Neville"] Pepper on February 1st Actual price: USD $23,813.
  20. Forum Auctions Epitome proverbiorum Tarrhaei et Didymi [graece], on January 25th Actual price: USD $23,625.
  21. Skinner Signs on January 27th Actual price: USD $23,370.
  22. Gonnelli Casa DAste Horae BMV secundum usum Romanae Curiae. on January 31st Actual price: USD $22,950.
  23. Skinner Marcel Duchamp, New York on January 27th Actual price: USD $22,140.
  24. Skinner Portrait on January 27th Actual price: USD $22,140.
  25. Forum Auctions Commedia. Paradiso on January 25th Actual price: USD $22,050.



24 total sales reported this week:

Gonnelli Casa DAste. Books, Manuscripts and Autographs on January 31st: 67.15%
De Baecque and Associes. China and Asian Art - Letters and Prints on January 25th: 44.30%
Bonhams. Travel and Exploration on February 1st: 88.24%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Photo Opportunities on January 31st: 17.43%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on January 31st: 83.33%
Cowans Auctions. Historical Autographs and Maps - Internet bidstart 1/19 on January 30th: 80.82%
Rossini. Photojournalism on January 28th: 24.49%
Brunk Auctions. January Sale on January 27th: 94.67%
OSENAT. Automobilia on January 28th: 76.14%
Potomack Company. Special Collections and Estates - Prints on January 28th: 85.29%
Auctionata. Space History Sale on January 27th: 57.14%
Tajan. A Doctor's Library on January 27th: 65.02%
Tajan. Modern and Contemporary Works of Art - Prints on January 26th: 33.33%
Audap and Mirabaud. Prints on January 24th: 60.87%
Grays Auctioneers. Fine Art, Furniture and Decorative Arts - Prints on January 18th: 75.93%
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Rare, Out of Print and Used Books on January 13th: 90.59%
Eldreds. Prints in Art and Collectibles - Internet bidstart 1/14 on January 24th: 60.71%
Arader Galleries. Winter 2017 Auction on January 28th: 72.18%
PBA Galleries. Fine Literature and Modern First Editions on January 26th: 79.37%
Skinner. Fine Prints, Photographs on January 27th: 77.89%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 1/22 on January 29th: 97.53%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 1/22 on January 29th: 99.33%
Kedem Auction. Online Auction – Jewish Art and Artists on January 17th: 92.86%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on January 25th: 80.44%


For the week ahead 21 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Feb. 6th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 74 lots

Tue. Feb. 7th
Forum Auctions in Italy. Roma. Fine Books and Works on Paper. 93 lots
Kedem Auction. Jerusalem . Judaica: Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters. 475 lots
Il Ponte. Milan. Home Decor Modern Art, Modernism, Books - Session 1 and 2: Interior Design - Prints. 44 lots

Wed. Feb. 8th
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. Autographs and Manuscripts. 229 lots
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Three Day Books, Maps, Ephemera, Pictures & Prints Sale - Day 1.. 747 lots
Old World Auctions. Glen Allen. Antique Maps, Globes, Charts, Atlases & Vintage Graphics. 825 lots
Sothebys. Paris. Books and Manuscripts. 148 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Autographs and Artifacts - Internet bidstart 1/20. 767 lots

Thu. Feb. 9th
James D Julia Auctioneers. Fairfield. Fine Art, Asian and Antiques. 94 lots
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Three Day Books, Maps, Ephemera, Pictures & Prints Sale - Day 2.. 227 lots
Il Ponte. Milan. Home Decor Modern Art, Modernism, Books - Session 5 and 6: Modern Art and Interior Design - Prints. 105 lots

Fri. Feb. 10th
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Lee's Summit . Photographs, Prints. 18 lots
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Three Day Books, Maps, Ephemera, Pictures & Prints Sale. - Day 3. 95 lots
Il Ponte. Milan. Home Decor Modern Art, Modernism, Books - Session 7 and 8: Interior Design - Prints. 48 lots

Sat. Feb. 11th
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . February Estate Auction. 36 lots
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Winter Estate Auction. 70 lots
Artcurial. Paris. AUTOMOBILIA RÉTROMOBILE 2017. 29 lots

Sun. Feb. 12th
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Rare Books and Manuscripts. 220 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 2/5.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 2/5.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>19th Century Shop’s Catalog 170 Great Books and Photos. Please inquire for a copy.</b>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Exodus 10:10 to 16:15. Complete Biblical scroll sheet in Hebrew, a Torah scroll panel. Middle East, ca. 10th or 11th century.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Copernicus Refuted. (Astronomy.). Scientific manuscript of a course of studies at Collège de la Trinité, Lyon. 1660s.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Israel’s War of Independence and the Early Days of the IDF. 58 photographs presented to Israel Ber, IDF officer and later convicted spy.
    <b>19th Century Shop’s Catalog 170 Great Books and Photos. Please inquire for a copy.</b>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Early Unpublished Darwin letter on the races of man. Autograph Letter Signed [to Henry Denny]. Down, Kent, June 1, [1844].
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Classic Image of American Slavery. Kimball, M. H. <i>Emancipated Slaves</i>. New York: George Hanks, 1863.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> (Underground Railroad.) Scaggs, Isaac. Important Runaway Slave Poster: $500 Reward Ran away, or decoyed from the subscriber…
  • <b>Consignments now invited<br>History of Science & Technology<br>December 12th, 2017</b>
    NEWTON, ISAAC. <i>Opticks</i>. London, 1704. Presentation copy to Edmund Halley. Sold for $1,330,000
    Apple Computer Contract & Dissolution of Contract, signed by Jobs, Wozniak, & Wayne. Sold for $1,594,500
    DARWIN, CHARLES. Autograph Manuscript page from the manuscript of <i>On the Origin of Species</i>. Sold for $250,000