• <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
  • <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…

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Sixteen Auctions Archived, 26 Sales Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday, February 11th, 16 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database, 1 in Danish krona, 4 in euros, 1 in British pounds, and 10 in US dollars.  Turnover was $3,641,289 as 5,068 lots were offered and 3,981 sold for a 79% success rate.  The evidence is circumstantial but encouraging.

1 auction saw its total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

SothebysBooks and Manuscripts on February 8th: $1,839,598 

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

Dominic Winter Book AuctionsUnreserved Book Stock Sale on February 8th: 200.94% 
FerratonAntiquarian and Modern Books, Engravings and Autographs on February 3rd: 159.02% 
Case Antiques, Inc.Winter Art and Antiques - Prints, Manuscripts, Books on January 21st: 119.44% 
Binoche et GiquelloAutographs and Manuscripts on February 8th: 118.44% 
SothebysBooks and Manuscripts on February 8th: 102.72% 


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

Dominic Winter Book AuctionsUnreserved Book Stock Sale on February 8th: 100.00% 
Grogan and CompanyThe February Auction - Fine Art: Prints on February 5th: 100.00% 
National Book AuctionsBooks, Art and Ephemera - 1601, Fancy Leather, Breathed, etc on February 4th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 1/29 on February 5th: 99.36% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 1/29 on February 5th: 97.14% 
Potter and Potter AuctionsThe Golden Age of Magic Posters on February 4th: 94.22% 
Binoche et GiquelloAutographs and Manuscripts on February 8th: 90.95% 
Case Antiques, Inc.Winter Art and Antiques - Prints, Manuscripts, Books on January 21st: 89.51% 
Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersExposition Auction - Books and Prints on February 3rd: 86.96% 
FerratonAntiquarian and Modern Books, Engravings and Autographs on February 3rd: 86.49% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on February 7th: 82.43% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys LA RIVIERE DE CASSIS. POÈME AUTOGRAPHE. on February 8th Actual price: USD $303,345.
  2. Sothebys PLAISIRS DU JEUNE ÂGE. 7 DESSINS MANUSCRITS AUTOGRAPHES. on February 8th Actual price: USD $127,063.
  3. Potter and Potter Auctions Houdini Presents His Own Original Invention. The Greatest Sensational Mystery Ever Attempted in This or any Other Age!!! on February 4th Actual price: USD $114,000.
  4. Sothebys DE FORMATO FOETU. – DE VENARUM OSTIOLIS. – DE LOCUTIONE ET EJUS INSTRUMENTIS LIBER. — DE BRUTORUM LOQUELA. on February 8th Actual price: USD $82,925.
  5. Sothebys BÜCHER UND SCHRIFFTEN. [EN TÊTE DU PREMIER VOLUME :] CHIRURGISCHE BÜCHER UND SCHRIFFTEN. on February 8th Actual price: USD $58,850.
  6. Sothebys LA NOUVELLE CHUTE DE L’AMÉRIQUE. on February 8th Actual price: USD $56,175.
  7. Sothebys LETTRE AUTOGRAPHE SIGNÉE À LOU [CONTENANT 2 POÈMES SOUS FORME DE FABLES :] "LES FLEURS RARES" ET "LE TOUTOU ET LE GUI". on February 8th Actual price: USD $54,838.
  8. Sothebys MON CHER FRECHTMAN... TRÈS IMPORTANT ENSEMBLE DE LETTRE À SON TRADUCTEUR, AGENT LITTÉRAIRE ET CONFIDENT BERNARD FRECHTMAN. on February 8th Actual price: USD $45,475.
  9. Sothebys [REÇU DU HARAR ADRESSÉ À ARMAND SAVOURÉ, POUR LE COMPTE DU ROI MÉNÉLIK II]. on February 8th Actual price: USD $38,788.
  10. Sothebys QUATUOR HIS SUARU[M] INSTITUTIONUM GEOMETRICARUM LIBRIS. on February 8th Actual price: USD $37,450.
  11. Sothebys LES CARACTÈRES DE THÉOPHRASTE. on February 8th Actual price: USD $34,775.
  12. Sothebys IMPORTANTE CORRESPONDANCE REÇUE PAR PIET DE GROOF, ALIAS WALTER KORUN, DIRECTEUR DE LA GALERIE TAPTOE. on February 8th Actual price: USD $32,100.
  13. Sothebys DIE HETÄRENGESPRÄCHE DES LUKIAN. on February 8th Actual price: USD $32,100.
  14. Sothebys ODE À MA MÈRE. on February 8th Actual price: USD $32,100.
  15. Sothebys NEDERLANDISCHE VOGELEN. on February 8th Actual price: USD $32,100.
  16. Sothebys POMME ENDORMIE. on February 8th Actual price: USD $29,425.
  17. Sothebys POUR UN FUNAMBULE.  MANUSCRIT ET TAPUSCRIT INCONNUS.  on February 8th Actual price: USD $29,425.
  18. Sothebys VERZAMELING VAN UITLANDSCHE EN ZELDZAAME VOGELEN.  on February 8th Actual price: USD $29,425.
  19. Sothebys RARE CORRESPONDANCE À SES CRÉANCIERS DURAND ET DESVIGNES, 13 OCTOBRE 1819-24 MARS 1830. [AVEC :] 50 PIÈCES MANUSCRITES RELATIVE À NICÉPHORE NIÉPCE. on February 8th Actual price: USD $26,750.
  20. Sothebys ARS DE STATICA MEDICINA APHORISMORUM. on February 8th Actual price: USD $26,750.
  21. Sothebys [COUTUMIER DE NORMANDIE. on February 8th Actual price: USD $24,075.
  22. Potter and Potter Auctions Kellar?s Startling Wonder. The Cassadaga Propaganda. on February 4th Actual price: USD $24,000.
  23. Potter and Potter Auctions Houdini. King of Cards. on February 4th Actual price: USD $24,000.
  24. Sothebys CORRESPONDANCE À PIET DE GROOF, ALIAS WALTER KORUN. on February 8th Actual price: USD $22,738.
  25. Sothebys PHYSIOCRATIE, OU CONSTITUTION NATURELLE DU GOUVERNEMENT LE PLUS AVANTAGEUX AU GENRE HUMAIN. on February 8th Actual price: USD $22,738.



16 total sales reported this week:

Case Antiques, Inc.. Winter Art and Antiques - Prints, Manuscripts, Books on January 21st: 89.51%
Binoche et Giquello. Autographs and Manuscripts on February 8th: 90.95%
Potter and Potter Auctions. The Golden Age of Magic Posters on February 4th: 94.22%
Ferraton. Antiquarian and Modern Books, Engravings and Autographs on February 3rd: 86.49%
National Book Auctions. Books, Art and Ephemera - 1601, Fancy Leather, Breathed, etc on February 4th: 100.00%
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 11/19 on November 24th: 37.47%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Unreserved Book Stock Sale on February 8th: 100.00%
Sothebys. Books and Manuscripts on February 8th: 74.32%
Grogan and Company. The February Auction - Fine Art: Prints on February 5th: 100.00%
Rossini. Engravings, etc. on December 15th: 70.00%
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 1/6 on January 26th: 36.21%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on February 7th: 82.43%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Exposition Auction - Books and Prints on February 3rd: 86.96%
Winner's Auctions and Exhibitions. Holy books, letters from Rabbis and Rebbes, Judaica, Posters & Periodicals, Postcards, Maps, Zionism on January 31st: 46.44%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 1/29 on February 5th: 99.36%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 1/29 on February 5th: 97.14%


For the week ahead 26 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Feb. 13th
Winter Associates. Plainville, CT . February Auction - Continental. 36 lots
Il Ponte. Milan. Home Decor Modern Art, Modernism, Books - Session 9 and 10: Interior Design and Books. 264 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 95 lots

Tue. Feb. 14th
Swann Galleries. New York. Icons & Images: Photographs & Photobooks. 322 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Discover Nature. 54 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Portraits - People as Seen by Artists. 53 lots
Il Ponte. Milan. Home Decor Modern Art, Modernism, Books - Session 11 and 12: Interior Design - Prints. 35 lots

Wed. Feb. 15th
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Remaining books from the Library of Franklin Brooke-Hitching. 96 lots
Il Ponte. Milan. Home Decor Modern Art, Modernism, Books - Session 13 and 14: Interior Design - Prints. 19 lots

Thu. Feb. 16th
Auctionata. Berlin. From Chagall to Hockney: Prints and Editions. 84 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. The Spectrum of Artistic Expression. 21 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. The Spectrum of Artistic Expression: Art of the 20th & 21st Century. 66 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Marvels of Modern Music - Internet bidstart 2/9. 503 lots
Il Ponte. Milan. Home Decor Modern Art, Modernism, Books - Session 15 and 16: Interior Design - Prints. 23 lots

Fri. Feb. 17th
Copley Fine Art Auctions. Boston. Winter Sale. 100 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Winter Market Auction - Prints and Books. 96 lots
Freemans. Philadelphia. Books, Maps and Manuscripts. 384 lots
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. 75172 Pforzheim. Books, Graphics modern and ancient Arts, Antiques. 6025 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Manuscripts and Autographs. 249 lots

Sat. Feb. 18th
Aspire Auctions. Cleveland. Prints - Internet bidstart 2/10. 63 lots
Nosbüsch & Stucke. Berlin. Rare Books and Prints. 1133 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Scott W. Dawson Weekly Internet Auction - Books. 239 lots
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints. 124 lots

Sun. Feb. 19th
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Antiques, Asian and Fine Arts: Prints. 63 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 2/12.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 2/12.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

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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>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
  • <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.