• <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>and Works on Paper<br>28 January 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Schedel (Hartmann). <i>Liber Chronicarum,</i> first edition, Nuremberg, Anton Koberger for Sebald Schreyer and Sebastian Kammermeister, 1493. £30,000 to £50,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> [Greek Orthodox Church].- <i>Menaion,</i> manuscript in Greek, on paper, in Greek letters, [Eastern Mediterranean], [c. 1400]. £5,000 to £7,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> American Revolution.- Loyalist's cow powder horn, engraved with the cypher "GR" for George III surmounted by a crown, an inscription, and on reverse an engraving of the "North River" [Hudson River], 1777. £5,000 to £7,000.
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>and Works on Paper<br>28 January 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Illuminated prayer book.- <i>Maria Carcer y Trigueros... Santa Misa y Oraciones,</i> illuminated manuscript in Spanish, on paper, [c. 1850]. £5,000 to £7,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Hardy (Thomas). <i>The Mayor of Casterbridge,</i> 2 vol., first edition in book form, original cloth, 1886. £2,000 to £3,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> [Austen (Jane)]. <i>Emma: A Novel,</i> first edition, Printed for John Murray, 1816. £7,000 to £10,000.
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>and Works on Paper<br>28 January 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Brontë (Charlotte). <i>Jane Eyre. An Autobiography,</i> 3 vol., first edition, Smith, Elder and Co., 1847. £10,000 to £15,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Cruikshank (George). <i>The Road to the Derby,</i> one of two proof copies, Raphael Tuck & Sons, 1882. £600 to £800.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Meunier (Charles, binder).- Gruel (Leon). <i>Manuel Historique et Bibliographique de l'Amateur de Reliures,</i> 2 vol., Paris, 1887.-1905. £3,000 to £4,000.
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>and Works on Paper<br>28 January 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Burne-Jones (Sir Edward). <i>The Work of Edward Burne-Jones,</i> edited by Philip Burne-Jones, one of 200 copies, [c.1900]. £4,000 to £6,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Nazraeli Press.- <i>Six by Six,</i> 36 vol. [a complete set], one of 100 sets, each with signed photograph, Portland, Or., 2010-16. £10,000 to £15,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Australasia.- Péron (Francois) and Freycinet. <i>Voyage de Découvertes aux Terres Australes,</i> 5 vol. including Atlas, second edition, Paris, 1824. £6,000 to £8,000.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Joseph F. Kernan, <i>College Football,</i> oil on canvas, <i>The Saturday Evening Post</i> cover, 1932. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Joseph C. Leyendecker, <i>Golfer Lighting a Cigarette,</i> oil on canvas, c.1920. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Howard Chandler Christy, <i>In the Field,</i> charcoal & watercolor, published in <i>Scribner’s,</i> 1902. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> N.C. Wyeth, <i>Standish Reading,</i> pen & ink, for <i>The Courtship of Miles Standish,</i> 1920. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Johnanna Stewart Mapes, <i>A Fairy Book,</i> conté crayon, for <i>St. Nicholas Magazine,</i> 1907. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Arnold Lobel, pen & ink, for <i>The Frog & Toad Coloring Book,</i> 1981. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Antonio Lopez, <i>Today’s Fashions,</i> study for <i>The New York Times,</i> 1981. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Charles Schulz, <i>“I’ll have to go back to the house…I forgot my rubbers…”</i> pen & ink, original 4-panel <i>Peanuts comic,</i> 1960. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Constantin Alajalov, <i>Family Tree,</i> watercolor and gouache, cover for <i>The New Yorker,</i> 1938. Estimate $3,000 to $4,000.
  • <center><b>Case Antiques<br>Two-Day Winter Auction<br>Jan. 30 & 31, 2021</b>
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> Rare 1778 Engraved map of Colonial Philadelphia after George Heap (1714-1752) and Nicholas Scull (1687-1761). $10,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> Author signed and inscribed <i>THE FOUNTAINHEAD,</i> stated First Edition, by Ayn Rand, published by The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Indianapolis, New York, 1943. $2,000 to $2,400.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> John James Audubon (American, 1785-1851) hand-colored aquatint engraving, "Yellow-billed Magpie, Stellers Jay, Ultramarine Jay and Clark's Crow," Plate Number CCCLXII. $1,800 to $2,200.
    <center><b>Case Antiques<br>Two-Day Winter Auction<br>Jan. 30 & 31, 2021</b>
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> Andrew Jackson (1767-1845) autograph letter, signed, as President, to Nathan Reid detailing Jackson’s intervention on behalf of Reid's grandson. $1,800 to $2,200.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> Edward Steichen (Luxembourg/American, 1879-1973) portfolio of photographs, "The Early Years 1900-1927, 12 Hand-Gravure Prints" #41/1000, printed in 1981. $1,400 to $1,600.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, TLS, one-page typed letter on The White House, Washington, D.C., stationary to John Marshall Butler. $1,400 to $1,600.
    <center><b>Case Antiques<br>Two-Day Winter Auction<br>Jan. 30 & 31, 2021</b>
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> Two Pre-Civil War slave related letters, including one written by Mariah, a female domestic slave of James Vincent Musgrove (1814-1890) to her daughter. $1,000 to $1,200.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> Two author signed and inscribed Ayn Rand related books, including one Rand signed <i>WE THE LIVING,</i> London 1940 edition. $1,000 to $1,200.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> PLAN DE LA VILLE DE MEMPHIS (ETATS-UNIS) 40,000 HABITANTS pen and ink with watercolor hand drawn drainage system map, circa 1870. $700 to $900.
    <center><b>Case Antiques<br>Two-Day Winter Auction<br>Jan. 30 & 31, 2021</b>
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> Scarce Mezzotint portrait of Thomas Pownall, Colonial Governor of the Province of Massachusetts Bay (1757-1760) and South Carolina (1760). $600 to $700.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> VIEW OF NORFOLK FROM COSPORT, VIRGINIA, John Hill, engraver, after John Shaw (U.K., 1776-1832). $600 to $700.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> THE BURNING OF THE MERCHANT'S EXCHANGE, NEW YORK CITY -THE GREAT FIRE OF DECEMBER, 1835. Scarce color lithograph, a 1909 reissue of the original 1836 print. $500 to $700.

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13 Auctions Archived, 25 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 10 September, 11 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 3 denominated in euros, 4 in British pounds, 1 in South African rand, and 5 in US dollars.  Turnover was $1,549,455 as 3,816 lots were offered and 2,921 sold for a 77% success rate.  For the week ahead 25 auctions are scheduled.  The summer doldrums are over.

 

1 auction saw total sales exceed 100% of the high estimates of all lots offered: 

Keys Fine Arts AuctioneersMorningthorpe Manor Country House Sale - Day 2 - Prints on September 6th: 107.40% 


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

Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 8/28 on September 4th: 99.86% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 8/28 on September 4th: 97.28% 
William H. Bunch Auctions and AppraisalsSummer Hybrid Sale - Prints on August 29th: 97.14% 
Bruun RasmussenBooks and Manuscripts on September 6th: 85.79% 
Keys Fine Arts AuctioneersMorningthorpe Manor Country House Sale - Day 2 - Prints on September 6th: 81.51% 


13 total sales reported this week: 

Keys Fine Arts AuctioneersMorningthorpe Manor Country House Sale - Day 3 - The Library on September 8th: 75.12% 
PBA GalleriesRare Books & Manuscripts on September 8th: 62.39% 
Winner's Auctions and ExhibitionsRare Latin Hebraica books and maps, Zionism, Numismatics and Jewellery on September 7th: 59.78% 
RossiniPosters, Prints, Lithographs on September 7th: 7.66% 
Bruun RasmussenBooks and Manuscripts on September 6th: 85.79% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on September 6th: 71.64% 
Keys Fine Arts AuctioneersMorningthorpe Manor Country House Sale - Day 2 - Prints on September 6th: 81.51% 
BonhamsAutomobilia - Books and Prints on September 3rd: 75.51% 
Lyon and TurnbullRare Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Photographs on August 31st: 77.94% 
William H. Bunch Auctions and AppraisalsSummer Hybrid Sale - Prints on August 29th: 97.14% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 8/28 on September 4th: 97.28% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 8/28 on September 4th: 99.86% 
Quagga Rare Books and ArtAssorted Africana - Internet bidstart 8/25 on September 1st: 40.91% 


Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. PBA Galleries Acts Passed at a Congress of the United States of America, Begun and Held at the City of New-York, on Wednesday the fourth of March, in the year M,DCC,LXXXIX - 1st, 2nd & 3rd Sessions on September 8th Actual price: USD $96,000.
  2. Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers ALBUM OF DRAWINGS AND WATERCOLOURS on September 8th Actual price: USD $34,381.
  3. Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers 2 TITLES, THE HISTORY OF THE REBELLION AND CIVIL WARS IN ENGLAND BEGUN IN THE YEAR 1641 on September 8th Actual price: USD $28,130.
  4. PBA Galleries Nurnbergische Hesperides oder Grundliche Beschreibung der Edlen Citronat / Citronen und Pomeranzen-Fruchte. [With]: Obeliscus Constantinapolitanus ober Kurtze Erflarung des zu Constantinopol... [and]: Continuation der Nurnbergischen Hesperidum... on September 8th Actual price: USD $27,000.
  5. Lyon and Turnbull The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, from Drawings Made on the Spot by David Roberts, R.A. on August 31st Actual price: USD $21,613.
  6. Lyon and Turnbull A Natural History of Birds; Gleanings of Natural History. on August 31st Actual price: USD $18,288.
  7. Lyon and Turnbull A Natural History of Birds. on August 31st Actual price: USD $18,288.
  8. Lyon and Turnbull Illustrations of Himalayan Plants. on August 31st Actual price: USD $15,794.
  9. Lyon and Turnbull Captain Cook's Florilegium. on August 31st Actual price: USD $13,300.
  10. PBA Galleries Herbier Forestier, ou Collection des especes d'arbres et arbrisseaux qui composent les forets... Dedie et presente au Roi. Par J.-B. Duchesne Fils, Jardinier en chef de Sa Majaste on September 8th Actual price: USD $13,200.
  11. Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers ANECDOTES OF DISTINGUISHED PERSONS on September 8th Actual price: USD $12,502.
  12. Lyon and Turnbull Animals drawn from Nature and Engraved in Aquatint. on August 31st Actual price: USD $12,469.
  13. Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers CONFIRMATION AND PATENT BOOK OF THE DEAN AND CHAPTER OF THE CATHEDRAL CHURCH AT THE HOLY AND UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF NORWICH on September 8th Actual price: USD $10,627.
  14. Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers BISHOP OF SALISBURY, HISTORY OF HIS OWN TIME on September 8th Actual price: USD $9,377.
  15. PBA Galleries Albums of views of San Francisco in the aftermath of the 1906 earthquake and fire on September 8th Actual price: USD $9,000.
  16. PBA Galleries The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, and Other Sketches on September 8th Actual price: USD $8,400.
  17. PBA Galleries A Treatise Concerning Political Enquiry, and the Liberty of the Press on September 8th Actual price: USD $7,800.
  18. Bruun Rasmussen Greenland: H. Egede: Det gamle Grønlands Nye Perlustration eller Natural-Historie. Og Beskrivelse over det gamle Grønlands Situation. on September 6th Actual price: USD $7,258.
  19. Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers NORDOVICUS ANTIQUA ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE EARLY HISTORY OF NORWICH on September 8th Actual price: USD $7,189.
  20. Lyon and Turnbull The Natural History Of British Insects; Explaining Them In Their Several States, With The Periods Of Their Transformation, Their Food, Oeconomy, &c. on August 31st Actual price: USD $6,983.
  21. Lyon and Turnbull Autograph Letter Signed, to the Comte d'Argenson on August 31st Actual price: USD $6,650.
  22. Lyon and Turnbull Lindisfarne Gospels, Das Buch von Lindisfarne, Evangéliare de Lindisfarne on August 31st Actual price: USD $6,318.
  23. Heritage Auctions Showcase #22 Green Lantern on September 4th Actual price: USD $6,308.
  24. Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers THE SUBSTANTIAL AUTOGRAPH COLLECTION OF SIR DAVID WILLIAM SMITH CONTAINING CIRCA 600 AUTOGRAPHS on September 8th Actual price: USD $6,251.
  25. Lyon and Turnbull Manuscript book of collected verses, "Poems" compiled by Lady Anne Hamilton, daughter of Archibald Hamilton on August 31st Actual price: USD $5,653.



For the week ahead 25 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Sep. 12th
Winter Associates. Plainville, CT . Fine Arts, Antiques, Americana. 22 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Revolutionaries of the 60s and 70s. 58 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. 2000 - Now: Contemporary Art. 48 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 66 lots

Tue. Sep. 13th
RJM Autographs and Antiques. Boston. Autographs. 160 lots

Wed. Sep. 14th
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Antiquarian Literature and History. 579 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet bidstart 8/19. 998 lots
Dallas Auction Gallery. Dallas. The Fine and Decorative Art Auction - Books and Prints. 16 lots

Thu. Sep. 15th
Old World Auctions. Glen Allen. Antique Maps, Globes, Charts, Atlases & Vintage Graphics - online bidstart 8/31. 793 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books Books Signature Auction. 834 lots
Ader. PARIS. Books and Advertising. 105 lots
Ader. PARIS. Books and Advertising. 511 lots

Fri. Sep. 16th
Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH. Berlin-Schoneberg. Rare Books of the 18th to 20th Centuries. 828 lots
Ferraton. Bruxelles. Books and Prints. 1045 lots

Sat. Sep. 17th
Brunk Auctions. Asheville, NC . Books, Prints. 90 lots
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints.
Gateway Gallery Auction. Chambersburg, PA . Sports Cards and Memorabilia. 384 lots
Rachel Davis Fine Arts. Cleveland. Advertising at Auction.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Lincoln and His Times A joint Auction by Heritage Auctions and The Rail Splitter in Recognition of t. 472 lots

Sun. Sep. 18th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 9/11.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 9/11.
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Rare Golf Books & Memorabilia (Sunday in the Poconos). 202 lots
Henri Godts Books and Prints Auctions. Bruxelles . Silent Auction (Books) - Internet bidstart 9/8.
Carlsen Gallery. Greenville, NY. 25th Anniversary Auction - Prints, Books. 15 lots
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints. 61 lots

Bruce McKinney

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