• <b>Bonhams, June 29:</b> LIFE OF OSLER, PRESENTATION COPY TO NEPHEW NORMAN GWYN. CUSHING, HARVEY. 1869-1939. <i>The Life of Sir William Osler.</i> Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1925. $1,500 to $2,500.
    <b>Bonhams, June 29:</b> OSLER TO HALSTED MENTIONING CUSHING AND WELCH. Autograph Letter Signed ("Wm Osler") to William Stewart Halsted on medical matters, 2 pp, January 19, 1919. $1,500 to $2,500.
    <b>Bonhams, June 29:</b> CUSHING PRESENTATION COPY TO LUCIEN PRICE. CUSHING, HARVEY. <i>Intracranial Tumours.</i> Springfield, 1932. $1,000 to $1,500.
    <b>Bonhams, June 29:</b> OSLER ON HIS CHILDHOOD. Autograph Letter Signed ("Wm Osler") to Mabel [Brewster] on returning home to Staplehurst. $800 to $1,200.
    <b>Bonhams, June 29:</b> SCULTETUS, JOHANNES. 1595-1645. <i>Cheiroplotheke, seu armamentarium chirurgicum XLIII.</i> Ulm: Balthasar Kühnen, 1655. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Bonhams, June 29:</b> VICQ D'AZYR, FELIX. 1748-1794. <i>Traite d'anatomie et de physiologie.</i> Paris: Didot l'aine, 1786. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Bonhams, June 29:</b> TAGAULT, JEAN. C.1499-1546. <i>De chirugica institutione libri quinque....</i> Lyon: Guillaume Rouillé, 1549. $400 to $600.
    <b>Bonhams, June 30:</b> EDWARD S. CURTIS (1868-1952). Autograph Logs and Journals from his 1927 Alaska Expedition. $7,000 to $ 9,000.
    <b>Bonhams, June 30:</b> EDWARD S. CURTIS (1868-1952). Cañon de Chelley, 1904. Oversized orotone, 17 x 22in in original Curtis Studio frame. $30,000 to $50,000.
    <b>Bonhams, June 30:</b> EDWARD S. CURTIS (1868-1952). 26 cyanotypes, featuring images of Cheyenne tribes from Volume VI of <i>North American Indian,</i> c.1907, made by Curtis in the field. $30,000 to $50,000.
    <b>Bonhams, June 30:</b> EDWARD S. CURTIS (1868-1952). The Vanishing Race, 1904. Oversized orotone, 18 x 24in in original Curtis Studio frame. $20,000 to $30,000.
  • <center><b>Cowan’s<br>American Historical Ephemera<br>& Photography<br>June 25, 2021</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, June 25:</b> [CIVIL WAR] -- [SHERIDAN, Philip Henry]. Personal headquarters flag of Philip Henry Sheridan used when he led the 2nd Michigan Cavalry. Spring - Summer 1862. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, June 25:</b> [EARLY PHOTOGRAPHY]. Half plate daguerreotype of firefighter Walter Van Erven Dorens. [San Francisco]: n.p., [ca 1854-1856]. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, June 25:</b> [LINCOLNIANA]. Abraham Lincoln banner possibly made for the 1864 presidential campaign. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <center><b>Cowan’s<br>American Historical Ephemera<br>& Photography<br>June 25, 2021</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, June 25:</b> [REVOLUTIONARY WAR - CONTINENTAL CONGRESS]. [HOLTEN, Dr. Samuel]. An archive of letters related to Danvers, Massachusetts, physician and statesman Dr. Samuel Holten. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, June 25:</b> [UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD]. CARBUTT, John, photographer. Exceptional collection of 27 stereoviews from the series, "Excursion to the 100th Meridian, October 1866." Chicago, [1866]. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, June 25:</b> [ALASKAN GOLD RUSH]. William Steele West and family, extensive archive of photographs, diaries, correspondence, and personal items. [Ca 19th - 20th century]. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <center><b>Cowan’s<br>American Historical Ephemera<br>& Photography<br>June 25, 2021</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, June 25:</b> [TAYLOR, Zachary]. Quarter plate daguerreotype featuring the 12th President of the United States. N.p.: n.p., [ca 1845]. $8,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, June 25:</b> [WASHINGTON, George]. Signed Society of the Cincinnati document. $5,000 to $7,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, June 25:</b> LINCOLN, Abraham. Autograph endorsement signed ("A. Lincoln"), as President. [Washington], 29 September 1862. 1 page, 4to, old creases. $5,000 to $7,000.
    <center><b>Cowan’s<br>American Historical Ephemera<br>& Photography<br>June 25, 2021</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, June 25:</b> JEFFERSON, Thomas. Autograph letter signed ("Th. Jefferson"), as United States President, to Robert Patterson. Washington DC, 2 July 1805. 1 page, 4to, evenly toned, small tear from seal. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, June 25:</b> [EARLY PHOTOGRAPHY] -- [ALCOTT, Elizabeth Sewall]. Ninth plate ruby ambrotype attributed to Elizabeth Sewall Alcott. N.p., [ca 1856-1857]. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, June 25:</b> [WESTERN AMERICANA]. RUSSELL, Andrew Joseph, photographer. <i>Salt Lake City, From the Top of the Tabernacle.</i> [1869]
  • <b><center>Sotheby’s<br>Livres et Manuscrits :<br>de Cervantès à Houellebecq<br>18 – 25 June</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 18 – 25 June:</b> Jouve, Paul -- François-Louis Schmied -- Rudyard Kipling. <i>Le Livre de la Jungle,</i> 1919.<br>€ 80,000 to € 120,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 18 – 25 June:</b> Cervantès Saavedra, Miguel de. <i>El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quixote de la Mancha.</i> Bruxelles, 1607.<br>€ 30,000 to € 50,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 18 – 25 June:</b> Buren, Daniel - Aimé Césaire. Cahier d'un retour au pays natal. Solstice, 2004. 1/140 ex. Avec 1/20 suites d'œuvres originales.<br>€ 4,000 to € 6,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 18 – 25 June:</b> [Musique] - Gioacchino Traversa. Six sonates à violon seul. [Vers 1770].<br>€ 3,000 to € 5,000.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 24:</b> C.F. Payne, <i>Micawber, Imitating Norman Rockwell’s “Triple self-portrait,”</i> mixed media, 2002. $800 to $1,200.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 24:</b> Brian Froud, media illustration published in <i>The Land of Froud,</i> 1977. Estimate $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 24:</b> Haddon Sundblom, <i>All a Girl Needs,</i> oil on canvas, published in <i>The Ladies’ Home Journal,</i> 1942. $8,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 24:</b> Adrianne Lobel, <i>My One and Only,</i> 26 scenic concept collages for the Broadway musical, 1983. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 24:</b> Charles Schulz, original four-panel pen and ink <i>Peanuts</i> comic strip, 1971. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 24:</b>Jack Davis, mixed media cartoon for <i>Playboy,</i> 1959. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 24:</b> Charles Addams, mixed media cartoon for <i>The New Yorker,</i> 1937. $6,000 to $9,000.

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Twenty-two Auctions Archived, 30 Sales Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday, 6 May, 2017, 22 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 9 denominated in euros, 2 in British pounds, and 11 in US dollars.  Turnover was $6,505,137 as 6,877 lots were offered and 5,203 sold for a 76% success rate.

 

2 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Swann GalleriesOld Master Through Modern Prints on May 2nd: $2,070,988 
Doyle New YorkPrints and Multiples on May 1st: $1,303,972 

6 auctions saw total sales exceed 100% of the high estimates of all lots offered in the sale: 

Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersFine Auction - Prints on April 23rd: 178.83% 
De Baecque and AssociesEric Gruaz Library: Alchemy - Magic - Witchcraft - Occultism - Religion (Auction in association with on April 27th: 135.75% 
Doyle New YorkPrints and Multiples on May 1st: 118.71% 
De Baecque and AssociesEric Gruaz Library: Alchemy - Magic - Witchcraft - Occultism - Religion (Auction in association with on April 28th: 118.19% 
Romantic Agony Book and Print AuctionsBooks and Prints on April 29th: 105.18% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on May 2nd: 102.26% 


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

Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 4/23 on April 30th: 99.46% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 4/23 on April 30th: 96.90% 
Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersFine Auction - Prints on April 23rd: 96.30% 
Doyle New YorkPrints and Multiples on May 1st: 92.74% 
De Baecque and AssociesEric Gruaz Library: Alchemy - Magic - Witchcraft - Occultism - Religion (Auction in association with on April 28th: 91.67% 
De Baecque and AssociesEric Gruaz Library: Alchemy - Magic - Witchcraft - Occultism - Religion (Auction in association with on April 27th: 90.99% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on May 2nd: 90.54% 
Swann GalleriesAutographs on May 4th: 86.12% 
Kedem AuctionOnline Auction - Passover Haggadot and Sifrey Kodesh on March 28th: 85.16% 
William H. Bunch Auctions and AppraisalsApril Premier Auction - Books, Prints on April 25th: 83.33% 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Swann Galleries Evening Wind on May 2nd Actual price: USD $118,750.
  2. Swann Galleries Self Portrait in a Flat Cap and Embroidered Dress on May 2nd Actual price: USD $87,500.
  3. Doyle New York CHEESE MOLD STANDARD WITH OLIVE on May 1st Actual price: USD $87,500.
  4. Swann Galleries The Fourth Oriental Head on May 2nd Actual price: USD $72,500.
  5. Doyle New York LE DÉJEUNER SUR L'HERBE on May 1st Actual price: USD $62,500.
  6. Doyle New York AFRICAN ELEPHANT on May 1st Actual price: USD $59,375.
  7. Swann Galleries Wet Night, Route 6 on May 2nd Actual price: USD $52,500.
  8. Swann Galleries Knight, Death and the Devil on May 2nd Actual price: USD $52,500.
  9. Swann Galleries Figure composée II on May 2nd Actual price: USD $50,000.
  10. Swann Galleries The Sea Monster on May 2nd Actual price: USD $47,500.
  11. Swann Galleries The Four Horsemen on May 2nd Actual price: USD $43,750.
  12. Doyle New York STUDY on May 1st Actual price: USD $43,750.
  13. Swann Galleries Yorkville Night on May 2nd Actual price: USD $42,500.
  14. Swann Galleries Self Portrait with Long, Bushy Hair: Head only on May 2nd Actual price: USD $42,500.
  15. De Baecque and Associes BIBLE MANUSCRITE. BIBLIA INTEGRA MANU SCRIPTA. on April 28th Actual price: USD $40,145.
  16. Swann Galleries Melencolia I on May 2nd Actual price: USD $37,500.
  17. Romantic Agony Book and Print Auctions [Annunciation], France, end of 15th c. on April 29th Actual price: USD $36,788.
  18. Swann Galleries The Good Samaritan on May 2nd Actual price: USD $35,000.
  19. Swann Galleries JOHN F.; AND DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER. Photograph Signed on May 4th Actual price: USD $32,500.
  20. Swann Galleries Le Chef des Équipages on May 2nd Actual price: USD $32,500.
  21. Swann Galleries The Race on May 2nd Actual price: USD $32,500.
  22. Swann Galleries Night Shadows on May 2nd Actual price: USD $32,500.
  23. Doyle New York JACQUELINE AU CHEVALET on May 1st Actual price: USD $28,125.
  24. Doyle New York ELS GOSSOS VII on May 1st Actual price: USD $28,125.
  25. Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers HISTOIRE NATURELLE DES OISEAUX: FIFTY-EIGHT PLATES on April 23rd Actual price: USD $27,600.


22 total sales reported this week:

Kedem Auction. Online Auction - Passover Haggadot and Sifrey Kodesh on March 28th: 85.16%
Winter Associates. Prints on May 1st: 51.43%
PBA Galleries. Illustrated Books - Children's Literature - Decorative Arts - Fine Bindings - Gary Dollar Oz Collect on May 4th: 75.71%
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. April Premier Auction - Books, Prints on April 25th: 83.33%
Purcell Auctioneers. Irish Interest Book Auction on April 12th: 71.59%
Minerva Auctions Roma. Photographs on April 20th: 36.17%
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Documenting History: Science, Exploration on May 4th: 61.13%
Doyle New York. Prints and Multiples on May 1st: 92.74%
Swann Galleries. Autographs on May 4th: 86.12%
Swann Galleries. Old Master Through Modern Prints on May 2nd: 56.60%
Sothebys. Collections - Prints, Photographs on May 2nd: 75.00%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on May 2nd: 90.54%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Sporting and Taxidermy - Prints and Books on April 28th: 50.00%
Romantic Agony Book and Print Auctions. Books and Prints on April 29th: 71.24%
Romantic Agony Book and Print Auctions. Books and Prints on April 28th: 56.29%
Audap and Mirabaud. Engravings on April 27th: 50.00%
De Baecque and Associes. Eric Gruaz Library: Alchemy - Magic - Witchcraft - Occultism - Religion (Auction in association with on April 27th: 90.99%
De Baecque and Associes. Eric Gruaz Library: Alchemy - Magic - Witchcraft - Occultism - Religion (Auction in association with on April 28th: 91.67%
Rossini. Bibliophily, Autographs, Philately, Posters, Scripophily and Postcards on April 19th: 65.64%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Fine Auction - Prints on April 23rd: 96.30%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 4/23 on April 30th: 96.90%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 4/23 on April 30th: 99.46%


For the week ahead 30 sales are scheduled:

Mon. May. 8th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 64 lots

Tue. May. 9th
Burgersdijk and Niermans. Leiden. Rare Books. 677 lots
Sothebys. London. Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History. 127 lots
Kedem Auction. Jerusalem . Rare and Important Items; some Numismatic Items. 108 lots
Robert Siegel Galleries. New York. U.S. and Confederate States Postal History. 277 lots
Alexander Autographs. Chesapeake City. Autograph Auction Spring Sale. 1154 lots
Robert Siegel Galleries. New York. Deane R. Briggs, M.D. Collection of Florida in the Civil War. 206 lots

Wed. May. 10th
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Travel & Atlases including a Private Library of Polar Exploration. 574 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Manuscripts. 337 lots
Zisska and Lacher. Munich. Books, Manuscripts, Autographs, Atlases, Prints. 1952 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Autographs and Artifacts - Internet bidstart 4/21. 861 lots
Burgersdijk and Niermans. Leiden. Rare Books. 644 lots
The Antiquarian Book. Izola. Online auction sale of old & rare books, maps, prints, documents and vintage photography. 30 lots

Thu. May. 11th
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Motoring Literature, Automobilia, Early Cycling and Railwayana. 382 lots
ALDE. Paris. Antiquarian and 19th Century Books. 336 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper. 230 lots
Ader. PARIS. Old and Modern Prints - Day 1. 307 lots
Stockholms Auktionsverk. Stockholm. Modern Art and Design - Prints. 41 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Contemporary Art. 345 lots

Fri. May. 12th
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Military and Aviation History. 136 lots
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Lancaster. Rare and Used Books. 461 lots
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. Autographs and Manuscripts. 220 lots
Skinner. Marlborough. Irresistible. Unreserved. - Books, Prints - bidstart 4/26. 88 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Illustration Art. 381 lots
Ader. PARIS. Old and Modern Prints - Day 2. 288 lots
Aguttes. Neuilly-sur-Seine . Old and Modern Books.

Sat. May. 13th
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . May Estate Auction. 33 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Americana and Political. 472 lots

Sun. May. 14th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 5/7.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 5/7.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <center><b>Aste Bolaffi<br>Rare Books and Autographs<br>June 22, 2021</b>
    <b>Aste Bolaffi, June 22:</b> Tolomeo, Claudio. <i>Cosmographia.</i> Ulma, Lienhart Holle, 16.07.1482.<br>€ 50.000+
    <b>Aste Bolaffi, June 22:</b> Hondius, Henricus, & Johannes Janssonius. <i>Atlas novus, sive descriptio geographica totius orbis terrarum.</i> Amsterdam, Hondius-Janssonius, 1638. €30.000+
    <b>Aste Bolaffi, June 22:</b> Castiglione, Baldassarre. <i>Il libro del cortegiano del conte Baldesar Castiglione.</i> Venice, eredi di Aldo, 1528. € 14.000+
    <center><b>Aste Bolaffi<br>Rare Books and Autographs<br>June 22, 2021</b>
    <b>Aste Bolaffi, June 22:</b> Bayer, Johann. <i>Uranometria, omnium asterismorum continens schemata, nova methodo delineata, aereis laminis expressa.</i> Augusta, Christoph Mang, 1603.<br>€ 12.000+
    <b>Aste Bolaffi, June 22:</b> [Astronomy]. <i>[Scriptores Astronomici veteres].</i> Venezia, Aldo Manuzio, 1499.<br> € 7.000+
    <b>Aste Bolaffi, June 22:</b> Aristophanes. <i>Aristofanous Komoidiai ennea. Aristophanis Comoediae novem.</i> Venice, Aldo Manuzio, 1498. € 7.000+
    <center><b>Aste Bolaffi<br>Rare Books and Autographs<br>June 22, 2021</b>
    <b>Aste Bolaffi, June 22:</b> Herodotus. <i>Hirodotou logoi ennea [...] Herodoti libri novem quibus musarum indita sunt nomina.</i> Venice, Aldo Manuzio, 1502. € 7.000+
    <b>Aste Bolaffi, June 22:</b> Tory, Geoffroy. <i>L’art & science de la vraye proportion des lettres attiques, ou antiques.</i> Paris, Vincent Gaultherot, 1549. € 5.000+
    <b>Aste Bolaffi, June 22:</b> Caterina da Siena. <i>Epistole devotissime de sancta Catharina da Siena.</i> Venice, Aldo Manuzio, 1500. € 4.500+
    <center><b>Aste Bolaffi<br>Rare Books and Autographs<br>June 22, 2021</b>
    <b>Aste Bolaffi, June 22:</b> [Chess]. Gianuzio della Manzia, Orazio. <i>Libro nel quale si tratta della maniera di giuocar' a scacchi con alcuni sottilissimi partiti.</i> Torino, Antonio Bianchi, 1597. € 3.000+
    <b>Aste Bolaffi, June 22:</b> Newton, Isaac. <i>Philosophiae naturalis principia mathematica.</i> Amsterdam, Compagnie di Amsterdam, 1714. €2.500+
    <b>Aste Bolaffi, June 22:</b> [Turkish Empire]. Ramberti, Benedetto. <i>Libri tre delle cose de Turchi.</i> Venice, eredi di Aldo, 1539. €1.500+
  • <b><center>Doyle<br>Fine Literature<br>Online Auction<br>June 8 to June 22</b>
    <b>Doyle, Fine Literature:</b> CALDWELL, ERSKINE. <i>Tobacco Road,</i> First Edition. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Doyle, Fine Literature:</b> ELIOT, GEORGE. <i>Middlemarch: A Study of Provincial Life.</i> Edinburgh & London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1871-72. First edition in book form. $1,000 to $1,500.
    <b>Doyle, Fine Literature:</b> BYRON, GEORGE GORDON NOEL, LORD. <i>Don Juan.</i> London: the Thomas Davison; John Hunt; John and H.L. Hunt, 1819-24. First edition. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Doyle, Fine Literature:</b> [BURNEY, FRANCES]. <i>Evelina, Or, A Young Lady's Entrance into the World.</i> London: T. Lowndes, 1778. First edition. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b><center>Doyle<br>Fine Literature<br>Online Auction<br>June 8 to June 22</b>
    <b>Doyle, Fine Literature:</b> SHEPARD, ERNEST H. Colored drawing of Winnie-the-Pooh and Piglet, in an autograph letter signed by Shepard. Dated February 29th, 1932. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Doyle, Fine Literature:</b> CARROLL, LEWIS (CHARLES LUTWIDGE DODGSON). <i>The Nursery "Alice".</i> London: MacMillan, 1890. Second (first published) edition. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Doyle, Fine Literature:</b> DANA, RICHARD HENRY, Jr. <i>Two Years Before the Mast.</i> New York, 1840. First edition with an autograph letter signed by Dana laid-in. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Doyle, Fine Literature:</b> FINE BINDING-RIVIERE] HAZLITT, WILLIAM. <i>Liber Amoris: or, the New Pygmalion.</i> London: John Hunt, 1823. First edition. $3,000 to $5,000.