• <b>Morton Subastas: Auction of Books by Explorers and Travelers, Maps, Landscapes, Science, and Religion<br>Tuesday, January 28th, 2020<br>5:00 p.m. (CST)</b>
    <b>Morton Subastas, Jan. 28:</b> Darwin, Charles. <i>On the Origin of Species.</i> London, 1859. First Edition. Letter Addressed to Dr. Ogle and Envelope Signed by Charles Darwin. $278,000 to $333,000.
    <b>Morton Subastas, Jan. 28:</b> Ortelij, Abrahami. <i>Epitome Theatri Orbis Terrarum.</i> Antuerpiae: Exstat in Officina Plantinian, 1612. Rare Edition. $5,560 to $6,670.
    <b>Morton Subastas, Jan. 28:</b> González de Mendoza, Juan. <i>Histoire du Grand Royaume de la Chine, Situé Aux Indes Orientales.</i> [Genève]: 1606. $1,670 to $2,230.
    <b>Morton Subastas: Auction of Books by Explorers and Travelers, Maps, Landscapes, Science, and Religion<br>Tuesday, January 28th, 2020<br>5:00 p.m. (CST)</b>
    <b>Morton Subastas, Jan. 28:</b> Chapman, Conrad Wise. <i>Landscape of the Valley of Mexico.</i> Oil on wood. Signed and dated. $26,120 to $30,560.
    <b>Morton Subastas, Jan. 28:</b> <i>Thesaurus Exorcismorum...</i> Coloniae, 1608. Collection of Six Works of the Most Important Franciscan Exorcists of the 16th Century. $1,670 to $2,230.
    <b>Morton Subastas, Jan. 28:</b> <i>Saggio delle Transazioni Filosofiche della Società Regia.</i> Napoli, 1729-1734. With a Map of California by Eusebio Kino. $1,120 to $1,440.
    <b>Morton Subastas: Auction of Books by Explorers and Travelers, Maps, Landscapes, Science, and Religion<br>Tuesday, January 28th, 2020<br>5:00 p.m. (CST)</b>
    <b>Morton Subastas, Jan. 28:</b> Scherer, Heinrich. <i>Delineatio Nova et Vera Partis Australis Novi Mexici, cum Australi Parte Insulae Californiae...</i> Münich, ca. 1700. $850 to $1,120.
    <b>Morton Subastas, Jan. 28:</b> Santacilia, Jorge Juan-Ulloa, Antonio de. <i>A Voyage to South America. Describing at Large, the Spanish Cities...</i> London, 1760. $890 to $1,120.
    <b>Morton Subastas, Jan. 28:</b> Limborch, Philippi. <i>Historia Inquisitionis Cui Subjungitur Liber Sententiarum Inquisitionis Tholosanae...</i> Amsterdam, 1692. $1,340 to $1,670.
    <b>Morton Subastas: Auction of Books by Explorers and Travelers, Maps, Landscapes, Science, and Religion<br>Tuesday, January 28th, 2020<br>5:00 p.m. (CST)</b>
    <b>Morton Subastas, Jan. 28:</b> Castro, C. - Campillo, J. - Cumplido, I. - Lauda, L. - Rodríguez G. <i>Mexico and Its Surroundings.</i> Méx, 1855-56. $5,000 to $5,560.
    <b>Morton Subastas, Jan. 28:</b> <i>Medical Gazette. Periodical of the National Academy of Medicine of Mexico...</i> México, 1864 - 1943. Pieces: 169. $1,340 to $1,560.
  • <b>Sotheby’s, Jan. 27:</b> [Paine, Thomas]. Common Sense; Addressed to the Inhabitants of America… Philadelphia: R. Bell, 1776. $200,000 to $250,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jan. 27:</b> Lincoln, Abraham. Autograph letter signed, to Joshua Reed Giddings, 21 May 1860. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jan. 27:</b> Oakley, Annie. <i>A Brief Sketch of Her Career and Notes on Shooting.</i> [N.p.]: ca. 1913, Signed. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jan. 27:</b> Washington, George. One autograph letter signed & 3 letters signed to General Alexander McDougall, September 1777. $70,000 to $100,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jan. 27:</b> Mather, Cotton. <i>The Wonders of the Invisible World. Being an account of the tryals of several witches...</i> London: 1693. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jan. 27:</b> James, Benjamin.<i><br>A Treatise on the Management of the Teeth.</i> Boston, 1814. $2,000 to $3,000.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 13:</b> Emil Cardinaux, <i>Winter in der Schweiz,</i> 1921. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 13:</b> Evelyn Rumsey Carey, <i>Pan American Exposition / Niagara / Buffalo,</i> 1901. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 13:</b> Arnost Hofbauer, <i>Topicuv Salon,</i> 1898. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 13:</b> Alphonse Mucha, <i>Job,</i> 1896. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 13:</b> Georges de Feure, <i>Le Journal des Ventes,</i> 1898. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 13:</b> Alphonse Mucha, <i>Cycles Perfecta,</i> 1897. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 13:</b> Edward Penfield, <i>Orient Cycles / Lead the Leaders,</i> circa 1895. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 13:</b> Adrien Barrère, <i>L’Ideal du Touriste,</i> 1903. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 13:</b> Willem Frederick Ten Broek, <i>New York / Wereldtentoonselling / Holland – Amerika Lijn,</i> 1938. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 13:</b> Dwight Clark Shepler, <i>Sun Valley / Union Pacific.</i> $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 13:</b> Sascha Maurer, <i>Flexible Flyer Splitkein / Smuggler’s Notch,</i> circa 1935. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 13:</b> Louis Bonhajo, <i>Vote / League of Women Voters,</i> 1920. $2,000 to $3,000.
  • <center><b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Books & Works on Paper<br>January 28, 2020</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> <i>Byblia in vulgar ultimamente impressa,</i> illustrated, folio, Lazaro de Soardi & Bernardino Benali, Venice,1517. £8,000 to £12,000.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Milio (Agostino). <i>Nuovo dialogo delle devozioni del sacro monte della Verna,</i> FIRST and ONLY EDITION, illustrated, 4to, Stamperia Ducale, Florence, 1568. £800 to £1,200.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Joyce (James). <i>Ulysses,</i> First English edition, NUMBER 23 OF 2000 COPIES, , 4to, Egoist Press, Paris, 1922. £800 to £1,200.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Dumas (Marlene). <i>Doornrosie,</i> lithograph printed in colours, signed, 370 x 440 mm, 1989. £800 to £1,200.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Japanese Culture.- Kimbei (Kusakabe). Two albums of hand tinted albumen prints, each with 50 photos, each photo c.140 x 95mm, [late 19th century]. £800 to £1,200.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Miró (Joan) ARR. <i>Personnages sur Fond Noir,</i> NUMBER 38 OF 75 COPIES, lithograph, signed and dated, 305 x 445mm, 1948. £1,000 to £1,500.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Ray (Man). Autoportrait, photolithograph, initialled and inscribed by artist, ONE of 100 COPIES, 200 x 160mm, 1972. £800 to £1,200.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Wou-Ki (Zao). L'tang / The Pond, etching aquatint, number 2 of 3 only, signed by artist, 260 x 230 mm, Paris, Editions Galanis, 1972. £800 to £1,200.
    <center><b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Autographs & Memorabilia<br>January 28, 2020</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> De Amicis (Edmondo). Postcards signed by Italian author and journalist Edmondo De Amicis, February 1897- August 1907. £2,000 to £3,000.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Live Aid.- Live Aid 1985 souvenir programme, signed by Bob Geldof, Cliff Richard, Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney, Freddie Mercury, and others, 1985-1991. £3,000 to £4,000.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> 1944 Commonwealth Prime Ministers' Conference. Black and white, landscape photograph ft. all the Heads of Government of the British Commonwealth who attended the 1944 Prime Ministers' Conference in London, signed by all.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Walt Disney Production.- Dopey, original animation cel from Snow White approx. 180 x 180mm., Walt Disney Enterprises, 1937. £1,500 to £2,000.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Liszt (Franz). Carte-de-visite photograph by J.Ganz of Brussels of Franz Liszt, signed, 10 x 6.4cm, c. 1880. £1,000 to £1,500.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Fermi (Enrico). Autograph letter signed to Professor Tullio Levi Civita, 8vo, Florence, 9 May 1925; w/an autograph note from Professor Civita, 7 March 1934 (2). £1,800 to £2,200.

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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

  • <b>Bonhams:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>Measure for Measure</i> (extracted from the First Folio). London, 1623. Sold for $52,575.
    <b>Bonhams:</b> HAWTHORNE, NATHANIEL. <i>Fanshawe, A Tale.</i> Boston, 1828. FIRST EDITION OF AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. Sold for $47,575.
    <b>Bonhams:</b> THOREAU, HENRY DAVID. <i>Walden; Or, Life in the Woods.</i> Boston, 1854. FINE COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION. Sold for $12,575.
    <b>Bonhams: </b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies.</i> London, 1685. THE FOURTH FOLIO, Brewster/Bentley issue. Sold for $43,825.
    <b>Bonhams:</b> STEIG, WILLIAM. Original maquette and 58 finished drawings for <i>The Agony in the Kindergarten,</i> one of Steig's most important books. Sold for $12,575.
    <b>Bonhams:</b> KING, STEPHEN. <i>Carrie.</i> New York, 1974. INSCRIBED FIRST EDITION, OF AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. Sold for $1,912.50.
    <b><center>Bonhams<br>Consignments invited (2020)</b>
    <b>Bonhams:</b> APPLE MACINTOSH PROTOTYPE. 1983. The earliest known Macintosh with "Twiggy" drive, one of only two known working machines. Sold for $150,075.
    <b>Bonhams:</b> LOVELACE, AUGUSTA ADA. Sketch of the Analytical Engine Invented by Charles Babbage Esq. London, 1843. FIRST EDITION, JOURNAL ISSUE, MOST IMPORTANT PAPER IN EARLY DIGITAL COMPUTING. Sold for $15,075.
    <b>Bonhams:</b> APPLE-1 COMPUTER. Signed by Steve Wozniak, used in development of Apple II. Sold for $175,075.
    <b>Bonhams:</b> DARWIN, CHARLES. 1809-1882. <i>On the Origin of Species By Means of Natural Selection.</i> London, 1859. FIRST EDITION. Sold for $131,325.
    <b>Bonhams:</b> BOOLE, GEORGE. <i>An Investigation of the Laws of Thought.</i> London, 1854. Sold for $12,575.
    <b>Bonhams:</b> SHANNON, CLAUDE and WARREN WEAVER. <i>The Mathematical Theory of Communication.</i> Urbana, 1949. Sold for $27,575.