• <center><b>Potter & Potter Auctions:<br>Books, Manuscripts & Fine Art<br>October 18, 2019</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, Oct. 18:</b> Ernest Hemingway. <i>The Spanish Earth.</i> First Edition. Cleveland, 1938. $1,500 to $2,500.
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, Oct. 18:</b> Toni Morrison. <i>The Bluest Eye.</i> First Edition. New York, 1970. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, Oct. 18:</b> Charles Etienne Briseux. <i>L’Art de Batir des Maisons de Campagn.</i> Paris, 1743. $6,000 to $8,000.
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    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, Oct. 18:</b> Sadajiro Yamanaka. <i>To-so Seikwa: Select Relics of the T’ang and the Sung Dynasties from the Collections in Europe and America</i>. Osaka, 1928. $1,000 to $1,500.
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, Oct. 18:</b> Charles Dickens. <i>Bleak House.</i> First Edition. 20 parts bound in 19 issues. London, 1852-3. $1,000 to $2,000.
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, Oct. 18:</b> Frederic Thrasher. <i>Chicago’s Gangland Prepared by Frederic M. Thrasher 1923-26.</i> Chicago, 1926. $1,000 to $2,000.
    <center><b>Potter & Potter Auctions:<br>Books, Manuscripts & Fine Art<br>October 18, 2019</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, Oct. 18:</b> <i>Father Abraham’s Almanack, For the Year of Our Lord 1776; Fitted to the Latitude of Forty Degrees....</i> Philadelphia: Printed and sold by John Dunlap, [1775]. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, Oct. 18:</b> Francesco Lana Terzi. <i>Magisterium naturae, et artis. Opus physico-mathematicum.</i> Brescia, 1684/1692. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, Oct. 18:</b> Eglomise Silhouette Profile Portrait of George Washington on Glass. American, ca. 1790s/1800s. 15" x 13" $5,000 to $7,000.
    <center><b>Potter & Potter Auctions:<br>Books, Manuscripts & Fine Art<br>October 18, 2019</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, Oct. 18:</b> William James. <i>The Principles of Psychology.</i> New York, 1890. Two volumes, First edition. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, Oct. 18:</b> Roland Clark (1874–1957). <i>Roland Clark’s Etchings.</i> New York: The Derrydale Press, 1938. $3,500 to $4,500.
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, Oct. 18:</b> Mexican-American War Recruiting Broadside. Akron, Ohio: ca. 1846/48. $1,000 to $2,000.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 24:</b> Sir Isaac Newton, <i>Opticks,</i> first edition, first issue, London, 1704. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 24:</b> Johannes Jacobus Canis, <i>De modo studendi in utroque iure,</i> first edition, Padua, 1476. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 24:</b> Pope Clemens V, <i>Constitutiones,</i> Nuremberg, 1482. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 24:</b> Nicolaus Panormitanus de Tudeschis, <i>Lectura super V libris Decretalium,</i> Basel, 1480-81. $5,000 to $7,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 24:</b> Michael Faraday, <i>Experimental Researches in Electricity,</i> complete set, first editions, London, 1832-56. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 24:</b> William Gilbert, <i>Tractatus sive physiologia nova de magnete,</i> Sedini, 1628. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 24:</b> John Bulwer, <i>Philocophus,</i> first edition of the first book in English on the deaf, London, 1648. $1,000 to $2,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 24:</b> James Cook, complete set, 9 volumes, London, 1773-84. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 24:</b> Nicolaus Bertrand, <i>Opus de Tholosano[rum] Gestis ab Urbe Condita,</i> with the earliest known view of the city of Toulouse, 1515. $2,000 to $3,000.
  • <center><b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers<br>Library of a Midwestern Collector<br>November 5, 2019</b>
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Nov. 5:</b> DARWIN, Charles. <i>On the Origin of Species.</i> London John Murray, 1859. FIRST EDITION. THE VERY FINE MELLON-GARDEN COPY. $120,000 to $180,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Nov. 5:</b> ECKERT, J. P, H. H. GOLDSTINE, and J. G. BRAINERD. <i>Description of the ENIAC and comments on electronic digital computing machines.</i> N.p., 1945. FIRST EDITION, INSCRIBED BY GOLDSTINE. $5,000 to $7,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Nov. 5:</b> EUCLID. <i>Elementa geometriae.</i> Translated from the Arabic by Adelard of Bath. Venice: Erhard Ratdolt, 25 May 1482. FIRST EDITION. $60,000 to $80,000
    <center><b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers<br>Library of a Midwestern Collector<br>November 5, 2019</b>
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Nov. 5:</b> [HAMILTON, Alexander, James MADISON and John JAY]. <i>The Federalist: A Collection of Essays…</i> New York: John and Andrew M'Lean, 1788. FIRST EDITION. $60,000 to $80,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Nov. 5:</b> GALILEI, Galileo. <i>Dialogo...Dove ne i congressi di quattro giornate si discorre sopra i due massimi sistemi del mondo Tolemaico, e Copernicano.</i> Florence, 1632. FIRST EDITION. $30,000 to $40,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Nov. 5:</b> JOYCE, James. <i>Ulysses.</i> Paris: Shakespeare and Company, 1922. FIRST EDITION, ONE OF 100 COPIES SIGNED BY JOYCE. $120,000 to $180,000
    <center><b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers<br>Library of a Midwestern Collector<br>November 5, 2019</b>
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Nov. 5:</b> KEYNES, John Maynard. <i>The General Theory of Employment Interest and Money.</i> London: Macmillan, 1936. FIRST EDITION. $5,000 to $7,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Nov. 5:</b> NEWTON, Isaac, Sir. <i>Philosophiae naturalis principia mathematica.</i> London: Joseph Streater for the Royal Society, 1687. FIRST EDITION. $150,000 to $250,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Nov. 5:</b> ROWLING, J. K. <i>Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.</i> London: Bloomsbury, 1997. FIRST EDITION, SIGNED BY ROWLING. $80,000 to $120,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Nov. 5:</b> SMITH, Adam. <i>An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations.</i> London: for W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1776. FIRST EDITION. $70,000 to $90,000

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Rare Book Hub: 20 Auctions Archived, another 23 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 18th August 2018 20 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 1 denominated in euros, 1 in British pounds, and 18 in US dollars.  Turnover was $2,791,709 as 6,321 lots were offered and 5,122 sold for an 81% success rate.  In what are traditionally the doldrums of summer there continue to be flashes of lightning.  The auction houses slow for well-earned vacations while the auction addicted paw through the summer’s traditionally thin offerings to find reasons to collect, I among them, for tomorrow an interesting lot arrives and another prepares to enter the rooms.  For those who love the material they collect there are no days off any more.

 

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

Profiles in HistoryLove, Liza - The Auction - Day 3 on August 1st: 357.92% 
SkinnerAugust Americana - Online on August 14th: 263.22% 
Profiles in HistoryLove, Liza - The Auction - Day 1 on July 30th: 190.20% 
Profiles in HistoryLove, Liza - The Auction - Day 2 on July 31st: 141.03% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books Online on August 15th: 139.78% 
Doyle New YorkHunting Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake" Johnson on August 14th: 125.37% 


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

Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 8/5 on August 12th: 99.46% 
Profiles in HistoryLove, Liza - The Auction - Day 3 on August 1st: 98.46% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 8/7 on August 14th: 97.14% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 8/5 on August 12th: 96.71% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 7/15 on August 12th: 96.08% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on August 11th: 95.81% 
Doyle New YorkHunting Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake" Johnson on August 14th: 94.42% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books Online on August 15th: 93.73% 
Clars Auction GalleryPrints, Books, Photographs on August 12th: 89.66% 
Michaans AuctionsGallery Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs on August 11th: 86.67% 
Profiles in HistoryLove, Liza - The Auction - Day 1 on July 30th: 86.56% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on August 14th: 81.08% 
 
 
Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. RR Auction Charles de Gaulle ALS on August 8th Actual price: USD $33,690.
  2. RR Auction Charles de Gaulle Handwritten Manuscript on August 8th Actual price: USD $22,234.
  3. Heritage Auctions Amazing Fantasy #15 (Marvel, 1962) CGC GD/VG 3.0 Off-white to white pages. on August 12th Actual price: USD $21,600.
  4. Profiles in History Liza Minnelli (350+) oversize doubleweight custom production photographs from New York, New York. on July 31st Actual price: USD $17,000.
  5. Profiles in History Liza Minnelli personal 1971 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow sedan. on July 31st Actual price: USD $16,000.
  6. RR Auction Mary Blair concept painting from Alice in Wonderland on August 8th Actual price: USD $14,700.
  7. RR Auction Mary Blair concept painting from Cinderella on August 8th Actual price: USD $14,700.
  8. Profiles in History Judy Garland 'Dorothy Gale' wig from the first week of shooting on The Wizard of Oz. on July 30th Actual price: USD $14,000.
  9. RR Auction The Doors: Jim Morrison Signed Photo on August 8th Actual price: USD $13,632.
  10. Clars Auction Gallery Prints, Benny Andrews on August 11th Actual price: USD $13,530.
  11. Profiles in History Peanuts original daily comic strip art inscribed and signed by Charles M. Schulz to Liza Minnelli. on July 31st Actual price: USD $13,000.
  12. Cowans Auctions [Illustrated - Audubon - Color Plate Ornithology] 8 Volume Royal Octavo Audubon "Birds," in Publisher's 1/2 Morocco Binding Complete with 500 Color Plates on August 13th Actual price: USD $12,000.
  13. Profiles in History Liza Minnelli personal hand-annotated book bound shooting script for Cabaret. on July 31st Actual price: USD $12,000.
  14. Profiles in History Vincente Minnelli 1-sheet Style C poster for his first film, Cabin in the Sky. on July 30th Actual price: USD $12,000.
  15. RR Auction Mary Blair concept painting of the Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland on August 8th Actual price: USD $11,639.
  16. RR Auction Japanese Sword and Pistol Surrendered by Col. Hitoshi Masaki Archive on August 8th Actual price: USD $11,542.
  17. RR Auction U. S. Grant Signed Photo on August 8th Actual price: USD $11,127.
  18. RR Auction Albert Einstein ALS on August 8th Actual price: USD $11,026.
  19. Skinner A Four-oared Shell Race on August 14th Actual price: USD $10,455.
  20. Cowans Auctions [Photography - Original Photographs - Botanical] Rare 3 Volume Work by Edwin Hale Lincoln: "Orchids of New England and New York," 1930 with 81 Original Platinum Prints, Published in Pittsfield, Massachusetts in 1930 on August 13th Actual price: USD $10,200.
  21. RR Auction George Washington on August 8th Actual price: USD $10,003.
  22. Profiles in History Vincente Minnelli archive of (20+) internal MGM studio documentation regarding his films. on July 30th Actual price: USD $10,000.
  23. RR Auction Chinese-Made Field Jacket Belonging to George L. Paxton of the A.V.G. 'Flying Tigers' Jacket with Patch on August 8th Actual price: USD $9,897.
  24. RR Auction George S. Patton Group Lot on August 8th Actual price: USD $9,764.
  25. Profiles in History Vincente Minnelli (225+) original and vintage reprint photographs and negatives spanning his career. on July 30th Actual price: USD $9,500.



20 total sales reported this week:

Doyle New York. Hunting Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake" Johnson on August 14th: 94.42%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Printed Books Online on August 15th: 93.73%
Quagga Rare Books and Art. Quagga Auction- Internet bidstart 8/9 on August 14th: 29.27%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on August 14th: 81.08%
Skinner. August Americana - Online on August 14th: 77.27%
Profiles in History. Love, Liza - The Auction - Day 3 on August 1st: 98.46%
Profiles in History. Love, Liza - The Auction - Day 2 on July 31st: 76.83%
Profiles in History. Love, Liza - The Auction - Day 1 on July 30th: 86.56%
Cowans Auctions. Fine Books, Maps and Manuscripts - online bidstart 8/2 on August 13th: 61.31%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 8/5 on August 12th: 99.46%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 8/7 on August 14th: 97.14%
Kedem Auction. Online Auction 16: Jewish & Israeli History, Art & Culture on August 14th: 66.00%
Clars Auction Gallery. Prints, Books, Photographs on August 12th: 89.66%
Clars Auction Gallery. Art - Prints on August 11th: 76.59%
Grays Auctioneers. Fine Art, Furniture and Decorative Art - Prints on August 8th: 52.27%
Michaans Auctions. Gallery Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs on August 11th: 86.67%
RR Auction. August Auction Featuring WWII and Animation bidstart 7/20 on August 8th: 56.38%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 7/15 on August 12th: 96.08%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 8/5 on August 12th: 96.71%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on August 11th: 95.81%

 

For the week ahead 23 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Aug. 20th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 64 lots

Tue. Aug. 21st
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 8/14. 524 lots
Winner's Auctions Ltd. Jerusalem. Eretz Israel and Zionism, Postcards and Photographs, Numismatics, Posters, Maps, Judaica, Holy books. 466 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Japanese Art - Prints. 258 lots
Morton Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Cartography, Geography, Science and Religion.. 338 lots

Wed. Aug. 22nd
Forum Auctions. London. Artsy: Color Theory. 42 lots
Chiswick Auctions. London. Printed Books and Manuscripts. 192 lots
University Archives. Westport. Incredible Selection of Autographed Documents, Manuscripts, Books & Relics - Internet bidstart 8/2. 298 lots
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Online - Prints. 27 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. The Prints of Paul Jacoulet. 96 lots
Purcell Auctioneers. Birr. August Antiques and Collectibles. 145 lots

Thu. Aug. 23rd
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper. 126 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Travel and Exploration - Cartography. 739 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Asian Art - Books and Prints. 21 lots

Fri. Aug. 24th
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Americana and Collectibles - Day 1. 120 lots
John McInnis Auctioneers. Amesbury. Three Day Single Owner Auction. 90 lots

Sat. Aug. 25th
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. Summer Magic Auction.
North American Auction Company. Bozeman. Early Frontier, Western & Firearms Auction.
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Americana and Collectibles - Day 2. 435 lots

Sun. Aug. 26th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 8/19.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 8/19.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 7/29. 274 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Americana and Collectibles - Day 3. 500 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> SMITH, CHRISTOPHER WEBB. 1793-1871. <i>Indian Ornithology.</i> [Patna, India]: 1828. $50,000 to $80,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> DUPRÉ, LOUIS. 1789-1837. <i>Voyage à Athènes et à Constantinople, ou Collection de portraits, vues et costumes grecs et ottomans.</i> Paris: Dondey-Dupré, 1825. $60,000 to $90,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> ADAMS, JOHN. Autograph Letter Signed ("J Adams"), [to Dr. Perkins?] while recovering from his small pox inoculation, [late-April, 1764]. $30,000 to $50,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> AUSTEN, JANE. Autograph Letter Signed ("J. Austen"), to her sister Cassandra, 4 pp, "Thursday – after dinner," [September 16, 1813,] Henrietta St. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> AUDUBON, JOHN JAMES. 1785-1851. <i>The Birds of America, from Drawings Made in the United States and Their Territories.</i> New York & Philadelphia: J.J. Audubon & J.B. Chevalier, 1840-1844. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> DODWELL, EDWARD. 1767-1832. <i>Views in Greece.</i> London: Rodwell and Martin, 1821. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> JAMES, JESSE. Autograph Letter Signed ("Jesse W. James"), to Mr. Flood demanding Flood retract spurious accusations, 3 pp, June 5, 1875. $200,000 to $300,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> DE CORDOBA, JACOB. <i>Map of the State of Texas.</i> New York, 1866. $15,000 to $20,000
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> ARNOLD, BENEDICT. Autograph bookseller's receipt for Dr. John Dickinson, Signed ("B. Arnold"), February 1767. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> EINSTEIN, ALBERT. 4 Typed Letters Signed ("A Einstein") to Cleveland E. Dodge offering early reports on the meetings of the Emergency Committee of Atomic Scientists. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> EISENHOWER, DWIGHT D. Typed Letter Signed ("Dwight D. Eisenhower") to General Henri Giraud written from a secret bunker in Gibraltar on the eve of Operation Torch, November 4 [but 6], 1942. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> Early Broadside Printing of the GADSDEN PURCHASE, Puebla, August 16, 1854. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> ALLEN, ETHAN. Autograph Letter Signed to Crevecouer during the Constitutional Debates in Congress, 2 pp, August 29, 1787. $30,000 to $50,000.
  • <center> <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts Including Americana<br>November 6, 2019</b>
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Nov. 6:</b> RATZER, Bernard. <i>Plan of the City of New York in North America, surveyed in the years 1766 & 1767.</i> London: Jefferys and Faden, “Jan.y” 12, 1776. $80,000 to $120,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Nov. 6:</b> [KELMSCOTT PRESS]. COCKERELL, Sydney C. <i>Some German Woodcuts of the Fifteenth Century.</i> Hammersmith: The Kelmscott Press, 1897 [issued 1898]. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Nov. 6:</b> [GOLDEN COCKEREL PRESS]. KEATS, John. <i>Lamia, Isabella, the Eve of Saint Agnes and Other Poems.</i> Waltham Saint Lawrence, Berkshire: The Golden Cockerel Press, 1928. $6,000 to $8,000
    <center> <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts Including Americana<br>November 6, 2019</b>
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Nov. 6:</b> [GRANT, Ulysses S.— GRANT, Julia, First Lady]. Carved Applewood and 18-karat Gold Jewelry Suite, Browne & Spaulding, Jewelers, New York City, 1865. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Nov. 6:</b> [LINCOLN ASSASSINATION]. GARDNER, Alexander. <i>Incidents of the War |Sic Semper Sicariis</i> [caption title]. Washington, D. C.: Philip & Solomons, 1865. $5,000 to $7,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Nov. 6:</b> A COMPLETE COLLECTION of 115 titles published in R. R. Donnelley's Lakeside Classics series. Chicago, 1903-2017. COMPLETE RUN OF THE LONGEST-RUNNING CONTINUOUS SERIES OF BOOKS IN THE WORLD. $5,000 to $7,000
    <center> <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts Including Americana<br>November 6, 2019</b>
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Nov. 6:</b> GLEIZES, Albert. METZINGER, Jean. <i>Du Cubisme.</i> Paris, 1947. LIMITED EDITION, number 19 of 20 copies on papier d'Auvergne. $3,000 to $4,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Nov. 6:</b> [THE LITTLE REVIEW]. ANDERSON, Margaret, ed. POUND, Ezra, ed. HEAP, Jane, ed. <i>The Little Review.</i> Vol. I, No. 1 through Vol. XII, No. 2. 1914-1929. $3,000 to $4,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Nov. 6:</b> [MOUNTENEY, Leonard, binder]. LOUŸS, Pierre. <i>Songs of Bilitis.</i> Chicago: Argus Books, 1931. $2,000 to $3,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Nov. 6:</b> [HANCOCK, John]. Partly-printed U.S. Loan-Office Transfer Certificate issued on behalf of Hancock. Sgn’d on recto by William Imlay, as Commissioner of Loans of Connecticut. 28 February 1793. $2,000 to $3,000