• <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.
  • <center><b>Il Ponte Casa d'Aste<br>Books and Manuscripts<br>26 January 2021</b>
    <center><b>Il Ponte Casa d'Aste<br>Books and Manuscripts<br>26 January 2021</b>
    <center><b>Il Ponte Casa d'Aste<br>Books and Manuscripts<br>26 January 2021</b>
  • <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.

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Rare Book Hub: 25 Auctions Archived, Another 26 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 16 March 2019 25 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 6 denominated in euros and 19 in US dollars.  Turnover was $5,553,139 as 13,605 lots were offered and 8,720 sold for a slim 64% success rate.  It was better to be a buyer than seller this past week.

  

2 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

BonhamsThe Medical and Scientific Library of W. Bruce Fye on March 11th: $1,470,647 
Kiefer Buch und KunstauktionenBooks, Graphics modern and ancient Arts, Antiques on February 14th: $1,193,704 
 

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

Fonsie Mealy AuctioneersMilford House Sale - Books and Prints on November 20th: 172.66% 
Doyle New YorkTravel & Sport in India & Asia from the Library of Arnold 'Jake' Johnson - bidstart 2/28 on March 14th: 172.16% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on March 12th: 100.30% 


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

Fonsie Mealy AuctioneersHouse Contents Sale - Books, Prints on March 5th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 3/3 on March 10th: 99.70% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on March 9th: 99.37% 
Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersModern, Modern, Modern! - Prints and Photographs on March 8th: 98.88% 
Fonsie Mealy AuctioneersMilford House Sale - Books and Prints on November 20th: 98.44% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 3/3 on March 10th: 98.13% 
Heritage AuctionsWeekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 3/5 on March 12th: 98.05% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 3/5 on March 12th: 98.03% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 2/10 on March 10th: 96.94% 
Doyle New YorkTravel & Sport in India & Asia from the Library of Arnold 'Jake' Johnson - bidstart 2/28 on March 14th: 96.13% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on March 12th: 90.91% 
Kedem AuctionJudaica, Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinic Letters on March 12th: 85.22% 
Michaans AuctionsGallery Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs on March 9th: 80.56% 
 
 
Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Bonhams De humani corporis fabrica libri septem. on March 11th Actual price: USD $325,075.
  2. Bonhams APPLE-1 MICROCOMPUTER. on March 12th Actual price: USD $112,575.
  3. Bonhams The Book of Mormon: An Account Written by the Hand of Mormon, upon Plates Taken from the Plates of Nephi. on March 14th Actual price: USD $75,075.
  4. Bonhams The Holy Bible, Conteyning the Old Testament, and the New. on March 12th Actual price: USD $60,075.
  5. Bonhams The Theory of Moral Sentiments. on March 12th Actual price: USD $56,325.
  6. Bonhams De humani corporis fabrica libri septem. on March 11th Actual price: USD $52,575.
  7. Bonhams Autograph Manuscript of Rhodes C. Allen, being his diary of the Powell Expedition of 1868, on March 14th Actual price: USD $43,825.
  8. Bonhams Micrographia: or some Physiological Descriptions of Minute Bodies made by Magnifying Glasses. on March 11th Actual price: USD $43,825.
  9. Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen Dix recettes d'immortalité. on February 14th Actual price: USD $38,646.
  10. Kedem Auction Two Large Leaves Handwritten by the Chatam Sofer on March 12th Actual price: USD $34,440.
  11. Heritage Auctions Amazing Fantasy #15 (Marvel, 1962) CGC VG+ 4.5 Off-white to white pages. on March 10th Actual price: USD $32,400.
  12. Bonhams Vischer's Pictorial of California Landscape, Trees and Forest Scenes. Grand Features of California Scenery, Life, Traffic and Customs. on March 12th Actual price: USD $31,325.
  13. Bonhams Letter signed ("Will: Harvey") in English, 1 p, 4to (243 x 141 mm), on March 11th Actual price: USD $31,325.
  14. Bonhams Photographic Review of Medicine and Surgery: a bi-monthly Illustration of interesting Cases, accompanied by Notes. on March 11th Actual price: USD $30,075.
  15. Bonhams Experiments and Observations on Electricity, made at Philadelphia in America ... to which are added, Letters and Papers on Philosophical Subjects. on March 11th Actual price: USD $27,575.
  16. Bonhams BARTHOLOMAEUS FONTIUS, Editor. 1445-1513. on March 11th Actual price: USD $27,575.
  17. Bonhams Archive of drawings and letters from Harper Lee to Charles Weldon Carruth, with an inscribed first edition of To Kill a Mockingbird on March 12th Actual price: USD $25,075.
  18. Bonhams Exploration du territoire de L'Oregon, des Californies et de la Mer Vermeille executee pendant les annees 1840, 1841 et 1842. on March 12th Actual price: USD $23,825.
  19. Bonhams The Principles and Practice of Medicine. on March 11th Actual price: USD $23,825.
  20. Kedem Auction Midrash Rabba on March 12th Actual price: USD $22,140.
  21. Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen Raccolta di varie decorazioni sceniche inventate e dipinte. per L'I. R. Teatro alla Scala. on February 14th Actual price: USD $21,696.
  22. Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen Mittelalterliche Handschrift. Sermones dominicales fratris Anthony (Anthonij) Permensis ordine predicatorum. Item sermones quadragesimales per ferias. on February 14th Actual price: USD $21,696.
  23. Heritage Auctions Amazing Fantasy #15 Jack Kirby and Stan Lee Verified Signature (Marvel, 1962) CBCS VG- 3.5 Off-white to white pages. on March 10th Actual price: USD $21,600.
  24. Bonhams De motu cordis et sanguinis in animalibus anatomica exercitatio, cui postremam hac editione accesserunt Johannis Walaei epistolae duae. on March 11th Actual price: USD $21,325.
  25. Bonhams Surgery of the Head. Extracted from Surgery: Its Principles and Practice. on March 11th Actual price: USD $21,325


25 total sales reported this week:

Bonhams. Treasures from the Eric C. Caren Collection - Online bidstart 3/6 on March 14th: 59.55%
Doyle New York. Travel & Sport in India & Asia from the Library of Arnold 'Jake' Johnson - bidstart 2/28 on March 14th: 96.13%
Vermot de Pas. Library about Gastronomy - Part 1 on March 13th: 48.77%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Wigwam Auction - session 5 on March 11th: 73.13%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Wigwam Auction - session 4 on March 10th: 67.15%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Wigwam Auction - session 3 on March 9th: 23.81%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Wigwam Auction - session 2 on March 8th: 50.35%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Wigwam Auction - session 1 on March 7th: 53.97%
Binoche et Giquello. BIBLIOTHÈQUE JEAN-PAUL LAURENCHET GASTRONOMY WINE TASTING on March 12th: 65.25%
Heritage Auctions. Vintage Photographs of Norman Seeff - Online bidstart 2/26 on March 13th: 34.00%
Bonhams. Extraordinary Books and Manuscripts on March 12th: 38.60%
Heritage Auctions. Weekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 3/5 on March 12th: 98.05%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 3/5 on March 12th: 98.03%
Kedem Auction. Judaica, Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinic Letters on March 12th: 85.22%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 3/3 on March 10th: 99.70%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 2/10 on March 10th: 96.94%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on March 12th: 90.91%
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. Books, Graphics modern and ancient Arts, Antiques on February 14th: 47.60%
Bonhams. The Medical and Scientific Library of W. Bruce Fye on March 11th: 70.79%
Michaans Auctions. Gallery Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs on March 9th: 80.56%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Modern, Modern, Modern! - Prints and Photographs on March 8th: 98.88%
Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers. Milford House Sale - Books and Prints on November 20th: 98.44%
Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers. House Contents Sale - Books, Prints on March 5th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 3/3 on March 10th: 98.13%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on March 9th: 99.37%

 

For the week ahead 26 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Mar. 18th
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. American History: Timed Online Auction - Internet bidstart 3/7. 332 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 93 lots

Tue. Mar. 19th
Chiswick Auctions. London. Photographica. 180 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 3/12. 489 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Weekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 3/12. 161 lots

Wed. Mar. 20th
Sothebys. London. Made in Britain - Prints, Photographs. 109 lots
ALDE. Paris. Modern Bindings and Modern Illustrated Books. 298 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Monthly Photographs Online - bidstart 2/27. 62 lots
Bonhams. New York. FINE JAPANESE PRINTS, INCLUDING PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE LATE BERTRAM AND RUTH MALENKA. 184 lots

Thu. Mar. 21st
Christies. London - King Street. Prints and Multiples. 197 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Maps and Atlases. 155 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Autographs. 259 lots
Brunk Auctions. Asheville, NC . Emporium and Premium Auctions. 47 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Rare Books and Manuscripts. 366 lots
Sothebys. London. Original Film Posters - Online bidstart 3/11. 175 lots
Bonhams. New York. The Medical and Scientific Library of W. Bruce Fye - Online, bistart 3/12. 340 lots

Fri. Mar. 22nd
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. Before Guards Surrealism Books. 56 lots
Brunk Auctions. Asheville, NC . Premium Auction. 9 lots

Sat. Mar. 23rd
Rachel Davis Fine Arts. Cleveland. Fine Art at Auction - Prints. 191 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters. 766 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 168 lots
Leland Little Auctions. Hillsborough, NC. March Gallery Auction - Prints, Books. 93 lots

Sun. Mar. 24th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 3/17.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 3/17.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 2/24. 178 lots
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <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.
  • <b><center>Christie’s<br>Paul Destribats:<br>Une Bibliothèque des Avant-gardes<br>Part III<br>2-3 and 4 February 2021</b>
    <b><center>Christie’s<br>Paul Destribats:<br>Une Bibliothèque des Avant-gardes<br>Part III<br>2-3 and 4 February 2021</b>
    <b><center>Christie’s<br>Paul Destribats:<br>Une Bibliothèque des Avant-gardes<br>Part III<br>2-3 and 4 February 2021</b>
  • <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>January Auction<br>January 23, 2021</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> AUDUBON, John James. <i>Carolina Parrot, Plate 26.</i> London: Robert Havell, 1827-1838. $125,000 to $175,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> AUDUBON, John James. <i>Fish Hawk or Osprey, Plate 81.</i> London: Robert Havell, 1827-1838. $145,000 to $175,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> AUDUBON, John James. <i>Brown Pelican, Plate 421.</i> London: Robert Havell, 1827-1838. $75,000 to $100,000.
    <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>January Auction<br>January 23, 2021</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> DE BRY, Johann Theodore, attributed to. Pair of Watercolor studies of Tulips. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> FUERTES, Louis Agassiz. <i>Alaskan Brown Bear.</i> Watercolor and gouache on board. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> HILL, Thomas. <i>Big Trees.</i> Oil on canvas. c. 1903. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>January Auction<br>January 23, 2021</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> GOULD, John. <i>A Monograph of the Macropodidae or Family of Kangaroos.</i> London: by the author, August 1st 1841-May 1st 1842. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> GOULD, John. <i>A Monograph of the Odontophorinae, or Partridges of America.</i> London: Richard and John E. Taylor for the Author, [1844]-1850. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> JANSSONIUS, Joannes. <i>Atlantis majoris quinta pars, orbem maritimum seu omnium marium…</i> Amsterdam: Joannes Janssonius, 1652. $50,000 to $80,000.
    <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>January Auction<br>January 23, 2021</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> DONCKER, Hendrik. <i>De Zee-Atlas ofte Water-Waereld, vertoonende alle de Zee-Kusten van het bekende deel des Aerd-Bodems.</i> Amsterdam: Henrick Doncker, [1658-1665]. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> BURR, David. <i>Map of the City and County of New York with the Adjacent Country.</i> Engraved map with original hand color. Ithaca, NY: Stone & Clark, 1839. $9,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> CURRIER, Nathaniel and IVES, James Merritt. <i>The City of New York.</i> Lithograph with original hand color. New York: Currier & Ives, 1884. $15,000 to $20,000.