• <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.
    <center><b>Potter & Potter Auctions:<br>Books, Manuscripts & Fine Art<br>October 18, 2019</b>
    <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: 42 Auctions Archived, another 14 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended 30 June 2019  42 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database, 1 in Australian dollars, 14 in euros, 7 in British pounds, and 20 in US dollars.  Turnover was $12,295,274 as10,176 lots were offered and 8,043 sold for a 79% success rate.  It was another strong week.

  

3 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

 

BonhamsPrints and Multiples on June 13th: $2,300,812 
SothebysBooks and Manuscripts Online - bidstart 6/7 on June 21st: $1,255,000 
Minerva Auctions RomaFinarte Sale - Books, Autographs and Prints on June 20th: $1,092,284 


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

Dominic Winter Book AuctionsThe Library of the late Martin Woolf Orskey on June 26th: 219.33% 
Minerva Auctions RomaFinarte Sale - Books, Autographs and Prints on June 20th: 205.58% 
De Baecque and AssociesPhotographs on June 20th: 125.27% 
ALDELibrary of an Amateur on June 25th: 122.97% 
FerratonModern and Contemporary Art - Prints and Photographs on June 22nd: 112.50% 
Neal Auction CompanySummer Estates Auction on June 22nd: 101.01% 


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

National Book AuctionsCivil War, Americana, Signatures, Firsts on June 23rd: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 5/26 on June 23rd: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 6/16 on June 23rd: 99.61% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 6/18 on June 25th: 99.27% 
Heritage AuctionsWeekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 6/18 on June 25th: 99.07% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsThe Library of the late Martin Woolf Orskey on June 26th: 99.01% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 6/16 on June 23rd: 98.35% 
Heritage AuctionsThe David and Janice Frent Collection of Presidential & Political Americana, Part V on June 23rd: 94.28% 
William H. Bunch Auctions and AppraisalsEclectic Variety - Books, Prints on June 25th: 93.10% 
Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersThe Fine Sale - Prints on June 22nd: 90.48% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on June 20th: 89.59% 
Dirk Soulis Auctions21st Annual Spring Fine Art Auction With Historical American Prints on June 21st: 88.42% 
Leslie Hindman AuctioneersFine Art Summer Selections - Prints on June 28th: 88.14% 
FerratonModern and Contemporary Art - Prints and Photographs on June 22nd: 86.34% 
BonhamsSam Francis Prints - Online bidstart 6/19 on June 27th: 85.71% 
Neal Auction CompanySummer Estates Auction on June 22nd: 84.62% 
Dorotheum Books and Decorative Prints on June 25th: 82.47% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Minerva Auctions Roma SUMA DE ARITHMETICA GEOMETRIA PROPORTIONI & PROPORTIONALITA, 1494 on June 20th Actual price: USD $599,868.
  2. Bonhams La Suite des Saltimbanques on June 13th Actual price: USD $396,954.
  3. Bonhams A complete group of 131 full-sized Supreme skateboard decks, on June 27th Actual price: USD $158,829.
  4. Sothebys THE WHALE. on June 21st Actual price: USD $137,500.
  5. Cowans Auctions Joel Whitney, Exceptional Album Containing Large Format Photographs of Sioux Involved in the 1862 Minnesota Uprising on June 21st Actual price: USD $131,250.
  6. Bonhams Los Desastres de la Guerra (Disasters of War) on June 13th Actual price: USD $127,079.
  7. Bonhams Nude Reading, from Nudes series on June 13th Actual price: USD $103,267.
  8. Sothebys THE FEDERALIST. A COLLECTION OF ESSAYS, WRITTEN IN FAVOUR OF THE NEW CONSTITUTION,… on June 21st Actual price: USD $87,500.
  9. Cowans Auctions Exceedingly Rare Photograph of Fugitive Slaves Posed with Abolitionists Levi Coffin and Jonathan Cable on June 21st Actual price: USD $81,250.
  10. Bonhams The Odes, Satyrs, and Epistles... Done into English by Mr. Creech on June 26th Actual price: USD $79,454.
  11. Bonhams Speedway on June 13th Actual price: USD $76,279.
  12. Bonhams Roch Grey Chevaux de Minuit, Le Degré Quarante et Un (Iliazd), Paris and Cannes, 1955 10 on June 13th Actual price: USD $76,279.
  13. Vermot de Pas Spirou et Fantasio on June 22nd Actual price: USD $74,693.
  14. Minerva Auctions Roma COMENTO DI CHRISTOPHORO LANDINO FIORENTINO SOPRA LA COMEDIA DI DANTHE ALIGHIERI POETA FIORENTINO, 1481 on June 20th Actual price: USD $71,250.
  15. Bonhams In a Spin, the Action of the World on things, Volume I, 2002 on June 27th Actual price: USD $63,579.
  16. Bonhams Choose Your Weapon (Dark Purple) on June 13th Actual price: USD $63,579.
  17. Sothebys “THUNDER ROAD” WORKING MANUSCRIPT, on June 21st Actual price: USD $62,500.
  18. Bonhams Wild Raspberries on June 13th Actual price: USD $61,992.
  19. PIASA Till Death Do Us Part - La suite complète des 10 sérigraphies - 2012 on June 26th Actual price: USD $59,280.
  20. Sothebys BIBLE IN LATIN A LEAF FROM THE GUTENBERG BIBLE. on June 21st Actual price: USD $56,250.
  21. Bonhams White Curl (YMC/FourMagnet: Los Angeles, California, February 27th 2013, Fuji Color Crystal Archive Super Type C, Em. No. 186-016, 05313), 2014 on June 27th Actual price: USD $55,642.
  22. Bonhams Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone on June 26th Actual price: USD $55,642.
  23. Bonhams The Sunshine Roof on June 13th Actual price: USD $47,704.
  24. Dominic Winter Book Auctions The Five Senses. Tasting, Feeling, Hearing, Smeling [sic] & Seeing on June 26th Actual price: USD $45,720.
  25. PIASA Cow Going Abstract - Triptyque - 1982 on June 26th Actual price: USD $45,201.



42 total sales reported this week:

PBA Galleries. Fine Literature with Mystery & Detective Fiction on June 27th: 71.01%
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Fine Art Summer Selections - Prints on June 28th: 88.14%
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Interiors - Prints on June 26th: 69.70%
PIASA. Editions: prints, illustrated books, multiples on June 26th: 51.45%
Rossini. Modern and Contemporary Prints on June 25th: 58.33%
Old World Auctions. Maps and Atlases - Internet bidstart 5/29 on June 5th: 74.79%
Bonhams. Sam Francis Prints - Online bidstart 6/19 on June 27th: 85.71%
Bonhams. Modern and Contemporary Art - Prints and Photographs on June 27th: 66.67%
Bonhams. Fine Books and Manuscripts on June 26th: 78.99%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. The Library of the late Martin Woolf Orskey on June 26th: 99.01%
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Eclectic Variety - Books, Prints on June 25th: 93.10%
De Baecque and Associes. Prints on June 26th: 43.40%
Kestenbaum and Company. Fine Judaica on June 20th: 48.31%
ALDE. Library of an Amateur on June 25th: 74.11%
National Book Auctions. Civil War, Americana, Signatures, Firsts on June 23rd: 100.00%
Vermot de Pas. Comic Strips and Original Boards on June 22nd: 51.35%
Neal Auction Company. Summer Estates Auction on June 23rd: 67.57%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. The Fine Sale - Prints on June 22nd: 90.48%
Dirk Soulis Auctions. 21st Annual Spring Fine Art Auction With Historical American Prints on June 21st: 88.42%
Neal Auction Company. Summer Estates Auction on June 22nd: 84.62%
Bonhams. Prints and Multiples on June 13th: 75.80%
Aguttes. Contemporary Art and Photography - Prints and Photos on June 24th: 54.90%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on June 25th: 78.82%
Dorotheum . Books and Decorative Prints on June 25th: 82.47%
Australian Book Auctions. Rare Books on June 24th: 76.07%
Ferraton. Modern and Contemporary Art - Prints and Photographs on June 22nd: 86.34%
Cowans Auctions. American History: Premier Auction on June 21st: 78.81%
De Baecque and Associes. Photographs on June 20th: 79.89%
Ader. Autograph Letters and Manuscripts on June 21st: 47.88%
Ader. Autograph Letters and Manuscripts on June 20th: 54.23%
Forum Auctions. Artsy - Color Theory on June 21st: 69.44%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on June 20th: 89.59%
Jeschke van Vliet Auctions Berlin GmbH. Modern and Contemporary Art - Prints and Photographs on June 21st: 37.53%
Minerva Auctions Roma. Finarte Sale - Books, Autographs and Prints on June 20th: 65.48%
Sothebys. Books and Manuscripts Online - bidstart 6/7 on June 21st: 60.46%
Heritage Auctions. Weekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 6/18 on June 25th: 99.07%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 6/16 on June 23rd: 99.61%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 6/18 on June 25th: 99.27%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 6/16 on June 23rd: 98.35%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 5/26 on June 23rd: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. The David and Janice Frent Collection of Presidential & Political Americana, Part V on June 23rd: 94.28%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on June 22nd: 75.57%

 

Very truly yours,

 

Bruce McKinney

Rare Book Hub

  • <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