• <center><b>Firsts Online Rare Book Fair<br> 27 November to 2 December<br><br> Presented by the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association</b>
  • <center><b>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on November 30th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br>Latin and French Book of Hours, around 1490. Est: € 20,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br> P. Goos, <i>Le Grand Miroir de la Mer,</i> 1669. Est: € 25,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br>L. Feininger, Letter with woodcuts, 1920. Est: € 25,000
    <center><b>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on November 30th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br>Latin Bible manuscript, 12th century. Est: € 20,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br>M. E. Bloch, <i>Naturgeschichte der Fische,</i> 1782-95. Est: € 40,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br>M. Chagall, <i>Daphnis & Chloé,</i> 1961. Est: € 90,000
    <center><b>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on November 30th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br>L. J. Waghenaer, <i>Speculum nauticum,</i> 1586. Est: € 180,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br>P. J. de Pannemaeker, Collection of orig. watercolors, 1878-1887.<br>Est: € 25,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br>G. Klimt, <i>Das Werk,</i> 1918.<br>Est: € 15,000
    <center><b>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on November 30th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br><i>Livro dos prestimonios,</i> Manuscript, 1665. Est: € 25,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br>W. Kandinsky, <i>Klänge,</i> 1913.<br>Est: € 18,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br>J. Miró in J. Cassou, <i>Vingt-deux poémes,</i> 1978. Est: € 8,000
  • <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Music, Continental Books<br>and Medieval Manuscripts<br>24 Nov. – 1 Dec. 2020<br>Online</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 24 Nov. – 1 Dec.:</b><br>F. Schubert. Autograph letter to his brother Ferdinand, 4 pages, Zseliz, 1818. £80,000 to £120,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 24 Nov. – 1 Dec.:</b><br>L. v. Beethoven. Fine autograph letter to his librettist Friedrich Treitschke, about their planned opera, 1815. £70,000 to £90,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 24 Nov. – 1 Dec.:</b> Hermann Hesse, Highly important series of 62 letters and postcards to Stefan Zweig, 1903-1938. £60,000 to £80,000.
    <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Music, Continental Books<br>and Medieval Manuscripts<br>24 Nov. – 1 Dec. 2020<br>Online</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 24 Nov. – 1 Dec.:</b> Book of Hours, Use of Reims, illuminated manuscript on vellum [France, late 15th century]. £40,000 to £60,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 24 Nov. – 1 Dec.:</b> Armenian gospel book, illuminated manuscript on vellum, seventeenth century, tooled calf binding. £7,000 to £10,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 24 Nov. – 1 Dec.:</b><br>C. Goldoni. Ten autograph letters signed to the Genoese nobleman Cristoforo Spinola, Venice 1742-1743. £7,000 to £9,000.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Oscar Wilde, <i>“The secret of life is in Art,”</i> autograph quotation dated and signed, 1882. Sold for $15,600.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> <i>Manhattan Gay Scene Guide 1969, Summer Edition,</i> Mattachine Book Service. Sold for $3,250.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Toyen, pen & ink illustration from <i>Marquis de Sade: Justina cili prokletí ctnosti,</i> 1932. Sold for $26,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Antonio Lopez, 9 men’s fashion studies, graphite, 1974. Sold for $6,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Harvey Milk, 2 autograph letters signed, to Pat Mormon, during US Navy service, 1954. Sold for $2,210.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Daniel Abraham, original art for <i>Stonewall Romances,</i> pen, ink & gouache, 1979. Sold for $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> David Wojnarowicz, <i>Untitled (Genet with Dog),</i> mixed media collage. Sold for $27,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Susie Gaynes & Amy E. Bartell, <i>March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights,</i> 1987. Sold for $1,188.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> <i>Paris is Burning,</i> photo offset poster by Anne Dutlinger, signed by film director Jennie Livingston, 1991. Sold for $1,500.

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32 Auctions Archived, 17 Upcoming

For the week ended Saturday 30 January 32 sales were archived to the RBH database; 18 denominated in US dollars, 5 in British pounds, and 9 in euros.  Turnover was $3,637,567 as 8,814 lots were offered and 6,671 sold for a 76% success rate.

 

For the week ahead 17 sales are scheduled.

 

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

Bearnes Hampton and LittlewoodAntiques and Interiors - Books and Pictures on January 26th: 335.10% 
Doyle New YorkBooks and Prints on January 27th: 266.85% 
FerratonBooks on January 16th: 149.21% 
SothebysImportant Americana - Prints on January 23rd: 128.32% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsBooks and Prints on January 27th: 115.55% 
Case Antiques, Inc.Case Winter Art and Antiques Auction on January 23rd: 109.69% 
RR AuctionAutographs and Artifacts - Internet bidstart 1/14 on January 21st: 107.38% 


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

National Book AuctionsBooks on January 24th: 100.00% 
Grays AuctioneersWilliam Richards Chromogenic Color Photographs on January 20th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 1/17 on January 24th: 99.73% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 1/17 on January 24th: 99.22% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 1/21 on January 28th: 97.44% 
Cowans AuctionsDiscovery - Books and Prints on January 22nd: 96.88% 
Case Antiques, Inc.Case Winter Art and Antiques Auction on January 23rd: 94.74% 
Doyle New YorkBooks and Prints on January 27th: 92.86% 
Bearnes Hampton and LittlewoodAntiques and Interiors - Books and Pictures on January 26th: 92.31% 
FerratonBooks on January 16th: 87.16% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsBooks and Prints on January 27th: 84.78% 
Swann GalleriesIllustration Art on January 28th: 83.59% 
SkinnerFine Art - Prints Online Bidstart 1/19 on January 29th: 83.33% 
EldredsAntiques and Accessories - Books and Prints on January 23rd: 82.61% 
RR AuctionAutographs and Artifacts - Internet bidstart 1/14 on January 21st: 82.18% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on January 26th: 80.26% 


32 total sales reported this week: 

National Book AuctionsBooks on January 24th: 100.00% 
SkinnerFine Art - Prints Online Bidstart 1/19 on January 29th: 83.33% 
Bearnes Hampton and LittlewoodAntiques and Interiors - Books and Pictures on January 26th: 92.31% 
AntiquarianAuctions.comRare Books - Internet bidstart 1/21 on January 28th: 31.45% 
Leslie Hindman AuctioneersMarket Place - Prints on January 28th: 65.09% 
PBA GalleriesAmericana - Travel & Exploration - Cartography - African & Asian Americana on January 28th: 70.65% 
Swann GalleriesIllustration Art on January 28th: 83.59% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsBooks and Prints on January 27th: 84.78% 
Doyle New YorkBooks and Prints on January 27th: 92.86% 
TooveysPrints on January 27th: 67.57% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 1/21 on January 28th: 97.44% 
Case Antiques, Inc.Case Winter Art and Antiques Auction on January 23rd: 94.74% 
Keys Fine Arts AuctioneersAntiques and Interiors - Books and Pictures on January 25th: 37.29% 
Keys Fine Arts AuctioneersBooks, Maps and Ephemera on January 25th: 60.16% 
RR AuctionAutographs and Artifacts - Internet bidstart 1/14 on January 21st: 82.18% 
AuctionataAbstract Art - Prints on January 27th: 32.88% 
AuctionataShapes, Colors, Symbols on January 27th: 36.78% 
AuctionataPortraits - People as Seen by Artists on January 26th: 18.18% 
AuctionataArt of Nature: Prints by Selected Masters on January 26th: 25.68% 
AuctionataTreasures of Asian Art - Woodblock Prints on January 25th: 22.86% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on January 26th: 80.26% 
Nosbüsch & StuckeBooks on January 23rd: 60.30% 
EldredsAntiques and Accessories - Books and Prints on January 23rd: 82.61% 
Cowans AuctionsDiscovery - Books and Prints on January 22nd: 96.88% 
Grays AuctioneersWilliam Richards Chromogenic Color Photographs on January 20th: 100.00% 
Mid Hudson Auction GalleriesEstate Sale - Prints, Books. - Online only on January 23rd: 71.70% 
Mid Hudson Auction GalleriesTHE GILBERT JONAS LIBRARY SALE. - Online only on January 22nd: 45.99% 
RossiniCollection of Documents, Posters, Ancient Manuscripts on December 10th: 63.49% 
SothebysImportant Americana - Prints on January 23rd: 72.22% 
FerratonBooks on January 16th: 87.16% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 1/17 on January 24th: 99.22% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 1/17 on January 24th: 99.73% 

 

The Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN (PLATE CCCXI) on January 23rd Actual price: USD $118,750.
  2. Sothebys IVORY-BILLED WOODPECKER (PLATE LXVI) on January 23rd Actual price: USD $52,500.
  3. Sothebys FISH HAWK, OR OSPREY (PLATE LXXXI) on January 23rd Actual price: USD $47,500.
  4. Swann Galleries "I Am an American!" on January 28th Actual price: USD $40,000.
  5. PBA Galleries Original watercolor of Yosemite Falls on January 28th Actual price: USD $36,000.
  6. Sothebys HOOPING CRANE (PLATE CCLXI) on January 23rd Actual price: USD $35,000.
  7. Swann Galleries "Scrooge and The Ghost of Marley." on January 28th Actual price: USD $32,500.
  8. Doyle New York Large archive of photographs depicting Carstairs and others, 1920s-80s. on January 27th Actual price: USD $21,250.
  9. Auctionata Brisk Day I, II and III on January 26th Actual price: USD $17,713.
  10. Swann Galleries The dark side of "Little Annie." on January 28th Actual price: USD $17,500.
  11. Nosbüsch & Stucke Sammlung von 267 Bänden, veröffentlicht von Hubert Cazin. on January 23rd Actual price: USD $16,721.
  12. Swann Galleries Costume design for Romeo and Juliet. on January 28th Actual price: USD $13,750.
  13. Swann Galleries "Mole Stretched on the Bank." on January 28th Actual price: USD $13,750.
  14. Auctionata Twilight 1, 2 & 3 on January 26th Actual price: USD $13,080.
  15. Auctionata Christy on January 26th Actual price: USD $12,263.
  16. Swann Galleries "E=MC²." on January 28th Actual price: USD $11,700.
  17. Case Antiques, Inc. "La Corrida" on January 23rd Actual price: USD $11,328.
  18. Sothebys GOLDEN EAGLE (PLATE CLXXXI) on January 23rd Actual price: USD $11,250.
  19. Nosbüsch & Stucke Parfumeries de Maugenet et Coudray. on January 23rd Actual price: USD $10,933.
  20. Case Antiques, Inc. Sheldon Moldoff Moon Girl #7 Cover Art on January 23rd Actual price: USD $10,912.
  21. Swann Galleries "Lorimar Christmas." on January 28th Actual price: USD $10,625.
  22. Swann Galleries "Haunted New Orleans." on January 28th Actual price: USD $10,625.
  23. Sothebys WILD TURKEY (PLATE 287) on January 23rd Actual price: USD $10,625.
  24. Swann Galleries "Dead By Now." on January 28th Actual price: USD $9,375.
  25. Sothebys GENERAL WASHINGTON (HART 104) on January 23rd Actual price: USD $9,375.


For the week ahead 17 sales are scheduled: 


Mon. Feb. 1st
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 112 lots

Wed. Feb. 3rd
James D Julia Auctioneers. Fairfield. Fine Art, Asian Art and Antiques - Prints. 15 lots
Minerva Auctions Roma. Roma. Books, Autographs and Prints. 319 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. The Bookshop Sale. 120 lots
Minerva Auctions Roma. Roma. Books, Autographs and Prints - Part 2. 257 lots

Thu. Feb. 4th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 1/28. 182 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Printed and Manuscript Americana. 324 lots
The Written Word Autographs. Tamworth, NH . Authentic Autographs - Entertainers. 549 lots
James D Julia Auctioneers. Fairfield. Winter Fine Arts, Asian and Antiques Auction - Day 2. 34 lots
Minerva Auctions Roma. Roma. Books, Autographs and Prints - Part 3. 263 lots

Fri. Feb. 5th
James D Julia Auctioneers. Fairfield. Winter Antiques, Asian & Fine Art Auction - Day 3. 4 lots

Sat. Feb. 6th
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. 1001 Magic Tricks. 218 lots
Potomack Company. Alexandria. Live Auction - Books, Prints. 41 lots
Artcurial. Paris. Automobilia - Books and Prints. 51 lots

Sun. Feb. 7th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 1/31.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 1/31.
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b><center>Cowan’s Auctions<br>The Steve Turner Collection<br>of African Americana, Part II<br>December 3, 2020</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> <i>All-Negro Comics</i> Issue #1, 1947. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> Early Memoir of a Black Hairdresser, 1859. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> First Edition <i>Letters of the Late Ignatius Sancho, An African,</i> 1782. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b><center>Cowan’s Auctions<br>The Steve Turner Collection<br>of African Americana, Part II<br>December 3, 2020</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> Bessie Coleman Aero News Vol. 1 Issue 1, May 1930, Signed by William J. Powell. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> Book of Poetry and Music by Formerly Illiterate Author Thomas Young, 1897. $6,000 to $8,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> Cabinet Card of 24th Infantryman, Tombstone, Arizona Territory, circa 1882. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b><center>Cowan’s Auctions<br>The Steve Turner Collection<br>of African Americana, Part II<br>December 3, 2020</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> James Baldwin Portrait by Carl Van Vechten, 1955. $3,500 to $4,500.
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> <i>The Pacific Appeal</i> Newspaper, San Francisco, 1877. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> Only Known Copy <i>Spreading Joy,</i> Uplift History of African Americans in Los Angeles, 1937. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b><center>Cowan’s Auctions<br>The Steve Turner Collection<br>of African Americana, Part II<br>December 3, 2020</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> 1940 Los Angeles <i>The Official Central Avenue District Directory.</i> $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> GRÉGOIRE, Henri (French, 1750-1831). <i>An Enquiry Concerning the Intellectual and Moral Faculties, and Literature of Negroes,</i> First American Edition, 1810. $1,500 to $2,500.
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> 1893 Indian Territory Album with Images of Tacky Grayson. $4,000 to $6,000.
  • <b><center>Gonnelli<br>December 1st<br>Antique and modern prints,<br>drawings and paintings</b>
    <b><center>Gonnelli<br>December 2nd<br>Photographs, autographs, musical works and manuscripts</b>
    <b><center>Gonnelli<br>December 3rd<br>Books from XV to XX Century</b>
    <b><center>Gonnelli<br>December 3rd<br>Mathematics books</b>
    <b><center>Gonnelli<br>December 3rd<br>Art books from Salvador Dalí<br>& others</b>