• <center><b>Doyle<br>Rare Books, Autographs & Maps<br>November 24</b>
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books:</b> STEVE JOBS / WOZNIAK. Signed Lid for Apple II computer & related materials. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books:</b> [TESLA, NIKOLA] MARTIN, THOMAS COMMERFORD. Inscribed. <i>The Inventions, Researches and Writings of Nikola Tesla...</i> $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books:</b> TOCQUEVILLE, ALEXIS DE. <i>Democracy in America.</i> First American editions of both volumes. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <center><b>Doyle<br>Rare Books, Autographs & Maps<br>November 24</b>
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books:</b> EINSTEIN, ALBERT. Two typed letters signed to Professor Julian Hugo Bonfante, with associated materials. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books:</b> Attr. to BENING, ALEXANDER (SANDER). Pair of arch-topped miniatures (of the Adoration and the Deposition respectively), likely extracted from a Book of Hours. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books:</b> LEESER, ISAAC. <i>The Law of God.</i> First edition of the first Jewish translation of the Pentateuch into English. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <center><b>Doyle<br>Rare Books, Autographs & Maps<br>November 24</b>
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books:</b> [RACKHAM, ARTHUR] WALTON, IZAAK. <i>The Compleat Angler; or the Contemplative Man's Recreation...</i> $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books:</b> LICHTENSTEIN, ROY. Drawings and Prints. First printing with a small drawing in color depicting three lemons initialed by Lichtenstein. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books:</b> Rare set of 12-inch Bardin globes on stands. $6,000 to $8,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books:</b> MONTAIGNE, MICHEL EYQUEM DE [JOHN FLORIO, trans.]. <i>The Essayes Or Morall, Politike and Millitarie Discourses of Lo:...</i> $25,000 to $35,000.
  • <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>
  • <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

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38 Auctions Archived, 31 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 23 April 38 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 6 denominated in euros, 10 in British pounds, and 22 in US dollars.  Turnover was $28,956,068 as 10,068 lots were offered and 7,510 sold for a 75% success rate.  For Sotheby’s it was a dominating week.

9 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

SothebysPrints on April 21st: $7,878,688 
SothebysThe Library of Mohammed and Margaret Makiya on April 19th: $3,875,191 
SothebysAlchemy: Objects of Desire on April 21st: $3,658,140 
SothebysArts of the Islamic World on April 20th: $3,231,000 
BonhamsPrints and Multiples on April 19th: $2,023,059 
Profiles in HistoryHistorical Auction on April 18th: $1,253,740 
Swann GalleriesImages and Objects: Photographs and Photobooks on April 19th: $1,233,525 
ChristiesTravel, Science and Natural History on April 21st: $1,087,027 
Heritage AuctionsPhotographs - Reflections on Childhood on April 17th: $1,039,313 

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

SothebysAlchemy: Objects of Desire on April 21st: 649.58% 
SothebysThe Library of Mohammed and Margaret Makiya on April 19th: 453.89% 
ChristiesTravel, Science and Natural History on April 21st: 192.52% 
SothebysArts of the Islamic World on April 20th: 146.36% 
TooveysAntiquarian and Collectors Books on April 18th: 141.91% 
Audap and MirabaudAutograph Manuscripts, Books and Prints on April 13th: 133.93% 
Keys Fine Arts AuctioneersAntiques and Interiors - Books and Pictures on April 18th: 132.87% 
Gonnelli Casa DAsteBooks, Manuscripts, Autographs and Musical works on April 8th: 124.04% 
Leslie Hindman AuctioneersBooks and Prints on April 21st: 118.54% 
Bloomsbury AuctionsInteriors - Prints on April 19th: 103.18% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Prints on April 6th: 100.68% 

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

Brunk AuctionsBooks, Prints on April 7th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 4/10 on April 17th: 99.86% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 4/10 on April 17th: 97.92% 
SothebysThe Library of Mohammed and Margaret Makiya on April 19th: 93.24% 
TooveysAntiquarian and Collectors Books on April 18th: 91.34% 
Rachel Davis Fine ArtsFine Art - Prints on March 19th: 87.08% 
Fonsie Mealy AuctioneersFine Art Sale - Books and Prints on March 8th: 86.67% 
SothebysPrints on April 21st: 86.10% 
Audap and MirabaudAutograph Manuscripts, Books and Prints on April 13th: 83.94% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Prints on April 6th: 83.58% 

38 total sales reported this week: 

John McInnis AuctioneersPhotography on April 3rd: 79.23% 
Winter AssociatesContinental - Prints and Books on April 18th: 67.74% 
TooveysAntiquarian and Collectors Books on April 18th: 91.34% 
Leslie Hindman AuctioneersBooks and Prints on April 21st: 66.67% 
AuctionataA Gentleman's Library on April 15th: 3.33% 
Cowans AuctionsCleveland Live Salesroom Auction: Prints and Books on April 16th: 63.09% 
Bloomsbury AuctionsBooks and Works on Paper on April 21st: 66.50% 
SothebysAlchemy: Objects of Desire on April 21st: 73.85% 
PBA GalleriesFine Literature on April 21st: 68.48% 
ChristiesTravel, Science and Natural History on April 21st: 76.74% 
SothebysPrints on April 21st: 86.10% 
SothebysArts of the Islamic World on April 20th: 72.73% 
Clars Auction GalleryPrints on April 17th: 62.26% 
Clars Auction GalleryPrints on April 16th: 67.15% 
Bloomsbury AuctionsInteriors - Prints on April 19th: 70.59% 
BonhamsPrints and Multiples on April 19th: 78.10% 
Profiles in HistoryHistorical Auction on April 18th: 72.77% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on April 19th: 64.52% 
AderPhotographs on April 14th: 48.84% 
Audap and MirabaudAutograph Manuscripts, Books and Prints on April 13th: 83.94% 
Rago Arts and AuctionsGreat Estates Auction - Books and Prints on April 14th: 61.70% 
Kolbe and Fanning Numismatic BooksellersOnline Numismatic Book Sale on April 16th: 40.75% 
Leslie Hindman AuctioneersSt. Louis Spring Auction - Prints on April 16th: 79.59% 
Keys Fine Arts AuctioneersAntiques and Interiors - Books and Pictures on April 18th: 69.23% 
Keys Fine Arts AuctioneersSporting and Taxidermy - Prints and Books on April 15th: 57.48% 
Brunk AuctionsBooks, Prints on April 7th: 100.00% 
RR AuctionFine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet bidstart 3/18 on April 13th: 67.30% 
Swann GalleriesImages and Objects: Photographs and Photobooks on April 19th: 73.83% 
SothebysThe Library of Mohammed and Margaret Makiya on April 19th: 93.24% 
Gonnelli Casa DAsteBooks, Manuscripts, Autographs and Musical works on April 8th: 70.50% 
Fonsie Mealy AuctioneersFine Art Sale - Books and Prints on March 8th: 86.67% 
Rachel Davis Fine ArtsFine Art - Prints on March 19th: 87.08% 
EldredsBooks and Art - Internet bidstart 4/2 on April 14th: 67.44% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Prints on April 6th: 83.58% 
SothebysAt Home: Designer Showhouse and Auction - Prints, Photographs on April 17th: 70.97% 
Heritage AuctionsPhotographs - Reflections on Childhood on April 17th: 56.15% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 4/10 on April 17th: 99.86% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 4/10 on April 17th: 97.92% 
 

The Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys SIX LATIN WRITERS AND POETS on April 21st Actual price: USD $750,240.
  2. Sothebys PORTRAIT DE JEUNE FILLE, D'APRÈS CRANACH LE JEUNE (B. 859; BA. 1053) on April 21st Actual price: USD $694,000.
  3. Sothebys The Levant A COLLECTION OF 15 VOLUMES ON PALESTINE, THE HOLY LAND, SYRIA AND LEBANON, ALL 8VO AND IN ORIGINAL CLOTH, INCLUDING: on April 19th Actual price: USD $612,000.
  4. Sothebys A rare and finely decorated Qur’an leaf in eastern Kufic script on April 20th Actual price: USD $542,880.
  5. Sothebys PATHS AND EDGES #3 on April 21st Actual price: USD $542,880.
  6. Sothebys Rasa’il Ikhwan al-Safa ('Epistles of the Brethren of Purity') Book I on the mathematical sciences on April 20th Actual price: USD $525,600.
  7. Sothebys POSTER FOR ROCI - BERLIN on April 21st Actual price: USD $525,600.
  8. Sothebys The Levant and Egypt A COLLECTION OF 7 VOLUMES, 8VO, COMPRISING: on April 19th Actual price: USD $525,600.
  9. Sothebys Iraq A COLLECTION OF 229 VOLUMES RELATING TO IRAQ, FROM ANCIENT TIMES TO THE PRESENT, INCLUDING: on April 19th Actual price: USD $456,480.
  10. Sothebys NUDE WITH BLUE HAIR (C. 286) on April 21st Actual price: USD $454,000.
  11. Sothebys Zakhirah-yi Khwarazmshahi ('Treasury dedicated to the king of Khwarazmshahi') an encyclopaedia of medical science, books I (part II), II and III on April 20th Actual price: USD $335,520.
  12. Sothebys COWBOYS AND INDIANS (F. & S. II.377-386) on April 21st Actual price: USD $322,000.
  13. Sothebys THE LAST POET OF IRAN  on April 21st Actual price: USD $318,240.
  14. Sothebys UNTITLED: FOUR PRINTS on April 21st Actual price: USD $298,000.
  15. Sothebys DETAILS OF RENAISSANCE PAINTINGS (SANDRO BOTTICELLI, BIRTH OF VENUS, 1482) (F. & S. II.316-319) on April 21st Actual price: USD $262,000.
  16. Sothebys MOONWALK (F. & S. II.405) on April 21st Actual price: USD $262,000.
  17. Sothebys Mirza Mahdi Khan Astarabadi, the Jahan-gusha-ye Nadiri on April 20th Actual price: USD $249,120.
  18. Sothebys Shaykh San'an and the Christian maiden on April 20th Actual price: USD $249,120.
  19. Sothebys KEITH HARING AT ROBERT FRASER GALLERY on April 21st Actual price: USD $249,120.
  20. Sothebys Two Qajar deeds, Persia, dated 1315 AH/1897 AD and 1337 AH/1918 AD on April 21st Actual price: USD $249,120.
  21. Sothebys FORTY-TWO SHEETS OF ARCHITECTURAL AND TOPOGRAPHICAL DRAWINGS OF CAIRO FOR 'ARCHITECTURE ARABE OU MONUMENTS DU KAIRE'. on April 19th Actual price: USD $171,000.
  22. Sothebys FRANÇOISE SUR FOND GRIS (B. 681; M. 195) on April 21st Actual price: USD $162,500.
  23. Sothebys GRANDE TÊTE DE JACQUELINE AU CHAPEAU (B. 1077; BAER 1317; PP.) on April 21st Actual price: USD $150,000.
  24. Sothebys A monumental Qur'an leaf in Kufic script on vellum on April 20th Actual price: USD $140,400.
  25. Sothebys PARAMOUNT (F. & S. IIB.352) on April 21st Actual price: USD $137,500.


For the week ahead 31 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Apr. 25th
Doyle New York. New York. Prints and Multiples. 292 lots
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Chadds Ford, PA . Antique, Decorative & Fine Arts - Books, Manuscripts. 86 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 56 lots

Tue. Apr. 26th
Christies. New York. Prints and Multiples. 276 lots
Sothebys. Paris. Library of R & B.L. Dada-Surrealism. 496 lots
Bonhams. New York. Photographs. 108 lots
Auctionata. New York. Spring Photography. 64 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Illustration Art. 448 lots

Wed. Apr. 27th
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. Antiquarian and Modern Books. 318 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. The Transport Sale. 14 lots
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Books and Ephemera. 540 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Art of the 17th - 19th Century. 86 lots

Thu. Apr. 28th
Swann Galleries. New York. Old Master Through Modern Prints. 559 lots
Sothebys. London. Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History. 128 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 4/21.
Sothebys. London. Collections - Prints, Books. 28 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Bibliophile. 454 lots
Auctionata. New York. Rare and Exceptional Books. 55 lots

Fri. Apr. 29th
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. Posters. 452 lots
Romantic Agony Book and Print Auctions. Brussels. Antiquarian Books - Day 1. 722 lots
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. 75172 Pforzheim. Books and Prints. 4658 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Spring Asian Art - Prints. 46 lots
RJM Autographs and Antiques. Boston. Distinguished Historical Letters and Documents. 151 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Editions and Photography. 118 lots

Sat. Apr. 30th
Artcurial. Paris. Comic Strips. 317 lots
Artcurial. Paris. Universe of the Creator of Tin Tin. 119 lots
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Hudson. Fine Auction - Prints. 23 lots
Romantic Agony Book and Print Auctions. Brussels. Antiquarian Books - Day 2. 692 lots

Sun. May. 1st
OSENAT. FONTAINEBLEAU. Works of Art - Prints.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 4/24.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 4/24.

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.
  • <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.