• <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.
  • <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>December Sale<br>December 5, 2020</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> SHERBURNE, BRANTZ, and WIRGMAN. The Original Drawings of the First Modern Scientific Survey of the Patapsco River and Chesapeake Bay. $350,000 to $500,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> LAFON, Barthelemy. The Earliest Comprehensive Survey of Louisiana and its Adjacent Regions. $350,000 to $450,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> Giacomo GASTALDI. The Most Important Renaissance Wall Map of Asia Published in the 16th Century – with all four sheets having full margins. $300,000 to $400,000.
    <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>December Sale<br>December 5, 2020</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> CAO, Junyi. The Most Important Map of China to Come to Market in 50 Years. One of only three known copies of the last Ming Dynasty world map. $325,000 to $375,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> ORTELIUS, Abraham. Ortelius Atlas Spanish 1588 Magnificently Rich Original Hand Color in Full. $225,000 to $350,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> An Exceptionally Fine and Historically Important Manuscript Map Showing the Origins of Texas in the 19th Century. $250,000 to $350,000.
    <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>December Sale<br>December 5, 2020</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> PRICE, William and BONNER, John. Map of Boston 1769. $225,000 to $325,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> John James AUDUBON. Audubon’s Brilliant Icon, That Has Never Been Equaled for Drama. $150,000 to $250,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> Pierre-Joseph REDOUTE. Original Watercolor, Red Lily. $175,000 to $250,000.
    <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>December Sale<br>December 5, 2020</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> John James AUDUBON. The Most Famous Image of a Bird in All of History. $150,000 to $200,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> Martin WALDSEEMULLER. The Finest Example in Existence of Martin Waldseemuller’s Map of the New World, with Spectacular Full Original Color. $150,000 to $200,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> GORDON, Peter. The First State of the First View of Savannah: The Template for American Urban Planning. $100,000 to $150,000.
  • <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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Twenty-four Auctions Archived, 27 Upcoming

For the week ended 7 May 2016 24 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub database; 9 denominated in euros, 2 in British pounds, 1 in Mexican pesos, and 12 in US dollars.  Turnover was $6,487,289 as 7,504 lots were offered and 5,687 sold for a 76% success rate.

For the week ahead 27 auctions are scheduled and searchable on RBH.

2 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars:

Artcurial. Universe of the Creator of Tin Tin on April 30th: $1,632,034
Artcurial. Comic Strips on April 30th: $1,368,003

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

OSENAT. Works of Art - Prints on May 1st: 809.50%
Kedem Auction. Passover Haggadot - Online Auction on April 6th: 313.08%
Swann Galleries. Autographs on May 5th: 103.42%
Artcurial. Universe of the Creator of Tin Tin on April 30th: 101.15%


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

National Book Auctions. Books, Art and Ephemera - Archaeologia, Ephemera, Photos on May 1st: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 4/24 on May 1st: 99.74%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Montana "Big Sky" Auction on April 2nd: 99.48%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 4/24 on May 1st: 97.66%
Kedem Auction. Passover Haggadot - Online Auction on April 6th: 96.41%
Cowans Auctions. Modern and Contemporary Works of Art - Prints on May 6th: 90.91%
Swann Galleries. Autographs on May 5th: 88.10%
Eldreds. Spring Asian Art - Prints on April 30th: 82.61%
Lyon and Turnbull. Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Photographs on May 4th: 81.01%
OSENAT. Works of Art - Prints on May 1st: 80.00%


24 total sales reported this week:

Kedem Auction. Passover Haggadot - Online Auction on April 6th: 96.41%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Montana "Big Sky" Auction on April 2nd: 99.48%
RJM Autographs and Antiques. Distinguished Historical Letters and Documents on April 29th: 11.92%
National Book Auctions. Books, Art and Ephemera - Archaeologia, Ephemera, Photos on May 1st: 100.00%
OSENAT. Works of Art - Prints on May 1st: 80.00%
Cowans Auctions. Modern and Contemporary Works of Art - Prints on May 6th: 90.91%
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Fine Books and Manuscripts on May 5th: 78.02%
PBA Galleries. Rare Natural History and Color Plate Books on May 5th: 64.86%
Swann Galleries. Autographs on May 5th: 88.10%
Lyon and Turnbull. Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Photographs on May 4th: 81.01%
Auctionata. Super Sale - Collectibles and Advertising Posters on May 4th: 26.61%
Auctionata. Super Sale: Prints and Photography on May 4th: 19.56%
Tajan. Books on May 3rd: 45.88%
Morton Casa de Subastas. Books and Old Documents on May 3rd: 41.93%
Artcurial. Universe of the Creator of Tin Tin on April 30th: 75.63%
Artcurial. Comic Strips on April 30th: 72.87%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on May 3rd: 77.65%
Freemans. Modern and Contemporary Art - Prints and Photographs on May 1st: 55.88%
Romantic Agony Book and Print Auctions. Antiquarian Books - Day 2 on April 30th: 68.18%
Romantic Agony Book and Print Auctions. Antiquarian Books - Day 1 on April 29th: 69.11%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Books and Ephemera on April 29th: 68.70%
Eldreds. Spring Asian Art - Prints on April 30th: 82.61%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 4/24 on May 1st: 99.74%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 4/24 on May 1st: 97.66%

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Artcurial HERGÉ (Georges Remi dit) 1907-1983 LE SCEPTRE D'OTTOKAR on April 30th Actual price: USD $1,203,268.
  2. Artcurial HERGÉ (Georges Remi dit) 1907-1983 QUICK ET FLUPKE GAMINS DE BRUXELLES - TOME 4 on April 30th Actual price: USD $110,055.
  3. Romantic Agony Book and Print Auctions Theatre de l'Univers, contenant les cartes de tout le monde. on April 30th Actual price: USD $92,625.
  4. Artcurial LA JEUNESSE DE BLUEBERRY - TOME 2 UN YANKEE NOMMÉ BLUEBERRY on April 30th Actual price: USD $77,772.
  5. Swann Galleries FRANK, ANNE. Aus Grimms Märchen on May 5th Actual price: USD $62,500.
  6. Artcurial NIKOPOL - TOME 1 LA FOIRE AUX IMMORTELS on April 30th Actual price: USD $58,696.
  7. Artcurial LES AVENTURES DU LIEUTENANT BLUEBERRY - TOME 18 NEZ CASSÉ on April 30th Actual price: USD $52,826.
  8. Artcurial BLEU SANG on April 30th Actual price: USD $48,424.
  9. Artcurial ....ET IN HELVETIA CORTO on April 30th Actual price: USD $44,022.
  10. Artcurial THE LONG TOMORROW on April 30th Actual price: USD $44,022.
  11. Tajan La Nef des folz du monde on May 3rd Actual price: USD $42,146.
  12. Freemans SHIPBOARD GIRL on May 1st Actual price: USD $40,625.
  13. OSENAT Histoire véritable et naturelle des mœurs & productions du pays de la Nouvelle France, vulgairement dite le Canada. on May 1st Actual price: USD $38,813.
  14. Artcurial LES CHEFS D'OEUVRES DU RIRE on April 30th Actual price: USD $36,685.
  15. Romantic Agony Book and Print Auctions Théâtre des cités du monde. on April 30th Actual price: USD $31,350.
  16. Artcurial LE CHAT AU THEATRE on April 30th Actual price: USD $29,348.
  17. Artcurial SOUS LA MANCHE on April 30th Actual price: USD $27,881.
  18. Artcurial ARZACH L'ARPENTEUR on April 30th Actual price: USD $27,881.
  19. Artcurial NESTOR BURMA BROUILLARD AU PONT DE TOLBIAC on April 30th Actual price: USD $27,147.
  20. Artcurial I SAW TWO KRAZY KAT on April 30th Actual price: USD $27,147.
  21. Artcurial XIII - TOME 14 SECRET DÉFENSE on April 30th Actual price: USD $26,413.
  22. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers The Life of Abraham Lincoln. on May 5th Actual price: USD $26,250.
  23. Freemans BRUSHSTROKE CONTEST on May 1st Actual price: USD $25,000.
  24. Artcurial LARGO WINCH - TOME 5 on April 30th Actual price: USD $24,946.
  25. Artcurial OBELIX AND CO. on April 30th Actual price: USD $22,011.

 

For the week ahead 27 sales are scheduled:

Mon. May. 9th
Auctionata. Berlin. World of Colors: German and Austrian Art. 143 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Black and White: German and Austrian Art. 140 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 54 lots
Rossini. Paris. Prints. 121 lots

Tue. May. 10th
Burgersdijk and Niermans. Leiden. Rare Books. 1193 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Modernist Posters. 294 lots
Minerva Auctions Roma. Roma. Photography. 198 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Art of the 21st Century - Prints. 127 lots
25 Blythe Road. LONDON. Charles Miller Ltd. - Maritime Collectibles. 45 lots

Wed. May. 11th
ALDE. Paris. Modern and Illustrated Books, Original Bindings. 307 lots
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. Antiquarian and Modern Books - Travel. 409 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books, Maps and Documents. 581 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. The Contents of Flinchcocks Musical Museum. 42 lots
Grays Auctioneers. Cleveland, . Fine Art - Prints. 28 lots
Zisska and Lacher. Munich. Rare Books and Prints. 1799 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. RR Auction: Fine Autograph & Artifact Auction - Internet bidstart 4/22. 888 lots

Thu. May. 12th
Ader. PARIS. Photograph Books. 344 lots
Aguttes. Neuilly-sur-Seine . Antiquarian Books and Documents. 255 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Motoring, Cycling, Maritime and Railway History. 251 lots
Brunk Auctions. Asheville, NC . Books, Prints. 11 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Contemporary Art. 336 lots
Heritage Auctions. Beverly Hills. Red Dot Auction Benefitting the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity. 151 lots
Pierre Berge and Associes. Paris. Michel Auchiard Sale - Part 1: Books. 105 lots

Fri. May. 13th
Heritage Auctions. New York. Comics. 1234 lots
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Lancaster. Rare, Out of Print and Used Books. 499 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Military History, including the Battle of the Somme. 133 lots
Skinner. Boston. American and European Prints and Photography. 120 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Reports and Correspondence. 427 lots
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. Books. 238 lots
Pierre Berge and Associes. Paris. Michel Auchiard Sale - Part 2: Books. 18 lots

Sat. May. 14th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Americana, Political. 319 lots
Sothebys. Paris. Comic Strips. 268 lots
Rachel Davis Fine Arts. Cleveland. Fine and Decorative Arts - Prints. 329 lots

Sun. May. 15th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 5/8.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 5/8.
Northeast Auctions. Portsmouth. Portsmouth Sunday Auction - Prints. 8 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <center><b>Firsts Online Rare Book Fair<br> 27 November to 2 December<br><br> Presented by the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association</b>
  • <center><b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Books & Works on Paper<br>Live Online<br>2 December 2020</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Dec. 2:</b> Rackham (Arthur). 'The Skein', original pen, ink and watercolour drawing. £4,000 to £6,000.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Dec. 2:</b> Vico (Giambattista). <i>Principj di una scienza nuova,</i> FIRST EDITION, Felice Mosca, Naples,1725. £8,000 to £12,000.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Dec. 2:</b> <i>Bauerkeller's New Embossed Plan of London,</i> first edition, Ackermann & Co., 1841. £1,800 to £2,200.
    <center><b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Books & Works on Paper<br>Live Online<br>2 December 2020</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Dec. 2:</b> Bible, English, Coverdale's Version, J. Nycolson, Southwark, [1535]. £6,000 to £8,000.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Dec. 2:</b> Johnson (Samuel). <i>A Dictionary of the English Langauge,</i> 2 vol., fourth edition revised by the author, folio, 1773. £800 to £1,200.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Dec. 2:</b> Orwell (George). <i>The Road to Wigan Pier,</i> first public edition, 8vo., Victor Gollancz, 1937. £1,500 to £2,000.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Dec. 2:</b> Rowling (J. K.) <i>Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone,</i> FIRST EDITION, first printing 1997. £6,000 to £8,000.
  • <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> <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>