• <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.
  • <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>
  • <center><b>Firsts Online Rare Book Fair<br> 27 November to 2 December<br><br> Presented by the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association</b>

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20 Auctions Archived, 25 Sales Upcoming

Twenty auctions were archived during the past week to the Rare Book Transaction History, 12 in euros, 6 in U. S. dollars, 1 in British pounds, and 1 in South African rands. Total sales for the week were $8,070,674. Lots offered were 5,590, while 3,549 sold for a 63.5% sell through rate. Sales dropped off considerably from the previous week, with the primary culprit being the Memorial Day holiday in America, which greatly reduced the number of sales held in the U. S. Going forward, we will see some modest recovery in the number of sales, but not to May levels. Summer is rapidly approaching and it is traditionally the slowest time of the year.

 

2 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars:

Sothebys. Books and Manuscripts on May 31st: $2,509,852
Binoche et Giquello. Precious Books - Library of Jean Viardot on June 1st: $2,210,731

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

Aspire Auctions. Fine Art - Prints -Internet bidstart: 5/20 on May 28th: 162.43%
Sothebys. Books and Manuscripts on May 31st: 132.55%
Binoche et Giquello. Precious Books - Library of Jean Viardot on June 1st: 127.76%
Artcurial. Limited Editions on May 30th: 125.23%
Artcurial. Books and Manuscripts on May 31st: 101.09%


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

Aspire Auctions. Fine Art - Prints -Internet bidstart: 5/20 on May 28th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 5/22 on May 29th: 98.97%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 5/22 on May 29th: 97.97%
Sothebys. Books and Manuscripts on May 31st: 86.61%
Skinner. Fine Books and Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 5/18 on May 26th: 83.67%


20 total sales reported this week:

Rossini. Autographs, Books on June 1st: 62.94%
Rossini. The Art of Advertising on May 31st: 73.27%
Skinner. Fine Books and Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 5/18 on May 26th: 83.67%
Quagga Rare Books and Art. Medals and Stamps of South Africa and the Anglo-Boer War on May 24th: 20.83%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Interiors - Prints on June 2nd: 60.00%
PBA Galleries. Rare Books and Manuscripts on June 2nd: 72.61%
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 5/26 on June 2nd: 38.89%
Ader. Photographs on June 2nd: 37.53%
Auctionata. Prints and Editions on June 1st: 14.36%
Binoche et Giquello. Precious Books - Library of Jean Viardot on June 1st: 60.98%
Galerie Bassenge. 19th - 21st Century Photography on June 1st: 52.49%
Sothebys. Books and Manuscripts on May 31st: 86.61%
Artcurial. Books and Manuscripts on May 31st: 46.43%
Artcurial. Limited Editions on May 30th: 77.97%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on May 31st: 73.33%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 5/22 on May 29th: 97.97%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 5/22 on May 29th: 98.97%
OSENAT. Works of Art - Prints on May 29th: 75.00%
Aspire Auctions. Fine Art - Prints -Internet bidstart: 5/20 on May 28th: 100.00%
Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH. Rare Books, Prints and Historical Photographs on May 27th: 42.98%

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Binoche et Giquello Recueil de 226 dessins originaux. on June 1st Actual price: USD $397,419.
  2. Artcurial Claudii Ptolemei viri Alexandrini Mathematicæ disciplinæ Philosophi doctissimi Geographiæ opus novissima traductione e Græcorum archetypis castigatissime pressum : cæterisante lucubratorum multo præstantius on May 31st Actual price: USD $190,127.
  3. Binoche et Giquello philosophe et scientifique allemand (1646-1716) qui a écrit en latin, allemand et français, il rencontra tous les grands savants de son temps: Huygens, Newton, Spinoza. on June 1st Actual price: USD $180,645.
  4. Artcurial [Aquarelle originale utilisée pour l'illustration du Petit Prince] on May 31st Actual price: USD $149,184.
  5. Binoche et Giquello écrivain et philosophe (1897-1962) - Madame Edwarda.<br/>Manuscrit autographe avec dédicace autographe signée à Paul Eluard, sans lieu ni date (1937, date de sa première publication sous son pseudonyme) 45 pages d’un cahier à reliure cartonnée, 18,5 x 12 on June 1st Actual price: USD $144,516.
  6. Binoche et Giquello Madame Bovary. on June 1st Actual price: USD $144,516.
  7. Binoche et Giquello LIBELLUS DE NATURA ANIMALIUM. on June 1st Actual price: USD $126,451.
  8. Sothebys À L’OMBRE DES JEUNES FILLES EN FLEURS. PLACARD MANUSCRIT. on May 31st Actual price: USD $124,320.
  9. Swann Galleries MAHMUD RAIF EFENDI. on May 26th Actual price: USD $118,750.
  10. Binoche et Giquello Le Premier livre des Instruments mathematiques mechaniques. on June 1st Actual price: USD $97,548.
  11. Binoche et Giquello Il fut aussi dessinateur et graveur, (1873-1907) - Ubu Intime.<br/> Manuscrit autographe signé deux fois: en page de titre et sur la dernière page; Rennes 6 rue de Belair, décembre 1888, sur un cahier de 29 pages in-4 dont les 5 dernières sont détachées. on June 1st Actual price: USD $75,871.
  12. Sothebys EPISTOLA, DOCENS VENAM AXILLAREM DEXTRI CUBITI IN DOLORE LATERALI SECANDAM: & MELANCHOLICUM SUCCUM EX VENAE PORTAE RAMIS AD SEDEM PERTINENTIBUS, PURGARI. on May 31st Actual price: USD $72,800.
  13. Binoche et Giquello Dialogi duo de Fabricii Mordentis Salernitani propè divina adinuentione ad perfectam cosmimetriae praxim. on June 1st Actual price: USD $72,258.
  14. Binoche et Giquello Vues des différents palais et maisons de plaisance des rois d'Espagne. on June 1st Actual price: USD $70,451.
  15. Sothebys DU CÔTÉ DE CHEZ SWANN. on May 31st Actual price: USD $70,000.
  16. Binoche et Giquello Les Liaisons dangereuses, ou Lettres recueillies dans une Société, & publiées pour l'instruction de quelques autres. on June 1st Actual price: USD $68,645.
  17. Artcurial MICK JAGGER - 1975 on May 30th Actual price: USD $64,512.
  18. Skinner On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Strugg on May 26th Actual price: USD $61,500.
  19. Sothebys LA MARQUISE DE GANGE. on May 31st Actual price: USD $58,800.
  20. Binoche et Giquello Traicté de la proportion naturelle et artificielle des choses. on June 1st Actual price: USD $54,193.
  21. Binoche et Giquello De l'Antichita giudaiche. on June 1st Actual price: USD $54,193.
  22. Ader Moscou et ses environs on June 2nd Actual price: USD $53,200.
  23. Sothebys ABZIENS (KASTHEDRALCH). (FACADCH WWWOUEST). on May 31st Actual price: USD $53,200.
  24. Skinner The Birds of North America, from Drawings Made in the United States and their Territories. on May 26th Actual price: USD $52,275.
  25. Skinner Washington, George (1732-1799) Document Signed, Mount Vernon, Virginia, 1 February 1789, Membership Certificate in the Society of the C on May 26th Actual price: USD $52,275.

 

For the week ahead 25 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jun. 6th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 84 lots

Tue. Jun. 7th
Bonhams. New York. Modern and Contemporary Prints and Multiples. 127 lots
Tajan. Paris. Ancient and Modern Prints. 332 lots
RJM Autographs and Antiques. Boston. Historic Letters, Documents, and Autographs of the 18th-19th Centuries. 160 lots

Wed. Jun. 8th
Bonhams. New York. Fine Books and Manuscripts. 203 lots
Bonhams. London. Prints and Multiples. 185 lots

Thu. Jun. 9th
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Vintage Posters, Autographs and Memorabilia. 390 lots
Skinner. Boston. Historic Maritime - Online bidstart 6/1. 143 lots
Skinner. Boston. Gentleman's Auction - Online Bidstart 6/3. 12 lots
Ketterer Kunst . Munich. Modern Art II - Prints. 48 lots
Waverly Auctions. Falls Church. Books. 453 lots

Fri. Jun. 10th
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. American History. 352 lots
Ketterer Kunst . Munich. Post-War II - Prints. 79 lots

Sat. Jun. 11th
Ketterer Kunst . Munich. Modern Art I - Prints. 17 lots
Ketterer Kunst . Munich. Post War Art I - Prints. 10 lots
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . June Estate Auction. 94 lots
Potomack Company. Alexandria. Books, Prints. 40 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Legends of the West. 276 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Animation Art. 870 lots
Rachel Davis Fine Arts. Cleveland. Works on Paper - Prints. 532 lots
Arader Galleries. New York City. Summer Auction. 207 lots
Ketterer Kunst . Munich. Contemporary Art - Prints. 5 lots

Sun. Jun. 12th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 6/5.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 6/5.
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Hudson. Fine Auction - Books and Prints. 80 lots

Michael Stillman

RBH and AE

  • <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.