• <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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29 Auctions Archived, 20 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 25 June 29 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 1 in Australian dollars, 13 in euros, 3 in British pounds, 1 in Hong Kong dollars, 1 in Swedish kronas, and 10 in US dollars.  Turnover was $11,123,297 as 8,767 lots were offered and 5,904 sold for a 67% success rate.  The Brexit vote no doubt reduced some bids this week and will impact bids further this summer.

3 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars:

Sothebys. Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale on June 21st: $2,653,350
Australian Book Auctions. Denis Joachim Collection on June 20th: $1,553,837
Bonhams. Prints and Multiples on June 22nd: $1,336,046

1 auction saw total sales exceed 100% of the high estimates of all lots offered:

Sothebys. Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale on June 21st: 150.42%


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

Sothebys. Impressionist and Modern Art Day Sale on June 22nd: 100.00%
Sothebys. Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale on June 21st: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 6/12 on June 19th: 98.48%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 6/12 on June 19th: 96.47%


29 total sales reported this week:

Sothebys. Boundless: Contemporary Art on June 23rd: 76.92%
Stockholms Auktionsverk. Rare Books, Maps and Manuscripts on June 21st: 75.80%
RJM Autographs and Antiques. Historic Letters, Documents, and Autographs of the 18th-19th Centuries on June 7th: 11.25%
Christies. ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND on June 16th: 0.00%
Bonhams. Prints and Multiples on June 22nd: 72.97%
Sothebys. Impressionist and Modern Art Day Sale on June 22nd: 100.00%
Dorotheum . Autographs on June 22nd: 70.93%
Henri Godts Books and Prints Auctions. Antiquarian Books on June 21st: 69.63%
Australian Book Auctions. Denis Joachim Collection on June 20th: 74.06%
RR Auction. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet bidstart 5/20 on June 15th: 64.06%
Grays Auctioneers. Fine Art - Prints on June 15th: 57.14%
Swann Galleries. Printed and Manuscript Americana on June 21st: 79.09%
Sothebys. Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale on June 21st: 100.00%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on June 21st: 79.63%
Vermot de Pas. Comic Strips and Original Boards, 3D, Japanese Animation on June 18th: 55.35%
Bolaffi Ambassador Auctions. Books and Autographs on June 16th: 62.57%
Bolaffi Ambassador Auctions. Books and Autographs on June 15th: 72.14%
Old World Auctions. Maps, Atlases - Internet bidstart 4/20 on May 4th: 71.88%
Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH. Old and Modern Art, Modern Photography, Antiques on June 17th: 31.62%
Dorotheum . Imperial Court Memorabilia and Historical Objects on June 20th: 60.00%
Clars Auction Gallery. Prints on June 19th: 53.70%
Clars Auction Gallery. Prints on June 18th: 72.96%
ALDE. Music - Part 2 on June 18th: 46.35%
ALDE. Music on June 17th: 58.82%
Vermot de Pas. Coca Cola Collections on June 15th: 59.54%
Auctionata. Circle of Life: Photographs on June 18th: 34.38%
Auctionata. Artworks of the Post-War Era on June 18th: 13.27%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 6/12 on June 19th: 96.47%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 6/12 on June 19th: 98.48%

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys THE SCREAM on June 21st Actual price: USD $2,653,350.
  2. Sothebys JAZZ  on June 22nd Actual price: USD $677,670.
  3. Auctionata The Silence on June 18th Actual price: USD $88,140.
  4. Australian Book Auctions Prodromus Entomology. on June 20th Actual price: USD $71,100.
  5. Bonhams Seascape, from Landscapes on June 22nd Actual price: USD $64,313.
  6. Bonhams Untitled [Based on Blaze] on June 22nd Actual price: USD $53,288.
  7. Swann Galleries The Book of Mormon: An Account Written by the Hand of Mormon, upon Plates Taken from the Plates of Nephi. on June 21st Actual price: USD $52,500.
  8. Australian Book Auctions The Voyage of Governor Phillip to Botany Bay; with an Account of the Establishment of the Colonies of Port Jackson & Norfolk Island; compiled from Authentic Papers, which have been obtained from the several Departments. on June 20th Actual price: USD $52,140.
  9. Bonhams William S. Burroughs: Apocalypse on June 22nd Actual price: USD $51,450.
  10. Australian Book Auctions A Natural History of the Birds of New South Wales, Collected, Engraved and faithfully Painted after Nature. on June 20th Actual price: USD $51,192.
  11. Swann Galleries [Andre, John.] Pencil portrait of Abraham and Jannetje Cuyler of Albany, NY. on June 21st Actual price: USD $47,500.
  12. Australian Book Auctions An Epitome of the Natural History of the Insects of New Holland, New Zealand, New Guinea, Otaheite and Other Islands in the Indian, Southern and Pacific Oceans; including the Figures and Descriptions of One Hundred and Fifty-Three Species of the more Sple on June 20th Actual price: USD $47,400.
  13. Bonhams Stop and Search on June 22nd Actual price: USD $45,938.
  14. Australian Book Auctions Sketches in Australia and the adjacent Islands, selected from a number taken during the surveying voyage of H.M.S. on June 20th Actual price: USD $45,504.
  15. Dorotheum Einstein, Albert, Konvolut von 6 masch. B. m. e. U. on June 22nd Actual price: USD $45,200.
  16. Bonhams Nola (Grey Rain) on June 22nd Actual price: USD $44,100.
  17. Bonhams Made in California on June 22nd Actual price: USD $44,100.
  18. Australian Book Auctions A Specimen of the Botany of New Holland... on June 20th Actual price: USD $43,608.
  19. Australian Book Auctions Narrative of a Voyage from Sydney to Torres’ Straits, in search of the survivors of the Charles Eaton; in His Majesty’s Schooner Isabella, C.M. on June 20th Actual price: USD $41,712.
  20. Australian Book Auctions Voyage de la Corvette l’Astrolabe exécuté par Ordre du Roi, pendant les années 1826 – 1827 – 1828 – 1829, sous le commandement de M. on June 20th Actual price: USD $39,816.
  21. Australian Book Auctions Tracing from Plan of the Town of Sydney, N.S. on June 20th Actual price: USD $39,816.
  22. RR Auction George Washington LS on June 15th Actual price: USD $39,392.
  23. Australian Book Auctions Part the First Containing Six Lithographic Sketches of Scenery In & Around Sydney. on June 20th Actual price: USD $37,920.
  24. Australian Book Auctions Voyage autour du monde entrepris par Order du Roi… Zoologie, par MM. Quoy et Gaimard, médecins de l’expédition. on June 20th Actual price: USD $37,920.
  25. RR Auction Baseball Hall of Famers Collection on June 15th Actual price: USD $37,481.


For the week ahead 20 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jun. 27th
Winter Associates. Plainville, CT . June Auction - Prints, Books. 47 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 72 lots

Tue. Jun. 28th
Pierre Berge and Associes. Paris. Rolling Stone: Edition. 246 lots
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. West Palm Beach, Florida . Palm Beach Marketplace Auction - Prints, Books. 25 lots

Wed. Jun. 29th
ALDE. Paris. Antiquarian and 19th Century Books. 280 lots
Bonhams. London. Entertainment Memorabilia. 254 lots
Purcell Auctioneers. Birr. Antiques and Collectables -Books and Prints. 84 lots
Sothebys. London. Contemporary Art Day Auction - Prints. 20 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Fine Art - Prints. 96 lots

Thu. Jun. 30th
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine and Rare Books - Art and Illustration. 450 lots
Dorotheum . Vienna. Books and Decorative Prints. 399 lots
ALDE. Paris. Original Edition, 19th-21st Centuries. 160 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. All Facets of Editions. 131 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Collect Now - Post-War and Contemporary Art. 20 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Art of the Book: Book Binding Studio of Philip Smith. 217 lots

Sat. Jul. 2nd
Gibson Auction Inc.. Orange County. Rare Americana Books and Maps. 126 lots

Sun. Jul. 3rd
OSENAT. FONTAINEBLEAU. The Empire at Fontainebleau.
Pierre Berge and Associes. Paris. Prints. 6 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 6/26.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 6/26.

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>