• <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.
  • <center><b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers<br>Christmas Rare Books<br>& Collectors’ Sale<br>9 December 2020</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> Joyce (James), <i>Ulysses,</i> 4to, Paris: (Shakespeare & Co.) 1922, First Edn. €7,000 to €9,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> Of the Utmost Rarity with Swift Association. Harward (Michael). <i>Philomath. A New Almanack for the Year of Our Lord,</i> 1666. €6,000 to €9,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> With Full Complement of Hand Coloured & Other Plates. Rosellini (Ippolito). <i>Monumenti dell Egitto e della Nubia,</i> Vols. I, II, & III Plate Volumes only. €5,000 to €7,000.
    <center><b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers<br>Christmas Rare Books<br>& Collectors’ Sale<br>9 December 2020</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> With Magnificent Hand Coloured Plates. [Bivort, Debabay, & others] <i>Annales de Pomologie,</i> 8 vols., folio, Brussels, 1853-1861. €4,000 to €6,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> With Very Fine Coloured Plates & Illustrations. Barbier (George) Vogel (Lucien) & others, <i>Gazette du Bon Ton - Arts-modes et frivolities, </i> 1914 to 1922. €4,000 to €6,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> “I have seen War... I hate War," Signed Presentation Copy to William C. Bullitt, Roosevelt (Franklin D.) August 14, 1936. €3,000 to €4,000.
    <center><b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers<br>Christmas Rare Books<br>& Collectors’ Sale<br>9 December 2020</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> Victorian Hostess & Horticulturist. An Important Collection Relating to Lady Dorothy Nevill (1826-1913). €2,500 to €3,200.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> Fine Original Portrait Photos of The O'Brien Ladies by Margaret Cameron. Two black and white Photos, each 8" x 10". €1,200 to €1,800.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> James Hume Nesbitt Illustrations: A collection of twelve pen and ink Drawings and Etchings intended for publication as book of illustrations for his thriller novels. €800 to €1,200.
    <center><b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers<br>Christmas Rare Books<br>& Collectors’ Sale<br>9 December 2020</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> Attributed to Kitagawa Utamavo (1753-1806). A pair of attractive colourful woodblock prints, of Court Ladies in decorative robes with numerous stamps and script. €800 to €1,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> Contemporaneous Notes from Captain Cook's Voyage Travel: [Anon] <i>Voyage to the South Sea by Mr. Banks, Mr. Parkinson and Dr. Solender, with Capt. Cooke,</i> a 7 page m/ss document. €700 to €1,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> Very Rare First U.K. Edition with Yellow Paper Band. Herbert (Frank). <i>Dune,</i> 8vo London (Victor Gollancz Ltd.) 1966. €500 to €700.
  • <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.

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15 Auctions Archived, 26 Auctions Upcoming

For the week ended Saturday July 9th 15 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 8 denominated in euros, 3 in British pounds, and 4 in US dollars.  Turnover was $5,807,298 as 7,821 lots were offered and 4,892 sold for a slim 63% success rate.  The summer is upon us.


2 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars:

Christies. Fifty Prints by Rembrandt Van Rijn - A Private English Collection on July 5th: $2,697,118
Sothebys. Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts on July 5th: $1,163,809

3 auctions saw total sales exceed 100% of the high estimates of all lots offered:

Dorotheum . Books and Decorative Prints on June 30th: 183.73%
Sothebys. Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts on July 5th: 166.74%
Pierre Berge and Associes. Prints on July 3rd: 135.32%


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

John McInnis Auctioneers. Henry D. Audesse Collection - Books, Prints on July 2nd: 100.00%
National Book Auctions. Books Carter, Vampires, Kulicke, etc. on June 26th: 99.67%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 6/26 on July 3rd: 99.64%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 6/26 on July 3rd: 98.12%
Dorotheum . Books and Decorative Prints on June 30th: 88.22%
Christies. Fifty Prints by Rembrandt Van Rijn - A Private English Collection on July 5th: 88.00%
Sothebys. Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts on July 5th: 81.69%


15 total sales were reported this week:

Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. Books, Graphics modern and ancient Arts, Antiques on June 25th: 44.74%
Minerva Auctions Roma. Books, Autographs and Prints - Session 1 on July 7th: 28.62%
De Baecque and Associes. Autographs, Documents, Ancient and Modern Books on July 7th: 55.50%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Western Manuscripts and Miniatures on July 6th: 71.43%
Christies. Fifty Prints by Rembrandt Van Rijn - A Private English Collection on July 5th: 88.00%
Sothebys. Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts on July 5th: 81.69%
Neret Minet and Tessier. Comic Strips on July 4th: 68.67%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on July 5th: 68.97%
Pierre Berge and Associes. Prints on July 3rd: 50.00%
OSENAT. The Empire at Fontainebleau on July 3rd: 54.17%
John McInnis Auctioneers. Henry D. Audesse Collection - Books, Prints on July 2nd: 100.00%
Dorotheum . Books and Decorative Prints on June 30th: 88.22%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 6/26 on July 3rd: 98.12%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 6/26 on July 3rd: 99.64%
National Book Auctions. Books Carter, Vampires, Kulicke, etc. on June 26th: 99.67%

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys Book of Hours, Use of Rome, in Latin on July 5th Actual price: USD $521,300.
  2. Christies The Woman with the Arrow on July 5th Actual price: USD $331,500.
  3. Christies Christ returning from the Temple with His Parents on July 5th Actual price: USD $228,540.
  4. Christies Saint Jerome beside a Pollard Willow on July 5th Actual price: USD $191,100.
  5. Christies The Windmill on July 5th Actual price: USD $153,660.
  6. Christies Saint Jerome in a dark Chamber on July 5th Actual price: USD $134,940.
  7. Christies View of Amsterdam from the Kadjik on July 5th Actual price: USD $134,940.
  8. Bloomsbury Auctions Zechariah (Yirmiyahu), Jeremiah (Zechariah), Proverbs (Mishlei) and Chronicles (Divrei Hayamim) from a Hebrew Bible in codex form , on parchment on July 6th Actual price: USD $112,840.
  9. Christies Landscape with a Farm Building and the 'House with the Tower' on July 5th Actual price: USD $106,860.
  10. Christies Landscape with Cottages and a Hay Barn: Oblong on July 5th Actual price: USD $97,500.
  11. Christies Christ preaching ('La Petite Tombe') on July 5th Actual price: USD $87,750.
  12. Christies The Flight into Egypt: altered from Seghers on July 5th Actual price: USD $87,750.
  13. Christies A Cottage beside a Canal with a View of Ouderkerk on July 5th Actual price: USD $81,250.
  14. Christies Cottages and Farm Buildings with a Man sketching on July 5th Actual price: USD $65,000.
  15. Sothebys Book of Hours, Use of Paris, in Latin and French on July 5th Actual price: USD $61,750.
  16. Christies The Return of the Prodigal Son on July 5th Actual price: USD $56,875.
  17. Sothebys The Three Maries at the Sepulchre, very large historiated initial from an Antiphoner, in Latin on July 5th Actual price: USD $56,875.
  18. Christies The Flight into Egypt: crossing a Brook on July 5th Actual price: USD $52,813.
  19. Christies The Star of the Kings: a Night Piece on July 5th Actual price: USD $52,813.
  20. Christies Christ driving the Money Changers from the Temple on July 5th Actual price: USD $52,813.
  21. Christies Jan Lutma, Goldsmith on July 5th Actual price: USD $48,750.
  22. Christies Abraham's Sacrifice on July 5th Actual price: USD $48,750.
  23. Christies The Angel appearing to the Shepherds on July 5th Actual price: USD $48,750.
  24. Christies The Good Samaritan on July 5th Actual price: USD $48,750.
  25. Bloomsbury Auctions The Noblecourt Homer papyrus , containing the Iliad, song II, lines 794-804 and 839-845 in dactylic hexameter verse, in Homeric Greek, fragments from a manuscript papyrus scroll on July 6th Actual price: USD $46,748.


For the week ahead 26 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jul. 11th
Auctionata. Berlin. Abstract Art of the 21st Century - Prints. 138 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Figurative Art of the 20th and 21st Centuries. 136 lots
Kedem Auction. Jerusalem . Books, Chassidim, Manuscripts, Rabbinic Letters. 379 lots
Tooveys. West Sussex. Antiquarian and Collectors Books. 243 lots

Tue. Jul. 12th
Sothebys. London. English Literature, History, Children's Books & Illustrations. 266 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Castle of Style: Books. 21 lots
Kedem Auction. Jerusalem . Manuscripts, Graphics. 114 lots
Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers. Kilkenny. The Philip Murray Book Collection. 583 lots
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Exeter. Prints. 10 lots

Wed. Jul. 13th
Christies. London - King Street. THE GIANCARLO BELTRAME LIBRARY OF SCIENTIFIC BOOKS, PART I. 100 lots
Christies. London - King Street. Valuable Books and Manuscripts. 170 lots
Tooveys. West Sussex. Prints. 27 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. RR Auction: Fine Autographs and Artifacts - Internet bidstart 6/26. 1171 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Decorate. Art Deco, Bauhaus, Contemporary Collectibles - Prints. 11 lots

Thu. Jul. 14th
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Literature. 490 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Summer Market Sale - Books, Prints. 48 lots
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Cape Town. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 7/7. 353 lots
Anteo Subastas. San Sebastián. July 14th Sale - Graphic Works. 9 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Valuable Books. 30 lots

Fri. Jul. 15th
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Hudson. Midsummer's Evening Sale - Prints. 41 lots

Sat. Jul. 16th
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints. 154 lots
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Books and Prints. 37 lots

Sun. Jul. 17th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 7/10.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 7/10.
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints. 51 lots
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Prints and Books. 39 lots

Bruce McKinney

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.
  • <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>