• <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.
  • <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.

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20 Auctions Archived, 13 Sales Upcoming

For the week ended Saturday 6 August 2016 20 auctions in the categories of rare and collectible books, manuscripts, maps and ephemera were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 4 denominated in euros, 5 in British pounds, and 11 in US dollars.  Turnover was $6,357,683 as 6,221 lots were offered and 4,610 sold for a 74% success rate. 

 

2 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars:

Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters on July 31st: $1,781,611
Sothebys. Contemporary Living - Prints on July 28th: $1,392,750

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

Case Antiques, Inc.. Summer Historic Antiques and Art Auction - Books, Photographs, Letters, Maps on July 30th: 197.34%
Sothebys. The Patricia Milne-Henderson Collection: Books on Coins, Medals and Antiquities - Internet bidstart on July 18th: 131.09%


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

Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 7/24 on July 31st: 99.87%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters on July 31st: 95.42%
Case Antiques, Inc.. Summer Historic Antiques and Art Auction - Books, Photographs, Letters, Maps on July 30th: 93.42%
Cowans Auctions. American History - Online bidstart 7/21 on August 1st: 93.23%
Forum Auctions. Fine Books and Works on Paper - Day 1 on July 13th: 93.12%
Sothebys. Contemporary Living - Prints on July 28th: 85.00%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Beatrix Potter:Books & Works on Paper,inc. John R. Cawood Collection on July 28th: 82.26%


A total of 20 auctions were reported this week:

Swann Galleries. Vintage Posters on August 3rd: 56.70%
Forum Auctions. Fine Books and Works on Paper - Day 2 on July 14th: 66.29%
Forum Auctions. Fine Books and Works on Paper - Day 1 on July 13th: 93.12%
PBA Galleries. Rare AmericanaRare Americana & Travel, with Books & Maps from the Warren Heckrotte Collection on July 28th: 73.20%
Skinner. Discovery - Online Auction - Prints Bidstart 7/14 on July 22nd: 73.08%
Sothebys. The Patricia Milne-Henderson Collection: Books on Coins, Medals and Antiquities - Internet bidstart on July 18th: 60.87%
Sothebys. Photographs, Prints - Internet Bidstart 6/24 on July 9th: 65.63%
Cowans Auctions. American History - Online bidstart 7/21 on August 1st: 93.23%
Case Antiques, Inc.. Summer Historic Antiques and Art Auction - Books, Photographs, Letters, Maps on July 30th: 93.42%
Archives International Auctions. Archives International Part XXXIV on July 26th: 58.09%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 7/24 on July 31st: 99.87%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters on July 31st: 95.42%
Sothebys. Contemporary Living - Prints on July 28th: 85.00%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Beatrix Potter:Books & Works on Paper,inc. John R. Cawood Collection on July 28th: 82.26%
Purcell Auctioneers. Antiques and Collectables -Books and Prints on July 27th: 55.00%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Books and Works on Paper on July 27th: 78.60%
Auctionata. Abstract World: Post-War Art - Prints on July 26th: 18.70%
Auctionata. Rare Paper Works of the 19th and 20th Centuries on July 26th: 6.90%
Auctionata. Addicted to Paper: Prints and Photographs on July 26th: 17.22%
Winter Associates. Americana - Books and Prints on July 25th: 56.41%

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Forum Auctions Epistolae familiares, on July 14th Actual price: USD $209,600.
  2. Forum Auctions De Aetna dialogus on July 14th Actual price: USD $117,900.
  3. Sothebys MICKEY MOUSE (FELDMAN & SCHELLMANN II.265) on July 28th Actual price: USD $106,250.
  4. Forum Auctions Hypnerotomachia Poliphili on July 14th Actual price: USD $98,250.
  5. Sothebys 'MT. KILIMANJARO (MOUNTAIN OF SLAVE CARAVANS) . . . NOW HOME OF THE ELEPHANT PROBLEM, AMBOSELI + BEYOND' on July 28th Actual price: USD $87,500.
  6. Forum Auctions Autograph Manuscript of The Original of Laura on July 13th Actual price: USD $78,600.
  7. Heritage Auctions The Birth of a Nation (Epoch Producing, 1915). One Sheet (28" X 42"). on July 31st Actual price: USD $74,688.
  8. Sothebys UNTITLED (FRAGMENT 2) (SCHUBERT 5B) on July 28th Actual price: USD $62,500.
  9. Sothebys An account of the remains of the worship of Priapus. on July 18th Actual price: USD $60,648.
  10. Bloomsbury Auctions The Tale of Peter Rabbit on July 28th Actual price: USD $57,722.
  11. Forum Auctions Magnificentiores Selectioresque Urbis Venetiarum Prospectus ... Venetij MDCCXLI on July 14th Actual price: USD $57,640.
  12. Heritage Auctions Son of Frankenstein (Universal, 1939). One Sheet (27" X 41") Style A. on July 31st Actual price: USD $43,020.
  13. Heritage Auctions Morocco (Paramount, 1930). One Sheet (27.5" X 41") Style B. on July 31st Actual price: USD $40,630.
  14. Sothebys COMPOSITION II (C. 298) on July 28th Actual price: USD $37,500.
  15. Sothebys CABINET DES BEAUTÉES, CHÂTEAU DE VERSAILLES on July 28th Actual price: USD $37,500.
  16. Heritage Auctions Dracula's Daughter (Universal, 1936). One Sheet (27" X 41"). on July 31st Actual price: USD $35,850.
  17. Heritage Auctions The Bell Boy (Paramount, 1918). One Sheet (28" X 41"). on July 31st Actual price: USD $35,850.
  18. Heritage Auctions Casablanca (Warner Brothers, 1942). Insert (14" X 36"). on July 31st Actual price: USD $33,460.
  19. Sothebys POP SHOP VI (LITTMANN PGS. 150-151): 4 PRINTS on July 28th Actual price: USD $32,500.
  20. Heritage Auctions The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (PEA, 1966). Italian Premiere Displays Set of 3 (39" X 110"). on July 31st Actual price: USD $31,070.
  21. Heritage Auctions The 39 Steps (Gaumont, 1935). One Sheet (27" X 41"). on July 31st Actual price: USD $31,070.
  22. Sothebys SLING-SHOTS LIT #5 (GEMINI 41.160) on July 28th Actual price: USD $30,000.
  23. Sothebys SHIPBOARD GIRL (CORLETT II.6) on July 28th Actual price: USD $30,000.
  24. Sothebys RED BARN (C. 89) on July 28th Actual price: USD $27,500.
  25. Sothebys SEASCAPE PORTFOLIO on July 28th Actual price: USD $27,500.


For the week ahead 13 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Aug. 8th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 42 lots

Tue. Aug. 9th
Tooveys. West Sussex. Photographs, Autographs, Printed and Manuscript Ephemera. 202 lots

Wed. Aug. 10th
Tooveys. West Sussex. Prints. 13 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. From Beuys to Uecker: Collectibles of Prints and Photography. 130 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet bidstart 7/22. 843 lots

Thu. Aug. 11th
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Autographs and Memorabilia, including NASA Photographs. 311 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Books with Children's Literature & Counterculture Memorabilia. 461 lots

Sat. Aug. 13th
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . August Estate Auction. 33 lots
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints. 155 lots
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books, Art, Ephemera, and Collectibles.

Sun. Aug. 14th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 8/7.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 8/7.
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints. 43 lots

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  • <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><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