• <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.
  • <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.

Auction Update Review

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30 Auctions Archived, 22 Sales Upcoming

It was another busy week in the rooms. For the week ending the 1st of October, 30 sales were archived, generating $16,210,429 in sales. Fifteen were denominated in euros, 9 in U.S. dollars, 4 in British pounds, and 2 in Swiss francs. There were 7,144 lots offered, with 5,130 being sold. That was good for a sell-through rate of 72%. The average sales price was a healthy $3,160, with the big dollars going primarily for prints.

 


2 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars:

Sothebys. Prints and Multiples on September 27th: $5,584,150
Christies. Thiebaud from Thiebaud: Prints and Works on Paper from the Private Studio of Wayne Thiebaud on September 29th: $4,466,750

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

Sothebys. Robert de Balkany, Rue de Varenne, Paris – Day sale on September 29th: 380.25%
Artcurial. More on September 28th: 165.35%
Ferraton. Books and Prints on September 17th: 162.41%
Auctionata. Old Master Prints on September 27th: 142.73%
Christies. Thiebaud from Thiebaud: Prints and Works on Paper from the Private Studio of Wayne Thiebaud on September 29th: 134.14%
Sothebys. Prints and Multiples on September 27th: 117.11%
Sothebys. Made in Britain - Prints on September 28th: 108.27%
Neal Auction Company. Books and Prints on September 24th: 106.30%


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

Christies. Thiebaud from Thiebaud: Prints and Works on Paper from the Private Studio of Wayne Thiebaud on September 29th: 100.00%
Sothebys. Robert de Balkany, Rue de Varenne, Paris – Day sale on September 29th: 100.00%
National Book Auctions. Easton, Egypt, Antique Leather, etc. on September 24th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 9/18 on September 25th: 98.70%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 9/18 on September 25th: 97.76%
Artcurial. More on September 28th: 90.12%
Sothebys. Made in Britain - Prints on September 28th: 84.00%
Ferraton. Books and Prints on September 17th: 83.44%
Sothebys. Prints and Multiples on September 27th: 83.33%
Forum Auctions. Fine Books and Works on Paper on September 22nd: 80.53%

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys TWO HUMAN BEINGS. THE LONELY ONES (W. 157; SCH. 133) on September 27th Actual price: USD $2,034,500.
  2. Christies City and Streets signed '? Thiebaud' (upper left) on September 29th Actual price: USD $583,500.
  3. Christies Levees and Dikes (Green River Turn) on September 29th Actual price: USD $487,500.
  4. Christies Untitled (Cupcake) on September 29th Actual price: USD $463,500.
  5. Christies Lemon Meringue Pie Slices signed and dated '? Thiebaud 1990 2013' (upper center); dated again '1990' (on the reverse) on September 29th Actual price: USD $211,500.
  6. Christies Untitled (Sunglasses) on September 29th Actual price: USD $199,500.
  7. Christies A La Recherche du Shoe Perdu on September 27th Actual price: USD $199,500.
  8. Sothebys PROMENADE VOR DEM CAFÉ (KAISER-CAFÉ BERLIN) (GERCKEN 670; DUBE 244) on September 27th Actual price: USD $178,100.
  9. Sothebys ZWEI FRAUEN (G. 681; D. 259) on September 27th Actual price: USD $178,100.
  10. Christies Coastline (Drawing for California Arts Plate) on September 29th Actual price: USD $168,750.
  11. Sothebys SHADOWS II (F. & S. II.210-215) on September 27th Actual price: USD $162,500.
  12. Christies Big Suckers, from Seven Still Lifes and a Rabbit on September 29th Actual price: USD $156,250.
  13. Sothebys MARILYN MONROE (F. & S. II.31) on September 27th Actual price: USD $154,375.
  14. Sothebys DREI AKTE IM WALDE (D. 637) on September 27th Actual price: USD $113,750.
  15. Christies Cake Slices signed '? Thiebaud' (upper center) on September 29th Actual price: USD $100,000.
  16. Christies Untitled (Pie Slice) on September 29th Actual price: USD $100,000.
  17. Christies Large Sucker, from Seven Still Lifes and a Rabbit on September 29th Actual price: USD $100,000.
  18. Christies Delights on September 29th Actual price: USD $93,750.
  19. Christies Eight Lipsticks on September 29th Actual price: USD $87,500.
  20. Christies Untitled (Four Striped Ties) on September 29th Actual price: USD $81,250.
  21. Sothebys PORTRAIT STYLISÉ DE JACQUELINE (B. 1065; BA. 1285) on September 27th Actual price: USD $81,250.
  22. Sothebys SELF-PORTRAIT (WOLL 37; SCHIEFLER 31) on September 27th Actual price: USD $81,250.
  23. Christies Tie Rows on September 29th Actual price: USD $75,000.
  24. Sothebys KATE MOSS on September 28th Actual price: USD $73,125.
  25. RR Auction Dave Scott’s Apollo 17 Flown Robbins Medal on September 26th Actual price: USD $68,750.


30 total sales reported this week:

Bloomsbury Auctions. 20th Century Books and Works on Paper on September 29th: 68.81%
Swann Galleries. Illustration Art on September 29th: 67.00%
Auctionata. Post War and Contemporary Art - Prints on September 29th: 18.18%
Auctionata. Editions on September 29th: 23.14%
Christies. Thiebaud from Thiebaud: Prints and Works on Paper from the Private Studio of Wayne Thiebaud on September 29th: 100.00%
Dorotheum . Prints Before 1900 on September 29th: 66.22%
Sothebys. Robert de Balkany, Rue de Varenne, Paris – Day sale on September 29th: 100.00%
Sothebys. Made in Britain - Prints on September 28th: 84.00%
Artcurial. More on September 28th: 90.12%
Auctionata. Modern Classics - Prints on September 28th: 0.00%
Dorotheum . Globes on September 28th: 37.50%
Ader. Photo - Books on September 23rd: 52.48%
Auctionata. Old Master Prints on September 27th: 75.00%
Christies. First Open | Home - Books, Photos, Prints on September 27th: 54.00%
Sothebys. Prints and Multiples on September 27th: 83.33%
Rossini. Prints, 19th and 20th Century on September 26th: 57.58%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on September 27th: 11.69%
RR Auction. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet pre-bidding 9/15-9/25 on September 26th: 54.37%
Forum Auctions. Fine Books and Works on Paper on September 22nd: 80.53%
National Book Auctions. Easton, Egypt, Antique Leather, etc. on September 24th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 9/18 on September 25th: 98.70%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 9/18 on September 25th: 97.76%
Neal Auction Company. Books and Prints on September 24th: 75.00%
Venator and Hanstein. Modern and contemporary Prints and Drawings · Modern Books on September 24th: 50.34%
Venator and Hanstein. Books · Prints and Drawings · Autographs on September 23rd: 36.67%
Koller Auctions. Old Master Prints on September 23rd: 71.21%
Koller Auctions. Old Master Prints on September 23rd: 44.29%
Eldreds. Antiques and Accessories - Books and Prints on September 23rd: 54.55%
Skinner. Fine Prints, Fine Photographs on September 23rd: 79.27%
Ferraton. Books and Prints on September 17th: 83.44%


For the week ahead 22 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Oct. 3rd
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. Photographs. 426 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 93 lots

Tue. Oct. 4th
Tooveys. West Sussex. Antiquarian and Collectors Books. 292 lots
Christies. New York. Photographs: The Evening Sale. 26 lots
Christies. London - King Street. Leslie Waddington Collection - Prints. 3 lots
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Exeter. Prints. 30 lots

Wed. Oct. 5th
Tooveys. West Sussex. Prints and Maps. 176 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books, Maps and Documents. 485 lots
Sothebys. Paris. Bibliothèque cynégétique du Verne : Vénerie, fauconnerie, chasses. 271 lots
Christies. New York. Photographs. 156 lots
Dallas Auction Gallery. Dallas. The Fine Art Auction - Prints. 32 lots
Purcell Auctioneers. Birr. Antiques and Collectables -Books and Prints. 42 lots
Robert Siegel Galleries. New York. Peter Sharrer Collection of Postal Markings. 107 lots

Thu. Oct. 6th
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Literature. 453 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Photographs. 155 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. African-American Fine Art - Prints. 173 lots

Fri. Oct. 7th
Marc van de Wiele Auctions. Brugge. Antiquarian Books. 1178 lots
Sothebys. London. Photographs. 175 lots
OSENAT. FONTAINEBLEAU. The Empire at Fontainebleau. 37 lots

Sat. Oct. 8th
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . October Estate Sale - Prints and Books. 27 lots

Sun. Oct. 9th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 10/2.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 10/2.

Mike Stillman

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>
  • <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>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.