• <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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16 Auctions Archived, 31 Sales Upcoming

For the week ended Saturday 15 October, 16 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 2 sales reported in Swiss francs, 1 in euros, and 13 in US dollars.  Turnover was $3,592,034 as 4,398 lots were offered and 3,456 sold for a 79% success rate.

 

1 auction saw its total proceeds reach a million dollars:

Heritage Auctions. Illustration Art on October 12th: $1,787,996


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

Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 10/2 on October 9th: 99.75%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 10/2 on October 9th: 96.94%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Americana: Railroad Passes, Books, Ephemera on September 30th: 95.85%
Heritage Auctions. Illustration Art on October 12th: 92.65%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on October 11th: 86.67%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Americana: Railroad Passes, Books, Ephemera on October 1st: 86.24%


16 total sales reported this week:

AntiquarianAuctions.com. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 10/6 on October 13th: 49.23%
Neal Auction Company. Books and Prints on September 25th: 77.78%
Potter and Potter Auctions. Illustration Art, Vintage Posters & Prints on September 25th: 35.78%
Potter and Potter Auctions. Advertising, Toys and Con-Op: Posters and Prints on September 24th: 60.49%
Koller Auctions. Autographs on September 24th: 69.66%
Koller Auctions. Books on September 24th: 62.71%
Brunk Auctions. Books, Prints on September 17th: 74.44%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Americana: Railroad Passes, Books, Ephemera on October 2nd: 62.53%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Americana: Railroad Passes, Books, Ephemera on October 1st: 86.24%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Americana: Railroad Passes, Books, Ephemera on September 30th: 95.85%
Heritage Auctions. Illustration Art on October 12th: 92.65%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 10/2 on October 9th: 96.94%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 10/2 on October 9th: 99.75%
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. St. Louis Fall Auction - Books and Prints on October 8th: 62.79%
Winter Associates. Continental - Prints and Books on October 10th: 65.52%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on October 11th: 86.67%

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Heritage Auctions E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, original promotional movie illustration, 1982 on October 12th Actual price: USD $394,000.
  2. Heritage Auctions Red Planet, 1974 on October 12th Actual price: USD $346,000.
  3. Koller Auctions De omni rerum fossilium genere, gemmis, lapidibus, mettallis, et huiusmodi, libri aliquot, plerique nunc primum editi. on September 24th Actual price: USD $75,649.
  4. Koller Auctions La nouvelle Justine, ou les Malheurs de la Vertu. on September 24th Actual price: USD $58,681.
  5. Heritage Auctions Vargas Girl, Esquire calendar illustration, February 1946 on October 12th Actual price: USD $57,500.
  6. AntiquarianAuctions.com AFRICAN SCENERY AND ANIMALS on October 13th Actual price: USD $50,000.
  7. Koller Auctions 5 x 5 = 25. on September 24th Actual price: USD $42,925.
  8. Koller Auctions La Philosophie dans le Boudoir, Ouvrage posthume de l'Auteur de Justine. on September 24th Actual price: USD $41,713.
  9. Koller Auctions Astrolabium planu[m] in tabulis Ascendens co[n]tinens qualibet hora atq[ue] mi[nu]to. on September 24th Actual price: USD $40,501.
  10. Heritage Auctions Haute Cuisine, 1964 on October 12th Actual price: USD $40,000.
  11. Heritage Auctions Hold Everything (Making Friends; Puppy Love), Brown and Bigelow calendar illustration, 1962 on October 12th Actual price: USD $40,000.
  12. Heritage Auctions A Lot at Steak, Brown & Bigelow calendar illustration, 1955 on October 12th Actual price: USD $40,000.
  13. Heritage Auctions Worth a Gander, Brown and Bigelow calendar illustration, 1951 on October 12th Actual price: USD $37,500.
  14. Koller Auctions Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure. on September 24th Actual price: USD $36,865.
  15. Heritage Auctions Tasteful Design, circa 1960s on October 12th Actual price: USD $32,500.
  16. Heritage Auctions Elvis Tilley, The New Yorker magazine cover, February 21, 1994 on October 12th Actual price: USD $32,500.
  17. Heritage Auctions Flirtatious on the Phone, Petty Girl Pin-Up calendar illustration, December 1947 on October 12th Actual price: USD $30,000.
  18. Heritage Auctions The Ace of Hearts on October 12th Actual price: USD $30,000.
  19. Koller Auctions Atlas novus exhibens orbem terraqueum per naturae opera ... on September 24th Actual price: USD $24,745.
  20. Koller Auctions The Universal Conchologist Exhibiting the Figure of Every Known Shell Accurately Drawn and Painted After Nature. on September 24th Actual price: USD $24,745.
  21. Koller Auctions Vier eigenh. Briefe und drei Postkarten. on September 24th Actual price: USD $24,745.
  22. Heritage Auctions Formation of the Earth, interior book illustration, 1978 on October 12th Actual price: USD $23,750.
  23. Koller Auctions Historiae Animalium. on September 24th Actual price: USD $23,533.
  24. Heritage Auctions Candlelight Dinner with Redhead, 1965 on October 12th Actual price: USD $22,500.
  25. Koller Auctions Ars conjectandi, opus posthumum. on September 24th Actual price: USD $18,685.



For the week ahead 31 sales are scheduled: 


Mon. Oct. 17th
Artcurial. Paris. Prints and Illustrated Books. 235 lots
PIASA. Paris. Art Nouveau Posters. 104 lots
Australian Book Auctions. Armadale, . Books and Ephemera in All Fields from the Collection of the Late Paul Dwyer. 387 lots
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. American History - Online bidstart 10/6. 391 lots
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Antiques and Interiors with Pictures: Prints. 31 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 85 lots

Tue. Oct. 18th
Henri Godts Books and Prints Auctions. Bruxelles . Antiquarian Books. 447 lots
Doyle New York. New York. Prints and Multiples. 218 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Early Printed, Medical, Scientific and Travel Books. 335 lots
PIASA. Paris. Library of Tissot Dupont - Part 1. 280 lots
Bonhams. Los Angeles. Prints and Multiples. 258 lots
Dorotheum . Vienna. Automobilia. 387 lots

Wed. Oct. 19th
PIASA. Paris. Library of Tissot Dupont - Part 2. 298 lots
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. Ancient and Modern Books. 246 lots
Bonhams. Edinburgh. The Sporting Sale. 49 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Manuscripts. 324 lots
Christies. New York. The Golden Age of Baseball: Selections of Works from the National Pastime Museum. 484 lots
Sothebys. London. Arts of the Islamic World.

Thu. Oct. 20th
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Fine Photographs. 262 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Americana and the National Parks. 511 lots
Sothebys. London. The Library of an English Bibliophile, Part VI. 200 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Collectors Sale: Books and Works on Paper. 165 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Space and Aviation - Internet bidstart 10/13. 517 lots
Ader. PARIS. Prints. 343 lots

Fri. Oct. 21st
Kolbe and Fanning Numismatic Booksellers. Gahanna. Numismatic Books. 293 lots

Sat. Oct. 22nd
Archives International Auctions. FORT LEE,. U.S. & Worldwide Scripophily, Banknotes & Security Printing Ephemera. 372 lots
Rachel Davis Fine Arts. Cleveland. Fine Arts: Prints.
Case Antiques, Inc.. Knoxville. Maps and Books - including Charles and Ann Wells Collection Part 1. 73 lots

Sun. Oct. 23rd
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 10/16.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 10/16.
Grogan and Company. Dedham. The October Auction. 17 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>