• <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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Twenty-one Auctions Archived, 35 Auctions Scheduled this Week

For the week ended Saturday, June 3, 2017, 21 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; one sale denominated in Australian dollars, 12 in euros, 1 in British pounds, 1 in Mexican pesos, and 6 in US dollars.  Sales totaled $2,973,769 as 6,131 lots were offered and 4,397 sold for a 72% success rate.

 

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

Brunk AuctionsOnline Sale: Naturalist Prints and More... Internet bidstart 5/11 on May 25th: 205.37% 
Australian Book AuctionsThe Collection of Michael Aitkin, Esq. The Port Phillip District of New South Wales, The Colony of V on May 29th: 141.64% 
AguttesCollection of Posters on the Theme of SNCF on May 30th: 128.28% 
Il PonteBooks, Manuscripts and Engravings on May 22nd: 109.83% 


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

National Book AuctionsBooks on May 20th: 100.00% 
Australian Book AuctionsThe Collection of Michael Aitkin, Esq. The Port Phillip District of New South Wales, The Colony of V on May 29th: 99.57% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 5/21 on May 28th: 99.34% 
Aspire AuctionsArt - Prints - bidstart 5/19 on May 27th: 95.83% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 5/21 on May 28th: 95.31% 
Brunk AuctionsOnline Sale: Naturalist Prints and More... Internet bidstart 5/11 on May 25th: 91.23% 
Forum AuctionsImportant Books and Manuscripts on May 24th: 80.43% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Il Ponte Le donne famose (De mulieribus claris). on May 22nd Actual price: USD $75,600.
  2. Aguttes Histoire des Oiseaux Peints dans tous leurs aspects, apparens et sensibles, ornée de planches coloriées. on June 22nd Actual price: USD $50,800.
  3. Aguttes EXPLORATION ANTARCTIQUE - Expéditions Charcot. on May 12th Actual price: USD $29,726.
  4. Il Ponte Horae Beatae Mariae Virginis. on May 22nd Actual price: USD $28,000.
  5. ALDE Observations sur la Virginie, traduites de l'anglois. on May 31st Actual price: USD $27,328.
  6. Aguttes Les Maîtres de l'affiche" - Publication mensuelle contenant la reproduction en couleur des plus belles affiches illustrées de la fin du XIXe siècle. on May 12th Actual price: USD $27,140.
  7. Australian Book Auctions AN ACCOUNT OF THE ENGLISH COLONY IN NEW SOUTH WALES, on May 29th Actual price: USD $23,050.
  8. Morton Subastas Mexico Illustrated in Twenty-Six Drawings. on May 31st Actual price: USD $21,600.
  9. Forum Auctions Vitruvius Britannicus, or The British Architect… on May 24th Actual price: USD $17,738.
  10. Morton Subastas Mapa de los Estados Unidos Mejicanos Arreglado a la Distribución que en Diversos Decretos ha Hecho del Territorio el Congreso General Mejicano. on May 31st Actual price: USD $16,800.
  11. Forum Auctions Bible, Latin.- Biblia Latina cum postillis Nicolai de Lyra et expositionibus Guilelmi Britonis on May 24th Actual price: USD $16,125.
  12. Il Ponte [Composite Atlas]. on May 22nd Actual price: USD $15,400.
  13. Il Ponte Summa de casibus conscientiae. on May 22nd Actual price: USD $15,400.
  14. Aguttes Carte générale de la France faite en 1744. on November 15th Actual price: USD $15,309.
  15. Forum Auctions Shahnama [The Book of Kings] on May 24th Actual price: USD $13,706.
  16. PIASA Yamamoto, 1997 on May 23rd Actual price: USD $12,740.
  17. Il Ponte Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica. on May 22nd Actual price: USD $12,600.
  18. Il Ponte Danthe alighieri fiorentino. on May 22nd Actual price: USD $12,600.
  19. Aguttes Corona Florida Medicimae sive De conservatione sanitatis. Venezia per Johannem de For­livio et Gregorium Fratres, die XX mensis Junii M CCCC LXXXXI on November 15th Actual price: USD $12,526.
  20. Morton Subastas Bando. on May 31st Actual price: USD $11,400.
  21. Il Ponte Compendio y Philosophia y Destreza de las armas reducido a su simplicidad di rigido a Don Juan Ferdinando Baron de Quienburg Saragozza, 1625. on May 22nd Actual price: USD $11,200.
  22. ALDE Voyage autour du monde, principalement à la Californie et aux Iles Sandwich, pendant les années 1826, 1827, 1828, et 1829. on May 31st Actual price: USD $10,931.
  23. Australian Book Auctions SIT NOMEN DOMINI BENEDICTUM. THE EUREKA STOCKADE. on May 29th Actual price: USD $10,638.
  24. Il Ponte BATTHYANY, Conte Antonio Giuseppe. on May 22nd Actual price: USD $9,800.
  25. Aguttes LIVRE D'HEURES (usage de Châlons-sur-Marne: matines, «Benedicta tu / Sancta maria»; tierce, «Rubum quem / Paradisi porta»; vêpres, «Beata mater / Beata es virgo») on May 12th Actual price: USD $9,743.



21 total sales reported this week:

PBA Galleries. The Richard Beagle Collection of Angling & Sporting Books, Part I on June 1st: 66.04%
ALDE. Travel Books, Maps and Plans - Atlases - Globes on May 31st: 51.51%
Forum Auctions. Important Books and Manuscripts on May 24th: 80.43%
Australian Book Auctions. The Collection of Michael Aitkin, Esq. The Port Phillip District of New South Wales, The Colony of V on May 29th: 99.57%
Morton Subastas. Books of Travel, Exploration, Geography on May 31st: 46.87%
Aguttes. Antiquarian Books and Documents on May 12th: 52.94%
Aguttes. Books and Old Paper on June 22nd: 52.00%
Aguttes. Books and Manuscripts on November 15th: 56.11%
Aguttes. Collection of Posters on the Theme of SNCF on May 30th: 79.10%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on May 30th: 74.36%
Aspire Auctions. Art - Prints - bidstart 5/19 on May 27th: 95.83%
Brunk Auctions. Online Sale: Naturalist Prints and More... Internet bidstart 5/11 on May 25th: 91.23%
Neret Minet and Tessier. Marine - Voyages on June 29th: 47.54%
Neret Minet and Tessier. Imagery on December 11th: 38.60%
Neret Minet and Tessier. Posters on May 19th: 46.09%
PIASA. Photographs on May 23rd: 26.62%
Il Ponte. Books, Manuscripts and Engravings on May 22nd: 76.64%
National Book Auctions. Books on May 20th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 5/21 on May 28th: 95.31%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 5/21 on May 28th: 99.34%
Marc van de Wiele Auctions. Books on May 20th: 72.55%


For the week ahead 35 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jun. 5th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 53 lots
Il Ponte. Milan. Interior Decoration - Day 4 - Prints. 23 lots
Bonhams. New York. Animation Art. 292 lots
Winter Associates. Plainville, CT . Art - Prints. 24 lots

Tue. Jun. 6th
Bonhams. New York. Modern and Contemporary Prints and Multiples. 180 lots
Il Ponte. Milan. Interior Decoration - Day 5 - Books. 525 lots
Kedem Auction. Jerusalem . Jewish and Israeli History and Culture. 506 lots
Chiswick Auctions. London. General - Books and Prints. 26 lots

Wed. Jun. 7th
Swann Galleries. New York. Maps and Atlases, Natural History and Color Plate Books. 428 lots
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Three Day Books and Ephemera Sale. 1223 lots
Sothebys. London. The Library of William O’Brien: Property of the Milltown Park Charitable Trust. 379 lots
Bonhams. New York. Fine Books and Manuscripts. 357 lots
Moreshet Auctions. Jerusalem. Judaica - Books, Manuscripts, Letters. 64 lots
Purcell Auctioneers. Birr. Antiques and Collectables -Books and Prints. 70 lots
Il Ponte. Milan. Interior Decorations - Day 6. 48 lots

Thu. Jun. 8th
ALDE. Paris. Autograph Letters and Manuscripts. 423 lots
Profiles in History. Calabasas Hills. Historical and Pop Culture. 133 lots
Il Ponte. Milan. Interior Decorations - Day 7. 29 lots
Christies. Paris. Contemporary Art Day Auction - Prints. 13 lots
Forum Auctions in Italy. Roma. Antiquarian and Rare Books. 80 lots

Fri. Jun. 9th
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. American History. 331 lots
Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH. Berlin-Schoneberg. Old and Modern Art, Modern Photography, Antiques. 205 lots
Profiles in History. Calabasas Hills. Animation and Disneyana. 650 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Books and Prints - Live auction begins May 30. 43 lots
Il Ponte. Milan. Interior Decorations - Day 8. 12 lots
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Lee's Summit . Our 19th Annual Spring Art Auction - Prints. 68 lots

Sat. Jun. 10th
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . June Estates Auction. 61 lots
Potomack Company. Alexandria. Live Auction - Books, Prints. 25 lots
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. The Grossman/Nicholson Collection II. 438 lots
Rachel Davis Fine Arts. Cleveland. Works on Paper - Prints.
Aguttes. Neuilly-sur-Seine . Automobilia. 82 lots
Rago Arts and Auctions. Lambertville. Remix: Effortless Style - Prints and Photographs. 18 lots

Sun. Jun. 11th
Grogan and Company. Dedham. The June Auction - Prints. 22 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 6/4.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 6/4.

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>