• <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 & 10 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 & 10 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 & 10 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 & 10 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.

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Rare Book Hub: 19 Auctions Archived, another 18 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 1 September 19 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 3 denominated in euros, 1 in Swedish krona, and 15 in US dollars.  Turnover was $3,585,725 as 5,718 lots were offered and 4,814 sold for an 84% success rate.   The pace leading into fall will soon pick up.

 

1 auction saw its total proceeds reach a million dollars.


Heritage Auctions
Americana and Political on August 18th: $1,290,578 


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

EldredsAsian Art - Books and Prints on August 25th: 134.20% 
Jacksons AuctionWorld Treasures Featuring a Variety of Exceptional Fine Art & Antiques From a Multitude of Worldwide on August 28th: 106.62% 
Potter and Potter AuctionsSummer Magic Auction on August 25th: 101.95% 


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

John McInnis AuctioneersThree Day Single Owner Auction on August 26th: 100.00% 
National Book AuctionsErle Stanley Gardner, Signed, Art History, etc. on August 18th: 100.00% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on August 25th: 99.39% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 8/19 on August 26th: 99.14% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 8/21 on August 28th: 97.16% 
Heritage AuctionsAmericana and Political on August 18th: 96.56% 
Jacksons AuctionWorld Treasures Featuring a Variety of Exceptional Fine Art & Antiques From a Multitude of Worldwide on August 28th: 94.44% 
Potter and Potter AuctionsSummer Magic Auction on August 25th: 93.60% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints, Photographs on August 28th: 93.02% 
Winter AssociatesPrints on August 27th: 89.47% 
Alaska AuctionOnline - Prints on August 22nd: 85.19% 
Kedem AuctionJudaica - Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters, Ceremonial Art on August 28th: 80.05% 
 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Winner's Auctions Ltd Kedushat Levi, Slavuta, 1798 - First Edition which was Printed during the Author's Lifetime. Rare on August 21st Actual price: USD $67,100.
  2. Heritage Auctions RMS Titanic: Pocket Watch Owned by One of the Unfortunate Passengers. on August 18th Actual price: USD $57,500.
  3. Kedem Auction Letter Handwritten and Signed by the Chatam Sofer – Pressburg, Tammuz 1839 on August 28th Actual price: USD $46,740.
  4. Heritage Auctions Revolutionary War: "Liberty Triumphant or the Downfall of Oppression" Prohibitively Rare Copper Engraved Cartoon Celebrating the Boston Tea Party. on August 18th Actual price: USD $37,500.
  5. University Archives The First Known Marilyn Monroe Signed Photo, Graded 10 by PSA DNA, Signed the Year She Transformed from Norma Jean to Marilyn Monroe! on August 22nd Actual price: USD $36,000.
  6. Heritage Auctions Henry Clay: A Spectacular Hand-Painted Banner from the 1844 Campaign. on August 18th Actual price: USD $35,000.
  7. University Archives Abraham Lincoln 1863 ALS: Only Months after Issuing the Emancipation Proclamation Allowing Freed Slaves to Enlist, Lincoln Recommends Rev. John Eaton, Jr. to the Freedmen&rsquo;s Inquiry Commission; Eaton had Successfully Overseen 30,000 Freedmen in Grant on August 22nd Actual price: USD $33,000.
  8. Heritage Auctions William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody's Wild West Show: "He-Nu-Kaw" Richly Colored Lithographed Poster Depicting "The Handsomest Indian Maiden in the World." on August 18th Actual price: USD $32,500.
  9. Kedem Auction Manuscript Handwritten by the Chatam Sofer – Sermons for Parashat Zachor and Purim – Sermon Ending with the Wishes: "Righteousness, Blessing, Compassion, Life and Peace for Us and the Entire Jewish People Amen" on August 28th Actual price: USD $29,520.
  10. Heritage Auctions Mexican-American War: South Carolina Palmetto Regiment Gold Medal with Ribbon. on August 18th Actual price: USD $27,500.
  11. Heritage Auctions George Washington: Portrait Dated 1791 After Gilbert Stuart. on August 18th Actual price: USD $27,500.
  12. Kedem Auction Large Leaf from a Responsa Notebook of Rabbi Akiva Eiger – Entirely in His Handwriting on August 28th Actual price: USD $27,060.
  13. Potter and Potter Auctions Thurston the Great Magician. Levitation–The Greatest Mystery of the Age. on August 25th Actual price: USD $22,800.
  14. Heritage Auctions Cox & Roosevelt: The "Holy Grail" Jugate Button for These 1920 Running Mates. on August 18th Actual price: USD $22,500.
  15. Heritage Auctions Lyndon B. Johnson: Signed Iconic Air Force One Swearing-In Photograph. on August 18th Actual price: USD $21,250.
  16. Kedem Auction Talmud Tractates Rosh Hashanah-Yuma – Volume the Chafetz Chaim Studied from – With Notes in His Handwriting on August 28th Actual price: USD $20,910.
  17. Kedem Auction Halachic Responsum Handwritten and Signed by Rebbe Yoel Teitelbaum of Satmar – Including the Letter Containing the Query Handwritten and Signed by Rebbe Yoel Moscowicz of Shotz on August 28th Actual price: USD $19,680.
  18. Potter and Potter Auctions Chicago Magic Roundtable 1946 Scrapbook. on August 25th Actual price: USD $19,200.
  19. Kedem Auction Tefilla L&#x27;Itot BaTzara – Czernowitz, 1848 – Rare Printing of an Order of Prayers and Segulah Against Epidemics – Found in the Collection of Rebbe Yisrael Ruzhin and Printed Following an Epidemic in Sadigura on August 28th Actual price: USD $18,450.
  20. University Archives Abraham Lincoln Blood Stained Large Shirt Fragment from the Night of his Assassination, with Superb Provenance on August 22nd Actual price: USD $18,000.
  21. Stockholms Auktionsverk COLLECTION OF FOUR RUSSIAN BATTLE PLATES OF THE GREAT NORTHERN WAR 1700-21. on June 19th Actual price: USD $17,518.
  22. Heritage Auctions William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody and Buffalo Bill's Wild West: The Iconic Nine-Color "White Eagle" Cody Poster. on August 18th Actual price: USD $17,500.
  23. Heritage Auctions William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody's Wild West & Congress of Rough Riders of the World Poster: A Possibly Unique Poster Depicting Cody Roping a Horse. on August 18th Actual price: USD $17,500.
  24. Kedem Auction Tikunei Shabbat Siddur, Nusach Sefard – Zhitomir, 1857 on August 28th Actual price: USD $15,990.
  25. Heritage Auctions William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody's Wild West and Congress of Rough Riders of the World: One of the Most Graphic French Tour Poster Designs. on August 18th Actual price: USD $15,000.


19 total sales reported this week:

Jacksons Auction. World Treasures Featuring a Variety of Exceptional Fine Art & Antiques From a Multitude of Worldwide on August 28th: 94.44%
Forum Auctions in Italy. Online Sale: A Bibliophile's Bibliographic Library - Part II on August 29th: 64.36%
Kedem Auction. Judaica - Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters, Ceremonial Art on August 28th: 80.05%
Winter Associates. Prints on August 27th: 89.47%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 8/21 on August 28th: 97.16%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints, Photographs on August 28th: 93.02%
Winner's Auctions Ltd. Eretz Israel and Zionism, Postcards and Photographs, Numismatics, Posters, Maps, Judaica, Holy books on August 21st: 62.66%
Stockholms Auktionsverk. Books, Maps and Manuscripts on June 19th: 62.84%
Alaska Auction. Online - Prints on August 22nd: 85.19%
Potter and Potter Auctions. Summer Magic Auction on August 25th: 93.60%
Purcell Auctioneers. August Antiques and Collectibles on August 22nd: 65.52%
Eldreds. Asian Art - Books and Prints on August 25th: 76.19%
PBA Galleries. Travel and Exploration - Cartography on August 23rd: 75.10%
University Archives. Incredible Selection of Autographed Documents, Manuscripts, Books & Relics - Internet bidstart 8/2 on August 22nd: 74.83%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 8/19 on August 26th: 99.14%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on August 25th: 99.39%
Heritage Auctions. Americana and Political on August 18th: 96.56%
National Book Auctions. Erle Stanley Gardner, Signed, Art History, etc. on August 18th: 100.00%
John McInnis Auctioneers. Three Day Single Owner Auction on August 26th: 100.00%

 

For the week ahead 18 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Sep. 3rd
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 88 lots

Tue. Sep. 4th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 8/28. 357 lots

Wed. Sep. 5th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Long Beach Expo Currency. 4059 lots
Moreshet Auctions. Jerusalem. Judaica: Books and Manuscripts. 212 lots

Thu. Sep. 6th
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper.
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Cape Town. Books - Internet Bidstart 8/30. 267 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Books. 607 lots
Aguttes. Neuilly-sur-Seine . Books, Posters, etc..
Rossini. Paris. Online Sale: Prints - bidstart 7/18. 393 lots
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Prints and Posters. 51 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Long Beach Expo Currency. 3046 lots

Fri. Sep. 7th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. KOSTER'S MOTOR BOOKSTORE. 1 lots

Sat. Sep. 8th
Aspire Auctions. Cleveland. September Sale: Prints - Internet bidstart 8/31.
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . Gallery Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs. 37 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 174 lots

Sun. Sep. 9th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 8/12. 163 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 9/2.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 9/2.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <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.
  • <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.
  • <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>Sotheby’s<br>English Literature, History, Science,<br>Children’s Books and Illustrations<br>1 – 8 December, 2020</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 1-8 Dec.:</b> JAMES OF MILAN | <i>Pricking of love,</i> illuminated manuscript in Middle English [England, fifteenth century]. £60,000 to £80,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 1-8 Dec.:</b> BEARDSLEY | <i>The Toilet of Helen,</i> original ink drawing for Savoy, 1895. £30,000 to £50,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 1-8 Dec.:</b> DICKENS | <i>A Christmas Carol,</i> 1844, seventh edition, presentation copy inscribed by the author. £20,000 to £30,000.
    <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>English Literature, History, Science,<br>Children’s Books and Illustrations<br>1 – 8 December, 2020</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 1-8 Dec.:</b> DARWIN | <i>For Private Distribution... Extracts from Letters addressed to Professor Henslow...,</i> 1835, original wrappers. £70,000 to £90,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 1-8 Dec.:</b> DEFOE | Autograph manuscript poem, 'Resignation', 1708. £20,000 to £30,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 1-8 Dec.:</b> GRAHAME | <i>The Wind in the Willows,</i> 1908, first edition, dust-jacket. £12,000 to £16,000.
  • <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