• <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.

Auction Update Review

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Rare Book Hub: 37 Auctions Archived, another 35 Upcoming this Week

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Dominic Winter Book Auctions Nile-Sketches Painted from Nature During his Travels through Egypt... with accompanying Text by Dr A.E. Brehm and Dr Johannes Dümichen, first edition, Hildesheimer & Faulkner, [1875], half-title and lithographed map frontispiece, 24 chromolithographed pla on May 15th Actual price: USD $829,663.
  2. Binoche et Giquello Theatre des cites du monde. on May 14th Actual price: USD $403,932.
  3. Sothebys MEKKA ... MIT BILDER-ATLAS [ZU MEKKA [AND] BILDER AUS MEKKA]. on May 14th Actual price: USD $274,125.
  4. Sothebys LIVRE DES DIFFERENTES ESPÈCES D'OISEAUX DE LA CHINE TIRES DU CABINET DU ROY... [BOUND WITH:] 2.E PARTIE... 3.E PARTIE… 4.E PARTIE. on May 14th Actual price: USD $241,875.
  5. Heritage Auctions Apollo 11 Lunar Module Flown Piece of the Wright Flyer Propeller, Flown as Part of the First Successful Powered Flight in History at Kitty Hawk in 1903 as well as the First Manned Lunar Landing in 1969, Directly From The Armstrong Family Collection™, CAG on May 11th Actual price: USD $175,000.
  6. Heritage Auctions Apollo 11 Lunar Module Flown Section of the Wright Flyer's Wing Fabric, Position #44, Flown as Part of the First Successful Powered Controlled Flight in History at Kitty Hawk in 1903 as well as the First Manned Lunar Landing in 1969, Directly From The Arm on May 11th Actual price: USD $175,000.
  7. Artcurial Nikopol - Tome 2 La Femme piège on April 27th Actual price: USD $167,440.
  8. Artcurial Coke en stock on April 27th Actual price: USD $145,600.
  9. Sothebys DA QING WAN NIAN YI TONG DI LI TU. GEOGRAPHICAL MAP OF THE GREAT QING DYNASTY. JIAQING PERIOD (1760-1820) on May 14th Actual price: USD $137,063.
  10. Sothebys A GROUP OF 26 PHOTOGRAPHS INCLUDING IBN SAUD, HIS FAMILY, SWORD DANCING, HIS CAMP IN MECCA, AND PALACE IN RIYADH. on May 14th Actual price: USD $129,000.
  11. Sothebys THEATRUM ORBIS TERRARUM. on May 14th Actual price: USD $129,000.
  12. Heritage Auctions Apollo 11 Lunar Module Flown Piece of the Wright Flyer Propeller, Flown as Part of the First Successful Powered Flight in History at Kitty Hawk in 1903 as well as the First Manned Lunar Landing in 1969, Directly From The Armstrong Family Collection™, CAG on May 11th Actual price: USD $125,000.
  13. Sothebys THE THEATRE OF THE EMPIRE OF GREAT BRITAIN, on May 14th Actual price: USD $120,938.
  14. Heritage Auctions Apollo 11 Lunar Module Flown Piece of the Wright Flyer Propeller, Flown as Part of the First Successful Powered Flight in History at Kitty Hawk in 1903 as well as the First Manned Lunar Landing in 1969, Directly From The Armstrong Family Collection™, CAG on May 11th Actual price: USD $112,500.
  15. Heritage Auctions Apollo 11 Lunar Module Flown Section of the Wright Flyer's Wing Fabric, Position #5, Flown as Part of the First Successful Powered Controlled Flight in History at Kitty Hawk in 1903 as well as the First Manned Lunar Landing in 1969, Directly From The Arms on May 11th Actual price: USD $106,250.
  16. Artcurial Nikopol - Tome 2 La Femme piège on April 27th Actual price: USD $104,832.
  17. Sothebys ESTELLE LEFÉBURE, KAREN ALEXANDER, RACHEL WILLIAMS, LINDA EVANGELISTA, TATJANA PATITZ, CHRISTY TURLINGTON' on May 16th Actual price: USD $96,000.
  18. Sothebys LOLIONDO LION CHARGE, FOR THE END OF THE GAME / LAST WORD FROM PARADISE' on May 16th Actual price: USD $96,000.
  19. Artcurial Una Ballata del Mare Salato on April 27th Actual price: USD $94,640.
  20. Artcurial Nikopol - Tome 2 La Femme piège on April 27th Actual price: USD $94,640.
  21. Heritage Auctions Apollo 11 Flown Largest Size American Flag Directly From The Armstrong Family Collection™, CAG Certified. on May 11th Actual price: USD $93,750.
  22. Heritage Auctions Apollo 11 Flown Crew-Signed "Type One" Quarantine Cover, Hand-numbered NA-5 and Certified by Neil Armstrong, Directly From The Armstrong Family Collection™, CAG Certified. on May 11th Actual price: USD $93,750.
  23. Sothebys A MAP OF THE BRITISH AND FRENCH DOMINIONS IN NORTH AMERICA. on May 14th Actual price: USD $88,688.
  24. Dorotheum Landschaft on May 15th Actual price: USD $84,336.
  25. Heritage Auctions Apollo 11 Flown and Crew-Signed Beta Cloth Mission Insignia Directly from the Personal Collection of Mission Command Module Pilot Michael Collins, Signed and Certified, with Hand-Signed CAG Certification. on May 11th Actual price: USD $81,250.


7 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars:

Heritage Auctions. Space Exploration, Featuring the Armstrong Family Collection on May 11th: $4,567,627
Sothebys. Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History on May 14th: $2,691,753
Artcurial. Comic Strips on April 27th: $2,321,154
Swann Galleries. Contemporary Art on May 16th: $1,399,657
Sothebys. Photographs on May 16th: $1,237,600
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Printed Books, Maps and Documents on May 15th: $1,237,302
Doyle New York. Prints and Multiples on April 30th: $1,132,750

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

Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Printed Books, Maps and Documents on May 15th: 363.24%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Militaria, Aviation, Maritime and Railway History on May 16th: 145.98%
Aste Bolaffi. Posters on May 9th: 124.67%
De Baecque and Associes. Prints on May 16th: 119.62%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on May 2nd: 118.01%
Doyle New York. Prints and Multiples on April 30th: 116.63%
Skinner. Fine Prints and Multiples, Fine Photographs on May 10th: 113.19%
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Antiquarian Books, Maps and Prints on March 6th: 107.18%
Heritage Auctions. Space Exploration, Featuring the Armstrong Family Collection on May 11th: 101.41%


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

Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 5/5 on May 12th: 99.78%
Heritage Auctions. Weekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 5/7 on May 14th: 99.50%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 5/7 on May 14th: 98.47%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 4/14 on May 12th: 98.46%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 5/5 on May 12th: 98.00%
Heritage Auctions. Space Exploration, Featuring the Armstrong Family Collection on May 11th: 94.13%
Skinner. Fine Prints and Multiples, Fine Photographs on May 10th: 93.71%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on May 11th: 93.06%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Printed Books, Maps and Documents on May 15th: 90.09%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on May 2nd: 89.12%
Doyle New York. Prints and Multiples on April 30th: 88.44%
Heritage Auctions. Manuscripts on May 14th: 88.03%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Militaria, Aviation, Maritime and Railway History on May 16th: 86.96%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on May 16th: 84.92%
Swann Galleries. 19th and 20th Century Literature on May 14th: 83.88%
Skinner. Fine Books and Manuscripts - Online - Bidstart 5/8 on May 16th: 82.94%
Swann Galleries. Contemporary Art on May 16th: 80.36%


37 total sales reported this week:

Eldreds. May Evening Sale - Prints on May 16th: 52.63%
PBA Galleries. Rare Golf Books, Clubs & Memorabilia on May 16th: 59.11%
De Baecque and Associes. Prints on May 16th: 73.53%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on May 16th: 84.92%
RR Auction. John Brennan Music Collection on May 16th: 67.30%
Sothebys. Photographs on May 16th: 60.50%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Militaria, Aviation, Maritime and Railway History on May 16th: 86.96%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Printed Books, Maps and Documents on May 15th: 90.09%
Swann Galleries. Contemporary Art on May 16th: 80.36%
Skinner. Fine Books and Manuscripts - Online - Bidstart 5/8 on May 16th: 82.94%
Rossini. Books on May 14th: 49.38%
Dorotheum . Printmaking and Multiples on May 15th: 74.22%
Dorotheum . Photography on May 15th: 54.40%
Binoche et Giquello. Ancient and Modern Books on May 14th: 50.28%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 5/7 on May 14th: 98.47%
Heritage Auctions. Monthly Photographs Online - bidstart 4/24 on May 15th: 65.63%
Sothebys. Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History on May 14th: 70.25%
Swann Galleries. 19th and 20th Century Literature on May 14th: 83.88%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on May 14th: 77.14%
Morton Subastas. Photographs on May 9th: 14.14%
Morton Subastas. PHOTOGRAPHY, PRINTS, ANTIQUE AND CONTEMPORARY BOOKS on May 7th: 39.61%
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Antiquarian Books, Maps and Prints on March 6th: 73.46%
Heritage Auctions. Weekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 5/7 on May 14th: 99.50%
Heritage Auctions. Manuscripts on May 14th: 88.03%
Skinner. Fine Prints and Multiples, Fine Photographs on May 10th: 93.71%
Zisska and Lacher. Books on May 11th: 62.98%
Case Antiques, Inc.. Books, Prints on April 27th: 77.27%
Michaans Auctions. Gallery Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs on May 11th: 52.08%
Aste Bolaffi. Posters on May 9th: 74.30%
Artcurial. Comic Strips on April 27th: 69.10%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 5/5 on May 12th: 98.00%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 5/5 on May 12th: 99.78%
Heritage Auctions. Space Exploration, Featuring the Armstrong Family Collection on May 11th: 94.13%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 4/14 on May 12th: 98.46%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on May 2nd: 89.12%
Doyle New York. Prints and Multiples on April 30th: 88.44%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on May 11th: 93.06%

  • <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.