• <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>

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Rare Book Hub: 28 Auctions Archived, another 40 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 1st June, 28 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 11 denominated euros, 1 in British pounds, 1 in Mexican pesos, 14 in US dollars and 1 in South African rands.  Turnover was $9,070,242 as 12,112 lots were offered and 9,261 sold for a 76% success rate.

 

3 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Ketterer Kunst DoerlingRare Books - Part 1 on May 27th: $1,517,771 
ArtcurialLimited Edition on May 28th: $1,259,794 
Forum AuctionsFine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper on May 30th: $1,193,685 

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

AderOld and Modern Prints - Day 2 on May 24th: 152.15% 
AderOld and Modern Prints - Day 1 on May 23rd: 152.08% 
Forum AuctionsFine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper on May 30th: 129.09% 
Ketterer Kunst DoerlingRare Books - Part 1 on May 27th: 122.72% 


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

National Book AuctionsEllison, Children's, NYS, Civil War, Sci-Fi on May 19th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsWeekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 5/21 on May 28th: 99.50% 
Heritage AuctionsThe Doug Murray Collection - Special Monthly Auction - Online Only - bidstart 5/1 on May 26th: 99.43% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 5/19 on May 26th: 98.89% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 4/28 on May 26th: 98.77% 
Leland Little AuctionsMemorial Day Sale - Prints, Books on May 27th: 98.72% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 5/21 on May 28th: 98.27% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 5/19 on May 26th: 96.70% 
Il PonteInterior Decorations - Books on May 17th: 96.10% 
Heritage AuctionsThe Leonard Glazer Collection of Civil War Dated Currency & Related Items US Currency Online Only - on May 30th: 92.56% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on May 25th: 91.76% 
Forum AuctionsFine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper on May 30th: 87.06% 
Ketterer Kunst DoerlingRare Books - Part 1 on May 27th: 81.25% 
AderOld and Modern Prints - Day 1 on May 23rd: 80.35% 
AderOld and Modern Prints - Day 2 on May 24th: 80.31% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Ketterer Kunst Doerling Geographie opus novissima traductione. 2 Teile in 1 Band. on May 27th Actual price: USD $337,512.
  2. Ketterer Kunst Doerling Daphnis & Chloé. 2 Bände. on May 27th Actual price: USD $165,312.
  3. Ketterer Kunst Doerling Les liliacées. 8 Bände in 4. on May 27th Actual price: USD $123,984.
  4. Ketterer Kunst Doerling Also sprach Zarathustra. Ein Buch für alle und keinen. on May 27th Actual price: USD $112,963.
  5. Ketterer Kunst Doerling Das Kapital. Kritik der politischen Oekonomie. Erster Band. Buch I: Der Produktionsprocess des Kapitals. on May 27th Actual price: USD $82,656.
  6. Ketterer Kunst Doerling Hypnerotomachia Poliphili. on May 27th Actual price: USD $74,390.
  7. Ketterer Kunst Doerling Itinerarium, ofte Schipvaert naer Oost ofte Portugaels Indien. - Reys-gheschrift van de Navigatien der Portugaloysers in Orienten. on May 27th Actual price: USD $70,258.
  8. Forum Auctions Delle Guerre de Greci, et de Persi, on May 30th Actual price: USD $59,850.
  9. Artcurial Pyramid on May 28th Actual price: USD $58,240.
  10. Artcurial Etude pour une corrida on May 28th Actual price: USD $58,240.
  11. Moreshet Auctions Amulet on parchment from the holy hands of the Tzaddik, the Admor Rabbi Yeshayle Kristirer. Rare! on May 13th Actual price: USD $57,600.
  12. Forum Auctions A Plan of the Province of Upper Canada on May 30th Actual price: USD $53,550.
  13. Artcurial Poisson Vase- on May 28th Actual price: USD $50,960.
  14. Forum Auctions Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone on May 30th Actual price: USD $44,100.
  15. Artcurial Pomme bouche on May 28th Actual price: USD $43,680.
  16. RR Auction Hollywood Autograph Collection on May 23rd Actual price: USD $42,660.
  17. Ketterer Kunst Doerling L’Odyssée. 2 Bände. on May 27th Actual price: USD $41,328.
  18. Ketterer Kunst Doerling [Histoire naturelle. Oiseaux. Planches enluminées. on May 27th Actual price: USD $41,328.
  19. Forum Auctions Palm Trees of the Amazon and their uses on May 30th Actual price: USD $40,950.
  20. Ketterer Kunst Doerling Historien und Bücher: Von alten Jüdischen Geschichten ... on May 27th Actual price: USD $38,573.
  21. Ketterer Kunst Doerling Nederlandsche vogelen; volgens hunne huishouding, aert, en eigenschappen. 5 Bände. on May 27th Actual price: USD $35,818.
  22. Artcurial Eau-forte XXII on May 28th Actual price: USD $34,944.
  23. Ketterer Kunst Doerling Bauhausbücher Schriftleitung: Walter Gropius und Laszlo Moholy- Nagy. Band 1-14 (komplett). on May 27th Actual price: USD $34,440.
  24. Artcurial Vase deux anses hautes on May 28th Actual price: USD $33,488.
  25. Artcurial Soup can on May 28th Actual price: USD $33,488.



28 total sales reported this week:

PBA Galleries. Fine Books and Manuscripts on May 30th: 69.93%
Forum Auctions. Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper on May 30th: 87.06%
Heritage Auctions. The Leonard Glazer Collection of Civil War Dated Currency & Related Items US Currency Online Only - on May 30th: 92.56%
Artcurial. Limited Edition on May 28th: 72.00%
ALDE. Original Bindings and Modern Illustrated Books on May 28th: 53.37%
Ketterer Kunst Doerling. Rare Books - Part 2 on May 27th: 60.41%
Ketterer Kunst Doerling. Rare Books - Part 1 on May 27th: 81.25%
Leland Little Auctions. Memorial Day Sale - Prints, Books on May 27th: 98.72%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on May 28th: 79.41%
Christian Hesse Auktionen. Fine Art Prints, Books, Autographs on May 25th: 66.00%
Stephan Welz & Co.. Online Fine Art and Book Sale - Bidstart 5/16 on May 23rd: 34.47%
Moreshet Auctions. Judaica - Books, Manuscripts, Letters on May 13th: 50.50%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 5/21 on May 28th: 98.27%
Heritage Auctions. Weekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 5/21 on May 28th: 99.50%
Vermot de Pas. History and Regions of France chez Vermot et Associés , Paris (France) on May 24th: 20.43%
Vermot de Pas. Library of a Gourmet Parisien - Chapter 2: Gastronomy and Oenology on May 23rd: 51.08%
Ader. Old and Modern Prints - Day 2 on May 24th: 80.31%
Ader. Old and Modern Prints - Day 1 on May 23rd: 80.35%
Potter and Potter Auctions. Vintage Posters on May 22nd: 67.54%
RR Auction. Hollywood, Featuring Robert Shelton's Old Tucson Collection - bidstart 5/17 on May 23rd: 53.49%
Morton Subastas. Graphic Works of the European and Latin American Masters - Online bidstart 4/22 on May 13th: 17.42%
National Book Auctions. Ellison, Children's, NYS, Civil War, Sci-Fi on May 19th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 4/28 on May 26th: 98.77%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 5/19 on May 26th: 98.89%
Il Ponte. Interior Decorations - Books on May 17th: 96.10%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on May 25th: 91.76%
Heritage Auctions. The Doug Murray Collection - Special Monthly Auction - Online Only - bidstart 5/1 on May 26th: 99.43%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 5/19 on May 26th: 96.70%

For the week ahead 40 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jun. 3rd
Dorotheum . Vienna. Autographs, Manuscripts, Documents. 315 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 59 lots

Tue. Jun. 4th
Swann Galleries. New York. Illustration Art. 205 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 5/28. 761 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Weekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 5/28. 206 lots
Kedem Auction. Jerusalem . Jewish and Israeli History, Art and Culture. 363 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 58 lots
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Chadds Ford, PA . Eclectic Variety. 34 lots

Wed. Jun. 5th
Old World Auctions. Glen Allen. Maps and Atlases - Internet bidstart 5/29. 484 lots
Christies. London - King Street. Beyond the Horizon: The Mopelia Collection of Atlases and Travel Books. 203 lots
Sothebys. New York. Important Judaica. 21 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . 19th-21st Century Photography. 366 lots
Winner's Auctions Ltd. Jerusalem. Seforim, Chabad, Eretz Yisrael and Zionism, Postcards and Photographs, Art, Letters from Rabbis and. 459 lots
Nye & Company Auctioneers. Bloomfield. Estate Treasures - Fine Art Prints, Books. 31 lots
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Prints, Books. 75 lots
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. Library of Monsieur L. and others - Illustrated books of the twentieth century - Regionalism - Old b. 387 lots

Thu. Jun. 6th
Swann Galleries. New York. Maps and Atlases, Natural History and Color Plate Books. 399 lots
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Cape Town. Books - Internet Bidstart 5/30. 479 lots
PIASA. Paris. Asian Art - Books and Prints. 89 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper. 215 lots
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Prints, Books. 45 lots
Waverly Auctions. Falls Church. Science-fiction and Fantasy. 286 lots
Brunk Auctions. Asheville, NC . Photography Online. 51 lots
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. Library of Monsieur L. and others - Illustrated books of the twentieth century - Regionalism - Old b. 249 lots
Skinner. Boston. Gentleman's Sale - Prints. 11 lots

Fri. Jun. 7th
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Hudson. Joseph Beuys: Prints and Multiples. 100 lots
ALDE. Paris. Autograph Letters and Manuscripts. 469 lots

Sat. Jun. 8th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comic Art. 437 lots
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . Gallery Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs. 56 lots
Rachel Davis Fine Arts. Cleveland. Prints. 343 lots
Arader Galleries. New York City. June Auction - Audubon Prints, etc.. 164 lots
Aspire Auctions. Cleveland. May Online - Prints, Books - Bidstart 5/31. 30 lots
North American Auction Company. Bozeman. Early American Indian and Western Auction. 87 lots
PosterConnection Inc.. Clayton. Posters. 390 lots
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Hudson. 20th Century Contemporary and Modern Art - Prints. 142 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 179 lots

Sun. Jun. 9th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 6/2.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 6/2.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 5/12. 254 lots
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Atlases, Americana, Signatures, Morley, Firsts, etc.. 110 lots

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.
  • <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>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