• <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: 31 Auctions Archived, another 42 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Friday 11 October 2019 31 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database, 10 denominated in euros, 4 in British pounds, 1 in Mexican pesos, and 16 in US dollars.  Turnover was $8,052,210 as 9,940 lots were offered and 8,084 sold for an 81% success rate.  The high sell-through rate suggests that there are more bidders than there are lots to buy.  The norm over the past twenty years has been a 75% sell-through.

 

2 auctions saw total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Morphy AuctionsAutomobilia and Petroliana on October 7th: $2,254,511 
Swann GalleriesFine Books and Manuscripts on October 10th: $1,007,600 


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

TooveysPost Cards, Cigarette and Trade Cards, Photographs and Ephemera on October 8th: 181.32% 
Lyon and TurnbullRare Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Photographs on October 9th: 139.13% 
PandolfiniWorks on Paper - Prints on October 1st: 120.55% 
John McInnis AuctioneersA Collection of Maritime Antiques - Session 2 on October 6th: 115.77% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on October 3rd: 114.01% 


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

Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 9/20 on September 30th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsU.S. Currency Weekly - Internet Bidstart 10/1 on October 8th: 99.68% 
Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 10/1 on October 8th: 99.52% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 9/29 on October 6th: 99.23% 
Morphy AuctionsAutomobilia and Petroliana on October 7th: 98.03% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 9/8 on October 6th: 97.99% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 9/29 on October 6th: 97.17% 
TooveysPost Cards, Cigarette and Trade Cards, Photographs and Ephemera on October 8th: 94.59% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 9/27 on October 4th: 91.23% 
TooveysDecorative Pictures - Prints on October 9th: 90.00% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on October 5th: 88.50% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on October 3rd: 87.96% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on October 8th: 82.86% 
PBA GalleriesFine Literature on October 10th: 82.42% 
Swann GalleriesFine Books and Manuscripts on October 10th: 82.22% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Lyon and Turnbull ON THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES, BY MEANS OF NATURAL SELECTION on October 9th Actual price: USD $198,250.
  2. Christies The Picture of Dorian Gray. on October 7th Actual price: USD $110,000.
  3. Swann Galleries Two volumes - Juvenal and Persius. The Satires * Euripides. The Tragedies, vol. III. on October 10th Actual price: USD $106,250.
  4. Christies La Conqueste de la Hollande en 1672, par Louis XIV Dieu-donné, surnommé Le Grand, Roi de France et de Navarre. on October 7th Actual price: USD $93,500.
  5. Christies Exemplaire d'épreuves sur Chine, tel que paru, bien complet de ses deux couvertures en peau de vélin avec titre à froid et chaque serpente conservée. on October 7th Actual price: USD $68,750.
  6. Lyon and Turnbull CASINO ROYALE on October 9th Actual price: USD $67,100.
  7. Christies La Chèvre-Feuille. on October 7th Actual price: USD $66,000.
  8. Christies De umbris idearum – Ars memoriae. on October 7th Actual price: USD $57,750.
  9. Ader L.A.S., [Pont-Aven septembre 1894], à William Molard on October 3rd Actual price: USD $54,912.
  10. Swann Galleries Illustrations of the Book of Job. on October 10th Actual price: USD $52,500.
  11. Christies Champfleury, au quel est contenu lart & science de la deue & vraye proportion des lettres attiques… selon le Corps & Visage humain. on October 7th Actual price: USD $49,500.
  12. Tessier & Sarrou and Associates LA FEMME DU BOULANGER Marcel Pagnol. 1938 on October 4th Actual price: USD $44,000.
  13. Ader Manuscrit autographe signé, Le Champ d’oliviers on October 3rd Actual price: USD $43,648.
  14. Morphy Auctions Complete Coors Dairy Die Cut Porcelain Cow Neon Sign W/ Bullnose. on October 7th Actual price: USD $43,520.
  15. Morphy Auctions Extremely Rare Buffalo Brand Gasoline Oils & Grease Embossed Tin Sign W/ Wood Frame. on October 7th Actual price: USD $43,050.
  16. Christies Paris sans fin. on October 7th Actual price: USD $41,250.
  17. Morphy Auctions Outstanding Bengal Pep & Power Gasoline Porcelain Sign W/ Tiger Graphic. on October 7th Actual price: USD $40,590.
  18. Ader Manuscrit autographe signé, Voyage en Orient. I. La Cange, février 1850 on October 3rd Actual price: USD $36,608.
  19. Lyon and Turnbull LIVE AND LET DIE on October 9th Actual price: USD $36,600.
  20. Tessier & Sarrou and Associates ANGÈLE Marcel Pagnol. 1934 on October 4th Actual price: USD $34,375.
  21. RR Auction Bruce Lee ALS on October 10th Actual price: USD $30,215.
  22. Swann Galleries Autograph album containing 30 items on October 10th Actual price: USD $30,000.
  23. Heritage Auctions Raising the Flag on Mt. Surbachi, Iwo Jima on October 4th Actual price: USD $30,000.
  24. Heritage Auctions Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico on October 4th Actual price: USD $27,500.
  25. Ader Manuscrit autographe signé, Le Livre ouvert I (1938-1940) on October 3rd Actual price: USD $25,344.



31 total sales reported this week:

Morton Subastas. MEXICAN HISTORY BOOKS AND DOCUMENTS, FROM PRE-HISPANIC TIMES TO THE FIRST REPUBLIC on October 9th: 36.33%
RR Auction. Fine Autographs and Artifacts - Bidstart 9/20 on October 10th: 55.98%
PBA Galleries. Fine Literature on October 10th: 82.42%
Swann Galleries. Fine Books and Manuscripts on October 10th: 82.22%
Lyon and Turnbull. Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Photographs on October 9th: 76.96%
Tooveys. Decorative Pictures - Prints on October 9th: 90.00%
Tooveys. Post Cards, Cigarette and Trade Cards, Photographs and Ephemera on October 8th: 94.59%
Morphy Auctions. Automobilia and Petroliana on October 7th: 98.03%
John McInnis Auctioneers. A Collection of Maritime Antiques - Session 2 on October 6th: 64.52%
John McInnis Auctioneers. A Collection of Maritime Antiques - Session 1 on October 5th: 64.08%
Vermot de Pas. Books and Bindings, Posters and Old Paper on October 8th: 53.41%
Heritage Auctions. World Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 10/1 on October 8th: 99.52%
Heritage Auctions. U.S. Currency Weekly - Internet Bidstart 10/1 on October 8th: 99.68%
Grays Auctioneers. Prints and Books on October 2nd: 57.14%
Christies. Books and Rare Manuscripts on October 7th: 77.78%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on October 8th: 82.86%
Tessier & Sarrou and Associates. Posters on October 4th: 27.94%
Potomack Company. Online Auction: Robert McNamara Estate, and Diana Byfield McNamara Book Collection on October 4th: 51.25%
Potomack Company. Online Auction - Books, Prints on October 3rd: 62.18%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on October 3rd: 87.96%
Purcell Auctioneers. Irish Interest Book & Ephemera Auction on October 2nd: 74.17%
Pandolfini. Works on Paper - Prints on October 1st: 72.73%
Ader. Letters, Manuscripts and Autographs on October 3rd: 61.79%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 9/29 on October 6th: 99.23%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 9/29 on October 6th: 97.17%
Heritage Auctions. Photographs on October 4th: 75.56%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 9/8 on October 6th: 97.99%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 9/27 on October 4th: 91.23%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 9/20 on September 30th: 100.00%
Catawiki B. V.. Autographs and Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 9/20 on September 29th: 65.71%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on October 5th: 88.50%


For the week ahead 42 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Oct. 14th
Winter Associates. Plainville, CT . Black Americana, Nautical, etc.. 47 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 10/4. 61 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 58 lots

Tue. Oct. 15th
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Book Auction.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. U.S. Currency Weekly - Internet Bidstart 10/8. 700 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. World Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 10/8. 194 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Illustration Art. 493 lots
Artoria S.A.. Genève. Autographs, Manuscripts and Books. 368 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - Internet bidstart 9/27. 20 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Valuable Books (Varia). 305 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Manuscripts and Old Prints.
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Literature and Book Illustrations.

Wed. Oct. 16th
Chiswick Auctions. London. Autographs and Memorabilia. 425 lots
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. ALEXANDRE TRAUNER (1906-1993) AND HIS ENTOURAGE: PHOTOGRAPHS, DECORATIONS, DOCUMENTS. 276 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Monthly Photographs Online - bidstart 9/26. 124 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Autographs. 448 lots
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Prints, Books. 67 lots

Thu. Oct. 17th
ALDE. Paris. Autographs, Letters and Manuscripts. 151 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Classic and Contemporary Photographs. 429 lots
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Cape Town. Rare Books - Internet Bidstart 10/10. 603 lots
Morphy Auctions. Denver. The John Yarbrough Coca Cola Collection. 266 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online sale: Modern Literature, Children’s and Illustrated Books, Private Press and Limited Editions. 181 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Fine and Decorative Arts - Prints, Books, etc.. 28 lots
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. Ancient and Modern Books. 204 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Space and Aviation - Internet bidstart 10/10. 684 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. The MAD Collection of Annie Gaines Ashton Online Auction. 145 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Fall Sports Memorabilia Collectibles. 1231 lots
Garth's Auctioneers and Appraisers. Columbus. The Collection of Jim Richards, Duck Creek Books -Online bidstart 10/7. 352 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Modern Literature and Art Documentation. 607 lots
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Books, Prints. 74 lots

Fri. Oct. 18th
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. Fine Books and Manuscripts. 640 lots
ALDE. Paris. French Classics. 284 lots
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. Autographs and Documents.
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 10/11. 110 lots

Sat. Oct. 19th
Arenberg Auctions. BRUSSEL. Prints and Drawings (old and modern). 620 lots
Rachel Davis Fine Arts. Cleveland. Fine Art - Prints. 140 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 200 lots
Nadeau's Auction Gallery. Windsor. Mars and Neptune Sale. 45 lots

Sun. Oct. 20th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 9/22. 155 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 10/13.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 10/13.
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Autographs and Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 10/11. 45 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.
  • <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