• <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>
  • <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.

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Rare Book Hub: 26 Auctions Archived, another 28 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Friday, 3 January 2020, 26 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 14 denominated in euros and 12 in US dollars.  Six thousand eight hundred forty lots were offered and 5,669 sold for an 83% success rate.  Turnover was above $3.0 million.  We have descended briefly into the doldrums but recovery will be quick.  There are best times to sell but no longer any quiet periods.

 

For the week ahead 28 sales are scheduled.

 

1 auction saw total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

BonhamsPrints and Multiples on December 18th: $1,216,086



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

BonhamsPrints and Multiples on December 18th: 132.29% 
Dirk Soulis AuctionsMonstrous Two-Ring Antique Auction on December 27th: 112.68% 
Zwiggelaar AuctionsBooks and Prints - Session 2 on December 3rd: 103.32% 
Zwiggelaar AuctionsBooks and Prints - Session 3 on December 4th: 101.26% 


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

Dirk Soulis AuctionsMonstrous Two-Ring Antique Auction on December 27th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 12/1 on December 29th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 12/17 on December 24th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 12/24 on December 31st: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 12/22 on December 29th: 99.68% 
Heritage AuctionsU.S. Currency Weekly - Internet Bidstart 10/1 on December 31st: 99.23% 
Heritage AuctionsU.S. Currency Weekly - Internet Bidstart 12/17 on December 24th: 98.46% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 12/22 on December 29th: 97.84% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - Internet bidstart 12/13 on December 24th: 96.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 12/15 on December 22nd: 95.99% 
Alaska AuctionPrints, Photos, Books, Sports Cards on December 18th: 89.66% 
Alaska AuctionPrints, Books, Sports cards on December 19th: 89.29% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on December 21st: 88.50% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 12/13 on December 23rd: 88.06% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on December 28th: 87.50% 

Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 12/20 on December 27th: 86.47% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Bonhams The Loyal Address on December 18th Actual price: USD $157,066.
  2. Bonhams The State of the War -or- the Monkey-Race in Danger on December 18th Actual price: USD $157,066.
  3. Bonhams Maniac Raving's-or-Little Boney in a Strong Fit on December 18th Actual price: USD $123,999.
  4. Bonhams Girl with Balloon on December 18th Actual price: USD $113,544.
  5. Profiles in History Jack Kirby and Vince Colletta original artwork for The Mighty Thor #139 complete 16-page story. on December 12th Actual price: USD $86,250.
  6. Profiles in History Steve Ditko original artwork for The Amazing Spider-Man #37 Page 8. on December 12th Actual price: USD $86,250.
  7. Profiles in History John Byrne original artwork for Fantastic Four #256 complete 22-page story 'The Annihilation Gambit' on December 12th Actual price: USD $86,250.
  8. Dorotheum Beytrag zur Naturgeschichte der Vögel. Bände 1,4,5 und 6 von 6. 4 Bde. on December 18th Actual price: USD $80,446.
  9. Profiles in History Robert Crumb original artwork for American Splendor #4 complete 7-page story 'The Young Crumb Story' on December 12th Actual price: USD $70,400.
  10. Profiles in History Barry Windsor-Smith original monumental painting 'Artemis & Apollo'. on December 12th Actual price: USD $69,000.
  11. Profiles in History Jack Kirby and John Verpoorten artwork for The Eternals #2 complete 17-page story 'The Celestials". on December 12th Actual price: USD $66,125.
  12. Profiles in History Harvey Kurtzman original artwork for Frontline Combat #3 complete 6-page story 'Prisoner of War!' on December 12th Actual price: USD $63,250.
  13. Profiles in History Wally Wood original artwork for Two Fisted Tales #35 complete 7-page story 'New Orleans'. on December 12th Actual price: USD $48,875.
  14. Pandolfini Practica musice Franchini Gafori Laudensis (Impressa Mediolani opera & impensa Ioannis Petri de Lomatio per Guillermum Signerre, 1496 die vltimo Septembris). on December 16th Actual price: USD $41,610.
  15. Zwiggelaar Auctions [Fine arts: 20th century] [Wiener Werkstätte] Wallpaper sample book Dagobert Peche (1887-1923) on December 3rd Actual price: USD $36,464.
  16. Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen La divine comédie. on December 14th Actual price: USD $34,417.
  17. Profiles in History Steve Ditko original artwork for The Amazing Spider-Man #6 Page 21. on December 12th Actual price: USD $31,625.
  18. Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen Sammlung von 19 mont. Photographien. on December 14th Actual price: USD $30,287.
  19. Profiles in History Bernie Wrightson original cover painting for A Look Back. on December 12th Actual price: USD $28,750.
  20. Profiles in History Michael Kaluta monumental original painting 'The Shadow Knows'. on December 12th Actual price: USD $28,750.
  21. Profiles in History Steve Ditko original artwork for The Amazing Spider-Man #32 Page 3. on December 12th Actual price: USD $28,750.
  22. Profiles in History Steve Ditko original artwork for The Amazing Spider-Man #27 Page 18. on December 12th Actual price: USD $28,750.
  23. Profiles in History Steve Ditko original artwork for The Amazing Spider-Man #10 Page 5. on December 12th Actual price: USD $28,750.
  24. Profiles in History John Buscema and George Klein original title splash artwork for Avengers #58 Page 1. on December 12th Actual price: USD $28,750.
  25. Bonhams John Lennon: A large self-portrait with Yoko Ono, on December 17th Actual price: USD $25,979.


26 total sales reported this week:

Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. Books, Autographs, Photographs, Prints on December 14th: 61.59%
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Monstrous Two-Ring Antique Auction on December 27th: 100.00%
Vermot de Pas. Sporlympic V : 100% Olympism on December 21st: 57.87%
Alaska Auction. Prints, Books, Sports cards on December 19th: 89.29%
Alaska Auction. Prints, Photos, Books, Sports Cards on December 18th: 89.66%
Zwiggelaar Auctions. Books and Prints - Session 3 on December 4th: 78.65%
Zwiggelaar Auctions. Books and Prints - Session 2 on December 3rd: 75.44%
Zwiggelaar Auctions. Books and Prints - Session 1 on December 2nd: 74.96%
Heritage Auctions. World Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 12/24 on December 31st: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. U.S. Currency Weekly - Internet Bidstart 10/1 on December 31st: 99.23%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on December 28th: 87.50%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 12/1 on December 29th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 12/22 on December 29th: 97.84%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 12/22 on December 29th: 99.68%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 12/20 on December 27th: 86.47%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 12/20 on December 26th: 40.00%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - Internet bidstart 12/13 on December 24th: 96.00%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 12/13 on December 23rd: 88.06%
Catawiki B. V.. Autographs and Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 12/13 on December 22nd: 68.52%
Heritage Auctions. World Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 12/17 on December 24th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. U.S. Currency Weekly - Internet Bidstart 12/17 on December 24th: 98.46%
Bonhams. Entertainment Memorabilia on December 17th: 56.80%
Bonhams. Prints and Multiples on December 18th: 70.61%
Bonhams. Holiday Prints and Multiples on December 16th: 53.02%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 12/15 on December 22nd: 95.99%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on December 21st: 88.50%


For the week ahead 28 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jan. 6th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 68 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics, Animation and Art Weekly, session 2 Bidstart 12/29. 336 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 12/27. 53 lots

Tue. Jan. 7th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday World Currency Auction - bidstart 12/31. 176 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday US Currency Weekly - online bidstart 12/31. 578 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - Internet bidstart 12/27. 29 lots

Wed. Jan. 8th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. FUN Currency Signature Auction - Orlando - session 1. 768 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autograph and Artifact Auction, featuring Animation - online bidstart 12/13. 966 lots
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Sports cards, Prints, Books. 68 lots
Trafford Books. Manchester. Books. 194 lots
Hindman Auctions. West Palm Beach, Florida . Palm Beach Collections. 28 lots
Tessier & Sarrou and Associates. Paris. Posters (online sale). 319 lots

Thu. Jan. 9th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. FUN World Paper Money - Session 1. 415 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Books and Works on Paper - Online. 206 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Art & Illustration - Occult & Hermeticism. 398 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. FUN Currency Signature Auction - Orlando - session 2 - 6pm. 669 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. The Edgar Rice Burroughs Collection from the Estate of D. Peter Ogden Online. 256 lots
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Sports Cards, etc.. 74 lots

Fri. Jan. 10th
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Hudson. 20th Century Fine Art Online. 59 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. FUN Currency Signature Auction - Orlando - session 3 - 1pm. 295 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. FUN Currency Signature Auction - Orlando - session 4 - 6pm. 253 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. FUN Currency Signature Auction - Orlando - session 5 - 8:30pm. 386 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 1/3. 145 lots

Sat. Jan. 11th
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . January Gallery Auction. 38 lots
North American Auction Company. Bozeman. New Year's Collectors Sale. 73 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper.

Sun. Jan. 12th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Sports Collectibles Weekly - Online bidstart 12/29. 128 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Autographs and Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 1/3. 47 lots

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.
  • <center><b>Doyle<br>Rare Books, Autographs & Maps<br>November 24</b>
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books:</b> STEVE JOBS / WOZNIAK. Signed Lid for Apple II computer & related materials. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books:</b> [TESLA, NIKOLA] MARTIN, THOMAS COMMERFORD. Inscribed. <i>The Inventions, Researches and Writings of Nikola Tesla...</i> $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books:</b> TOCQUEVILLE, ALEXIS DE. <i>Democracy in America.</i> First American editions of both volumes. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <center><b>Doyle<br>Rare Books, Autographs & Maps<br>November 24</b>
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books:</b> EINSTEIN, ALBERT. Two typed letters signed to Professor Julian Hugo Bonfante, with associated materials. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books:</b> Attr. to BENING, ALEXANDER (SANDER). Pair of arch-topped miniatures (of the Adoration and the Deposition respectively), likely extracted from a Book of Hours. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books:</b> LEESER, ISAAC. <i>The Law of God.</i> First edition of the first Jewish translation of the Pentateuch into English. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <center><b>Doyle<br>Rare Books, Autographs & Maps<br>November 24</b>
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books:</b> [RACKHAM, ARTHUR] WALTON, IZAAK. <i>The Compleat Angler; or the Contemplative Man's Recreation...</i> $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books:</b> LICHTENSTEIN, ROY. Drawings and Prints. First printing with a small drawing in color depicting three lemons initialed by Lichtenstein. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books:</b> Rare set of 12-inch Bardin globes on stands. $6,000 to $8,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books:</b> MONTAIGNE, MICHEL EYQUEM DE [JOHN FLORIO, trans.]. <i>The Essayes Or Morall, Politike and Millitarie Discourses of Lo:...</i> $25,000 to $35,000.
  • <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.