• <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><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

Auction Update Review

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Rare Book Hub: 30 Auctions Archived, another 39 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Friday 22 May 2020 30 auctions were archived to Rare Book Hub’s Transaction Database; 10 denominated in euros, 2 in British pounds, 1 in South African rand, and 17 in US dollars.  Turnover was $6,907,793 as 7,249 lots were offered and 6,145 sold for a simmering 85% success rate.  The rooms are competitive. 

 

1 auction saw its total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Swann GalleriesOld Master Through Modern Prints on May 21st: $1,581,448

 

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

Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - Internet bidstart 5/1 on May 12th: 210.69% 
Catawiki B. V.Autographs and Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 5/1 on May 10th: 170.15% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on May 21st: 122.86% 
Marc van de Wiele AuctionsArt, Autographs and Rare Books, Atlases and Manuscripts on May 16th: 121.67% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 5/8 on May 15th: 106.93% 
Nosbüsch & StuckeCounterculture – From Anarchism to Donaldism – The H. D. Heilmann Collection on May 16th: 104.76% 


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

Heritage AuctionsSports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 5/3 on May 17th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 5/12 on May 19th: 100.00% 
Garth's Auctioneers and AppraisersCountry Americana and Decorative Arts on May 16th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsComics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online on May 18th: 99.88% 
Heritage AuctionsU.S. Currency Weekly - Internet Bidstart 5/12 on May 19th: 99.85% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters Weekly on May 17th: 97.64% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - Internet bidstart 5/1 on May 12th: 96.97% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on May 16th: 96.00% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on May 21st: 94.53% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on May 19th: 89.33% 
Catawiki B. V.Autographs and Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 5/1 on May 10th: 88.89% 
PBA GalleriesAmericana from the George M. Steinmetz Collection - Literature - Miscellaneous Books - Timed Auction on May 21st: 88.70% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 5/8 on May 15th: 88.00% 
Revere AuctionsFine and Decorative Arts - Prints, Books, etc. on May 20th: 86.67% 
EldredsSummer Living - Prints on May 15th: 86.11% 
Rago Arts and AuctionsArt - Prints and Photographs on May 20th: 86.00% 
Leslie Hindman AuctioneersPrints and Photographs - Live and online on May 21st: 85.88% 
ArtcurialPrints and Multiples on May 20th: 84.62% 
Brunk AuctionsPremier Auction on May 16th: 84.38% 


30 total sales reported this week: 

Swann GalleriesOld Master Through Modern Prints on May 21st: 70.19% 
RR AuctionThe Lawrence Miller Collection - Bidstart 5/15 on May 21st: 69.23% 
PBA GalleriesAmericana from the George M. Steinmetz Collection - Literature - Miscellaneous Books - Timed Auction on May 21st: 88.70% 
Leslie Hindman AuctioneersPrints and Photographs - Live and online on May 21st: 85.88% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on May 21st: 94.53% 
ArtcurialPrints and Multiples on May 20th: 84.62% 
Revere AuctionsFine and Decorative Arts - Prints, Books, etc. on May 20th: 86.67% 
Rago Arts and AuctionsArt - Prints and Photographs on May 20th: 86.00% 
SothebysChurchill in Charge \ 80th Anniversary - Online bidstart 5/10 on May 20th: 61.00% 
Heritage AuctionsU.S. Currency Weekly - Internet Bidstart 5/12 on May 19th: 99.85% 
Stephan Welz & Co.Collector's Choice Online Auction - bidstart 5/8 on May 19th: 67.09% 
Forum AuctionsEditions and Works on Paper on May 19th: 56.06% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on May 19th: 89.33% 
Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 5/12 on May 19th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 5/3 on May 17th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters Weekly on May 17th: 97.64% 
Heritage AuctionsComics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online on May 18th: 99.88% 
Clars Auction GalleryFine Art - Prints and Photographs on May 17th: 75.90% 
Nosbüsch & StuckeModern Art and Photography - Prints and Photos on May 16th: 68.99% 
Nosbüsch & StuckeCounterculture – From Anarchism to Donaldism – The H. D. Heilmann Collection on May 16th: 63.96% 
Garth's Auctioneers and AppraisersCountry Americana and Decorative Arts on May 16th: 100.00% 
Brunk AuctionsPremier Auction on May 16th: 84.38% 
Marc van de Wiele AuctionsArt, Autographs and Rare Books, Atlases and Manuscripts on May 16th: 77.89% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on May 16th: 96.00% 
EldredsSummer Living - Prints on May 15th: 86.11% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 5/8 on May 15th: 88.00% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 5/1 on May 13th: 79.86% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - Internet bidstart 5/1 on May 12th: 96.97% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 5/1 on May 11th: 75.00% 
Catawiki B. V.Autographs and Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 5/1 on May 10th: 88.89%

  

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys Vintage silver gelatin print, signed by Karsh, 1941 [printed ca. 1951] on May 20th Actual price: USD $62,500.
  2. Swann Galleries Männerbildnis. on May 21st Actual price: USD $62,500.
  3. Swann Galleries Faune dévoilant une femme. on May 21st Actual price: USD $57,500.
  4. Forum Auctions Flying Copper on May 19th Actual price: USD $55,864.
  5. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers Men in the Cities: Raphael and Barbara, 1998 on May 21st Actual price: USD $48,640.
  6. Swann Galleries Buste Modern Style. on May 21st Actual price: USD $37,500.
  7. Swann Galleries Self Portrait Frowning: Bust. on May 21st Actual price: USD $37,500.
  8. Marc van de Wiele Auctions Livre d'heures à l'usage de Rome on May 16th Actual price: USD $36,719.
  9. Marc van de Wiele Auctions Les musiciens ambulants on May 16th Actual price: USD $36,719.
  10. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers Blonde (from the Brushstroke Figure Series), 1989 on May 21st Actual price: USD $35,840.
  11. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers Panni (from the Drape Suite), 1981 on May 21st Actual price: USD $35,840.
  12. Artcurial Eau-Forte XIII - 1957 on May 20th Actual price: USD $35,749.
  13. Forum Auctions Toxic Mary on May 19th Actual price: USD $35,114.
  14. Swann Galleries Night Shadows. on May 21st Actual price: USD $35,000.
  15. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers Crying Girl , 1963 on May 21st Actual price: USD $33,280.
  16. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers East Side Interior, 1922 on May 21st Actual price: USD $33,280.
  17. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers Sueño y Mentira de Franco (The Dream and Lie of Franco the complete set of two), 1937 on May 21st Actual price: USD $33,280.
  18. Artcurial Eau-forte XXIII - 1973 on May 20th Actual price: USD $32,889.
  19. Swann Galleries Self Portrait with a Raised Sabre. on May 21st Actual price: USD $32,500.
  20. Forum Auctions Rude Copper on May 19th Actual price: USD $31,922.
  21. Forum Auctions Soup Can, (Yellow/Emerald/Sky Blue) on May 19th Actual price: USD $31,922.
  22. Forum Auctions Map of Nowhere on May 19th Actual price: USD $31,922.
  23. Swann Galleries Monsieur D. Lisant. on May 21st Actual price: USD $30,000.
  24. Forum Auctions Love Rat on May 19th Actual price: USD $28,730.
  25. Artcurial Eau-forte XXXIX - 1994 on May 20th Actual price: USD $27,169.

 

For the week ahead 39 sales are scheduled:

Mon. May. 25th
Vermot de Pas. Paris. History and Regions of France. 578 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 100 lots
Australian Book Auctions. Armadale, . Books and ephemera: Australiana, Voyages and Travels. 221 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 5/15. 69 lots

Tue. May. 26th
Bubb Kuyper. 2011 KM Haarlem. Books, Prints. 5490 lots
Gonnelli Casa DAste. Firenze. Books and Graphics. 1145 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. U.S. Currency Weekly - Internet Bidstart 5/19. 727 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. World Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 5/19. 130 lots
Aguttes. Neuilly-sur-Seine . Autographs and Manuscripts. 278 lots
Artcurial. Paris. ASTERIX SUPPORTS FONDATION HÔPITAUX DE PARIS - HÔPITAUX DE FRANCE. 5 lots
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Chadds Ford, PA . Online Only: Timed Eclectic Variety - bidstart 3/15. 25 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - Internet bidstart 5/15. 42 lots

Wed. May. 27th
Forum Auctions. London. Online only: Select Modern & Contemporary Editions and Works on Paper.
Nye & Company Auctioneers. Bloomfield. Estate Treasures - Fine Art Prints, Books. 35 lots
Skinner. Marlborough. Fine Prints and Photographs. 138 lots
Christies. Paris. Rare Books and Manuscripts. 182 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books, Maps, Prints, Autographs & Documents, Antiquarian, Travel, Military & Natural Histor. 874 lots
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Art Prints, Books. 46 lots
Morphy Auctions. Denver. Founders and Patriots: Documents, Maps, Rare Imprints and Books. 58 lots
Sothebys. New York. Books and Manuscripts: A Spring Miscellany - Online bidstart 5/14. 190 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 5/15. 90 lots

Thu. May. 28th
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Art & Archaeology of Asia - Travel & Exploration - POSTPONED - Date TBA. 319 lots
Freemans. Philadelphia. Books and Manuscripts. 218 lots
Freemans. Philadelphia. The Martin Magovsky Collection of Children's Books.
Morton Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Online Only, Morton Weekly - Books, Prints. 61 lots

Fri. May. 29th
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Lee's Summit . The Ed McHugh Collection: Books, including Railroad and Military History. 102 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Cartography - Online Bidstart 5/22. 35 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 5/22. 140 lots

Sat. May. 30th
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Lee's Summit . McHugh Railroadiana Collection, Session II. 425 lots
Nadeau's Auction Gallery. Windsor. Mic-Century and Contemporary Sale. 39 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 200 lots
Rachel Davis Fine Arts. Cleveland. Works on Paper - Prints. 184 lots
Kolbe and Fanning Numismatic Booksellers. Gahanna. Important Numismatic Book Sale - bidstart 5/4. 419 lots

Sun. May. 31st
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Lee's Summit . The Ed McHugh Collection: Sportsman and Advertising. 186 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters Weekly.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 5/17. 293 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. The Armando Valdes Collection of South American Banknote Proofs Online Auction. 208 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Autographs and Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 5/22. 49 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>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.