• <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 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 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 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 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.
  • <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.

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Rare Book Hub: 46 Auctions Archived, another 40 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Friday, 16 October 2020, 46 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transactions+ Database; 1 denominated in Danish kroner, 17 in euros, 4 in British pounds, and 24 in US dollars.  Turnover was $50,432,333 as 10,050 lots were offered and 8,052 sold for an 80% success rate.

 

The Arader Sale completed on the 12th was noteworthy for its size:  $18,610,969, while Christies' sale of Shakespeare's First Folio at $9,978,000 may well be the highest single realization in 2020.  

 

Congratulations are earned all around.

 

9 auctions saw total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Arader GalleriesOctober Sale - online bidstart 9/19 on October 10th: $18,610,969 
ChristiesThe Exceptional Sale on October 14th: $9,978,000 
Pierre Berge and AssociesGenevieve and Jean-Paul Kahn Library on October 9th: $5,458,471 
ChristiesFine Printed Books and Manuscripts, Including Americana - bidstart 10/1 on October 16th: $2,732,750 
BonhamsPop x Culture on October 10th: $1,637,953 
SothebysPhotographs - Online bidstart 10/7 on October 14th: $1,397,071 
RR AuctionSpace and Aviation - bidstart 10/8 on October 15th: $1,392,601 
SothebysFine Books and Manuscripts, including Americana - bidstart 10/1 on October 15th: $1,201,536 
SothebysJamais Perdu en Mer - Collection of Jean-Paul Morin on October 14th: $1,134,897 

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

ChristiesThe Private Collection of Jayne Wrightsman: Online - bidstart 10/1 on October 15th: 301.95% 
Pierre Berge and AssociesGenevieve and Jean-Paul Kahn Library on October 9th: 190.86% 
ChristiesThe Exceptional Sale on October 14th: 166.30% 
Doyle New YorkSpecial Collection: The Estate of Monique Van Vooren on October 15th: 149.28% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 9/25 on October 7th: 142.82% 
Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 10/6 on October 13th: 126.54% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on October 13th: 123.50% 
BonhamsPop x Culture on October 10th: 122.75% 
Marc van de Wiele AuctionsAutumn Auction on October 10th: 121.43% 
SothebysFrom Japan With Love - online bidstart 10/6 on October 13th: 116.40% 
AderAutograph Letters and Manuscripts - Day 2 on October 7th: 105.00% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - bidstart 9/25 on October 6th: 100.58% 


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

Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 10/6 on October 13th: 100.00% 
Doyle New YorkSpecial Collection: The Estate of Monique Van Vooren on October 15th: 100.00% 
ChristiesThe Private Collection of Jayne Wrightsman: Online - bidstart 10/1 on October 15th: 100.00% 
ChristiesThe Exceptional Sale on October 14th: 100.00% 
Purcell AuctioneersSingle Owner Collection - Fishing Paraphernalia: Books on October 14th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 9/27 on October 11th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsComics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online - bidstart 10/4 on October 12th: 99.42% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters Weekly - Bidstart 10/4 on October 11th: 99.35% 
Heritage AuctionsUS Currency Weekly Online - Bidstart 10/6 on October 13th: 99.32% 
Pierre Berge and AssociesGenevieve and Jean-Paul Kahn Library on October 9th: 96.88% 
Potter and Potter AuctionsFine Books and Manuscripts on October 10th: 94.07% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on October 10th: 94.00% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on October 13th: 92.39% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 9/25 on October 7th: 92.14% 
FreemansAge of Exploration: Travel & Discovery through the Centuries on October 14th: 89.47% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - bidstart 9/25 on October 6th: 88.89% 
BonhamsEntertainment Memorabilia on October 13th: 86.82% 
William H. Bunch Auctions and AppraisalsEclectic Variety on October 13th: 86.05% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 9/25 on October 2nd: 84.09% 
ChristiesThe Unseen Eye: Photographs from the W.M. Hunt Collection - bidstart 10/5 on October 14th: 83.33% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 100920 on October 9th: 82.69% 
Marc van de Wiele AuctionsAutumn Auction on October 10th: 80.91% 
SothebysAmerican Manuscripts and Other Property from the Collection of Elsie and Philip Sang - bidstart 9/30 on October 14th: 80.53% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Christies Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies. Published according to the True Originall Copies. on October 14th Actual price: USD $9,978,000.
  2. Arader Galleries Heap & Scull View of Philadelphia, 1754 Large Copy on October 10th Actual price: USD $968,750.
  3. Arader Galleries La Harpe Manuscript Map of Louisiana on October 10th Actual price: USD $875,000.
  4. Arader Galleries Robinson Map of Mexico on October 10th Actual price: USD $750,000.
  5. Arader Galleries Vingboons Manucript View of Mexico City on October 10th Actual price: USD $687,500.
  6. Arader Galleries Couagne Manuscript Map of New France / Canada on October 10th Actual price: USD $656,250.
  7. Arader Galleries Fairfax Lands Potomac River Source Manuscript Maps on October 10th Actual price: USD $625,000.
  8. Arader Galleries Mitchell Map of America, 1755 First Edition on October 10th Actual price: USD $531,250.
  9. Arader Galleries Redoute Watercolor for Les Liliacees, plate 456: Bromella ananas (Cultivated Pineapple) on October 10th Actual price: USD $531,250.
  10. Arader Galleries Redoute Watercolor for Les Liliacees, plate 444: Musa paradisiaca (Banana) on October 10th Actual price: USD $531,250.
  11. Sothebys Lee, Richard Henry. The Virginia Senator informs George Washington of his unanimous selection as President on October 15th Actual price: USD $504,000.
  12. Arader Galleries Redoute Watercolor for Les Liliacees, Plate 309. Tall Bearded Iris. Iris Germanica on October 10th Actual price: USD $500,000.
  13. Arader Galleries Scull Map of Philadelphia with Statehouse, 1752 on Silk on October 10th Actual price: USD $487,500.
  14. Christies The complete editio princeps on October 16th Actual price: USD $475,000.
  15. Christies The First National Thanksgiving on October 16th Actual price: USD $475,000.
  16. Bonhams Girl with Balloon, 2004 on October 10th Actual price: USD $456,046.
  17. Pierre Berge and Associes The Civilizing Influence. 1944. Huile sur toile (30,4 x 45,7 cm), signée et datée... on October 9th Actual price: USD $417,365.
  18. Arader Galleries Key Oil on Abraham Ortelius with engraving on October 10th Actual price: USD $406,250.
  19. Arader Galleries Beck Watercolor of Washington DC / Georgetown on October 10th Actual price: USD $387,500.
  20. Bonhams JOHN F. KENNEDY WHITE 1963 LINCOLN "LIMO ONE" THAT CARRIED HIM THE MORNING OF NOVEMBER 22, 1963. A white 1963 Lincoln Continental Convertible that drove JFK, Jackie, and Texas Governor John Connally to Carswell Air Force Base in Fort Worth the morning of on October 14th Actual price: USD $375,075.
  21. Arader Galleries Redoute Watercolor for Les Liliacees, plate 336: Iris Amoena on October 10th Actual price: USD $375,000.
  22. Arader Galleries Redoute Watercolor for Les Liliacees, plate 61: Amaryllis Autea (Golden Hurricane Lily). on October 10th Actual price: USD $375,000.
  23. Arader Galleries Redoute Watercolor for Les Liliacees, plate 365: Iris squalens on October 10th Actual price: USD $362,500.
  24. Arader Galleries Redoute Watercolor for Les Liliacees, plate 356: "Pleated Iris" Iris plicata on October 10th Actual price: USD $337,500.
  25. Pierre Berge and Associes De ou par Marcel Duchamp ou Rrose Sélavy [La Boîte-en-valise]. Paris-Milan, 1966.... on October 9th Actual price: USD $331,014.




46 total sales reported this week:

Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on October 10th: 94.00%
Christies. Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts, Including Americana - bidstart 10/1 on October 16th: 71.30%
Swann Galleries. Rare and Important Travel Posters on October 15th: 79.27%
Sothebys. Fine Books and Manuscripts, including Americana - bidstart 10/1 on October 15th: 50.98%
RR Auction. Space and Aviation - bidstart 10/8 on October 15th: 70.29%
Doyle New York. Special Collection: The Estate of Monique Van Vooren on October 15th: 100.00%
De Baecque and Associes. Ancient and Modern Books on October 14th: 66.01%
De Baecque and Associes. Photographs on October 15th: 61.82%
Christies. The Private Collection of Jayne Wrightsman: Online - bidstart 10/1 on October 15th: 100.00%
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Rare Books - Online bidstart 10/8 on October 15th: 43.41%
Ader. Autograph Letters and Manuscripts - Day 1 on October 6th: 63.67%
Ader. Autograph Letters and Manuscripts - Day 2 on October 7th: 63.52%
Ader. Photographs Online - bidstart 10/5 on October 15th: 50.55%
Sothebys. Jamais Perdu en Mer - Collection of Jean-Paul Morin on October 14th: 54.55%
Sothebys. American Manuscripts and Other Property from the Collection of Elsie and Philip Sang - bidstart 9/30 on October 14th: 80.53%
Sothebys. Photographs - Online bidstart 10/7 on October 14th: 51.33%
Purcell Auctioneers. Single Owner Collection - Fishing Paraphernalia: Books on October 14th: 100.00%
Nye & Company Auctioneers. Estate Treasures on October 14th: 50.00%
Freemans. Age of Exploration: Travel & Discovery through the Centuries on October 14th: 89.47%
Bonhams. The American Presidential Museum Auction on October 14th: 43.54%
Christies. The Unseen Eye: Photographs from the W.M. Hunt Collection - bidstart 10/5 on October 14th: 83.33%
Christies. The Exceptional Sale on October 14th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Photographs Monthly Online on October 14th: 65.97%
Heritage Auctions. US Currency Weekly Online - Bidstart 10/6 on October 13th: 99.32%
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Eclectic Variety on October 13th: 86.05%
Sothebys. From Japan With Love - online bidstart 10/6 on October 13th: 76.79%
Bonhams. Entertainment Memorabilia on October 13th: 86.82%
Aguttes. Antiquarian, Modern and Illustrated Books, Prints on October 13th: 53.92%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on October 13th: 92.39%
Heritage Auctions. World Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 10/6 on October 13th: 100.00%
Clars Auction Gallery. Fine Art and Antique Auction on October 11th: 56.76%
Potter and Potter Auctions. Fine Books and Manuscripts on October 10th: 94.07%
Heritage Auctions. Sports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 9/27 on October 11th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Comics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online - bidstart 10/4 on October 12th: 99.42%
Bonhams. Pop x Culture on October 10th: 67.65%
Marc van de Wiele Auctions. Autumn Auction on October 10th: 80.91%
Pierre Berge and Associes. Genevieve and Jean-Paul Kahn Library on October 9th: 96.88%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 100920 on October 9th: 82.69%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 100220 on October 8th: 78.26%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 9/25 on October 7th: 92.14%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - bidstart 9/25 on October 6th: 88.89%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - bidstart 9/25 on October 5th: 73.75%
Catawiki B. V.. Autographs and Manuscripts - bidstart 9/25 on October 4th: 72.34%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 9/25 on October 2nd: 84.09%
Arader Galleries. October Sale - online bidstart 9/19 on October 10th: 69.27%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters Weekly - Bidstart 10/4 on October 11th: 99.35%

 


For the week ahead 40 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Oct. 19th
Rossini. Paris. Lithographs. 81 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - bidstart 10/9. 81 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 88 lots

Tue. Oct. 20th
ALDE. Paris. Antiquarian Books from the 15th to 19th Centuries. 404 lots
Christies. New York. Prints and Multiples. 200 lots
Dorotheum . Vienna. Master Prints Before 1900 - bidstart 10/14. 76 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. US Currency Weekly Online - Bidstart 10/13. 542 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. World Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 10/13. 162 lots
Morton Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Collection of a Mexican Library. 235 lots
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Chadds Ford, PA . Online Only: Timed Eclectic Variety - bidstart 10/9. 53 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - bidstart 10/9. 38 lots

Wed. Oct. 21st
Bonhams. New York. Exploration and Travel. 261 lots
Lion Heart Autographs. New York, NY . Rare & Remarkable Autographs and Manuscripts. 122 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 10/9. 160 lots

Thu. Oct. 22nd
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper. 292 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Photographs and Photobooks. 301 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Antiques and Accessories. 57 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Books - Fine Bindings - Fine Press. 360 lots
Brunk Auctions. Asheville, NC . Specialty Auction and Emporium Auction. 64 lots
Christies. New York. Matisse on Paper: Prints and Drawings from the Estate of Jacquelyn Miller-Matisse - bidstart 10/8. 36 lots
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. Old and Modern Photographs. 253 lots
Leland Little Auctions. Hillsborough, NC. The Fall Estate Auction. 31 lots
Skinner. Marlborough. Discovery - Interiors - Online bidstart 10/13. 24 lots
Sothebys. New York. Important Prints and Multiples. 118 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Powell Miller 1909-11 T206 PSA Set Registry Catalog Auction. 522 lots

Fri. Oct. 23rd
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. Old and Modern Books. 367 lots
Christies. New York. The Sleep of Reason: Frances Goya's "Los Caprichos" - bidstart 10/8. 80 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 10/16. 113 lots

Sat. Oct. 24th
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper.
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Lee's Summit . Combined Collections - Prints, Books. 18 lots
Grays Auctioneers. Cleveland, . League of Women Voters Posters. 111 lots
Kolbe and Fanning Numismatic Booksellers. Gahanna. Catalogue of Catalogues: The P. Scott Rubin Library - bidstart 9/27. 500 lots
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . October Gallery Auction. 34 lots
Nadeau's Auction Gallery. Windsor. Annual Fall Americana, Folk Art, Chinese & Fine Art Auction. 19 lots
Lang's Auction, Inc.. Bouckville. Zane Grey Auction. 338 lots

Sun. Oct. 25th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online - bidstart 10/18.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters Weekly - Bidstart 10/18.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 10/11. 208 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. The Charles R. Pease Collection Special Currency Online Auction. 215 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Autographs and Manuscripts - bidstart 10/16. 39 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.
  • <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