• <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.
  • <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.

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Auction Info

Auction Name
Irish Interest Book & Ephemera Auction
Auction Date
10/07/2020 - 10/07/2020
Sale Number
#100720
Total Lots
593
Sold Lots
552
Lots Sold
93.09%
Unsold Lots
41
Total Sales (EUR)
45,462.00
Low Estimate of Lots Sold (EUR)
26,540.00
High Estimate of Lots Sold (EUR)
45,010.00
Low Estimate of All Lots (EUR)
30,570.00
High Estimate of All Lots (EUR)
51,150.00
Total Sales as a % of High Est.
88.88%

Top twenty by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
322

Codex Lindisfarnensis (The Lindisfarne Gospel)

1956/59 EUR 1,000.00 - 1,200.00 EUR 1,176.00
59 John Gwynn

Liber Ardmachanus (The Book of Armagh)

1913 EUR 350.00 - 500.00 EUR 840.00
72 Lady Gregory

Lady Gregory, Three Last Plays,

1928 EUR 80.00 - 130.00 EUR 660.00
451

Lady Gregory, My First Play,

1930 EUR 120.00 - 160.00 EUR 576.00
548

Lady Gregory, Seven Short Plays,

1909 EUR 120.00 - 160.00 EUR 576.00
457

Brother Bookbinder [Sir Edward Sullivan Bart.] compiled by Brother Ivor Stewart-Liberty Sciolist to the Sette and Imprinted for him by Alabaster, Passmore.

1929 EUR 200.00 - 300.00 EUR 552.00
152 Halloran, Wae yang jin

Halloran, Wae yang jin: Eight Months Journal kept on board one of her Majesty’s sloops of war…visits to Loochoo, Japan and Pootoo.

1856 EUR 150.00 - 200.00 EUR 528.00
84

Land Owners in Ireland 1876.

1876 EUR 400.00 - 500.00 EUR 456.00
155 W.H.Russell 

The Atlantic Telegraph 1865.

1865 EUR 350.00 - 400.00 EUR 420.00
483

Early Book Auction. Catalogue of Scarce and valuable Books elected from the Library of Joseph Wallace, a well-known collector of Irish and Other Books. October 1957 by Alfred Sexton.

EUR 60.00 - 120.00 EUR 408.00
82 Philip H. Hore

History of Wexford – Old and New Ross 1900.

1900 EUR 350.00 - 500.00 EUR 384.00
117 Wilson, William

Wilson, William:  The Post Chaise Companion, or, Traveller's Directory through Ireland.

with particulars of the Noblemen and Gentlemen's Seats EUR 150.00 - 200.00 EUR 384.00
203

Burke's History Of The Commoners of Great Britain and Ireland - 4 vol set, London 1836 in gilt red half calf

EUR 50.00 - 100.00 EUR 384.00
210 Eoin O'Duffy

Crusade in Spain with dedication from O'Duffy

EUR 150.00 - 300.00 EUR 384.00
174

13 issues of Republican magazine ‘An Phoblacht’

1966-1967 EUR 40.00 - 60.00 EUR 360.00
274 Thoas Bodkin 

Hugh Lane and His Pictures 1932. 1st edit. Signed by Liam Cosgrave.

EUR 300.00 - 350.00 EUR 360.00
25 Petrie, George Christian

Inscriptions in the Irish Language. Dublin, 1872 & 1878 2 vols. (bound in one) first edition, about 300 pages of text and 131 plates, mostly tinted lithographs and a few real photo prints, engraved illustrations throughout, well bound in half black morocc

EUR 200.00 - 400.00 EUR 360.00
371 Sean 0’Casey

Rose and Crown, 

1952 EUR 250.00 - 300.00 EUR 312.00
481

Catalogue of the Books in the Diocesan Library of Lismore, 1851

EUR 40.00 - 80.00 EUR 312.00
363 Hugh Lane

Hugh Lane: Lady Gregory. Case for the Return of the Lane Pictures, 1926, card covers but detached; Maurice Craig’s copy. Hugh Lane’s Life and Achievements, large 8vo, 1921. Thoms Bodkin, Hugh Lane and his Pictures. D. 1934;

EUR 60.00 - 80.00 EUR 288.00
  • <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>
  • <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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