• <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.
  • <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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Auction Info

Auction Name
Two Day Book Auction
Auction Date
10/15/2020 - 10/16/2020
Sale Number
#7597
Total Lots
611
Sold Lots
591
Lots Sold
96.73%
Unsold Lots
20
Total Sales (GBP)
93,351.70
Low Estimate of Lots Sold (GBP)
50,705.00
High Estimate of Lots Sold (GBP)
69,640.00
Low Estimate of All Lots (GBP)
92,045.00
High Estimate of All Lots (GBP)
121,415.00
Total Sales as a % of High Est.
76.89%

Top twenty by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
539

THE NAVAL JOURNAL OF THE REV ANDREW LAWRENCE (1755-1821), [Elder brother of Sir Thomas Lawrence, PRA, FRS], 150 manuscript pages including watercolours and drawings covering the period 1793-97

1793-97 GBP 300.00 - 350.00 GBP 4,586.15
253

GENESIS, TWELVE WOODCUTS BY PAUL NASH WITH THE FIRST CHAPTER OF GENESIS IN THE AUTHORISED VERSION,

1924 GBP 800.00 - 1,200.00 GBP 3,966.40
534

An early 19th century notebook being a manuscript digest or accounts of Lord Nelson's Executors with entries 1805-12

GBP 1,000.00 - 1,500.00 GBP 3,098.75
282

THE SONG OF SONGS, THE AUTHORISED VERSION, trans/ed William Oscar Emil Oesterley, ill Lettice Sandford

1936 GBP 400.00 - 500.00 GBP 2,788.88
292 JOHN MILTON

PARADISE LOST, ill Mary Groom,

1937 GBP 800.00 - 1,000.00 GBP 2,169.13
603 PETER HENRY EMERSON

WILD LIFE ON A TIDAL WATER, THE ADVENTURES OF A HOUSE-BOAT AND HER CREW, ill P H Emerson & T F Goodall

1890 GBP 1,200.00 - 1,500.00 GBP 1,239.50
275 RICHARD ALDINGTON

IMAGES OF WAR, A BOOK OF POEMS, ill Paul Nash

1919 GBP 100.00 - 150.00 GBP 1,115.55
254 PAUL NASH

PLACES SEVEN PRINTS REPRODUCED FROM WOOD BLOCKS DESIGNED AND ENGRAVED BY PAUL NASH WITH ILLUSTRATIONS IN PROSE

1922 GBP 400.00 - 500.00 GBP 1,103.16
212 JOHN KEATS

ENDYMION, A POETIC ROMANCE, ill John Buckland-Wright

1947 GBP 400.00 - 500.00 GBP 1,041.18
463 ALFRED THAYER MAHAN

TYPES OF NAVAL OFFICERS DRAWN FROM THE HISTORY OF THE BRITISH NAVY

1901 GBP 800.00 - 1,000.00 GBP 1,016.39
293

THE REVELATION OF SAINT JOHN THE DIVINE, ill Blair Hughes-Stanton,

1932 GBP 400.00 - 500.00 GBP 991.60
356 ANON

ENGLISH GARDEN, scarce unrecorded Victorian peep-show

GBP 300.00 - 350.00 GBP 743.70
270 MATTHEW FLINDERS

NARRATIVE OF HIS VOYAGE IN THE SCHOONER "FRANCIS" 1798 PRECEDED AND FOLLOWED BY NOTES ON FLINDERS BASS THE WRECK OF THE SYDNEY COVE ETC BY GEOFFREY RAWSON, ill John Buckland-Wright

1946 GBP 500.00 - 600.00 GBP 743.70
235 POWYS MATHERS

LOVE NIGHT, A LAOTIAN GALLANTRY, ill John Buckland-Wright

1936 GBP 120.00 - 180.00 GBP 731.31
220 JONATHAN SWIFT

TRAVELS INTO SEVERAL REMOTE NATIONS OF THE WORLD [GULLIVER'S TRAVELS], ill David Jones

1925 GBP 250.00 - 300.00 GBP 681.73
279 OMAR KHAYYAM

THE RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM, EDWARD FITZGERALD'S TRANSLATION REPRINTED FROM THE FIRST EDITION WITH HIS PREFACE AND NOTES, ill J Yunge Bateman

1958 GBP 250.00 - 300.00 GBP 681.73
414 PETER CUNNINGHAM

THE STORY OF NELL GWYN AND THE SAYINGS OF CHARLES THE SECOND

1852 GBP 250.00 - 300.00 GBP 669.33
538

NAVAL ORDER BOOK OF RICHARD THOMAS (POST-CAPTAIN OF 1805), 12 somewhat faint manuscript pages "Orders by Admirals Nelson and Collingwood", page 5 contains an unpublished order by Nelson dated 4th June 1805, note Ron Fiske's manuscript notes on ffep, folio

1805 GBP 150.00 - 200.00 GBP 644.54
294

THE LAMENTATIONS OF JEREMIAH, ill Blair Hughes-Stanton,

1933 GBP 400.00 - 500.00 GBP 644.54
230 BARBARA BINGLEY

THE PAINTED CUP, ill Lettice Sandford

1935 GBP 200.00 - 250.00 GBP 619.75
  • <center><b>Firsts Online Rare Book Fair<br> 27 November to 2 December<br><br> Presented by the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association</b>
  • <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>
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