• <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.
  • <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>

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Auction Info

Auction Name
Printed and Manuscript Americana
Auction Date
09/24/2020 - 09/24/2020
Sale Number
#2546
Total Lots
367
Sold Lots
293
Lots Sold
79.84%
Unsold Lots
74
Total Sales (USD)
632,754.00
Low Estimate of Lots Sold (USD)
378,870.00
High Estimate of Lots Sold (USD)
572,330.00
Low Estimate of All Lots (USD)
488,920.00
High Estimate of All Lots (USD)
735,230.00
Total Sales as a % of High Est.
86.06%

Top twenty by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
164

Guest register for the legendary Catskill Mountain House.

1839-43 and 1846-52 USD 5,000.00 - 7,500.00 USD 45,000.00
192

Three watercolor studies for the famous "Unfinished Portrait" of Franklin D. Roosevelt.

1945-04-11 USD 40,000.00 - 60,000.00 USD 40,000.00
272 Pedro de Arenas.

Vocabulario manual de las lenguas castellana, y mexicana.

[1611] USD 12,000.00 - 18,000.00 USD 27,500.00
240 James W. Bentley.

Grisly diary of a cavalry officer protecting emigrants on the Overland Trail.

1865 USD 15,000.00 - 25,000.00 USD 27,500.00
21

Stamp from the Stamp Act of 1765.

circa 1765 USD 6,000.00 - 9,000.00 USD 15,000.00
269 Juan de la Anunciación.

Sermonario en lengua mexicana.

1577 USD 6,000.00 - 9,000.00 USD 12,500.00
108

The Law of God.

[1845-46] USD 6,000.00 - 9,000.00 USD 10,000.00
148

The Book of Mormon.

1841 USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD 9,375.00
150 William Billings.

Music in Miniature, Containing a Collection of Psalm Tunes of Various Metres.

1779 USD 5,000.00 - 7,500.00 USD 8,750.00
1 Pieter Schenck, engraver; after Faber.

Sa Ga Yean Qua Rash Tow, Coning Vande Maquas alias Coning Brant.

circa 1710s] USD 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 USD 7,500.00
303 José de Ortega.

Confessonario manual, que en la lengua Cora.

1732 USD 1,500.00 - 2,500.00 USD 6,750.00
273 Juan de Mijangos.

Primera parte del sermonario, dominical, y sanctoral en lengua mexicana.

1624 USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD 6,500.00
319 Félix Berenguer de Marquina.

Teuctequiquitzquícátzintli nónóhuian . . . Ni quin machiztilia.

1800 USD 10,000.00 - 15,000.00 USD 6,500.00
28 Clement Biddle.

Letter seeking Scull's map of Pennsylvania for use by the army at Valley Forge.

1778 USD 8,000.00 - 12,000.00 USD 6,250.00
307 Pedro Beltran de Santa Rosa.

Arte de el idioma Maya reducido a succintas reglas y semilexicon Yucateco.

USD 1,200.00 - 1,800.00 USD 6,250.00
287 Francisco de Florencia.

La estrella de el norte de Mexico.

1688 USD 2,500.00 - 3,500.00 USD 6,000.00
306 Benito Rinaldini.

Arte de la lengua Tepeguana, con vocabulario, confessionario, y catechismo.

1743 USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD 6,000.00
19

Group of 8 photographs of a performing troupe in New York and Canada.

circa 1870s USD 1,200.00 - 1,800.00 USD 5,500.00
278 Martin de León.

Manual breve, y forma de administrar los santos sacramentos á los Indios.

1640 USD 1,500.00 - 2,500.00 USD 5,500.00
299 Pierre Cholonec.

La gracia triunfante en la vida de Catharina Tegakovita, India Iroquesa.

1724 USD 1,500.00 - 2,500.00 USD 5,500.00
  • <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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