• <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.
  • <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.

Auction Reports

Arenberg Auctions

Auction Info

Auction Name
Books
Auction Date
10/17/2020 - 10/17/2020
Sale Number
#2010c
Total Lots
514
Sold Lots
434
Lots Sold
84.44%
Unsold Lots
80
Total Sales (EUR)
512,650.00
Low Estimate of Lots Sold (EUR)
193,640.00
High Estimate of Lots Sold (EUR)
270,870.00
Low Estimate of All Lots (EUR)
280,320.00
High Estimate of All Lots (EUR)
379,020.00
Total Sales as a % of High Est.
135.26%

Top twenty by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
1288 SCHEDEL, Hartmann

Liber chronicarum.

1493 EUR 30,000.00 - 40,000.00 EUR 65,000.00
1116 DE WIT, Frederick

Atlas maior.

1710-1712 EUR 5,000.00 - 7,000.00 EUR 35,000.00
1279 [MAUCREUX, Guillaume & Pierre de]

"Exstrait van eene Deels vanden Rechten ghetrocken vute loix (?) ende ghetranslateirt vanden latine In fra[n]coit" [= Ordonnances de plaidoyer de bouche et par escript].

15th c.] EUR 1,000.00 - 1,500.00 EUR 17,500.00
1074

"Geometrischer Entwurf der gesammten XVII Niederländischen Provintzien".

1672 EUR 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 EUR 15,000.00
1359 OLEARIUS, Adam

Gottorffische Kunst-Kammer/ worinnen allerhand ungemeine Sachen/ so theils die Natur/ theils künstliche Hände hervor gebracht und bereitet [...] aus allen vier Theilen der Welt [...]. Welchem zu Ende angefüget ist [...] Holsteinische Chronica [...].

1674 EUR 700.00 - 1,000.00 EUR 10,000.00
1275

Book of Prayers.

early 16th c.] EUR 5,000.00 - 6,000.00 EUR 9,375.00
1299

Den Psalter Dauids na dalder correxte copie ouerghesedt. Met die Hymne[n] en[de] Ghebeden so vanden tijt als van die Feestdagen des iaers nu nieuwelicx tot profijt van alle menschen binnen Mechelen ouerghesedt.

1566 EUR 300.00 - 500.00 EUR 9,000.00
1135 BRETEZ, Louis; TURGOT, Etienne-François

"Plan de Paris commencé l'année 1734. Dessiné et gravé, sous les ordres de Messire Michel Etienne Turgot [...] Achevé de graver en 1739 [...] Levé et dessiné par Louis Bretez, gravé par Claude Lucas et écrit par Aubin".

1739 EUR 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 EUR 6,875.00
1105

"L'Europe divisée selon l'étendue de ses principales parties, et dont les points principaux sont placez sur les observations de mesrs de l'Académie royale des sciences".

1730 EUR 4,000.00 - 5,000.00 EUR 6,250.00
1120 DE LAET, Johannes

Novus orbis seu Descriptionis Indiae Occidentalis libri XVIII.

1633 EUR 500.00 - 1,000.00 EUR 5,625.00
1379 PUTEANUS, Erycius

Tesserarum philotesiarum liber singularis, ad Insubres.

1605 EUR 2,000.00 - 2,500.00 EUR 5,625.00
1036

"Orbis Terrae compendiosa descriptio".

1587 EUR 2,500.00 - 4,000.00 EUR 5,500.00
1514

5 médailles en métal.

EUR 2,500.00 - 3,000.00 EUR 5,250.00
1320 CARDANO, Gerolamo

De causis, signis, ac locis morborum, liber unus.

1569 EUR 400.00 - 600.00 EUR 5,250.00
1226 BARTISCH, Georg

Georg Bartisch [...] Augen-Dienst, oder kurtz und deutlich verfasster Bericht von allen und jeden in- und äusserlichen Mängeln, Schäden, Gebrechen und Zufällen der Augen [...] nunmehr zum andernmal an den Tag gelegt.

1686 EUR 1,000.00 - 1,400.00 EUR 5,000.00
1050

Leuven: lot of ca. 56 sheets.

EUR 200.00 - 400.00 EUR 5,000.00
1142 [WOOD, Robert]

Les ruines de Palmyre, autrement dite Tedmor, au désert.

1753 EUR 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 EUR 5,000.00
1270

Archief van de Leuvense familie Terby.

2de helft 18de eeuw-eerste helft 19de eeuw EUR 1,200.00 - 1,800.00 EUR 4,750.00
1037

"Typus Orbis Terrarum".

EUR 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 EUR 4,750.00
1321 GALENUS, Claudius

Methodi medendi, id est, De morbis curandis libri quatuordecim, denuo magna diligentia Martini Gregorii recogniti, Thoma Linacro Anglo interprete [ed. Guillaume Budé].

1538 EUR 250.00 - 400.00 EUR 4,250.00
  • <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
  • <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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