• <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
  • <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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Cowans Auctions

Auction Info

Auction Name
American Historical Ephemera and Photography: Timed Auction - online bidstart 9/4
Auction Date
09/14/2020 - 09/14/2020
Sale Number
#91420
Total Lots
182
Sold Lots
152
Lots Sold
83.52%
Unsold Lots
30
Total Sales (USD)
58,681.00
Low Estimate of Lots Sold (USD)
35,750.00
High Estimate of Lots Sold (USD)
61,700.00
Low Estimate of All Lots (USD)
46,250.00
High Estimate of All Lots (USD)
79,400.00
Total Sales as a % of High Est.
73.91%

Top twenty by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
78

Quarter Plate Daguerreotype of a Boy in Colonial Garb by C.R. Rees

18th century USD 300.00 - 500.00 USD 5,313.00
18

Thomas Stonewall Jackson's Personal Surgeon, Dr. Hunter Holmes McGuire, Civil War CDV, Plus

1862 USD 300.00 - 500.00 USD 4,375.00
79

Sixth Plate Daguerreotype of Armed Man, Possibly Californio

USD 1,000.00 - 2,000.00 USD 1,875.00
97

Occupational and Hobbyist Tintypes and Ambrotype, Including Pugilist Portrait and Remarkably Clear Image of Coopers Holding Tools of the Trade, Lot of 10

USD 300.00 - 500.00 USD 1,375.00
19

Union General Nathaniel Lyon, Large Format Photograph by Troxell, St. Louis

1841 USD 300.00 - 500.00 USD 1,250.00
77

Remarkable Quarter Plate Daguerreotype of a Templar Knight in Full Regalia

USD 300.00 - 500.00 USD 1,063.00
220

Legal Document Signed by William H. Harrison, 1823

1823 USD 500.00 - 800.00 USD 1,063.00
74

Composer Stephen Foster's Parents, Eliza & William Barclay Foster, Half Plate Daguerreotype, Plus

1940.  USD 1,000.00 - 2,000.00 USD 1,000.00
89

Daguerreotype and Ambrotype Portraits of Gentlemen, Lot of 11

1856 USD 300.00 - 500.00 USD 875.00
80

Three Daguerreotypes of Learned Laypeople, Featuring a Romantic Quarter Plate Image by Fitzgibbon of St. Louis

USD 200.00 - 400.00 USD 750.00
23

Iowa 21st Infantry, CDVs of Civil War Soldiers, Henry Ward Beecher, Plus

USD 250.00 - 450.00 USD 688.00
42

Sergeant James Stickler, 103 IL Infantry, Illustrated War-Date Letter Honoring Abraham Lincoln, Plus Locket Containing Miniature Albumen Portraits of Union Personalities

1865 USD 300.00 - 500.00 USD 688.00
45

Collection of Confederate Bonds and Notes, Incl. Counterfeit Examples

1860s USD 300.00 - 500.00 USD 688.00
93

Lot of Two Daguerreian Wall Frames Containing Sixth and Ninth Plate Daguerreotype, Ambrotype and Tintype Portraits of Men, Women, and Children

USD 200.00 - 400.00 USD 688.00
101

Eleven Fruit, Floral, and Geometric Quarter and Sixth Plate Union Cases Containing Portraits of Men, Women, and Children

USD 200.00 - 300.00 USD 688.00
123

Bradley & Rulofson, San Francisco, Four Cabinet Cards with Interesting Content Incl. Hawaiian King Kalakaua

1878 USD 400.00 - 600.00 USD 688.00
15

1848 Letters from Seneca Chief Nathaniel T. Strong Concerning Indian Affairs at the Cattaraugus Reservation

1848 USD 400.00 - 600.00 USD 625.00
107

Eclectic Mix of Union Cases, Incl. Papier Mache with Mother of Pearl and Hand Painting, Velvet, & Thermoplastic, One Containing Presentation Medallion

1869 USD 200.00 - 400.00 USD 625.00
249

Pre-Prohibition Phoenix Komon Cream Beer Tray, Central Consumers Company, Louisville, Kentucky

USD 300.00 - 500.00 USD 625.00
16

Pair of Militia Images, Including Daguerreotype Portrait by C.D. Fredericks and Unmarked Albumen Portrait

1858 forage cap USD 400.00 - 600.00 USD 594.00
  • <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>
  • <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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