• <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.
  • <center><b>Doyle<br>Rare Books, Autographs & Maps<br>November 24</b>
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books:</b> STEVE JOBS / WOZNIAK. Signed Lid for Apple II computer & related materials. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books:</b> [TESLA, NIKOLA] MARTIN, THOMAS COMMERFORD. Inscribed. <i>The Inventions, Researches and Writings of Nikola Tesla...</i> $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books:</b> TOCQUEVILLE, ALEXIS DE. <i>Democracy in America.</i> First American editions of both volumes. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <center><b>Doyle<br>Rare Books, Autographs & Maps<br>November 24</b>
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books:</b> EINSTEIN, ALBERT. Two typed letters signed to Professor Julian Hugo Bonfante, with associated materials. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books:</b> Attr. to BENING, ALEXANDER (SANDER). Pair of arch-topped miniatures (of the Adoration and the Deposition respectively), likely extracted from a Book of Hours. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books:</b> LEESER, ISAAC. <i>The Law of God.</i> First edition of the first Jewish translation of the Pentateuch into English. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <center><b>Doyle<br>Rare Books, Autographs & Maps<br>November 24</b>
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books:</b> [RACKHAM, ARTHUR] WALTON, IZAAK. <i>The Compleat Angler; or the Contemplative Man's Recreation...</i> $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books:</b> LICHTENSTEIN, ROY. Drawings and Prints. First printing with a small drawing in color depicting three lemons initialed by Lichtenstein. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books:</b> Rare set of 12-inch Bardin globes on stands. $6,000 to $8,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books:</b> MONTAIGNE, MICHEL EYQUEM DE [JOHN FLORIO, trans.]. <i>The Essayes Or Morall, Politike and Millitarie Discourses of Lo:...</i> $25,000 to $35,000.

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Auction Info

Auction Name
Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper
Auction Date
09/17/2020 - 09/17/2020
Sale Number
#2174
Total Lots
281
Sold Lots
260
Lots Sold
92.53%
Unsold Lots
21
Total Sales (GBP)
66,631.50
Low Estimate of Lots Sold (GBP)
39,170.00
High Estimate of Lots Sold (GBP)
56,710.00
Low Estimate of All Lots (GBP)
44,700.00
High Estimate of All Lots (GBP)
64,630.00
Total Sales as a % of High Est.
103.10%

Top twenty by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
30 Polar.- Shackleton (Ernest H.)

Polar.- Shackleton (Ernest H.) The Heart of the Antarctic, 2 vol., first edition, 1909.

1909 GBP 300.00 - 500.00 GBP 2,250.00
66 Bees.- Butler (Rev. Charles)

Bees.- Butler (Rev. Charles) The Feminine Monarchy; or the history of bees; shewing their admirable nature and property, their generation and colony, and government, loyalty, art, industry, enemies, wars, magnamity, &c., rare, Printed for G. Conyers, and

1704 GBP 500.00 - 700.00 GBP 2,000.00
70 Bees.- John Thorley's copy.- Rusden (Moses)

Bees.- John Thorley's copy.- Rusden (Moses) A further discovery of bees, first edition, printed for the author, 1679.

1679 GBP 400.00 - 600.00 GBP 2,000.00
1 Africa.- Blixen (Karen)

Africa.- Blixen (Karen) Out of Africa, first edition, 1937.

1937 GBP 800.00 - 1,200.00 GBP 1,875.00
86 Horses.- Veterinary.- La Fosse (E?tienne-Guillaume)

Horses.- Veterinary.- La Fosse (E?tienne-Guillaume) Observations and discoveries made upon horses, with a new method of shoeing, first edition in English, Printed for J. Nourse, 1755.

1755 GBP 200.00 - 300.00 GBP 1,187.50
5 Asia.- Gill (William)

Asia.- Gill (William) The River of Golden Sand: the Narrative of a Journey through China and Eastern Thibet to Burma, 2 vol., first edition, 1880; and others similar (28)

1880 GBP 300.00 - 500.00 GBP 1,125.00
281 World Turned Up-side Down (The)

World Turned Up-side Down (The), or the Comical Metamorphoses, a work entirely calculated to excite laughter in grown persons, and promote morality in the young ones of both sexes, Edward Ryland, c.1790.

c.1790. GBP 300.00 - 400.00 GBP 1,125.00
67 Bees.- Gedde (John)

Bees.- Gedde (John) The English apiary: or, the compleat bee-master, unfolding the whole art and mystery of the management of bees, first edition, Printed for E. Curll, W. Mears, and T. Corbet, in the Strand, 1721.

1721 GBP 300.00 - 400.00 GBP 937.50
95 Shaw (George)

Shaw (George) General Zoology or Systematic Natural History, 12 vol. only (of 14) in 22, for G. Kearsley, 1800-1819.

1800-1819. GBP 200.00 - 300.00 GBP 937.50
24 Polar.- Cherry-Garrard (Apsley)

Polar.- Cherry-Garrard (Apsley) The Worst Journey in the World, presentation inscription by author, 2 vol., 1937.

1937 GBP 250.00 - 350.00 GBP 937.50
47 Naval.- Mediterranean.- Willyams (Cooper)

Naval.- Mediterranean.- Willyams (Cooper) A Voyage up the Mediterranean in His Majesty's Ship the Swiftsure, one of the Squadron under the command of Rear-Admiral Sir Horatio Nelson... with a description of the Battle of the Nile on the First of August 17

1802 GBP 400.00 - 600.00 GBP 875.00
197 Binding.-

Binding.- [The Holy Bible], in handsome contemporary red morocco, richly decorated, [John Bill, Thomas Newcomb and Henry Hills], [1679].

1679 GBP 200.00 - 300.00 GBP 812.50
198 Quakers.- Penn (William)

Quakers.- Penn (William) A brief examination and state of liberty spiritual, both with respect to persons in their private capacity, and in their church society and communion, first edition, printed by Andrew Sowle, 1681; and 2 others, 17th century Quaker

1681 GBP 200.00 - 300.00 GBP 687.50
201 Herringbone binding.-

Herringbone binding.- [Psalms], 1698; and a 1705 Book Of Common Prayer in a contemporary black morocco binding, 8vo (2)

c.1698 GBP 200.00 - 300.00 GBP 687.50
12 Europe.- Fermor (Patrick Leigh)

Europe.- Fermor (Patrick Leigh) The Violins of Saint-Jacques, first edition, 1953; and others or or by the same (11)

1953 GBP 200.00 - 300.00 GBP 625.00
159 America.- Colony of Virginia.- Andros (Sir Edmund, colonial governor)

America.- Colony of Virginia.- Andros (Sir Edmund, colonial governor) A certificate issued at the request of Robert Paine of Essex County of of William Moseley's and Henry Dyer's deposition taken in the General Court, D.s. "Andros", "Will: Moseley" & "H D

1695 GBP 200.00 - 300.00 GBP 624.00
31 Polar.- Shackleton (Ernest H.)

Polar.- Shackleton (Ernest H.) South: the Story of Shackleton's last Expedition 1914-1917, first edition, second impression, December 1919.

1919 GBP 300.00 - 400.00 GBP 575.00
207 Fencing.- Hope (Sir William)

Fencing.- Hope (Sir William) A new, short, and easy method of fencing: or, the art of the broad and small-sword rectified and compendized, rare third edition, printed for G. Strahan, at the Golden Ball in Cornhill, 1744.

1744 GBP 300.00 - 400.00 GBP 575.00
7 Asia.- Stein (Sir Marc Aurel)

Asia.- Stein (Sir Marc Aurel) On Ancient Central-Asian Tracks, first edition, 1933.

1933 GBP 200.00 - 300.00 GBP 550.00
191 Bible, English.-

Bible, English.- , The Bible: that is, the Holy Scriptures conteined in the Olde and Newe Testament, London [i.e. Amsterdam], by the Deputies of Christopher Barker [i.e. J.F. Stam], 1599.

1599 i.e. ?1639 GBP 200.00 - 300.00 GBP 525.00
  • <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.
  • <center><b>Antikvariat Bryggen<br>Collectible Books:<br>Spanning 500 Years<br>Online until 23 November</b>
    <b>Antikvariat Bryggen, now to 23 Nov:</b> HOMER. <i>Batrachomyiomachia,</i> Paris, 1507. [EARLY & RARE EDITION!]. €3,600 to €5,400.
    <b>Antikvariat Bryggen, now to 23 Nov:</b> [Nordic] JACOB RIETER & JOHANNES SENN. <i>Danske Nationale Klædedragter.</i> [Danish National Costumes, very rare plate book]. €3,600 to €4,500.
    <b>Antikvariat Bryggen, now to 23 Nov:</b> [History / Maps] JACQUES BONGARS. <i>Gesta dei per Francos</i> [Crusader history & rare maps]. Exceptional provenance! €2,700 to €3,600.
    <center><b>Antikvariat Bryggen<br>Collectible Books:<br>Spanning 500 Years<br>Online until 23 November</b>
    <b>Antikvariat Bryggen, now to 23 Nov:</b> [Travel – China ] - NIEUHOF & MONTANUS. <i>An embassy from the East-India Company,</i> 1673 /1671. €2,700 to €3,600.
    <b>Antikvariat Bryggen, now to 23 Nov:</b> [Art & Plate Books] MATISSE, Signed, 1947. Repli. [Linocuts, woodcuts & lithograps]. €1,800 to €2,700.
    <b>Antikvariat Bryggen, now to 23 Nov:</b> JONATHAN SWIFT. <i>Gulliver’s Travels,</i> 1726 1st edition [Teerink “B”]. PROVENANCE: Sir Francis Burdett. €2,700 to €3,600.
    <center><b>Antikvariat Bryggen<br>Collectible Books:<br>Spanning 500 Years<br>Online until 23 November</b>
    <b>Antikvariat Bryggen, now to 23 Nov:</b> RUDYARD KIPLING. <i>The Jungle Book</i> [and] <i>The Second Jungle Book,</i> 1st editions, 1894-1895. €1,800 to €2,700.
    <b>Antikvariat Bryggen, now to 23 Nov:</b> [Prophecies / Predictions]. <i>Mirabilis Liber,</i> app. 1533. [PELLICAN-edition]. €1,800 to €2,700.
    <b>Antikvariat Bryggen, now to 23 Nov:</b> [Nordic] DAHLBERG. <i>Suecia Antiqva et Hodierna,</i> app. 1667-1716, [Sweden - 352 plates]. €1,800 to €2,700.
    <center><b>Antikvariat Bryggen<br>Collectible Books:<br>Spanning 500 Years<br>Online until 23 November</b>
    <b>Antikvariat Bryggen, now to 23 Nov:</b> [Theology] GISBERTUS VOETIUS. <i>Selectarum Disputationum Theologicarum I-V,</i> 1648- 1669. [With the plates]. €1,350 to €2,250.
    <b>Antikvariat Bryggen, now to 23 Nov:</b> [Theology] GISBERTUS VOETIUS. <i>Politicae Ecclesiasticae,</i> 1663- 1676. [complete 3 parts in 4 vols.]. €1,350 to €2,250.
    <b>Antikvariat Bryggen, now to 23 Nov:</b> [History] FROBEN, Basel, 1545-1559. [Colombus’ discovery of America, Alexander the Great, Roman Empire with numerous full page wood cuts]. €1,350 to €1,800.
  • <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>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
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