• <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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Moreshet Auctions

Auction Info

Auction Name
Kodesh books, Hassidic books, Rabbinical letters, Manuscripts, Judaika objects and more
Auction Date
10/21/2020 - 10/21/2020
Sale Number
#34
Total Lots
166
Sold Lots
94
Lots Sold
56.63%
Unsold Lots
72
Total Sales (USD)
24,040.35
Low Estimate of Lots Sold (USD)
14,170.00
High Estimate of Lots Sold (USD)
28,340.00
Low Estimate of All Lots (USD)
37,430.00
High Estimate of All Lots (USD)
74,860.00
Total Sales as a % of High Est.
32.11%

Top twenty by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
112

Miniature manuscript on parchment, additions for a siddur of nusach Sefard—Italy, 15/16th century, original leather binding

15/16th century USD 800.00 - 1,600.00 USD 1,476.00
222

Letter signed by the Rayatz of Lubavitch, with a blessing for success in a court case and parnasa, with rare signature featuring the Rayatz’s full name. Leningrad, Adar 1927

1927 USD 1,000.00 - 2,000.00 USD 1,476.00
74

Sefer Torah with a blue velvet cover in an interesting script.

USD 800.00 - 1,600.00 USD 984.00
124

Signature and glosses of Rabbi Betzalel Ransburg on the work Kos HaYeshuot of the Rashashach—a foundational work, first edition from the author’s lifetime, Frankfurt-am-Mein 1711.

1711 USD 500.00 - 1,000.00 USD 984.00
78

Lot of 45 pairs of tefillin.

USD 100.00 - 200.00 USD 922.50
81

Lot of around 250 mezuzot scrolls written in sofer script on parchment.

USD 100.00 - 200.00 USD 738.00
215

Letter from the Rebbe with guidance and reinforcement for the administrators of the Agudat Tikvat Hayyim in Jerusalem, signed by the secretary. Av, 1962

1962 USD 100.00 - 200.00 USD 738.00
190

A segula book: Noam Elimelech, chassidut, early edition. Russia-Poland 1820

1820 USD 500.00 - 1,000.00 USD 615.00
207

Rare: Sefer Tanya with Igeret HaKodesh—Lemberg 1860, with handwritten corrections.

1860 USD 500.00 - 1,000.00 USD 615.00
122

Manuscript, 60 pages of chiddushei torah from the Maharam Shik. Hungary, 19th century

19th century USD 300.00 - 600.00 USD 584.25
73

Sefer Torah Ashkenazi (Beit Yosef) wrapped around etzei hayyim. 19th century.

19th century. USD 400.00 - 800.00 USD 522.75
198

“Such a holy book is protection form his home for him and his descendants” Segulah book – Ateret Tiferet Yisrael – Lublin 1875

1875 USD 300.00 - 600.00 USD 522.75
216

Letter from the Rebbe with the blessing “for a Talmud Torah with Yirat Shamayim” signed by the secretary—Shvat 1965.

1965 USD 100.00 - 200.00 USD 461.25
129

Sefer Sha’arei Tzedek by the Chayei Adam, first edition Vilna 1812—copy owned by Rabbi Haim 

1812 USD 350.00 - 700.00 USD 430.50
165

Rare: Sefer Meshivat Nafesh (with the Tikkun Klali) by Rabbi Nachman of Breslev. First edition, Lemberg 1902

1902 USD 100.00 - 200.00 USD 430.50
76

Lot of more than 80 sefer torah parchment scrolls in Ashkenazi handwriting, some with an interesting script. Various periods.

Various periods. USD 200.00 - 400.00 USD 399.75
80

Miniature Megillat Ruth, Ashkenazi sofer script on white gvil parchment. 19th century.

19th century. USD 300.00 - 600.00 USD 399.75
172

Rare: Mei HaShiloach [Izhvitza] (chassidut)—first edition, Vienna 1860, with rare rear jacket

1860 USD 80.00 - 160.00 USD 399.75
32

Rare, limited edition: Dvir Ephraim—New Orleans 1926.

1926 USD 300.00 - 600.00 USD 369.00
179

Ach Pri Tevuah (Liska), two sections (chassidut)—first edition, Munkatch 1875

1875 USD 100.00 - 200.00 USD 369.00
  • <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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