Kedem Auctions Ltd.: Rare and Important Items: A Two Part Auction , 69, Jerusalem

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Auction Report
Auction Date
12/03/2019 - 12/03/2019
Page Size: 229 items in 10 pages

Lot NumberAuthor NameBook TitlePlace PrintedYear PublishedEstimateActual Price

Miniature Torah Scroll/ Velvet Mantle with Gold Embroidery and Rhinestones

Poland19th Century Europe; 20th CenturyUSD 10,000.00 - 20,000.00Not Sold

Illuminated Parchment Esther Scroll

Italy18th CenturyUSD 20,000.00 - 25,000.00USD 12,300.00

Large, Illuminated Esther Scroll

Hungary and Eretz Israel19th CenturyUSD 5,000.00 - 8,000.00Not Sold

Parchment Esther Scroll

USD 8,000.00 - 10,000.00USD 8,610.00

Ornamented Parchment Manuscript

Eiwanowitz18th CenturyUSD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00USD 2,706.00

Birkat Kohanim Amulet

Italy18th/19th CenturyUSD 2,000.00 - 4,000.00USD 1,230.00

Manuscript Ilan Sefirot

18th/19th CenturyUSD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00USD 2,706.00

Illuminated Parchment Ketubah

Ancona1741USD 4,000.00 - 5,000.00USD 3,690.00

Manuscript, VeYiten Lecha Prayer for Motzaei Shabbat

Italy19th CenturyUSD 3,000.00 - 4,000.00USD 2,706.00

Illustrated Parchment Manuscript

Pápa1833USD 12,000.00 - 20,000.00USD 12,300.00

Sephardic Manuscript

14th/15th CenturyUSD 4,000.00 - 5,000.00USD 5,166.00


Yemen14th/15th CenturyUSD 4,000.00 - 5,000.00USD 10,455.00
13Rabbi Yaakov Yisrael Algazi

Homily Handwritten by Rabbi Yaakov Yisrael Algazi

Jerusalem1742USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00USD 2,337.00
14 Rabbi Chaim Vital

Manuscript, Otzerot Chaim by Rabbi Chaim Vital

Europe18th CenturyUSD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00USD 4,182.00
15the Steipler

Collection of Draft Leaves Handwritten by the Steipler

USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00USD 4,182.00
16Rabbi Meir Margolies

Certificate of Appointment for Rabbi Meir Margolies, Author of Meir Netivim, Disciple of the Baal Shem Tov and One of His "Sixty Warriors", as Rabbi of Ostroh

Ostroh1777USD 120,000.00 - 150,000.00Not Sold
17 Rabbi Natan of Breslov

Leaf Handwritten by Rabbi Natan of Breslov (Moharnat)

USD 18,000.00 - 22,000.00USD 14,760.00
18Rebbe Ze'ev Wolf of Strikov and Rebbe Dov Berish of Biala

Two Letters From Rebbe Ze'ev Wolf of Strikov and Rebbe Dov Berish of Biala

USD 30,000.00 - 40,000.00Not Sold
19R. Yitzchak Yaakov

Letter of Good Year Wishes from the First Rebbe of Biala, R. Yitzchak Yaakov Author of Divrei Bina

1886USD 15,000.00 - 20,000.00Not Sold
20Rebbe Mordechai Dov Twersky of Hornostaipil

Letter Signed by Rebbe Mordechai Dov Twersky of Hornostaipil, Son-in-Law of the Divrei Chaim

USD 15,000.00 - 20,000.00Not Sold

Manuscript, Torah Novellae from Leading Polish Torah Scholars

Zdu?ska Wola1892USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00Not Sold
22 R. David Sperber

Lengthy and Interesting Halachic Responsum from R. David Sperber Rabbi of Bra?ov

Bra?ov1945USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00Not Sold

Photograph of the Rebbe of Belz

USD 2,000.00 - 6,000.00USD 5,166.00
24 Baal Shem of Michelstadt Rabbi Zekel Leib Wormser

Lengthy Letter Handwritten and Signed by the Baal Shem of Michelstadt Rabbi Zekel Leib Wormser

Michelstadt1845USD 50,000.00 - 60,000.00Not Sold
25Rabbi Yaakov Tzvi Mecklenburg

Approbation Signed by Rabbi Yaakov Tzvi Mecklenburg Author of HaKetav VehaKabbalah

USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00Not Sold
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 20:</b> Jane Austen, <i>Sense and Sensibility: A Novel, By a Lady,</i> 3 volumes, London, 1811. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 20:</b> Virginia Woolf, <i>Kew Gardens,</i> limited edition, signed by Woolf & Bell, London, 1927. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 20:</b> <i>[Arabian Nights],</i> Calcutta II version, 4 volumes, Calcutta & London, 1839-1842. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 20:</b> Princess Diana, 6 ALS to <i>Harper’s Bazaar</i> editor, anticipating Christie’s sale of her dresses for charity, 1995-97. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 20:</b> Jane Austen, <i>Emma,</i> first edition, London, 1816. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 20:</b> Hirohito & Nagako, Emperor & Empress of Japan, 2 photographs signed, showing Nagako in kimono & obi bearing the imperial seal. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 20:</b> Princess Diana, 6 autograph letters signed to <i>Harper’s Bazaar</i> editor Elizabeth Tilberis, anticipating Christie’s announcement of a sale of her dresses for charity, 1995-97. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 20:</b> Sarojini Naidu, complete galley proof of <i>The Broken Wing</i> signed with several holograph pages & an autograph letter signed to writer Edmund Gosse, 1916. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 20:</b> Fernando Pessoa, <i>Mensagem,</i> first edition, presentation copy, signed & inscribed, Lisbon, 1934. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 20:</b> Graham Greene, <i>The Basement Room,</i> first edition, Greene’s personal copy, signed with annotations throughout, London, 1935. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 20:</b> Abraham Lincoln, partly-printed document signed, call for troops issued during America’s first national draft just days before the NYC draft riots, 1863. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 20:</b><br><i>Les Chansons de Bilitis</i> by Pierre Louÿs, illustrated by George Barbier & F.L. Schmied, Paris, 1922. $8,000 to $12,000.
  • <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Helvelius. Two Autograph Letters Signed to Francis Aston, Royal Society Secretary, noting his feud with Robert Hooke, 5 pp total, 1685. $70,000 to $100,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Newton, Isaac. Autograph manuscript on God, 4 pp, c.1710, "In the beginning was the Word...."?$100,000 to $150,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. First edition, first issue. Untrimmed copy in contemporary boards. $30,000 to $50,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Lincoln, Abraham. Signed photograph, beardless portrait with Civil War provenance. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> IMPEACHMENT. Original engrossed copy of the first Andrew Johnson impeachment resolution vote. $120,000 to $180,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Mucha, Alphonse. 11 original pencil drawings for?<i>Andelicek z Baroku,</i> "Litte Baroque Angel," Prague, 1929. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Einstein, Albert. Annotated Galley Proofs for <i>The Meaning of Relativity.</i> 1921. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Silverstein, Shel. Original maquette for <i>The Giving Tree,</i> 34 original drawings. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Roth, Philip. Typed Manuscript with substantial autograph corrections for an unpublished sequel to <i>The Breast.</i> $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Taupin, Bernie. Autograph Manuscript, the original draft of lyrics for Elton John's "Candle in the Wind," 2 pp, 1973. $100,000 to $150,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> HARVEY, WILLIAM. <i>De Motu Cordis et Sanguinis in Animalibus Anatomica Exercitatio.</i> Padua: 1643. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> CESALPINO, ANDREA. <i>Peripateticarum Quaestionum Libri Quinque.</i> Venice: 1571. $30,000 to $40,000.
  • <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> Leon TOLSTOÏ. <i>Anna Karenina.</i> Moscou, 1878. First and full edition of the Russian novel, in the author’s language.<br>Est. 3 000 / 4 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> Mark TWAIN. <i>Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's comrade).</i> New York, 1885. First American edition.<br>Est. 5 000 / 6 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> Walt WHITMAN. <i>Leaves of Grass.</i> Brooklyn, New York, 1856. Second edition gathering 32 poems. Est. 3 000 / 4 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> Karen BLIXEN. <i>Out of Africa.</i> Londres, 1937. First edition in the UK, before Danish translation and American release.<br>Est. 1 500 / 2 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> Ernest HEMINGWAY. <i>A Farewell to Arms.</i> New York, 1929. First edition with $2.50 on the dust and A on the copyright page.<br>Est. 2 000 / 3 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> James JOYCE. <i>Ulysses.</i> Paris, Shakespeare and Company, 1922. First edition published by Sylvia Beach. Est. 3 000 / 4 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> James JOYCE. <i>Dubliners.</i> Londres, 1914. First edition. Nice copy in publisher’s cardboard. Est. 2 000 / 3 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> Franz KAFKA. 8 novels in German first edition, published in München, Leipzig and Berlin 1916-1931. Est. from 300 / 400 to 2 000 / 3 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> David Herbert LAWRENCE. <i>Lady Chatterley's Lover.</i> Florence, 1928. Privately printed first edition. Est. 4 000 / 5 000 €
    John STEINBECK. <i>The Grapes of Wrath.</i> New York, 1939. First edition. Nice copy with $2.75 on the cover. Est. 1 000 / 1 200 €
  • <center><b>Cowan’s Auctions<br>The Road West: The Steve Turner Collection of African Americana<br>February 20, 2020</b>
    <br>Cowan’s, Feb. 20:</b> Harriet Tubman Cabinet Card by H.S. Squyer, Auburn, NY, 1892. $10,000 to $15,000
    <br>Cowan’s, Feb. 20:</b> Scarce <i>Events of the Tulsa Disaster,</i> First Edition, 1922. $4,000 to $6,000
    <br>Cowan’s, Feb. 20:</b> Unpublished CDV of Frederick Douglass by Benjamin F. Smith, 1864. $3,000 to $5,000
    <center><b>Cowan’s Auctions<br>The Road West: The Steve Turner Collection of African Americana<br>February 20, 2020</b>
    <br>Cowan’s, Feb. 20:</b> California Imprint of <i>President Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation</i> Broadside, 1864. $10,000 to $15,000
    <br>Cowan’s, Feb. 20:</b> John C.H. Grabill Cabinet Card of Buffalo Soldier Wearing Buffalo Coat, ca 1886. $8,000 to $10,000
    <br>Cowan’s, Feb. 20:</b> Rare <i>What Mrs. Fisher Knows About Old Southern Cooking,</i> 2nd Cookbook Published by African American. $6,000 to $8,000
    <center><b>Cowan’s Auctions<br>The Road West: The Steve Turner Collection of African Americana<br>February 20, 2020</b>
    <br>Cowan’s, Feb. 20:</b> Frederick Douglass Walking Stick, 1888. $3,000 to $5,000
    <br>Cowan’s, Feb. 20:</b> Only Known Slave Narrative Published Independently in California, <i>Life and Adventures of James Williams.</i> $2,000 to $4,000
    <br>Cowan’s, Feb. 20:</b> Rare First Edition of History of Black Literature, Abbé Grégoire <i>De La Littérature des Nègres</i>. $2,500 to $3,000
    <center><b>Cowan’s Auctions<br>The Road West: The Steve Turner Collection of African Americana<br>February 20, 2020</b>
    <br>Cowan’s, Feb. 20:</b> African American Soldier and Medal of Honor Winner Christian A. Fleetwood CDV, PLUS. $8,000 to $10,000
    <br>Cowan’s, Feb. 20:</b> Jack Johnson vs. Jim Jeffries Pennant, 1910 Reno, Nevada. $2,000 to $4,000
    <br>Cowan’s, Feb. 20:</b> Joe Gans Photograph at 1906 Goldfield, Nevada Fight by Percy Dana. $600 to $800
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