• <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.
  • <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>

Freemans: Books and Manuscripts, 1689, Philadelphia

Auction Details

Auction Report
Auction Date
11/12/2020 - 11/12/2020
Page Size: 232 items in 10 pages

Lot NumberAuthor NameBook TitlePlace PrintedYear PublishedEstimateActual Price
1

[African-Americana], Civil Rights Movement Mini-Archive

Various placesca. 1940-81USD 300.00 - 500.00USD 520.00
2

[African-Americana] [Liberia], American Colonization Society Mini-Archive

USD 300.00 - 500.00USD 688.00
3 Rankin, John

[African-Americana] Rankin, John, Letters on American Slavery, Addressed to Mr. Thomas Rankin, Merchant at Middlebrook, Augusta Co., Va

Boston1833USD 300.00 - 500.00USD 780.00
4

[African-Americana], Group of 3 Newspapers with African-American Content

USD 200.00 - 300.00USD 125.00
5 Bancroft, George

[Americana] Bancroft, George, History of the United States, From the Discovery of the American Continent

Boston1844USD 300.00 - 500.00USD 188.00
6 [Burr, Aaron] Robertson, David

[Americana] [Burr, Aaron] Robertson, David, Reports of the Trials of Colonel Aaron Burr...for Treason...

Philadelphia1808USD 150.00 - 250.00USD 281.00
7

[Americana], The Caxton School Series Portable Learning Cabinet

Philadelphia1894USD 500.00 - 800.00USD 1,063.00
8

[Americana], Compagnie de colonisation Americaine. Action de 100 Acres de Terres dans les Etats de Virginie et de Kentucky...

Paris, July 11820USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00USD 875.00
9 Davis, Jefferson, and Varina Davis

[Americana] Davis, Jefferson, and Varina Davis, Group of 2 Autograph Letters, signed

USD 800.00 - 1,200.00USD 1,040.00
10 Ellsworth, Oliver

[Americana] Ellsworth, Oliver, 2 Autograph Documents, signed

Hartford, Connecticut1776USD 300.00 - 500.00USD 281.00
11 Fiske, John

[Americana] Fiske, John, The American Revolution

Boston and New York1901USD 150.00 - 250.00USD 375.00
12 Hamilton, Alexander, et al.

[Americana] Hamilton, Alexander, et al., The Federalist, on the New Constitution...

New-York1802USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00USD 6,875.00
13 Marshall, John

[Americana] Marshall, John, Autograph Document, signed

Fauquier County, Virginia1801USD 1,500.00 - 2,500.00USD 2,750.00
14 Sherman, William Tecumseh

[Americana] Sherman, William Tecumseh, Cut Signature

1889USD 200.00 - 300.00USD 488.00
15 Tipping, H. Avray

[Architecture] Tipping, H. Avray, English Homes

London, etc.1920-27USD 400.00 - 600.00USD 250.00
16 Tipping, H. Avray, et al.

[Architecture] Tipping, H. Avray, et al., Group of 7 volumes on English Country Life

USD 250.00 - 350.00USD 156.00
17 Benton, Thomas Hart

[Art] Benton, Thomas Hart, Autograph Note and Photograph, signed

1943USD 200.00 - 300.00USD 156.00
18 Chagall, Marc

[Art] Chagall, Marc, Bible

Paris1956USD 1,200.00 - 1,800.00USD 2,000.00
19 Chagall, Marc

[Art] Chagall, Marc, Drawings for the Bible

New York1960USD 800.00 - 1,200.00USD 1,750.00
20 Chagall, Marc

[Art] Chagall, Marc, The Lithographs of Marc Chagall, Volumes 2 & 3

Monte Carlo1963USD 400.00 - 700.00USD 500.00
21

[Art], 1950-Improvisations, Spring Fantasia

New York1950USD 200.00 - 300.00USD 156.00
22 Knox, Bob

[Art] Knox, Bob, Prospective New Yorker Cover Art

No place, no date (ca. late 1980s/early 1990s)USD 500.00 - 800.00Not Sold
23 Munch, Edvard

[Art] Munch, Edvard, Autograph Letter, signed

Kragero (Norway), no date. USD 800.00 - 1,200.00USD 2,860.00
24 Peale, Rembrandt

[Art] Peale, Rembrandt, Autograph Letter, signed

(Philadelphia)1848USD 800.00 - 1,200.00USD 625.00
25 Van Gogh, Vincent

[Art] Van Gogh, Vincent, The Complete Letters of Vincent Van Gogh...

Greenwich, Connecticut1958USD 200.00 - 300.00USD 406.00
  • <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
  • <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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