• <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.
  • <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.

Sothebys: American Manuscripts and Other Property from the Collection of Elsie and Philip Sang - bidstart 9/30, N10599, New York

Auction Details

Auction Report
Auction Date
10/14/2020 - 10/14/2020
Page Size: 113 items in 5 pages

Lot NumberAuthor NameBook TitlePlace PrintedYear PublishedEstimateActual Price
51PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES

Autographs of three mid-twentieth-century Presidents

Washington1953USD 800.00 - 1,200.00USD 1,008.00
52PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES

A series of presidential thank-you letters

USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00USD 756.00
53VICE PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES

A mid-century photograph of the Capitol Building, signed by seven Vice Presidents

1933 to 1969USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00USD 1,890.00
54MARTHA WASHINGTON

A fine clipped signature of Martha Washington, the first First Lady

USD 1,800.00 - 2,500.00USD 4,032.00
55MARTHA WASHINGTON

A fine clipped signature of Martha Washington, the first First Lady

USD 1,800.00 - 2,500.00USD 6,048.00
56ABIGAIL ADAMS

AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED ("ABIGAIL ADAMS") AS FIRST LADY TO MRS. ELBRIDGE (ANN THOMPSON) GERRY, INFORMING HER OF HER HUSBAND'S ARRIVAL IN PARIS AS A SPECIAL DIPLOMATIC COMMISSIONER

Philadelphia1797USD 8,000.00 - 12,000.00USD 8,820.00
57DOROTHY TODD PAYNE MADISON ("DOLLEY")

In a letter written two years after her husband's death, Dolley Madison seeks assistance with the publication of his notes from the Constitutional Convention

Washington1838USD 1,500.00 - 2,000.00USD 1,512.00
58DOROTHY TODD PAYNE MADISON ("DOLLEY")

An autograph quotation by Dolley Madison of an evidently original philosophical meditation

Washington, 29 February1848USD 600.00 - 800.00USD 504.00
59DOROTHY TODD PAYNE MADISON ("DOLLEY")

An autograph quotation by Dolley Madison of her husband’s "Toast … for the 4th of July 1798"

Washington1848USD 1,200.00 - 1,800.00USD 1,386.00
60LOUISA CATHERINE ADAMS

Former First Lady Louisa Catherine Adams writes to her brother-in-law about the progress of the Mexican–American War

Quincy1847USD 700.00 - 1,000.00USD 630.00
61RACHEL JACKSON & ANDREW JACKSON

Rachel and Andrew Jackson reassign a portion of land that they had received as representatives of her father's estate

Nashville?1824USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00USD 6,930.00
62JULIA GARDINER TYLER

Two letters by Julia Gardiner Tyler, the former First Lady and second wife of President John Tyler

Georgetown, D.c.1872USD 800.00 - 1,200.00USD 630.00
63JANE MEANS PIERCE

A melancholy letter by a reclusive First Lady

Washington1853USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00USD 2,142.00
64MARY TODD LINCOLN

A White House invitation from First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln

Executive Mansion1862USD 5,000.00 - 7,000.00USD 5,040.00
65ELIZA MCCARDLE JOHNSON, ANDREW JOHNSON, & MARTHA JOHNSON PATTERSON

Calling cards of President and First Lady Andrew Johnson, as well as of Martha Johnson Patterson, their daughter and White House hostess, each with an autograph inscription

Washington1865?1869USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00Not Sold
66LUCRETIA R. GARFIELD

Lucretia Garfield sends an encouraging, albeit mistaken, report of her husband's recovery from an assassination attempt to Queen Victoria

Washington,1881USD 3,500.00 - 5,000.00USD 3,528.00
67ELLEN LEWIS HERNDON ARTHUR

An intriguing letter by Ellen Arthur, one of the rarest of presidential spouses, providing a glimpse at the Conkling patronage machine

New York 1871?1878USD 800.00 - 1,200.00USD 630.00
68CAROLINE SCOTT HARRISON

Caroline Harrison praises the United States and excoriates Congress, while pledging to assist a jeweler in placing a commemorative suite in the Smithsonian

Washington1892USD 1,500.00 - 2,000.00Not Sold
69CAROLINE SCOTT HARRISON & MARY LORD HARRISON

Letters by both of President Benjamin Harrison's wives

Washington1884USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00Not Sold
70EDITH KERMIT ROOSEVELT

Edith Roosevelt writes of her husband's campaign for Vice President and of family life in the White House

Oyster Bay, New York1900USD 700.00 - 1,000.00Not Sold
71FLORENCE KLING HARDING

Florence Harding apprises her brother of life on the campaign trail—and in the White House

Marion, Ohio1920USD 2,500.00 - 3,500.00USD 2,394.00
72GRACE AND CALVIN COOLIDGE

A very uncommon White House letter signed by both First Lady and President Coolidge

Washington1929USD 1,800.00 - 2,500.00Not Sold
73ELEANOR ROOSEVELT

Signed first edition of Eleanor Roosevelt's autobiography, This I Remember, accompanied by 3 letters

NEW YORK1949USD 700.00 - 1,000.00USD 1,008.00
74MAMIE DOUD EISENHOWER & DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER

Thank-you letters from the Eisenhowers to the Sangs

Denver, Colorado1955USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00Not Sold
75FIRST LADIES OF THE UNITED STATES: NINETEENTH CENTURY

A collection of correspondence from various United States First Ladies, 1878-1896

1878USD 3,000.00 - 4,000.00USD 3,024.00
  • <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>
  • <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.
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