• <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.
  • <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>

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
76FIRST LADIES OF THE UNITED STATES: TWENTIETH CENTURY

A collection of correspondence and ephemera from various United States First Ladies, 1911-1983

 1911-1983USD 1,800.00 - 2,500.00USD 1,764.00
77AMERICAN SONG-SHEET

A curious American song-sheet coupling a mourning song for George Washington with the another sentimental song of loss

CA. 1810–1812USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00Not Sold
78STEPHEN C. FOSTER

Autograph music manuscript signed ("S. C. Foster") of "Maggie By My Side," from the collection of Harry Houdini

Pittsburgh?ca.1852USD 60,000.00 - 80,000.00Not Sold
79GEORGE GERSHWIN

George Gershwin, "terribly lonesome," writes while touring with Ladies First.

Baltimore1918)USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00USD 4,788.00
80GEORGE GERSHWIN

Signed and inscribed photo with musical quotation to Maxie Rosenzweig, who first inspired him to become a musician

New Yorkca.1924USD 3,500.00 - 5,000.00USD 5,670.00
81GEORGE GERSHWIN

A signed presentation copy George Gershwin's masterpiece, Rhapsody in Blue.

NEW YORKCA. 1927USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00USD 5,670.00
82GEORGE GERSHWIN

Gershwin expresses interest in writing an article for a new magazine being published in Philadelphia

New York1929USD 1,500.00 - 2,500.00USD 1,512.00
83GEORGE GERSHWIN

George Gershwin's Song-Book, limited edition, signed by the composer

NEW YORK1932USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00USD 2,520.00
84

Autograph music manuscript of George and Ira Gershwin's "Who Cares?" from the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Of Thee I Sing.

New York?ca.1930–31USD 20,000.00 - 30,000.00USD 44,100.00
85GEORGE GERSHWIN

George Gershwin writes to his music teacher, describing his progress with Porgy and Bess

New York1935USD 2,500.00 - 3,500.00USD 3,024.00
86GEORGE GERSHWIN

Contract signed by Gershwin and others for the original production of Porgy and Bess

New York1935USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00USD 15,120.00
87GEORGE GERSHWIN

Letter agreement for performances of Porgy and Bess in Europe, signed by George Gershwin and his collaborators.

New Yorkc.1935–1936USD 1,500.00 - 2,500.00USD 3,276.00
88IRA GERSHWIN

Ira Gershwin comments on a letter he wrote under George's name

Philadelphia1926USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00USD 2,016.00
89OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN II

Oscar Hammerstein II. Autograph fair copy of the lyrics for "Ol' Man River" and other material

Doylestown, Pennsylvania1941USD 7,000.00 - 10,000.00USD 20,160.00
90COLE PORTER

Cole Porter. Typescript with manuscript emendations of "Always True to You in My Fashion" from Kiss Me, Kate

Los Angeles?1948USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00USD 3,276.00
91YANKEE DOODLE

First known American sheet-music edition of "Yankee Doodle," 1796

PHILADELPHIA AND NEW YORK1796USD 800.00 - 1,200.00USD 2,394.00
92

A Miscellany of American composers, including Irving Berlin, Leonard Bernstein, and others

USD 1,200.00 - 1,800.00USD 2,520.00
93

A 1774 handbill calling for a meeting of patriotic New Yorkers

NEW YORK1774USD 1,500.00 - 2,000.00USD 6,048.00
94BATTLE OF THE ALAMO

An unreliable report of the Battle of the Alamo, printed more than month after the massacre, demonstrating the limits of communication in the nineteenth century

VINCENNES, IOWA1836USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00USD 756.00
95BENJAMIN BUTLER

Benjamin Butler's infamous General Order No. 28 regarding "the women (calling themselves ladies) of New Orleans"

 NEW ORLEANS1862USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00USD 4,788.00
96WILLIAM F. CODY ("BUFFALO BILL")

William F. Cody responds to the tenacious "Dr." Joseph Kossuth Dixon, declining to bring Buffalo Bill's Wild West show to Denver

Minneapolis1908USD 1,000.00 - 2,000.00USD 1,134.00
97JACOB DUCHÉ

A printed broadside letter and an autograph letter by Jacob Duché, erstwhile official chaplain to Congress

Germantown1776USD 8,000.00 - 12,000.00USD 10,080.00
98THOMAS ALVA EDISION

A personal check signed by Thomas Alva Edison

1913USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00USD 1,134.00
99ALBERT EINSTEIN

A cosmological aphorism signed by Albert Einstein

USD 1,500.00 - 2,000.00USD 40,320.00
100ELIZABETH II, QUEEN OF ENGLAND, & PRINCE PHILIP, DUKE OF EDINBURGH

A signed portrait of Elizabeth II from her coronation

USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00USD 2,016.00
  • <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>Firsts Online Rare Book Fair<br> 27 November to 2 December<br><br> Presented by the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association</b>
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