• <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.
  • <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>December Sale<br>December 5, 2020</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> SHERBURNE, BRANTZ, and WIRGMAN. The Original Drawings of the First Modern Scientific Survey of the Patapsco River and Chesapeake Bay. $350,000 to $500,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> LAFON, Barthelemy. The Earliest Comprehensive Survey of Louisiana and its Adjacent Regions. $350,000 to $450,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> Giacomo GASTALDI. The Most Important Renaissance Wall Map of Asia Published in the 16th Century – with all four sheets having full margins. $300,000 to $400,000.
    <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>December Sale<br>December 5, 2020</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> CAO, Junyi. The Most Important Map of China to Come to Market in 50 Years. One of only three known copies of the last Ming Dynasty world map. $325,000 to $375,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> ORTELIUS, Abraham. Ortelius Atlas Spanish 1588 Magnificently Rich Original Hand Color in Full. $225,000 to $350,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> An Exceptionally Fine and Historically Important Manuscript Map Showing the Origins of Texas in the 19th Century. $250,000 to $350,000.
    <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>December Sale<br>December 5, 2020</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> PRICE, William and BONNER, John. Map of Boston 1769. $225,000 to $325,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> John James AUDUBON. Audubon’s Brilliant Icon, That Has Never Been Equaled for Drama. $150,000 to $250,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> Pierre-Joseph REDOUTE. Original Watercolor, Red Lily. $175,000 to $250,000.
    <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>December Sale<br>December 5, 2020</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> John James AUDUBON. The Most Famous Image of a Bird in All of History. $150,000 to $200,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> Martin WALDSEEMULLER. The Finest Example in Existence of Martin Waldseemuller’s Map of the New World, with Spectacular Full Original Color. $150,000 to $200,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> GORDON, Peter. The First State of the First View of Savannah: The Template for American Urban Planning. $100,000 to $150,000.

Rare Book Monthly

Articles - October - 2017 Issue

The Seattle Rare Book Fair: October 14th and 15th

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Bill Wolfe, left; Louis Collins, recumbnt

Over the weekend of October 14th and 15th in Seattle at the 1962 World’s Fair Grounds the Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair will be held as it has been over the past four decades.  The fair throughout its history has reflected the ups and downs of the rare book field, contracting occasionally, selling out in recent years.  Whatever the year brings, this show has and continues to hang out the welcome mat to a changing field that, for decades has been moving from Main Street to the Web and to book fairs such as this event that reflect the new world order supported by databases such as Abebooks and Rare Book Hub.  We know much more about the material anymore but know much less about the dealers to whom we occasionally send 4 and 5 figure checks.  At shows we meet the people on the other side of the counter, can compare their descriptions with their examples, and sometimes negotiate.

 

Robert Rulon-Miller, a long-time exhibitor at this fair calls it “an important event.  I’ve had some wonderful years here.  The truth is you never know what you’ll sell but I always find the buying very good.”

 

The established promoter, Louis Collins, for the past few years has co-produced this event with a thirty-something, Bill Wolfe, who has, over the years become a rare book guy himself.  When I asked Louis about the future he said, “You can call me the present and Bill the future.”

 

So put this event on your calendar.  If you are in the field, have a heartbeat, and are within a few hundred miles we’ll expect to see you there.

 

Days and Hours

 

Saturday, October 14th:  10am-6pm

Sunday, October 15th:  11am-4pm

 

Admission is $5.00 and is good for both days

 

Here is a list of exhibitors:

 

 

Participant Address     Location
Aardvark Books PO Box 5252 Eugene  OR 104
ABAA Pacific NW Chapter  2143 NW Highway 101 Lincoln City  OR  
abebooks.com 655 Tyee Rd, Ste 500 Victoria  BC  
Annette & Larry Hancks Booksellers 4169 Eaton St Kansas City  KS 309
Anthology Booksellers 9405 NE Hancock Dr Portland OR 808
Antiquariat Botanicum 1113 Bridgeview Dr Lynden WA D
Arundel Books 212  1st Ave S Seattle WA 210/209
Asian Steppes 1443 McAllister St San Francisco CA  802
Avant Retro  5855 13th St Sacramento CA 602
B & L Rootenberg Books PO Box 5049 Sherman Oaks  CA 506
B Brown & Associates 3534 Stone Way N Seattle WA 102
Back of Beyond Books 83 N Main Moab UT 207
Barbara Mader Children's Books 4816 95th Ave W University Place  WA  408
Barbarossa Books  5660 NE Tolo Rd Bainbridge Island WA 206
Bauman Rare Books 1608 Walnut St, 19th Floor Philadelphia PA A
Ben Kinmont Bookseller 684 North Main St Sebastopol CA 107
Blakeney Griffin Booksellers LTD 15 Stratton St  London   507
Book Arts Guild 515 N 49th Seattle WA T1
Book Club of Washington PO Box 12314 Seattle WA T3
Books as Issued  Po Box 7176 Petaluma  CA 805
Booktryst  133SE Ford St McMinnville OR 407
Carl Mautz Vintage Photography 329 Bridgeway  Nevada City  CA 509
Carpe Diem Fine Books 245 Pearl St Monterey CA 609
Charles Seluzicki Fine Books 3733 NE 24th Ave Portland OR 103
Chet Ross Rare Books PO Box 200 Southworth WA 302
Columbia Basin Books 7210 Helmick Rd Monmouth OR 404
Cultural Images 8890 NW Ash St Portland OR 706
David Morrison Books  1420-A SE  37th Ave  Portland OR 807
David Spilman Fine Books  PO Box 577 Sebastopol  CA 106
E.C. Rare Books  1455 Crown St North Vancouver BC 504
Easton's Books 701 S 1st St Mount Vernon WA 702
Ed Smith Books 14283 Sunrise Dr NE Bainbridge Island WA E
Edition de Luxe 8050 13th Ave, Ste 206 Portland OR G
Elena Gallego Rare Books PO Box 15486 San Antonio  TX 310
Elk River Books 120  N. Main St  Livingston MT 106
Ephemerania 4825 Mt. Ararat Dr San Diego CA 101
Fairlook Antiques 81 1/2  S Washington St Seattle WA 108
Fantasy Illustrated PO BOX 248 Silvana  WA 401
Garcia-Garst, Booksellers 1516 N Daubenberger Rd Turlock CA 403
Giant Nerd Books  709  N. Monroe St. Spokane  WA 508
Gregor Rare Books  PO Box 1491 Langley WA 510
Horizon Books 1423 10th Ave Seattle WA 809
J. Michaels Books 160 E Broadway Eugene OR 103
James Graham, Bookseller 109 Tesori Dr Palm Desert CA 305
John Howell For Books 5205 1/2 Village Green Los Angeles CA 205
John Michael Lang Fine Books 5416 20th Ave NW Seattle WA 501
John Michael Lang Fine Books Annex  5416 20th Ave NW Seattle  WA 801
John Windle, Antiquarian Bookseller 49 Geary St #233 San Francisco CA B
Johnson Rare Books & Archives 134 N Citrus Ave Covina CA 307
Judith Rafferty Fine Art PO Box 66745  Portland OR 208
Ken Sanders Rare Books 268 South 200 East Salt Lake City UT 303
Kenneth Karmiole, Bookseller PO Box 464 Santa Monica CA 502
Live Oak Booksellers 271 Laurel Loop Langley WA 505
Louis Collins Books 13005  3rd Ave NE Seattle WA 605/606
Michael Laird Rare Books PO Box 299 Lockhart TX 406
Michael R. Thompson Rare Books 8242 W 3rd, Ste 230 Los Angeles CA 604
Michael R. Weintraub Inc. 231 West 29th St Suite 1401 NYC NY 405
Mike Maslan Vintage Posters & Photos PO Box 4099 Seattle WA 109/110
Montford Press 3741 33rd Ave SW Seattle WA T2
Montgomery Rare Books & Manuscripts  1696  SW Montgomery Drive Portland  OR 105
Nat Des Marais Rare Books PO Box 86506 Portland OR 707
Nick Adams & Co. Rare Books PO Box 189266 Sacramento CA F
Nick Aretakis Americana PO Box 4218 Manteca CA 610
Nudelman Rare Books PO Box 25339 Seattle WA 202
Pacific Coast Books 2143 NW Highway 101 Lincoln City OR 701
Peter Harrington, Antiquarian Bookseller 100 Fulham Rd London UK 409/410
Peter L. Stern & Co., Inc. 15 Court Square #101 Boston MA 603
Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books 1709 NE 27th St.  Ste G McMinnville OR C/301
Plant & Hutchison Books PO Box 1133 Cedar Ridge CA 304
R.F. Wald 5 Becket St Lake Oswego OR 601
Rare Photo Gallery 1-41 Spadina Rd Toronto  ON 708
Recollection Books 1423 10th Ave Seattle WA 810
Richard Bishop, Bookseller 1235 SE 26th Ave, Apt 7 Portland OR 503
Riverow Bookshop Inc. 187 Front St Owego  NY 607
Rob and June Edwards  PO Box 5469 Salem  OR 601
Robert Dagg Rare Books 3288 21st St #176 San Francisco CA  
Robert Fulgham Booksellers  1352 Mojave St Idaho Falls ID 306
Robert Gavora Fine & Rare Books PO Box 448 Talent OR 603
Rulon-Miller Books 400 Summit Ave St Paul MN 203
Sherburne Antiques 100 E 4th Olympia WA 709/710
Ten Pound Island Book Co. 76 Langsford St Gloucester MA 203
The Book Bin  215 SW 4th St Corvallis OR 806
The Book Lair  8 Twelve Oaks Drive Pleasanton   CA 308
The Cook Book Lady 5768 Robin Hood Dr El Sobrante CA 803
Thorn Books 5721 N. Killdeer Dr Tucson  AZ 402
Triolet Rare Books PO Box 1821 San Luis Obispo CA 307
Twice Sold Tales 1833 Harvard Ave Seattle WA  
Vashon Island Books 22100 Vashon Hwy SW Vashon  WA 804
Walkabout Books 25401  Cabot Rd Laguna Hills CA 204
White Fox Rare Books  974 Cemetery Rd West Windsor  VT H
William James Bookseller 829 Water St Port Townsend WA 608
Woodies Collectibles  1084 Sanders Drive  Moraga  CA 705
Xenophile Bibliopole  5107 S Dayton Place  Kennewick  WA  306
Zephyr Used & Rare Books PO Box 55 Vancouver WA 703/704

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  • <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.
  • <center><b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers<br>Christmas Rare Books<br>& Collectors’ Sale<br>9 December 2020</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> Joyce (James), <i>Ulysses,</i> 4to, Paris: (Shakespeare & Co.) 1922, First Edn. €7,000 to €9,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> Of the Utmost Rarity with Swift Association. Harward (Michael). <i>Philomath. A New Almanack for the Year of Our Lord,</i> 1666. €6,000 to €9,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> With Full Complement of Hand Coloured & Other Plates. Rosellini (Ippolito). <i>Monumenti dell Egitto e della Nubia,</i> Vols. I, II, & III Plate Volumes only. €5,000 to €7,000.
    <center><b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers<br>Christmas Rare Books<br>& Collectors’ Sale<br>9 December 2020</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> With Magnificent Hand Coloured Plates. [Bivort, Debabay, & others] <i>Annales de Pomologie,</i> 8 vols., folio, Brussels, 1853-1861. €4,000 to €6,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> With Very Fine Coloured Plates & Illustrations. Barbier (George) Vogel (Lucien) & others, <i>Gazette du Bon Ton - Arts-modes et frivolities, </i> 1914 to 1922. €4,000 to €6,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> “I have seen War... I hate War," Signed Presentation Copy to William C. Bullitt, Roosevelt (Franklin D.) August 14, 1936. €3,000 to €4,000.
    <center><b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers<br>Christmas Rare Books<br>& Collectors’ Sale<br>9 December 2020</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> Victorian Hostess & Horticulturist. An Important Collection Relating to Lady Dorothy Nevill (1826-1913). €2,500 to €3,200.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> Fine Original Portrait Photos of The O'Brien Ladies by Margaret Cameron. Two black and white Photos, each 8" x 10". €1,200 to €1,800.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> James Hume Nesbitt Illustrations: A collection of twelve pen and ink Drawings and Etchings intended for publication as book of illustrations for his thriller novels. €800 to €1,200.
    <center><b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers<br>Christmas Rare Books<br>& Collectors’ Sale<br>9 December 2020</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> Attributed to Kitagawa Utamavo (1753-1806). A pair of attractive colourful woodblock prints, of Court Ladies in decorative robes with numerous stamps and script. €800 to €1,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> Contemporaneous Notes from Captain Cook's Voyage Travel: [Anon] <i>Voyage to the South Sea by Mr. Banks, Mr. Parkinson and Dr. Solender, with Capt. Cooke,</i> a 7 page m/ss document. €700 to €1,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> Very Rare First U.K. Edition with Yellow Paper Band. Herbert (Frank). <i>Dune,</i> 8vo London (Victor Gollancz Ltd.) 1966. €500 to €700.
  • <center><b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Books & Works on Paper<br>Live Online<br>2 December 2020</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Dec. 2:</b> Rackham (Arthur). 'The Skein', original pen, ink and watercolour drawing. £4,000 to £6,000.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Dec. 2:</b> Vico (Giambattista). <i>Principj di una scienza nuova,</i> FIRST EDITION, Felice Mosca, Naples,1725. £8,000 to £12,000.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Dec. 2:</b> <i>Bauerkeller's New Embossed Plan of London,</i> first edition, Ackermann & Co., 1841. £1,800 to £2,200.
    <center><b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Books & Works on Paper<br>Live Online<br>2 December 2020</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Dec. 2:</b> Bible, English, Coverdale's Version, J. Nycolson, Southwark, [1535]. £6,000 to £8,000.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Dec. 2:</b> Johnson (Samuel). <i>A Dictionary of the English Langauge,</i> 2 vol., fourth edition revised by the author, folio, 1773. £800 to £1,200.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Dec. 2:</b> Orwell (George). <i>The Road to Wigan Pier,</i> first public edition, 8vo., Victor Gollancz, 1937. £1,500 to £2,000.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Dec. 2:</b> Rowling (J. K.) <i>Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone,</i> FIRST EDITION, first printing 1997. £6,000 to £8,000.

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