Consignments for Auction Sales of Autumn 2023 welcome
Remarkable hammer prices from past auctions:
Autumn Sales 2022: Consignment offers welcome
Auction Sales 205-207
Due to the Covid-19 situation personal visits in our premises, including viewing, are possible strictly by appointment only. We wish to draw your attention to the many images in the web catalogue. Do not hesitate to ask for additional information. Pre-Viewing of lots via safe live-stream transmission upon request, limited time slots.
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Reiss & Sohn was founded 1971 and is a specialized company for auctioning, buying and selling of rare antiquarian books, manuscripts, maps, prints and photography. Read more about the company
Next book auctions: rare books, manuscripts and maps taking place april 28th-30th 2020. Consignment offers welcome now.
Items from our anniversary auction catalogue spring 2021
1,28 Mio € – Highest ever Auction Result for a Printed Book at a German Auction
At an auction sale of Reiss & Sohn in 2017 the very first printing of Martin Luther’s “95 Theses”, published in 1517 and marking the beginning of the protestant reform was called up at an estimated price of150,000 €. After a fierce bidding contest between room and telephones this “milestone-of-printing” went to a proud buyer who participated by telephone and realized a total of 1,28 Mio €, a record price in the history of German book auction sales.
1 Million Euro for an Incunabulum at Auction
In fall 2021 the book auction house Reiss & Sohn sold a copy of the rare first incunable edition of “Rudimentum Novitiorum” (publ. 1475) from the presses of the famous prototypographer and Luebeck printer Lucas Brandis. Besides useful and up-to-date knowledge for the young clergyman and student the work comprises a number of important early maps, representing the medieval knowledge of the world. The auction was 1 Million Euro (incl. buyer’s premium), which is the highest price received for this work at auction.
We are happy to receive consignment offers for our autumn sales 2021. Please direct all offers in written form or give us a call.
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