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Fall Auction 20

While the printers are still working – our pdf-catalogues of the Fall Auction 20 are already available online.

Inter alia, an Special Catalogue offers more than 250 books (some of them in deluxe editions) of The Bear Press (Bayreuth), Burgart Press (Rudolstadt, Thuringia), Kaldewey Press (Poestenkill, NY), et al.

Word record in our past Fall Auction

EUR 22,000 hammer-price for Polke’s “Freundinnen”:
World Record Hammer-price (regarding

2019: 110th Anniversary of Gustav Kiepenheuer Publishing House

We will offer a Collection of books published by Gustav Kiepenheuer
and a Collection of books with dust jackets and bindings designed by Georg Salter, in our Spring 2019 Auction.

Marbach First

The hammer-price for the Kafka Manuscript of 150,000 EUR was bid by an American private collector. After the collector noticed that he had “outpaced” the German Literature Archive Marbach as the direct sub-bidder, he decided the night after the auction to pass on his purchase in favor of this institute. In addition, he promotes this takeover by financial compensation of the last bidding step: “The seller should not be the victim of my decision,” wrote the German-born collector.

Ulrich von Bülow, Head of the Marbach Archive, is delighted with this noble gesture. We’ve not experienced something like that in many years, he said.

Hammer-prices of Auction 17

Spring Auction 2018

Please note the date of our Spring Auction 17 : Saturday, May 26th

The catalogue is online now. You will find all lots here or as a pdf-file.

Live Bidder are welcome via or Please note the special terms and conditions on their websites.