Auctioneers of Rare Books, Manuscripts and Fine Art

Highlights of Past Auctions

Kestenbaum & Company has been offering quality antiquarian printed books, manuscripts and fine art at auction since 1996. Highlights and sale results of our past auctions are detailed in the pages below. Catalogues from past auctions are available for purchase by contacting our office.


December 2016 Cover December 14th, 2016 — Auction 71
Israeli & International Art
Sale results (prices realized) by lot number.
September 2016 Cover September 22nd, 2016 — Auction 70
Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts,
Autographed Letters, Graphic and Ceremonial Art

Sale results (prices realized) by lot number.
June 2016 Cover June 23rd, 2016 — Auction 69
Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts,
Holy Land Maps and Ceremonial Objects

Sale results (prices realized) by lot number.
April 2016 Cover April 7th, 2016 — Auction 68
Fine Judaica: Books, Manuscripts, Autograph Letters,
Ceremonial Objects and Graphic Art

Sale results (prices realized) by lot number.
December 2015 Cover December 16th, 2015 — Auction 67
One Hundred and Fifthy Years of Jewish Art
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November 2015 Cover November 19th, 2015 — Auction 66
Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts,
Ceremonial Objects and Graphic Art

Sale results (prices realized) by lot number.
June 2015 Cover June 25th, 2015 — Auction 65
Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts,
Ceremonial Objects and Graphic Art

Sale results (prices realized) by lot number.
March 2015 Cover March 19th, 2015 — Auction 64
Fine Judaica: Books, Manuscripts, Autograph Letters,
Ceremonial Objects, Maps and Graphic Art

Sale results (prices realized) by lot number.
November 2014 Cover November 13th, 2014 — Auction 63
Fine Judaica: Books, Manuscripts,
Autograph Letters, Graphic and Ceremonial Art

Sale results (prices realized) by lot number.
June 2014 Cover June 26th, 2014 — Auction 62
Fine Judaica: Books, Manuscripts,
Autograph Letters, Graphic and Ceremonial Art

Sale results (prices realized) by lot number.
March 2014 Cover March 12th, 2014 — Auction 61
Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts,
Autograph Letters, Graphic Art and Ceremonial Objects

Sale results (prices realized) by lot number.
November 2013 Cover November 14th, 2013 — Auction 60
Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts,
Autograph Letters, Graphic Art and Ceremonial Objects

Sale results (prices realized) by lot number.
June 2013 Cover June 20th, 2013 — Auction 59
Fine Judaica: Ceremonial Objects
and Works of Art

Sale results (prices realized) by lot number.
May 2013 Cover May 2nd, 2013 — Auction 58
Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts
and Autograph Letters

Sale results (prices realized) by lot number.
June Cover January 31st, 2013 — Auction 57
Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts
Autograph Letters, Graphic & Ceremonial Art

Sale results (prices realized) by lot number.
December Cover December 6th, 2012 — Auction 56
Magnificant Judaica: From the collection of
the Jewish Historial Society

Sale results (prices realized) by lot number.
June Cover June 21st, 2012 — Auction 55
Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts
Autograph Letters, Graphic & Ceremonial Art

Sale results (prices realized) by lot number.
March Cover March 21st, 2012 — Auction 54
Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts
Autograph Letters, Graphic & Ceremonial Art

Sale results (prices realized) by lot number.
December Cover December 8th, 2011 — Auction 53
Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts
Autograph Letters & Graphic Art

Sale results (prices realized) by lot number.
December Cover October 27th, 2010 — Auction 52
Debuts Its First Auction of
Fine & Rare Vintage Kosher Wines

June Cover June 23rd, 2011 — Auction 51
Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts
Graphic & Ceremonial Art
Including: The Alfonso Cassuto Collection of Iberian Books, Part II

Sale results (prices realized) by lot number.
February Cover February 24th, 2011 — Auction 50
Fine Judaica: Hebrew Printed Books,
Manuscripts, Graphic & Ceremonial Art
Including: The Alfonso Cassuto Collection of Iberian Art

Sale results (prices realized) by lot number.
October Cover October 27th, 2010 — Auction 49
Fine Judaica: Hebrew Printed Books,
Manuscripts, Autograph Letters and Graphic Art

Sale results (prices realized) by lot number.
May Cover May 27th, 2010 — Auction 48
Fine Judaica: Hebrew Printed Books,
Manuscripts, Graphic & Ceremonial Art
Featuring an Exceptional Collection of American Judaica

Sale results (prices realized) by lot number.
December Cover December 10th, 2009 — Auction 47
Fine Judaica: Hebrew Printed Books,
Manuscripts, Graphic & Ceremonial Art

Sale results (prices realized) by lot number.
September Cover September 10th, 2009 — Auction 46
Fine Judaica: Hebrew Printed Books,
Manuscripts, & Graphic Art

Sale results (prices realized) by lot number.
July 16th, 2009 — Auction 45
Shelf Sale: Printed Books Primarily Featuring:
The Charles (Kalonymus) Richter Collection of Jewish Liturgy
Along with Books Formerly in the Libraries of
Prof. Leonard C. Mishkin & H.P. Kraus

Sale results (prices realized) by lot number.
June 25th, 2009 — Auction 44
Fine Judaica: Hebrew Printed Books, Manuscripts,
Autograph Letters, Graphic & Ceremonial Art

Sale results (prices realized) by lot number.
April 2nd, 2009 — Auction 43
Fine Judaica: Hebrew Printed Books, Manuscripts,
Graphic & Ceremonial Art

Sale results (prices realized) by lot number.
December 18th, 2008 — Auction 42
Fine Judaica: Hebrew Printed Books, Manuscripts,
Graphic & Ceremonial Art

Sale results (prices realized) by lot number.
September 18th, 2008 — Auction 41
Fine Judaica: Printed Books,
Manuscripts, & Graphic Art

Sale results (prices realized) by lot number.
June 26th, 2008 — Auction 40
Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts,
Autograph Letters, Graphic & Ceremonial Art

Sale results (prices realized) by lot number.
April 3rd, 2008 — Auction 39
Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts,
Autograph Letters & Graphic Art

Sale results (prices realized) by lot number.
November 29th, 2008 — Auction 38
Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts,
Autograph Letters & Graphic Art

Sale results (prices realized) by lot number.
June 26th, 2007 — Auction 37
Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts, Autograph Letters, Graphic & Ceremonial Art
Sale results (prices realized) by lot number.
March 22nd, 2007 — Auction 36
Fine Judaica: Printed Books & Manuscripts
Sale results (prices realized) by lot number.
November 21st, 2006 — Auction 35
Books, Manuscripts, Graphic & Ceremonial Art
Sale results (prices realized) by lot number.
September 12th, 2006 — Auction 34
Exemplary Hebrew Books: The Library of Joseph Gradenwitz, Esq.
Sale results (prices realized) by lot number.
June 20th, 2006 — Auction 33
Fine Judaica: Including Hebrew Printed Books, Manuscripts, & Autograph Letters
Sale results (prices realized) by lot number.
March 23rd, 2006 — Auction 32
Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Autographed Letters, Manuscripts, Graphics and Ceremonial Art
Sale results (prices realized) by lot number.
December 13th, 2005 — Auction 31
Fine Judaica: Hebrew and Other Printed Books
Sale results (prices realized) by lot number.
September 20th, 2005 — Auction 30
Fine Judaica: Books and Manuscripts
Sale results (prices realized) by lot number.
June 20th, 2005 — Auction 29
Superior Hebrew Printed Books: Singular Selections from Two Distingushed Private Collections with American-Judaica.
Sale results (prices realized) by lot number.
April 5th, 2005 — Auction 28
Fine Judaica: The Library of the late Professor Abraham J. Karp.
Sale results (prices realized) by lot number.
February 8th, 2005 — Auction 27
Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Autographed Letters, Manuscripts, Ceremonial & Graphic Art
Sale results (prices realized) by lot number.
November 22, 2004 — Auction 26
Exceptional Printed Books, Sixty-Five Hebrew Incunabula: The Elkan Nathan Adler-Wineman Family Collection
Sale results (prices realized) by lot number.
October 25, 2004 — Auction 25
Important Hebrew Printed Books: The Property of a Gentleman
Sale results (prices realized) by lot number.
June 29, 2004 — Auction 24
Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts, Ceremonial Art and Holy Land Maps Including Ceremonial Art from the Collection of Daniel M. Friedenberg
Sale results (prices realized) by lot number.
March 30, 2004 — Auction 23
Hebrew Printed Books & Manuscripts from The Rare Book Room of the Jews’ College Library, London – The Third Portion
Sale results (prices realized) by lot number.
January 27, 2004 — Auction 22
Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts and Works of Graphic Art
Including Holy Land Maps, Illustrated Books, Photography and Graphic Art
from The Collection of Daniel M. Friedenberg of Greenwich, Conn

Sale results (prices realized) by lot number.
December 4, 2003 — Auction 21
Kestenbaum & Company Holds Inaugural Auction of Hebrew Printed Books & Manuscripts at Their New Galleries
Sale results (prices realized) by lot number.
June 2, 2003 — Auction 20
Important Hebrew Printed Books from the Library of the Late Salman Schocken (1877-1959)
Sale results (prices realized) by lot number.
March 11, 2003 — Auction 19
Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts and Works of Graphic Art
Including:
A Beautiful Liturgical Illuminated Vellum Manuscript by Nathan ben Samson of Mehzeritch, 1723
A Unique Collection of Contemporary Manuscripts Concerning the Burning of the Talmud in Italy, 1553
A Significant Collection of Documents relating to the Jews of Italy & France
Early Printed Hebrew Books in Magnificent Period Bindings
Sale results (prices realized) by lot number.
December 17, 2002 — Auction 18
Magnificent Hebrew Manuscripts, Incunabula and
Other Valuable Hebrew Printed Books
Sold By Order of The Trustees of Jews’ College, London.

Sale results (prices realized) by lot number.
Judaica Auction 11/02 November 12, 2002 — Auction 17
Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts and Works of Graphic and Ceremonial Art
From Various Owners
Sale results (prices realized) by lot number.
June 25, 2002 — Auction 16
Important Hebrew Printed Books and Manuscripts
From the Library of the London Beth Din, The Fourth (and Largest) Portion
Sold by order of the Honorary Officers of the United Synagogue (With Additions)
Together With: A Collection of Graphic Art
Sale results (prices realized) by lot number.
March 12, 2002 — Auction 15
Fine Hebrew Books, Manuscripts and Works of Art
The Property of Various Owners including:
The Hallegua Family of Cochin, India
Selections from the Library of the Late Rabbi Tzvi Hirsch Ferber of London (including his unpublished memoirs).
The Library of Mr. Daniel M. Friedenberg of Greenwich, Connecticut
Together With: A Significant Collection of Early Twentieth Century Russian-Jewish Illustrated Books
Sale results (prices realized) by lot number.
November 13, 2001 — Auction 14
Important Hebrew Printed Books and Manuscripts
From the Library of the London Beth Din (The Third Portion)
Sold by order of the Honorary Officers of the United Synagogue.
With Additions: The Property of Various Owners.
And: The Batkin Family Collection (Scarsdale, New York). Including:
Illustrated Books and Fine Silver Bindings
Together With: Graphic Art. The Property of Mrs. Ilya Schor. (With Additions).
Sale results (prices realized) by lot number.
June 26, 2001 — Auction 13
Important Hebrew Printed Books and Manuscripts
Together With Fine Graphic and Ceremonial Art
The Property of Various Owners Including
The Late Dr. T. Schrire, Cape Town, South Africa
Property Formerly in the Collection of Gustave Tuck, London (1857-1942)
A Prominent Collector, South of the Equator
The W.O Thrift Shop Inc., Sold to Benefit The UJA-Federation of New York
Sale results (prices realized) by lot number.
Auction Catalogue March 13, 2001 March 13, 2001 — Auction 12
Important Hebrew Printed Books and Manuscripts
From the Library of the London Beth Din (The Second Portion)
And: Property Formerly in The Kramarsky Collection, New York (With Additions).
Together With: A Collection of Graphic Art.
Sale results (prices realized) by lot number.
Auction catalogue November 28, 2000 November 28, 2000 — Auction 11
Important Hebrew Printed Books and Manuscripts
From the Library of the London Beth Din
Together With: Fine Judaica: Ceremonial & Graphic Art
Choice Selections from Private Collections.
Sale results (prices realized) by lot number.
Auction Catalogue June 27, 2000 June 27, 2000 — Auction 10
Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts and Works of Art
The Property of Various Owners
Including: Selections from a Private Collection in The Delaware River Valley
The Final Offering from a Distinguished European Collection of Hebrew Printed Books The Late Herman Winter Library of Responsa Literature
A Private Collector of Significant Hebrew Manuscripts
Auction catalogue March 28, 2000 March 28, 2000 — Auction 9
Fine Judaica: Books, Manuscripts and Works of Art
The Property of Various Owners Including:
The Solicitor General, Republic of Kiribati
Auction catalogue November 16, 1999 November 16, 1999 — Auction 8
Fine Judaica: Books, Manuscripts and Works of Art
The Property of Various Owners Includes:
Moses Maimonides, The Mishnah Torah, Manuscript on Vellum with the Earliest Version Extant of Supplementary Notes “Hagahoth Maimoniyoth” France, circa 1350
A Fine Collection of E.M. Lilien Engravings
The Property of a Connoisseur of the Arts, Acquired from the Artist’s Family
A Scintillating Selection of Early Texts and Uncommon Objects d’Art
Auction catalogue June 22, 1999 June 22, 1999 — Auction 7
Fine Judaica: Books, Manuscripts and Works of Art
The Property of Various Owners including:
The Late Bernard & Francis Lustig Collection of Judaica
The Property of H.E. Prince Nicolai Callimachi of Moldavia
A Large Collection of Hagadoth – The Property of a Gentleman
Auction catalogue November 17, 1998 November 17, 1998 — Auction 6
Fine Judaica: Books, Manuscripts and Works of Art
The Property of Various Owners including:
A Fine Collection of Jewish Art & Illustrated Books, Property of a Gentleman
The Holy Land Collection of the Late Erich Wronker (with additions)
Auction catalogue June 23, 1998 June 23, 1998 — Auction 5
Fine Judaica: Books, Manuscripts and Works of Art
The Property of Various Owners including:
The Late Professor Sefton D. Temkin, Liverpool, New York
The Late Rabbi Dr. Leonard C. Mishkin, Chicago
Property from the Collection of the Late Sigmund S. Harrison, Villanova, Pennsylvania
With: Distinguished Offerings of Early Printed Hebrew Books
Auction catalogue March 3, 1998 March 3, 1998 — Auction 4
Fine Judaica: Books, Manuscripts and Works of Art
The Property of Various Owners including
The Late Rabbi Dr. Leonard C. Mishkin, Chicago Property from the Collection of Molly Picon, Sold by Order of the Present Owner
Property Sold to Benefit The Jewish Museum, New York Fine Arts Acquisition Fund
Auction catalogue November 27, 1997 November 25, 1997 — Auction 3
Fine Hebrew Printed Books
Duplicates from the Library of The Jewish Theological Seminary of America Including a Selection of Old-Yiddish Printed Books. With A Collection of Anglo-Judaica, The Property of a Gentleman. Property from the Collection of the Late David Frankel, Husiatyn-Vienna-New York, Sold by Order of the Present Owner. The Property of a Private Collector, New York.
Auction catalogue June 3, 1997 June 3, 1997 — Auction 2
Fine Judaica: Books, Manuscripts and Works of Art
Including Property from a Dutch Private Collector and the Late T. Nachum Gidal
Auction catalogue November 14, 1996 November 14, 1996 — Auction 1
Fine Judaica: Books, Manuscripts and Works of Art
A Distinguished Collection of Early Printed
Hebrew Books, Part I, and The Property of the Late Leyzer Ran

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