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Auctions in February

Auctions in february

Auctions in February

This year, as we head into February 63 events are scheduled.

 

Fri. Feb. 1st                 Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers.  Prints [1086].  130 lots

                                    Kiefer – Book and Art Auctions.  Books [83].  7,828 lots

                                    Piasa.  Ancient, Modern and Contemporary Photos [20602].  197 lots

                                    Skinner, Inc.  Fine Prints [2635B].  260 lots

Sat. Feb. 2nd              Alain & Evelyne Morel de Westgaver.  Prints and Books [37].  592 lots

                                    Coutau-Begarie.  Comics [20900]

                                    Kiefer – Book and Art Auctions.  Books continuing [83].  7,828 lots

                                    Stair Auctioneers & Appraisers.  Works on Paper [20213]. 239 lots

Tues. Feb 5th              Swann Galleries.  Vintage Posters [2302].  497 lots

Wed. Feb. 6th              Dominic Winter Book Auctions.  Old Master, Modern and Japanese Prints [20613].  198 lots

Thurs. Feb. 7th           Heritage Auctions.  Rare Book internet auction ends today [201306].

                                    PBA Galleries.  Angling, Sporting, Natural History [499].

Sat. Feb. 9th                Artcurial Briest-Le Fur-Poulain-F. Tajan.  Comic Strips [20875].  111 lots

                                    Neret – Minet & Tessier.  Comic Strips [15193].

Sun. Feb. 10th             Blacksparrow.  Rare Village Autographed Books [21013].  231 lots

                                    Bonhams.  Books [21141].

Mon. Feb. 11th            Bonhams.  Books continued [21141].

                                    Bruun Rasmussen.  Books [1307].

Tues. Feb. 12th           Freeman’s.  Estate:  Books and Manuscripts [1451].

Wed. Feb. 13th           Old World Auctions.  Maps Online bidding ends today [143].

Thurs. Feb. 14th         Ader.  Scientic Instruments [20821]

Bloomsbury.  Bibliophile Books [36028].

                                    Heritage Auctions.  Rare Book internet auction ends today [201307].

                                    Knotty Pine Auction Service.  Ephemera [21413].

                                    Piasa.  Books [20604].

Fri. Feb. 15th               Aspire Auctions.  Art and Antique online bidding ends today [323].

                                    Neret – Minet & Tessier.  Posters [15194].

Sat. Feb. 16th              Clars Auction Gallery.  Prints, Ephemera [21613].

                                    Stair Auctioneers & Appriasers.  The Photograph Collection of Jan Cowles [21613]

Sun. Feb. 17th             Artcurial Briest-Le Fur Poulain-F. Tajan.  Aeronautic – 1st Part [20878].  101 lots

                                    Artcurial Briest-Le Fur Poulain-F. Tajan.  Aeronautic – 2nd Part [20945].  81 lots

                                    Bonhams.  Fine Books and Manuscripts [20940].

                                    Clars Auction Gallery.  Prints, Ephemera continued [21613].

Mon. Feb. 18th            PBA Galleries.  Rare Books and Manuscripts [500].

Tues. Feb. 19th           Ader.   Comic Strips [20823].

                                    Bonhams.  Books [20678].

                                    Rupert Toovey and Co.  Antiquarian and Collector’s Books [1105].

Wed. Feb. 20th           Bonhams.  Prints Featuring the St. Ives School [20735].

                                    Rupert Toovey and Co.  Prints [1104].
Dorotheum.  Militaria [9844].

Thurs. Feb. 21st         Ader.  Manuscripts and Autographs – Collection of an Amateur [20825].

                                    Heritage Auctions.  Vintage Comics and Comic Art [7073].

                                    Heritage Auctions.  Animation Art [7052].

                                    Heritage Auctions.  Rare Books internet bidding ends today [201308].

Fri. Feb. 22nd              Bonhams.  World War II:  The Pacific Theater [21082].

                                    Heritage Auctions.  Vintage Comics and Comic Art [7073].

                                    Heritage Auctions.  Animation Art [7052].

Sat. Feb. 23rd              Artcurial Briest-Le Fur-Poulain-F. Tajan.  Comic Strips [20879].

                                    Cornette de Saint Cyr.  Comics and Illustration:  Michel Gourdon [20929].

                                    ERA Encheres.  Beautiful Books and Bindings [20683].
Eldred's.  Prints, Books [780]

Sun. Feb. 24th             Bonhams.  Books [20897].

Mon. Feb. 25th            Alde.  Ancient Books of the XIX Century – Political Economy [20982].

                                    Sothebys.  Hommage to Aldo Crommelynck:  from Picasso to George Condo [PF1334].

Tues. Feb. 26th           Cowan’s Auctions, Inc.  The World at War [346].

                                    Swann Galleries, Inc.  Fine Photographs and Photobooks [2304]

Wed. Feb 27th          Bloomsbury Auctions.  Beatrix Potter:  the Mark Ottignon Collection [36015].

Thurs. Feb. 28th         Ader.  Performing Arts:  Collection of a Belgian Amateur [20826]

                                    Bloomsbury Auctions.  Literature, Manuscripts and Modern First Books [36018]

                                    Heritage Auctions.  Rare Books internet bidding ends today [201309]

                                    PBA Galleries.  Golf  Books [501].

                                    Sothebys.  Fine Travel and Plate  Books:  A Private Collection [L13410]
      Swann Galleries, Inc.  Early Printed, Medical, Scientific and Travel Books [2305].

During the month of February all relevant lots in these sales will become searchable in the AE Unified Auction Search.  Once these sales end and as their results are posted – the link on the right side of all pages within the Upcoming Auctions section will be immediately accessible via the Recent Auctions Spreadsheet.

Rare Book Monthly

  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:<br>Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Caius Julius Hyginus, <i>Poeticon Astronomicon,</i> first illustrated edition, Venice, 1482. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Giovanni Botero, <i>Le Relationi Universali... divise in Sette Parti</i>, Venice, 1618. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> <i>L'Escole des Filles</i>, likely third edition of the first work of pornographic fiction in French, 1676. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:<br>Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Illuminated Book of Hours in Latin on vellum, Flanders, early 16th century. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Johannes Regiomontanus, <i>Calendarium,</i> Venice, 1485. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Pedro de Medina, <i>Libro d[e] gra[n]dezas y cosas memorables de España,</i> Alcalá de Henares, 1566. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:<br>Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b><br>Luis de Lucena, <i>Arte de Ajedres,</i> Salamanca, circa 1496-97. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Andrés Serrano, <i>Los Siete Principes de los Ángeles, válidos de Rey del Cielo,</i> Spain, 1707. $800 to $1,200.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Johannes de Sacrobosco, <i>Sphaera mundi,</i> first illustrated edition, Venice, 1478. $15,000 to $20,000.
  • <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> A Rare 3-rotor German Enigma I Enciphering Machine. $70,000 to $90,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Important collection of correspondence between Werner Heisenberg and Bruno Rossi. $40,000 to $60,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Walt Whitman Autograph manuscript containing his thoughts on death. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> David Roberts. <i>Holy Land</i>. Six volumes. 1842-1849. First edition. $15,000 to $25,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Extensive collection of Ray Bradbury's primary works, most signed or inscribed. $15,000 to $20,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Peter Force. Declaration of Independence. $12,000 to $18,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Steinbeck. <i>Grapes of Wrath</i>. A fine copy of the first edition. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Lewis & Clark. <i>Travels to the Source of the Missouri River</i>... First English edition, extra-illustrated. 1814. $10,000 to 15,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Manuscript document signed by Nuno de Guzman relating to Hernan Cortes, 1528. $8,000 to $12,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> “Nos los inquisidores..." The first book in English printed West of the Mississippi. [1787]. $5,000 to $8,000.
  • <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> Collection of 131 Herbert Ponting gelatin silver contact prints of Antartica, £6000-8000
    <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> One of several lots of Henri Cartier-Bresson gelatin silver prints, £200-300
    <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> Vintage gelatin silver print of Diego Rivera by Leonard McCombe, £300-500
    <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> Albumen print portrait by Julia Margaret Cameron of Sir John Herschel (April, 1867), £30,000-50,000
    <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> Albumen print by Julia Margaret Cameron, Love, 1864 (from the Norman album), £1000-1500
    <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> Albumen print by Lewis Carroll of Twyford School Eleven (Summer Term, 1859), £1000-1500
    <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> Albumen print portrait by Lewis Carroll of Xie Kitchin as 'Dane' (Oxford, 1873), £500-800
    <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> Calotype print (c1845) by Hill & Adamson of Lady Elizabeth (Rigby) Eastlake, £3000-4000
    <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> Group of 12 waxed paper negatives of Scottish scenes by Thomas Keith, mid-1850s, £3000-5000
    <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> One of 15 lots of Roger Fenton salt prints of his work in the Crimea, mid-1850s, £400-600
    <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> Quarter plate ambrotype (c.1860s) with ethnographic portrait of a woman seated at a table, £400-600
    <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> Rare whole plate thermoplastic union case of the Landing of Columbus (c.1858),part of the John Hannavy collection, £1500-2000
  • <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Charles Darwin on sexuality and the transmission of hereditary characteristics: Autograph Letter Signed to Lawson Tait. Down, 17 January [1877].
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> MILTON, JOHN. <i>Paradise Lost. A Poem written in ten books.</i> London: 1667. A very rare example with the contemporary binding untouched and with a 1667 title page.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Hamilton secures the ratification of the Constitution: <i>The Debates and Proceedings of the Convention of the State of New-York, assembled at Poughkeespsie, on the 17th June, 1788.</i>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> The social contract “Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains”: ROUSSEAU, JEAN-JACQUES. <i>Principes du Droit Politique [Du Contract Social]</i>. Amsterdam: Michel Rey, 1762
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> “The first English textbook on geometrical land-measurement and surveying”: BENESE, RICHARD. <i>This Boke Sheweth the Maner of Measurynge All Maner of Lande…</i>

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