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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>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>
  • <b>Bonhams: Exploration and Travel, Featuring Americana, Part I. September 25, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> Shackleton, Ernest. <i>Aurora Australis.</i> Printed at the sign of 'The Penguins'; East Antarctica, 1908. $70,000 to $100,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> Shackleton, Ernest. <i>South Polar Times.</i> 1st edition, limited issue. from the library of Michael Barne. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> General Washington's <i>Proceedings of a General Court Martial... of Major General Lee.</i> Philiadelphia, 1778. 100 copies printed for Congress. BOUND WITH: ...Court Martial... of St Clair and ...Schuyler. $25,000 to $35,000
    <b>Bonhams: Exploration and Travel, Featuring Americana, Part I. September 25, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> <i>The Voice of the People.</i> Boston, 1754. Rare pamphlet on the Excise Tax. Nathaniel Sparhawk's copy. $4,000 to $6,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> Autograph Letter Signed ("S.L. Clemens"), offering extensive hard-earned advice on writing, 5 pp, 1881. $30,000 to $50,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> After Fra Egnazio Danti. <i>L'Ultime Parti not:e nel Indie Occid:ntli" [The last known parts of the Western Indies].</i> Painted Map of California, Western Mexico, and Japan. $70,000 to $100,000
    <b>Bonhams: Exploration and Travel, Featuring Americana, Part I. September 25, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> Ptolemaeus, Claudius. <i>Geographie opus nouissima...</i> 1513. The most important edition of Ptolemy, containing the Admiral's Map. $250,000 to $350,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> De Arellano, Don Alonso. Manuscript, his <i>"Relación mui singular y circunstanciada... Capitán del Patax San Lucas,"</i> manuscript copy from the Sir Thomas Phillips collection. $50,000 to $80,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> Purchas, Samuel. <i>Purchas his Pilgrimes.</i> First edition. With John Simth's engraved map of Virginia. $70,000 to $100,000
    <b>Bonhams: Exploration and Travel, Featuring Americana, Part I. September 25, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> Lewis, Meriwether. Contemporary manuscript true copy of his final power of attorney, 1809. $8,000 to $12,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> <i>A New Method of Macarony Making, as Practiced at Boston in North America.</i> Mezzotint. London, 1774. $5,000 to $7,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> <i>Scientific Base Ball Pitching: A Treatise on the Pitcher, Pitching, Origin and Philosophy of the Curve.</i> Chicago, 1897. $2,000 to $3,000
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Franklin H. Brown, <i>State Sovereignty, National Union,</i> Chicago, 1860. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Thomas Paine, <i>The American Crisis,</i> Fishkill, NY, December 1776. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b><br>The Aitken Bible, Philadelphia, 1781. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Francisco Loubayssin de Lamarca, probable first edition of the first novel set in the Spanish New World, Paris, 1617. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Juan de la Anunciación, <i>Sermonario en lengua mexicana,</i> first edition, first book of sermons in Nahuatl, Mexico, 1577. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Maturino Gilberti, <i>Thesoro spiritual en lengua de Mechuacá,</i> first edition, Mexico, 1558. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Commission of William O. Stoddard as secretary to the president, signed by Lincoln, Washington, 1861. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> <i>Clay and Frelinghuysen,</i> flag banner, circa 1844. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Daguerreotype of a man believed to be Frederick Granger Williams Smith, son of Joseph Smith, circa late 1850s. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> John C. Wolfe, <i>Portrait of Abraham Lincoln,</i> oil on board in period wooden frame, circa 1860s. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Francis W. Winton, manuscript on pow-wows with indigenous Canadians, 1881. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Family letters from two young daguerreotype artists, 1826-79. $10,000 to $15,000.

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