• <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: History of Science and Technology. Wednesday, December 6, 2017. New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 95. Turing. <i>Systems of Logic Based on Ordinals</i>. Offprint. London, 1939. Robin Gandy's Copy. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 98. Zernike, Fritz. The 1953 Nobel Prize for Physics: The Invention of the Phase-Contrast Microscope. $100,000 to $150,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 111. Apple 1 Computer, operational, with exceptional provenance. $400,000 to $600,000
    <b>Bonhams: Voices of the 20th Century. Wednesday, December 6, 2017. New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 1074. Bruce, Lenny. An unreleased 16 mm film by "Count" Lewis DePasquale featuring Lenny Bruce. $7,000 to $10,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 1254. Hirohito. Manuscript in Japanese, "The Emperor's Monologue," transcribed by Terasaki Hidenari. $100,000 to $150,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 1095. Goldman. Emma. Large archive of correspondence, much of it to Warren Starr Van Valkenburgh. $70,000 to $100,000
    <b>Bonhams: History of Science and Technology. Wednesday, December 6, 2017. New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 109. Wozniak and Jobs. The First Digital "Blue Box", Berkeley, 1972. $30,000 to $50,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 46. Newton, Isaac. <i>Philosophiae naturalis principia mathematica</i>. 1st issue. London, 1687. $300,000 to $500,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 49. Newton. Autograph Manuscript in English, a portion of a draft of Newton's study on revelation. $15,000 to $20,000
    <b>Bonhams: Voices of the 20th Century. Wednesday, December 6, 2017. New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 1027. Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby. 1st edition, 1st issue. Scribners, 1925. $40,000 to $60,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 1042. Hemingway., Ernest. For Whom the Bell Tolls. Presentation copy, one of 15 copies. Scribners, 1940. $25,000 to $35,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 1215. A 48-star American Flag, flown from LCT-703, sunk on Omaha Beach, December 1944. $15,000 to $20,000
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  • <b>Sotheby’s New York: Fine Books & Manuscripts. December 11, 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Dec. 11:</b> Wright, Frank Lloyd. An important collection of early letters from Wright to members of his family. 1909–1926. $60,000 to $80,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Dec. 11:</b> Rand, Ayn. Ayn Rand's important first speech delivered at the Ford Hall Forum. $60,000 to $80,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Dec. 11:</b> Tolkien, J.R.R. <i>The Hobbit or There and Back Again</i>. London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd., 1937. $50,000 to $70,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Dec. 11:</b> [Flemish Flower Manuscript]. Lille, Spanish Netherlands: 1630. $50,000 to $60,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Dec. 11:</b> García Márquez, Gabriel. Two drafts of an early short story, "Rosas Artificiales.” $40,000 to $60,000
    <b>Sotheby’s New York: History of Science and Technology. December 12, 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Dec. 12:</b> Enigma M4. A Fully Operational Four-Rotor ("M4") Kriegsmarine Enigma Cipher Machine, 1944. $350,000 To $500,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Dec. 12:</b> The "Polio" Nobel Prize. The 1954 Nobel Prize Medal for Physiology or Medicine Awarded to Frederick C. Robbins. $200,000 to $300,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Dec. 12:</b> ENIGMA I. A Fully Operational Early Three-Rotor Enigma I Cipher Machine. Berlin, Heimsoeth Und Rinke, Early 1930s. $120,000 to $180,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Dec. 12:</b> Bonestell, Chesley. "Saturn, Viewed From Titan, One of Its Satellites." A Mid 1950's Study for the 360° Titan Panorama. 1 ½ x 20’. $100,000 to $150,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Dec. 12:</b> Descartes, René. <i>Discours de la Méthode pour Bien Conduire Sa Raison, & Chercher la Verité dans les Sciences... 1637. $80,000 to $120,000

Rare Book Monthly

Articles - April - 2013 Issue

Auctions in April

Auctionsinapril

About a hundred sales in April

This April, as of March 28th, 99 sales with more than 25,000 lots are scheduled.  Dates occasionally change, others are added and a few delayed but the events as shown here are substantially what to expect.  The auction calendar, once the month is underway is always being updated.  This is the link to the most up-to-date schedule.

Wed. April 3rd     Aguttes.  Prints and Photographs [20651].  9 lots

                                    Neret – Minet  & Tessier.  Books and Autographs [15831].  233 lots

                                    Old World Auctions.  The Grace Collection of Important Antique Maps and Prints [144].

Thurs. April 4th          Bloomsbury Auctions.  Books, Manuscripts, Prints, Drawings and other Artworks [35999].

                                    Christies.  Photographs and Modernist Masterworks [2767].

                                    Dorothy Sloan Rare Books.  Americana:  Texas, the West, Mexico & the Borderlands [23].  614 lots

                                    Freeman’s [Samuel T. Freeman & Co.].  Books, Manuscripts and Maps [1454].
Heritage Auctions [Ha.com].  Rare Books online bidding ending today [201314]

Fri. April 5th                Alde.  Important Music Sale [20984]

                                    Christies.  Photographs and Modernist Masterworks [2691]..

                                    Dorothy Sloan Rare Books.  Americana:  Texas, the West, Mexico & the Borderlands [23].  614 lots

                                    Eldred’s.  Prints [763].

                                    Freeman’s [Samuel T. Freeman & Co.].  Posters and Other Graphics [1455].

                                    Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers.  Prints [1104].

                                    Piasa.  Ancient and Modern Prints [20618].

                                    Sothebys.  The Modern Image:  Photographs from an Important American Collection [N09027].

Sat.  April 6th              Eldred’s.  Prints [763].

                                    Sothebys.  Photographs [N08979].
Stair Auctioneers & Appraisers.  Books and Prints [40613]

Sun. April 7th              National Book Auctions.  Books, Prints, Ephemera [40713].

Mon. April 8th             Artcurial Briest-Le Fur-Poulain-F. Tajan.  Weapons and Historical Memories [20892].

                                    Doyle New York.  Photographs [40813].

                                    Sothebys.  Collection de Nicholas Landau et Jacqueline Goldman [PF1336].

Tues. April 9th            Christies.  Books and Manuscripts [2706].

                                    Piasa.  Ancient and Modern Books [20921].

                                      Sothebys.  Collection de Nicholas Landau et Jacqueline Goldman [PF1336].

Wed. April 10th          Bonhams.  Roy David’s Collection:  Part III:  Poetry [20922]

                                    Christies.  Books and Manuscripts [2706].

                                    Christies.  Prints [8623].

                                    Christies.  Books and Manuscripts [2806].

                                    Dominic Winter Book Auctions.  Printed Books and Maps [41013].

                                    Heritage Auctions [Ha.com].  Rare Books [6094].  630 items.

                                    Leslie Hindman Auctioneers.  Fine Books and Manuscripts [239].

Thurs. April 11th        Bloomsbury Auctions.  Horology and Science Books [36036].

                                    Dominic Winter Book Auctions.  Private Collection of Mountaineering Books [41113].

                                    Heritage Auctions [HA.com].  Historical Manuscripts [6093].

                                    Heritage Auctions [Ha.com].  Illustration Art [5126].
Heritage Auctions [Ha.com].  Historical Manuscripts [6093].

                                    PBA Galleries.  South Sale:  The Library of Dr. Richard Topel, Part I [504].

                                    Swann Galleries, Inc.  Fine Books, Including Incunabula [2309].

                                   

Fri. April 12th             Dominic Winter Book Auctions.  Private Collection of Mountaineering Books [41113].

                                    Heritage Auctions [Ha.com].  Illustration Art [5126].

Sat. April 13th             Alde.  Beautiful and Modern Bindings [20985].

Sun. April 14th           Bonhams.  Books, Prints [20943].

Mon. April 15th          Alde.  Letters and Manuscripts [20986].

                                    Bruun Rasmussen.  Books [1316].

Tues. April 16th          Bonhams.  Grosvenor School and Avant-Garde Print-making [20736].

                                    H. A. Stargardt Autographenhandlung.  Autographs [41613].

                                    Rupert Toovey and Co.  Ephemera [1119].

                                    Swann Galleries, Inc.  Printed & Manuscript Americana [2310].

Wed. April 17th          De Baecque & Associes.  Photographs [20967].

                                    Galerie Bassenge.  Books [101a].

                                    J. A. Stargardt Autographenhandlung.  Autographs [41613].                     Kapandji Morhange.  Engravings [15601].

                                    RR Auction.  Autographs [406].

                                    Rupert Toovey and Co.  Prints [1118].

                                    Sothebys.  Charity sale – Prints [PF1335].

Thurs. April 18th        Ader.  Books of Photographs [20830].

                                    Bloomsbury Auctions.  Bibliophile Books [36041].

                                    Bruun Rasmussen.  Books, Prints [1316].

                                    De Baecque & Associes.  Ancient and Modern Books [20968].

                                    Galerie Bassenge.  Books [101a].

                                    Heritage Auctions [HA.com].  Space Exploration [6095].
Heritage Auctions [HA.com].  Rare Books internet bidding ending today [201316].

                                    Swann Galleries, Inc.  Printed and Manuscript Americana [2310].

Fri. April 19th             De Baecque & Associes.  Photography [20967].

                                    Galerie Bassenge.  Books [101a].

                                    Heritage Auctions [HA.com].  America and Political Memorabilia [6096].

                                    Ketterer Kunst / F. Doerling.  Modern Prints [403].

                                    Kiefer – Buch- und Kunstauktionen.  Books, Prints [84].

Sat. April 20th             Artcurial Briest-Le Fur-Poulain-F. Tajan.  Library of an Amateur [20882].

                                    Galerie Bessange.  Books [101a].

                                    Ketterer Kunst / F. Doerling.  Post-War / Contemporary Prints [404].

                                    Kiefer – Buch-und Kunstauktionen.  Books, Prints [84].

Mon. April 22nd          Sothebys.  Books and Manuscripts [PF1303].

Tues.  April 23rd         Doyle New York.   Rare Books and Autographs [254].

                                    Sothebys.  Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History [L13401].

Wed. April 24th          Christies.  Travel, Science and  Natural History [8668].

                                    Dorotheum.  Prints before 1900 [41413].

                                    Kapandji Morhange.  Ancient Books and Autographs [1560]

                                    Lyon and Turnbull Ltd.  Rare Books, Maps and Manuscripts [378].

Thurs. April 25th        AntiquarianAuctions.com.  Rare Books online sale ending today

                                    Bloomsbury Auctions.  20th Century Prints [42513].

                                    Christies.  Collection Denise Levy [3573].
Heritage Auctions [Ha.com].  Internet bidding ending today.

                                    PBA Galleries.  Travel & Exploration, Cartography & Americana from the Library of Glen McLaughlin [with additions] [505].

                                    RR Auctions.  Autographs [407].

Fri. April 26th             Dorotheum.  Art Photography [42613].

Sat. April 27th             Knotty Pine Auction Service.  Books [42713].

                                    Morton Casa de Subastas.  Books [669].

Mon. April 29th          Christies.  Books and Manuscripts [3548].

                                    Doyle New York.  Old Master, Modern and Contemporary Prints [261].

                                    Minerva Auctions Roma.  Photography [ROMA-88].  

                                    Sothebys.  A Treasured Legacy:  The Michael and Judy Steinhardt Judaica [N08961].

                                    Sothebys.  Bibliotheque des ducs de Luynes, Chateau de Dampierre – First Part [PF-1323].

Tues.  April 30th         Bonhams.  Books [20688].

                                    Bonhams.  Prints [20911].

                                    Christies.  Prints and Multiples [2697].

                                    Sothebys.  Bibliotheque des ducs de Luynes, Chateau de Dampierre – First Part [PF-1323]

                                    Sothebys.  Collections [L13311].

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Rare Book Monthly

  • <b>Les Collections Aristophil:<br>December 20, 2017</b>
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> SAINT-EXUPERY, ANTOINE DE. Kodachrome Film (16mm) showing Antoine de Saint-Exupery and Consuelo on a boat, 1942. JOINED: Guestbook for the Boat, signed, with a drawing of the Little Prince. 15 000 to 20 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> CANDEE, HELEN CHURCHILL. Autograph manuscript. TITANIC, 40 leaves. Original account of the most famous shipwreck, by a survivor of the ordeal. 300 000 to 400 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> TITANIC. Collection of 7 documents relating to the shipwreck of the Titanic (14 April 1912). 20 000 to<br>30 000 €
    <b>Les Collections Aristophil:<br>December 20, 2017</b>
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> DUPLEIX DE CADIGNAN, JEANBAPTISTE. Signed autograph manuscript. Thirty years of memoirs related to military services and important information on the American War of Independence.<br>40 000 to 50 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> CURTIUS. Faiz et Conquestes d'Alexandre [Histoire d'Alexandre le Grand]. In French, illuminated manuscript on paper and parchment, 16 large miniatures. 300 000 to<br>500 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> NELSON, HORATIO. Signed autograph letter, ‘Nelson & Bronte,” aboard the Amazon, 14 October 1801, addressed to Sir William Hamilton. 4 000 to 5 000 €
    <b>Les Collections Aristophil:<br>December 20, 2017</b>
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> GIROLAMO FRANCESCO MARIA MAZZUOLI DIT LE PARMESAN. Le couple amoureux. Pen and brown ink. 80 000 to 120 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> SADE, DONATIEN-ALPHONSE-FRANÇOIS, MARQUIS DE. Autograph manuscript. The 120 Days of Sodom, or the School of Libertinage, 1785.<br>4 000 000 to 6 000 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> MIRÓ, JOAN. Signed autograph correspondence to Thomas and Diane Bouchard (1949-1976). 50 000 to 60 000 €
    <b>Les Collections Aristophil:<br>December 20, 2017</b>
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> BALZAC, HONORÉ DE. Signed autograph manuscript, Ursule Mirouët, [1841]. One of only two manuscripts of novels by Balzac in private hands. 800 000 to<br>1 200 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> LENOIR, ALEXANDRE. Essai sur l'histoire des arts en Egypte pouvant servir d'appendice au grand ouvrage de la Commission. autograph manuscript with numerous additions and corrections. 40 000 to 50 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> SCHRÖDINGER, ERWIN. Autograph manuscript [Spring 1946, sent to Albert Einstein]. 1 500 to 2 000 €
  • <b>Bloomsbury Auctions: Books and Works on Paper, including Fine Photographs. December 14, 2017</b>
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Rowling (J.K.). Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, original fine black pen and ink manuscript book by the author J.K.Rowling, with 31pp of text and illustrations. £80,000 to £120,000
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Blaeu (Johannes). <i>Vierde Stuck der Aerdrycks-Beschryving, welck vervat Engelandt</i>, i.e. <i>Theatrum Orbis Terrarum</i>. vol 4, England & Wales. £10,500 to £12,500
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Miró (Joan). L'Homme au Balencier, etching, aquatint and carborundum, printed in colours on Japan paper, signed in pencil lower right. £4,000 to £6,000
    <b>Bloomsbury Auctions: Books and Works on Paper, including Fine Photographs. December 14, 2017</b>
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Steve McCurry (b.1950). Afghan Girl, 1984, pigment inkjet print, signed and numbered 48/250 in pencil on lower margin. £2,500 to £3,500
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Keough (Pat and Rosemarie). <i>Antarctica</i>, no 228 of 950 copies, signed by the authors, many colour illustrations, original dark grey morocco. £2,800 to £3,200
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Rowlandson (Thomas). Darby & Joan, the idyllically contended couple sit either side of a stove in a cosy domestic interior, ink and watercolour on wove paper. £1,000 to £1,500
    <b>Bloomsbury Auctions: Books and Works on Paper, including Fine Photographs. December 14, 2017</b>
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Procktor (Patrick). Tiny blue-eyed goldfish, watercolour, 310 x 460mm., signed in blue crayon, lower right, titled and inscribed Muscat Jan 19. £1,000 to £1,500
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Iouri Abramochkin (b.1936). Horsemen, Dagestan, 1968, Lambda print, printed later, signed, dated, editioned 1/8 and annotated in black ink verso. £800 to £1,200
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Ravilious (Eric).- Shakespeare (William). Twelfth NIght, or, What You Will, number 79 of 275 copies , wood-engraved title. £800 to £1,200
    <b>Bloomsbury Auctions: Books and Works on Paper, including Fine Photographs. December 14, 2017</b>
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Michelangelo.- Chastel (André). <i>The Vatican Frescoes of Michelangelo</i>, Photography by Takashi Okamura, 2 vol., one of 600 sets, colour plates. £500 to £700
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Wyndham (John). <i>The Day of the Triffids; The Kraken Wakes; The Chrysalids;</i> together with 8 other volumes. All first editions. £400 to £600
    <b>Bloomsbury, Dec. 14:</b> Alfred Stieglitz (1864-1946). Goats Along The Seine, 1894. Photogravure, printed 1990s by Dorothy Norman, one from an edition of 40 published by Aperture. £400 to £600
  • <b>Christie’s Online, Dec. 5 – Dec. 12:</b> <i>John the Baptist</i>. initial 'H' cut from a choirbook [Lombardy or Siena, c. 1470s]. US$6,000–9,000
    <b>Christie’s Online, Dec. 5 – Dec. 12:</b> <i>Maharaja Ranjit Singh (1780–1839) seated on a terrace with Sikh noblemen</i>. [Punjab, North India, circa 1830-40]. Estimate: US$10,000–15,000
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:<br>Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>John Norman, <i>The American Pilot</i>, complete copy with 11 folding charts, Boston, 1810. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>John Smith, <i>New England</i>, London, 1616. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>Plancius Petrus, <i>Orbis Terrarum Typus de Integro Multis in Locis Emendatus</i>, Amsterdam, 1594. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:<br>Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>Martin Waldseemüller, <i>Tabula Terre Nove</i>, woodcut, Strasbourg, 1513. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>Forlani & Zaltieri, <i>Il Disegno del Discoperto della Noua Franza</i>, Venice, 1566. $30,000 to $50,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>Richard Hakluyt, <i>Novus Orbis</i>, first appearance of "Virginia" on a printed map, Paris, 1587. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:<br>Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>Pieter van den Keere, <i>Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Geographica</i>, Amsterdam, 1608. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>Abraham Ortelius, <i>Theatrum Orbis Terrarum</i>, Antwerp, 1584. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>George B. Goode & Samuel A. Kilbourne, <i>Game Fishes of the United States</i>, New York, 1879. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:<br>Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>William Faden, <i>The Province of New Jersey</i>, London, 1777. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>James Gillray, <i>The Plumb-Pudding in Danger</i>, hand-colored etching, London, 1805. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b><br>Pierre Belon, <i>L'Histoire de la Nature des Oyseaux</i>, with woodcut illustrations, Paris, 1555. $8,000 to $12,000.

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