• <b>Now in press: 19th Century Shop’s Catalog 170 Great Books and Photos. Please inquire for a copy.</b>
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> <i>The First American Magna Carta. English Liberties.</i> Boston, 1721.
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> Babbage presentation to Peel, the man who killed the Difference Engine 1832
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> The Stamp Act. 1765
    <b>Now in press: 19th Century Shop’s Catalog 170 Great Books and Photos. Please inquire for a copy.</b>
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> Central Park Photographs by Prevost 1862
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> Salem Witch Trials. Wonders of the Invisible World 1693
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> Mammoth print of Millie-Christine, "The Carolina Twins" c. 1868
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4: Autographs</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Ernest Hemingway, Autograph Letter Signed "Love / Mr. Papa," to Marlene Dietrich, Cuba, 1952. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Alexis de Tocqueville, Autograph Letter Signed, on the publication of <i> Democracy in America </i>, 1837. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Thomas Hart Benton, Autograph Manuscript, draft of <i>The Mechanics of Form Organization in Painting</i>, with sketches, 1926. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4: Autographs</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Elliot Erwitt, photograph of Kennedy & Eisenhower, signed by both,<br>c. 1960. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> John Adams, Partly-printed Document Signed, as President, countersigned by Secretary of State Timothy Pickering, 1798. $4,000 to $6,000. 
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Graphite drawing of Albert Einstein, signed by him & the artist, S.N. Swamy, 1950. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4: Autographs</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Autograph Musical Quotation Signed, London, 1888. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Thomas Jefferson, Partly-printed vellum Document Signed, as President, countersigned by Secretary of State James Madison, 1809. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Agatha Christie, Autograph Manuscript notebook with early drafts for numerous novels, Baghdad, circa 1948. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4: Autographs</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Claude Monet, Autograph Letter Signed to Desmond Fitzgerald, in French, 1889. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Photograph of Fidel Castro, Signed & Inscribed, in Spanish, 1955. $3,500 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Frederick Stuart Church, archive of 17 illustrated Autograph Letters Signed to Evander Schley, 1905-11. $5,000 to $7,500.
  • <b>Bonhams, March 9. Fine Books and Manuscripts, Including the Kennedy Years</b>
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> BROWNING, ELIZABETH BARRETT. Autograph Manuscript Initialed ("E.B.B."), being the working notebook for the poems contained in <i>The Seraphim and Other Poems</i>. $400,000 to 600,000
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> WILDE, OSCAR. Two leaves, pp 31-34, from the first appearance of <i>The Picture of Dorian Gray in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine for July, 1890</i>, with Wilde's autograph revisions. $40,000 to 60,000
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>Comedies, Histories and Tragedies; Published according to the true Originall Copies. Second Impression. [THE SECOND FOLIO.]</i> $200,000 to 300,000
    <b>Bonhams, March 9. Fine Books and Manuscripts, Including the Kennedy Years</b>
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> KENNEDY, JOHN FITZGERALD. Photograph Signed ("John F. Kennedy") and Inscribed, 8 x 10 inch gelatin silver print, of Senator Kennedy and Miss Barelli, at the swearing of the secretarial oath for Miss Barelli. $1,200 to 1,800
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> COOPER, JAMES FENIMORE. Autograph Manuscript, being Chapter XXVII of <i>Afloat and Ashore</i>. $15,000 to 20,000
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> IRVING, WASHINGTON. Autograph Manuscript, being Chapter 20 from Volume IV of <i>The Life of George Washington</i>. $20,000 to 30,000
    <b>Bonhams, March 9. Fine Books and Manuscripts, Including the Kennedy Years</b>
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> VERNE, JULES. Autograph Manuscript Signed ("Jules Verne"), being the complete short story "<i>Une fantaisie de docteur Ox</i>". $100,000 to 150,000
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> ALCHEMY. <i>[The Crowning of Nature, or Coronatio Naturae.]</i> Original alchemical manuscript on paper, ruled in red, with watermark of the arms of Schieland. $100,000 to 150,000
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> DE JODE, CORNELUS. 1568 - 1600. <i>Quivirae Regnu, Cum Alija Versus Borea</i>. [Antwerp: Arnoldum Coninx, 1593]. $7,000 to 10,000
    <b>Bonhams, March 9. Fine Books and Manuscripts, Including the Kennedy Years</b>
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> HOOKER, JOSEPH DALTON. <i>The Rhododendrons of Sikkim-Himalaya; Being an Account, Botanical and Geographical, of the Rhododendrons Recently Discovered in the Mountains of Eastern Himalaya</i>… $7,000 to 10,000
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> CATLIN, GEORGE. <i>North American Indian Portfolio. Hunting scenes and amusements of the Rocky Mountains and prairies of America. From drawings and notes of the author, made during eight years' travel.</i> $20,000 to 30,000
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> LINCOLN, ABRAHAM. HESLER, ALEXANDER. Platinum print, 8 3/4 x 6 3/4 in, of a beardless Lincoln, 1860.<br>$2,000 to 3,000

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>Seth Kaller:</b> “America the Beautiful”
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> George Washington, Tongue-in-Cheek, Writes James McHenry About His Wife or Mistress—But Funding the Continental Army is the Real Topic
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Young’s Map of the United States
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> President Lincoln & His Most Profitable Client, the Illinois Central Railroad
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Lincoln Thanks Former Pro-Slavery and Newly Republican Congressman for a Fiery Anti-Slavery Speech at a Philadelphia Campaign Rally
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> “A Visit From St. Nicholas” - great association copy inscribed by Clement C. Moore
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Einstein Agrees to Allow “a Short Book on the Hydrogen Bomb” to Use His Statement Made on Eleanor Roosevelt’s TV Show
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> The Building Blocks of Albert Einstein’s Creative Mind
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> A Unique Manuscript Map of Block Island Sound Including Fisher’s and Gardiner’s Islands, the Hamptons, and Montauk Point
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> J.R.R. Tolkien Writes his Proofreader with a Lengthy Discussion of the Lord of the Rings, Including Criticism of Radio Broadcasts of his Work
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Six Benjamin Franklin Signed Receipts – Including his Earliest Obtainable Autograph — Acknowledging a Donation to the Famous Library Company He Founded, and Five Payments for His Pennsylvania Gazette
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Sherman Dishes on Lincoln & Thomas, Meade, Sheridan, Halleck & Grant
  • <b>Sotheby’s New York: The Maurice Neville Collection of Modern Literature (Part III). April 24, 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s NY Apr. 24:</b> Clemens, Samuel L. <i>The Writings Of Mark Twain.</i> New York And London: Harper & Brothers, 1904to1906. $80,000 to 120,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY Apr. 24:</b> Biggers, Earl Derr. <i>The House Without a Key</i>. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1925. $7,000 to 10,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY Apr. 24:</b> Bukowski, Charles. Extensively revised typescript of his novel <i>Factotum</i>. [Los Angeles, c. 1973 to 75]. $50,000 to 70,000
    <b>Sotheby’s New York: The Maurice Neville Collection of Modern Literature (Part III). April 24, 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s NY Apr. 24:</b> Dickens, Charles. Autograph quotation from <i>A Christmas Carol</i> signed ("Charles Dickens" With Paraph). $25,000 to 35,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY Apr. 24:</b> Fitzgerald, Zelda. A group of paper dolls with costumes, circa 1927. $25,000 to 35,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY Apr. 24:</b> Hemingway, Ernest. <i>Men Without Women</i>. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1928. $25,000 to 35,000
    <b>Sotheby’s New York: The Maurice Neville Collection of Modern Literature (Part III). April 24, 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s NY Apr. 24:</b> Lawrence, T. E. Autograph letter signed ("TE Shaw") completing the order for George VII — The Brough Superior motorcycle on which he was killed. $5,000 to 7,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY Apr. 24:</b> Steadman, Ralph. "Somewhere Around Barstow". $7,000 to 10,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY Apr. 24:</b> Jones, Robert Tyre ("Bobby"), and O. B. Keeler. <i>Down The Fairway: The Golf Life And Play Of Robert T. Jones, Jr.</i> New York: Minton, Balch, 1927. $7,000 to 10,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY Apr. 24:</b> Ruth, George Herman ("Babe"). <i>Babe Ruth's Own Book Of Baseball</i>. New York & London: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1928. $8,000 to 12,000
  • <b>Old World Auctions, Apr. 26:</b> Lot 37. Anonymous, <i>[Untitled - Ancient World]</i>, 1553. Est. $20,000 - $23,000
    <b>Old World Auctions, Apr. 26:</b> Lot 45. Cellarius, <i>Haemisphaerium Stellatum Australe</i>, 1708. Est. $2,400 - $3,000
    <b>Old World Auctions, Apr. 26:</b> Lot 51. Kircher, <i>Systema Ideale quo Exprimitur</i>, 1665. Est. $1,600 - $1,900
    <b>Old World Auctions, Apr. 26:</b> Lot 152. David H. Vance, <i>Map of the United States of North America</i>, 1825. Est. $8,000 - $10,000
    <b>Old World Auctions, Apr. 26:</b> Lot 309. Mark Storm, <i>Official Texas Brags Map of North America</i>, 1948. Est. $350 - $425
    <b>Old World Auctions, Apr. 26:</b> Lot 426. B. Crété, <i>Carte Symbolique de l'Europe / Europe en 1914</i>, 1915. Est. $2,000 - $2,300
    <b>Old World Auctions, Apr. 26:</b> Lot 636. Hartmann Schedel, <i>Folio LXIIII - Destruccio Iherosolime</i>, 1493. Est. $1,100 - $1,400
    <b>Old World Auctions, Apr. 26:</b> Lot 649. Heinrich Bunting, <i>Asia Secunda pars Terrae in Forma Pegasi</i>, 1581. Est. $3,000 - $3,750
    <b>Old World Auctions, Apr. 26:</b> Lot 747. Theodore de Bry, <i> [Lot of 22 - Complete Set of De Bry's Virginia Natives]</i>, 1590. Est. $6,000 - $7,000
    <b>Old World Auctions, Apr. 26:</b> Lot 769. Lotter/Lobeck, <i>Atlas Geographicus Portatilis</i>, 1760. Est. $1,900 - $2,200
    <b>Old World Auctions, Apr. 26:</b> Lot 772. Henry Teesdale, <i>A New General Atlas of the World</i>, 1835. Est. $1,200 - $1,500
    <b>Old World Auctions, Apr. 26:</b> Lot 777. Marco Coltellini, <i>[3 Volumes] Il Gazzettiere Americano</i>, 1763. Est. $5,500 - $7,000
  • <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b>  Lewis Morris Rutherfurd, The Moon, From a Negative taken at the Observatory of Mr. L. M. Rutherfurd...May 19, 1874. Est: $5,000-8,000 (Lot 3)
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> Alvin Langdon Coburn. London. With 20 photogravures by Coburn and text by Hilaire Belloc, London and New York: 1909. First edition. Est: $4,000-6,000 (Lot 32)
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> Lee Friedlander, Newark, New Jersey, 1962 and Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1972.<br>Est: $7,000-9,000 (Lot 50)
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> The  papers of Brevet Major General John Gross Barnard (1815-1882), Chief Engineer of the Army of the Potomac. Est: $75,000-100,000 (Lot 160)
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> James Joyce, Dubliners, London: Grant Richards, 1914. First edition. Est: $5,000-8,000 (Lot 362)
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> George Sand, Group of five volumes inscribed to Henry Harrisse. Est: $4,000-6,000 (Lot 405)
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> Thomas More, Sir, Saint [Utopia]: De optimo reip. statu deque nova insula utopia libellus vere aureus… Basel: Froben, March 1518. First Basel edition. Est: $15,000-25,000 (Lot 308)
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> Johannes Brahms, Autograph letter in German signed "Joh. Brahms.” Est: $4,000-6,000 (Lot 285)
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> Kelmscott Press, [Guilelmus, of Tyre, Archbishop]. The History of Godefrey of Boloyne. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1893. Est: $2,000-3,000 (Lot 270)
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> Gilles Robert de Vaugondy, Gilles Didier, Atlas universel...Paris: the author and Boudet, 1757[-58]. Est: $10,000 - $15,000  (Lot 222)
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> John Keats, Lamia, Isabella, the Eve of Saint Agnes and Other Poems. London: Taylor and Hessey, 1820. First edition. Est: $5,000-7,000 (Lot 399)
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> Specimen book of Schumacher & Ettlinge, between 1870-1895. Original roan-backed boards.. Est: $2,000-3,000 (Lot 195)

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