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Articles - May - 2013 Issue

Auctions in May

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Books on May 6th-8th at Zisska & Schauer

This May, as of April 28th, 106 sales with an estimated 20,000+ lots 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.  At the end of this list is a link to the most up-to-date schedule.

Wed. May 1st          Bonhams.  Prints [20911].  321 lots

                                    Christies.  Prints and Multiples [2697].  403 lots

                                    Swann Galleries.  Old Master through Modern Prints [2312]

Thurs.  May 2nd          Bonhams.  Books, Prints [20647].  19 lots

                                    Eldred’s.  Asian Art – Prints [759].  28 lots

                                    Heritage Auctions [HA.com].  Rare Books internet bidding ending today [201318].  284 lots

                                    Kestenbaum and Company.  Fine Judaica, Hebrew Books, Manuscripts and Autograph
   Letters [58].  393 lots

                                    Sothebys.  Prints [N08986].  372 lots

Fri.  May 3rd                Sothebys.  Prints [N08986].  372 lots

                                    Keys Fine Arts [1119].  167 lots

Sat. May 4th                Neal Auction Company.  Prints [50413].  78 lots

Sun.  May 5th              Neal Auction Company.  Prints [50413].  78 lots
Freeman’s [Samuel T. Freeman & Co.]  Prints [1458].
Bruun Rasmussen.  Old and Modern Prints [1319].

Mon. May 6th              Zisska & Schauer.  Books [61].

Bruun Rasmussen.  Old and Modern Prints [1319].

Tues. May 7th             Bonhams.  Photographs [20912].

                                    Burgerdijk & Niermans.  Books and Mapd [337].  1329 lots

                                    Zizzka & Schauer.  Books [61].

Wed.  May 8th          Bonhams.  Roy Davids:  Part III:  Poetry [L-Z] [20923].

                                    Burgerdijk & Niermans.  Books and Mapd [337].  1329 lots

                                    Zizzka & Schauer.  Books [61].

Thurs. May 9th           Bloomsbury Auctions.  The Botanical Library of a Continental Gentleman [36052].  288 lots

                                    Heritage Auctions [HA.com].  Rare Books on line bidding ends today [201319].

                                    PBA Galleries.  Fine Books in all Fields [506].

Sat. May 11th              Guernsey’s.  John James Audubon Handsome Works of Nature [51113].  230 lots

Sun. May 12th            Bonhams.  Books and Prints [20965].

                                    National Book Auctions.  Books [51213].

Mon. May 13th           Bonhams.  Books and Prints [29065]

                                    Swann Galleries, Inc.  Modernist Posters [2314].

Tues. May 14th           Ader.  Ancient and Modern Medicinal Books [20831].

                                    Ketterer Kunst / F. Doerling.  Old Masters and 19th Century Prints [402].

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

                                    Rupert Toovey and Co.  Antiquarian and Collector’s Books [1127].

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

Wed.  May 15th         Ader.  Ancient and Modern Medical Books – Collection of M. C. [20831]

                                    Autographes Encheres.  Autographs, Manuscripts, Historical Memories, Vintage Posters – auction ends today [21710].  148 lots

                                    Christies.  Photographs [1120].  108 lots

                                    Dominic Winter Book Auctions.  Printed Books, Maps and Documents [51513].

                                   ERA Encheres.  Collection of 60 Atlases, Esotericism, Manuscripts, Curiosa, Old Books, Varied [21730].

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

                                    RR Auction.  Autographs [408].

                                    Rupert Toovey and Co.  Prints [1126].

                                    Tajan.  Russian Art – Ancient and Modern Books [21713].

                                    Coutau-Begarie.  Books on Textiles [51513].

Thurs. May 16th         Bloomsbury Auctions.  Bibliophile [36042].

                                    Dominic Winter Book Auctions.  Historical, Aviation, Maritime and Transport Memorabilia [51613].

                                    Heritage Auctions [HA.com].  Comics and Comic Art [7076].

                                    Heritage Auctions [HA.com].  Rare Books – internet bidding ending today [201320].

                                    Piasa.  Ancient and Modern Books [206626].

                                    Swann Galleries, Inc.  Contemporary Art [2315].

Fri. May 17th              Bloomsbury Auctions.  Photographs and Photobooks [36043].

                                    Coutau-Begarie.  Ancient and Modern Books [51713].

                                    Heritage Auctions [HA.com].  Comics and Comic Art [7076].

                                    Jeschke – van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH.  Precious and Rare Books & Decorative Prints [90].

                                    Rossini.  A Century of Posters [21725].

                                    Gonnelli Casa d’Aste.  Prints, Drawings, Maps and Views [12].

Sat. May 18th              Artcurial Briest-Le Fur-Poulain-F. Tajan.  Comic Strips [21446].

                                    Clars Auction Gallery.  Prints, Photographs [51813].

                                    Gonnelli Casa d’Aste.  Prints, Drawings, Maps and Views [12].

                                    Cottone.  Books, Ephemera, Prints [51813].

                                    Castner’s Auciton and Appraisal Service.  Photographs and Postcard Collection [51813].

                                    Eldred’s.  Prints, Books [784].

                                    Heritage Auctions [HA.com].  Comics and Comic Art [7076].

Sun. May 19th        Bonhams.  Books, Prints [20966].

                                    Clars Auction Gallery.  Prints, Photographs [51813].

Wed. May 22nd        Ader.  Ancient Books – Szapiro Collection [20842].

                                    Bonhams.  The Sporting Sale [20648].

Thurs. May 23rd         Aguttes.  Books and Old Papers [20655].

                                    Bloomsbury Auctions.  Chinese Propaganda Posters [36054].  532 lots

                                    Hauff and Auvermann.  Part I.  Rare Books, Autographs and Engravings [70a].  693 lots

                                    Heritage Auctions [HA.com].  Rare Books – internet bidding ending today [201321].

                                    RR Auction.  Autographs [409].

                                    Swann Galleries, Inc.  Autographs [2316].

Fri. May 24th              Ader.  Ancient and Modern Prints [20841].                     

                                    Hauff and Avermann.  Part II:  Rare Books, Autographs and Engravings [70b].  1119 lots

                                    Piasa.  Ancient,  Modern and VContemporary Photos [20627].

Sat. May 25th              ERA Encheres.  Rare Prints of the XVI to the XIX, Very Fine Ancient Books about Lyon [21376].

                                    Hauff and Auvermann.  Part III:  Modern Literature, Posters and Photography [70c]

                                    Hauff and Auvermann.  Part IV:  Modern and Contemporary Art [70d].

                                    Morton Casa de Subastas.  Books, Documents and Engravings [52513].

                                    Northeast Auctions.  Historical Americana [52513].

Sun. May 26th          Northeast Auctions.  Historical Americana [52513].

Mon. May 27th           Dorotheum.  Modern and Contemporary Prints [52713].

                                    Ketterer Kunst / F. Doerling.  Books [405].

Tues.  May 28th          Artcurial Briest-Le Fur-Poulain-F. Tajan.  Books and Manuscripts [20890].

                                    Bubb Kuyper.  Books, Manuscripts, Graphic Art [58].

                                    Jeschke – van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH.  Prints [91].

                                    Ketterer Kunst / F. Doerling.  Books [405].

                                    Minerva Auctions Roma.  Paintings and Drawings of the XIX Century Art Books [ROMA-91].

Wed. May 29th           Alde.  Letters and Manuscripts [20986].

                                    Bubb Kuyper.  Books, Manuscripts, Graphic Art [58].

                                    Dorotheum.  Autographs [52913].

                                    Sothebys.  Photographs [PF1310].

                                    Sothebys.  Books and Manuscripts [PF1303].

Thurs. May 30th         Bloomsbury Auctions.  Important Book and Manuscripts [36056].

                                    Bubb Kuyper.  Books, Manuscripts, Graphic Art [58].

                                    Galerie Bassenge.  Prints [101h].

                                    Heritage Auctions [HA.com].  Rare Books – internet bidding ending today [2013222].

                                    Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers.  Books [53013].

                                    PBA Galleries.  South Sea:  The Library of Dr. Richard Topel, Part II [507].

                                    Profiles in History.  The Property of a Distinguished American Private Collector, Part II [53013].

Fri. May 31st               Alde.  First Editions of the XIX and XX – Collection Tschann [21423]

                                    Bubb Kuyper.  Books, Manuscripts, Graphic Art [58].

                                    Galerie Bassenge.  Prints [101b].

                                    Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers.  Books [53013]

Link to current auction list and auction search.

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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