• <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
  • <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books and Works on Paper. March 30, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions Mar. 30:</b> Potter (Beatrix). The Tale of Peter Rabbit, first edition, first issue, [1901]. Part of an extensive, private Beatrix Potter collection. £15,000 - 20,000
    <b>Forum Auctions Mar. 30:</b> Dodgson (Charles Lutwidge). The Hunting of the Snark, first edition, with original printed dust-jacket, 1876.<br>£7,000 - 9,000
    <b>Forum Auctions Mar. 30:</b> Buckland Wright (John). Pervigilium Veneris: The Vigil of Venus, number 1 of 100 copies (Christopher Sandford's copy), Golden Cockerel Press, 1939.<br>£2,000 - 3,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books and Works on Paper. March 30, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions Mar. 30:</b> Kelmscott Press. Keats (John). The Poems, one of 300, orig. vellum, 8vo, Kelmscott Press, 1894. £1,800 - 2,200
    <b>Forum Auctions Mar. 30:</b> Greenhill (Elizabeth).- Morison (Stanley) and Kenneth Day. The Typographic Book, 1450-1935, bound in dark green goatskin by Elizabeth Greenhill, 1963. £6,000 - 8,000
    <b>Forum Auctions Mar. 30:</b> Fitzgerald (F. Scott). The Great Gatsby, first edition, first state dust-jacket, New York, 1925. £25,000 - 35,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books and Works on Paper. March 30, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions Mar. 30:</b> Dionysius, <i>Halicarnassensis</i>. Antiquitates Romanae, Editio princeps, Treviso, Bernardinus Celerius, 24 or 25 February, 1480. £4,000 - 6,000
    <b>Forum Auctions Mar. 30:</b> Canon Law. [Laurentius Puldericus. Breviarum decreti], manuscript in Latin, on paper, [?Germany], [c. 1450].<br>£5,000 - 7,000
    <b>Forum Auctions Mar. 30:</b> Swimming. Percey (William) The Compleat Swimmer: or, the Art of Swimming, first and only edition, by J.C. for Henry Fletcher, 1658. £5,000 - 7,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books and Works on Paper. March 30, 2017</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions Mar. 30:</b> Binding with silverwork by Anthony Nelme. The Holy Bible, containing the Old Testament and the New: : newly translated out of the original tongues, Oxford, John Baskett, 1716. £10,000 - 15,000
    <b>Forum Auctions Mar. 30:</b> George IV's copy. Nash (John, architect). The Royal Pavilion at Brighton, one of 10 copies, 1826. £8,000 - 10,000
    <b>Forum Auctions Mar. 30:</b> Blake (William, 1757-1827). "With Dreams upon my bed thou scarest me & affrightest me with Visions", 1825. £700 - 1,000
  • <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>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> THE PAPERS OF BREVET MAJOR GENERAL JOHN GROSS BARNARD (1815-1882), Chief Engineer of the Army of the Potomac. Estimate: $75,000-100,000
    <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
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> WILLIAM FADEN, A Plan of New York Island, with part of Long Island, Staten Island & East New Jersey. London: 1776. Estimate: $5,000-8,000
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> MAX BEERBOHM, Lord Curzon delivering an oration. Original drawing with collage. London, 1912. Est: $2,000-3,000
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> AMERICAN REVOLUTION, Recueil des Loix Constitutives des Colonies Angloises. A Philadelphie, et se vend a Paris: Cellot & Jombert, 1778. First collected edition in French. Estimate: $500-800
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> WILLIAM TECUMSEH SHERMAN, Confederate General Joseph Johnston's copy of Sherman's General Orders No. 65 announcing the final agreement of Surrender, 27 April 1865. Est: $4,000-6,000
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> JOHN KEATS, Lamia, Isabella, the Eve of Saint Agnes and Other Poems. London: Taylor and Hessey, 1820. First edition of Keats’s third book.. Estimate: $5,000-7,000
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> M. T. Cicero's Cato Major, or his discourse of Old-age: With Explanatory Notes. Philadelphia: Benjamin Franklin, 1744. Est: $5,000-8,000
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> WINSTON S CHURCHILL, History of the English Speaking Peoples. London: Cassell, 1956-58. First editions. Est: $1,500-2,500

Rare Book Monthly

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>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 Mar. 30: Printed & Manuscript African Americana</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30:</b> Malcolm X, typed manuscripts for the <i>LA Herald Dispatch</i> column "God's Angry Men," 1957.<br>$200,000 to $300,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30:</b> Frederick Douglass, Autograph Letter Signed to George Alfred Townsend, Washington, 1880.<br>$40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30:</b> Carte-de-visite album featuring a previously unrecorded image of Harriet Tubman, 1860s.<br>$20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30: Printed & Manuscript African Americana</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30:</b> Collection of documents from the Montgomery Improvement Association, Alabama, 1955-63. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30:</b> Martin Luther King, Jr., working draft of the "Letter from Birmingham Jail," Alabama, 1963. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30:</b> <i>Benjamin Bannaker's Almanac</i> for 1795, Baltimore. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30: Printed & Manuscript African Americana</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30:</b> Collection of 41 letters addressed to Rebecca Primus, 1854-72.<br>$20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30:</b> Abby Fisher, <i>What Mrs. Fisher Knows About Old Southern Cooking</i>, first edition, San Francisco, 1881.<br>$10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30:</b> Victor H. Green, <i>The Negro Motorist Green-Book for 1941</i>, New York, 1940. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar. 30:</b> Toni Morrison, <i>The Bluest Eye, </i>reviewer's copy, New York, 1971. $4,000 to $6,000.
  • <b>Auction Pierre Bergé & associés in association with Sotheby’s: Important Books and Manuscripts from the Library of Jean A. Bonna from the 15th to the 20th Century. Sale on April 26, 2017. Exhibition in London March 28-30</b>
    <b>Pierre Bergé & Associés, Apr. 26:</b> Galileo, <i>Discorsi e Dimostrazioni matematiche.</i> Leyde, Elzevier, 1638. Original edition: only known copy of the first state. €700,000 – 900,000
    <b>Pierre Bergé & Associés, Apr. 26:</b> Fables illustrated by Benjamin Rabier. Paris, Tallandier, without date [ca. 1910]. Superb binding doubled in vellum decorated with painted and mosaic decors by André Mare illustrating four fables. €10,000 – 15,000
    <b>Pierre Bergé & Associés, Apr. 26:</b> Gustave Flaubert, draft for the preface of the <i>Memoir for the defense of Madame Bovary</i>, 15-30 January 1857. Exceptiona signed autograph manuscript. €40,000 – 60,000
    <b>Auction Pierre Bergé & associés in association with Sotheby’s: Important Books and Manuscripts from the Library of Jean A. Bonna from the 15th to the 20th Century. Sale on April 26, 2017. Exhibition in London March 28-30</b>
    <b>Pierre Bergé & Associés, Apr. 26:</b> Boccace, <i>The Book of Praise and the Virtue of the Noble and Cleric Ladies.</i> Verard, 1493. First edition of the French version attributed to Laurent de Premierfait. €40,000 – 60,000
    <b>Pierre Bergé & Associés, Apr. 26:</b> Exceptional set of 15 original bindings by Jean de Gonet, on rare editions illustrated by Picasso, Matisse, Miro or original editions of Bataille or Radiguet.

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