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Articles - July - 2013 Issue

Auctions in July

July 2013

A snapshot of the July book, manuscript, map and ephemera calendar

July this year is a quiet month with 49 events on the calendar.  Not so many years ago 49 would have ranked among the busiest months but the market has been changing.

Tues. July 2nd                Sothebys.  Western Manuscripts and Literature [L13240].  71 lots

                                           John Nicholson, Fine Art Auctioneer & Valuer.  Books and Manuscripts [2886058].

Thurs. July 4th                  De Baecque & Associes.  Autographs, Documents, Photographs [21776].  282 lots

                                            Heritage Auctions [HA.com]  Rare Book – internet bidding ending today.  206 lots

Sun. July 7th                    National Book Auctions.  Books and Ephemera – Basquiat, Medieval,
  American West, etc.  [07072013]

Tues. July 9th                  Neret – Minet & Tessier.  Vintage Posters [16872].  540 lots

Wed. July 10th                  Morton Casa de Subastas.  Books, Historical Documents, Prints and Photographs [676].  266 lots

                                            Rupert Toovey and Co.  Prints [1139].

                                            Sothebys.  The Joseph Conrad Collection from the Library of the late Stanley J. Seeger – Part I [L13415].  193 lots

                                            Sothebys.  English Literature; Children’s Books and Illustrations [L13404]

Thurs. July 11th                Heritage Auctions [HA.com].  Rare Books internet bidding ending today [201328].

                                          PBA Galleries.  Rare Americana [510].

Fri. July 12th                    Jeschke – van vliet Book and Art Auctions Ltd.  Rare Books [93].  824 lots

                                              Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers.  Selected Quality Pictures – Prints [1127].  38 lots

                                          Skinner, Inc.  Prints [2663B].  16 lots

Sat. July 13th                    Clars Auction Gallery.  Prints, Photographs [71313].

                                            Neal Auction Company.  Prints [71313].

Sun. July 14th                  Clars Auction Gallery.  Prints, Photographs [71313].

                                                Neal Auction Company.  Prints [71313].

Tues. July 16th                  Bonhams.  Prints [20737].

                                                Christies.  Prints and Multiples [2718].  437 lots

                                                Freeman’s [Samuel T. Freeman & Co.]  Books and Maps [1465].

Wed. July 17th                    Alexander Autographs, Inc.  Autographs [71713]. 
Dominic Winter Book Auctions.  Old Master and Modern Prints [71713].

                                              RR Auction.  Autographs [412].

                                              Skinner, Inc.  Ephemera [2664M].

Thurs. July 18th                  Alexander Autographs, Inc.  Autographs [71713].

                                                Eldred’s.  Marine Art and Antiques [777].

                                                Heritage Auctions [HA.com].  Rare Books online bidding ending today [201329].

                                                Skinner, Inc.  Ephemera [2664M].

Fri.  July 19th                    Eldred’s.  Marine Arts and Antiques [777].

Wed.  July 24th                    Dominic Winter Book Auctions.  Printed Books, Maps and Documents [72413].

Thurs. July 25th                Antiquarian Auctions.  Rare Books – bidding ends today [28].

                                                Heritage Auctions [HA.com].  Entertainment and Music Memorabilia [7081]

                                                Heritage Auctions [HA.com].  Rare Books online bidding ending today [201330].

                                                Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers [Books [72513].

                                                PBA Galleries.  Historical Autographs and Manuscripts with Archival Material [511].

                                                RR Auction.  Civil War [72513].

Fri. July 26th                      Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers.  Books [72513].

Sat.  July 27th                    Heritage Auctions [HA.com].  Movie Posters [7078].

Sun.  July 28th                    Bonhams.  Prints, Books [20989].

                                                Heritage Auctions [HA.com].  Movie Posters [7078].

Tues.  July 30th                  Copley Fine Art.  The Sporting Sale [73013].

                                                Heritage Auctions [HA.com].  Illustration Art [5140].

Wed.  July 31st                  Copely Fine Art.  The Sporting Sale [73013]

                                              Eldred’s.  Books, Prints, Maps [782]

                                              Gray’s Auctioneers.  Prints [69].

                                              Heritage Auctions [HA.com].  Illustration Art [5140]

                                                Profiles in History.  Animation [58].

Rare Book Monthly

  • <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.
  • <b>Leland Little: Important Fall Auction. September 22, 2018</b>
    <b>Leland Little, Sep. 22:</b> Published Half Plate Ambrotype of a North Carolina Confederate Officer. $2,000 to $4,000
    <b>Leland Little, Sep. 22:</b> Two 19th Century Books Pertaining to Canada's Red River Settlement. $400 to $800
    <b>Leland Little, Sep. 22:</b> Two Books With Fore-Edge Paintings of British Architectual Landmarks. $400 to $600
    <b>Leland Little: Important Fall Auction. September 22, 2018</b>
    <b>Leland Little, Sep. 22:</b> Andy Warhol (American, 1928-1987), "Torte a la Dobosch" from <i>Wild Raspberries</i>. $1,000 to $3,000
    <b>Leland Little, Sep. 22:</b> Keith Haring (American, 1958-1990), <i>Pop Shop II,</i> One Plate screenprint in colors, on wove paper, 1998. $8,000 to $12,000
    <b>Leland Little, Sep. 22:</b> Thomas Rowlandson (British, 1756-1827), Twenty-Two Prints from the <i>Tours of Dr. Syntax</i>. $500 to $1,000
  • <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>

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