Not so long ago August was a quiet month in the rare book auction field but not so much any more. The tightness in the calendar in both spring and fall makes January and August appealing for the lack of competition and the increasingly around the clock desire by the diligent to bid. Here are two to consider.
In Georgia on August 3rd at 3:00 pm Addison and Sarova will sell a fine assortment under the banner “The Dawning & The Awakening: A Nation, A Religion, and An Art Form – fine books, maps, and ephemera including -
A collection of Americana focusing upon pre-Revolutionary and Revolutionary Americana
A large number of sermons printed in America during the Great Awakening
Petrarch’s Triomph printed in 1499 by Pacini
A large collection of books from the Bienenstock Furniture Library in North Carolina, the focus: Interior and furniture design [30 shelf-lots]"
Addison & Sarova
4731- B Northside Drive, Macon, GA 31210
Tel: 478 787-BOOK
The sale catalogue can be reached through this link:
Online bidding is through Artfact.
In Chicago on August 7th Leslie Hindman will sell, at noon CST, Fine Books and Manuscripts Sale [No. 253], an appealing potpourri containing an egalitarian mix -
A diverse selection of lots from original Audubon works
A significant archive from the Mormon Apostle George Teasdale
An extensive collection of and from “French aesthete, Symbolist poet, art collector and famed dandy” Count Robert de Montesquiou
Spanish works among the highlights of the Travel and Exploration and Continental sessions
Russian Futurist illustrated works
The Art session
The Autographed and Autograph session including Verdi, Rossini, George Washington, Bonaparte, Dickens and Hemingway among others
The catalogue is online at
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers
1338 West Lake Street
Chicago, Illinois 60607
For specific questions contact Mary Williams firstname.lastname@example.org
Live bidding options are provided.