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Auctions in August 2013

Auctions in august

Auctions in August. A quiet month? Not so much.

This month there are 43 events posted to the auction calendar.  This passes for a quiet month but it is actually the busiest August on record.  A generation ago auction houses took August off but not anymore.  The calendars in the high months are so busy – with a hundred sales that it has made sense to move into a 24/7/365 auction schedule.  We are there now, always connected to the Internet, able to follow sales on line and bid electronically and on the phone.

Thurs. Aug. 1      Eldred’s.  Books, Prints, Maps [782].  129 lots

                                    Heritage Auctions [HA.com].  Illustration Art [5140].  432 lots

                                    Heritage Auctions [HA.com].  Vintage Comics and Comic Art [7079].  1,203 lots

                                    Heritage Auctions [HA.com].  Rare Books online bidding ending today [201331].  218 lots

Fri. Aug. 2                Eldred’s.  Books, Prints, Maps [782].  129 lots

                                    Heritage Auctions [HA.com].  Vintage Comics and Comic Art [7079].  1,203 lots

                                    Northeast Auctions.  Americana – Historical Prints [13].  132 lots

Sat. Aug. 3               Addison and Sarova.  The Dawning & Awakening:  A Nation, A Religion, & An Art Form [1004].  369 lots

                                    Northeast Auctions.  Americana – Historical Prints [13].  132 lots

Sun. Aug. 4             National Book Auctions.  Books and Ephemera – Incunabulum, Ltd. Ed. Club, Burchfield, etc. [8042013].  333 lots

                                   Northeast Auctions.  Americana – Historical Prints [13].  132 lots

Mon. Aug. 5           Bruun Rasmussen.  Old Prints [1332a].  3 lots

Tues. Aug. 6           Bruun Rasmussen.  Modern Prints [1332b].  42 lots

                                    Rupert Toovey and Co.  Photographs, Autographs, Printed and Manuscript Ephemera [1141]

Wed, Aug. 7             Leslie Hindman Auctioneers.  Fine Books and Manuscripts [253].  394  lots.

                                    Rupert Toovey and Co.  Prints [1147].

                                    Swann Galleries.  Vintage Posters [2321].  438 lots

Thurs. Aug. 8           Heritage Auctions [HA.com].  Rare Books.  Internet bidding ending today [201332].

                                    PBA Galleries.  Fine Books in all Fields [512].  557 lots

Sat. Aug. 10          Clars Auction Gallery.  Prints, Photographs [81013].

                                    Heritage Auctions [HA.com].  Entertainment and Music Memorabilia [7081].  326 lots

Sun. Aug. 11       Clars Auction Gallery.  Prints, Photographs [81013].

Mon. Aug. 12          Bruun Rasmussen.  Old Prints [1333a].  23 lots

Tues. Aug. 13            Bonhams.  Pictures, Prints and Maps [21459].  16 lots

                                    Bruun Rasmussen.  Modern Prints [1333b].

Wed. Aug. 14           Blacksparrow.  The Hollywood Collection – Photographs and Autographs [81413].

                                    Doyle New York.  End of Summer Sale – Prints [81413].

                                    RR Auction.  Autographs [413].  1,662 lots

Thurs. Aug. 15          Bloomsbury Auctions.  Bibliophile [36072].

                                    Heritage Auctions.  Rare Books [201333].  Online bidding ending today.

Tues. Aug, 20            James D. Julia.  Prints, Globes, Manuscripts:  Session I [345a].  44 lots

Wed. Aug. 21           Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood.  Books, Maps and Prints [BK10].

                                    Bonhams.  Scottish Sale:  Books, Maps, Prints [20653].  110 lots

                                    Cowan’s.  World at War [369].

                                    Eldred’s.  The Prints of Paul Jacoulet [774].

                                    James D. Julia Auctioneers.  Prints, Manuscripts:  Session II [345b].  20 lots

                                    Morton Casa de Subastas.  Books, Historical Documents, Prints and Photographs [678].

Thurs. Aug. 22        Heritage Auctions [HA.com].  Rare Book, internet bidding ending today. [201334].

                                    James D. Julia Auctioneers.  Prints:  Session III [345c].

                                    PBA Galleries.  Rare Gold Books and Memorabilia [513].

Fri. Aug. 23              James D. Julia Auctioneers.  Prints, Manuscripts:  Session IV [345d].  56 lots

Sun. Aug. 25            Bonhams.  Prints, Books [20991].

Thurs. Aug. 29         Heritage Auctions [HA.com].  Rare Books.  Internet bidding ending today.

Use the AED Global Auction Search [at the top of AE pages] to search all lots currently posted.

Rare Book Monthly

  • <b>Bonhams: September 25, New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Ernst, Max. <i>Mr. Knife and Miss Fork</i>. Paris, 1932. DELUXE EDITION. Sold for $15,625
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Cage, John. Autograph musical leaf from his Concert for Piano and Orchestra, NY, 1958. Sold for $18,750
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Cage, John. Autograph musical leaf from his Concert for Piano and Orchestra, NY, 1958. Sold for $18,750
    <b>Bonhams: September 25, New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Einstein, Albert. Signed Passport Photo for his US citizenship application. Bermuda, 1935. Sold for $17,500
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Verard, Antoine. Illuminated printed Book of Hours. Paris, 1507. Sold for $7,500
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Wetterkurzschlussel. German Weather Report Codebook - for Enigma use. Berlin, 1942. Sold for $225,000
    <b>Bonhams: September 25, New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Morelos y Pavon, Jose Maria. Autograph letter signed to El Virrey Venegas, February 5, 1812. Sold for $6,250
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Milne, A.A. Complete set of <i>Winnie-the-Pooh</i> books. 4 volumes. All first issue points. London, 1924-1928. Sold for $5,250
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> A 48-star American Flag, battle worn flown at Guadalcanal and Peleliu, 1942-1944. Sold for $35,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Locke, John. Autograph Letter Signed mourning the death of his friend, William Molyneaux, 2 pp, October 27, 1698. Sold for $20,000
  • <b>Chiswick Auctions: Summer Books. August 22, 2018</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> Adams (Richard). <i>Watership Down,</i> FIRST EDITION, author inscription on front free end paper, folded map tipped in, original boards, dust-jacket. £800 to £1,200
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> Bowles (John). <i>Several Prospects of the Most…la Ville de Londres, avec des Remarques Historiques fort Succinctes, qui les Regardant,</i> 20 double page engraved plates only, of 23, 1724. £200 to £300
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> Auden (W.H.). <i>Our Hunting Fathers,</i> FIRST SEPARATE EDITION, 1 of 22 copies, COPY B OF 5 PRINTED ON NORMANDIE, original patterned wrappers, Cambridge, for Frederic Prokosch, 1935. £800 to £1200
    <b>Chiswick Auctions: Summer Books. August 22, 2018</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> Barrie (J. M.) & Attwell (Mabel Lucie, illustrator). <i>Peter Pan & Wendy,</i> FIRST EDITION, 12 chromolithograph plates, publisher's blue cloth, original printed dust jacket, [c.1920]; and 3 others (4). £200 to £300
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> Bartolozzi (Francesco). Genius Calling Forth the Fine Arts to Adorn Manufactures and Commerce; Agriculture (Husbandry Aided by Arts and Commerce), glazed and framed. £200 to £300
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> A collection of engraved caricatures, including Gillray ([James]) Tales of Wonder!, 1802; Rowlandson (Thomas) Sports, Smock Racing, 1811;Irish Jaunting Carr, 1814. £400 to £600
    <b>Chiswick Auctions: Summer Books. August 22, 2018</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> Bennett (Charles H, illustrator). <i>Æsop’s Fables,</i> 1875; Buchanan (Robert). <i>Ballad Stories of the Affections,</i> [1866]; Douce (Francis), The Dance of Death, 1833. £200 to £300
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> Chinese Illustrations. A group of 6 Cantonese rice paper illustrations, depicting scenes of torture with different instruments, gouache, c.340 x 220mm, original wrapper boards preserved, [c. 1800]. £200 to £300
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> Dulac (Edmund). <i>The Queen of Romania, The Dreamer of Dreams,</i> 5 coloured plates, [1915]; and others illustrated by Edmund Dulac. £300 to £400
    <b>Chiswick Auctions: Summer Books. August 22, 2018</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> Fronth (Per). Xingu Chronicles, the portfolio, comprising 30 plates, photogravues in colours, each signed, dated and titled in pencil, each numbered 10/35, on wove paper, 790 x 600 x 60mm, 1997. £300 to £400
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> Pasternak (Boris). <i>Doctor Zhivago,</i> FIRST ENGLISH EDITION, original red publisher’s cloth, pictorial dust jacket, 4to, Collins & Harvill Press, 1958. £200 to £300
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> 13 sepia photographs of visitors to the Thermes Nationaux d’Aix-les-Bains, c. 150 x 105mm, c.1890 (12). £300 to £400
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Luis de Lucena, <i>Arte de Ajedres,</i> first edition of the earliest extant manual on modern chess, Salamanca, circa 1496-97. Sold for $68,750.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Carte-de-visite album with 83 images of prominent African Americans & abolitionists, circa 1860s. Sold for $47,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Gustav Klimt, <i>Das Werk,</i> Vienna & Leipzig, 1918. Sold for $106,250.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Man Ray, <i>[London Transport] – Keeps London Going,</i> 1938. Sold for $149,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Thomas Jefferson, Letter Signed, to Major-General Nathanael Greene, promising reinforcements against Cornwallis, 1781. Sold for $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Nicolas de Fer, <i>L’Amerique Divisee Selon Letendue de ses Principales Parties,</i> Paris, 1713. Sold for $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Russell H. Tandy, <i>The Secret in the Old Attic,</i> watercolor, pencil & ink, 1944. Sold for $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Ernest Hemingway, <i>Three Stories & Ten Poems,</i> first edition of the author's first book, Paris, 1923. Sold for $23,750.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Walker Evans, <i>River Rouge Plant,</i> silver print, 1947. Sold for $57,500.
  • <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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