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Articles - December - 2013 Issue

Auctions in December

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A busy start leading to a well earned rest

The book, manuscript, map and ephemera auctions in December complete what has been a strong run through the fall season.  Weeks now see what used to be annual volumes.  Many dealers report their sales are also strong.  Whether this is a cyclical economic recovery or a more fundamental shift to auctions is now the subject of debate.  What is not subject to debate is the breath of material that will soon be sold. The opportunities are many.

 

Sunday December 1st

Piasa – Paris.  Tin Tin [22651].  288 lots

Heritage Auctions – Dallas.  Comics – internet bidding ending today.

Heritage Auctions – Dallas.  Posters – internet bidding ending today.

 

Monday December 2nd

Autographes Encheres.  Stars from Hollywood – internet bidding ending today.

 

Tuesday December 3rd

Christie’s – London – King Street.  Old Master Prints [1139].  103 lots

Sotheby’s – Paris.  Western Manuscripts and Miniatures [13241].  58 lots

 

Wednesday December 4th

Galerie Bassenge – Berlin – Grunewald.  Photographs [102L].  96 lots

Bonhams – London.  Travel and Exploration [21102].  116 lots

Christie’s – London – King Street.  Old Master, Modern and Contemporary Prints [9728].  410 lots

Rupert Toovey and Co. – West Sussex.  Prints [1173].

Artcurial – Paris.  Prints and Illustrated Books [24399].  274 lots

Binoche et Giguello – rue La Boetie, Paris.  Baroque Library of Jean Claude Carriere [17245].  272 lots

Dorotheum – Vienna.  Autographs [10345].  369 lots

Galerie Bassenge – Berlin – Grunewald.  Photobooks and Photo Literature [102M].  187 lots

Galerie Bassenge – Berlin – Grunewald.  Photography of the 19th – 21st Centuries [102N].  419 lots

 

Thursday December 5th

Bonhams – London.  Travel and Exploration [21102].  116 lots

Sotheby’s – New York.  Fine Books and Manuscripts, including Americana [N09057].  169 lots

Swann Galleries – New York.  Maps and Atlases, Natural History and Historical Prints and Ephemera [2334].  444 lots

Heritage Auctions – Dallas.  Rare Books – internet bidding ending today [201349].
PBA Galleries – San Francisco.  Fine Literature [521].  589 lots

Piasa – Paris.  H. M. Petiet [22703].  256 lots

Ader – Paris.  Modern and Contemporary Photographs [24389].  277 lots

 

Friday December 6th

Christie’s – New York.  Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts [2751].  199 lots

Heritage Auctions – Dallas.  Entertainment [7082].  320 lots

Pierre Berge and Associes – Paris.  Books, Autographs and Manuscripts [16866].  139 lots

Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers – Norwich.  Modern British Prints [1175].  141 lots

Beaussant Lefevre – Paris.  Prints [24369].  16 lots

Christie’s – New York.  Dylan Goes Electric [3482].  5 lots

 

Saturday December 7th

Heritage Auctions – Dallas.  Civil War [6107].

Koller Auctions – Zurich.  Modern Prints [Z35].  146 lots

Clars Auction Gallery – Oakland.  Prints [120713].

Ketterer Kunst Doerling – Hamburg.  Contemporary Prints [410].  111 lots

 

Sunday December 8th

Bonhams – San Francisco.  Prints [21040].  107 lots

Clars Auction Gallery – Oakland.  Prints [120713].

Heritage Auctions – Dallas.  Comics [121349].

Heritage Auctions – Dallas.  Posters [161349]

 

Monday December 9th

Bonhams – New York.  Judaica [21388].

Alde – Paris.  Letters and Manuscripts [22897].

 

Tuesday December 10th

Aguttes – Neuilly-sur-Seine.  Books, Posters and Ancient Paper [22439].

Alde – Paris.  Ancient Books from the XIXth Century [22899].

Bonhams – Los Angeles.  Entertainment Memorabilia [21024].

Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers – Kilkenny.  Important Rare Books [121013].

Minerva Auctions Roma.  Books, Autographs, Prints [98].  733 lots

Sotheby’s – London.  English Literature, History, Children’s Books and Illustrations [13408].

Sotheby’s – London.  Library of an English Bibliophile – Part III [13411].

 

Wednesday December 11th

RR Auction – Amherst.  Rare Manuscript, Document & Autograph [420].  1,576 lots

Bonhams – New York.  Fine Books and Manuscripts [21029]

Dominic Winter Book Auctions – Gloustershire.  Printed Books, Maps and Documents [121113].

Minerva Auctions Roma.  Photographs [99].

Bloomsbury Auctions – London.  Pictures and Books [36099].  295 lots

Dorotheum – Vienna.  Prints before 1900 [121113].

 

Thursday December 12th

DeBaecque and Associes – Lyon.  Books, Antiquarian and Modern, Autographs and Documents [22801].

Gonnnelli Casa D’Aste – Firenze.  Prints [0014].

Swann Galleries – New York.  Classic Photographs and Photobooks [2335].

Bloomsbury Auctions – London.  Bibliophile [36106].

Dominic Winter Book Auctions – Gloucestershire.  Children’s and Illustrated Books [121213].

Dorotheum – Vienna.  Books and Decorative Prints [121213].

Heritage Auctions – Dallas.  Rare Books – internet bidding ends today [201250].

 

Friday December 13th

Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society.  Rare and Used Books [121313].

 

Saturday December 14th

Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH.  Rare Books, Prints and Photography [85].

Neret Minet and Tessier – Paris.  Comic Strips [18053].

 

Saturday December 15th

Heritage Auctions – Dallas.  Comics internet bidding ending today [121350].

Heritage Auctions – Dallas.  Comics

Heritage Auctions – Dallas.  Posters [161350]

 

Sunday December 16th

Cowans Auctions.  American History online bidding ends today [372].

 

Monday December 17th

Henri Godts Books and Prints Auctions.  Books [121713].

Tajan – Paris.  Ancient and Modern Prints [9855].

Artcurial – Paris.  Books and Manuscripts [2399].

Grays Auctioneers – Cleveland.  Vintage Comic Books [74].

 

Tuesday December 18th

Bonhams – London.  Entertainment Memorabilia [20772].

Sotheby’s – Paris.  Bibliotheque Raoul Simonson – Albert et Monique Kies – Seconde partie [pf1332].

Swann Galleries – New York.  Julius Paul Collection of Posters [2336].  378 lots

Bloomsbury Auctions – London.  Antiquarian Books [36108].

Profiles in History – Calabasas Hills.  Rock and Roll [59].  161 lots

 

Wednesday December 19th

RR Auction – Amherst.  Autographs [121913].

Neret Minet and Tessier – Paris.  Books [17093].

Heritage Auctions – Dallas.  Rare Books – internet bidding ending today [201351]

PBA Galleries – San Francisco.  Fine Books in all Fields [522].

Profiles in History – Calabasas Hills.  The Property of a Distinguished American Private Collector Part III [61].  216 lots

 

Thursday December 20th

Profiles in History – Calabasas.  Hollywood and Animation Day I [122013].

 

Friday December 21st

Profiles in History – Calabasas.  Hollywood and Animation Day II [122113].

Saturday December 22nd

Heritage Auctions – Dallas.  Comics – internet bidding ends today [121351]

Heritage Auctions – Dallas.  Posters – internet bidding ends today [161351].

 

Thursday December 26th

Heritage Auctions – Dallas.  Rare Books – internet bidding ends today [201352].

 

Sunday December 29th

Heritage Auctions – Dallas.  Comics - internet bidding ends today [1213352]

Heritage Auctions – Dallas.  Posters – internet bidding ends today [161352].

 

Tuesday December 31st.  Rupert Toovey and Co. – West Sussex.  Prints [1176].

 


Posted On: 2013-12-01 14:45
User Name: dlw181

Hi Bruce,

It would be a great help to me (and I suspect others) if you could provide guidance as to the composition of the upcoming auctions. As a collector of first edition science documents, I can report that while your auction list is very helpful, it would be even more so if lots were tagged by category so as to allow searches of "science" for example. I am not going to look through all the lots of every auction, so am left with the imperfect alternative of searching using keywords like atom, quantum and Einstein.


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>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:<br>Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Caius Julius Hyginus, <i>Poeticon Astronomicon,</i> first illustrated edition, Venice, 1482. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Giovanni Botero, <i>Le Relationi Universali... divise in Sette Parti</i>, Venice, 1618. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> <i>L'Escole des Filles</i>, likely third edition of the first work of pornographic fiction in French, 1676. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:<br>Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Illuminated Book of Hours in Latin on vellum, Flanders, early 16th century. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Johannes Regiomontanus, <i>Calendarium,</i> Venice, 1485. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Pedro de Medina, <i>Libro d[e] gra[n]dezas y cosas memorables de España,</i> Alcalá de Henares, 1566. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:<br>Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b><br>Luis de Lucena, <i>Arte de Ajedres,</i> Salamanca, circa 1496-97. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Andrés Serrano, <i>Los Siete Principes de los Ángeles, válidos de Rey del Cielo,</i> Spain, 1707. $800 to $1,200.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Johannes de Sacrobosco, <i>Sphaera mundi,</i> first illustrated edition, Venice, 1478. $15,000 to $20,000.
  • <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> A Rare 3-rotor German Enigma I Enciphering Machine. $70,000 to $90,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Important collection of correspondence between Werner Heisenberg and Bruno Rossi. $40,000 to $60,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Walt Whitman Autograph manuscript containing his thoughts on death. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> David Roberts. <i>Holy Land</i>. Six volumes. 1842-1849. First edition. $15,000 to $25,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Extensive collection of Ray Bradbury's primary works, most signed or inscribed. $15,000 to $20,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Peter Force. Declaration of Independence. $12,000 to $18,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Steinbeck. <i>Grapes of Wrath</i>. A fine copy of the first edition. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Lewis & Clark. <i>Travels to the Source of the Missouri River</i>... First English edition, extra-illustrated. 1814. $10,000 to 15,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Manuscript document signed by Nuno de Guzman relating to Hernan Cortes, 1528. $8,000 to $12,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> “Nos los inquisidores..." The first book in English printed West of the Mississippi. [1787]. $5,000 to $8,000.

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