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Articles - January - 2014 Issue

Auctions In January

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Numbers do not always tell the whole story but when the number is the quantity of scheduled auctions in the books, manuscripts, maps and ephemera category for a specific month we can make comparisons to the past five years.  Going into 2014 for January we have 54 events, for past 5 years 36, 20, 18, 24 and 19.  It suggests some early strength. 

 

Thursday January 2nd

Heritage Auctions – Dallas. Rare Books [201401].  Internet bidding ending today.

 

Sunday January 5th

National Book Auctions – Ithaca.  [10514].  499 lots

Heritage Auctions.  Comics – internet bidding ending today [121401]

Heritage Auctions.  Movie Posters – internet bidding ending today [161401] 

 

Monday January 6th

Bruun Rasmussen.  Old Master Prints [1402a].  10 lots

 

Tuesday January 7th

Bruun Rasmussen.  Modern and Contemporary Prints [1402b].  64 lots

 

Thursday January 9th

Heritage Auctions.  Rare Books [201402].  Internet bidding ending today.

 

Friday January 10th

Dirk Soulis Auctions – Lee’s Summit.  The Layne Christiansen Corporate Collection of American Art [11014].  13 lots

 

Saturday January 11th

Hauff and Auvermann – Berlin-Wilmersdorf.  Rare Books, Photography and Art [72].  594 lots

Clars Auction Gallery.  Prints and Photographs [11114].  303 lots

 

Sunday January 12th

Clars Auction Gallery.  Prints and Photographs continued [11114].  303 lots

Heritage Auctions.  Comics – internet bidding ending today [121402].

Heritage Auctions.  Movie Posters – internet bidding ending today [161402].

 

Tuesday January 14th

Paige Auction - Portland.  Prints [11414].

 

Wednesday January 15th

Lyon & Turnbull - Edinburgh.  Rare Books, Maps and Manuscripts [399].  408 lots

RR Auction - Amhurst.  Rare Manuscript, Document & Autographs ending today [421].

Doyle New York.  The Yale R. Burge Collection:  Print and Books [301].

 

Thursday January 16th

Heritage Auctions.  Rare Books – internet bidding ending today [20143].

PBA Galleries.  Fine Americana – African-American History – Travel – Maps and Views [534].  559 lots

 

Sunday January 19th

Bonhams.  Prints [21531].

Heritage Auctions.  Comics – internet bidding ends today [121403].

Heritage Auctions.  Movie Posters – internet bidding ends today [161403].

Artcurial.  Aeronautics [2466].

Osenat.  Archeology:  Gantner Museum Collection – Antiquarian Books [25161]

 

Monday January 20th

Bonhams.  Prints [21531].

 

Wednesday January 22nd

Morton Casa de Subastas.  Documents, Prints and Antique Books [694].

 

Thursday January 23rd

Heritage Auctions.  Rare Books – internet bidding ends today [201404].

RR Auction.  Hollywood – auction ends today [422].

Sothebys.  Of Royal and Noble Descent [14313].

Swann Galleries.  20th Century Illustration [2337].

Bloomsbury Auctions.  Bibliophile [36109].

 

Friday January 24th

Sothebys.  Important Americana [N09100].

Stair Auctioneers and Apprisers.  Prints [12414].

Vermot de Pas.  Books XXth, Documention about Art XXth, Photographie XXth, Posters May 68 [23533].

 

Saturday January 25th

Eldreds.  Books, Prints, Photographs [789].

Sothebys.  Important Americana [N09100].

 

Sunday January 26th

Bonhams.  Entertainment Memorabilia [21024].

Heritage Auctions.  Comics – internet bidding ends today [121404].

Heritage Auctions.  Movie Posters – internet bidding ends today [161404].

National Book Auctions.  Books and Ephemera [12614].

 

Tuesday January 28th

Christies.  Francisco Jose de Goya Y Lucientes:  Graphic Masterpieces from a Private  Collection [2799].

Bruun Rasmussen.  Books and Manuscripts [1405].

 

Wednesday January 29th

Dominic Winter Book Auctions.  Printed Books, Maps and Historical Documents [12914].

Rupert Toovey and Co.  Prints [1193].

 

Thursday January 30th

AntiquarianAuctions.com.  Rare Books – internet bidding ends today [32].

De Baecque and Associes.  Autographs and Documents [23909].

De Baecque and Associes.  Autographs and Documents [24967].

Heritage Auctions.  Rare Books – internet bidding ends today [201405].

PBA Galleries – San Francisco.  Beats and Counterculture with other Fine Literature – Part 2 [525].

Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers.  Books – Day 1 [1199]

 

Friday January 31st

Cowans Auctions – Cincinnati.  William F. “Buffalo” Bill [394].

Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers.  Books – Day 2 [1200].

 

As more auctions and their lots are posted the keyword or advanced searches can always be used to look for material and references of interest.

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:</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>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>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

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