• <b>Bonhams, March 9. Fine Books and Manuscripts, Including the Kennedy Years</b>
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> BROWNING, ELIZABETH BARRETT. Autograph Manuscript Initialed ("E.B.B."), being the working notebook for the poems contained in <i>The Seraphim and Other Poems</i>. $400,000 to 600,000
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> WILDE, OSCAR. Two leaves, pp 31-34, from the first appearance of <i>The Picture of Dorian Gray in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine for July, 1890</i>, with Wilde's autograph revisions. $40,000 to 60,000
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>Comedies, Histories and Tragedies; Published according to the true Originall Copies. Second Impression. [THE SECOND FOLIO.]</i> $200,000 to 300,000
    <b>Bonhams, March 9. Fine Books and Manuscripts, Including the Kennedy Years</b>
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> KENNEDY, JOHN FITZGERALD. Photograph Signed ("John F. Kennedy") and Inscribed, 8 x 10 inch gelatin silver print, of Senator Kennedy and Miss Barelli, at the swearing of the secretarial oath for Miss Barelli. $1,200 to 1,800
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> COOPER, JAMES FENIMORE. Autograph Manuscript, being Chapter XXVII of <i>Afloat and Ashore</i>. $15,000 to 20,000
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> IRVING, WASHINGTON. Autograph Manuscript, being Chapter 20 from Volume IV of <i>The Life of George Washington</i>. $20,000 to 30,000
    <b>Bonhams, March 9. Fine Books and Manuscripts, Including the Kennedy Years</b>
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> VERNE, JULES. Autograph Manuscript Signed ("Jules Verne"), being the complete short story "<i>Une fantaisie de docteur Ox</i>". $100,000 to 150,000
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> ALCHEMY. <i>[The Crowning of Nature, or Coronatio Naturae.]</i> Original alchemical manuscript on paper, ruled in red, with watermark of the arms of Schieland. $100,000 to 150,000
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> DE JODE, CORNELUS. 1568 - 1600. <i>Quivirae Regnu, Cum Alija Versus Borea</i>. [Antwerp: Arnoldum Coninx, 1593]. $7,000 to 10,000
    <b>Bonhams, March 9. Fine Books and Manuscripts, Including the Kennedy Years</b>
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> HOOKER, JOSEPH DALTON. <i>The Rhododendrons of Sikkim-Himalaya; Being an Account, Botanical and Geographical, of the Rhododendrons Recently Discovered in the Mountains of Eastern Himalaya</i>… $7,000 to 10,000
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> CATLIN, GEORGE. <i>North American Indian Portfolio. Hunting scenes and amusements of the Rocky Mountains and prairies of America. From drawings and notes of the author, made during eight years' travel.</i> $20,000 to 30,000
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> LINCOLN, ABRAHAM. HESLER, ALEXANDER. Platinum print, 8 3/4 x 6 3/4 in, of a beardless Lincoln, 1860.<br>$2,000 to 3,000
  • <b>Now in press: 19th Century Shop’s Catalog 170 Great Books and Photos. Please inquire for a copy.</b>
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> <i>The First American Magna Carta. English Liberties.</i> Boston, 1721.
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> Babbage presentation to Peel, the man who killed the Difference Engine 1832
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> The Stamp Act. 1765
    <b>Now in press: 19th Century Shop’s Catalog 170 Great Books and Photos. Please inquire for a copy.</b>
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> Central Park Photographs by Prevost 1862
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> Salem Witch Trials. Wonders of the Invisible World 1693
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> Mammoth print of Millie-Christine, "The Carolina Twins" c. 1868
  • <b>Seth Kaller:</b> “America the Beautiful”
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> George Washington, Tongue-in-Cheek, Writes James McHenry About His Wife or Mistress—But Funding the Continental Army is the Real Topic
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Young’s Map of the United States
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> President Lincoln & His Most Profitable Client, the Illinois Central Railroad
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Lincoln Thanks Former Pro-Slavery and Newly Republican Congressman for a Fiery Anti-Slavery Speech at a Philadelphia Campaign Rally
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> “A Visit From St. Nicholas” - great association copy inscribed by Clement C. Moore
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Einstein Agrees to Allow “a Short Book on the Hydrogen Bomb” to Use His Statement Made on Eleanor Roosevelt’s TV Show
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> The Building Blocks of Albert Einstein’s Creative Mind
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> A Unique Manuscript Map of Block Island Sound Including Fisher’s and Gardiner’s Islands, the Hamptons, and Montauk Point
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> J.R.R. Tolkien Writes his Proofreader with a Lengthy Discussion of the Lord of the Rings, Including Criticism of Radio Broadcasts of his Work
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Six Benjamin Franklin Signed Receipts – Including his Earliest Obtainable Autograph — Acknowledging a Donation to the Famous Library Company He Founded, and Five Payments for His Pennsylvania Gazette
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Sherman Dishes on Lincoln & Thomas, Meade, Sheridan, Halleck & Grant

Rare Book Monthly

Articles - March - 2014 Issue

Auctions in March

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There will be almost a hundred auctions this month

Auctions in March


For the month of March 89 auctions in the books, manuscripts, maps and ephemera category are scheduled.  The pace of sales is brisk, the year over year comparison suggests we’ll see 95+ events on the calendar in a few weeks.

 

As has now been reported elsewhere in AE Monthly by Mike Stillman, the median lot realization at auction rebounded in 2013 for the first time in 5 years, up some 7%.

 

The auctions in March so far suggest the trend toward a more eclectic mix of printed items continues to intensify.  Comics and movie posters, autographs, and prints are now every day offerings sitting side by side with the books, manuscripts, maps and ephemera that have over the past ten years dominated the category.

 

To some extent the early indicators of what will soon become mainstream are the intense and fresh offerings at the independent fairs where, if you have a heartbeat and the price of a table you can present your best thinking and your ideas on where collecting in the category is going.  From there to the mainstream, to price guides, into dealer and auction catalogues is then only a short journey if seasoned professionals in the field endorse the direction.

 

The auctions represent the day-to-day reality and the unscripted shows a window on tomorrow.  Based on the auction mix we are now knee-deep in transition from ‘what we know’ to what the field is becoming.  So it’s interesting and complex.     

Sun. Mar. 2nd 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 2/26
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet Bidstart 2/26

Mon. Mar. 3rd 
Skinner. Boston. Prints - Internet bidstart 2/24

Tue. Mar. 4th 
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. Autographs
Christies. New York. TWO DISTINGUISHED AMERICAN COLLECTIONS:THE ESTATE OF THE HON. NOREEN DREXEL, NEWPORT, R.I., THE ESTA. 3 lots 
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 55 lots 
Bonhams. San Francisco. Asian Decorative Arts - Woodblock Prints, Reference Books. 13 lots 

Wed. Mar. 5th 
Bonhams. London. Single Owner Law Sale Part 1. 472 lots 
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books, Maps and Historical Documents
Sothebys. London. 1000 Ways of Seeing - Prints. 52 lots 

Thu. Mar. 6th 
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Natural History
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Antiquarian Books. 230 lots 
Swann Galleries. New York. 19th & 20th Century Prints & Drawings. 661 lots 
ALDE. Paris. Library of Amateur Architecture, from Vitruvius to Ledoux. 148 lots 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 2/27

Fri. Mar. 7th 
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Prints and Books. 23 lots 
Rossini. Paris. Prints

Sat. Mar. 8th 
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. Comic Strips

Sun. Mar. 9th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 3/2
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet Bidstart 3/2

Mon. Mar. 10th 
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. American Experience: African American Photographs

Tue. Mar. 11th 
Doyle New York. New York. Prints
Sothebys. Paris. Felix Marcilhac, Private Collection
Archives International Auctions. FORT LEE,. U.S. and Worldwide Scripophily

Wed. Mar. 12th 
Beaussant Lefevre. Paris. Books and Manuscripts
Dorotheum . Vienna. Books and Decorative Prints
ERA Encheres. Villefranche sur Saône. Books, Manuscripts and Photographs
Grays Auctioneers. Cleveland, . Prints
Addison and Sarova. Macon. Rare and Fine Books in All Fields. 170 lots 
Kestenbaum and Company. New York. Judaica: Books and Manuscripts
RR Auction. Amherst. Rare Manuscript, Document & Autograph - bidstart 2/21

Thu. Mar. 13th 
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Bibliophile
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Books with Material from the Pacific School of Religion
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Laguna Beach. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 3/6. 146 lots 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 3/6

Fri. Mar. 14th 
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Estate of Harold K. Hill Antiques - Prints, Books

Sat. Mar. 15th 
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints and Photographs
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Texana. 237 lots 
Blacksparrow. Sun Valley. Posters and Art - Internet bidstart 2/17

Sun. Mar. 16th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 3/9
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet Bidstart 3/9

Tue. Mar. 18th 
Sothebys. London. Prints and Multiples
Henri Godts Books and Prints Auctions. Bruxelles . Prints, Books, Maps
Paige Auction. Portland. Collectors Sale - Ephemera
Audap and Mirabaud. PARIS. 25791
Dorotheum . Vienna. Automobilia

Wed. Mar. 19th 
Bonhams. London. Books, Maps, Manuscripts and Historical Photographs
Christies. London - King Street. Prints
Woolley and Wallis. Salisbury. Prints
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Exeter. Books, Maps and Prints
Pierre Berge and Associes. Paris. Ancient and Modern Books
Christies. London - King Street. James Ensor Prints - The Mira Jacob Collection

Thu. Mar. 20th 
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Library of a Gentleman
RR Auction. Amherst. Marvels of Modern Music - Internet bidstart 3/13
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 3/13

Fri. Mar. 21st 
Tajan. Paris. Antiquarian and Modern Prints
ALDE. Paris. Autographs

Sat. Mar. 22nd 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters

Sun. Mar. 23rd 
OSENAT. FONTAINEBLEAU. Empire at Fontainebleau
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 3/16
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet Bidstart 3/16

Mon. Mar. 24th 
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. Early Photographs

Tue. Mar. 25th 
JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung. Berlin. Autographs
Bonhams. Oxford . Printed Books, Maps and Photographs
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Prints

Wed. Mar. 26th 
Sothebys. Paris. Curiosity: A Modern Look
Rupert Toovey and Co. West Sussex. 1207
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. Books

Thu. Mar. 27th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Automobilia
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Modern and Contemporary Prints
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Books - Day 1
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Fine Books and Manuscripts
Swann Galleries. New York. Printed & Manuscript African Americana
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Americana - Trave - Maps and Views
Sothebys. London. Exploration & Discovery 1576-1939: The Library of Franklin Brooke-Hitching Part I, A-C
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 3/20

Fri. Mar. 28th 
Venator and Hanstein. Köln . Books, Graphics, Autographs
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Books - Day 2
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Print, Books and Photographs
Aspire Auctions. Cleveland. Prints - Bidstart 3/21

Sat. Mar. 29th 
Venator and Hanstein. Köln . Modern Art Graphics
Vermot de Pas. Paris. Comic Strips, Original Prints, Albums By-Products
OSENAT. FONTAINEBLEAU. The Spirit of the 20th Century
Morton Casa de Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Documents, Prints and Antiquarian and Modern Books
Alain and Evelyne Morel de Westgaver. 1050 Bruxelles. Books and Ephemera

Sun. Mar. 30th 
Bonhams. San Francisco. Prints
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 3/23
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet Bidstart 3/23

 

To search upcoming auctions use either the keyword or advanced search at the top of AE pages.  For auctions to come up ahead of the AED and BFS select upcoming auctions from the drop down menu to the left of the keyword search. 

Rare Book Monthly

  • <b>Sotheby’s London: Travel, Atlases, Maps & Natural History. 9 May 2017. Viewing 5 – 8 May.</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s London, 9 May:</b> Ackermann, Rudolph—Uwins, Thomas. A collection of 240 drawings for Rudolph Ackermann's <i>Repository of Arts</i> magazine, 1809-1828. £20,000 – 30,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London, 9 May:</b> Blaeu, Willem Janszoon, and Joan. <i>Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, Sive Atlas Novus in Quo Tabulae et Descriptiones Omnium Regionum.</i> 1640-1654. £100,000 – 150,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London, 9 May:</b> Mercator, Gerard and Jodocus Hondius. <i>L’Atlas ou Méditations Cosmographiques de la Fabrique du Monde et Figure Diceluy.</i> 1613. £60,000 – 80,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London: Travel, Atlases, Maps & Natural History. 9 May 2017. Viewing 5 – 8 May.</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s London, 9 May:</b> Speed, John. <i>The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britain, Presenting an Exact Geography of the Kingdom of England, Scotland, Ireland and the Isles Adjoyning...</i> £100,000 – 150,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London, 9 May:</b> Wit, Frederick De. [General Atlas], With The Engraved Title For Atlas Maior. Amsterdam, [C.1688-1696]. £50,000 – 70,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London, 9 May:</b> Kuntz, Joh. Rudolph. <i>[Abbildungen Königlich Württembergischer Gestütts-Pferde von Orientalischen Racen.</I> Stuttgart: Ebner 1823–1824]. £30,000 – 40,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London: Travel, Atlases, Maps & Natural History. 9 May 2017. Viewing 5 – 8 May.</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s London, 9 May:</b> Lawrence, T.E. Ivory Silk Thawb, Or Under-Robe, Presented by Lawrence of Arabia to a family friend. £10,000 – 15,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London, 9 May:</b> Blaeu, Joan. <i>Archipelagus Orientalis Sive Asiaticus</i>. Amsterdam: Joan Blaeu, [1659]. £200,000 – 250,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London, 9 May:</b> Blaeu, Joan. <i>Asiae Descriptio Novissima</i>. Amsterdam: Joan Blaeu, [1659]. £60,000 – 80,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London: Travel, Atlases, Maps & Natural History. 9 May 2017. Viewing 5 – 8 May.</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s London, 9 May:</b> Japanese bird paintings—(Rinchô Zu). A Pair Of Painted Scrolls of Birds. [Japan, Late 18th Or Early 19th Century]. £25,000 – 35,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London, 9 May:</b> Huang, Qianren. Da Qing Wannian Yitong Tianxia Quantu [Complete Map of the Whole Unified Country of the Great Qing]. [1803]. £80,000 – 120,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London, 9 May:</b> Sôkaku or Ryôsei Jôkei. Da Ming Sheng Tu, [Map of (China Under) The Great Ming Dynasty]. (1691 Or 1711). £80,000 – 120,000
  • <b>Ketterer Kunst Hamburg, Rare Books Auction on May 22</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 22:</b><br>Book of hours, manuscript on vellum. Around 1520. Est: € 15,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 22:</b><br>H. Schedel, <i>Liber chronicarum</i>. 1493. Est: € 60,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 22:</b><br><i> Biblia germanica</i>. 1475/1476.<br>Est: € 140,000
    <b>Ketterer Kunst Hamburg, Rare Books Auction on May 22</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 22:</b><br>A. Ortelius, <i>Theatrum orbis terrarum</i>. 1574. Est: € 26,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 22:</b><br>L. de Varthema, <i>Die ritterlich und lobwirdig Rays</i>. 1515. Est: € 15,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 22:</b><br>J. H. van Linschoten, <i>His Discours of Voyages</i>. 1598. Est: € 70,000
    <b>Ketterer Kunst Hamburg, Rare Books Auction on May 22</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 22:</b><br>J. G. Stedman, <i>Narrative of Surinam</i>. 1806. Est: € 8,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 22:</b><br>A. von Menzel, <i>Armeewerk Friedrichs d. Gr.</i> 1850-1860. Est: € 50,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 22:</b><br>G. Heym, <i>Umbra Vitae</i>. 1924.<br>Est: € 8,000
    <b>Ketterer Kunst Hamburg, Rare Books Auction on May 22</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 22:</b><br>Master binding by G. Levitzky. 1914. Est: € 2,500
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 22:</b><br>R. Char, <i>A la santé du serpent</i>. 1954. Est: € 8,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 22:</b><br>Nam June Paik, <i>Fluxus Testament</i>. 1975. Est: € 18,000
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4: Autographs</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Ernest Hemingway, Autograph Letter Signed "Love / Mr. Papa," to Marlene Dietrich, Cuba, 1952. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Alexis de Tocqueville, Autograph Letter Signed, on the publication of <i> Democracy in America </i>, 1837. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Thomas Hart Benton, Autograph Manuscript, draft of <i>The Mechanics of Form Organization in Painting</i>, with sketches, 1926. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4: Autographs</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Elliot Erwitt, photograph of Kennedy & Eisenhower, signed by both,<br>c. 1960. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> John Adams, Partly-printed Document Signed, as President, countersigned by Secretary of State Timothy Pickering, 1798. $4,000 to $6,000. 
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Graphite drawing of Albert Einstein, signed by him & the artist, S.N. Swamy, 1950. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4: Autographs</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Autograph Musical Quotation Signed, London, 1888. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Thomas Jefferson, Partly-printed vellum Document Signed, as President, countersigned by Secretary of State James Madison, 1809. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Agatha Christie, Autograph Manuscript notebook with early drafts for numerous novels, Baghdad, circa 1948. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4: Autographs</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Claude Monet, Autograph Letter Signed to Desmond Fitzgerald, in French, 1889. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Photograph of Fidel Castro, Signed & Inscribed, in Spanish, 1955. $3,500 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Frederick Stuart Church, archive of 17 illustrated Autograph Letters Signed to Evander Schley, 1905-11. $5,000 to $7,500.

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