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Articles - April - 2014 Issue

Auctions in April

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For the month of April 107 auctions are scheduled in the books, manuscripts, maps and ephemera categories.  About half of these sales are scheduled in New York during the first 10 days to coincide with the New York Book and Shadow Fairs.

Tue. Apr. 1st 
Christies. New York. Rare Maps from Kenneth Nebenzahl, Inc.. 180 lots 
Sothebys. London. Made in Britain. 87 lots 
Sothebys. New York. Gordon Waldorf Collection. 50 lots 
Sothebys. New York. The John James Audubon Collection from the Indiana Historical Society. 2 lots 
Sothebys. New York. The Inventive Eye: Photographs from a Private Collection. 31 lots 
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Books and Manuscripts. 200 lots 
Audap and Mirabaud. PARIS. Jacques Faizant. 323 lots 
Christies. New York. Interiors - Prints. 17 lots 
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 64 lots 

Wed. Apr. 2nd 
Sothebys. New York. Photographs. 187 lots 
Heritage Auctions. New York. Rare Books. 1051 lots 
Kedem Auction. Jerusalem . Books, Manuscripts and Rabbinic Letters. 425 lots 

Thu. Apr. 3rd 
Christies. New York. The Range of Light: Photographs by Ansel Adams. 25 lots 
Swann Galleries. New York. Astronomy & Science Books from The Library of Martin C. Gutzwiller. 207 lots 
Heritage Auctions. New York. Historical Manuscripts. 429 lots 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 3/27. 383 lots 

Fri. Apr. 4th 
Christies. New York. Photographs. 212 lots 
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Books, Prints, Photographs. 40 lots 

Sat. Apr. 5th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Manuscripts
Christies. Paris. Comic Strips
Heritage Auctions. New York. Photographs. 342 lots 
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. Information at a Glance twentieth century # 5 - Contemporary Art and Design - Prints and Photographs. 74 lots 
Arader Galleries. Philadelphia, . Natural History and Americana. 186 lots 

Sun. Apr. 6th 
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Rare Books and Ephemera
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet Bidstart 3/30
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics -Internet bidstart 3/30
Carlsen Gallery. Greenville, NY. Spring Sale - Prints. 12 lots 
Adams Amsterdam Auctions. Amsterdam. Rare Books and Prints. 110 lots 

Mon. Apr. 7th 
Heritage Auctions. Beverly Hills. Rare Books
Heritage Auctions. New York. Rare Books
Bonhams. New York. Treasures from the Caren Archive. 305 lots 
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. Marine

Tue. Apr. 8th 
Swann Galleries. New York. Printed & Manuscript Americana. 320 lots 
Bonhams. New York. Space History. 208 lots 
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. Movie Posters

Wed. Apr. 9th 
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books and Maps, Vintage Photographs
Kapandji Morhange. Paris. Books
Doyle New York. New York. Rare Books, Autographs and Photgraphs. 353 lots 
Rossini. Paris. Prints and Photographs. 18 lots 
Sothebys. London. Islamic World - Books, Manuscripts. 62 lots 

Thu. Apr. 10th 
Christies. London -South Kensington. Travel, Science and Natural History
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Fine Illustrated Travel and Military History
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Bibliophile
Freemans. Philadelphia. Books, Maps & Manuscripts
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Geography. 259 lots 
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Books
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 4/3
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. Americana - Prints, Ephemera
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Rare Books. 367 lots 
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Incunabula. 271 lots 

Fri. Apr. 11th 
Freemans. Philadelphia. Posters & Other Graphics
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Lancaster. Rare and Used Books
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Modern Literature
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Literature of the 17th - 19th Century
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Autographs

Sat. Apr. 12th 
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints and Photographs
Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH. Berlin-Schoneberg. Rare Books, Prints and Photographs
Blacksparrow. Sun Valley. Hollywood's Leading Men and Women. 13 lots 
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Modern Literature and Prints

Sun. Apr. 13th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet Bidstart 4/6
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics -Internet bidstart 4/6

Mon. Apr. 14th 
Minerva Auctions Roma. Roma. Prints, Books

Tue. Apr. 15th 
Bonhams. London. Grosvenor School and Avant Garde British Printing. 107 lots 
Bonhams. London. Marine

Wed. Apr. 16th 
Christies. London -South Kensington. Prints and Multiples
Artcurial. Paris. Books and Manuscripts
RR Auction. Amherst. Rare Manuscript, Document & Autograph - bidstart 3/21

Thu. Apr. 17th 
Aguttes. Neuilly-sur-Seine . Books
Swann Galleries. New York. The Vernacular Eye: Photographic Albums, Snapshots & Objects
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Antiquarian Books
Tajan. Paris. Photographs
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 4/10
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Laguna Beach. Antiquarian Books

Sun. Apr. 20th 
OSENAT. FONTAINEBLEAU. The Empire at Fontainebleau
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 4/13
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics -Internet bidstart 4/13

Tue. Apr. 22nd 
Rupert Toovey and Co. West Sussex. Photographs, Autographs and Ephemera
Bonhams. San Francisco. Prints and Multiples

Wed. Apr. 23rd 
Christies. New York. Prints and Multiples
Rupert Toovey and Co. West Sussex. Prints
Tajan. Paris. Russian Library

Thu. Apr. 24th 
Swann Galleries. New York. Modernist Posters
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Americana and Western Memorabilia
RR Auction. Amherst. Titanic Internet bidstart 4/17
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 4/17
Aguttes. Neuilly-sur-Seine . Books and Ancient Documents

Fri. Apr. 25th 
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Books, Prints
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Maps & Atlases incl. a Private Collection of Cartographic

Sat. Apr. 26th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Entertainment
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Hudson. Prints
Artcurial. Paris. Comic Strips
Vermot de Pas. Paris. Bibliophily

Sun. Apr. 27th 
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books and Ephemera
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 4/20
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics -Internet bidstart 4/20

Mon. Apr. 28th 
ALDE. Paris. Modern Books
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. Cartoons
Dorotheum . Vienna. Prints Before 1900

Tue. Apr. 29th 
Bonhams. Oxford . Printed Books, Maps and Photographs
Sothebys. London. Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History
Swann Galleries. New York. Old Master Through Modern Prints
Doyle New York. New York. Old Master, Modern and Contemporary Prints
Sothebys. London. The Gustav Leonhardt Collection, Property from the Bartolotti House, Amsterdam
Sothebys. Paris. The Library of an English Bibliophile Part IV

Wed. Apr. 30th 
Bolaffi Ambassador Auctions. Turin. Antiquarian Books and Autographs
Christies. Paris. Ancient Books, Art Books, and Manuscripts
Grays Auctioneers. Cleveland, . Prints

Whatever your interests, between the two fairs and the auctions you’ll have plenty of opportunities to make interesting purchases.

Rare Book Monthly

  • <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>
  • <b>Bonhams: September 25, New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>The Tragedie of Julius Caesar.</i> London, 1623. 1st appearance in print, Complete from the First Folio. Sold for $175,000
    <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: 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>Doyle, online only: Angling Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake" Johnson. July 13-24, 2018</b>
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Zane Grey, Inscribed photograph album depicting Grey and party at Catalina, fishing, and in Arizona. $700 to $1,000
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Eric Taverner, Salmon Fishing...London: Seeley, Service & Co., 1931. $600 to $900
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> The Gentleman Angler. $300 to $500
    <b>Doyle, online only: Angling Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake" Johnson. July 13-24, 2018</b>
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Ken Robinson, Flyfishers' Progress. [London: The Flyfishers' Club, 2000. $200 to $300
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> G. H. Lacy, North Punjab Fishing Club Angler's Handbook. Calcutta: Newman & Co., 1890. $300 to $500
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> J. Harrington Keene, Fly-Fishing and Fly-Making for Trout, etc. New York, 1887. $200 to $300
    <b>Doyle, online only: Angling Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake" Johnson. July 13-24, 2018</b>
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Arthur Macrate, The History of The Tuna Club, Avalon, Santa Catalina Island, California, 1948. $400 to $600
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Joseph D. Bates Jr. Streamer Fly Tying and Fishing. Harrisburg, PA: The Stackpole Company, 1966. $800 to $1,200
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Paul Schmookler and Ingrid V. Sils. Rare and Unusual Fly Tying Materials: A Natural History. $300 to $500
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Herbert Hoover, Fishing For Fun - And To Wash Your Soul. New York: Random House, 1963. $400 to $600
  • <b>Potter & Potter Auctions: Fine Books & Manuscripts. July 28, 2018</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 372: Martin Luther King Jr. March for Freedom Now! Placard. Chicago, 1960. 28 x 22”. $3,000 to $6,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 567: Warhol, Andy. Tate Gallery Exhibition Booklet, Signed on the Cover by Warhol. Tate Gallery, 1971. $700 to $900
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 72: Mitchell, Margaret. <i>Gone With the Wind.</i> New York: The Macmillan Co., 1936. First edition, first issue. $4,000 to $5,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions: Fine Books & Manuscripts. July 28, 2018</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 468: Photo Archive Documenting the 1930s—50s Chicago Jazz and Night Club Scene. A significant collection. $2,000 to $4,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 143: Dr. Seuss. <i>Oh Say Can You Say.</i> 1979, First Edition, Signed. $200 to $300
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 285: [Maps] Thomas G. Bradford. <i>A Comprehensive Atlas, Geographical, Historical & Commercial.</i> Boston: William D. Ticknor, 1835. First Edition. $1,600 to $1,800
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions: Fine Books & Manuscripts. July 28, 2018</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 69: Herman Melville. <i>Moby Dick, or The Whale</i>. New York: Random House, 1930. First Kent Trade Edition. $400 to $600
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 295: John James Audoban. Group of 148 Lithographs from the Birds of America. Philadelphia: J.T. Bowen, ca. 1840s. $600 to $800
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 54: Langston Hughes. <i>One-Way Ticket.</i> New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1949. First edition. $300 to $500
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions: Fine Books & Manuscripts. July 28, 2018</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 7: Ray Bradbury. <i>The Martian Chronicles.</i> With a Wine Label Signed by Bradbury. Garden City: Doubleday, 1950. First edition $300 to $500
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 121. Frank L Baum. <i>The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.</i> Chicago: George M. Hill Co., 1899, 1900. First Edition. $4,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 369. [Declaration of Independence] Peter Force Engraving of the Declaration of Independence. One page; 29 x 26”. From the "American Archives" 1837-1853 series of books. $15,000 to $20,000

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