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Articles - May - 2014 Issue

Auctions in May

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For the month of May 105 auctions are scheduled.  A few more will be announced as the month progresses.  The flow of auctions has become so insistent that the continuum of auctions is now self-sustaining.

Thu. May. 1st 
Swann Galleries. New York. Early Printed, Medical & Scientific Books. 291 lots 
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Asian Art - Books and Prints. 21 lots 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 4/24. 495 lots 
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Affordable Prints and Photographs. 127 lots 
Sothebys. New York. Prints. 357 lots 

Fri. May. 2nd 
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. 75172 Pforzheim. Old and Rare Books and Manuscripts. 5343 lots 

Sun. May. 4th 
Bonhams. Los Angeles. Entertainment Memorabilia, Including Animation Art. 93 lots 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 4/27. 432 lots 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics -Internet bidstart 4/27. 619 lots 
Freemans. Philadelphia. Modern and Contemporary Works of Art - Prints. 165 lots 

Mon. May. 5th 
Australian Book Auctions. Armadale, . The Military Sale. 461 lots 
Dorotheum . Vienna. Globes. 14 lots 
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Old Master Prints. 9 lots 

Tue. May. 6th 
Australian Book Auctions. Armadale, . The Gallery Sale. 239 lots 
Rossini. Paris. Prints
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 33 lots 

Wed. May. 7th 
Heritage Auctions. Beverly Hills. Pin-up, Pulp, and Illustration Art. 657 lots 
Zisska and Schauer. Munich . Antiquarian Books and Manuscripts. 625 lots 
Lyon and Turnbull. Edinburgh. Rare Books, Maps and Manuscripts. 365 lots 
Swann Galleries. New York. Art, Press & Illustrated Books. 307 lots 
Sothebys. London. Photographs. 148 lots 

Thu. May. 8th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 5/1
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Historic Autographs & Manuscripts with Archival Materia. 405 lots 
Zisska and Schauer. Munich . Literature and Children's Books. 389 lots 
Zisska and Schauer. Munich . Travel and Maps. 435 lots 

Fri. May. 9th 
Zisska and Schauer. Munich . Books and Prints. 499 lots 

Sat. May. 10th 
Northeast Auctions. Portsmouth. Prints
Rachel Davis Fine Arts. Cleveland. Fine and Decorative Arts - Prints. 368 lots 
Guillaumot Richard . Villefranche sur Saône. Hunting Library of Mr. E. B Château de La Palisse in Allier
Ferraton. Bruxelles. Antiquarian and Modern Books, Autographs, and Prints

Sun. May. 11th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 5/4
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics -Internet bidstart 15/4

Tue. May. 13th 
Burgersdijk and Niermans. Leiden. New and Antiquarian Books
Bolaffi Ambassador Auctions. Turin. Antiquarian Books and Autographs. 762 lots 
Swann Galleries. New York. Contemporary Art - Prints
Artcurial. Paris. Books and Manuscripts

Wed. May. 14th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Space. 345 lots 
ALDE. Paris. Modern Illustrated Books, Part II
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books and Maps
RR Auction. Amherst. Rare Manuscript, Document & Autograph - bidstart 4/25. 1180 lots 
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. Dada Surrealism - Books, Manuscripts, Photographs...
Kedem Auction. Jerusalem . Jewish and Israeli History and Culture, Israeli and International Art
Robert Siegel Galleries. New York. Worldwide Postal History

Thu. May. 15th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Bibliophile
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Fine Prints
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Collectors Sale - Ephemera
Sothebys. New York. Contemporary Art - Prints
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 5/8
Aguttes. Neuilly-sur-Seine . Ancient Books and Documents

Fri. May. 16th 
Romantic Agony Book and Print Auctions. Brussels. Books
PIASA. Paris. Ancient, Modern and Contemporary Photographs
Pierre Berge and Associes. Paris. Books
Gonnelli Casa DAste. Firenze. Books, Manuscripts, Prints. 400 lots 
Skinner. Boston. American and European Prints and Photography
Aspire Auctions. Cleveland. Prints and Photographs
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Pictures and Prints
Hauff and Auvermann. Berlin-Wilmersdorf. Spring Auction - Part I: Old and rare Books. Autographs.. 645 lots 
Hauff and Auvermann. Berlin-Wilmersdorf. Spring Auction - Part II. Old and rare Books. Engravings.

Sat. May. 17th 
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints and Photographs
Gonnelli Casa DAste. Firenze. Musical works, Autographs and signed books. 147 lots 
Profiles in History. Calabasas Hills. DEBBIE REYNOLDS – THE AUCTION FINALE - Ephemera
Hauff and Auvermann. Berlin-Wilmersdorf. Spring Auction - Part III: Modern books. Posters. Photography.
Hauff and Auvermann. Berlin-Wilmersdorf. Spring Sale - Part IV: Modern and contemporary Art.

Sun. May. 18th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 5/11
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics -Internet bidstart 5/11
Bonhams. Los Angeles. Period Art and Design - Prints

Mon. May. 19th 
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Important Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper
Ketterer Kunst Doerling. Hamburg. Rare Books, Manuscripts, Autographs, Decorative Prints, Maritime and North German Art

Tue. May. 20th 
Bubb Kuyper. 2011 KM Haarlem. Books, Manuscripts and Graphic Arts
Rupert Toovey and Co. West Sussex. Antiquarian and Collectors Books
Bonhams. Oxford . Law Books - Part II
Hauswedell and Nolte. Hamburg. Rare Books and Autographs
Artcurial. Paris. Photography
Artcurial. Paris. Limited Editions
Skinner. Boston. Prints and photography - Internet bidstart 5/13
Sothebys. London. Music and Continental Books and Manuscripts
Paige Auction. Portland. May Sale - Posters
Rossini. Paris. Prints
Robert Siegel Galleries. New York. U.S. Postal History

Wed. May. 21st 
Christies. London - King Street. Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts
Rupert Toovey and Co. West Sussex. Prints
ALDE. Paris. Antiquarian Books from the XIX Century Part I
Old World Auctions. Glen Allen. Antique Maps, Globes, Charts, Atlases & Vintage Graphics - online bidstart 5/7
Christies. London -South Kensington. Vintage Posters
Morton Casa de Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Antiquarian and Modern Documents, Prints and Books

Thu. May. 22nd 
Swann Galleries. New York. Autographs
RR Auction. Amherst. Space and Aviation - Internet bidstart 5/15
Sothebys. New York. American Art - Prints
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 5/15
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Books from the Library of Dr. Elmer Belt

Sat. May. 24th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Americana, Political
Artcurial. Paris. the Universe of the Creator of TinTin

Sun. May. 25th 
Artcurial. Paris. Comic Strips
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 5/18
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics -Internet bidstart 5/18

Tue. May. 27th 
Christies. Paris. Photo Fashion

Wed. May. 28th 
Grays Auctioneers. Cleveland, . Prints

Thu. May. 29th 
Christies. London -South Kensington. Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Automobilia
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Art - Prints
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Books - Day 1
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 5/22

Fri. May. 30th 
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Books - Day 2

Sat. May. 31st 
Skinner. Boston. Fine Books and Manuscripts

Rare Book Monthly

  • <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
  • <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

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