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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>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: Exploration and Travel, Featuring Americana, Part I. September 25, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> Shackleton, Ernest. <i>Aurora Australis.</i> Printed at the sign of 'The Penguins'; East Antarctica, 1908. $70,000 to $100,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> Shackleton, Ernest. <i>South Polar Times.</i> 1st edition, limited issue. from the library of Michael Barne. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> General Washington's <i>Proceedings of a General Court Martial... of Major General Lee.</i> Philiadelphia, 1778. 100 copies printed for Congress. BOUND WITH: ...Court Martial... of St Clair and ...Schuyler. $25,000 to $35,000
    <b>Bonhams: Exploration and Travel, Featuring Americana, Part I. September 25, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> <i>The Voice of the People.</i> Boston, 1754. Rare pamphlet on the Excise Tax. Nathaniel Sparhawk's copy. $4,000 to $6,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> Autograph Letter Signed ("S.L. Clemens"), offering extensive hard-earned advice on writing, 5 pp, 1881. $30,000 to $50,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> After Fra Egnazio Danti. <i>L'Ultime Parti not:e nel Indie Occid:ntli" [The last known parts of the Western Indies].</i> Painted Map of California, Western Mexico, and Japan. $70,000 to $100,000
    <b>Bonhams: Exploration and Travel, Featuring Americana, Part I. September 25, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> Ptolemaeus, Claudius. <i>Geographie opus nouissima...</i> 1513. The most important edition of Ptolemy, containing the Admiral's Map. $250,000 to $350,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> De Arellano, Don Alonso. Manuscript, his <i>"Relación mui singular y circunstanciada... Capitán del Patax San Lucas,"</i> manuscript copy from the Sir Thomas Phillips collection. $50,000 to $80,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> Purchas, Samuel. <i>Purchas his Pilgrimes.</i> First edition. With John Simth's engraved map of Virginia. $70,000 to $100,000
    <b>Bonhams: Exploration and Travel, Featuring Americana, Part I. September 25, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> Lewis, Meriwether. Contemporary manuscript true copy of his final power of attorney, 1809. $8,000 to $12,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> <i>A New Method of Macarony Making, as Practiced at Boston in North America.</i> Mezzotint. London, 1774. $5,000 to $7,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> <i>Scientific Base Ball Pitching: A Treatise on the Pitcher, Pitching, Origin and Philosophy of the Curve.</i> Chicago, 1897. $2,000 to $3,000
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Franklin H. Brown, <i>State Sovereignty, National Union,</i> Chicago, 1860. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Thomas Paine, <i>The American Crisis,</i> Fishkill, NY, December 1776. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b><br>The Aitken Bible, Philadelphia, 1781. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Francisco Loubayssin de Lamarca, probable first edition of the first novel set in the Spanish New World, Paris, 1617. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Juan de la Anunciación, <i>Sermonario en lengua mexicana,</i> first edition, first book of sermons in Nahuatl, Mexico, 1577. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Maturino Gilberti, <i>Thesoro spiritual en lengua de Mechuacá,</i> first edition, Mexico, 1558. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Commission of William O. Stoddard as secretary to the president, signed by Lincoln, Washington, 1861. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> <i>Clay and Frelinghuysen,</i> flag banner, circa 1844. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Daguerreotype of a man believed to be Frederick Granger Williams Smith, son of Joseph Smith, circa late 1850s. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> John C. Wolfe, <i>Portrait of Abraham Lincoln,</i> oil on board in period wooden frame, circa 1860s. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Francis W. Winton, manuscript on pow-wows with indigenous Canadians, 1881. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Family letters from two young daguerreotype artists, 1826-79. $10,000 to $15,000.
  • <b>Leland Little: Important Fall Auction. September 22, 2018</b>
    <b>Leland Little, Sep. 22:</b> Published Half Plate Ambrotype of a North Carolina Confederate Officer. $2,000 to $4,000
    <b>Leland Little, Sep. 22:</b> Two 19th Century Books Pertaining to Canada's Red River Settlement. $400 to $800
    <b>Leland Little, Sep. 22:</b> Two Books With Fore-Edge Paintings of British Architectual Landmarks. $400 to $600
    <b>Leland Little: Important Fall Auction. September 22, 2018</b>
    <b>Leland Little, Sep. 22:</b> Andy Warhol (American, 1928-1987), "Torte a la Dobosch" from <i>Wild Raspberries</i>. $1,000 to $3,000
    <b>Leland Little, Sep. 22:</b> Keith Haring (American, 1958-1990), <i>Pop Shop II,</i> One Plate screenprint in colors, on wove paper, 1998. $8,000 to $12,000
    <b>Leland Little, Sep. 22:</b> Thomas Rowlandson (British, 1756-1827), Twenty-Two Prints from the <i>Tours of Dr. Syntax</i>. $500 to $1,000

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