Rare Book Monthly

Articles - September - 2014 Issue

For the Month Ahead 92 Sales are Scheduled [so far]

A year ago, during the month of September 82 auctions in the books, manuscripts, maps and ephemera fields were conducted.  As of August 29th this year 92 are scheduled and more are still to be announced.  For the September - December period last year 437 sales were conducted.  This year that number will approach 500.

Mon. Sep. 1st 
Australian Book Auctions. Armadale, . Spring Book Auction. 339 lots 
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Old Master Prints. 4 lots 

Tue. Sep. 2nd 
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Books and Manuscripts. 182 lots 
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. American History - Online bidstart 8/21. 324 lots 
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 57 lots 

Wed. Sep. 3rd 
Kedem Auction. Jerusalem . Books, Manuscripts, and Rabbinical Letters. 413 lots 
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Exeter. Sporting and Collector's Sale - Books and Ephemera

Thu. Sep. 4th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 8/28. 364 lots 
Knotty Pine Auction Service. West Swanzey. Ephemera, Advertising, Collectibles and Books. 316 lots 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Lomasney Vintage Movie Art Posters Benefiting Lifebeat Monthly Internet Charity - Internet bidstart. 40 lots 

Fri. Sep. 5th 
Aspire Auctions. Cleveland. September Sale: Prints - Internet bidstart 8/29
John McInnis Auctioneers. Amesbury. September Auction: Books, Prints - Day 1
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Hudson. Prints and Photographs

Sat. Sep. 6th 
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. Cleveland Fall Auction: Fine and Decorative Arts - Prints. 11 lots 
John McInnis Auctioneers. Amesbury. September Auction: Books, Prints - Day 2
Bonhams. London. Automobilia - Books and Prints. 31 lots 

Sun. Sep. 7th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics -Internet bidstart 8/31
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 8/31
Bonhams. Los Angeles. Period Art and Design - Prints. 33 lots 

Mon. Sep. 8th 
Winter Associates. Plainville, CT . Antiques
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Online only sale - Ephemera - Online bidstart: now

Tue. Sep. 9th 
Paige Auction. Portland. Vintage Advertising. 59 lots 
Alexander Historical Auctions. Chesapeake City. Summer 2014 Auction. 1565 lots 
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Lee's Summit . MIlitary, Technology and Space Exploration

Wed. Sep. 10th 
Rupert Toovey and Co. West Sussex. Prints
RR Auction. Amherst. Rare Manuscript, Document & Autograph - bidstart 8/22. 1019 lots 
Grays Auctioneers. Cleveland, . Prints
Lyon and Turnbull. Edinburgh. Rare Books, Maps and Manuscripts. 515 lots 
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Transport - Ephemera

Thu. Sep. 11th 
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Literature with the Michael Montfort Collection of Charles Bukowski
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 9/4
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Bibliophile
Waverly Auctions. Falls Church. Rare Books

Fri. Sep. 12th 
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Lancaster. Rare and Used Books. 439 lots 
Ferraton. Bruxelles. Books and Prints

Sat. Sep. 13th 
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Books, Prints
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Western Americana
Bonhams. London. Goodwill Revival - Automobilia. 19 lots 

Sun. Sep. 14th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics -Internet bidstart 9/7
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 9/7
Carlsen Gallery. Greenville, NY. Important Autumn Antique Auction - Books and Prints. 21 lots 
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books, etc.

Tue. Sep. 16th 
Bonhams. Oxford . Printed Books, Maps and Photographs
Freemans. Philadelphia. Photographs and Photobooks
Sothebys. London. Prints and Multiples
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Doodles for Hunger Illustration Art - online bidstart 8/26. 60 lots 

Wed. Sep. 17th 
Old World Auctions. Glen Allen. Antique Maps, Globes, Charts, Atlases & Vintage Graphics - online bidstart 9/3
RR Auction. Amherst. Historic Collection of Raleigh DeGeer Amyx - Internet bidstart 9/11. 91 lots 
Christies. London - King Street. Modern and Contemporary Prints
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Books, Maps and Documents
Ader. PARIS. Vanguard Books, Fine Arts
Bonhams. London. Prints, Featuring the Works of L. S. Lowry

Thu. Sep. 18th 
Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers. Kilkenny. Rare Books
Christies. London -South Kensington. MODERN MASTERS & POLÍGRAFA: CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF PRINTMAKING. 330 lots 
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Autographs, Manuscripts and Documents
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 9/11
Skinner. Marlborough. Discovery - Books and Prints
RR Auction. Amherst. Remarkable Rarity - Internet bidstart 9/11. 71 lots 

Fri. Sep. 19th 
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Old Master Prints. 65 lots 
Koller Auctions. Geneve. Prints
Skinner. Marlborough. Discovery - Online Auction - Prints Bidstart 9/11
Skinner. Boston. Americana and European Prints and Photography

Sat. Sep. 20th 
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Books and Autographs. 549 lots 
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Antiques and Accessories - Books and Prints

Sun. Sep. 21st 
OSENAT. FONTAINEBLEAU. The Manuscript that Would Change the History of the World...
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics -Internet bidstart 9/14
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 9/14

Mon. Sep. 22nd 
Bonhams. Los Angeles. Fine Books and Manuscripts
Dorotheum . Vienna. Posters, Advertising Art, Comics, Film and Photohistory

Tue. Sep. 23rd 
Swann Galleries. New York. 19th and 20th Century Prints

Wed. Sep. 24th 
Woolley and Wallis. Salisbury. Prints

Thu. Sep. 25th 
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Books - Day 1
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Rare Books and Manuscripts
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Modern and Contemporary Prints
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 9/18

Fri. Sep. 26th 
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Books - Day 2
Venator and Hanstein. Köln . Books, Prints and Autographs

Sat. Sep. 27th 
Venator and Hanstein. Köln . Modern and Contemporary Prints, Modern Literature on Art
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. Cinema
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Hudson. Prints and Photographs

Sun. Sep. 28th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics -Internet bidstart 9/21
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 9/21

Mon. Sep. 29th 
Christies. New York. Photographs
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Fine Prints
ALDE. Paris. Collection of an Amateur - Day 1

Tue. Sep. 30th 
Bloomsbury Philobiblon. Rome. Rare Books. 587 lots 
Sothebys. London. Exploration and Discovery 1576-1939: The Library of Franklin Brooke-Hitching, Part II, D-J
Sothebys. New York. Photographs
ALDE. Paris. Collection of an Amateur - Day 2
Morton Casa de Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Books and Ancient Documents
Sothebys. New York. Edward Weston/Cole Weston: The Master Set

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
  • <center><b>Bibliothèque R. & B. L. VII :<br>XIXe siècle (1840–1898)<br>First editions – Reviews – Autograph letters and manuscripts<br>Auction in association with Binoche & Giquello on October 9th.</b></center>
    <b>Bibliothèque R. & B. L. VII, Oct. 9:</b> LAUTRÉAMONT. <i>Les Chants de Maldoror.</i> 1869. First edition, unbound, one of the rare copies dated 1869. €100 000 to €150 000
    <b>Bibliothèque R. & B. L. VII, Oct. 9:</b> PAUL VERLAINE. Poème saturnien. March 31st -June 1st, 1885. Autograph poem signed and illustrated. €12 000 to €15 000
    <b>Bibliothèque R. & B. L. VII, Oct. 9:</b> STÉPHANE MALLARMÉ. <i>L’Après-midi d’un faune.</i> 1876. Inscribed to Paul Gauguin. €30 000 to €40 000
    <center><b>Bibliothèque R. & B. L. VII :<br>XIXe siècle (1840–1898)<br>First editions – Reviews – Autograph letters and manuscripts<br>Auction in association with Binoche & Giquello on October 9th.</b></center>
    <b>Bibliothèque R. & B. L. VII, Oct. 9:</b> CHARLES BAUDELAIRE. <i>[La Cloche fêlée,</i> 1851–1855.] Signed autograph manuscript of one of the poems of Les Fleurs du mal. €25 000 to<br>€35 000
    <b>Bibliothèque R. & B. L. VII, Oct. 9:</b> STÉPHANE MALLARMÉ. <i>Le Tombeau d’Edgar Poe.</i> Circa 1889. Signed autograph manuscript inscribed to Edmund Gosse. €40 000 to €60 000
    <b>Bibliothèque R. & B. L. VII, Oct. 9:</b> GÉRARD DE NERVAL. Manuscrit autographe. 1855. Rare manuscript fragment of Aurelia with corrections. €20 000 to €30 000
    <center><b>Bibliothèque R. & B. L. VII :<br>XIXe siècle (1840–1898)<br>First editions – Reviews – Autograph letters and manuscripts<br>Auction in association with Binoche & Giquello on October 9th.</b></center>
    <b>Bibliothèque R. & B. L. VII, Oct. 9:</b> PAUL VERLAINE. <i>La Bonne chanson.</i> 1870. First edition. One of 20 copies on Hollande paper in a mosaic binding by Noulhac. €15 000 to<br>€18 000
    <b>Bibliothèque R. & B. L. VII, Oct. 9:</b> ARTHUR RIMBAUD. Autograph letter to his sister, July 10, 1891. One of the most beautiful letters by Rimbaud, about his last moments, illustrated with drawings of his leg. €80 000 to €100 000
    <b>Bibliothèque R. & B. L. VII, Oct. 9:</b> GUSTAVE FLAUBERT. <i>Salammbô.</i> 1863. First edition. One of 25 copies on Hollande paper, this one inscribed to Théophile Gautier. €30 000 to<br>€40 000
    <center><b>Bibliothèque R. & B. L. VII :<br>XIXe siècle (1840–1898)<br>First editions – Reviews – Autograph letters and manuscripts<br>Auction in association with Binoche & Giquello on October 9th.</b></center>
    <b>Bibliothèque R. & B. L. VII, Oct. 9:</b> CHARLES BAUDELAIRE. <i>Les Fleurs du mal</i>. 1857. First edition, unbound.<br>€15 000 to €20 000
    <b>Bibliothèque R. & B. L. VII, Oct. 9:</b> CHARLES BAUDELAIRE. Barbey d’Aurevilly caricature. Original drawing (208 x 130 mm). 1865.<br>€20 000 to €30 000
    <b>Bibliothèque R. & B. L. VII, Oct. 9:</b> OSCAR WILDE. <i>The Ballad of Reading Goal by C.3.3.</i> 1898 First edition, publisher’s binding, one of 30 on Japan paper. €10 000 to €12 000
  • <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>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. September 27, 2018</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Cartwright (George). <i>A Journal of Transactions and Events, during a Residence of nearly Sixteen Years on the Coast of Labrador...,</i> first edition, with A.L.s. from the author, 1792. £4,000 to £6,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Swift (Jonathan). <i>Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World,</i> 2 vol., first edition, Teerink's "A" edition, Printed for Benj. Motte, 1726. £15,000 to £20,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Fourier (Jean Baptiste Joseph). <i>Theorie Analytique de la Chaleur,</i> first edition, Paris, chez Firmin Didot, 1822. £6,000 to £8,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. September 27, 2018</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Boccaccio (Giovanni). <i>Genealogiae Deorum,</i> additions by Dominicus Silvester and Raphael Zovenzonius, Venice, Vindelinus de Spira, 1472. £10,000 to £15,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Mary I. Letter signed at the head "Marye the Quene" to Lord Paget, 1 page, 7th June 1556. The recall from exile of nine persons opposed to the Marian regime. £10,000 to £12,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Nelson (Horatio). Autograph Letter signed "Horatio Nelson" and written to Francis Drake, British Minister at Genoa, discussing the disposition of his "Cruizers" near Genoa. £6,000 to £8,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. September 27, 2018</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Darwin (Charles). Unpublished Autograph Letter signed to Walter Raleigh Browne, playing down his scientific knowledge of comparative anatomy, 1881. £6,000 to £8,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Murphew (J.). <i>The fair in an uproar, or, the dancing-doggs.</i> As they perform in Mr. Pinkeman's New Opera in Bartholomew Fair, 1707. £1,500 to £2,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Chaucer (Geoffrey). <i>The Workes,</i> by [Nicholas Hill for] Thomas Petit, dwellyng in Paules churche yarde at the sygne of the Maydens heed, 1550. £7,000 to £10,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. September 27, 2018</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Austen (Jane). <i>Emma: A Novel,</i> 3 vol., first edition, 1816. £7,000 to £10,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Greene (Graham). <i>Stamboul Train,</i> first edition, first issue, 1932. £8,000 to £12,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Churchill.- Fearon (Percy Hutton) "Poy". “Eat More Beef,” pen and ink cartoon with shading in blue pencil, [July 1928]. £400 to £600

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