• <b>Sotheby’s New York: The Magnificent Botanical Library of D. F. Allen. October 26, 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Oct. 26:</b> Redouté, Pierre Joseph, and Claude Antoine Thory. <i>Les Roses</I>. Paris: Firmin Didot, 1817–1824. Est. $225,000 to $325,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Oct. 26:</b> Trew, Jakob Christoph. <i>Hortus Nitidissimis Omnen Per Annum Superbiens Floribus</i>… Nuremberg: Johann Joseph Fleischmann, 1750 [–1786]. Est. $200,000 to $300,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Oct. 26:</b> Trew, Christoph Jakob, and Benedict Christian Vogel. <i>Plantæ Selectæ</i>…[Nuremberg:] 1750–1773; Supplement, [Augsburg:] 1790 [–1792]. Est. $200,000 to $300,000
    <b>Sotheby’s New York: The Magnificent Botanical Library of D. F. Allen. October 26, 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Oct. 26:</b> Jacquin, Nikolaus Joseph von. <i>Plantarum Rariorum Horti Caesarei Schönbrunnensis Descriptiones Et Icones.</i>Vienna; London; Leiden, 1797–1804. Est. $180,000 to $250,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Oct. 26:</b> Weinmann, Johann Wilhelm. <i>Phytanthoza Iconographia; Sive Conspectus Aliquot Millium, Tam Indigenarum Quam Exoticarum</i>… Regensburg, 1735–1737–1745. Est. $120,000 to $180,000
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14: 19th & 20th Century Literature</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b><br><i>The Centenary Edition of the Works of Ian Fleming</i>, one of 26 lettered sets, 18 volumes, London, 2008. $25,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> William Faulkner, <i>The Marble Faun</i>, first edition, signed & inscribed to Dorothy Wilcox by Faulkner & Phil Stone, Boston, 1924. $18,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> Maurice Sendak, <i>Where the Wild Things Are</i>, first edition, signed & inscribed to William Archibald, New York, 1963. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14: 19th & 20th Century Literature</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> Anne Frank, <i>Het Achterhuis</i>, first edition, in first state jacket, Amsterdam, 1947. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> Roald Dahl, <i>Charlie and the Chocolate Factory</i>, first edition, signed, New York, 1964. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b><br>Ray Bradbury, <i>Fahrenheit 451</i>, first limited edition bound in Johns-Manville Quinterra, New York, 1953. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14: 19th & 20th Century Literature</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> Benjamin Graham, <i>The Intelligent Investor</i>, first edition, in original dust jacket, New York, 1949. $4,500 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> Anna Sewell, <i>Black Beauty</i>, first edition, inscribed, London, 1877. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> Arthur Conan Doyle, <i>A Study in Scarlet</i>, first American edition, Philadelphia, 1890. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14: 19th & 20th Century Literature</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> James Fenimore Cooper, <i>The Last of the Mohicans</i>, first edition, two volumes, Philadelphia, 1826. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> Amelia Earhart, <i>20 hrs. 40 mins. Our Flight in Friendship</i>, limited first edition, signed, New York, 1928. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> Philip K. Dick, <i>World of Chance</i>, first edition, signed, London, 1956. $3,000 to $4,000.
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  • <b>19th Century Shop’s Catalog 170 Great Books and Photos. Please inquire for a copy.</b>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Exodus 10:10 to 16:15. Complete Biblical scroll sheet in Hebrew, a Torah scroll panel. Middle East, ca. 10th or 11th century.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Copernicus Refuted. (Astronomy.). Scientific manuscript of a course of studies at Collège de la Trinité, Lyon. 1660s.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Israel’s War of Independence and the Early Days of the IDF. 58 photographs presented to Israel Ber, IDF officer and later convicted spy.
    <b>19th Century Shop’s Catalog 170 Great Books and Photos. Please inquire for a copy.</b>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Early Unpublished Darwin letter on the races of man. Autograph Letter Signed [to Henry Denny]. Down, Kent, June 1, [1844].
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Classic Image of American Slavery. Kimball, M. H. <i>Emancipated Slaves</i>. New York: George Hanks, 1863.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> (Underground Railroad.) Scaggs, Isaac. Important Runaway Slave Poster: $500 Reward Ran away, or decoyed from the subscriber…

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>Sotheby’s Paris: Books & Manuscripts. 30 October 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, Oct. 30:</b> MARCEL PROUST. Du côté de chez Swann. Grasset, 1913. First edition. One of 5 copies on Japan paper, inscribed by the author to Louis Brun. Est. €400,000 - 600,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, Oct. 30:</b> FRENCH REVOLUTION 1793. Déclaration des droits de l’Homme. 2,55 x 1,30m.A poster of the 1793 version, with hand-colored highlights. Unique copy. Est. €100,000 - 150,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, Oct. 30:</b> GIAMBATTISTA PIRANESI. Vedute di Roma, 1748-1775. 107 etchings. An exceptional copy. printed and bound before 1780. Est. €50,000 - 80,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, Oct. 30:</b> SADE. Autograph annotations by Sade facing 12 erotic drawings for Juliette. Est. €40,000 – 60,000
  • <b>Sotheby’s London: Fine Autograph Letters and Manuscripts from a Distinguished Private Collection. Part I: Music. 26 October 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s London Oct 26:</b> Beethoven, Ludwig van. Autograph Manuscript of the Canon "Ewig Dein" Woo 161, signed at the end ("...[Ewig] Dein...Freund Ludwig Van Beethowen"). Est. £120,000 to £150,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London Oct 26:</b> Brahms, Johannes. Autograph Manuscript of the "Geistliches Wiegenlied", Op.91 No.2, for Contralto, Viola And Piano, the original version of 1864, signed and inscribed at the end by the composer. Est. £200,000 to £250,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London Oct 26:</b> Chopin, Frédéric. Autograph Manuscript of the Opening of the Étude Op.25 No.2, in A-Flat Major, signed and dated ("Paris Ce 28 Avril F. Chopin"). Est. £100,000 to £150,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London: Fine Autograph Letters and Manuscripts from a Distinguished Private Collection. Part I: Music. 26 October 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s London Oct 26:</b> Haydn, Joseph. Autograph Letter Signed ("Jos Haydn[Paraph]"), to the Baden Choirmaster Anton Stoll, 30 July 1802. Est. £20,000 to £30,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London Oct 26:</b> Verdi, Giuseppe. Autograph Working Manuscript of a scene from Ernani. Est. £100,000 to £150,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London Oct 26:</b> Verdi, Giuseppe. Highly Important Series of Thirty-Six Autograph Letters Signed to The Librettist Salvadore Cammarano, written between 1844 And 1851, the greater part unpublished and unrecorded. Est. £250,000 to £300,000
  • <b>Forum Auctions:<br>The Moon: Vintage NASA Photographs 1964-1972 (Online Only). Now through October 18</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Now thru Oct. 18:</b> "The world's first view of the Earth taken by a spacecraft from the vicinity of the Moon" (NASA), Lunar Orbiter 1, 23 August 1966. Est. £600 to £800
    <b>Forum Auctions, Now thru Oct. 18:</b> Anders (William). The first Earthrise seen by Man, Apollo 8, December 1968. Est. £1,500 to £2,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Now thru Oct. 18:</b> Armstrong (Neil). The first photograph taken by Armstrong after setting foot on the Moon, Apollo 11, July 1969. Est. £600 to £800
    <b>Forum Auctions:<br>The Moon: Vintage NASA Photographs 1964-1972 (Online Only). Now through October 18</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Now thru Oct. 18:</b> Aldrin (Buzz). Aldrin's bootprint in the pristine lunar dust, Apollo 11, July 1969. Est. £600 to £800
    <b>Forum Auctions, Now thru Oct. 18:</b> Armstrong (Neil). Buzz Aldrin with the LM and Armstrong reflected in his visor, Apollo 11, July 1969. Est. £1,000 to £1,500
    <b>Forum Auctions, Now thru Oct. 18:</b> Full Moon seen from the receding spacecraft, Apollo 13, April 1970. Est £300 to £500
    <b>Forum Auctions:<br>The Moon: Vintage NASA Photographs 1964-1972 (Online Only). Now through October 18</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Now thru Oct. 18:</b> Craters Copernicus and Reinhold, Apollo 12, November 1969. Est. £300 to £500
    <b>Forum Auctions, Now thru Oct. 18:</b> Conrad (Pete). The photographer reflected in Alan Bean's gold-plated sun visor, Apollo 12, November 1969. Est. £800 to £1,200
    <b>Forum Auctions, Now thru Oct. 18:</b> Scott (David). James Irwin and the Rover, Mount Hadley beyond, Apollo 15, August 1951. Est. £400 to £600
    <b>Forum Auctions:<br>The Moon: Vintage NASA Photographs 1964-1972 (Online Only). Now through October 18</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Now thru Oct. 18:</b> Duke (Charles). John Young's jumping salute in lunar gravity, Apollo 16, April 1972. Est. £600 to £800
    <b>Forum Auctions, Now thru Oct. 18:</b> Cernan (Eugene). Harrison Schmitt with the flag, the Earth overhead, Apollo 17, December 1972. Est. £800 to £1,200
    <b>Forum Auctions, Now thru Oct. 18:</b> Evans (Ronald). The last Earthrise over the Moon seen by man, Apollo 17, December 1972. Est. £800 to £1,200
  • <b>Results from Bonhams’ sale of <i>Fine Books & Manuscripts Featuring Exploration and Travel</i></b>
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Columbus. De Insulis nuper in mari Indico repertis. Basel, 1494. SOLD for $751,500
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Cook in Tahiti. [Playbill]. [Germany, c.1840.] SOLD for $6,250
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Aa, Pieter van der. Naaukeurige versameling der gedenk-waardigste zee en land-reysen. Leyden, 1706-8. SOLD for $35,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Dürer. Underweysung der messung [and two more]. Nuremberg, 1525-8. SOLD for $175,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Cortes, Hernan. A Pleito signed by Antonio de Mendoza in the case of Hernan Cortes. 1542. SOLD for $8750
    <b>Results from Bonhams’ <i>The Air and Space Sale</i></b>
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 27:</b> Russian Kholod 5D67 HFL Rocket Engine. SOLD for $25,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 27:</b> Neil Armstrong Apollo Era Training Glove. SOLD for $50,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 27:</b> Full Scale Sputnik-1 EMC/EMI Lab Model. SOLD for $847,500
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 27:</b> SOLRAD GREB Spy Satellite Engineering Dummy. SOLD for $10,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 27:</b> Soviet LK-3 Lunar Lander Model. SOLD for $25,000

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