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>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
  • <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>

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