• <b>Bonhams, March 9. Fine Books and Manuscripts, Including the Kennedy Years</b>
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> BROWNING, ELIZABETH BARRETT. Autograph Manuscript Initialed ("E.B.B."), being the working notebook for the poems contained in <i>The Seraphim and Other Poems</i>. $400,000 to 600,000
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> WILDE, OSCAR. Two leaves, pp 31-34, from the first appearance of <i>The Picture of Dorian Gray in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine for July, 1890</i>, with Wilde's autograph revisions. $40,000 to 60,000
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>Comedies, Histories and Tragedies; Published according to the true Originall Copies. Second Impression. [THE SECOND FOLIO.]</i> $200,000 to 300,000
    <b>Bonhams, March 9. Fine Books and Manuscripts, Including the Kennedy Years</b>
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> KENNEDY, JOHN FITZGERALD. Photograph Signed ("John F. Kennedy") and Inscribed, 8 x 10 inch gelatin silver print, of Senator Kennedy and Miss Barelli, at the swearing of the secretarial oath for Miss Barelli. $1,200 to 1,800
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> COOPER, JAMES FENIMORE. Autograph Manuscript, being Chapter XXVII of <i>Afloat and Ashore</i>. $15,000 to 20,000
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> IRVING, WASHINGTON. Autograph Manuscript, being Chapter 20 from Volume IV of <i>The Life of George Washington</i>. $20,000 to 30,000
    <b>Bonhams, March 9. Fine Books and Manuscripts, Including the Kennedy Years</b>
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> VERNE, JULES. Autograph Manuscript Signed ("Jules Verne"), being the complete short story "<i>Une fantaisie de docteur Ox</i>". $100,000 to 150,000
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> ALCHEMY. <i>[The Crowning of Nature, or Coronatio Naturae.]</i> Original alchemical manuscript on paper, ruled in red, with watermark of the arms of Schieland. $100,000 to 150,000
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> DE JODE, CORNELUS. 1568 - 1600. <i>Quivirae Regnu, Cum Alija Versus Borea</i>. [Antwerp: Arnoldum Coninx, 1593]. $7,000 to 10,000
    <b>Bonhams, March 9. Fine Books and Manuscripts, Including the Kennedy Years</b>
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> HOOKER, JOSEPH DALTON. <i>The Rhododendrons of Sikkim-Himalaya; Being an Account, Botanical and Geographical, of the Rhododendrons Recently Discovered in the Mountains of Eastern Himalaya</i>… $7,000 to 10,000
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> CATLIN, GEORGE. <i>North American Indian Portfolio. Hunting scenes and amusements of the Rocky Mountains and prairies of America. From drawings and notes of the author, made during eight years' travel.</i> $20,000 to 30,000
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> LINCOLN, ABRAHAM. HESLER, ALEXANDER. Platinum print, 8 3/4 x 6 3/4 in, of a beardless Lincoln, 1860.<br>$2,000 to 3,000
  • <b>Ketterer Kunst Hamburg, Rare Books Auction on May 22</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 22:</b><br>Book of hours, manuscript on vellum. Around 1520. Est: € 15,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 22:</b><br>H. Schedel, <i>Liber chronicarum</i>. 1493. Est: € 60,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 22:</b><br><i> Biblia germanica</i>. 1475/1476.<br>Est: € 140,000
    <b>Ketterer Kunst Hamburg, Rare Books Auction on May 22</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 22:</b><br>A. Ortelius, <i>Theatrum orbis terrarum</i>. 1574. Est: € 26,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 22:</b><br>L. de Varthema, <i>Die ritterlich und lobwirdig Rays</i>. 1515. Est: € 15,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 22:</b><br>J. H. van Linschoten, <i>His Discours of Voyages</i>. 1598. Est: € 70,000
    <b>Ketterer Kunst Hamburg, Rare Books Auction on May 22</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 22:</b><br>J. G. Stedman, <i>Narrative of Surinam</i>. 1806. Est: € 8,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 22:</b><br>A. von Menzel, <i>Armeewerk Friedrichs d. Gr.</i> 1850-1860. Est: € 50,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 22:</b><br>G. Heym, <i>Umbra Vitae</i>. 1924.<br>Est: € 8,000
    <b>Ketterer Kunst Hamburg, Rare Books Auction on May 22</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 22:</b><br>Master binding by G. Levitzky. 1914. Est: € 2,500
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 22:</b><br>R. Char, <i>A la santé du serpent</i>. 1954. Est: € 8,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 22:</b><br>Nam June Paik, <i>Fluxus Testament</i>. 1975. Est: € 18,000
  • <b>Now in press: 19th Century Shop’s Catalog 170 Great Books and Photos. Please inquire for a copy.</b>
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> <i>The First American Magna Carta. English Liberties.</i> Boston, 1721.
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> Babbage presentation to Peel, the man who killed the Difference Engine 1832
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> The Stamp Act. 1765
    <b>Now in press: 19th Century Shop’s Catalog 170 Great Books and Photos. Please inquire for a copy.</b>
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> Central Park Photographs by Prevost 1862
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> Salem Witch Trials. Wonders of the Invisible World 1693
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> Mammoth print of Millie-Christine, "The Carolina Twins" c. 1868

Rare Book Monthly

Articles - October - 2014 Issue

Auctions in October: one hundred and eight reasons to look carefully

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108 reasons to look at the October auctions

October is, as it always is, a busy month.  One hundred and eight events are scheduled.  The numbers seem to always increase but within the numbers the material and categories are also always changing.  We know so much more about rarity and importance these days than we did just a generation ago and I think the market is much stronger for this clarity.  But this is not to say that prices are consistently higher.  Many, once much admired, things have turned out to be more common than we knew while other things, once ignored, are now highly sought after if not quite yet highly valued.  We are living through the great re-pricing and it is giving auctions an added importance short term.  Longer term one expects dealers to reemerge as the diviners of taste and importance.  Rare books without discernment is a shrouded footpath, with judgment a highway. 

 

Wed. Oct. 1st 
Bonhams. London. The First World War Centenary Sale. 101 lots 
Swann Galleries. New York. Art, Press & Illustrated Books. 260 lots 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Texas State Historical Association Benefit Auction. 40 lots 
Autographes Encheres. Meinier. Autographs - Internet bidstart 9/17. 144 lots 
Keno Auctions. New York, NY 10021 . Modern and Contemporary Fine Art and Design Auction - Prints. 5 lots 
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Exeter. Antiquarian Books. 614 lots 

Thu. Oct. 2nd 
Ader. PARIS. Performing Art Collection - Andre Bernard. 421 lots 
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. Autographs and Documents. 545 lots 
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Antiquarian Books. 353 lots 
Dorotheum . Vienna. Prints. 77 lots 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 9/25. 330 lots 

Fri. Oct. 3rd 
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Pictures and Prints. 123 lots 
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. Old Photographs - Historical Memories - Decorations - Weapons. 23 lots 
Marc van de Wiele Auctions. Brugge. library of baron Reginald de Kerchove d'Ousselghem.. 432 lots 

Sat. Oct. 4th 
Marc van de Wiele Auctions. Brugge. Books, Maps, Prints. 830 lots 
Vermot de Pas. Paris. Comic Strips, Original Prints, Animation. 649 lots 

Sun. Oct. 5th 
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . October Estate Sale - Prints and Books. 31 lots 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 9/28. 677 lots 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 9/28. 549 lots 

Mon. Oct. 6th 
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. American History: Timed Online Auction - Internet bidstart 9/25. 264 lots 
Dorotheum . Vienna. Globes. 29 lots 
Winter Associates. Plainville, CT . Fine Prints. 34 lots 
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Old Master Prints. 4 lots 

Tue. Oct. 7th 
Tooveys. West Sussex. Antiquarian Books
Sothebys. Paris. Bibliothèque R. et B.L. Éditions Originales Autographes et Manuscrits du XXe siècle. 222 lots 
Bonhams. London. The Library of Professor Brian Shefton. 90 lots 
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 44 lots 

Wed. Oct. 8th 
Tooveys. West Sussex. Prints
Heritage Auctions. Beverly Hills. Manuscripts. 417 lots 
Heritage Auctions. Beverly Hills. Rare Books. 495 lots 
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Books, Maps and Documents. 502 lots 
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. Centennial of the Great War - Day 1

Thu. Oct. 9th 
Swann Galleries. New York. African American Fine Art - Prints
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. NATURAL HISTORY BOOKS, SPORTING & WILDLIFE ART
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Rare Americana - Travel - Cartography
Pierre Berge and Associes. Paris. Books and Photography
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. Ancient and Modern Books
ALDE. Paris. Versailles and the Grand Century - Collection of an Amateur. 288 lots 
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. Centennial of the Great War - Day 2
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Bibliophile
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 10/2
Northeast Auctions. Portsmouth. Books and Prints

Fri. Oct. 10th 
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Lancaster. Rare and Used Books. 451 lots 
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. Movie Posters
Beaussant Lefevre. Paris. Prints. 6 lots 

Sat. Oct. 11th 
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints
Skinner. Boston. European Decorative Prints
Arader Galleries. Philadelphia, . Mid-Hudson auction of Audubon Bird Prints, and others

Sun. Oct. 12th 
Bonhams. San Francisco. Period Art and Design - Prints and Books
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books, etc.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 10/5
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 10/5

Tue. Oct. 14th 
Henri Godts Books and Prints Auctions. Bruxelles . Books, Maps, Prints
Swann Galleries. New York. Rare and important Travel Posters
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Vintage Posters
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Prints
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Fine Natural History and Historical Prints

Wed. Oct. 15th 
RR Auction. Amherst. Rare Manuscript, Document & Autograph - bidstart 9/26. 960 lots 
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Books

Thu. Oct. 16th 
Heritage Auctions. New York. Illustration Art. 755 lots 
Freemans. Philadelphia. Books, Manuscripts and Maps
Ader. PARIS. Books - Library of an Amateur
Skinner. Marlborough. Discovery - Online Auction - Prints
ALDE. Paris. First Editions
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Cape Town. Books Online bidstart 10/9
Heritage Auctions. New York. Photographs
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 10/9

Fri. Oct. 17th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Animation Art
Swann Galleries. New York. Fine Photographs
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. 75172 Pforzheim. Books, Graphics modern and ancient Arts, Antiques. 6546 lots 
Profiles in History. Calabasas Hills. Hollywood
Vermot de Pas. Paris. Books

Sat. Oct. 18th 
Dorotheum . Vienna. Automobilia
Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH. Berlin-Schoneberg. Books, Prints, Photographs

Sun. Oct. 19th 
Bonhams. London. Autumn Stafford Sale - Automobilia
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 1012
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 10/12

Tue. Oct. 21st 
Swann Galleries. New York. Early Printed, Medical & Scientific Books
PIASA. Paris. Ancient and Modern Prints
Bonhams. San Francisco. Prints and Multiples
Rossini. Paris. Prints

Wed. Oct. 22nd 
Ader. PARIS. Judaica
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. Photography
Bonhams. New York. History of Science
Morton Casa de Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Books and Ancient Documents

Thu. Oct. 23rd 
RR Auction. Amherst. Marvels of Modern Music - Internet bidstart 10/16
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Literature with Literature Manuscripts and Archives
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. 20th Century Books and Manuscripts
Christies. New York. Prints and Multiples
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 10/16

Fri. Oct. 24th 
Ader. PARIS. Letters and Autograph Manuscripts
Hauff and Auvermann. Berlin-Wilmersdorf. Fall Auction

Sat. Oct. 25th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Americana, Political
Archives International Auctions. FORT LEE,. U.S. & Worldwide Scripophily, Autographs & Historic Objects and Artifacts,
Nosbüsch & Stucke. Berlin. Books
Rachel Davis Fine Arts. Cleveland. Works on Paper

Sun. Oct. 26th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics -Internet bidstart 10/19
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 10/19

Mon. Oct. 27th 
Doyle New York. New York. Old Master, Modern and Contemporary Prints
PIASA. Paris. Protest! Art and Design
Dorotheum . Vienna. Books and Decorative Prints

Tue. Oct. 28th 
Artcurial. Paris. Posters
Bonhams. New York. Photographs

Wed. Oct. 29th 
Swann Galleries. New York. Old Master Through Modern Prints
Christies. Paris. Books and Manuscripts
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. Modern Books

Thu. Oct. 30th 
Sothebys. New York. Prints
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 10/23

Fri. Oct. 31st 
Bonhams. London. London to Brighton Run - Automobilia

 

Rare Book Monthly

  • <b>Sotheby’s London: Travel, Atlases, Maps & Natural History. 9 May 2017. Viewing 5 – 8 May.</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s London, 9 May:</b> Ackermann, Rudolph—Uwins, Thomas. A collection of 240 drawings for Rudolph Ackermann's <i>Repository of Arts</i> magazine, 1809-1828. £20,000 – 30,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London, 9 May:</b> Blaeu, Willem Janszoon, and Joan. <i>Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, Sive Atlas Novus in Quo Tabulae et Descriptiones Omnium Regionum.</i> 1640-1654. £100,000 – 150,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London, 9 May:</b> Mercator, Gerard and Jodocus Hondius. <i>L’Atlas ou Méditations Cosmographiques de la Fabrique du Monde et Figure Diceluy.</i> 1613. £60,000 – 80,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London: Travel, Atlases, Maps & Natural History. 9 May 2017. Viewing 5 – 8 May.</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s London, 9 May:</b> Speed, John. <i>The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britain, Presenting an Exact Geography of the Kingdom of England, Scotland, Ireland and the Isles Adjoyning...</i> £100,000 – 150,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London, 9 May:</b> Wit, Frederick De. [General Atlas], With The Engraved Title For Atlas Maior. Amsterdam, [C.1688-1696]. £50,000 – 70,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London, 9 May:</b> Kuntz, Joh. Rudolph. <i>[Abbildungen Königlich Württembergischer Gestütts-Pferde von Orientalischen Racen.</I> Stuttgart: Ebner 1823–1824]. £30,000 – 40,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London: Travel, Atlases, Maps & Natural History. 9 May 2017. Viewing 5 – 8 May.</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s London, 9 May:</b> Lawrence, T.E. Ivory Silk Thawb, Or Under-Robe, Presented by Lawrence of Arabia to a family friend. £10,000 – 15,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London, 9 May:</b> Blaeu, Joan. <i>Archipelagus Orientalis Sive Asiaticus</i>. Amsterdam: Joan Blaeu, [1659]. £200,000 – 250,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London, 9 May:</b> Blaeu, Joan. <i>Asiae Descriptio Novissima</i>. Amsterdam: Joan Blaeu, [1659]. £60,000 – 80,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London: Travel, Atlases, Maps & Natural History. 9 May 2017. Viewing 5 – 8 May.</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s London, 9 May:</b> Japanese bird paintings—(Rinchô Zu). A Pair Of Painted Scrolls of Birds. [Japan, Late 18th Or Early 19th Century]. £25,000 – 35,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London, 9 May:</b> Huang, Qianren. Da Qing Wannian Yitong Tianxia Quantu [Complete Map of the Whole Unified Country of the Great Qing]. [1803]. £80,000 – 120,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London, 9 May:</b> Sôkaku or Ryôsei Jôkei. Da Ming Sheng Tu, [Map of (China Under) The Great Ming Dynasty]. (1691 Or 1711). £80,000 – 120,000
  • <b>Seth Kaller:</b> “America the Beautiful”
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> George Washington, Tongue-in-Cheek, Writes James McHenry About His Wife or Mistress—But Funding the Continental Army is the Real Topic
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Young’s Map of the United States
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> President Lincoln & His Most Profitable Client, the Illinois Central Railroad
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Lincoln Thanks Former Pro-Slavery and Newly Republican Congressman for a Fiery Anti-Slavery Speech at a Philadelphia Campaign Rally
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> “A Visit From St. Nicholas” - great association copy inscribed by Clement C. Moore
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Einstein Agrees to Allow “a Short Book on the Hydrogen Bomb” to Use His Statement Made on Eleanor Roosevelt’s TV Show
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> The Building Blocks of Albert Einstein’s Creative Mind
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> A Unique Manuscript Map of Block Island Sound Including Fisher’s and Gardiner’s Islands, the Hamptons, and Montauk Point
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> J.R.R. Tolkien Writes his Proofreader with a Lengthy Discussion of the Lord of the Rings, Including Criticism of Radio Broadcasts of his Work
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Six Benjamin Franklin Signed Receipts – Including his Earliest Obtainable Autograph — Acknowledging a Donation to the Famous Library Company He Founded, and Five Payments for His Pennsylvania Gazette
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Sherman Dishes on Lincoln & Thomas, Meade, Sheridan, Halleck & Grant
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4: Autographs</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Ernest Hemingway, Autograph Letter Signed "Love / Mr. Papa," to Marlene Dietrich, Cuba, 1952. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Alexis de Tocqueville, Autograph Letter Signed, on the publication of <i> Democracy in America </i>, 1837. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Thomas Hart Benton, Autograph Manuscript, draft of <i>The Mechanics of Form Organization in Painting</i>, with sketches, 1926. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4: Autographs</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Elliot Erwitt, photograph of Kennedy & Eisenhower, signed by both,<br>c. 1960. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> John Adams, Partly-printed Document Signed, as President, countersigned by Secretary of State Timothy Pickering, 1798. $4,000 to $6,000. 
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Graphite drawing of Albert Einstein, signed by him & the artist, S.N. Swamy, 1950. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4: Autographs</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Autograph Musical Quotation Signed, London, 1888. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Thomas Jefferson, Partly-printed vellum Document Signed, as President, countersigned by Secretary of State James Madison, 1809. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Agatha Christie, Autograph Manuscript notebook with early drafts for numerous novels, Baghdad, circa 1948. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4: Autographs</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Claude Monet, Autograph Letter Signed to Desmond Fitzgerald, in French, 1889. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Photograph of Fidel Castro, Signed & Inscribed, in Spanish, 1955. $3,500 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Frederick Stuart Church, archive of 17 illustrated Autograph Letters Signed to Evander Schley, 1905-11. $5,000 to $7,500.

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