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Articles - November - 2014 Issue

Auctions in November

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More than 4 auctions on average every day this month

For the month of November, as we enter the month, there are 124 auctions on the calendar.  Others will be added over the next few weeks.  The selections are broad and complex.  All who look will find something to bid on, many will find multip0le auctions and many lots to consider.


Sat. Nov. 1st 
Aspire Auctions. Cleveland. Prints - Internet bidstart 10/22. 36 lots 
Skinner. Marlborough. Globes, Manuscripts. 11 lots 

Sun. Nov. 2nd 
Artcurial. Paris. Automobilia. 53 lots 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 10/26. 659 lots 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 10/26. 514 lots 
Freemans. Philadelphia. Modern and Contemporary Works of Art - Prints. 81 lots 
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . November Estate Auction - Books. 81 lots 

Mon. Nov. 3rd 
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Old Master Prints. 4 lots 
Winter Associates. Plainville, CT . Books, Prints. 24 lots 

Tue. Nov. 4th 
Tooveys. West Sussex. Postcards. 204 lots 
Sothebys. London. Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History. 234 lots 
Christies. Paris. COLLECTION LITTÉRAIRE :VERLAINE, RIMBAUD, MALLARMÉ - LA COLLECTION LITTÉRAIRE D'ÉDOUARD-HENRI FISCHE. 255 lots 
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Fine and Decorative Arts - Prints. 38 lots 
Archives International Auctions. FORT LEE,. Wall Street Sale, Part 2. 703 lots 
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 59 lots 
Tooveys. West Sussex. Photographs and Ephemera. 53 lots 

Wed. Nov. 5th 
Tooveys. West Sussex. Prints. 46 lots 
Bonhams. Edinburgh. The Sporting Sale. 69 lots 
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Fine Books and Manuscripts. 435 lots 
Pierre Berge and Associes. Paris. Old Books and Autographs. 63 lots 
Christies. London -South Kensington. Sporting Books. 260 lots 
Zisska and Lacher. Munich. Books. 2084 lots 

Thu. Nov. 6th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Photography
Swann Galleries. New York. The Latin Americana Library of Dr. W. Michael Mathes. 509 lots 
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Illustrated and Children's Books - Fine Bindings - Prints. 216 lots 
PIASA. Paris. Photography: Metamorphosis. 74 lots 
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Bibliophile. 362 lots 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 10/30
Vermot de Pas. Paris. Russian Militaria
Sothebys. Paris. Library of Carlo de Poortere. 315 lots 

Fri. Nov. 7th 
PIASA. Paris. Ancient and Modern Books. 345 lots 
James D Julia Auctioneers. Fairfield. Advertising
Beaussant Lefevre. Paris. Books and Autographs. 117 lots 
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. Maps and Antiquarian Books. 130 lots 
PIASA. Paris. Autograph Letter and Manuscript

Sat. Nov. 8th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Legends of the West - Session 1. 564 lots 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Legends of the West - Session 2. 170 lots 

Sun. Nov. 9th 
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Books. 33 lots 
Bonhams. Los Angeles. Period Art and Design - Prints
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 11/2
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 11/2
OSENAT. FONTAINEBLEAU. Automobilia

Mon. Nov. 10th 
Artcurial. Paris. Limited Editions
Aguttes. Neuilly-sur-Seine . Around the World by Poster

Tue. Nov. 11th 
Bloomsbury Philobiblon. Rome. Rare Books. 587 lots 
Minerva Auctions Roma. Roma. Modern and Contemporary Prints

Wed. Nov. 12th 
Bonhams. London. Books, Maps, Manuscripts and Historical Photographs
RR Auction. Amherst. Rare Manuscript, Document & Autograph - Internet bidstart 10/24
Swann Galleries. New York. Contemporary Art - Prints
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books, Maps and Documents
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Space Exploration. 382 lots 

Thu. Nov. 13th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics. 2049 lots 
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Golf Books & Memorabilia - The Library of John Burns with Additions. 234 lots 
Ader. PARIS. Judaica
Aguttes. Neuilly-sur-Seine . Books
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Historical Aviation, Maritime, and Transport Memorabilia
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Important Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper
Christies. Paris. MR. KASPAR FLEISCHMANN COLLECTION SOLD FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PHOTOGRAPHY CENTER OF THE UNIVERSITY O
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 11/6
Kestenbaum and Company. New York. Books, Manuscripts, Ceremonial Objects and Works of Art

Fri. Nov. 14th 
Sothebys. Paris. Photographs
Ader. PARIS. Photography Books
Christies. Paris. Photographs
Tajan. Paris. Photographs
ALDE. Paris. Letters and Original Manuscripts
Artcurial. Paris. Photography

Sat. Nov. 15th 
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Lee's Summit . 50 Year Collection of Railroadiana
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. Extraordinary collection of the Prince's Palace of Monaco - Day 1

Sun. Nov. 16th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 11/9
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 11/9
Skinner. Boston. Fine Books and Manuscripts
Ader. PARIS. Photographs
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. Extraordinary collection of the Prince's Palace of Monaco - Day 2

Mon. Nov. 17th 
Ketterer Kunst Doerling. Hamburg. Rare Books, Manuscripts, Autographs, Decorative Prints, Maritime and North German Art
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. Comics
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. Books on Exploration and More - Internet bidstart 11/6. 130 lots 
Northeast Auctions. Portsmouth. Fall Afternoon Auction - Prints

Tue. Nov. 18th 
Burgersdijk and Niermans. Leiden. Antiquarian Books
Swann Galleries. New York. 19th and 20th Century Literature
Hauswedell and Nolte. Hamburg. Rare Books and Autographs
Ader. PARIS. Letters and Autograph Manuscripts - Women
Christies. London - King Street. Highlights from the Erotic Library of Tony Fekete
Paige Auction. Portland. Prints, Ephemera
Poulin Antiques Auctions. Fairfield. Rare Books

Wed. Nov. 19th 
Old World Auctions. Glen Allen. Antique Maps, Globes, Charts, Atlases & Vintage Graphics - online bidstart 11/5
Christies. London - King Street. Valuable Manuscripts and Printed Books
ALDE. Paris. Antiquarian Books and Nineteenth Century

Thu. Nov. 20th 
RR Auction. Amherst. Space and Aviation - Internet bidstart 11/13
Swann Galleries. New York. Autographs
Christies. New York. American Prints
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Books - Day 1
Sothebys. London. Music, Continental and Russian Books and Manuscripts
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 11/13
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Fall Americana and Paintings
Robert Siegel Galleries. New York. Brandon Collection Part 2: General Issues and Postal History

Fri. Nov. 21st 
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. American History
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Photographs and Photobooks
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Books - Day 2
Romantic Agony Book and Print Auctions. Brussels. Books and Prints

Sat. Nov. 22nd 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters. 1354 lots 
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Books, Prints
Addison and Sarova. Macon. Rare and Fine Books. 133 lots 
Artcurial. Paris. Comic Strips
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Lee's Summit . The Loyd Davis Estate

Sun. Nov. 23rd 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 11/16
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 11/16

Mon. Nov. 24th 
Doyle New York. New York. Rare Books, Autographs and Maps
Doyle New York. New York. Rare Books Deaccessioned from the New York City Bar Association
Doyle New York. New York. Photographs

Tue. Nov. 25th 
Bonhams. Oxford . Printed Books, Maps and Photographs
Bubb Kuyper. 2011 KM Haarlem. Books, Manuscripts, Prints
Swann Galleries. New York. Printed & Manuscript Americana
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Books and Manuscripts
Christies. London -South Kensington. Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts

Wed. Nov. 26th 
Ader. PARIS. Prints
ALDE. Paris. An Architectural Enthusiast's Library

Thu. Nov. 27th 
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Prints
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 11/20
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Cape Town. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 11/20

Fri. Nov. 28th 
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. Books - Manuscripts - Photos

Sat. Nov. 29th 
Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH. Berlin-Schoneberg. Rare Books, Prints, Photography

Sun. Nov. 30th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 11/23
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 11/23

Rare Book Monthly

  • <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>
  • <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

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