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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>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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