• <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 14:</b> William Oden Waller studio, <i>Manhattan Mary</i>, gouache and graphite, 1927. Sold for $77,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> Missionary archive of Samuel W. and Gideon H. Pond, Minnesota, 1833-93. Sold for $112,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b> Richard Hakluyt, <i>Novus Orbis</i>, first printed use of “Virginia” on a map, Paris, 1587. Sold for $80,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 17:</b> Aegidius Romanus, <i>Lo libre del regiment dels princeps</i>, first edition in Catalan, Barcelona, 1480. Sold for $50,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> William Faulkner, <i>The Marble Faun</i>, first edition, signed & inscribed, Boston, 1924. Sold for $22,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 5:</b> Henry Ossawa Tanner, <i>Flight into Egypt</i>, oil on canvas, circa 1910. Sold for $341,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 2:</b> Edward Hopper, <i>The Lonely House</i>, etching, 1923. Sold for $317,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 7:</b> George Washington, Autograph Letter Signed, to his spymaster Benjamin Tallmadge, New Jersey, 1780. Sold for $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 19:</b> Saul Leiter, <i>Waiter, Paris</i>, chromogenic print, 1959. Sold for $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 26: </b> A. M. Cassandre, <i>Normandie / Maiden Voyage</i>, 1935. Sold for $20,000.
  • <b>Les Collections Aristophil:<br>December 20, 2017</b>
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> SAINT-EXUPERY, ANTOINE DE. Kodachrome Film (16mm) showing Antoine de Saint-Exupery and Consuelo on a boat, 1942. JOINED: Guestbook for the Boat, signed, with a drawing of the Little Prince. 15 000 to 20 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> CANDEE, HELEN CHURCHILL. Autograph manuscript. TITANIC, 40 leaves. Original account of the most famous shipwreck, by a survivor of the ordeal. 300 000 to 400 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> TITANIC. Collection of 7 documents relating to the shipwreck of the Titanic (14 April 1912). 20 000 to<br>30 000 €
    <b>Les Collections Aristophil:<br>December 20, 2017</b>
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> DUPLEIX DE CADIGNAN, JEANBAPTISTE. Signed autograph manuscript. Thirty years of memoirs related to military services and important information on the American War of Independence.<br>40 000 to 50 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> CURTIUS. Faiz et Conquestes d'Alexandre [Histoire d'Alexandre le Grand]. In French, illuminated manuscript on paper and parchment, 16 large miniatures. 300 000 to<br>500 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> NELSON, HORATIO. Signed autograph letter, ‘Nelson & Bronte,” aboard the Amazon, 14 October 1801, addressed to Sir William Hamilton. 4 000 to 5 000 €
    <b>Les Collections Aristophil:<br>December 20, 2017</b>
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> GIROLAMO FRANCESCO MARIA MAZZUOLI DIT LE PARMESAN. Le couple amoureux. Pen and brown ink. 80 000 to 120 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> SADE, DONATIEN-ALPHONSE-FRANÇOIS, MARQUIS DE. Autograph manuscript. The 120 Days of Sodom, or the School of Libertinage, 1785.<br>4 000 000 to 6 000 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> MIRÓ, JOAN. Signed autograph correspondence to Thomas and Diane Bouchard (1949-1976). 50 000 to 60 000 €
    <b>Les Collections Aristophil:<br>December 20, 2017</b>
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> BALZAC, HONORÉ DE. Signed autograph manuscript, Ursule Mirouët, [1841]. One of only two manuscripts of novels by Balzac in private hands. 800 000 to<br>1 200 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> LENOIR, ALEXANDRE. Essai sur l'histoire des arts en Egypte pouvant servir d'appendice au grand ouvrage de la Commission. autograph manuscript with numerous additions and corrections. 40 000 to 50 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> SCHRÖDINGER, ERWIN. Autograph manuscript [Spring 1946, sent to Albert Einstein]. 1 500 to 2 000 €
  • <b>Bonhams: History of Science and Technology. Wednesday, December 6, 2017. New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 95. Turing. <i>Systems of Logic Based on Ordinals</i>. Offprint. London, 1939. Robin Gandy's Copy. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 98. Zernike, Fritz. The 1953 Nobel Prize for Physics: The Invention of the Phase-Contrast Microscope. $100,000 to $150,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 111. Apple 1 Computer, operational, with exceptional provenance. $400,000 to $600,000
    <b>Bonhams: Voices of the 20th Century. Wednesday, December 6, 2017. New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 1074. Bruce, Lenny. An unreleased 16 mm film by "Count" Lewis DePasquale featuring Lenny Bruce. $7,000 to $10,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 1254. Hirohito. Manuscript in Japanese, "The Emperor's Monologue," transcribed by Terasaki Hidenari. $100,000 to $150,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 1095. Goldman. Emma. Large archive of correspondence, much of it to Warren Starr Van Valkenburgh. $70,000 to $100,000
    <b>Bonhams: History of Science and Technology. Wednesday, December 6, 2017. New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 109. Wozniak and Jobs. The First Digital "Blue Box", Berkeley, 1972. $30,000 to $50,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 46. Newton, Isaac. <i>Philosophiae naturalis principia mathematica</i>. 1st issue. London, 1687. $300,000 to $500,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 49. Newton. Autograph Manuscript in English, a portion of a draft of Newton's study on revelation. $15,000 to $20,000
    <b>Bonhams: Voices of the 20th Century. Wednesday, December 6, 2017. New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 1027. Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby. 1st edition, 1st issue. Scribners, 1925. $40,000 to $60,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 1042. Hemingway., Ernest. For Whom the Bell Tolls. Presentation copy, one of 15 copies. Scribners, 1940. $25,000 to $35,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 1215. A 48-star American Flag, flown from LCT-703, sunk on Omaha Beach, December 1944. $15,000 to $20,000
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Articles - December - 2014 Issue

Auctions in December

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Fonzie Mealy Auctioneers. Rare Books & Manuscripts Dec. 9. Lot 450. American Vrime app. 13 Wanted Posters - estimated euros 175-225

This December there are 107 scheduled auctions in the books, manuscripts, maps and ephemera fields.  The material is complex ranging from less important to once-in a-life-time possibilities.  It is always this way if not always so much in such a short period.  If you are bidding, best of luck. 

Mon. Dec. 1st 
Skinner. Boston. The Gentleman's Auction - Internet bidstart 11/20. 16 lots 
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Old Master Prints. 10 lots 

Tue. Dec. 2nd 
Sothebys. London. Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts. 54 lots 
Sothebys. New York. Fine Books and Manuscripts, Including Americana. 276 lots 
Christies. New York. FIRST EDITIONS, SECOND THOUGHTS: AN AUCTION OF BOOKS AND ARTWORK TO BENEFIT PEN AMERICAN CENTER. 75 lots 
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Exeter. Books, Prints. 18 lots 
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 58 lots 
Rossini. Paris. Collection dont Ancienne Provenance Galerie de France - Prints. 35 lots 

Wed. Dec. 3rd 
Tooveys. West Sussex. Prints. 21 lots 
Bonhams. London. Travel and Exploration. 142 lots 
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Photography. 364 lots 
ALDE. Paris. Modern Illustrated Books. 252 lots 
Artcurial. Paris. Prints and Illustrated Books. 284 lots 
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 261 lots 
Christies. London - King Street. Old Master Prints. 118 lots 
Ader. PARIS. Art of the Orient. 28 lots 

Thu. Dec. 4th 
Swann Galleries. New York. Maps and Atlases, Natural History and Color Plate Books. 379 lots 
Ader. PARIS. Letters and Autograph Manuscripts
PIASA. Paris. Prints - Petiet Collection. 256 lots 
Christies. London -South Kensington. 500 Years of Printmaking. 294 lots 
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. Antiquarian and Modern Books. 355 lots 
Koller Auctions. Geneve. Modern Prints. 28 lots 
Sothebys. New York. Important Judaica. 121 lots 
Christies. New York. Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts - Including Americana. 268 lots 
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Fall Asian Art Auction. 25 lots 
Bonhams. New York. The Transportation History Sale. 41 lots 
Christies. New York. Dr. James D. Watson Nobel Medal and Related Papers. 3 lots 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 11/27. 424 lots 
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Rare Americana with the Jess Jones Collection of Californiana & Pictorial Letter Sheets. 448 lots 
Waverly Auctions. Falls Church. Maps & Atlases, Autographs, Rare Books, Fine Bindings, First Editions, Press Books, Americana and Ar

Fri. Dec. 5th 
Tajan. Paris. Prints
Aguttes. Neuilly-sur-Seine . Contemporary Art -Photos. 22 lots 
Aspire Auctions. Cleveland. Prints - Internet bidstart 11/28
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Books and Prints. 89 lots 
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. The Library of Jean C.. 351 lots 
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Lee's Summit . 16th Annual Fine Arts Sale - Prints. 62 lots 

Sat. Dec. 6th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Entertainment. 714 lots 
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Modern and Contemporary Prints
Vermot de Pas. Paris. Comic Strips, Original Prints, Animation
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Hudson. Modern & Contemporary Fine and Decorative Arts. 117 lots 
Arader Galleries. New York City. From Sea to Shining Sea: Art of America

Sun. Dec. 7th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 11/30
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 11/30
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books, Art and Ephemera - Basquiat, Medical, Hemingway, etc.

Mon. Dec. 8th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Civil War and Militaria
ALDE. Paris. Selected Travel Books
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Salvador Dali Editions
Winter Associates. Plainville, CT . Prints, Baseball Memorabilia, and Books
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Old Master Prints. 9 lots 

Tue. Dec. 9th 
Henri Godts Books and Prints Auctions. Bruxelles . Books, Maps, Prints
Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers. Kilkenny. Rare Books
ALDE. Paris. Henry Beraud Funds
Artcurial. Paris. Books and Manuscripts
Bonhams. London. Prints and Multiples
Christies. Paris. Antiquarian Books, Art Books and Manuscripts
Sothebys. London. English Literature, History, Children's Books & Illustrations
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints and Photographs
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 51 lots 

Wed. Dec. 10th 
Bonhams. New York. Fine Books and Manuscripts
Bonhams. London. Entertainment Memorabilia
RR Auction. Amherst. Rare Manuscript, Document & Autograph - bidstart 11/21. 957 lots 
Minerva Auctions Roma. Roma. Books, Autographs and Prints

Thu. Dec. 11th 
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Bibliophile
Sothebys. New York. 175 Masterworks To Celebrate 175 Years Of Photography: Property from Joy of Giving Something Foundat
Minerva Auctions Roma. Roma. Photography
Ader. PARIS. Prints
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 12/4
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Fine Prints

Fri. Dec. 12th 
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Lancaster. Rare and Used Books. 501 lots 
Swann Galleries. New York. Vernacular Imagery and Photobooks
Ader. PARIS. Prints
Gonnelli Casa DAste. Firenze. Manuscripts, Books, Autographs, Prints and Drawings. 492 lots 
Hauswedell and Nolte. Hamburg. Who's Afraid of the Moon. 57 lots 
Ferraton. Bruxelles. Books and Prints, Part I
OSENAT. FONTAINEBLEAU. Books
Vermot de Pas. Paris. Books

Sat. Dec. 13th 
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Books and Prints
Rachel Davis Fine Arts. Cleveland. Works on Paper and Books
Ferraton. Bruxelles. Books and Prints, Part II

Sun. Dec. 14th 
Grogan and Company. Dedham. The December Auction - Prints
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 12/7
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 12/7

Mon. Dec. 15th 
Pandolfini. Florence . Old Prints, Old and Modern Books
Robert Siegel Galleries. New York. The George J. Kramer Collection: U.S. Domestic Mails 1776-1869

Tue. Dec. 16th 
Bolaffi Ambassador Auctions. Milan. Rare Books and Autographs. 1100 lots 
Aguttes. Neuilly-sur-Seine . Books

Wed. Dec. 17th 
Pierre Berge and Associes. Paris. Books and Manuscripts
ALDE. Paris. Letters and Original Manuscripts
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books, Maps and Documents
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Antiquarian Books
Bonhams. New York. The Art of Fashion Photography
Audap and Mirabaud. PARIS. Weapons, Hunting, Militaria, Historical Memories
Profiles in History. Calabasas Hills. The Morris Everett, Jr. Collection
Robert Siegel Galleries. New York. U.S., Possessions, and Confederate Postal History
Sothebys. London. Daughter of History: Mary Soames and the Legacy of Sir Winston Churchill

Thu. Dec. 18th 
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Children's and Illustrated Books
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 12/14
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Rare Americana with the Jess Jones Collection of Californiana & Pictorial Letter Sheets
Sothebys. Paris. Books and Manuscripts

Sun. Dec. 21st 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 12/14
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 12/14

Mon. Dec. 22nd 
Ader. PARIS. Ancient Weapons and Historical Memories

Thu. Dec. 25th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 12/18

Sun. Dec. 28th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 12/21
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 12/21

Wed. Dec. 31st 
Tooveys. West Sussex. Prints

Rare Book Monthly

  • <b>Cowan’s Auctions: Fine Books, Including the Alan Culpin WWI Art Collection – Live Online Auction. Dec. 18, 2017</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec. 18:</b> Unique Association Copy of Signed Limited Roosevelt, African Game Trails, Extra-Illustrated. $5,000 - 7,500
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec. 18:</b> 24 Volumes Henry James in 1/2 Morocco - Alvin Langdon Coburn Frontis Illustrations. $3,000 - $5,000
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec. 18:</b> French Surrealism by Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore, 1930 Limited Edition in Lovely Condition. $3,000 - $5,000
    <b>Cowan’s Auctions: Fine Books, Including the Alan Culpin WWI Art Collection – Live Online Auction. Dec. 18, 2017</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec. 18:</b> Unique and Beautifully Written Manuscript of 650 Quarto Pages - Unpublished History of Belle-Isle-En-Mer, 1754. $3,000 - $5,000
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec. 18:</b> William Beebe's Classic 4 Volume Work on "The Pheasants," Signed and Inscribed in 1919. $2,000 - $3,000
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec. 18:</b> Three Volumes of Washington's War Era Letters Published in New York in 1796. $1,500 - $2,000
    <b>Cowan’s Auctions: Fine Books, Including the Alan Culpin WWI Art Collection – Live Online Auction. Dec. 18, 2017</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec. 18:</b> 19th C. Vintage Album with 48 Sepia Toned Albumen Prints by Fratelli Alinari et. al.<br>$1,500 - $2,000
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec. 18:</b> Report of Phipps' Voyage in 1773 In Search of a Passage to India Via the North Pole. $1,500 - $2,000
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec. 18:</b> 17 Volumes of Wallace's American Trotting Register, 1874-1891. $1,500 - $2,500
    <b>Cowan’s Auctions: Fine Books, Including the Alan Culpin WWI Art Collection – Live Online Auction. Dec. 18, 2017</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec. 18:</b> Rare First English Edition of Monardes, Joyfull Newes, 1577, Woodcut Illustrations.<br>$1,500 - $3,000
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec. 18:</b> 6 Volume Shakespeare Presented to Virginia Congressman Involved in the "Trent Affair". $1,200 - $1,500
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec. 18:</b> Classic Lothar Meggendorfer Movable Book Complete with 8 Chromolithograph Plates, Ca. 1890. $750 - $1,000
  • <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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