• <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
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries: Inviting Quality Consignments</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 30:</b> Carte-de-visite album featuring a previously unrecorded image of Harriet Tubman, 1860s. Sold for $161,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 7:</b> Hovhannes Amira Dadian, first world atlas in Armenian, Venice, 1849. Sold for $37,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 16:</b> T.E. Lawrence, <i>Seven Pillars of Wisdom</i>, privately printed edition, inscribed, London, 1926. Sold for $62,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries: Inviting Quality Consignments</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Feb 14:</b> 22 large-format photographs from NASA missions, 1965-84. Sold for $43,750.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 21: </b> Charles M. Schulz, <i>Here Comes the Big Polar Bear</i>, pen & ink, 4-panel Peanuts comic strip, 1957. Sold for $12,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 4:</b> Elliott Erwitt, photograph of JFK & Eisenhower, signed by both, 1960. Sold for $32,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries: Inviting Quality Consignments</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9:</b> John Milton, <i>Paradise Lost</i>, first edition, London, 1668. Sold for $22,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 30:</b> Frederick Douglass, Autograph Letter Signed to George Alfred Townsend, Washington, 1880. Sold for $100,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Jan 26:</b> <i>Les Maîtres de l'Affiche</i>, 5 volumes, Paris, 1896-1900. Sold for $47,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries: Inviting Quality Consignments</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 16:</b> James Joyce, <i>Ulysses</i>, first edition, number 724 on handmade paper, Paris, 1922. Sold for $33,750.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9:</b> Single leaf of the Gutenberg Bible, Mainz, 1455, in a copy of Newton's <i>A Noble Fragment</i>. Sold for $52,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 27:</b> The Book of Mormon, first edition, Palmyra, NY, 1830. Sold for $52,500.
  • <b>Cowan’s Auctions: An Eclectic Collection: The Library of the Late Dr. Ivan Gilbert of Columbus.<br>June 5-26</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, June 5-26:</b> [Voyages and Travel] Churchill's Voyages 1732 - Complete in 6 Volumes.<br>$5,000 - $7,500.
    <b>Cowan’s, June 5-26:</b> [Illustrated] Alice by Salvador Dali, Signed and Limited. $3,000 - $5,000
    <b>Cowan’s, June 5-26:</b> [Literature] The Little Prince - Signed/Limited First French Edition, 1943; #61 of 260. $5,000 - $7,500
    <b>Cowan’s Auctions: An Eclectic Collection: The Library of the Late Dr. Ivan Gilbert of Columbus.<br>June 5-26</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, June 5-26:</b> [Literature] Gone With The Wind, 1st in DJ, May, 1936. $1,500 - $2,500
    <b>Cowan’s, June 5-26:</b> [Literature - Modern Firsts] Rare Henry Miller, Tropic of Cancer, Obelisk Press Paris - 1934. $2,000 - $3,000
    <b>Cowan’s, June 5-26:</b> [[Sporting - Fishing] Rare - Lee Sturges, Salmon Fishing New Brunswick, 1 of 50 Printed - 7 Original Etchings.<br>$4,000 - $6,000
    <b>Cowan’s Auctions: An Eclectic Collection: The Library of the Late Dr. Ivan Gilbert of Columbus.<br>June 5-26</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, June 5-26:</b> [Voyages and Travel - Maritime] Rare Ledyard Account of Cook's Last Voyage, 1783 Hartford, Howes "d".<br>$10,000 - $15,000
    <b>Cowan’s, June 5-26:</b> [Illustrated - Maxfield Parrish] Knave of Hearts, Scribner's, 1st Hardback Edition, 1925 Parrish Illustrations.<br>$750 - $1,000
    <b>Cowan’s, June 5-26:</b> [Bible - Illustrated - Cartography) Massive Dutch Bible, 1682, Contemporary Colored Maps, Working Brass Clasps. $2,500 - $3,500
    <b>Cowan’s Auctions: An Eclectic Collection: The Library of the Late Dr. Ivan Gilbert of Columbus.<br>June 5-26</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, June 5-26:</b> [Women Suffrage - Civil Rights - Autographs] A Unique Extra-Illustrated Life of Susan B. Anthony. $15,000 - $20,000
    <b>Cowan’s, June 5-26:</b> [18th Century French Manuscript] Unpublished History of Belle-Isle-En-Mer, 1754 With Watercolor Illustration.<br>$10,000 - $15,000
    <b>Cowan’s, June 5-26:</b> [Illustrated - Children's - Movable] Wonderful 19th Century Lothar Meggendorfer Moveable Book. $750 - $1,000
  • <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July 8: Rare Books & Manuscripts</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions July 8:</b><br> Walter Gibson's Complete Run of The Shadow. 48 bound volumes, 1931-44. $8,000-12,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions July 8:</b><br> Frederic Shoberl, The World in Miniature: Hindoostan. 6 volumes. $2,000-4,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions July 8:</b><br> A Rare Copy of the Earliest Chicago Newspaper to Report on the Great Fire of 1871. $6,000-8,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July 8: Rare Books & Manuscripts</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions July 8:</b><br> Broadside Proclamation by Mayor Roswell B. Mason for the Preservation of Good Order Following the Great Fire of 1871. Chicago. $4,000-6,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions July 8:</b><br> Peter Force Engraving of the Declaration of Independence. One page. Scarce and highly collectable. $15,000-20,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions July 8:</b><br> John Quincy Adams. The Jubilee of the Constitution. A Discourse. First edition. Inscribed. 1839. $3,000-5,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July 8: Rare Books & Manuscripts</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions July 8:</b><br> Cuban Revolution: Expedicion y Desembarco del “Granma.” Havana, ca. 1959. With portraits of the Castro brothers & Che Guevara. $150-250
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions July 8:</b><br> Osuna Ramos. A group of 28 photographs of the Mexican Revolution & aftermath in Mexico City, 1910-1920. 4½ x 6”. $400-600
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions July 8:</b><br> Charles Bukowski. Hot Water Music. First edition with original signed painting. 1983. $2,000-4,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July 8: Rare Books & Manuscripts</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions July 8:</b><br> Alan Ginsberg. Five Page Autographed Letter. Signed. February 10, 1971. $3,000-5,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions July 8:</b><br> Andy Warhol’s Children’s Book. Featuring 12 color illustrations. Signed 5 times. 1983. $5,000-7,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions July 8:</b><br> Albrecht Durer. The Martyrdom Saint John the Evangelist. Woodcut, 1511 edition. $1,000-2,000

Rare Book Monthly

Articles - April - 2015 Issue

109 Auctions in April [so far]

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April has become an important month for the world of collectible paper, be they books, manuscripts, maps or ephemera.  The catalyst is the Antiquarian Book Fair in New York but everywhere April is increasingly significant.  Three sales a day, every day simply reflect the changing nature of the field; aging collectors looking to sell and new collectors looking to buy.


Wed. Apr. 1st 
Bonhams. London. Wellington, Waterloo and the Napoleonic Wars. 46 lots 
Ader. PARIS. Photo Books - Collection of Jean-Claude Eidelman, Part 2. 351 lots 
Pierre Berge and Associes. Paris. COLLECTION OF TWO LOVERS OF XIX th CENTURY The Gaston and Albert Tissandier brothers aeronauts and A. 223 lots 
Sothebys. New York. The New York Sale. 42 lots 
Sothebys. New York. Photographs. 188 lots 

Thu. Apr. 2nd 
Swann Galleries. New York. Ascension: A Century of African American Art. 178 lots 
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Americana and Exploration of the West. 749 lots 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 3/6. 220 lots 
Dorotheum . Vienna. Prints Before 1900. 93 lots 

Fri. Apr. 3rd 
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Spring Americana. 44 lots 
Vermot de Pas. Paris. Modern and Antiquarian Books - Art Photography Books. 283 lots 

Sat. Apr. 4th 
Potomack Company. Alexandria. Books, Prints, Manuscripts. 49 lots 

Sun. Apr. 5th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 3/29. 721 lots 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 3/29. 459 lots 

Mon. Apr. 6th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Doodle for Hunger Illustration Art Auction Benefiting St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelter - online. 43 lots 
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Old Master Prints. 12 lots 

Tue. Apr. 7th 
Christies. New York. DON MCLEAN'S 'AMERICAN PIE': THE ORIGINAL LYRICS. 1 lots 
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 100 lots 

Wed. Apr. 8th 
Heritage Auctions. New York. Historical Manuscripts. 420 lots 
Heritage Auctions. New York. Rare Books. 1174 lots 
Aguttes. Neuilly-sur-Seine . Old Books and Paper
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books, Maps & Documents; Travel, Atlases & Natural History. 541 lots 

Thu. Apr. 9th 
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. The Library of a Gentleman. 289 lots 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Animation Art. 1353 lots 
Swann Galleries. New York. Early Printed, Medical, Scientific and Travel Books. 330 lots 
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. Ancient and Modern Books
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 4/2
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Naples Online. 36 lots 

Fri. Apr. 10th 
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Western Prospects: Discovering Americana & Numismatics (session 1). 556 lots 
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Pictures and Prints
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. Paul Coze Archives - Wakanda. 70 lots 
Beaussant Lefevre. Paris. Asia - Prints. 48 lots 
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Hudson. Prints
Charlton Hall. West Columbia, SC. 86 Anniversary Auction - Books and Prints. 46 lots 

Sat. Apr. 11th 
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . Estate Auction. 27 lots 
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Western Prospects: Discovering Americana & Numismatics (session 2). 722 lots 

Sun. Apr. 12th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 4/5
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 4/5
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books
Carlsen Gallery. Greenville, NY. "Spring Fling" ANTIQUE AUCTION - Prints. 55 lots 
OSENAT. FONTAINEBLEAU. The Empire at Fontainebleau

Mon. Apr. 13th 
Bonhams. New York. Fine Books and Manuscripts
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Old Master Prints

Tue. Apr. 14th 
Swann Galleries. New York. Printed and Manuscript Americana. 359 lots 
Rossini. Paris. Prints
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Modern and Contemporary Prints

Wed. Apr. 15th 
Doyle New York. New York. Rare Books, Maps and Autographs
Doyle New York. New York. Photographs
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Book Sale
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autographs and Artifacts - bidstart 3/22. 970 lots 

Thu. Apr. 16th 
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Transport Sale. 3 lots 
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Bibliophile
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Literature with Science Fiction and Detective Fiction
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 4/9

Fri. Apr. 17th 
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Japanese Prints
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Spring Estates Auction
ALDE. Paris. Heraldry and Geneologic Libray
Beaussant Lefevre. Paris. Works of Art - Prints. 7 lots 
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Western Prospects: Discovering Americana & Numismatics (session 3). 733 lots 

Sat. Apr. 18th 
Aspire Auctions. Cleveland. Printed Art - Internet bidstart 4/3
Heritage Auctions. Beverly Hills. Entertainment and Music Auction. 592 lots 
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. April 18th Auction - Prints, Ephemera
ALDE. Paris. LIBRARY OF AMADEO DELAUNET Y ESNAOLA II
Arader Galleries. New York City. Age of European and American Exploration
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Western Prospects: Discovering Americana & Numismatics (session 4). 591 lots 

Sun. Apr. 19th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 4/12
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 4/12

Mon. Apr. 20th 
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. American History
Sothebys. New York. Sotheby's Designer Showhouse
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Western Prospects: Discovering Americana & Numismatics (session 5). 752 lots 

Tue. Apr. 21st 
Bonhams. San Francisco. Prints and Multiples
Tooveys. West Sussex. Antiquarian and Collectors Books
Paige Auction. Portland. Magic of Collection - Prints, Ephemera
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Western Prospects: Discovering Americana & Numismatics (session 6). 628 lots 

Wed. Apr. 22nd 
Christies. London -South Kensington. Prints and Multiples
Tooveys. West Sussex. Prints
Ader. PARIS. Judaica

Thu. Apr. 23rd 
Christies. New York. Prints and Multiples
Christies. New York. Prints and Multiples
Freemans. Philadelphia. Books, Maps and Manuscripts
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 4/16
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Cape Town. Books - Internet Bidstart 4/16
Christies. London -South Kensington. Travel, Science and Natural History
RR Auction. Amherst. Space Exploration - online bidstart 4/16. 334 lots 
Rossini. Paris. Prints

Fri. Apr. 24th 
Romantic Agony Book and Print Auctions. Brussels. Books and Prints
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. 75172 Pforzheim. Books, Autographs and Prints. 6420 lots 
Auctionata. Berlin. Photography and Prints
Auctionata. Berlin. Prints and Editions

Sat. Apr. 25th 
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints and Multiples
Kolbe and Fanning Numismatic Booksellers. Gahanna. Numismatic Books
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Property from the Oprah Winfrey Collection

Sun. Apr. 26th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 4/19
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 4/19

Mon. Apr. 27th 
Christies. Paris. Books and Manuscripts

Tue. Apr. 28th 
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Interiors: Day 1 - Prints
Doyle New York. New York. Prints and Multiples
Rossini. Paris. Autographs and Photographs
Bonhams. New York. Photographs
Sheppards Irish Auction House. Durrow. Prints

Wed. Apr. 29th 
Bonhams. New York. The World War II 70th Anniversary Sale
PIASA. Paris. Limited Editions
Swann Galleries. New York. Old Master Through Modern Prints
ALDE. Paris. Binders, Books
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. Weapons - Photographs
Auctionata. New York. Theme Auction: Icons

Thu. Apr. 30th 
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Books and Works on Paper
Sothebys. London. Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 4/23
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Art and Art Reference - Fine Books in All Fields

Rare Book Monthly

  • <b>Bonhams London: Fine Books, Atlases, Manuscripts and Photographs. June 14, 2017</b>
    <b>Bonhams Jun 14:</b> Ireland - Patrick Pearse & The Easter Rising. The Order of Surrender, typed and signed (“P. H. Pearse”) and dated, 1916. £80,000 to £120,000
    <b>Bonhams Jun 14:</b> Portolan chart of the Mediterranean, centered on Sicily. Manuscript on vellum, 1637. £40,000 to £60,000
    <b>Bonhams Jun 14:</b> Goya Y Lucientes (Francisco José de). [Tauromaquia] <i> De las diferentes suertes y actitudes del arte de lidiar los toros…</i> 33 etched and aquatint plates. £15,000 to £20,000
    <b>Bonhams London: Fine Books, Atlases, Manuscripts and Photographs. June 14, 2017</b>
    <b>Bonhams Jun 14:</b> Magna Carta. Engraved Facsimile of the 1215 Magna Carta, engraved by John Pine and printed on vellum, 1733. £10,000 to £15,000
    <b>Bonhams Jun 14:</b> Swift (Jonathan). <i> Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World ... by Lemuel Gulliver</i>, 4 parts in 2 vol., first edition, Teerink's "A" edition, 1726. £10,000 to £15,000
    <b>Bonhams Jun 14:</b> Darwin (Charles), Robert Fitzroy and Philip Parker King. <i>Narrative of the Surveying Voyages of His Majesty's Ships Adventure and Beagle, Between the Years 1826 and 1836…</i>, 1839. £10,000 to £15,000
    <b>Bonhams London: Fine Books, Atlases, Manuscripts and Photographs. June 14, 2017</b>
    <b>Bonhams Jun 14:</b> Rackham (Arthur). Cinderella, in rags, standing at a window, within a framework of mice, mystical creatures and plants, from "Cinderella", [1919]. £8,000 to £12,000
    <b>Bonhams Jun 14:</b> Royal Family - St George's Chapel and Princess Charlotte. Papers of John Fisher, successively Bishop of Exeter and Bishop of Salisbury, overseer of the redecoration of St George's Chapel… £8,000 to £10,000
    <b>Bonhams Jun 14:</b> Hemingway (Ernest). <i>Fiesta [The Sun Also Rises]</i>, first English edition, Jonathan Cape, [September 1927]. £6,000 to £8,000
    <b>Bonhams London: Fine Books, Atlases, Manuscripts and Photographs. June 14, 2017</b>
    <b>Bonhams Jun 14:</b> Barlaeus (Caspar). <i> Rerum per octennium in Brasilia</i>, first edition, Amsterdam, Joannes Blaeu, 1647. £6,000 to £8,000
    <b>Bonhams Jun 14:</b> Repton (Humphry and J. Adey). <i>Fragments on the Theory and Practice of Landscape Gardening…</i>, first edition, 1816. £5,000 to £7,000
    <b>Bonhams Jun 14:</b> United States - Photography. "360 Photos of American Scenery. Collected by Norman Selfe on the Spots Represented in 1884", [1880s]. £4,000 to £6,000
  • <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés in association with Sotheby’s:<br>De la musique avant toute chose… June 28, 2017</b>
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés in association with Sotheby’s, Jun 28:</b> Roland de Lassus. [Songs and madrigals]. Album gathering three collections of secular music for tenor. 15.000-20.000 €
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés in association with Sotheby’s, Jun 28:</b> Richard Wagner. <i>Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg.</i> Original edition corrected and annotated by Wagner. 60.000-80.000 €
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés in association with Sotheby’s, Jun 28:</b> Claude Debussy. <i>La Damoiselle élue</i>. Lyrical poem, after D.-G. Rossetti. Limited edition of 160 copies. 6.000-8.000 €
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés in association with Sotheby’s:<br>De la musique avant toute chose… June 28, 2017</b>
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés in association with Sotheby’s, Jun 28:</b> Stéphane Mallarmé. Handwritten notebook made by Geneviève Mallarmé. No place or date [circa 1910]. 10.000-15.000 €
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés in association with Sotheby’s, Jun 28:</b> Henri Sauguet. <i>Les Forains</i>. Ballet. Reduction for piano. Original edition. 20.000-30.000 €
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés in association with Sotheby’s, Jun 28:</b> Athanasius Kircher. <i>Musurgia Universalis sive Ars Magna Consoni et Dissoni in X. Libros digesta.</i> 1650. 30.000-40.000 €
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés in association with Sotheby’s:<br>De la musique avant toute chose… June 28, 2017</b>
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés in association with Sotheby’s, Jun 28:</b> François Villon, & Clément Marot. <i>Les Œuvres de François Villon de Paris, Reviewed and gathered by Clement Marot.</i> 15.000-20.000 €
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés in association with Sotheby’s, Jun 28:</b> Rainer Maria Rilke. <i>Larenopfer</i> (Offrande aux dieux Lares). The second collection of Rainer Maria Rilke, containing ninety poems. 6.000-8.000 €
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés in association with Sotheby’s, Jun 28:</b> Paul Éluard. <i>Capitale de la douleur.</i> One of the most beautiful poetic collections from the first surrealist wave. 15.000-20.000 €
    <b>Pierre Bergé and Associés in association with Sotheby’s, Jun 28:</b> Pierre de Ronsard. <i>Les Amours</i> ... newly augmented by him, and commented by Marc Antoine de Muret. 40.000-60.000 €

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