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Articles - May - 2015 Issue

In May 90 Auctions are Scheduled

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Ninety Auctions in May

The month's roll by and fresh auctions are announced, promoted and then sold.  This month there are initially 90.  By the end of the month there may be a dozen more.  As June then approaches some 25,000 lots will have been offered and the outcomes of each recorded.  The pace is extraordinary, the patterns of offers, pricing and sales both defining the world of collectible paper we are familiar with and the world that these forms of collecting are becoming.  It takes a close reading but the future is revealing itself.

Fri. May. 1st 
Sothebys. New York. Prints. 307 lots 
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Asian Arts at Auction. 24 lots 
Heritage Auctions. Beverly Hills. The Red Dot Auction Benefiting Chuck Jones Center for Creativity. 208 lots 

Sat. May. 2nd 
Nosbüsch & Stucke. Berlin. Books. 1231 lots 
Knotty Pine Auction Service. West Swanzey. Antique and Estate Book Sale - Session 2: Books. 309 lots 
Mid Hudson Auction Galleries. Cornwall-on-Hudson, . Seymour Stein Collection: Part 1. 14 lots 

Sun. May. 3rd 
Heritage Auctions. New York. Photographs. 217 lots 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 4/26. 721 lots 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 4/26. 495 lots 

Mon. May. 4th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Doodle for Hunger Illustration Art Auction Benefiting St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelter. 43 lots 
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Old Master Prints. 13 lots 

Tue. May. 5th 
Tajan. Paris. Photographs. 170 lots 
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Books
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 90 lots 

Wed. May. 6th 
Heritage Auctions. Beverly Hills. Illustration Art. 519 lots 
Aguttes. Neuilly-sur-Seine . Old Books and Paper
Tajan. Paris. Rive Gauche. 27 lots 
Lyon and Turnbull. Edinburgh. Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Photographs. 357 lots 

Thu. May. 7th 
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Fine Books and Manuscripts
Swann Galleries. New York. Modernist Posters. 309 lots 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 4/30

Fri. May. 8th 
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Lancaster. Rare and Used Books. 502 lots 
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Pictures and Prints

Sat. May. 9th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Americana, Political
Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH. Berlin-Schoneberg. Rare Books, Prints and Photographs
Mid Hudson Auction Galleries. Cornwall-on-Hudson, . Seymour Stein Antique Advertisements
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . Estate Sale - Books and Prints

Sun. May. 10th 
Mid Hudson Auction Galleries. Cornwall-on-Hudson, . Seymour Stein Collection: Part 3
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 1/115/3
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 5/3

Mon. May. 11th 
Bonhams. New York. Post War and Contemporary - Prints

Tue. May. 12th 
Burgersdijk and Niermans. Leiden. Books

Wed. May. 13th 
Aguttes. Neuilly-sur-Seine . Old Books and Paper
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books, Maps and Documents
ALDE. Paris. Antiquarian and 19th Century Books
Bonhams. Edinburgh. The Sporting Sale
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autographs & Artifacts. 968 lots 

Thu. May. 14th 
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Bibliophile
Bolaffi Ambassador Auctions. Milan. Books on Food. 679 lots 
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Motoring, Aviation, Maritime & Railway History: Models, Toys, Books & Documents, Fine Art
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Rare Americana with California & the P.P.P.I E. - Travel & Exploration - Maps & Views
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 5/7

Fri. May. 15th 
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Battle of Waterloo Bicentenary Sale: Military History, Arms & Armour, Militaria

Sun. May. 17th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 5/10
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 5/10

Mon. May. 18th 
Ketterer Kunst Doerling. Hamburg. Rare Books
Dorotheum . Vienna. Scientific Instruments - Globes

Tue. May. 19th 
Bubb Kuyper. 2011 KM Haarlem. Books, Manuscripts and Graphic Arts
Tooveys. West Sussex. Photographs, Autographs, Printed and Manuscript Ephemera
Swann Galleries. New York. Maps and Atlases, Natural History and Color Plate Books
Artcurial. Paris. Books and Manuscripts
Hauswedell and Nolte. Hamburg. Rare Books and Autographs. 779 lots 

Wed. May. 20th 
Tooveys. West Sussex. Prints
Tajan. Paris. Books
Old World Auctions. Glen Allen. Antique Maps, Globes, Charts, Atlases & Vintage Graphics

Thu. May. 21st 
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Important Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper
Christies. London -South Kensington. Posters
PIASA. Paris. Russian and Soviet Photographs
Swann Galleries. New York. Fine Photographs
Tajan. Paris. Prints
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Fine Prints
Dorotheum . Vienna. Modern and Contemporary Prints
Auctionata. Berlin. Photography, Prints and Editions
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 5/14

Fri. May. 22nd 
Pierre Berge and Associes. Paris. Jean Patou Collection - Books
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Space Exploration
Ader. PARIS. Photographs
Aspire Auctions. Cleveland. Printed Art
ALDE. Paris. First Editions

Sat. May. 23rd 
Sothebys. London. Photographs
Artcurial. Paris. Comic Strips
Hauff and Auvermann. Berlin-Wilmersdorf. Modern and contemporary art. Paintings, prints, sculptures.. 371 lots 

Sun. May. 24th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 5/17
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 5/17
Northeast Auctions. Portsmouth. Memorial Day Weekend Auction

Wed. May. 27th 
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. Books and Manuscripts
Christies. London - King Street. Sporting Books from the Collection of Joel Spitz
Gonnelli Casa DAste. Firenze. Manuscripts, Incunabula and Books

Thu. May. 28th 
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Art Sale - Prints
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics
Sothebys. London. Music, Continental and Russian Books and Manuscripts
Ader. PARIS. Prints
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Rare Books and Manuscripts
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 5/21

Fri. May. 29th 
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. Books
Skinner. Boston. Americana and European Prints and Photography

Sat. May. 30th 
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints and Photographs

Sun. May. 31st 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 5/24
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 5/24

Use the upcoming auction search regularly to follow the auction activity.

 

Rare Book Monthly

  • <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
  • <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
  • <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.

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