• <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>Bonhams, March 9. Fine Books and Manuscripts, Including the Kennedy Years</b>
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> BROWNING, ELIZABETH BARRETT. Autograph Manuscript Initialed ("E.B.B."), being the working notebook for the poems contained in <i>The Seraphim and Other Poems</i>. $400,000 to 600,000
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> WILDE, OSCAR. Two leaves, pp 31-34, from the first appearance of <i>The Picture of Dorian Gray in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine for July, 1890</i>, with Wilde's autograph revisions. $40,000 to 60,000
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>Comedies, Histories and Tragedies; Published according to the true Originall Copies. Second Impression. [THE SECOND FOLIO.]</i> $200,000 to 300,000
    <b>Bonhams, March 9. Fine Books and Manuscripts, Including the Kennedy Years</b>
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> KENNEDY, JOHN FITZGERALD. Photograph Signed ("John F. Kennedy") and Inscribed, 8 x 10 inch gelatin silver print, of Senator Kennedy and Miss Barelli, at the swearing of the secretarial oath for Miss Barelli. $1,200 to 1,800
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> COOPER, JAMES FENIMORE. Autograph Manuscript, being Chapter XXVII of <i>Afloat and Ashore</i>. $15,000 to 20,000
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> IRVING, WASHINGTON. Autograph Manuscript, being Chapter 20 from Volume IV of <i>The Life of George Washington</i>. $20,000 to 30,000
    <b>Bonhams, March 9. Fine Books and Manuscripts, Including the Kennedy Years</b>
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> VERNE, JULES. Autograph Manuscript Signed ("Jules Verne"), being the complete short story "<i>Une fantaisie de docteur Ox</i>". $100,000 to 150,000
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> ALCHEMY. <i>[The Crowning of Nature, or Coronatio Naturae.]</i> Original alchemical manuscript on paper, ruled in red, with watermark of the arms of Schieland. $100,000 to 150,000
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> DE JODE, CORNELUS. 1568 - 1600. <i>Quivirae Regnu, Cum Alija Versus Borea</i>. [Antwerp: Arnoldum Coninx, 1593]. $7,000 to 10,000
    <b>Bonhams, March 9. Fine Books and Manuscripts, Including the Kennedy Years</b>
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> HOOKER, JOSEPH DALTON. <i>The Rhododendrons of Sikkim-Himalaya; Being an Account, Botanical and Geographical, of the Rhododendrons Recently Discovered in the Mountains of Eastern Himalaya</i>… $7,000 to 10,000
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> CATLIN, GEORGE. <i>North American Indian Portfolio. Hunting scenes and amusements of the Rocky Mountains and prairies of America. From drawings and notes of the author, made during eight years' travel.</i> $20,000 to 30,000
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> LINCOLN, ABRAHAM. HESLER, ALEXANDER. Platinum print, 8 3/4 x 6 3/4 in, of a beardless Lincoln, 1860.<br>$2,000 to 3,000
  • <b>Lawbook Exchange:</b> Lawbook Exchange. Trials for Murder, Robbery, Burglary, Rapes, Sodomy... 4 vols. London, 1764. See at the 2017 NY ABAA Book Fair Booth C-22
    <b>Lawbook Exchange:</b> An Enquiry Concerning the Liberty, And Licentiousness of the Press. New York, 1801. See at the 2017 NY ABAA Book Fair Booth C-22
    <b>Lawbook Exchange:</b> Tavern Licence Granted to John Swan by Mayor James Duane, 1789. See at the 2017 NY ABAA Book Fair Booth C-22
    <b>Lawbook Exchange:</b> First edition of Story's, Commentaries on the Constitution. 3 vols. Boston, 1833. See at the 2017 NY ABAA Book Fair Booth C-22
    <b>Lawbook Exchange:</b> Manuscript Law Dictionary. Repertorium Universale, Amandola, Italy, c.1750. See at the 2017 NY ABAA Book Fair Booth C-22
    <b>Lawbook Exchange:</b> Magna Carta. London, 1556. See at the 2017 NY ABAA Book Fair Booth C-22
    <b>Lawbook Exchange:</b> Hemard. Code Civil, in an extraordinary binding. See at the 2017 NY ABAA Book Fair Booth C-22
    <b>Lawbook Exchange:</b> Two Accounts of the Murder of Mr. John Hayes. London, 1726. See at the 2017 NY ABAA Book Fair Booth C-22
    <b>Lawbook Exchange:</b> Robinson, Boardman. Mr Justice Precedent. 1914. See at the 2017 NY ABAA Book Fair Booth C-22
    <b>Lawbook Exchange:</b> Five volumes of Italian Legal Code in miniature. Turin: Fratelli Bocca, 1901-1903. See at the 2017 NY ABAA Book Fair Booth C-22
    <b>Lawbook Exchange:</b> Tartagni. Alexander de Imola in Prima(m) (et) Secunda(m)... Venice, 1514. In a contemporary chained binding. See at the 2017 NY ABAA Book Fair Booth C-22
    <b>Lawbook Exchange:</b> Catalogue 85. Recently Acquired Books, Manuscripts & Ephemera
  • <b>Seth Kaller:</b> “America the Beautiful”
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> George Washington, Tongue-in-Cheek, Writes James McHenry About His Wife or Mistress—But Funding the Continental Army is the Real Topic
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Young’s Map of the United States
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> President Lincoln & His Most Profitable Client, the Illinois Central Railroad
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Lincoln Thanks Former Pro-Slavery and Newly Republican Congressman for a Fiery Anti-Slavery Speech at a Philadelphia Campaign Rally
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> “A Visit From St. Nicholas” - great association copy inscribed by Clement C. Moore
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Einstein Agrees to Allow “a Short Book on the Hydrogen Bomb” to Use His Statement Made on Eleanor Roosevelt’s TV Show
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> The Building Blocks of Albert Einstein’s Creative Mind
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> A Unique Manuscript Map of Block Island Sound Including Fisher’s and Gardiner’s Islands, the Hamptons, and Montauk Point
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> J.R.R. Tolkien Writes his Proofreader with a Lengthy Discussion of the Lord of the Rings, Including Criticism of Radio Broadcasts of his Work
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Six Benjamin Franklin Signed Receipts – Including his Earliest Obtainable Autograph — Acknowledging a Donation to the Famous Library Company He Founded, and Five Payments for His Pennsylvania Gazette
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Sherman Dishes on Lincoln & Thomas, Meade, Sheridan, Halleck & Grant

Rare Book Monthly

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>Daniel Crouch Rare Books</b><br>SAXTON, Christopher. <i>The Travellers Guide being the best Mapp of the Kingdom of England and Principality of Wales</i>. London, [1583, but c.1716].
    <b>Daniel Crouch Rare Books</b><br>VISSCHER, Claes Jansz. <i>Novissima et Accuratissima Leonis Belgici</i>. Amsterdam, Claes Jansz Visscher, [1611-1621 or later].
    <b>Daniel Crouch Rare Books</b> PTOLEMAEUS, Claudius. <i>Decima Asie Tabula</i>. Ulm, Lienhart Holle, 16 July 1482.
    <b>Daniel Crouch Rare Books</b><br>WIT, Frederick de, and Gerard VALK. <i>Orbis Terrarum Nova et Accurata Tabula</i>. Amsterdam, Gerard Valk, [c.1690-1700].
    <b>Daniel Crouch Rare Books</b><br>APIANUS, Petrus. <i>Astronomicum Caesareum</i>. Ingolstadt, Peter Apian, 1540.
    <b>Daniel Crouch Rare Books</b><br>CASSINI, Jean-Dominique. <i>Carte de la Lune</i>. Paris, Jean-Dominique Cassini, 1787.
    <b>Daniel Crouch Rare Books</b> PTOLEMAEUS, Claudius. <i>Geographicae enarrationis libri octo</i>. Argentoragi, 1525.
    <b>Daniel Crouch Rare Books</b><br>[SAXTON, Christopher]. <i> [An Atlas of England and Wales]</i>. [London, Christopher Saxton, 1579].
    <b>Daniel Crouch Rare Books</b> Commission des sciences et arts d'Egypte. <i>Description de l’Égypte</i>… Paris, Imprimerie impériale - Imprimerie royale, 1809-1828.
    <b>Daniel Crouch Rare Books</b> CHURCHMAN, John. <i>To George Washington President of the United States of America this Magnetic Atlas or Variation Chart is humbly inscribed by John Churchman</i>. Philadelphia, 1790.
    <b>Daniel Crouch Rare Books</b><br>APIANUS, Petrus. <i>Tipus Orbis Universalis</i>. Vienna, Johannes Camertius, 1520.
    <b>Daniel Crouch Rare Books</b><br>LORIOT, A[uguste], [after] Nicolas LANE. <i>[Pocket globe]</i>. London, 65 New Bond Street, 1809.
    <b>Daniel Crouch Rare Books</b><br>BLAEU, Johannes. <i>Grooten Atlas</i>. Amsterdam, Joan Blaeu, 1662-1665.
    <b>Daniel Crouch Rare Books</b><br>INGEBORG BRUN, Emmy. <i>Mars efter Lowell’s Glober 1894-1914</i>. Denmark, [c1915].
    <b>Daniel Crouch Rare Books</b><br>LUTHER, Martin. <i>Der vierde Teil aller Bücher vnd Schrifften des thewren seligen Mans</i>. Gedruckt zu Jhena, Durch Christian Rödinger, 1556.
  • <b>Cowan’s Auctions: Property of N. Flayderman & Co. and Select Additions. February 21, 2017</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, Feb. 21:</b> Darlinghurst Gaol Photographic Prisoner Records Featuring Australian Bushranger, Frank Gardiner Plus Other Convicted Felons, Ca 1873-1874.<br>$8,000 - $10,000
    <b>Cowan’s, Feb. 21:</b> USRC <i>Bear</i> Log Books Under the Direction of Captain Michael A. Healy, One Documenting the Important 1892 Season, Set of Eight. <br>$8,000 - $10,000
    <b>Cowan’s, Feb. 21:</b> Rare & Important Album Containing CDVs & Cabinet Cards of Wells Fargo Highway Men, Train Robbers, & Other Criminals. $7,000 - $10,000
    <b>Cowan’s Auctions: Property of N. Flayderman & Co. and Select Additions. February 21, 2017</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, Feb. 21:</b> Extraordinary Barbary Wars-Era, United States Naval Officer's POW Diary, Ca 1803-1805. $6,000 - $8,000
    <b>Cowan’s, Feb. 21:</b> <i>Charleston Mercury Extra</i>, Rare Broadside Announcing South Carolina Secession, December 1860. $5,000 - $10,000
    <b>Cowan’s, Feb. 21:</b> <i>Washington in Danger!</i>, Early Civil War Political Broadside, 1861. $500 - $700
    <b>Cowan’s Auctions: Property of N. Flayderman & Co. and Select Additions. February 21, 2017</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, Feb. 21:</b> <i>Sprague Light Cavalry</i>, Civil War Recruiting Broadside. $2,000 - $2,500
    <b>Cowan’s, Feb. 21:</b> <i>Come and Join Us Brothers</i> Very Rare Civil War Colored Troops Recruitment Broadside. $5,000 - $7,000
    <b>Cowan’s, Feb. 21:</b> <i>Men of Color, To Arms! To Arms! Now or Never,</i> Exceptionally Rare Civil War Recruitment Broadside. <br>$5,000 - $10,000
    <b>Cowan’s Auctions: Property of N. Flayderman & Co. and Select Additions. February 21, 2017</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, Feb. 21:</b> Civil War Albumen Photograph of Soldiers Posed with a Six-Pound Gun. $600 - $800
    <b>Cowan’s, Feb. 21:</b> General Douglas MacArthur, Romantic Letter to his Future Wife Plus Other Scandalous Correspondence. $8,000 - $10,000
    <b>Cowan’s, Feb. 21:</b> Cpt. George E. Albee, MOH Recipient, Extensive Archive Featuring 1869 Indian Wars Journal. $10,000 - $15,000
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9: Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9:</b> Single leaf from a paper copy of the Gutenberg Bible, Mainz, 1455, in a copy of Newton's <i>A Noble Fragment</i>. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9:</b> Immanuel Kant, <i>Critik der reinen Vernunft</i>, first edition, Riga, 1781. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9:</b> Hans Holbein, <i>The Images of the Old Testament</i>, with 94 woodcut illustrations, first edition in English, Lyon, 1549. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9: Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9:</b> Samuel Johnson, <i>A Dictionary of the English Language</i>, first edition, London, 1755. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9:</b><br>John Milton, <i>Paradise Lost</i>, first edition, London, 1668.<br>$6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9:</b> Antonio de Guevara, <i>The Dial of Princes</i>, London, 1568.<br>$3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9: Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9:</b> <i>Oraciones de los SS. Mysterios Gloriosos y Dolorosos</i>, manuscript in Spanish, Brussels, 1676.<br>$3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9:</b><br>Jan Nieuhoff, et al., <i>An Embassy from the East-India Company... to the Grand Tartar Cham, Emperour of China, </i>London, 1671. 4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9:</b> Moses Maimonides, <i>Ha-Higayon... Logica</i>, first edition, Basel, 1527.<br>$800 to $1,200.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9: Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9:</b> Petrus Berchorius, <i>Liber Bibliae moralis</i>, fourth edition of the first volume, Cologne, 1477.<br>$10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9:</b> Niccolò Machiavelli, <i>The Florentine Historie</i>, first edition in English, London, 1595. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 9:</b><br>Sir Philip Sidney, <i>The Countesse of Pembrokes Arcadia</i>, third edition, London, 1598. $3,000 to $5,000.

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