On May 18th and 19th, Ketterer-Kunst will conduct an appealing sale of books in all categories but most with an emphasis on illustrations. Their illustrated online catalogue was recently posted and is available for inspection and a link to it provided at the conclusion of this article. This sale, number 421, is comprised of about 1,050 lots.
The categories of material are:
Evening auction on May 18th – Special Selection of 15th to 16th Century material
Geography – Travel
Old Maps and City Views
Old Literature and Illustrated Books
Humanities and Society Sciences
Old Prints – Incunable
Bibles – Manuscripts
Old Natural Sciences – Technics
Botany – Herbal books
Autographs – Family Register
Bibliology – Art, Literature and Architecture
Modern Literature and Illustrated Books – Press Ed. Gallery Works
Hermann Hesse – Schadow’s Collection
Northern German Art
The online presentation is particularly effective, the + option increases the image size. In the enlarged versions, when you scroll down, descriptions in German and often English are provided. Estimates are quoted in both euros and US dollars.
Then mark your calendars. The dates are the 18th and 19th.