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41 auctions scheduled this week. The busy season is upon us




For this week and next we will be omitting recently archived auctions as we both update our software and take a breather.  During this two week hiatus, we will provide a list of upcoming sales and, as today shows, the flow is significant:  41 sales this week.

Here are the scheduled events:

Mon. Oct. 16th
Adams Amsterdam Auctions. Amsterdam. Fine Art (16th – 20th Century) and Modern and Contemporary Art - Prints. 103 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 73 lots

Tue. Oct. 17th
ALDE. Paris. Precious Ancient Books. 86 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Early Printed, Medical, Scientific and Travel Books. 306 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . History, Geography and Travel Books. 243 lots
Artcurial. Paris. Francis Giacobetti Photographs. 34 lots
Adams Amsterdam Auctions. Amsterdam. Modern & Contemporary Art, part 2 (F t/m Z). 112 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Valuable Books. 328 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Manuscripts, Incunabula and Books. 208 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Online bidstart 10/10. 820 lots

Wed. Oct. 18th
Pierre Berge and Associes. Paris. Ancient and Modern Books. 234 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. The Schofield Collection of Political Memorabilia. 516 lots
Forum Auctions. London. THE MOON: Vintage NASA Photographs 1964-1972 (Online only). 150 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Literature, Children's Books. 327 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . The Romantic Ballet. 82 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Autographs. 469 lots

Thu. Oct. 19th
Swann Galleries. New York. Art and Storytelling: Photographs and Photobooks. 407 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. The Richard Beagle Collection of Angling & Sporting Books, Part II. 426 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Space and Aviation - Internet bidstart 10/12. 534 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Books and Works on Paper. 432 lots
Soler Y Llach. Barcelona. Ancient Books and Manuscripts. 400 lots
Vermot de Pas. Paris. Cinema Posters.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Historical Manuscripts. 532 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. October Auction - Mining: Books and Ephemera. 442 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Collection Private Press Books. 400 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Modern Literature and Art Documentation. 625 lots
Forum Auctions in Italy. Roma. Ancient and Rare Books. 77 lots

Fri. Oct. 20th
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. October Auction - Native American Books - Cowboy Ephemera. 78 lots

Sat. Oct. 21st
Rachel Davis Fine Arts. Cleveland. Fine Art - Prints. 205 lots
OSENAT. FONTAINEBLEAU. Automobilia - Books and Prints.
Waverly Auctions. Falls Church. Specialty Auction: Weird Fiction: the Brammer Family Collection of Books, Comics, Pulp, and Ephemera. 932 lots
Case Antiques, Inc.. Knoxville. Online Auction - Books, Prints. 137 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. October Auction - Books, Paper Ephemera, Postal History. 267 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. The David and Janice Frent Collection of Presidential & Political Americana Americana & Political. 381 lots
Ferraton. Bruxelles. Modern and Contemporary Works of Art - Prints. 378 lots
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books and Ephemera.

Sun. Oct. 22nd
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 10/15.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles Auction - bidstart 9/24. 259 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. October Auction - Americana: Books, Ephemera.
Mossgreen. Armadale, Melbourne VIC. The Martin Copley Collection of Important Natural History and Voyages and Travels. 127 lots


Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>Bonhams: Results from Fine Books and Manuscripts on March 9, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN. Autograph Manuscript sketch-leaf part of the score of the Scottish Songs, "Sunset" Op. 108 no 2. [Vienna, February 1818]. Inscribed by Alexander Wheelock Thayer. SOLD for $131,250
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> Violin belonging to Albert Einstein, presented to him by Oscar H. Steger, 1933. SOLD for $516,500
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> EINSTEIN, ALBERT. Autograph Letter Signed ("Papa") to his son Hans Albert, discussing his involvement with the atomic bomb, September 2, 1945. SOLD for $106,250
    <b>Bonhams: Results from Fine Books and Manuscripts on March 9, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> HAMILTON, ALEXANDER. Autograph Letter Signed, to Baron von Steuben, with extensive notes of Von Steuben's aide Benjamin Walker, June 12, 1780. SOLD for $16,250
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> NEWTON, ISAAC. Autograph Manuscript in Latin, being detailed instructions on making the philosopher's stone. 8 pp. 1790s. SOLD for $275,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> 1869 Inauguration Bible of President Ulysses S. Grant. SOLD for $118,750
  • <b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers:<br>Rare & Collectors’ Sale. May 2, 2018</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> Extremely Fine Copy of Fantasy Classic. Tolkien (J.R.R.) <i>The Hobbit, or There and Back Again,</i> L. (George Allen & Unwin Ltd. Museum Street) 1937. €20,000 to €30,000
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> Incunabula. [Sirectus, Antonius] O’Fihely (Maurice)Abp. <i>Formalitates de Mente Doctoris Subtilis Scoti Nec Non Stephai Burlifer cum novis additionibus…</i> Venice 14th December 1051 (ie. 1501). €3,000 to €4,000
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> Original Book Illustrations by Pamela Leonard. Illustrations: Regan (Peter) Touchstone, 8vo D. (Mount Salas Press) 1989. €3,500 to €4,500
    <b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers:<br>Rare & Collectors’ Sale. May 2, 2018</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> [Petit (Jean), Prevel (Jean) & Gregory (Pope)] [Gregorius]. <i>Compendium Textuale Compillationis decretalium Gregorri noni sine qua…</i>, Paris [Dec. 1524]. €350 to €500
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> Excessively Rare – V. Fine Copy. [Mac Mahon]. <i>Jus Primatiale Armacanum, In Omnes Archiepiscopos, Episcopos, et Universum Clerum</i>… [n.p.] 1728. €750 to €1,000
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> Madden (R.R.). <i>Travels in Turkey, Egypt, Nubia and Palestine in 1824, 1825, 1826 and 1827,</i> 2 vols. 1822. €500 to €700
    <b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers:<br>Rare & Collectors’ Sale. May 2, 2018</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> Early English Herbal. Gerarde (John). The Herball or General History of Plants, thick folio L. (John Norton) 1597. €700 to €1,000
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> The Tehran World War 2 Conference Photograph: [Tehran Conference 1943] An important and iconic Group Photograph showing Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin. €80 to €120
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> Natural History Specimens from Jersey Jersey Islands: Westacton [Mrs Acton] Collection of 53 original dried examples of Seaweed collected in Jersey, c. 1860. €300 to €400
    <b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers:<br>Rare & Collectors’ Sale. May 2, 2018</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> Plyglot Bible: Hutteri (Eliae). <i>Biblia Sacra, Ebraice, Chaldaice, Graece, Latinae, Germanice, Sclavonice.</i> Lg. folio Nurimberg 1599. €250 to €350
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> The American Invasion 1888: “First Ever G.A.A. Hurling Match in America” Medal: G.A.A., The Invaders, 1888. €2,000 to €3,000
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> “Babe” Ruth and the G.A.A. G.A.A. & Baseball: A unique and early Sporting Association. An original Spalding B12 Baseball Bat. €4,000 to €6,000
  • <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>
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> Jacques-Émile Ruhlmann, wallpaper sample book, circa 1919. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> Archive from a late office of the Breuer & Smith architectural team, New York, 1960-70s. $3,500 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> William Morris, <i>The Story of the Glittering Plain or the Land of Living Men,</i> illustrated by Walter Crane, Kelmscott Press, Hammersmith, 1894. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> Gustave Doré, <i>La Sainte Bible selon la Vulgate,</i> Tours, 1866. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> Gustav Klimt & Max Eisler, <i>Eine Nachlese,</i> complete set, Vienna, 1931. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b><br>Eric Allatini & Gerda Wegener, <i>Sur Talons Rouges,</i> with original watercolor by Wegener, Paris, 1929. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b><br>C.P. Cavafy, <i>Fourteen Poems,</i> illustrated & signed by David Hockney, London, 1966. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> Jean Midolle, <i>Spécimen des Écritures Modernes...</i>, Strasbourg, 1834-35. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b><br>E.A. Seguy, <i>Floréal: Dessins & Coloris Nouveaux,</i> Paris, 1925. $3,000 to $4,000.