Rare Book Monthly

Articles - February - 2012 Issue

Peter Howard - first auction of his stock

Vanity fair

Vanity Fair in Parts

At this time five other auctions are contemplated:

Books, Furniture        Period Art & Design                          May 2012

Modern Art                Made in California                            May 2012

Photography              Fine Photography                             May 2012

Fine Books                  Fine Books & Manuscripts                June 2012

Screenplays               Entertainment Memorabilia            June 2012

For the sale on the 12th the material betrays a fiction dealer’s preference for the imagined and imaginary while including sufficient evidence of the real world to keep all parties, whatever their preferences, focused.  Here are the primary categories in this, the first, sale.

General Antiquarian Books              Lots 1001-1023

Fine Press, Art & Photography        Lots 1024-1049

Modern Literature & Poetry Lots 1050-1159

John Steinbeck                              Lots 1160-1238

Americana                                      Lots 1239-1256

Baseball                                              Lots 1257-1271

Antiquarian books both the early and the infrequently seen.  Several examples are Vanity Fair in its original parts and Strabo’s Rerum geographicarum [1571 and 1557].  Lots 1001-1023

Fine Press, Art & Photography.  Twenty-six lots of illustrations and photography that will do well. Lots 1024-1049

Rare Book Monthly

  • <center><b>Swann Auction Galleries<br>A Record Breaking Season</b>
    <b>Swann:</b> <i>The Book of Mormon,</b> first edition, Palmyra, NY, 1830. Sold Sept. 30 — $112,500.
    <b>Swann:</b> Vincent Van Gogh, <i>Homme à la Pipe: Portrait du Docteur Gachet, Evening,</i> etching, 1890. Sold Nov. 2 — $161,000.
    <b>Swann:</b> Edward Ruscha, <i>Stains,</i> title page, one of 70, signed, 1969. Sold Nov. 9 — $112,500.
    <b>Swann:</b> John James Audubon, <i>Carolina Parrot, Plate 26,</i> hand colored aquatint, 1828. Sold Dec.9 — $137,000.
    <b>Swann:</b> Edmund Dulac, <i>The Snow Queen,</i> watercolor, gouache, pen & ink, 1910. Sold Dec. 16 — $125,000.
  • <b>Il Ponte Casa d’Aste, Jan. 25:</b> DANTE ALIGHIERI (1265-1321). <i>Commedia.</i> Venezia: Vindelino da Spira, 1477. Estimate: € 40.000 - 60.000.
    <b>Il Ponte Casa d’Aste, Jan. 25:</b> DALI, Salvador (1908-1989) - William SHAKESPEARE (1564-1616). <i>Romeo e Giulietta.</i> Milan: Rizzoli, 1975. Estimate: € 25.000 - 35.000.
    <b>Il Ponte Casa d’Aste, Jan. 25:</b> MALVASIA, Cornelio; MONTANARI, Geminiano. <i>Ephemerides novissimae motuum coelestium.</i> Modena: Cassiani, 1662. Estimate: € 8.000 - 12.000.
    <b>Il Ponte Casa d’Aste, Jan. 25:</b> JANSSONIUS, Johannes. <i>Atlantis majoris quinta pars, Orbem maritimum [Novus Atlas, volume V: carte marittime].</i> Amsterdam: Janssonius, 1650. Estimate: € 12.000 - 18.000.

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