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Articles - January - 2013 Issue

Auctions in January

We start 2013 with a Jack Benny – 39 sales on the schedule.  For January 2012 we covered 36.  We expect to add others as the month progresses.

Tuesday Jan. 1st Bruun Rasmussen.  Modern Prints [1301].  57 lots

Thursday Jan. 3rd      Heritage Auctions.  Rare Books internet bidding ends today [201301].  249 lots

Sunday Jan. 6th          National Book Auctions.  Books, Ephemera [10613].

Monday Jan. 7th         Bruun Rasmussen.  Old Prints [1302a].  4 lots

Tuesday Jan. 8th        Bruun Rasmussen.  Old Prints [1302b].   52 lots

Thursday Jan. 10th    PBA Galleries.  Architecture [497].  183 lots

                                    Heritage Auctions.   Rare Books internet bidding ends today [201302].

Saturday Jan. 12th   Hauff and Auvermann.  Rare Books, Photography, and Art [69].    637 lots

                                    Clars Auction Gallery.  Fine Art Prints, Photographs and Works on Paper [11213].

Sunday Jan. 13th  Bonhams.  Books and Prints [20892].  80 lots

                                    Clars Auction Gallery.  Fine Art Prints, Photographs and Works on Paper [11213].

Wed. Jan. 16th  Lyon and Turnbull.  Rare Books, Maps, Manuscripts and Photographs [373].  565 lots

Thurs. Jan. 17th   Bloomsbury Auctions.  Bibliophile Books [11713].

                                    Heritage Auctions.  Rare Books internet bidding ends today [201303]. 

 

Friday Jan. 18th          Guernsey’s.  Hans Sachs Poster Collection – Day 1 [35780]

                                    Jeschke – van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH.  Rare Books [85]

Saturday Jan. 19th     Guernsey’s.  Hans Sachs Poster Collection – Day 2 [35806]

Sunday Jan. 20th        Bonhams.  Prints [20893]

                                    Guernsey’s.  Prints [35808]

                                    JMW Auction Gallery.  Books and Ephemera [1606708].

                                    Bonhams.  Xi’an Incident, The Papers of Hylan “Budd” Lyon [21070]

Wed. Jan. 23rd  Rupert Toovey and Co.  Prints [1098].

                                    ERA Encheres.  Beautiful Books and Bindings [20683]

Thurs. Jan. 24th          Bloomsbury Auctions.  Antiquarian Books [12413]

                                    Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers.  Books, Day 1 [1071]

                                    PBA Galleries. Americana – Asian-American History – Travel – Maps and Views [498].

                                    Swann Galleries.   20th Century Illustration Original Art / Books, Featuring Maurice Sendak [2300]

                                    Heritage Auctions.  Rare Books.  Internet bidding ends today [201304]

 

Friday Jan. 25th    Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers.  Books, Day 2 [1072]

                                    Sothebys.  Prints [N08950]

Saturday Jan. 26th    Robert C. Eldred, Inc.  Prints [778].

                                    Morton Casa de Subastas.  Maps [660].

                                    Sotheby’s.  Prints [N08950]

Tuesday Jan 29th    Christie’s.  Old Master Prints [2778].

                                    Sotheby’s.  Property of the Estate of Giancarlo Baroni [N08857]

Wed. Jan. 30th           Dominic Winter Book Auctions.  Printed Books, Maps and Ephemera [13013]

                                    Gray’s Auctioneers.  Prints [64].

                                    Sotheby’s.  Property of the Estate of Giancarlo Baroni [N08857]

Thursday Jan. 31st   Bloomsbury Auctions. Maps and Atlases [13113].

                                    AntiquarianAuctions.com  Rare Books internet bidding ends today [201305]

                                    Heritage Auctions.  Rare Books internet bidding ends today [201305]

Rare Book Monthly

  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Jean de Mandeville, <i>Reysen und Wanderschafften durch das Gelobte Land,</i> Strassburg, 1488. Sold for $106,250.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> José González Cabrera Bueno, <i>Navegación Especulativa, y Práctica,</i> Manila, 1734. Sold for $55,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Francis W. Winton, manuscript on pow-wows with indigenous Canadians, 1881. Sold for $65,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Louise Bourgeois, <i>He Disappeared Into Complete Silence,</i> portfolio with complete text & 9 engravings, 1947. Sold for $413,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Erich Maria Remarque, <i>All Quiet on the Western Front,</i> first American edition, Boston, 1929. Sold for $9,375.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Sir William Russell Flint, gouache & watercolor illustration for Homer's <i>Odyssey,</i> 1924. Sold for $22,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Kurt Vonnegut, archive of 12 letters, signed to his family, 6 illustrated, 1930s-40s. Sold for $12,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Oscar Wilde, <i>Lady Windermere's Fan,</i> first edition, presentation copy, signed & inscribed, London, 1893. Sold for $27,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Emil Cardinaux, <i>St. Moritz,</i> 1918. Sold for $17,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> R.J. Waters, 3 panoramas of the San Francisco earthquake & fire, 1906. Sold for $21,250.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Album with 200 cartes-de-visite, including images by Felice Beato, John Thompson & F.W. Sutton, Japan & China, 1863-69. Sold for $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Thomas Paine, <i>The American Crisis,</i> Fishkill, NY, December 1776. Sold for $40,000.
  • <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>Bonhams New York: Fine Books and Manuscripts Including the World of Hilary Knight. December 5, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> KNIGHT, HILARY. The Original Portrait of Eloise that Hung at the Plaza Hotel. $100,000 to 150,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> WARHOL, ANDY. "Iced Lemon Delight," an Original Watercolor Presented to Hilary Knight's cat, Phoebe $8,000 to 12,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> SENDAK, MAURICE. <i>Where the Wild Things Are.</i> PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED with drawing to Hilary Knight in the month following publication. $10,000 to 15,000
    <b>Bonhams New York: Fine Books and Manuscripts Including the World of Hilary Knight. December 5, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> NOLAND, KENNETH. Original circle painting, untitled, acrylic and ink on cloth, for cover of monograph $8,000 to 12,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> TOULOUSE-LAUTREC. <i>Histoires Naturelles,</i> 1899. With 22 original lithographs. $10,000 to 15,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>A Collection of Poems,</i> [1711]. The first authoritative and complete collected Sonnets.$15,000 to 20,000
    <b>Bonhams New York: Fine Books and Manuscripts Including the World of Hilary Knight. December 5, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> LONDON, JACK. <i>The Call of the Wild.</i> 1903. First edition, first state jacket. $2,000 to 3,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> FROST, ROBERT. Autograph Manuscript of "Build Soil," 12 pp, 1932-1936. $15,000 to 20,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> GOULD, GLENN. Glenn Gould's extensively annotated copy of Bach's Goldberg Variations $100,000 to 150,000
    <b>Bonhams New York: Fine Books and Manuscripts Including the World of Hilary Knight. December 5, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> PLATH, SYLVIA. EARLY Autograph Letter Signed, about her beginnings as a writer, Northampton, MA, 1951. $7,000 to 10,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> HOUDINI, HARRY. A collection of 11 cast iron shackle and lock items from Houdini's personal collection. $20,000 to 30,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> M4 ENGIMA MACHINE, with very rare RARE HYDRA KEY ENVELOPE. $400,000 to 600,000

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