• <b>Christie’s Paris, 20 Feb:</b> BELON. <i>L’Histoire de la nature des oyseaux.</i> Paris : Corrozet, 1555. $17,000 to $23,000
    <b>Christie’s Paris, 20 Feb:</b> MIOMANDRE – BARBIER. <i>Dessins sur les danses de Vaslav Nijinsky.</i> Paris. 1913. $23,000 to $34,000
    <b>Christie’s Paris, 20 Feb:</b> HOKUSAI. <i>Fugaku Hyakkei, Edo : Nishimura Yûzô.</i> 1834-1875. $58,000 to $80,000
    <b>Christie’s Paris, 20 Feb:</b> EDWARDS. <i> <br>A Natural History of Uncommon Birds…</i> London : Printed for the Author. 1743-1764. $35,000 to $46,000
    <b>Christie’s Paris, 20 Feb:</b> VESALIUS. <i><br> De Humane Corporis Fabrica libri septem...</i> Basle : J. Oporinus. 1555. $58,000 to $80,000
  • <b>Morton Subastas on Bidsquare:</b><br>Die Französische Expedition gegen Mexico /Beilagen zum Beiheft des Militair - Wochenblattes
    <b>Morton Subastas on Bidsquare:</b><br>The Architecture Of M. Vitruvius Pollio. London, 1791.
    <b>Morton Subastas on Bidsquare:</b> Estatuto Provisional del Imperio Mexicano. México: Imprenta de Andrade y Escalante, 1865.
    <b>Morton Subastas on Bidsquare:</b> Historia de Méjico... México, 1849 - 1852.
    <b>Morton Subastas on Bidsquare:</b> Juárez, Benito - Ogazón, Pedro. Legajos de Bandos del Estado de Guadalajara, 1860-1863.
    <b>Morton Subastas on Bidsquare:</b> Sigüenza y Góngora, Carlos. Mapa de las Aguas que por el Círculo de 90 Leguas Vienen a la Laguna de Tescuco... Méx, 1748.
    <b>Morton Subastas on Bidsquare:</b> Cruces y Campa / Aubert / Valleto. Pareja Imperial, Fusilamiento de Maximiliano, Tipos Mexicanos... ca,1875.
  • <b>Bonhams, Mar 12:</b> Walt Whitman. <i>Leaves of Grass.</i> First edition, first issue, SIGNED in block letters by Whitman. 1855. $200,000 to $300,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 12:</b> Isaac Newton's copy of John Greave's <i>Pyramidographia,</i> London, 1646. $50,000 to $70,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 12:</b> Colonel John Mosby. Robert E. Lee's autograph letter to Samuel Cooper reporting on Mosby's exploits, with Cooper's autograph note ordering his appointment to Major.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 12:</b> Gyula Halasz Brassai. Large archive of autograph and typed letters, over 260, to his family including his wife Gilberte, 1947-1978. $40,000 to $60,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 12:</b> Archive of drawings and letters from Harper Lee to Charles Carruth, including an inscribed first edition of <i>To Kill a Mockingbird.</i> $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 11:</b> VESALIUS, ANDREAS. 1514-1564. <i>De humani corporis fabrica libri septem.</i> Basel: Johannes Oporinus, June 1543. $300,000 to $500,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 11:</b> HARVEY, WILLIAM. 1578-1657. <i>De motu cordis & sanguinis in animalibus Anatomica Exercitatio.</i> Leiden: Joannis Maire, 1639. $25,000 to $35,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 11:</b> BERENGARIO DA CARPI, GIACOMO. 1460-1530. <i>Isagogae breves perlucide ac uberrimae in Anatomiam humani corporis.</i> Bologna: Benedictus Hectoris, 15 July 1523. $15,000 to $25,000
    <b>Bonhams NY, Mar 11:</b> FRANKLIN, BENJAMIN. 1706-1790. <i>Experiments and Observations on Electricity, made at Philadelphia in America…</i> London, 1769. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Bonhams NY, Mar 11:</b> BENIVIENI, ANTONIO. 1443-1502. <i>De abditis nonnullis ac mirandis morborum et sanationum causis.</i>Florence: Filippo Giunta, 1507. $8,000 to $12,000
  • <b>Chiswick Auctions: Autographs & Memorabilia. February 28, 2019</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Feb 28:</b> Autograph album featuring signatures by prominent actors, politicians, musicians and authors, including Rudolph Valentino. £1,000 to £1,500
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Feb 28:</b> An extremely rare working radio script for Crazy People No 29, the first series of <i>The Goon Show.</i> £600 to £800
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Feb 28:</b> Manuscript prayer book, in German. 8vo, 1755 £800 to £1,200
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Feb 28:</b> Italian Manuscript on Geometry, with diagrams, 18th century. £500 to £700
    <b>Chiswick Auctions: Ornithology, Zoology & Voyages. February 27, 2019</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Feb 27:</b> Thorburn (Archibald). Sparrowhawk, original watercolour & gouache, signed & dated lower right, 1917. £1,500 to £2,000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Feb 27:</b> Burton (Sir Richard Francis). <i>Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to El-Medinah and Meccah.</i> 3 vol., FIRST EDITION, 1855-56. £1,000 to £1,500
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Feb 27:</b> [Mount (Richard) & Page (Thomas)]. <i>The English Pilot. Describing the Sea-Coasts…</i> 31 engraved maps, W. & J. Mount, T. Page, 1756 £4000 to £6000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions: Ornithology, Zoology & Voyages. February 27, 2019</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Feb 27:</b> D’apres De Mannevillette (Jean-Baptiste Nicolas Denis). <i>Le Neptune Oriental.</i> Paris & Brest, [1775 – 1781]. £10,000 to £15,000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Feb 27:</b> Loring (Josiah). Terrestrial Globe Containing all the Late Discoveries and Geographical Improvements. Boston, Gilman Joslin, 1846, £800 to £1,200
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Feb 27:</b> Shelley (G. E., Capt.). <i>A Monograph of the Nectariniidae, or Family of Sun-birds,</i> FIRST EDITION, by the Author, 1876-80. £4,000 to £6,000

Rare Book Monthly

Articles - April - 2013 Issue

Auctions in April


About a hundred sales in April

This April, as of March 28th, 99 sales with more than 25,000 lots are scheduled.  Dates occasionally change, others are added and a few delayed but the events as shown here are substantially what to expect.  The auction calendar, once the month is underway is always being updated.  This is the link to the most up-to-date schedule.

Wed. April 3rd     Aguttes.  Prints and Photographs [20651].  9 lots

                                    Neret – Minet  & Tessier.  Books and Autographs [15831].  233 lots

                                    Old World Auctions.  The Grace Collection of Important Antique Maps and Prints [144].

Thurs. April 4th          Bloomsbury Auctions.  Books, Manuscripts, Prints, Drawings and other Artworks [35999].

                                    Christies.  Photographs and Modernist Masterworks [2767].

                                    Dorothy Sloan Rare Books.  Americana:  Texas, the West, Mexico & the Borderlands [23].  614 lots

                                    Freeman’s [Samuel T. Freeman & Co.].  Books, Manuscripts and Maps [1454].
Heritage Auctions [Ha.com].  Rare Books online bidding ending today [201314]

Fri. April 5th                Alde.  Important Music Sale [20984]

                                    Christies.  Photographs and Modernist Masterworks [2691]..

                                    Dorothy Sloan Rare Books.  Americana:  Texas, the West, Mexico & the Borderlands [23].  614 lots

                                    Eldred’s.  Prints [763].

                                    Freeman’s [Samuel T. Freeman & Co.].  Posters and Other Graphics [1455].

                                    Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers.  Prints [1104].

                                    Piasa.  Ancient and Modern Prints [20618].

                                    Sothebys.  The Modern Image:  Photographs from an Important American Collection [N09027].

Sat.  April 6th              Eldred’s.  Prints [763].

                                    Sothebys.  Photographs [N08979].
Stair Auctioneers & Appraisers.  Books and Prints [40613]

Sun. April 7th              National Book Auctions.  Books, Prints, Ephemera [40713].

Mon. April 8th             Artcurial Briest-Le Fur-Poulain-F. Tajan.  Weapons and Historical Memories [20892].

                                    Doyle New York.  Photographs [40813].

                                    Sothebys.  Collection de Nicholas Landau et Jacqueline Goldman [PF1336].

Tues. April 9th            Christies.  Books and Manuscripts [2706].

                                    Piasa.  Ancient and Modern Books [20921].

                                      Sothebys.  Collection de Nicholas Landau et Jacqueline Goldman [PF1336].

Wed. April 10th          Bonhams.  Roy David’s Collection:  Part III:  Poetry [20922]

                                    Christies.  Books and Manuscripts [2706].

                                    Christies.  Prints [8623].

                                    Christies.  Books and Manuscripts [2806].

                                    Dominic Winter Book Auctions.  Printed Books and Maps [41013].

                                    Heritage Auctions [Ha.com].  Rare Books [6094].  630 items.

                                    Leslie Hindman Auctioneers.  Fine Books and Manuscripts [239].

Thurs. April 11th        Bloomsbury Auctions.  Horology and Science Books [36036].

                                    Dominic Winter Book Auctions.  Private Collection of Mountaineering Books [41113].

                                    Heritage Auctions [HA.com].  Historical Manuscripts [6093].

                                    Heritage Auctions [Ha.com].  Illustration Art [5126].
Heritage Auctions [Ha.com].  Historical Manuscripts [6093].

                                    PBA Galleries.  South Sale:  The Library of Dr. Richard Topel, Part I [504].

                                    Swann Galleries, Inc.  Fine Books, Including Incunabula [2309].


Fri. April 12th             Dominic Winter Book Auctions.  Private Collection of Mountaineering Books [41113].

                                    Heritage Auctions [Ha.com].  Illustration Art [5126].

Sat. April 13th             Alde.  Beautiful and Modern Bindings [20985].

Sun. April 14th           Bonhams.  Books, Prints [20943].

Mon. April 15th          Alde.  Letters and Manuscripts [20986].

                                    Bruun Rasmussen.  Books [1316].

Tues. April 16th          Bonhams.  Grosvenor School and Avant-Garde Print-making [20736].

                                    H. A. Stargardt Autographenhandlung.  Autographs [41613].

                                    Rupert Toovey and Co.  Ephemera [1119].

                                    Swann Galleries, Inc.  Printed & Manuscript Americana [2310].

Wed. April 17th          De Baecque & Associes.  Photographs [20967].

                                    Galerie Bassenge.  Books [101a].

                                    J. A. Stargardt Autographenhandlung.  Autographs [41613].                     Kapandji Morhange.  Engravings [15601].

                                    RR Auction.  Autographs [406].

                                    Rupert Toovey and Co.  Prints [1118].

                                    Sothebys.  Charity sale – Prints [PF1335].

Thurs. April 18th        Ader.  Books of Photographs [20830].

                                    Bloomsbury Auctions.  Bibliophile Books [36041].

                                    Bruun Rasmussen.  Books, Prints [1316].

                                    De Baecque & Associes.  Ancient and Modern Books [20968].

                                    Galerie Bassenge.  Books [101a].

                                    Heritage Auctions [HA.com].  Space Exploration [6095].
Heritage Auctions [HA.com].  Rare Books internet bidding ending today [201316].

                                    Swann Galleries, Inc.  Printed and Manuscript Americana [2310].

Fri. April 19th             De Baecque & Associes.  Photography [20967].

                                    Galerie Bassenge.  Books [101a].

                                    Heritage Auctions [HA.com].  America and Political Memorabilia [6096].

                                    Ketterer Kunst / F. Doerling.  Modern Prints [403].

                                    Kiefer – Buch- und Kunstauktionen.  Books, Prints [84].

Sat. April 20th             Artcurial Briest-Le Fur-Poulain-F. Tajan.  Library of an Amateur [20882].

                                    Galerie Bessange.  Books [101a].

                                    Ketterer Kunst / F. Doerling.  Post-War / Contemporary Prints [404].

                                    Kiefer – Buch-und Kunstauktionen.  Books, Prints [84].

Mon. April 22nd          Sothebys.  Books and Manuscripts [PF1303].

Tues.  April 23rd         Doyle New York.   Rare Books and Autographs [254].

                                    Sothebys.  Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History [L13401].

Wed. April 24th          Christies.  Travel, Science and  Natural History [8668].

                                    Dorotheum.  Prints before 1900 [41413].

                                    Kapandji Morhange.  Ancient Books and Autographs [1560]

                                    Lyon and Turnbull Ltd.  Rare Books, Maps and Manuscripts [378].

Thurs. April 25th        AntiquarianAuctions.com.  Rare Books online sale ending today

                                    Bloomsbury Auctions.  20th Century Prints [42513].

                                    Christies.  Collection Denise Levy [3573].
Heritage Auctions [Ha.com].  Internet bidding ending today.

                                    PBA Galleries.  Travel & Exploration, Cartography & Americana from the Library of Glen McLaughlin [with additions] [505].

                                    RR Auctions.  Autographs [407].

Fri. April 26th             Dorotheum.  Art Photography [42613].

Sat. April 27th             Knotty Pine Auction Service.  Books [42713].

                                    Morton Casa de Subastas.  Books [669].

Mon. April 29th          Christies.  Books and Manuscripts [3548].

                                    Doyle New York.  Old Master, Modern and Contemporary Prints [261].

                                    Minerva Auctions Roma.  Photography [ROMA-88].  

                                    Sothebys.  A Treasured Legacy:  The Michael and Judy Steinhardt Judaica [N08961].

                                    Sothebys.  Bibliotheque des ducs de Luynes, Chateau de Dampierre – First Part [PF-1323].

Tues.  April 30th         Bonhams.  Books [20688].

                                    Bonhams.  Prints [20911].

                                    Christies.  Prints and Multiples [2697].

                                    Sothebys.  Bibliotheque des ducs de Luynes, Chateau de Dampierre – First Part [PF-1323]

                                    Sothebys.  Collections [L13311].

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Rare Book Monthly

  • <b>Bonhams: Treasures from the Eric C. Caren Collection: How History Unfolds on Paper, Part VII (Online). March 6-14, 2019</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> Albert Einstein A remarkable letter on God in English, one of his most eloquent and quoted, 1 p, July 2, 1945. $100,000 to $150,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> Benjamin Lincoln's commission as Major General in the Continental Army, February 19th, 1777. $60,000 to $90,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> Broadside. A Poem Upon the Bloody Engagement That Was Fought on Bunker's-Hill. 1775. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> Early, full printing of the Star-Spangled Banner in The Yankee, October 7, 1814. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> Paul Revere. Engraving, “The Boston Massacre Perpetrated on March 5, 1770," in <i>Massachusett's Calendar 1772.</i> $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Bonhams: Treasures from the Eric C. Caren Collection: How History Unfolds on Paper, Part VII (Online). March 6-14, 2019</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> Earliest known newspaper coverage of Babe Ruth, "a St Mary's schoolboy," Baltimore, April 4, 1914. $6,000 to $9,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> Franklin, Benjamin. <i>The Independent Whig.</i> First Magazine Published in America, Philadelphia: Keimer, 1723-4. $15,000 to $20,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> Smith, Joseph. <i>The Book of Mormon.</i> Palmyra: Printed by E.B. Grandin for the Author, 1830. First printing. $40,000 to $60,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> Last Words of Joseph Smith. Autograph Letter Signed from a Mormon disciple, conveying a contemporary account of the Prophet's final words, Nauvoo, July 27, 1844. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> John Brown's Body. Autograph Letter Signed from the daughter of John Brown attempting to arrange the return of her father's body, North Elba, Essex Co, NY, November 29, 1859. $4,000 to $6,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> Powell Expedition. Autograph diary of Rhodes C. Allen kept during the Powell Expedition of 1868, June 29, 1868 - November 16, 1868. $20,000 to $40,000
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Feb 21:</b> NASA archive with 351 photographs, silver & chromogenic prints, 1960-2002. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Feb 21:</b> Edward S. Curtis, suite of 18 cyanotypes, 1910-14. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Feb 21:</b> Edward S. Curtis, <i>Horse Capture, Atsina,</i> unique copper plate for <i>The North American Indian,</i> 1908. $60,000 to $90,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Feb 21:</b> John Whipple, <i>Harriet Beecher Stowe,</i> salted print from a calotype negative, 1853. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Feb 21:</b> Lewis Carroll, <i>Xie Kitchen,</i> albumen print, circa 1872. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Feb 21:</b> Ansel Adams, <i>Taos Pueblo,</i> limited, signed first edition of the artist's first book, 12 silver bromide prints, 1930. $30,000 to $45,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Feb 21:</b><br>JFK in his motorcade about 2 mins before his assassination, chromogenic print, 1963. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Feb 21:</b> Anton Guilio Bragaglia, 6 photomechanical postcards with facsimile signatures, 1911-13, printed 1932. $30,000 to $45,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Feb 21:</b> Société Anonyme, Inc, group of 9 postcards, including 8 real photo postcards, 1920-30. $25,000 to $35,000.

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