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Articles - May - 2013 Issue

Auctions in May

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Books on May 6th-8th at Zisska & Schauer

This May, as of April 28th, 106 sales with an estimated 20,000+ lots 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.  At the end of this list is a link to the most up-to-date schedule.

Wed. May 1st          Bonhams.  Prints [20911].  321 lots

                                    Christies.  Prints and Multiples [2697].  403 lots

                                    Swann Galleries.  Old Master through Modern Prints [2312]

Thurs.  May 2nd          Bonhams.  Books, Prints [20647].  19 lots

                                    Eldred’s.  Asian Art – Prints [759].  28 lots

                                    Heritage Auctions [HA.com].  Rare Books internet bidding ending today [201318].  284 lots

                                    Kestenbaum and Company.  Fine Judaica, Hebrew Books, Manuscripts and Autograph
   Letters [58].  393 lots

                                    Sothebys.  Prints [N08986].  372 lots

Fri.  May 3rd                Sothebys.  Prints [N08986].  372 lots

                                    Keys Fine Arts [1119].  167 lots

Sat. May 4th                Neal Auction Company.  Prints [50413].  78 lots

Sun.  May 5th              Neal Auction Company.  Prints [50413].  78 lots
Freeman’s [Samuel T. Freeman & Co.]  Prints [1458].
Bruun Rasmussen.  Old and Modern Prints [1319].

Mon. May 6th              Zisska & Schauer.  Books [61].

Bruun Rasmussen.  Old and Modern Prints [1319].

Tues. May 7th             Bonhams.  Photographs [20912].

                                    Burgerdijk & Niermans.  Books and Mapd [337].  1329 lots

                                    Zizzka & Schauer.  Books [61].

Wed.  May 8th          Bonhams.  Roy Davids:  Part III:  Poetry [L-Z] [20923].

                                    Burgerdijk & Niermans.  Books and Mapd [337].  1329 lots

                                    Zizzka & Schauer.  Books [61].

Thurs. May 9th           Bloomsbury Auctions.  The Botanical Library of a Continental Gentleman [36052].  288 lots

                                    Heritage Auctions [HA.com].  Rare Books on line bidding ends today [201319].

                                    PBA Galleries.  Fine Books in all Fields [506].

Sat. May 11th              Guernsey’s.  John James Audubon Handsome Works of Nature [51113].  230 lots

Sun. May 12th            Bonhams.  Books and Prints [20965].

                                    National Book Auctions.  Books [51213].

Mon. May 13th           Bonhams.  Books and Prints [29065]

                                    Swann Galleries, Inc.  Modernist Posters [2314].

Tues. May 14th           Ader.  Ancient and Modern Medicinal Books [20831].

                                    Ketterer Kunst / F. Doerling.  Old Masters and 19th Century Prints [402].

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

                                    Rupert Toovey and Co.  Antiquarian and Collector’s Books [1127].

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

Wed.  May 15th         Ader.  Ancient and Modern Medical Books – Collection of M. C. [20831]

                                    Autographes Encheres.  Autographs, Manuscripts, Historical Memories, Vintage Posters – auction ends today [21710].  148 lots

                                    Christies.  Photographs [1120].  108 lots

                                    Dominic Winter Book Auctions.  Printed Books, Maps and Documents [51513].

                                   ERA Encheres.  Collection of 60 Atlases, Esotericism, Manuscripts, Curiosa, Old Books, Varied [21730].

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

                                    RR Auction.  Autographs [408].

                                    Rupert Toovey and Co.  Prints [1126].

                                    Tajan.  Russian Art – Ancient and Modern Books [21713].

                                    Coutau-Begarie.  Books on Textiles [51513].

Thurs. May 16th         Bloomsbury Auctions.  Bibliophile [36042].

                                    Dominic Winter Book Auctions.  Historical, Aviation, Maritime and Transport Memorabilia [51613].

                                    Heritage Auctions [HA.com].  Comics and Comic Art [7076].

                                    Heritage Auctions [HA.com].  Rare Books – internet bidding ending today [201320].

                                    Piasa.  Ancient and Modern Books [206626].

                                    Swann Galleries, Inc.  Contemporary Art [2315].

Fri. May 17th              Bloomsbury Auctions.  Photographs and Photobooks [36043].

                                    Coutau-Begarie.  Ancient and Modern Books [51713].

                                    Heritage Auctions [HA.com].  Comics and Comic Art [7076].

                                    Jeschke – van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH.  Precious and Rare Books & Decorative Prints [90].

                                    Rossini.  A Century of Posters [21725].

                                    Gonnelli Casa d’Aste.  Prints, Drawings, Maps and Views [12].

Sat. May 18th              Artcurial Briest-Le Fur-Poulain-F. Tajan.  Comic Strips [21446].

                                    Clars Auction Gallery.  Prints, Photographs [51813].

                                    Gonnelli Casa d’Aste.  Prints, Drawings, Maps and Views [12].

                                    Cottone.  Books, Ephemera, Prints [51813].

                                    Castner’s Auciton and Appraisal Service.  Photographs and Postcard Collection [51813].

                                    Eldred’s.  Prints, Books [784].

                                    Heritage Auctions [HA.com].  Comics and Comic Art [7076].

Sun. May 19th        Bonhams.  Books, Prints [20966].

                                    Clars Auction Gallery.  Prints, Photographs [51813].

Wed. May 22nd        Ader.  Ancient Books – Szapiro Collection [20842].

                                    Bonhams.  The Sporting Sale [20648].

Thurs. May 23rd         Aguttes.  Books and Old Papers [20655].

                                    Bloomsbury Auctions.  Chinese Propaganda Posters [36054].  532 lots

                                    Hauff and Auvermann.  Part I.  Rare Books, Autographs and Engravings [70a].  693 lots

                                    Heritage Auctions [HA.com].  Rare Books – internet bidding ending today [201321].

                                    RR Auction.  Autographs [409].

                                    Swann Galleries, Inc.  Autographs [2316].

Fri. May 24th              Ader.  Ancient and Modern Prints [20841].                     

                                    Hauff and Avermann.  Part II:  Rare Books, Autographs and Engravings [70b].  1119 lots

                                    Piasa.  Ancient,  Modern and VContemporary Photos [20627].

Sat. May 25th              ERA Encheres.  Rare Prints of the XVI to the XIX, Very Fine Ancient Books about Lyon [21376].

                                    Hauff and Auvermann.  Part III:  Modern Literature, Posters and Photography [70c]

                                    Hauff and Auvermann.  Part IV:  Modern and Contemporary Art [70d].

                                    Morton Casa de Subastas.  Books, Documents and Engravings [52513].

                                    Northeast Auctions.  Historical Americana [52513].

Sun. May 26th          Northeast Auctions.  Historical Americana [52513].

Mon. May 27th           Dorotheum.  Modern and Contemporary Prints [52713].

                                    Ketterer Kunst / F. Doerling.  Books [405].

Tues.  May 28th          Artcurial Briest-Le Fur-Poulain-F. Tajan.  Books and Manuscripts [20890].

                                    Bubb Kuyper.  Books, Manuscripts, Graphic Art [58].

                                    Jeschke – van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH.  Prints [91].

                                    Ketterer Kunst / F. Doerling.  Books [405].

                                    Minerva Auctions Roma.  Paintings and Drawings of the XIX Century Art Books [ROMA-91].

Wed. May 29th           Alde.  Letters and Manuscripts [20986].

                                    Bubb Kuyper.  Books, Manuscripts, Graphic Art [58].

                                    Dorotheum.  Autographs [52913].

                                    Sothebys.  Photographs [PF1310].

                                    Sothebys.  Books and Manuscripts [PF1303].

Thurs. May 30th         Bloomsbury Auctions.  Important Book and Manuscripts [36056].

                                    Bubb Kuyper.  Books, Manuscripts, Graphic Art [58].

                                    Galerie Bassenge.  Prints [101h].

                                    Heritage Auctions [HA.com].  Rare Books – internet bidding ending today [2013222].

                                    Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers.  Books [53013].

                                    PBA Galleries.  South Sea:  The Library of Dr. Richard Topel, Part II [507].

                                    Profiles in History.  The Property of a Distinguished American Private Collector, Part II [53013].

Fri. May 31st               Alde.  First Editions of the XIX and XX – Collection Tschann [21423]

                                    Bubb Kuyper.  Books, Manuscripts, Graphic Art [58].

                                    Galerie Bassenge.  Prints [101b].

                                    Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers.  Books [53013]

Link to current auction list and auction search.

Rare Book Monthly

  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Francis Scott Key, <i>Star Spangled Banner,</i> first printing, c. 1814-16. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> William Sydney Porter, a.k.a. “O. Henry,” archive of drawings made to illustrate a lost mining memoir, c. 1883-84. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> [Bay Psalm Book], printed for Hezekiah Usher of Boston, Cambridge, c. 1648-65. $50,000 to $75,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Book of Mormon, first edition, Palmyra, 1830. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> <i>Noticia estraordinario,</i> probable first announcement in Mexico City of the fall of the Alamo, 1836. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Patrick Gass, first edition of earliest first-hand account of the Lewis and Clarke expedition, Pittsburgh, 1807. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Diploma from the Princeton Class of 1783, commencement attended by Washington & Continental Congress. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> <i>Sprague Light Cavalry!</i> color-printed broadside, NY, 1863. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> <i>The Lincoln & Johnson Union Campaign Songster,</i> Philadelphia, 1864. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Lucy Parsons, labor organizer, albumen cabinet card, New York, 1886. $800 to $1,200.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Daniel L.F. Swift, journal as third mate on a Pacific Whaling voyage, 1848-1850. $3,000 to $4,0000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Two photos of Thomas Moran, Grand Canyon, silver prints, 1901. $1,500 to $2,500.
  • <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Helvelius. Two Autograph Letters Signed to Francis Aston, Royal Society Secretary, noting his feud with Robert Hooke, 5 pp total, 1685. $70,000 to $100,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Newton, Isaac. Autograph manuscript on God, 4 pp, c.1710, "In the beginning was the Word...."?$100,000 to $150,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. First edition, first issue. Untrimmed copy in contemporary boards. $30,000 to $50,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Lincoln, Abraham. Signed photograph, beardless portrait with Civil War provenance. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> IMPEACHMENT. Original engrossed copy of the first Andrew Johnson impeachment resolution vote. $120,000 to $180,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Mucha, Alphonse. 11 original pencil drawings for?<i>Andelicek z Baroku,</i> "Litte Baroque Angel," Prague, 1929. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Einstein, Albert. Annotated Galley Proofs for <i>The Meaning of Relativity.</i> 1921. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Silverstein, Shel. Original maquette for <i>The Giving Tree,</i> 34 original drawings. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Roth, Philip. Typed Manuscript with substantial autograph corrections for an unpublished sequel to <i>The Breast.</i> $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Taupin, Bernie. Autograph Manuscript, the original draft of lyrics for Elton John's "Candle in the Wind," 2 pp, 1973. $100,000 to $150,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> HARVEY, WILLIAM. <i>De Motu Cordis et Sanguinis in Animalibus Anatomica Exercitatio.</i> Padua: 1643. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> CESALPINO, ANDREA. <i>Peripateticarum Quaestionum Libri Quinque.</i> Venice: 1571. $30,000 to $40,000.
  • <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> Leon TOLSTOÏ. <i>Anna Karenina.</i> Moscou, 1878. First and full edition of the Russian novel, in the author’s language.<br>Est. 3 000 / 4 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> Mark TWAIN. <i>Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's comrade).</i> New York, 1885. First American edition.<br>Est. 5 000 / 6 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> Walt WHITMAN. <i>Leaves of Grass.</i> Brooklyn, New York, 1856. Second edition gathering 32 poems. Est. 3 000 / 4 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> Karen BLIXEN. <i>Out of Africa.</i> Londres, 1937. First edition in the UK, before Danish translation and American release.<br>Est. 1 500 / 2 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> Ernest HEMINGWAY. <i>A Farewell to Arms.</i> New York, 1929. First edition with $2.50 on the dust and A on the copyright page.<br>Est. 2 000 / 3 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> James JOYCE. <i>Ulysses.</i> Paris, Shakespeare and Company, 1922. First edition published by Sylvia Beach. Est. 3 000 / 4 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> James JOYCE. <i>Dubliners.</i> Londres, 1914. First edition. Nice copy in publisher’s cardboard. Est. 2 000 / 3 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> Franz KAFKA. 8 novels in German first edition, published in München, Leipzig and Berlin 1916-1931. Est. from 300 / 400 to 2 000 / 3 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> David Herbert LAWRENCE. <i>Lady Chatterley's Lover.</i> Florence, 1928. Privately printed first edition. Est. 4 000 / 5 000 €
    John STEINBECK. <i>The Grapes of Wrath.</i> New York, 1939. First edition. Nice copy with $2.75 on the cover. Est. 1 000 / 1 200 €

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