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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>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>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>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 7:</b> Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, <i>El Ingenioso Hildalgo Don Quixote de la Mancha . . . Nueva Edición,</i> first Ibarra edition, Madrid, 1780. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 7:</b> Illuminated Prayer Book in Latin and French, France, 1530-40s. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 7:</b> Illuminated Book of Hours in Latin, France, mid-15th century. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 7:</b><br><i>Die Ernsthaffte Christenpflicht,</i> earliest known edition of the first complete Mennonite prayer book, 1708. $300 to $500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 7:</b> Georg Agricola, <i>De ortu & causis subterraneorum Lib V.,</i> first edition, Basel, 1546. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 7:</b> Frederick Ruysch, <i>Icon durae matris in concava [convexa] superficie visae,</i> with 2 mezzotints by Jan Ladmiral, first edition, Amsterdam, 1737. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 7:</b> Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen, <i>Eine Neue Art von Strahlen,</i> Würzburg, 1895. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 7:</b> Pietro Carrera, <i>Il Gioco de gli Scacchi,</i> first edition, Militello, 1617. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 7:</b> William Lithgow, <i>The Totall Discourse, of the Rare Adventures</i> [etc.], London, 1632. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 7:</b> Michel de Nostradamus, <i>The True Prophecies or Prognostications,</i> first complete edition in English, London, 1672. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 7:</b> Pseudo-Methodius, <i>De revelatione facta . . . beato Methodio,</i> Basel, 1504. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 7:</b> Hrabanus Maurus, <i>De laudibus sancte crucis opus,</i> Pforzheim, 1503. $1,000 to $2,000.
  • <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
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    <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

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