Rare Book Monthly

Articles - May - 2013 Issue

Auctions in May

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

  • ALDE, May 28: KIPLING (RUDYARD). Le Livre de la Jungle. – Le IIe livre de la Jungle. Paris, Sagittaire, Simon Kra, 1924-1925. €3,000 to €4,000.
    ALDE, May 28: NOAILLES (ANNA DE). Les Climats. Paris, Société du Livre contemporain, 1924. €50,000 to €60,000.
    ALDE, May 28: MILTON (JOHN). Paradis perdu. Quatrième chant. S.l., Les Bibliophiles de l'Automobile-Club de France, 1974. €2,000 to €3,000.
    ALDE, May 28: LEBEDEV (VLADIMIR). Russian Placards - Placard Russe 1917-1922. Saint-Petersbourg, Sterletz, 1923. €1,000 to €1,200.
    ALDE, May 28: MARDRUS (JOSEPH-CHARLES). Histoire charmante de l'adolescente sucre d'amour. Paris, F.-L. Schmied, 1927. €1,500 to €2,000.
    ALDE, May 28: TABLEAUX DE PARIS. Paris, Émile-Paul Frères, 1927. €2,000 to €3,000.
    ALDE, May 28: LA FONTAINE (JEAN DE). Les Fables illustrées par Paul Jouve. S.l. [Lausanne], Gonin & Cie, 1929. €4,000 to €5,000.
    ALDE, May 28: SARTRE (JEAN-PAUL). Vingt-deux dessins sur le thème du désir. Paris, Fernand Mourlot, 1961. €1,500 to €2,000.
    ALDE, May 28: [BRAQUE (GEORGES)]. 13 mai 1962. Alès, PAB, 1962. €3,000 to €4,000.
    ALDE, May 28: MIRÓ (JOAN). Je travaille comme un jardinier. Avant-propos d'Yvon Taillandier. Paris, Société intenationale d'art XXe siècle, 1963. €1,000 to €2,000.
    ALDE, May 28: MAGNAN (JEAN-MARIE). Taureaux. Paris, Michèle Trinckvel, 1965. €3,000 to €4,000.
    ALDE, May 28: PICASSO (PABLO). Dans l'atelier de Picasso. 1960. €15,000 to €20,000.
  • Sotheby’s
    Modern First Editions
    Available for Immediate Purchase
    Sotheby’s, Available Now: Winston Churchill. The Second World War. Set of First-Edition Volumes. 6,000 USD
    Sotheby’s, Available Now: A.A. Milne, Ernest H. Shepard. A Collection of The Pooh Books. Set of First-Editions. 18,600 USD
    Sotheby’s, Available Now: Salvador Dalí, Lewis Carroll. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Finely Bound and Signed Limited Edition. 15,000 USD
    Sotheby’s
    Modern First Editions
    Available for Immediate Purchase
    Sotheby’s, Available Now: Ian Fleming. Live and Let Die. First Edition. 9,500 USD
    Sotheby’s, Available Now: J.K. Rowling. Harry Potter Series. Finely Bound First Printing Set of Complete Series. 5,650 USD
    Sotheby’s, Available Now: Ernest Hemingway. A Farewell to Arms. First Edition, First Printing. 4,200 USD
  • Forum Auctions
    Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper
    30th May 2024
    Forum, May 30: Potter (Beatrix). Complete set of four original illustrations for the nursery rhyme, 'This pig went to market', 1890s. £60,000 to £80,000.
    Forum, May 30: Dante Alighieri.- Lactantius (Lucius Coelius Firmianus). Opera, second edition, Rome, 1468. £40,000 to £60,000.
    Forum, May 30: Distilling.- Brunschwig (Hieronymus). Liber de arte Distillandi de Compositis, first edition of the so-called 'Grosses Destillierbuch', Strassburg, 1512. £22,000 to £28,000.
    Forum, May 30: Eliot (T.S.), W. H. Auden, Ted Hughes, Philip Larkin, Robert Lowell, Seamus Heaney, Ted Hughes, & others. A Personal Anthology for Eric Walter White, 60 autograph poems. £20,000 to £30,000.
    Forum, May 30: Cornerstone of French Enlightenment Philosophy.- Helvetius (Claude Adrien). De l'Esprit, true first issue "A" of the suppressed first edition, Paris, 1758. £20,000 to £30,000.
    Forum Auctions
    Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper
    30th May 2024
    Forum, May 30: Szyk (Arthur). The Haggadah, one of 125 copies, this out-of-series, Beaconsfield Press, 1940. £15,000 to £20,000.
    Forum, May 30: Fleming (Ian). Casino Royale, first edition, first impression, 1953. £15,000 to £20,000.
    Forum, May 30: Japan.- Ryusui (Katsuma). Umi no Sachi [Wealth of the Sea], 2 vol., Tokyo, 1762. £8,000 to £12,000.
    Forum, May 30: Computing.- Operating and maintenance manual for the BINAC binary automatic computer built for Northrop Aircraft Corporation 1949, Philadelphia, 1949. £8,000 to £12,000.
    Forum, May 30: Burmese School (probably circa 1870s). Folding manuscript, or parabaik, from the Court Workshop at the Royal Court at Manadaly, Burma, [c.1870s]. £8,000 to £12,000.
  • Ketterer Rare Books
    Auction May 27th
    Ketterer Rare Books, May 27:
    K. Marx, Das Kapital,1867. Dedication copy. Est: € 120,000
    Ketterer Rare Books, May 27:
    Latin and French Book of Hours, around 1380. Est: € 25,000
    Ketterer Rare Books, May 27:
    Theodor de Bry, Indiae Orientalis, 1598-1625. Est: € 80,000
    Ketterer Rare Books
    Auction May 27th
    Ketterer Rare Books, May 27:
    Breviary, Latin manuscript, around 1450-75. Est: € 10,000
    Ketterer Rare Books, May 27:
    G. B. Piranesi, Vedute di Roma, 1748-69. Est: € 60,000
    Ketterer Rare Books, May 27:
    K. Schmidt-Rottluff, Arbeiter, 1921. Orig. watercolour on postcard. Est: € 18,000
    Ketterer Rare Books
    Auction May 27th
    Ketterer Rare Books, May 27:
    Breviarium Romanum, Latin manuscript, 1474. Est: € 20,000
    Ketterer Rare Books, May 27:
    C. J. Trew, Plantae selectae, 1750-73. Est: € 28,000
    Ketterer Rare Books, May 27:
    M. Beckmann, Apokalypse, 1943. Est: € 50,000
    Ketterer Rare Books
    Auction May 27th
    Ketterer Rare Books, May 27:
    Ulrich von Richenthal, Das Concilium, 1536. Est: € 9,000
    Ketterer Rare Books, May 27:
    I. Kant, Critik der reinen Vernunft, 1781. Est: €12,000
    Ketterer Rare Books, May 27:
    Arbeiter-Illustrierte Zeitung (AIZ) / Die Volks-Illustrierte (VI), 1932-38. Est: €8,000

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