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Articles - July - 2013 Issue

Auctions in July

July 2013

A snapshot of the July book, manuscript, map and ephemera calendar

July this year is a quiet month with 49 events on the calendar.  Not so many years ago 49 would have ranked among the busiest months but the market has been changing.

Tues. July 2nd                Sothebys.  Western Manuscripts and Literature [L13240].  71 lots

                                           John Nicholson, Fine Art Auctioneer & Valuer.  Books and Manuscripts [2886058].

Thurs. July 4th                  De Baecque & Associes.  Autographs, Documents, Photographs [21776].  282 lots

                                            Heritage Auctions [HA.com]  Rare Book – internet bidding ending today.  206 lots

Sun. July 7th                    National Book Auctions.  Books and Ephemera – Basquiat, Medieval,
  American West, etc.  [07072013]

Tues. July 9th                  Neret – Minet & Tessier.  Vintage Posters [16872].  540 lots

Wed. July 10th                  Morton Casa de Subastas.  Books, Historical Documents, Prints and Photographs [676].  266 lots

                                            Rupert Toovey and Co.  Prints [1139].

                                            Sothebys.  The Joseph Conrad Collection from the Library of the late Stanley J. Seeger – Part I [L13415].  193 lots

                                            Sothebys.  English Literature; Children’s Books and Illustrations [L13404]

Thurs. July 11th                Heritage Auctions [HA.com].  Rare Books internet bidding ending today [201328].

                                          PBA Galleries.  Rare Americana [510].

Fri. July 12th                    Jeschke – van vliet Book and Art Auctions Ltd.  Rare Books [93].  824 lots

                                              Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers.  Selected Quality Pictures – Prints [1127].  38 lots

                                          Skinner, Inc.  Prints [2663B].  16 lots

Sat. July 13th                    Clars Auction Gallery.  Prints, Photographs [71313].

                                            Neal Auction Company.  Prints [71313].

Sun. July 14th                  Clars Auction Gallery.  Prints, Photographs [71313].

                                                Neal Auction Company.  Prints [71313].

Tues. July 16th                  Bonhams.  Prints [20737].

                                                Christies.  Prints and Multiples [2718].  437 lots

                                                Freeman’s [Samuel T. Freeman & Co.]  Books and Maps [1465].

Wed. July 17th                    Alexander Autographs, Inc.  Autographs [71713]. 
Dominic Winter Book Auctions.  Old Master and Modern Prints [71713].

                                              RR Auction.  Autographs [412].

                                              Skinner, Inc.  Ephemera [2664M].

Thurs. July 18th                  Alexander Autographs, Inc.  Autographs [71713].

                                                Eldred’s.  Marine Art and Antiques [777].

                                                Heritage Auctions [HA.com].  Rare Books online bidding ending today [201329].

                                                Skinner, Inc.  Ephemera [2664M].

Fri.  July 19th                    Eldred’s.  Marine Arts and Antiques [777].

Wed.  July 24th                    Dominic Winter Book Auctions.  Printed Books, Maps and Documents [72413].

Thurs. July 25th                Antiquarian Auctions.  Rare Books – bidding ends today [28].

                                                Heritage Auctions [HA.com].  Entertainment and Music Memorabilia [7081]

                                                Heritage Auctions [HA.com].  Rare Books online bidding ending today [201330].

                                                Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers [Books [72513].

                                                PBA Galleries.  Historical Autographs and Manuscripts with Archival Material [511].

                                                RR Auction.  Civil War [72513].

Fri. July 26th                      Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers.  Books [72513].

Sat.  July 27th                    Heritage Auctions [HA.com].  Movie Posters [7078].

Sun.  July 28th                    Bonhams.  Prints, Books [20989].

                                                Heritage Auctions [HA.com].  Movie Posters [7078].

Tues.  July 30th                  Copley Fine Art.  The Sporting Sale [73013].

                                                Heritage Auctions [HA.com].  Illustration Art [5140].

Wed.  July 31st                  Copely Fine Art.  The Sporting Sale [73013]

                                              Eldred’s.  Books, Prints, Maps [782]

                                              Gray’s Auctioneers.  Prints [69].

                                              Heritage Auctions [HA.com].  Illustration Art [5140]

                                                Profiles in History.  Animation [58].

Rare Book Monthly

  • <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Darwin, Charles. <i>On the Origin of Species.</i> Presentation Copy. Sold for $500,075.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Darwin, Charles. Autograph Letter Signed, 3 pp, negotiating the 2nd American edition with Appleton. Sold for $21,325.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Hemingway, Ernest. Autograph Letter Signed, 8 pp, Paris, 1924, to his father discussing Bullfighting, Stories, and his new baby. Sold for $25,075.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Shakespeare, William. <i>Corialanus.</i> London, 1623. 1st printing [Extracted from the First Folio]. Sold for $50,075.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Swift, Jonathan. <i>Gulliver's Travels.</i> London, 1726. 1st edition, Teerink's A edition, fine, large copy. Sold for $21,325.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Fitzroy, Robert. Autograph Letter Signed to agent Thomas Stilwell, informing him of the progress of H.M.S. Beagle. Sold for $17,575.
    <center><b>Bonhams<br> Property from the Collection of Nicole and William R. Keck II</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Shakespeare, William. <i>Sonnets.</i> 1901. 2 volumes. Printed on vellum and illuminated by Ross Turner, bound by Trautz-Bauzonnet. Sold for $13,825.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Beardsley, Aubrey. <i>The Birth, Life, and Acts of King Arthur.</i> 1893-94. 2 volumes. Contemporary painted vellum gilt by Chivers. Sold for $5,325.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Assisi, St. Francis. <i>The Canticle of Brother Sun.</i> Illuminated on vellum, for the Grolier Society. Sold for $7,575.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Rackham, Arthur. <i>Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens.</i> 1/500 copies signed by Rackham. Sold for $4,825.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Proust, Marcel. <i>Du coté de chez Swann.</i> 1st edition, 1st issue. Inscribed by Proust. Sold for $8,825.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Ian Fleming, <i>Goldfinger,</i> first edition, inscribed to Sir Henry Cotton, MBE, London, 1959. Sold for $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Joseph Brant, Mohawk Chief, ALS, writing after pledging support to King George III against American rebels, 1776. Sold for a record $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Sonia Delaunay, <i>Ses Peintures</i> . . ., 20 pochoir plates, Paris, 1925. Sold for a record $13,750.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Diana, Princess of Wales, 6 autograph letters signed to British <i>Vogue</i> editor, 1989-92. Sold for $10,400.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Alexander Hamilton, ALS, as Secretary of the Treasury covering costs of the new U.S. Mint, 1793. Sold for $12,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Benjamin Graham & David L. Dodd, <i>Security Analysis,</i> first edition, inscribed by Graham to a Wall Street trader, NY, 1934. Sold for $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> George Barbier & François-Louis Schmied, <i>Personnages de Comédie,</i> Paris, 1922. Sold for $9,375.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Alphonse Mucha, <i>Ilsée, Princesse de Tripoli,</i> Paris, 1897. Sold for a record $13,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Ralph Waldo Emerson, <i>The Dial,</i> first edition of the reconstituted issue, Emerson’s copy with inscriptions, Cincinnati, 1860. Sold for a record $3,250.

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