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Auctions in August 2013

Auctions in august

Auctions in August. A quiet month? Not so much.

This month there are 43 events posted to the auction calendar.  This passes for a quiet month but it is actually the busiest August on record.  A generation ago auction houses took August off but not anymore.  The calendars in the high months are so busy – with a hundred sales that it has made sense to move into a 24/7/365 auction schedule.  We are there now, always connected to the Internet, able to follow sales on line and bid electronically and on the phone.

Thurs. Aug. 1      Eldred’s.  Books, Prints, Maps [782].  129 lots

                                    Heritage Auctions [HA.com].  Illustration Art [5140].  432 lots

                                    Heritage Auctions [HA.com].  Vintage Comics and Comic Art [7079].  1,203 lots

                                    Heritage Auctions [HA.com].  Rare Books online bidding ending today [201331].  218 lots

Fri. Aug. 2                Eldred’s.  Books, Prints, Maps [782].  129 lots

                                    Heritage Auctions [HA.com].  Vintage Comics and Comic Art [7079].  1,203 lots

                                    Northeast Auctions.  Americana – Historical Prints [13].  132 lots

Sat. Aug. 3               Addison and Sarova.  The Dawning & Awakening:  A Nation, A Religion, & An Art Form [1004].  369 lots

                                    Northeast Auctions.  Americana – Historical Prints [13].  132 lots

Sun. Aug. 4             National Book Auctions.  Books and Ephemera – Incunabulum, Ltd. Ed. Club, Burchfield, etc. [8042013].  333 lots

                                   Northeast Auctions.  Americana – Historical Prints [13].  132 lots

Mon. Aug. 5           Bruun Rasmussen.  Old Prints [1332a].  3 lots

Tues. Aug. 6           Bruun Rasmussen.  Modern Prints [1332b].  42 lots

                                    Rupert Toovey and Co.  Photographs, Autographs, Printed and Manuscript Ephemera [1141]

Wed, Aug. 7             Leslie Hindman Auctioneers.  Fine Books and Manuscripts [253].  394  lots.

                                    Rupert Toovey and Co.  Prints [1147].

                                    Swann Galleries.  Vintage Posters [2321].  438 lots

Thurs. Aug. 8           Heritage Auctions [HA.com].  Rare Books.  Internet bidding ending today [201332].

                                    PBA Galleries.  Fine Books in all Fields [512].  557 lots

Sat. Aug. 10          Clars Auction Gallery.  Prints, Photographs [81013].

                                    Heritage Auctions [HA.com].  Entertainment and Music Memorabilia [7081].  326 lots

Sun. Aug. 11       Clars Auction Gallery.  Prints, Photographs [81013].

Mon. Aug. 12          Bruun Rasmussen.  Old Prints [1333a].  23 lots

Tues. Aug. 13            Bonhams.  Pictures, Prints and Maps [21459].  16 lots

                                    Bruun Rasmussen.  Modern Prints [1333b].

Wed. Aug. 14           Blacksparrow.  The Hollywood Collection – Photographs and Autographs [81413].

                                    Doyle New York.  End of Summer Sale – Prints [81413].

                                    RR Auction.  Autographs [413].  1,662 lots

Thurs. Aug. 15          Bloomsbury Auctions.  Bibliophile [36072].

                                    Heritage Auctions.  Rare Books [201333].  Online bidding ending today.

Tues. Aug, 20            James D. Julia.  Prints, Globes, Manuscripts:  Session I [345a].  44 lots

Wed. Aug. 21           Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood.  Books, Maps and Prints [BK10].

                                    Bonhams.  Scottish Sale:  Books, Maps, Prints [20653].  110 lots

                                    Cowan’s.  World at War [369].

                                    Eldred’s.  The Prints of Paul Jacoulet [774].

                                    James D. Julia Auctioneers.  Prints, Manuscripts:  Session II [345b].  20 lots

                                    Morton Casa de Subastas.  Books, Historical Documents, Prints and Photographs [678].

Thurs. Aug. 22        Heritage Auctions [HA.com].  Rare Book, internet bidding ending today. [201334].

                                    James D. Julia Auctioneers.  Prints:  Session III [345c].

                                    PBA Galleries.  Rare Gold Books and Memorabilia [513].

Fri. Aug. 23              James D. Julia Auctioneers.  Prints, Manuscripts:  Session IV [345d].  56 lots

Sun. Aug. 25            Bonhams.  Prints, Books [20991].

Thurs. Aug. 29         Heritage Auctions [HA.com].  Rare Books.  Internet bidding ending today.

Use the AED Global Auction Search [at the top of AE pages] to search all lots currently posted.

Rare Book Monthly

  • <center><b>Sotheby’s New York<br>Fine Books & Manuscripts Online<br>Ending December 17</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, Now - Dec 17:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies…</i> The Second Impression. 1632. $100,000 to $150,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, Now - Dec 17:</b> GEORGE CURZON, 1ST MARQUESS CURZON OF KEDLESTON. “Curzon Tiger Hunt.” [India: circa 1901]. 120 albumen photographs. $3,000 to $5,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, Now - Dec 17:</b> (CASSADY, NEAL). Kerouac, Jack. <i>On the Road.</i> New York: Viking Press, 1957. Inscribed. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, Now - Dec 17:</b> VEGA, JOSEPH PENSO DE LA. <i>Confusion de Confusiones. Dialogos curiosos entre un Philosopho agudo, un Mercader discrete...</i> Amsterdam, 1688. $200,000 to $300,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, Now - Dec 17:</b> RACKHAM, ARTHUR — [WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE]. "The Moon Like to a Silver Bow New-Bent in Heaven," original illustration for <i>A Midsummer Night's Dream.</i> $12,000 to $18,000
  • <b>Bonhams New York: Fine Books and Manuscripts Including the World of Hilary Knight. December 5, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> KNIGHT, HILARY. The Original Portrait of Eloise that Hung at the Plaza Hotel. $100,000 to 150,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> WARHOL, ANDY. "Iced Lemon Delight," an Original Watercolor Presented to Hilary Knight's cat, Phoebe $8,000 to 12,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> SENDAK, MAURICE. <i>Where the Wild Things Are.</i> PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED with drawing to Hilary Knight in the month following publication. $10,000 to 15,000
    <b>Bonhams New York: Fine Books and Manuscripts Including the World of Hilary Knight. December 5, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> NOLAND, KENNETH. Original circle painting, untitled, acrylic and ink on cloth, for cover of monograph $8,000 to 12,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> TOULOUSE-LAUTREC. <i>Histoires Naturelles,</i> 1899. With 22 original lithographs. $10,000 to 15,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>A Collection of Poems,</i> [1711]. The first authoritative and complete collected Sonnets.$15,000 to 20,000
    <b>Bonhams New York: Fine Books and Manuscripts Including the World of Hilary Knight. December 5, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> LONDON, JACK. <i>The Call of the Wild.</i> 1903. First edition, first state jacket. $2,000 to 3,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> FROST, ROBERT. Autograph Manuscript of "Build Soil," 12 pp, 1932-1936. $15,000 to 20,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> GOULD, GLENN. Glenn Gould's extensively annotated copy of Bach's Goldberg Variations $100,000 to 150,000
    <b>Bonhams New York: Fine Books and Manuscripts Including the World of Hilary Knight. December 5, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> PLATH, SYLVIA. EARLY Autograph Letter Signed, about her beginnings as a writer, Northampton, MA, 1951. $7,000 to 10,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> HOUDINI, HARRY. A collection of 11 cast iron shackle and lock items from Houdini's personal collection. $20,000 to 30,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> M4 ENGIMA MACHINE, with very rare RARE HYDRA KEY ENVELOPE. $400,000 to 600,000
  • <center><b>Doyle: Angling Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake” Johnson<br>Online Only Auction ending Dec. 18</b>
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> WETZEL, CHARLES M. American Fishing Books. $400 to $600
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> BISSELL, ALFRED E., <i>In Pursuit of Salar.</i> $400 to $600
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> <i>The Settler and Sportsman in Anticosti.</i> $400 to $600
    <center><b>Doyle: Angling Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake” Johnson<br>Online Only Auction ending Dec. 18</b>
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> CARLETON, HENRY GUY, <i>Advice to Young Anglers.</i> $300 to $500
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> ROBINSON, ROLAND EVANS, <i>Forest and Stream Fables. By Awahsoose the Bear.</i> $300 to $500
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> SAWADA, KEN, <i>The Art of the Classic Salmon Fly.</i> $300 to $500
    <center><b>Doyle: Angling Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake” Johnson<br>Online Only Auction ending Dec. 18</b>
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> SOUTHARD, CHARLES ZIBEON, <i>The Evolution of Trout and Trout Fishing in America.</i> $400 to $600
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> SOUTHARD, CHARLES ZIBEON, <i>Trout Fly-Fishing in America.</i> $400 to $600
  • <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Charles Darwin on sexuality and the transmission of hereditary characteristics: Autograph Letter Signed to Lawson Tait. Down, 17 January [1877].
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> MILTON, JOHN. <i>Paradise Lost. A Poem written in ten books.</i> London: 1667. A very rare example with the contemporary binding untouched and with a 1667 title page.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Hamilton secures the ratification of the Constitution: <i>The Debates and Proceedings of the Convention of the State of New-York, assembled at Poughkeespsie, on the 17th June, 1788.</i>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> The social contract “Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains”: ROUSSEAU, JEAN-JACQUES. <i>Principes du Droit Politique [Du Contract Social]</i>. Amsterdam: Michel Rey, 1762
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> “The first English textbook on geometrical land-measurement and surveying”: BENESE, RICHARD. <i>This Boke Sheweth the Maner of Measurynge All Maner of Lande…</i>
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Jean de Mandeville, <i>Reysen und Wanderschafften durch das Gelobte Land,</i> Strassburg, 1488. Sold for $106,250.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> José González Cabrera Bueno, <i>Navegación Especulativa, y Práctica,</i> Manila, 1734. Sold for $55,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Francis W. Winton, manuscript on pow-wows with indigenous Canadians, 1881. Sold for $65,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Louise Bourgeois, <i>He Disappeared Into Complete Silence,</i> portfolio with complete text & 9 engravings, 1947. Sold for $413,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Erich Maria Remarque, <i>All Quiet on the Western Front,</i> first American edition, Boston, 1929. Sold for $9,375.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Sir William Russell Flint, gouache & watercolor illustration for Homer's <i>Odyssey,</i> 1924. Sold for $22,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Kurt Vonnegut, archive of 12 letters, signed to his family, 6 illustrated, 1930s-40s. Sold for $12,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Oscar Wilde, <i>Lady Windermere's Fan,</i> first edition, presentation copy, signed & inscribed, London, 1893. Sold for $27,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Emil Cardinaux, <i>St. Moritz,</i> 1918. Sold for $17,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> R.J. Waters, 3 panoramas of the San Francisco earthquake & fire, 1906. Sold for $21,250.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Album with 200 cartes-de-visite, including images by Felice Beato, John Thompson & F.W. Sutton, Japan & China, 1863-69. Sold for $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Thomas Paine, <i>The American Crisis,</i> Fishkill, NY, December 1776. Sold for $40,000.

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