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Auctions in November

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151 auction event days are scheduled for November.  For the entire month a sale begins, on average, every 4:46.  It’s simply busy.  Big books and small coexist with interesting material in some cases estimated at several hundred dollars.  By dollars the month seems likely to set new records.  After all the Bay Psalm at Sotheby’s and Washington’s Thanksgiving decree at Christies at their low estimates total $23 million.  As the market shifts to auctions the options are breathtaking.

 

Fri. Nov. 1st

Heritage Auctions.  Space (6103).  349 lots

 

Sat. Nov. 2nd

Heritage Auctions.  Photography (5153).  185 lots

 

Sun. Nov. 3rd

Heritage Auctions - Dallas.  Comics.  Internet bidding ends today (121344).

Heritage Auctions - Dallas.  Posters.  Internet bidding ends today (161344).

National Book Auctions - Ithaca.  Books and Ephemera (110313).

 

Tues.  Nov. 5th

Rupert Toovey and Co – West Sussex.  Ephemera (1167).

Aguttes – Neuilly-sur-Seine.  Books, Posters, and Old Papers (17321).

 

Wed. Nov. 6th

Leslie Hindman Auctioneers – Chicago.  Fine Books and Manuscripts (462).  410 lots           

Zisska and Schauer – Munich.  Books, Prints (62).  2,328 lots.

Rupert Toovey & Co. – West Sussex.  Prints (1166).

Christies – Paris.  Old Books, Art Books, Manuscripts (3559).  157 lots

Audap and Mirabaud – Paris.  Prints (22825).  329 lots

Bonhams – Chester.  Sports Memorabilia (21129).

De Baecque and Associes – Lyon.  Books, Antiquarian and Modern, Autographs and Documents (22801)

Dominic Winter Book Auctions – Gloucestershire.  Printed Books, Maps and Documents + Vintage and Contemporary Photography (110613).

Bloomsbury Auctions – London.  Military Books (20623).

Dorotheum – Vienna.  Modern and Contemporary Prints (10314).

Neret Minet and Tessier – Paris.  Autographs (17728)

 

Thurs. Nov. 7th

Zisska and Schauer – Munich.  Books, Prints [62].  2,358 lots

Dominic Winter Book Auctions – Gloucestershire.  The Collector’s Sale:  Aviation and Transport Memorabilia [110713].

PBA Galleries – San Francisco.  Historical Autographs and Manuscripts with Archival Material [519].

Bloomsbury Auctions – London.  Library of a Gentleman [360990].  338 lots

Adams Amsterdam Auctions – Amsterdam.  Old and Rare Maps Old Books – Travel – Atlases – Plans – Corsica [110713].

Librairie Loeb Larocque – Paris.  Binoche et Giquello sale of Old and Rare Maps Old Books – Travel – Atlases – Plans – Corsica [17826].  249 lots

Heritage Auctions – Dallas.  Rare Books – Internet bidding ends today [201345].

 

Fri. Nov. 8th

Zisska and Schauer – Munich.  Books, Prints [62].  2,358 lots

Alde – Paris.  Original Editions from the Nineteenth and Twentieth Century [22893]

 

Sat.  Nov. 9th

Aguttes – Neuilly-sur-Seine.  Automobilia [22023].  137 lots

Dirk Soulis Auctions – Lee’s Summit.  Railroadiana; Comic Book Collection [110913].

Clars Auction Gallery – Oakland.  Prints [110913].

Guernseys – New York, NY.  Arader Sale of Original Audubon Aquatints and Lithographs [110913].  272 lots

 

Sun. Nov. 10th

Bruun Rasmussen – Copenhagen.  Books and Manuscripts [1345].

Bonhams – San Francisco.  Books, Pictures [21025].

Clars Auction Gallery – Oakland.  Prints [110913].

Heritage Auctions – Dallas.  Comics [121345].  Online bidding ends today.

Heritage Auctions – Dallas.  Posters [161345].  Online bidding ends today.

 

Mon. Nov. 11th

Doyle – New York.  Old Master, Modern and Contemporary Prints [111113].

 

Tues. Nov. 12th

Bonhams – London.  Books [20753]

Burgersdijk and Niermans – Leiden.  Books [338].

Swann Galleries – New York.  Early Printed Medical and Science Books [2330].  316 lots

Sothebys – London.  Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History [13405].

 

Wed. Nov. 13th

RR Auction – Amherst.  Autographs [418].

Heritage Auctions – Dallas.  Animation Art [7086]. 

Burgersdijk and Niermans – Leiden.  Books [338].

Piasa – Paris.  Ancient and Modern Prints [22683].

 

 

Thurs. Nov. 14th

Heritage Auctions – Dallas.  Animation Art [7086].

Kapandji Morhange – Paris.  Ancient Photographs [15612].

Christies – Paris.  Photograph Collection [3580].

Minerva Auctions Roma – Roma.  Modern and Contemporary Art [95].  26 lots

Bloomsbury Auctions – London.  Bibliophile [36091].

Freemans – Philadelphia.  Pennsylvania Sale:  Books [1477].

Christies – New York.  George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation [3454].

Aguttes – Neuilly-sur-Seine.  Books and Ancient Paper [24085]. 

Heritage Auctions – Dallas.  Rare Books – internet bidding ending today [201346].

Kestenbaum and Company – New York.  Fine Judaica [111413].

 

Fri. Nov. 15th

Heritage Auctions – Dallas.  Animation Art [7086].

Sothebys – New York.  Photographs [PF1320].

Kapandji Morhange – Paris.  Modern Photographs [15613].

Christies – London – South Kensington.  Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts [9702].

Cowans Auctions – Cincinnati.  American History [376].

Artcurial – Paris.  Nicholas de Crecy – New York sur Loire [2454].

 

Sat. Nov. 16th

Heritage Auctions – Dallas.  Animation Art [7086].

Heritage Auctions – Dallas.  Movie Posters [7083].  1,106 lots

Christies – Paris.  Contemporary Photographs [3549].

Christies – Paris.  Contemporary Photographs [3561].

Alaion and Evelyne Morel de Westgaver – 1050 Bruxelles.  Books [111613].

Artcurial – Paris.  Comic Strips [2392].

Neret Minet and Tessier – Paris.  Comic Strips [17089].

 

Sun. Nov. 17th

Heritage Auctions – Dallas.  Movie Posters [7083].  1,106 lots

Skinner – Boston.  Fine Books and Manuscripts [2687B].

Bonhams – Los Angeles.  Books [21023].

Neret Minet and Tessier – Paris.  Comic Strips [17090].

Heritage Auctions – Dallas.  Comics internet bidding ending today [121346].

Heritage Auctions – Dallas.  Posters – internet bidding ending today [161346].

Osenat – Fontainbleau.  The Empire at Fontainebleau [17374].

 

Mon. Nov. 18th

Ketterer Kunst Doerling – Hamburg.  Rare Books, Manuscripts, Autographs, Decorative Prints, Maritime and North German Art [411].

Bonhams – Los Angeles.  Books [21023].

 

Tues.  Nov. 19th

Ketterer Kunst Doerling – Hamburg.  Rare Books, Manuscripts, Autographs, Decorative Prints, Maritime and North German Art [411].

Bonhams – Los Angeles.  Books [21023].

Bonhams – London.  Prints featuring Andy Warhol and Pop Legacy [20740].

Hauswedell and Nolte – Hamburg.  Rare Books and Autographs [448].

Alde – Paris.  Modern Illustrated Books [22895].

Ketterer Kunst Doerling – Hamburg.  Rare Books, Manuscripts, Autographs, Decorative Prints, Maritime and Northern German Art [411].

Minerva Auctions Roma – Roma.  Photographs [96].

Grays Auctioneers – Cleveland.  Vintage Comic Books [73].

Tajan – Paris.  Photographs – Buhl Collection [9861].

Piasa – Paris.  Photographs [22655].

 

Wed. Nov. 20th

Old World Auctions – Glen Allen.  Antique Maps, Globes, Charts, Atlases & Vintage Graphics – ending today.

Piasa – Paris.  Manuscripts [22689].

Hauswedell and Nolte – Hamburg.  Rare Books and Autographs [448].

Christies – London – King Street.  Valuable Manuscripts and Prints Books [1160].

Heritage Auctions – Beverly Hills.  Animation [7086].

Tajan – Paris.  Photographs [9834].

Christies – London – King Street.  A Life’s Devotion:  A Collection of Mrs. T. S. Eliot [1187].

Morton Casa de Subastas – Mexico DF CP 11000.  Collector Books, Historical Documents, Prints and Photographs [689].

 

Thurs. Nov. 21st

RR Auctions – Amherst.  Space and Aviation [112113].

Swann Galleries – New York.  19th and 20th Century Literature [2332]

Piasa – Paris.  Ancient and Modern Photographs [22655].

Heritage Auctions – Beverly Hills.  Animation Art [7086].

Heritage Auctions – Beverly Hills.  Comics [7084].  1749 lots

PBA Galleries – San Francisco.  Fine and Rare Books [520].

Heritage Auctions – Dallas.  Rare Books internet bidding ends today [201347].

 

Fri. Nov. 22nd

Romantic Agony Book and Print Auctions - Brussels.  Books and Prints [112213].

Heritage Auctions – Beverly Hills.  Animation Art [7086].

Heritage Auctions – Beverly Hills.  Comics [7084].  1,749 lots

Eldreds – East Dennis.  Americana and Marine Art – Books, Prints [787].

Bloomsbury Auctions – London.  Photographs [36093].

James D. Julia Auctioneers – Fairfield.  Advertising [356].

Ketterer Kunst Doerling – Hamburg.  Old Master Prints [412].  39 lots

 

Sat. Nov. 23rd

Heritage Auctions – Dallas.  Americana, Political [6106].

Neal Auction Company – New Orleans.  Books [112313].

Romantic Agony Book and Print Auctions – Brussels.  Books and Prints [112213].

Heritage Auctions – Beverly Hills.  Animation Art [7086].

Heritage Auctions – Beverly Hills.  Comics [7084].  1,749 lots

Eldreds – East Dennis.  Americana and Marine Art – Books, Prints [787].

 

Sun. Nov. 24th

Neal Auction Company – New Orleans.  Books [112313].

Heritage Auctions – Dallas.  Legends of the West [6110].

Romantic Agony Book and Print Auctions

Heritage Auctions – Beverly Hills.  Animation Art [7086].

Heritage Auctions – Dallas.  Comics – internet bidding ending today [121347].

Heritage Auctions – Dallas.  Posters – internet bidding ending today [161347].

 

Mon. Nov. 25th

Doyle New York – New York.  Rare Books, Autographs and Photographs [112513].

 

Tues. Nov. 26th

Bonhams – Oxford.  Books [20716]

Bubb Kuyper – Haarlem.  Books, etc. [59].

Bruun Rasmussen – Copenhagen.  Books and Manuscripts [1348]

Swann Galleries – New York.  Autographs [2333].

Piasa – Paris.  Ancient and Modern Books [22693].

Sothebys – Paris.  Books and  Manuscripts [PF1313].

Sothebys – New York.  The Bay Psalm Book Sale [N09039].

Beaussant Lefevre – Paris.  Books and Manuscripts [17241].

Bloomsbury Auctions – London.  Vintage Posters [36095].

 

Wed. Nov. 27th

Bubb Kuyper – 2011 KM Haarlem.  Books, etc. [59].

Sothebys – London.  Music, Continental Books and Manuscripts [13406].

 

Thurs. Nov. 28th

Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers – Norwich.  Books – Day 1 [1158].

Bubb Kuyper – 2011 KM Haarlem.  Books, etc. [59].

Galerie Bassenge – Berlin – Grunewald.  Prints [102G].

Pierre Berge and Associes – Paris.  Books [16979].

Bloomsbury Auctions – London.  Books, Manuscripts, Works on Paper [36096].

AntiquarianAuctions.com – Laguna Beach.  Rare Books [31].

Heritage Auctions – Dallas.  Rare Books internet bidding ending today [201348].

 

Fri. Nov. 29th

Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers – Norwich.  Books – Day 1 [1158].

Bubb Kuyper – 2011 KM Haarlem.  Books, etc. [59].

Galerie Bassenge – Berlin – Grunewald.  Prints [102G].

Pierre Berge and Associes – Paris.  Books [16979].

Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers – Norwich.  Books – Day 2 [1159].

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.
  • <center><b>University Archives<br>Autographs, Books & Relics Including Kerouac Estate<br>& Hemingway<br>February 26, 2020</b>
    <b>University Archives, Feb. 26:</b> Ernest Hemingway's Typewriter Used to Write "A Moveable Feast", Impeccable Provenance From His Biographer A. E. Hotchner. $50,000 to $100,000.
    <b>University Archives, Feb. 26:</b> Samuel Colt, "The Gun that Won the West": 3 Signed Patent Items for "Revolving Cylinder Guns". $40,000 to $50,000.
    <b>University Archives, Feb. 26:</b> Jack Kerouac's Own Typewriter From His Estate Used to Write His Very Last Book. $18,000 to $20,000.
    <center><b>University Archives<br>Autographs, Books & Relics Including Kerouac Estate<br>& Hemingway<br>February 26, 2020</b>
    <b>University Archives, Feb. 26:</b> Rare Force Engraving of the Declaration of Independence Printed in 1848. $15,000 to $18,000.
    <b>University Archives, Feb. 26:</b> Superb Tchaikovsky ALS to Napravnik, 4pp on "Mazeppa". $12,000 to $15,000.
    <b>University Archives, Feb. 26:</b> Wounded Knee Massacre Same Day Eyewitness Account by Participant, "the 7th needn't be ashamed of today's record". $10,000 to $12,000.
    <center><b>University Archives<br>Autographs, Books & Relics Including Kerouac Estate<br>& Hemingway<br>February 26, 2020</b>
    <b>University Archives, Feb. 26:</b> F. Scott Fitzgerald Signed Gordon Bryant Portrait -- Finest Known. $8,000 to $9,000.
    <b>University Archives, Feb. 26:</b> Neil Armstrong ALS on NASA Letterhead Regarding His X-15 Flights. $7,000 to $8,000.
    <b>University Archives, Feb. 26:</b> M. Gandhi Letter: "the life span of human beings is preordained..." -- Fantastic Spiritual Content. $7,000 to $8,000.
    <center><b>University Archives<br>Autographs, Books & Relics Including Kerouac Estate<br>& Hemingway<br>February 26, 2020</b>
    <b>University Archives, Feb. 26:</b> "Damn the torpedoes!" Riveting 24pp ALS of Admiral Farragut's Steward Describing the "Battle of Mobile Bay”. $6,000 to $7,000.
    <b>University Archives, Feb. 26:</b> Abraham Lincoln Signed Order to Suspend Execution. $5,000 to $6,000.
    <b>University Archives, Feb. 26:</b> Napoleon DS Featuring Imperial Eagle and Enormous Great Seal Appointing Norman Politician Baron of the Empire. $4,000 to $5,000.
  • <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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