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Articles - November - 2013 Issue

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>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 Sep 26:</b> Textile of the Great White Fleet, with portraits of Theodore Roosevelt, Rear Admiral Robley D. Evans & successor Charles Stillman Sperry, 1908. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 26:</b> William J. Stone, <i>Declaration of Independence,</i> Force printing, 1833. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 26:</b> Shugart family papers including documentation of the Underground Railroad, 63 items, 1838-81. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 26:</b> Records of the Dickinson & Shrewsbury salt works, over 2000 items, with extensive slave labor correspondence, legal records & receipts, bulk 1820-1865. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 26:</b> Gloria Steinem, typescript for her speech <i>Living the Revolution,</i> with related letters and documents, 1941-77. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 26:</b> <i>Liberty Triumphant or the Downfall of Oppression,</i> depicting the aftermath of the Boston Tea Party, c. 1774. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 26:</b> Juan Eusebio Nieremberg, <i>Historia naturae, maxime peregrinae, libris XVI distincta,</i> Antwerp, 1635. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 26:</b> Antonio de Mayorga, manuscript map of Mexico City, 1779. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 26:</b> Thomas L. McKenney & James Hall, <i>History of the Indian Tribes of North America,</i> first edition, 3 volumes, Philadelphia, 1842-44. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 26:</b> Samuel Walker, diary of the entire first cruise of the USS Kineo, a gunboat on the Mississippi, 1854-69. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 26:</b> Scrapbook on early Stanford football, with letters from Walter Camp, 1893-95 & 1931. $8,000 to $12,000.
  • <b>Lark Mason Associates, Aug 8-27:</b> Roberts, David. Twenty Lithographs of the Holy Land, 19th Century. $2,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Lark Mason Associates, Aug 8-27:</b> Declaration by the Reps. of the United Colonies of N.A. 1775. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Lark Mason Associates, Aug 8-27:</b> Composer Jerome Kern personal Letters, Albums and Other. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Lark Mason Associates, Aug 8-27:</b> Paine, Thomas. <i>Common Sense,</i> London 1776. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Lark Mason Associates, Aug 8-27:</b> Stowe, Harriet Beecher. <i>Uncle Tom’s Cabin,</i> Cleveland 1852. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Lark Mason Associates, Aug 8-27:</b> Hobbes, Thomas. <i>Leviathan,</i> 3rd edition, London 1651. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Lark Mason Associates, Aug 8-27:</b> Anno Regni Georgii III. Intolerable Acts and other Bills, 1774. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Lark Mason Associates, Aug 8-27:</b> Wilberforce, William. An Abstract of the Evidence, 5 Letters, and two books. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Lark Mason Associates, Aug 8-27:</b> Nightingale, Florence. Notes on Nursing and Signed Letters, ca. 1860 $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Lark Mason Associates, Aug 8-27:</b> Tolstov, Leo. <i>War and Peace,</i> 5 volumes, 1886. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Lark Mason Associates, Aug 8-27:</b> Dickinson, John. Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania, 1768. $1,500 to $2,500.
    <b>Lark Mason Associates, Aug 8-27:</b> Twain, Mark. <i>Tom Sawyer,</i> 1877 [and] <i>Huckleberry Finn,</i> 1885. $4,000 to $6,000.

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