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Articles - December - 2013 Issue

Auctions in December

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A busy start leading to a well earned rest

The book, manuscript, map and ephemera auctions in December complete what has been a strong run through the fall season.  Weeks now see what used to be annual volumes.  Many dealers report their sales are also strong.  Whether this is a cyclical economic recovery or a more fundamental shift to auctions is now the subject of debate.  What is not subject to debate is the breath of material that will soon be sold. The opportunities are many.

 

Sunday December 1st

Piasa – Paris.  Tin Tin [22651].  288 lots

Heritage Auctions – Dallas.  Comics – internet bidding ending today.

Heritage Auctions – Dallas.  Posters – internet bidding ending today.

 

Monday December 2nd

Autographes Encheres.  Stars from Hollywood – internet bidding ending today.

 

Tuesday December 3rd

Christie’s – London – King Street.  Old Master Prints [1139].  103 lots

Sotheby’s – Paris.  Western Manuscripts and Miniatures [13241].  58 lots

 

Wednesday December 4th

Galerie Bassenge – Berlin – Grunewald.  Photographs [102L].  96 lots

Bonhams – London.  Travel and Exploration [21102].  116 lots

Christie’s – London – King Street.  Old Master, Modern and Contemporary Prints [9728].  410 lots

Rupert Toovey and Co. – West Sussex.  Prints [1173].

Artcurial – Paris.  Prints and Illustrated Books [24399].  274 lots

Binoche et Giguello – rue La Boetie, Paris.  Baroque Library of Jean Claude Carriere [17245].  272 lots

Dorotheum – Vienna.  Autographs [10345].  369 lots

Galerie Bassenge – Berlin – Grunewald.  Photobooks and Photo Literature [102M].  187 lots

Galerie Bassenge – Berlin – Grunewald.  Photography of the 19th – 21st Centuries [102N].  419 lots

 

Thursday December 5th

Bonhams – London.  Travel and Exploration [21102].  116 lots

Sotheby’s – New York.  Fine Books and Manuscripts, including Americana [N09057].  169 lots

Swann Galleries – New York.  Maps and Atlases, Natural History and Historical Prints and Ephemera [2334].  444 lots

Heritage Auctions – Dallas.  Rare Books – internet bidding ending today [201349].
PBA Galleries – San Francisco.  Fine Literature [521].  589 lots

Piasa – Paris.  H. M. Petiet [22703].  256 lots

Ader – Paris.  Modern and Contemporary Photographs [24389].  277 lots

 

Friday December 6th

Christie’s – New York.  Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts [2751].  199 lots

Heritage Auctions – Dallas.  Entertainment [7082].  320 lots

Pierre Berge and Associes – Paris.  Books, Autographs and Manuscripts [16866].  139 lots

Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers – Norwich.  Modern British Prints [1175].  141 lots

Beaussant Lefevre – Paris.  Prints [24369].  16 lots

Christie’s – New York.  Dylan Goes Electric [3482].  5 lots

 

Saturday December 7th

Heritage Auctions – Dallas.  Civil War [6107].

Koller Auctions – Zurich.  Modern Prints [Z35].  146 lots

Clars Auction Gallery – Oakland.  Prints [120713].

Ketterer Kunst Doerling – Hamburg.  Contemporary Prints [410].  111 lots

 

Sunday December 8th

Bonhams – San Francisco.  Prints [21040].  107 lots

Clars Auction Gallery – Oakland.  Prints [120713].

Heritage Auctions – Dallas.  Comics [121349].

Heritage Auctions – Dallas.  Posters [161349]

 

Monday December 9th

Bonhams – New York.  Judaica [21388].

Alde – Paris.  Letters and Manuscripts [22897].

 

Tuesday December 10th

Aguttes – Neuilly-sur-Seine.  Books, Posters and Ancient Paper [22439].

Alde – Paris.  Ancient Books from the XIXth Century [22899].

Bonhams – Los Angeles.  Entertainment Memorabilia [21024].

Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers – Kilkenny.  Important Rare Books [121013].

Minerva Auctions Roma.  Books, Autographs, Prints [98].  733 lots

Sotheby’s – London.  English Literature, History, Children’s Books and Illustrations [13408].

Sotheby’s – London.  Library of an English Bibliophile – Part III [13411].

 

Wednesday December 11th

RR Auction – Amherst.  Rare Manuscript, Document & Autograph [420].  1,576 lots

Bonhams – New York.  Fine Books and Manuscripts [21029]

Dominic Winter Book Auctions – Gloustershire.  Printed Books, Maps and Documents [121113].

Minerva Auctions Roma.  Photographs [99].

Bloomsbury Auctions – London.  Pictures and Books [36099].  295 lots

Dorotheum – Vienna.  Prints before 1900 [121113].

 

Thursday December 12th

DeBaecque and Associes – Lyon.  Books, Antiquarian and Modern, Autographs and Documents [22801].

Gonnnelli Casa D’Aste – Firenze.  Prints [0014].

Swann Galleries – New York.  Classic Photographs and Photobooks [2335].

Bloomsbury Auctions – London.  Bibliophile [36106].

Dominic Winter Book Auctions – Gloucestershire.  Children’s and Illustrated Books [121213].

Dorotheum – Vienna.  Books and Decorative Prints [121213].

Heritage Auctions – Dallas.  Rare Books – internet bidding ends today [201250].

 

Friday December 13th

Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society.  Rare and Used Books [121313].

 

Saturday December 14th

Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH.  Rare Books, Prints and Photography [85].

Neret Minet and Tessier – Paris.  Comic Strips [18053].

 

Saturday December 15th

Heritage Auctions – Dallas.  Comics internet bidding ending today [121350].

Heritage Auctions – Dallas.  Comics

Heritage Auctions – Dallas.  Posters [161350]

 

Sunday December 16th

Cowans Auctions.  American History online bidding ends today [372].

 

Monday December 17th

Henri Godts Books and Prints Auctions.  Books [121713].

Tajan – Paris.  Ancient and Modern Prints [9855].

Artcurial – Paris.  Books and Manuscripts [2399].

Grays Auctioneers – Cleveland.  Vintage Comic Books [74].

 

Tuesday December 18th

Bonhams – London.  Entertainment Memorabilia [20772].

Sotheby’s – Paris.  Bibliotheque Raoul Simonson – Albert et Monique Kies – Seconde partie [pf1332].

Swann Galleries – New York.  Julius Paul Collection of Posters [2336].  378 lots

Bloomsbury Auctions – London.  Antiquarian Books [36108].

Profiles in History – Calabasas Hills.  Rock and Roll [59].  161 lots

 

Wednesday December 19th

RR Auction – Amherst.  Autographs [121913].

Neret Minet and Tessier – Paris.  Books [17093].

Heritage Auctions – Dallas.  Rare Books – internet bidding ending today [201351]

PBA Galleries – San Francisco.  Fine Books in all Fields [522].

Profiles in History – Calabasas Hills.  The Property of a Distinguished American Private Collector Part III [61].  216 lots

 

Thursday December 20th

Profiles in History – Calabasas.  Hollywood and Animation Day I [122013].

 

Friday December 21st

Profiles in History – Calabasas.  Hollywood and Animation Day II [122113].

Saturday December 22nd

Heritage Auctions – Dallas.  Comics – internet bidding ends today [121351]

Heritage Auctions – Dallas.  Posters – internet bidding ends today [161351].

 

Thursday December 26th

Heritage Auctions – Dallas.  Rare Books – internet bidding ends today [201352].

 

Sunday December 29th

Heritage Auctions – Dallas.  Comics - internet bidding ends today [1213352]

Heritage Auctions – Dallas.  Posters – internet bidding ends today [161352].

 

Tuesday December 31st.  Rupert Toovey and Co. – West Sussex.  Prints [1176].

 


Posted On: 2013-12-01 14:45
User Name: dlw181

Hi Bruce,

It would be a great help to me (and I suspect others) if you could provide guidance as to the composition of the upcoming auctions. As a collector of first edition science documents, I can report that while your auction list is very helpful, it would be even more so if lots were tagged by category so as to allow searches of "science" for example. I am not going to look through all the lots of every auction, so am left with the imperfect alternative of searching using keywords like atom, quantum and Einstein.


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.
  • <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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