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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>Chiswick Auctions: Autographs & Memorabilia. February 28, 2019</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Feb 28:</b> Autograph album featuring signatures by prominent actors, politicians, musicians and authors, including Rudolph Valentino. £1,000 to £1,500
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Feb 28:</b> An extremely rare working radio script for Crazy People No 29, the first series of <i>The Goon Show.</i> £600 to £800
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Feb 28:</b> Manuscript prayer book, in German. 8vo, 1755 £800 to £1,200
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Feb 28:</b> Italian Manuscript on Geometry, with diagrams, 18th century. £500 to £700
    <b>Chiswick Auctions: Ornithology, Zoology & Voyages. February 27, 2019</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Feb 27:</b> Thorburn (Archibald). Sparrowhawk, original watercolour & gouache, signed & dated lower right, 1917. £1,500 to £2,000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Feb 27:</b> Burton (Sir Richard Francis). <i>Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to El-Medinah and Meccah.</i> 3 vol., FIRST EDITION, 1855-56. £1,000 to £1,500
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Feb 27:</b> [Mount (Richard) & Page (Thomas)]. <i>The English Pilot. Describing the Sea-Coasts…</i> 31 engraved maps, W. & J. Mount, T. Page, 1756 £4000 to £6000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions: Ornithology, Zoology & Voyages. February 27, 2019</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Feb 27:</b> D’apres De Mannevillette (Jean-Baptiste Nicolas Denis). <i>Le Neptune Oriental.</i> Paris & Brest, [1775 – 1781]. £10,000 to £15,000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Feb 27:</b> Loring (Josiah). Terrestrial Globe Containing all the Late Discoveries and Geographical Improvements. Boston, Gilman Joslin, 1846, £800 to £1,200
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Feb 27:</b> Shelley (G. E., Capt.). <i>A Monograph of the Nectariniidae, or Family of Sun-birds,</i> FIRST EDITION, by the Author, 1876-80. £4,000 to £6,000
  • <b>Bonhams: Treasures from the Eric C. Caren Collection: How History Unfolds on Paper, Part VII (Online). March 6-14, 2019</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> Albert Einstein A remarkable letter on God in English, one of his most eloquent and quoted, 1 p, July 2, 1945. $100,000 to $150,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> Benjamin Lincoln's commission as Major General in the Continental Army, February 19th, 1777. $60,000 to $90,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> Broadside. A Poem Upon the Bloody Engagement That Was Fought on Bunker's-Hill. 1775. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> Early, full printing of the Star-Spangled Banner in The Yankee, October 7, 1814. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> Paul Revere. Engraving, “The Boston Massacre Perpetrated on March 5, 1770," in <i>Massachusett's Calendar 1772.</i> $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Bonhams: Treasures from the Eric C. Caren Collection: How History Unfolds on Paper, Part VII (Online). March 6-14, 2019</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> Earliest known newspaper coverage of Babe Ruth, "a St Mary's schoolboy," Baltimore, April 4, 1914. $6,000 to $9,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> Franklin, Benjamin. <i>The Independent Whig.</i> First Magazine Published in America, Philadelphia: Keimer, 1723-4. $15,000 to $20,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> Smith, Joseph. <i>The Book of Mormon.</i> Palmyra: Printed by E.B. Grandin for the Author, 1830. First printing. $40,000 to $60,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> Last Words of Joseph Smith. Autograph Letter Signed from a Mormon disciple, conveying a contemporary account of the Prophet's final words, Nauvoo, July 27, 1844. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> John Brown's Body. Autograph Letter Signed from the daughter of John Brown attempting to arrange the return of her father's body, North Elba, Essex Co, NY, November 29, 1859. $4,000 to $6,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> Powell Expedition. Autograph diary of Rhodes C. Allen kept during the Powell Expedition of 1868, June 29, 1868 - November 16, 1868. $20,000 to $40,000
  • <b>Bonhams, Mar 12:</b> Walt Whitman. <i>Leaves of Grass.</i> First edition, first issue, SIGNED in block letters by Whitman. 1855. $200,000 to $300,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 12:</b> Isaac Newton's copy of John Greave's <i>Pyramidographia,</i> London, 1646. $50,000 to $70,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 12:</b> Colonel John Mosby. Robert E. Lee's autograph letter to Samuel Cooper reporting on Mosby's exploits, with Cooper's autograph note ordering his appointment to Major.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 12:</b> Gyula Halasz Brassai. Large archive of autograph and typed letters, over 260, to his family including his wife Gilberte, 1947-1978. $40,000 to $60,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 12:</b> Archive of drawings and letters from Harper Lee to Charles Carruth, including an inscribed first edition of <i>To Kill a Mockingbird.</i> $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 11:</b> VESALIUS, ANDREAS. 1514-1564. <i>De humani corporis fabrica libri septem.</i> Basel: Johannes Oporinus, June 1543. $300,000 to $500,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 11:</b> HARVEY, WILLIAM. 1578-1657. <i>De motu cordis & sanguinis in animalibus Anatomica Exercitatio.</i> Leiden: Joannis Maire, 1639. $25,000 to $35,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 11:</b> BERENGARIO DA CARPI, GIACOMO. 1460-1530. <i>Isagogae breves perlucide ac uberrimae in Anatomiam humani corporis.</i> Bologna: Benedictus Hectoris, 15 July 1523. $15,000 to $25,000
    <b>Bonhams NY, Mar 11:</b> FRANKLIN, BENJAMIN. 1706-1790. <i>Experiments and Observations on Electricity, made at Philadelphia in America…</i> London, 1769. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Bonhams NY, Mar 11:</b> BENIVIENI, ANTONIO. 1443-1502. <i>De abditis nonnullis ac mirandis morborum et sanationum causis.</i>Florence: Filippo Giunta, 1507. $8,000 to $12,000
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 7:</b> Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, <i>El Ingenioso Hildalgo Don Quixote de la Mancha . . . Nueva Edición,</i> first Ibarra edition, Madrid, 1780. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 7:</b> Illuminated Prayer Book in Latin and French, France, 1530-40s. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 7:</b> Illuminated Book of Hours in Latin, France, mid-15th century. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 7:</b><br><i>Die Ernsthaffte Christenpflicht,</i> earliest known edition of the first complete Mennonite prayer book, 1708. $300 to $500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 7:</b> Georg Agricola, <i>De ortu & causis subterraneorum Lib V.,</i> first edition, Basel, 1546. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 7:</b> Frederick Ruysch, <i>Icon durae matris in concava [convexa] superficie visae,</i> with 2 mezzotints by Jan Ladmiral, first edition, Amsterdam, 1737. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 7:</b> Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen, <i>Eine Neue Art von Strahlen,</i> Würzburg, 1895. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 7:</b> Pietro Carrera, <i>Il Gioco de gli Scacchi,</i> first edition, Militello, 1617. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 7:</b> William Lithgow, <i>The Totall Discourse, of the Rare Adventures</i> [etc.], London, 1632. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 7:</b> Michel de Nostradamus, <i>The True Prophecies or Prognostications,</i> first complete edition in English, London, 1672. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 7:</b> Pseudo-Methodius, <i>De revelatione facta . . . beato Methodio,</i> Basel, 1504. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 7:</b> Hrabanus Maurus, <i>De laudibus sancte crucis opus,</i> Pforzheim, 1503. $1,000 to $2,000.

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