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Articles - January - 2014 Issue

Auctions In January

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Numbers do not always tell the whole story but when the number is the quantity of scheduled auctions in the books, manuscripts, maps and ephemera category for a specific month we can make comparisons to the past five years.  Going into 2014 for January we have 54 events, for past 5 years 36, 20, 18, 24 and 19.  It suggests some early strength. 

 

Thursday January 2nd

Heritage Auctions – Dallas. Rare Books [201401].  Internet bidding ending today.

 

Sunday January 5th

National Book Auctions – Ithaca.  [10514].  499 lots

Heritage Auctions.  Comics – internet bidding ending today [121401]

Heritage Auctions.  Movie Posters – internet bidding ending today [161401] 

 

Monday January 6th

Bruun Rasmussen.  Old Master Prints [1402a].  10 lots

 

Tuesday January 7th

Bruun Rasmussen.  Modern and Contemporary Prints [1402b].  64 lots

 

Thursday January 9th

Heritage Auctions.  Rare Books [201402].  Internet bidding ending today.

 

Friday January 10th

Dirk Soulis Auctions – Lee’s Summit.  The Layne Christiansen Corporate Collection of American Art [11014].  13 lots

 

Saturday January 11th

Hauff and Auvermann – Berlin-Wilmersdorf.  Rare Books, Photography and Art [72].  594 lots

Clars Auction Gallery.  Prints and Photographs [11114].  303 lots

 

Sunday January 12th

Clars Auction Gallery.  Prints and Photographs continued [11114].  303 lots

Heritage Auctions.  Comics – internet bidding ending today [121402].

Heritage Auctions.  Movie Posters – internet bidding ending today [161402].

 

Tuesday January 14th

Paige Auction - Portland.  Prints [11414].

 

Wednesday January 15th

Lyon & Turnbull - Edinburgh.  Rare Books, Maps and Manuscripts [399].  408 lots

RR Auction - Amhurst.  Rare Manuscript, Document & Autographs ending today [421].

Doyle New York.  The Yale R. Burge Collection:  Print and Books [301].

 

Thursday January 16th

Heritage Auctions.  Rare Books – internet bidding ending today [20143].

PBA Galleries.  Fine Americana – African-American History – Travel – Maps and Views [534].  559 lots

 

Sunday January 19th

Bonhams.  Prints [21531].

Heritage Auctions.  Comics – internet bidding ends today [121403].

Heritage Auctions.  Movie Posters – internet bidding ends today [161403].

Artcurial.  Aeronautics [2466].

Osenat.  Archeology:  Gantner Museum Collection – Antiquarian Books [25161]

 

Monday January 20th

Bonhams.  Prints [21531].

 

Wednesday January 22nd

Morton Casa de Subastas.  Documents, Prints and Antique Books [694].

 

Thursday January 23rd

Heritage Auctions.  Rare Books – internet bidding ends today [201404].

RR Auction.  Hollywood – auction ends today [422].

Sothebys.  Of Royal and Noble Descent [14313].

Swann Galleries.  20th Century Illustration [2337].

Bloomsbury Auctions.  Bibliophile [36109].

 

Friday January 24th

Sothebys.  Important Americana [N09100].

Stair Auctioneers and Apprisers.  Prints [12414].

Vermot de Pas.  Books XXth, Documention about Art XXth, Photographie XXth, Posters May 68 [23533].

 

Saturday January 25th

Eldreds.  Books, Prints, Photographs [789].

Sothebys.  Important Americana [N09100].

 

Sunday January 26th

Bonhams.  Entertainment Memorabilia [21024].

Heritage Auctions.  Comics – internet bidding ends today [121404].

Heritage Auctions.  Movie Posters – internet bidding ends today [161404].

National Book Auctions.  Books and Ephemera [12614].

 

Tuesday January 28th

Christies.  Francisco Jose de Goya Y Lucientes:  Graphic Masterpieces from a Private  Collection [2799].

Bruun Rasmussen.  Books and Manuscripts [1405].

 

Wednesday January 29th

Dominic Winter Book Auctions.  Printed Books, Maps and Historical Documents [12914].

Rupert Toovey and Co.  Prints [1193].

 

Thursday January 30th

AntiquarianAuctions.com.  Rare Books – internet bidding ends today [32].

De Baecque and Associes.  Autographs and Documents [23909].

De Baecque and Associes.  Autographs and Documents [24967].

Heritage Auctions.  Rare Books – internet bidding ends today [201405].

PBA Galleries – San Francisco.  Beats and Counterculture with other Fine Literature – Part 2 [525].

Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers.  Books – Day 1 [1199]

 

Friday January 31st

Cowans Auctions – Cincinnati.  William F. “Buffalo” Bill [394].

Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers.  Books – Day 2 [1200].

 

As more auctions and their lots are posted the keyword or advanced searches can always be used to look for material and references of interest.

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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