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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

  • <center><b>Sotheby’s New York<br>Fine Books & Manuscripts Online<br>Ending December 17</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, Now - Dec 17:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies…</i> The Second Impression. 1632. $100,000 to $150,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, Now - Dec 17:</b> GEORGE CURZON, 1ST MARQUESS CURZON OF KEDLESTON. “Curzon Tiger Hunt.” [India: circa 1901]. 120 albumen photographs. $3,000 to $5,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, Now - Dec 17:</b> (CASSADY, NEAL). Kerouac, Jack. <i>On the Road.</i> New York: Viking Press, 1957. Inscribed. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, Now - Dec 17:</b> VEGA, JOSEPH PENSO DE LA. <i>Confusion de Confusiones. Dialogos curiosos entre un Philosopho agudo, un Mercader discrete...</i> Amsterdam, 1688. $200,000 to $300,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, Now - Dec 17:</b> RACKHAM, ARTHUR — [WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE]. "The Moon Like to a Silver Bow New-Bent in Heaven," original illustration for <i>A Midsummer Night's Dream.</i> $12,000 to $18,000
  • <b>Bonhams New York: Fine Books and Manuscripts Including the World of Hilary Knight. December 5, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> KNIGHT, HILARY. The Original Portrait of Eloise that Hung at the Plaza Hotel. $100,000 to 150,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> WARHOL, ANDY. "Iced Lemon Delight," an Original Watercolor Presented to Hilary Knight's cat, Phoebe $8,000 to 12,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> SENDAK, MAURICE. <i>Where the Wild Things Are.</i> PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED with drawing to Hilary Knight in the month following publication. $10,000 to 15,000
    <b>Bonhams New York: Fine Books and Manuscripts Including the World of Hilary Knight. December 5, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> NOLAND, KENNETH. Original circle painting, untitled, acrylic and ink on cloth, for cover of monograph $8,000 to 12,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> TOULOUSE-LAUTREC. <i>Histoires Naturelles,</i> 1899. With 22 original lithographs. $10,000 to 15,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>A Collection of Poems,</i> [1711]. The first authoritative and complete collected Sonnets.$15,000 to 20,000
    <b>Bonhams New York: Fine Books and Manuscripts Including the World of Hilary Knight. December 5, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> LONDON, JACK. <i>The Call of the Wild.</i> 1903. First edition, first state jacket. $2,000 to 3,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> FROST, ROBERT. Autograph Manuscript of "Build Soil," 12 pp, 1932-1936. $15,000 to 20,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> GOULD, GLENN. Glenn Gould's extensively annotated copy of Bach's Goldberg Variations $100,000 to 150,000
    <b>Bonhams New York: Fine Books and Manuscripts Including the World of Hilary Knight. December 5, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> PLATH, SYLVIA. EARLY Autograph Letter Signed, about her beginnings as a writer, Northampton, MA, 1951. $7,000 to 10,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> HOUDINI, HARRY. A collection of 11 cast iron shackle and lock items from Houdini's personal collection. $20,000 to 30,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> M4 ENGIMA MACHINE, with very rare RARE HYDRA KEY ENVELOPE. $400,000 to 600,000
  • <center><b>Doyle: Angling Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake” Johnson<br>Online Only Auction ending Dec. 18</b>
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> WETZEL, CHARLES M. American Fishing Books. $400 to $600
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> BISSELL, ALFRED E., <i>In Pursuit of Salar.</i> $400 to $600
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> <i>The Settler and Sportsman in Anticosti.</i> $400 to $600
    <center><b>Doyle: Angling Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake” Johnson<br>Online Only Auction ending Dec. 18</b>
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> CARLETON, HENRY GUY, <i>Advice to Young Anglers.</i> $300 to $500
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> ROBINSON, ROLAND EVANS, <i>Forest and Stream Fables. By Awahsoose the Bear.</i> $300 to $500
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> SAWADA, KEN, <i>The Art of the Classic Salmon Fly.</i> $300 to $500
    <center><b>Doyle: Angling Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake” Johnson<br>Online Only Auction ending Dec. 18</b>
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> SOUTHARD, CHARLES ZIBEON, <i>The Evolution of Trout and Trout Fishing in America.</i> $400 to $600
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> SOUTHARD, CHARLES ZIBEON, <i>Trout Fly-Fishing in America.</i> $400 to $600
  • <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Charles Darwin on sexuality and the transmission of hereditary characteristics: Autograph Letter Signed to Lawson Tait. Down, 17 January [1877].
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> MILTON, JOHN. <i>Paradise Lost. A Poem written in ten books.</i> London: 1667. A very rare example with the contemporary binding untouched and with a 1667 title page.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Hamilton secures the ratification of the Constitution: <i>The Debates and Proceedings of the Convention of the State of New-York, assembled at Poughkeespsie, on the 17th June, 1788.</i>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> The social contract “Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains”: ROUSSEAU, JEAN-JACQUES. <i>Principes du Droit Politique [Du Contract Social]</i>. Amsterdam: Michel Rey, 1762
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> “The first English textbook on geometrical land-measurement and surveying”: BENESE, RICHARD. <i>This Boke Sheweth the Maner of Measurynge All Maner of Lande…</i>
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Jean de Mandeville, <i>Reysen und Wanderschafften durch das Gelobte Land,</i> Strassburg, 1488. Sold for $106,250.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> José González Cabrera Bueno, <i>Navegación Especulativa, y Práctica,</i> Manila, 1734. Sold for $55,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Francis W. Winton, manuscript on pow-wows with indigenous Canadians, 1881. Sold for $65,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Louise Bourgeois, <i>He Disappeared Into Complete Silence,</i> portfolio with complete text & 9 engravings, 1947. Sold for $413,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Erich Maria Remarque, <i>All Quiet on the Western Front,</i> first American edition, Boston, 1929. Sold for $9,375.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Sir William Russell Flint, gouache & watercolor illustration for Homer's <i>Odyssey,</i> 1924. Sold for $22,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Kurt Vonnegut, archive of 12 letters, signed to his family, 6 illustrated, 1930s-40s. Sold for $12,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Oscar Wilde, <i>Lady Windermere's Fan,</i> first edition, presentation copy, signed & inscribed, London, 1893. Sold for $27,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Emil Cardinaux, <i>St. Moritz,</i> 1918. Sold for $17,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> R.J. Waters, 3 panoramas of the San Francisco earthquake & fire, 1906. Sold for $21,250.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Album with 200 cartes-de-visite, including images by Felice Beato, John Thompson & F.W. Sutton, Japan & China, 1863-69. Sold for $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Thomas Paine, <i>The American Crisis,</i> Fishkill, NY, December 1776. Sold for $40,000.

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