• <b>Doyle, The Estate of Oleg Cassini. June 27</b>
    <b>Doyle, The Estate of Oleg Cassini:</b> KENNEDY ONASSIS, JACQUELINE Typed letter signed to Oleg Cassini. $400 to $600
    <b>Doyle, The Estate of Oleg Cassini:</b> [CASSINI-KENNEDY FASHIONS] Important archives related to the development of fashions for Mrs. Kennedy… $4,000 to $6,000
    <b>Doyle, The Estate of Oleg Cassini:</b> [CASSINI-KENNEDY FASHIONS] Detailed ledger of the Kennedy White House years… $500 to $800
    <b>Doyle, The Estate of Oleg Cassini:</b> KELLY, GRACE. Four autograph letters to Oleg Cassini. $5,000 to $8,000
    <b>Doyle, The Estate of Oleg Cassini. June 27</b>
    <b>Doyle, The Estate of Oleg Cassini:</b> CASSINI, OLEG. Group of Kennedy-era original fashion sketches. $1,000 to $1,500
    <b>Doyle, The Estate of Oleg Cassini:</b> KENNEDY ONASSIS, JACQUELINE. Autograph letter signed to Oleg Cassini. $800 to $1,200
    <b>Doyle, The Estate of Oleg Cassini:</b> CASSINI, OLEG. Fashion sketch titled “Mrs. Kennedy-Palais de Versailles-State Dinner.” $800 to $1,200
    Doyle, The Estate of Oleg Cassini: [CASSINI, OLEG - KENNEDY, JACQUELINE.] Group of approximately 130 original fashion designs… $800 to $1,200.
  • <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.
  • <center><b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>The Library and Picture Collection of the late Martin Woolf Orskey<br>June 26</b>
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>June 26:</b> Book of Hours. Illuminated manuscript, Flanders or northern France, c. 1450. With 12 full-page illuminated miniatures. £10,000 to £15,000
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>June 26:</b> Zahrawi, Abu’-Qasim, al- (c. 936-1013). <i>Albucasis chirurgicorum omnium,</i> Strasbourg, 1532. The first comprehensive illustrated treatise on surgery. £3,000 to £5,000
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>June 26:</b> Milles, Thomas. <i>The Custumers Alphabet and Primer,</i> 1608. Gilt supralibros of 17th-century English bibliophile Edward Gwynn. £2,000 to £3,000
    <center><b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>The Library and Picture Collection of the late Martin Woolf Orskey<br>June 26</b>
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>June 26:</b> Guillemeau, Jacques. <i>Child-Birth or, the Happy Deliverie of Women,</i> 1st edition in English, 1612. The second midwifery manual printed in English. £1,500 to £2,000
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>June 26:</b> Rabisha, William. <i>The Whole Body of Cookery Dissected,</i> 1st edition, 1661. Rare. Five copies in libraries. £2,000 to £3,000
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>June 26:</b> Royal binding. <i>An Abridgment of the English Military Discipline,</i> 1678. Contemporary red goatskin gilt by Samuel Mearne for Charles II (1630-1865). £1,500 to £2,000
    <center><b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>The Library and Picture Collection of the late Martin Woolf Orskey<br>June 26</b>
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>June 26:</b> Pallavicino, Ferrante. <i>The Whores Rhetorick,</i> 1st edition in English, 1683. Rare anti-Jesuit satire. £2,000 to £3,000
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>June 26:</b> Swift, Jonathan. <i>The Benefit of Farting,</i> 1st London edition, 1722. Teerink 19. £2,000 to £3,000
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>June 26:</b> Edwards, George. <i>Natural History of Uncommon Birds</i> [and] <i>Gleanings of Natural History,</i> 7 volumes, 1743-64. Contemporary tree calf, 362 hand-coloured engraved plates. £8,000 to £12,000
    <center><b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>The Library and Picture Collection of the late Martin Woolf Orskey<br>June 26</b>
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>June 26:</b> Campbell, Patrick. <i>Travels in the Interior Inhabited Parts of North America,</i> 1st edition, 1793. Howes C101; Sabin 10264. Uncut in original boards. £5,000 to £8,000
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>June 26:</b> Hearne, Samuel. <i>A Journey from Prince of Wales's Fort in Hudson's Bay, to the Northern Ocean,</i> 1st edition, 1795. Sabin 31181. Large-paper copy. £2,000 to £3,000
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>June 26:</b> Edgeworth, Maria. <i>The Match Girl, A Novel,</i> 1808. £1,000 to £1,500
  • <b>Chiswick Auctions:</b> Rowling (J.K). <i>Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone,</i> FIRST EDITION, first issue, 1997. £15,000 to £20,000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, seeking consignments:</b> Thornton (Samuel). <i>A Large Drought of the North Part of China Shewing…the Harbour of Chusan,</i> copper engraved map, 1711. £600 to £800
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, seeking consignments:</b> Stuart (Helen). Portrait of a Maori, over-painted gelatin silver print, signed and dated, 1885. £4,000 to £6,000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, seeking consignments:</b> Picasso (Pablo). Minotaure vaincu, plate 89 from La Suite Vollard , signed, Paris, 1939. £4,000 to £5,000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, seeking consignments:</b> Pissarro (Camille). Vachère au Bord de l'Eau, NUMBER 14 OF 100 PROOFS, etching, 1890. £800 to £1,200
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, seeking consignments:</b> Einstein (Albert). Copy of typewritten script of the episode "The Atom" of the TV programme "Your World Tomorrow", signed by Einstein. £2,000 to £3,000

Rare Book Monthly

Articles - March - 2014 Issue

Auctions in March

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There will be almost a hundred auctions this month

Auctions in March


For the month of March 89 auctions in the books, manuscripts, maps and ephemera category are scheduled.  The pace of sales is brisk, the year over year comparison suggests we’ll see 95+ events on the calendar in a few weeks.

 

As has now been reported elsewhere in AE Monthly by Mike Stillman, the median lot realization at auction rebounded in 2013 for the first time in 5 years, up some 7%.

 

The auctions in March so far suggest the trend toward a more eclectic mix of printed items continues to intensify.  Comics and movie posters, autographs, and prints are now every day offerings sitting side by side with the books, manuscripts, maps and ephemera that have over the past ten years dominated the category.

 

To some extent the early indicators of what will soon become mainstream are the intense and fresh offerings at the independent fairs where, if you have a heartbeat and the price of a table you can present your best thinking and your ideas on where collecting in the category is going.  From there to the mainstream, to price guides, into dealer and auction catalogues is then only a short journey if seasoned professionals in the field endorse the direction.

 

The auctions represent the day-to-day reality and the unscripted shows a window on tomorrow.  Based on the auction mix we are now knee-deep in transition from ‘what we know’ to what the field is becoming.  So it’s interesting and complex.     

Sun. Mar. 2nd 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 2/26
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet Bidstart 2/26

Mon. Mar. 3rd 
Skinner. Boston. Prints - Internet bidstart 2/24

Tue. Mar. 4th 
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. Autographs
Christies. New York. TWO DISTINGUISHED AMERICAN COLLECTIONS:THE ESTATE OF THE HON. NOREEN DREXEL, NEWPORT, R.I., THE ESTA. 3 lots 
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 55 lots 
Bonhams. San Francisco. Asian Decorative Arts - Woodblock Prints, Reference Books. 13 lots 

Wed. Mar. 5th 
Bonhams. London. Single Owner Law Sale Part 1. 472 lots 
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books, Maps and Historical Documents
Sothebys. London. 1000 Ways of Seeing - Prints. 52 lots 

Thu. Mar. 6th 
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Natural History
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Antiquarian Books. 230 lots 
Swann Galleries. New York. 19th & 20th Century Prints & Drawings. 661 lots 
ALDE. Paris. Library of Amateur Architecture, from Vitruvius to Ledoux. 148 lots 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 2/27

Fri. Mar. 7th 
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Prints and Books. 23 lots 
Rossini. Paris. Prints

Sat. Mar. 8th 
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. Comic Strips

Sun. Mar. 9th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 3/2
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet Bidstart 3/2

Mon. Mar. 10th 
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. American Experience: African American Photographs

Tue. Mar. 11th 
Doyle New York. New York. Prints
Sothebys. Paris. Felix Marcilhac, Private Collection
Archives International Auctions. FORT LEE,. U.S. and Worldwide Scripophily

Wed. Mar. 12th 
Beaussant Lefevre. Paris. Books and Manuscripts
Dorotheum . Vienna. Books and Decorative Prints
ERA Encheres. Villefranche sur Saône. Books, Manuscripts and Photographs
Grays Auctioneers. Cleveland, . Prints
Addison and Sarova. Macon. Rare and Fine Books in All Fields. 170 lots 
Kestenbaum and Company. New York. Judaica: Books and Manuscripts
RR Auction. Amherst. Rare Manuscript, Document & Autograph - bidstart 2/21

Thu. Mar. 13th 
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Bibliophile
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Books with Material from the Pacific School of Religion
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Laguna Beach. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 3/6. 146 lots 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 3/6

Fri. Mar. 14th 
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Estate of Harold K. Hill Antiques - Prints, Books

Sat. Mar. 15th 
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints and Photographs
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Texana. 237 lots 
Blacksparrow. Sun Valley. Posters and Art - Internet bidstart 2/17

Sun. Mar. 16th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 3/9
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet Bidstart 3/9

Tue. Mar. 18th 
Sothebys. London. Prints and Multiples
Henri Godts Books and Prints Auctions. Bruxelles . Prints, Books, Maps
Paige Auction. Portland. Collectors Sale - Ephemera
Audap and Mirabaud. PARIS. 25791
Dorotheum . Vienna. Automobilia

Wed. Mar. 19th 
Bonhams. London. Books, Maps, Manuscripts and Historical Photographs
Christies. London - King Street. Prints
Woolley and Wallis. Salisbury. Prints
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Exeter. Books, Maps and Prints
Pierre Berge and Associes. Paris. Ancient and Modern Books
Christies. London - King Street. James Ensor Prints - The Mira Jacob Collection

Thu. Mar. 20th 
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Library of a Gentleman
RR Auction. Amherst. Marvels of Modern Music - Internet bidstart 3/13
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 3/13

Fri. Mar. 21st 
Tajan. Paris. Antiquarian and Modern Prints
ALDE. Paris. Autographs

Sat. Mar. 22nd 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters

Sun. Mar. 23rd 
OSENAT. FONTAINEBLEAU. Empire at Fontainebleau
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 3/16
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet Bidstart 3/16

Mon. Mar. 24th 
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. Early Photographs

Tue. Mar. 25th 
JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung. Berlin. Autographs
Bonhams. Oxford . Printed Books, Maps and Photographs
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Prints

Wed. Mar. 26th 
Sothebys. Paris. Curiosity: A Modern Look
Rupert Toovey and Co. West Sussex. 1207
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. Books

Thu. Mar. 27th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Automobilia
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Modern and Contemporary Prints
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Books - Day 1
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Fine Books and Manuscripts
Swann Galleries. New York. Printed & Manuscript African Americana
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Americana - Trave - Maps and Views
Sothebys. London. Exploration & Discovery 1576-1939: The Library of Franklin Brooke-Hitching Part I, A-C
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 3/20

Fri. Mar. 28th 
Venator and Hanstein. Köln . Books, Graphics, Autographs
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Books - Day 2
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Print, Books and Photographs
Aspire Auctions. Cleveland. Prints - Bidstart 3/21

Sat. Mar. 29th 
Venator and Hanstein. Köln . Modern Art Graphics
Vermot de Pas. Paris. Comic Strips, Original Prints, Albums By-Products
OSENAT. FONTAINEBLEAU. The Spirit of the 20th Century
Morton Casa de Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Documents, Prints and Antiquarian and Modern Books
Alain and Evelyne Morel de Westgaver. 1050 Bruxelles. Books and Ephemera

Sun. Mar. 30th 
Bonhams. San Francisco. Prints
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 3/23
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet Bidstart 3/23

 

To search upcoming auctions use either the keyword or advanced search at the top of AE pages.  For auctions to come up ahead of the AED and BFS select upcoming auctions from the drop down menu to the left of the keyword search. 

Rare Book Monthly

  • <b>Christie’s Paris:</b> Blaise Cendrars and Fernand Léger, <i>La Fin du monde filmée par l’ange N.-D.,</i> Paris, Editions de la Sirène, 1919
    <b>Christie’s Paris:</b> André Breton, <i>Second manifeste du Surréalisme,</i> Paris, Editions Kra, 1930
    <b>Christie’s Paris:</b> Paul Eluard and Pablo Picasso, <i>La Barre d’appui,</i> Paris, Editions « Cahiers d’Art », 1936
    <b>Christie’s Paris:</b> Blaise Cendrars and Fernand Léger, <i>La Fin du monde filmée par l’ange N.-D.,</i> Paris, Editions de la Sirène, 1919
    <b>Christie’s Paris:</b> Hans Bellmer, <i>Die Puppe,</i> Paris, G.L.M., 1936
    <b>Christie’s Paris:</b> Salvador Dali, <i>La femme visible,</i> Paris, Editions Surréalistes, 1930
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Ian Fleming, <i>Goldfinger,</i> first edition, inscribed to Sir Henry Cotton, MBE, London, 1959. Sold for $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Joseph Brant, Mohawk Chief, ALS, writing after pledging support to King George III against American rebels, 1776. Sold for a record $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Sonia Delaunay, <i>Ses Peintures</i> . . ., 20 pochoir plates, Paris, 1925. Sold for a record $13,750.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Diana, Princess of Wales, 6 autograph letters signed to British <i>Vogue</i> editor, 1989-92. Sold for $10,400.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Alexander Hamilton, ALS, as Secretary of the Treasury covering costs of the new U.S. Mint, 1793. Sold for $12,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Benjamin Graham & David L. Dodd, <i>Security Analysis,</i> first edition, inscribed by Graham to a Wall Street trader, NY, 1934. Sold for $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> George Barbier & François-Louis Schmied, <i>Personnages de Comédie,</i> Paris, 1922. Sold for $9,375.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Alphonse Mucha, <i>Ilsée, Princesse de Tripoli,</i> Paris, 1897. Sold for a record $13,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Ralph Waldo Emerson, <i>The Dial,</i> first edition of the reconstituted issue, Emerson’s copy with inscriptions, Cincinnati, 1860. Sold for a record $3,250.

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