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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 Printed Books, Maps and Historical Documents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

  • <center><b>iGavel Auctions<br>Antiquarian and Other Books<br>September 14 – October 12</b>
    <b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b> Athanasius. <i>Illustrium Virorum Opuscula,</i> Paris, 1500. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b> <i>The New Testament of Jesus Christ, Translated Faithfully into English,</i> Rheims, John Fogny, 1582. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b> Stith, William. <i>The First History of Virginia printed in America,</i> [Williamsburg, 1747]. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <center><b>iGavel Auctions<br>Antiquarian and Other Books<br>September 14 – October 12</b>
    <b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b><br>S. Bonaventure. <i>Commentarius in Secundum Librum Sententiarum Petri Lombardi,</i> Venice, 1477. $2,000 to $4,000.
    <b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b> Juvenalis, Junii. <i>Satyrae,</i> with the commentary of Domitius Calderinus, Venice, 1475. $2,000 to $4,000.
    <b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b> Horatius Flaccus, Quintus. <i>Opera.</i> Ed. with commentary of Christophorus Landinus, Florence, 1482. $2,000 to $4,000.
    <center><b>iGavel Auctions<br>Antiquarian and Other Books<br>September 14 – October 12</b>
    <b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b> Scotus, Duns. <i>Quaestiones in Quattuor Libros Sententiarum,</i> 1476-1477. $2,000 to $4,000.
    <b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b> Polidori, John. <i>The Vampyre, A Tale,</i> Paris, 1819. $1,000 to $2,000.
    <b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b> Stowe, Harriet Beecher. <i>Uncle Tom's Cabin,</i> Vol. I and II, 1852, and a Later Edition, 1885. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <center><b>iGavel Auctions<br>Antiquarian and Other Books<br>September 14 – October 12</b>
    <b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b> Twain, Mark. <i>The Adventures of Tom Sawyer,</i> 1877 [and] <i>The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,</i> 1885. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b> Book of Hours, Illuminated Vellum, Calendar of Months, 15th century. $600 to $900.
    <b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b> <i>Picturesque,</i> America, Europe, Palestine, and Russia, 1872-1885. $400 to $600.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> C.F. Payne, <i>Micawber—Imitating Norman Rockwell's "Triple self-portrait,"</i> acrylic, watercolor & colored pencil, 2002. Sold June 2021 for $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Jane Russell, archive of letters written during a whaling voyage, 1840s. Sold July 2021 for $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Guild of Women Binders, exhibition binding of A.F. Pollard’s <i>Henry VIII,</i> London, 1902. Sold July 2021 for $12,350.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Robert Frost, <i>Collected Poems,</i> author’s presentation copy, signed, with entirety of <i>Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening</i> inscribed, NY, 1930. Sold June 2021 for $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> James Joyce, <i>Ulysses,</i> deluxe limited issue, signed, London, 1936. Sold June 2021 for $21,250.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Mercator [family], <i>[World and Continents],</i> 5 double-page maps, Amsterdam, c. 1633. Sold June 2021 for $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> George Schlegel, <i>New York, Taken from Central Park,</i> hand-finished color-tinted lithograph, 1874. Sold June 2021 for $11,250.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Nicolaus Copernicus, <i>De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium,</i> second edition, Basel, 1566. Sold April 2021 for $75,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Book of Hours, Use of Utrecht, illuminated manuscript, c. 1435-45. Sold April 2021 for $60,000.
  • <b><center>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>& Works on Paper<br>30th September 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> Bible, English. The Holy Bible, Second Folio edition, the "Great She Bible", engraved More-Speed 1611 map of Canaan, Robert Barker, 1613-11. £7,000 to £10,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> Galilei (Galileo). <i>Opere,</i> 2 vol., first collected edition, Bologna, Heirs of Dozza for Carlo Manolessi, 1656-1655. £4,000 to £6,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> Venetian choirbook.- Single leaf from a 13th century Venetian antiphonal, with large decorated initial, manuscript on vellum, Venice, [c.1260]. £6,000 to £8,000.
    <b><center>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>& Works on Paper<br>30th September 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> Petrarca (Francesco). <i>Rerum vulrgarium fragmenta,</i> decorated manuscript on paper, Italy, [second half of the 15th century]. £8,000 to £12,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> New York School of abstract expressionists.- Abbott (Mary Lee). [Sketch book of original artwork], [New York], 1945. £5,000 to £7,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> Contemporary colouring.- Nitzschewitz (Hermannus). <i>Novum beatae Mariaevirginis psalterium,</i> Zinna, Press of the Cistercian Monastery, 1493. £4,000 to £6,000.
    <b><center>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>& Works on Paper<br>30th September 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> Shakespeare source book.- Montemayor (Jorge de). Diana of George of Montemayor: translated out of Spanish into English by Bartholomew Yong, first edition in English, B[ishop]., 1598. £6,000 to £8,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> Milton (John). Poems of Mr. John Milton, Both English and Latin, Compos'd at several times, first edition, state with "S" in "S. Pauls" in imprint, 1645. £12,000 to £18,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> Greene (Graham). <i>The Power and the Glory,</i> first edition, 1940. £6,000 to £8,000.
    <b><center>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>& Works on Paper<br>30th September 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> Crowley (Aleister). View of the Tyrrhenian Sea, probably from the hill behind the abbey of Thelema, Cefalù, Sicily, charcoal, [1921]. £10,000 to £15,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> Fleming (Ian). <i>Casino Royale,</i> first edition, 1953. £12,000 to £18,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> China.- Thomson (John). <i>Illustrations of China and Its People,</i> 4 vol., first edition, 96 photographic plates, 1873-74. £15,000 to £20,000.
  • <b><center>Doyle<br>Rare Books, Autographs & Maps<br>September 23, 2021</b>
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 20. ADAMS, JOHN QUINCY. Letter to the editors of the Boston Atlas on slavery and its political ramifications, 1842. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 208. HEMINGWAY, ERNEST. <i>A Farewell To Arms.</i> New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1929. First edition. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 237. ADDAMS, CHARLES. Original drawing "Now Remember-act casual." $5,000 to $7,000.
    <b><center>Doyle<br>Rare Books, Autographs & Maps<br>September 23, 2021</b>
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 4. SMITH, ADAM. <i>An inquiry into the nature and causes of the wealth of nations.</i> Philadelphia, 1789. The first American edition. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 131. BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VON. <i>Cinquieme Sinfonie en ut mineur: C Moll de Louis Van Beethoven. Oeuvre 67.</i> First edition of the complete score. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 73. Chinese Export Painting. Album of twenty-three original Chinese natural history studies of flowers and insects. Likely Canton: circa 1850. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b><center>Doyle<br>Rare Books, Autographs & Maps<br>September 23, 2021</b>
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 241. GOREY, EDWARD. Original drawing "Cat Drawing Wallpaper." Signed in Pencil in lower right margin. $2,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 36. LINCOLN, ABRAHAM. Autograph note signed instructing Edwin Stanton to meet with the important African American abolitionist and officer Martin Delany. [Washington:] 21 February 1865. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 112. JONSON, BEN. <i>Workes</i>. London: William Stansby, 1616; Together with <i>Workes.</i> London: Richard Meighen,1640-41. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 161. STURGIS, LEE. <i>Salmon Fishing on Cain River, New Brunswick.</i> (Chicago:) Privately printed (for the author by Ralph Fletcher Seymour), 1919. First edition. $3,000 to $5,000.

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