• <b>ANZAAB Joint Catalogue:</b> BULLER, Walter Lawry. <i>A HISTORY OF THE BIRDS OF NEW ZEALAND.</i> London, Van Voorst, 1873. Special De-Luxe edition of this already rare work.
    <b>ANZAAB Joint Catalogue:</b> GIBBS, May. <i>Gum-Nut Babies.</i> Sydney: Angus and Robertson, Ca. 1918.
    <b>ANZAAB Joint Catalogue:</b> SWIFT, Jonathan. <i>TRAVELS INTO SEVERAL REMOTE NATIONS OF THE WORLD.</i> London: Printed for Benj.Motte. 1727.
    <b>ANZAAB Joint Catalogue:</b> JUKES, Joseph Beete. <i>NARRATIVE OF THE SURVEYING VOYAGE OF H.M.S. FLY…</i> London: T. & W. Boone, 1847. First Edition.
    <b>ANZAAB Joint Catalogue:</b> <i>SOMERVILLE, E OE. IN THE VINE COUNTRY.</i> London: W H Allen & Co Limited, 1893.
    <b>ANZAAB Joint Catalogue:</b> MAWE, John. <i>The voyager’s companion, or shell collector’s pilot.</i> London : 1825. Rare.
    <b>ANZAAB Joint Catalogue:</b> PARKINSON, John. <i>Theatrum Botanicum, The Theater of Plants…</i> London, Thomas Cotes, 1640.
    <b>ANZAAB Joint Catalogue:</b> c. 1150 decorated MONASTIC MISSAL LEAF, Southern Germany/Austria.
    <b>ANZAAB Joint Catalogue:</b> LEGGE, Captain W. Vincent. <i>A HISTORY OF THE BIRDS OF CEYLON.</i> London, The Author, 1880.
    <b>ANZAAB Joint Catalogue:</b> AUNT HANNAH. <i>SOME ADVENTURES IN THE LIFE OF A COCKATOO.</i> Published in New York by R. Shugg and Co., 1872.
  • <center><b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers<br>Christmas Rare Books<br>& Collectors’ Sale<br>9 & 10 December 2020</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> Joyce (James), <i>Ulysses,</i> 4to, Paris: (Shakespeare & Co.) 1922, First Edn. €7,000 to €9,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> Of the Utmost Rarity with Swift Association. Harward (Michael). <i>Philomath. A New Almanack for the Year of Our Lord,</i> 1666. €6,000 to €9,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> With Full Complement of Hand Coloured & Other Plates. Rosellini (Ippolito). <i>Monumenti dell Egitto e della Nubia,</i> Vols. I, II, & III Plate Volumes only. €5,000 to €7,000.
    <center><b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers<br>Christmas Rare Books<br>& Collectors’ Sale<br>9 & 10 December 2020</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> With Magnificent Hand Coloured Plates. [Bivort, Debabay, & others] <i>Annales de Pomologie,</i> 8 vols., folio, Brussels, 1853-1861. €4,000 to €6,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> With Very Fine Coloured Plates & Illustrations. Barbier (George) Vogel (Lucien) & others, <i>Gazette du Bon Ton - Arts-modes et frivolities, </i> 1914 to 1922. €4,000 to €6,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> “I have seen War... I hate War," Signed Presentation Copy to William C. Bullitt, Roosevelt (Franklin D.) August 14, 1936. €3,000 to €4,000.
    <center><b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers<br>Christmas Rare Books<br>& Collectors’ Sale<br>9 & 10 December 2020</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> Victorian Hostess & Horticulturist. An Important Collection Relating to Lady Dorothy Nevill (1826-1913). €2,500 to €3,200.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> Fine Original Portrait Photos of The O'Brien Ladies by Margaret Cameron. Two black and white Photos, each 8" x 10". €1,200 to €1,800.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> James Hume Nesbitt Illustrations: A collection of twelve pen and ink Drawings and Etchings intended for publication as book of illustrations for his thriller novels. €800 to €1,200.
    <center><b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers<br>Christmas Rare Books<br>& Collectors’ Sale<br>9 & 10 December 2020</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> Attributed to Kitagawa Utamavo (1753-1806). A pair of attractive colourful woodblock prints, of Court Ladies in decorative robes with numerous stamps and script. €800 to €1,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> Contemporaneous Notes from Captain Cook's Voyage Travel: [Anon] <i>Voyage to the South Sea by Mr. Banks, Mr. Parkinson and Dr. Solender, with Capt. Cooke,</i> a 7 page m/ss document. €700 to €1,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> Very Rare First U.K. Edition with Yellow Paper Band. Herbert (Frank). <i>Dune,</i> 8vo London (Victor Gollancz Ltd.) 1966. €500 to €700.
  • <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>English Literature, History, Science,<br>Children’s Books and Illustrations<br>1 – 8 December, 2020</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 1-8 Dec.:</b> JAMES OF MILAN | <i>Pricking of love,</i> illuminated manuscript in Middle English [England, fifteenth century]. £60,000 to £80,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 1-8 Dec.:</b> BEARDSLEY | <i>The Toilet of Helen,</i> original ink drawing for Savoy, 1895. £30,000 to £50,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 1-8 Dec.:</b> DICKENS | <i>A Christmas Carol,</i> 1844, seventh edition, presentation copy inscribed by the author. £20,000 to £30,000.
    <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>English Literature, History, Science,<br>Children’s Books and Illustrations<br>1 – 8 December, 2020</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 1-8 Dec.:</b> DARWIN | <i>For Private Distribution... Extracts from Letters addressed to Professor Henslow...,</i> 1835, original wrappers. £70,000 to £90,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 1-8 Dec.:</b> DEFOE | Autograph manuscript poem, 'Resignation', 1708. £20,000 to £30,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 1-8 Dec.:</b> GRAHAME | <i>The Wind in the Willows,</i> 1908, first edition, dust-jacket. £12,000 to £16,000.

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

  • <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>December Sale<br>December 5, 2020</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> SHERBURNE, BRANTZ, and WIRGMAN. The Original Drawings of the First Modern Scientific Survey of the Patapsco River and Chesapeake Bay. $350,000 to $500,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> LAFON, Barthelemy. The Earliest Comprehensive Survey of Louisiana and its Adjacent Regions. $350,000 to $450,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> Giacomo GASTALDI. The Most Important Renaissance Wall Map of Asia Published in the 16th Century – with all four sheets having full margins. $300,000 to $400,000.
    <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>December Sale<br>December 5, 2020</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> CAO, Junyi. The Most Important Map of China to Come to Market in 50 Years. One of only three known copies of the last Ming Dynasty world map. $325,000 to $375,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> ORTELIUS, Abraham. Ortelius Atlas Spanish 1588 Magnificently Rich Original Hand Color in Full. $225,000 to $350,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> An Exceptionally Fine and Historically Important Manuscript Map Showing the Origins of Texas in the 19th Century. $250,000 to $350,000.
    <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>December Sale<br>December 5, 2020</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> PRICE, William and BONNER, John. Map of Boston 1769. $225,000 to $325,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> John James AUDUBON. Audubon’s Brilliant Icon, That Has Never Been Equaled for Drama. $150,000 to $250,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> Pierre-Joseph REDOUTE. Original Watercolor, Red Lily. $175,000 to $250,000.
    <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>December Sale<br>December 5, 2020</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> John James AUDUBON. The Most Famous Image of a Bird in All of History. $150,000 to $200,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> Martin WALDSEEMULLER. The Finest Example in Existence of Martin Waldseemuller’s Map of the New World, with Spectacular Full Original Color. $150,000 to $200,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> GORDON, Peter. The First State of the First View of Savannah: The Template for American Urban Planning. $100,000 to $150,000.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Bernardus Sylvanus, one of the earliest printed maps of the New World, woodcut, Venice, 1511. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Johannes Blaeu, <i>Nova et Accuratissima Totius Terrarum Orbis Tabula,</i> Amsterdam, 1662. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Emanuel Bowen & John Gibson, <i>Atlas Minimus,</i> miniature atlas, London, 1758. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Henry Andrews, <i>The Botanist's Repository for New & Rare Plants,</i> London, 1797-1815. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> John James Audubon, <i>Night Heron or Qua Bird, Plate CCXXXVI,</i> hand-colored aquatint, 1835. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Basilius Besler, group of 30 folio engravings, <i>Hortus Eystettensis,</i> Eichstatt, 1613. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Henri Chatelain, <i>Carte Tres Curieuse de la Mer du Sud...,</i> Amsterdam, 1719. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Arnoldus Montanus, <i>Die Unbekante Neue Welt...,</i> German text edition, Amsterdam, 1673. $4,000 to $6,000.
  • <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Livres et Manuscrits<br>7 – 15 December, 2020</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 7 – 15 Dec.:</b> [RELIURE BRODÉE]. <i>Horae beatissimae...</i> Anvers, 1570. Reliure brodée de la Renaissance aux armes du duc d'Anjou. €50,000 to €70,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 7 – 15 Dec.:</b> ARTOIS, comte d', futur Charles X. 75 lettres autographes au comte de Vaudreuil entre 1792 et 1804. €15,000 to €20,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 7 – 15 Dec.:</b> [Pascal, Blaise]. <i>Lettres de A. Dettonville ...</i> Paris, 1658-1659. Rarissime édition originale en reliure de l'époque. €30,000 to €50,000.
    <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Livres et Manuscrits<br>7 – 15 December, 2020</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 7 – 15 Dec.:</b> Aragon, Louis. Ens. de 8 ouvrages avec envois à Jacques Lacan, dont "Blanche et l'oubli", 1967, sur grand papier. €2,000 to €3,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 7 – 15 Dec.:</b> Fermat, Pierre de. <i>Varia opera mathematica.</i> Toulouse,1679. Petit in-folio. Edition originale. De la bibliothèque de Jacques Lacan. €6,000 to €8,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 7 – 15 Dec.:</b> Leduc, Violette. <i>La Bâtarde.</i> 1958-1963. Important manuscrit autographe, premier jet. 20 cahiers, env 2048 p. ms. €40,000 to €60,000.

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