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Articles - April - 2014 Issue

Auctions in April

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For the month of April 107 auctions are scheduled in the books, manuscripts, maps and ephemera categories.  About half of these sales are scheduled in New York during the first 10 days to coincide with the New York Book and Shadow Fairs.

Tue. Apr. 1st 
Christies. New York. Rare Maps from Kenneth Nebenzahl, Inc.. 180 lots 
Sothebys. London. Made in Britain. 87 lots 
Sothebys. New York. Gordon Waldorf Collection. 50 lots 
Sothebys. New York. The John James Audubon Collection from the Indiana Historical Society. 2 lots 
Sothebys. New York. The Inventive Eye: Photographs from a Private Collection. 31 lots 
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Books and Manuscripts. 200 lots 
Audap and Mirabaud. PARIS. Jacques Faizant. 323 lots 
Christies. New York. Interiors - Prints. 17 lots 
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 64 lots 

Wed. Apr. 2nd 
Sothebys. New York. Photographs. 187 lots 
Heritage Auctions. New York. Rare Books. 1051 lots 
Kedem Auction. Jerusalem . Books, Manuscripts and Rabbinic Letters. 425 lots 

Thu. Apr. 3rd 
Christies. New York. The Range of Light: Photographs by Ansel Adams. 25 lots 
Swann Galleries. New York. Astronomy & Science Books from The Library of Martin C. Gutzwiller. 207 lots 
Heritage Auctions. New York. Historical Manuscripts. 429 lots 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 3/27. 383 lots 

Fri. Apr. 4th 
Christies. New York. Photographs. 212 lots 
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Books, Prints, Photographs. 40 lots 

Sat. Apr. 5th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Manuscripts
Christies. Paris. Comic Strips
Heritage Auctions. New York. Photographs. 342 lots 
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. Information at a Glance twentieth century # 5 - Contemporary Art and Design - Prints and Photographs. 74 lots 
Arader Galleries. Philadelphia, . Natural History and Americana. 186 lots 

Sun. Apr. 6th 
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Rare Books and Ephemera
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet Bidstart 3/30
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics -Internet bidstart 3/30
Carlsen Gallery. Greenville, NY. Spring Sale - Prints. 12 lots 
Adams Amsterdam Auctions. Amsterdam. Rare Books and Prints. 110 lots 

Mon. Apr. 7th 
Heritage Auctions. Beverly Hills. Rare Books
Heritage Auctions. New York. Rare Books
Bonhams. New York. Treasures from the Caren Archive. 305 lots 
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. Marine

Tue. Apr. 8th 
Swann Galleries. New York. Printed & Manuscript Americana. 320 lots 
Bonhams. New York. Space History. 208 lots 
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. Movie Posters

Wed. Apr. 9th 
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books and Maps, Vintage Photographs
Kapandji Morhange. Paris. Books
Doyle New York. New York. Rare Books, Autographs and Photgraphs. 353 lots 
Rossini. Paris. Prints and Photographs. 18 lots 
Sothebys. London. Islamic World - Books, Manuscripts. 62 lots 

Thu. Apr. 10th 
Christies. London -South Kensington. Travel, Science and Natural History
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Fine Illustrated Travel and Military History
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Bibliophile
Freemans. Philadelphia. Books, Maps & Manuscripts
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Geography. 259 lots 
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Books
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 4/3
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. Americana - Prints, Ephemera
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Rare Books. 367 lots 
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Incunabula. 271 lots 

Fri. Apr. 11th 
Freemans. Philadelphia. Posters & Other Graphics
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Lancaster. Rare and Used Books
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Modern Literature
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Literature of the 17th - 19th Century
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Autographs

Sat. Apr. 12th 
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints and Photographs
Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH. Berlin-Schoneberg. Rare Books, Prints and Photographs
Blacksparrow. Sun Valley. Hollywood's Leading Men and Women. 13 lots 
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Modern Literature and Prints

Sun. Apr. 13th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet Bidstart 4/6
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics -Internet bidstart 4/6

Mon. Apr. 14th 
Minerva Auctions Roma. Roma. Prints, Books

Tue. Apr. 15th 
Bonhams. London. Grosvenor School and Avant Garde British Printing. 107 lots 
Bonhams. London. Marine

Wed. Apr. 16th 
Christies. London -South Kensington. Prints and Multiples
Artcurial. Paris. Books and Manuscripts
RR Auction. Amherst. Rare Manuscript, Document & Autograph - bidstart 3/21

Thu. Apr. 17th 
Aguttes. Neuilly-sur-Seine . Books
Swann Galleries. New York. The Vernacular Eye: Photographic Albums, Snapshots & Objects
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Antiquarian Books
Tajan. Paris. Photographs
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 4/10
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Laguna Beach. Antiquarian Books

Sun. Apr. 20th 
OSENAT. FONTAINEBLEAU. The Empire at Fontainebleau
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 4/13
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics -Internet bidstart 4/13

Tue. Apr. 22nd 
Rupert Toovey and Co. West Sussex. Photographs, Autographs and Ephemera
Bonhams. San Francisco. Prints and Multiples

Wed. Apr. 23rd 
Christies. New York. Prints and Multiples
Rupert Toovey and Co. West Sussex. Prints
Tajan. Paris. Russian Library

Thu. Apr. 24th 
Swann Galleries. New York. Modernist Posters
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Americana and Western Memorabilia
RR Auction. Amherst. Titanic Internet bidstart 4/17
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 4/17
Aguttes. Neuilly-sur-Seine . Books and Ancient Documents

Fri. Apr. 25th 
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Books, Prints
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Maps & Atlases incl. a Private Collection of Cartographic

Sat. Apr. 26th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Entertainment
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Hudson. Prints
Artcurial. Paris. Comic Strips
Vermot de Pas. Paris. Bibliophily

Sun. Apr. 27th 
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books and Ephemera
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 4/20
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics -Internet bidstart 4/20

Mon. Apr. 28th 
ALDE. Paris. Modern Books
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. Cartoons
Dorotheum . Vienna. Prints Before 1900

Tue. Apr. 29th 
Bonhams. Oxford . Printed Books, Maps and Photographs
Sothebys. London. Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History
Swann Galleries. New York. Old Master Through Modern Prints
Doyle New York. New York. Old Master, Modern and Contemporary Prints
Sothebys. London. The Gustav Leonhardt Collection, Property from the Bartolotti House, Amsterdam
Sothebys. Paris. The Library of an English Bibliophile Part IV

Wed. Apr. 30th 
Bolaffi Ambassador Auctions. Turin. Antiquarian Books and Autographs
Christies. Paris. Ancient Books, Art Books, and Manuscripts
Grays Auctioneers. Cleveland, . Prints

Whatever your interests, between the two fairs and the auctions you’ll have plenty of opportunities to make interesting purchases.

Rare Book Monthly

  • <b>Bonhams, Mar 12:</b> Walt Whitman. <i>Leaves of Grass.</i> First edition, first issue, SIGNED in block letters by Whitman. 1855. $200,000 to $300,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 12:</b> Isaac Newton's copy of John Greave's <i>Pyramidographia,</i> London, 1646. $50,000 to $70,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 12:</b> Colonel John Mosby. Robert E. Lee's autograph letter to Samuel Cooper reporting on Mosby's exploits, with Cooper's autograph note ordering his appointment to Major.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 12:</b> Gyula Halasz Brassai. Large archive of autograph and typed letters, over 260, to his family including his wife Gilberte, 1947-1978. $40,000 to $60,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 12:</b> Archive of drawings and letters from Harper Lee to Charles Carruth, including an inscribed first edition of <i>To Kill a Mockingbird.</i> $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 11:</b> VESALIUS, ANDREAS. 1514-1564. <i>De humani corporis fabrica libri septem.</i> Basel: Johannes Oporinus, June 1543. $300,000 to $500,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 11:</b> HARVEY, WILLIAM. 1578-1657. <i>De motu cordis & sanguinis in animalibus Anatomica Exercitatio.</i> Leiden: Joannis Maire, 1639. $25,000 to $35,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 11:</b> BERENGARIO DA CARPI, GIACOMO. 1460-1530. <i>Isagogae breves perlucide ac uberrimae in Anatomiam humani corporis.</i> Bologna: Benedictus Hectoris, 15 July 1523. $15,000 to $25,000
    <b>Bonhams NY, Mar 11:</b> FRANKLIN, BENJAMIN. 1706-1790. <i>Experiments and Observations on Electricity, made at Philadelphia in America…</i> London, 1769. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Bonhams NY, Mar 11:</b> BENIVIENI, ANTONIO. 1443-1502. <i>De abditis nonnullis ac mirandis morborum et sanationum causis.</i>Florence: Filippo Giunta, 1507. $8,000 to $12,000
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 7:</b> Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, <i>El Ingenioso Hildalgo Don Quixote de la Mancha . . . Nueva Edición,</i> first Ibarra edition, Madrid, 1780. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 7:</b> Illuminated Prayer Book in Latin and French, France, 1530-40s. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 7:</b> Illuminated Book of Hours in Latin, France, mid-15th century. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 7:</b><br><i>Die Ernsthaffte Christenpflicht,</i> earliest known edition of the first complete Mennonite prayer book, 1708. $300 to $500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 7:</b> Georg Agricola, <i>De ortu & causis subterraneorum Lib V.,</i> first edition, Basel, 1546. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 7:</b> Frederick Ruysch, <i>Icon durae matris in concava [convexa] superficie visae,</i> with 2 mezzotints by Jan Ladmiral, first edition, Amsterdam, 1737. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 7:</b> Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen, <i>Eine Neue Art von Strahlen,</i> Würzburg, 1895. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 7:</b> Pietro Carrera, <i>Il Gioco de gli Scacchi,</i> first edition, Militello, 1617. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 7:</b> William Lithgow, <i>The Totall Discourse, of the Rare Adventures</i> [etc.], London, 1632. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 7:</b> Michel de Nostradamus, <i>The True Prophecies or Prognostications,</i> first complete edition in English, London, 1672. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 7:</b> Pseudo-Methodius, <i>De revelatione facta . . . beato Methodio,</i> Basel, 1504. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Mar 7:</b> Hrabanus Maurus, <i>De laudibus sancte crucis opus,</i> Pforzheim, 1503. $1,000 to $2,000.
  • <b>Chiswick Auctions: Autographs & Memorabilia. February 28, 2019</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Feb 28:</b> Autograph album featuring signatures by prominent actors, politicians, musicians and authors, including Rudolph Valentino. £1,000 to £1,500
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Feb 28:</b> An extremely rare working radio script for Crazy People No 29, the first series of <i>The Goon Show.</i> £600 to £800
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Feb 28:</b> Manuscript prayer book, in German. 8vo, 1755 £800 to £1,200
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Feb 28:</b> Italian Manuscript on Geometry, with diagrams, 18th century. £500 to £700
    <b>Chiswick Auctions: Ornithology, Zoology & Voyages. February 27, 2019</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Feb 27:</b> Thorburn (Archibald). Sparrowhawk, original watercolour & gouache, signed & dated lower right, 1917. £1,500 to £2,000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Feb 27:</b> Burton (Sir Richard Francis). <i>Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to El-Medinah and Meccah.</i> 3 vol., FIRST EDITION, 1855-56. £1,000 to £1,500
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Feb 27:</b> [Mount (Richard) & Page (Thomas)]. <i>The English Pilot. Describing the Sea-Coasts…</i> 31 engraved maps, W. & J. Mount, T. Page, 1756 £4000 to £6000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions: Ornithology, Zoology & Voyages. February 27, 2019</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Feb 27:</b> D’apres De Mannevillette (Jean-Baptiste Nicolas Denis). <i>Le Neptune Oriental.</i> Paris & Brest, [1775 – 1781]. £10,000 to £15,000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Feb 27:</b> Loring (Josiah). Terrestrial Globe Containing all the Late Discoveries and Geographical Improvements. Boston, Gilman Joslin, 1846, £800 to £1,200
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Feb 27:</b> Shelley (G. E., Capt.). <i>A Monograph of the Nectariniidae, or Family of Sun-birds,</i> FIRST EDITION, by the Author, 1876-80. £4,000 to £6,000
  • <b>Bonhams: Treasures from the Eric C. Caren Collection: How History Unfolds on Paper, Part VII (Online). March 6-14, 2019</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> Albert Einstein A remarkable letter on God in English, one of his most eloquent and quoted, 1 p, July 2, 1945. $100,000 to $150,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> Benjamin Lincoln's commission as Major General in the Continental Army, February 19th, 1777. $60,000 to $90,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> Broadside. A Poem Upon the Bloody Engagement That Was Fought on Bunker's-Hill. 1775. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> Early, full printing of the Star-Spangled Banner in The Yankee, October 7, 1814. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> Paul Revere. Engraving, “The Boston Massacre Perpetrated on March 5, 1770," in <i>Massachusett's Calendar 1772.</i> $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Bonhams: Treasures from the Eric C. Caren Collection: How History Unfolds on Paper, Part VII (Online). March 6-14, 2019</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> Earliest known newspaper coverage of Babe Ruth, "a St Mary's schoolboy," Baltimore, April 4, 1914. $6,000 to $9,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> Franklin, Benjamin. <i>The Independent Whig.</i> First Magazine Published in America, Philadelphia: Keimer, 1723-4. $15,000 to $20,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> Smith, Joseph. <i>The Book of Mormon.</i> Palmyra: Printed by E.B. Grandin for the Author, 1830. First printing. $40,000 to $60,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> Last Words of Joseph Smith. Autograph Letter Signed from a Mormon disciple, conveying a contemporary account of the Prophet's final words, Nauvoo, July 27, 1844. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> John Brown's Body. Autograph Letter Signed from the daughter of John Brown attempting to arrange the return of her father's body, North Elba, Essex Co, NY, November 29, 1859. $4,000 to $6,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> Powell Expedition. Autograph diary of Rhodes C. Allen kept during the Powell Expedition of 1868, June 29, 1868 - November 16, 1868. $20,000 to $40,000

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