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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

  • <center><b>Doyle<br>Rare Books, Autographs & Maps<br>Timed auction, April 29</b>
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 1032. RATZER, BERNARD. Plan of the City of New York in North America, surveyed in the years 1766 & 1767. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 1011. [BROADSIDE]. Life, Last Words and Dying Confession, of Rachel Wall... $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 1055. BEATON, CECIL. Scrapbook prepared by Cecil Beaton over the period 1935-1944, with some later inclusions. $800 to $1,200.
    <center><b>Doyle<br>Rare Books, Autographs & Maps<br>Timed auction, April 29</b>
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 1051. ADDAMS, CHARLES. Original drawing "I hope the power doesn't go out until after Masterpiece Theatre." $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 1037. The Campaign Speeches of Nixon of Kennedy, inscribed to William Safire by Richard Nixon and secretarially for John Kennedy. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 1036. Celebration of the Commencement of Work on Rapid Transit Railroad. March 24th 1900, one o'clock, City Hall Park, New York. $200 to $300.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 1005. 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers signed baseball including Jackie Robinson. $3,000 to $5,000.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 15:</b> Frances Palmer, <i>Battle of Buena Vista,</i> chromolithograph, New York, 1847. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 15:</b> Antonio Colmenero de Ledesma, the earliest publication concerned solely with chocolate, first edition, Madrid, 1631. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 15:</b> Romans Bernard, <i>An Exact View of the Late Battle at Charlestown, June 17th, 1775,</i> engraving, 1776. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 15:</b> <i>A Short Narrative of the Horrid Massacre in Boston,</i> English edition, London, 1770. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 15:</b> William Soule, <i>Lodge of the Plains Indians,</i> albumen print, 1872. $1,500 to $2,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 15:</b> Manuscript document to enforce New York’s “Agreement of Non-Importation” during the heyday of the Sons of Liberty, New York, 1769. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 15:</b> Clarence Mackenzie, <i>Drummer Boy of the 13th Regiment of Brooklyn,</i> salt print with applied color, 1861. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 15:</b> Moses Lopez, <i>A Lunar Calendar,</i> first Jewish calendar published in America, Newport, RI, 1806. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 15:</b><br>The Book of Mormon, first edition, Palmyra, 1830. $30,000 to $40,000.
  • <center><b>Doyle<br>Stage & Screen<br>Auction April 28</b>
    <b>Doyle, Stage & Screen:</b> Lot 12. OKLAHOMA! Celeste Holm's vocal score for Oklahoma! inscribed by Richard Rodgers. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Doyle, Stage & Screen:</b> Lot 20. WILSON, DOOLEY. Fine inscribed photograph to Celeste Holm with Casablanca reference. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Doyle, Stage & Screen:</b> Lot 79. Original production script of the Broadway musical CATS with notes written by Claude Tessier. $600 to $900.
    <center><b>Doyle<br>Stage & Screen<br>Auction April 28</b>
    <b>Doyle, Stage & Screen:</b> Lot 139. STEPHEN SONDHEIM. Autographed musical manuscript signed for "Broadway Baby" from Follies. $500 to $800.
    <b>Doyle, Stage & Screen:</b> Lot 180.<br>Cecil Beaton. Headdress for Liza at the Ball, from My Fair Lady, circa 1962. $700 to $900.
    <b>Doyle, Stage & Screen:</b> Lot 177.<br>Cecil Beaton. Set Design for The Gainsborough Girls, 1951. $2,000 to $3,000.
  • <b>Old World Auctions (April 28):</b><br>Lot 54. Fanciful engraving of earth's interior with magma core and errupting volcanoes (1682). $1500 to $1800.
    <b>Old World Auctions (April 28):</b><br>Lot 165. Rare state of Jefferys' influential map of New England in contemporary color (1755). $8000 to $9500.
    <b>Old World Auctions (April 28):</b><br>Lot 177. Mouzon's foundation map of the Carolinas (1775). $10000 to $13000.
    <b>Old World Auctions (April 28):</b><br>Lot 183. Very rare first state of De Fer's map of the Lower Mississippi Valley (1715). $20000 to $25000.
    <b>Old World Auctions (April 28):</b><br>Lot 253. Scarce Scottish edition based on Ellicott's plan of Washington, D.C. (1796). $2400 to $3000.
    <b>Old World Auctions (April 28):</b><br>Lot 313. Stunning view of Philadelphia by John Bachmann (1850). $3250 to $4250.
    <b>Old World Auctions (April 28):</b><br>Lot 338. Rare Civil War map based on Bucholtz map of Virginia (1862). $9500 to $12000.
    <b>Old World Auctions (April 28):</b><br>Lot 667. First map to accurately show Luzon in Philippines (1590). $6000 to $7500.
    <b>Old World Auctions (April 28):</b><br>Lot 682. Rare map of Shanghai International Settlement published just after WWI (1918). $7000 to $9000.
    <b>Old World Auctions (April 28):</b><br>Lot 738. Coronelli's superb map of the Pacific showing the Island of California (1697) Est. $2400 - $3000
    <b>Old World Auctions (April 28):</b><br>Lot 743. A cornerstone piece in the mapping of Australia and New Zealand (1726) Est. $6000 - $7500
    <b>Old World Auctions (April 28):</b><br>Lot 781. An uncommon signature during Jefferson's Governorship of Virginia (1779) Est. $9500 - $11000
  • <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Collection of a Connoisseur:<br>History in Manuscript, Part 2<br>27 April 2021</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, through Apr. 27:</b><br>Ronald Reagan. Series of 37 letters to Senator George Murphy, and related material, 1968-90. £50,000 to £70,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, through Apr. 27:</b><br>Chaim Weizmann. Autograph letter signed, to General Sir Gilbert Clayton, 6 September 1918. £20,000 to £30,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, through Apr. 27:</b><br>Sir Winston Churchill. Autograph letter signed, to Pamela, Lady Lytton, 1942. £20,000 to $30,000.
    <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Collection of a Connoisseur:<br>History in Manuscript, Part 2<br>27 April 2021</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, through Apr. 27:</b><br>Oscar Wilde. Five autograph letters signed, to Alsager Vian, 1887. £15,000 to £20,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, through Apr. 27:</b><br>Napoleon I. Letter signed to Admiral Ganteaume, ordering the invasion of England, 22 August 1805. £10,000 to £15,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, through Apr. 27:</b><br>Horatio, Viscount Nelson, and Emma Hamilton. Two autograph letter signed, to Catherine and George Matcham, 1805. £6,000 to £8,000.

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