• <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 - May - 2014 Issue

Auctions in May

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For the month of May 105 auctions are scheduled.  A few more will be announced as the month progresses.  The flow of auctions has become so insistent that the continuum of auctions is now self-sustaining.

Thu. May. 1st 
Swann Galleries. New York. Early Printed, Medical & Scientific Books. 291 lots 
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Asian Art - Books and Prints. 21 lots 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 4/24. 495 lots 
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Affordable Prints and Photographs. 127 lots 
Sothebys. New York. Prints. 357 lots 

Fri. May. 2nd 
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. 75172 Pforzheim. Old and Rare Books and Manuscripts. 5343 lots 

Sun. May. 4th 
Bonhams. Los Angeles. Entertainment Memorabilia, Including Animation Art. 93 lots 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 4/27. 432 lots 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics -Internet bidstart 4/27. 619 lots 
Freemans. Philadelphia. Modern and Contemporary Works of Art - Prints. 165 lots 

Mon. May. 5th 
Australian Book Auctions. Armadale, . The Military Sale. 461 lots 
Dorotheum . Vienna. Globes. 14 lots 
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Old Master Prints. 9 lots 

Tue. May. 6th 
Australian Book Auctions. Armadale, . The Gallery Sale. 239 lots 
Rossini. Paris. Prints
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 33 lots 

Wed. May. 7th 
Heritage Auctions. Beverly Hills. Pin-up, Pulp, and Illustration Art. 657 lots 
Zisska and Schauer. Munich . Antiquarian Books and Manuscripts. 625 lots 
Lyon and Turnbull. Edinburgh. Rare Books, Maps and Manuscripts. 365 lots 
Swann Galleries. New York. Art, Press & Illustrated Books. 307 lots 
Sothebys. London. Photographs. 148 lots 

Thu. May. 8th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 5/1
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Historic Autographs & Manuscripts with Archival Materia. 405 lots 
Zisska and Schauer. Munich . Literature and Children's Books. 389 lots 
Zisska and Schauer. Munich . Travel and Maps. 435 lots 

Fri. May. 9th 
Zisska and Schauer. Munich . Books and Prints. 499 lots 

Sat. May. 10th 
Northeast Auctions. Portsmouth. Prints
Rachel Davis Fine Arts. Cleveland. Fine and Decorative Arts - Prints. 368 lots 
Guillaumot Richard . Villefranche sur Saône. Hunting Library of Mr. E. B Château de La Palisse in Allier
Ferraton. Bruxelles. Antiquarian and Modern Books, Autographs, and Prints

Sun. May. 11th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 5/4
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics -Internet bidstart 15/4

Tue. May. 13th 
Burgersdijk and Niermans. Leiden. New and Antiquarian Books
Bolaffi Ambassador Auctions. Turin. Antiquarian Books and Autographs. 762 lots 
Swann Galleries. New York. Contemporary Art - Prints
Artcurial. Paris. Books and Manuscripts

Wed. May. 14th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Space. 345 lots 
ALDE. Paris. Modern Illustrated Books, Part II
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books and Maps
RR Auction. Amherst. Rare Manuscript, Document & Autograph - bidstart 4/25. 1180 lots 
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. Dada Surrealism - Books, Manuscripts, Photographs...
Kedem Auction. Jerusalem . Jewish and Israeli History and Culture, Israeli and International Art
Robert Siegel Galleries. New York. Worldwide Postal History

Thu. May. 15th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Bibliophile
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Fine Prints
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Collectors Sale - Ephemera
Sothebys. New York. Contemporary Art - Prints
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 5/8
Aguttes. Neuilly-sur-Seine . Ancient Books and Documents

Fri. May. 16th 
Romantic Agony Book and Print Auctions. Brussels. Books
PIASA. Paris. Ancient, Modern and Contemporary Photographs
Pierre Berge and Associes. Paris. Books
Gonnelli Casa DAste. Firenze. Books, Manuscripts, Prints. 400 lots 
Skinner. Boston. American and European Prints and Photography
Aspire Auctions. Cleveland. Prints and Photographs
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Pictures and Prints
Hauff and Auvermann. Berlin-Wilmersdorf. Spring Auction - Part I: Old and rare Books. Autographs.. 645 lots 
Hauff and Auvermann. Berlin-Wilmersdorf. Spring Auction - Part II. Old and rare Books. Engravings.

Sat. May. 17th 
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints and Photographs
Gonnelli Casa DAste. Firenze. Musical works, Autographs and signed books. 147 lots 
Profiles in History. Calabasas Hills. DEBBIE REYNOLDS – THE AUCTION FINALE - Ephemera
Hauff and Auvermann. Berlin-Wilmersdorf. Spring Auction - Part III: Modern books. Posters. Photography.
Hauff and Auvermann. Berlin-Wilmersdorf. Spring Sale - Part IV: Modern and contemporary Art.

Sun. May. 18th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 5/11
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics -Internet bidstart 5/11
Bonhams. Los Angeles. Period Art and Design - Prints

Mon. May. 19th 
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Important Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper
Ketterer Kunst Doerling. Hamburg. Rare Books, Manuscripts, Autographs, Decorative Prints, Maritime and North German Art

Tue. May. 20th 
Bubb Kuyper. 2011 KM Haarlem. Books, Manuscripts and Graphic Arts
Rupert Toovey and Co. West Sussex. Antiquarian and Collectors Books
Bonhams. Oxford . Law Books - Part II
Hauswedell and Nolte. Hamburg. Rare Books and Autographs
Artcurial. Paris. Photography
Artcurial. Paris. Limited Editions
Skinner. Boston. Prints and photography - Internet bidstart 5/13
Sothebys. London. Music and Continental Books and Manuscripts
Paige Auction. Portland. May Sale - Posters
Rossini. Paris. Prints
Robert Siegel Galleries. New York. U.S. Postal History

Wed. May. 21st 
Christies. London - King Street. Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts
Rupert Toovey and Co. West Sussex. Prints
ALDE. Paris. Antiquarian Books from the XIX Century Part I
Old World Auctions. Glen Allen. Antique Maps, Globes, Charts, Atlases & Vintage Graphics - online bidstart 5/7
Christies. London -South Kensington. Vintage Posters
Morton Casa de Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Antiquarian and Modern Documents, Prints and Books

Thu. May. 22nd 
Swann Galleries. New York. Autographs
RR Auction. Amherst. Space and Aviation - Internet bidstart 5/15
Sothebys. New York. American Art - Prints
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 5/15
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Books from the Library of Dr. Elmer Belt

Sat. May. 24th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Americana, Political
Artcurial. Paris. the Universe of the Creator of TinTin

Sun. May. 25th 
Artcurial. Paris. Comic Strips
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 5/18
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics -Internet bidstart 5/18

Tue. May. 27th 
Christies. Paris. Photo Fashion

Wed. May. 28th 
Grays Auctioneers. Cleveland, . Prints

Thu. May. 29th 
Christies. London -South Kensington. Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Automobilia
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Art - Prints
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Books - Day 1
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 5/22

Fri. May. 30th 
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Books - Day 2

Sat. May. 31st 
Skinner. Boston. Fine Books and Manuscripts

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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