Rare Book Monthly

Articles - August - 2014 Issue

Opportunities in Chicago: August 6th at Leslie Hindman

As you read this article the clock is clicking down for Leslie Hindman’s annual August auction of books, manuscripts and cartography.  The 406 lot sale is on the 6th, online viewing now ongoing and traditional in-person viewing scheduled from Sunday the 3rd through Tuesday the 5th at the firm’s offices in Chicago.

 

The Hindman August sale has traditionally been, and is again this year, eclectic but clearly characterized.  The categories are:

 

Travel, Exploration and Cartography, lots 1-36

Natural History, Science and Medicine, lots 37-63

Continental, lots 64-95

British History and Literature, lots 96-170

Americana, lots 171-234

Art, Architecture and Design, lots 235-280

Literature, Fine Press and Fine Bindings, Lots 281-407

 

The lots, across the board, are competitively estimated.  “We want this sale to be appealing both for established and new collectors” according to Mary Kohnke, Director of Books and Manuscripts.

 

Here are some of the interesting lots:

 

Lot 23.  [Asia] Brinkley, Captain F.  Oriental Series:  Japan and China.  Boston and Tokyo:  J. B. Millet, 1901-1902.  12 vols., red morocco.  Number 22 of 100 copies.  Estimated $800-1,000

 

Lot 36.  [Map] Stoopendaal, Daniel.  Werelt Caert [Amsterdam, c. 1680]  Double-page engraved hand-colored double hemisphere world map depicting California as an island.  19.5 x 25.25.”  Estimated $1,000-2,000

 

Lot 37.  Audubon, John James.  The Birds of America, from Drawings Made in  the United States and their Territories.  New York:  J. J. Audubon:  Philadelphia:  J. B. Chevalier, [1839], 1840-1844.  Estimated $30,000-50,000

 

Lot 38.  Audubon. John James, and John Bachman.  The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America, New York:  J. J. Audubon, 1845-1848.  3 vols. Elephant folios, contemporary ¾ black morocco over cloth, gilt-lettered spines.  The present, rare, three-volume edition, with all its title pages, is in very good condition, unrestored, with brilliant coloring.  Estimated $200,000-300,000

 

Lot 58.  Edison, Thomas.  Original black and white portrait photograph signed and inscribed (To Hooper / Thomas A. Edison.)  On original photographer’s mount [Pach Bros., New York].  Estimated $800-1,200

 

Lot 64.  Smith, Adam.  An inquiry into the Nature and Wealth of Nations.  London:  W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1776.  2 vols., rebacked.  First edition of “the first and greatest classic of modern economic thought.”  Estimated $60,000-80,000

 

Lot 74.  [France, Military]  Bucquoy, Eugene Louis, et al.  Over 1,000 color cards illustrating French military uniform from Les Uniformes du premier empire, [c. 1920].  Estimated $500-700

 

Lot 119.  Scott, Sir Walter.  Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft.  London:  John Murray, 1830.  [Together with]  24 Alphabet plates engraved by Michael Delaport, hand colored.  Small 8vo.  Estimated $300-500.

 

Lot 137.  (Punch Magazine) Punch:  Or the London Charivari, London:  Published at the Office, 1841-1890, 1891-1946.  214 vols.  A near complete run, comprising 100 vols. [Together with:  Pictures from Punch.  Lond:  Bradbury & Agnew, 1904.  4 vols.  Estimated $1,500-2,500

 

Lot 154.  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes.  London:  George Newnes, 1892 and 1894.  2 vols. 8vo, rebound by Bayntun in full crushed blue morocco, gilt-lettered spines, orginal pictorial bindings bound-in.  First editions, first issues.  Estimated $2,000-4,000

 

Lot 171.  McKenny, Thomas L. and James Hall.  History of the Indian Tribes of North America, with Biographical Sketches and Anecdotes of the Principal Chiefs.  Philadelphia:  Frederick W. Greenough, 1838; Daniel Rice and James G. Clark, 1844.  Louis Phillippe I, his copy with his monogram.  Read description.  Estimated $140,000-180,000

 

Lot 180.  Greener, Richard T.  Partially printed document, one page, on vellum, being the original Bachelor of Arts diploma for Richard Theodore Greener from Harvard College, June 28th, 1870.  Mr. Greener was the first African-American graduate of Harvard College.  Estimated $10,000-15,000

 

Lot 216.  [Chicago]  Burnham, Daniel H. and Edward H. Bennett.  Plan of Chicago.  Chicago:  The Commonwealth Club, 1909.  Numerous color plates, some fold-out.  Limited edition, number 393 of 1,650.  Estimated $1,000-2,000

 

There are many other lots.  This sale deserves a careful look.  No one will be disappointed.

 

Leslie Hindman Auctioneers

1338 West Lake Street

Chicago, Illinois 60607

312.280.1212

The Complete Sale 

Tel:  312,280.1212

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Rare Book Monthly

  • Forum Auctions
    Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper
    30th May 2024
    Forum, May 30: Potter (Beatrix). Complete set of four original illustrations for the nursery rhyme, 'This pig went to market', 1890s. £60,000 to £80,000.
    Forum, May 30: Dante Alighieri.- Lactantius (Lucius Coelius Firmianus). Opera, second edition, Rome, 1468. £40,000 to £60,000.
    Forum, May 30: Distilling.- Brunschwig (Hieronymus). Liber de arte Distillandi de Compositis, first edition of the so-called 'Grosses Destillierbuch', Strassburg, 1512. £22,000 to £28,000.
    Forum, May 30: Eliot (T.S.), W. H. Auden, Ted Hughes, Philip Larkin, Robert Lowell, Seamus Heaney, Ted Hughes, & others. A Personal Anthology for Eric Walter White, 60 autograph poems. £20,000 to £30,000.
    Forum, May 30: Cornerstone of French Enlightenment Philosophy.- Helvetius (Claude Adrien). De l'Esprit, true first issue "A" of the suppressed first edition, Paris, 1758. £20,000 to £30,000.
    Forum Auctions
    Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper
    30th May 2024
    Forum, May 30: Szyk (Arthur). The Haggadah, one of 125 copies, this out-of-series, Beaconsfield Press, 1940. £15,000 to £20,000.
    Forum, May 30: Fleming (Ian). Casino Royale, first edition, first impression, 1953. £15,000 to £20,000.
    Forum, May 30: Japan.- Ryusui (Katsuma). Umi no Sachi [Wealth of the Sea], 2 vol., Tokyo, 1762. £8,000 to £12,000.
    Forum, May 30: Computing.- Operating and maintenance manual for the BINAC binary automatic computer built for Northrop Aircraft Corporation 1949, Philadelphia, 1949. £8,000 to £12,000.
    Forum, May 30: Burmese School (probably circa 1870s). Folding manuscript, or parabaik, from the Court Workshop at the Royal Court at Manadaly, Burma, [c.1870s]. £8,000 to £12,000.
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    Auction May 27th
    Ketterer Rare Books, May 27:
    K. Marx, Das Kapital,1867. Dedication copy. Est: € 120,000
    Ketterer Rare Books, May 27:
    Latin and French Book of Hours, around 1380. Est: € 25,000
    Ketterer Rare Books, May 27:
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    Ketterer Rare Books
    Auction May 27th
    Ketterer Rare Books, May 27:
    Breviary, Latin manuscript, around 1450-75. Est: € 10,000
    Ketterer Rare Books, May 27:
    G. B. Piranesi, Vedute di Roma, 1748-69. Est: € 60,000
    Ketterer Rare Books, May 27:
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    Ketterer Rare Books
    Auction May 27th
    Ketterer Rare Books, May 27:
    Breviarium Romanum, Latin manuscript, 1474. Est: € 20,000
    Ketterer Rare Books, May 27:
    C. J. Trew, Plantae selectae, 1750-73. Est: € 28,000
    Ketterer Rare Books, May 27:
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    Ketterer Rare Books
    Auction May 27th
    Ketterer Rare Books, May 27:
    Ulrich von Richenthal, Das Concilium, 1536. Est: € 9,000
    Ketterer Rare Books, May 27:
    I. Kant, Critik der reinen Vernunft, 1781. Est: €12,000
    Ketterer Rare Books, May 27:
    Arbeiter-Illustrierte Zeitung (AIZ) / Die Volks-Illustrierte (VI), 1932-38. Est: €8,000
  • Sotheby’s
    Modern First Editions
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    Sotheby’s, Available Now: Winston Churchill. The Second World War. Set of First-Edition Volumes. 6,000 USD
    Sotheby’s, Available Now: A.A. Milne, Ernest H. Shepard. A Collection of The Pooh Books. Set of First-Editions. 18,600 USD
    Sotheby’s, Available Now: Salvador Dalí, Lewis Carroll. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Finely Bound and Signed Limited Edition. 15,000 USD
    Sotheby’s
    Modern First Editions
    Available for Immediate Purchase
    Sotheby’s, Available Now: Ian Fleming. Live and Let Die. First Edition. 9,500 USD
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    Sotheby’s, Available Now: Ernest Hemingway. A Farewell to Arms. First Edition, First Printing. 4,200 USD
  • Manuscript Masterpieces from the Schøyen Collection
    London auction, 11 June
    BROWSE NOW
    Christie’s, Explore now: The Holkham Hebrew Bible. In Hebrew, decorated manuscript on vellum [Toledo, 2nd quarter 13th century]. £1,500,000–3,000,000
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    Christie’s, Explore now: The Geraardsbergen Bible. In Latin, illuminated manuscript on vellum [Southern Netherlands, late 12th century]. £700,000–1,000,000
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