Rare Book Monthly

Articles - September - 2014 Issue

For the Month Ahead 92 Sales are Scheduled [so far]

A year ago, during the month of September 82 auctions in the books, manuscripts, maps and ephemera fields were conducted.  As of August 29th this year 92 are scheduled and more are still to be announced.  For the September - December period last year 437 sales were conducted.  This year that number will approach 500.

Mon. Sep. 1st 
Australian Book Auctions. Armadale, . Spring Book Auction. 339 lots 
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Old Master Prints. 4 lots 

Tue. Sep. 2nd 
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Books and Manuscripts. 182 lots 
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. American History - Online bidstart 8/21. 324 lots 
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 57 lots 

Wed. Sep. 3rd 
Kedem Auction. Jerusalem . Books, Manuscripts, and Rabbinical Letters. 413 lots 
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Exeter. Sporting and Collector's Sale - Books and Ephemera

Thu. Sep. 4th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 8/28. 364 lots 
Knotty Pine Auction Service. West Swanzey. Ephemera, Advertising, Collectibles and Books. 316 lots 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Lomasney Vintage Movie Art Posters Benefiting Lifebeat Monthly Internet Charity - Internet bidstart. 40 lots 

Fri. Sep. 5th 
Aspire Auctions. Cleveland. September Sale: Prints - Internet bidstart 8/29
John McInnis Auctioneers. Amesbury. September Auction: Books, Prints - Day 1
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Hudson. Prints and Photographs

Sat. Sep. 6th 
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. Cleveland Fall Auction: Fine and Decorative Arts - Prints. 11 lots 
John McInnis Auctioneers. Amesbury. September Auction: Books, Prints - Day 2
Bonhams. London. Automobilia - Books and Prints. 31 lots 

Sun. Sep. 7th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics -Internet bidstart 8/31
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 8/31
Bonhams. Los Angeles. Period Art and Design - Prints. 33 lots 

Mon. Sep. 8th 
Winter Associates. Plainville, CT . Antiques
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Online only sale - Ephemera - Online bidstart: now

Tue. Sep. 9th 
Paige Auction. Portland. Vintage Advertising. 59 lots 
Alexander Historical Auctions. Chesapeake City. Summer 2014 Auction. 1565 lots 
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Lee's Summit . MIlitary, Technology and Space Exploration

Wed. Sep. 10th 
Rupert Toovey and Co. West Sussex. Prints
RR Auction. Amherst. Rare Manuscript, Document & Autograph - bidstart 8/22. 1019 lots 
Grays Auctioneers. Cleveland, . Prints
Lyon and Turnbull. Edinburgh. Rare Books, Maps and Manuscripts. 515 lots 
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Transport - Ephemera

Thu. Sep. 11th 
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Literature with the Michael Montfort Collection of Charles Bukowski
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 9/4
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Bibliophile
Waverly Auctions. Falls Church. Rare Books

Fri. Sep. 12th 
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Lancaster. Rare and Used Books. 439 lots 
Ferraton. Bruxelles. Books and Prints

Sat. Sep. 13th 
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Books, Prints
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Western Americana
Bonhams. London. Goodwill Revival - Automobilia. 19 lots 

Sun. Sep. 14th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics -Internet bidstart 9/7
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 9/7
Carlsen Gallery. Greenville, NY. Important Autumn Antique Auction - Books and Prints. 21 lots 
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books, etc.

Tue. Sep. 16th 
Bonhams. Oxford . Printed Books, Maps and Photographs
Freemans. Philadelphia. Photographs and Photobooks
Sothebys. London. Prints and Multiples
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Doodles for Hunger Illustration Art - online bidstart 8/26. 60 lots 

Wed. Sep. 17th 
Old World Auctions. Glen Allen. Antique Maps, Globes, Charts, Atlases & Vintage Graphics - online bidstart 9/3
RR Auction. Amherst. Historic Collection of Raleigh DeGeer Amyx - Internet bidstart 9/11. 91 lots 
Christies. London - King Street. Modern and Contemporary Prints
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Books, Maps and Documents
Ader. PARIS. Vanguard Books, Fine Arts
Bonhams. London. Prints, Featuring the Works of L. S. Lowry

Thu. Sep. 18th 
Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers. Kilkenny. Rare Books
Christies. London -South Kensington. MODERN MASTERS & POLÍGRAFA: CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF PRINTMAKING. 330 lots 
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Autographs, Manuscripts and Documents
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 9/11
Skinner. Marlborough. Discovery - Books and Prints
RR Auction. Amherst. Remarkable Rarity - Internet bidstart 9/11. 71 lots 

Fri. Sep. 19th 
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Old Master Prints. 65 lots 
Koller Auctions. Geneve. Prints
Skinner. Marlborough. Discovery - Online Auction - Prints Bidstart 9/11
Skinner. Boston. Americana and European Prints and Photography

Sat. Sep. 20th 
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Books and Autographs. 549 lots 
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Antiques and Accessories - Books and Prints

Sun. Sep. 21st 
OSENAT. FONTAINEBLEAU. The Manuscript that Would Change the History of the World...
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics -Internet bidstart 9/14
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 9/14

Mon. Sep. 22nd 
Bonhams. Los Angeles. Fine Books and Manuscripts
Dorotheum . Vienna. Posters, Advertising Art, Comics, Film and Photohistory

Tue. Sep. 23rd 
Swann Galleries. New York. 19th and 20th Century Prints

Wed. Sep. 24th 
Woolley and Wallis. Salisbury. Prints

Thu. Sep. 25th 
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Books - Day 1
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Rare Books and Manuscripts
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Modern and Contemporary Prints
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 9/18

Fri. Sep. 26th 
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Books - Day 2
Venator and Hanstein. Köln . Books, Prints and Autographs

Sat. Sep. 27th 
Venator and Hanstein. Köln . Modern and Contemporary Prints, Modern Literature on Art
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. Cinema
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Hudson. Prints and Photographs

Sun. Sep. 28th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics -Internet bidstart 9/21
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 9/21

Mon. Sep. 29th 
Christies. New York. Photographs
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Fine Prints
ALDE. Paris. Collection of an Amateur - Day 1

Tue. Sep. 30th 
Bloomsbury Philobiblon. Rome. Rare Books. 587 lots 
Sothebys. London. Exploration and Discovery 1576-1939: The Library of Franklin Brooke-Hitching, Part II, D-J
Sothebys. New York. Photographs
ALDE. Paris. Collection of an Amateur - Day 2
Morton Casa de Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Books and Ancient Documents
Sothebys. New York. Edward Weston/Cole Weston: The Master Set

Rare Book Monthly

  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Francis Scott Key, <i>Star Spangled Banner,</i> first printing, c. 1814-16. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> William Sydney Porter, a.k.a. “O. Henry,” archive of drawings made to illustrate a lost mining memoir, c. 1883-84. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> [Bay Psalm Book], printed for Hezekiah Usher of Boston, Cambridge, c. 1648-65. $50,000 to $75,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Book of Mormon, first edition, Palmyra, 1830. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> <i>Noticia estraordinario,</i> probable first announcement in Mexico City of the fall of the Alamo, 1836. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Patrick Gass, first edition of earliest first-hand account of the Lewis and Clarke expedition, Pittsburgh, 1807. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Diploma from the Princeton Class of 1783, commencement attended by Washington & Continental Congress. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> <i>Sprague Light Cavalry!</i> color-printed broadside, NY, 1863. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> <i>The Lincoln & Johnson Union Campaign Songster,</i> Philadelphia, 1864. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Lucy Parsons, labor organizer, albumen cabinet card, New York, 1886. $800 to $1,200.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Daniel L.F. Swift, journal as third mate on a Pacific Whaling voyage, 1848-1850. $3,000 to $4,0000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Two photos of Thomas Moran, Grand Canyon, silver prints, 1901. $1,500 to $2,500.
  • <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Helvelius. Two Autograph Letters Signed to Francis Aston, Royal Society Secretary, noting his feud with Robert Hooke, 5 pp total, 1685. $70,000 to $100,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Newton, Isaac. Autograph manuscript on God, 4 pp, c.1710, "In the beginning was the Word...."?$100,000 to $150,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. First edition, first issue. Untrimmed copy in contemporary boards. $30,000 to $50,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Lincoln, Abraham. Signed photograph, beardless portrait with Civil War provenance. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> IMPEACHMENT. Original engrossed copy of the first Andrew Johnson impeachment resolution vote. $120,000 to $180,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Mucha, Alphonse. 11 original pencil drawings for?<i>Andelicek z Baroku,</i> "Litte Baroque Angel," Prague, 1929. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Einstein, Albert. Annotated Galley Proofs for <i>The Meaning of Relativity.</i> 1921. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Silverstein, Shel. Original maquette for <i>The Giving Tree,</i> 34 original drawings. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Roth, Philip. Typed Manuscript with substantial autograph corrections for an unpublished sequel to <i>The Breast.</i> $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Taupin, Bernie. Autograph Manuscript, the original draft of lyrics for Elton John's "Candle in the Wind," 2 pp, 1973. $100,000 to $150,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> HARVEY, WILLIAM. <i>De Motu Cordis et Sanguinis in Animalibus Anatomica Exercitatio.</i> Padua: 1643. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> CESALPINO, ANDREA. <i>Peripateticarum Quaestionum Libri Quinque.</i> Venice: 1571. $30,000 to $40,000.
  • <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> Leon TOLSTOÏ. <i>Anna Karenina.</i> Moscou, 1878. First and full edition of the Russian novel, in the author’s language.<br>Est. 3 000 / 4 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> Mark TWAIN. <i>Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's comrade).</i> New York, 1885. First American edition.<br>Est. 5 000 / 6 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> Walt WHITMAN. <i>Leaves of Grass.</i> Brooklyn, New York, 1856. Second edition gathering 32 poems. Est. 3 000 / 4 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> Karen BLIXEN. <i>Out of Africa.</i> Londres, 1937. First edition in the UK, before Danish translation and American release.<br>Est. 1 500 / 2 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> Ernest HEMINGWAY. <i>A Farewell to Arms.</i> New York, 1929. First edition with $2.50 on the dust and A on the copyright page.<br>Est. 2 000 / 3 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> James JOYCE. <i>Ulysses.</i> Paris, Shakespeare and Company, 1922. First edition published by Sylvia Beach. Est. 3 000 / 4 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> James JOYCE. <i>Dubliners.</i> Londres, 1914. First edition. Nice copy in publisher’s cardboard. Est. 2 000 / 3 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> Franz KAFKA. 8 novels in German first edition, published in München, Leipzig and Berlin 1916-1931. Est. from 300 / 400 to 2 000 / 3 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> David Herbert LAWRENCE. <i>Lady Chatterley's Lover.</i> Florence, 1928. Privately printed first edition. Est. 4 000 / 5 000 €
    John STEINBECK. <i>The Grapes of Wrath.</i> New York, 1939. First edition. Nice copy with $2.75 on the cover. Est. 1 000 / 1 200 €

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