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Articles - October - 2014 Issue

Auctions in October: one hundred and eight reasons to look carefully

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108 reasons to look at the October auctions

October is, as it always is, a busy month.  One hundred and eight events are scheduled.  The numbers seem to always increase but within the numbers the material and categories are also always changing.  We know so much more about rarity and importance these days than we did just a generation ago and I think the market is much stronger for this clarity.  But this is not to say that prices are consistently higher.  Many, once much admired, things have turned out to be more common than we knew while other things, once ignored, are now highly sought after if not quite yet highly valued.  We are living through the great re-pricing and it is giving auctions an added importance short term.  Longer term one expects dealers to reemerge as the diviners of taste and importance.  Rare books without discernment is a shrouded footpath, with judgment a highway. 

 

Wed. Oct. 1st 
Bonhams. London. The First World War Centenary Sale. 101 lots 
Swann Galleries. New York. Art, Press & Illustrated Books. 260 lots 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Texas State Historical Association Benefit Auction. 40 lots 
Autographes Encheres. Meinier. Autographs - Internet bidstart 9/17. 144 lots 
Keno Auctions. New York, NY 10021 . Modern and Contemporary Fine Art and Design Auction - Prints. 5 lots 
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Exeter. Antiquarian Books. 614 lots 

Thu. Oct. 2nd 
Ader. PARIS. Performing Art Collection - Andre Bernard. 421 lots 
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. Autographs and Documents. 545 lots 
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Antiquarian Books. 353 lots 
Dorotheum . Vienna. Prints. 77 lots 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 9/25. 330 lots 

Fri. Oct. 3rd 
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Pictures and Prints. 123 lots 
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. Old Photographs - Historical Memories - Decorations - Weapons. 23 lots 
Marc van de Wiele Auctions. Brugge. library of baron Reginald de Kerchove d'Ousselghem.. 432 lots 

Sat. Oct. 4th 
Marc van de Wiele Auctions. Brugge. Books, Maps, Prints. 830 lots 
Vermot de Pas. Paris. Comic Strips, Original Prints, Animation. 649 lots 

Sun. Oct. 5th 
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . October Estate Sale - Prints and Books. 31 lots 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 9/28. 677 lots 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 9/28. 549 lots 

Mon. Oct. 6th 
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. American History: Timed Online Auction - Internet bidstart 9/25. 264 lots 
Dorotheum . Vienna. Globes. 29 lots 
Winter Associates. Plainville, CT . Fine Prints. 34 lots 
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Old Master Prints. 4 lots 

Tue. Oct. 7th 
Tooveys. West Sussex. Antiquarian Books
Sothebys. Paris. Bibliothèque R. et B.L. Éditions Originales Autographes et Manuscrits du XXe siècle. 222 lots 
Bonhams. London. The Library of Professor Brian Shefton. 90 lots 
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 44 lots 

Wed. Oct. 8th 
Tooveys. West Sussex. Prints
Heritage Auctions. Beverly Hills. Manuscripts. 417 lots 
Heritage Auctions. Beverly Hills. Rare Books. 495 lots 
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Books, Maps and Documents. 502 lots 
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. Centennial of the Great War - Day 1

Thu. Oct. 9th 
Swann Galleries. New York. African American Fine Art - Prints
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. NATURAL HISTORY BOOKS, SPORTING & WILDLIFE ART
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Rare Americana - Travel - Cartography
Pierre Berge and Associes. Paris. Books and Photography
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. Ancient and Modern Books
ALDE. Paris. Versailles and the Grand Century - Collection of an Amateur. 288 lots 
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. Centennial of the Great War - Day 2
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Bibliophile
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 10/2
Northeast Auctions. Portsmouth. Books and Prints

Fri. Oct. 10th 
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Lancaster. Rare and Used Books. 451 lots 
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. Movie Posters
Beaussant Lefevre. Paris. Prints. 6 lots 

Sat. Oct. 11th 
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints
Skinner. Boston. European Decorative Prints
Arader Galleries. Philadelphia, . Mid-Hudson auction of Audubon Bird Prints, and others

Sun. Oct. 12th 
Bonhams. San Francisco. Period Art and Design - Prints and Books
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books, etc.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 10/5
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 10/5

Tue. Oct. 14th 
Henri Godts Books and Prints Auctions. Bruxelles . Books, Maps, Prints
Swann Galleries. New York. Rare and important Travel Posters
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Vintage Posters
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Prints
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Fine Natural History and Historical Prints

Wed. Oct. 15th 
RR Auction. Amherst. Rare Manuscript, Document & Autograph - bidstart 9/26. 960 lots 
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Books

Thu. Oct. 16th 
Heritage Auctions. New York. Illustration Art. 755 lots 
Freemans. Philadelphia. Books, Manuscripts and Maps
Ader. PARIS. Books - Library of an Amateur
Skinner. Marlborough. Discovery - Online Auction - Prints
ALDE. Paris. First Editions
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Cape Town. Books Online bidstart 10/9
Heritage Auctions. New York. Photographs
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 10/9

Fri. Oct. 17th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Animation Art
Swann Galleries. New York. Fine Photographs
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. 75172 Pforzheim. Books, Graphics modern and ancient Arts, Antiques. 6546 lots 
Profiles in History. Calabasas Hills. Hollywood
Vermot de Pas. Paris. Books

Sat. Oct. 18th 
Dorotheum . Vienna. Automobilia
Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH. Berlin-Schoneberg. Books, Prints, Photographs

Sun. Oct. 19th 
Bonhams. London. Autumn Stafford Sale - Automobilia
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 1012
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 10/12

Tue. Oct. 21st 
Swann Galleries. New York. Early Printed, Medical & Scientific Books
PIASA. Paris. Ancient and Modern Prints
Bonhams. San Francisco. Prints and Multiples
Rossini. Paris. Prints

Wed. Oct. 22nd 
Ader. PARIS. Judaica
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. Photography
Bonhams. New York. History of Science
Morton Casa de Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Books and Ancient Documents

Thu. Oct. 23rd 
RR Auction. Amherst. Marvels of Modern Music - Internet bidstart 10/16
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Literature with Literature Manuscripts and Archives
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. 20th Century Books and Manuscripts
Christies. New York. Prints and Multiples
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 10/16

Fri. Oct. 24th 
Ader. PARIS. Letters and Autograph Manuscripts
Hauff and Auvermann. Berlin-Wilmersdorf. Fall Auction

Sat. Oct. 25th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Americana, Political
Archives International Auctions. FORT LEE,. U.S. & Worldwide Scripophily, Autographs & Historic Objects and Artifacts,
Nosbüsch & Stucke. Berlin. Books
Rachel Davis Fine Arts. Cleveland. Works on Paper

Sun. Oct. 26th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics -Internet bidstart 10/19
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 10/19

Mon. Oct. 27th 
Doyle New York. New York. Old Master, Modern and Contemporary Prints
PIASA. Paris. Protest! Art and Design
Dorotheum . Vienna. Books and Decorative Prints

Tue. Oct. 28th 
Artcurial. Paris. Posters
Bonhams. New York. Photographs

Wed. Oct. 29th 
Swann Galleries. New York. Old Master Through Modern Prints
Christies. Paris. Books and Manuscripts
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. Modern Books

Thu. Oct. 30th 
Sothebys. New York. Prints
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 10/23

Fri. Oct. 31st 
Bonhams. London. London to Brighton Run - Automobilia

 

Rare Book Monthly

  • <b><center>Potter & Potter Auctions<br>Fine Books & Manuscripts<br>October 20, 2022</b></center>
    <b>Potter & Potter, Oct. 20:</b> JOYCE, James. <i>Ulysses.</i> London: John Lane the Bodley Head, 1937. PRESENTATION COPY OF THE FIRST ENGLISH EDITION PRINTED IN ENGLAND. $50,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Potter & Potter, Oct. 20:</b> [SHACKLETON, Ernest]. –– BROWNING, Robert. <i>Poetical Works of…</i> London: Smith and Elder, 1906. PRESENTED TO SHACKLETON AND THE OFFICERS OF THE NIMROD BY A MEMBER OF THE ROYAL GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Potter & Potter, Oct. 20:</b> AUDUBON, John James. <i>The Birds of America, from Drawings Made in the United States and Their Territories.</i> New York: George R. Lockwood, [1870]. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b><center>Potter & Potter Auctions<br>Fine Books & Manuscripts<br>October 20, 2022</b></center>
    <b>Potter & Potter, Oct. 20:</b> ARISTOTLE. Opera, in Greek, parts one and two only: Organon and Natural Philosophy I. Edited by Aldus and others. Venice: Aldus Manutius, 1 November 1495–February 1498. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Potter & Potter, Oct. 20:</b> COOK, James, Capt. [Collected Voyages]. First and Second Voyages: London: W. Strahan; and T. Cadell, 1773, 1777; Third Voyage: London: H. Hughes for G. Nicol and T. Cadell, 1785. $14,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Potter & Potter, Oct. 20:</b> CLEMENS, Samuel Langhorne (“Mark Twain”). <i>The Writings of…</i> Hartford: American Publishing Co., 1899–1900. $12,000 to $16,000.
    <b><center>Potter & Potter Auctions<br>Fine Books & Manuscripts<br>October 20, 2022</b></center>
    <b>Potter & Potter, Oct. 20:</b> [KELMSCOTT PRESS]. SHAKESPEARE, William. <i>The Poems of…</i> Edited by Frederick S. Ellis. Hammersmith: William Morris for the Kelmscott Press, 1893. $12,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Potter & Potter, Oct. 20:</b> LONDON, Jack. <i>The Call of the Wild.</i> New York: The Macmillan Company, 1905. PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED BY LONDON. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Potter & Potter, Oct. 20:</b> CROWLEY, Aleister (1875–1947). <i>The Winged Beetle.</i> London: privately printed, 1910. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b><center>Potter & Potter Auctions<br>Fine Books & Manuscripts<br>October 20, 2022</b></center>
    <b>Potter & Potter, Oct. 20:</b> WILDE, Oscar (“C.3.3.”). <i>The Ballad of Reading Gaol.</i> London: Leonard Smithers, January 1898. $6,000 to $8,000.
    <b>Potter & Potter, Oct. 20:</b> DRYDEN, John. <i>Fables Ancient and Modern; translated into verse from Homer, Ovid, Boccace, & Chaucer: with original poems.</i> London: John Tonson, 1700. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Potter & Potter, Oct. 20:</b> [MAP]. LINSCHOTEN, Jan Huygen van. <i>Delineatio Orarum Maritimarum…</i> London: John Wolfe, 1598. $3,000 to $4,000.
  • <b><center>Sotheby’s<br>Antiquarian Books<br>Including a series of views of Milan<br>September 27 to October 4</b></center>
    <b>Sotheby’s, Sep. 27 – Oct. 4:</b> Livius, Historia Romanae decades, Venice, Vindelinus de Spira, 1470, contemporary Morocco. €30,000 to €40,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Sep. 27 – Oct. 4:</b> Blaeu, Nieuw Stedeboeck van Italien (Piemont), The Hague, 1724-1725, 8 volumes, marbled calf gilt. €70,000 to €90,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Sep. 27 – Oct. 4:</b> Baysio, Rosarium decretorum, Venice, 1481, later vellum. €10,000 to €15,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Sep. 27 – Oct. 4:</b> [Niccolò da Poggibonsi], Viaggio da Venetia al santo Sepulchro, Venice, 1529, later half calf. €2,000 to €3,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Sep. 27 – Oct. 4:</b> Hieronymus, Epistole [Italian], Ferrara, 1497, blue crushed morocco with the Rocco di Torrepadula arms. €12,000 to €15,000.
  • <center><b>Swann Auction Galleries<br>Printed & Manuscript Americana<br>September 29, 2022</b>
    <b>Swann September 29:</b> Extensive archive of papers of Lincoln’s Secretary of the Navy, Gideon Welles. $60,000 to $90,000.
    <b>Swann September 29:</b> George Catlin, <i>North American Indian Portfolio,</i> 1844. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann September 29:</b> The Twenty-Four Books of the Holy Scriptures, Carefully Translated…after the Best Jewish Authorities, Philadelphia, 1853-54. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <center><b>Swann Auction Galleries<br>Printed & Manuscript Americana<br>September 29, 2022</b>
    <b>Swann September 29:</b> Wedding book of Eleanor Roosevelt’s bodyguard, Earl Miller, signed by the Roosevelts, 1932. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann September 29:</b> Textile titled <i>The Resignation of Pres’t Washington,</i> Scotland, circa 1800. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann September 29:</b> Gideon Welles, Pass for President Lincoln’s White House funeral, 1865. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann September 29:</b> Confirmation of arms and nobility in favor of the Diez y Mora family, Madrid, 1710. $2,500 to $3,500.

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