Rare Book Monthly

Articles - December - 2014 Issue

Auctions in December


Fonzie Mealy Auctioneers. Rare Books & Manuscripts Dec. 9. Lot 450. American Vrime app. 13 Wanted Posters - estimated euros 175-225

This December there are 107 scheduled auctions in the books, manuscripts, maps and ephemera fields.  The material is complex ranging from less important to once-in a-life-time possibilities.  It is always this way if not always so much in such a short period.  If you are bidding, best of luck. 

Mon. Dec. 1st 
Skinner. Boston. The Gentleman's Auction - Internet bidstart 11/20. 16 lots 
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Old Master Prints. 10 lots 

Tue. Dec. 2nd 
Sothebys. London. Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts. 54 lots 
Sothebys. New York. Fine Books and Manuscripts, Including Americana. 276 lots 
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Exeter. Books, Prints. 18 lots 
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 58 lots 
Rossini. Paris. Collection dont Ancienne Provenance Galerie de France - Prints. 35 lots 

Wed. Dec. 3rd 
Tooveys. West Sussex. Prints. 21 lots 
Bonhams. London. Travel and Exploration. 142 lots 
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Photography. 364 lots 
ALDE. Paris. Modern Illustrated Books. 252 lots 
Artcurial. Paris. Prints and Illustrated Books. 284 lots 
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 261 lots 
Christies. London - King Street. Old Master Prints. 118 lots 
Ader. PARIS. Art of the Orient. 28 lots 

Thu. Dec. 4th 
Swann Galleries. New York. Maps and Atlases, Natural History and Color Plate Books. 379 lots 
Ader. PARIS. Letters and Autograph Manuscripts
PIASA. Paris. Prints - Petiet Collection. 256 lots 
Christies. London -South Kensington. 500 Years of Printmaking. 294 lots 
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. Antiquarian and Modern Books. 355 lots 
Koller Auctions. Geneve. Modern Prints. 28 lots 
Sothebys. New York. Important Judaica. 121 lots 
Christies. New York. Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts - Including Americana. 268 lots 
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Fall Asian Art Auction. 25 lots 
Bonhams. New York. The Transportation History Sale. 41 lots 
Christies. New York. Dr. James D. Watson Nobel Medal and Related Papers. 3 lots 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 11/27. 424 lots 
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Rare Americana with the Jess Jones Collection of Californiana & Pictorial Letter Sheets. 448 lots 
Waverly Auctions. Falls Church. Maps & Atlases, Autographs, Rare Books, Fine Bindings, First Editions, Press Books, Americana and Ar

Fri. Dec. 5th 
Tajan. Paris. Prints
Aguttes. Neuilly-sur-Seine . Contemporary Art -Photos. 22 lots 
Aspire Auctions. Cleveland. Prints - Internet bidstart 11/28
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Books and Prints. 89 lots 
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. The Library of Jean C.. 351 lots 
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Lee's Summit . 16th Annual Fine Arts Sale - Prints. 62 lots 

Sat. Dec. 6th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Entertainment. 714 lots 
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Modern and Contemporary Prints
Vermot de Pas. Paris. Comic Strips, Original Prints, Animation
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Hudson. Modern & Contemporary Fine and Decorative Arts. 117 lots 
Arader Galleries. New York City. From Sea to Shining Sea: Art of America

Sun. Dec. 7th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 11/30
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 11/30
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books, Art and Ephemera - Basquiat, Medical, Hemingway, etc.

Mon. Dec. 8th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Civil War and Militaria
ALDE. Paris. Selected Travel Books
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Salvador Dali Editions
Winter Associates. Plainville, CT . Prints, Baseball Memorabilia, and Books
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Old Master Prints. 9 lots 

Tue. Dec. 9th 
Henri Godts Books and Prints Auctions. Bruxelles . Books, Maps, Prints
Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers. Kilkenny. Rare Books
ALDE. Paris. Henry Beraud Funds
Artcurial. Paris. Books and Manuscripts
Bonhams. London. Prints and Multiples
Christies. Paris. Antiquarian Books, Art Books and Manuscripts
Sothebys. London. English Literature, History, Children's Books & Illustrations
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints and Photographs
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 51 lots 

Wed. Dec. 10th 
Bonhams. New York. Fine Books and Manuscripts
Bonhams. London. Entertainment Memorabilia
RR Auction. Amherst. Rare Manuscript, Document & Autograph - bidstart 11/21. 957 lots 
Minerva Auctions Roma. Roma. Books, Autographs and Prints

Thu. Dec. 11th 
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Bibliophile
Sothebys. New York. 175 Masterworks To Celebrate 175 Years Of Photography: Property from Joy of Giving Something Foundat
Minerva Auctions Roma. Roma. Photography
Ader. PARIS. Prints
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 12/4
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Fine Prints

Fri. Dec. 12th 
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Lancaster. Rare and Used Books. 501 lots 
Swann Galleries. New York. Vernacular Imagery and Photobooks
Ader. PARIS. Prints
Gonnelli Casa DAste. Firenze. Manuscripts, Books, Autographs, Prints and Drawings. 492 lots 
Hauswedell and Nolte. Hamburg. Who's Afraid of the Moon. 57 lots 
Ferraton. Bruxelles. Books and Prints, Part I
Vermot de Pas. Paris. Books

Sat. Dec. 13th 
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Books and Prints
Rachel Davis Fine Arts. Cleveland. Works on Paper and Books
Ferraton. Bruxelles. Books and Prints, Part II

Sun. Dec. 14th 
Grogan and Company. Dedham. The December Auction - Prints
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 12/7
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 12/7

Mon. Dec. 15th 
Pandolfini. Florence . Old Prints, Old and Modern Books
Robert Siegel Galleries. New York. The George J. Kramer Collection: U.S. Domestic Mails 1776-1869

Tue. Dec. 16th 
Bolaffi Ambassador Auctions. Milan. Rare Books and Autographs. 1100 lots 
Aguttes. Neuilly-sur-Seine . Books

Wed. Dec. 17th 
Pierre Berge and Associes. Paris. Books and Manuscripts
ALDE. Paris. Letters and Original Manuscripts
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books, Maps and Documents
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Antiquarian Books
Bonhams. New York. The Art of Fashion Photography
Audap and Mirabaud. PARIS. Weapons, Hunting, Militaria, Historical Memories
Profiles in History. Calabasas Hills. The Morris Everett, Jr. Collection
Robert Siegel Galleries. New York. U.S., Possessions, and Confederate Postal History
Sothebys. London. Daughter of History: Mary Soames and the Legacy of Sir Winston Churchill

Thu. Dec. 18th 
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Children's and Illustrated Books
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 12/14
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Rare Americana with the Jess Jones Collection of Californiana & Pictorial Letter Sheets
Sothebys. Paris. Books and Manuscripts

Sun. Dec. 21st 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 12/14
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 12/14

Mon. Dec. 22nd 
Ader. PARIS. Ancient Weapons and Historical Memories

Thu. Dec. 25th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 12/18

Sun. Dec. 28th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 12/21
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 12/21

Wed. Dec. 31st 
Tooveys. West Sussex. Prints

Rare Book Monthly

  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Jean de Mandeville, <i>Reysen und Wanderschafften durch das Gelobte Land,</i> Strassburg, 1488. Sold for $106,250.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> José González Cabrera Bueno, <i>Navegación Especulativa, y Práctica,</i> Manila, 1734. Sold for $55,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Francis W. Winton, manuscript on pow-wows with indigenous Canadians, 1881. Sold for $65,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Louise Bourgeois, <i>He Disappeared Into Complete Silence,</i> portfolio with complete text & 9 engravings, 1947. Sold for $413,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Erich Maria Remarque, <i>All Quiet on the Western Front,</i> first American edition, Boston, 1929. Sold for $9,375.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Sir William Russell Flint, gouache & watercolor illustration for Homer's <i>Odyssey,</i> 1924. Sold for $22,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Kurt Vonnegut, archive of 12 letters, signed to his family, 6 illustrated, 1930s-40s. Sold for $12,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Oscar Wilde, <i>Lady Windermere's Fan,</i> first edition, presentation copy, signed & inscribed, London, 1893. Sold for $27,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Emil Cardinaux, <i>St. Moritz,</i> 1918. Sold for $17,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> R.J. Waters, 3 panoramas of the San Francisco earthquake & fire, 1906. Sold for $21,250.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Album with 200 cartes-de-visite, including images by Felice Beato, John Thompson & F.W. Sutton, Japan & China, 1863-69. Sold for $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Thomas Paine, <i>The American Crisis,</i> Fishkill, NY, December 1776. Sold for $40,000.
  • <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Charles Darwin on sexuality and the transmission of hereditary characteristics: Autograph Letter Signed to Lawson Tait. Down, 17 January [1877].
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> MILTON, JOHN. <i>Paradise Lost. A Poem written in ten books.</i> London: 1667. A very rare example with the contemporary binding untouched and with a 1667 title page.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Hamilton secures the ratification of the Constitution: <i>The Debates and Proceedings of the Convention of the State of New-York, assembled at Poughkeespsie, on the 17th June, 1788.</i>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> The social contract “Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains”: ROUSSEAU, JEAN-JACQUES. <i>Principes du Droit Politique [Du Contract Social]</i>. Amsterdam: Michel Rey, 1762
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> “The first English textbook on geometrical land-measurement and surveying”: BENESE, RICHARD. <i>This Boke Sheweth the Maner of Measurynge All Maner of Lande…</i>
  • <b>Bonhams New York: Fine Books and Manuscripts Including the World of Hilary Knight. December 5, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> KNIGHT, HILARY. The Original Portrait of Eloise that Hung at the Plaza Hotel. $100,000 to 150,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> WARHOL, ANDY. "Iced Lemon Delight," an Original Watercolor Presented to Hilary Knight's cat, Phoebe $8,000 to 12,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> SENDAK, MAURICE. <i>Where the Wild Things Are.</i> PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED with drawing to Hilary Knight in the month following publication. $10,000 to 15,000
    <b>Bonhams New York: Fine Books and Manuscripts Including the World of Hilary Knight. December 5, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> NOLAND, KENNETH. Original circle painting, untitled, acrylic and ink on cloth, for cover of monograph $8,000 to 12,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> TOULOUSE-LAUTREC. <i>Histoires Naturelles,</i> 1899. With 22 original lithographs. $10,000 to 15,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>A Collection of Poems,</i> [1711]. The first authoritative and complete collected Sonnets.$15,000 to 20,000
    <b>Bonhams New York: Fine Books and Manuscripts Including the World of Hilary Knight. December 5, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> LONDON, JACK. <i>The Call of the Wild.</i> 1903. First edition, first state jacket. $2,000 to 3,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> FROST, ROBERT. Autograph Manuscript of "Build Soil," 12 pp, 1932-1936. $15,000 to 20,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> GOULD, GLENN. Glenn Gould's extensively annotated copy of Bach's Goldberg Variations $100,000 to 150,000
    <b>Bonhams New York: Fine Books and Manuscripts Including the World of Hilary Knight. December 5, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> PLATH, SYLVIA. EARLY Autograph Letter Signed, about her beginnings as a writer, Northampton, MA, 1951. $7,000 to 10,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> HOUDINI, HARRY. A collection of 11 cast iron shackle and lock items from Houdini's personal collection. $20,000 to 30,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> M4 ENGIMA MACHINE, with very rare RARE HYDRA KEY ENVELOPE. $400,000 to 600,000

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