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Auctions in December

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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 
Christies. New York. FIRST EDITIONS, SECOND THOUGHTS: AN AUCTION OF BOOKS AND ARTWORK TO BENEFIT PEN AMERICAN CENTER. 75 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
OSENAT. FONTAINEBLEAU. Books
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

  • <center><b>University Archives<br>Autographs, Books & Relics Including Kerouac Estate<br>& Hemingway<br>February 26, 2020</b>
    <b>University Archives, Feb. 26:</b> Ernest Hemingway's Typewriter Used to Write "A Moveable Feast", Impeccable Provenance From His Biographer A. E. Hotchner. $50,000 to $100,000.
    <b>University Archives, Feb. 26:</b> Samuel Colt, "The Gun that Won the West": 3 Signed Patent Items for "Revolving Cylinder Guns". $40,000 to $50,000.
    <b>University Archives, Feb. 26:</b> Jack Kerouac's Own Typewriter From His Estate Used to Write His Very Last Book. $18,000 to $20,000.
    <center><b>University Archives<br>Autographs, Books & Relics Including Kerouac Estate<br>& Hemingway<br>February 26, 2020</b>
    <b>University Archives, Feb. 26:</b> Rare Force Engraving of the Declaration of Independence Printed in 1848. $15,000 to $18,000.
    <b>University Archives, Feb. 26:</b> Superb Tchaikovsky ALS to Napravnik, 4pp on "Mazeppa". $12,000 to $15,000.
    <b>University Archives, Feb. 26:</b> Wounded Knee Massacre Same Day Eyewitness Account by Participant, "the 7th needn't be ashamed of today's record". $10,000 to $12,000.
    <center><b>University Archives<br>Autographs, Books & Relics Including Kerouac Estate<br>& Hemingway<br>February 26, 2020</b>
    <b>University Archives, Feb. 26:</b> F. Scott Fitzgerald Signed Gordon Bryant Portrait -- Finest Known. $8,000 to $9,000.
    <b>University Archives, Feb. 26:</b> Neil Armstrong ALS on NASA Letterhead Regarding His X-15 Flights. $7,000 to $8,000.
    <b>University Archives, Feb. 26:</b> M. Gandhi Letter: "the life span of human beings is preordained..." -- Fantastic Spiritual Content. $7,000 to $8,000.
    <center><b>University Archives<br>Autographs, Books & Relics Including Kerouac Estate<br>& Hemingway<br>February 26, 2020</b>
    <b>University Archives, Feb. 26:</b> "Damn the torpedoes!" Riveting 24pp ALS of Admiral Farragut's Steward Describing the "Battle of Mobile Bay”. $6,000 to $7,000.
    <b>University Archives, Feb. 26:</b> Abraham Lincoln Signed Order to Suspend Execution. $5,000 to $6,000.
    <b>University Archives, Feb. 26:</b> Napoleon DS Featuring Imperial Eagle and Enormous Great Seal Appointing Norman Politician Baron of the Empire. $4,000 to $5,000.
  • <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>Morton Subastas, Feb 25:</b> Nebel, Carl. The War Between the United States and Mexico. New York, 1851. $270,000 - $300,000 MXN / USD $15,000 - $16,666
    <b>Morton Subastas, Feb 25:</b> Nebel, Carl. The War Between the United States and Mexico. New York, 1851. $270,000 - $300,000 MXN / USD $15,000 - $16,666
    <b>Morton Subastas, Feb 25:</b> Bolaños, Joaquín. La Portentosa Vida de la Muerte... (“The Portentous Life of Death”) México, 1792. $50,000 - $60,000 MXN / USD $2,777 - $3,333
    <b>Morton Subastas, Feb 25:</b> Tratado de Paz… entre la República Mexicana y los Estados Unidos. (“Treaty of Peace… Between the Mexican Republic and the United States”) 1848. $80,000 - $90,000 MXN / USD $4,444 - $5,000
    <b>Morton Subastas, Feb 25:</b> Fabregat, Josep Joaquín. Vista de la Plaza de México… (“View of the Square of Mexico”) México, 1797. $60,000 - $100,000 MXN / USD $3,333 - $5,555
    <b>Morton Subastas, Feb 25:</b> Hidalgo y Costilla, Miguel. Invitación al Coronel Narciso de la Canal… (“Invitation to Coronel Narciso de la Canal…”) 1810. $170,000 - $200,000 MXN / USD $9,444 - $11,111
    <b>Morton Subastas, Feb 25:</b> Gálvez, Joseph de. Real Cédula de Erección de la Compañía de Filipinas. (“Royal Notice of the Creation of the Company of the Philippines”) 1785. $40,000 - $60,000 MXN / USD $2,222 - $3,333
    <b>Morton Subastas, Feb 25:</b> Colección de Constituciones de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos (“Collection of Constitutions of the United Mexican States”) México, 1828. $50,000 - $60,000 MXN / USD $2,777 - $3,333
    <b>Morton Subastas, Feb 25:</b> Ruelas, Julio. Poemario Manuscrito Ilustrado, Dedicado a Lorencita Braniff (“Collection of Illustrated Poem Manuscripts, Dedicated to Lorencita Braniff”). 1903. $60,000 - $70,000 MXN / USD $3,333 - $3,888
    <b>Morton Subastas, Feb 25:</b> Espinosa de los Monteros, Juan J. Aviso de la Junta Soberana al Público (“Notice of the Sovereign Meeting to the Public”) 1821. $60,000 - $80,000 MXN / USD $3,333 - $4,444
    <b>Morton Subastas, Feb 25:</b> Constitución Federal de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos... (“Federal Constitution of the United Mexican States”) México, 1824. $140,000 - $150,000 MXN / USD $7,777 - $8,333
    <b>Morton Subastas, Feb 25:</b> Alcaraz, Ramón. Apuntes para la Historia de la Guerra entre México y los EU (“Notes on the History of the War between Mexico and the United States”). 1848. $40,000 - $50,000 MXN / USD $2,222 - $2,777
  • <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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