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Articles - March - 2015 Issue

133 Auctions in March

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It is common now for a hundred auctions in the books, manuscripts, maps and ephemera fields to be scheduled in a single month.  It seems, in fact, that we’ll see a two hundred-auction month in the next three years.  There is simply too much material to sell and increasingly, not enough time to post and sell in the traditional way.  The transition will be both difficult and refreshingly easy.  For those who hold out for the top dollar it may be tough.  For those who sell to the highest bidder, even when that bid is less than expected, it will work out.  Here are 108 opportunities during March.

 

Sun. Mar. 1st 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 2/22. 650 lots 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 2/22. 457 lots 
Bonhams. Los Angeles. Entertainment Memorabilia. 401 lots 

Mon. Mar. 2nd 
Florence Number Nine. Florence. 30215. 14 lots 
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Old Master Prints. 5 lots 
Artcurial. Paris. Aeronautics. 100 lots 
Skinner. Boston. Americana - Books and Prints. 11 lots 

Tue. Mar. 3rd 
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 52 lots 

Wed. Mar. 4th 
Bonhams. London. Prints and Multiples. 351 lots 
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books, Maps & Documents; Medieval Manuscripts & Illuminated Leaves; Bookbinding Equipment. 620 lots 
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 42 lots 

Thu. Mar. 5th 
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Golf BooksFine Golf Books & Memorabilia - The Library of John Burns, Part II - with Additions. 626 lots 
Swann Galleries. New York. 19th and 20th Century Prints and Drawings. 638 lots 
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. Autographs - Manuscripts. 434 lots 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 2/26. 318 lots 
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. 19th and 20th Century Photographs from a Private Collection. 211 lots 

Fri. Mar. 6th 
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Photo Opportunities. 239 lots 
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. Library o Guy Bechtel. 242 lots 

Sat. Mar. 7th 
Addison and Sarova. Macon. Rare Books. 100 lots 
Marc van de Wiele Auctions. Brugge. Antiquarian Books. 744 lots 
Sothebys. Paris. Comic Strips. 288 lots 
Sothebys. New York. Joy, Love and Peace: The Peter B. Lewis Collection. 42 lots 
Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH. Berlin-Schoneberg. Rare Books. 317 lots 
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Prints. 25 lots 
Bonhams. Oxford . A PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTION OF VICTORIAN CARRIAGES AND COACHES TO INCLUDE ASSOCIATED MEMORABILIA -. 20 lots 
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . Estate Sale - Books and Prints. 53 lots 

Sun. Mar. 8th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 3/1. 539 lots 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 3/1. 469 lots 

Mon. Mar. 9th 
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Old Master Prints. 7 lots 

Tue. Mar. 10th 
Doyle New York. New York. Doyle at Home: Books and Decorative Prints. 28 lots 
Rossini. Paris. Books. 244 lots 
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 54 lots 

Wed. Mar. 11th 
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Exeter. Books, Maps and Prints. 343 lots 
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autographs and Artifacts - bidstart 2/20. 941 lots 
Kedem Auction. Jerusalem . Judaica: Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters. 470 lots 

Thu. Mar. 12th 
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Bibliophile. 483 lots 
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Cape Town. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 3/5. 497 lots 
Waverly Auctions. Falls Church. Manuscripts. 463 lots 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 3/5. 273 lots 

Fri. Mar. 13th 
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Lancaster. Rare and Used Books. 468 lots 

Sat. Mar. 14th 
Christies. Paris. Comics and Illustration. 446 lots 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Texana. 362 lots 
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Prints. 25 lots 
Christies. Paris. Tintin. 10 lots 
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Antiques and Accessories - Books and Prints. 57 lots 

Sun. Mar. 15th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 3/8. 506 lots 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 3/8. 424 lots 
James D Julia Auctioneers. Fairfield. Militaria - Documents, Books, letters. 24 lots 
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books, Art and Ephemera - Jewish, Antique, Nautical, etc.. 520 lots 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Marilyn Monroe Photographs Internet bidstart 3/5. 45 lots 

Mon. Mar. 16th 
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. American History - Online bidstart 3/5. 346 lots 
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Old Master Prints. 5 lots 
ALDE. Paris. Games and Entertainment - Collection of Philippe Messager. 627 lots 

Tue. Mar. 17th 
Sothebys. London. Prints and Multiples. 234 lots 
Henri Godts Books and Prints Auctions. Bruxelles . Old & Modern Books, Prints, Maps, Photographs, Popular Art. 450 lots 
PIASA. Paris. Antiquarian and Modern Books. 290 lots 
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 51 lots 

Wed. Mar. 18th 
Christies. London - King Street. Prints and Multiples. 155 lots 
Bonhams. London. Fine Books, Manuscripts, Atlases and Historical Photographs. 230 lots 
Tajan. Paris. Raoul Lehouard Library. 156 lots 
RR Auction. Amherst. Remarkable Rarities - Internet bidstart 3/11. 211 lots 

Thu. Mar. 19th 
Ader. PARIS. Ancient and Modern Books. 306 lots 
Pierre Berge and Associes. Paris. Particular History of Photography - Mr. and Mrs. X Collection. 341 lots 
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. English and Continental Books and Manuscripts. 169 lots 
Sothebys. London. Exploration and Discovery, 1576-1939, The Library of Franklin Brooke- Hitching, Part III, K-P. 350 lots 
Swann Galleries. New York. Autographs. 223 lots 
Kestenbaum and Company. New York. Judaica: Books and Manuscripts. 248 lots 
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Illustrated and Children's Books - Fine Books in All Fields. 588 lots 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 3/12. 200 lots 
Morton Casa de Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Modern Art - Prints. 97 lots 

Fri. Mar. 20th 
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Autographs, Memorabilia and Vintage Posters. 291 lots 
Venator and Hanstein. Köln . Books, Prints and Drawings, Autographs. 1134 lots 

Sat. Mar. 21st 
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints and Photographs. 118 lots 
Aguttes. Neuilly-sur-Seine . Automobilia. 116 lots 
Rachel Davis Fine Arts. Cleveland. Fine Art - Prints. 162 lots 
Christies. New York. The Collection of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth IV - The Library. 146 lots 

Sun. Mar. 22nd 
Northeast Auctions. Portsmouth. Spring Afternoon Auction. 39 lots 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 3/15. 624 lots 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 3/15. 461 lots 
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Fine Arts - Prints. 67 lots 
Grogan and Company. Dedham. March Auction - Prints. 16 lots 

Mon. Mar. 23rd 
James D Julia Auctioneers. Fairfield. The Private & Personal Collection of Dr. Helga Wall-Apelt - RARE ASIAN PHOTOGRAPHS. 2 lots 
Adams Amsterdam Auctions. Amsterdam. PHOTOGRAPHS - LOCOMOTIVES & RAILROAD BRIDGES - Online bidstart 3/5. 46 lots 
Auctionata. Berlin. Precious Manuscripts, Books and Prints. 111 lots 
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Old Master Prints. 6 lots 
Morton Casa de Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Old and Modern Books and Documents. 303 lots 
Winter Associates. Plainville, CT . Prints, Illustrations. 46 lots 

Tue. Mar. 24th 
JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung. Berlin. Autographs -Literature. 241 lots 
Adams Amsterdam Auctions. Amsterdam. BOOKS FROM IMPORTANT PROPERTIES - Online bidstart 3/5. 264 lots 
JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung. Berlin. Autographs - Science. 145 lots 
JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung. Berlin. Autographs - Fine Arts. 43 lots 
JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung. Berlin. Autographs - Music. 235 lots 
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 26 lots 
Bonhams. Oxford . Books, Maps and Manuscripts. 480 lots 

Wed. Mar. 25th 
Beaussant Lefevre. Paris. Photographs. 299 lots 
Bonhams. London. Library of the Late Hugh Selbourne, M.D.. 329 lots 
Tooveys. West Sussex. Prints. 22 lots 
Sothebys. London. Made in Britain. 148 lots 
JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung. Berlin. Autographs - History. 271 lots 
Grays Auctioneers. Cleveland, . Fine Art - Prints. 67 lots 
Tooveys. West Sussex. Militaria. 3 lots 

Thu. Mar. 26th 
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 440 lots 
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Books and Ephemera. 813 lots 
Swann Galleries. New York. Printed and Manuscript African Americana. 514 lots 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 3/19. 200 lots 
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. Photographs. 66 lots 

Fri. Mar. 27th 
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Old Master Prints. 68 lots 
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. Posters. 391 lots 
Auctionata. Berlin. Photography and Prints. 171 lots 
Rago Arts and Auctions. Lambertville. Rago Unreserved: Rago Unreserved: Early 20th C., Fine Art, Estate goods, Scandinavian. 75 lots 
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Books - Day 2. 223 lots 

Sat. Mar. 28th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters. 883 lots 
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Books and Autographs, Photography. 574 lots 
Vermot de Pas. Paris. Comic Strips. 579 lots 
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Lee's Summit . The Military Collection of Glen 'Corky' Reed. 24 lots 
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Photographs and Photobooks. 59 lots 
Rago Arts and Auctions. Lambertville. Rago Unreserved: Modern Design and Contemporary Art. 90 lots 
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Exeter. Lenkiewicz Legacy - posters, photos. 114 lots 
Ferraton. Bruxelles. Modern and Contemporary Art - Prints and Photographs. 436 lots 

Sun. Mar. 29th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 3/22. 712 lots 
OSENAT. FONTAINEBLEAU. BONNARD - COLLECTION ANTOINE TERRASSE. 30 lots 

Mon. Mar. 30th 
Aguttes. Neuilly-sur-Seine . Photography. 56 lots 
Auctionata. Berlin. Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts. 62 lots 
Australian Book Auctions. Armadale, . Books and Documents. 276 lots 
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. Wes Cowan Stereoview Auction - online bidstart 3/13. 249 lots 
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Old Master Prints. 6 lots 
John McInnis Auctioneers. Amesbury. Florida Estate Auction - Books and Prints. 16 lots 

Tue. Mar. 31st 
Christies. New York. 20/21 PHOTOGRAPHS/ LEAVES OF LIGHT AND SHADOW: PHOTOGRAPHS GATHERED BY WILLIAM T. HILLMAN. 116 lots 
Christies. New York. 20/21 PHOTOGRAPHS. 145 lots 
Bonhams. New York. THE LAUREN BACALL COLLECTION - Prints. 99 lots 
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. English and Continental Letters and Documents. 201 lots 
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 79 lots 
Auctionata. New York. Modern Masters - Prints. 67 lots 

Rare Book Monthly

  • <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.
  • <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>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 €
  • <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.

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