Rare Book Monthly

Articles - April - 2015 Issue

109 Auctions in April [so far]

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April has become an important month for the world of collectible paper, be they books, manuscripts, maps or ephemera.  The catalyst is the Antiquarian Book Fair in New York but everywhere April is increasingly significant.  Three sales a day, every day simply reflect the changing nature of the field; aging collectors looking to sell and new collectors looking to buy.


Wed. Apr. 1st 
Bonhams. London. Wellington, Waterloo and the Napoleonic Wars. 46 lots 
Ader. PARIS. Photo Books - Collection of Jean-Claude Eidelman, Part 2. 351 lots 
Pierre Berge and Associes. Paris. COLLECTION OF TWO LOVERS OF XIX th CENTURY The Gaston and Albert Tissandier brothers aeronauts and A. 223 lots 
Sothebys. New York. The New York Sale. 42 lots 
Sothebys. New York. Photographs. 188 lots 

Thu. Apr. 2nd 
Swann Galleries. New York. Ascension: A Century of African American Art. 178 lots 
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Americana and Exploration of the West. 749 lots 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 3/6. 220 lots 
Dorotheum . Vienna. Prints Before 1900. 93 lots 

Fri. Apr. 3rd 
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Spring Americana. 44 lots 
Vermot de Pas. Paris. Modern and Antiquarian Books - Art Photography Books. 283 lots 

Sat. Apr. 4th 
Potomack Company. Alexandria. Books, Prints, Manuscripts. 49 lots 

Sun. Apr. 5th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 3/29. 721 lots 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 3/29. 459 lots 

Mon. Apr. 6th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Doodle for Hunger Illustration Art Auction Benefiting St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelter - online. 43 lots 
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Old Master Prints. 12 lots 

Tue. Apr. 7th 
Christies. New York. DON MCLEAN'S 'AMERICAN PIE': THE ORIGINAL LYRICS. 1 lots 
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 100 lots 

Wed. Apr. 8th 
Heritage Auctions. New York. Historical Manuscripts. 420 lots 
Heritage Auctions. New York. Rare Books. 1174 lots 
Aguttes. Neuilly-sur-Seine . Old Books and Paper
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books, Maps & Documents; Travel, Atlases & Natural History. 541 lots 

Thu. Apr. 9th 
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. The Library of a Gentleman. 289 lots 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Animation Art. 1353 lots 
Swann Galleries. New York. Early Printed, Medical, Scientific and Travel Books. 330 lots 
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. Ancient and Modern Books
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 4/2
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Naples Online. 36 lots 

Fri. Apr. 10th 
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Western Prospects: Discovering Americana & Numismatics (session 1). 556 lots 
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Pictures and Prints
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. Paul Coze Archives - Wakanda. 70 lots 
Beaussant Lefevre. Paris. Asia - Prints. 48 lots 
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Hudson. Prints
Charlton Hall. West Columbia, SC. 86 Anniversary Auction - Books and Prints. 46 lots 

Sat. Apr. 11th 
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . Estate Auction. 27 lots 
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Western Prospects: Discovering Americana & Numismatics (session 2). 722 lots 

Sun. Apr. 12th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 4/5
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 4/5
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books
Carlsen Gallery. Greenville, NY. "Spring Fling" ANTIQUE AUCTION - Prints. 55 lots 
OSENAT. FONTAINEBLEAU. The Empire at Fontainebleau

Mon. Apr. 13th 
Bonhams. New York. Fine Books and Manuscripts
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Old Master Prints

Tue. Apr. 14th 
Swann Galleries. New York. Printed and Manuscript Americana. 359 lots 
Rossini. Paris. Prints
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Modern and Contemporary Prints

Wed. Apr. 15th 
Doyle New York. New York. Rare Books, Maps and Autographs
Doyle New York. New York. Photographs
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Book Sale
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autographs and Artifacts - bidstart 3/22. 970 lots 

Thu. Apr. 16th 
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Transport Sale. 3 lots 
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Bibliophile
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Literature with Science Fiction and Detective Fiction
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 4/9

Fri. Apr. 17th 
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Japanese Prints
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Spring Estates Auction
ALDE. Paris. Heraldry and Geneologic Libray
Beaussant Lefevre. Paris. Works of Art - Prints. 7 lots 
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Western Prospects: Discovering Americana & Numismatics (session 3). 733 lots 

Sat. Apr. 18th 
Aspire Auctions. Cleveland. Printed Art - Internet bidstart 4/3
Heritage Auctions. Beverly Hills. Entertainment and Music Auction. 592 lots 
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. April 18th Auction - Prints, Ephemera
ALDE. Paris. LIBRARY OF AMADEO DELAUNET Y ESNAOLA II
Arader Galleries. New York City. Age of European and American Exploration
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Western Prospects: Discovering Americana & Numismatics (session 4). 591 lots 

Sun. Apr. 19th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 4/12
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 4/12

Mon. Apr. 20th 
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. American History
Sothebys. New York. Sotheby's Designer Showhouse
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Western Prospects: Discovering Americana & Numismatics (session 5). 752 lots 

Tue. Apr. 21st 
Bonhams. San Francisco. Prints and Multiples
Tooveys. West Sussex. Antiquarian and Collectors Books
Paige Auction. Portland. Magic of Collection - Prints, Ephemera
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Western Prospects: Discovering Americana & Numismatics (session 6). 628 lots 

Wed. Apr. 22nd 
Christies. London -South Kensington. Prints and Multiples
Tooveys. West Sussex. Prints
Ader. PARIS. Judaica

Thu. Apr. 23rd 
Christies. New York. Prints and Multiples
Christies. New York. Prints and Multiples
Freemans. Philadelphia. Books, Maps and Manuscripts
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 4/16
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Cape Town. Books - Internet Bidstart 4/16
Christies. London -South Kensington. Travel, Science and Natural History
RR Auction. Amherst. Space Exploration - online bidstart 4/16. 334 lots 
Rossini. Paris. Prints

Fri. Apr. 24th 
Romantic Agony Book and Print Auctions. Brussels. Books and Prints
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. 75172 Pforzheim. Books, Autographs and Prints. 6420 lots 
Auctionata. Berlin. Photography and Prints
Auctionata. Berlin. Prints and Editions

Sat. Apr. 25th 
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints and Multiples
Kolbe and Fanning Numismatic Booksellers. Gahanna. Numismatic Books
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Property from the Oprah Winfrey Collection

Sun. Apr. 26th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 4/19
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 4/19

Mon. Apr. 27th 
Christies. Paris. Books and Manuscripts

Tue. Apr. 28th 
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Interiors: Day 1 - Prints
Doyle New York. New York. Prints and Multiples
Rossini. Paris. Autographs and Photographs
Bonhams. New York. Photographs
Sheppards Irish Auction House. Durrow. Prints

Wed. Apr. 29th 
Bonhams. New York. The World War II 70th Anniversary Sale
PIASA. Paris. Limited Editions
Swann Galleries. New York. Old Master Through Modern Prints
ALDE. Paris. Binders, Books
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. Weapons - Photographs
Auctionata. New York. Theme Auction: Icons

Thu. Apr. 30th 
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Books and Works on Paper
Sothebys. London. Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 4/23
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Art and Art Reference - Fine Books in All Fields

Rare Book Monthly

  • <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>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.
  • <center><b>Sotheby’s New York<br>Fine Books & Manuscripts Online<br>Ending December 17</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, Now - Dec 17:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies…</i> The Second Impression. 1632. $100,000 to $150,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, Now - Dec 17:</b> GEORGE CURZON, 1ST MARQUESS CURZON OF KEDLESTON. “Curzon Tiger Hunt.” [India: circa 1901]. 120 albumen photographs. $3,000 to $5,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, Now - Dec 17:</b> (CASSADY, NEAL). Kerouac, Jack. <i>On the Road.</i> New York: Viking Press, 1957. Inscribed. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, Now - Dec 17:</b> VEGA, JOSEPH PENSO DE LA. <i>Confusion de Confusiones. Dialogos curiosos entre un Philosopho agudo, un Mercader discrete...</i> Amsterdam, 1688. $200,000 to $300,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, Now - Dec 17:</b> RACKHAM, ARTHUR — [WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE]. "The Moon Like to a Silver Bow New-Bent in Heaven," original illustration for <i>A Midsummer Night's Dream.</i> $12,000 to $18,000
  • <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
  • <center><b>Doyle: Angling Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake” Johnson<br>Online Only Auction ending Dec. 18</b>
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> WETZEL, CHARLES M. American Fishing Books. $400 to $600
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> BISSELL, ALFRED E., <i>In Pursuit of Salar.</i> $400 to $600
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> <i>The Settler and Sportsman in Anticosti.</i> $400 to $600
    <center><b>Doyle: Angling Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake” Johnson<br>Online Only Auction ending Dec. 18</b>
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> CARLETON, HENRY GUY, <i>Advice to Young Anglers.</i> $300 to $500
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> ROBINSON, ROLAND EVANS, <i>Forest and Stream Fables. By Awahsoose the Bear.</i> $300 to $500
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> SAWADA, KEN, <i>The Art of the Classic Salmon Fly.</i> $300 to $500
    <center><b>Doyle: Angling Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake” Johnson<br>Online Only Auction ending Dec. 18</b>
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> SOUTHARD, CHARLES ZIBEON, <i>The Evolution of Trout and Trout Fishing in America.</i> $400 to $600
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> SOUTHARD, CHARLES ZIBEON, <i>Trout Fly-Fishing in America.</i> $400 to $600

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