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Articles - May - 2015 Issue

In May 90 Auctions are Scheduled

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Ninety Auctions in May

The month's roll by and fresh auctions are announced, promoted and then sold.  This month there are initially 90.  By the end of the month there may be a dozen more.  As June then approaches some 25,000 lots will have been offered and the outcomes of each recorded.  The pace is extraordinary, the patterns of offers, pricing and sales both defining the world of collectible paper we are familiar with and the world that these forms of collecting are becoming.  It takes a close reading but the future is revealing itself.

Fri. May. 1st 
Sothebys. New York. Prints. 307 lots 
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Asian Arts at Auction. 24 lots 
Heritage Auctions. Beverly Hills. The Red Dot Auction Benefiting Chuck Jones Center for Creativity. 208 lots 

Sat. May. 2nd 
Nosbüsch & Stucke. Berlin. Books. 1231 lots 
Knotty Pine Auction Service. West Swanzey. Antique and Estate Book Sale - Session 2: Books. 309 lots 
Mid Hudson Auction Galleries. Cornwall-on-Hudson, . Seymour Stein Collection: Part 1. 14 lots 

Sun. May. 3rd 
Heritage Auctions. New York. Photographs. 217 lots 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 4/26. 721 lots 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 4/26. 495 lots 

Mon. May. 4th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Doodle for Hunger Illustration Art Auction Benefiting St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelter. 43 lots 
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Old Master Prints. 13 lots 

Tue. May. 5th 
Tajan. Paris. Photographs. 170 lots 
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Books
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 90 lots 

Wed. May. 6th 
Heritage Auctions. Beverly Hills. Illustration Art. 519 lots 
Aguttes. Neuilly-sur-Seine . Old Books and Paper
Tajan. Paris. Rive Gauche. 27 lots 
Lyon and Turnbull. Edinburgh. Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Photographs. 357 lots 

Thu. May. 7th 
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Fine Books and Manuscripts
Swann Galleries. New York. Modernist Posters. 309 lots 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 4/30

Fri. May. 8th 
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Lancaster. Rare and Used Books. 502 lots 
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Pictures and Prints

Sat. May. 9th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Americana, Political
Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH. Berlin-Schoneberg. Rare Books, Prints and Photographs
Mid Hudson Auction Galleries. Cornwall-on-Hudson, . Seymour Stein Antique Advertisements
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . Estate Sale - Books and Prints

Sun. May. 10th 
Mid Hudson Auction Galleries. Cornwall-on-Hudson, . Seymour Stein Collection: Part 3
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 1/115/3
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 5/3

Mon. May. 11th 
Bonhams. New York. Post War and Contemporary - Prints

Tue. May. 12th 
Burgersdijk and Niermans. Leiden. Books

Wed. May. 13th 
Aguttes. Neuilly-sur-Seine . Old Books and Paper
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books, Maps and Documents
ALDE. Paris. Antiquarian and 19th Century Books
Bonhams. Edinburgh. The Sporting Sale
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autographs & Artifacts. 968 lots 

Thu. May. 14th 
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Bibliophile
Bolaffi Ambassador Auctions. Milan. Books on Food. 679 lots 
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Motoring, Aviation, Maritime & Railway History: Models, Toys, Books & Documents, Fine Art
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Rare Americana with California & the P.P.P.I E. - Travel & Exploration - Maps & Views
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 5/7

Fri. May. 15th 
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Battle of Waterloo Bicentenary Sale: Military History, Arms & Armour, Militaria

Sun. May. 17th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 5/10
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 5/10

Mon. May. 18th 
Ketterer Kunst Doerling. Hamburg. Rare Books
Dorotheum . Vienna. Scientific Instruments - Globes

Tue. May. 19th 
Bubb Kuyper. 2011 KM Haarlem. Books, Manuscripts and Graphic Arts
Tooveys. West Sussex. Photographs, Autographs, Printed and Manuscript Ephemera
Swann Galleries. New York. Maps and Atlases, Natural History and Color Plate Books
Artcurial. Paris. Books and Manuscripts
Hauswedell and Nolte. Hamburg. Rare Books and Autographs. 779 lots 

Wed. May. 20th 
Tooveys. West Sussex. Prints
Tajan. Paris. Books
Old World Auctions. Glen Allen. Antique Maps, Globes, Charts, Atlases & Vintage Graphics

Thu. May. 21st 
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Important Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper
Christies. London -South Kensington. Posters
PIASA. Paris. Russian and Soviet Photographs
Swann Galleries. New York. Fine Photographs
Tajan. Paris. Prints
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Fine Prints
Dorotheum . Vienna. Modern and Contemporary Prints
Auctionata. Berlin. Photography, Prints and Editions
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 5/14

Fri. May. 22nd 
Pierre Berge and Associes. Paris. Jean Patou Collection - Books
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Space Exploration
Ader. PARIS. Photographs
Aspire Auctions. Cleveland. Printed Art
ALDE. Paris. First Editions

Sat. May. 23rd 
Sothebys. London. Photographs
Artcurial. Paris. Comic Strips
Hauff and Auvermann. Berlin-Wilmersdorf. Modern and contemporary art. Paintings, prints, sculptures.. 371 lots 

Sun. May. 24th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 5/17
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 5/17
Northeast Auctions. Portsmouth. Memorial Day Weekend Auction

Wed. May. 27th 
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. Books and Manuscripts
Christies. London - King Street. Sporting Books from the Collection of Joel Spitz
Gonnelli Casa DAste. Firenze. Manuscripts, Incunabula and Books

Thu. May. 28th 
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Art Sale - Prints
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics
Sothebys. London. Music, Continental and Russian Books and Manuscripts
Ader. PARIS. Prints
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Rare Books and Manuscripts
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 5/21

Fri. May. 29th 
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. Books
Skinner. Boston. Americana and European Prints and Photography

Sat. May. 30th 
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints and Photographs

Sun. May. 31st 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 5/24
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 5/24

Use the upcoming auction search regularly to follow the auction activity.

 

Rare Book Monthly

  • <center><b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>The Library and Picture Collection of the late Martin Woolf Orskey<br>June 26</b>
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>June 26:</b> Book of Hours. Illuminated manuscript, Flanders or northern France, c. 1450. With 12 full-page illuminated miniatures. £10,000 to £15,000
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>June 26:</b> Zahrawi, Abu’-Qasim, al- (c. 936-1013). <i>Albucasis chirurgicorum omnium,</i> Strasbourg, 1532. The first comprehensive illustrated treatise on surgery. £3,000 to £5,000
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>June 26:</b> Milles, Thomas. <i>The Custumers Alphabet and Primer,</i> 1608. Gilt supralibros of 17th-century English bibliophile Edward Gwynn. £2,000 to £3,000
    <center><b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>The Library and Picture Collection of the late Martin Woolf Orskey<br>June 26</b>
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>June 26:</b> Guillemeau, Jacques. <i>Child-Birth or, the Happy Deliverie of Women,</i> 1st edition in English, 1612. The second midwifery manual printed in English. £1,500 to £2,000
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>June 26:</b> Rabisha, William. <i>The Whole Body of Cookery Dissected,</i> 1st edition, 1661. Rare. Five copies in libraries. £2,000 to £3,000
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>June 26:</b> Royal binding. <i>An Abridgment of the English Military Discipline,</i> 1678. Contemporary red goatskin gilt by Samuel Mearne for Charles II (1630-1865). £1,500 to £2,000
    <center><b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>The Library and Picture Collection of the late Martin Woolf Orskey<br>June 26</b>
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>June 26:</b> Pallavicino, Ferrante. <i>The Whores Rhetorick,</i> 1st edition in English, 1683. Rare anti-Jesuit satire. £2,000 to £3,000
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>June 26:</b> Swift, Jonathan. <i>The Benefit of Farting,</i> 1st London edition, 1722. Teerink 19. £2,000 to £3,000
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>June 26:</b> Edwards, George. <i>Natural History of Uncommon Birds</i> [and] <i>Gleanings of Natural History,</i> 7 volumes, 1743-64. Contemporary tree calf, 362 hand-coloured engraved plates. £8,000 to £12,000
    <center><b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>The Library and Picture Collection of the late Martin Woolf Orskey<br>June 26</b>
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>June 26:</b> Campbell, Patrick. <i>Travels in the Interior Inhabited Parts of North America,</i> 1st edition, 1793. Howes C101; Sabin 10264. Uncut in original boards. £5,000 to £8,000
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>June 26:</b> Hearne, Samuel. <i>A Journey from Prince of Wales's Fort in Hudson's Bay, to the Northern Ocean,</i> 1st edition, 1795. Sabin 31181. Large-paper copy. £2,000 to £3,000
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>June 26:</b> Edgeworth, Maria. <i>The Match Girl, A Novel,</i> 1808. £1,000 to £1,500
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Ian Fleming, <i>Goldfinger,</i> first edition, inscribed to Sir Henry Cotton, MBE, London, 1959. Sold for $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Joseph Brant, Mohawk Chief, ALS, writing after pledging support to King George III against American rebels, 1776. Sold for a record $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Sonia Delaunay, <i>Ses Peintures</i> . . ., 20 pochoir plates, Paris, 1925. Sold for a record $13,750.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Diana, Princess of Wales, 6 autograph letters signed to British <i>Vogue</i> editor, 1989-92. Sold for $10,400.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Alexander Hamilton, ALS, as Secretary of the Treasury covering costs of the new U.S. Mint, 1793. Sold for $12,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Benjamin Graham & David L. Dodd, <i>Security Analysis,</i> first edition, inscribed by Graham to a Wall Street trader, NY, 1934. Sold for $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> George Barbier & François-Louis Schmied, <i>Personnages de Comédie,</i> Paris, 1922. Sold for $9,375.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Alphonse Mucha, <i>Ilsée, Princesse de Tripoli,</i> Paris, 1897. Sold for a record $13,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Ralph Waldo Emerson, <i>The Dial,</i> first edition of the reconstituted issue, Emerson’s copy with inscriptions, Cincinnati, 1860. Sold for a record $3,250.
  • <b>Christie’s Paris:</b> Blaise Cendrars and Fernand Léger, <i>La Fin du monde filmée par l’ange N.-D.,</i> Paris, Editions de la Sirène, 1919
    <b>Christie’s Paris:</b> André Breton, <i>Second manifeste du Surréalisme,</i> Paris, Editions Kra, 1930
    <b>Christie’s Paris:</b> Paul Eluard and Pablo Picasso, <i>La Barre d’appui,</i> Paris, Editions « Cahiers d’Art », 1936
    <b>Christie’s Paris:</b> Blaise Cendrars and Fernand Léger, <i>La Fin du monde filmée par l’ange N.-D.,</i> Paris, Editions de la Sirène, 1919
    <b>Christie’s Paris:</b> Hans Bellmer, <i>Die Puppe,</i> Paris, G.L.M., 1936
    <b>Christie’s Paris:</b> Salvador Dali, <i>La femme visible,</i> Paris, Editions Surréalistes, 1930
  • <b>Doyle, The Estate of Oleg Cassini. June 27</b>
    <b>Doyle, The Estate of Oleg Cassini:</b> KENNEDY ONASSIS, JACQUELINE Typed letter signed to Oleg Cassini. $400 to $600
    <b>Doyle, The Estate of Oleg Cassini:</b> [CASSINI-KENNEDY FASHIONS] Important archives related to the development of fashions for Mrs. Kennedy… $4,000 to $6,000
    <b>Doyle, The Estate of Oleg Cassini:</b> [CASSINI-KENNEDY FASHIONS] Detailed ledger of the Kennedy White House years… $500 to $800
    <b>Doyle, The Estate of Oleg Cassini:</b> KELLY, GRACE. Four autograph letters to Oleg Cassini. $5,000 to $8,000
    <b>Doyle, The Estate of Oleg Cassini. June 27</b>
    <b>Doyle, The Estate of Oleg Cassini:</b> CASSINI, OLEG. Group of Kennedy-era original fashion sketches. $1,000 to $1,500
    <b>Doyle, The Estate of Oleg Cassini:</b> KENNEDY ONASSIS, JACQUELINE. Autograph letter signed to Oleg Cassini. $800 to $1,200
    <b>Doyle, The Estate of Oleg Cassini:</b> CASSINI, OLEG. Fashion sketch titled “Mrs. Kennedy-Palais de Versailles-State Dinner.” $800 to $1,200
    Doyle, The Estate of Oleg Cassini: [CASSINI, OLEG - KENNEDY, JACQUELINE.] Group of approximately 130 original fashion designs… $800 to $1,200.
  • <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Darwin, Charles. <i>On the Origin of Species.</i> Presentation Copy. Sold for $500,075.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Darwin, Charles. Autograph Letter Signed, 3 pp, negotiating the 2nd American edition with Appleton. Sold for $21,325.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Hemingway, Ernest. Autograph Letter Signed, 8 pp, Paris, 1924, to his father discussing Bullfighting, Stories, and his new baby. Sold for $25,075.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Shakespeare, William. <i>Corialanus.</i> London, 1623. 1st printing [Extracted from the First Folio]. Sold for $50,075.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Swift, Jonathan. <i>Gulliver's Travels.</i> London, 1726. 1st edition, Teerink's A edition, fine, large copy. Sold for $21,325.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Fitzroy, Robert. Autograph Letter Signed to agent Thomas Stilwell, informing him of the progress of H.M.S. Beagle. Sold for $17,575.
    <center><b>Bonhams<br> Property from the Collection of Nicole and William R. Keck II</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Shakespeare, William. <i>Sonnets.</i> 1901. 2 volumes. Printed on vellum and illuminated by Ross Turner, bound by Trautz-Bauzonnet. Sold for $13,825.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Beardsley, Aubrey. <i>The Birth, Life, and Acts of King Arthur.</i> 1893-94. 2 volumes. Contemporary painted vellum gilt by Chivers. Sold for $5,325.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Assisi, St. Francis. <i>The Canticle of Brother Sun.</i> Illuminated on vellum, for the Grolier Society. Sold for $7,575.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Rackham, Arthur. <i>Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens.</i> 1/500 copies signed by Rackham. Sold for $4,825.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Proust, Marcel. <i>Du coté de chez Swann.</i> 1st edition, 1st issue. Inscribed by Proust. Sold for $8,825.

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