Ketterer-Kunst: a Rare Book Sale on May 18-19

- by Bruce E. McKinney

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On May 18th and 19th, Ketterer-Kunst will conduct an appealing sale of books in all categories but most with an emphasis on illustrations.  Their illustrated online catalogue was recently posted and is available for inspection and a link to it provided at the conclusion of this article.  This sale, number 421, is comprised of about 1,050 lots.

 

The categories of material are:

 

Evening auction on May 18th – Special Selection of 15th to 16th Century material

 

Geography – Travel

Europe

German Geography

Old Maps and City Views

Decorative Graphics

Old Literature and Illustrated Books

Humanities and Society Sciences

Varia

Old Prints – Incunable

Bibles – Manuscripts

Old Natural Sciences – Technics

Botany – Herbal books

Zoology

Autographs – Family Register

Bibliology – Art, Literature and Architecture

Facsimile Editions

Children’s Books

Modern Literature and Illustrated Books – Press Ed.  Gallery Works

Hermann Hesse – Schadow’s Collection

Contemporary Literature

Marine Art

Northern German Art

 

The online presentation is particularly effective, the + option increases the image size.  In the enlarged versions, when you scroll down, descriptions in German and often English are provided.  Estimates are quoted in both euros and US dollars.

 

The house website 

 

Link to their online catalogue

 

Then mark your calendars.  The dates are the 18th and 19th.