Rare Book Monthly

Articles - March - 2019 Issue

Auctions in New York around the week of the Book Fairs


The New York Book Fairs are honey to the book collecting community and the prospect of both three area fairs and four auction houses holding sales over the same period makes for an exceptional opportunity for the interested to find the interesting.  This month many of the New York auction houses have sales scheduled in this period.


Swann runs sales throughout the year but they also pay special attention to dates of the three book fairs that occur in March and often schedule material for exhibition or sale while the crowds are in town.  This year is no exception:


March 5th at 10:30 am to 1:30 pm:  The Story Behind the Littmann Collection of German Expressionism & European Avant-Garde.


March 7th starting at 10:30 am:  Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books


Bonhams has three sales scheduled:


The Eric C. Caren collection of How History Unfolds on Paper.  March 6 through March 14.  268 lots

The Medical & Scientific Library of W. Bruce Fye.  March 11th.  405 lots

Extraordinary Books and Manuscripts on March 12th.  158 lots


Heritage Auctions


Books, 6208 in New York 3/5-3/6


Doyle New York


Travel & Sport in India & Asia from the Library of Arnold ‘Jake’ Johnson.   300+ lots.  This is an online only sale.  It is available for bidding from February 28th until its close on March 14th.  The material is available for inspection at 175 East 87th Street in  Manhattan.


Both Sotheby’s and Christies will have sales in New  York later in the spring.


Here is a link to our Upcoming Auction pages.


Rare Book Monthly

  • <b><center>Swann Auction Galleries<br>Focus On Women:<br>At Auction June 1, 2023</b>
    <b>Swann June 1:</b> Sojourner Truth, <i>Narrative of Sojourner Truth, a Northern Slave,</i> first edition, Boston, 1850. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann June 1:</b> Jane Austen, <i>Pride and Prejudice,</i> London, 1817. $6,000 to $8,000.
    <b>Swann June 1:</b> Cindy Sherman, <i>Secretary,</i> gelatin silver print, 1978; printed 1993. $6,000 to $8,000.
    <b>Swann June 1:</b> Fanny Stevenson, Archive of Photographs & Letters, 1866-1904. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann June 1:</b> Charlotte Perkins Gilman, <i>The Forerunner,</i> Volumes I-VII; Family Association Set; Four Volumes Signed or Inscribed by the Author, New York, 1909-16. $3,000 to $5,000.
  • <b><center>Sotheby's<br>The Joanne Woodward & Paul Newman Collection<br>26 May - 12 June</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, May 26 – Jun. 12:</b> "Cool Hand Luke" | Paul Newman Academy Award® Nomination Plaque. USD$2500 - $3500
    <b>Sotheby’s, May 26 – Jun. 12:</b> "Hud" | Bound presentation script incorporating photographic stills. USD$1000 - $1500
    <b>Sotheby’s, May 26 – Jun. 12:</b> "The Long, Hot Summer" | Movie Poster. USD$1000 - $1500
    <b>Sotheby’s, May 26 – Jun. 12:</b> Joseph Heller | "Catch-22," inscribed to Woodward & Newman by author. USD$500 - $800
    <b><center>Sotheby's<br>The Joanne Woodward & Paul Newman Collection<br>26 May - 12 June</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, May 26 – Jun. 12:</b> George H. W. Bush | Typed Letter Signed, Issuing a "Pardon" to Paul Newman. USD$1500 - $2000
    <b>Sotheby’s, May 26 – Jun. 12:</b> William Jefferson Clinton | Inscribed Color Photograph. USD$1000 - $1500
    <b>Sotheby’s, May 26 – Jun. 12:</b> Ken Kesey | Typed letter to “Paulnewman,” asking for further compensation for "Sometimes a Great Notion". USD$1000 - $1500
    <b>Sotheby’s, May 26 – Jun. 12:</b> "They Might Be Giants" | Costume sketches by Edith Head. USD$1000 - $2000

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