Rare Book Monthly

Articles - July - 2021 Issue

Donald Heald Announces his first Americana Sale: Buckle Up!

An invitation to you extended by Donald Heald -

Please join me for our first Americana sale on July 17th beginning at 1:00 pm EST.  Our upcoming event at Donald Heald Auctions offers a dive into many realms of Americana collecting, from 17th-century maps of the Americas to early 20th-century sporting prints.  For Donald Heald:  It’s morning in Americana.

            The collection of rare and interesting books on offer includes 3 compilations of colonial laws: a 1727 copy of the charter and laws of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, a rare 1767 printing of the charter and laws of Rhode Island, including updated acts of the General Assembly, and a 1782 printing of the acts of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s General Assembly, the first to be published after the start of the Revolution.

            Other important Revolution-era books include a 1774 edition of Benjamin Franklin’s groundbreaking Experiments and Observations on Electricity and a copy of Alexander Hamilton’s notorious “Reynolds Pamphlet.” Also on offer is a fine copy of the results of the 1800 census, the second ever performed in the United States.

            Accompanying the sale’s many prints featuring the American West are a number of rare books, including Major Stephen Long’s 1822 account of his expedition to the Rocky Mountains and an 1867 history and directory of California’s Nevada County by Edwin Bean.

            In honor of the Met’s large exhibition about Karl Bodmer’s life and expansive career, our sale includes a collection of 20 stunning Bodmer prints from his travels in the American West. These are presented alongside 5 attractive, large-format photogravures by Edward S. Curtis, from his famed ethnographic study The North American Indian.

            Also included are a group of 13 albumen photographs from George N. Barnard’s landmark work Photographic Views of Sherman's Campaign. Travelling with General William Tecumeh Sherman’s armies as an official Army photographer, Barnard captured the extent of the devastation caused by the Civil War more bluntly than any other contemporary photographer. Civil War themes are further represented in a fine copy of Louis Harlow’s Army Memories, which contains scenes of daily life in the Union Army as well as portraits of Generals Grant, Sherman, Logan, and McPherson.

            A set of 6 fine prints from Currier & Ives are also on offer; 4 of these feature sailing yachts, and are coupled with a pair of vibrant maritime prints by Frederick S. Cozzens. Two other sporting prints are included as well: a hand-coloured pochoir print by Gamy-Montaut, depicting the Vanderbilt Cup Race on Long Island, and a pony race heliotype by W.S. Allen from his great work, Sporting Incidents.

            The sale includes 41 maps from a range of mapmakers and eras of American history, spanning from 1640 to 1899. Some of the earliest feature detailed maps of the Caribbean and its various European colonies, produced by famed cartographers including Pieter Goos, Guillaume De L’Isle, and Jacques-Nicolas Bellin. Another trio of maps by Mathais Lotter, Rigobert Bonne, and William De Brahm depict in great detail the 13 Colonies at the outbreak and early stages of the Revolutionary War.

            The history of New York City from the mid-1700s to mid-1800s can be traced through three maps of the city, the first being a 1740 map of the northeastern United States by prominent German cartographer Matthäus Seutter. John Rapkin’s 1852 decorative map depicts the southern part of the city as it was a century later, and Matthew Dripps’ hand-colored, 1876 pocket map depicts the area in even greater detail.

 

Click here to view the sale on Invaluable and LiveAuctioneers:

 

Invaluable   https://www.invaluable.com/catalog/1xednrfg0b

 

LiveAuctioneers.  https://www.liveauctioneers.com/catalog/208644_americana-rare-books-maps-prints-and-photos/

 

For further information call Donald Heald Auctions at 212.744.3505.  To reach us by email:  info@donaldheald.com.  We will respond quickly.

Rare Book Monthly

  • Forum Auctions
    Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper
    30th May 2024
    Forum, May 30: Potter (Beatrix). Complete set of four original illustrations for the nursery rhyme, 'This pig went to market', 1890s. £60,000 to £80,000.
    Forum, May 30: Dante Alighieri.- Lactantius (Lucius Coelius Firmianus). Opera, second edition, Rome, 1468. £40,000 to £60,000.
    Forum, May 30: Distilling.- Brunschwig (Hieronymus). Liber de arte Distillandi de Compositis, first edition of the so-called 'Grosses Destillierbuch', Strassburg, 1512. £22,000 to £28,000.
    Forum, May 30: Eliot (T.S.), W. H. Auden, Ted Hughes, Philip Larkin, Robert Lowell, Seamus Heaney, Ted Hughes, & others. A Personal Anthology for Eric Walter White, 60 autograph poems. £20,000 to £30,000.
    Forum, May 30: Cornerstone of French Enlightenment Philosophy.- Helvetius (Claude Adrien). De l'Esprit, true first issue "A" of the suppressed first edition, Paris, 1758. £20,000 to £30,000.
    Forum Auctions
    Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper
    30th May 2024
    Forum, May 30: Szyk (Arthur). The Haggadah, one of 125 copies, this out-of-series, Beaconsfield Press, 1940. £15,000 to £20,000.
    Forum, May 30: Fleming (Ian). Casino Royale, first edition, first impression, 1953. £15,000 to £20,000.
    Forum, May 30: Japan.- Ryusui (Katsuma). Umi no Sachi [Wealth of the Sea], 2 vol., Tokyo, 1762. £8,000 to £12,000.
    Forum, May 30: Computing.- Operating and maintenance manual for the BINAC binary automatic computer built for Northrop Aircraft Corporation 1949, Philadelphia, 1949. £8,000 to £12,000.
    Forum, May 30: Burmese School (probably circa 1870s). Folding manuscript, or parabaik, from the Court Workshop at the Royal Court at Manadaly, Burma, [c.1870s]. £8,000 to £12,000.
  • Ketterer Rare Books
    Auction May 27th
    Ketterer Rare Books, May 27:
    K. Marx, Das Kapital,1867. Dedication copy. Est: € 120,000
    Ketterer Rare Books, May 27:
    Latin and French Book of Hours, around 1380. Est: € 25,000
    Ketterer Rare Books, May 27:
    Theodor de Bry, Indiae Orientalis, 1598-1625. Est: € 80,000
    Ketterer Rare Books
    Auction May 27th
    Ketterer Rare Books, May 27:
    Breviary, Latin manuscript, around 1450-75. Est: € 10,000
    Ketterer Rare Books, May 27:
    G. B. Piranesi, Vedute di Roma, 1748-69. Est: € 60,000
    Ketterer Rare Books, May 27:
    K. Schmidt-Rottluff, Arbeiter, 1921. Orig. watercolour on postcard. Est: € 18,000
    Ketterer Rare Books
    Auction May 27th
    Ketterer Rare Books, May 27:
    Breviarium Romanum, Latin manuscript, 1474. Est: € 20,000
    Ketterer Rare Books, May 27:
    C. J. Trew, Plantae selectae, 1750-73. Est: € 28,000
    Ketterer Rare Books, May 27:
    M. Beckmann, Apokalypse, 1943. Est: € 50,000
    Ketterer Rare Books
    Auction May 27th
    Ketterer Rare Books, May 27:
    Ulrich von Richenthal, Das Concilium, 1536. Est: € 9,000
    Ketterer Rare Books, May 27:
    I. Kant, Critik der reinen Vernunft, 1781. Est: €12,000
    Ketterer Rare Books, May 27:
    Arbeiter-Illustrierte Zeitung (AIZ) / Die Volks-Illustrierte (VI), 1932-38. Est: €8,000
  • ALDE, May 28: KIPLING (RUDYARD). Le Livre de la Jungle. – Le IIe livre de la Jungle. Paris, Sagittaire, Simon Kra, 1924-1925. €3,000 to €4,000.
    ALDE, May 28: NOAILLES (ANNA DE). Les Climats. Paris, Société du Livre contemporain, 1924. €50,000 to €60,000.
    ALDE, May 28: MILTON (JOHN). Paradis perdu. Quatrième chant. S.l., Les Bibliophiles de l'Automobile-Club de France, 1974. €2,000 to €3,000.
    ALDE, May 28: LEBEDEV (VLADIMIR). Russian Placards - Placard Russe 1917-1922. Saint-Petersbourg, Sterletz, 1923. €1,000 to €1,200.
    ALDE, May 28: MARDRUS (JOSEPH-CHARLES). Histoire charmante de l'adolescente sucre d'amour. Paris, F.-L. Schmied, 1927. €1,500 to €2,000.
    ALDE, May 28: TABLEAUX DE PARIS. Paris, Émile-Paul Frères, 1927. €2,000 to €3,000.
    ALDE, May 28: LA FONTAINE (JEAN DE). Les Fables illustrées par Paul Jouve. S.l. [Lausanne], Gonin & Cie, 1929. €4,000 to €5,000.
    ALDE, May 28: SARTRE (JEAN-PAUL). Vingt-deux dessins sur le thème du désir. Paris, Fernand Mourlot, 1961. €1,500 to €2,000.
    ALDE, May 28: [BRAQUE (GEORGES)]. 13 mai 1962. Alès, PAB, 1962. €3,000 to €4,000.
    ALDE, May 28: MIRÓ (JOAN). Je travaille comme un jardinier. Avant-propos d'Yvon Taillandier. Paris, Société intenationale d'art XXe siècle, 1963. €1,000 to €2,000.
    ALDE, May 28: MAGNAN (JEAN-MARIE). Taureaux. Paris, Michèle Trinckvel, 1965. €3,000 to €4,000.
    ALDE, May 28: PICASSO (PABLO). Dans l'atelier de Picasso. 1960. €15,000 to €20,000.
  • Sotheby’s
    Modern First Editions
    Available for Immediate Purchase
    Sotheby’s, Available Now: Winston Churchill. The Second World War. Set of First-Edition Volumes. 6,000 USD
    Sotheby’s, Available Now: A.A. Milne, Ernest H. Shepard. A Collection of The Pooh Books. Set of First-Editions. 18,600 USD
    Sotheby’s, Available Now: Salvador Dalí, Lewis Carroll. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Finely Bound and Signed Limited Edition. 15,000 USD
    Sotheby’s
    Modern First Editions
    Available for Immediate Purchase
    Sotheby’s, Available Now: Ian Fleming. Live and Let Die. First Edition. 9,500 USD
    Sotheby’s, Available Now: J.K. Rowling. Harry Potter Series. Finely Bound First Printing Set of Complete Series. 5,650 USD
    Sotheby’s, Available Now: Ernest Hemingway. A Farewell to Arms. First Edition, First Printing. 4,200 USD

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