• <b><center>Sotheby’s<br>Bibliotheca Brookeriana: A Renaissance Library<br>Magnificent Books and Bindings<br>11 October 2023</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, Oct. 11:</b> Francesco Colonna, Hypnerotomachie, Paris, 1546, Parisian calf by Wotton Binder C for Marcus Fugger. $300,000 to $400,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Oct. 11:</b> Leonardo da Vinci, Trattato della pittura, manuscript on paper, [Rome, ca. 1638–1641], a very fine pre-publication manuscript. $250,000 to $300,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Oct. 11:</b> Paradis, Ung petit traicte de Alkimie, [Paris, before 1540], contemporary morocco by the Pecking Crow binder for Anne de Montmorency. $300,000 to $350,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Oct. 11:</b> Capocaccia, Giovanni Battista, A wax relief portrait of Pius V, in a red morocco book-form box by the Vatican bindery, Rome, 1566–1568. $250,000 to $300,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Oct. 11:</b> Serlio, Il terzo libro; Regole generali, Venice, 1540, both printed on blue paper and bound together by the Cupid's Bow Binder. $400,000 to $500,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Oct. 11:</b> Tiraboschi, Carmina, manuscript on vellum, [Padua, c. 1471], the earliest surviving plaquette binding. $280,000 to $350,000.
    <b><center>Sotheby’s<br>Bibliotheca Brookeriana: A Renaissance Library<br>The Aldine Collection A–C<br>12 October 2023</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, Oct. 12:</b> Anthologia graeca, Venice, Aldus, 1503, printed on vellum, Masterman Sykes-Syston Park copy. $150,000 to $200,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Oct. 12:</b> Castiglione, Il libro del cortegiano, Venice, Aldus, 1528, contemporary Italian morocco gilt, Accolti-Landau copy. $200,000 to $300,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Oct. 12:</b> Castiglione, Il libro del cortegiano, Venice, Aldus, 1545, contemporary morocco for Thomas Mahieu, Chatsworth copy. $200,000 to $300,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Oct. 12:</b> Cicero, Epistolae familiares, Venice, Aldus, 1502, printed on vellum, illuminated, Renouard-Vernon-Uzielli copy. $200,000 to $300,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Oct. 12:</b> Colonna, Hypnerotomachia Poliphili, Venice, Aldus, 1499, Gomar Estienne binding for Jean Grolier, Spencer copy. $400,000 to $600,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Oct. 12:</b> Crinito, Libri de poetis Latinis, Florence, Giunta, 1505, Cupid's Bow Binder for Grolier, Paris d'Illins-Wodhull copy. $250,000 to $300,000.
  • <center><b>Potter & Potter Auctions<br>Nobu Shirase and the Japanese Antarctic Expedition: the Collection of Chet Ross<br>October 12, 2023</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter, Oct. 12:</b> [BYRD]. VEER, Willard Van der and Joseph T. RUCKER, cinematographers. The 35mm motion picture Akeley camera that filmed the Academy Award-winning documentary “With Byrd at the South Pole”. $30,000 to $50,000.
    <b>Potter & Potter, Oct. 12:</b> [SHIRASE, Nobu, his copy]. RYUKEI, Yano. <i>Young Politicians of Thebes: Illustrious Tales of Statesmanship.</i> Tokyo(?), 1881-84. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Potter & Potter, Oct. 12:</b> SHACKLETON, Ernest H. <i>The Antarctic Book.</i> Winter Quarters 1907-1909 [dummy copy of the supplement to: <i>The Heart of the Antarctic</i>]. London, 1909. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Potter & Potter, Oct. 12:</b> [USS BEAR]. The original auxiliary deck wheel from the famed USS Bear, 1874-1933. “PROBABLY THE MOST FAMOUS SHIP IN THE HISTORY OF THE COAST GUARD” (USCG). $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Potter & Potter, Oct. 12:</b> HENSON, Matthew. <i>A Negro Explorer at the North Pole.</i> With a forward by Robert Peary. Introduction by Booker T. Washington. New York, [1912]. $3,000 to $4,000.
  • <center><b>Gonnelli: Auction 46 Books<br>Autographs & Manuscripts<br>Oct 3rd-5th 2023</b>
    <b>Gonnelli:</b> Tilson - Zanotto, Il vero tema. 2011. Starting price 150 €
    <b>Gonnelli:</b> Munari, Storia di un filo. Starting price 400 €
    <b>Gonnelli:</b> Debord, Contre le cinéma. 1964. Starting price 150 €
    <b>Gonnelli:</b> Futurism books and ephemera
    <b>Gonnelli:</b> Travel books
    <b>Gonnelli:</b> Medicine books
    <b>Gonnelli:</b> Levaillant, Histoire naturelle des perroquets. 1801-1805. Starting price 52.000 €
    <b>Gonnelli:</b> Carrera, Il gioco de gli scacchi. 1617. Starting price 3200 €
    <b>Gonnelli:</b> Vergilius, Opera. 1515. Starting price 800 €
  • <center><b>Swann Auction Galleries View Our Record Breaking Results</b>
    <b>Swann:</b> Charles Monroe Schulz, <i>The Peanuts gang,</i> complete set of 13 drawings, ink, 1971. Sold June 15 — $50,000.
    <b>Swann:</b> Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Family Archive of Photographs & Letters. Sold June 1 — $60,000.
    <b>Swann:</b> Victor H. Green, <i>The Negro Motorist Green Book,</i> New York, 1949. Sold March 30 — $50,000.
    <b>Swann:</b> William Shakespeare, <i>King Lear; Othello;</i> [and] <i>Anthony & Cleopatra;</i> Extracted from the First Folio, London, 1623. Sold May 4— $185,000.
    <center><b>Swann Auction Galleries View Our Record Breaking Results</b>
    <b>Swann:</b> William Samuel Schwartz, <i>A Bridge in Baraboo, Wisconsin,</i> oil on canvas, circa 1938. Sold February 16 — $32,500.
    <b>Swann:</b> Lena Scott Harris, <i>Group of approximately 65 hand-colored botanical studies, all apparently California native plants,</i> hand-colored silver prints, circa 1930s. Sold February 23 — $37,500.
    <b>Swann:</b> Suzanne Jackson, <i>Always Something To Look For,</i> acrylic & pencil on linen canvas, circa 1974. Sold April 6 — $87,500.
    <b>Swann:</b> Gustav Klimt, <i>Das Werk von Gustav Klimt,</i> complete with 50 printed collotype plates, Vienna & Leipzig, 1918. Sold June 15 — $68,750.

Rare Book Monthly

Articles - January - 2022 Issue

The Grolier Club - Safe & Busy while Soldiering On


Serious, scholarly exhibitions are the norm

The Grolier Club of New York is providing a busy month of bibliophilic activities this January, using both traditional and non-traditional approaches to ensure the Club’s commitment to book scholarship.  Read about what’s planned and if interested contact them.


The Grolier Club

47 East 60th Street

New York, New York 20022

(212) 838-6690



Virtual Bibliography Week 
January 25-30, 2021


Preliminary Schedule of Events


BIBLIOGRAPHY WEEK happens each year at the end of January when the principal national organizations devoted to book scholarship and the book arts have their annual meetings. Other groups plan interesting events, too, since the attention of so many bibliophiles is focused on these few days. Some events (not noted here) are open to members only, but mostly you are encouraged to show up everywhere: get a sense of what is going on in the book world, hear some interesting papers, and schmooze with colleagues.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Bibliography Week in 2021 will necessarily look quite different from past years. There will be few if any physical gatherings. Reflecting the fact that the Grolier Club, the Bibliographical Society of America, the American Printing History Association and other participating bookish groups have spent most of this past year energetically developing online digital programming for their members and colleagues, the events being organized for Bibliography Week 2021, while rivaling in number and quality those of any past year, will nearly all be virtual, offered via Zoom or other online conference services. What follows is a preliminary list of confirmed events. Signup links, speakers, topics and other details will be added as organizers provide them; and I expect the roster of events to grow as we get closer to Bibliography Week 2021. 

I look forward to seeing many of you at Bibliography Week events in January 2021, but in the meantime, stay safe! 

Eric Holzenberg
The Grolier Club of New York
47 East 60th Street
New York, NY 10022



• 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Sponsored by the Grolier ClubA Q&A session with the filmmaker of the hour-long documentary The Book Makers. Filmmaker James Kennard on "The Book is Dead, Long Live the Book," in connection with the documentary "The Book Makers." This acclaimed hour-long film profiles the diverse people - artisans, authors, collectors, historians - who have dedicated their lives to answering the question "what should books become in the digital age?" From modest workshops to the Internet Archive's vast digital holdings, the film spins a tale of the book's enduring vitality. Stars of the show include up-and-comers as well as names familiar to Grolierites, including Peter Koch and Russell Maret, all reinventing the artistry and craft of bookmaking. Grolier members and guests have been granted special access to the documentary on the Vimeo website. Registrants are encouraged to watch the film at their leisure between now and Monday evening, January 25. Participants will be sent the video link and password upon registration. At 7 pm that evening, registrants invited to attend an exclusive Q&A session via Zoom with filmmaker James Kennard, introduced by Grolier Club member David Solo. Grolier Club members should reserve for the Q&A session online through the Grolier Club website; non-members should register via Eventbrite. A Zoom link will be sent to all registrants on the day of the event.


• 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Sponsored by the Grolier ClubA panel discussion featuring scholars in the field of American periodicals, on the themes of the current Grolier Club exhibition "Magazines and the American Experience," curated by Steven Lomazow. Grolier Club members should register through the Grolier Club; non-members should register through Eventbrite.
• 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Sponsored by the Columbia Rare Book & Manuscript LibraryColumbia Bibliography Week Lecture. Felicia Rice, on "Moving Parts Press, Rising from the Ashes." Signup information and other details TBA. 

• From 10:00 am. Sponsored by the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of AmericaVirtual Booksellers’ Showcase. This special mini-antiquarian book fair, sponsored by the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America, will be open continuously from 10:00 am on Wednesday January 27 until 7 pm on Thursday January 28. N.B.: If you plan to visit this showcase, and would like participating dealers to keep your interests in mind, please contact ABAA Executive Director Susan Benne

• 2:30 pm-3:30 pm. Sponsored by the Grolier ClubGrolier Club Bibliography Week Lecture. Curator Steven Lomazow on the themes of the Grolier Club exhibition, "Magazines and the American Experience."   

• 5:30 pm-7:00 pm. Sponsored by the Grolier Club: Exhibition tour. Curator Douglas Monasebian on his exhibition "The History of Plastic Surgery: Much More Than Skin Deep."

• 7:00 pm-8:15 pm (4:00 pm-5:15 pm PST). Sponsored by The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens in partnership with the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America and the Library Foundation of Los AngelesBibliography Week Huntington Library Program. "Collecting Continuums: What Now." Join Huntington Library curators and members of the trade, library, and collecting communities for a panel discussion on individual and institutional collecting today. Moderated by Claudia Funke and Erin Chase—curators of the Huntington exhibition "What Now: Collecting for the Library in the 21st Century"—the conversation will address the significance of collecting today, in this unprecedented period, and include perspectives from the Huntington, radiating out to those of greater Los Angeles and beyond. Registration instructions and other details can be found here


• Until 7:00 pm. Sponsored by the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of AmericaVirtual Booksellers’ Showcase. This special mini-antiquarian book fair, sponsored by the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America will be open continuously from 10:00 am on Wednesday January 27 until 7:00 pm on Thursday January 28. N.B.: If you plan to visit this showcase, and would like participating dealers to keep your interests in mind, please contact ABAA Executive Director Susan Benne

• [Timing TBA]. The Grolier Club annual meeting. Members only. Details TBA.

• 2:00 pm-6:00 pm. The annual meeting of the Bibliographical Society of AmericaTo register, and for more information on this and other Bibliography Week events sponsored by the Society, visit the BSA website.   


• 11:00 am-12:00 pm. Sponsored by the New York Academy of MedicineBibliography Week Lecture. Stephen Schmidt, speaking via Zoom, on "Manuscript Cookbooks and their Audience." Signup information and other details available here.  

• 2:00-4:00 pm. The annual meeting of the American Printing History Association. Registration and other details TBA. Visit the APHA website for updates. 

Posted On: 2022-01-18 16:04
User Name: AE244166

This seems to be the 2021 schedule of events.

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  • <b><center>Case Auctions<br>Fall Fine Art & Antiques Auction<br>October 6-7, 2023</b>
    <b>Case Auctions, Oct. 7:</b> John Speed 1676 Map of Virginia, Maryland, and Chesapeake Bay. $1,000 to $1,200.
    <b>Case Auctions, Oct. 7:</b> Andrew Jackson Coffin Handbill and Political Cartoon. $800 to $900.
    <b>Case Auctions, Oct. 7:</b> Three Andrew Jackson Bank War Cartoons, incl. Way to Arabay. $800 to $900.
    <b>Case Auctions, Oct. 7:</b> Three Andrew Jackson period Political Cartoons inc. Petticoat Affair. $500 to $600.
    <b>Case Auctions, Oct. 7:</b> Cdre. Jesse D. Elliott ALS and Sarcophagus Print, Andrew Jackson & USS Constitution elated. $500 to $600.
    <b><center>Case Auctions<br>Fall Fine Art & Antiques Auction<br>October 6-7, 2023</b>
    <b>Case Auctions, Oct. 7:</b> Presidential Autographs & Portrait Prints incl. Eisenhower Photo, 18 items. $400 to $500.
    <b>Case Auctions, Oct. 7:</b> Group of three Robert E. Lee Cabinet Card Photographs, Miley Studio. $400 to $500.
    <b>Case Auctions, Oct. 7:</b> Eight Fugitive Writer related books incl. Andrew Lytle, R.P. Warren, J.C. Ransom, Allen Tate. $400 to $500.
    <b>Case Auctions, Oct. 7:</b> Group Early Southern and Civil War Era Sheet Music. $300 to $350.
    <b>Case Auctions, Oct. 7:</b> Henry Miller, <i>Insomnia or the Devil at Large;</i> Signed; Loujon Press 1970. $500 to $600.
  • <b><center>Australian Book Auctions<br>Voyages, Natural History &c.<br>October 4, 2023<br>9:00 AM Australian Western Time</b>
    <b>Australian Book Auctions, Oct. 4:</b> PURCHAS, Samuel (circa 1577-1626). <i>HAKLUYTUS POSTHUMUS OR PURCHAS HIS PILGRIMES…,</i> London, 1625-1626. First edition. $40,000 to $60,000 AUD
    <b>Australian Book Auctions, Oct. 4:</b> GOULD, John. <i>THE BIRDS OF AUSTRALIA,</i> Volume IV. Folio, 104 fine handcoloured lithographed plates. London, 1848. $20,000 to $30,000 AUD
    <b>Australian Book Auctions, Oct. 4:</b> REICHENOW, Dr. Ant. <i>VOGELBILDER AUS FERNER ZONEN, abbildungen und beschreibungen der Papageien.</i> Kassel, 1878-1883. Folio, 33 hand-finished chromolithograph plates. $3,000 to $5,000 AUD
    <b>Australian Book Auctions, Oct. 4:</b> WALLIS, <i>E. WALLIS’S ELEGANT AND INSTRUCTIVE GAME exhibiting the Wonders of Nature, in Each Quarter of the World.</i> Handcoloured view, 26 numbered scenes. $400 to $600 AUD.
    <b>Australian Book Auctions, Oct. 4:</b> GREENAWAY, Kate. <i>ALMANACK FOR 1883</i> [and following years]. Twenty-two volumes, including six duplicates in variant bindings. $1,400 to $1,800 AUD.

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