Auction House Details

Zisska and Schauer

Auction House Name Zisska and Schauer
Site URL http://www.zisska.de
About Us The Munich auction house F. Zisska & R. Kistner – international specialists in rare antiquarian books and prints – was founded in 1983. In 2006, the company's founding directors Friedrich Zisska and Rolf Kistner retired and the company changed hands. Herbert Schauer took over the company in January 2007 under a new name, Zisska, Schauer & Co. KG. Herbert Schauer headed the company's rare book department for many years and he has been with the auction house for over twenty years. He looks forward to using his long-standing experience in the antiquarian book trade to build on the company's traditional strengths and to expand the many business links the company's founders have forged over the last twenty-three years. The company will continue to hold specialist auction sales of antiquarian books and prints on a biannual basis in April and October. August of 2014 company changed it's name to Zisska and Lacher. As antiquarian book experts, Zisska & Schauer's fields of specialization cover all the core areas – manuscripts; autograph letters and documents; incunabula; early woodcut books; medieval illuminated manuscripts; theology; natural history; bibliography; art history; history; literature; antique maps and atlases; travel; and topographical and decorative prints. The company also specializes in rare bibliophile items and modern first editions and has handled sales of important private collections and libraries.
Who do I contact if I have questions? If you have any questions regarding consigning or selling, please email us at: auctions @ zisska.de For further questions on items in our current auction, please email us at: info @ zisska.de
City Munich
Country Germany
Zipcode 80331
Contact Number 49-0-89-263855
Buyer's Fee A buyer’s premium of 28 % including statutory VAT is levied on the hammer price (margin scheme),
Consigner's Fee The commission rate is 20% on prices up to Euro 249.-, reduced to 15% on prices of Euro 250.- and upwards. No charge is made for catalogue illustrations arranged by us or for catalogue descriptions.

AUCTION LIST


  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries, July 30:</b> Adam Smith, <i>Wealth of Nations,</i> first edition, descended from William Alexander, London, 1776. $70,000 to $90,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, July 30:</b> George Gershwin, photograph signed & inscribed with autograph musical quotation, <i>An American in Paris,</i> 1928. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, July 30:</b> Friedrich Engels, <i>The Condition of the Working Class in England,</i> first edition, NY, 1887. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, July 30:</b> <i>Bury St. Edmunds Witch Trials,</i> first edition, London, 1682. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, July 30:</b> Robert Rey, <i>Estampes,</i> complete portfolio of 12 wood engravings, Paris, 1950. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, July 30:</b> Archive of 47 letters by Enrico Caruso to a lady friend, 1906-20. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, July 30:</b> Books of Hours in Flemish, Netherlands, 15th century. $8,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, July 30:</b> Jack Kerouac, <i>Doctor Sax,</i> deluxe limited edition, signed, NY, 1959. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, July 30:</b> Walt Disney, signature on title-page of Ward Greene’s <i>Lady and the Tramp,</i> first edition, first printing. $3,000 to $4,000.