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Auctions in December

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A busy start leading to a well earned rest

The book, manuscript, map and ephemera auctions in December complete what has been a strong run through the fall season.  Weeks now see what used to be annual volumes.  Many dealers report their sales are also strong.  Whether this is a cyclical economic recovery or a more fundamental shift to auctions is now the subject of debate.  What is not subject to debate is the breath of material that will soon be sold. The opportunities are many.

 

Sunday December 1st

Piasa – Paris.  Tin Tin [22651].  288 lots

Heritage Auctions – Dallas.  Comics – internet bidding ending today.

Heritage Auctions – Dallas.  Posters – internet bidding ending today.

 

Monday December 2nd

Autographes Encheres.  Stars from Hollywood – internet bidding ending today.

 

Tuesday December 3rd

Christie’s – London – King Street.  Old Master Prints [1139].  103 lots

Sotheby’s – Paris.  Western Manuscripts and Miniatures [13241].  58 lots

 

Wednesday December 4th

Galerie Bassenge – Berlin – Grunewald.  Photographs [102L].  96 lots

Bonhams – London.  Travel and Exploration [21102].  116 lots

Christie’s – London – King Street.  Old Master, Modern and Contemporary Prints [9728].  410 lots

Rupert Toovey and Co. – West Sussex.  Prints [1173].

Artcurial – Paris.  Prints and Illustrated Books [24399].  274 lots

Binoche et Giguello – rue La Boetie, Paris.  Baroque Library of Jean Claude Carriere [17245].  272 lots

Dorotheum – Vienna.  Autographs [10345].  369 lots

Galerie Bassenge – Berlin – Grunewald.  Photobooks and Photo Literature [102M].  187 lots

Galerie Bassenge – Berlin – Grunewald.  Photography of the 19th – 21st Centuries [102N].  419 lots

 

Thursday December 5th

Bonhams – London.  Travel and Exploration [21102].  116 lots

Sotheby’s – New York.  Fine Books and Manuscripts, including Americana [N09057].  169 lots

Swann Galleries – New York.  Maps and Atlases, Natural History and Historical Prints and Ephemera [2334].  444 lots

Heritage Auctions – Dallas.  Rare Books – internet bidding ending today [201349].
PBA Galleries – San Francisco.  Fine Literature [521].  589 lots

Piasa – Paris.  H. M. Petiet [22703].  256 lots

Ader – Paris.  Modern and Contemporary Photographs [24389].  277 lots

 

Friday December 6th

Christie’s – New York.  Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts [2751].  199 lots

Heritage Auctions – Dallas.  Entertainment [7082].  320 lots

Pierre Berge and Associes – Paris.  Books, Autographs and Manuscripts [16866].  139 lots

Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers – Norwich.  Modern British Prints [1175].  141 lots

Beaussant Lefevre – Paris.  Prints [24369].  16 lots

Christie’s – New York.  Dylan Goes Electric [3482].  5 lots

 

Saturday December 7th

Heritage Auctions – Dallas.  Civil War [6107].

Koller Auctions – Zurich.  Modern Prints [Z35].  146 lots

Clars Auction Gallery – Oakland.  Prints [120713].

Ketterer Kunst Doerling – Hamburg.  Contemporary Prints [410].  111 lots

 

Sunday December 8th

Bonhams – San Francisco.  Prints [21040].  107 lots

Clars Auction Gallery – Oakland.  Prints [120713].

Heritage Auctions – Dallas.  Comics [121349].

Heritage Auctions – Dallas.  Posters [161349]

 

Monday December 9th

Bonhams – New York.  Judaica [21388].

Alde – Paris.  Letters and Manuscripts [22897].

 

Tuesday December 10th

Aguttes – Neuilly-sur-Seine.  Books, Posters and Ancient Paper [22439].

Alde – Paris.  Ancient Books from the XIXth Century [22899].

Bonhams – Los Angeles.  Entertainment Memorabilia [21024].

Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers – Kilkenny.  Important Rare Books [121013].

Minerva Auctions Roma.  Books, Autographs, Prints [98].  733 lots

Sotheby’s – London.  English Literature, History, Children’s Books and Illustrations [13408].

Sotheby’s – London.  Library of an English Bibliophile – Part III [13411].

 

Wednesday December 11th

RR Auction – Amherst.  Rare Manuscript, Document & Autograph [420].  1,576 lots

Bonhams – New York.  Fine Books and Manuscripts [21029]

Dominic Winter Book Auctions – Gloustershire.  Printed Books, Maps and Documents [121113].

Minerva Auctions Roma.  Photographs [99].

Bloomsbury Auctions – London.  Pictures and Books [36099].  295 lots

Dorotheum – Vienna.  Prints before 1900 [121113].

 

Thursday December 12th

DeBaecque and Associes – Lyon.  Books, Antiquarian and Modern, Autographs and Documents [22801].

Gonnnelli Casa D’Aste – Firenze.  Prints [0014].

Swann Galleries – New York.  Classic Photographs and Photobooks [2335].

Bloomsbury Auctions – London.  Bibliophile [36106].

Dominic Winter Book Auctions – Gloucestershire.  Children’s and Illustrated Books [121213].

Dorotheum – Vienna.  Books and Decorative Prints [121213].

Heritage Auctions – Dallas.  Rare Books – internet bidding ends today [201250].

 

Friday December 13th

Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society.  Rare and Used Books [121313].

 

Saturday December 14th

Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH.  Rare Books, Prints and Photography [85].

Neret Minet and Tessier – Paris.  Comic Strips [18053].

 

Saturday December 15th

Heritage Auctions – Dallas.  Comics internet bidding ending today [121350].

Heritage Auctions – Dallas.  Comics

Heritage Auctions – Dallas.  Posters [161350]

 

Sunday December 16th

Cowans Auctions.  American History online bidding ends today [372].

 

Monday December 17th

Henri Godts Books and Prints Auctions.  Books [121713].

Tajan – Paris.  Ancient and Modern Prints [9855].

Artcurial – Paris.  Books and Manuscripts [2399].

Grays Auctioneers – Cleveland.  Vintage Comic Books [74].

 

Tuesday December 18th

Bonhams – London.  Entertainment Memorabilia [20772].

Sotheby’s – Paris.  Bibliotheque Raoul Simonson – Albert et Monique Kies – Seconde partie [pf1332].

Swann Galleries – New York.  Julius Paul Collection of Posters [2336].  378 lots

Bloomsbury Auctions – London.  Antiquarian Books [36108].

Profiles in History – Calabasas Hills.  Rock and Roll [59].  161 lots

 

Wednesday December 19th

RR Auction – Amherst.  Autographs [121913].

Neret Minet and Tessier – Paris.  Books [17093].

Heritage Auctions – Dallas.  Rare Books – internet bidding ending today [201351]

PBA Galleries – San Francisco.  Fine Books in all Fields [522].

Profiles in History – Calabasas Hills.  The Property of a Distinguished American Private Collector Part III [61].  216 lots

 

Thursday December 20th

Profiles in History – Calabasas.  Hollywood and Animation Day I [122013].

 

Friday December 21st

Profiles in History – Calabasas.  Hollywood and Animation Day II [122113].

Saturday December 22nd

Heritage Auctions – Dallas.  Comics – internet bidding ends today [121351]

Heritage Auctions – Dallas.  Posters – internet bidding ends today [161351].

 

Thursday December 26th

Heritage Auctions – Dallas.  Rare Books – internet bidding ends today [201352].

 

Sunday December 29th

Heritage Auctions – Dallas.  Comics - internet bidding ends today [1213352]

Heritage Auctions – Dallas.  Posters – internet bidding ends today [161352].

 

Tuesday December 31st.  Rupert Toovey and Co. – West Sussex.  Prints [1176].

 


Posted On: 2013-12-01 14:45
User Name: dlw181

Hi Bruce,

It would be a great help to me (and I suspect others) if you could provide guidance as to the composition of the upcoming auctions. As a collector of first edition science documents, I can report that while your auction list is very helpful, it would be even more so if lots were tagged by category so as to allow searches of "science" for example. I am not going to look through all the lots of every auction, so am left with the imperfect alternative of searching using keywords like atom, quantum and Einstein.


Rare Book Monthly

  • <b>Bonhams: Results from Fine Books and Manuscripts on March 9, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN. Autograph Manuscript sketch-leaf part of the score of the Scottish Songs, "Sunset" Op. 108 no 2. [Vienna, February 1818]. Inscribed by Alexander Wheelock Thayer. SOLD for $131,250
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> Violin belonging to Albert Einstein, presented to him by Oscar H. Steger, 1933. SOLD for $516,500
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> EINSTEIN, ALBERT. Autograph Letter Signed ("Papa") to his son Hans Albert, discussing his involvement with the atomic bomb, September 2, 1945. SOLD for $106,250
    <b>Bonhams: Results from Fine Books and Manuscripts on March 9, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> HAMILTON, ALEXANDER. Autograph Letter Signed, to Baron von Steuben, with extensive notes of Von Steuben's aide Benjamin Walker, June 12, 1780. SOLD for $16,250
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> NEWTON, ISAAC. Autograph Manuscript in Latin, being detailed instructions on making the philosopher's stone. 8 pp. 1790s. SOLD for $275,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> 1869 Inauguration Bible of President Ulysses S. Grant. SOLD for $118,750
  • <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> E.H. SHEPARD, Original drawing for A.A. Milne’s The House at Pooh Corner.<br>$40,000-60,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> BERNARD RATZER, Plan of the City of New York in North America, surveyed in the years 1766 & 1767. $80,000-100,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> THOMAS JEFFERSON, Autograph letter signed comparing Logan, Tecumseh, and Little Turtle to the Spartans. Monticello: 15 February 1821. $14,000-18,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> JOHN C. FREMONT, Narrative of the Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains, in the Year 1842.. Abridged edition, the only one containing the folding map From the Sporting Library of Arnold “Jake” Johnson. $3,000-5,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> ZANE GREY, Album containing 94 large format photographs of Grey and party at Catalina Island, Arizona, and fishing in the Pacific. From the Sporting Library of Arnold “Jake” Johnson. $5,000-$8,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> WILLIAM COMBE, A History of Madeira ... illustrative of the Costumes, Manners, and Occupations of the Inhabitants. produced by Ackermann in 1821; From the Sporting Library of Jake Johnson. $2,000-$3,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> ERIC TAVERNER, Salmon Fishing... One of 275 copies signed by Taverner, published in 1931,From the Sporting Library of Jake Johnson. $2,000-$3,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> JOHN WHITEHEAD, Exploration of Mount Kina Balu, North Borneo. Whitehead reached the high point of Kinabalu in 1888. Part of a major group of travel books from the Sporting Library of Jake Johnson. $2,000-$3,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> JOHN LONG, Voyages and Travels of an Indian Interpreter and Trader, describing the Manners and Customs of the North American Indians... The first edition of 1791. $3,000-$5,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> SAMUEL BECKETT, Stirrings Still. This, Beckett’s last work of fiction with original lithographs by Le Brocquy, limited to 200 copies signed by the author and the artist. From the Estate of Howard Kaminsky.. $1,500-$2,500
  • <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Charles Darwin on sexuality and the transmission of hereditary characteristics: Autograph Letter Signed to Lawson Tait. Down, 17 January [1877].
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> MILTON, JOHN. <i>Paradise Lost. A Poem written in ten books.</i> London: 1667. A very rare example with the contemporary binding untouched and with a 1667 title page.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Hamilton secures the ratification of the Constitution: <i>The Debates and Proceedings of the Convention of the State of New-York, assembled at Poughkeespsie, on the 17th June, 1788.</i>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> The social contract “Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains”: ROUSSEAU, JEAN-JACQUES. <i>Principes du Droit Politique [Du Contract Social]</i>. Amsterdam: Michel Rey, 1762
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> “The first English textbook on geometrical land-measurement and surveying”: BENESE, RICHARD. <i>This Boke Sheweth the Maner of Measurynge All Maner of Lande…</i>
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> Jacques-Émile Ruhlmann, wallpaper sample book, circa 1919. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> Archive from a late office of the Breuer & Smith architectural team, New York, 1960-70s. $3,500 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> William Morris, <i>The Story of the Glittering Plain or the Land of Living Men,</i> illustrated by Walter Crane, Kelmscott Press, Hammersmith, 1894. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> Gustave Doré, <i>La Sainte Bible selon la Vulgate,</i> Tours, 1866. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> Gustav Klimt & Max Eisler, <i>Eine Nachlese,</i> complete set, Vienna, 1931. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b><br>Eric Allatini & Gerda Wegener, <i>Sur Talons Rouges,</i> with original watercolor by Wegener, Paris, 1929. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b><br>C.P. Cavafy, <i>Fourteen Poems,</i> illustrated & signed by David Hockney, London, 1966. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> Jean Midolle, <i>Spécimen des Écritures Modernes...</i>, Strasbourg, 1834-35. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b><br>E.A. Seguy, <i>Floréal: Dessins & Coloris Nouveaux,</i> Paris, 1925. $3,000 to $4,000.

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