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Articles - January - 2014 Issue

Auctions In January

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Numbers do not always tell the whole story but when the number is the quantity of scheduled auctions in the books, manuscripts, maps and ephemera category for a specific month we can make comparisons to the past five years.  Going into 2014 for January we have 54 events, for past 5 years 36, 20, 18, 24 and 19.  It suggests some early strength. 

 

Thursday January 2nd

Heritage Auctions – Dallas. Rare Books [201401].  Internet bidding ending today.

 

Sunday January 5th

National Book Auctions – Ithaca.  [10514].  499 lots

Heritage Auctions.  Comics – internet bidding ending today [121401]

Heritage Auctions.  Movie Posters – internet bidding ending today [161401] 

 

Monday January 6th

Bruun Rasmussen.  Old Master Prints [1402a].  10 lots

 

Tuesday January 7th

Bruun Rasmussen.  Modern and Contemporary Prints [1402b].  64 lots

 

Thursday January 9th

Heritage Auctions.  Rare Books [201402].  Internet bidding ending today.

 

Friday January 10th

Dirk Soulis Auctions – Lee’s Summit.  The Layne Christiansen Corporate Collection of American Art [11014].  13 lots

 

Saturday January 11th

Hauff and Auvermann – Berlin-Wilmersdorf.  Rare Books, Photography and Art [72].  594 lots

Clars Auction Gallery.  Prints and Photographs [11114].  303 lots

 

Sunday January 12th

Clars Auction Gallery.  Prints and Photographs continued [11114].  303 lots

Heritage Auctions.  Comics – internet bidding ending today [121402].

Heritage Auctions.  Movie Posters – internet bidding ending today [161402].

 

Tuesday January 14th

Paige Auction - Portland.  Prints [11414].

 

Wednesday January 15th

Lyon & Turnbull - Edinburgh.  Rare Books, Maps and Manuscripts [399].  408 lots

RR Auction - Amhurst.  Rare Manuscript, Document & Autographs ending today [421].

Doyle New York.  The Yale R. Burge Collection:  Print and Books [301].

 

Thursday January 16th

Heritage Auctions.  Rare Books – internet bidding ending today [20143].

PBA Galleries.  Fine Americana – African-American History – Travel – Maps and Views [534].  559 lots

 

Sunday January 19th

Bonhams.  Prints [21531].

Heritage Auctions.  Comics – internet bidding ends today [121403].

Heritage Auctions.  Movie Posters – internet bidding ends today [161403].

Artcurial.  Aeronautics [2466].

Osenat.  Archeology:  Gantner Museum Collection – Antiquarian Books [25161]

 

Monday January 20th

Bonhams.  Prints [21531].

 

Wednesday January 22nd

Morton Casa de Subastas.  Documents, Prints and Antique Books [694].

 

Thursday January 23rd

Heritage Auctions.  Rare Books – internet bidding ends today [201404].

RR Auction.  Hollywood – auction ends today [422].

Sothebys.  Of Royal and Noble Descent [14313].

Swann Galleries.  20th Century Illustration [2337].

Bloomsbury Auctions.  Bibliophile [36109].

 

Friday January 24th

Sothebys.  Important Americana [N09100].

Stair Auctioneers and Apprisers.  Prints [12414].

Vermot de Pas.  Books XXth, Documention about Art XXth, Photographie XXth, Posters May 68 [23533].

 

Saturday January 25th

Eldreds.  Books, Prints, Photographs [789].

Sothebys.  Important Americana [N09100].

 

Sunday January 26th

Bonhams.  Entertainment Memorabilia [21024].

Heritage Auctions.  Comics – internet bidding ends today [121404].

Heritage Auctions.  Movie Posters – internet bidding ends today [161404].

National Book Auctions.  Books and Ephemera [12614].

 

Tuesday January 28th

Christies.  Francisco Jose de Goya Y Lucientes:  Graphic Masterpieces from a Private  Collection [2799].

Bruun Rasmussen.  Books and Manuscripts [1405].

 

Wednesday January 29th

Dominic Winter Book Auctions.  Printed Books, Maps and Historical Documents [12914].

Rupert Toovey and Co.  Prints [1193].

 

Thursday January 30th

AntiquarianAuctions.com.  Rare Books – internet bidding ends today [32].

De Baecque and Associes.  Autographs and Documents [23909].

De Baecque and Associes.  Autographs and Documents [24967].

Heritage Auctions.  Rare Books – internet bidding ends today [201405].

PBA Galleries – San Francisco.  Beats and Counterculture with other Fine Literature – Part 2 [525].

Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers.  Books – Day 1 [1199]

 

Friday January 31st

Cowans Auctions – Cincinnati.  William F. “Buffalo” Bill [394].

Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers.  Books – Day 2 [1200].

 

As more auctions and their lots are posted the keyword or advanced searches can always be used to look for material and references of interest.

Rare Book Monthly

  • <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>Bonhams: Exploration and Travel, Featuring Americana, Part I. September 25, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> Shackleton, Ernest. <i>Aurora Australis.</i> Printed at the sign of 'The Penguins'; East Antarctica, 1908. $70,000 to $100,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> Shackleton, Ernest. <i>South Polar Times.</i> 1st edition, limited issue. from the library of Michael Barne. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> General Washington's <i>Proceedings of a General Court Martial... of Major General Lee.</i> Philiadelphia, 1778. 100 copies printed for Congress. BOUND WITH: ...Court Martial... of St Clair and ...Schuyler. $25,000 to $35,000
    <b>Bonhams: Exploration and Travel, Featuring Americana, Part I. September 25, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> <i>The Voice of the People.</i> Boston, 1754. Rare pamphlet on the Excise Tax. Nathaniel Sparhawk's copy. $4,000 to $6,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> Autograph Letter Signed ("S.L. Clemens"), offering extensive hard-earned advice on writing, 5 pp, 1881. $30,000 to $50,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> After Fra Egnazio Danti. <i>L'Ultime Parti not:e nel Indie Occid:ntli" [The last known parts of the Western Indies].</i> Painted Map of California, Western Mexico, and Japan. $70,000 to $100,000
    <b>Bonhams: Exploration and Travel, Featuring Americana, Part I. September 25, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> Ptolemaeus, Claudius. <i>Geographie opus nouissima...</i> 1513. The most important edition of Ptolemy, containing the Admiral's Map. $250,000 to $350,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> De Arellano, Don Alonso. Manuscript, his <i>"Relación mui singular y circunstanciada... Capitán del Patax San Lucas,"</i> manuscript copy from the Sir Thomas Phillips collection. $50,000 to $80,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> Purchas, Samuel. <i>Purchas his Pilgrimes.</i> First edition. With John Simth's engraved map of Virginia. $70,000 to $100,000
    <b>Bonhams: Exploration and Travel, Featuring Americana, Part I. September 25, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> Lewis, Meriwether. Contemporary manuscript true copy of his final power of attorney, 1809. $8,000 to $12,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> <i>A New Method of Macarony Making, as Practiced at Boston in North America.</i> Mezzotint. London, 1774. $5,000 to $7,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> <i>Scientific Base Ball Pitching: A Treatise on the Pitcher, Pitching, Origin and Philosophy of the Curve.</i> Chicago, 1897. $2,000 to $3,000
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Franklin H. Brown, <i>State Sovereignty, National Union,</i> Chicago, 1860. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Thomas Paine, <i>The American Crisis,</i> Fishkill, NY, December 1776. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b><br>The Aitken Bible, Philadelphia, 1781. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Francisco Loubayssin de Lamarca, probable first edition of the first novel set in the Spanish New World, Paris, 1617. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Juan de la Anunciación, <i>Sermonario en lengua mexicana,</i> first edition, first book of sermons in Nahuatl, Mexico, 1577. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Maturino Gilberti, <i>Thesoro spiritual en lengua de Mechuacá,</i> first edition, Mexico, 1558. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Commission of William O. Stoddard as secretary to the president, signed by Lincoln, Washington, 1861. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> <i>Clay and Frelinghuysen,</i> flag banner, circa 1844. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Daguerreotype of a man believed to be Frederick Granger Williams Smith, son of Joseph Smith, circa late 1850s. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> John C. Wolfe, <i>Portrait of Abraham Lincoln,</i> oil on board in period wooden frame, circa 1860s. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Francis W. Winton, manuscript on pow-wows with indigenous Canadians, 1881. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Family letters from two young daguerreotype artists, 1826-79. $10,000 to $15,000.

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