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Auctions in April

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For the month of April 107 auctions are scheduled in the books, manuscripts, maps and ephemera categories.  About half of these sales are scheduled in New York during the first 10 days to coincide with the New York Book and Shadow Fairs.

Tue. Apr. 1st 
Christies. New York. Rare Maps from Kenneth Nebenzahl, Inc.. 180 lots 
Sothebys. London. Made in Britain. 87 lots 
Sothebys. New York. Gordon Waldorf Collection. 50 lots 
Sothebys. New York. The John James Audubon Collection from the Indiana Historical Society. 2 lots 
Sothebys. New York. The Inventive Eye: Photographs from a Private Collection. 31 lots 
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Books and Manuscripts. 200 lots 
Audap and Mirabaud. PARIS. Jacques Faizant. 323 lots 
Christies. New York. Interiors - Prints. 17 lots 
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 64 lots 

Wed. Apr. 2nd 
Sothebys. New York. Photographs. 187 lots 
Heritage Auctions. New York. Rare Books. 1051 lots 
Kedem Auction. Jerusalem . Books, Manuscripts and Rabbinic Letters. 425 lots 

Thu. Apr. 3rd 
Christies. New York. The Range of Light: Photographs by Ansel Adams. 25 lots 
Swann Galleries. New York. Astronomy & Science Books from The Library of Martin C. Gutzwiller. 207 lots 
Heritage Auctions. New York. Historical Manuscripts. 429 lots 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 3/27. 383 lots 

Fri. Apr. 4th 
Christies. New York. Photographs. 212 lots 
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Books, Prints, Photographs. 40 lots 

Sat. Apr. 5th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Manuscripts
Christies. Paris. Comic Strips
Heritage Auctions. New York. Photographs. 342 lots 
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. Information at a Glance twentieth century # 5 - Contemporary Art and Design - Prints and Photographs. 74 lots 
Arader Galleries. Philadelphia, . Natural History and Americana. 186 lots 

Sun. Apr. 6th 
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Rare Books and Ephemera
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet Bidstart 3/30
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics -Internet bidstart 3/30
Carlsen Gallery. Greenville, NY. Spring Sale - Prints. 12 lots 
Adams Amsterdam Auctions. Amsterdam. Rare Books and Prints. 110 lots 

Mon. Apr. 7th 
Heritage Auctions. Beverly Hills. Rare Books
Heritage Auctions. New York. Rare Books
Bonhams. New York. Treasures from the Caren Archive. 305 lots 
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. Marine

Tue. Apr. 8th 
Swann Galleries. New York. Printed & Manuscript Americana. 320 lots 
Bonhams. New York. Space History. 208 lots 
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. Movie Posters

Wed. Apr. 9th 
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books and Maps, Vintage Photographs
Kapandji Morhange. Paris. Books
Doyle New York. New York. Rare Books, Autographs and Photgraphs. 353 lots 
Rossini. Paris. Prints and Photographs. 18 lots 
Sothebys. London. Islamic World - Books, Manuscripts. 62 lots 

Thu. Apr. 10th 
Christies. London -South Kensington. Travel, Science and Natural History
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Fine Illustrated Travel and Military History
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Bibliophile
Freemans. Philadelphia. Books, Maps & Manuscripts
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Geography. 259 lots 
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Books
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 4/3
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. Americana - Prints, Ephemera
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Rare Books. 367 lots 
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Incunabula. 271 lots 

Fri. Apr. 11th 
Freemans. Philadelphia. Posters & Other Graphics
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Lancaster. Rare and Used Books
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Modern Literature
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Literature of the 17th - 19th Century
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Autographs

Sat. Apr. 12th 
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints and Photographs
Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH. Berlin-Schoneberg. Rare Books, Prints and Photographs
Blacksparrow. Sun Valley. Hollywood's Leading Men and Women. 13 lots 
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Modern Literature and Prints

Sun. Apr. 13th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet Bidstart 4/6
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics -Internet bidstart 4/6

Mon. Apr. 14th 
Minerva Auctions Roma. Roma. Prints, Books

Tue. Apr. 15th 
Bonhams. London. Grosvenor School and Avant Garde British Printing. 107 lots 
Bonhams. London. Marine

Wed. Apr. 16th 
Christies. London -South Kensington. Prints and Multiples
Artcurial. Paris. Books and Manuscripts
RR Auction. Amherst. Rare Manuscript, Document & Autograph - bidstart 3/21

Thu. Apr. 17th 
Aguttes. Neuilly-sur-Seine . Books
Swann Galleries. New York. The Vernacular Eye: Photographic Albums, Snapshots & Objects
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Antiquarian Books
Tajan. Paris. Photographs
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 4/10
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Laguna Beach. Antiquarian Books

Sun. Apr. 20th 
OSENAT. FONTAINEBLEAU. The Empire at Fontainebleau
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 4/13
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics -Internet bidstart 4/13

Tue. Apr. 22nd 
Rupert Toovey and Co. West Sussex. Photographs, Autographs and Ephemera
Bonhams. San Francisco. Prints and Multiples

Wed. Apr. 23rd 
Christies. New York. Prints and Multiples
Rupert Toovey and Co. West Sussex. Prints
Tajan. Paris. Russian Library

Thu. Apr. 24th 
Swann Galleries. New York. Modernist Posters
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Americana and Western Memorabilia
RR Auction. Amherst. Titanic Internet bidstart 4/17
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 4/17
Aguttes. Neuilly-sur-Seine . Books and Ancient Documents

Fri. Apr. 25th 
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Books, Prints
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Maps & Atlases incl. a Private Collection of Cartographic

Sat. Apr. 26th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Entertainment
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Hudson. Prints
Artcurial. Paris. Comic Strips
Vermot de Pas. Paris. Bibliophily

Sun. Apr. 27th 
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books and Ephemera
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 4/20
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics -Internet bidstart 4/20

Mon. Apr. 28th 
ALDE. Paris. Modern Books
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. Cartoons
Dorotheum . Vienna. Prints Before 1900

Tue. Apr. 29th 
Bonhams. Oxford . Printed Books, Maps and Photographs
Sothebys. London. Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History
Swann Galleries. New York. Old Master Through Modern Prints
Doyle New York. New York. Old Master, Modern and Contemporary Prints
Sothebys. London. The Gustav Leonhardt Collection, Property from the Bartolotti House, Amsterdam
Sothebys. Paris. The Library of an English Bibliophile Part IV

Wed. Apr. 30th 
Bolaffi Ambassador Auctions. Turin. Antiquarian Books and Autographs
Christies. Paris. Ancient Books, Art Books, and Manuscripts
Grays Auctioneers. Cleveland, . Prints

Whatever your interests, between the two fairs and the auctions you’ll have plenty of opportunities to make interesting purchases.

Rare Book Monthly

  • <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. September 26, 2019</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 26:</b> Joyce (James). <i>Dubliners,</i> first edition, signed presentation inscription from the author, 1914. £100,000 to £150,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 26:</b> The Beatles.- Baker (Geoffrey.) 3 Autograph Letters and 1 Autograph Card signed to Ann Gosnell, addtionally sgn’d by George Harrison, John Lennon, Cynthia Lennon and others, 1968. £5,000 to £7,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 26:</b> Pilgrim Press.- Dod (John). <i>A plaine and familiar exposition of the tenne commandements ...,</i> [Leiden], [William Brewster], 1617. £15,000 to £20,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. September 26, 2019</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 26:</b> Automaton Chess Player & Mechanical Illusion.- Reynell (H., printer). “The Famous Chess-Player, No.14, St.James's-Street, next Brooks's,” broadside advertisement for "The famous Automaton", [1784]. £2,000 to £3,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 26:</b> Clemens (Samuel Langhorne). <i>Life on the Mississippi,</i> first English edition, signed presentation inscription from the author, 1883. £8,000 to £12,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 26:</b> Arctic Sledge Flag.- Fulford (Reginald Baldwin). Sledge flag... HMS Discovery, 1875. £4,000 to £6,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. September 26, 2019</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 26:</b> Rowling (J.K.) <i>Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone,</i> first edition, first printing, 1997. £20,000 to £30,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 26:</b> Piranesi (Giovanni Battista). <i>Le Antichità Romane,</i> 4 vol., 1756. £20,000 to £30,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 26:</b> Canaletto (Giovanni Antonio Canal, called). <i>Urbis Venetiarum Prospectus Celebriores,</i> 3 parts in 1, Richard Ford's copy, Venice, Giovanni Battista Pasquali, 1751. £10,000 to £15,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. September 26, 2019</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 26:</b> Atlases.- Speed (John). <i>A Prospect of the Most Famous Parts of the World,</i> bound with <i>The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine,</i> 1631-27. £12,000 to £18,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 26:</b> Anatomical illustration.- Aselli (Gaspare). <i>De lactibus sive lacteis venis... dissertatio,</i> first edition, Milan, Giovanni Battista Bidelli, 1627. £20,000 to £30,000
  • <center><b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Books & Works on Paper<br>September 25, 2019</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Sep. 25:</b> Rowling (J.K.) <i>Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone,</i> FIRST EDITION, first issue, 8vo, 1997. £15,000 to £20,000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Sep. 25:</b> Bible, Italian.- Malermi Bible, woodcut illustrations, folio, Lazaro de Soardi & Bernardino Benali, Venice,1517. £8,000 to £12,000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Sep. 25:</b> Germany.- Homann (Johann Baptist). <i>Atlas von Deutschland,</i> engraved half title, hand coloured, 87 double page engraved maps, [folio, Erben, Nuremberg, 1753]. £8,000 to £10,000
    <center><b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Books & Works on Paper<br>September 25, 2019</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Sep. 25:</b> [Mirk (John)].- <i>Liber festivalis et Quatuor sermons</i> [bound with], [Le Roy (Pierre)] <i>A Pleasant Satyre or Poesie,</i> first edition in English, Widdow Orwin for Thomas Man, 1595, 8vo. £1,500 to £2,000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Sep. 25:</b> Antoninus Florentinus (Saint Archbishop of Florence). <i>Confessionale: Defecerunt…,</i> 8vo, Pietro Quarengi, Venice, 15 February 1499. £1,000 to £1,500
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Sep. 25:</b> Jesuit Letters.- [Froes (Father Luigi) & et al.)] Avvisi del Giapone de gli anni 1582, 1583, 1584…, 1586 [bound with] Avvisi della Cina et Giapone…, FIRST EDITIONS, Rome. £1,000 to £1,500
    <center><b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Books & Works on Paper<br>September 25, 2019</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Sep. 25:</b> Plutarch & Probus (Aemilius). <i>Plutarchi Cheronei et Aemilii Probi Illustrium,</i> folio, Nicolas de Pratis for Jean-Petit, Paris, 1521. £1,000 to £1,500
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Sep. 25:</b> Bible.- English. <i>The Byble in Englyshe of the Largest and Greatest volume,</i> elaborate woodcut border, text vignettes, folio, 1541. £1,000 to £1,500
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Sep. 25:</b> Fore-edge Painting.- Lord George Byron, The Giaour, a Fragment of a Turkish Tale, bound with 10 other titles, 4 plates marked 'Proof.', 1813. £800 to £1,200
    <center><b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Books & Works on Paper<br>September 25, 2019</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Sep. 25:</b> Manson (John). Twelve by Sixteen Papers of John Mason, a collection of 50 sheets of paper, some watermarked, 12 x 16”, c.1978. £800 to £1,200
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Sep. 25:</b> Fleming (Ian). <i>Dr. No,</i> FIRST EDITION, original boards, dust-jacket, 8vo, 1958. £700 to £900
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Sep. 25:</b> Eliot (T.S.) <i>Four Quartets,</i> NUMBER 121 of 290 COPIES, signed by author, 1960. £400 to £600
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Illustration Art:</b> Eric Carle, <i>The Very Hungry Caterpillar,</i> hand-painted collage. Sold for a record $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Illustration Art:</b> Charles Addams, <i>Couple passing a giant bird house,</i> watercolor cartoon for <i>The New Yorker,</i> 1948. Sold for $16,250.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Illustration Art:</b> Miriam Troop, <i>Rain on Laundry Day,</i> oil on canvas, cover for <i>The Saturday Evening Post,</i> 1940. Sold for $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Illustration Art:</b> Rockwell Kent, <i>To All Fascists,</i> ink broadside for The League of American Writers, circa 1937. Sold for $6,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Illustration Art:</b> Jo Mielziner, <i>Pet Shop Drop,</i> backdrop design for <i>Pal Joey</i> on Broadway, 1940. Sold for a record $55,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Illustration Art:</b> Lee Brown Coye, acrylic cover illustration for the 25th anniversary of <i>Weird Tales,</i> 1944. Sold for $18,750.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Illustration Art:</b> Virgil Finlay, <i>The Outsider & Others,</i> pen & ink dust jacket illustration for H.P. Lovecraft's book, 1939. Sold for $5,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Illustration Art:</b> Al Hirschfeld, <i>Paul Robeson as Othello,</i> illustration for <i>The New York Times,</i> 1942. Sold for $68,750
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Illustration Art:</b> Frederic Remington, pen & ink illustration for <i>A Scout with the Buffalo Soldiers</i> in <i>The Century</i> magazine, 1889. Sold for $17,500.
  • <b>Bonhams, Sep. 17:</b> EARLY AVIATION PHOTOGRAPHY ARCHIVE. Chronicling 20th century aviation from the earliest Wright Brothers images through commercial and military applications. $50,000 to $70,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 17:</b> SPUTNIK-1 EMC/EMI LAB MODEL, 1957. Full scale vintage test model of the Sputnik-1 satellite, Moscow, [February, 1957]. $400,000 to $600,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 17:</b> FIRST TELEPHONE CALL TO THE MOON. Partial transcription signed by Apollo 11 astronauts and President Nixon. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 17:</b> Apollo 11 Beta cloth crew emblem, SIGNED BY THE ENTIRE APOLLO 11 CREW. $8,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 17:</b> GEMINI 1/8 SCALE MODEL. Rarely seen large-scale contractor's model. $3,000 to $5,000
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> SMITH, CHRISTOPHER WEBB. 1793-1871. <i>Indian Ornithology.</i> [Patna, India]: 1828. $50,000 to $80,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> DUPRÉ, LOUIS. 1789-1837. <i>Voyage à Athènes et à Constantinople, ou Collection de portraits, vues et costumes grecs et ottomans.</i> Paris: Dondey-Dupré, 1825. $60,000 to $90,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> ADAMS, JOHN. Autograph Letter Signed ("J Adams"), [to Dr. Perkins?] while recovering from his small pox inoculation, [late-April, 1764]. $30,000 to $50,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> AUSTEN, JANE. Autograph Letter Signed ("J. Austen"), to her sister Cassandra, 4 pp, "Thursday – after dinner," [September 16, 1813,] Henrietta St. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> AUDUBON, JOHN JAMES. 1785-1851. <i>The Birds of America, from Drawings Made in the United States and Their Territories.</i> New York & Philadelphia: J.J. Audubon & J.B. Chevalier, 1840-1844. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> DODWELL, EDWARD. 1767-1832. <i>Views in Greece.</i> London: Rodwell and Martin, 1821. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> JAMES, JESSE. Autograph Letter Signed ("Jesse W. James"), to Mr. Flood demanding Flood retract spurious accusations, 3 pp, June 5, 1875. $200,000 to $300,000.

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