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Articles - December - 2014 Issue

Auctions in December

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Fonzie Mealy Auctioneers. Rare Books & Manuscripts Dec. 9. Lot 450. American Vrime app. 13 Wanted Posters - estimated euros 175-225

This December there are 107 scheduled auctions in the books, manuscripts, maps and ephemera fields.  The material is complex ranging from less important to once-in a-life-time possibilities.  It is always this way if not always so much in such a short period.  If you are bidding, best of luck. 

Mon. Dec. 1st 
Skinner. Boston. The Gentleman's Auction - Internet bidstart 11/20. 16 lots 
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Old Master Prints. 10 lots 

Tue. Dec. 2nd 
Sothebys. London. Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts. 54 lots 
Sothebys. New York. Fine Books and Manuscripts, Including Americana. 276 lots 
Christies. New York. FIRST EDITIONS, SECOND THOUGHTS: AN AUCTION OF BOOKS AND ARTWORK TO BENEFIT PEN AMERICAN CENTER. 75 lots 
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Exeter. Books, Prints. 18 lots 
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 58 lots 
Rossini. Paris. Collection dont Ancienne Provenance Galerie de France - Prints. 35 lots 

Wed. Dec. 3rd 
Tooveys. West Sussex. Prints. 21 lots 
Bonhams. London. Travel and Exploration. 142 lots 
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Photography. 364 lots 
ALDE. Paris. Modern Illustrated Books. 252 lots 
Artcurial. Paris. Prints and Illustrated Books. 284 lots 
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 261 lots 
Christies. London - King Street. Old Master Prints. 118 lots 
Ader. PARIS. Art of the Orient. 28 lots 

Thu. Dec. 4th 
Swann Galleries. New York. Maps and Atlases, Natural History and Color Plate Books. 379 lots 
Ader. PARIS. Letters and Autograph Manuscripts
PIASA. Paris. Prints - Petiet Collection. 256 lots 
Christies. London -South Kensington. 500 Years of Printmaking. 294 lots 
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. Antiquarian and Modern Books. 355 lots 
Koller Auctions. Geneve. Modern Prints. 28 lots 
Sothebys. New York. Important Judaica. 121 lots 
Christies. New York. Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts - Including Americana. 268 lots 
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Fall Asian Art Auction. 25 lots 
Bonhams. New York. The Transportation History Sale. 41 lots 
Christies. New York. Dr. James D. Watson Nobel Medal and Related Papers. 3 lots 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 11/27. 424 lots 
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Rare Americana with the Jess Jones Collection of Californiana & Pictorial Letter Sheets. 448 lots 
Waverly Auctions. Falls Church. Maps & Atlases, Autographs, Rare Books, Fine Bindings, First Editions, Press Books, Americana and Ar

Fri. Dec. 5th 
Tajan. Paris. Prints
Aguttes. Neuilly-sur-Seine . Contemporary Art -Photos. 22 lots 
Aspire Auctions. Cleveland. Prints - Internet bidstart 11/28
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Books and Prints. 89 lots 
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. The Library of Jean C.. 351 lots 
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Lee's Summit . 16th Annual Fine Arts Sale - Prints. 62 lots 

Sat. Dec. 6th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Entertainment. 714 lots 
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Modern and Contemporary Prints
Vermot de Pas. Paris. Comic Strips, Original Prints, Animation
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Hudson. Modern & Contemporary Fine and Decorative Arts. 117 lots 
Arader Galleries. New York City. From Sea to Shining Sea: Art of America

Sun. Dec. 7th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 11/30
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 11/30
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books, Art and Ephemera - Basquiat, Medical, Hemingway, etc.

Mon. Dec. 8th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Civil War and Militaria
ALDE. Paris. Selected Travel Books
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Salvador Dali Editions
Winter Associates. Plainville, CT . Prints, Baseball Memorabilia, and Books
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Old Master Prints. 9 lots 

Tue. Dec. 9th 
Henri Godts Books and Prints Auctions. Bruxelles . Books, Maps, Prints
Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers. Kilkenny. Rare Books
ALDE. Paris. Henry Beraud Funds
Artcurial. Paris. Books and Manuscripts
Bonhams. London. Prints and Multiples
Christies. Paris. Antiquarian Books, Art Books and Manuscripts
Sothebys. London. English Literature, History, Children's Books & Illustrations
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints and Photographs
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 51 lots 

Wed. Dec. 10th 
Bonhams. New York. Fine Books and Manuscripts
Bonhams. London. Entertainment Memorabilia
RR Auction. Amherst. Rare Manuscript, Document & Autograph - bidstart 11/21. 957 lots 
Minerva Auctions Roma. Roma. Books, Autographs and Prints

Thu. Dec. 11th 
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Bibliophile
Sothebys. New York. 175 Masterworks To Celebrate 175 Years Of Photography: Property from Joy of Giving Something Foundat
Minerva Auctions Roma. Roma. Photography
Ader. PARIS. Prints
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 12/4
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Fine Prints

Fri. Dec. 12th 
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Lancaster. Rare and Used Books. 501 lots 
Swann Galleries. New York. Vernacular Imagery and Photobooks
Ader. PARIS. Prints
Gonnelli Casa DAste. Firenze. Manuscripts, Books, Autographs, Prints and Drawings. 492 lots 
Hauswedell and Nolte. Hamburg. Who's Afraid of the Moon. 57 lots 
Ferraton. Bruxelles. Books and Prints, Part I
OSENAT. FONTAINEBLEAU. Books
Vermot de Pas. Paris. Books

Sat. Dec. 13th 
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Books and Prints
Rachel Davis Fine Arts. Cleveland. Works on Paper and Books
Ferraton. Bruxelles. Books and Prints, Part II

Sun. Dec. 14th 
Grogan and Company. Dedham. The December Auction - Prints
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 12/7
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 12/7

Mon. Dec. 15th 
Pandolfini. Florence . Old Prints, Old and Modern Books
Robert Siegel Galleries. New York. The George J. Kramer Collection: U.S. Domestic Mails 1776-1869

Tue. Dec. 16th 
Bolaffi Ambassador Auctions. Milan. Rare Books and Autographs. 1100 lots 
Aguttes. Neuilly-sur-Seine . Books

Wed. Dec. 17th 
Pierre Berge and Associes. Paris. Books and Manuscripts
ALDE. Paris. Letters and Original Manuscripts
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books, Maps and Documents
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Antiquarian Books
Bonhams. New York. The Art of Fashion Photography
Audap and Mirabaud. PARIS. Weapons, Hunting, Militaria, Historical Memories
Profiles in History. Calabasas Hills. The Morris Everett, Jr. Collection
Robert Siegel Galleries. New York. U.S., Possessions, and Confederate Postal History
Sothebys. London. Daughter of History: Mary Soames and the Legacy of Sir Winston Churchill

Thu. Dec. 18th 
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Children's and Illustrated Books
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 12/14
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Rare Americana with the Jess Jones Collection of Californiana & Pictorial Letter Sheets
Sothebys. Paris. Books and Manuscripts

Sun. Dec. 21st 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 12/14
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 12/14

Mon. Dec. 22nd 
Ader. PARIS. Ancient Weapons and Historical Memories

Thu. Dec. 25th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 12/18

Sun. Dec. 28th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 12/21
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 12/21

Wed. Dec. 31st 
Tooveys. West Sussex. Prints

Rare Book Monthly

  • <b>Bonhams: Treasures from the Eric C. Caren Collection: How History Unfolds on Paper, Part VII (Online). March 6-14, 2019
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> Albert Einstein A remarkable letter on God in English, one of his most eloquent and quoted, 1 p, July 2, 1945. $100,000 to $150,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> Benjamin Lincoln's commission as Major General in the Continental Army, February 19th, 1777. $60,000 to $90,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> Broadside. A Poem Upon the Bloody Engagement That Was Fought on Bunker's-Hill. 1775. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> Early, full printing of the Star-Spangled Banner in The Yankee, October 7, 1814. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> Paul Revere. Engraving, “The Boston Massacre Perpetrated on March 5, 1770," in <i>Massachusett's Calendar 1772.</i> $8,000 to $12,000.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Feb 21:</b> NASA archive with 351 photographs, silver & chromogenic prints, 1960-2002. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Feb 21:</b> Edward S. Curtis, suite of 18 cyanotypes, 1910-14. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Feb 21:</b> Edward S. Curtis, <i>Horse Capture, Atsina,</i> unique copper plate for <i>The North American Indian,</i> 1908. $60,000 to $90,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Feb 21:</b> John Whipple, <i>Harriet Beecher Stowe,</i> salted print from a calotype negative, 1853. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Feb 21:</b> Lewis Carroll, <i>Xie Kitchen,</i> albumen print, circa 1872. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Feb 21:</b> Ansel Adams, <i>Taos Pueblo,</i> limited, signed first edition of the artist's first book, 12 silver bromide prints, 1930. $30,000 to $45,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Feb 21:</b><br>JFK in his motorcade about 2 mins before his assassination, chromogenic print, 1963. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Feb 21:</b> Anton Guilio Bragaglia, 6 photomechanical postcards with facsimile signatures, 1911-13, printed 1932. $30,000 to $45,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Feb 21:</b> Société Anonyme, Inc, group of 9 postcards, including 8 real photo postcards, 1920-30. $25,000 to $35,000.
  • <b>Bonhams, Mar 12:</b> Walt Whitman. <i>Leaves of Grass.</i> First edition, first issue, SIGNED in block letters by Whitman. 1855. $200,000 to $300,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 12:</b> Isaac Newton's copy of John Greave's <i>Pyramidographia,</i> London, 1646. $50,000 to $70,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 12:</b> Colonel John Mosby. Robert E. Lee's autograph letter to Samuel Cooper reporting on Mosby's exploits, with Cooper's autograph note ordering his appointment to Major.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 12:</b> Gyula Halasz Brassai. Large archive of autograph and typed letters, over 260, to his family including his wife Gilberte, 1947-1978. $40,000 to $60,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 12:</b> Archive of drawings and letters from Harper Lee to Charles Carruth, including an inscribed first edition of <i>To Kill a Mockingbird.</i> $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 11:</b> VESALIUS, ANDREAS. 1514-1564. <i>De humani corporis fabrica libri septem.</i> Basel: Johannes Oporinus, June 1543. $300,000 to $500,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 11:</b> HARVEY, WILLIAM. 1578-1657. <i>De motu cordis & sanguinis in animalibus Anatomica Exercitatio.</i> Leiden: Joannis Maire, 1639. $25,000 to $35,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 11:</b> BERENGARIO DA CARPI, GIACOMO. 1460-1530. <i>Isagogae breves perlucide ac uberrimae in Anatomiam humani corporis.</i> Bologna: Benedictus Hectoris, 15 July 1523. $15,000 to $25,000
    <b>Bonhams NY, Mar 11:</b> FRANKLIN, BENJAMIN. 1706-1790. <i>Experiments and Observations on Electricity, made at Philadelphia in America…</i> London, 1769. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Bonhams NY, Mar 11:</b> BENIVIENI, ANTONIO. 1443-1502. <i>De abditis nonnullis ac mirandis morborum et sanationum causis.</i>Florence: Filippo Giunta, 1507. $8,000 to $12,000
  • <b>Christie’s Paris, 20 Feb:</b> BELON. <i>L’Histoire de la nature des oyseaux.</i> Paris : Corrozet, 1555. $17,000 to $23,000
    <b>Christie’s Paris, 20 Feb:</b> MIOMANDRE – BARBIER. <i>Dessins sur les danses de Vaslav Nijinsky.</i> Paris. 1913. $23,000 to $34,000
    <b>Christie’s Paris, 20 Feb:</b> HOKUSAI. <i>Fugaku Hyakkei, Edo : Nishimura Yûzô.</i> 1834-1875. $58,000 to $80,000
    <b>Christie’s Paris, 20 Feb:</b> EDWARDS. <i> <br>A Natural History of Uncommon Birds…</i> London : Printed for the Author. 1743-1764. $35,000 to $46,000
    <b>Christie’s Paris, 20 Feb:</b> VESALIUS. <i><br> De Humane Corporis Fabrica libri septem...</i> Basle : J. Oporinus. 1555. $58,000 to $80,000
  • <b>Morton Subastas on Bidsquare:</b><br>Die Französische Expedition gegen Mexico /Beilagen zum Beiheft des Militair - Wochenblattes
    <b>Morton Subastas on Bidsquare:</b><br>The Architecture Of M. Vitruvius Pollio. London, 1791.
    <b>Morton Subastas on Bidsquare:</b> Estatuto Provisional del Imperio Mexicano. México: Imprenta de Andrade y Escalante, 1865.
    <b>Morton Subastas on Bidsquare:</b> Historia de Méjico... México, 1849 - 1852.
    <b>Morton Subastas on Bidsquare:</b> Juárez, Benito - Ogazón, Pedro. Legajos de Bandos del Estado de Guadalajara, 1860-1863.
    <b>Morton Subastas on Bidsquare:</b> Sigüenza y Góngora, Carlos. Mapa de las Aguas que por el Círculo de 90 Leguas Vienen a la Laguna de Tescuco... Méx, 1748.
    <b>Morton Subastas on Bidsquare:</b> Cruces y Campa / Aubert / Valleto. Pareja Imperial, Fusilamiento de Maximiliano, Tipos Mexicanos... ca,1875.

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