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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, 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.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> DE CORDOBA, JACOB. <i>Map of the State of Texas.</i> New York, 1866. $15,000 to $20,000
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> ARNOLD, BENEDICT. Autograph bookseller's receipt for Dr. John Dickinson, Signed ("B. Arnold"), February 1767. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> EINSTEIN, ALBERT. 4 Typed Letters Signed ("A Einstein") to Cleveland E. Dodge offering early reports on the meetings of the Emergency Committee of Atomic Scientists. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> EISENHOWER, DWIGHT D. Typed Letter Signed ("Dwight D. Eisenhower") to General Henri Giraud written from a secret bunker in Gibraltar on the eve of Operation Torch, November 4 [but 6], 1942. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> Early Broadside Printing of the GADSDEN PURCHASE, Puebla, August 16, 1854. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> ALLEN, ETHAN. Autograph Letter Signed to Crevecouer during the Constitutional Debates in Congress, 2 pp, August 29, 1787. $30,000 to $50,000.
  • <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Library of a Midwestern Collector<br>November 5, 2019</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 5:</b> DARWIN, Charles. <i>On the Origin of Species.</i> London John Murray, 1859. FIRST EDITION. THE VERY FINE MELLON-GARDEN COPY. $120,000 to $180,000
    <b>Hindman Auctions Auctioneers, Nov. 5:</b> ECKERT, J. P, H. H. GOLDSTINE, and J. G. BRAINERD. <i>Description of the ENIAC and comments on electronic digital computing machines.</i> N.p., 1945. FIRST EDITION, INSCRIBED BY GOLDSTINE. $5,000 to $7,000
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 5:</b> EUCLID. <i>Elementa geometriae.</i> Translated from the Arabic by Adelard of Bath. Venice: Erhard Ratdolt, 25 May 1482. FIRST EDITION. $60,000 to $80,000
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Library of a Midwestern Collector<br>November 5, 2019</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 5:</b> [HAMILTON, Alexander, James MADISON and John JAY]. <i>The Federalist: A Collection of Essays…</i> New York: John and Andrew M'Lean, 1788. FIRST EDITION. $60,000 to $80,000
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 5:</b> GALILEI, Galileo. <i>Dialogo...Dove ne i congressi di quattro giornate si discorre sopra i due massimi sistemi del mondo Tolemaico, e Copernicano.</i> Florence, 1632. FIRST EDITION. $30,000 to $40,000
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 5:</b> JOYCE, James. <i>Ulysses.</i> Paris: Shakespeare and Company, 1922. FIRST EDITION, ONE OF 100 COPIES SIGNED BY JOYCE. $120,000 to $180,000
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Library of a Midwestern Collector<br>November 5, 2019</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 5:</b> KEYNES, John Maynard. <i>The General Theory of Employment Interest and Money.</i> London: Macmillan, 1936. FIRST EDITION. $5,000 to $7,000
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 5:</b> NEWTON, Isaac, Sir. <i>Philosophiae naturalis principia mathematica.</i> London: Joseph Streater for the Royal Society, 1687. FIRST EDITION. $150,000 to $250,000
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 5:</b> ROWLING, J. K. <i>Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.</i> London: Bloomsbury, 1997. FIRST EDITION, SIGNED BY ROWLING. $80,000 to $120,000
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 5:</b> SMITH, Adam. <i>An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations.</i> London: for W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1776. FIRST EDITION. $70,000 to $90,000
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 24:</b> Sir Isaac Newton, <i>Opticks,</i> first edition, first issue, London, 1704. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 24:</b> Johannes Jacobus Canis, <i>De modo studendi in utroque iure,</i> first edition, Padua, 1476. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 24:</b> Pope Clemens V, <i>Constitutiones,</i> Nuremberg, 1482. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 24:</b> Nicolaus Panormitanus de Tudeschis, <i>Lectura super V libris Decretalium,</i> Basel, 1480-81. $5,000 to $7,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 24:</b> Michael Faraday, <i>Experimental Researches in Electricity,</i> complete set, first editions, London, 1832-56. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 24:</b> William Gilbert, <i>Tractatus sive physiologia nova de magnete,</i> Sedini, 1628. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 24:</b> John Bulwer, <i>Philocophus,</i> first edition of the first book in English on the deaf, London, 1648. $1,000 to $2,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 24:</b> James Cook, complete set, 9 volumes, London, 1773-84. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 24:</b> Nicolaus Bertrand, <i>Opus de Tholosano[rum] Gestis ab Urbe Condita,</i> with the earliest known view of the city of Toulouse, 1515. $2,000 to $3,000.
  • <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts Including Americana<br>November 6, 2019</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 6:</b> RATZER, Bernard. <i>Plan of the City of New York in North America, surveyed in the years 1766 & 1767.</i> London: Jefferys and Faden, “Jan.y” 12, 1776. $80,000 to $120,000
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 6:</b> [KELMSCOTT PRESS]. COCKERELL, Sydney C. <i>Some German Woodcuts of the Fifteenth Century.</i> Hammersmith: The Kelmscott Press, 1897 [issued 1898]. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 6:</b> [GOLDEN COCKEREL PRESS]. KEATS, John. <i>Lamia, Isabella, the Eve of Saint Agnes and Other Poems.</i> Waltham Saint Lawrence, Berkshire: The Golden Cockerel Press, 1928. $6,000 to $8,000
    <center> <b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts Including Americana<br>November 6, 2019</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 6:</b> [GRANT, Ulysses S.— GRANT, Julia, First Lady]. Carved Applewood and 18-karat Gold Jewelry Suite, Browne & Spaulding, Jewelers, New York City, 1865. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 6:</b> [LINCOLN ASSASSINATION]. GARDNER, Alexander. <i>Incidents of the War |Sic Semper Sicariis</i> [caption title]. Washington, D. C.: Philip & Solomons, 1865. $5,000 to $7,000
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 6:</b> A COMPLETE COLLECTION of 115 titles published in R. R. Donnelley's Lakeside Classics series. Chicago, 1903-2017. COMPLETE RUN OF THE LONGEST-RUNNING CONTINUOUS SERIES OF BOOKS IN THE WORLD. $5,000 to $7,000
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts Including Americana<br>November 6, 2019</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 6:</b> GLEIZES, Albert. METZINGER, Jean. <i>Du Cubisme.</i> Paris, 1947. LIMITED EDITION, number 19 of 20 copies on papier d'Auvergne. $3,000 to $4,000
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 6:</b> [THE LITTLE REVIEW]. ANDERSON, Margaret, ed. POUND, Ezra, ed. HEAP, Jane, ed. <i>The Little Review.</i> Vol. I, No. 1 through Vol. XII, No. 2. 1914-1929. $3,000 to $4,000
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 6:</b> [MOUNTENEY, Leonard, binder]. LOUŸS, Pierre. <i>Songs of Bilitis.</i> Chicago: Argus Books, 1931. $2,000 to $3,000
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 6:</b> [HANCOCK, John]. Partly-printed U.S. Loan-Office Transfer Certificate issued on behalf of Hancock. Sgn’d on recto by William Imlay, as Commissioner of Loans of Connecticut. 28 February 1793. $2,000 to $3,000

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