Source : Hartung and Hartung

Source Title Hartung & Hartung
Description The history of Hartung & Hartung of Munich, Germany, goes back to 1923 with the formation of the auction house of Karl & Faber. This firm specialized in art and books, and has for many years been one of Germany's leading auctions. Karl Hartung spent many years at this firm, rebuilding it with George Karl after the war (Curt von Faber left the country in 1939 and eventually settled down in the U.S. with a position at Yale). In 1971, the owners decided to separate the book auctions from the art auctions, forming the separate firm of Hartung & Karl to operate the book auctions. In 1989, the name was changed to Hartung & Hartung.

Today, Hartung & Hartung operates both an auction house and bookshop. Specialties include books, manuscripts, autographs and related material. The firm runs major auctions in May and November that generally carry over for several days.
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Total Records in AED 31862
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    <b>Swann:</b> Scott Joplin, <i>Treemonisha: Opera in Three Acts,</i> New York, 1911. Sold March 24 — $40,000.
    <b>Swann:</b> Louisa May Alcott, autograph letter signed, 1868. Sold June 2 — $23,750.
    <b>Swann:</b> Anne Bradstreet, <i>Several Poems Compiled with Great Variety of Wit and Learning, full of Delight,</i> Boston, 1758. Sold June 2 — $21,250.
    <b>Swann:</b> William Shakespeare, <i>Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies. Published according to the true Originall Copies. The Second Impression,</i> London, 1632. Sold May 5 — $161,000.
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    <b>Swann:</b> John Bachmann, <i>Panorama of the Seat of War,</i> New York, 1861-62. Sold June 23 — $35,000.
    <b>Swann:</b> Charlotte Bronte, <i>Jane Eyre,</i> first edition, London, 1847. Sold June 16 — $23,750.
    <b>Swann:</b> Elihu Vedder, <i>Simple Simon, His Book,</i> 1913. Sold June 9 — $12,350.
    <b>Swann:</b> Frederick Catherwood, <i>Views of Ancient Monuments in Central America, Chiapas and Yucatan,</i> London, 1844. Sold April 7 — $37,500.
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