Rare Book Monthly

Articles - April - 2013 Issue

Auctions in April


About a hundred sales in April

This April, as of March 28th, 99 sales with more than 25,000 lots are scheduled.  Dates occasionally change, others are added and a few delayed but the events as shown here are substantially what to expect.  The auction calendar, once the month is underway is always being updated.  This is the link to the most up-to-date schedule.

Wed. April 3rd     Aguttes.  Prints and Photographs [20651].  9 lots

                                    Neret – Minet  & Tessier.  Books and Autographs [15831].  233 lots

                                    Old World Auctions.  The Grace Collection of Important Antique Maps and Prints [144].

Thurs. April 4th          Bloomsbury Auctions.  Books, Manuscripts, Prints, Drawings and other Artworks [35999].

                                    Christies.  Photographs and Modernist Masterworks [2767].

                                    Dorothy Sloan Rare Books.  Americana:  Texas, the West, Mexico & the Borderlands [23].  614 lots

                                    Freeman’s [Samuel T. Freeman & Co.].  Books, Manuscripts and Maps [1454].
Heritage Auctions [Ha.com].  Rare Books online bidding ending today [201314]

Fri. April 5th                Alde.  Important Music Sale [20984]

                                    Christies.  Photographs and Modernist Masterworks [2691]..

                                    Dorothy Sloan Rare Books.  Americana:  Texas, the West, Mexico & the Borderlands [23].  614 lots

                                    Eldred’s.  Prints [763].

                                    Freeman’s [Samuel T. Freeman & Co.].  Posters and Other Graphics [1455].

                                    Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers.  Prints [1104].

                                    Piasa.  Ancient and Modern Prints [20618].

                                    Sothebys.  The Modern Image:  Photographs from an Important American Collection [N09027].

Sat.  April 6th              Eldred’s.  Prints [763].

                                    Sothebys.  Photographs [N08979].
Stair Auctioneers & Appraisers.  Books and Prints [40613]

Sun. April 7th              National Book Auctions.  Books, Prints, Ephemera [40713].

Mon. April 8th             Artcurial Briest-Le Fur-Poulain-F. Tajan.  Weapons and Historical Memories [20892].

                                    Doyle New York.  Photographs [40813].

                                    Sothebys.  Collection de Nicholas Landau et Jacqueline Goldman [PF1336].

Tues. April 9th            Christies.  Books and Manuscripts [2706].

                                    Piasa.  Ancient and Modern Books [20921].

                                      Sothebys.  Collection de Nicholas Landau et Jacqueline Goldman [PF1336].

Wed. April 10th          Bonhams.  Roy David’s Collection:  Part III:  Poetry [20922]

                                    Christies.  Books and Manuscripts [2706].

                                    Christies.  Prints [8623].

                                    Christies.  Books and Manuscripts [2806].

                                    Dominic Winter Book Auctions.  Printed Books and Maps [41013].

                                    Heritage Auctions [Ha.com].  Rare Books [6094].  630 items.

                                    Leslie Hindman Auctioneers.  Fine Books and Manuscripts [239].

Thurs. April 11th        Bloomsbury Auctions.  Horology and Science Books [36036].

                                    Dominic Winter Book Auctions.  Private Collection of Mountaineering Books [41113].

                                    Heritage Auctions [HA.com].  Historical Manuscripts [6093].

                                    Heritage Auctions [Ha.com].  Illustration Art [5126].
Heritage Auctions [Ha.com].  Historical Manuscripts [6093].

                                    PBA Galleries.  South Sale:  The Library of Dr. Richard Topel, Part I [504].

                                    Swann Galleries, Inc.  Fine Books, Including Incunabula [2309].


Fri. April 12th             Dominic Winter Book Auctions.  Private Collection of Mountaineering Books [41113].

                                    Heritage Auctions [Ha.com].  Illustration Art [5126].

Sat. April 13th             Alde.  Beautiful and Modern Bindings [20985].

Sun. April 14th           Bonhams.  Books, Prints [20943].

Mon. April 15th          Alde.  Letters and Manuscripts [20986].

                                    Bruun Rasmussen.  Books [1316].

Tues. April 16th          Bonhams.  Grosvenor School and Avant-Garde Print-making [20736].

                                    H. A. Stargardt Autographenhandlung.  Autographs [41613].

                                    Rupert Toovey and Co.  Ephemera [1119].

                                    Swann Galleries, Inc.  Printed & Manuscript Americana [2310].

Wed. April 17th          De Baecque & Associes.  Photographs [20967].

                                    Galerie Bassenge.  Books [101a].

                                    J. A. Stargardt Autographenhandlung.  Autographs [41613].                     Kapandji Morhange.  Engravings [15601].

                                    RR Auction.  Autographs [406].

                                    Rupert Toovey and Co.  Prints [1118].

                                    Sothebys.  Charity sale – Prints [PF1335].

Thurs. April 18th        Ader.  Books of Photographs [20830].

                                    Bloomsbury Auctions.  Bibliophile Books [36041].

                                    Bruun Rasmussen.  Books, Prints [1316].

                                    De Baecque & Associes.  Ancient and Modern Books [20968].

                                    Galerie Bassenge.  Books [101a].

                                    Heritage Auctions [HA.com].  Space Exploration [6095].
Heritage Auctions [HA.com].  Rare Books internet bidding ending today [201316].

                                    Swann Galleries, Inc.  Printed and Manuscript Americana [2310].

Fri. April 19th             De Baecque & Associes.  Photography [20967].

                                    Galerie Bassenge.  Books [101a].

                                    Heritage Auctions [HA.com].  America and Political Memorabilia [6096].

                                    Ketterer Kunst / F. Doerling.  Modern Prints [403].

                                    Kiefer – Buch- und Kunstauktionen.  Books, Prints [84].

Sat. April 20th             Artcurial Briest-Le Fur-Poulain-F. Tajan.  Library of an Amateur [20882].

                                    Galerie Bessange.  Books [101a].

                                    Ketterer Kunst / F. Doerling.  Post-War / Contemporary Prints [404].

                                    Kiefer – Buch-und Kunstauktionen.  Books, Prints [84].

Mon. April 22nd          Sothebys.  Books and Manuscripts [PF1303].

Tues.  April 23rd         Doyle New York.   Rare Books and Autographs [254].

                                    Sothebys.  Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History [L13401].

Wed. April 24th          Christies.  Travel, Science and  Natural History [8668].

                                    Dorotheum.  Prints before 1900 [41413].

                                    Kapandji Morhange.  Ancient Books and Autographs [1560]

                                    Lyon and Turnbull Ltd.  Rare Books, Maps and Manuscripts [378].

Thurs. April 25th        AntiquarianAuctions.com.  Rare Books online sale ending today

                                    Bloomsbury Auctions.  20th Century Prints [42513].

                                    Christies.  Collection Denise Levy [3573].
Heritage Auctions [Ha.com].  Internet bidding ending today.

                                    PBA Galleries.  Travel & Exploration, Cartography & Americana from the Library of Glen McLaughlin [with additions] [505].

                                    RR Auctions.  Autographs [407].

Fri. April 26th             Dorotheum.  Art Photography [42613].

Sat. April 27th             Knotty Pine Auction Service.  Books [42713].

                                    Morton Casa de Subastas.  Books [669].

Mon. April 29th          Christies.  Books and Manuscripts [3548].

                                    Doyle New York.  Old Master, Modern and Contemporary Prints [261].

                                    Minerva Auctions Roma.  Photography [ROMA-88].  

                                    Sothebys.  A Treasured Legacy:  The Michael and Judy Steinhardt Judaica [N08961].

                                    Sothebys.  Bibliotheque des ducs de Luynes, Chateau de Dampierre – First Part [PF-1323].

Tues.  April 30th         Bonhams.  Books [20688].

                                    Bonhams.  Prints [20911].

                                    Christies.  Prints and Multiples [2697].

                                    Sothebys.  Bibliotheque des ducs de Luynes, Chateau de Dampierre – First Part [PF-1323]

                                    Sothebys.  Collections [L13311].

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Rare Book Monthly

  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Francis Scott Key, <i>Star Spangled Banner,</i> first printing, c. 1814-16. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> William Sydney Porter, a.k.a. “O. Henry,” archive of drawings made to illustrate a lost mining memoir, c. 1883-84. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> [Bay Psalm Book], printed for Hezekiah Usher of Boston, Cambridge, c. 1648-65. $50,000 to $75,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Book of Mormon, first edition, Palmyra, 1830. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> <i>Noticia estraordinario,</i> probable first announcement in Mexico City of the fall of the Alamo, 1836. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Patrick Gass, first edition of earliest first-hand account of the Lewis and Clarke expedition, Pittsburgh, 1807. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Diploma from the Princeton Class of 1783, commencement attended by Washington & Continental Congress. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> <i>Sprague Light Cavalry!</i> color-printed broadside, NY, 1863. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> <i>The Lincoln & Johnson Union Campaign Songster,</i> Philadelphia, 1864. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Lucy Parsons, labor organizer, albumen cabinet card, New York, 1886. $800 to $1,200.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Daniel L.F. Swift, journal as third mate on a Pacific Whaling voyage, 1848-1850. $3,000 to $4,0000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Two photos of Thomas Moran, Grand Canyon, silver prints, 1901. $1,500 to $2,500.
  • <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Helvelius. Two Autograph Letters Signed to Francis Aston, Royal Society Secretary, noting his feud with Robert Hooke, 5 pp total, 1685. $70,000 to $100,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Newton, Isaac. Autograph manuscript on God, 4 pp, c.1710, "In the beginning was the Word...."?$100,000 to $150,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. First edition, first issue. Untrimmed copy in contemporary boards. $30,000 to $50,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Lincoln, Abraham. Signed photograph, beardless portrait with Civil War provenance. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> IMPEACHMENT. Original engrossed copy of the first Andrew Johnson impeachment resolution vote. $120,000 to $180,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Mucha, Alphonse. 11 original pencil drawings for?<i>Andelicek z Baroku,</i> "Litte Baroque Angel," Prague, 1929. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Einstein, Albert. Annotated Galley Proofs for <i>The Meaning of Relativity.</i> 1921. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Silverstein, Shel. Original maquette for <i>The Giving Tree,</i> 34 original drawings. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Roth, Philip. Typed Manuscript with substantial autograph corrections for an unpublished sequel to <i>The Breast.</i> $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Taupin, Bernie. Autograph Manuscript, the original draft of lyrics for Elton John's "Candle in the Wind," 2 pp, 1973. $100,000 to $150,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> HARVEY, WILLIAM. <i>De Motu Cordis et Sanguinis in Animalibus Anatomica Exercitatio.</i> Padua: 1643. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> CESALPINO, ANDREA. <i>Peripateticarum Quaestionum Libri Quinque.</i> Venice: 1571. $30,000 to $40,000.
  • <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> Leon TOLSTOÏ. <i>Anna Karenina.</i> Moscou, 1878. First and full edition of the Russian novel, in the author’s language.<br>Est. 3 000 / 4 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> Mark TWAIN. <i>Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's comrade).</i> New York, 1885. First American edition.<br>Est. 5 000 / 6 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> Walt WHITMAN. <i>Leaves of Grass.</i> Brooklyn, New York, 1856. Second edition gathering 32 poems. Est. 3 000 / 4 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> Karen BLIXEN. <i>Out of Africa.</i> Londres, 1937. First edition in the UK, before Danish translation and American release.<br>Est. 1 500 / 2 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> Ernest HEMINGWAY. <i>A Farewell to Arms.</i> New York, 1929. First edition with $2.50 on the dust and A on the copyright page.<br>Est. 2 000 / 3 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> James JOYCE. <i>Ulysses.</i> Paris, Shakespeare and Company, 1922. First edition published by Sylvia Beach. Est. 3 000 / 4 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> James JOYCE. <i>Dubliners.</i> Londres, 1914. First edition. Nice copy in publisher’s cardboard. Est. 2 000 / 3 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> Franz KAFKA. 8 novels in German first edition, published in München, Leipzig and Berlin 1916-1931. Est. from 300 / 400 to 2 000 / 3 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> David Herbert LAWRENCE. <i>Lady Chatterley's Lover.</i> Florence, 1928. Privately printed first edition. Est. 4 000 / 5 000 €
    John STEINBECK. <i>The Grapes of Wrath.</i> New York, 1939. First edition. Nice copy with $2.75 on the cover. Est. 1 000 / 1 200 €

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