Rare Book Monthly

Articles - July - 2021 Issue

Donald Heald Announces his first Americana Sale: Buckle Up!

451c45d8-0d47-4a13-9d59-dfee2b69de1f

An invitation to you extended by Donald Heald -

Please join me for our first Americana sale on July 17th beginning at 1:00 pm EST.  Our upcoming event at Donald Heald Auctions offers a dive into many realms of Americana collecting, from 17th-century maps of the Americas to early 20th-century sporting prints.  For Donald Heald:  It’s morning in Americana.

            The collection of rare and interesting books on offer includes 3 compilations of colonial laws: a 1727 copy of the charter and laws of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, a rare 1767 printing of the charter and laws of Rhode Island, including updated acts of the General Assembly, and a 1782 printing of the acts of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s General Assembly, the first to be published after the start of the Revolution.

            Other important Revolution-era books include a 1774 edition of Benjamin Franklin’s groundbreaking Experiments and Observations on Electricity and a copy of Alexander Hamilton’s notorious “Reynolds Pamphlet.” Also on offer is a fine copy of the results of the 1800 census, the second ever performed in the United States.

            Accompanying the sale’s many prints featuring the American West are a number of rare books, including Major Stephen Long’s 1822 account of his expedition to the Rocky Mountains and an 1867 history and directory of California’s Nevada County by Edwin Bean.

            In honor of the Met’s large exhibition about Karl Bodmer’s life and expansive career, our sale includes a collection of 20 stunning Bodmer prints from his travels in the American West. These are presented alongside 5 attractive, large-format photogravures by Edward S. Curtis, from his famed ethnographic study The North American Indian.

            Also included are a group of 13 albumen photographs from George N. Barnard’s landmark work Photographic Views of Sherman's Campaign. Travelling with General William Tecumeh Sherman’s armies as an official Army photographer, Barnard captured the extent of the devastation caused by the Civil War more bluntly than any other contemporary photographer. Civil War themes are further represented in a fine copy of Louis Harlow’s Army Memories, which contains scenes of daily life in the Union Army as well as portraits of Generals Grant, Sherman, Logan, and McPherson.

            A set of 6 fine prints from Currier & Ives are also on offer; 4 of these feature sailing yachts, and are coupled with a pair of vibrant maritime prints by Frederick S. Cozzens. Two other sporting prints are included as well: a hand-coloured pochoir print by Gamy-Montaut, depicting the Vanderbilt Cup Race on Long Island, and a pony race heliotype by W.S. Allen from his great work, Sporting Incidents.

            The sale includes 41 maps from a range of mapmakers and eras of American history, spanning from 1640 to 1899. Some of the earliest feature detailed maps of the Caribbean and its various European colonies, produced by famed cartographers including Pieter Goos, Guillaume De L’Isle, and Jacques-Nicolas Bellin. Another trio of maps by Mathais Lotter, Rigobert Bonne, and William De Brahm depict in great detail the 13 Colonies at the outbreak and early stages of the Revolutionary War.

            The history of New York City from the mid-1700s to mid-1800s can be traced through three maps of the city, the first being a 1740 map of the northeastern United States by prominent German cartographer Matthäus Seutter. John Rapkin’s 1852 decorative map depicts the southern part of the city as it was a century later, and Matthew Dripps’ hand-colored, 1876 pocket map depicts the area in even greater detail.

 

Click here to view the sale on Invaluable and LiveAuctioneers:

 

Invaluable   https://www.invaluable.com/catalog/1xednrfg0b

 

LiveAuctioneers.  https://www.liveauctioneers.com/catalog/208644_americana-rare-books-maps-prints-and-photos/

 

For further information call Donald Heald Auctions at 212.744.3505.  To reach us by email:  info@donaldheald.com.  We will respond quickly.

Rare Book Monthly

  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 28:</b> Pancho Villa, passport for a news correspondent covering the Mexican revolution, signed, 1914. $1,000 to $2,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 28:</b> Nirvana’s <i>Nevermind,</i> CD insert signed & inscribed days after release by Cobain, inscribed by Novoselic, 1991. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 28:</b> Robert Indiana, <i>The Book of Love,</i> complete portfolio, artist’s proof set, 1997. $100,000 to $125,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 28:</b> Marcel Vertés, Colette, <i>Chéri,</i> two volumes, deluxe edition, signed by the artist, Paris, 1929. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 28:</b> Virginia Woolf, <i>Orlando,</i> first trade edition, first impression, London, 1928. $1,200 to $1,800.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 28:</b> Mark Twain, receipt for payment of the Mark Twain Public Library Tax, 1908. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 28:</b> Gustav Klimt, <i>Das Werk von Gustav Klimt,</i> portfolio, collotype plates, 1918. $15,000 to $20,000.
  • <center><b>The 19th Century Rare Book & Photograph Shop<br></b>Catalogue 190:<br>Magnificent Books & Photographs<br><b>Free on request</b>
    <b>19th Century Rare Book & Photograph Shop:</b> William Shakespeare. <i>The Second Folio</i> (1632).
    <b>19th Century Rare Book & Photograph Shop:</b> Abraham Lincoln. Autograph note on Black troops in the Union Army (1865).
    <b>19th Century Rare Book & Photograph Shop:</b> Neil Armstrong. The largest known U.S. flag flown to the Moon on Apollo 11 (1969).
    <b>19th Century Rare Book & Photograph Shop:</b> William Henry Fox Talbot. <i>The Pencil of Nature</i> (1844-1846) the first photo illustrated book.
    <b>19th Century Rare Book & Photograph Shop:</b> Albert Einstein. Letter on relativity and the speed of light (1951).
  • <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>A third selection of 16th and 17th<br>Century English Books from<br>the Fox Pointe Manor Library<br>Thursday 21st October 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Oct. 21:</b> Hawking & Hunting.- Turberville (George). <i>The Booke of Falconrie or Hawking,</i> second edition, Printed by Thomas Purfoot, 1611. £6,000 to £8,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Oct. 21:</b> George Steevens' copy.- Coryate (Thomas). <i>Coryats Crudities Hastily gobbled up in five Moneths travells in France, Savoy, Italy, Rhetia...,</i> first edition, complete copy, Printed by W. S[tansby], 1611. £4,000 to £6,00
    <b>Forum Auctions, Oct. 21:</b> Butler (Charles). <i>The Feminine Monarchie: or The Historie of Bees,</i> second edition, Printed by John Haviland for Roger Jackson, 1623. £2,000 to £3,000.
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>A third selection of 16th and 17th<br>Century English Books from<br>the Fox Pointe Manor Library<br>Thursday 21st October 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Oct. 21:</b> Brathwait (Richard). <i>The English Gentlewoman, drawne out to the full Body: expressing, What Habilliments doe best attire her…,</i> Printed by B. Alsop and T. Fawcet, for Michaell Sparke, 1631. £1,000 to £1,500.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Oct. 21:</b> Glapthorne (Henry). <i>The Ladies Priviledge,</i> first edition, Imprinted...by J. Okes, for Francis Constable, 1640. £1,000 to £1,500.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Oct. 21:</b> Witchcraft.- F. (H.) <i>A true and exact Relation Of the severall Informations, Examinations, and Confessions of the late Witches, arraigned and executed in the County of Essex,</i> first edition, 1645. £2,000 to £3,000.
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>A third selection of 16th and 17th<br>Century English Books from<br>the Fox Pointe Manor Library<br>Thursday 21st October 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Oct. 21:</b> Hobbes (Thomas). <i>De Corpore Politico. Or the Elements of Law, Moral & Politick,</i> first edition, 1650. £2,000 to £3,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Oct. 21:</b> Early steam engine.- Worcester (Edward Somerset, 2nd Marquis). <i>A Century of the Names and Scantlings of such Inventions…,</i> first edition, 1663. £2,000 to £3,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Oct. 21:</b> Cookery.- M[ontagu] (W[alter]). <i>The Queens Closet Opened. Incomparable secrets in physick, chirurgery, preserving and candying, &c,</i> 3 parts in 1 vol., 1674. £1,500 to £2,000.
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>A third selection of 16th and 17th<br>Century English Books from<br>the Fox Pointe Manor Library<br>Thursday 21st October 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Oct. 21:</b> Speed (John). <i>An Epitome of Mr. John Speed's Theatre of the Empire of Great Britain,</i> 2 parts in 1, 90 engraved maps, Printed for Tho. Basset, and Ric. Chiswel, 1676. £3,000 to £4,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Oct. 21:</b> Le Boe (Franciscus). <i>Of Childrens Diseases... also a Treatise of the Rickets,</i> first edition, Printed for George Downs, 1682. £2,000 to £3,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Oct. 21:</b> Economics.- Locke (John). <i>Several Papers Relating to Money, Interest and Trade,</i> first collected edition, Printed for A. and J. Churchill, 1696. £2,000 to £3,000.
  • <center><b>Gonnelli Auction House<br>Books and Graphics<br>26th-29th of October 2021</b>
    <b>Gonnelli Auction 31, Oct. 28th- 29th:</b><br>Books from XV to XX Century
    <b>Gonnelli Auction 31, Oct. 28th:</b><br>Manuscripts and autographs
    <b>Gonnelli Auction 31, Oct. 28th:</b><br>Artist books
    <b>Gonnelli Auction 31, Oct. 28th:</b><br>Cars & more
    <b>Gonnelli Auction 31, Oct. 28th:</b><br>Magazines
    <b>Gonnelli Auction 31, Oct. 28th- 29th:</b><br>Books from XV to XX Century
  • <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>The Luzzatto High Holiday Mahzor:<br>A Magnificent Illuminated Ashkenazic Prayer Book<br>19 October 2021</b>
    <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>The Luzzatto High Holiday Mahzor:<br>A Magnificent Illuminated Ashkenazic Prayer Book<br>19 October 2021</b>
    <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>The Luzzatto High Holiday Mahzor:<br>A Magnificent Illuminated Ashkenazic Prayer Book<br>19 October 2021</b>
    <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>The Luzzatto High Holiday Mahzor:<br>A Magnificent Illuminated Ashkenazic Prayer Book<br>19 October 2021</b>

Article Search

Archived Articles

Ask Questions