It’s a lively week for rare book and manuscript auctions. Here’s the rundown.
On Tuesday, June 21 at ALDE, Livres Anciens et du XIXe Siècle, in 286 pieces. 251-volume copy of Panckoucke Encyclopédie Méthodique (1782–1832) expected to be sold 20,000 – 30,000 euros, and the chemical manuscript is estimated at 8, 000-10,000 euros. The first edition of Tocqueville’s De la Démocratie en Amérique (1835-1840) it can be sold for 10,000-12000 euros.
There will be 152 photographs in Doyle on Tuesday. Andreas Gursky’s Seabakrum 1996 edition of the Hyatt Regency Atlanta puts the highest estimate at between $150,000 and $250,000. Complete set of Edward Weston 50th Anniversary wallet (1951) can be sold for $60,000-$90,000.
At Hindman’s auctions on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, American historical events, Civil War photography and Bruce B. Hermann’s American militia group are featured. The 296 pieces include a family collection of letters and photos of the Roseborough family, valued at approximately $15,000-25,000. An album of 120 Matthew Brady CDVs of Union generals and officers can sell for between $15,000 and $20,000.
Bonhams London sells beautiful books and manuscripts on Wednesday, June 22, at 233 lots. An engraved first edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (1997) The highest estimate is £100,000-150,000. Gold and Sharp Birds of New Guinea and the neighboring islands of Papua (1876-1888) in original 25 parts, can sell for £40,000 – £60,000. Press copy of Shakespeare and Company’s edition Ulysses (1922), sent to London Mercuryis estimated at £30,000 to £50,000, while a presentation copy of the same edition, engraved by Joyce on his friend in Zurich, August Sutter, is estimated at the same estimate.
In Sotheby’s Paris on Wednesday, Un Cabinet de Curiosités Bibliophiliques: de Dürer à Alechinsky, in 253 pieces. Dürer 1511 Paseo Domini Nostre Gesu Expected to sell for 80,000 – 120,000 euros, and the same artist Abstract in divae parthenices mariae historyiam categorized in 60.000 – 80,000 euros. John Young Photo series of the emperors of Turkey (1815) can bring 40.000-60.000 euros.
The University Archives sells autographs, manuscripts and rare books on Wednesday in 480 pieces. A set of 528 items of signature materials related to Confederate generals are estimated at $300,000-500,000, while a similar set of 630 Union generals could sell for $175,000-200,000. Albert Einstein’s 1954 letter to Arthur Rushmore is expected to sell for between $60,000 and $70,000.
The Australian Book Auctions June Gallery Sale is held on Wednesday, at 220 lots.
Forum Auctions sells the Gastronomy Library Late Carolyn Cresford on Thursday, June 23. The 158 pieces include the La Varenne library french chef (1564) and Hannah Glass The art of cooking is easy and simple (1747), each expected to sell for £3,000-4,000.
In Aguttes on Thursday, Aristophil 50, Autographes & Manuscrits Musicaux, in 263 pieces. A handful of Olivier Messian’s music manuscripts are expected to fetch the highest prices.
Swann Galleries sells 411 pieces of maps, atlases, natural history and color books on Thursday. John Bachman war seat panorama (1861) ranked the highest estimate at $10,000-15,000, while a first copy of William Birch’s New York City in the State of New York (1803) could sell for $8,000-12,000.
On Saturday, June 25, Arader Exhibitions will hold its June Auction, at 186 lots. A Ninth State Copy of Prince and Bonner’s Map of Boston (1769) is expected to sell for $250,000 – $300,000, while William Matthew Hart’s original watercolor painted quetzal glossy for Gould. Study of Trogonidae It could make between $200,000 and $275000.