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June 28 -
December 20, 2014
Dylan Thomas 100 FESTIVAL Wales Celebrates its Rock Star Poet During His Centenary Year
Dylan Thomas 100 – continues in Wales with news of additional multi-disciplinary events being added to the festival’s creative mix.

An inspiration for poet-musicians like Bob Dylan and John Lennon and actors like Richard Burton, Dylan Thomas was a bona-fide rock-star before there was such a thing – sometimes playing to crowds of 1,000 – especially in the USA. Welsh actor Matthew Rhys (The Americans; Brothers and Sisters) who has channeled the poet (in the film Edge of Love) hopes you'll join the festivities, “We've been celebrating Dylan Thomas in Wales for decades now. Come to Wales this year and celebrate his centenary.”

Here is a sampling of the inspired programs on tap during the second half of 2014:

June 28–Dec 20: Dylan – National Library of Wales
A combination of dance, poetry and the visual arts will provide a fresh take on Dylan’s life and work. The event will enliven several of the Library’s gallery spaces in Aberystwyth and will include displays of personal items, providing a unique view of Dylan’s world.

June 28: Dylanathon – 5 Cwmdonkin Drive, Swansea
Using a camera, smartphone or tablet, entrants are asked to use innovation over picture quality to interpret Dylan-related themes throughout the day.

July 19: Dylan Thomas’ Swansea Hollywood: The Mummy and the Old Dark Horse
This Dylan odyssey visits three of Dylan’s childhood cinemas in Swansea with a talk in a secret space at a fourth. The evening culminates with Andrew Davies introducing a screening of his new film, “A Poet in New York,” starring Tom Hollander, followed by a Q&A session.

Aug-Sept: Bedazzled - A Welshman in New York
Celebrating Dylan’s special relationship with the USA, especially New York, a series of live events will “re-imagine” Dylan’s favorite watering hole – New York’s White Horse Tavern. Audiences will be transported to the bohemian world of 1950’s Greenwich Village where Dylan held court.

Sept 5–Dec 24: Manuscripts Exhibition – Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea
Infrequently exhibited items on loan from the University of Buffalo include poems, lists of rhyming words and black and white photographs.

Oct 26-Oct 27: The Dylathon – The Swansea Grand Theatre
The Wales Theatre Company stages a non-stop 36 hour marathon reading of Dylan’s work. Performers include Sir Derek Jacobi, Jonathan Pryce, and many more acclaimed personalities together with schools, bands and choirs numbering in the hundreds.

Oct 27-Nov 9: Dylan Thomas Festival – Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea
This 17th annual eclectic celebration will feature talks, exhibitions, workshops and performances.

Dylan Thomas 100 and www.dylanthomas100.org highlights Welsh locations closely associated with the poet-like his birthplace, Swansea, his old writing shed, and his home -The Boathouse - in the town of Laugharne. And the program ranges across all artistic disciplines – from literature, to opera, theatre and painting. From high profile exhibits and live performances to community-based educational programs.

Business and Tourism Minister Edwina Hart said: “Dylan Thomas is one of the literary giants of the last century.” … “These events will help contribute to a fitting legacy for Dylan’s life and work, but I also hope they will resurrect a passion for literature and inspire people of all ages to connect more actively with our rich cultural heritage. In the spirit of Dylan, it is an opportunity to showcase Wales as a land of artistic excellence to an international audience and raise further the iconic status of this great literary figure.”

Wales, UNITED KINGDOM
Educational Programs International
December 02, 2014
The Drew University Library “Out of the Vault” Series
On Tuesdays this fall, the Wilson Reading Room in the United Methodist Archive and History Center will remain open until 9 p.m. These additional hours allow researchers to use Special Collections and Archives materials into the evening and at times that might fit better into their schedules.

As part of this late evening initiative, staff from the Department of Special Collections and University Archives will host several hands-on show and tell workshops on the first Tuesday of every month. Each workshop will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Rowe Reading Room of the Center.

These interactive sessions will introduce people to materials from various Drew collections and allow them to hold a piece of history in their hands. The workshops are free and open to the Drew community and to the general public.

SCHEDULE:

December 2nd
Tiny Treasures: Small Books in the Drew Library Special Collections

Brian Shetler

Small volumes are certainly interesting for their Lilliputian dimensions, but also for their purposes: as traveling companions for the literate and religious alike. These miniature volumes were portable, shareable, and easy to hide away if needed. This workshop will feature details about a few of these books and their history. It will provide an opportunity to interact with a selection of “tiny” books that are to be found in Rare Books, McClintock, Hymn Books, and other collections.

Rowe Reading Room of the Center
Drew University
36 Madison Avenue
Madison, NJ
Educational Programs Mid-Atlantic
December 02, 2014
Sotheby's - London
Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts
Sale #L14241

The sale of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts on 2 December 2014 offers a number of important manuscripts, including a 16th-century French Chronicle in five volumes with a remarkable provenance and a Rental from Worcester Priory which includes a hitherto unrecorded copy of a charter of King Edgar with words and phrases in Anglo-Saxon. There are a number of cuttings from lavishly illuminated manuscripts, of which perhaps the most opulent is a 15th-century historiated initial with a rare scene from the collection of Lord Clark.

10:00am

Sotheby's - London
34-35 New Bond Street
London, UNITED KINGDOM
Auctions International
December 02, 2014
Sotheby's - New York
Fine Books & Manuscripts, Including Americana
Sale #N09237

Our 2 December sale of Fine Books and Manuscripts will feature a fine selection of 19th and early 20th Century literature, with special emphasis on Walt Whitman. In addition, we will offer the David R. Macdonald Collection, which comprises literature and children’s books. Also included is a previously unrecorded autograph draft of President Abraham Lincoln’s 6 April 1865 letter to General Grant regarding the waning days of the Civil War.

10:00am

Sotheby's - New York
1334 York Avenue
New York, NY
Auctions Mid-Atlantic
December 03 -
04, 2014
Senate House Library Book Sale
To raise money for Senate House Library, the Senate House Library Friends are holding a book sale. Starting from just £1.50, there will be fiction, literature, art history, music, history, biography, travel, academic and foreign language books.

Lot of bargains, starting at £1.50
Academic & nonacademic books, including fiction, literature, art history, music, history, biography, travel, & foreign languages.

Wed 12pm- 6pm
Thu 10am - 3pm

Institute of Historical Research Common Room
Senate House
University of London
Malet Street
London, UNITED KINGDOM
Book Sale International
December 03, 2014
"What's it Worth?" Books, Maps & Manuscripts, American Furniture, Folk & Decorative Arts
Find out what your rare books and antiques are worth at this upcoming appraisal event at our Main Line location.

Freeman's specialists will be at our Main Line location offering complimentary evaluations.

Book, Maps & Manuscripts specialist David Bloom and American Furniture, Folk & Decorative Arts specialist Lynda Cain will be evaluating American antiques, folk art, natural history prints, rare books and more.

Evaluations are by appointment only.

Freeman's Main Line
Eagle Village Shops
503 W. Lancaster Avenue
Wayne, PA
Other Events Mid-Atlantic
December 04 -
07, 2014
Art 44 Basel Miami
Since its debut in 1970, Art Basel has become the Modern and contemporary artworld's premier platform for bringing together artists and their patrons in a way that is both engaging and personal. With annual art shows sited on three continents – Europe, North America, and Asia – Art Basel is the only art show with such global reach.

Modern and contemporary art of the highest quality, from classic forms to pieces by the most cutting edge experimentalists, are on display in a multi-sector format, making Art Basel a prized venue for both the artists and those who appreciate their work.

Miami Beach Convention Center
Miami, FL
Book Fairs South
December 04, 2014
Swann Auction Galleries
Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books
Sale #2369

1:30pm

Preview Dates
Mon, Dec 1st 10am - 6pm
Tue, Dec 2nd 10am - 6pm
Wed, Dec 3rd 10am - 6pm
Thu, Dec 4th 10am - 12pm

Swann Auction Galleries
104 East 25th Street
New York, NY
Auctions Mid-Atlantic
December 04, 2014
Sotheby's - New York
Important Judaica
Sale #N09239

This year’s sale of Important Judaica features an outstanding array of Hebrew books and manuscripts, including significant property from a distinguished collection. Among the highlights is a masterpiece of the eighteenth-century renaissance of Hebrew manuscript illumination, Prayerbook with Psalms, by Judah Aryeh Leib Sofer of Treibitsch ($550,000–750,000). In addition, this sale will include a selection of ritual silver and metalwork, notably an unusual set of seven silver goblets, by Menahem Berman, representing Shabbat and the major Jewish Festivals ($40,000–60,000); and an exquisite nineteenth-century American papercut Mizrah ($30,000–50,000).

10:00am

EXHIBITION TIMES
SUN, 30 NOV 14 10am - 5pm
MON, 01 DEC 14 10am - 5pm
TUE, 02 DEC 14 10am - 5pm
WED, 03 DEC 14 10am - 5pm

Sotheby's - New York
1334 York Avenue
New York, NY
Auctions Mid-Atlantic
December 04, 2014
Christie's
FINE PRINTED BOOKS AND MANUSCRIPTS INCLUDING AMERICANA
Sale #3400

10:00am

Christie's Saleroom
20 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY
Auctions Mid-Atlantic
December 04, 2014
Christie's
DR. JAMES D. WATSON'S NOBEL MEDAL AND RELATED PAPERS
Sale #11122

1:00pm

Christie's Saleroom
20 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY
Auctions Mid-Atlantic
December 06, 2014
Poetry Workshop - Stitched Together
Jane Austen was an accomplished needlewoman as well as a writer. Constructing and stitching textiles has much in common with constructing and stitching text.
In this workshop we will use several different methods to make something whole and finished from the ragbag of ideas and images each of us carries around.

Led by Maura Dooley, Poet in Residence.

The workshops will run from 11.00am until 3.30pm. Tea and coffee will be provided. You are welcome to arrive from 10.30am and to look around the Museum before we start.

Price: £17.50 (£15.00 concessions) or book this workshop with the workshop on 18th October and receive a further discount.

Jane Austen's House Museum
Chawton
Alton
Hampshire , UNITED KINGDOM
Educational Programs International
December 08, 2014
PBA Galleries
Fine Americana
Sale #548

11:00am

PBA Galleries
133 Kearny Street, 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA
Auctions West
December 09, 2014
Sotheby's -
English Literature, History, Children's Books and Illustrations
Sale #L14408

Our English Literature, History, Children’s Books and Illustrations auction on 9 December includes a major consignment of antiquarian books and manuscripts from an English country house, significant 20th-century literary manuscripts, some of the finest E.H. Shepard illustrations of Winnie-the-Pooh to be offered for sale in recent years and a magnificent Eric Gill collection assembled by the late Felix Dennis.

2:00pm

Sotheby's - London
34-35 New Bond Street
London, UNITED KINGDOM
Auctions International
December 09, 2014
Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers
Rare Books, Manuscripts, Literature & Maps

10:30am

Viewing:
Wednesday 3 December
showrooms in The Old Cinema, Chatsworth Street, Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny (Ireland)
9.30am to 5pm

Sunday 7 December 1pm to 7pm
Monday 8 December 10am to 7pm
Clyde Court Hotel in Dublin (Ireland)

Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers
The Herbert Suite
Clyde Court Hotel
Ballsbridge
Dublin, IRELAND
Auctions International
December 09, 2014
Artcurial
ANTIQUE & MODERN BOOKS & MANUSCRIPTS
HENRY BOUILLIER LIBRARY
Sale #2682

9 December 10:30am
Antique Books & Manuscripts: Lot 1-11
Henry Bouillier Library: Lot 12-130

9 December 2pm
Henry Bouillier Library: Lot 131-254
Modern Books & Manuscripts: Lot 255-End

VIEWING INFORMATION
4-5 December, 11am-7pm
6 December, 11am-6pm
7 December, 2pm-6pm

Artcurial
7 rond-point des Champs-Élysées
Paris, FRANCE
Auctions International
December 09, 2014 -
February 14, 2015
Learn to Read Art: A Surviving History of Printed Matter
Printed Matter, a pioneer in the field of artists’ books and a nerve center for New York’s alternative arts world for four decades, is the subject of the newest exhibition and publishing project at NYU’s 80WSE gallery, launching December 2. A public opening will take place on Friday, December 12th, 6- 8pm.

A carefully selected amalgamation of books, records, exhibition documentation and flyers, Learn to Read Art: A Surviving History of Printed Matter charts the organizational history of the New York non-profit in relation to the history of artists’ books and important movements in contemporary art from the 70’s to the present, encompassing the alternative space movement, downtown NYC counter-cultural scenes, and artist activism.

Tue – Sat, 10:30am – 6:00pm.
Please note the Gallery will be closed for winter break December 20th – January 5th.

Free and open to the public

80WSE Gallery
80 Washington Square East
New York, NY
Other Events Mid-Atlantic
December 10, 2014
Heritage Auctions
European Art
Sale #5195

Bidding Begins: Approx. November 7, 2014

FULL PREVIEW
December 5-10, 2014

Heritage Auctions - Design District Annex
1518 Slocum Street
Dallas, TX
Auctions Southwest
December 10, 2014
Bonhams
RUSSIAN BOOKS AND PHOTOGRAPHS

10:00am

Bonhams
580 Madison Avenue
New York, NY
Auctions Mid-Atlantic
December 10, 2014
Bonhams
FINE BOOKS & MANUSCRIPTS

2:00pm

Bonhams
580 Madison Avenue

New York, NY
Auctions Mid-Atlantic
December 11, 2014
Swann Auction Galleries
Vernacular Imagery & Photobooks
Sale #2370 - Photographs & Photobooks

Consignment deadline: September 11, 2014.

1:30pm

Preview Dates
Sat, Dec 6th 12pm - 5pm
Mon, Dec 8th 10am - 6pm
Tue, Dec 9th 10am - 6pm
Wed, Dec 10th 10am - 6pm
Thu, Dec 11th 10am - 12pm

Swann Auction Galleries
104 East 25th Street
New York, NY
Auctions Mid-Atlantic
December 11, 2014
Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions
Autographs, Manuscripts and Documents

2:00pm

Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions
Bloomsbury House
24 Maddox Street
London, UNITED KINGDOM
Auctions International
December 11, 2014
Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions
The Bibliophile Sale

11:00am

Viewing
9th December 2014 9.00am-5.00pm
10th December 2014 9.00am-5.00pm

Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions
Bloomsbury Godalming
Baverstock House
93 High Street
Godalming
Surrey
Godalming, Surrey, UNITED KINGDOM
Auctions International
December 11, 2014
LESLIE HINDMAN AUCTIONEERS
Fine Prints
Sale #381

3:00pm

Preview:
Thursday, December 4 | 10am – 5pm
Friday, December 5 | 10am – 5pm
Saturday, December 6 | 10am - 3pm
Sunday, December 7 | 12pm - 4pm
Monday, December 8 | 10am – 5pm
Tuesday, December 9 | 10am – 5pm
Wednesday, December 10 | 10am – 5pm

LESLIE HINDMAN AUCTIONEERS
1338 W Lake Street
Chicago, IL
Auctions Midwest
December 15, 2014
One Hundred Books Famous in Children’s Literature: An Illustrated Talk by Chris Loker
Book Club member Chris Loker will talk about the landmark exhibition One Hundred Books Famous in Children’s Literature, on view at the Grolier Club in New York City from December 10, 2014 – February 7, 2015. She will compliment her talk with numerous photographs of the “famous” books in the exhibition, and will share the 300-page exhibition catalogue, expected to be a watershed publication in the world of children’s literature, in its West Coast debut.

Chris Loker is a San Francisco bookseller specializing in antiquarian children’s books from 1750 – 1950. Her focus is on antique books with charm, character and color for young children and early adolescents, including alphabets, nursery rhymes, fairy tales, primers, pop-up and movable books, books of education and virtue, as well as traditional picture books and story books. Besides a member (and past board member) of the Book Club, Chris is a member of the Grolier Club and the curator of its One Hundred Books Famous in Children’s Literature. She is a member (and past board member) of the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America, and serves on the board of the children’s literacy organization Bring Me A Book. Chris is married to bookseller (and Book Club board member) John Windle.

5 - 7pm

The Book Club of California
312 Sutter Street, Suite 500
San Francisco, CA
Lecture West
December 16, 2014
Jane's Birthday
Join us to celebrate Jane Austen's birthday.

All visitors to this museum today are invited to join us for a complimentary coffee and mince pies. Admission FREE - today only.

Some of our volunteers will gather around the Clementi Piano to sing Christmas Carols at 11.30am and 2.30pm

Come and join in the singing!

Our Poet in Residence, Maura Dooley, will also be at home on this day.

Why not make a it a special shopping day too and visit our shop for all those last minute Jane related Christmas presents.

Jane Austen's House Museum
Chawton
Alton
Hampshire , UNITED KINGDOM
Other Events International
December 17, 2014
Swann Auction Galleries
Travel Posters from the Julius Paul Collection & A California Collection of Literary Posters
Sale #2371 - Vintage Posters

This two-part auction offers a dazzling array of images from two turn-of-the-20th-century collections.

1:30pm

Preview Dates
Fri, Dec 12th 10am - 6pm
Sat, Dec 13th 12pm - 5pm
Mon, Dec 15th 10am - 6pm
Tue, Dec 16th 10am - 6pm
Wed, Dec 17th 10am - 12pm

Swann Auction Galleries
104 East 25th Street
New York, NY
Auctions Mid-Atlantic
December 17, 2014
Profiles in History
The Morris Everett, Jr. Collection

Throughout history, it has been widely accepted that collections of any sort which are built with a singular vision and purpose are the only ones to withstand the true test of time. The Morris Everett, Jr. Collection of historic, vintage movie posters, lobby cards and other ephemera, is exactly that kind of collection – assembled methodically by one man, with one vision—to archive the best and most representative images from virtually every English-language film ever made, in addition to most every great foreign classic, spanning over 100 years of cinema history.

Over 196,000 pieces of vintage, artistic promotional artwork are represented covering over 44,000 unique film titles.

Profiles in History is both honored and privileged to bring this once-in-a-lifetime collection to the market and help it find the right individual or institution who will appreciate and understand its true and unique value.

10am

Profiles in History
26662 Agoura Road
Calabasas, CA
Auctions West
December 17, 2014
Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions
Printed Books & Manuscripts

10:00am

Viewing
15th December 9.30am-5.30pm
16th December 9.30am-7.30pm
Day of Sale from 9.30am

Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions
Bloomsbury London
Bloomsbury House
24 Maddox Street
London, UNITED KINGDOM
Auctions International
December 17, 2014
Profiles in History
A CELEBRATION OF MUSIC: THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR

11:00am

Profiles in History
26662 Agoura Road
Calabasas, CA
Auctions West
December 18, 2014
PBA Galleries
Fine Books in All Fields - Golf Books & Memorabilia
Sale #549

11:00am

PBA Galleries
133 Kearny Street, 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA
Auctions West
December 18, 2014
Dominic Winter Auctioneers
Children's & Illustrated Books
(Consignments Welcome)

Children's & Illustrated Books, Toys & Juvenalia
Modern First Editions

Dominic Winter Auctioneers
Mallard House
Broadway Lane
South Cerney
Cirencester, UNITED KINGDOM
Auctions International
December 18, 2014
Sotheby’s - Paris
Livres et Manuscrits

Among the highlights of our December Livres and Manuscrits auction are not only a stunning collection of 500 royal almanacs, most of which bear stamped or painted coat of arms, but also Le Voyage du jeune Anacharsis on large paper (1788) in a beautiful tinted binding attributed to Derome. A very rare first edition of Racine's works from 1675 will also be showcased, as well as Cassini's exceptional Lunar Map (1679, first edition, without the caption).

Literature is also represented through works by Camus, Gracq (inscribed to Char), Cendrar’s L'Or and Joyce’s Ulysse, both inscribed to August Suter, as well as a manuscript by Sartre dated 1967 on the genocide in Vietnam. Finally, a recently discovered signed illustrated manuscript by Philippe Pétain on World War I will be one of the strong points of the sale.

2:30pm

EXHIBITION
Sat, 13 Dec 14 10am - 6pm
Mon, 15 Dec 14 10am - 6pm
Tue, 16 Dec 14 10am - 6pm
Wed, 17 Dec 14 10am - 6pm

Sotheby’s - Paris
76, rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré
CS 10010
Paris, FRANCE
Auctions International