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September 30, 2022 Tennants Auctioneers

The Glaisdale Agricultural Library: The Private Collection of a Yorkshire Agriculturalist

Over the course of several decades, Yorkshire agriculturalist Martin Burtt assembled an extraordinary library of antiquarian agricultural books, which he carefully and sympathetically cared for and had repaired. The collection focuses on books from the 16th to 18th centuries, spanning the transition from an era when it was considered dubious to attempt to improve on God’s Creation to the advent of the Age of Reason with its huge rise in literacy, invention, experimentation, and applied rationality. The great agricultural writers all appear in the collection, which covers the obvious subjects connected with farming and husbandry, such as breeding of livestock, improvements in land use, crops, developments in technology and veterinary practices as well as other niche subjects from falconry, brewing, gardening, botany, beekeeping and dogs to rat catching and cheese making.

10:30am

VIEWINGS:
Wed, Sep 28th - Thu Sep 29th 10am - 4pm
morning of sale from 8am

Tennants Auctioneers
The Auction Centre
Harmby Road
Leyburn

North Yorkshire, UK

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October 6, 2022 Christie's - New York

Valuable and Important Books and Manuscripts from the Library of Edward R. Leahy
Sale #19289

Valuable and Important Books and Manuscripts from the Library of Edward R. Leahy comprises the finest collection of modern illuminated manuscripts and jeweled and other magnificent bindings since the auction of Phoebe Boyle nearly a century ago, as well as important incunabula, English literature from Spenser to Tolkien with a particularly deep well of Charles Dickens and Samuel Johnson & his circle, works relating to Captain Bligh and the Mutiny on the Bounty, and a fine collection of horror including first editions of Frankenstein, Dracula, and a presentation copy of the Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.

Quietly assembled with taste and discernment over more than a half century, the authors and the works are important, and the copies in this collection are particularly noteworthy for their extraordinary condition and provenance, coming from the greatest sales of the modern era, including a remarkable fourteen lots from Phoebe Boyle's collection as well as volumes from the libraries of Jerome Kern, A. Edward Newton, Paul Francis Webster, Estelle Doheny, H. Bradley Martin, Richard Manney, William E. Self, and Cornelius Hauck.

12pm

VIEWING (NY):
Oct 1st 10am – 5pm
Oct 2nd 1pm – 5pm
Oct 3rd 10am – 5pm
Oct 4th 10am – 5pm
Oct 5th 10am – 5pm

TOUR:
London, King Street 
9 Jul. 12pm – 5pm
10 Jul 12pm – 5pm
11 Jul 9am – 8pm
12 Jul 9am – 5pm

Christie's - New York
20 Rockefeller Center

New York, NY

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Auctions Mid-Atlantic
October 6, 2022 Swann Auction Galleries

African American Art
Sale #2616

12pm

EXHIBITION Hours:
Sat, Oct 1st 12pm - 5pm
Mon, Oct 3rd 12pm - 5pm
Tue, Oct 4th 12pm - 5pm
Wed, Oct 5th 12pm - 5pm

Swann Auction Galleries
104 East 25th Street

New York, NY

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Auctions Mid-Atlantic
October 12, 2022 - October 26, 2022 Sotheyby's - New York

Age of Wonder
Sale #N11124

An auction spanning categories to highlight the most significant figures of the modern age.

By the dawn of the 19th century, new understandings of astronomy and geology were becoming a part of popular discourse. Despite this, science itself had yet to produce its own theory of creation. Through On the Origin of Species (1859), however, Charles Darwin had written what is now considered a new Book of Genesis. Liberated by science, man’s reach was suddenly boundless. 

As the citizens of the 19th century came to accept the findings of their Romantic forebearers, culture soon caught up. With Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein animated by electricity, Dickens’ Little Dorrit offering an exploration of climate change within London, and photography able to capture with immediacy the essence of existence, society was obsessed with the possibility of science, as well as the wonder it inspired.  

10am

EXHIBITION:
Fri, Oct 21st 10am - 5pm
Sat, Oct 22nd 10am - 5pm
Sun, Oct 23rd 1pm - 5pm
Mon, Oct 24th 10am - 5pm
Tue, Oct 25th 10am - 5pm

Sotheby's - New York
1334 York Avenue

New York, NY

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Auctions Mid-Atlantic
October 13, 2022 - October 16, 2022 Printed Matter's NY Art Book Fair

Printed Matter’s NY Art Book Fair (NYABF) returns to the historic location of the very first Fair ! After three years apart, we are grateful to reunite in person and celebrate the history and future of artists’ book publishing together.

Taking place in Chelsea, just around the corner from Printed Matter’s bookstore, NYABF is the leading international event for the distribution of artists’ books, offering a platform to hundreds of artists and publishers from around the world, while providing visitors with new ways to discover artists’ books and explore the full breadth of the art publishing community. 

This year’s Fair will feature many of the longstanding exhibitors and programs that have come to define this beloved event while debuting exciting new publishers and projects. Join us for our long-awaited return and explore four floors of exhibitors, plus free conversations and workshops, music and dance performances, exhibitions and artist-led programs, and our first-ever Block Party! 

Thu, Oct 13th 6pm – 9pm, ticketed $30
Fri, Oct 14th 1pm – 7pm, ticketed, $5
Sat, Oct 15th 11am – 7pm, ticketed, $5
Sun, Oct 16th, 11am – 5pm, free admission

Some Fair days are ticketed, as noted above, while programs—including The Classroom, off-site exhibitions, and the NYABF Block Party—are free with registration. Advance ticket purchase and registration is highly encouraged due to limited capacity in the building and crowd flow. Limited tickets are available at the door each day. No one is turned away for lack of funds. Ticketed days help support this non-profit production. 

Official kick-off event: Opening Night
Thu, Oct 13th 6pm - 9pm, tickets $30 and include a limited edition artwork by Nick Sethi, multiple re-entry throughout the Fair weekend, as well as entry to the NYABF Opening Night After-party. Opening Night will feature an activation of a new edition by artist Nick Sethi and performances by James K and Dawuna.

NYABF Opening Night After-party: with DJ sets by 8ULENTINA & AceMo
Thu, Oct 13th 10pm - 1pm
Bella Ciao
145 Mulberry Street
 
Printed Matter's NY Art Book Fair
548 W. 22nd Street

New York, NY

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Art/Antiques Fairs Mid-Atlantic