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November 30 -
December 10, 2018
Sotheby's - ONLINE
English Literature, History, Children’s Books & Illustrations

We are delighted to announce that our forthcoming auction of English Literature, History, Children’s Books & Illustrations will now be held exclusively online. The sale will be open for bidding between 30 November and 10 December and the exhibition on view in London from 7-10 December. We are now accepting consignments.

10am

Sotheby's - ONLINE
Auctions International
December 13, 2018
PBA Galleries
Americana - Travel & Exploration
Hunting & Sporting - World History – Cartography
Sale #661

Over 550 lots of rare, interesting and uncommon material on the history, exploration, cartography, and culture of the four corners of the globe, ranging from travels into the Ottoman Empire and the Levant to cattle drives in the American west. Included are books, manuscripts, photographs, ephemeral material, graphic items, and a wide range of maps. There is a special section of hunting and sporting books, many from the Derrydale Press.

11am

PREVIEW
Mon, Dec 10th 1pm - 5pm
Tue, Dec 11th 9am - 5pm
Wed, Dec 12th 9am - 5pm
Thu, Dec 13th 9am - 11am

PBA Galleries
1233 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA
Auctions West
December 20, 2018
PBA Galleries
Mid-Winter Miscellany
Sale #662

Over 375 lots of curious and collectible books, manuscripts, and other materials. The offering includes a broad range of items, from early works on Christianity to rare artist’s books and scarce science fiction. Nearly 200 of the lots are sold without reserve, including books by the shelf.

11am

PREVIEW

Mon, Dec 17th 1pm - 5pm
Tue, Dec 18th 9am - 5pm
Wed, Dec 19th 9am - 5pm
Thu, Dec 20th 9am - 11am

PBA Galleries
1233 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA
Auctions West
December 01, 2018
Potter & Potter Auctions
Vintage Travel Posters

Our December auction features hundreds of important vintage travel posters. From the works of famous designers - Galli, Klein, and their contemporaries - to the jet-setting advertising of TWA, United, and American Airlines, the sale will be made up of scenes and scenery as depicted by the great graphic artists of the travel industry over the last century. The sale includes a broad range of categories: ski, railroad, airline, and ocean travel all being represented.

10am

PREVIEW
Nov 28th - 30th 10am - 5pm

Potter & Potter Auctions
3759 N. Ravenswood Avenue, Suite 121
Chicago, IL
Auctions Midwest
November 30 -
December 01, 2018
Northampton Book and Book Arts Fair
The region’s leading used & antiquarian booksellers and fine letterpress printers, book binders, paper makers, and artist book makers will be showcased.

In addition to an exhibition and sale, on November 30th at 4pm, the fair will feature a round-table discussion with curators of special collections from the 5-College libraries, at Graham Hall auditorium, adjacent to the Smith College Art Museum. “There is no end to the designs, illustrations, materials, texts, genres, and fascination of fine press books. For more than 150 years, they have been produced--and seriously collected. This round-table will look at private and institutional collecting of these amazing books,” says moderator and rare book librarian Sidney Berger. An opening reception will follow at the Campus Center Wilson Atrium.

Fri 5pm - 9pm
Sat 10am - 4pm

Free & open to the public

Smith College Campus Center
100 Elm Street (Route 9)
Northampton, MA
Book Fairs New England
December 08, 2018
Book and Paper Row
A popular section of the Boston Antiques and Design Show devoted to rare and vintage books and ephemera.

Sat 10am - Sun 4pm

Shriner's Auditorium
99 Fordham Road
Wilmington, MA
Book Fairs New England
November 30 -
December 01, 2018
New Editions Public Sale
New Editions celebrates and fosters the collection of book art. From chapbooks and zines, to broadsides, artist’s books, and fine press editions, this two-day event features over 130 original works available for viewing and purchase.

New Editions includes something for everyone, from the most seasoned collector to the newest enthusiast, with items at a wide variety of prices. Join us for one or both of the following events!

Public Sale, Dec 1st 10am - 4pm
Free & open to the public

PREVIEW NIGHT: Fri, Nov 30th 6pm - 9pm
Artist Panel, 7pm
Tickets: $50

Be the first to explore and purchase a curated collection of bookish works from Minnesota and around the country. Learn more about the importance of collecting book art from a panel of artists, featuring Harriet Bart, Regula Russelle, and Gaylord Schanilec, and moderated by Karen Wirth. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, craft wine and beer, and creative company with other book and art lovers. Each ticket holder receives a commemorative limited edition broadside printed by Laura Brown at MCBA.

Main Gallery, 1st floor of the Open Book bldg.
Minnesota Center for Book Arts
1011 Washington Avenue S., Suite 100
Minneapolis, MN
Other Events Midwest
December 01, 2018
Brooklyn Holiday Book Fair 2018
Rare, Vintage and Out-of-Print Books from Independent Booksellers All Over Brooklyn

11am - 5pm

The Old Stone House
Washington Park
336 Third Street, Park Slope (between 4th & 5th Avenue)
Brooklyn, NY
Book Fairs Mid-Atlantic
December 04, 2018
Christie's - New York
Albert Einstein: The God Letter
Sale #16393

The God Letter is one of the most famous manuscripts in 20th century inquiry and one of the most definite statements in the debate between religion and science. Addressed to philosopher Eric Gutkind, the letter fuses Albert Einstein’s thoughts on religion, his Jewish identity and his own search for meaning in life. This highly significant piece, written a year before Einstein’s death, remains the most fully articulated expression of his religious and philosophical views.

2pm

Public and private viewings of Albert Einstein: The God Letter in the San Francisco Bay Area and New York City

VIEWING - NY, Rockefeller Center
Nov 30th 10am - 5pm
Dec 1st 10am - 6pm
Dec 2nd 10am - 6pm
Dec 3rd 10am - 6pm
Dec 4th 10am - 2pm

Christie's - New York
20 Rockefeller Center
New York, NY
Auctions Mid-Atlantic
December 04, 2018
Christie's - New York
Fine Printed Books & Manuscripts Including Americana
Sale #16392

2pm

VIEWINGS:
Nov 30th 10am - 6pm
Dec 1st 10am - 6pm
Dec 2nd 10am - 6pm
Dec 3rd 10am - 6pm
Dec 4th 10am - 2pm

Christie's - New York
20 Rockefeller Center
New York, NY
Auctions Mid-Atlantic
December 05, 2018
Bonhams - New York
Fine Books & Manuscripts Including The World of Hilary Knight

10am

Dec 1st 12pm - 5pm
Dec 2nd 12pm - 5pm
Dec 3rd 10am - 5pm
Dec 4th 10am - 5pm

Bonhams - New York
580 Madison Avenue
New York, NY
Auctions Mid-Atlantic
December 05, 2018
Bonhams - New York
History of Science & Technology

Bonhams - New York
580 Madison Avenue
New York, NY
Auctions Mid-Atlantic
December 06, 2018
Swann Auction Galleries
Illustration Art
Sale 2495

1:30pm

Preview Dates
Sat, Dec 1st 12pm - 5pm
Mon, Dec 3rd 10am - 6pm
Tue, Dec 4th 10am - 6pm
Wed, Dec 5th 10am - 6pm
Thu, Dec 6th 10am - 12pm

Swann Auction Galleries
104 East 25th Street
New York, NY
Auctions Mid-Atlantic
December 13, 2018
Swann Auction Galleries
Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books
Sale 2496

1:30pm

Preview Dates
Sat, Dec 8th 12pm - 5pm
Mon, Dec 10th 10am - 6pm
Tue, Dec 11th 10am - 6pm
Wed, Dec 12th 10am - 6pm
Thu, Dec 13th 10am - 12pm

Swann Auction Galleries
104 East 25th Street
New York, NY
Auctions Mid-Atlantic
December 13, 2018
Sotheby's - New York
Fine Autograph Letters and Manuscripts from a Distinguished Private Collection: Part II | Music, Americana, English and Continental Literature
Sale #N09920

Sotheby’s is honored to once again offer for sale fine and important music manuscripts and letters following on the heels of last October’s sale from the same distinguished private collection. In addition to music, in this second installment we are featuring a remarkable range of letters, representing some of the world’s most renowned figures in the fields of art, literature, science, and government. This exceptional collection of highly important material was amassed in the first half of the twentieth century, and remained unknown and inaccessible until now. It contains a significant number of unpublished letters by Oscar Wilde, including one in which Wilde describes his time in Salt Lake City amongst the Mormons. There is also a letter from Charles Darwin to his one-time mentor, Adam Sedgwick, presenting him with a first edition of On the Origin of Species (Sedgwick famously and vehemently opposed Darwin’s theory of evolutions by means of natural selection). In a sale highlighting the international genius of the past three centuries, we are also pleased to offer a selection of highly important letters by Leo Tolstoy, regarding matters of censorship, violence, and the universal appeal of art. Among the many treasures of this collection, there is also a group of fourteen largely unpublished letters from Giuseppe Verdi to Alessandro Lanari, the “Napoleon of Impresarios,” along with material from Beethoven, Brahms, Puccini, and a host of others.

There will be a public view from 9-12 December, alongside Fine Books & Manuscripts Online.

10am

Sotheby's - New York
1334 York Avenue
New York, NY
Auctions Mid-Atlantic
December 12, 2018
Christie's - London
Valuable Books and Manuscripts
Sale #16019

11am

Christie's - London
8 King Street
St. James's
London, ENGLAND
Auctions International
December 04, 2018
Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers
RARE BOOK & MANUSCRIPT
Sale #307

Rare Books, Manuscripts, Literature & Modern First Editions

10am

Viewing:
Sun, Dec 2nd 1pm - 6pm
Mon, Dec 3rd 10:30am - 6:30pm

The Talbot Hotel
Stillorgan Road
Stillorgan, Co. Dublin, IRELAND
Auctions International
December 14, 2018
Sotheby's - Paris
La bibliothèque de Pierre Bergé
Vente en association avec Pierre Bergé & Associés

If Pierre Bergé could be summed up in a word "loyalty" would immediately spring to mind: loyalty to his friends; loyalty to his passions; loyalty, in short, to the young man from l’Ile d’Oléron who “went up to the capital” when he was eighteen. Likewise, loyalty to the arts he ardently venerated throughout his life – a mixture of music, painting and literature. His love of books is an integral part of this singular history. Having started out as an antiquarian book dealer, Pierre Bergé adopted the opinion of Montaigne (one of his favourite authors) about books: “They are the best ammunition I have found for this human journey.”

Since 2015, Pierre Bergé & associés, is association with Sotheby’s, have held 3 auctions dedicated to literature - among which, one was dedicated to the 19th Century and music.

Unrestricted by any specific category or time period, the fourth sale of Pierre Bergé's library perfectly demonstrates his eclectic taste. While the lion's share naturally goes to literature, other lots reflect his interest in botany, philosophy and politics. There are several major illustrated books – a surprising taste for this disciple of Flaubert, who refused any illustrations for his novels – and books linked with the places he remembered, printed in La Rochelle and Aix-en-Provence. His friends Jean Cocteau, Jean Giono and Bernard Buffet rub shoulders with companions from his personal adventures, like L'Encyclopédie anarchiste by Sébastien Faure, whose widow gave it to the young man before he left for Paris.

Through its variety and open-mindedness, this sale provides a journey through the history of books, where official and alternative thinkers, gardeners and novelists, militants and poets all mingle together. Le Propriétaire des choses, an illustrated mediaeval encyclopaedia printed in Lyon in the 15th century, is seen alongside a copy (still in its original vellum) of the first edition of Montaigne's Essais, and the ultra-famous copy of Du côté de chez Swann, the first ever printed on Japan paper, given by Marcel Proust to Lucien Daudet. The great Chroniques de France by Monstrelet printed on vellum and illuminated in the period prior to the seminal book on modern botany by Leonhart Fuchs published in 1542 (of which the coloured copy here once belonged to a friend of Montaigne, Jacques-Auguste de Thou), or two famous examples on fine paper of works by Flaubert: Madame Bovary (1857), with a dedication to Lamartine, and Salammbô (1863), offered as a gift to Berlioz. And there is a collection of autograph letters from Édouard Manet to his friend and first champion, Émile Zola, the autograph manuscript of Jean Genet's Pompes funèbres and a copy of the Grand Meaulnes given by Alain-Fournier to Charles Péguy a few months before the two friends were killed at the front.

A faithful companion who was overshadowed, however, by creators like Bernard Buffet, Yves Saint Laurent and Madison Cox, here Pierre Bergé gives shape to his own collection: exactly sixty years after the Trapèze collection that established Yves Saint Laurent, he invites the reader to a show that promises to be truly memorable.

3pm

Exhibition at Hôtel Drouot on 12 et 13 December

Hôtel Drouot
9 Rue Drouot
Paris, FRANCE
Auctions International
November 30 -
December 02, 2018
China in Print - Hong Kong Rare Book, Photograph & Map Fair
China in Print is Asia’s leading international fair and exhibition for rare books, manuscripts, maps, photographs, and ephemera with a particular focus on Asian printed material. The three-day fair is set in the central waterfront location of the Hong Kong Maritime Museum and features some of the leading specialist dealers in the world, from Australia, Austria, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Sweden, United Kingdom and the USA.

Fri, Nov 30th 4pm - 8pm
Sat, Dec 1st 12pm - 7pm
Sun, Dec 2nd 12pm - 4pm

Hong Kong Maritime Museum
Central Pier No. 8
Hong Kon, SINGAPORE
Other Events International
December 20, 2018
El RemaTe Subastas Auctions
Auction of Antique Books, Manuscripts, Prints, Engravings, Maps & Collecting on Paper

18.00

Exhibition:
Since 10 December from 9.00 to 18.00

El RemaTe Subastas Auctions
Modesto Lafuente, 12
Madrid, SPAIN
Auctions International
December 07, 2018
Stockholms Auktionsverk
Books, Maps & Manuscripts

11am

Stockholms Auktionsverk
Nybrogatan 32
Box 5274
Stockholm, SWEDEN
Auctions International
December 04, 2018
Dreweatts
Western & Oriental Manuscripts & Miniatures

1pm

VIEWING at Bloomsbury Auctions: Fri, Nov 30th 9.30am – 5.30pm
Sat, Dec 1st 11am – 4pm
Sun, Dec 2nd 11am – 4pm
Mon, Dec 3rd 9.30am – 5.30pm
Day of sale: from 9.30am

Please note that from 8th November 2018 buyer’s premium will be charged per lot at 25% of the hammer price (30% inc. VAT) up to and including £500,000; 20% (24% inc. VAT) of the hammer price from £500,001 up to and including £1,000,000, and 12% of the hammer price (14.4% inc. VAT) in excess of £1,000,001.

Dreweatts
67 Pall Mall
St James’s
London, UNITED KINGDOM
Auctions International
December 04, 2018
Sotheby's - London
Music, Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts and Continental Books
Sale #L18406

The sale begins with a selection of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts (Lots 1-22), including a ninth-century leaf and two fine miniatures by the Master of the Houghton Miniatures. Continental & Russian Books & Manuscripts (Lots 23-225) features a collection of fine bindings including some made for De Thou, Fabri de Peiresc, Lamoignon and others, as well as a beautiful set of La Fontaine’s Fables in red morocco by Derome. The Music sale (Lots 226-335) contains some unknown autograph manuscripts by Schubert, Brahms, Wagner, Gounod, Mahler, Fauré, Delius and Tippett, and Renaissance printed music by Galilei and Palestrina.

10:30am

Exhibition Times:
Fri, Nov 30th 9am - 4:30pm
Sat, Dec 1st 12pm - 5pm
Sun, Dec 2nd 12pm - 5pm
Mon, Dec 3rd 9am - 4:30pm

Sotheby's - London
34-35 New Bond Street
London, UNITED KINGDOM
Auctions International
December 13, 2018
Sotheby's - London
Art of Travel and Exploration
Sale # L18104

Sotheby’s inaugural Art of Travel and Exploration sale this December showcases work by western artists who went beyond the familiar sites of Europe and the Mediterranean to destinations further afield. From China to South America, and from the Poles to Africa, these artist-travellers recorded their experiences in evocative scenes of daily life, topographical views, and exotic images of flora and fauna.

Highlights include a group of fresh-to-market paintings by Isaac Israels from his journey to Indonesia and the German artist Ferdinand Bellerman’s view of a Venezuelan sugar plantation, while François Musin’s masterpiece depicts the search for ill-fated polar explorer Sir John Franklin, lost in the search for the North-west passage. An exceptional and rare panorama vividly brings to life a journey from London to Hong Kong circa 1860.

The sale will take place during 19th Century Week at Sotheby’s, alongside our sales of 19th Century European Paintings, Victorian, Pre-Raphaelite & British Impressionist Art, and 19th Century Sculpture.

12pm

Sotheby's - London
34-35 New Bond Street
London, UNITED KINGDOM
Auctions International