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December 27, 2017 -
January 08, 2018
Cowan's Auctions
American History: Timed Online Auction

Cowan's American History: Timed Online Auction is comprised of a wide range of early photography, autographs, manuscripts, advertising, political ephemera and more. Items range from the Revolutionary War period through the mid-20th Century. Highlights of the auction includes cased images, CDVs, documents and correspondence, medical equipment and more; fine daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, and tintypes from several important private collections in early photography.

12pm

There is no preview for this auction

There is no in-person bidding for this auction. Live bidding will occur online or over the phone. You can register to phone bid on Cowan’s website or by calling 513-871-1670. Absentee bids will be accepted on Cowan’s website or Bidsquare.com.
Auctions International
January 11, 2018
PBA Galleries
Fine Literature & Fine Books - Poetry from the Collection of Larry Rafferty - Miniature Books
Sale 633

Over 700 lots of important literature spanning four centuries, with additional fine books in a variety of fields. Of prime interest is the poetry collection of Larry Rafferty, featuring numerous key works by some of the most important figures in twentieth century poetry, many of them signed or inscribed by the authors. The poets represented include John Berryman, Elizabeth Bishop, Seamus Heaney, Weldon Kees, Frank O’Hara, Ted Hughes, Sylvia Plath, and others. Also in the auction are eight plays by William Shakespeare from the second folio, 1632; first editions by Henry David Thoreau including Walden; large collections of John Steinbeck and Mark Twain; plus Ernest Hemingway, Rudyard Kipling, John Le Carré, H.P. Lovecraft, Cormac McCarthy, John Updike, Jules Verne, H.G. Wells, P.G. Wodehouse, and others. Fine books include early printings of books from the Bible; illustrated books; finely bound books; fine press books; and more. Finally, there is a large number of charming miniature books from a variety of modern presses.

11am

PBA Galleries
1233 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA
Auctions West
January 25, 2018
PBA Galleries
Americana - Travel & Exploration - Cartography
Sale #634

Five hundred lots of rare and significant items of historical, cultural, and visual interest, including books, manuscripts, photographs, and ephemera, with a particularly strong gathering of cartographic material, are on offer. Ranging from the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada, with much on California history, to the peaks of the Rocky Mountains, and the bayous of the Old South, the Americana section offers original material capturing the dynamic growth and culture of the New World over the centuries. Next there are travels to the far reaches of the globe, the mysteries of the occident and orient unveiled. Finally, the charting of the world over five centuries is recorded, with maps of the East Indies, Asia, Europe, and the lands of the western hemisphere, with many scarce maps of the towns and cities of California.

11am

PBA Galleries
1233 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA
Auctions West
January 27, 2018
Potter & Potter Auctions
Fine Books & Manuscripts

A previously unknown archive of documents, books, and photographs related to the life and presidency of Harry S. Truman will lead the sale, including many treasures drawn directly from the files of one of his closest associates.

The sale will also feature high spots in several broad categories: literature, science and math, children's books, autographs, pulps and monster magazines. A large and diverse selection of private press publications will also be offered. Accompanying the books and manuscripts will be a selection of vintage prints and posters.

10:00am

PREVIEW:
January 25th & 26th 10am - 5pm

Potter & Potter Auctions
3759 N. Ravenswood Avenue, Suite 121
Chicago, IL
Auctions Midwest
January 13 -
14, 2018
Boston Antiques, Vintage, Art and Design Show and Sale
Largest Indoor Antiques Show in New England

Sat 10am - 5pm
Sun 11am - 4pm

Adults - $10
Under 12 with adult - Free

Shriner's Auditorium
99 Fordham Road
Wilmington, MA
Art/Antiques Fairs New England
January 17, 2018
Sotheby's - New York
Important Printed and Manuscript Americana, including Cartography

Following the tremendous success of our January 2017 sale of Alexander Hamilton: An Important Family Archive of Letters & Manuscripts, the Books and Manuscripts Department is again joining our colleagues in participating in American Week. The sale is particularly strong in significant color-plate books and views, atlases, and maps—including an important private collection of maps of the American West.

2pm

EXHIBITION TIMES:
Wed, Jan 10th 10am - 5pm
Thu, Jan 11th 10am - 5pm
Fri, Jan 12th 10am - 5pm
Sat, Jan 13th 10am - 5pm
Sun, Jan 14th 1pm - 5pm
Mon, Jan 15th 10am - 5pm
Tue, Jan 16th 10am - 5pm
Wed, Jan 17th 10am - 5pm

Sotheby's - New York
1334 York Avenue
New York, NY
Auctions Mid-Atlantic
January 19 -
28, 2018
Winter Antiques Show
The Winter Antiques Show is the leading art, antiques, and design fair in America, where curators, designers, and collectors vie for the best works on the market, from ancient times through the present day.

The Show provides new and established collectors, curators, dealers, and design professionals with opportunities to view and purchase exceptional pieces showcased by 70 exhibitors. One-third of the Show’s exhibitors are specialists in Americana, with the rest featuring English, European, and Asian fine and decorative arts.

Open Daily 12pm - 8pm
Sundays & Thursdays 12pm - 6pm

Opening Night Party January 18, 2018

Park Avenue Armory
Park Avenue at 67th Street
New York, NY
Other Events Mid-Atlantic
January 22 -
27, 2018
Biblio Week
BIBLIOGRAPHY WEEK happens each year in New York City at the end of January when the principal national organizations devoted to book history have their annual meetings. Other groups plan interesting events, too, since so many bibliophiles are in town. Some events (not noted here) are open to members only, but mostly you are encouraged to show up everywhere: get a sense of what is going on in the book world, hear some interesting papers, schmooze over cocktails ...

ALL WEEK
• The Center for Book Arts, 28 West 27th Street, 3rd Floor (between Broadway and 6th Avenue) will offer informal tours of the Center's renovated loft between 10 am-7 pm, Monday-Friday, January 22-27, plus an opportunity to see the current exhibitions: "Our Anthropocene: Eco Crises;" and "Emily McVarish: Last Year at Dark."

TUESDAY, JANUARY 23
• 2:30 pm-4:30 pm. At the Grolier Club: Exhibition viewing and Tea. The American Antiquarian Society invites all Bibliography Week participants to a special viewing of the exhibition "Radiant with Color and Art: McLoughlin Brothers and the Business of Picture Books, 1858-1920." Curators Laura Wasowicz and Lauren B. Hewes will be on hand, and refreshments will be served.

• 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. At the Columbia Rare Book & Manuscript Library, 535 W 114th Street, Room 523: Lecture. John McMillian, Associate Professor, Georgia State University, on "The Sixties Underground Press and the Rise of Alternative Media in America."
in conjunction with the opening of the exhibition, "Global '68" in the Columbia University Rare Book & Manuscript Library's Kempner Gallery. A reception will follow in the RBML, Butler Library, 6th floor.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM. At the Grolier Club: BIBLIOGRAPHY WEEK SYMPOSIUM. “Loving Books/Leaving Books: Disposition of Private Collections.” At some point in their collecting careers all bibliophiles must decide how to dispose of their collections. The options are many, and complicated. Pass the collection on to spouse, children, or other family? Establish a book-focused foundation? Donate to an institution for sale, or use? Sell at auction or to a dealer? Each choice, once made, triggers a cascade of additional choices regarding valuations, taxes, estate issues, market realities, present and future use, and so on—a different series of decisions for every scenario, and for every party in the transaction. This Bibliography Week symposium will bring together experts in various aspects of collecting, librarianship, and the book trade, to lay out pros and cons of various disposition scenarios, advise on the universe of decisions necessary to each, and in general, help untangle some of the thorny issues—legal, procedural, institutional, commercial, and emotional--surrounding the disposition of private collections.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 25
• 10:00 am-4:00 pm. At The French Institute/Alliance Française, 22 E 60th Street: Booksellers’ Showcase. Following on the great success of previous year’s events, a special mini-antiquarian book fair, sponsored by the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America, will be held this year. In “Le Skyroom” of The French Institute/Alliance Française, right across the street from the Grolier Club. N.B.

• 1:00 am-5:00 pm. At Booklyn, 37 Greenpoint Avenue, Ste. E4G 4th Floor, Greenpoint, Brooklyn 11222: Booklyn’s Artists' Books & Prints Salon is Open! You are invited to peruse new and innovative printed works from around the world.

• 6:00 pm-9:30 pm. At the Metropolitan Club, 1 East 60th Street, at Fifth Avenue (two blocks west of the Grolier Club): The 134th Annual Meeting and Dinner. Grolier Club members only, please.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 26
• 2:00 pm-7:00 pm. At the Cosmopolitan Club, 122 East 66th Street: The annual meeting of the Bibliographical Society of America. Papers from New Scholars at 2 pm; Annual meeting at 4 pm, with panel to follow: "Bibliography in the Expanded Field: New Directions, Future Trends," Hwisang Cho · Xavier University; David L. Gants · Florida State University; Heather O’Donnell · Honey & Wax Booksellers; Erin Schreiner · independent bibliographer. Reception follows at 6 pm.


SATURDAY, JANUARY 27
• 11:00 am-12:00 pm. At the New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue. Saturday Morning Lecture. Michael Kelly, Head of Archives and Special Collections at Robert Frost Library, Amherst College, will speak on "The Moon, 'Indian' Medicine and Scientific Racism." Advance registration required.

• 2:00 pm-5:30 pm. At the New York Public Library, Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, Trustees’ Room, Second Floor: The annual meeting of the American Printing History Association. Reports on this year’s activities and initiatives; presentation of the Individual and Institutional Awards; news and information exchange, beginning at 2:00 pm; lively reception follows.

Various Locations
New York, NY
Educational Programs Mid-Atlantic
January 31, 2018
Sotheby's - New York
The Line of Beauty: Drawings from the Collection of Howard and Saretta Barnet

OVERVIEW

First Look: Ingres, Goya, Freud and Other Masters of Drawing in The Collection of Howard & Saretta Barnet


Works from the Collection of Howard and Saretta Barnet

The superb collection of just 28 drawings, formed over some 40 years from the 1970s by the New York couple Howard and Saretta Barnet, is highly unusual in its combination of small overall size, great chronological span and exceptionally high quality. Selecting their drawings with razor-sharp aesthetic judgement, the Barnets assembled a group of drawings that told the whole story of five centuries of the art of drawing in Western Europe, though just 28 works, each of the very highest quality and beauty. Despite being very different from each other in date, geographical origin, technique, style and function, these drawings somehow all speak the same language, and reflect a powerful, consistent taste. Rarely has a more perfectly chosen collection been formed, in any collecting field.

The works cover nearly 500 years of Western art, from the superb early Renaissance landscape, drawn around 1500 by Fra Bartolommeo, to the rare and penetrating portrait of fellow-artist Balthus, drawn by Lucian Freud in 1989. In between these two bookends are magnificent drawings by the great 17th-century landscape master, Claude Lorrain, by the five top draughtsmen of 18th-century France and Italy (Watteau, Boucher, Fragonard, Tiepolo, Guardi), by the most visionary of Spanish artists, Goya and Picasso, and by two of the giants of 19th-century French art, Ingres and Degas.

The sale offers not only a unique and liberating insight into what makes a great drawing, but also gives another generation of collectors the opportunity to acquire works of the very highest quality, which have been off the market for several decades. It forms part of a wider series of sales from the BARNET COLLECTION, including Contemporary Art, African and Precolumbian Sculpture, 20th-century Design and Prints.

10am

EXHIBITION TIMES:
Fri, Jan 26th 10am - 5pm
Sat, Jan 27th 10am - 5pm
Sun, Jan 28th 1pm - 5pm
Mon, Jan 29th 10am - 5pm
Tue, Jan 30th 10am - 5pm

Sotheby's - New York
1334 York Avenue
New York, NY
Auctions Mid-Atlantic
January 31, 2018
Sotheby's - New York
Old Master Drawings including the Collection of Professor Egbert Haverkamp-Begemann

A large, rich and deep sale, spanning more than four centuries and a wide range of countries, this is a true celebration of the art of drawing, in all its forms. There are early renaissance figure studies, projects for Baroque compositions, Rococo masterworks such as the exceptional, rare gouache landscape by François Boucher, and a good selection of 19th-century works – even a remarkable, insouciant early divisionist self-portrait of 1908 by the Italian futurist master, Gino Severini. The early Italian drawings in the sale include a fascinating late 15th-century study of the Madonna lactans from the workshop of Bartolommeo Vivarini, a magnificent red chalk female nude by Guercino, and an outstanding, dynamic study of a river god, by Francesco Salivate.

A particular highlight is the collection of the late Egbert Haverkamp-Begemann, the long-standing and much revered professor of the History of Art at New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts. Haverkamp-Begemann was a highly important figure in the teaching and study of 17th-century Dutch and Flemish art, with many students now in prominent academic and museum positions worldwide, and drawings were always an integral part of his approach to teaching. His own collection of some 80 drawings, which will be offered separately as the afternoon session of the sale, includes exceptional works by Jan Lievens, Karel van Mander, Abraham Bloemaert, Peter Paul Rubens, Adriaen van Ostade and Jan van Goyen, as well as many extremely fine drawings by lesser masters.

10:30am

EXHIBITION TIMES:
Fri, Jan 26th 10am - 5pm
Sat, Jan 27th 10am - 5pm
Sun, Jan 28th 1pm - 5pm
Mon, Jan 29th 10am - 5pm
Tue, Jan 30th 10am - 5pm

Sotheby's - New York
1334 York Avenue
New York, NY
Auctions Mid-Atlantic
January 17, 2018
Freeman's - Philadelphia
RARE BOOKS, MAPS & MANUSCRIPTS
Sale #1595

10:00am

Freeman's - Philadelphia
1808 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA
Auctions Mid-Atlantic
January 27, 2018
Case Antiques Auctions & Appraisals
Winter Fine Art & Antiques

Taking all bidding types (live, phone, absentee and online) and features art, antiques and jewelry from several prominent Southern collections and estates.

9am

Preview
Fri, Jan. 26 noon - 6pm or by appointment

Case Antiques Auctions & Appraisals
2240 Sutherland Avenue, Suite 101
Knoxville, TN
Auctions South
January 25, 2018
Forum Auctions - London
Fine Books and Works on Paper

1:00pm

VIEWING TIMES:
220 Queenstown Road, London SW8 4LP
Mon, Jan 15th 10am – 5.30pm
Tue, Jan 16th 10am – 5.30pm
Wed, Jan 17th 10am – 5.30pm
Thu, Jan 18th 10am – 5.30pm

The Westbury Hotel, London W1S 2YF
Tue, Jan 23rd 9.30am - 5.30pm
Wed, Jan 24th 9.30am – 7pm
Thu, Jan 25th from 9.30am

Forum Auctions - London
The Westbury Hotel
37 Conduit Street
Mayfair
London, ENGLAND
Auctions International
January 26 -
28, 2018
Stuttgart Antiquarian Book Fair 2018
64 antiquarian booksellers & dealers from Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Switzerland will be exhibiting a varied and high-quality cross-section of their wares at this most prestigious antiquarian book fair in Germany. There will be antiquarian books on every conceivable subject, prints by old and new masters, manuscripts, drawings, photographies – everything a collector’s heart could desire.

There are two new exhibitors at the fair: Phillip Penka from Berlin and Sokol Books from London.

This year’s special exhibition will show Peter Paul Rubens as a book illustrator »Sinnbild – Bildsinn«. The exhibition will be organised by staff of the State Academy of Fine Arts in Stuttgart. Prof. Dr. Nils Büttner, who is the curator of the art collection and archives of the Academy, will give a lecture on the exhibition on Saturday, 27th January, at 7 pm. A comprehensively illustrated catalogue of all book illustrations by and after Rubens will be published and can be bought at the fair.

There will be guided tours for interested visitors, and especially for young people. Exhibitors will show and explain exceptional pieces from their stand, and will be glad to answer questions about it and about the antiquarian book trade in general.

Frid 26th 11am - 7.30pm
Sat, 27th 11am - 6pm
Sun, 28th 11am - 5pm

Württembergischen Kunstverein
Schlossplatz 2
Stuttgart, GERMANY
Book Fairs International