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September 30, 2020 Doyle Auctions - New York

Fine Literature

Doyle Auctions - New York
175 East 87th Street

New York, NY

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September 25, 2020 Hermann Historica International Auctions

From castles and palaces - selected art and works of art from antiquity to the 20th century, the auction includes 246 lots.

The Chronicles of Schedel, also known as the Nuremberg Chronicles, form part of a long series of accounts of world history called "Chronica" (e.g. Johannes Stumpf, Schwytzer Chronica), which were published in the late 15th and early 16th centuries. The German historian Hartmann Schedel's main work is regarded as the most lavishly illustrated incunabulum of all. It was first published in Nuremberg in 1493, initially in Latin, with a small print run being produced in German six months later. The woodcuts were designed by Michael Wolgemut, probably with contributions from Albrecht Dürer.

The history of the world is represented as epochs in the time-honoured tradition, from the Creation to the Last Judgment. The city scenes are particularly noteworthy, of which 29 are double spread, along with the two double-page maps, one of Europe and a world map, with America not yet included.

Large folio (46.5 x 33.5 cm). 297 leaves (287 n, 10 nn). Two double-leaf sized woodcut maps, more than 1800 woodcuts (some of which repeated).

The first German edition, Dec. 1493, with the illustrations of the Latin edition. Blind-embossed, 16th century, half pigskin bindings over wood covers; two brass clasps. The cover with a parchment sleeve from a handwritten, 15th century missal script, stained and scuffed, the corners knocked, the back cover broken with an old repair. The paper somewhat discoloured and with traces of use (finger marks, some water stains, brown spots and ink blots), several leaves with minor tears and rips, some with ancient repairs. A small repair to the corner of the cover. The woodcut on leaf 50 partly coloured, a few old underlinings and marginalia.  Occasional, minor worm damage. The front flyleaf and back inner cover with 17th century annotations. The cover with an old date (1683) and owner's note written by the Würzburg notary Philipp Friedrich Agricola, whose ex libris, with his coat of arms, is also stamped in the front inner cover. Hain 14510; GW M40796; BMC II, 437; Goff S-309. Condition: II -

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Pre-sale viewing will take place from September 19th - 24th 10am to 6pm.

Hermann Historica GmbH
Bretonischer Ring 3
Grasbrunn

Munich, Germany

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Auctions International
November 12, 2020 - November 14, 2020 The Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair -- VIRTUAL

The 44th Annual Fall Gathering For Booklovers, The Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair, goes virtual.

An alluring treasure trove awaits seasoned collectors as well as new visitors at the 44th annual Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair which will be held virtually November 12-14, 2020.  The event will showcase the finest in rare and valuable books, illuminated manuscripts, autographs, ephemera, political and historic documents, maps, atlases, photographs, fine and decorative prints, and much more.

Collectors will be able to virtually peruse the booths of every exhibitor in the Fair, or quickly visit their favorite dealers, hosted in an easy-to-navigate online version of the traditional book fair booth. A search feature will allow visitors to quickly browse by category, dealer, keyword, with each item featuring a brief description, condition, and price; with the ability to contact dealers directly to learn more about the items for sale. Each exhibitor will showcase up to 50 of their most interesting and significant pieces, creating a remarkable and diverse selection of items from around the world.  Fresh items will be available throughout the weekend as dealers will be continually restocking their virtual booths.

With the Fair moving online, everyone around the globe can attend the Boston Book Fair, one of the oldest and most respected antiquarian book shows in the U.S.!

Opens Nov 13th 11am, runs 24 hours a day online, until Nov 14th 7pm

Patron Preview on Fri, Nov 12th 11am - 7pm:
Will require purchase of a ticket for $50.00, and it will be an exclusive opportunity to get a first look at items for sale

Free & open to the public

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September 26, 2020 Turner Auctions & Appraisals

The Joel Harris Collection of Oziana & Children's Books

Curated by the Director of Special Publications of the International Wizard of Oz Club, Joel Harris – who is also an author, collector and San Francisco Bay Area estate planning and probate attorney – Mr. Harris’s sale offers over 190 lots of first edition and vintage books, featuring a captivating and broad selection of Oz books. These include The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, The Land  of Oz, The Emerald City of Oz, Glinda of Oz, Scarecrow of Oz, Tik-Tok of Oz,  and others. The Oz series was written by L. Frank Baum (1856-1919), a prolific American author best known for his children's books – in particular The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and its 13 sequels, plus 41 other novels, 83 short stories, and more than 200 poems and 42 scripts.     

Oz collection highlights include The Wizard of Oz from 1939 signed by movie cast members; a first edition from 1899; and six editions of the same book that all vary from one another. This online auction also features other books by Baum, including Mother Goose in Prose, with illustrations by Maxfield Parrish; Queen Zixi Of Ix, The Master Key: An Electric Fairy Tale; The Navy Alphabet; The Sea Fairies; and The Songs of Father Goose.    

Other children’s books in the sale include The Boy Fortune Hunters and The Flying Girl series, Sam Steele’s Adventures, and The Arabian Nights; plus a selection of ‘pop-up’ books, including Pinocchio and Jack the Giant Killer and Other Tales.    

Books by other acclaimed authors, collected by Mr. Harris’s late wife Christine, include Jack London, A. Conan Doyle and Maurice Sendak. Among these highlights are noted A. A. Milne books:  a fine first British edition of The House at Pooh Corner in the original dust jacket; The Christopher Robin Story Book; More “Very Young” Songs; and several editions of Now We Are Six. There are also Jack London books, including one that is signed. Some were in the personal collection of London’s younger daughter Becky, who lived in Glen Ellen and became a friend of Christine’s. Rounding out the sale are several other lots: several presidential books, including Memoirs by Harry S. Truman, two volumes, one signed; and George Herbert Walker Bush: A Photographic Profile; a rare W.W. Denslow 1905 Sunny Jim Doll; and stickers autographed by Ray Bradbury. 

10:30am - 2:30pm

Turner Auctions + Appraisals
461 Littlefield Avenue

South San Francisco, CA

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September 22, 2020 Artcurial

Books & Manuscripts
Sale #4033

Sept 22nd 14:30 (lot 1 to 218)
Sept 22nd 18:00 (lot 219 to 240)

EXHIBITION:
Sept 17th 11am - 6pm
Sept 18th 11am - 6pm
Sept 19th 11am - 6pm
Sept 21st 11am - 6pm

Artcurial
7 Rond-Point des Champs-Élysées
Marcel-Dassault

Paris, France

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