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December 9, 2021 Doyle Online Auction

Rare Books, Autographs & Maps: including final selections from the Estate of Arnold “Jake” Johnson.

The auction will feature Americana, including rare materials relating to War of 1812 naval hero Captain James Lawrence who famously said “Don’t give up the ship!” Other highlights include Cotton Mather’s 1702 Magnalia Christi Americana and McKenney & Hall’s hand-colored History of the Indian Tribes of North America.

Maps feature Ortelius’ world map Typus Orbis Terrarum and the continents with Americae sive Novi Orbis, Nova Descriptio, all from a circa 1575 Latin edition of Theatrum Orbis Terrarum.

Literature includes a first edition of Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass in the first binding. Autographs include an inscribed copy of John F. Kennedy’s The Strategy of Peace and a fine portrait photograph inscribed by Theodore Roosevelt. Early printing includes Tasso’s sumptuously illustrated 1745 Gerusalemme Liberata and Palladio’s 1726 Architecture, divisee en quatre livres. Final selections from the large sporting library built by Arnold “Jake” include the rare American color-plate work Wild Scenes and Song-Birds, 1855, and William Schreiner's uncommon Sporting Manual: A Complete Treatise on Fishing, Fowling and Hunting as Applicable to this Country, 1841.

10am

Viewings by appt.

Doyle
175 East 87th Street

New York, NY

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Auctions Virtual
December 9, 2021 - December 10, 2021 Heritage Auctions

Books
Sale #6241

Bidding Begins Approx. Nov 19th

Heritage Auctions
2801 W. Airport Freeway

Dallas, TX

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Auctions Southwest
December 10, 2021 - December 11, 2021 Rose City Holiday Book & Paper Fair

Booksellers from the Pacific Northwest and beyond will be bringing their best rare and collectible books, ephemera, maps, prints, photographs and more. The fair is happening just in time for the holiday season, so you will be sure to find gifts for all the booklovers on your list.

Fri, Dec 10th: Special VIP event 6pm - 9pm, $25
Sat, Dec 11th: General Admission 10am - 5pm, $5

Rose City Holiday Book & Paper Fair
(Cascade Booksellers Association)
100 SE Alder

Portland, OR

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Book Fairs West
December 15, 2021 Christie's - London

Valuable Books and Manuscripts

This sale offers over 200 lots of books, manuscripts, maps and objects, many of which come with extraordinary provenance. 

Christie's - London is proud to bring to auction Charles Darwin’s family microscope, handed down from Charles to his son Leonard, and thence by descent. It is an unparalleled opportunity to acquire an instrument so intimately associated with Darwin’s discoveries and theories. The sale also includes two sets of books that accompanied Matthew Flinders aboard HMS Investigator on the first circumnavigation of Australia. Direct from the Flinders family, one is a copy of Cook’s First Voyage and the other a set of the Encyclopedia Britannica, both with autograph annotations by Flinders. These notes are of the utmost importance in the history of Australia, as they include corrections to Cook’s geographical descriptions and provide a 17-word dictionary of the language spoken by native inhabitants. From the same provenance, Christie's - London is also offering an autograph letter signed by Flinders to his half-sister from on board HMS Investigator, sending a souvenir of 'New Holland'. Other autograph letters and manuscripts in the sale include 18 lots relating to Albert Einstein. Highlights among the Medieval and Renaissance manuscripts are the second part of one of the finest collections of miniatures in private hands, two iconographically outstanding and profusely illuminated French Books of Hours, and a splendid illustrated German alchemical handbook.

10:30am

VIEWING TIMES:
Dec 11th 12pm – 5pm
Dec 12th 12pm – 5pm
Dec 13th 9am – 8pm
Dec 14th 9am – 5pm

Christie's - London
8 King Street St. James 's

London, UK

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Auctions International
December 16, 2021 In-Person In Conversation with Colette Fu

The Rosenbach invites you to a conversation with photographer, book artist, and paper engineer based in Philadelphia, Colette Fu, who makes pop-up books from her photographs. Turn the pages of Fu’s methods and inspiration through a dialog with this unique paper artist. Before the conversation, visitors are invited to visit a Colette Fu installation at the Rosenbach.  

6pm - 7pm

REGISTRATION:
General admission is $15. Student admission is $10.
Rosenbach members receive a 50% discount on general admission.
Delancey Society members receive free admission to In Conversation With The Rosenbach.

Registration opens for Delancey Society members on August 4, for members on August 6, and for the general public on August 9.

The Rosenbach
2008-2010 Delancey Place

Philadelphia, PA

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Lecture Mid-Atlantic