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September 24, 2020 El RemaTe Subastas

AUCTION OF ANTIQUE BOOKS, MANUSCRIPTS, PRINTS,
ENGRAVINGS, MAPS AND COLLECTING ON PAPER

18.00

El RemaTe Subastas
Calle de Modesto Lafuente, 12

Madrid, Spain

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September 25, 2020 Webinar: The Books and Prints of Anaïs Nin and her Gemor Press

Recently we acquired most of the rare, letterpress editions printed by Anaïs Nin (French-Cuban, 1903-1977). Best known for her diaries, Nin also wrote fiction with themes of history, feminism, and multiculturalism. Together with Gonzalo More, one of her many lovers, Nin ran a private printing press in Greenwich Village where she taught herself to set type, stood for hours pumping a treadle press, and distributed her books with the help of Frances Steloff at Gotham Book Mart. Many were illustrated with original etchings by her husband, Hugh Parker Guiler, a banker who used the pseudonym Ian Hugo, so his colleagues would not discover he was also an artist.

They called the imprint Gemor Press (pronounced G. More) after Gonzalo, although it was Anaïs who raised the money and did most of the physical work. Located first on MacDougal Street, and later at 17 East 13th Street, where the small building she rented still stands. After a close look at the books and prints, we will be joined in this session by Andrew Berman, Executive Director of the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation, who will talk about efforts to landmark this and other buildings in the Village, in particular the homes and studios of writers we all know and love.

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Registration is required. There are 494 seats available.

Special Collections
Princeton University Library
One Washington Road

Princeton, NJ

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September 25, 2020 Forum Auctions

Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper

1pm

Pre sale viewing is by appt. only

220 Queenstown Road, Battersea
Mon, Sep 14th 9:30am - 5:30pm
Tue, Sep 15th 9:30am - 5:30pm
Wed, Sep 16th 9:30am - 5:30pm
Thu, Sep 17th 9:30am - 5:30pm
Fri, Sep 18th 9:30am - 5:30pm

the Westbury Hotel, London
Tue, Sep 22nd 9:30am - 5:30pm
Wed, Sep 23rd 9:30am - 5:30pm
Thu, Sep 24th 9:30am - 5:30pm
Fri, Sep 25th 9:30am

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220 Queenstown Road
Nine Elms

London, UK

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September 25, 2020 - September 27, 2020 CABS Virtual Antiquarian Book Fair

Over 100 CABS alumni and faculty will offer a bountiful selection of fresh-to-market books, manuscripts, and ephemera.

10am

CABS-Minnesota

 

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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 -

4pm

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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