Rare Books &c. at Auction This Week

Courtesy of Doyle

A November 18, 1842 John Quincy Adams letter to the editors of the Boston Atlas on the political ramifications of slavery, offered at Doyle NY this week.

Here are the sales I'll be watching this week:

On Wednesday, September 22, 242 lots of Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps & Photographs at Lyon & Turnbull. A Nuremberg Chronicle rates the top estimate, at £30,000–40,000.

Fonsie Mealy's will sell The Library at Howth Castle onsite on Wednesday and Thursday, September 22 and 23, in 1,034 lots. A fine set of Rossellini's I Monumenti dell Egitto e Della Nubia (Pisa, 1832–34) with a double set of plates and in a mahogany case, is estimated at €50,000–60,000. An extensive set of The Botanical Magazine and related publications, comprising 186 volumes, could sell for €30,000–40,000. A large collection of the correspondence of Rev. Thomas Gaisford, Professor of Greek at Oxford and Dean of Christ Church, is estimated at €15,000–25,000.

Aguttes sells De Cranach à Picasso (Aristophil 43) on Thursday, in 282 lots. A Eugene Delacroix notebook with drawings and autograph notes is expected to sell for €50,000–60,000.

At Forum Auctions on Thursday, 277 lots of Books and Works on Paper. James Lewis' Original Designs in Architecture (1797) rates the top estimate at £1,500–2,000. A second edition of John Gower's De Confessione amantis (1532) could sell for £1,000–1,500.

Rare Books, Autographs & Maps are on the block at Doyle on Thursday, in 292 lots. A November 18, 1842 John Quincy Adams autograph letter to the editors of the Boston Atlas on the political ramifications of slavery is expected to lead the sale at $20,000–3,000.

Freeman's will sell 148 lots of Books and Manuscripts on Thursday. A presentation copy of the second printing of Fitzgerald's Great Gatsby (1925) inscribed by the author to his friend, musician Theodor Liedemedt, rates an estimate of $80,000–120,000.

Arader Galleries hold their September Auction on Saturday, September 25. The 161 lots include a wide variety of Audubon plates and other material.