46 Press Releases

Tag: Books

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    Books and Manuscripts, Including Americana

    Hindman’s upcoming auction of Books and Manuscripts, including Americana, is sourced in part from the collection of Rhoda H. Clark, a businesswoman and book collector. Clark helmed the Monastary Hill book bindery after four generations. Available items from her collection include examples of Monastery Hill bindings, such as the complete…

    [ARTIST'S BOOK]. DALI, Salvador (1904-1989). Paternoster. Milan- Rizzoli Editore, 1966
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    Modernism Auction

    Alexander Archipenko was a sculptor and avant-garde artist who instilled Cubism into three-dimensional architectural structures. Sculptures by the artist use organic curves and alternate planes to show human figures. The upcoming Modernism Auction, presented by Selkirk Auctioneers & Appraisers, presents a Cubist-inspired reclining bronze sculpture by Archipenko.  The auction also…

    GEORGE BRIARD STYLE MID CENTURY PLATE
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    Wodehouse Collection of William Toplis

    The Wodehouse Collection of William Toplis, offered by Freeman’s, is made up exclusively of items owned by or related to the British writer P.G. Wodehouse. Perhaps best known as the creator of the fictional gentleman Bertie Wooster and his valet Jeeves, Wodehouse was one of the most widely read humorists…

    The P.G. Wodehouse Collection of William Toplis
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    Rare Books, Autographs & Maps featuring the Mary K. Young Collection

    The Rare Books, Autographs, & Maps Auction, offered by Doyle, will feature various Americana documents, including a letter from President George Washington written in the final days of his administration. In the letter, he details some preparations for his return to Mount Vernon. Also of interest in the sale is…

    Rare Books, Autographs & Maps
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    Property from Christa’s Ltd.

    In the upcoming Property from Christa’s Ltd. auction, Hindman will present a selection of furniture items from the Georgian period. From a collection of Chippendale pieces to Regency-style furniture, the auction demonstrates the versatility of Georgian design. A highlight of the sale is a pair of Chippendale-style side chairs. Between…

    A Pair of Italian Egyptian Revival Porcelain Ornaments
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    Morton Weekly

    Morton Subastas will offer the upcoming Morton Weekly auction, set to feature a selection of paintings, drawings, sculptures, and more. Serio Hernández’s Turquoise Eye sculpture is particularly highlighted. This bronze piece resembles a standing figure holding an eye. Hernández got his start in the 1960s working for the Los Angeles-based…

    Victoria Vicky Montesinos. Lady with a hat. Lithography with metallic sheet and oil on paper
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    Fine Books and Manuscripts

    The upcoming Fine Books and Manuscripts auction, offered by Bonhams, will include a variety of works from government, literature, entertainment, religion, science, medicine, and more. Of the available government documents is a copy of the articles of impeachment of President Andrew Johnson. Compiled by clerk Isaac Strohm and signed and…

    BOXER REBELLION- IMPERIAL CHINESE ARMY BANNERS
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    The Magic Collection of Jim Rawlins • III

    This third part of Jim Rawlins’ magic collection will be presented by Potter & Potter Auctions. Nearly 500 lots of vintage memorabilia are offered, including several works relating to Harry Houdini. Featured is a life-size bust of Houdini that was housed in Niagara Falls’ Houdini Museum of Magic. It is…

    The Magic Collection of Jim Rawlins • III
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    Collections

    The upcoming Collections auction, offered by Susanin’s, is anchored by pens, coins, timepieces, toys, and ethnographic art. One of the featured lots is a Buddy “L” Express Line toy truck. The toy line was named after the son of Fred Lundahl, the founder of the company. Lundahl began his business…

    MONTEGRAPPA COSMOPOLITAN GOTHIC STERLING PEN.
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    The Winter Sale 2020

    Duck hunters use confidence decoys to lull their prey into a false sense of security. These decoys are not modeled after ducks, but instead other birds that a duck would encounter in an everyday environment, such as a goose or swan. A 1920 swan confidence decoy carved by Charles Birch…

    Percival Rosseau (1859-1937) New England
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    Dogs in Art® & Sporting Art

    The upcoming Dogs in Art & Sporting Art auction, offered by Doyle, is scheduled to coincide with the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, which is an all-breed conformation show held yearly in New York City. The show draws almost 3,000 dogs, thousands of people, and takes place over two days.…

    Thomas Blinks
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    The John Steinbeck Collection

    After remaining in storage for almost 20 years, a selection of ephemera, documents, and memorabilia from the estate of John and Elaine Steinbeck will come to auction. The event, offered by Curated Estates Auctions, will include more than 200 items from the couple’s life together. John Steinbeck’s novels on the…

    Photo of Elaine Pastures of Heaven - John Bryson
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    The Collection of Victor Niederhoffer, Part III

    The third part of the Collection of Victor Niederhoffer, presented in the upcoming Freeman’s auction, features books and letters of historical significance. One of the highlights of the sale is a four-volume first edition of The Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley, edited by his second wife and fellow writer…

    The Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley
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    Books, Maps & Manuscripts

    Though best known as one of America’s greatest inventors, it should also be noted that Thomas Alva Edison was also one of America’s savviest businessmen. Both of Edison’s professions are on display in the upcoming Books, Maps & Manuscripts auction, offered by Freeman’s. There are many Edison-related items in the…

    Children's & Illustrated] [Sendak, Maurice], Group of Six Titles Illustrated by Maurice Sendak
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    American Historical, Political & Collectible Ephemera

    The upcoming American Historical, Political & Collectible Ephemera auction will be presented by Garth’s Auctioneers & Appraisers. This auction includes groups of Presidential books, a cabinet card of Confederate soldiers, and a set of 48 matchbook cases. Particularly highlighted in the auction is an advertising poster for a charity event.…

    Poster Advertising Exposition Vente De Tableaux
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    Liquidation Auction

    The upcoming Liquidation Auction, offered by Morton Subastas, will feature paintings, books, and furniture. A key highlight is an untitled acrylic painting by José Castro Leñero, the winner of the Rufino Tamayo sixth and eighth biennial artistic competitions. Known for his hyperrealistic paintings, the available piece depicts a scene of Mexico…

    Scene of mother and daughters. XIX century. Engraving, dry point technique on paper. Signature A.P. Framed in carved wood.
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    Edged Weapons, Armor & Militaria

    A selection of vintage military swords is featured in the upcoming Edged Weapons, Armor & Militaria auction offered by Morphy Auctions. One sword available in the sale is a saber used in 1939 for the establishment of the small, elite organization known as the Topographical Engineers. The saber is a…

    IMPERIAL GERMAN WUERTTEMBERG GENERALMAJOR DRESS TUNIC.
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    Rare Books and Documents Dating to the Time of Porfirio Díaz and the Mexican Revolution

     will offer the upcoming Rare Books and Documents auction in late November. It will include the book and document collections of Denegre Vaught and Pérez de Salazar. Among the historical papers, a single-page pronouncement on the freedom to trade salted meat and tallow will be featured. It was signed by…

    Rare Books and Documents Dating to the Time of Porfirio Díaz and the Mexican Revolution
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    Rare Books, Autographs & Maps

    The Rare Books, Autographs and Maps auction offered by Doyle will present items from the estates of Sylvia Miles and Florence and David Edelstein. Pieces from the Marian Sulzberger Heiskell and Andrew Heiskell Collection will also be available. Leading this auction is a bronze replica of the Winston Churchill monument…

    [CHICAGO FIRE] the Burning of Chicago
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    Gallery Auction

    A little-known fact about classic cuckoo clocks is their lengthy history, dating back to the first century B.C.  These automaton clocks have experienced massive changes over the years, particularly when the Chinese merged their intricate craftsmanship with the existing technology. These clocks and many other decorative and fine art items…

    Wedgwood Black Basalt Classical Vase/AuctionDaily