Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Auction Preview: January Sales

January's a fairly quiet auction month overall, but there's certainly the potential for a really big sale price, at Christie's New York on 20 January.

- PBA Galleries sells Fine Books in All Fields on 5 January, in 460 lots. A first edition Leaves of Grass rates the top estimate, at $20,000-30,000.

- Edinburgh's Lyon & Turnbull will sell Rare Books, Maps, and Manuscripts on 11 January, in 456 lots.

- Bloomsbury hosts a Bibliophile sale on 12 January, in 398 lots.

- On 19 January, PBA Galleries sells Americana & Californiana, Cartography, and Clipper Ship Cards. No preview yet available.

- Christie's has just one book sale this month, on 20 January ... but it's a doozy: the Duke of Portland's copy of Audubon's Birds of America (est. $7-10 million). I'll have a complete preview of the sale in a few days.

- There will be at least a few books and manuscripts in the 22 January Bonhams sale.

- Swann Galleries holds a "Shelf Sale" on 26 January.

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