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Auction 31 - Books, Art, Posters, Furniture & Curios

Thursday, April 23, 2015
At 7pm - Central European Time [GMT+1]
Location: Quellijnstraat 127 Amsterdam

Preview days
Saturday 18, Sunday 19 and Monday, April 20th, 2015 from 11am until 5pm
and Thursday, April 23 from 3pm to 6pm - Central European Time [GMT+1]
Location: Quellijnstraat 127 Amsterdam

ABA is auctioning again several special objects from private collections.

To be auctioned:

Bullet Bibliography and Literature. Special and comprehensive dictionaries and reference books, bibliography and literature.

Bullet Science, Technology and Book Science. A variety of packages, in which the subject Aviation is well represented, but also the topics Biology, Formula 1 cars and encyclopedias will be covered extensively.

Bullet A collection History, Archaeology and Topographical literature Including a special lot DUNLOP; a large lot comprising trade catalogs, notebooks, letters, folders, and other curiosities of the former executive Board, from the early years of Dunlop.

Bullet Art, Music and Photography Books. In most cases of very good quality. The topics are: Arts, Pop Music, Classical Music and Facsimiles. Without a doubt, the main lot in this category is The Très Riches Heures of Jean Duke of Berry; The ultimate facsimile of probably the best known medieval Book of Hours, the original of which is preserved in the Musée Condé in Chantilly in France.
However, this does not diminish the magnificent collection of limited edition luxury cassettes and beautifully illustrated editions about famous pop artists including John Lennon, George Harrison, The Rolling Stones and Eric Clapton.
The large folio of Araki in the huge pink satin box is unavoidable and Michael Cooper’s Blinds & Shutters which includes the signatures of David Hockney, Graham Nash and Bill Wyman is currently one of the most viewed lots of this auction.

Bullet Comic books and collectors albums. Collectors albums, beautiful children’s books and comic books with names like Dulieu and Toonder.

Bullet Literature and Poetry This category includes many packages and individual editions about various topics, including: Erotica, Law, Literary Novels, Magazines, Militaria, Judaica, Games, Religion, Philosophy, Cookbooks and many others.

Bullet The Collection Antique Books and Manuscripts of this auction is very special.
Interesting are i.a. the Historiae Naturalis de Serpentibus by John Jonston and the magnificent Biologia Centrali-Americana Reptilia and Batrachia van Albert C.L.G. Günther.
Beautiful are the topographical works Zes Regerings-Reglementen van Nederlands Indië (Six Governmental Regulations of the Dutch East Indies) and the Reistogt naar en door Oostindiën (Traveling to and through the East Indies) by Wouter Schouten. In the category Judaica you will find four rare early 19th century editions of prayer books for the holidays and the Book Samuel 1 and 2.

Bullet Curios and Antiques. This auction a large collection of curios and antiques will come under the hammer. Beautiful Board Games, Silver, Glass, Ceramics including tableware of Villeroy & Boch, Dolls, Vintage Objects, Furniture, a Tektite and a variety of other curiosities.

Bullet Visual Arts, Posters and Photography. Many vintage posters and lithographs, including work of Kees van Dongen, Dick Bruna, Bernard Charoy, Wallase Ting and Miro.
Lithographs of Dali with certificate of authenticity, various silkscreen prints of eg Corneille, Herman Brood and Karel Appel. A watercolor of Anton Heijboer , a lithograph of Klaas Gubbels , and a rare wood engraving by M.C. Escher . Furthermore, the usual pictures, engravings, prints and other graphical art that normally adorns this category.

Result of this auction

0001-0500 Books - Bibliography, Typography [14]
0500-1000 Books - Science and Technology [22]
1001-1500 Books - History and Topography [17]
1501-2000 Books - Art, Music and Photography [35]
2501-3000 Books - Comics and Trading Card Albums [16]
3001-3500 Books - Literature & Varia [49]
4001-4500 Books - Antiquarian [44]
4501-5000 Varia, Antiques & Ephemera [109]
5001-6000 Art, Photography, Prints and Posters [106]

Total lots [412]

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