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Auction 39 - Books, Prints, Art, Curio and Ethnographica

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 7pm CET
CET = Central European Time (GMT+1)

Saturday 1, Sunday 2, Monday 3 and Tuesday, April 4th from 11am until 5pm CET

Location preview days and auction
Quellijnstreet 127, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

ABA is auctioning again some special objects and items from private collections.

To be auctioned:

Bullet Books – Bibliography, Books on Books
A collection of literary magazines, dictionaries, almanacs, yearbooks and other book related literature.

Bullet Books - Science and Technology.
In particular, the subjects Biology, Medicine, Technique and Science.

Bullet Books – Art, Architecture and Culture.
A comprehensive collection including many special museum catalogs and invitations, some of them sined. Works on areas such as Design, Architecture, Sculpture, Art History, Ethnographica, time periods, editions focused on countries, biennials and other retrospectives. Well-known names include: Willem De Kooning, Paolozzi, Norman Dilworth, Corneille, Albrecht Dürer, Georg Eisler, Georg Baselitz, Carel Visser, Benno Premsela, Wim Crouwel, Henry Moore, Lipchitz, Hildo Krop, Cobra, Gauguin, Kandinsky, Magritte, Miro, Max Ernst,Pier Paolo Pasolini, Alechinsky, Picasso, Joseph Beuys, Jan Dibbets, Peter Shelton, Monet, Matisse, Seurat, Karel Appel, Man Ray, Sofia Coppola, Baselitz, Chagall, Zadkine, Calder, Leger, Paul Klee en Jean Tinguely. The collection also includes many works of contemporary artists.

Bullet Books - Topography and History.
In many lots within this category the subjects Topography and History are intertwined. A few series of historical journals complete the overall picture.

Bullet Books - Fiction.
In the category Fiction a large lot of literature of Louis Paul Boon, Wim Zaal, Simon Carmiggelt and Elschot stands out. Furthermore, a beautiful bound series Library of Dutch Literature
and other special publications of outstanding quality.

Bullet Books - Children’s Books, Comics. Many bound of notable Dutch comic books -including Tante Leny, Peptoe, De Engelbewaarder, Okido, Fix en Fox, Striprofiel, Bobo, De Vrije Balloon, Wham!, Broomm en De Omelet. Many trading card albums, clippings and loose comics will be auctioned.

Bullet Books – Miscellaneous. In particular, the subjects Erotica, Nature and Cookery will be covered.

Bullet Prints and other Graphics.
A modest amount of engravings including some in large format.

Bullet Curio, Antiques en Ephemera.
The category Curios is rich and very varied again. Items include:
Japanese pottery, instruments, vintage school satchels, school panels, a unique model of a Fokker helicopter, tin , film and photographic instruments, typewriters, glass, cigar bands, match boxes and other ephemera, silver, Dinky Toys, and other model cars, a.o. a beautiful Citroën DS19, a delft blue coffee grinder, Russian Orthodox religious objects, musical instruments and many other vintage or antique utensils.

Bullet Ethnografica The section Ethnography is relatively wide. In addition to the extensive amount of Africana a collection of ethnographic old sculptures, utensils, building fragments, weapons and other types of objects will be presented from the regions India, The Middle East, Indonesia, Asia, Central America, South America, China and Suriname.

Bullet De collection Old and Antique books, Manuscripts and otherwise Rare Books this auction is also diverse. What is a Book Auction without an excellent selection of antique and rare books? More than a hundred and fifty works this time, of remarkable good quality. Highlights are a.o. the ‘Republyk der Hebreen of Gemeenebest der Joden’, ‘Hollands Arcadia, of de Vermaarde Rivier den Amstel / Gesigten op de Rievier de Amstel’. The beautiful and colorful birdbook ‘Vogelbilder aus Fernen Zonen - Abbildung und beschreibung der Papageien’. The extraordinary and probably unique alchemical manuscript Göttlicher Magnet-Stein. The rare ‘Beschouwing der Wonderen Gods in de minstgeachte schepzelen of Nederlandsche insecten’ van Jan Christiaan Sepp with two hundred large hand-colored engravings ánd the extremely rare ‘De Walvischvangst met veele byzonderheden daartoe betrekkelyk’van Petrus Conradi with many original engravings about whaling. Furthermore, many other beautiful and special publications.

Bullet Art and Graphics.
Some fine engravings, drawings, paintings and watercolors.

Bullet Posters.
The auction concludes with a collection special rare domestic and foreign Posters from early and mid-20th Century. A large portion of this collection is taken up by special posters of The RAI in Amsterdam.

In short: Another auction to be proud of!

Closed for online bids

0001-0500 Books - Book History, Bibliography [14]
0500-1000 Books - Science and Technology [12]
1501-2000 Books - Art, Architecture and Culture [95]
2001-2500 Books - Topography and History [18]
2501-3000 Books - Literature [10]
3001-3500 Books - Children’s Books, Comics [27]
3501-4000 Books - Varia [12]
4001-4500 Antique Maps and Graphic Art [32]
4501-4700 Curios, Antiques & Ephemera [62]
4701-4800 Ethnographica [18]
5001-5500 Books - Antiquarian [150]
5501-5700 Modern Art, Graphics & Prints [10]
5701-5800 Posters [70]

Total lots [530]

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