A40|10.17.2018 Auction 40 - Books, Prints, Art, Ceramics and Curio
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 7pm CET
CET = Central European Time (GMT+1)
Location preview days and auction
Quellijnstraat 127, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
ABA is auctioning again some special objects and items from private collections.
To be auctioned:
Books – Bibliography, Books on Books
Some literary works.
Books - Science and Technology.
In particular, the subjects Biology, Photography, Maritime and some magnificent ornithological works.
Books – Art, Architecture and Culture.
A comprehensive collection including many museum and gallery catalogs, some of them singed. Works on sub-areas such as Art History, Topography, Maritime, Magazines, Middle Ages, Fashion, Ceramics, Silver, Glass, Asian art and Sculpture. Also many reference works. Well-known names include: Gerrit Achterberg, Pieter Scheen, Jan Wolkers, Hollstein, Copier, Cobra, Klaas Gubbels, Dali, Escher, Van Gogh, Doré, Beuys, Mondriaan and Peter Shelton.
The collection also includes many works of other contemporary artists. In addition, an unusual lot of genuine letters from M.C. Escher.
Books - Topography and History.
A well-kept collection Dutch East Indies predominates this category.
Books - Children’s Books, Comics.
Some special children’s books and comics. Extraordinary is the very rare ’Het alternatieve einde van Sneeuwwitje en Roodkapje’
(The alternative end of Snowwhite and Little Red Riding Hood).
Books – Miscellaneous.
One lot only, but remarkable because of the recent death of Hugh Hefner: a lot of 68 Playboy issues.
Prints and other Graphics.
An outstanding collection of copper engravings, lithographs and other graphic work.
Cartography, topography and biography. And a.o. some very rare plotter art from the beginning of the computer age.
Curio, Antiques en Ephemera.
The category Curios is rich and very varied again. Items include: Archaeological finds, Silver, Carpets, Cloths, Makkum Pottery, Toys, Hats, Furniture, Sledges, Hoops, Photo Camera’s, Postcards, an Ambassadors Uniform, Picture Slides, Playing Cards, a Thangka, Ceramics, Numismatics, Glass, Tiles, Castles, Clocks, Icons, Asia and other vintage or antique items.
Antique Photography: Old Amsterdam
A sublime collection of original pictures of Old Amsterdam by Albert Greiner and Jan Springer.
Asian Art and Utensils
Given the extent of it a separate category. From a.o. the Song, Qing en Ming Dynastie
and the Kangxi
period. Various special bowls, teapots, religious items, many utensils and a beautifully barnacle stained bottle from an 18th century shipwreck.
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? Highlights are a.o. the ‘Byzondere Aenmerkingen over het aenleggen van Pragtige en Gemeene Landhuizen, Lusthoven, Plantagien en Aenklevende Cieraeden’ by Pieter de la Court van der Voort, ‘De Beschryving van Japan, behelsende een verhaal van den ouden en tegenwoordigen staat en regeering van dat Ryk’, by Engelbert Kaempfer and Johann Caspar Scheuchzer, ‘Gedenkwaerdig bedryf der Nederlandsche Oost-Indische Maetschappye’ by Olfert Dapper and ‘Toonneel van China’ by Athanasius Kircher (1602-1680) / J.H. Glazemaker.
In addition, many other antique books of good quality including a lot of beautifully illustrated Alba Amicorum. By far the vast majority within this category has been consigned by Tresoar - Frysk Histoarysk and Letterkundich Sintrum
(Friesian Historical and Literature Center) in Leeuwarden. Tresoar originated after a merger of the Provincial Library of Friesland, the Friesian Literary Museum and Documentation Center and the National Archives in Friesland. The lots introduced by this museum are marked with a small stamp.
Art and Graphics.
A beautiful extensive collection of etchings, drawings, watercolors and paintings. Including romantic cityscapes, landscapes, still lifes and seascapes of the 19th and 20th century. Furthermore modern graphical art of among others Peter Struycken, Cesar Domela, Bram Bogart, Lucio Fontana, Robert Filliou and Jean-Pierre Vasarely.
As well as a very rare signed linoleum cut of Henri Matisse.
The auction concludes with a large collection of special and rare gallery, museum and advertising posters including those of Karel Appel, Lucebert, Malevich, David Hockney, Frank Stella, Andy Warhol, Bram van Velde, Ans Wortel, Vasarely, Dali, Jan Wolkers, Marina Abramovic, Ulay Laysiepen and Anthon Beeke.
In addition, many others with topics like The Olympic Games, Holland Festival, Sonsbeek, The Aids Fund (Robert Mapplethorp), Dutch Swing College Band, Gaudamus, The UN, De Stijl, De Appel, the NDT and some political Soviet posters.
In short: Another auction to be proud of!
Ergebnisse dieser Auktion
0001-500 Bücher - Buch Wissenschaft, Bibliographi 
0500-1000 Bücher - Wissenschaft und Technologie 
1501-2000 Bücher - Kunst, Architektur und Kultur 
2001-2500 Bücher - Topographie und Geschichte 
2501-3000 Bücher - Literatur 
3000-3500 Bücher - Kinderbücher, Comics 
3501-4000 Bücher - Verschiedenes 
4001-4500 Alte Karten und Drucke 
4501-4700 Kuriosa und Antiquitäten 
4701-4800 Antique Photographs: Old Amsterdam 
4801-5000 Aziatica 
5001-5500 Alte Bücher 
5501-5700 Bildende Kunst, Graphik und Plakate 
5701-5800 Plakate 
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