Auction 41 – Books, Prints, Art, Curio & Design

by Amsterdam Book Auctions
April 3, 2018 2:00 PM CET Live auction
Amsterdam, NH, NL | Auction Details

844 Lots

2012: [Magazines] WWII
Est: €120 - €240
2013: [Magazines] WWI
Est: €15 - €30
2020: [Magazines] WWII
Est: €30 - €60
4002: [Etchings] Frogs
Est: €15 - €30

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8. The payment must be made in cash or by point-of-sale terminal after the auction, unless otherwise agreed with the auctioneer. In case of payment through a bank transaction, all goods must be paid for within one week after receipt of the invoice. The auctioned items only become property of the buyer after complete payment. If the buyer fails to pay within two weeks, the auctioneer shall be entitled to exercise one of the following rights:
a. To outsource his claim for collection and to proceed for damages for breach of contract, the costs thereby incurred shall be borne by the buyer;
b. rescind the sale of that or any lots sold to the buyer and re-sell the lot or lots whereupon the defaulting buyer shall pay to the auctioneer any shortfall between the proceeds of that sale after deduction of costs of re-sale and the total sum due.

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9. Any shipment of purchased lots is at the risk and expense of the purchaser, and shall be made after full payment of the invoice. Note: framed works and fragile goods can not be sent by default. Additional costs are borne by the buyer. Shipping costs are entirely at the expense of the buyer.

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

Auction 41 - Tuesday, April 3, 2018
- Session 1:         2pm CET Lot 0001-4700
- Session 2:         7pm CET Lot 4701-5800

CET = Central European Time (GMT+1)

Preview
Saturday March 31, Sunday April 1, Monday April 2 and Tuesday April 3rd, from 11am until 5pm CET


To be auctioned:

Books - Bibliography, Books on Books
Some literary works.

Books - Science and Technology
In particular, the subjects Biology and Botany. And the complete Grande Encyclopédie Pratique de Mécanique et d’Eléctricité in perfect condition.

Books - Art, Architecture and Culture
A comprehensive collection including many special museum catalogues and invitations.
Works on areas such as Art History, Architecture, Art, History, a lot of books about ceramics, Fasion, Silver, Sculpture, Design, Magazines, Music, Asiatica, Religion, Pop Art, Theater, Photography, Dance and Erotica. Furthermore, some special reference works in perfect condition. Well-known names include: Wijdeveld (Wendingen), Mark Smit, Borzo, Kleykamp, Corneille, Weber, Beethoven, Mozart, Carl Andre, Rembrandt, Andy Warhol, Bert Stern, Degas and Fré Cohen. Furthermore, the most beautiful typographic magazine ever made in Holland: Halcyon, beautifully preserved years of this magazine in the original box with cardboard covers, complete with the Escher issue.

Books - Topography and History
With a.o. subjects History, Topography, Photography, WWII, Religion and numerous editions about Amsterdam. The most important lot is undoubtedly the real first edition of ’Het Achterhuis’ of Anne Frank.

Books - Fiction
Various literary works and the eye-catching lot of four signed Dutch novels.

Books - Children’s Books, Comics
A few notable Dutch comic books and series. Including: Asterix, Lucky Luke, Piloot Storm, Redbeard, Blueberry, Olivier Blunder, Bollie and Billie, Tom Puss, Spike and Suzy, Captain Rob, Lefranc, Karl May, Dick Bos, Dick Bruna, Flipje, Donald Duck, Buck Danny and Blake and Mortimer.

Antique Prints
An extensive collection of 155 lots of Etchings, Linoleum and Woodcuts, Copper Engravings, Lithographs, Silk-screen prints and other graphic work. Prints in the field of Biology, Cityscapes and Architecture (a lot of work on Amsterdam), Landscapes, Flora, Portraits, Asiatica, Naval Battles, History, Religion, Inaugurations, Maritime, Indonesia, Still Lifes, Blueprints and Mythology. Special is the silkscreen ’Excellence Saves!’ by Keith Haring.
Extraordinary are the woodcut of the medieval artist Albrecht Dürer and three exceptionally rare etchings by Rembrandt van Rijn; ’Christus in de hof van Getsemane’, ‘De Onthoofding van Johannes De Doper’ and ‘Sint Hiëronymus biddend in de wildernis’. Respectively translated as ’Christ in the garden of Gethsemane’, ’The Beheading of John the Baptist’ and ’Saint Jerome praying in the wilderness’.

Cartography
Given the size a separate category of 66 maps, atlases, bird flights and facsimile in good to excellent condition. Made by, a.o.: Jaillot, Janvier, Nicolaas Visscher, Balthasar Florisz. Van Berckenrode, Giovanni Rizzi-Zannoni, Rigobert Bonne, Isaak Tirion, Joan Blaeu, Mercator, Hondius, Janssonius, Frederik de Wit, Tobias Lotter, Fouquet, Christiaan Sgroten and Matthäus Merian Sr. Impressive is the complete facsimile of the Blaeu Atlas in good condition.

Optica Prints
Optica Prints can be considered the ‘television’ of the 18th century. The hand-coloured engravings are meant to be viewed with a lens and mirror construction that converts the image into a mirror image of beautiful 3-d simulating cityscapes and architecture. With, a.o. plates of Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Genoa, Milan, Frankfurt, Aachen, Petersburg, Florence, Utrecht, Madrid, Seville, Leipzig and Versailles.

Curio, Antiques and Ephemera
This category is rich and very varied again. Items include: Toys, Ceramics, Postcards, Photography, Glass, The Royal Family, Clothing, Utensils, Watches, Ethnography, Shares, Collectibles, Pottery, Instruments, Numismatics, Clocks, Religion, Medical Instruments, Advertising Objects and Archeological Artifacts, and many other vintage- or antique utensils. Escher’s tin Icosahedron with embossed sea shells is an object that always will be intriguing.

Design
A sublime collection of unparalleled design objects of exceptional quality and rarity. This colourful collection consists mostly –with a few exceptions- of glass and ceramics, with names like: Andries Dirk Copier, K.P.C. de Bazel, Floris Meydam, Per Lutken, Karin Hammar, Willem Jacob Rozendaal, Willem Heesen, Willem Gispen, Cornelis van der Sluys, Stef Uiterwaal, H.M. Laupman en Carl Öjerstam.

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 ’Toneel des Oorlogs’ of Jacob Meurs and Johannes van Someren, the l’Angleterre ou Description historique et topographique du Royaume Uni de la Grande Bretagne of G.B. Depping’, the ’Beschryvinge der stad Dordrecht’ of Balen Jz. Matthys, the Histoire de Crusades’ of Michaud and Gustave Doré, the Relation du voyage de sa Majesté britannique en Hollande, Et de la Réception qui luy a été faite’ and a number of rare manuscripts concerning the VOC. In addition many other noteworthy works. Unique is the beautifully crafted handwritten reception book of the University of Amsterdam, containing the original signature of Queen Emma, Wilhelmina and Juliana and Prince Bernhard. Completely hand-signed in sepia ink.
Particularly special is the real first edition of the English translation of The Dream of the Red Chamber (Hung Lou Meng), undeniably the most important Chinese novel. Of this edition only a few exist throughout the world.

Art and Graphics
A beautiful extensive collection of etchings, drawings, watercolours and paintings. Including cityscapes, landscapes, Portraits, Still Lifes, seascapes and erotica from the 16th until the 20th century in various techniques. Including works of Adriaen van Ostade, Antoon Molkenboer, Jan Rombouts, Jacques Callot, Conrad Martin Metz, Hubert Robert, Hélène Hamburger, Artus Quellinus, Gerard Huysser and Oszkár Mendik. Furthermore, an extensive collection of contemporary graphics of excellent quality of a.o. M.C. Escher, Jan Rombouts, Marius Bauer, Dirk Rodenburg, Georg Rueter, J. Pzn. Franken, Keishu Takeuchi, Silvia Wilink, John Raedecker, A.J. Terwen, Georg Rueter, Aat Veldhoen, Nico Koster, Jan van Munster, Karel Appel, Conrad Felixmüller, Ferry Bertholet, Rob Scholte, Josef Albers, Peter Klashorst, Leo Gestel, Henri Matisse, Jean Cocteau, David Hockney, Keith Haring, Siep van den Berg, Ellsworth Kelly, Dick Elffers, Jan Sluijters Jr. en Sr., Charles Rochussen, Lovis Corinth, Bert Stern, W. Kleemann, Aad de Haas, Max Nauta and many other artists.

Posters
The auction concludes with a large collection of special and rare gallery, museum and advertising posters including those of Andy Warhol , Karel Appel, Anthon Beeke, Roy Lichtenstein, Dick Bruna, Waldemar Post, Fongers, Steinlen and Lucien de Roeck. Special is a lot of twenty colourful, mostly obscure circus posters. The collection is completed by a collection of posters brought in by the heirs of Dick Ellfers. Some of these are extremely rare, perhaps unique.

In short: Another auction to be proud of!

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Payment: 8. The payment must be made in cash or by point-of-sale terminal after the auction, unless otherwise agreed with the auctioneer. In case of payment through a bank transaction, all goods must be paid for within one week after receipt of the invoice. The auctioned items only become property of the buyer after complete payment. If the buyer fails to pay within two weeks, the auctioneer shall be entitled to exercise one of the following rights:
a. To outsource his claim for collection and to proceed for damages for breach of contract, the costs thereby incurred shall be borne by the buyer;
b. rescind the sale of that or any lots sold to the buyer and re-sell the lot or lots whereupon the defaulting buyer shall pay to the auctioneer any shortfall between the proceeds of that sale after deduction of costs of re-sale and the total sum due.

Shipping Terms: 9. Any shipment of purchased lots is at the risk and expense of the purchaser, and shall be made after full payment of the invoice. Note: framed works and fragile goods can not be sent by default. Additional costs are borne by the buyer. Shipping costs are entirely at the expense of the buyer.

Premium: 10. We charge a premium of 25% (incl. all taxes).

Condition: 11. The goods are considered to be in good condition, unless otherwise stated in the catalog. In case of severe defects that are not listed in the catalog, the objects can be returned (with the exception of the lots from the department 'packages' and the lots which are stated as W.A.F.). This should be done within one week of receipt. Subsequent complaints will not be honored.
12. All objects in the auction are considered to be described in good conscience. Descriptions, as well as verbal statements made before or during the auction, are nothing more than an opinion, and are in no way a guarantee of their authenticity, dating, provenance, etc.
- Except for notable exceptions, the state of the lots is not listed in the catalog. Indication of any defect does not imply the absence of others. Each object is sold in the condition in which it is at the time of the auction. Prospective buyers should ensure themselves of the condition during the viewing days.
- The risk of damage from a purchased lot rests with the buyer from the moment the auctioneer accepts the bid of the purchaser as the highest bid, during the auction.
- If, within two weeks after the auction, a buyer -to the satisfaction of the auctioneer- can prove that a property purchased by him is a forgery, the sale shall be dissolved and the purchase price will be fully refunded, provided the lot is returned in the condition it was sold.