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Africanamerican art from the johnson publishing company. History swann galleries was founded in new york in 1941 by antiquarian book dealer benjamin swann as an auction house specializing in rare and antiquarian books. George lowry acquired the business and became president in 1970 upon mr. Swann auction galleries is an auction house based in new york, specializing in rare books, manuscripts, posters and works of art on paper. Use our app to browse upcoming auctions, register for a sale, bid live and in advance, and track. Guest book for the yacht nayada containing over 50 signatures or autograph inscriptions signed, by notable guests. Swann galleries specializes in antique and vintage print media including posters, autographs, antique and vintage maps as well as rare books and publications. Autograph book including inscriptions by noted early africanamerican orators moses roper and peter williams.
Shop on invaluable to search by category, price and more to find what you love. Early printed books 25 posts swann auction galleries. Lowrynow chairman of the companybecame president and principal auctioneer in 1970 upon the retirement of founder benjamin swann. Search past and upcoming auctions at swann auction galleries, new york, new york, usa. On the front is a late 19th century photo of a french postcard which is a photo of a lady sitting on a bed while wearing neglige and holding her cat and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Auction houses that specialize in the things we love are rare, indeed. Originally founded in new york as a book auction house, we hold regular specialized sales devoted to books, printed material and manuscripts. Lowry, the current president, joined swann in 1995 as head of the vintage posters department. Sarojini naidu, complete galley proof of her book the broken wing signed and with several holograph pages and an autograph letter signed to writer edmund gosse, 1916.
Swann galleries was founded in new york in 1941 by antiquarian book dealer benjamin swann as an auction house specializing in rare and antiquarian books. Swann galleries is a new york city auction house founded in 1941. Rare book hub rare books, book auctions, antiquarian book. Browse unique items for sale online from swann auction galleries. Swann galleries is an auction house of collectors, for collectors. They hold auctions of art prints, ranging from old masters to contemporary art. Or, click on any venue name to drill down to more information about the whens and wheres of their sales. Now swann auction galleries has announced it will offer one of the earliest complete sets, in its original binding, at auction on october 18. Compiled by curtis from 190730, the 20 volumes of text, accompanied by 20 folios of largeformat photogravures, document the lives and customs of the native american tribes. The rare book hub offers tools for the book collector and bookseller, especially old and rare books, antique or antiquarian books, hard to find, out of print, and collectible collectable books. Swann galleries 104 e 25th st fl 6, new york, new york 10010 rated 4. Illustration art bringing down the house at swann galleries. Swann auction galleries 2083 prices 490 auction price. Swann galleries was founded in 1941 as an auction house specializing in rare books, and today is the largest specialist auctioneers of works on paper in the.
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On february 14, 1952, swann galleries held the first auction in the u. Swann galleries auction new york city auctions posters rare. Anne and margot franks copy of grimms fairy tales aus grimms marchen, signed and inscribed by anne frank, with margot franks ink owner stamp, vienna, 1925, inscription amsterdam, circa 1940. Post card from swann galleries advertising an ephemera auction.
Swann auction galleries have been a part of new york since 1941 and their auctions attract buyers from around the globe. Search our upcoming catalogs for important fine art, rare antiques, asian art, estate jewelry, and collectibles from premier houses all around the world. Until 29 march 2004, it was bloomsbury book auctions. Originally founded as a new york book auction house, we hold regular specialized sales devoted to books, printed material and manuscripts.
The stars at swann galleries autographs auction posted on march 5, 2019 an extraordinary run of material by diana, princess of wales, includes a group of six autograph letters signed to her friend, the editor of british vogue and harpers bazaar, elizabeth tilberis. His auctions offer unusual material from the eighteenth century and earlier, and often include medical. With material from jane austen, graham greene, abraham. Pba galleries auctioneers and appraisers of rare books.
No one knows this better than the specialists at swann galleries, the auction house on east 25 th street in manhattan that specializes in prints and drawings, maps and atlases, photographs, and other works that are often of special interest to graphic designers and illustrators. Nov 28, 2010 212 25 104 e 25th st new york, ny 10010. Swann galleries was founded in 1941 as an auction house specializing in rare books, and today is the largest specialist auctioneers of works on paper in the world. Partlyprinted document signed, as president, appointing c. Auctioneers and appraisers swann auction galleries in. Swann auction galleries new york, ny bid online at invaluable. Tobias abeloff is swann galleries longestserving specialist. Swann was founded as a book auction house and continues to hold general and singleowner book sales in a variety of fields. Swann auction galleries new york citys oldest specialty auction. Click on the magnifying glass below to jump to an auction house on this page. Swann galleries is a thirdgeneration family business.1565 1440 547 163 1368 699 1593 438 791 819 1220 147 30 621 130 1218 1208 1116 586 1488 160 471 602 542 1456 1535 1418 755 1353 957 931 973 1000 826 415 905 709 269 165 773