Swann galleries book auctions

He was named principal auctioneer in 1998, and president in january 2001. Swann was founded as a book auction house and continues to hold general and singleowner book sales in a variety of fields. These auctions offer unusual material from the eighteenth century and earlier, and often include medical, scientific and travel books extending into the modern period. 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. 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. 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. Search past and upcoming auctions at swann auction galleries, new york, new york, usa. Illustration art bringing down the house at swann galleries. 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. Autographs november 9, 2004 auction catalogue swann galleries on. Auction houses that specialize in the things we love are rare, indeed.

Swann auction galleries new york, ny bid online at invaluable. Swann auction galleries 2083 prices 490 auction price. See 490 prices and auction results for swann auction galleries 2083 on thu, jun 15, 2006 by swann galleries, inc. Shop on invaluable to search by category, price and more to find what you love. Our may 5 autographs auction featured anne and margot franks copy of grimms fairy tales aus grimms marchen, signed by the young diarist. His auctions offer unusual material from the eighteenth century and earlier, and often include medical. On march 27, 1942, benjamin swann held an auction dedicated to rare and antiquarian books. Pba galleries auctioneers and appraisers of rare books. 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. Swann galleries is an auction house of collectors, for collectors.

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 was founded in new york in 1941 by antiquarian book dealer benjamin swann as an. Autographs include a number of uncommon items by world leaders, including a document in which napoleon, by adding his signature, confers the title of cavalier. Bonhams england bonhams new york book guild of portsmouth. New york citybased swann auction galleries is a familyowned business, priding themselves on authenticity and approachability while adding an element of education and fun to auctions. Search our upcoming catalogs for important fine art, rare antiques, asian art, estate jewelry, and collectibles from premier houses all around the world. Also covers rare book auctions, manuscripts, ephemera, broadsides, maps, prints, posters, bibliography, first editions, incunabula and catalogs. Lowry, the current president, joined swann in 1995 as head of the vintage posters department. 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. Swann auction galleries new york citys oldest specialty. Originally founded in new york as a book auction house, we hold regular specialized sales devoted to books, printed material and manuscripts.

They hold auctions of art prints, ranging from old masters to contemporary art. Visit swann galleries news for updates on goingson at the auction house, and follow swann on facebook, twitter, instagram, tumblr and youtube. Swann auction galleries is an auction house based in new york, specializing in rare books, manuscripts, posters and works of art on paper. Contemporary art 2250 june 9, 2011 swann auction galleries on. Swann galleries is a new york city auction house founded in 1941. Under the direction of vice president daile kaplan, the department remains committed to innovation in the medium by introducing new genres, including the first sales dedicated to photobooks and vernacular photographs in 2006 and 2014, respectively. Autograph book including inscriptions by noted early africanamerican orators moses roper and peter williams. Now swann auction galleries has announced it will offer one of the earliest complete sets, in its original binding, at auction on october 18. Edward s curtis the north american indian sale at swann. Use our app to browse upcoming auctions, register for a sale, bid live and in advance, and track. Swann galleries specializes in antique and vintage print media including posters, autographs, antique and vintage maps as well as rare books and publications. Swann galleries 104 e 25th st fl 6, new york, new york 10010 rated 4. Africanamerican art from the johnson publishing company.

About\r\nswann galleries was founded in 1941 as an auction house specializing in rare books. The company has separate specialist departments for books, autographs and. Browse unique items for sale online from swann auction galleries. On february 14, 1952, swann galleries held the first auction in the u. The sale will also contain a selection of art, press and illustrated books, including limitededition livres dartiste, more material from the sackner collection. Auctioneers and appraisers swann auction galleries in.

Since then, swann galleries has become the largest specialist auctioneer of works on paper in the world. Lowrynow chairman of the companybecame president and principal auctioneer in 1970 upon the retirement of founder benjamin swann. As one of the founding fathers of modern photography, edward steichens influence is extraordinarily farreaching. Swann auction galleries have been a part of new york since 1941 and their auctions attract buyers from around the globe. Swann galleries was founded in 1941 as an auction house specializing in rare books. 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. As a bibliophile expands their collection, they gain a feel for auction house and booksellers catalogues, which often include terminology that may seem arcane. Swann galleries is a thirdgeneration family business. Originally founded as a new york book auction house, we hold regular specialized sales devoted to books, printed material and manuscripts. Swann galleries auction new york city auctions posters rare.

Posts about swann galleries written by conjuring books. It is a specialist auctioneer of antique and rare works on paper, and it is considered the oldest continually operating new york specialist auction house. Partlyprinted document signed, as president, appointing c. Browse and bid live, get push alerts on auction day and for new catalogues. Early printed books 25 posts swann auction galleries. Swann auction galleries new york citys oldest specialty auction. With material from jane austen, graham greene, abraham. Until 29 march 2004, it was bloomsbury book auctions. Guest book for the yacht nayada containing over 50 signatures or autograph inscriptions signed, by notable guests. 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. Tobias abeloff is swann galleries longestserving specialist. George lowry acquired the business and became president in 1970 upon mr. Click on the magnifying glass below to jump to an auction house on this page. We started out as a rare book house and have steadily expanded.

Or, click on any venue name to drill down to more information about the whens and wheres of their sales. 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 is new yorks oldest continually operating specialty auction house. Nov 28, 2010 212 25 104 e 25th st new york, ny 10010.

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