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Berlin, Germany
DoneWed, Apr 14, 2010 1:00 PM GMT

Valuable Books, Autographs, Decor. Prints

95. Book Auction, April 14-17, 2010

Wed, April 14 (#1-390):
The "Decorative Prints" section consists of individual maps, portraits, genre scenes as well as flora and fauna prints.

Thu, April 15 (#401-1192):
Manuscripts, incunabula and 16th century prints comprise the "Valuable and Rare Books" catalogue which begins with the section "Geography". Atlases such as Hohmanns World Atlas or Delisles Atlas Russicus are among the rarities offered.

Fri, April 16 (#1401-1902):
The "Literature" catalogue contains important works of world literature such as Christophe de Savigny’s "Tableaux accomplis", the first synoptical system developed to depict the sciences. An exceptionally large array of valuable and rare children’s books is also being offered.

Fri (#2001-2305):
Among the most valuable objects of the 300 lot Autograph auction is a large group of artist’s letters by Gunter Boehmer, a collection of illustrated manuscripts and letters by Hermann Hesse as well as a series of early, partially illustrated letters by Henri Matisse. Two Berlin guest books of the 20th century with entries by famous contemporaries are vivid examples of Berlin’ cultural heyday before 1933.

Fri (#2401-2786) and Sat (#2787-3368):
The "Modern Literature" section offers several highlights of 20th century book illustration, including works by Jean Arp, Pablo Picasso, Joan Miro, Richard Tuttle as well as valuable single books by Auguste Renoir, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (PAN) and Marc Chagall. Several very rare titles with illustrations by George Grosz and a large selection of dedication copies (such as Hermann Broch and Kurt Tucholsky) round off the selection.

Sat, April 17 (#3501-3903):
The richly illustrated special catalogue "Historical Posters" offers 400 posters from 1880-1980 which show the development of advertising art from its beginnings up to the recent past.