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Berlin, Germany
DoneFri, Oct 22, 2010 9:00 AM GMT

Valuable Books, Autographs, Decor. Prints

96th Book Auction, Oct 20-23, 2010 --- Wed, Oct 20 (#1-340): The "Decorative Prints" section consists of individual maps, portraits, genre and jewish scenes as well as flora and fauna prints. --- Wed, Oct 20 (6am PT: #401-956) + Thu, Oct 21 (#956-1433): Manuscripts, incunabula and 16th century prints comprise the "Valuable and Rare Books" catalogue which begins with the section "Geography". Atlases are among the rarities offered. --- Thu, Oct 21 (6am PT: #1501-1988): The "Literature" catalogue contains important works of world literature. An exceptionally large array of valuable and rare children's books is also being offered. --- Fri, Oct 22 (#2001-2391): Among the most valuable objects of the Autograph auction is a group of artist's letters as well as a series of early, partially illustrated letters by Henri Matisse. --- Fri, Oct 22 (6am PT: #3601-3923): The works of best-selling author Karl May (1842-1912) have reached a worldwide edition of over 200 million copies today and are available in 42 languages. The great popularity of this writer and the enormous amount of printed products have made the few existing original pieces, such as autographs or drafts for illustrations, extremely valuable. For the first time in the history of the reception of Karl May, collectors, critics and connoisseurs are presented with over 250 original illustrations of the Fehsenfeld illustrated travel stories together with a selection of first editions and autographs. Magnificent gouaches and detailed ink drawings bring to life the heroes and villains surrounding the first-person narrators of his stories. --- Sat, Oct 23 (#2501-3393): The "Modern Literature" section offers several highlights of 20th century book illustration, including works by Jean Arp, Pablo Picasso, Joan Miro as well as valuable single books by Auguste Renoir, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and Marc Chagall. Several very rare titles with illustrations by George Grosz.