The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Tuesday, July 23, 2019


Books and manuscripts from aviation to exploration to be sold by Hindman LLC
Wilbur Wright (1867-1912) and Orville Wright (1871-1948). Photograph signed ("Orville Wright" "Wilbur Wright"). Taken by James H. ("Jimmy") Hare, stamped on verso with pencil annotations: "Orville Wright making first 1 hour flight at Fort Myer, Sept. 9, 1908. Estimate: $8,000-12,000.


CHICAGO, IL.- Hindman LLC announces the May 1 Fine Books and Manuscripts auction, featuring significant collections of presidential and first lady free frank covers, important aviation manuscripts, and a selection of science and medical books. These sessions, along with additional items in the categories of literature, including a collection of works by Dickens, artist’s books, travel and exploration, and other exceptional Americana, books and manuscripts will be offered in the auction and on preview in Chicago from April 26 to April 30.

The collection of free frank covers most significantly features notes from George and Martha Washington. The free frank note from Mrs. Washington (estimated at $30,000 - $40,000) is exceptionally rare, as she died shortly after her franking privileges were granted. This example is one of only four of her franking signatures that are known to exist. The cover from George Washington dates to the year 1779, when he was serving as commander of the Continental Army, and has a presale estimate at $4,000 - $6,000. Additional franking signatures from James Monroe, Dwight Eisenhower, Jacqueline Kennedy, Julia Grant, and Sarah Polk will be offered in the sale.

Significant aviation materials to be featured include a signed photograph of Orville and Wilbur Wright and the certificate of incorporation for the Wright Company. The signed photograph of Orville Wright in flight is one of only three known examples with the signatures of both Orville and Wilbur to appear at auction in the last 40 years (estimated at $8,000 - $12,000). It was taken at Fort Myer, Virginia, in 1908, while Orville Wright completed the first ever hour-long flight. The certificate of incorporation for the Wright Company, a founding document in the history of aviation signed by Orville and Wilbur Wright and their business partners, will also be offered at an estimate of $20,000 - $30,000.

Highlights from the session of science and medical books include an early edition of Galileo’s Systema cosmicum, and a rare copy of Alhazen’s OpticaeThesaurus...eiusdem liber de Crepusculis & Nubium ascensionibus, a foundational work in the fields of optics and vision (estimate $18,000 - $25,000).

“Our May 1 Fine Books and Manuscripts auction includes a number of fine objects representing a strong cross-section of the books, manuscripts and Americana markets, and we’re honored to bring these highlights to market,” said Gretchen Hause, Director of Fine Books and Manuscripts at Hindman LLC.

The May 1 auction follows a successful series of sales for the department. The department opened their 2019 season in March with Part II of The Adventure & Exploration Library of Steve Fossett, during which several department records were broken. The auction was the second part of the single-owner sale of the library belonging to the record setting explorer, known for his achievements in aeronautics, mountaineering, racing and boating. The March 15 sale achieved a sell-through rate of 100%.The library as a whole realized over $890,000, making it the most valuable collection the Fine Books and Manuscripts department has handled.





Today's News

April 16, 2019

'Paris is disfigured': Tears and shock as Notre-Dame burns

Alte Pinakothek exhibits 75 of the finest paintings by the most eminent 'Caravaggisti'

Books and manuscripts from aviation to exploration to be sold by Hindman LLC

Harvard Art Museums receive significant gift of Otto Piene sketchbooks from Elizabeth Goldring

LACMA announces eight new acquisitions during the 33rd Annual Collectors Committee Weekend

Trix the T. rex arrives in Glasgow

Shout it from the Rooftops! Palmer Museum's dynamic annual Gala planned for Saturday, May 18

Bauhaus School & Moon Landing anniversaries celebrated in Sotheby's Prints & Multiples Auction

Bertoia's Spring Signature Sale rings up $2.3 million

Phillips announces an auction presented with gallerist and collector Peter Fetterman

Artpace spring resident artists open new exhibitions

White Cube opens an exhibition of new sculptures by David Altmejd

Exhibition at Ballroom Marfa features works by Beatriz Cortez, Candice Lin, and Fernando Palma Rodríguez

Art Cologne 2019: Strong sales and successful new layout

Ponti Art Gallery presents Italian and European masterpieces from 18th century to 20th century

Ludwig Muzeum celebrates 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus with exhibition

IU Eskenazi Museum of Art hires Elliot Reichert as its first Curator of Contemporary Art

Prinseps announces upcoming Modern and Contemporary Indian art auction

The Museum of Chinese in America awarded $2.3 million capital grant towards building acquisition

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art announces Chief Curator

First exhibition on the East Coast of Les Colombes on view at The Episcopal Church of the Heavenly Rest

Trabert & Hoeffer announces closing, consignment partnership with Hindman LLC

Arts+Leisure opens an exhibition of recent paintings by Emilia Olsen

Palace House appoints Professor Steven Parissien as its new Chief Executive

Why Does A Piano Must Be Moved By Hiring A Piano Moving Company

Football Gambling is Favorite Gambling Games

Tips for Winning Real Money QQ Online Jackpot

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Original 'Star Wars' creators lift lid on special effects challenges

2.- Lost '$170 million Caravaggio' snapped up before French auction

3.- Mansell's 'Red Five' on pole for Bonhams sale

4.- Impressionism's 'forgotten woman' shines in new Paris show

5.- Sotheby's to auction the best-surviving NASA videotape recordings of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing

6.- Exhibition explores Dutch and Spanish painting of the 16th and 17th centuries

7.- Cyprus discovers 'first undisturbed Roman shipwreck'

8.- Sotheby's unveils 'Treasures from Chatsworth' with Leonardo Da Vinci drawing, Lucian Freud portraits, and more

9.- Infamous botched art restoration in Spain gets makeover

10.- 1958 Gibson Flying V Korina played by Dave Davies to grab center stage in Heritage Auctions' sale



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez


Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org avemariasound.org juncodelavega.com facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful