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San Francisco, CA, United States
DoneSun, Feb 11, 2018 4:00 PM GMT

Rare Books & Manuscripts

Join us for this special sale, Sunday morning during the ABAA (Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America) Book Fair in Pasadena, California. The sale will be held at 8:00 am in the Cordova room of the Pasadena Sheraton, 303 East Cordova Street, just next door to the Pasadena Convention Center and the 51st California International Antiquarian Book Fair. The first half of the auction will be PBA's offering of Rare Books & Manuscripts, with the second part devoted to books donated by ABAA members to benefit the Antiquarian Booksellers' Benevolent Fund which was established to benefit all booksellers in times of distress. The descriptions of the books are by the donor members, and we have worked with them on setting fair estimates for the wide range of fine material. As always, there will be full provisions for absentee, phone, and online bidding. One hundred and thirteen select lots of rare and valuable books, manuscripts and photographs, plus one hundred and nine interesting and collectible books donated by members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America to be sold for the benefit of the Antiquarian Booksellers Benevolent Fund. The offerings range from a magnificent 17th century illustrated alchemy manuscript to important high spots of literature, landmarks of science and medicine, stunning color plate books, historical archives, rare early printings, illustrated books, and much more.