First editions, scarce posters stand out in Jasper52 auctions Sept. 16-17

NEW YORK – Jasper52 will conduct a trio of auctions featuring books and ephemera on Saturday, Sept. 16, and Sunday, Sept. 17, respectively. Some of the books are signed first editions. Advertising poster are a major attraction in in Sunday’s ephemera auction. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

Larry McMurtry’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Lonesome Dove is among the stars of the Literature and Editions Books Auction, which begins at 3 p.m. Eastern time on Saturday. The first state, first edition is signed by the author on the front flyleaf.


first editions

Larry McMurtry, Lonesome Dove, signed first edition, first state, 1985, est. $700-$800


Though not a first, a 40th Anniversary Edition of To Kill a Mockingbird signed by author Harper Lee is certain to attract much attention.


first editions

Harper Lee, To Kill A Mockingbird, 1999 40th anniversary edition signed by author, est. $400-$500


Memorable images by Annie Liebovitz, who began her illustrious career, as a staff photographer of Rolling Stone magazine, fill her book titled Photographs 1970-1990. Liebovitz signed the title page of this first edition, first printing coffee table book, which is included in the Jasper52 auction of Art, History and Reference Books.

Another desirable book is Louise Saunders’ Knave of Hearts, which is illustrated by Maxfield Parrish.
This is the Charles Scribner’s Sons 1925 first edition in spiral binding. All plates are present, bright and in remarkable condition. It also is included in the Art, History and Reference Books Auction, which begins Saturday at 2 p.m. Eastern Time.


first editions

Louise Saunders, The Knave of Hearts, illustrated by Maxfield Parrish, Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1925, first edition in spiral binding, est. $500-$600


More than a dozen advertising and event posters are included in the Jasper52 auction session titled 19th-20th Century Historic Ephemera Pop Culture, which will begin on Sunday at 10 a.m. Eastern. A classic bus/streetcar-size poster advertising Wrigley’s Juicy Fruit chewing gum is a stone lithograph. The 1940s poster by Otis Shepard, a highly regarded American illustrator and artist for the Wrigley family and their companies, depicts a youthful, suntanned couple at the beach.


first editions

Wrigley’s Juicy Fruit Chewing Gum bus/streetcar poster, circa 1940s, est. $1,200-$1,500


Formula One racing fans will be keeping their eyes a poster for the 1970 Monaco Grand Prix. Michael Turner’s color stone lithograph juxtaposes the beauty of sailing with the exhilaration of
road-course racing.


first editions

Monaco Grand Prix May 9-10 poster, 1970, est. $1,200-$1,500


The historic ephemera in the sale also includes photos, letters and vintage manuals.