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Howard Chandler Christy World War I poster, est. $300-$500

Historical American documents featured in Turner’s Aug. 20 Books & Ephemera sale

 Howard Chandler Christy World War I poster, est. $300-$500


Howard Chandler Christy World War I poster, est. $300-$500

SAN FRANCISCO – Turner Auctions + Appraisals will stage a sale titled Books & Ephemera, including Historical Documents from the Chapman Family of Connecticut, on Saturday, August 20, starting at 10:30 am Pacific time. Featuring more than 220 lots from the 17th to the 20th centuries, the auction includes antique and vintage books on many subjects and in diverse languages. There is also a wide selection of works on paper that spans engravings, vintage photographs, maps, war posters, lithographs and artworks. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Inscribed Book Club Edition of Stephen King’s ‘The Dead Zone,’ est. $300-$400

Modern and contemporary classic books offered at Potter & Potter, July 21

Inscribed Book Club Edition of Stephen King’s ‘The Dead Zone,’ est. $300-$400

Inscribed Book Club Edition of Stephen King’s ‘The Dead Zone,’ est. $300-$400

CHICAGO – Potter & Potter Auctions will hold a Fine Books and Manuscripts Sale on Thursday, July 21, starting at 10 am Central time. The online-only auction includes a full range of titles and authors spanning numerous centuries and categories, collections of hard-boiled fiction and modern literature, and signed volumes by noted authors. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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1652 map of Italy signed by Nicolai Ioannis Visscher, est. $1,500-$2,000

Jasper52 offers antique maps, books and more, July 13

1652 map of Italy signed by Nicolai Ioannis Visscher, est. $1,500-$2,000

1652 map of Italy signed by Nicolai Ioannis Visscher, est. $1,500-$2,000

NEW YORK – On Wednesday, July 13, starting at 7 pm Eastern time, Jasper52 will hold a sale titled 15th-19th Century Antique Books Collection, which delivers exactly that – books published between the 15th and 19th centuries, with a few maps and posters mixed in. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Kelmscott Press printing of ‘The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer,’ est. $70,000-$100,000

Kelmscott Press Chaucer an exciting entry to PBA Galleries’ June 2 sale

 Kelmscott Press printing of ‘The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer,’ est. $70,000-$100,000


Kelmscott Press printing of ‘The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer,’ est. $70,000-$100,000

BERKELEY, Calif. – PBA Galleries announces an auction of Rare Books & Manuscripts to be held Thursday, June 2. The sale comprises a selection of more than 200 lots of rare and significant books, with manuscript material dating from the 14th through 20th centuries. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Nicolino Calyo, ‘View of the Schuylkill River & Fairmount Park Water Works,’ est. $100,000-$150,000

John Hancock letter, Calyo painting headline Freeman’s May 3-4 sales

Nicolino Calyo, ‘View of the Schuylkill River & Fairmount Park Water Works,’ est. $100,000-$150,000

Nicolino Calyo, ‘View of the Schuylkill River & Fairmount Park Water Works,’ est. $100,000-$150,000

PHILADELPHIA — Freeman’s spring auction season is led by an American Furniture, Folk and Decorative Arts auction scheduled for Tuesday, May 3, and a Books and Manuscripts auction taking place Wednesday, May 4. From manuscripts and documents to silver, furniture, art and design objects, these two sales bring the best of early American culture, politics and artistic production to market. Absentee and Internet live bidding for both sales will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Presentation copy of The Great Gatsby, est. $30,000-$50,000

20th C. classic books are page-turners at April 26 Potter & Potter sale

Left, presentation copy of The Great Gatsby, est. $30,000-$50,000; Right, first edition of The Maltese Falcon, est. $8,000-$12,000

Left, presentation copy of The Great Gatsby, est. $30,000-$50,000; Right, first edition of The Maltese Falcon in its original dust jacket, est. $8,000-$12,000

CHICAGO – Potter & Potter Auctions will hold a 239-lot Fine Literature and Modern Firsts sale on Tuesday, April 26 starting at 10 am Central time. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Science fiction and children’s books triumph at PBA Galleries

Left, first edition of Children of Dune signed by Frank Herbert, $3,437; Right, first edition of Ferdinand the Bull in its dust jacket, $4,375

Left, first edition of Children of Dune signed by Frank Herbert, which sold for $3,437; Right, first edition of Ferdinand the Bull in its dust jacket, which achieved $4,375

BERKELEY, Calif. – PBA Galleries‘ Fine Literature Sale 757, held on March 24, was a solid success. It featured more than 400 lots that included important literature from the 19th and 20th centuries, scarce works from the counterculture and the Beat Generation, as well as a large selection of the works of Charles Bukowski.

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First American edition, first state copy of ‘The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,’ $21,600

Works by Ethan Allen, Mark Twain were bestsellers at Potter & Potter sale

L-R: First American edition, first state copy of ‘The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,’ $21,600; Ethan Allen’s 1779 memoir, $78,000; May 1965 copy of Ebony magazine signed and inscribed by Dr. Martin Luther King, $13,200

L-R: First American edition, first state copy of ‘The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,’ $21,600; Ethan Allen’s 1779 memoir, $78,000; May 1965 copy of Ebony magazine signed and inscribed by Dr. Martin Luther King, $13,200

CHICAGO – Potter and Potter‘s 620-lot Fine Books and Manuscripts, Including Americana sale, held on February 26, was a best seller in all regards, with classics by Mark Twain and Arthur Conan Doyle performing markedly well.

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‘Women’ by Bukowski with an original signed oil painting by the author, plus ‘Loving and Hating Charles Bukowski’ by Linda King, est. $4,000-$6,000

Bukowski book offered with art by the author at PBA, March 24

‘Women’ by Bukowski with an original signed oil painting by the author, plus ‘Loving and Hating Charles Bukowski’ by Linda King, est. $4,000-$6,000

‘Women’ by Bukowski with an original signed oil painting by the author, plus ‘Loving and Hating Charles Bukowski’ by Linda King, est. $4,000-$6,000

BERKELEY, Calif. – PBA Galleries will hold an auction titled Fine Literature – Beats, the Counterculture and Bukowski on Tuesday, March 24. The sale comprises more than 400 lots of fine literature and ephemera, featuring scarce works from the counterculture and the Beat Generation as well as a large selection of Charles Bukowski, including a number of signed typescript poems. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Land Ordinance of 1785, $201,600

Land Ordinance of 1785 closes the books at $200K at Freeman’s

Land Ordinance of 1785, $201,600

Land Ordinance of 1785, $201,600

PHILADELPHIA — Freeman’s inaugural auction of its 2022 season, Books and Manuscripts, was led by the sale of a Land Ordinance of 1785, which far exceeded its presale estimate of $80,000-$120,000 to achieve $201,600. The February 17 auction featured an impressive 98% sell-through rate.

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