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Complete set of William Pickering’s ‘Book of Common Prayer,’ est. $3,000-$5,000

PBA Galleries offers strong books & manuscripts lineup Dec. 2

Complete set of William Pickering’s ‘Book of Common Prayer,’ est. $3,000-$5,000

Complete set of William Pickering’s ‘Book of Common Prayer,’ est. $3,000-$5,000

BERKELEY, Calif. – PBA Galleries announced it will hold an auction of Antiquarian Books on December 2. The sale comprises nearly 250 lots featuring children’s books, works from the golden age of illustration, posters, decorative and graphic arts, and antiquarian books. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Complete first octavo edition of John James Audubon’s Birds of America, est. $60,000-$90,000

Birds of America set to soar at PBA Galleries Nov. 18 sale

Complete first octavo edition of John James Audubon’s Birds of America, est. $60,000-$90,000

Complete first octavo edition of John James Audubon’s Birds of America, est. $60,000-$90,000

BERKELEY, Calif. – PBA Galleries will hold an auction of Rare Books with Science, Medicine and Natural History on November 18. The sale features more than 240 lots of rare and important books, manuscripts and related materials, with a large portion focused on medicine, science, and natural history. In addition, there is a significant collection of works by or about Winston S. Churchill; important early printings of the classics of literature and history; striking illustrated and color plate books; and gripping accounts of travel and exploration. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Theodor Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss, ‘Starfish,’ est. $3,000-$5,000

Dr. Seuss drawings headline PBA Galleries Nov. 4 auction

Theodor Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss, ‘Starfish,’ est. $3,000-$5,000

Theodor Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss, ‘Starfish,’ est. $3,000-$5,000

BERKELEY, Calif. – PBA Galleries announced it will hold an auction of Art, Illustration & Dr. Seuss – British Prime Ministers – Antiquarian Books on November 4. The sale features more than 250 lots featuring works of art and photography, fine press, finely bound books, with scarce and antiquarian books. Highlights include a collection of works by Sandow Birk, a midcentury artist’s book featuring work by Joan Mitchell, bindings by Donald Glaister, signed photography books by Ansel Adams, and a film magazine on Casablanca from American-occupied postwar Japan. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Amazing Fantasy #15, featuring the debut appearance of Spider-Man, est. $10,000-$15,000

PBA Galleries celebrates comic books with Oct. 28 auction

Set of three original EC GhouLunatic photos, est. $1,000-$1,500

Set of three original EC GhouLunatic photos, est. $1,000-$1,500

BERKELEY, Calif. – PBA Galleries will hold an auction of Comic Books: Pre-Code Horror, Golden Age, Silver Age & Undergrounds on October 28th. The sale features 400 lots of comics with emphasis on pre-Code horror, Golden Age (including rare giveaways), Silver Age Marvels, and key Undergrounds. The sale features hundreds of CGC-certified books, including some seldom-seen rarities. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Illustration from the 1973 limited edition of the ‘Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam,’ inscribed by illustrator Susan Allix, est. $4,000-$6,000

PBA Galleries presents exquisite rare books Oct. 21

Illustration from the 1973 limited edition of the ‘Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam,’ inscribed by illustrator Susan Allix, est. $4,000-$6,000

Illustration from the 1973 limited edition of the ‘Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam,’ est. $4,000-$6,000

BERKELEY, Calif. – PBA Galleries will hold an auction of Fine Literature with Bukowski, Beats & the Counterculture on October 21. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Circa-1860 Zouave clipper ship card, est. $1,500-$2,500

Clipper ship cards, Captain Cook & more at PBA Galleries Oct. 7

Circa-1860 Zouave clipper ship card, est. $1,500-$2,500

Circa-1860 Zouave clipper ship card, est. $1,500-$2,500

BERKELEY, Calif. – PBA Galleries will hold a 475-lot auction titled Americana – Travel & Exploration – World History – Cartography on October 7. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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1906 promotional circular for Searchlight, Nevada, est. $2,000-$3,000

PBA offers Americana, space, travel, history & maps, Aug. 19

1906 promotional circular for Searchlight, Nevada, est. $2,000-$3,000

1906 promotional circular for Searchlight, Nevada, est. $2,000-$3,000

BERKELEY, Calif. – PBA Galleries announced its Americana, Space, Travel, History, Maps auction to be held on August 19. Its catalog includes nearly 600 lots ranging from scarce local histories to the science and valor that put men and women into space and to the moon. There is much material on California from the time of the gold rush to the creation of the freeways of today; a large selection on the African American experience, from the struggles against slavery to the movements of the 1960s and the Black Panthers; Mexico; Cookery; Hawaii; U.S. Presidents; Texas, and more, with sections on space exploration; travel and world history; and maps. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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American Girl doll Molly, signed and numbered by creator Pleasant Rowland, estimated at $6,000-$9,000

Artist-signed original American Girl dolls tapped for PBA auction, July 8

American Girl doll Molly, signed and numbered by creator Pleasant Rowland, estimated at $6,000-$9,000

American Girl doll Molly, signed and numbered by creator Pleasant Rowland, estimated at $6,000-$9,000

BERKELEY, Calif. – PBA Galleries has announced a valuable collection of original American Girl dolls will be included in the Elite Americana & Rare Cartography sale scheduled for July 8. PBA Galleries is offering each of the five original dolls: Kirsten, Molly, Samantha, Felicity, and Addy, signed and numbered number one by Pleasant Rowland. Each doll comes with a hardcover copy of her book or booklet as well as a certificate of authenticity. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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A color illustration from The Royal & Ancient Game of Golf, estimated at $2,000-$3,000

Fore! PBA Galleries’ May 13 sale tees up golf books, memorabilia

A color illustration from The Royal & Ancient Game of Golf, estimated at $2,000-$3,000

Color illustration from The Royal & Ancient Game of Golf, estimated at $2,000-$3,000

BERKELEY, Calif. – PBA Galleries will stage an auction of Fine Golf Books & Memorabilia on May 13. The catalog includes more than 340 lots that showcase the game of golf from its origins in Scotland to its current state across the fairways of the world. Included is signed correspondence from presidents of the United States, rules for caddies, ephemera, photographs signed by the greats of the game, and much more. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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