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1967 poster for the Grateful Dead, signed by designer Bob Fried, estimated at $4,000-$6,000

Counterculture marches to its own drum at PBA Galleries, Dec. 1

1967 poster for the Grateful Dead, signed by designer Bob Fried, estimated at $4,000-$6,000

1967 poster for the Grateful Dead, estimated at $4,000-$6,000

BERKELEY, Calif. – On Tuesday, December 1, PBA Galleries will host an auction with more than 450 lots of fine literature and ephemera, featuring scarce works from the counterculture and the Beat Generation, plus a large section of rock and psychedelic posters. Also included are editions from Charles Bukowski, many with original artwork, as well as large samplings of the works of Ray Bradbury, John Steinbeck, Ernest Hemingway and other major voices of 20th-century literature. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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‘North American Herpetology’ by John Edwards Holbrook, estimated at $10,000-$15,000

Science and history legends gather at PBA Galleries, Nov. 17

‘North American Herpetology’ by John Edwards Holbrook, estimated at $10,000-$15,000

Color plate from ‘North American Herpetology’ by John Edwards Holbrook, estimated at $10,000-$15,000

BERKELEY, Calif. – On Thursday, November 17, PBA Galleries will host a Rare Books & Manuscripts sale with more than 250 lots of valuable and interesting books in all fields, with select manuscript material and other rarities. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers. Dating from the 14th to the 21st centuries, the items range from early editions of Don Quixote to imaginative artists’ books from the past decade, as well as striking color plate books from the 19th century, shelves of finely bound literary sets, fine printing from the Arion Press and others, science and medical works spanning more than 400 years, illustrated books, natural history, astronomy and photography.

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The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks by David A. Embury, estimated at $1,200-$1,800

Cheers! Mid-century mixed drinks book served at PBA Galleries, Nov. 3

 The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks by David A. Embury, Estimate: $1,200-$1,800


The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks by David A. Embury, estimated at $1,200-$1,800

BERKELEY, Calif. – On Thursday, November 3, PBA Galleries will host an auction with nearly 450 lots of illustrated books, children’s books, posters and works of graphic design, books on food and drink, and a wide selection of golf titles. Featured are examples from the golden age of illustration; posters from the 1890s to the 1960s, with more recent work by David Lance Goines; a large selection of cocktail manuals; and for those who take their potations at the 19th hole, golf. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Tale of hot air balloon flight could float to top of PBA Galleries sale, Oct. 20

Earliest account of the first hot air balloon voyage, 1783-1784, estimated at $2,000-$3,000

Earliest account of the first hot air balloon voyage, 1783-1784, estimated at $2,000-$3,000

BERKELEY, Calif. – On Thursday, October 20, PBA Galleries will host a sale with nearly 450 lots of materials on history, exploration, conflict, cultural development, social progress and technical innovation, both in the Americas and around the globe. Included are books, manuscripts, maps, prints, views, photographs and ephemera. Explorers by sea and land are joined by those in the sky, with aviators and lighter-than-air pioneers. And for collectors of California, there are selections from the Zamorano Eighty. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Let PBA Galleries fill your bookshelves with American greats, Sept. 22

 

F. Scott Fitzgerald, ‘Tender is the Night: A Romance,’ first printing in the original jacket, est. $5,000-$8,000

F. Scott Fitzgerald, ‘Tender is the Night: A Romance,’ first printing in the original jacket, est. $5,000-$8,000

BERKELEY, Calif. – On Thursday, September 22, PBA Galleries will host a sale with more than 500 lots of fine literature and ephemera. It will feature scarce works from the counterculture and the Beat Generation, including a large section of rock and psychedelic posters as well as editions from Charles Bukowski, many with original artwork, and a large sampling of the works of Ray Bradbury, John Steinbeck and William Faulkner. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Charles Darwin, ‘On the Origin of Species,’ second edition, second issue, est. $20,000-$30,000

Masterworks of science and religion appear at PBA Galleries, Sept. 8

Charles Darwin, ‘On the Origin of Species,’ second edition, second issue, est. $20,000-$30,000

Charles Darwin, ‘On the Origin of Species,’ second edition, second issue, described as a “superb” copy, est. $20,000-$30,000

BERKELEY, Calif. – On Thursday, September 8, PBA Galleries will host a sale with 107 lots of rare, valuable, important and profoundly interesting material in all fields. These range from a first edition of the King James Bible to the foundation of Game Theory, with classics from Homer, Aristotle, Virgil and the pre-Socratic philosophers. Landmarks of science by Kepler, Darwin and Einstein are also available, as well as travels through the interiors of North and South America, manuscripts and ephemeral printings from Mexico, finely bound sets and high spots of literature. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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1920s fashion drawings, vintage posters and more at PBA Galleries, Aug. 25

Collection of 1920s fashion designs by Louise Lamotte, est. $4,000-$6,000

Collection of 1920s fashion designs by Louise Lamotte, est. $4,000-$6,000

BERKELEY, Calif.  – On Thursday, August 25, PBA Galleries will host a sale of Antiquarian Books with Fine Press and Fine Bindings, with more than 350 lots from the private press movement, fine bindings, fore-edge painted books, posters, graphic arts and antiquarian books. Featured are choice selections of chromolithography, pochoir and a wonderful collection of early color lithograph posters from the great poster craze of the late 19th century. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Gutzon Borglum-inscribed original gelatin silver photograph of the construction of Mount Rushmore, est. $1,000-$1,500

American visions and vistas abound at PBA Galleries, Aug. 11

Gutzon Borglum-inscribed original gelatin silver photograph of the construction of Mount Rushmore, est. $1,000-$1,500

Gutzon Borglum-inscribed original gelatin silver photograph of the construction of Mount Rushmore, est. $1,000-$1,500

BERKELEY, Calif. – On Thursday, August 11, PBA Galleries will host a sale of more than 450 lots of material showcasing the history of the Americas and of the vast expanses of the globe. Early exploration and colonization, along with the political conflicts, economic developments and societal clashes that accompany them are revealed in the lots on offer. These include written accounts, drawn and photographed prints, scarce ephemera and maps that chronicle the unknown lands’ gradual reveal. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Margaret Keane, ‘Girl with Lace Gloves,’ est. $15,000-$25,000

Feast your eyes: PBA Galleries offers Margaret Keane painting, July 28

 

Margaret Keane, ‘Girl with Lace Gloves,’ est. $15,000-$25,000

Margaret Keane, ‘Girl with Lace Gloves,’ est. $15,000-$25,000

BERKELEY, Calif. – On Thursday, July 28, PBA Galleries will host Part II of the Jack and Beverly Waltman Collection of Photography and Art with Additions. The nearly 450 lots feature photographers of the legendary Group f/64, including Edward Weston, Imogen Cunningham, Ansel Adams, Peter Stackpole, Brett Weston and Sonya Noskowiak. Also represented are several notable photographers of the next generation, including John Sexton, Morley Baer and Jerry Uelsmann. Complementing the Waltman collection are several exquisite prints and artists’ books, including work by Robert Motherwell, the artists of the Berlin Secession and George Grosz. A poster collection featuring work by David Lance Goines and the Bay Area rock poster artists of the 1960s rounds out the sale. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Edward S. Curtis, ‘Geronimo – Apache,’ est. $20,000-$30,000

Magic of the American West lauded at PBA Galleries, June 30

 

Edward S. Curtis, ‘Geronimo – Apache,’ est. $20,000-$30,000

Edward S. Curtis, ‘Geronimo – Apache,’ est. $20,000-$30,000

BERKELEY, Calif. – PBA Galleries will conduct a Platinum Auction of Elite Americana & Rare Maps on Thursday, June 30. The sale comprises a selection of 96 valuable examples of historical Americana, including much on Mexico, from printed books and manuscripts to cartography and striking pictorial views, with ephemeral material, broadsides, archives and photographs. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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