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PHILADELPHIA — Freeman’s upcoming Books and Manuscripts auction, scheduled for Tuesday, July 25, puts important Americana front and center: the sale is led by more than 100 Americana lots, 57 of which are either examples from the signers of the Declaration of Independence or related to that most famous of American documents. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
CHICAGO – First editions of each of Jane Austen’s major novels led Hindman’s May 11 Fine Printed Books & Manuscripts auction. The five books, including Austen’s Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility, realized more than $300,000. Overall, the auction totaled more than $1.1 million and was more than 94 percent sold.
CHICAGO – On Thursday, May 18, Potter & Potter Auctions will hold its signature Spring Gambling Memorabilia sale, starting at 10 am Central time. More than 540 lots of gambling- and cheating-related books, materials and apparatus will be offered, as well as exceptional examples of antique to modern playing cards and gambling chips. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
FALLS CHURCH, Va. – On Tuesday, November 29, Northern Virginia’s Quinn’s Auction Galleries will present a Rare Books, Prints and Autographs auction loaded with more than 450 lots of rare books, antique maps and Americana. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers. The auction will begin at noon Eastern time.
PHILADELPHIA — Freeman’s September 21 Books and Manuscripts auction, the inaugural sale of the auction house’s fall 2022 season, will be led by an extremely rare first edition of New Englands First Fruits, a 1643 account of Puritan evangelization in New England. The first copy to be offered at auction in more than 20 years, the book, estimated at $20,000-$30,000, features the first printed mention of Harvard College. Equally alluring is a first edition of L. Frank Baum’s most famous book, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, estimated at $8,000-$12,000. With works by Charles Dickens, Robert Louis Stevenson, Louisa May Alcott, Walt Whitman, James Fenimore Cooper and Joseph Conrad, the Books and Manuscripts sale offers a great selection for buyers at all stages of collecting. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
NEW YORK – Comedies by the Roman playwright Terence, a book of sermons by Franciscus de Maioranis, and a Bible printed in 1616 will likely earn top lot status at Jasper52’s 15th to 19th Century Antique Books Collection sale, which will take place on Wednesday, August 17 at 7 pm Eastern time. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
STANSTED MOUNTFITCHET, U.K. – A Tudor manuscript designed to help with swan-keeping in the era when mute swans were owned by the English crown comes to auction in the summer. The two-volume manuscript in Sworders’ August 23 sale of Books and Maps was used from the 16th to the 19th century by landowners in Norfolk and Suffolk. This example, consigned from the estate of Cambridgeshire antiques dealer Peter Croft (1924-2001), is estimated at £8,000-£16,000. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
NEW YORK – Doyle will present an auction titled The Collection of Jay I. Kislak Sold to Benefit the Kislak Family Foundation on Wednesday, June 15 at 10 am Eastern time. This exceptional and extensive collection comprises Roman antiquities, fine art, and also maps and books relating to the early history of Florida. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.