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Next Auction: Saturday, August 26th, 2017 - Signed, Modern, Colonial Ephemera, etc. CLICK TO VIEW FULL CATALOG

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This catalog features rare, antique and decorative books as well as select additions of ephemera. Important modern first editions are presented across the catalog, including many author-signed copies. An impressive array of early American documents will be offered, many bearing signatures of important American shapers and leaders.

Antique and rare books in this catalog include numerous titles. Among the earliest examples are the 1652 printing of the Africa and Turkey study, “Sandys Travailes,” featuring engraved plates, Kidder’s “Demonstration of the Messias,” produced in three volumes in 1684, and the 1792 printing of Eddis’ “Letters from America.” Additional rare selections include Spruce’s “Notes of a Botanist on the Amazon and Andes,” published in two volumes in 1908, and first editions of modern works by authors such as John Dos Passos, Antoine de Saint-Exupery, C. S. Lewis, Ernesst Hemingway, John Steinbeck and many others. Among these are numerous author-signed copies by Ray Bradbury, Stephen King, Kurt Vonnegut, Carl Sagan and more.

Several pleasing collections will also be showcased. Highlighted is a sizable group of first printings of vintage and antique children’s books, featuring such examples as an author-signed first edition of “Charlotte’s Web,” an author-signed copy of Sendak’s “Where the Wild Things Are,” and a 1902 printing of L. Frank Baum’s “The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus.” Other vintage and antique works also include decorative bindings, antique multi-volume sets, theology, travel & exploration, art history, special printings (Limited Editions Club, Easton Press, etc.), Civil War, and additional select categories.

Found throughout this catalog are interesting ephemera offerings. These lots are led in this auction by colonial and early American documents and ephemera featuring important names such as Alexander Hamilton, Daniel Webster and Aaron Burr. Additional ephemera categories include antique photographs, rare lithographs, photogravures by Yousuf Karsh, vintage posters and more.

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