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This catalog features rare, antique and decorative books as well as select additions of ephemera. Featured are themed private libraries including a collection of inscribed first edition works by Erle Stanley Gardner. An extensive selection of reference works on art history will be sold along with a large private collection of signed books bearing important names such as Richard Nixon.
Antique and rare books are numerous in this catalog. Among the earliest examples are the 1847 printing in two volumes of Hunt’s “Men, Women and Books,” the 1871 printing of the “Register of the Commissioned, Warrant, and Volunteer Officers of the Navy of the United States Including Officers of the Marine Corps and Others,” and five handsome elaborate folio bindings of “The Art Journal” for the years 1875 through 1879 with all the original engravings retained. Additional rare and antique selections relate to travel & exploration, Civil War, books-on-books, theology, children’s, decorative antique bindings, multi-volume sets, and beyond.
Several impressive collections will also be showcased. Highlighted is a substantial private collection of works by Erle Stanley Gardner. This library belonged to a friend and neighbor of Gardner and in addition to many first editions are a host of author signatures, often accompanied by lengthy inscriptions. Also presented is another large collection of signed books with important names such as Richard Nixon, John Lewis, Frank Gannett, Newt Gingrich, Rudy Giuliani, Barbara Walters, George Hamilton, George Moore, Ed McBain, James Lee Burke, Lawrence Block, Tom Clancy, Robin Cook, Arthur C. Clarke, Amy Tan, Sue Grafton, Nora Roberts and Mary Higgins Clark. There are also signatures by space exploration pioneers like John Glenn, Alan Shepard, Scott Carpenter, Sally Ride and Jim Lovell. Another collection includes an exhaustive array of art history titles, focusing on impressionism. This reference library belonged to an art history scholar who wrote a dissertation on the work of Mary Cassatt.
Found throughout this catalog are interesting ephemera offerings and many group lots of desirable titles.
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