This catalog features a broad range of rare antique books, as well as a quantity of ephemera and artwork. It also offers another session of World’s Fairs material from the estate of Charles Rand Penney including a quantity of signed artwork and prints, along with numerous original engravings, an original piece signed by celebrated artist, James Abbott McNeill Whistler. Ephemera lots include magazines, advertising and various other genres, along with an original letter signed by Albert Einstein. Featured among the books is a collection of 18th and 19th century European titles, primarily French, many of which are leather-bound. A highlight in this collection is the 1688 first edition of Pierre de Marca’s “Marca Hispanica,” the important early history of Catalonia. Additionally offered are dozens of signed first editions by prominent writers such as Sue Grafton, Ed McBain, John Grisham, Robert B. Parker, Michael Connelly and Sue Grafton, to name a few. Also featured is the 1902 author-signed, limited edition of Woodrow Wilson’s “A History Of The American People,” published in five volumes. A number of desirable antique children’s books will be sold, including titles illustrated by Arthur Rackham.
National Book Auctions - Books and Ephemera: Whistler, Einstein, World’s Fairs, etc.
06 May. 2012