Cornerstones of science fiction from the Estate of Stanley Simon form the backbone of our May 15 auction of 19th & 20th Century Literature; of special note is a run of first editions by Philip K. Dick. Additional highlights include first editions of the first works by marquee artists of the twentieth century, including Joseph Heller, Ernest Hemingway and Stephen King.
Stanley Simon (1945-2017) of Flushing, Queens, was a passionate, dedicated, life-long collector of sci-fi, thriller and fantasy first editions as well as photography from the Golden Age of Hollywood. He worked at the Post Office for 30 years but always was intensely focused on his collections. Lots in this auction from the Estate of Stanley Simon are marked ESS.
Lot 298: Edgar Wallace & Merian C. Cooper, King Kong, first edition, association copy, signed & inscribed by Fay Wray & Marcel Delgado, New York, 1932 (ESS). Estimate $4,500 to $6,000.
Lot 108: Philip K. Dick, Ubik, first edition, signed, Garden City, 1969 (ESS). Estimate $4,000 to $6,000.