Auction Highlights: Fine Books — April 11, 2024

Timed Sale | Opens for Bidding March 25 at 2 PM
Lots Start Closing April 11 at 12 PM EST

This spring’s newly minted sale will bring together a range of collecting areas, including early printed books, artist’s books, literature from the seventeenth century through to the twentieth, and more. Expect a burst of Don Quixote from Ken Rapaport’s collection, along with first edition high spots by Charles Dickens, James Baldwin, H.G. Wells, Robert Louis Stevenson, Sir Walter Scott, Mark Twain, William Faulkner, George Orwell, Ernest Hemingway, and others.

A special section of books from legendary New York theater critic and dramaturge Michael Feingold’s estate will feature signed copies of works with a dramatic flair. Of special note is a signed copy of August Wilson’s Three Plays, dedicated to Feingold, who worked closely with Wilson while the playwright was developing Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom for the stage. Other highlights across the bibliophilic spectrum will include illustrated
books, and titles in science, medicine, and travel.

Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote (El Ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quixote de la Mancha), Madrid: Por Juan de la Cuesta, 1608. Estimate $80,000 to $120,000
Michael Feingold, After, New York: Vincent Fitz Gerald Company, 1993. Estimate $1,000 to $1,500

Indiana, Stella, Motherwell, Warhol, Lichtenstein, et alia, Ten Works by Ten Painters, Hartford, CT: The Wadsworth Atheneum, 1964. Estimate $12,000 to $18,000
Book of Hours in Latin, Use of Rome, illuminated with miniatures, Lyon, France, circa 1475-1500.

J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, First London Paperback Edition, London: Bloomsbury, 1997. Estimate $6,000 to $8,000

William Faulkner, Turn About, inscribed by publisher, Ottawa: W.L. Massiah, 1939. Estimate $8,000 to $10,000

Cormac McCarthy, Blood Meridian, New York: Random House, 1985. Estimate $6,000 to $8,000

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