Friday, June 20

Auction of First Edition Books

First Edition Books - Auction of First Edition Books

If you are interested in First Edition Books and manuscripts you will want to check out Bloomsbury Auctions. Bloomsbury Auctions' will be auctioning 500 selected children's books, original illustration artwork, library sets, early printed books and fine art books, along with a selection of nineteenth and twentieth century literature.

There will be original illustrations including illustrated books and original artwork by Arthur Rackham, including "Three Children Picking Berries" (guide $15,000-$20,000). Other children's illustrators include Kate Greenaway, Hoops (guide $8,000-$12,000), and E. H. Shephard's The Morning Walk (guide $15,000-$25,000) and other children's first editions for auction by Maurice Sendak, Frank L. Baum and A.A. Milne.

The second half of the auction includes early printed books, art books, and private press. Among the highlights are a first edition, first print of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain (guide $4,000-$6,000), and a first editions, first print of The Life of Samuel Johnson by James Boswell (guide $2,000- $3,000) and much more...

"We are pleased to present our second Bibliophile sale of the season," says Peter Costanzo, Bloomsbury Auctions. "With such a wide range of material at desirable price points, the Bibliophile sale creates a forum in which the first-time bidder and the experienced collector come together to celebrate their love of books."

Viewings will be held in New York from June 21st to June 24th from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Closed Sunday. The auction is scheduled for Wednesday, June 25th starting promptly at 10:00 am, and a second session at 2:00 pm. Visit (click on New York) to view the catalogue or to phone them as the links don’t seem to be working.

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