Rare Books, Autographs & MapsWed, Apr 17, 2019 at 10am EDT |
Auction of Rare Books, Autographs & Maps on April 17, 2019 at 10am
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NEW YORK, NY -- On Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 10am, Doyle will hold an auction of Rare Books, Autographs & Maps. The sale offers material ranging from early illuminated manuscripts to modern literary first editions. Categories include Americana; early printing; illustrated books of all periods (including atlases and color plate books); fine printing and private press books; important bindings (both bound sets and individual remarkable examples of the bookbinder's art); literature of all periods, both English, American, and European; science and technology; travels and voyages; children's and illustrated books; and a diverse range of interesting books in all fields. Original illustration art for books and magazines is also included in the sales, as well as early maps of all regions. Autographs offer letters and documents by major American, English and European figures in literature and the sciences, as well as historically important documents, including Presidential letters and material relating to the Founding Fathers.
Charles Addams’s whimsical cartoon of a woman feeding a horde of miniature men was published in The New Yorker on December 1, 1975, one of two cartoons he prepared that month featuring tiny protagonists. This is the original pen and ink drawing, rendered for the magazine (est. $3,000-5,000).
The Collected Poems of Dylan Thomas 1934-1952 (London: J.M. Dent, 1952) is one of 65 signed copies, in the blue morocco of issue. This copy belonged to Aneirin Talfan Davies, an early booster of Thomas. As Head of Programmes Wales at the BBC, Davies produced broadcasts of Thomas’ early works (est. $4,000-6,000).
Beaux Monuments de la Grèce (first edition, Paris: 1758), was a foundational work in introducing Western Europeans to the architecture of classical Greece. It was the major source of the neo-Classical style. The first part of the work is finely illustrated with views of ruins, and the second part with plans and elevations of major sites (est. $6,000-9,000).
Jean-Paul Sartre’s Le Mur (Paris: Gallimard, 1939), one of 70 copies of the first edition on vélin Lafuma-Navarre alfa, is in an allusive binding by P. L. Martin, with a design representing bricks forming a walled rectangle. The title story is one of Sartre’s finest fictional explorations of existentialist themes (est. $2,000-3,000).
The most enduring of baseball novels, The Natural (first edition, 1952) was Bernard Malamud’s first published book and was also made into the classic film starring Robert Redford as slugger Roy Hobbs. This volume is offered as part of a group of ten volumes each inscribed by Malamud to close friends Suzanne and Paul Schrag and spanning 1952 to 1983, including The Fixer, The Assistant and others (est. $5,000-8,000).
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