Currently bid to $5,500 and expected to go much higher, the manuscript comes from the private collection of the late Gary Munson, a dedicated collector of genre fiction. Other highlights include a nicely bound first edition of Frankenstein, the first appearance of Tarzan, and a first edition (in dust jacket) of The Hobbit.
“Offerings from Mr. Munson’s collection will appeal to a broad range of genre and literature collectors looking to add premium pieces to their collection,” said James Gannon, director of rare books at Heritage Auctions. “The iconic nature of many titles will be coveted by high-spot collectors looking for pride of place pieces.”
For more on this impressive collection, read on.