Freeman's sells Books & Manuscripts on Thursday, in 166 lots. The second volume of Champlain's Voyages (1613), with a couple of the maps in facsimile, is estimated at $40,000–60,000. An Ansel Adams gelatin silver print, "Evening Clouds, East Side of the Sierra Nevada, California" (c.1962) could sell for $10,000–15,000. A copy of the first, limited edition of Hemingway's A Farewell to Arms (1929) is estimated at $5,000–8,000; the same estimate has been assigned to a second issue copy of Eliot's The Waste Land. Another neat one in this sale is a copy of Edward Wallis' Locomotive Game of Railroad Adventures (c.1840s), a fifteen-panel folding game in a striped cloth binding ($1,000–1,500).
Also on Thursday, 348 lots of Vintage Posters at Swann Galleries. Manuel Orazi's La Maison Moderne (1900) rates the top estimate, at $40,000–60,000. Toulouse-Lautrec's third poster for performer Aristide Bruant could sell for $15,000–20,000; at the same estimate is an Alphonse Mucha poster for an 1899 performance of Hamlet starring Sarah Bernhardt in the title role.
And rounding out the week, PBA Platinum – Rare Books & Manuscripts at PBA Galleries on Thursday afternoon, in 111 lots. A June 21, 1897 Sun Yat-sen letter about his kidnapping the previous year, accompanied by a copy of his book Kidnapped in London, rates the top estimate at $80,000–120,000. George Moutard Woodward's Elements of Bacchus (1792) could sell for $30,000–50,000, as could Heartsill's Fourteen Hundred and 91 Days in the Confederate Army, with 61 original albumen photographs. This is one of 100 copies printed one page at a time on an "Octavo Novelty Press." Estimated at $20,000–30,000 are a copy of the 1693 London edition of Cotton Mather's Wonders of the Invisible World and a rare copy of the first English edition of Machiavelli's The Prince, translated by Edward Dacres and published in 1640.