Finally for Thursday's sales, Fine Literature with Beats, Bukowski & the Counterculture at PBA Galleries, in 416 lots. A silkscreen poster from Hunter S. Thompson's 1970 run for sheriff of Pitkin County, Colorado, signed by artist Thomas W. Benton and with Thompson's initials in gold (by Benton) is estimated at $5,000–8,000. An original watercolor portrait of Allen Ginsberg by Gordon Stuart could sell for $4,000–6,000, and a first edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone in wrappers is estimated at $3,000–5,000. Also included here is a complete set of Dell's Ten Cent Books (36 titles in 45 volumes), estimated at $1,500–2,500.
And at Hindman Auctions on Friday, March 19, Literature from a Private New Orleans Collection, in 266 lots. A presentation copy of Steinbeck's The Pastures of Heaven (1932) inscribed to Louis Paul and with an additional note by Steinbeck tipped in, is estimated at $10,000–15,000. A first printing of Fitzgerald's Tender is the Night (1934) could sell for $6,000–8,000. More on this sale in our spring auction guide.