Current Events & Trends | September 2010 |
Selzer Collection at Auction
The collection of Helen and Michael Selzer--founders of Bibliofind--is up for grabs at New England Book Auctions on Tuesday. Cool provenance aside, there are several pieces worth noting, such as a signed 1925 edition of Faust featuring illustrations by Harry Clarke (one seen here at left). The estimate is $400-600. There's also an original Leonard Baskin watercolor portrait of Benjamin Disraeli, also estimated at $400-$600; a first edition of John Harris' Lexicon Technicum: Or an Universal English Dictionary or Arts and Sciences for $600-900; a signed first edition of Ayn Rand's The Fountainhead estimated at $3,000-5,000; and a group of Philip K. Dick novels for $300-500. We're only seeing the highlights here, so it looks a bit miscellaneous, but an interesting sale nonetheless.