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October 15, 2020 - October 16, 2020 Heritage Auctions - Dallas

Rare Books Signature Auction Featuring Otto Penzler Mystery Fiction Part III
Sale #6230

Bidding Begins Approx. Sep 25th

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Heritage Auctions - Dallas
2801 W. Airport Freeway

Dallas, TX

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Auctions South
September 26, 2020 Turner Auctions & Appraisals

The Joel Harris Collection of Oziana & Children's Books

Curated by the Director of Special Publications of the International Wizard of Oz Club, Joel Harris – who is also an author, collector and San Francisco Bay Area estate planning and probate attorney – Mr. Harris’s sale offers over 190 lots of first edition and vintage books, featuring a captivating and broad selection of Oz books. These include The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, The Land  of Oz, The Emerald City of Oz, Glinda of Oz, Scarecrow of Oz, Tik-Tok of Oz,  and others. The Oz series was written by L. Frank Baum (1856-1919), a prolific American author best known for his children's books – in particular The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and its 13 sequels, plus 41 other novels, 83 short stories, and more than 200 poems and 42 scripts.     

Oz collection highlights include The Wizard of Oz from 1939 signed by movie cast members; a first edition from 1899; and six editions of the same book that all vary from one another. This online auction also features other books by Baum, including Mother Goose in Prose, with illustrations by Maxfield Parrish; Queen Zixi Of Ix, The Master Key: An Electric Fairy Tale; The Navy Alphabet; The Sea Fairies; and The Songs of Father Goose.    

Other children’s books in the sale include The Boy Fortune Hunters and The Flying Girl series, Sam Steele’s Adventures, and The Arabian Nights; plus a selection of ‘pop-up’ books, including Pinocchio and Jack the Giant Killer and Other Tales.    

Books by other acclaimed authors, collected by Mr. Harris’s late wife Christine, include Jack London, A. Conan Doyle and Maurice Sendak. Among these highlights are noted A. A. Milne books:  a fine first British edition of The House at Pooh Corner in the original dust jacket; The Christopher Robin Story Book; More “Very Young” Songs; and several editions of Now We Are Six. There are also Jack London books, including one that is signed. Some were in the personal collection of London’s younger daughter Becky, who lived in Glen Ellen and became a friend of Christine’s. Rounding out the sale are several other lots: several presidential books, including Memoirs by Harry S. Truman, two volumes, one signed; and George Herbert Walker Bush: A Photographic Profile; a rare W.W. Denslow 1905 Sunny Jim Doll; and stickers autographed by Ray Bradbury. 

10:30am - 2:30pm

Turner Auctions + Appraisals
461 Littlefield Avenue

South San Francisco, CA

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Auctions West
October 10, 2020 Potter & Potter Auctions

Fine Books & Manuscripts

Our monumental sale this fall will feature nearly 1,000 lots spanning several notable categories including exploration, natural history, and early Americana. Several highlights will be seen in our hardboiled fiction section with notable titles by Hammett and Chandler, followed by strong sections of modern firsts and livres d’artiste. The second half of the sale will display a massive archive of Aviation and early American photography, nearly 200 lots of important postcards, and rounded out by several works on paper including the modern masters of Miró and Hockney.

10:00am

Potter & Potter Auctions
3759 N. Ravenswood Ave., Suite 121

Chicago, IL

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Auctions Midwest
October 8, 2020 Hindman Auctions - Seattle

Selections from the Library of Gerald and Barbara Weiner
Sale #759

Sale includes a diverse collection of books and manuscripts. The auction will feature fine selections of fine press books, literature, science, natural history, travel and exploration, and Americana, featuring African Americana and Mormoniana.

10am

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Hindman Auctions 
1338 West Lake Street

Chicago, IL

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Auctions Midwest
September 24, 2020 Forum Auctions

A further selection of 16th and 17th century English books from the Fox Pointe Manor Library

1pm

Pre sale viewing is by appt. only

220 Queenstown Road, Battersea
Mon, Sep 14th 9:30am - 5:30pm
Tue, Sep 15th 9:30am - 5:30pm
Wed, Sep 16th 9:30am - 5:30pm
Thu, Sep 17th 9:30am - 5:30pm
Fri, Sep 18th 9:30am - 5:30pm

the Westbury Hotel, London
Tue, Sep 22nd 9:30am - 5:30pm
Wed, Sep 23rd 9:30am - 5:30pm
Thu, Sep 24th 9:30am

Forum Auctions
220 Queenstown Road
Nine Elms

London, UK

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Auctions International