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January 24, 2023 Sotheby's - New York

Fine Manuscript and Printed Americana
Sale #N11239

In what has become a tradition, Sotheby’s Books and Manuscripts is thrilled to be joining our colleagues across other departments in celebrating Americana Week. Our sale is rich in significant and intriguing materials, both printed and manuscript.

The sale is headlined by Antoine Soulard’s “Ydea Topografica de los altos del Missisipi y del Missouri,” a celebrated source for Lewis & Clark, and one of the most significant maps in United States history. Additional highlights include A True Relation of such occurences and accidents of noate as hath hapned in Virginia since the first planting of that Collony (1608), the exceedingly rare work by Captain John Smith; a first edition of Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay’s landmark The Federalist. A Collection of Essays, Written in Favour of the New Constitution, as Agreed upon by the Federal Convention… (1788); "The President's Answer. To the Hebrew Congregation, in Newport, Rhode Island," a first printing of George Washington's most explicit pronouncement on religious tolerance, and one of the great pillars of American religious liberty (1780); Alexander Gardner’s sweeping Photographic Sketchbook of the War (1863); and a variety of other works certain to represent the high spot in any Americana collection.



Fri, Jan 13th 10am - 5pm
Sat, Jan 14th 10am - 5pm
Sun, Jan 15th 1pm - 5pm
Mon, Jan 16th 10am - 5pm
Tue, Jan 17th 10am - 5pm
Wed, Jan 18th 10am - 5pm
Thu, Jan 19th 10am - 5pm
Fri, Jan 20th 10am - 5pm
Sat, Jan 21st 10am - 5pm

Sotheby's - New York
1334 York Avenue

New York, NY

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Auctions Mid-Atlantic
February 2, 2023 Heritage Auctions

The Gary Munson Collection
Sale #31175

Bidding Begins Approx. Jan 12th

Preview items may not have yet been properly described or vetted, and items are posted as soon as they have a description or a picture. We are continuing to add and correct information as we approach the auction posting date, so check back often.

Heritage Auctions
2801 W. Airport Freeway

Dallas, TX 

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Auctions Southwest
February 2, 2023 Freeman's Auctions

Books and Manuscripts

On February 2, Freeman’s presents our first Books and Manuscripts auction of 2023, led by two extraordinary pieces of literature and printing history: a presentation copy of Ernest Hemingway’s short story collection in our time inscribed to his future editor Maxwell Perkins, and a rare leaf from the most famous book printed in the West, Johannes Gutenberg’s Bible, from a collection assembled by paper guru Dard Hunter. The sale boasts an array of Martin Luther King, Jr. material from a family close to the Kings, including an inscribed copy of the monumental activist’s memoir Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story. In addition to foundational presidential material, Americana, and a broad selection of literary first editions, Books and Manuscripts presents unexpected delights, such as an official NBA basketball signed by the 26 players and coaches of the 1996 All-Star game, including Michael Jordan, Shaquille O’Neal, and Charles Barkley. Collectors of American countercultural material will be pleased to find an extensive selection in the February 2 sale, with first editions and documents from such notable figures as Charles Bukowski, Timothy Leary, and William S. Burroughs, among others.


Jan 23rd - 27th
Jan 30th - Feb 1st
(by appointment only)

Freeman's Auctions
1600 Girard Avenue l

Philadelphia, PA

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Auctions Mid-Atlantic
February 3, 2023 - February 5, 2023 Rare Books San Francisco

For the first time in more than a decade, antiquarian book fairs return to the Golden Gate City with Rare Books San Francisco!

Presenting the finest antiquarian booksellers, ephemera, and map dealers from all over the world, this exciting event takes place February 3-5, 2023, at The Hibernia, a recently restored, historic former bank building. Directly across the street is The Proper, the official hotel partner of Rare Books San Francisco, which was recently named one of the best hotels in the city by Forbes magazine.

Fri, Feb 3rd 4pm – 7pm
Sat, Feb 4th 10am – 6pm
Sun, Feb 5th 11am – 4pm

Special Opening Night: Fri, Feb 3rd
Ticket sales benefit RBSF cultural partners, including The Book Club of California, Friends of the San Francisco Public Library and the Codex Foundation.

The Hibernia
1 Jones Street

San Francisco, CA

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Book Fairs West
February 8, 2023 Lyon & Turnbull Auction - Live & Online

Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps & Photographs
Sale #725

Highlights include a superb copy of the Kelmscott Chaucer, the masterpiece of the private press movement, a unique association copy of the Cranwell edition of T. E. Lawrence’s Seven Pillars of Wisdom, a first-edition set of The Lord of the Rings complete with the dust jackets, a remarkable naval document signed by Lord Nelson and Lady Emma Hamilton, a dedicated section of books and manuscripts relating to India and South Asia including autograph letters by Mahatma Gandhi, and more.


Mon, Feb 6th 9am - 5pm
Tue, Feb 7th 9am - 5pm 
Morning of the sale from 9am

Lyon & Turnbull
Broadside, 2 Powderhall Road

Edinburgh, UK

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Auctions International