A reflection on the rich inner life of a beloved public figure, Bonhams announces the sale of pioneering Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's personal library. Slated for January 19 - 27, the online-only sale will feature more than 1,000 personal books belonging to the late trailblazing justice dating from her years at Harvard and Columbia Law Schools, through her early career as a lawyer and law professor, to her appointment as a Federal judge and, finally, to the U.S. Supreme Court.
This sale features approximately 100 lots of books, photographs, and ephemera from the Ginsburg's private library, including textbooks from her days as a student, legal publications from her long career as a litigator and law professor, and literature read by both Ruth and Marty Ginsburg during their marriage (most with Ginsburg ownership bookplates to the front pastedowns). Notably included are Catcher in the Rye, Lady Chatterley's Lover and titles by Ginsburg's former Literature professor, Vladimir Nabokov, alongside volumes by Tolstoy and De Tocqueville.
Also included in the sale are copies of feminist literary classics like Kate Millet's Sexual Politics and works by Susan Sontag and Erica Jong. Additionally, the library contains a large selection of presentation copies on various subjects inscribed by the authors to Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Of greatest interest are works by her fellow Supreme Court justices, including Sandra Day O'Connor, Sonia Sotomayor, Stephen Breyer, Neil Gorsuch – and of course, several examples from Ginsburg's dear friend and fellow opera lover, Antonin Scalia.
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