Auctions | January 2, 2018

Robert Frost Titles on Offer at National Book Auctions

January6_01_pics.jpgIthaca, NY—National Book Auctions, located in Ithaca, NY, announces the launch of their next auction catalog.  

This catalog features rare, antique and decorative books as well as select additions of ephemera. Featured is fine selection of rare Robert Frost titles, including many signed copies. A varied array of early printings dating back to the 16th century will be offered, along with a host of ephemera lots, including a vintage and antique private collection related to immigration.              

Antique and rare books are numerous in this catalog. Among the earliest examples are the 1596 printing of Castalione's "Oratio in Funere F Petri Nicolai Mutii Bergomatis," Bucci's "Ad Sixtum V Pont Max Oratio," produced in 1586 and retaining the original woodcut, and the 1592 printing of de Sossa's "Ad Clementem VIII Pont Max." Author-signed works in this auction include names such as Ray Bradbury, John Masefield, Edward Everett Hale, Robert Benchley, and Robert G. Ingersoll. Additional rare and antique selections include titles relating to Native American Indians, books-on-books, Civil War, travel & exploration, children's, Victorian gilt bindings, the American West, theology, decorative antique sets, art history and beyond.                       

Several compelling collections will also be showcased. Highlighted is a singular private library of rare Robert Frost printings, including signed copies of "In the Clearing," "A Further Range - Book Six," "Steeple Bush" and others. Other groupings present desirable vintage and antique examples such as a 1952 first state of Steinbeck's "East of Eden," in the original dustjacket, the 1883 first edition of Joel Chandler Harris' "Nights with Uncle Remus - Myths and Legends of the Old Plantation," and an author-signed copy of the 1850 printing of Rundall's "Memorials of the Empire of Japon[sic]."       

Found throughout this catalog are interesting ephemera offerings. Of particular note is an impressive collection of antique pamphlets and articles dating back to the early 1800's and covering areas such as early Americana, American colleges, Alaska, and others. Another group features a number of lots containing early-to-mid-20th century writings, much of it concerning immigrants and written in native languages.    

National Book Auctions is a public auction service specializing in books, ephemera, and art. National Book Auctions is a targeted service offering experience and expertise unique to marketing antique and modern books and ephemera for consignors and collectors alike. The upcoming auctions will feature a wide assortment of collectible, signed, and first edition books. For more information, please contact the gallery at 607-269-0101 or email