Auctions | January 15, 2018

Signed Books & Children's Books at National Book Auctions

Ithaca, 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 private collection of special and limited editions, along with many volumes signed by authors, illustrators and other contributors. A varied array of antique, vintage and recent children's books are also in this auction, with many signed copies.

Antique and rare books are numerous in this catalog. Among the earliest examples are the 1575 printing of Crispi's "In Hippocratis Aphorismorum Lib I Commentaria," bound in vellum, Ballonii's "Medici Parisiensis Celeberrimi," produced in 1640 and bound in vellum, and the 1699 printing of Gavanto's "Thersaurus Sacrorum Rituum," also in vellum. Author-signed volumes in this auction include names such as Robert Frost, Edward Rickenbacker, Rockwell Kent, Maurice Sendak, Stephen King, Peter Straub, Carl Sandburg, Eudora Welty, Philip Roth and many others. Additional rare and antique selections include titles relating to books-on-books, Civil War, travel & exploration, science fiction, mysteries, 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 limited and special editions, including many important autographed editions. Other lots present desirable vintage and antique examples such as the 1829 first edition of "The Memoir, Correspondence and Miscellanies from the Papers of Thomas Jefferson," the 1922 first American edition of Einstein's "The Meaning of Relativity," and a first state in the original dust jacket of Robert Heinlein's "Assignment in Eternity."     

Found throughout this catalog are interesting ephemera and group lot book offerings.    

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