November 1, 2012

Important Manuscripts at PBA’s November 15 Auction

On November 15th, 2012, PBA Galleries in San Francisco will offer at auction a remarkable collection manuscript and autograph material including the following select lots.
An important archive of letters, documents, photographs, and other material relating to the life and family of Alfred Schnurmann, a German Jew who managed to emigrate from Germany in 1940. Estimate: $80,000/120,000
An extraordinary archive of letters from lyricist Ira Gershwin, offering rare insights into the mind and method of his brother and collaborator, composer George Gershwin. Estimate: $80,000/120,000
A group of five letters from William McKinley to his wife Ida, written while President, part of a large archive of material relating to McKinley and his Secretary of State (and later Supreme Court Justice) William R. Day. Estimate: $10,000/15,000
The catalogue is posted online at For more information, please contact Shannon Kennedy [email protected]
About PBA Galleries
PBA Galleries of San Francisco is the only west-coast auction house specializing in books & manuscripts, maps & atlases. The company offers private and heirloom libraries at auction, providing clients with a staff of professional appraisers, online and printed catalogues, and bi-monthly auctions where participants can bid in person, by phone, fax, e-mail, and in real-time by signing up at the PBA Galleries website. 
PBA Galleries
133 Kearny Street - 4th Floor
San Francisco, California 94108
415 989 2665