Edward Gorey

New York — Swann Galleries’ sale of Illustration Art on Tuesday, December 10 will feature an impressive selection of original works. Highlights include an array of theater set designs by some of the most recognizable names in the genre, classic illustrations from children’s literature, as well as

New York – Swann Galleries’ sale of Illustration Art on Tuesday, June 4 is set to offer original works by favorite illustrators from literature, theater, advertisements and more. Auction debuts from some of the fields brightest ensure a standout auction.

Mead Schaeffer’s frontispiece and dust jacket design for the 1922 reissue of Herman Melville’s Moby Dick leads the sale at $25,000 to

I sat down for lunch with my friend Phil and gave him some news that he found shocking: I told him I was thinking hard about selling my once-treasured personal library. I was ready to let it all go -- every rare book about the American Revolution, a small collection of artifacts like a wrought iron camp stove, my big oil on canvas painting of George

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New York—On Wednesday, October 1, Swann Galleries will offer a 

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New York—Swann Galleries’ 2014 auction of 20th Century

Edward Gorey died in 2000, but twelve years later publishers are still working to release some of his unpublished work.  Gorey illustrated books for 50 years and his distinctive style - both whimsical and Gothic - has spawned an entire sub-genre of collecting: "Goreyana."  Three new (or re-printed) Gorey stories have arrived in bookshops this fall, just time to fill the Christmas stockings of
New York—On Tuesday, November 8 Swann Galleries will conduct an auction of Art, Press & Illustrated Books / 19th & 20th Century Literature containing a rich and diverse selection of works by well-known authors and artists.

Three important literary anniversaries are celebrated with key material from the respective authors. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the publication