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Rare Books &c. at Auction This Week fbcadmin Mon, 10/29/2018 - 08:43

Another very busy week in the book-auction world:


Angling and Sporting Highlights from the Richard Beagle Collection, Part I

The first of two auctions by PBA Galleries of Richard Beagle’s Collection of Angling and Sporting Books, on June 1, 2017, featured rare and important works on fishing, plus scarce accounts of big game hunting and adventures in the wild.  The books were gathered over multiple decades by Mr. Beagle, who began collecting sporting books in the early 1960’s, frequenting the many used book stores in the greater Los Angeles area and corresponding with sporting book dealers, including a number in England.

I can't put my finger on why, but I like "thumb bible" as a bibliographic term. Which is why I was delighted to see a selection of them slated for auction next week at PBA Galleries.

Charles Bukowski Collection Offered by PBA Galleries on July 14

A spectacular collection of Charles Bukowski formed by Allen Berlinski will be offered by PBA Galleries on July 14th, 2016.  Nearly half the sale will be comprised by signed editions, limited editions with original paintings by Bukowski, periodical appearances, as well as manuscript poems and correspondence from the poet.    The second half of the auction includes modern literary works from authors such as Samuel Beckett, William S. Burroughs, F.