On Friday of this week, Christie's NY will hold an auction filled with countless rarities--it is impossible to pull a few highlights and do it any justice. For that, you can read the press release. Instead, my attention was drawn to two lots of manuscript diaries that surprised me with their insightful comments and whimsical drawings.
[ITHACA, NY] National Book Auctions, located in Ithaca, NY, will host a Sunday, October 2nd auction featuring a variety of important antique and vintage books which includes a hand-illumined vellum manuscript, several important signed volumes from noted authors, early American history works, and an extensive collection from the 1893 Columbian Exposition. Also offered at this auction are an assortment of antique and vintage ephemera, vintage Chinese currency, and artwork, including a large collection of vivid, colorful posters.