Walt Whitman

Historic Pride Sale at Swann Brings Market Premiers and Auction Records rebecca Fri, 06/28/2019 - 09:11

New York — The Pride Sale at Swann Galleries on Thursday, June 20 offered a curated selection of LGBTQ+ art, photography, literature, autographs and ephemera from the past 200 years, with many first-time appearances on the market. The sale was a resounding success with 75% of the lots finding buyers, bringing a total of $950,833.

It’s Walt Whitman’s bicentennial year, and that has meant lots of press for ‘America’s poet.’ A feature story in our current issue explores the three major New York-based exhibitions on view the summer at the New York Public Library, the Grolier Club, and the Morgan Library.

Incunabula to Literary Classics at Swann Galleries' April Auction

New York—Swann Galleries’ annual spring auction of Fine Books will take place this year on April 12, which is also opening day of the New York Antiquarian Book Fair. The sale features the finest examples of incunabula and early printing, 19th & 20th century literature, press and illustrated books, decorative sets and bindings, travel books and more.