author's library

New York — Swann Galleries is poised to offer a rare look at Herman Melville’s personal library in a timely sale announced on the eve of the author’s bicentennial. Two volumes of Greek & Roman classics owned—and heavily annotated—by Melville are set to come across the block in Fine Books & Manuscripts on October 10.

In March of 1849

George MacDonald Fraser’s personal collection of books will be available to purchase from 2 June to 30 July at the Mayfair bookseller. The sale includes the historical source material and fictional influences for all MacDonald Fraser’s work including for the incomparable Flashman novels.

Caro Fraser, the novelist and daughter of George MacDonald Fraser, said, “Heywood Hill was