Author Archives: Sharon Gee

Early Anti-Mormon article in February 21st Americana sale

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On Thursday, February 21st, PBA Galleries will offer a sale of Rare Americana, Travel & Exploration, Hawaiiana, World History and Cartography. On the auction block will be over 400 lots of rare, significant, and captivating material revealing the exploration, history, … Continue reading

Vladimir Nabokov Lepidopterology Archive Highlights the Book Fair Sale

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On Thursday, February 7th, PBA Galleries will offer a very select assemblage of rare and collectible books, manuscripts, photographs, prints, and other items, ranging from the 16th to 21st centuries, and spanning a broad range of subject matter. The sale … Continue reading

Craig Noble, Passionate Oz Collector

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Craig Noble began collecting Oz and Baum books when he received the “white edition” of The Wizard of Oz for his fourth birthday. Oz is a family tradition, so it was only natural that the Oz stories would be among the first that … Continue reading

Correspondence Between Saints Highlights Sept 20th Sale

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On Thursday, September 20th, PBA Galleries will offer Rare Books and Manuscripts from the Library of James “Ted” Watkins. Included in the sale are over 300 lots of rare, interesting, and significant material from six centuries, spanning the gamut of … Continue reading

James “Ted” Watkins

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Ted was born in Portland, Oregon to Jim and Helen Watkins in 1957. Ted attended Christ the King Catholic School and La Salle High School where he excelled academically, athletically and spiritually. He briefly attended Mount Angel Seminary and later … Continue reading

E. O. Lawrence’s Biography Signed by Nobel Laureates Featured Sept. 6th

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On Thursday, September 9th, PBA Galleries will kick off their fall auctions with a Fine Literature and Books in All Fields Sale. On offer, will be over 600 lots of modern first editions, literary landmarks, poetry, science fiction, detective fiction, … Continue reading

Mexican-American War Prominent in August 23rd Sale

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On Thursday, August 23rd, PBA Galleries will host a sale of Americana & the Mexican American War – Travel & Exploration – Cartography of over 700 lots of historically important material from the 18th through 20th centuries, covering the exploration, … Continue reading

Early Dust Jackets Featured in August 9th Sale

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On August 9th, PBA Galleries in San Francisco will hold an auction of Fine & Rare Books – Art & Illustration – Asian & Asian-American Material featuring The Bret Sharp Collection of Books in Early Dust Jackets. On offer, will … Continue reading

Impressive Results at Debut Pen Sale

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PBA Galleries seized leadership of the Fine Writing Instruments auction market in its successful debut Fine Pens sale on July 19th in San Francisco. The 361 lot auction attracted participants from all over the globe, and over 90% of the … Continue reading

Call of the Wild Modern Literature on July 26th

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On Thursday, July 26th, PBA Galleries will host a sale of over 550 lots of fine literature, mostly from the 20th century, with a few from earlier times, and a handful from our current millennium. Included are first editions of … Continue reading

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