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Section I: Fine Literature, Lots 1-328

Section II: Miniature Books, Lots 329-368

Section III: Books in All Fields, Lots 369-504

Section IV: Catalogued books and lots sold without reserve, Lots 505-end

More than 500 lots of fine books, manuscripts, ephemera, etc. Fine literature with collections of works by Charles Bukowski, Tony Hillerman, Ray Bradbury, Hermann Hesse, Jack Kerouac, William Butler Yeats, and many others. A large number of Science Fiction titles are included along with a selection of more than 30 lots of original typescripts, publisher's proof copies, etc. Nearly forty lots of Miniature Books from the 19th and 20th centuries comprise the second section of the sale, many offering small groupings. The Books in All Fields section includes more than 130 lots of rare and curious volumes including early printed books, art, philosophy, science, illustrated books, finely bound books and sets, fine press books, books about books and much more.

PBA Dynamic Bidding

When you place an absentee bid online, PBA's Dynamic Bidding will calculate your absentee bid against competing absentee bids and determine the current high bid amount.  So, for example, if you place an absentee bid of $200 on an item with a minimum bid of $100, you will be notified that you are the high bidder and the bid is at $100.  If a second bidder then places a bid of $150, your bid will be incremented up to $160.   The under bidder will also be notified by email that their bid was outbid with a link to the item to enter a higher bid if desired. The current high bid will be the starting bid when the lot comes up in the live auction itself. In addition to providing full transparency, Dynamic Bidding will allow you to make more informed decisions.

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Shipping info:

We have a full service shipping department to ensure proper packing and safe delivery of purchases at reasonable cost. We are specialists at packing and shipping books and works on paper.   All lots purchased by the same client are combined for shipping in order to keep the cost as economical as possible.  Our preferred method for domestic shipments is UPS Ground but we can also ship via FedEx or USPS.  For international orders we select the most appropriate carrier depending on the value and weight of the items purchased.  We are happy to accommodate special arrangements by request.

Invoices are sent out the day following the auction and include a $10 handling fee plus actual shipping and insurance charges.

Shipping estimates can be obtained  by contacting William Taylor prior to the auction.


Terms and conditions


All accepted bids are contracts and are considered final and non withdrawable.


A buyer's premium of 20% will be applied to all purchases.


The person posting the bids online has to be the person who has registered for the auction.

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