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Section I: Books and Broadsides by Charles Bukowski, Lots 1-122
Section II: Works with Contributions by Charles Bukowski, etc., Lots 123-177
Section III: Charles Bukowski Manuscripts, Lots 178-212
Section IV: Charles Bukowski Correspondence, Lots 213-233
Section V: Fine Modern Literature, Lots 234-455
Section VI: Lots Sold Without Reserve, Lots 456-490

Nearly 500 lots of fine modern literature from the 20th and 21st centuries. Nearly half of the sale comprises the spectacular collection of Charles Bukowski formed by Al Berlinski including many signed editions, limited editions with original paintings by Bukowski, periodical appearances, as well as manuscript poems and correspondence from the poet. The second half of the auction includes modern literary works from authors such as Samuel Becket, William S. Burroughs, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Stephen King, Jack Micheline, Henry Miller, Tim O’Brien, John Steinbeck, John Updike, Kurt Vonnegut, and many, many others. Also featured are several works in complete series including Game of Thrones, The Hunger Games, Harry Potter, The Twilight Saga, and a complete set of all twenty first editions from Patrick O’Brian’s Aubrey-Marutin series.
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