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Section I: Fine Literature, Lots 1-399
Section II: Books about Books, Lots 400-431

Section III: Lots sold without reserve, Lots 432-453

Over 450 lots of fine literature of 19th and 20th centuries, including many significant titles and authors. Highlights of the auction include signed first and collectable editions from Harper Lee, Ernest Hemingway, Kahlil Gibran, Cormac McCarthy, James Joyce, Dorothy Parker, Mark Twain, Zane Grey, D.H. Lawrence, Somerset Maugham, Roald Dahl, Jack London, Charles Bukowski and many others. We are pleased to include in this auction the Segur collection of books by Richard Brautigan, including his rare first book, several signed limited editions, and a large number of other important works by the poet. Following the literature section is a small but significant selection of Books about Books, including bibliographies of various fine presses, bookish memoirs from publishers, booksellers, and collectors, and much more.

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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.

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Shipping estimates can be obtained  by contacting Brandon Olsen prior to the auction.


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