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Section I: Fine Books with Children’s Literature, Art & Illustration, Lots 1-433

Section II:   Lots sold without reserve, Lots 434-502


Over 500 lots of fine and rare books, prints, and ephemera, including many classics of children’s literature and illustration. Authors and illustrators including L. Frank Baum, Roald Dahl, Edward Gorey, Kate Greenaway, Beatrix Potter, Howard Pyle, Don Freeman, Garth Williams, Edmund Dulac, Arthur Rackham, Kay Neilsen, A.A. Milne, J.K. Rowling, Maurice Sendak, Bernhardt Wall and many more are represented. Also offered are a variety of fine books in many fields, including fine press, early printed books and leaves, a collection of botanical colored plates, finely bound books, rare cookery books, a small R. Crumb collection, books from the Disney Studios, and much, 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.


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 Brandon Olsen 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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