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Section I: Illustrated Books & Children’s Literature, Lots 1-283

Section II: Books in All Fields, Lots 284-486

Section III: Lots sold without reserve, Lot 487-557

More than 550 lots of are offered. The first section of the sale features works illustrated by many of the most desired names of the golden era of book illustration and beyond. Harry Clarke, Edmund Dulac, Kay Neilsen, Howard Pyle, Maxfield Parrish, Arthur Rackham, and Willy Pogany are all represented. More than forty first editions illustrated by Dr. Seuss are also offered, along with scores of other fine illustrated works for children and adults from the 18th through the 21st centuries. The second section of the sale includes a wide variety of genres, from early printed books to the fine presses of the 20th century, finely bound books and sets, fore-edge paintings, a selection of Jazz ephemera, 19th century medical works with chromolithograph plates, large selections from the Perishable Press, the Book Club of California, and much more. Nearly 70 lots offered without reserve will follow the catalogued sale.

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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 Priority Mail.  We do NOT ship USPS Media Mail under any circumstances.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 minimum $10 handling fee plus actual shipping and insurance charges.

Shipping estimates can be obtained  by contacting [email protected] prior to the auction.


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


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