Thursday, October 08, 2009

Auction Report: Upcoming

One more upcoming notice to add to the others for October: Bonhams New York will sell Fine Books and Manuscripts on 19 October. There will be 525 lots, including books from the surfing history collection of Mark Blackburn. Among the highlights from the sale are a c. 1823 Hawaiian mission primer, described as "only the third surviving imprint from earliest press in Hawaii." It's estimated at $6,000-9,000. A marvelous Herman Melville letter to his British publisher could fetch $60,000-80,000.

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