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David Bloom
Vice President, Department Head
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Christiana Scavuzzo

Christiana Scavuzzo
Department Administrator
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Sale Date: Oct 16 2014 10am
 


 Departmental News

Moe Septee Collection of Musical Autographs to Headline Rare Books & Manuscripts Auction

Moe Septee Collection of Musical Autographs to Headline Rare Books & Manuscripts Auction

 
Six Hundred Years of Works on Paper Achieve $1 Million in Sales

Six Hundred Years of Works on Paper Achieve $1 Million in Sales

 
Hollywood History Up for Auction at Freemans

Hollywood History Up for Auction at Freemans

 
Library From New York Seminary Set For Sale

Library From New York Seminary Set For Sale

 
Freemans to Sell Personal Letter from Abraham Lincoln and other Presidential Manuscripts & Ephemera

Freemans to Sell Personal Letter from Abraham Lincoln and other Presidential Manuscripts & Ephemera

 
Highlights of Fine Books, Maps, Prints & Manuscripts

Highlights of Fine Books, Maps, Prints & Manuscripts

 
Top Collection in Books Auction Comprised of Wyeth and Pyle Ephemera

Top Collection in Books Auction Comprised of Wyeth and Pyle Ephemera

 
Autobiography of a Massachusetts Senator Holds Historical Treasure Trove

Autobiography of a Massachusetts Senator Holds Historical Treasure Trove

 
Press Release: Lincoln's Autographed Photograph Sells For US $85,000

 
Press Release: Freeman's Book's, Manuscripts, Map's, Prints & Posters 1/14/10

 
Press Release: Fine Books, Maps, Prints & Autographs

 
Press Release: The David Wolman Collection Sale Results


 Departments

Books, Maps & Manuscripts

Freeman’s offers fully-catalogued sales of fine antiquarian books, manuscripts, prints, maps, ephemera, and nineteenth-century photographs three times a year. A book sale was our first significant auction when we opened for business in 1805 and, as the first purpose-built auction house in the United States, Freeman’s Books, Maps & Manuscripts department enjoys the privilege of continuing this tradition in the welcoming environment of its present location since 1924 on Chestnut Street. Freeman’s knowledgeable specialists, led by Department Head David Bloom, provide an expertise and quality of service that remains unchanged.

 Highlights include:

  • Broadside. "Glorious News for America." Portsmouth, New Hampshire: Furber & Russell, [May 16?], 1766. , realized $50,000
  • Original photograph, signed, of Abraham Lincoln sold for $103,000
  • 7 vols. John James Audobon, The Birds of America, achieved $59,375
  • Autograph Manuscript Signed. Arthur Conan Doyle, ."Mr. Sherlock Holmes to His Friends." [London], Jan., 1927. , sold for $80,500


Freeman’s attracts an international audience and are best known for continually offering quality material. Consignments are always welcome, from single objects to entire collections, and we respond with discretion and expertise. Please contact a member of this department if you have any questions, or wish to discuss buying or consigning your Books, Maps & Manuscripts with Freeman’s.