Books and Manuscripts

2nd Feb, 2023 11:00 EDT




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On February 2, Freeman’s presents our first Books and Manuscripts auction of 2023, led by two extraordinary pieces of literature and printing history: a presentation copy of Ernest Hemingway’s short story collection in our time inscribed to his future editor Maxwell Perkins, and a rare leaf from the most famous book printed in the West, Johannes Gutenberg’s Bible, from a collection assembled by paper guru Dard Hunter. The sale boasts an array of Martin Luther King, Jr. material from a family close to the Kingsincluding an inscribed copy of the monumental activist’s memoir Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story. In addition to foundational presidential material, Americana, and a broad selection of literary first editions, Books and Manuscripts presents unexpected delights, such as an official NBA basketball signed by the 26 players and coaches of the 1996 All-Star game, including Michael Jordan, Shaquille O’Neal, and Charles Barkley. Collectors of American countercultural material will be pleased to find an extensive selection in the February 2 sale, with first editions and documents from such notable figures as Charles Bukowski, Timothy Leary, and William S. Burroughs, among others.



Name: Adam Dias
Telephone: 267.414.1257

Name: Colin Foley
Telephone: 267.412.1246

Name: Darren Winston
Telephone: 267.414.1247

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Books and Manuscripts (142)


Lot 13
[Americana] Burr, Aaron Autograph Letter, signed

Sold for $945
Estimated at $500 - $800

Lot 22
[Americana] Hamilton, Alexander Autograph Letter, signed

Sold for $6,930
Estimated at $5,000 - $8,000

Lot 59
[Counter-Culture] Bukowski, Charles Post Office

Sold for $1,386
Estimated at $1,000 - $1,500

Lot 62
[Counter-Culture] Bukowski, Charles Scarlet

Sold for $473
Estimated at $500 - $800

Lot 69
[Counter-Culture] Crumb, Robert The Complete Crumb Comics

Sold for $3,528
Estimated at $1,200 - $1,800

Lot 74
[Counter-Culture] (Dass, Ram) From Bindu to Ojas

Sold for $756
Estimated at $300 - $500

Lot 81
[Literature] Burgess, Anthony A Clockwork Orange

Sold for $4,095
Estimated at $1,200 - $1,800

Lot 84
[Literature] Capote, Truman Autograph Letter, signed

Sold for $1,638
Estimated at $800 - $1,200

Lot 92
[Literature] Fitzgerald, F. Scott The Great Gatsby 

Sold for $4,410
Estimated at $3,000 - $5,000

Lot 93
[Literature] Heller, Joseph Catch-22

Sold for $2,394
Estimated at $500 - $800

Lot 94
[Literature] Hemingway, Ernest in our time

Sold for $277,200
Estimated at $60,000 - $90,000


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