Books and Manuscripts

September 21, 2022 11:00 EST
Location: Freeman's

 

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Freeman’s September 21 Books and Manuscripts auction is led by an extremely rare first edition of New Englands First Fruits, a 1643 account of Puritan evangelization in New England, featuring the first printed mention of Harvard College—and the first copy to be offered at auction in over 20 years. Also on offer is a rare and beautiful edition of L. Frank Baum’s most famous work, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, the inspiration for the classic 1939 film. The auction brings several important pieces of American history to market, including a poignant 1964 letter from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to a supporter, a scarce copy of the 1957 comic book Martin Luther King and the Montgomery Story, and a very rare 1683 document issued by the Free Society of Traders in Pennsylvania. With a fine selection of prints by John J. Audubon, works by or about Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, and Edouard Manet, among others, and manuscript sheet music, rare pamphlets, and signed books and letters from Bob Dylan, Frank Zappa, Thelonious Monk, and Patti Smith, Books and Manuscripts is a wonderful opportunity for collectors of music and art material. Works by Charles Dickens, Louisa May Alcott, Walt Whitman, Sabine Baring-Gould, and Joseph Conrad make this inaugural auction of the Fall 2022 sale season an unmissable event.

Name: Darren Winston
Email: dwinston@freemansauction.com
Telephone: 267.414.1247

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Books and Manuscripts (122)

 

Lot 26
[Art] Miró, Joan Midi le Trèfle Blanc

Sold for $1,386
Estimated at $800 - $1,200

Lot 27
[Art] Miró, Joan Obscur Laurier

Sold for $2,772
Estimated at $800 - $1,200

Lot 28
[Art] [Picasso, Pablo] Poteries de Picasso

Sold for $504
Estimated at $800 - $1,200

Lot 45
[Literature] Acton, Eliza Poems

Sold for $756
Estimated at $600 - $900

Lot 47
[Literature] [Beowulf] Bjowulfs Drape...

Sold for $630
Estimated at $800 - $1,200

Lot 48
[Literature] Boswell, James The Life of Samuel Johnson...

Sold for $4,410
Estimated at $2,000 - $3,000

Lot 53
[Literature] [Fleming, Ian] Chopping, Richard Goldfinger

Sold for $3,276
Estimated at $1,500 - $2,500

Lot 55
[Literature] Hamsun, Knut Hunger

Sold for $2,394
Estimated at $800 - $1,200

Lot 56
[Literature] Jarry, Alfred Autograph Letter, signed

Sold for $819
Estimated at $1,000 - $1,500

Lot 57
[Literature] Jarry, Alfred Autograph Letter, signed

Sold for $1,071
Estimated at $1,000 - $1,500

Lot 58
[Literature] McCarthy, Cormac Group of 3 First Editions

Sold for $4,410
Estimated at $1,200 - $1,800

Lot 59
[Literature] McCarthy, Cormac Suttree

Sold for $6,300
Estimated at $3,000 - $5,000

Lot 62
[Literature] Pessoa, Fernando 35 Sonnets

Sold for $4,410
Estimated at $1,000 - $1,500

Lot 63
[Literature] Pound, Ezra Selected Poems

Sold for $2,268
Estimated at $1,500 - $2,500

Lot 72
[Literature] Turgenev, Ivan Autograph Letter, signed

Sold for $945
Estimated at $1,500 - $2,500

Lot 73
[Literature] Walser, Robert Group of 11 Titles

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

Lot 74
[Literature] (Whitman, Walt) Leaves of Grass

Sold for $5,985
Estimated at $4,000 - $6,000

Lot 75
[Literature] Woolf, Virginia Typed letter, signed

Sold for $2,772
Estimated at $1,000 - $1,500

Lot 79
[Music] [Dylan, Bob] Glaser, Milton Bob Dylan

Sold for $409
Estimated at $600 - $900

Lot 80
[Music] Monk, Thelonious Typed Document, signed

Sold for $693
Estimated at $800 - $1,200

Lot 81
[Music] Smith, Patti Kodak, and A Useless Death

Sold for $3,024
Estimated at $1,500 - $2,500

Lot 82
[Music] Smith, Patti Group of 7 Signed Items

Sold for $1,764
Estimated at $800 - $1,200

Lot 83
[Music] Zappa, Frank Autograph Music Score

Sold for $1,008
Estimated at $800 - $1,200

Lot 93
[Posters] Haring, Keith Free South Africa

Sold for $1,260
Estimated at $500 - $800

Lot 97
[Posters] Shahn, Ben Break Reactions Grip Register Vote

Sold for $2,016
Estimated at $1,500 - $2,500

 

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