New Canaan Library Auctioning Collectible Books on eBay

The New Canaan library in Connecticut has been auctioning collectible books on eBay as part of its annual Spring book sale being held this weekend, June 6 – Sunday, June 8, 2014. Auction winners can pick up their books when they come to the library’s book sale. See what books are left for auction at […]

Auction Jan 24 2013 Includes Rare Maurice Sendak Books

Swann Galleries will be auctioning an extensive selection of original works by Maurice Sendak, along with  works by Edward Gorey, Charles Addams, Al Hirschfeld, Beatrix Potter, Dr. Seuss and others on the afternoon of Jan 24, 2013.  Swann’s auction of 20th Century Illustration Art and Books coincides with  Bibliography Week in New York. Of most interest […]

Modern First Editions – Clive Hirschhorn Collection Up for Auction

A pantheon of the first editions of some of the most popular modern classics of the 20th century will be auctioned off in London by Bloomsbury Auctions on Thursday, October 25, 2012. The Modern First Editions collection of film and theater critic Clive Hirschhorn up for bid is composed of 416 lots, displayed across 21 pages […]

Edward Gorey Deranged Cousins 1971 ed Up for Bid

If you’re an Edward Gorey fan, take note. On Sept. 9, 2012 Gorey’s THE DERANGED COUSINS 1971 Limited Edition Fantod Press goes on auction. Online bidding available. Auction suggested bid listed at $110. Here are the details from the National Book Auctions, AuctionZip website: Book Details: Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited edition of this […]

The Historie of Life and Death

On June 30, 2011, PBA Galleries will put up for auction a work described as including letters from Sir Francis Bacon, called, “The Historie of Life and Death. With Observations Naturall and Experimentall for the Prolonging of Life. Written by the Right Honorable Francis Lord Verulam, Viscount S. Alban.” Details Description from PBA Galleries: [8], […]

Eric Ambler Spy Thrillers Elevated the Accidental Protagonist For fans of espionage and intrigue, several Eric Ambler vintage books are coming up for auction on June 16, 2011, at PBA Galleries & Auctioneers. The sales include a rare First American Edition of  A Coffin for Dimitrios. (Knopf, 1939). (Lot 5). I have not read Ambler’s novels, but after reading old and newer reviews, […]