11 Apr - 25 Apr 2022 | Online 20646

Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts including Americana

New York

11 Apr - 25 Apr 2022

Sale Overview

Fine Printed Books & Manuscripts including Americana features material ranging from the first century of printing in Europe to books, documents and letters dating to the middle of the twentieth century. The sale features an important collection of children's literature, as well as books and manuscripts from the collection of the late Maurice Sendak, sold to benefit the Rosenbach including a rare first edition of Beatrix Potter's Peter Rabbit as well as a large selection of her subsequent work. The sale additionally features a selection of Ian Fleming's iconic James Bond series including a superb copy of Casino Royale in its original dustjacket. Among the major literary highlights is a rare first edition of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein in contemporary leather binding,  the first edition of The Diary of Anne Frank (Het Achterhuis) in dustjacket as well as the first printed edition of Beowulf. Science and mathematics highlights range from a fragment of Pacioli's 1494 Summa Arithmetica concerning his pioneering work on double-entry bookkeeping to a rare and important set of letters by John Von Neumann writing on the mathematics of poker. Americana highlights include a rare broadside for the Boston Tea Party, manuscripts and letters by John F. Kennedy (as well as his personal rosary beads), as a rare series of Davy Crockett's Almanacs as well as a superb archive of manuscripts relative to George Washington's drillmaster Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben.

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