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Bloomsbury New York – No Reserve Bibliophile Sale

Bloomsbury Auctions announces its first No Reserve Bibliophile Sale on Tuesday, June 30th at 2:00pm, with over 400 lots of titles, interesting manuscripts and fine sets. The sale contains property from Heritage Book Shop, Colonial Williamsburg, The Metropolitan Museum of Art and others.

bloomsburyThe Bibliophile Sale includes historic, modern and contemporary works in addition to an manuscript letter written by F. Scott Fitzgerald and signed to Elizabeth Craig Clarkson written the day after he was accepted at Princeton (15 September 1913) with the original mailing envelope. “I am in a particularly despondent and dissipated mood. Outside the sun is shining but I am perfectly positive it is only doing it out of spite…So I sign myself your humble Servant Francis Scott Fitzgerald.” It was a humorous and playful letter which was to influence much of his life ($3000-$5000.)

Also included in the 20th Century grouping is a 22 volume illustrated set of Mark Twain’s Works (1923). Bound for Brentano’s in contemporary red levant half morocco over red cloth boards, spines tooled and lettered in gilt ($3000-$4000.) A rare large paper copy of Rousseau’s complete works in contemporary full tree calf binding is contained in 38 volumes, Paris (1788-1793) Engraved frontispieces, Nouvelle Édition, ($5000-$7000.) Other titles include: The Works, Jonathan Swift 1755. 6 volumes, $1200-$1800, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Mark Twain (1855.) A first American edition, early issue. $1000-1500. Babbitt Sinclair Lewis (1922) First edition $1000-$1500 and Tractatus de corde(1669) Amsterdam Richard Lower $1500-$2500.

Bidders must be present at the auction to bid on items in this sale. The minimum bid is $25 and all items must be picked up within three business days from the sale date. Please note that Bloomsbury Auctions is closed Friday, July 3rd in observance of Independence Day. If you are unable to attend the auction in person, please contact client services at +1 212 719 1000 to arrange absentee bidding.

Exhibition Hours for the No Reserve Bibliophile Sale on Tuesday, June 30th 2:00pm are:
Friday, 26 June, 10am to 5pm
Monday, 29 June, 10am to 5pm
Tuesday, 30 June, 10am to 1pm