Hindman’s upcoming auction of Books and Manuscripts, including Americana, is sourced in part from the collection of Rhoda H. Clark, a businesswoman and book collector. Clark helmed the Monastary Hill book bindery after four generations. Available items from her collection include examples of Monastery Hill bindings, such as the complete works of Honore de Balzac, A Christmas Carol in prose by Charles Dickens, Hawaii by James Michener, and more.
Other rare bindings in the sale include a ten-volume set of the complete writings of Walt Whitman. The set on offer is number ten of ten copies on Japanese vellum of the “Author’s Autograph Edition.” Bound into one of the books is an original autographed letter written by Whitman to an unnamed recipient.
Beyond books, there are notable Americana items, such as letters, documents, and signatures from American Supreme Court Justices. One of the leading lots offers over 200 items signed by Supreme Court Justices, from John Jay through William Rehnquist. The auction house describes the set as “the most complete collection to appear on the market.” Other Justices represented in the set include Sandra Day O’Connor, David Souter, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonja Sotomayor, John McKinley, and James Iredell. View any of these lots and register to bid on Bidsquare.
Lot Categories:Fine Art (8), Posters, Prints & Multiples (7), Collectibles (284), Books, Manuscripts & Archives (272)
# of Lots:292
Price Range:$200 - $30,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|[Supreme Court Justices]. A very extensive collection of 203 autograph letters, letters, documents and signatures||
|Churchill, Winston Spencer (1874-1965). Marlborough His Life and Times||
|WHITMAN, Walt (1819-1892). The Complete Writings.||
|Monastery Hill Binding. Michener, James A. (1907-1997). Hawaii.||
|Ashbery, John. The Poems. Prints by Joan Mitchell||
- Books, Manuscripts & Archives
- Fine Art
- Posters, Prints & Multiples
- artists’ books
- fine bindings
- John Ashbery
- John James Audubon
- Natural History
- signed books
- Travel and Exploration
- Walt Whitman
- Winston Churchill
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