The upcoming auction of rare pulps and books, offered by Weiss Auctions, is anchored by 300 lots of mystery and detective fiction titles from the collection of Otto Penzler. An editor and publisher of mystery fiction, Penzler is also the proprietor of The Mysterious Bookshop in New York City. Examples of the mystery and detective lots up for bid include a file copy of Volume One, Issue One of 10 Story Detective magazine, as well as early and rare copies of pulp titles by Anna Katherine Green, Vincent Starret, and John Rhode. More recent detective fiction works on offer include works by John Grisham, such as a limited edition copy of his 1995 bestselling novel The Rainmaker.
Though the book lots are almost exclusively mysteries, the sale also presents a rare first edition, first issue signed copy of The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. The book is inscribed “Ave atque Vale Scott Fitzgerald,” which translates from Latin to “hail and farewell, Scott Fitzgerald.” The sale also includes an antique Sherlock Holmes game and a vintage map of New York City. View any of these lots and register to bid on Invaluable.
Lot Categories:Collectibles (372)
# of Lots:372
Price Range:$5 - $15,000
Interesting lots include:
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|F. Scott Fitzgerald. Great Gtsby. Signed|| Estimate: |
|Ensign & Thayer's Map of New York|| Estimate: |
|10-Story Detective Volume One. # 1|| Estimate: |
|J. Langdon. Map of New York City|| Estimate: |
|John Grisham. The Rainmaker Limited Edition|| Estimate: |