14 Press Releases

Tag: Mark Twain

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    First Editions of Tom Sawyer and the Smyth Report at Hindman

    Leading Hindman’s upcoming books and manuscripts sale is a first printing copy of Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Tom Sawyer from 1876. Twain’s famous tale of the mischievous and clever boy was initially a commercial failure. The American Publishing Co. sold fewer than 24,000 copies in the novel’s first year,…

    CLEMENS, Samuel L. (Mark Twain, 1835-1910). The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Hartford: American Publishing Company, 1876. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, FIRST PRINTING.
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    Americana Between the Boards From Potter & Potter

    Perhaps best known for both capturing Fort Ticonderoga early in the Revolutionary War and founding the state of Vermont, Ethan Allen also led a failed attempt into Montreal that resulted in his capture by British authorities. Imprisoned aboard Royal Navy ships, he was released in a prisoner exchange in 1778.…

    The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain
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    Books & Manuscripts, Part 2, Goes Up For Bid On March 5 At Turner Auctions + Appraisals

    Over 205 Lots on Offer Dating from 14th-20th Centuries, Most from the Holbrook T. Mitchell Collection SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA, February 16, 2022 – Turner Auctions + Appraisals is pleased to present Books & Manuscripts, Part 2, on March 5, 2022. The sale features over 205 lots of antique or vintage…

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    15th-Century Illuminated Prayer Book, Antique Manuscripts Available at Turner Auctions + Appraisals

    Avid antique books collector Holbrook T. Mitchell nursed a diverse range of interests, from opera to classic cars. Those interests were reflected in his collection of books, documents, and historical manuscripts. Turner Auctions + Appraisals will bring 85 lots from Mitchell’s collection to auction in late January. One key lot…

    Illuminated Manuscript, Book of Hours, c. 15th-16th Century
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    From the Last Testament to The Vampyre, A Tale of Paris, Rare Books and Incunabula Now Open for Bidding on iGavel Auctions

    New Braunfels TX: iGavel Auctions has announced that its online sale of rare books and incunabula is now open for bidding through October 12th on  https://www.igavelauctions.com/auctions/antiquarian-and-other-books  “We are delighted to present another important sale of rare books and incunabula, from extremely rare 15th century texts to 20thth century literature,” says Lark Mason,…

    From-the-Last-Testament-to-The-Vampyre-A-Tale-of-Paris-Rare-Books-and-Incunabula-Now-Open-for-Bidding-on-iGavel-Auctions1
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    Freeman’s to Offer First Edition Copy of ‘The Great Gatsby’ in Upcoming Sale

    On a ship crossing the Atlantic Ocean during the 1920s, Theodor Liedemedt worked as a musician to entertain the passengers. He happened to meet American author F. Scott Fitzgerald. Though there is little official record of their friendship— Liedemedt does not appear in any of Fitzgerald’s surviving letters or journals—…

    [Literature] Fitzgerald, F. Scott The Great Gatsby
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    The Lifetime Collection Of Kim Hammergren – Vintage Jukeboxes And Many Other Items – Will Be Sold Labor Day Weekdend In Macon, Ga

    The auction will be conducted by Preston Opportunities, whose owner, Preston Evans, was a lifelong friend of Mr. Hammergren’s. It will be held Sept 3rd and 4th, different venues each day. BYRON, Ga. – Just like the news of Mark Twain’s death, reports of Preston Evans’s retirement have been greatly…

    The Lifetime Collection Of Kim Hammergren – Vintage Jukeboxes And Many Other Items – Will Be Sold Labor Day Weekdend In Macon, Ga1
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    “American Classics and Signed Letters at Potter & Potter”

    In 1939, Raymond Chandler published his novel The Big Sleep. The first to feature hardboiled detective Philip Marlowe, the book later inspired a classic film by the same title starring Humphry Bogart and Lauren Bacall. A first edition, first printing copy of this American classic is currently up for bid…

    CHANDLER, Raymond (1888–1959). The Big Sleep
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    Artelisted Brings Vintage Tiffany Studios Pieces & Fine Art to Auction

    Leading Artelisted’s upcoming Auctioneer Picks sale is a Tiffany Studios desk set. Tiffany was long-established in the leaded glass industry when the company moved to produce items suitable for all budgets. To accomplish this, Tiffany expanded the New York-based Tiffany Furnaces factory and began producing household goods. The available desk…

    Antique Tiffany Studios Desk Set
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    Rare Books, Manuscripts & Relics, Forbes Collection Part II, Kerouac Estate Part III

    The upcoming Rare Books, Manuscripts, & Relics sale, offered by University Archives, is anchored by memorabilia from authors, politicians, and other historical figures. Among the available popular culture items is a handwritten, signed lyric manuscript of Bob Dylan’s “Like a Rolling Stone.” In 2004, the Rolling Stone magazine called “Like…

    Pope John Paul II Fantastic Signed Color Photo with Great Provenance
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    Books, Maps & Manuscripts

    Though best known as one of America’s greatest inventors, it should also be noted that Thomas Alva Edison was also one of America’s savviest businessmen. Both of Edison’s professions are on display in the upcoming Books, Maps & Manuscripts auction, offered by Freeman’s. There are many Edison-related items in the…

    Children's & Illustrated] [Sendak, Maurice], Group of Six Titles Illustrated by Maurice Sendak
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    Fine Books and Manuscripts

    In this auction of Fine Books and Manuscripts, Swann Auction Galleries offers a dizzying number of high-value books, manuscripts, and signatures by and about well-known figures. Just a fraction of the famous names appearing here should be enough to pique the interest of any collector: Aaron Burr, Robert E. Lee,…

    PHILLIPS, TOM. The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri, Inferno/Auctiondaily
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    Fine Art & Antiques Session II

     Simpsons Galleries presents a well-selected assemblage of art, decorative arts, 20th - century design, jewelry, and collectibles in their upcoming  The second day of the auction will host antique textiles, art, furniture, and important maps, providing a rare opportunity for all the collectors to acquire the first revised version of…

    Simpsons Galleries
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    The Peck Family Historical Collection

    Turner Auctions + Appraisals offers a historical collection of the Peck family in their upcoming auction. Included are an 1864 signed photograph of Mark Twain, an 1863 letter from President Abraham Lincoln, also several portraits, landscapes and still life paintings from the 19th and 20th centuries. Antique cameras, phonographs and…

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