The December Fine Books and Manuscripts sale is unusally eclectic, with highlights ranging from a beautiful copy of Newton’s “Principia,” the first newspaper printing of the Declaration of Independence, to a modern-age copy of “The First Lunar Bible” and a “Lunar Bible Fragment” representing the first copy of the Bible to ever land on the Moon. Also included is a significant Charles Schulz archive, and original art by Kate Greenaway, W.W. Denslow, and Peter Newelll. Rounding out the sale is a rare copy of Poe’s “Tales,” as well as unpublished F. Scott Fitzgerald short stories and inscribed books from Oscar Wilde, J.D. Salinger, and Jack Kerouac.
Please note that the estimates for this lot are $3,000 - 5,000
One of the clasps, noted in the catalogue as tearing, has now torn, and is preserved in the department
Please note that this lot is accompanied by a color print based on the pencil sketch of the seated girl with the muff. The lot does not include a full length pencil portrait of a young girl.
This Lot has been withdrawn from the sale.
Please note that the copyrights to the material in lot 87 belong to the Charles Schulz family. Only the physical artifacts are being sold; the manuscripts may not be copied, photographed or published without the consent of the Schulz family
Please note that this is a later printing (not a first edition), later issue
This lot is double-glazed and framed.
Please note that image of Edward Jones in the printed catalogue is from the collection of Michael Welch
The emendation to the salutation of this letter is not a correction, but rather Kennedy changing Hopwood's seldom used first name to his more familiar nickname. Hopwood roomed with Joe Kennedy Jr. at Choate and Harvard.