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Winter Southern Estates and Collections: Session I

Tue, Feb 28, 2023 10:00AM EST
Lot 486

13 Signed First Edition Books, The Franklin Library

Estimate: $300 - $500

Bid Increments

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$0 $10
$100 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$30,000 $2,500
$100,000 $5,000
$300,000 $10,000

Property of a Private Collector, Hilton Head Island, SC


13 Signed First Edition Books, The Franklin Library, All limited, first editions privately printed exclusively for members of The Signed First Edition Society published by The Franklin Library, each book personally signed by the author in ink on flyleaf, several with original art for the frontispiece commissioned specially for the Franklin Library First Edition, all including a special message for the first edition from the author, all hardbound in full leather, in various colors, with embossed gilt cover designs and gilt edges, all with silk ribbon page markers, comprising: Marya: A Life by Joyce Carol Oates, 1986, Father Melancholy's Daughter by Gail Goodwin, 1991, The Counterlife by Philip Roth, 1986, Jump and Other Stories by Nadine Gordimer, 1991, The Kingdom of the Wicked by Anthony Burgess, 1985, The Centurion by Jan de Hartog, 1989, Songlines by Bruce Chatwin, 1987, The Bourne Supremacy by Robert Ludlum, 1986, Timebends by Arthur Miller, 1987, The Gods of War by John Toland, 1985, Hong Kong by Jan Morris, 1988, Travels by Michael Crichton, 1988, and The Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe, 1987.

Measurements: Height: of Father Melancholy's Daughter, 9 1/2 in. x Width: 6 3/8 in. x Depth: 1 1/2 in.


All in excellent, like-new condition.

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