Private Collections of Churchill, Dicks, and Baum Lead November 5 Fine Books and Manuscripts Auction  

Private Collections of Churchill, Dicks, and Baum Lead November 5 Fine Books and Manuscripts Auction

The November 5 Fine Books and Manuscripts auction at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers offers a wonderful array of rare items from private collections in every collecting area, from 15th Century illuminated missals to signed sports autobiographies.

The sale includes an extensive collection of Churchill autographed documents, letters, and first editions, largely from the collection of James Bennett. Leading the literature session, a private Chicago-area collection of some of the finest Charles Dickens first editions will be offered at auction once again, along with the David Mozinski collection of rare L. Frank Baum first editions and Oziana.

Other highlights include first octavo editions of John James Audubon’s Birds of America and Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America, first editions of Chippendale’s Gentleman and Cabinet Maker’s Director and John Keynes’ General Theory of Employment, a signed autobiography of Robert “Bobby” Jones’ Down the Fairway, a first edition of Solomon Northup’s Twelve Years a Slave, and McKenney and Hall’s monumental plate book, The History of the Indian Tribes of North America.

Autographed documents include a rare letter from Irish revolutionary leader Michael Collins and a four page autographed letter from Frank Lloyd Wright to architect Edgar Tafel.

Items will be on public exhibition Friday, October 31, 10am-5pm, Saturday, November 1, 10am-3pm, and Sunday, November 2, 12pm-4pm. The auction will be held at 1338 West Lake Street on Wednesday, November 5 at 10am.

The catalogue is available online at lesliehindman.com and bidsquare.com. Online bidding is available as well. For questions and condition report requests please contact Mary Kohnke at 312.334.4236 or marykohnke@lesliehindman.com.

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