Join us on Saturday, September 23, 2023, for this live online auction hosted on Invaluable.com. We’ll be offering a host of interesting, antique, and one-of-a-kind items. Click here to view the catalog.

This auction will be specializing in rare antique books and periodicals, newspapers, modern first editions, and some rare pieces of Dickensiana from the choice collection of Martin Nason.

Some special lots worth highlighting are:

  • Scarce near fine copy of Liam O’Flaherty’s “The Informer” with original dust jacket.
  • A previously unrecorded “A Christmas Carol” theatrical playbill by Charles Webb, one of several literary pirates who first dramatized the famous Christmas story in February 1844 just two months after Dickens’ classic was published.
  • Large assortment of various 19th-century periodicals and newspapers including two bound copies of The American and The Eastern Argus both once having belonged to 6th U.S. President John Quincy Adams along with a collection of The United States Magazine and Democratic Review that contains works from literary great Edgar Allen Poe.
  • Two presentational works, Thomas Carlyle’s signed presentational copy to his cousin and a presentational copy of John Sterling’s “Poems” given to fellow poet Samuel Rogers.
  • Kelly’s Post Office Directory map of London, 1857, complete with cloth measuring tape.
  • 1792+ editions of William Curtis Botanical Magazine with gorgeous hand-colored plates.
  • 1952 first edition, first issue of Hemingway’s “The Old Man and the Sea” with first issue dust jacket.
  • Large collection of Civil War-era Harper’s Weekly magazines.

Additional items include:

  • Large dealer lots
  • Sets of antique books
  • Small and miniature antique books in vellum and cased
  • Books related to the Wild West, exploration and the Civil War

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