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Sealed-Bid Auction

A sealed-bid auction of the books listed below will be held from 9:00 to 11:00 AM on the first day of the sale. There will be no previous viewing of these books. They may be seen from the Sale’s opening at the table marked Sealed Bids.

Bid forms will be found and are to be submitted at the Sealed Bids table. No bid will be accepted after 11:00 AM. In case of bids of identical amounts for the same book, the bid submitted earliest will be preferred. The identities of winning bidders will be made known at the Sealed Bids table as soon after 11:00 AM as the bids have been collated, usually before noon. Bidders unable to wait for the auction’s conclusion may arrange for books on which their bids are successful to be mailed. No discounts apply to books bought at auction.

Books to be Sold by Sealed Bids 2017

THE HOLY EXPERIMENT: A Message to the World from Pennsylvania. Series of Mural Paintings by Violet Oakley in the Governor’s Reception Room and in the Senate Chamber of the State Capitol at Harrisburg, PA. Elephant Folio, 1922, Unbound Wraps (unbound over run of a limited signed/numbered run of 500), scripted text in red and black on imported Italian paper, contains 21 of the 22 tipped-in color lithographs of the paintings by Oakley (missing plate 16). Five sections of text and two sections containing the prints. Bidding will begin at $75.00.

RAISE HIGH THE ROOF BEAM, CARPENTERS and SEYMOUR, an Introduction. J. D. Salinger. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1959. Dedication page tipped in, page 173 Sey-more. Bidding will begin at $100.00.

ANIMAL FARM. George Orwell. New York: Harcourt Brace and Company, 1946. First US Edition, first issue dust jacket (does not have “Printed in U.S.A.” on back flap). Bidding will begin at $60.00.

A MOVEABLE FEAST: Sketches of the Author’s Life in Paris in the Twenties. Ernest Hemingway. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1964. First printing. Bidding will begin at $100.00.

A.B.C. DE BABAR. Jean de Brunhoff (dessiné par Jean de Brunhoff). Hachette, 1939. Bidding will begin at $35.00.

THE PEARL. John Steinbeck, with drawings by José Clemente Orozco. New York: The Viking Press, 1947. First American printing, with dust jacket. Bidding will begin at $50.00.

PENNSYLVANIA GERMAN PIONEERS. Strassburger and Hinke. Genealogical Publishing Company. Two volumes. Sealed in wrappers. Bidding will begin at $50.00.

NORMAN ROCKWELL: A Definitive Catalogue. Text and catalogue by Laurie Norton Moffatt. Stockbridge: The Norman Rockwell Museum at Stockbridge, 1986. Two volumes in slipcase. Bidding will begin at $100.00.

WILLIAM SHAKSPERE’S SMALL LATINE & LESSE GREEKE. T. W. Baldwin. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1944. Two Volumes. Bidding will begin at $40.

VISIONS OF A VANISHING RACE. Edward Sherriff Curtis. Text by Florence Curtis Graybill and Victor Boesen. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Company, 1976. Bidding will begin at $40.00.

FLOWERING WILDERNESS. John Galsworthy. London: William Heinemann Ltd., 1932. This edition is numbered (199 of 400) and signed by the author. In slipcase, which is not in good condition. Bidding will begin at $50.00.

THE TOPKAPI SARAY MUSEUM. 5 Vols. (Architecture, Carpets, Manuscripts, Textiles, The Treasury, each in slipcase). New York Graphic Society Book. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1986. Bidding will begin at $100.00.

Stamp catalogue with stamps from China (1970-1979). In slipcase. Bidding will begin at $100.00.


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