Fine Books and Manuscripts, including Americana; December 12, 2001; Sale Number N0 7746
Sotheby's, New York, 2001, Illustrated Wraps, , , Very Good /
378 pp., 418 lots, Addendum, 8 pp. Some tiny imperfections, some creasing and soiling to fore edge of addendum. Includes 8 pp. insert Addendum lot 223A, the letters of J. D. Salinger to his Daughter Peggy, estimated at $250-350,000, which did not sell. The letters are described at length with several illustrations. Some highlights: lot 60, The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer, ed. F.S. Ellis. Hammersmith: The Kelmscott Press, 8 May 1896, one of 425 copies on paper, $46,750; lot 107, Austen, Jane, Sense and Sensibility: A Novel. By a Lady. London: T. Egerton, 1811, Jerome Kern's copy, $81,250; lot 159, Hemingway, Ernest, Typescript of The Dangerous Summer, 1960, $52,500; lot 385, M'Kenney, Thomas L., and James Hall, History of the Indian Tribes of North America, 3 vols., 1837, 1842-44, $58,250; letters from Jack Kerouac to Neal Cassidy, Carl Solomon, and Lois Sorrells, nicely reproduced here.