Tag Archives: literature

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Thoreau first edition book, $14,400, PBA Galleries

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Thoreau first edition book, $14,400, PBA Galleries

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A first edition copy of Henry David Thoreau’s seminal work, Walden: Or, Life in the Woods, sold for $14,400 at an auction held January 11th by PBA Galleries in San Francisco. Also, a first issue copy of John Steinbeck’s equally important literary classic, Of […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Copy of Moby Dick, $9,600, PBA Galleries

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Copy of Moby Dick, $9,600, PBA Galleries

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A first American edition copy of Herman Melville’s classic book Moby Dick (or, The Whale) sold for $9,600 at a Fine Literature & Fine Books Auction held July 27th by PBA Galleries in San Francisco. Also, a first edition copy of J. D. Salinger’s […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Dashiell Hammett book, $65,000, Swann Galleries

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A first-edition copy of Dashiell Hammett’s book The Red Harvest (New York, 1929), sold for $65,000 at a sale of 19th and 20th Century Literature held Nov. 10 by Swann Galleries in New York City. Also, a two-volume set of the first English edition […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: 1490 edition, Aesop's Fables, $24,780, Michaan's Auctions

Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A circa 1490 edition of the book Aesop’s Fables, one of the first of 25 editions, sold for $24,780 at a Fine Art, Decorative Arts, Asian Art & Jewelry Auction held Feb. 7 by Michaan’s Auctions in Alameda, Calif. Also, a mid-15th century astronomical medical […]