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Gavels 'n' Paddles: First edition, The Federalist, $223,500, PBA Galleries

Gavels 'n' Paddles: First edition, The Federalist, $223,500, PBA Galleries

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A rare first edition copy of The Federalist (1788), one of only 500 printed and considered the most important book in the political history of the U.S., sold for $223,500 at an auction held May 31st by PBA Galleries in San Francisco. Also, a […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Wells Fargo reward poster, $10,200, PBA Galleries

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Wells Fargo reward poster, $10,200, PBA Galleries

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall An 1875 Wells Fargo reward poster for “Alkali Jim” sold for $10,200 at an auction held January 25th by PBA Galleries in San Francisco, Calif. Also, a copper-engraved chart of the Straits of Singapore from 1711 realized $6,600; a collection of about 92 glass […]

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: Marvel's Star Wars #1, $7,200, PBA Galleries

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A very fine copy of Marvel’s Star Wars #1 comic book from 1977, the rare 35-cent variant, sold for $7,200 at an auction of books and comic books held March 24 by PBA Galleries in San Francisco, Calif. Also, a pristine copy of the […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: California gold map, $39,000, PBA Galleries

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A map of the California gold region, published in Boston in 1848 and a precise tracing of the map of pioneer and land surveyor James Bidwell by Thomas Larquin, an American businessman and entrepreneur, sold for $39,000 at Part 3 of The Warren Heckrotte […]

Gavels ‘N Paddles: 1632 Shakespeare folio, $114,000, PBA Galleries

Gavels ‘N Paddles: 1632 Shakespeare folio, $114,000, PBA Galleries

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall A 1632 second folio edition of William Shakespeare sold for $114,000 at a sale of Rare Books & Manuscripts held Feb. 8 by PBA Galleries in Oakland, Calif. Also, a rare inscribed presentation of James Lind’s 1753 work, A Treatise of the Scurvy, in […]