Video of the Week... Charles Dickens stars in Heritage's varied rare books auction



2015-06-26 12:04:27

Video of the Week... Charles Dickens stars in Heritage's varied rare books auction

The likes of Dickens, Hemingway and Austen will star alongside history and the sciences at Heritage

Americana, military history, world history, books about books, book art, architecture, natural history, medicine texts and illustrations will all go under the hammer at Heritage's upcoming rare books auction. The sale is set to take place on October 14.

In our Video of the Week, Joe Fay, Manager, and James Gannon, Director, of the auction house's Rare Books department take you through some of the sale's highlights.

Also among the historic documents is an authentic edition The New York Packet newspaper from January, 1778. Editions of The Federalist newspaper will also be included, along with a 1788-published compilation of its essays.

Collectors with a penchant for natural history will want to take a look at Marcus Catesby's Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahamas Islands - one of the foundational works of natural history, especially in America.

And no Heritage sale would be complete without a few legendary authors thrown into the mix - among them a rare First Edition, first printing Charles Dickens's a Christmas Carol. Remarkable, the copy was originally held in Dickens's personal library - likely one of the rarest copies of its kind.

Shown last in the video is one of the literary highlights of the 20th century, a uniquely inscribed copy of Earnest Hemingway's For Whom The Bell Tolls, affectionately signed and inscribed by the author to his good friend Charles Sweeney.

All these lots and more and shown and described in the above video, demonstrating that Heritage is all set to continue its reputation as one of the US's eminent book auction houses, later this month.

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