Online Only Book Auction
A link to the Online Auction will be posted by April 14th. Thank you for your patience.
Featuring 257 lots from the Private Collection of the late Dr. Murrell Lewis
Auction opens online Sunday, April 18 & begins to close at 12pm noon EST on
Sunday, May 2, 2021
Preview by appt. or video previews and additional photos will be available upon request.
Mike Clum Auctions Inc. is pleased to offer at auction a third selection of highlights from the late Dr. Murrell Lewis collection of rare and collectible books. Begun over sixty years ago, the Lewis collection was a sophisticated and ambitious collection. Dr. Lewis often secured books either in exceptional collector’s condition or books that were special or unique in some way. There are 257 lots offered in this sale and are almost all first editions, many are signed or inscribed, many are limited editions, and many are unique copies. This selection is especially strong in American and British literature of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, but there are rare and collectible books here from many areas, including science, exploration, history, children’s literature, and others. In this sale, highlights include The Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins, Leo Tolstoi – War and Peace, Weldon Kees items to include The Ceremony, Poems, & other books filled with drafts of poems & stories, John Steinbeck – Of Mice and Men, and East of Eden, Mark Twain – What is Man, Kate Douglas Wiggin – The Birds’ Christmas Carol, Lewis Carroll – Alice’s Adventures Under Ground, Martha Finley Farquharson – Elsie Dinsmore, Ronald Firbank first editions, Marcel Proust – Du Cote de Chez Swann, Eugene Field – Second Book of Verse, Dylan Thomas – Twenty-Six Poems, Kate Chopin – Bayou Folk, Nathaniel Hawthorne – Twice-Told Tales, Hart Crane – White Buildings, and The Bridge, William Everson – An Age Insurgent, and numerous others. A wonderful selection from an important collection.
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