FALLS CHURCH, Virginia – On Thursday, July 8, Quinn’s Auction Galleries in Northern Virginia will host an exceptional auction of 317 lots of rare and signed books, antique cards, prints and autographs. Selections include works by Thomas Wolfe, Ernest Hemingway, Aldous Huxley, and Dutch engraver / cartographer Henricus Hondius II. The art category presents an unpublished illustration by Frederic Dorr Steele entitled The slave dog, which was created for Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Hound of the Baskervilles.
Book categories include first impressions, fine bindings, travel and exploration books; and more. The selection of desirable illustrated books includes a 1980 registered copy of Satan in Goray, Ink and Some blood by Isaac Bashevis Singer, with 40 text illustrations and 10 original copper engravings signed in pencil by Ira Moskowitz. In addition, the book case contains 10 loose copper engravings, also signed by the artist. Published by Sweetwater Editions, New York, the book is one of 50 copies bound in full morocco with gilding. Estimate: $ 800 to $ 1,200. Another notable entry is a copy of Walt Whitman Blades of grass, one of 1000 copies and signed by its illustrator, Rockwell Kent. Estimate: $ 300 to $ 500
A remarkable 1605 first edition of Sir Francis Bacon’s The Twoo Bookes …, London: [Thomas Purfoot and Thomas Creede] for Henrie Tomes, deals with “competence and the advancement of learning, divine and human”. In very good condition, modern leather bound with contemporary mounted boards, it is estimated between $ 3,000 and $ 5,000.
1915 by Thomas Wolfe Merit of theses, 1915, 1917-1919; contains four theses, of which The industry crisis, University of North Carolina: Department of Philosophy, Chapel Hill, 1919. This first edition of Wolfe’s first book is one of 200 that have been printed. Estimate: $ 3,000 to $ 5,000
A copy of Aldous Huxley’s classic dystopian sci-fi novel Brave New World (Chatto & Windus, London, 1932) is signed by the author on the front cover page and dated 1956. The book is in blue fabric with a detachable and remarkably visual dust jacket. Estimate: $ 800 to $ 1,200
In its July 8 sale, Quinn’s is pleased to present items from the collection of Eric Robinson, a scholar, editor and poetry expert of John Clare (1793-1864), arguably the greatest working class poet. that England has ever produced. A first 1820 edition of Clare’s Rural life (Taylor and Hessey, London), which describes early 19th century life in the English countryside, will be on offer with an estimate of $ 800 to $ 1,200.
Books on viticulture and wine appreciation from the library of Philip and Margo Jacksich are also featured. Within the collection’s respected collections is a set of seven volumes by Viala & Vermorel’s Ampelography, which deals with a particular area of botany where the emphasis is on the identification and care of the vine. Published between 1901-1919, the volumes contain 500 chromolithographic plates and 70 colorless lithographic plates. Estimate: $ 4,000 to $ 6,000
The aforementioned unpublished sketch for The Hound of the Baskervilles – The third of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s four detective novels starring Detective Sherlock Holmes – bears the appropriate title The slave dog. Frederic Dorr Steele’s two-tone image of a drooling dog is executed in pencil and watercolor on paper, measures 10 by 9 7/8 inches (on sight), and is estimated to be between $ 800 and $ 1,200. Additionally, the art category includes figurative and nude sketches created by Allyn Cox (American, 1896–1982), an accomplished artist best known for his works on the United States Capitol and the George Washington Masonic National Memorial in Alexandria, Virginia. . Each of the nine Cox lots is estimated to be between $ 200 and $ 300.
Highlights of the autographs include presidential nominations and grants signed by John Quincy Adams, James Madison and Ulysses S. Grant. The Grant document, signed on May 23, 1872, certifies the appointment of Leonard Davis to the post of Inspector of Pay for the United States Navy. It is also signed by then Secretary of the Navy George Robeson. Estimate: $ 800 to $ 1,200.
Another important lot in the political category of the auction is a 1962 first edition of Robert F. Kennedy’s book Just brave friends and foes (Harper & Row). In near mint condition with a dust jacket, the book is personally inscribed by Kennedy – who at the time was the United States Attorney General – to Stuart Symington, the United States Senator from Missouri who unsuccessfully challenged the brother of Kennedy, John, for the Democratic presidential nomination (election of 1960). The book’s inscription reads: “To Senator Symington, with the high regard of his friend, Bob Kennedy.” »Estimate: $ 800 to $ 1,200
Three fascinating 17th-century maps engraved and hand-colored by Henricus Hondius II (Dutch, 1597-1651) will go through the auction on July 8. Among them is Tabula Nova Virginiae, a hand-colored engraved map from 1633 derived from John Smith’s 1612 Map of Virginia. A first print with French text on the back, it is nicely framed and offered with an estimate of $ 1,200 to $ 1,600.
In the extremely popular space memorabilia category, an Apollo 11 folk art exhibit featuring the signatures of Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin will be on offer with an estimate of $ 1,500 to $ 2,500. The display is lined with Apollo 11 stamps and photo reproductions of the Apollo lunar mission.