Rare Books, Manuscripts and Autographs Gray's Fine Printed Books, Manuscripts and Autographs auction features over 150 lots. Notable features include: William Blackstone(1723-1780)Commentaries on the Laws of England, Amelia Earhart's 20 Hr
von Braun, Christopher Kraft, and Buzz Aldrin. Apollo Expeditions to the Moon is estimated at $2,000-3,000.
Gray’s Rare Books, Manuscripts and Autographs auction also includes Lot 8 Blackstone’s Commentaries on the Laws of England. This is a first edition of Blackstone's important work on the laws of England. Commentaries proved extremely popular, due in large part to Blackstone's succinct and lucid explanations that made England's common law tradition easy to understand for the ordinary 18th-century reader. Estimate $8,000-12,000
This is Ms. Halloran’s second fine printed books auction since joining Gray’s in March 2010. Formerly a specialist in the Fine Books department at Christies in New York, Ms. Halloran heads up the Rare Books and Manuscripts department at Gray’s bringing her not inconsiderable skills and knowledge to Northeast Ohio. Gray’s inaugural Fine Printed Books auction on May 6, 2010, sold 80% of lots to an eager national and international audience in the auction house, as well as to bidders on the phone, and bidding live through Live Auctioneers.
Gray’s Rare Books, Manuscripts and Autographs auction is offered on Thursday August 26, 2010 at 1pm Eastern. Absentee, telephone and live online bidding are available. Live auction preview is being held at the auction house every weekday from 10 am – 5pm until Thursday August 26. Full condition reports are included in the catalog, which may be viewed in its entirety at graysauctioneers.com.
For further information please contact:
Melanie Halloran, Director of Rare Books & Manuscripts
Gray’s Auctioneers Llc
10717 Detroit Ave
Cleveland, OH 44102