Large selection of Harry Potter 1st editions ever offered at one time Heritage’s NY Rare Book Event Broad field of signed first editions plus large selection of Harry Potter first editions offered April 10
Collectors of important works on science will find particular interest in Johannes Kepler’s 1611 first edition describing why snowflakes are hexagonal (200 years before the solution was finally discovered), which is expected to realize $25,000+, a first edition of Charles Darwin’s groundbreaking On the Origin of Species, is expected to bring $20,000+, while Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleev’s Principles of Chemistry, dated 1869-71, is expected to bring $20,000+. The selections continue with Julius Casserius' 1600 work on the vocal and auditory organs, with 34 striking anatomical copper plate illustrations, is expected to bring $15,000, while Christiaan Huygens’ volume from 1690 explaining his groundbreaking wave theory of light, which may fetch $15,000+.
Further highlights include but are not limited to:
Robert E. Howard’s original typed manuscript for the Conan the Barbarian story, "A Witch Shall Be Born," originally published in Weird Tales, December 1934, is expected to fetch $25,000+.
A rare second printing of the first appearance of the U.S. Articles of Confederation is expected to fetch $15,000+.
James Malton’s 1811 volume titled A Picturesque and Descriptive View of the City of Dublin and illustrated by 25 hand-colored plates is expected to bring $10,000+.
A 1755 copy of the first edition of A Dictionary of the English Language by Samuel Johnson, "the most amazing, enduring and endearing one-man feat in the field of lexicography," is expected to bring $12,500+.
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