Books & Magazines June, 21 2010

Christie’s Auction | Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts Including Americana

Bibliophiles will swoon at many of the offering at the block at Christie’s tomorrow. The “Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts Including Americana” sale includes signed letters from Presidents – Jefferson and Lincoln – along with some superb artifacts of New York history. Shown above, Lot 24, an original post-top style street sign of the late 19th-century (Wall and Broad Streets), is a real winner. It’s also tipped to go for a pretty penny – something to the tune of $70,000.

From my perspective, the true gem of the auction is William Faulkner’s ca. 1918 Canadian Royal Air Force Uniform (lot 104). The garments come with a photograph of the author wearing the uniform. This complements a number of Faulkner books and manuscripts.

Check out the uniform after the jump.