Printed books and manuscripts; printed books from the library of Robert A. Hefner III, Americana from the Forbes Magazine Collection; the properties of Avoca Museum and Historical Society, BMI Foundation, Inc., Jay Conger, Forbes Magazine Collection, Fort Myers Historical Museum, Robert A. Hefner III, Portsmouth Athenaeum, the late Robert A. Power, Purchase College Foundation, Edgar and Helen Hope Montgomery Scott, Chilton Thomas, the estate of Alan L. Weiner (catalogue for an auction conducted by Christie, Manson & Woods International Inc., New York, 17 May 1996)
New York, Christie, Manson & Woods International Inc., 1996
(26.5 cm), 221 (21) pp., illustrations (some in colour, some folding). 320 lots. List of prices realised loosely inserted. Publisher’s printed wrappers. - Among the books from R.A. Hefner’s eclectic library (lots 1-48) were the Arthur A. Houghton copy of Bacon’s Instauratio magna 1620 (lot 3, $387,500), the Chatsworth copy of Sir Thomas More’s Utopia 1516 (lot 33, $233,500), the Honeyman copy of the first printed telephone directory 1878 (lot 42, $20,700), and Honeyman’s 1543 Vesalius (lot 47, $173,000). ¶ Occasional annotation.