The Exceptional Literature Collection of Theodore B. Baum, Part One will take place at Christie’s New York as a live sale on 14 September. Beginning with European Literature to 1900, highlights include a wealth of Jane Austen, including the Kern copy of Mansfield Park in original boards from a lending library; Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre from the library of Katharine de Berkeley Parsons; the publisher's copy of Charles Dickens's Great Expectations; the Second and Fourth Folios of William Shakespeare; Mary Shelley's Frankenstein in original boards; and the Berland copy of Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels. This is followed by American literature to 1900, including Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven in original wrappers; the first edition of Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass; and a copy of Phillis Wheatley Peters's Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral.
Viewing is by appointment only from 9-13 September. Should you wish to secure a reservation, please contact email@example.com or call +1 212 636 2000.