Fine Books & Manuscripts
Our summer book sale will feature high spots in a range of categories. The auction will commence with a choice selection of early exploration titles including polar, atlases, and Americana. A wide array of modern firsts and important antiquarian books including a first edition of Moby Dick and a presentation copy from Charles Darwin are among the features of the literature session, and the sale will conclude with a selection of artist books and fine press titles, spotlighting entries for the “Caxton Club’s Reimagining ‘Chicago by the Book.’” works by some of the foremost book artists and binders of today, as part of the Club’s upcoming symposium to raise awareness for the arts.
Fall Magic Auction (Online-Only)
Our September magic auction will be a bibliophile's delight. Featuring a strong selection of antiquarian titles from the library of Giovanni "Roxy" Pasqua, the sale will feature works from the seventeenth century to the present day, among them classics by Bosco, modern presentation copies and deluxe editions, and related works. The books and manuscripts will be complemented by a diverse array of collectable and performable magic apparatus, posters, and printed ephemera.
Steiff, Toys, & Pop Culture
This auction will open with several hundred pieces of vintage and modern Steiff bears and other animals, drawn from advanced collections in Chicago and across the country. The remainder of the sale will consist of an eclectic offering of toys and collectibles, including a collection of antique mechanical cast iron banks; classic tin litho toys; German diecast scale model construction vehicles; comic books; movie posters; Disneyana; autographs; and other pop culture memorabilia.