A Moment With Emily Kerrigan
"One of the great strengths (of this auction)...are the many illustrated books -- whether a medical book, a Bible, an art book of Picasso illustrations, a book of maps -- there is so much to enjoy in this Single-Owner Collection." - Emily Kerrigan, Historical and Book Cataloguer
Join us as our Historical & Book Cataloguer, Emily Kerrigan, discusses the scholarly depth and contextual breadth that our Single-Owner Collection of Rare & Early Printed Books has to offer. Full of first edition printings, beautiful illustrations, and irreplaceable editions, take a moment and explore this unique and rare collection.

Are you interested in Astronomy? This auction includes a first edition of Alessandro Piccolomini's (1508-1578) The Sphere of the World. This first edition includes the first star atlas printed in the West, De le Stelle Fisse (The Fixed Stars), which includes 47 star maps in which Piccolomini considered important aspects such as scale and brightness, and labeled the stars for the first time with letters.

Are you interested in 19th century obstetrics? This Collection includes a "First American Edition" of George Pratt's (British, ca. 1784-1840) OBSTETRIC TABLES: Comprising Graphic Illustrations, with Descriptions and Practical Remarks; Exhibiting on Dissected Plates Many Important Subjects in Midwifery, complete with pop up flaps and overlays.

There is so much to explore in this Single-Owner Collection of Rare & Early Printed Books, which opens for live bidding on Friday, April 26th at 10am. Pre-bidding is available now.