Serious collectors know all about the Fine Books and Manuscripts auctions Leslie Hindman holds from time to time, and they’re sure to be all over the Hemingway and Fitzgerald first editions at the next one, Wednesday, August 8 (preview Sunday through Tuesday). But people just looking for something interesting and/or lovely to hang as art in their homes would also do well to check it out. The selection includes everything from Audubon plates from Birds of America to large-format Civil War–era photos by Mathew Brady to delicate 17th-century Dutch hand-colored botanical engravings. Not feeling that high-minded? Check out the three lots of original production celluloids featuring Betty Boop, including the one above, from about 1950.
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