Leslie Hindman Auctioneers to auction fine books and manuscripts, Oct. 21

Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, one of the nation’s leading auctioneers and appraisers, is pleased to announce an auction of Fine Books and Manuscripts on Oct. 21, 2008, at 12 p.m. The auction will take place at the Leslie Hindman Auctioneers location in Chicago’s West Loop at 1338 West Lake Street. People have the option to bid in person, online, on the telephone or via absentee bid. Categories include Autographs, Americana, Illustrated Works and Art Books, Rare Books and Manuscripts in Science, Medicine and Natural History, Fine Press and Bindings, Children’s Literature and Modern First Editions, signed and inscribed.

Highlights in this auction include autographs from Abraham Lincoln, Mark Twain and a signed photograph from the  (1945), including Harry Truman and Winston Churchill; Dante’s La Divina Commedia, with illustrations by Salvador Dali; Delineations of Exotic Plants Cultivated at the Royal Garden at Kew, First Edition, by Francis Bauer; a signed first printing, first edition of Ernest Hemingway’s For Whom the Bell Tolls; eleven loose leaves from Shakespeare’s First Folio, comprising Much adoe about Nothing and the title page from Love’s Labours Lost; and Adolf Hitler’s Official Military Directive dated June 24, 1944, (D-Day).

Leslie Hindman Auctioneers’ 30 years of experience and expertise has earned the auction house an international reputation for achieving record prices. The firm specializes in post-war and contemporary art; Old Master; 19th and 20th century American and European paintings, prints, drawings, and sculpture; furniture and decorative arts; fine jewelry and timepieces; vintage couture and accessories; and fine books and manuscripts. They are currently accepting consignments for upcoming auctions.  For more information, call 312-280-1212 or visit www.lesliehindman.com.

Potsdam Conference photographPOTSDAM CONFERENCE, 1945. Autographed color photograph, framed and matted, of the attendees of the Potsdam Conference. Signed on the mat in ink by President Harry S. Truman, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, Admiral William Leahy, Charles Bohlen, and Joseph E. Davies. One of Four original prints, this one given to Matthew J. Connelly, Secretary to the President 1945-1953.

20 by 24 inches. Estimate: $15,000-$17,000. Courtesy Leslie Hindman Auctioneers.

For Whom The Bell Tolls First Edition

HEMINGWAY, ERNEST. For Whom the Bell Tolls. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1940.

8vo, original tan cloth, stamped in red and black, first issue pictorial dust jacket. First edition, first issue without the photographer’s name on the rear panel. Signed by Hemingway on title page. Jacket expertly restored with neat repairs at interior backstrip, top edge and folds; hinges starting; small chips to spine panel; otherwise fine in very good and bright jacket. Rare with signature only to title page. An attractive copy. Estimate: $4,000-$6,000. Courtesy Leslie Hindman Auctioneers.

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