1939 poster of Walt Disney’s Pinnochio brings $800 in rare book auction

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ITHACA, NY – An original Disney 1939 poster for Children’s Book Week brought a hammer price of $799.50 (including buyer’s premium) during National Book Auctions’ Jan. 29, 2012 sale. The poster features an illustration of Walt Disney’s Pinnochio, with the caption “Film classics from the World’s Best Books.”

Children's Book Week 1939 Walt Disney Pinnochio posterAn original Disney 1939 poster for Children’s Book Week brought a hammer price of $799.50 (including buyer’s premium) during National Book Auctions’ Jan. 29, 2012 sale.

It was a stand out among a large collection of vintage ephemera and artwork. Of particular note were rare first editions of 19th century and modern titles as well as a very large collection of signed modern first editions. This 437-lot auction also featured a select group of estate furniture and other antiques.

A 1965 first printing of Cormac McCarthy’s “The Orchard Keeper” fetched a hammer price of $3,240 (including buyer’s premium). This scarce first printing of this debut novel contains the author’s signature on a laid-in illustrated bookplate. Additionally, a rare stated first edition of Cormac McCarthy’s third publication, “Child of God” brought a hammer price of $799.50 (including buyer’s premium). This volume features a dust jacket featuring a full rear panel photo of a young McCarthy.

Cormac McCarthy Orchard Keeper First EditionA 1965 first printing of Cormac McCarthy’s “The Orchard Keeper” fetched a hammer price of $3,240 (including buyer’s premium).

Realizing a hammer price of $2,829 (including buyer’s premium) was a rare first edition of Edwin Lefevre’s “Reminiscences of a Stock Operator.” This work is a thinly-disguised biography of early 20th-century stock investor Jesse Livermore, a remarkable character who first started speculating in New England bucket shops at the turn of the century. What
makes this book so intriguing are the observations that Lefevre records about investing, speculating, and the nature of the market itself.

For more information, visit National Book Auctions.

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