Bibliophiles will swoon at many of the offering at the block at Christie’s tomorrow. The “Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts Including Americana” sale includes signed letters from Presidents – Jefferson and Lincoln – along with some superb artifacts of New York history. Shown above, Lot 24, an original post-top style street sign of the late 19th-century (Wall and Broad Streets), is a real winner. It’s also tipped to go for a pretty penny – something to the tune of $70,000.
From my perspective, the true gem of the auction is William Faulkner’s ca. 1918 Canadian Royal Air Force Uniform (lot 104). The garments come with a photograph of the author wearing the uniform. This complements a number of Faulkner books and manuscripts.
Check out the uniform after the jump.