June 2nd | Modern and Contemporary Posters and Prints

June 2nd | Modern and Contemporary Posters and Prints


Quinn’s Auction Galleries is pleased to present an auction of rare and collectible posters, prints and works on paper. Posters include a selection of Mourlot lithographs, early advertisements, as well as signed contemporary posters from artists Bridget Riley, Yaacov Agam, Leonard Baskin and more.

Prints offered encompass a wide range of works, from Modern masters like Picasso, Chagall, and Dali, to contemporary gems by Marca-Relli, Sobrino, and Zuniga.

We also offer fine, early prints by Grant Arnold, Joseph Pennel, and Goya. Also highlighted in this sale are works from celebrated local artists, Nancy Reinke, and Leonard Maurer, provided from the personal collection of, as well as works from the studio of, printmaker Phyllis Cohen, one of the founding artists of the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria.


Preview by Appointment: Wednesday May 25th through Wednesday June 1st. 11am to 4pm Not open on weekends. Please contact maddy.nave@quinnsauction.com to schedule

Live Online Bidding via Liveauctioneers.com & Invaluable.com begins June 2nd at 2:00pm EST

Absentee Bidding via Quinn’s website [link below], hosted on HiBid, ends: June 2nd at 1:40pm EST.

Phone Bidding Registration is open.

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May 12th | Rare Books, Prints, and Autographs Sale

May 12th | Rare Books, Prints, and Autographs Sale


This Sale Has Concluded

Quinn’s Auction Galleries is pleased to present an auction of rare books, antique maps, and Americana. The sale features over 250 rare and signed books, maps, and autographs. These include items by Thomas Wolfe, Benjamin Harrison, the Rehnquist Supreme Court, Eudora Welty, and a copy of the Ellicott Plan of Washington D.C.. We also feature an original Rackham illustration for “The Tempest.” and a first period Pony Express Cover from 1860.

Books include early printings, fine bindings, First edition, and books signed by Eudora Welty, Charles Lindbergh and Maurice Sendak. The auction also contains two early illustrated books, a copy of the 1688 edition of “Paradise Lost” by John Milton and a copy of Het Groote Tafereel der Dwaasheid that documented the South Sea Bubble. Autograph highlights include signatures from the members of the Rehnquist Supreme Court to former spokeswoman Toni House, Elizabeth II, Hebert Hoover, Ronald Reagan. Rita Hayworth and Cary Grant.

Quinn’s is also pleased to present a complete set of Helman’s “Batailles de la Chine reduites d’apres les grandes planches que l’empereur Kien-Long.” Engraved by Jesuits on order by the Chinese Emperor Qainlong to document and showcase his military exploits and reign. We also have on offer 92 plates from the 1835-70 edition of Flora Japonica and well as a 1775 Jefferson-Fry copy of A Map of the Most Inhabited Part of Virginia containing the whole Province of Maryland with Part of Pensilvania, New Jersey, and North Carolina. Illustrated items include an original Arthur Rackham signed and titled drawing for The Tempest, entitled “Ariel and Goblins”. We have, in addition, illustrated books by Cresset Press and a vellum copy of Forsaken Merman executed by the The Guild of Women Binders, hand colored by Gloria Cardew, one of only 10 published.
Preview available by appointment only beginning Friday April 29th Please contact Andrew@quinnsauction.com to schedule Live Online Bidding available via Liveauctioneers.com & Invaluable.com. Absentee Bidding via Quinn’s website. Phone Bidding Registration is open. No in-house shipping. Please contact us for a list of third-party shippers. Inquiries: 703-532-5632 (x576) Andrew@quinnsauction.com

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Book Department Discovery Auction

Book Department Discovery Auction

Thursday, March 31st at 2:05pm

Online bidding only.

We will be hosting in person preview BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. If you do not have an appointment you will not be allowed to enter the gallery to preview. If you would like to make an appointment, request a condition report, or have questions please contact andrew.shifler@quinnsauction.com

Pick up will be BY APPOINTMENT ONLY starting on Monday April 4th. If you do not have an appointment you will not be allowed to pick up your items. Please bring your own packing materials and pack your items yourself. No weekend pick up available.

There will be no in-house shipping for this auction. We have a designated shipping partner offering discounts for book buyers.Please direct shipping inquiries to Shipping@QuinnsAuction.com.

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Rare Books & Prints

Quinn’s Books, Prints and Maps division specializes in fine & rare books, maps, autographs & manuscripts & other ephemera.


360 S. Washington Street, Falls Church, Virginia, 22046
Tel: (703) 532-5632
Email:info@quinnsauction.com