Rare & Illustrated Books , Antique Maps, and Americana

Rare & Illustrated Books , Antique Maps, and Americana

Thursday, October 29th at 2:00pm

Live auction on Live Auctioneers and Invaluable. We will be accepting absentee bids and phone bids placed with the gallery. You will also be able to place ABSENTEE bids on our website through HiBid.

No in person floor bidding.

Quinn’s Auction Galleries is pleased to present an auction of rare and illustrated books, works on paper, Americana, and signed books and documents. The sale features over 250 first editions, fine bindings, early 20th century illustration, maps and atlases. Items include a signed John F. Kennedy baseball, an extensive run of The Gardner’s Chronicle, 1841-1970, and a signed portrait of Kate Moss by Chuck Close.
Books include first editions of Treasure Island from 1883, and The Sun Also Rises; we offer a number of Civil War autographs, and a letter from Ulysses S. Grant to Abraham Lincoln; of special interest is a selection of illustrated books including Abstract Impressionism by Tiber Press, Alice In Wonderland– signed and illustrated by Salvador Dali, and Limited Edition Press’s Ulysses by James Joyce – signed and illustrated by Henri Matisse.
Highlights of the NASA collection featured in the auction include items signed by Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong, and Space Flown Flags given to former NASA deputy Administrator, Lori Garver.

If you would like to schedule a preview appointment, place a bid, request a condition report, or have questions please contact Jennifer.Sweetapple@QuinnsAuction.com

Auction Catalog

Call For Consignment | Modern & Contemporary Prints

Call For Consignment | Modern & Contemporary Prints


Quinn’s Auction Galleries is seeking exceptional consignments for an auction of Modern prints from the period of 1880-1970.

We are pleased to present 17 stunning etchings from Picasso’s Vollard Suite.
These hand-signed works include depictions of “The Sculptor’s Studio”, “The Blind Minotaur”, and Picasso’s muse and mistress- Marie-Thérèse Walter.

Our staff of experts would be happy to hear from you about works of art you wish to consign. Please use our consignment form linked below. Photos of signatures, dates, and limitations are especially helpful.

Consignment Deadline: November 6th

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Call For Consignment | Books

Call For Consignment | Books


Quinn’s Auction Galleries is seeking quality consignments for an auction of rare books, manuscripts, and ephemera with a focus on illustrated volumes.

We are the only auction house in the Southeast with a specialist book and print department. We have a wide reach, taking consignments from across the United States, and hold auctions that reach local and international buyers.

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Call For Consignment | Americana

Call For Consignment | Americana


Quinn’s Auction Galleries is seeking quality consignments for an auction of Americana ephemera, documents, historic objects, and books.

Do you have American autographs, historic ephemera, or rare books? Maybe from your parents or grandparents? Do you have time on your hands to take a look? We are here to help you!

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Rare Books & Prints

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