Sale Date: Friday, July 11, 2014 - 11:00 AM

It is both an honor and a privilege to present the Property of a Distinguished Private Collector, Part IV.  With sales results exceeding $11.5 million for Parts I, II And III, we have no doubt you will enjoy the final sale in this extraordinary series.  The great depth and breadth of the collection continues to be represented with a wide array of single lots, thoughtfully assembled groups and comprehensive archives.  American, English and European history, literature and culture are richly represented in Part IV.  Whether you are looking for a significant letter from one of the Founding Fathers or important Civil War material, you will find it here. If it is English history for which you are on the hunt, the Horatio Nelson letters are particularly fine.  The world of literature is at your doorstep with an abundance of letters by Samuel Clemens,Dashiell Hammett, Edna St.Vincent Millay, Andre Gide, Victor Hugo, Thomas Mann, George Bernard Shaw, Dylan Thomas, Paul Valéry and Emile Zola. Of course, a fine selection of letters from the great names in Science awaits you whether it is Thomas Edison, Albert Einstein or Louis Pasteur.  Should baseball be your passion, you will certainly take pleasure in perusing the cache of Ty Cobb letters included in this sale.