Modern Literature & Poetry offered in conjunction with material relating to John Steinbeck. Lots 1050 to 1238. If you prefer to read Steinbeck in manuscript this is your opportunity. Overall this section is a complex mix of material in Peter’s Howard’s wheelhouse.
Having tried to buy Americana from Peter I would have said it was his short suit but this section manages to be appealing. Lot 1251 is tickets for a water-train-water passage in 1866 from San Francisco to New York via Nicaragua. Three years later the transcontinental railroad would open North America to fast overland travel. Evidence of this short-lived route is exceedingly rare.
The final section is Baseball and someone is going to buy a fabulous poster announcing Williams and Amherst - Baseball and Chess - Muscles and Mind. This gem, dated 1857, is the earliest known baseball broadside for the first intercollegiate baseball game. It is a two-page folio or double folio, an impossibly rare and important item. [lot 1257]
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