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Authors and artifacts of


Writers who impacted generations to come

Books can take readers to places they’ve never seen, sparking the imagination and causing hope, fear, joy or somber rumination. Literature and books will be featured in our Fine Autographs and Artifacts auction in October 2018.

J.K. Rowling Harry Potter Philosopher's Stone book first edition RR Auction

RR Auction has offered at auction items relating to American heavyweights like Hemingway, Melville, Poe and Thoreau; internationally renowned authors like Dickens and Orwell, Goethe and Wilde; and noted philosophic writers like Camus, Sartre and Voltaire. We have also had auction lots highlighting modern authors like J.K. Rowling, as well as many recipients of the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Bibliophiles, historians and rarities collectors alike have shown high interest in the category at past auctions. Some noteworthy sales in Literature and Books include:

  • Extensive collection of Mario Puzo during his research for “The Godfather”: $625,000
  • Letter from Edgar Allan Poe to Sarah Josepha Hale: $167,947
  • Never before published personal correspondence by Lord Byron: $36,093

Do you have fine examples of literature and books?  Contact us.


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Past Top Sales

Mario Puzo Godfather RR Auction

Mario Puzo’s Godfather Archive
Sold Price: $625,000
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Sketch "Le Petit Prince" Antoine de Saint-Exupéry RR Auction

Signed sketch of “Le Petit Prince”
by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Sold Price: $15,496
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Signed first edition "Ulysses" author autograph James Joyce

Signed edition of “Ulysses”
by James Joyce

Sold Price: $14,650
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All formats of the Rare and Remarkable: autographs, historical artifacts, Sports, Hollywood, Space Exploration and more. Whether you have a signed baseball, or an iconic film prop, we’ll curate it for an auction where it will be best highlighted.

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Every month RR conducts at least two auctions, one an 800+ item Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction, including a monthly featured section, and secondly, a specialty auction focused upon a single subject. Focused auctions include: Music, Space, and Sports.

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