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Dillinger, John Autographed letter from the Michigan City Jail. Sold for $60,400 to a private collector. RIGHT

This first edition, first printing of T. S. Eliot’s Prufrock, and Other Observations, was one of a fine collection of T. S. Eliot works consigned by the High Museum, Atlanta, Georgia, and sold for $8,540 in 2010. BELOW

This fine edition of Charles Garnier’s Le nouvel opera de Paris, was among the highlights of architecture books consigned by Prairie Avenue Bookshop in 2009 and sold for $9,760 against an estimate of $3,000-5,000.


We regularly provide institutions with confidential and comprehensive appraisals and auction services. We have had the privilege of working with prestigious organizations across the country, including The University of Chicago, Rockford College, The Museum of Science and Industry, Spertus Museum, The High Museum, The Cincinnati Historical Society, Milwaukee Art Museum and The Ryerson and Burnham Libraries of The Art Institute of Chicago. FOR TRUSTS AND ESTATES

The Fine Books and Manuscripts Department offers a full suite of confidential estate services, including appraisals of tangible property for federal estate tax, charitable donation, equitable distribution and insurance purposes.

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