Abel Berland Rare Book Library Sale

Portions of the auction of 18 rare books were shown, including a world auction record set for a work by William Shakespeare. Also sold… read more

Portions of the auction of 18 rare books were shown, including a world auction record set for a work by William Shakespeare. Also sold were James Boswell’s Life of Samuel Johnson, William Blake’s Songs of Innocence, Rene Descartes' Discours, Thomas Hobbes' Leviathan, and others. 

Video clips were shown of an October 3 speech by Mr. Basbanes about the Abel Berland library. Mr. Basbanes and Mr. Wahlgren were interviewed about these 18 items, interspersed with scenes from the auction of each one. Many of the auction participants were interviewed about the items and prices. 

Over the course of 40 years Abel Berland, a Chicago real estate consultant, had collected a library of rare editions of 500 of the most well-known works of English literature and other areas. close

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Abel Berland Rare Book Library Sale

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Program ID:
166606-1
Category:
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Format:
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Location:
New York, New York, United States
First Aired:
Oct 13, 2001
Last Aired:
Mar 23, 2003

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  • Oct 13, 2001 | 9:09am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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