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Beat Generation writer Jack Kerouac’s personally owned first edition copy of his 1957 classic book On The Road (est.  $5,000-$6,000).

University Archives online auction, March 25th

University Archives / March 25, 2020


Part 1 of the Forbes Collection – 49 lots of phenomenal items from the estate of Malcolm Forbes (1919-1990), the multimillionaire magazine publisher and discerning collector of Americana – and Part 2 of items from the estate of Beat Generation writer Jack Kerouac will headline University Archives’ next online auction slated for Wednesday, March 25. The auction will start promptly at 10:30 am Eastern time. In total, 215 lots are scheduled to come up for bid. The catalog has been posted online and bidding is available via LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com and Auctionzip.com. Phone and absentee bids will also be accepted. Folks can visit the website and browse the full catalog now, at www.UniversityArchives.com. The auction is packed with rare books, manuscripts, relics and more, many of them signed by history’s brightest luminaries. Presidential items span the administrations of George Washington through George H.W. Bush (including a twice-signed Lincoln letter); Americana includes a Civil War Fort Sumter missive; and foreign lots include King George III and William Pitt the Elder. For more information about University Archives and the March 25 auction, visit www.universityarchives.com. For phone bidding call 203-454-0111.

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