Large Collection of Books: Art, Culture & Literature
April 9, 2017, 11AM PDT
Estimate: $100 - $150
Lot 22
Large collection of 32 books; many old and antique, including: Original Water-Color Paintings by John James Audubon for Birds of America; African Ceremonies set by Beckwith and Fisher; together with books on topics including sociology and culture, art, political science and literature; Provenance: Estate of Ralph Turner, Los Angeles; H: 15 1/4" (tallest, approx.)
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