Fine Books & Manuscripts at Skinner

One of Skinner’s biannual book & manuscript sales occurs every year during Boston’s Rare Book Week. This year, on Sunday, November 18 at 11 a.m., bidders and watchers can gather at 63 Park Plaza for an eclectic selection of rare books, manuscripts, and maps, including an octavo edition of A Short Narrative of the Horrid Massacre in Boston, Perpetrated in the Evening of the Fifth Day of March 1770 by Soldiers of the XXIXth Regiment, which contains ninety-six sworn affidavits of witnesses to the Massacre. However, the highlight of the sale is a first edition of Edgar Allan Poe’s Tales in paper wrappers. It is estimated at $60,000-80,000. For more information, visit

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