PBA Galleries, San Francisco

In addition to its usual Thursday auction schedule, PBA will host a rare books & manuscripts benefit auction at the California ABAA book fair. The sale will be held on Sunday, February 12, beginning at 8 a.m. at the Oakland Marriott. Part of the sale will benefit the Elisabeth Woodburn Fund, which provides financial support for scholarly research and education relevant to the antiquarian book trade. Seen here is one sale highlight: The manuscript personal accounting ledger of William Alexander Leidesdorff, merchant captain and West Coast pioneer, 1843-44. The estimate is $30,000-50,000.

Courtesy of PBA Galleries.