Rosemary Sullivan Rare Books to Disperse at Auction

- by Bruce E. McKinney


Patrick Gass, A Pennsylvania local

The Three Rivers Auction Company is pleased to offer from the collection of Rosemary Sullivan, a rare and out-of-print book dealer, and her late husband Bob "Sully" Sullivan, 1000's of fine and collectible books. This important collection has been assembled over a lifetime, many purchased directly from prominent collectors, individuals, and families. The Sullivans' personal collections included titles on history, glass, antiques, jewelry, photography, flowers, architecture and much more. Mr. Sullivan's knowledge as a gardener, a jewelry maker and a glass enthusiast, is represented in this collection.

Cataloged Books: Featuring fine first editions in many categories as well as history (Pennsylvania and local regions), Americana, military, glass, antiques, photography, flowers, Nazi Germany, RR, sportsman and autographed books from the Gov. Martin library. Books were purchased from the Gov. Edward Martin estate, local historians Albert Miller (founder of Meadowcroft), A. D. White, Noah Thompson, Ray Knestrick, Earle Forrest plus many other notable families.

Box Lots to be Sold After Cataloged Auction. For those who are interested in bidding on box lots, we will be posting those lots with photos on our website one week prior to the auction which will be available for absentee bidding at that time. Many box lots of books on literature, humor, guns, military, history, art and various other subjects will be available.

The book business goes on in its ever changing ways. These books, that have been part of many lives and most recently part of Mrs. Sullivan and her husband's collecting and reselling, will now, in the complex ways that material is purchased be dispersed in a thousand directions. All the evidence suggests they'll be freighted with good karma.

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[2] Direct link to Three Rivers Auction Company.

[3] Link to Proxi-Bid for this sale.