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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Lowman American / Texas History Collection

The Texas State Historical Assn passes along this infomation.
Dear Texas History Lover,

A unique opportunity will occur at 1:30 EDT on Wednesday, March 18. Collectors of rare books will be able to bid on the American History portion of the Al Lowman Library and to know that proceeds from the sale will support TSHA. 

Al Lowman very generously donated his library of more than 10,000 books to the Association. Selections from the Texas portion of his library appeared in the Live Auction and the Silent Auction during the 2010 Annual Meeting held March 4-6, 2010.

Proceeds from the sales of Al Lowman's Collection will be used to establish an award to be given for books on Texas county or local history. Mr. Lowman hopes the creation of the award will stimulate more interest and writing in that category.

Al Lowman, TSHA President 2000-2001
image of Al Lowman
The Al Lowman Collection of American History and Literature will be auctioned by Swann Auction Galleries of New York City at 1:30 pm EDT, on March 18, 2010 as part of its Printed and Manuscript Americana Auction.  Proceeds from the sale will benefit TSHA.

Lots 261-354 in the Swann Auciton Gallery Online Catalogue are from the Al Lowman Collection. For the Auction, Swann Auction Galleries will accept online bids

During a lifetime of collecting, Al Lowman amassed more than 10,000 books, all of which are in collector's condition.  Most are first editions, many are signed, some have authorial inscriptions, and all original dust jackets are intact. Find out more...

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