2015-01-29 / Around Town

For What It’s Worth

An unusual book was brought in recently: “Annabel Lee” by Edgar Allan Poe. This leather bound volume was privately printed for William Andrews Clark, Jr. in 1927, one of 50 copies. Clark, fabulously wealthy son of the senior Clark (Copper King), collected rare books and commissioned private printings. He helped fund the Hollywood Bowl and founded the L.A. Philharmonic in 1919. His sister was the eccentric Huguette M. Clark. This volume is modestly valued at $100.

Federico Santi, partner, Drawing Room Antiques, 401-841-5060.

Do you have a treasured item and want to know “what it’s worth?” Send an image, as hi-res as possible, directly to Santi at: drawrm@hotmail.com or 152 Spring St., Newport.

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