Property from Serendipity Books and European paintings on offer at Bonhams in April

SAN FRANCISCO, CA.- The much-anticipated continuation of Bonhams February 12 sale of property from Serendipity Books in Berkeley, Calif., along with a great selection of European paintings and 20th century designs, will go on the auction block at Bonhams Period Art & Design sale, April 15-16 in San Francisco. Property from Serendipity Books, on offer April 16, will include more than 200 lots of fiction and poetry, including works by John Steinbeck, Samuel Beckett, William Faulkner, Allen Ginsburg, Robinson Jeffers, Henry James, Richard Ford, Joseph Conrad, Henry Miller, Ring Lardner and others. Highlights will include a 1924 edition of James Joyce’s Ulysses (est. $300-$500); a first edition of Malcolm Lowry’s Under the Volcano (est. $300-$500); a first edition of John Steinbeck’s East of Eden (est. $300-$500); an advance proof copy of Horace McCoy’s They Shoot Horses, Don’t