Earlier this week, Alexandra Nelson, the chief marketing officer at Swann Galleries, hosted the…

The Fine Books Blog

The English author/illustrator responsible for two of the most iconic modern images of Christmas enjoys a celebration of his work in a new exhibition…
Back in March, Alex Johnson reported on the Sir Walter Scott celebrations getting underway in honor of the author’s 250th anniversary this year. It…
Another jam-packed week of auctions coming up. Here's what I'll be watching:
Sharing today a one-hour presentation on Galileo’s Sidereus Nuncius (Venice, 1610) in which Nick Wilding, professor of history at Georgia State…
Readers of John Berendt’s 1994 bestseller Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil will no doubt recognize the rare sculpture headed to auction at…
The latest issue of Strand magazine features a previously unpublished Raymond Chandler article discovered in a shoebox at the Bodleian Library at…
Last week, the New York Society Library opened its new exhibit, Black Literature Matters, “inspired by our contemporary moment,” and guest curated by…
Spring 2021
Gilberto Cárdenas was a college student in Los Angeles when El Movimiento, or...
Wolf von Lojewski spontaneously bought five leaves from the Nuremberg Chronicle...
There really was never any doubt that Edward Carey, author of the new novel The...
Winter 2021
In the late summer of 1854, an eerie silence descended over Soho in London’s...
Since its founding in 2008, Catawiki—an international online auction platform...
In spring 2019, Dr. Melissa Tedone was working to restore an 1857 second...
Autumn 2020
In 2008, when Alicia Yin Cheng stumbled across an article in the New Yorker...
It began with Begotten, filmmaker E. Elias Merhige’s 1989 black-and-white...
There’s a pervasive notion that young people, screen in hand, do not enjoy...
Wilton, CT – An autograph album from 1862 containing the signature of Abraham Lincoln and 226…

In The News

May 14, 2021
Boston — RR Auction is proud to present the Einstein Archives of Ludwik Silberstein—a remarkable collection of correspondence focused on the theory…
May 13, 2021
Dallas, TX – A Columbia Law School textbook once owned and full of notes by one of the unquestioned giants of the U.S. legal system will occupy a new…
May 10, 2021
London – Leonardo da Vinci’s "Head of a Bear" will be offered for sale at Christie’s in London as a highlight lot in the Exceptional Sale, taking…
May 10, 2021
Dallas, TX – Joseph Christian Leyendecker’s Beat-up Boy, Football Hero, which appeared on the cover of The Saturday Evening Post on Nov. 21, 1914,…
May 7, 2021
London — A collection of unseen letters, drawings, work permits and photos relating to The Beatles time in Hamburg in 1962 and their relationship…
May 6, 2021
Berkeley, CA – PBA Galleries announced an auction of Fine Golf Books & Memorabilia to be held on May 13th, 2021. The catalogue includes over 340…
May 5, 2021
Dallas, TX – One of the most iconic and important pinup images ever created, Alberto Vargas Mara Corday, True Girl, February 1952, sold for $100,000…