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|April 16, 2020||Books Ripped Away: Secularization and the Removal of Monastic Books to State Libraries
You can’t judge a book by its cover, unless the cover is 300 years old, worm-devoured, or from a remote archive in the Mediterranean Sea. Then, an archival expert can conclude a lot—not just about the individual book, but about the culture and society that produced it.
The public will have the opportunity to learn about this and more from HMML archival experts at three lectures taking place this spring.
In the third lecture, Dr. Matthew Heintzelman, Curator of Western Collections and Rare Books at HMML, will look at the history of monastic collections that were built over centuries and their removal to the Bavarian State Library, state libraries and archives in Austria.
7pm - 9pm
Wine receptions to follow
Free and open to the public
Target Performance Hall at Open Book
|April 18, 2020||Potter and Potter Auctions
Fine Books and Manuscripts
Our first book auction of 2020 is set to highlight several strong sections that will include an array of Sherlockiana, fine bindings, modern first editions, and illustrated works. High spots will also include fine art prints of the present day signed by artists Joan Miró and Keith Haring, a limited-edition elephant folio of Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam by Elihu Vedder, and a signed Apollo 11 crew photograph. Rounding out the sale will be a strong selection of James Bond and Ian Fleming books, including first editions, signed books, and associated ephemera.
Potter and Potter Auctions
Chicago, ILMore info
|April 24, 2020||Heritage Auctions - Dallas
Bidding Begins Approx. April 3rd
Heritage Auctions - Dallas
Dallas, TXMore info
|June 2, 2020||Swann Auction Galleries
Swann Auction Galleries
New York, NYMore info
|June 5, 2020 - June 7, 2020||Firsts London Rare Book Fair
The 2020 edition of Firsts London will honour the life and work of one of the country’s most eminent writers, Charles Dickens, in the year which marks 150 years since his death.
More than 150 exhibitors from around the world will gather to offer rare and beautiful works including books, maps, manuscripts and ephemera covering a vast array of subjects.
2020 also sees the introduction of Prints at Firsts London – a dedicated fair-within-a-fair offering original prints from leading dealers and galleries.
Fri, June 5th 12pm - 9pm
London, UKMore info