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September 25, 2021 Arader Galleries - New York

Fall Auction: A wonderful selection of rare works on paper including Audubons, Natural History Watercolors, Americana, Rare Maps & Rare Books.

1pm

Arader Galleries - New York
1016 Madison Avenue
(between 78th and 79th Streets)

New York, NY

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Auctions Mid-Atlantic
September 30, 2021 After Hours with Banned Books - Online

In 1616, nearly 75 years after Nicholaus Copernicus’ theories on planetary motion first appeared in print, the Congregation of the Index of Prohibited Books ruled that copies of De Revolutionibus must be “suspended until corrected.” This was not an outright ban of the text, but a call for its “expurgation”, a practice for selectively censoring parts of books that the Catholic Church deemed suspect, dangerous, or otherwise heretical.  The Congregation’s final decree, issued in 1620, called for the removal of only a few passages, as the book was “most useful and necessary to astronomy.” The history of science offers many similar cases, where useful books for scientists, doctors, and other professionals were allowed to circulate, even despite explicitly controversial content.  Censoring scientific books was not at all straightforward, and readers were often allowed access to “banned” works because of the value of their content. Join Harvard professor Hannah Marcus and the Library’s Assistant Curator for Special Collections Jamie Cumby as they discuss how prohibited books were read in early modern Europe, and share examples of expurgated books held by the Library.

7pm - 8pm

Linda Hall Library
5109 Cherry Street

Kansas City, MO

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Lecture Virtual
September 30, 2021 Forum Auctions

Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper

1pm

Forum Auctions
220 Queenstown Road
Nine Elms

London - UK

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Auctions International
October 1, 2021 - October 3, 2021 Rare Books LA - Santa Monica

The Book Fair features leading specialists in antiquarian books, fine prints, photography, ephemera, maps, and more from throughout the United States and Europe.

General Admission:
Sat, Oct 2nd 10am - 6pm
Sun, Oct 3rd 11am - 4pm

Opening Night Fri, Oct 1st 6pm - 9pm

Rare Books LA Virtual Book Fair September 30th – October 3rd

Rare Books LA - Santa Monica
1219 3rd Street Promenade

Santa Monica, CA

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Book Fairs West
October 14, 2021 Heritage Auctions - Online

The Gary Munson Collection of Horror and Fantasy Rare Books
Sale #31172

11am

Bidding Begins Approx: September 23, 2021

Estimated Settlement: November 29, 2021

Heritage Auctions - Dallas
2801 W. Airport Freeway

Dallas, TX

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Auctions Virtual