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|October 23, 2022||Addison & Sarova Auctioneers - Online Only
Bookworm Online-Only Sale
Lots begin closing 6pm
Addison & Sarova Auctioneers
Social Circle, GAMore info
|October 26, 2022||Sotheby's - London
Arts of the Islamic World & India including Fine Rugs and Carpets
This autumn’s sale showcases the wondrous heritage left by artists active under Islamic patronage, from Spain and North Africa to the Middle East, Central Asia to India, and beyond.
We are honoured to present an exquisite leaf from the incomparable Shahnameh of Shah Tahmasp (r.1524-76), universally recognised as a monumental achievement of artistic skill, the zenith of Persian arts of the book. Attributed to the artist Mirza ‘Ali, the illustrated page demonstrates his mastery of both the figural and the natural, as the large composition spills into the margins, creating a captivating scene, filled with mesmerising detail.
Dating to the early Islamic period come two exceptionally rare tenth-twelfth century objects from both the east and west Mediterranean regions: a Fatimid calligraphic pottery jar, the finest surviving relic of lustreware produced in the early second millennium, and an Andalusian bronze multi-wick lamp stand, with decoration comprising animals, openwork vegetal motifs, and nielloed calligraphy. Other metalwork highlights include two silver-inlaid works of art from twelfth-century Herat: a penbox and ewer, the latter comprising delicate zodiacal designs, a highly ornate Safavid astrolabe signed by the master ‘Abd al-Aimma, and a near-complete set of early Islamic horse trappings, in superb condition.
From the Indian subcontinent, and appearing for the first time at auction, Betsy Salinger’s captivating collection of Indian Miniatures channels the mastery and lyricism of the Pahari, Rajasthani, Mughal and Deccani schools. This carefully curated selection of works is an ode to the virtuosity and diversity of Indian miniature art, as well as the taste and erudition of its collector.
An exceptional assortment of manuscripts and illustrations includes a monumental Qur’an leaf on vellum dating to the eighth century, a ravishing sixteenth-century Safavid Qur’an copied by a student of 'Ala al-Din Muhammad Tabrizi, and a dazzling double-sided page from the Imperial Mughal manuscript the Tarikh-i Alfi, ‘The History of a Thousand Years’.
Sotheby's Unit 1
Sotheby's - London
London, UKMore info
|October 26, 2022||Lion Heart Autographs - Online Auction
150 Heroic & Notorious Autographs: Dreyfus Collection, UK Royals, Women, Medical Pioneers, Composers, Jurists & Artists
A magnificent offering of important material about the Dreyfus Affair including twelve, UNPUBLISHED COURTROOM SKETCHES from the 1899 trial at RENNES; an ADMISSION PASS to attend the trial; signed photograph and letters by ALFRED DREYFUS (one to the widow of Germany’s military attaché in Paris, Schwartzkoppen); letters and a signed book by GEORGES-MARIE PICQUART (and GEORGE CLEMENCEAU) during the Affair; examples from FERDINAND ESTERHAZY, DU PATY DE CLAM, FERDINAND LABORI, JOSEPH REINACH, ANATOLE FRANCE, MAXIMILIAN VON SCHWARTZKOPPEN, and EMILE ZOLA’S famous quotation from “J’Accuse...!” – “Truth is on the march, and nothing can stop it.”
Lion Heart Autographs - New York Auction
New York, NYMore info
|November 11, 2022 - November 13, 2022||Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair
Join us for the 2022 Boston Book Fair, returning to the Hynes Convention Center in downtown Boston! This three-day event will feature 100+ booksellers and the freshest stock around! The Hynes Convention Center is a short walk from the Back Bay Events Center, the venue for the Boston Rare Book & Ephemera Fair on November 12th.
The Boston Book Fair is the annual fall gathering for book lovers and collectors, featuring the top selection of items available on the international literary market. Mark your calendars for the 44th annual gathering of U.S. and international dealers, sanctioned by the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers.
Fri 4pm - 8pm
Hynes Convention Center
Boston, MAMore info
|November 12, 2022||Boston Rare Book and Ephemera Fair
The Back Bay Events Center is a short walk from the Hynes Auditorium, the venue for the Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair on November 11th - 13th.
Situated in the heart of the Back Bay, the Back Bay Events Center is a full-service, state-of-the-art meeting and event facility. Centrally located among Boston's elegant hotels, shopping, and restaurants. Extremely accessible to public transportation. Discounted parking available.
8am – 4pm
Back Bay Events Center
Boston, MAMore info