Fine Books News: Recent

Quite a lot going on this week! Here's what I'll be watching:
Highlights from James Cummins Bookseller's latest catalogue Literature Manuscripts include:
News September 22, 2023
An archive of correspondence between magician Karl Germain and his assistant Paul Fleming is the top lot in the upcoming Ricky Jay Collection Part II sale at Potter & Potter Auctions.The auction follows its first Ricky Jay sale, held in February this year, which realized over $980,000. The…
News September 22, 2023
A set of photographs of Sir John Franklin and his fellow senior officers of the ill- fated HMS Erebus and Terror – believed lost until now – has fetched £444,500 at Sotheby’s Travel, Atlases, Maps & Photographs Sale. One of the most significant artifacts for the history of photography and polar…
News September 21, 2023
The Grolier Club in New York City presents an exhibition this fall about the power of books and ideas at a time of censorship and repression. 
News September 21, 2023
A signed book from the dawn of the atomic age featuring the signatures of J. Robert Oppenheimer, Albert Einstein, Niels Bohr, and other nuclear researchers goes under the hammer at RR Auction this week.
Auctions September 20, 2023
Three illustrations from Beatrix Potter's There was an Old Woman Who lived in a Shoe lead Heritage Auction's October 6 Illustration Art sale which also features work by Alberto Vargas, Gil Elvgren, and Charles Addams, plus examples from the pulp and pin-up genres.
News September 20, 2023
The 2023 Honey & Wax Book Collecting Prize has been won by Auroura Morgan, owner of Black Lantern Tattoo Co., Nashville, Tennessee, for Hybrid Botanicals: A Modern Tattoo Artist’s Reference Collection.
News September 20, 2023
Kenneth Gloss, who runs the Brattle Book Shop in Boston, will speak at New York’s Grolier Club to talk about the 'improbable finds' of his decades-long career in an in-person and virtual presentation on October 5 which is open to the public. 
News September 19, 2023
Potter & Potter Auctions’ 'Lieutenant Nobu Shirase and the Japanese Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1912: The Important Collection of Chet Ross Sale' will be held on October 12 featuring his historic collection of publications plus other materials related to exploration, travel, and the polar…
Current Events & Trends September 19, 2023
Gagosian’s rare book specialist Douglas Flamm has set up an advisory service for people wanting to build a private library, either from scratch or to add to an existing collection.
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of opening to the public, Chawton House is bringing together some of the most precious treasures in the collection for the first time. Covering the Knight and Austen family history, the women – including Jane Austen – who have shaped the estate and the remarkable…