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The Folio Society today launched a limited edition of George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four,…
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A rare autograph musical manuscript by Ludwig van Beethoven featuring his first draft for the lied Neue Liebe, neues Leben (New Love, New Life), has been sold for $225,000 at Boston-based RR Auction. 
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The Dublin-born novelist and philosopher Iris Murdoch has been commemorated with one of English Heritage's iconic Blue Plaques.
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The Morgan Library & Museum has announced three new appointments to its curatorial departments. Sheelagh Bevan is promoted to Andrew W. Mellon Curator of Printed Books and Bindings, Dr. Pınar Durgun joins the Morgan as Jeannette and Jonathan Rosen Associate Curator of Ancient Western Asian…
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Continuing Freeman’s | Hindman’s spring series of books, manuscripts, and historical ephemera sales, its Books and Manuscripts auction on June 25 will feature around 300 lots of printed Americana, literature, fishing, art, maps, prints, and more, led by English Romantic poet John Keats's…
Next month visitors to Dr Johnson's House will be able to see the desk on which he wrote his landmark dictionary. Probably.
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Scotland is rarely considered among the big players in the Northern Renaissance, something curators at the National Library of Scotland are seeking to remedy with a new exhibition opening tomorrow (June 21) in Edinburgh.Visitors to Renaissance: Scotland and Europe 1480–1630 can view books,…
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85 photography lots focusing on 19th and 20th century Scottish life collected by Dr Murray Mackinnon go under the hammer today at Lyon & Turnbull.In 2018, the National Library and National Galleries of Scotland acquired The Mackinnon Collection, one of its most important photographic…
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Declan Kiely will be the new Executive Director of the Grolier Club, leading America’s oldest and largest society for bibliophiles and enthusiasts in the graphic arts. He will assume the role on July 22.
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Heritage Auctions will offer several significant pieces of original comic book art showcasing Frank Miller’s work including his earliest cover to reach the auction block, 1980’s Daredevil No. 165, during its June 20-23 Comics & Comic Art auction.Miller’s Daredevil work has become particularly…
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An autograph signed letter from Ringo Starr on joining the Beatles and the release of their first single Love Me Do which features the sentence "I got a phone call asking me would I join the Beatles and I said yes" is among the highlights of the July 10 Books and Manuscripts…