Fine Books News: Recent

Last spring, Fine Books & Collections broke the news that Colorado book collector David L.…
This February, Phillips’ New York Editions auction will feature over 140 lots of Contemporary…
News January 24, 2023
An astonishing discovery found at a 13th century Scottish castle has shed new light on the day-to-day domestic life of Robert Burns and his family, academics at the University of Glasgow have revealed.
News January 23, 2023
Whether you’re an armchair surfer or can confidently hang ten alongside Kelly Slater, you’ve probably heard of The Surf Riders of Hawaii – the earliest and most important book pertaining to the sport of surfing. Only eight copies of the book – all of which contain actual photos of surfers in Hawaii…
News January 23, 2023
Twelve original manuscripts written by Robert Burns, which have just come into the care of conservation charity the National Trust for Scotland, will go on display this January as part of a new exhibition entitled Homecoming.   The important pieces include letters, poems Donocht Head and Queen of…
Current Events & Trends January 20, 2023
Highlights from Sotheran's' latest catalogue of first edition books by Jan Morris including: * The Upstairs Donkey & Other Stolen Stories. London, Faber & Faber, 1962.
News January 20, 2023
The Getty Research Institute has acquired a collection of Indian and South Asian photographs from Ken and Jenny Jacobson. Numbering approximately 4,625 images from the 19th and early-20th centuries, the collection documents the people, social customs, religious practices, architecture, and…
News January 20, 2023
A marvellous Corliss & Wheelock steam engine, built by Crepelle et Garand, Lille, which was awarded grand prix at the Exposition Universelle, Paris 1889, leads The Connoisseur's Library Sale at Bonhams Knightsbridge on February 7-8. Still in working order, the engine is a testament to the…
News January 20, 2023
The discovery of Queen Victoria’s royal post box – with a festive card inside – has underlined the importance of preserving Christmas traditions as strikes and stamp prices crush card joy. The 140-year-old table letter box used for the famous royal’s post at Osborne House, her Isle of Wight…
Current Events & Trends January 19, 2023
Shifting Borders: A Journey to the Centre of our World(s) at the Treasures of the Brotherton Gallery in Leeds, England, focuses on the world of travel, guidebooks, and historic maps as well as contemporary artists' books. Guest curated by Chris Taylor, artist and Professor of Fine Art Practice at…
News January 19, 2023
No single comic was left on the spinner rack, nor a single work of art was left hanging on the gallery wall. And by the time Heritage Auctions' completely sold-out January 12-15 Comics & Comic Art Signature® Auction ended, its final total a remarkable $13,508,641 for only 1,015 lots, numerous…