Auctions | April 7, 2021

Catawiki Presents its First Exclusive Autograph and Manuscript Selection 

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The Emperor Napoleon in His Study at the Tuileries by Jacques-Louis David, 1812.

Amsterdam — The Books and Cartography team at Catawiki has continued with its stated aim of sourcing high quality supply, and providing occasional exclusive auctions to run alongside its many regular book auctions. This week saw the launch of the first Exclusive Autographs and Manuscripts Auction.

Courtesy of Catawiki

Napoleon's signature on an 1811 letter.

Among the highlights are letters from Man Ray and a manuscript from Paul Gaugin. Several Napoleon items include this letter from Napoleon to his Minister of War, the Duke of Feltre, with a lovely signature.

Also of interest, is a letter from Thomas Mann to the journalist Rudolf Kircher, whilst the former was at Palisades, California.  

It is intended that this will be the first of a Quarterly Exclusive Autographs & Manuscript auction. High quality submissions are welcome for future auctions.

The auction will be online starting Tuesday 6 April 2021 at 10:00 UTC | closing Monday 12 April 2020 at 18:01 UTC and will be visible at the following link: 

Marc Harrison, category manager Books, Manuscripts & Cartography at Catawiki: “Our experts continue to source interesting and unusual manuscripts and signed items from across Europe. It is exciting to be able to offer the best of these in a new regular auction.”