Fine Books News: Recent

I'll be keeping an eye on these auctions this week:Some manuscripts and printed material are…
Our regular look at the new books that have recently caught the eye of our print and online editors…
Highlights from Heritage Auctions' June 6 The Art of War: Historical & Political Posters auction include:* World War I recruiting poster (U.S. Navy, 1917), 26.5" X 40.5", I Want You for the Navy. The work of Howard Chandler Christy, war illustrator and creator of the famous 'Christy Girls'.…
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Bayliss Rare Books is offering The Beckham Collection, a unique D-Day collection ahead of the 80th anniversary on June 6.
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The sale of 19th and 20th century photographs at Chiswick Auctions on June 6 includes a group of 14 images from the influential series published by The  Society for Photographing Relics of Old London from 1867-78. 
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Franz Kafka's deep insecurity about his work is the focus of a letter coming to Sotheby's in which he describes his problems with writer's block.
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A rare handwritten letter by Napoleon Bonaparte playfully criticizing his tutor's work is among 800 lots at RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts sale ending June 12.
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The first Hugo ever awarded and props from the 1953 movie War of the Worlds are among items celebrating the relationships between technology, literature, and film in the 20th Century at the latest Freeman’s | Hindman auction. 
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To mark the 2024 presidential election, the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery is presenting Picturing the Presidents: Daguerreotypes and Ambrotypes from the National Portrait Gallery’s Collection, an exhibition featuring historic photographic portraits of 11 men who held the nation’s highest…
Book Fairs
A new art book fair celebrating non-profit, collaborative, and interdisciplinary publishing, will take place in London this week.The inaugural Inventory Art Book Fair running June 7 - 9 at Cromwell Place, South Kensington, will be a celebration of artist publishing in the UK, bringing together…
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UK-based Excalibur Auctions is offering two rare comics believed never to have been offered in the UK before at auction.