Fine Books, Atlases, Manuscripts & Historical Photographs


Bonhams - London - Knightsbridge
Montpelier Street

London, UK

The Royal Collection contains some of the finest South Asian paintings and manuscripts in the world. Tracing more than 400 years of literary and artistic output, the exhibition offers new insights into the shared history of the British Monarchy and the Indian Subcontinent through exquisite illuminated manuscripts, dazzling depictions of the Mughal court, royal portraits, Hindu epics and modern

Marking the 150th anniversary of the Charles Dickens’s death, this exhibition explores the power of the writer’s image. Starting in his own lifetime, we trace his image through artist interpretations, radical rethinking in popular culture and new digital technologies and re-imaginings.

The face of Charles Dickens is well known; you may recognise the wild hair and beard and think of him

Jewish and Israeli, History, Culture and Art
Sale #73


PREVIEW: The auction and preview will take place in accordance with the instructions of the Ministry of Health.

Thu, Aug 6th 12:00 - 20:00
Sun, Aug 9th 12:00 - 20:00
Mon, Aug 10th 12:00 - 20:00
Tue, Aug 11th 11:00 - 14:00

Kedem Auctions
8 Ramban Street


Books and Manuscripts: A Summer Miscellany
Sale L20409

Sotheby’s is delighted to present Books and Manuscripts: A Summer Miscellany. As the title suggests the sale includes a unique presentation of a range of material including literature, cartography, travel and more.

A highlight of the sale is a comprehensive collection of first editions, proofs and typescripts by and

Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History
Sale L20401

This sale offers important photographs of peoples and places in Borneo, Morocco, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, among others. We are delighted to present fine works of natural history, rare world maps, globes, extraordinary atlases, and colour-plate books. Also offered is an outstanding private collection of exploration, including

The Library of a Greek Bibliophile: Travel books, Aldines and an important Qur’an
Sale L20422

This impressive library encompasses early Greek printing, including eleven Aldines, accounts of travels in Greece and the Levant, costume of the Ottoman Empire, art and architecture, and fine colour-plate and illustrated books, including a magnificent gold illuminated Qur’an.


The Collection of a Connoisseur: History in Manuscript
Sale L20314

Queen Victoria writing to Tennyson about the death of John Brown; the young Winston Churchill writing to his first love from the battlefields of the Boer War; Frederick the Great writing to his former tutor on his belief that he deserved no congratulations for a military victory that had been bought with so much

Music, Continental Books and Medieval Manuscripts
Sale L20403

The highlight of the sale is a first edition of Isaac Newton’s most important treatise, Philosophiae naturalis principia mathematica (London, 1687). Alongside this there is some rare Hebrew printing from the Amsterdam press of Menassah ben Israel, nineteenth-century works of Russian literature and finely-bound French

Western Manuscripts and Miniatures

July 8th 2pm

Viewing dates
July 4th 11am - 4pm
July 5th 11am - 4pm
July 6th 10am - 5pm
July 7th 10am - 5pm

Bloomsbury Auctions
16-17 Pall Mall
St James's

London, UK