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Denver, PA – Dan Morphy, president of Morphy Auctions, has appointed James Kochan to the position of specialist for the company’s Americana, Early Arms and Militaria division. Tapping into his vast knowledge of American antiques, Kochan will be heavily involved in the curation and cataloging of American manuscripts, rare books, maps and ephemera.
 
“We are honored and delighted

As mentioned last week, the antiquarian book world’s first major gathering of 2020, which entails three book fairs, one auction, and several related exhibitions, is almost upon us. The biggest of the three book fairs, the CA International Antiquarian Book Fair in

Lakeville, CT — AntiquarianAuctions.com, South Africa’s leading online auction house announces the launch of its U.S. affiliate with an auction of carefully curated rare books, manuscripts, prints and ephemera. The sale will run from March 19 - March 26, 2020.
 
Founded in 2010 by rare book dealer Paul Mills, the U.S. affiliate, based

London — To mark its move to new premises in Bloomsbury, Bernard Quaritch Ltd., one of London’s oldest purveyors of rare books and manuscripts, is pleased to announce the release of two important, and topical, collections. 
 
Expected to spark excitement among collectors and fans alike, the personal library of seminal English author and poet

Chicago — Potter & Potter Auctions is pleased to announce its upcoming Books, Manuscripts, and Fine Art Sale to be held on Friday, October 18th, 2019 starting at 10am at the company's gallery, located at 3759 N. Ravenswood Ave., Chicago, IL 60613. All lots from this can’t-miss sale are on display and available for

London — Peter Harrington, the UK’s largest rare bookseller, this year celebrates its 50th anniversary, and is attending Frieze Masters for the second time, this October. This year its collection focuses on ‘Drawing a Line’.
As Adam Douglas of Peter Harrington says “In the past, we

First a rescheduling note: Skinner's sale of A Mystic Collection: Early Books, originally planned for July 20, has been moved to Tuesday, July 23. See last week's post for expected highlights. The photo above shows a 1610 

This week isn't quite as jam-packed as the last couple have been, but here's what I'll be watching:

At Christie's New York on Thursday, July 18, One Giant Leap: Celebrating Space Exploration 50 Years after Apollo 11, in

A busy week coming up in the auction rooms: here's what I'm keeping an eye on:

An online sale of English Literature, History, Children's Books and Illustrations at Sotheby's ends on Tuesday, July 9. The expected top seller from the 292 lots is the January 24

A much quieter auction week coming up:

Christie's Paris will sell the first part of the Bibliothèque Paul Destribats in a three-day, 607-lot sale from Wednesday through Friday, July 3–5. Cendrars and Delaunay's