rare books

Books, Manuscripts, and Americana at Christie’s on June 12 rebecca Fri, 05/17/2019 - 09:17

New York – This June 12th, Christie’s Books & Manuscripts department will be presenting two live sales: The Birth of Modern Business: Luca Pacioli’s Summa de Arithmetica (estimate: $1,000,000-1,500,000), a stand-alone sale of the original how-to guide for business and a various owner sale of Fine Printed Books & Manuscripts Including Americana. The latter includes over 200 objects ranging from early printed books to 20th-century manuscripts.

As some readers may recall, we published a feature last autumn called “Booksellers’ Best,” an illustrated listing of a dozen rare books and manuscripts that antiquarian booksellers offered up as their most noteworthy sales of the year. This year, we’ll be doing the same thing, with one small twist: two categories, Under $500 and Over $500.

Rare Books &c. at Auction This Week rebecca Mon, 05/06/2019 - 09:07

Another fairly quiet week in the auction rooms coming up:

Waverly Rare Books to Conduct May 2 Judaica Auction rebecca Fri, 04/26/2019 - 10:22

Marc Chagall illustrationFalls Church, VA -- Waverly Rare Books, a division of Quinn’s Auction Galleries, will present a special Collectors Series Judaica auction on May 2 featuring historically important books, art, scrolls and artifacts. A prized selection of items comes from the estate of Rabbi Joshua O. Haberman (1919-2017), who had strong ties to the Washington, D.C., area.