rare books

Hamburg, Germany — It comes in a handy size and with decorative lettering, but if you want to read from the rare 12th century bible manuscript as people used to in the past, knowing Latin would be helpful. The important contemporary document is part of the Rare Books Auction of Ketterer Kunst in Hamburg on November 23.

The unusual hand-size

Spend nine minutes gazing at some beautiful books and learning how King’s College Library conserves a collection of rare English literature and theology books that belonged to an early nineteenth-century college provost. A First Folio and Jane Austen first editions are among them.

Hamburg, Germany — Grossing total proceeds of over € 1.8 million*, the Rare Books auction at Ketterer Kunst in Hamburg on July 6 and 8, 2020 did not only realize an excellent result but also saw more than 40 lots with five figure prices. "That's almost twice as many as usual", says company owner Robert Ketterer. In addition, an upgraded

Well, the verdict is in: antiquarian bookseller John Schulman of Caliban Book Shop and former Carnegie Library archivist Gregory Priore were given light sentences for stealing about 300 rare books from Pittsburgh’s Carnegie

Last week and into the weekend, book collectors experienced the ‘new normal’ in antiquarian book fairs: virtual book fairs. Marvin Getman opened his on June 2 and allowed browsers to search by keyword or by bookseller, with each bookseller posting up to a dozen items each. It was a good start, and one of things I most liked about this format was that

Lakeville, CT — In light of the global situation, AntiquarianAuctions.com’s second U.S. sale will focus on connections of all kinds — celebrating what unites us at a time when physical contact can be dangerous, when ideologies can seem irreconcilable. The sale, which will run from May 28th through June 4th, includes

London — The Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association (ABA) is pleased to announce the launch of the organisation’s first digital fair “Firsts London Online” on 5th June, coinciding with the fair’s original opening date. The digital fair will replace the cancelled annual rare book fair which was due to take place in London from 5th-7th June 2020.

Hosted on the event’s dedicated website

We haven’t done a proper catalogue review for some time, but the relevancy and winking good cheer of “Discombobulation: or Musings on Life in Lockdown,” a collaborative catalogue presented by UK book dealers Deborah Coltham,

London — An affable if slightly bitter autographed letter from Charles Dickens to the British consul in Boston is among the highlights of Peter Harrington’s new Spring Catalogue, which also contains several rare items of interest including a first edition of The Worst Journey in the World by Apsley Cherry-Garrard; a first edition in

Haarlem, The Netherlands — We are pleased to announce that the catalogue of our coming auction of 26-29 May is available online on our website https://www.bubbkuyper.com. It will be updated regularly, with extra photographs. The auction catalogues can also be viewed as pdf on our Homepage
   
The sale of 6473 lots comprises a broad array of