Last week, UK Arts Minister Helen Whately announced a temporary export ban on “The Myrowr of Recluses,” an illuminated Middle English manuscript meant to guide those who were retreating from society and devoting their lives to prayer, often referred to as anchorites. The leather-

In this, Mount Rushmore's 75th anniversary year, an interesting auction lot has surfaced in London: a manuscript letter written by the South Dakota landmark's sculptor, Gutzon Borglum, to his collaborator, Jesse Grove Tucker. The three-page letter, dated c. 1925-26, also contains a partial sketch showing only Washington's rock face.

LONDON, Maddox Street—Over 100 lots of books from the reference library of Ceramic expert Tim Clarke will be offered in the Bibliophile Sale at Bloomsbury Auctions on Thursday 14th January. The collection focuses on continental ceramics following Clarke’s particular interest in Meissen and other German makers, alongside other

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LONDON Maddox Street—A letter signed by Tolkien’s secretary revealing the identity of

Western Manuscripts & Miniatures

Wednesday 8th July 2015

Ely House, 37 Dover Street, London

Sale Total £706,837

77 Lots sold

100 Lots offered

77% Sold by lot

Dr Timothy Bolton commented after the sale: “We’re delighted with today’s result and our growing department is eager to build on these foundations. Bidding from both the

LONDON, Maddox Street—Napoleonic and Georgian satire was in high demand and making top prices in Bloomsbury Auctions’ sale on Thursday 25th June. The packed-out Maddox Street saleroom saw competitive bidders pushing prices to new record heights, with 98% of the lots selling for a total of £320,000 ($500,000), over three times the low estimate.

All lots in Lord Baker of Dorking’s opening

LONDON, Dover Street—With Dr Timothy Bolton at the helm, the inaugural Western Manuscripts & Miniatures sale at Bloomsbury Auctions on Wednesday 8th July is a journey through the history of writing and illuminating books in exactly 100 lots. The auction, which spans four millennia and a vast swathe of human experience, will be held at Ely House, 37 Dover Street.

Dr Timothy

London—2015 marks the 800th anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta, and a copy of the first engraved version, published by John Pine some 500 years later could sell for £15,000 ($23,000) when it goes under the hammer at Bloomsbury Auctions on Thursday 21st May in the auctioneer’s bi-annual Important Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper sale.

Magna Carta is recognised as one

London—Bloomsbury Auctions are delighted to present their sale of Continental, English & Middle Eastern Books & Manuscripts on Thursday 19th March in London at their saleroom in Mayfair. The sale charts the development of printing on the continent and in England, with works dating from the 1470s up until the 18th century.

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