New York — Swann Galleries’ Tuesday, November 17 sale of Fine Books & Manuscripts saw great success across categories with a 90% sell-through rate by lot, and closed above the total high-estimate at $675,481.

“Literature tipped over to an eye-opening 95% of all lots sold. Steadfast buyer confidence, a constant throughout the entire sale, drove high prices via a multitude of bidding

New York — When Johannes Gutenberg introduced moveable type to Europe in 1439, he sparked a revolution in the dissemination of knowledge that changed the world for ever. Books printed in the period from then until around 1500 are known as incunabula. Among the most famous of these – and certainly the most lavishly illustrated and beautiful – is the Nuremberg Chronicle, an extremely rare first

New York — Fine Books & Manuscripts are at Swann Galleries Tuesday, November 17, with standout material amongst autographs, nineteenth- and twentieth-century literature, as well as art books.

Autographs from important moments in American history include

To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the death of Charles Dickens this year, the Isle of Man Post Office in association with the Charles Dickens Museum in London has produced a set of six stamps featuring five of John Leech’s illustrations for A Christmas Carol.

Coming soon to a theater near you — if it’s open, that is — is a new film adaptation of Charles Dickens’ novel, David Copperfield, directed by Armando Iannucci and starring Dev Patel as the titular character. The cast also includes Hugh Laurie and Tilda Swinton.

Originally published as a serial beginning in May 1849, David Copperfield is a rags-to-riches story set in

Galleries and museums in the UK are taking their first tentative steps towards reopening as lockdown restrictions start to relax. Among them is the Charles Dickens Museum in London which is reopening its doors on July 25. Its new exhibition, Technicolour Dickens: The Living Image

Literary memorabilia has long been a fixation of mine, and so far, 2020 has been a banner year for the sale of objets once owned by famous writers.

Once of the most striking items in this category is Jack Kerouac’s 9” wall-mounted crucifix, which sold at an online auction on June 24 for a mere $750.

Paris — 150 years after Dickens’s death, June 2020 will commemorate the anniversary of globally beloved author, social campaigner and public figure Charles Dickens. To mark the occasion, SP Books are releasing the original manuscript of Oliver Twist, which, according to actor and Dickens enthusiast Simon Callow, remains “ among the best loved

Today marks the 150th anniversary of the death of Charles Dickens in 1870 (as well as his brush with death five years previously in a train crash). Sadly, lockdown has meant the cancelation of many commemorative events, though the Dickens Museum has just released the first of a new collection of colorized photographs ahead of a planned major new

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

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