Charles Dickens

Doyle NY to Auction Rare Books, Auotgraphs, and Maps on Nov. 5

Doyle New York will auction Rare Books, Autographs and Maps on November 5, 2012 at 10am. The material ranges from early illuminated manuscripts to modern first editions. Categories include Americana; bibliography and fine printing; illustrated books of all periods, including atlases and color plate books; literature; fine bindings (both bound sets and remarkable examples of the bookbinder's art); science and technology; travels and voyages; children's and illustrated books; and a diverse range of interesting books in other fields.

Geology and Paleontology at National Book Auctions on June 24

National Book Auctions, located in Ithaca, NY, will host a Sunday, June 24th auction featuring a broad range of rare antique books as well as groups of collectible ephemera.  Featured is a large collection of primarily antique works from the fields of geology and paleontology.  We will also offer another session from the large nautical library we are bringing to market over a series of auctions this year. During this auction, books offered from this collection include many brand new books, offered in groups.  Ephemera lots include magazines, advertising and various other genres.
Our series profiling the next generation of antiquarian booksellers continues today with Ed Lake of Jarndyce Booksellers in London.  Ed's father, Brian, is the proprietor of Jarndyce Booksellers, which was founded in 1969.  Our Bright Young Things series is migrating across the pond for a few weeks in celebration of the upcoming Olympia Antiquarian Book Fair, from May 24th - May 26th in London.
If you're like me, you find yourself glued to the television every Sunday night when Masterpiece Theater is on.  And this year, as befits the 200th anniversary of his birth, is the year of Dickens.  So Masterpiece just recently wrapped up encore presentations of Oliver Twist and The Old Curiosity Shop.  And later this spring will see new adaptations of Great Expectations and The Mystery of Edwin Drood (which I'm particularly looking forward to).

Inscribed Hemingway on the Block at Heritage Auctions

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - One of just 300 first edition copies printed of Ernest Hemingway’s first book - Three Stories & Ten Poems. [Paris]: Contact Publishing Co., 1923 - is expected to bring $75,000+ when it comes across the auction block on Thursday, Feb. 8, as the lead lot in Heritage Auctions’ Rare Books Signature® Auction, taking place at the company’s Beverly Hills showroom, 9478 West Olympic Boulevard.