As an object, the death mask of John Keats manifests the poet’s romantic and tragic life. It feels almost too private a thing to be sold at auction, and yet, one will be offered in London on December 9 for an estimated £12,000-16,000 ($16,000-21,000). Fellow sensitive

London — Christie’s Classic Week presents Quentin Blake: 200 Drawings, open for browsing from 25 November and bidding from 2 to 16  December. With estimates ranging from £100 to £2,000, the online auction is the latest collection of works offered directly from the

A busy week coming up in the auction rooms:

At Tajan in Paris, Books and Manuscripts on Tuesday, November 3, in 176 lots. Expected to lead the sale is a copy of the 1948 Albert Skira edition of Ronsard's poems with 

Yesterday, a copy of Shakespeare’s First Folio (1623) sold at Christie’s in New York for $9.9 million, fees included, to Stephan Loewentheil, president and founder of the 19th-Century Rare Book & Photography Shop,

At auction on Tuesday night, Femme dans un fauteuil, a painting by Pablo Picasso of his muse, fellow artist, and photographer Dora Maar, sold for just under $30 million. Maar, who appears on the cover of our

New York – Christie’s Fine Printed Books & Manuscripts Including Americana auction opens for bidding online October 1-16 during Classic Week, a marquee series of sales. Leading the sale is an very rare broadside announcing the first National Thanksgiving in 1777, the first

Yesterday, at Christie’s in London, a sixteenth-century prayer book that once belonged to the doomed Mary Queen of Scots sold for £311,250 ($400,000). The lavishly illuminated manuscript had been given to Mary by

A busy week coming up in the salerooms!

Sotheby's London will hold two sales on Tuesday, July 28. The first is The Library of a Greek Bibliophile: Travel books, Aldines, and an important Qur'an, in 119 lots. The

London - Christie’s announces highlights featuring in the forthcoming innovative Classic Art Evening Sale: Antiquity to 20th Century, taking place as a live auction on 29 July. This season the Classic Art group has joined together to present an evening sale comprising 69 lots of exceptional paintings

Opera fans might hit a high note when they hear this: a collection of musical scores from the personal library of the legendary American-born Greek soprano Maria Callas is being offered in an online sale at