Sotheby's

Before we get to the upcoming sales, some notes from last week:

At the Sotheby's Books and Manuscripts: A Summer Miscellany sale, the revised final working typescript of Truman Capote's 

What was Oscar Wilde’s favorite amusement? “Writing sonnets and reading.” Favorite occupation? “Reading my own sonnets.” Aim in life? “Success: fame or even notoriety.”

In 1877, while still a student at Oxford, Wilde penned these revealing responses within the pages of a Mental Photographs album, a bound journal that one would hand around to friends to elicit their “

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

Another busy week coming up in the auction rooms:

Sotheby's sale of Music, Continental Books and Medieval Manuscripts ends on Tuesday, July 14. The 165 lots include a second issue copy of Newton's

New York – Sotheby's is pleased to share that the summer Fine Books & Manuscripts Online Auction, Featuring Property from the Eric C. Caren Collection is now open for bidding through 21 July.

The auction is distinguished by a

An early nineteenth-century board game that heads to auction in London later this month casts the religious pilgrimage in a playful light. Thought to derive from Germany, the game consists of a folding, linen-backed hand-colored engraving (the ‘board’) on which

A slightly quieter week this week, but still an interesting trio of sales to watch:

An online Livres et Manuscrits at Sotheby's ends on Tuesday, June 30. The 107 lots include a first edition of André Malraux's

Here are the upcoming auctions I'll be watching:

Sotheby's Churchill in Charge sale ends on Wednesday, May 20. The 100 lots include a print from around 1951 of Yousuf Karsh's December 30, 1941

New York — This rare working manuscript takes us back to Nashville in the early months of 1966, when Bob Dylan, at the height of his powers, was writing his seventh studio album, Blonde on Blonde.

Here we see the outpouring of fevered creativity that lay behind the classic album, as he penned out ideas for Most Likely You Go Your Way in four typed lines of text at the

In 1935, the publishing company, Little, Brown commissioned N.C. Wyeth (1882-1945) to create the dust jacket art for a novel called The Hurricane. It was the tail end of the “golden age of illustration,” and Wyeth, one of America’s greatest illustrators, having created nearly 4,000 illustrations for books and magazines during a four-decade-long career, produced this dynamic oil on