Rare Books &c. at Auction This Week fbcadmin Mon, 10/29/2018 - 08:43

Another very busy week in the book-auction world:


Sotheby's Announces the Bible Collection of Dr. Charles Caldwell Ryrie

NEW YORK, 6 October 2016--Sotheby’s is honored to announce the sale of one of the greatest private collections of printed and manuscript Bibles formed since the 19th century, The Bible Collection of Dr. Charles Caldwell Ryrie, which will be held in New York on 5 December 2016. Dr. Ryrie (1925-2016) was best known for his eponymous Study Bible, which contains 10,000 concise and cogent explanatory notes and has sold more than 2,600,000 copies. But while the Study Bible was directed towards the general reader, Dr.

Sotheby's London Sale of the Personal Collection of Deborah, Duchess of Devonshire Soars to £1.8 Million

March 2, 2016: In a packed salesroom at Sotheby’s London today, hundreds of collectors gathered to witness the sale of the personal collection of Deborah, Duchess of Devonshire (1920-2014). Over 1000 participants drove the sale total to £1,777,838, over 3x the pre-sale estimate (£500,000-700,000).