Sotheby's

Here's what I'll be watching this week:

At Sotheby's Paris on Monday, November 18, Bibliothèque Jean-François Chaponnière : Une collection Genevoise, in 285 lots. A 1772 Mozart manuscript

New York – Sotheby’s is pleased to announce that an early subscriber’s edition of John James Audubon’s incomparable The Birds of America will be offered in a single-lot sale immediately following our Fine Books and Manuscripts auction on 18 December.

Another busy auction week coming up!

Doyle sells 305 lots of Rare Books, Autographs & Maps on Tuesday, November 12. A deluxe copy of the 1969 Maecenas Press/Random House edition of 

New York — Sotheby’s presents the original Olympic Games manifesto, written in 1892 by French aristocrat, educator and athletics advocate Pierre de Coubertin, which outlines his vision for reviving the ancient Olympic Games as a modern, international athletic competition. The first modern Games were organized shortly thereafter in Athens, Greece in

Lots of action in the auction rooms this week, with a number of sales focused on photographs:

Yesterday Doyle New York held an online sale of

Bristol, UK — The physical copy of Lady Chatterley’s Lover by DH Lawrence used by the judge in the landmark obscenity trial of 1960 has been acquired by the University of Bristol.

The annotated Penguin Books edition of the novel will be housed in the Library as part of the Penguin Archive, held by the University’s Special Collections. 

A very busy auction week coming up:

On Tuesday, September 24, Sotheby's London sells Charles Dickens: The Lawrence Drizen Collection. In a prefatory note to the catalogue, Drizen notes that he's been collecting Dickens material for more than 55 years, and has now "reached

Charles Dickens was no teetotaler, as this 1870 manuscript record of his spirits cellar makes clear. In fact, he clearly enjoyed sherry, brandy, rum, and whisky, all of which he accounted for in his slim “Gad’s Hill Cellar Casks” notebook, which

New York – On the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing, Sotheby’s auction dedicated to Space Exploration totaled $5.5 million in New York, surpassing its high estimate by $1 million and with an exceptional 93% of all lots sold. The sale featured a wide variety of material from the Mercury, Gemini

Even the rare book world is abuzz with lunar madness this week. Earlier today, Christie’s offered the Apollo 11 Timeline Book, a three-ring-bound manual flown aboard the LM Eagle and