Charles Darwin

Chicago — Hindman’s November 5 single-owner sale of the Library of a Midwestern Collector featuring landmark works in the fields of science and technology, mathematics, literature, Americana and the social sciences realized over $1.9 million. Strong international bidding set several significant records at auction. 

The top lot of the sale, Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species

Earlier this year the UK’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport announced an export ban on the notebooks of nineteenth-century geologist Sir Charles Lyell, Charles Darwin’s mentor. A total of 294 notebooks and manuscripts, which had been kept in the family until now, contain

Chicago — Hindman will sell the 85-lot rare book collection of a single Midwestern collector that includes extremely fine first editions of Charles Darwin, Euclid, Galileo Galilei, James Joyce, Issac Newton, J. K. Rowling, Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton and many others.
 
Head of Hindman Book Department, Gretchen Hause, comments: “This highly

New York – A fine first edition, early presentation copy of Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection sold for $500,075, a world auction record for a presentation copy of Darwin's On the Origin of Species, at Bonhams Fine Books and

A brief overview of this week's auction offerings:

Sotheby's London will sell Important Manuscripts, Continental Books and Music, in 231 lots on Tuesday, June 11. Rating the top estimate by a fair margin is a calligraphic 

For many people summer brings at least a short break from the workaday world, time to be spent chipping away at personal projects and hobbies or simply reading a great (bookish) novel. Five recently published books about books speak to these priorities. So if you’re seeking a stack of summer reads, look no further!

New York – On June 13, Bonhams sale of Fine Books and Manuscripts will be highlighted by a fine first edition, early presentation copy of Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection (estimate: $200,000-300,000).

Ian Ehling, Director Books and Manuscripts, comments: “This extraordinary presentation copy of

Boston, MA — Boasting nearly 1,000 lots in a variety of genres, RR Auction's June Fine Autographs and Artifacts sale is highlighted by a Science and Technology section with online bidding until June 12.

Highlights include a Charles Darwin letter requesting a sketch of a barnacle fossil.  The four-page handwritten letter signed "C. Darwin," from August 8, 1850. Letter to Nathaniel