manuscripts

New York — A 13-page handwritten and signed letter from Ludwig Wittgenstein to Moritz Schlick discussing Gödel's incompleteness theorems, set a new world record for a Wittgenstein letter at Bonhams online-only Essential Genius: Ten Important Manuscripts for Modern Times sale. It sold for $137,575.

Written in 1935 when Wittgenstein

New York — A beautiful and very rare early Renaissance manuscript of two of Plato’s greatest dialogues, Phaedo, known to ancient readers as On the Soul, and Gorgias, translated from the Greek by Leonardo Bruni, leads Bonhams online-only Essential Genius: Ten Important Manuscripts for Modern Times sale which runs

Chadds Ford, PA – Philadelphia, America’s first capital and home to Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, is steeped in political, military and social history. Its cobblestone streets, 18th-century buildings and revered educational institutions bear the names of prominent families whose origins date back to colonial days. One such Philadelphia family, the Hopkinsons, can count amongst its

New York — Pandemics, sadly, are nothing new. The Black Death, for example, lasted on and off from 1331 until the middle of the 18th century. Its last major manifestation was The Great Plague of London, 1665-66, which killed 100,000 people – a quarter of the city’s population – while many more people across England had their lives disrupted. The scientist Isaac Newton was a student at Trinity

London — The Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association (ABA) is pleased to announce the launch of the organisation’s first digital fair “Firsts London Online” on 5th June, coinciding with the fair’s original opening date. The digital fair will replace the cancelled annual rare book fair which was due to take place in London from 5th-7th June 2020.

Hosted on the event’s dedicated website

Headlining an auction to be held in Beverly Hills and online next month is a previously unrecorded “Paris Journal” written by Jim Morrison, the live-hard-die-young front man of The Doors.

Previously, two Paris notebooks, one spiral-bound and one black composition-style, had been known, and have traded hands fairly recently

We haven’t done a proper catalogue review for some time, but the relevancy and winking good cheer of “Discombobulation: or Musings on Life in Lockdown,” a collaborative catalogue presented by UK book dealers Deborah Coltham,

Haarlem, The Netherlands — We are pleased to announce that the catalogue of our coming auction of 26-29 May is available online on our website https://www.bubbkuyper.com. It will be updated regularly, with extra photographs. The auction catalogues can also be viewed as pdf on our Homepage
   
The sale of 6473 lots comprises a broad array of

The Charles Dickens Museum in London has acquired a substantial private collection of Dickens material from the U.S., including 144 handwritten letters by the author (25 of which are unpublished); personal items including writing implements and jewelry; original artwork by the illustrators of Dickens’ books, including George Cruikshank, John Leech,

We were saddened to learn of the death of Joseph Rubinfine (1938-2019), a highly respected dealer in historical manuscripts. Richard Austin, senior vice president and head of books & manuscripts at Sotheby’s, described Rubinfine as “truly one of the