book auction

New York—In addition to rare book collectors, this spring’s sale of Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts, including Americana, will appeal to fans of Sherlock Holmes, the elusive J.D. Salinger and Civil War photographs. From a hand- illuminated 15th century Bible to an artifact of scientific discovery to one of the most

NEW YORK — Bonhams will offer a Bible inscribed and signed by Albert Einstein in which he refers to the book as a source of “inexhaustible wisdom” (est. $1,500-2,500). Featured in the June 25 Fine Books & Manuscripts auction at the Madison Avenue salesroom, the Bible was also signed by Einstein’s wife, Elsa, in 1932, as a gift to their American friend, Harriet Hamilton. 


Yesterday Sotheby's New York sold a lot of seven signed books from George Washington's library at Mount Vernon--according to the auctioneer, the largest number of volumes signed by the first president to be seen at auction since 1904. The total price for these seven

New York—On Thursday, June 20 Swann Galleries will conduct an auction of 

On 11 June 2013 the Books and Manuscripts sale at Sotheby’s New York will include a particularly important first edition of The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald which once belonged to the critic and author Malcolm Cowley. Although the sales at the time were disappointing in comparison to the author’s

BOSTON, Mass. — May 22, 2013 — Skinner, Inc. will host an auction of Fine Books & Manuscripts on June 1st in its Boston gallery. The sale will feature a large

May 18 2013 — English PEN and Sotheby’s are delighted to release additional details on the sale of the definitive first edition of J.K. Rowling’s first book. The freely annotated first edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone — with numerous comments by the author on the process of writing and and the editorial decisions involved will be offered for sale as part of the


New York—On Thursday, May 9 Swann Galleries will conduct an auction